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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 10, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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GLADES COUNTY


Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, November 10, 2005


Volume 7


79, Number 21
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At a Glance

Fall festival
Due to the cancellation of
the Halloween Carnival, the
first annual Fall Festival is
being planned at the Chalo
Nitka Grounds Nov. 22 from
5-7 p.m. There will be
games, crafts, food, and fun
for all. This event is spon-
sored by Glades County 4H.
For more information, please
call (863) 946-0244.

Free dinners
for vets
Golden Corral restaurants
will give free dinner buffets
to active duty members of
the armed forces during the
hours of 5-9 p.m.

Annual
Christmas Bazaar
Annual Christmas bazaar
at St. Joseph the Worker
Parish Hall (Hwy 27-Moore
Haven): Saturday, Dec. 3,
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Set up
time Friday, Dec. 2, at 1 pm.)
Breakfast will be served start-
ing at 8 a.m. lunch starting
at 11 a.m. Baked cookies and
homemade bread will be
available. Do some Christ-
mas shopping, consume
good food, and support your
community organizations. (If
you would like to reserve a
table contact Janet Getchell
at 946-1668.)

Boil water notice
Glades County EOC Advi-
sory reports that the city of
Moore Haven is under a pre-
cautionary boil water alert
until further notice.

Fifth annual
Christmas gala
The 5th annual Christmas
on the Caloosahatchee will
be Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-8
p.m. Sponsored by Moore
Haven Elementary School
and city of Moore Haven. To
sign up for a booth or for
questions call Susan
Prowant or Leslie Pryor at
(863) 946-0737.

Bake sale
The Lake Harbor Commu-
nity Methodist Church 21st
Annual Bake Sale will be
canceled due to loss of facili-
ties 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.thesignatureofser-
vice.com Clewiston Office:
(863) 983.8700 112 S. WC
Owen Avenue Clewiston, FL
33440 LaBelle Office: (863)
675-4500 700 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33935.

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Index
Classifieds .. .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .......... .4
School . . . .7
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County commends officials


By Mark Young

MOORE HAVEN Glades
County officials continue to com-
mend their citizens for their pre-
determination and patience fol-
lowing the potential chaos that
Hurricane Wilma could have cre-
ated and did create in other lake
area communities.
"I'm very proud how Glades
County responded and all those
who helped out," said Glades
County Commissioner Russell


Echols. "From our local citizens to
the state and federal government.
FEMA's response in Glades County
was outstanding. I can't say
enough about all of the outside
help we received and the way
everyone within the county
responded."
Commissioner Echols said that
ice, food, and water were being dis-
tributed within hours of the storm's
passing and that the only thing the
county was lacking was blue tarps
for damaged and destroyed roofs
within the county. He said that one


phone call brought two truckloads
of tarps to the county within 12
hours of the call.
"I would have liked to have
seen more tarps available sooner,"
he said. "But if you have to get that
nit picky you did fairly well. A
county had to do what it can for
itself in these situations and I'm
proud of the all the people who
worked tirelessly to get it all done.
The people of Glades County were
there to help one another. When
you look around at other counties
who have so much more


resources and look at what we've
done with the limited resources we
have, everyone did a good job."
Commissioner Echols met
with Senator Dave Aronberg (D-

Greenacres) Nov. 4 and pointed
out the county's immediate needs,
stating that the courthouse sus-
tained significant damage, the roof
on the jail was damaged and Com-
missioner Echols called for
propane generators to be placed
in the fire houses to avoid the dis-
ruptions in power some gas gen-
erators had during the crisis.


Senator Aronberg assured the
commissioner that the process
was already underway to secure
appropriations for the courthouse
and was very interested to view the
remainder of the county's needs.
The senator toured the county
health department where the spe-
cial needs shelter was located, the
courthouse, the fairgrounds, and
the more severely damaged resi-
dential areas within the county
See County-- Page 10


County's EOC



was well



prepared

By Mark Young though the county was pre


MOORE HAVEN Director
of Glades County Emergency
Management Angela Osceola
will be the first one to tell you
that it took a network of team
members for Glades County to
prepare and then recover
from Hurricane Wilma.
But when you ask the rest of
that "team", it is Ms. Osceola's
name that comes up time and
again, and while the recognition
is appreciated, she insists that
without the help provided to her
agency from local, state, and fed--
eral agencies, Glades County.
would have been in a tougher
position and said that even


pared, there are always lessons
to be learned.
"We'll be having an after
action review in the next couple
of weeks and there are always
lessons that are learned," she
said. "But teamwork was the key
and it's a big thing. People tell
me I did a good job, but I tell
them" 'No, it was the team.' Not
just the locals, but everybody.
We had teams from north Flori-
da and teams from Virgina.
FDLE, DOT, the Red Cross,-and
FEMA had representatives here
before the storm hit. It made it a
lot easier to organize everything
See EOC-Page 10


State health



services back



on track


By Bill Fabian

HENDRY/GLADES COUN-
TY Florida's Department of
Health has resumed full oper-
ational status after Hurricane
Wilma, offering services such
as flu vaccinations, environ-
mental health services, and
resource assistance for gener-
al Red Cross shelters, which
are expected to be open for
weeks perhaps months -
after the storm.


The State of Florida Depart-
ment of Health reported mini-
mal resource damages and
losses due to Hurricane
Wilma. According to Execu-
tive Director of Community
Nursing and interim Adminis-
trator Pat Dobbins, no major
wind damage occurred at the
Health Department offices on
Olympia Street, in Clewiston.
Some flu vaccinations
See Health- Page 10


By Mark Young
BRIGHTON The Seminole
Tribe of Florida has become a
shining example of success from
agriculture to ranching to gam-
ing facilities.
Their lead by example
approach to business has led the
Semifiole Tribe to financial inde-
pendence above and beyond the
abilities of many corporations
within this country. And their
high rise to financial stardom
began with Josiah Johns in 1980
when Mr. Johns led the way to
the opening of a small scale,
high-stakes bingo parlor on the
Brighton Indian Reservation
within Okeechobee County.
The bingo parlor opened its
doors Nov. 4,1980 and the Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida held a grand
celebration for its original casino,
which opened its doors 25 years
ago.
High-level members of the
Tribe addressed a packed crowd
at the Nov. 4 celebration and her-
alded the significant economic
impact the facility has had on the

See Casino Page 10


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Seminole Tribe member Josiah Johns, who before his
passing, led the way in opening the Seminole Casino in
Brighton. The 1980 grand opening was one of the nation's
first major Indian gaming facility.


Senator assesses damages


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN Senator
Dave Aronberg (D-
Greenacres) arrived in Moore
Haven Nov. 4 to survey the
damage inflicted upon key
installations within the city fol-
lowing the aftermath of Hurri-
cane Wilma.
Among some of the critical
infrastructure that was dam-
aged within the city was the
Glades County Courthouse. It
was Senator Aronberg who
worked diligently to provide
appropriations for the court-
house updates just two years
ago, which included adding a
courtroom and updating the
facility to meet the approval of
the American Disabilities Act.
After learning, the court-
house sustained damage dur-
ing Wilma's wrath across the
South Lake area, the senator
joined up with Glades County
Commissioner Russel Echols
to tour the areas of Glades


County that suffered the most
storm damage.
The Glades County Court-
.house was the first stop where
Commissioner Echols pointed.
out some fairly substantial
damage to the roof of the
courthouse and several bro-
ken windows, as well as light
poles that were bent during
the course of the high winds.
"Last year we were able to
secure $450,000 in appropria-
tions to upgrade, the court-
house," said Senator Aron-
berg. "It appears we are going
to need more appropriations
to fix this damage and ensure
the safety of the people who
are inside."
Senator Aronberg said the
paperwork to acquire the
appropriations had already
been completed upon hearing
of the damage and after seeing
the structural damage to the
building said, "This has to be
fixed before the next hurricane
season."


Senator Aronberg also stat-
ed that he will make sure
Glades County remains under
the emergency declaration to
ensure that everyone in the
county receives the help they
need to rebuild. Glades Coun-
ty, along with Hendry County
were left off of the initial emer-
gency declaration, but the sen-
ator, 'along with Representa-
tive Denise Grimsley, caught
the "oversight" and soon after
both counties were declared
as disaster areas.
The declaration was impor-
tant to the citizens of Glades
County, as it will not only bring
emergency funds in for the
county itself, but also funds to
private individuals as the coun-
ty is now qualified under the
individual assistant program as
well.
"We are working hard to
make sure that everyone in
Glades County gets their fair
See Senator-Page 10


INI/Mark Young
Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols and State Sena-
tor Dave Aronberg look over the damage at the Glades County
Courthouse during Senator Aronberg's tour of Moore Haven.


Twenty-five years: A gaming celebration


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1980. Over time, gaiong..-machipes and live-action poker was added and uunderwent... .
major renovation in 1999.

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Pet of the Week winner
TaTa, owned by the Johnson family of Belle Glade, has
used his share of nine lives after near-death experiences
with illness and dog attacks. This nine-year old isn't
afraid to show off his cocky side, so to speak. His family
refers to him as the sweetest cat who loves everyone and
loves to be pampered and so pampering he will receive
as this week's Pet of the Week winner. TaTa will receive a
day of pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic, in Belle
Glade and can be reached at (561) 996-5500. If you have
any interesting photos of your pet, submit them to
myoung@newszap.com for a chance to win your pet a
day of pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic's pet spa.


In the Military


David S. Heflin
Navy Seaman Recruit David S.
Heflin, a 2005 graduate of Moore
Haven High School, Moore Haven,
Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Heflin completed a variety of
training which included classroom
study and practical, instruction on
naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practi-
cal application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of Honor,
Courage and Commitment. Its dis-
tinctly "Navy" flavor was designed


to take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Chris A. Hogan
Navy Chief Petty Officer Chris A.
Hogan, son of Mary F. Hogan of
Moore Haven, Fla. and Johnnie W.
Hogan of Moore Haven, Fla., and
more than 470 Navy reservists
were mobilized from Naval Expe-
ditionary Logistics Support Force
(NAVELSF) Charlie home based in
Williamsburg, Va., and deployed to
Iraq and Kuwait in support of the
Global War on Terrorism.
During the deployment,
Hogan's unit will work directly for
the Army to provide a critical com-
bat service support mission. Sailors
are relieving Army personnel as
part of a scheduled force rotation.
NAVELSF Charlie's primary mis-
sion is cargo handling, which
includes vessel on-loading and off-
loading as well as conducting mar-
shalling yard operations.
Hogan is a 1980 graduate of
Salem High School of Salem, Va.
and joined the Navy in June 1984.


Palm Beach County
Shelter Update
Due to leaks in the roof, the Red
Cross shelter at Pahokee Recre-
ational Complex, 360 W. Main
Street, Pahokee, Fl., has been
closed. A new Red Cross shelter
has opened at Bill Baily Communi-
ty Center, 1101 Martin Luther King
Blvd., Belle Glade, Fl. The shelter
population was transported to the
new shelter by school district
buses. Shelter population is
approximately 225.
Additionally, the following Red
Cross shelters remain open:


.West Boynton .Park, 6000
Northtree Blvd., Boynton Beach.
Shelter population is approximate-
ly115.
Westgate Park and Recreation
Center, 3691 Oswego Ave., West
Palm Beach. Shelter population is
approximately 160.
Hendry County
Red Cross
Shelter Update
The Red Cross shelter at John
Boy Auditorium, S WC Owens Ave,
Clewiston, remains open. Shelter
population is approximately 124.


INI/Mark Young
X marks the spot
X marks the spot and in this case it means that search
and rescue crews have been in the area. Search and res-
cue crews investigated the ravaged remains of trailers
and boats at the Belle Glade Marina looking for sur-
vivors. They leave a painted X as a sign that this demol-
ished trailer was searched.


Alden G. Western
Alden G. Western, 79, of Belle
Glade died Oct. 17, 2005 at Palms
West Hospital. Mr. Western was
born in Whitlevill, Tenn. In 1925, he
was the owner of G&G Grocery
and Fish Market in Belle Glade for
many years, he was a combat
wounded veteran serving in the
U.S. Army in Germany, Holland,
England, Switzerland, and received
the public heart medal.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Wilma L. Western, of Belle
Glade; son, James Usher, of Belle
Glade; daughter, Teresa Lopez, of
Belle Glade; brothers, C.R. West-
ern, of Randolph, Ohio; J.D. West-
ern, of Dover, Tenn.
Graveside services were held
Thursday, Oct. 27,2005 at Port May-
aca Cemetery with Pastor Bobby
Jimmerson officiating. All arrange-
ment by Glades Funeral Chapel,
Belle Glade.
Wayne C. Browning
Wayne C. Browning, 63, of
Moore Haven died Oct. 25, 2005 in
Ft. Myers. Wayne was born in
Alamo, Georgia in 1942. He had
been a resident of the Glades for 62
years. He was a general manager in
the sugar cane business, and avid
fisherman, member of the Youth
Athletic ASSOC., and Glades Coun-
ty Livestock ASSOC.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Kathleen Browning, of Moore
Haven, son, Wayne C. (Clay)
Browning, Jr. (Kim) of Moore
Haven, Daughter, Alice E. (Beth)
Barfield (Thomas) of Immokalee,
Brother, Ernest F. Browning, (Bar-
bara) of Ft. Myers; Sister, Brenda
Browning Spooner, (John) of Belle
Glade; Grandchildren, Bailey, Tom,
Kathleen, T.J., and Wyatt.
A memorial was held on Satur-
day, Nov. 5, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at
The First United Methodist Church
* in Moore Haven with Pastor Tom
Street officiating. In lieu of flowers
please donate to your favorite char-
ity. All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.
Joseph W Scott
Joseph W. Scott, 65, of Belle
Glade died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 in
Georgia on a deer hunting trip. Joe
was born in Tampa, Fla. in 1940.
He was a retired fireman with the
Belle Glade Fire Department. He
had been a resident here for 50
years, he was an avid hunter, fisher-
man, and a Dolphin fan.
Survivors include his loving wife
Diane Scott, of Belle Glade; sons,
Joseph Eugene Scott, of Penn;
Christopher William Scott, Derek
Rand Scott, both of Belle Glade;
Brothers, David Eugene Scott, of
Clewiston; Jack Edward Scott, of
Cairo, Ga; Sister, Sylvia Scott, of Las
Vegas, Nevada; and four grandchil-
dren.
A visitation was held Thursday
Nov. 3, 2005 at Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade from 6-9 p.m.
Funeral services were Friday Nov. 4,


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 fol-
lows:
Clewiston News: clewnews@
newszap.com
Glades County Democrat: gcd
news@newszap.com
The Sun: sunnews@newszap.
corn
News editor: myoung@news
zap.com (863) 228-4852
Reporter Jose Zaragosa: sun
zaragosa@yahoo.com (863) 228-
3105
Reporter Bill Fabian:
bfabian@newszap.com (863) 228-
3129
Reporter/News Clerk Ideybis


Serving T77e Lake Area Since 1980


Gonzalez:
igonzalez@newszap.com (863)
228-6921..
If you need to contact our news-
papers, 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 information 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 informa-
tion by our readers.
We hope, like the rest of you,
that all of our lives will gain a sense
of normalcy soon. Until then, it is
our privilege and honor to provide
you with the news you will need to
fully recover from this latest disaster.


Board Certified by the
American Board of Dermatology


2005 at Glades Funeral Chapel at 10
a.m. Interment followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston.
All arrangements by Glades Funeral
Chapel, Belle Glade.
Lloyd Edward
Sandrell
Lloyd Edward Sandrell, 78, of
Smyrna, Tenn., died Wednesday,
Nov. 2,2005, at Mayfield Rehab and
Special Care Center in Smryna,
Tenn. He was a native of and a
member of Mooresville Pike Baptist
Church in Columbia, Tenn. His par-
ents were the late Ben and Mary Lit-
trell Sandrell.
He is survived by his wife,
Norma Aldridge of Smyrna, Tenn,
One daughter Janet Sandrell of
ClaVergne, Tenn. One son Danny
Sandell of Columbia, Tenn., Four
sisters, Louise Brown of Cave City,
Kentucky, Mae Lutts of Nashville,
Tenn, Lois Bosteman of Toledo,
Ohio, Shelby Brown of Columbia,
Tenn., 'Wo brothers Carl "Pee
Wee" Sandrell of Lawrenceburg,
Tenn., Marvin Sandrell of Colum-
bia, Tenn., Two grandchildren,
Sandy Andews of Smyrna, Tenn.,
Jennifer Hernandez of Clewiston,
seven great-grandchildren, Alisha
Andrews, Kamie Andrews, Kendall
Andrews, Brooke Cardin, Kendra
Cardin, Laura Cardin, all of Smnyra,
Tenn., Jennah Hernandez of
Clewiston, Florida. All arrange-'
ments are being handled by Neal
Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg,
Tenn. The family received friends
from 5-8 p.m. Fri, Nov. 4, 2005.
Funeral services were held at Neal
Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 5,
2005. Interment followed at Brace
Cemetery in Lawrence County,
Tennessee.
Brenda E Downs
Brenda F. Downs, 63, formerly
of Kirkville, N.Y, died peacefully on
Monday, Oct. 10, 2005. She was
born April 25, 1942 in North Syra-
cuse, N.Y. She was a resident of
Moore Haven for the past six years.
Brenda had retired from Phillips
Broadband in 1994 after a battle
with cancer.
Survivors include her husband
of 42 years, Michael Downs; her
daughter, Pamela (Juan) Knudsen;
son Robert (Karen) Downs, two
grandchildren, Ryan and Beth; sis-
ters, Carol (Sam) Donzella, Diane
(Ken) Vollmer, and Aleta Miller. She
also had thirteen nieces and two
nephews, all of whom she loved
very dearly.
Mefnorial services will be held
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. at
Buxton West Lake Funeral Home,
805 N. Hwy27, suite 1, Moore
Haven.
IN lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in Brenda's name to the
American Cancer Society.
All arrangements are under the
direction and car of Buxton Wes
Lake Funeral Home, 805 Highway
27, Suite 1 in Moore Haven.


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Letter to the Editor


EOC to be commended
Dear editor:
I would like to commend the
Emergency Management team
for Moore Haven and Glades
County. I continue to hear stories
from neighboring towns and the
complaints about the slow
response from their local emer-
gency management. I can honest-
ly say that I have absolutely no
complaints and highly commend
the team. Within a few hours, we
had county personnel with power
lines and clean up crews. The


response for water, ice and food
was immediate. I was utterly
amazed and grateful that our
town suffered very little in com-
parison to what could have hap-
pened. The immediate response
to the aide of the citizens still has
me amazed.
To the emergency manage-
ment team, city and county per-
sonnel and those who have
helped with the aide...a gracious
thank you for a wonderful job,
THANKYOU!
EricaVillafuerte
Citizen of Moore Haven


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jenny, and I just adopted a
five-year old rottweiler named
Jake. He has never had his tail cut.
Is cutting a rottweiler's tail some-
thing that must be done?
A: Hello Jenny and congratula-
tions on Jake! Once upon a time,
there were reasons to cut tails -
such as for hunting, tracking and
hearing dogs. These days it's all
about "The Look"! The most
acceptable method to dock a tail is
when a puppy is only a few days
old. Considering this is for an adult
dog is really an unnecessary ampu-
tation that is costly to you, and
painful for the dog. Hope that helps
Jenny. Best wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it true that
a dog is healthy only if his nose is
wet? John, in Ft. Myers.
A: Hey John! I grew up hearing
that one too. It really does not mat-
ter if a dog's nose is wet or dry.
However if it is very warm, then
that may indicate a fever. Normal


Doc Savvy
ranges for a dog's temperature is
between 100 and 102.5 degrees
Fahrenheit. Hope that urban mys-
tery is solved! Take care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into The
Savvy ,Vet Show each Thursday at
10:30 a.m. qh 93.5 FM's The Big
Dawg.


Overcoming Post Hurricane Stress


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Artists, when painting, do not
always stand at an arm's length
from their canvas. The best artists
know that they
need to occa-
sionally step
back from their

it from a dis-
tance. They
need to see
how their
thousands of
small brush- PastorJohn
strokes are fit- Hicks
ting together to
produce the overall result.
Likewise, our perspective on life
is much improved if sometimes we
can step back and see the whole
picture. If we aren't careful, we can
become so occupied with daily
brush-strokes that we have no real
perception of the whole scene we
are painting on our canvas of life.
Our attentions can be so con-


sumed by the requirements of daily
living that we have little awareness
of the dimensions and directions of
life itself.
Hurricane Wilma blew in and
stripped all the leaves off of our
hibiscus bush. It blew in and
stripped a lot of the normalcy out
of our lives. Since our encounter
with "Miss Wilma", many of us
have been going full steam from
just trying to manage, to putting in
a lot of hours trying to recuperate
or helping others recuperate. I real-
ized that I have been stressing out. I
get more irritable more quickly.
I've been short tempered with my
wife (sorry honey!) This morning I
even broke down and cried just to
release what's been building up
inside of me. I realized I am suffer-
ing from post-hurricane stress syn-
drome. I've been going non-stop,
and it's affecting me.
The pioneers found out that
they could travel further and faster
if they traveled six days and rested
one than if they kept going seven


days straight. This is a good lesson
for us to embrace.
There is a reason that God has
given us instructions to take time
out of our lives to "be still". There
is a reason why we are instructed
to labor six days and to rest one.
Doing this helps us keep our per-
spective. Doing this helps us main-
tain our direction. Doing this helps
us feed our inspiration. Doing this
helps keep us connected with our
Creator. Doing this also enables us
to stay with it for the long run.
This week, I encourage you to
join me in taking some time to
step back from the canvas a little.
Let us look beyond the varied
episodes of our daily doings and
to the longer and larger picture.
Let us look beyond the brush-
strokes, which make the art to see
the art which the brush-strokes
have made and are making.
We have come together as a com-
munity in the midst of devasta-
tion. We still have a long way to
go before the picture is complete.


Let us do in our hearts what we
need to do to make sure the mas-
terpiece gets completed. Let us
make sure we take a step back
and renew our perspective. Let us
make a special effort to rest our
minds, our bodies, and our souls
so we are able to complete what
we have started with good inspi-
ration and proper perspective.
And as we continue painting
on our canvas of life, remember
that the Master Painter has made
Himself available to help us in all
of our needs. There is no errant
brush stroke that the Master
Painter can't correct. There is no
canvas that is so messed up that it
can't be transformed into a work
of art. Remember also that the
dark colors are as needful as the
bright colors to create a master-
piece in life, and that each one of
us is a masterpiece!
Added note: My hibiscus bush
has started putting out new leaves
and will soon be back to normal. I
am determined to do the same.


Different answers to ordinary questions


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
People expect college profes-
sors to be strange seminary
professors usually can go them
one better. .""` |
They are spe- ,
cial people and
generally
revered by
their students.
They can be
charters too.
One of my
classmates
complained Rev. Samuel S.
about getting a Thomas
"D" on one of
his papers, feeling that he should
have gotten a better grade. The
professor told him, "But that's the
best 'D' paper I ever read!"
Another student asked a ques-
tion in class one day and the pro-
fessor stopped a second and
looked at him, then he said, "Do
you realize what you've asked?
Your question is like 'have you
stopped beating your wife?'
You're darned if you do and
you're darned if you don't. Now
the question you really meant to
ask was..." and then the professor
made up his own question and
answered it. The years of teaching
experience gave insights into how
to deal with students as well as
how to come up with novel
approaches to awkward situa-
tions.
One day not too long ago, I
had a telephone sales person call
me and ask if I was interested in
buying something. I told her that
this was a private phone and that I


didn't transact business on it. She
said, "What do you mean?" I told
her that we were paying for a pri-
vate personal phone and it was
not for business purposes, so I'd
be cheating the phone company
if I did business without paying
for a business line. She tried to
reiterate her sales pitch again and
I told her that she would have to
call me at our commercial num-
ber if she wanted to sell some-
thing. She then asked, "What's
that?" and I told her it was in the
phone book. I don't think anyone
had ever told her before the differ-
ence between commercial and
private phone lines.
As I reflected on our conversa-
tion, it occurred to me that a part
of what I learned in seminary was
how to look at things in other
ways. Sometimes the lessons
were a bit facetious, and some-
times they were serious. We were
there to learn how to look at
things in other ways God's way
and the way of faith. That wasn't
always the way that others looked
at things, but that was to be a part
of our contributions to the people
of God in our ministries.
There is a parable about a
widow who was poor who made
an offering of two very small cop-
per coins (Markl2:42ff) while the
rich threw in large amounts of
money. Jesus called his disciples
and said, "I tell you the truth, this
poor widow has put more into
the treasury than all the others;
they gave out of their wealth but
she gave out of her poverty put in
everything all that she had to
live on. (verse 440) The ideas
about loving your enemies or giv-
ing in secret or worshipping


Pioneer Happenings


Submitted to INI
Scary dreams!
Winners of the Oct. 30 Halloween costume contest held
at Brighton Casino were first place, Lisa Shockley, of
Okeechobee for her "One Night Stand" costume, Tieme-
ka Carpenter of Palm Bay took second for her "Cruela"
costume, and Betty Lou Fuller, of Lorida, took third for
her "Witch" costume.






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Hurricane Wilma
Thirty years ago when we
moved, from Fort Lauderdale to
Hendry County, more specifically,
Pioneer Plantation, my parents and
brothers thought we were crazy.
My dad used to kid us and call our
country living "a retarded hog
farm". Where he came up with
that name, well you just had to
know my dad. This has been avery
good place to raise our children
and grandchildren.
With the resent disaster that has
reached this county in the form of
Hurricane Wilma, I appreciate and
love this county even more. We
spent a week in the Pioneer Com-
munity Center, a safe place, and a
hurricane shelter. There are so
many to whom I would like to say,
"Thank you." To Glades Electric for
getting our power back on as fast
as they did. My brother in Fort
Lauderdale still is without power.
To Sheriff Ronnie Lee, for all he
did to keep things running smooth-
ly. To all the people in Emergency
Management and county jobs that
were called to do other jobs due to
the storm. To Sgt. Barbara Brown
and Deputy Mel Brant during
the worse part of the storm the
backdoor on the community cen-
ter was sucked open, Sgt. Brown
and Deputy Brant took no thought
of thier own safety, but went out
and used a tire iron to get the door
shut and keep everyone safe.
There isn't enough space to tell all
the things they did for Pioneer, the
hours of patrolling, checking on
people, passing out food and other
necessities.
To the National Guard, they
were awesome. To the Red Cross
for the great hot meals. To the Pio-
neer Volunteer Fire Dept, Chief
Edith Timms, Raymond Timms
and all the others that helped pass
out ice, water, MRE's and food. The
many hours of volunteer time that
they all spent at the fire depart-
ment.
Thank you to Penny Beigh from
Fort Myers, who came over to
check on us when the phones
weren't working and brought ice


and food. To Felix and Patricia Oliva
(Purkey's), and Yoel Esquivel for
the snacks and goodies they
brought to the community center
for people to share.
My brother in Fort Lauderdale
could not believe all the help that
we were receiving, it just isn't like
that in the "big city". I'll take the
country life any day.
Fire department
Chief Edith Timms would like
for everyone to know that there are
still a few tarps at the fire depart-
ment, if anyone in the Pioneer area
still needs them. You can call her at
983-9533 or 673-2947 and make
arrangements to pick them up.
Forestry is allowing the burning
of hurricane debris but does
request that you call for a burn per-
mit. The number to call is (239)
690-3502. You will need your strap
number, section, range, and town-
ship.

Rabies shots
Pioneer 4-H clubs will be spon-
soring the 9th annual Protect-a Pet
rabies shots for dogs and cats. The
cost is $7 per animal. Dr Kenneth
Keen D.V.M. will be administering
the shots. Rabies is a serious and
deadly disease and all dogs and
cats need to be immunized each
year.
Saturday, Nov. 12, will be the
day for Pioneer area residents,
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 4600
Hendry Isles Blvd. We appreciate
Dr. Keen so very much for taking
his time to do this service for our
community.

Adult sewing class
A sewing class for adults is
being offered at the Pioneer Com-
munity Center on Thursdays, from
7-9 p.m. If you would like to sign
up please call Pat Bosley at 983-
9544.

Pioneer Calendar
Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 adult
sewing class, 7-9 p.m. Pioneer
Community Center.
Saturday, Nov. 12, Protect-A-Pet,
rabies shots for cats and dogs, 4600
Hendry Isles Blvd., Pioneer, 10
a.m.-I p.m. cost $7.


when you don't feel like it are not
the ways of the faithless.
They are from a Lord who
called His followers to be in the
world but not of it. Jesus taught
his followers how to look at
things in entirely new ways and
that's what made all of the differ-
ence. We don't have to look at
things as others see them the
gift of faith can open our eyes to
seeing a widow make a sacrifice
and understanding that hers was
the greatest gift.
It can open our eyes to chang-
ing the world by loving our ene-
mies when force only begets


force. It can lead us to worship
when we're having a "dark night
of the soul" and to stick with it until
the light shines again. It can help
us the end of hurricane season and
to rebuild or give us the strength
when a major illness strikes. Faith
can carry who were called to be
"fishers of men" and not of fish, or
shaken out of their everyday life
into whole other world all
doing and thinking about things in
a new way and blessed by God for
it. With it comes a wonderful
opening of doors faith is
rewarded and God gives us more
than he receives.


Submitted to INI/Luis Maisonet
Top kickers
Moore Haven Taekwondo students passed a promotional
belt testing on Saturday, Oct. 10th at Luis Maisonet Taek-
wondo school. Parents and instructor are very proud of
this achievement. Front row left to right: Gisselle
Velasquez from yellow belt to orange belt., Yaneh Arciga
from white to yellow belt, Melissa Velasquez from yellow
to orange belt, Ramon S. Velasquez, Ramon H. Velasquez
from green to senior green belt. Second row: left to right
Ever Velasquez Phoenix Pattison from yellow to orange
belt, Taylor Harris from senior green to blue belt, Jan
Michael Ortiz, Keely Farnam from yellow to orange belt.
Back row: left to right Ronald Bock from white to yellow
belt, Ethan Harris from senor green to blue belt, Lucas
Ortiz from senior green to blue belt, Rick Anthony Ortiz,
Ben Hernandez, Yeidy Velasquez from yellow to orange
belt, Desiree Bowling from green to senor green not in
picture Jennifer Pointer and Noah Pointer from white to
yellow belt. Behind Desiree Mr. Luis Maisonet Chief
Instructor. Mr. Maisonet passed his National Testing held
in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was promoted to 3 rd
degree decided black belt. Mr. Maisonet also participated
in the National Tournament in which he was the grand
champion in forms. Congratulations to all!!





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Girl Scouts swing into full gear to help Read local sportsrnews in Sports Briefs,


Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc. (GSPGC) along with
The Family & Community Partner-
ship are joining forces to jump
start the council's longest running
and most successful service proj-
ect, usually held in March, in
order to answer the call for much
needed baby supplies to family
agencies serving Pahokee, Belle
Glade, Canal Point and South Bay
areas where many families were
devastated by Hurricane Wilma.
The Girl Scout Service Center,


located at 1224 West Indiantown
Road in Jupiter, will be accepting
donations of diapers, wipes, for-
mula, jars of baby food, bottles,
etc. throughout the month of
November. Local Girl Scouts
throughout Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River and Okee-
chobee Counties will also be
available to transport supplies.
These items will then be delivered
to the Family & Community Part-
nership and will be distributed to
those in need in the Pahokee,


Belle Glade, Canal Point and
South Bay area. For more infor-
mation, contact Judy Howard at
(561) 427-0181.
Started in 1988, Baby Basics is
the council's longest running serv-
ice project. Each year, over 4,000
participants distribute about 40,000
infant feedings, and nearly 13,000
diapers to more than 80 agencies
and churches from Sebastian to
Boca Raton and around Lake
Okeechobee. In addition to provid-
ing a valuable service to the com-


munity, the Baby Basics project
gives Girl Scouts a realistic look at
the time, money, and supplies car-
ing for an infant requires.
Girl Scouts builds girls of
courage, confidence and character
who make the world a better
place. Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc., a United Way agency,
serves almost 8,000 Girl Scouts in
Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indi-
an River, Okeechobee, Glades and
Hendry Counties.


Business disaster recovery workshop


There will be business disaster
recovery workshops on Tuesday,
Nov. 8 from 8-10 a.m. at the Hendry
County Court House Commission
Chambers-25 E. Hickpoochee-
LaBelle (Corner of SR-80 & SR 29),
from noon to 3 p.m. and at the First
United Methodist Church, 331 W.
Osceola Clewiston 4-6 p.m.

Directions
From the West on Hwy 27: Turn
left on WC Owen, then turn left on
Osceola Ave. From the East on Hwy
27: Turn right on WC Owen, then
left on Osceola Av
Also, from 4- 6 p.m. at the Glades
County Library.201 Riverside Drive
- Moore Haven. Directions: From
South: On Hwy 27, turn right just
past Courthouse (5th St.) turn left at
first street (Ave J) and go past two
stop signs library is on the right.
From North: On Hwy 27, turn left


before courthouse (5th St.), turn left
first street (Ave J), go all the way to
river library is on the right.
Enter library conference room
from side door on Avenue J.
Representatives from the follow-
ing and other agencies will provide
information on disaster assistance
available to local small businesses.

FEMA
Provides information regarding
the role of FEMA and its coordina-
tion with the Small Business
Administration Disaster Loan Pro-
gram. Business owners are
required to register with FEMA at
(800) 621-FEMA in order to be eligi-
ble to apply for a U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration Disaster Loan
to assist with repairs and economic
losses sustained from Hurricane
Wilma.


U.S. Small Business
Administration
Offers a Disaster Loan Program
that offers loans up to $1.5 million
to businesses and non-profit organ-
izations to repair damage to real
estate, machinery, equipment and
inventory,as a result of Hurricane
Wilma. Economic Injury Disaster
Loans are also available to small
businesses unable to pay bills or
meet operating expenses. Applica-
tion forms will be available.

Enterprise
Florida Inc.
Florida Small Business Emer-
gency,Bridge Loans program pro-
vides of $1,000 to a maximum of as
much as $25,000 to small business-
es for a term of 90 or 180 days. The
no-interest, short-term loans will


help a business quickly begin mak-
ing structural repairs and replace
inventory and will assist the busi-
ness in bridging the gap between
the time the damage occurs and
the company can access insurance
funds, and SBA.


Southwest Florida
Workforce
Development Board

Provides information on disaster
unemployment assistance and the
National Emergency Grant for tem-
porary employment. These bene-
fits are paid to employees of busi-
nesses that are not operational due
to hurricane damage, and to those
who are self-employed, including
farm owners who cannot operate
their business.


Glades County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individual listed in the arrest
report do not indicate guilt. Any-
one wishing to contact the news-
paper upon final disposition of
their case, may do so for publica-
tion.
October 26
Juan Mata, 33, of Okeechobee,
was arrested by Sgt. Ronnie Baker
on the charges of Battery on officer,
resisting officer with violence, Pos-
session of cocaine, possession of
controlled substance and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and an
active Okeechobee County War-
rant. He remains in custody with


bond set at $50,000.
Hector Lucas, 32, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Tito Nieves on the charges of
aggravated battery and resisting
officer without violence. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $20,000.
Carl Phillips, 47, of Naples was
arrested by Deputy Leslie Fuce on a
Violation of a County Ordinance.
He was later ROR'ed.
October31
Jonatan Antunez, 26, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested by Sgt. Ronnie
Baker on the charge of Possession
of Marijuana under 20 grams. He


was later released on a $250 cash
bond.
November 3
Tony Navarro, 19, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on an active warrant
for VOP. He was sentenced to 90
days in count jail.
Larry Billy, Jr., 36, of Clewiston,
was arrested by SDP Officer Good-
man on the charge of trespass after
warning. He remains in custody
with bond set at $1,500.
Dennis Brown, 44, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on an active warrant
for VOP. He was later ROR'ed.


November 5
Dam Ward, 22, of Moore Haven,
was arrested by Deputy Richard
Ermeri on an active warrant for
VOP. He was later released on a
$265 cash bond.
Hector San Juan,19, of Monroe
North Carolina was arrested by
Deputy Jason Griner on the charge
of NVDL. He was later released on
a $500 cash bond.
Timi Cherie Bearden, 32, of
Okeechobee, was arrested by Sgt.
Ronnie Baker on the charges of
DWLS AND possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams. She was later
released on a $3,000 surety bond.


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PUBLIC MEETING
Water Resource Advisory Commnissio,::
(WRAC)
Everglades Agricultural Area Reserve:.
Phase 1
November 21, 2005

The South Florida Water Management District will hold a WNRAC
Issues Workshop meeting on Monday, November 21, 2005 The
purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the concepts
presented in the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Phase
1 (a component of the Acceler8 Program) Basis of Design Report
(BODR) and encourage and provide an opportunity for public
participation. The BODR is available for review on the Acceler8
website ( ).


O When: Monday, November 21, 2005
Open House: 5:00-6:00 PM
o Meeting: 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: The South Florida Water Management District
B-1 Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

The Phase 1 project is an above ground reservoir for water storage,
with a capacity of 190,000 acre-feet parcel at a maximum depth of
12 feet. The purpose is to capture, move and store regulatory
releases from Lake Okeechobee, reducing the number/volume of
harmful discharges to coastal estuaries; capture, move and store
agricultural stormwater runoff, reducing the need for emergency
flood control backpumping into Lake Okeechobee; improve
operational flexibility to move water within the EAA, including flow
equalization and optimization of Stormwater Treatment Area
performance to further reduce phosphorus inflows to the Everglades;
improve flood protection for lands adjacent to Bolles and Cross
canals.

For additional information regarding this meeting, please contact
Renee DeSantis (561) 682-6844 or
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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
SLisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
11 V Associates: Sandra Alexander, Linda Delde Davis,
l- James Tanner, Roxanna Cisneros, Kevin Nelson,
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M AM SE HABLA ESPANOL

HOMES: ert. I ome is to be sold "as is."
$712,000 -4BD/3BA home on 1+/-a ,o' Home has a.va- $272,000 -.10+/ acres with pines, a pondand shed.
ed and coffer ceilings, a sound promof studio moeable island $180,000 1.2+ acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-
in kitchen and an above ground pool just to name a few of .", ,' ,j a '- *.., ": ., ', I' .
the luxuries that this beautiful home offer,. There i, also a ..... .. .
+/- acre adjoining lot available. $145,000 4.70+/- acres The perfeli place for your
$155,000 2BD/IBA spacious home. features a com- dream ranch. The propeny is secluded, yet close to town.
pletely fenced in yard and an above ground pool $110,000 2.5+/- areas. Cleared in Montura. There is a
MOBILE HOMES: single wide mobile home included with the properly. The
* $950,00 Mini ranch in Alva. This 3BDI)/2BA mobile home mobile home is to be sold "as is."
sits on 10+/- acres and includes barns, ponds and much $89,900 4.94+/ acres property features home or
more! mobile home pad 50X100 with septic tank.
* $475,000 Spacious 3BDi3BA mobile home in Muse sits $75,000 2.50+/- acres with beautiful old oaks, palms
on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addition with and more. Access undetermined. Call for more information.
it's own entrance and much more. The properly has a pond $66,500 Four available adjoining lots in beautiful
with an island and bridge, an above gmund pool, 2 barns and Montura. All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre
more. through 1.25+/- acres.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which tests $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on paved road.
on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof Property is also $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on
fenced with a shed and pond. Appalossa Ave, in Moiturat Ranch Estates.
* $275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages $55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Montura,
galore. 55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart
* $113,900- 2BD/2BA- Newand still underconstruction! ofMontmum.ra
This mobile home is located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club. 49,200 -1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
The perfect weekend getaway or winter home. Call nowo for HOMESTES:
completion date. $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cuklle-sac, close to
* $93,500 Like new 3BDPBA manufactured home on schools and recreation.
.50+/- acres. The home features a split floor plan, garden tub $65,900 .25 +/- acre, Buildable lot in an established
in master bathroom and a storage shed. neighborhood.
* $82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The mobile $60,000 .25+/- acre. Nice secluded lot on cul-de-sac
home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded in beauti- with green belt behind it.
ful palm and oak trees. $59,900 .25+/-,acre. Desiteable lot in Glades County.
ACREAGE: Build your dream home on this lot today!
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salvage $* 55,000 -.25+/- acre. Nice lot backs up to a green belt.
yard. $55,000 .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
* $1,500,000 -100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock mad in Montura.
property in Muse. Paved road access. $54,900 .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts $54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect dream home
on two roads, owner will divide. lot located in Lehigh Acres get away!
$* 998,025 .W'rehouse&office on 1.38+/-acre. One ofa $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
ldnd Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean bill of health, build your dream home.
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come $45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under the oaks
check it out before someone else does! on these three oak filled city lots.
* $650,000 2+/- acre parcel in the heart of Alva on busy $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55 and
SR 80. older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore for more information.
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RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE roof. Asking $135,000.
3/2/2 ON RIVER W/POOL AND DOCK $1,700/M 3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits on
NO PETS Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of river.
3/2/1 HOME IN PORT LABELLE. $800/M NO Being sold "as is". Reduced to REDUCED
PETS. $550,000.
GR EAT INVE ST FOR SALE 2BED/IBATH HOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold "As
GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER HOME. Is"Asling$125,000.
lBedroom/lBatl, 1 car garage in Country Village. .4 ACRES WITHN LABELLE CITY LIMITS
OFF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD. Property is zone l y. Currently this is
3Bedroom/lBath CBS home with carport. New anincome procuha with 2 homes that
Upgrades! Priced at $119,900. are now being rented. Asking $375,000.
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES 3cdroomn/2Bath, ACREAGE FOR SALE
2 car garage built in 2001 and in excellent condition. IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101 Acres +/-
Home over looks canal and located in a great area with wood frame house. Being sold "As Is" Call for
close to Ft. Myers but out enough for peace and more details.
quiet. Asking $230,000. LOTS FOR SALE
5 POSSIBLY 6 BEDROOM/3BATH. Includes ofllice, BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake
1, 1,, 'N I Ih n ,, "i ,, "' i ,, ,. Placid. Asking $55,000.
fruit trees. alt as a r t tnig cree. son. ao BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old blk
fruit trees. Property also has a running creek along b k "As is king4 0
the back. Asking $375,000. building sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
IN PORT LABELLE This-3Bcdroonm/2Batlh/1 Car LOTS IN PROT LABELLE
,, ,. i..,-,. ., ,,,,,, I ,. ,. .I 2 LOTS on Sandelwood. Asking $42,000 each.
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well maintained with updated appliances and a new N.E. TRADEWIND CIRCLE $65,900.


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Filled with quality craftsmanship this home is perfect Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about the
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an additional set-up for another home site. Escape to cleared 2.5 +/- acres, WOW! Be sure to check out the
a peaceful life! $679,900. huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed.
* Enjoy gentle country mornings 'sitting in the room, large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
screened lanai of this 4BR/2B cedar home. This mag- $199,900.
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shopping or small town dining. Only $364,900.
* Bumping into everybody? If you need room, this BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just
4BR!2BA pool home delivers! You'll love coming minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
home UnIES t O l'] A sum- Drop d. .go L 2+-acre oak filled comer lot on
mer months or snuggling in front of the fireplace in Evans obil urrenly rent-
the winter. Priced at only $275,000. ed. At tl U tU U ime for free!
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME Extra effort to Only $1 o.
design and build a lasting quality home makes this 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
NEW Home totally eclipse the others! Don't buy until This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
you've examined this beautiful 3/2 split-floor plan Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
home. Retire regally in the master suite featuring his Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
and her closets, his and her sinks, walk-in shower Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
plus separate tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
tea out on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing *2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura. $85,000.
breeze. $229,900. Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in Montura.
* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B home Great for investment or homesite. Only $46,000.
offers style, space, convenience, storage and a sensa- 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
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* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER! 1/2
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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle Unit
102. $119,800.
* 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
* Comer 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 family
to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900 each.
* Comer lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful lot for
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* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside
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$46,900.


* Attention Investors! Prime commercial property
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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home for rental
income could multiply your investment! Grab this site
now! $165,000.
* 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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MUSE
2BR mobile homes, each on 1/2
+/- acre, in the rapidly 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
LABELLE
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! $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
239,340.6726
MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE
4BR/lB mobile home in need
of TLC on I +/- 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
239.340.6725
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $189,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre corner lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350
FLAGHOLE
3BR/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
239.229.6386


FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in rl:i;,h,1 ,1.- boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
upgrades galore! S229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229,6385
LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
e,,Itrcei nml.ke.itc(' 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 +/-
acrp in town lot, boasts many'
upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4500
LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
acres just outside of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed, by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, stocked ponds
& fencing located in Flaghole.
$385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239 229.6385


FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
PIONEER PLANTATION
2BR/2B1 turnkey home sparkles
and is located on 6,25 +/- acres
Sin 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.
$425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
ORTONA
31,R,21! doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on I
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/). $750,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


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

LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
on I + 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
863.675.4600

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


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Call our knowledgeable staff
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PORT LABELLE
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for more information on our
extensive inventory of Port La-
Belle homesites.
Starting at $40,000!
.LABELLE
1/2 + acre comer homesite in
one of LaBelle's best neighbor-
hoods. S84,500
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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Row L-R: Ruben Ferreira, Kaelee Rims, Jorge Rodriguez, Keyanna Corker, Elijah Luckey. Front Row L-R: Saul Jimenez,
Jack Kaune.


Glades County School Calendar


Nov. 10: Interim report cards
Nov. 15: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Nov. 17: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holi-
day
Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for hol-


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


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


April 14: Good Friday holiday
April 17: Spring holiday
(Teachers/students)
April 27: Interim report cards
May 21: Baccalaureate
May 26: Graduation
May 29: Memorial Day holiday
May 31: Last day for
students/early release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher
workdays
June 2: Last day for teachers


West Glades School Honor Roll


First nine weeks
A-Honor Roll
First Grade: Samantha Bird,
Bryana Campbell, Andrew
Cowin,
Lindsey Hagadish, Martyn
Hettinger, Parker Klump, Precilla
Maciel, Alexis Miller,Cora Morris-
sey, Andrea Stanforth, Ethan
Tahtinen
Second Grade: Chariah
Armour,
Jasmine Chae, Josue DeSanti-
ago,
Toni Frederick, Elijah Ger-
main,
Brittany Hamric, Yaneisi
Leyva, Gerardo Mendez, Linda
Santiago,
Byron Tahtinen, Jocelyn West
Third Grade: Jack Kaune,
Jake Martinez, Zachoryvutrniz;
Uriel Ramirez
Fourth Grade:Paul Luckey.
Selina Mar


Fifth Grade:Kassidy Klump,
Matthew Orzech, Julio Reyes
Sixth Grade: Ivette DeSantia-
go
SeventhGrade: LarisaRivera
A/B Honor Roll
Kindergarten: Christian
Artavia,
Ashlee Bird, David
Estes,Savannah Foster,Noe
Gamez, Rosalinda Gaspar, Alexia
Guzman, Fredrick Hendrick, Lexi
Hernandez, Savannah Labay, Ell-
yse Long, George "Zak" Lopez,
Ramses Masis, Rollie J.
McCormick,Jessica Morado,
Thatiana Ramirez, Taylor Simp-
son, Jarred Varnadoe, Zachary
Welky, Selina Zamarron
First Grade: Clara Alsina,
Alejandro Carrillo, Gabriel
DeSantiago, Estefania Hernan-
dez,
Tanner Hipple, Victoria
Maciel,


Jazmin Madrid, David
Morales, Hunter Peterson, Armi-
da Rivera
Second Grade: Bryan Beck
Jesus Casiano, Jamie Fergu-
son,
William Foster, Anamiriam
Herrera,
Hunter Hipple, Kimberly
Mata,
Leslie Morado, Kody
Sanchez,
Hunter Urbanowski
Third Grade: David Brown,
Patricia Earnest, Ruben Fer-
reira,
Sharon Foster, David Garcia,
Adriana Herrera, Caitlin Holt,
Austin Howard, Shauna
Humphreys, Tanner Long, Elijah
Luckey, Ricardo Madrid, Yenifer-
nanda Montejo, Bryanna Rei-
tano, Maria Reyes, Karlos
Sanchez, Elizabeth Urbanowski
Fourth Grade: Val Alsina,


Jaqueline Casiano, Sebastian
Chae, Cynthia Frederick, Esteban
Maciel, Kassandra Mocha, Yane-
ly Ramirez, Caleb Rimes,
Jonathan Rodriguez, Vanessa
Salinas, Joanna Sanders,Justin
Tahtinen
Fifth Grade: Avery Alaimo,
Emilly Bearrington, Amanda
Betancourt, Luis Blanco, Jacob
Garcia, Maria Garcia, Mariana
Garrido, Jessie Helms, Joshua
(Ryan) Howard,
Antolin Jimenez, Kaila Kelly,
Jesse Korff, Anthony Likens,
Alma Moreno, Makayla Sims,
Daniel Tahtinen
Sixth Grade: Kelsey Cowin,
Ryan Howard, Emily Kostoff,
Ramon Leyva, Preston Long,
Juana Reyes, Steven Sodrel -
Seventh Grade: Rebecca
Fletcher, Beatriz Jimenez, Miran-
da Mansell, Alayna Ridgdill, Sara
Urbanowski, Ebony Yarger


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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 agen-
da will include voting on FCAT
rewards and on new members.
Bus driver
course offered
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus driv-
er 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/moorehaven/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.


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Rural Health Network donates $12,000


The money will help
nursing students in
Belle Glade
Belle Glade The Lake
Okeechobee Rural Health Net-
work has donated $12,000 to
Palm Beach Community College
to provide stipends for the 12
students currently enrolled in
the Practical Nursing program in
Belle Glade.
The stipends will allow the
students to pay for anything
from books and tuition to trans-
portation and childcare.
"PBCC is excited to have
community partners to help fill
nursing vacancies in the Glades
area. The unrestricted stipend
awards to students can provide
resources for items such as
transportation and child care
that will help sustain them
through their program," said
Jacqueline Rogers, dean of
health sciences and occupation-
al education. "The burden of
paying these expenses often
requires students to work more
hours when they need to con-
centrate on their practical nurs-
ing training."
The Lake Okeechobee Rural
Health Network, Inc. (LORHN)
was established in 1994 as a
nonprofit corporation designed
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Danger continues long after hurricane


It has been two weeks since
Hurricane Wilma tore through
South Florida. But hurricane-
related dangers are still a threat.
Statistically, more people are
killed after a storm than during a
hurricane.
Some of the things to watch
out for include:
Debris: All sorts of hurri-
cane debris still litters the road-
ways. Auto repair shops report a
marked increase in tire repairs
as tires pick up nails, bits of
twisted aluminum and other
debris. There may also be debris
in yards, pastures 6 anywhere
the wind blows. Make sure all
family members wear heavy-
soled shoes and watch where
they step. Roofing nails are par-
ticularly dangerous because the
large, flat nail head causes the
nail to stick straight up. Hurri-
cane debris may also be danger-
ous to livestock.
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might be found in some unusual
places. Like other residents of
Florida, these reptiles may have
lost their homes in the hurricane
and they are looking for. a new
place to live. They may also be
looking for prey such as rodents
and frogs. If you don't know
whether or not a snake is ven-
omous, leave it alone.
Insects: Storm-water can
breed mosquitoes, which carry
disease. But other insects and
spiders may also be a problem if


they have been displaced.
Fire danger: Use flashlights
instead of candles to reduce the
chance of accidental fire.
Carbon monoxide poison-
ing: Those using generators
must take care to make sure
they, are properly ventilated.
Never use a generator in an
enclosed area, such as a garage.
Chainsaw injuries: With
downed trees everywhere, it
may be tempting to use a chain-
saw. However, if you have never
used a chainsaw before, you
could wind up in the emergency
room. Ask someone who is
experienced in using a chainsaw
to show you how. Always wear
safety goggles when using a
chainsaw.
Mold: Water damaged
buildings may have mold
growth. You may not be able to
see it, as the mold may be inside
the walls, ceilings or crawl
spaces. Some molds can make


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humans sick. If your home is
water damaged, have it checked
for mold. Some molds can be
cleaned with a bleach solution.
For some toxic molds, you may
need professional help.
^Dehydration: Since some
water supplies were contami-
nated by hurricane damage, nor-
mal sources of drinking water
may be restricted. However, bot-
tled water is available. Make
sure you drink enough water to
prevent dehydration. Generally,
a human needs about eight
glasses of water a day. If you are
working outdoors clearing hurri-
cane debris, you might need to
drink more.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are
on any prescription drugs. Some
prescription drugs interact badly
with foods that would otherwise
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Health
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were reported damaged due to
refrigeration problems, but
backup supplies were readily
available from DOH offices in
LaBelle, according to Dobbins.
Deputy State Health Officer
Bonita J. Sorensen visited the
Clewiston offices of the Florida
Department of Health, and
found, the staff and state offices
to be in good working order after
the storm.
"The most important safety
concern to be aware of during
these recovery efforts is that of
public health," said Dr.
Sorensen, who toured the
Clewiston DOH offices recently
named after Dr. Martha Valiant,
the longtime administrator who
retired this summer.
"I'm glad to see the offices
here are in good shape, and the
staff seems to have responded
very well to the hurricane," said
Dr. Sorensen.
Sorensen, the second-in-
command of the Florida DOH,
arrived in Clewiston Thursday
morning to meet with Dobbins
and' the Clewiston Health
Department staff.
The DOH will continue to
provide emergency resource
assistance for shelters as long as
they are needed. The Red Cross
has maintained an emergency
shelter at the John B. Boy Audi-
torium since the destruction


INI/Bill F-aian
Deputy State Health Officer Bonita J. Sorensen (right)
speaks to health department nurse Ruby Monroe (second
left), who has worked at the Hendry/Glades Department of
Health offices for more than 20 years. Also pictured are Dis-
aster Preparedness Director David Quinn and Hendry/Glades
Administrator Pat Dobbins.


caused by Hurricane Wilma.
The storm destroyed hun-
dreds of homes already in need
of repairs and reinforcements
after last year's storms, and hun-
dreds of residents have been dis-
placed. Those displaced resi-
dents sheltered at the Red Cross
shelter numbered 155 two
weeks after the storm, and that
number has continued to grow
since the end of the storm,
according to Red Cross volun-


teers. The greatest influx of dis-
placed residents occurred after
the first rainstorm fell on Tues-
day night.
Special needs shelters were
administered by the Florida
DOH, which provided emer-
gency shelter for individuals with
medical needs relating to oxygen
tanks, home health and medical
supervision, and medical equip-
ment dependent on electricity.
These shelters were held at


County
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before moving on to Lee County as
well.
The city's infrastructure has
been brought back online fairly
quickly, with full power being
restored three days after the storm.
Water was still an issue, but the
county reported that full service
potable water had been online as
of Nov. 3. A break in the mainline
caused the city to go back on a boil
water notice, but as of Nov. 5, the
city's water needs have also been
fully restored.


INI/Mark Young
The city's name rises tall and proud over the damaged Glades
County Courthouse, almost as a literal sign that the city of
Moore Haven will not be defeated by the likes of Hurricane
Wilma.


Senator
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share of emergency dollars," he
said.
Senator Aronberg is confident
that the county will receive
whatever they need to recover


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began seeing modern expansions
with the additions of gaming
machines and live-action poker.
It was the little engine that could
and that little engine soon topped
an economic hill and gathered a
full head of steam to financial free-
dom for the Tribe who was already
finding success in other areas of
business. The Brighton Casino
quickly helped other business ven-
tures for the Tribe who eventually
became the largest employer in
Glades County.
Currently, the Brighton Casino
offers the latest of high-tech gam-


from the storm and is equally
confident that life will return to
normal for the citizens of Glades
County.
"I've always been impressed
by the resiliency of the people of
Glades and Hendry Counties,"
he said. "The damage is real, but
it's nothing we can't overcome."


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the surrounding communities, but
promotes tourism across the area,
benefiting everyone.
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following the storm. They were all
here and they all have their own
contacts to start moving in anything
we needed."
In fact, Ms. Osceola said, the
county was loaded with post-storm
supplies well before they had the
manpower to distribute them,
although it didn't take long for that
to begin as well.
Ms. Osceola said that EOC
began initial briefings as soon as
southwest Florida was highlighted
in the cone of probability and as the
storm edge ever closer to the Flori-
da coastline, briefings, logistical
placements, and preparations
began to intensify..
"We do our preparations the
same as we recommend to every-
one else before a storm comes,"
she explained. "As it got closer,
that's when we begin to make the
decisions to open shelters and
order evacuations."
The shelter situation in Glades
County was the one area that EOC
and others will take a closer look at,
as residents were left wondering
why a shelter wasn't opened in
Moore Haven.
"I couldn't open anything that
wasn't Red Cross approved," said
Ms. Osceola. "And even if we had
the facility, we didn't have the staff
to operate it."
Ms. Osceola said that Glades
County comes under the umbrella
of the Palm Beach Chapter of the
American Red Cross and that
because of the size of the storm,
the Red Cross was stretched thin
throughout South Florida.
One lesson learned through this
ordeal is to answer the call for vol-
unteers that the Red Cross puts out,
but Ms. Osceola said that in this
case, it probably wouldn't have


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Commissioner Echols said the
county is now focusing on the tasks
of cleaning up storm debris and
returning some sense of normalcy
to the county citizens.
"We are trying to get everybody
back to normal," he said. "Our pri-
mary focus was getting power
back up and businesses to open
their doors and everybody back
into a normal routine and telling
them that everything is okay, that
we just got a little wind blown. That
message was received and there
was a lot of calm in the county."
Glades County schools are cur-
rently back in full operation, well
before their surrounding commu-
nities.


helped too much.
"It could have helped us in
Muse where we could have
opened the Muse Community Cen-
ter," she said. "We had to redirect
those folks to LaBelle, But in Moore
Haven, we just don't have a Red
Cross approved shelter."
Senator Dave Aronberg (D-
Greenacres) toured Moore Haven
Nov. 4 and addressed the shelter
issue. Senator Aronberg attempted
to appropriate funding for an
approved shelter in Moore Haven.
"I was able to get it passed, but
Governor Bush vetoed the bill,"
said Senator Aronberg. "That was
two years ago and we've had hurri-
canes in each of the last two years."
West Glades Elementary, in
Muse, was open for those seeking
to shelter from the path of Wilma,
as was the VFW post in Buckhead
Ridge and the Maple Grove Baptist
Church in Lakeport. The only shel-
ter that was able to open in Moore
Haven was the Glades County
Health Department building,
which is a special needs shelter.
But Ms. Osceola said outside of
the shelter issue, the county was
well prepared long before the
storm eyed the South Lake com-
munities.
As with city and county officials,
Ms. Osceola said that EOC is con-
centrating on the tasks of cleaning
up debris and more importantly
providing temporary housing to
those who lost their homes to
Wilma.
"We want to make sure nobody
falls through any loopholes," she
said. "It's very important that any-
one who suffered storm damage
register with FEMA right away.
Whether you are an owner, a
renter, insured, or uninsured,
everyone needs to register with
FEMA so they can get the help they
need."


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the special needs individuals had
to be moved after the storm due
to extensive damage to the CES
building. The special needs
patients were taken to Lee
Memorial to continue being
supervised.
Dobbins, along with Disaster
Preparedness Director David
Quinn, reported that DOH disas-
ter recovery efforts will continue
as long as health concerns
remain an issue.
"We will have to be focused
on rural health, in addition to
compassion fatigue," said Dob-
bins. "There are so many people
out there helping out, cleaning
up, and providing assistance,
that there is bound to be a point
at which some folks reach a
burnout we have to make
sure that our staff does not suffer
that consequence," said Dob-
bins.
State officials are prepared to
provide professional assistance
in such events, for which a psy-
chologist and medical physician
are available to anyone in need
of counseling in the aftermath of
the storm.
"We're seeing some call-ins
reporting post traumatic stress
cases, and a lot of burnout
cases," said Quinn. "We want to
provide the opportunity for folks
to help manage stress and get
through this crisis, and eventual-
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TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush activated Florida's Small
Business Emergency 'Bridge Loan'
Program to provide emergency,
short-term loans to businesses in
counties severely impacted by Hur-
ricane Wilma. Applications will be
available by Friday in Broward, Col-
lier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach counties and the Glades
communities of Belle Glade, Paho-
kee, and South Bay. The Governor
has allocated $20 million from Gen-
eral Revenue to fund the Bridge
Loan Program.
The appropriation is made
through a budget amendment pur-
suant to the Governor's emergency
declaration.
"Hurricane Wilma impacted
millions of Floridians, including
hundreds of small businesses and
the employees who work in them,"
said Governor Bush.
"The quick revitalization of our
small businesses is a vital part of
the State's recovery from the devas-
tation of Hurricane Wilma. Offer-
ing an immediate source of cash
flow for businesses in need allows
impacted businesses to quickly re-
open their doors in the wake of the
storm. I thank the Florida Legisla-
ture for their expedient and
thoughtful response to Hurricane


Wilma recovery efforts, in part
through requesting the reactivation
of the bridge loan program."
The state's emergency bridge
loan program is designed to pro-
vide a source of expedient cash
flow to businesses physically dam-
aged during a major catastrophe,
enabling them to quickly begin
repairs and replace destroyed
inventory. These short-term loans
are intended to "bridge the gap"
between the time a major catastro-
phe hits and when a business has
secured other resources, such as
profits from revived a business,
payment of insurance claims or
secured longer-term loans.
The Florida Small Business
Emergency Bridge Loan Program
was.first activated in the aftermath
of Hurricane Andrew in an effort to
provide short-term emergency
funds to businesses in need of
immediate cash flow. The bridge
loan program has subsequently
been used to minimize economic
impacts of the Winter Storm of
1993, the Northwest Florida Floods
of 1994, Hurricane Opal, Hurricane
Georges, Hurricane Charley, Hurri-
cane Frances, Hurricane Ivan, Hur-
ricane Jeanne, and Hurricane Den-
nis.
Short-term loans of up to
$25,000 will be available to owners


of small businesses (less than 100
employees) in those counties most
impacted by Hurricane Wilma. The
interest-free loans come in terms of
90-day or 180-day maturities. To be
eligible, a business owner must
have been operational for one full
year prior to Hurricane Wilma
(Oct. 24) and have verifiable, physi-
cal damage to their business.
A five-member committee com-
prised of three local bankers, one
community representative and one
representative from Enterprise
Florida, Inc. or the Governor's
Office of Tourism, Trade, and Eco-
nomic Development reviews appli-
cations for approval. The time from
application through closing of
loans is as little as 72 hours.
For an application or more
information on the program,
please contact the Governor's
Office of Tourism, Trade, and Eco-
nomic Development at (850) 487-
2568, or the local economic devel-
opment office in counties most
severely impacted by Hurricane
Wilma:
Broward County contact the
Broward Alliance at (954) 524-3113
or the Broward County Economic
Development Council, Pat Taylor at
(954) 831-3847
Collier County contact Tam-
mie Nemecek at (239) 263-8989


Glades, Okeechobee, and the
Glades communities of Belle
Glade, Pahokee, South Bay contact
Lynn T6pel at (800) 620-3602
Hendry County contact Janice
Groves at (863) 675-6007
Lee County contact Regina
Smith at (800) 330-3161
Miami-Dade contact the Bea-
con Council at (305) 579-1300
Monroe County contact the
South Florida Regional Planning
Council at (800) 985-4416
Palm Beach County contact
the Business Development Board
at (561) 835-1008
U.S. SBA also provides long-
term, disaster assistance loans to
support businesses and non-profit
organizations to repair damage to
real estate, machinery, equipment,
and inventory as a result of Hurri-
cane Dennis. The SBA business dis-
aster loans are provided at low
interest and long-term (up to 30
years). For more information on
SBA disaster assistance loans, go to
www.sba.gov. To apply for SBA dis-
aster assistance, victims of Hurri-
cane Dennis are urged to contact
(800) 621-FEMA to register for dis-
aster assistance with FEMA, who
will also refer business recovery
needs to SBA for priority loan con-
sideration.


Emergency loans are now available


GAINESVILLE The USDA's
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is
offering federal disaster assis-
tance loans to eligible family
farmers recently affected by Hur-
ricane Wilma, announced FSA
State Executive Director Kevin L.
Kelley.
Eligible Florida farmers and
ranchers may qualify for Emer-
gency Loan assistance, accord-
ing to the' provisions of the
"Emergency Agricultural Credit
Act of 1984" (Public Law 98-
258). Emergency loan applica-
tions will be received through
June 30, 2006.
President Bush has designat-
ed the following eligible counties
as a major disaster area based on
damages and losses caused by
Hurricane Wilma that occurred
beginning on Oct. 23, 2005: Bre-
vard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier,
De Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian
River, Lee, Manatee, Martin,
Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm
Beach, Polk, Sarasota, St. Lucie
and Volusia.
Farmers and ranchers in the
above-named Florida counties
who sustained physical and pro-
duction losses as a result of the
disaster and wish to apply for an
Emergency Loan to assist them
in recovering from the loss result-
ing from this disaster may apply
at the following FSA offices:
Brevard, Orange, Osceola:
1725 David Walker Drive,
Tavares, FL 32778, (352) 343-
2581


Broward, Charlotte, Collier,
Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indi-
an River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee,
Palm Beach, St. Lucie: 1450 N.
Krome Avenue, Florida City, FL
33034, (405) 242-1197; 3434
Hancock Bridge Parkway, Fort
Myers, FL 33903, (239) 997-7331;
or 750K South Military Trail,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 683-2285
De Soto, Hardee, Hillsbor-
ough, Manatee, Polk, Sarasota:
201 S. Collins Street, Plant City,
FL 33563, (813) 752-1474
Volusia: 1342B S. Wood-
land Blvd., Deland, FL 32720,
(386) 734-2535
Each application will be
examined individually to deter-
mine the type of Emergency loan
benefits for which the applicant
is eligible. Farm Emergency
Loans may include funds to
repair or restore damaged farm
property as well as reimburse
applicants for expenses already
incurred for such purposes.
Loans based on qualifying
production losses may include
funds to reimburse applicants
for production expenses, which
went into damaged or destroyed
crop and livestock enterprises
and to produce new crops. Pay-
ment terms depend on the pur-
poses for which the loan is used
and the applicant's ability to
repay the loan.
The Emergency loan program
is limited to family-size farm
operators. The loan amount is
limited to 100 percent of the cal-


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Lake Area Varsity

Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
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Winter Sports

Clewiston
High School
Girls Basketball
Nov. 14: Lake Placid, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Nov. 15: Riverdale, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17: Okeechobee, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Nov. 21: Moore Haven,
Home, 7:45 p.m..
Nov. 22: Evangelical Christ-
ian, Away, 7 p.m.
Dec. 1: Lake Placid, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 7: Moore Haven, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 12: Evangelical Christ-
ian, Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Boys Basketball
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers,
Home, 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 6: Riverdale, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 9: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 10: Pahokee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 17: Glades Central,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Glades Central, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 7: Glades Day, Away, 6
p.m.
Jan. 10: Dunbar, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 13: Estero, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Cypress Lake, Away,
7:30 p.m.
.Jan. 21: Immokalee, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 24: Riverdale, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Wrestling
Nov. 22: At LaBelle Invitation-
al
Dec. 3: At Sebastian River
Invitational
Dec. 7: Hosts LaBelle
Dec. 10: At Pinellas Park Invi-
tational
.Dec. 16-17: At Southside
duals
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County
Invitational
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invita-
tional at Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at
Clearwater Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational
at Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at
Lakeland
Girls Soccer
Nov. 10: Okeechobee, Home,
4p.m.
Nov. 15: Dunbar, Home, 4
, p.m.
Nov. 16: Immokalee, Home, 4
p.m.
Nov. 18: Lemon Bay, Away, 6
p.m.
Nov. 22: Riverdale, Home, 4
p.m.
Nov. 29: LaBelle, Home, 4
p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers,
Home, 4 p.m.
Dec. 6: Cypress Lake, Away, 6
p.m.
Dec. 9: Estero, Away, 6 p.m.
Dec. 12: Riverdale, Away, 6
p.m.
Dec. 13: Glades Central,
Home, 4 p.m.
TBA: LaBelle Tournament


Jan. 6: LaBelle, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Sebring, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5
p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter,
Home, 11 a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball
Nov. 28: Inlet Grove, Home, 7
p.m.
Nov. 29: Summit Christian,


Lady Gators eliminated in regional tourney


By Mark Young


POMPANO -The IA regional
volleyball tournament saw teams
from around South Florida deal
with much adversity following
the aftermath of Hurricane
Wilma..
After securing second place to
King's Academy for the district
runner up title, the Lady Gators
found themselves in the midst of
a lengthy delay before getting


Home, 8 p.m.
Dec. 9: R.J. Hendley Christ-
ian, Away, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Away, 8 p.m.
Dec. 13: Benjamin, Home, 7
p.m.
Dec. 17: American Heritage
(Delray), Away, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newman,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Clewiston, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 8 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home,
6p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 8 p.m.,
Jan. 20: American Heritage
(Delray), Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy,
Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christ-
ian, Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball
Nov. 10-12: Fort Lauderdale
Christian Pre-Season Classic
TBA
Nov. 15: Trinity Christian,
Away, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16: Benjamin, Away, 7
p.m.
Nov. 19: Ft. Pierce Central,
Away, 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 22: American Heritage
(Delray), Away, 4 p.m.
Nov. 29: Summit Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: American Heritage
(Delray), Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 9: Benjamin, Home, 7
p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newman,
Away, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian,
Home, 6 p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central,
Home, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy,
Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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back on the court to prepare
themselves for regional action
against Pompano Highlands
Christian Nov. 1.
The Lady Gators were glad to
get back on the court, but the
going was rough.
"After a week without practice
because of Wilma, our first prac-
tice was without electricity," said
head coach Kathy MacReynolds.
"We had light by opening the
doors to the gym. The girls were


ready to get back on the court
and it was a great reunion after
the disaster. But we just didn't
have enough 'wind' behind us to
pull out an upset."
The Lady Gators fell to Pom-
pano in three straight sets with
losses of 25-16, 25-21, and 25-13.
Senior Ashley Baughman led the
team in service points with eight
and led the team with 10 kills and
two blocks. Sophomore Natalie
Harville contributed with five


kills as did Danielle Sly.
The young Lady Gators con-
cluded their season with an 11-
17 record and a district runner up
title, as well as a regional appear-
ance, all good signs for this
young squad in the coming year.
"We ended our season with
an 11-17 record and hope that
with this year's experience that
we can get back to our playoff
status next year," said coach
MacReynolds.


Gators wrap up championship with a victory


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN The
Glades Day Gators claimed full
rights to the District 6-1A cham-
pionship with a 54-30 victory
over their district and lake-area
rivals from Moore Haven High
School.
Glades Day was originally
scheduled to close out their sea-
son at home against Northwest
Christian in a non-district match
up, but thanks to the disruptions
of Hurricane Wilma, the Gators
were required to finish their dis-
trict schedule, which pitted
them against a scrappy, albeit
struggling, Terrier squad on Nov.
4.
The Terriers have posted
some solid performances this
year, dropping three of their
games by seven points or less
this season. The Moore Haven
defeat will end their season with
a 1-7 record, which is not an
indication of their performance
this year.


The Gators on the other
hand, won five straight games,
including two district games,
after dropping their season
opener. King's Academy
stunned the Gators on their
home field the first ever. victo-
ry for the Lions on Gator Field -
before Glades Day concluded
their district championship sea-
son over the Terriers.
The Gators posted a pair of
touchdowns in the first quarter
with Frank Lugo crossing the
goal line both times, one from
14 yards out and the second
from 13 yards out. It would be
the third time this season Lugo
rushed for over 200 yards
against an opponent. Lugo con-
cluded the game with an impres-
sive 285 yards on 19 carries and
scored four times, including a
51-yard scamper in the fourth
quarter.
The two Lugo scores in the
first quarter put the Gators up
14-0 after the first quarter whis-


Lake area teams will


prepare for playoffs


By Mark Young
SOUTH LAKE There is noth-
ing quite like the sights and smells
of playoff football and Nov. 11 will
signal the beginning of the chase
for state championship glory for
four of the five lake-area schools.
Only one school in the South
Lake coverage area did not make
this year's playoff run and that
would be the Moore Haven Terriers
who finished the season with a 1-7
record despite some good efforts
on the gridiron.
The Gators of Glades Day High
School finished the year with a 6-2
season record and were perfect in
their district with a 3-0 record. The
Gators captured the 6-IA district
title with a 32-12 over Evangelical
who earned a playoff berth with a
second place finish, an 18-0
shutout over St. John Neumann
and a 54-30 victory over Moore
Haven in the regular season finale.
Glades Day will host Shorecrest
Prep Nov. 11 in the first round of the
playoffs. Shorecrest wrapped their
regular season with a 6-4 record
and went 3-1 in district play to finish
second in District 5. After three
straight losses, including two
shutouts, Shorecrcrest rallied to win
six of their last seven games, includ-
ing one forfeit and picked up a pair
of shutout victories.
The Clewiston Tigers also cap-
tured their championship within
the 6-2A battle with a perfect 4-0
district record, to include a forfeit
victory over St. Andrews. But the
Tigers walloped Inlet Grove 54-6,
and won a pair of squeakers over


I,


Pope John Paul II (12-10) and Car-
dinal Newman (37-34).
The Tigers went on a rampage
to end their season with a 5-3
record, losing only to quality teams
like Glades Central and Glades Day.
The Tigers will host District 8 run-
ner up Coral Shores High School
who finished the season with a 6-2
record.
The defending state champs
from Pahokee High School finished
the season with a second place fin-
ish in 7-2B play. The Blue Devils had
a 3-1 record, but lost to King's
Academy 16-6 who also finished
with a 3-1 record, giving the Lions
the edge for the championship title.
For the Blue Devils, it was their
only loss of the season finishing the
year with a 7-1 overall record and
dispatched the rest of their district
opponents with relative ease.
The Blue Devils will have to take
to the road in their quest for the
coveted three-peat and will face an
undefeated Parkway squad in Mira-
mar Nov. 11. Parkway concluded
their season with an 8-0 record put
up some impressive offensive
numbers during the year.
Glades Central's exact align-
ment was unclear as of press time.
The Raiders had a perfect season
with eight straight wins and despite
being ranked second on the FSHAA
Web site behind Cardinal Gibbons,
who the Raiders defeated easily in
the regular season, should have the
championship spot and a home
game against MonSignor Pace Nov.
11. However, wewewere not able to
confirm that as of press time.


tie blew. Lugo and Lloyd Monds
added scores in the second
quarter before Moore Haven
found their way onto the score-
board with a 15-yard hook up
from McCloud to Platt. Josh
McGregor returned the favor for
Glades Day after finding Fernan-
dez from 19 yards out to give the
Gators a 34-6 lead at the break.
Glades Day came out the
locker room the same way they
entered it with McGregor finding
Hendry for a 35-yard strike to
open up the third quarter scor-
ing and Smith would pick off a
Rod Huggins pass and return it
85 yards for another Gator score.
Moore Haven settled down to
score two times in the third
quarter with Huggins running
one in from two yards out and
hooking up with his wide out
Smith from 20 yards out.
Moore Haven was successful
on each of their two-point con-
versions to leave the score
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ter left to play.
Both teams would find the
endzone once in the final quar-
ter, with Lugo getting his 51-yard
scamper and Kelly scoring from
one yard out for.the Terriers to
leave the final score standing at
54-30.
The Terriers moved the ball
well against a very stingy Gator
defense picking up 274 yards on
the ground and an additional
133 yards in the air. Huggins was
10-of-18, but had three picks and
one TD strike.
It was one of the better per-
formances against the Gator
defense this year, but the Gator
offense came to play too.
McGregor was 5-of-6 for 105
yards and a pair of TDs and
Lugo's 285 yards and four touch-
downs says it all.
As district champs, the Gators
will host the Nov. 11 playoff
game against District 5 runner
up Shorecrest Prep out of St.
Petersburg.


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WASHINGTON, DC U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
announced Senate passage of
over $39 million in agricultural
project funding for Florida. Includ-
ed in the Senate Agriculture
Appropriations bill for fiscal year
2006 is $36.6 million for Citrus
Canker Eradication. The measure
has now passed both the House
and the Senate and will be sent to
the president for signature.
"This funding is critical to Flori-
da's agricultural industry," said
Senator Martinez. "Florida's econ-
omy relies heavily on agriculture
and I am pleased that these pro-
grams will receive the money they
need in order to research and pro-
vide progress for Florida's farm-
ers."
1 In addition to funding agricul-
tural projects in Florida, the bill
contains $28.3 million in funds for
prevention, control and eradica-
tion of avian influenza.
"Avian influenza is a public
health concern that we cannot
ignore," said Martinez. "These
funds are part of a comprehensive
federal effort to ensure that we
have a seamless network of pro-
tection for everyone in our coun-
try."
The report also announced
that the USDA intends to release
an interim report on a feasibility
study on converting sugar into
ethanol by Dec. 15,2005.
"I am pleased the final bill
includes supportive language for
the timely completion of USDA's
study on the conversion of sugar-
cane into ethanol," said Martinez.
"This feasibility study is critical in
providing guidance to Florida's
sugarcane farmers for converting
excess sugar into alternative
fuels," said Martinez. "Currently
the U.S. imports nearly 60 percent
of its fuel from foreign countries;
we need to continue to develop
alternative fuels to make our
country more energy independ-
ent."


\During the CAFTA debate last
/summer, Senator Martinez met
with USDA Secretary Mike
Johanns and U.S. Trade Represen-
tative Bob Portman and received
assurances that USDA would con-
duct a feasibility study for the con-
version of sugarcane into sucrose
ethanol. The Conferees urged
USDA to complete the feasibility
study by July 1, 2006 and issue an
interim report to Congress by Dec.
15.
Highlighted Florida Projects
included in the FY 2006 Agricul-
ture Appropriations Conference
Report FL Department of Ag and
Consumer Services Citrus Canker
Eradication Allocation:
$36,629,000
The allotted $36.6 million will
continue to supplement the eradi-
cation program for citrus canker.
Prior to the landfall of Hurricane
Charley, FDACS was eradicating
citrus canker in Southeast Florida.
Survey results show the three
hurricanes that struck the citrus
producing areas in Florida in
August and September have
caused significant spread of citrus
canker. The FDACS has launched
an aggressive attack on the out-
breaks related to the hurricanes.
While state and federal officials
are confident that the goal of erad-
ication of citrus canker from Flori-
da can be achieved, it is clear that
additional federal resources to
conduct surveys and to control
'regulatory activities are necessary
and will be well used.
Broward County Rabies Vac-
cine Program-Allocation: $23.58
million for Rabies Vaccination
nationally
An exact figure is unknown for
Broward County yet language in
the report notes that the Broward
County program will be adequate-,
ly funded. Funds will be used to
bait approximately 423 square
miles of rabies alert area to create
a line of defense against the
spread of rabies in South Florida.


Without this program, rabies from
wildlife will continue to increase
and spread further into Broward
County exposing the public to this
deadly disease.
Mote Marine Laboratory Inland
Re-circulation Marine Aquacul-
ture CSREES Administrative Pro-
grams Allocation: $300,000
Seafood imports currently rep-
resent the number two trade
deficit in the country. Many wild
fisheries are being fished beyond
their ability to recover and others
have been closed. Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota, Hubbs-
SeaWorld Research Institute (CA)
and the University of Texas at
Austin are seeking USDA funding
to address the U.S. trade deficit in
seafood imports, meet consumer
needs and foster domestic eco-
nomic development through the
establishment of a simple, reliable
low cost production system to
farm new species of high value
marine fish in re-circulating, eco-
nomically feasible and environ-
mentally sound systems.
University of Central FL Citrus
Chloroplast Genomics and Genet-
ic Engineering ARS Federal
Administration Allocation:
$80,000
Funding will be used by UCG to
continue their studies of chloro-
plast genome research. This
approach has been developed
and advanced in UCF laboratories
and further research could lead to
breakthroughs in the prevention
of diseases and pest infestation of
citrus trees. The lack of chloro-
plast genome information is one
among the major limitations for
agriscientits; only six published
crop chloroplast genomes are
now available, although 200 non-
crop genomes have been
sequenced or are in progress.
FL Department of Citrus Grape-
fruit Juice Drug Interaction
Research USDA ARS Allocation:
$80,000
The Center for Food-Drug


Interaction Research and Educa-
tion (University of Florida, Florida
Department of Citrus, and Tufts
University) as well as USDA/ARS,
will continue to research, exam-
ine and attain more precise data
on the effects of grapefruit juice
consumption on the absorption of
certain medications.
Manatee Agricultural Reuse
System (MARS)/ Florida West
Coast RC & D NRCS Operations
Allocation: $2 million
The project provides matching
federal funding to bring alternative
water resources to area farms for
supplemental irrigation to offset
increased withdrawals from the
Floridan aquifer as a measure to
relieve the "most impacted area"
of the Southern Water Use Cau-
tion Area as declared by the
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Funding for this
project is directed to the
USDA/NRCS through a coopera-
tive agreement with the Florida
West Coast RC&D. This received
millionn in FY 2005.
FL Department of Ag and Con-
sumer Services Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Planning NRCS Con-
servation Operations Allocation:
$350,000.
Since this initiative was funded
in 2002, approximately 500,000
acres of agricultural lands within
basins tributary to Lake Okee-
chobee have signed up for accel-
erated conservation planning, and
82 comprehensive conservation
plans are being developed for
these lands. These plans are being'
developed by 36 NRCS certified
Technical Service Providers that
have been trained and deployed in
the Lake Okeechobee watershed.
A TMDL has been established for
the Lake and a continued acceler-
ated conservation planning effort
is necessary to implement the
practices on agricultural lands
needed to meet Clean Water Act
requirements.


Governor Bush declares: Hire a veteran


TALLAHASSEE Recogniz-
ing the value of those who have
served Our country, Governor
.Bush today declared November
2005 "Hire a Veteran Month" in
Florida. The Governor's declara-
tion is part of a nationwide cam-
paign to reaffirm commitment
to those who have served our
nation in times of peace and
war. Coordinated by the U.S.
Department of Labor's Veterans'
Employment and Training Ser-
vice, "Hire a Vet" is designed to
remind employers of the
unmatched economic resource
that veterans offer.
"Florida veterans have con-
sistently and selflessly defended
our nation's security and in the
process have gained valuable
skills, leadership and maturity.
They represent a versatile and
well-trained workforce," said
Governor Bush. "I encourage
Florida businesses to take
advantage of this unmatched
employment resource."
The governor's proclamation
was presented 'in Jacksonville
today at the Jacksonville Naval
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"Rocky" McPherson, executive
director of the Florida Depart-
ment of Veterans' Affairs. The
presentation was part of the
Transition Assistance Program
(TAP), a federally administered
reemployment program for sep-
arating service members.
"The'"Transition Assistance
Program (TAP) provides
employability skills training and
other benefits information to
military members and their
spouses in their transition from
military to civilian society," said
Florida Department of Veterans'
Affairs Director, Col. Rocky
McPherson. "Participation in the
program maximizes employ-
ment opportunities for Florida's
veterans, and provides unique
awareness for transitioning mili-
tary personnel regarding the
employment market in our State
and benefits available from
other federal programs."
"Florida's veterans are com-
fortable with new technology
and are skilled and trained in a
variety of areas," said AWI Direc-
tor Susan Pareigis. "We are com-
mitted to bringing employers


and veterans together using our
full network of Employ Florida
partnerships across the state."
On Nov. 7, 2002, President
Bush signed public law to
amend title 38 United States
Code, Jobs for Veterans Act,
with the directive to revise and
improve employment, training
and' placement services fur-
nished to veterans.
Florida is home to- 1.9 million
veterans and has the fastest
growing veterans population in
the nation.
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Innovation is the lead state work-
force agency and directly admin-
isters the state's Labor Market Sta-
tistics program, Unemployment
Compensation, Early Learning
and various workforce develop-
ment programs. The Office of
Early Learning, a division within
the agency, provides oversight of
Florida's school readiness pro-
grams and is the lead entity for
implementing the state's Volun-
tary Prekindergarten program.
Created in 1989, the Florida
Department of Veterans' Affairs
provides advocacy and repre-


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in all state and federal veterans
matters, and operates the state
veterans' nursing home pro-
gram providing assisted living
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Seminole Tribe hosts rodeo


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Thank God that's over!
Gas lines like the ones that followed Hurricane Wilma were reminiscent of the 1970s, with
the exception that this area was not under a gas shortage more so than a power shortage.


Martinez to congressional leaders


WASHINGTON, DC U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) called
on congressional leaders to sub-
stantially include Florida in the hur-
ricane-related tax relief and hurri-
cane supplemental bills currently
being drafted in Congress. Senator
Martinez also called on House
leaders to quickly approve his Sen-
ate-passed disaster relief measure,
S.939 The Debris Removal Act of
2005.
"Florida was hit; we were hit
hard. We need relief," said Senator
Martinez. "Parts of Florida are in
need of temporary housing, other
parts are in need of help in clearing
the enormous amounts of debris.
Just because CNN isn't covering us
anymore doesn't mean the dam-
age is repaired."
The Senate Finance Committee
is currently considering a multi-bil-
lion dollar tax relief plan for Katri-
na and Rita. In a letter to the chair-
man and ranking member of the


Senate Finance Committee, sena-
tors Martinez and Bill Nelson
urged Florida's inclusion in hous-
ing-related tax relief:
"Specifically, your legislation
creates new exemptions and limits
for mortgage revenue bonds,
which are used by local govern-
ments to provide low interest
mortgages to low- and middle-
income homebuyers. We would
ask that you extend this aid to
Floridians."
In addition, Senator Martinez
and U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R-16) are circulating a letter
to House Leadership urging swift
passage of S.939 The Debris
Removal Act of 2005, before the
end of the Congressional session
this year. S. 939, sponsored by
Senator Martinez in the Senate and
Congressman Foley in the House,
passed the Senate last week and is
awaiting action in the House. The
measure requires the Secretary of


Homeland Security, acting through
FEMA, to pay an eligible disaster
relief applicant at least 50 percent
of the federal share of assistance
for which the applicant is eligible
within 60 days after the applicant
files a claim for such assistance.
After several tours of hurricane-
damaged areas of Florida this
week, Senator Martinez also noted
that the agricultural sector alone is
going to need several years to
return to normal production yields
and will need considerable help
from the federal government. Mar-
tinez is working on a comprehen-
sive agricultural relief bill to help
the recovery of Florida's citrus,
sugar and nursery industries.
"The financial impact of eight
named storms in fourteen months
on agriculture is astonishing. Fair-
ness and necessity dictates that
Florida must be substantially
included in the next relief pack-
age," Martinez said.


BRIGHTON If you love
rodeo this is the annual event
you really don't want to miss.
There's a lot at stake for cow-
boys and cowgirls competing in
the South East Circuit Finals
'Showdown of Champions'
Rodeo at Brighton Seminole
Reservation Nov. 11-13. Only the
top 12 cowboys and cowgirls in
each standing are qualified to
enter the circuit finals.
The best riders in the Profes-
sional Rodeo Cowboy Associa-
tion (PRCA) circuit from nine
southeastern states challenge
broncs, bulls and the stopwatch
for the circuit championship, a
purse of over $50,000 dollars.
They also challenge each other
for the ultimate right to repre-
sent the circuit at the $100,000
dollar Dodge National Circuit
Finals. Only two winners cap-
ture this honor and grab the
horns of rodeo fame.
The rodeo competitors come
from Alabama, Arkansas, Flori-
da, Georgia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Missouri, Missis-
sippi and Tennessee.
For the rodeo fan, the Show-
down is one of the most exciting
and toughest competitions of
the year, the action is fast and
furious, and male adrenalin is at
its peak among these highly
skilled circuit cowboys.
The finals also showcase the
most focused women riders in
the circuit as they compete in
barrel riding with unparalleled
speed, precision and control.
In addition, the South East
Circuit Finals features the top
rodeo clowns, bullfighters, and
announcers in their circuit, cho-
sen by the cowboys themselves,
all of who compete in their spe-
cial class at Nationals.


The three-day rodeo at
Brighton Seminole Reservation
features bronc riding, bulldog-
ging, team roping, calf roping,
barrel racing and bull riding. It
starts at 7.p.m. on Friday, Nov.
11, Saturday at 3 p.m. and 2 p.m.
on Sunday.
As a bonus, the Seminole
Tribe of Florida is presenting spe-
cial pre-rodeo entertainment at
the rodeo grounds beginning at
11 a.m. on Saturday. By popular
demand, two favorite perform-
ances return again to awe the
audience. The handlers in the
Alligator Wrestling Show demon-
strate their mastery over wild alli-
gators and snakes; and the Blue
Earth Dancers perform colorful
Indian dancing. Food and bever-
ages are also sold at the rodeo
grounds. Gate admission is $12
adults and $7 child 6-12, 5-under
are free. Advance tickets are $10
adults and $5 children. And they
can be purchased at the follow-
ing locations:
Eddie Accardi Dodge
Rustic Ranch (Okeechobee)
Seminole Casino
Seminole Trading Post
(Brighton)
Lake Placid Feed & Western
(Lake Placid)
Polo's Pet and Supply (West
Palm-Wellington)
West of Ole England (Stuart)
Eli's Western Wear
The Brighton Seminole'
Reservation's Fred Smith Arena
is located in the beautiful
Brighton Reservation. It is a fully
covered arena, seating over
5,000, and is situated adjacent to
an authentic recreation of an
early 1900's Seminole village. It
is located west of Okeechobee
between 70 and 78 just north of
Lakeport, Florida.


Directions
From Ft Pierce, take 70 west
to Okeechobee, then take 70
west out of Okeechobee. On 70
west proceed about 15 miles to
the caution light at 721, the turn
south (left) about 7 miles, past
the casino, to the large water
tower and illuminated sign. Turn
right, the rodeo grounds will be
a few hundred feet on your right.
From Stuart, take 714 west
about 23 miles to 710. Turn
right, (north) take 710 about 10
miles to Okeechobee. Turn left,
take 70 west though Okee-
chobee. Keep on 70 west
through Okeechobee, proceed
about 15 miles to the caution
light at 721, the turn south (left)
about 7 miles, past the casino, to
the large water tower and illumi-
nated sign. Turn right, the rodeo
grounds will be a few hundred
feet on your right.
From Clewiston and Moore
Haven, take US 27 north to 78,
just past the prison in Moore
Haven. Turn right go about 10
miles to Lakeport. Just past the
bridge, across from the Lakeport
Lodge motel, turn left on 74
(which is also 721) Drive about 7
miles to the water tower. Turn
left, the rodeo grounds will be a
few hundred feet on your right.
From Sebring and Lake
Placid, take US 27 south to SR 70
(7 miles south of Lake Placid)
Turn east proceed 15 miles to
the caution light at 721. Turn
south, about 7 miles, past the
casino, to the large water tower
and illuminated sign. Turn right,
the rodeo grounds will be a few
hundred feet on your right.
For information call (863)
273-1125 or visit
www.rezrodeo.com.


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Storm-water treatment area open


CLEWISTON Through a
partnership with Hendry-Glades
Audubon, the South Florida Water
Management District will offer to
the public escorted birding tours at
Storm-water Treatment Area 5
(STA-5) south of Clewiston in east-
ern Hendry County. The first trip is
scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12 at STA-
5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and sub-
sequent tours are scheduled regu-
larly through April 2006.
The storm-water treatment
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South Florida Water Management
District, are vast, constructed wet-


lands that use vegetation to natu-
rally cleanse excess nutrients from
water before it enters the Ever-
glades. These remote, shallow-
water marshes attract many
species of nesting wading birds,
migratory and other waterfowl
such as great blue herons, wood
storks, snowy egrets, great egrets
and roseate spoonbills.
Tours are open to anyone, but
participants must register to
reserve a space on the trips.
To sign up for the STA-5 Birding
Tour: Send an e-mail to Margaret
England, at sta5birding@earth-


link.net with your name and con-
tact information, the date you want
to go, and the number in your
party. You may also leave a mes-
sage at (863) 674-0695 or (863)
517-0202.
Directions: Go east of the city of
Clewiston on Highway 27. Look for
Evercane Road (CR 835) and the J
& J Ag. Products sign. Continue
south on CR 835 for about 91U2
miles to Blumberg Rd (at the sec-
ond bend in the road). Turn left
onto Blumberg and continue
another nine miles to the STA-5
turnoff (dirt road). Go south for 2


1 U2 miles on the dirt road to the
STA 5 entrance gate. Park before
the gate in the area to the right.
STA5 Birding Tour Schedule
(subject to change):
2005: Nov. 12, Nov. 26, Dec. 10,
Dec. 24
2006: Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb.
18, March 4, March 18, April 8, April
22
Reminders: Take sunscreen,
water, snacks, hats and wear
closed-toe shoes. Tour-participants
must stay on the levee. There is no
age minimum for the trips.


Wilma whacks those Washingtonias


Gardeners are amazed at the
power of the storms that keep
affecting our Florida Yards. In my
travels over the past week, I've
noticed that broadleaf trees and
pines continue to show catastroph-
ic effects from extreme winds,
while palm trees are surprisingly
resilient when it comes to devastat-
ing hurricane winds.
However, I do have a palm can-
didate to add to the "do not plant"
list for our area. And it was brought
to my attention by two other pro-
fessionals, our own Livestock
Agent Pat Hogue and former Mar-
tin County Agent Carol Bailey. Pat
mentioned the he saw quite a
number of palms that were broken
off by the winds south of Lake
Okeechobee. And, Carol asked me
if I was seeing as many broken
windblown palms in our area as
she was seeing in Stuart.
After taking a critical look
around the area, I'd offer an esti-
mate that at least ten percent of the
taller Mexican Washington Palms
found in our area snapped off in
the storms.
Now before I completely anger
those nurseries that are growing
these palms and frustrate home-
owners that still have them planted


in their yard, let me introduce this
palm, its attributes and its culture.
While two different Washing-
ton Palms are natives of Mexico
and southern California, only one
is grown here in Florida. The Mexi-
can Washington Palm (Washingto-
nia robusta) is sometimes called
the Hat Palm or Mexican Fan Palm.
Since their fan shaped leaves grow
on leaf stalks that are armed with
fairly large spikes, this palm is
called an "armored" palm.
Washingtonias are among the
most popular plants used in new
landscapes. The reason why they
are often used in Florida Yards is
because they are inexpensive, easy
to grow, will increase in height rap-
idly, and are easy to transplant.
They have good salt resistance and
drought tolerance; in fact, growing
them on the dry side after getting
them established is a good thing.
Washington palms are hardy down
to about 20'/4F, but the foliage will
be damaged at that temperature.
For best looks, this palm should
be grown in groups. Commercial
and industrial sites can provide the
right proportions for this dryland
tropical specimen. However, even
though local nurseries often have
Washingtonias available for home-


owners, this is NOT a good palm
for residential landscapes and
small yards.
The idea of having a towering
giant of a plant with a brown, dead
skirt in the landscape is a bit daunt-
ing. The old leaves do hang on and
are a fire hazard. In California
towns, local laws may require that
the dead brown fronds be
removed to reduce nesting places
for unwanted wildlife and as a fire
protection method. For property
owners, it will be hard to remove
old leaves on trees over 30 feet tall.
One source calls this palm the
Skyduster Palm for good reason: it
is the tallest palm that can be found
growing in our area this Washing-
tonia can stretch upwards to 70 or
100 feet in height. Their height also
makes Washingtonias natural light-
ing rods: lighting will often blast
these palms long before they reach
mature size. So, the tall mature
height is another reason to avoid
this palm.
The best reason not to plant this
palm is because it has a brittle
trunk that is now apparent by the
number of broken stems from
recent high winds. Take a drive
around the area and count the
number of Washingtonias broken


by Wilma. In many cases, these
broken palms were planted in
areas where winds could push on
them from several different direc-
tions; in other cases, winds pushed
them over and banged them
against buildings or other land-
scape features. I've taken quite a
few photos that show what has
happened to this palm after recent
hurricanes.
And if the costs of removal and
roof repair don't scare you away
from this palm, consider this: there
have been a few reports of the
Washingtonia reseeding itself in
natural areas, making this an exotic
invasive plant. While it will never
outrun the notorious Brazilian Pep-
per tree or Tropical Soda Apple for
weediness, this is another reason
why Wilma may be doing us a
favor by breaking the back of these
southern California skyscrapers.
So as you plan how to make use
of the new open spaces in your
Florida Yard, remember to include
palms to give you that much need-
ed taste of the tropics. Consider
going native, as Mother Nature has
produced many beautiful plants
that have adapted themselves to
the dynamic climatic conditions of
the Sunshine state.


Submitted to INI/Tiffany Patterson
From left to right, Gary Breakfield, ESE Administrator,
Hendry County Schools and EFCU Employees Marta
Smith VP of Lending, Melinda Givens Teller, Aman-
da Mathis-Mortgage Specialist, and Linda Pelham-Presi-
dent-CEO.

Everglades Federal

Credit Union pitching in


CLEWISTON In the
wake of Hurricane Wilma,
more and more of our resi-
dents are being forced from
the remains of their homes
due to the extreme damage
done by this powerful storm..
John Boy Auditorium is still
being used as temporary shel-
ter for some of these families.
Some lost everything in the
storm.
Everglades Federal Credit
Union has donated a tremen-
dous amount of money to buy
clothing to ensure that the
children in the shelter are
being provided with what they
need in order to attend school
and for the infants, who are as
young as two weeks old, to
have new clothes and sup-


plies. They have made two
donations that have provided
new clothes for around 60
children, and are continuing
their efforts to provide for the
children at the shelter.
Everglades Federal Credit
Union would like to thank
Wal-Mart for their cooperation
in this effort and the Excep-
tional Student Education
department of the Hendry
County Schools for their assis-
tance in making this effort so
successful.
Shown in the picture are
several employees of Ever-
glades Federal Credit Union
and two of the children that
have received new clothes as
part of this clothes drive.


Hospice honors and serves veterans and their families


FORT MYERS For more than
two decades, through times of
war and peace, Hope Hospice
has provided support and servic-
es to military personnel in Lee,
Glades and Hendry Counties.


Samira K. Beckwith, President
and CEO, said, "Hope is commit-
ted to improving the quality of life
for veterans, as they have
improved the quality of our lives
by protecting and defending our


country and our values."
Beckwith said Hope's support
has also extended to veterans'
families. "As we observe Veterans
Day, we should also reach out to
the families, and friends of those
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made the supreme sacrifice," she
said. "They have supported our
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


ABSOLUTE AUCTION Lake-
front subdivision on Watts
Bar Lake off 1-40, Kingston,
TN. Saturday, Nov. 19,
12:00 Noon. Furrow Auction
Company, (800)-4FURROW
or www.furrow.com TN Lic.
#62.


BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 week
ago (863)635-2565
KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
Ok e e chobee,
(863)261-4166.
PIGEON- Off white & rusty red.
Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
Drum area Cemetery Road
(863)763-0966
YELLOW MIX DOG- female,
vie of Ft. Denaud Rd., wear-
ing collar, (863)673-0655.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or.
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


CELL PHONE Silver Nextel
lost at Okeechobee Halloween
Festival. Reward offered.
Please call (863)697-3074
PIT BULL MIX-4 mo. old fe-
male. White, w/ two freckles
on right ear. Purple collar w/
bell. 4yr old daughter can't
sleep with out her!! Please call
w/ any info. (386)864-3043 or
(863)697-6674


CURR PUPPIES- 7, There go-
ing to be large dogs. To
Good Homes Only!
(863)467-2139
GOLDEN RET/ROTTWEILER
PUPS- 6 wks old, free to
good homes (863)763-5178
KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
great loving homes.
63)763-2639.,
KITTENS- 2, Bobtail, Gray,
Free To Good Only!
(863)467-2139
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items in
the classifieds


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AUCTION
SAT. NOV. 12,10:00 a.m.
Preview Fri. Nov 11, Noon 5 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 12, 8 a.m. 10 a.m.
Electrical Equipment & Supply
Maple Corner Shopping Center
1975 SR 29 North
La Belle, FL
TOTAL LIQUIDATION OF ENTIRE INVENTORY OF
AREAS ONLY ELECTRICAL SUPPLY HOUSE! STOCK UP
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COMMUNITY EVENT
MOORE HAVEN Sat 11/12
9a-12p in Sportsmans Village,
under the bridge. This sale will
be held the second Saturday
of each month.


MOORE HAVEN, Sat., Nov. 12
8am-?, 243 Avenue L off Rt.
27, Household items (Some
Antique), Patio Items, Kitchen
items, Elec. Stove...Too many
items to list. See you there!


Do to personal circumstances,
Dr. Brian Shenker will be
leaving his practice next to the
Clewiston Wal-Mart Vision
Center at the end of
November. Please contactthe
Vision Center at
(863)902-9844 w/any
requests for patient records.
Dr. Shenker would like to thank
all of his patients for the
privilege of caring for them.





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



Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
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.
-ENTHUSIASTIC & FRIENDLY
HAIRDRESSERS NEEDED
2 positions available.
Please contact Julie at
(863)983-2887
FRUIT & VEGETABLE
INSPECTOR
In Immokalee or LaBelle.
Call 1-800-782-3240 ext 261
EEO/AA Employer
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GROUNDSKEEPER
LEAD
GROUNDSKEEPER
Belle Glade campus. Per-
forms various grounds and
landscaping duties including
planning and directing the
work of Groundskeeping
staff under the guidance of
Plant Supervisor. Will also
include inspecting and main-
taining campus lawn, orna-
mentals and trees. Fertilize
lawns/plants, cut and edge
lawn areas using lawn main-
tenance equipment, and
maintain areas of campus
with ornamental plants and
install landscaping materials.
High School grad or GED
with 4 to 7 years exp. re-
quired. Documented Class D
Driver's License also re-
quired. Documented CDL
with B rating license and
Florida Pesticide Spraying
License preferred. to learn
more or to apply on-line,
visit our website at
www.pbcc.edu or submit
your completed application
package to the Office of Hu-
man Resources, Palm
Beach Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461, fax
5 61 8 6 8-31 31:
EOE/AA/VP/ADA

MARGARET BIRDSONG
REALTY, INC.
Seeking motivated, home-
based Sales Associates.
Please fax resume to:
239-283-5531.


Cleaning Person, year round,
P/T, at Sportsmans Village,
Moore Haven. Call Phyllis
863-946-0581 or Barbara
863-946-3540
Year Round P/T Maintenance
Help needed at Sportsmans
Village, Moore Haven. Call
Phyllis 863-946-0581 or
Barbara 863-946-3541
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time. No Experience. A lot of
Opportu nities .
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HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
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QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
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Emlymn
Full Tim


Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL


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faces wanted! No exp. Re-
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(800) 851-9046.
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Reference # 5600.
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Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Accepting applications
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
% 106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/F/D
A Drug Free Workplace
I-

HELP WANTED
ASST FINANCE MANAGER

Langford Ford is looking for a goal
oriented team player with the abili-
ty to multi-task. Candidates must be
motivated with excellent customer
service and organizational skills.
Experience is helpful but not neces-
sary. Bi-lingual is a plus. Flexible
hours, 401K, paid vacation, and
insurance benefits. Candidate must
be able to work Saturdays and after
5pm weekdays.
Please send resumes to:
Langford Ford, Inc
851 S Main St LaBelle, Fl 33935
Attn: Bobbie Anderson
Email resumes to:
bobbie@langfordyall.com



MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL


PALM TREE HARVESTING SUPERVISOR
Successful candidates will supervise 1 to 3 har-
vesting crews, coordinate product orders, pro-
motion and collections. Individuals should be
experienced in horticulture, employee supervi-
sion and general business practices. Computer
and good communication skills a valuable as-
set. Salary is dependent on experience and
qualifications. Send resume to:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Attn: Jim Bryan
S 15440 N. Island Rd/Hwy 29
Palmdale, FL 33857
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V A Drug Free Workplace


Emlymn
Full Tim


Empoyen
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
November 4, 2005
LANDFILL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
SALARY RANGE: $9.50- $12.50
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be able
to read, speak and write English. Applicant must be familiar
with and capable of operating various types of heavy machin-
ery and vehicles used in landfill operations on a daily basis.
Applicant must be able to perform routine maintenance on
such equipment. The applicant must be physically capable of
icking up paper, mowing with different kinds of mowers,
heavy lifting up to 75 Ibs: and occasionally working in inclem-
ent weather. Applicant must be capable of making accurate re-
Sorts using math and correct English usage in reports.
familiarity with basic cohiputer work is not required but will be
considered a positive capability. Applicants with DEP recog-
nized certificates qualifying them as school trained to work in
the above described work field will be given special considera-
tion. Salary range will depend upon experience and qualifica-
tions. Applicant will be required to attend classes to become
and remain a certified landfill operator/spotter within six (6)
months of employment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

CLOSING DATE: November 18,2005
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J.
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863) 946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.





Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
& Bonuses.

Apply at:
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Citrus Harvesting, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410






Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
& Bonuses.
Apply at:
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Products, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410


The GEO Group, Inc.


The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in pdvatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* LPN

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


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A. DUDA & SONS' CITRUS BELLE
PROCESSING PLANT HAS THE

FOLLOWING JOB 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 IUGUERA CITRUS BELLE
Mecinico Resuelve problems de funcionamiento de maquinaria y equipo
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5 anos de experiencia preferida pero se puede entrenar.
Electricista Diagnostica, mantiene y repara various sistemas electricidad y
controls electr6nicas (instrumentaci6n esquemAtico) en un ambient 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 retiro y ahorros 401K; vacaciones
pagadas; dias feriados; Otros beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en
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Cashier $9.50 per hour
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Line Cook $10.00 per hour
Server $5.50 plus grats
TAD Clerk $21.00 avg. w/grats
Vault Cashier $9.50 per hour

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Apply in person at-506 S. 18 Street, Immokalee, FL
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Seminole Tribe of Florida Health Department
has opening for a Medical Social Worker. Coor-
dinate medical care with clinic & outside provid-
ers. Provide assessment & prevention services,
Provide counseling to patients regarding medical
care. MS degree in social Work, Psychology,
Mental Health or Family Therapy or Bachelors
degree with min. 2 years exp. Min. 1 yr. clinical
exp. w/dual diagnosis patients (Chemical
Dep./Mental Health). Valid FL Driver's Lic. req.
Resumes to galtman(semtribe.com or fax:
954-967-3477. www.semtribe.com



FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE/COOK
Big Cypress Reservation

Excellent Communication skills, good manual
skills, cash handling experience. Exp. as a
fast order cook preferred. Positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip. or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: $9 per hour
based on experience + fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits (medical,
dental, 401K) Fax resume to: (954-967-3477)


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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


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.


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call (813)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy more
freedom! Travel without can-
isters, Oxlife's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
your car & in your home.
U.S.A.- made Warranteed
(800)780-2616 www.oxli-
elinc.com.



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

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


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UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION
This year, for the first time in the history of U.S. Sugar, the company plans
to convert all of its raw sugar production into refined white sugar.
The Clewiston Refinery expansion, along with the modernization of our
sugar cane processing operations has created exciting opportunities for
people interested in applying their talent, drive and initiative to help U.S.
Sugar achieve its business objectives in a change-oriented environment.
This week's featured jobs include:
REFINERY ASSISTANT CHEMIST ($15.87 p/h)
Perform laboratory analysis for control of the Refinery process including
Brix, pH and color. Requires HS diploma or GED, and previous process
and/or laboratory experience.
MECHANICS and MACHINISTS ($19.67 p/h)
If you are a MECHANIC with knowledge of pumps, motors, conveying sys-
tems, hydraulics and gear boxes OR a MACHINIST with experience in the
set up and calibration of machining equipment including engine lathes,
shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders and presses.
PRODUCTION/MAINTENANCE WORKER BOILER ROOM ($12.57 p/h)
Operate and assist in the maintenance of mechanical equipment used in
the generation of steam & power. This is your opportunity to enter the ex-
citing field of stationary engineering.
Completed applications and resumes may be faxed to: (863)902-2889.
For more information or to obtain an application, please visit our website
at: www.ussugar.com
In order to be considered for these outstanding opportunities, a Trades Operator
Selection Test (TOST) will be given which measures verbal comprehension, arith-
metic, spatial relations and mechanical aptitude. Test preparation materials are
available in the Clewiston, Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay public libraries.
United States Sugar Processing is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a
diverse workforce. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply. we maintain a
drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


PASTURE FOREPERSON
Lykes Bros, Inc., Ranch Division has an
opening for PF to assist in the operation of
approximately eight tractors for the plant-
ing/production of pasture land, fertilization
programs, chemical applications, weed con-
trol and pasture maintenance programs.
Successful candidates would have prior ex-
perience with pasture grasses and a valid
Florida drivers licence. Accepting applica-
tions Monday-Friday 8am-3pm.
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V A drug Free Workplace


INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Big Cypress Reservation

Work with Family Services and Education
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. Bachelor's degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477


SALES ASSOCIATE, GAS/C. STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good manual
skills, cash handling experience, positive
customer service attitude. High School
Diploma or GED. Flexible working hours.
Salary: $8+ starting based on exp., fuel &
food allowance, incentives. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, 401 K). Fax resume to
(954)967-3477


HELP WANTED

Executive Secretary III Hendry County Extension
Office. Assist Director in organizing and supervis-
ing a busy office. Strong administrative/account-
ing skills are needed. Advanced knowledge of
computer and osftware such as Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Quickbook Accounting.
Must have good- people skills, ability to work inde-
pendently and be self-motivated. Position closes
November 24, 2005.

Custodian opening prior custodial experience
needed. Must be able to work evenings.

Applications and job descriptions can be obtained
from the HR Dept. in the courthouse in LaBelle or
the sub-office, Clewiston. Vet Pref. EEO. Drug
free. Applicants needing assistance in the applica-
tion process contact the HR Dept.
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VISION ACE HARDWARE

Now hiring a Floor Manager and
Floor Sales Associate positions. We offer
401 K, medical, and great discounts
with competitive pay.
Inquire within at 310 East Sugarland Hwy.
or call Nevin (863)983-8353
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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



Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


Merchandise I



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts- Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 3650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
AveJ&lstSt. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100


CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
Belle
MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3
p.m.
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
stove Is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
ate. (863)673-3620
STOVE- GE, 21/2 yrs old, excel-
lent condition, white, $150.
(863)357-0709.
WASHER, $75.
(863)634-0779
WASHER/DRYER white,
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBelle



WASHER/DRYER White,
used. good cond. $60 will
sep. aft. 3 pm
(863)763-5120






SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.



3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x26 Now
$3995, 25x30 $5700. 30x40
$8300. 40x60 $12,900. Oth-
ers. Meets 140 M.PH. High-
er available. One end
included. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.
SHED- 8 x10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295
(863)467-2153.


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.. .. VIEDICAL CENTER
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LPN I or1 II (FT,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. '.'.'ir, .: ..' i flexible schedule.
Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
MrammographP Technician
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Medical Records SupervIAor
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Full Time & Per Diem- CNA
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Full lime Part lr.,e AI Hore- TRANSCRIPTIONIST
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Flln lme- Pharmacy Technician



Full ime- Medical Assistar

Full lime- CT-Radlologic Tech
id 30a-m.- i pr. or1[0-30p r,. to arrLI
I.1"1.L., h :, ,"r j_., l r _

proficient in CT and General Radiography.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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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.


WINTER OUTFITS- Boys 3
piece, Great for pictures,
Size 0-3 mo, (6-12lbs) $5..
(863)763-6131


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



COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
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


BEDROOM SET- 5 piece,
dresser w/hutch, bureau,
nightstand, head/foot board
$500 neg (863)824-8703
CHINA CABINET- Large, Very
nice, Lighted, Light wood,
$300. (239)645-3620
DINETTE SET- 7 pc. glass top
table, 6 chairs, 36x60, Rat-
tan, $150. Must sell.
(863)357-1364.
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
condition $40.
(863)467-9892
STEREO CABINET light
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681
WINGBACK CHAIRS- 2, Like
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
separate. (239)645-3620



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.
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472


SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
$435. (863)467-7838


LABOR ( i FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available 0
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. A
(Across from Clewiston Inn) '
(863) 902-9494


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


LAMPSHADES (3)- nice. $12
for all or will separate.
(863)467-8681



ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1) bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
separate. (863)763-9608


SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995:
(863)675-2596/234-9691


Honda powered Generators at
everyday low prices! Ready
for immediate shipment.
3,000 kw to 15,000 kw. Call
(888)483-8722 or
(877)807-8722.24 hours.
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



GUITAR, IBANEZ, Left handed
$200. (863)763-9527
GUITARS (2) 1 black Austin
6 string. 1 Secova 6 string
Spanish style. $225 for both
or will sep. (863)467-1910
PIANO, JANNSEN, Beautiful
sound & beautiful pc. of furni-
ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac-
rifice $1200 (863)763-9608


BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
old, $65 LaBelle area.
(863)675-4981
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.
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.
(863)983-7751


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
W/INSTALLATION! FREE
DVRI FREE DVD PLAYER! 3
MONTHS FREE HBO CINE-
MAX! ACCESS 225+ CHAN-
NELS. 100% DIGITAL
CONDITIONS APPLY. CALL
NOW (866)500-4056.


BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609



RADIO, BOSE, Wave, Model
AWRI-1W Exc. cond. Works
perfect w/remote, etc. New
$375, $125 (863)675-2596



SONY VEGA 36", 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm
ortrade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce
(772)461-8822
TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800
(863)675-6041


FRAME BAR NAILER- Hitachi
NR83A, asking $150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
(863)357-5754
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
$515. (863)763-0944.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
$400 (772)216-5092 or
(863)467-4852


PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
locally, $150.
(863)902-0714

Agriculture

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



MARE AQHA, child safe.
Good for beginning barrels.
$1000 (863)675-4981



GRAVELY PROMASTER 100 -
50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
$1100 (863)447-2130
PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very-
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
RIDING MOWER Saber/John
Deer, 38" cut.
(863)673-3620
RIDING MOWER- Mastercut
14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236
ROTO TILLER- Troybilt, 6HP,
$499 excellent condition,
(863)763-6701.


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


ROUND PEN- galvanized, 2"
pipe rails, 15 panels with
gate, purchased in '05, $995
neg. (863)801-6220.


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.


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Hurricane Sale !

Luan B. Glenn A.
.... Walker Smith

,/86 863-677-1010 863-983-3508

ONLY ..-i 9 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu 1) River Front Beautiful 4 bedroom/2 Deal Fell Tbh
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 bath (over 2400 sq.ft.) mobile home on t'.'..:.A q'4'
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now the Caloosahatchee River. Porch on the mman.Ai L
lot and home only $145K LUTZ rear of home overlooks the river. Dock 6,rr4. 'V.
BUILDERS rights are availablewith permission from 1.25 ac $10!
Corps of Engineer. Location, location, Hot Deal on
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/IBAon Rim location for only $524,900 See pictures Immaculate
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH- an other information on realtor.com. sq.ft. outsic
ING POLE $269.9K MLS#:205086164 pool.isting
2) North side 3 Bedroom/1 bath home 3i ?i ng
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty on Circle Dr. Hardwood flooring, large ;-r, i
1.25 acres .,A', : ,:,n end of lot-1/3 of an acre. Great location at a lar,-
street next rl 1JJ .d -. ba sin- great price. $109,900 MLS#: Need Land?
glewide. Nc.'.,-. p .:.u find this 200526258 1.25 acres
@ $69,900 Estates $43..
3) Port Labelle Lot Buildable lot ready New tin
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area for your new home. Call me to help you 4 Bedroom,
with Oa i ..', with throughout the building process. lot. WHAT A
Culvert r.:l, Only $59,900 MLS#: 200512627
$71.9k SO V I Country Livi
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 acres. 5/2 Manufal
Montura Tract 1.25 ac N Mayoral New tile in Kitchen/laundry room. Great Acres of Wel
St. at end of street next to canal. location-1/2 block from Pine Cone. in Montura R
High, Dry & Cleared $45K Priced to sell at $119,900 $169.9K
MLS# 200520638 CFor Renfil
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St. 3/2 manufac
next to canal Very nice lot. High, 5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new Acres.
Dry & Cleared REDUCED $40K mobile home ('05 Homes of Merit) on New Listing
small lake. Oversized living room w/fire- North Side
CBS" I^ 1:- :. ,"- -', place, Stainless Steel appliances, large Hardwood Fl
EP: r...r bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Beautiful @ $219.9K
?.D a.ed home for only $134,900 Hurricanel
road. A steal @S 129,900 MLS#200514068 for pictures and more Offers ludy'
info. Restaurant &
RENTAL 3BD/2BA w/pool on 2 acres atmosphereY
just 2 miles outside town. Some fur 6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2 UONLY $260
nature included S1,800' per month bath mobile home on 2.5 acres. Located lust Reduce
at the end of the street for privacy. Oak BEAUTIFUL
and pine trees. Must see to appreciate. 1.25 acres
$139,900 Pictures and more informa- Ranch Estate
Ask Us About Our tiononrealtor.com. MLS* 200514439 Gre II"
New Talking We are proud to welcome Pote Ri
Sarah A. Williams to the You want co
House!! Sugar Realty Team! stuff and






LITC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
A 420 E. SUGARLANDHWY.
.... -(863) 983-6663
SMLS (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTE-.R HOURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
, (863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215
RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
S5New p6 ll Sugarland Circle ,d LOTS AVAILABLE
Under for Details 2BR 2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
2BR, 2BA Pool Lake garage w/ guest suite on 3BR, 2BAMontura 1.25acres
Harbour $180,000 12.80 ac. Call for details $119,900
3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
2 Houses Lake Harbor CBS Tri-Plex Unit1 4BR, 2 Lots 1.25 side by side deared
3B QIBA 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA $45,000 each
both $165,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 5 acres Pioneer $120,000
3BR, 2.5 BA $210,000 $279,000 COMMERCIAL
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 MOBILE HOMES Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2BA Flaghole 3BR, 2BA on lake 27 100'x100' $550,000
$189,900 $120,000 Commericial Building 75'x120'
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 3BR,2BA EyLife$82,000 onUS Details
$314,000 2 Mobile Homes each 4BR, 10 +
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story 2BA 30'x50' metal buildings Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
$216,000 2.16 acres $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!!"



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9.9K
Northside"!
4/2 with Over 2,200
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Got It!
in Montura Ranch
SK
2 Bath on commerical
DEAL!!!$169.9K
ino at its Best
ctured Home on 1.25
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Ranch Estates for ONLY

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low out Sale Bring All
s Place
Bar w/ a fun
& pool tables for
K!il
d 34.8K
COUNTRY LOT WOWS!
of land in Montura
of

country livin pack your
move to Pioneer 2.5


One of a kind!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq ft under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.comrn
MLS#200521924.
FLAGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end
of road wv"1[t 5 ar carport.
-86 q. F I. 4.' that is a
mechanics Ir.l'P&me needs
major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900
Pioneer Plantation Tracts
2.5 Acres on Tampa Ave.
Paved road & heavily wooded
corner lot.
Reduced to $82,000.00.
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 11th Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Montura Tracts

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
Hunting Club, corner lot on
paved road @$45,000.00
Hunting Club, corner lot on
paved road @49,500.00


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Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

job -s so0i0es:
Ann Donohue 228-0221
". .. .', David Rister 634-2157


1 )40 Acres !!
Beautiful tract of
land that is perfect
for hunting. Wildlife
is abundant w/
deer, the occasion-
al bear, & a multi-
tude of small game.
Property is current-
ly being used for
cattle. $15,000 per
ac. Pictures & more
on realtor.com
MLS# 200520411

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


4) Del Monte Ave
Large 3 Bedroom/2
Bath home on over
1/2 acre. Great loca-
tion, only 1/2 mile
from the marinas &
Lake Okeechobee.
$259,900 More
information on real-
tor.com MLS#
200520398
5)Moore Haven 4/2
on 1/3 acre. Large
open kitchen. New
in '04. Listed at
$134,900 MLS#:
200521690
6)Montura Ranch
Estates 4 bedroom,
2.5 bath CBS home
on 2.5 acres. Too
many upgrades to
list. Must see at
$379,900
MLS#:200525558


Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265


New Listing! 2BD/1 BA, 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

CLEWISTO F, ij7 TALKING
HOUSE'" ,-jlff3 Del Rio.
3/2, pool, v ajirr, extras
great locaticn ohf-red .- $259K
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


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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
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$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000


Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BAon 1.25
Acres. Completely Fumrnished! @ $310K
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


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SCLEWISTON, 2 Bdrm., 11 Ba.
Aatet 095 Townhome. Beautiful, totally
renovated. Everything new.
LeBelle, Efficiency 1br, Fur- Still time to choose your car-
nished. $450 mo. + 1st mo pet. For Sale or Lease option.
& 1/2 sec. dep. Must see! $150,000. Call
(863)675-4847 561-241-0156/863-983-0156
a 0 Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
OKEE, Female preferred, 3br, Modular Homes
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit. Land/HomePackages
priv. Must like dogs. $425 Complete Double Section,
incl until. (863)467-6251 Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
Ra Estate STANTON HOMES
Real [state 1-800-330-6623


'y MONTURA RANCHES- 5 acres
Business Places (Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots.
Sale 1005 Ideal for extended family.
Commercial 2% ac, $80K. 1A ac, $60K.
Property Sale 1010 Discount for 5 acres.
Condos,, Call Tom (863)673-5071
Townhouses Sale 1015
* Farms Sale 1020 PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2,
Houses Sale 1025 Newly renovated, near schls.,
Hunting Property 1030 Priced to sell @ $197,500.
Investment Call owner: 863-675-1107.
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040 o Lot -S1045
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050 FOR SALE BY OWNER
Out of State 2 Lots in Port LaBelle
Property Sale 1055 Unit #102.
Property Inspection1060 (386)569-3344
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property I o -
Sale 1070 Property -Sl1
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080 ASHEVILLE NC AREA- MOUN-
TAIN ACREAGE Spectacular
-gated riverfront mountain
community bordering Pisgah
SNat'l Forest. 1-8 acre build-
ing sites from the $50s.
CLEWISTON: Community lodge/ recreation
ESTABLISHED GYM center & river walk. Call
FOR SALE (863)983-4436 (866)292-5762.


ASHEVILLE NC, MOUNTAINS GEORGIA HOT LOTS Starting NEW MEXICO -16 acres
GRAND OPENINGI Large at $7,500+. Hot Sprngs Vil- $24,990 Scenic region,
Mountain Properties, spec- lage, Arkansas. No Credit views, canyons, trees, rolling
tacular long range views of Check. Owner Financed, hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
surrounding Pisgah National 20% down. GA Coast & Mia- hiking, horses, great climate.
Forest, minutes to downtown mi Waterfont Pre-Construc- Power, great access. 100%
Asheville and the Blue Ridge tion. Realtor (877)468-5687. financing Call
Parkway. Only 65 carefully (914)232-5100.
sculpted homesites offered GEORGIA PROPERTIES FOR
in 175+ sculpted homesre gates offeredmmu-SALE PARCELS RANGE North Carolina Gated Lake-
in 175+ acre gated commu- FROM 3 to 1000 ACRES ALL front Community 1.5 acres
nity w/ Clubhouse, outside FROM 3 to 1000 ACRES ALL fronf Community 1.5 acres
hearth, and nature trail.Pre- DEEPLY DISCOUNTED 1031 plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Construction Pricing, Huge TAX EXCHANGE WELCOME Never before offered with
savings, Excellent financing, VISIT PEACH STATE AT 20% pre-development dis-
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nity won't last long! Call Call (866)300-7653. (800)709-5253.
Now: (888)670-5263. MMER STEEL BUILDING Pre-construction condos and
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CLEARANCE SALE All Sizes DIATE SIX-FIGURE EQUITY
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- Must Go 25x20, 30x40, units available. (Florida,
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN 40x60, 40x80 other sizes Georgia, Mississippi, Texas,
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PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF dered by November 14th v e s m e nt s. c o m
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab- (800)878-1343.( )BC-520 Fnancing
ins, Acreage & Investments. (8OtCi5on 2 w Financing
Cherokee Mountain Realty Mountain Home, Arkansas. onswww.alpointe.com
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy Mountain lots $4995 each. FREE NO Obligation Financial
www.cherokeemountainreal- Water, Electric, Paved Analysis.
ty.com Call for Free Bro- Streets. Ready to build on. Serene Mountain Golf Home-
phure (800)841-5868. Large fresh water lake w/ac- site $69,900. Breathtaking
cess. Call 864 647 0817 or views. Upscale golf commu-
Coastal Living at it's Best- 864-247-1539. nity set amid Dye designed
Brunswick County, North NC MOUNTAIN 2.87 acres on 1hole course inCarolina
Carolina. Homes and home- I 8 ares on Mountains. Near Asheville
sites. CALL NOWI mountain top, view, trees, NC. A sanctioned Golf Digest
(800)682-9951 Coastal waterfall & large public lake Schools teaching facility! Ex-
Carolina Lifestyle Inc nearby, paved private ac- cellent financing. Call toll-
www.coastalcarolmnalifes- cess, $19,500 owner free (866)334-3253 x. 993
tyle.info. ( 86 6) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5 www.cherokeevalleysc.com
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TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
East Alabama Mountain Prop- NEW LOG CABIN-NC Moun- ACREAGE New lakeside
erty For Sale One hour west tains. New shell on secluded community close to Chatta-
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL mountain site. $89,900. nooga & Knoxville. Commu-
Great for enjoyment or in- Hardwood forest. Great fall nity lake access, boat ramp
vestment 19.5 acres-$6,142 colors. Paved road. Near and amenities. Limited num-
down $510/Monthly. Infor- parks & lakes. Acreage & fi- ber private boat slips. 1/2+
matlon Call Glenn nancing available, acres from $30k. Call
(850)545-4928. (828)247-0081. (866)292-5769.


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(866)770-5263 Ext. 8. Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY Mobile Homes Sale 2020
LAKEFRONT LAND New
community on the TN/KY
border. Just 1-1/2 hours toSa u 2 0
Nashville. Spectacular views
of Lake Barkley. 1 to 6 acres ELDA M/H, Palm & Pines
from the $40s. No time re- 'Park, like new. 2BR/2A, c/a,
quirement to build. Call 16x52, FL room/storage
(866)339-4966. 12x52, 10x16 storage shed,
$39,000. (863)674-5770
WHITEWATER LIVING IN THE
TENNESSEE SMOKIES Gat- New & Used
ed Waterfront Community Manufactured Homes
Riverfront and Mountain Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Views Available, Prices Start- Scotbilt, Townhomes.
ing Low as $46,900. Final Best Deals Anywhere.
Phase Limited Lots Call STANTON HOMES
Now! No Closing Costs Buy Clewiston, LaBelle,
Direct From Developer SAVE Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
THOUSANDS $$$ 1-800-330-8106
(800)559-3095 ext 327

www.rivercrest.com *Some
restrictions apply.
Ra EsMONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
W ne16 ftedbl. Wide, 50Kft fenced yd.
Priced to sell @ $118,500.
Investor will pay all cash for Call owner: 863-673-5071
hurrcane damaged houses.
Moorehaven & LaBelle areas RENT TO OWN
(863)675-4858 Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
TODAY TURN YOUR Clewiston Stanton Homes
VACANT LAND 863-983-8106
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
land for cash. Close in 1 week. & OLDEST DEALER
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? VOLUME PRICING
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or STANTON HOMES
561-441-2800 800-330-6266


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OF CLEWISTON



#109 2/1 w/
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A pliances
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2160 W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 302(1
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035




OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 ho
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136


CAMPER FULLY FURN. Adult
Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782

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


SUNLINE '05- 28 ft, 4 point
leveling system, elec tongue
jack, twin 30 Ib propane
tanks, CA, furnace, under
warranty, awning, SS apple ,
QS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er, In/Outside stereo system.
$18,995 (863)801-6220


HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
SPORTSTER 1992, Lots of
chrome. Must see! Garage
kept. $5000. (863)467-5489
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7046


AIRSTREAM 32' Airstream
trailer ready to roll. New pro-
pane tanks and it all works
$2500 firm 994-7155


Automobiles

EM71 ..i= 1

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -1015
Commercial Trucks ,1020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks -4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility -1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
(863)675-0247.
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


DODGE MAG WHEELS
3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
863)467-1901.
FORD ENGINE, 329 & C6
Transmission. $400. or will
separate. (863)675-2558
LEER TRUCK CAP- for full size
short bed, alum, sliding win-
dows $150 (863)467-6805
MERCURY PARTS older mo-
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classi-
fleds.


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TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856 .
TRANSMISSION- Turbo, 700,
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
$2500. 863-763-7609
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130


JEEP, '73, needs transmission,
$700. (863)675-6070
SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer
(863)467-7428


UTILITY TRAILER- 7x14, tan-
dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
or (863)781-0193.


CHEVY VAN '89 Runs good
$1095 (863)673-3620
FORD AEROSTAR- '94, Cold
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.
(863)467-6423


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE FOR BIDS
Barron Water Control District will accept
sealed bid proposals up to 11:30 AM,
December 1, 2005, for the purchase of
one new Batwing Mower similar or
equal to a Rhino FR-15 Mower with:
15 ft. cutting width, Cat 5 C.V. front
driveline, Cat 4 wing driveline, deck
rings, front and rear chains, 6-15" rims
and bres and all other standard equip-
ment.
A trade-in will be considered along with
the bid. Contact George Leicht at
863-673-2019 to make an appoint-
ment for an inspection of the truck.
Anyone interested may submit a propo-
sal to the District office at 3293 Dell-
wood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or mail to
PO. El- IrtiV:. 1 l ,-II `4,,,, l i; ,
For ll ,l "
863-675-0346 between the hours of
8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday Fir-
day.
The District reserves the right to reject
any or all bids with or without cause
and to accept the bid that, i ts judg-
menrit, will be in the best interest of the
District,
Ralph W.NMcholson
General Manager
96333 CD/CGS 11/10/05
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in today's competitive
market? In the
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of the classified


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. CP05-33
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
MAE C. PEARCE
(A/K/A DOROTHA MAE PEARCE),
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAE
C. PEARCE, deceased, whose date of
death was July 12, 2005; File Number
CP05-33, is pending in the Circuit
Court tfor Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
RO. Box 10, Moorehaven, Florida
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS 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 decedrnts estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 1lth, 2005.
DEWITT L. PEARCE
Personal Representative
Route 6, Box 995
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
J. Miles Buchman
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No.286311 .
Buchman & Buchman
Attorneys at Law, PA.
1317 W.Fletcher Ave.,fSuite A
Tampa, Florida 33612
Telephone: (813) 269-0300
95445 CGS 11/10,17/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CA166
RANDALL HUTTO, and
KATHY HUTTO, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
CARL W. McCARTY, and
DORIS E. McCARTY, his wife,
BLAINE E. JARRETT
D.D.S., P.A. PENSION TRUST,
and JAMES ALLEN WOLFFE
Defenitants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: James Allen Wolf
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 dog. 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 dog. 48'00" W a
distance of 110.0 feet; thence bear S
44 deg. 12'00"W a distance of110.0
feet; thence N 44 deg. 12'00" 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 Court on or before
Nov. 11, 2005, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 9/30/2005.
JOE IItI
EiS ,.,ritL.Uill i.,.,urt
By: /S/ Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
91138 CGS 10/20,27;11/3,10/05
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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 BELLEWA/K/A
JAMES B. BELLEW,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the estate of
James Billy Bellow a/k/a James B.
Bellew, deceased, whose date of
death was April10, 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.
otheper sons 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 for Personal Representative:
/s/DarrellrR. Hill
Darrell R. Hill, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0908709
Perch and Hill, PA.
1154 Lee Boulevard, Unit 6
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 369-6106
144 CGS 11/3,10/05

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
November 18, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Cynthia Laramore
Bookcases, 2 drawer filing cabinet
(wood), small filing cabinets (wood),
and horizontal filing cabinets (wood)
96114 CGS 11/10,17/g5

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-
Ssure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is
based.
94859 CGS 11/3,10/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hosptital Authority Fi-
nancial Committeo will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Tues-
day, November 22, 2005 at 10:00
a.m. in the Conference Room at Hand-
u Regional Medical Center, 500 West
garland Highway, Clewiston, Flori-
da.
96064 CGS 11/10/05


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTEO RULES: 40E-1.659,40E-4.091,40E-4.101
SUMMARY: 1) To acquire recording of a Notice of Environmental Resource or Sur-
face Water Management Permit for standard general permits in the public records
of the county where the property is located; 2) to incorporate the form for the No-
tice in the District's rules; 3) to provide an alternative noticing mechanism to
homeowner or property owner associations and facilitate the processing of re-
quests for conversion of surface water management and environmental resource
permits to the operation phase; 4) to make minor corrections to Appendix 6 of the
Basis of Review for Environamntal Resource Permits Within the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District; and 5) to add references to previously adopted financial
assurance forms.
TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: 9:00 a.m., December 14,2005.
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditorium,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For father information
please contact Anita Bain, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6866, or (561) 6B2-6866
(internet: abaln@stwmd.gov). Appeals of any South Florida Water Management
District Board decision require a record of the proceedings. AffA ected persons are
advised that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need ass stance
may contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at
(561) 682-2087 at least two business days in advance to make appropriate ar-
rangements.
96031 CGS/ON 11/10/05


REQUEST FOR BIGS )RFB) CN060669
C-23 CANAL HURRICANE DAMAGE REPAIR,
MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 B dg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-23 Canal Hurricane Damage Repair, Martin County,
FL on Monday, November 21,2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely sub-
miled bids will be opened and publicly read. Work consists of both canal bank
repair & dredging. Grading, grassing & Gopher Tortoise relocation aativlotes are
also included In project scope. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will he held on-
site on Monday November 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. onsite. 1-95 to CR 713 in
Martin County. N on CR 713-3 miles to W on SR 714 (Martin Hwy) 2.3 miles to
Boat Ramp Rd. N on Boat Ramp Rd 3 miles to S-97 Structure on C-23 Canal. For
directions call (561) 682-6711. A site visit will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It far
free from our websafe ww.aswmdaoo by obtalninin a set for $150.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE u800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.


Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, 'The District", will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
property owned by the District and located in Central County Water Control Dis-
trict, Montura Estates, Hendry County, Florida until 10:00 a.m. local time on De-
cember 7, 2005 at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewiston, Florida. Bidder is responsible for the delivery'of bid and bids received
after the specified day and time will not be opened. The bids must be sealed and
the envelope clearly marked "SEALED BID-REAL PROPERTY." The subject land is
generally described as follows:
1.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 5750 Montura Ranch Estates;
2.1.09 acre lot-Lot 11, Block 33, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision;
3.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 4336 Montura Ranch Estates.
The minimum bid for Individual parcels 1-3. inclusive Is $45 000 00
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland III Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is $60,000.00.
512.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Montura 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, Florida 33440.
All bids shall be open and read aloud at the District's regular meeting to be held on
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 bid
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26,
2006.
The District reserves the riaht to reject any or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
91090 CGS 10/10,27;11/3,10,17,24;12/1/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade an-
nounce that their regular monthly
meeting Is scheduled for 5:00 PM. on
November 15, 2005 at the Administra-
tion Office in Osceola Center, 1204
NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle Glade, FL.
906367 CGS 11/10/05

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item you-may be selling
with a classified ad.

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
In the classifieds.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Empowerment Alliance of Southwest
Florida is holding their community
elections for representatives from the
communities of Flaghole, Montura
Ranch, Clewiston and Hookers Point
to serve on the Board of Oirectomrs. Thi
elections will be held at the John Boy
Auditorium, Beardsley Room, 1200
South W. Centre Owens Avenue, on
Thursday, November 17, 2005 from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you have an
interest in the Empowerment Alliance
or would like to serve .on the Board of
Directors, please plan to attend this
meeting.
91817 C 11/10/05
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the classifleds. Selling
a car? Look ih the
classified.


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I Pbic Notice


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 Control District,
hereinafter referred toas "DISTRICT" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm SL
Montura Ranch Estates
Clewiston, Florida
until 10:00 am local time on November 21, 2005, for furnmishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth In the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
prise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted In accor-
dance with the conditions of the vitation 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
speciied day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid pon Is described as the manufacture and Installation of two die-
each as specified In the detailed drawings and specifications prepared by Rock
Aoujanude, PE. A pro-bId meong hall be held n November 7, 2005 at the
Clubhouse at 10:00 am. Constructions drawings and Specifications may be ob-
tained from Rock Abhouaoude, RE. (contact prison) a 1 80 N. Bridge Street, La-
Belle, FL 33935 or from CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Rocks
telephone Is (863) 612-0011. CCWCO phone no. is (863) 983-5795.
Each bid mustbe submitted, in duplicates, on the presnIbed bid form and accom-
paniedd by bd security on the prescribed form, payable to te District, in an
amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall
be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaron Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on ,dI 2005. et 10:00 am In the
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewislon, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. Th successful Bidder will be required to fumish the nec-
essary additional bonds) for the aithful performance atof the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bid 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)
calendardays afterthe date of Bid opening.
In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and
permits required by Federal, State, and local statues, regulations and ordinances.
Before a Contract will be awarded foar 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 undr this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such Inor-
mation as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifica-
tions.
The Distict reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose o 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

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Legal notice Is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the office ol
Sheely Architects, Inc. Any proposal offered later than the date and time o pulat-
ed below will bo returned unopened. The work for which proposals are to be re-
cealved consists of the following:
Greentree South PavIlion, In Labele, FL tor the Area Housing Commission of CI
wiston, Labelle and Hendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to

construction of the GreAntree South Pavilion In LaBerle, FL This Is a 3,200 SF
Community Facility containing laundry, lavatories and covered recreasion area. Al
this time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and red aloud. Pro-
posals shall be properly and completely executed on a standard proposal frm.
Wosring drawings and specntdcautons may be obtained from the afice of the Ar-
chitectural Firm, Sheeley Architects, inc., 7800 University Point Drive, Suitalle 400,
Fort Myers, FL 33907. A deposit of $250.00 is required fotr the first twoi (2) sets
of blueprints and specs issued to General Coantractrs, cash or check made pay-
able lo to the Sheeley Architects. This deposit s refundabe n ull upon return ol
these documents to the Architect within ten (10) days after the bid date other-
wise; the Architect shall retain the fall amount of the deposit Additional copies are
available at a cost of $75.00 per set, 50% of which is refundable upon return i
original condition. Additional sets require a 24 Hour notice prior to pick up. Al
documents shall remain the property of1 the Architect, and shall be returned tc
their office whether r not deposit is refundable. The drawings and specifications
may be examined at the gffiee ftheDode Plani Rsom, Laoblea FL. A Davis-Ba-
con Act wage eterminaon wi be in ealct and will ctlis f me dieneral cuonrearo
and all sub-contractor. Bidders must submit the following with their bid:
1) Proposal. 2) Ust of proposed subcontractors. 3) Genera company biformation
including list of references for similar type work. 4) Bid Form, RD Instruction
1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment 3. 5) RD Instruction 1024-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


RFP
The City of Pahokee Is accepting Propo-
sas from qualified engineering firms to
complete the application process re-
garding Hazard Mitigation Grant Pro-
gram in accordance with FEMA
rreuiements. intaerestedpartles should
contact the City Clerk, 561-924-5534
Ext. 28 for a complete bid package.
Bids should be markedHMGP
#1561-194 and mailed to: City Clerk,
City of Pahokeeo, 171 North Lake Ave-
nue, Pahokee, FL 33476. Sealed bids
are due by 12 noon November 18,
2005. Bids will be opened at 1PM.
96397 CGS 11/10/05


NEWSAMM MANES
AND MINESTINO


4iJ.aedm e sMwo POw


New




FY&N




yard

Edward L. Ayen has been
appointed to introduce the
Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods (FY&N) program in the
Okeechobee region, which
includes Highlands, Okee-
chobee and Glades Counties.
The Okeechobee region is
faced with a growing number
of problems with regard to
lake and ground water quality
and natural resource degrada-
tion. The FY&N program will
initiate programs that will
educate participants as to the
importance of natural
resource protection through
responsible lawn manage-
ment.
The core FY&N programs
will target homeowners, gar-
den center personnel and
landscape professionals, with
recruitment of neighbor--
hoods, yards and businesses.
This will be accomplished
by distribution of information,
training and utilization of vol-
unteer groups and a yard cer-
tification program.
Organizations cooperating
with the FY&N program are:
University of Florida (UF),
Department of Environmental
Horticulture, UF Cooperative
Extension Service, county and
municipal governments,
Florida Lakewatch, Water
Management Districts, UF
multi-county Sea Grant Pro-
gram, and public utility com-
panies within the three coun-
ty area.
Mr. Ayen is available to
address interested groups
such as homeowners associa-
tions, voluntary organizations
and clubs. For further infor-
mation he can be reached by
calling the Highlands County
Extension Service office.
Phone: (863) 402-6540 or e-
mail: edayen@ufl.edu. Loca-
tion is 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5837.


Burning yard debris can be hazardous


After a hurricane, many peo-
ple are busy cutting, sawing, rak-
ing and picking up yard debris.
Burning of collected yard debris
is discouraged..
The smoke from burning yard
debris can be dangerous to your
health due to the release of tox-
ins. Some trees and shrubs such
as the oleander are poisonous.
Other.trees, such as mango and
citrus trees may cause severe
reactions to those with allergies.
Poison ivy is extremely irritating
to the skin and can be life threat-
ening when inhaled from the
fumes of burning yard trash.
The smoke of burning poison
ivy is as potent as the plant itself.
Inhaling the smoke can produce
a whole body reaction. This


could include serious, even fatal,
lung inflammation. Poison ivy
should never be burned. Anyone
who inhales the fumes from
burning poison ivy should quick-
ly seek medical care. Also, poison
ivy toxins can vaporize in smoke
and return to the ground when
cooled. This could result in a sur-
prise case of poison ivy.
Poison ivy is identified by its
leaf; consisting of three, pointed
leaflets, usually shiny in appear-
ance. Leaves are green in spring
and summer. The leaves may
turn yellow, and then red, in fall
and winter. They have light col-
ored berries. Poison ivy can be
found as an erect shrub; a trailing
shrub along the ground; or a
vine, usually seen growing on


trees.
There are three methods of
getting rid of poison ivy. One:
pulling by hand. Two: cutting the
vine and then treating the new
growth with a weed killer. Three:
applying a weed killer to all the
leaves.
The blisters and rash caused
by poison ivy is the direct result of
contact with the oily toxicant
called "urushiol". It is found
throughout all the parts of the
poison ivy plant. Once urushiol is
released and finds its way onto
skin, it can be spread by touching
other parts of the body. This
sticky, oily substance can be indi-
rectly spread from pet fur, garden
gloves, tools, clothing and other
objects. It is not spread from con-


tact with the blisters on the skin.
If a person is known to have
touched poison ivy, take these
steps. This will reduce the severi-
ty of the symptoms. Wash the
area as soon as possible with
soap and cold water. Warm water
may cause the toxin to soak into
the skin faster. Most people devel-
op symptoms within 24-48 hours.
The first symptom is severe
itching. Later, red swelling and
blistering occurs. In severe cases,
oozing sores develop. Some-
times, infection occurs when blis-
ters pop and germs enter. Relief
may be found in over the counter
drugs such as Caladryl, Cortaid,
Benadryl and Aveeno Oatmeal
Bath. One home remedy is to
apply whole milk to the affected


areas. If an infection is suspected,
medical help should be sought.
While cleaning your yards of
plant debris, remember to wear
protective clothing. Wear closed-
toed shoes, long sleeves, gloves
and eye protection, to prevent skin
contact or injury. Yard debris
should be placed at roadside for
pickup, separate from regular
trash. Do not mix with other dam-
aged home items such as alu-
minum, shingles, screening, insula-
tion, etc.
Clothing and tools used for
cleanup should be washed to pre-
vent poison ivy exposure. Pets
should remain away from yard
debris to prevent poison ivy from
getting on their fur.


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 mismanagement of
Government Sponsored Enterpris-
es (GSE) by creating a world-class
regulator and establishing strong
safety and soundness require-
ments to prevent future problems.
The legislation also creates an
affordable housing fund and offers
opportunities for those displaced
by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
"The Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act is a key step to ensure
the dream of homeownership is
available to all Americans," said
Congresswoman Harris. "This leg-
islation 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 vic-
tims left homeless in the wake of
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," Har-
ris concluded.
The Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act consolidates Govern-
ment 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 legislation
allows the GSE regulator to estab-


lish prudential standards on man-
agement, interest rate risk expo-
sure, and other operational 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 hous-
ing GSEs;
Merge the regulator of Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac the Office
of Federal Housing Enterprise
Oversight (OFHEO) and the regu-
lator 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 Housing
Finance Agency (FHFA), headed
by a director who will be appoint-
ed by the President and confirmed


by the Senate with an advisory
board including the DOT, HUD,
and two nongovernmental mem-
bers;
Give the FHFA director bank
regulator-like powers.
The Federal Housing Reform
Act also establishes an affordable
housing fund, which will finance
housing construction for qualify-
ing low-income families and first-
time homebuyers. Additionally,
the legislation aims to provide
relief for those in need. For the first
two years, the fund will offer assis-
tance to victims left homeless by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Safe-
guards will prohibit recipients
from using available funds for pur-
poses other than home construc-
tion.
Congresswoman Harris has a


long history of creating affordable
housing opportunities. Harris
authored the American Dream
Downpayment Act, which was
signed into law in 2003. Earlier this
year Harris sponsored an amend-
ment that successfully restored
$60 million in funding to the HOPE
VI grant program. Additionally,
Harris introduced the Housing
Affordability for Teachers and Pub-
lic Officers Act of 2005 which
would provide a one percent
down payment for teachers and
public officers.
Harris is a member of the Com-
mittee on Financial Services and
serves on the Capital Markets,
Insurance, and Government Spon-
sored Enterprises Subcommittee
and the Housing and Community
Opportunity Subcommittee,


Attorney general, state attorney file Wilma price gouging case


MIAMI Attorney General
Charlie Crist and Miami-Dade
State Attorney Katherine Fernan-
dez Rundle has sued a Miami-
Dade County man who allegedly
violated Florida's price gouging
law by selling generators for
grossly inflated prices while South
Floridians were without power in
the wake of Hurricane Wilma.
The lawsuit alleges that David
Medina sold generators off the
back of a truck on a south Miami-


Dade street corner for prices
unconscionably higher than what
the generators usually cost. Sell-
ing essential commodities for
unconscionable prices during a
hurricane emergency is a viola-
tion of Florida statutes.
"Hurricane Wilma caused
death and destruction across
South Florida, the results of
which are still all too evident,"
said Crist. "People are trying des-
perately to return their lives to


normal. They have been victim-
ized once, and we are deter-
mined to ensure they are not vic-
timized a second time by
profiteers."
"Price gouging is one of the
most callous acts undertaken
while a community is suffering. In
the wake of the tragedies that hur-
ricanes always bring, no one
should have the opportunity to so
coldly exploit their neighbors.
This court action is meant to take


the profit out of price gouging
while restoring civility to our dam-
aged community," said Rundle.
As Wilma struck Florida, Med-
ina, of Miami Beach, traveled to
North Carolina and bought 35
generators at a Costco store 11
larger models costing $529.99
each and 24 smaller ones costing
$279.99 each. He returned to
Florida and started selling the
generators at the corner of Coral
Way and S.W 87th Avenue,


advertising with a homemade
sign placed on the truck.
Medina did not have an occu-
pational license to sell the genera-
tors.
Medina allegedly sold the larg-
er generators for $900 each, a 70
percent markup, and the smaller
ones for $600, a 114 percent
markup. Most of the generators
had been sold before investiga-
tors with the Attorney General's
Office spotted the operation.


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