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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: January 13, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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GLADES COUNTY






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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, January 13, 2005 Vomme78, Number 31


At a Glance

Rabies Clinic
The City of Moore Haven
will hold a rabies clinic Satur-
day, Jan. 15, from 1 4 p.m. at
the City Park Pavilion. The cost
is $10. per animal, which
includes a tag. For more infor-
mation, please call (863) 946-
0711.
Youth Livestock
reminder
All Glades County Youth
Livestock members are
reminded to turn in their pho-
tos for the historic presentation
to take place at the annual din-
ner in January. Photos may be
turned in at the extension
office. Phone Crystal Drake at
946-0189 for help. Your cooper-
ation is appreciated.
Upcoming events at
Nobles Senior Center
Upcoming events and class-
es offered at the Nobles Center,
.475 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle,
exercise class with Barb Bran-
denburg meets M-W-F every
week at 9 am. The popular
Trash to Treasures Flea Market
will be open Friday, Jan. 14
from 8-4. Donations, vendors
and customers are all wel-
come.
Friends of the
library
The Friends Of the Library of
Glades County will meet Jan.
18, 'at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
The program will be a video of
The Florida Highway. January
is membership month. Every-
one is invited to attend.
Fashion show
planned
North Lake Estates, High-
way 78, in Lakeport, will host a
fashion show and luncheon,
Jan. 18, at noon Admission is
$6. For more information, call
946.07010.
Grand Ole Oprey
musician
On Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Robert
Criggea, Grand Ole Oprey
Musician, will be appearing at
North Lake Estates, on High-
way 78, in Lakeport. Admission
is $5 per person and the public
is welcome.
Women of Accom-
plishment
Palm Beach Community
College and the area Chambers
of Commerce .are seeking
nominations for Women of
Accomplishment for the March
21 program awards: To nomi-
nate a woman call Susan Cox
at 993-1126 and for information
or a nomination form. Nomi-
nations should be submitted by'
Jan. 20, to the Provost's Office
at PBCC/Glades.
Diabetes awareness,
Hendry County Health
Department and Senior Con-
nections will offer an eight-
week diabetes class at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at the .Nobles
Senior Center, which started
Jan. 5. Classes will include the
diabetic diet, understanding
carbohydrate counting, eye
and foot care, and the ABC's of
See Glance -Page 20


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Index
Classifieds . .16-19
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion . ....6
School ........ .15
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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BOCC okays land donation


By Tracy Whirls
MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County Board of County
commissioners at their regular
Jan. 11 meeting agreed to write
a letter of support in favor of
pursuing funding for .a new
health department building in
Glades County and agreed to
work with staff members to
identify at least four acres of
county-owned land to site the
facility.
Commissioner Russell
Echols noted that the existing


health department building is in
bad shape and suggested that if
the board would agree to
donate four acres of available
county land, near the road
department building or else-
where, they could then pursue
funding appropriations from the
state Legislature when the
Glades County Legislative Dele-
gation meets in Moore, Haven
Jan. 20.
"The state's not giving any
money now," Mr. Echols said,
noting, however, that construc-


tion of a new health department
building in Clewiston was expe-
dited when Hendry County
donated land for that facility.
Glades County Health
Department spokesperson Pat
Dobbins told the board the clin-
ic is currently experiencing 800
visits a month, not including
childhood vaccinations or
home visits or communicable
-disease visits conducted outside
the clinic.
"We've outgrown our space,
we've outgrown our exam


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Members of the True Tabernacle of God choir performed three selections of gospel
music prior to the swearing in of new Glades County constitutional officers and county
commissioners during an installation ceremony at the Doyle Conner Building Jan. 4.
Newly sworn-in commissioner Paul Beck and his wife Emma Ruth are in the back-
ground.


rooms and we've actually
turned away practitioners
because we don't have an exam
room available," Ms. Dobbins
said.
Ms. Dobbins said while the
existing facility is on the state's
renovation list, the question is
whether the project is worthy.
"You know we have termites
and leakage every time it rains.
We do the best we can in our
current situation," Ms. Dobbins
said, noting that staff members
have volunteered their time to


paint the clinic and try to make
it more patient-friendly.
Ms. Dobbins said the Glades
County Health Department is
tenth on the state's list for reno-
vations. If the county were to*
donate a minimum of four acres
to site a new facility, it might be
possible to move the facility to
the new list.
Mr. Echols said the health
department has to re-file the
paperwork every year to stay on
See Land Page 20


Goodwill to



shut doors


By Tracy Whirls
MOORE HAVEN The
Goodwill Store in. Moore
Haven, which has been in oper-
ation at its current location
since 1993 will be closing in
April, unless the Glades County
Economic Development Coun-
cil (EDC) or some other party
comes forward with an alterna-
tive site for the store.
According to Goodwill
spokeswoman Carolyn John-
son, from the Ft. Myers head-
quarters, the store's lease in the
former Simmons plaza is com-
ing up for renewal in April and
the agency can't afford the pro-
posed rent increase.
Ms. Johnson said last year,
when the former Simmons
mini-mall was :juiJlicase by
Miami mortgage broker Rox-
anne Angelica, the rent was
increased to $1000 a month.
Goodwill representatives said


this was a 50 percent increase.
With the April lease renewal,
the rent is slated to rise to
$1,500 a month and the volume
of revenue produced at the
store will not support that kind
of increase, Ms. Johnson said.
"Because Moore Haven is a
low income area, it's not a
major revenue-making store,
like some of our stores in other
areas where people are shop-
ping and donating items to sup-
port our being there. Operating
the store in Moore Haven is
more of a service, but it can't
take away from the revenue for
our other programs," she said.
Currently, plans call for the
Moore Haven Store's two
employees to be offered posi-
tions at other Goodwill stores.
"Overall we have 23 Good-
will stores now. We lost three in
See Goodwill Page 20


Skydiving club



under review


West Glades Elementary principal Larry Luckey II was accompanied by his son as he
sang the national anthem during the installation ceremonies for Glades County Consti-
tutional Officers and county commissioners Jan. 4. Members of Buckhead Ridge Post
9528 VFW, commanded by don South, served as the color guard.


Cub Scout pack
MOORE HAVEN In a little careers in the media.
over a year since it organized, The Scouts, whose goal is to
Moore Haven Cub Scout Pack make news for the New Year
950, has grown to include 25 learned about the history of
members, meeting monthly at news reporting,- displayed their
the J.J. Wiggins Youth Center on own newsletter and were very
U.S. 27 in Moore Haven. excited to learn about the
Each month features a differ- opportunity to have their own
ent theme, with the boys in the Web page, courtesy of the
pack, from first to fifth grade, Glades County Democrat, at
learning crafts and other proj- www.newszap.com. (For more
ects, playing games, going on information on "blogs" for com-
outings and participating in munity, school and civic groups,
fundraisers. see our Web site at
For their Jan. 8 meeting, the www.newszap.com)
theme was "Cub Scouts spread In other news at their Jan. 8
the news." meeting, the scouts voted to
Scouts brought a recent once again clean City Park in
newspaper and/or magazine to, downtown Moore Haven as
the meeting, along with their their "Good Turn," community
Cub Scout books, and quizzed service project. As an added
Glades County Democrat Asso- benefit, once the clean up is
ciate Editor Tracy Whirls about done, the Cub Scouts will enjoy


growing
playing on the playground.
On Sunday, Jan. 9, the Cub
Scouts participated in Kids Day
events at Moore Haven United
Methodist Church at the invita-
tion of Pastor Tom Street. The
Cub Scouts enjoyed the chance
to operate a real HAM radio, as
well as having fun and playing
games at the church.
In coming months, the
Scouts will participate in a range
of activities:
For February, the theme is,
"It's a Scouting celebration,"
and the members of Troop 950
will attend the February Freeze
Scout Night at Florida Ever-
glades Germain Arena, Ft.
Myers at 7:30 p.m.
On Feb. 26, a Cub Scout
See Scouts Page 20


By Tracy Whirls
The Glades County Board of
County Commissioners at theit
regular meeting Jan. 11
instructed the county attorney,
county manager and county
planner to review the status of
a skydiving club on a private
airstrip on Fernwood Lane in
Muse.
Fer.nwood Lane resident
Sally Dellar approached. the
board to complain that the
airstrip is being used commer-
cially, with signs on Crescent
Avenue, throughout Alva and
elsewhere promoting skydiving
at the site.
"I live in the middle of 100.
acres so I can have peace and
quiet," said Ms. Dellar, who has
owned the property where she
lives for 31 years. "There is no
peace and quiet. Planes fly all
day Saturday and Sunday, every
30 minutes. Every plane that


lands at that airstrip flies over
my house and I've seen times
where they've had to tip their
wings to miss my antenna."
Ms. Dellar noted that there
have already been two serious
plane crashes -in connection
with the airstrip.
Commissioner Alvin Ward
said the airstrip's owners had
worked extensively to ensure
that it operates as a legal airport
and it is permitted as a private
strip. In the past, most of the
complaints surrounding the
airstrip revolved around ultra-
lights, which he said, no longer
operate from there.
"There's some interest in
the area, in making it a flying
community for the rich, with
nice homes and a nice tax
base, paving the airport for the
designated flying community,"
See Airstrip Page 20


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Members of Moore Haven Cub Scout Pack 950 and Cub
Master Laura Perry are making news this month, with plans
to clean up City Park Jan. 22. Pictured are: Steven Lee,
Daniel Baker, Christopher Walker, Jacob Heflin, Matthew
Baker, Jesse Walker, Tom Perry, Tanner Mathis, Robert
Thompson, A.J. Walker and Cub Master Laura Perry.


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Lake Okeechobee voted best freshwater fishing lake
The 2004 Best of Florida Awards Florida Water Management District Consumer Services promise to participation, the lake will remain
featured in Florida Monthly maga- is charged with managing this vital improve the lake's ecology. ti !.st in the hearts of all those
zine named Lake Okeechobee as water resource. Through long-term restoration who enjoy its ecological, social and
the best freshwater fishing spot in I k, Ok(-hp ,rffp .rr.- commitments requiring everyone's economicvalues.


If you want,to lose weight or
just be healthier in .2005, you
may find the little things 'do
count. Small changes in lifestyle
can reap big rewards.
Watch what you drink and be
aware of the calories in bever-
ages.
If you drink more than four
ounces of fruit juice a day, you
may be consuming more sugar
than you think. Juice is concen-
trated fructose, natural fruit
sugar. While a small glass of
juice in the morning is well
worth the calories when you
consider the vitamins it con-
tains, drinking more than four
ounces of juice a day can con-
tribute to obesity.
Studies have found that chil-
dren who drink juice more than
once a day have a much higher
risk of becoming obese because
they fill up on the fruit sugar and
may not be eating other healthy
foods. One cup of orange juice
has about 100 calories.
A 12-ounce Coca-Cola has
155 calories. Since these calories
come from sugar, they are con-
sidered "empty calories." An
"empty calorie" refers from a
food that provides no positive
nutritional value no vitamins,
no minerals, no protein.
Milk is a good choice with
meals because milk contains
protein and calcium. The pro-
tein in milk helps maintain the
"full" feeling and is digested
slowly, which helps to keep
blood sugar levels steady. Low-
fat milk has about 100 calories in
one cup.
Alcoholic beverages can be
high in calories. A regular 12-
ounce beer has about 170 calo-
ries. A jigger of alcohol (brandy,
bourbon, gin or vodka) has
about 100 calories. A four ounce
glass of wine has about 100
calories.
Coffee and tea are 'nearly
calorie free alone.
If you start adding milk and
sugar, the calories pile on. A
medium cappuccino has about
110 calories.
Coffee and tea should be lim-
ited because they contain caf-
feine, which is a diuretic, and
can lead to dehydration.
Using artificial sweeteners
does not always help the dieter.
Aspartame has been found to
stimulate the appetite, so diet
drinks don't really help you lose
weight as they just make you
hungrier.
The smart dieter drinks water
- lots of water. Eight glasses a
day is recommended for good
hydration. Water helps you lose
weight by flushing the toxins out
of your system. It also improves
skin tone. Water has no calories.
How many calories are too


Healthier -
Life ,


with Katrina Elsken

many? It depends on your
desired weight and activity level.
For those with a moderately
active lifestyle, figure about 12
calories a day per pound to
maintain your desired weight. If
you want to weigh 130 pounds,
that's 1,560 calories a day. Those
who are very active, may need
more calories. Those who are
not very active, need less.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy."

Products recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commissiph,, in coopera-
tion with the manufacturer
named below, has ann,,oijriced
voluntary recalls of the following
consumer products. Consumers
should stop using recalled prod-
ucts immediately unless other-
wise instructed.
Name of product: Cribs
Units: About 7,700
Manufacturer: Orbelle Trade
Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The Amber model
crib included in this recall does
not comply with crib safety stan-
dards due to a gap between the
side rail and the crib mattress
support, posing an entrapment
hazard to infants. All other
model cribs included in this
recall do not have proper assem-
bly instructions and diagrams
required for cribs. They are also
missing cautionary and warning
labels as required by federal law.
If the cribs are not assembled
properly they could pose an
entrapment hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: None
reported.
Description: The cribs includ-
ed in this recall are the Daniella,
Leeat, Noa, Naomi, Gabriella,
Amber and Series 300 model
cribs. The cribs are wood and
come in a variety of painted and
stained finishes including natu-
ral, cherry, blonde, or white
wood. Some of the cribs have
built-in storage drawers on the
side of the crib or underneath
the crib. The crib model name
may be printed on the lower part


the state.
Over the past ten years, the
magazine has polled readers for
the "best of" everything the Sun-
shine State has to offer. Choices are
given in over 140 categories, from
the Best Main Street to the Best Out-
door CafU to the Best Bike Shop.
Under the Natural Florida group-
ing, Lake Okeechobee was named
the freshwater fishing spot of
choice by magazine readers. More
than 600,000 votes were cast in the
2004 competition. Best of winners
ranged all the way from Pensacola
to Key West.
Positioned at the center of the
state, the 730-square-mile lake is
often referred to as our region's liq-
uid heart. The lake is a key compo-
nent of South Florida's Kissimmee-
Okeechobee-Everglades
ecosystem and an important
source of water supply. The South


of the headboard of eaci
and the manufacturer na
printed on each set of crib
ings when provided.
Sold at: Juvenile fur
stores in New York and Ne
sey from January 2003 th
August 2004 for between
and $335.
Manufactured in: Roma
Remedy: If you owi
Amber model crib, conta
firm to schedule an in-
repair or request a replacE
crib. For all other model
contact the firm to receivE
assembly instructions and
ing labels.
Consumer Contact: 0
Trade Inc. at (800) 605
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.:
Monday through Friday o
the firm's Web sit(
www.orbelle.com.

Name of product:
Devil(r) Sweeper Vac(tm)
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Royal
ance of Glenwillow. Ohio.


national fishing opportunities for resi-
dents and tourists alike a special
place for catching trophy large-
mouth bass. The lake's reputation
for the quantity and quality of bass it
produces has traveled around the
world as evidenced by daily catches
posted on local brag boards.
While agricultural activities,
development and extremes in
water levels have stressed Lake
Okeechobee in recent years, the
water management district contin-
ues to develop strategies and carry
out programs to fix the ecological
problems that plague the lake.
Combined efforts of scientists,
engineers and 6ther environmental
restoration experts working under
a partnership of the South Florida
Water Management District, the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and the Florida
Department of Agriculture and


weight loss
h crib hazard.
ime is Incidents/Injuries: None
warn- reported.
Description: The Dirt Devil
niture Sweeper Vac(tm) is a battery
w Jer- operated upright vacuum clean-
rough er with "Dirt Devil" and "Sweep-
$135 erVac(tm)" printed on the front.
The recall involves vacuum
nia cleaners with the Model Number
n the M083000 with the Plant Code J.
ct the The Model Number and Plant
home Code are printed on a silver plate
cement located on the back of the prod-
cribs, uct. Only vacuum cleaners man-
e new ufactured in Plant Code J are
warn- included in this recall.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide
rbelle from November 20,03 through
5-8018 November 2004 for between $30
m. ET and $40.
)r visit Manufactured in: China
e at Remedy: Consumers should
immediately stop using the
product and contact Dirt Devil(r)
Dirt to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Dirt
Devil toll-free at (800) 805-9536
Appli- anytime or visit Dirt Devil's Web
site at www.dirtdevil.com.


Hazard: The vacuum's rotor
can lock and overheat during SpeHealthy--Page3
use causing a smoke and fire eeaty age


Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.

Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
* Surgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.


NEW OFFICE:
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Clewiston, FL

866-549-2830


Courtesy photo/South Florida Water Management District
Lake Okeechobee was named the best freshwater fishing
spot in the state in the 2004 Best of Florida Awards.


Beverage choice can affect


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 13, 2005


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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


prayer service scheduled
PALM BEACH GARDENS Anniversary of the Peace and in the School of Ministry at Palm
Local church choirs will join Justice Interfaith Service in Beach Atlantic University in
hands in song at 6:30 p.m. Jan. honor of the American civil West Palm Beach. The theme
17, at St. Ignatius Loyola Cathe- rights leader. for this year's celebration is "A
dral, 9999 North Military Trail, in Call to Conscience: Stand up for
Palm Beach Gardens, for an The Most Reverend Gerald M. s e u p f
interfaith prayer service honor- Barbarito, Bishop of the Diocese Justice". The music will be
ing the Reverend Doctor Martin of Palm Beach will preside over accompanied by dance groups
Luther King, Jr. the prayer service. The main from around the diocese. A
speaker will be Rev. Terriel Byrd, reception in the Cathedral Cen-
This event marks the 20th Associate Professor of.Religion ter will follow the prayer service.


Healthy
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Name of product: Adams
Trail-a-Bike or Adams Slipstream
Bicycle Attachment
Units: About 80,000
Importer: Norco Products
Ltd., of British Columbia, Cana-
da
Hazard: The hardware used
in the assembly of the universal
hitch may come loose causing
the unit to separate from the
lead bicycle, which could lead to
a serious injury or death to the
rider of the bicycle attachment.
Incidents/Injuries: Norco
Products has received two
reports of hardware falling out'
of the hitch assembly. One
minor injury reported.
Description: The recall.
involves the Adams Trail-A-Bike
or Adams Slipstream sold under
the following models: Starter,
Folder, Shifter, Shocker, Ultimate
Tandem, Deluxe Folder, Me 2
and Original, "Trail-A-Bike" or


Rada E. Brackin
Rada F. Brackin, 90, of Belle
Glade, died, Dec. 26, 2004.
She was a resident of Belle
Glade since 1939 and a member
of the First Baptist Church for. 60
years.
She was an active member in
her Sunday school class and the
Golden Ramblers. She was also a
member of the Belle Glade Gar-
den Club.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Milton and her great
grandson, Cameron.
Survivors inrcludt her daugh-
ter, Janie Har\ille IlAj -hei three
grandchildren, Jay Harville (Tere-
sa), Kim Harris (Jeff), and Laine
Davis (Ronald); and five great
grandchildren, Jay Jr.,- Natalie,
Amanda, Jeffrey, and Kyle.
Funeral services were held
Dec. 29, at First Baptist Church in
Belle Glade with Rev. Gary Folds
officiating. Interment followed at
Port Mayaca Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Glades Funeral Chapel-
Belle Glade.
Maria Dolores
Rodriguez
Maria -Dolores Rodriguez, 86,
of Clewiston, died Wednesday,
Jan. 5, 2005. Mrs. Rodriguez has
lived here for 19 years and was a
homemaker. She is survived by
her husband, Edelmiro
Rodriguez, -of Clewiston; six
daughters; Aida Luz Santana, Car-
men Garcia, Elizabeth Rodriguez,
all of Clewiston; Emilia Rosario,
of Homestead; Maria Mercedes
Pike, of Crown Point, Ind. and
Rebecca Munoz of Chicago, Ill.;
her brother, Antonio Perez, of
Knoz, Ind.; sister, Candida Perez,
of Aibonito, Puerto Rico; 13
grandchildren and 30 great grand-
childien Services were held Jan.
7, 2005 'at Akin-Davis Funeral
Chapel burial followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiating
clergy was the Reverend Nathan
Ortiz. Akin-Davis Funeral Homes,
Inc. in Clewiston is in charge of
arrangements.
Viola E Owen
Viola F. Owen, age 103, a pio-
neer resident of Clewiston, died at


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home Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005. Born
Nov. 5, 1901, in Meridian, Miss.,
she was raised in.Peoria, IL. In
1921, while she was working as a
secretary with the engineering
firm of Elliott and Harman, she
met and married William C.
Owen, Civil Engineer with that
firm. In 1925 he brought her and
their two sons to Clewiston when
Elliott and Harman was hired to
drain and layout the township.
Through the years since then she
has been active in numerous
organizations, many of which she
helped found. Viola was one of
the first presidents of an early
PTA. She was a life member of the
Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs and a founding member of
the Clewiston Garden Club. Until
recently, she had been an active
member of the Community Pres-
byterian Church and the Women
of the Church, as well as the
Clewiston Library Board. In 1994,
Viola was named Outstanding Cit-
izen of the Year by the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, quite an
honor at age 93.
Her husband, who prede-
ceased her in 1960, was a Vice-
President of U.S. Sugar Corp. and
served as City Commissioner and
Mayor for a number of years. She
was also predeceased by her
daughter, Shirley Ann Bergeron of
Huntsville, Ala. Viola is survived
by her sons, William C. (Anne)
Owen, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens,
and Richard Batchelor Owen,
North Fort Myers, and her son-in-
law, Bryan F. Bergeron,
Huntsville, Ala. She is also sur-
vived by her grandchildren, Susan
Bergeron Sturdivart, Shirley Elaine
Bergeron Wood, Antoinette Own
O'Connor, Claire Owen, as well as
her eight great grandchildren, and
her dedicated caregivers, Kath-
leen Beaver and Judy Sullivan.
Funeral services will be held at
Community Presbyterian Church
at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13,
2005, with the Rev. Angel Ramos
officiating, to be followed by a
Committal Service at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
friends may contribute to Com-
munity Presbyterian Church for
the charity of their choice in
memory of Viola.


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Camplin selected as top

Florida academic scholar


Congratulations to Kathryn
Camplin for being selected as a
Florida Bright Futures Academic
Top Scholar for the 2004 graduat-
ing class. This award was attrib-
uted to her accomplishments
because she, as the top Florida
Academic Scholar in her county, is
one of 67 high school graduates in
the state of Florida recognized as
Florida Academic Top Scholars.

Stefanie Marie Smith a graduate
of Moore Haven High School and
daughter of Jim and Carol Smith of
Lakeport graduated cum laude
from the University of Florida's Col-
lege of Agriculture and Life Science
Dec. 18. Stefanie majored in Food
and Resource Economics, special-
ized in agribusiness management
and minored in Agriculture Exten-
sion Education. She has accepted a
full-time position as the 4-H Exten-
sion Agent in Baker County Florida.
Stefanie plans to continue her edu-
cation while working and earn a
masters degree.


Murrell Franklin
Skinner
Murrell Franklin Skinner, age 51,
died Jan. 5, 2005, in Bear Beach,
Fla. She was preceded in death by
her parents Farney Franklin Sr. and
Annie Lee Peteman; husband, Col-
bert Seymour Skinner, St. Michael,,
Barbados. Mrs.
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children,
Valerie (Calvin)
Barton, San
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Colbert ITarai
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son, Clewiston;
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Palm Beach; Maury I Skiiner
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Barton, Teziatrius Tolbert, Ray Tol-
bert Jr., Cherelle Barton, Kenya
Skinner, Karen Barton, Chantel
Barton, Colberta Skinner, Tavares
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Skinner, Darryon Skinner, D'Mau-
rya Skinner,. Latonia Huston, Sade
Purdue, Ryan Kinsey; great grand-
children, Shaylynn Jones. A host of
nieces and newphews and
cousins. God children, Darron
Franklin, Mary Iyesha Gamble,
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remote areas of the country.
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found that the government didn't
even know existed," said Pastor
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poor people of that region. He was
dragged down there by his sister
years ago and found God in his
heart. He's been helping those peo-
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providing additional, opportunities
to help his friend help those remote
villagers find the assistance they
desperately need, as well find the
word the God.
Pastor Hicks is scheduled to
return from the trip Jan. 8.


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Gatorama opens


By Tracy Whirls
It began as a tourist attraction in
1957, and owned by the family of
Patty and Alan Register since 1986,
Gatorama is one of South Florida's
oldest tourist attractions.
On Dec. 6, Gatorama, on U.S.
27 four miles south of Palmdale,
opened its newest exhibit, a breed-
ing pair of Florida panthers housed
in the park's first natural exhibit.
Housed in a 2,500-square foot
fenced natural enclosure, featur-
ing trees and platforms surround-
ed by a 25-foot fence, Cherokee,
an eight-year-old Florida paithde
and her mate Mickey, a six-year-
old male, delight visitors to the
park.
"They're just more exciting,"
said zookeeper Roy Dyer, who
with the Registers' son Ben cares
for the big cats and other mam-
mals at the park. "When you
watch these guys play, the speeds
they get up to, watch the heights
they can jump, it's exciting."
The new panther exhibit was
scheduled to open before Labor
Day. Then Hurricane Charley
struck in August, followed by
Jeanne and Frances in September,
and the park lost part of the bridge
across the alligator/crocodile habi-
tat, most of the park-owned bill-
boards, as well as the roofing on
their commercial alligator farming
facilities.
The panthers were formerly
owned by Cat Britt, who needed a
location for the big cats after clos-
ing Cat's Outback and leaving
Posey's Alligator Farm. According
to Patti Register, Gatorama had
featured a panther before, housed
in a singular exhibit, like most of
the animals at the park. The
arrangement gave the Registers
the chance to open their first more
natural enclosure, as well as allow-
ing them to do away with a snack
bar. Ms. Britt now operates a con-
cession adjacent to Gatorama on
U.S. 27 allowing her to attract
more truck traffic to her snack bar.
With the popularity of the cat


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Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Gatorama zookeeper Roy Dyer feeds Cherokee, an eight-
year-old Florida panther at Gatorama, one of the newest
exhibits at what is known as one of the oldest active tourist
attractions in Florida.


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Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Allen and Patti Register, owners of Gatorama in Palmdale,
display some of the newspapers from around the state and
around the nation tourists have brought with them when vis-
iting the park, since the Associated Press featured the park
in a story in July.
enclosure, the Registers are con- mammal exhibits into more natu-
sidering relocating the rest of their ral settings. In addition to the


Festival season begins arou


By Tracy Whirls and the famous barbecue beef
With the holiday season over, and/or pork dinners with all the
the area around Lake Okee- trimmings.
chobee and south central Florida And what would a honey festi-
is gearing up for the next wave of val "bee" without homegrown
festivities as festival season kicks honey? A booth, courtesy of the
off in January. Curtis Johnson Honey Store in
Visitors to the area can sample LaBelle, will feature honeycomb-
delicaclies like Lake Okeechobee style candles, cinnamon and
jis ctfist "s\mp c e price hone, butters and free
or'sour orange pie, watch syrup samples.
being made the old-fashioned
way in a turn of the.century cane Catfish Festival -
grinder, learn about birds native
to the area, celebrate Native Buckhead Ridge
American ,history, purchase
homemade crafts and enjoy the Food, crafts and entertainment
thrills of real rodeo-all in the abound during the annual Buck-
course of four months between head Ridge Catfish Festival Satur-
January and April, with a festival day, Jan. 22 at the Buckhead
planned virtually every weekend. Ridge Community Center and Vol-
Visitors and newcomers to the unteer Fire Department complex.
Visitosandeetwol mearsthVisitors can enjoy a luncheon fea-
area can meet folks, learn much turning fried catfish from Lake
of the lake's history and a lot Okeechobee, clogging and live
about geography by making plans m
now to attend any or all of the fes- music, crafts exhibits and much
tivals beginning Jan. 15 with the more.
Honey Festival in Muse and end-
ing in May with the Brown Sugar
Festival in Harlem. For those A
who've been here longer, check
out the festivals in a neighboring
town.


Honey Festival,
Jan. 15
The Lale Okeechobee area
festival season kicks off Saturday,
Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
with the annual Honey Festival in
Muse. Organized originally as a
barbecue to benefit the Muse Vol-
unteer Fire Department, the annu-
al event has grown each year
since its inception and features
live entertainment, an auction of
handcrafted as well as "store
bought" items, vendor booths,


Big 0 Birding
Festival
Visitors to Moore Haven and
Clewiston can see birds, tour a
crafts exhibit at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore,Haven or attend
birding lectures when the annual
Big 0 Birding Festival comes to
oie,,:e .H- -,ei 'Friday, Jan. 28
through Sunday, Jan. 30. Tours to
view wildlife are scheduled at
Fisheating Creek, sponsored by
Joyner Development, plus the Sug-
arland Barn Owl Tour, sponsored by
the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce. In addition, there is an air-
boat tour and a swamp buggy tour,
sponsored byChappy's in Lakeport.
At the Doyle Connor Building in
Moore Haven, there will be lectures,
including talks on regional birds, by
Dr. Paul Gray of the Florida
Audubon Society, a butterfly lecture,
by Alana Edwards, FAU Center for
Environmental Studies and a pres-
entation on cranes by Marty Folk as


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omnipresent alligators and croco-
diles, and the new panthers,
Gatorama is home to monkeys,
bobcats, raccoons, a variety of
birds, turtles and tortoises.
"Most of our exhibits are like the
50's and 60's-National Geograph-
ic writer Boyd Madison described
the turquoise tiles. What draws
people here is that retro feel that
Gatorama has," Mrs. Register said.
In keeping with the nostalgia,
the Registers are planning a cam-
paign aimed at encouraging for-
mer visitors to the park to bring in
vintage photos of the park in the
old days, to be scanned and com-
piled in an onsite museum-type
exhibit. Proceeds from those visits
will benefit local historic preserva-
tion efforts.
Although Mr. Register admitted
that the panthers are more specta-
tor friendly than the alligators and
crocodiles, which he said, "don't
move as much unless coerced,"
alligators and crocodiles remain
the star attractions at Gatorama.
The daily feeding shows are at
11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday -
Saturday and the 4:30 p.m. Sunday
showing continues to attract
crowds, particularly since the
Associated Press featured the park
in a story in July.
Since then, more than 200 visi-
tors a day are visiting the park,
many bringing copies of the Alber-
ta, Canada, Seattle, Washington, or
Tampa newspapers where they
read about the park. A new attrac-
tion gives visitors the opportunity
to "Be a Trainer," allowing them to
have a photo taken as they feed
one of the big alligators or croco-
diles who team around the board-
walk.
When her father bought
Gatorama in 1986, the tourist
attraction had pretty much closed
down, Patty Register said.
"My dad was born and raised in
Lakeport. When he retired from
the army, he was looking for
something to do, and he heard
about this," Mrs. Register said.


nd Big 0
well as a photography workshop by
photographer, Ranier Mungia.
Or, browse the many vendor
exhibits on display, featuring the
craftwork of lake area artists and
artisans.
More information on the festi-
vals coming up in February will be
published as it becomes available.
For more information, phone the
Glades County Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 946-0440 or the
Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council at (863) 946-0330.



Armed with the same experi-
ence everyone in this area has,
thinking they know about alliga-
tors, he bought the 15-acre park.
Shortly thereafter it became legal to
farm alligators and he began build-
ing the existing commercial facility.
Home to approximately 1,000


alligators, including those on dis-
play and breeding stock, Gatora-
ma supplies alligator meat to
stores around the country. The
farm also sells between 800-1,000
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The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, Clewiston
Police Department, Federal
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and the Broward County State
Attorney's Office announce the
arrest of a former Clewiston
doctor accused of kidnapping
and sexual battery.


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Louisiana State Penitentiary
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tire Jr., 48, currently residing in
Ruston, La., Tuesday at approxi-
mately 2:50 p.m. at the
Louisiana State Penitentiary in
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By Patty Brant
LABELLE Just one day after
the capture of escaped inmate
19-year-old James Robert Hen-
derson the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office added first-degree
murder, armed burglary and
grand theft auto to his escape
charge.
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ties are now officially linking
Henderson to the murder of well-
known LaBelle businessman
Danny Woosley. Henderson
escaped from a work detail on
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residence within just a few hours.
Sheriff Lee said they believe
Henderson shed his black and
white striped trustee uniform and
walked to the Woosley residence
on SR 29S. There, officials allege
he broke into the arms safety
room, in which Mr. Woosley kept
an array of guns and knives he
collected.
Law enforcement officials the-
orize that Mr. Woosley arrived
home unexpectedly and sur-
prised Henderson. Sheriff Lee
said the intruder fired four or five
times. They believe they have
recovered the murder weapon.
Henderson is being kept alone
in a cell at the Hendry County Jail.
Sheriff Lee said he will ask a sepa-
rate agency to investigate how
Henderson could have escaped.
Since 1911, Jennings Hard-
ware has been owned and oper-
ated by the family, and at the
same location on Bridge Street.
The store is a place many resi-
dents would stop in early every
morning for coffee and the take
in the local gossip.
The victim's brother, Larry


Photo/Chops Hancock
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, left, and Investigator Mike Stevens escort
a handcuffed James Robert Henderson after his interrogation.


Woosley, has acted as spokesper-
son for the family. He said the
family is glad that Henderson has
been caught and is off the street.
"It makes it easier," he said,
adding that he could not speak
for the entire family on this point,
but for himself, he wants his
brother's killer punished to the


fullest.
Larry said the public response
to the tragedy has been over-
whelming "the sympathy, sup-
port, love and prayers have been
"overwhelmingly wonderful," he
said.
He added that the family
knows that Danny tried to help


Wanted Fugitives


in Clewiston and moved to the
Palatka, Fla. area where he prac-
ticed medicine in Hawthorne.
McIntire fled Florida after a
search warrant was served at his
residence in Palatka. Police have
recovered video evidence docu-
menting the alleged attacks.
The FBI was contacted when
it was learned by investigators
that McIntire left the state. The
FBI obtained a warrant for
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prose-
cution (UFAP) and joined in the
search for McIntire.


McIntire is being held in the
West Feliciana Parish jail in Saint
Francis, La. awaiting extradition
back to Florida and has waived
extradition as of Jan. 10. Mcln-
tire is expected to be transported
to the Broward County jail to
face charges of kidnapping and
sexual battery.
The investigation is on going
and special agents are asking
anyone who might have infor-
mation regarding this case to
contact FDLE Special Agent
Scott Gibson at (800) 226-2028.


Henderson, who once stayed at
the SR 29 home. Their only com-
fort, he said, is "knowing Danny
was truly a Christian. There is no
doubt in our minds he's in heav-
en."
"It's a nightmare, just working
through it," he said, adding that
the family will continue to get
through this terrible time
because it is a "strong, close, lov-
ing family" and they "keep each
other going."
At a press conference Jan. 5,
Sheriff Lee had high praise for
officers who worked "around the
clock" on the murder and escape
investigations.
State Attorney Steve Russell
has asked Gov. Jeb Bush to assign
another State Attorney to handle
the Henderson case, fearing the
appearance of any impropriety
since Henderson's mother is an
employee of the State Attorney's
Office.
Henderson had been serving
concurrent sentences on two
counts of grand theft auto when
he escaped. He was sentenced to
364 days, with a total of 124 days
of credit for time served and only
had about four months left on his
sentence when he escaped.
In July 2003, Henderson had
been sentenced to two years state
probation for stealing a .39 spe-
cial Smith & Wesson handgun
from the Woosley residence,
where he had stayed for several
months. At that time he was
ordered to have no contact with
Mr. Woosley or his residence at
1650 SR 29S; was ordered to have
a substance abuse evaluation and
to complete the recommended
treatment; was ordered to give
his best effort at earning a GED;
and was ordered not to possess
any firearm.
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Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc., is asking citizens to
help locate Elais Salazar-Salgado,
19, and Igancio Salazar-Salgado
aka "Nacho", 25.
The two mean are wanted for
questioning in regard to a Homi-
cide of Jorge Aguilar-Peralta that
occurred Dec. 31, 2004 in unincor-
porated Lantana, Florida.
There are outstanding arrest
warrants for Igancio Salazar-Salga-
do and Enrique Salgado for Felony
Drug Trafficking. Elais Salazar-Sal-


gado was the last person seen with
the victim minutes before he was
killed.
Anyone with information on the
whereabouts of these men or any-
.one 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 Stop-
pers Web site at www.crimestop-
perspbc.com.


Elais
Salazar-
Salgado


Igancio
Salazar-
Salgado aka
"Nacho".


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone who is listed here and
who has the charges against them
dropped or is found not guilty, is
welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it. Information for
this column was provided by the
Belle Glade Police Department.
Belle Glade Police Department
Dec. 30, Chesterfield Small, 38,
was charged with possession of
marijuana under 20 grams.
Dec. 31, a juvenile, 16, was
charged with robbery.
Jan. 1, James Be. Green, 37,
was charged with discharging a
firearm in public.
Jan. 1, Marque Rashaud
Vereen, '21, was charged with


aggravated assault.
Jan. 1, Andre Demitrius Fuller,
24, was charged with aggravated
assault.


of marijuana under 20 grams.
Jan. 1, Antonio E. Arebalo, 30,
was charged with possession of
cocaine.


Jan. 1, Jorge Antonio Lopez, Jan. 2, Leon Freeman, 18, was
37, was charged with possession charged with sexual battery.



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Question: Dear Doc Savvy. My
new puppy Zara is hooked on
chewing sugar cane! She was
actually eating the stalk. Is that
bad for her? And is the sugar bad
for her teeth? Great meeting you
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Slatl proic. Tira': Wrrirls

Whiddon takes the oath
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon takes the oath of
office administered by 20th Judicial Circuit Judge Hugh
D. Hayes, as his wife, Holly, holds the Bible.


While newly elected district 3 Commissioner Paul Beck
officially took office at the Nov. 22 commission meeting,
he was joined by wife Emma Ruth in the installation cere-
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Opening our treasures before God


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Many of us gathered in our
churches on Christmas Eve and
heard the story .
of the baby
born in the
manger, a sav- -.
ior. We lit can-
dles and sang
carols and we .

with joyous
hearts celebrat-
ing the great Pastor John
and glorious Hicks
good news that
God had come
into our midst.
Then came an earthquake half
a world away and the devastation
of the ensuing Tsunami. We see
the pictures and hear the growing
death toll daily. Each day we unite
our voices in prayers and open
our hearts and wallets and try in
some small way to make a differ-
ence, to make good on the prom-
ise of God proclaimed on Christ-
mas Eve, "Fear not! For today is
born to you a Savior who is Christ
the Lord."
It's a hard world. The second
chapter of Matthew reminds us


that Christmas comes in the midst
of a hard world. Herod, wanting
no competition from a prophe-
sied messiah, proclaims the very
opposite of the angel's greeting,
saying "Be afraid! Be very afraid!"
The wise men, being wise, open
their treasures before the infant
and wisely return home by anoth-
er way.
But legend tells of a fourth
wise man, Artaban. Artaban was
a Magi who planned to join the
other three wise men to search
for the newborn king of the Jews.
He brought with him three gems:
A sapphire, a ruby and a pearl to
go with the gifts of gold, frankin-
cense and myrrh.
But Artaban fails to meet up
with the three wise men because
he meets a man along the way
who was sick and dying. Artaban
ministered to the man and
restored him to life, but doing so
caused Artaban to miss the cara-
van. So, Artaban starts out on his
own to search for the Newborn
King. He uses the sapphire to out-
fit a small caravan to help him get
across the desert. He arrives in
Jerusalem after Joseph and family
had left, but during Herod's
"slaughter of the innocents."


Epiphany Coming of the

The Reverend Samuel S. tragic and humble beginning, conditions. Christmas was the
Thomas, PH.D+ though, that there comes a reve- event; the Epiphany is what the
ai n' h lation that the door is open to us event means to us. John writes
Saint Martin's Church, all. I have read the history of in his gospel about this manifes-
Clewiston News Christianity from the Gospels station and what people need to
The season that follows and Book of Acts to today, and do; "He came to His own home
Christmas in many traditions is find it is a his- and His people received Him
called "Epiphany". The word tory of making not. But to all who received Him,
like many Biblical words, is from opportunities who believed on His name, he
Greek and means "manifesta- and possibili- gave power to become the chil-
tion." It has to do with the com- ties a reality. dren of God (John 1:11-12)."
ing of the Wise Men to worship God has Another disappointment, anoth-
when Jesus was born. The man- indeed mani- er manifestation; not received by
ifestation of God's presence in fested Himself A His own people certainly must
the world to these non-believers, in all corners have been a blow. One expects
foreign, alien strangers is of the earth "our own kind" to understand,
marked as Jesus' revelation to and His RevSamuel to support, to help, to be there;
all people-period! From this epiphany has l but it wasn't so for the Lord. At
beginning, those who were wel- brought with it S.Thomas the same time, he opened the
comed were from outside of the a message of doors, the floodgates really, to
expected world of the Old Testa- salvation, the message that was all of humanity; and those least
ment faithful. They brought gifts brought at Christmas. That mes- expected received Him. In turn,
and they saw through the-decep- sage given by the angel to the by this manifestation to the
tion of a tyrant ruler; refusing to shepherds was "behold, I bring "gentiles" you and I are heirs
reveal the location of the infant you good news of a great joy today of God's promises. It is in
Jesus to a jealous king Herod which will come to all the peo- our giving gifts that we mirror tat
who wanted to kill Him ple...(Luke 2:10). From the great gift; God manifesting Him-
(Matthew 2:1-12). It seems that beginning, it. was "good news self to you and I. Gifts are some-
Jesus, from the beginning, did for all the people." The God who thing to be freely offered and
not have an easy life; people would come into our world iith,-ui any thought of return,
wanted to kill Him from the time would be for all people, at all something to repie.- rni an act6of
He was born. It is through this' times, in all places and under all love, something to express a


Echols swears into office


wise men
very special feeling toward the
receiver, something that is a part
of us now shared. There are tra-
ditions, which celebrate the
Three Kings and save their
exchanging of gifts for this time
of manifestation (they may save
a bundle of money by cashing in
on after-Christmas sales, that
could be a gift too!) Right now,
this turns out to be a time of war
in the world, a time of economic
difficulties, a time of thousands
of deaths in the orient, a time of
worry. The meaning of the man-
ifestation of God's message to us
is that we might have hope in
the midst of even the most com-
fort, nor did He give them to only
a select few. The message, the
manifestation at Epiphany is that
we are His and He is ours; that in
spite of everything, no matter
what-God is there. Wise men
saw Him and were moved; wise
men still can see Him, and if they
(do, they will be moved by Him
'too. Each of us can have our
Epiphany in our own way and
own time.


Girl Scouts plan



annual cookie sale


Few occurrences can be
counted on to happen every year:
taxes, birthdays and Girl Scout
cookies. While the first two occa-
sions can make one want to hide,
the annual Girl Scout cookie sale
is an event that's anticipated and
counted on and not just by sweet-
toothed customers.
For the past 92 years, the Girl
Scouts has been the preeminent
organization dedicated to the
enrichment and advancement of
girls.
Local Girl Scouts will be selling
their famous cookies: Thin Mints,
Peanut Butter Sandwich, Short-
bread, Caramel deLites (now
trans-fat free), Peanut Butter Pat-
ties (now trans-fat free), Reduced
Fat Lemon Pastry Cremes, Animal


District 4 Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols,
accompanied by his wife Maria, was publicly sworn into
office Jan. 4 by 20th Judicial Circuit Judge Hugh D.
Hayes.


Treasures, and the newest cookie,
Iced Berry Pinatas at designated
locations in Palm Beach, Okee-
chobee, Glades and Hendry coun-
ties for $3.50 per box.
In addition to providing finan-
cial assistance to individual Girl
Scout troops and the Council, pro-
ceeds from the cookie sale will
also go toward funding the recon-
struction of our Girl Scout camp,
Camp Welaka. The camp was
severely damaged by both hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne, with
estimated costs in the hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
The council will kick off this
year's sale with its Fourth Annual
Feeding Frenzy on Thursday, Jan.
20, 7 p.m. on the Taste of Florida
stage at the South Florida Fair.


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Veteran Glades County District 2 Commissioner Bob
Giesler was joined by his wife Beverly Giesler for his for-
mal installation by 20th Judicial Circuit Judge Hugh D.
Hayes. Mr. Giesler, who was unopposed in the November
election, was formally installed Jan. 4.


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He sacrifices his ruby to a sol-
dier to protect a small child from
being slaughtered. Artaban con-
tinues his search, which ends up
lasting a lifetime. Along the way,
Artaban found many in need and
used his resources to help them.
His last gift, the pearl, which he
had held back for years, was final-
ly given to prevent a young
Jerusalem woman from being
taken into slavery on a day the
whole city was alive with talk of a
crucifixion.
Moments later, the earth
quaked and the sky darkened. A
heavy tile fell and struck Artaban a
fatal blow. With his head on the
lap of the young girl he had just
ransomed, Artaban started whis-
pering, "not so, my Lord, for
when did I see you hungry, or
thirsty and gave you drink? When
did I see a stranger and take you
in? For 33 years I have looked for
you and searched for you, and
never I saw your face."
And the voice that had
prompted all the words became
more clear and strong as Artaban
breathed his last, "as often as you
did it to one of these, my brethren,
you did it to me."
I The three wise men found the


king on that night when they
opened their treasures before the
baby Jesus. But Artaban also
found the king, for there are many
places where Christ is found in
lives that need love. Some of the
most beautiful words we can hear
are, "whenever you did it to them,
you did it to me."
We are called to care for the
lost and lonely and broken of this
world. We are called to feed the
hungry, bandage the wounded,
warm the cold, and to weep with
those who weep. We are called to
follow in the footsteps of the
saints who served God by serving
the children of God along the way,
wherever need was found. We
are called to open our treasures to
the Christ, not just in the joyous
season of His birth, but also in the
seasons of sorrow and suffering.
Perhaps especially then.
2005 will bring many opportu-
nities for us to open our treasures
before our God. May we live and
lqve not with harsh judgments
and closed fists, but with' caring
hearts and open hands that over-
flow with hope and help. Let us
open our treasures by offering our
lives anew 'as we seek the Christ
in our midst.






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SBA extends
ORLANDO The U.S. Small could mean some
Business Administration (SBA) turning their back
announced that the deadlines to assistance that ma
file low-interest disaster loan including grants,"
applications for physical damages Funds from SB!
as a result of Hurricanes Charley, may be used to co'
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne have of the deductible fc
been extended until Feb. 28. who have insura
"Extending the deadlines will cover some or all o
allow those who have not yet losses for storm v
completed their application to not have insurance
have additional time to apply for tims with insuran
assistance," said SBA Area Direc- wait for their insure
tor Michael C. Allen. before applying to t
SBA encourages everyone If they do not kr
who receives a SBA application in of their loss will
the state of Florida to complete insurance or othe
and return it as soon as possible, SBA will consider
regardless of the status of their for the full amount
FEMA or insurance claims, to our loan limits,
"Additionally, SBA may refer the borrower agr,
individuals for whom a loan is not ance proceeds w
appropriate to the Other Needs reduce the amou
Assistance grant program, but loan. By this meth(
without a completed application, victim's final loai
we can't make that referral. That represent only uni


application
people may be erwise uncompensated losses.
on additional SBA low-interest disaster loans
ay be available, are available to qualified renters.
Allen added. homeowners, landlords, business-
A disaster loans es owners, and non-profit organi-
ver the amount zations that suffered damage or
)r storm victims loss due to the disaster. Interest
once and may rates can be as low as 3.187 per-
f the uninsured cent for homeowners and renters
victims who do and 2.9 percent for businesses.
e. Disaster vic- Loan terms on all loans can be as
ice should not long as 30 years. Actual loan
dance settlement amounts and terms are set by the
the SBA. SBA and are based on each appli-


now how much
be covered by
er sources, the
making a loan
t of the loss, up
providing that
ees that insur-
vill be used to
nt of the SBA
od, the disaster
n balance will
insured or oth-


cant's financial condition.
The SBA also has mitigation
funds available to many of the dis-
aster victims who have already
been approved for a low-interest
disaster loan. The SBA mitigation
funds are designed to help bor-
rowers fund protective measures
to prevent damages from recur-
ring in future disasters of the same
kind. To help fund protective
measures, borrowers may


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TALLAHASSEE Families
who cannot afford conventional
health insurance for their children
can apply for affordable health
coverage through the Florida
Healthy Kids program.
Applications have been avail-
able since Jan.- 1. Completed
applications will be accepted dur-
ing the Jan. 1-30 open enrollment
period only. Under new guide-
lines just approved by Governor
Jeb Bush and the Legislature,
families need only supply one
document verifying their income.
Uninsured children 18 years of
age and under who do not qualify
for Medicaid are eligible for the


program.
"The new guidelines approved
by the Legislature during the spe-
cial session came at a great time
for working families who can't
afford private health insurance for
their children," said Rose Naff,
executive director of Florida
Healthy Kids. "These families will
be able to start the New Year off
right and we are going to do
everything we can to help them
enroll, but they can't wait until the
last minute. The time to act is
now."
The KidCare open enrollment
period is a joint effort between
Florida Healthy Kids, the Depart-


ment of Heath (DOH), the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
(DCF), and the Agency for Health-
care Administration (AHCA).
During the 30-day open enroll-
ment period, parents must com-
plete a one-page application
form, attach a copy of their most
recent federal income tax return
and send it to Healthy Kids before
Jan. 30. If the parent is unable to
provide a tax return, they may
send wage and earnings state-
ments or pay stubs. Applications
will not be accepted after Jan. 30.
Healthy Kids coverage begins
when eligibility is determined and
the full premium is received. The


premium is based on household
size and monthly income. Most
families pay $15 or $20 per family
per month, however, some fami-
lies may pay more.

Applications for open enroll-
ment will be available at DCF
service centers, most hospitals
and some doctor's offices now.
For more information log on to
the Healthy Kids Web site at
www.healthykids.org or down-
load the application at
www.healthlykids.org/applica-
tion/ or call (888) 540-KIDS, (888)
540-5437. Applications, will be
accepted now through Jan. 30.


Woman's Club Fashion Show funds scholarship


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Woman's Club president June Morningstar models a more
"dressy" dress from Loie's as past president Julie Wigton
observes the proceedings at the Fashion Show Saturday at
the American Legion.


By Tracy Whirls
MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County Woman's Club's
annual fashion show and lunch-
eon, held Saturday, Jan. 8 at the
American Legion Post in Moore
Haven drew ladies from around
Glades County and Clewiston to
view fashions, courtesy of Loie's
of Lake Placid to compete for
door prizes and enjoy lunch.
The annual fashion show is
the club's principal fundraiser
for its scholarship program,
which each year helps send a
Moore Haven High School grad-
uating senior to college
All tr, I'l (d for the luncheon
was donated by club members,
while businesses including B. &
B. Grocery, Joey's Pizza, Gimme
A Scoop, The Tater Toter,
Sonny's B.B.Q. in Clewiston and
Chili's in Sebring donated gift
certificates. Club president June
Morningstar donated a Crochet
Afghan, as the prize in a drawing
and other members donated
items to be awarded as door
prizes.
Fashions for this year's show
were provided by Loie's, a bou-
tique featuring casual to dressy
ladies apparel and accessories,
at 311 E. Interlake in Lake Placid.
Owned and operated by Lois
Redline, the boutique features
good quality clothing from Color
Me Cotton, Picadilly, Tribal
Sportswear and other designers.
Established nearly six years
ago with $250 worth of mer-
chandise, Ms. Redline said the
key to her success is personal
service and word-of-mouth
advertising.
"We take care of every cus-
tomer. We wait on them. If it's
not the right fit, or the right


color, if it's not the right hem-
line, I'll tell them so. I'd rather
they leave without buying some-
thing then come back, rather
than leave with something that's
the wrong color or the wrong
fit," Ms. Redline said, adding that
often other, women ask her
clients where they purchased
their clothing and are referred to
her. "I don't lie to my customers,
we're never rude and we never
say we're closing in five min-
utes."'
Because of the personal serv-
ice, many customers only shop
at her store, coming in to build a
% wardrobe for a trip'or the season
with items that can be mixed
and matched with previous pur-
chases.
"I only buy five of each size,
because it's such a small area,
so that they're not going to run
into someone wearing the same
thing. They like that, too," Ms.
Redline said.
With shipments coming in
daily, in sizes extra small to extra
large, with an array of shoes,
jewelry and other accessories,
some customers visit weekly to
view the changing fashions and
enjoy the boutique's ambience.


request an increase of up to 20
percent of their approved physical
loan amount to help pay for their
mitigation measures.
The SBA said it is important for
people to file and not to confuse
the name of Small Business
Administration. The SBA is the
primary agency for disaster relief
to homeowners, renters, and
business owners. Up to $200,000
is available for homeowners,
$40,000 for renters, and up to $1.5
million for business owners. Cur-
rently, the SBA has opened a Dis-
aster Recover Center in Belle
Glade, with offices in the Belle
Glade City Hall from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
FEMA representatives are also
on site. Applicants are reminded
that you cannot apply for grants
through the SBA, only loans. If it is
determined that the disaster has
left you financially burdened, then
the applications may be turned
over to FEMA for grant assistance.


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In our back yard: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park


By MaryAnn Morris
Close by in the northwestern
part of Okeechobee County lies
the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
State Park 54,000 acres of
prairie, scrub woods and sloughs
bordered on the west by the
Kissimmee River.
Cattle have fattened on the
prairie grasses of south central
Florida since the Seminoles first
rounded up the descendents of
cattle left by Spanish explorers.
For a while, some of the land was
home to grazing cattle except for
a period when the area was used
by the armed forces as a bomb-
ing range.
In 1995, a joint effort by the
Nature Conservancy, the Nation-
al Audubon Society and South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict proposed public acquisition
of the land. The Florida Park serv-
ice took over.the management of
the land, opening the park to the
public in 1997. A parcel owned
by the Audubon Society was
added in 2002. Because of this,
natives and visitors alike have a
unique opportunity to experi-
ence the Florida Dry Prairie in
Okeechobee County.
"The prairie is a land born of
fire; constantly changing, con-
stantly being reborn," said Dylan
Figueroa, Park Services Special-
ist. Because so much prairie was
used for grazing, and well-inten-
tioned, but ill-advised burn bans
(remember Smokey the Bear?)
were legislated, only an estimat-
ed 19 percent of the original
prairie remains. Many endan-
gered species of native plants
and animals depend on periodic
fire for their survival.
Long before man ever set foot
on this land, frequent spring and
summer lightning set fires, which
burned unchecked across the
prairie and pine woods. Today
controlled burns during summer
months keep the natural ecosys-
tems healthy.
"The federally endangered
tiny Florida Grasshopper Spar-
row totally depends on the
prairie and surveys show that 70
percent of the remaining popula-
tion lives on the Kissimmee Pre-
Sserve," said Park Specialist
Figueroa.
One look at prairie, which has
burned within the past few years,
with its waving grasses and wild-
flowers contrasted with the pal-
metto and wax myrtle choked
unburned land is evidence
enough.
A two-hour "swamp" buggy
tour over the dirt tracks revealed
two deer, Florida Sub-species of
Red-shouldered Hawk, Meadow
Larks in abundance, Ground
Doves, Common Grackles, many
other birds and a small pond of
swirling water that Park Special-
ist Dylan said indicates baby alli-
gators just under the surface.
The parks 54,000 acres trans-
late into 75 square miles of land.
Over 110 miles of two-lane dirt
roads are used for park mainte-
nance, hiking, bicycling and
horseback riding. Bring your
own horses, bicycles or sturdy,
closed-toe shoes if you don't
have hiking boots and prepare to
enjoy. This is a preserve.
There are three areas for
camping: Full-facility at the shad-
ed Kilpatrick Hammock Camp-
ground where water, electricity a
bathhouse and laundry are pro-
vided; a primitive horseback
campground with 15 campsites
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The park even offers a small
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Library of picture books for little
campers to share stories of the
Kissimmee with their parents.
"It is said we have the darkest
sky in the state of Florida," said
Park Specialist Figueroa.
Far away from the lights of any
town, or farm, more stars are vis-
ible than you can ever imagine.
Bring guidebooks, binoculars,
telescopes, what have you, and
enjoy.
During daylight, amateur and
professional photographers will
find ample opportunities for can-
did shots of wildlife "at home":
Wild turkeys, alligators, deer and
more than 120 species of birds
and an incredible number of
wildflowers and butterflies. Bird
and butterfly checklists are avail-
able from the park office. Be
sure to look at the butterfly dis-
play there. They also have some
books for sale as well as T-shirts
and other merchandise.
On the miles of double-
tracked trails, walking, biking or
horseback riding brings the sights
and sounds of the prairie to those
who must toil in town or on
farms during the week. Visitors,
escapees from the northern chill
can, with a little effort, witness
unique South Florida loveliness


rve State Park entrance is located at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue
of the City of Okeechobee in Okeechobee County.

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Facilities at tree-shaded Kilpatrick Campground invite visi-
tors to the park.


few vacationers will ever know.
During the Florida "winter"
months, mosquitoes are mostly
and blessedly, no-shows.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
State Park is a perfect place to get
away from it all for a few hours, a
day or a week. The park is open
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to
sunset. Currently, admission is
free, but there are fees for camp-
ing and "swamp" buggy eco-
tours. For more information, call
the park office at (863) 462-5360.
The park entrance is located at
33104 NW 192nd Avenue about
25 miles north of the city of Okee-
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Deka wins kick off to start Everstart fishing series


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Daryl Deka, a
Wellington native, jumped from
seventh place to capture the
Everstart series opening fishing
tournament held on Lake Okee-
chobee over the course of four
days of fishing competition.
More than 200 anglers set sail
over the pristine waters of the
big "0" looking to secure more
than $10,000 in prize money
while solidifying themselves in
the points standings as the series
launches into a new season of
competition.
The full array of anglers
fished for two days before the
final field of competitors was
narrowed down to 10 profes-
sionals and 10 co-anglers. Like
many of the bigger tournament
trails, Everstart begins a tourna-
ment by breaking down the divi-
sion into two categories profes:
sionals and co-anglers. Each set
of anglers are competing against
their own division competition.
Mr. Deka, a professional
angler since 1995, captured his
second tournament title of an
illustrious career. He has seven
top 10 finishes in professional
tournaments. He showcased his
angling skills by surviving the
initial cut and bouncing from
seventh place to win the tourna-
ment hands down.
Mr. Deka snagged a full
stringer on the first day of the
finals, which only weighed in at
10.10 pounds. Decatur Alaba-
ma's Edward Guice had secured
a five-pound lead coming into
the final day of competition,
which was held Jan. 8 at the
Clewiston Wal-Mart in front of a
large crowd.
Mr. Guice brought in 20.7
pounds of bass and didn't need
much more to defeat the rest of
the field, which struggled for the
most part on the final day of
competition. Mr. Deka took the
lead with 21.12 pounds on the
final day and waited with much
anticipation as competitor after
competitor came to the scales.
Among those competitors
was JT Kenney, from Frostburg,
AL, who shattered two Everstart
records during the first three


Photo by Mark Young
Moore Haven's Ed Dixon weighs in on the co-angler side of the Everstart fishing tournament
held this past week on Lake Okeechobee. The final two days of weigh-in were featured at
the Clewiston Wal-Mart. Dixon held second place after the day three, but a tough second day


dropped him out of the top five
days. According to Chris Jones,
Everstart Tournament Director,
Mr. Kenney brought 32.12
pounds of fish to the scales dur-
ing the first two days of qualify-
ing, including a 9.5-pound true
Lake Okeechobee Hawg. The
previous record was set in 2002,
with 30.5 pounds.
He also broke the previous
two-day total, which was 48.12
pounds, with a two-day catch
that weighed in at 43.14 pounds.
Mr. Kenney's first day of the
finals was not as bountiful, but
he still sat in fifth place with a
catch worth 13 pounds. He
brought 17.12 to the scales on
the final day, but it was not
enough to dethrone Mr. Deka
who remained on the stage.
Mr. Guice was the last to


weigh in and needed more than
18 pounds to remove Mr. Deka
from the stage, but could not
overcome Mr. Deka's prolific
final day of fishing.
"I was saving one little spot
for the final day," said Mr. Deka.
"I thought I had guessed myself
out of the tournament the day
before. I had a tough decision to
make, but you have to make
those kinds of decisions against
this level of competition. I
thought I had made the wrong
decision, but you have to take
those kinds of chances."
The decisions Mr. Deka ulti-
mately made earned him
$10,000 and a first place stand-
ing in the series points division.
Belle Glades' Jimmy McMillan


fished well enough to finish just
outside of the top 10 and ends
the first tournament in 11th
place.
Okeechobee's Justin Schwier
sits in 15th place while Clewis-
ton's Mark Fann is well within
striking distance in 20th place.
The co-anglers were fishing
for a prize worth $5,000 and the
competition was equally excit-
ing. Aymon Wilcox, from Laud-
erdale Lakes held the lead after
the first day of finals with a
weight of 11.11. Moore Haven's
Ed Dixon was right behind him
with nine pounds even.
Most of the co-anglers strug-
gled on the final day with the
second best weight weighing in
at 6.7 pounds. Edwin Kim-
brough, from Sebastian, sat in


Clewiston High School hosts baseball camp


It may be early in the year, but
spring isn't far away and the first
telltale sign is the preparations
for baseball.
The Clewiston Tigers are
holding their second annual
Tiger Baseball Camp, which is
scheduled for Jan. 22 at the
Clewiston High School baseball
field. It is an all day camp, with


lunch and a T-shirt being provid-
ed with the cost of the camp.
Participants will need to pay
$50. Check in times are from
8:30-9:30 a.m. on the morning
of Jan. 22. Tiger head coach
Vance Johnson in his second
year of "rebuilding" the Tiger
baseball program.
"I took over the program last


year and it was kind of down,"
he said. "But started playing
good baseball at the end of last
season, winning seven out of the
last nine games and finished sec-
ond at districts."
The Tigers have high hopes
for the upcoming hardball sea-
son, which kicks off with their
first official practice Jan. 24.


Johnson said last year's camp
had a lot to do with their late
season success and hopes to
continue to build on that
momentum.
"The biggest challenge in
building this program is to keep
them all interested," he said. "I
hope that this camp is just one
way to keep the interest up and I
feel like it's a good way for kids
to learn the technical fundamen-
tals of baseball, which is what
the game is all about."
Participants will be treated to
instructional position training,
followed by team play in the
afternoon. Providing much of
the instruction will former
Clewiston High School standout
Chad Blackwell, now playing for
the Kansas City Royals and Alan
Swindell, a former Florida State
University star now playing for
the Cincinnati Reds.
The entire Tiger coaching
staff will also be on hand to aid
the Major League Baseball play-
ers and to evaluate potential
new talent for this year's Tiger
squad, as well as future Tiger
stars.
Participants will need proof
of insurance coverage and will
need to sign a liability release
form before being eligible for
the camp. The camp is open to
all young baseball players. For
more information or to pick up a
sign up form, call coach John-
son at 983-1530 (Clewiston Mid-
dle School) or Ryan Manuel at
983-1520 (Clewiston High
School).


fifth place overall, but shattered
the competition with a final day
weight of 15.7 pounds to give
him a two-day total of 22.6
pounds and first place.
"This means a lot to me for a
lot of reasons," said Mr. Kim-
brough. "My older brother won
these tournaments before and
when I told my daddy I wanted
to do this, he said, 'Go ahead,
you're good enough.' So, there's
more than one reason why I


wanted to do this."
Mr. Kimbrough's father was
on hand to watch his son win
the tournament and made it to
his son's victory wheelchair
and all.
The Everstart Southeast divi-
sion will be heading to Santee
Cooper, in Manning, SC, for the
second round of competition.
The winner of the tournament
trail will automatically qualify to
fish the FLW tour next year.


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Commissioners will hold a special meeting on
Thursday, January 20, 2005, at 9:00 AM in the
County Commissioners Meeting Room, Glades
County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida

The purpose of the special meeting is to
discuss Payment-in-Lieu of Taxes.

All interested persons are invited to attend.

IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
MADE BY THE GLADES COUNTY BCARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND
HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
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Eric Rhinehart new President of Big Lake Radio Club


At their last meeting, Eric
Rhinehart, of W4KPG radio, was
elected President of the Big Lake
Amateur Radio Club for the 2005
year. Eric took over from past
president Reverend Sam
Thomas, of W3ALE.
Mr. Rinehart will provide
direction for this small but active
group of radio amateurs around
Lake Okeechobee. Commenting
on the past year, Rev. Thomas,
outgoing president, noted that
radio communications came to
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the forefront when the hurri-
canes struck.
Three members of the club,
including past President
Thomas, incoming President
Rhinehart, and area ARRL Dis-
trict Emergency Coordinator Jim
Sparks, of AA4BN, all passed
examinations for Level Three of
the Emergency Communica-
tions program. This means that
local officers have the highest-
level qualifications for emer-
gency communications needs.


The award attests to their will-
ingness to prepare for EMCOMM
needs and provide essential
services for the Big Lake Ama-
teur Radio Club.
The club participated in a
field day drill in June, 2004 in
Moore Haven. Club members
worked 24 consecutive hours
with only emergency power.
The national field day exer-
cise demonstrates capacities for
sustained operations under
emergency conditions. Ama-


teurs from all across the nation
share in this drill to test their
ability to operate under
makeshift and field conditions.
The last meeting of the club
took place at Saint Martin's
Church Monday, Dec. 27. A
revised emergency operations
plan was proposed to be sub-
mitted to the Hendry County
Emergency Preparedness Com-
mittee. The shortage of radio
operators in the area and the
need for persons who can serve


in shelters was noted. "We were
caught shorthanded, but we can
cover local needs, as well as
countywide needs with a revised
plan" said Rev. Thomas.
The revised plan will put per-
sons from all local centers and
shelters in contact with virtually
any needed resource across the
country during an emergency.
The hurricanes showed the
importance of preparation and
the reliability amateur radio
communications.


Club President Rhinehart
indicated interest in continuing
to participate in such drills as the
Annual National Field Day and to
strive to assure that communica-
tions will be reliable and suffi-
ciefit to meet needs of the Lake
Okeechobee region. The group
meets the last Monday of the
month at Saint Martin's Church
in Clewiston. Interested persons
are welcome to attend.


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Peter Rabbit bounces around with a few friends as the leg-
endary rabbit prepares for a big show at the Dolly Hand Cul-
tural Arts Center in Belle Glade. The show is scheduled for
Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.

Peter Rabbit bounds


to the Dolly Hand
Kicking off the Family Series at McGregor's forbidden garden.
the PBCC/Dolly Hand Cultural Peter slips away from the
Arts Center, The Musical Tale of drudgery of chores on a musical
Peter Rabbit comes to the Center adventure to the paradise carrot
in Belle Glade on Saturday, Jan. 22 patch. He's sure no harm will
at 11 a.m. come to him as he gives in to the
As part of a new initiative to temptation of the farmer's prize
make the family performances vegetables. Peter not only gets a
more accessible to families with taste of fresh vegetables but also
young children, all four perform- of the life and the perils of tres-
ances in the series will be at this passing.
convenient Saturday morning Bring your entire family to this
time. delightful event all tickets are $5
The Musical Tale of Peter Rab- each.. Come early and view the
bit is told through Bits 'n Pieces grand exhibit of giant puppets
Puppet Theatre's giant puppets that will be on display in the lobby
and elaborate staging. Dapper, from Jan. 14 through the morning
young Peter Rabbit believes he of the show on Jan. 22. To pur-
knows better than Mama Rabbit. chase your tickets or for informa-
Ignoring her warnings, he is tion about the puppet display, call
determined to go to Farmer the box office at (561) 993-1160.


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Celebrated pianist Robin Spielberg will take the stage with
Montana Skies Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This musical delight will
take place at the PBCC/Dolly Hand Center in Belle Glade

An Evening of Music


with Robin Spielberg


and Montana Skies


Robin Spielberg, a Steinway
concert artist who has been called
"the most expressive pianist of
our time", will be gracing the
stage with her delightful stories
and music at the PBCC/Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center this Fri-
day, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Ms. Spielberg began touring
the United States in 1996. She
made her Carnegie Hall debut in a
sold-out performance in 1997 and
has performed there twice since.
She has made numerous televi-
sion and radio appearances in the
U.S. and performed with the gui-
tar and piano duo, Montana Skies,
in Seoul, Korea last summer. This
unique and talented duo will be
joining Ms. Spielberg on Friday for
a special evening of music, which
will range from Pop to Classical to


Standards to some original
pieces, as well.
Prior to the performance and
during intermission, patrons will
have the opportunity to view a
giant puppet display from Bits 'n
Pieces Puppet Theatre.
While in the area, Ms. Spiel-
berg, who is a Celebrity
Spokesperson for the American
Musical Therapy Association, will
be sharing her musical gift with
the community through music
therapy sessions at both Glades
Healthcare in Pahokee and Grace
Healthcare of Clewiston. These
sessions are being sponsored by
Palm Beach Community College
and Hospice of Palm Beach
County. To purchase your tickets,
call the Center's Box Office at
(561) 993-1160.


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America's young heroes contest winners


Eighty-two student authors,
artists and their heroes and
teachers were recently honored
at the sixth annual Celebration of
America's Young Heroes Awards
Ceremony at Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity.
The award-winning essays,
poems and artwork will be pub-
lished by Vera Ripp Hirschhorn,
educator and author, in the
America's Young Heroes Anthol-
ogy entitled, "Students are
Heroes, too!"
The anthology and workbook
with original lessons plans will
be available to educators to
implement in the school curricu-
lum.
Values such as self-respect
and respect for others appeared
in Danneile Davis' essay about
her hero, Mackenzie Snyder.. This
11-year-old created "Children to
Children," an organization for
foster kids so as to "give every
foster child in America a duffel
bag in which to put their posses-
sions and a soft little friend to
cuddle when they felt lonely for
their families."
Mackenzie's dream is to have


every one of the over 530,000
American foster children receive
a duffle bag and no longer use a
"trash bag to carry their few
belongings in."
An example of compassion
and caring is evident in Jessica
Perfetto's poem about a 17-year-
old hero, Micaela. She helps chil-
dren with mental and physical
challenges by having created
"Unifield Theatre" where she
teaches "those who are different
to love themselves and to prove
they can do anything by partici-
pating in musical productions."
Award winning students:
Austin Miller, Tyler Rabinowitz,
Tracy Chookolingo, Monica Cas-
tro, Danneile Davis, Tim Varac-
chi, Lance Gurewitz, Judy Pierre-
Louis, Chris Ceresa, Errol
Norman, Telia Scott, JaQuay
Moore, Uzuri Collier, Alex
Williams, Armaad Morman, Ter-
ria Sanford, La'Tariel Dennard,
Britney Dukes, Travis Tunis, Carla
Russell, Daniel Cornwell,
Michael Rosenthal, Andrew Lam-
pert, Lori Perry, Hayley Cavataro,
Andrew Harrison, Christina Zaril-
li, Arielle Moskow, Matt Brown,


Danielle Geoghegan, Craig
Knowles, Caesar Hernandez,
Timothy Ware, Lindsey Maddy,
Sara Ferguson, Chris Ray, Aaron
Feuer, and Anastasia Scruggs.
Jared Simon, Ramone Perez,
Amanda Fleming, Kevin Persad,
Bianca Grieco, Alex Barica,
Rafael Grullon, Ariana Kahnevi-
cius, Trevor Brindle, Rebecca
Khera, Ryan T. Mermer, Christina
Robbs, Jeffery Lairsey, Joel Gar-
cia-Rena, Stephanie Solove, Cas-
sandra Lewis, Lindsey Lefton,
Deanna Osgood, Mary Matella,
Jennifer Perricelli, Brittany
Deutch, Andrew Gallagher,
Stephanie Tinoco, Ashlee
Doughty, Sendy Dumerlus, Melis-
sa Schirra, Jesus DeJesus, Jordan
Jones, Josh McGill, Gaia Weise,
Jessica Singer, Daniel O'Higgins,
Selene Resendez, Tamesha
Coney, dJimy Antoine, Javarius
Tillman, Tanisha Jones, Caitlin
Schevrer, Jonerio Dukes, Lasan-
dra Highsmith, Rolando Diaz,
Tatum Williams, Lindsay Zeltzer,
and Chanel Wortham.
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Vera Ripp Hirschhorn at (561)
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*There will be no household collection on Monday, January'17, 2005.
*Monday's route will be collected on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 and
Tuesday's route will be collected Wednesday, January 19, 2005.
*Household collection will remain the same through the rest of the week.

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Florida lemon law program reaches $300 Million in consumer relief


TALLAHASEE-Florida's
Lemon Law Arbitration Program
has surpassed the $300 million
mark in refunds and replacements
for consumers who bought chron-
ically defective new vehicles, Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist reported.
Since 1989, the Lemon Law pro-
gram has produced refunds or
replacement vehicles in 70 percent
of cases and provided relief for
almost 12,000 consumers.
The $300 million mark was


reached late last week with final
confirmation of a pre-hearing set-
tlement in favor of Melissa and
Timothy Torgersen, a Central Flori-
da couple who complained that
their 2003 Ford Explorer Sport-Trac
intermittently would not start.
Ford Motor Company agreed to
repurchase the vehicle and paid
$25,038 in cash and loan payoff.
The Torgersens live in the Polk
County town of Davenport.
"For 16 years, Florida's Lemon


Law program has been a model
among consumer protection
efforts," said Mr. Crist. "Floridians
have somewhere to turn when
their new car turns out to be a
lemon and $300 million in relief
shows that many have relied on
this free consumer service."
Since 1989, the Attorney Gener-
al's Lemon Law unit has handled
over 17,000 cases, with 11,878 of
these ending in a recovery for the
consumer. The total dollar value of


the recoveries through the end of
2004 was $300,154,389, with addi-
tional cases pending. The Lemon
Law Arbitration Program is
housed within the Attorney Gener--
al's Office and is jointly adminis-
tered with the Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services.
The Lemon Law applies to new
car warranty problems reported
within the first 24 months of own-
ership. It allows consumers to
obtain a refund or vehicle replace-


ment after a manufacturer fails to
repair warranty problems within a
reasonable number of attempts or
a vehicle has been out of service at
least 30 days. The problems must
be of such a nature that they sub-
stantially impair the use, value or
safety of the vehicle.
The Lemon Law program
offers consumers a quick and free
alternative to litigation to resolve
disputes. Consumers do not need
an attorney to participate in the


Lemon Law arbitration process
and consumers who lose an arbi-
tration case are not required to pay
the manufacturer's attorney fees
as they could be in unsuccessful
litigation.

The program is funded by a $2
fee charged when consumers buy
or enter a long-term lease on a
new or demonstrator vehicle. The
fee has remained unchanged since
1989.


Experts say electronic stability is a 'must have'


According to a Nov. 15 New
York Times article, studies have
demonstrated that electronic sta-
bility programs are saving lives,
in some cases reducing the risk
of death by over 65 percent.
The Chrysler Group is com-
mitted to providing these essen-
tial features and offers its Elec-
tronic Stability Program (ESP),
making it available currently on
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge
Magnum and Chrysler 200 series
sedans with plans to make it
standard equipment on more
than 750,000 SUV's in 2006.
"Our customers in Clewiston
are always concerned with safe-
ty," said David Hegley, manager


of Hampton Chrysler Dodge and
Jeep. 'Adding ESP to all our
SUV's is another sign that
Chrysler is committed to offering
the safest vehicles on the road."
A study by the Insurance Insti-
tute for Highway Safety found
that electronic stability pro-
grams, which help drivers regain
control of a swerving vehicle by
applying brakes at one or two
wheels reduces fatal single-
vehicle crash risk by 56 percent.
About half of the 28,000 fatal car
crashes that occur each year
involve a single vehicle, accord-
ing to
www.ConsumerAffairs.com.
Electronic Stability Programs


Big "0" Birding Festival


Moore Haven, Fla.-All the
birds are back, in the
Glades/Hendry Region of Cen-
tral Florida, and they are just
waiting for the birders to come
to the Big "0" Birding Festival,
Jan. 28-30.
See birds and other wildlife
on scheduled tours to Fisheating
Creek, sponsored by Joyner
Development, plus the Sugar-
land Barn Owl Tour, sponsored
by the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce. In addition, there is
an airboat tour and a swamp
buggy tour, sponsored by Chap-
py's in Lakeport.
At the Doyle Connor Building
in Moore.Haven, there will be
many lectures, including talks
on regional birds, by Dr. Paul
Gray of the Florida Audubon
Society, a butterfly lecture, by
Alana Edwards, FAU Center for
Environmental Studies and a
presentation on cranes by Marty
Folk as well as a photography
workshop by photographer,
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*New, this ,,.:n -Cl:-. .ats .
Thanks to Jay Thunderhawk, of
Thunderhawk Big Cat Rescue;
Birds of Prey. Thanks to
Audubon Center for Birds of
Prey.
The Doyle Connor Building
will also be the location for an.
Arts and Crafts Show. For all
three days of the Big "0" Birding
Festival, there will be artwork
and crafts by local artists, food
and entertainment. There will
also be a children's art contest
showcasing birds of the


South rn
land,


Hendry/Glades region. The chil-
dren will be awarded ribbons
and prizes.
On Saturday evening the festi-
val will host a dinner at the
Clewiston Inn, with Keynote
Speaker, Lynda White, Audubon
Center for Birds of Prey (CBOP).
For those festival goers who
prefer to be "on their own",
there will be Big 0 Airboat Tours
at Roland Martin's Marina in
Clewiston, a -new Swallowtail
Kite Nature Trail, in Lakeport
and Alligator Tours at Gatorama
in Palmdale.
For more information on
available tours and registration,
call the Glades County Econom-
ic Development Council at (863)
946-0300. Also, a full tour sched-
ule is available on the Big "0"
Birding Festival Web site at
www.bigobirdingfestival.com or
send us an e-mail with your
questions to info@bigobird-
i-, f. ti u l. 'ii


provide the greatest benefit in
critical driving situations such as
turns and are especially valuable
when driving on mixed surface
conditions such as patchy snow,
ice or gravel. .
Chrysler Group's ESP is con-
sidered an "active" safety tech-
nology because it prevents
crashes, as opposed to airbags
and seatbelts which are passive
technologies that aim to reduce
injuries once a crash has
occurred.
"For more drivers, ESP isn't
likely to activate frequently. It
wont prevent most of the fender
bender crashes that occur so
often in stop and go traffic," said


Sarah Ferguson, Senior Vice
President for research at the
Insurance Institute for highway
Safety. "ESP is designed to help a
driver in the relatively rare event
of loss of control at high speed
or on a slippery road."
ESP enhances Chrysler's use
of rear well drive and all-wheel
drive on models such as the
Chrysler 300, Motor Trend's Car
of the Year.
"In normal conditions, rear
wheel drive handles better than
front wheel drive," Mr. Hegley
said. "ESP helps eliminate the
concerns about rear wheel drive
in inclement weather."


Crappie USA to hold Mega Bucks event


Crappie USA Inc. will hold their
first Super Mega Bucks Event on
Florida's Lake Talquin on Feb. 5.
Anglers will be fishing for a
seven-fish limit ofcrappie, which
will net them a major guaranteed
payback of $10,000 in this team
event.
A pre-tournament seminar will
be held on Friday, Feb. 4, at the
Collegiate Village Inn in Tallahas-
see. Sign ups will begin at 5 p.m.
with the meeting and a National
Sponsor Field Test Product Draw-
ing starting at 7 p.m. local time.
This seminar is open to the pub-
lic.
The tournament weigh-ins will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at
Whippoorwill Sportsman's Lodge
in Quincy beginning at 3 p.m.
Registration forms for Crappie
USA tournaments are available by
registering on their website at
www.crappieusa.com before the
deadline listed on the form, or by
filling out and sending in an entry
form. Teams may also enter for
thl] t,-u r l rnai i- t the pr.E:t,.i.i-rn,


ment seminar on Friday night. All
late entries will be subject to a $20
late fee.
For more information call
Crappie USA Inc. at (615) 377-
7800 or Media Specialist Larry Cre-
celius at (812) 525-2707; or, e-mail
at Icrecel@earthlink.net.


2x2 Rates
Statewide $1200
Regional or national
Placement also available
Regions: North, South, Central
Total Circulation: 2.2 ,Million


2x4 Rates
Statewide $2400
Regional placement
also available
Regions: North, Suith. Lu'cinr,
Circulation: 2.2 Million


Board Cerlified.
by the
Amerian Board
of Dermatology


Stuart
221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


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Truck Sales & Leasing Consultant
800-726-8514
daid'i gladesmotors.comn




The Office of Dr. Patrick J. Regan

Located At

941 S.E. 1st Street, Belle Glade

Will Be Permanently Closing

Friday, February 4, 2005.

If you would like to obtain a

copy of your records

PLEASE CALL 561-992-7300
Or write to
2208 N.W. 6th Ave. Wilton Manors, FL 33311


Okeechobee

863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.

in addition to


Fort Pierce
464-6464
1801 South 23rd St., #5


No detail was overlooked in the mas-,
lerful design & construction of this one..
of-a-kind 3BR/2 5B/3G riverfront estate
nestled on 10 +t- pristine acres w/ 425'
+I- of river frontage, $3,490,000
.


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Stunning 5BR/3.5B/2G two story 4,700
+/- sq. ft. home located on 5 +/- private
acres complete w/ horse barn, windmill
& private pond. Elegance abounds
inside w/ formal & casual dining & living
areas; a dramatic staircase; & a sec-


Immaculate 3BR/2BI2G precision
crafted home. with a smart and open
split floor plan. located on 1 #/- mani-
cured acre in LaBelle's only gated sub-
division, features oversized rooms, a
huge screened lanai, & the best ameni-
ties around' $289,900


4BR/2.5B/2G on 1 t+- acre. Caged pool
& lanai; spacious living areas; new coat
of paint inside & out, & a new alc han-
dler & duct work, $275,000
S.!! 3


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4BR/2B+Den CBS home. nestled on a
pnvate in town lot on a secluded dead
end street, offers cathedral ceilings,
ceramic tile throughout, a wood-
burning brick fireplace, screened
porches front & rear, $250,000


3BRJ2B + Den on 1 +/- fenced & gated
acre in Muse offers ceramic tile & car-
pet flooring, a spacious rear screened
lanai, double carport, & circle drive.
$210,000
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3BR/2B/2G split floor plan CBS home, 4BR/2B rustic cabin-style home on 2.2
locatedra in Parkwood Estates, offerol & s +1- acres in Muse abounds with poten-
new A/C & ro,&so much more... fall BRING YOUR HORSES! Back
$265,000 acre is fenced w/ horse stalls. Peace &
$2,.000 Quiet Guaranteed! $169,900
M~~i~iii~~w-*^ 1 ,mB nBaiirTi i dSMBB


Gracious 3BR/28/2G custom two story
estate home, located on 8.75 +/- fenced
acres, features large rooms, a great
floor plan, rocking chair front porch &
screened lanai. 2,000 +1- sq. ft. pole
barn could easily be converted to a barn
for horses $675,000


3BRi28 two story home located on 6
+/- ac. in Pioneer Plantation. Beautifully
landscaped property w/ above ground
pool! Great Place for Horsest $259,900


Charming frame house seeks a handy-
person to recognize its potential! This
home offers a metal roof and is located
on an wooded oversized lot in a great
neighborhood. $95,000


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BACK ON THE MARKET 2BR/1BI1G
on lovely lot w oaks in a deed re-
strcted community in Port LaBelle
Great starter or second home / invest-
ment property' $85,000 -


* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery!! $289,900
* 3BR/3B doublewide mobile home on
5 +/- acres in Pioneer!! $189,900
* 3BR/2B upgraded doublewide mobile

horses! $189,900 ,
* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 .+/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water. $124,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +',
acres, just south of LaBelle. $119,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED 312

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* RIVERFRONT! 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +- of
riverfront. $495,000
* RIVERFRONT! 1 + cleared acre
located in Hidden Hammock wi 190' +/-
of riverfront $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft. Denaud Rd. w/ 110' +/-
of riverfront. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 +I wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods. $475,000
* RIVERFRONT! 0.83 +/- fenced
acre located in town wl 130' +/- of
riverfront. $450,000


* 22 +/1- fenced, cross-fenced. & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR/2B
mobile home!' $399,500
* 6 +/* acres in the Port LaBelle
Ranchettes. Private, located @ end of
cul-de-sac $300,000
* 10 +/- private, tree filled, fenced &
gated acres in Muse. $150,000
* 1.25 +/- oak filled acres on CR 78 in
Alva $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesile in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900
* 0.88 +/- acre located in Parkwoxd
Estates S/D, $125,000
* 1.18 +/- beautifully wooded acre
located in town in a top notch neighbor-
hood. $95,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
- 0.40 +/- acre wooded homesite lo-
cated on Capt. Hendry Dr. $74,900
* REDUCED TO SELLI .57 +/-acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* 0.67 +1- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills S/D. $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTSI We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from $15K- $30K!


Automotive Repair Shop! Located
close to SR 80 & Cowboy Way &
zoned for heavy commercial use, the
building features two offices, restroom
facilities, 4 bays with 3 -oil-up doors.
Adjoining property available for
purchase also. $250,000


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*24 +/- acres located on the corner of Southern
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000 S---l
* 19.5 +/- acres 1,250 +/- of river 4la n u Invet
frontage east of LaBelle. $2,600,000
* 3.38 +/- acres located on comer of on South Main tSet
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000 P.o. Box 1680 LaBelle, Florida 33975
* 19 +/- acres w/ frontage on SR 80 & 863-675-4500 Fax: 863-675-6575
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $1,820,808 www4.land.com
* 3 +/- acres w/ 300 +/- ft. of river TOLL FREE: 877-314-3048
frontage in Alva. $1,350,000 SherriDenning
* 26 +/- acres located on SR 29, just LDesemtealestearoker
south of LaBelle. $850,000 Asclates
'3.14 +/- acres w/ paved frontage on 4 o Gre mone sa Herrero
I n I Im i( 'h,,ni Pault Meador
streets in Downtown LaBellel $699,900 n,,,,e en.,. cPA wayne MQuai
* 4.6 +/- acres located at busy Port ArtFry Jesse Wall
LaBelle intersection close to schools & "JYe G"" "TracTey Williamns
homes. $699,900 Yvonnelm lan
* .50 +/- acre located at busy in town S
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Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
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Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD
to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

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Moore Haven Elementary


... -Coun.-.. p.1.. Foi: a Ar.ni.ei

Looking back...
This photo from the Florida State Archives Photographic Collection shows migrant chil-
dren workers in Belle Glade in 1939.






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Looking back ...
This photo of the "Choke 'em down lunch room diner," in Belle Glade Florida was taken
in 1939. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to sunnews@newszap.com.


Looking back ...
This photo from the Florida Archives shows a girl picking grapes near Clewiston, some-
time in the 1920s. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to
clewnews@newszap.com.


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ltta 'a,"-i..... *bath home is in t on I IrnOr l O features
B-_ m r Hl -include hardwi0 R lBmI-aInnew
FE^ATURED IOM4 kitchenand baa d mas-
ter bedroom,& ts more.. sis tru y a one of
a kind home! $119,900
S 2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home also
features real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
bar, s .i ,, ,,, and family room. Not
0 2BR home in the Belmont Subdivision with 2 to big I .. -.,i, This one has it all for
full baths & 2 half baths. This home also fea- only $129,900
tures real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast bar, Cozy 1 orvBimin Country Village
separate living room and family room. Not to with cerao Iitil screened
big and not to small. This one has it all for only porch and sj U U c convert-
$129,900. ed into 2nd becroom nly $


* This s .''...1 -'. acre estate is truly one of
a kind! The main house features include CBS
construction, vaulted ceilings, real wood cabi-
nets with built in wine rack, upgraded kitchen
appliances, ceramic tile, solid surface counter
tops and is fenced and cross-fenced for horses.
There is also a 1,300+/- square foot manufac-
tured home located towards the front of the
property with separate entrance and fencing
that would be perfect as a guest house or for a
grounds keeper. $549,900.
* Nestled under the Oaks. Custom built
3BR/2B home in town features ceramic tile,
vaulted ceilings, bay windows, track lighting,
sprinkler system on a private well, detached
garage and lots more, Only $229,000.
* Picture perfect! This 4BR/2B brick home in
town on an oak filled corner lot with a fenced
backyard, screened porch, spacious rooms, cen-
tral vacuum system and a great floor plan. This
breath taking home is priced at only $195,900.
* This newly renovated three bedroom, two


* BACK ON THE MARKET! Immaculate
4BR/2Bh 2 r nio le JAcres
Rd. Only n el t. Myersg
a L ning fire-
place, upgraded appliances, wood cabinets
berber carpet and a security system. If your
looking for country living with a short commute
to Fort Myers, This is it! $159,900. Priced
under appraised value.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.5+/- acres.
This homiUNDEWR ONTfA@T and air
conditioner. Plus wall to wall ceramic tile vault-
ed ceilings and lots more. This on won't last
long at only $139,000.
* Country Living at its best, in Muse, This
beautifully decorated 3BR/2B home, sits on
nicely landscaped acre. Features include a
wood burning fireplace, a large "country
kitchen" i.,.:i. 11, ,,n. 1. .. newcarpet & a
new 10x' ,, r.,.r ,. 1,..i Make an appointment
to see this one today!!!!!! Asking price is
$128,900


give us a call! ',\


* REDUCED 3BR/2B manufactured home on
2.45+/-acres features ,,,i.., ...i,,: textured
sheet rock walls, lots of built in cabinets, dual
sinks in master bath and lots more. Asking
$123,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
with tons of upgrades. This property is fenced
and cross-fenced for horses. There is also 2
horse stalls and tack room. This one is perfect
for horse lovers! Only $92,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
square fe piwhfloin lBTrFeatures
include a breakfast bar, .., ... '.. In:.:
master suite and fenced yard. Only $52,500.


* 4.58/- breath taking acres located on Case
Road. Suitable for site built or manufactured
homes, fenced for horses and can be subdivided
for two homes. $125,000.
* 3 1.25!/- acres in Montura Ranch. Priced at
$19,900 each. Call for details.


* Beautiful .25/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
c li ,'.. ,. I. I ,I I". ..I .
ing to Business. $69,000.
* .2i5Mh ERlNtlNl[ I TAlr R82. Only
$19,000.

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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South
of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of frontage
on SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$359,000.


Moore Haven Elementary
School December citizens of the
month
The following students have
earned recognition as DECEM-
BER Citizens of the Month at
Moore Haven Elementary
School. This is a very special
honor since it means that they
have done a commendable job
of showing SELF-CONTROL.
SELF-CONTROL is control of
one's emotions, desires, or
actions by one's own will.
Kindergarten: Cameron
Vales, Tyler Blackwell, and
Daniel Rodriguez.
First Grade: Kate Perry, Alina
Florez, Samantha Gonzalez, and
Ani Drayton.
Second Grade: Ryan Story,
Shawn Hogan, and Hannah
Smith.
Third Grade: Kassandra
Mocha, and Elizabeth Johnson.
Fourth Grade: Lonnie Jenk-
ins, Guillermo Ortiz, and Tony
Centeno.
Fifth Grade: Linda Cano,
Cheyenne Vasquez, Curtis Kin-
caid, and Jose Hernandez.
Sixth Grade: Matthew Shear-
er, Katie Cline, and Deanna
Brown.


Dean Paul

MHES names

Paul teacher

of year
Moore Haven Elementary
School announced Mr. Dean Paul
as their Teacher of the Year last
week. Mr. Paul is a music teacher
at the elementary school, but his
responsibilities don't end there.
He works with the technology at
MHES, making sure that the com-
puters are set up and working. He
has trained the teachers at the ele-
mentary school in creating their
own classroom web pages. He
also assists the principal in main-
taining the school website.

Delegation

schedules

public hearing
Senator Dave Aronberg, Chair-
man of the Glades County Legisla-
tive Delegation, has scheduled the
2005 Glades County Legislative Del-
egation Public Hearing for Thurs-
day, Jan. 20, from 10:30 a.m. until
noon in the Glades County Com-
mission Chambers, on the second
floor of the Glades County Court-
house. The courthouse is located at
500 Ave. J in Moore Haven.
The agenda for the hearing will
be set by Monday, Jan. 17. Please
note that decisions to introduce leg-
islation for the 2005 season will be
made at the hearing. Individuals
who wish to testify on local bills
should attend the public hearing.
Following the discussion of local
bills, the delegation will entertain
other presentations as well as pub-
lic comment. Anyone interested in
being on the agenda for the delega-
tion meeting should call Senator
Aronberg's district office at (239)
338-2646.


Every





Voice




Counts.


November Citizens of the
Month
The following students have
earned recognition as Novem-
ber Citizens of the Month at
Moore Haven Elementary
School. This is a very special
honor since it means that they
have done a commendable job
of showing kindness to others.
Kindness is consideration, sym-
pathy, compassion, gentleness,
goodness and generosity.
Kindergarten: Johnny Casel-
las, Rosemary Aragus, and Jicel
Reveles.
First grade: Josey Pearce,
Destiney Costas, Megan White-
head, and Karla Umanzor.
Second grade: Adrian Her-
nandez, Sandra Garcia, and
Kevin Velasquez.
Third grade: Matthew Baker,
Mandy Arthur, and Jeremiah
Ramirez.
Fourth grade: Chelse Hough,
Kelsey Ahern, and Lailoni Carey.
Fifth grade: Warner Ward,
Bobbi Jo Walker, and Curtis Kin-
caid.
Sixth grade: Lyle Gibbs, Ruby
Pardo, Kiaerra Perkins, and Don-
shay Myers.


What is the sun without __
Daniel Swarovski Paris ...
crystal eyewear?

Now available at:

The Optical Center
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Family Eye Care
100 N. Main St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
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SALESPERSON
Warehouse/counter person
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Apply
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Supply 1310 Evercare-RD.
Clewiston.


Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
Previous Phone
Experience
Preferred, Proficient Word
& Excel, .Bilingual a + Apply
in Person, Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave,
Attn: Marta
or e-mail resume to
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w/2/20 license. For Local
Franchise Agency. Some
experience. Good Salary
+ Commissions. Fax
resume to 772-597-4323

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with transportation.
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Glades Ford is looking for the following:
*Experienced Salespeople
Certified Technicians
*Certified Transmission Mechanic
*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers
SOffice Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in
accounting and automotive experience helpful)
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- ACCOUNTANT/ANALYST
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land management departments.
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edge, of GAAP, possess a B.S. in Account-
ing or related field, have 3 or more years ex-
perience in Accounting or a related field plus
have good proficiency in accounting com-
puter systems. Experience in Agriculture a
plus.
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cellent benefit package.
Interested persons who meet these require-
ments should Mail or Fax resume to:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
Attn: Rich Hetherton
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Fax: 863-465-1672
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THE SEMINOLE
TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Is accepting applications
for the following position.
Salesperson, Rock Pit
Big Cypress Reservation

Responsible for the marketing and
selling of construction/road materi-
als, Developing and establishing new
markets. Implementing distributor/
seller marketing programs. Identify
and qualify prospective customers.
Negotiate and close sales. Increase
the number of profitable customers
and grow sales revenue. Require-
ments for this position includes: Ex-
cellent communications & marketing
skills. Min. 2 yrs. exp. in construc-
tion sales pref. High School Dip. or
GED. Salary: $40,000 (negotiable
based on exp. with 10% bonus).
Exc. benefits (medical, dental,
401 K). Fax resume with salary histo-
ry to (954)967-3477.


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TKM-Bengard Farms, LLC
and Cypress Cooling, LLC
are now hiring experienced
individuals for the follow-
ing position: Licensed CDL
drivers for buses and
trucks. Please apply in
person at: 2305 Cypress
Lane, Belle Glade FL
33430 (561) 996-1980.

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or (863)673-4596.
WE NEED
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AEROBICS, YOGA
PLATES, ETC. TEACHER
CALL (863)983-4436.

Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
previous phone experience
preferred. Proficient Word
and Excel, bilingual a +.
May apply in person, mail
resume to 1099 W.
Ventura Ave., Attn: Marta
or email resume to
morales2@earthlink.net


Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Looking for Teller.
Mail resume to 1099 W.
Ventura Ave., Clewiston,
FL 33440 or ermail
efcu@earthlink.net or fax
to 866-302-5212

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THE SEMINOLE
TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Is accepting applications for the
following position.
Salesperson, Turtle Farm
Brighton Reservation
The position is responsible for the
marketing and selling of products
from the turtle Farm. Developing and
establishing new markets. Develop-
ing and implementing distributor/
seller marketing programs. Identify
and qualify prospective customers.
Increase the number of profitable
customers and grow sales revenue.
Excellent communications & market-
ing skills. Min. 2 yrs. exp. in bulk
food product sales (pref). High
School Dip. or GED. Salary: $40,000
(negotiable based on exp with 10%
bonus). Exc. benefits (medical, den-
tal, 401K). Fax resume to (954)967-
3477




A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
CITO US BELLE PLANT
6000 Highway 29 South
LaBelle, FL 33975-0519
(863) 675 0336
Duda & Sons, Citrus Belle is an equal opportunity employer:
A. Duda & Sons, Citrus Belle in LaBellc Florida is accept-
ing applications for immediate job openings for Night Shift
Blender of juice products. Successful candidate needs to
have the ability to learn the followvin _- I II 1 I-p,-. ,,.1
must be willing to work overtime hours. Verbal and writ-
ten English communication skills are required. -1,,,:,, i ;,
Spanish a plus.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Communicate and understand instructions in
English. Bilingual a plus.
Have basic math skills.
Measure and add ingredients like oils and calcium
to meet product blend specifications along with
performing general plant sanitation in Production
Areas, Blena Areas and other Plant environments.
. Will train blender positions.
Individuals must apply in person at the Citrus


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OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK
HAS OPENINGS FOR THE
FOLLOWING POSITIONS

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Requirements in-
clude an associate Degree or equivalent
work related experience in accounting or fi-
nance along with PC skills and proficieny
with spreadsheet software. Duties include
preparation of financial statements, ac-
counts payable, reconciliations and loan
analysis. Previous banking experience pre-
ferred salary commensurate with experi-
ence.

SALES ASSOCIATE Creative self-motivat-
ed retail oriented individual to service and
dultivate new customer relationships at our
full service Wal-Mart Branch open Mon-Sat.
Banking experience not required. Training,
competitive salary, incentive program and
full benefits.

Apply in person at 205 W.C. Owen ave.,
Clewiston or send or fax resume to Shelia,
PO Box 1779, Clewiston, FL 33440. FAX
(863)983-5880. EOE



HENDRY COUNTY RECYCLING &
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
is accepting applications for a
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
This is a full time position with benefits.
Applications, job description and
requirements can be obtained from the
Human Resource Department,
located in the Courts Building Annex,
second floor in Labelle, or at the
Hendry County Sub-Office in Clewiston.
Deadline for submission is
01/21/05 at 5:00 pm
Veteran's preference.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Drug/Smoke free workplace
Applicants with disabilities r io. ,-' ,
assistance in applying call the
Human Resource Office.



ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC
for the 2x6 Grove area with at
least 2 years grove experience
and welding capabilities.
Good benefits plus retirement.
Apply in person
at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer




The City of Pahokee
Is accepting applications for a minimum
of a Class "C" Florida Wastewater Opera-
tor. Current shift opening is 3:00 PM to
11:00 PM but must be willing to work any
shift if needed. Must possess a valid Flor-
ida drivers license. Must pass a drug and
background screen. Applications are
available at the Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00
PM. Open until filled. EOE


CITY OF CLEWISTON
POLICE OFFICER

Field work in the prevention, detection, and
investigation of crimes. Applicants must be
Florida certified, submit to a background in-
vestigation, and be 19 yrs of age or older.
A detailed job description and application
may be obtained at City Hall, Human Re-
sources, 115 West Ventura Avenue.
EOE/DFWP


Executive Director
lpedrJnd Fur [Jorin-Proil Heallh &
Hurn.in Servii-e Oiganariiton
Locatedl In The Gladi-e Area Of
We...lerri Palm Be-irrli County.
For More Iriormition Ple35e Visit,
www.lorhn.org.


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MONUMENTAL LIFE

Insurance is looking for professionals
who can provide excellent service
to existing customers & add new clients
to an established book of business in
Belle Glade & surrounding areas.
We offer paid training,
Comprehensive Benefits &
above average earnings.
Please call Michael Weintraub @
(561)996-7970.
E.O.E. M/F/D/V


The City of Pahokee
Is accepting applications for a general
laborer. Must be eighteen years old,
able to operate lawn-mowing machinery
and possess a valid Florida drivers
license. Must pass a drug and
background screen. Applications are
available at the Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to
5:00 PM. Open until filled. EOE


ASTALDI CONSTRUCTION
SEEKS EXP'D
Hydraulic Crane Operator
* Concrete Formwork Carpente
& Skilled Laborers
Water treatment plant exp. preferred.
Stuart area 772-463-6815/Aaron.
EOE/DFWP


-^ BIMBO, MARINELA, BARCEL ?
Seeks independent distributors with sales
exp for: Routes. in LaBelle, Clewiston,
Pahokee & Belle Glade. Bilingual
(English/Spanish)a plus. Fax resume
^ to: 305-445-2651 or call
305-445-2650


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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
Evening & Night Shifts
2 years or les experience $8/hr
Over 2 and less than 6 yrs $9/hr
6 or more years of experience $10/hr
Shift Differential & Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees

RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work
for out-of-town employees
RN NURSE MANAGER
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4on/3off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
LTC& Mgmt. experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees

Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
State Rated 4 Star Facility
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 1420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435



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GENEVA ANDREWS
ONLINE CHRISTIAN
BOOKSTORE
Bibles, books, tapes
DVD's, Rentals
Market Place
Gifts Certificates, etc.
www.qenevaandrews.
SpreadTheWord.com
(863)983-4156


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Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard
Call (813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave.,
Tamnpa FL 33607.








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


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



AUTO ACCIDENT NEED
A LAWYER? ALL Accident
& Injury Claims
*AUTOMOBILE *BIKE/
BOAT/BUS *ANIMAL
BITES *WORKERS' COM-
PENSATIONS
*WRONGFUL DEATH
*NURSING HOME INJU-
RIES A-A-A ATTORNEY
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24
HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.

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


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and millions of potential
customers. Place your
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Network. For $450 your ad
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Heather Mola, FL State-
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(866)742-1373, or e-mail
hmola@flpress.com for
more information. (Out of
State placement is. also
avail.) Visit us online at
www.florida-classifieds.com.



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



DI'S Country Primitives
Yankee Candles & Gifts
Wedding Planner
& Accessories
106 Bond Street
863-902-0949


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 10
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 5:,i.
Books & Magazines 5-5
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.-,i
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 57r,
Collectibles 575
Computer -Video 180i
Crafts Supplies 535
Cruises Vs0
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 315
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 'j30
Jewelry 635
Lamps-. Lights 6-4(
Luggage 6145
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 68.,0
Office Supplies,
Equipment 6r65
Pets Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbin9 Supplie> 6 C
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 6F0
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 701
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment -10
Television 'Radio ', 5
Tickets 72i
Tools 715
Toy 59 Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740


DISHWASHER- GE, used
only 6 times, excellent
condition, $45. (863)467-
9077.

GAS STOVE- full size, $80
or best offer. (863)946-
3376.

MEAT SAW Hobart stand
up. $995 or best offer
(561)992-4838

REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu',
white, $60, (863)675-
0104.


Showcase Cooer
$300
(561)992-4838


STOVE -Maytag Electric,
white, very seldom used,
$100, (863)612-0974.


L-\VVRENC\CE
IF woMoffm t 4eNVAM A
AUTO HOME MOBILE HOME BOATS
LIFE HEALTH
P /-IES'A c .' CC..% ,FFORD ...
Ei' rI'CE iOU ,"C.4.'"TRRLST'


ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT


We are looking for a highly motivated
self starting career oriented person that
enjoys working with people. great envi-
ronment, great hours, Great pay.
Bi-Lingual is a plus.
No experience necessary.
We will train the right person.
Please call (863)983-5121.


SECURICOR
Sago Palm Academy is a residential
correctional facility for juvenile sex offender.
Currently we are recruiting for the following positions:
Health Service
Administrator
Must have valid RN license
& Supervisory experience
Fax Resume: 561-924-9382
Call the HR Dept. @561-924-2210 Ext:303
DruQfree work place E.O.E.


LABOR (i$ FINDERS

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


Ask About

Friends of Animals
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W VentumrAve Clewiston, FL 33440
S45-3- S43- S4


Job
-information


STOVE- white, electric,
works fine $25,
(863)675-0104.

WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order. $100/both.
(863)675-4858


LADIES 3 SPD- Huffy, 26"
good cond, $25
(863)763-1997



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

Steel Arch Buildings!
Genuine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60,, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS -
EZ BUILD YOUR OWN
AISC Certification Office/
Warehouse Shop/Garage,
Arena/Barn, Hangers.
A plant near you!
Spec to spec will beat
any price or $205.
(800)993-4660,
www.universalsteel.com.




GALVANIZED STEEL "ROO-
FING- 28 sheets, used,
13'1X32"w, U haul, $150
(772)971-9474.
METAL ROOFING
SAVE $$$ Buy Direct From
Manufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.



WEDDING DRESS from Da-
vis Bridal. 22 Plus size.
$50. Call (863)983-8492.




DELL GX 100 w/win. xp,
Great for young person.
Kybrd., Monitor, Scanner.
$200 239-728-5227
GATEWAY TOWER w/win.
xp, many games. Keyboard,
mouse & monitor includ-
ed. $125 239-728-5227


BAR STOOLS (4) counter
height. $25. Call
(863)673-3822.

BLUE LEATHER- Couch,
loveseat & over stuffed
chair, fair condition, $150,
(772)971-9474.
BR SET, incl. dresser, nites-
tand, full size bed, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptistery,
steeple, windows, carpet?
Big Sale on new cushioned
pews and cushions for hard
pews. (800)231-8360.

COUCH & CHAIR,
Black Leather. $150
(863)946-3857 Lake Port

COlICH & LOVESEAT-
Black Lcadler,
$325.
(239)994-2305.
DAYBED WITH POPOUT-
Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152. ,
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
DINETTE SET Light wood,
6 chairs, $75. Good cond.
Call (863) 673-3822.

DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
Dining Room Table, w/4
chairs & 2 leaves, solid
wood, good cond., $275
neg. (863)357-2233
DINNING RM. TABLE & 6
Chairs, Light wood, Broy-
hill, Fontana. Like new!
$400. (863)763-4982
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
ENTERTAINMENT
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

AZYBOY SOFA/SLEEPER
& Ig rocker recliner, set,
blue/tan exc cond $200
neg 863-635-4690.


MATTRESS WATERBED-
King size, with individual
tubes,
$50, (863)612-0974.
SOFABED & MATCHING
CHAIR, neutral print, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110



GOLF CLUBS 30 vintage,
collectible assorted clubs.
$300. Call (863)946-3123.

GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $125. (863)946-3123.



Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good exercise bike.
(863)357-2233
HOSPITAL BED- Zippered
netting enclosure, good
cond, Asking $500,
(863)357-6825 .



CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 21/2 Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920




AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" W x
42"L, $50 for both will sell
separate. (863)763-1997.

KITCHEN CABINETS-
Mahogany, Formica,
Top and Bottom,
$150, (863)467-3645.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAR-
RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
(863)357-2549.


Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com



DRUM SET- 6pc, all wood
finish, excellent condition,
all accessories, $250 neg.
(239)410-8799 Iv msg.
GUITAR- Gibson Les Paul
Classic, w/leather case,
exc cond., $1700.
(863)228-4774.
GUITAR- Ovation Acoustic /
electric,w/hard case, exc
cond., $700. (863)228-
4774.



METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.




JACK RUSSELL terrier. Full
Blooded $250
(863)227-0049
day & night
TOY FOX TERRIER ($400)
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKC, shots, hith
cert. (863)983-6537.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



SEWING MACHINE
& CABINET
$150
(863)357-1078



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


AIR HOCKEY TABLE
$75
(863)675-0188


al 561-996-8080, ext. 22.


Pet Services


Insurance


lInsurance


Employment
Full T'i 205


onsicieracion.


Employment
Full Time


Vet S6rvices


BACKHOE Loader personal
use. must crank & work
make, model, yr.& looks
not an issue (863)983-
77"


Agriculture



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


HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tackle, Tamed, /4
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.



YARDMAN ZERO-TURN Ra-
dius 42" riding lawn mow-
er, runs good $950 or
trade (863)697-9704.


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 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 %0


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

1BR APARTMENT,
good location in
Belle Glade. $300/month.
Call 561-261-0169.


CLEWISTON, NORTH SIDE
apartments for rent,
unfurnished, no pets. Call
(863) 983-8973 Iv. msg.



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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 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



BUSINESS FOR SALE.
RV Dealership, 5 major lines
represented. Large RV,
parts & service depart-
ments. 9 Acre camp-
ground with 65 campsites
in beautiful Western North
Carolina. Living quarters
on property. Long-term
lease available. Owner
willing to train. Serious in-
quiries only, call
(828)231-8849.





3.34 Acre Industrial Prop-
erty, located in Belle
Glade. Contact Steve Roy-


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Luan
Walker

863-677-1010

LOCATION, LOCATION DIMONIE
3BD/21A OVER 3,000 LIVING SQ. FT.
@ $225,000
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79.9K


Brick Home 4BD/2BA on .47
of an .:I c [,nft rile
floor, Lt.. .ifl l nh,.:r, @
$194.5K

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16 Brand New Homes to be built
on Texas Ave., 3bd/2ba, CBS, 1,673
sq. ft., Special Financing pkges avail-
able $129.9K These will go fast!!!!l
Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
We Want Your Listings!!


Glenn
," Smith


863-983.3508


jSALE EDIN
Must See @ S324.9K
LakePort 34 acres!! Fenced/cross-
fenced.. 2 acre oak tree nursery. Too
much equipment to list. Rare find @
$20K per acre
Location Location! 3/2 on Del Monte
Ave. Hardwood Flooring, large kitchen.
Located on a comer lot. Must see @
S225k
6 Duplexes in Moore Haven 100%0
Occupancy, CBS construction, Great
investment opportunity at only $375K
Pasadena Ave 2/1 w/den Hardwood
SALE PENDING *
Pioneer Plantation 2/2 mn/h on 2.5
acres. Private and seduded. Fully fur-
nished and ready to move in @ 73K
Montura Ranch 3/2 m/h on 1.25 ac.
New Refrig & Dishwasher, 2 car
detached garage, fenced. S84.9K
Almost 1 acre Del Monte Ave. 3/2/2
CBS Home. Separate LR and FR.
Screened lanai w/ hot tub. Great location
@$225K
SR PENDING '.

Handyman Needed Fire dam-
aged home on lot for $15K


Teri
SRangel

863-228-1142

Gre -gy I e r, ]
Bring Us i Oiler'!r"
Seminole Manor 3/2. Many upgrades
& Improvements must see @ $74.9K
Deal Fell Through $96.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 1.25 acres in
Montura ranch Estates $96.9K
Reduced 4 Business Opportunity!!
Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
Location on HWY 27 $209.9K
Flaghole, Over an acre, Beautiful
3/2, fenced Like New @ $99.9K
),SALkPENDING
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A Must See! 3bd/2ba Beautiful
MH on almost 2 acres @ $109.9K
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Don't Miss Out! Northside
",, E ] ,.,PE PIN n,,
@ 139.9K
New Listing! Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Great Location Reduced@
$174.9K


Charmaine
Montgomery
Se Habla Espahol

A 863-697-0189

Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for $15K Only a few left.
Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekend retreat
this is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22
acres and carport @ $71.5K

S iIi n1., 5ll

8 lots in Moore Haven's
Washington Park Area @ $16.5K

E RENTE -!, : 0
Almost l(ft .sifof Hwy 80

New Listing! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dblwide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. Just bring your tooth-
brush! $89.9K
330+/- Acre Ranch!! Improved
fenced & cross fenced pasture. 2
mobile homes w/out buildings.
Beautiful @ $15K per acre


B Marshall
SBerner

863-228-3265

Montura Ranch Estates 1998
3bd/2ba, great closet space, on
beautiful 1.25acs by canal (@)
$76.5K
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully fur-
nished. Attached Workshop
w/Complete AC. Includes club-
house and pool accessibility.
Block away from river @
$143,000.00
Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MH,
Great for fixing up, includes
tool shed, don t miss out on
this unbelievable deal! @ $35K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem @ $54.9K
Montura 64 lptes 3 2 on
12 .r..3 ,,/I.UJ'_;--6..K


recent Onk ownhoes

New Construcion
2bd/2ba 1841 sq ft, w/garage
Only 3 Left!
Visit our website for
further details


Jeffrey
., Davis

J 863-228 2666

Water View! Moore Haven -
3bd/1.5ba, with 300ft. of
Caloosahatchee River view, Florida
room, lots of trees Going @ $280K
Let's Go Fishing! 3bd/2ba home in
Lake Port located on 1.75 acres with
lake access, a private boat ramp, boat
house with fish cleaning station, and
50x45 workshop that also includes a
lbd/lba mobile home and a RV hook
up all on the same property All of
this can be yours @ $417K
Entertain Tonight with this '95 MH,
3bd/2ba, hot. tub, tikd hut, 6ft chain
linked fenced, lots of trees, secluded,
partially furnished, French doors to
wet bar @Now Only110K

Walking distance to River Call Nowi
Construction has started!!! Over 10
models to choose from or w"illbuild to
suit
New isting! Moore Haven MH beauti-
fully located on 1.33 acres w/ in
ground pool, many add ons, fishing
pond, quiet neighborhood $120K
2 acres, tenant @$160K
New istig! MH in MRE @ $73K,
Tile throughout, New A/C, paved
road, fenced, 1.25 acres
2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
eled, pole barn, cal de sac in Moore
Haven $160K


863-677.1013

Montura Lots 1-2.5 acres Starting at
$19.9k
Look No Further We have
waterfront property in Moore
Haven on the Caloosahatchee
River for $155K
BEAUTIFUL 4/2 Mobile
Home on 1.09 Acre, Fenced @
$85.9K
New Construction 3/2
Montura barrel tile. Act now
& pick your flooring & appli-
ances @ $124.9K
Re."1 A 2,d '4-"a,


New Listing! 4bd/2ba, newly
renovated, in a great location
going @ $135K


63-83-93
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Do you have an older home?
Now is the Time for a New Home!!
First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TV!
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
CBS Construction 3 Bedrooms
o Single Car Garage 2 Full Baths
o Appliance Package 1673 Total Sq. Ft.
Lighting Package Flooring Package
78x1 10 Lot Size Located on Texas Ave.
K rit enn Si Reserve Your
.-,,'. Home & Lot
loi.,.14i41 Now!!


DICK FOREMAN
MORTGAGE WARRIOR
(561)712-9777
PAGER (561)533-2244


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
Se Habla Espafiol
Port LaBelle
All New CBS Construction
5 NEW SPEC HOMES
(to be completed Dec 2004)
HOME PACKAGES
STARTING AT $152,000!




















New Homes Resales Lots
***Special Finance Programs***
Call Debbi Hendricks for
FREE Prequalification
239-541-3210
Kathy Hutchins
Lie. Real Estate Broker
Office: 863-612-0551
Fax: 863-612-0553
Visit our website at:
CentralFloridaLandSales.com


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Moore Haven River Gardens

Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change


SCall Jeffery
(IS63)2q,2,666

* CBS Construction
* Single/Two Car Garage
* Appliance Package
* Flooring Package


Reserve Your
Home & Lot
Now!!

3 or 2 Bedrooms
2 Full Baths
Lighting Package


* Many Models to Choose From
* Walking Distance To River


EARNS .-AL

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ANw Construc loa on
Bayberry Loop
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
Luxurious Upgrades
Call for Details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures -Call for Details
* 3BR,1BA, FmRm, Zoned Com.
$115,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH, Many Extras
Reduced to $85,000
* 3BR, 2BA, $180,000
*New Listing: Lrg. 3BR, 2BA,
2 Story Home on 10 Wooded Acres
$214,900
* New construction on Bayberry
Loop, 4 BR, 2BA, Many Upgrades
$260,000
*4BR, 3BA, CBS w/pool in Ridgeview
$225,000
MONTURA
*2BR, 1 2BA,MHon 1.25Ac. $45,000
*3BR, 2BA, on 1.09 Ac.
Reduced to $60,000
*2BR, 2BA, MH on 1.25 Ac. $65,000
S3BR, 2BA on 1.25 Ac. $65,000
S3BR, 2BA, MH on 2.5 Ac. w/pole barn
$72.000.


Canal Front
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
w/ Pool, Exercise Room,
Completely Remodeled
OFFERED AT $369,900
MOORE HAVEN
Duplex w/efficiency Owner anxious
$115,000
* Riverfront w/access, 3BR, 2BA
$275,000
LAKEPORT
* 2BR, 1BAwl Boat House,
Lake Access $130,000
*3BR, 2BA DBLWD on wftd lot
Reduced to $69,900
* Waterfront, 2BR,2BA $169,900
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Farm Land Available Call for Details
* Home Lot ready to build, MississippiAve
Owner needs b sell, Asking $8,006
* Montura Lots Cal for Details
COMMERCIAL
* Lg. CommerdalLot, $20,000
Office & Retail Space available in
Shopping Center Call for Details.
* Lrg. Bldg w/high traffic $129,000


*,40 Years Experience
Li. tNt[, & lNWtRiD -PiRE-SAor INSPECTION


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I1-888 -556- 4637


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Cleiston


CALL

863-983-8590


LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770


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ANN DYESS FAYEKELTING REBECCASANTANA LAURA SMITH KATHYGARCIA
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Lot w/ trees $26,500 5 Lots Zoned Multi-Family
3BR, 2Ba, Ridgdill $67,500 $250,000
8 Lots Zoned Ri-B
4BR, 3BA, wood deck, 8250,000
10x20 shed $79,900 10 Lots Zoned Commnercial
3BBel;leG e$250,000
3Bfso5/00e Belle Glade Grocery
3BR, 2BA, New Kitchen Store $130,000
$89,900 Commercial Building
Corner of WC Owens
MONTURA & Margaret St. 2,109
sq. ft. $129,000
Si:i 5 $75,000 -.
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$87,500 US 27 with Building
.Moore Haven Yacht Club $215,000
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AFFORDABLE PRICES

Starting in the $80's

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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.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classifleds.


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.



Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!
How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classilfeds.


HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR
and Buffalo in Missouri
until 3/15/05. Guaranteed
Hunting License,
Only $5.00. Our policy
NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates,
Call (314)894-3776.

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ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River lots. Paved
roads, clubhouse & more.
NEW RELEASE! POSSIBLE
$5K DISCOUNT! Bear Riv-
er Community Call
(866)411-5263

Shop here first!
The classified ads.


DOUBLE YOUR
INVESTMENT
IN ONE YEAR
144 Builders lots/30 re-
maining in Moore
Haven next to the riv-
er. Builders/Investors
dream. 10 CBS
Homes currently un-
der construction. Pre-
construction dis-
counts. Lots start at
$16,999. Buy before
next price increase.
(954)605-6407

One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fleds.


Highlands County
Sebring/ Spring Lake
10 acre parcels
directly on Hwy 98
from $195,000.

Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
1-800-466-1930.
For this & other proper-
ties www.jacobson
auction.comr

*LAND FOR SALE*
7.28 Acres in
Palm Beach County.
Call 239-657-5654
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.


BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 & older RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764

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helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people


LOTS STARTING @
$39,000 with deeded boat
slip in exclusive waterfront
community on South Car-
olina Lake. Featuring club-
house, pool, tennis, mari-
na, nature trails, putting
green. Great financing
Harbour Watch. (800)805-
9997.
www.lakemurrayliving.com.



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB111 AU 237
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.


COSTA RICA, 1 acre parcels
can be subdivided into 4
1/4 acre lots. Beautiful
Central Pacific views,
Roads, Water, Elec.
$19,500 acre. (800)861-
5677.

Mountain Golf Homesites!
Prestigious comrr
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.
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your used items in the
classified.


Mobile Homes



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Mobile Home Parts 2010
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2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
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863-983-8106
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Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106




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983-4663
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New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106

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


Recreation


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



BASS BOAT '86:
Approx. 18'
Motor & Trailer.
$2500 (239)784-9118

FIBERGLASS- 14', electric
start, 30hp, $950,
(863)763-8352 Leave
message.

Glasstream, '86, inboard,
outboard, 16 ft., $3000
or best offer
(863)634-7108

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com

SKEETER BASS BOAT, '86-
$3500. (863)675-1570.


DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6988
863-357-2633 after 5 pm




TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 401b., Bow mount,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.
TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 40lb., Power Drive,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.




BOAT MOTOR- 7.5 Mercu-
ry, good condition, $350,
(863)763-3120.


SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
2700 Miles, Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897

Suzuki Intruder, '98, fully
dressed, exc. cond.,
$6500. (863)467-9766 aft
6 pm
YAMAHA VIRAGO
1997, 535cc, exc cond,
kept inside, $2500,
(863)946-0307.


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 1030
Four Wheel Drive 40-?5
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 1050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK REGAL-
'86, runs good,$800,
(239)348-9399.


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994,
8 Passenger, V6, Auto.,
A/C, C/D. Good cond.
$3000. 863-467-1530
DODGE RAM-
'86, 4X4, runs good,
$1500,
(239)348-9399.
FORD CROWN VICTORIAN
1997, Excellent condition.
Auto, power windows.
$5,500 863-946-1382.
FORD F250- '85, Diesel,
4x4, runs good, $2200 or
trade, has gooseneck
hook up (863)697-9704.
FORD SHO-'97, Black, 4dr,
V8, auto, A/C, CD, runs
great, $8500, or best offer,
(863)634-1181.
FORD TAURUS SE, '03-
white, gray inter, all pow-
er, AC, new tires, $8900
neg. (786)486-3474.
FUTON BUNK BED-
Like new, moving
must sell, $125.
(863)675-8305.
ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052.

KIA SEPHIA-
'96, Runs, needs
work, $500.
(863)675-6180.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad(anewszan.com


Ford Bronco '89, white, 5.8
litre, auto, 4 whl dr. runs
great, $3500. (863)357-
2816


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CHEV S10. '93- has been
wrecked, good engine,
good tires, $200
(863)675-1570.


CHEVY SILVERADO, '01,
74k mi., $2000 down,
takeover payments.
(863)763-5147


F150 '79 Wrecked, for
parts, rebuilt 302, Edel
Brock carb & headers,
auto, $400 863-675-8305


FORD F150, '00- 6 cyl, cold
AC, am-fm stereo, runs
exc. ext cab avail, $5900.
(786)486-3474.



VEHICLES FOR SALE
South Florida Conservancy
District will accept sealed
bids until 5:00 P.M. Tues-
day January 25, 2005 for
-nri luloIwing vehicles:

One (1) 2002 Ford Explorer
One (1) 1999 Ford F-150

Bidding instructions and in-
formation on vehicles
available at SFCD's office
located at 2832 N Main
Street (U.S. Highway 441)
Belle Glade, Florida, Mon-
day thru Friday 8:00 A.M.
to 5:00P.M. (phone 996-
2940).



CAR HAULER Open Trailer
w/dual axle 16-6. $1000
(863)983-6639


CHEVY ASTRO
VAN 1999
4.3 L, V6, Seats 8,
All Pwr., Cold A/C,
FM/Cass. Towing pckg.
Runs great. 188 K. &
FORD WINDSTAR
LX 1996,
115 K, 3.8 L, 6 cyl.,
$2,799.
6110 W. US. Hwy. 27,
Clewiston. 5 mis.
N. of Wal-Mart.
305-494-3219
305-613-4480

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used items by selling them
in the classitieds. .


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JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$800 863-673-0920.


Club Car, 1998, electric, re-
conditioned, 48v w/
charger. $1595.(863)675-
1472


Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472



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



CAPRICE WAGON- '89, w/
350 Olds V8 (not 307), re-
built auto trans $800 will
separate, (863)467-8856.


Dodge truck topper, '98, for
long bed truck, red, $500
firm. (863)467-9766 aft
6pm


FORD BRONCO-
'79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.


TOW BAR- For Ford Ranger
truck, $30, neg.,
(863)467-5467. Ask for
ob or Lv msg.


TOW BARS- Reese tow bar,
$30, neg., (863)467-5467
Ask for Bob or Lv msg.




'94 CHEVY S-10,
4.3L, A/C, Runs good,
$1500,
(863)357-6825


CHEV PU, '1945- $2500.
(863)675-1570.


545829 CGS 1/13,20/05


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: TONY MASILOTTI, Chairman


HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
APPOINTEES NEEDED
The Health Care District Board is seeking one individual Interested in a
two-year term appointment to its Western County Health Care Advisory
Committee. This committee assists the District Board with allocation of
funding to support health care related programs in the area west of 20
mile bend in Palm Beach County. Appointee should be a City of Belle
Glade or Pahokee resident and have three years background In at least on
of the following areas: health care and/or social services delivery; health
care/hospital administration; public health. All applications must be re-
ceived by close of business on January 31, 2005. For more information
or to receive and application for committee appointment, please contact
Liz Hemandez-Cayson at (561) 996-0129.
545581 CGS 1/13/05


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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 01/25/05
SUBJECT AREA: The proposed rule updates and conforms statutory cita-
tions in current Rules to correspond to the statutory citations in the floida
K-20 Education Code.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF RULE. The proposed rule updates and con-
forms statutory citations in current Rules to correspondto the statutory
citations in the floida K-20 Education Code.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 120.5536, 120.54, 120.81,
1001.41(2), 1001.43.s.
SPECIFIC LAW IMPLEMENTED: 120.74, F.S
FULL TEXT: A copy of the Rule and Schedule 1 is available at no charge
at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for sick
leave for administrative and educational support employees.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed rule will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the
costs of printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board
Meeting Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 25, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes o wishes to provide the School Board with infor-
mation regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to pro-
vide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writ-
ing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
S Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed
rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to
the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication
of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the
public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Bard, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportu-
nity to present evidence and argument on the issues under considera-
tion.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public
records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by
request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be ju-
dicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
S863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida
3935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop.
542537 CGS 12/30/04, 1/06/05, 1/13/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE IF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN; DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTS) IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant toa Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court
of Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south
entrance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Fl 33471,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 20 day of January 2005. Dated this 27 day of De-
cember, 2004.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Censuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, F 33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice.p If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
543990 CGS 1/06, 13/2005



West County Courthouse Art and Amenities Project
CALL TO ARTISTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Submittal material consisting of an application and qualification docu-
ments will be received by the Palm Beach County Board of County Conm-
missioners until 4:00 P.M. E.S.T. on Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Palm
Beach County Facilities Development and Operations Department, 3200
Belvedere Road, Bldg. 1169, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Submittal ma-
terial received by this time will be opened immediately after.
Project Title: West County Courthouse Art and Amenities Project
Project Location: 38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
The Call to Artists is seeking proposals from eligible artists or artist-led
teams for a total commission of $40,000.
To qualify, artists) must be 18 years old at time of application and a resi-
dent of Palm Beach County. Preference will be given to Artists who also:
a) are permanent residents of Palm Beach County west of 20-Mile Bend;
(b) have been born and raised through age 16 in Palm Beach County
west of 20-Mile Bend; (c) demonstrate ability to involve community in
projects.
Artists are invited to attend a non-mandatory, pro-proposal site inspec-
tion on Saturday, February 5, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Palm Beach
County West County Courthouse, 38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL
33430. Attendance is recommended and encouraged. To RSVP call 561-
233-0235 by February 3, 2005 4:00 p.m.
Obtain the complete Call to Artists 1) from the County's Art in Public
Places website www.pbcQov com/fdo/art 2) in person at 3200 Belve-
dere Road, Bldg. 1169, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 3) by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope ($1.00) to the address above.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any pro-
posal irregularities, informalities, or technical deficiencies and to reject
any and all proposals.
ATTEST:
SHARON R. BOCK, CLERK AND
COMPTROLLER


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meetin of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7
m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
ontura Ranch Estates, State
Road 833, Clewiston, Florida. The
purpose os this meeting is to trans-
act any and all business which may
come before the Board. If a person
decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of supervisors with re-
spect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing here-
in referred he or she may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based.
543135 CGS 1/13 20/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Housing Authority of theCity of
Belle Glade will accept bids for the
re-roofino of forty-five (45) build-
ings. 11 'i, i -d specifications
may be obtained at the Authority's
Administration Office in Osceola
Center, 1204 NW Avenue L Ter-
race, Belle Glade, FL.
All bids should be sealed and clearly
marked and must be delivered to
the Authority's Office no later than
12:00 noon on Tuesday, January
18, 2005.
The Housing Authority of the City of
Belle Glade reserves the right to re-
ect any or all bids and to waive any
Irregularities therein.
546531 CGS 1/13/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
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 January 17, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1986 Chevrolet BLK. 2-Door
Vin #1G1YY078865122165
544052 CGS 1/06,13/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALMA WOOD MACKEY SAXON,
Deceased
File No.: 2204-120-CP
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Alma Wood Mackey Saxon, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
June 17, 2004, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 25 East Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33935. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
Al creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, 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 January
2005.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Douglas L. Rankin
Attorney for Kenneth Warren
Florida Bar No. 365068
2335 Tamiami Trail N. Ste. 308
Naples, FL 34103
Telephone: (239) 262-0061
KENNETH WARREN
97 W. Corkscrew Boulevard
Clewiston, FL 33440
544767 CGS 1/6,13/05
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is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classifieds.


Public Notices


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DISTRICT COURT
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
Case No. P52702
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Matter of the Estate of
JOHN E. KOHAN,
Deceased,
Notice is gereby given that the undersigned has been appointed and qual-
ified by the aboce-entitled Court on September 10, 2004, as personal
representative of the estate of John E Kohan, deceased. All creditors ha-
veing claims against the estate are required to file their claims, with sup-
porting documentation attached, with the clerk of the court, at the Clark
County Courthouse, 200 S. Third Street, Las Vegas, Nevada within 60
days after the mailing of the first publication of this Notice.
DATED this 12 day of October, 2004.
Gary Spencer
3016 Pier Harbor Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Submitted By:
BULLIVANT HOUSE BAILEY PC
Anne H. Wellborn, Nevada Bar No. 8719
3980 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 550
Las Vegas, NV 89109
T,-'.lphnne, 702-650-6565
:, :,I: 702-650-2995
Attomeyos for Gary Spencer
In The Matter Of The Estate Of
John E. Kohan
546354 CGS 01/13, 20, 27/05


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

Notice is hereby given tthe City of Belle Glade, Florida, General Elec-
tion will be held on March 8, 2005, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and
7:00 p.m. forthe purpose of electing two commissioners, each for a term
of three (3) years. There will be one commissioner elected representing
Seat "A", and one commissioner elected representing Seat "B". Candi-
dates must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle Glade.
The first day for filing as a c.) i ] I ..,,r.-: .. ,,-,,,,- .,- .11N i-j i ,, i
25, 2005, beginning at noon, an tiri ilidil uay loi iiiing will De uruary
8, 2005, at noon. Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at
City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida,
during regular office hours until said date and time. Each candidate shall
be voted upon by the electorate at large.
Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028 and 6030
are qualified to vote in this election. To qualify as a registered voter for
this General Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Su-
pervisor of Elections by February 7, 2005.
In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the
particular office that such candidate seeks in this particular election, a
Run-Off Election shall be held on March 22, 2005, between the two can-
didates who receive the largest number of votes for that particular
seat.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
545035 CGS 01/06, 13/05



PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. is soliciting
proposals for Adult services and activities funded through the Workforce
Investment Act (WIA) in Region 24 for the period of July 1, 2005 through
June 30, 2006. Region 24 is comprised of Charlotte, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, and Lee Counties.
Those interested in submitting a proposal for consideration for the com-
ponent listed above may call the Workforce Development Board at (239)
992-8000 or toll free at 1-866-992-8463 to obtain a copy of the Request
for Proposal (RFP) package. Please note: Public Notices for other servic-
es/programs are being advertised separately and have different dead-
lines. Minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses, and faith-
based organizations are encouraged to apply. The procurement timetable
for the Adult component is as follows:
February 2, 2005, 8:00am Adult RFPs available
February 18, 2005, 3:30pm 5:00pm Adult Bidders'
Conference
March 4, 2005, 4:30pm Adult Letters of Intent to Propose due
March 17, 2005, 4:30pm Adult Proposals due
April 13, 2005, 3:30pm 5:00pm Review Panel meets to
discuss and make recommendations for the Adult component
April 27, 2005, 9:30am 11:30am Program and Planning
Committee Meeting
May 11, 2005, 3:30pm Board Meeting
542764 CGS 1/13/05

NOTICE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT SALE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Bids are requested for the following piece of equipment, which has been
declared surplus by Central County Water Control District.
Air Compressor
This equipment will be sold "as is, where is" to the highest bidder.
Bids should be placed in a sealed envelope marked "Equipment Bid and
mailed or delivered to the District office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street,
Clewiston, FL 33440. Bids must be received by 5:00 pm on January 25,
2005. Payment is due within five days of notice of bid award.
Additional information and arrangements to inspect the equipment may
be made in writing to the above address or by calling (863) 983-5797,
Monday through Thursday, 7am to 5pm.
541969 CGS 1/6,13/05


Public Notice 51WS5
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF MEETING
GERBER GROVES WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
A meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of Gerber Groves Water Control
District will be held atthe Barron Li-
brary, 461 North Main Street, La-
Belle, Florida, on Friday, January
21, 2005 at 10:15 A.M.
The purpose of the meeting is to con-
duct routine business.
Bryan Beer, Chairman
546716 CB/CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing.
Authority of the City of Belle Glade
announce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled for 5:00 P.M.
on January18, 2005 at the Admin-
istration Office in Osceola Center,
1204 NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle
Glade, FL.
546022 CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF PAHOKEE
BOARD VACANCIES
The City of Pahokee has vacancies
on the following City Boards:
Economic Development Board
Community Relations Board
If you are interested in serving on ei-
ther of these Boards, please con-
tact the City Clerk at (561) 924-
5534 ext 28 or stop by the City
Clerk's Office at 171 North Lake
Avenue to pick up an application.
546837 CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF PAHOKEE
MEETING CONCERNING THE
RECONSTRUCTION OF
HIGHWAY 441
The Cities of Pahokee, Belle Glade,
and South Bay, and invited guest
Senator David Aronberg, will meet
in the Pahokee Commission Cham-
bers at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday Jan-
uary 20, 2005 to discuss the re-
construction of Highway 441. The
public is encouraged to attend. For
information, please contact the City
Clerk at (561) 924-5534 ext 28.
546831 CGS 1/13/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Housing Authority of the City of
Belle Glade will accept bids for the
rehabilitation of a fire damaged
4.1i. All details and specifica-
b,., ; be obtained at the Au-
thority's Administration Office in
Osceola Center, 1204 NW Avenue
L Terrace, Belle Glade, FL.
All bids should be sealed and clearly
marked and must be delivered to
the Authority's Office no later than
12:00 noon on Tuesday, January
18, 2005.
The Housing Authority of the City of
Belle Glade reserves the right to re-
ject any or all bids and to waive any
irregularties therein.
546543 CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The monthly meeting of the Board of
Supervisors of the Flaghole Drain-
Sage District has been scheduled for
Thursday, January 20, 2005 at
4:45 PM 1 ,r,-,',,: .. ,, ,,-ii
at H illiard .,:,- .. :
Flaghole Road, Hendry County,
Florida
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Flaghole Drainage District
546676 CGS 1/13/05



PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly
meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of the Sugarland Drainage Dis-
trict has been scheduled for Thurs-
day, January 20, 2005, 5:15PM.
The meeting will be held at Hilliard
Brothers Office on 5500 Flaghole
Road, Hendry C ,.,,r C ,,,i,
,, ,,: 1 ,h l i
Supervisor
Sugarland Drainage District
546704 CGS 1/13,19/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly
meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of the Hendry-Hilliard Water
Control District has been sched-
uled for.Thursday, January 20,
2005, 5:30PM. The meeting will be
held at Hilliard Brothers Office on
5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry
County, Florida.
Joe Martin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugarland Drainage District
546711 CGS 1/13,19/05

PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on Janu-
ary 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863)
675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX.SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by:
Jackie Blakey, D-9
TV, Dressers,
Misc. Household Items
Armandina Flores, J-50
Misc. Items
Valorie Lindsey, D-11
TV, Computer, Dressers,
Misc. Items
David Bryant, L-45, L-45
TV, Washer, Misc. Items
545861 CGS 1/13,20/05


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Looking back ...

This photo from the Florida Archives shows the river steamboat Rosadele at Micco Bluff on the Kissimee River some-
time around 1910-1920.


Courtesy photo
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee performs the official pro-
motion ceremony of Sgt. Carl Hilgenburg. Sgt. Hilgenburg is
an 18-year veteran of law enforcement.


Carl Hilgenburg promoted

Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie a SMSGT with the Unites States Air-
Lee is pleased to announce the force also served in an airborne
recent promotion of Deputy Carl division as a paratrooper. Sgt.
Hilgenburg to the rank of Sergeant. Hilgenburg will be assigned to the
Carl is an 18-year veteran to law east district road patrol division, pri-
enforcement, and employed with marily in the Clewiston, Montura,
this agency since 1999. Hilgenburg, and Flaghole area.


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETINGS
OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Flaghole Drainage District, and in
accordance with Chapter 298, Flor-
ida Statutes 1941, and law amen-
datory thereto, the Annual Meeting
of Landowners of Flaghole Drain-
age District, for the year 2004, will
be held at the office of Hiliard
Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500
Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida
on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at
4:30 P.M., for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business
as may properly come before the
meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that,
if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Flaghole
Drainage District of Supervisors,
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, he will need a
record of the proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedingsis made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Board of Supervisors
Flaghole Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President
546662 CGS 1/12,19/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Sugarland Drainage District, and
in accordance with Chapter 298,
Florida Statutes 1941, and law am-
dendatory thereto, the Annual
Meeting of Landowners of Sugar-
land ,. j,,, ;.i. -,. for the year
2004 .,ii L.- i.. ii the office of
Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd.,
5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston,
Florida on Thursday, January 20,
2005 at 5:00 P.M., for the purpose
of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business
as may properly come before the
meeting.
,. i,..,.-l, this notice advises that,
i i j:,,,:,:,- decides to appeal any
decision made by the Sugarland
Drainage District Board of Super-
visors, with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings
and that, for such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Sugarland Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President
546694 CGS 1/13,20/05



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Airstrip
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Ward said, adding that it was
his understanding that the facility
is operated by a club and is not a
commercial facility.
Ms. Dellar said she had no
complaints when the airstrip
operated as a club.
K.G. Albee, who has owned
the airstrip for 21 years and oper-


ated the skydiving club since
1993, said planes do fly over Ms.
Dellar's house, normally at 400-
500 feet, usually idling and mak-
ing less noise than the traffic on
Fernwood Avenue. When planes
take off, he said, they fly east at
10,000 feet and are radar con-
trolled from Fort Myers.
"It. brings a lot of people into
Glades County from all over the
world," Mr. Albee said. "It's a
good thing."


Commissioner Paul Beck, after
reviewing a newspaper article
concerning the airstrip, asked Mr.
Albee to provide the board with a
copy of the club's rules, noting
that while it lists the prices for tan-
dem jumps, the article made no
mention of a club. In response to
a question from Commissioner
Russell Echols, Mr. Albee said
potential club members pay $150
for their first jump as well as
membership fees. He estimated


that 10-14 members participate a
week, mostly on weekends.
Commissioner Ward noted
that some of the air traffic may be
coming from other airstrips and
not the one in Muse.
John Lowe of Lowe's Aircraft
at the LaBelle airport emphasized
the importance of private airstrips
in the county.
"It's important to have oppor-
tunities for people to jump in the
county and not be mixing people


with airplanes," Mr. Lowe said,
adding that jump spots in sparsely
populated areas are important.
"Most airports are fenced off, and
you can't even get out and see an
airplane or touch one."
Muse resident Betty Wornall,
who lives on the corner of Cres-
cent Acres and Howard Road said
skydivers looking for the airport
often stop at her home, because
she has a sign promoting the facil-
ity on her fence.


"Last year, a Piper Cub
zoomed down and a 14-year-old
girl who was riding a horse land-
ed in the fence and we took her to
the hospital," Ms. Wornall said.
"That airstrip is way too short for
a Piper Cub and if his club mem-
bers have no sense of what
they're doing, he better instruct
them."
The commission is expected
to reconsider the issue at their
February day meeting, Feb. 8.


Goodwill
Continued From Page 1
Port Charlotte because of the hur-
ricanes. We're consolidating with
some of the larger stores," Ms.
Johnson said. We realize there's a
need in Moore Haven for low
price clothing and everything we
offer there. We want the commu-
nity to be aware that we're very
sad that we may have to leave.
We tried to figure out a way to
stay, but we were unsuccessful."
For Glades County customers
who patronize the Moore Haven


Scouts
Continued From Page 1
meeting is scheduled from 9-11
a.m. at the JJ Wiggins Youth Cen-
ter in Moore Haven. In addition to
participating in games, crafts and
other activities, the pack will re-
charter at the meeting.
The theme for March is
"Invention Convention." The


Glance
Continued From Page 1
diabetes (the AlC test, Blood Pres-
sure, and Cholesterol.) All diabet-
ics, long term or newly diagnosed
are welcome.
Glades County
Historical Society
The Glades County Historical
Society's first meeting of the New
Year will be held Thursday, Jan. 13,
at 7 p.m. President Anne Deuschle
will report on the society's new
state grant application, which is
under consideration in Tallahas-
see. Refreshments will be served.
Washington Park
Pageant
The Washington Park Pageant
Committees are getting ready for
their 2005 pageant. Anyone inter-
ested in participating in this year's
youth pageant for ages 5-18 may
pick up an application from Pat
Brown, Sharon Smith or Felicia
Brown. All applications must be
returned by Jan. 17.
Winter Extravaganza
Mark your calendar for Winter
Extravaganza IV on Saturday, Jan.
22, from 4-7 p.m. at the historic
Hendry House in LaBelle. Senior
Connections and United Way of
Hendry & Glades Counties present
this popular charity event featuring
the arts. This year, Matlacha artist
Judy Smith is the special guest. Ms.
Smith's paintings have won
numerous awards and have been
exhibited in major juried shows in
New York, Los Angeles and else-
where. The Matlacha woman's art
is on display in exhibitions at Art
House and The Arts for ACT
Gallery. Tickets for the event are
$50 each, and business sponsor-
ships are still available starting at
$250. Call 675-1446 for ticket or
event information.
Waste collection
Household hazardous waste
and electronic waste collection is
free for Glades County Feb. 12 from
8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at the Doyle
Conner Building in Moore Haven.
For information, call (863) 675-
0124. No business waste will be
accepted. How to transport your
waste: Leave products in their orig-


store, Ms. Johnson notes the
agency operates a store in
LaBelle, which is only 10 miles
away, as well as the Clewiston
store, 15 miles away.
Ms. Angelica said the rental fee
is consistent with that charged by
other property owners in Moore
Haven, and is necessary to offset
the mortgage payments and other
expenses associated with main-
taining the mini-mall. She notes
that she had just replaced the roof
on the building, when it sustained
hurricane damage, which
remains to be repaired.
Glades County Economic
Development Council member


Scouts will participate in a Car
Wash fundraiser, March 19 from 8
a.m. to noon at Beck's Food Store
in Moore Haven then enjoy a Pic-
nic Lunch/Meeting from noon to
1:30 p.m. at City Park.
The theme for April is
"Waterways of the USA. The
Scouts will meet April 2, from 9-11
a.m. at the JJ Youth Center to
enjoy games, crafts and other
activities. April 30 May 1, the
Scouts will enjoy a Family Cam-


final containers. Do not mix differ-
ent or unknown materials together.
Label or leave labels on all contain-
ers, check containers for leakage,
transport in a study box, do not eat,
drink or smoke while handling or
transporting. Accepted electronics:
End of life electronics; computer,
monitors, keyboards, terminals,
T.V; stereos, printers, fax, VCR,
DVD players, video cameras, game
consoles, wireless devises.
Five free
Crapemyrtle trees
Five free Crapemyrtle trees will
be given to each person who joins
The National Arbor Day Founda-
tion during January. The trees will
be shipped postpaid at the right
time for planting between Feb. 1
and May 31 with enclosed planting
instructions. The six to 12-inch
trees are guaranteed to grow or
they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscrip-
tion to the' foundations bimonthly
publications: Arbor Day, and the
Tree Book. To receive the trees,
send a $10 membership contribu-
tion to Five Crapemyrtles, National
Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410,
by Jan. 31. Or go online at Arbor-
day.org.
Post disaster help for
older adults
Senior Connections Elder Out-
reach Project ended Dec. 31, but
elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of this past summer can
still call the agency at its office loca-
tions in LaBelle (675-1446), Clewis-
ton (983-7088) and Moore Haven
(946-1821). In partnership with
United Way and Senior Solutions
(an area agency on aging) disaster
funds are still available to help
older adults who continue to need
assistance with such issues as roof
repair, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Senior Connec-
tions case managers can help the
older adult find a resource for the
problems they are experiencing.
Special Election of
Offices
Special Election of Offices will
take place, Saturday, Feb. 5, 10
a.m., at VFW Post 9528, in Buck-
head Ridge.


Shannon Hall said the EDC hopes
to find a property owner who
would work with Goodwill to
keep the store in Moore Haven.
"We need those jobs and we
have a lot of low income people
in Moore Haven who need to
shop there," said Ms. Hall, who
describes herself as,~an avid
"junker" who frequentlyvisits the
store in search of bargains.
Anyone with a commercial
building for rent is urged to con-
tact Glades County Economic
Development Director Peggy Bar-
ton at (863) 946-0300 for more
information.


pout at Koreshan State Park in
Estero, where they will go canoe-
ing on the Estero River.
In May, the theme is "Pet
Pals." The Cub Scouts of Moore
Haven Pack 950 are tentatively
slated to participate in the
Pinewood Derby and Scout Show
in Okeechobee May 6. The pack
will meet May 21, for their regular
monthly meeting and the Blue
Gold Banquet from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Moore Haven City Park.


Flu shot clinic set
The Glades County Health
Department has flu shots, available
from 1-3 p.m. daily, by appoint-
ment only. Call 946-0707 ext. 214.
Must meet CDC criteria.
Highwaymen
calendars for sale
The Glades County Public
Library still has a few Highwaymen
calendars for sale. Each month has
a different picture painted by noted
Highwaymen artist R. L. Lewis of
the original Highwaymen. Calen-
dars are $15 each with proceeds
going into the building fund. These
make great gifts.
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
are able to volunteer one hour or
more a week between 8 a.m. and 2
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.
MHES now online
You can now visit Moore Haven
Elementary School online. Check
out their Web site at www.moore-
havenelementary.com. You can
see the latest school news, check
out links to great resources for par-
ents and students, and keep in con-
tact with your child's teacher.
Mentors needed
West Glades School needs you.
Do you have one hour a week to
spend with a student? Some stu-
dents are struggling in math, read-
ing, or just need some extra atten-
tion from a caring adult who will
listen. If you are able to volunteer
one hour or more, from 8:15 a.m.-
2:30 p.m., please call Billy Marchal
at West Glades School at (863) 675-
3490.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School is now available
in the elementary school office. If
you would like a copy of the


Land
Continued From Page 1
the renovation list, which
includes approximately 10-20
other departments.
"It's been on that list for six or
seven years, and if we try to get a
new building, we'll be moved to
the bottom of that list," Mr.
Echols said.
The commissioner said he
would meet with District 77 State
Representative Denise Grimms-
ley and State Senator Dave Aron-
berg at 3 p.m. for a tour of the
existing facility, in hopes that suf-
ficient political clout, coupled
with a commitment from the
county to donate the land,
would move the project up on
the new buildings list.
Commissioner -Paul Beck
noted that the health department
also serves as the county's only
special needs shelter during hur-
ricane evacuations.
Ms. Dobbins said only six
Glades County special needs
clients can stay in the existing


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, Saturday nights at 7 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal
cost.
Big 0 Birding Festival
Plans are underway for the
2005 Big 0 Birding Festival to be
held Jan. 28-30, at the Doyle Con-*
ner Building in Moore Haven. This
festival is a joint venture of Glades
Economic Development Council,
Hendry, and Okeechobee Coun-
ties to bring birders and other visi-
tors together' for a weekend of
outdoor fun. Volunteers are wel-

comed to help with' the planning
and set up of the festival. Call
Peggy Barton at (863) 946-0300.
To be a vendor, please call Nita
Choban at (863) 983-8619. Visit
the Web site www.bigbirdingfes-
tival.com.


facility during an evacuation,
while the remaining nine or so
patients are served by nursing
homes and the hospital in
Hendry County.
While patients on dialysis and
those who are immune-sup-
pressed would likely still be
housed elsewhere, if a new facil-
ity were built, the existing need
is greater than can be served in


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the building, which although it
has a ramp for the wheelchair
bound, cannot accommodate
powered wheelchairs inside the
clinic.
Ms. Dobbins noted that the
clinic is also seeing an average of
20 new clients a month, and the
need for primary care services is
likely to continue to grow with
the county.


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