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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date: February 24, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, February 24,2005 .Volume 78, Number 37


At A Glance

Library hosts
Cowboy Poet
The Moore Haven Public
Library will be hosting Matt
Hanson, commonly known as
the Cowboy Poet. This work-
ing cracker poet is reknowned
for his unique brand of poetry.
He will be at the library March
4, at noon.
Glades Historical
Society Meeting
SThis meeting is to discuss
the March 5 ChaloNitka booth
plans and March 12 barbeque
dinner, Thursday, Feb. 24, 7
p.m. at the Westergaard
House, 270 Ave. L, Moore
Haven. Light refreshments
available.
Blood Drive
There will be a Blood Drive
Friday, Feb. 25, in the Moore
Haven High School Auditori-
um, from 8 a.m. until.2 p.m.
Help Moore Havpen High
School and come by 'to
donate. Money collected from
the South Florida Blood Bank
from all blood donations is
used for scholarships for stu-
dents.
Youth Pageant
The Washington Park
Youth Pageant will be present-
ed at the Moore Haven High
School Auditorium, Feb. 26, 7
p.m. Admission: Ticket 45-$6
at the door.
GYAA sign ups,
Glades Youth Athletic Asso-
ciation will start signing up kids
for the t-ball, pitching machine,
softball and little league sea-
sons. Sign-ups will be Feb. 26
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
high school baseball field.
There will be no applications
accepted after Feb. 28.
GED classes
available
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for
adults who wish to obtain
their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and. Thursday nights
from 6-8 p.m. You may regis-
ter the night of the classes. If
you have any questions you
may call Scott Bass at (863)
946-0202 ext. 13.
Bicycle
safety course
The Muse Volunteer Fire
Department will be assisting
the Glades County Sheriff's
Office March 12, in conducting
a Bicycle Safety Course. This
course will educate the young
bicycle rider on the proper
operation and safety on the
roadway with traffic while rid-
ing a bicycle. Safety issues and
concerns will be discussed, as
well as a safety video and
demonstration. Bicycle hel-
mets will be made available by
size while supplies last. The
safety Class will take place from
9 a.m. to noon. Refreshments
provided by the Muse Volun-
teer Firefighters. For additional

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Index
Classifieds .. . 19-23
Education . . .9
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . ...4
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City not informed of lawsuit


By Mark Young
OKEECHOBEE Okee-
chobee City officials are stating
they had no prior knowledge of
a lawsuit filed against the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
(OCPD) by a former patrolman,
no Glades County Sheriff's
Office Sergeant, Ronny Baker.
The suit was filed in federal
court in July 2004 alleging char-
acter defamation, humiliation,
discrimination and harassment
from Okeechobee Police Chief
Denny Davis. The initial accusa-
tions stem from Chief Davis'
reported change of attitude
when Sgt. Baker was to enlist in
the Army Reserves.
Sgt., Baker had just been


named Officer of the Year four
months previous to the incident,
with Chief Davis referring to Sgt.
Baker has having a strong work
ethic and was a "loyal" officer.
A series of negative events
are alleged following Sgt.
Baker's decision and within four
months was being asked to
resign from the OCPD. Further
allegations continued that Sgt.
Baker was being followed from
application to application with a
"black mark" on his record,
despite his virtual flawless
employment record.
Ultimately, Sgt. Baker stated
he feels his entire career is now
in jeopardy over the allegations
being made to his character and
became evident in open court


when a drug case was dismissed
because of the statements being
made about his conduct while
he was a patrolman for OCPD.
According to Okeechobee
City Councilwoman Lydia Jean
Williams, matters of this signifi-
cance are supposed to come
before the city council, and this
one has not.'
"I was not informed, that's
for sure," she said. "I found out
about it by reading the story on
the Internet and made a few
calls, including to the city
administrator to ask why we
were not informed."
Councilwoman Williams
said she was simply told that this
lawsuit was ongoing and had
been for about two and half


Brighton Seminole FestivalhDance of Friendship


Staff photosiKatrina Elsken
Visitors to Brighton Seminole Festival's 67th Field Day and Festival were invited to join
in a friendship dance with the Aztec dancers. The field day was held Feb. 18-20 at
Brighton Reservation. For more photos and information, see page 6.


years. According to court docu-
ments, the case is less than a
year old.
"It was never mentioned to
me at all," she said. "I've been
told that our insurance company
is handling this case."
Okeechobee City Council-
man Dowling Watford also said,
as far as his knowledge, the
council was not informed about
the lawsuit.
"I basically saw the article
and if I've been told about this
before, I certainly don't recall it,"
he said. "Normally we would be
informed about a lawsuit
because it does involve taxpayer
money when it involves the
city."
Councilman Watford said the


issue still has not been discussed
by the council who would nor-
mally take this matter into an
executive session where only
potential litigation can be dis-
cussed a legal requirement
when taking city business out of
the public eye.
Mr. Watford also confirmed
that the city's insurance compa-
ny is defending the case, but is
admits that council members
are. upset that they were not
informed.
"We expect to know about
these things," he said. "I don't
want to say completely that we
didn't get word about the law-
suit, but if we did, I certainly

See Lawsuit -Page 12


Landfill



contract



under review


By Tracy Whirls
Following questions regard-,
ing the status of a proposed
landfill operation/glass recy-
cling facility contract with
Waste Management, the Glades
County Board of County Com-
missioners received a letter
dated Feb. 21 indicating that the
company is still reviewing the
contract
In the letter, Waste Manage-
ment associate general counsel
Ronald Kaplan, wrote, "We


continue to analyze the exten-
sive legal and business changes
made to the draft agreements.
We will advise promptly after
our internal review has been
completed."
Contacted by the Democrat,
Waste Management represen-
tatives declined to elaborate on
what those changes were.
Glades County Attorney
Richard Pringle had
announced in December that
See Contract -Page 12


Planning for



the new jail



continues


The wild animal show at Brighton Seminole Reservation
.included an explanation on how to wrestle an alligator.
Dexter Osborn of the Native Village in Hollywood wrestled
the toothy reptile.


P.!A..L-I
This little girl is with the
Bird Chopper Dancers
from Canada. The dancers
performed at the Brighton
Seminole Field Day festival
last weekend.


By Tracy Whirls
Planning for the construction
of a proposed new Glades
County Jail/Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE)
detention facility reached a snag
earlier this month when it was
determined that budget projec-
tions to provide wastewater
treatment and potable water to
the facility were short.
According to Glades Correc-


tional Development Corporation
board chairman Alvin Ward, ini-
tial plans had allowed $300,000
to construct a sWage treatment
package plant at the facility.
"For five years, the plans
called for a treatment facility on
site, because the city's waste-
water treatment plant didn't
have the capacity to treat the
additional sewage," Mr. Ward
See Jail-Page 12


56th annual Chalo Nitka


By Tracy Wirls
The Glades County Cham-
ber of Commerce hosted the
56th annual Chalo Nitka pag-
eant Saturday, Feb. 19 at the
Glades County/Moore Haven
High School Auditorium.
Whitney Ball, daughter of
Bruce Ball and Colleen Ball,
was crowned the 2005 Chalo
Nitka Queen, in a tradition dat-
ing back to 1949, when Peggy
Stalls Wilkinson was crowned.
The queen contestants
decided among themselves to
not select a first runner up, also
electing Myrianette Figueroa,
daughter of Ricardo Figueroa
and Marianne Sierra, Miss Con-.
geniality. Marrissa Weeks,
daughter ol Tina and John
Martin and Jim and Brenda
Weeks, was voted most photo-
genic.
Also participating in the
pageant were Emily Buonpas-
ture, daughter of Anthony and
Holly Buonpasture; and


Jaimee White, daughter of
Mike and Judy White.
In the ninth annual Miss
Chalo Nitka Junior Miss pag-
eant, Jessica Stafford, daughter
of Marion and Althea Stafford,
was crowned 2005 Miss Chalo
Nitka Junior Miss and also
voted Miss Congeniality by her
peers. First runner-up was Amy
Lundy, daughter of Judge Jack
and Janice Lundy. Kayla Lang-
dale, daughter of Jason and
Lisa Langdale, was named
most phptogenic. Also partici-
pating were Kendra Murphy,
daughter of Donald and Kay-
lene Murphy and Rebecca
Langdale, daughter of Jack and
Belinda Langdale.
In the 10th annual Chalo
Nitka Princess pageant, Jenna
Palladino, daughter of Joey
and Dixie Palladino was
crowned 2005 Chalo Nitka
Princess and voted most pho-
togenic. The girls named Ash-
ley Wright, daughter of Jan and
Russell Wright, Miss Conge-


niality, while Casey Hutson,
daughter of Elton and Tracy
Hutson, was voted first runner
up. Also participating were
Chelse Hough, daughter of
Susan and Jesse Hough, Jessi-
ca Smith, daughter of John and
Elaine Smith, Cooper Bartley,
daughter of Belinda and Darryl
Bartley and Shelby. Schlueter,
daughter of Barry and Jerrilyn
Schlueter.
In the third annual Chalo
Nitka Little Miss contest,
Chelsey Williams, the daughter
of Jennifer Mancil, was
crowned Little Miss Chalo
Nitka. Kaitlyn Heflin, daughter
of David and Tina Heflin, was
first runner up, while Bailey
Browning, daughter of' Clay
and Kim Browning was voted
most photogenic. Also partici-
pating were Samantha Shear-
er, daughter of Bobby and
Carla Shearer, Savannah
Schlueter, daughter of Barry
See Pageant Page 12


I Staff photo/1racy Whirls
C.-Ghelsey-Williams, right, was crowned Little Miss Chalo Nitka
during the Glades County Chamber of Commerce annual
Chalo Nitka pageant Saturday. Pictured with her are Bailey
Browning, voted most photogenic and first runner up Kaitlyn
Heflin.









Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 24, 2005


and family of the bride and groom
are welcome. There will be a
reception following the ceremony
at the Lakeport Community Cen-
ter located on Red Barn Road.


Green-Phillips
Vanessa Green of South bay is
proud to announce the engage-
ment of her daughter Kina Green
to Arron Phillips of South bay. The
prospective groom is the son of
Johnie Mae and James Phillips of
South Bay and Pahokee. The wed-
ding is planned for Feb. 26,2005, at
First Holiness Church of a Living
God, in South bay. The wedding
has an everlasting love theme. The
colors will be silver, white and red.
No pantsuits please. Family and
friends of the bride and groom are
invited to attend.


Anita M. Amaral
Anita M. Amaral, 81, of Clewis-
ton, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Amaral was born in Hobo-
ken, N.J. and has lived here for
one year. Survivors include her
husband; Everett F. Amaral, off
Clewiston; and son, Ric ,hard Gal-I
lieoda, of Bricktown, N.J. Ser-
vices here held Feb.17, graveside
at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiat-
ing clergy was Father Ronnie
Sison. Akin-Davis Funeral Homes
in Clewiston is in charge of
arrangements.
Tommie Jean Dupree
Tommie Jean Dupree, 76, of
Hillsboro, Texas, died Sunday,
Feb. 13, 2005 in Hillsboro. She
was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Moore
Haven, the daughter of Thomas
Jefferson and Rebecca Lee
Dupree. She grew up and attend-
ed school in Moore Haven. She
attended Mount Berry College in
Rome, Ga. she moved to San
Antonio, Texas were she worked
for the U.S. Government Civil Ser-
vice. She worked at Norton Air
Force Base and then in Washing-
ton, DC, where she worked in the
Office of Special Investigation.
She moved to Texas where she
worked at Ft. Hood until she
retired in 1988. Survivors include,
five sisters, Frances D. Harris, Lois
L. Green and husband Virgil, Flo-
rence B. Waldrum and Barbara A.
Dupree, all of Hillsboro, and Lor-
eita Anderson and husband Jerry
of Okeechobee; one brother,
Robert Dupree of Florida; niece,
Brenda Aguilar of Odenton, Md.;
and numerous other .nieces,
nephews and cousins. Funeral
services were held Thursday, Feb.
17, at the Ortona cemetery in
Ortona, with reverend George-
Henderson Jr. officiating.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle, and
Edens Funeral Home-Hillsboro,
Texas.
Joseph Dorsey
Edenfield
Joseph Dorsey Edenfield, 88,
of Canal Point, died, Feb. 21,
2005: He was born in Lyons, Ga.
and moved to Canal Point in 1935
where he met'and married his
wife Roberta. They raised four
children in Miami and were foster
parents to over 180 children.
They retired to Canal Point in
1980. He was preceded in death
by his wife Roberta and his infant
daughter, Margie. He is survived
by his son, Richard (Nikki) of
Lantana; and daughters JoAnn
(Skip) Bowen, Emma Jean (Jim)
Lynch both of Port St. Lucie, Betty
(Dan) of Sacramento, Ca.; 11
grandchildren; 20 great grand-
children; two brothers Eddie and
Roy; and two sisters Peggy and
Patsy. Services were held Feb. 23,
at Canal Point United Methodist
Church. Interment followed at
Port Mayaca Memorial Park, in

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Kevin Zarrella and
Amanda Rose Huff
Zarrella-Huff
Mr. Robert D. Huff and Mrs.
Yvonne Calhoun are proud to
announce the upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter Amanda
Rose Huff to Kevin John Zarrella,
son of Mr. John Zarrella and Mrs.
Sally Newton, on Saturday, Feb.
26, at 3 p.m. The wedding cere-
mony will take place at Maple
Grove Baptist church, 120 East
State Road 78, Lakeport. Friends


lieu of flowers donations may be
made to Canal Point United
Methodist Church or Hospice
Palm Beach. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel.
Janet Fussell
Janet Fussell, 85, of Labelle,
died, Feb. 15, 2005, in Fort Myers.
She was born Dec. 29, 1919 in
Desoto County, to Adolphus
Rimes and Tomsie Katherine
Howard Rimes. She was a life-
long resident of Labelle. Sur-
vivors include her brothers, Del-
mar Rimes, of Labelle, and J.L.
Rimes of Lehigh Acres; and sis-
ters, Elgin Shore of Clewiston,
Bobbie Jo Cline of Labelle, and
Laura June Wilson of Labelle.
Funeral services were held Feb.
18, 2005, at the Akin-Davis Funer-
al home in Labelle with Reverend
James Caves officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Fort Denaud
Cemetery. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Labelle.
Donald Wayne Green
Donald Wayne Green, 18, of
Clewiston, died, Friday, Feb. 18,
2005. Donald was born in Holly-
wood, and was a student at
Clewiston High School. Survivors
include his.,parents, Curtis and
Anita Green, of Clewiston; broth-
er, Cririst'iphel Green, of Big
,Cypress; step-brothers Billy Yates
and Oscar Yates both, of Moore
Haven; sister, Serena Green, of
Moore Haven; and step-sister,
Stormie Green, of Clewiston. Ser-
vices here held Feb. 22, 2005, at
the Church of God in Clewiston,
burial followed at Big Cypress
Cemetery. The officiating clergy
was Reverend Ronnie Davis. An
akin-Davis funeral home is in
,charge of arrangements.
Beverly L. Harter,
Beverly L. Harter, 53, of Moore
Haven, died, Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis.
Born Feb. 24, 1951 n Lyons, N.Y.,
Mrs. Harter had been a resident of
Moore Haven since 1991. She
attended the True Tabernacle and
enjoyed reading and puzzles. Sur-
vivors include her beloved hus-
band of 13 years Adeous Harter;
daughter, Pamela Harter of
Lyons, N.Y; three grandchildren;
and friend; Errol Nevers. Friends
may call at Buxton's West Lake
Funeral Home, 805 N. Hwy 27,
Suite 1, in Moore Haven on
Thursday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.
until funeral service time at 11
a.m.
Dorothy G. Betzner
Keesee McEaddy
SDorothy G. Betzner Keesee
McEaddy, 76, of Belle Glade, died,
Feb. 19, 2005, at Glades General
Hospital. Dorothy was born July
6, 1928, to the late Louis Carl and
Zelma Lockmiller Betzner. She
lived her whole life in Belle Glade.
Dorothy retired from the Postal


Maria Teresa Lopez and
Robert Villarreal
Lopez-Villarreal
Maria Teresa Lopez and Robert
Villarreal will be joined in marriage
May 7, 2005. The bride is the
daughter of William and Rita
Lopez of Clewiston. The groom is


Service on disability after 30 years
and was a member of St. John's
Episcopal Church. Survivors
include her loving husband
James D. McEaddy; son, Jack
Keesee (Linda); daughter Mary
Katherine Keesee; granddaughter
Lynn Powell (Dwayne); and sis-
ter, Caroline Farrell of Winches-
ter, Va. She is also survived by
Nelson Nelms, and all of his
daughters, they are also her
immediate family. She was pre-
ceded in death by .her son Carl
Louis Betzner; ex-spouse, C.W
Keesee; sister Glennea Moore;
brother Charles Betzner; and
great grandson, Wesley Clay
Powell. Interment will be in Ft.
Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
Juana Rosa Nart
Juana Rosa Nart, 61, of
Clewiston, died, Saturday, Feb.
19, 2005, at Hendry Regional'
Medical Center. Juana was born
in Santa Clara, and was a home-
maker. Services were held Feb.
22, 2005, at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes is in
charge of arrangements.
Richard Joseph Neely
Richard Joseph Neely, 71, of
Moore Haven, died Thursday,
Feb. 17, 2005. at his residence.
Born July 23, 19W3.3 in Ashland,
Ohio, Mr. Neely had been a resi-
dent of Moore Haven since 1970.
He was retired after 30 years with
General Motors. He was a boat
builder, designer and captain for
40 years. He was a member of
First Christian Church in Ashland,
Ohio. One brother preceded him
in death. Survivors include his
wife of 34 years, Mary Neely of
Moore Haven; son, David Neely
of Burke, Va.; and daughter,
* Rebecca Kiel of West Palm
Beach. There will be no local
services. Memorial services will
be held at a later date in Port Clin-
ton, Ohio. All arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton's West Lake Funeral
Home and Crematory.
John Padgett
John Padgett, 92, of Pahokee,
died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the
VA. hospital in West Palm Beach.
Mr. Padgett was born in El Paso,
Texas in 1912. His family moved
to Pahokee in 1914. Mr. Padgett
was a graduate of Pahokee high
school class of '32. Mr. Padgett
joined the army in 1940 and was
captured on the island of Bataan,
and survived the Bataan death
,march. He remained a prisoner
till the end of the war. He
returned to Pahokee and married
his wife, Bert. They later moved
to West Palm Beach in the early
60's. Where he and Bert were
members of the Grace United
Methodist Church, Mr. Padgett
retired from the state road dept.
Survivors include his brother,
Dan C. Padgett (Isabel) of Hamil-
ton, Ohio; sister, Alice P. Spooner,
of Pahokee; sister-in-aw, Lilian


the son of Refugio and Beatrice Vil-
larreal of West Palm Beach. The
wedding ceremony will be held at
Holy Name of Jesus Church in
West Palm Beach. The bride will
be given away by her father,
William Lopez. The maid of honor
is Amy Martinez of West Palm
Beach. Bridesmaids are. Jessica
Thompson of Clewiston; Myra
Espinoza of Clewiston; and Clau-
dia Martinez of Clewiston. The
best man is Matt Beroni of West
Palm beach. Groomsmen are Eric
Villarreal of West Palm beach; Eric
Villarreal of West Palm beach;
Derk Migliavio of West Palm
beach; and Alex Matta of West
Palm Beach. The flower girl is
Savannah Naranto of Clewiston,
daughter of Joe and Melisha
Naranto. The ring bearer is Jose A
Reyes, Jr. of Miami, son of Jose and
Alma Reyes. After a honeymoon
trip to Coasta Maya in Mexico, the
couple will reside in West Palm
Beach. The groom is employed as
a Paramedic with Hendry County.
The bride is employed as a Realtor.


Padgett, of Pahokee; and many
nephews and nieces. Services
were held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005,
graveside at Port Mayaca Ceme-
tery. Reverend David Broadbent
officiated. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel in 'Belle
Glade.
Sarah Rowell
Sarah Rowell, 47, of Clewis-
ton, died, Feb. 11, 2005 in Ft.
-Myers. She was born Dec. 11,
1957 in Leesburg. She was well
known as a loving mother. Sur-
vivors include her loving com-
panion, James D. Hull; daughter,
Nikki Sims Dalton (Michael); son,
Jolan Hull; siblings, Jeanette Har-
rison'(Gene) of Darlington, S.C.,
Glenda Klein (Louis) of St. Cloud,
Pat Louise Barfield (Allen) of
Clewiston, and 'Arthur Rowell
(Jan) of Clewiston; 18 nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Sarah
Frances Rowell and father, Deats
Wilson Rowell. Funeral services
were held Feb. 14, 2005, at the
Labelle Church of God with Pas-
tor Art Van Zantan officiating.
Interment followed at Ft. Denaud
Cemetery. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes-
Labelle.
Walter Elick
Shortnacy
Walter Elick Shortnacy, 80, of
Fort Pierce, died, Friday, Feb. 18,
2005, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center. Mr. Shortnacy
was born in Gadsden, Ala., and
has lived here for 31 years. Mr.
Shortnacy is survived by his son,
Donald Shortnacy, of Clewiston;
daughter, Rhonda Rowe, of Ft.
Pierce; brother, Clyde Shortnacy,
of Lepanto, Ark.; sister, Francis
Davis, of Live Oak; six grandchil-
dren; 10 great grandchildren; and
one great great grandchild. Ser-
vices were held Feb. 22, grave-
side,. at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Akin-Davis Funeral homes, Inc. is
in charge of arrangements.
George Weimer, Jr.
'George Weimer, Jr., 90, of
Moore Haven, died, Wednesday
Feb. 16, 2005 at his daughter's
home. Mr. Weimer was born Feb.
10, 1915 in Cronia, Long Island,
N.Y. He was a member of the
Moose Lodge and'enjoyed hunt-
ing and fishing. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Amanda;
son, George Weimer, III; and
daughter, Barbara Jean. Survivors
include three daughters, Jane
Dudas of English Town, N.J.,
Grace (John) Moffia of Milltone
Township, N.J., and Martha Cook
of Moore Haven, and Toms River,
N.J. A memorial service will'be
conducted at the Buxton's West
Lake Funeral Home, 805 N. Hwy
27, Suite 1, in More Haven' on
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Latin beauties prep for competition


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE The stage is
set for a night of showcasing cultur-
al beauty, as the 2005 Miss Latina
beauty pageant is set for Feb. 26, at
the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
in Belle Glade.
The pride of the south lake com-
munities will begin taking the stage
at 7 p.m., with contestants compet-
ing in two different age-specific
divisions. The younger contestants
range in age from 15-17, while
young beauties ranging in age from
18-23 will compete against one
another for the coveted title of 2005
Miss Latina of the Glades.
The program is in its third year
and has seen some minor changes
since its inception, but has reaped
bigger rewards for the contestants
themselves.
According to Milagros Navarro,
head coordinator for the local pag-
eant, the beauty pageant's philoso-
phy has remained the same, with
the only changes being in the name
itself.
Originally called the Miss His-
panic pageant in the first year, it
was changed to the Miss Latina
pageant in its second year when
organizers bought into the nation-
ally franchised name in order to
open new doors for the young con-
testants.
Ms. Navarro said it was then
necessary to rename the pageant
this year to Miss Latina of the
Glades, since the contest draws


Courtesy photo
This year's contestants for the 2005 Miss Latina of the Glades will be competing at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.


competitors from all of the sur-
rounding communities.
As part of being involved with
the Miss Latina organization, the
potential can now move beyond
local notoriety to compete in the
Miss Florida pageant, with the
potential to move on to internation-
al competition.
All expenses are paid for the
winner to compete in the national
and international competitions and
she will also receive a $1,000 schol-
arship from Glades Media.
There will be three basic cate-
gories, in which the contestants
will be judged. They will be scruti-
nized by the judges in an interview
environment, judged in an evening
gown, and in beach attire.


Ms. Navarro said it is important
to understand that it is not a
bathing suit competition, but in
outfits related to beach attire.
Beauty pageants often find
themselves in the midst of contro-
versy from those who see them as
exploitation, but Ms. Navarro said
that the opportunities to enhance
the lives of these young ladies are
very real.
"I never thought my daughter
would have gone as far as she did
when she was in this," she said.
"The exposure these ladies get
from different Internet sites alone,
creates different opportunities. My
daughter was invited to model just
from her pictures being on the vari-
ous sites."


The opportunities continue to
grow just by being involved with
the pageant and Ms. Navarro can
oqly wonder where they would be
if this particular pageant had started
a long time ago.
"I wish they had it around when
I was kid," she said. "It's a really
neat experience for the girls -and
this pageant, in particular, really
offers a lot of cultural atmosphere
that Hispanic parents like."
Currently, a photo gallery of the
contestants is posted at
www.radiofiesta.com. Web surfers
can go to this site and cast a vote,
which will determine the Miss Pho-
togenic winner. Thus, far, Ms.
Navarro said, there have been over
700 votes cast.


Flu season lingers within Florida


Several strains of intestinal flu
seem to be affecting people in our
area in the past few weeks. It isn't
easy to completely avoid any con-
tact with flu germs. Even if you
never left your house, family mem-
bers might bring the germs home.
According to the Center for Dis-
ease Control (CDC), flu germs can
live for up to eight hours on a sur-
face. That means you can catch the
flu from someone who used the
same shopping cart several hours
before. Flu germs have been docu-
mented on surfaces such as door-
knobs and books. Just about any-
thing a person touches could
harbor germs.


Engagement


Zalewski-Solomon
Charlene and Lawrence Staple-
ton of Moore Haven and Ralph
Zale\\ ski.f M. N1iliukee.ya proud
to announce the engagement of
their daughter Ann-Marie Zalewski
to Mark Solomon of Lake Worth.
The prospective groom is the son
of Linda and James Solomon. The
wedding is planned for April 30,
2005, in Jacksonville at the Immac-
ulate Conception Church. The cou-
ple graduated from the University
of Florida. The bride-to-be is
employed as a Private Banking
Specialist with PHH Corp. The
groom is employed by Winn-Dixie
as a buyer. After the wedding the
couple will reside in Jacksonville.
Charlene Stapleton, Katherine May
and family will be hosting a bridal


Washing your hands often is
one of the easiest and most effec-
tive ways of preventing the spread
of flu germs. One study conducted
by the United States Army required
one group of soldiers to wash their
hands five times a day while others
were not given any special instruc-
tions about hand washing. They
found that requiring the men to
wash their hands often significantly
reduced the frequency of illness.
The Center for Disease Control
offers the following tips for avoid-
ing the flu:
Avoid close contact with peo-
ple who are sick. When you are
sick, keep your distance from oth-


ers to protect them from getting
sick too.
If possible, stay home from
work, school, and errands when
you are sick. You will help prevent
others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose
with a tissue when coughing or
sneezing. It may prevent those
around you from getting sick.
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth. Germs are often
spread when a person touches
something that is contaminated
with germs and then touches his or
her eyes, nose, or mouth.
According to the CDC, Influenza
virus is destroyed by heat (167-
212iF [75-10iC]). In addition, sev-


eral chemical germicides, includ-
ing chlorine, hydrogen peroxide,
detergefits (soap), iodophors
(iodine-based antiseptics), and
alcohols are effective against
influenza viruses if used in proper
concentration for sufficient length
of time. For example, wipes or gels
with alcohol in them can be used
to clean hands. The gels should be
rubbed until they are dry.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


Graduation


Courtesy photo
Ann-Marie Zalewski and Mark
Solomon
shower on March 12 at 2 p.m. at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church Recep-
tion Hall, all friends and family are
welcome to attend.


Clinton L. Kerr
Clinton L. Kerr, a 2001 gradu-
ate of Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School has been
selected for the National Dean's
List with a grade point average of
3.0. He is presently attending
Florida Atlantic University 'in
Boca Raton, and will complete
his major (Human Resources
Management) in Term B of the
summer (August, 2005). Clinton
would like to honor the teacher
that inspired him the most while
attending Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School, Mr. Wayne
Aldrich, superintendent. Clinton
is the son of Shirley Parker Brice


Courtesy photo
Clinton L. Kerr
(Leroy) of Moore Haven and
Michael J. Kerr (Samantha) of
Clewiston.


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Cowboy poet coming


to Moore Haven


Nationally acclaimed cracker
poet Matt Hanson will be bring-
ing his unique brand of poetry
and whip skills to the Moore
Haven Public Library March 4.
Known throughout the coun-
try as the Cowboy Poet, Mr. Matt-
son is a working cracker cowboy
with a unique flair for putting his
exploits into words that folks
just seem to relate to.
Mr. Mattson has performed
all over the country where cow-
boy poetry is read and showcas-
es his cracker skills at pioneer
events throughout Florida and
elsewhere.
He's a longstanding member


of the Florida Cattleman's Asso-
ciation, the Professional Rodeo
Hall of Fame Society, and the
Friends of Florida Folk.
In describing his own unique
brand of storytelling, Mr. Matt-
son says, "Some audiences have
laughed and cried, others have
been enlightened. A few have
been educated and informed,
and while I don't mean to brag,
the instance has been known
when insomnia sufferers have
amazingly been cured."
Come join in the fun March 4,
at the Moore Haven Public
Library. The day's fun is expect-
ed to kick off at noon.


The Power of a heavenly touch


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Take a moment and examine
your hands. What do the backs
look like? What about the palms?
Reacquaint yourself with your fin-
gers. All of us learned early that
the hand is suited for more than
survival it's a tool of emotional
expression. The same hand can
help orhurt, extend or clench, lift
someone up or shove someone
down.
Looking back on. the history of
our hands, there are certain
moments we'd be proud of: Our
hands extending with a gift, giving
a caring caress, doctoring a
wound, preparing a meal, or fold-
ing in prayer. And then there are


those other times: Shots of accus-
ing fingers, abusive fists, hands
taking more than giving, demand-
ing more than offering, wounding
and hurting more than healing
and helping and loving.
Our hands are powerful. Leave
them unmanaged and they
become weapons: Clawing for
power, strangling for survival,
grabbing for gain, and seducing
for pleasure.
But manage them and our
hands become instruments of
grace not just tools in the
hands of God, but God's very
hands themselves. Surrender
them to the Lord, and these five-
fingered appendages become the
hands of heaven administering
heavenly touches.


People are hungering for these
heavenly touches. Some are starv-
ing for them. I've read a study
where scientists say that people
need the equivalent of 17 positive
affirmations or "good" touches
each day in order to thrive. Unfor-
tunately, many fall way short of
that number.
The emotionally healing touch
that Jesus gave to the leper in
Matthew 8:3 before He healed
him physically was a heavenly
touch. Such heavenly touches are
the touches God can give through
us to the lepers we encounter in
this world: The unpopular, those
who require a lot of patience to
deal with, those who are irritat-
ing, those who are lonely, those
who are. depressed, those who


are ill, those whom you would
generally avoid for one reason or
another.
You may remember the story
about the statue of Jesus in a
French village after the World
War. The statue was in pieces, but
it was so loved by the villagers
that they decided to put it back
together. When the hands were
nowhere to be found, they
attached a brass plaque to the
base, with the words, "I have no
hands but your hands." There -is
truth in that statement. In many
ways, Christ has no hands but our
hands today.
Jesus used His hands to touch

the, untouchables of the world.
Will you do the same?


Getting ready for Easter; Christian athletes-the spiritual kind


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
News
Easter comes early this year. It
seems that I've hardly finished
with Christmas and already Easter
.is on the horizon. Easter is the
Christian holy day it is the day
when we celebrate the Resurrec-
tion of Jesus.
Without that resurrection,
there would be no Christianity!
The promise of eternal life, given
by the witness of the one who
rose and promised that we would
follow, is ours because of his wit-
ness. The period before Easter is
commonly celebrated by many as
"Lent". That's an old word rooted
in the idea of "Lengthening"
because everyone knew in
medieval times that the days got
longer before Easter and the com-
ing of spring.
The tradition was to take it as
preparation for Easter a time


for spiritual training like other
training that is done before a big
event. Just as the athletes train for
the big game or the big race, the
faithful spend time in spiritual dis-
ciplines getting ready for big
events too.
The Lord Himself set the
example taking 40 days before
He began His earthly ministry and
going into the wilderness
(Matthew 4:lff, Mark 1:12-13,
Luke 4:lff). In my life, and in
yours too, many an event is won
in preparation for it in advance.
The team that practices on the
field day after day and rehearses
all of the possible plays is likely to
be the winning team.
Pilots that I know practice
emergency situations in their air-
craft regularly, so that when a real
emergency happens, they are pre-
pared and lives are saved. People
prepare for operations by storing
their blood in advance, so that it is
ready when needed for surgery.
Students who study all semester


do better than those who wait
until the last minute.
The first time I drove a car with
a manual transmission was a real
effort. Now it is second nature.
Spiritually, a time of getting ready
for temptation and a time of self-
discipline are the preparations
that help people get through the
difficult times. The victory comes
when the right choice is
rehearsed, practiced, prepared for
- and then what used to be diffi-
cult becomes easy.
Now is the time to get ready for
Easter now is the time to pre-
pare for a special moment and to
start to let the true meaning of
Easter begin to unfold. Each Mon-
day I read the lessons in our
Church schedule for the following
Sunday. I give myself all week to
think about some text that may
jump out at me, a passage that
piques my curiosity, a verse that
does not seem to fit or that says
something special.
During my weekly activities, I


reflect, do some research, pre-
pare some notes, make some
marks in the margin of the pas-
sage. When Sunday comes, I am
ready.
All week long, there are
thoughts and reflections at idle
moments; waiting for someone
to show up, when there is nothing
I want to watch on TV, while
doing something that does not
require my concentration, while
driving from one place to another.
Paul talks about preparation
for a big event, "Do you not know
that in a race all the runners com-
pete but only one receives the
prizes? So run that you may
obtain it," (I Corinthians 9:24). He
tells us that every athlete exercis-
es self control in all things and it is
in that self-control, that discipline,
that practice that the victory
comes. Likewise in our spiritual
life. Now is the time to get ready
for Easter, so run.that you may
obtain it in all of its joys and glory.


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Winner!
On Jan. 15, the raffle drawing for the James R. McCall II
Memorial Scholarship fund was held at the B&B Super-
market in Moore Haven with a young by-stander drawing
the winning ticket. The winner was Steve Petti of Moore
Haven. Su White presented the 12-gauge Mossberg shot-
gun to Sharon Petti who gladly received it for her husband.


Staff photos/Tracy Whirls

Pageant royalty
The 2005 Chalo Nitka Queen Whitney Ball and her court,
from left, Marrissa Weeks, voted most photogenic, Emily
Buonpasture, Jaime White and Miss Congeniality Myri-
anette Figueroa.


Staff photos/Tracy Whirls

Passing the crown
Chalo Nitka Queen Whitney Ball, daughter of Bruce Ball
and Colleen Ball, receives some tips from 2004 Queen
Lindsey Arnold.


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The outgoing 2004 Chalo Nitka Queen Lindsey Arnold
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Beauty queen

Miss Chalo Nitka Queen Whitney Ball takes the tradition-
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Feb. 19 after being crowned during the annual pageant.
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drug busts
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reported that the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office made a
pair of drug busts, with the first
one being reported Feb. 18.
The county's Criminal Inves-
tigative Division (CID) conducted
a search warrant at the residence
of Gilbert Valdez, located at 710
Oak Ave., in Labelle. During the
search, a felony amount of mari-
juana was discovered, along with
paraphernalia including a scale.
Also discovered in different
locations within the residence
was approximately $10,445. This
money was considered drug pro-
ceeds and subsequently seized.
Valdez was charged with Pos-
session of a Controlled Sub-
stance and bond was set at
$5,000.
Just a day earlier, Feb. 17, Clif-
ford Jermaine Pray, aged 18, of
Labelle, was arrested for posses-
sion of cocaine. CID conducted a
vehicle traffic stop on MLK Blv.,
in Labelle. During the traffic stop,
a bag containing suspect cocaine
was discovered'next to the sus-
pect.
Pray gave a fictitious name at
the scene, however, his real iden-
tity was later discovered and it
was found that he was wanted in
Collier County for Failure to
Appear for robbery and aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly weapon.
No bond was set for the existing
charges, and a $10,000 bond was
set for the cocaine possession.
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Courtesy photos
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Glades Academy
Attorney General Charles Crist and Mrs. Emilia Fanjul,
Chairman of the Board of Glades Academy were delighted
by the Kindergarten, class with their visit to the school
recently. The children sang "You Are My Sunshine" and dis-
cussed their knowledge of the solar system. Mr. Crist Visit-
ed the students in each classroom at the K-5 charter school.


Attorney General Charles Crist looked on as the children
heard songs, poems, read essays on Abraham Lincoln
and learned about the supplemental classroom activities
, provided through the READING FIRST grant in Ms. Bret's
third grade. The enlightening tour continued at Ever-
glades Preparatory School, the high school charter, also
located in Pahokee.


Wanted
Fugitive
Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County Inc. is asking citi-
zens to help locate Arzavious
Jermaine Givens, alias Arzavious
J. Givens, Jermain Givens, Ger-
maine.Givens, Arzadius Givens,
J-5, wanted for
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ty and grand
theft and one
count criminal
mischief; one
misdemeanor Arzavious J.
count of .fail- Givens
ure to appear
battery and three counts of fail-
ure to appear driving while
license suspended or revoked.
His date of birth is 12-4-81. He is
a white male, 6' 0" tall and
weighs 145 lbs. with black hair
and brown eyes. He has a tatoo
on his left arm. His last known
address was Davis Drive, Belle
Glade. His occupation is field
labor.
If you know the whereabouts
of Arzavious Jermaine Givens or
anyone involved in a serious
crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-
800-458-TIPS. You can remain
anonymous and still receive a
cash reward of up to $1,000 if
your tip leads to an arrest. You
can also visit the Crime Stoppers
Web site at www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.
Givens was a wanted fugitive
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and ending at 3:00 p.m.;

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Basinger dates back to Seminole Wars


(Editor's note: This is the first
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By MaryAnn Morris
The first mention of Basinger in
Florida's rich history is actually not
the town or the fort, but an account
of young First Lieutenant, William
Elon Basinger, born in 1806 and
killed in 1835 during the battle
called the "Dade Massacre" in what
is now Bushnell during the Second
Seminole War.
Two years later, in 1837, Colonel
Zachary Taylor built the fort on the
Kissimmee River (in what is now
Okeechobee County) and named it
for the young lieutenant who had
died with valor in service to his
country.
Later Thomas Daughtrey
moved from north of the fort to five
miles south of the fort and lived
there, according to "History of
Florida" by VanLandingham and
Hetherington. The same book also
documents that Henry L. Parker
joined him around 1858; Noel
Raburn Raulerson, Sr. came in
1874, Shadrach M. Chandler came
inr 1877 and opened a general store;
William Underhill, Shadrach's son-
in-law came about the same time.
People kept coming to the
Basinger settlement on the Kissim-
mee River. Then, county records
show there was a school started in
April of 1880.
During the '1880's, steamboat
trade began on the Kissimmee
River, further linking Basinger to the
outside world of travel and trade. In
1901 James S. Walker was appoint-
ed postmaster. The post office was
located in Walker's General Store.
Even before 1910, land developers
found the area, selling the prairie
land north of town to unsuspecting
northerners for farming.
A railroad was built from
Kenansville down to a point called
Prairie Ridge, which was located
about 12 miles north of Bainger.
But then farming predictably f Wed,
the railroad was abandoned and
the tracks taken up. The old rail-
road bed is now the road called
Peavine Trail that runs north up
through Viking Subdivision to the
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State
Park and on into the park.
But Basinger didn't become a
complete ghost town. Other peo-
ple came later and here, memories
are shared.
"When I was about 10 and a


Courtesy photos/"History of Okeechobee County,"
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half years old my family lived in
Eagle Bay," recalled Elda Mae Bass.
"My father worked in town. My
grandparents lived up in Basinger.
We used to go visit them every
weekend or every other weekend.
After they blacktopped Highway 98
we moved out there. With the road
blacktopped my dad could get to
work in town. We had just sand
roads then and you either bogged
down in the dry sand in the winter
or bogged down in the wet sand in
the summer. Got stuck either way.
"Then the hurricane tore out the


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,bridge over Chandler's Slough,"
she said. "We had to go all the way
around by what we called Nine
Mile Grade. That road runs
between S.R. 70 and Highway 98.
Today it's called 724.
"In those days you didn't drive
more than 35-40 miles an hour and
that was fast then. Everyone's cows
ranged free. Everyone's did. There
weren't any fences then. Cows had
the right-of-way. If there was a cow
in the road and it wouldn't move,
you waited 'til it did. They said that
when school let out, teacher would
let out the bigger boys first to chase
away any nearby cows so they
wouldn't scare the little kids. It was-
n't until the 1940's that they passed
the law that you had to fence in
your cows," she said.
Mrs, Bass recalls battling mos-
quitoes: "Hated 'em. I just hated
'em. Our parents always said 'Don't
hold the door open!' And of course
I always had to wear long sleeves
for the mosquitoes and the sun too,
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"Then it got popular to have a
tan and like all the girls, I'd put on.
baby oil with some iodine in it and
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freckles big as a nickel and then
you'll be sorry.'
"We made sure the grass and
weeds were always cut in the yard
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pots or other containers stood
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Vietnam vets still being ignored


By Mark Young

MOORE HAVEN The long
journey home for our veterans who
served this country in faraway
South East Asia has been wrought
with perilous dangers, scorn of
those who they had left their loved
ones to fight for, and, at times, have
just been ignored.
It took decades for our Vietnam
vets to get their deserved welcome
home, and while the wounds of
the war have begun to heal within
a society that had literally split at the
seams, some veterans still feel they
are being ignored by the very gov-
ernment that sent them into harm's
way.
The story of Ted Ploehn has not
been an uncommon one, but the
fact that these kinds of stories are
still ongoing, raises concerns about
how the problems with Vietnam
veterans are translated over to our
current veterans putting their lives
on the line in the war on terror.
"That's what I'm concerned
about," said Mr. Ploehn. "I'm not
asking for treatment because of
any medals I've won. I'm asking for
treatment because I deserve it and
if it's happening to me, what's
going to happen when our veter-
ans come home now? What's
going to happen to them?"
Mr. Ploehn, a Silver Star recipi-
ent, is in a battle with the Veteran's
Administration (VA) over health
conditions that may be linked to
Agent Orange, a cancer-causing
substance used in Korea and Viet-
nam to kill vegetation. The agent
was often sprayed over U.S. forces
or in areas U.S. forces would soon
be moving into.
Mr. Ploehn is like thousands of
other vets who began suffering
from symptoms of Agent Orange
exposure, and like his counter-
parts, the ensuing ill-health afflic-
tions have met with resistance
within the VA.
He has been diagnosed with
polyneuropathyy, an incurable liver
disease often caused, by exposure


to poisons. However, his initial
diagnosis by a private physician
was challenged by the VA medical
staff.
The first signs of liver problems
began to appear in 1973, at which
time Mr. Ploehn had a liver test per-
formed with another veteran who
was experiencing similar prob-
lems. Red flags were hoisted, as a
potential problem was noticed in
the tests.
"The doctor asked us both if we
drank, we said we did, and he told
us to stop or we would be dead in
two years," he said. "I quit drinking
that day in 1973 my friend didn't
- and I went to his funeral two
years later."
In the early 80s, Mr. Ploehn went
in to have a specific test performed
for Agent Orange exposure while in
Grand Rapids, MI, which displays a
number sequence indicating
whether or not there has been
exposure. ,
"The doctor took the computer
printout and apparently didn't like
what he saw," he said. "So, he took
a pen and started scratching out
numbers and wrote down lower'
numbers than what was originally
on the printout."
Ultimately, Mr. Ploehn was diag-
nosed with his liver disease two
years ago, but the resistance from
the VA has continued.
Part of the problem may be
attributed to the length of time
between his service and his diag-
nosis, but there are attributing fac-
tors, other than the alleged mishan-
dling of his case from the
beginning,
Polyneuropathy is incurable,
but.is somewhat manageable in
putting into remission. Routine-
blood withdrawals or a strict high-
carbohydrate diet can put the dis-
ease into remission.
Over the course of 25 years lead-
ing up to his diagnosis, Mr. Ploefin
had eight different surgeries, at
which time there was obvious
blood loss. He thinks that kept the
disease at bay, but his last major
surgery was in 1993 and since that


time, the related symptoms have
invaded his body.
Another problem arose follow-
ing his initial diagnosis by a private
*doctor, who sent his results for-
ward to the VA. The doctor from
the VA rejected the diagnosis, lead-
ing Mr. Ploehn to end his diet, and
the symptoms returned. He went
back to the same VA doctor who
now told him that he may have
"borderline polyneuropthy".
"It's kind of like telling someone
you are borderline pregnant," said
his wife Beatrice, a Navy veteran
herself. "Either you have it or you
don't."
Fed up with years of runaround,
Mr. Ploehn has taken his case to the
Disabled Veterans of America
(DAV) organization that has
accepted him based on his medical
records. DAV has stepped forward
to represent Mr. Ploehn in his
attempts to get the VA to provide
him with the medical services he
deserves.
"If this is happening to me, think
about how many other people are
having these problems," said Mr.
Ploehn. "What about the guys who
fought in the gulf wars? What
about the guys during the A-bomb
test? The government denied any-
thing was wrong with them for
years."
Mr. Ploehn said the.government
has historically ignored the health
problems associated with its war
veterans' and that the current
administration talks a good game,
but continues with the status quo
of ignoring the welfare of this coun-
try's warriors.
"They are just waiting around
for all of us to die, so they don't
have to pay for us anymore," he
said. "I've been a walking dead
man since I entered the jungles of
Vietnam in 1966 I just didn't
know it right away."
Mr. Ploehn earned his Silver Star
while part of an occupation force
on Landing Zone Bird in the north-
ern part-of Vietnam. There were
300 members of his First Calvary
Division at the landing zone, but


Reservation host 67th Annual Field Day


By Katrina Elsken

The Brighton Seminole
Reservation's 67th Annual Field
Day, held Feb. 18-20 at Brighton
Reservation in Glades County,
featured a PRCA rodeo, a wild
animal show, alligator wrestling
and Native American dancers.
Visitors also learned more about
Semn ioie culture while e luring a
traditional Seminole "chickee"
village.
The Field Day tradition start-
ed in 1938 with a celebration on
the reservation. In the early field
days, the Seminoles competed
in horseback races and other
games. In modern field days, a
Professional Rodeo Cowboy
Association (PRCA) rodeo has
replaced other sports. Other-
competitionssuch as the best
traditional costumes and best fry
bread continue, and the annual
event is now open to the public.
Festivities started Friday with
Kids Day at Brighton Reserva-
tion.. School children from Okee-
chobee, Hendry, Martin and
Glades Counties attended. On
Saturday and Sunday, the festival
was open to the general public.
Paul and lan s Alligator
Show, from the Seminole Native
Village in Hollywood, Fla.,
attracted the attention of festival-
goers with a display of alligators,
snakes and turtles as well as a
bear and a cougar.
The tradition of alligator
wrestling started when Semi-
noles caught alligators to sell.


only-five would walk away with
their lives after being overrun by an
overwhelming number of North
Vietnamese Army regulars.
: The couple is currently residing
in Moore Haven and his intentions
were to come to the West Palm
Beach VA Hospital for treatment,
but will have to wait for the govern-
mental red-tape-ceasefire that may,
or may not ever come.
While Mr. Ploehn's home sena-
tor in Michigan has pledged to look
into his case, the efforts locally have
run up against the typical political
brick wall. Since Mr. Ploehn has
been seeking treatment in Florida,
he sent correspondence to Gover-
nor Jeb Bush.
Gov. Bush did not respond,
instead forwarding the complaint
back to the Department of Veter-
an's Affairs, which ultimately
referred him back to the same doc-
tor who has already denied his
claims. The circle appears to be
never ending for that percentage of
veterans who are only asking for
what they earned through sacrific-
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By Lisa Click
The Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School Science Fair
will be open to the public all day
Thursday, Feb. 24 from 8:15 a.m.-
7 p.m. All Physical, Chemistry,
Biology, Environmental, and
Anatomy science classes have
participated.
Band joins
Honor Band
On Jan. 26-27, 10 of the bright-
est and best students at Moore
Haven Junior Senior High School
participated in the Heartland
Honor Band at South Florida
Community College in Avon Park.
Middle School Honor Band
had about 110 members and the
High School Honor Band had
roughly 100 members.
The students that comprised
these two bands are considered
to be the cream of the crop that
the Heartland Consortium coun-
ties have to offer.
The High School students who
participated were: Emily Buonpa-
store, Senior, Flute; Marielys
Figueroa, Junior, Saxophone;
Myrianette Figueroa, Senior,


Trumpet; Jennifer-Haman, Junior,
Flute; Zachari Jennings, Junior,
Percussion; and Beatriz Lopez,
Junior, Trumpet.
Middle School Students who
participated were: Desiree Bowl-
ing, 8th grade, clarinet; Vonda
Prichard, 8th grade,trumpet;
Irene Ramirez, 8th grade, trum-
pet; and Tanya Reitz, 8th grade,
flute.
Businesses
support schools
Moore Haven Junior Senior
High School would like to recog-
nize these individuals/businesses
for their contributions to the
school: Aherri'sBP Station Gift
Certificates for Parrot Ice(student
reward); Latarsha Lewis Gift
Coupons to Burger King (student
reward); Ardis Hammock Con-
tribution of Bag of Belts in multi-
ple sizes(student's dress code);
Christina Davidson Girls Cloth-
ing Wardrobe (shirts/pants) Con-
tribution (female students/dress
code).
We appreciate the communi-
ty's continued support of Moore
Haven Junior Senior High School.


Staff photos/Katrina Elsken
Furry little friend
This little bear seemed to like wearing his handlers cow-
boy hat, during the wild animal show at Brighton Semi-
nole Reservation Field Day, held Feb. 18-20 at Brighton
Reservation in Glades County.


Warner launches video e-mail in Glades County


CAPE CORAL Time Warner
Cable has launched its brand new
video e-mail service for Road Run-
ner High-Speed Online users in
Southwest Florida.
Developed by Vibe Solutions
Group, the Vibe Video Mail allows
users to record and send high qual-
ity video mail, create and send cus-
tomized greeting cards and text,
and record video and digital pho-
tos. The application has been
acclaimed for its ease of use and


features.
"We are extremely excited
about offering this innovative new
technology to our subscribers,"
said Chuck Hugan, director of mar-
keting. for Southwest Florida's
Time Warner Cable. "It's an easy-
to-use service that people will real-
ly like."
Road Runner Video Mail soft-
ware is available to customers with
a Web cam for free and no special
ordering is necessary.


The Southwest Florida opera-
tion of Time Warner Cable serves
86,000 customers in Lee, Collier,
Charlotte, Hendry and Glades
counties. Its main office is in Cape


Coral at 1418 S.E. 10th.Street. Local
offices are in Naples, LaBelle and in
Immokalee. Call Time Warner
Cable Customer Service at (239)
574-2020.


The Glades County Historical
Society is restoring the lovely
Westergaard home and your
help is needed to raise State-
matching funds. Every little bit
helps from a penny to a four-fig-
ure check.
The Society is promoting the
old downtown Historic District
as a tourist attraction to bring
much needed purchasing power
to Glades County. There will be a
country ribs and chicken bar-
beque, Saturday, March 12, 11
a.m.-2 p.m. 207 Ave. L, Moore


Haven. Dine in or take out for $7.
The menu will include baked
beans, potato salad, cole slaw,
homemade desserts, and bever-
ages.
Inspect the historic Wester-
gaard home. Re-wiring has been
completed. The interior is being
sanded and readied for painting.
The next project will be corn;
plete plumbing installation. A
contribution is appreciated. Con-
tact Anne-Tiques Shoppe, 100
1st Street, Moore Haven for fur-
ther details, (863) 946-9100.


Lee County Port Authority

plans open house


FORT MYERS The public
will have the opportunity to
explore the new terminal at
Southwest Florida International
Airport before it officially opens.
The Lee County Port Authority is
planning an open house Sunday
afternoon, May 15, from 1-4 p.m.
to preview the new facility. The
event will kick off with ribbon-cut-
ting festivities, and will include
self-guided tours and displays.
"Opening the terminal to the
public before we actually start
using it will be a once-in-a-life-
time opportunity, because securi-
ty regulations and passenger
activity would restrict access if we
waited until we were in opera-
tion," said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E.,
executive director of the Lee
County Port Authority. "South-
west Florida has been very sup-
portive of this project, and we
look forward to showing it off.
We also want people to become
familiar with the facility so that
they are prepared when it comes
time to use it," he said.
Flight operations will mole to
the new facility overnight at a later
date. At that time, the final arriv-
ing flight of the evening will deliv-
er the last passengers to use the
existing 22-year-old terminal. The


following morning, passengers
leaving on departing flights will be
the first to use the new terminal.
The old terminal will be closed
and eventually demolished to,
allow for new commercial oppor-
tunities to increase airport rev-
enues.
Site clearing for the new termi-
nal complex began in February
2002. It is situated south of the air-
port's single runway on land the
Port Authority bought for expan-
sion during the last decade. The
complex includes the new two-
story terminal, a three-story park-
ing garage, surface parking, air-
craft taxiways and ramps as well
as associated surface roadways.
With 28 gates along three con-
courses, the facility will have
twice the space of the current
facility, which has 17 gates on two
concourses.
The $438 million construction
project is being funded with rev-
enue bonds, federal and state
grants, and airport-generated rev-
enues. The airport operates as an
enterprise fund and does not use
ad valorem taxes for its opera-
tions or expansion. To learn more
and to see construction photos,
log onto www.flylcpa.com.


Courtesy photo
Young patriots
The winners of the Patriots pen essay contest for 7th and
8th grade students. This program is held every year by
the Veterans of Foreign Wars. These students were spon-
sored by Buckhead Ridge VFW post #9528. From L-R:
Don South-post commander, Mr. Thorton teacher,
Ashanti A. Shepard 1st-3rd place winner in district, John
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More help needed for


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The Clewiston Youth Base-
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If you would like to get
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Baseball Schedule
Feb. 22, hosts Moore Haven,
7p.m.
March 10, at Weinbaum
Yeshiva, 7 p.m.
March 15, at Pahokee, 3:15
p.m.
March 17, hosts Cardinal
Newman, 7 p.m.
March 24, at Moore Haven, 7
p.m.
March 29, at Wellington, 7
p.m.
March 31, at Royal Palm, 3:30
p.m.
April 1, at Jensen Beach, 6
p.m.
April 5, at Pope John Paul, 7
p.m.
April 8, at Cardinal Newman,
7p.m.
April 15, hosts Pahokee, 5
p.m.
April 19, hosts Jensen Beach,
5p.m.
April 22, hosts Pope John
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April 26, at Palm Beach Cen-
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March 16, at Suncoast, 6/7
p.m.
March 28, hosts Palm Beach
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March 30, hosts Royal Palm
Beach, 6/7 p.m.
April 4, at Wellington, 6/7
p.m.
April 6, hosts Park Vista, 6/7
p.m.
April 7, at William T. Dwyer,
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April 11., at Pahokee, 6/7 p.m.
April 13, hosts John L.
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April 18, at Forest Hill, 6/7
p.m.
April 20, hosts Gold Coast, 6
p.m.
April 30, District Tournament,
'TBA.
May 3, FHSAA Pay-in game,
TBA.
May 6-7, FHSAA Finals, TBA.
Girl's Softball
Schedule
Feb. 16, at Wellington, 5/7
p.m. Double Header
Feb. 28, hosts Cardinal New-
man, 4/6 p.m. Double Header
March 3, at Pahokee, 4 p.m.
March 7, at Forest Hill, 5 p.m.
March 10, Bye Week.


March 16', at Pope John Paul,
4:30/6:30 p.m. Double Header
March 18, hosts Palm Beach
Lakes, 5 p.m.
March 28, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral, 4 p.m.
March 30, hosts Glades Day, 5
p.m.
April 4, hosts Pahokee, 4:30
p.m.
April 7, hosts Jensen Beach,
4/6 p.m. Double Header
April 13, hosts Forest Hill, 5
p.m.
April 14, at Royal Palm Beach,
6p.m.
Girls and Boys Raider
Tennis Schedule
Feb. 17, hosts Palm Beach
Central, 4 p.m.
Feb. 22, at Wellington, 4 p.m.
Feb. 24, at School of the Arts,
4p.m.
March 3, hosts Wellington, 4
p.m.
March 10, hosts Royal Palm
Beach, 4 p.m.
March 29, at Royal Palm
Beach, 4 p.m.
March 31, at Forest Hill, 4-
p.m.
April 5, hosts Forest Hill, 4
p.m.
April 6, hosts School of the
Arts, 4 p.m.
April 12, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral, 4 p.m.
Districts: April 18 and 19-
Location T.B.A.
Clewiston still pending.
Boys and girls
track and field
March 4, at Lake Worth Quad
Meet, 3:30 p.m.
March 11, hosts Glades Cen-,
tral Invitational, 3 p.m.
March 15, at Royal Palm
Beach Invitational, 3 p.m.
March 18, hosts Glades Cen-
tral Quad Meet: Kings Academy,
Forest Hill, Pahokee, Wellington,
4p.m.
March 25, at John I. Leonard
Invitational.
April 1, hosts
conference/west, Champi-
onship, 3 p.m.
April 7, at County Champi-
onship, 3 p.m.
April 15, hosts District 13-2A,
2 p.m.
April 22, at Regionals 2A,
TBA. .
April 29, 2A State Meet, Coral
Springs, TBA.
April 30, 2A State Meet, Ft.
Lauderdale, TBA..


Editor's note: Attention South Lake coaches. Your communi-
ties deserve the best sports coverage possible for your area
athletes. To ensure this coverage is provided, please e-mail the
sports information sheets that have been provided to you to:
myoung@newszap.com, or fax them to (863) 983-7537.


Tiger net squad


splits season openers


By Mark Young
CLEWSITON Clewiston High
School's Tiger net squad opened
up their spring tennis season last
week with a 1-1 split, as they lost a
close match against Lake Placid
Feb. 15 and turned around to
sweep LaBelle Feb. 17.
The Tigers opened up the sea-
son looking to rebuild after losing
all of their starters from a year ago.
Picking up victories in the 4-3 loss
against Lake Placid were number
four seed Patrick Morton and num-
ber five seed Rupert Mighty.
Morton won two out of three,
taking the match by scores of 6-2, 6-
4, and 6-7 to defeat Lake Placid's
John Hailey. Clewiston lost all of
the top three seeds, but Morton's
victory put them back in the hunt
and Mighty's three-set win allowed
the Tigers to pull back into the
match.
Mighty downed Jonathan Joles
6-4, 2-6, and 6-4 to send the team
match decision into the doubles
competition. Morton teamed up
with James Hainley in the second
doubles match to easily take the
victory by scores of 6-0 and 6-3; The
match winner came in the number
one doubles pair, however, with
Lake Placid securing the overall
win with the victory.
Heading back onto the court
Feb. 17, the young Tiger squad
redeemed their narrow defeat with
a clean sweep over the Cowboys.
Josh Ingram defeated Dan
Rodriguez at the number one seed
by duplicate scores of 6-2 to give
the Tigers the early advantage and
Clewiston would never look back.


Andres Fuente, playing at the num-
ber two seed, found himself in a
battle, but emerged with a 7-6 and
6-3 victory.
Hainley took the court against
his number three counterpart and
walked off with a 6-3 and 6-4 win
while number four seed Morton
picked up his second straight victo-
rywith a 6-1 and 6-3 win over Felipe
Duras.
Morton's victory secured the
overall team victory for Clewiston,
.with four straight wins, but the
Tigers went on to complete the
sweep 'after number five seed
Mighty took down his counterpart
in three sets 1-6, 7-6, and 7-6.
Ingram and Fuente teamed up to
win the number one doubles
match 7-6 and 6-4. Hainley and
Morton rounded out the sweep
with a number two doubles victory
of 6-2 and 6-1.
"We are basically starting from
scratch this year with no returners,"
said Tiger head coach Steve Gwyn.
Our number one seed has more
experience than anyone and our
number two seed has some experi-
ence, but everyone else is basically
new. I thought they did very well in
both matches."
Gwyn said the team has been
'focusing on conditioning and hit-
ting the ball since practice began
Jan.31.
"I am trying to get them to real-
ize the importance of consistency
and fitness;" said Gwyn. "That's
been our focus since we started
practice and this was a good start to
our season, but we still have some
work to do if we expect to improve,
as the season progresses."


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CLEWISTON After qualify-
ing two Tiger wrestlers for postsea-
son action, only one will continue
the ultimate trek,.in the hunt for
state championship glory.
Both Anthony Smith and Kristo-
pher Smith survived districts to
qualify for the regional tourna-
ment and while both wrestled
well, only one will continue.
Kristopher Smith, wrestling in
the 140-pound division, opened up
the tournament against the district
runner-up champ from Clearwa-
ter Central Catholic High School
and pinned his opponent in the
third round.
The victory launched him into
the quarterfinals where he faced
off against the district champion
from Bartow High School. Kristo-
pher kept up the momentum, tak-
ing down the Bartow champ in the
second round for the pin.
The competition only grew
more intense as Kristopher took
the mat against another district
champion, this one from Berkley
Prep. It was an intense back and
forth battle that ultimately went
into overtime where Kristopher
emerged with the victory, setting
the stage for a possible regional
three 1A championship.
He would meet up with the
two-time regional champion from
Lemon Bay and it would Kristo-
pher who would strike first with a
quick score, but the reigning
champ would eventually come
back to take a closely contested 9-
4 victory.
Kristopher would end the
regional tournament with a sec-
ond place finish, and more impor-
tant, has qualified for state as one


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Tiger mat warriors 'prepared
for regional action after qual-
ifying from the district tour-
nament. Ultimately, the
Tigers would send just one to
the state championship meet.
of the top 16 wrestlers in the state.
He will be back in action this
weekend in the hunt for the state
championship and hopes to see
his Lemon Bay counterpart again.
"He won't beat me again," said
Kristopher.
Tiger head coach Jess Alford
said his young 140-pounder is
more than ready for the stiff com-
petition expected at the state tour-
ney.
"Kris has improved so much
from the beginning and has
peeked out at the perfect time. He
is ready for the State tournament
and I expect him to do welL"
Also taking the mat over the
weekend was Anthony Smith who
qualified for regionals in the 112-
pound division. Anthony finished
with a 1-2 record.
."Anthony wrestled very well
this weekend," said Alford. "The
112-pound weight class was very
tough in both the district and the
region. Just making it to the region
was a serious accomplishment in
itself."


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the revised contracts for both the
landfill operations and the pro-
posed glass recycling facility had
been submitted to the company's.
attorneys.
The commission had
approved the contract "in con-
cept" in July, referring a review of
the contract, prepared by Waste
Management, to a team com-
prised of Bryant, Miller and Olive
consulting attorney Mike Davis,
Mr. ,Pringle and County Manager
Jim Smith.
Last March, the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
approved an interim hauling,
agreement with the company


Jail
Continued From Page 1
said. "Now the city has the capaci-
ty; they've added two cells, but the
wastewater deal is going to be very
expensive."
TI., .-..nissioner said con-
struction or01 a lift station, .pressure
pump and line to tie in to the
Moore Haven system is projected
at $600,000, while only $300,000'
was allocated to build a package
plant.
Similarly, preliminary plans had
called for constructing a water tank
at the site to provide water for the
facility, due to concerns about the
quality of water provided by the
city's system and pressure prob-
lems experienced by the neighbor-
ing Moore Haveq. Correctional
Institute, due to the fact that both
facilities are on the end of the city's
system.
While the city has sufficient
water production capacity to pro-
vide the water; engineers


Glance
Continued From Page 1
information or questions, please
contact: Deputy Bert Davis at (863)
675-1144 or Captain Paul Lezzi at
(863) 673-1580.
Annual fish fry
St. Joseph the Worker Church
will have their annual Fish Fry Din-
ners every Friday from' 5-7 p.m.,
through March 4. 'St. Joseph's is
on Highway 27 in Moore Haven.
Excersise classes
at Noble center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9 a.m.
Children's advo-
cates are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and nfieglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to help-
ing a child. Attendance at three
training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360
or (800) 269-6210 for more infor-
mation, and to reserve your space
for training.
Mentors needed
Moore Haven Elementary
School (MHES) needs you. Do you
have one hour a week to spend,
with a student? Some students are
struggling in math, reading, or just
need some extra attention from a
caring adult who will listen. If you
Share able to volunteer one hour or
more a week between 8 a.m. and 2


while negotiations continued
concerning the operation of the
existing county landfill.
Later that month, Waste Man-
agement Market Area Vice Presi-
dent David Green presented the
company's plan to construct a
glass recycling facility in the coun-
ty, as a means of generating addi-
tional revenue to the county.
Under the terms of their pro-
posal, Waste Management would
build a transfer station to trans-
port Glades County's solid waste
to the Okeechobee Landfill, pay
the $1 million lump sum pay-
ment, the $75,000 monitoring fee,
'$50,000 for the study for manda-
tory garbage college, and by set-
ting the county's tipping fee at
$27.67 per ton, versus the $43 per
ton the county charges, generate
an additional $40,000 in revenue


employed by the city have pro-
posed constructing a tank and
rerouting the distribution system so
that water used by the two facilities
would serve to "push" water
through the city's system, to
resolve problems with water asso-
ciated with areas where pipes
dead-end. A final decision concern-
ing how the facility's water supply
will be provided, and how,much it
will cost has yet to be made.
Plans call for the new jail/deten-
tion facility to be financed through
a bond sale, capped at $30 million.
Commissioner Ward remained
confident that the bond sale
amount would not change and
that the corporation would be
ready to proceed with the bond
sale in a few months.
Discussions between GCDC,
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whid-
don and representatives from
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) 'earlier in the
month were promising, Commis-
sioner Ward said, since ICE officials
indicate that plans call for illegal


p.m. or during our after school pro-
gram from 3-4:30 p.m., call Kristi
Hingson at MHES to get signed up.
The school number is (863) 946-
0737.
Accountability
report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one,
will be made available to you.
American
Legion open
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 is now having bingo, Sat-
urday nights at 7 p.m. Hamburgers,
drinks and dessert will be provided
at a minimal cost.,
Chinese
speaker needed
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer who can speak
Chinese. Please contact the school
at 946-0811.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the 'council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with an advo-
cate. ,
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78


L a uit this time."
SLaw t The insurance company has
reportedly offered $5,000 as a
Continued From Page 1 settlement at a recent mediation
don't remember it. The normal hearing. Sgt. Baker has stated
process would be that we would that he is anxious for a battle in
get informed about the status of open. court, so that the truth will
any lawsuit. But it didn't happen finally be told.


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would like to say Thank You. In doing so, our
LaBelle Showroom will now become your
Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
our customers to own quality name brand fur-
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to the county, and pay the county
a $300,000 per year royalty on
glass recycled at the plant, based
at the rate of $2 per ton.
In April, the company present-
ed a 30-year spreadsheet con-
cerning projected revenue from
the proposed Recycle America
Alliance Glass Recycling Facility.
The company projected that over
30 years, royalties from glass pro-
duction alone would generate
$29,880,000, on a flat line, with-
out including any cost of living
increases; and with add-ons for
charitable contributions, opening
a second cell at the existing land-
fill, and others, bringing the total
to $38,840,000. With the value of
avoided capital costs, operational
costs and return of the county's
escrow fees once Waste Manage-
ment takes over operation of the


aliens in Florida to be housed in
only one of two facilities in the
state; one in South Florida, the sec-
ond in Central Florida, and a third,
proposed to be constructed in
north Florida has since been redi-
rected to Georgia.
Currently, Commissioner Ward
said, ICE is housing 950 detainees
in- South Florida alone, and with
plans to convert the facility at

Krome to a staging area, the pro-
posed 500-bed Glades County facil-
ity has the potential to expand.
Also encouraging, the commis-
sioner said, was that while an $85
per diem rate to house ICE,
detainees had been discussed, ICE


landfill, closes it and builds a
transfer station, bringing the total
value of the project to
$52,285,126 over 30 years.
Waste Management also pre-
sented renewed letters of support
for the project form various glass
distributing companies, including
Anheuser-Busch, Anchor Glass,
and Owens-Illinois pledging to
use the recycled cutlet.
The company also presented a
letter. from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion in which it was conceded
that Florida's glass recycling rate
has dropped from 30 percent to
24 percent, after the legislature
amended legislation to allow
counties to stop recycling if they
wanted. However, in that letter,
DEP officials concluded that "the'
public wants to continue recy-


representatives indicated that that
rate did not include costs associat-
ed with medical care, food and
other services, which could mean
that the set rate might be as much
as $105 per day.
And while local officials were
surprised by a requirement that ICE
detainees receive "direct supervi-
sion," as a condition of a long-term
contract with the county, leading to
an increase of at least 30 employ-
ees beyond the anticipated 50-odd
employees, those 30 additional
employees do not necessarily have
to be certified corrections officers,
which, Commissioner Ward.said,
will lower the anticipated payroll


Staln photosITracy Whirls
Jessica Stafford, daughter of Marion and Althea Stafford,
was crowned 2005 Miss Chalo Nitka Junior Miss during the
annual pageant sponsored by the Glades County Chamber of
Commerce Feb. 19. Pictured with her court, left to right,
Kendra Murphy, Jessica, who was also voted Miss Conge-
niality, first runner up Amy Lundy, Rebecca Langdale and
Kayla Langdale, who was voted most photogenic.


The 2005 Chalo Nitka Princess Jenna Palladino and her
court, from left, Jessica Smith, Miss Congeniality Ashley
Wright, first runner up Casey Hutson, Shelby. Schlueter,
Chelse Hough and Cooper Bartley.

Pageant ._:__ _


Continued From Page 1
and Jerrilyn Schlueter and Kee-
ley Farnam, daughter of Carl and
Aletris Farnam.
Chalo Nitka royalty will begin
their reign Saturday, Feb. 26 by
awarding trophies in the annual
Chalo Nitka, "Big Bass" tourna-
ment, sponsored by, the Big 0
Bassmasters and continue Mon-
day, Feb. 28, through Thursday,
March 3, ih presenting awards to
the winners of the Glades Coun-
ty Youth Livestock annual Live-
stock Show and Sale.
The girls will preside over the
annual Kids Day event, Friday,
March. 4 and ride: in the annual
Chalo Nitka Parade, beginning
with line up on Riverside Drive in
Moore Haven at 8 a.m. Saturday,
March 5.
For more information on the
upcoming Chalo Nitka events
phone Lisa Langdale or Kim
Browning at the Chamner, at
946-0440.


Jenna Palladino, daughter of
Joey and Dixie Palladino,
was crowned Miss Chalo
Nitka .Princess during the
annual pageant Feb. 19.
Jenna was also voted most
photogenic.


cling, the DEP concluded, and
recycling is not likely to fade any
time soon and markets are not
expected to decline further."
The DEP letter continued,
opportunity exists to increase
recycling, particularly in the com-
mercial sector among restaurants
and bars whose consumption of
glass is high, and new markets for
recycled glass, asphalt roof tiles
and others are developing.
-- In May, the commissioners
voted to contract with WCG for a
study of the remaining airspace at
the existing Glades County landfill
after the county offered the com-
pany a counter proposaF in which
they offered to sell the existing
Glades County Landfill in Qrtona
for $10 million.
At that meeting, Waste Man-
agement took the position that


cost.
The corrections development
corporation board chairman said
he and fellow board members Nita
Shirley and Bobby Flanagan are
continuing to discuss other cost-
saving options to keep the project
online. The -costs of transporting
detainees from the Krome Center
to the proposed Glades County


the landfill is a liability, not an
asset, as the existing deed restric-
tion does not allow importation of
any out-of-county waste. Later,
the company sweetened their
offer by agreeing, if the county
would assist them in lifting a deed
restriction imposed by Lykes
Brothers on the landfill, to gener-
ate additional revenue to the
county by taking in a dedicated
stream of construction and demo-
lition debris at the Ortona landfill,
until that facility reached the end
of its productive life.
While that offer was met with
little interest on the part of Lykes
Brothers, the company later
agreed to indemnify the county
for any liability associated with
operation of the landfill.


facility will likely be controlled via a
second contract, separate from
that determining the per diem rate.
Mr. Ward also said the corporation
is discussing contracting out med-
ical, food and laundry services to
the facility, which would not only
cut costs, but could potentially spur
other economic development ini-
tiatives in the county.


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Care-giving Connections offers advice


Transportation is an issue that
is vital to the quality of life for
older adults and their caregivers.
When physical and cognitive
impairments prevent older adults
from driving or using public trans-
portation, caregivers often
become primary transportation
providers.
Unfortunately, providing trans-
po.rtation can be a stressful and
time-consuming care-giving task.
The following tips are for care-
givers to consider when either
transporting or arranging trans-
portation for their loved ones. Use
these questions to gather more
detailed information from the
transportation provider you are
considering in order to choose
the best option for your loved
one.
-What is the service area? Is
there a limitation on distance?
-How much will the service
cost? Will insurance pay for
rides provided by the service?


-Is there an evaluation that
must take place prior to the first
ride?
-Are there requirements to
qualify for the service? If so, what
are they?
-Is there a membership fee
that must be paid before schedul-
ing rides with the service?
-How far in advance must
reservations be made?
S-Are rides -provided in the
evenings, on weekends or on hol-
idays?
-Are rides provided to social as
well as medical or shopping
appointments?
-Are door-to-door or curb to-
curb services provided?
-Are rides provided to people
who use wheelchairs? If so, do
riders stay in their wheelchair,- or
are they transferred to a seat dur-
ing the ride?
-Is there an escort or attendant
in the vehicle with the driver? -
Does someone stay with my fami-


ly member during appointments?
-Can a family member serve as
an escort? If so, is there an extra
cost associated?
-Will there be a wait when
picked up from home or for the
return trip? If so, how long?
-Will other passengers be rid-
ing? If so, what is the maximum
length of time of the ride while
others are being 'picked-
up/dropped-off?
When impairments resulting
from dementias prevent older
adults from safely driving or using
public transportation, caregivers
often become primary trans-
portation providers. Transporting
your loved one can be a chal-
lenge, but does not have to be a
struggle every time.
-Be patient and allow time to
get ready and get into the car.
-Try to allow your loved one to
calm down before entering the
car.
-Be prepared with relaxing


music, sunglasses, photos, food,
etc.
-Seat your loved one in the rear
passenger side seat with seat belt
on and child lock in the 'on' posi-
tion.
-Encourage your loved one to
do as much as possible for
him/herself.
-Try to keep glare from the sun
to a minimum.
-Give information in small bits
- give brief, step-by-step direc-
tions. Stay calm.
-Validate your loved one's feel-
ings whenever possible. Be aware
of your body language.
-Ask your loved one to use the
bathroom before getting into the
car.
-If possible, have a cellular
phone in the car in case of emer-
gency.
For additional information on
any of these services call (863)
675-1446.


Going batty may help combat insects


By MaiyAnn Morris

Bats are victims of bad public
relations. Florida bats do not
suck your blood. They have
superb navigation systems -
they do not get tangled in your
hair. They almost never carry
rabies (less than one-half of one
percent according to the Univer-
sity of Florida).
But if you give them a.place to
live, they will eat about half their
weight in mosquitoes, flies,
moths and beetles every night.
There really is such a creature
as a Vampire Bat, but they live in
Latin America, not South Florida.
There really are fruit bats like
Stellaluna, in the delightful chil-
dren's story by the same name
written by Jannell Cannon. Stel-
laluna is the dear baby bat that is
accidentally separated from her
mother before she can fly, caus-
ing her to drop into a nest of
baby birds. Fruit bats don't live
here either.
According to the University of
Florida, people sometimes see
bats near their fruit trees and
mistakenly think they eat fruit.
Instead these bats are consum-
ing insects that are attracted to
fruit.
"The most common bat in
our area of Florida is the Mexican
Free-Tailed Bat, so-called
because the tail extends back out
past its wing," said Ken Gioeli,
Natural Resource Agent for St.
Lucie County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service.
"Bats are actually the most
numerous species of mammal-in
the State of Florida," he contin-
ued.
Florida is also home to the Sil-
ver Haired Bat, which is the only
solitary bat. All other bats live in
colonies.
The Eastern Pipistrelle is also
found here, living in trees deep in
the woods. This is the world's
smallest bat about the size of


Courtesy photo/Bat Conservation International


Mexican Free-tailed Bat in flight.


a double bumblebee. Florida's
other bats have a wingspan of
about six inches and a body
about the size of a man's thumb.
Bats aren't rodents they're
mammals. According to the Uni-
versity of Florida/IFAS Web site,
the bones in a bat's wing roughly
correspond to a human hand.
They are the only mammals that
can fly. Mother bats have one
baby a year in spring or summer.
Before they have their babies, the
mother bats in a colony crowd
together to form a nursery -
kept very warm by all. the body
heat.
Bats do not fly into things.
Bats guide themselves by a
sound system called echoloca-
tion as do some whales: They
make a high pitched sound, too
high for our ears and listen to the
echo as the sound bounces off


objects. About 10 times a sec-
ond, at every wing-beat. their cry
bounces off objects guiding
them in the dark.
In South Florida, bats will live
in tree cavities, snags and un-
pruned c.:,bb,:i,-. plIahii. .
"The 'ellow Bal roosts exclu-
sively in un-pruned palm trees,
perfectly camouflaged. Their fur
exactly matches the color of a
dead palm frond," said Mr.
Gioeli.
They will also live in bat hous-
es, which can be easily made
from scrap lumber and a few
miscellaneous materials. Bat
houses can also be purchased
from commercial sources. By
installing bat houses on your
property, you can provide habitat
for a creature, whose numbers
are dwindling and reduce the
bug population as well.


Mr. Gioeli, a recognized expert
on bats in our area conducts a
monthly bat-detecting outing at
.the Oxbow Eco Center in Port St.
Lucie. On the last Friday evening
of the month he will guide you-to
.. i.,.- aii ,-, li ighit creatures
in their natural habitat Bring your
own flashlight.,
Flashlights will be shielded
with red film so not to interfere
with night vision. For more infor-
mation on this outing, call St.
Lucie County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service at (772) 462-1660.
For more information on bats
contact Bat Conservation Inter-
national,-on the Web: www.bat-
con.org, or by Phone: (512) 327-
9721 or mail to Bat Conservation
International, P.O. 162603,
Austin, TX 78716. The bat box
plans,shown here are from their
Web site.


Constructing a



bat house for you

Editors note: These bat
house plans are reprinted with ",
permission from Bat Conserva- -:'
tion International. For more
information, see their Web site at
www.batcon.org .or write to
them at Bat Conservation Inter-
national, PO. Box 162603, Austin,
TX 78716; telephone: (512) 327- .
9721; or, fax: (512)327-9724. -
Matril Needed Courtesy illustrations/
Materials eeded Bat Conservation International
(m a k e s 1 ) .....................................
1/4 sheet (2'x4') 1/2" AC, BC,
or TI-11 (outdoor grade) ply-
wood. Do not use pressure treat-
edwood.
One piece 1" x 2" (3/4"xl: .',
1/2"-finished) x8' pine (furring L
strip). -
20-30 1 1/4"-coated deck or
exterior-grade Phillips screws. u,,*,
One pint dark, water-based the top as a roof, if desired
stain, exterior-grade. (optional, but highly recom-
One pint water-based prmerim .mended)
exterior-grade. 9. Paint or stain exterior three
One quart flat water-based times (use primer for first coat).
paint or stain, exterior-grade. 10. Cover roof with shingles or
One tube paintable latex galvanized metal (optional).
caulk. Optional Modifications to the
l"x3"x28" board for roof Small Economy Bat House:
(optional, but highly recom- 1. Wider bat houses can be
mended). built for larger colonies. Be sure
Black asphalt shingles or gal- to adjust dimensions for back
vanized metal (optional). and front pieces and ceiling strip.
6-10 7/8" roofing nails A 3/4"-support spacer may be
(optional). required in the center of the
Recommended Tools: roosting chamber for bat-houses
Table saw or handsaw over 24" wide to present warp-
Caulking gun ing.
Variable speed reversing drill 2. Two bat houses can be
Paintbrushes placed back to back, mounted on
Phillips bit for drill poles. Before assembly, a hori-
Tape measure or yardstick zontal 3/4" slot should be cut in
Scissors (optional) the back of each house about 9"
Staple gun (optional) from the bottom edge of the back
piece to permit movement of
Construction bats between houses. Two pieces
Procedure of wood, l"x4"x4 1/4", screwed
'Procedure horizontally to each side, will join
1. Measure and cut plywood the two boxes. To provide addi-
into three pieces: tional roosting space, leave a 3/4"
26 l1/2"x24" space between the two houses,
16l1/2"x24" and roughen the wood surfaces
5"x24" or cover the back of each with
2. Roughen inside of back- plastic mesh. (Do not cover the
board and landing area by cutting .rear exit slots; see item 4 below).
horizontal grooves with sharp One I "x4"x34" vertical piece
object or saw. Space grooves attached to each side over the
about 1/2" apart, cutting 1/16" to horizontal pieces blocks light, but
1/32" deep. allows bats and air to enter. A gal-
3. Apply two coats of dark, vanized metal roof, covering both
water-based stain to interior sur- houses, protects the center roost-
faces. Do not use paint, as it will ing area from rain. Eaves should
fill grooves, making them unus- be about 3" in southern areas
able. andaboutl 1 2" in he north.-' -
4. Measure and cut furring 3. Ventilation may not be nec-
into one 24" and two 20 1/4" essary in cold climates. In this
pieces. case, the front should be a single
5. Attach furring strips to back, piece 23" long. Smaller bat hous-
caulking first. Start with 24" piece es like this one will be less suc-
at top. Roosting chamber will be cessful in cool climates. Howev-
3/4" wide (front to back). er, those mounted on buildings
6. Attach front to furring strips, gain heat faster, maintain thermal
top piece first (don't forget to stability better and are more likely
caulk). Leave 1/2" vent space to attract bats.
between top and bottom front 4. Durable plastic mesh can
pieces, be substituted for roughening to
7. Caulk around all outside provide footholds for bats. Attach
joints to further seal roosting one 20"x24 1/2" piece to back-
chamber. board after staining interior, but
8. Attach a 1 "x3"x28" board to prior to assembly.


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Computer model helps farmers lower risk of crop loss


GAINESVILLE Scientists
from the University of Florida and
other southeastern universities are
helping farmers to get a jump on
Mother Nature.
Combining computer, crop
models with climate forecasts that
predict whether an upcoming sea-
son is likely to be a wet and stormy
El Ni-o year, the researchers have
designed a unique Web-based
decision-making tool that farmers
can use to minimize the risk of
damage to their crops.
. The interactive Web site is the
work of the Southeast Climate
Consortium, a group of
researchers from universities in
Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The
project is funded by the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration and by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Risk
Management Agency.


"Most crops in Florida are
affected (by El Ni-o) in some way,
but the effects depend on the crop
and its management," said Jim
Jones, a distinguished professor of
agricultural and biological engi-
neering at UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS. On Sunday, he will pres-
ent the consortium's Web-based
tool at the American Association
for the Advancement of Science's
annual conference.
Known as AgClimate.org, the
tool will allow farmers to get infor-
mation on how different the
expected climate is going to be
from normal and will provide esti-
mates on how yields of particular
crops might be affected.
The crop models are based on
historical information about soil,
weather and management. To
help farmers get the most accurate


predictions of climate conditions
for a growing season, the
researchers compile records of
conditions during El Ni-o years, La
Ni-a years and neutral years, as
well as information about histori-
cal yields of certain crops during
those seasons.
El Ni-o, a global climate event
occurring every two to seven
years, is caused by a change in
atmospheric conditions in the
equatorial Pacific Ocean leading to
unusually warm ocean tempera-
tures. In the Southeastern United
States, the effects of El Ni-o are
particularly strong, Jones said. El
Ni-os bring increased rainfall,
stormy conditions and cooler-
than-normal winter temperatures.
Conversely, during a La Ni-a
year, the equatorial ocean is colder
than average, leading to winter
temperatures that are warmer


than normal in the Southeast.
The Web tool can help farmers
minimize risks throughout the
growing season, from likely cli-
mate conditions affecting the
establishment of a crop right after
planting, to conditions by harvest
time to the possibility of freezing,
said Clyde Fraisse, an assistant
extension scientist in the UF/IFAS
agricultural, and biological engi-
neering department. ,
'After the busy 2004 hurricane
season, farmers are especially
interested in storm forecasts,
Fraisse said.
"They have to decide about the
wind and hail damage insurance,
and then about the acreage to
cover," he said. Knowing whether
it's likely to be an active storm sea-
son, the farmer also can decide
whether to insure his entire farm
or just a couple of fields, or even


whether to change crops.
"They're looking at this as a
way to help them streamline their
decisions," he said.
Currently, the Web site can sim-
ulate potential yields for peanuts,
potatoes and tomatoes based on
the expected seasonal climate,
planting dates and management
practices. Over the next year, the
researchers will add cotton and
corn to the site, as well as addition-
al tools such as the range of
expected dates of freeze and frost.
The researchers also will work
with producers around the region
to fine-tune the Web site and maxi-
mize its usefulness.
"This has tremendous implica-
tions as a decision tool for our pro-
ducers," said Joan Dusky, an assis-
tant dean .for the UF/IFAS
extension service. "If you knew it
was going to be unusually wet in


July, would you or could you do
anything differently to minimize
risk? They're taking climate predic-
tions one step farther, making it
easier for producers to make deci-
sions."
The Southeast Climate Consor-
tium, part of NOAA's Regional Inte-
grated Science Assessment pro-
gram, includes researchers from
the University of Georgia and from
Auburn University in Alabama as
well as Florida State University and
the University of Miami. Climate
predictions used in the models are
developed by FSU's Center for
Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction
Studies.
The consortium is unique in
that it is the only NOAA Regional
Integrated Science. Assessment
program that focuses on agricul-
ture and management of climate-
related risks, Fraisse said.


Farm family toured area bringing their unique style to all


John. Christopher Knight and
his family weren't always farmers
or singers.
In 1988, the Knights lived in a
five-bedroom suburban home
with two cars in the driveway.
John, then a successful business-
man, coached soccer and also
played soccer competitively. After
a soccer injury left him unable to
work or walk for four months, he
decided to make a drastic lifestyle
change.
"I took up two new past
times," Mr. Knight explained.
"One, reading the Bible, and two,
thinking both being practices
which definitely lay the ground-
work for change. No work to
dominant my mind, so no distrac-
tion there, just me, the past, the
present and the quiet.
"Looking back it's no wonder I
fell off the deep end, and decided
to try out some of those crazy
ideas," he said. "Yep, that's what
happened, in March. I called my
wife downstairs where I was laid
up in front of the fireplace and
informed her of my freshly found
insights 'Honey' I said, 'we are
going to rent a barn for the rest of
the year, put our belongings in the
barn and move into our popup
camper with the five children.
Then, in December, I will quit
work, buy some land and sell our
cars. We can then live without
electricity and farm with our riding
horses, so I can stay home with'
you and the children'. She was not
quite as enthused with the idea as
I -x as. What led me to suspect this
was her telling me I must have a
brain virus and a divorce sounded
like a much better plan to her.
"Regardless, having purpose to
listen to that inner voice, I pressed
on with my plan," he continued.
He said the transition from sub-
urban life to old-fashioned farm-
ing started with an extended
camping trip.
To save money, he rented a
farm and the family put most of
their belongings in a barn and
they lived in a popup camper and
a handmade shack.
"In December I left work look-
ing for cheap land. After purchas-
ing our farm, my 13-year-old son
and myself, along with some help,
tore down, old buildings, and
using only hand tools built our.
barn and the main part of our
house for about $3,000," he said.
"We hauled all our water in buck--
ets for about two years, before
putting in a ram pump and gravity
flowwater system. /
"We have no desire to return to
our former way of life," he said.
"There are tradeoffs, but my wife
and I both rejoice to have tasted a
different side of life that helps to
cultivate thankfulness." '
Using horses to plow the fields,
the Knights raise their own food
and food for their animals. Their
"cash crop" is Border Collies,
which they breed and train. He
said currently most of the dogs he
trains work with cattle, rather than
sheep and goats.
Mr. Knight explained that he
not only trains the dogs, but also
trains the cows and the owners.
"I tell them, 'I train you, the
dogs and the cattle.' I take the-
older, experienced dogs and go
out and train their cattle to work
with a dog," he explained. Cattle
that have never worked with a dog
might want to fight the dog, he
said. The older, more experienced
dogs are used to getting the cattle
more comfortable to working
with a dog. After that, the job can
be turned over to a younger dog.
Then he trains the owner how
to work with his newly purchased
Border Collie.
The Border Collie business
played an important part in the
Knights' career on the stage.
The family likes to entertain
themselves by singing and playing
guitars, harmonicas and other
musical instruments. "If it makes
noise, we like it," said Mr. Knight.
"While camping out at a Bor-
der collie event in Georgia a man
heard us playing my songs and
offered to have my music record-
ed," he continued. "I turned him
down. We bred, raised, and
trained a dog named Farmer
Brown. A Scottish judge at the
National Finals offered to buy him.
This opened the door for my son


to go to Great Britain to work on
farms for six months. He played
music with me around the house,
so I decided before he left to
record my songs. I called the man
back who had offered to record
me a year earlier. Then, a videog-
rapher'said he thought our music
was special and wanted to see it
promoted, so he made us a mini-
documentary/music video.
"Now, I don't know what the
odds of a man, who spends 98
percent of his time on the farm,
doesn't even have a radio and is
not pursuing music in any way,
ending up with a CD and video of
his original music at no cost are,
but they must be phenomenal.
"Much to our astonishment,
shortly after releasing my debut
album of original music, it hit 44
on the AMA Radio Airplay Charts,
just two spots shy of the Dixie
Chicks," Mr. Knight continued. "A
manager approached wanting me
to tour. with musicians out of
Nashville. But thus far in life I
maintained a keen focus on my
family and felt led to do the same
here. I told my children, it looked
to me like if we put a show togeth-
er, w6 might just stumble up on an
audience somewhere.
"We started practicing, before
long, the children's natural talents
began, to flourish and they were
playing multiple instruments dur-
ing our performance," he said.
"We'll have to wait to see
where this all ends up. For now,
we are just working hard at what
our hands have found to do, and
thankful it is something our family
can do together," he said.
He said they now have six chil-
dren and still spend most of their
time on their 100-acre farm. They
still make their own clothes.
"We still don't own a television
or a radio," he said. Someone had
to bring a battery operated CD
player to their house so they could
listen to their own CD.
One change the music career
required was' motorized trans-
portation. A renovated school bus,
.renamed the "Coool Bus", trans-
ports the family of musicians to
and from performances.
The idea for a series of Florida
concerts started with a plan to
attend the annual Sheepdog Trials
in Okeechobee Feb. 18-20. Since
they were planning to make the
trip by bus from Kentucky. to
Okeechobee anyway, Mr. Knight
thought it might be fun to sched-
ule some concerts along the way.
He admitted the idea of spending
time in Florida in February is
attractive. Kentucky is cold this


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A former school bus, renamed the "Cooolbus" transports
John Christopher Knight and, his family to and from concerts.
The family has no other motorized transportation and uses
horse-drawn plows to farm their 100 acres in Kentucky. The
family will be in concert in Okeechobee on Sunday, Feb.. 20,
from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64.


Milking is still done the old-fashioned way on the Knight
farm, with the company of plenty of cats who are hoping for
a taste of warm milk.


time of year, he said, especially
when your house does not have
indoor bathrooms.
He said he doesn't expect his
dogs to win at the trials, because


he hasn't spent much time work-
ing them with sheep lately. But he
added that herding dog competi-
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own food and the food for their animals on their Kentucky
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FORT MYERS The Trans-
portation Security Administration
advises passengers departing
from Southwest Florida Interna-
tional Airport to arrive at the air-
port at least two hours before
their scheduled flights.
Until the end of March, the air-
port will be especially busy Fri-
days through Mondays, and the
passenger-screening checkpoints
are expected to be particularly
crowded between 11 a.m. and 1
p.m. During those times, travelers
should allow extra time for
delays.
"The next few months are
going to be hectic and we're ask-
ing travelers to plan ahead and be
patient. The existing terminal was
built to accommodate three mil-
lion passengers annually, and last
year there were nearly seven mil-
lion," said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E.,
executive director of the Lee
County Port Authority. "The situa-
tion is temporary and we're all
looking forward to having plenty
of space in the new terminal


when it opens."
In addition to allowing extra
time, there are other steps travel-
ers can take to expedite the
screening process:
-Be sure to go to the correct
concourse. Because the terminal
is operating at peak capacity, pas-
sengers may check in at a ticket
counter at one concourse, but
their flights may leave from the
other. Passengers should double-
check their boarding passes.
-Be prepared to remove shoes
if required.
-While waiting in line, remove
all jewelry, empty pockets, and
tuck those items into carry-on
bags. This not only speeds the
process but also assures that
nothing is left behind.
-Know what items cannot be
carried on board. Scissors with
pointed tips, knives, all tools,
weapons, ammunition and
explosives are prohibited. For a
more comprehensive list of
allowed and prohibited items, log
onto www.tsa.gov, and go to


"Travel Tips a must read for
anyone traveling by air..
March is always the busiest
month of.the year at the airport,
with almost three times the num-
ber of passengers traveling than
during September.
The new 28-gate terminal,
being built south of the airport's
runway, will provide more than
twice the space of the current 17-
gate terminal. The new tertninal
is one of the first in the nation ,to
have post-Sept. 11 security equip-
ment and procedures incorporat-
ed into its design the current
terminal was retrofitted with
equipment that takes up valuable
space near the ticket counters.
The new terminal will have three
concourses and a dual-level road-
way system that will allow depart-
ing passengers to use the second
level, while arriving passengers
will claim baggage and leave the
terminal from the ground level.
To learn more, visit the airport's
Web site atwww.flylcpa.com.


Senator Dave Aronberg recovers over


$1 million for Florida consumers


GREENACRES Residents of
the Sunshine State who find them-
selves victims of rip .off or :con
artists have a unique crusader on
their side in the Florida Senate.
Just two years after the launch
of a special consumer fraud divi-
sion within his legislative district
office, state Senator Dave Aron-
berg (D-Greenacres) on last
Wednesday announced that he
has passed the $1 million mark in
money recovered for Florida con-
sumers.
"When I got elected; I wanted
to continue our work,":said Aron-
berg, a former assistant attorney
general for economic crimes.
"Protecting consumers is what I'm
proudest of as a state legislator."
From amounts as small as $8


- recovered from the phone com-
pany on behalf of a Wellington res-
ident to one sum totaling over
$390,000 for land stolen by the
Nazis recently paid to a Holocaust
survivor that Aronberg located, the
Senator is on-a mission to go
where law enforcement frequently
,cannot.
"They have nowhere else to
turn," Aronberg said. "It's not
always a criminal matter, and the
attorney general typically doesn't
investigate individual cases."
The idea for the project the
first of its kind in Florida grew in
part out of Aronberg's work in the
attorney general's office on an ini-
tiative- dubbed "Seniors Versus
Crime."
Staffed by a former Palm Beach


County deputy sheriff who worked
with Aronberg on the initiative,
and a core of senior citizen volun-
teers, the Senator's consumer
fraud division now chases the bad
guys statewide.
Calls for help in the closed case
files have come from as far away
as Boston, Massachusetts, and
New York City anywhere Flori-
da residents, many of them elderly,
find themselves needing assis-
tance from unscrupulous charac-
ters.
"When they think they've lost
all hope, they call us," said Aron-
berg. "And we're able to do things
people never expected."
To reach Senator Aronberg,
contact him at (561) 433-2627 or
email dave@davearonberg.com.


Attorney general subpoenas U.S. Airways


"TALLAHASSEE Attorney poena compels the airline to pro- and we join him in wanting to
General Charlie Crist has issued duce, among other things, copies know why," said Crist. "He has
an investigative subpoena to U.S. of all documents relating to flown on several occasions since
Airways, Inc., directing the airline polices for denying passage to his accident, yet this was the only
to turn over records and other persons with disabilities; employ- time he was not only denied a
documents regarding the circum- ee training for dealing with pas- seat, but was physically removed
*stances surrounding the removal sengers with disabilities; policies from the one the airline provided."
of a paraplegic passenger from a and procedures for responding to The attorney general's subpoe-
flight, as well as its practices and requests for accommodations by na was issued pursuant to Flori-
policies in dealing with passen- passengers with disabilities; da's Civil Rights Act, Chapter 760,
gers with disabilities, copies of all complaints by pas- Part III, Florida Statutes. The sub-
The subpoena comes in sengers with disabilities since Jan- poena is part of the attorney gen-
response to the airline's recent uary 2003, as well as the disposi- eral's investigation into possible
removal of would-be passenger tion of those complaints; and civil rights violations concerning
Phil Barrett, a paraplegic, from a various documents specifically the business practices, policies
recent flight at Tampa Internation- related to the decision to deny and procedures of U.S. Airways,
al Airport. passage to Mr. Barrett. Inc., regarding persons with dis-
The attorney general's sub- "Mr. Barrett was humiliated, abilities.

Disaster registration deadline February 28


ORLANDO Individuals and
small businesses impacted by
Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
or Jeanne have until Feb. 28 to reg-
ister for disaster assistance with
the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
"We want people to under-
stand that Feb. 28 is the applica-
tion deadline," said Craig Fugate,
state-coordinating officer for Flori-
da's State Emergency Response
Team (SERT). "For individuals
who have already applied, their


cases will continue to be
processed. We won't be accepting
any new applications after the
deadline."
Floridians who received dam-
age from one or more of the four
storms can call the FEMA toll-free
number, (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
or TTY (800) 462-7585 for those
who are speech-or hearing-
impaired. The lines are opera-
tional Monday through Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applicants
can also register online at
www.fema.gov by clicking on the


"Register for Disaster Assistance
Online" icon.
"We have received and careful-
ly, reviewed more than 1.2-million
applications since last summer,"
said Bill Carwile, federal coordi-
nating officer. "Now, six months
after the first hurricane struck, we
believe we have been successful
in reaching those individuals, fam-
ilies and businesses in need of our
help."
For more information on SERT
go to www.floridadisater.org; for
FEMA, go to www.fema.gov.


Crist warns consumers about


new twist on an older seam.


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist advised
consumers of a new and aggres-
sive financial scam that leaves no
Floridian immune from attack -
including the attorney general
himself. Last week, Crist received
two cashier's checks totaling
$21,000 attempting to draw the
attorney general into. the latest
variation of a familiar scam.
For more than two decades,
authorities have battled an inter-
national mail scheme commonly
known as .the "Nigerian Bank
.Scam." In its traditional form, the
scam involves a promise that an
individual will pay the victim
from a large pool of money being
held overseas, if the victim, first
sends .a smaller amount of
money as "security." The victim
sends the money, but then never
again hears from the sender.
Recently, a new twist on the
old system has emerged. In this
variation, the victim receives a
cashier's check in the mail or via
overnight delivery. The check is
for.a large sum of money from
what appears to be a nationally
recognized banking institution.
No explanation accompanies the
check, but the victim may
attempt to deposit it into his or
her bank account.
Should the victim's bank
accept the deposit, the check is
routed to the financial institution
of origin, where it is discovered
that the account has been
closed. The check is then for-
warded to the original holder of
the closed account, who now
has the victim's banking infor-
mation. It can take some time for
the victim to realize that the
integrity of his or her bank
account has been compromised.
"The audacity of these crimi-
nals is breathtaking," said Crist.
"It's clear that these scam artists
will stop atnothing, and spare no
one, in their shameless ploy to
make a quick buck. This is a vivid
reminder that if something


sounds too good to be true, it
probably is. It is important that
all Florida consumers are aware
of this threat."
Crist is' a leader in efforts
against identity theft and other
scams, and immediately recog-
nized that the cashier's checks
were of dubious authenticity. He
contacted the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) to alert them to the
scheme. FDLE confirmed that
the checks are indeed part of a
scam, and said it appears to be a
variant on the traditional Niger-
ian check scam. FDLE is now
investigating this new develop-
ment.
Consumers who receive any
type of similar cashier's check or
solicitation to participate in an
advanced pay scheme should
immediately contact their local
U.S. Secret Service office. Attor-
ney General Crist also offers
these suggestions to avoid


becoming the victim of such a
scheme:
-Avoid providing your person-
al or banking information to any
unknown person or business.
-If you receive a request for
personal or banking information
from an unknown person or busi-
ness, do not reply in any manner.
-Avoid any behavior that
might result in the compromised
integrity of any personal informa-
tion, including bank account
numbers and credit information.
Detailed information on iden-
tity theft prevention and steps to
take if one becomes a victim can
be found at http://myfloridale-
gal.com/identitytheft.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement suggests that
those looking for more informa-
tion to protect themselves from
such schemes visit these Web
sites: www.secureflorida.org, and
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with 2 full baths 2 half baths. This home also fture
features real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast include a breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings, a huge
bar, separate living room and family room. Not master suite and fenced yard. Only $52,500.
to big and not to small. This one has it all for
only $129,900
M 4.58+/-i c'n Case
'8 Road. Suit#aeo site tor mtanuctured
Words o rff, anufac homes, fenced for horsesandcan besubdivided
tured hon lfordlbSeubapprox..dr two hom. $15 0
5 acres this is one you have to see to believe. for two homes. $125,000
$149,900. 1.25 acresin Montura on N.Utopia.$25,900.
3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.5+/- acres. 3 l1.25 i e jjt. eiced at
This hom l tii and air $19,900 eac3T0 aor -as-
conditione "W e it e vault-
ed ceilings and lots more. This on won't last
long at only $145,900. IL
Country Living at its best, in Muse. This Beautiful .25+/* acre corner lot in downtown
beautifully decorated 3BR/2B home, sits on LaBelle "Ori l r Xl t ned for
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wood burning fireplace, a large "country
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new 10x20 storage shed. Make an appointment Oversized corner lot in Unit 102 on S.
to see this one today!!!!!! Asking price is Hilton, $37,000.
$128,900 Oversized lot in Unit,102 w/oaks. $37,000.
Looking for country living? Here it is! This .25+/, lot in S D into SR82:1 Only
gorgeous 4BR/2B manufactured home sits on $19,000 .,
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3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.45+/ acres CI
features vaulte.. .:..il,,,. i, ired shec rock MoI / .. e --*r
walls, lots of ..,li ,., ,. dual sinks in 1.18+/- acres zoned C commercial just South
master bath and lots more. Asking $125,900. of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of frontage
3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres on SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
with tons of upgrades. This property is fenced $399,900.


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10 A.M.
TOOLS, TRACTORS, BOATS
3 Allis Chalmers Tractors
1 w/Bush Hog w/3 point lift, Oliver
Tractor back hoe/bucket, D 4 Cat Dozer
Diesel w/8ft. blade, pony engine, small
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Cat Diesel Power Plant, Cement Mixer,
Tandem Trailer, Pole Trailer, 3-Point
Bush Hog, A.C Riding Mower, Alum,
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hydraulic jacks, house jack, pallet jacks,
100s of hand tools, Johnson Bar,
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metal, old out-boards, hitches, 100s of
pieces A.C. hoods, seats, motors,
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Owner was retired AC dealer
1747 Caloosa Estate Dr, LaBelle, FL.
N. on Hwy 29 from center of town,
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Refreshments available.
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17 CABINS NEAR PIGEON
FORGE, TN, selling at Auc-
tion- March 12, 10:30 a.m.
Guaranteed financing
available with 25% down.
Furrow Auction Co.
(800)4FURROW;
www.furrow.com. TN Lic
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MALE CATAHOLUA
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eyes in Viking Prairie
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MOBILE HOME Damaged
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or (772)332-1058.
OLD SCHOOL BUS- no
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(239)369-8632.
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F, 9 wks, Aggressive. 1st
shot/wormed. To Good
Home! 863-763-8892.


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panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-5177.
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S US 27. (561)992-2482


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Previous Phone Exp.
Preferred, Proficient
Word & Excel
Bilingual a +
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Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave,
Attn: Marta
or email resume to
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Family Resource Counse-
lor, working with parents,
child care givers & social
service agencies in Hendry
& Glades Communities.
Early childhood education
credentials and bilingual a
plus. Would work out of
LaBelle office. Reliable
transportation necessary.
Full benefits. Send resume
to Child Care of SW Florida
Inc., 3625 Fowler St., Ft.
Myers, FL 33901, Fax
.239-278-3031.

Florida Licensed Physical
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Full Time Handyman
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Sabreena's
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Overnight travel required.
Good starting salary.
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HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County Planner/Development Director
All candidates must have an MA in urban
planning or related field and seven years ex-
perience and possess an AICP. Position
open until filled.
Building Inspector/Plan Review
All candidates must provide a minimum of 5
years construction experience with their ap-
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must be computer literate, able to commu-
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Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Recreation
Must have supervisory experience.
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knowledge.
Groundskeeper Opening
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Applications can be obtained from Human
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for the above positions is March 2, 2005,
unless otherwise noted.
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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area construction firm. Must have various office skills,
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POSITION: Care Coordinator
(Hispanic//Bi-Lingual)
NOAH, Incorporated is seeking to fill the po-
sition of Care Coordinator.
This individual will work directly with families
providing case management and family-cen-
tered care to children and families.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited College or
University with a Bachelor's degree in Social
work, psychology, Mental Health counseling
or Nursing and at least two (2) years experi-
ence in pio:viding diiect service io families.:
Questions should be directed to Gladys Gil
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(561)996-3889. /
All interested' persons should send resume
to:
Building blocks/NOAH Incorporated
601 Covenant Drive
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Attn: Personnel Services Manager or
Gladys Givens-Barber
Family Services Director
Applications will be accepted through Friday,
March 4, 2005.
NOAH, Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT
SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$65,000 commiserate with
qualifications and experience.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE
AND STATE RETIREMENT.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Responsible for all aspects of
Glades. County roads, bridges, parks and recreation
and cemetery in compliance with all laws, rules,
regulations, policies and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have a valid Cass E Florida Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Minimum of 10
years experience of roadway construction as a super-
Visor and/or business administration or equivalent as
well as being computer literate.
Engineering experience a plus.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department,
Moore Haven.
WORK SCHEDULE : 7:30 a.m.-4:p.m., Monday-Fri-
day
CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Appli-
cation. Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
P.O. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-freenon-smoking workplace.


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Basic skills needed for these positions:
* Basic math skills required with ability to read and
measure use of ingredients.
Willing to work extended overtime hours.
SMust be willing to work day or night shift with
some weekends or holidays work required.
Starting rate $7.50 per hour with immediate pay
increase after successfully ....ii..i,1., 30 days
probationary period.
Position pays 1 1/2 times of base pay after 40
consecutive hours of work per week.
Benefits include company matching 401K and
pension plan, paid vacation time, 5 1/2 paid hol-
idays, 5 paid sick days per year, discretionary end
of year bonus, wellness program, employee
tuition assistance and cafeteria style health care
plans,


Apply in person at A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Citrus Belle
Plant located at 6000 Highway 29 South. The plant
is loca led approximately 8 miles south of LaBelle.
Being bilinig.al in Spanish/English a considerable
plus. Phone calls will not be accepted. A.Duda &
Sons is an equal.opportunity employer.


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Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO Group,
a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a
challenging and exciting
opportunity.
We offer full benefits.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional
Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-992-9551
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CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO GROUP
a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
We offer full benefits.

THE GEO GROUP

South Bay Correctional Facility

600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay FI 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax:561-992-9551

E.O.E. M/F/V/H






Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy 29 North in
Felda, Florida. Contact is Jim McVay (863) 673-
0363. EOE/V/H/FM



A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta.en busca de soldadores
para su taller. Se ofrece un paquete que
incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida, vaca-
ciones, plan de retire, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de
oportunidades.




Duda, an agricultural employer, is look-
ing for a semi-truck driver to'haul'citrus.
CDL with good driving record required.
Drug free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy
29 North in Felda, Florida. Contact
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 675-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


Duda, una empresa agricola, necesita un
chofer de traila para transportar fruta cit-
rica. Licensia CDL con un buen record.
Lugar de trabajo libre de drogas. Aplique
en 1510 Hwy 29 N. Felda. Hable con
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 673-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M




CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is ac-
cepting resumes for the Chamber Executive
Director position. The position requires gen-
eral office and financial management skills.
Applicants must also demonstrate abilities
to supervise office staff and to represent the
Chamber in community and regional for-
ums. Resumes should be submitted by
March 11to the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Attn: Personnel Committee, P.O.
Box 275, Clewiston, FL 33440.
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.
Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
I LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an
equal Opportunity Emplover


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MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FOR:
LPN Experience Preferred.
Competitive salary & benefits
(full time positions).
Apply in person
between 8am-4pm. M-F,
or call 863-946-2420-ext.103
SEEO M/F/H/VETERANS EMPLOYER.



A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a


welder, for our Grove


Shop.


Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE. Please
apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim'
McVay (863) 673-0363



OIL ROOM OPERATOR
Southern Gardens Citrus seeks an individual with pre-
vious experience operating and maintaining centrifug-
es and pumps. Some mechanical abilities required
along with good math & organizational skills. Will be
performing heavy manual labor while working in a
noisy and wet environment. Must be able to function
in a team environment and work a flexible schedule
including nights, weekends, and holidays. High
school diploma or GED preferred. Employment in-
cludes 401 -K, benefits, bonus opportunity, and week-
ly overtime potential. For additional information call
(863)902-4133 or apply in person at 1820 CR 833.
lewston, Fl.REGISTERED NURSE


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE


(#64063290)


Public Health nurse position in MooreHa-
Yen; makes home visits, assists in clinics,
Prefer two years nursing experience; Bi-
lingual Spanish/English a plus; must have
valid Florida drivers license; pre-em-
ploymnet drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/
AA, Call Alina @863-946-0707 x208 or
Patti @ 863-674-4041 X135 for more de-
tails.


Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
Equal Opportunity Employer

PARTS/INVENTORY
Clerk wanted, $10 HR,
SKnowledge of quickbooks
req. some clerical duties,
understanding of how me-
chanical parts work very
helpful. No phone calls,
pick up application 1100
Fox Lane Moorehaven,
Thomas Grinding, Inc.

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RANCH FOREMAN
NEEDED
LaBelle Ranch Farm LLC
Call 239-253-7011

SENIOR
BOOKKEEPER
Knowledge of computers
& general ledger a must.
Benefits avail. Fax resume
to 863-983-9943.
START NOW! Paid Training
$12.50/hr + bonus! $25-
$41k yr! Portrait Fund-
raising for Volunteer Emer-
gency Services.. Mgt Opt!
Local Area! Auto Required!
(200)644-2822 Ext 137.


TRACTOR/BUSH
HOG OPERATOR WANTED.
Experienced only.
Overnight travel required.
Good starting salary.
Call 863-675-2047

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
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Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
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Waitress/Bilingual, Good
" personality. Must be
bilingual. No experience...
We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227

Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227


WANTED: PAID PARTICI-
PANTS EARN $400-
$1150/WEEK. GUARAN-
TEED! Medical research
studies on new products.
Our Fortune 500 clients.
No physical work involved.
Easy qualification. Start
' Now. CALL NOW
(800)689-2076.



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RECEPTIONIST
Bi-lingual, little typing re-
quired, call for informa-
tion. (863)983-4663.


CAREGIVER/CHAMPAION
Light house keeping,
cooking. Reference avail.
(239)657-3889
YOUNG FEMALE Looking
for a F/T Job W/Bene Has
GED/Computer Exp.
561-261-6166.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Dry Sink
This do-it-yourself version of
an early American dry sink is
as practical as it is handsome.
The project features three big
drawers and two shelves
inside the cabinet door.
The dry sink measures
about 37 in. long by 35 'in.
high by 17 in. deep.
Dry Sink plan
(No. 774)... $9.95
Ice Boxes Package
3 other plans
(No. C58)... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure/to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper,
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


5 CASE WORKER
Motivated and professional person
needed to conduct outreach and case
work in the Belle Glade community.
Bilingual (Creole/English) a must.
Basic computer skills and a valid
driver's license required. Farmwork or
farmworker family background a plus.
Some evening and weekend hours
required. Competitive salary & benefits
offered. Fax resume to (561)533-6099 or
email corinned@farmworkcouncil.org


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


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to alert our reader of
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but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #B02428.


20 Vending Machines with
Custom Locations. $2995.
'Call Toll Free (800)261-
9001.

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FUNDS FOR YOU,
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com. Cash advance for
pending lawsuits, struc-
tured payments, seller
held mortgage notes, we
purchase receivables.
More on website or call
Cindy (813)885-1501.
LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
-used items in the classi-
fieds.


Employment
Full Time


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435






P4..:f(56 /996.4524
-7.: (561)996-9066





ROCK'S SATELLITE
Direct TV. Free systems
up to 4 Rooms. Free Basic
Installation. No Credit cards
needed.
Call 863-697-0249.


SkyeOne Internet
Service
PC Repair, Internet
Access and more.
Locally Owned
Office 863-946-2200


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. .Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124






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


ACCIDENT VICTIM, IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-
ABLED? We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
RIGHTS.

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.
4',


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



TAXES PREPARED
BOOKKEEPING
Electronically submitted.
Hard copies.
(863)675-6013


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
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THE WORLD
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The GEO Group, Inc.
RN'S & LPN's NEEDED
#
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay. Medical,
Dental, Short term disability,
401 K; Paid vacation & Holidays
and Life Insurance
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-992-9551
E.O.E., M/F/V/H


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HHENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
*Fil time MATd Suirg 7 7pa:'r 7prr Jn. FL RN
Lic.. 1 )7r rtpenenle preerrevd ill traiti ,4 ature.
Must h-ve BLi. ?J tiXO Sign On Bcr.u
*Supporr RN kr all n;g. area FL RN License ,r, at
least I 'r expen'nce fn are..i ot eipf, en
'Full Time S,-al S.Srices'UR C3ie .A3n1 gr.rFL KR.V
De.. 5 'rs, hospital eperm'c a I'ia
LPN I & II
*FL LPN Lc & 1,' Cert.. PrFofro'cen i [1 Tli.r:v
"req Full Parr Fre & Pe& rd trei, ,,..n .4s'i'.'Ir
Home Health
"FuU rnme Regisrpred Vur-ps
Physical Therapist A mir o, ITo f r'-p. in ,euL S-L or
Rehab 'rurs'ig P; required. H-mne Cjre epr j'-r.
O.R. Staff Nurse
*FL RN r.r.4CLS PALS L rieid.
C.N.O.R. deired but nrel req,urJd
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistanc.e
Phone: 863,902-79 or Fax resume to: 863,983-0805
Orug Free Workptle.* EOE

HOPE HOSPICE
RN's Full Time
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN
HENRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL AREA BENEFITS
AVAILABLE
Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday, some weekends
Must have Florida RN License
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE
BENEFITS for Full Time employees!
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insurance
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and an
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
and FL driver's license
Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources
(Fax)239-656-5276 or
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local Interviews Available
EOE www.hopehospice.orq/Careers.htm Drug Free


PART-TIME HELP NEEDED



Parttime Proof Reader/News Clerk wanted for the Clewiston News office,

No experience necessary, however, consideration will be given to the appli-

cant who has some news experience, writing experience, dital photography

know-how, and/or is proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word

progras, Salary is DOE.



To apply: Fa resumes to (8)98.757

Resumes can be mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at

6 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 33440,



Resumes should be addressed to: Mark Young, News Editor,





FULLTIME REPORTER WANTED


Full-time reporter wanted for coverage in Hendry and Glades Counties,

The successful applicant must be a self-motivated individual with strong

orgamnizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge o

digital photography is helpful, Duties will include the coverage of government

meetings in both counties, julfiling assignments on time, creating commun-
ty contacts, and creating enterprising features,




To apply: Fax resumes to (86p-3)983l7537

Resumes can be mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at

6 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston BFL, 334,



Resumes should be addressed to: Mark Young, News Editor,


Thursday, February 24, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books g Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
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 5E5
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood i005
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620)
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 135
Lamps.Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous o55
Musical Instruments 6610
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies
Services A7O
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 660
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690)
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 7101)
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


-* CHAISE LOUNGE
Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.


ELECTRIC RANGE Kennrfore
2yrs. old used very little
$200 (863)946-0117

FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
MICROWAVE Sanyo,
Good Condition $10.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.
RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.


BUILDING SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Last
chance. Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

ONE CALL STANDS BE-
TWEEN YOUR BUSINESS
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For $450 your ad will be
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Check out'our 2x2 and 2x4
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work Director at
(866)742-1373, or e-mail
hmola@flpress.com for
more information. (Out of
State placement is also
available.) Visit us online
at www.florida-


Deals Save $$$. 40x60
to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' is $3.60/sq ft..
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.




RUG 8x5', dk. blue, It blue
and tan square, very nice,
like new, $35. 239-634-
4040.


WRANGLER JEANS
Womens Size 12, like new,
exc. cond. $10.
(863)763-6131


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.


COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium III,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.
COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.


CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.

COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old. Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389

DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
$2500. (863)801-1719.

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
FILING CABINET- oak, 2
drawers, $25. (863)946-
1083. -

FISHING POLE CABINET
& Book shelf $100.
neg. Will separate
863-983-8973
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973
LR SET- grey, w/pull out
bed, matching loveseat, 2
glass top end tables. $250
neg. (863)946-0503.
LR SET- peach, with sleeper
bed in sofa, includes cof-
fee table. $175 neg.
(863)946-0503. .
MATTRESS PADS 2, New
European Health Concept
Magnetic. Twin, $350.
863)763-8449
RACE CARD BED
Blue, $40.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.
- f.'ROCKER/RECLINER
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! '(863)674-0078.
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965.



CLUB CAR 93' completely
redone in 2001, wheel
covers $1300 neg
(863)946-0490
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123



MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack & base. $75.
(239)292-1153.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

WOOD BURNING STOVE
Fair shape.
$150.
(863)674-0110.



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PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
(863)946-1083.



AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand w/all ac-


cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
- offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863


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Material


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LOCAL STEEL BUILDING COMPANY
Final Clearance All Must go!
Repos, Damaged, Cancellations! Use you
TAX RETURNS to build your dream building.
Call Today 866-783-4385
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KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.

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GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.


KEYBOARD & STAND Yama-
ha PSR-280, 61 full size
touch sensitive keys, etc.
$99/neg. 239-634-4040.


PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.
(863)675-2596.



PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.



BABY BUNNIES
(10) $50.
-Will separate.
(863)983-9678.


Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112


PIT BULL PUPPIES,
Red Nosed, males
$150, females, $125.
Call 863-634-0119.


Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
(321)268-8875


RED ROCK/JOHNSON AM-
ER.BULL DOG PUPS- 1st
shots, papers, $500 neg.
(772)342-6279..


WEIMARANER PUPPIES
2, females, All shots/Vet
checked Good temperament
$1000. (772)220-2153.


YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



HOT TUB
Seats 4-5, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.






BIKE RACK,
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-3312





HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230


GENERATOR Honda E6650
A/C or D/C, Exc. Cond.
$200. (863)635-4690
Frostproof.


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
3/2' Nails $250 (863)674-
0098


STAR WARS I, II, III Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 'Firm.
(561)629-3781.



FAST CASH' FOR ANY-
THING- campers, boats,
ATV's, heavy equip, sur-
plus items, anything of
value. (863)228-2761.

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SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
(863)763-0072


Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed -Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer e35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry .Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants.'
Flowers 865



LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.

RIDING MOWER- Crafts-
man, 42" cut, running or-
der, $200. (863)675-
1043.

RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
40" cut, good condition,
$100. (863)675-1043.



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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


1, 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.



PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE- 950-1150 sq. ft,
perfect for Lawyer, CPA,
satellite offices etc. Call
(561)996-7727.




Fisheating Creek: under
new management, address
7555 US Hwy. 27 North
Palmdale. 863-675-5999


Real state



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. scn rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm

LaBelle-Port LaBelle #1
New 4/2, plus garage,
1542 sq ft, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
$132,750, Call Paul
(Owner), (863)673-5071.



ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere in the world.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)209-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.

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


Love the earth Recycle
your used items by sell-
ing them in the classi-
fieds.

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


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

561-993-1160o


:FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE'%
South Florida Conservancy District
will accept sealed bids until 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 for the following:
One (1) 1999 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
One (1) 1972 1975 Model 2030
John Deere Tractor.
Bidding instructions & information on
vehicles avail, at: SFCD's office located
@ 2832 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 441)
Belle Glade, FL. Monday through Friday,
8 A.M.-5 P.M. (phone 561-996-2940).


Buins Places


Buins Places


Thriving,

Small Business for sale!


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HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until '3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.



BY OWNER, 2 Parcels near
Jacks Branch. 20 ac home-
site/pasture $289,000. 20
ac Private Paradise, Cabin
Under Oaks $495,000
(239)462-2158.


CLEWISTON,
942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.



ASHEVILLE, NC. AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River homesites.
Paved roads, clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900.
Bear River Community Call
Now (866)411-5263.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.

Golf View Home $249,900.
- Spectacular new Carolina
mountain home at 18 hole
course near Ashville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great
golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free
(866)334-3253 x790
www.cherokeevalley.com.


KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres.
Incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting. Some w/
lakes, creeks, rivers,
ponds, & timber. Great re-
treat/investment. New sur-
vey, starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538
www.actionoutfitter.com.


LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext, 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


N.C. MOUNTAINS: 2.3
acres with new log cabin
shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage availa-
ble with stunning mountain
views! Free info available.
M(R947-nnRli
N.C. WATERFRONT
$39,900. Coming soon on
All-sports Lake. Boat, fish
& swim. Will sell fast! Call
MLC to get on the priority
list today! (866)920-
5263.


NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled on pri-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x125.


WE DO RENTALS! SOUTH-
ERN VERMONT'S RENTAL
CENTER. MOUNT SNOW,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT.
BY WEEK/WEEKEND/
MONTH OR SEASON! IN-.
CLUDES RECREATIONAL/
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.
WE OFFER HILLSIDE
CONDOS, TOWN HOUS-
ES, CHALETS, (LARGE/
SMALL HOMES.) MOUN-
TAIN RESORT RENTALS,
P.O. BOX 1804, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
464-1445). -


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
'.(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C.' 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.



PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
Seeks Land or House w/
land For Sale By Owner.
No Brokers. 941-685-4568

WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek'or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252


Mollbile Homesi

oile -Lot

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



2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton Mobile Homes
863-983-8106



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000

Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106

LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $23,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


CENTRAL HOMES

OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Special a 3/2 DW
Appliances,
Screen Room
& Shed
$69,900


2) Super Buy

Tropical #228
DW,3/2, Lg.
Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900

S3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
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New & Used
Mobile Homes:
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663-83-8a0b r

Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405

SKYLINE Custom built park,
model. 12', Screen room.
Furn. Lot 8 on Little Big
Land Marina, Lake Port.
Bargain $18,000.
(863)946-0975


Recreation



Boats 30G5
Campers.-RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3(M.5


AQUA SPORT, '72, 19',
115hp Mercury eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
(561)449-1385 ,

KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.

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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792

SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trir, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.

STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.

ZODIAC BOAT- lOft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
(561)629-3781.



FREE INTERNET ADVERTI-
SING- if your item is worth
over $100 and priced to
sell, I will advertise it for
Free on the Internet.
Campers, boats, RV's,
bulk items, motorcycles,
or anything any condition.
(863)228-2761.



GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
S2004 Models...Low Selloff
Prices- Florida's Motorho-
me- Towable Headquar-
ters- Giant Recreation


World. Melbourne-
800)700-1021. Dayona-
800)893-2552. Orlando-
800)654-8475.


Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
Several clean, used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186

JAYCO 5TH WHEEL
TRAILER, '2003, 3 Slides,
Model 3610 Non smoking
/pets. Loaded. Diesel
dually avail. $40,000.
443-604-3260.


YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$20,000
(910)443-5071


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40,0
Four Wheel Drive 4035-
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 40145
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility W055
Tractor Trailers 4I60
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070





CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
(863)357-1625.

CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643

FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.

MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449-
1385

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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.


Flea Treatments

Available
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W. Ventura Ave Clewston, FL 33440
86 3-- fS3-f- B45


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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Two-Drawer Filing Cabinet
A terrific project for do-it-yourselfers who need a
place for all of those important papers that seem to
accumulate in every home, this filing cabinet project
makes a practical as well as handsome accessory for
the home office or den. Built mostly from oak lum-
ber and plywood, the project features all straight cuts
and detailed assembly diagrams. It measures 32
inches high by 19 inches wide by 21 inches deep.
2-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 705). .. $9.95
3-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 727) ... $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
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Farm
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FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


BEDLINER- for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories, good
condition, $50. (863)467-
0987.





CAR DOLLEY:
In Good shape. $450.
(863)675-3312



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.


MAZDA P/U 1995
w/Truck Cap. Good
condition. $3,500.
863-357-3413


MASTERCRAFTS Custom
built sides front & back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
& tire $350 863-763-8449.


Chevy Astro Van,- '99, 8
passenger, candy apple
red, $6500 or best offer.
(863)675-0056


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-989-CA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
VS.
CLARA C. SPENCER, et us, et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgement
,Scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on February 2, 2005 in this
case now pending in said Court,
the style of which is indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
tho Hendry County Courts build-
ing), LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the 2nd day of March,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgement, to-wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2149, PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDERED at HENDRY County,
Florida, this 7th day of January,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
553163 CGS 2/17 24

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment District will hold a board of
Supervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
March 3, 2005, at 7:00 PM at the
office of the District locatedat
3025 Dellwood Terrace. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to conduct
routine business which may re-
uirs action by the Board.
his meeting is open to the pub-
lic.
555723 CB/CGS 2/24/05










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LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 16,
2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal theldecision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
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LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting ofthe landowners of South
Florida Conservancy District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March
16, 2005, at 11:00 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N.
Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose
of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
By: /s/ Fritz Stein, Jr.
Chairman
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pahokee Housing Authority
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, to discuss the
Agency Plan for the Pahokee Housing Authorityto be transmitted to the
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Office of the
Authority, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476.
The agency plan documents to be discussed at the public hearing are
available tfor review at the Housing Authority office located at 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476,
Contact Julia A. Hale, Executive Director, at (561) 924-5565, for further
information.
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33438 on February 28, 2005 at
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guson Towing will sell at public
Auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 28, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1991 Ford Red Van
Vin #1FMDA11U9MZA27314
555592 CGS 2/24/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Boaid of Directors will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, March 3id, at 12:30
.m. in the Conference Room at
endry Regional Medical Center,
500 West Sugarland Highway, Cle-
wiston, Florida.
548515 CGS 2/24/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBeale and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday
February24 24005 at 3:00 PM. at
The Owen Luckey Ranch North La-
Belle, Florida, Glades County,
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing
Commission. Any person oi per-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based.
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc,".
Easton Burchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing Commission
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANTS), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LU-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R.
GAMBLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSGINEES, CREDITORS,
ULIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding, with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a
copy upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address appears
hereon, on or before MARCH 21.2005 the nature of this proceeding be-
ing a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described
property, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
A/K/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fall to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceed-
ing, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 7th day of February, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceed-
Iag should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prinor to the proceedings. If hearing Impaired please call (800) 955-
9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
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LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on March 14 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1994 Buick 4 Dr
VIN #1G4AL19ROG6484869
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Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


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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 of Hendry County, Florida, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, in said Court, I, Ronald I. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
John W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, in and to the following
described property, to-wit:
That part of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beinning at the Nort easterly Comer of Lot 25,
thence South 00 41' 37" East along the right of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said Line, thence South 89 16'
23P" West 82.68 feet to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
--AND--
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being in
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southwestcomer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30"West across said river a distance of 64.17
feetto the former Westerly waters edge of said river;, thence run South
10 degrees 27' 56'" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 565.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river; thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17' East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, title and interest in the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, ff any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as tar as maybe to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.


LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on March 8 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1991 Mercury 4 dr
VIN #3MAPM10J6MR666951
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-968 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
VS.
TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and a parties
having or claiming by, through, under, or against her, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, ite, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florida:
LOT4, BLOCK 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiettitle to the
above described property has been filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiffs attorney, MARCY L SHAW,
4427 SE 16TH PLACE #2, CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before February 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you or the relief sought in
this Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attorney for the Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN RE: Estate of
WILBERT J. CONRAD,
Deceased


Case No.: 2005-021-CP


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, I
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
.Case Number: 04-245-CA
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
, Plaintiff
vs
MOSES PARKER
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgement of
Foreclosure dated February 3,
2005, entered in Civil Case No. 04-
245-CA of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Court in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
F.A., Plaintiff and MOSES PARKER
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on March March'3,
2005 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judge-
ment, to-wit:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 51, CITY
OF MOORE HAVEN AS DESCRIBED
IN THE REVISED MAP OF THE
TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN,
ACCORDING TO RECORDED
MAPS OR PLATS THEREOF IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER
WITH A 1979 DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME, COSGART 010453A/
B, SERIAL NUMBERS: 17938281
AND 17938282 PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED THEREON.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISA-
BILITY WHO NEED ANY ACCOM-
MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTIC-
IPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE
HAVEN, FL 33471 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-6771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8770
DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Florida,
this 7TH day of February, 2005.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Florida


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Name:
Are E. Conrad


Address
1060 Park Drive
LaBelle, FL 33975


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom
provision for fuol payment was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must ile eir claims withth is court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice Is February 17, 2005.
Arie E. Conrad Alison C. Hussey
10620 Park Drive Florida Bar No. 0116165
LaBelle, FL 33935 PAVESE LAW RFIRM
Attorneys for Arie E. Conrad
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Hendry County:
- ).,Bi.T,,; PO Box 1649, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted AppIt-
udhU, u, I 01 1-4 for modification of Water Use Permit 26-00303-W to ire-
gate 2231.6 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from
the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 29-32,
Township 46 South, Range 34 East.
Alico Inc, PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33935, has submitted Application
050114-1-E for an Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District Per-
mit. The project is located In Townships 45,46 South, Ranges 31-34 East
and comprises 60,491.10 acres of sugarcane.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff reportcontaining proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management
District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be re-
ceived by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy
of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised offurther
proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an ad-
ministrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a
written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
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GAINESVILLE They're'
often billed as "green" neighbor-
hoods, but New Urbanist devel-
opments don't necessarily
attract earth-friendly residents, a
University of Florida study
shows.
After conducting surveys in
several Gainesville neighbor-
hoods, 'UP researchers found
that residents of one of the city's
largest New Urbanist develop-
ments did not score any better
- and in some cases scored
lower on key indicators of envi-
ronmental awareness and
activism than residents of typ-
ical suburban neighborhoods.
"For New Urbanists, one idea
has always been that a good
environmental design will con-
serve natural resources," said
Mark Hostetler, a wildlife exten-
sion agent with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"However, even the best design
must be managed properly, and
residents must understand and
have the will to take local
action."
Hostetler and graduate stu-
dent Kara Youngentob surveyed
965 middleclass homeowners
around Gainesville, the city of
roughly 111,000 people that is
home to UF, on their attitudes,
knowledge and behaviors
regarding environmental prob-
lems.


"For New Urbanists, one idea has always been
that a good environmental design will conserve
natural resources, however, even the best design
must be managed properly, and residents must
understand and have the will to take local
action."
Mark Hostetler,
Wildlife extension agent UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Slightly more than one-third
of the respondents were from
Haile Plantation, a development
of roughly 1,700 homes on
Gainesville's west side. Built
around a village center that con-
tains both commercial and resi-
dential properties, the various
subdivisions of Haile Plantation
include park-like green spaces
and are connected by a web of
walkways.
The development has often
been cited as an example of
some of the principles of New
Urbanism, the urban planning
philosophy that stresses pedes-
trian-friendly, mixed-use com-
munities as a solution to the
environmental and social prob-
lems of urban sprawl.
Slightly less than one-fourth
of the respondents lived in the
Duck Pond neighborhood, a his-


toric district that contains side-
walks, homes with front porches
and a, common open space. This
community design is what New
lrbanist communities try to
emulate. The rest of the study's
respondents almost half the
people in the survey were
from suburbs built in the
decades after World War II.
Overall, respondents per-
formed poorly on a few ques-
tions about local environmental
issues, the researchers say.
Fewer than half knew that water
entering street drains doesn't go
to a treatment facility, or that it is
illegal to feed raccoons. Most of
the respondents didn't know
what invasive plants were and
did not know what kinds of plas-
tic can be recycled in the city.
According to the study com-
paring the three communities,


Everglades restoration group to meet


MIAMI Anyone.interested
in the science behind restoration
of the everglades is invited to
attend a Science Coordination
Group meeting, being held on
Wednesday, March 2 in Miami.
The meeting is open to the pub-
lic and is, being held from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade
Fire Rescue Headquarters, locat-
ed at 9300 NW 41st St., Miami.
Please call (786) 331-5000 for
directions.
The Science Coordination
Group's discussion will focus on
efforts to support the South
Florida Ecosystem Restoration
Task Force by coordinating the


scientific aspects of policies,
strategies, plans, programs,
projects, activities, and priorities
for the restoration of the greater
Everglades ecosystem. The
detailed agenda is on the Web
site listed below.
The Science Coordination
Group is currently working on
creating a set of system-wide
indicators and on Phase II of the
Plan for Coordinating Science
for the Greater Everglades
Ecosystem. Public comment is
scheduled after each. agenda
item.
To enhance the integration of
science and management, the


Science Coordination Group
includes both senior managers
and scientists appointed by the
Task Force and authorized to
represent that agency's, or gov-
ernment's interest on matters
pertaining to the responsibilities
of the Science Coordination
Group.
For further information,
please contact Mary Plumb, task
force public officer, at (305) 348-
1662. More information is also
available on the Internet at the
homepage for the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Task
Force www.sfrestore.org.


FEMA begins expedited reimbursement


of emergency costs


WASHINGTON The U.S.
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Management
Agency (FEMA) announced that
it will begin providing Florida
counties interim funding for eli-
gible debris removal costs and
emergency protective measures
incurred in the immediate
response to hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
The announcement means
counties will be able to receive
up to 50 percent of eligible emer-
gency work estimates in
advance of each individual reim-
bursement request being
processed by the state and
FEMA.
The funding is available for
emergency work performed
within the first 120 days after the
disaster declaration only and typ-
ically includes such activities as
debris removal, emergency pro-
tective measures, and removal of
safety and threat hazards. The


funding may be used to cover
such costs as overtime payroll,
equipment costs, material pur-
chases, and contracts when
these costs are incurred for
emergency work.
FEMA and Florida Emergency
Management officials will imme-
diately begin working with coun-
ties to determine cost estimates
of eligible work in order to start
the advanced reimbursements.
The state will receive and distrib-
ute the funds to the applicants
from FEMA based on these esti-
mates. Florida emergency man-
agement officials will determine
the actual percentage of funds
provided to each applicant for.
emergency work.
Local governments and cer-
tain non-profits who are eligible
to apply for public assistance
will still need to submit all
requests for reimbursement
through normal processing pro-
cedures, which includes a


review by both the state 'and
FEMA. Funds advanced through
expedited funding will be offset
against actual approved emer-
gency work projects.
To date approved disaster aid
for Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne has surpassed
$4.15 billion. Of that assistance,
approximately $450 million in
public assistance funds has been
approved.
FEMA pays 100 percent of the
costs of debris removal during
the first 72 hours following a
hurricane., For debris removal
after that period, FEMA pays 90%
of the cost. The remaining 10
percent comes from state and
local funds. The actual removal,.
storage and disposal of debris
are preformed by local govern-
ments, or by private contractors
selected by the local governmen-
tal entities. The Stafford Act reg-
ulates FEMA disaster assistance.


residents of the New Urbanist
(Haile) development did have
the highest sense of community.
However, they actually scored
slightly lower on some questions
relating to basic environmental
knowledge than did residents of
historic districts or post-World-
War-II suburbs. They also scored
slightly lower on questions
designed to gauge residents'
commitment to simple conser-
vation practices, such as recy-
cling, carpooling or buying ener-
gy-efficient appliances.
There was one exception:
Haile residents knew far more
about the gopher tortoise an
animal that is protected by the
state because of dwindling num-
bers and threats to its habitat.
Haile was built around tortoise
habitat, and the development's


managers have put in place pro-
grams to protect the tortoises
and inform residents of their
importance.
Hostetler's conclusion: Even
in green communities, people
need' ongoing environmental
efforts to keep them abreast of
environmental issues. Without
them, he said, the environmental
benefits of green design could
dwindle over time.
"Green design is not
enough," said Hostetler. "Even
the best-designed community is
going to have an adverse impact
on the environment if the resi-
dents are planting invasive
species, not utilizing compact
florescef' lighting, or letting
their cats roam the neighbor-
hood to hunt wildlife in other
words, if the residents don't


understand the environmental
problems in their area."
Haile's managers say those
problems might emerge in other
green developments, but not
their own. Both outdoor pets
and invasive plants are banned
from Haile neighborhoods
under rules enforced by the
development's homeowners'
association.
"When people move here,
they know they'll be giving up
some of their property rights in'
exchange for the benefits of liv-
ing in a well-managed commu-
nity," said Rick Medina, manager
of the Haile Plantation Associa-
tion.
"The residents may not know
why they can't put in non-native
plants, but they know that's how
it is."


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administraglon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Admilnlstration has
been entered in the estate of Wilbert J. Conrad, deceased, Rie Number
2005-021-CP, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBele, Floriodda 33975;
that the decedent's date of death was January 7, 2005; that the total val-
ue of the estate is $24,976.79 and that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:










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Grand MarruL. 4E8 119 rt l
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fCoeri C.ar VS 4 E6'A -.ri
FlreLrna V a 2 00(0 n mi
'-i fi va 7'0.01no rri
CIvic ac-yl 79. .8S9 mr
IIOpaa VO e. 00. mi
Expaditllor V8 35.' 03 inm
TAir-. .rp. C:rn, ri.ry A i "
SWirncefatr V36 60.354 min
V-Iso150 *Ja 7'1.,tit m
ExplC3?rciI-r Sport .30.414 mn.
F-IlO ?B,3986 mrl
Mustang VB 18.1B rtn
f--1 I.0 Super'crew 39,200 mn
(arand tfleorlcrc' Cml tin
F--WE.J sup.r ODuIy 10,00 mi
Fxploi-Ir V 0 nrIO
Nuvryritmr VB 33. 424 inu
F-?f '4. i a1l ar Ouey 11.5,35 mi
Sable VA 21F. mil
MuLJTang V6 18.4L03 ml
Allirrma 4 C:yl 7 .7?1.3 mrn
Expiorr VSi 38.001 "ni
t.(peIPliUVr V 6:?.26.7 i l
Expedition VeS 42,29a mi
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Focus 4 Cyl 4, 1.,'1Ai mi
F1 plorer Vl lv ./r7. 1 in.
Satbe VS 57.062 ml
FIT C'rui-etr 4 C'V 44.1i98 iill
VVorc.Jstar V r 38 286 il
A.il.ri,.rm V *1 .thl. in.
FI(. 4 C-3 l 14 ?!C. mi
Trnckjr Cyl 47.020 mo
rocus --A Cyl 40 ;01 mil
E-Xpedllorn Va .42,300 mt
Navilgainr VI 1 i7, 2I tml
Hilghlarcptnr V 41.8805 t
Alririn 4 Cyl 4(1.(i.e rnl
Accment 1 Cyl 1.628 rmn
Aerio *I1 CVi 3, 010 ml
WViriaar VG -13.0 "/ mrn
Muelant O VF I4 621 pu1i
ESi nira A Cyl 12.4416 mI
Sonalni 4 Cyl 10.078 mi
.irlvoy 43 LI Ci .'t,- irI
Carry S cilairi .r..039i ml
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2001 Mercury Vilalor V6 45,491 nmt
2001 K la SportagLd 4 Cyl *i3.S38 rint
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2'O01 Fr nint i.'ot a GCyl S7,544 mi
200o0 Lnco4.i Yukon VS 40.826 mti
M199 Mada : u.i 351si mt
200 Hyundao Tiburon VS 217 fB rnl
act2001 F oIc MNeoh 4 Cyl a 23,323 nt
2001 F ror.d Expedition VS 0it,302 S fmt
199a Chevrotlet A.t-.ro VcB 46.oSS
19t9 Lincoln cn.himylnrt.I VB 61,0B mci
1996 Lincolnt Tutri -n c va 42 m9 n
2001 Lcinoolrn C.ortsnientil VS 4,64,59 tnl
0P114 11.FO Av.ei .,o Vo 44 178 tml
2093 1 nc.irnn l,.-wn C-.' ar S 41 t'* Ml1
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2002 Dodu FGrand C.arvyart V ,1S,1i I ml
1986l fi ...i LIr.-i.o 179,8977 ml
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201) PlyrnIouth V..yaaei VS S3>0830 ml
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2iiU? Ford F -Thi-, VI 08,400 ml
2002 Ford F-isSOVS 38,040 ml
2003 Nissan Sentra 4 Cyl 43,644 mI
2000 Chevrotet Corvette VS 43,644 ml
200a Ford e-aso 2.584 mit
ROOa2 Ford -350 39,220 m
000 Ford Expedition VS 23,539 mt
a20.3 rMilsuhish, Galil *. 1 Cyl 21.6801 ml
20032 Dodofj Ouranpo VI 40,804 ml
2003A Tiyo"! TudijrA VFo 10,567 rml
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2004 Lincoln Town Car VS 17,799 if
2004 Ford Mustang VC 'A.170 mi
2001 Ford F-'50 Si.pjor Duty -48.42 7 mi
2001 Ford Explorer Sportl -4E.08 irnl
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2001 .Mazda MillentaVS 38,301 ml
20t Volkswagen Passat 4 Cyl 50.871 ml
2000 Toyota Sienna Ve 37,108 mlt
2003 PontIac Grandct Px 49,.760 mi
2001 Chgivrotet Monte Carlo VS so,834 ml
2001 Ponttiac G Randd FPrixVS 7,851 ml
2001 Chrysler Concorde V 46,S74 mi
2004 Chevrolet impala Vs 4,138 mil
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier L4 568S65 ml
2001 Lincolni Continental V 29.ei8 mil
2001 Toyota 4Rtunner Va 53,023 mi
2000 Cadillac Seville VS 47,370 ml
200o0 Oldemo4bile Alaro VS 60,091 ml
200oo2 Ford expedilon V 40,.122 mi
2004 Mercury Sable VS 6 31,105 mi
2003 Ford locus 4 Cy 31.127lml
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