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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: November 3, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, November.3, 2005 Volume 79, Number 20


At a Glance

Bake sale
The Lake Harbor Commu-
nity Methodist Church 21st
Annual Bake Sale will be can-
celed due to loss of facilities and
supplies associated with the
storm. All payments will be
refunded in full but please be
patient. Cornbread dressing is
still available on a first come
first served basis. Call (863)
983-3613 for more information.
Stephanie Schneider, Realtor
Southern Land Investments &
Real Estate direct: 239.229.6385
www.thesignatureofservice.co
m Clewiston Office: (863)
983.8700 112 S. WC Owen
Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440
LaBelle Office: (863) 6754500
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL
33935

Business meeting
The Lakeport Community
Association will have a busi-
ness meeting Tuesday, Nov. 8 at
7 p.m. Final plans will be made
for the hot dog/marshmallow
cookout to be held Friday, Nov.
11 from 6-9 pm. All Lakeport
residents are invited to attend.

Centers closed
Due to the effects of Hurri-
cane Wilma, Florida Commu-
nity Health Centers, Inc. -loca-
tions in Hendry, Okeechobee,
Martin and St. Lucie Counties
will be closed until further
notice. All patients and staff are
encouraged to make necessary
arrangements to secure their
personal safety and homes.
Please feel free to contact me
with any inquiries, Molly Fergu-
son, Director of Program Devel-
opment Florida Community
Health Centers, Inc. Mobile:
(954) 562-0502, E-mail: mfer-
gu,-,n, _',-Thuin,.ory


PI blic service
announcement
Public Service Announce-
ment Doc Savvy's Animal Hos-
pital, located at 250 SE 1st
Street, in Belle Glade, has been
designated as an official emer-
gency operations center follow-
ing the destruction created by
Hurricane Wilma.Doc Savvy's
Animal Hospital has received
information that her hospital
will receive funding from the
state to incur costs related to
public assistance in the event a
client cannot pay because of
the current crisis. This service is
available to emergency services
only with animals that have
been impacted by Hurricane
Wilma. This service is not avail-
able to for routine services. To
contact Doctor Noelle Savedoff,
call (561) 996-5500, or (561)
202-4660 for after hours. Doc
Savvy's Hospital is an official
emergency operations shelter
for animals during severe
weather. The hospital has been
fully functional. from the
moment the storm subsided
and is currently in full opera-
tion. Doc Savvy's Animal Hospi-
tal is also available for regular
office hours. All Lab, and radiol-
ogy equipment is fully function-
al powered by a 24/7 generator.
Call the office at (561) 996-
5500.

Lake Level
16.67
feet
S above sea
S level

Index
Classifieds . .16-19
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .9
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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County gets back to normal


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN Glades
County is approaching some
sense of normalcy as full electri-
cal services begin to light up the
city of Moore Haven once again.
"We're not back to normal
just yet, but we're close," said
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon.
Sheriff Whiddon said, from a
law enforcement standpoint, the
city is as close to normal as possi-


ble following the onslaught of
Hurricane Wilma, which caused
destruction to several homes in
Moore Haven and Buckhead
Ridge.
Immediately following the
storm, the county implemented a
7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and for
the most part, there was little to
report as far as people taking
advantage of the opportunity.
"We made a few arrests," said
Sheriff Whiddon. "There were a
couple of burglaries and we


made a few drug arrests from
people driving around after cur-
few with drugs in their vehicles.
But nothing major."
The same cannot be said for
some lake area communities. In
Belle Glade, opportunists took
advantage of the first half of the
storm by breaking into vehicles
and stealing electronics, reports
of guns being drawn at gas lines,
and several businesses being
broken into following the power
outages to include $750,000


Refuse to be beaten: Wilma will not win


INI/Mark Young
Moore Haven residents shrugged off Hurricane Wilma's fury and set out to repair the
damage the storm caused to the city of Moore Haven.


Total destruction was sporadic throughout Moore Haven following Hurricane Wilma.
This particular home didn't stand a chance, however.


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Some made it through Hurricane Wilma, but anything not reinforced had no chance of
surviving her powerful winds.


worth of jewelry that was stolen
from one local business.
For that reason and more,
Sheriff Whiddon commended
the community for their patience
and vigilance during the crisis.
"I'm proud of this communi-
ty," he said. "Everyone showed a
tremendous amount of
patience."
For the last few days, Glades
County deputies have been
working "hurricane hours,"
which means they were pulling


12-hour shifts, without any days
off. Glades County had further
help in ensuring law and order
was maintained in the form of 16
additional officers from other
areas and at least two FDLE
agents on site at all times.
As of press time, Sheriff Whid-
don expects to extend or elimi-
nate the curfew altogether and
pull his deputies off of their cur-
rent emergency shifts to allow
See Normal Page 12


County gets



plenty of



helping hands


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN Glades
County, like several other
counties across South Florida
was the beneficiary of a help-
ing hand as agencies from
across the state and outside of
the state converged on hard-
hit areas following Hurricane
Wilma's arrival.
Utility companies from as
far away as Michigan have
been in the state working hard
to restore power to the mil-
'lions who are still in the dark,
more than a week after the
paralyzing storm hit. Escam-
bia County's emergency com-
mand came into Glades Coun-
ty on Thursday and brought
with them their emergency
command vehicle, complete


with full communications
capability.
According to Escambia
County Emergency Operations
Director John Dosh, the vehi-
cle is fully capable of providing
communications to local gov-
ernments who have lost the
ability to coordinate emer-
gency operations due to a lack
of communication ability.
"It's basically a mobile
command post," said Mr.
Dosh. "It's completely capa-
ble of providing communica-
tions help to local govern-
ments. It has, the Internet,
phone, fax, radio, and televi-
sion."
Mr. Dosh said the their pur-
pose was to provide that com-
See Help Page 12


EOC gives



county updates


By Ideybis Gonzalez
MOORE HAVEN Accord-
ing to the Glades County Emer-
gency Management, plastic
sheeting for temporary roof'
repair is available at the Doyle
Conner Building located at 900
U.S. Highway 27, in Moore
Haven from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additionally, Blue Roofs
from the Army Corps of Engi-
neers can be applied for at the
same location their hours of
operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Operation Blue Roofs pro-
vides temporary plastic cover-
ing to eligible homes at no cost
to applicant. Corps contractors
install the sheeting using strips
of wood that are secured to the
roof with nails or screws. This


covering is a temporary repair
that helps to reduce further
damage to property until per-
manent repairs can be made.
Homeowners must sign a Right
of Entry (ROE) form to allow
government employees and
contractors into their property
to access damage. and install
the temporary covering.
In addition, disaster recov-
ery assistance is also available
through a mobile FEMA disas-
ter recovery center, which is
located at The Doyle Conner
building 900 U.S. Highway 27
in Moore Haven from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. Hurricane relief assis-
tance is available through
FEMA, the Blue Roof Program,
See Services Page 12


Distribution points help


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN Soldiers
from the 53rd Support Battalion
from Pinellas County, just out-
side of Tampa, were already
positioned to deploy when Hur-
ricane Wilma left the outer edges
of the Yucatan Peninsula and
made a beeline for the south-
west coast of Florida.
Governor Jeb Bush strategi-
cally located National Guard
troops and FEMA logistics and
South Florida could only wait
patiently as Hurricane Wilma lin-
gered off of the Mexican coast,
meandered in the Gulf of Mexi-
co, and threw herself into high
gear as she eyed the Florida
coastline.
The results of Wilma may
have caught many by surprise
but local, state, and federal agen-


cies were taking no chances and
distribution points were set up
and running shortly after the
storm. According to soldiers rep-
resenting the 53rd Support Bat-
talion, troops were on station
since Monday, the day of the hur-
ricane and were standing by for
the arrival of FEMA supplies.
Distribution began the day
after the hurricane and in the first
two days, 180 pallets of water
were given away to Moore
Haven residents who waited
patiently in line for the much-
needed supplies at the Doyle
Connor Building. Troops at the
distribution point also reported
that 180 pallets of ice were dis-
tributed, as well as more than
300 cases of food.
As of Friday, Oct. 28, the once
long lines were limited to a few
vehicles at a time. As many as


1,500 vehicles were traversing
the distribution lines for the first
two days following the storm.
But while Moore Haven took a
punch from Wilma, the devasta-
tio'n was not as complete as
some of their lake neighbors and
by Oct. 28, much of Moore
Haven was seeing power back
on in their homes and business-
es, lessening the need for emer-
gency supplies and restoring
some sense of normalcy for the
residents of Glades County.
Buckhead Ridge, which lies
close to Okeechobee County is
expected to gain power soon, as
the city of Okeechobee is fully
operational at this point. As of
press time, all reports indicated
that Moore Haven and her outly-
ing areas were expected to be
fully powered.


INI/Mark Young
Soldiers from the 53rd Support Battalion out of Pinellas
County helped out hundreds of Moore Haven residents dur-
ing the power outages that followed Hurricane Wilma.


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In the Military


Submitted to INI/Gary and Joanne Able
Pet of the Week winner
Dual winners of this week's Pet of the Week contest go to
Molly, an eight-year old Yorkie and her best bud Maggie,
a 10-month old English Springer Spaniel. Molly and Mag-
gie are owned by Gary and Joanne Able, of Clewiston,
and have won a day of pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal
Hospital's pet spa. Doc Savvy can be reached at (561)
996-5500 in Belle Glade. Her animal hospital is an official
emergency shelter for animals during hurricanes and has
been fully operational from the moment the storm ended.
If you have any interesting photos of your pet, submit
them to myoung@newszap.com for an opportunity to win
your pet a day of pampering. The Pet of the Week contest
is sponsored by Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital.


Reginald N.
Peterson, Jr.
Navy Seaman Recruit Reginald
N. Peterson, Jr, son of Wanda L.
Chastine of Clewiston, Fla., recently
completed U.S. Navy basic training
at Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-
week program, Peterson complet-
ed a variety of training which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval cus-
toms, 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 confi-
dence they need to succeed in the
fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed
to galvanize the basic warrior
attributes of sacrifice, dedication,
teamwork and endurance in each
recruit through the practical appli-
cation 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.


Peterson is a 2004 graduate of
Glades Central Community High
School of Belle Glade, Fla.
Ukwon A. Leggett
Navy Seaman Recruit Ukwon A.
Leggett, son of Lula M. Hamilton of
South Bay, Fla., recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great Lakes,
Ill.
During the eight-week program,
Leggett completed a variety of
training which included classroom
study and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on phys-
ical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This exer-
cise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the- basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy skills and
the core values of Honor, Courage
and Commitment. Its distinctly


From the editor: May we all remember


By Mark Young
It's a common saying that dis-
asters bring out the best in peo-
ple and there is always someone
who chimes in with, "and the
worse".
Unfortu-
nately that is
true as oppor-.
tunists and
thieves show
the ugly side
of humanity
during times
of crisis. But I
have always Mark
believed that Young
the majority of
people are good despite what I
have seen through my many
travels across this great country
of ours and beyond.
Unfortunately, the good in
people will slowly take a back
seat as everyday life once again
will trod our lives forward and
return us to our everyday exis-
tence of working, paying bills,
and worrying about the societal
pressures put on our children.
" It's only during times of crisis
that the good nature of human
beings gets a chance to shine.
There is an opportunity for the


average person to see their fel-
low man in need, and we react
without question. But as the cri-
sis fades and everyday life
returns, the people intent on liv-
ing their lives in a state of selfish
greed, without regards to others,
assumes the spotlight once
again, because it is these people
whose characters and personali-
ties are consistent.
That is why I do and
always will believe that most
humans are good. It is a pity that
it takes such a large-scale crisis
to bring to the forefront the true
character of the average person.
When the Twin Towers fell on
that fateful September morning,
the American spirit rose from
the ashes and shined its power-
ful light upon the nation caus-
ing strangers to smile at one
another, strangers to care for
one another, strangers consoling
one another, and strangers cast-
ing their individual realities aside
for the good of all man.
And even though I'm an opti-
mist when it comes to human
nature, I am also a realist when
it comes to that same human
character. Pre 9-11, this country
was plagued with political cor-


rectness to the point of absurdi-
ty. I counted the days until I saw
the first signs of its return and
the negativity of some humans
begin to cloud the gallantry of
others. It took 17 days and it % as
a fast trip downhill fromn- there.
Then Florida found its %\\a in
the path of four serious storms
and the nation's eyes turned this
way. And only a fe\v rnonths
ago, Hurricane Katrina brought
the powerful city ol Nevw
Orleans to its knees. \\'e reached
out to our fellow human beings
We chipped in our hard earned
money and cleaned outi our
pantries and closets for all those
along the Gulf Coast.
And now we sit in tre middle
of the devastation of Hurricane
Wilma. The nation's e'es are
upon us, but the reality of the sit-
uation is that very soon those
eyes will look away. And sloop l%,
but surely, our eyes % ill close,
our extended hands % ill retract
and everyday life will resume
But knowing that the spirit of
America albeit sometimes
dormant is there, is a power-
ful comfort. Myfaith in humans
will not waver dnd I will' forever
hope that one day it w'll not take
a large-scale tragedy tor


South Lake newspapers move operations


By Mark Young

Due to severe storm damage
to the offices of the Clewiston
News, Glades County Democrat,
and The Sun, we have been
forced to move our operations to
LaBelle and are currently working
out of the Caloosa Belle office.
We have been able to reestab-
lish our Internet connections and
can be contacted at our usual e-
mail addresses.
Our e-mail addresses are as
follows:
Clewiston News:
clewnews@newszap.com
Glades County Democrat: gcd-
news@newszap.com
The Sun:
sunnews@newszap.com
News editor:
myoung@newszap.com (863)
228-4852
Reporter Jose Zaragosa: sun-
zaragosa@yahoo.com (863) 228-
3105


What's your
opinion?
Discuss Okeechobee
County issues online at:
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Reporter Bill Fabian: bfabi-
an@newszap.com (863) 228-
3129
Reporter/News Clerk Ideybis
Gonzalez:
igonzalez@newszap.com (863)
228-6621.
If you need to contact our
newspapers, please use the
above cell phone numbers and e-
mail addresses. E-mail addresses
are open for Speak Out articles.
However, we can also be con-
tacted at the Caloosa Belle, at
(863) 675-2541 or fax your infor-
mation to (863) 675-1449.
The cell phone numbers and
e-mail addresses listed above, are
fully functional and we welcome


a return of submissions and infor
mation by our readers.
We apologize for the delaN in
releasing the Oct. 27 issues ol the
South Lake papers, but it was
unavoidable. We hope, like the
rest of you, that all of our lives w ill
gain ,a sense ofnormalc\ soon.
Until then, it is our privilege and
honor to provide }ou \\ith the
news you will need .o full reco,-
er from this latest disaster.
As of press time, we hope to
have our regular phone numbers
established at our temporary
location. Please continue to try
our regular phone numbers, as
we expect them to be operating at
this point.


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"Navy" flavor was designed to take
into account what it means to be a
Sailor. Leggett is a 2005 graduate of
Glades Central Community High
School of Belle Glade, Fla.
Jordan N. Griffes
Navy Seaman Apprentice Jor-
dan N. Griffes, brother of Jonathan
Griffes of Moore Haven, Fla.,
recently completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training Com-
mand, Great Lakes, I11.
During the eight-week program,
Griffes completed a variety of train-
ing which included classroom
study and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival, and ship-


board and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on phys-
ical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This exer-
cise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy skills and
the core values of Honor, Courage
and Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to take
into account what it means to be a
Sailor. Griffes is a 2005 graduate of
Jupiter High School of Jupiter, Fla.


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Letter to the Editor


Give thanks
Dear editor:
During the week of Oct. 23,
many in southwest Florida law
enforcement officers, firefighters,
emergency management work-
ers, utility crews and others -
worked selflessly and tirelessly
through Hurricane Wilma and its
aftermath. They made the work
easier for the staff at Hope Hos-
pice, whose mission was to pro-
vide exceptional care and support
to all people touched by end-of-
life issues no matter what
adverse circumstances might be
surrounding them.
As Wilma approached, the
Hope Hospice team helped evac-
uate patients who could not
remain in their homes. They were
brought to our three hospice
houses and were cared for
around the clock in a tranquil


environment, warmly sheltered
from nature's violence outside.
Meanwhile, others on the hospice
team had to make sure that
patients throughout Lee, Glades
and Hendry Counties would have
the medications and oxygen they
might need in the uncertain days
ahead.
It is difficult to imagine work-
ing under such conditions. Yet,
even in such tragic moments, life
goes on. Babies are born, people
must be rescued or protected,
and people pass away. Those in
life's final stages need someone to
care for them. For my hospice
heroes and all of our local emer-
gency workers, mission accom-
plished.
Thank you for a job well done.
Samira K.Beckwith,
President and CEO
Hope of Southwest Florida


Ft. Myers hotel


is eyed for gouging


TALLAHASSEE State Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist sued a Ft.
Myers hotel, Oct. 28, charging that it
improperly inflated prices to Flori-
da consumers seeking emergency
shelter from Hurricane Wilma. This
is the first price-gouging lawsuit
filed by the Attorney General's
Office related to Hurricane Wilma,
alleging room rate increases of up
to 108 percent as Wilma affected
the state.
The Attorney General's Office
alleges that Apex Hospitality LLLP,
doing business as the Wellesley Inn
and Suites, charged "uncon-
scionable," or substantially higher
than regular, rates to consumers
seeking a safe place during the
brunt of the storm.
"During a state of emergency,
affected citizens need a helping
hand, not a hand in their pocket,"
said Mr. Crist. "The Attorney Gener-
al's Office will pursue price gougers
and ensure that Floridians are not
being taken advantage of during
this great time of need."
The hotel, located at 4400 Ford
Street Extension in Ft. Myers,-
reportedly increased its room rates
after Governor Bush declared a
state of emergency for Hurricane
Wilma on Oct. 19. Florida's price
;gouging statute requires that the
cost of necessities like food, water
and shelter must remain at .the
price that was average during the
30 days immediately preceding a
major storm like Hurricane Wilma.
Mr. Christ's Office determined
that rates at the hotel averaged
$61.99 prior to the state of emer-
gency. Investigators learned that
the hotel owner raised the room


rates to $89.99 when the hurricane
was approaching the Southwest
Florida coast, and since then
increased its rates again to as much
as $129, a 108-percent increase
over pre-storm levels. Sam Swami,
the hotel's owner, admitted to
investigators that he raised his
room rates on Oct. 21 prior to the
hurricane coming ashore.
Ft. Myers residents Kristen and
Michael Davis evacuated from their
home when they lost power and
water service, and sought shelter at
the Wellesley Inn & Suites. They
were charged $129 per night for
their room. Another Ft. Myers resi-
dent, Cecilia Murphy, evacuated
from her home on Oct. 22 to avoid
Hurricane Wilma and was charged
$109 for her room, a 76-percent
increase. The Davises and Murphy
said they felt the approaching
storm left them no other options
for safe accommodations.
Investigators found that several
other hotel guests also faced sub-
stantially inflated hotel room rates.
The Attorney General's Price
Gouging Hotline has already
received more than 300 complaints
of possible price gouging associat-
ed with Hurricane Wilma. The hot-
line has also received more than
4,400 complaints related to price
gouging associated with earlier
Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina and
Rita, and has filed two lawsuits
against Tallahassee gas stations for
alleged price gouging during Katri-
na.
In addition, the office has sub-
poenaed four oil companies -for
records associated with gas prices
during Dennis and Katrina.


Anchor deep and pray now (again)


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Hurricane David approached
Florida in 1979. A college friend
had a boat that he was worried
about, so a number of us
descended south from
Gainesville to help him secure
his boat for the coming storm.
Being a former Boy Scout, I
was proud of the job we did in
tying down that boat. We lashed
it tightly to the dock, trees, and
even to itself. It wasn't going
anywhere. We were patting our-
selves on the back when a sea
captain informed us that the best
way to secure a boat safely dur-
ing a hurricane was to anchor it
away from the trees and things
which would "get eaten up in
the 'cane". It was better to
anchor it deep with four ropes
going out in different directions
and pray. It was good advice
then and was good advice when
Wilma visited our community.
We are to anchor deep and then


we are to pray. We are to do
what we can do and then turn to
our Lord.
Like many others, the ferocity
of Wilma surprised me. Having
grown up in Florida, hurricanes
are not new to me. I wasn't real-
ly worried. We were supposed to
be on the "less severe" side. I
prepared. I stored up ice and
water in case they were needed.
I made sure that my generator
was working. I purchased
chocolate for my wife. I boarded
up the windows. I was ready -
or so I thought.
I ran a little short on large
boards, so on the last window I
pieced together several smaller
boards. There was a little space
between them. No problem it
was behind one of the porch
columns and a bush.
Wilma struck. My sugarcane
bit the dust. The hibiscus bush
was stripped of leaves. But we
were managing okay. Power was
out, but I would start the genera-
tor when the winds died down.


Then the wind shifted, and
started coming in from the
north. I was watching the shift
and was amazed at what I saw. It
was coming right at me. Then I
noticed that one of the columns
supporting our porch toppled.
The window started flexing a lit-
tle bit. The next thing I knew, the
window next to me shattered.
The curtain started billowing
and the rain started to come in.
My first reaction was to put
something over it, but my wife
would have none of that. I sent
them to our safe room, and I
went to the end of the house to
retrieve the phone that worked
without electricity. I was very
wary of standing in front of the
window while retrieving the
phone. Soon, my wife, myself,
our dog and two cats were in the
safe room. And we started to
"anchor deep" in prayer.
All four columns of our porch
were blown down, a window
was broken, we lost some shin-
gles and soffit, but we were safe.


Praise be to God!
Upon reflection, I realized
that my hurricane experience is
much like my spiritual experi-
ence. I can prepare. I can board
up to protect against hurricane
forces, but all it takes is one little
opening one little place
where I didn't cover up as much
as I should have, and the enemy
has an opening to invade my
home. Let me tell you that it was
very un-nerving to .have the
storm on the inside of my house.
We can have most of our per-
sonal home protected, but all
the enemy needs is that one little
opening to invade. Fortunately,
when the enemy invades, when
the storm breaks in, we have an
anchor we can tie into. When
we do what we can and anchor
deep in prayer, and when we
hold onto that anchor line to the
Lord with all of our heart, we
can weather any storm!


Noah and the pilgrims, and Wilma too


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
My thoughts this past week
ran to Noah. You recall his place
in history as the person who
built the ark and took his family
along with two of every species
for a 40-day non-pleasure cruise
(Genesis 6:6ff) The earth flood-
ed; it has been compared by
some to be the baptism of the
earth.
Through the trial by water,
Noah held on and then sent out
doves; the second dove bringing
back an olive leaf to show Noah
that the water had receded.
When Noah left the ark, he did
something that we should do
today when the waters recede -
he built an altar (Genesis 8:20).
Perhaps it is not necessary to
build an altar, but to find one
and thank God for being with us
during the storm.
Our Pilgrim ancestors made a
rough crossing across the
Atlantic Ocean on boats that
none of us would use to cross
Lake Okeechobee these days.
They did it because they believed


and when they arrived in a new
land, they too built an altar. They
gave thanks to God for their safe
deliverance and travel, and
shared with the people they
found around them (you've
heard of "Thanksgiving" and
maybe you've wondered to
whom they gave thanks ... well!)
God was with them and they
made it; instead of grumbling
about the length of the trip or the
rough waters or the lack of prop-
er facilities, or the poor diet, or
the rough land when they
arrived, they saw the big picture
and thanked God.
I was working on my own
family genealogy and read of my
distant relatives who arrived
here on a sailing ship. She had
written a letter home and told
about the crossing, saying it was
a good crossing "only seven peo-
ple died." She also told about the
ship captain not landing at the
docks because there were many
who would become indentured
servants to pay off their passage
and he was afraid they would
run away. She gave thanks for
her safe arrival too. Now, as I lis-
tened to the call-in shows while


we were without electricity and
heard people complain or want
special favors, I couldn't help
but wonder if they got the big
picture they had been spared
during one of the worst storms
known to the area and yet wor-
ried about if they might be the
last person to get electricity.
I suspect that person had no
altar. They missed something
and that's too bad. We will
rebuild, we will all have our
power back we will all be fed,
very few have died across the
nation, we certainly have so
much to be thankful for.
This past Sunday, we gave
thanks to God at our church for
the presence he showed and the
blessings we received when it
could have been ever so much
worse. We also resolved to help
those who suffered more than
we did and show our thanksgiv-
ing in our acts and deeds as we,
as our words and prayers.
I am grateful to God personal-
ly for all that could have hap-
pened and didn't happen and so
are others who the world would
judge as less fortunate than I
was. Surprisingly, many of them


are thankful to God too and
that's what it is all about. In spite
of the problems, in spite of the
disasters, in spite of the ways
things turn out, we came
through.
When I lived and ministered
in the North, people would ask
me "How could you stand those
hurricanes" and when I returned
south, people, would ask me,
"How could you stand those
winters?" The answer was that
God had sent me somewhere
and it went with the territory;
but God wouldn't send any of us
anywhere without being there
too, and that's how I "stood" it.
Like God's family ordeals have a
way of binding us closer togeth-
er the richest periods in
church history were the periods
when the persecutions were the
worst. The adversity that some
complain about drives the faith-
ful into a sense of fellowship and
oneness tat heals and restores.
We made it, it came with a cost,
but we can be richer for it by giv-
ing thanks to. God for seeing us
through. Like Noah or the Pil-
grims, we can build an altar, or
find one.


Harris supports Federal Housing Reform Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Representative Katherine Harris
(R-Fla.) announced her support
for the Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act of 2005 (H.R. 1461).
The legislation responds to
recent corporate mismanage-
ment of Government Sponsored
Enterprises (GSE) by creating a
world-class regulator and estab-
lishing strong safety and sound-
ness requirements to prevent
future problems. The legislation
also creates an affordable hous-
ing fund and offers opportunities
for those displaced by Hurri-
canes Katrina and Rita. The leg-
islation is expected to be voted
on by press time.
"The Federal Housing
Finance Reform Act is a key step
to ensure the dream of home-.
ownership is available to all
Americans," said Congress-
woman Harris. "This legislation
takes necessary steps.to restore
accountability by .creating the
powers to strengthen oversight
while allowing GSEs to continue
their positive work of building


homeownership."
"Additionally, I am pleased to
support opportunities to provide
affordable housing not only to
low-income families and first-
time homebuyers, but also to the
victims left homeless in the
wake of Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita," Harris concluded.
The Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act consolidates Gov-
ernment Sponsored Enterprises
(GSE) regulations and provides
the tools needed to oversee large
financial institutions like Fannie
Mae, Freddie Mac, and Federal
Home Loan Banks. The legisla-
tion allows the GSE regulator to
establish prudential standards
on management, interest rate
risk exposure, and other opera-
tional issues.
The Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act of 2005 will:
.* Create a world-class regula-
tor with strong safety and sound-
ness, and control to oversee
housing GSEs;
Merge the regulator of Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac the


Office of Federal Housing Enter-
prise Oversight (OFHEO) and
the regulator of the Federal
Home Loan Banks the Federal
Housing Finance Board (FHFB)
- into a new independent
agency, funded by assessments
on the GSEs;
Organize the Federal Hous-
ing Finance Agency (FHFA),
headed by a director who will
be appointed by the President
and confirmed by the Senate -
with an advisory board including
the DOT, HUD, and two non-
governmental members;
Give the FHFA director bank
regulator-like powers.
The Federal Housing Reform
Act also establishes an afford-
able housing fund, which will
finance housing construction for
qualifying low-income families
and first-time homebuyers. Addi-
tionally, the legislation aims to
provide relief for those in need.
For the first two years, the fund
will offer assistance to victims
left homeless by Hurricanes Kat-
rina and Rita. Safeguards will


prohibit recipients from using
available funds for purposes
other than home construction.
Congresswoman Harris has a
long history of creating afford-
able housing opportunities. Har-
ris authored the American
Dream Downpayment Act,
which was signed, into law in
2003. Earlier thip~'year Harris
sponsored an amendment that
successfully restored $60 million
in funding to the HOPE VI grant
program. Additionally, Harris
introduced the Housing Afford-
ability for Teachers and Public
Officers Act of 2005 which
would provide a one percent
downpayment for teachers and
public officers.
Harris is a member of the
Committee on Financial Services
and serves on the Capital Mar-
kets, Insurance, and Govern-
ment Sponsored Enterprises
Subcommittee and the Housing
and Community Opportunity
Subcommittee.


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Henry, and I wanted to
ask a post Wilma question. Do
dogs suffer from post traumatic
stress disorder? My dog Phil has
been a nervous mess all this
week. We did ride out the storm
at home. Although it was a loud
and frightening time, we did
come out okay. Do you think
Phil is still upset from all the ten-
sions? Thanks Doc. Henry and
Phil in Moore Haven.
A: Dear Henry and Phil, the
answer is yes! Dogs do stress out
from a traumatic event such as a
hurricane. Dogs pick up on our
emotions, and can feel insecure
.if they are troubled and do not
understand what is going on.
Make sure to pay particular
attention to Phil, and comfort
him. If needed sometimes a
sedative for a few days can be
helpful. Also, even antidepres-
sants can be indicated. Make
sure to consult with your veteri-
narian to see what may help
Phil. Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Since the
hurricane, we have a boil water
order in effect in our area. Does
this mean I have to\do the same
for my cat? Barbara in Pahokee.
A: Hello Barbara, that is a
very important question. Yes you
do! If the water is not safe for


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for our pets. It would be best to
serve your kitty bottled water. In
fact, it is much better to give our
pets bottled or filtered water all
the time. Some people will think
that is an added expense, but it's
really the best thing to do to pre-
vent any contamination. That's
what I do for Sam and Luigi, as
well as all my boarders and'hos-
pital patients at my practice!
Hope that helps Barbara. Best
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Glades County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report do not indicate guilt. Any
individual who wishes to con-
tact the newspaper upon the
final disposition of their case
may do so for publication.
Oct.17
Laqueta Lewis, 22, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Tito Nieves on an active warrant.
She was later released on a
$1,000 surety bond.
Oct.18
Gary Ireland, 21, of LaBelle,
was arrested by CPO Lombardo
on an active warrant for VOP. He
remains in custody with no privi-
lege of bond.
Mitchell Young, 25, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by CPO
Lombardo on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody


with no privilege of bond.
Charlie Micco, 24, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD
Officer Norton on the charge of
Possession of stolen firearm. He
was later ROR'ed.
Etanis Torres, 20, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Sgt.
Mike Peptone on the charge of
Possession of drugs with intent
to sell. He was later released on
a $3,000 surety bond.
Rosa Castillo-Cordova, 31, of
Clermont, was arrested by
Deputy Tito Nieves on an active
Lake County Warrant. She
remains in custody.
Robert Spencer, 26, of
LaBelle, was arrested by Deputy
Don Salo on an active Hendry
County Warrant. He was later
released on a $1,500 surety
bond.
Mathew Lucas, 24, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Don Crosswell on the charge of


Battery (Domestic Violence). He
was later ROR'ed.
Oct. 19
Timothy Carroll, 43, of Jay
Florida, was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on the charge of
Possession of Marijuana under
20 grams and Possession of drug
paraphernalia. He was later
released on a $500 cash bond.
Oct. 20
Leonard D. Gilley, 24, of
LaBelle, was arrested by Deputy
Leslie Fuce on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
with no privilege of bond.
Timothy Jacobs, 38, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on an active War-
rant for Grand Theft, Forgery and
Uttering a forged instrument. He
remains in custody with bond
set at $50,000.


Oct. 22
Selena Billie, 36, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Don Salo on the charge of resisting
officer without violence. She was
later released on a $500 cash
bond.
Johnny Dvis, 42, of Okee-
chobee as arrested by Deputy
Richard Ermeri on an active Okee-
chobee warrant. He was later
turned over to Okeechobee.
Jasinto Lopez, 52, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Sgt.,Mike
Peptione on the charges of Battery
and Burglary with assault. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $6,000.
Oct.24
Chares H. Johnson, 18, of
Moore Haven, was arrested by Sgt.
Ronnie Baker on the charges of
Criminal Mischief over $200, bur-
glary and Grand Theft. He remains


in custody with bond set at remains in custody with no privi-
$25,000. lege of bond.
Kevyn Smiley, 18, of Venus, was
Oct. 25 arrested by Deputy Robert Davis on
Annetta Beard, 35, of LaBelle, the charge of Battery on Detention
was arrested by CPO Lombardo on staff. He remains in custody with
an active warrant for VOP. She bond set at $10,000,


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MOORE HAVEN Florida Click
it or Ticket campaign brings atten-
tion to the needless deaths that
occur on our roadways each year
during the Thanksgiving Holiday
because motorist fail to use their
safety belts. Glades County Sheriff's
Office joined law enforcement
across the state in an effort to save
lives this holiday season by remind-
ing everyone to buckle up. This
traffic initiative will run from Nov.
18-30 to include the busy Thanks-
giving holiday travel period.
Traditionally, the Thanksgiving
holiday period is on of the heaviest
traveled times across the U.S. The
result is a significant increase in traf-


fic crashes. Last year in Florida
alone, during the same time period
as this years campaign, 77 people
died in motor vehicle related crash-
es over half of those fatalities were
not using their safety belts.
Thanksgiving is a joyous holi-
day, but it is also one of the dead-
liest on our roadways, says Sheriff
Stuart Whiddon, Glades County
Sheriff and former Florida Highway
Patrol Officer. "Too many people
are being killed in traffic crashes
because they just didn't take a few
seconds to put on their safety belt.
Children and young adults learn
best by example, and we all need
to make sure they see the right


example.
During the most recent Click it
or Ticket Florida mobilization, held
earlier this year over the Memorial
Day Holiday period, state and local
law enforcement agencies issued
almost 37,000 safety belt citations.
Although law enforcement agen-
cies across the state participate n
the Click it or Ticket Florida mobi-
lizations because the inattentive
heightens safety belt use aware-
ness surrounding times of the year
with high traffic related death rates,
these agencies enforce the safety
belt law every day because they
know it is a matter of life or death.
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safety belts and child safety seas
when used properly saves lives,"
says Sheriff Whiddon of Glades
County Sheriff's Office. "We know
this is true because unfortunately
we must respond to fatal crashes.
This is why we enforce the law and
issue citations to unbuckled
motorist."
Glades County Sheriff's Office
and law enforcement agencies
across the state, with support from
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, are joining together to remind
everyone this holiday season to
click it or you will receive a ticket.


Statewide law enforcement supports southwest


In the early hours of Monday,
Oct. 24, law enforcement from
across the state were positioned
and ready to help in the recovery of
the destruction that would be left
from Hurricane Wilma.
Southwest Florida took a direct
hit from the Category 3 hurricane
and law enforcement agencies in
the impacted areas needed help.
Way before the storm hit the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment began to coordinate the
influx of state and local law


enforcement, that would be
responding to the region. A Multi-
Agency coordination command
post was established at the Fort
Myers Regional Operations Center.
Four hundred and twenty-one
members of law enforcement
agencies have responded and lent
assistance to local agencies in the
impacted counties of Collier,
Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Okee-
chobee. The main goals of the law
enforcement duties is to assist local
law enforcement with search and


rescue, security, looting and curfew
violations, and traffic control. To
date, a total of 191 hurricane relat-
ed arrests have been made in the
region.
With power being restored to
most of the region the statewide
response will start to decrease as
the communities began to get back
to some sense of normalcy. FDLE
would like to, thank all of the 'law
enforcement agencies listed below
for their tireless efforts assisting
local law enforcement in protect-


ing the citizens and visitors of
Southwest Florida:
Alachua County Sheriff's Office,
Marion County Sheriff's Office,
Belleview Police Department,
Ocala Police Department, Bradford
Police Department, Pinellas County
Sheriff's Office, Cape Coral Police
Department, Putnam County Sher-
iff's Office, Charlotte County Sher-
iff's Office, University of Florida
Police Department, Florida Depart-
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Disaster unemployment assistance


TALLAHASSEE Susan
Pareigis, director of Florida's
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion, announced that individuals
who have lost jobs or businesses
as a result of Hurricane Wilma
may be entitled to Disaster
Unemployment Assistance ben-
efits.
On Oct. 24, President George
W. Bush, in response to a
request from Governor Jeb
Bush, declared a major disaster
for Broward, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, and
St. Lucie Counties, clearing the
way for use of federal funds to
provide assistance to individuals
affected by the disaster.
Although many workers will
be covered by the state's regular
unemployment compensation
program, those not covered may
apply for Disaster Unemploy-
ment Assistance (DUA). This is a
federally funded program,
which assists individuals who
become unemployed as a direct
result of a declared disaster and
who do not qualify for regular
unemployment benefits. The
program also covers self-
employed individuals, owners of
farms and ranches, farm and
ranch workers, as well as fishers
and others who are not normally
covered by state unemployment
compensation.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation administers the DUA
program in Florida in partner-
ship with the U.S. Department of
Labor and state and regional
workforce boards. Funding for
the program is provided by the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency.
Applicants must file for disas-
ter benefits within 30 days of the
date of public notification.
Therefore, DUA applications
must be filed no later than Nov.
28. To be eligible for either the
regular state unemployment
compensation program or DUA,
the applicant must be a legal res-


ident. To be eligible for DUA
benefits, an individual must
have exhausted all entitlement
to any regular state unemploy-
ment benefits and must have
been working in or residing in a
county for which the disaster
has been officially declared.
DUA benefits are available to
unemployed individuals for up
to 26 weeks from the date of the
disaster declaration. The 26-
weeks assistance period for Hur-
ricane Wilma ends April 29,
2006.
Federal regulations provide
that the unemployment of an
individual is caused by a disaster
if the individual: (1) becomes
unemployed as a direct result of
the disaster; or (2) is unable to
reach the place of employment
as a direct result of the disaster;
or (3) was scheduled to begin
work and does not have a job or


is unable to reach the job as a
direct result of the disaster; or
(4) has become the major sup-
port for a household because
the head of the household has
died as a direct result of the dis-
aster; or (5) cannot work
because of an injury caused
directly by the disaster.
Individuals applying for disas-
ter related unemployment assis-
tance will need to have the fol-
lowing information available:
Social Security number
Alien registration number
and expiration date (if a non-
U.S. citizen)
Name and address of most
recent employers)
If self-employed have proof
of self-employment for the past
two years
(State or Federal tax'returns,
financial statements, bank
records of accounts, or 1099


Forms. Documentation neces-
sary to support a claim may be
faxed to 850-921-3938. Appli-
cant's Social Security number
should appear on all documents
submitted)
If scheduled to begin work
but could not work due to the
disaster, have name and address
of employer and the date work
was scheduled to begin
Beginning Monday, Oct. 31,
applications for DUA may be
filed by Internet at the following
web site address: www.fluid-
now.com now.com/> (indicate on the
application that it is a disaster
related unemployment claim).
Telephone applications may be
filed by calling (800) 204-2418.
Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. EST, Monday through Fri-
day.


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Flooded out
Sometimes the best laid plans aren't enough when it comes to Mother Nature. These
Montura folks obviously prepared their home for the storm, but couldn't control the
flooding that ravaged Hendry County in the aftermath.


Everyone should be aware of carbon monoxide


This week as residents of
South Florida who lost power
after Hurricane Wilma hooked
up generators, there were many
warnings about the dangers of
carbon monoxide, Generators
were linked to carbon monoxide
deaths after Hurricane Charley
last year and after Hurricane
Katrina this year. As we hooked
up a generator at my house, we
were well aware of the potential
dangers.
.On Tuesday evening, I
received a phone call from my
hometown. My parents were
both in the hospital with carbon
monoxide poisoning. They hadn
t been using a generator. They
had, however, turned on their
gas furnace for the first time this
fall.
The following information
came from the Florida Depart-
ment of Health.
Question: What is Carbon
Monoxide?
Answer: Carbon monoxide
(CO) is an odorless, colorless,
tasteless gas that interferes with
the delivery of oxygen in the
blood to the rest of the body and
is highly poisonous.
Question: What are the major
sources of CO?
Answer: Carbon monoxide is
produced as a result of incom-
plete burnirig of fuels including
coal, wood, charcoal, natural
gas, gasoline, diesel, kerosene,
and heating oil. It can be pro-
duced by portable generators,
small gasoline engines, charcoal
grills, gas stoves, automobile
exhaust from attached garages,
and smoking tobacco. Problems
can arise as a result of improper
placement, installation, opera-
tion, maintenance of CO gener-


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Improperly designed or mal-
functioning exhaust systems for
permanently installed home
combustion appliances may
also contribute to elevated CO
levels. Portable generators and
charcoal grills are major sources
of CO and should never be oper-
ated inside enclosed or partially
enclosed building or near doors,
windows and openings to the
house.
QUESTION: What are the
symptoms of Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning?
ANSWER: Depending on the
level of exposure, CO may cause
fatigue, weakness, chest pains
for those with heart disease,
shortness of breath upon exer-
tion, nausea, vomiting,
headaches, confusion, lack of
coordination, impaired vision,
loss of consciousness, and in
severe cases, death.
QUESTION: What should you
do if you think you have CO poi-
soning?
ANSWER: If you think you are
suffering from carbon monoxide
(CO) poisoning, you should get
fresh air immediately. Turn off all
combustion appliances and
leave the house. Go to an emer-
gency room. Be sure to tell the
physician that you suspect CO
poisoning. Don t ignore symp-


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November is National Diabetes Month sponsored by the
American Diabetes Association.
Drs. Parrish and Youmans at Family Eye Care would like-the
citizens of the LaBelle area to know that people who have had
diabetes for several years are at risk to develop a potentially
blinding condition called diabetic retinopathy and need to take
steps to protect their vision.
The cause of diabetic retinopathy it that, over time, diabetes
can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that
nourish the retina, the delicate lining at the back of the eye con-
taining light-sensitive nerve cells needed for seeing. Looking.
inside the eye with an instrument that allows direct viewing of
the blood vessels, the eye doctor can diagnose diabetic retinopa-
thy in its earliest stages when treatment is most effective.
At Family Eye Care, we provide dilated eye examinations to
thoroughly assess ocular health to prevent the development of
ocular and medical complications of diabetes. Please call our
office at 863-675-0761 for more information or to set-up an
appointment.


toms, especially if more than
one person is feeling them. In
cases-of severe CO poisoning,
call 911 emergencN sei vices or
the Poison Information Center at
1-800-222-1222.
QUESTION: What can be
done to prevent COpPoisoning?
ANSWER: To prevent CO poi-
soning, ensure that all house-
hold combustion appliances
(fireplaces, stoves, water
heaters, furnaces) are properly
adjusted and working to manu-
facturers instructions and local
building codes and make sure
stoves and heaters are exhaust
vented to the outside and that
exhaust systems do not leak.
Do not' use ovens and gas
ranges to heat your home. Do
not burn charcoal inside a
home, cabin, recreational vehi-
cle, or camper, and you never
leave a car or lawn mower
engine running in a shed or
garage, or in any enclosed or
partially enclose space. NEVER
use gas-powered generators or
pressure washers inside any
building or structure. Ventilating
a building or structure will not
prevent the buildup of life threat-
ening levels of CO. Do not
locate portable generators or
portable gasoline engines near


any opening of the house (win-
dows, doors, window air condi-
tioners, exhaust vents.)
QUESTION:MWhat about car-
bon monoxide alarms?
ANSWER: Consider installing
CO alarms in your home. The
US Consumer Product Safety
Commission recommends the
installation of CO alarms in
every home. Install battery
operated CO alarms or plug-in
CO alarms' with battery backup
according to manufacturers
installation instructions. The CO
alarm should be certified to the
requirements of the latest safety
standards for CO alarms (UL
2034, IAS 6-96, CSA 6.19.01)
REMEMBER:' Carbon monox-
ide (CO) alarms can be used as a
backup but not as a replacement
for proper use, placement and
maintenance of your fuel-burn-
ing appliances or gas powered
portable equipment. Also,
understand that CO alarms are
designed to sound an alert at
.fairly high levels. Lower level
CO exposure below the alarm
threshold could still contribute
to adverse health effects in sus-
ceptible individuals (persons
with heart or lung disease for
example).


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for collection of real estate and per-
sonal property tax on November 1,
2005. Please contact this office if
you do not receive a tax bill on
property owned in Hendry County.
If you receive a tax bill for property
which has been sold, please for-
ward to new property owner, or
return to our office.

Due to hurricane damage, the
Clewiston office will be closed for
renovations. There will be a notice
when renovations or re-location is
complete.

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person at the LaBelle Office.

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Helping out your children


. 1 .. .. ... -... .....


INI/Mark Young
Where will they play?
The fence around the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center in Moore Haven
is the only reason why this playground equipment remained on the property. Although it
didn't escape the property boundaries, it was beaten and eventually destroyed in the
high winds of Wilma.



Wrath of Wilma hits very hard


Monday morning found Hurri-
cane Wilma whipping through
South Florida leaving destruction
and devastation to areas served
by Glades Electric Cooperative.
Each day additional members
services are being restored as
quickly as possible.
While all of our service territo-
ries took a hit, our hardest hit
areas were in Glades and Hendry
Counties. At initial assessment of
the damages on Monday there
were over 130 poles down,
including several transmission
lines. In Hendry County, the
storm caused 41 transmission
structures feeding South Hwy.
835 to Big Cypress to fail. A large
portion of this line was laid
across Hwy. 835 causing exten-
sive damage to power equip-
ment. Some of the challenges the
cooperative is facing include
locating the replacement poles,
acquiring hardware, resetting the
poles, picking up the conductor
and performing all of this work in
many locations that are under
water.
On Monday, there was a total
of 8,567 members without
power and two days later there
are. only 5,479 to be restored.
With crews working day and
night, restoration is expected to
be complete in Okeechobee


Submitted to INI/Glades Electric Cooperative
Wilma brought down power poles with little effort.


County within four days, within
six days in the Glades County
areas hit and in less than three
weeks in the severely damaged
Hendry County.
In addition to the GEC staff of
65, close to 200 linemen have
come from neighboring cooper-
atives in Florida to assist with the
recovery work. They are all set-
ting aside their own personal
issues to make sure the job gets
done in a timely manner for our


members.
Last year after three hurri-
canes traveled through our area,
we hoped we would never have
to experience that again, but here
we are. We were prepared for
this storm and recovery will be a
cooperative effort of our mem-
bers, employees and visiting
crews. Glades Electric Coopera-
tive appreciates the patience and
support of our members as we
overcome the Wrath of Wilma.


By Cheryl Abney
My granddaughter McKenzie's
attitude and comment still cause
me to smile at her version of "If life
gives you lemons, make lemon-
ade." McKenzie loves critters -
any size, shape, or color. This
wanna-be-veterinarian looked at
the fallen tree and said with antici-
pation, "When the tree comes out,
I'm going to hunt worms!" Out of
the hurricane's damage and incon-
venience of no electric or hot
meals, she saw the advantage of
seeming disaster-collecting worms
from the exposed earth. Good
things, aside from worms, can
come out of disaster-such as
-increased communication and
appreciation for the bonds of fami-
ly, friends and neighbors.
As your child returns to school,
they'll have the same demands of
study, homework, tests and per-
sonalities; but they'll also have the
additional stress of their Hurricane
Wilma experience. Your child's
behavior may change immediately,
next week, or even next month as a
result of the trauma they've experi-
enced. Each child is unique
though, and some may never get
upset enough to show distress sig-
nals. The following are a examples
of stress symptoms you may
encounter:
Behavior changes not usually
observed. A shy child may become
loud and aggressive, while an out-
going child may become quiet and
fearful.
Your child may express fear of
recurring storms.
Your child may revert to bed-
wetting and thumb sucking.
Your child may become very
clingy and not want, to be away
from your side.
A child may act afraid of loud
noises, particularlywind and rain.
The child may fear sleeping,
alone at night, being alone in their
own room, or sleeping without a
night light.
One of the best ways parents
can help their children cope with
stress is to invite them to tell you
how they feel and actively listen
and respond. Take some time
apart with your child to prompt
their sharing. A trip to the park is an
ideal opportunity to talk and listen
to your child. Getting in touch with
nature, whether hunting worms or
tossing a ball together, helps par-
ents and children alike lessen the
effects of stress. If distance and cir-
cumstances prevent a day apart,
considerBetakingyour boxed lunch
to the backyard for a picnic; or lying
on a blanket beneath the stars. Your
openness to their questions and
brief one-on-one time can prepare


GCD School Briefs


Advisory Council
The School Advisory Council
of Moore Haven Junior-Senior
High School will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Monday,
Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the media
center. The agenda will include
voting on FCAT rewards and on
new members.
Bus driving
course offered
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus driver
course for individuals who are
interested in obtaining their certi-
fication to drive school buses for
regular bus routes, extra curricu-
lar trips and substitute drivers.
Upon completion of the course,
individuals will obtain their Class
B CDL with Passenger endorse-
ment and S endorsement. If inter-
ested, you may contact Doug
Manke of the GCSD at (863) 946-
3662 or Scott Bass of GCSD at


(863) 946-0202 ext. 13
Report available
The NCLB School Public
Accountability Report from Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High School
is available on the school Web site
http://glades.edgate.org/moore-
haven/index.php, copies of the
report are also available in the
school's main office, 700 Terrier
Pride Drive SW, Moore Haven.
Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge will begin its
Sunday school (CCD) starting Oct
2. Please call Ann at 467-1516 or
Fr. Dan at the Parish Office (863)
946-0696 for more information.
Fun for all ages!
Glades Truancy
Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy


program for all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce unex-
cused absences. Glades Truancy
Program handbooks are avail-
able at each school office.
West Glades
Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office,
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
GED classes
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.


Glades County School Calendar


Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before' the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to help-
ing a child. Attendance at three
training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360
or (800) 269-6210 for more infor-
mation, and to reserve your space
for training.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.


them to transition back to school
and normalcy. Continue to reas-
sure them, often, that you are there
to take care of them. As much as
possible, maintain a regular sched-
ule. You can assist your child in cre-
ating and giving pictures or stories
about the recent events. Spend
extra time with them at bedtime,
using the opportunity to talk and
comfort them. As you establish
order out of disorder in the days


ahead, may you find your upturned
lives rich in what is sometimes
taken for granted-each other; fami-
ly, friends and neighbors.
If you would like to get further
parenting information related to
the aftermath of a hurricane experi-
ence, you can access the following
online websites:
http://www.fema.gov/kids/
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Water managers respond and assess


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District continues to
assess damage in response to the
onslaught of Hurricane Wilma and
continues to optimize operation of
the 1,700-mile regional water man-
agement canal system during the
aftermath of the storm. District
assessment teams found minimal
damage to water control struc-
tures, such as pumping stations,
and report that the system is
impaired but functional.
"While damage was minimal to
the structures," said Bob Howard,
the District's director of operations,
"telemetry and other communica-
tion with the structures are signifi-
cantly impaired because of damag-
ing high winds. Restoration of
communication and data teleme-
try is a top priority."
Significant wind damage was
reported at the District's field sta-
tion buildings in Clewiston, West
Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale,
Miami and Okeechobee Counties,
and minimal damage to buildings
in the Florida Keys and Collier
County.
"Generator fuel for the pump-
ing stations without power is also a


concern," Howard said, "but we
are working to secure more fuel."
Other assessment and response
activities include:
Field crews are removing
canal debris and making minor
repairs to water control structures.
Contractors are being procured to
assist with large tree removal in the
southern areas of the District.
Lake Okeechobee is estimat-
ed at 16.34 feet. Uprooted vegeta-
tion and high turbidity are reported
in the lake.
Water levels in the Upper
Kissimmee, Kissimmee River and
Lake Istokpoga are responding to
rainfall (estimated at 4-6 inches) in
that area. Lake Kissimmee has
reached its regulation level. Lake
Tohopekaliga and East Lake
Tohopekaliga are rising as inflow to
those lakes increased. Water con-
trol structure adjustments are
planned for field crews again today.
Storm-water flowing into
Lake Okeechobee from Fisheating
Creek, Nubbin Slough, Taylor
Creek and Lake Istokpoga outlets is
high. Inflow estimates at this time
are 22,000 cubic feet per second,
meaning the lake is expected to


rise.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers is considering initiation of
Lake Okeechobee flood-control
releases to the Caloosahatchee
River at outflow structure S-77.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers is not considering initiation
of Lake Okeechobee releases to
the St. Lucie River at this time
because the volume of storm-
water basin flow into the St. Lucie
River (C-44 Canal) is too large for
the Corps to begin discharges to
the east.
The District continues to opti-
mize operation of the regional
water management system during
the aftermath of the storm.
Rainfall south of Lake Okee-
chobee has been moderate, with
estimates of 2-4 inches at this time.
Water Conservation Area 2A
and 3A remain above schedule.
Flood-control water releases con-
tinue at the outflow structures (S-
11 and S-12 water control struc-
tures).
In the coastal canal systems,
the water control system is func-
tioning well. Power outages have
occurred at water control struc-


tures throughout the southern end
of the District, from Homestead,
Miami to Broward County. Gener-
ators are functioning to provide
backup power to those sites affect-
ed.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement continues to coordinate
with local governments and other
entities responsible for water con-
trol systems.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement Emergency Operations
Center remains activated.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees
the water resources in the south-
ern half of the state 16 counties
from Orlando to the Keys. It is the
oldest and largest of the state's five
water.management districts. The
agency mission is to manage and
protect water resources of the
region by balancing and improving
water quality, flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Everglades.


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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 Counties 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 Chap-
ter, said. "We are running mobile
feeding routes, setting up fixed
feeding sites and sheltering local
residents. And, this is just the begin-
ning of our work. We will keep
going until our communities are
completely recovered."
Feeding Routes and Location
Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
Pahokee
Pahokee High School
900 Larrimore fixed site (two
units)
Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
Belle Glade
Belle Glade Fire Rescue
525 NW 2nd Ave Fixed Site
(2 units) ..-- .
First Baptist
Main Street Fixed Site
SouthBay
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Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
Hendry County
Clewiston
Clewiston East Mobile Feed-
ing
Clewiston West Mobile Feed-
ing
Clewiston Kmart
905 Sugerland Highway -
Fixed Site
Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
Glades County
Moore Haven
Maple Grove Baptist Church
120 East SR 78- Fixed Site
Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
Palm Beach County
Royal Palm Beach
Christ Fellowship Fixed Site
9905 Southern Blvd.
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Rivera Beach
Blue Heron to Martin Luther
King & Haverhill to 1-95 Mobile
Feeding
Hours- Moon tro until all food is
distributed
West PalrBPeach
Okeechobee Blvd. south to
Southern Blvd. & 1-95 east to Dixie
- Mobile Feeding


Haverhill Baptist,
671 Haverhill Road Fixed Site
Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
Greenacres
Summit Blvd. south to Forest
Hill Blvd. & Jog Road to Haverhill
- Mobile Feeding
Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
LakeWorth
Lucerne Blvd. south to Lantana
Road & 1-95 east to Dixie Highway
- Mobile Feeding
St. Luke's Church
2892 Congress Ave Fixed Site
Hours:. Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
Boynton Beach
Hypoluxo Road south to Gate-
way Blvd. & 1-95 east to Federal
Highway- Mobile Feeding Hours:
Noon until all food is distributed
Delray Beach
In the vicinity of the South Coun-
ty Civic Center
16700 Jog Road Mobile Feed-
ing
Kings Point
7000 W Atlantic Ave. Fixed
Site
Okeechobee County
Okeechobee
Okeechobee Civic Center
1750 Hwy 98 N Fixed Site
Hours: Noon until all food is dis-
tributed
In addition to these announced


locations, the Red Cross will also
be taking food directly into com-
munities with a high population of
seniors.
Shelter Updates
Palm Beach County Shelter
Total: 1036
Lake Shore Middle/425 W Canal
Street, Belle Glade
Palm Beach Central HS/8499
West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
Park Vista High School/7900 Jog
Road, Boynton Beach
These shelters will also provide
food and beverages to individuals
who donot n eed shelter but do
need sustenance following -the
storm.
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. To
make a financial contribution to
the American Red Cross Hurricane
Wilma recovery effort, please use
one of the following methods.
1. Call 1-800-HEL-NOWW
2. Log onto www.redcross.org
3. Mail to local chapter in care of
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ful palm and oak trees. $59,900 .25+/- acre. Desireable lot in Glades County.
ACREAGE: Build your dream home on this lot today!
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an Auto Salvage $59,900 -.25+/- acre. Nice lot in growing section of Port
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* $1,500,000-100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock $59,900 .23+/- acre. Great lot in Port LaBelle.
property in Muse. Paved road access. $55,000 .25+/- acre. Quiet lot in growing section of
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts Port LaBelle.
on two roads, owner will divide. $55,000 -.25+/- acre. Nice lot backs up to a green belt.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a $55,000 .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized "with clean bill of health, road in Montura.
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come $54,900 .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
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* $650,000 2+/- acre parcel in the heart of Alva on busy lot located in Lehigh Acres get away!
SR 80. $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore build your dreamr home.
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and $52,900 o .25+/- acre. Nice lot with oak trees in growing
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the prop- section of Port LaBelle.
erty,. Home is to be sold "as is." $45,000 .46+/- acre, Nestle your home under the oaks
* $272,000- 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed, on these three oak filled city lots.
* $180,000 -1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul- $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55 and
de-sac street. One of only a few lots left in this quiet neigh- older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call
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NO PETS Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of river,
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family, diningand i ninl,In lii mnc sits on 2 breath cl. Asing $55,000.
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Features oversized lot, fencing and lots more!
Priced to sell at only $179,900.


* Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this
country cozy 10 ACRES! The unique 2-Story home
has been remodeled and reborn! Each floor has
their own Living rooms, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and
Kitchens, Filled with quality craftsmanship this
home is perfect for a large family! Acreage is fenced,
has a pond and an additional set-up for another
home site. Escape to a peaceful life! $679,900.
* Enjoy gentle country mornings sitting in the
screened lanai of this 4BR/2B cedar home. This
magnificent 3+/- acres of land is perfect for horses
and features a 'iOx-40 covered workshop plus lots
more. Located in Alva, you're only minutes away
from city shopping or small town dining. Only
$364,900.
* Bumping into everybody? If you need room, this
4BIU2BA pool home delivers! You'll love coming
homeUilINDmr tiGPMiTR AQ r sum-
mer months or snuggling in front of the fireplace in
the winter. Priced at only $275,000.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME Extra effort to
design and build a lasting quality home makes this
NEW Home totally eclipse the others! Don't buy
until you've examined this beautiful 3/2 split-floor
plan home. Retire regally in the master suite featur-
ing his and her closets, his and her sinks, walk-in
shower plus separate tub w/shower. Relax and sip
your iced tea out on the lanai while enjoying a
refreshing breeze. $229,900.
* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B
home offers style, space, convenience, storage and
a sensational price. Features include a spacious fam-
ily room, screened porch and lots more. Asking


price is only $195,000.
* 3BR/1.5B concrete block home in LaBelle.
Features oversized lot, fencing and lots more!
Priced to sell at only $179,900.

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* 4BR/2B manufactured home on 2.29+/- acres,
fenced up,,,i l' re
separate 11 cr rniln ut f ppli-
ances and much more. $179,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile,
textured walls, and spacious kitchen. Only
$179,900.
* To sla anbea R2Ba man
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and is min ts 1$ 1510,000.
* Gulf access by community dock! Fishing, boating
& water sports right out your door! This very nice &
well maintained 2BR/2B mobile home is in desirable
Flamingo Bay on Pine Island. Community pool &
spa. Don't miss this cozy fishing getaway!
$149,900.


* BEAUTFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just
minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd.'$24,900.
* Drop dead gorgeonsu 2+/- acre'ak filled corner lot on
Evans RUNBBlEglONfSIAtlanfly
rented. At this price you're getting the mobile home for
free! Only $119,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119.900.


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* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER! 1/2
Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle
Unit 102. $119,800.
* 1.84+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the
dream lot for your new home look no further.
Located in the sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle.
This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come true. Only
$84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $79,900.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
ment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for your
new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102. $54,900.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your fam-
ily to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful lot
for your dream home. $54,900.
* Thple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* UniUMDEcRaB-MPACT
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesite! outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! Just off
E Road. Don't miss owning acreage close to LaBelle.
$46,900.


* Attention Investors! Prime commercial property
with rental income located only 1/2 block north of
SR29 from the SR80 & SR/29 intersection. Start liv-
ing the American dream today by owning your own
business. Only $599,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
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MUSE
2BR mobile homes, each on 1/2
+/- acre, in the rapid growing
area of Muse! Ideal for invest-
ment! $59,000 Each
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
CLEWISTON
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a fenced cor-
ner lot close to schools. $89,500
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
SLABELLE
Affordable & ready-to-move-in
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home in nice neighborhood
close to schools. $107,500
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just out-
side of town! S$122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake on a lake! It sparkles w/
new carpet & paint! $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
MONTURA RANCH
2BR/IB mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE
4BR/1B mobile home in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $160,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510
PIONEER PLANTATION
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer.
What a Deal! $165,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


PORT LABELLE .
Brand spanking new 3BR/2B
CBS home on a lovely lot close
to schools & parks! $184,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $189,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/-acre corner lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1360
FLAGHOLE
3B13R/2B home, in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2,5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn in Flag-
hole. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


1 $200,000 5to$


FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole, boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
upgrades galore! $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
"c\lrclke InIl.cott" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a loft. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229,6385
LABELLE
4BR/2B CBS home located on
an oak-covered secluded .40 +/-
acre in town lot, boasts many
upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
Upgrade. abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
acres just outside of town,.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000(
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, stocked ponds
& fencing located in Flaghole.
$385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


FLASHOLE
-4i<1( 2' pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
PIONEER PLANTATION
21 \ t21 turnkey home sparkles
and is located on 6,25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C,
roof, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
ORTONA
2BR/1B doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
and practically new, Located
in Ortona on the intracoastal.
S425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600
ORTONA
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4500


LABELLE
3BR/2B1 CBS home located on 1
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/). S750,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


LABELLE
Custom 5BR/38 ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres
in a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4800

LABSELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft, home located
on 1 + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lift. Beauty abounds inside &
out!. $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

LABELLE
3BR/2B split floor plan river-
front home boasts gorgeous
landscaping, contemporary de-
sign, spacious rooms & an irre-
sistible screened lanai to take in
those river views! $899,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 40 +/- acres
in. a booming area of Hendry
County! $1,250,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

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


MONTURA I/PIONEER
Call our knowledgeable staff
for more information on our
extensive inventory of Montura
& Pioneer acreage!
Starting at $37,500!
PORT LABELLE
Call our knowledgeable staff
for more information on our
extensive inventory of Port La-
Belle homesites.
Starting at $40,000!
LABELLE
1/2 + acre corner homesite in
one of LaBelle's best neighbor-
hoods. $84,500
Listed by Tracey Williams
239,340.6725
LABELLE
1/2 + acre homesite w/ frontage
on CR 78 & a creek! $89,900
Listed by Sherri Denning


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, November 3, 2005


Community Briefs


Pancake
breakfast
The Ortona Community Asso-
ciation will hold its first pancake
breakfast of the season Saturday,
Nov. 5 from 7-9 a.m. at the Ortona
Community Association, 2980
Ortona Road (Highway 78A). The
all-you-can-eat breakfast includes
sausage, pancakes juice and cof-
fee for $3.50. For further informa-
tion, contact: Fran Way, OCA Pres-
ident Tel: (863)) 675-7880 Fax:
(863) 675-1868, or e-mail: fran-
wayrn@aol.com.
Public meeting
The Glades Soil and Water
Conservation District is holding 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 landowners in meeting
water quality and regulations as
required by state and federal laws.
Glades library to host
dual celebration
The Glades County Public
Library, located at 201 Riverside
Drive in Moore Haven, will hold an
open house Sunday, Nov. 6, from
1-3 p.m. to celebrate the library's
30th anniversary. 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 continued service to the com-
munity.
Kids are for the birds
The Big "0" Birding Festival
Committee is planning some-


thing new this year, a "Kids are
for the Birds" activity day in Tom
Perry Memorial Park in Moore
Haven. Build birdhouses, learn
about Florida's 15 species of bats,
what flowers you should plant to
attract native birds and butter-
flies, and more. Volunteers are
needed to supervise activities and
vendors are welcome. For more
information call (863) 946-0300
or e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com.
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. Volun-
teers are needed to install signage,
help set up tables, man registra-
tion booths and serve as ambassa-
dors for gloriously natural Glades
County and America's Sweetest
Town. For more information call
(863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.
Big 0 birding festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big 0 Birding Festival to be
held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven, with tours in Glades
and Hendry Counties. This festival
is a joint venture of the Glades
County Economic Development
Council, Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, and Hendry County
Tourism Development Council to
bring birders from around south
Florida for a weekend of tours, lec-
tures, arts and crafts and fun. Ven-
dors interested in participating
should contact Nita Choban at
(863) 983-8619. For more informa-
tion, e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or jregan@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or visit our Web site at


www.bigobirdingfestival.com.
Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offer-
ing FREE smoking cessation
classes began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m.
at the Hendry County Health
Department 1140 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle, Florida 33975. The class
is a seven-week course that will
meet on Wednesdays. If you
have any questions please call
Lasheba at 674-4056 Ext. 128.
Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular 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 Inde-
pendent Living at (941) 766-8333
in Charlotte County to find out
the days that they will be avail-
able 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 partici-
pation.


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Escambia County sent their main command vehicle into Moore Haven on Thursday after hav-
ing spread their manpower all across the hardest hit areas of South Florida.


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munications ability to the city of
Moore Haven in order to help any
local, state, or federal agency to
better assess the damages within
the impacted area and thus deliv-
ering needed emergency units or
supplies to the general popula-
tion.
Thursday was the vehicle's
third stop in as many days as it
was deployed in areas where it
was most needed. One of the first
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them an opportunity to take care
of their own damaged homes and
frazzled families.
The additional law enforce-
ment help has now been diverted
to Dade County, but with the
return of some sense of normalcy,
the Glades County Sheriff's
Department will return to their
regular shifts.
As of Oct. 28, 75 percent of
Moore Haven had power restored
and by press time, full power is
expected. Sheriff Whiddon had


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and Small Business Administra-
tion (SBA).
Also according to Glades
County Emergency Management,
most of Glades County remains
under a "boil water notice". All
water used for human consump-
tion should be boiled prior to
drinking or using for food prepa-
ration. The Lakeport Water Asso-
ciation has been declared safe to
resume normal consumption.
Customers of the Lakeport Water
Association no longer need to
observe the boiled water notice.
Curfew for the Glades County
has been lifted.
Florida Power and Light has
reported that less than 50 cus-
tomers are currently without
power in Glades County, as of


Hurricane Wilma destroyed some
84 homes and left the city of
Clewiston flooded and without
power throughout the city.
Damage wise, Moore Haven
saw its fair share, but of the south
lake communities, fared some-
what better. As of Friday, Oct. 28,
power was already restored to
much of the city and distribution
points were slowing down rapid-
ly.
Mr. Dosh said his unit would
stay around for a couple more
days, "just in case".
Half of the emergency unit was
left in Hendry County, which is


nothing but praise for Glades Co-
op for their determination to
restore power to the city.
"They are to be commended
for their hard work," he said. "As
power come on, we can expect to
get back to normal."
In reference to all of the out-
side help the county received,
Sheriff Whiddon couldn't say
.enough good things.
"I can't say enough about all
the outside help that poured in,"
he said. "It made is much easier to
get organized with the help of
EOC. And my guys did an out-
standing job in stepping up to the
plate. They did a good job and I'm


press time. They have asked to
please cass (800) 468-8243 to
report any power outages.
The Glades County Landfill
and Health Department have
resumed normal operations and
times. The Glades County officials
are asking residents and business-
es to segregate debris before it is
collected for pick up. Debris
should be separated into three
categories: Vegetative, wooden
construction/demolition materi-
als and metals should be separat-
ed. Debris staged for pick up
should not be placed close to mail
boxes, utility lines or other infra-
structure that would hinder col-
lection efforts., Vegetative debris
may be burned in locations meet-
ing Division of Forestry and
Department of Environmental
Protection regulations.
Citizens burning vegetative
debris must have a water source
and equipment available on site


also benefiting from emergency
operations teams from as far
away as Virginia. The teams will
remain on site until the essentials
are restored, which includes
potable water supplies.
"This area is kind of unique in
that regard," Mr. Dosh said. "As
you know, this area is supplied by
several different water compa-
nies, not just one. So we have to
make sure that they all get the
help they need to not just turn on
a faucet, but to get the supply of
good, potable, drinking water
back on line."


real proud of them."
Kevin Sapp and Edie Neal of
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement remained on station
in Glades County throughout the
aftermath of the storm and Sheriff
Whiddon was grateful for their
help.
"They did an excellent job in
working with us and that includes
Agent John King, the agent in
charge who was also here as
needed and in Clewiston," he
said.
Glades County can let out a
sigh of relief that their dilemma is
coming to an end. A sense of nor-
malcy is returning.


for fire control.
Construction/demolition debris
and household garbage may not
be burned., Spoiled food and
household garbage are not to be
place with other debris for pick
up. County officials have request-
ed dumpsters t be placed at sever-
al locations throughout the coun-
ty for spoiled food and additional
garbage. Citizens and the media
will. be notified as soon as dump-
sters are available and in place.
Finally, Glades County has
received a Presidential Declara-
tion for public assistance and indi-
vidual assistance. Residents seek-
ing assistance should contact
FEMA at (800) 621-3362 to pre-
register for assistance. Declara-
tion number 1609 should be
referred during the pre-registra-
tion process. For further questions
and answers, please call Glades
County rumor control at 946-
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Losses could
be significant
CLEWISTON "Our local
communities have been severely
damaged. We are working with
local officials and FP&L to try to
restore power to critical communi-
ty services. At this time, Clewiston
and Belle Glade are virtually with-
out power and running water.
Many area houses have been
destroyed and most of our employ-
ees are without basic services,"
said Robert Coker, senior vice pres-
ident, Public Affairs.
Coker said that the company is
preparing land near the Clewiston
Airport for FEMA housing and are
working to provide land for hurri-
cane and agricultural debris.
"We are trying to restore critical


administrative functions at U.S.
Sugar, and we have begun the
process of assessing damage
-throughout our operations," Coker
said.
Sugar Operations
Harvest and processing opera-
tions on the eastern side (Bryant
Mill) were suspended late last
week as the hurricane moved
toward Florida.
Due to the approaching storm,
we did not begin our scheduled
harvest on the western side serving
the Clewiston Mill. The Clewiston
Refinery closed during the week-
end prior to the storm and is
expected to be back up and run-
ning in the next five days.
Sugar farming and processing
operations throughout the Glades
suffered substantial damage as a


result of Wilma's 100-plus mph
wind and rain. The sugarcane crop
has substantial damage across the
entire growing area.
The extent of the damage is not
known at this time, as we are in the
process of looking at each field,
many of which remain flooded. It
will be some time before we have
initial damage estimates.
Our sugar mills also suffered
structural damage, in particular the
cooling towers and sugar storage
warehouses. In fact, all of the sugar
mills and warehouses in the Glades
area have been hit hard. Storage
warehouses are a critical part of the
sugar processing, as raw sugar is
stored to be sold and refined
throughout the year. Equipment
shops have been damaged and our
entire operations are without
power.


U.S. Sugar's internal railroad
suffered significant damage as
locomotives and railcars were
blown over, around and off the
tracks due to hurricane and torna-
do forces. Railroad tracks also sus-
tained significant damage ,and
crossing guards have been blown
down. We are working closely with
DOT to deal with these issues.
At this time, we do not know
when sugarcane harvesting and
processing will resume.
Citrus Operations
Although Florida Citrus Mutual
released an original estimate of 10-
15-percent citrus crop loss, our
early assessment reveals that num-
ber seriously underestimates the
loss. From what we have seen in
our own and other area citrus
groves, approximately 40-50 per-


cent of the fruit is on the ground.
Further fruit loss most probably
will occur from these hurricane-
damaged trees.
Our Southern Gardens Citrus
Processing facility suffered signifi-
cant structural damage, but it does
have the ability to operate. We plan


to begin salvage harvesting and
processing fruit immediately. We
intend to get as much of the
dropped fruit into the plant as pos-
sible to limit crop losses.
We will have more information
as our ongoing field-by-field dam-
age assessments are completed.


Alico assesses hurricane damage


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, reported dam-
ages were incurred from hurricane
Wilma, a category three hurricane
that swept through southwest
Florida on Monday, Oct. 24.
John R. Alexander, Chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "We
have sustained damages to a num-
ber of structures and crops in
Hendry and Collier Counties
including sugarcane, citrus and
vegetables due to hurricane
Wilma. We are currently in the
process of assessing the extent of
the damage. We should have a rea-
sonable estimate within the next
several weeks. The sugarcane and
citrus crops were insured under the
Federal Crop insurance program.
There were no major damages to
our Polk County operations."


About Alico
Alico, Inc., al agribusiness com-
pany operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, owns approxi-
mately 136,500 acres of land located
in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Polk
Counties. The company is involved
in various operations and activities
including citrus fruit production,
cattle ranching, sugarcane, sod pro-
duction, and forestry. The Company
also leases land for farming, cattle
grazing, recreation and oil explo-
ration, and is increasingly involved
in exploring real estate develop-
ment in and beyond its holdings.
Statements in this press release
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or current fact constitute "forward-
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meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
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Florida Community Health Centers give updates


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update regarding the availability of
health care services and encour-
ages all patients to seek treatment
at one of the health centers listed
below. We are making every
attempt to accommodate sched-
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in patients in the most efficient,
timely manner possible. We
strongly encourage patients call
these health centers prior to arrival
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Please visit our Web site listed
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Due to the loss of power and
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Emergency Response teams react


ORLANDO Benefiting from
a partnership built on the lessons
of Hurricane Andrew and
strengthened through eight major
hurricanes in Florida over the
course of 14 months the State
Emergency Response Team
(SERT) and FEMA officials' joint
Wilma Command at the State
Emergency Operations Center in
Tallahassee immediately put
response measures into place to
support the efforts of local emer-
gency responders following the
landfall of Hurricane Wilma.
"Communication is key in the
immediate aftermath of a hurri-
cane," said State Coordinating
Officer Craig Fugate. "Our joint
command enables us to leverage
state and federal resources to
respond swiftly to the needs of
affected Floridians."
With the disaster declaration
announced Monday by President
Bush, federal disaster assistance
for eligible individuals may include
grants for renting another place to
live if the home is uninhabitable,
minor repairs to make the home
safe and sanitary, and other imme-
diate needs, as well as low-interest
loans for uninsured losses.
"Before Wilma reached Flori-
da's West Coast, we had teams in
place close to the projected path
so that we could move in as quick-
ly as possible once the storm
passed," Federal Coordinating
Officer Justin DeMello said.
"We've equipped our teams with
satellite phones so that as they
assess the situation, they can
report the needs of the communi-
ty to the command center and we
can immediately help our local


partners meet residents' needs."
The president's declaration
makes federal funding available to
affected individuals in Collier, Lee
and Monroe Counties. In addition,
federal funding is available to the
state and eligible local govern-
ments for debris removal and
emergency protective measures 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.
More counties and additional
forms of assistance may be desig-
nated as assessments are com-
pleted in the affected areas. SERT
and FEMA are working together in
support of local emergency
responders in a number of ways,
including:
Commodities to Meet Imme-
diate Needs (Water, Ice, Meals) -
State commodities have arrived at
local staging areas in affected
counties, with FEMA supplies fol-
lowing closely behind to backfill
and ensure adequate supply to
meet immediate needs. State and
local officials have set up points of
distribution in areas without
power staffed by local, state and
FEMA personnel to provide ice,
water and meals to those in need.
Check with county or local emer-
gency managers for distribution
locations, which are expected to
open today.
DMAT (Disaster Medical
Assistance Teams) and National
Disaster Medical System Four
SERT and FEMA teams are pro-
viding support in hard-hit Monroe


County, with additional teams
ready to move into other affected
areas, if needed. The Coast Guard
and Florida National Guard are
assisting in transporting medical
personnel into affected counties
by helicopter. In addition,
approximately 160 personnel
from the federal National Disaster
Medical System teams are
engaged and assisting the state
with medical needs.
USAR (Urban Search and
Rescue) Four USAR task forces
are already conducting reconnais-
sance in the hard-hit areas of Mon-
roe, Glades, and Hendry counties.
USAR is led by the Unified Team,
comprised of Florida Urban
Search & Rescue, FEMA, Florida
Fish & Wildlife and Florida Depart-
ment of Forestry components.
Four additional teams stand ready
to be deployed in other. affected
areas, including Southeast Florida,
if necessary.
PDA (Preliminary Damage


Assessment) Teams Preliminary
damage assessments are conduct-
ed by joint local, state, and federal
teams. SERT and FEMA officials
are in South Florida to begin
assessments for Public Assistance.
The joint teams led by local offi-
cials will begin in the four south-
ernmost counties and work their
way north over then next three
days. Teams will also begin con-
ducting Individual Assistance
assessments in Southeast Florida
(Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm
Beach, Hendry, and Glades coun-
ties) as soon as local officials give
the go-ahead and direction.
To apply for disaster assistance,
those who sustained damages or
loss from Hurricane Wilma
should log on to www.fema.gov
or call (800) 621-FEMA- (3362).
The TTY number for those with
speech or hearing impairment is
(800) 462-7585. Both numbers are
available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.


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Personals 150
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5900+/- acres, near Albany,
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BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 week
ago (863)635-2565
YELLOW MIX DOG- female,
vic of Ft Denaud Rd., wear-
ing collar, (863)673-0655.


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Employment


Employment 2
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
Opportu niti es .
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.


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92 cpm + fuel surcharge,
Zero Down Lease Purchase
$1 Buyout. No Credit Check.
Pete's Freightliners, KW & In-
ternationals. No Haz Mat Re-
quired. CALL
(800)528-3675.
ACT NOW DRIVERS- Flatbed,
Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
Divisions. Performance
based pay. Experienced Op-
erators. Independent Con-
tractors or Company Drivers.
CDL Instruction Program
available. (800)771-6318.
www.primeinc.com.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
CASE MANAGER
Clewiston/LaBelle area. Bache-
lor degree required. Experience
with elderly preferred. Salary
27- 30K DOE. Fax to: Senior
Connections (863)675-6485
COLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.50 CPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
(321)202-4406.
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.
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- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
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.
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
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
Positi o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Trainlrip and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


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A. DUDA & SONS' CITRUS BELLE


PROCESSING PLANT HAS THE
FOLLOWING lOB OPENINGS


Mechanic Troubleshoots and maintains equipment (fillers, case packers,
conveyors, etc.) in packaging dept. Some basic electrical knowledge. 3-5 years
experience preferred but willing to train.
Electrician Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs various electrical systems
and electronic controls (PLC's and instrumentation) in the citrus fruit process-
ing plant. 3-5 years experience preferred.
A. Duda offers competitive pay with time and a half; shift differential pay; med-
ical/dental/vision plans; 401K retirement & savings plan; vacation pay; holiday
pay. Other benefits available. Apply in person at 6007 S. Hwy 19, LaBelle, FL.
(863) 675-0336. Equal Opportunity Employer
PUESTOS VACANTES
EN LA JUGUERA CITRUS BELLE
Mecinico Resuelve problems de funcionamiento de maquinaria y equipo
en lines de producci6n para empacar, relleno de envases y transportadoras. 3-
5 anos de experiencia preferida pero se puede entrenar.
Electricista Diagnostica, mantiene y repara various sistemas electricidad y
controls electr6nicas (instrumentaci6n esquemitico) en un ambiente de pro-
ducci6n. 3-5 anos de experiencia preferida.
Duda ofrece buena paga con tiempo y medio; diferencia en paga en turnos de
noche; plan medical/dental/visi6n; plan de retire y ahorros 401K; vacaciones
pagadas; dias feriados; Otros beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en
6007 Carretera 29 Sur, LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-0336. Empleador de
Oportunidades por Igual.

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: o w-
Lykes Ranch Division
Attn: Loyda Rivera
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974 t e
Fax # (863)763-6159 .
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace


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/PTI
(800)851-9046.



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NEWSPAPER...
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Lykes Bros. Inc Ranch Division has immediate
openings for the following positions:
l 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/DIV Drug Free Workplace

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


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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


The GEO Group, Inc.


The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLERK (P/T)
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
.Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer



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



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, vacation lan de retiro, y
otros beneficios. Empleo libre gas. Dirijase a
12255 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda, a. Hable con el
Senor Jim McVay a su telefono (863) 673-0360.
Practicamos una political de ig d de opportu-
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If so, this could be the opportunity
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positions available.

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Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
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Email your resume to:
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An equal opportunity employer


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Reals Estate Development and Management company is
currently seeking an experienced Administrative As-
sistant to process and manage commercial contracts,
leases and general office tasks. Responsibilities
would include, but are not limited to, lease drifting
and administration, all aspects of managing contract
timelines, comprehensive record keeping, general sec-
retarial duties and tenant supervision.
iExperience 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
dcroyal@theroyalcompanies.com


SCALE OPERATOR AND
SHOP PERSONNEL
Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454


How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Casual Cookbook Combo
Two user-friendly cookbooks make it easy to add
variety to the informal dinner menu and keep your
i family coming back for more. "The Well-Filled |
Tortilla" and "Finger Lickin', Rib Stickin', Great
Tastin' Barbecue" together contain almost 250 fresh
new recipes that are sure to please.
'Both books feature simple, comprehensive
instructions that make it easy to get started on every-
thing from traditional came asada and a dozen vari-
eties of fajitas to Sicilian barbecued chicken and
country-style pork ribs.
Casual Cookbook Combo (No. W3) ... $12.95
Also available:
Barbecue Bible cookbook (No. W2)... $16.95
Please add $3.00 s&h
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 -this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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Immokalee, FL


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.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.

Financial |



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




A CASH COW! 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ YOU OK
LOCATIONS ENTIRE BUSI-
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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours & income.
Medical insurance now avail!
Choose Avon! 863-677-0025
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifelds.

Services

SII

Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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.kl2.fl.us




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.


FOR CLEAN UP
Call Tom at Toms Fabrication
*863-674-0450
or 863-781-0813
it's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
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S All Types of Work Available
S 202 E. Sugarland wy.
S(Across from Clewiston Inn) '$
%s (863) 902-9494 /


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




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building 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 5B5
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
SEquipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER, Maytag,
15,000 btu, paid $400, sell
for $250.
(239)470-3040/415-7556


POPCORN QUILT- 84x96,
great cond. $500
(407)436-1901.


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Ave J & 1st 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


CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
(863)674-1105
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245
WASHER, $75.
(863)634-0779-

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Kids' Book of Games
A 176-page book has' some-
thing to keep every kid enter-
tained. "Picture Puzzles,"
"Word Play," "Games &
Trivia," "Mystery, Logic &
Numbers" and "Big Bad
Toughies" include dozens of
challenging and entertaining
activities for kids in elemen-
tary and middle school.
Kids' Big Book of Games
(No. W22)..,. $10.95
Also available:
Rainy Days & Saturdays
(No. W8)... $12.95
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and the name of this news-
paper. Allow 1-2 weeks
for delivery,
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
craftbook.com
Money Back Guarantee


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Customer Service & General Office
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33440. Email Resume To:
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Drivers



EARN 40k-50k / YEAR

Be Home Every Night!


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean.
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine
motif. $650 or best offer
(863)357-7406
NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
$1000. (863)634-1909
ROLLING TOOL CARRIER-
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353
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GUITAR, IBANEZ, $200.
(863)763-9527
PIANO, JANNSEN, Beautiful
sound & beautiful pc. of furni-
ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac-
rifice $1200 (863)763-9608
SHO-BUD Pedal steel guitar
amp. Works good $300
(863)763-9592 or
863)634-0399


GOOD SENIOR HOME
: NEEDED- for Affen Pincher,
$200 (863)983-6537.
METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24,
with tray, asking $20.
(863)675-1033.
NANDY CONURE PARROT,
very sweet, $160 with cage.
(863)673-5038
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
$75 (863)675-0247.
PIT BULL PUPS & ADULTS-
(863)634-0119
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
S(863)983-7751


SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.
(863)634-5753



BUILDING SALE! "Last
Chance!" 20x26 Now $3995.
25x30, $5700. 30x40,
$8300. 40x60, $12,900.
Many Others. Meets 140
M.PH. Higher available. One
end included. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
VINYL SIDING- for a mobile
home, cream color, $100 for
all (863)467-6423


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943askfor Tracy



DELL NETWORK COMPUTER-
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.
(866)855-0158


KNIFE MAKING- Acetylene
/Oxygen tanks, hoses & gaug-
es, drill presses, multi grind-
ers, $2000 (863)763-9527



BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
$125(863)697-2033
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


BROWNING 380 AUTO- ask-
ing $400 or will trade
(502)931-8101.
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. all about
guns. Cost $950 now
350 863-697-2033



HOT WATER HEATER, brand
new, used 6 mos., paid
$850, sell for $650.
(239)470-3040/415-7556


EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee


OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy free-
dom! Travel without canis-
ters, Oxlife's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
your car & in your home.
U.S.A.- made Warranteed
1800)780-2616 www.oxli-
einc.com.
0:3 =Is


COMPOUND BOW- Bear, Su-
per Magnum, new with case
and access. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.
TELESCOPE Celestron Pro.,
Barlows target scope, on tri-
pod, serious inquiries only
$225 (863)763-3551



TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800
(863)675-6041


GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug,
$515. (863)763-0944.


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
XBOX- With 8 games (incl Ha-
lo, Halo 2, Spiderman, Fable,
& others), 1 controller and all
cords $200. (863)673-5206

AgricultureI



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses B40
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, Stainless steel con-
struction, $300
(863)357-5754.
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
RIDING MOWER- Mastercut
14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236
'Liesoc 08


LaBelle: Completely Fur-
nished, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., FL
Rm., Carport, W/D. Lease. No
pets. (863)675-2296


OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
incl util. (863)467-6251

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NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
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THE COMMUNITY.

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Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? .Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
Im eeoumeees


Real Estate


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


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The most important


20 minutes of your day


is the time spent reading

with your child from


birth to age nine.


rarlms Sale luzu
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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON, 2 Bdrm., 1,I/ Ba.
Townhome. Beautiful, totally
renovated. Everything new.
Still time to choose your car-
et. 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 NC.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


LaBelle, new. gated over 55
manuf. home park, beautiful
'03, 3/2, many upgrades, Ig.
lot on lake, MUST SEE!
$162,900, after 6pm or
Weekends. (863)675-1134
MONTURA RANCHES-5 acres
(Sect. 36)3 adjoining lots.
Ideal for extended family.
21/2 ac, $80K.11/A ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
Panama City Beach, FL Hibis-
cus- Overlooking St. An-
drews Bay Brand New 2
two-bedroom condos
$425,000 or both for
$770,000- Make offer Imme-
diate $100,000 equity
www.beachclubinvest-
ments.com'(877)BCI-5020.


FOR SALE: Lot w/ 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba. Log Home pkg. in Port La-
Belle Total wpkg. $78,000
12,39)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 1A acre lot, ask-
.ing $41,900. 2 'A acre lot.
Sasvng $89,900
1863)228-7124
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's timne to
took for a helper in the
classifieds.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursdav. November 3. 2005


Job
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Hurricane Sal e !

Luan B. Glenn A.
Walker Smith


ONLY 9 AVAILABLE! CBS Nu
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now
lot and home only $145K LUTZ
BUILDERS
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH-
ING POLE $269.9K
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty
1.25 acres on end of
street next t d/2 ba sin-
glewide. No Wou find this
@ $69,900
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area
with OaV< (F lway with
Culvert IncSf mJ'i Av Only
$71.9k
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 REDUCED $40K
CBS We b M i cres.
ch S l eriuebft iron
sec WI s Wfl" daved
road. A steal @$129,900
RENTAL 3BD/2BA w/pool on 2 acres
just 2 miles outside town. Some fur-
niture included $1,800 per month


Ask Us About Our
New Talking
House!!


863-983-3508 :863.


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1) River Front Beautiful 4 bed-
room/2 bath (over 2400 sq.ft.)
mobile home on the
Caloosahatchee River. Porch on the
rear of home overlooks the river.
Dock rights are available with per-
mission from Corps of Engineer.
Location, location, location for only
$524,900 See pictures an other
information on realtor.com. MLS#:
205086164
2)Circle Dr. 3 bedroom/1 bath
Home on the north side. Great deal
at $109,900
3) Osceola r o brom/2 bath
w/den home G1 f block from
Clewiston Ml9 -pet (new),
tile and hardwood frinng. Split floor
plan. Price for quick sale $174,00
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 $119900
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 dosets. 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
We are proud to welcome
Sarah A. Williams to the
Sugar Realty Team!


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This O ne W ill Blow You A w ay!!

eri L. CharmaineA.l Marshall Maribel Sam J.
Rangel .- Montgomery R. Berner Gonzalez Walker
3-228-1142 863-697-0189 863.228.3265 561-722-7347 863.6771013
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1.25 ac $109.9K
-Hot Deal on Northside!!!
Immaculate 4/2 with Over 2,200
sq.ft. outside kitchen & heated
upa l.


Need Land? Got Itl
1.25 acres in MontUr, ,,.,:r.
Estates $43.5K
New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on c.:., --,,.:s i
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 Rentfl
3/2 manufactured Home in Ladeca
Acres.
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
Hurricane Blow Out Sale Bring All
Offers 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
1.25 of
Pote PIAR1N o
You want country livin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5


i, L ,I'r 00 Sq.Ft.) on Del
r.1.:.r [.- i _1 Pool & Spa w/ Poolside
..,rchn 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 Offer'
FLAGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end

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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


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

CLEWISTONIjS fISi TALKING
HOUSE, .illl. Ja Del Rio.
3/2, puol lj/lnan extras
great oc.atEin ordered -. $259K
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


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

READY TO MOVE In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900o00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
to1 9nn0


561-261-3444

Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BA on 1.25
Ares. Compleely Furnished! @ $31 OK
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Recently Reduced! Beautiful
3BR/2BA manufactured home 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


Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
1 2,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Pioneer! 2.5 3rf ffW d Tract in
Pioneer. $59,9vTlohfmtea access.
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. @ $11 OK.


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

2.5 AC im r iyvcwth septic,
well & ele dM:d on
paved road @ $109,900
Dell Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
o r o i ed,
fene w, ew wsep c- 1 g900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900


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DO E420E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663
.: W I M (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYBSSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER IfHOOURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677,0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215
, RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BP/2BA -MONTURA
5.New e Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
Under C frDetarls 2BR 2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
2BR, 2BA Pool La3e garage w/ guest suite on 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acres
Harbar$180,000 12.80 ac. Call for details $119,900
3BR 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
2 Houses Lake Harbor CBS Tfi-PlexUnitl 4BR, 2Lots1.25sisdebysidedceared
3BR, 2BA-2BR, 1BA 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA $45,000each
both $165,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 5acresPioneer $120,000
3BR, 2.5 BA $210,000 $279,000 COMMVIERCIAL
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 MOBILE HOMES Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2BA Flaghole 3BR, 2BA Shed on lake 27 100'x100' $550,000
$189,900 $120,000 Commericial Building 75'x120'
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 3BR, 2BA EasyLe $82,000 ndUS27Call For Details
$314,000 2 MobileHomes each 4BR, los! +
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story 2BA 30'x50' metal buldinpg Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
$216,000 2.16acres $349,000 & Apt. $173,000
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood
$410,000

COUNTRY COTTAGE

3/2 Flaghole Neat and Ready to occupy.

Almost 2 acres!!! Call 4 Details

*NOW ON THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE TO
BETTER SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!"


a".. 1 t y., Inc. r -
Srokers:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505


A Ann Donohue 228-0221
David Rister 634-2157
SCallUs /W ave 61y//!!

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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. $1 5,000 per
ac. Pictures & more
on realtor.com
MLS# 200520411

2)Pioneer Plantation
4 Bedroom/2 Bath
Mobile Home.
Great location for
only $299,900
MLS# 205064357
31Montura Ranch
2.5 acres at the end
of the street.
$6-1,000 ML.SA
20052 1641


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
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S/D, Newly Remodeled Appaloosa Reduced $49,000
$84,000
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R 3AR, 2BA, MH on Nogal $145,000
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Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skils .015
Marine Accessories -020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 30j35



BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
863-674-1105.
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$8500 (863)357-7406
MF.,CAREFREE 14F1. Boat
'WlJohnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1550 (561)644-1590
OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136
PONTOON BOAT-1986- 24',
good shape, 40HP Merc, no
trailer, ready to go
(863)467-7255



STARCRAFT, POP UP CAMP-
ER, $800.(863)675-6070


SKYLINE '91 5th WhI, Front
Liv. Rm. Good cond. Water-
front lot w/lake access. $200
mo. $7711 neg 863-801-3841
WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Garage kept. 5th wheel
hitch. $17,500.314-640-3195




GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010)
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY CORVETTE 1984, 350
eng., Auto., Ice cold A/C, Runs
good. Need TLC. $5000 or
best offer. (863)801-3841
CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
(863)675-0247.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR'93
Cartier, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
(954)260-1933.
VOLVO 740 '91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500
(863)673-5038




FORD BRONCO- '81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
$500. (239)248-7960
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
trlr. 863-673-0920/675-9243.



DODGE MAG WHEELS
(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
(863)467-1901.
MERCURY PARTS older mo-
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738
TIBES- 4,.. Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399
TRUCK TOPPER Commer-
cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer
(863)840-0199



CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '91 runs
great, cold a/c, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-2494
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.


JEEPR '73, needs transmission,
$700. (863)675-6070
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UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x10',
Used 1 time. $850.
(863)467-1547



CHEVY WORK VAN 1988,
Needs transmission work.
$575. (561)644-1590
FORD AEROSTAR- '94, Cold
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.
(863)467-6423
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 550U



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-173 CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY V. DYESS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DOROTHY V. DYESS, deceased, File
Number 05-173 CP, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is: Post Office Box 1760, La-
SBelle, FL 33935. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative attor-
ney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is OCTOBER 27, 2005.
Personal Representative.
H I Ht,, I I ; u '
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
Florida Bar No.0962694
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863)983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1973
FL Bar No. 0962694
93380 CGS 10/27;11/3/05
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a Board of Su-
pervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
November 10, 2005, at 6:30 pm at the
office of the District located at 3293
Dellwood Terrace. The purpose of this
meeting will be to conduct routine
business which may require action by
the Board.
The eefing is open to the public.
94914 CB/CGS 11/3/05


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on November 21, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-08
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION; AMENDING ARTICLE II, CHAPTER
2, ENTITLED "CITY COMMISSION' OF THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR EN-
ACTMENT OF A NEW SECTION 2-33, ENTITLED COMPENSATION AND BENE-
FITS OF THE CITY COMMISSION, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE,
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance, If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Jehnson
City Manager
91014 CGS 11/3/05


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Legal notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the office of
Shealey Architects, Inc. Any proposal offered later than the date and time stipulat-
ed below will be returned unopened. The work for which proposals are to be re-
ceived consists of the following:
Greentree South PavilIon, In Labelle, FL for the Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, Labelle and Hendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to
Sheeley Architects, up until 11:00 AM on Nov. 30, 2005, for furnishing of all labor
and materials, performing all work necessary and Incidental as called for in the
construction of the Greentree South Pavilion in LaBelle, FL. This is a 3,200 SF
Community Facility containing laundry, lavatories and covered recreation area. At
this time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Pro-
posals shall be properly and completely executed on a standard proposal form.
Working drawings and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Ar-
chitectural Firm, Sheeley Architects, Inc., 7800 University Point Drive, Suite 400,
Fort Myers, FL 33907. A deposit of $250.00 Is required for the first two (2) sets
of blueprints and specs Issued to General Contractors, cash or check made pay-
able to the Sheeley Architects. This deposit Is refundable In full upon return of
these documents to the Architect within ten (101 days after the bid date other-
wise; the Architect shall retain the full amount of the deposit. Additional copies are
available at a cost of $75.00 per set, 50% of which is refundable upon return in
original condition. Additional sets require a 24 Hour notice prior to pick up. All
documents shall remain the property of the Architect, and shall be returned to
their office whether er not deposit is refundable. The drawings and specifications
may be examined at the office af the. Dodge Plan Rqome Laelle, FL. A Davis-Ba-
con Act wage determination wil be in effect and will bind the general contractor
and all sub-contractors. Bidders must submit the following with their bid:
1) Proposal. 2) List of proposed subcontractors. 3) General company Information,
including list of references for similar type work. 4) Bid Form, RD Instruction
1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment 3. 5) RD Instruction 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment
4.6) A completed and signed copy of form RD400-6, Compliance Statement.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
92909 CGS/CB 10/27;11/3,10,17,24/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Division: Probate
Case #CP05-22
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Janet Louise Hammock,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
The ancillary administration of the estate
of JANET LOUISE HAMMOCK, de-
ceased, File No. CP05-22, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Glades County Courthouse,
Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471. The names and ad-
dresses of the ancillary Personal Rep-
resentative and that Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
person having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS .AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is October 20, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Dianna A. Walker
1911 S. ClubDrive
Wellington, FL 33414
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq,
417 West Sugariand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Florida Bar No. 0962694
92147 CGS 10/20,27/2005

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-CA-164
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2001-2,
Plaintiff
vs.
RAYMOND E. HENRY, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
. Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated"
the 11th day of October, 2005, and
entered in Case No. 05-CA-164, of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cuit In and for Glades County, Florida,
wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK, SA
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE
EQCC ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2001-2 Is the Plaintiff and
RAYMOND E. HENDRY; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICAN, DEPART-
MENT OF THE TREASURY; DENISE
HENRY; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the AT
FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF
COURTHOUSE at the Glades County
Courthouse, In MOORE HAVEN, Flori-
da, at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of
Nov., 2005, the following described
property as set forth In said Final Judg-
ment, towit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
TRACT 27. IN SECTION 27. TOWN-
SHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST.
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because.of their
isabllities, need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Oice is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS, FL 33901, Tele-
phon e (239) 335-2299 or 1
00) 955-8771 (TDD) OR 1
(00 955-8770 via FL. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
Dated this 20th day of Oct., 2005.
JERRY. BECK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
93407 COS 10/27:11/03/05


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CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Bid No. 2005-1
Furnish and Install Two Pumps,
#1 on Hunting Club and #4 on Cabbage Palm
Sealed bids for the manufacture and installation of two complete pumps will be re-
ceived by the Board of Supervisors for Central District Water Coqtrol District,
hereinafter referred to as "DISTRICT" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates
Clewiston, Florida
until 10:00 am local time on November 21, 2005, for furnishing labor and matedals
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
prise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accor-
dance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid. Instructions to Bidders and any
Addenda, if any, issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read
aloud, Bidder is responsible to the delivery of bid and bids received after the
specified day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid upon is described as the manufacture and installation of two die-
sel powered engines with' vertical lift pumps capable of pumping 25,000 gpm
each as specified in the detailed drawings and specifications prepared by Rock
Aboujaoude, PE. A pre-bid meeting shell be held on November 7,2005 at the
Clubhouse at 10:00 am. Constructions drawings and Specifications may be ob-
tained from Rock Aboujaoude, RE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street, La-
Belle, FL 33935 or from CCWD office at 475S. Cabbage Palm Street. Rock's
telephone is (863) 612-0011. CCWCD phone no. Is (863) 983-5795,
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an
amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall
be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on November 21005, at 10:00 am In the
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed In the Contract Documents.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening, Bids shall re-
main open and subject'to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of 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.
In order to perform public work, thie successful Bidder shall have all licenses and
permits required byfederal, State, and local statues, regulations and ordinances.
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance
record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work
specified under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such Infor-
mation as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifica-
tions.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this 10th day of October, 2005.
ATTEST: Central District Water Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
90507 CGS 10/20,27;11/3,10,17/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2005-025-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES BILLY BELLEW A/K/A
JAMES B. BELLEW,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the estate of
James Billy Bellew a/k/a James B.
Bellew, deceased, whose date of
death was April 10, 2003, File Number
2005-025-CP is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida
33975-
1760. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below,
All Creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is November 3, 2005.
Personal Representative:
/c Deborah Cardin
669 SE 2nd Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Attorney lor Personal Representative:
/s/ Darrell R. Hill
Darrell R. Hill, Esquire
'Florida Bar No. 0908789
Perch and Hill, RA.
1154 Lee Boulevard, Unit 6
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 369-6106
94144 CGS 11/3,10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CA166
RANDALL HUTTO, and
KATHY HUTTO, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
CARL W. McCARTY, and '
DORIS E. McCARTY, his wife,
BLAINE E. JARRETT
D.D.S., PA. PENSION TRUST,
and JAMES ALLEN WOLFFE
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: James Allen Wolff
Box 15 Rt., #4, Linda Road
Okeechobee, FL 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following described
property in Glades County, Florida, to-
wit:
Commencing at the South East corner of
said Section 25, Township 38 South,
Range 34 East, bear S 89 deg. 30'42"
W along the South line of said Section
25 a distance of 213.45 feet; thence
bear N 45 deg. 48'00" W a distance of
250.45 feet, for the point of, beginning;
thence continue N 45 deg. 48'00" W a
distance of 110.0 feet; thence bear S
44 deg. 12'00" Wa distance of 110.0
feet; thence N 44 deg. 1200" E a dis-
tance of 110.0 feet to the point of be-
ginning.
PINA25-38-34-AOO-009B-0000.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on COLIN M.
CAMERON, Attorney at Law, 200 N.E.
4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled CouMt on or before
Nov. 11, 2005, otherwise a judgment.
may be entered against you for the re-
lieft demanded in the Complaint,
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 9/30/2005. '
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/S/Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Flrodda
September 20,2005
Advertisement No. 2
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bnartow Local Time) on Thursday, No-
vember 17, 2005 at the District Office, State of Flodrida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830 for the following work.
Bids received will be opened and publicly read aloud in the 3rd Floor Planning
Multi-Purpose Conference Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be re-
ceived por to bid opening to State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801
North Broadway Ave., Attn: District Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If
the bid amount is greater than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Con-
tractor must be pre-qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule
Chapter 14-22.
.....NOTE--
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day, November 16, 2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on
Thursday, November 10, 2005.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR
BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS
FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWWWDOTSTATE FL US/CONTRAGTSADMI-
NISTRATIONDISTRICT1 FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTA-
TION MEETING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE
PROJECTS ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR
INTENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEETING HAS
BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2005 AT 2:00 P.M. FOR
TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CON-
TACT THE PROJECT MANAGER LISTED.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F13) COUNTY: POLK, FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
416414-1-52-01. Improvements consist of drainage Improvements, curb and
gutter, base work, and signalizatin on State Road 60 from a point West of Kid El-
lis Rd. easterly 0.040 M. to a point East of Kid Ellis Rd., Mulberry. (Approx 65
Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Dawnann Roberts
(863) 519-2227 dawnann robertstdot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT
$80,401.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F14) COUNTY: POLK, FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
413928-1-52-01. Improvements consist of widening, adding turn lane, base
work, curbt) and gutter, and highway signing and pavement marking on SR 600
(US 92),from Lynchburg Rd. easteiy 0.096 Mi. to a point East of Lynchburg Rd.,
Winter Haven. (Approx 30 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Daw-
nann Roberts, (863) 51-2227 dawnann robertsadot state fl us BUDGET
AMOUNT $132,206.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F22-RO) COUNTY: CHARLOTTE, GLADES, HENRY, LEE: FI-
NANCIAL PROJECT NO: 419968-1-72-01 Work consists of clearing & grbbing,
power shearing & tree trimming &remoa. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOT
PROJECT MANAGER: John Anderson (863) 674-4027 JohAogoL
songadot.stale.fl.us. BUDGET AMOUNT $105,000.00.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F23-RO) COUNTY: POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
412788-1-72-0; Work eonsasta of sweeping on the Primary System. (Agppr
365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: DAVID BARTHLE
(863) 519-7924. David Barthlendot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT $71,246.00.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mal Staton 1-18, Florida Deparment of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
Floda 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be made. The dgN
is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl Sanchious
District Contract Administrator
91828 ON/CGS 10/27;11/3
REQUEST FOR BIDS ON REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
BY CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROl DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, "the District", will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
property owned by the District and located in Central County Water Control Dis-
trict, Montura Estates, Hendry County, Florida until 10:00 a.m. local time on De-
cember 7, 2005 at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewiston, Florida. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
after the specified day and timrae will not be opened. The bids must be sealed an
the envelope clearly marked "SEALED BID-REAL PROPERTY." The subject land is
generally described as follows:
1.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 5750 Montura Ranch Estates;
2.1.09 acre lot-Lot 11, Block 33, Montura Ranch Estates FRrst Subdivision;
3.1.25 acre lot located atTr 4336 Montura Ranch Estates.
The minimum bid tfor Individual parcels 1-3 Inclusive Is $45 000 00
4.1.18 acres, lakefrnt-Lot9,Woodland III Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is $0,000.00.
5.2.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Montora Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for parcel 5 Is $90 000 00
Detailed descriptions and further information regarding the lands for sale may be ob-
tained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary for the District or Doug Doherty,
Manager for the District at (863) 983-5797, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Montura
Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Forida 33440.
All bids shall be open and read aloud at the Districts regular meeting to be held or
December 7, 2005 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at the Montura Estates Club House
located at 255 North Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders are wel-
come to attend. The bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bic
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26
2006.
The DIstrict reserves the right to relent any or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTYWATER CONTROL DISTRICT
91090 CGS 10/10,27;11/3,10,17,24;12/1/05


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL'DISTRICT '
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at
7 p.m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
Montura Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to transact
any and all business which may
come before the Board. If a person
decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with re-
spect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing herein
referred he or she may need to in-
surie that a verbatim record of the
roceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based.
94859 CGS 11/3S10/05


YOU A MORU INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.



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CLEWISTON Clewiston
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be holding registration for the
upcoming season at Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria on Sat-
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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 regis-
tration). Registration after these
dates will result in a late registra-
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