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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: October 20, 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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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, October 20, 2005 Volume 79, Number 18


At a Glance

Fall festival
Palmdale Baptist Church
will host it's fall festival Oct. 29
at 5:30 p.m. Chili and desert
,contests. Children's games,
special music and good fellow-
ship. We hope to see you there!

Kids are for
the birds
The Big "0" Birding Festival
Committee is planning some-
thing new this year, a "Kids are
for the Birds" activity day in Tom
Perry Memorial Park in Moore
Haven. Build birdhouses, learn
about Florida's 15 species of
bats, what flowers you should
plant to attract native birds and
butterflies, and more. Volun-
teers are needed to supervise-
activities and vendors are wel-
come. For more information
call (863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.

Volunteers
needed
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-.
Hendry County Big "0" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday-Sun-
day, Jan. 27-29 at the Doyle Con-
ner Building in Moore Haven.
Volunteers are needed to install
signage, help set up tables, man
registration booths and serve as
ambassadors for gloriously nat-
ural Glades County and Ameri-
ca's Sweetest Town. For more
information call (863) 946-0300
or e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com.

Big 0 birding
festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big 0 Birding Festival to
be held Friday-Sunday, Jan.
27-29 at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven, with
tours in Glades and Hendry
Counties. This festival is a joint
venture of the Glades County
Economic Development
Council, Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce, and Hendry
County Tourism Development
Council to bring birders from
around south Florida for a
weekend of tours, lectures,
arts anrd crafts and fun. Ven-
dors interested in participating
should contact Nita Choban at
(863) 983-8619. For more
information, e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.co
m or jregan@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or visit our Web
site at www.bigobirdingfesti-
val.com.

Glades County
library celebration
The Glades County Public
Library, located at 201 Riverside
Drive in Moore Haven, will hold
an open house Sunday, Nov. 6,
from 1-3 p.m. to celebrate the
library's 30th anniversary. Fol-
lowing a short dedication pro-
gram, tours of the new
$600,000 expansion will be
conducted and refreshments
will be served. Please plan on
joining with the Library Board
and Friends of the Library
members in celebration of this
new expansion and continued
service to the community.

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Index

Classifieds . .19-23
Obituaries ... . .2
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .9
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Storm shelter safety issue


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Horror
stories of rape and murder have
become common knowledge
after stories were told by those
housed in emergency shelters in
New Orleans, during and after
the devastation of Hurricane Kat-
rina.
News reports were especially
inundated with controversy
when news cameras were able
to find ways into the crowds of
survivors, many of whom shared
stories of truly despicable human
behavior.
Similar controversy erupted


when a report estimated that
more than 4500 registered sex
offenders in New Orleans and
throughout the Gulf Coast were
scattered and misplaced by the
established system for keeping
them accounted for.
The mass confusion and
destruction caused by the
ruinous hurricane led to damage
and possible complete wiping
out of all records of thousands of
sex offenders and sexual preda-
tors. Therefore, not only is there
no way to track the offenders,
but most of the criminals may
never be found or identified by
the authorities again.


Other reports generally
revealed that while displaced
hurricane evacuees were shel-
tered in the hurricane ravaged
areas, women were being raped.
Stories of women unable to go
into bathrooms without bringing
someone else for protection
from rapists were among the
dreadful events.
These accounts have. raised
red flags about who in particular
should be allowed to enter an
emergency shelter. In fact, before
Hurricane Katrina, a Florida state
policy, took effect on June 1, the
beginning of hurricane season,
which banned sex offenders


being tracked by the state from
public emergency shelters, and
required them instead to be shel-
tered in prisons during an emer-
gency.
The policy was established to
ensure the safety of sheltered citi-
zens, who would be kept in close
proximity to large numbers of
strangers over long periods of
time. Also, the policy allows.for a
safe area to be available for the
sex offenders, whom officials
would not want to be kept out-
side in danger on the street dur-
ing a majorstorm.
Many offenders still on proba-
tion would have to remain in a


certain area to keep from violat-
ing their probation, something
this new policy will allow,
according the Department of
Corrections.
Representative Mark Foley
was unavailable for comment
and unable to provide any back-
ground information about the
issue.
Glades County officials have
addressed the subject of shel-
tered sex offenders, and held a
hearing to consider the adoption
of "an ordinance providing for
the registration of sexual preda-
See Safety -Page 14


Public voices



concerns



over lake


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The United
States Army Corps of Engineers
gave some promises, .a few
answers, and a lot of time for
public input during a discus-
sion about the current condi-
tion of Lake Okeechobee at
Clewiston's John Boy Auditori-
um on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The gathering was officially
dubbed by the Corps as a
:*.'Scoping Meeting" designed to
allow public input as the Corps
makes changes to the current
system of drainage and lake
level maintenance. Lt. Col.
Robert Carpenter, who heads
the Jacksonville district of the


Corps of Engineers, asked the
gathering of more than 200, to
give feedback over concerns
about Lake Okeechobee,
which is in the most polluted
and undesirable state imagina-
ble following the series of hur-
ricanes that swept South Flori-
da in 2004.
Carpenter explained that
the meeting was intended to
assess public curc.erris as the
Corps begins to make changes
to its Water Supply and Envi-
ronment (\VSE) schedule,
which is a plan enacted five
years ago in July 2000 to coor-
dinate all of the regulatory fac-
See Lake Page 12


Playing hooky



together again

By'Barbara Oehlbeck vafolia Rafinesque), a native of


GLADES COUNTY We
have played hooky again.This
time only three miles from
where we live on an unpaved
dirt road in the backwoods of
Glades County.
My neighbor and I don't
really plan these hooky-playing
adventures they just sort of
happen when one of us sees
something the other can't live
without.
This time we saw with
wonder one small clump of
what has come to be known
throughout the area as the Alva
Flower (White Sabatia bre-


the Gentian family. For several
years it's been seen in this one
spot atop a rough rocky bank
amongst wild grasses, bright
yellow sand cypress with wax
myrtle nearby, Caesar weed in.
full bloom and within reach
are sprawling groups of saw
palmetto all facing east.
The pearly-white pristine
blooms of the Alva Flower
grow on thin wire-like stems
with all their slim meaq#
foliage hugging the stems. In
fact, there's so little it takes a
bit of looking' to even see it.
See Hooky Page 12


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN The
Fourth Annual Glades County
Cook-Off, sponsored by Moore
Haven Auto Parts, took place Sat-
urday, Oct. 15 at Perry Park in
Moore Haven. The event theme
was "Cook-In on the Caloosa-
hatchee."
All proceeds from entry fees
and contest profits are going to
benefit Moore Haven High
School Seniors' Project Gradua-
tion, Moore Haven High School


Scholarship Foundation, and
Future Farmers of America Alum-
ni Scholarships.
According to event organizer
Brian Bechtold, the overall con-
test proceeds totaled more than
$2,700, which will be equally
divided among the beneficiaries.
Awards were given to those
who cooked the best ribs on Sat-
urday afternoon. The official first
place winner was J.D. Hill, who
prepared the "best ribs in Glades,
County.".
Following in a close second
place finish was Brett Whidden,


who prepared a fresh rack of ribs
sponsored by Mickey's Bait and
Tackle in Moore Haven.
Finally, third place was award-
ed to J.W. Drake, whose deli-
cious ribs were sponsored by
Ahern's BP shop on Saturday.
The chicken and ribs dinner
sales by the Moore Haven Fire
Department included coleslaw
and baked beans. The proceeds
from those sales will help in
obtaining new equipment and
gear for the Moore Haven Fire
Department.


Supporting West Glades


By Barbara Oehlbeck
MOORE HAVEN On the
first day of school this year, stu-
dents arrived at West Glades
Elementary thinking they might
be in a jungle! This year the
Renaissance Reading theme is
"JUNGLE" and teachers are
using their classroom talents in
creativity to motivate students
while integrating the Jungle
theme. Earlier, teachers and
administrators created a
detailed video of Wild Things
that "aired" on their morning
show.
School T-shirts are now
available at the school office,
both student and adult sizes. Of
course, the T-shirt design
includes a panther and the
school colors.
Student sizes are $8 while
adult sizes are $10.


Students who "go wild" and
meet three of their four reading
goals in the first nine weeks of!
school will participate in a
Renaissance Celebration,
which includes a "sponge
throw". Those students who
qualify will get to throw wet
sponges at a variety of people
including their own principal,
Larry Luckey II, and possibly
some of their own teachers.
There's a Safety Patrol now
in the lives of West Glades stu-
dents. The sponsor, Mrs. Back-
es, says that 25 fifth graders are
now actively involved in the
club and they're all excited
about a trip that's being
planned to St. Augustine in the
spring.
The West Glades Safety
Patrol is an honors club that
serves to protect the safety of
students. The members are


active each morning and each
afternoon during arrival and
dismissal times at the school.
And this year safety patrol
members have begun a school
store. It's probably safe to say
that this is the one and only
"rolling book store" in all of
Glades County! The book store
is open for business before
school hours offering all sorts of
school supplies including
paper, pencils, rulers, compass-
es, folders, tablets and the like.
Additionally, the Safety Patrol
will provide sack races at West
Glades Fall Festival, which is
planned for Thursday, Nov. 10,
from 6-8 p.m.
And there's more. West
Glades has now finished their
first book fair of the year that
featured an Open House as the
See Panthers Page 12


Submitted to INI
The symbol of West Glades Elementary: The Florida Panther.
It's a symbol of nobility that the students of West Glades
adhere to very well.


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Southern barbeque: Glades County style
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P' Y INI/BIII Fabian
Charlie Reinbott warms up the barbecue as he prepares to vie for another award at the
Glades County Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Perry Park in Moore Haven.
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The G.C. Cook-Off proceeds will benefit Project Graduation for Moore Haven High
School Seniors, Moore Haven High School Scholarship Foundation, and Future Farm-
ers of America Alumni Scholarships.


The fourth annual GC cook-off







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In the Military


Sergio Avalos
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Sergio Avalos, son of Josefina
and Margarito Avalos of Clewis-
ton, Fla., and his fellow ship-
mates returned from a sched-
uled deployment while assigned
to the amphibious assault ship
USS Kearsarge, home-ported in
Norfolk, Va. Avalos' unit con-
ducted Maritime Security Opera-
tions (MSO) for the U.S. 5th Fleet
and Theater Security Coopera-
tion for the U.S. 6th Fleet while
assigned to the Kearsarge Expe-
ditionary Strike Group.
MSO sets the conditions for
security and stability in the mar-
itime environment.and comple-
ments the counter-terrorism and
security efforts of regional
nations. It further denies interna-
tional terrorists use of the mar-
itime environment as venue for
attack or to transport personnel,
weapons or other material.
These operations pressurize the
maritime environment by using
coalition ships to detect, deter


and deny illegal use of high seas.
USS Kearsarge supports
amphibious assault operations
using Landing Craft Air Cush-
ions, which are specially-
designed Hovercraft that travel
above land and sea surfaces to
deliver vehicles and equipment.
The ship also has conventional
landing craft and helicopters
embarked, and is equipped with
medical facilities staffed by Navy
dentists, nurses and corpsmen.
Avalos is a 2002 graduate of
Clewiston High School of
Clewiston, Fla. and joined the
Navy in July 2002.
Eduardo E. Davila
Eduardo E. Davila, son of
Hilda P. Davila of Moore Haven,
Fla., recently completed U.S.
Navy basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
Lakes, I11.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Davila completed a variety
of training, which included
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,


first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize
the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the0
core values of Honor, Courage
and Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Davila is a 2005 graduate of
Moore Haven High School of
Moore Haven, Fla.
Tehanavia C. Marshall
Navy Seaman Apprentice
Tchanavia C. Marshall, daughter
of Tara M. and Willie J. Evans of
Clewiston, Fla., recently com-
pleted U.S. Navy basic training at


Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Marshall completed a vari-
ety of training, which included
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize
the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Marshall is a 2005 graduate of
Clewiston High School of
Clewiston, Fla.


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Births


Austin Todd Rubio.
Austin Todd Rubio
Dani Kelley Rubio and Hector
Rubio are the proud parents of a
baby boy.
Austin Todd Rubio was born
Oct. 7, 2005 weighing seven
pounds and five ounces and was
19 inches long.
Austin was born at the South
Miami Hospital.
Austin's mom is Dani Kelley
Rubio. Dani is a Staff Sergeant in


Submitted to INI/Angie Kelley

the U.S. Army and is stationed at
South Com. in Miami. Austin's
dad is Arrily Specialist Hector
Rubio and is stationed at Ft
Drum New York.
The Kniceley twins
Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Kniceley
of Clewiston, are proud to
announce the birth of their
beautiful twin girls, Kaitlyn
Marie and Brianna Jean Knice-
ley.


The twins were born Sept. 27,
2005 at 11:19 p.m. The birth
took place at the Gulf Coast Hos-
pital in Ft. Myers, Fla. Kaitlyn
weighed in at a healthy six
pounds and 11 ounces with a
length of 19 inches. Brianna
weighed in at six pounds and six
ounces and was 21 inches long.
Crystal and Brian would like
to take this time to personally
thank all of their friends and
family who watched out for us
and prayed with us, throughout
Crystal's pregnancy. Special
considerations and a heartfelt
thank you are given to the fol-
lowing: The Clewiston Police
Dept., The Clewiston Fire Dept.,
all of the members of the Clewis-
ton Public Works, Utilities and
City Hall. We would also like to
give special mention to the Rev.
S. Thomas and his dear mother
Adele, for their spiritual guid-
ance over the past year. We also


want to thank Al and Rita
Rodriguez and all the others
from the Clewiston Bakery, who
treat us as a part of the family.
We sincerely appreciate them
and always will.
Also, the maintenance crew
and all of the bus drivers from
the Hendry County School
Board at the bus barn, who
shared with Crystal, their gen-
uine sincerity while watching
her grow throughout her preg-
nancy and their generosities.
If we missed anyone, please
let it be known that everyone
who wished us well and donat-
ed the beautiful clothes and
baby "necessities" are truly
appreciated too and we thank
God for friends and family like
you. Kaitlyn and Brianna were
welcomed home by their par-
ents and siblings, Jessica and
Keith Kniceley. As well as other
numerous family members.


Which is better: Treadmill or outdoors walk?


This week, a reader posed the
question, "Which is better for
you, walking outdoors or using a
treadmill?"
Some online research indi-
cates there is no easy answer to
that question because so much
depends on your personal cir-
cumstances.
There are some advantages to
walking outside, including:
It's free. There is no invest-
ment in exercise equipment.
You don't have to go home to
exercise. You can take a break and
take a walk, wherever you are.
Walking outdoors may be
more interesting than using a
treadmill. The outdoors provides
a variety of things to see.
If you have a place to walk
that is away from the traffic, you
get some fresh air.
You can vary the pace of
your walk to suit your mood,
without having to worry about
setting controls on a machine.
You can easily take a break when


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken
you want to.
If you live in town, you can
combine walking with our activi-
ties, by walking to the store or
walking to the movie theater.
Walking saves money
because the only fuel it con-
sumes is the calories you burn.
Treadmills also have their
advantages:
With a treadmill, you can
walk day or night. You don't have
to miss your walk if it is dark or
raining by the time you get home.
A treadmill gives you a con-
sistent workout. You can monitor
how fast you walk and for how


long.
You can use a treadmill and
.watch television at the same time
so you don't have to miss a
favorite program.
You can control the temper-
ature of your home, so you don't
have to worry about getting over-
heated while walking in the Flori-
da heat.
Using a treadmill indoors
means you don't have to worry
as much about mosquitoes, dogs
and other outdoor nuisances.
Outdoor surfaces may be
uneven, making it easier to trip
and fall.
If you get too tired to contin-
ue your workout on a treadmill,
you are already home. If you tire
out in the middle of an outdoor
walk, you may have to call some-
one to help you.
Which is the best choice for
you? The important thing is not
so much how or where you exer-
cise, but that you exercise.
Choose the exercise that you will


stick with. Some people compro-
mise. On nice days, they walk
outdoors. On rainy days, they use
the treadmill. The key is the exer-
cise regularly, that is, at least five
times a week.
Before making any changes to
your diet or exercise plan, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy".

Correction
Editor's note: In the Oct. 13
edition of the Clewiston News,
Glades County Democrat, and
The Sun, a birth announcement
of the Came triplets was released.
According to new information,
this release may have been pre-
sented to us with malicious
intent. Therefore, we withdraw
the birth announcement of the
Came triplets until the truth can
beverified.


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Future's so bright
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The Center for Independent
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efforts. Tera and/or Linda will be
at the Senior Connections
offices on the first and third Fri-
day of each month. To schedule
an appointment or for more
information, please call 675-
1446 (LaBelle), 983-7088
(Clewiston) and 946-1821
(Moore Haven).
Family Caregiver
Support
Family Caregiver Support
Group Meetings provides an
opportunity to become involved
in an informational/discussion
forum, for family caregivers.
Meetings begin promptly at 4
p.m. and end at 5 p.m., at the
various locations: LaBelle (675-
1446) 2nd Wednesday each
month (10/12/05), Clewiston
(983-7088) 3rd Wednesday
each month (10/19/05) and
Moore Haven (946-1821) 4th
Wednesday each month
(10/26/05). Please call Gloria
Slater, program coordinator, if
more information is needed or if
you have questions.
Insurance Counseling
with a trained SHINE
Insurance counseling, serv-
ing health insurance needs of
the Elderly, with a trained SHINE
counselor, is available every
Wednesday morning, free of
change, at Nobles Center in
LaBelle and at the Senior Con-
nections office in Moore Haven.


Legal help
Legal help from Florida Rural
Legal Services is available at the
Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle
on the second Wednesday of
each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
(Please call 675-1446 to make
appointment).
Exercise classes
Exercise classes with Barb
Brandenburg meet every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.
Faith in Action
"Plan to Attend" Faith In Action
in LaBelle is sponsoring its sec-
ond annual Community Pride
Concert, which will be held, Oct.
23 starting at 2 p.m. at the LaBelle
High School Auditorium. Please
join us for an uplifting musical
program, brought to us by the
many faith-based groups, who
are donating their time and tal-
ents, as a show of support to the
many FAITH IN ACTION volun-
teer caregivers, who are helping
our family, friends and neighbors.
For additional information about
this event please contact LaSheba
Travis at 674-4056, ext. 138 or
Martha Pierce at 675-0334.
The next LaBelle Faith in
Action volunteer training will be
held Oct. 25, at 2 p.m.
Faith in Action of
Hendry/Glades continues it
expansion, in Clewiston and
Moore Haven. If you have a desire
to serve on the Hendry/Glades
FIA Coalition and/or would like to
make a difference in someone's
life by volunteering, please call
Gloria Slater, at 675-1446 for
more information.
The next Hendry/Glades Faith
in Action volunteer training will
be held Oct. 28.


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First Bank President & CEO Miller Couse receives industry's
highest award.

Clewiston banker is


banker of the year


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Bankers Association has chosen
First Bank President & CEO Miller
Couse. Banker of the Year. He
accepted the Florida banking
industry's highest honor during the
association's annual convention
last month.
The awards ceremony began
with a video presentation illustrat-
ing Couse's distinguished banking
career.
The FBA endeavors to keep the
Banker of the Year a secret until the
annual meeting when a video is
introduced. The association also
includes the winner's family mem-
bers, close friends and colleagues
in the production. Once the video
began and Couse saw his photo on
screen, he could hardly believe he
had been chosen.
"I was overwhelmed by the
honor. As the video played, I could-
n't believe how many people were
involved in this and kept avery good
secret," said Couse. "Around here
word travels pretty quickly and I
was just completely amazed that
my wife, children, closest friends,
business partners and bank col-
leagues were able to pull this off."
Each year the FBA Executive
Committee selects a Banker of the
Year who has given himself/herself
unselfishly to improving the bank-
ing industry and his/her communi-
ty. Couse was selected as the 2005
Banker of the Year because of his
outstanding service and involve-
ment in his community, his dedica-
tion to the continued success of


banking, his commitment to con-
veying the value of banking to the
public, and his reputation for excel-
lence and distinguished achieve-
ment within the banking industry.
Couse has been particularly
active in the association over the
past year and has helped the FBA
with one of the biggest issues fac-
ing the banking industry in recent
years. Couse and the FBA have
worked hard to raise awareness
about the industry's concerns over
the lack of clear and consistent fed-
eral guidelines on the Bank Secrecy
Act (BSA) and Patriot Act, especial-
ly as they relate to money services
businesses (MSB's).
"We've made tremendous
noise on this issue, and I believe
we've helped a lot of people in
Washington understand how these
unclear and inconsistent rules are
putting a strain on the relationship
many bankers have with their cus-
tomers, especially 'mom & pop'
businesses," said Couse. "Change
takes time in Washington but we're
moving in the right direction and
making progress."
The First Bank is headquartered
in Clewiston and has two offices
there.
Additional branches are located
in LaBelle and Riverdale.
The independently owned com-
munity bank with assets of $170
million has been helping meet the
financial needs of the residents of
Hendry, Glades and Lee County
since 1922.


WEST PALM BEACH For
the first time since Roosevelt
Junior College closed 40 year
ago, former students, faculty
and staff are holding a reunion.
They plan to go beyond remi-
niscing to embark upon the first
major effort to preserve the
school's legacy and its historical
connection to Palm Beach Com-
munity College.
The Roosevelt Junior College
Reunion Luncheon will take
place at 11:30 a.n. Oct. 29 at the
National Croquet Center in West
Palm Beach. It will include
remarks by a representative of
each of the graduating classes
and an address by Walter Smith,
a former Florida A&M University
president and author of the book
"The Magnificent 12: Florida's
Black Junior Colleges."
Roosevelt Junior College,
Palm Beach County's first col-
lege for blacks, opened in 1958
in West Palm Beach, four years
after the U.S. Supreme Court
decision Brown vs. Board of
Education ruled segregated
schools unconstitutional. It was
one of 12 colleges around the
state that opened for blacks after
the Supreme Court ruling.
It was wrapping up its sev-
enth academic year when the
Board of Public Instruction for
Palm Beach County voted to
close the school at the end of the
1964-1965 academic year and
send the students to then Palm
Beach Junior College. The Board
of Public Instruction had begun
to integrate the county's
schools. Some people, however,
unsuccessfully pushed for Roo-
sevelt Junior College to remain
open as a branch of Palm Beach
Junior College rather than close.
By many accounts, Roosevelt


Junior College was an educa-
tional and cultural pillar in the
community, creating opportuni-
ties for black students in Palm
Beach County who couldn't
afford to go away to college or
were denied admission to other
institutions. Palm Beach Junior
College had begun integration
only sparingly in 1963.
To commemorate the 40th
anniversaiy of the'closing of the
school, a PBCC committee has
been meeting with former Roo-
sevelt Junior College students,
faculty and staff to ensure that
what remains of Roosevelt
Junior College's history the
memories, the yearbooks, the
pictures and other memorabilia
- is properly preserved and
woven into that of Palm Beach
Community College. They decid-
ed to hold the reunion to pull
together as many former stu-
dents and faculty together as
possible to gain more input on
how best to keep the school's
legacy alive.


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello, my
name is Vince. I have a 22-year old
orange cat named Joey. Joey has
been an in and out cat his entire
life. Should I make Joey an inside
cat considering his age? And, how
long do cats live? I'm 97 myself,
and am very happy to say I'm in
and out just as much as Joey. He's
my buddy, and I want to provide
the best I can for him.
Thanks, Vince and Joey in Lake
Worth.
A: Hello Vince! Sounds like you
and Joey are quite the pair, and
congratulations on having viva-
cious lives! I'm one to advocate
keeping cats indoors for safety and
protection, however Joey is an
exception. I think a happy lifestyle
is more important here. Should we
change Joey's lifestyle at age 22? I
think he will get depressed. So try
to keep him safe, while at the same
time let him do what makes him
happy. Make sure your veterinarian
checks him out every six months
and feed him a healthy diet rich in
omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins
A, E, and C. How long do cats live?
Well, better ask Joey!
Live long and prosper Vince
and Joey! Best Wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it true that
cat's get heartworms too? Bo, in
Belle Glade.
A: Hey Bo. Yes they do! All cats


Doc Savvy
should be kept on monthly heart-
worm prevention. My favorite
choice for cats is Revolution, and
for dogs Heartguard. They get
heartworms the same way dogs
do, via mosquitoes. Dogs usually
get many worms in the heart,
where cats usually only get one or
two. In either case it very serious.
There is a safe treatment for dogs,
but no current treatment available
for cats. So keep those cats on a
monthly prevention program.
Take care Bo, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The
Pet Corner. Be sure to tune into
The Savvy vet Show each Thurs-
day at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5 The Big
Dawg.


Letter to the Editor


Rising fuel costs to
impact electric bills
Dear editor:
The rapid rise in the cost of oil
has dominated headlines for sever-
al months, and the impact is being
felt in many areas of our daily lives,
most notably at the fuel pump.
Most businesses, from grocery and
department stores to delivery serv-
ices and landscapers, are also
faced with these rising costs, and
are forced to pass higher costs
along to consumers.
The increases in gasoline prices
are only part of the story. Since
1999, the cost of natural gas has
also skyrocketed, by more than
600 percent. Consider that all of
Florida's utilities use natural gas for
a significant part of their genera-
tion, and you can see how rising
fuel costs are impacting your elec-
tricity bill as well. Florida uses nat-
ural gas for nearly 40 percent of its
electric generation.
Florida's municipal electric util-
ities, including the city of Moore
Haven, work constantly to mini-
mize the effect rising costs have on
customers' bills. But despite their
best efforts, n'o utility large or
small, public or private can
absorb the kind of skyrocketing
costs we have seen in recent years.
The causes of these increases


are many, but for the most part fuel
prices have increased due to limit-
ed supplies. in the United States
along with increased demand
worldwide. As the Gulf Coast picks
up the pieces following Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita, the cost of fuel
may fluctuate even more because
of the temporary closing of refiner-
ies affected by the storms.
It is important for you to know
that electric utilities do not make
any profit on the cost of fuel.
Rather, the price a utility pays for
fuel is passed through to cus-
tomers at cost. The local utility
doesn't keep a dime.
You can help too. I encourage
you to contact your local public
power utility to learn more about
energy conservation programs
and how you can control the costs
of your monthly electricity bill. You
can also check out www.pub-
licpower.com/saveenergy.html
for energy conservation tips.
Please be assured that public
power providers are doing every-
thing in their power to minimize
the impact on customers and are
taking every necessary action to
continue providing you with the
best service possible.
Sincerely,
Barry Moline,
executive director, Florida
Municipal Electric Association


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Sooner or later, the storm is coming


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
For years that little church sat
there looking strong as sturdy
as a brick house, so to speak.
When the storm came, however,
it revealed a weakness in the
construction no one had ever
noticed. "How can a storm tear
the bricks away from a church
like that?" the pastor asked his
two builder parishioners. "Look
here," one of them said. A quick
inspection showed that the
workers who constructed St.
Bernard Church had not tied the
masonry to the wood structure
of the building.
The metal ties were there, but
it was a rare one that was fixed
into the masonry. I said, "How
can you be sure the workers are
tying your brick and your house
together?" They both answered,
"Be there and watch it done. Or
know your contractor."
Another church building,
constructed in the late 1800s and
on the National Historic Register,
is a lovely tall wood-frame struc-
ture with a bell tower reaching
up several stories. A visiting
church group last summer took


Storms and stresses of life uncover the masks
and camouflages and defenses we so careful-
ly construct, leaving the real "us" exposed to
the world. Who you are under great stress is
the real you. For good or for bad.


an entire week to repaint the
building. The storm battered
against the church so badly, one
side of the tower literally blew
out. Upon inspection, one of the
builder parishioners took note:
"There is your problem. Rotten
timbers from the leaks in the
ceiling, and termites." The wood
was so weakened, the stress
from the storm broke it.
One church member com-
mented, "I suppose this devel-
ops our character." Someone
else said, "Rather it reveals it."
That's the point. Storms and
stresses of life uncover the
masks and camouflages and
defenses we so carefully con-
struct, leaving the real "us"
exposed to the world. Who you
are under great stress is the real
you. For good or for bad.


There's a sermon here. Life's
storms do not cause the weak-
nesses they reveal them.
That's why the good times,
when we're well and the chil-
dren are behaving and the bills
are paid, are the times to make
sure of the solid construction of
our lives, our faith, our relation-
ship with the Lord. Because,
sooner or later, the storm is com-
ing.
NOTE: Many of us in our
community have reached out in
special ways to help those in the
Gulf Coast weather their storm.
Following .is a note from a pastor
at hurricane ground zero: "I'm
just one person down here in
New Orleans, but perhaps I can
speak for many of our people
when I say to the people of God
everywhere: Thank you; you've


done an incredible job. God's
people all over this nation have
literally knocked themselves out
taking in our dispersed citizens,
without the first consideration to
color or class or condition, and
have showed them the love of
Jesus Christ.
"The wind of Katrina blew
apart the Wind of Heaven is
bringing together. While the
winds of Katrina were indeed a
destroying force on the Gulf
Coast, the Wind of Heaven is
mobilizing God's people to min-
ister and love, to give and to
serve. God's people are laboring,
alongside one another without
checking each other's ortho-
doxy or brand label. A Baptist
church and non-denominational
down the street has teamed up
with us to serve our neighbor-
hood. In our kitchen cooking
meals and under the tent handing
out supplies, you will find a full
array of Christian denominations.
"The wind of Katrina tore
down the Wind of Heaven is
building up. There is more min-
istry going on in this area in the
name of Jesus than ever before.
Praise to our God!"


The theology of Acts (The deeds, not the book)


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I think I could have predicted
it. I saw it coming and should
have told someone that it was on
the way. When all of the recent
catastrophes hit the world, I
knew it would cause some to say
that the end of the world is at
hand.
We had a tsunami, and then
we had two devastating hurri-
canes close to home, then floods
in Central America, then there is
a bird flu that is predicted to
spread and talk about using the
military to quarantine whole
areas of the country if need be.
There have been devastating fires
too and just recently a massive
earthquake. A bad storm hitting
Portugal when that has never
happened before?
Surely the signs are there and
some people will say, "Ya see! Ya
see!" They will quote Ihe Bible
about the "end times" and cite
verses to bolstefrtheir case. Then
there are'those passages that tell
us that the day and hour for the
end of time is unknown and that
"no one knows about that day or
hour, not even the angels in
Heaven (Mark 13:32)"


Those who reflect God's Spirit in them look for-
ward and rebuild, start over once more. That's
a living testimony to their faith even if they are
too busy to stop and think about it.


Instead, we are admonished
to "be on guard, be alert...I say to
everyone: 'Watch'! ibidd)" There
is a certain spirit that speaks to
me about those who don't look
for the end of time or spend time
predicting when the age will
cease to be. That spirit can be
found in those who are rebuild-
ing in Louisiana and Mississippi.
It can be found in those who are
working to rebuild after the fires
devastated parts of Colorado and
in those who leave their homes
to help others instead of staying
home to get their own affairs in
order.
Their actions say,j1 *doth'pt
belib i dt" when sdrnething, cata-
strophic happens and others say
"It's the sign of the'end." There is
in our spirits a certain faith in
doing what we are called to do
each day and not to worry about
tomorrow, "for tomorrow will
worry about itself (Matthew


6:34)." I think that's where salva-
tion lies in the day-by-day liv-
ing out our lives and doing good
works as the opportunity pres-
ents itself. Do what we're sup-
posed to be doing and the rest
will take care of itself.
Where is God in all of what is
going on in the world? I see Him
in the crews that go in to dig out
those trapped under the rubble. I
see Him in the people who adopt
a group to help in a stricken area.
I see Him in those who help over-
seas even when the tragedies
here at home are among the
largest ever known. I see Him in
the man who rebuilds and has
faith that his new home will last.
I see Him in the people standing
where their Church once was
and remembering that the Lord
is in the spirit of their Church
family even if there is no build-
ing.
All give their testimony to the


world going on and if it comes to
an end, well then they've done
what they're supposed to have
done, but they didn't sit around
and worry about it. What makes
people great is not the number of
tragedies they've had in their
lives but how they've reacted to
them. What counts in God's eyes
is not what happens to us but
how we stay the course that has
been set before us.
Those who reflect God's Spirit
in them look forward and
rebuild, start over once more.
That's a living testimony to their
faith even if they are too busy to
stop and think about it. Then
there's that parable about the
good Samaritan. He didn't worry
about if he had time to help the
man who was attacked, or
whether he had an important
meeting in the city, or whether he
was supposed to help he just
did it.
. He was the hero of the story
arind hesbut there today too. He
understood \%hat was meant by
the admonition to "Be doers of
the word and not hearers only
(James 1:22)." His spiritual
descendants are with us today
and they share the message of
hope with us all even in the dark-
est of times.


Crist warns of scam involving prescription plans


TALLAHASSEE -., Attorney
General Charlie Crist warned
Florida seniors to be on the look-
out for con artists who may try to
take advantage of consumers as
they shop for new Medicare pre-
scription drug coverage plans.
Companies can now begin mar-
keting their prescription plans to
Medicare recipients across the
country, although actual enroll-
ment in the new plans will not
begin until mid-November.
Crist's office has received
complaints from seniors and
other consumers who say they
were contacted by companies
claiming that they were "author-
ized" or "funded" by Medicare to
make telephone or door-to-door
contact with beneficiaries to
offer assistance with the new
Medicare prescription drug cov-
erage. Crist said consumers
should be aware that any unso-
licited personal contact may rep-
resent an attempt to scam a
Medicare beneficiary out of
money or to sell a product that
may not be suitable to meet the
beneficiary's needs.
"Sadly, there are those who
wish to take advantage of our
neediest senior citizens," said
Crist. "Our citizens deserve the
confidence that the price they
are paying for pharmaceutical
drug coverage is the fairest pos-
sible price, not one that will
result in high profits for shady
companies."
Crist encouraged Medicare
recipients to protect themselves
against these con artists, and
suggested the following tips for
avoiding the scam: No payment
for a Medicare prescription drug
plan should be made before
Nov. 15. Prescription drug plans
are authorized to begin market-
ing, but enrollment does not
begin until Nov. 15.
Medicare beneficiaries
should never give any caller or
visitor their Social Security num-
ber, bank account number or
personal financial information.
No door-to-door solicitations
are permitted unless the
Medicare recipient has invited
the caller to their home.
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"Sadly, there are those who wish to take advantage of our neediest sen-
ior citizens. Our citizens deserve the confidence that the price they are
paying for pharmaceutical drug coverage is the fairest possible price, not
one that will result in high profits for. shady companies."
Charlie Crist
Florida Attorney General


with federal and state, "Do Not
Call laws".
When prescription drug plan
enrollment begins Nov. 15,
Medicare recipients should
make sure they enroll with a pre-
scription drug plan approved by
Medicare. To verify that a plan
has been approved, consumers
may call Medicare's toll-free
number at (800) 633-4227.
From May through August,
the Social Security Administra-
tion mailed application forms to
Medicare recipients who may
qualify for extra help with drug
plan costs. Almost half of all
Medicare beneficiaries will
receive an application for extra
help. The Social Security Admin-
istration may ask for general
financial information on the
extra help application form, but
will never ask for specific bank
account numbers, Crist said.
Around Oct. 15, the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Ser-
vices will send information to
Medicare recipients describing
the Medicare prescription drug
plans that will be available to
them. The initial enrollment
period for Medicare prescription
drug coverage will be from Nov.
15, through May, 15, This six-
month period will give Medicare
recipients time to learn about
their options, and choose the
best option for their particular
circumstances.
Attorney General Crist said it
is important for Medicare benefi-
ciaries to carefully read any mail
they receive from the Social'
Security Administration or the
Centers for Medicare.& Medicaid
Services during the implementa-
tion of the new Medicare pre-
scription drug benefit. If con-
sumers have any questions
related to the new Medicare pre-
scription drug benefit, they can,


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the Serving Health Insurance
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Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individual listed in the arrest report
are not an indication of guilt. Any-
one listed in the reports may con-
tact the newspaper following the
final disposition of their case for
publication.
Glades County


Sheriff's Office Oct.12


INI/Bill Fabian
Red Cross receives donation
Kelly Taylor (middle) of the Clewiston Police Department
presented a $1,575 check to Commissioner Janet Taylor
(left) as a donation for Red Cross efforts to provide sup-
port to hurricane victims. The funds were raised by a
benefit softball tournament held by the city of Clewiston
and organized by Kelly Taylor of the CPD. Also pictured
is CPD Assistant Chief Kristine Peterson (right).


Hendry County
Arrest Activity


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
activity report do ndt indicate
guilt. Anyone listed may contact
the newspaper following the
final disposition of their case for
publication.
Narcotics Arrests


Plane crash
airport claim
On Sunday, 0O
mately 1:25 p.m
reportedly pract
go landings at
was killed when
Sky hawk aircra


An undercover operation by first into a grass
members of the Hendry County mately 200 yards
Sheriff's Office Criminal Investiga- way. Sheriff Ro
tions Division has led to the arrest that a witness to
of 33-year-old Kizer James Pon- ed that, while he
toon of 805 Manatee Avenue, the outside of a
LaBelle, Florida. Sheriff Ronniehe had observe
Lee reported that a quantity of form a "few" to
marijuana, crack cocaine, drug on the last take
paraphernalia and crack cocaine o t at t2
packaging material was recov- cran at ab out
ered. Pontoon was arrested and traveling south t
booked into the Hendry County over" and spira
Jail. point of impact.
In an unrelated case, Hendry ed he ran over
County Sheriff's Office Investiga- and cut power
tors serving a search warrant at and attempted I
364 Hardee Street in Hendry harness away, w
County arrested 19-year-old Jose. was holding the
Luis Betancourt, Jr., for posses- craft. The nam,
sion of marijuana, possession of being withheld
marijuana with intent to sell and tion of the next
for possession of narcotics para- tion of the accid
phernalia. He was booked into and the Nationa
the Hendry County Jail.,,,. .. Safety Board is cc


Sex offender


Ordinance could
restrict where sexual
offenders reside
By Patty Brant
LABELLE The cities of
LaBelle and Clewiston, along with
Hendry County, are being asked to
adopt an ordinance that would fur-
ther restrict convicted sexual pred-
ators and offenders.,
The proposed ordinance would
regulate where these convicted
felons may reside.
Public hearings will be set to
consider the ordinance.
Currently, convicted sexual
offenders just register with the local
law enforcement agency when
they arrive in a new jurisdiction
and the authorities check on them
periodically. Although they are
restricted from areas where chil-
dren congregate, there is no restric-
tion where they can live.
The new ordinance would cre-
ate zones 2,500 feet around loca-
tions where children regularly con-
gregate in concentrated numbers.
Those zones include schools, bus
stops, day care centers, parks, play-
grounds, etc. Convicted sexual
,offenders would be prohibited
from temporary or permanent resi-
dence in those areas.
The ordinance would cover
both purchase and rental of a resi-
dence by these categories of felons.
The ordinance would also pro-
hibit landlords from knowingly
renting to convicted sexual offend-
ers.


Sat LaBelle
ms one life
ct. 16, at approxi-
. a student pilot,
icing touch and
LaBelle Airport,
n her Cessna 172
aft crashed nose
sy area approxi-
Swest of the run-
nnie Lee stated
the crash report-
was working on
n airport hangar
1 the aircraft per-
uch and go's and
-off with the air-
200 feet altitude
o north it "nosed
led down to the
The witness stat-
to the crash site
to the electrical
to cut the pilot's
whichh at the time
pilot in the air-
e of the pilot is
pending notifica-
of kin. Investiga-
ent by the F.A.A.
al Transportation
ontinuing...


law


These convicted felons would
also be prevented from using pub-
lic shelters during times of disaster.
They would, instead, be housed at
the county jail during times of
emergency. In Hendry County, that
would probably be in the first
appearance room at the sheriff's
office.
Penalties include a fine up to'.
$500 or imprisonment for up to 60
days or both for a first offense.
Penalties for subsequent offenses
include fines up to $1,000 and/or
jail time up to 12 months.
The ordinance would not apply
to a sexual offender who estab-
lished their permanent residence
prior to Sept. 1, 2005 or if they were
a minor when they committed the
offense and were not convicted as
an adult. It would also not apply if a
school, bus stop or day care was
opened after they had established
their permanent residence.
The ordinance cites a high rate
of recidivism for released sexual
offenders as a prime reason to cre-
ate the zones. Sheriff Lee said he
became aware of the ordinance,
which is in effect in several other
counties, and decided to bring it to
the county's attention.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said it is
important that local governments
enact this ordinance. He noted that
there are 37 convicted sexual
offenders currently living in Hendry
County and one predator. Five of
those are incarcerated: One preda-
tor (John Harjo) and four offenders
in jail (Angel Hidalgo, Alfredo
Mulero, Roosevelt Roberts and Jef-
freyAlanYoung).


Oct. 9
Tony Navarro, 19, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charge of
Aggravated Battery. He remains in
custody with bond set at $10,000.
Oct. 10
Peter Porter, 28, of Moore Haven
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Enderle on an active Sarasota
Countywarrant. He remains in cus-
todywith no privilege of bond.
Jerry Walker, 46, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Detective
Terence Deese on the charges of
Burglary and Pettit Theft. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$10,000.
Oct. 11
Wesley Whidden, 40, of Cresent
Acres was arrested by Sgt. David
Hardin on the charge of Battery
(Domestic Violence). He was later
released on a $500 surety bond.
Oct. 12
Tony Navarro, 19, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
with no privilege of bond.
Oct. 13
Jerry Walker, 46, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
with no privilege of bond.
Oct. 14
Carmelo Lopez, 26, of Home-
stead was arrested by Sgt. Ronnie
Baker on the charge of DWLS and
Giving False ID to Law Enforce-
ment Officer. He was later released
on a $3,000 surety bond.
Richard Harris, 36, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy Tito
Nieves on an active warrant for Fail-
ure to follow directions of the court.
He remains in custody with no priv-
ilege of bond.
Oct. 16
Lazaro Caballro, 49, of Miami,
was arrested by Deputy Dewayne
McQuaid on the charges of Vehicle
Theft, Possession of Cocaine and
Possession of Marijuana under .20
grams. He remains in custody with
bond set at $27,500..
Belle Glade Police
Department

Oct.10
Juvenille, 16, Failure to Appear
Warrant- Status Check
Jarquette Cumberbatch, 26, Dis-
orderly Conduct
Sabina Jackson, 28, Aggravated
Assault w/Vehicle, Violation of Pro-


Federal

agencies

give back
TALLAHASEE United
States Attorney Paul I. Perez
was joined by DEA Special
Agent-in-Charge Mark R. Tlou-
ville, as he presented checks
totaling almost $1.5 million to
the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Office of Agricultural, Law
Enforcement (OALE), the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE), and the Tallahas-
see Police Department.
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles Bronson and Colonel
Darrell Liford, director of
OALE, accepted a check for
$1.1 million. FDLE Commis-
sioner Guy M. Tunnel was
given a check for $184,925.23
and Tallahassee Police Chief
Walter McNeil received a
check for his department in
the amount of $184.925.23.


bation, Warrant Improper Dri-
vers License
Edwin Dennard, 43, Criminal
Mischief
Oct. 11
Willie Terrell, 19, Possession of
Burglary Tools, Loitering or Prowl-
ing


Derrick Lewis Jenkins, 18, Loi-
tering or Prowling
Juvenile, 17, Loitering or Prowl-
ing
Timothy Merrell Bush, 25, Loi-
tering or Prowling
Gretchen L.Lamb, 30, Failure to
Appear Warrant-Arraignment
Juvenile, 15, Resisting Offer
without Violence
Donna Miner, 56, Trespass, Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia
Tara N. Godon, 33, Trespass,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
Possession of Cocaine under 5
grams
Juvenile, 15, Warrant ITres-
pass on School Grounds, Warrant
- Aggravated Assault with a dead-
ly weapon, Warrant Possession
of Firearm on School Property
Robert E. Hicks, 42, Retail Theft
Leola Blanding, 49, Failure to
Appear-Status
Juvenile, 15, Failure to Appear
Warrant-Affray
Juvenile, 16, Failure to Appear
Warrant Affray
Wilsonne Leandre, 20, Domes-
tic Battery
Oct. 13
Juvenile, 14, Grand Theft
Juvenile, 14, Grand Theft
Sylvania Smith, 25, Failure to
Complywith Court Order Warrant
George Smith, 21, Assault
Oct. 14
Juvenile, 14, Failure to Appear,
Warrant Order to take into Custody
Oct. 15
Danny N. Ray, 22, Domestic Bat-
tery
Oct. 16
Bernard Shunnlae Hammond,
Jr., 26, Warrant Felony Fleeing
and Eluding Police Officer Desroy
Lowe, Jr., 18, Failure to Appear War-
rant, Improper Drivers License
Keecchia Edwards, 20, Affray
Juvenile, 17, Affray
Juvenile, 17, Aggravated
Domestic Assault


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By Katerine Worth
As told to MaryAnn Morris
My husband's parents, Enoch E.
Worth and Ada Adkinson Worth
came to Okeechobee in August of
1924. "Granny" Worth bought land
in her own name, two lots, in River-
side Addition in East Okeechobee
from D.R. McNeill and his wife Car-
rie in February, 1924. This was the
lot at the corner of Florida Avenue
and Park Street, on the south side.
Grandpa built them a house there.
His cousin Kenneth Worth came
down to help build the house. He
must have liked it here, because he
stayed and he built the crypts at
Evergreen Cemetery.
They bought more land in River-
side Addition, Lots 3 and 4, in 1925,
this time on the north side of Park
Street at the corner of the street that
went up into Cypress Quarters. I
think it was across Park Street from
where the Spanish meat market is
now, two streets down from W&W
Lumber.
Many of the workers from Sher-
man's sawmill lived there, up in
Cypress Quarters, and Grandpa
knew they needed a place to shop,
so he built a combination dry
goods and grocery store and filling
station. It was a two-story building
with a rooming house on the sec-
ond floor.
The filling station had the gravity
pumps, where they'd pump the
gas up into a clear chamber, and
then it would flow down into your
car. Mama said she remembered
the Indians coming in to buy the
rickrack and fabric to make their
clothes from her and when they
passed by on their way to the yearly
green corn dance, the women
would come in and buy their sup-


Recollections
A series about Florida's
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plies from grandpa.
I remember mama telling about
crossing the Kissimmee- River in
grandpa's truck. There were
boards or timbers laid across for
your tires to ride on and while they
were crossing one of the tires
slipped off and the truck got stuck.
Grandpa had to walk two miles
before he came to a tree he could
cut down to take back and leverage
the truck back up.
There used to be a big fish camp
at the Kissimmee where S.R. 78
crosses the river. The county is
building a park there now, but back
then it was a popular spot for
camping and fishing.
When I was a young woman,
my mamma and I would come
over to Okeechobee to fish. We'd
always stay in one of the little cab-
ins at Taylor Creek Lodge and fish.
We did love to fish. Where you see
Cypress and Guava trees around
the lake, that's where the lake used
to be in high water. Even now,
that's the only place those trees will
grow.
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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
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its efforts to protect Florida's cit-
izens who are threatened at
home. During a meeting of the
Florida Cabinet, Crist also intro-
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October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, reminding
Floridians of the importance of
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of Governor Jeb Bush and First
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domestic violence.
"During Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, I urge Florid-
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violence victims and let them
know that help is available,"
said Crist. "Domestic violence is
a crime that must be stopped,
and there are things that each
one of us can do to help. With
dedication and education, we
can increase safety for thou-
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hope to Floridians suffering at
the hands of someone the vic-
tim once trusted."
According to the annual
crime figures for 2004, the nurn-
ber of reported domestic vio-
lence offenses decreased 0.8
percent in Florida, and arrests
for these crimes decreased 1.5
percent from 2003. However,


more than 119,000 incidents of
domestic violence were report
ed, including 184 murders.
The Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence offers a toll-
free domestic violence hotline
(1-800-500-1119) and serves as
the professional association for
Florida's 41 domestic violence
centers, which serve 67 coun-
ties across Florida. The Coali-
tion also maintains a resource
library of books, periodicals,
and videos regarding domestic
violence issues.
In March 2004, Crist joined
with the Coalition to launch an
initiative targeted to help victims
of domestic violence through
education and awareness. "Cut
Out Domestic Violence" pro-
vides information and training
to employees of more than
8,000. licensed hair salons in the
state of Florida. The ongoing
program teaches hair stylists,
cosmetologists and nail techni-
cians the nature and signs of
domestic violence, including
what to listen for and how to
put victims in touch with the
appropriate resources and
authorities.
For those professionals inter-
ested in receiving the training,
they may call the Domestic Vio-
lence Hotline in order to be
scheduled for training in their
area. Crist is also the national
spokesperson for a program
called Safety Net, a national
effort to expand the use of high-
tech tools to improve safety for
survivors of domestic violence.
Victims of domestic violence
are urged to call Florida's
domestic violence hotline at
(800) 500-1119.


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palm to the committee, but for
bringing it to the museum to pre-
pare one of the pots so the city
commissioners could see what
they will look like. They
approved landscaping the muse-
um and is a joint project
between Green Thumbs and
Clewiston Garden Club. The city
has been very cooperative in
providing the manpower for
most of the work.
Vickie Austin gave out new
year books, which were very
impressive. Coming events were
discussed.
Cathy Hilliard expressed con-
cern that she and other garden
club members have concerning
the recent tree trimming by the
city, especially on the palm trees.
She and Christine Howell con-
tacted Hendry County extension
agent for the proper way to trim
the tress. They will give the infor-
mation to city manager for their
guidance.
In other business, Janet Sum-
merlin presented a bag of neat
gifts for each member to have.
Sandy Stitt gave a tour of her
pond being located on the west
side of her house, citing her
plans for appropriate landscap-
ing of the area, which looks to be
beautiful. Emily Drake brought
tuna fish cans to b delivered to
districts representatives 'for mak-
ing table decorations for Nation-
al conference centerpieces for
next year in Orlando. A lovely
bouquet of roses was presented
to outgoing president Sue Phelps
by new president Linda Parker.
October meeting will be held


CLEWISTON The first new
year meeting for the Green
Thumbs Garden Club was held
Sept. 20 at the ranch home'of
Sandy Stitt with 18 members and
four guests attending.
New president Linda Parker
presided at the meeting at which
time various activities were dis-
cussed with the four young mid-
dle school members who had
attended Camp Wekiva giving
their reports. Clint Drake and
Jason Reese were the boys'
camp attendees and gave high-
lights they thought were most
interesting, includinl lbivival
techniques in the wilderness and
camping away from camp for
part of the time.
The girls, Jade Sandeli and
Lisa Walker, were the girls
attending and they talked about
highlights of "Learning to Care
for Our Envi ronment Because
Sometime it Might not there",
the theme for this year, and they
elaborated on their camp assign-
ments, canoeing, swimming,
and especially the crafts they
learned. The girls wrote personal
thank-you notes and made craft
gifts for club members. Each stu-
dent expressed how much
attending camp meant to them
and indicated they would like to
go again.
Sandy Stitt gave a report on
the status of landscaping the
Clewiston Museum. She report-
ed that the parking lot, irrigation
for the new plants, sidewalks,
etc., are near completion. She
expressed appreciation to Eddie
.Crosby for not only loaning 'a


Submitted to H/Caroline Pape
New Green Thumbs Garden Club president Linda Parker
gives outgoing president, Sue Phelps a beautiful rose
arrangement in appreciation of her services.
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Middle School students, left to right Jason Reese, Lisa Walk-
er, Jade Sandell and Clint Drake, gave their reports of Weki-
va Youth Camp to members of Green Thumbs Garden Club at
the September meeting at Stitt Ranch.
at First United Methodist Church and painting flower pots, the
Life Enrichment Center Oct. 18, pots to be sold at November
for the program of decorating garage sale. Guest are welcome.


BELLE GLADE Glades Initia-
tive has partnered. with First Coast
Service Options (FCSO), The Cen-
ter for Medicare and Medicaid Ser-
vices (CMS), Serving Health Insur-
,ance Needs of Elders (SHINE),
Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA), the Social
Security Administration (SSA), and
the C.L. Brumback Health Center/
Palm Beach County Health Depart-


ment to bring a series of seminars
on Medicare, Medicaid, local
healthcare resources and flu shots
to local residents.
The Seminars will feature infor-
mation on: the new Medicare Pre-
scription Drug Program, Medicaid,
as well as local health care
resources. Following the presenta-
tions, attendees will have a chance
to ask questions.


All seminars are FREE and
open to Medicaid or Medicare
Beneficiaries and their caregivers.
If you have any questions or need
any additional information, please
contact the Glades Initiative at
561.996.3310.
The seminars will be held at the
following locations:
Monday, Oct. 24, from 10:30
a.m.-noon and from'1-2:30 p.m.


Pahokee Wellness Group-city of
South Bay, 306 East Main Street,
Pahokee,335 SW 2nd Avenue,
South Bay, FL
Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 10:30
a.m. until noon and from 1-2:30
p.m. Division of Senior Services-
Glades Pioneer Terrace 2916 State
Road 15, Belle Glade, FL, 200
Dorothy G. Wilford Circle Belle
Glade, FL.


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.3., -! ' *i.:I- ^.. l.t. '. *. a $89,90 M i angree or
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* $950,00- Mni ranch in Alva. This 3BD/2BAmobile home $66,500 Four available adjoining lots in beautiful
sits on 10+/- acres and includes barns, ponds and much Montura. All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/ acre
more' through 1.25+/- acres.
* $475,000- Spacious 3BD/5BA mobile home in Muse sits $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on a paved
on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addition with road.
it s oit entrance and much more. The property has a pond $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on
with ian island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
1irie $55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful comer lot in Montura,
* $300.000 3BD/IBA mobile home in Muse which rests $55,000 1.09+/-acre wooded lot on paved road in heart
on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof Property is also of Montura,
fenced with a shed and pond $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
* $275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages HOMES1ilE:
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* $195,000 .2BIt fshti in Pioneer on 2.94+/- schools and recreation.
acres. ;ia-ul* 5 $65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an established
* $82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The mobile neighborhood.
home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded in beauti- $60,000 .25+/- acre. Nice secluded lot on cul-de-sac
ful palm and oak trees, with green belt behind it.
ACREAGE: $59,900 .23+/- acre. Great lot to build a home in Port
* $1,500,000 Hwvy 2frontage. CurrentlyanAuto Salvage LaBelle.
tard. $55,000 .25+/- acre. Quiet lot in growing section of
* $1,500,000-100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock Port laBelle.
property in Muse, Paved road access. $55,000 .25+/- acre. Nice lot backs up to a green belt.
* $1,025,600- 51+/-acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts $55,000- .95+/ acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
on two roads, owner will divide. road in Montura,
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One ofa $54,900- .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean bill of health, $54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect dream home
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come lot located in Lehigh Acres get away!
check it out before someone else does! $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
* $650,000 2+/- acre parcel in the heart ofAlva on busy build your dream home.
SR 80. $45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under the oaks
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore on these three oak filled city lots,
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55 and
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the prop- older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call
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I/1 $475/M NO PETS 3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits on
3/2 DOUBLEWIDE ON 2.5 ACRES $1,100/M Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of
3/2/2 ON RIVER W/POOL AND DOCK river. Being sold "as is". Reduced to REDUCED
$1,700/M NO PETS $550,000.-
3/2/1 HOME IN PORT LABELLE. $800/M NO 2BED/1IBATH HOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold "As
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HOMES FOR SALE 1.14 ACRES WITHIN LABELLE CITY LIMITS.
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES Property is zoned y. Currently this
3Bedroom/2Bath, 2 car garage built in 2001 and in is an income pro perty with 2 homes
excellent condition. Home over looks canal and that are now being rented. Asking $375,000.
located in a great area close to Ft. Myers but out ACREAGE FOR SALE
enough for peace and quiet. Asking $230,000. IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101 Acres
5 POSSIBLY 6 BEDROOM/3BATH. Includes +/- with wood frame house. Being sold "As Is" Call
office family, dini andslrvi om. Home sits on for more details,
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variety of fruit trees. Property also has a running BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake
creek along the back. Asking $375,000. Placid. Asking $55,000.
2 POSSIBLY 3BEDROp CBS HOUSE. BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old blk
Newer cera" lI-ouse is locat- building sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
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garage home sits on a beautifully landscaped .25 $48,000 each.
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$149,900.


* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just
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* Drop dead goeous! 2+/- acre oak filled comer lot on
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free! Only $119,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
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* JlST REDUCED MOIArED SELLER 1/2
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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle
Unit 102. $119,800.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the
dreain lot for your new home look no further.
Located in the sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle.
This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come true. Only
$84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $79,900.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
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* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for your
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* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102. $54,900.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your fam-
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* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/arge oak. Beautiful lot
for your dream home. $54,900.
* Thiple lot ih'Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in-Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside
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$46,900.


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with rental income located only 1/2 block north of
SR29 from the SR80 & SR/29 intersection. Start liv-
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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of-frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
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income could multiply your investment! Grab this
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Affordable & ready-to-move-in
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close to schools.. $102,500
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.67S.4500


LABELLE
3 'R.'2H mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just
outside of town! $122,900






Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

MONTURA RANCH
2BR/IB mobile home on 2.5
+/- fenced & gated acres, just
off a main paved road, in Mon-
tura! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake on a lake! It sparkles w/v
new carpet & paint! S124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
1239.340.6725
PIONEER PLANTATION
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer.
What a Deal! $165,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $189,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/213 multi-level


home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre comer lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
883.517.1350


LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
"extreme makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/a loft. $224,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385

FLAGHOLE
Bring All Offers! 3BR/2B
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metal roof, new A/C system &
upgrades galore! $229,000


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239.229.6385




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LABELLE
NEW LISTING! 4BR/2B CBS
home located on an oak-
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in town lot, boasts many up-
grades! $239,900






Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
acres just outside of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
MOORE HAVEN
1/2 +/- acre w/ 200' +/- of river
frontage located less than 1/4
mile from Lake Okeechobee!
Property includes, partially fur-
nished 2BR/2B doublewide
mobile home, 2 sheds & pon-
toon boat "as is!" $289,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home in "as is" condition +
single wide mobile home lo-
cated on 5 +/- acres just outside
of town. $289,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
FLAGHOLE
5+ partially cleared & beauti-
fully wooded acres w/ private
Jri c\,a\. two stocked ponds &
fencing located Hendry Co's
only rural community w/ central
water. 3BR/2B mobile home w/
additions included. $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229,6385

ORTONA
Two story CBS home w/ metal
roof, located on a deep water
canal w/. river access in the
eclectic and rapidly grmwinpg
Turkey Creek S/D in Ortona.
$425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
Custom & graciously appointed
3BR/2B brick home w/ work-
shop located on 1 +/- manicured
acre in LaBelle's only gated
subdivision. $449,000
Listed by Wayne McQuaig
863.843.0432


MUSE
15 +/- income producing acres
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home lo-
cated off a paved road in rap-
idly developing Muse.
$599,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
239.860.7510

LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on
1 +/- landscaped acre w/ gor-
geous old oaks in the beautiful
Riverbend S/D. $750,000
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Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191'

LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres
in a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

LABELLE
4BR/2B home located on
5.11 +/- riverfront acres.
Property can be split! A De-
veloper's Dream! $1,895,000
Listed by Bonnie Denning
863.675.4500


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Listed by Tracey Williams
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LABELLE
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Glades County School Calendar


Oct. 20: Report cards go out
Oct. 27: Halloween Carnival
Nov. 10: Interim report cards
Nov. 15: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Nov. 17: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holi-
day
Dec. 16: End of second nine-


week period; early release for hol-
iday
Dec. 19-30:. Christmas/New
Year holiday
Jan. 2: Teacher workday (No
school for students)
Jan. 3: Students return to
school .
Jan. 5: Report cards go out
Jan. 16: Martin L. King holiday
Feb. 2: Interim report cards
issued
Feb. 7: Open house; Moore


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p.m.
Feb. 9: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 20: Presidents Day holiday
March 3: Chalo Nitka holiday
March 10: End of third nine-
week period
March 13: Teacher workday
(No school for students)
March 16: Report cards go out
March 20-24: Spring break
April 14: Good Friday holiday


April 17: Spring holiday
(Teachers/students)
April 27: Interim report cards
May 21: Baccalaureate
May 26: Graduation
May 29: Memorial Day holiday
May 31: Last day for
students/early release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher
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Moore Haven
Elementary School

September citizens
of the month
The following students have
earned recognition as SEPTEM-
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
PATRIOTISM. PATRIOTISM is
good citizenship displaying high
regard for laws, government, and


the heritage of one's country.
Kindergarten Destiny
Anderson, Kira Beck, Blane
Hough, Caleb Stitt
First Grade Jacqueline Car-
razana, Efrain Martinez, Efren
Martinez, Adrian Pardo
Second grade Chloe Ahern,
Brittney Drayton, Ricardo Pardo,
ElsiVelasquez
Third grade Aaron Alfred,
James Arnold, Kevin Velasquez
Fourth grade Natalie Leavy,
Alaina Lee, Omar Pena
Fifth grade Carly Hessler,
Chelsea Jones, Kaleb Langdale
Sixth grade Kevin Farfan,
Kadedra Gadson, Warner Ward


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West Glades school
bus driver course
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus
.'driver course for individuals who
,-are interested in obtaining their
,certification to drive school
buses for regular bus routes,
,extra curricular trips and substi-
tute drivers: Upon completion of
the course, individuals will
"obtain their Class B CDL with
,Passenger endorsement and S
endorsement. If interested, you
"may contact Doug Manke of the
GCSD at (863) 946-3662 or Scott
'Bass of GCSD at (863) 946-0202
ext. 13
Sub-districts
This year the Moore Haven
FFA will host sub-districts. FFA
-members, we are looking for an
extemporaneous speaker, if you
are interested talk to Mr. Cosby.
.Also, if you are interested in Parli.
-Tro., we are looking for people to
get a team together. For more
information, talk to Mr. Cosbvy.
Get involved ."'t"
Want to be involved, but don't
'know how? The Moore .Haven
'Junior-Senior High School Advi-
sory Council members are con-
ocerned parents, community
Inembers, students and school
:employees. We meet the second


Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
in the media center. No special
knowledge or talents required,
only a desire to participate and
make a difference in your local
school. Be a part of the decision
making and planning by offering
your views and opinions. Every-
one has something to give.
Please consider giving your time
to the School Advisory Council at
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School.
Report available
The NCLB School Public
Accountability Report from
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School is available on the school
Web site
http://glades.edgate.org/moore-
haven/index.php, copies of the
report are also available in the
school's main office, 700 Terrier
Pride Drive SW, Moore Haven.
Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge will begin its
Sunday school (CCD) starting
Oct 2. Please call Ann at 467-
1516 or Fr. Dan at the Parish
Office (863) 946-0696 for more
information. Fun for all ages!
Glades Truancy
Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy


program for all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce unex-
cused absences. Glades Truancy
Program handbooks are avail-
able at each school office.
West Glades
Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office,
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
GED classes
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to
represent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-


ment and a commitment to
helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in
Fort Myers is required. Please
contact Kelie Hedrick at: (239)
461-4360 or (800) 269-6210 for
more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
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
report, please stop by the office
and one will be made available
to you.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic/sexual violence in our com-
munity. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.


Day off from work helps local children


MOORE HAVEN Moore
'Haven Correctional Facility held
their semiannual Speak-Out
event, and raised money to help
Glades County Elementary stu-
dents to purchase some much-
needed school supplies.
'During the month of July, as
one of the many events of the
Speak-Out (staff information)
forum, the facility decided that it
would be a great idea to raffle off
the chance to win a paid day off
from work. Tickets were sold for
$2 each, and the response was
fantastic. Employees raised $700
for the children. The GEO Corpo-
ration matched that $700, raising
the total to $1,400.
In the past, Moore Haven Cor-
rectional Facility purchased back-
packs for Glades County students,
and then filled them with school
supplies. This year the facility
decided that it would be best to
present the Glades County School
Board with a check, allowing the
two elementary schools to decide
how to best meet the needs of
their students. The check was pre-
sented at the July school board
meeting.


Submitted to INI/Tracy Whirls


Moore Haven Correctional Facility representatives presented Glades County Schools with a
check for $1,400. From left to right, Wayne Aldrich, superintendent of schools, Major David
Lee, Jim Brickel, principal of Moore Haven Elementary School, Larry Luckey, principal of
West Glades Elementary School, and Rick Herbert, program director of Moore Haven Cor-
rectional Facility.


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Lake
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tors that impact the lake's water
level and water quality, such as
pumping stations and filter sta-
tions placed strategically through-
out the area.
The WSE plan was intended to
be dynamic enough to accommo-
date for everyone, with a "flexible
schedule" that engineers believed
would prevent any serious prob-
lems such as the one they are fac-
ing now. Unfortunately, the WSE
was "woefully inadequate",
according to Carpenter.
"In July of 2000, we came up
with a deviation that would estab-
lish a foundation for a reliable, but
flexible WSE," said Carpenter.
"What we did not expect nor
account for was the event of four
hurricanes dumping the high
amount of water that we got, and
now we're in a situation that will
have to be fixed, and; unfortu-
nately, we can't promise that
everyone is going to be satisfied
with the way we fix it," said Car-
penter.
Carpenter gave a detailed
description of the effect of the
hurricanes from the Corps' per-
speclive, indicating that the lake's
water level was measured at a,
low of 12.8 feet prior to Hurricane
Charley. That water level shot up
to 18.2 after Ihe devastating
storm, which dumped most of its
:.water in the Kissimmee River
watershed, which drains all of its
contents into Lake Okeechobee
from Central Florida.
A hurricane of the: same
strength of Hurricane Katrina


Hooky
Continued From Page 1
These thin stems branch several
times with multiple side "arms"
on which the flowers are borne.
The five-petal star-like flowers
are less than an inch wide cen-
tered witti a small cluster of gold-
en-yellow stamens. These small
snow-white faces seem to be
smiling and humbly grateful for
being noticed.
Sabatia brevafolia is an annu-
al, mostly unpredictable. It is true
that to a point, the Alva Flower
has been found in more or less.
the .same locations but sadly
enough their numbers arte less
and less each year. Time was
when old back roads into this
part of the world boasted long
roadside ribbons of these fragile
flowers, but that was then, not
now. Although an annual, it
might be thought that seeds
would spread, thus there would
be more sabatias.
However, for whatever rea-
sons inr this particular region
there numbers are fewer and
fewer. Again, for whatever rea-
sons,-it's a fact that the minute
seeds. of the Alva Flower -- as
well as many other wildflowers
-- have been known to lie dor-
mant for as long as several years
before springing to life. And that
is the case with sabatia. Small.
clumps seem to appear in odd


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Safety
Continued From Page 1.
tots and sexual offenders at tem-
porary emergency shelters." If
adopted, the county ordinance
would establish better means for
keeping emergency evacuees out
of close proximity to dangerous
individuals. There rMay be a Slight
redundancy of the law, since-tie
State of Florida already bans such
individuals' from emergency shel-
ters. However, this vas not
addressed by the commission,
which voted to approve the ordi-
nance The ordinance had been


would not cause the same situa-
tion as experienced in New
Orleans, Carpenter said. He gave
confident assurance that the state
of the levees around the lake is in
prime condition, and that "what
happened in New Orleans can-
not, and will not happen here."
Others were not so sure about
Carpenter's promise. "I have seen
instances in which that levee has
leaked, and when you mention
that the levee will withstand a Cat-
egory 3, Category 4, or Category
5, I just don't believe the levee is
capable of withstanding that,"
said Alan Hammock, who owns
and operates a family farming
facility within a stone's throw
from the Okeechobee dike.
"(Carpenter) mentioned funds
being sent to help the projects
being headed by the Corps of
Engineers to build a better system
in New Orleans. I hope it's clear to
everyone involved that those
funds could have been much bet-
ter spent preparing the system
before the hurricane, and I hope
you take action to do that here,"
said Hammock.
Carpenter outlined a plan to
alleviate the high levels of pollu-
tants in the lake that would be
implemented over a period of sev-
eral decades. The Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan,
known as CERP, is currently in
year five, and is expected to be
completed over a period of 30
years. Carpenter said the $1.5 bil-
lion project would start to make
visible differences within 10 years.
The immediacy of the lake's
problems provides a stark con-
trast to Carpenter's long-term
solution, and begs for a more


and strange places from year to
year, far from where they've been
seen in other years.
The old, old story of the Alva
Flower is in the official church
record book of the Alva United
Methodist Church, the time being
more than a century ago.
Quoting from that record
book, the story goes: Captain
Peter Nelson, A Dane, acquired a
tract of land on the north side of
The Caloosahatchee (a few miles
from a place known as Fort Sim-
mons during one of the Indian
struggles). Being a bachelor,
without heirs, he decided to build
a city, so he had a map made of
his property, streets named, lots
designated for a church and other
public buildings, etc. A tiny white
flower spread over the warm
earth, so the Captain, a botanist
as well as, 0 navigator, accepted
the name, which nature (and the
Danish language) supplied, and
called his town "Alva".
A fitting tribute to Captain
Peter Nelson's little white flower
for which the hamlet of Alva was
named came about through the
efforts of the late Mrs. Alice Eng-
lish of Alva, and the late Dr. Mar-
garet Gregory also of Alva. Note
cards were printed and sold to
-assure a continuing source of
income for the continuing
upkeep of the Alva Museum, a
combined project of the Alva Gar-
den Club and the Alva Library
Association. The cards are


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passed in Highlands County. The
draft of the ordinance from that
county was presented to the
Glades BOCC, with just a simple
name change from Highlands to
Glades.
A similar ordinance is in action
other nearby communities,
where concerns over sex offend-
ers have also become too much
to ignore. A proposed. ordinance
for the City of Clewiston will
establish residency prohibition..
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee asked the commission to
consider adopting an ordinance
that would require registered sex
offenders to reside at least 2500


expeditious and effective plan.
Okeechobee-based commercial
and private fishing businesses are
suffering, and the quality of the
Okeechobee ecosystem is quickly
deteriorating.
Mary Ann Martin helped eluci-
date the state of the fishing indus-
try on the lake. "An ecologist went
out onto the lake to study the fish
populations, and he found no
yearlings in any of the samples he
looked at," said Martin. "This indi-
cates that there was not any sign
of a fish spawn happening in the
last year," she said. "There have
been fish kills reported in a lot of
places, and it is my worst fear that
I might get a 6 a.m. telephone call
from one of the fishing guides
telling me that there are fish float-
ing dead all over the lake," said
Martin.
"Not only do I fear this due to
my business, but I fear it for the
state of Florida. If nothing is done
to stop what's happening, I think
the entire country could feel the
impact of this situation," said Mar-
tin.
She added that just last year, a
popular fishing magazine listed
Lake Okeechobee as the greatest
bass fishing destination in the U.S,
This year, however, the same lake
was not even listed within the top
10 fishing areas in Florida alone.
All information related to this
meeting was publicized on the
Corps' Web site under the Lake
Okeechobee topics link. Com-
ments may also be mailed to Nel-
son Colon, ATTN: Planning Divi-
sion, 701 San Marco Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32207. E-mail
comments may be sent on or
before Nov. 11.


imprinted with a full picture of
sabatia, the Alva Flower, a gift of
Dr. Luther W. Oehlbeck.
On the return trek from our
adventure, tucked beneath the
pines alongside scattered wax
myrtles and miles of tangled wild
grapevines, a small grouping of
this year's first Florida sunflowers
were nodding in wind. These
bright golden flowers stand up to
three feet tall with multiple
blooms to their sturdy stems. So
far, they have not been properly
identified as to a botanical name,
being called Florida sunflowers,
Florida daisies and even black-
eyed Susans.
As learned a botanist as the
late Dr. Gregory was, in the last
year of her life, she told me she
had not been able to identify this
flower to her satisfaction. How-
ever, she did say that it is defi-
nitely in the common sunflower
family. Nevertheless, these daisy-
like flowers up to two inches
wide, literally bloom by the mil-
lions in several locations in
Glades County.
Two .of the largest stands are
on Route 78 east of Route 29 and
on Route 78 going into Lakeport,
They are usually in full flower in
mid-October. Unfortunately,
some years these vast explosions
of the Florida sunflower show
themselves not atall. And so far,
no proof has surfaced as to
whether they are perennial or
annual. It is believed, however,


Panthers
Continued From Page 1
highlight of the event. Media Spe-
cialist, Mrs. Stella Luckey, says ..
that one of the benefits of the
book fair is that the library
receives new books for everyone,
to enjoy. The greater the sales, the
more books the school acquires
to fill the library shelves.
Since West Glades opened in
August 2004, over $1,000 in books
has been added to the library
through book fair proceeds alone.
This year, the book fair was open
on a Saturday morning, which
allowed numbers of parents and
community members to attend.
Book fair events will be scheduled
throughout the schoolyear.
The PTO of West Glades con-
tinues its very active support of
this new school.
Last year the PTO purchased a
carnival-style popcorn popper
and a snow cone machine with
funds they had raised from vari-
ous school activities. These pur-
chases will result in many years of
use for many students.
The West Glades Parent-
Teacher group meets the first
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
in the media center. The next
meeting is Nov. 1.


feet away from a school or any
other place where children are to
be regularly present. The ordi-
nance would also prohibit sexual
predators from using public shel-
ters during hurricanes or other
disasters, providing them shelters .
at the county jail instead. .
There are currently eight regis-
tered sex offenders in Glades
County. These include one sexual
predator, Nathaniel Kelly, who
has been charged with lewd
assault and sexual battery to a vic-
tim under age 16. Kelly is being
held in the Glades County Jail in
Moore Haven.


Community Briefs


Katrina relief efforts
Pioneer First Baptist church is
helping with Katrina Relief For
Collins Mississippi. Only 20 percent
of the town and surrounding com-
munities have power even now.
They are in GREAT need of EVERY-
THING! For information, contact
Debra Rourks at 983-3480 (day-
time). Contact the Church/pastor
983-0900 evenings only.
Relief efforts
Joyner Development Group is
sponsoring the Martin family and
neighbors from Gulfport Mississip-
pi. Will we be making weekly trips
with supplies to those who cannot
get out any and all contributions or
donations will be delivered directly
to the victims. They are in desper-
ate need of food, clothes, money
and household items. Donations
may be dropped off at Ahern's BP
Shop in Moore Haven you may also
contact Diana Joyner at 227-0181
or Rhoda Planty at 227-0109. And
thanks in advance for all your help
and support.
Audition open
for soccer mom
The Firehouse Cultural Center
in LaBelle still needs one lady for.
its' upcoming play (Soccer Moms)
starting Oct. 21. If you would like to
tryout for this play please call Mike
at 675-6799.
Help needed for
hurricane victims
American Legion Post 20 is
accepting non-perishable :items for


that their roots, which are mas-
sive and thick, do retain life from
year to year. But why they
appear in some years and not in
others remains a mystery to
those of us who hunger to see
them every year.
And it must be admitted that a
small clump on the edge of hun-
dreds of acres that were bloom-
ing a few years ago (across the
road west of Curry Island) was
carefully dug and immediately
replanted simply to try to start
them in another part of Glades
County but the effort was a
total failure. The sturdy stems
died down right away, as did the
sunny faces, and not a trace of
them reappeared the next year or
any year since. Even at more or
less three dollars a gallon for gas,
these purely golden gardens of
nature are worth driving the short
distance to see.
Playing hooky can be a grand
adventure -'most any time.


the victims of Hurricane Katrina. If
you would like to help by making a
donation the legion is located at
101 SE Avenue D, in Belle Glade.
The hall will be open after 4 p.m.
every day until further notice. Some
of the items needed are diapers,
jars of baby food, water, tarps,
rope, flashlights, batteries, blan-
kets, canned meats, vegetables,
juices, bug spray, etc.
Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes
began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Department
1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida
33975. The class is a seven-week
course that will meet on Wednes-
days. If you have any questions
please call Lasheba at 674-4056
Ext. 128.
-Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of noon-2:30 p.m. You can
contact Tera or Linda at the Center
for Independent Living at (941)
766-8333 in Charlotte County to
find out the days that they will be


available in those areas.
Family caregiver
support group meetings
In August will feature discus-
sions with Center for Independent
Living representative in LaBelle,
Moore Haven and Clewiston with
information about the center and
what services it provides. Take
advantage of this free service to
inform yourselves about how the
center can help people with disabil-
ities achieve independence and self
determination in their lives. All
meetings take place from 4-5 p.m.
at local Senior Connections offices:
Call 946-1821 in Moore Haven, 983-
7088 in Clewiston, and 675-1446 in
Labelle, for more information.
GCSOis now
accepting applications
The Glades County Sheriff
Office is now accepting applica-
tions for a part-time position (food
service) Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day. Three times each day, break-
fast 5:45 a.m., lunch 10:45 a.m. and
dinner 5 p.m. Applicants must have
a valid Florida Driver's License.
Hourly rate $7.25. Applications
may be picked up at the-Glades
County Sheriff Office, 599 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, Florida or call (863)
946-1600.


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Moore Haven season totals


Scoring TD
Rod Huggins 4
Nate Kelly 2
Barrett
Ringstaff 2
Jerrell Smith 2
Casey Platt 1
Willie Grant
Richard
Anderson
Team Season
Totals: 8
Scoring (Kick) PAT
Barrett Ringstaff 4
Team Season Totals: 4
Rushing Num Yds
Rod Huggins 53
Nate Kelly 74
Jerrell Smith 54
Barrett
Ringstaff 26 226
Willie Grant 27
Clinton
Campbell 6
Antwonne
McCloud 1 -3
Team Season
Totals: 241 1515
Receiving Num
Casey Platt 3
Richard
Anderson 1
Robert Barnes 2
Nate Kelly 3
Rod Huggins 1
Jerrell Smith 4
Team Season
Totals: 14 149
Passing Cmp Att Cm
Antwonne


XP Tot
38
2 20
4 16
12
6
6
2 2


mp


6
Tot
4
4
Avg
428
391
322
8.69
114
37
-3.00
6.29
Yds
84
22
15
13
8
7
10.64
Yds


100
Pts
.7
.5
TD
8.08
5.28
5.96
2
4.22
6.17


15
Avg
28.00
22.00
7.50
4.33
8.00
1.75
1
Int


189.4
TD
1


18.6
TDQB Rat Y/G


McCloud 5
Rod Huggins 8
Nate Kelly 2
Team Season
Totals: 15
Total Offense
Rod Huggins
Nate Kelly
Jerrell Smith
Barrett '
Ringstaff
Antwonne
McCloud
Willie Grant
Clinton
Campbell
Team Season
Totals:
All Purpose
Rod Huggins
Nate Kelly
Jerrell Smith
Barrett
Ringstaff
Willie Grant
Casey Platt
Clinton
Campbell
Richard
Anderson
Robert Barnes
Antwonne
McCloud
Team Season
Totals:
PAT (Kick)
Barrett
Ringstaff
Team Season
Totals:


12 -.417
28 .286
3 .667
43 .349
Rush
428
391
322
226
-3
114
37
1515
Rush
428
391
322
226
114

37



-3
1515
Made
4


118 1 1
29 3 0
0 0 0
147 4 1
Pass Tot
29 457
0 391
322
226
118 115
114
37
147 1662
Rec Tot
8 436
13 404
7 329
226
114
84 84
37
22 22
15 15


149
Att
8


Gators defeat


St. John Neuman


37.7
19.2
16.3
12.3
207.8
Yds/G
62.3
57.7
47.0
37.7
16.3
28.0
12.3
11.0
15.0
-.5
208.0


4 8 .500


Terriers drop fourth straight contest


By Bill Fabian

MOORE HAVEN The Moore
Haven Terriers hosted Evangelical
Christian with hopes that they
could hold a Sentinel team at bay
while keeping their playoff hopes
alive by picking up a district win
and having Glades Day still left to
play. The Terriers also hoped to
avoid losing their fourth straight
since their lone victory against Hol-
lywood Christian on Sept. 16, but
neither would come to fruition.
However, despite a strong
home field showing and putting up
the second-highest number of
points in a single game this season,
the Terriers could not defend
against the Sentinels who over-
powered the Moore Haven defense
and went home with a 46-20 victo-
ry over the Terriers.
Evangelical Christian (6-2, 1-1)
played patient, deliberate football


during the District A-6 match up,
and were successful in holding
back the Terriers (1-7, 0-2), who
appeared intent upon winning the
key district game Friday.
Evangelical quarterback Colt
Franklin peppered the Terriers' sec-
ondary for 146 yards passing and
three touchdowns. Evangelical
wide out Jarred Duke caught
touchdown passes of 52 and 19
yards and ran for a 10-yard score for
ECS.
The Terriers defense could not
stop the driving ECS offense. On
their first offensive possession, the
Sentinels ran the ball 10 times for
70 yards, culminating in a 25-yard
touchdown burst by running back
Calan Lynch.
Moore Haven responded on the
next drive with a 27-yard touch-
down run by quarterback Rod
Huggins. Barrett Ringstaff's extra-
point attempt was no good, leaving


the Sentinels with a 7-6 lead..
Frustrated by turnovers all sea-
son, the Terriers missed an oppor-
tunity to take the lead after their first
score. ECS's Duke returned the
Moore Haven kickoff 70 yards to
the Terriers' five-yard line before
being dragged down from behind.
Moore Haven's defense stopped
the Sentinels on a fourth-and-goal
at the one-yard line, but ECS recov-
ered a Terriers' fumble on the next
play and capitalized on the error
with a one-yard Ty Turner touch-
down run.
On their next two possessions,
the Sentinels went to the air. A 38-
yard pass from Franklin to Lynch
set up Duke's touchdown run,
which made the score 20-6. A 34-
yard pass to Daniel Lynch set up a
three-yard touchdown pass to tight
end Evan Cooper, which gave the
Sentinels an insurmountable, 27-6
lead.


Brian Lynch said the success of
his team's passing game was a
major reason for its impressive
offensive production.
Moore Haven, which fell to 1-6,
was plagued by arash of untimely
turnovers and penalties. Nate Kelly
led the Terriers in rushing with 86
yards.
The Terriers will rest this week-
end with a bye, and then will pre-
pare for a district match up Oct. 28
against Glades Day, who were one
of the two teams to beat Evangeli-
cal this year.
Moore Haven's playoff hopes
were dashed, but will likely look
forward to the contest against
Glades. Day who has already
secured a playoff appearance. The
Terriers could still play spoiler to the
Gators' bid for the district champi-
onship, as only Moore Haven
stands in the way of a perfect dis-
trict record for the Gators.


Clewiston squeaks their way by Pope John Paul


By Jeff Barwick

BOCA RATON The Clewis-
ton Tigers rallied against an upstart
Pope John Paul II team and came
from behind to win 12-10 in a key
district match up. Tiger tailback
junior Jamal Hubert swept around
the right side for a 14-yard score
with 6:09 remaining in the game to
provide the winning margin.
Hubert had scored the first Tiger
touchdown on a five-yard burst late
in the third period after a scoreless
first half. The victory put the Tigers
at 2-0 in district play and in the dri-
ver's seat for the championship.
The Tigers and the Eagles
entered the game with identical 3-3
overall records, but the Eagles were
1-1 in district play. The game was a
hard hitting event with the Tigers
hurting themselves by losing two
fumbles to kill drives and getting
penalized nine times for 105 yards.
Eagles kicker Alex .Ruoff, who
had missed three earlier field goal
attempts finally nailed a 25-yard
attempt to put the Eagles on top 10-
6 in the last minutes of the third
quarter.
Tiger quarterback John Melton,
subbing for regular starter Jared
Combass who is out for the season


Scores

Clewiston
Bishop Verot
Scoring Summar
Third Quarter:
Clewiston: Jam,
failed)
Pope John Paul
(Alex Ruoff kick)
Fourth Quarter:
Pope John Paul
field goal
Clewiston: Jams
failed)
Clewiston
First Downs
Rushes/Total
35/112
Passing Yards
Compl/Att/Int
Punts/Avg
Fumbles/Lost
Penalty/Yds
Clewiston Stat Le
Rushing: Jamal I
Passing: John M
Receiving: Warre
with a broken c
Bishop Verot


20 carries and Melton added 74
yards on 11 attempts.
1 2 3 4 Total The Tiger defense was the dif-
ference in the contest, rising to the
0 0 6 6 12 challenge to stop the Eagles on
0 0 7 3 10 three deep drives into Tiger territo-
ry ry, each of which ended in a missed
al Hubert 5 run (run field goal. Clewiston literally
dodged bullets as all of the
II: Jake Walker 5 run attempts had the distance but were
just slightly off the mark. The
defense had to rise again to thwart
two late Eagle drives and forced
II: Alex Ruoff 25-yard turnovers with fumble recoveries
al Hubert 12 run (run by Jasper Hunter and Jeremiah
Askew.
Pope John Paul II Coach Tommy Morrell said,
14 14 "Well, we took an ugly win tonight
44/248 and, while a win is a win, I'm still
disappointed in our performance.
8 86 We made entirely too many mental
1/5/0 N3/4/0 mistakes on blocking assignments
4/2 2/2 and our tackling on defense was
9/105 4/30 not consistent. We've got to wrap
>aders: and finish our tackles. If we hadn't
Hubert, 20/103 yards forced those two late fumble
lelton, 1/5/0/8 yards recoveries, it likely would have
en Wood, 1/8 yards been a different outcome."
This week the Tigers have
collarbone from the another district game when Inlet
game, and Hubert Grove comes to Cane Field for a 7


provided the Tigers with a running
attack that ate up clock time.
Hubert finished with 103 yards on


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p.m. contest. The game was origi-
nally scheduled as an away game
but Inlet Grove was unable to
arrange for a game site and
requested that the game be moved
to Clewiston.


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE The luck of
the Celtics wouldn't hold up
against the Glades Day Gators
Oct. 14 as the Gators handed
their district rivals from St. John
Neumann their first loss of the
season to give Glades Day a deci-
sive advantage in the district
standings.
The Gators strung together
their fifth straight victory with
their 18-0 shutout over the Celtics
on Gator Field and picked up
their second district victory after
defeating Evangelical Sept. 30.
The only team standing in the
way of the Gators claiming the
district championship are the
struggling Terriers from Moore
Haven who will host the Gators
Oct. 28 in Moore Haven.
Once again it would be Frank
Lugo who would put up the first
Gator touchdown of the night.
Lugo, who posted over 200 yards
of rushing against American Her-
itage last week, wodld break the
100-rushing mark with 131 yards
on 20 carries. Lugo also played a
part in all three of the Gator
scores last week running for
two and throwing for one on a
halfback option and would
again this past week against the
Celtics after finding the end zone
three times for the Gators.
Lugo scored on an 18-yard
run in the first quarter, which
would be the only score of the
first half. Lugo scored touch-
downs in both the third and
fourth quarters with runs of one-
yard and 23 yards respectively.
All three point after attempts
failed following the touchdowns,
as the Gators still struggle with
special teams.
"We definitely have some
kicking issues as far as our field
goals and point after attempts,"
said head coach Craig Dobson.
"It's something we are going to
work hard on this week and
we'll make some changes, not
so much in personnel, but in
techniques."
The Gators have locked up
their playoff appearance for the
2005-2006 season despite having
three games left on their sched-
ule and have done it with a back-
up quarterback in Brandon
Smith, although starting quarter-
back Josh McGregor was finally
.back on the field for the, Gators
for this victory, and a Gator
defense that has been relentless.
The Gator defense destroyed


American Heritage last week and
chalked up a shut out against the
previously undefeated Celtics in
allowing just 84 yards of passing,
63 of which came off one play,
and held the Celtic ground attack
to minus two yards.
Defensively, the Gators forced
three turnovers two intercep-
tions and one fumble while stiff-
ening to prevent points when the
Gator offense turned the ball
over three times.
"I'm really happy with the
way our defense is playing," said
coach Dobson. "The difference
right now compared to the
beginning of the season as these
guys are just playing harder and
learning their assignments. You
have to remember that this is a
young defense. We only have
two seniors on our defense.
They are learning and they're
playing harder."
The Gators look to King's
Academy Oct. 21. The Gators
knocked King's Academy out of
the playoffs last year and coach
Dobson is expected their next
opponents to come out playing
hard.
"It's going to be a good foot-
ball game," he said. "They aren't
going to forget who knocked
them out of the playoffs last year
and they are going to come to
play."
McGregor has one game
under his belt after coming back
from an injury that forced him to
the sidelines for four of Glades
Day's six games. McGregor went
to the air 13 times this week, con-
nected on seven passes for 145
yards and tossed one pick.
With McGregor back in the
lineup, it legitimizes the Gator air
attack, which will only compli-
ment a solid running game.
Lugo led the gators with his 131
yards and three touchdowns on
20 carries. Ricky Reitz ran for 67
yards on seven carries and Lloyd
Monds rushed for 20 yards on
five carries.
McGregor spread the ball
around well to his receivers. He
found Travis Hendry three times
for 66 yards, Andrew Boccanfu-
so twice for 34 yards, Lugo once
ffor 45 yards, and Reitz once for
two yards.
In all, the Gators tallied 145
yards in the air and 217 yards.on
the ground for 362 yards of
offense *tfile holding the Celtics.
to just 82 yards of total offense.
The Gators host King's Acad-
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Oct. 21: King's Academy,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
p.m.


By Nina G. Wills
Robert "Rah Rah" Love led the
Pahokee Blue Devils to their
biggest rout this year defeating
John Carroll 49-0. The Blue Dev-
ils' defense forced the Rams to
punt on their first possession of
the game giving the' Devils'
offense the ball at mid-field.
The Devils took advantage of
the short field and had a first and
goal at the four-yard line three
plays later. Ricky Gary scored the
first Devils' touchdown of the
night. The PAT by Jose Rodriguez
was good and Devils led the
Rams 7-0 with 8:05 remaining in
the first half.
On the Blue Devils' second
possession of the game, the
offense mixed the plays up with
Love throwing to Tanoris Jones
for a first down and Janoris Jenk-
ins running for the next first
down. Pahokee's offensive selec-
tion led to Love hooking up with
Martavious Odoms on a play-
action pass that was good for a
46-yard strike to for a touchdown.
The play was a repeat of Odoms'
touchdown last week against
Royal Palm Beach. Odoms sim-
ply beat the defender and was
wide open to make the quick
score. Love ran the two-point
conversion in on a bootleg put-
ting the Devils up 15-0 to end the
first quarter of play.
The Rams were able to put get


Pahokee linebacker Rudy Robinson (#8) makes a key tackle in the first half. Robinson led
the Devils defense.


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a first down at their own 20-yard
line at the beginning of the sec-
ond quarter and worked their
way into Blue Devils' territory. On
a key fourth down, Devil line-
backer Rudy Robinson made a
tackle on the Rams running back,
stopping him short of the first
down. Pahokee got the ball back
on their own 30-yard line and
Jenkins came in as the running
back to pick up a quick first
down.
Love again stood strong in the
pocket connecting with Odoms
for a 20-yard gain. Jenkins
capped the drive off with a 25-
yard touchdown run and Love
threw to tight end Un'Tavious
Scott for the two-point conver-
sion. The Blue Devils stretched
their lead 23-0.
The Blue Devils defense
would prove to be too much for
the Rams again. The Devils
forced the Rams to punt and
Robinson got a hand on the ball.
On the next play from scrim-
mage, Robert "Rah Rah" Love
threw a beautiful pass to Tamar-
cus Porter who eluded several
Rams' defenders and hauled the
ball into the end zone. The Blue
Devils entered half time with a 30-
0 lead. The Blue Devils had the
ball five times and scored four
touchdowns in the first half.
Unfortunately for the Rams,
the explosive Blue Devils' offense
would have many more big plays
in the second half. On the first
play from scrimmage to start the
third quarter, Love hit Nikita

Team Statistics
Robert Love was 8-of-11 for 268
yards and three touchdowns.
Anthony Sheppard was 4-of-4 for 46
yards.
Tamarcus Porter had one reception
for 83 yards and one TD.
Nikita White had one reception for 62
yards and one TD.
Martavious Odoms had two recep-
tions for 61 yards and one TD.
Tanoris Jones had four receptions for
62 yards.
Derrick Bouie had two receptions for
29 yards.
Antavious Wilson had two receptions
for 17 yards.
Ricky Gary rushed nine times for 56
yards and two TDs.
Janoris Jenkins rushed three times
for 46 yards and one TD.
Vincent Smith rushed two times for
five yards and one TD.


Raiders' unbeaten streak continues


BELLE GLADE The seem-
ingly unstoppable Raiders made
the hometown crowd quite
happy last Friday with a resound-
ing win against Cardinal Gib-
bons.
Gibbons faced an aggressive
Glades Central team intent on
grabbing the victory. The Raiders

Sports Briefs

Bass Busters
CLEWISTON Bass Buster
October Tournaments are next
weekend, Oct. 22-23. Silver Divi-
sion, Saturday Oct. 22. Two-person
team entry is $90 and includes Big
Bass. Gold Division, Sunday Oct.
23. Two-person team entry is $140
and includes Big Bass. Both tourna-
ments are being held in Clewiston
and entries can be accepted up
until the tournament begins. The
tournaments run from safelight to 3
p.m. each day and the weigh-ins
are held at Roland & Mary Ann
Martin's Marina. For all members
remember October participants get
extra points for fishing. For More
Information Contact Chris Fickey at
(941) 232-9539.
Fishing/boating
swap meeting
First annual Scott Martin's
Anglers Marina fishing/boating
swap meeting is taking place on
Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Please call the marina to sign
up for a table (863) 983-2128.
Baseball and Softball
season begins
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball is get-
ting geared up for the 2006 season.
Anyone who is interested in being a
board member, coach or volunteer
is invited to a meeting on Oct. 18 at
7 p.m. at The Clewiston Methodist
Church. If anyone has any ques-
tions you can call Tabitha Yebba at
228-4208, Lisa Thomas 983-7992 or
Shelia Mills 983-5932 after 5 p.m.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come
to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed
on your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informa-
tive and confidential boat inspec-
tion. A vessel safety check decal will
be placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


.won, 52-10.
The brunt of the team's offen-
sive efforts came in the form of
Raider sophomore Deandre Hol-
ley, whose 72 rushing yards, two
touchdowns and 113 passing
yards gave the team a decisive
advantage in the game.
But quarterback Bryan Mann,
as he often does, also contributed
to the game, going 8-for-14 for
160 yards with a touchdown pass.


Mann connected with Deonte
Thompson for a 48-yard touch-
down pass early in the game.
Mann also did a little running,
scoring off a seven-yard touch-
down run before Holley took
over in the second half.
Cardinal Gibbons stood by as
the Raiders continued racking up
the points, scoring three addi-
tional touchdowns in the first
quarter, setting up the win and
helping the team extend its unde-


feated record. The Raiders are
now 6-0 for the season.
The Raiders were set to play
Palm Beach Central on Tuesday,
a game that had been indefinitely
postponed following Hurricane
Katrina. The make-up game is
followed by tomorrow night's
match-up against Jensen Beach.
The Raiders then have anoth-
er game before facing home-
town rivals Pahokee in the annu-
al Muck Bowl Nov. 4.


away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (homecom-
ing),home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away
Clewiston High School
TigerFootball:
Oct. 21: Inlet Grove, *home
(*Location changed)
Oct. 28: St. Andrews, home
Nov. 4: Okeechobee, home
Glades Central Football
Oct. 14: Cardinal Gibbons,
home
Oct. 21: Jensen Beach, away
Oct. 28: Monarch High School,
home
Nov. 1: Pahokee High School,
Home


White for a 62-yard touchdown
pass. The PAT was no good. The
Devils defense forced another
Rams' punt. Gary's quick burst of
speed gained 28 yards on two
plays moving the chains for the
Blue Devils. On a third and goal
from the two-yard line, Gary ran
straight up the middle for his sec-
ond touchdown of the night.
Pahokee ended the third quarter
with a 42-0 lead.
On Pahokee's next posses-
sion, back-up quarterback Antho-
ny Sheppard entered the game
and led the offense to another
scoring drive. Sheppard connect-
ed with Derrick Bouie on two
plays for 29 yards. Freshman run-
ning back Vincent Smith capped
the drive from four yards out for
the Blue Devils' seventh touch-
down of the night.
This Blue Devils team has just


exploded offensively in its last
two games. Love has shown his
senior leadership, patiently wait-
ing for his receivers to break
away from defenders. The execu-
tion of the team both offensively
and defensively has been superb.
For most Devils' players this
game was a chance to show off
their talent, speed, and ability. But
for Blue Devils senior outside
linebacker Kadero Hutchinson,
this was his chance to play.
Kadero has been out all season
with an ankle injury, but played
late in the third quarter. Hutchin-
son has been a factor on the side-
lines all season encouraging his
teammates even though he could
not be on the field. It was good to
see Hutchinson on the field Fri-
day night. The Blue Devils next
game is at Cardinal Newman.
The game will start at 7:30 p.m.


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Sugar harvesting underway for Bryant Mill plant


CLEWISTON Although the
2005-2006 harvest season was
delayed several days due to rain,
U.S. Sugar began harvesting sug-
arcane today on its eastern farms
for delivery to the Bryant Mill.
Harvest on the western farms for
delivery to the Clewiston Mill is
scheduled to begin next week.
With the harvest season expected
to run 172 days, the company is
scheduled to harvest 168,658
acres, yielding an estimated 6.3-
million tons of cane. Last year's
storm-riddled season produced
5.9 million tons.
"Although we continue to have
cane damage from the unprece-
dented hurricanes and heavy
rains last season, we had a good
growing season this summer and
are looking forward to a more
normal harvest," said Robert
Coker, senior vice president, pub-
lic affairs of Clewiston, Florida
based U.S. Sugar. "Even as har-
vest and processing begin, con-
struction continues as we expand
and modernize our Clewiston Mill
and Refinery. When completed in


2007, our Clewiston sugar pro-
cessing operations will be among
the largest and most efficient in
the world," Coker stated.
According to Coker, recent free
trade agreements and ongoing
negotiations with additional
sugar-producing foreign coun-
tries mean more foreign sugar
entering the U.S. market. The
increased efficiency of the new
milling operations is aimed at
ensuring that U.S. Sugar is com-
petitive into the future.
At a time when world sugar
prices are at a decade high,
domestic sugar prices remain sta-
ble. Though the deadly storm sea-
sons of the past two years have
caused significant losses among
Florida and Louisiana sugar pro-
ducers, they have had virtually no
effect on consumer sugar prices
- a fact directly attributable to
U.S. sugar policy, said Coker.
"These natural catastrophes,
combined with increasing U.S.
sugar consumption, could have
led to a real crisis," noted Coker.
"Yet sugar supplies and prices


have remained stable, because
U.S. sugar policy is flexible and
effective. If our nation's oil policy
worked as well as sugar policy
does, we wouldn't see those price
spikes at the gas pump."
Last year, Florida suffered an
unprecedented four hurricanes,
costing the state's sugar growers
- who produce one quarter of
the nation's sugar supply 30
percent of their crops and some
$300 million in lost revenues. This
year, southern Louisiana's sugar-
cane crop was devastated. First
hurt by Katrina, growers were hit
even harder by Rita, which
brought saltwater 15 miles inland
and flooded crops under six feet
of water. The storms could cost
Louisiana sugar producers as
much as three-quarters of their
crop, a loss that could be felt for
years.
Immediately following Katri-
na, the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture allowed the release of an
industry-funded surplus sugar
reserve of 500,000 tons, and then
increased imports by about


200,000 tons. As a result, sugar
prices to individual consumers
and food companies, already
nearly a third lower than those of
other developed countries, will
stay stable.
The U.S. the world's largest
consumer of sugar and natural
sweeteners produces more
than 80 percent of these supplies
in a domestic free market that
operates at no cost to taxpayers. If
U.S. farmers produce more sugar
than they are allowed to sell,
based on annual government esti-
mates, they store the surplus at
their own expense. In times of
unforeseen shortages caused by
events such as hurricanes,
domestic surpluses and addition-
al imports address any shortfalls.
"U.S. sugar policy helps level
the playing field for efficient
domestic producers," Coker said.
"Without this policy, cheap for-
eign sugar imports could drive
domestic producers out of busi-
ness, making the U.S. completely
dependent on imported sugar.
And if our experience with


imported oil has taught us any- as possible over products that are
thing, it's the importance of essential to our economy and our
retaining as much independence people."


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Citrus greening -


During the past few weeks,
local citrus growers have been lis-
tening closely to the mass media,
fearing the much-dreaded news
that a new disease is in our neigh-
borhood. Unfortunately, it's on our
southern doorstep. On a 1-10 scale,
if Citrus Canker is a "three," Citrus
Greening is an imperfect "10".
Last week the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture reported that
some residential trees in Palm
Beach and Martin Counties have
been infected with citrus greening.
One of these sites is on the Mar-
tin/St. Lucie line, which puts it too
darn close to our area. It's time to
learn about this new threat to our
struggling citrus industry.
This past August, an entomolo-
gist with the Florida Division of
Plant Industry was conducting a
citrus pest survey in Homestead.
Two citrus trees in separate loca-
tions showed symptoms of citrus
greening. Shortly after that, another
residential site of this disease was
found on the Dade Broward Coun-


ty border. Lab tests have confirmed
that we have a new battle to win.
By early last week, 161 trees on
140 properties in Miami-Dade and
Broward Counties have been iden-
tified with this bacterial disease,
not including the Palm Beach and
Martin finds. The fear is that there
is more out there, just waiting for
surveys to uncover it.
Citrus greening is also known by
its Asia name of huanglongbing, or
yellow dragon disease. It is a bacter-
ial disease that attacks the vascular
system of plants. Once infected,
there is no cure for a tree with citrus
greening disease. In areas of the
world where citrus greening is
found, citrus trees decline and die
within a few years. This deadly dis-
ease does not affect humans or ani-
mals, only certain plants.
The bacteria are usually trans-
mitted by insects know as citrus
psyllids. In June 1998, the insect
that carries the Asian strain of cit-
rus greening (Diaphorina citri)
was found for the first time in the


another threat to agriculture


U.S. in Delray Beach the inspec-
tor found no citrus greening infec-
tion at that time.
Because of the extreme threat
to Florida citrus, the Department of
Agriculture has been conducting a
citrus greening survey for many
years. Once the Asian citrus psyllid
was discovered here, citrus green-
ing survey efforts were intensified.
A survey in June 2000 found two
Okeechobee nurseries had plants
with this insect.
State and federal officials have
again intensified the survey to
identify how far this disease has
spread. Experts from the Universi-
ty of Florida and state and federal
agricultural officials are quickly
mobilizing to combat this threat to
our agricultural industry.
Symptoms of citrus greening
disease look like plants with severe
nutritional deficiencies: Yellow
shoots, twig dieback, tree decline
and reduced fruit size and quality.
Often only a single branch is affect-
ed at first. Older. leaves develop


Alico inspectors: More canker


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, was recently
informed by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services that citrus canker was con-
firmed in Alico's 2 X 6 grove located
in Hendry County, Florida.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "This
is the third canker find in our
groves this year. The company's
in-house canker inspectors dis-
covered the disease early and
hopefully the early detection will
minimize the loss."


To date, the three canker finds
have .led to the destruction of
approximately 940 acres of the
company's 11,147 producing citrus
acres.
All of the trees in this grove are
covered under the Federal Crop
Insurance program. A net loss of
approximately $610,000, consisting
of tree development costs and
inventoried costs less tax benefits
and expected .insurance reim-
bursements will be recorded in the
fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 as the
canker existed at that time. Addi-
tionally, under the Florida Canker
Eradication Program, citrus may
not be replanted on the property


until it has been determined that
the property has been canker-free
for two years. Accordingly, the
company is evaluating the property
for its best future use. The 2 X 6
grove is not contiguous to other
company groves.
Citrus canker is a highly conta-
gious bacterial disease of citrus that
causes premature leaf and fruit
drop. Citrus canker causes no
threat to humans, animals or plant
life other than citrus. In order to
eradicate the disease, infected and
exposed trees within 1,900 feet of
the canker find must be removed
and destroyed in accordance with
Florida law.


Florida's Gulf drilling: No solution


Martinez reiterates
that conversation
is the key
WASHINGTON, DC U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
brought before the Senate Ener-
gy and Natural Resources Com-
mittee testimony that expanding
drilling in Florida's portion of the
Gulf of Mexico would have no


impact on current gas prices.
A full committee hearing took
place to receive an update on
hurricanes Katrina and Rita's
effects on the nation's energy
infrastructure and the status of
recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast
region. Senator Martinez ques-
tioned the impact of expanding
drilling in the Gulf.
"Some of my congressional
colleagues insist that the high


price of gasoline is the impetus
for expanding drilling in the Gulf.
I think the public ought to know
the fact that expanding drilling in
the Gulf will have zero impact on
current gas prices," said Mar-
tinez. "Today we heard clearly
from the head of the American
Petroleum Institute that expand-
ing drilling in the Gulf will have
no impact on the current price
crisis."


patches of discoloration. The
inside of the fruit is lopsided and is
inedible due to poor taste. The fruit
will drop off before ripening and
has poor color.
To confirm the presence of this
disease, a complex molecular test
is needed. Infected trees may live
for 5-8 years, but never produce
usable fruit. If allowed to live, the
trees can provide a source of infec-
tion for other plants. Research on
how to deal with this disease is
ongoing, but here's what we know:
A list of the plants that can be
affected by this deadly bacterial
disease include all of the well
know citrus fruit trees, plus a few
other plants that are sometimes
seen as ornamentals in our Florida
Yards: Orange jasmine, jackfruit
and limeberry.
A common landscape bush,
Orange Jasmine has been impli-
cated as a real problem plant, as it
seems to be very attractive to both


the Greening disease and the Cit-
rus Psyllid insect that can carry this
"yellow dragon" from one plant to
another.
The citrus psyllid has spread
around the state on orange jas-
mine plants, and almost all new
insect discoveries were in discount
garden centers.
African citrus psyllids can fly
about a mile, which is an area
almost seven times the quarantine
area for citrus canker. We don't
know the distance that Asian citrus
psyllids can fly. It's thought that if
we can get rid of the insects, we
may not have to cut down as many
trees.
It is thought that South Florida
high-risk areas include farms that
supply local ethnic markets or
those nurseries with a potential
history of importing illegal plant
material.
Please be on the lookout for the
citrus psyllid insect and for citrus


trees that show the symptoms
described above. As with canker, il
you suspect that your plants might
be affected by this disease,
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CITRUS
SAMPLES TO OUR OFFICE! Call us
and talk with one of our agents or
Master Gardeners, who will discus
your situation, and if necessary,
have appropriate authorities visit
your site. With your help,, we can
slay this yellow dragon.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee Web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.eduli

. If you need additional information
on Citrus Greening, please e-mail
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local res-
idents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee Coun ty Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1-5 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


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FOREST KNOLLS, CALIF -
The Taiwanese government has
just announced that it will dis-
mantle 120 tuna longline vessels,
about five percent of its fleet.
Environmentalists are praising
this reduction in the largest long-
line fleet in the Pacific as a boon
for sea turtles, which are injured
and killed by longlines in large
numbers in the Pacific ocean.
"Longline fishing is costly,
inefficient and damages tuna
fisheries. There are just far too
many boats chasing too few fish
and killing far too many sea tur-
tles," said Robert Ovetz, PhD,.
Save the Leatherback Campaign
Coordinator.
It is estimated that more than
1.4 billion longline hooks are set
in the world's oceans every year.
Longline fishing is a technique in
which thousands of baited hooks
are strung on monofilament
lines stretching as far as 60 miles.
Taiwan has the largest number of
longline vessels in the Pacific
with an estimated 2,113 vessels
in the Pacific alone. Japan, which
has the second largest longline


fleet in the Pacific, has also fol-
lowed suit with reductions in
recent years. This summer, the
U.S. even banned fishing for
Pacific bigeye tuna for the rest of
the year because of over fishing.
"Fewer hooks means fewer
turtles, sharks, seabirds, billfish
and marine mammals will be
killed. This is urgently needed if
we are to turn around the
descent of sea turtles and alba-
tross seabirds into extinction,"
Ovetz added.
Recent scientific reports warn
that the 100-million-year-old
Pacific leatherback sea turtles,
whose female nesting popula-
tion has collapsed by 95 percent
since 1980, could go extinct in
the next decade. Nineteen
species of seabirds, including the
black-footed albatross, are also
threatened with extinction by
longlines. An estimated 4.4 mil-
lion turtles, sharks, seabirds, bill-
fish and marine mammals are
injured and killed every year by
longlines in the Pacific. Other
reports have pinpointed longline
fishing as causing an 87-99-per-


cent decline in large pelagic fish
in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico
and the Pacific.
One thousand and seven
international scientists from 97
countries are urging the UN to
implement a moratorium on
longline fishing in the Pacific
Ocean to prevent the extinction
of' the critically endangered
leatherbacl sea turtle. The scien-
tists are joined by 281 non-gov-
ernmental organizations from 62
countries. The list of signers
includes famed primatologist Dr.
Jane Goodall, biologist E.O. Wil-
son, oceanographer Dr. Sylvia
Earle, a National Geographic
Explorer-in-Residence, and for-
mer U.S. astronaut Bernard Har
ris, Jr. M.D.
"While a good first step, a
moratorium is needed in order to
have time to put into place fur-
ther reductions in fishing capaci-
ty and other conservation meas-
ures, such as time and area
closures, reductions in subsidies,
100% observer coverage and
controls on illegal fishing," Ovetz
said.


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license with 2 yrs. exp. in specialty
area.
* CLINICAL PHARMACIST- FT
& PRN: FT w/weekend rotation,
PRN weekends, requires current FL
license, 2 yrs. hospital exp and ip.
w/phlarmacokinetics, renhl adjust-
ment, MUE, unit inspections & clini-
cal services.
* MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST -
PT: Must have hospital/LAB exp. &
FL lic. in 4-5 laboratory areas.
* ER REGISTRATION- PRN:
Excellent Computer & Customer
Service Skills, 3rd party payer
process, previous healthcare experi-
ence preferred. Shift 4:00 PM -12:00
AM,, Saturdays & Sundays.
* OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE -
FT: Computer literate, exp. with
Excel. Must be bilingual
Excellent communication skills, some
knowledge of hospital billing pre-
ferred. Weekends are required,
Optional 10-hour workdays,
* SKILLED LABORER/MAINTE-
NANCE MECHANIC PRN: Short-
term Project, FT work week. 1-2 yrs.
exp. working with interior/exterior
renovation, electrical, carpentry,
masonry, painting, plumbing and tile
setting.
*COOK- FT: Days 2-3 yrs. exp.
required, must be familiar with a
'variety of practices & preparation for
cooking in Institutional/hospital set-
ting.
Competitive salary & excellent
benefits package. Fax resume to
(561) 993-5627. DFWP/EOE
1201S. MainSt.
Belle Glade, FL
(561) 996-6571
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Immediate openings for mechanics at A Duda. Mechanics will
from 7am 5pm, 5 1/2 days per week. Pay commensurate with
experience. Benefit package includes medical/vision/dental
plans, paid vacations, 401K and other benefits. Drugfree work-
place. Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29 N. Felda. Contact Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/F/M.


Se solicitan mecanicos en la finca del taller de Duda.
Deben tener propios herramienta para trabajar Horario
de las 7am-5pm, 5 1/2 dias por semana. Sueldo segun
experiencia. Se ofrece un paqucte de heneficios que
include un plan medico/vision/dcntal, seguro de vida,
vacaciones, plan de retire y otros mas. Eimpleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 12255 Carretera 29 Norte en Felda.
Hable con el Senor Jim McVay s sL telcfono (863) 673-
0363
Practicamos una political de igualdad de oportunidades.


CLERK SPECIALIST
(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64051576)

Front desk clerical position; working with a
diverse population in a public health clinic;.

bilingual English/Spanish required.
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Mona @ 863-674-4041 x125
for more details


LICENSED PRACTICAL
NURSE


Licensed Practical and
Licensed Vocational Nurses- L3
#64082922
LPN Position in Moore Haven; working in
public health clinic; ability to work with a
diverse population; ability to speak English
& Spanish helpful. Background screening/
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA.
Apply on line at:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
CallAlina @ 863-946-0707 x208
for more details.


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PA working in HIV/AIDS outpatient primary care
with HIV/AIDS Specialist Physician. Must have
valid Florida Driver's License & ability to travel
& flex schedule. Pre-employment Drug Testing,
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
Bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x133
for more details.

City of Clewiston
Immediate Opening
Solid Waste Collector

High school diploma or GED and
Florida Drivers license required.
Applicants must be capable of
continuous physical labor in an outside
environment. Must be able to lift 50
pounds. This is a full time job with
benefits package. Job description &
applications are available at
City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey,
Human Resources
115 W Ventura Ave.
Position is open until filled. EOE/DFWP
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DRIVERS NEEDED
DAV Chapter 144 in LaBelle will be taking over
the Vans program in Hendry County. Drivers are
needed to transport veterans to the VA clinics in
Ft. Myers, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach.
These are paid positions. Must have a clean
driver license and be in good health.
Call 863-675-0092.



A. Duda & Sons, Inc. a leading citrus employer in the
LaBelle area has an immediate opening for a quality
assurance person to inspect fresh citrus fruit for qual-
ity standards in their packing house. Good commu-
nication skills with customers and sales. Citrus expe-
rience desirable but not necessary Some lifting.
Writing & Computer skills. High School and' mini-
mum of 3 years experience in citrus or related field.
Benefits include medical/dental/vision, 401K, vaca-
tions, holidays, and other benefits. Apply in person
at 6115 South Hwy 29, LaBelle, Fl. (863) 675-2600 ext.
3550. M/F/V/H/EOE

LOAN ASSISTANT
Brighton Reservation

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting applica-
tions for the position of Loan Assistant. College
degree pref. &/or 5 yrs. related exp. in financial
services. MS Word & Excel. Ability to maintain Ex-
cel spreadsheets, collect & post payments to ac-
counts, process loan applications, assist with
Credit & Finance program. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications to
(954)967-3477.


HELP WANTED
ASST FINANCE MANAGER

Langford Ford is looking for a goal
oriented team player with the abili-
ty to multi-task. Candidates must be
motivated with excellent customer
service and organizational skills.
Experience is helpful but not neces-
sary. Bi-lingual is a plus. Flexible
hours, 401K, paid vacation, and
insurance benefits. Candidate must
be able to work Saturdays and after
5pm weekdays.

Please send resumes to:
Langford Ford, Inc
851 S Main St LaBelle, Fl 33935
Attn: Bobbie Anderson
Email resumes to:
bobbie@langfordyall.com

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Must have a Class B license
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Starting at $12.00 an hour
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Montura Ranch Estates
Central County Water Control District

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR WANTED
Must have a Class B license
Full Time position with benefits
Starting at $12.00 an hour
Please apply at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates
Central County Water Control District

Hendry County Board of Commissioners

Code Enforcement Officers (2) LaBelle and
Clewiston in the Building Licensing and
Code Enforcement Department.
Positions open until filled.

Applications and job descriptions can be obtained
from the HR Dept. in courthouse LaBelle or
the sub-office, Clewiston, Vet. pref. EEO
employer. Drug/smoke free.
Applicants needing assistance in application
process contact HR Dept.


Hendry County Board of Commissioners
Customer Service Rep., Port LaBelle Utilities.
Opening accounts, billing.
Medical benefits, retirement,
vacation and sick leave.
Position open until October 27.,2005.
Applications and job descriptions can be obtained
from the HR Dept. in courthouse LaBelle or the
sub-office, Clewiston, Vet. pref. EEO Employer.
Drug/smoke free. Applicants needing assistance in
application process contact HR Dept.


HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYST
Big Cypress Reservation

Responsible for all HR activities at Big Cypress
Reservation but will be required to travel to Im-
mokalee Reservation. Duties include recruitment,
employee relations & pre-employment screening.
Bachelors pref. but may be substituted for exped-
ence.. At least 5 years exp. in Human Resources
as a Generalist. Exp. in Lawson HRIS System a +,
willingness to travel to other Reservations. Salary
neg. with benefits. Fax resume with salary req. to
(954)967-3477.

POSITION AVAILABLE
Full Time Receptionist
Computer Exp. a must, Bilingual,
Customer Service & General Office
Exp. a +. Apply within @ Everglades
Federal Credit Union. Mail resume to:
1099 W. Venture Ave., Clewiston, FL
33440. Email Resume To:
efcu@earthlink.net


Looking for a career

with a company you

can grow with?

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer



SA. Duda & Sons, Inc., a leading citrus employer in the
LaBelle area has an immediate opening for a shipping
foreman to coordinate incoming & outgoing truck
traffic in product movement, communicating fre-
quently with outside vendors, company sales dept.
and personnel. The successful candidate willhave a
high school diploma with 5 years shipping, dock &
truck loading experience. Good writing, verbal, and
computer skills. Benefits include
medical/dental/vision, 401K, vacations, holidays, and
other benefits. Apply in person at 6115 South Hwy
29, LaBelle, Fl. (863) 675-2600 ext. 3550.
M/F/V/H/EOE


JUICE PRODUCTION PLANT POSITIONS
AVAILABLE

Southern Gardens Citru is currently accepting applications
for various positions at its "state of the art" bulk luice pro-
cessing facility located in Clewiston. These positions offer
very
competitive pay ranging from $9.50 up to $12.96 per hour
with possible overtime and bonus.
We also offer a full benefits package that includes medical,
dental, vision, life, disability, paid time off, paid vacation,,
retirement plan, 401 K and others.
For immediate consideration either fax a resume to
863.902.4315, email to dmelton(tsoutherngardens com or
complete an application from 8:00am-5:00pm, M-F at
Southern Gardens Citrus 1820 County Road 833 Clewiston,
FL 33440
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
*CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
SERGEANT
SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLERK (P/T)

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


The Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code
Enforcement currently has an opening in the La-
Belle and Clewiston offices for two (2) Code En-
forcement Officer(s). Qualified applicants are
considered without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, marital status or the presence
of non-job related medical conditions or handicap.
Preference in the initial appointment for this posi-
tion will be given to eligible veterans and spouses
bf veterans. Job applications and requirements
can be obtained from Human Resources Depart-
ment located in the Courts Building Annex-Admin-
istrative area 2nd Floor 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle. These positions are open until filled.


The Seminole Tribe of Florida's Ahfach-
kee School on our Big Cypress Reserva-
tion is seeking a Custodian. Duties
include basic cleaning of school building
and facility and general groundskeeping.
HS Diploma/GED req.

Applications available at:
www.semtribe.com
Fax: 954-967-3477
or email galtman(@semtribe.com
or mail to HR, 6300 Stirling Road,
Hollywood, FL 33024.


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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
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IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES
FOR SURVEY CREW
PERSONNEL
$20/hr. for Experienced Crew
Chief. $40/hr Min./Wk. for
all Personnel. Primary job
location in Okeechobee.
Call 863-357-6688-

MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PTI
(800)714-7565.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P positions s
$17.50-$59:00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
*Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefitpackage. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
STABLE CAREER- IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS! Positions
available for Experienced
CDL Holders. Also Company
Funded Truck Driver Training
offered. Financial assistance
for Hurricane Victims.
(877)PRIME-JOB. www.pri-
melnc.com.


SURVEY CREW
Johnson Engineering has the
following Survey Crew op-
portunities available:
INSTRUMENT PERSON
1-2 years experience pre-
ferred in boundary and
topo surveys, also con-
struction stakeout
experience.
ROD TECHNICIAN
Entry level position great
pay!! We will train you,
room for advancement.
Apply in person at:
Johnson Engineering
251 W Hickpochee
(S.R.80)
LaBelle, FL
or visit web site and down-
load application
www.johnsonenqineer-



Truck Drivers Needed
Must have Class A CDL
license. Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee
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PREPAID CELL
PHONE SERVICE
We sell Used cell phones
with first 100 mins. FREE.
Prices starting at $55.
NO credit check required
NO signed contracts
Call (786)239-4745



DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us




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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


50% OFF!! Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to 100x200 Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.
BUILDING SALE! "Last
Chance!" 20x26 Now $3955.
25x30, $5700. 30x40,
$8300. 40x60, $12,900
Many Others. Meets 140
M.RH. Higher available. One
end Included. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.
SCREEN ROOM 18'x10' w/
3" poly (alum-insul-alum) roof.
Sliding window. Like new
$3500 (863)763-0659



CLOSET DOORS (2) Sliding,
6 Ft. & SHOWER DOOR: Glass
Sliding $30 neg. for all, or will
sep. (863)467-1965


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


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




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts;,Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s& Games 730
Rs,__. 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR COND. PARTS-Going out
of business, Win A/C repair
shop. Motors, front covers,
etc. Sacrifice $1800 or best
offer. (561)684-9007.
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONERS- 8,0000
BTU's Works good $60.
(863)467-4366


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
AveJ&lstSt. Open
Wed,- Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
SINGER SEWING MACHINE-
Treadle, beautiful, with table,
asking $100
(863)467-6192.


CHEST FREEZER-very good
condition $75
(863)467-9347.
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
(863)674-1105
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
white, like new condition.
$430 both or trade for home
furniture. (863)675-0386
RINGER WASHER w/ double
tubs. Works good. $50
(863)635-7733
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $200.
(772)215-9168



LEARNING LIBRARY Young
Students, 23 volume set +
atlas. $40 (407)436-1901



ALL STEEL BLDGS! UP TO


MARLIN DEER RIFLE '74, w/
Simmons 3x9 Clear View
Scope. Excellent shape, $275
Firm. (863)763-3551
Taurus, 44 Magnum, stain-
less, red dot, $650.
(304)667-7855



BO-FLEX EXTREME- Mint con-
dition. Powerhouse fitness.
$1300 or best offer.
239-324-2335
CROSS TRAINING GYM Life-
styler 40. 100lObs concor,
40+ exercises, triad leg syst.
$40 (863)763-3365
EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro-
Form Cardlo Cross Trainer.
$100. (863)467-1396 Will de-
liver


FLORIDA ROOM- disassem-
bled, 12x30, fully insulated,
vinyl windows, 2 doors,






CRIB BEDDING SET Cowboy
design w/ lots of extras. Must
seel! Pd $1000+ asking
$400 neg. (863)763-6297



PLACE SETTING FOR 8, Ro-m
senthal China, $250 /all additional
pieces, wheat pattern, $400
neg. (863)357-2233


BACRIB BE DOLLS- (3)Special
Millennium Edition, Angel ofM
Joy, Angelic Inspiration $150
will sep. (863)634-9526
DOLL COLLECTION: Extral
Large. $300 for all.$
(863)675-7275
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



Win. XP many programs &
Game video card & DVD
player $200. (866)529-0057
DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.
(866)855-0158
IBM COMPUTER- complete
w/17" monitor, Win XR DVD,
CD burner, $350 or best of-
fer (863)763-2034.


KNIFE MAKING- Acety-
lene/Oxygen tanks, hoses &
gauges, drill presses, multi
grinders, $2000
(863)763-9527


BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
BED- Mechanical, $95 or best
offer (863)697-0333.
COUCH & KING SIZE BED-
couch is bone, leather, $350
for all will sell separate
(863)674-9964.
COUCH & MATCHING CHAIR-
Floral, $150.
(863)675-2648
CRAFTMATIC BED w/Massag-
er. $300 (863)467-2999
DAVENPORT antique, white.
Gold Chair & Daybed. $550
for all, will separate.
(863)675-1089
DINETTE SET antique, white,
6 chairs, 2 leaves, full pad,
buffet & china cabinet. $350
(863)675-1089
END TABLES, (2), heavy,
wood, $30 will sel separate-
ly. (863)675-1070
KING SIZE MATT & BOX-
SPRING- Pillow top, asking
$200(863)467-1309.
LOVE SEAT- Beige, $50
(863)675-2648
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404..
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$225. (863)357-2110
SOFA & RECLINER- beige
leather, matching, $250
(863)674-9964.
SOFA- 8', Off white with 4'
loveseat. Good condition.
Antique satin. $450 for both.
(863)675-1914
SOFA, LS & CHAIR- good
condition, like new paid
$750 asking $175
(772)215-9168.
TANNING BED Brand new
Pd $2000 asking $1000
(863)697-3211
TRUNDLE BED- Extra large,
incl. dust ruffle, comforter &
2 shams. $150.
(239)246-6071



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
(863)673-4927
BROWNING RIFLE Model
Bar, 270 cal, 3x9 Redhead
scope. Good shape. Asking
$500(863)467-2171
Desert Eagle, 44 Magnum,
black, $950. (304)667-7855
Glock Handgun, 45 cal., like
new, exc. cond., fires like a
champ, w/some ammo,
$600 neg. (863)227-4281


PRESSURE WASHER 2500
PSI, 6.5 h/p. $150
(863)634-0526
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $250
(863)467-4124
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as Is Including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028


VHS TAPES 50-75 $300 for
all (863)763-8943


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art. Paying
$200-$5000 (772)562-5567


LIGHTS, (2), stained glass,
swag, $30 will sell sep.
(863)675-1070


LIFT CHAIR- excellent condi-
tion, $350 (863)801-5353.


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www. oninetidewater-
tech.com. '
FRONT DOOR ORNAMENT -
half moon design, w/ 4 panes
of glass, 2" high, 24" wide.
$30 (863)763-0625
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo season opens
3/31/06. Guaranteed hunting
license, $5.00. We have a
no-game, no-pay policy. Call
days (314)209-9800 even-
ings (314)293-0610
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
NASCAR BLOW UP CAR -
Rusty Wallace '92. Miller car.
$100(863)675-1033



GUITAR & MANDOLIN Mor-
gan Monroe Flat top guitar &
Kentucky Mandolin KM675
Model $1000 (863)675-0604
PIANO Gulbransen Spinet, in
good condition w/ bench $400
(863)234-9670


BABY WHITE POT BELLY PIG-
$20 in LaBelle area
(863)675-4981.
BANJO Vega Pro 2, 5 string
banjo. 1940's model. W/les-
sons $1500 (863)675-0604
BEAGLE- female, tri color, 9
mos, CKC, good w/kids &
other dogs, doesn't dig or
run away $75
(863)484-0313.
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $3
each. (863)675-6214 in La-
Belle area
COCKER SPANIEL, F, 9mo.,
Tan & White w/papers & micro
chip. Needs more time than I
have. $500 (863)983-5189
GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
old. Great with kids. Moving,
need to sell. Papers,Will sac-
rifice $350. (863)697-2717
Looking for Stud for Miniature
Pinscher. Call Janet for more
details. (863)610-0255
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
(863)675-1033.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND-lyr
old female, red, long hair, AKC
& CKC reg. Wonderful inside-
pet $350 (863)675-7662
MINIATURE PINSCHERS, AKC
9 wks. Adorable. Black/Tan, 2
M. Tails docked, 2nd shots.
$350 863-946-3857 Lake Port
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
(863)673-5038
PARROT CAGES- (4) large,
$1100 for all will sell separ-
ate. (863)673-5038.
RED NOSE PIT BULL- ffale,
$100, call anytime
(863)697-3346.
RING NECK PARROTS (2)
olive green, $250 for both or
.will sep. (863)946-3585



ABOVE GROUND POOL Vi-
nyl, 3'/2' deep, 16' around.
Chemicals & accessories in-
cluded. $150 (863)763-0252



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
.condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
'adults $1999.
(863)983-7751


PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS,
(2), for home entertainment
center or stereo, $100 neg.
(863)983-7915
SURROUND SOUND- Avia,
with DVD. $100.
(863)824-8703
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



MAGNAVOX 52" High Defini-
tion, big screen, 6 mos old,
black, mint cond. w/remote
$800 FIRM (863)673-3134


GENERATOR, Coleman, 5000
Watts, 10 hp B&S Engine.
Used for 1 Hurricane. Like
new. $425 (863)467-7838


Ultimate Doilies
Doilies first became popular
in Victorian homes, where
they provided an elegant way
to protect fine furniture. Now
you can add that same touch
of elegance to your own
home with the help of a full-
color, 60-page guidebook,
"The Ultimate Doily Book."
The book includes all the
information you.need to get
started, including complete
step-by-step instructions for
17 original designs.
Ultimate Doily guidebook
(No. AN1185)... $8.95
Also available:
Filet Crochet Table
Runners & Placemats
(No. AN1283)... $5.95
Please add $3.00 s&h
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Include your name, address,
and the name of this news-
paper. Allow 1-2 weeks
for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
craftbook.com
Money Back Guarantee


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



CIRCLE Y SHOW SADDLE &
Bosal with horse hair reins.
$850. will separate.
(863)675-2106
DRESSAGE SADDLES- 2,
Passier Wintec $650 Will
separate (863)675-2106



LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, $300 (863)357-5754.


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


Rentals



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


1,2 &3 BEDROOMS
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.
BELLE GLADES Efficiency,
$330 mo..+ $330 sec. dep.
please call (561)248-3774
LeBelle, Efficiency lbr, Fur-
nished. $450 mo. + 1st mo
& 1/2 sec. dep.
(863)675-4847


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 Property 1080



CLEWISTON- Country Cot-
tage 3br, 2ba, Den, 1.98 ac
Lots of trees. Quite Neigh-
b o r h o o d
$178,900 863-983-8632
CLEWISTON, 2 Bdrm., 12 Ba.
Townhome. Beautiful, totally
renovated. Everything new.
Still time to choose your car-
pet. For Sale or Lease option.
ust see! $150,000. Call
561-241-0156/863-983-0156

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Luan B. Glenn A.
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^/Jf 863.677-1010 863.983-3508

ONLY A.-9 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu 1) River Front Beautiful 4 bed-
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 room/2 bath (over 2400 sq.ft.)
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now mobile home on the
lot and home only $145K LUTZ Caloosahatchee River. Porch on the
BUILDERS rear of home overlooks the river.
Dock rights are available with per-
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim mission from Corps of Engineer.
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur- mission focorp ofanineer.
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH- Location, location, location for only
ING POLE $269.9K $524,900 See pictures an other
information on realtor.com. MLS#:
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty 205086164
1.25 acres with Oak trees on end of 2)Redish Circle. 3 Bedroom/3.5
*:,r.[.a'. .r tl.jnjrn '.. bath on 2 hk.Ib r th- deck!!
S. tL E I ''NG s Must see SOL rur:. and I
more or. r.ow r co.n, MLS#
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area 205059162
e"'-tL' WRri./,--e 3) Osceola Ave 3 bedroom/2 bath


Moore Haven Investment plrn, rc,:e forqu. :.)l 517'4,9(00
Opportunity
8 Lots, 5 Mobile Homes. All Rented 4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 acres.
Avenues D & E. Call For More New tile in Kitchen/laundry room. Great
Details. Offered @ $ 175K. location-1/2 block from Pine Cone.
Priced to sell at $109,900
Montura Tract 1.25 ac N Mayoral MLS#200519923
St. at end of street next to canal.
High, Dry & Cleared $45K 5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new
mobile home ('05 Homes of Merit) on
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St. small lake. Oversized living room w/fire-
next to canal. Very nice lot. High, place, Stainless Steel appliances, large
Dry & Cleared $43K bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Beautiful
home for only $134,900
CBS Home 3 bd/1 ba on 1.25 acres, MLS#200514068 for pictures and more
chain link fence, new roof, iron info.
security bars, gazebo on paved
road. A steal @$129,900 6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath mobile home on 2.5 acres. Located
Ask Us About Our at the end of the street forprivacy. Oak
and pine trees. Must see to appreciate.
New TalKing $139,900 Pictures and more informa-
H o us tion on realtor.com. MLS#t 200514439
House!!


Deal Elil Throuagh


1.25 ac $109.9K
Hot Deal on Northsiden!!
Immaculate 4/2 with Over 2,200
sq.ft. outside kitchen & heated
Ne' Lisling


Need Land?_ t!
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5K
New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K
Country Living at its Best!!!
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1 -I
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$169.9K
For Rent!!!
3/2 manufactured Home in Ladeca
Acres.
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
ludy's Place
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun
atmosphere & pool tables for
ONLY $260K!!!
lust Reduced 34.8K
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY LOT WOW!!!
1.25 acres of land in Montura
Ranch Estates
Great Deal!!!
1.25 acres in MRE with lots of
Potential for only $38K
You want country living pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
acres only $99.9K


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Montura


3/2 DBLWIDE .:.r, 25 A:res,
Fenc A&, PENDING @
$99,900.00
Deal Fell Through! Back on the
Mar jft E5 P DIGAH
.:.n 1.25 Acres @ $52.5K
2.5 Heavily wooded acres in
Pioneer Plantation on paved road.
Corner Lot only $89,900.00 This
won't last long!
FLAGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end


major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900
Montura Tracts
Avenida del Club, partially
cleared corner lot on paved
road@$39,900.00
N. Utopia, heavily wooded
@$39,900.00
S. Romero, next to canal
@$40,000.00
S. Live Oak, next to canal
@$40,000.00
S. Zambra, next to canal
@$41,500.00
N. Kennel, partially cleared
@42,900.00
Hunting Club, corner lot on
paved road @$45,000.00
Hunting Club, corner lot on
paved road @49,500.00


Invernese Ave. 5 Acres in
Pioneer Plantation! Back on The
Market! $99.9K
Pioneer Platatio .3bd/2ba on
2.5 Ac. bI6 d'1 Cleared
Land@124,9K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres
@ $49,900
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New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.

AAshley
P. Wood


863-228-1132

CLEWIlTCr..A "f. TALKING
HOUSE,, J3ljll Del Rio.
3/2, p-.:. yVIJ/i rI'ri' extras
great I.: MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


TRAFFIC IN THE CLEWISTON AREA!!

Maribel Sam J.
Gonzalez Walker


Se Habla Espanol
Harlem! 3/2 mobile home with
shed, fenced yard, patio, and a fire-
place @$59,900.00
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDE MH in Montura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots of trees and storage
space @ $139,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 CBS home in Moore
HavenSpacious yard @ $104,900.00
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @


Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BAon 1.25
Acres. Completely Furnished! @ $310K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Recently Reduced! Beautiful
3BR/2BA manufactured hom on
1.09 acres in Montura. Nice floor
plan with fireplace makes this list-
ing a must see @ $107,325
New Flaghole Listing! 3bd/2ba
MH on a nice 2.5 acre lot, fully fur-
nished with all appliances included
Great Deal going for $184.9K
New Listing! 2/2 mobile home in
Moore Haven. Nice yard with big
shaded oak tree. Concrete driveway
and fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps and Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: $79,900.00


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Pioneer! 2.5 Acre Wooded Tract in
Pioneer. $59,900 limited access.
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Like to Fish? Trythis 3 bd/2 ba lake
property. Very clean, nice lot w/view,
good place to retire! $199,000
Ready To Move Into a New
2bd/2ba Mobile Home? High and Dry
1.25 Ac Lot Has Been Cleared. Fenced
and Cross Fenced. @ 120K.


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investors wanted $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
on paved road, tenant occupied,
fenced, new septic @ $o139,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900


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General Contractor

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1 )40OAcres!!
Beautiful tract of
land that is perfect
for hunting. Wildlife
is abundant w/
deer, the occasion-
al bear, & a multi-
tude of small game.
Property is current-
ly being used, for
cattle. $1 5,000 per
ac. Pictures & more
on realtor.com
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Plantation Country
Living 4 Bedroom/2
Bath Mobile Home
('92 Fleetwood) on
7 acs!!! Large
Home-over 1700
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2.5 acres at the end
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$84,000 MLS#
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4) 'Del Monte Ave
LaUge 3 Bedroom/2
BaW home on over
1/2 acre. Great loca-
tion, only 1/2 mile
from the marinas &
Lake Okeechobee.
$259,900 More
information on real-
tor.com MLS#
200520398
5)Moore Haven 4
Bedroom/2 Bath
Mobile Home on 1/3
of an acre. Home
includes stove,
refrigerator, dish-
washer. Large open
floor plan with mov-
able island irn th-
kitchen $ 1 34 9:00
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CLEWISTON- Big CBS Tri Plex,
1st unit 4br 2ba, 2nd unit 2br
1ba, 3rd 2br Ib, Ceramic tile
Front & Back porch, 2 car
carport, Fenced yd on 2 city
lots $279,000. Call
(863)228-2761 owner/agent
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup &A NC.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


SOUTH BAY 3br, 1ba. Com-
pletely renovated. 1501/ SW
2nd Ave. Some ownerflnanc-
ing $115K (561)630-7591 or
(561)329-8167


LaBelle, GATED 55+, NEW,
manufactured home park,
'03, 28x56, beautiful, 3/2, Ig.
master bdrm, huge bath
w/garden tub, Pergo wood,
tile & carpet firs, wood burn-
ing fireplace, many up-
grades, Ig. front porch,
oversize corner lot w/lake-
front, fully landscaped, coun-
try setting, peace & quiet, all
for $172,999. Call days
239-343-9984, eves. &
weekend 863-675-1134.

MONTURA RANCHES- 5 acres.
(Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots,
Ideal for extended family.
21/ ac, $80K. 11 ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071

It's never-too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for It In the classified.


LOT FOR SALE
SE 3rd St, in South Bay.
(561)996-4524.
LOT SALE
Good Price, Great Lot.
(239)657-5654



ASHEVILLE NC AREA- MOUN-
TAIN ACREAGE 1 + acre riv-
erfront, mountain view and
wooded homesites from the
$50s. Gated community with
custom lodge & river walk.
(866)292-5762.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It in the
classifieds."


BEAUTIFUL LAKE LOTS -
GEORGIA'S Finest area for
Fishing & Boating. New Golf
Course on pristine Lake Rus-
sell. Owner financing
available. (706)213-6734.
www.lakerussellproper-
ties.com.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.


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Acreage from $69,900.
SAVE $10,000 Nov 5th &
6th. Spectacular new water-
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lakes in America! Large, es-
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gorgeous woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Low financ-
ing. Call now (800)564-5092
X 266 ,
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN unfur-
nished inside, on mountain
top, view, trees, waterfall &
large public lake nearby.
$89,900 owner
(8 6 6 ) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 20 Ac w/50
Mile Views Secure Private
Easy Access Gentle
Building Sites Towering
Hardwoods Near Asheville
& Lake Lure $120,000. Pris-
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(800)262-4187.
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$39,900 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
financing Call
(914)232-5100
North Carolina Gated Lake-
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plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
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(800)709-5253.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION WA-
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2007 completion and Imme-
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utes from Ft. Lauderdale
Beach. $209K+ up. Great
rental Investment! Realtor
(877)468-5687
Serene Mountain Golf Home-
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community set amid Dye de-
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Carolina Mountains. Near
Asheville NC. A sanctioned
Golf Digest Schools teaching
facility! Call toll-free
(800)334-3253 X 974
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Price: $69,900, 10% down,
balance finInced at 4.94%
fixed, 24 month balloon,
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SOUTH COASTAL GEORGIA
$149,900 FOR A 2+ ACRE
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$224,900 FOR A 3+ ACRE
OVERSIZED DEEPWATER
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appointment. Excellent Fi-
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OCEAN x 708.
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as $46,900. Final Phase
Limited Lots Call Now! No
Closing Costs Buy Direct
From Developer SAVE
THOUSANDS $$$
(800)559-3095 ext 327
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restrictions apply.


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3+ Acres Deepwater Ocean
Access Lot from just $240
per month!* 45 min from
Jacksonville/15 min from St.
Simon's Call today for ap-
pointment. Excellent Financ-
ing available. (877)GA-
OCEAN x 703 monthly
pmnt of $240.32 based on
$59,900 purchase price
w/10% down payment of
$5,990, $53,910 financed at
5.19% fixed (APR of 5.55%
includes 1% origination fee)
for 3 yrs. 35 monthly pay-
ments of $240.32 w/ final
payment of $53,910. Offer
void where prohibited by
law.
TENNESSEE LAKESIDE
ACREAGE New community.
1 + acre homesites from the
30's. Private boat slips- limit-
ed availability. Lake ac-
cess/boat ramp. Close to
downtown Chattanooga.
(866)292-5769.
Tennessee Waterfront Sale!
2.4 Acre Waterfront $9,900!
Dockable Building Lots from
$14,900! Cabin Package
$54,900. Call Now!
(866)770-5263 Ext. 8.
WESTERN North Carolina
Mountains Cool Air, Views,
Streams, Homes, Cabins,
Acreage FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



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Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800


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room/storage 12x52, 10x16
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MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200'
Db[. Wide, 50,000' fenced yd.
Screened Lanai, Utility Shed.
Priced to sell @ $114,500.
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Recreation



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



ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/trlr,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors,
fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627.
ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-,
er, 16V/2 Ft. w/40 hp engine.
$2000. (863)674-0067
BASS TRACKER aluminum,
17', 40HP, new all galv. trail-
er, excellent condition $1500
(863)517-1273
BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $500 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
863-674-1105.
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trlr., Must
Sell, $3500. (863)612-1648
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 15',
Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
FORCE MERCURY '91-
150HRP, asking $1200 w/20ft
boat and trailer
(863)824-0076
PONTOON BOAT, 20' w/Brand
new trailer & new seats. 55 hp
motor w/power tilt. Canopy
top. $4000 (863)467-1552
PONTOON BOAT '94 Weeres
Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
Mercury, Trolling motor, trr. &
more. $6000. 863-763-2203
POWER WENCH- 12volt, nev-
er used, ball hitch adapter
plate, 10' remote control,
$275 (863)675-8420.
SPORTSCRAFT 15% Ft., Tri
Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
tires. $1500 (863)357-1642



TARA RV- '76, 35' Furnished
w/8'x35' FL/rm attached, new
tile & carpet. Full size Frig &
stove. W/outside storage/rm,
$7500. (863)532-0063 or
532-0074 '
TRAVEL TRAILER, 26 Ft.
Long, Sleeps 6. Fully con-
tained. $500. Could use
some work. (863)843-0079
VIKING- '95, Slide in p/u
camper, Ultra light, sleeps 3,
stove & fridge, Gas or electric.
$5000 neg. (863)697-6398



HONDA SHADOW 1985, Runs
great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.
(863)634-7046
HONDA XR50 Kids dirt bike,
new MX Tires, well maintained,
garage kept, low hours $800
or best offer (863)467-6434
MOTOR SCOOTER Boreem
Jia series. Like new. Pd.
$450 asking $250 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area
SUZUKI KATANA 600 '96,
11K, New tires, Garage kept,
Black/purple, Nice bike $2500.
(863)467-6434
YAMAHA Dirt Bike, YZ175
Two stroke, runs but needs
work. $300 (863)763-3110
YUMBO CRUISER '04- 50
miles, dressed out, good be-
ginner bike, 200 cc, $2500
(863)801-5353.



MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
(561)684-9007.


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4-1015
Commercial T'ucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4085
Vans 4070



5TH AVENUE '89- runs good,
needs brakes, $600 neg.
(863)675-4981
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
(863)467-8013


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CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE
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TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.,
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, AND CREDITOR
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS OCTOBER 20,2005.
KATHERINE L. WARR
Personal Representative
2243 River Oak Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33905
ANDRE J. PATRONE, Esquire
Attorney for the Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 348724
ANDRE J. PATRON, RA.
12685 New Brittany Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Telephone: (239) 278-1800
90916 CGS 10/20,27/05


CHEVY CAVALIER '97 Runs
good, 4 door $1500
(863)763-5178
CHEVY EUROSPORT '88-
$900 or best offer, runs
good, (863)467-0987.
FORD MUSTANG, 1965, auto,
vinyl top, $7999.
(863)447-0400
FORD TAURUS '95 Engine
runs excellent, dark green,
needs minor trans work. $500
or best offer (863)763-1138
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
(863)635-9458
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
$900 (863)983-5597
TOYOTA CELICA '92- con-
vertible, exc cond, $2500
firm (863)697-6634.
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214



FLAT BED TRAILER- 45ft,
very good condition, asking
$4500 (863)697-8679.



BRONCO II '89- good shape,
problem w/trans, eng rebuilt
45K miles, good tires, new
parts $1200 (863)805-8789
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs 'needs some TLC,
$1200 (863)763-8725.
FORD EXPLORER, '98, 4x4,
59k mi., new suspension,
$6900 or best offer.
(863)599-0809
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
JEEP WAGONER- '84, Fair
condition, Runs good. $500
or best offer. (863)675-8074



E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9
diesel, exc. motor & drive
train, new tires, rusty body,
$1200 neg (561)684-9007.
F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
fer(561)684-9007.



AIRAID INTAKE SYSTEM- Fits
'01-'02 Chevy Heavy Duty,
6.0 Engine. $200 or best of-
fer. (863)634-1668
CHEVY TRUCK RALLY
WHEELS (5) 8" wide & '69 Ca-
mero 3 core Radiator $120
will sep. (863)634-0526
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $200 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
SUPER CHIP- #2715 fits '96-
'03 Chevy 4.8L, 5.0, 5.3,
5.7, 6.0, 7.4 & 8.1 $200. or
best offer (863)634-1668
TIRES (4) like new, Firestone
P235/75R16, $225
(863)357-8788.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
$300 (863)467-8856.
WILD COUNTRY RADIALS -
RVT, 33x12.50x15, on 6 lug
aluminum wheels. $400
(863)634-6504



CHEVY 3/4 350 TBI, '87-
Crewcab, 4x2, runs good,
rusty but trusty, $2000 neg.
(772)215-2066.
Chevy Cheyenne 1500. 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
(863)805-2877
CHEVY S10 '84 w/ rebuilt
350, 4x4, too many extras to
list. $3800 or best offer
(863)444-0371 Leave msg.
CHEVY S10 Pick Up 1985,
Partially restored. Needs to be
finished. Runs good. $1200.

(863)674-0067
FORD FlO0 '76 New.tires &
muffler system. Standard
transmission. Runs good.
$650 (863)635-1096
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500.neg.(863)697-2032
FORD F350 '84-Flatbed dually.
Moving, must sell)) $1000 or
best offer (239)369-3550
truck is In LaBelle



CHEVY BLAZER, '89, 4.3L, V6,
auto, runs but needs work,
$500 or best offer.
(561)261-0782
SUBURBAN '83- 3/4 ton die-
sel, overhauled transmission,
rungs good $1800
(863)674-0785.

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ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12'x5',
converted stock trailer, dbl.
axle, good for storage,
$1200 neg. (863)697-9704
TRAILER 14', heavy duty,
tandem drop axle, flat deck,
4x4 channel frame, 2x4 box
$1400 neg. (772)342-7304
UTILITY TRAILER 6X14 Ft.
$600.(863)843-0079



CHEVY C-3500 VAN- '02, Set
up for commercial use, Ladder
rack & tool box Interior has
bins & racks, Auto, A/C &
Power steering. $12,500.
(863)902-7045
DODGE CONV VAN '96, High-
top dual air, tv/vcr, pw, pl,
power doors, elec. bed, tires
like new, tow pkg., $4500 best
offer 863-675-2499 cell
941-223-2914


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: CP05-10
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELAINET. RANKIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Elaine
T. Rankin, deceased, whose date of
death was January 27, 2005, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Glades
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 10,
Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names'
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate on whom
a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent 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 FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is October 13, 2005.
Personal Representative
Lester J. Strickland
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAyESE LAW FIRM
PO. Drawer 2280
Attorneys for Personal Representative
PRO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800
Fax No.: (863)675-4998
90189 CGS10/13,20/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Janet Louise Hammock,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
The ancillary administration of the estate
of JANET LOUISE HAMMOCK, de-
ceased, File No. CP05-22, Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Glades County Courthouse,
Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471. The names and ad-
dresses of the ancillary Personal Rep-
resentative and that Personal
Representative'sattomrney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF'THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
person having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publcation of this
Notice is Octobeor 20,2005.
Personal Representative:
Dianna A. Walker
1911 S. Club Drive
Wellington, FL 33414
Attormey for Personal Representative:
Melanle A. McGahee, Esq.
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewislon, Floirda 33440
Flodda Bar No.0962694
92147 CGS 10/20,27/2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 04-39-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELLEN C. YODER
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Pursuant to EER, 5.241; 5/2/2002)
The administration of the estate of ELLEN
C. YODER, deceased, whose date of
death was July 3, 2004; Is pending in
the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division; File Number
04-39-CR the address of which Is
P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida
33471. The name and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with the Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT INAND
FOR HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 05-519 CA
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, et al.,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment Scheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered oh Septem-
ber 26, 2005 in this case now pending
In said Court, the style of which is Indi-
cated above.
I will sell to the hi chest and best bidder
for cash in the HENDRY County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County Ad-
ministration building), LaBelle, Florida
at 11:00 A.M., on the 26th day of Oc-
tober, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK 8 OF MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
37, 38 AND 39 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, INCLUDING ONLY SUCH
OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RIGHTS AS
THE GRANTOR MAY POSSESS SUB-
JECT TO CONDITIONS, RESTRIC-
TIONS, RESERVATIONS, ROAD AND
CANAL RIGHT-OF-WAYS AND EN-
FORCEABLE EASEMENTS OF
RECORDS AND APPLICABLE ZONING
ORDINANCES AND SUBJECT TO TAX-
ES AND ASSESSMENTS OF THE CEN-
TRAL COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT.
TOGETHER WITH 1 1981 DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME
TWN/81/HS/52/T3569704A AND
T3569704B TITLE NUMBERS
19914140 AND 19914141.
Dated at LABELLE, HENRY County,
Florida, this 27th day of September,
2005.
Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
BY: A. Holsbeke
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN, PA.
708 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
89439 CGS 10/13,20/05
IN THE CIRCUItCOURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CA166
RANDALL HUTTO, and
KATHY HUTTO, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
CARL W. McCARTY, and
DORIS E, McCARTY, his wife,
BLAINE E. JARRETT
D.D.S., PA. PENSION TRUST,
and JAMES ALLEN WOLFFE
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: James Alien Wolff
Box 15 RL #4, Unda Road
Okeechobee, FL 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following described
property in Glades County, Florida, to-
wit:
Commencing at the South East comer of
said Section 25, Township 38 South,
Range 34 East, bear S 089 deg. 30'42"
W along the South line of said Section
25 a distance of 213.45 feet; thence
bear N 45 deg. 48'00" W a distance of
250.45 feet, for the point of beginning;
thence continue N 45 ideg. 48'00" W a
Distance of 110.0 feet; thence bear S
44 deg. 12'00"W a distance of 110.0
feet; thence N 44 deg. 12'00" E a dis-
tance of 110.0 feet to the point of be-
inning.
PIN A25-38-34-AOO-009B-0000.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on COLIN M.
CAMERON, Attorney at Law, 200 N.E.
4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court on or before
Nov. 11, 2005, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 9/30/2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/S/Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
91138 CGS 10/20,27;11/3,10/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-302 CC
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
VS.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, e tal,
Defendants)
NOTICE Of SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or or Final Judgment Scheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered on Septem-
ber 15, 2005 in this case now pending
In said Court, the style of which is indi-
cated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
tor cash in the HENDRY County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida at
11:00 AM., on the 26th day of Octo-
ber, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida, subject to an easement tfor in-
gress, egress and utilities 'over and
across the North 40 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot 247 in Montura Ranch
Estate; and
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida, subject to an easement for in-
gress, egress; and utilities over and
across the East 30 feet and the North
49 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No.
248 MonturaO Ranch Estates; along
with the 1944 mobile home ID Nos.
146M8356A and 146M83569, Florida
Title Nos. 66214985 and 66214984
located thereon.
ORDERED at LABELLE, HENRY County,
Florida, this 20th day of SEPTEMBER,
2005.
Barbkra S. Butler
As Clerkt Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: Y. Carter
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN PA.
708 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
89442 CGS 10/13,20/05
NOTICE OF ACTION
Ernesto Vega,
Individual
Plaintiff
-vs-
Antonio A. Cardenas and Daisy Ramos,
and any unknown Parties In Posses-
sion
Defendants
In pursuant to the final judgment of fore-
closure on April 20, 2001 and entered
in a Civil Case No. 2000CC480 of the
County Court in and for Hendry
County, Florida. To Antonio A. Carde-
nas and Daisy Ramos, and any un-
known Parties in Possession


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
CASE ND.: CP 05-35
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
REMY HERMAN FIEGEL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
REMY HERMAN FIEGEL, deceased,
file number CP 05-35, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 10, Moore
Haven, FL 33471. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's At-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmaftured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is October 20,2005.
t Personal Representative:
LARRY G. FIEGEL
1500 Altman Road
Wauchula. FL 33873
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (63) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Numberat: 0650137
92041 CGS 10/20,27/05
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
10/22/2005 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
Ic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned:
Richard McKenzie J-19 & J-20
Furniture and misc. household items
Gloria Borero J-10
Misc. items
Hugh Sledham L-32 & P-40
Tools and tool boxes, TIV, mower, boat
Santiago Reyes B-17
Stove, washer, dryer, reft,, & mattresses
Michael Kuckuck K.48
Misc. items
Valerle Thompson 30
Misc. household Items
89937 CGS 10/13,20/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
INITIAL CERTIFICATION -
(CHAPTER197.323)
IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER
193.122, (2), FLORIDA STATUTES,
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY OWN-
ERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT
THE 2005 HENRY COUNTY TAX
ROLLS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
PROPERTIES BEING REVIEWED BY
THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
FOR WHICH NO DECISION HAS BEEN
RENDERED WERE CERTIFIED FOR
COLLECTION TO THE COUNTY TAX
COLLECTOR ON OCTOBER 10, 2005.
KRISTINA A. KULPA, CFA, ASA
HENRY COUNTY
PROPERTY APPRAISER
90978 CGS 10/20/05


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 7
p.m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
Monturs Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to transact
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 herein
referred he or she may need to in-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based.
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CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR BIDS

Furnish and Install Two Pumps,
#1 on Hunting Club and #4 on Cabbage Palm
Sealed bids for the manufacture and installation of two complete pumps will be re-
ceived by the Board of Supervisors for Central District Water Control District,
hereinafter referred to as "DISTRICT" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates
Clewiston, Florida
until 10:00 am local time on November 21, 2005, for furnishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
prise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing itme
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accor-
dance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid. Instructions to Bidders and any
Addenda, if any, Issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read
aloud. Bidder is responsible to the delivery of bid and bids received after the
specified day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid upon is described as the manufacture and installation of two die-
set powered engines with vertical lift pumps capable of pumping 25,000 pm
each as specified In the detailed drawings and specifications prepared by Rock
Aboujaoude, PE. A pre-bd meeting shall be held on Noember 7, 2005 at the
Clubhouse at 10:00 am. Constructions drawings and Specifications may be ob-
tained from Rock Aboujaoude, PE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street, La-
Belle, FL 33935 or from CCWCD office at 75 S. Cabbage Palm Street. Rock's
telephone is (863) 612-0011. CCWCD phone no. is (863) 983-5795.
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescnbed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an
amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall
be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on November 201, at 10:00 am In the
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnmish the nec-
essary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of hid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid lor a period of thirty (30)
calendar days after the date of Bid opening,
In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and
permits required b Federal State, and local statues, regulations and ordinances.
Before a Contract will e awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance
record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the sizeand type of work
specified under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such infor-
mation as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifica-
tons.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this 10th day of October, 2005.
ATTEST: Central District Water Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
90507 CGS 10/2,27;11/3,10,17/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS ON REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
BY CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROLUISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, the District", will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
property owned by the District and located in Central County Water Control Dis-
trict, Montura Estates, Hendry County, Florida until 10:00 a.m. local time on De-
cember 7, 2005 at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewiston, Florida. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
after the specified day and time will not be opened. The bids must be sealed and
the envelope clearly marked "SEALED BID-REAL PROPERTY" The subject land is
generally described as follows:
1.1.25 acre let located at Tr 5750 Montura Ranch Estates;
2.1.09 acre let-Lot 11, Block 33, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision;
3.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 4336 Montura Ranch Estates.
The minimum bid for Individual parcels 1-3 Inclusive is $45 000 00
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland III Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is $60 000 00
5.2.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Montura Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for parcel 5 Is $90 00 00
Detailed descriptions and further information regarding the lands for sale may be ob-
tained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary'for the. District or Doug Doherty,
Manager for the District at (863) 93-5797,0475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Montura
Ranch Estates, Clewiaton, Florida 33440.
All bids shall be open and read aloud at the Districts regular meeting to be held on
December 7,2005 at approximately 7:00p.m. at the Montura Estates Clubh House
located at 255 North Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders are wel-
come to attend. The bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to,acceptance until January 26,
2006.
The District reserves the riahl to reflect any or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
91090 CGS 10/10,27;11/3,10,17,24:12/1/05

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have beenreceived for projects) in Glades County:
Lykes Brothers Inc (Wolf Bay)-Q6 SW CR 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974, has sub-
mitted Application 050829-16 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 30 acres of agri-
cultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from an onsite pond and the project is
located in Sections 16,17, Township 40 South, Range 30 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further pmceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
92063 CGS 10/20/05


Defendants, all persons claiming any
right, title, or Interest by, through, un-
der or against the Defendant(s) named
herein, and all persons having or
claiming to have any right, title or In-
terest in the 1969 single wide mobile
home with VIN# MF2625C, Title
#3615430 located in the South 1/2 of
the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NE
1/4 of Section 26, Township 44 South
Range 32, East, Hendry County, Flori-
da Also known as Lot No. 1064 In
Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded
subdivision, 1.25 acres more or less
PARCEL ID No.
R-1-26-44-32-AOO-0007.0000. I Er-
nesto Vega notify that an action to
quiet title on the following described
above will be sole property to me,. You
may serve a copy of your defense to
Henry County Court House, LaBelle,
FL 33975 to Attn: James D. Sloan on
or before October 27, 2005.
Dated this 4th day of October, 2005.
89364 CGS 10/13,20,27/05
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority Fi-
nancial Committee will conduct their
monthly business mooting on Thurs-
day, October 27, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
In the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center, 500 West Sug-
arland Highway, Clewiston, Florida,
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Alico Inc (Alico System I & II) PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Appli-
cation 50907-14 for modification of Water Use Permit 26-00173-W to irrigate
4884 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the 0-3 Canal
and the project is located in Sections 1,2,4-9,11,12, Township 44 South, Ranges
30,31 East.
Alico Inc (Port LaBelle Agricultural Area Basins 12,14-18) PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL
33975, has submitted Application 050907-17 for modification of Water Use Per-
mit 26-00617-W to irrigate 4878 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be
withdrawn from the C-3 Canal and the project is located in Sections
19,22-29,30,31,35,36, Township 43 South, Ranges 30,31 East.
Felda Groves Partnership (Felda Groves) 9500 CR 858, Immokalee, FL 34142, has
submitted Application 050921-8 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00222-W to
irrigate 1018 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Lower Tamiami and Sandstone Aquifers and the project is located in Sections
13,18, Township 45 South, Ranges 28,29 East.
LaBelle Farm Inc (Oceanboy Farms LaBelle) 2954 Airglades Blvd, Clewiston, FL
33440, has submitted Application 050926-14 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate
44.7 acres of aquaculture lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Ta-
ble and Floridan Aquifers and the project is located in Sections 26,27, Township
43 South, Range 29 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided ,d...i.,,,i ,. j ii,i.. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to10 emaii advised i0 lurier proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
92066 CGS 10/20/05


October 10, 2005
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
05-06-01
Separate sealed b% th are clearly mse," .foe Wells Constrsction"will be
rece Ived oyto1e Iy of Ciewiston, west ventura venue, Ulewiston, FL
33440, until Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at 2:00 p.m local time. The bids
will bepublicly opened immediately following the bid submission deadline at City
Hall andread aloud.
The work In general consits o ovdi al m ris, qun and labor to
construe on0 lass linlecion well, esiaed 1W-1, an0 o0 at-zonei monitor
well, designated DZMW-1, at the City of Clewiston Wastewater Treatment Plant,
Clewiston, Florida.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordace with the
plan, specifications, and contract oocumes pertainig thereto, w hih may be
examined at the office of the engineer:
Camp Oresser & McKee, Inc.
1601 Belvedere Road
Suite 211 South
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this office for a
NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $150 perset.
Thp i of CIw rese s theri to hold all bids for sixty 60 days to
reiec tany and alosibs, w or with cause, to waive tecnaerSors adnor-
malties, or to accept the bid that in its judgement best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director
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iBy Audrey Blackwell

, When the August unemploy-
,ment rates were released, Okee-
,chobee and Hendry Counties
,were named among the top
three highest jobless rates in the
state.
Okeechobee County had the
third highest jobless rate of 5.8
,percent and Hendry County was
number one in the state at 10.4
'percent. Hardee County was at
16.5 percent, placing it at the
number two spot.
The overall state unemploy-
oment dropped to 3.6 percent in
iAugust, down from'3.9 percent
'in July and the lowest it has been
since 2000, according to the
iFlorida Agency for Workforce
'Innovation.
: Walton County had the state's
:lowest unemployment rate at 2.4
percent; neighboring Okaloosa
qCounty was the second lowest at
:2.7 percent.
The report said that Florida's
,August seasonally adjusted
u unem ploymeri rate 'V&as'v"he
lowest among the 10 most popu-
lous states and more than a per-
,centage point lower than the
national rate of 4.9 percent.
"Led by a continuing boom in
'construction and growth in man-
sufacturing and professional and
:business services, Florida led the
:nation in new jobs created in
:August," the report said. It fur-
ither revealed that out of a civil-
:ian labor force of 8.7 million
'people, 310,000 Floridians were
:unemployed in August, "the


lowest that number has been
since December of 2000." The
Miami-Fort Lauderdale area led
the state in job growth in August,
adding 80,000 jobs.
George Long, Okeechobee
County administrator, said the
statistic isn't new. "Okeechobee
has found itself for quite some
time in that position," he said,
reacting to the high unemploy-
ment rate for the county. He list-
ed a variety of reasons for the
county's high jobless rate,
including not enough jobs avail-
able.
"In Okeechobee County, we
do not have a huge number of
large employers, and with the
large ones we do have, we have
not had wholesale lay-offs. Also,
more people have relocated to
Okeechobee than jobs were cre-
ated. Jobs are not growing as
fast as the population," Mr. Long
said.
Okeechobee and Hendry
county officials are working to
shrink their respective employ-
ment gaps. Farm labor is the
largest employment sector in
both counties, and August is in
the unemployment season for
farming of citrus crops June
through September.
Mr. Long said Okeechobee
County has seen some signifi-
cant residential development
and more is on the way, which
should help create more con-
struction jobs. "But there are lit-
tle jobs in the industrial and
commercial development sec-
tor. This is one reason why the
county earlier this year began


developing an economic devel-
opment plan, to increase devel-
opment of jobs in those areas,"
he said.
In May, Okeechobee city and
county civic and business lead-
ers, political officials, and educa-
tors gathered for an all-day eco-
nomic planning summit. The
result was a draft county eco-
nomic development plan and a
commitment for funding and
support. Final action is pending
by political leaders.
The largest employee sector
in Okeechobee is farm labor.
Okeechobee school district is a
large employer with 951
employed teachers, administra-
tion and support personnel.
"That number fluctuates," said
Lee Dixon, assistant superin-
tendent for administration.
According to the 2000 census,
the largest private sector
employers in the city of Okee-
chobee in ranking order are the
following: Raulerson Hospital;
Walpole, Inc.; Larson Dairy, Inc.;
Wal-Mart; McArthur Farms, Inc.;
Publix SupermarKet; Winn-Dixie
Supermarket; Okeechobee
Health Care Facility; U-Save
Supermarket; and McDonald's.
Hendry County Administrator
Lester Baird said, "We always
seem to have the highest unem-
ployment rate in the state. It is
probably due to a number of
things. The seasonal workforce
has some impact on the statis-
tics. For one thing, the folks who
harvest oranges are off in the
summer, and farming is the
biggest area of employment in


Hendry County. In addition, we
have some continual unemploy-
ment, seasonal jobs being the
biggest area."
Mr. Baird said the largest
employer in Hendry County is
U.S. Sugar Corp. "They do
processing and have a refinery,"
he said. Their second biggest
employer is the school board
because of the number of teach-
ers and staff for the communities
of LaBelle and Clewiston. "We
have close to 1,000 employed in
the schools," he said.
Judy Sanchez, director of cor-
porate communications for U.S.
Sugar Corp., painted a bright pic-
ture for Clewiston employees.
She said they are in the process
of enlarging and modernizing
the Clewiston facilities. By 2007,
the Bryant operation will close
and all processing will take place
in Clewiston. "This will help us
reduce costs and operate more
efficiently," she said. While she
did not break down the exact
number of employees in each
community, she said that the
'company employs about 1,800
to 1,900 people overall. The
majority are in Clewiston, the
company's headquarters.
"There is a larger mill there and
all administrative and general
office functions and a half of our
farming operations are in
Clewiston," she said.
Mrs. Sanchez said it is impor-
tant for people to understand
that the reason for the recent
high unemployment numbers
for the area is the statistics are
taken in July when citrus and


sugar seasonal jobs are reduced,
more so for citrus employment.
"To counter that, we are mod-
ernizing and enlarging our facili-
ties in Clewiston," she said.
Hendry County officials are
also striving to improve their
unemployment numbers
through business incentives.
"Probably in the past six to seven
years, we have engaged in
efforts to bring unemployment
down. Obviously, the efforts
have not been significant
enough," he said.
One example of a successful
effort was bringing in Ocean Boy
Farms a freshwater shrimp
operation. "They have numbers
of ponds where they grow, har-
vest and process shrimp and sell
it locally," Mr. Baird said. He said
the county helped foster several
other businesses. Ocean Boy
Farms is located at the Air Glades
Airport Industrial Park.
Also in the park is Tailored
Foam, a service center. "They
inject foam into walls at con-
struction sites for insulation,"
said Mr. Baird. He said there is
also a truck sanitizing operation
for orange trucks carriers and
a tanker truck.
"We keep trying to plug away
and are making a little progress
in reducing the unemployment,"
Mr. Baird said.
The draft economic study
performed for Okeechobee by
William Fruth of POLICOM Corp.
reported that the most important
primary industries in Okee-
chobee County's economy are
farming -and retirement.


"Approximately 40 percent of all
imported money enters the
county's economy as a result of
the farm industry," the report
said. The statement was based
on sales of livestock and crops
for 2002. The study pointed out,
however, that the wage of typical
farm labor jobs is relatively low.
The retirement industry was
seen as a major and growing pri-
mary industry in the draft report.
"Money flows into the area
through private retirement pro-
grams, Social Security payments,
and Medicare reimbursements,"
the report stated. While the
retirement industry promulgates
formation of jobs in services and
retail sectors, these are two of
the three lowest paying sectors
in an economy, with farm labor
as third, the report concluded.
(The Okeechobee County Goal
Study is available online at
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us/.)
In related studies, the state of
Florida was found to rank near
the middle in terms of personal
income in the level of the pover-
ty levels for the nation. The 2005
edition of "50 State Compar-
isons," published by The Tax-
payers Network, revealed that
per capital personal income for
2003 for the state of Florida
ranked 25th in the nation at
$29,972. The percent of popula-
tion below the poverty level in
2003 showed Florida as ranking
21st at 13.1 percent; Louisiana
was number one at 20.3 percent
and New Hampshire was num-
ber 51 at 7.7 percent.


4Six million dollar grant supports research on loblolly pin

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:of a $6 million grant from the said. program. and bioinformatics two of the stand how evolutionary forces pine project is expected to p:
'National Science Foundation, John Davis, an associate pro- "The Genetics Institute unites main areas pegged for develop- have influenced the gene pool of vide significant insight into
:University of Florida researchers fessor of forest biotechnology researchers from UF's Institute ment in the UF Genetics Insti- the species. Both techniques important frontier in fundam
,are working with scientists at the who is leading the UF effort to of Food and Agricultural Sci- tute's strategic plan. require the classification and r rearch: the stro
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Genetics Institute will benefit of the genes that affect interac- ur L O CA L gate ay
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