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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 27, 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 )
 Notes
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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System ID: UF00028301:00043

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At a Glance

Public meeting
The Glades Soil and Water
Conservation District is hold-
ing a public meeting at the
Moore Haven Agricultural
Building on Wednesday,
Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. to get
landowners ideas on how
USDA could utilize federal
programs to assist landown-
ers in meeting water quality
and regulations as required
by state and federal laws.

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

Glades library to
host celebration
The Glades County Public
Library, located at 201 River-
side Drive in Moore Haven,
will hold an open house Sun-
day, Nov. 6, from 1-3 p.m. to
celebrate the library's 30th
anniversary. Following a
short dedication program,
tours of the new $600,000
expansion will be conducted
and refreshments will be
served. Please plan on join-
ing with the Library Board
and Friends of the Library
members in celebration of
this new expansion and con-
tinued service to the com-
munity.

Kids are
for the birds
The Big "O" Birding Festi-
.val Committee is planning
something new this year, a
"Kids are for the Birds" activ-
ity day in Tom Perry Memori-
al 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. Volunteers are needed
to supervise activities and
vendors are welcome. For
more information call (863)
946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.c
om.

Volunteers
needed
Final preparations are
being made for the annual
Glades-Hendry County Big
"0" Birding Festival, slated
for Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29
at the Doyle Conner Building
in Moore Haven. Volunteers
are needed to install signage,
help set up tables, man regis-
tration booths and serve as
ambassadors for gloriously
natural Glades County and
America's Sweetest Town.
For more information call
(863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.c
om.
See Glance Page 10

Lake Level

16.03
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above sea
level

Index
Classifieds .......18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .7
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, October 27, 2005 Volume 79, Number 19 _





Glades was ready for storm


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HA\ EN Even four
named storms roaring through
the South Florida area in 2004
did not cause quite the stir
Wilma has since her initial pro-
jected path was released via
broadband Internet and 24-
hour telecasts declared South
Florida as the prime target of
the most powerful hurricane in
recorded history.
None of the storms of the
now-infamous 2004 hurricane


season were quite as surprising
or teasing as Wilma, who intro-
duced herself as a "tropical
storm" on a slow, sleepy Tues-
day afternoon.
Segue to Wednesday, Oct.
19, when residents were
shocked to hear that Wilma
was a category five hurricane
with a projected path drawn to
meander down U.S. 27 from
Moore Haven to Clewiston,
then continue to Belle Glade
and make a timely, welcome


exit over the eastern Florida
coast sometime late Monday
afternoon.
Yes, not only was this hurri-
cane the strongest and most
powerful storm on record, but
renowned and venerated fore-
casters like Max Mayfield pre-
dicted that the storm was to
make a slightly less-than-wel-
come stopover in the South
Lake region, which would end
up feeling more like an unso-
licited hit and run attack when


the deadly wind and rains rip
through the area.
So, one must react. Of
course, the surrounding region
was very recently argued to
have been prone to extensive
flooding in the event of a Cate-
gory Ill-V event, which Wilma
promised to flirt with during her
sojourn to southern Florida.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
promised that the Herbert
Hoover Dike had been closely
examined and was proven to


Wilma's wrath: Glades County hit hard


INI/MayAnn MoNrs
The front of this Buckhead Ridge home was lost to last year's hurricanes. The back of the home literally "fell vic-
tim" to Hurricane Wilma on Monday, Oct. 24.
I w i .1 .


Emergency relief workers load ice, water and MREs into Family members help a Buckhead Ridge homeowner
cars Tuesday, Oct. 24 for residents of the Buckhead Ridge repair a house wall that fell down during Hurricane
where damage from Hurricane Wilma was extensive. Wilma, Monday, Oct. 25.


DOT clearing roads of debris


BARTOW, FL. Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) emergency crews
began disaster relief work Mon-
day in District One counties
affected b Hurricane Wilma.
FDOT emergency response
teams have been deployed to
Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and
Okeechobee and have provided
equipment and personnel to
assist in recovery efforts.
Following is the current sta-
tus of roads, signals, signs and
bridges in 'the District.
District impacts:
All state roadsare open
and passable.
There are reports of mini-
mat flooding in isolated areas in
Okeechobee County. FDOT will
continue to monitor these areas
and respond as necessary.
The rrajority of traffic sig-
nals in District One are opera-
tional except in the following
counties: Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Lee and Okeechobee.


Motorists in these counties
should treat intersections with
signals down or missing as
FOUR-WAY STOPS and drive
with courtesy andcaution.
There are regulatory, direc-
tional, and street signs twisted,
damaged, or down throughout
the following District One coun-
ties: Collier,.Glades, Hendry, Lee
and Okeechobee
State bridges in District
One have been inspected and
are open to traffic. Damage to
only one bridge was found -
Bridge #040940 in DeSoto
County. This bridge had a minor
washout and it is scheduled to
be restored. No traffic restric-
tions have been imposed.
Construction
projects
The Florida Department of
Transportation construction
projects will no longer have any
Department directed lane clo-
sure restrictions in the following
counties: Polk, Manatee, Saraso-


ta, Hardee, Desoto, Highlands,
and Charlotte, effective 7:00 am
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.
However, due to power issues,
fuel issues, and hurricane relief
efforts, the Department directed
no lane closure restrictions will
continue on our construction
projects in the following coun-
ties: Okeechobee, Glades,
Hendry, Lee, and Collier. All of
these lane closure restrictions
will be lifted, effective 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30,2005.
Interstates
1-75 through Southwest
Florida (Manatee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, Lee and Collier Coun-
ties) is clear and open to traffic.
1-4 through Polk County is
clear and open to traffic.
*FDOT District One is made
up of the following twelve coun-
ties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands, Lee, Manatee, Okee-
chobee, Polk, and Sarasota.


withstand any type of hurricane
available, from any category
allowable by Saffir-Simpson et
al., etc.
Evacuation was certainly a
sensible plan of action, but all
that Florida residents left
behind would still be tossed
around like toys in a toddler's
room when Wilma made land-
fall.
So, what to do while Wilma
See Glades Page 10


Wilma



brings



losses

By Bill Fabian
GLADES COUNT'i Hurricane
Wilma made an early Monday
morning approach to South Flori-
da, making landfall just south of
Naples, and blasting northeast
directly through Clewiston, as the
devastating eye wall battered the
city for a total of 43 minutes, and
with the devastating winds lasting
more than eight hours,
Many residents evacuated, hun-
dreds were housed in emergency
shelters, and many more weath-
ered the storm in their homes. It
has been reported by the state of
Florida's Urban Search and Rescue
(USAR) response task force that at
least 94 homes were destroyed in
and among the adjacent areas of
Clewiston.
Immediately following the
storm, the USAR began search and
rescue efforts to provide emer-
gency care services and to asses
storm damage, and was able to
confirm on Tuesday morning that
no major injuries or deaths had
been reported, and that 94 homes
had suffered moderate to high lev-
els of damage.
According to USAR Deputh IC
Response Commander Lorien
Mock, the storm caused multiple
down-blasts and possible torna-
does to the area, which was shaken
from the early morning hours until
approximately 2 p.m. when emer-
gency crews were able to begin
recovery efforts.
"The USAR crews have finished
assessing the Clewiston area, and
will search the outlying areas within
Hendry and Glades Counties in the
next few days," said Mock. "Fortu-
nately, there have been no casual-
ties to report," he said. Eaily reports
from Florida officials estimated six
deaths related to Hurricane Wilma
throughout Florida.
Rumors were rampant of wan-
ton violence and looting and an
imposed martial law, all of which
See Wilma- Page 10


SIINUMaryAnni orris
Iwo years in a row
The back of this home was totally destroyed by the winds
of Wilma Monday, Oct. 24. Last year's four storms
destroyed the front of the home.








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, October 27, 2005


Engagement


Submitted to INI/Karen Melissa De Castro
Gonzalo Lopez Jordan and Karen Melissa De Castro.


De Castro

and Lopez

Jordan

Diana and Julio De Castro of
Juno Beach, Florida are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Karen Melissa De
Castro to Gonzalo Lopez Jordan
of Miami Beach, Florida.
The prospective groom is the
son of Maria A. Videla and the
late Ernesto Lopez Jordan of
Mendoza, Argentina.
The wedding is planned for


Nov. 26, 2005 in Coral Gables,
Florida at the Biltmore Hotel
(www.KarenandGonzalo.com),
The Bride-to-be is a 1997
graduate of Glades Day School.
She graduated from Furman Uni-
versity in 2001. She is employed
as a manager with Credit Suisse.
The groom holds a Doctorate
in Law and is a graduate of Uni-
versita degli Studi di Piso in Italy.
He also graduated from La Uni-
versidad de Oviedo in Spain with
a second law degree and MBA.
He is employed as a Financial
Consultant with Smith Barney.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Miami Beach, Flori-


ORLANDO Farm Bureau
members from across the state
gathered at the Walt Disney World
Coronado Springs Resort for the
Florida Farm Bureau Federation's
64th annual meeting Oct. 12-14.
Highlighting the event was the
presentation of awards to agricul-
tural leaders.
Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion's highest honor, the Distin-
guished Service to Agriculture
Award, was presented to Ben
Whitty and Bob Searcy, both of
Madison County.
Whitty, a resident of Lee, Fla.,
retired from the University of
Florida in May 2005. He conduct-
ed research on tobacco produc-
tion, supervised the evaluation of
peanut breeding lines and provid-
ed leadership for graduate pro-
grams.
Searcy has been a leader of the
Madison County Farm Bureau for
more than 50 years, serving at var-
ious times as president, vice presi-
dent, secretary and treasurer as
well as a member of the board.
Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion honored Sen. Rod Smith, D-
Gainesville, Rep. Sheri Mclnvale,
D-Orlando, Rep. Frank Attkisson,
R-Kissimmee, and Rep. Dwight
Stansel, D-Live Oak, as Legislators
of the Year for outstanding work
on behalf of Florida agriculture
during the 2005 session of the
Florida Legislature.
Brad and Shannon Etheridge
of Levy County drove away in a
new Dodge Ram quad cab truck
as winners in the Florida Out-
standing Young Farmer and
Rancher (YF&R) competition,
courtesy of Southern Farm
Bureau Casualty Insurance Com-
pany. They will also receive $500
and an expense-paid trip to the
American Farm Bureau annual
meeting Jan. 8-11, 2006 in
Nashville, Tenn., where they will
represent Florida in the national
YF&R competition. The winner of
the national competition will
receive a Dodge Ram 3500 Quad
Cab 4x4 SLT pickup and an Arctic
Cat(r) 454 4x4 ATV, courtesy of
the Dodge division of Daimler
Chrysler.
lla Crocker of Hillsborough
County won the Young Farmer
and Rancher Discussion Meet and
will compete in the American
Farm Bureau YF&R Discussion
Meet at the American Farm


Bureau Annual Meeting in
Nashville. The discussion meet
provides a forum for young farm-
ers and ranchers to demonstrate
their ability to express ideas and
opinions on major agricultural
issues. Crocker received a Honda
4x4 ATV and $500, courtesy of
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insur-
ance Company.
Jeffrey Hamrick of Madison
County was the winner of the
Farm Bureau Excellence in Agri-
culture Award. He received a
$1,200 check and will compete at
the national competition in
Nashville. This program offers an
opportunity for young farmers
and ranchers who do not derive
the majority of fheir income from
an owned agricultural operation
to earn recognition. Participants
are judged on their involvement
in agriculture, leadership ability
and involvement and participa-
tion in Farm Bureau and other
service and community organiza-
tions.
Stephanie Lanier of Polk Coun-
ty was the winner of the Youth
Speech Contest. Contestants
addressed the topic: "How can
agriculturalists assure future avail-
ability of natural resources?"
Lanier received $500 and a plaque
recognizing her achievement.
Richard Royal of Umatilla
received the Certified Crop Advi-
sor Award presented jointly by the
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
and the Florida Certified Crop
Advisor Program. Certified Crop
Advisers assist producers in mak-
ing decisions that are agronomi-
cally, economically and environ-
mentally sound. Royal is a crop
advisor and sales representative
in Umatilla. He received a plaque
and $500.
Thirty-three of the state's
County Farm Bureaus were hon-
ored for superior work in the five
program categories, which
include Organization & Manage-
ment, Legislative/Policy Imple-
mentation, Educational/Agricul-
ture promotion, Public Relations
and Leadership Development.
Chris Kauffmann, a staff writer
for the Orlando Business Journal,
formerly a reporter for the Scripps
Treasure Coast Newspapers, and
Nikki Waller of the Miami Herald's
Broward bureau were honored as
Newspersons of the Year for out-
standing coverage of agriculture.


In the military


T- Lebriente D. Ash


Navy Seaman Apprentice
Lebriente D. Ash, son of Belinda
L. and Lee I. Ash of Moore
Haven, Fla., recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, I11.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Ash 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 applica-
tion 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. Ash is a 2005 grad-
uate of Moore Haven High
School of Moore Haven, Fla.


Obituaries


Emma Mae Mann
Emma Mae Mann, 87, of
Palmdale, passed away Oct. 17,
2005 in Palmdale. She was born
June 30, 1918 in Orlando County
Florida to Nathan and Laura
Mac (Keen) Snow Blount. Dur-
ing WWII, she served in the
Army, serving stateside trans-
porting troops. On June 6, 1947
she married Cleetis Mann in St.
Cloud, Florida. They lived there
since 1976. He preceded her in
death Oct. 2, 1987. She loved her
grandchildren and was a devot-
ed granny. She attended the
Palmdale Baptist Church in
Palmdale.
She is survived by sons,
Thomas W. Mann, of Palmdale,
and Timothy Mann and his wife
Gail of Arcadia; five grandchil-
dren and six great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral Services were Thurs-
day, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at the
Palmdale Baptist Church, with
Rev. Jimmy Snell officiating.
Burial in Ortona, Cemetery,
Ortona. All arrangements by


Akins-Davis Funeral Homes, Inc.

Robert A. Johnston
Robert A. Johnston, 76, of
Sun City, AZ died Oct. 18, 2005.
He was born
in Ogden, i
Utah and
moved to Sun
after retiring i
from Berg
Electric, in Los -
Angeles in
1991. He is
survived by his Robert A.
wife Shirley, Johnston
son Dirk, and
two grandchildren, Nicole and
Arian of Palm Springs, CA.;
brother Bill Johnston of
Phoenix, sisters Beverly Bailey
of Phoenix and Johnnie Fenster-
maker of Ogden, Utah. Bob was
an avid golfer and has made
many friends in Arizona. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions can be made to: Hospice
of the Valley at 1510 East Flower
Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.5656.


Purchasing an Indian River
Lagoon specialty license plate
for your vehicle does much
more than just paying a registra-
tion fee. You are helping to
restore a 156-mile-long water-
way by contributing to local
environmental protection and
restoration efforts for the
Lagoon.
The Indian River Lagoon
license plate was the 16th most
popular of the state's 91 author-
ized plates last year. Four million
dollars has been raised from the
sale of the plate since it's incep-
tion in 1996.
Fifteen dollars from the sale
of each lagoon license plate are
combined with funding from
other sources and used to
restore and protect the lagoon,
which is considered the most
diverse estuary in North Ameri-
ca. No administrative salaries or
studies are paid from license
plate revenue. The Florida
Department of Transportation
collects the license fees then
makes it available to the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, which provides funding to
qualified applicants.
This year, three Martin Coun-
ty projects totaling $74,975 were
selected by the District. These
projects include native plantings


on Bird Island by Audubon of
Martin County, sewer hook-up at
the Girl Scout Camp in Jonathan
Dickenson State Park by the
Loxahatchee River District, and
treatment of non-native plant
species on preservation lands
including Seabranch State Pre-
serve, St. Lucie Inlet State Park
and Blowing Rocks Preserve by
the Nature Conservancy.
In St. Lucie County, the Dis-
trict allocated funds& for two
projects totaling $47,102 that
include removal of exotic plant
growth, the replanting of native
vegetation, building a
fishing/observation pier by the
Mosquito Control District and
the planting of red mangroves
on two spoil islands by the Envi-
ronmental Learning Center.
In Palm Beach County,
$74,003 will be available for
Indian River Lagoon restoration
projects. The District is seeking.
Request for Proposals for proj-
ects that will help the health of
the lagoon in Palm Beach Coun-
ty. The proposals will be accept-
ed beginning October 10th until
November 7th. The money from
the specialty plates sold in Palm
Beach County will be distributed
to agencies that are working to
"Help Restore a National Trea-
sure, the Indian River Lagoon".


New Harvest Church

October 20 -23
Services Nightly 7:00 PM
Registration and Information
Call 863.983.3181




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Chance D. Cline
Navy Seaman Apprentice
Chance D. Cline, son of Kara A.
and Earl D. Cline of Moore
Haven, Fla., recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Cline 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 applica-
tion 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. Cline is a 2005
graduate of Moore Haven High
School of Moore Haven, Fla.


Farm Bureau honors


members at meeting


Plate brings $196,000


for region restoration


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Thursday, October 27, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Hospital volunteers help furnish lobby


CLEWISTON Furniture that
was purchased for the Hendry
County Regional Medical Center
lobby by the H.R.M.C. Auxiliary
was made possible by the hard-
working volunteers within the
hospital. The auxiliary has sup-
plied various items for H.R.M.C.
including medical and surgical
equipment. The volunteers pro-
vide their time and energy to the
hospital and perform a variety of
duties.
But their central activity
revolves around the gift shop, a
small store within the hospital
that offers several different pick-
me-up shopping opportunities for
those currently in the hospital for
various reasons. The gift shop is
run by the volunteers and the pro-
ceeds from the shop go back into
the hospital to purchase items
normally outside of the range of
the hospital's normal budget.
This-includes the new lobby
furniture and other items the vol-
unteers feel the hospital needs in
terms of small updates.
The auxiliary of Hendry
Regional Medical Center consists
of approximately 10 volunteers
who provide their services as fre-
quently as their schedules will
allow. These dedicated women,
recognized primarily by their pink
smocks, work behind the scenes


Special to INI
Pictured with the new lobby furniture are from left to right: Daniel Crane, Jeannette Nichol-
son, Muriel Bailey, Nancy Powers, Patt Mason and Katy Hickman.


and are not often in the limelight.
During National Volunteer Week,
however, the hospital hosts an
auxiliary tea, and employees
rotate through to thank the volun-
teers for their hard work and con-
tributions. During the tea, the
ladies are also provided with gifts
in token of the hospital's appreci-
ation.
Although they are located
most often in the gift shop, the
auxiliary has offered their assis-


tance in other departments as
well. They may be seen folding
towels, offering directions, or
making copies. The auxiliary uses
proceeds from the gift shop to
make purchases for the hospital.
In prior years, purchases have
included surgical blood pressure
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Resources, Rodney Larson.
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sonnel, and other volunteers are
treated with courtesy and respect
all times. The auxiliary is truly an
asset to Hendry Regional Medical
Center. Thank you Ladies Auxil-
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When the chips are down,


the Buffalo is empty


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
There's nothing like stepping in
a warm cow pie to realize that
some life experiences really stink.
Super-size it
and you have a
buffalo chip
experience.
There's a
story of a little
bird that got
caught in aW
freeze and
couldn't fly. He
was about to John
freeze to death
on the ground Hicks
when a buffalo
came by and dropped a big pie
right on him.
I don't know about you, but I
can relate to that experience.
Things are going rough and just
when I think things can't get any
worse -- plop a big stinky situa-
tion is dropped on me.
I would like to say that God
makes life easy for all those who
love Him, but it simply is not true.
Life happens. And sometimes life
can be terribly, terribly difficult -
even for those who love Jesus.
Most of the time we take life for
granted and view it as a given. And
within life there are cow pie and
buffalo chip experiences. For many
it's not so much that we "have life
to live" as that "we have to live life."
But let's get back to the little
bird. Covered with the steaming
buffalo chip up to his neck, he
began to warm up. Feeling a lot bet-
ter, the bird began to shift around,
and then burst out in song. A pass-
ing fox happened to hear him and
plucked him out of the pile.
The moral of this little tale is that
being dumped on isn't necessarily
a bad thing, and being pulled out of


a situation isn't always the best
thing for us.
Sometimes we will go through a
difficult experience and it will make
us stronger. Often we'll have a new
appreciation for our family and
friends. More often than not, we'll
grow to rely on the promises of
God. Jesus has told us, "In this
world you will have trouble. But
take heart! I have overcome the
world." (John 16:33)
We cannot know all of God's
plan and purpose, but this we can
know: Life is hard, but God is good,
because life with God is filled with
promise, and in Him we have a
Friend who is able to help us be
more than conquerors in life's situ-
ations. (Romans 8:37-38)
So, what are we to do when we
step in life's cow pies or get
dumped on? We are to go on. We
are to do what we can do. We pick
up the pieces and go forward the
best we can, trusting that God, fam-
ily, and friends will help us through
it all. We take inventory and realize
anew the really important things
and people in our life and embrace
them. We turn to God and trust in
His providence.
I can relate well to this anony-
mous quote: "I asked God for
strength that I might achieve; I was
made weak that I might learn
humbly to obey. I asked for health
that I might do great things; I was
given infirmity that I might do better
things. I asked for riches that I might
be happy; I was given poverty that I
might be wise. I asked for all things
that I might enjoy life; I was given
life that I might enjoy all things. I got
nothing that I asked for but every-
thing I had hoped for. Despite
myself, my prayers were answered.
I am, among all people, most richly
blessed."
Be most richly blessed.


Glades County Democrat/MaryAnn Morris
The roof of a house in Buckhead Ridge was blown into the
side yard of the next house by the winds of Hurricane
Wilma Monday, Oct 24.


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building exterior makes for a questionable opening date.


Buckhead Ridge Circle K was severely damaged by the
winds of Hurricane Wilma Monday, Oct 24. Circle K man-
agement on site Tuesday said that they don't know when
they can reopen.


Lines were long waiting for emergency supplies at Buck-
head Ridge Community Center on Tuesday, Oct 25, post-
Hurricane Wilma.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I am a new
cat owner, and I am very surprised
to see that my cat Kujo seems to
sleep an awful lot. Does this mean
there is something wrong with
him? Do I need to take him to the
vet? James K. in Belle Glade.
A: Hello James K! That is a great
question. A domesticated, well
cared for cat with little to worry
about can sleep 15 to possibly 18
hours a day. This can be very nor-
mal indeed. However if you think
that Kujo is not feeling well, certain-
ly take him to your veterinarian for a
check up. This way you can be
sure, and not have any worries
yourself. Take care James K and
best wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello Doc,
my name is Carlos. I have a new Pit-
bull puppy, and I was told I needed
to have his ears trimmed. Is it
something I have to do?
A: Carlos, I am so happy you
asked that question! No, it is NOT
something you have to, need to, or
are supposed to do at all! Trimming.
or cutting ears for certain breeds is
an old fashioned cosmetic thing
that at one time was considered the
thing to do. Today it is something
that is frowned upon. Also it is
against the law to perform this sur-


This home in Buckhead Ridge still wore its blue tarp from
last years' hurricanes when the winds of Wilma hit Monday.
Oct. 24 and blew the back wall of the home.


UF experts answer questions for small businesses


Doc Savvy
gery in the United Kingdom and
Canada. Legislation to make this
procedure illegal in the United
States is expected sometime in
2006. So in other words, Carlos,
save your money! It is a costly and.
painful experience for both dog
and owner. Use those funds to
make sure your puppy is fully vacci-
nated and protected against disease
instead. Hope that helps Carlos!
Take care, 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 Thursday at
10:30 am on 93.5 FM The Big
Dawg.


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and Shove It" is the title of a 1977 hit
song about the frustrations of peo-
ple who lack control over their
work life. Now, for those who
dream about being their own boss,
three University of Florida econo-
mists have come up with a list of
frequently asked questions to help
aspiring entrepreneurs.
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ness you want to start, there are at
least 10 important questions that
need to be answered right up
front," said Hank Cothran, an asso-
ciate in UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "These basic
questions measure your readiness
to own and operate businesss"
Cothran, the lead author of "Ten
Frequently Asked Questions for
Small Business Start-Ups," devel-
oped the publication in coopera-
tion with David Mulkey, a professor
in UF's food and resource econom-
ics department, and Allen Wysocki,
an assistant professor in the depart-
ment. The complete document is
available at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FE571.
"The 10 basic questions are real-
ly just the beginning of a long series
of questions that must be
addressed by any new business
owner," Cothran said. "In addition,
they will also need answers about
insurance, intellectual property
issues, employee issues and inde-
pendent contractors."
Question No. 1: Do I have what
-it takes to operate a business? To
answer this, make an honest
assessment of your own motiva-
tion, talents, skills and experience,
Cothran said. For example, can you
work alone? Are you willing to take
risks? Can you make good manage-
ment decisions? Do you have the
physical and emotional stamina to
run a business? Do you get along
well with others? .
"Because few people have all
the desirable qualities, look for
ways to compensate for your weak
areas, such as taking classes, find-
ing a mentor, hiring capable people
or adding a partner with the neces-
sary skills," Cothran said.
Question No. 2: What kind of
business should I start? Consult
with local experts and other busi-
ness owners of the product Or serv-


ice you want to offer, and check
with potential customers to see if
they are willing to pay for it. Find
out what kind of business is best for
you.
Question No. 3: What do I do
first? Once you have decided that
starting a business is the right step
for you and you have a doable busi-
ness idea, think about a name and
location for the business. Register
your business with the proper
authorities, obtain the necessary
licenses and permits, and develop
production schedules and market-
ing and pricing plans.
Question No. 4: How should I
organize my business? Most small
businesses are formed as sole pro-
prietorships, in which business
income is treated the same as per-
sonal income for tax purposes. A
significant disadvantage is that you,
the owner, assume personal liabili-
ty for the actions of the business.
Other types of business organi-
zations in Florida include general
and limited partnerships, corpora-
tions, and limited-liability compa-
nies. For information on ways to
organize a business, visit the Florida
Department of State's Web site at
http://www.dos.state.fl.us/start-
bus/index.html. Other important
information is available at the main
DOR Web site at
http://myflorida.com/dor/business-
es.
Question No. 5: What permits
or licenses do I need? Licensing and
permitting regulations vary with the
type of business and the city, county
and state where the business is
located. Some businesses face min-
imal licensing requirements while
others are tightly controlled. In
some cases, you as an individual
and the business itself must have
separate licenses.
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UF county extension offices, the city
or county clerk's office, small busi-
ness development centers and the
local chamber of commerce. Also,
check with the Service Corps of
Retired Executives, the Small Busi-
ness Administration and Enterprise
Florida.
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mit before opening your business.
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provision or if the ordinance can be
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"Even with proper permits,
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residential areas. They want to
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will be obtained and how loans
made to the business will be
repaid. The plan provides general
operating information, along with
information about where the busi-
ness is now, where it has been and
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Thursday, October 27, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Red Cross helping


South Florida recover


WEST PALM BEACH The
American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter is
launching into action to help
communities in Glades, Hendry,
Okeechobee and Palm Beach
County recover from Hurricane
Wilma's devastating impact.
"We are employed in relief
and recovery efforts on several
fronts," Dean Dimke, executive
director of the Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter, said. "And,
this is just the beginning of our
work. We will work until our
communities are completely
recovered."

Mobile feeding trucks to go
out:
Fixed Feeding Sites and
Mobile Feeding Routes will be
up shortly after 12:00 p.m. on
October 26 to distribute 20,000
hot meals and 10,000 snacks.

Palm Beach County -

Pahokee
Pahokee High School
900 Larrimore Fixed Site (2
units)

Belle Glade
Belle Glade Fire Rescue525
SW 2nd Street Fixed Site (2
units)

South Bay
Tanner Park- Fixed Site
105 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Hendry County
Clewiston
Clewiston East Mobile
Feeding
Clewiston West Mobile
Feeding

Glades County
Moore Haven,
Maple Grove Baptist Church
120 East SR 78 Fixed Site


Okeechobee County
Okeechobee
Okeechobee Civic Center
1750 Hwy 98 N Fixed Site

Shelter Updates as of Oct. 26.
Palm Beach County Shelter
Total: 880
Lake Shore Middle / 425 W
Canal Street, Belle Glade
Palm Beach Central HS / 8499
West Forest Hill Blvd., Welling-
ton
Park Vista High School / 7900
Jog Road, Boynton Beach
These shelters will also pro-
vide food and beverages to indi-
viduals who do not need shelter
but do need sustenance follow-
ing the storm.

Glades County Shelter Total:
10
Maple Grove Baptist Church /
120 E SR 78, Moore Haven

Hendry County Shelter Total:
84
Clewiston Middle School
Gym / 601 Pasadena St, Clewis-
ton
John Boy Auditorium, S WC
OwensAve, Clewiston
LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W
Hickpochee, LaBelle, FI

Okeechobee County Shelter
Total: 30
Okeechobee Civic Center
1750 Highway 98 North, Okee-
chobee

Call for Volunteers:
The Red Cross has an urgent
need for registered nurses, other
medical professionals and previ-
ously trained American Red
Cross volunteers to help in the
relief and recovery effort. Please
call 655-7683 if you would like to
help.


Sexual predator


notification


BELLE GLADE The Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office is
advising the public about a
declared Sexual Predator,
Jessie Brinson, date of birth:
6/20/68, who is now residing at
568 SW 6th Street, Apt. 1, in
Belle Glade, Florida. Detective
Brett Combs of the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office verified
this address Oct. 12, 2005.
On Feb. 21, 1997, Assistant
State Attorney Michael D. Miller
of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit,
in Palm Beach County, Florida
declared Jessie Brinson to be a
Sexual Predator pursuant to
Florida Statue 775.21(4).
The Palm Beach County


Sheriff's Office is in the process
of notifying all licensed daycare
centers located within a one-
mile radius of Brinson's resi-
dence.
The following is a descrip-
tion of Jessie Brinson:
Alias: Brinson Boone,
Boone Brinson, Jessie Brinsons
. Sex: Male
Race: Black
D.O.B. 6/20/68
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 205 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Residence: 568 SW 6th
Street, Apt. 1,Belle Glade, Flori-
da 33430


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Nelson urges defense to stop hounding troops


WASHINGTON, D.C. The
Pentagon is using collection
agencies to hound combat-
wounded soldiers, sailors, air-
men and Marines to pay for their
helmets and other equipment
lost in battle. And some of these
service members have had their
finances blackened by negative
reports to credit bureaus.
Still other wounded troops
have found themselves in debt
to Uncle Sam and besieged
by bill collectors, as well -
because the Pentagon's com-
puterized pay system routinely
makes mistakes in figuring pay-
checks.
But the controversial practice
of sending private collection
agencies after the combat
wounded could end soon if
Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld heeds the request of at.
least one U.S. senator on the
Armed Services Committee.
"I urge you to immediately
suspend all collection efforts
directed at wounded service
members whether still on active
duty or released to the care of
the veterans' health system,"
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL )
wrote in a letter to Rumsfeld this
week. "Until we achieve an
acceptable standard of accuracy
and reliability in the systems for
administering service members'
debts, the (defense) Depart-
ment cannot justify using collec-
tion agencies or filing negative
credit reports against our
wounded soldiers, sailors, air-


men or Marines."
Because of the wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq, there are
more wounded troops coming
home than at any time since the
Vietnam War in the late 1960s
and early 1970s. Although the
Pentagon can't pinpoint the full
number of wounded active-duty
troops with debts, an Army offi-
cial recently told the Washing-
ton Post it had identified 331 sol-
diers who have been hit with
military debt after being wound-
ed at war.
In a detailed report on the
problem last week, the Post
cited the case of one soldier
whose hand had been blown off
in Iraq and his body pierced by
shrapnel. He flew home for a
long and intensely painful recov-
ery at WalterReed Army Medical
Center.
But nine months after he was
wounded, the Army garnished
his wages because it said he
owed them $6,200; and, a col-
lection agency went after him
for another $646 for military
housing, the Post said.
Last Spring, such pay-and-
debt problems across the mili-
tary branches came under
scrutiny from a U.S. House com-
mittee, which asked the Govern-
ment Accountability Office -
the investigative arm of Con-
gress to conduct a thorough
review.
In July of 2004, the GAO
reported that 95 percent of Army
Reserve soldiers experienced


pay problems. Some pay issues
took as long as a year to com-
pletely resolve. Of the 348 sol-
diers participating in the study,
256 received overpayments -
and thus were in debt, arrother
294 received underpayments,
and 285 received late payments
of active duty pay and
allowances. In February of 2005,
the GAO found that 63 percent
of soldiers participating in a case
study experienced problems
with the active duty medical
extensions process, causing
them to lose their active duty
pay without cause.
As a result of .Pentagon
errors, military service mem-
bers are being forced into debt
through no fault of their own,
Nelson said, citing an illustrative
complaint his own. office
received. One particular con-
stituent from Ocala, Florida has
experienced pay problems asso-
ciated with two deployments in
Iraq as a military police officer,
and still is struggling to sort out
a mess that originally began in
early 2003.
Although payment mistakes
were made by the Pentagon, the
man was expected to repay the
military for a $2,249.51 overpay-
ment including $562.12 he
never received because it was
withheld for federal taxes. ,
The outdated military-pay
system has deeply affected this
soldier's ability to provide
necessities for his wife and chil-
dren, Nelson said; and, adding


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department last month denied
an appeal on the man's behalf
by Nelson's office.
Nelson said the Pentagon
using ;collection agencies poses
a particular hardship for combat
wounded troops and their fami-
lies. Calling the dogs off these
troops is a starting point, he
said, adding that the Pentagon
also needs to understand the
hardships its flawed pay system
causes other service members
and to explore appropriate
relief.


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Oct. 27: Halloween Carnival
Nov. 10: Interim report cards
Nov. 15: Open house; Moore
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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


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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
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
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
workdays
June 2: Last day for teachers


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Milk variety


Friday, Oct. 28
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Tossed salad
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Monday, Oct. 31
Fish/Bun
Baked beans
Cole slaw
Applesauce
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Pumpkins could be viable for Fla. farmers


HASTINGS, Fla. Pumpkins
are a familiar sight in grocery
stores at Halloween, but you
won't find many on Florida
farms the hot climate creates
tricky growing conditions that
are no treat for the cold-loving
gourds.
After five years of research,
University of Florida experts
have identified eight heat-toler-
ant, ornamental pumpkin vari-
eties that could help Northeast
Florida farmers diversify, and
give consumers new ways to
add autumn atmosphere to their
homes.
"These pumpkins are used
primarily for decoration,
although some of them could be
carved or cooked," said Chad
Hutchinson, an associate pro-
fessor with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Most of them are small, but
they're very eye-catching."
Varieties suitable for North-
east Florida include the reddish
Cinderella, the flat Long Island
Cheese, the green Jarrahdale
and several miniature types,
including Jack Be Little, Baby
Boo and Munchkin, Hutchinson
said. The pumpkins were evalu-
ated at UF's Hastings Demon-
-stration Unit in St. Johns County.
Some of the recommended
varieties are already sold by
Florida retailers, who. obtain
them from producei~ifufther
north, he said. Locally grown
pumpkins would probably be
sold instate to produce whole-
salers.
"With the cost of diesel fuel
so high now, we believe our pro-
ducers could offer a better price
than the competition, because
there's less shipping involved,"
Hutchinson said.
Interest in alternative crops is
high in St. Johns, Putnam and
Flagler Counties, because the
potato market that once domi-
nated farming has declined in


recent years, he said. In the early
1980s, potatoes were produced
on about 34,000 acres in the
region this year they account-
ed for just 17,000 acres. Crops
such as sod, cabbage and Asian
vegetables have become more
popular as a result.
"For growers, pumpkins are a
good complement to potatoes
for a couple of reasons,"
Hutchinson said. "Florida's
potato season ends in early July,
the right time to plant pump-
kins. And the two crops are dif-
ferent in terms of their disease
and pest pressures and nutri-
tional needs, so they can be
grown on the same fields."
Hutchinson said he's still
seeking a large, Florida-friendly
pumpkin ideal for making jack-
o'-lanterns, which could be the
key to opening another new
market for farmers commer-
cial "u-pick" pumpkin patches.
"Up north, taking your kids
out to the country to buy a
pumpkin is a great fall tradition
and I think that kind of business
could catch on here," he said.
"It's one example of how farm-
ers can be more successful by
offering consumers a memo-
rable experience to go along
with the product they're sell-
ing."
Several Northeast Florida
farmers have expressed interest
in pumpkins already, said Doug
Gergela, a biological scientist at
the Hastings unit.
"We're excited about the
possibilities, but we do encour-
age growers to make sure they
understand what's involved
before committing any
resources to this crop," Gergela
said. "Part of our job is to mini-
mize their risk when they try
something new."
Like 'other UF demonstration
sites, the Hastings unit evaluates
crop varieties to determine
which ones will grow best under


local conditions, he said.
Researchers there evaluate
about 30 pumpkin varieties each
year.
Many pumpkin plants don't
produce well in Florida because
the state's heat discourages pro-
duction of female flowers,
reducing the number of fruit per
acre, Gergela said.
But heat shouldn't be a prob-
lem for another type of pumpkin
Gergela and Hutchinson. are
investigating. Edible pumpkins
known as calabaza, popular in
Latin American cuisine, are
native to hot climates and may
be a suitable crop for Northeast
Florida growers.
"Currently, most calabaza
sold in the United States are
imported from Central Ameri-
ca," Gergela said. "So if our
growers can offer a competitive
product, I think there's a possi-
bility of getting a foothold in that
market."
The trials under way in Hast-
ings include calabaza varieties
developed at UF by pumpkin
expert Don Maynard. Calabaza
are now grown on a few hun-
dred acres in South Florida.
Researchers also are evaluat-
ing winter squashes, which are
closely related to pumpkins,
Gergela said. Several varieties
appear suitable for Northeast
Florida production.
"There's an acorn squash
called Carnival that. produces
well and can be stored for three
to four months after harvest,
extending the marketing win-
dow for growers," he said.
"Some varieties of butternut
squash show good potential as
well."
Though commonly consid-
ered vegetables, squashes and
pumpkins are actually fruits,
members of the gourd family.
Some varieties of pumpkin,
such as Atlantic Giant, can
weigh more than 1,000 pounds.


By Barbara Oehlbeck
I had been working steadily
on a huge manuscript since
early morning. It was late after-
noon when I left the plant locat-
ed in a highly industrial area.
Suddenly I could not help but
think of what Mama would have
said if she had been in the truck
with me. Her words would have
been, "Well, it's just hotter than
the hinges of -, and that's all
there is to it."
Because of road construction
I had to use the detour route,
which led by big industries with
trucks pulling in and out, 10
times as big as my old pickup.
Horns blaring, everybody in a
hot hurry to get wherever they
were going and not that patient-
ly.
All of a sudden across the
hood, spanning the windshield
and fluttering on both sides of ,
the truck were what I thought
was dozens of white birds -
pigeons maybe or herons. Slam-
ming on the brakes and pulling
off the road at the same time,
barely missing a big drainage
ditch, I jumped out of the cab
and saw in an instant that I was
not seeing birds atall but solid
white papers that had been
inadvertently left in.a stack on
the hood of my truck.
Of course the wind was
blowing and cars and trucks
were coming and going adding
to the tossing about of the
papers. Quickly I started gather-
ing up the white sheets, which
by this time were scattered all
across the road and the ditches
on either side. About the time I
realized that I couldn't possibly
get them all together before
they'd blow even farther away, a
small beat-up pickup slammed
on its brakes and out jumped a
young man who obviously had
been working in the open.
He was small and thin,
deeply sunburned, his dark hair
was matted to his head with per-
spiration, his clothes were spat-
tered with mud and one shirt
sleeve was torn off at the shoul-
der. In an instant, without saying
a word, he was darting here and
there picking up those papers,
handing them to me, then pick-
ing up more with the other hand
until they were all gathered up
and in my arms. Meanwhile cars
and trucks were still screaming
by dodging us. The driver of the
truck he had been riding in
stopped so suddenly it had bare-
ly missed a utility pole and one
wheel was hanging precariously
over another ditch.
When he handed me the last
handful he had picked up, I was
hollering a loud thank
you...thank you... which I don't
think he heard becausehe dart-
ed so quickly back in the truck,
which was still running and it
was pulling back into the road
even before the young man was
able to shut the door.
I was stunned at his agility,
his instantaneous movements
and his radiant smile. All this
took less than five minutes, but


in that time I saw his smile and
his shining black eyes. And I am
still amazed at how he took in
that whole scene in a matter of
seconds. He saw the predica-
ment I was in, and all he was


thinking of at that moment was
helping me gather up those
papers.
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Edward L. Ayen has been
appointed to introduce the Flori-
da Yards & Neighborhoods
(FY&N) program in the Okee-
chobee region, which includes
Highlands, Okeechobee and
Glades counties.
The Okeechobee region is
faced with a growing number of
problems with regard to lake and
ground water quality and natural
resource degradation. The FY&N
program will initiate programs


that will educate participants as
to the importance of natural
resource protection through
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target homeowners, garden cen-
ter personnel and landscape pro-
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neighborhoods, yards and busi-
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mation, training and utilization of
volunteer groups and a yard cer-


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with the FY&N program are: Uni-
versity of Florida (UF) Depart-
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ture, UF Cooperative Extension
Service, county and municipal
governments, Florida Lake-
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Program, and public utility com-
panies within the three county
area.


Manatees may be removed from ES Act


As if the passage of Congress-
man Richard Pombo's bill virtual-
ly gutting the federal Endangered
Species Act (ESA) wasn't bad
enough, it also included a poorly
drafted, and hastily written
amendment spearheaded by
Florida's Congressional member
Adam Putnam to exclude the
endangered manatee from pro-
tections under the Marine Mam-
mal Protection Act (MMPA).
Conservationists are alarmed,
as the last minute amendment
provided no opportunity for pub-
lic testimony. They say the
amendment was evidently
designed to strip manatees of crit-
ical protections that were vital to
the recent adoption of federal
sanctuaries and refuges in areas
of historically high manatee mor-
tality and injury.
Under Putnam's amendment,
if the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
(Service) performs an ESA con-
sultation with a federal permit-
ting agency on dock building
projects that could affect mana-
tees, the consultation will be con-
sidered the equivalent of an
MMPA incidental take authoriza-
tion and will allow projects that
would likely hurt or kill manatees
to move forward.
The MMPA extends additional
protections beyond the ESA to
endangered marine mammals to
assist in their recovery to sustain-
able populations. Specifically,
Putnam's amendment means
that any individual dock permit
can only be denied if that particu-
lar dock would jeopardize the
entire population of manatees,


even though the dock's construc-
tion and subsequent use by boats
would likely lead to more mana-
tees being killed or injured by
boat collisions.
Conservationists say the intro-
duction and passage of Repre-
sentative Putnam's amendment
is a blatant attack on manatees -
especially since boat strikes con-
tinue to be the largest known
cause of manatee deaths in Flori-
da.
"More docks are being built in
Florida than at any time I can
remember and very few dock
permits have been denied. Even
so, Putnam has been working
with the Florida Marine Contrac-
tor's Association (FMCA) to elim-
inate protections for manatees
afforded them under the existing
MMPA," said Patrick Rose, mana-
tee expert and director of Govern-
ment Relations for Save the Man-
atee Club. "FMCA filed a lawsuit
last year against the Service alleg-
ing that the MMPA did not apply
to Florida's inland waters. They
wanted to get their permits to
build docks and marinas without
having to worry about how many
manatees their boating activities
would kill, so long as each indi-
vidual dock would not cause the
manatee to go extinct."
Earlier this year, the judge in
FMCA's case ruled that the MMPA
did, indeed, apply to the inland
waters of Florida. The conserva-
tion community expressed aston-
ishment that President Bush's
Department of the Interior
argued the MMPA should protect
manatees in Florida waters dur-


ing the court case, but then did a
complete about face and sup-
ported Putnam's legislative
amendment.
With development profits sky-
rocketing from waterfront prop-
erty sales in recent years, the bat-
tle to protect the manatee versus
developing what's left of Florida's
coastline has heated up. In some
cases, individual docks built over
public lands have been sold/con-
veyed for over $1 million. Devel-
opers and the marine industries
are anxious to ensure manatees
don't get in the way of their mod-
ern-day gold rush.
According to environmental
attorney, Eric Glitzenstein, of
Meyer Glitzenstein and Crystal in
Washington D.C., "Presently
under MMPA regulations, the Ser-
vice cannot authorize the 'taking'
of manatees from dock building
and boating activities and there-
fore proposed projects must
either be modified to include
conservation measures or in
extreme cases even denied, if
there is a reasonable assurance
that manatees will be killed or
injured. The practical effect of the
Putnam amendment is a legal
sanction to actually injure or kill a
manatee during dock building or
associated boating activities."
With the House of Represen-
tatives' passage of the Pombo bill
that repeals protections for
endangered species criti-
cal habitat, and the removal of
manatees from the protections of
the MMPA, the future prospects
for recovery of the manatee look
grim.


Harris urges mortgage deduction limit


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Representative Katherine Harris
(R-Fla.) voiced her opposition to a
proposed recommendation to
limit mortgage interest tax deduc-
tions. According to recent press
accounts, the President's Adviso-
fy Panel on Federal Tax Reform is
considering a recommendation
to cap the mortgage interest tax
deduction at $300,000.
Harris and Representative
Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) are leading a
bipartisan effort to urge the Presi-
dent's Tax Reform Panel to recon-
sider a proposed recommenda-
tion to limit mortgage deductions.
Harris and Israel are working to
garner support among members
of Congress and plan to send a let-
ter to the Advisory Panel.
"While I commend the Presi-
dent's bold effort to examine
avenues for tax reform, I oppose
efforts that would discourage
homeownership and stifle eco-
nomic growth. Therefore, I urge
the panel to reconsider proposed
recommendations to limit the
mortgage interest deduction,"
said Harris.
Currently 37 million taxpayers
benefit from the mortgage inter-


est deduction, saving families $70
billion annually. Additionally, the
President's projections to create
5.5 million new homeowners by
the end of the decade would
inject $256 billion into our econo-
my. The creation of new home-
owners magnifies housing con-
struction and helps many small
businesses grow.
"Savings from mortgage
deductions are essential to many
families especially those in the
first years of a new mortgage,"
Harris stated.
According to the Florida Asso-
ciation of Realtors, the median
home price for the Sarasota-
Bradenton area, which Congress-
woman Harris represents, has
increased 34 percent in one year
to $347,400.
The letter, which will be sent to
the President's Advisory Panel on
Federal Tax Reform, states:
"Since the enactment of the
federal tax code in 1913, one of
the most powerful incentives for
expansion and preservation of
homeownership has been the
deductibility of mortgage interest.
"We encourage you to consid-
er other options that do not ham-


per the ability of our constituents
to achieve the American dream,
which would bring about numer-
ous negative social and economic
ramifications."
Congresswoman Harris has.
worked tirelessly to make the
American dream a reality for all
Americans, according to the Con-
gresswoman's press agent. Harris
authored the American Dream
Down payment Act, which was
signed into law in 2003. The
American Dream Down payment
Act helps approximately 40,000
families each year make home-
ownership a reality by assisting
with down payment and closing
costs while educating buyers
through the purchasing process.
Earlier this year Harris spon-
sored an amendment that suc-
cessfully restored $60 million in
funding to the HOPE VI grant pro-
gram. Additionally, Harris has
sponsored the Housing Afford-
ability for Teachers and Public
Officers Act of 2005 which would
provide a one percent down pay-
ment on mortgage loans so that
teachers and public officers can
afford to purchase homes within
the communities they serve.


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Glades
Continued From Page I
approached? The entire popula-
tion of South Florida essentially
halted, putting aside all wedding
plans and vacation reservations
to be as prepared as one could
possibly be. Storm troopers
Anderson Cooper and Jim Can-
tore seemed to be doing just fine
when they set up their camera
crews in the direct paths of dan-
gerous oncoming tropical mon-
sters. Many found themselves all
prepared and no storm to show,
with every hatch battened and
no possible way to be caught
unawares when Wilma actually
made landfall.
Shelters opened on Sunday
evening in Clewiston and Moore
Haven, where hundreds
appeared to seek safe refuge
from what was sure to be a
deadly storm.
"It's tough to be here, away
from home and a little less com-
fortable, but it's much better
than getting blown away in this
storm," said Carlos Garcia, 20,
who was with his mother at the
shelter at Clewiston High
School.
The maximum amount of
preparation may not have been


Glance
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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 Devel-
opment Council, Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, and
Hendry County Tourism Develop-
ment Council to bring birders
from around south Florida for a
weekend of tours, lectures, arts
and crafts and fun Vendors inter-
ested in participating should con-
tact Nita Choban at (863) 983-
8619. For more information,
e-mal twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or jregan@glade-
scountyedc.com or visit our Web
site at
www.bigobirdingfestivacom.

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 Depart-
ment 1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle,
Florida 33975. The class is a
seven-week course that will meet
on Wednesday. If you have any
questions please call Lasheba at
674-4056 Ext. 128.


enough to absorb the shock of
the violent, ferocious winds of
Wilma on Monday morning.
Residents of the Glades area
knew just how to prepare them-
selves. The widespread plywood
window coverings displayed
hundreds of messages, curious
artwork, and business hours.
One of the most simple, straight I
forward messages was both
comforting and ominous:
"PRAY".
Now, as everyone bands
together with hundreds of vot-
unteers from nearly every coun-
ty in Florida and across the
nation, residents seek a sense of
normalcy. With power expected
to be offline until at least a week
to 10 days after the storm,
power generators are putting
out a low hum that seems to
shake everyone's already shak-
en souls,
No serious injuries have been
reported from the storm, and
everyone appears to have sur-
vived the absolute devastation
caused by the 110+ mph winds.
Most residents will readily say
that the storm damage caused
by Hurricane Wilma "is just
stuff". What is important is that
your loved ones are safe, and
that everyone needs help each
other rebuild their community.


Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regu-
lar basis at the Moore Haven,
Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon-2:30
p.m. You can contact Tera or
Linda at the Center for Indepen-
dent Living at (941) 766-8333 in
Charlotte County to find out the
days that they will be available in
those areas.

Economic Council
Meetings
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. If you are not a
member, please contact the EDC
about joining. If you are a mem-
ber, please plan to attend the
meetings. As the Main Street
effort, and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable volunteers to
serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.

Ameriean Legion open
Moore Haven American
Legion Post 299 is now having
bingo, Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal
cost.


Wilma
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did not happen, according to Chief
Don Gutshall of the Clewiston
Police Department. "We had one
incident involving a few individuals
who did try to enter a business dur-
ing the storm, but they were driven
out by Clewiston Police deputies on
patrol," said Chief Gutshall. "There
was also an isolated incident involv-
ing a mentally ill individual, who we
were able to subdue," he said.
No arrests were made following
the incidents.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment, with reinforcements from
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, will impose and
enforce a dusk curfew beginning
Tuesday night, as crews begin
cleanup efforts to clear all road-
ways. The curfew was not heavily
enforced Monday night (when resi-
dents did not yet know about it),
but it will be more strict enforced
in the days to come.
Representative Mark Foley
made thorough assessments with-
in the city of Clewiston, and report-
ed heavy damages to many major
facilities.
"There was a very large blow to
the United States Sugar Refinery,
where a roof was severely dam-
aged," Representative Foley said.
"There are reports that the harvest


B.ILR. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. Regular
bingo is played Tuesdays at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available each day.
Members and qualified guests may
play. Wednesday feature an Italian
dinner or alternate entr e from 5-
7:15 p.m. and Saturday's dinner is
from 5-7:15 p.m- Music for dancing
starts at 7:30 p.m. Call the lodge to
see who is playing. Sunday mom-
ing breakfast is served from 8-10:15
a-m.

VFW Post #9528
The \ FW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 Hwy. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m. daily.
Wednesday is Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner from 5:30-7 p.m., and the cost
is $5. Every Thursday, the post has
bar bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will
be available. Every Friday a steak
dinner with baked potato, salad
and rolls are served from 5:30-7
p.m. with a $9 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool, table. Post meetings are
held on the second and fourth Sat-
urday of the month, beginning at
10 a.m. Commander Albert Crank
is available at 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday


will be severely affected, most of
the sugar cane has been absolutely
decimated," he said. Adolfo Pena
also indicated that early estimates
of crop damage were that approxi-
mately 50 percent of the sugar and
orange crops have been lost.
"There is a legislative effort
underway to include Hurricane
Wilma victims in the Disaster Relief
Bill, originally designated for Katri-
na, and that will provide a major
boost to recovery efforts in the
area," said Representative Foley.
"FEMA is incredibly prepared to
assist with recovery efforts," he
added.
FEMA relief was expected Mon-
day night, but had not arrived as of
Tuesday afternoon, but was expect-
ed shortly. Initial FEMA relief sup-
plies included tarps and water and
ice. Monetary distributions would
not be made anytime soon.
USAR search and rescue efforts
were based in Clewiston and the
Southwest Florida quadrant. FEMA
search and rescue was based in the
Palm Beach, Dade and Broward
areas.
A temporaryy closure was made
to U.S. 27 northbound due to fallen
trees, but is expected to be open by
the end oftheweek.
Temporary food stamps have
been requested by state officials
and are expected, to be available as
early as this week, according to Lt.
Governor ToniJennings.


through Wednesday 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a m.-10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-Il
p.m., or later; and Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m., Mon-
day through Thursday. Dinner is
served at 5 p.m. Tuesday evenings.
Bar bingo starts at 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday. Lunch will be avail-
able. Singles darts every Wednes-
day, 7 p.m. Cafeteria is open from
5-8 p.m., Thursday nights. Friday
at 7 p.m. there will be live music
and dancing. On Saturday, hotdogs
with kraut are served at noon. Sat-
urday dart doubles at 7 p.m.

Diabetes Awareness
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week Diabetes Class at2 p.m.
each Wednesday at the Nobles
Senior Center. Classes include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb-
counting, eye and foot care, and
theABC's of diabetes (theAIlC test,
Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol.
All diabetics, long term or newly
diagnosed, arewelcome.

Support Services
The Agricultural and Labor Pro-
gram, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a grant
from the Department of Communi-
ty Affairs to provide Low Income
home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
services to eligible applicants. in
Hendry and Glades counties. For
an application and or information
please call (800) 330-3491.


Falling for seasonal yellow wildflowers


As I'm writing this column a
week before the storm, Im won-
dering if Wilma will have left
much natural beauty in her wake
for us to see. Along the roads in
our area, Ive noticed that fal has
arrived in the form of several wild-
flowers. So to give us a little rest
from all those weighty cleanup
chores, please be safe and enjoy
the visual bouquet as you travel
our beautiful countryside.-
Wildflowers are seasonal in
nature, and gardeners sometimes
wonder why certain flowers
appear during certain times of the
year. So, in addition to introducing
a pair of these yellow beauties,
this column will describe how
Mother Nature knows when to lay
a yellow blanket over our fields
and forests in the fall-
Timing is everything, as this is a
matter of survival with many flow-
ers. For seeds to grow, and plants
to rest, they must time their flow-
ers perfectly with the right amount
of moisture, temperature and
humidity for survival in the fall, a
number of plants have internal
mechanisms that get them to
flower as days are getting shorter


and temperatures are getting cool-
er.
The response to flowering in
the fall is shown by plants that are
called short day plants. But a look
at how they do this would better
call them long night plants,
Among the many chemical
processes going on in plants, a
pigment is changed from one
form to another during the day. At
night, the process is reversed. The
relative amount of this "phyto-
chome pigment" signals the rest
of the plant either grow more
leaves, or start to form flowers,
which will lead to seed.
In the fall, long night plants
form flowers when the days
become longer than the nights.
This change occurs every year, hot
or cold, hurricanes or not, and the
result will be a blanket of flowers
yearafteryear.
Among fall markers in our
area, besides pumpkin vendors
and football games, is a medium
to tall upright plant that has droop-
ing yellow clusters of small yellow
flowers. These plants are known
as Goldenrod, and as best as I can
tell, as many as six different


species are found in south central
Florida. Statewide, there are 21
species of Solidago, the Golden-
rods, and about 70 different Gold-
enrods are found in the Eastern
U.S. Some are endangered -
many are found growing only in
certain kinds of habitats, while
others have a wide range. And
their pollen does not cause hay
fever.
One of the most common
Goldenrods in our area is the
Pinebarren Goldenrod, S. fistu-
losa. Its common name may sug-
gest that it is found in pine forests,
but it is quite adaptable to any
sandy, moist soil which are
very common in our area. They
grow from 2-6 feet tall, and are
topped with plume-like clusters of
golden yellow flowers that arch
over. Look closely and you will see
an abundance of insects on the
small flowers.
A second fall flower that is
quite striking is a member of the
Sunflower family. Most people
have a pretty good idea of what a
sunflower looks like, but the sun-
flowers now painting our road-
sides yellow are generally daisies,


And in fact, both the sunflowers
and goldenrods are part of the.
large plant family called the Com-
posite or Daisx family.
My sources tell me that there
are as many as 21 sunflower
species in Florida, and hundreds
across the U.S. But only one
species, the Southeastern Sun-
flower (Helianthus agrestis) forms
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head to regions


By Mark Young

WEST PALM BEACH The
Lady Gators will take their region-
al championship aspirations on
the road to Pompano Beach to
take on Highlands Christian fol-
lowing their second place finish at
districts Oct. 20, in West Palm
Beach.
As of press time, the Lady
Gators are already in tournament
competition, but were forced on
the road after succumbing to
King's Academy who swept
Glades Day on the Lady Lion
home court in three straight.
But not before the Lady Gators
blistered a trail through the district
tournament by overpowering
Summit Christian by scores of 25-
8, 27-25, and 25-9 to open the dis-
trict tournament Oct. 24. The vic-
tory pitted Glades Day against St.
Edwards Oct. 25 for the opportu-
nity to secure a place in regionals
as either the district champion or
the runner-up.
Glades Play had little trouble in
dispatchin$ St. Edwards to guar-
antee a regional appearance, as
the Lady Gators gobbled up the
victory with a three-game sweep.
Glades Day took the victory with
scores of 27-25, 25-21, and 25-18.
Senior Ashley Baughman led
the Lady Gators to victory with 13
kills, but had 'plenty of help from
Glades Day'sIsophomore sensa-
tion Danielle Sly who tallied 11
kills and 22 service points, and the
Lady Gator on court leader, junior
Alleigh Schlechter who posted 11
kills of her own for the match.
The two victories saw the Lady
Gators take the court against the
host team from King's Academy
who entered the tournament as
the number one seed and the
favorite to win the championship.
The Lady Lions had defeated the
Lady Gators twice during the reg-
ular season and despite Glades
Day sailing through the tourna-
ment to pick up their 11th victory
of the season, were tentative
against the Lady Lions to open the
championship match.
Glades Day entered the final
match a little on edge and the jit-
ters were somewhat apparent in a
match that exposed some confi-
dence issues. Those early jitters
would cost the Lady Gators as
King's Academy broke open a
quick 5-0 lead as Glades Day
struggled to get their offense in
sync.
The Lady Lions opened up an
11-4 lead before Sly gave the Lady
Gators an emotional lift with a


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Sophomore sensation
Danielle Sly goes up for one
of her two match kills against
King's Academy who Glades
Day would succumb in a bid
for the district title.
strong kill, followed by a kill from
sophomore Natalie Harville. The
back to back kills pulled the Lady
Gators within five, but the Lady
Lions would hold that advantage
until late in the match when they
broke it open with a four-point
run and eventually closed out a
25-16 victory in game one.
Game two saw a repeat per-
formance as the Lady Lions
jumped out to a quick 7-1 advan-
tage. The Lady Gators composed
themselves and mounted a brief
comeback behind the net play of
Sly and junior Candace Pavey. Sly
mounted a solid defensive per-
formance, denying two Lady Lion
kill attempts to help pull the Lady
Gators within a four-point deficit.
King's Academy held a 13-9
advantage, but' launched a six-
point run in collecting triple aces
to open up a 19-9 lead. The Lady
Lions would hold on to a 25-12
victory in game two.
Fighting for the championship,
the Lady Gators claimed their first
lead of the match in game three
with Baughman leading the way
with a kill and block to give her
squad a 4-2 advantage, but the
lead would be fleeting after a 5-5
deadlock was shattered by a Lady
Lion six-point run. King's Acade-
my would duplicate that effort to
take a 20-7 lead later in the match



Senior Ashley Baughman eyes the ball in all the way as the
Lady Gator backcourt was kept busy with a strong Lady Lion
net game.


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Junior Candace Pavey has no problem fending off a Lady
Lion kill attempt in Glades Day's district championship action


in West Palm Beach, Oct. 20.
and went on to claim the district
championship with a 25-13 victo-
ry over the Lady Gators.
Glades Day is currently in


regional action as of press time,
barring the outcome of Hurricane
Wilma, which may delay regional
action across the state.


Lake area varsity sports schedules


Editor's note: The fall high school
sports season is upon us. To have
your school's schedule published, e-
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To help us provide lake-area cover-
age, request a sports information
sheet or please send game stats to
myoung@newszap.com. If you don't
see your child's schedule or results in
the paper, please ask the school to
submit their information as requested.
Glades Day
varsity schedule:
Gator Football:
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away, 7:30
p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian Academy
(Miami), home, 7:30 p.m.
Moore Haven
varsity schedule:
Terrier Football:
Oct. 28: Glades Day, home, 7:30 p.m.

Sports in

brief


Baseball and softball
registrations
Clewiston Youth Baseball and
Softball will be holding registra-
tion for the upcoming season at
Clewiston Middle School cafeteria
on Saturday, Nov. 5; Thursday,
Nov. 17; Thursday, Dec.. 1: and
Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups on
Thursday nights will be from 7-9
p.m. and Saturday sign ups will be
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a copy
of your child's birth certificate.
Cost of registration is $55 per
child (second child s $50 registra-
tion). Registration after these
dates will result in a late registra-
tion fee.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary makes house calls? They will
come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment need-
ed on your boat. This service is
free. You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
467-3085 to arrange a boat check.


Nov. 4: St. Edwards, home, 7:30 p.m.
Pahokee varsity
football schedule:
Oct. 28: Suncoast (homecoming),
home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away
Clewiston
sports schedule:
Tiger Football:
Oct. 28: St. Andrews, home
Nov. 4: Okeechobee, home
Glades Central Football
Oct. 28: Monarch High School,
home
Nov. 1: Pahokee High School,
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Nov. 14: Lake Placid, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Nov. 15: Riverdale, Away, 7:30 p.m.
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Local businesses sought for Acceler8 projects


By Cindy Bailey
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District hosted an Accel-
er8 Construction and Business Out-
reach Symposium at LaBelle Civic
Center, on Wednesday Oct. 19, to
introduce the Acceler8 and
SFWMD construction projects, to
local businesses in LaBelle.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District, as stated on its
website, is a regional, agency that
oversees the water resources in the
southern half of the state. It is the
oldest and largest of the state's five
water management districts.
The eight Acceler8 projects are:
C-43 (Caloosahatchee River) West
Reservoir, Everglades Agricultural
Area Reservoir Phases 1 with
Bolles and Cross canals improve-
ments, Everglades Agricultural Area
Stormwater Treatment Area Expan-
sion, Picayune Strand (Southern
Golden Gate Estates) Restoration,
C-44 (St. Lucie Canal),
Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment
Area, Water Preserve Areas, Bis-
cayne Bay Coastal Wetlands -
Phase 1 and C- 111 Spreader Canal.
The symposium addressed all
eight projects, with reference to Job
Training and Business Develop-
ment, Small Business Develop-
ment, Enterprise Zone Benefits and
the SFWMD Construction Projects
overview.
In the next three months more
than $70 million in contract servic-
es will be solicited by the SFWMD
under the Acceler8 program. Sever-
al solicitations will be issued for
smaller projects in order to involve
small companies in the area.
SFWMD allows companies to
bid on contacts up to $50,000 with-
out being registered. Pre-registra-
tion is required for construction
work above $50,000.
"The whole intention of Accel-
er8 is to spread the work around,"
said Frank Hayden, Procurement
Development Director.
Stated on an information leaflet
given out on Wednesday evening,
an expanded business outreach ini-
tiative by the SFWMD 'is helping
smaller, local firms be part of the
action. Rio-Bak Corporation, a gen-
eral contractor with an office in
Belle Glade, was awarded two con-
tracts in September for the Acceler8


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District Acceler8 projects throughout the southern portion of
the state.


The second project is EAA Storage
Reservoir, (Construction Manage-
ment at Risk) in Palm Beach Coun-
ty. Solicitation was issued in Octo-
ber 2005, the planned award for the
contract is January 2006, with an
estimated cost of $60 million. The
third project is C-44
Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment
Area Test Cells Project in Martin
County. The solicitation will be
issued in November 2005, the
planned award for the contract is
January 2006, at an estimated cost
of $10 million.
'We want you to be successful
in doing business with us. If at first
you don't succeed, please don't
give up," said Hayden.
It is possible for contractors to
work on more than one project at a


Site Preparation Work on Stormwa-
ter Treatment Area 2, Cell 4 in the
amount $436,500 and $417,000 the
projects are located along U.S. 27 in
western Palm Beach County. This
was the second and third Acceler8
contract awarded as a result of the
initiative.
"Our success is based on your
involvement. We want to give you a
head start on success," said Frank J.
Ferrano, Acceler8 Construction Ser-
vice Manager.
Acceler8 has three upcoming
projects, Stormwater Treatment
Area 2, Cell 4 Expansion Project in
Palm Beach County. The solicita-
tion was issued in October 2005,
the construction is planned for Jan-
uary 2006, with an estimated con-
struction cost of $15 $18 million.


time, although work can be divided
between several contractors if a
project was too big for a company
to complete alone.
Ferrano said, "You have the
opportunity to work on three differ-
ent smaller projects, rather than
one big project or just work on one
big project. That is what is so great
about our program-the choice is
yours."
Qualification training is available
through SFWMD. Pre-employment
to a company that will support the
Acceler8 program will be paid in
full by SFWMD. For post employ-
ment training SFWMD will con-
tribute 50 percent toward the cost.
For more information contact Jim
Reynolds, Procurement, at (561)
682-2397 or at.
jreynolds@sfwmd.gov.
"You can determine what area
you want to work in. What would
be best for you, for your company?
Look at the website, you can deter-
mine wherever you want to work,"
said Ferrano.
There is another opportunity to
attend the Construction Sympo-
sium, in Okeechobee on Thursday,
Oct. 27, between 3.-7. p.m., the
location is to be determined. All
information can be found on the
website.
Contact information: Questions
concerning Construction Services
contact Frank. Ferrano, Acceler8
Construction Service Manager at
(561) 242-5520, extension 4098 or
e-mail fferano@sfwmd.gov.
For information concerning
Business Outreach contact Alvin B.
Jackson Jr., at (561) 242-5520,
extension 4041 or e-mail ajack-
son@sfwmd.gov.
For general information and
upcoming events contact Rhonda
Haag (561) 682-2088 or e-mail
rhaag@sfwmd.gov.
For training opportunities con-
tact Diana Barboni, Community
College at (561) 868-3345 or bar-
bonid@pbcc.edu.
Florida Enterprise Zones contact
Ron Zimmerly on 675-5264.
"If you have questions, call us. If
you want information, call us. If
you're not successful, call again.
Call, call, call. If you call that much
we will have to get in touch with
you," said Hayden.


Alico-Agri announces 291 acre land purchase


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced
that Alico-Agri,,,Ltd., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Agri-Insur-
ance Co., Ltd. and Alico, Inc.,
purchased approximately 291
acres in Polk County, Florida on
Oct. 11, 2005 for $9.2 million.


The property contains 2,100
feet of road frontage on U.S. 27
and 2,600 feet of road frontage
on County road 640. The proper-
ty also includes approximately
2,640 feet of lakefront along
Crooked Lake, a 6,000-acre lake.
The company identified the
property as an exchange proper-
ty under section 1031 of the Inter-
nal Revenue Code and intends to


defer tax on $9.2 million of pro-
ceeds from the recently
announced Ginn sale in connec-
tion with the acquisition.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "We
are excited about the Crooked
Lake acquisition. The property
currently contains citrus grove,
woodlands and pasture. We will
be exploring alternative uses for


the property, including commer-
cial and residential development.
The property met with our goal
of acquiring undeveloped prop-
erty with development potential
in the path of progress. We
believe the returns from this
investment over the next five
years will prove rewarding to our
shareholders."


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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
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Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
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MOBILE HOMES: Montura. All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre
$950,00 Mini ranch in tova. This 3BD/2BA mobile home through 1.25+/- acres.
sits on 10+/- acres and includes barns, ponds and much $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on a paved
more! mroad.
$475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on
on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addition with Appalossa Ave. in Montum Ranch Estates.
it's own entrance and much more. The property has a pond $55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Montura.
with an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart
more. ofMontura.
$300,000 -3BD/IBA mobile home in Muse which rests $49,200 -. 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof Property is also HOMESITES:
fenced with a shed anti pond. $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-sac, close to
$275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages schools and recreation.
galore. $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. -Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an Auto Salvage LaBelle.
yard. $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+/- .-.. ii r,.i ,. ii
* $1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts $55,000- .95+/- ..... .i .. .... ... ,i ....".....
on two roads, owner will divide. road in Monura.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a $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
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* $650,000 2+/- acre parcel in the heart of Alva on busy build your dream home.
SR 80. $52,900 .25+/- acre. Nice lot with oak trees in growing
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore section of Port LaBelle.
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plants. Pole bamrn and 1930's home are located on the prop- on these three oak filled city lots.
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3/2/2 ON RIVER W/POOL AND DOCK $1,700/M 3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits on
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Unusual climate pattern affects lake


Prepping for the storm: Taking no chances
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By MaryAnn Morris


The current weather pattern
has not taken place for the past
50 or 100 years, say scientists.
"We are experiencing an
uncommon event. South Florida
climate varies in cycles, some
that form patterns with long
return frequencies. This certain-
ly is an event of a magnitude that
normally occurs once every 50
to 100 years. That these weath-
er/climate factors are happening
at the same time, is a rarity," said
Dr. Jayantha Obeyserkera,
Director of the Hydrologic and
Environmental Systems Model-
ing Department at the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. Educated in India and the
U.S., Dr. Obeyserkera has prac-
ticed water resource engineer-
ing for over 20 years and taught
in five countries: Dominican
Republic, Columbia, Spain, Sire
Lanka and the U.S.
Working with Paul Trtmble, a
lead engineer working with
SFWMD for 28 years whose
work in hydrologic and climate
has been verified statistically by
scientists at NOAA's national
research lab in Miami, Dr. Obey-
sekera and his colleagues have
studied past weather patterns
and have closely followed them
since last year's unusual hurri-
cane activity. They now believe
that Florida is seeing a tempera-
ture and rainfall pattern not seen
in many decades.
Statistics from the National
Climate Data Center show that
the Atlantic Ocean has warm
and cold temperature cycles that
typically last several decades.
The last previous warm phase
occurred from the middle 1920s
through the 1960s, when South
Florida also experienced very


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wet conditions. This is verified
in the ring patterns in the cut
cross-sections of old trees also.
By studying the tree-ring pat-
terns and information about the
climate in the past, scientists
know that the warm and cold
cycles are a regular part of the
global climate. At this time,
however, the tropical Atlantic
Ocean is even warmer than
would be expected in this cycle.
According to the scientists, it is
not known if this is due to global
warming or another natural vari-
able.
The effect of the warm/cold
cycles on Lake Okeechobee is
also shown by history. Histori-
cally, during warm phases,
inflow into the lake can be dou-
ble the inflow of cold periods. .
The National Climate Data


Center's 111-year period of
record that begins in 1895
shows that the Florida statewide
wet season rainfall from 2001 to
2004 was the largest rainfall of
any other similar four-year peri-
od. Only during the middle of
the 20th century did any other
four-year period. August 2004 to
July 2005 was the wettest period
on record. Scientists at SFWMD
will be monitoring both the cli-
matic and conditions of the
watershed on a weekly basis to
be aware of the current outlook.
"Though seasonal climatic
forecasts may have significant
uncertainties, the water man-
agers need to take actions in
advance when climatic outlooks
indicate a risk of extremely wet
conditions," said Dr. Obeysek-
era.


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WASHINGTON The head of
the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
announced Monday that federal
disaster aid has been made avail-
able for Florida to help people
and community's recovery efforts
in the area struck by Hurricane
Wilma beginning on Oct. 23,
-2005, and continuing.
Acting Director of FEMA R.
David Paulison, said the assis-
tance was authorized under a
major disaster declaration issued
for the state by President Bush,
and designated the following
counties eligible for aid to stricken
residents and business owners:
Collier, Lee and Monroe Counties.
The assistance, to be coordi-
nated by FEMA, can include
grants to help pay for temporary
housing, home repairs and other
serious disaster-related expenses.
Low-interest loans from the U.S.
Small Business Administration
also will be available to cover resi-
dential and business losses not
fully compensated by insurance.
Additionally, Mr. Paulison said
federal funds will be provided for
the state and affected local gov-
ernments and certain private non-
profit communities to pay 75 per-
cent of the eligible costs for
restoring damaged facilities in the
counties of Brevard, Broward,
Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indi-.
an River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee,
Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, St.


Lucie, and Sarasota.
For a period of up to 72 hours,
assistance for debris removal and
emergency protective measures,
including direct Federal assis-
tance, will be provided at 100 per-
cent of the total eligible costs.
Federal funding is also available
on a cost-sharing basis for hazard
mitigation measures statewide.
Mr. Paulison indicated that
more counties and additional
forms of assistance may be desig-
nated after assessments are fully
completed in the affected areas.
He named Justin DeMello as the
Federal Coordinating Officer for
Federal recovery operations in the
affected areas.
Mr. DeMello said those who
sustained losses in the counties
designated for aid to affected resi-
dents and business owners can
begin the disaster application
process tomorrow by registering
online at http://www.fema.gov or
by calling 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362), or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)
for the hearing and speech
impaired. The toll-free telephone
numbers will operate 24 hours a
day, seven days a week until fur-
ther notice.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts fol-
lowing any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers, and manages
the National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram and the U.S. Fire Adminis-


tration. FEMA became part of the
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security on March 1, 2003.

Federal programs
Following is a summary of key
federal disaster aid programs that
can be made available as needed
and warranted under President
Bush's major disaster declaration
issued for Florida.
Assistance for Affected Individ-
uals and Families Can Include as
Required:
Rental payments for tempo-
rary housing for those whose
homes are unlivable. Initial assis-
tance may be provided for up to
three months for homeowners
and at least one month for
renters. Assistance may be
extended if requested after the ini-
tial period based on a review of
individual, applicant require-
ments. (Source: FEMA funded
and administered.)
Grants for home repairs and
replacement of essential house-
hold items not covered by insur-
ance to make damaged dwellings
safe, sanitary and functional.
(Source: FEMA funded and
administered.)
Grants to replace personal
property and help meet medical,
dental, funeral, transportation
and other serious disaster-related
needs not covered by insurance
or other federal, state and charita-
ble aid programs. (Source: FEMA
funded at 75 percent of total eligi-
ble costs; 25 percent funded by


the state.)
Unemployment payments
up to 26 weeks for workers who
temporarily lost jobs because of
the disaster and who do not
qualify for state benefits, such as
self-employed individuals.
(Source: FEMA funded; state
administered.).
Low-interest loans to cover
residential losses not fully com-
pensated by insurance. Loans
available up to $200,000 for pri-
mary residence; $40,000 for per-
sonal property, including renter
losses. Loans available up to
$1.5 million for business proper-
ty losses not fully compensated
by insurance. (Source: U.S.
Small Business Administration.)
Loans up to $1.5 million for
small businesses that have suf-
fered disaster-related cash flow
problems and need funds for
working capital to recover from
the disaster's adverse economic
impact. This loan in combina-
tion with a property loss loan
cannot exceed a total of $1.5
million. (Source: U.S. Small
Business Administration.)
Loans up to $500,000 for
farmers, ranchers and aquacul-
ture operators to cover produc-
tion and property losses, exclud-
ing primary residence. (Source:
Farm Service Agency, U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture.)
Other relief programs: Cri-
sis counseling for those trauma-
tized by the disaster; income tax
assistance for filing casualty
losses; advisory assistance for


legal, veterans benefits and
social security matters.
Assistance for the State and
Affected Local Governments
Can Include as Required:
Payment of 75 percent of
the eligible costs for repairing or
replacing damaged public facili-
ties, such as roads, bridges, utili-
ties, buildings, schools, recre-
ational areas and similar
publicly owned property, as well
as certain private non-profit
organizations engaged in com-
munity service activities.
(Source: FEMA funded, state
administered.)
Payment of 75 percent of
the eligible costs for removing
debris from public areas and for
emergency measures taken to
save lives and protect property
and public health. (Source:
FEMA funded, state adminis-
tered.)
Payment of 75 percent of
the approved costs for hazard
mitigation projects undertaken
by state and local governments
to prevent or reduce long-term
risk to life and property from
natural or technological disas-
ters. (Source: FEMA funded,
state administered.)

How to apply for
assistance:
Those in the counties des-
ignated for assistance to affected
residents and business owners
can begin the disaster applica-


tion process by registering
online at http://www.fema.gov
or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)
for the hearing and speech
impaired. The toll-free tele-
phone numbers are available 24
hours a day seven days a week
until further notice. Applicants
registering for aid should be pre-
pared to provide basic informa-
tion about themselves (name,
permanent address, phone
number), insurance, coverage
and any other information to
help substantiate losses.
Application procedures for
local governments will be
explained at a series of
federal/state applicant briefings
with locations to be announced
in the affected area by recovery
officials. Approved public repair
projects are paid through the
state from funding provided by
FEMA and other participating
federal agencies.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers, and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program and the U.S. Fire
Administration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security on March 1,
2003.


Use care when trimming damaged trees


By MaryAnn Morris
If the storm has left broken trees
or large branches in your yard,
other than dragging the pieces to
the roadside for pickup, here's the
best way to deal with the mess.
Broken trees can be sawed into
pieces and stacked for firewood or
placed at the roadside edge of the
property for pick up. Broken or
hanging branches can be pruned
off. Like anything else, there is a
right way to do this.
Cut as illustrated, close to the
trunk, on a slant and leave the "col-
lar" as shown. If it's a long, heavy
branch, cut it off in pieces, starting
at the small end. Before you cut,
look to see where the tree or


branch will fall. Oak wood, for
instance is very heavy, and even
small pieces can cause injury, dam-
age or death.
Hatchets, machetes or other
hacking tools leave an ugly, dis-
ease-prone stub. Use a chain saw,
if you know how to use one. If you
have purchased a new chain saw,
practice on something, on the
ground before trying to use one up
over your head. Read the direc-
tions. Think before you cut. You
don't want to become a post-hurri-
cane injury statistic. You can also
use a hand saw. It takes longer, but
it will do the job.
Dan Culbert, Extension Agent,
Horticulture, for Okeechobee
County, advises "Stand away off


with a pencil or other such object
in your hand. Hold the pencil (or
whatever- you have chosen)
upright at arms length and sight
along its length the height of the
overhanging tree or branch. Move
the top of the pencil right and left to
see where the tree (or branch)
might possibly fall to minimize the
chances of damage."
Don't pile branches in ditches
or on the road pavement. Branches
will slow the drainage of storm
water and collect trash that can
block the ditch completely.
Branches on road pavement can
cause an accident and slow the
progress of fire trucks, ambulances
and other emergencyvehicles.
Remember, when working in


the heat, pace yourself, take your
time and drink 2 to 4 glasses of
water every HOUR. If you wait until
you're thirsty, you are already dehy-
drated. Being dehydrated puts you
at risk for heat stroke, heat exhaus-
tion and other heat-related illness-
es. Take frequent "cool-off" breaks
while you work. Do not work in the
mid-day heat. Work early, work late
and use mid-day for a siesta!
Use insect repellent contain-
ing DEET. Apply lightly to both
clothing and exposed skin.
Information for this article
was provided by the Okee-
chobee County Extension Office
and Okeechobee County and
University of Florida IFAS.


Special to INI/ Edward F. Gilman/IFAS
Remove all dead or damaged wood without cutting into the
"collar" of the branch, close to the trunk of the tree. Cutting
Into the collar amounts to cutting into the trunk.


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equipment, steel warehouse.
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EYE GLASSES- prescription,
found on Hwy 70 across
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(863)763-3134.
KEYS- set of keys found at
Post Office in LaBelle, call to
identify. (863)675-5786.
LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to identify.
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WHITE MALE DOG- brown
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&128th ave. (772)370-1636
or (863)763-7831.

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863-357-2246
STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terrier
Dark choc. brindle color, looks
like mini pitbull. Missing form
fenced yard. Please call with
any information. Very large
cash reward, (239)633-6522


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Employment -

Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060


$500 Signing Bonus! An excit-
ing opportunity Travel the
USA with our young co-ed
team. Personality a must
Enthusiastic, motivated, able
to travel. Call Robbie,
(877)787-4386.
$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
0 opportunities .
(800)493-3688 Code
J-14.
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Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
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based pay. Experienced Op-
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tractors or Company Drivers.
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CONSTRUCTION
SUPERINTENDENT
PROJECT MANAGER
Qualified to manage SFWMD
Heavy Civil Construction
Projects. Must have exten-
sive Field Exp. and moderate
office abilities. Excellent
compensation package.
Contact Sam (850)258-3545
or fax-resume
(561)996-5663.
CUSTODIAN
Hard working individual with
transportation, experienced on
floor cleaning machines:
knowledge of school operation
preferred. Background check.
Call (561)993-4248.
DELIVER FEMA RV's FOR
PAY! A NATIONAL RV deliv-
ery service has immediate
needs for qualified contrac-
tors to deliver "new" RV trail-
ers from factories and
dealers to Hurricane relief
sites. This is a great way for
you to help the victims.
Please log on today:
www.horizontransport.com.

DENTAL ASSISTANT -
Full Time. Certification
or experience pre-
ferred. Bilingual Eng-
lish/Spanish pref.
competitive salary &
excellent benefits. Ap-
ply at:
Florida Community
Health Centers
315 South W. C. Owen
Ave., Clewiston, FL
or fax resume to
(863)983-9604
EOE/DFWP
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Lignmouse
Designed to be topped with a
solar-powered outdoor light,
this lighthouse project is an
ideal beacon for a shadowy
porch or pathway. It stands
about five feet tall.
Lighthouse plan
(No. 860)... $9.95
Lighthouses Package
3 plans incl. 860
(No. C159)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
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*DryVan
*Excellent Pay
*Top Benefits
*Great Company
Recruiter available Sat.
A.M. and Sun. all day


EXPERIENCED CARPENTER
Must speak English and have
own tools & transportation. All
'round work: Siding, Roofing,
Hurricane Protection Installa-
tions. Must be a self starter.
Pay contingent upon ability,
attitude & work ethic.
Call (561)985-2327
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

KNOWLEDGEABLE HORSE
people needed. Become an
independent agent for Horse
supplement company, dealer
recruitment and product
sales. Commissions based
program. Contact Sarah,
(877)788-4448 or equinein-
fo@ihvets.com.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
needed at Florida Com-
munity Health Centers.
Bilingual preferred.
Competitive salary and
excellent benefits. Apply:

315 South W.C. Owen
Avenue, Clewiston, FL
or fax resume to
(863)983-9604
EOE/DFWP
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9048.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s iti o n 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. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.
ROAD RULES Ten immediate
openings for the sharpest
people to represent sports,
fashion & news publications.
Must be money motivated,
start immediately, paid daily.
(866)891-3673.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 mmin
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for It?


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Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
October 24, 2005
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ANNUAL PAY SCALE: $19,000 $27,000.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to plan, prioritize, assign, super-
vise the work of staff involved in emergency management ac-
tivities. Must be able to perform a variety of responsible duties
related to the Emergency Management Operation, handling
special projects and other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be
available and prepared to respond to any emergency/disaster
or potential emergency disaster seven (7) days a week, twen-
ty-four (24) hours a day. Must be able to react calmly and
promptly during an emergency/disaster crisis for a prolonged
period of time. Knowledge of the principles and functions of
emergency management and knowledge of local, state and
federal emergency response agencies a plus. Must have the
ability to Interpret federal and state laws to formulate policy for
Implementation at local level. Must be able to organize and
mobilize personnel and resources for any emergencies. Must
be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and
in writing. Must possess computer knowledge and skills.
Must be able to perform any other related work as assigned or
required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Emergency Management
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 5 days per week.
(except as noted above)
CLOSING DATE: November 7,2005
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copyof valid Florida Driver's License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J.
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


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

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: Bobble Anderson
Email resumes to:
bobbie@langfordyall.comrn


LABORER, LOADER OPERATOR,
& QC TECHNICIAN

Rinker Materials is currently seeking qualified candi-
dates to fill positions for a Laborer, Loader Operator
and a QC Technician. Candidates must be able to op-
erate heavy equipment, perform routine maintenance
and must be willing to cross-train into different areas
of the sand mining environment. Prior industrial expe-
rience preferred. Excellent compensation and benefits
package available! Please apply in person at 5990
U.S. HWY 27, Palmdale, FL or call: 863-675-2862
EEO/DFW


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MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental 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

Lykes Bros. Inc Ranch Division has immediate
openings for the following positions:
d Mechanic/Welder
Must have own tools and
valid FL Drivers License.


Ranch Hand
Must have own tack &
saddle experience helpful.
Applications accepted
Mon-Fri 8a-3p
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace

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

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.

BUS DRIVER/GROUP LEADER
Pahokee Pals "out-of-school childcare pro-
gram" has immediate need for a Bus Driv-
er/Group Leader in Pahokee. This position will
transport children ages 5-12 about 1-2 hours/day
and also for occasional field trips in addition to
Group Leader responsibilities supervising recrea-
tional/educational activities and interacting with
the children. CDL Class "B" license with excellent
driving record required as well as completion of
40 child care training. Fax resumes to:

Cassandra Osborne
561-924-3595 or call
561-924-5677
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Bartender $9.00 plus grats
Busser $5.50 plus grats
Cashier $9.50 per hour
Count Team Member $9.50 per hour
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Line Cook $10.00 per hour
Maintenance Worker $9.00 per hour + (d.o.e.)
Poker Brush $8.00 per hour
Prep Cook .$8.00 per hour
Security Officer $10.00 per hour
Security Supervisor D.O.E.
Server $5.50 plus grats
TAD Clerk $21.00 avg. w/grats
Vault Cashier $9.50 per hour
We are also seeking candidates for these professional positions:
Database Analyst Human Resources Generalist
Financial Analyst IT Technician PC Support Technician
Benefits available for all employees
www.theseminolecasino.com
Apply in person at 506 S. 1V' Street, Immokalee, FL
1-800-218-0007


Lykes Bros Ranch Division
has an immediate opening for
Administrative Assistant
in the Land Management Division at it's Brighton office.
Responsibilities include administrative support, processing land
transactions, researching title abstracts and public records &
mapping. Qualified candidates should possess experience as a
real estate paralegal or land title research assistant, knowledge
of office practises and procedures and experience with the use of
office productivity software. AS Degree in Legal Assistant or
comparable training and experience and/or experience with the
use of mapping software. Lykes offers competitive wages and an
excellent benefit package. Qualified
applicants should mail or fax resume to: -.
Lykes Ranch Division :.*
Attn: Loyda Rivera
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee. FL 34974 ,
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SUBSTITUTE GROUP LEADER
Pahokee Pals "out-of-school childcare pro-
gram" has immediate need for Substitute Group
Leaders in Pahokee. Substitute Group Leaders
will supervise recreational/educational activities
and interact with children ages 5-12 for 5 hours
per day M-F, and be available on an on-cal basis.
Completion of 40 hour child care training required
as well as ability to work harmoniously with stu-
dents, staff and parents. Fax resumes to:
Cassandra Osborne
561-924-3595 or call
561-924-5677
Catholic Charities
EOE


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Reals Estate Development and Managertent company is
currently seeking an experienced Administrative As-
sistantto process and manage commercial contracts,
leases and general office tasks. Responsibilities
would include, but are not limited to, lease drafting
and administration, all aspects of managing contract
timelines, comprehensive record keeping, general sec-
retarial duties and tenant supervision.
Experience in Leasing, Property Management and or a
paralegal degree preferred. A comprehensive knowl-
edge of Microsoft Office and related software pro-
grams is required. We offer compensation based on
experience and demonstrated ability, fully paid health
and dental coverage after 90 days and two weeks va-
cation after one year.
Our offices are a 30 minute commute west of Royal
Palm Beach.
www.theroyalcompanies.com
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Immediate opening for a mechanic helper, with work
hours of 9 am 7 pm 5 1/2 days a week. Benefit pack-
age includes medical/vision/dental plans, paid vaca-
tions, 401K and other benefits. Drug free workplace.
Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29N., Felda, Florida.
Contact Jim McVay (863) 673-0363
EOE/V/H/F/M
Se solicita un ayudante de mecanico en el taller de A
Duda. El horario sera de las 9 am 7 pm, 5 1/2 dias
por semana. Se ofrece un pacquete que include un plan
medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de retiro, y
otros beneficios. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase a
12255 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda, Florida. Hable con el
Senor Jim McVay a su telefono (863) 673-0360.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de opportu-
nidades


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


Part-Time
Receptionist Needed
To work evenings,
weekends and some
holidays. Must be
reliable, able to work
with the public, have
general office knowl-
edge and good phone
skills. Please submit
application at Palm
Terrace of Clewiston
301 S. Gloria Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-983-5123



The GEO Group, Inc.
RN'S & LPN'S
NEEDED
The GEO Group a world-
wide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a
challenging and exciting
opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay,
Medical, Dental, Short
term disability, 401K,
Paid vacation & Holidays
and Life Insurance
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Hwy 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did it, so can
you! 2-3 confirmed appoint-
ments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




A CASH COW! 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ YOU OK
LOCATIONS ENTIRE BUSI-
NESS $10,670 HURRY!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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puter Required. Serious In-
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essary. $49.95 Start up. Call
Futures, Inc.
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Southern Gardens Groves
has 2 Crew Leader open
wages, steady seasonal
limited housing available.
and prefer previous expert
application at 1820 CR 83
863.902.4133.

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Computer Exp. a
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A. Duda & Sons, Inc., a lead
LaBelle area has an immedi
foreman to coordinate inc
traffic in product movemr
quently with outside vend
and personnel. The success
high school diploma with
truck loading experience.
computer skills.
medical/dental/vision, 4011
other benefits. Apply in p
29, LaBelle, Fl. (863)
M/F/V/H/EOE



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water, great equip. and ser-
vices, financing available
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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


ALL Accidents & Injury
Claims. AUTOMOBILE,
BIKE/BOAT/BUS, ANIMAL
BITES, WORKERS COMPEN-
SATION, WRONGFUL
DEATH, NURSING HOME IN-
JURIES. "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A ATTORNEY
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
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.


Emplymen
Full Tim


PROVES CORPORATION

LEADER
s' Harvesting Operation
ngs. Offers competitive
employment, with
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rience. Pick up an
33, Clewiston or call





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receptionist
must, Bilingual,
, & General Office
thin @ Everglades
in. Mail resume to:
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il Resume To:
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ling citrus employer in the
ate opening for a shipping
:oming & outgoing truck
tent, communicating fre-
lors, company sales dept.
ssful candidate will have a
5 years shipping, dock &
Good writing, verbal, and
Benefits include
K, vacations, holidays, and
)erson at 6115 South Hwy
675-2600 ext. 3550.




NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Vio-
lence *Misdemeanors *DUI
*Traffic *Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
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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 8 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 F
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
Tos & Games 730
V 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 CONDITIONER, Maytag,
15,000 btu, paid $400, sell
for $250.
(239)470-3040/415-7556


AIR CONDITIONERS- 8,000
BTU's Works good $60.
(863)467-4366
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Ave J & 1lst St. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC-
TION- $75 (407)436-1901
POPCORN QUILT- 84x96,
great cond. $500
(407)436-1901.


I


KNIFE MAKING- Acety-
lene/Oxygen tanks, hoses &
gauges, drill presses, multi
grinders, $2000

(86) 6 The most important

COUC MATCHING CHAI, $150. 20 m minutes of your day
(863)675-2648

SGood ondit ion. ds 00 is the tim e spent reading
(863)357-1560
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never W ith your child from
used, Rd DR Table, w/4 it il fo
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404. birth to age ni
SOFA- 8', Off white with 4' birth to age nine
loveseat. Good condition. |
Antique satin. $450 for both. .
(863)675-1914 L


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, October 27, 2005


FIREARMS LIBRARY 32 BANJO Vega Pro 2, 5 string
HENDR:Y REGIONAL leather bound vol. all about banjo. 1940's model. W/les-
EDICAL ENTEguns. Cost $950 now sons $1500 (863)675-0604
972033 BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $3
c, ..peuti,. vLair ..elle-r E,.-:ru, Glock Handgun, 45 cal., like each. (863)675-6214 in La-
,.' I.llnCh L ldiEr P,..rTrr, dudici.h, A ,rt.A n new, exc. cond., fires like a Belle area
LPN I or II champ, w/some ammo,
Florida LPN License & IV Certification. Must be will- $600 neg. (863)227-4281 COCKER SPANIEL, F, 9mo.,
ing to work a flexible schedule. Candidate will have to Tan & White w/papers & micro
r- .... i., .. i a, ....[ .. ui F ,;-,. 'h -..,ga a chip. Needs more time than I
'FE DupRt 0 620, have. $500 (863)983-5189
Nupp"r t-REGISTERED NURSE
Si, I -I ...E E. R1: lC,C.. .:I'NE- E'.pt'. .. GOOD SENIOR HOME
S. ... ...... ,, e ,. i .. .. ..... EXERCISE MACHINE- Elpti- NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
[ ... :, i ,- ....I..-' cal, Sears, Perfect cond., Pro- $200 (863)983-6537.
Fui lime- REGISTERED NURSE Form Cardio Cross Trainer.
S.... .... r ,- .... .:$100. (863)467-1396 Will de- GREAT DANE- Male, 10 mo.
S... .. ,-.,. ,.- .. liver old. Great with kids. Moving,
b .. 1, .... i. : ...:.,.:.,: need to sell. Papers,W ill sac-
... The classified are the rifice $350. (863)697-2717
Mammograprhv Tehnilclan most successful sales-
S ..... i: .. .. -I..-. ,.:,:r,.- i -., I-. person in town. NANDY CONURE PARROT,
Q_ .: very sweet, $160 with cage.
.. .. -. ,., .. 'T (863)673-5038
Medical Records supervisor PARROT CAGES- (4) large,
S, ,i,:, 1 ,, .... 1 .... -, ,- .., HOT WATER HEATER, brand $1100 for all will sell separ-
r.. ... r ..I ., -.. .., ,.. ,-, .- _. new used 6 m os., paid ate. (863)673-5038.
.......... ........ .... .. $850 sell for $650 ,p,
Full Time & Per Diem- CNA (239)470-3040/415-7556
I.. I I 1-h ...% .. .. S u p p lie s0 6 8
Full time Paf lime .l Home- TR.NSCRIPTIONIST
.., ,l:,.... -, L E ABOVE GROUND POOL Vi-
.,.,', ... i P C...K.. ....,; -,. n,: ..,, -. ., LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE nyl, 3/ deep, 16' around.
S .... i.,,.: -,. :,. i ., .. ..T W oCH- Nver 100 Chemicals & accessories in-
words per minute. cOCKET WATC(863ve3-000
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983.0805 yrs old, $500 neg. clouded. $150 (863)763-0252
Drug Free Workplace. EOE (863)634-9620. Okeecho-' Ios&
beeSu ls 6

-fm i 0225 In o a nHOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
LIFT CHAIR- excellent condi- condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
LABOR FINDERS tion,$350(863)801-5353. (863)983-7751 $1999
BOR FINDERS OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy free-
domr Travel without cams-
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY tears, Oxtife's lightweight,
STypes of Work Avand H be Oxygen concentrators run off COMPOUND BOW- Bear, Su-
( Acrossfrom Clewston inn) your car & in your home. per Magnum, new with case
(863) 902-9494 U.S.A.- made Warranteed and access. $175

Appiace 05 a ir 0,1 0SPOOL TABLE-w/ acces205so-
CHEST FREEZER-very good TANNING BED Brand new (863)357-7406
condition $75 Pd $2000 asking $1000 EARN DEGREE online from TELESCOPE Celestron Pro.,
(863)467-9347. (863)697-3211 home. *Medical, *Business, Barlows, target scope, on tri-
TRUNDLE BED- Extra lar *Paralegal, *Computers. Job pod, serious inquiries only
FREEZER, UPIGT: Ken- TRUNDLE BED- Extra large Placement Assistance. Co- $225(863)763-3551
more. Like new. $200. incl dust ruffle, comforter & puter & Financial aid if quail-
(863)674-1105 2 shams. $150. fy. (866)858-2121763e I
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE (239)246-607 www.onlinetidewater- a E iI I
white, like new condition. e C tech.com.
$430 both or trade for home FOUNTAIN Mediterranean. PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS,
furniture. (863)675-0386 large, round, 3 tier, grape vine ceter orsme tereo, $100 ne.
RINGER WASHER w/ double BATTERY CHARGER auto motif. $650 or best offer (863)983-7915
INGED WASHER w/2double matic, 48volts, Club car, $50 (863)357-7406
tubs. Works good. $50 (863)697-2033 SURROUND SOUND- Avia
(863)635-7733 FRONT DOOR ORNAMENT with DVD. $1 00.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond., half moon design, w/4 panes
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White, good batt/charger, $1599. s 2 (863)824-8703
4 Burners, Oven storage (863)697-1350/763-2063. $30 (863)763-06 of glass, 2" high, 24" wide.5 a
drawer. Works great! $75. $30 (863)763-062 25 Teei
(863)634-0245 EASY GO Good cond. good GIGANTIC MIRRORS! Jobsit




(8364-5753 BROWNING 380 AUTO d ask GO! C00al Nw
ing $400 or will t. (863)697-1350 or Leftovers! (7) 48"x 1ade00 (888)352-9,
(502)9318101. t GENERATOR, Coleman, 5000
B N Be i(863)763-2063. 1/4O ls r at $115.00 each- h Deine
SCHWINN, 1955- Original 1 odi 1 ga tion, big screen, 6 mos oldke



cond ition $ 9 0 0. sh a $3400 G AR & MA N D O N Mor new.8$4250(863)467-7838

SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', Bar, 270 cal, 3x98K can install. Everything MUST $800 FIRM (863)673-3134
new, Extras Asking $6000scope. Good shape. Asking PIANO Gubransen Spinet, inow
(863)634-5753A BROWNING 38 AUTO- ask- (888)306-9046.







BU OING SALE "Last $50(863)467-2171 good condition w/bench $400 GENERATOR- Makita, 500brand
ChanceBROWNING B-80 SL, ba" 20x26 Now $3995. r- (863)234-9670 new, never used, cost $2000Engine.
SCHW25x30NN, $1955- Original rel, modified, 1 full, great Usell for $1200 1 Hurricane. Like



$8300condition. 40x60 $12,900. shape, $400. GUITAR & MANDOLIN Mor- new.425(863)467-5756838
H. High(863)467-5756(8er available. One less, red ot, $650an Monroe Flat top guitar &(863)763-9592 or
BROWNINGend included. Pioneer (304)667-7855 (863) Model Model1000 (863)675-06044-0399
ed(800)668-5422.Bar, 270 cal, 3x9 Redhead



CLOSETscope. Good shape. Asking PIANO Gu ingbransen Spinet, in
Sli 0, $5700. 30x4or all, or w(304)667-7855il
$8300. (863)467- $12 900.

Maviny Others. Meets 140 Taurus, 44 Magnum, stain- amp. Works good $300windows, 2 doors,
M.$2000. Higher available. One less, red dot, $650. 8633-9592g (863)467-9347or






BuyCLOSET Direct From Manufactur-Sliding,
Ft. & SHOWER DOOR: Glass j 7 "--







Slidinger $30 col for ain stok will
Around DelivEry Ailetaub
Toll Freep. (888)393-0335.
Rbled Bricks120, fullybetween 200-300,
viny$100 windowll sell separately.s,
(863)697-2032 47
METAVINYL ROSIDOFING- for a mobile$$$
Buyhome, cDiream color, $100 for

under 20neath, colors in stock e withall

everything. $250 will sell separately.
separate (863)6 357-2803

home, cream color, $100 for s

BARBIE DOLLS- (3)Special





Millennium Edition, Angel of
Joy, Angelic Inspiration $150
will sep. (863)634-9526



FootB BsI e b a CoCdol :
$500 or best offer Call Must
(863)763-8943ask forTracy





fer (863)63-2034.








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WE SOLD OVER $12 MILLION WORTH
VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE
SUGAR REALTY HAS THE MOST LIST

Luan B. Glenn A.
Walker *' .j Smith

S 863-677-1010 863-983-3508

.1", 9 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu 1) River Front Beautiful 4 bed-
ruction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 room/2 bath (over 2400 sq.ft.)
Special loan pkges. Right Now mobile home on the
nd home only $145K LUTZ Caloosahatchee River. Porch on the
ERS rear of home overlooks the river.
Dock rights are available with per-
ort! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim mission from Corps of Engineer.
I Pristnell BRING YOUR FISH- Location, location, location for only
PrisLE $269.!! BR F9K $524,900 See pictures an other
K information on realtor.com. MLS#:
CED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty 205086164
acres with Oak trees on end of 2)Circle Dr. 3 bedroom/1 bath
,', "'''r '' Home on the north side. Great deal
ELc PE NDitt at $109,900


-, 1677,.7 -* --
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area


Moore Haven Investment
Opportunity
8 Lots, 5 Mobile Homes. All Rented
Avenues D & E. Call For More
Details. Offered @ $ 175K.
Montura Tract 1.25 ac N Mayoral
St. at end of street next to canal.
High, Dry & Cleared $45K
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St.
next to canal. Very nice lot. High,
Dry & Cleared $43K
CBS Home 3 bd/1 ba on 1.25 acres,
chain link fence, new roof, iron
security bars, gazebo on paved
road. A steal @$129,900
Ask Us About Our
New Talking
House!!


3) Osceola Ayeb b reroom/2 bath
w/den -."n: flr l I:,l.:..:k from
Clewisto, r J, J J -,'-r (new),
tile anc h.ar,,.:-..d fl.:,.r.n, :.lit floor
plan. Price for quick sale $174,900
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen/laundry room. Great
location-1/2 block from Pine Cone.
Priced to sell at $119,900
MLS# 200519923
5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new
mobile home ('05 Homes of Merit) on
small lake. Oversized living room w/fire-
place, Stainless Steel appliances, large
bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Beautiful
home for only $134,900
MLS#200514068 for pictures and more
info.
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath mobile home on 2.5 acres. Located
at the end of the street for privacy. Oak
and pine trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 Pictures and more informa-
tion on realtor.com. MLS#: 200514439


OF REAL ESTATE
IN THE LAST 90
NGS ON OUR WE


1.25 ac$109.9K
Hot Deal on Northside!!
Immaculate 4/2 with Over 2,200
sq.ft. outside kitchen & heated
pool.
ewListing


Need Land? Got It!
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 1.25
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"!f
1.25 acres in MRE with lots of
Potential for only $38K
You want country livin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
acres only $99.9K


LAST YEAR. WE HAD OVER 1,925 NEW VISITORS AND MORE THAN 12, 510 RETURN
DAYS. OVER 70% OF BUYERS USE THE INTERNET TO SEARH FOR HOMES. '
-B, MLS AND HIGHEST VOLUME OF INTERNET TRAFFIC IN THE CLEWISTON AREA!!


S863-697-0189
ri Se Habla Espanol
One Of A Kind! Nu Listing! 3/2.5
i ,Im -...r t .500 Sq.Ft.) on Del
o. 1.-,r.ie 9.d Pool & Spa w/ Poolside
t..l.:h r, T.,:,:, Many Extras To List. A
Must See! $449,9K
Pioneer Plantation Tracts
Tampa Ave. 2.5 Heavily Wooded
Acres. Reduced to $82K Owner Says
Make An Offeri
FLAGHOLEI! 1.93 acres at end

T r ...,rr

major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900
Pioneer 11th St. 2.5 Acres.
$79K
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


Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

New Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem. Call with Best Offer.
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25
acres @ $49,900

New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.
Montura! S.Palamino. $39.5K




Ashley

P. Wood


863-228-1132

CLEWISTONPSA JS- TALKING
HOUSE" _hll alll3j Del Rio.
3/2, p,:.:, rUlranr extras
great I.-.c ,:.r. ..:.nered ._- $259K
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
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
Nev 1J3/tW ,gre
Ha -. s -. e1, 6
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Usting! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000


ISmith


561-261-3444

Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BA on 1.25
Acres. Completely Furnished! @ $31 OK
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Recently Reduced! Beautiful
3BR/2BA manufactured hornm 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
P ion ft laftin
Pione.er. a, OO 1i1 -Cacc.S.
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Ready To Move Into a New
2bd/2ba Mobile Home? High and Dry
1.25 Ac Lot Has Been Cleared. Fenced
and Cross Fenced. @ $11OK.


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

2.5 AC imrn vdv ith septic,
well & ele U Md on
paved road @a $109,900
H u.W'ep u b-
investors wanted $49,900

Mr10 led,
fenced, new septic @ $1 39,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900


^^ A1V DYE'-SS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215
-RESIDENTIAL 4BR, 3 1/2 BA,, Thed MONTURA
New Cando, Granite Counter $295,000 LOTS AVAILABLE
tops,HadwodFbos.$210,000 2BR 2BA home, detached CAIL FOR DETAILS
3BR, BA 1BR 1BA $150,000garage w/ guest suite on 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acre
5 New Hom es 12.80 a. Call for details $119,900
UnderCntt CallfrDll for details CS 3BR, 2BA, 1.25 acre
2BR, 2BA Pool $180,000 CBS Tri-Plex Unit1 4BR $160,000
2 Houses Lake Harbor 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA 2Lots.25sdebysidecleae
9R 9A1R 1A Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA $45,000 each
2BR, 2BA-1BR,BA $279,000 5 acres Pioneer $120,001
both $165,000 COMMERCIAL
3BR, 2 1/2 BA MOBILE HOMES 9 Commercial Lots on US
$210,000 3B aPjWINGlake 27 with Building $400,00(
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 $120,000 Building 2476 sq. ft. or01
3BiMPENIGl00 2BR,15BAcnLale $85,000 US 27 100'x100'
4BR, 2 jo ge cor- 2 SWMH on 1 lot both are omme ria B 'x12
ner lot i -f tneighbor- 2BR, 1BA on .33 acres on f o
hood $75,000 Indtf t. iSgg ,i d
3B 0 2 Mobile Homes each 4BR, 10 acres $
SA ING 2 Mobile Homes each 4Bu Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft
$2auuu 2BA 30'x50' metal buildings & Apt. $173,00
2.16 acres $349,000
SXE-:E"CT--A XrN-T- L S X3 riST XNa-C

3 bedroom. 2.5 bath CBS home. central
heating &, air. built-up tar & gravel roof.
Well & pump used to water yard. fenced
back yard & a 372 sq. ft. open prorch
"NOW ON THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE TO
BETTER SREVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!"


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Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

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Ann Donohue 228-0221
"David Rister 634-2157
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1 )400Acres!!
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. $15,000 per
ac. Pictures & more
on realtor.comrn
MLS# 200520411

2)Pioneer Plantation
4 Bedroom/2 Bath
Mobile Home.
Great location for
only $299,900
MLS# 205064357
3)Montura Ranch
2.5 acres at the end
of the street.
$84,000 MLS#
200521640


4) Del Monte Ave
Large 3 Bedroom/2
Bath 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 4/2
on 1/3 acre. Large
open kitchen. New
in '04. Listed at
$134,900 MLS#:
200521690
6) New Listing!! 4
bedroom/2.5 bath
home on 2.5 acres in
Montura. Must see to
appreciate. Listed at
$279,900


S -..- f SarahGlenn A. Smith 863-983-3508 '
~....... Sarah A Williams 863-228-6867


3brflttl MHinMREw/6ltdaininkfence. 3 br2bths MH lin ME
Mst see tooppotedll cementt skirtting & new aluminum rnof,
Cilourllvc fanrnooodeoils
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON MONTURA
Wooded Lots:
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood Cleared & surveyed Lot
S/D, Newly Remodeled Appaloosa Reduced $49,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt etos I00 acres $110,000
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2 S. Coral $36,000
Nicely Landscaped,
StMra g S e SanEd tana(, 2 6 S a 0mpoments
cA MLst See $140,000 Reduced to $59,000
Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH. More Montura Lots starting at
Spacious Interior $125,000 $38,000
L4AKEPORT 3BR, 2BA DblWd0 MH so Bald
Listings Ne ededed Cypress $145,000
3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogal $145,000
MOORE HAVEN *2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, $92,000
Modular Home w/Lot \ $119,000 COMMERCIAL
ACREAGE, AND &LOTS loo00'xn00' Lot w/bldg, fenced
* FarmLandAvlaforDetails within City of Clewiston.$115,000
Call for Details
*5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts offHendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details
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AIR HOCKEY TABLE very
good condition. Accessories
included. $45 (863)467-2573
CHILDREN'S SCOOTERS- 2,
Silver. Adjustable. $20 or will
separate. (863)763-5120
XBOX w/ chip & hard drive.
Complete system & 8 games.
$300 (863)673-5206
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


Agriculture

J IiI.

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed .'Products B10
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 866




PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943


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

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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.

LeBelle, Efficiency 1br, 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, 2 Bdrm., 11% Ba.
Townhome. Beautiful, totally
renovated. Everything new.
Still time to choose your car-
pet. For Sale or Lease option.
Must see! $150,000. Call
561-241-0156/863-983-0156


Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


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.
21/2 ac, $80K. 1 /4 ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
SOUTH BAY-3br, 1ba. Com-
pletely renovated. 150/2 SW
2ndAve. Some ownerfinanc-
ing $115K (561)630-7591 or
(561)329-8167
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


FOR SALE: Lot w/ 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba. Log Home pkg. in Port La-
Belle. Total w/pkg. $78,000
(239)691-0275/728-3503
LOT FOR SALE
SE 3rd St, in South Bay,
(561)996-4524.

LOT SALE
Good Price, Great Lot.
(239)657-5654
MONTURA- 1 1/ acre lot, ask-
ing $41,900. 2 1/ acre lot
. asking $89,900
(863)228-7124.


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.
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.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 19.5 acres-$6,142
down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
EAST TENNESSEE PROPER-
TIES FOR SALE- Sold and fi-
nanced by owner. Log
Homes, Lots & Acreage near
Pigeon Forge- Gatlinburg.
Call Ricky Bryant
(423)623-2537.
Ellijay, GA (N. of Atlanta)
1.5-3 AC. Tracts Level with
mountain view and trout
stream access. Starting @
$29,000 Call
(706)636-2040.
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on
mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake
nearby. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,
$99,900 owner
( 8 6 6) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com.


GA Waterfront Pre-Construc-
tion condos include top
amenities, marina, 4- star
hotel, and lots more! Re-
fundable $1,000 reservation
deposit to hold. Incredible
opportunity. Realtor
(877)468-5687.
GEORGIA PROPERTIES
AVAILABLE NOW
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL,
FARM & TIMBER TRACTS
PRICED TO SELL
VISIT PEACH STATE AT'
www.farmandtimber.com
or Call (866)300-7653.
GRAND OPENING Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
SAVE $10,000 Nov 5th &
6th. Spectacular new water-
.front community on one of
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-size deepwater parcels,
gorgeous woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Low financ-
ing. Call now (800)564-5092
X266.
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME,
$99,900. Lake Cumberland,
KY. New Authentic 2400
square foot- Available
10/29/05. Jamestown Area.
(800)770-9311, Ext.822
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY, 2
Private communities with
hardwood trees, views,
creeks and river and lake ac-
cess. Swim, fish, hike. Lots
from $20,000 to $85,000.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
Shop here first!
The classified ads


NEW LOG CABIN-NC Moun-
tains: New shell on secluded
mountain site. $89,900.
Hardwood forest. Great fall
colors. Paved road. Near
parks & lakes. Acreage & fi-
nancing available.
(828)247-0081.
NEW MEXICO -20 acres
$24,990 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-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
ever before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
Serene Mountain Golf Home-
site $342/ month. Breathtak-
ing views. Upscale golf
community set amid Dye de-
signed 18 hole course in
Carolina Mountains. Near
Asheville NC. A sanctioned
Golf Digest Schools teaching
facility Call toll-free
(866)334-3253 X 974
www.cherokeevalleysc.com
Price: $69,900, 10% down,
balance financed at 4.94%
fixed, 24 month balloon,
OAC.
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.
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 NC MOUNTAINS-
Extraordinary Home Sites in
Gated Fall Branch Estates.
Wooded Lots, Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-Con-
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437 www.Rid-
gesLife.com.


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


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




MH, P&P Park, 16x52,
2BR/2BA, c/a, Fla.
room/storage 12x52, 10x16
woodworking shop, tools
optional, $39,000.
(863)674-5770
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200'
Dbl. Wide, 50,000'fenced yd.
Screened Lanai, Utility Shed.
Priced to sell @ $114,500.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


ENTRALHOM ANSWER BOAT 1989 w/Trail-
OF CLEWISTON er,161 Ft w/40 hp engine.

1)Tropical BASS TRACKER -aluminum,
S1 11Uplc ~17' 40HP, new all galv. trail-
#109 2/1 w/ er, excellent condition $1500
(863)517-1273
Screen Room BASS TRACKER'89, 16Ft., 35
Patio hp Mercury Mindkota. A/T
Pai Tournament Series, 24 volt.
Super Nice! 535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Super Nice! Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
2) Tropical #8 863-674-1105.
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
gll ge, cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
Fenced, 3/2 board V8. Only in fresh water.
$8500 (863)357-7406
Appliances FIBERGLASS BOAT- 15',
L d Johnson 60 hp, w/galvanized
included trailer, seats 4+ $1800 neg.
Will deliver. (863)993-3936
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
J)\ ,ro ; ca, CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
3) TlOp1iccond. $1550 (561)644-1590
/11/ h PONTOON BOAT '94 Weeres
2 /1 2 h Fisherman Deluxe, 20'. 40 hp
Fu ed, Mercury, Trolling motor, trlr &
D t more. $6000. 863-763-2203
opOrt, SPORTSCRAFT 15'/2 Ft., Trl
S T l Shed Haul, Fiberglass, Exc. cond.,
"" 70 hp Mercury w/trailer. New
MUST SEE tires. $1500 (863)357-1642
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
4)Tropical Lot #1 FN
3/2 DW GRANDMA'S GROVE RV
Carport, PARK, 20x34, Must Sell this
week! Will Deal! $5,000.
Sm. Shed (239)470-3040
TRAVEL TRAILER, 26 Ft.
Long, Sleeps 6. Fully con-
2160W. Hwy.27 Clewiston trained. $500. Could use
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART some work. (863)843-0079
983-4663
CHlamPlon ocle 30
S HOME BUILDERS Co
&AL R js HONDA SHADOW 1985, Runs
great, good condition. Gas
saver. $1500. or best offer.
Recreation (863)634-7046
HONDA XR50 Kids dirt bike,
I I I i new MX Tires, well maintained,
...... .. garage kept, low hours $800
... .. .. .. or best offer (863)467-6434
Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010 YAMAHA i- r tI.I.:, YZ1.75
Jet Skis 3015 Two stroke, runs but needs
Marine Accessories 3020 work. $300 (863)763-3110
Marine Miscellaneous3025 YUMBO CRUISER '04- 50
Motorcycles 3030 miles, dressed out, good be-
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 ginner bike, 200 cc, $2500
(863)801-5353.


ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
2 motors, 2 trolling motors, DIRT BIKE KX250, '93, new
fish finder, anchors swivel brakes, cranks right up, Fast!
seats, $2000 (863)635-3627. $1100 or best offer.
(863)467-6434


o-It-Yourself Ideas


Lawyer's Bookcase

This lawyer's bookcase project gives do-it-your-
selfers and antique lovers a chance to build their own
versions of a classic design. The project features
individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted
by glass doors. It measures five feet tall by four feet
wide by one foot deep. In the version pictured here,
the bottom case is 16 inches tall, the top one is 12
inches tall and the two middle cases are each 14 inch-
es tall, but the combination is up to the builder.


Lawyer's Bookcase plan (No. 700). $9.95
Bookcases Package (No. C118)
Three projects incl. 700 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER -vs
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- Antonio A. Cardenas and Daisy Ramos
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY and any unknown Parties in Posses-
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE sign
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON Defendants
THEM,
All other creditors of the decedent and In pursuant to the final gmentof fore
person having claims or demands c tosure n Apl20, 2001 and entered
against the estate of the decedent in a Civil Case No. 20000CC480 of lthe
must file their claims with this Court Count Court n and for Hendr
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE County, Florida. To Antonio A. Carde-
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF nas and Daisy Ramos, and any un-
THISNOTICE known Parties in Possession
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO Defendants, all persons claiming any
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. right, title, or Interest by, through, un-
The date of the first publication of this der or against the Defendant(s) named
Notice is October 20,2005. herein, and all persons having or
Personal Representative: claiming to have any right, title or In-
Dianena Walker terest In the 1969 sngle wide mobile
1911 S ClubDrive home with VIN# MF2625C, Title
Wellingto, FL 33414 #3615430 located In the South 1/2of
Attorney for Personal Representative: the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the N
Melanle A. McGahee, Esq. 1/4 of Section 26, Township 44 South
417 West Sugarland Hghway Range 32, East, Hendry County, Flod-
Clewiston, Florida 3344O da Also known as Lot No. 1064 In
Florida Bar No. 0962694 Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded
92147CGS 10/20,27/2005 subdivision, 1.25 acres more or less
PARCEL ID No.
LEGAL NOTICE R-1-26-44-32-AOO-0007.0000. I Er-
nesto Vega notify that an action to
The following vehicle will be sold at pub- quiet title on the following described
lie auction on November 8, at 8:00 above will bh sole property to me. You
a.m. at Affordable Towing, 2190 NW may serve a copy of your defense to
16th St., Belle Glade:, FL: Hndry County Court House, LaBelle,
FL 33975 to Attn: James D. Sloan on
2001 Kla 4 Dr or before October 27, 2005.
VIN #KNADC123416524219 Dated this 4th day of October, 2005.
93473 COS 10/27/05 89364 CGS 10/13,20,27/05


DIs Rd. easterly 0.040 M. to a point East of Kid Ellis Rd., Mulberry. ('pprx 65
Date ofpublication:ctober27,2005. Kids'Big Bookof Games Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Dawnann Roberts
The Faass Foundation, Inc. (No. 22)...$10.950,63519-2227 t.st l us. BUDGET AMOUNT
S1410OCR 78-A, PO Box 839 $10.95 $0,.. NOCH RFLANSANOECS
L9343CGS10/27 FL33975-0839 Aso lale (CONTRACT NO. E1F14) COUNTY: POLK, FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
SR9343 GS 10/27/05 413928-1-52-01. Improvements consist of widening, adding turn lane, base
NOIC OFAViLAiLT DRainy Days & Saturdays work, curb and gutter, and highway signing and pavement marking on SR 00
FOUNDATION ANNUAL RETURN (No. W8) .. $2.95 US92)ro Lynchbu Rd. ea y.096Ml.topolt EastofLynchburRd.,
F D N U R N9 Winter Haven. (Approx 30 Caletndar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: w-
The ann return of The Fass Fun- Please add $3.00 s&h nanRoberts, (83) 519-2227 ann.rob otate fl us BUDGET
SThe annual return of The FaasFod $12,206.0I. NO CHARGE FOR PLAN AND SPECS.
d aon, Inc. is available at its principal of-
Sfice, located at 1410 CR 78-A, Post To order, circle item(s), clip (CONTRACT NO. E1F22-RO) COUNTY: CHARLOTTE, GLADES, HENDRY, LEE: FI-
Office Box 839, LaBelle, FL 33975, for NANCIAL PROJECT NO: 419968-1-72-01 Work consists of clearing & grubbing,
Inspection durin regular business a s i ce (JE M A Jh Anderson 3
hours by any cil u us e and send with check to: or sherin& tree trimming & removal. (p0rx 365 Calendar es). NOT
hours by any citizen who requests PROJECT MANAGER: John Anderson 163) 674-4027 Jo KAndgt
such nsctieon within 180 days of the U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383, sondotstaMtefl.us. BUDGETAMOUNT$105,000.00. 27
date of Iris notice. Citizens may re-
qus t Inspction by contacting Ruth A. Van Nuys, CA 91409. (CONTRACT NO. E1F23-RO) COUNTY: POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
Faass at (863)674-1036. Include yor name, addss,, 412788-1-72-0; Work consists of sweeping on the Primary System. (Approx
Syour na 3065 Calender Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: DAVID BARTHLE
Date of poblicatlon: October 27, 2005. and the name of this news- (863) 519-7924. David Barthleisdot state fH us BUDGET AMOUNT $71,246.00.
The Faass Foundation, Inc. pa per. Allow 1-2 weeks Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
1410 CR 78-A, PO Box 839 tor, District Contracts Office, Mall Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
LaBelle, FL 33975-0839 for delivery, lion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Floridade 33830 or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
93395 CGS 10/27/05 Floridda 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
Buying a car? Look in Or call (800) 82.U-BILD State of nrid Dertment of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right
S a car? Look in Or ca -Is reservedto rele any orall bids.
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GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348
leave msg.
HONDA FOREMAN '01 4x4.
Good shape, low hours. Runs
good. $4000 or best offer
(863)675-6568 Pis Lv Msg


Automlobiles I



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020,
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars -1030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4010
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 406C>
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '93
Cartier, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
MERCURY- '92, Grand Mar-
quis, Good shape, $1500.
(863)635-9458
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
(954)260-1933.
TOYOTA CAMRY '93- needs
work, runs, or good for
parts. $350 or best offer
(863)467-8038.
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



FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Full
Size, Runs needs some TLC,
$1200 (863)763-8725.
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
trlr. 863-673-0920/675-9243. -



F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
fer(561)684-9007.


ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.


FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer, INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOR
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step- PROBATE D SION
side, White, Exc. cond. FileNo.05-173CP
$350. (863)610-1000 Division: Probate
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988, INYE: YESTATEOF
Needs work. $200 or best Deceased
offer. (863)467-8856 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15 35x1 4.50 $300 The administration of the estate of
DOROTHY V. DYESS, deceased, File
863-763-9592 or Number 05-173 CR is pending in the
863-634-0399 Circuit Court for Hendry County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits which is: Post Office Box 1760, La-
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck Belle, FL 33935. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representative
Excellent condition $300. and the Personal Representative attor-
Firm (863)697-6731 ney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM, FIELD THAT:
$300 (863)467-8856. All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
TRUCK TOPPER Commer- lenge the qualifications of the Personal
TUK TOP R COT er- Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed of this Court are required to file their
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer objections with this Court WITHIN THE
n LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
(863)840-0199 THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
PicI T 4 5 I DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
CHEVY SIO EXT CAB '91 runs All creditors of the decedent and other
great, cold a/c, $1500 or persons having claims or demands
best offer (863)357-2494 copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
CHEVY S10 Pick Up 1985, publication of this notice must file their
Partially restored. Needs to be claims with this Court WITHIN THE
finished. Runs good. $1200. LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
(863)674-0067 TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
FORD F100 '76 New tires & OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE OH
muffler system. Standard THEM.
transmission. Runs good. All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
$650 (863)635-1096 against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
S ot Utility 405i5 THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
CHEVY BLAZER, '89, 4.3L, V6, ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
I TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
auto, runs but needs work, EVER BARRED.
$500 or best offer. The date of the first publication of this
(561)261-0782 notice is OCTOBER 27,R2005.
Personal Representative:
SUBURBAN '83- 3/4 ton die- RaTelhFredDyess
sel, overhauled transmission, lewiston, Floda 33440
rungs good $1800 Attorney for Personal Representative:
(863)674-0785. Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0962694
417 West Sugadand Highway
lClewiston, Florida 33440
-Phone: (863) 983-1677
ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12'x5', FLBar3No.)062694
converted stock trailer, dbl. 93380 CGS 10/27:11/3/05
axle, good for storage,
$1200 neg. (863)697-9704 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
TRAILER 14', heavy duty, PROBATE DIVISION
tandem drop axle, flat deck, Divslan:Probate
4x4 channel frame, 2x4 box IN RE: ESTATE OF Case #CP05-22
$1400 neg. (772)342-7304 Janet Louise Hammock,
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x10',
Used 1 time. $850. NOTICETOCREDITORS
(863)467-1547 TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
UTILITY TRAILER 6X14 Ft. TATE:
$600.(863)843-0079 The ancillary administration of the estate
of JANET LOUISE HAMMOCK, de-
ceased, ile No. CP05-22, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades County,
CHEVY C-3500 VAN- '02, Set Florida, Probate Division, the address
HEVY C-3500 VAN- '02, Set of which is Glades County Courthouse,
up for commercial use, Ladder Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven,
rack & tool box Interior has Florida 33471. The names and ad-
bins & racks, Auto, A/C & dresses of the ancillary Personal Rep-
resentative and that Personal
Power steering. $12,500. Representative's attorney are set forth
(863)902-7045 below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-.
CHEVY WORK VAN 1988, FIEOTHAT:'
V Alcreditors of the decedent and other
Needs transmission work. persons having claims or demands
$575. (561)644-1590 against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is served within
DODGE CARAVAN MINIVAN, three months after the date of the first
'99, actual mileage 33k, ex- publication of this Notice must file their
Sl t i o 7200 claims with this Court WITHIN THE
cellent condition, $7200. LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
(863)697-1627 THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DODGE CONV VAN '96, High- DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
top dual air, tv/vcr, all pwr., OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
elec. bed, tow pkg, $4500 All other creditors of the decedent and
863-675-2499/941-223-2914 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 publication of this
1 Notice is October 20,2005.
Personal Representative:
toll S. Club Drive
Wellington, FL 33414
Attorney for Personal Representative:
t Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
417 West Sugaiand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Florida Bar No. 0962694
READING A 2147CGS 10/20,27/2005

NEWSPAPER IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
N GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 04-39-CP
ves you money by IN RE: ESTATE OF
providing information ELLEN C. YODER
Deceased
about best buys.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Pursuant to FPRR. 5.241; 5/2/2002)
No wonder newspaper The administration of the estate of ELLEN
readers earn mtorel 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-CP, the address of which is
Public Notices e personalrepro o a
P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida
33471. The name and addresses of
*I P ubliI Noti ces 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 decade not's estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquldated
Public Notice 5005 claims, and who have been served a
State Public copy of this notice, must file their
claims with the Court WITHIN THE
Legal Notice 5500 LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
StiON OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
m m II DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR All other creditors of the decedept and
HENDORY COUNTY, FLORIDA other persons who have claims or de-
PROBATE DIVISION mends agans51 the decedent's estate,
Division: Probate including unmatured, contingent or un-
Case #CP0s-22 liquidated claims, must file their claims
IN RE: ESTATE OF with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
Janel Loulse Hammock, MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
Deceased FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR SET FORTH ABOVE, AND CREDITOR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES- CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
TATE: MORE AFTER THE R ECEOENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The ancillary administration of the estate THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION 01
of JANET LOUISE HAMMOCK, de- THIS NOTICE IS OCTOBER 20, 2005,
ceased, File No. CP05-22, Is pending KATHERINE L. WARF
in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Personal Representative
Florida, Probate Division, the address 2243 River Oak Lam
of which is Glades County Courthouse, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Post Office Dox 10, Moore Haven, ANDREJ. PATRONE, Esquire
Florida 33471. The names and ad- Aforneyforthe Personal Representative
dresses of the ancillary Personal Rep- Florida ar No. 340724
resentative and that Personal ANDEJ.PATRONE, A.
Representative's attorney are set forth 12"65 NyewrifL o 39
beow. Fort Myers.FL 33907
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- TelponS 1/273 0
FIED THAT: 90016 COS 10/29,27/05
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a NOTICEOFACTIONUH
copy of this Notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first Erneete Vega,
publication of this Notice must file their Individual
claims with this Court WITHIN THE .Paintiff


CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT REQUESTFORBIDS RFB)CNOBD041
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA STA 5 FLOWWAY3 PROJECT; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR BIDS The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
NProcurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 BIdg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Furnish and Install Two Pumps, Beach, Florida 33406, for STA 5, FLOW WAY 3 PROJECT; HENDRY COUNTY, FL
SFurnisgh and t nst anll b P alm on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely sub-
#1 on Hunting Club and #4 on Cbage Palm mtted bids will be opened and publicly read. This project involves labor, equip-
Sealed bids for the manufacture and installation of two com te pmps will be re- mert & materials to construct an additional storm water treatment flow way for
cealved by the Boars d of Supervisors for Central Districtater Control District, STA 5. The work will include, but Is not limited to, the construction of canals, lev-
hereinafter referred to as "DI TRICT at: ees, flow control structures, degrading of existing roads and berms, and the filling
of existing ditches and canals. An OPTIONAL pro-bid conference will be held on
475 abban Palm S Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. at the SFWMD Clewiston Field Sta-
475 S. Cabbage Palm Stt tion. From Clewiston, head east (south) approx. one mile to S.R. 835. Take SR
Montura Ranch Estates 835 south for approx.1 mile, then tm eft on Hookers Point Road. For directions
ClewistonFlonda call (863) 983-1431 A she visit will Immediately follow.
until 10:00 am local time on November 21, 2005, for furnishing labor and material All bids must conform to the in uons in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, instruction to Bidders, Bid A rebis onfo ma otain a cono If the Rempuete RFr bi ertainin) a sIt fe r
Form, Construction contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com- ed sea andents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a set far
praise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time $240.0 at the above address, b calling (561 682-6391, or by calling the
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted inaccor- 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid
dance with the conditions of athe Invitason to Bid. Instructions to Bidders and anoy opening. InformaBtion on the status of this sollcitation can be obtained at our
Addenda, if an, issued In relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read web site www'wmd.gov.
aloud. Bidder Is responsible to the delivery of bid and bids received after the 92914 oGS 10/27/05
specified day and time will not be opened. 9294 1027/05
The Work to be bid upon is described as the manufacture and installation of two die-
sel powered engines with vertical litt pumps capableof pumping 25,000 gpm
each as specified n the detailed drains and specifications prepared by Rock MEETING NOTICE
Aboujaou e, PE. A pre-bid meeting shall I be held on November 7, 205 at the NTI
Clubhouse t 10:00 am. Constructions drawings and Specifications may be ob- PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE
tained from Rock Abousoude, PE. Icontsct person) at 180 N. Bridge Street, La- SeeA Mthw PtFrerlA uIteG C TEE BHe
elle, FL 33935 or from CWD ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Stree. Rock's Southwest or Workor Dvelopment Board, Inc.
teephoneis (63) 612-0011. CCWCD phone no. is (863983-5795. Region 24
Each bd must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescrbed bid form and accom- Date: November2005
paneled by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an Date: Nvember9,2005
amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall Time 2p.m. arr andService Centers
be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form. Place: Suthwest Frida Creer nd s service Centerson
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on HNovemberL 2005, at 10:00 am in the Fort Myers, FL 33916
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders MrAnnile
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec- Ino.:239-992- 000 Et 229
essary additional bonds) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre- 2- -0 E.
scribed in the Contract Documents. 93384 CGS 10/27/05
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re- 93304 CGS10/27/O5
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days after the date of Bid opening. ...MEETING NOTICE
In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and
permits required by Federal, State, and local statues, regulations and ordinances.' SOUTHWESTFLORIDA
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance REGION 24
record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work
spcif ed under this Contract Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such infr- Date: November 9,2005
nation as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifica- Time: 3:30 p.m.
tions. Place: Southwest Florida Career and Service Centers
The District reserves the dht to reject any or all Bld(s) not conforming with the in- 4150 Ford Street Extension
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the Fort Myers, FL 33916
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date. Info: Benita Richards
239-992-8000 ExL 240
DATED this 10th day of October, 2005.
93386 CGS 10/27/05
ATTEST: Central District Water Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
90507 CGS 10/2,27;11/3,10,17/05 PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN- The Hendry County Public Library Cooperative Governing Board will meet at 6:00
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI- p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 205, In the City Hal Commission Chambers, 115
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA DA, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY Wet Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this public meeting is
CASENO.05CA166 CASE NO.: CP 05-35 to:
RANDALL UHTT, and IN RE: THE ESTATE OF Review and considerthe Hendry County Public Library Annual Plan of Service
KATHY HUTTO, his wife, REMY HERMAN FIEGEL, for 2005, and
Plaintiffs. Deceased Review and consider the Hendry County Public Library Cooperative Annual
CARL W. McCARTY, and NOTICE TO CREDITORS
SDORISE. McCARTY, his wife, All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend this public meeting. Any
BLAINE E. JARET T The administration of the estate o, person requiring a spcil ccmmdation to participate in e meeting because
.D.S.,A. PENSION TRUST, REMY HERMAN FIEGEL, deceased, of a disability or physical Impaiment, including speech or hearing impairments,
and JAMES ALLEN WOLFFE file number CP 05-35, is pending in should contact Iva Pitman, Assistant City Manager, at (863) 983-1484 at least
Defendants the Circuit Court for Glades County, fivcalendardayspriortothescheduledmeeting.
Florida, Probate Division, the address
NOTICE OF ACTION of which is Post Office Box 10, Moore Iva Pittman, Cooperative Coordinator
Haven, FL 33471. The name and ad- 92818 CGS 10/27/05
TO: James Alien Wolff dress of the Personal Representative
Box 15 Rt. #4, Linda Road and the Personal Representative's At-
Okeechobee, FL 34974 torne are set forth below.
an action to All creditors of the decedent and other REDUEST FOR BIDS ON REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an actionto persons having claims or demands BY CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
quiet title on the following described against decedent's estate, including
property in Glades County, Florida, to- unmatured, contingent or unliquidated Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
wit claims, on whom a copy of this notice Control District, 'the District",will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
Sis served must file their claims with property owned by the Dlstrict and located In Central County Water Control Dis-
Commencing at the South East comer of this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF tict, Montura Estates, Hendry County, Florida until10:00 a.m. local time on De-
said Section 25, Township 38 South, THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF comber 7, 2005 at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
S.Ran e 34 East, bear S 89 deg. 30'42" THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- Clewiston, Florida. Bidder Is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
W along the South line of said Section TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE after the specified day and time will not be opened. The bids must be sealed and
25 a distance of 213.45 feet; thence DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF the envelope clearly marked SEALED BID-REAL PROPERTY The subject land is
bear N 45 deg. 48'00" W a distance of THIS NOTICE ON THEM. generally described as follows:
250.45 feet, for the point of beginning; All other creditors of the decedent and
thence continue N 45 deg. 48'00" W a persons having claims or demands 1.1.25 acre lotlocatedat Tr 5750 Montura Ranch Estates;
distance of 11.0 feet; thence bear S against the decedenfs estate Including 2..09acrelot-Lot11, Block33,MMontra RanchEstateslrst Subdivision;
44 deg. 12'00" Wa distance of110.0 unmatured, contingent or unliquidated 3.1.25acre otlocated atTr 4336 Montura RanchEstates.
feet; thence N 44 deg. 12'00" E a dis- claims must file their claims with this
tlance of 110.0 feet to the point of be- court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER The minimum bid for Individual parcels 1-3. Inclusive l8 45 000 00.
ginning. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
PIN A25-38-34-A-OO09B-0000. TION OF THIS NOTICE. 4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland III Subdivision;
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE The minimum bIdforparcel 4 Is $60 000.00
has been filed against you and you are FOREVER BARRED.
required to serve a copy of your writ- The date of the first publication of this 5.2.5acreslocatedatTr4326MonturaRanch Estates;
ten defenses, if any, tolt on COLIN M. Notice is October20, 2005. The minimum bidfor parcel 5 Is S90 000.
CAMERON, Attorney at Law, 200 N.E. Personal Representative:
4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 LARRY G. FIEGEL Detailed descriptions and further information regarding the lands for sale may be ob-
and file the original with the Clerk of 1508 Atman Road stained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary for the District or Doug oherty,
S the above styled Court on or before Wauchula, FL 33873 Manager for the District at 863) 983-5797, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Montura
SNov. 11,2005, otherwise a udgment Attory for Personal Representative: Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Forda 33440.
S may be entered against you for ithe re- John W'.H. Burton, of
S lie demanded in the Complaint. BURTON & BURTON, PA. All bids shall be open and read aloud at the Districts regular meeting to be held on
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Post Office0 rawer1729 December7, 2005 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at the Montura Estates Club House
S Court on 9/30/2005. Wauchula, FL33873 located at 255 North Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders are wel-
Telephone: (863) 773-3241 come to attend,. The bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid
JOE FLINT Telecopier: (863)773-0910 opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26,
Clerk of CircuitCourt Flida Bar Number: 0650137 2006.
By:/S/Jennifer Bevis 92041 CGS 10/20,27/05
DEPUTY CLERK The Districtireserve the righttoreect anverallO bids
91138 CGS 10/20,27;11/3,10/05 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 20TH
S JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR The Area Housing Commission of Cle- 91090CGS10/10,27;11/3,10,17,24;12/1/05
GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
CIVIL DIVISION hold the Regular Monthly Meeting an
CASE NO.: 05-CA-164 Thursday. October 27 2005 at 5.00
LM. at The Greenee East Community ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC County. Legal notice Is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the office of
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE- The purpose of the meeting Is to conduct Sheeley Architects, Inc. Any proposal offered later than the date and time sfipulat-
RIES 2001-2, the general business and consider any ed below will be returned unopened. The work for which proposals are to be re-
Plaintiff other matter that may be brought be- ceived consists of the following:
VS. fore the Housing Commission. Any
RAYMOND E. HENDRY, et al, person or persons wishing to appeal Greentree South PavilIon, In Labelle, FL for the Area Housing Commission of Cle-
Defendants any decision made at such meeting wiston, Labelle and Hendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to
must ensure that a verbatim record Is Sheeley Architects, up until11:00 AM on Nov. 30, 2005, forfumlishing of all labor
NOTICEOF FORECLOSURE SALE made upon which the appeal is to be and materials performing all work necessary and Incidental as called for in the
based construction oft the Greentree South Pavilion in LaBelle, FL. This is a 3,200 SF
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a The meeting will include any business Community Paclity containing laundry, lavatories and covered recreation area. At
Final Judgment of Forercosure dated before the "Hendry County Non-Profit this time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Pro-
the 11th day of October, 2005 and Housing,Inc." posals shall be properly and completely executed on a standard proposal form.
entered in Case No. 05-CA-164,b f the 92667 CB/OGS 10/27/05 Woridng drawings and specifications may be obtained from the uoce of the Ar-
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir- chitectural Firm, Sheley Architects, Inc., 7800 University Point Drive, Suite 400,
cut in and for Glades County, Florida, NOTICE TO PUBLIC Fort Myers, FL 33907. A depos D of $250.00 s required for the first two (2) sets
wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK SA of blueprints and specs Issued to General Contractors, cash or check made pay-
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE The Hendry County Hospital Authorty able to the Sheeey Architects. This deposit is refundable n full upon return of
EQCC ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, Board of Directors will conduct their these documents to the Architect within ten (10) days after the bid date other-
SERIES 2001-2 is the Plaintiff and monthly business meeting on Thurs- wise; the Architect shall retain the full amount of te deposit. Additional copies are
RAYMOND E. HENDRY; UNITED day, November 3rd, at 12:30 p.m. in available at a cost of $75.00 per set, 50% of which Is refundable upon return in
STATES OF AMERICAN, DEPART- the Conference Room at Hendry Re- original conddion. Additional sets require a 24 Hour notice prior to pick up. All
S MENT OF THE TREASURY; DENISE gional Medical Center, 500 West Sug- documents shall remain the property of the Architect, andshall be returned to
HENDRY; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS arand Highway, Clewiston, Florida. their office whether or not deposit is refundable. Te drawings and specifications
UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSES- maybeexamined athe office the Doe P R la FL A Dais-a-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY 90828 CGS 10/27/05 con Ac wage eermnnton mfil be in eRict oane wenoti idenoeral contractor
are defendants. I will sell to the highest and all sub-contractors. Bidders must submit the following with their bid:
and best bidder for cash at the AT t never too 1 fin 1) Proposal. 2) List of proposed subcontractors. 3) General company Information,
FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF nevertoo late to find dinUg list of references for similar type work. 4) Bid Form, RD instruction
FRONTHOUSE at he GladesCount the perfect gift. Look 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment 3.5) RD Instruction 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment
Courthouse, in MOORE HAVEN, Flori- for it in the classified. 4.6) A completed and signed copy of form RD400-6, Compliance Statement.
da, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1Oth day of
Nov., 2005, the followiln described The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
property as set forth in said Final Judg- o-It-Y urselfIdeas 929o9 c c 7;t 3,17,2
menet, to wit:lIdeas 92009 CGS/R 10/27:11/3.10,17,24/US
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
TRACT 27, IN SECTION 27, TOWN- 1
SHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, i; Jui'" BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
S GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. STATE OF FLORIDA
S In accordance with the Americans with l DEPARTMENTOFTRANSPORTATION
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled Septembe r20,2 H 0Nda
persons who, because of their A Septmbr2No0,2005
Oisablities, need special accommoda- Advertisement No. 2
s to altn ths pceedn CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
tBl:ons to participate In this proceeding 6pag b ha om 11a roe irn o d w id1iue
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
csted ut the Lee County Justice Cn / Sealed bIds wiN be received until 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, No-
ter Room 3112. 1700 MONROE aiJ vemb r 17, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
STREET, FT MYERSt FL 33001 Tl lion, 001 North Broadway Ave., Barfow, Frida 33830 (or the foallowin work.
phone (239) 335- 2299 or 1 s(, -ghe Bids received will be openedandpublicly read alIoud in the 3rd For Planning
0 t 77i (n OR 1 n MulTA-Purpose Conference Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be re-
( 800 95-08770 tiFl R u aely ae mc, \ l ceived prior to bid opening to State of Florida Department of Transpordation, 801
n later than 5 days prir to the Court North Broadway Ave., Aton: Dlstict Contracts MS 1-18, Barlow, Forda 33830. If
oate, the bid amount Is greater than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Con-
Dalodlls20th dayofOc,2005. teV.. r.,, tsctor must be pre-qualiied as required by Floda Statute 337.1411 ond Rule
JERRY BECK --.NOTE---n
Clerk of the Circuit Court Kids' Book of Gamies --NT-
.Prposal Forms will not be Issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
By: JENNIFER DEVlS A book has someR- Dy November 16, 200. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on
93407 CGS 10/27;11/03/05 thing to keep every kid enter- Tharsdoy, Novemeber 1D,2005,
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF gained. "Picture Puzzles," NOTiCE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR
FOUNDATION ANNUAL RETURN "Games BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS
UNDATIONANNUALTURN ,"Word Play," "aes & FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWW.QOT.$TATE.FL,US/ONTRACTaAOMI-
The annual return of The Faass Founds- Trivia" "Mystery, Logic & TION MEETING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE
lce, located at 1410 CR 78-A, Foal Numbers" and "Big Bad PROJECTS ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR
Ofce Boxe839. LaBelle, FL 33975, fur INTENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATiON MEETING HAS
inspection during regular business Toughies" include dozens of BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2005 AT 2:00 PM. FOR
hoursby sny oen who requsa cha ad center TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CON-
auchinsp citiz n withoi 1 e0a s challenging and entertaining TACT THE PROJECT MANAGER LISTED.
dote at tIs notice. Citizens may so- activities for kids in elemen- (CONTRACT NO. E1F13) COUNTY: POLK, FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
Faass at(863)674-1036. tary and middle school 416414-1-52-01. Improvements consist of dralnoge Improvements, cura and
butter. base woak, andielnailzaton on State Road 60 from a point West of Kid El-


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