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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: September 15, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923 79 No. 14


Briefs
Hurricane Katrina
relief concert
New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church presents A hur-
ricane Katrina relief gospel
concert on Sunday, Sept. 18 at
3:30 p.m. featuring The Smith
memorials, Agape gospel
singers, The minister gospel
singers and many, many
more. Come one, come all as
we lift up the name of Jesus in
song. All proceeds will benefit
the Hurricane Katrina relief
fund. For more information,
contact Mrs. Atrie Williams at
(561) 992-9500 or Bro. Demy
Dorsey at (561) 914-0334.

Relief efforts
Joyner Development
Group is sponsoring the Mar-
tin family and neighbors from
Gulfport Mississippi. Will we
be making weekly trips with
supplies to those who cannot
get out any and all contribu-
tions or donations will be
delivered directly to the vic-
tims. They are in desperate
need of food, clothes, money
and household items. Dona-
tions may be dropped off at
Ahern's BP Shop in Moore
Haven you may also contact
Diana Joyner at 227-0181 or
Rhoda Planty at 227-0109. And
thanks in advance for all your
help and support.

Audition open
for soccer mom
The Firehouse Cultural
Center in LaBelle still needs
one lady for its' upcoming
play (Soccer Moms) starting
Oct. 21. If you would like to
tryout for this play please call
Mike at 675-6799.

Grand opening
celebration
Dr. Arthur W. Anderson,
supervisor of elections for
Palm Beach County is proud
to announce the grand open-
ing celebration of the newly
opened Belle Glade office.
Elected officials and commu-
nity leaders are invited to a
continental breakfast (by invi-
tation only) from 10-11 a.m. A
program will follow from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. for the residents
of Belle Glade, Pahokee and
South Bay. There will be food
and fun at this family event.

Help needed for
hurricane victims
American Legion Post 20 is
accepting non-perishable
items for the victims of Hurri-
cane Katrina. If you would like
to help by making a donation
the legion is located at 101 SE
Avenue D, in Belle Glade. The
hall will be open after 4 p.m.
every day until further notice.
Some of the items needed are
diapers, jars of baby food,
water, tarps, rope, flash lights,
batteries, blankets, canned
meats, vegetables, juices, bug
spray, etc.


Lake Level

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Index
Arrests . . . .5
Classifieds .' .. .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . . .4
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We Help: A community partner


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE On Mon-
day, the staff at We Help Com-
munity Development Corpora-
tion in Belle Glade prepared for
their trek to Gulfport, Mississippi.
With supplies filling their
office, boxes piled high across
the walls inside, and a separate
warehouse at another location
well stocked by the donations of
people from the coast and in the


Glades, the staff was ready to set
out to deliver the goods to the
victims of Hurricane Katrina
along the Gulf Coast.
According to representatives
of We Help, there was never a
doubt as to whether they should
help the non-profit agency
seeks to meet the needs of com-
munities in distress. "Why?
Because it's in our name, We
Help," said Dr. Dorothy Walker.
At the same time, the CDC is
preparing for the start of con-


struction on its homes in its
Abidjan Estates project, ari
effort that represents years of
work for the company.
According to Executive
Director Dr. Walker, the project
is now nearing its much-antici-
pated construction phase, fol-
lowing the installation, of the
infrastructure at the sprawling
site behind the Winn Dixie store
along Main St. She hopes that
before Christmas, the first of the


Hurricane relief: Helping the victims of Katrina


INI/Jose Zaragoza
South Bay Reserve Firefighter Garfield Hamilton reaches out to accept a donation from
a passing vehicle. Throughout the day last Saturday, several police officers, firefighters,
Red Cross and community volunteers participated in a boot drive to raise money for the
victims of Hurricane Katrina.


Alexander Albores and Jim Wade started their collection effort early that day, and
received a good reception from passing motorists who stopped to pitch in.


Volunteers Jessica
Rodriguez and Yadira
Rodriguez also participat-
ed in the worthwhile
effort.


families will move in to the new
homes.
According to Dr. Walker, the
multi-million dollar project is
set to provide hundreds of new
homes for local people and
those who work in the area and
now drive each day to and from
the coast. Plans call for 177 sin-
gle-family homes and 168 multi-
family units, to also include spe-
cialty shops and a movie
theater. The single-family
homes run about $168,000


each, We Help representatives
say, including all the "bells and
whistles."
From the onset, since 1997,
the CDC has worked toward
achieving its goal of helping res-
idents to become homeowners.
Since that time, through a num-
ber of different programs in
partnership with various agen-
cies, including the state and fed-
See Help Page 10


South Bay



discusses



hotel failure


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY City offi-
cials in South Bay discussed
the hotel project that had been
in the works months ago for
the first time following the
announcement in Belle Glade
that the hotel developer has
decided to buy land in that
city.
Givans and Associates, the
developer, approached the
city of South Bay with the idea
of purchasirngland that sitson
U.S. 27 for the, purpose of
building a multi-million dollar
Howard Johnson Hotel to
cater to the heavy traffic that


flows through, the busy thor-
oughfare.
When the city did not
immediately accept the com-
pany's initial offer, and follow-
ing a quick back-and-forth
between Givans and the city
with different offers, the devel-
oper bought the old armory
property in Belle Glade a
property that city officials
there had been looking to sell
for months.
At the city meeting in South
Bay last week, officials dis-
cussed what occurred and
made plans to develop a
See Hotel- Page 10


Officers find



deputy's car



and daughter


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE By pulling
over a car during a routine
stop, Pahokee Police officers
solved a grand theft auto case
from West Palm. Beach
recently, putting the suspects
behind bars and returning the
stolen vehicle back to its right-
ful owner.
According to law enforce-
ment officials, it is normal to
recover stolen vehicles from
the coast in the Glades, with


criminals targeting the rural
area for its remoteness from
the larger cities in the county.
This latest case, however, was
different.
Officers on routine patrol
stopped a tan Mercedes Sept.
3, at approximately midnight.
Officers initially pulled the
vehicle over after the car was
seen squealing its tires in the
500 Block of South Lake
Avenue.
See Theft Page 10


Law enforcement changes loom


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY Exploring
ways of reducing the overall
debt of the city, and., finding a
proposition from the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office to
fit into' such plans, the city of
South Bay will be deciding soon
whether to transfer all law
enforcement duties from its
present police department to
the sheriff's office.
According to city leaders, the
move represents what could be
substantial savings over what
the city is currently paying for
law enforcement services
through its police department.
In contracting the services out
to the sheriff's office, the city
also stands to relieve itself of the
many aspects of financing a law
enforcement agency.
Last week, the commission
viewed a presentation describ-
ing just how such an arrange-
ment between the city and the
county would work. If done, the
sheriff's' office is looking to


enter into a police service agree-
ment (PSA) for a term of five
years.
*The make-up of the new
agency within the city would
include a deputy sheriff on-duty
24 hours a day, and one admin-
istrative commander, who
reports directly to the city man-
ager. The sheriff's office guaran-
tees full patrol coverage 24
hours a day and seven days a
week "regardless of issues or
incident."
The patrol cars used by the
deputies in the city will include
the city of South Bay logo so that
citizens are able to distinguish
them from PBSO vehicles. Rep-
resentatives with the sheriff's
office commit to providing the
same deputies to the area to
ensure that they develop a
familiarity with the local people
and community issues.
According to Captain Patrick
Kenny, with the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, the city
is expected to realize savings in
a number of different areas,


including human resources
expenses such as advertising,
testing and hiring of officers
under the arrangement. Addi-
tionally, the city will not have to
worry about managing health,
dental and pension benefits or
deal with issues of automobile
repair. Also, all revenues, fines
and forfeitures handled by the
deputies will be returned to the
city of South Bay.
Sheriff's Office representa-
tives say the PSA can be can-
celled with 90 days notice, and
South Bay will continue to have
the option of returning'to its
own police department should
it decide in the future to do so. If
at the end of five years the city
should decide to continue using
the services of the sheriff's
office, it may wish to re-visit the
issue again.
"The PBSO is eager to ensure
the level of service your com-
munity expects, at a more cost

See Sheriff-- Page 10


Submitted to INI'
Schools get Costco donation
Costco Wholesale donated 1,800 backpacks to the
School District of Palm Beach County, through the coor-
dination of the Department of Human Resources. Over
1,000 backpacks were donated to all of the Title I ele-
mentary schools in the Glades area. The distribution
took place Friday, Aug. 12.









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Obituaries


Monk Jackson
Monk Jackson, age 84, of 2379
1/2 Bacon Point Road, Pahokee,
FL, passed away Sept. 11, 2005.
He was born in Sampson County,
NC to the late Monk L. Jackson
and Sophronia Lee Jackson.
He moved to Canal Point, FL
with his family in January, 1953.
At that time he was employed
with the late Vinson Henderson
as a long distance truck driver. He
drove for many years before oper-
ating the Grassy Waters Restau-
rant and Jackson Entertainment
Center. He attended the Canal
Point United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Nellie L. Jackson, in
March 2003. Survivors include his
children, Ann J. Thigpen of Canal
Point, Sandra J. Suggs (Ray) of
Pahokee, Jimmy Jackson (Mary)
of Snellville, GA and George Jack-
son of St. Petersburg Fla. He is
also survived by a sister, Clyda
Chiocca of Richmond, VA. He had
seven grandchildren and' 11 great-
grandchildren.
Services were held at Canal
Point United Methodist Church,
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005 with
Rev. David Broadbent officiating.
Funeral arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle
Glade, FL.
Dorothy V Dyess
Dorothy V. Dyess, 82, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 29,
2005 in Clewiston.
Dorothy was born Nov. 1,
1922, at Moore Haven to the Flori-
da Pioneer Family of the late Fred
Van de Velde and Sally "Shaw"
Van de Velde of Lakeport.
Survivors include sons, Earl S.


"Sermon" Dyess, Jr. (Ann) and
Raleigh Fred Dyess (Kay) both of
Clewiston; sister Betty Pedrick of
Orlando; five grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren and two
great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, the late Sheriff Earl
S. Dyess, Sr.
Funeral services were held
Sept. 2, 2005 at the Evangel
Assembly of God Church, Rev.
Chuck Pelham officiated. Burial
followed in the Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. All arrangements were by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-
ton.
Jose Luz Gacia
Jose Luz Garcia, 82, of Clewis-
ton passed away Aug. 30, 2005 at
the Palms West Hospital in Loxa-
hatchee, Florida. Jose Luz Garcia
was born Nov. 13, 1922 in
Tmalaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Mexi-
co.
Survivors are sons, David Her-
rera of LaBelle, Eugene Herrera of
Immokalee; daughters, Carolina
Castro of Plant City, Fla., Elida
Martinez of Immokalee, Victoria
Rodriguez of Immokalee,
Guadalupe Redon of Clewiston,
Gloria Garcia Siva of Clewiston,
and Aria Maldonado of Clewiston;
brothers, Juan Garcia of Mission,
Texas, Oscar Garcia of Mission,
Texas, and Ismael Garcia of Mis-
sion, Texas; one sister, Olaya
Rubalcava of Houston, Texas.
Services were held Sept. 3,
2005 at the Saint Margaret's
Catholic Church in Clewiston. All
arrangements were by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Clewiston.
Angela De Quesada
Angela De Quesada, 100, of


Clewiston passed away Aug. 29,
2005 in Clewiston.
Angela was born Sept. 12,
1904, at Camaguey, Cuba, to the
late Ruben De Quesada and Her-
minia Bacallao. She was a school-
teacher in the Cuban Public
Schools, migrating to the United
States at the coming of the Castro
Government.
Survivors include a son, Felix
E. Rifa Amparo of Clewiston;
daughter-in-law Nilda Rifa, of
Clewiston; brother, Ruben De
Quesada of Puerto Rico; sister,
Georgia Rodrigues, of Miami;
grandchildren, Felix Rifa (Rosie),
of Yakima, WA, Amparo Rifa and
husband David of Clewiston,
Jaime Rifa (Grace) of Jack-
sonville, Ruben Rifa (Tery) of
Clewiston; great-grandchildren,
Michele, Anthony, Mickei, Bran-
don, Daniel, Alex, Vanessa, Miran-
da and Victoria.
She was proceeded in death
by a son, James Rifa.
Cremation arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-
ton.
Beryl Eleanor Lillard
Beryl Eleanor Lillard, 98, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 26,
2005 at the Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center in Clewiston.
Beryl Eleanor Lillard was born
on June 30, 1907 to Olus Skinner
and Grace Williams.
Survivors are son, Ross Lillard
of Kansas City, MO.; daughter,
Mardelle Rainey of Clewiston;
seven grandchildren and 16 great-
grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 29,
2005 at the First Methodist Church
in Clewiston and the interment at
the Ridgelawn Cemetery in


Clewiston. All arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-
ton.
Vivian Marie Hayes
Vivian Marie Hayes, 78, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 28,
2005 in Clewiston.
Vivian was born Aug. 20,1927,
at Wauchul to the Florida Pioneer
Family Truby Ward and Thera
"Wall" Wad. She had resided in
Clewiston and South Bay for 54
years. She retired from the Palm
Beach County Schools as a cook
in the Glades area.
Survivors include a son,
Edward Roy Hayes (Angie) of
Clewiston; a daughter, Shawn
Marie Comacho of Clewiston;
grandchildren, Lynn Hinson of
Clewiston, Cindy Rhoda of
Bradley Junction.
She was proceeded in death
by her husband Wilmot F. Hayes
and a son Donny Hayes. Funeral
services were held Sept. 1,2005 at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
in Clewiston with Rev. Jose
Ramos and Rev. Tim Bridges .offi-
ciating. Burial followed at the
Ridgelawn Cemetery. All arrange-
ments were by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in Clewiston.
Florence Sophie Bell
Florence Sophie Bell, 75, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 26,
2005 in Clewiston.
Florence Sophie Bell was born
Oct. 19, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA.,
to Anthony Jesionowski and
Sophie Kapuscinska.
All arrangements for Florence
Sophie Bell were handled by the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston.


Engagements


Submitted to INI/Cheryl Lee Ann Spry Submitted to INI/Glenda C. Goodson
Cheryl Spry and Mark Branaman. Melissa Clore and Roy Goodson, Jr.
Cheryl Lee Ann Spry to Mark lore Melissa, to Roy Goodson, Jr. son
S rv and Anthony Branaman of Clewiston. C o re and of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Goodson of


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Branaman

to wed

Jim and Francis Spry of Clewis-
ton are proud to announce the
engagement of their daughter


The groom to be is the son of
Blake Branaman and Regena
Sloan. Mark is also the stepson of
Irma Branaman and Dwight
Sloan.
The wedding will be held Oct.
8, 2005 at the Clewiston Church of
God.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Clewiston.


Goodson

engageme

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Clore
Springs, FL proudly ann
the engagement of their da


Canal Point. The bride elect grad-
uated from Charlotte High School
in 1989 and is currently employed
t by Tropical Marine Electronics in
t FortMyers. The groom elect is a
1989 graduate of Glades Day
School and is employed by Ted's
of Salt Sheds in Fort Myers. Wedding
ounces plans will be announced at a later
daughter, date.


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In the military


FHTNC-Navy Petty Officer
3rd Class Sergio Avalos, son of
Josefina and Margarito Avalos of
Clewiston, Fla., and his fellow
shipmates took part in a commu-
nity relations project during a
port visit to Dubai, United Arab
Emirates, while on a scheduled
deployment in support of the
Global War on Terrorism while
assigned to the amphibious
assault ship USS Kearsarge
homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Marines and Sailors of Avalos'
unit volunteered for the project
at City of Hope, a women's shel-
ter in Jumeirah. Volunteers paint-
ed- hallways and performed gen-
eral repair work, while some of
the servicemembers played with
the children staying at.the home.
USS Kearsarge is conducting
maritime security operations
(MSO) in the Persian Gulf. MSO


sets the conditions for security
and stability in the maritime envi-
ronment, as well as comple-
ments the counter-terrorism and
security efforts of regional
nations. MSO denies internation-.
al terrorists use of the maritime
environment as a venue for
attack or to transport personnel,
weapons or other materials.
USS Kearsarge supports
amphibious assault operations
using Landing Craft Air Cush-
ions, which are specially-
designed Hovercraft that travel
above land and sea surfaces to
deliver vehicles and equipment.
The ship also has conventional
landing craft and helicopters
embarked, and is equipped with
medical facilities staffed by Navy
doctors, dentists, nurses and
corpsmen. Avalos is a 2002 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School of


Clewiston, Fla. and joined the
Navy in July 2002.
FHTNC-Marine Corps Pfc.
Kenneth S. Kirkland, a 2002 grad-
.uate of Clewiston High School,
Clewiston, Fla., recently com-
pleted the Administrative Clerk
Course at Personnel Administra-
tion School, Marine Corps Com-
bat Service Support Schools,
Camp Lejeune, N.C. During the
eight-week course, Kirkland
learned basic skills and knowl-
edge in personnel management
and administration procedures.
With his newly acquired
knowledge, Kirkland is ready to
prepare personnel evaluations
and reports, leave authoriza-
tions, military identification
cards, and official orders for
Marines changing duty station.
Kirkland joined the Marine
Corps in February 2005.


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Thursday, September 15, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Remedy for depression: Help someone else


When Hurricane Katrina hit
the Gulf Coast two weeks ago,
each day the nightly news
became more and more
depressing. The situation
seemed to just get worse and
worse with each new report.
Even though Florida was spared
the "wrath of Hurricane Katri-
na," the whole country is affect-
ed by the storm damage.
The loss of human life and
destruction of property and
infrastructure seems so over-
whelming that it's .hard to even
turn on the news without being
depressed.
There's a tried and true reme-
dy for depression help some-
one else.
The hurricane damage seems
so inconceivably vast so
many people homeless, it's hard
to imagine how one town or one
community can make a differ-


A
Healthier
Life

with Katrina Elsken
ence. So many community
organizations have started relief
efforts that it may be a little con-
fusing about which one to
donate to.
How to decide? Follow your
heart. If you feel a connection to
a national relief agency like the
American Red Cross, the Salva-
tion Army, Catholic Relief Ser-
vices, monetary donations are
needed. Pick an organization
you are familiar with to avoid


any scams.
If you want to do something
more "hands on," join one of the
church or community relief drives.
Some churches are "adopting"
families displaced by the hurri-
cane. Others are collecting hurri-
cane relief supplies to ship to
churches in the area of need.
If you haven't cleaned out the
closets in a while, considering
donating clothing (in good con-
dition, with no tears or stains
and no missing buttons). Check
to make sure a particular relief
drive is collecting clothing
before dropping it off.
Some communities are
"adopting" communities in the
storm-darmaged states, sending
truckloads of supplies directly to
those in need.
The Okeechobee community,
with the leadership of Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce is


"adopting" Franklinton, La.
Franklinton is a rural agricultural
community. Like Okeechobee
County, much of that area's
income depends on dairy farming.
Hendry County is "adopting"
Wiggins, Miss., also a small
farming community.
If you are a healthy adult, con-
sider donating blood. Due to the
many people injured during the
hurricane, blood supplies in
some areas were depleted. Con-
tact your local blood bank about
donation hours and blood
drives. Donating blood is safe
and simple. The entire process,
including a mini check-up, takes
about 30 minutes. It is important
to keep the blood banks stocked
because it takes time to process
a unit of blood. After the blood is
donated, it must be tested and
processed so it is ready for trans-
fusion.


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Ginger just celebrated her first birthday Aug. 29, but
refuses to grow up as she gets hand-me-down pacifiers
from the family's baby. She is a wonderful dog! She loves
to go for her walks (which we do at least four days a
week 3 1/2 miles). She plays with her huge ball in the
yard, chasing it everywhere; she jumps through a hoola-
hoop when prompted; lays down, turns around, sits,
stands, shakes hands/paw with you; loves to play tug of
war or just chill out in the yard with us. Ginger enjoys
being around children/people in general. Ginger will now
enjoy a free day at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital's pet spa
in Belle Glade. Doc Savvy sponsors the Pet of the Week
contest and can be reached at (561) 996-5500. E-mail
your interesting pet pictures to myoung@newszap.com
for a chance to win your pet a day of pampering, cour-
tesy of Doc Savvy.


BELLE GLADE We Help
Community Development Corpo-
ration (CDC) is accepting dona-
tions as selected staff members of
the organization prepare to travel
to Biloxi, Mississippi to assist in
Hurricane Relief Operations.
During the 2004 Hurricane Sea-
son, the organization conducted-
short- and long-term hurricane
relief efforts in the lake region. One
of its staff members serves as chair
of the Glades Area Recovery Team
(GART).
"We just completed Ameri-
Corps*VISTA Supervisor's Train-
ing last week in Atlanta, GA", said
Dr. Dorothy M. Walker, executive
director. "Some of the people we
met during the training were from
New Orleans, Louisiana and
Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi.
They need help right now and we
are going to help!" she said. One
of the supervisor's from Biloxi,
was Margaret Bennett of the
Moore Community House, Inc -


Volunteer Center.
The organization has already
rented a truck, which it plans to
load up with water, food, batteries,
clothing, flashlights and any other
donations that people care to give.
Various staff members plan on
departing upon clearance from
EOC in the state.
We Help CDC was incorporated
in February 1997, by a group of
civic minded individuals in the lake
region of Western Palm Beach
County with the intent of furthering
their dream of making their envi-
ronment a decent, attractive, and
affordable place to live, work and
raise a family. Its mission to assist
individuals and families by
empowering them to attain their
part of the American Dream:
Homeownership.
If you would like to give a dona-
tion, please come by 349 SE Third
Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
between 9 a.m.-7 p.m. or call (561)
992-5854. "Help Us Help Many."


LOST COCKATIEL


Birds name: Shusha

Body: Yellow with pink on

both sides of head

Reward if found & returned

Please contact

Elva Alvarez

at 509 Redish Circle

Clewiston, FL 33440


BUDGET SUMMARY


CITY OF SOUTH BAY FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006




THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDI-

TURES FOR THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY IS 8.17%

MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING

EXPENDITURES.


CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Taxes: Millage per' 1,000 9.2889
Ad Valorem Taxes
Sales & Use Taxes
Other Taxes
Licenses & Permits
State & Local Grants
Charges for Services
Fines & Forfeitures
Interest/Other
Interfund Revenues
Miscellances Revenues
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
FINANCING SOURCES:
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
General Government-
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Parks & Recreation
Interfund Transfers
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES


GENERAL SPECIAL
FUND REVENUE
FUND

429,266
167,974


292,760
59,480
1,205,590
554,614
144,084
2,000
285,819
98,000

3,239,587
3,239,587

1,123,335
855,443
845,466
415,343

3,239,587


Reserves

TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENSES AND RESERVES 3,239,587


182,924


102,895

285,819
285,819


285,819
285,819


285,819


TOTAL
BUDGET


429,266
167,974
475,684
59,480
1,205,590
554,614
144,840
2,000
285,819
200,895

3,525,406
3,525,406

1,123,335
855,443
845,466
415,343
285,819
3,525,406


3,525,406


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE



The City of South Bay, Florida has tentatively adopted a measure to

increase its property tax levy:



Last Year's property tax levy:



A. Initially proposed tax levy ........... ................... $441,720

B. Less Tax Reductions due to Value Adjustment

Board and other assessment charges...................... 29,447

C. Actual Property Tax Levy........... .................., $412,273



This year's proposed tax levy .............................................. $486,451



All Concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax

increase to be held on the tax increase to be held on



September 20, 2005



7:00 PM.



at



335 S.W. 2nd Ave, City Commission Chambers, South Bay, Florida 33493



A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be

made at this hearing.


The tentative adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record,


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Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Belle Glade/South Bay issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0901.
It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often as you would like and
share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at 996-6636. Comments will be published in the newspa-
per as space permits.
WHERE IS EVERYBODY?: I would like to know the hours of City
Finance Director Stacie Rimes. I call the office to talk to her and she
never returns my calls or is never in the office. Does the city have hours
that all the employees have to go by or just a certain few. How many sick
day and vacation day do you get if you work at the city? Are the sick days
and vacation days the same for everyone?

LOCALIZE ALL OF OUR POLICE: I just completed reading the article
about the new chief settling into Pahokee. Reading this article really
warmed my heart knowing that apparently Chief Blackford cares so
much, but now it's time for him to care about us. He has a captain and
two lieutenants that are driving vehicles round trip everyday back and
forth to work. Might I add these vehicles are owned and the gas paid by
the taxpayers of Pahokee. This needs to stop. Chief Blackford moved to
Pahokee. This captain and two lieutenants need to move to Pahokee.
This over $3 a gallon for gas is ridiculous for the taxpayers to pay.,Appar-
ently, the city commission doesn't care because they haven't acted on it.
So maybe Chief Blackford will. This is avery critical issue that needs to be
addressed. Thank you Chief Blackford for your consideration in taking
care of this problem.

FINANCIAL ALERT: Citizens of Belle Glade, I encourage you, I highly
encourage you to attend the commission meeting Sept. 19. The commis-
sion plans to raise our'taxes to 10 mil, the maximum that is legally allow-
able. And the motion was made by Commissioner Sanchez who doesn't
even live in Belle Glade. It is ridiculous. They mismanage our money and
then theywant us to give them more, so that they can just spend it, spend
it, spend it on frivolous, stupid things that they don't know how to man-
age. You.need to attend and speak up and say that you are furious about
this. If you don't, they'll just pass it and your money will be gone.

FIGHT FOR THE KIDS: I'm calling because everybody is talking about
palm trees and Robert Love. I want to talk about how HRS is messing up
people's kids. I know this couple, they've done everything that they are
supposed to do and (HRS) still don't want to give them their kids. They
are trying to put them up for adoption even though they've done every-
thing. And I see people around here that don't even care about their kids.
So, if you want to do something, speak out about the people who are
fighting for their kids.

MESSAGE TO SHERIFF: Yes, this is for Sheriff Bradshaw. The citizens
of Belle Glade need your help out here. The looters are breaking into our
businesses and the four-wheelers are running the street and when we
call the police department, an hour and half, two-hour response and
sometimes they don't respond. If you would meet with the citizens of
Belle Glade and try to help us, we'd be very appreciative. We need help
and we're asking you to provide it, because Belle Glade is part of Palm
Beach County.


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Letters to the Editor

Dear editor: else for that matter. I think that
I am. a bit late, but there's an you call in for two reasons, reason
old saying better late than never, number one you want to see if the
Anyways I would like to respond editor is going to print your call in
to the caller or writer of the ques- the following issue of the paper.
tion, what were you thinking? In Reason number two is that you
the Aug. 18 issue of the Sun. have something personal against
First of all I have a question for Robert Love. Because, he's an
you, can a man escape the villainy exception what I mean by that
of his past through his good is he got out of prison and has not
works? Just in case you are not returned like you were hoping he
familiar with the word "Villainy" would. The Bible says he who is
it means viciousness of action or without sin cast the first stone.
conduct. Robert Love has admit- Robert! You don't have to duck
ted to his drug dealing countless because I can assure you that
times, and he's trying his best tobee Icanyss tha
rectify his wrongdoing by sharing there won't be any stones thrown
with the teenage boys and girls your way. God has cast Robert's
what he has gone through in life sins in the sea offorgetfulnessand
by making the wrong choices. I remembered them no more. Why
would like for you to show me or can't you do the same? I'm more
anyone else where it is written than sure that you are going to
that if you are a convicted felon reject everything that I've said
you can't be around children. If because you see I am also a con-
that were the case then half if not victed felon. Robert! I'm going to
all the people in Pahokee would- give you a little advice and it has
n't be allowed around children. proven to be true! The Bible says
To be honest with you I don't that a man cannot be a prophet in
think most of you that call or write his own hometown. Get out!
in to the Sun are really concerned Peace, Denny Brown S.B.C.F. of
about the children or anything Pahokee.





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Community Profile: Frank Duane Mayo


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: Frank Duane Mayo. Actual-
ly, I'm known as Duane, all my
life, especially out here. But
when I went to the coast to work
for five years in homicide, I was
introduced over there as Frank.
The captain, he walked around
and introduced me to everybody
as Frank, that was his first name.
East of the bend, I'm known as
Frank Mayo, west of the- bend,
I'm known as Duane.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Charleston, South Caroli-
na. My father was in the military
so we moved around quite a bit
when I was a kid. I actually came
to South Bay when I was in the
second grade, 1964. We lived
here for about three years, we
moved back to South Carolina
for three years then I came back.
I've been here ever since.
Q: What do you do?
A: Currently I'm the detective
sergeant for district five with the
sheriff's office. I'm in charge of
investigations here. I now super-
vise the detective bureau in
Wellington. Day to day, I review
various log entries and cases
that have been worked by the
detectives, look for any leads or
follow up investigations that
need, to be completed, and I re-
assign those out to detective to
have those followed up so we
can serve as many cases as pos-
sible.
Q: Why?
A: When I 'got into law
enforcement, I got back-doored
into law enforcement. I was not
one of the kids that grew up
wanting to be a police officer. I
wanted to grow up to be a
mechanic like my father. I had a
friend of mine who talked me
into joining the auxiliary with
the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment in the late 70s and I did.
Was working in corrections at
that time. He left the department
of corrections, went to Belle
Glade Police Department when I
went there. I thought, "Hey, this
is a pretty good job." I enjoyed it
and been doing it ever since.
I was in corrections for two
years, and in 1980, I went into
road patrol, it's been 25 years.
I'll be retiring Oct. 31. I feel pret-
ty good about it. I'm one of
those guys, I thoroughly enjoy
investigative work. It's- just
something about working inves-
tigations, trying to find out what
actually happened,' trying to get
to the truth of the matter and
solving things, for people. I did
homicides for, probably 13 or 15
years.
(Q: Can you describe what it
is like working as a homicide
detective?) You have to have a
desire to dig and seek out the
truth in a case. To me, I just get a
lot of satisfaction out of being
able to find out who murdered
somebody else's loved one. The
victim is dead, but the real vic-
tims are left behind, the family..
(Q: Are there any specific
cases that you remember from
your career as an investigator?)
Myself and Detective Wescott
worked a shooting over in West
Palm Beach. Two guys were
hired to kill an individual so they
laid 'an ambush in a field
between -two different houses
where they knew the suspect
would walk from one house to
the other. He was to walk
through that field and they were


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Frank Duane Mayo
going to jump up and shoot him
with shotguns. As he started to
walk that way, there were two
other people standing there that
he had been talking to. He saw
them when they jumped up,
knowing what was probably
going to happen. He turned and
ran. The other two people
turned and ran as well. They ran
into their house. The two bad
guys chased the two wrong peo-
ple into their house. A two-year-
old child was shot in the head
with a shotgun, mother was shot
with a nine millimeter and the
father was executed in the bed-
room while hovering over his
four-year-old daughter.
We solved that case. We were
able to have the probably cause
developed on the individuals
within 24 hours. We arrested
them and several more months
of investigation continued and
we were able to arrest a female
who helped orchestrate the con-
tractual hitting and the guy who
ordered the hit was already in
jail. I felt good about it. No prob-
lem at all, I felt good about it.
My uncle was murdered him-
self at Okeelanta years ago. No
homicide case is a small case,
no matter who the person is,
good, bad or indifferent.
The other case I had is a girl I
found who had been beheaded
behind the bowling alley years
ago. As a matter of fact, it's the
only homicide case that I have
open. Her name was Rebecca
Young. She's kind of a sad case,
even in her family, if I remember
correctly, it was her mother who
was also the victim of a homi-
cide years before she was
raised her aunt.
(Q: Do you think about that
often?) Yeah, as a matter of fact I
do. The person we were suppos-
edly looking for in that case
claimed to be from Miami and
was up here hunting. Personally,
I don't think he had anything to
do with the murder. I think he
was present and I think he
knows more. It's been 14 years.
Somebody in this town knows
who he is, but nobody has ever
come forward. I don't care if it's
even after I retire, it would do
me a lot of good, and the family
a lot of good, I'm sure, if I can
just get that one case solved.
(Q: Do you take your work
home?) As far as going home
and pondering it over at home, I
don't think so. I'm always a
police officer, no matter what. If
you were to call me to tell me
you had a problem, I'm the type
of person who gets into my car
to come see you, no matter
what. Arid my wife knows that,
we've been married for 26 years.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: That's tough. I think I'm a
person that will stand for what I
believe is right. I think my
integrity is very good. If I tell you
I'm going to do something, I will


Community Briefs


Election-
office opens
SDr. Arthur W. Anderson is proud
to announce the opening of the
Belle Glade Supervisor of Elections
office. Staff have begun to serve
voters, located at the Government
Center, the hours of operation are
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 follows:'
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 pack-
age of supplies, give us their con-
tact information in Iraq. We want
to make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support from
their community. For more infor-
mation please contact Elizabeth
Cayson, Support-Our-Troops Wish
List Chairperson at 996-0129.

H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South Bay
have recently formed a group
called H.O.P.E. "Helping Others
Pursue Equality." This is due to the
monthly increase in our water and


sewer bills and will decide our
course of action. Meetings are
scheduled the first Wednesday of
every month in the Miracle by Faith
FellowshipHall, 1035 N.W. 1 Street,
South Bay. Your attendance will
make a difference.

Forty days of focus
Pastor Alvin E. Nichols and the
congregation of Miracle Temple
Ministries will begin the 40 Days of
Purpose Campaign on Sept. 24.
Churches around the world part-
nered with Saddleback Church,
Pastor Ed by Rick Warren, have
joined for this 40 days of focus.
During the 40 days those participat-
ing will focus on the biblical princi-
ples and the five purposes we were
created and placed on this earth to
fulfill. Everyone is invited to come
'and find the answer to the age
question "What on earth am I here
for?" During previous Campaigns
untold thousands have come to
Christ, been baptized, welcomed
into church membership, taught
the real meaning of worship and
fellowship, equipped for ministry,
and then sent out for their mission
in the world. Troubled marriages
have been healed, broken relation-.
ships between church members
restored, and a new spirit of unity,
vision, and purpose swept through
many congregations. Miracle Tem-
ple is located on State Road 715 in
Belle Glade, FL and those interest-
ed in registering for the Campaign
should call (561) 996-7653 or (561)
996-8568. All are welcome.


do my best to get that done. I
think a person's word is very
important. My weakness, I'm a
terrible speller, always have
been. I'm a little unorthodox at
how I go about doing things.
When it comes to organization, I
tend to have things scattered on
my desk. Sometimes I lose time
trying to relocate. That's the way
I work, I organize everything,
and then as I start to work you
get disorganized again. My
biggest weakness is probably
my office organizational skills.
My strength is the investigation I
can do. My organizational skills
need fine-tuning.
Q: What scares you?
A: I think any police officer
who tells you they've not ever
been afraid is lying to you to start
with. There have been a lot of
situations that I've been in that
have scared me. Made me
apprehensive. Being scared and
apprehensive are pretty much
the same, the difference is if'
you're going to stay or run. I
don't tend to run very easily. I
can get scared, but I'm too stu-
pid to run. I stand my ground.
Years ago, after I started in
law enforcement, had a guy
who shot one police officer and
kidnapped another one and I
stopped him in a traffic stop a
couple of hours later. His inten-
tions were to kill me that night. I
shot at him over on Southeast
Fourth Street in Belle Glade. That
was a little scary. I was by
myself, there was no backup.
His accomplice told us in a state-
ment that his intentions were to
kill me. I've had all kinds of inci-
dents.
Q: What is your favorite
song?
A: I don't think I have a
favorite song. I like country
music. I like a lot of the oldies
music and I like Blues music.. I
like playing the guitar, I don't
play real well, but I like playing
the guitar. I'd cut off my 'right
arm if I could play like Eric Clap-
ton.
When I was in high school, I
graduated from high school in
1976, when I was in ninth grade,
I got into the band. The only rea-
son why I got into the band was
because there was not another
class to take. I tried to find any-
thing but a band class to take.
But when .1 got into it, I really
enjoyed it. People don't realize
the very thing that you think you
don't want to do, you do your
best to avoid, may end up being
the exact thing you'll end up
enjoying the most. To this day, I
still play music.
Q: What irks you?
A: I can get fired up. It's not
that hard to get me fired up. I
don't like people to go out and
do incompetent work When they
can do better, or to always try to
take the easy way out when a lit-
tle bit of effort could have made
the difference in the outcome. I
like to see people who give
effort into what they're doing.
You may not solve it, but if I can
see that you're putting forth the
effort to try to accomplish a task,
then you're doing what I think
you should be doing.
Q: Do you have a memory
you hold dear to you?
A: In my mind I have two
things: The birth of my daughter
and the marriage to my wife,
who I'm still together with.
In law enforcement, probably
when I dove out to a canal here
across from Runyan Village and
got four people from a car that


had been submerged. Two of
them were dead, one of them
later died.
(Q: What happened exactly?)
What happened is that I was in a
traffic jam and I was sitting in the
car for a while going, "Wonder
what's holding up traffic here?" I
stepped out of the car and
looked down the road and other
people were starting to get out
of their cars.
I started Walking and I said,
"What's going on?" and they
told me there had been an acci-.
dent. I looked and I said, "I don't
see no cars." They said, "No, the
car is over in the canal." I looked
over and I said, "Oh, where are
the people at?" I didn't see any-
body on the side of the road that
was wet or anything like that.
Everybody standing there said,
"They're still in the car."
I said, "Oh, no." I looked at
the canal and I could see the cor-
ner of the bumper sticking out.
And I had been in the traffic jam
for at least five, or maybe 10
minutes, somewhere close to
that. I started walking down the
road to where the car was, and I
was taking my gun off and my tie
and my pager and just kind of
handing it to the bystanders that
were standing there and said,
"Hey, hold on to this."
I jumped into the canal and
swam out to the car. I went
underwater and, "Well, the
doors are probably locked any-
way." When I went down, I was
able to get one of 'the doors
open. I reached inside, I felt
somebody, I dragged that per-
son out. I swam back to the
bank and laid that person on the
bank. They told me there was
only supposed to be one person
in the car. I went back to check it
again, I found another person,
pulled that one out. I did this a
total of four different times.
The last person, when I was
underwater, I didn't really want
to get in the car, I was afraid I
could get trapped in there
myself, I felt with my toes. I held
onto the vehicle, the top of the
car.
I got back on the bank and
said, "Well, we've got to figure
out who we can save and who
we can't save." I put two of the
bodies and put them on the
bank, I started CPR on two of
them, I couldn't do four. Two of
them we were able to revive.
Qf e later died at St. Mary's
from a broken neck and a bro-
ken back. The other person
lived. She's doing well the last
time I saw her.
(Q: Why do you think no one
else tried to rescue them?) Peo-
ple have a tendency to do that.
You'll come up on scenes like
that all the time and you'll see
people standing by and looking
but nobody will make the first
effort to get in and help. That's
not unusual. I've seen that many
times over. People are scared of
their own safety. I'll tell you
something, so was I. People say
you do something they call hero-
ic, I don't know about being
heroic. I can tell you this, they
say, "He jumped into the canal,
heroic, no fear of his own safe-
ty." Bull.
(Q: So then you feared for
your life even as you tried to res-
cue them?) I thought that the
entire time I was there. "Boy you
can get killed doing this." I
thought about it from the time I
hit the water. I also knew at the
same time that somebody had to
help these people.


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Thursday, September 15, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Search for South Bay suspect continues


Detectives with the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office
searching for South Bay resident
Robert Morgan.
According to detectives with
the Violent Crimes Division of the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office shortly after 10 a.m. Sept. 8,
Robert Morgan, age 42 of 104
Railroad Street, South Bay, Florida
allegedly struck Rakiska Ward,
age 22 of South Bay with his vehi-
cle and then chased her through
his residence stabbing her in the
face. Ward was trauma hawked
to St. Mary's Hospital for treat-
ment.


Detectives advised that Mor-
gan fled the scene in his 1998
Grey Ford
Crown Vic,
which was
located aban-
doned in Belle
Glade, Florida.
Morgan
remains at
large and is
being sought
on a charge of Robert
attempted Morgan
murder.
Ward is the sister of Morgan's
live-in girlfriend Tina Kurry, age


27. Morgan was allegedly upset
over the fact that Kurry had not
put gas in his car. Morgan was
about to do physical harm to his
girlfriend when Ward intervened
to protect her sister.
After Morgan struck Ward in
the leg he attempted to back over
her with the car. Ward limped
through the 104 Railroad resi-
dence and Morgan chased her out
the back door and stabbed her in
the face anrd hand.
Detectives are searching for
the knife that Morgan used in the
stabbing.
Robert Winston Morgan is


described as follows:
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
DOB: 7/14/63
HEIGHT: 6'02"
WEIGHT: 190 polinds
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black (bald)
If anyone has any information
about the whereabouts of Mor-
gan they are urged to contact the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's, Vio-
lent Crimes Division at 688-3888,
District 5 (Belle Glade) Substation
at 561/996-1670 or Crime Stop-
pers at 1-800-458-TIPS.


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locating the I
whereabouts
of Arnold Dale -
Buchanan,
a.k.a. Tank.
Buchanan is Arnold Dale
described as a Buchanan
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INI/Bill Fabian
Body discovered
Hendry County Sheriff's deputies and investigators pre-
pared to transport the remains of a body that had been
found in a canal on State Road 835, about five miles
south of Clewiston. The investigation is ongoing and
local media was asked to leave the scene.


According to passerby, a car had been pulled from the
canal near this bridge earlier Tuesday afternoon, indicating
that the body may have been found inside. Police authori-
ties have not yet released details about the incident.


He is listed as being 6'2" tall and
weighs 210 pounds. He has a scar
on his upper left arm and his last
known address was NE, H Ave., in
Belle Glade.
His last known occupation
was as an electrician. Buchanan
is wanted on a felony warrant for
possession of cocaine.
If you know the whereabouts
of Buchanan, please call (800)
458-TIPS (8477). You may
remain anonymous and could
be eligible for a cash reward.


Clewiston Police Department


Clewiston Police
continues drug war
CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Police Department reports
that on Sept. 9, the Clewiston
Police Department's Narcotic's
Unit along with a multi-jurisdic-
tional Drug Task Force consist-
ing of members of the Drug
Enforcement Agency, Hendry
County Sheriff Office, and
Glades County Sheriff's Office
has continued their efforts on
reducing simultaneous search
warrants at the following
addresses:
709 W.C. Owens Avenue and
304 W. Haiti Avenue both are
located within the city of Clewis-
ton. Officers were able to obtain
search warrants for both resi-
dences after making successful
purchases of cocaine from both
residences from a white male


known to them as Robert Lopez,
Jr. a.k.a. "Geeter".
After obtaining the two war-
rants the Task Force executed
those warrants which resulted in
the arrest of both Robert Lopez,
Sr. and Lopez Jr.
Both Lopez Sr. and Jr. were
arrested and charged with Traf-
fic of Cocaine within 1,000 feet
of church, Possession of cocaine
with intent to sell or distribute
within a 1,000 feet of church,
and possession of Marijuana
with the intent to sell or distrib-
ute within a 1,000 feet of church.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment, the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office and he DEA multi-
jurisdictional task force pledge
to remain firm in their commit-
ment to rid the streets of illegal
drugs. There will be.no refuge in
*Clewiston or Hendry County for
drug dealers.


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Thursday, September 15, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


School Happenings


Canal Point staff members are: Ms. Marshall
and Ms. Rocco in Kindergarten;
Elementary Ms. Baldwin and Mr. Matthews
Canal Point Elementary is in in first Grade; Ms. Harvey, Mr.
need of volunteers who would Madden and Ms. Weatherdon in
like to make a difference in a second Grade; Ms. Johnson and
child's life! There are many ways Ms. Powell in fifth Grade; Ms.
that you may volunteer. Please Flowers, ESE Teacher; Ms.
call Ms. Angram at 924-6460 for Bullard, ESOL Teacher; Mr.
more information. Miller, Music Teacher; Ms.
Thank you to all of the par- Minus, Guidance Counselor; Ms.
ents and community members Peacock, ESE Coordinator; Ms.
who attended the Open House Baker, Paraprofessional and Ms.
on Sept. 7. We are are excited about Alava, Attendance Clerk. We
the new school year and look wish you much success in your
forward to your support as we years to come at Glade View Ele-
strive for academic excellence! mentary School.
First Grade is studIying "Mat- School advisory council &
ter". They will complete an P.T.O. meeting
experiment to determine Glade View Elementary
whether objects will SINK OR S.A.C. and P.T.O. Meeting will be
FLOAT. The students will then Tuesday, Sept. 13.The SAC Meet-
graph their results. ing will begin at 6 p.m. in the
School Advisory Council media center. Parents, volun-
Meeting will be held Tuesday, 6 teers, community supporters
p.m. in the Media Center. Parents and community business part-
and community members are ners are invited. Please plan to
Invited to attend, as we map out attend and be a part of the deci-
a plan for success! We will be sion making process. Door
electing officers for the SAC prizes will be given and refresh-
Committee. ments will be served.
Dates to note: Open house.
Sept. 20-Lung Mobile-6th Parents, volunteers, commu-
Grade SAC Meeting, 6 p.m. nity supporters and community
Sept. 22-Professional Devel- business partners are invited
'opment Day (1/2 day for stu- Glade View Elementary School's
dents) Open House on Thursday, Sept.
15. Open House will begin at 6
Glades D ayScho l p.m. in your child's classroom.
blades ayc l Principal Mary 0. Evans will
The high school Student bring greetings to the parents at
Council students have been busy 6:15 p.m. Teachers will present
at work. This year's officers are an overview of their class expec-
President Jeffrey Edwards, Vice stations, pupil progression and
President Ashley Miller, Treasur- grade level expectations.
er Candace Pavey, and Secretary Refreshments will be served.
Alleigh Schlechter. They have FCAT awards presentation
been sponsoring a fundraising Principal Mary 0. Evans and
effort for the victims of Hurri- her staff was pleased to host the
cane Katrina by collecting FCAT Awards Presentation,
change from the students every sponsored by the West Area
morning this past week during Maintenance and Plant Opera-
homeroom. Also, they spon- tions Department. Glade View
scored a "Kick-a-thon" at halftime Student Loukeria Gary, a fourth
of the home football game grader in Ms. Wisdom's class
against Clewiston last Friday was among the seven honorees
night. Each representative had to recognized by the Maintenance
sell tickets for $1 each and the and Operations Department for
ticket holder whose name was making the largest FCAT learn-
called was Philip Gorham who ing gains at Glade View. Each
was successful in kicking field student received a $100 gift cer-
goal and won the $250 savings tificate.
bond. Important dates this fall ;Picture day
are Columbus Day holiday: Oct. Glade View Elementary'
_10,- Homecoming: Oct. 14, School is inviting all students to
Report Cards: Oct. 19, and Fall participate in Picture Day. On
Festival: Oct. 22. Wednesday, Oct. 26 students will
Shave the opportunity to have
Glade View their picture taken between 8-10
a.m. Please contact Mrs. Terry
Elementary School for further information.
Welcome to the Glade View Reading counts principal's
Family challenge
It is with great pleasure that The Reading Counts Princi-
we introduce our new staff pal's Challenge began Septem-
members to the community. Par- ber 2005 for the first trimester.
ents and community members Plans are being made for student
are welcome to meet and greet in Kindergarten through fifth
the new staff at our Open House Grade to have an opportunity to
on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Our new participate in a ceremony, recog-


nizing their achievement in read-
ing, in the month of November.
If you are interested in tracking
your student's progress on Read-
ing Counts, please contact
his/her teacher.
Hurricane Katrina relief fund
The Glade View Elementary
Family participated in the Hurri-
cane Katrina Relief Fund. All stu-
dents were encouraged to
donate a $1 to support the fund.
The school set a goal of $1,000
and exceeded their goal tremen-
dously. All proceeds were given.
to the American Red Cross.
Channel 5 reporter, Iris Guzman,
came to interview the students,
staff and principal in reference to
their contribution for the Hurri-
cane Katrina victims. Channel 5
also aired the presentation made
by Glade View students and staff
to the American Red Cross.

Pahokee
Elementary School
Monthly SAC meeting
Pahokee Elementary School
monthly SAC meeting will be
held Wednesday, Sept. 21 begin-
ning at 6 p.m. for an opportunity
to review and edit our 2005-2006
School Improvement Plan. This
is a perfect time to share new
ideas to help increase parental
involvement. If you have- any
questions, please contact Mrs.
Gaugler at 924-6466.
Hurricane Katrina relief fund
Pahokee Elementary School
is accepting donations this week
to support the Hurricane Katrina
Relief efforts. Staff and students
are asked to give a donation dur-
ing the week of Sept. 12-17.
Along with collecting donations,
the school will donate back-
packs and school supplies to the
evacuees who are living at Palm
Meadows Thoroughbred Train-
ing Center. Should you have any
questions or would like to con-
tribute, please contact Bettye
Lawson, principal at (561) 924-
6466.
New staff members
Pahokee Elementary School
Administrators introduced the.
new staff members through a
video presentation to the fami-
lies at Open House on Wednes-
day, Sept. 7. Our new primary
teachers are:" Donna Winter,
Lakeisha Freeman, Kimberly
Spino, Johnette Burden, :Brynn
McLaughlin, Deborah Cirin-
cione, and D'Alex Martin. Our
new intermediate teachers are
Alison Alexander and Jennifer
Cannon. Our support staff,
which includes ESE, ESOL,
Resource and Itinerant teachers,
are Sarah Page, Gloria Boldin,
Melissa Hamilton, Alfredia
McCloud, Pam Scudder, Gloria
Pinzon-Valenti, Christine Bean,
Donna Baker, Loraine Alexander
and Sandra Boon.'


Exchange student visits Pahokee Rotary


Mr. Chen who is from Tajik-
istan came to speak to the Paho-
kee Rotary Club. He spoke
about an international service
project initiated by the LaBelle
Rotary Club District 6960- Flori-
da benefiting the people of
Tajikistan (the newest member
of the family of Rotary nations).
He talked about the opportunity
Rotarian members have in spon-
soring the delivery of clean,
healthy water to one household
in an impoverished village of
Central Asia.

Rotary Clubs wanting to
sponsor a village can contact the
project coordinators at
LaBelle@RotaryWater.org or
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Left to right: President Mike Alderman exchanging rotary
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"Cat Talk"
Gove Elementary School
Congratulations
The West Area Maintenance
Dept. awarded Guadalupe
Escobedo with a $100 gift certifi-
cate for attaining the highest
learning gains of any student, in
our school, participating in the
after-school FCAT Tutorial Pro-
gram. The program was started
by Mr. Craig Singletary, an M&PO
.employee, who was born and
raised in the Glades and has
taken a special interest in the
achievement of West Area stu-
dents. Mr. Singletary, along with
members of his department,
donated $2 a week to reward a
student from each of the seven
elementary schools in the
Glades attaining the greatest
learning gains as documented
by the FCAT. A' special ceremony
was held on Sept. 1' to honor all
of the students.
VIPS of the month
Special THANKS to the fol-
lowing volunteers for donating
over 10 hours of volunteer time
during the first month of school:
Esmeralda Cervantes (13 hrs.),
Rosa Cossio (12 hrs.), Thelma
Greene (73 1/2 hrs.), Elizabeth
Hardwick (30 hrs.), Patricia Lynn
(68 hrs.), Clara Maria (64
1/2hrs.), Willie Perry (53 1/2
hrs.), Josefina Rodriguez (54 1/2
hrs.), and Felicia Wilbon (36
hrs.). We appreciate their sup-
port and assistance.
A productive partnership
A check in the amount of
$536.99 was received from Tar-
get in fulfillment of their partner-
ship to donate 1 percent of the
purchases made with the Target
charge card by our Gove fami-
lies. We appreciate Target's sup-
port for education and thank
those who have designated Gove
Elementary to reap the benefits
of their purchases. The money is
used by the Family Center to
sponsor many initiatives for stu-
dents and their families
Upcoming events
Sept. 15: School Improve-
ment Plan Presentation/SAC at
5:30. p.m. Open House at 6:30
p.m.


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Cutline: Floyd Oliver Wilder who left a detailed account of his
experience in South Bay during the Hurricane of 1926.


Hurricanes a reminder


of Florida's history


By MaryAnn Morris
SOUTH BAY The tragic
results of Hurricane Katrina on the
Gulf Coast: Destruction, flooded
possessions, loved ones torn from
safety's grasp and no end in sight to
exhausting heat and humidity,
scarce food and medical treatment
are a reminder of the past to the
dwellers of the Lake Okeechobee
area.
Felix Oliver Wilder was born in
Florida a month after his family
moved here in January of 1918. Mr.
Wilder was eight years old when
the 1926 Hurricane hit Lake Okee-
chobee. In a 1983 interview, he told
this account to Ruth S. Irwin, who
recorded the history for the Univer-
sity of South Florida:
"Very few people remember
the first storm in 1926 but I remem-
-ber ihitiius in a hard way because
of the location of our house. It must
have struck in July, and it was a hur-,
ricane tous.
"The day this hurricane blew in,
my father and Mr. Nimmie (a
neighbor) had gone to South Bay.
They had walked across the road-
way, crossed the canal in a row-
boat, and walked down the south
side of the canal into South Bay.
They left the boat tied up on the
south side of the canal. My two
brothers, one sister and I were
home alone when the rain began
to fall and the wind off the lake
began to blow.
"The dike holding back the
waters of Lake Okeechobee was
breached and the water began to
flow in all around us. The diked-up
roadway that was being built held
back the water like the rim of a
bowl. We were soon trapped in 10
or 12 feet of water. I noticed that
Nellie, the horse, was swimming in
the water. The house filled rapidly
and we were forced to leave. We
swam through the wind and the
rain to the diked-up roadway and
climbed on top of it.
"We huddled on the road beat-
en by wind and rain. Mr. and Mrs.
Hudson and their children, who
lived on toward Bean City from us,
made it to the road and all of us
huddled there together. I heard
Mrs. Hudson cry out over the
sound of the wind, 'Oh Lord! Why
do you do this to me?'
"A piece of tin flew by at this
instant, hit her on the head, and
knocked her out. About this time
my father and Mr. Nimmie
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"They immediately brought the
boat over and began to ferry us to
'the south side of the canal, two at a
time. Mrs. Hudson came to and she
was not hurt too bad. Soon, we
were all on the other side.
"We went south out into a field
about a mile from the canal and all
of us crawled into a corn crib half
filled with shucked corn and
pumpkins. We chewed dry corn
. and raw pumpkin when we got
hungry, as there was nothing else
to eat. We stayed there until the
next afternoon.
"The water began to drain back
in the lake when the storm died
down and the wind abated.
"We made our way home to
find that the house had been flood-
ed and all of our food was ruined.
Black, soupy mud had soaked our
mattresses and bedding and lay
four to six inches deep on every-
thing. My father went to South Bay
and got food from V C. Denton's
grocery store and brought it back
to us that same afternoon.
"The Fordson tractor had been
completely submerged. They had
to replace a coil in each of its four
cylinders. They drained and dried it
out and finally got it running again.
"Lots of fish had blown out of
the lake, and water lay in pools all
around. Melvin (Mr. Wilder's broth-
er) was trying to kick a catfish out of
the water and the fish finned him
through his boot. It did not hurt him
very much, but it wouldn't have
mattered if it had for there was not a
doctor anywhere around.
"I heard, a long time later, that
the wind blowing from north to
south in this July hurricane or big
storm, pushed the water from the
north side of the lake. The people in
Okeechobee walked out on the dry
lake bed and gathered up fish quite
a way out before the water came
back again."
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The breaching of the levee
around Lake Pontchartrain, which
sent over 20 feet of seawater into
the city of New Orleans, Louisiana
has some local residents question-
ing the potential flooding which
could occur if the Herbert Hoover
Dike around Lake Okeechobee
breached.
Representatives of the United
States Army Corps of Engineers
(Corps) in Jacksonville who main-
tain the Dike discussed those differ-
ences in an interview Thursday.
"The Herbert Hoover Dike
around Lake Okeechobee is tech-
nically a dam, not a levee. A dam's
design intends that water is held
above the level of the ground while
maintaining a safe environment of
the public," said Brent Trauger,
Structural.Engineer for the Corps.
"The levee around Lake
Pontchartrain was subjected to a
tremendous storm surge from the
Gulf of Mexico," said Mr.'Trauger
The water came over the top more
than three feet higher that its top
elevation of 17 feet above sea level.
"The Herbert Hoover Dike's top
elevations 34 feet above sea level.
The dike is subject to high water
elevations in the. lake from rains
and to the 'sloshing' effect of water
caused by heavy storm winds," he
continued.
"It's the same action as when
you lift up a gallon jug of milk," said
Susan Sylvester of the Corps Water
management Division. "It sloshes."
"The sloshing of the lake water,
however, does not have the force of
a storm surge by the Gulf of Mexi-
co," said Ms. Sylvester. "There. is
simply a greater volume, or mass of
water in the Gulf than in the lake.
The area of the lake is 730-square
miles, but it only holds so much
water. The dike is designed to with-
stand the sloshing, even when the
water is high."
"The dike is designed for a prob-
able maximum flood elevation of
26 feet coupled with a 100-year
wind event with winds of 109 miles
an hour," said Luis Ruiz, RE., Chief
of the Corps Geotechnical Division.
"There has been some leak-
age, called piping or boils seen
since the 1980s. These areas are
repaired as they are observed,"
said Mr. Ruiz.
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areas nearby. We have working
agreements with the South Florida
Water Management District, the
County Road Departments and the
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion to give us manpower and equip-
ment to make emergency repairs if
we need help," he continued.
"There are three Conservation
Areas which serve as holding areas
for excess water from the lake,"
said Ms. Sylvester. "Water Man-
agers do a juggling act to keep the
vegetation and tree islands in these
areas healthy to prevent erosion
caused by rising water. Right now
there's two to three feet of water
standing in these areas.
"The trick is to release enough
water into the St. Lucie, Caloosa-
hatchee and the canals to the south
so that we can hold the remaining
water in the Conservation Areas to
keep everyone safe and healthy.
The presence of vegetation in these
areas improves the quality of the
water. Public health and safety is of
utmost importance to the Corps.
The Herbert Hoover Dike Monitor-
ing Program looks constantly at all
areas of the entire system. Life,
property and health are all serious
concerns," continued Ms. Sylvester.
"We are building three reser-
voirs to the east, west and south of
the lake to help deal with the higher
water levels," said Mr. Ruiz. "These
reservoirs will act as relief valves for
the lake."
The "Herbert Hoover Dike Reha-
bilitation Project", is the long-term
solution. It was produced after 19
years of study and permit reviews
since piping was first seen in 1984.
A "cut-off wall" will be con-
structed on the land-side of the
dike. It will be two feet thick and
impervious to seepage of water.
The top of the wall will be at 26 feet
above sea level, some eight feet
below the top of the dike, extend-
ing down through the dike to 10
feet below sea level. This will pre-
vent lake water from seeping
through the dike. A gravel-filled
trench near the existing rim canal at
the bottom of the slope of the dike
will carry off water from the slope
of the dike below the cut-off wall.
The area called "Reach One,
Subreach A" from Port Myakka run-
ning 4.6 miles south to the C-10A
culvert will be the first. The contract
will be awarded this fall. USACE
expects construction to begin
before the end of the year and con-
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Help
Continued From Page 1
eral government, We Help has
been able to offer prospective
homeowners large subsidies for
use in the purchase of their new
homes.
Several programs have gotten
off to a good start already,
including the scattered site hous-
ing program offered in South
Bay and Pahokee that makes use
of several sites some donated
by the city governments to
construct new homes for fami-
lies. Coming down the pike is a
self-help housing program that
involves the future owners in the
construction, in the vein of Habi-
tat for Humanity, all programs
that fit well into the Glades com-
munities Dr. Walker said.
While several housing devel-


Hotel
Continued From Page 1
process to avoid that city staff
and the city manager in the
future are subject to costly and
time-consuming negotiations
that have the potential of failing.
City Manager Tony Smith
explained the situation as the
result of a number of issues that
prevented-the smooth negotia-
tion of the purchase of the land
on U.S. 27. While the commis-
sion seemed to be in agreement
that a hotel in the city.could pro-
vide a much-needed economic
boost, the terms of the proposed
deal was met with some deal of
hesitancy.
Initially, Givans proposed to
purchase approximately 7.3
acres of land for $19,900 in June.
The commission voted to
exclude the property from an
RFP, choosing to wait until fur-
ther meetings between the city
and the company could be real-
ized. In July, the city manager
continued talks with the compa-
ny, at one point offering to sell
the property at $50,000 per acre,
contingent on commission
approval.
The company made a count-


Theft
Continued From Page 1
When the occupants of the
car %were questioned as to who
[he car belonged to, the driver of
.the car, 18-year-old Willie Dean,
said the vehicle belonged to his
girlfriend.
A check of the plates to the
2002 Mercedes revealed it had
been reported stolen. Once
back up arrived, officers
detained both occupants, run-
ning their names through a war-
rant search that revealed one of
the passengers had an active
warrant for his arrest. Twenty-
year-old Clifton Green had three
outstanding warrants, including
warrants for aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon, cruelty to
animals and domestic battery.
The owner of the vehicle,
Phillip Thomas, a deputy with


Sheriff
Continued From Page 1
effective savings than you current-
ly have," Captain Kenny wrote in
a memo to City Manager Tony
Smith. Captain Kenny explained
that with the PSA in place, the city
stands to realize savings of over


opment projects have been pro-
posed recently in.the Glades and
several have failed, Dr. Walker
said the Abidjan Estates. project
continues to move forward
slowly but surely. Having to
interact with a large number of
partners in the project to allow
clients to take advantage of thou-
sands of dollars in subsidies for
the purchase of the new homes,
has made the road a little longer
than staff at the CDC would have
hoped, but it seems that the hard
work is paying off.
"It required a long, complicat-
ed financing scheme," Dr. Walk-
er said last week, referring to the
partnership of many organiza-
tions, including the city of Belle
Glade, that has made the project
possible. "We're charting new
territory. This has never been
done before."
Among the agencies that We
Help works with are the Palm


er-offer in mid-August for the
purchase of the property in its
entirety for $65,000. Days before
the month ended, Commission-
er John Wilson, who drew the
company's interest to South Bay,
informed Mr. Smith that the
hotel developers had opted to
buy property in Belle Glade for
their project, and were no longer
interested in purchasing land in
South Bay.
Mr. Smith finds the cost of the
purchase of the land in Belle
Glade to be curiously less than
the offer that had been extended
to South Bay. He said he under-
stood that the armory property
in Belle Glade is to be purchased
for approximately $400,000, an
amount that is considerably
undercut by the company's
$65,000 offer to South Bay.
He argues that the property in
South Bay offered a "far more
superior" venture economically
than that in Belle Glade, with
access to U.S. 27 producing a
large traffic count. He points to
the possibility of additional
acquisition that may be neces-
sary in Belle Glade as driving the
cost of the hotel further still. It
represents to him, "a high level
of inconsistency, disregard for,
this city and failure to communi-


the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, was notified and arrived
at the scene moments later. The
deputy's daughter, a 15-year-
old, had gone missing with the
car and-",,officers informed
Thomas that she was in custody.
The deputy, according to the
police report, was initially con-
cerned with the state of his
under-age daughter, and wanted
to find her and ensure that she
was okay. Nevertheless, he
decided he wanted to press full
charges against the suspects in
possession of his car.
Accompanied by a law
enforcement official, Deputy
Thomas found his daughter, tak-
ing her to the police department
where he requested she too be
arrested for grand theft for her
role in the incident. The deputy
said he "intended on pressing
charges against his daughter,"
Corporal J. Summers wrote in
his report of the case.


$1 million during the five-year
period with a total savings of
almost half a million dollars in the
first year alone with the PBSO
reducing the contract cost by 50
percent the first year and waiving
approximately $130,000 in com-
munication fees currently owed
by the city.
With the city keeping a close
eye on its financial situation, com-


Beach County Housing and
Community Development
Department, the Florida Housing
Corporation and the federal
home loan program.
Last week, the CDC and its
staff also looked forward to
moving into new quarters at
Abidjan Estates, moving from a
building that for years served as
their office. The company also
welcomed a new employee on
board, Fanuen Ephraim, who
will serve as accountant. Mr.
Ephraim, who came to the coun-
try from his native India with
only $50, said he understands
the plight of people in the area
who sometimes do not have
enough money. Resorting in his
early life in America to accepting
a few dollars from a kind
stranger moving on later to
working on projects with NASA,
he said he would like to return
the favor. He sees the mission of


cate with the city manager."
According to Mr. Smith,
Andrae Givans, president and
CEO of Givans and Associates
had ceased contact with the city
and is not returning phone calls
- even though representatives
were expected to show, though
they did not, to the Sept. 6 city
meeting.
Mr. Smith took advantage of
the discussion at that meeting to.
press the commission to agree
that a new policy should be
implemented that will help to
reduce the chances that, follow-
ing discussions with potential
developers or businesses seek-
ing to locate in the city, will
choose to drop their project. He
informed commissioners that
his staff has spent hundreds of
hours meeting with individuals
and compiling information
whenever a new business has
eyed the city. ,
In most cases, the people
behind the businesses have
asked "for free land or deep dis-
counts" in purchasing property
- something the city cannot
afford to do. If a business truly
wants to do business with the
city, and is committed to making
his or her plans a reality, the city
might consider asking the busi-


Dean told police it had been
his girlfriend, the deputy's
daughter, who had taken her
father's car and driven it to
Pahokee without permission.
He'said she took the car to his
home in Pahokee.,
Because it was dark out
when he was given his car back,
the deputy was unable to see
whether the car had suffered
any damages since being taken
from him in West Palm Beach.
Later that morning, he found the
right side of the undercarriage of
the Mercedes car had been dam-
aged, with approximately
$2,000 in damages.
Dean was arrested and faces
the charge of grand theft auto.
The juvenile daughter was trans-
ported to the Juvenile Assess-
ment Center in West Palm
Beach. Green was also taken
into custody and transported to
the Pahokee Police Department
for processing on his warrants.


missioners will be closely consid-
ering the proposal by the sheriff's
office.
According to Mayor Clarence
Anthony, the city was expected to
meet this week to finalize a deci-
sion either way.


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We Help as that opportunity. "I
believe in this country, if you
work hard, you will definitely
succeed," he said.
We Help seeks to provide res-
idents with housing that is "safe,
decent and affordable," to as
many people as possible, and
deal with people .on the lower-
end of the economic scale, as
well as others who by a small
margin are unable to afford a
home. The CDC provides aid to
those who cannot own a home
because of credit issues, helping
to re-establish their credit. The
results are almost always worth
it, said Dr. Walker. "You see the
people, they smile a little bit
more, they walk a little
straighter," she said. "We're
helping them to realize the
dreams they never thought they
would realize."


ness owner to provide a non-
refundable deposit.
Commissioner Shirley Walk-
er-Turner, who said she had a
chance to discuss the hotel proj-
ect with Mr. Givans and reported
that Mr. Givans faced a deadline
in making the project happen,
agreed that a company could
provide a good-faith payment to
the city, though she expressed
reservation with charging a fee
"especially since we're really
recruiting and trying to bring
businesses to the city."
The commission may consid-
er Mr. Smith's recommendation
at a future meeting. In a memo
to. commissioners, he wrote, "I
can no longer afford the luxury
of spending hours with develop-
ers who are not serious con-
tenders for development and ask
that this future referral be
endorsed by the commission
rather than by an individual
commissioner."


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Glades Day holds off Clewiston to a 19-14 victory


BELLE GLADE The Glades
Day Gators used a relentless run-
ning attack and capitalized on
Clewiston mistakes to pin a 19-
14 loss on the Tigers (1-1) in a
non-district rivalry. The Gators
dominated the first half, with
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a net of 126 yards.
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subbing for starter Josh McGre-
gor who suffered a shoulder sep-
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was 4-of-8 passing for 53 yards
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nine yards and one yard to Ricky
Reitz and Andrew Joseph,
respectively. All of the Gator
scoring came in the first half as
the Tiger defense stiffened after
the intermission.
Clewiston got on the board in
the second period when junior
quarterback Jared Combass
threw a corner route to senior
receiver Warren Wood for a 21-
yard score. In the third quarter,
the Tigers got the ball on the
Gator's 20-yard line after the
errant punt snap. After a holding
penalty, the Tigers got the ball
back to the 14-yard line before
they were held on downs. Then
midway in the final period, Tiger
defender Sim Putnam blocked a
Gator punt and recovered on the
Glades Day 42. Senior running


back Randi Scott popped off the
right side for 27 yards and two
plays later junior John Melton
scored on a seven-yard run with
5:30 left in the contest.
The Tigers had a chance to
win the game when they held on
downs at the Gator 14 and then
got a short Glades Day punt that
was downed at the Gator 32 with
3:15 remaining. But the Tiger
offense incurred two major
penalties and lost the ball on
downs with only a minute on the
clock.
Tiger Coach Tommy Morrell
was displeased with his team's
performance. "We just made too
many mental errors in key situa-
tion. We gave them three critical
first downs on the third and
short situations by jumping off


sides on hard snap counts. We
also turned the ball over twice."
Junior tailback Jamal Hubert
led the Tiger rushing with 69
yards on 13 carries. The Tiger
defense was led by nose tackle
Pedro Diaz, linebacker Collin
Rickets and defensive back D. J.
Bartlett with seven tackles each.
Sim Putnam's punt block was
his second of the season.
The Tigers lost the brother
duo of linebacker Richard Pope
and defensive back Richard
Pope to early injuries and they
were taken at halftime to the
hospital for additional diagnosis.
The Tigers have an open week
ahead and hopefully they will be
ready for the key match up with
Glades Central the following Fri-
day.


1 2 3 4 Total


Clewiston 0 7 0 7


Clewiston Glades Day
First Downs 6 15


Rushes/Total


Glades Day 6 13 0 0 48/126
19 Pass

Scoring: Con
Glades Day: Lloyd Monda, 14- Pun
yard run; kick failed Fum
Clewiston: Warren Wood, 21-
yard pass from Jared Combass; Pen
PAT Jared Combass Stat
Glades Day: Ricky Reitz, 9-yard Rus
pass from Brandon Smith; Pass
failed 27/121
Glades Day: Andrew Joseph, 13/69 y
1-yard pass from Brandon Smith; Rec
PAT Mike Fernandez
Clewiston: John Melton, 7 yard 1/23 y
run; PAT Jared Combass 1/21 ya


sing Yards 62
ipl/Att/Int 5/9/0
ts/Avg 0
nbles/Lost 3/2.
alty/Yds 7/65
Leaders:


22/12.3

53
4/8/0
2/4.0
1/0
4/35


thing: Lloyd Monda (GD)
yards; Jamal Hubert (C)
'ards
eiving: John Melton (C)
ards; Warren Wood (C)
irds


Terriers fall to Jacksonville Christian


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN The Moore
Haven Terriers fought hard for avic-
tory at home on Friday, Sept. 9.
Despite a visibly improved effort
from the team's previous two
games, the Terriers fell to a physical
Jacksonville University Christian
20-13, after a strong second half
comeback by the visitors.
The Terriers were the first to get
on the scoreboard after a long first
quarter offensive drive led by senior
quarterback Rod Huggins. The
drive was capped off by a one-yard
touchdown run by senior fullback
Willie Grant with 3:49 remaining.
The first quarter ended with
Moore Haven up by seven, as the
Terrier defense was able to hold
Jacksonville Christian scoreless
through halftime. The defense had a
strong first half, led by senior line-
man Joe Thompson who had a sack
and fumble recovery for the Terriers.
The game became a tale of two
halves after the break, as Moore
Haven began to make costly mis-
takes, and the players became visi-
bly tired. Two straight offensive
drives were cut short by lost fum,
bles. Jacksonville Christian capital-
ized on the second turnover by
driving and scoring on a one-yard
run by Jackory Hunter, bringing the
score to 8-7 after the successful
two-point conversion.
The game was still held close by
strong performances on special
teams, highlighted by a long kick
return by sophomore Jerrell Smith.
However, more mistakes began Ito
sabotage the Terrier offensive
effort, when another fumble lost to
Jacksonville led to another score
on a three-yard run by University
Christian.
The game was then dictated by
JUC's time-eating running game,
which helped keep the Terriers
fighting for air until the visitors
closed the game on a four-yard
score with 3:10 left in the final quar-
ter, bringing the score to 20-7 after
another failed two-point attempt.
The Terriers managed to add to


Pahokee I

Sophomore
sensations shines
By Nina G. Wills
Coming off a disappointing per-
formance last week, the Pahokee
Blue Devils had something to prove
Friday night in their home opener
at Lair Field against the Pope John
Paul Eagles. Loyal Pahokee fans
filled the stands to support their
team. The Blue 'Devils were
focused on the goal at hand -win-
ning the game.
On Pahokee's first possession,
quarterback Robert Love led the
team down the field connecting
with Martavious Odoms on a 59-
yard reception. One play later,
sophomore running back Janoris
Jenkins ran the ball into the end
zone for a Devils touchdown. The
attempt at the extra point failed.
Jenkins would prove to be a
weapon on both sides of the ball.
With less than a minute to go in the
first quarter, Jenkins playing at the
free safety position picked off the
Eagles' quarterback, Justin Feagin,
at the Eagles 35-yard line. Jenkins
sauntered into the end zone six
plays later for another Devils touch-
down. The attempt at the two-
point conversion failed, but the


BELLE GLADE Glades
Central made a strong first
showing last Friday, handily
defeating Cardinal Newman in
their season opener. Despite
having entered the season two
weeks later than scheduled
because of Hurricane Katrina,
the Raiders took home the vic-
tory.
The Raiders rushed out the
gates early, scoring a surpris-
ing seven touchdowns in the
first half alone, a score that


SINI/Bill Fabian
Senior fullback Willie Grant fights for yardage against Jacksonville University Christian, who
came away with a 20-13 victory in Moore Haven.


their score with 19 seconds remain-
ing when Huggins ran a keeper in
for six. The two-point attempt was
no good, and an ensuing onside
kick attempt was unsuccessful.
The Terriers went home frustrat-
ed by Jacksonville's physical play,
including defensive line pressure,
which hurried most of the second
li.if plays, hurting Moore Haven
drives in the late quarters Hiiggins
was at nmos uncomfortable in the
pocket, going just 2.for-7 on pass-
ing for minimal yardage. In fact, the
longest pass play was on a halfback
option by senior running back Nate
Kelly to senior tight end Robert
Barnes, setting up the final score for
the Terriers.
Despite the loss, the Terriers


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carried the team through the
rest of the game. Cardinal
Newman was unable to keep
up with that pace, scoring a
touchdown in the first quarter,
with a final total of 14 points to
the Raiders' crushing 48. A
strong rushing game kept Car-
dinal Newman at bay.
The Glades Central team
prepares for its next game
against Suncoast tomorrow,
before facing local rival
Clewiston the following week.


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12-0 lead, which they held through
the first half of play.
The Devils took their lead over
the Eagles into the break. Robert
Love threw two interceptions in the
first half, but.the Devils defense
dominated the Eagles and never
allowed them to score off of the
Pahokee turnovers. Blue Devils'
Javaris Lee also recovered a fumble
in the second quarter.
To start the third quarter, the
Eagles put together a promising
drive. The speed of the Pahokee
defenders and a few costly penal-
ties forced the Eagles to attempt a
35-yard field goal. The field goal
sailed wide left. With 7:24 left in the
third quarter, Pahokee took the ball
back on downs on their own 20-
yard line. This was one of the best
drives by Pahokee's offense.
On a critical third down and
nine, Love rolled to his right and
connected with Tamarcus Porter
for the first down at their own 35-
yard line. Porter, though, showed
his athletic ability by gaining five
more yards on the play, fighting off
the Eagle defenders. Pahokee was
called for holding on the next play
and faced a first and 20. The offense
didn't falter, though and two plays
later, Robert "Rah Rah" Love threw
a strike to Nikita White who ran


down the sidelines and scored a
third Blue Devils touchdown. The
play was good for 59 yards and the
Blue Devils extended their lead on
the Eagles 18-0.
In the fourth quarter, the Eagles
were finally able to get on the
board with a 35-yard field goal by
Alex Ruoff. In the closing minutes
of the game, the Devils offense put
together a nice 46-yard drive with
Janoris Jenkins finishing it off with
his third touchdown of the game.
The extra point was good by Jose
Rodriguez putting the Devils on top
by a score of 23-3. On the Eagles
last possession, Feagin threw
another interception. Anthony
Sheppard hauled in the pick. Love
took a knee to end the game and
the players walked away with a vic-
tory. The Blue Devils defeated the
Eagles 25 to 3.
"I'm pleased with our win," said
Pahokee head coach Foster. "I
think we could have done a lot bet-
ter, but right now we are on track
for what we need to do."
They played sloppy at times
with unnecessary penalties and
turnovers, but a win is a win. The
Devils had something to prove, and
they did just that Friday night. They
dominated the game on both sides
of the ball. The offense had 394
total yards. The Blue Devils defense


held the Eagles to only five first
downs.
Jenkins was the player of the
game scoring three touchdowns
and adding an interception to an
impressive performance. Jenkins
said, "I just wanted to show coach
Foster what I could do. It [the win]
feels good."
Coach Foster said at the begin-
ning of the season this was the year
for the younger players to step up.
He nicknamed Janoris Jenkins and
Martavious Odoms the "Sopho-
more Sensations." Both sopho-
mores shined in the Blue Devils
win against the Pope John Paul
Eagles. The Devils will be on the
road Friday night Sept. 16 at Florida
Air Academy.
Team Statistics:
Robert Love was 15 of 25 for
270 yards, one touchdownri, and
three interceptions.
Nikita White had three recep-
tions for 76 yards and one touch-
down.
Tamarcus Porter had four recep-
tions for 54 yards.
Martavious Odoms had five
receptions for 117 yards.
Janoris Jenkins rushed for 67
yards and three touchdowns and
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Clewiston cross-country results


Submitted to INI/Clewiston High School
CHS Athletes of the Month
The CHS Athletes of the Month are Warren Wood, left,
grade 12 and Miranda Waddell, right, grade 12. These
athletes work hard, put forth great effort in both practices
and events, are honest, reliable and dependable and
they set a good example for the entire team. Congratula-
tions to these outstanding students and athletes!



Lake Area Varsity Sports

Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
published, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To
help us provide lake-area cov-
erage, please send game stats
to myoung@newszap. com.
Glades Day
Gator Football:
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Evangelical, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 7: American Heritage
(Delray), away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: St. John Neumiann,
home, 7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 21: King's Academy,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
p.m.
Lady Gator volleyball:
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away,
6:30 p.m. 0
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christ-
ian, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
,home, 6:30 p.m.
? Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury
Tournament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p.m.
Gator golf:
Sept. 20: Clewiston, home, 4
p.m.
Sept. 20: Community Christ-
ian, home 4 p.m.
Sept. 22: King's Academy,
away, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Morningside Acade-
my, away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, 'home, 4
p.m.
Gator cross-country sched-
ule:
Sept. 8: American Heritage
meet, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 16: Wellington Invita-
tional, away, 3:33 p.m.
Sept. 22: Glades Day Meet,
home, TBA
Sept. 27: Benjamin meet,
away, 4 p.m.
Oct. 1: Clewiston meet, 8:30
a.m.
Oct. 7: John I. Leonard Invita-
tional, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet,
away, 4 p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County
Meet, home, TBA


Moore Haven
High School.
Terrier Football:
Sept. 16: Hollywood Cristian,
away, TBA
Sept. 23: Benjamin, away, 4
p.m.
Sept. 30: St. John Neumann,
away 4 p.m.
Oct. 7:,LaBelle, away, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 28: Glades Day, home,
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 4: St. Edwards, home,
7:30 p.m.
Lady Terrier volleyball:
Sept. 8: SW Fla. Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: St. John Neumann,
away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 15: Evangelical, home,
7p.m.
Sept. 19: Naples, away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 22: Canterbury, home, 7
p.m.
Sept. 30: Heartland Christian,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Lake Placid, home, 7
p.m.
Oct. 4: Everglades City, away,
1 p.m.

p.m.
Oct. ,A: Everglades City,
home, 1 p.m.,
Oct. 13: Heartland Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian,
away, 7 p.m.
Pahokee varsity football
schedule:
Sept. 16: Florida Air Acade-
my, away
Sept. 23: Atlantic, home
Sept. 30: Melbourne Central
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newman,
away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (home-
coming), home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away

Glades Centeral
Football
Sept. 16: Suncoast High
School, away.
Sept. 23: Clewiston High
School, home
Sept. 30: Pope John Paul,
away
Oct.7- Dillard, away
Oct. 14: Cardinal Gibbons,
home
Oct. 21: Jensen Beach, away
Oct. 28: Monarch High
School, home
Nov. 1: Pahokee High School,
Home


CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton High School Golf Team got
off to a great start for the 2005
season, once the weather began
to cooperate. After three consec-
utive rained out matches, the
Tigers finally got a chance to get.
the ball rolling on Tuesday, Sept.
6 against the LaBelle Cowboys.
Sophomore Brandon Pena led
the Tigers to open the season
with a victory over the Cowboys.
Pena had the low score of the
day with a one over par 37, fol-
lowed by senior Brett Cameron
shooting a 45 for nine holes. The
Tigers defeated the Cowboys by
a score of 177-244.
The other scores by Tiger
golfers Jared Bacallao, who shot
a 47, and Steven Westbury with
a 48 completed the victory from
the par 36 front nine at the
Clewiston Golf Course.
The Tigers traveled to Valen-
cia Golf Course in Naples on
Wednesday, Sept. 7 to battle the
Cowboys and Immokalee Indi-
ans in a tri-match. Once again,
the Tigers managed to find victo-
ry, beating out both schools with
the lowest score on the Naples


course. The Tigers scored a 159,
compared to. a 181 by
Immokalee and 223 by LaBelle.
The score of 159 is one of the
best efforts by a Tiger team in
over ten years. These guys are
for real!
The medalist winner for the
match was senior captain
Cameron, who shot an even-par
36, a personal best for the four-
year varsity golfer. Pena finished
with a round of one over par 37.
Westbury and James Miracle
each had nice rounds of 43 to
round out the scoring of the
Tigers on the day.
The Tiger linksters completed
the week with a match at one of
the nation's top rated public
courses at Eastwood Golf
Course in Ft. Myers on Thursday.
The CHS team split a tri-match
with Mariner High School of
Cape Coral and Dunbar High
School of Ft. Myers.
The first loss of the year came
at the hands of Mariner as the
Tritons scored a 161 to the
Tigers' 183. Dunbar was disqual-
ified, with only one golfer partic-
ipating for a score of 70.


Cross-country meet results at
Cypress Lake High School -
Sept. 6.
Girls:
24:21
1
Cypress
Lauren Gaidry
2
Cypress
Megan McGuire
20-25
3
Riverdale
Ally Herring
20-41


Clewiston
Juanita Perez
22-03
5
Clewiston
Jennie Mazariges
22-12
6
Riverdale


Low scores were recorded by
Mariner golfers Conner Arendell
and Nick Holiday. Pena led
Clewiston with a 39 on the tough
par 35 front nine of Eastwood.
The Tigers finished the week
4 and 1. They will travel to Okee-
chobee Sept. 14 to play the Bra-
hamans and host the Lake
Placid Sea Dragons on Sept 15.

Tiger Golf Roster
Brett Cameron (Captain),
Senior
Kyle Kirstein, Senior
Stephen Duplooy, Senior
Aura Reyes, Senior
Josh Adams, Junior
James Miracle, Junior
Justin Cotton, Junior
Jared Bacallao, Junior
Brandon Pena, Sophomore
Adam Haire, Sophomore
Steven Westbury, Sophomore
Tim Burke, Freshman
Matthew Ashton, Freshman
Joshua Clark, Freshman,
Steven Stewart, Freshman
Coach: Mike Kemp


Sierra Griffin
22-16
7
Riverdale
Megan Richardson
23-45
8
Riverdale
Katherine Thompson
24-03
9
Riverdale
Katy Henderson
24-07
10
Riverdale
Olivia Roberts
25-54
11
Clewiston
Jessica Rosario
26-03
12
Clewiston
Jenny Raiz.
26-19


Boys:
1
Riverdale
Dan Waley
24:54
2
Riverdale
Matt Frydenlund
27:23
3
Cypress
Chris Hipkins
28:45
4
Cypress
Jesse Hardy
29:22
5
Cypress -
Mark Adams
29:30
6
Cypress
Patrice Louis
29:47


Cypress
Chris Dunn
30:13
8
Clewiston
Eric Lopez
30:52
9
Cypress
Jesse Carcamo
34:41
10
Clewiston.
Josh Ingram
47:55
11
Clewiston
Brandon Caulkins
51:20
12
Clewiston
Jeorge Esparanza


Annual Tiger Trek results


The -following are the results
from the 5K Tiger Trek that took
place on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 in
Clewiston, Florida.
Overall Female
12, 1, Kaitlin Marotti, Labelle,
15,24:42.
Overall Male
1, 1, Bruce McManus, Clewis-
ton, 39, 18:05
Female 14 and under
26, 1, Johanna Meza, Labelle,
14,28:20
31,2, Gabby, Pahokee, 11,29:21
89, 3, Kenalt Marotti, Labelle,
11,31:25
42, 4, Alexis Price, Clewiston,
14,32:42
43, 5, Karina Marinez, Labelle,
14, 33:20
44,6, Laura Munoz, Labelle, 14,
33:25
45, 7, Roxana Razo, Labelle, 14,
34:50
48,8, Kati, Pahokee,Pahokee 11,37:25
51,9, Beatrice Perez, Clewiston,
14,38:22
56, 10, Leatrice, Pahokee,. 14,
40:43 -
57, 11, Ashleigh, Pahokee, 13,
40:45
58,12, Rosa, Pahokee, 13, 40:53
59, 13, Beatrice, Pahokee, 13,
41:09
Male 14 and under
5, 1, Jose Guillen, Labelle, 14,
21:00
9, 2, Erick Lopez, Clewiston; 14,
23:33 : .. .. ., :, .-
10, 3, Brandon Caulkins,
Clewiston, 14,24:04
15, 4, Caleb Rhoden, Labelle,
14,25:25
16, ,5, Frank Self, Clewiston, 13,
25:45
18, 6, John Marotti, Labelle, 13,
26:45
24, 7, Anthony Brewer, Paho-
kee, 14,28:09
47,8, Jonathan Jones, Pahokee,
13, 37:24
55, 9, Rick Villanuea, Pahokee,
13,40:34
Female 15- 19
17, 1, Jessica Alsina, Labelle, 15,
25:58
25, 2, Juanita Perez, Clewiston,
17,28:19
27, 3, Jennie Mazariegos,
Clewiston, 17,28:27
28, 4, Brittani McNeal, Clewis-
ton, 17,28:33
34, 5, Megan Dodd, Alva, 16,
29:49
35, 6, Rhonda Burton, Labelle,
15,30:13
37, 7, Cheryl Kook, Alva, 15,
30:46 ,
49, 8, Wendy, Pahokee, 17,
38:11
52,9, Renee, Pahokee, 16,38:56
60, 10, Jessica Rosario, Clewis-
ton, 17,44:37
61, 11, Jenny Reyes, Clewiston,
16,44:43
Male 15-19
3, 1, Hugo Gijon, Immokalee,
17,18:18
4,2, Josh Chisholm, Labelle, 18,
20:45
6, 3, Brandon Temples, Labelle,


15,21:11
7,4, Jacob Stallings, Labelle, 15,
21:22,
8, 5, Trey Armstrong, Clewiston,
15,23:06 .
11, 6, Josh Silverman, Boca
Raton, 15,24:11
21, 7, Robert Pass, Clewiston,
16,27:41
22, 8, Joshua Ingram, Clewis-
ton, 15,27:45
23, 9, Josh Egan-Wyer, Clewis-
ton, 17,27:50
32, 10, John Davis, Clewiston,
15,29:25


40, 11,.Erik Bowers, Alva, 19,
32:09
41,. 12, Robbie Davis, Pahokee,
17,32:10
Female 20-29
30,1, Keri Alford, Clewiston, 23,
28:43
36, 2, Zayra Chin, West Palm
Beach, 28,30:25
Male 20 29
2, 1, Lance Sluder, Okeechobee,
24,18:10
Female 30 39
None
Male 30-39


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Thursday, September 15, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


1st) What has the hospital done to operate in a
fiscally responsible fashion?

1. Implemented a 7% reduction in force, which eliminated
non clinical positions and will save the facility $800,000
annually;
2. Implemented a wage 'rceze for staff;
3. Converted the facility. to Critical Access Hospital desig-
nation under Medicare. which will result in at least an
additional $300,000 per )e ar:
4. Introduced a new 'swing bed' rehabiliitioii service that
will allow us to utilize inpialienit l kd-i d incrcaicI re cnu'ILI
by over $100,000 annually;
5, Sold the Home Health business, which will save
S 100.000 annually:
6. Discontinued other unpolfitable .c' nil:icted sei ice, that
Sill save $100.(000 ainuiall, ,
7. Reduced expenses for traelinii coiitract Registered
. Ntrses hM 50"i
8. Reestablished our connection % ith the communiuii and
in\ohlcd the coinmnitil in our siitegic pl:miinig piocc.ss:
9. looked at ew'eral hiture piocets chlie:iii "., .uiicIh a set-
11nW up a fast track cash onl. clinic. asitei lollh L up on
sclf-pah bills. and moire sophisnicaicd -cicnnii.i processes
to reduce bad debt. It \as deternileLIithat these priigrm,,
could potentially saveo\cr 'S20(1)0 :aiiiiuaill:
10. Reduced Days in Accounts Rece\ abhle from 74 to 53
and used the increased cash flo> ti p;IIV down luin idebt
and slush interest costs. At Jul\ 31, 20(15 our loan bahince
:is S1.6 million lo%%ecr hecn the bhalncc a July 31. 2004.
II. Anticipate clOdin0 out fiscal seair with a 5(,500li.000
gain. which \ ill hlie used to pa\ do% n dJei. )

2nd) How does the hospital serve the daily
healthcare needs of the coinu unity?

\According to our Septembhr 30, 21i )1 O)peratinlo Inditat, i


Annual 2(004 Summari
Hospital Regiltrations
Emergency Departmncrt i-ils
Fhmili I (Cae 'Celt'r \iil '
Stullil Cales
Kadiologs Famrs
I.ula.ratlit I ests
Rehubilittion I Inits ot Care
I'harmii\ I)osc. Killed
Total


Daily
45
32
26
'2
45
240
80
267
737


Annually
6,379o1c.i,
11,760
9,449
490
16,305
7.266
29,114
97,184
271,131


I lie hospital also sponsors program t, bolster conil1imiIm 1t
health, including Dabctes edtiin. immuniiii/;:ioMn pimgiaints.
five health screens at annual hecallh lairs, and other outttreach
]nioIriInls.


3rd) What is the mission of our hospital?
Hcndro Regional Medical (Center was established 54 years
.1g2 in 1951 as a t:i\ supported not-for-profit hc,-Iltiicaie ctelill
to make cominnm il inmediul care accessible to patients
regardless ol their ahilht to pay. This mission of ~c \lig all
incidents, regardless ol their ability3 to p.mi. has required tax
support to met Ithe community. 's needs miid to cover hospital
c\pens'cs. I he ho,;pii;il mankcs e, c\ effort tt oL fi ientlh iilili/c
ta\ dollars.


4th) What does a survey of the county's popu-
lation reveal about the task of providing med-
ical care to the county?

I he 2W0)2 Count\ Helhaioral Risk -.at iO.r SurL cillani3e SisicIn
( BR-SNN) urc e\ was conducted ainoiu :adillis in Floridt I l In
September 2002 through laundryy 2003. ( htcrall. 34.551 adults
were randomnl\ selected and interviewed for the sutr es : ailoii
500 adults oere surveNed in each co'unt\ 1 he pulpoNse ol this
stir e\ was to obtain count -Ic\ el estimates of the prevalence
ol personal helicallh behaviors thiat nii01 ible'Il iInoi lidli ,liild
inortalit\.

For Hendry Count%.


*Ad~ilt.. 161th n m.Fiv wh Lii% ceni-
1113,ii-irhlelo-,,III *.L IICdl L.jIr
15 %1%0li) 0 [L-.Ilih i, I P"'
.t'i itii i no -r..iadI twiiii k-r
-Adults with (diabetes
*Aduli,, %%ho %'.in 1kc
-ALIills h%%biare ihe..L'
,inliillsis %%i li hi-h q 1iti li'icroli


42% FHilia i I I Ithe state


45% I ie.In the state
19% IICII- til te State

3 ".r Hiul'tiL. iii ilic ,i-iin


5th) Why has the hospital required an
increase in community tax support?

Write-offs for charity care skyrocketed between, 2003 and
2005 because fee-r residents in the coini iiinii are able to
Ali)rd health insmirin c. I hi, i: pa;rtl ;aitihuiu ble to dcclinc,
in the local economy and a lack of employer insurance cover-
age for all local workers.
Looking at the gross charges that are written off for uncoin-
pensated care in comparison to net costs for pim iding those


The chart below graphically illustrates the sharp increase in the hospital's charity care for community residents who were
unable to pay for medical care during that period.

HRM1C Uncompensated Care and Taxes
Fiscal Year 2000 to 2005


Rad Debt
Charity Care
lii' ra~einfluiaL Car.'

ITtil I tmllii.niwi'.rC
Medicaid WiiItolff'
Total


FY 2M1IS
$3,174,101
$1,461,126
7-14';

54.635.227
I.932.818
$668.04.5


$3.019.555
$ 840.979

$3.860)5.l
$2,285,019
$6,145.55;3


52.769.227
$493,669
-10%
$3262,896
$1,817,807
$5,080,703


FY2002
$2.755.384
$546,587
. 41%

$3,301,971
$1,906,615
$5.208.586


FY2001
$2,412,207
$387,947
251,

$2800.154
$1.745,019
$4,545,173


EY2 2(
$2,296,082,
$309,712

$2,605,793
$1,776,247
$4,382,040


.siinamlcd ( is:
BadDebt
(harilt t are
increase in Charit ('are


20(04


2.063.,166
949,732
74'f


I o'll I In-oinpeniiitd Care 3,012,998
MedC~it aidl1. 159.691
Co~t of Indigent C'are 4.172.599


TaW.es Rcccied


'1.754.9-44


1,962.711
5-46,636i

1.509.347
1.371,011
3.880,1359

$3,33'.299


scr% ices. it i recognized that there is no ceact mcLhod to
c\lract net ccot for each SI1.00 of uncomrpeiis,ated care.
Hlccaiise our cost of operations general. amount to 5(1'.; -
i ',- of our total charges. we account lfor net co;ss to provide
uncompensated care with similar formulas.
Honeier. hec.use Medicaid and Self Pa\ lltienis represent
mr er 30'. of all hospital charges, sen ing this large demo-
graphic group has large indirect costs in addition to direct
pIlient ('are costs. For example. indi iduakl requesting free
c.ae must gio through it qualification princes',, whichh required>
additional costs to administer, including erilfation ol
income, assisting pauenLs to qualify for federal programs. pro-
%iding considerabhl more discharge planning and social ser-
\ice support, as %ell as paying for treatments at other facili-
tics that ~C can not pro% ide ourselcs. his is referred to in
the industry as the "Cost of Indigent C'are". We conscruili\e-
1 estimate thecs additional costs to he I(K0r to 15'r ol our
total co.sts.
I sing a 65% ratio of costs to charges, A% hate der eloped the
Iollo' ing chart to estimate the total costs to pro ide indigent
care and included taxes received net of the indigent tax pay-
inents.


Il / follwin, vit, gia hi of tihe.e intinber\:


S5 000 000
54 500.000
S4 000 000
S3 500 000
$3 000 000
S2 500 000
52 000.000


---.- Taxes Receied
HRMOC Taxes and Costs t of
Cafe
*. Taxes

cost
.. .. .. Taxes


.... '- .....".... tco


2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

In 2000. and 2001 the Laes exceeded costs. butt h 2002 the
increase in cost of scr' ing this group esceded the increase in
land \aluations and so costs about equaled ta\xs collected. In
2004 we experienced a dramatic increase in charity) care and
our costs exceeded our tax collections. In 2005 as a result ol
the increase in the mill Ilet from 2.5 to 3.1 mills our Ia\ col-
lections exceeded our costs absorbing another substantial
increase in the cost ol indigent care.

By cutting our operational costs we arce able to realize this
savings in 2005. We w ill use il to pa) down debt and return
our financial position to what it w as in 2003. The good news
is we will be in niuch better financial shape and we ill be
looking to continue this success and begin rolling back the
mill rale this 3ear.


6th) What does the recent tax increase mean
to the average taxpayer?

In 2003, a home alued at $150.000 was lta\ed at $312.0(0.
o hichl included Homestead Exemption adjustments. (This ta\
was based on the 2.5 mill rated from 1992) 1o support
uncoinpensated care, in 20(04, the hospital increased the mill
rate to 3,1. which meant a total ta\ablc amount of $387.50 per
year -a difference of $75.50

7th) How is the hospital determining the best
way to meet the community's healthcare
needs?

Reccntll. the hospital sponsored community) focus group. to
receive input from ihe community. !


2 e Ls


I1,799,998
320.985

2,120.882
I .0(90.68-4
3,211.567

$3 .245.095


2mO1


1.791.000
355,281
41%

2.146,281
1,143,969
3,290,250

$3.224.417


1.567,935
252.166
25%

1,820,100
1,047.011
2,867,112

$3.160.395


1,492,453
201,313

1,693,766
1,065,748
2,759.514

$3,076,570


Some o'i the positive comments from the focus groups includ-
ed:
1. Convenient location
2. Personalized care
3. Good relationship with medical provider
4. Presence of specialists: pediatrics; gastro-inlestinal; cardi-
ologists: geriatrics; infectious diseases
5. Feer rodsws
6. Life sav ing treatment available in our hometo wn
7. I'ositie experience in the hospitallER

In response to recognized areas of need, the hospital has hired
more bilingual nurses to better serve the Spanish population.
The hospital has also added a new physician. It has improved
support services staff in maintenance, housekeeping and
dietary The Cardio-Pulmonary Department was redesigned.
Respiratory staff was added and their equipment was updated
including %entilators., EKG machines. holder monitors, and
pulmonary function equipment


8th) Is the hospital accredited meeting the
requirements of professional organizations for
quality of care?

In addition to passing state inspections in the Lab and the
Risk Management departments, the hospital recently renewed
accrediuntion with Joint Commission on the Accreditation of
Hospital Organizations, the College of American PRthologists
and the American College of Radiologists.

Press Ganey, a national research firm that conducts patient
satisfaction surveys, announced that Hendry Regional is the
recipient of its coveted 2005 "Compass Award" for signifi-
cantlh impron ing patient satisfaction scores.

Additionally. HRMC was the first hospital in the state of
H1orida to implement a "virtual 24 hour pharmacy service."
HRMC developed the %ideo verification system that is now
used bh national companies.

HRMC also participates in the Florida Critical Access
Hospital Collaborative Group. a group lead by represenia-
tives from the Universit) of Florida College of Pharmac) and
the Office of Rural Health. focusing on medication safety.
Leaders of the group recently assessed HRMC's Pharmac)
accomplishments and judged them to be the benchmark by
w which all other Critical Access Hospitals should be measured.

9th) Does Hendry Regional provide services to
the Labelle community?

HRMC services are available to all residents of Hendry
Count). Physical therapy services are provided within
Labellc. he hospital remains dedicated to identifying and
pro% iding needed healthcare services to Labelle in the future.

10th) Has the hospital explored other means
of financial support?

Recently, the hospital sponsored surveys with community
leader, to investigate the need to reactivate the Hendr)
Regional Medical Center's Foundation. Of the 56 people
that were interviewed. 94% expressed an interest in support-
ing the hospital through the foundation.
The foundation can generate alternatives for capital improve-
ments and ensure continued support for the hospital's vital
community) programs.
FOR THE RECORD!


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Suomittea to iNi/Melissa uorwell
From left to right: Melissa Corwell Mitigation Specialist, Smokey Bear, Sameera DeLeon
- Okeechobee District's Volunteer of the Year, and John DeLeon-Martin County Ranger.

Smokey Bear fire prevention.


volunteer of the year award


Martin County Sameera
DeLeon, a Martin County High
School teacher, received the
Okeechobee District Volunteer of
the Year Award. Smokey Bear pre-
sented Mrs. DeLeon a plaque for
her outstanding contributions to
fire prevention and the Smokey
Bear program. Mrs. DeLeon had a
reported 86 volunteer hours for
the year.
When asked, what, is the
importance of volunteering, Mrs.
DeLeon emphasized, "The most


important benefit to volunteering
is the immeasurable satisfaction
derived from being a member of
one of Florida's finest conserva-
tion, wildfire suppression and
emergency response teams."
How to volunteer:
To volunteer you must be at
least 18 years of age, or obtain
written consent of your parent or
guardian. Individuals and groups
may volunteer depending on the
needs of the Division. Due to the
physical nature of some of the


volunteer work, volunteers must
have the health and physical con-
dition sufficient to permit carrying
out the volunteer services without
jeopardizing his or her well being
or the well being of others. If the
volunteer activity involves driving
a state vehicle, then avalid drivers
license without any serious infrac-
tions will be required.
Okeechobee District consists
of six counties: Martin, St. Lucie,
Indian River, Okeechobee, High-
lands and Glades.


Through a partnership with
Pine Jog Environmental Educa-
tion Center in West Palm Beach
and Audubon Society of Hendry-
Glades, the South Florida Water
Management District will offer to
the public escorted birding tours
at Storm-water Treatment Areas
1 West in central Palm Beach
County and STA-5 in eastern
Hendry County. The first trip is
scheduled Saturday, Sept. 17, at
STA-1 West from 8:30 a.m. to
noon, and subsequent tours are
scheduled regularly through
April 2006 at both STAs. (The
schedule is listed below.)
Expert birders from Audubon
Society of Hendry-Glades will
conduct the tours at STA-5; Pine
Jog will conduct the tours at
STA-1 West.
The storm-water treatment
areas, owned and operated by
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, are vast, construct-
ed wetlands that use vegetation
to naturally cleanse excess nutri-
ents from water before it enters
the Everglades. These remote,
shallow-water marshes attract
many species of nesting wading
birds, migratory and other
waterfowl such as great blue
herons, wood storks, snowy
egrets, great egrets and roseate
spoonbills.
Tours are open to anyone, but
participants must register to
reserve a space on the trips.
To sign up for the STA-1 West
Birding Tour: Call Annie McEl-
hatton at Pine Jog (561) 686-
6600 with your name and con-
tact information, the date you
want to go, and the number in
your party.


STA-1 West Birding
Tour Schedule
(subject to change)
2005
Sept. 17
Oct. 15
Nov. 5
Nov. 19
Dec. 3
Dec. 17
2006
Jan. 14
Jan.28
Feb. 11
Feb.25
March 11
March 25
April 15
To sign up for the STA-5 Bird-
ing Tour: Send an e-mail to Mar-
garet England sta5birding@earth-
link.net with your name and
contact information, the date you
want to go, and the number in
your party. You may also leave a
message at (863) 674-0695 or
(863) 517-0202.
Schedule for STA-5
Birding Tours
(subject to change)
2005
Oct. 22
Nov. 12
Nov. 26
Dec. 10
Dec.24
2006
Jan. 7
Jan.21
Feb. 4
Feb. 18
March 4
March 18
April 8
April 22


Directions:
STA-1 West is west of
Wellington: From West Palm
Beach Exit at Southern Boule-
vard (SR 80) from 1-95 (exit 68)
or Florida's Turnpike (exit 97).
Go west to 20-Mile Bend, which
is approximately 111U2 miles
west of SR7/U.S.441. Turn left at
SR 880. Cross the "old iron
bridge" and proceed around the
curve. Immediately past the
curve, turn left. You'll see a yel-
low gate. Park along the shoul-
der of the dirt road that runs par-
allel to the power lines.
STA-5 is south of Clewiston:
From West Palm Beach, take
Southern Boulevard (SR 80)
west for about 45 miles (from I-
95) to US 27. Go west on US 27
from South Bay toward Clewis-
ton for about 13 1U2 miles. Look
for Evercane Road (CR 832) and
the J & J Ag. Products sign. Con-
tinue south on CR 832 for about
91U2 miles to Blumberg Rd (at
the second bend in the road).
Turn left onto Blumberg and
continue another nine miles to
the STA 5 turnoff (dirt road). Go
south for 2 102 miles on the dirt
road to the STA 5 entrance gate.
Park before,the gate in the area
to the right.
Reminders: Take sunscreen,
water, snacks, hats and wear
closed-toe shoes. Tour-partici-
pants must stay on the levee.
There is no age minimum for the
trips. If you cancel, please let the
Pine Jog Environmental Educa-
tion Center know so someone
else can have, your spot.


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Moore Haven FFA


building fences


By FFA Reporter
Whitney Ball
This summer, eight FFA stu-
dents took time out of their sum-
mer to help build a fence for the
FFA. To show our appreciation
on Aug. 20, the Moore Haven
FFA, and Advisor Phillip Cosby
held a fun day for the following
students: Dorin Woodward, Bar-
rett Ringstaff, Colt Guy, Joe
Thompson, Carl Abbott, Marcus
Rieves, Jordan Chailland, and


Tanner Huysman.
Volunteers from the Glades
County Sheriffs Office held a
gun-safety course. Thank You to
Sergeant. David. Hardin and
Deputy Brian Enderly. During this
event they handed out books
and gun locks to each student.
Skeet-shoot instructors included
Tommy Greenwood and Kevin
Bryant. Their help was greatly
appreciated. Also thank you to
the parents and students for
making this event possible.


Farm Bureau will be


making magic


Hundreds of Florida's leading
farmers and ranchers will converge
on the Coronado Springs Resort
and Walt Disney World in'Orlando,
Oct. 12-14 for the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation's annual meet-
ing. This year's convention theme
'is "Membership Magic."
As a special part of this year's
meeting, participants will be trans-
ported to Walt Disney World's
Epcot on Wednesday evening, Oct.
12, for-a gourmet dining experi-
ence and the chance to view one of
the world's best fireworks displays.
Reservations must.be made by
Sept. 29 in order to qualify for the


Farm.Bureau rate of $109 per night..
(Rate is good from Oct. 9-17, based
on availability.) Make your room
reservations by calling the hotel
directly at (407) 939-1020.
Members and friends of Farm
Bureau should register for the
annual meeting by submitting a
registration form, available online
at http://FloridaFarmBureau.org
(under Notices) or at your local
county Farm Bureau office. Early
registration is $85. After Sept. 29,
registration is $95. More informa-
tion is available from Laura
Williams at (352) 378-8100, ext.
1071.


Gopher Tortoises in displacement trouble


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. The
gopher tortoise, a burrowing rep-
tile unique to the U.S. South-
eastN91tort.txt with P201orida
researchers say the tortoise's
ability to survive in coastal areas
may be one key to future preser-
vation efforts.
A UF study of gopher tortoises
on small islands near St. Augustine
could reveal whether displaced
colonies can be successfully relo-
cated to similar sites in Florida and
other states, said Dana Ehret, a doc-'
toral student with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Not much is known about
gopher tortoise populations on
small islands, because researchers
have pretty much overlooked
them," Ehret said. "For example,
we don't know how common
these populations are, how the tor-
toises cope with the constant expo-
sure to salt or how they manage to
keep 'their burrows from being
flooded by the higher water table."'
Gopher tortoise burrows are a
familiar sight in rural inland areas
from Louisiana to South Carolina,
the tortoise's native range, he said.
Marked by piles of sand at their
entrances, the burrows can be 10-
feet deep and 40-feet long. More
than 360 other species use the bur-
rows for shelter.
The tortoises are protected by
Florida law and developers have
several options when specimens
are found in areas slated for con-
struction, Ehret said. They can
build at a distance from burrows,
move tortoises to other parts of the
same property, relocate tortoises to
distant properties or obtain permits
allowing work to proceed in
exchange for financial support of


Submitted to INI/
IFAS/Thomas Wright
Mike Moulton, an associate
professor with the University
of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences,
checks a gopher tortoise bur-.
row in Gainesville Thurs-
day, Aug. 4. Moulton is study-
ing whether gopher tortoises.
displaced by inland develop-
ment could be relocated to
coastal islands protected
from development. Found
only in six Southeastern
states, the reptiles are disap-
pearing due to loss of habitat.
tortoise conservation.
The latter option preserves tor-
toises and habitat elsewhere, but
animals on the development site
are often lost when burrows col-
lapse, he said.
Developers often prefer to


obtain the permits due to time con-
straints, Ehret said. Some tortoise
experts consider the permits an
acceptable though not ideal -
option, and believe present reloca-
tion efforts have not succeeded as a
conservation measure.
"Relocation sounds like a great
idea, but in practice it's had prob-
lems," Ehret said. "For developers,.
there's a lot of work involved in cap-
turing tortoises and arranging for
them to be placed on other proper-
ty. Researchers are concerned that if
the new habitat isn't just right the
tortoises will leave, and may end up
injured or killed anyway."
Another drawback to current
relocation efforts is that tortoises
placed on privately owned land
could be displaced again by future
development, said Mike Moulton, a
UF associate .professor of wildlife
ecology and conservation and
Ehret's faculty adviser. The UF
researchers believe a better option
may be to relocate tortoises on
small islands likely to remain unde-
veloped, either due to government
protection or simply because they
are unsuitable for development.
The UF study focuses on gopher
tortoise populations on five small
islands in the Atlantic Intracoastal
Waterway, he said. Despite the rep-
tiles' size up to 15 pounds -
and ponderous appearance, they
float and are sometimes observed
swimming .
Hundreds of islands are found
throughout the waterway, which is,
a series of bays, estuaries and navi-
gation channels reaching from
Miami, Fla. to Norfolk, Va., Moulton
said. Other islands along the
Atlantic and Gulf coasts might also
be suitable as tortoise habitat.


"We hope that with the right
preparation, some of these islands
could serve as homes for gopher
tortoises and possibly for beach
mice, indigo snakes and other
species impacted by develop-
ment," he said. "It might be possi-
ble to construct new islands specifi-
cally for this purpose."
This fall, Ehret will help monitor
an experimental effort to relocate
Florida gopher tortoises to an
island home. A Flagler County
developer has worked with state
agencies for several years to
arrange the relocation, which is
aimed at establishing a permanent
tortoise refuge, Ehret said.
"Just by coincidence, this project
had been developing independently
of our UF research and I jumped at
the chance to get involved," Ehret
said. "By observing newly intro-
duced tortoises in a coastal habitat
,we may learn things that help us
focus our own research."
Gopher tortoise management
efforts need to be stepped up
throughout the Southeast, said
Craig Guyer, a biological sciences
professor at Auburn University in
Auburn, Ala. Loss of habitat is the
most serious threat facing gopher
tortoise populations in all six states
'where the animal is found.
"Florida is 10 years ahead of
everyone else in terms of bumping
into this problem and being forced
to come up with solutions," Guyer
said. "The idea of setting aside land
for permanent gopher tortoise
habitat is catching on here in Alaba-
ma and I'll be interested to see if
that proves viable in coastal areas
in Florida."


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LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to identify.
(863)885-1422
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DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
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Last seen N W 3rd St. Child
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863-447-1141


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BUS DRIVER/!
ROUTE POSITION
with the Glades County
School District,
for West Glades
Elementary School.
Morning and afternoon
route, 4 hours per day;
plus benefits.
Must have Class D CDL,
Passenger and
S Endorsements.
To Apply or inquire,
please contact Scott Bass
@ (863)946-0202 Ext.13

Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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port for your opportunity to-
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(800)553-2778.
DRIVERS WANTED
Competitive pay & benefits.
Class A or B license w/
HAZMAT endorsement req'd.
(239)867-5408
Exp'd Plumbers Needed,
commercial/residential, full
time starting immediately.
(561)996-1159
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresh Fruit preferred.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)9,46-1742 for more info.
LOADER/EXCAVATOR
OPERATOR
For land clearing operation.
Exp. & own transportation a
must. Good pay w/ benefits.
Apply at:
5594 6th Street West
Lehigh Acres (239)369-6146


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Route Sales
Lance Incorporated/Cape Cod
Potato Chips needs a route
salesperson in the Clewiston
area.,Exc. pay & benefits.
Call 239-275-7770 or fax re-
sume to 239-275-7776.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS. Mile-
age Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
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MOBILE HOMES
Needs-a F/T Sales person.
Preferably bilingual but not
necessary. Apply in person
at1312W.Sugarland
Hwy. Clewiston, FL
TRUCK/LOWBOY DRIVER
CDL w/ Hazmat is required.
Must have clean driving
record. Excellent wages.
Benefits available. Apply at
5594 6th Street West
Lehigh Acres (239)369-6146


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ANY INFO- on '95 Ford Dually
blk/silver w/UtF Tdr & 717 X
Trak John Deere mower
missing fromJefferson Ave
in Immokalee on 9/6 call Ar-
mando (239)657-5719 or
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Ladies Glasses, small frame
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LOST COCKATIEL- Yellow with
red markings on each side.
Been missing for 4 days.
(863)805-8745


FREE! Rhodesian Ridgeback,
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JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS,
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Will separate. (863)983-5557
.MIX DOG Female, lyr, small,
long hair. Free to good
home (863)673-1877
PITBULL/CURR MIX, Female
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very gentle w/ kids. Free to
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RABBIT MANURE- FREE,
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HELP WANTED

Grounds Keeper
Opening in LaBelle with Hendry County
Commissioners. Full time position with benefits.
Applications, job description can be obtained from
HR in the LaBelle Courthouse or the sub-office in
Clewiston. Deadline for submission is
September 30, 2005.

Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing
. assistance in the application process contact HR.


Alice, Inc. -
Is now hiring an
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
with all aspects of grove work involved
for the Felda Grove.
Good benefits, plus retirement.

Apply in person at the Alico office,
640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.
Alico, Inc., is and Equal Opportunity Employer.

HELP WANTED

Collections and Distribution Tech
For Pt. LaBelle Utilities. A valid drivers license is
required. Applications Will be accepted until
September 23, 1005. Applications and job
descriptions can be obtained from the HR
Department in courthouse, LaBelle or
the sub-office, Clewiston.
Vet pref. EEO employer. Drug/smoke free.
Applicants needing assistance in application
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Emlymn
Full Tim


MANAGEMENT

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

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





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1990 East SR-78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


ACCOUNTING CLERK III
Fast paced position available at Southern
Gardens Citrus requiring a minimum of
HS diploma or GED with 1 year account-
ing experience. Responsible for broad
range of accounting functions. Must
have good written and oral communica-
tion skills along with time management
and organizational skills.. Proficient in
Microsoft Office computer programs.
Some OT required. 401 K and benefits
available. Contact HR Dept. @
863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton(@southerngardens.com.


MECHANIC / MILL RIGHT
Mechanic/Mill Right
needed for large cattle ranch in Florida.
Housing provided on ranch.
Competitive salary and benefit package,
including health insurance. Drug free workplace.
Send resume to: Nancy at Rollins Ranches,
4701 S. Kenansville Rd., Okeechobee, FL34972;
email: nkoestersarollinsranches.net:
or fax to: 772-567-7808


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CITRUS BELLE PROCESSING PLANT
HAS THE FOLLOWING TOB OPENINGS


Electrician Knowledge of PLC programming, troubleshoot and work on PLC pro-
grams. General electrical work throughout plant, troubleshooting, wiring and repairs.
Willing to work days or nights with some weekends.
Production Foreman Good team work skills, learn juice processing operations and
various pieces of equipment. Bilingual English/Spanish desirable. Read, write and fol-
low processing procedures and established practices. Day shift opening.
Packaging Equipment Operator Become familiar and operate high speed case
packaging equipment. Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, minor repairs
and maintain equipment operational. Willing to work days or nights with some week-
ends.
Pulp Cell Operator/Lead Person Familiarize and operate pulp cell packaging recov-
ery system and it's by-products. Perform PM's, troubleshoot, minor repairs to keep sys-
tem operational. Be willing to work days or night with some weekends.
Duda offers competitive pay with time and a half; shift differential pay; medical/den-
tal/vision plans; 401K retirement & savings plan; vacation pay; holiday pay. Other bene-
fits available. Apply in person at 6007 South Hwy 29, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-0336.
M/F/V/H/EOE
Electricista Diagnostica, mantiene, alambra y repara various sistemas de electricidad y
controls electr6nicos (instrumentaci6n y esquemitico de PLC) en una plant de pro-
ducci6ri. Trabajo de dias o noches y a veces fines de semana.
Mayordomo de Producci6n- Habilidad para trabajar en equipo, aprender los various
trabajos de procesamiento ye de equipo. Se desea bilinguie ingles/espafiol. Leer,
escribir y seguir procedimientos de process y prfcticas establecidas. Turno de dia.
Operador de Maquina para Empaquetar Familiarizarse y operar.equipo de alta
velocidad. Hacer mantenimiento preventive, diagnosticar, reparaciones menores y man-
tener el equipo funcionando. Trabajo de dia o noches y unos fines de semanas.
operator de Celdas de Pulpa/Encabezado -Familiarizarse y opera el/sistema de
recopiladora de pulpa y products secundarios. Hacer mantenimien ,preventivas,
diagnosticar, reparaciones menores para mantener el, sistema funcionand6\con eficaz.
Listo para trabajar dias o noches con algunos fines de semana.
Duda ofrece buena paga con tiempo y medio; diferencia en paga en turnos de noche;
plan medical/dental/visi6n; plan de retire y ahorros 401K; vacaciones pagadas; dias feri-
ados; Otros beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en 6007 Carretera 29 Sur,
LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-0336. Empleador de Oportunidades por Igual.


VICTIM ADVOCATE (Palm Beach County Victim.
Services, Belle Glade). $16.22/hr. Provides cri-
sis and support counseling, court accompani-
ment and general advocacy for victims of
sexual/domestic assault, general crimes and
homicides. Includes crisis intervention and fol-
low-through services on 24-hourrotational ba-
sis. BS/BA Psych., Counseling, Criminal Justice,
Sociology/related; 1 yr. professional exp. or 2 or
more yrs volunteer work in area ofcriminal vic-
timization OR professionaVparaprofessional gen-
eral social or advocacy work incl. general
criminal justice in a social service agency or
dcept. (or unrelated BS/BA and 3 yrs related exp.
Visit www.pbc.gov.com for detailed position de-
scription and employment appl. Submit appl./re-
sume with any Vet. Pref. doc for receipt by 5
p.m. 9./23/05 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S.
Military Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415; FAX:
561-616-6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)





The
PSYCHOLOGICALSPECIALIST
Needed at South Bay Correctional.
Mental health Masters degree required.
4 day week, salary 35K +
comprehensive benefit package.
Supervision for licensure provided.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 334931
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902 EOE, M/F/V/H



Duda's Fresh Citrus Packing House has
an immediate clerical opening with
duties' in personnel, payroll & workers
comp. Other duties also assigned. Excel
& Microsoft Word skills. Blingual a big
plus. Duda offers a competitive pay,
medical/dental/vision plans, 401K,
:vacation, holiday pay, plus other benefits.
Apply in person at 6115 South Hwy 29,
LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-2600.
M/F/V/H/EOE



Citrus Belle processing plant has an
immediate clerical opening with duties in
personnel, payroll and workers comp.'
Other duties also assigned. Excel &
Microsoft Word skills. Bilingual a big
plus.i A. Duda & Sons offers a competi-
tive. pay, medical/dental/vision plans,
401K, vacation, holiday pay, plus other
benefits. Apply in person at 6007 South
Hwy 29, LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-0336
M/F/V/H/EOE

TKM-Bengard Farms, LLC
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
* Shipping / Receiving Clerks for
Cooler Operation
Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430
(561) 996-1980


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

OPS-Clerical Aide
PART TIME
(10am-2pm)l
$8.00 an hour, at the
Everglades REC
3200 E. Palm Beach
Rd. Belle Glade.
Contact Chay at
(561)993-1511 or
fax resume at
561-993-1582
Duties will be
answerng phones.
and repetitive
clerical tasks,


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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Save your gas! Work from
home! WANTED Serious
business minded people to
work from home. Limited
openings. For more details &
interviews call (863)983-3480
Service Business FSBO. Sky's
the limit with this SWFL busi-
ness. http://landsdapeandtree-
cofsbo.homestead.com. For
More Info.Call (941)915-6168.
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income;
now medical ins. Choose
Avon! 863-677-0025


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ext.96.
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another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in.the classified.


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Program Director
(part time 30 hours per week)
for a non-profit organization.
Experienced in program development and
:mplementation in the areas of housing and
education located in eastern Hendry County.
A college degree or equivalent experience
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, Florida 34142
or fax to: 239-657-3084.


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LABOR FINDERS\

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

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



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
established 1977.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Violence
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traffic
*Auto Accident *Wrongful
Death. "Protect Your Rights" A-
A-A Attorney Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 8x15,10x 5,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979



Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


HELP WANTED

Administrative Assistant Administrative
Administrative Department
Forthe Hendry County Commissioners. All
candidates must be computer literate, able to multi
task and manage day to day activities. Apps can be
obtained from the HR Dept, Courthouse in LaBelle, or
Sub-office in Clewiston. Deadline for submission
in September 30, 2005.

Vet pref. EEO employer. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying call
863-675-5352


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HOPE HOSPICE
LPN Clewiston
F/T, Mon-Fri, Some weekends, 8am-5pm
For patient home visits in Hendry & Glades counties
Must have Florida LPN License
Excellent 100% Company Paid Benefits provided.
Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Income
Insurance, Retirement Plan, Up to 26 Paid Days
Off per year, and $2500 in Educational Assistance
Complete an application at: HOPE HOSPICE
100 W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
-Or-
Fax resume and cover letter indicating job preference to:
239-454-1671
EOE www.hopehosoice.org/Careers.htm Drug Free


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 :i- 21 yiar. 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 upO arn irlrviwt lime. Directions to our facility will be
given 10 you a 1rl, I lnie.,





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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
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Tracnt spi :r I 11 0'J1, 1 pt. 31
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
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hendry.k12.fl.us


AIR HANDLER, TrjrE, 2 5 Ion,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat pump,
12 seer, brand new, never
been used. $1000
(863)467-7101
WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
wonrk good 1,30
F, 63'6.q9-798T


ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of.the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must'sell,
.$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.


CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $250. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DEEP FREEZE 5 cu ft. g Qy,
used about 6 months. Rd.
,$159 selling for-$7'":
(863)639-7987
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Double
wide, Water, Ice, Light. 2 yrs
old, Excellent condition.
$400. (863)357-0709
WASHER/DRYER, Maytag,
good condition, $150.
863)467-1547 or
863)532-9700.



BOOKS- (150 Crystal Creek
Series Included, asking .$75
for all. (863)946-1494.



3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x24 Now
$2320. 25x30 $3490. 30x40
$5170. 40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others s.hdictessonces op-
tional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.


ALUMINUM PAN ROOFING
Used, (12) 2Oft panels. $60
for all or will sep.
,'(863)675-8760 LaBelle
METAL ROOFING SAvE $$
Buy Direct From Manufacturer.
20 colors in stock with all Ac-
cessories. Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335. .


JEANS over 50 pair, all sizes,
$150 for all or will separate
(863)675-3032 LaBelleI
WEDDING DRESS,- open
back, sequin detailed, 6ft train,
perfect cond. Pd $900 asking
$200 (863)673-4942


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



COMPUTER, complete, every-
thing you need to get started,
whole unit, works great,
$150. (863)467-68051
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $600
(863)675-0483
BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
(863)824-8749
BED IN BAG Twin size, Ha-
waiian Theme, 5pcs $15
(863)634-5038
BOOK SHELF 6ft tall, oak
$10 (863)824-0276
SOFA LS,CHAIR- Clean, ask-
ing $350. (863)763-5741


Merchandise

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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 ULinens & Fabries 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 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 8 Games 730
VCWRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, RED, etc, These homes
must sell! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext H373.
BELL GLADE 2br, 2ba, large,
on 2 corner lots, c/ac & heat,
brand new roof, flooring &
paint. iValing ,di io elem.
school. Needs a little TLC.
$205K Appointment only
(561)261-0025


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

561-993-1160


your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $ Fi-
nancing Available. Details
(866)348-7560.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 lets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751
POOL 3'/2 x16/2 in good
condition w/ all accessories.
Practically new. $100
(863)763-4512


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DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa,
2 gIs end tbls & coffee tbi,
stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Brown, Good condition. $25.
(863)697-9979
KING SIZE BED- Head board,
Couch & Love seat, Animal
pdrint, Great cond. $400. Will
sep. (863)674-906.3
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
King size w/frame. $50.
(863)697-9979
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)357-4188


AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
Barrel, $200.
(863)357-5754
DEER RIFLE Husqvarna,
6.5x55MM, 4X Bushnell
Scope, synth. stk, ammo $275
(863)697-2033
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POWER CHAIR- Golden Alant'e
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1200 neg 863-634-9620


LOCKET, gold, heart shaped,
nold 2 pictures, engraved
from the 40's, $20.
(863)983-1848


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- used
only 1 month, battery charg-
er, basket, 4 wheel base,
$1200 (863)801-6149
LIFT CHAIR- elcirnc, excellent
conadiiin, $350
(863)801-4949
OXYGEN USERS: Travel with-
out canisters, No more bottles!
Oxlife's lightweight, Oxygen
concentrators run off your car
and in your home.,U.S.A.-
made-Warranteed 800-780-.
2616 www.oxlifeinc.com.
PORTABLE COMMODE- ad-
justable height, sits over toi-
let or with pail, $55
(863)357-8788.


GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect
for a corner spot. Fiberglass,
excellent condition. Call
,(863)697-6507 Leave msg
TANNING BED, Wolfe Ovation,
24 bulb, $1600.
(863)983-0030
WATER COOLER- Zephyr Hills,
holds 5 gal bottle, like new,
white, $75.. (863)447-2130.
WebTV Internate Terminal,
Battery operated keyboard &
Electric keyboard $50.
(863)467-2639



5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250. 954-275-8111 or
l8631357-1576


AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
AQUARIUM- 55 Gal & acces-
sories $50. (863)763-0280
BIRD CAGE, large, with
wheels, gray, good cond.,
t$100 or. best off-er.
(863)467-4049
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful
males, 10 wks, first shots &
health cert. $300 ea.
(772)517-6712.
COCKATIEL'S, 1 Fancy Grey &
Yellow/2 Med. Grey, 2 Ig. cag-
es, etc. 5 mo. old. $150.
239-657-2427 before 8p
DACHSHUND PUP- mini, (F),
tan, 8 weeks, 1st shots,
S$250 (863)467-4728.
FINCH BREEDING CAGE -
large, 4'/x3x2, pd $80 will
sell for $55 or best offer
(863)675-3032 LaBelle
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/light
& accessories $100
(863)675-7878
PIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old,
2M-1F, UTD on all shots,
$200 (863)763-7446
POINTER PUPPIES AKC -
Champion bloodline's. Pet,
show, hunting, companion.
Will go quickly (863)467-6388
RABBITS (2) house trained,
$10.00 each
(863)635-4690.
WANTED AKC STUD- Brittany,
or Vizsla, (305)281-7264.



Demo Homesites Wanted in


PAINTBALL GUNS- (2) Titp-
man, 3 air tanks, 2 helmets,
all for $400 (863)467-0668.
after 4pm.



CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $290, sell $200
(863)357-0448.
CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $40
(863)697-2033
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.


GAS POWERED GOLF CART-
CALL (863)763-4545 OR
(260)450-2266 CELL.

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 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713



LAWN MOWER Poulpn Pro,
17h/p Brggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
ROYAL & QUEEN PALM
TREES- Gorgeous!! up to
18ft high, $400 for all will.
sell separate (863)675-0104


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues.-11am. 763-3127

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE
Clewiston-1700 sf. in town,
perfect medical, retail, small
business (561)628-2992.


CLEWISTON- Country Cot-
tage 3br, 2ba, Den, 1.98 ac
Lots of trees. Quite Neigh-
b-o r h o o d
$178,900 863-983-8632
Indian Hills, Moore Haven, ex-
tra large riverfront home for
rent, 5BR/3.5BA, 2 kit's, 2
fireplaces, 2 car garage, tile
& hardwood firs. throughout
gorgeous views, $1600 mo.
all 239-849-0770 or
239-690-3085.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10415
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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sq ft, Special loan pkges, Price will banks of the Caloosahatchee River!! r-,, i i
increase on Sept 15th. Right Now lot 48'x15' rear deck overlooks the ,i,5a ,
and hbme only $145K LUTZ river. Formal Living Room with 1.25 c $109.
BUILDERS Fireplace and Formal Dining Room.
Split floor plan. 26'x30 2 car Back On The
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/lBAon Rim detached carport. 8' x 21' Covered 3/2 manufact
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur- Front Deck. Paved Circular Drive. upgrades and
nished Pristinel! BRING YOUR FISH- 18'x21 and 21'x26' storage build- you'd believe
ING POLE $269.9K ings. Canal with river access on the
side of the home for the fishing New Listing
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty boat, and Dock Rights on the river- The nr..::.[ tr
1 25G d of with Corps of Engineers approval- Clewi r,n ..
S 're for the deep water boat. With limit- ner Io.' ,.r
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$69,900 ~this is a rare findat $524,900 See it
on realtor.com MLS#: 205086164 New Listing
SPIOOsceola Ave. Beautiful 3 bed- 3/2 brick ho
""laf'. .LI.It. i[,hf room/2 bath home w/den. Carpet very well mai
u.hfl A V* Vl (new!), tile and hardwood flooring, landscaped yo
$ Fireplace Great location-1/2 block Need Land? (
from Clewiston Middle School. New 1.25 acres
Moore Haven Investment screened prch, chainlink fencing. 25 aes
Opportunity sr dpr chinl fnig Estates $43.5
8 Lots, 5 Mobile Homes. All Rented Priced for quick sale at $174,900 E ..
Avenues D & E. Call For More Redish Circle 3 bedroom/31/2 New Listing
Details. Offered @ $ 175K. bath mobile home. Double lot droom 2
w/chainlink fencing. 20 x 40 and 4 Bedroom, 2
12 x 20 Workshops. Overlook a lot. WHAT A I
man made lake from the deck off of
Ask Us About Our New the master bedroom. Listed at Country Livir
$75,000. See it on realtor.com 5/2 Manufact
TALKING HOUSE! MLS#: 205059162 Acres of Well
Pioneer Plantation 4 BR/2 BA Mobile in Montura Ra
FREE CMA Reports Home located on 71/2 acres!! $169.9K
Great for horses and other live-
We have installed a stock. Partially cleared but w/beau- New Listing
tiful wooded areas. Entire property North Side
new software to tell is fenced. Located at the end of the Hardwood Flo
street for privacy. Plenty of room @ $219.9K
you what your house for 4-wheelers, etc. Property of this
is really worth!l size will not last long at $299,900 You want cou
Really rt Pictures are available on Realtor.com. stuff and m
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3BR, 2BASOLD.t$185,000 $119,900
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$2N1#NG 27 with Building $400,000 Eenial
3BR, 21/2BA with studio Building 2476 sq. ft. on The
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$329,000 Commeridcial Building 75'x120'
IMVOBILE bHOIES on US 27 Call For Details
Harlem Bar Great World
3BR, 2BA, Shed, on lake Business Opportunity
$120,000 Call for Details
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Rangel

863-228-1142

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$74.9K

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ntained w/ beautiful
ard. $154.9K
in Montura 'Ranch
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DEAL!!!$169.9K
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inch Estates for ONLY


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ors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.

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Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
Se Habla Espanol
Montura
3 2 Single wide on 1.25 Acres. Bring
Sour Horses Only $84,900.00
3/2r I RttlQ-* 5 res,
Fe A .'1 @
$99,900.00
Lake Okeechobee Access!
Fab Wrick
Ho lbfJ..r _E,W,itrete
Seawall, Boat Ramp, Screened
Porches and Much More!
A Must See! @ $349.9K
Dea I r QUl the
Ma L ..f 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
mechanics dream. Home needs
major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900

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


)LUME OF INTERNET

Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

New Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem. Call with Best Offer.
5 Beautiful Acresn Pioneer
Plantation.. l fVd r Perfect
Dream Ho r .fd Enjoy the
Country @$125K
Pior i tjl~Iti y~lgia on
2 .5 .4tjt BVJi ,/4-l.lred
Landi124K 4,9K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres
@ $49,900
In Town! 2BD/1BA House with
In r P P ~ 0,, great
Call for Showing Appont.
$159,900.
New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.

Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

CLEWISTON"S FIRST TALKING
HOUSE!! 629 E Avenida Del Rio.
3/2, pool, hot tub, + many extras
great location offered @ $259K
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


TRAFFIC IN THE CLEWISTON AREA!!

Maribel Sam J.
Gonzalez _- -, Walker

561-722-7347 863.677-10:
Se Haia Espnann i l


Yard @ $ 59.9K
Invest Now_ 1.25 Acres MRE @ $40K
Bring Your fe,3/ iontura Ranch
EtG :,r. r
What A Beauty! 3/2 CBS home with 2
car garage, rn ppol, breakfast
badr, .: ,d. i lI4 if ,'-r... -r _.ii,
N,.:.: $249.,HM OS
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautifuil Acres @
$119,900.00

-': Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

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 # E 2p4.NG @
$149"9
New Flaghgle Ustingg 3bd/2ba
MH on a nice 2.5 acre lot fullyfur-
Great Deal going for $184.9K
New Listing! 2/2 mobile home in
Moore Haven. Nice yard with big
shaded oak tree. Concrete driveway
and fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps and Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: $79,900.00


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
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. Onil a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $ 99,900.00
Country Living 3bd/2ba, Water
front Property going @ $199K

NIE Enrique
Acosta
0 305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
2.5 AC improved with septic,
well & electric, fenced on
paved road @ $109,900
Holiday Isles 3bd/2ba MH, pub-
lic water & sewer available,
investors wanted $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
on paved road, tenant occupied,
fenced, new septic @ $139,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900


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RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON More Montura Lots starting at
*3BR, iBA Home in son38,000
Hooker's Point Aresa 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$112,000 $92,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood LAKEPORT
S/D, Newly Remodeled Listings Needed
$84,000 MOORE HAVEN
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt Ycht Cb BR, 2BA,
Lot w/ave Groud Psol, 2 Modar Howe e/Lt $119,000
Storage Sheds w aEiectric,
Nicely Landscaped, River View Lots available on
A Must See $140,000 Caloosahatchee River
. V i ,,, i= 4 r.h1 Call for Details
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Farm Land Available
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W lear & B surveyed Lot Ises Blve, n al l f ca r tn 5 ils
Appaloosa Reduced $49,000 CO MMe SCIL
Jirte TL-$4,000 100'xlOO' Lot w/hldg, fenced
"2 1/2 acres $10,000
Bald Cypress /improvements withinCitofClewisto $11,000
$75,0000
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your design or ours.

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CLEWISTON 3br, 2ba.
1804Matthew Loop. O
(863)259-3090
Hurricane Wind Zone 3 BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
Manufactured& NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN -'
Modular Homes THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
Land/Home Packages PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF -_.. -' -
Complete Double Section, WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab- 1 '
Setup &A/C. ins, Acreage & Investments. ril i c
From $45,000 Cherokee Mountain Realty u i a,..
STANTON HOMES GMAC Real Estate, Murphy c|r .
1-800-330-6623 www.cherokeemountainreal-
tycom Call for Free Brochure CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
(800)841-5868, 1,
LABELLE 3br, 2bra w/ large GEORGIA TIMBERLANDS, Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
living room. New roof, water FARMLAND & RECREATIONAL 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
heater & a/c. Ceiling fans, tile PROPERTIES FOR SALE CALL
through-out. Many upgrades. PEACHSTATE AT. your land as down payment. Financing
Irrigation sys. on well. Fenced (866)300-7653 VISIT available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355
b/y.' On .425 acres w/ citrus & WWW.SELLFARMLAND.COM
oaktrees. Workshed w/elec. and WWW.FARMANDTIM-
$195K neg. (863)674-1993 BER.COM.
PAHOKEE -3br, lba, CBS, Hot Springs Village 1488 i M bil 6 e imes
family & utility rooms, car- BUILDERS LOTS *In Fast Wanted 1065H
port, a/c, alarm, fenced. yard Growing Areas* FLORIDA & U
$1A9K 863-983-0099 ARKANSASFrom $11K Buy TODAYTURN YOUR
PORTLaBelle: Unit4, 3/2 One or Buy Them All VACANTLAND
Priced to sell $172,500. near (954)61 650954* or I will buy your vacant lot or Mobile Home Lots 2005
land for cash. Close in week, Mobile Home.- Parts 2010
Call owner: 863-675-1107. NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
'Land- Sal Spectacular new.riverfront Call Randy 863-673-5071 or Mobile Homes Sale 2020
community, near Asheville. 561-441-2800,I
1+Arcadia, approx. 6 m North, acrehomesites from the LeBelle-'80, Vougue, 14'x60'
Arcadia, approx. 6mi. North, $40s. Onsite'community 1080T has roof over, Zone II Free de-
30 acres, 1 mi. off Hwy. 17, amenities & nearby National livery Set up,& permits extra
Pangola, sm Cal pond, Call forest. -Call Today: very et u& permits extra
Guy (239)229-3936 (866)411-5263. y LAKEFRONT COMMUNITY $6000 (863)-675-5000
New Release- Home Sites MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS! NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on from $39,900 and Waterfront Sec. 13,3BR,2 Ba., 1200'
10 to 40 Acres, Starting at mountain top, view, trees, wa- sites from $99,900. Great Dbl. Wide, 50,000' fenced yd.
$79,900. GRAND OPENING terfall & large public lake near- amenities! Call Clear Water Screened Lanai, Utility Shed.
9/24-25! Beautiful ranchprop- by, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Marketing, (252)633-2059, Priced to sell @$114,500.
erties convenient to Gulfof $l175, 000 owner Ext.417.www.cwmktg.com. Call owner: 863-673-5071
Mexico! Easy access, utilities (86 66) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
& excellent financing. www.NC77.com. New&Used
(800)455-1981,ext.510. WATERFRONT! HOME SITES Manufactured Homes
Geta ickre to an NORTH CAROLINA REAL ES- from $99,900. Eastern North fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Get a quick response to any TATE Virginia, SPUBLIC Carolina. Call Clear Water Mar- Scotbilt, Townhomes.
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check www.pierceauc- Clewiston, LaBelle,
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Lake access, In ground pool, (800)650-2427. deer? Pick up some
Asking $179,000. 2024 SE deer? Pick up some
34th Ln M/Ji Free When you want some- extra bucks when you .SINGLE WIDE 12x50 w/
772-873-0027 or Cell# thing sold, advertise in sell your used items in screened room. You Must
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OF CLEWISTON

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Screen Room
Patio
Super Nice!


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Single,
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/11/2 Bath,
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Carport,
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1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
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mi CHamPion,
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RENT TO OWN Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
Buy Here-Pay Here ha 1998, center console, t-
Marginal Credit OK top, trlr like new, $6500.
Clewiston Stanton Homes (954)868-6518.
863-983-8105
SKYLINE- '90, 26'x40', New REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser,
roof/carpet. Free delivery to. 305 Mere, I/O, Fly bridge, Bi-
Zone II. Set up & permit extra mini, with trailer $1000 or
$12,500. (863)675-5000 best offer (772)465-3925
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
VOLUME PRICING windshield, 60 hp Mariner
STANTON HOMES outboard motor & trlr,
800-330,6266 $1800. (863)467-8038
Recreation, |
creation MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
I Jenruns good $2495 cash
(863)801-3841.
Boats 3005 Mtrye 3
Camper,'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015 SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6
Marine Accessories 3020 replica, practically brand new,
Manner Miscellaneous 3025 with alstickers $700 or best
Motorcycles 3030 offer (863)464-0542
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem MANCO 90 cc '03 runs great
galvanIzed. $1600 for both like new, lyr warranty remain-
or will sep. (954)868-6518 ing. $1000 (863)357-7566
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari- -
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski full cover. $2500
(954)868-6518
GRUMMAN ALUMINUM-14', READINGA
V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Merc, NEWSPAPER MAKES
Trolling motor. $1500 YOU.AMOREINFORMED
(561)352-7275 AND INTERESTING
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/ gaiv. PERSON.
trailer. 9.9 Johnson, New
seats, Live well. Runs great. o wader newspaper
$650. (863)801-3527 reeo a m te meopularl
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin- v r I
rude, tiller trir, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.
(863)697-2969. TERRY- '91, 25', Rear double
PRO CRAFT 170 COMBO '98 bed, A/C, Awning, Exc.
Excellent condition $7900 or cond. $5250 neg 863-801 -
best offer (561)670-4742 3841 or 561-202-8461


Automobiles |
SATURN SUPER COUPE, '01,
SII- 35 ml + per gal., 3 dr, load-
ed, exc. cond., $6000 neg.
(863)357-0060
Automobiles 4005 TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
Autos Wanted 4U10 some work, $1000. or best
Classic Cars 4015 offer. (863)467-8038
Commercial Trucks 4020 TOYOTA SOLARA- '01, 1
Construction owner, White w/tan int.
Equipment 4025 Loaded, Low mi, $10,000
Foreign Cars 4i3 or best offer (561)202-8461
Four Wheel Drive 4,105
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
Parts Repairs 4045 needs work, will run, $350
Pickup Trucks 4050 or best offer (863)675-6214
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060 F W
Utility Trailers 40"5
Vans 4070
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
AutoImIie 4 Runs needs work & paint job.
SPlays hard in mud. Tough
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDSCars truck $1500 (863)763-8725.
from $500! Tax Repos, US FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
Marshall and IRS sales! Cars, 4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Hon- chased newer vehicle.
day's, Chevy's and more! For. $1300. (863)381-0432
Listings Call (800)571-0225,

BUICK PARK AVE, '95 149K CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle.
mi., replacement mo- New 20001b elec. winch, tie
tor/trans. 6K mi., fair cond.
$650/neg. (863)983-2428. downs & hitch. $850. or
best$650/neg. (863)983-2428. offer (863)763-3551
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 CLEAR HEADLIGHTS w/cor
Runs great, cold air. $950 CLEAR HEADLIGHTS w/cor-
(863)467-8013 ners for '98 Expedition,
(863)467-8013 $125. Call 239-634-9339.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Good cond., black rag top, CONVERTIBLE BOWS- Fits
new tires, cold a/c, $1300. Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
863-801-6033 (863)675-4409
MERCURY COUGAR 1995, POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
V8, Runs good. $800 or best gears, $300 or best offer
offer. (863)528-2486. (863)467-8856.
MERCURY COUGAR, '99, sil- TIRES & RIMS (4) 31575R16
ver, 189,000 miles, $4000 tires, 8 lug, fits '00 Dodge 4x4
or best offer. (863)634-0779 w/ Ram center cap & Beauty
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- Sport Ring $350 (863)357-7566
Edition, new battery, Full TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
power Good clean car $1 600 $300 (863)467-8856.
or best offer 863-675-2598 WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97, chrome, w/285/50 Goodyeai
conv., 4 cyl., cold air, Eagle tiles, $800 neg.
$2500. (863)381-0432 (863)528-1894.


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DODGE 050 1988, Good con-
dition. New motor. New tires &
rims. Good paint. New brakes.
$2800. (863)697-9979
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$1500 (863)655-0030.

DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd,
easy on gas, $1250.
(863)447-2130
FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
863-675-4697/239-494-2647
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great; many
new parts including new tires
$2500 (863)697-2032
FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
sor, 8" lift, body in good
shape, $2000 or bet offer.
(863)634-5368
NISSAN '90, 4 cyl, Runs
good, $1000. or best offer
(863)612-0647


JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
condition, runs great. 4door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses


UTILITY TRAILER- 8x10,
open, like new, used once,
$850. (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700.


DODGE CARAVAN '93 Motor
runs good but needs transmis-
sion. NA/. Body in great shape.
$600 (239)693-7949
DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300.
(863)655-0030.
Dodge Conv. Vai, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs, TV, VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
$8000. (239)949-0738
FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703
HI TOP CONV VAN '93- great
shape, beige, tow pkg,
(863)467-6857.
MAZDA MPV VAN, '90, 7 pas-
senger, V6, all power, new
tires, no rust, needs eng.
work. $500. (863)467-6805


Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: CP04-43
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUIS J. MALLARD,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Louis
J. Mallard, deceased, File Number
CP04-43 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471. The name and address
of the personal representative's attor-
ney 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 validity of the will, the qualifi-
cations 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 AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of 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 OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must fle
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBUCATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
a rylD. Parks, Esquire
PARKS & CRUMP LLC.
Forids Bar No. 0054097
240 N. Magnolia Drve
Tallahassee, Filorida 3230t1
Telephone: (850) 224-6400
Facsimile: 850) 224-6679
82368 CGS 9/8,15/05

U-Lock-it Storage
00 RO. ox 933
Lake Placid, F133862
(863)673-1000
Contents of the following units located at
500 S. San Gabtielle SL, Clewiston, FL
will be sold on September 29,2005 at
9:00 a.m.
Unit #13
Chariotte Lindsey
RO. Box 2823


Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #31
Rosie Crumb
P.O. Box 1794
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #33
Brenda Dove
500 S.W. WC Ownes Ave.
Clewiaston, FL 33440
Unit #34
Donald Copely
5120 Pioneer 17th St.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Units #45,47,48
Jacob Johnson
2454 Blossom Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115
80932 CGS 9/1,8/2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade an-
nounce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled for 5:00 PM. on
September 20, 2005 at the Adminis-
tration Office in Osceola Center, 1204
NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle Glade, FL.
83712 CGS 9/15/05


File No.: 50-0249924-001,0002, 003, 004
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF EXEMPTION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that the project to (1) in-
stall a 105.5' linear foot seawall at the Ordinary High Water Line, '(2) replace 564
linear feet of functional concrete seawall and 380 linear feet of functional wood
and fin seawall at their existing locations, (3) replace forty-eight 217' (1,632 sq.
ft. total) wood finger piers and a 6'x255' (1,530 sq. ft.) marginal wood dock in the
same locations and of the same configurations and dimensions as the piers and
the dock being replaced, and (4) maintenance dredge an approximately 561 si
t. area within an artificially created portion of Lake Okeechobee, removing 41.5
cubic yards of material to a depth of 4' below Ordinary High Water has been de-
termined to be exempt from requirements to obtain an environmental resource
permit. Turbidity screens will be placed around the project area, and the spoil ma-
teral will be stored in a self-contained, upland spoil site surrounded by a silt
Screen upon removal, and then used as backfill behind the proposed new seawall.
The project is located on Lake Okeechobee, Class I Waters, adjacent to Stte
Read 717 (PCN 04-36-43-35-00-000-1040), Belle Glade (Section 35, Township
43 South, Range 36 East), in Palm Beach County (26 dog. 42'22.18" North Lati-
tude, 80 dg. 42'48.37" West Longitude).
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departmenfs action may
petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth
below and must be tiled (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.
Mediation is not available.
If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative
process have the right to pettiion to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will
be permitted only at the discretion of the presidin g officer upon the filing'of a mo-
tion in in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Flonda Administrative Code.
In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), FA.C., petitions for an administrative hear-
ing must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or receipt of written
notice, whichever occurs first. Under rule 62-110-106(4) of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Depart-
ment's action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an
administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the re-
quest for an extension of time. Requests for extension of imdemust be tiled with
the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 prior to the applicable
deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time
period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Upon motion by the re-
questing party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time
before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect, the Department may also
grant the requested extension oftime.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of
that right
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
natin of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the
agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitoner received notice of the agency deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition
mustso indicate; '
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the
pettioner contends warrant reversal or modification iof the agency's proposed ac-
bun; :,
(f) A statement of the specific rules, or statutes that the petitioner contends require
reversal or Modification of the agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed
action.
A petition that does not dispute the the material facts on which the Departments action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Under sections 120.569(c) and (d) of the Florida Statues, a petition for administra-
five hearing shall be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially
comply with the above requirements or its untimely filed.
Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination of exemption are
available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Southeast District office, 400 North Congress
Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COUiT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-CA-148
BANK OF AMERICA, N*.A.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THOMAS LOCKER
A/WA THOMAS H. LOCKER, ETAL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF Thomas
Locker.

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claiming an interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants, who ware
not known to be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming to have any
ght, title or interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage -being fore-
closed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
LOT 13, FIRST REPLAT IN PORT VILLAS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
112, OF THE 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 DAVID J.
STERN, ESO., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S. UNIVERSITY
DRIVE, STE. 500, PLANTATION, FL
33324 on or before October 14, 2005
(no later than 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice of
action) and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at GLADES County, Florida, this
8th day of Sept, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stem
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
05-42523(FM)NATB
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-CA-148
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THOMAS LOCKER
A/K/A THOMAS H. LOCKER, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: James Lockier a/k/a James A.
Lockyer; Unknown Spouse
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she!they be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienora,
creditors, trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by, through, under
or against the Deftendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage being fore-
closed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
LOT 13, FIRST REPLAT IN PORT VIL-
LAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 11, OF THE 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 DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ.. Plaintiff's
whose address is 801 S. .ii"' .ily
Drive #500, Plantation, FL 33323 on
or before Oct. 7, 2005 (no later than
30 days from the date of the first pub-
licaton of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of this clerk
of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will he
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at GLADES County, Florida, this
31st day of Aug., 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
05-42523(FM)NATB
in accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDO) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 239 Background Screening and Self Reporting Requirements
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
background screening and seif-reporting requirements.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 316.027(4), 435.04. 1001.23, 1001.32(2),
1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43(6), 1012.23, 1012.32(2), 101.2465 (2) F.S.,
6B-4.009 (6) and 68-1.006 (5) SBER
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23,
1001.32(2), 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43 (6), 1012.23, 1012.32 (2), 101.2465
(2) ES., 68-4.009 (6) and 6B-1.006 (5) SBER
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for background
screening and self-reporting requirements.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter maybe heard on September 27,2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, In writing, a hearing. The request shall be submgitetod the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Boart, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours priorto the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office ofthe Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), ES.
80738 CB 9/22/05
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. ScottCooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 226 Personal and Bereavement Leave (with Compensation)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
personal and bereavement leave (with Compensation)
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.66, 1012.22, 1012.61(2) 2, 1001.42,
1001.43,1001.41.1001.49(3), 1001.51,1012.23 F.S. and 6A-1.079 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.66 1012.22,1012.61(2) 2,
1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.41, 1001.49(3), .1001.51, 1012.23 F.S. and
6A-1.079S.B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for personal and
bereavement leave (with compensation).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create ho
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter maybe heard on September 27, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If reqIeated In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised In
the future.
NollM: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspecion and copying of all written materials constituing public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In
writing, to the Supenntendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to Incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material byreference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate In this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting or wrkshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
80728 CB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 516 Travel, Reimbursement
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy foi
travel reimbursement
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.51 and
1001.43F.S. and6A-1.056 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51
and 1001.42 F.S., and 6A-1.056 S.B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for travel reim-
bursement
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the mattermaybe heard on September 27,2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing wihin 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
of Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting .the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constuting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Supentesndent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
80745 CB 9/22/05
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TALLAHASSEE Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation
released a Labor Day 2005 snap-
shot of the job market in Florida
that shows the state's job market
having rebounded from the four
major hurricanes of 2004 and
into near record low levels of
unemployment.
The recently released report
of Florida's employment and
unemployment for July 2005
shows the state with an unem-
ployment rate of 3.8 percent,
equaling the lowest unemploy-
ment rate recorded in the state in
the past 29 years. At the same
time, Florida retained its position
as job creation leader for the
nation, leading all states in the
number of jobs created over the
past year.and leading the 10
most populous states in, the rate
of growth. Florida's job growth
rate was nearly double the
national rate over the past.year.
The Labor Day 2005'snapshot
shows that Florida has seen the
steady growth not just in the
number of new jobs but in the
quality of those jobs as well. The
study showed that within indus-
try sectors that are growing in
Florida, there are occupations
that pay above the national
median wage for all occupa-
tions; and in the.manufacturing
sector, which has now had over-
the-year growth in 15 of the past
16 months, the jobs that are
growing are in the higher-paying
durable goods manufacturing.
"These findings illustrate the
resilience of Florida's economy
and also show that employment
opportunities in Florida are at an
all-time high," said Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation. "We
also note that total disposable
personal income in Florida was
up by 7.2 percent in 2004, ahead
of the U.S. average which was
5.9 percent. Floridians-continue
to reap the benefits of a produc-


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tive job market and competitive
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The Florida findings about the
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focused on employment
changes by industry, this report
pointed out that the fastest grow-
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industry groups are also the
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While there is no debate over
the .fact that Florida easily leads
the nation in overall job growth
and leads the 10 most populous
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, look at the details shows that
there are occupations within the
high-growth segments ,of the
Florida-economy that are contin-
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rates of pay.
The professional and techni-
cal services industry has grown
in Florida by 19,500 jobs over the
last year. Almost 65 percent of
the occupations within this
industry pay a wage higher than
the national median wage for all
occupations.
Architectural and engineering


occupations within the profes-
sional and technical services
industry make up 12 percent of
employment in the industry. This
occupational group includes
jobs such as architects, civil
engineers, and surveyors and
has a median wage of $23.43 per
hour, $9.27 higher than the
national median wage for all
occupations.
Business and financial opera-
tions occupations make up an
additional 10 percent of employ-
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technical services industry.
Occupations within this group
include: Accountants, manage-
ment analysts, and training and
development specialists. This
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median of $25.02 per hour,
which is $10.86 higher than the
national median wage for all
occupations.
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cent of workers at a wage higher
than the national median. This
has been a high-growth industry
in Florida over the last year,
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Education, training, and
library occupations make up
almost 57 percent of all jobs in
the educational services indus-
try. Occupations within this
group include librarians, post-
secondary teachers, and ele-
mentary and secondary school
teachers. Median wages for this
occupational category are
$18.85 per hour, $4.69 higher
than the national median wage
for all occupations.
Community and social serv-
ice occupations make up an
additional 3.7 percent of jobs in
the educational services indus-
try. This group includes occupa-
tions such as: Child, family, and
school social workers, behav-
ioral disorder counselors, and
rehabilitation counselors. Medi-
an wages within this occupa-
tional category are $22.14 per


hour, $7.98 higher than the
national median wage for all
occupations.
The management of compa-
nies and enterprises industry in
Florida has grown 3,000 jobs
over the last year. Nearly two-
thirds of the workers in this
industry receive wages higher
than the national median wage.
Business and financial opera-
tions occupations make up near-
ly 17 percent of employment in
the management of companies
and enterprises industry. Occu-
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ness operations specialists, and
training and development spe-
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Management occupations
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enterprises industry. Occupa-
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Financial managers, purchasing
managers, 'and computer and
information systems managers.
This occupational category has a
median wage of $47.18 per hour,
$33.02 higher than the national
median wage for all occupa-
tions.
The manufacturing industry
in Florida added 4,300 jobs
(+ 1.1 percent) from July 2004 to
July 2005. Almost all the jobs
gains are found in durable goods
manufacturing (+5,500 jobs, 2.1
percent) with an annual average
wage of $44,097.
Within durable goods manu-
facturing, computer and elec-
tronic product manufacturing
and transportation equipment
manufacturing gained 3,200
jobs, representing 58.2 percent
of the growth with annual aver-
age wages of $62,814 and
$47,978, respectively.


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your town and then click on
Classified Advertising.
Then click on Services.


MOVIE LISTINGS
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select your town and
then click on
Movie Listings.

NEWS
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your town for local stories. Then
click on National News for the rest
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NEWSPAPERS
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select your town
and then click on
Independent Newspapers.

OBITUARIES
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select your town
and then click on
Obituaries.


REAL ESTATE
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town and then click on
Classified Advertising.
Then click on Real Estate.
(Includes ads in today's newspaper & more.)

RECIPES
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select your town
and then click on
Food & Recipes.

STOCK QUOTES
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select your town
and then click on
Stock Ouotes.


TELEVISION
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select your town
and then click on
TV Listings.


WEDDINGS
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select your town
and then click on
'Wedding Planning Guide".


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