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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: March 9, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
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Black Gold
Parade
The Black Gold Jubilee
Parade will take place April 8,
at 10 a.m. Applications for
entry to the parade are still
available at the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce. All
entries in the parade must
begin lining up on Ave. L,
between 8:30-9 a.m. the
morning of the parade. Your
cooperation in this matter is
appreciated.

Barbeque sand-
wich fundraiser
The Belle Glade Church of
God Ladies Ministry will be
having a Barbeque sandwich
fundraiser Friday, March 17.
The menu will be as follows:
Barbeque pork sandwiches,
coleslaw, baked beans and
dessert. Price will be $6.
Please fax any orders to
Brenda Bunting, 996-3771 or
call at 902-7207. Delivery
offered for 50 or more dinners.

Prayer program
The Inspirational Church
of God, located at 165 SW 6th
Ave, in South Bay, will be
holding, "A family that prays
together, stays together," pro-
gram at their annual Family
and Friends Day program,
March 19, at 3 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Minister Leroy
Carroll. Call Erika Ray at (561)
993-9969, for further informa-
tion.

Free homebuyer
workshop
There will be a free home-
buyer workshop, March 11,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at
the Centro Campesino. The
workshop is available in both
Spanish and English. Lunch
will be provided and children
are not allowed. For more
information, or to register, call
(561) 996-3988.

Gospel singers
at New Bethel
In need of a blessing or
your soul needs to lifted? Then
come and hear some good ole
gospel singing on Sunday,
March 12 at 3 p.m., New
Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church, 1101 West Avenue A
Belle Glade. Featured Partici-
pants will be: Inspirational
Church of God Mass Choir,
Minister Willie Lawrence and
many, many more. Come and
join in on this worship and
praise experience. Don't miss
out on an awesome move of
God! For more information,
contact Kevin Wright at (561)
261-0717 Rev. R. F. Hairston,
III, Pastor. This event is being
brought to you by the men of
New Bethel.


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Index
Arrests ............ .5
Classifieds ..... .17-21
Obituaries .......... .2
Opinion ......... .. .4
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City elections are upcoming


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Voters will prepare to head to
the polls this Tuesday for the
municipal general elections in
Pahokee and Belle Glade. The
election will decide who will be
returning or who will be elected
to serve as city commissioners in
each of the cities.
Poll workers will be working
throughout the day, ensuring that
everything goes right and cam-
paign supporters will flock to the


streets in a last-minute attempt to
galvanize support for their partic-
ular candidate. Candidates them-
selves, meanwhile, are also
expected to make their final
cases to residents.
Mayor Steve Wilson will be
facing Shelly Miller for the posi-
tion on Tuesday. Commissioner
Gwen Asia-Williams and Com-
missioner Mary Kendall are the
last two of the incumbents partic-
ipating in lie election, facing
Frank Duane Mayo and Michael


Martin, respectively.
The elections have thus far
been relegated to several key
issues in Belle Glade: The recent
annexations and the state of the
police department.
A number of the candidates
challenging the incumbents
believe that a change is in order
for the department, pressing the
city to invest more in its law
enforcement agency or transfer
the service to the sheriff's office.
Some say that annexing Glades


Glen and 715 Mobile Home Park
while the department suffered
from a shortage in staff was also
a mistake.
Some of the incumbents,
Mayor Steve Wilson, most
notably, have called for the for-
mation of a task force to work
alongside the city.in addressing
the policing concern. By having
locals participate within the
problem solving process, they
say, can lead to positive results.
In Pahokee, meanwhile,


Mayor J.P. Sasser will go up
against former Mayor Alvis Davis
and Henrietta Johnson. Also
looking to secure his re-election
is Commissioner Gary McEntire,
challenged by Camella Slydell.
The last race to be featured in
Pahokee's election on Tuesday
will be between incumbent
Commissioner Allie Biggs, who
will face Diane Walker, Ms. Biggs'
one-time campaign manager.
If necessary; March 28 has
been selected as the run-off date.


Belle Glade




Candidates


The following are candi-
dates running in the Belle
Glade municipal election,
Which will be held March 14.
Names listed in alphabetical
order.
Name: Mary S. Kendall
Occupation: Middle school
Reading teacher
Clubs and Organizations:
Acting on the Vision, NAACP,
Democratic Club of the
Glades, Palm Beach County
Democratic Club, Black Elect-
ed Officials Conference of
Palm Beach County, Glades
Health Initiative, Glades Advi-
sory Board to the Palm Beach
County Health Care District,
Partnership Initiative, Palm
Beach County Classroom
Teachers Association, Florida
Education Association,
National Education Associa-
tion, AARP, International
Reading Association, Smith
Memorial Singers.


Political Experience: In
second two-year term as Belle
Glade City
Commissioner, chosen as
Vice-Mayor.
What motivated you to run.
for office: Motivated to run:
I'm seeking re-election to
Commission Seat C because
there's still more work for me
to do in order for our commu-
nity to continue moving for-
ward together.
Why are you the best can-
didate: I'm the best candidate
because I have remained
involved at all levels of our
local government, and thus
have the experience needed
to continue the job as one of
our town's commissioners.
Our citizens and residents can
continue to trust me to make
the best decisions that will
benefit our entire community.
What changes would you
See Election Page 12


City employees



receive raises


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The Belle Glade Police Department has hired on Detective
Calipto Gonzalez, formerly of the Pahokee Police Depart-
ment, to handle the theft case.


Agents targeted the down-
town area, where large groups
of people usually gather
throughout the day. There,
shortly after the operation
began, they found Audrey
Carey, whose boyfriend, Gary


Rolls, was one of the two
charged in the break in. Carey
had previously talked to police
and told them that Rolls and his
partner, Kenneth Morris, were
See Police Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Operating
under a strict budget with not
much room for leeway, city of
Pahokee employees have not
always been paid according to
the job they did. Sometimes tak-
ing on big jobs and bigger tasks,
the employees have come to
accept the fact that they do not
receive routine raises.
That is set to change, accord-
ing to City Manager Lillie Lati-
more, as the city moves forward
to correct the antiquated pay
and adjust the wages of its
employees to better reflect
today's competitive rates.
"When you have employees
who have worked eight or nine
years making eight dollars an
hour, it's just not right," Ms. Lati-
more said last week, several
days after the commission
made the decision to award
employees a three-percent


increase in their salary.
According to Ms. Latimore,
now that the city has the burden
of keeping a police department
funded off its shoulders, it has
the resources with which to pay
its employees more some-
thing it desperately wishes to
do. Had the city not gone ahead
to transfer its policing services
to the county sheriff's office, the
pay raises would still have been
a priority for many reasons, Ms.
Latimore said.
Traditionally, much like the
local police forces, municipali-
ties have not been able to hire
and keep many qualified work-
ers. By juggling small cities with
few residents, and a low tax
base, keeping employees well
paid has not always been the
chief concern of cities.
"It is very hard to attract good
employees with the salary we
See Raise Page 12


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Cabin consideration
The city of Belle Glade is considering placing cabins at
the marina to attract additional tourism dollars to the
area. Locating one temporarily at the city hall complex
for residents to see, officials are hoping to hear back
from residents on the idea.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE To feed
their insatiable drug habit, three
individuals made a mockery of
the police department by steal-
ing into an abandoned building
where the department housed
weapons and then selling the
stolen goods on the street.
Last week, the department
took to those same streets .to
bust suspects in an operation
that brings the department clos-
er to resolving the case. The
investigation headed by new
recruit Detective Calipto Gonza-
lez, the department now has a
clear view at how three crack
addicts were able to repeatedly
break into the police building
without being seen or heard.
Investigators continue to
look for individuals peripherally
involved those who bought
or re-sold the weapons while
the primary individuals suspect-
ed of breaking into the depart-
ment, as well as their immedi-
ate accomplices, have been
arrested. Two of them, both
women, were captured March
1 during the raid.


Pahokee receives funding



for more mobile homes


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE For a number
of families in Pahokee, the
money from FEMA to help them
re-establish their lives simply
wasn't enough. Having lost
everything they had as a result
of Hurricane Wilma, some still
wonder if they will continue to
be homeless.
Seizing on the opportunity to
help its residents, officials with
the city of Pahokee have negoti-
ated with FEMA for the dona-
tion of 21 mobile homes to be
given to the needy families.
Prior to the city issuing the
homes, though, it must work
through several issues in locat-
ing the homes throughout
Pahokee.
According to Mayor J.P. Sass-
er, it was a combination of


FEMA representatives and city
officials sitting down to solve a
problem: How could the city
get homes to the people who
needed it the most? FEMA had
previously provided financial
help to some families, but it was
not enough, and some families
in harsh living conditions did
not meet the agency's eligibility
requirements.
.It was a frustrating combina-
tion, said Mayor Sasser. "We
have a lot of people still home-
less, it was just not adequate,"
he said.
The mayor quickly called his
contact in Washington, includ-
ing Alcee Hastings and Mark
Foley's office, for help. They
played an integral part in help-
ing the city secure the 21 units
after discussing the issue with
local leaders.


After receiving the mobile
homes, the city faced another
hurdle. Even though the mobile
homes had been secured and
were being offered to residents
essentially free of charge, the
large cost of transporting them
to their final location, together
with the cost of setting each one
up for utilities, was cost prohibi-
tive. Bids came in to the city
ranging from $5,000 per mobile
home to upwards of $10,000.
After contacting county offi-
cials for help, the county has
since stepped forward to pro-
vide $105,000 to provide the full
funding to cover the cost of
installation and transportation.
City officials were satisfied with
the designation of additional
funds to cover the cost.
See FEMA --Page 12


Making progress: Evidence theft case seeing results


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"Let me go! You already got me!" yelled Audrey Carey, one of the suspects believed to
have been involved in the theft of weapons and narcotics from the old police depart-
ment station. Carey admitted to seliing the weapons to make some cash to pay For her
drug habit.

Police arrest additional suspects


Thursday, March 9,2006 W,6stern pal A C ty-,;! ior Shice 192.3 Vol. 79 No.


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Obituaries


Lucille M. Langdale
Lucille M. Langdale, 92, passed
away Feb. 13, 2006 in Pahokee. She
\was born Dec. 17, 1913 in Winder,
GA. the family moved to Moore -
I laven in the early 1920s.
Survivors include her son and
daughter-in-law Edward and Mary
Langdale of Belle Glade; one sister,
Gaynell Strickland of Moore Haven;
two grandchildren, Susan Forrester
(James, Jr.) of Okeechobee and
Michael Langdale (Mercy) of Loxa-
hatchee; two great grandchildren
Patricia Hedrick of Okeechobee
and James Forrester III (Julie) of
Jupiter; three great-great grandchil-
dren, Bailey and Hannah Hedrick
of Okeechobee and Katelyn For-
rester of Jupiter.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Oscar Langdale; par-
ents, Joe and Leavy Morris; sister,
Eunice Simmons; and brother,
Ronnie Morris. Graveside funeral
services took place Feb. 17, 2006 at
Ortona Cemetery with chaplain
Bob Moore officiating. All arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home-Clewiston.
Jerry Dale Walden
Jerry Dale Walden, age 51, of
Clewiston, passed away Feb. 28,
2006 in Clewiston. He was born
July 30, 1954 in Ringold, GA, to Roy
Edgar Walden and Dora Lee (Harri-
son) Walden. He served in the
Army and was a member of VFW
Post 4185 in Clewiston. He worked
for Central Electric, in Clewiston.
Survivors include his daughters,
Teri Rangel (Geraldo) and Frances
Moss (Jared), both of Clewiston;
brother, Nicky Walden, of Royal
Palm Beach; grandchildren, JR
Rangel, Brandon Zillalobos, Jaylee
Rangel, and Gabriel Rangel; and
fiance Kelly .Christie and son
Joseph of Clewiston, and his dog,
Isabella.
Funeral services took place
March 6, 2006, at 11 a.m., at New
Harvest Church in Clewiston, with
Rev. Chuck Pelham officiating.
Interment followed at Ridgelawn
Cemetery, in Clewiston. Visitation
took place March 5. All arrange-
ments were handled by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, of Clewiston.
James Forrester
James V Forrester, age 75, born
Aug. 5, 1930, passed away Feb. 19,


2006 in an Aulgusta, GA, hospital
following multiple strokes andi
heart failure. Formerly of CLum-
ming, GA, Mr. Forrester was born in
Grady County, GA, to the late
William and Ruby Miller Forrester.
He served in the Air Force during
the Korean War and retired from
federal aviation in 1977 after 25
years of service. le was a member
of the Cairo Masonic Lodge #299
and Royal Arch Masons #163, and
was a former member and past
master of the Lafayette Lodge #44
of Cumming, GA. He was a faithful
member of the Centennial
Methodist Church.
Funeral services took place Feb.
22, 2006, at 2 p.m., in the Clark
Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. William
Oliver officiated. Interment fol-
lowed at Greenwood Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Paul
Forrester, Brian Forrester, Ben For-
rester, Raymond Harrell, Ronnie
Cannady, and Patrick Price. Hon-
orary pallbearers included Atwood
Lane, Ijon Cain, Pete Harrison, Jack
Davis, Thelbert Davis, Bob Murphy,
Lamar Cummings, lbTommy Butler,
Billy Butler, and Harold Ragan.


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Survivors include his wife of 31
years, Pamela Carter Forrester
three sons, and one daughter from
previous marriages; sons James V
Forrester II and daughter-in-law
Susan, of Okeechobee, William M
Forrester, of Albany, GA, and Roger
Forrester, of Okeechobee; daughter
Beth Forrester Curry, of Duncan
OK; nephew Paul Forrester and
wife Alynda, of Cairo, GA; grand-
children James V Forrester III and
wife Julie, of Jupiter, Patricia
Hedrick, of Okeechobee, and
Krista Mills and husband Henry, of
Clewiston; great-grandchildren Bai-
ley and Hannah Hedrick, of Okee-
chobee, Bryson Bailyn, Brantley,
and Brady Mills, of Clewiston, and
Katelyn Forrester, of Jupiter.
Mr. Forrester was preceded in
death by his parents, William and
Ruby Miller Forrester; his brothers,
Jones Albert Forrester and Ellis Mal-
one Forrester, of Grady County.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Doctor's Hospital,
James Still Burn Center, 3651
Wheeler RD., Augusta, GA 30909.
Clark Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.


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Van giveaway
On Feb. 26, New Harvest Church celebrated its 16th year
anniversary with Founder and Bishops Tony and Kathy
Miller preaching. The day was highlighted with the Pas-
tor of New Harvest Church, Chuck Pelham seen here,
giving a Church Van to Pastor Louicesse Dorsaint of Hait-
ian United Evangelical Mission Church in Immokalee.


In the Military


Navy Apprentice
Seymour graduates
Navy Hospitalman Apprentice
Ishmael A. Seymour, son of Gail L.
and Ralph B. Seymour of Clewis-
ton, Fla., recently graduated from
the Basic Hospital Corps School at
Naval Hospital Corps School, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the 14-week course, Sey-
mour learned wide range of med-
ical procedures used to provide first
aid and assist Navy doctors and
nurses.
Seymour also received an intro-
ductory instruction for service in a
variety of medical environments,
from fleethospitals and shipboard
medical departments to fleet
Marineforces and medical admin-
istration offices.
Seymour's newly acquired skills
and knowledge will enable his to


help provide quality health care to
Navy and Marine Corps personnel
and their families. Seymour's first
assignment after school will
involve direct patient care, but with
his training, Seymour can work in
several areas, including first aid and
assisting with minor surgery, phar-
macy and laboratory analysis,
patient transportation, and food
service inspections.
Seymour is a 2005 graduate of
Clewiston High Schooland joined
the Navy in July 2005.
Hernandez completes
personnel clerk course
Martin Hernandez, a 2005 grad-
uate of Pahokee High School,
Pahokee, Fla., recently completed
the Personnel Clerk Course at Per-
sonnel Administration School,
Marine Corps Combat Service Sup-
port Schools, Camp Lejeune, N. C.


During the seven-week course,
Hernandez received instruction on
the preparation and maintenance
of officer and enlisted service
records.
Hernandez also learned to pre-
pare all personnel documents,
including identification cards, pro-
motion certificates, individual eval-
uation reports, and leave authoriza-
tions.
As a Marine Corps personnel
clerk, Hernandez will be responsi-
ble for providing enlisted personnel
with information and counseling
about Marine Corps jobs, opportu-
nities for general education and
training, promotion requirements,
rights, and benefits, Hernandez
also will keep records up to date,
prepare reports, type letters, and
maintain files.
Hernandez joined the Marine
Corps in June 2005.


Report highlights Everglades projects


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Berry Oliver
Mr. and Mrs. L. Oliver proudly
announce that their daughter, Mak-
iba Oliver is engaged to Samyual
Berry, son of Clara Mincey and Hur-
ney Berry.
Miss Oliver is a graduate from
Pahokee Middle Senior High
School class of 1995. She is current-
ly attending Palm Beach Commu-
nity College, and plans to graduate
in August 2006 with an A.S Degree
in Early Childhood Education. Miss
Oliver also works for South Bay
Early Head Start as a CDA.
Mr. Berry is a graduate from
Glades Central High School class
of 1993. Mr. Berry currently
works for city of Belle Glade's
Finance Department as a field
representative.
The wedding ceremony will
take place April 29, 2006. The
wedding party includes Samyual
and Makiba as Groom and Bride;
Hurney and Nicholas as Best Man;
Chanta as Matron of Honor; Betty
as Maid of Honor; Eudreka, Taner-
ia, Sarena, Sabrina, Kalya, Sha-
cunya, Shawayne,and Imelda as
Bridesmaids; Theothylus, Mar-
wan, Leo, Raymond, Marcus,
John,Bruce,and Frank as Grooms-
men; Earneshia and Jasmine as Jr.
Bridesmaids; Theadore and Thad-
dues as Jr. Groomsmen; Kamilyah
as Jr. Bride; Xavier as Jr. Groom;
Sham'ir as Li' Future Bride; La'-
keecia, Na'Keyteris, Essence,
De'Ajuanik as Flower girls;
Antiyahn, Hurnique, Tamazja,
Ja'Kiya as Umbrella Girls; Ty'terri-
an as Ring Bearer; Ka'Nedria as
Broom Carrier; Hardwick as Bride
Announcer; and Brittany and
Da'Neccia as ushers.
A reception will follow the cere-
mony for invited guests only.
Samuel and Makeba are asking all
invited guest to please return you
response card by March 17, 2006.


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Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) has released a compre-
hensive update of environmental
projects in South Florida. The
2006 South Florida Environmental
Report provides a detailed sum-
mary of Everglades restoration
efforts and updates, on the
progress of other environmental
programs in the Kissimmee Basin,
Lake Okeechobee, estuaries and
other coastal areas.
"No other government has
taken on a mission as large and as
important as Everglades restora-
tion," said DEP Secretary Colleen
M. Castille. "The 2006 South Florida
Environmental Report delivers a
comprehensive snapshot of Flori-
da's unprecedented success over
the past year."
The annual report documents
the accomplishments of state and
federal scientists, engineers, plan-
ners and program managers who
are restoring the Everglades by
reducing pollution and better man-
aging the flow of water, while
meeting the State's flood control
and water supply responsibilities.
Consolidating information com-
piled from more than 50 separate
reports, the 2006 South Florida
Environmental Report covers
"water year 2005" (May 1, 2004
thru April 30, 2005). The report pro-
vides extensive research sum-
maries, data analyses, financial
updates and a searchable database
of environmental projects.
Highlights of the 2006 South
Florida Environmental Report
include:
Stormwater 1Teatment Areas
(STAs) which have treated almost
1.5 million acre-feet of water and
prevented 189 metric tons of phos-


phorus from reaching the Ever-
glades in water year 2005 alone.
Best Management Practices
(BMPs) recorded its tenth consecu-
tive year of outstanding results in
reducing phosphorus inputs. The
BMP program achieved a 59-per-
cent phosphorus load reduction in
the Everglades Agricultural Area
this year, more than doubling the
25 percent required by law.
To date, STAs and BMPs
combined have prevented more
than 2,178 metric tons of phos-
phorus from entering America's
Everglades.
In October 2004, Governor
Jeb Bush unveiled Acceler8 a plan
to accelerate the restoration of
eight key environmental projects to


be completed 10 years ahead of
schedule.
The millionth acre of melaleu-
ca, an invasive exotic plant species,
was cleared from the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Project
(CERP) area in water year 2005.
To date, more than 210,000
acres of land have been acquired
for use in CERP.
"The 2006 South Florida Envi-
ronmental Report is one of our
agency's most impressive annual
documents," said Carol Wehle,
Executive Director of the SFWMD.
"It showcases the first-rate science,
engineering and water resource
management that are making
South Florida's environmental
restoration a reality."


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Emails promote health scares Haag to head SFWMD west coast


The Internet call be a l.eIat
place to do your IIown re soich
into health issues. IBut the Inter-
net is also filled wvitl hoaxes,
scams, rumors and urban myths.
Recently I received ant entail
from a well meaning iiiend. It
stated:
"Lipstick Alert!
"If there is a female you care
anything about, share this with
her. I did!
"I am also sharing this with
the males on my e-mail list,
because they need to tell the
females THEY care about as well!
"Recently a brand called "Red
Earth" decreased their prices
from $67 to $9.90. It contained
lead. Lead is a chemical which
causes cancer.
"After doing a test on lipsticks,
it was found that the Y.S.L. lip-
stick contained the most amount
of lead.
"Watch out for those lipsticks
which are supposed to stay
longer. If your lipstick stays
longer, it is because of the higher
content of lead.
"Here is the test you can do
yourself:
"1. Put some lipstick on your
hand.
"2. Use a gold ring to scratch
on the lipstick.
"3. If the lipstick color
changes to black then you know


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the lipstick contains lead.
"Please send this information
to all your girlfriends, wives and
female family members. This
information is being circulated
at Walter Reed Army Medical
Center. Dioxin carcinogens
cause cancer, especially breast
cancer," the email added.
As a journalist, I am used to
questioning things. So I did a lit-
tle research of my own and
found the "lipstick" email is yet
another Internet myth.
Cosmetic manufacturing is
strictly regulated in this country,
and the USDA does not allow
lead in lipstick. Besides, there is
no reason or advantage to
adding lead to lipstick.
As for seeing the lipstick turn
dark, that doesn't test for lead.
According to www.hoaxbusters.
com, the reaction is similar to
any metal test done on wax
(even plain candle wax and a


copller per l nn.)
Anuthe uribani myth circulat-
ilni ()li tle Iit'erlnet has to do with
diet sodas. The allegation is that
the alcohol in Nutrasweet turns
into formaldehyde when react-
ing with stomach acid or when
heated. Investigations by the
Food and Drug Administration,
the American Council on Science
and Health and Time Magazine
found the story to be a hoax.
Many times these email
scares are circulated by well
meaning people. They are con-
cerned enough to forward the
email to all their friends, and
some of those people continue
the email chain. Once a hoax
email gets started, it can be hard
to stop.
How can you tell if an e-mail
about a health concern is valid?
Ask your own doctor or check it
out online. I have found three
Web sites that are dedicated to
investigating such allegations.
They are: www.urbanle-
gends.com; www.hoaxbusters.
com and www.snopes.com.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
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residents and local organizations
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communities about water


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jessica, and I want to
become a veterinarian. I am in the
9th grade, and I have a project to
find out about the career of my
choice. I have to make a presenta-
tion about being a vet for career
day. Can you answer a few ques-
tions for me? Thank you Doc
Savvy.
A: Jessica this is a fun question
oryikes, questions. Yes, I'll answer
them one by one. Ok here we go!
1. What can I do in High School
to prepare myself for becoming a
veterinarian?
Jessica the best thing I can
think of is to study hard and get
good grades. Try to take as many
science classes as possible like
chemistry, physics, and biology.
Having a basic understanding of
these subjects will help you
tremendously in your first two
years of undergraduate college.
Taking as much math as possible
is a big help too. If you can do well
in mathematics then you will do
even better in your sciences cur-
riculum. Get the best grades you
possibly can. Some colleges look
back to your transcripts from the
9th grade. Make sure you have
time for other things too, like
studying a musical instrument,
sports, art, a foreign language. Ariy
type of awards, special projects, or
volunteering is looked at too.
Also, go spend some time
working at a veterinary clinic or
hospital. It is very important you
get a feel for what a veterinarian
does. This way you will have a bet-
ter idea if this is what you want to
do for a career.
2. How long do you have to be
in college to study to become a
veterinarian?
After High School, you must
attend a college to complete your
undergraduate studies. This can
be a university or smaller college.
This usually takes four years to
complete, and results in a bache-
lor's degree. After completing your
undergraduate studies, hopefully
you will be admitted into a school
of veterinary medicine. Veterinary
Medical School is an additional
four years. This will graduate you
as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
in general practice. This means
that once you pass all your Nation-
al, and State Boards and become
accredited, you will now be able to
apply for a position with a veteri-
nary group or practice (this can
add 1-2 more years). You will be
like a family doctor or general
practitioner. If you wish to special-
ize as an eye veterinarian,.orthope-
dic surgeon, or internal medicine
veterinarian, you then must go on
to study four to six more years. So,
the grand total is between eight
and 16 years of university.
3. Are there any other things


like getting good grades that is
important to be accepted into vet-
erinary school?
Yes! Veterinary College is one of
the most difficult colleges to be
accepted into. Seating is limited as
well, so vet
school admit-
ting commit-
tees are looking
for well-round-
ed, diverse
applicants,
which will set

them apart
from other
applicants. Cre- Doc
activity, various Savv
extra-curricular
activities, awards, projects, travel,
volunteerism, and yes the best
grades you can possibly get. Work-
ing with veterinarians and getting
letters of recommendation is
something very helpful too.
4.D)escribe your practice?
I have been in my own practice
for nearly two years now, and it is a
wonderful thing! I have a small
animal general practice facility. We
have accommodations for hospi-
talization, treatment and surgery
of domestic small animals. We
have full surgical, laboratory, and
radiological capability. We also
have boarding, bathing and
grooming. We are open six days a
week, and have a very friendly and
knowledgeable staff to assist me in
providing the best care we can for
you and your pet.
5. How much does a veterinari-
an make year?
By today's standard, a new
graduate veterinarian makes
about $38,000 a year. If you stay
with a group 7-8 years you will
make more. However, If you do
not make partner or open your
own practice you will top out at
about $60,000 peryear.
6. How much did your educa-
tion cost?
My education from the time I
graduated high school, to my first
position as an associate veterinari-
an about 10 years cost about
$300,000. This included living
expenses, books, and tuition. I
guess an average was about
30,000 per year. And yes I'm still
paying student loans!
7. Is there anything you would
like to change about what you do
for a living?
Absolutely not a thing! There is
nothing else I could possible see
myself ever doing. I'm very
blessed. When you get up to go to
work and you look forward to it,
well, that is truly a wonderful
thing! Hope that helps kiddo!
Take care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The
Pet Corner.


Letters to the Editor


Enough is enough
Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter to the
people of Pahokee. Just as I initi-
ated the effort to oust Vinnie
Fenizio, just as I uncovered the
wrong doing of Michael Press-
ley, it is time to ask Henrietta
Johnson to stop embarrassing
the city of Pahokee. Prior to the
2004 elections, Ted Gallo, Louis
Pope, and myself joined togeth-
er to help elect what we figured
would be the best candidates for
office at the time.
There were no secret meet-
ings, no hidden deals, no attempt
on the part of any candidate to
impose their influence upon us.
It was me, who brought radio
time in accord with the rules and
regulations, as I knew them. No
one said anything to me at that
time. The majority of the citizens
responded to our call and elected
Biggs, Sasser, and McIntyre back
into office. Now here comes Ms.
Johnson attempting to circum-
vent the electoral process and
recall or nullify the election
claiming her rights were violated.
Ms. Johnson, in any other town
your claims would be laughed at
and not taken seriously.
All this is doing is embarrass-
ing the city of Pahokee again. If
you feel that strongly about
Pahokee, engage in the process
and find 500 or 600 people to
think like you do. The citizens of
Pahokee deserve the best and
the brightest our elected officials
have to offer. Do you think this
action of yours has shown that?
Is this how you would train
future leaders whine when
you cannot get your way. You
cannot cry your way into office.
You must earn the trust of the


people with ideas that inspire
and lead. Not by accusation and
rumor. Citizens of Pahokee, your
money is being wasted by this
action. If there is money taken
away from the recreation
department this summer, ask
Henrietta. If there is money
taken away to hire personnel,
ask Henrietta.
Citizens of Pahokee, it is you
who will ultimately pay for this
farce. I ask Ms. Johnson to stop
this disgrace. Stop embarrassing
the city of Pahokee you claim to
love so much.
Charles M. Oglesby

FEMA can adapt
Dear editor:
Recent critiques from the
congressional and administra-
tion reviews of the Hurricane
Katrina response have led some
to question FEMA's ability to
change. One need only look at
changes made over the past year
in Florida to see that FEMA is
already implementing innova-
tive solutions, which have
proven effective in the wake of
Hurricanes Dennis and Wilma.
Effective emergency
response is a team effort, begin-
ning at the local level, combin-
ing local emergency managers'
planning and expertise with that
of state government disaster
response personnel and, when
needed, federal assets. In May
2005, following the historic sea-
son in 2004, FEMA established
the Florida Long-Term Recovery
Office (FLTRO) in Orlando,
which has provided a unique
opportunity to foster close rela-
tionships with state and local
emergency responders and
allowed us all to fine tune


response plans and delivery of
assistance.
It is through this Long-Term
Recovery Office that the agency
has strengthened its partnership
with state and local officials a
partnership that has proven to
be the.key to effective response
and recovery. Full-time, perma-
nent employees of the FLTRO
provide consistent and familiar
faces, voices, guidance and
assistance. These go-to employ-
ees are here for Florida, provid-
ing consistency where consis-
tency is needed, and proposing
and advocating for change
where change is needed.
For instance, as many Florida
cities have experienced, hurri-
canes spread tons of debris
throughout cities and the
cleanup is a massive and expen-
sive undertaking. Working close-
ly with local officials through the
2005 hurricanes, FEMA imple-
mented a streamlined approach
to Public Assistance the pro-
gram through which state and
local government agencies are
reimbursed for hurricane-relat-
ed costs. Statewide, applicants
have heralded this change as
necessary and effective. In addi-
tion, we continue to educate
state and local officials about
what FEMA legally can and can-
not fund in regards to debris
removal and have offered tech-
nical assistance to many so that
a majority of cities can have their
debris removal contracts in
place before the next storm.
Moreover, the same FEMA
team with whom the State is
working through the recovery
from 2004's storms took the lead
on the federal response to Hurri-
canes Dennis and Wilma.
Wilma, alone, affected an area


in Florida with roughly the same
population as the states of
Louisiana and Mississippi com-
bined, and after which more
people registered for FEMA
assistance than in any single
storm in 2004.
The unified state/FEMA
Wilma Command operated out
of the State Emergency Opera-
tions Center (EOC) and had
teams of state/federal field
observers in place prior to land-
fall. These field observers
teamed with local partners and
were the Command's eyes and
ears, increasing situational
awareness about vital needs in
the storm's immediate after-
math. Information delivered via
satellite phones to the EOC from
these teams led to the deploy-
ment of Urban Search and Res-
cue teams, disaster medical
teams, generators for critical
facilities and commodities,
which had been staged as close
to predicted landfall as safely
possible.
The path forged in. Florida
bodes well for FEMA's long-term
commitment to the recovery of
the Gulf Shore region, as Long-
Term Recovery Offices are
established in neighboring
states. And while there is always
room for improvement, Florida's
experience demonstrates that
FEMA can and will make
changes. Those changes driven
by partnership with our state
counterparts and the needs
identified on the ground will
make for better preparedness
and improved performance in
the next storm season in Florida
and beyond.
Scott R. Morris
Director of FEMA Florida
Long-Term Recovery


Are we growing grass or killing weeds?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A pastor called a lawn treat-
ment service to take care of his
weed-infested lawn, only to have
them refuse to
take him as a
client because
his lawn was so
bad. He was
about to accept
the offer from a
member of his
church who
had volun-
teered to totally John
remove his old Hicks
lawn and start a
new one, when a farmer gave him
some advice: Don't worry so much
about getting rid of the weeds. Just
grow the grass, and the grass will
take care of the weeds. The pastor
took-his advice and did all he could
do to grow "the good stuff". After
several years, his lawn was in top
shape.
The pastor had to ask himself
about what would be his primary
focus growing grass or killing
weeds. He decided to concentrate
on the positive rather than the neg-
ative. He decided to focus on
growth instead of pouring his time
and energies and resources into
killing off weeds.
The parable of the wheat and
the weeds found in Matthew 13:24-
30 and 36-43 counsels us to focus
on the harvest. There will be
weeds and thorny things amongst
us, but they will be sorted out in the
end. Taking this approach not only


concentrates our energies on the
positive, it safeguards us from bad
judgment calls.
It used to be that when individu-
als suffered from sinus infections,
allergies, or pollen sensitivities,
their physicians sent them to the
arid Southwest. But transplants
from the North began to miss their
old environments. Fed up with
"weedy" front yards of scraggly
sagebrush and scrub grass, people
began ripping out the native vege-
tation and planting their yards with
grass and other plants from "back:
home".
These regionally unsuited-
plants required huge amounts of
precious water and fertilizer to
grow in the thin desert soil, and
provided a new home for mites,
ticks, and mosquitoes that had pre-
viously been unknown in that
region. Other things also changed.
These plants brought with them
their familiar loads of pollen and
other airborne goodies that soon
had all the Southwest sinus
refugees sneezing and coughing as
though they had never left home.
By getting rid of the "weeds," they
created an environmental disaster.
We all know there are honest-
to-goodness, downright worthless
weeds out there. And we all know
how soul sapping it can be to be in
an environment or work situation
where weeds are rampant. Dealing
only with the thorns and chaff,
handling the negative comments,
and dodging the nasty barbs
zinged at us can use up a lot of
energy. In the midst of all of these
weeds, we have a decision to make


Legislation being pushed


to ban ID spoofing


as to what will be our primary
focus. We can grow grass or we
can fight weeds. We can focus
most of our energies on growth
and good things, or we can pour all
of our energies into fighting the
weeds.
Remember the farmers' advice:
"Grow the grass and the grass will
take care of the weeds." Jesus does
not intend the body of Christ to be
a hothouse flower. It is to live in the


world, amongst the weeds, learn-
ing how to survive in the presence
of their negative impact and ener-
gy. Pulling the weeds is not what
we are about. Sometimes we may
even find that what we thought
were weeds will turn out to be
unexpected flowers and blessings
in our midst. Growing wheat,
growing bread for the world, grow-
ing souls is the primary task of each
Christian and each church.


Candidate Profile


Editor's note: The following
profile was not initially submit-
ted on time, however, it was
stated to us that it was. Due to
some legitimate communication
problems since Hurricane
Wilma's arrival, which forced us
temporarily to LaBelle, we will
take the word of Mr. McEntire
that his attempts to send us this
information is sincere. We com-
mend those candidates who did
meet our deadlines and for their
understanding of how impor-
tant it is that the community they
intend to represent learns all
they need to know before cast-
ing their votes in the upcoming
election.

Name: Gary L. McEntire
Age: 58
Education: University of Cen-
tral Florida. Major: Physical Edu-
cation, Science, Social Studies.
Married Status: Married (wife
Lory); two children (Christine
Patton, Gary McEntire, Jr.); one
grandchild (Georgia Rose).
Employment: United States


Submitted to INI
Gary L. McEntire.
Navy 1968-1972; Self Employed
1973-1977; Lake Shore Middle,
Glades Central 1977-1980; Paho-
kee Middle/Senior High School
1980-present.
Organizations: National Edu-
cators Association; Classroom
Teachers Association; U.S. Naval
Institute Charter; Member World
War II Memorial Committee.


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TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
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Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son today announced that he is
proposing legislation that would
outlaw commercial telemarketers
from using new technology that
disguises their identity.
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callers to insert any name or
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Thursday, March 9, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Hendry County Sheriff's Office


Crime Stoppers


Fifteen arrested in
game fighting bust
M'ONTURA An investigation
into an illegal Game Rooster
Breeding Facility by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division led to the
issuance of a search warrant for
775 North Trebol, in Montura
Estates by Judge James D. Sloan.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports that
the warrant was served at approx
imately 3 p.m. on Saturday March
4, 2006 by combined forces of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office,
Florida Agricultural Crimes Task
Force with members from Collier,
Lee, Polk and Sarasota Counties
participating and Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission Officers and
led to the arrest of 15 people
including one juvenile.
During the raid, officers discov-
ered 160 live game fighting roost-
ers, three dead game fighting
roosters, 39 hens used for breed-


ing, fighting spurs used to attach
to the leg area on the birds for
fighting purposes, syringes, bot-
tled narcotics, glue bindings and
carrying cases for illegal care of
fighting game birds and an excess
of two ounces of cocaine (one
ounce or more of cocaine quali-
fies as trafficking).
The following were charged
and arrested for; Promoting, Stag-
ing, Betting or Being in Atten-
dance of the Fighting of Game
Roosters: Ivan Diaz, age 35 of
12714 NW 102 PL Hialeah, Fl.;
Roberto Espinosa, age 52, of 101
Buena Vista Street, Yonkers, N.Y.;
Wilfredo Espinosa, age 35, of
2201 N. University Dr. Pembroke
Pines, Fl.; Jose Randal Garcia, age
34, of 9842 NW 128 P1. Hialeah
Gardens, Fl.; Juan Valentin Gon-
zalez, age 42, Alexi Sanchez Her-
nandez, age 39, of 569 Box Ciper,
Montura, Fl.; Jose Rafael Jose
Machado, age 56, of 1414 W 43
Place Hialeah, Fl.; German
Montes, age 37, of 2642 NW 28th


Street Miami, Fl.; Lazaro Pena,
age 41, of 9919 W Okeechobee
Rd. Lot 539 Hialeah, Fl.; Alejandro
Perez, age 37, of 405 NW 59 St.
Miami, Fl.; Martin Perez, age 54, of
365 Mayoral Street Montura, Fl.;
Reynaldo Perez, age 63, of 155
North Trebol Street Montura, Fl.;
Ruben Rodriquez, age 41, of 165
North Trebol Street Montura, Fl.;
Humberto Toledo, age 33, of HC
61 Box 787 Clewiston, Fl.; Arnelio
Zambrana, age 48, of 570 Brida
Street Montura, Fl. Additionally,
Humberto Toledo was also
charged with Possession of
Cocaine and placed under a
$17,500 Bond, Reynaldo Perez
was also charged with Trafficking
in Cocaine and placed under a
$100,000 Bond. Bonds were set at
$7,500 each for the others that
were arrested.
Defendant Reynaldo Perez
stated that the roosters were
being raised and trained for fight-
ing and were to be sent to Puerto
Rico for fighting events.


Burglary suspects
taken into custody
MONTURA Ongoing investi-
gations into three separate burgla-
ries in Montura Estates have led to
two arrests. According to Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, Clifford Roland Long,
age 32, of 755 Trebol Street Montu-
ra Estates, has been arrested and
charged with three counts of Bur-
glary, three counts of Grand Theft
and two counts of Dealing in
Stolen Property and Lola Dean
Clark, age 45, of 170 Datil Street
Montura Estates, has been arrested
and charged with two counts of
Burglary, two counts of Grand
Theft and two counts of Dealing in
Stolen Property.
Long and Clark were both
booked into the Hendry County
Jail with Bond set for Long at
$77,000 and $52,000 for Clark.
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigators have recov-
ered $17,870 of the stolen property.


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County is asking for the
public's assistance in locating
Anthony Chaple, a.k.a. "Boss",
who was listed as a wanted fugi-
tive as of March 3, 2006. Chaple
is described as a black male, list-
ed at 5' 11" tall and weighing
160 pounds. His date of birth is
Oct. 6, 1981 and has black hair
and brown eyes. He has tattoos
on his left arm and right shoul-
der and has a scar on his left
elbow. His last known address is
NW 9th Ave, in South Bay.
Chaple is wanted for Felony
Failure to Appear; Grand Theft
of Motor Vehicle; Buglary;
Sale/Possession of V.I.N. plate
or Sale/Possession of altered.
V.I.N.
He is further wanted for
Felony Failure to Appear on
Dealing in Stolen Property


charges, as well as Violation of
Probation: Aggravated Battery
with a Deadly Weapon Resulting
in Bodily Harm; and Violation of
Probation:
Grand Theft. ...
Chaple is
further want- ;-
ed on Misde-
meanor '
charges stem- '-
ming from giv-
ing a false
name upon
being Anthony
detained/ Chaple
arrested.
If you have any information on
the whereabouts of Anthony
Chaple, you are asked to call
Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and could be eligible for a
cash reward.


Accreditation team invites public comments


"A team of assessors from the
Commission for Florida Law
Enforcement Accreditation (CFA)
will arrive on March 14, 2006, to
examine all aspects of the Palm
Beach County School Police
Department's policies and proce-
dures, management, operations,
and support services," Chief
James P. Kelly announced. The
Palm Beach County School Police
Department has to comply with
approximately 272 standards in
order to renew its accredited sta-
tus.
As part of the on-site assess-
ment, agency members and the
general public are invited to offer
comments to the assessment


team. The public may call (561)
434-8459 on March 15, between
the hours of 1-5 p.m. Telephone
comments are limited to 10 min-
utes and must address the
agency's ability to comply with
CFA standards. A copy of the stan-
dards is available through the
Palm Beach County School Police
Department in West Palm Beach
by calling (561) 434-8300.
For more information regard-
ing CFA or for persons wishing to
offer written comments about the
Palm Beach County School
Police's ability to maintain the
standards of accreditation, please
write:
CFA, 3504 Lake Lynda Drive,


Suite 380, Orlando, Florida,
32817.
The Accreditation Program
Manager for the' Palm Beach
County School Police Department
is Lieutenant Vanessa Snow. She
said the assessment team is com-
posed of law enforcement practi-
tioners from similar agencies. The
assessors will review written
materials, interview individuals,
and visit offices and other places
where compliance can be wit-
nessed. The CFA Assessment
Team Leader is Lieutenant Jerry
Rothman of the St. Lucie County
Sheriff's Office.
Once the Commission's asses-
sors complete their review of the


agency, they report back to the
full Commission, which will then
decide if the agency is to receive
re-accredited status. The Palm
Beach County School Police
Department's accreditation is for
three years.
"Verification by the team that
the agency meets the Commis-
sion's standards is part of a volun-
tary process to gain or maintain
accreditation a highly prized
recognition of law enforcement
professional excellence," Chief
Kelly said.
For further information or
questions, please contact Lieu-
tenant Vanessa Snow at (561)
434-8300.


Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office seeks help


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office in conjunction with
the Orange County Sheriff's
Office is seeking the public's
assistance in solving two very
serious violent sexual assaults.
Both agencies are working simi-
lar sexual assaults that have been
linked through DNA analysis. The
case in Orange County occurred
on Nov. 27, 2004 and the case in
Palm Beach County occurred on
Dec. 16,2005.
In addition, it is believed that
this same suspect committed
two additional abductions of
females, without committing
sexual assault. Again, one
occurred in Orange County (Jan.
2005) and another in Palm Beach
County (Jan. 2006). In the Palm
Beach County cases, the suspect
made contact with the female
victims at or near Hispanic night-
clubs in the early morning hours
on a weekend. The cases in


Submitted to INI
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a
violent sexual battery suspect. The sketches shown are from eyewitnesses. If you have any


information, please contact PBSO or Crimestoppers.
Orlando occurred in downtown well spoken and educated. He is
Orlando, near a nightclub dis- in his late 20s to early 30s, dark
trict, also in the early morning short hair, clean-shaven, thin
hours and on a weekend. build, and speaks both Spanish
The suspect is described as a and English. The suspect has
Hispanic male and appears to be used various weapons during his


violent attacks.
Anyone with information is
urged to contact Detective Nic-
hole Underwood at (561) 688-
4146 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
458-TIPS.


Crist announces $7 Million in Tenet Settlement


Hendry County
Regional will benefit

TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
a multimillion dollar settlement
with Tenet Healthcare Corpora-
tion, resolving allegations that the
company falsely inflated its hospi-
tals' charges from 2000 to 2003 to
obtain reimbursements from a
Medicare fund.
The agreement brings to a
close a federal court lawsuit alleg-
ing that Tenet violated the federal
and Florida Racketeer Influenced
and Corrupt Organization (RICO)
Acts, as well as other investiga-
tions of Tenet by Crist's office,
including two Medicaid billing
cases.
Thirteen Florida public hospi-
tals or hospital systems were part
of the lawsuit filed by Crist.
Public hospitals depend on a
special Medicare program,
known as the Outlier Fund, to
obtain reimbursement for expen-
sive procedures whose costs
greatly exceed Medicare's stan-
dard reimbursement rates, such
as coronary bypass surgery.
According to the settled law-
suit, Tenet artificially increased its
charges to improperly access a
significant portion of the limited
monies in the Outlier Fund, there-
by preventing Florida public hos-
pitals from obtaining legitimate
reimbursement for their expen-
sive procedures.
"This landmark settlement
benefits both patients and the tax-
payers," said Crist. "Florida's pub-
lic hospitals will be able to use the
funds to provide essential health
care for the poor."
Crist's office filed the federal
Medicare lawsuit last March.
Floridais the only state involved in
the lawsuit and the settlement.
Under the settlement, Tenet
will contribute close to $6 million
to be disbursed to the public hos-
pitals according to the level of
indigent care and expensive pro-
cedures provided by each facility.
The list of public hospitals is
included below. Tenet will also


"Attorney General Crist's involvement in this
settlement has greatly benefited the hospitals
involved."
Paul M. Sallarulo,
chair of the North Broward Hospital District


pay the state approximately $1
million for costs of the investiga-
tion.
"We are pleased that Tenet's
new management has committed
to take this important first step in
moving toward a better future by
resolving all past issues. Safe-
guarding Florida's health care
market is a top priority and I look
forward to Tenet now acting
respohsibly to serve that market,"
said Crist.
"Attorney General Crist's
involvement in this settlement has
greatly benefited the hospitals
involved," said Paul M. Sallarulo,
chair of the North Broward Hospi-
tal District, one of the public hos-
pital systems involved in the law-
suit. "We are extremely pleased
with the resulting agreement and
commend Attorney General Crist
for his work.".
"I would like to thank Attorney
General Crist for his efforts, not
only on our behalf, but also on
behalf of the uninsured patients
of our community who will
directly benefit from this settle-
ment," said Frank V Sacco, Chief
Executive Officer of Lee Memorial
Healthcare System, another
affected public hospital.
Tenet is the nation's second-
largest for-profit hospital chain in
the United States, owning or oper-
ating 71 acute care hospitals with
18,149 licensed beds, including
15 hospitals in Florida. Tenet
restructured its management
team in November 2002 and
changed its Medicare billing prac-
tices in January 2003.
A copy of the federal complaint
against Tenet is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.
ns/WF/JFAO-6M7RAH/$file/Tenet
+Complaint.pdf
A copy of the Tenet settlement is
available at: http;//myfloridalegal,


com/webfiles.nsf/WF/JFAO-6M7R
BW/$file/Tenet+Settlement.pdf
The public hospitals that will
benefit from this settlement are:
Bert Fish Medical Center, Inc.
- New Smyrna Beach (Volusia
County)
Cape Memorial Hospital,
Inc. Cape Coral (Lee County)
Halifax Medical Center -
Daytona Beach (Volusia County)
Hendry County Hospital
Authority Clewiston (Hendry
County)


Holmes County Hospital
Corporation Bonifay (Holmes
County)
Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Miami (Miami-Dade County)
Lee Memorial Healthcare
System- Ft. Myers (Lee County)
North Brevard County Hospi-
tal District Titusville (Brevard
County)
North Broward Hospital Dis-
trict Ft. Lauderdale (Broward
County)
*Sarasota County Public Hos-
pital District Sarasota (Sarasota
County)
South Broward Hospital Dis-
trict Hollywood (Broward
County)
The Board of Trustees of Bay
Medical Center Panama City
(Bay County)
*West Orange Healthcare Dis-
trict- Ocoee (Orange County)


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CLEWISTON In October of
2005, the state of Florida approved
the opening of "skilled nursing
beds" at Hendry Regional Medical
Center. Skilled Nursing Beds or
Swing Beds, as they are some-
times called, are beneficial for the
patient who needs to be dis-
charged from a hospital, but
requires on-going care or rehabili-
tation. The state and the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations have
accredited the program.
Here are a few examples of
those who would meet the
required criteria:
The patient is in the hospital
and has just received a hip or
knee replacement, and no
longer needs medical treatment,
but is not strong enough or capa-
ble of going home. He/she may
receive physical therapy until
gaining the level of activity prior


to initial hospitalization for a par-
ticular illness, but needs on-
going IV antibiotics and has
become too weak to go home,
has the potential to improve, but
needs additional care/rehabilita-
tive physical therapy.
Most people are not aware of
this particular program, which is
being provided by their local hos-
pital. Although many coastal facili-
ties offer this same service or a
similar one, the convenience of
being closer to home and to fami-
ly (not to mention the cost of trav-
eling) encourages numerous
patients to transfer to Hendry
Regional Medical Center, if neces-
sary, as participants of Skilled
Nursing Care.
David McClusky, the activities
director of the Swing Bed Pro-
gram, focuses on five basic needs:
Which do not require the patient
to be constantly confined to a bed:


1. Emotional games such as
'I Remember When' or Trivia
2. Physical low-impact exer-
cises
3. Spiritual morning
thoughts, personal inspirations
4. Socialization group meet-
ings, movies, cookie baking
5. Educational puzzles,
spelling games, news events
McClusky says, "It's exciting to
see hospital patients getting
dressed, out of bed, and going to
the activities room where we can
work together on their five needs."
Most insurance companies will
cover the expense of this pro-
gram, and Medicare will also pay
for the associated costs. To receive
additional information, please
contact Marilyn Lamb, Utilization
Review/Social Services Director at
Hendry Regional Medical Center -
(863) 902-4316.


Hendry Regional Medical


Center Awarded Accreditation


CLEWISTON By demon-
strating compliance with the
Joint Commission on Accredita-
tion of Healthcare Organiza-
tion's national standards for
health care quality and safety,
Hendry Regional Medical Center
has earned the Joint Commis-
sion's Gold Seal of Approval.
"We sought accreditation for
our organization because we
wanted to demonstrate our
commitment to the safety and
quality care of our patients," stat-
ed Craig Cudworth, Hospital
CEO. "We view obtaining Joint
Commission accreditation as
another step toward achieving
excellence."
Founded in 1951, the Joint
Commission evaluates and
accredits more than 15,000
health care organization and
programs in the United States.


Gertrude Pearce: from Oklahoma to Okeechobee


Editor's note: From 1977 until
her death in 2003, Independent
Newspapers of Florida was priv-
ileged to have on staff a superb
writer and historian, Twila
Valentine. Mrs. Valentine wrote
much about the history of the
people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson, Pres-
ident of the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society, she co-authored a
book, now in its second printing,
"Strolling down Country Roads
in Okeechobee." One of the peo-
ple Mrs. Valentine interviewed
for her history series was
Gertrude Pearce. This interview
took place March 28, 1989 when
Mrs. Pearce was 91 years old.
Gertrude Pearce recalls:
"In 1910 there was a whole
bunch of my relatives that moved

to Florida around Ft. Lauderdale.
They were buying so much land
for about $10 an acre. I came to
Okeechobee with my brother-in-
law. He had come back to Okla-
homa where we were from and I
came back to Okeechobee with
him. It was 1917.
"A short while later, we got a
telegram for me to come back to
Oklahoma; my mother was sick


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with typhoid fever, so I went
back to Oklahoma to care for
her. I had met J.O. Pearce while I
was in Okeechobee. He was out
taking cattle by train to Mont-
gomery, Alabama when I left.
When came back and he found
out I'd.gone back to Oklahoma,
he hopped the train and came to
get me and I'd only had two or
three dates with him. We were
married there in Oklahoma, on
July 25, 1917. I'll always believe it
was love at first sight.
"We came back to Okee-
chobee and started a family. Doc
Anner was my doctor for the two
boys, but she had gone to Stuart


or Ft. Lauderdale by the time I
had my daughter. She and her
husband, Dr. Darrow both were
just as nice as they could be.
They were peculiar being north-
erners and you might think they
were hard-hearted, but they
weren't.
"I came here at the right time
to get into the cattle business.
Even though I had three children,
I always worked with the cattle.
Not everyday, but I was raised
on a farm in Oklahoma and I
knew what work was.
"They say I taught school, but
it was only an accident. We had a
tragedy here at one time. A


woman shot two of our school
teachers, not on purpose, but
they were desperate for teachers
and asked me to teach for one of
them. I think it was fourth of fifth
grade, but that's all, except for
Sunday school.
"I used to go on all the cattle
roundups and all the cooking for
the cowboys. We'd go out and
stay all week long. The screw
worms were a big problem then.
They put my husband, J.O. in as
president of the cattleren's
association. He went to Washing-
ton to get an appropriation to
help with the screw worm. They
brought a whole team of men to
Avon Park to raise sterile flies. It
was the only thing that saved the
cattle industry here.
"Then Mr. McNulty, who
wanted to start a bank, wanted
J.O. to be a director. And he said,
'Mr. McNulty, I have all I can do
out here at the ranch. It keeps me
going all the time.' Mr. McNulty
said, 'I'll give you the stock if
you'll be the director.' J.O. told
him, 'You won't give me nuthin'.
If you're so bound and deter-
mined that you want me for a
director, you loan me the money
and let me pay you back.' And he
was there for the rest of his life."


An independent not-for-profit
organization, the Joint Commis-
sion is the nation's oldest and
largest standards setting and
accrediting body in health care.
"Above all, the national stan-
dards are intended to stimulate
continuous, systematic and


ance and the outcome of care,"
says Kurt Patton, executive direc-
tor, Hospital Accreditation Pro-
gram, Joint Commission. "The
community should be proud
that Hendry Regional Medical
Center is focusing on the most
challenging goal to continu-


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ATTENTION PAHOKEE


LET'S TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE TOGETHER. NOT FAR, JUST FOUR YEARS AGO. AS YOU ALL KNOW ALLIE BIGGS, GARY MCENTIRE AND MYSELF WERE ELECTED TO THE PAHOKEE CITY
COMMISSION. LET ME SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE FOUND.
WE FOUND THAT IT WAS COMMON PLACE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES TO USE CITY EQUIPMENT TO PERFORM JOBS FOR CITY COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR SELECT FRIENDS. IT WAS ALSO ACCEPTED PRACTICE
TO FIX WATER BILLS AND TO STEAL CITY PROPERTY. NOT ONLY IS THIS AGAINST THE LAW IT PUT THE CITY IN A FINANCIAL MESS.
THE CITY COULD NOT PAY ITS BILLS IN A TIMELY MANNER AND HAD BEEN PUT ON C.O.D. WITH THE COMPANY THAT SUPPLIED THE CHEMICALS TO TREAT OUR DRINKING WATER. WE WERE FORCED TO
BORROW $400,000 TO PAY BILLS, AND TO RAISE TAXES AND FEES TO SAVE THE CITY.
IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS WORKING AS A TEAM THIS IS WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AT YOUR CITY HALL: ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!!!
TOUGH FINANCIAL CONTROLS ARE IN PLACE. THE ONLY TIME A WATER BILL IS ADJUSTED IS BY A VOTE BY THE CITY COMMISSION. BY APPLYING THE RULES EQUALLY TO EVERYONE AND NOT BEING
AFRAID TO MAKE THE HARD DECISIONS, WE HAVE NOT RAISED OUR RATES OR TAXES SINCE. YET THE CITY OF PAHOKEE NOW IS RATED AA BY THE STATE. THE HIGHEST YOU CAN GET. OUR TX RATE IS
THE LOWEST OF THE TRI-CITIES AS ARE OUR WATER RATES.
BECAUSE OF OUR STEADILY IMPROVING FINANCIAL CONDITION, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE OUR EMPLOYEES MODEST PAY RAISES AFTER MANY YEARS OF NEGLECT. WHILE THEY ARE STILL THE LOW-
EST PAID IN THE COUNTY WE ARE CORRECTING THAT AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN A PROMISE WE MADE TO THEM.
THE CITY OF PAHOKEE'S REPUTATION WITH OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IS AS HIGH AS IT HAS EVER BEEN. WE HAVE THE BEST STAFF IN CITY HALL IN YEARS AND OUR EMPLOYEES ARE RECEIVING
TRAINING-TO HELP THEM IMPROVE.
ARGUABLY THE MOST DIFFICULT DECISION WAS TO TURN LAW ENFORCEMENT OVER TO THE COUNTY BUT LET'S FACE IT IT YOU GET WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY. BEING THE LOWEST PAID POLICE
DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTY MEANT THAT WE HAD A DEPARTMENT THAT WAS CORRUPT AND ENABLED DRUGS AND CRIME TO FLOURISH IN OUR COMMUNITY. THEIR LACK OF PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR
PLACED THE CITY IN A LEGAL NIGHTMARE.
THE CITY OF PAHOKEE NOT ONLY WILL SAVE CLOSE TO $2 MILLION IN OUR CONTRACT WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. WE GET PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FREE FROM THE INTERFERENCE OF
LOCAL POLITICS. THE LAW WILL BE APPLIED EQUALLY TO EVERYONE. OF THE MONEY SAVED, $200,000 WENT INTO SAVINGS THE REST WILL BE USED FOR PAY RAISES, HIRING STAFF AND INFRASTRUCTURE
IMPROVEMENTS.
WE ALSO HAVE FORMED A COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD TO DEAL WITH A RANGE OF ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY. ITS MEMBERSHIP REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR CITY AS DOES OUR ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT BOARD.
IN THE PAST YEAR WE HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY THREE HURRICANES YET TOGETHER WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO RECOVERY. THE MARINA AND CAMPGROUND ARE BEING REBUILT AN ALMOST $9
MILLION. THIS IS THE CORNER STONE OF OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY, PLUS IT WILL BRING 90 NEW JOBS WHEN COMPLETED.
ALSO WE ARE PLANNING A NEW CITY MUNICIPAL COMPLEX, THE OLD SITE WILL BE USED FOR A NEW HOTEL, CREATING JOBS. IN ADDITION THERE ARE PLANS WELL UNDER WAY FOR A PARKING FACILITY
WHERE THE OLD NANA'S OLD WESTERN AUTO IS NOW,. THE PRINCE THEATER IS GOING TO BE REMODELED INTO A MODERN MULTI-USE CIVIC CENTER.
OUR RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS UNDER GOING A $250,000 FACE LIFT. WE AHVE A NEW SPLASH PAD, RESURFACED TENNIS COURTS AND A REMODELED LIBRARY AT CITY PARK. THERE ARE NEW RESTAU-
RANTS. THERE IS A NEW BANK BUILDING COMING. THERE ARE NEW BUSINESSES IN TOWN.
WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO ANNEXING NEW LAND INTO OUR BORDERS. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO CONTROL THE GROWTH IN A WAY THE CITIZENS OF PAHOKEE WANT. NOT WHAT SOME ONE ELSE SAYS
WE NEED. WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE COUNTY TO PROVIDE HOUSING THAT OUR CITIZENS CAN AFFORD AS WELL AS MORE EXPENSIVE HOUSING.
PAHOKEE'S NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ATHLETIC FIELD ARE SCHEDULED TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION BY FEB. 2007.THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM IS BEING EXTENDED;TO OUR ELE-
MENTARY SCHOOL THIS IS THE FIRST IN THE NATION! OUR YOUNG PEOPLE CAN NOW GET A FIRST CLASS EDUCATION.
HEALTH AND DENTAL CARE IS CURRENTLY BEING MET BY A CLINIC LOCATED AT ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO EXPAND THE SERVICES BY MOVING IT TO A LARGER
AND MORE CENTRAL LOCATION. WE HAVE WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE HEALTH CARE DISTRICT TO BUILD THE NEW GLADES AREA HOSPITAL BETWEEN PAHOKEE AND BELLE GLADE.
PAHOKEE IS MOVING FORWARD. WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO SEE THAT NONE OF OUR CITIZENS ARE LEFT BEHIND. FOR THE FIRST TIME THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN, THE MONEY IN YOUR BANK
ACCOUNT OR WHO YOU ARE KIN TO DOESN'T MATTER.
I AM MOST PROUD OF THE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS FORMED WITH OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN SEEKING HELP FOR PAHOKEE. THIS PAID OFF MOST RECENTLY BY THE DONATION OF 21 FEMA
TRAILERS TO THE CITY AND A PLEDGE OF $105,000 FROM PALM BEACH COUNTY TO HELP SET THEM UP THIS COMES FROM WELL EARNED RESPECT AND REPUTATION THAT PAHOKEE NOW HAS.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN WHAT IS TRULY HAPPENING IN PAHOKEE. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE COUNTING YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE TO SPREAD RUMORS AND LIES. THEY ARE VERY GOOD
AT THROWING ROCKS AND HIDING THEIR HANDS. THEY WANT TO RETURN TO THE OLD DAYS OF PERSONAL FAVORS, AND LINING THEIR POCKETS. SOME WANT TO BRING BACK THE POLICE SO THEY CAN
BE CHIEF AND OTHERS TO LET THEIR FRIENDS SELL DRUGS AND STEAL CARS. THEY WANT TO SACRIFICE PAHOKEE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GAIN.
THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS ARE DUE TO HARD WORK, GOOD STAFF AND AN UNWAVERING LOVE FOR THE CITY AND ALL OF HER CITIZENS. SOMETIMES IT'S UNPOPULAR, SOME-
TIMES CONTROVERSIAL, BUT ALWAYS WITH PROFESSIONALISM, INTEGRITY AND PRIDE.
IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO SERVE THE CITY OF PAHOKEE THE PAST FOUR YEARS. PLEASE ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO SERVE YOU OUR JOB IS JUST STARTING AS WE MOVE OUR CITY FOR-
WARD FOR ALL OF US.



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Unclaimed property found by state


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TALLAHASSEE When peo-
ple find a lost treasure, it makes
for a good story. And in Florida
there have been a lot of good sto-
ries lately.
Since 2003, Florida's Chief
Financial Officer Tom Gallagher,
who oversees the department, has


returned nearly $300 million in
cash and property to current or for-
mer Floridians about one-third
of all of the cash and property
returned since the program's
inception in 1961.
"It is our mission to find the
owners or heirs and return this


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said. "In many of these cases, we
are returning money or property to
people who really need it. It comes
at a time that makes a real financial
difference for them."
The bureau is currently holding
accounts valued at more than $1
billion, and the owners or heirs can
claim it for free by logging on to
www.fltreasurehunt.org or by call-
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2253.) News reports like those by
Telemundo, WTVJ and Dateline
NBC in 2004 as well as the many
newspaper articles written over the
years help inform Floridians
about the Bureau of Unclaimed
Property. During this month's
series by WTVJ, there has been a
100-percent increase in the num-
ber of phone calls and hits on the
Florida Treasure Hunt Web page.
Most of the property comes
from dormant accounts in financial
institutions, deposits paid to utility
companies, insurance premium
refunds, un-cashed payroll checks
and trust holdings. In addition to
cash and securities, the state's hold-
ings include property such as
watches, jewelry, coins, stamps
and historical items that are deliv-
ered from abandoned safe deposit
boxes.
Unclaimed cash held by the
state is deposited into the State
School Trust Fund until it is claimed
by the rightful owner. Unclaimed
items from abandoned safe deposit
boxes are auctioned annually, and
the proceeds always remain avail-
able for the owners to collect.
Last year's unclaimed property


auction yielded more than
$570,000 to benefit public educa-
tion. In the 45 years since the pro-
gram began, the state's schools
have benefited from more than
$1.25 billion in transfers includ-
ing nearly $300 million in the last
three years that Mr. Gallagher has
overseen the program.
On the Telemundo report, view-
ers saw how the department
teamed up with the Network to set
up a booth in a South Florida mall
so that shoppers could stop and
see if the state is holding property
for them. The first visitor to the
booth had property, as did numer-
ous others who visited the booth
throughout the day.
In the WTVJ series, Mr. Gal-
lagher was shown delivering a
check for more than $43,000 to a
former Miami-Dade public school
teacher who had lost track of earn-
ings on a retirement account.
"In the fast pace of modern life,
it is easy to forget to collect a last
paycheck, close a bank account, or
get a utility deposit back," Mr. Gal-
lagher said. "But we've made it just
as easy to find it. With the click of
the mouse or a phone call you
might find lost treasure."
Some of the unclaimed proper-
ty the state is holding is very valu-
able. As a result, numerous "heir
finder" companies offer to help
consumers claim their property for
a percentage of the value. But in
Florida, Gallagher points out, it is
easy and free for consumers to
claim their property on their own,
and most claims are processed in
less than 90 days.


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t-.eir, .ai this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5
jc.re Cedar wood walls and ceilings, stone
t',reiplia, new roof, super large workshop
.rih F,. p.irkini ? M.iMikstic Live Oaks make
hra :i.:r-jge lel like a park. you owe it to
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* 12B IB -.B h..,mre located in LaBelle on
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* Ju.r Iti.E: E'A' #B6, 1.5B CBS home with-
in walking distance from shopping. Features
include new berber carpet, ceramic tile, all
new cabinets and much more. Priced to sell
at only $119,900.
* Worlds Fastest Sale may happen here. 3BR/1B
Handyman Special. Surrounded by New
Construction in Lehigh Acres. You can clean up in
more ways than one. Fast action wins! $114,900,
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little


* STOP DREAMING AND START UV-
INGI This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relax-
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Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spa-
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* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW!
Be sure to check out, the huge horse barn
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workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$189,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START
LIVING! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes
relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured home.
Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spacious
kitchen. Only $179,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/-
acreggTN lEB B lr ifptAb Wes a
huge master suite, ceramic tile, built in cab-
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* 3BR/2B manufactured home in
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and fenced corner lot. Listed atonly
$155,900.
* You can hear the birds chirp...the crickets


SLocation of a Lifetime! Generations will file
past well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres
on SR 80 in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road
frontage and 3 existing entrances off of SR 80.
Cleared with well and electric. Time's on your
side in this investment! $2,750,000.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your
investment dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with
Hwv 27frontage. Next to water plant. Property
was cleared except for the majestic Live Oaks.
Bring your ideas and see! $750,000.
* 2+/- acres on Ft, Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Alrer tlgmol teti m i tr rop-
erty noy country living only minutes from
town. Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd.
in Muse. This property has lots.of oaks,
pines and palm trees. Perfect for the nature
lover Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private and
secluded 2+/- acres. Fresh air special!
$93,900.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listings!


* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for


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One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean
bill of health.
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 45+/- Hard to find
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access.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart ofAlva on busy
SR80.
* PRICE REDUCED $450,000 Build your dream
country home on these 4.4+/- acres. Great location!
Close to LaBelle, Alva & Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in
Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit
trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are locat-
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* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a
single wide mobile home included with the property. The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information
about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have
been nicely maintained and are close to everything in
LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in
55 and older Community located in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
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RENTALS:
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the dream lot for your new home look no
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* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to
sell @ only $72,900. Possible seller
financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex.
Great investment property! Only $67,000
each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready
for your new home. $64,900.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak.
Beautiful lot for your dream home.
$54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded l+/- acre homesites!
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acre. Zoned for Heavy Industrail use.
Currently is fully rented out to 3 businesses.
Listed at only $525,000.
Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse
and just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot,
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just
South of LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on
SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this
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School Happenings


Sun School Briefs


Applications for free
or reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may be
submitted at any time through-
out the school year. The previ-
ously mentioned deadline of July
15 was given to ensure the appli-
cations would be processed by
the first day of school. Applica-
tions are processed on a first
come, first served basis, and
notification of benefits will be
mailed home.
To request an additional
application, please call (888)
383-2025. Parents may also pick
up an application in English,
Spanish, Portuguese, or Creole at
any Palm Beach County School.


Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is regis-
tering now for 2005-2006. For infor-
mation, please call (561) 993-5000,
or pick up registration forms at 710
S. Main Street, in Belle Glade.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to soci-
ety introduces their new C.O.P.
program, Children of Promise, to
provide mentors for children hav-
ing a parent in the prison system.
Both children and mentors are
needed for the program. Please
call Lee Washington to refer a child
needing a mentor or a volunteer to
be a mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background screen-
ing and training are required.


PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full day
childcare. PEPPI is located at 301
Southwest 8th St. in Belle Glade.
For more information, please call
996-1718.

Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.


Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7917.

FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at the
Weed and Seed F,;.I;,1 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays
special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be
held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.
For more information, please con-
tact Carleen Downing, 996-4220.


Speaking about a sacred trust


Submitted to INI
Gladeview Elementary's Mattie Willis-King was presented the
Employee of the Month Award by Principal Mary O' Evans for


the month of March.

Gladeview
Elementary

Employee
of the Month
On Thursday, March 2 Mary O.
Evans, principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Ms. Mat-
tie Willis-King as the Employee of
the Month for March. Ms. King is a
first grade teacher, who has
taught at Glade View for 25 years.
She's presently the First Grade
Group Chairperson and enjoys
working with the students and
staff. Ms. King also volunteers an


hour each day before school with
hallway and breakfast duty. Glade
View Elementary would like to
thank Ms. King for her caring,
hard work and dedication to
Glade View Elementary School.
S.A.C. & PT.O. Meeting
Glade View Elementary S.A.C.
and P.T.O. meeting will take place
Tuesday, March 14. The SAC Meet-
ing begins at 6 p.m. in the media
center. Parents, volunteers, com-
munity supporters and communi-
ty business partners are always
welcome and invited. Please plan
to attend our monthly meetings
and be a part of the decision mak-
ing process.


Saturday Academy


at Lake Shore


On Saturday, Jan. 21, Lake
Shore Middle School began its
Saturday FCAT Academy for stu-
dents in need of additional assis-
tance to prepare them for the
FCAT Math and Reading Test in
March. The program began with
over 100 students in attendance.
The number in attendance dou-
bled the second Saturday. The
academy is being spearheaded by
Ms. Cosha Jackson, the math
coach and Ms. Jennifer Adams,
the reading coach.
Over 30 Lake Shore Middle
School staff members volun-
teered to work with students the
six Saturdays preceding the FCAT.
The landmark attendance and
staff participation was credited to
the committed teaching core at
the school by Principal Floyd
Henry. Mr. Henry states that his
teaching staff is not only outstand-
ing but they care about the wel-
fare and success of the students in
the school.
He said, "The dedication and
commitment of staff this year
unparallel that of any other year
since becoming the principal of
Lake Shore Middle School. Our
teachers are focused and have a
can-do attitude about preparing
our students for the upcoming
FCAT".
The school is seeking commu-
nity volunteers to help supervise
the students, as they enter and
exit the campus. If you would like
to volunteer at Lake Shore on Sat-
urdays, please contact the school
at (561) 829-1100.
R.R.A.P. Is More than Music at
Lake Shore Middle School
Lake Shore Middle School
began a new era in student assis-
tance by implementing a compe-
tency based program designed to
give struggling teenagers, who at
some point in their school career,
were retained multiple times
causing them to fall years behind
in their schoolwork with other


students of the same age. The
new program at the school is
called R.R.A.P., which stands for
Road Runner Retention Accelera-
tion Program. Students attend
classes in a computer lab setting
with instructional support that
enables them to work only on
skills they needed for mastering at
that grade level and they get to
work at their own pace.
Students enrolled in the pro-
gram will attend school through
June 30. This will give them the
opportunity to complete up to
two grade levels in a six-month
period provided they master the
necessary skills. Some students in
the program are seventh graders
that could be promoted to the
ninth grade come August.
The students attend R.R.A.P. in
two sessions. Session one is 9
a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Session two
begins at 10:25 a.m. and ends at
5:10 p.m. Lake Shore Middle
School was one of only three mid-
dle schools in Palm Beach County
to implement such a program.
The principal of the school, Mr.
Henry, stated that the program
was born out of a committee he
sat on to investigate how to assist
students that had fallen behind
and had the potential for drop-out
if not given the opportunity to be
educated with their peer group.
Mr. Henry said, "Our students
have a need and we must contin-
ually seek ways to help them be
successful where their needs are
- even if that means thinking of
and investigating new ways of
educating students and running
schools in ways we have not done
before."
If you notice some kids headed
toward Lake Shore in the morn-
ings around 10:30, the school
wants that to be music to your
ears R.R.A.P. music that is. For
more information about R.R.A.P,
please contact the school at (561)
829-1100.


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By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Jesus was asked about "who is
the greatest in the Kingdom of
Heaven" (Matthew 18:1ff) and He
answers by calling a "little child" to
stand among the crowd.
He admonishes that people
will need to become like little chil-
dren in their faith and says that,
"whoever welcomes a little child
in my name, welcomes Me ibidd,
v5)." There is a caution that fol-
lows (v.6); "but if anyone causes
one of these little ones who
believe in Me to sin, it would be
better for him to have a millstone
hung around his neck and to be
drowned into the depths of the
sea."
That's a pretty strong caution!
Nevertheless, it serves as a basis
for so much of our respecting the
place of children in the world.
Laws protect children by recogniz-
ing that they need guidance and
nurturance along the way as they
become adults. Societies provide
for their passage into maturity by
providing schooling and benefits.
We set aside parks and play-
grounds our service organiza-
tions provide activities to help with
growth and development.
Children are the subject of end-
less study by those who want to
improve their lives and find the
best ways of communicating with
them and helping parents with
their responsibilities. Unfortunate-
ly many of those who are in their
formative stages in life miss out
and are left to fend for themselves.
Children require lots and lots of
energy, planning, dedication, sac-
rifice, day-by-day involvement; as
any parent can tellyou.
I have seen those who have
missed out on parenting and have
been left to parent themselves and
who grow up to have difficulties in
school, in their communities, and
at home. I've heard one parent say,
"I can't do a thing with him" and
wonder if it was always that way. I
wondered if I was listening to an
excuse to give up and abandon the
responsibilities of being a parent
or if that mother tried to get help. I
wondered if she gave up earlier in
the child's life when she would
have had more control and could
have set patterns to make life at a
later time better for both parent
and child.
Recognize that it is no easy task
being parents and even a harder
task when one finds oneself as a
single parent. Those who under-
take to be parents deserve our
help and support, but they also
must accept the responsibility for
the life entrusted to them. Kids
pick up quickly on messages
about being cared for, being pro-
tected, being loved.
I was introduced to a new
neighbor awhile back and she had
her nine-year-old daughter stand-
ing next to her. The mother said,
"This is my daughter, Jenny, she
was an accident." I looked at
Jenny and saw a hurt expression


on this child's face; wondered
about how she must have felt,
doubted that was the first time
Jenny was told she was riot really
wanted, wondered what she was
learning about being loved.
I'd watch Jenny playing with
younger children where she
seemed more sure of herself and
where she seemed to be looked
up to and watched her get yelled at
for what would have been a little
matter in our household. There is
something unfair about having to
pay for somebody else's "acci-
dent" and something very unjust
about making the bystander pay a
price for another.
The three gospel accounts that
tell of Jesus calling the little child
into the midst of the crowd and
saying, "be like this child" do not
give us any insight into what kind
of a child He had chosen. Was the
child from a strong, loving home?
Was it an abandoned child? Was it
a child that was to be given the
tools for a place in society or a
child that would live on the, fringes
and always be in trouble?
Jesus spoke to the adults,
though, and not to the child. His
message: Don't miss your respon-
sibility, don't turn your back on this
opportunity, don't let this one be
lost. When the day comes that the
child doesn't want to go to school,
or doesn't want to share with the
family in Church, or doesn't like
having to come home and share
dinner at the family table, or wants
to hang out with people adults find
questionable, the ones that are
going to-be accountable are those
who do nothing.
Fortunately, we live in a day and
age where there are those who
help parents find how to manage
and how to understand; how to
change lives and how to provide
for responsible upbringing. There
are personnel in schools, in the
community, in the justice system,
in the social agencies, in the
Churches who are there to sup-
port parents in their God-given
ministriesto those they bring into
the world.
I watched a young mother one
day struggling to get heryoung son
to put his mittens on when it was
cold and snowy out. She was bent
over him; he was pulling one way,
he was pulling another. The side-
walk where this drama took place
had just been covered with a fresh
blanket of snow and it was a day
that would leave chapped little
hands.
I spoke to her briefly and told
her, "That's the way, Debbie." She
apparently didn't hear what I was
trying to say and looked at me with
an exasperated look, and shouted,
"Well, I'm trying to get him to
keep his mittens on!" I said, "Deb-
bie, I'm on your side!" and a smile
came over her face.
I wanted to let her know that I
supported her in this momentary
vision of someone working to be a
good mother and responsible par-
ent when it would have been easy
to ignore or to turn a blind eye to
what was needed and came with a


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price. In fact, I judged Debbie to be
a good mother and her husband
to be a good father. Their other
children were growing up healthy
and happy, did well in school, did-
n't cause problems in the commu-
nity, had the basics of values that
would carry them throughout


They are the backbone of the
future and our society will be
shaped ultimately by whether they
are in the majority or the minority.
The Lord knew how essential it
was for us to minister to those
entrusted to us that important
message still needs to be heard.


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Statement from U.S.
Sugar Vice President
Robert Coker
CLEWISTON This year's
crop was already badly damaged
from Hurricane Wilma, with more
than 25 percent losses due to the
storm.
"We got hammered by the hur-
ricane and then got hammered
again by the freeze. It is going to
be a very difficult year for the com-
pany financially as the expenses of
making hurricane repairs contin-
ue to mount and our sugar pro-
duction continues to drop," said
Robert Coker, senior vice presi-
dent. "This is shaping up to be the
worst year in our 75 years of being
in business," Coker said.
U.S. Sugar's entire cane crop
was subjected to below freezing
temperatures for durations of up
to 6.75 hours with temperatures
dropping as low as 24.6 degrees
for extended periods of time in
some areas. Immediately follow-
ing the freeze, we conducted ini-
tial damage assessments and


adjusted


INI/Mark Young
Cane fields being torched fill the horizon with a familiar sight
in the surrounding Glades area. U.S. Sugar is reporting sub-
stantial losses this year and in some cases, fields will have


to be planted from scratch.
target fields based on historical
knowledge of the varieties and
areas most susceptible to freeze
damage.
It generally takes a week or so
following a freeze event to deter-
mine the extent of the damage to
the crop. When the cane stalk
freezes, water in the stalk expands,
damaging the tissue or inner cells
.of the stalk. This tissue damage
inhibits cane's natural defenses to


process is accelerated. It takes
approximately a week for the bac-
teria to colonize and the crop to
start showing signs of damage.
This field-by-field assessment
was completed this week. We
have 1.4 million tons of cane left
to harvest. Fifty percent of that
cane was frozen. We have revised
our harvest schedule in an effort
to minimize further losses due to
deterioration of the frozen cane.


within the next three weeks.
In addition to sugar losses in
the freeze-damaged mature cane,
75-85 percent of the young plant
cane or re-growth cane was burnt
back to the ground by the freezing
temperatures. It must essentially
re-start the growth process. All
growth that had occurred since
planting or harvesting was lost,
and the next year's crop, for all
intents and purposes is all at the
same stage in the growth process.
This will complicate our cultiva-
tion program in that the entire
crop will require the same atten-
tion simultaneously. This will sig-
nificantly add to our costs as serv-
ices will need to be done all at the
same time and not spread out
over the growing season.
The next step is to evaluate ter-
minal bud damage on the recently
planted cane. The terminal bud is
what drives plant growth. As much
as 3,000 acres of plant cane may
have dead terminal buds. Each
field will be evaluated on an ongo-
ing basis from this point forward.
"As the season winds down,
we expect to see further reduc-
tions in cane tonnage and sugar


"This is shaping up to be the worst year in our
75 years of being in business."
Robert Coker,
senior vice president, U.S. Sugar

"Florida sugar farmers are not ees, our suppliers and our rural
used to asking for a hand out," communities all have suffered
Coker said, "but we have asked tremendously as a result of Hurri-
Congress to consider some level cane Wilma. Anything Congress
of financial assistance to help us can do to help get people back on
get through these very difficult their feet will be appreciated,"
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Help backyard citrus trees recover from nature


One sign of spring is the smell
of citrus blossoms in the air.
Along with the bloom, new
leaves will soon be rapidly grow-
ing, looking to the soil for need-
ed nutrients. Today's column
will discuss the specific nitri-
tional needs of citrus and offer
suggestions of appropriate fertil-
izers for dooryard citrus trees.
Many dooryard citrus trees
have been hammered by two
years of hurricanes, and will be
itching to put on new growth
this spring. Likewise, if you have
escaped citrus cankers quaran-
tined areas and have been able
to plant a new dooryard citrus
tree, remember that fertilizer will
insure young trees get off to a
good start.
The regular application of the
correct fertilizers is needed for
developing young trees. Fertilizer
will also be needed to produce
large crops of good quality door-
yard fruit as the tree matures.
While fertilization of many other
plants in the Florida Yard may
not be necessary and may con-
tribute to runoff, for citrus trees
it is necessary for success.
Over fertilizing may be just as
harmful as not applying enough.
Excess nitrogen can produce lots
of leaves and reduce fruit pro-
duction. In some cases, over-fer-
tilization can burn, causing
injury or death of the tree.
Two different fertilization
schedules are suggested: one is
for young, non-bearing trees,
where leaf and stem growth is
maximized and fruit production
is reduced. Later on, a mature
tree schedule is used where tree
growth is minimized and fruit
yield and quality are maximized.
For baring trees, the Universi-
ty of Florida recommends three
applications per year just before
new flushes of growth appear.
Typically in our area, the right
times will be first in late Febru-
ary, again in May-June and final-
ly in October. Avoid fertilizing cit-
rus trees in the late fall or winter
to avoid succulent growth that
will freeze easily.
What kind of fertilizer is best
for dooryard citrus? Garden cen-
ters often sell special Citrus fertil-
izers. Look at the label to see if
the product contains the neces-
sary nutrients. An appropriate
analysis for young trees is a prod-
uct with equal amounts of nitro-
gen, phosphorus and potassium.
This is called a balanced fertiliz-
er, such as 8-8-8 (N-P205-K20),
Citrus fertilizers should also
contain magne'"- (1.F ...


cent), manganese (0.4 percent),
copper (0.4 percent) and boron
(0.2-0.025 percent). Be careful to
avoid those products with high
amounts of chlorine. And
choose those products that have
larger amounts of the nitrogen in
slow release forms.
Fertilizing
Young Trees
If this is the first year after
planting the dooryard citrus tree,
give it one half to one pound per
tree, applied five to six times per
year. During the second year,
add one to one half pound per
tree, but reduce the frequency to
four to five times annually. At the
third year after planting, use
approximately two pounds per
tree, and increase by one pound
during both the fourth and fifth


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year. After this time, the tree
should be bearing and consid-
ered a mature tree.
The amount applied in each
application can be gradually
increased to about one pound
per year up to a maximum of
eight pounds. This would mean
that a fully-grown tree would be
receiving approximately 24
pounds of fertilizer in three sepa-
rate eight-pound applications.
Fertilizing
Bearing Trees
Fertilizing bearing, mature
dooryard citrus is a rather inex-
act science. There are many vari-
ables which can affect fertilizer
use. If grass is grown around the
tree, if there are other nearby
trees.or ornamentals, or if heavy
irrigation is offered, additional


nutrients may be needed for
recovery from storms or for opti-
mum tree growth.
Consider using higher analy-
sis, mixed formulations such a
12-0-12 or 15-0-14 on mature
trees. Controlled-release fertiliz-
ers that slowly release nutrients
over a 6-9-month period can also
be used. Check the label for
instructions on the right amount
of fertilizer to be applied per
application and for annual totals.
Organic gardeners can also use
composted manures contact
our office to get help calculating
how much will be needed.
Tree condition should be
used as a guide to rates of
applied material. If you notice
deficiencies, provide the trees
with more material. If there is
luxuriant, vegetative growth,
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Eboney observes
Founders Day
The Eboney Elite Ladies Society
will observe its Annual Founder's
Day Sunday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m.
St. James A.M.E Church Paho-
kee, Rev. Isaac F. Mitchell II, Pastor.
The guest speaker is Rev. David
George. For more information you
may contact president Elise L. Sin-
gletary at (561) 924-9237.
Interested in becoming
a board member?
The Pahokee Beacon Center is
looking for dedicated individuals to
serve as board members on their
community advisory council
group. Individuals will give their
input on how the Beacon Center
program is going. Meetings will be
held once a month, babysitting will
be available for those needing
assistance with childcare. Refresh-
ments will also be served. If inter-
ested please call the Pahokee Bea-
con Center to RSVP or contact Ms.


Police
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responsible for the thefts. Both
Rolls and Morris were arrested in
February.
Carey confessed to police that
the three of them had been raid-
ing the police department since
early January, a much earlier date
than originally reported, and had
returned several times to rum-
mage through the evidence, tak-
ing what they thought would sell
on the streets. She blamed the
two men for breaking in, taking
responsibility for helping to ped-
dle the guns, drugs and jewelry
they stole accepting cash or,
preferably, crack, for the items..
Officers also arrested Sheterria
Lyles, also suspected of selling the
guns on the streets. Lyles told
police during an earlier interview
that she saw Rolle hide the guns
behind his apartment building
once after they both had gotten
high on crack cocaine. She took a
number of the guns for herself, a
.38 handgun and a .22 handgun,


Election

Continued From Page 1
like to see in Belle Glade: I'd like
Belle Glade to continue growing
in order for it to
become a truly
sustainable
community
that includes
all of our resi-
dents and citi-
zens who are
served and
serviced by a
capable staff Mary
and elected Kendall
officials.

Name: Michael C. Martin
Occupation: Owner of MCM
Paint Manufacturing with stores in
Belle Glade and Clewiston.
Clubs and Organizations: N/A
Political Experience: Served
on the City of Belie Glade eco-
nomic board and I was twice
elected President of the BYF a
Christian fellowship composed of
churches in South Florida. During
my two year tenure I moderated
the monthly meetings and exer-
cised oversight on the dispersion
of the funds donated.
What motivated you to run for
office: I am deeply concerned
over not only the present condi-
tion of the city, but also the direc-
tion in which it appears to be
heading. Essential services are at
the lowest levels in my memory.
The current leadership either
does not appear to have a plan to
address the problems we face or
they have a plan, but have chosen
to keep it secret. Either way the
citizens of Belle Glade deserve
better leadership.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I am a lifelong resident of
this area. I attended school at
both Lake Shore Jr. High and
Glades Central High School. As
such, I Empathize with the situa-
tions faced by all residents of this
city. I own a business in this city,
one that I built from the ground
up; therefore, I have a vested
interest in seeing Belle Glade
grow and prosper. My business
experience also gives me insight
into how the affairs of the city
should be run. I know how to bal-
ance the books and to live on a
budget. I am not certain that the
present leadership possesses any
of these traits. In sum, I am the
best candidate because I care
about,this city and its residents
and I have the knowledge, skills,
and abilities to translate this care
into practical action.
What changes would you like
to see in Belle Glade: Belle Glade
faces many challenges. We must
first protect our citizens. Our
police department is severely
understaffed. The present leader-
ship has allowed the police force
to atrophy to the point that our cit-
izens are virtually unprotected.
This situation must change.
The utility bills in this city are


Anita Davis at (561) 924-6544. Next
meeting is scheduled for March 21
at 6 p.m. in the Pahokee Elemen-
tary Cafeteria. Let's come out and
make a difference in our kid's lives.
Let's Clean Up
Pahokee
Churches, clubs, schools, youth
groups, volunteers, we need you!
Join the Great American Cleanup,
Keep Palm Beach County Beauti-
ful, Inc., the Solid Waste Authority,
the city of Pahokee, Lakeside Com-
munity Renewal and the Pahokee
Chamber of Commerce on April 29
from 8 a.m. to noon. Meet at the
Pahokee Chamber of Commerce,
115 E. Main St. to register and get
your free T-shirt and pick up your
supplies. Hot dogs and drinks will
be provided. Let's clean up Paho-
kee. For more details, call 924-5579.
Black Gold welcomes
entertainers
This year's Black Gold Jubilee
Committee welcomes entertain-


that she later sold for $40 and $70.
Both women face charges of
grand theft firearm, dealing in
stolen property and tampering
with evidence.
The arrests were made follow-
ing an investigation by the police
department. The department has
been focusing as of late in solving
the crime and apprehending
everyone involved in the thefts.
According to Detective Gonza-
lez, the suspects took risks each
time they broke into the unsuper-
vised building, staying inside for
possibly hours at a time while
they hauled off the weapons.
They left their entry point closed
just enough so that it looked from
the outside that everything was
normal.
An exhaustive search has led
police to identify several suspects
believed to have purchased the
guns, including some who pur-
chased the guns cheap and then
re-sold them for much more.
Though police say that only a few
people committed the actual
break-in, they believe many more
will be implicated from the sale
and possession of the weapons.


out of control. The elderly and
those on fixed incomes pay exor-
bitant amounts to continue hav-
ing things as basic as water
pumped into their homes and
their trash picked,up. The mis-
management and misuse of city
funds have contributed directly to
this situation and must be reme-
died.
The city's infrastructure needs
to be repaired. The city suffered
severe damage during the last
two hurricane seasons. Much of
that damage has yet to be
repaired. And on a related sub-
ject, the city was not prepared to
assist its citizens during these
crises. As I noted above when dis-
cussing the shortage of police offi-
cers, our first and primary respon-
sibility is to protect our citizens.
Finally, we need to attract busi-
nesses to our city businesses
that will provide both needed jobs
and offer goods and services to
our citizens. Our city has seen our
business base gradually erode to
the point that most citizens now
go to the coast to shop for even
their basic goods. We need to
encourage the growth of business
and encourage our citizens to
spend their money at home.

Name: Frank Duane Mayo
Occupation: Retired, 27 years
in law enforcement, 22 years with
Palm Beach
County Sheriff
s Office.
Clubs and
Organizations:
Elks Club,
Masonic
Lodge.
Political
Experience: As
a law enforce- Frank
ment officer, I Mayo
couldn't run
for any political office before. I've
been in public service for 27
years, I have no prior political
experience.
What motivated you to run for
office: This city needs a change.
The high water bills, no afford-
able housing; the police depart-
ment needs help; the millage rate
in the city for taxpayers is too
high. It's just a series of matters in
the city that need to be addressed,
and need to be handled properly,
and need somebody who can
make the right decisions for the
right reasons.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I will do what the citizens
need done.
What changes would you like
to see in Belle Glade: Basically all
the things I've just stated: I would
like to see the water bill corrected,
it's a shame when the water bill is
higher than some people's electri-
cal bills. Affordable housing is
something that Belle Glade has
needed for years. I know housing
can be built in West Palm Beach
in a matter of months. Entire
developments can be built from
the ground up in under a year's
time, while we've had some
affordable housing projects here


ers to the annual festival. Singers,
dancers, musicians, comedians
and other interested entertainers
who want to participate in the fes-
tival are asked to stop by the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce to
pick up an application to become
a part of the festival. If you are
interested in learning more,
please call Barbara Milligan, 996-
6429, or the chamber of com-
merce, 996-2745.
Black Gold Jubilee
photo contest
The Black Gold Jubilee pho-
tography contest will take place
April 8. for more information or
details on rules, entry guidelines
and categories please call Karen
Corbin (561) 996-6851 or Sara
Phillips (561) 996-2745. Deadline
for entry is March 24 at 5 p:m.
Black Gold Festival
The annual Black Gold Festival
in Belle Glade will take place April
8. Festivities will begin with the 10


The chief of police, Albert
Dowdell, recovered a number of
the guns himself after spreading
the word that anyone who volun-
tarily turned in the guns would
not be arrested. One elderly gen-
tleman, according to Detective
Gonzalez, turned in one of the
weapons, having bought it with
no desire to keep it, but to take it
off the streets. That grace period is
now over, however, as the depart-
ment hones in on the remaining
suspects.
At one point during the raid
last week, police spotted one of
the suspects, a man who report-
edly purchased one of the
weapons for $70. Standing under
a stairwell at one of the many
buildings in downtown Belle
Glade, the suspect saw police and
ran.
It didn't deter the officers, who
say they will not give up until all
suspects are caught and placed
under arrest.
"We're going to be out here
until we catch them all," said
Detective Gonzalez.


that have been going on for two
years but have yet to be complet-
ed. I don't understand that. The
people of Belle Glade deserve bet-
ter.

Name: Shelly S. Miller
Occupation: I have been a
teacher in Belle Glade for 21
years.
Clubs and Organizations: I
have been a member of the Black
Gold Jubilee Committee for the
past 10 years. I Co-Chaired this
event in 2004. I
am a member
of the First
Baptist Church
in Belle Glade. I
was a partici-
pant in the
Leadership
Glades Pro-
gram and
served on the Shelly
Board of that Miller
organization
for two terms. I am involved in
numerous school activities such
as FCAT tutorial programs, the
Wellness team, and I am currently
the Chair of the Employee Build-
ing Council. In 2004, I was select-
ed by my peers as a nominee for
the William T. Dwyer Excellence
in Education Award.
Political Experience: I have
served on numerous leadership
committees and have worked for
candidates for political office for
the past seven years. This is my
first attempt as a Political Candi-
date myself.
What motivated you to run for
office: I decided to run for politi-
cal office when I became
extremely frustrated with the way
city government in Belle Glade
has deteriorated in the past three
years. I, as many other citizens,
have been a victim of water bill
mix-ups and outrageous increas-
es for poor quality and service. I
have also been a victim of burgla-
ries twice in less than a year.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I feel I am the best candidate
for this office because I can bring
new ideas to the administration of
this city. We are a growing com-
munity with great potential and I
feel I can contribute to making
Belle Glade a great place for us
ALL to live and work.
What changes would you like
to see in Belle Glade: I would like
to see Belle Glade continue to
grow and become a more unified
community. It is the primary
responsibility of any city govern-
ment to provide Public Safety
before any other services. I feel
Public Safety is a huge concern in
Belle Glade at this time. The City
should also, be able to provide
quality, affordable municipal serv-
ices to ALL citizens. Our city
needs jobs and more affordable
housing. I feel we could lower
taxes by using our resources to
bring revenue into the city.
Editor's Note: Mayor Steve
Wilson and Commissioner Gwen
Asia-Williams did not accept our
request for information.


a.m. parade down Main Street.
Entries in the parade must show
up by 8:30 a.m. For more infor-
mation, call (561) 996-2298.
Applications are available at the
Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce.
Mentor Center
program
We are currently recruiting
mentors for our children in the
after-school program. Lend a
hand, become a mentor. Just two
hours a week a one-year commit-
ment. Center Director: Tina
McNutt Program Coordinator:
Cynthia McMillan, Mentor Center
at Pahokee Elementary School,
560 East Main Street, Pahokee
(561) 924-6544 or (561) 924-2070.
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FEMA

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"I am absolutely ecstatic that
we're working so well together,"
said the mayor.
The last step before residents
can move in to the units is in the
preparation of the sites through-
out the city where the mobile
homes will be located. It was
agreed that the majority will go
back into the trailer parks hit
hardest by the storm. The prob-
lem now is in removing the debris
in those areas, clearing them
before the units are set.
It is the responsibility of each
trailer park owner to clear the
debris, though the city under-
stands that it cannot be heavy
handed in ordering them to clear
out the sites, the mayor said. In a
meeting with those landowners,
city and local government offi-
cials, it was decided that all par-
ties would work together in arriv-
ing at a resolution. The city is
expected to continue working on
the issue to address all concerns.



Raise

Continued From Page 1
pay," said the city manager. "Our
salaries are not where they should
be."
The reality is that the market-
place is simply paying much more
than Pahokee is. No more was this
evident than recently while the city
searched for a finance director to
take the place of the person who
left in search of a better-paying job
in the corporate sector. To hire a
qualified candidate would have
meant paying that person roughly
what the city manager is making
now, a slightly embarrassing
proposition.
For the next several weeks, the
city will complete a salary study for
every one of its paid employees;
interviewing employees to get an
exact description of their jobs,
comparing that to today's market
status and then gradually balanc-
ing the two. The goal, according to
the city manager, is to pay employ-
ees what they would be making at
any other similarly sized city in the
state; then they won't be so com-
pelled to "jump ship."
The city is planning two more
raises this fiscal year, with one
every quarter, tapering off later as
the city catches up. To award a
large increase all at once instead of
the three-percent raises each quar-
ter, Ms. Latimore said, would cre-
ate a shock in the city's finances.
Reflecting the need to adjust
employee wages, Ms. Latimore
said, "These people have jobs that
require skills." Without them, she
added, "You can expect mistakes
to be made."


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workshop.) The workshop will be
held at the Belle Glade Library,
530 S. Main St. Belle Glade. All
programs are free no registra-
tion necessary.
Volunteer site manager
needed for project
City of South Bay is looking for
a volunteer site manger for its hot
meals for the elderly project in the
city of South Bay, if you are inter-
ested in serving as the volunteer
site manger for the city of South
Bay, please contact Ms. Erika Den-
nard at (561) 996-6751 Monday-
Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free nursing
assistant course
The Community Prayer Wor-
ship Center is giving back to our
local community. To help promote
job growth by providing free nurs-
ing assistant courses as a part to
help after the storm. The C.N.A.
course has already gained 25
young women and men who were
eager to enroll in this course. Many
are single parents or have suffered
job loss related to Hurricane
Wilma. Classes started Dec. 5 and
is twice a week from 5-9 p.m.
Monday and Thursdays. If you are
interested in this free course, call
(561) 996-7276 for more informa-
tion.
Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages of
much needed items to our mili-
tary men in Iraq. If you have a
friend or a loved one serving in
Iraq and would like us to send
them a package of supplies, give
us their contact information in
Iraq. We want to make sure our
trbops from the Glades are receiv-


ing support from their communi-
ty. For more information please
contact Elizabeth Cayson, Sup-
port-Our-Troops Wish List Chair-
person at 996-0129.
H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South Bay
have recently formed a group
called H.O.P.E. "Helping Others
Pursue Equality." This is due to the
monthly increase in our water and
sewer bills and will decide our
course of action. Meetings are
scheduled the first Wednesday of
every month in the Miracle by
Faith Fellowship Hall, 1035 N.W. 1
Street, South Bay. Your attendance
will make a difference.
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Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative,
on the fourth floor.
Bingo nights
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begin Bingo nights and will con-
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Clewiston High School has chosen junior Kristopher
Smith, left and junior Yolanda Rodriguez, right, as their
October Athletes of the Month. These hardworking ath-
letes always try their best and always put forth extra effort
in both practices and events. Smith and Rodriguez have
been signaled out for their team leadership skills and are
honest, reliable, and dependable. CHS extends their con-
gratulations to these two outstanding student athletes.



What about brain


health as you age?


With the rapid aging of the pop-
ulation, the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) is stepping up the
search for ways to keep brains
healthy as people grow older. The
effort moved an important step for-
ward today with a report by an
expert panel to the NIH, suggesting
a number of promising ways to
maintain or enhance cognitive and
emotional function. Specifically,
the group said, education, cardio-
vascular health, physical activity,
psychosocial factors and
genetics appear to be associat-
ed with healthy brains. Research
aimed at directly testing the effec-
tiveness of interventions in several
of these areas deserves more atten-
tion.
The report is published online
today in "Alzheimer's and Demen-
tia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's
Association". It is a product of the
Critical Evaluation Study Commit-
tee, a panel of experts appointed by
NIH and led by Dr. Hugh Hendrie of
Indiana University, Indianapolis.
The committee evaluated several
large on-going studies of older
adults for current scientific knowl-
edge on brain health.
"Three NIH institutes: the
National Institute on Aging (NIA),
the National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH) and the National
Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke (NINDS) established the
NIH Cognitive and Emotional
Health Project to coordinate and
speed research leading to interven-
tions for neurological health," says
NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni.
"This report suggests a future direc-
tion of research and is a terrific
example of what we can learn
when scientists of different special-
ties work together on a complex
Health issue."
Approximately 4.5 million
Americans have Alzheimer's dis-
ease, and additional numbers of
older people experience less
severe, but still have cognitive prob-
lems with the risk of such decline
increasing with age. In one area of
emotional health, depression, the
everyday living of an estimated two
million older adults is also at risk,
according to NIMH.
"With more Americans living
well into their 70s, 80s and 90s,
developing ways to preserve cogni-
tive and emotional health as we
grow older is a major public health
goal," says Richard J. Hodes, M.D.,
director of the National Institute on
Aging.
The panel broadly discussed a-
change in the focus of brain
research. In addition to studying
specific causes of brain disease and
dysfunction, research also should
approach it from the opposite
direction; looking at what works to
preserve brain health. Another
major theme emphasized the inter-
connectedness between cognitive
and emotional health. Cognitive


health and emotional well-being
are "inextricably linked," the report
concludes, and efforts should be
made to examine them together.
The evaluation committee
reviewed scientific data from 36
large, ongoing studies of aging and
identified more than 40 separate
factors that may play a role in cog-
nitive and emotional health. Those
highlighted in the
report are summarized below,
including those in which possible
interventions might be explored:
*Education: Higher levels of
education go along with both good
cognitive and emotional function
in the scientific literature. But scien-
tists don't agree why.
*Cardiovascular: A growing
body of observational research
links cognitive decline with several
traditional risk factors for cardiovas-
cular disease, including hyperten-
sion, greater body mass index,
heart disease, diabetes and smok-
ing. Understanding the impact of
these influences is important
because they can be modified
though lifestyle and medical inter-
ventions.
ePsychosocial: A number of
psychosocial factors: emotional
and social support networks, high
socio-economic status and low
stress levels, go along with cogni-
tive and emotional health later in
life. Stress, for example, has been
linked to cognitive decline, while
supportive friends and higher
socio-economic status are associ-
ated with better cognitive and emo-
tional health.
eDepression and anxiety: Some
studies associate a history of
depression or anxiety with poor
cognitive and emotional health
later in life. Researchers only
recently have recognized a possible
connection between mood disor-
ders and future cognitive decline.
*Physical activity: Finding out if
physical activity can protect against
cognitive deterioration "would be
of great public health importance
because physical activity is relative-
ly inexpensive, has few negative
consequences, and is accessible,"
the report says
*Chronic illness: Chronic ill-
nesses are linked to poor emotion-
al health, specifically depression, in
older people. Further study could
examine the important questions
.of cause and effect, whether illness
causes depression or whether
depression can make people more
vulnerable to illness.
*Genetics: There is a poor
understanding of genetic influ-
ences on cognitive and emotional
health. Genetic factors cannot be.
modified, but greater knowledge of
the genetics of cognitive and emo-
tional health could help identify
people at higher risk.
For more information from the
National Institutes of Health go to
http://www.nih.gov


Lake Area Varsity Sports

Schedules


Editor's note: The spring 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 coverage,
request a sports information sheet
or please send game stats to
myoung@newszap.com. If you
don't see your school's sports
schedule or sports news listed,
please contact the schools directly
and ask them to cooperate in sub-
mitting this information to us.
Spring Sports

Glades Day
Baseball
March 9: At Summit Christian
3:30 p.m.
March 11: Hosts St. Edwards 1
p.m.
March 13: At Dwyer 7 p.m.
March 16: Hosts King's Acade-
my4 p.m.
March 17: At St. Edwards 7 p.m.
March 28: At American Her-
itage (Delray) 7 p.m.
March 30: At Benjamin 4 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Summit Christian
4p.m.
April 6: At John Carroll 6 p.m.
April 11: Hosts Clewiston 4
p.m.
April 12: Hosts Moore Haven 4
p.m.
April 15: At Palm Beach Lakes 1
p.m.
April 19: At Pahokee 4 p.m.
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge
4p.m.
April 21: At Glades Central 7
p.m.
Softball
March 9: At King's Academy
4:30 p.m.
March 17-18: At South Florida
Slam Fest 2006
March 28: Hosts Jupiter Christ-
ian 4 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Benjamin 4
p.m.
April 6: Hosts Clewiston 5 p.m.
April 14-15: Bill Longshore
tournament
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
TRACKAND FIELD:
March 16: At Moore Haven 3:30
p.m.
March 30: At Palm Beach Quali-
fierTBA
March 31: At Clewiston Invita-
tional 3:30 p.m.
Clewiston High School
VarsityBaseball
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6 p.m.
March 14: Hosts Evangelical
Christian 6:30 p.m.


March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7
p.m.
March 21: Hosts Cypress Lakes
7 p.m.
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 29: Hosts Sebring 7 p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Evangelical Christian
7p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Her-
itage 6 p.m.
April 11: At Glades Day 4 p.m.
April 14: Hosts Lake Placid 7
p.m.
April 18: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6
p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at
Lemon Bay
Softball
March 10: Hosts Dunbar 6 p.m.
March 13: Hosts Cypress Lakes
7p.m.
March 14: At Immokalee 7
p.m.
March 17: At South Ft. Myers 7
p.m.
March 28: At Riverdale 7 p.m.
March 30: Hosts Avon Park 7
p.m.
March 31: At LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts LaBelle 7 p.m.
April 6: At Glades Day 5 p.m.
April 10: Hosts King's Academy
7p.m.
April 11: Host Immokalee 7
p.m.
April 13: At Moore Haven 7
p.m.
Tennis
March 16: Girls at LaBelle, boys
host LaBelle 4 p.m.
March.28: Girls host Sebring 4
p.m ..
March 30: Boys and girls at
Immokalee 4 p.m.
April 3: Girls at Lake Placid,
boys host Lake Placid 4 p.m.
April 6: Boys and girls host
Immokalee
April 13: Boys and girls at
Okeechobee 4 p.m.
Track
March 9: Girls at Palmetto
Ridge TBA
March 10: Boys at Edison
Relays 3 p.m.
March 14: At LaBelle 4 p.m.
March 17: At Bishop Verot Invi-
tational TBA
March 31: Hosts Clewiston
Invitational 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
Haven 5 p.m.
April 7: At LaBelle Invitational 4
p.m.
April 11: Districts at Golden
Gate 1 p.m.


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Who's Who 2004-2005

The following students have TaraJ. Miller
been featured in the 4th Annual Nicole R. Pope
edition of Who's Who Among Architithia Beard
American High School Students, Jared M. Combass
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Brooke C. Beatty Johnny Jones
Curtiesa D. Franklin Darryl J. Moore
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Sports in Brief

Tiger Tennis Tournament
CLEWISTON The Clewiston Recreation Department will be
sponsoring: Tiger Spring Break Tennis Tournament March 24 and
25. The event will include Men's and women's singles and doubles.
Entry Fee is $10 per person. For registration or more information
call Steve Gwyn at 983-3294 Or Angie Kelley at 983-1492.
Black Gold tennis tournament
BELLE GLADE Black Gold tennis tournament beginners to
advanced. Singles play April 1, doubles play April 9. You can expect
three to four hours of fun each day starting at 9 a.m. No entry fee.
Contact Ken Buchanan (561) 996-6107.
Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of Clewiston Recreation Department is
hiring Red Cross Certified lifeguards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Applications are available at Clewiston
City Hall.
Lifeguard training
CLEWISTON Red Cross lifeguard training first meeting will be
at 5 p.m. at the Youth Center March 28. Must be 16 years of age.
Classes are $150 per person. Call the Youth Center at 983-1492 to
sign up.
Big Bucks tournaments are coming
CLEWISTON Starting March 4-5, Bass Busters will be kicking
off their Big Bucks tournaments in Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee.
There will be additional tournaments held April 8- 9, May 6- 7, and
June 10;11. The Big Bucks Tournaments allow for larger paybacks
and more prizes. These are two-day events with total two-day
weight winning the tournaments. Multiple places will be paid based
on the number of participants. Entries may be picked up at local
bait and tackle shops, on the Bass Busters Web site at www.bass-
bustersflorida.com or by calling Chris Fickey at (941) 232-9539. The
Team entry is $200 and includes the Big Bass Jackpot and all tourna-
ments run from Safelight to 3 p.m. Sign-ups are also accepted up
until tournament start time at the city ramp in Clewiston.
Wheel Chair Rugby tournament
JUPITER The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment's Therapeutic Recreation Services Section, along with South
Florida Rattlers, is hosting the first USQRA Atlantic Sectional Tour-
nament, to take place at the West Jupiter Recreation Center, March
10-11. Call Renata Watson at (561) 966-7022, for more information.
Coast Guard makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed on your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informative and confidential boat inspec-
tion. A vessel safety check decal will be placed on boats that meet
all the requirements. Call 467-3085 to arrange a boat check.

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Brain injury is no joke


TALLAHASSEE The each
year in Florida, approximately
3,000 individuals sustain a moder-
ate-to-severe traumatic brain injury
(TBI). That's every 23 seconds and
it leads to more than one million
emergency room visits each year.
"Brain injuries and its effects are
rarely the topics at the dinner table
or in casual conversations so, our
goal is to make Floridians more
aware of the tragic consequences
of brain injuries," said DOH Secre-
tary Dr. M. Rony Frangois. "The
Department of Health is ready to
inform the public about ways to
reduce the risks of brain injuries."
Automobile crashes are the
most frequent cause of these life-
changing injuries, followed by falls
and acts of violence. According to
the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), males are 1.5
times as likely as females to sustain
a TBI. Babies to 4-year-olds and 15
to 19-year-olds are the highest-risk
age groups.
According to the CDC, Florida
has upwards of 20,000 total brain
injuries per year. Problems includ-
ing memory and problem solving,
managing stress and improving job
skills can be a lifelong challenge for


those with a TBI. It occurs more
often than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS,
multiple sclerosis and spinal cord
injuries combined. Despite this
fact, many Americans are not
aware of this public health prob-
lem or that prevention is the only
cure.
DOH recommends Floridians
follow the safety measures below
to prevent brain injuries:
Be a safe Floridian! Always
wear your seat belt.
When biking, always wear a
helmet.
Never, ever, shake a baby
Secure throw rugs in your
home to prevent slips and falls.
DOH promotes and protects
the safety of all people in Florida
through a delivery of quality
health care services and the pro-
motion of health care standards.
For more information about TBI,
please visit DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and select
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
from the drop down box or visit
the Brain Injury Association of
Florida at www.biaf.org. To
speak to an individual about
brain injury at DOH toll-free,
please call (866) 875-5660.


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Organic gardening: The pros and cons


Last week, Okeechobee had a
nice turnout at a farm field day.
Varri Green Farm hosted farm vis-
itors who wanted to learn a little
bit about what it's like to grow
vegetables using natural fertiliz-
ers and least toxic pesticides.
Over 20 persons attended, includ-
ing our new University of Florida
Vegetable specialist, Dr. Danielle
Treadwell.
What do you envision when
you hear the term "organic gar-
dening"? Do you think of
extremely large and beautiful
fruits and vegetables free of pesti-
cide residues and containing an
abundance of vitamins and min-
erals or do you picture insect
chewed leaves and fruit marred
by worm holes. Today's column
comes from Dr. Bob Black, and is
designed to clear up some confu-
sion surrounding organic garden-
ing.
Many of us have probably
used a form of organic gardening
without knowing it. The addition
of manure or compost into a gar-
den bed, the addition of peat-
moss, ground bark or leaf mold
to a planting mix, using bone
meal to fertilize bulbs and squirt-
ing aphids off a plant with a hose
are all forms of organic garden-
ing.
Both organic and convention-
al gardeners agree on the value of
the addition of organic matter to
the soil. Organic matter makes
soil easy to work, increases its
nutrient and water retention,
improves soil atmosphere, pro-
motes increased biological activi-
ty and adds nutrients to the soil.
A major difference of opinion
between conventional and natu-
ral gardening is with the method
of supplying nutrients to the
plant. The organic gardener uses


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Garden


only organic materials (e.g., ani-
mal manure, blood meal, cotton-
seed meal and wood ashes)
while the conventional gardener
uses inorganic materials (com-
mercial fertilizer). Since organic
fertilizers release nutrients very
slowly, there is less chance of fer-
tilizer burn.
However, the nutrient content
of organic fertilizers is far less
than that of commercial fertiliz-
ers, so large amounts of organic
fertilizer are needed to do the job
of a small amount of commercial
fertilizer. Whether you apply an
organic or commercial fertilizer,
the plant roots absorb nutrients
from both in the same elemental
forms.
The other major difference
between organic and conven-
tional gardening is the method of
pest control: Organic gardeners
do not use inorganic pesticides.
Instead, they use natural forms of
control.
One form of natural control
employed by organic gardeners
is by physical means. This may
involve picking an insect off a
plant and squashing them. Wash-
ing insects off plants with a
strong water spray from a garden
hose is another method of physi-
cal control.
Natural control of harmful
insects can also involve natural
predators. Some insects such as
ladybugs, praying mantises,


lacewing and trichogramma
wasps feed on harmful insects.
These insects may be purchased
and placed in your garden. How-
ever, there is no guarantee that
they will remain there. They may
stay and destroy many harmful
insects or they may leave soon
after released.
Other predators of harmful
insects are frogs, toads, lizards,
salamanders, snakes and birds.
Birds can be attracted by placing
bird baths and feeders in your
garden. However, not all birds eat
insects. Some birds eat fruits and
seeds and they can be very
destructive in your garden.
Spray preparations are anoth-
er method of insect control.
Soapy water sprays and oil sprays
are effective in controlling many
harmful insects. There are sprays,
which can be purchased that
contain diseases that effect insect
pests, such as Bacillus
thuringiensis (i.e. "B.t") and
milky spore disease. These
sprays are fatal to insects, but are
harmless to people.
Spray preparations derived
from plants have been reported
to help manage insects. Some of
these botanical sprays are toxic
to insects others are simply
offensive to them and discourage
them. Common toxic botanical
sprays include: Pyrethrum,
sabadilla, rotenone and ryania.
The sprays, which are offensive
to insects consist of home-made
extracts from juices of plants
such as onion, garlic, pepper and
marigold.
Some organic gardener's
believe that planting marigolds
near other plants will keep away
harmful insects. There is no sci-
entific evidence to prove or dis-
prove this at present. However,


there is evidence that mIarigolds
will reduce nematodes within a
three-foot radius of the plant.
Organic gardening is not for
everyone. Those who pursue
organic or natural gardening
approaches should expect to
have more chewed leaves and
plan on devoting more physical
work. For those who have the
time and are willing to exert the
extra effort, organic gardening
may be both productive and
rewarding.
Commercial growers that use
organic production methods are
required to prove that they are
using practices approved by the
USDA. The term "organic" is
backed up by a considerable
investment on the part of the
grower. Small-scale producers
such as Varri-Green Farm may
not be able to spend the amount
of required fees for this certifica-
tion. Instead, they have chosen to
follow all the organic practices
but avoid fees and paperwork by
being certified as "Naturally
Grown". Their certification is just
as valid as USDA organic, their
record keeping is just as rigorous,
their practices are equally safe,
and their products are absolutely
delicious.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee Web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on organic gardening, please e-
mail us at okeechobee@
ifas.ufl.edu or call us at (863) 763-
6469. Local residents can visit our
local green market on Thursday
evenings in downtown Okee-
chobee. Others can stop by our
office at 458 Hwy 98 North in
Okeechobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Gardeners
from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday after-


Fertilize appropriately to maintain your yard


By Ed Ayen
Florida Yards & Neighborhood
This is another in a series of
articles written about the new
area urban conservation pro-
gram called Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods.
Fertilizing your grass appro-
priately can produce a strong
healthy lawn with minimal pol-
lution of ground, and surface
water. A plush, healthy lawn
will require less chemical con-
trols for weeds, insects and dis-
eases.
When selecting a fertilizer,
look at the three numbers on
the bag. They will read some-
thing like 15-0-15. The first num-
ber is the percentage of nitro-
gen in the bag, the second is
phosphorous and the third is
potassium. Since most Florida
soils are naturally high in phos-
phorous, you may not need to
apply that element, so a 15-0-15
will do nicely.
It is best to apply a fertilizer
with slow release nitrogen as
they have less potential to leach
or run off into our waterways.
The bag should be, marked
"slow release" or if not look at
the ingredient listing on the


back of the bag. Then look for
the amount of nitrogen marked
slow release the higher the
percentage, the less chance of
leaching.
How much fertilizer to apply
depends on your desired level of
plushness. If you are applying a
good slow release fertilizer (50-
percent nitrogen in a slow
release form) you may apply up
to one pound of nitrogen per
1,000 square feet. That would
be 6.6 pounds of a 15-0-15 per
application. When applying a
"drop" spreader is recommend-
ed as it gives you a more even
spread. Try not to fertilize when
heavy rain is expected as this
will increase the potential for
run off and leaching.
In this area of Florida we rec-
ommend fertilizing twice a year,
once in March and then again in
October. To green your lawn up
in the summer, without increas-
ing growth, apply chelated iron
or iron sulfate.
Native trees and shrubs will
require minimal fertilizer, if any.
The roots of a mature tree may
extend 60 feet or more out into
your lawn; so any fertilizer you
apply to your lawn also fertilizes


the tree. Shrub roots also
extend quite a distance so are
also picking up fertilizer from
your lawn application. If trees
and shrubs are not located near
fertilized turfgrass, additional
nitrogen may be applied to
enhance growth. Here again, do
not exceed one pound of actual
nitrogen per application of a
good slow release fertilizer.
Maximum recommended yearly
application is two pounds of
nitrogen.
Palms have different nutri-
tional requirements. For palms
use a fertilizer with a ratio of 4-
1-6-2 Mg or equivalent where
the last number is for magne-
sium. Palms require magne-
sium along with other micronu-
trients such as iron, manganese,
zinc, copper and boron. Look
for specialty palm fertilizers and
follow the recommendations on
the label.
Citrus trees also require spe-
cial micronutrients or minor
elements for good health, so
use specialty citrus fertilizers
and follow label recommenda-
tions.
The Florida Yards and Neigh-
borhoods program is being


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Dr. Webster has joined Glades General
Hospital's team of physicians. Dr. Webster
is looking forward to giving quality Ear,
Nose and Throat care to our community.


n us in welcoming Dr. Webster.


Dr. Webster is currently
taking appointments.
Please call 561-996-3750
to schedule an appointment.

Glades Medical Plaza
941 S.E. 1st Street Belle Glade
(Behind Donut Connection)


Dr. Webster is in the office Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is office staff there daily to schedule appointments.


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local County Extension Service
in Highlands, Okeechobee and
Glades County and is partially
funded from Clean Water Act
Section 319 funding from the
U.S. EPA through the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection.
Ed Ayen is available to
address interested groups such
as homeowners associations,
voluntary organizations and
clubs. For further information he
can be reached by calling the
Highlands County Extension Ser-
vice office. Phone: (863) 402-
6540 or e-mail: edayen@ufl.edu.
Location is 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5837.


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Sports Complex, on 2/28,
Call to identify
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BLACK MALE CAT, W/Cataract
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DACHSHUND brown & red,
miniature, friendly, Bass-
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on 98N. (863)467-6996.
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load (863)763-6203
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ployment with paid holidays
and vacation. Must have
clean record, speak and un-
derstand English. Apply at
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cated on County Road 832
Keri Road) In Hendry
county or call
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Benefits available. Experience
in production, dispatch,
troubleshooting and employee
management a plus. Salary
based upon qualifications
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Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
FINISHED OPERATORS
Needed for backhoe & bulldoz-
er. Call 863-946-2438 or fax
863-946-2439
GROVE LABORERS/
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Duties include all aspects of
Grove/Farm labor and opera-
tion of various farm equip-
ment. Full time, year round
employment. Paid holidays
and vacation. Must speak
some English and have own
transportation. Apply at Tri-
Britton, Inc. Grove site locat-
ed on County Road 832 (Keri
Road) in Hendry County or
call 239-860-9085 M-F,
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Holidays Overtime
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work. This position will in-
clude keeping shop straight
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tivities. Must speak some
English and have own trans-
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holidays and vacation. Apply
at Tri-Britton, Inc. Grove site
located on County Road 832
Keri Road) in Hendry
county or call
239-860-9085 M-F, 9:00AM
to 5:00PM.

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Job opening for an upbeat
receptionist who must be
great with people and pays
attention to detail. Our com-
pany is offering a full-time
position located in Moore
aven, Fl. In this position
you will be responsible for
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The most important
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SERVICE MANAGER
Looking for self motivated ser-
vice manager to oversee
Serv. Depts. for HVAC, pro-
pane and appliance co.
Drugfree workplace. Com-
petitive wages and benefits.
Apply in person to
Glades Gas Co.
309 E. Sugarland Hwy.,
Clewiston
SOUTH BAY PRE-CAST
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Seeks Crane Operator and
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CDL Pref. D ok
Call 561-992-5050
TECHNICIANS/HELPERS
HVAC & Propane all positions.
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"'- Must be over 18, pass
background check & drug
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Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston or
804 Parrott Ave,
Okeechobee
TRUCK DRIVER
Full time CLASS B hazmat
driver to deliver for propane
co. Must be over 21, pass
background check& drug
test. Competitive wages &
benefits. Apply in person
804 N Parrott Avenue,
Okeechobee
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Experiehced only.
Expanded functions and
Radiograph license required.
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package with advancement
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Gloria @ 561-996-0960.
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now hiring for Direct Care
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adults with developmental
11:i tiliii :. Must be 18 to
apply. Must have valid driv-
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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:
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863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


CITY OF CLEWISTON
CASHIER/CLERK 1
Position Summary: Full time position requires dealing with the
general public, both in person and via telephone, answering in-
quiries, accepting payments, and providing routine information
concerning the City services and operations. Position requires
considerable independent judgment and discretion representing
the City in communications with the public and employees.
Must possess good typing skills and be capable of counting
money and making change. High School Diploma or GED re-
quired. EOE/DFWP Contact Human Resources at 115 W. Ven-
tura Ave., Clewiston, FL

CLEWISTON CHILD CARE
CENTER DIRECTOR

Harlem Academy Child Care Center is
seeking an experienced Center Director.
BS/BA degree required with experience
in all aspects of center operations. Send
resume to R.S. 4315 Metro Pkwy. Fort
Myers, FL 33916, FAX 239-278-3031.
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INTAKE COORDINATOR
Needed to obtain, verify and record intake
and insurance info for behavioral health clients
in Belle Glade. Must be able to work independent
ly. Computer skills required. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to (561)514-1987.
Apply at Human Resources Department,
149 SE Ave. D,
Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ACCOUNT CLERK
HOURLY RANGE: $10.68- $16.02
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Healthcare, State Retirement, annual
leave, sick leave, holidays and educational incentives.
MAJOR DUTIES: Answer phones,handle public inquiries,
data entry, process accounts payable and payroll.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
good typing skills with special emphasis on office organization
and file management. Applicant must be capable of operating
customary office machines and be knowledgeable in Microsoft
Works, Word and Excel. Applicant must present a neat and
professional appearance and possess good communication
skills. Applicant must be able to handle difficult situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent, and one year clerical experience.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application, and
valid Florida Driver's License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Clerk of Circuit Court
500 Avenue J Suite 102
.O. Box10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6010
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


HELP WANTED
Custodian. Must be able to work evenings. Must have a valid
driver license.

Forklift Operator/Assistant atthe Recycling & Hazardous
Waste Collection Center in LaBelle. CDL license preferred.
Mechanic Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an au-
tomotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
Mechanic II. Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B driver's license. Must
have a High School Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewiston.
GSI Coordinator for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor of
Science from an accredited college or university in computer
science, geography, or related field with considerable experi-
ence in the use of geographic information systems or 8yrs
equivalent experience.
These positions are full time with medical benefits, reTi-i,
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled. Job descriptions &
applications can be obtained in the Satellite Office in Clewiston
and the Courthouse in LaBelle in the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing assistance in the
application process should contact the Hendry County Com-
missioners HR Department.


EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

The Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting appli-
cation for an Executive Secretary Position until
4:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2006. Must be 18
years or older; high school diploma; at least
three years of secretarial/clerical experience:
education in secretarial science; :"r' -1 "
office and computer skills. Must ',l .v;,~ill isl
follow oral/written instructions; t : ',' ,'F'I.
excellent written/oral communication s,,li,
working knowledge :ii Mcro, ii'A:l Power-
point, & Excel programs; ibililv I perform com-
plex administrative tasks; : .;',i Ii ,b i ii,:
ability to work well independently, Prefer Bi-Lin-
gual. Good benefits. B.i .: .'" .', 'Il 'le,;i ill be
performed. Applicant must complete application
even if submitting resume. Submit resume/ap-
plication to: Julia Hale, Executive Director, 465
Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476. Pahokee
Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Promotes a Drug Free Workplace.

BRANCH SPECIALIST-GLADES AREA
The American Red Cross has an opening for a Branch Special-
ist in our Glades Area branch. This position is responsible
for the daily operations of branch office and community out-
reach. Should be comfortable speaking to community
groups, become a certified CPR Instructor and assist with
disaster emergency response. Bi-lingual a plus.
Excellent benefits package.
Please email cover letter and resume with salary history to
boothel@redcross-pbc.org
or fax (561) 650-9147.
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ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
1348 SOUTH MAIN STREET
BELLE GLADE, FL 33430

Original Equipment Company in Belle Glade is looking for an experienced
detail oriented individual to perform routine office and clerical duties as well
as some complex and diversified duties.
These duties will include, but are not limited to: accounts receivable,
accounts payable, collections, payroll, and making a daily deposit. Individual
will cross train in other areas as needed and must be able to pick up tasks
quickly. Computer skills are a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Two to five years of office accounting experience.
2. Requires excellent communication, organizational and customer
service skills.
3. Proficient in MicrosoftWord and Excel.
4. High School Diploma or G.E.D.
5. Must be a team player with a positive attitude, and be able to work
in a fast-paced environment.

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counting and reporting, cost accounting, fixed assets and
budgeting. Serves as a financial resource to a specific
segment of the organization (i.e. groves, processing,
sales and fruit procurement). Must be able to back up oth-
er areas as needed.
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Fax: 863-902-3168
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's larg-
est diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are
employee owned and have excellent benefits including out-
standing Medical & Dental plans.
All successful applicants will be drug tested and a
background check will be given US Sugar is an Equal
Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce *
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


PACKAGING MECHANIC

Okeelanta/Florida Crystals a fully integrated Sugar
company has an opening for a qualified Packaging
Mechanic.

Qualifications should include:

Industrial and or packaging experience and
demonstrated knowledge of:

Mechanics
Electronics
Electrical Instrumentation
Knowledge of hydraulic systems
Knowledge of pneumatic systems
d Ability to read and analyze machine
drawings and specifications
Knowledge of gauges and other
indicator systems

Excellent Attendance
Possess Mechanic Tools
3-5 years of Mechanic Experience

Working with production machinery
components and ability to conduct test
Ability to troubleshoot electrical motors
and motor assemblies
Ability to troubleshoot and repair and
replace basic electrical components
and devices
Safety and knowledge and Practices
Physically fit to perform mechanic
functions
Ability to order parts, collect date for
machine repairs
Ability to work weekends

Call (561)993-1610 for an application or apply in
person at 21250 U.S. Highway 27, South Bay, FL
33493.
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Mechanics and Welders

$20.06 per HR
Mechanics
5+ years of experience as a journeyman level mechan-
ic with the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and
repair industrial equipment such as pumps, motors,
conveying systems, hydraulics, turbines, gear boxes
and related equipment.

Welders
Perform welding on various types of steel structures,
pressurized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to
weld with mig and tig. Ability to use a plasma cutter, air
arc and acetylene torch.
Fax: 863-902-3168
Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com
Employment Office on WC Owen in Clewiston
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are en-
couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace
and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing


HVAC TECHNICIAN

Pahokee Housing Authority is accepting
applications for a highly responsible po-
sition, HVAC technician, until 4:00 p.m.,
Friday, March 10, 2006. Must be 18
years of age or older; high school diplo-
ma or equivalent; EPA refrigerant certifi-
cations; ability to lift 50+ Ibs; Valid
Florida's Driver's License, Class E; good
driving record; at least three years expe-
rience in maintenance, servicing, and re-
pairing of appliances containing Freon;
experience in operating recovery systems
and proper disposal of refrigerants or
Freon. Credential, certifications, etc.,
must be presented at interview. Good
benefits. Must be bondable. Back-
ground check will be performed. Appli-
cant must complete application even if
submitting resume. Submit resume/ap-
plication to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc-
tor, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL
33476. Pahokee Housing Authority is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and pro-
motes a Drug Free Workplace.


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GENERAL MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
(Palm Beach County Facilities Mgl..
Belle Glade), $12.42/hr. Requires I lhi
school/equivalent and 4 yrs. exp. in 'iiiI:1-
ing, facilities maintenance, nil,: .-i-
cal/electrical/plumbing repairs at the,
semiskilled level. Preference for exp.: Re-
pairing, maintaining or installing carpen-
try, plumbing, electrical or air-
conditioning equipment. Also desirable:'
Experience with maintenance, repair
and/or construction in a commercial, in-
stitutional or correctional facility. Visit
www.pbcgov.com for job description &
appl.; submit with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 pm 3/17/06 to Palm Beach
County HR, 50 S. Military Trail #210,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415. Fax
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A Medicare Certified
Home Health Agency has immediate openings
for experienced professionals.

DIRECTOR OF NURSING
FL RN License
Clinical & Management experience.
MARKETER/ INTAKE COORDINATOR
PHYSICAL THERAPY Full Time / Part Time
(Per Diem also available).
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Per Diem
SPEECH THERAPY: Per Diem
CNA/HOME HEALTH AIDE:
Full Time / Part Time. Offers excellent benefits.
(Per Diem positions also available).

For consideration,
please fax your resume to (863)983-9883
ATTN: Human Resources
Tel.# (863) 983-3700
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ed 1912,1913,1917,1919,
good shape, worth $200 sell
for $25 neg (863)675-3032


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25.Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials5-l4
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, Li.es & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND.- SPT portable,
7500 btu, vent kit, $250
(918-914-0908 OR
(918)914-0979


CAST IRON KITCHEN SINK-
with faucet, $25
(863)763-6901
CEDAR CHESTS Antique, (2),
approx. 47"L x 19"W x22"
H, $350/neg. for both.
(863)634-2863.
DISHES- 8pc setting, w/sq
bread plates, rose pattern,
made in England/Sheraton
Johnson Bros. $300
(863)634-9620 Okee area


CONVECTION OVEN- Sharp,
Like new. Large capacity.
$200. (239)324-2386
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $125
(863)675-0969
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
863)635-5826 Frostproof
REFRIGERATOR- Whirlpool,
Works good. $50 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6317
SLEEPER SOFA, Light green
stripe, Oak coffee table, Lazy
Boy recliner ,rose color.
$100. will sep 863-467-6317
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
large capacity, white, $275
or best offer (863)357-1560
WASHER- small capacity,
works great, $50
(561)248-7327


TANNING BED- 28 bulb,
Standing booth, Tanning Hut,
Good cond. $1200 or best
offer 863-467-1788 Eves
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119


SOFA- Rita's- floral, $200,
Avail to see Thur Mar 2nd
1-4pm (863)357-5881.


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$9,800. 40x80 $18,400. Ex-
tensive range of sizes and
models. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
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ALUM WINDOWS- new, 53
1/8 x 50 5/8, asking $350
(239)770-6855
FENCING: Heavy Duty, New.
All parts enough for at least
400 ft. $2000
(863)673-4787
METAL DOOR, Exterior,
3'X6'9". $10. (863)467-1777
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
Ser. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
NEW SINK- base, faucet, ask-
ing $90 (863)675-1634 after
6pm
PIPE- 1 1/4", black plastic, 90
ft roll. $20 (863)763-6901
SCREEN DOOR, 36x80, Heavy
Duty, White, Aluminum. Good
condition. Needs rescreening.
$25. (863)763-1997 BHR
SHINGLES- 9 bundles, 25 yr
antique silver, 23 bundles 30
yr antique silver, $453 for all
(239)464-1987
USED PLYWOOD- 50 pcs
'2'x8', 3/4" & 50 pcs 3'x2',
3/4 $300 For all.
(239)770-6855
WINDOW, Aluminum, Rough
Opening. 14"x40", Double
hung. Frosted glass. $8. Buck
Head Ridge. (863)763-1997


POOH STROLLER, Car seat
combo, & Pooh infant swing
$150. Will separate.
(863)673-2696


PAGEANT DRESS- Little girls
Pastel green w/sequins. Size
4 $45. Call (863)763-5918
leave message
PROM DRESSES Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Size
small $125 will sep.
(863)635-6677


CLOCK O'Douls, 14" dia.,
wall, electric, neon lite, '92
series, running & exc.
$100/neg. (863)465-9470
CLOCK Schlitz Beer, neon
lite, self standing, electric,
40+ yrs, running & exc.
$100/neg. (863)465-9470.
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943



COMPUTER- Dell, Win Xp, lots
of games & software,
CDRW/DVD, 256MB Ram,
$225 (239)728-3454 Iv msg
COMPUTER DESK- Large,
Good condition. $75.
(863)467-2545
WEB TV- computer w/2
keybrd, cordless ph & ans
mach, $125 (863)902-0257


BR SUITE- 5pc, pine, no bed-
ding, $250 (863)467-2659
BR SUITE- full size, w/pillow
top mattress, $250 Avail to
see Thur Mar 2nd 1-4pm
(863)357-5881.
DINETTE SET- table, leaf & 4
capt. chairs, mauve, good
condition, $100
(863)467-9054 Okeechobee
DR TABLE- with 4 chairs,
lass top, Italian marble base
60(863)824-3319
FUTON BUNK BEDS- Black
metal, With mattresses, Al-
most new. "$200.
863-532-9667
FUTON, like new, wood and
wrought iron base w/6 inch
mattress $200 neg.
(863)467-2063
KING BED SET- complete, 14"
pillow top mattress, dark
wood headboard, good cond
$150(863)635-5457
LEATHER COUCH- Ivory, 7',
Excellent condition $550.
(863)357-6660 Leave mes-
sage
LOVESEAT, Micro Fiber, Fern
Green. 2 months old. $175.
Will deliver for $200.
(239)340-8503
ROCKER RECLINER- bur-
gundy, good cond., $60
(863)467-5477
SECTIONAL SOFA, $900 OR
BEST OFFER (863)763-3617
SOFA & TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
$600 for all will sell separate
(863)763-3617


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SWIVEL ROCKERS- 2, Excel-
lent condition. $80. Will sep-
arate 863-532-9667
TABLE with four chairs, very
good cond., maple wood and
iron, $500 or best offer.
(561)449-6410



GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, $135.
(863)946-3123
GOLF TRAVEL BAG, hard vi-
nyl, by Flight Master, for car-
rying golf clubs on planes,
trains, $100 neg.
(863)357-3294
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MODEL 510 Remington, Tar-
get Master, 22 cal., very
ood cond. collectors gun
150 (863)467-8578
REMINGTON 7MM MAGNUM,
with scope 3x9, $400.
(863)634-6597
RIFLE- Marlin, 22 mag, bolt
action, SS, lamanated stock,
..j i6TIT1:,n:i 4-12X40 scope,
$350 (863)763-4961
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28/2. 357
mag, 4" bbl. Reblued, pitting
under $400. 937-215-0307



BOW FLEX POWER PRO-
w/leg press & vertical pull
down bar, $800 or best offer
(863)467-8814 Jackie
NORDIC TRAC- Ski machine,
With digital read out $100.
(863)697-1431
PROFORM ELLIPTICAL
TRAINER- Very good condi-
tion. $150. (561)248-7327



-ATIO FURNITURE- Set of 6
chairs w/cushions. $25. You
pick up.(863)675-8141



Electric scooter, red, brand
new $1200 (863)763-7573
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328
MEDICAL CHAIR- Jet One,
Like new, used 1 month.
$400. (239)324-2386
MEDICAL SCRUBS 6 Pairs,
size medium. $60.
(863)763-8742.
MOBILITY 3 Wheel Scooter,
like new, perfect cond., very
nice, less than 1 yr. old,
$650. (863)675-3251
WHEELCHAIR- Folds, Good
condition. $75.
(863)467-2267
WHEELCHAIRS, good shape
oversized, new, $250.
863-357-8788, leave phone

WHEELCHAIRS, regular adult
size $175. 863-357-8788,
leave phone #.


"CHRIST IS ALL." If you have
Christ, you have everything.
Without Jesus Christ, you
have absolutely nothing.
Read a life-changing book at:
WWW.CHRIST-IS-ALL.US.
CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
sailing r/t from Ft. Lauderdale
November 2006- March
2007. From $499 (port taxes
included) with FREE BUS!'
(800)741-1770, www.alla-
boardtravel.com. ARC Ex-
empt.
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo, Wild Boar. Our
season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro-
phy in two days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
(314)209-9800; evenings
(314)293-0610.
LEATHER JACKET- New,
Black Mustang racing jacket.
Size 2XL, $100.
(863)675-0550
Pressure Washer, Honda,
13hp, (1) long & (1) short
wand, $500. (863)634-2730



Electric organ, Lowry &
bench. Excellent cond. Estate
sale Must sell $50
(239)822-3134
ORGAN- Good deal, elec,
bench, instructions, sheet
music, Cost $4000 sacrifice
$700 (863)635-4076



FAX REFILL 2 pack of PC
202RF, paid $50, asking
$35/neg. (863)634-3783.
PAPER SHREDDER -
CCS/7000 Achiever Cross-
cut, new $250, now $125.
(863)634-2863.

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BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$50 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
CANARY- red frosted female,
$80 (863)357-3639
CHIHUAHUA, puppy, Shots
current, Health Cert. $300.
(863)675-3729 or
(863)675-2541
DACHSHUNDS PUPPIES, AKC
8 wks. old, all Females
w/health certificates. $350
each. (863)467-7288



HEDOON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
Texas Hunter Auto Feeder,
holds approx. 50 Ibs., $150.
(863)634-2730


BIG SCREEN TV 54", Sony,
like new, asking $650.
(954)931-9946.
COLOR TV- 13", cable ready
$40 (863)635-5457 or
(863)528-0477
TV- '03 Sanyo, 32", with new
entertainment center asking
$300 (863)357-2233 Okee
area



CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer.
EXTENSION LADDER, 18' fi-
berglass, new, $90 cash
(863)675-4970 leave mes-
sage
HONDA MIXER ENGINE 8hp,
for concrete mixer. $450
(863)228-3483
JIG SAWS (2) Black & Decker,
both for $25 or will sell sep-
arate. (863)467-7953
MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic, exc cond., half price, $17
cash (863)675-4970 leave
message
SCROLL SAW-, Sears, 16",
Excellent condition. $50. or
best offer (410)228-7137



DIRT DEVIL- Vision upright,
bagless, w/attachments
12am, $50 (918)914-0908
or(918)914-0979



ENCLOSED CAR HAULER-
8 1/2 x 20 or 24 ft.
(863)675-0358
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J.Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted to Buy: Lincoln Wheat
Cents and Old Coins. Single
coins, accumulations, entire
collections. Littleton Coin
Company Since 1945. Call
(800)581-2646, e-mail coin-
buy@littletoncoin.com.
Mention code B8K720.
WANTED TO BUY: Open Trail-
er, 5x8. In good condition.
Willing to pay $500-$600.
(863)612-1396
WANTING TO BUY Cedar or
Cypress logs. Will pick up.
Please call Larry
(518)469-0990


Agriculture

MI T

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 915
Farm Produce 8120
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn S Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.'Suppliea 860
Seeds, Plants.'
Flowers 865




TRACTOR TIRES- 2, New, Kel-
ly Springfield 480/80R46,
Radial Powermark $1100.
(239)657-2312

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.



BAREBACK PAD Red fleece,
slightly used, good cond.,
$20. (772)263-1178.
QUARTER HORSE-
Mare,13yrs old $1500 firm.
(863)675-0058
SADDLE Handcrafted leather,
exc. cond., dark walnut fin-
ish, $300/firm.
(863)357-2274.
TOE STOPPERS (2), fits any
size/style stirrup, used 2x's.
Paid $80, asking $40.
(772)263-1178.



Rider Mower good for pull-
ing small garden trailer $25
(863)467-0171
RIDING LAWN MOWER, John
Deere, 17hp, 42" cut, under
250 hrs., $1100 or best of-
fer. (863)697-8831
RIDING MOWER Yard King,
12 HP, rear bagger, needs
engine work. $40.
(863)467-8124.
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
141/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear
bagger. Exc. shape $550.
863-467-6025


RIDING MOWER- new Crafts-
man, 42" cut, 2 hours, ask-
ing $1000 or trade for golf
cart (863)467-4735



CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Cows avail.
$350 & up. (863)235-0829.
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127



PALM CORN PLANT 5 1/2'
tall in 7 gallon pot. Expen-
sive, but asking $50.
(863)763-0625.


ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn,
3br, 2ba, garage, AC, heat
canal, oaks, orange trees,
$950/mo, Lst/sec
(248)939-1447
772)559-7840
jnagel932(aol.com









-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area









DESTIN, FLORIDA. Directly on
the Water, NEW Boutique
Hotel. Harbor Beach, Pool.
Steps to Finest Restaurants.
Minutes to Gulf, Golf, Shop-
ping. Introductory Rate.
www.innondestinharbor.com
(800)874-0470.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.-
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060U
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Belle Glade, Muti-Unit
CBS Apartments. 1 & 2 Bdrm.
Call Thompson-Broker
(561)996-5264
ST. PETERSBURG CONDOS <
Resident Owned, 55+, No
Rentals or Pets, Many Ac-
tivities/Amenities. 1 Bed-
room from $65,900; 2
Bedroom from $89,900. Call
Elaine King, Panache Realty,
727) 525-901 8,
727)321-5028.



MONTURA, 3br, 2ba, New
Home. 1 + ac. Owner financ-
ing. (863)675-6129

OKEECHOBEE- Prime SW
Section 3/4/2, Beautiful
home on 1/2 ac, Minutes
from Lake Okeechobee,
2,862 sq ft under roof,
heated lanai overlooking
custom pool in huge
screen patio, vaulted &
coffer ceilings, recessed
lighting, marble baths, tile
floors throughout, city wa-
ter, privacy fenced back-
yard, hurricane shutters
and equipped for genera-
tor, no thru traffic road, too
many extras to mention,
ready to move in
$359,000. For appt. call
(863)634-0571.

PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.

Riverfront Home
LaBelle
Dock/Lift Boathouse
2BR/2BA
Appraised $675,000
Quick Sale Price
$599,000
Owner financing,
Will trade for
acreage.
305-481-1316 or
863-234-1814.

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MOORE HAVEN 33471
-~ TOP LOCATION ~-
Will Divide
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27,Ideal for Bank,Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner- Pat

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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


Port LaBelle, 2 vacant bldg.
or investment lots- 80x125,
Moss Circle or Hob Court.
New homes on street, phone,
elec., water. Owner may con-
sider financing. Your choice
$39,900 (941)924-5120 or
email rabj64@yahoo.com



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE Private, gated
mountain community with
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1
to 8+ acres from the $60s.
Incredible views! Custom
community lodge with
mountain spas, riverwalk.
Call (866)292-5762. Bear
River Lodge.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
INVESTMENT or RECREA-
TIONAL Properties in the
BEAUTIFUL STATE OF
GEORGIA. Contact Peach-
State at (866)300-7653 or
Visit our Property For Sale
Section at www.rubuyin-
grealestate.com GAL 2550.
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
throughout America; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres. FREE,
monthly Special Land Re-
ports: www.land-want-
ed.com/sw.
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA.
The Very Best of Riverfront,
Lakefront, Acreage Tracts,
Building Parcels From 1 to
195 Acres Direct From Own-
ers (706)276-7773.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
Y MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
on mountain top in gated
community, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $119,500 owner
( 8 6 6 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
NEW TO MARKET! DEEP WA-
TER LOTS Beautifully situat-
ed on 50 acres with 2,800
feet of magnificent frontage
on Battery Creek in Beaufort,
SC. Offering deep waterfront
dockable, tidal creek and pri-
vacy wooded lots starting
from $59,900 Call
(877)929-2837.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE Gated mountain
community bordering a large
lake. Spectacular views.
Community boat ramp, pri-
vate boat slips. Between
Chattanooga & Knoxville.
Call today (866)292-5769.
Gates of the River.
TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY Scenic home-
sites surrounding Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites &
5 to 40 acre privacy sites
from the $40's. 90 min to
Nashville. Grand opening of
Phase II coming soon! Call
(866)339-4966.
WATERFRONT! 2 acres +/-
$159,900. Gorgeous
acreage, great views, pristine
shoreline & deep boatable
water! Near Bath NC. Enjoy
access to ICW, Sound, At-
lantic. Paved road, under-
ground utilities, well water,
septic approved. Excellent fi-
nancing. By appointment on-
ly. Call now (800)732-6601
x1497.

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classlfleds.


WATERFRONT BARGAINS!
Lake Access from
$202/month!* Direct Lake-
front starting at $99,900!
ONE DAY ONLY LAND SALE!
SATURDAY, MARCH 25,
2006 Just 20 minutes from
Augusta, GA Excellent fi-
nancing available Call today
for an early appointment!
(888)LAKE-SALE x 1030
Based on purchase price of
$39,900 w/ 10% down, fixed
rate of 6.75% for 5 yrs,
15-year term w/balloon pay-
ment due at the end of 5 yrs.
Terms and rates subject to
change without notice. Void
where prohibited bylaw.
Waterfront Land Sale! Direct
Waterfront Parcels from only
$9,900! 2 acres dockable
with Log Cabin Pkg. from
$89,900! 4.5 acres dockable
waterfront only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.
Western New Mexico- 20
Acres Starting at $39,990
Scenic region, Views, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife. Family
retreat, hunting property or
year round home. Power,
100% financing. NALC
(866)365-2825.



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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale '0)'0




MOBILE HOME LOTS
For Sale
Shiv Island & Pahokee
(561)996-4524



PIONEER PLANTATIONS- 3/2
dbl wide, Ig porch, 40 acres,
$800/mo, 1st. Lst &
sec,(954)437-3044



MOBILE HOME 50x12, fur-
nished, 36x10 Fl Room, patio,
deck, 157 Meadow Lot camp-
ground Ortona, $14,000 neg.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BAYLINER CAPRI- '86, 85hp,
$2300. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. Sold with trailer
$2200. Neg. (863)673-4405
BOAT MOTOR- older model
Johnson 10hp, starts & runs
great, Bargain $295
(863)635-3465
CAPE CRAFT '93, 18 Ft. Flats
Boat w/'93 Evinrude, 115 hp,
Tandem galvanized trailer.
Fresh Water Boat w/ platform
& pole. 194 hrs. $6100
862-268-0817/268-1941
HYDRO SPORT 1998, 18 Ft.,
Center Console, 115 Johnson,
New electronics. Tandem
Trailer. $9800.863-610-1674
LIGHTNING- 16'.9" w/trolling
motor 110 Evinrude, Rebuilt
'05, less than 15hrs. Ready
to go! $3200.765-617-7861
PONTOON- 30', Redone deck,
Carpet, seats, Bimini, camo
gray, 60hp Johnson Runs
good. Needs carb work, no
trailer $3500 neg.
(863)673-2480


ALUMASCAPE '04- 34ft, 2
slides, 3 awnings, 2 TV's,
furnace, AC, day/hight
shades, Queen bed, W/D,
chest freezer, fold out bay
window, dinette, $26,000
(863)983-7907
CENTURY, '80, 30' needs lit-
tle bit of work, good shape,
$1000. (863)357-3981
eves.


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Eagle's Nest


Estates

A secluded, private
ranch subdivision '. '
offering beautiful
vistas of pristine
natural habitat.

Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.



7WALT7ES-SC2HI4EB
WAWRCAMwa YE. 772-468-8306
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Pace Arrow 34ft 1983, 80k
miles, fully equipped, leveling
jacks, just tuned $7500
(772)597-6158 or
954)801-6158



OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20hp
Evinrude, zero hours, just re-
built, 20" shaft, $1000
(863)228-3483
SURF & BOAT POLES- Sever-
al, $165. or best offer
(302)875-2350



GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $6500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jrissomebeach@earthlink.net
HONDA MOTORCYCLE
CM400, '81, needs work,
brand new light & tire to be
put on $200. (863)983-7457
HONDA MOTORCYCLE
CM400, '81, needs work,
brand new light & tire to be
put on $200.(863)983-7457

HffBsSQ 30-35


GO CART- 6hp, 2 seater, older
model, $250 (863)674-0539
LaBelle area.
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $800
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
GO-CART, 6.5hp, Silver Fox 2
seater, lyr old. Paid $1600.
Like new condition. $750.
(863)381-3521


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40J3
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 404i)
Parts Repails 4045
Pickup Trucks 40)50
Sport Utility 40(1
Tractor Trailers '060r
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK SKYLARK, '87, runs
$900 or best offer
(863)801-1407 or
863)801-1408
CADILLAC '83- new tires, AC,
18 mpg, runs exc., $1200 or
best offer (863)467-1229 or
(863)634-4256
CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 5
spd., looks good, runs good,
many new parts, $1700.
(863)763-5178
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $6000. 863-467-1301
Complete mobile car detailing
equipment $1500
(863)697-1903
CROWN VICTORIA 1990 ask-
ing $600 Call Beverly
(561)755-0239
GEO TRACKER, '92, 4 cyl.,
may need trans work, $700
or will trade. (561)261-0205
LINC TOWNCAR '92- 4dr ex-
ecutive, all power, 120K,
runs great, tires & brakes ok
$2500(937)631-4601
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
LS 1991, exc. condition,
white, 4 dr., mag wheels,
$2400. (863)675-1891.
NISSAN ALTIMA, '95, 4 dr, 4
cyl., auto, cold a/c, runs
good, looks good, $2400.
(561)261-0205
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
'91- 85K, run & looks great,
$1800 or best offer
(863)697-8731
OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE '84-
asking $300 or best offer
(863)824-3319
Saturn SL2 '95, 5 spd, ac, cd,
new clutch, pw, moon roof,
runs & looks good, $1400 Call
(863)824-0561/447-5171


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the clas-
sifieds."



BRONCO II '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuiltutrans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789
Jeep Wrangler Sport'98, 4.0L
4WD Auto, Red, Tan Hardtop,
Loaded! Gar. kept/Exc. Cond.
$9900. neg. 863-697-1972
SUBARU SW- '89, 4x4, Very
Clean, New tires. $1000.
(863)214-1286

Golf Carts 4


GOLF CART, '94 Club Car,
lights, curtains, charger, high
speed, exc. cond., $1650.
(772)332-6623
GOLF CART- 94 Easy Go, top
2 seats, elec, no charger,
$1995 neg (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- 98 .lulb.ci gas,
top, new seat, low hrs,
$1995(863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, 48V
elec, w/batt charger, also
roof, $1300 (863)763-8714


CALOOSA MOBILE

HOMES


Beautiful 1/2 acre lot w/home in
Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath
28'x60' on cul-de-sac, large
open kitchen, ceramic tile floors,
central a/c. Plenty of room on lot
for garden or workshop. Very
convenient location off Hwy 80
between Clewiston & LaBelle
$94,900


Call or come by:
600 E. Cowboy Way
In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or
toll free 866-368-4300











Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299


CHEVY ASTRO VAN '96 7 pas-
senger, 195K. All power. Out-
standing maintenance. Top
cond. $3895. (863)675-7350
DODGE- '84, 15 Passenger, 1
ton, Nice seats $1800
(863)673-0782


BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $200
or best offer (363)763-6747
DIESEL ENGINE, Completely
rebuilt. Includes transmis-
sion. Steel. $1000.
(561)992-8692/449-1355
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $175
(863)467-4328
HITCH, Class Ill-IV with ball
mount, fits '91-'94 Ford Ex-
plorer, $50. (863)675-3251
HONDA ACURA 4 LUG RIMS-
(4) with new tires, $300
(863)675-2627
HYDRAULIC TRUCK CAP- fits
8ft bed, $500
863)357-0607 or
863)697-1417
ROD & MAIN BEARINGS-
New, .10 over for 40L Jeep
straight 6 $25.
(863)467-6696
TOPPER- white fiberglass, fits
'01-'03 F150 Super Crew PU,
like new, $900
(863)465-1706 Bill



CHEVY PICKUP 86 Custom
tin, A/C, 37K, new D/T.
$3500. (772)360-5067.
DODGE RAM- '84, 6 cyl, Auto,
Great gas, Cold air. 75k orig
miles. $1800 863-763-3451
F350 1994, 4 door crew cab,
white, automatic, bedliner,
$5,000/or best offer.
(772)360-5067.
NERF BARS, Westin, Black,
came off Dodge, will fit long
or short wheel base, exc.
cond. $200. (850)251-8817
TONNEAU COVER- For Dodge
6' box, Black $150.
(863)675-4525
TOYOTA- '85, 2WD, 4 cyl,
5spd, A/C, Stereo, Bedliner,
Tool box, Extra clean $2500.
(863)632-9166



JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LA-
REDO 1995- red, auto,
$4500 (863)763-7573



CAR DOLLEY good condi-
tion, $450 firm
(863)763-4617
CAR HAULER: $2000.
(863)697-2434
CAR HAULER- 80" X 15', all
steel, alum ramps, shock re-
sistant lights, $800
(863)675-0358
UTILITY TRAILER, 19', open
w/rails, HD, dual axle, 1 yr.,
holds 1 car & 2 motorbikes,
$1750. (561)909-7367

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Honda Odyssey Van, '97, 7
pass., good mi., pw, a/c,
sunroof, very good cond.,
$7000. (239)503-0339

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Public Notices



Public Notice 5.'
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-202-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MELI LOPEZ-PEREZ
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MELI
LOPEZ-PEREZ, deceased, whose date
of death was August 5, 2005, is pend-
ing in the Circui Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is PO. Box 1760,
Labelle, Florida 33975-1760. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
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 (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 23,2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
D. Hugh Kinsey, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 961213
Sheppard, Brett, Stewart,
Hersch & Kinsey, PA.
9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Telephone: (239) 334-1141
Personal Representative:
D. Hugh Kinsey, Jr.
9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
118420 CGS 3/9,16/06
NOTICE OF MEETING
GERBER GROVES
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
The annual meeting of the landowners of
Gerber Groves Water Control District
will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday,
March 24, 2006 in the meeting room
of the Hendry County Extension Office,
Labelle, Florida. A meeting of the
Board of Supervisors will be held im-
mediately after the landowners' meet-
ing.
The purpose of tihe meeting is to elect a
;.5l mr,-;e r -pri o a budget for
,, j,.- J .',,: ,' ,, conduct other
business as necessary.
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RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
2BR, 1BA w/ detached Sugarland Circle 2BR, 2BA 1994 SWM 1.25
24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BA home, detached acres $99,900
$150,000 garage w/ guest suite on 2BR, 2BA SWMH 1.25 acres
3BR, 1 1/2 BA and12.80 ac. Call for details $82,500 adj. lot available
3BR, 1 1 2 BA and
efficiency $131,000 CB 2BR, 2BAPIONE.$89,90ER
2B 2BR, 2BA,.ac. $89,900
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BR, 1 BA $279,000 VACANT LAND
$295.00 21R, 11/BA2 Cndo (8)VACANT LAND
4BR,$295.00 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo 8) 2.5 acres Pioneer $74,900
R, 2BA New Home $150K Monutra Lots Available
$345,000
2 or 3 BR/1BA Neat MOBILE HOMES 5 ac. Ladeca $169,900 on
3BR, 2BA 1998 Mobile Canopy Lane
$115.000 Home $72,000 COMMERCIAL
3BR. 2BA with study and 2BR, 2BA 1993 DWMH- Buildi
pool. New Subdivision $110,000 on lake Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
$359,900 27 100'x100' $550,000
$ 0MOORE HAVEN Indiyat lnfi M +
3BLo&ft 3&1 3BR, 1BA CBS 3 lots1 i ~r'S $ '
$19 $162,000 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BA with pool on 7 2Bg pg GgM Gfiver & Apt. $200,000
acres Palmdale $350,000 $299,900

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4'.L' r' DIG' t Lel Lot foi sale, 954 Gerace Court,
L.. Moore Haven, $40,000
Beautifully Landscaped Lot. 943 Yacht Nice Lot in Lakeport on 11260 Click
Club Way. Moore Ilaven $30,000 Drive, $24,000
Lovely 3/2 lHome on 3 Lots, 414 Avenue ,' -+A--L-E.yDi& !~'1'
O, Moore Haven. $224,900 Single Family Home, 669 Park Avenue,
Large Lot. 1 city Limits, Moore Haven, Moore Haven $245,000
Just reduced from $87,000 to $76,390 Singlewide Mobile Home. 400 Pine
New Model Home. 3/2, Yacht Club, crest, Moore Haven $55,000
Moore Haven. $152,750 Doublewide Mobile Home, 921 Yacht
., ,. iMoirc Club Way, Moore Haven $132,750
,S. LE PEN~ IACG!! Moore Haven River Gardens lots start-
Lot for sale, 1/4 acre tract, Moore Haven, ing at $38,000
L$25,000 tCning Soon" RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre
$20 tracts, River view quiet community close
Beautiful Lot for sale, 956 Watson Way, to lake call for details. Homes by Brian
Moore Haven $45,000 Sullivan NO REALTORS PLEASE!!

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Starter Home, 2/1 w/l carport,
A must see

RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
S4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/nbove Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
* 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Seminole Manor
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*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
* Yacht Club 2/2. large sunroom
addition, great views $130,000


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After Hour Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228.1562 a i h 863/i675-450,
Miguel A. Santa (863) 228.4314 Espanol
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Large 3 BR,2 BA MH w/aboveground Pool,
2 storage sheds w/electic, nicely Landscaped,
Ready to move in. Offered at $140,000
SACRFAGi LAND)& LOTS
* Farm Land Available Call for Details
* 160 Acres offHendy Isles Blvd
$25,000 per acre
MON2TIRA
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Jinete- $48,000
S. Palm St. Reduced to $35,000
Estribo off of Horse Club
$50,000
More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
80 Acres w/ great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
S10 Acres w/ DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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Luan B.
Walker

S$a863-677-1010

CBS New Construction Ofly 16 8
available. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage
Texas Ave., Harlem S/D 1673 sq
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old
when you can get Brand New?
Price Will Increase to $158.8K
March 31, 2006 Due To Hendry
County Impact Fees.
No Other Listing compares to this
North i I Rio
]j-,,-I 2 ,nn~r Tile
th r'>.'g Ill hF 4".Ii~I 1111 roof

System, Move in turn key- Pristine
Clean Now Reduced $259,900
Custom Home, 2bd/2ba home
located in Pioneer Plantation
sits on 7.5 acres. It has a front
porch and beautiful oak tress.
Call Luan for more informa-
tion!
Sweetwater Ave. This property
has w p ps that
n,,iiiQ Small
nan bllr thick
,ree. 'i _...nd 0rt abun-
dant of wildlife 2.5 acres $74.9K
Ready To Go! 3ba/2ba Home one
car garage located in Sugarland
Estates $219.9K


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I Lst,'Show and Sell 1.25
Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Mobil A4,Pe1 7T ltres in

Pione Ltn 2.5
acres SALE, LiNGn 25
10 Acres Al Don Farming Rd. @
$299K
5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
$275K
Just Outside of Town! Fleetwood
Home on a beautiful KA acre. The
property has a 24x30 shop with
office listed at $174.0K Call for an
appointment today!
New Listing! 2003 4/2 Doublewide
on 2.16 acres. Property features a
second mobile home, large steel
building and storage sheds and has
substantial potential


eL-' Glenn A.
Smith

S 863-983-3508

1) Home Improvement Business! Estabished
Home improvement business and convenience store
on 2.5 acres. Fullyequipped and permitted c readyto
be opened. Located near the Clubhouse in Montura
Ranch. All fumiure, fixtures, equipment and inrentoy
induded. Beyourwn boss!! Call forGlenn@677-1441
for mre information. MLS# 200530488
2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home
Oversize Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings.
Large open kitchen and formal dining room.
Large rear deck with built in bbq and gazebo.
Must see at $124,900 MLS# 200540984
3) Reduced! 4 bedrom/2 balhover 2400 sq.ft-


see@$129,900 MLS# 200521690
4) Reduced!! 2.5 ..ng s Aaes in Montura
Ranch. Movaed sellJl, ed dfor a quidc sal
Must see@ $70,000 MLS# 200521640
5)'05 Homes of Merit 3 Bedoom/2 Bath homeon
a man n- upgrade.
newwhenithisoneisonly$134,900MLS#200514068
6) Port Labelle Build able Lot ready foryour new
home $59,900 MLS# 200512627
7) Land Ho"i E~surfifl il0 j.:r.- .ajr l I,:jied.:r,
AI D.., .1 .- Ii'Arrtr'l1'i,,'1
80J,: ,SLX l l|r.rr ,,.r:
High jnri .lr,i ir .j ling i.r ,,r n;.. hoil;
$299,900 MLS# 200533528
8) New Listing!! 2.5 acres in Pioneer
Pijrjlia r l .Uii Block
.u PBlvd.
S# 200614840-1,900
MLS# 200614840


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se Habla Espanol

Very Nice 3 bedroom
2 1/2 bathroom home
with large Florida
room. This home also
has an efficiency and
is I te to
ou .I ifyij ry
sch Ul JIJ/UL nd
call I would love to
show this home to
you. This home is
being offered at
$149,900.


Cathy S. Garcia is a
life-long resident of
Clewiston and
newest member of
our team.


1) New Listing!! 8 Acres in Montura
Ranch7 buildable lots-4 @1.25 acres
and 3 .' I a r,,f investment
with 'rit:jriagern Iii Cone and
Hacierd0. L. ; ~b 9,900 MLS#
200602389
2) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS ho[e nov r, .c c walking
distancCe nh :l Jnl i~ Lake
O fee ctl lilll llllliimnenlt
5, ?'." MLSs 200520398
3) Montura Ranch Estates Large
Home-ouej dQ0 lll)llilacres.
Lu,,eifl4 j' ;siAp jllfni Ce on
H <-lier S litjl 'r ll l[lTt will
nol Ija. if i I trlJ MLStk
200528863
4) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath Moble HcfIlnlfI acres. Very
nice propDr n jlsl,)lJ.a and Pines.
Must see to:, I v l. $139,900
MLS# 200514439
5) Pio ecr iali A ooed
acres d, irJildJa 4900
MLS# 200604536
6) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres priced
for qLOAI., PONt[IZW. d and
listed at $124,900 MLS# 200603592
Your Home Here? Call the
Smith/Williams team and allow us to
show you how we can Market your
property to over 6 million potential
buyers!!


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Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

Montura Ranch Estates
680 lJtF1 i t 1t lot
1.2 ion!
S39 ""'"

Great starter home or
irnve ft-f- tlp' t~l, in
MonSjU '94
IVIBH;" ,/ I -'"ai i oom
plan may be just what
you're looking for. Start
your New Year off right
with country living at its
best. 1.25 ac., priced to
sell at only $89,900.

Sugar Realty is proud
to announce our
sponsorship of the
2006 Miss Sugar
Pageant


1) Muse
Absolutely Perfect for your dream
home. 20 Fenced Acres w/ pond. Lots
of 10 year old pines w/ some oaks.
Priced below recent sales. Will Go
Fast! Only $409,900.00
2) US 27
Looking for the impossible?
Opportunity seldom knocks
twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
the Palm Beach/ Hendry
County line. Over 937 feet on
US 27 for easy access priced
right for a quick sale @ $275K
Don't let this one get away!
3) Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New Construction
in Growing Area. Build Your
Dream Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on the
pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or
12, @$60K
4) Montura Ranch Estates
125 N. Kennel $42,995.00
735 S. Palm $49,000.00
530 S. Shetland $52,500.00
770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Ac. @ $145k
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks $ 9-A o 1 jflPDo paved
road, P_ 'a,,. .i ,.__ new
septic @ $124,900
1.25 aWlI.R VDFFEi JKIme with
?urch MH
offered ,- $68.900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
New Listing! 2bd/1ba on huge
lots in Horseshoe Acres. Bring all
offers. Seller Motivated $165K
Montura Lots many to choose
from starting @ $39.9K

New Listing! Montura Ranch
Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home.
Located on paved road. Very clean,
Fenced, All appliances included.
Get it while you can! Won't Last
Long! $107.7K


Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
1lmart i!~a3rd,
- ;lEd 4Ehr
Bedroom. $209,9K.
2) W.Ventura 2bd/1 ba. in Brand New
Condition Ready to Move in. Hard
wood Floors, New Appliances, 8ft.
Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard. Don't
Miss On This Great Deal! $97K.
3) New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan. Place
is Immaculate! $108,5K.
4) Moore Haven Yacht Club
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, "Included
in Purchase Price* Partially furnished
& Squeaky Clean! 55 & older commu-
nity. Reduced to $129,900 for quick
sale.

5) New Listing in Flaghole!
3bd/2ba MH on 1 ac. home hass tile
& hard wood floors throughout.
Recently remodeled 5ft. fence
around property with pole barn in
backyard. Get your hands on this
beauty for $169.5K


Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00 /acre. Rare
combination of seclusion in a natural
setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
2.5 acres in Montura, cleared and
fenced $92K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking $85K
2.5 Acres in Montura asking $90K
5 Acres in Pioneer asking $179.9K
Bring the kids & dog! This is a big lot.
3bd/2ba brick home, pool & fenced
$319,000.00
New Development! Call me for sky
valley lots.
Handy man's special! Bring your
tools. Located in Moore Haven an As
Is frame house going for $65K
5 wooded acres in Pioneer
Plantation on paved road asking
$149K
Call me for vacant land.
Lots or acreage.


e.^ Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Hebla Espanol
Get the moving van ready
because you have found your pot
of gold! This 4bd/2ba home w/ an
in ground swimming pool w/ an
oversize lot on the North side of
Clewiston is just what you've been
looking for! Priced @ $315,000.00
MOO! Tr'r i I cow,
pigs, 03p URII 25
acres LIALajl ill/lIH 3 2
DWMH fl .uud. Io. a iIowplace
but a place for living. Available for only
$105,000.00
Detfin teJ a 'La 2
B dd F may
jJ1M I N j L.3n
bu .- ome
in Seminole Manor for not much
more than the lot value at $39.9K
Looking for peace & quiet? Step
into this 4bd/2ba dbwide mobile
home located in MRE. Home fea-
tures formal living room and sepa-
rate family room with a fireplace.
Garden tub in master bedroom only
$152K1<
New Listing! 2bd/2ba dbwide
,,:bi r ce to
Schrrcn arpet
-.rci.,u r..,u, i r. I : touringg.
Located in Seminole Manor you
can't pass this up @ only $79.9K!


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2262
New Listing! Established
commercial upholstery busi-
ness and property $250K

New Listing! Beautiful
building lot/investment
property in Port LaBelle
$55K

New Listing! 1.25 Acre Lot
locatC(i FriP lMr1IGanch
Es ri DNIit 1 l L e-ller
Financing Available!

As a new home owner and
full time resident of
Clewiston it will be my
pleasure to assist you with
your commercial and resi-
dential real estate needs.
With over 30 years of land,
home & commercial proper-
ty sales experience I am
looking forward to serving
the business and residential
community.


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2004 3/2 DW MOBILE
HOME ON 2.31 ACRES
COMPLETELY FENCED
&NEW SCREENED IN
BACK PORCH $175,000

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Licensed Real Estate Broker
700 W. Sugarland Hwy.
OFFICE # 863-983-0075
AFTER HRS # 863-228-1142
HOMES
REDUCED!! Drop Dead Gorgeous (Big, Beautiful &
Like New) 4/2 over 3,000 sq. ft. Northside, Cornerlot
remodeled, repaired & repainted asking $389.9K
Cute As A Button with beautiful hardwood floors 3/2
CBS home in immaculate condition asking $219,900
Prime Location This 3/2 w/ over 2100 sq.ft. Ranchette
Styled home sits on almost a 1/2 acre corner lot on 1 of
Clewiston's finest avenues! Asking $289.9K
MANUFACTURED HOMES
New Listin- ey n r This 1998
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO.: 05-CA-286
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintifl
v5
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS.
DEVISEES. GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES.
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHEi I'ARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST I r11HROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST liE ESTATE OF BEN
GADSON A K'A BEN LEE GADSON,
DECEASED, FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY. DOROTHY J. MACK AK/A
DOROTHY H MACK; JANIE G. SHEP-
PARD, WARREN J HOBBS, JR.; ETH-
EL LEE HOBBS; STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; STATE
OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS. CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF BEN GADSON A/KA BEN
LEE GADSON, DECEASED.
Last known address: UNKNOWN
If alive, and if dead, all parties, claiming
interest by, through, under or against
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF BEN GADSON A/K/A EN
LEE GADSON, DECEASED and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
S /AND N 1/ OF 3 1/3 OF LOT 2 LOT
AND S 1/2 OF SE 1/2 OF MIDDLES 1/3
OF BLOCK F (3 SITES) ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OF GLADES COUNTY
CEMETERY AS THE SAME IS RE-
CORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
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 Dinna
Kswass, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 951 Northeast 167th Street,
Suite 204, North Miami Beach, Florida
33162 either on or before March 24,
2006, and file the original with the
Clerk ol 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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 15th day of Feb., 2006.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Penens were sent to the
defendant and address named above.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, not later
than seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Courts disability coordina-
tor at 863-946-2140, PO Box 1018,
Moore Haven, FL 33471. If hearing im-
paired, contact (TOD) via Florida Re-
ay System.
This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
118079 CGS 3/2,9/06


Pb ic Notic


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintilff
vs CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ: THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M CRUZ. JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, I
REMARRIES, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS. LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Delendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44
SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN
EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD
OVER THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 2799,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
To include a:
1998 MERI HS, VIN# FLHMLCB1185
17742A; TITLE# 74071354
1998 MERI HS; VIN# FLHMLCB1185
17742B; TITLE# 74071355
ANK/A
625 NORTH JINETE STREET
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County Ad-
ministration Building), LaBelle, FL
33935, on Wednesday, the 22nd day
of March, 2006,
DATED THIS 24th day of Feb., 2006.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attoreys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or
(80) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
117881 CGS 3/2,9/06

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PUBLIC NOTICE AUCTION


(863) 357 -88-.1
The following unl will be sold or non-
payment [lf Irent March 17, 200riG a
300PM
Unit #7
Sieve Levilt
118033 CGS 3 2.9'06

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
March 10, 2006
at 9'00a m. at 1233 N.W. Avene .,
Belle Glade. Florida
Property of Latonla Jackson:
mattress set, computer desk and chair,
mirror, artificialplants, and misc.
household items
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBOMliTIDBY R Scott Cooper DATE 3/14/06
SUBJECT AREA 25.1 Instructional Highly Oualilfed HOUSSE
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The proposed rule establishes the policy for
higlily qualified in triuctlonal peisoniell
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 1001.4'1, 1001.43, 1012 22, 1012.23, 1012.27,
1012 12 FS, 6A-1 0503(3) S B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, PL
107 110
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.43, 1012,22, 1012.23,
1012.27, 1012.42 FS., 6A-1.0503(3) S.B.A. and No Child Left Behind Act of
2001, RL 107.110
FULL TEXT: A copy of the lull text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Oflice of the Supernntendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. The proposed rule establishes the policy for highly qualified
instructional personnel.
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, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on March 14, 2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or t provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration,
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, 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 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: II 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,.543)(e), F.S.
116308 CGS 2/23;3/2,9 CB 3/9/06


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice s hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006 in the City Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following request:
1)A request from Lonzo & Diane Griffith for a variance from the restrictions of City
Code Section 110-365 in order to build an addition with enclosed handicap ramp.
A reduction of the front setback standard for accessory structures of 40 ft. to ap-
proximately 21 feet is requested. The home is located on Lot 11, Block E, A.K.A.
711 Bowden Rd., Seminole Manor S/D. Zoning is RM-2.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
March 20, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
119128 CGS3/9/06


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Pbic Noice


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District", the 18th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tnbe of Florida
has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mined, on February 28, 2006, the 18th Annual Work Plan to include the following
projects: Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation: Big Cypress General Work
Plan proposed general work plan encompasses all minor activities involving the
placement of till material, not to exceed a total of 100 acres of junsdiclional wet-
lands in five years or a maximum of twenty acres in any one year consecutively
Minor activities would include single family home sites, utility lines, recreational
facilities, boating, agricultural use, commercial use, government facilities, water
control activities, ditch maintenance, and roads. Brighton Seminole Indian Res-
ervation: Horseshoe Community Drainage Project (S13,14,23,24/T39S/R32E)
proposed drainage plan to alleviate flooding in the existing "Horseshoe" commu-
nity Jimmy Scott Road (S12,13/T39S/R32E) proposed roadway to allow ac-
cess to the Jimmy Scott home site with a V2 acre wetland impact. Hollywood
Seminole Indian Reservation: Hollywood Seminole Station (S1/T51S/R41E) -
proposed construction of a convenience store and car wash on the existing World
Ford parking lot. Immokalee Seminole Indian Reservation Recreational Drain-
age (S10/T47S/R29E) relocate entrance roadway to existing ballfield and install
two new culverts. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on
Seminole land. The Brighton Rerervation is located in Glades County, Township
40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39
;i.., ir R,,,,. :i Ej.i, Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Res-
ervation is lucaiol in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big
Cypress reservation is located in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges
32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Town-
ships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Floida Water
Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
tion.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the Staff Report.
119313 CGS 3/9/06

ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' meeting and annual election for
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday April 29, 2006 for 8;00 a.m. through 6:00
p m at the Monura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street in Montu-
ra, Florida. The purpose of the landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the
Distirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
secilc dictions.otheClbf se or additioal inforri you m contact t
Utfct officett 8 43-1-o9 between le hours of r :tu a.m. tNO : p.m. Al
interested persons are invited to attend and by heard.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS DE MONTURA:
NOTICIA OE REUNION PARA BUENOS DE TERRENOS
(HACENDADOS)Y
ELECTION ANNUAL PARA EL CONDADO CENTRAL DEL
DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUA
For lo present se esta dando la noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
Condado Central del Dstrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los
duenos de terrenos (hacendados)y las elecciones anuales para la Junta de Su-
pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abril, 2006, desde las 8:00 a.m, hasta las 6:00 p.m.
on el Centro de recreation de Montura Ranch Estates,255 N. Hacienda Street en
Montura, Florida, El motive de la reunion es para conducir los asuntos del distrito
y hacer la election annual de la Junta de Supervisores. Si necesita instrucciones
especificas para legar al centro de Recreacion a mas informaclon por favor llame
a las oficinas del distrito as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
los interesados estan invitados asistiry ser escuchados.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTINCT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court ol Broward County, Florida, on the 15th day of October 1991, in the cause
wherein First Union National Bank of Florida was plaintff and Jorge Mercado
and Migdalia Nieves are defendants, being Case Number 91-01899COSO (62),
in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County, Flonda, have lev-
ied upo all the nght, title and interest of the defendant Jorge Mercado and Mig-
dalla Nieves, in and tothe following described property, to-wit:
SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6 Block 54 of Montura Ranch Estates
First SLbdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at
Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, including
only such Oil, Gas and Mineral rights as the Grantor may possess Subject to
conditions, restriction reservations, road and canal nghts-of-way, enforceable
easements of assessments. Subject to real estate taxes for 2005 and subsequent
years.
a/k/a 230 N Mayoral Street, Montura Ranches
And on the 20th day of April, 2006, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, .aBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as possible,
I, will offer for sale all the said defendant's Jorge Mercado and Mlgdalia Nieves,
right, tide and interest in the aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell
the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to
the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Shenff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Captain Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
114892 CGS 2/23;3/2,9,16,23,30/06

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County, Florida, will
receive bids until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 15b2006 at the Hendry County
School Board's Finance Office, at which ime they will be opened.
tem to be sold: 25 Foot Beach comber Center Board Sailboat.
Conditions of sale: Item to be sold "as is", "where is" no warrantees or guarantees
are expressed or implied.
Place for receipt of bids All bids shall be delivered to the Hendry County School
District's Finance Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, Florida or Mailed to Hendry
County School District Finance Office, PO. Box 1980, LaBelle, Florida 33975.
Terms of Sale: Cash, Cashiers Check, or money order payable to the Hendry
County School Distict no later than 2:00 PM. Fnday March 17, 2006 delivered to
the Hendry County School District Finance Office.
Obtaining Bid Documents- Bidders may obtain bid documents at the Hendry County
School District Finance Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, Florida,
(863) 674-4100.
All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside "SAIL-
BOAT'. The SchooDistrict of Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and
all bids received, and to waive any and all irregularities in regard thereto.
Hendry County School Board
John Perry, Jr., Chairman
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What you should do when Spot sees spots


If Spot is seeing spots,
cataracts could be to blame.
As people age, they often
develop vision problems,
including cataracts. The same is
true for your aging pet.
Bumniping into objects and
failing to retrieve toys may be
signs of vision loss. These are
especially significant if they
occur within the pet's normal
environment. Vision loss can be
attributed to various eye dis-
eases or conditions including
cataracts.
"Cataracts are any opacity, or
a cloudiness, of the eye's lens,"
explains Dr. Joan Dziezyc, a vet-
erinary ophthalmologist in


Texas A&M University's College
of Veterinary Medicine & Bio-
medical Sciences.
"Opacities may be quite
small and interfere little with
vision, or they may involve the
entire lens causing blindness."
Dr. Dziezyc says that cataracts
may develop because of an inher-
ited defect or they can be caused
by inflammation, trauma and dia-
betes. The lens does become
harder with age and thus appears
grayer, causing many people to
mistake this change for a
cataract. This normal aging
process does not impair vision
other than making focusing on
close objects more difficult.


Diet does not seem to affect
cataract development, but
heredity does.
"Certain animal breeds are
afflicted with hereditary
cataracts. This is especially true
in dogs," Dr. Dziezyc adds.
Miniature Schnauzer, Ameri-
can Cocker Spaniel, Bichon
Frise, all Poodles, Labrador
Retriever, Golden Retriever,
Boston Terrier, Siberian Husky,
Lhasa Apso and Australian
Shepherd are breeds that are
prone to develop cataracts.
Dogs and horses are most
often diagnosed with cataracts,
but all animals are susceptible to
the ailment, Dr. Dziezyc notes.


Cataracts also can be a symp-
tom of another disease such as
diabetes, inner eye inflamma-
tion, or other conditions and
that's why it is important to have
the primary disease treated. As
long as a cataract does not
impair vision, no treatment is
necessary. But when vision is
poor, surgical'removal may be
considered. Dr. Dziczyc says that
cataract surgery is delicate and
after-surgery care combined
with cooperation from the
patient and treatments adminis-
tered by the owner are essen-
tial for success.
"Modern cataract surgery
employs ultrasound and lens


replacement," Dr. Dziezyc
explains. A needle that is
attached to an ultrasonic hand
piece allows the cataract to be
broken up(emulsified) and aspi-
rated from the eye through a tiny
incision.
Intra-ocular lenses can be
placed in the lens capsule inside
the eye after removal of the
cataract. This lens allows
images to focus on the retina
and the patient has pre-cataract
vision restored.
Dr. Dziezyc says that eye-
glasses are not an option for
pets and without intra-ocular
lenses, images will not be com-
pletely in focus.


Crist announces policy councils for his campaign


TALLAHASSEE Charlie
Crist, Attorney General and can-
didate for Governor, announced
the formation of nine policy
councils made up of more than
100 communities, civic and
industry leaders who will help
develop specific proposals to
implement Crist's vision for
Florida's future.
The policy initiatives devel-
oped by the councils will serve
as the foundation for the Crist
administration over the next
four years. In addition, Crist
unveiled his legislative goals for
the upcoming session and a
group of specific proposals
focusing on Strengthening Flori-
da's Families.
"Florida's next Governor will
be faced with a broad range of
issues and must be well-pre-
pared to lead the state," said
Crist. "I am fortunate that these
community, civic and industry
leaders have agreed to serve as
members of my policy councils,
and I am grateful for their hard
word and support. Their input
will be extremely valuable as I
work to address the challenges
and opportunities that face our
state and its citizens."
Crist's nine policy councils


"Strengthening families should be a central
goal of society and these policies will bolster
our efforts to reinforce family values. If we pro-
tect and promote our children and strengthen
our families, we will go a long way toward real-
izing our hopes and dreams."
Charlie Crist,
Attorney General


draw on recognized experts,
leaders and activists from such
areas as business, education,
public safety, economic growth,
health care, emergency readi-
ness, ethics, as well as commu-
nity and religious leaders.
Policy council members
include teachers, school super-
intendents, a community college
president and members of the
Florida Board of Education; law
enforcement officers including
Police Chiefs, Sheriffs and State
Attorneys; several small busi-
ness owners, tourism execu-
tives, citrus growers, as well as
representatives from some of
Florida's leading businesses; a
past president and the incoming
president of the Florida Medical


Association, a college Dean of
Nursing and several physicians;
risk management executives,
emergency and disaster pre-
paredness experts and commu-
nity rebuilding volunteers; land
conservationists and environ-
mentalists; ethics experts; adop-
tion advocates, church ministers
and community activists.
The Crist for Governor Policy
Councils include:
Creating Excellence in
Florida's Schools
Ensuring Ethical and Open
Government
-* Growing Florida's Econo-
my
Improving Health Care for
Floridians
Preparing Florida for Emer-


agencies
Promoting Florida Agricul-
ture
Promoting -Safety and
Security
e Protecting Florida's Coast
and Environment
Strengthening Florida's
Families
Crist highlighted the impor-
tance of supporting key legisla-
tive proposals such as:
Governor Bush's education
and tax cut initiatives, and the
elimination of Joint and Several
Liability, and the strengthening
of current eminent domain lan-
guage, among others.
Crist also unveiled specific
proposals to Strengthen Flori-
da's Families including initia-
tives to encourage adoption and
safeguard our children from
predators.
Crist's Strengthening Flori-
da's Families recommendations
will: elevate the importance of
adoption and child issues by
establishing the Office of Adop-
tion and Child Protection within
the Governor's office, led by
Florida's Chief Child Advocate.
In addition, a statewide public
service campaign and a direct
support organization will pro-


mote the benefits of adoption in
our state, and create a "Family-
Adoption Sponsorship" to pro-
vide financial incentives for
Adoptive Parents, and expand
the efforts of the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement and
the Office of the Attorney Gener-
al to catch child predators
before they catch our children.
"Strengthening families
should be a central goal of socie-
ty and these policies will bolster
our efforts to reinforce family
values," added Crist. "If we pro-
tect and promote our children
and strengthen our families, we
will go a long way toward realiz-
ing our hopes and dreams."
Council member Senator Mike
Fasano added, "For years, Charlie
Crist has been a consistent leader
for conservative Republican caus-
es fighting crime, protecting
families and lowering taxes. He
will be a great Governor."
Crist's experience makes
him uniquely qualified to under-
stand the range of issues facing
Floridians. First as a State Sena-
tor, then as Commissioner of
Education and now as Attorney
General, Crist has fought relent-
lessly for the protection of fami-
lies, children and seniors.


Adoption




ban to



stand

TALLAHASSEE Legislation,
which would have given foster
children a better chance at adop-
tion, was temporarily withdrawn
from the Senate Committee on
Children and Families. The bill's
sponsor, Senator Nan Rich (D-
Weston) said it was the only way
she could garner enough time to
ensure the legislation's survival.
"It is unfortunate that once
agaln our state has chosen to turn
a blind eye to the needs of the very
children we are supposed to pro-
tect," said Rich shortly after
tabling the bill. "Because I was not
able to ensure that the bill would
pass if a vote was taken, I chose
instead to table the bill. This will
allow the legislation to be taken
up by the House and give me
more time to discuss this impor-
tant matter with my committee
members in hopes of swaying
theirvote."
At issue is Senate Bill 172, which
would allow gays and lesbians cur-
rently, serving as foster care par-
ents and typically the only par-
ent a child may have known to
adopt. The adoption would be
allowed only if the court finds
"clear and convincing" evidence
that it is in the best interests of the
child to be adopted by that person.
In the committee, child advo-
cates and adoption experts from
Florida and nationally, and foster
parents who are currently barred
by law from adopting gave emo-
tional testimony. The ban, they
said, has a very real affect on the
over 3,500 children currently in
foster care waiting to be adopted
at this time.
"Every child needs and
deserves a permanent, loving
home. There are thousands of fos-
ter care children in Florida waiting
for someone to love them and
provide them with a permanent
home and a family to call their
own," said Rich.


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