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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 17, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, November 17, 2005 Volume 79, Number 22


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 sponsored by
Glades County 4H. For more
information, please call
(863) 946-0244.

Christmas
Bazaar set
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.) Break-
fast will be served starting at 8
a.m. lunch starting at 11
a.m. Baked cookies and
homemade bread will be
available. Do some Christmas
shopping, consume good
food, and support your com-
munity organizations. (If you
would like to reserve a table
contact Janet Getchell at 946-
1668.)

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,

Kids are ,
for the birds
The Big "0" Birding Festi-
val Committee is planning
something new this year, a
"Kids are for the Birds" activi-
ty day in Tom Perry Memorial
Park in Moore Haven. Build
birdhouses, learn about
Florida's 15 species-of bats,
what flowers you should
plant to attract native birds
and butterflies, and more.
Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and ven-
dors are welcome. For more
information call (863) 946-
0300 or e-mail twhirls@glades
countyedc.com.

Volunteers
needed
Final preparations are
being made for the annual
Glades-Hendry County Big
"0O" Birding Festival, slated for
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conrjer Building in
Moore Haven. Volunteers are
needed to install signage, help
set up tables, man registration
booths and serve as ambassa-
dors for gloriously natural
Glades County and America's
Sweetest Town. For more
information call (863) 946-
0300 or e-mail twhirls@glade-
scountyedc.com.

Lake Level

I 16.99

above sea
level

Index
Classifieds ... ...20-23
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion ... ..4
School . . . .9
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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GC SB acts in child protection


By MaryAnn Morris
The shocking details of the
kidnapping of nine-year-old Jes-
sica Lunsford from her own bed
galvanized lawmakers across
the country into action. Jessica
was taken from her bed the
night of Feb. 23, 2005 by Robert
Couey, a convicted sex offender
who had moved to a new loca-
tion, about two miles from the
Lunsford home without notify-
ing police of his address
change, as required by law.


Robert Couey's half-sister
lived across the street from the
Lunsford's home and was a fre-
quent visitor there. After a fruit-
less three-day search for Jessi-
ca, Mr. Couey was picked up
and questioned in the disap-
pearance. Police found Jessica,
still clutching her favorite toy,
buried in a shallow grave under
the back porch of Robert
Couey's sister's mobile home
across the street from the
Lunsford home.
The nature of the crime, so


close to a child's home spurred
lawmakers to tighten restric-
tions on those convicted of sex-
ual crimes against children' and
increase penalties for those sex
offenders who violate the laws
intended to control them.
The Jessica Lunsford Act,
signed into law May 2, 2005,
requires sexual predators and
offenders to report in person
twice a year to the sheriff's
office in the county in which he
or she lives. Failure to do so is a
third degree felony.


The cleanup: Buckhead Ridge hurricane recovery


Glades County Democrat/MaryAnn Morris
One Buckhead Ridge owner, discouraged by storm damage this. year, on top of storm
damage last year, has debris hauled off and the lot is up forzsale, Monday Nov..14.

BHR continues recovery efforts
ByMaiyAnnMorris I -. .. -'- .-. .


It is.a far different Buckhead
Ridge today than it was after Hur-
ricane Wilma three weeks ago.
The winds of Wilma seemed
to finish what the four hurricanes
of 2004 started. Roofs went last
year. The carports and porches
that were left went down with
Wilma. But where lawns were
littered with aluminum, flimsily
constructed house walls and var-
ious belongings three weeks
ago, now neat piles of debris
await pickup along the road-
sides.
"Debris removal seems
awfully slow," said Darryl
Lacroix, a native of the state of
See Recovery Page 12


The front addition to this Buckhead Ridge home, flat-
tened by Wilma three weeks ago, now lies by the road-
side for pickup,on Monday, November 14, 2005.


Our message the community


Since Hurricane Wilma
swept through the area last
month, damage to our office on
Sugarland Highway in Clewiston
has forced our staff to work from
their homes sometimes also
damaged and at the office of
our Hendry County sister paper,
the Caloosa Belle.


As others in the community
have done since the storms, the
staff of the Glades County Demo-
crat, have persevered through
the difficulties each week to pub-
lish a timely and relevant news-
paper containing important
information for the community. I
would like to thank not only all of


our dedicated team who met this
challenge, but also thank the
community for your patience
and understanding during this
difficult time.
Looking to the future, as the
storm recovery continues, we
See Message Page 12'


Thanks to the act, it is now a
criminal offense for anyone
attempting to hide sexual
offenders from the police. This
includes not notifying law
enforcement of the where-
abouts of an offender's non-
compliance. Had the act been
law when Jessica Lunsford was
abducted, she might be alive
today.
All school districts in Florida
are required to screen their
employees, thoroughly, instruc-
tional and non-instructional. Ver-


ification of an employee's identi-
ty and screening through the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) and -the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) is required before anyone
may work for a Florida school.
This includes fingerprinting. All
teachers, substitute teachers,
librarians, custodians, office
workers; anyone who may come
in contact with the children.
The Lunsford Act now requires
See Child -Page 12


Agencies offer



relief, funds



for recovery


By Bil Fabian
CLEWISTON The ongo-
ing recovery efforts following
Hurricane Wilma have begun to
shift gears, with the immediate-
needs of temporary roof repairs,
emergency medical supplies,
and temporary shelters having
been largely addressed,
although there are certainly still
pressing needs in some areas.
However, now that most res-
idents have been able to dean
up inside and outside' their
homes, and water is no longer
'pouring through their ceilings, a
lot of folks are turning their
attention to' getting their homes
and businesses back into a state
of permanent restoration.
Federal and state agencies
have arrived on the scene in the
Glades area to help homeown-


ers and business owners with
the ,process of cleaning up,
rebuilding, and repairing their
properties.
These agencies are offering
relief, largely in-: the form of
monetary distributions by the
* Federal Erfergency: Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA), the .U.S.:
Small Business Administratin.
(SBA), and the state of Florida's -
Bridge Loan Program, among
others.
The paramount delivery of
assistance to those who qualify
.was a presentation of $2 million
to b,e used for Bridge Loans in
Clewislon and Moore Haven.
The funds were presented to
representatives from the com-
munity at Big Lake National
Bank..
See Counties -7-Page 12


Flint honored



for his service



to the public


. FORT MYERS As the
youngest member of the Florida
Senate, State Senator Dave Aron-
berg (D-Greenacres) continues
to show young people that poli-
tics is not a spectator sport. Each
year, Senator Aronberg's
fundraising event raises money
to send local high. school stu-
dents on a trip to their state capi-
tal to receive a real-life, up-close,
civics lesson.
* The annual .event, which
took place on Tuesday, Nov. 15
at 8-a.m. at the Pelican Preserve
Country Club in Fort Myers, is a
non-partisan gathering that


brings together local business
and community leaders .'to
honor outstanding. Southwest
Floridians for their dedication to
public service. In turn, allpro-
ceeds from the. breakfast go
toward the annual "Southwest
Florida Teens Take Tallahassee"
trip to the Capitol. Approximate.
ly 30. area high school students
will be. awarded an all-expense
paid trip to Tallahassee to watch
the Legislature in action, meet
with elected officials and tout
two state universities.,
.See Honor Page 12


'Readin', 'Ritin', and 'Rithmetic


By Barbara Oehlbeck
'Readin', 'ritin', and 'rith-
metic aren't exactly what they
used to be especially when
considering there's someone
like Larry Russell Luckey, II,
using his considerable talents
and abilities to make the three
Rs interesting and challenging
for all his students at West
Glades Elementary and Middle
Schools, where he is the prin-
cipal.
Larry Luckey says, "We are
celebrating Children's Book
.Week all this week. This is the
sixth year I have been planning
celebrations for this special
week. I've always had a blast
and so have the students. This
week is designed for all our
students to have a good time
with the different activities
encouraging students to read


books. .Sunshine State Stan-
dards support our activities;
our celebration (was) from
Nov. 7-11.
"Each day classrooms
(had) the opportunity to win a
popular children's book. Dur-
ing West Glades' morning
show, an excerpt from a book
will be read and the first class-
room to buzz in with the cor-
rect title, will win a copy of that
particular book," he said.
Also in the special plans for*
the contest was a door-deco-
rating contest for participating
classrooms that chose a
favorite class book and deco-
rated their door to celebrate
that favorite book. The doors
were judged Thursday, Nov. 10
at 3:30 p.m. Winners will be
announced at the Fall Festival.
There will be a winner from
each building that will receive


an award. The' prizes will be a
$20 gift certificate for the
teacher and snow cones for all
the students.
There is a special activity for
each day of Children's Book
Week. This year's lineup of
events includes: Being a good
sport and reading, this was for
Monday.
For Tuesday, Wear a favorite
sports jersey, Wednesday, Hats
off to reading when students
are asked to wear their favorite
hat. On Thursday the question
is asked: Who's your favorite?
The Fall Festival Dress stu-
dents have the opportunity to
dress up as a favorite book
character, and on Friday, Nov.
11 simply snuggle up with a
good book, and each class had
a read-in at school on that day.
See Reading Page 12


Glades County Democrat/MpryArfn Morris
Buckhead Ridge residents
As evidenced by this photo taken on Nov. 14, 2005 Buck-
head Ridge residents are rebuilding' after Hurricane
Wilma trashed through carports, porches and screen
rooms three weeks ago.


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In the Military


Dora D. Mapp
Navy Seaman Apprentice Dora
D. Mapp, niece of Rebecca Mapp
of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and sister of
Mary D. Mapp of Belle Glade, Fla.,
was recently promoted to her cur-
rent rank upon graduation from
recruit training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, 111.
Mapp received the early pro-
motion for outstanding perform-
ance during all phases of the
training cycle. Training which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval cus-
toms, first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and shipboard
and aircraft safety. An emphasis
was also placed on physical fit-


ness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet. "Battle Stations"
is designed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Mapp is a 2005 graduate of
Glades Central Community High
School of Belle Glade, Fla.


'Spruce your Pooch'


will send kids to DC


Dennis Wayne "Denny" Baughi

Dennis Wayne
"Denny" Baughman III
Dennis and Amanda Baugh-
man of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
son, Dennis Wayne "Denny"
Baughman III. He was born June
21, 2005 at Martin Memorial Hos-
pital in Stuart. At birth, he
weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces,


man III
and was 20 inches long.
Denny's maternal grandpar-
ents are Lewis and Maureen
Thomas of Okeechobee; paternal
grandparents are Jill Sconyers and
the late Dennis Baughman of Belle
Glade. His great-grandparents are
Greta and the late Simon Van Beek
of Candler, Gene and Betty Murphy
of Pahokee, and Joan and the late
Wayne Baughman of Belle Glade.


CLEWISTON On Saturday,
Nov. 19, Bond Street will be
closed off for a special event just
in time for the holidays called,"
Spruce your Pooch". The Crimi-
nal Justice III class will be wash-
ing, grooming and "glamming
up" dogs with Christmas ban-
dores for a donation.
There will also be a barbeque
chicken dinner available for $5
(For the dog hungry owners). If
you have already purchased a
barbeque dinner ticket from. the
Criminal Justice student, the
ticket will be honored that day.
Dinners will also be available for
purchase by the community
without a ticket. "Spruce your
Pooch" will begin at 9 a.m.
Come out and join the fun.
This fundraiser is for third year


Criminal Justice students, under
the leadership of Capt. Christine
Peterson, who will be traveling to
Washington, D.C. in January for
an up class to look at the govern-
ment system, these students all
have an interest in a career in law.
The class has been honored while
in Washington, D.C., to participate
in a special wreath ceremony at
the Arlington Cemetery. They
have selected their leader, "Mrs.
Peterson" to be the one to actually
lay the wreath on the grave.
This class held a 9-11 memorial
service earlier this year honoring all
the men and women serving our
community in law enforcement, as
well as our firefighters and EMS
workers. They also held a special
Veteran's Day ceremony to honor
our local veterans.


Sweet Potatoes are


vegetable superstar


Submitted to INI/Wayne and Jan Boswell
Pet of the Week winner
Stories abound about cats who have used up many of
their nine lives and after Larry's harrowing tale of sur-
vival following being trapped in a sugarcane field when it
was being burned, you have to wonder i| there is a sep-
aration of myth and fact in the nine lives theory. Larry has
fuli recovered from his burns and additional trauma
inflicted upon him and if there was ever a pet that need-
ed a day of pampering, it is Larry. Larry is this week's Pet
of the Week winner and has earned a day at Doc Savvy's
Animal Clinic's pet spa in Belle Glade. Larry is the pet of
Wayne and Jan Boswell and Doc Savvy 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 at the spa.


Attorney general joins


with state attorney


MIAMI Attorney General
Charlie Crist and Miami-Dade State
Attorney Katherine Fernandez Run-
die sued a Miami-Dade County
man who allegedly violated Flori-
da's price gouging law by selling
generators for grossly inflated
prices while South Floridians were
without power in the wake of Hur-
ricane 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. Selling
essential commodities for uncon-
scionable prices during a hurricane
emergency is a violation of Florida
statutes.
"Hurricane Wilma caused death
and destruction across South Flori-
da, the results of which are still all
too evident," said Crist. "People are
trying desperately to return their
lives to normal. They have been vic-
timized once, and we are deter-


mined to ensure they are not victim-
ized a second time by profiteers."
State Attorney Rundle couldn't
agree more with Attorney General
Crist.
"Price gouging is one of the
most callous acts undertaken while
a community is suffering. In the
wake of the tragedies that hurri-
canes 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 damaged communi-
ty," said Rundle.
As Wilma struck Florida, Medi-
na, of Miami Beach, traveled to
North Carolina and bought 35 gen-
erators 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.


But they're
still not yams!
With the Thanksgiving season
upon us, Sweet Potatoes are dis-
played more prominently in area
grocery stores. And I am happy to
see that most merchants correctly
label them: Sweet Potato (two,
words, capital S; capital P). Alas,
some people continue to call them
"yams".
Sweet Potatoes and yams are
two completely different plants.
Yams are front the plant family
Dioscoreaceae. Sweet Potatoes are
from the plant family Convolvu-
laceae and are related to Morning
Glory plants.
Sweet Potatoes are prehistoric
plants. Yams, somewhat younger
but still quite old, are traced to
50,000 B.C.
With the Sweet Potato plant, the
edible part is the storage root. The
edible part of the yam is the tuber.
Sweet Potatoes have a smooth, thin
skin. Yams have a rough, scaly skin;
Sweet Potatoes are moist with a
sweet flavor. Yams are drier and
more starchy than sweet.
Nutritionally, starchy yams just
can't compare to Sweet Potatoes.
Sweet Potatoes are one of nature's
"super vegetables," high in Vitamin
A and Vitamin C. Sweet Potatoes
also contain calcium, iron and thi-
amine and are rich in fiber.
Sweet Potatoes, which are
native to North America, are grown
in many parts of the United States,
including California and the Caroli-
nas. Yams originated in Africa are
imported from the Caribbean.
So how did these very different
plants become confused in Ameri-
can grocery stores? There are many
varieties of Sweet Potatoes. There
are many varieties of Sweet Pota-
toes and they come in different
colors. The first Sweet Potatoes
commercially marketed in this
country did not have the bright
orange flesh we are now accus-
tomed to. To distinguish the orange
Sweet Potatoes from their paler
cousins, a marketing executive
came up with the idea to call them


Serving The Lake Area Since 1980


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

"American Yams," and the name
stuck. The United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture specifies that
labels on any produce marketed as
"American Yams" must also con-
tain the words "Sweet Potatoes,"
on the label.
Whatever you call them, Sweet
Potatoes are a wonderful, naturally
sweet source of nutrition. A four-
ounce serving contains only about
150 calories, but is packed with
twice the recommended daily
allowance of Vitamin A. Some
nutritionists have suggested that a
meal that contains Sweet Potatoes
and Broccoli is not only colorful but
also well balanced nutritionally.
Sweet Potatoes can be eaten
baked, boiled or steamed. Some
people enjoy them plain, or with a
little cinnamon. Others want the
traditional Sweet Potato casserole,
garnished with pecans and marsh-
mallows. Sweet Potatoes can be
substituted for pumpkin Sweet
Potato pie tastes very much like
pumpkin pie.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


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A Glades garden



in the wild


By Barbara Oehlbeck

Sometimes Mother Nature
has a strange timetable, and this
year, seems to be one of those
times.
An early November wander-
ing walk through a piney woods
in Glades County brought about
more than one surprise. Facing
south on the edge of a saw grass
island/Serenoa repens, was one
lone, slender plant of the Alva
Flower with only two pearl-white
blossoms one with the normal
five petals, the other lacking one
petal but proudly holding its face
up to the pale sun as if it were per-
fect. The usual blooming time for
White Sabatia/Sabatia brevifolia
Rafinesque is late summer
through early autumn. Theywere
scarce last year, yet some few
were found with branching dus-
ters shining white above runs of
native grasses where they re
frequently found. Their thin, wire-
like stems don t seem strong
enough to penetrate tough native
turf, yet they do, apparently suf-
fering no ill effects.
A native member of the Gen-
tian family, the Alva Flower, has
gone down in history according
to the record book of the Alva
United Methodist Church the
time being a century ago, more
or less: A tiny white flower
spread over the earth, so Captain
Peter Nelson (a Dane and the
founder of Alva), a botanist as
well as a navigator, accepted the
name which nature and the Dan-
ish language supplied, and called
his town "Ava".
Even in the last part of this
year, golden rod was still waving
in the wind, its clusters of fluffy,
pure yellow-gold flowers as
vibrant as they were in high sum-
mer. The species Solidago fistu-
losa P. Miller frequents dry
pinelands throughout Florida,
painting roadsides and fence-
lines with masses of spun gold.
Three other varieties also grow
throughout the Land of Flowers.
By the end of January, those
who are enamored of wildflow-
ers, can always count on finding
fresh, new mounds of pennyroy-


aVPhiloblephis rigida Rafinesque.
However, in mid-December of
last year, sprawling mounds of
one of Mother Nature's most well
behaved ground covers was in
full and fragrant bloom. The dif-
fusely branched stems of these
spreading herbs have numerous,
small, close-set narrowly lanceo-
late leaves that rather resemble
young cedar needles.
Pennyroyal's color is that of
the lavender-orchid hue of the
rainbow, and its aroma is clean
and spicy. In simply walking by
the plants, the enticing fragrance
wafts all about. Although Penny-
royal blooms more or less
through all the year, in warm or
cold weather its fragrance and its
shading of color is diminished.
It's in the in-between seasons
that her color and perfume are at
their best.
Buchnera/buchnera ameri-
cana Linnaeus is seldom seen in
wintertime. Perhaps in keeping
with the uriiTualfiess of this one,
the erect slender stems of these
hispid perennials -with open
spikes of small, nearly symmetri-
cal flowers were found in the
meadow south of the pond, both
the bright lavender variety as
well as the pure white. Favorite
homing places for Buchnera are
sandy roadsides, as well as
pinelands with open pockets of
sunlight.
Dotted throughout open
woodlands, pastures and piney
flatwoods, yellow star
grass/Hypoxis juncea and H.
wright, have lingered long or
appeared extra early. The small
smiling faces appear on short
flower stalks, a striking contrast
to the rich mahogany pine nee-
dles that carpet the forest floor or
the emerald green of pastures.
The wondrous wildflower
gardens of Glades County may
not be awash with acres of vivid
colors all at one time at this time
of year, yet, it may be a little like
the nicest things come in small
packages. Although many of
winter's wildflowers are single
and solitary, they are nonethe-
less jewels on the native land-
scape that cannot be seen in
man-made gardens.


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Letter to the Editor


Honor our veterans
Dear editor:
As we pay tribute to our armed
forces past and present this Veter-
ans Day, I am reminded about the
value of freedom in this great
country. We owe a debt of grati-
tude to the brave soldiers who
have fought for our safety and
security and have given us the
privilege to live in a free land. This
day takes on additional signifi-
cance, as we support and reflect
on the deployed troops in Iraq,
Afghanistan, and elsewhere
, throughout the world.
Though officially recognized
as Veterans Day in 1954, Novem-
ber 11th was originally recog-
nized at the conclusion of World
War I in 1918 as the day that
ended "the war of all wars." Since
then, November 11th has rightly
become a day of remembrance
and tribute to all uniformed indi-
viduals who have fought in the
name of America in the name of
life, liberty and the pursuit of hap-


piness.
After the attacks on September
11, 2001, I sat with President Bush
at the Cabinet Room table as we
discussed what was to follow. It
was that day we truly realized that
our freedom and future safety
were at stake, and direct action
was required. Our courageous
military willingly accepted the
call-to-action, and still today they
continue to persevere under
harsh circumstances.
In response to the needs of
these men and women that risk
their lives each day and our veter-
ans from throughout the country,
President Bush and this Congress
have supported the greatest
increases in veterans spending
and benefits in our history. Today
we are spending more money
then ever before on veterans'
care, increasing their health care
benefits by 47-percent over the
past five years.
Even so, there is still more to
be done. Since taking office, I
have joined my Senate colleagues


on a number of measures impor-
tant to improving services for vet-
erans and military retires, includ-
ing major improvements in health
care services. In the 2006 Budget
Resolution, we rightly set aside a
full $70 billion for the Department
of Veterans Affairs almost half
of this amount specifically desig-
nated for the Veterans Health
Administration.
Not only are we focused on
improving veterans' healthcare,
but I also joined my colleagues to
co-sponsor the Senate Retired Pay
Restoration Act (S. 558). This leg-
islation would allow military
retirees to receive full concurrent
receipt of both deserved-disability
compensation and retirement
pay, regardless of the disability
rating. In addition, individuals
who have retired or separated
from military service due to a
service-connected disability
would be eligible for concurrent
receipt of veterans' disability com-
pensation and either military
retired pay or combat-related spe-


cial pay. This will be effective Jan-
uary 1, 2006.
Another important issue for
veterans and their families is sur-
vivor benefits. By passing the Mili-
tary Survivors Benefit Equity Act
(S. 185), we can repeal the reduc-
tion of military survivor benefit
pay (SBP) annuities for survivors
receiving dependency and indem-
nity compensation (DIC).
Teddy Roosevelt once said, "A
man who is good enough to shed
his blood for his country, is good
enough to be given a square deal
afterwards." In that same vein, I
too believe we must come togeth-
er as a nation to commemorate
and reward the sacrifice of our
men and women that have fierce-
ly protected our freedom. On this
Veterans Day, I commend our
dedicated veterans for their sacri-
fices to our nation, and I want to
reaffirm my commitment to pro-
tecting our veterans for many
years to come. God bless.
Senator Martinez


Being a wild donkey isn't always bad


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
There's a true story that comes
from the sinking of the Titanic. A
frightened woman found her place
in a lifeboat that was about to be
lowered into the raging North
Atlantic. She suddenly thought of
something she needed, so she
asked permission to return to her
stateroom before they cast off. She
was granted three minutes or they
would leave without her.
She ran across the deck that
was already slanted at a dangerous
angle. She raced through the gam-
bling room with all the money that
had rolled to one side, ankle deep.
She came to her stateroom and
quickly pushed a side her diamond
rings and expensive bracelets and
necklaces as she reached to the
shelf above her bed and grabbed
three small oranges. She quickly
found her way back to the lifeboat
and got in.
Now that seems incredible
because 30 minutes earlier she
would not have chosen a crate of


oranges over the smallest dia-
mond. But death had boarded the
Titanic. One blast of its awful
breath had transformed all values.
Instantaneously, priceless things
had become worthless. Worthless
things had become priceless. And
in that moment she preferred three
small oranges to a crate of dia-
monds.
There are events in life, which
have the power to transform the
way we look at the world. Wilma
has done that for many of us. A
roof over our heads, lights that go
on when you flip a switch, meals
that don't come. in a box, a hot
shower many of these things we
took for granted. Many of these
things I appreciate even more now
- especially since there are still
many who still can't appreciate
them yet. There, but for the grace
of God, go I.
One church member com-
mented, "I suppose this develops
our character." Someone else said,
"Rather it reveals it." We have seen
that. Life's storms do not cause
weaknesses they reveal them.


We have seen it in the people
around us. Some have become
priceless. Some have been worth-
less. Some have been downright
ugly. Some have taken advantage
of the situation. Thank God many
more have risen up to help their
neighbors and our community.
It is said that when the wild don-
keys in the Midwest are threatened
by a wolf pack or some danger,
they group up with their heads
together. Picture. trying to
approach them! Any threat that
comes their way gets fended off
with many swift kicks. All the don-
keys, by putting their heads togeth-
er, not only protect themselves, but
help protect the flanks of their
neighbors from the threat that's
facing them.
I've seen people, however, who
have done just the opposite. When


trouble comes they start kicking
out, but because they don't have
their heads together with those
around them, they usually end up
kicking those closest to them. I opt
to go with the wild donkey philoso-
phy of putting our heads together
in times of crisis.
In these continuing days of
post-Wilma, let us embrace the
blessings we have, put our heads
together to meet the problems that
threaten us, and support one
another in our flight back to nor-
malcy, in whatever shape or form
that may take.
Remember that every cross in a
Christian's life is a precursor to total
victory, and that while life is hard,
God is good, and God can help us
deal victoriously with life's hard
times.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hey! My
name is Dan and I have great pets. I
have a Golden Retriever dog
named Groucho, and three cats
named Huey, Duey and Luey. They
all get along wonderfully. They
sleep together, play together, and
even eat together. As much as it
seems that Groucho loves cats,
why does he want to chase cats
with a vengeance when we are out
for a walk? Thanks Doc, we love
your radio show! Dan and Melissa
Carter in Clewiston.
A: Well hey to you Dan! Okay,
there is nothing really too technical
about this one. It is more like an
observation, and an opinion. Dogs
that grow up with cats almost
always get along pretty well. In
your case, they are extremely well
adjusted. Good job on your part by
the way! General rule of thought for
a dog is that they consider the cats
at home to be family. Cats outside
are considered, well, food I guess?
There is a code that most dogs
adhere to, "It's okay to attack the
cat across the street but, you simply
don't eat family." Yes Dan, even
some things are strictly taboo for
man's best friend. Take care, Doc
Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Since the
Garlic Festival is coming up soon, I
thought I'd get your take on an
urban legend. Is it true that garlic
kills fleas and gets rid of worms for
dogs? Thanks Doc, Kate in Delray.
A: Ha! You know, I grew up
hearing that from my Auntie in
London. She used to give her dog


Doc Savvy
Freddie garlic pills all the time.
From what I have heard, garlic
claims to kill fleas, get rid of worms,
lower your blood pressure, and
cholesterol, as well as keep vam-
pires away. Now, what are the
facts? Garlic does in fact lower your
blood pressure and cholesterol: It
also acts as a blood cleanser, which
is how it lowers cholesterol. Being
that it is a cleanser, it also increases
they need for going, you know, pot-
tie! So, it does in fact help to elimi-
nate worms, but doesn't rid the sit-
uation. Hmmmm, garlic festival? I
hope they have plenty of port-o-
potties out there! Yikes! Hope that
answers your question Kate. Best
wishes, 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. on 93.5 FM's The Big.
Dawg.


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By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
People asked us what we want-
ed when I was first married. We
needed awasher and dryer to com-
plete the things needed to get our
household underway, but we got a
silver tea set instead.
The church decided to give us a
gift a tea set with a silver tray and
silver creamer and sugar bowl, and
two hurricane lamps, and a silver
coffee pot. It didn't help. Then
someone found out that my moth-
er had a store and they asked for all
the gifts back so that they could get
them engraved. Nothing went
back, and everything went to the
store two churches later. We got
our washer and dyer and it was
something that was wanted and
useful. For all of the time we kept it,
I don't ever recall using the silver
set.
I remember hearing comments
about eternal polishing it would
take and how quickly it seemed to
tarnish. We kept it out of sight -
polishing all of those was a long
operation. Lately, I've been seeing
trucks loaded'and people standing
in line for whatever came out of
them. I've seen lots of bottles of
water, but we haven't been under a
"boil water" warning for some
time. I've seen lots of canned
goods. Someone asked if I could
use some canned goods for our
food pantry and I said yes.
Their homes were severely
damaged and they need clothes
and funds to help with what insur-
ance doesn't cover, but they've got
lots of canned goods instead.
Recently, as I was helping a
donor unload a trailer, our needy
received cases of aspirins. I thought
that this was a bit ironic the
headaches people have are not
likely to be relieved by aspirins. We
also got lots of beans on that ship-
ment nothing to go with them,
but lots of beans. As I watch what is
given, I often wonder just what
goes through the' minds of some
givers. I credit many of them with


meaning well, but wonder just
what they have thought about the
needy they're intending to help.
The question was raised in the
Bible, too. The Lord puts forth a
question to teach those who listen
to him, "Which of you, if his son
asks for bread, will give him a
stone? Or if he asked for a fish will
give him a snake?" (Matthew 7:10)
Jesus goes on to say that even
weak or "evil" people know how to
give good gifts to their children, and
how much more will God reward
us when we ask for His good gifts.
In the meantime, I have been grate-
ful for those who ask, "What do
you need?" and then seeing that
what we need is what is given.
That's a special kind of charity it
bears something of the real caring
of the giver and is something that is
not wasted or not really wanted
anyway.
I have found that question,
"What do you need?" also helps
the receiver of gifts it causes
them to reflect on what it is that is
really needed and not something
that is just wanted for the moment.
Sometimes what is needed is
beyond the capacity of the giver to
give that's all right. Sometimes
surplus or unwanted items will be
gratefully received and used by oth-
ers, but other times not. Some-
times the receiver ministers to the
giver by graciously accepting
something that is totally useless to
them or something not really want-
ed in the first place.
That's one of those cases when
there is truly more joy in the heart
of the giver than the receive and
not in the Biblical sense!
Every now and then, it comes
out right. I don't think that is an
accident, it is due to the care and
concern, true care and concern of
those who want to help, and the
honesty and humility of those who
are willing to receive. There is that
reminder that we know how to
really give and really receive and
God bless it. It is a foreshadowing
of what God does for us too giv-
ing what is needed and offering
with a grateful, cheerful heart.


Community Brief


Big 0 birding
festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big 0 Birding Festival to be
held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven, with tours in Glades
and Hendry Counties. This festival
is a joint venture of the Glades
County Economic Development
Council, Clewiston Chamber of


Commerce, and Hendry County
Tourism Development Council to
bring birders from around south
Florida for a weekend of tours, lec-
tures, arts and crafts and fun. Ven-
dors interested in participating
should contact Nita Choban at
(863) 983-8619. For more informa-
tion, e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or jregan@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or visit our Web site at
www.bigobirdingfestival.com.


Fishes and snakes;



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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, November 17, 2005


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Thursday, November 17, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Glades County Sheriff's
Office Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports do not indicate automatic
guilt. Anyone who wishes to do
.so, may contact the newspaper
upon the final disposition of their
case for publication.
Nov. 6
Chase Pearce, 21, of Buckhead
Ridge was arrested by Sgt. Ronnie
Baker on the charges of DUI;
Flee/attempting to elude Law
Enforcement Officer and Refusal
to Submit to DUI test. He was later
released on a $500 cash bond.
Nov. 7
Adrian Valadez, 18, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Brayan Enderle on the charge of
NVDL. He was later released on a
$500 cash bond.
Nov. 8
Lizina Bowers, 23, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on an active
Broward County Warrant. She
was later released on a $1,500
surety bond.
Nov. 9
Marvin Barton, 28,of Ft. Myers
was arrested by Deputy Queenie
Bell on an active warrant for fail-
ure to appear. He remains in cus-
tody with bond set at $2,500.
Market Duncan, 27, of Sparr


Florida was arrested by Sgt. Mike
Pepitone on the charge of Viola-
tion of Injunction from Marion
County. He was later ROR'ed.
Nov. 10
Jeff Raulerson, 40, of Okee-
.chobee was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on the charge of
Possession of Marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released on a
$750 surety bond.
Nov. 11
. Clayton Kersey, 18, of Arcadia
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Jason Griner on six (6) active war-
rants for VOP. He remains in cus-
tody with no privilege of bond.
Timothy Elmore, 19, of Miami
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Enderle on the charge of DWLS.
He was later ROR'ed.
Nov. 12
Walter Harris, 35, of Holly-
wood was arrested by Deputy
Dewayne Mc. Quaid on the
charge of Aggravated Battery with
a Deadly Weapon. He remains in
custody with bond set at
$100,000.
Nov. 13
Roger Brown, 49, of Lake City
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Endele on the charge of DWLS.
He was later released on a $1,500
surety bond.


Sexual Predator notification


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is advising the public
about a declared Sexual Preda-
tor, Candido
Sierra, Date of
Birth: 9/05/37,
who is now
residing at
2124 E. Main
Street, Paho-
kee, Florida .
Detective Pat
Englishby of
the Palm Candido
Beach County Sierra
Sheriff's Office
verified this address on Nov. 4,
2005.
On April 14, 1998, Circuit
Court Judge, Michael D. Miller of
the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit,
Palm Beach County, Florida


declared Candido Sierra to be a
Sexual Predator pursuant to
Florida Statue 775.21(4).
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is in the process of
notifying all licensed daycare
centers located within one-mile
radius of Sierra's residence.
The following is a description
of Candido Sierra:
ALIAS: Sierra Candy, Candido
Sr Sierra
SEX: Male
RACE: White
D.O.B.: 9/05/37
HEIGHT: 5' 02"
WEIGHT: 165 pounds
HAIR: Black
EYES: Brown
RESIDENCE: 2124 E. Main
Street, Pahokee, Florida 33476


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Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Arrests


Pioneer burglars
arrested
PIONEER When Oscar Vil-
lanueva returned to his home at
2250 Panama Avenue in Pioneer
Plantation on Oct. 23, at approx-
imately 6:10 p.m. he discovered
Matthew Gronberg, age 21, hid-
ing in a closet. Mr. Villanueva
called 911 to report the intruder.
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
responded and placed Gronberg
in custody. Sheriff Ronnie Lee
stated that as a result of the fol-
low-up investigation, Bronberg
also confessed to a previous bur-
glary at 2250 Panama Avenue as
well a burglary on Oct. 20, 2005
at 2231 Panama that involved
the theft of musical instruments
and firearms that were sold/trad-
ed for crack cocaine.
The investigation also
revealed that Omer Rotelli, age
21, was an accomplice in the
burglary at 2231 Panama. Gron-
berg was charged with two


counts of Burglary of a Dwelling,
one count of Burglary of an
Occupied Dwelling, one count
of Grand Theft of a Firearm and
one count of Dealing in Stolen
Property. Rotelli was charged
with Armed Burglulary, Dealing
Stolen Property and Grand Theft
of Firearms. Both men were
booked into the Hendry County
Jail.
Search warrant
leads to drug arrest
LABELLE Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Investigators
have arrested James Pender, age
19, for possession of marijuana.
According to Sheriff Ronnie Lee,
Pender Was arrested during the
serving of a search warrant by
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations
Division at 506 Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard in LaBelle.
Pender was booked into the
Hendry County Jail.


PBCSO arrested


fake lawyer


Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office arrested James Thomas
Withrow AKA: Cody for organ-
ized scheme to defraud, grand
theft and unlicensed practice of
law.
Between March 2004 and Feb-
ruary 2005 Withrow defrauded a
victim of $1500 in an on going
scheme during which he stated
to the victim that he is an attor-
ney. He then charged the victim
legal fees to represent him to pre-
vent the sheriff's office from
obtaining his vehicle through for-
feiture proceedings. He also pre-
pared a false lien on the vehicle.


Withrow is practicing- under an
unlicensed business called
Nationwide Paralegal Service.
In a separate case, Withrow
defrauded a second victim of
over $10,000 in a child custody
case.
PBSO has evidence that vic-
tims in other cases exist.
If anyone has been victimized
by James Withrow AKA: Cody or
Nationwide Paralegal Services
they are encouraged to contact
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, Detective Robert Drake at
688-4068 or Crime Stoppers at 1-
800-458-TIPS.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, November 17, 2005


FEMA/SERT



Florida Update


For disaster assistance call
(800) 621- FEMA (3362).
FEMA and the State advise
Floridians temporary housing is
a number one priority in disas-
ter assistance. Emergency
housing needs are handled by
ARC and state shelters.
For help with temporary
housing needs occurring as a
result of the disaster, call to
apply.
$24,049,372 in grants has
been approved (No loans yet)
391,340 people in the desig-
nated counties applied for fed-
eral disaster assistance
Grants and loans break-
down:
$14,896,242 approved in
Housing Assistance grants
o $9,153,129 approved in
Other Needs Assistance grants
$0-8 loans pending


approval in SBA low-interest
loans
15,561 people visited the 20
Disaster Recovery Centers
800 Inspectors in the field;
26,712 Inspections completed
*Those affected by Hurricane
Wilma in the disaster-designat-
ed counties of Brevard,
Broward, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Indian River, Lee Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach and
St. Lucie may apply for disaster
assistance online at
www.fema.gov
or
by telephone. The toll-free
number, (800) 621-FEMA
(3362), is operational 24/7, until
further notice. Those with
speech or hearing impairment
may call, TTY (800) 462-7585.


Important FEMA


update: Take care


We encourage all of those
affected by Hurricane Wilma to
beware of scam artists the last
thing anyone wants is for disaster
victims to become fraud victims.
That said, contrary to what
some media outlets have report-
ed, not all inspectors will be wear-
ing blue FEMA shirts this is a
team effort and there are inspec-
tors from other Federal Agencies
.(such as the Small Business
Administration) as well as private


contractors who work for FEMA.
The best way to ensure that an
inspector is legit is not to judge by
appearances whether they are
wearing blue shirts but rather
to ask for identification.
All contractors, FEMA inspec-
tors, and inspectors from other
government agencies who are
going into impacted communities
to help will have a photo ID and
an ID number. Before letting
inspectors in, ask for ID.,


auomittea to iiNi/nella ADDOI
Chris Shupe and Jim Johnson
Chris Shupe, President and CEO of Olde Cypress Com-
munity Bank, welcomes Jim Johnson to the bank's staff
as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. Mr. John-
son has extensive experience in the banking and finance
industry in Florida and is a graduate of Gannon College in
Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania School of Banking, and
the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin.


American Red Cross updates numbers


Grater Palm Beach Area Chap-
ter-wide Service Delivery Num-
bers Through Nov. 14:
Total meals/snacks distributed
In Chapter's jurisdiction:
2,254,825
Total financial assistance
cases opened in Chapter's juris-
diction: 2,821
Total health services contacts
in Chapter's jurisdiction: 7,024
Total mental health services
contacts in Chapter's jurisdic-
tion: 4,034
Total clean-up kits distributed
in Chapter's jurisdiction: 386
Total comfort kits distributed
in Chapter's jurisdiction: 23,093
Total Red Cross volunteers
and employed staff involved in
operation in Chapter's jurisdic-
tion: 1,078
Total Red Cross Financial
Commitment toward Wilma
Operation in Chapter's Jurisdic-
tion: $4,233,641
Red Cross Shelter Updates -


Nov. 14, Palm Beach County
Shelters
Bill Bailey Community Center,
1101 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Belle Glade (population 86)
Southern Florida Fair
Grounds, Expo West Building,
9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm
Beach, (population 227)
Hendry County Red Cross
Shelter
John Boy Auditorium, S WC
Owens Ave, Clewiston (popula-
tion: 162)
Red Cross Feeding Routes and
Locations-Nov. 14
All Red Cross feeding sites are
closed.
Red Cross Emergency Finan-
cial Assistance to individuals
affected by Wilma:
The American Red Cross,
Greater Palm Beach Area Chap-
ter is offering emergency finan-
cial assistance to individuals who
have suffered damage to their
primary residence. Red Cross is


Additional disaster


recovery centers


Nearly 29,000 citizens
already served by
FEMA recovery
ORLANDO New Disaster
Recovery Centers have opened in
five Florida counties Broward,
Hendry, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach,
and St. Lucie to help residents
who sustained damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma, according to the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and the Flori-
da State Emergency Response
Team (SERT).
Disaster Recovery Centers offer
information. No cash, checks,
debit cards or vouchers are distrib-
uted at Disaster Recovery Centers.
For distribution sites where water,
ice, meals, and other supplies are
available, please contact county
emergency management officials
for locations and hours.
The new DRC addresses are:
Hendry County
LaBelle Civic Center
481 West Hickpoochee Ave.
(SR 80) ,.
LaBelle, FL 33935 :
Palm Beach County
City Hall
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
West
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Palm Beach County
Gaines Park
1501 N. Australian Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Palm Beach County
Kings Point Main Clubhouse
7000 West Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Please also note that the DRC
formerly located in Hollywood
(Broward County) has been
closed.
All centers are open 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. seven days a week until fur-


their notice. The centers provide a
single location where people are
able to talk face-to-face with disas-
ter recovery specialists. Disaster
Recovery Centers offer many types
of recovery information. Additional
Disaster Recovery Center locations
are:
Glades County
Agricultural Center
900 U.S. Hwy. 27
Moorehaven, FL 33471
Hendry County
Wal-Mart Parking Lot
1005 W Sugarland Hwy.
(Hwy. 27)
Clewiston, FL 33440
Collier County
Career & Service Center
750 South 5th St.
Immokalee, FL 34142
Collier County
Everglades City Community
Center
201 Buckner Ave.
Everglades City, FL 34139
Lee County
Bonita Springs Community
Center
27381 Old U.S. 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Okeechobee County
Agricultural Center "
4200 Highway 70 East
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Palm Beach County
Jupiter Civic Center
106 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458
Palm Beach County
Pahokee Rec Center
360 East Main St.
Pahokee, FL 33476
Palm Beach County
Sugar Sand Park
300 South Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
St. Lucie County
Civic Center
2300 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34982


Floridians can apply for disaster unemployment


If the hurricane put
you out of work, you
may be eligible
ORLANDO Floridians who
lost income because of Hurri-
cane Wilma may be eligible for
Disaster Unemployment Assis-
tance (DUA), according to offi-
cials of the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and the State
Emergency Response Team
(SERT).
DUA is available to help those
people whose employment was
stopped or reduced by the hurri-
cane and extends unemploy-
ment compensation to those
who do not' qualify for regular
unemployment benefits, includ-
ing self-employed individuals,
owners of farms and ranches,
farm and ranch workers, and
fishers.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation administers the DUA
program in Florida in partner-
ship with the U.S. Department of
Labor and state and regional
workforce boards. Funding for
the program is provided by
FEMA.
To apply for DUA, log on to
www.fluidnow.com

and indicate on the application,
that it is a disaster-related unem-
ployment claim. To apply by
phone, call the state unemploy-
ment office at (800) 204-2418
during the hours of 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. EST, Monday through Fri-
day.
Interested persons must file
for disaster benefits within 30
days of the date of public notifi-
cation. For those affected who
live in Broward, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach and


St. Lucie counties, the DUA
application deadline is Nov. 28,
2005; for those who live in Bre-
vard, Indian River and Okee-
chobee the deadline is Nov. 30.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is pre-


pared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and
mitigate their impacts. Visit
www.floridadisaster.org
/> for the latest information on
the hurricane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts fol-
lowing any national incident.


FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers, and manages the
National Flood Insurance Program
and the U.S. Fire Administration.
FEMA became part of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
on March 1, 2003. For more infor-
mation visit www.fema.gov
< http://www.fema.gov/>.


able to offer financial assistance
for individuals and families most
immediate disaster-caused
needs if their primary residence
was destroyed or suffered major
damage.
Red Cross caseworkers will
go into our communities that
sustained damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma and begin adminis-
tering financial assistance for
immediate disaster-caused
needs.
Those with Hurricane related
damage can begin the process by
calling (866) GET-INFO (438-
4636).
How you can help
To make a financial contribu-
tion to the American Red Cross
Hurricane Wilma recovery
effort, please use one of the fol-
lowing methods.
1. Call 1-800-HELP-NOW


3. Mail to local chapter in care
of Hurricane Wilma
825 Fern Street, West Palm
Beach, FL, 33401
The American Red Cross is a
humanitarian organization led
by volunteers who provide relief
to victims of disaster and help
people prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies. For
more than 80 years, the Ameri-
can Red Cross Greater Palm
Beach Area Chapter, which
includes Glades, Hendry, Okee-
chobee and Palm Beach Coun-
ties, has been providing shelter
for families during a hurricane,
flood or fire, and teaching First
Aid, CPR, AIDS Prevention and
Water Safety. To learn more
about the work of the Red Cross
in communities, or to make a
donation, please call (561) 833-
7711 within the four service
counties, or contact the Web site


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Projects planned for the next
five budget cycles will be presented
during public hearings on the
Department of Transportation's
proposed work program this fall.
SIS projects selected for funding
must be consistent with adopted
local government comprehensive
plans and link to growth manage-
ment objectives in the new law.
Projects must also relieve a backlog
of transportation needs, provide
improved alternatives for moving
goods or support mobility within
designated multimodal districts
and, urban infill,, redevelopment
and revitalization areas.'
In addition, $52 million of Coun-
ty Incentive Grant Program and
Small County Outreach Program
projects were placed in the depart-
ment's work program in partner-
ship with counties this year to
improve roadways, safety and
transportation facilities.
Major SIS projects funded under
the new initiative include:
South Florida
Palmetto ExpressWay from
Sunset Drive to SW 32 Street:
Advancing construction of two
new lanes and improve three inter-
changes.
Port of Miami-Dade: Down
payment on the construction of a
multi-laned tunnel under the port's
main channel.
Miami International Airport:
Widening and realignment of inter-
nal access roads for circulation and
MIA Central Boulevard, the main
access to the passenger.terminal.


Southeast Florida
1-595 from SW 136 Avenue
to Florida's Turnpike: Acquiring
the right of way for the future
widening of 1-595 and inter-
change improvements.
SR 710 from 1-95 to Allapat-
tah Road, Congress Avenue to
Australian Avenue, Bridge
replacement over the Okee-
chobee Waterway, SR 70 to CR
609: Completing a Project Devel-
opment and Environmental
study for future improvements
including replacing the existing
two-lane bridge over the Okee-
chobee Waterway with a four-
lane bridge.
Palm Beach International
Airport: Constructing a taxiway
and designing a runway exten-
sion.
Southwest Florida
1-75 in Collier and Lee
counties: Advancing construc-
tion of the six laning of 1-75 from
Golden Gate Parkway to SR 80.
This design-build project will
improve the movement of peo-
ple and goods in the major
north-south corridor.
SR 70 from 34th Street to
Berman Road Expanding to
four lanes to support mobility
and economic growth in this
Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern.
Southwest Florida Interna-
tional Airport Designing a par-
allel runway and constructing
commercial aviation aprons to
allow the airport to operate
more efficiently.
Central Florida
1-4 from Osceola County
line to Volusia County Line:
Advance acquisition of right of
way for the widening of 1-4.
Railroad Construction:
Infrastructure for the rail main
line in Central Florida.
1-4 Maintenance of Traffic:
Maintenance of Traffic during
construction of the 1-4 improve-
ments and support for the opera-
tions and maintenance of the
future Central Florida Commuter
Rail.
West Central
Florida
I-4/Crosstown Connector:
Constructing the I-4/Crosstown
Connector project including
direct access to the Port of
Tampa.
U.S. 19: Advancing con-
struction of two additional lanes
on U.S. 19 from West Corn-
flower Drive to.West Foss Grove
Path, including the bridge over
the Florida Barge Canal.
SR 50 from U.S. 19 to
Mariner Boulevard: Constructing
two additional lanes to provide
six lanes along SR 50 from US 19
to Mariner Boulevard.
Northeast Florida
1-95 from Heckscher Drive
to 1-295: Advancing construction
of two lanes to complete a six-
lane facility on 1-95 through
Duval County.
I-10/Marietta Interchange:
Constructing the relocated inter-
change at I-10/Marietta inter-
change just west of 1-295 to
improve safety, operations and
capacity.


U.S. 17 from Creighton Rd
to Milwaukee Avenue: Advanc-
ing construction of two lanes on
an existing four-lane bridge to
complete six laning of section.
Northwest Florida
SR 263 Capital Circle from
Orange Avenue to Tennessee
Street: Advance purchase of right of
way for six laning of the SIS con-
nector facility consistent with Blue-
print 2000.
New Panama City airport/SR
79: Additional funds to support the
relocation of a new Panama City
airport, design and right-of-way
acquisition for future improve-
ments to SR 79. This funding will be
provided subject to federal environ-
mental approval.
U.S. 331 from Choctawhatch-
ee Bridge to SR 20: Advance acqui-
sition of right of way for future con-
struction of a four-lane facility.
With hundreds of new residents
moving to Florida daily, the state's
population is projected to top more
than 20 million by 2025. The "pay-
as-you-grow" system bases deci-
sions about new development on
the ability of Florida's communities
to provide adequate infrastructure.
Under the plan, comprehensive
plans now require a budget and
timeline to address the backlog of
infrastructure along with the
increased demands of new devel-
opment. Florida's strong economy
has generated funds to help
address the state's future trans-
portation needs along with the
backlog of infrastructure. The new
law will generate $7.5 billion to
address transportation backlogs
and future needs over the next
decade.
Florida Department
of Transportation
Program Summary
Transportation programs
receiving additional funding in Sen-
ate Bill 360:
Strategic Intermodal System
(SIS)
Summary: The Florida Legisla-
ture established Florida's Strategic
Intermodal System (SIS) in 2003.
The SIS is composed of transporta-
tion facilities and services of
statewide and interregional signifi-
cance. The SIS and Emerging SIS
include three different types of facil-
ities, each of which forms one
component of an interconnected
transportation system:
Hubs are ports and terminals
that move goods or people
between Florida regions or
between Florida and other markets
in the United States and the rest of
the world
Corridors are highways, rail
lines and waterways that connect
major markets within Florida or
between Florida and other states or
nations; and
Intermodal connectors are
highways, rail lines or waterways
that connect hubs and corridors.
Eligibility: Projects that are on
the SIS network and meet growth
management criteria.
County Incentive
Grant Program
(CIGP)
Summary: Provides grants to
counties to improve transporta-
tion facilities, including transit,


which are located on the State
Highway System or which relieve
traffic congestion on the State
Highway System.
Eligibility: All counties. Munici-
palities may apply through the
county. There is a 50 percent
match requirement related to this
program.
Small County
Outreach
Program (SCOP)
Summary: Assists small coun-
ty governments in resurfacing or
reconstructing county roads or in
constructing capacity or safety
improvements to county roads.
Eligibility: Counties with a pop-
ulation of 150,000 or less. There is
a 25 percent match requirement
related to this program.
Transportation
Regional Incentive
Program (TRIP).
Summary: Provides funds to
improve regionally significant
transportation facilities in regional
transportation areas.
Eligibility: There is a 50 percent
match requirement related to this
program.
Restricted by law to regional
transportation areas comprised of
one of the following:
Two or more contiguous
Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tions (MPOs);
One or more MPOs and one
or more contiguous counties,
none of which is a member of an
MPO;
A multi-county regional
transportation authority created
by or pursuant to law;
Two or more contiguous
counties that are not members of
an MPO; or
MPOs comprised of three or
more counties.
New Starts
Program
Summary: Provides capital
match up to 50 percent of the non-
federal share of transit fixed-guide
way projects, including rail and
bus rapid transit projects which
qualify under the Federal Transit
Administration New Starts pro-
gram. A New Start is defined as a
fixed-guide way rail.ttansit system
or extension, or bus rapid transit
system operating primarily on a
dedicated transit right of way.
Eligibility: Local and regional..
transit agencies, counties and
other governmental entities devel-
oping a transit New Starts project..
State Infrastructure
Bank (SIB)
Summary: The State Infrastruc-
ture Bank (SIB) is a revolving loan
and credit enhancement program.
In the growth management legis-
lation, there was $100 million
appropriated in FY 2005-06 to pro-
vide revolving account low-inter-
est loans. Eligibility requirements
were expanded to include proj-
ects identified for the Transporta-
tion Regional Incentive Program.
Eligibility: Governmental units
and private entities for use in con-
structing and improving trans-
portation facilities.


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start by saying let's talk art!
There's a hot new French word,
giclee, being used in the art world
today. It's not really a new word,
but it is hot! Giclee, giclee, giclee,
pronounced "zhee-clay". So, what
is giclee? A giclee is just about as
close as you can get to an original
piece of artwork.
When this printing process is
done with handmade collabora-
tions between the artist and a quali-
fied printer, these image reproduc-
tions become a unique work of art
in their own right.
One reason for this great new
fascination with the giclees is
because only recently the ink
industry has developed lightfast
inks making the giclees more
viable as permanent pieces of art,
and they can be printed on canvas.
An artist today can make a giclee
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citizens of the LaBelle area to know that people who have had
diabetes for several years are at risk to develop a potentially
blinding condition called diabetic retinopathy and need to take
steps to protect their vision.
The cause of diabetic retinopathy is that, over time, diabetes.
can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that
nourish the retina, the delicate lining at the back of the eye con-
taining light-sensitive nerve cells needed for seeing. Looking
inside the eye with an instrument that allows direct viewing of
the blood vessels, the eye doctor can diagnose diabetic retinopa-
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At 'Family Eye Care, we provide dilated eye examinations to
thoroughly assess ocular health to prevent the development of
ocular and medical complications of diabetes. Please call our
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Senate to boost Florida sex-offender laws


WASHINGTON, D.C. A key
House-Senate budget panel set
aside $2 million to help pay for
Florida's new program to moni-
tor convicted child sex predators
after they get out of prison.
The Florida Department of
Corrections would be able to
use the money to help imple-
ment the state's Jessica
Lunsford Act, a new law requir-
ing closer monitoring of convict-
ed sex-offenders. The money
would pay for GPS satellite
tracking devices, helping the
state keep an eye on these crimi-
nals after they are released from
prison.
Florida's senior U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson included the money in
an appropriations bill that, in
part, funds the federal Depart-
ment of Justice. Nelson's provi-
sion was approved by House
and 'Senate budget negotiators
late Monday. The full House and
Senate are expected to approve
the broader spending bill within
week.
"I'm glad we can help Florida
better protect children from con-
victed sex-offenders," Nelson
said, after passage of his provi-
sion. "And I believe there's more
we can do and that's to pass
federal legislation providing
grants to states that pass laws to
track these dangerous offend-
ers."
Just such a plan giving the
states a shot at grants for sex-
offender monitoring is pending
in the full Senate. Last month,
the Senate Judiciary Committee
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EDUCATION


Thursday, November 17, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Growing, learning at West Glades Elementary Glades County


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


$8 while adult sizes are $10.
Students who "go wild" and
meet three of their four reading
goals in the first nine weeks of
school will participate in a
Renaissance Celebration, which
includes a "sponge throw".
Those students who qualify will
get to throw wet sponges at a
variety of people including their
own principal, Larry Luckey, II,
and possibly some of their own
teachers.
There's a Safety Patrol now in
the lives of West Glades stu-
dents. The sponsor, Mrs. Backes,
says that 25 fifth graders are now
actively involved in the club and
they're all excited about a trip
that's being planned to St.
Augustine in the spring.
The West Glades Safety Patrol


is an honors club that serves to
protect the safety of students.
The members are active each
morning and each afternoon
during arrival and dismissal
times at the school.
And this year safety patrol
members have begun a school
store. It's probably safe to say
that this is the one and only
"rolling book store" in all of
Glades County! The book store
-is open for business before
school hours offering all sorts of
school supplies including paper,
pencils, rulers, compasses, fold-
ers, tablets and the like. Addi-
tionally, the Safety Patrol will
provide sack races at West
Glades Fall Festival, which was
Thursday, Nov. 10. .
And there's more. West


Glades has now finished their
first book fair of the year that fea-
tured an Open House as the
highlight of the event. Media
Specialist, Mrs. Stella Luckey,
says that one of the benefits of
the book fair is that the library
receives new books for every-
one to enjoy. The greater the
sales, the more books the school
acquires to fill the library
shelves.
Since West Glades opened in
August 2004, over $1,000 in books
has been added to the library
through book fair proceeds alone.
This year, the book fair was open
on a Saturday morning, which
allowed numbers of parents and
community members to attend.
Book fair events will be scheduled
throughout the school year.


SchooIl Calendlarv


Nov. 17: Open house; ele-
mentary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving hol-
iday
Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for
holiday
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 holi-
day
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 holi-
day
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 holi-
day
May 31: Last day for stu-
dents/early release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher
workdays
June 2: Last day for teachers


Submitted to INI/Bonnie Marchal
Hats off to reading!
Mrs. Sherri Fleming's 2nd grade class celebrating National Reading Week. Back Row L-R: Gerardo Mendez, Yaneisi
Leyva, Toni Frederick. Front Row L-R: Adan Zamarron, Chase Altman, Jamie Ferguson.


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GCD School Briefs


West Glades
Elementary School
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus driver
course for individuals who are
interested in obtaining their certi-
fication to drive school buses for
regular bus routes, extra curricu-
lar trips and substitute drivers.
Upon completion of the course,
individuals will obtain their Class
B CDL with Passenger endorse-
ment and S endorsement. If inter-
ested, you may contact Doug
Manke of the GCSD at (863) 946-
3662 or Scott Bass of GCSD at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13
Report available
The NCLB School Public
Accountability Report from
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School is available on the school
Web site
http://glades.edgate.org/moore-
haven/index.php, copies of the
report are also available in the
school's main office, 700 Terrier
Pride Drive SW, Moore Haven.
Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge has begun its


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


tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected chil-
dren before the court, social serv-
ice agencies and the community.
No special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commit-
ment to helping a child. Atten-
dance at three training sessions
held in Fort Myers is required.
Please contact Kelie Hedrick at:
(239) 461-4360 or (800) 269-6210
for more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability


Report" for Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School is now available
in the elementary school office.
If you would like a copy of the
report, please stop by the office
and one will be made available
to you.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing servic-
es, referrals and education relating
to the affects of domestic/sexual
violence in our community. The
meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven. To
get involved in the council or for
information about meeting dates
and times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s
Rural Extension (REACT): (863)
674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


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Lake Okeechobee area hurt by hurricane


By MaryAnn Morris
WEST PALM BEACH The
Lake Okeechobee area is still reel-
ing from the effects of Hurricane
Wilma.
Susan Gray, Executive Direc-
tor, Okeechobee Division of
SFWMD reported on conditions
in the Lake Okeechobee Division
of the District to the Water
Resources Advisory Commission
(WRAC) at their meeting held
Thursday, Nov.3 at the South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) headquarters in West
Palm Beach.
Along with Ms. Gray's report
on Thursday, other commission
members had information to
share. A subsequent telephone
press conference Friday, Nov. 4
added more details.
"There is extensive damage to
farm worker's housing and our
buildings, particularly for sugar
storage are badly damaged,"
reported Judy Sanchez of U.S.
Sugar in Clewiston.
"We will begin the sugar cane
harvest next week," said Barbara
Miedema of the Sugar Cane
Grower's Association. "It will be a
reduced harvest, but the cane has
dried out and is starting to stand
back up."
"We are working to repair the
areas of the Herbert Hoover Dike
eroded by the sieches during the
hurricane,".reported Dennis Duke
of the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (Corps). (Seiches are long
period, shallow waves, which typ-
ically develop' in bays, coves,
lakes or harbors. They can be ini-
tiated by sudden pressure
changes, or the arrival of a storm
surge.)
"The contract for the first
phase of the dike rehabilitation
project has been awarded," he
said. At the request of commis-
sion chairman Mike Collins, Mr.
Duke will have a full report on the
Herbert Hoover Dike for next
month's WRAC meeting.
"When you see close up pic-
tures of the erosion, particularly
with a person in the photo for
scale, it looks pretty dramatic,"
said Dean Powell, Deputy Director
of Watershed Management for
SFWMD on Friday. "From the air,


you see there is a lot of dike left."
Corps representative Cindy
Foley pointed out Friday that the
dike is about 300 feet wide at the
base, and the erosion that took
place was not a threat to the over-
all integrity of the dike.
"There was never any threat to
life or property by the erosion that
occurred," said Steve Duba, P.E.,
Chief of the Engineering Division
for the Jacksonville District of the
Crops.
Issues of water supply were
discussed in light of pending large
land developments in the Kissim-
mee Basin, particularly the Bab-
cock Ranch project.
"There is no science that we
have seen that tells us how much
water will or will not be available
on the Babcock property," said
WRAC Chairman Mike Collins.
The potential increase in surface
water runoff and phosphorus
loading due to increased fertilizer
use associated with land develop-
ment was discussed.
"We hope to see a revision in
environmental resource permit
requirements to require a reduc-
tion of 25 percent to 50 percent in
phosphorus runoff rather than
the no increase that exists under
current requirements," said
Chairman Collins.
Ms. Gray's report, Executive
Director of the Okeechobee' Divi-
sion echoed like matters. "The
Governing Board is looking at the
.installation and funding of for-
ward pumps in tandem with a
recession in the Water Supply and
Environment (WSE)", she report-
ed. "We are also looking at mov-
ing water north to the Indian
Prairie Basin, a traditionally
water-poor area.
"As a result of over 10 inches of
rain dumped by Hurricane
Wilma, the Kissimmee chain of
lakes rose to 16.94. That is above
where it should be. The rise in
those lakes has stopped now, but
it has not yet begun to drop," said
Ms. Gray. "We are discharging
water from Lake Okeechobee: At
Structure S-80 into the St. Lucie
River, 3,500 cfs, S-77 at the
Caloosahatchee River, 6,500 cfs
and at S-79, 10,319 cfs. Rain fell
on the lake, around the lake and
north of the lake. We have had a


tropical weather system affect the
area every month of the wet sea-
son this year. At S-65, the gates on
the Kissimmee River at Lake
Okeechobee, 8,000 cfs is coming
into the lake. Before the storm is
was 600 cfs," she continued.
"Hurricane Wilma stirred up sedi-
ment in the lake, enough to clog
intake screens of city utilities.
Water analysis tests are done,
SFWMD is waiting for the results."
At the Special Governing
Board meeting Wednesday, Nov
2, board member Irela Bague,
after a flight over Lake Okee-
chobee commented, "I saw the
lake after last year's hurricanes
and it looked like chocolate milk,
this year it looks like black cof-
fee."
Monitoring of water quality in
the lake has been increased with
runoff continuing to pour in. The
lake water is cloudy and the level
is high. This will slow the recov-
ery of the plants, which help
clean the water. When light does
not penetrate down through the
water, the submerged plants do
not grow.
"We had 12 inches of the wet
season total of 41.9 inches of rain-
fall with Hurricane Wilma, said
Ms. Gray. "The sieches were not
as bad with Wilma as they were
last year with Hurricanes Frances
and Jeanne, but the water level in
the lake was higher to begin with.
We had hoped to be able to have
a recession, a lowering of the lake
water level to 12 feet, but that was
when the lake level was around
15 feet. Now it is two feet higher,
over 17 feet and we're looking at
having to wait a year to begin the
recession."
"There is much damage to the
Storm Water Treatment Areas
STAs. Because of area damage,
like downed power lines some
areas are inaccessible. It will be a
month before we get the full pic-
ture," reported Tracey Piccone,
P.E. Lead Environmental engineer
for SFWMD. "But it appears that
the STAs planted with a mixture
of different plants, much like
,nature faired better than those
with only submerged vegetation.
Since the total phosphorus to be
removed was based on sub-
merged vegetation, the matter


Wilma victims eligible for disaster


ORLANDO, FLA Volunteer
lawyers from across the state of
Florida are available to provide
free legal assistance to citizens
affected by Hurricane Wilma. To
be eligible for the assistance, indi-
viduals must not have a lawyer or
the'resources to hire a lawyer,
must live in one of the 13 counties
designated for Individual Assis-
tance programs and must need
legal assistance as a direct result of
Hurricane Wilma.
For example, the volunteer
attorneys can handle questions
regarding insurance claims, land-
lord/tenant issues, general con-
sumer issues, and replacement of
wills and other important docu-
ments destroyed or lost. Persons
in need of such legal help are


urged to,.contact.,the Disaster
Legal Assi'tance toll-free hotline,
1-866-550-.2929, 8 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. weekdays.
The legal assistance program is
implemented by the American Bar
Association's Young Lawyers Divi-
sion under agreement with the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency. The Young Lawyers Divi-
sion of The Florida Bar is coordi-
nating these efforts in Florida. Dis-
aster legal services are intended for
people who do not have a lawyer
or cannot afford one.
Individuals calling the legal
assistance hotline should be pre-
pared to discuss their particular
problems and provide a phone
number where they may be
reached. All information will be


kept in strict confidence. Once it
receives this information, The
Florida Bar will contact a lawyer
about the inquiry. The volunteer
attorney will respond by phone
and explain to the citizen what the
laws are regarding his or her par-
ticular situation.
The counties designated for
Individual Assistance in the wake
of Hurricane Wilma are Brevard,
Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry,
Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach, and St. Lucie. For other
forms of disaster assistance, vic-
tims living .in these counties are
urged to contact the FEMA regis-
tration number, 1-800-621-3362.
For the speech or hearing
impaired, call TTY 1-800-462-7586.


will have to be reviewed."
The storm water treatment
areas are areas built to store
excess water and have been
planted with vegetation to take up
excess phosphorus before drain-
ing the water into the Everglades
to the south. Since the storm
dumped so much water, all STAs
are in flow-throughd opera-
tion, meaning water is not being
held, but is allowed to run
through as a flood control meas-
ure. These areas are also for recre-
ation such as duck hunting and
provide habitat for wildlife. High
water in the storm-water treat-
ment areas jeopardizes not only
their ability to reduce phospho-
rus, but habitat and recreation
activities as well.
"From the air, you see the
extent of the destruction: Trailers
and RVs blown up onto the levee
and into the control structures,
the line of vegetation up on the
side of the levee, cloudy brown
water in shallow areas where you
can usually seethe bottom," said
Mr. Powell. "We are pushing
debris out onto the levee to dry
with tow boats. Those are boats
with a sort of front-end loader on
the front of them. When it's dry
we'll haul it out."
"Since the hurricane and
through the months of recovery,
SFWMD staff is working alternat-
ing 12-hour shifts to deal with all
the problems associated with the
.widespread damage," 'said Chip
Merriman, Deputy Executive
Director of SFWMD. "Understand,
that is regardless of people's own
home situation."


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* $712,000 4BD/3BA home on 1+/- acre. Home has vaulted
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adjoining lot available.
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a completely
fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
* $950,00 Mini ranch in Alva. This 3BD/2BA mobile home
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* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits on
5+/- acres, This spacious home features an addition with it's
own entrance and much more. The property has a pond with
an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which rests on
5+/- acres features a new well and roof. Property is also fenced
with a shed and pond.
* $275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages
galore.
* $115,000 2BD0/BA mobile home on 2.5+/- acres in
Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country living year round or as a
weekend getaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under construction!
This mobile home is located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club.
The perfect weekend getaway or winter home. Call now for
completion date.
* $93,500 like new 3BD/2BA manufactured home on .50+/-
acres. The home features a split floor plan, garden tub in mas-
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* $82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Onona. The mobile
home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded in beautiful
palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000- l00+/- Hard to findl acres adjoining Badcock
property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded,lots of trees, fronts on
two roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025- \Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a
kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean bill of health.
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come
check it out before someone else does!
* $650,000 2+/- acre parcel in the heart ofAlva on busy SR
80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the property,.


Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
* $180,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-de-
sac street. One of only a few lots left in this quiet neighborhood.
* $145,000 4.70+/- acres. The perfect place for your dream
ranch. The property is secluded, yet close to town.
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a sin-
gle wide mobile home included with the property The mobile
home is to be sold "as is."
o$89,90M V prl Awm mobile
* $75,000 2.50+/- acres with beautiful old oaks, palms and
more. Access undetermined. Call for more information.
* $66,500 Four available adjoining lots in beautiful Montura.
All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre through
1.25+/- acres.
* $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on paved mad.
* $55,000- 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on Appalossa
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* $55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Montura,
* $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart of
Montura.
* $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montum.
* $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-sac, close to
schools and recreation.
* $65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an established neigh-
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* $60,000 .25+/- acre, Nice secluded lot on cul-de-sac with
green belt behind it,
* $59,900 .25+/-acre. Desireable lotin Glades County. Build
your dream home on this lot today!
* $55,000- .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
road in Montura.
* 54,900- .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
* $54,000. .25+/-acre. Don't let this perfect dream home lot
located in Lehigh Acres get away!
* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
build your dream home.
* $45,000. .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under the oaks on
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* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55 and
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* 1.84+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
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* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
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* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
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* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
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MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the mpidl% growing area
of llMusci Ideal for investment'
$59,1000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
MUSE
4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a manageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. S79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
PALMDALE
Affordable 3BR/2B mobile
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ten, located on an oversized
fenced lot. $79,900
Listed by Emily Ankeney
863.673.0141
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on a manicured
lot close to ever tiling' S95,900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066
LABELLE
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just out-
side of town! S 122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkle inside w/ new
carpet & paint $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340,6726


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2UR!IB ,mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
4-IBR/tB mobile home in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $160,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510
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Glades County Democrat/MaryAnn Morris
Landscape debris is being picked up, but building debris and
large household objects are still waiting their turn on Mon-
day, November 14, 2005.


One of many haulers working to clean up storm debris pre-
pares to dump the load to be chipped into mulch after being
checked into the staging area near Okeechobee.Airport


Recovery
Continued From Page 1
Maine who bought in Buckhead
Ridge last spring with an eye to
wintering here.
"All the scrap metal is getting
picked up almost as soon as it goes
out, guys just driving by in pickup
trucks are stopping and picking it
up," he continued and Waste Man-
agement is picking up the regular
household trash.
"It seems like they're getting the
worst, first," said another resident.
"They'll be on one street, and then
move to a different area."
The answer was tracked to the
Disaster Cleanup Team working in
Buckhead Ridge. This group actu-
ally works for the engineering firm
of Post, Buckley, Shuh and Jernigan
(PBSJ), who was hired by the Flori-
da Department of Transportation,
funded by FEMA, to handle
cleanup after the storm. PBSJ has
their Risk Emergency Management
Division (REM) that specializes in
debris cleanup as well as other dis-
aster-related services.
The same group was on site last
year after the 2004 hurricanes. They
are working Okeechobee County
and Buckhead Ridge in Glades


County. Currently, landscape debris
is being taken to a site behind the
Okeechobee County Airport Indus-
trial Park off U.S. 98 north of the City
of Okeechobee, where it is chipped
into mulch.
"No decision has yet been made
about what will be done with the
mulch," said site superintendent
Chad Painter, spokesman for the
PBSJ storm cleanup effort.
"We work 12-hour shifts, seven
days a week and we have since we
started and we will until we finish,"
said Mr. Painter. "So far, we've
chipped 38,000 cubic yards of tree
branches and other plant waste
and there's more to go. We do set
priorities. We do the highways first.
We still have some along S.R. 78
South. We still have some cleanup
in through Treasure Island and
other places.
"We pick up the plant debris
first to give residents plenty of time
to get their building debris to the
roadside. Sometimes it's not that
easy. It can't always just be dragged
off," said Mr. Painter. "When we get
done with thie landscape debris,
then we'll start the building debris."
"I was here after last year's
storms, working this same job," he
said. "This is not nearly as bad as
lastyear."


Counties
Continued From Page 1
The Bridge Loan program,
which is funded by state revenue,
is designed to allow citizens to
receive a low-interest loan in the
wake of disasters such as Hurri-
cane Wilma.
The program funding is piovid-
ed by a special appropriation acti-
vated by the state congressional
delegation, according to Bridge
Loan program representative
Mickey Valenti.
Additional low-interest loans
are available through the Small
Business Administration (SBA),
which has presented several pro-
grams designed to provide loan
assistance to homeowners,
renters, and business owners.
According to SBA Representa-
tive Eric Allen, the SBA also offers
mitigation loans that would pro-
vide additional funds equivalent to
as much as 20 percent of the pri-
mary loans.
The primary disaster loans
available include Home Disaster
loans, which are provided to
homeowners or renters to repair
or replace disaster damaged real


Child
Continued From Page 1
the screening of any vendors work-
ing on school property. Anyone
entering the school property under
a contract with the school board
must be fingerprinted and cleared
by FDLE and FBI.
Volunteers are generally treated
differently. Volunteers, generally are
never alone with children. They
work in classrooms with teachers,
in the school library or in the
school office in the presence of
school board employees.
"We screen everyone who
comes into the school. Everyone
who comes onto the school


Message
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would like our readers and the
community to know that we will
not be returning to the 626 W Sug-
arland Highway (U.S. 27) location,
and are now seeking an alternate
office space in Clewiston more suit-
able to our needs.
We will announce in your paper
when we have done so. In the
meantime, we will continue to
publish newspapers that we hope
serve the news, information, and
advertising needs of the communi-
ty well. Our staff can be reached at
the same numbers that you see
published in the newspaper, and


estate or property owned by the
victim. Renters are eligible for per-
sonal property losses, such as
automobile damage.
Business Physical Disaster
loans are available for businesses
to repair or replace damaged prop-
erty owned by the business,
including real estate, inventories,
supplies, machinery, and equip-
ment.
Non-profit organizations, such
as churches, charities, private uni-
versities, etc. are also eligible.
Economic Injury Disaster loans
provide working capital to small
businesses and small agricultural
cooperatives to assist them
through the disaster recovery peri-
od. According to Mr. Allen, major
economic injury has been suffered
in the wake of Hurricane Wilma
due to power outages, causing
losses in inventory to many food
vendors, as well as several days of
lost business.
According to Mr. Allen, qualifi-
cation for each loan requires
FEMA registration.
"Do not wait for your insurance
claims to be processed before you
apply for SBA assistance. The
application approval process may
take 40, 50 ,or 60 days," said Mr.


grounds, whether a parent, the.
wife of a teacher or volunteer
comes through the school office
and .hands his or her driver's
license to the school secretary, who
scans it and checks it against the
state list of sexual offenders/preda-
tors. Once an individual is cleared,
that person is issued a badge," said
Scott Bass, of Glades County
School Board Administration.
"There have been a few com-
plaints, but the office has gotten
pretty quick, it takes them less than
five minutes. This day in age, we just
can't be naive and assume every-
body's out for good things," he con-
tinued. 'All vendors are supervised
while they are on campus. Some-
one goes with them wherever they


will continue to be visible in the
community. We encourage you to
e-mail our news team at gcd-
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classads@newszap.com or call the
numbers listed in your newspaper
today.
While We are searching for a
suitable office, we can also be
reached in Hendry County at the
office of the Caloosa Belle; which is
located' at 22 Ft. Thompson Avenue
in LaBelle.
TomByrd
Vice President of Operations
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INI/Bill Fabian
$2 million in disaster relief funds are presented to (L-R) Lynn
Topel, Executive Director Florida's Heartland REDI (FHREDI),
Lester Baird, County Administrator Hendry County, K.S.
(Butch) Jones, Chairman of the Board Glades County BOCC
and Chairman of FHREDI Board of Directors, Janice Groves
Executive Director Hendry County EDC, and Tracy Whirls,
Executive Director, Glades County EDC.


Allen at a disaster recovery work-
shop on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
"Our services are very broad,
including everything from private
homeowners to churches and
non-profits. All we need to know
are the details of your situation,
and we can do a lot to help," said
Mr. Allen.


go. We have to be careful. For
instance, our high school is right on
U.S. 27,we have seven gates. Every-
one has to have a badge on cam-
pus, otherwise' school security will
accompany them to the school
office to get one ..
"The changes in the law have
helped. Now, if a sexual predator is
released, his or her probation offi-
cer will call the schools as to where
the school bus stops are to be sure
the offender's home is at least
1,000 feet away," he said.
"We know it may be inconven-
ient to show your driver's license


Honor
Continued From Page 1
"With the support of the com-
munity, deserving students will
have an opportunity to see state
government in action," Aronberg
said. "A trip .to Tallahassee will
breathe life into the words of their
civics textbooks, and will prove to
students that they can shape Flori-
da's destiny if they're willing to be


Reading.
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There probably aren't many
grown-ups, parents and grand-
parents alike, who can recall
such special events when attend-
ing school and this is only one


The turnaround for applica-
tions is approximately 40 to 60
days, and there are no applications
or closing fees.
For more information, please
contact the SBA Disaster Assis-
tance Customer Service Center at
(800) .659-2955, or via the Internet
at [http://www.sba.gov/disaster].


every time you come in, but we're
trying to keep the kids safe," said
Mr. Bass.
Steve Stinnett, Director of
Human Resources for Hendry
County had a similar story.
"We know our volunteers, most
of them have lived here all their
lives and volunteers are never alone
with children. There is always
someone else present. At the same
time, a volunteer, for instance who
might chaperone an overnight trip,
would be fingerprinted and run
against the sexual predator data-
base," he said.


engaged."
The breakfast recognized the
public service accomplishments of
four outstanding citizens in South-
west Florida: Karen Hawes, Lee
County Human Services Director;
The Honorable Joe Flint, Clerk of
Courts for Glades County;
Abdul'Haq Muhammed, Executive
Director of The Quality of Life Cen-
ter of Southwest Florida; and Cole
Peacock, Community Services
Manager for Chico's.


week out of the school year!
There are many, many more. If
you're lucky enough to have a
grandchild attending West
Glades you can show your appre-
ciation by a visit to the school or
a telephone call supporting
school activities that are sched-
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Gators power down Chargers 66-7 in playoff action


By Mark Young

BELLE GLADE If the nick-
name Chargers represent a
power source, the Glades Day
Gators did to the Shorecrest
Chargers what Hurricane Wilma
did to the Glades in creating a
massive power outage.
And it only took four and a half
minutes for the Gators to begin
unplugging the Chargers who up
to this point of the season had
posted some fairly impressive
offensive numbers, but had not
faced a quality team like the
SGators throughout the course of
their regular season.
The Gator defense ihas played
some impressive football this
year and the Nov. 11 first round
playoff game against the Charg-
ers vwas no exception as the
Gators put tht Chargers three and
out on their first possession after
Shuorcrest began on their eight-
}aid line with a failed reverse on
the kick off.
The Gators made them pay
and after a short punt, Glade Day
took the field on the Charger 34-
yard line and nine second later
took the early lead when Frank
Lugo broke it open for 34 yard of
pay dirt on the opening offensive
play for the Gators. Freshman
kicker Duslir Anaya, who was
perfect on the night with nine
extra points and a 26-yard field
goal, drilled the point after for a
Gator 7-0 lead with 9:54 left in the
first quarter.
The Gators would score a cou-
ple of minutes later when the
Chargers took the field on their
own 11-yard line and were driven
back to the one-yard line by an
aggressive Gator defense. The
Gators penetrated on the punt
attempt to get a hand on the ball
and Karl Charles picked up the


"The defense dominated and the offense was a
machine. Everybody played and everybody con-
tributed."
Craig Dobson,
Glades Day head football coach


INI/Mark Young
Gator supporters were decked out in the green and gold of their playoff football team and
had plenty to cheer and dance about as the Gators ticked off a 66-7 victory over the
Shorecrest Prep Chargers Nov. 11 at Gator field.


loose ball and trotted into the end-
zone from nine yard out.. Anaya
extended the Gator advantage to
14-0 with the extra point with 7:32
still left in the first quarter.
The Chargers managed a cou-
ple of first downs on their next
possession, including converting
on fake punt, but coughed the
ball up to Glades Day's Travis
Auwaerter two plays later on the
fumble and the Gators resumed
their offense from the Charger 48-
yard line. A 22-yard completion
from Josh McGregor to Andrew
Boccanfuso highlighted the six-
play drive, which was capped off
by a four-yard run from Lugo.
The Gators jumped out to a 21-0
lead with 2:14 left in the first
quarter.
The Charger offense was dis-
patched fairly quickly on their
next possession, turning the ball


over to the Gators on their own
45-yard line. Lugo gobbled up 33
yards on the first play and a
Charger personal foul set the ball
up on the Charger seven-yard
line. McGregor found Boccanfuso
for six of the yards and Lugo
scored his third touchdown of the
game in giving the Gators a 28-0
lead with 11:49 left in the second
quarter.
The Chargers were on the field
for one play before Ismael
Ceniceros fell on a Charger fum-
ble on the Charger.38-yard line
and one. play later, McGregor
threw a perfect strike to Boccan-
fuso for the score. Anaya contin-
ued his perfect streak for the
point- after and the Gators had a
quick 35-0 lead with 8:58 left in
the half.
The Chargers crossed into
Gator territory for the first time in


the ball game on their next pos-
session and threatened to find the
endzone, but Danny Burack
picked off the Charger pass and
returned it 95 yards for the score,
but it would be called back on a
penalty. The pick stood, however,
and the Gators began another
offensive trek to the endzone
from their own 35-yard line.
A combination of pass and
run plays, with some penalty help
thrown into the mix saw Lugo
score for the fourth time, this one
from 12 yards out to put the
Gators up 42-0 with 2:01 left in.
the half.
The Chargers wanted to put
something on the scoreboard
before the first half closed, but
Kyle Williams picked off a Charg-
er pass and returned it 35 yards
for the score, but this one too


would be called back on a penal-
ty. The Gators took over on their
own 20-yard line and looked to
run the clock out with a run up
the middle, but Lugo found 80
yards of open real estate and
scampered his way down the
field for the score.
The Gators opened up a 49-0
lead at the break.
Glades Day received the sec-
ond half kick and less than two
minutes later found the endzone
once again when McGregor hit
Andrew Joseph for a 35-yard
touchdown. Joseph hauled in
about a 10-yard pass and found
the endzone with some excep-
tional open field running as the
Gators took a 56-0 lead with
10:18 left in the third quarter.
The Chargers faced a younger
set of Gator defensive players
when they took the field for their
next possession and put together
a sustained drive to the Gator
one-yard line, but it would stop
there. Stacy Workman picked up
a Charger fumble on the one-yard
line and raced down the,sidelines
for a 99-yard score to give the
Gators 63-0 lead.
Anaya would add his 26-yard
field goal late in the third quarter
to round out the Gator scoring at
66 points. With a running clock,
the Chargers managed to avoid
the shutout with seconds remain-
ing in the game despite a valiant
goal line stand attempt by the
Gators who were looking to pre-


serve the shutout. But the Charg-
ers did score, much to the delight
of their loyal fans who made the
long trip from St. Petersburg to
support their squad and, the game
ended with a 66-7 Gator victory.
"We rolled boys," said Gator
head coach Craig Dobson. "The
defense dominated and the
offense was like a machine.
Everybody played and everybody
contributed. We had great prac-
tices last week and it transitioned
over to game time."
The Gators put together an all
around team performance with
their usual stubborn defense
forcing five turnovers and offense
who 237 yards on the ground and
130 yards in the air. The Gators'
one concern coming into this
game was special teams, but
those issues have turned to dust
with a stellar performance with
great coverage on kick offs and
had one punt blocked with a
return for a touchdown and the
kicking game for the Gators was
perfect.
The Gators will now face the
task of heading to Ft. Meade to
play a team that they have never
beaten. Ft. Meade defeated Evan-
gelical 21-14 despite a bold pre-
diction from Evangelical's head
coach that they would, "crush Ft.
Meade."
That didn't happen, so the
Gators will take their show on the
road and Ft. Meade may not
know what's coming for them.


Gary and Jenkins carry Devils to Regional Semi-Final Win


Blue Devils defeat
Miramar-Parkway
Academy 35 to 14
By Nina G. Wills

The Pahokee Blue Devils are
on the road to a third consecutive
,class 2B State title after playing
Miramar-Parkway Academy on
Nov. 11 in Broward County for
the Regional Semi-Final. It was
the first game for the Devils in
two weeks due 'to Hurricane
. Wilma. The team was rusty and
had some kinks to work out, but
over all the Devils' defense and
super star players Ricky Gary and
Janoris Jenkins carried the team
to victory.
On Pahokee's opening drive,
Rickv Gar sc.irrpier-J 15 yards
on a otuss-s'?-p play. Quarter-
oack- Roberi Lo,.e hit Martavious
Odomrns or a 4-l-yard gain and
&ith the ball o'n the Panthers 24-
vaio line, Loe rthrew to tight end
Un'Tavious Scott who made a
diving catch at the five-yard line.
Gary scored the Blue Devils' first
touchdown with a five-yard run
to the left, but the point after was
blocked.
The Parkway Panthers were
forced to punt on their first pos-
session of the game giving Paho-
kee the ball at their own 25-yard
line. Running back Janoris Jenk-
ins had a 20-yard run compli-
mented with a personal foul
called on the Panthers that added
15 more yards to the play. Full
back Anthony Atwell ran straight
up the middle to the five-yard line
giving the Devils another first and
goal. Pahokee was called for a
false start a penalty that would
occur several more times in the
game. Following a sack by the
Panthers, the Devils faced a
seemingly) impossible third and
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Ricky Gary rushed 12 times for 87
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Janoris Jenkins rushed 7 times for
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Vincent Smith rushed 5 times for 33
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the Devils' lead increased 13-0.
The Panthers' next drive was
stopped by the stingy Devils
defense. Linebackers Rudy
Robinson and Vincent Cheves
sacked Panthers quarterback
Stanley-Jennings and free safety
Jenkins intercepted Jennings'
next pass.
The Devils could not capitalize
on the turnover and punted.
The Panthers fumbled the ball
on their next drive giving the ball
back to the Devils on the Panther's
30-yard line. Love connected with


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The Devils made several mistakes that could
have been costly, but their speed and strenght
were too much for the Panthers.


Porter on a 10-yard gain. Jenkins
powered his way down to the
three-yard line..With a first and
goal, the Blue Devils looked to
extend'their lead. Love, though,
fumbled the ball on a disastrous
exchange to his running back. The
Panthers recovered the fumble at
their own 10-yard line. Gary was
hurt on this Pahokee drive and sat
out for several minutes.
Panthers running back Spell
had two huge runs that took the
Panthers to mid-field. Although
Jennings was pressured by the
linebackers, he was able to con-
nect with wide oLt Devin Parrish
on a 35-yard catch. Parrish caught
the ball in double coverage and
fought to keep his feet in bounds.
Jennings' next pass was tipped
by Tamarcus Porter and landed
into the hands of a Panthers
receiver and McKinney scored a
15-yard touchdown. The two-
point conversion was good. In
the middle of the second quarter,
the game was tight as Pahokee's
lead was cut 13-8.
Pahokee's next two offensive
possessions resulted in a fumble
and an interception. The Devils
were rusty on the offensive front,
but were able to put together a
third scoring drive before half-
time. With power runs by Jenkins


and a quick grab by Odoms, the
Devils had a first and goal at the
one-yard line. Love scored on a
quarterback keeper. Jenkins
scored the two-point conversion.
To end the first half, Pahokee lead
21-8 and forced three turnovers
(Gary returned to the game and
had two interceptions). But the
Devils had three turnovers of their
own and several costly penalties.
The Panthers went to a no-
huddle offense to the start the
second half and worked their
way to mid-field. Cheves put a
hard hit on Spell and forced a
fumble. Cornerback Nikita White
scooped up the free ball and
raced 52 yards for a Devils touch-
down. The Devils now led 27-8.
The Devils defense continued to
pressure Jennings. He was
sacked by Jenkins and defensive
end Sco.tt. Facing a fourth and
seven and down by 19 points, the
Panthers opted to go for it, but
were stopped short by the
defense. Pahokee punted on their
next possession. Love overthrew
his receivers several times in the
game, but the receivers also
dropped some passes.
With nine minutes to go in the
fourth quarter, Love handed the
ball to Jenkins who gained 40
yards on the play. His quick feet


and swift moves eluded several
Panther defenders. Gary also had
strong runs and gained 35 yards
on a fourth and one play. Gary
walked into the end zone for a
touchdown on the next play from
scrimmage.
On a fake extra point attempt,
Love rolled to his right and hit
Un'Tavious Scott for the two-
point conversion and Pahokee
extended their lead over Parkway
35-8 with six minutes to go in the
game.
Jenkins intercepted his third
ball of the night. The coaches
sent the second string team into
the ball game to get some snaps.
In the final minute of the game,
Panthers running back Jason


Green scored on a five-yard
touchdown run. The two-point
conversion failed. The Devils won
the game 35-14. The Devils made
several mistakes that could have
been costly, but fortunately the
Blue Devils speed and strength
were no match for the Panthers.
Pahokee is strong enough to win
another state title but cannot
commit unnecessary penalties.
The Blue Devils will face the
Kings Academy Lions. in the
regional final game. The game
will be at Lair Field this Friday
night at 7:30. The Devils are look-
ing to avenge their only loss of the
regular season. The Lions beat
the Devils 16-6 in the season
opener.


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Raiders move on in playoffs


Submitted to INI/Marie Sprouse
Top Athletes!
Clewiston High School has chosen their Athletes of the
Month for October are Brandon Pena, left, grade 10 and
Jennie Mazariegos, right, grade 10. These hardworking
athletes always try their best and always put forth extra
effort in both practices and events. Brandon & Jennie are
definitely team leaders who are also honest, reliable and
dependable. Congratulations to these athletes!


The Glades Central Raiders did
well in their regional quarterfinal
game against Miami Pace last
week, keeping that winning streak
alive well into the postseason. The
Raiders sought revenge during the
game, playing against the team it
lost to last year in the playoffs -
and securing a decisive victory this
year to even the score.
The Raiders capped the game
with a 26-17 win against Pace.
The Raiders have so far
amassed an impressive season this
year, going undefeated and with an
eye on clenching the champi-
onship title before the year is out.
First-year Coach Willie Snead,
responding to expectations of the
community for the team, early on
forecasted sharpening the overall
ability of the team by concentrating
on the basics a tactic that has


paid offwell.
In each game, it is the show-
stopping offense that has been just
too much for competing teams to
overcome, made up of Raider sen-
ior running back Aston Samuels,
whose running game is a perfect
match for quarterback Bryan
Mann's pinpoint precision.
Against Miami Pace, the duo led
the team to the win, and catapulted
the Raiders closer to that coveted
championship title. Aston Samuel's
159 yards off of 22 carries cou-
pled with touchdowns early in the
game and in the third quarter -
and Mann's 16 passes for 103 yards
and one touchdown, helped the
team rally from a nine-point deficit.
Mann also carried the ball into the
end zone in the fourth quarter, on
top of a touchdown by Tarus
McKinley.


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Winter sports
schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:,
Nov. 17: Okeechobee, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Nov. 21: Moore Haven, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Nov. 22: Evangelical Christian,
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 Christian,
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. o
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


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 Invitational
Dec. 3: At Sebastian River Invi-
tational
Dec. 7: Hosts LaBelle
Dec. 10: At Pinellas Park Invita-
tional
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 Invitational
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 Lake-
land
Girls Soccer:
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


Nov. 29: Summit Christian,
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. 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.


For Samuel, it has been an espe-
cially sweet year. Samuel recently
reached one stat to be proud of:
Passing the 1,000-yard mark. The
senior's total is 1,088 for the year.
The Raiders seem well on their
way to the title.
The week before Friday's game,
the Raiders enjoyed another victory
against Monarch to wrap up the
District 15 title. The Raiders were
unstoppable in that game, pum-
meling Monarch with an impres-
sive 55-0 victory.
The Raiders face Ft. Myer's
Riverdale High School tomorrow
night.


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Growers face bleak future after Wilma's devastation


By Patty Brant
It didn't take long after Hurri-
cane Wilma's departure for County
Extension Agent Gene McAvoy to
start sloshing through Hendry
County's devastated agricultural
areas, assessing crop damage.
Within days, he'd been through
Hendry County, Immokalee and
Big Cypress checking damages.
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson also took
an aerial tour of Hendry County's
farming community on Wednes-
day, Oct. 26.
What makes Wilma particularly
ruinous is her timing, Mr. McAvoy
commented. Farmers were just a
couple weeks from harvesting
when she hit- leaving growers no
time to replant. Last year, hurricane
damage occurred early in the sea-
son, allowing ample time to
"repair" the damage. The local
extension service now is the cen-
tral agricultural center for Hendry,
Glades, Collier, Lee and Charlotte
Counties.
Mr. McAvoy said that 80-90 per-
cent of the area's citrus fruit is on


the ground some 70 percent of
early oranges and about 60 percent
of the later fruit. In addition to the
loss of this harvest, he pointed to
fears that Wilma's high winds
could have spread the blight of cit-
rus canker as it is suspected last
year's hurricanes did.
The immediate losses are phe-
nomenal. One vegetable farmer's
loss is estimated at $2 million his
whole crop. Total losses could run
some $600 million, Mr. McAvoy
stated.
South of Clewiston was the
worst hit area of the county. "It's
unbelievable," he said lines of
power poles snapped off along CR
835, homes and farm buildings flat-
tened; a "beautiful" watermelon
crop twisted into a pile.
He did say the cool weather that
followed the storm was a blessing
because it should help deter dis-
eases from attacking any salvage-
able plants and help the healing
process.
In Immokalee farmers are try-
ing to salvage whatever peppers
and squash they can. Immokalee
suffered some damage to build-
ings, produce loading docks. The


state farmers market is in "bad
shape". Crop damages are similar
to Hendry County, he said.
Hendry's
estimated losses
Sugarcane: no estimate avail-
able
Green beans: 5,000 acres
Tomatoes: 7,000 acres
Peppers: 2,000 acres
Citrus: 400,000 acres of sugar-
cane down
Southwest Floridas
estimated losses
Tomatoes: 10,000 acres (mainly
in Hendry and Collier with smaller
amounts in Glades, Charlotte and
Lee)
Peppers 5,000 acres
Green beans: 12,000 acres
Cukes and squash: 1,500-2,000
acres
Miscellaneous crops: 3,000-
4,000 acres (42 types of vegetables
are raised locally)
Although sugarcane fields have
been flattened, growers may be
able to save a substantial portion of


the crop although mills and storage
areas also sustained damage.
Vegetable farmers will also
have a hard time .replanting due'to
the damages sustained by area
transplant houses. Replanting is a
critical issue, Mr. McAvoy said, that
will impact farmers
recovery. Availability of labor will is
another big issue for growers,
since rebuilding efforts after the
storm siphons them off as tempo-
rary labor.
Bronson tours
Alicos losses
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles Bronson toured
with Alico CEO John R. Alexander,
Florida District 77 Rep. Denise
Grimsley and Hendry County Com-
missioner Darrell Harris. When
their Department of Forestry heli-
copter touched down at LaBelle
Airport after the tour, Sec. Bron-
son's outlook was grim.
He estimated that 40-80 percent
of the orange crop was on the
ground. He said much of the sugar-
cane harvest was bent over to the


ground. Some may be harvested
immediately, but much will not be
saved. The bush bean crop is virtu-
ally gone, along with sweet corn.
Commissioner Bronson said
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike
Johanns has promised to look at
local losses and is considering how
the department can help.
Commissioner Bronson had
toured Homestead's ornamental
harvest earlier where orchids and
bromeliads were devastated. He
had also toured Immokalee, which
shared the same devastation,
though farms there perhaps had
more water. "Its pretty rough out
there," he commented. He saw no
bright spot on the horizon, but
hoped the situation will prove to be
better than it appears.
Rep. Grimsley said that cane is
being harvested immediately.
Since it is normally a six-month
harvest period, very little will be
salvaged. She had previously
toured Clewiston and Glades
County agricultural areas and com-
pared agricultural losses identical
to what DeSoto and Hardee suf-
fered in 2004 after Hurricane Char-
lie swept through. She pointed out


that the area took a double hit eco-
nomically tourism and agricul-
ture. She also expressed a concern
that Wilma could spread citrus
canker, as other hurricanes may
have done. The area had just about
come to grips with canker and is
now facing a new threat called cit-
rus greening, which is caused by
bacteria Liberibacter asiaticus. It is
carried by a Citrus psyllid (an insect
vector) and attacks the vascular
system of the tree. There are three
forms, Asian, African and Brazilian.
The Florida strain appears to be
Asian.
According to John R. Alexander
CEO Alico lost 250 acres bush
beans, 200 acres of sweet corn and
8,000 acres citrus between Hendry
and Collier counties. He said 80
percent of their early orange crop is
on the ground as well as 25 percent
of their-Valencias (harvested in
March). Alico will also have to
rebuild a number of barns blown
apart by Wilma.
Hendry County Commissioner
Darrell Harris was impressed by all
the damage he witnessed. Another
major concern for him was the loss
of jobs in the farming industry.


Hurricane Wilma

ravages sugar


WEST PALM BEACH Hur-
ricane Wilma will cost Florida's
sugar farmers hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars. The full extent of
the damage is still being
assessed.
According to Florida Agricul-
ture Commissioner Charles
Bronson, the sugar growing area
was one. of the hardest hit by
HurricaneWilma.
After touring the sugar
region, Commissioner Bronson
said that he expected Wilma's
impact to exceed that of the
2004 hurricanes.
Damages to sugar farming
from the 2004 hurricanes
exceeded $370 million. Early


estimates of Wilma's impact on
Florida sugar farmers exceed
$400 million.
Because sugar cane is har-
vested several times from the
same planting, Wilma's damage
will impact next year's crop. as
well.
Wilma's winds exceeded 100
mph and twisted and flattened
sugar cane and caused major
structural damage to warehous-
es, refineries, and equipment.
Damaged cane will slow the har-
vest activities and increase costs.
On a positive note, harvesting
has resumed and mills are
beginning to process the dam-
aged sugar cane.


Farm Service agency's county elections begin


GAINESVILLE The election
period for USDA Farm Service
Agency (FSA) county committees
began Nov. 4 and is open through
Dec. 5, 2005, announced Kevin Kel-
ley, Florida FSA State Executive
Director. Ballots to eligible produc-
ers have been mailed.
"It is important that County
Committees represent a cross-sec-
tion of their community, because
they help administer federal farm
programs at the local level," said
Kelley "I encourage all eligible pro-
ducers, especially minorities and
women, to make a difference in
their community by voting in this
year's FSA county committee elec-
tions."
Eligible voters must complete
their ballots and return them to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's
FSA county office by the close of
business on Dec. 5. If mailed, bal-
lots must be postmarked by mid-


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Farm-City Week has
special meaning
TALLAHASSEE The
destruction caused by Hurricane
Wilma has brought into sharp
focus the interdependence of
farmers, consumers and all those
whose efforts make Florida's
agricultural system work. In light
of this, Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
says this year's observance of
Farm-City Week, November 18-
24, will be especially meaningful.
Every year, Farm-City Week
reminds us all rural and urban
residents alike that we live and
work together in the same envi-
ronment and depend on each
other, Bronson said. In good
times, that interdependence goes
almost unnoticed by many. But,
following a disaster when normal
daily life is drastically disrupted,
we're each reminded. just how
much we truly value the contri-
butions of others.
Fall is normally a time of opti-
mism for Florida farmers as they
prepare to harvest their winter
crops to feed the nation. Florida
provides 80 percent of the fresh
vegetables grown in the United
States during January, February
and March of each year.
Hurricane Wilma destroyed
many of Florida's premier winter
crops in the fields and damaged
much of South Florida's agricul-
tural infrastructure, Bronson said.
As a result, many Florida farmers
will miss.out on this crucialwin-
ter market and some may not
survive this economic blow. In
addition, consumers may find
some Florida fruits and vegeta-
bles in limited supply.
Bronson said Florida's farmers
are once again demonstrating
their resiliency in the wake of dis-
aster as they proceed with
rebuilding and replanting.
"Our state's farmers are work-
ing hard to get back on their feet
after this devastating blow,"
BronsonSon said.
Soon, grocery shelves will


once again feature the many
Florida products in which con-
sumers depend. Farm-City Week
- started by the National Farm-
City Council and promoted
nationally by the American Farm
Bureau is observed the seven
days leading up to and including
Thanksgiving. Under the theme
Partners in Progress, Farm-City
Week salutes all those who work
as part of the complex network
that brings food from the field to
the table. These Partners in
Progress include farmers and
ranchers, researchers, proces-
sors, brokers, truckers and ship-
pers, advertisers, wholesalers
and retailers. This network results
in numerous benefits to society
by providing an abundance and
variety of food as well as products
used to make clothing, housing,
medicines, and countless other
items used daily.


The key is the interdepend-
ence among those who produce
the products, those who con-
sume the products, and all those
in the production and marketing
chain between the producer and
consumer, said Carl Loop, presi-
dent of the Florida Farm Bureau
Federation. These vital farm-city
partnerships with rural and
urban communities working
together have made the most
of our rich agricultural resources,
and they continue to contribute
to our health and well being and
to the strength of our economy.
Florida's 44,000 commercial
farmers grow more than 280 Dif-
ferent crops. Year's ground, Flori-
da ranks No. 2 nationally in the
U.S. production of fresh vegeta-
bles. Florida agriculture has an
estimated overall economic
impact of more than $62 billion
annually.


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night Dec. 5. Eligible producers
should contact their local FSA
offices if they do not receive a bal-
lot.
FSA county committees help
ensure FSA agricultural programs
serve the needs of local producers.
County committees provide input
on commodity price support loans
and payments, conservation pro-
grams and disaster assistance.
FSA county committees operate
within official regulations designed
to carry out federal laws. Most
committees consist of three to five


members and may have one or
more appointed advisors to further
represent the interests of minority
and women farmers and ranchers.
The candidate receiving the
most votes serves a three- year
term as the elected county com-
mittee member. The person receiv-
ing the second most votes serves a
three-year term as the first alter-
nate. The candidate receiving the
third most voles serves as second
alternate for three years.
Approximately one-third of the
nearly 8,000 committee seats


nationwide are up for election
annually. Newly elected committee
members and alternates take office
Jan. 1,2006.
Agricultural producers, who
participate or cooperate in any FSA
program and are of legal voting
age, can vote. A person supervising
and conducting the farming opera-
tions on an entire farm, but not of
legal voting age, can also vote.
Producers can learn more about
FSA county committees by contact-
ing a local FSA office or online at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/.


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Tiger win boosts morale, busts Crusaders 33-28


By Bill Fabian and
Jeff Barwick
Since taking a bone-jarring hit
from Hurricane Wilma, the stu-
dents of Clewiston High School
and many Tiger fans in Clewiston
have been in desperate need of
something to lift their spirits since
the hard-hitting storm.
Tiger fans packed the stadium
at Cane Field for the first Clewiston
Tiger football game since Oct. 20.
The game was a nail-biting, action-
packed classic battle against a dis-
ciplined, talented Tampa Catholic
Crusaders squad. The Tigers
fought hard for a victory, and in the
process provided a huge morale
boost for their loyal fan base.
Tiger junior tailback Jamal
Hubert scored three times and
chipped in a key defensive sack at a
critical moment in the final period
to lead Clewiston to a 33-28
thrilling win over Tampa Catholic
in their Regional Semifinal game
last Friday night at Cane Field.
Hubert scored on runs of three, 19
and 10 yards and led the Tigers on
the night with 162 yards on 24 car-
ries.
His final score came with only
1:11 remaining in the game and
brought the Tigers back from their
first deficit of the night. On the fol-
lowing Crusader series, Hubert
rushed from his defensive end
position and sacked Tampa
Catholic quarterback Dickie Dela-
ma for 13 yards and preserved the
victory.
Clewiston moved the ball on
the ground virtually at will all night
long, racking up 337 yards rushing
on 47 attempts. Backup tailback
Richard Pope contributed 82 rush-
ing yards on eight carries. The
Tigers' two other touchdowns
came on a two-yard smash by full-
back Richard Pope in the first quar-
ter and a two-yard run by quarter-
back John Melton in the second.


INI/Bill Fabian
Iciara Lyman was crowned the Homecoming Queen of
Clewiston High School at the Tiger football game on Friday,
Nov. 11. First runner up was Alexis Rodriguez, and second
runner up was Christina Morton.


From there on, the scoring was all
Jamal Hubert. But, the Tiger pass-
ing game was ineffective with
Melton getting poor ball catching
support from his receiving corps.
Melton completed only 2-of-7
attempts for a total of only nine
yards but his receivers dropped
several passes that were catchable.
Tampa Catholic played oppor-
tunistic football and took advan-
tage of every Tiger mistake. They
had two long kickoff returns. The
first was by Randy Mosely for 49
yards and the other was 55 yards by
Joey Hernandez. They also were
given solid field position when line-
backer Zack Clifford recovered a
Melton handoff exchange fumble
at the Tiger 28 in the second peri-
od. The Crusaders capitalized on
all three opportunities, scoring a
field goal and two touchdowns.
The Tiger defense was inconsistent
against the run and porous against
the Tampa Catholic's passing


. attack. Crusader quarterback Dick-
ie Delama passed at will most of
the night and flanker Joey Lauterie,
who had eight catches for 100
yards, was their leading receiver.
The Crusaders pulled ahead for
the first time midway through the
final quarter when running back
Clarence Gulnyard took an option
pitch from Delama and scooted
nine yards. Kicker Matt Kelly, who
had field goals of 20 and 39 yards
earlier, added the extra point to put
the Crusaders on top, 28-27.
Clewiston could not move the
ball on their next series and was
forced to punt when Melton's punt
went into the end zone for a touch-
back. The Crusaders could not
move the ball as the Tiger pass
defense finally stiffened. Then, the'
Tigers got a huge break when the
punt snap sailed over Kelly's head.
Kelly scooped the ball up around
his 10-yard line and managed to get
off a kick but it slipped out of


Scores
Box Score
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Final
Tampa Catholic
3
8
10
7
28
Clewiston
7
14
0
12
33
Team Totals
Tampa Catholic
Clewiston
First Downs
14
19
Rushing-Yards
28-123
47-336
Passing Yards
178
9


Punt Returns-Yards
0-0
0-0
Kickoff Return-Yards
5-155
0-0

Passing Comp-Att-Int
12-22-0
2-7-0
Sacks-Yards Lost
1-4
4-18
Punts-Yards
2-15.0
3-78
Fumbles-Lost
1-0
1-1
Penalties-Yards
5-25
8-51
Scoring Summary
First Quarter:
Clewiston David Pope 2 run (Jared
Combass kick)
Tampa Catholic: Matt Kelly 20 FG
Second Quarter:


bounds at the 20 giving the Tigers
new life with only two minutes
remaining. Hubert covered the 20
yards with two carries of 10 yards
each following excellent blocking
from his offensive line.
After the game, a tired but elated
Hubert expressed satisfaction from
the Tiger victory. "We moved the
ball great in the first half and our
line was opening holes. We slowed
down some in the second half but
we got it back together when it
counted." He added, "It feels great
to win our first playoff game but we
got to get more aggressive and play
more as a team."
The Tigers now advance to the
Regional Finals and will host St.
Petersburg Catholic on Friday night
at Cane Field. Game time will be
7:30 p.m.


Clewiston: John Melton 2 run (Jared
Combass kick)
Tampa Catholic: Drew Zink 7 run (Dick-
ie Delama run)
Clewiston: Jamal Hubert 3 run (Jared
Combass kick)
Third Quarter:
Tampa Catholic: Matt Kelly 39 FG
Tampa Catholic: Dickie Delama 1 run
(Kelly kick)
Fourth Quarter:
Clewiston: Jamal Hubert 19 run (kick
blocked)
Tampa Catholic Clarence Gelnyard 14
run (Matt Kelly kick)
Clewiston: Jamal Hubert 10 run (run
failed)
Stat Leaders:
Rushing: Jamal Hubert, 24-162 yards;
Richard Pope, 8-82 yards; David Pope,
6-30 yards; Carl Whitehead, 2-11
yards; Jasper Hunter, 1-35 yards..
Passing: John Melton, 2 comp/7
attempts/0 Int- 9 yards
Receiving: Jasper Hunter, 1-9 yards;
Richard Pope, 1-0 yards.2 -


Sports in Brief


Youth football
The Glades County Youth Ath-
letic Association completed its flag
football season Thursday evening
with- an awards program and
refreshments. The Gators won the
league with a record of seven wins
and one loss. The Noles came in
second with six wins and three
losses. League coordinator and
GCYAA officers would like to thank
the following volunteers for their
participation in this season: Assis-
tant director and official, Rayon
Campbell, coaches Wayne Moore,
Adrian Nelson, Matt Davis, Norman
Fleming, Bill Cunningham, and
Eddie Hallback. Special recognition


goes to the sponsors: The league
champions, Berner Oil, Glades
Youth Livestock, B and B Super-
market and the local American
Legion. Players received special
recognition. Hustler'trophies went
to Lailoni Carey, Sylvia Gonzalez,
Joey Palladino, and Lee Ford. Most
Improved trophies were received
by Damien Smith, Abraham Ciscer-
nos, Arliss Ford and Curtis Kincaid.
Receiving the most valuable player
trophies were Joshua Redd, Terry
Hallback, Vinton Lewis and Bar-
rion Cohens. Omar Pena, Dustin
.Chapman, Robert Harris and Julie
Gonzalez were recognized by their
coaches and received a game ball.


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Louis "Red"


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -
Louis E. "Red" Larson's long-
time leadership in Florida's
dairy industry is being recog-
nized by his four children who
are establishing three endow-
ments at the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
The $1.5-million gift,
announced Nov. 5 at the Col-
lege of Agricultural and Life
Sciences' annual "Tail Gator"
rally prior to the Florida-Van-
derbilt football game in
Gainesville, has prompted UF
officials to name a building in
Larson's honor. UF's dairy sci-
ence building will now be
known as the L.E. "Red" Lar-
son Dairy Science Building.
In announcing the endow-
ments and building dedication,
Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice
president for agriculture and
natural resources, thanked the
Larson family for the generous
gift and said it will enhance
teaching, research and exten-
sion programs in dairy science
and the 4-H Youth Develop-
ment Program.
"The Larson children, with
deep roots in Florida agricul-
ture and strong family ties,
have chosen to honor their
dad in a very special way,"
Cheek said. "Red Larson and
his wife, Reda, are the proud
parents of four children -
Woody, Barbara, Kathy and
John who have chosen to
make a significant gift in their
father's honor. Thanks to their
generosity, three separate
endowments are being estab-
lished in UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences."
The sons, John Larson and
Woody Larson, operate their
own dairy farm businesses in
Okeechobee. The daughters,
Kathy Cooley and Barbara Stu-
art, reside in Ocala and Orlan-
do, respectively.
A $300,000 gift will create
an endowment to support
teaching, research and exten-
sion programs, and a
$200,000 gift will create an
endowment to support UF's


"The Larson chil-
dren, with deep roots
in Florida agriculture
and strong family
ties, have chosen to
honor their dad in a
very special way."
Jimmy Cheek,
UF senior vice president

statewide 4-H Youth Develop-
ment Program.
A $1 million gift will create
an endowment to provide
support for the Faculty Chal-
lenge Initiative, which will
provide support for faculty
and students in the animal sci-
ences department.
The initiative, which was
announced last year by UF
President Bernie Machen,
aims to raise $150 million to
meet the demands of educat-
ing Florida's growing popula-
tion and make UF one of the
nation's premier research uni-
versities.
Red Larson, owner and
president of Larson Dairy Inc.
in Okeechobee, Fla., has been
a dairy farmer for more than
57 years. His farm covers
10,000 acres and includes
more than 6,000 cows that
produce 45,000 gallons of
milk daily.
In October, Larson
received the Southeast Farmer
of the Year Award at the annu-
al Lancaster-Sunbelt Expo in
Moultrie, Ga. The southeast
region includes farmers in
'Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee
and Virginia. His other honors
include being elected to the
Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame, Dairy Hall of Fame and
Alumni of Distinction in UF's
College of Agricultural. and
Life Sciences, and being
named Dairyman of the Cen-
tury.


Manatee awareness month is important


Manatees are often called one
of the most treasured marine mam-
mals on earth and are considered
by many to be a vital part of Ameri-
ca's natural heritage. For the last
several years, Florida Governor Jeb
Bush has signed a proclamation
naming November as "Manatee
Awareness Month," the time of
year when manatees usually start
returning to Florida's warm water
winter refuges.
"The manatee is Florida's official
marine mammal, a distinctive and
valuable natural resource," reads
the proclamation recently signed by
the governor. Many Floridians enjoy
living in a state where manatees live,
and there are plenty of tourists
around the world who look for-
ward to visiting The Sunshine State
to see these unique creatures.
"Manatee Awareness Month is a
great tradition Florida's governors
have supported year after year,"
says Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee
Club's Director of Government


Relations. "Each year as Florida's
human population grows, it is an
important reminder that we must
watch out for these gentle creatures.
This year, it seems more important
than ever as the U.S. House of Rep-
resentatives recently passed a bill
that will, if passed by the Senate,
greatly weaken regulations mandat-
ed by the Endangered Species Act,
which has protected America's
imperiled species for decades."
Club representatives also point
out that increasing demand for
habitat development in Florida and
other states has fueled such efforts
to weaken underlying protections
for all imperiled species as well as
efforts to downgrade their listing sta-
tus under these weakened laws. For
example, Florida has already down-
graded the federally endangered
red-cockaded woodpecker and is
likely to downgrade the endangered
manatee despite evidence that most
of the manatee population in Flori-
da has likely declined in recent years


as a result of rising threats to their
future survival.
Watercraft collisions .are the
number one known cause of man-
atee mortality. Since record keep-
ing began in 1974 through October
31, 2005, 1,369 manatees have
been killed by boats. Additionally,
manatees become entangled in
crab trap and monofilament fishing
lines; they ingest debris; and they
drown or get crushed in floodgates
and canal locks. Places where
manatees feed, rest, breed and
birth their young are shrinking
under the pressures of a rapidly
developing state.
Rose, an avid boater and fisher-
man himself, explains that Save the
Manatee Club is asking the boating
public to make it their goal to slow
down and give manatees a much-
needed break.
To help spread the word about
manatees, the Club is giving away
free manatee adoptions to the first
150 high school science classes


that apply. Each class will receive a
one-year membership in Save the
Manatee Club that includes a photo
of the manatee they select for
adoption, the manatee's biogra-
phy, adoption certificate, a 38-page
educator's guide and four-color
poster, and four newsletters with
updated reports. To sign up, go to
http://www.savethemanatee.org/a
dopt_teacherform.cfm.
"There are many ways we can
all work together now to make a
difference in the lives of Florida's
manatees today and for the future,"
says Rose.
To brush up on manatee facts
and how your actions can make
a difference, or to sign up for
Save the. Manatee Club's new
free E-Newsletter, visit the Web
site at www.savethemanatee.org
rg/> call (800) 432-JOIN (5646)
or write to Save the Manatee
Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Mait-
land, FL 32751.


Tips toward a good relationship with your contractor


DES PLANES, ILL During a
typical remodel, a homeowner's
temper can flare, with the addition
of the dust, noise and of having a
crew working in the home for
most of the day.
The National Association of the
Remodeling Industry (NARI) offers
homeowners some pointers on
how maintain a good relationship
with their remodeling contractors
during a home remodel. A first-rate
remodeling contractor will often
anticipate many of these points
and prepare a homeowner for
what's ahead.
NARI President Paul Winans,
CR, says "The key to a good home-
owner-contractor relationship is
open communication," he contin-
ues, "start a dialogue over issues
you have, no matter how small you


think they are. Chances are the
problem can be overcome."
NARI says, follow these tips and
make life during a home remodel a
little easier:
Before work begins, sit down
with your contractor and discuss
details that will affect your daily
routine. For example, ask that the
workers do not block the driveway
without checking whether the
homeowner's car is out of the
garage. Also, find out what their
schedule will be so you know what
to expect, arid if the schedule falls
behind, be sure to ask why to keep
that line of communication open.
From day one, be honest with
your contractor about your expec-
tations. Open communication
establishes trust and is the basis of
a good working relationship. Dis-


cuss problems or irritations as they
occur so you and your contractor
can devise alternative solutions.
Be sure to let your contractor
know if you are planning a vaca-
tion or business trip so they can
make their own schedule. If you
decide to let them work while you
are away, give them a phone num-
ber so they can reach you in case
there is a question.
Allow plenty of time for your
project, keeping in mind that
delays due to weather, material
shortage or other problems cannot
be predicted ahead of time.
Remove your personal property
from the construction areas, and
declare all work zones off limits to
children and pets.
Always put changes in writing,
especially if the plans are modified


while the work is being done. Have
both parties agree on the changes
and sign a written copy of them
before the work begins. And
remember, changes will often
cause delays, so if you decide a
change is in order, be patient with
the extended timeline.
Keep all paperwork related to
the job in one place so that if there
are any questions on the plans, you
have an.easy reference for clarifica-
tion.
And remember, be patient and
keep your mind on the end result.
In due time you'll be cooking your
first meal in your new kitchen or
soaking in your new bath, and you
will have forgotten the noise and
dust, and you can relax in your
newly remodeled home.


Senator Geller request public hearing about FP&L


HALLANDALE BEACH State
Senator Steven A. Geller (D-Hallan-
dale Beach) on Tuesday called on
the Chair of the Senate Communi-
cations and Public Utilities Com-
mittee to hold public hearings
regarding FPL's maintenance of
utility poles after reports that poles
were never properly repaired after
previous hurricanes.


Hurricane Wilma caused exten-
sive power outages in South Flori-
da, and many people are still with-
out power. Wilma, with reported
sustained winds in the 80 mph
range, downed 10,000 poles
despite the fact that the poles are
rated to withstand 119 mph winds.
Recent press reports suggest that
some outages may have been pre-


vented if poles were properly main-
tained and repaired after previous
hurricanes. Specific allegations are
that poles were braced 'by two-by-
fours screwed into their base and
new poles were tied to broken
poles that still carried the live wires.
* "We should not draw conclu-
sions or make preliminary judg-
ments based on these press


reports," Geller wrote. T"FPL claims
that much of the power pole dam-
age may have been caused by
microbursts and wind gusts beyond
the tolerance level of many poles.
Because of this uncertainty, we
need public hearings to clarify the
facts so that we can prevent these
outages and determine if there is a
legislative or regulatory solution.


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FOREST RANGER/FIREFIGHTERS
FL Division of Forestry needs 2
Forest Rangers/Firefighters for the
LaBelle area. Annual salary of
$26,073.58. Must have high school
diploma or G.E.D., non-tobacco
user, good work history, drug free
workplace. Apply, online at
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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
picking up paper, mowing with different kinds of mowers,
heavy lifting up to 75 lbs. and occasionally working in inclem-
ent weather. Applicant must be capable of making accurate re-
a orts using math and correct English usage in reports.
familiarity with basic computer 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 Driver's License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
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Experience is helpful but not neces-
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insurance benefits. Candidate must
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Please send resumes to:
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Attn: Bobble Anderson
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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.
T Attn: Jim Bryan
15440 N. Island Rd/Hwy 29
Palmdale, FL 33857
AA/EOE/M/F/DVN A Drug Free Workplace

HELP WANTED

Executive Secretary III Hendry County Extension
Office. Assist Director in organizing and supervis-
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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.


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
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Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL
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
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The Beacon Center at Pioneer Park Elementary
has the following positions available:
Please call 561-993-4481 to come & complete application
orfax resume to 561-993-4005, Attn: Karis Engle at
Beacon Center or email to kengle@gocpg.org.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Requires Computer Skills, High School Diploma, 2 year
college preferred. Communication skills, Multi Tasking &
1 year experience in an administrative capacity.
Bi-lingual preferred.
Youth Enrichment Academy LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Exp. working with school age children. Flexible work hrs. &
possible evenings/weekends. Able to prepare & implement
activities with elementary age students. 2 yr. degree plus 3 yrs.
exp. CDA required. Bi-lingual preferred.


The GEO Group, Inc.

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


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


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We are also seeking candidates
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Financial Analyst PC Support Technician

Benefits available for all employees
www.theseminolecasino.com
Apply in person at 506 S. 1" Street, Immokalee, FL
1-800-218-0007
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


F-AS UNITED STATES

o 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 Processinig 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.


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VISION ACE HARDWARE

Now hiring a Floor Manager and
Floor Sales Associate positions. We offer
401K, medical, and great discounts
with competitive pay.
Inquire within at 310 East Sugarland Hwy.I
or call Nevin (863)983-8353
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SECURITY OFFICERS WANTED
Full Time, Part Time, Overtime Available
D & G License, Well groomed, Clean criminal
record; will be verified, willing to travel locally.
$9-$16 per hour
EOE/M/F/D/V
Call for Appointment
(239)437-1632
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AFTER SCHOOL
TUTOR (Part/Time)
Brighton Reservation


FL certified for K-12. BS in Education.
Min. 5 yrs. working with children.
High School Math, English, Spanish,
Elementary. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477


Alico, Inc.
is now taking
applications for the
following positions:

Mechanic
Excavator Operator
Loader Operator
Grader Operators
CDL Operators
Experienced Tractor
Drivers
Laborers

Please apply at our
main office:
640 S. Main St.
LaBelle
DFWP, EOE

CDLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.60 CPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
(321)202-4406.
Driver- COVENANT.TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
ENTHUSIASTIC & FRIENDLY
HAIRDRESSERS NEEDED
2 positions available.
Please contact Julle at
(863)983-2887
FRUIT & VEGETABLE
INSPECTOR
In Immokalee or LaBelle.
Call 1-800-782-3240 ext 261
EEO/AA Employer
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted No exp. Re-
quired. F /PTI
(800)851-9046.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s I t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.


NUVEE
ENTERPRISES INC.
LOADER OPERATORS
needed. Pay to com-
mensurate w/exp. Call
Bruce (863)697-8840.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
SECRETARY ASSISTANT
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
WANTED CDL DRIVER
Need reliable/drug free person
to make tractor trailer hauls to
North FL & South GA. Must be
able to operate fork lift.
Contact Johnson Trucking at:
863-673-1363



MRI Tech needed for
MRI only center.
Competitive pay and
benefits. No call or
weekends. MRI
Registry a plus but
not necessary. Call
239-470-2829
for information.



RETIRED LOCAL LPN,
Available for private duty.
Cooking, laundry & light
cleaning. 863-634-0322


Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
S866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
D TRAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto,Fl. 34461.


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

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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Choose your hours & Income.
Medical Insurance now availl
Choose AvonI 863-677-0025


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$9.50 per hour
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$5.50 plus grats
$21.00 avg. w/grats
NEW! $12.00+ (d.o.e.)
$9.50 per hour


HENDRV REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
-" Cormpertrie Slar, EArcell.r Ben.t-l'r. *
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Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
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Mamrog'aph\ Technician
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Full time- Radiology Secrelary..Scheduler
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Full lime- Medical Assistani
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18 30 a.n. -* S pL. or 10:30 pmto 7a.m.)
k 'rT ,c ,iih ,J .j ,1 Fl. lie L ,cc cqp .,ri r l, i
proficient In CT and General Radiography.
Phone:.863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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LABOR <4) FINDERS

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


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free'Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersoldl

INTERNATIONAL INVEST-
MENT BANKING Firm Has
Middle Market Businesses
For Sale. If Interested In Buy-
ing Or Selling A Business,
Call (877)217-8231.


READING A
NEWSPAPER..,
saves you money by
providing information
about best buys.
No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel


AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
AveJ&l1stSt. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual tastel
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100


DRYER- GE, white, runs good,
$75 (863)675-0104. La
Belle
FREEZER, Kenmore, 19 cu.
ft., with key, vertical, al-
mond, $80. (863)946-0194
MICROWAVE Works good.
$10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3
p.m.


Management


Want to Grow-A-Lot
with Save-A-Lot?
We're doing great business and changing
the face of retail with a business model
that's focused on merchandising, pricing
strategy and customer service We offer a
successful environment and exceptional
training to advance your career with a
fresh new approach

STORE MANAGEMENT

Save-A-Lot is looking for enthusiastic
team players to join us at our
CLEWISTON store. We offer competitive
compensation and plenty of room for
growth.

For a detailed description of our
requirements or to apply online please
visit us online at www.save-a-lot.com.
EOE




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Looking for a career

with a company you

can grow with?

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

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

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

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


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



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.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
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



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



Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins, Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts.'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pels/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 696
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
CRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.


RANGE Electric, GE, almond
color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE -
stove is self cleaning & elec-
tric. $150 both or will separ-
ate. (863)673-3620
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
white, side by side, water &
ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
tion $375 (863)763-5792
WASHER/DRYER white,
large capacity, upright. Both
work well. $300 for both
(850)519-2160 LaBelle



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





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



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.
PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13ft long $130
(863)675-8760.



VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266


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


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl.
Eclectic selection. 100+
Something for everyone! $100
for all (863)763-5792



COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
GATEWAY includes desk,&.
printer. Runs Windows XP.
$300 or best offer
(863)673-1877e'


OAK DESK excellent condi-
tion $300 (410)883-3612


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
DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306.
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS &
MAUVE RECLINER- asking
$120 for all (863)675-0246.
END TABLES- 2, Formica Step
Down, Good condition $20
(863)763-2458
GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO-
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both
(863)467-6060.
STEREO CABINET light
wood, glass door, 20" wide,
48" tall. $15 (863)467-8681



BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
$100(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- Smith with bag
$200. or best offer.
(410)482-2369


CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150
(863)763-0072
M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice
shooting gun, excellent shape.
W/ ammo & accessories.
$250 (863)763-0072
SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187
semi auto. New deer gun
$435. (863)467-7838
SMITH & WESSON 38 cal. SS,
Model 64, $300
(863)763-4961.
SMITH & WESSON SS SEMI
AUTO, 22 cal. model 2206,
$275 (863)763-4961.
WINCHESTER- Model 12,12
Gauge, Scoped, Excellent
condition $400.
(863)467-4328



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
1800)780-2616 www.oxli-
einc.com.
WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench
w/squat rack & lat tower
$350. (863)357-2829


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee
1111. 11lg m ff8


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Lawyer's Bookcase

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

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


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
U-Bild Features
P.O. Box 2383
Van Nuys, CA 91409


Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
SCOOTER "Action". New.
Bought as demo. Retail
$1695. Now $995.



CREDIT REPAIR 29 years ex-
perience licensed and bond-
ed. One price clean credit
for life. Lee Harrison Credit
Restoration. Call
(903)835-1667 for free infor-
mation package.
www.LHcreditrepair.com,
LH2171@aol.com.

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.
GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
& Stratton, needs work
$400/neg. (863)467-5889.



DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.



PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN-
TELLI WRITER- Plus,
Sharpe, asking $50 good
shape (863)357-4831.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


AQUARIUM 20 gallon, wood-
en stand, complete set up. $65
or best offer (863)357-3639
AUSTRALIAN HEELER PUP-
PIES, mother is red, father is
blue, both on premises.
(863)223-2180
BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worming's. $250 each.
(863)228-6141
BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
6old, $65 LaBelle area.
(863)675-4981
CHOCOLATE LAB 31/2 yrs
old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
$275 neg. (863)824-0703
PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
$35 (863)357-3639
YELLOW LAB Female, good
hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
needs good home w/ room to
run $100 (863)467-0631



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


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


Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell
separate (863)357-4831.
LAMPSHADES (3) nice. $12
for all or will separate.
(863)467-8681


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363-677-1010 863-983-350

AILABLE!! CBS Nu 1) River Front Beautiful 4 bedroom
'1, Texas AV, 1673 bath (over 2400 sq.ft.) mobile home
pkges. Right Now the Caloosahatchee River. Porch on t
only $145K LUTZ rear of home overlooks the river. Do
rights are available with permission fro
rc ns of En inneer Locatinn locatir


Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH-
ING POLE $269.9K
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty
1.25 acres w, l'lc#s on end of
street -e-.r rI Jl!d -' ba sin-
glewid- '.,- r ?- ', u find this
@,$69,900
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area
with Oalti O way with
Culvert nr lI Av Only
$71.9k MS il
Montura Tract 1.25 ac N Mayoral
St. at end of street next to canal.
High, Dry & Cleared $45K
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St.
next to canal. Very nice lot. High,
Dry & Cleared REDUCED $40K
CB .- S '" ," cre,

road. A steal @$129,900
RENTAL 3BD/2BA w/pool on 2 acres
just 2 miles outside town. Some fur-
niture included $1,800 per month


Ask Us About Our
New Talking
House!!


er W'ith Clewiston's First Realtor!
&&LCharmaine A. aie
S TeriL. CLmaneA Marshall Maribel Sam J.
Rangel Montgomery R. Berner Gonzalez Walker
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8 863.228-1142 863-697-0189 863-228-3265 561-722-7347 863-677-1013
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/2 Deal Fell Through Oneofakind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 Harlem! 3/2 mobile home with Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
on Vt,%:. ,' r, V ,rh, ,home on Del Monte. Almost 3500 acres @ $49,900 shed, fenced yard, patio, and a fire- Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For


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location for only $524,900 See pictures
an other information on realtor.com.
MLS#: 205086164
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200526258
3) Port Labelle Lot Buildable lot ready
for your new home. Call me to help you
throughout the building process.
$59,900 MLS#: 200512627
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen/laundry room. Great
location-1/2 block from Pine Cone.
Priced to sell at $119,900
MLS# 200520638
5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new
mobile home ('05 Homes of Merit) on
small lake. Oversized living room w/fire-
place, Stainless Steel appliances, large
bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Beautiful
home for only $134,90()
MLS#200514068 for pictures and more
info.
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath mobile home on 2.5 acres. Located
at the end of the street for privacy. Oak
and pine trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 Pictures and more informa-
tion on realtor.com. MLS#: 200514439
We are proud to welcome
Sarah A. Williams to the
Sugar Realty Team!


1.25 ac $109.9K
Hot Deal on Northside!!!
Immaculate 4/2 with Over 2,200
sq.ft. outside kitchen & heated
New Listing
:ar d

Need Land? Got It!
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5K
New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K
Country Living at its. Best!!!
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$169.9K
For Rent!!!
3/2 manufactured Home in Ladeca
Acres. .
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
Hurricane Blow Out Sale Bring All
Offers ludv's Place
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun
atmosphere & pool tables tor
ONLY $260K!n
lust Reduced 34.8K
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY LOT WOW!!I
1.25 acres of land in Montura
Ranch Estates
Great Dealn.
Pote S ... .I *
You want country livin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5


so ft under air. Caged pool & Spa
wvi, 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.com
MLS#200521924.
Pioneer Planlalion Tracts
2 ", cre. con Tanipa %.e.
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
Ave cor-
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 @49,500.00 .
rn 4ADE PPENDINGI'
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream' Home Here!


New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.
Montura! S.Palamino. $39.5K
Single Wide MH on 1.25 Ac.
Walking Distance From May
Lou's Convenient Store.
Reduced to $60K.
W. Ventura. 2bd/lba Home in
Like New Condition and is
Ready to Move In. Bring All
Offers! $97K

Ashley

P. Wood

863.-228-1132

CLEWISTONSA JlS TALKING
HOUSE" lllfl[O3 Del Rio.
3/2, po.. yVLWi,1n, extras
great Ioc r,con .rrr.,d $259K
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully-furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


place @$.| 59,90U.-0
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDE MH in Montura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots oftrees and storage
space @ $139,900.00
New Listing! &jB-Bine in Moore
Haven.SpadoWl'e'*#f0O4,900.00
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @


Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BA on 1.25
Acres. CompletelyFurnished! @ $31 0K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ O-
$114,999
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 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


Information or Appoin
Need a Building? W
12,500sq.ft. Engineer
Building on 5 Ac. Offered
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. C
Fenced Corner Lot with
@ $94.9K
Ready To Move Intc
2bd/2ba Mobile Home? Hi
1.25 Ac Lot Has Been Clea
and Cross Fenced. @ $11


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New Listing! 3BD/2
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,
Horseshoe Acres @ $1
Dell Fell Through! Ho
3bd/2ba MH, public
sewer available, invest
ed $49,900

fenced, new septic @
1.25 acre IMPROVED F
wit purchase of land,
wide MH offered @ $7
Pioneer Plantation!!!!
wow! @ $89,900


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3/2 1782
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Lakefront.
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$139,900
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9,900
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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(863) 983-6663
s MLS (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFT-ER 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 MIONTURA
5 New p Sugarland Circle (, lLOTS,. .AVAILABLE
Unde, fr 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 A19, 00
3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
2 Houses Lake Harbor CBS Tri-Plex Uniti 4BR, 2 Lots 1.25 side by side cleared
3B 00 GBA 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA $45,000 each
bo 165,000 Unit 3 2BR; 1 BA 5acresPioneer $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 EasyIfe$82,000 ndUS 27CallFor Details
$314,000 2 Mobile Homes each 4BR, o10 o W
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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SroIrs:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

;$!. tS.^ .%1s'i'ate9:
Ann Donohue 228-0221
-. "',David Rister 634-2157


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1 )400Acres !!
Beautiful tract of
land that is perfect
for hunting. Wildlife
is abundant w/
deer, the occasion-
al bear, & a multi-
tude of small game.
Property is current-
ly being used for
cattle. $1 5,000 per
ac. Pictures & more
on realtor.com
MLS# 200520411

2)Pioneer Plantation
4 Bedroom/2 Bath
Mobile Home.
Great location for
only $299,900
MLS# 205064357
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
$134,00 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


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CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
per Tuner 11l, multi color dis-
play, retails $300, sell $200
(863)357-0448.,Iv. message.
COUNTRY CASSETTES 100 -
w/ Sony Cassette play/record-
er $35 (863)697-2033
RADIO, BOSE, Wave, Model
AWRI-1W Exc. cond. Works
perfect w/remote, etc. New
$375, $125 (863)675-2596
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds



SONY VEGA 36", 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm
or trade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce
(772)461-8822
TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
wireless head phones $1000
(772)461-8822


BUSCH TICKETS-(4) Home-
stead, 11/19/05, Sect 212
Row 17, $160 for all will
separate (863)467-8182.


ATV RAMPS- Only used 2
times. $200 or best of-
fer.(410)482-2369
FRAME BAR NAILER- Hitachi
NR83A, asking $150
(863)675-0104. La Belle
GENERATOR Portable, 1280
watt. New in box. $250
(863)357-5754


Agriculture & e ', Rentals

GRAVELY PROMASTER 100- r
r'i' iM A! *50' cut low hours, zero turn, --
GENERATOR- Makita, brand C .re $1100(863)447-2130 -
new, never used, cost $2000 Christmas Tress 745 Apartme
ns neverused, cos $12000 Farm Equipment 805 PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very iness Places 905
(863)467-5756 Farm Feed/Products810 good condition. $75. Commercial
(863);467-5756Farm Miscellaneous 815 (863)763-8943 Property 915
Farm Produce 820 Condos/
Farm Services Condos/
Offered 825 ROTO TILLER- Troybilt, 6HR Townhouses Rent920
SAWMILLS from only Farm Supplies/ $499 excellent condition, Farm Property -
$2,795.00 Convert your Services Wanted 830 (863)763-6701. Rent 925
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM- Fertilizer 835 House Rent 930
BER with your Norwood Horses 840 Land Rent 935
portable band sawmill. Log Landscaping Resort Property -
skidders also available. Supplies 845 Rent 945
www.norwoodindus- Lawn Garden 850 1I Roommate 950
tries.com -Free information: Livestock 855 Rooms to Rent 955
(800)578-1363 ext300N. Poultry/Supplies 860 Storage Space 0
Seeds/Plants,' H ent960
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du- owners 5
ty,10". New, only used once. i
$400 (772)216-5092 or Hos 04Aprm n t 0
(863)46 7-4852 t READING A 1,2 & 3 BEDROOMS
,-- APPENDIX GELDING- Retired xNWSAPR HOUSFS & APARTMENTS FOR
,,,;,,. jumper $850 or best offer. NEWSPAPER,, RENT. No pets.
(863)357-3325 m mor e Call (863)983-4436.
\ makes you a more Infonned -
HORSE 3 y/o mustang, and nterestingperson.No *11mmate 0950
READING A needs attention, very nice wiode neBiipalerren
NEWSPAPER MAKES pretty needs to be broken wo mal wants fr
YOU AMORE INFORMED $400/neg. (863)634-2139 re more successful OKEECHoBEE- male wants fe-
AND INTERESTING HORSE- Palomino gelding 3br, 2ba, full house, all util
EREON. 10yr old, 15.2 hands $1500.0 imej IncI (863)467-7770.

owoernewspaper 8637633253 Okeechobee Livestock ROOMMATE WANTED: $500
reades aemm populal MARE AQHA, child safe. Market Sales every mo., util. IncI., full house privi-
Good for beginning barrels. Mon.12pm &every leges.863-697-9074
$1000 (863)675-4981 Tues. 11am. 763-3127
REG PASOFINO BAY MARE- BI Time to clean out the
AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking trail rides, trailers, for experi- attic, basement and/or
$75(863)674-0539. en 63-1d r04.r $1 ROUND PEN-galvanized, 2 garage? Advertise
Join all the people who pipe rails, 15 panels with your yard sale in the
say, "I sold it In the Shop here first! gate, purchased in '05, $995. classified and make
classifieds" The classified ads neg. (863)801-6220. your clean up a breeze


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Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1010
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CLEWISTON:
ESTABLISHED GYM
FOR SALE (863)983-4436


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


LaBelle, new gated over 55
manuf. home park, beautiful
'03, 3/2, many upgrades, Ig.
lot on lake, MUST SEE!
$149,500, after 6pm or
weekends. (863)675-1134
MONTURA RANCHES- 5 acres
(Sect. 36)3 adjoining lots.
Ideal for extended family.
21/ ac, $80K. 11/4 ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $197,500.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
1 'A acre lot, asking $39,000.
2 /2 acre lot, asking $83,900.
CALL (863)228-7124.
Your next job could be in
today's classifieds. Did
you look for it?



$10,000 DISCOUNT! Grand
OpeningI Ocala area- The
Preserve at Oak Hill. Upscale
equestrian community of 5
to 21 acre parcels. Private,
gated, trails. Discount ends
2/15/05. Broker/Owner.
(352)330-0022.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA, ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
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Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
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Coastal Southeast Georgia Serene Mountain Golf Home-
Large wooded water access, site $69,900. Breathtaking --.- .-'-
marsh view, lake front, and views. Upscale golf commu- -
golf oriented homesites from nity set amid Dye designed T_ .
the mid $70's Live oaks, 18 hole course in Carolina l .mci
pool, tennis, golf. Mountains. Near Asheville ,_
(877)266-7376. www.coop- NC. A sanctioned Golf Digest. o .
erspoint.com. Schools teaching facility! Ex- .
cellent financing. Call toll-
GEORGIA PROPERTIES FOR free (866)334-3253 x. 993 CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
SALE PARCELS RANGE www,.cherokeevalleysc.com. LWI OU A R
FROM 3 to 1000 ACRES ALL
DEEPLY DISCOUNTED 1031 Tennessee Waterfront Sale! Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
TAX EXCHANGE WELCOME 2.4 Acre Waterfront $9,900! 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
VISIT PEACH STATE AT Dockable Building Lots from your land as down payment. Financing
www.farmandtimber.com or $14,900! Cabin Package your land a d pyn Fn ci
Call (866)300-7653. $54,900. Call Now! available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355
(866)770-5263 Ext. 8.
Investment lots $5,000 in-
creasing in value by the 3 Cuartos, 2 Banos, I
month, on paved roads with TN WEEKEND RETREAT Traila Doble Nueva Lis-
all utilities FSBO ACREAGE New lake commu-T0
(954)523-8118. nity close to Chattanooga & tas para ser Occupadas. BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
Knoxville. Limited number of Eston localizades en 1/2 good shape $450
Miami Waterfront Pre-con- private boat slips. Commu- acre de propidad. Entre (863)675-6738
struction 10% down, 2 year nity lake access and
build out. GA Coastal Water- amenities. 1/2 + acres from en medio de LaBelle y BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
front Pre-construction 1st $40K. Call Immokalee. Llamme al galvanized. $1600 for both
phase assignable/ GA Lots (866)292-5769. (863)234-9804. orwillsep.(954)868-6518
$6,900+, RV lots $15k. Re- DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Manr-
altor/(877)468-5687. TN WEEKEND RETREAT 3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe- ner, full cover, trailer, similar
NC MOUNTAIN 2.87 acres on ACREAGE New lake commu- cialmente, para las victi- to a jet ski $2500
mountain top, view, trees nity close to Chattanooga & mas dl Huracan. (954)868-65 18
waterfall & large public lake Knoxville. Limited number of $29,900 se accept el LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Merc
nearby, paved private ac- private boat slips. Commu- program de FEMA y Outboard, $250
cess, $19,500 owner nity lake access and de (863)675-6738.
(8 6 6) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5 amenities. 1/2 + acres from agencies de seguro. LIa-
www.N(77.com. $40K. Call men e s a I PADDLE BOAT- 4 man Binimi-
www.NC77.com. $K n ni top + extras, $200.
(866)292-5769. 863-234-9804. (863)467-5340

NEW LOG CABIN-NC Moun- Mas de 40 trails san- Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
tains. New shell on secluded Unique 6,000 sq. ft. Lake La- Lias a 1998, center console, t-
mountain site. $89,900. nier home, private-2ac, 325 class in envertario. Litas top, trIr like new, $6500.
Hardwood forest. Great fall ft on lake, exquisite gardens, para ser sentadas en SU (954)868-6518.
colors. Paved road. Near waterfalls, boat dock, 50mi. propidad. Bajo encunche RANGER BASS BOAT 02 17,
parks & lakes. Acreage & fi- NE of Atlanta, GA y baja pago de Mensu- /E B Johnson OutboardT
nancing available. $1,500,000: Doris, Savage a d w/115 Johnson Outboard
(828)247-0081. RE,(770)861-8525. aledad. Llamme para motor, cover included.
mas information. (863)610-1055.
NEW MEXICO -16 acres WESTERNNorth Colina (863)234-9804. TR HAUL-14', 40hp Mariner,
$24,990 Scenic region, Mountains Cool Air,Views, Trailer, Live well, Fish finder,
views, canyons, trees, rolling Streams, Homes, Cabins, New&Used Trolling motor $1695.
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, Acreage FREE BROCHURE Manufactured Homes (863)763-7989
hiking, horses, great climate. OF MOUNTAIN PROPERTY Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Power, great access. 100% (800)642-5333. Realty Of Scotbilt, Townhomes. Irl = 1 =U
financing Call Murphy 317 Peachtree St. BestDeals Anywhere.
(914)232-5100. Murphy, N.C. 28906. STANTONHOMES CAMPER FULLY FURN. Adult
www.realtyofmurphy.com. Clewiston, LaBelle, Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
North Carolina Gated Lake- s 'e'lEta Okeechobee, Punta Gorda slip w/access to river/ lake.
front Community 1.5 acres 1-800-330-8106 Best offer (863)467-6782

Never before offered with GOLF STREAM MOTOR HOME
20% pre-development dis- Investor will pay all cash for 1989, 30 Ft., 454, Runs good.
counts, 90% financing. Call hurricane damaged houses. RENTTOOWN New tires. $6995. Firm.
(800)709-5253. Moorehaven & LaBelle areas Buy Here Pay Here (863)467-5722 Lv. message.
(863)675-4858 Marginal Credit OK T4 5 T msae
OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT Clewiston Stantalon Homes TRAVEL TRAILER, 26 Ft.
Private community on the TODAYTURNYOUR Clewiston Stanton HLong, Sleeps 6. Fully con-
TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2 VACANTLAND 863-983-8106 tained. $500. or best offer.
hours to Nashville. Spec- INTO BIG$$$$ SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST Needs work. (863)843-0079
tacular views of Lake Bark- lIwillbuyyourvacantlotor &OLDEST DEALER WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
ley. 1 to 6 acres from the landfor cash. Close in week. VOLUME PRICING Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.58,
$40s. New to Market. Call Hendry? Glades? Anywhere STANTON HOMES 24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
(866)339-4966. Call Randy 863-673-5071 or 800-330-6266 oak cabinets, no smoke or
OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
RETREAT Spectacular gated M 0 ila 314-640-3195
riverfront mountain commu- UHcavs

acre building sites from the Ma
$60s. Borders National For- .VcesoisI00
est. Community lodge & river 3005 HONDA MOTOR 2001, 4
walk. Call (866)292-5762.awls3005 HONDA MOTOR 2001, 0/B, 4
walk. Call (866)292-5762. Mobile Home- Lots 2005 Campers/RVs 3010 Stroke, 50hp, long shaft. Mod-
SEASON CLOSE-OUT SALE IN Mobile Home. Parts 2010 Jet Sklis 3015 el # DF50A1LRTA. Good con-
THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES Mobile Homes Rent 2015 Marine Accessories 3020 edition. $3500. (828)524-2619
Gated Waterfront Community Mobile Homes Sale 2020 Marine Miscellaneou30s 25
Riverfront and Mountain Motorcycles 3030
Views Available. Prices Start- r.-- Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035
ing Low as $46,900. Final Hoe HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
Phase Limited Lots Call ... SPORTSTER 1992, Lots of
Now! Ask about our lot/ 30051 chrome. Must see! Garage
home pkg. Buy Direct from MONTURA RANCH ESTATES kept. $5000. (863)467-5489
the Developer SAVE THOU- Sec.13,3BR,2Ba.,1200sq ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/trlr, HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
SANDS$$$$ (800)559-3095 ft dbl.Wide,50K ft fenced yd. 20hp Electric Merc. start, fish Good condition, Runs great
ext 327 www.river- Priced to sell @ $118,500. finder, anchors, swivel seats, Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
crest.com. Call owner: 863-673-5071 $2000 (863)635-3627. fer. (863)634-7046
YAMAHA ROAD KING 'O04-
shield; saddle bags,
703M,like new, touring bike,
$8200 (239)564-8196
i TI


YAMAHA RAPTER- '04, 660R,
Excellent condition. $3300 or
best offer $24.
(863)357-1382 after 4pm



R A I N T G AIRSTREAM 32' Airstream
trailer ready to roll. New pro-
ane tanks and it all works
$2500 firm 994-7155
AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 34',
'1985, Self contained, Good
condition. $7000.
(863)763-4004
MALLARD 13'- '02, 13' Slide
out, Air & heat, Sleeps 7
$15,000 or best offer
(863)946-1728


Automobiles r

.. ,,r '-,..F-..


">, Automobiles 4005
,' A utos W an ted 4010
....,- Commercial Trucks 4020



Four Wheel Drive 4035
.,' Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045








CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2
door, white, new tires, 91K ml,
5spd. Great on gas. $1200
(863)214-1286 after 5pmr


FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel,
4spd, flatbed. Runs good
$2500 or best offer

The most important (863)634 7318


20 minutes of your day I FIBERGLASS TOPPERathite,
SIfits Dodge Dakota truck,
good cond. $600

is the time spent reading (F64.32
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
C \l f f side, White, Exc. cond.
with your child from$275.(863)610-1000
SLEER TRUCK CAP- for full size
Short bed, alum, sliding win-
b irth to a e ni dows $150 (863)467-6805
TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15" LT,
50% tread. $150
(863)763-1370


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


ALUMINUM TOOL BOXES- 2,
For small truck, Good condi-
tion $120. will separate
561-881-0318 Immokalee
CAMPER TOPPER- For small
bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
dition. Orig. $1370. Asking
$400. (863)467-2777
CHEVY DUALLY '84 Quad
cab, runs good $2200 or best
offer (863)763-8261
FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
4 spd, $2500
(239)770-6423
GMC JIMMY '88, Black. Wilma
took out rear side window.
Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
fer. (863)697-6327
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.6ltr 5
speed trans, good cond.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130
TOYOTA V/ Ton Pick Up 1995,
Xtracab, Reliable. Clean. 20
mpg. $3995. Firm.
863-467-5722 Lv. message.



SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer
(863)467-7428



ENCLOSED TRAILER- Small,
Good condition. $700
(561)881-0318 Immokalee
UTILITY TRAILER, 4X8, asking
$450. (863)675-7275
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


Public Notices


LaI111KA)


ATTENTION:
ALL TWIN LAKES ESTATES TENANTS
If your home was damaged or destroyed
from Hurricane Wilma, please contact
Eloy Ramlrez at (863) 983-6293 or
stop by the Twin Lakes Estates office
as soon as possible regarding the
cleanup. If we do not have a response
from you as soon as possible, we will
assume you have abandoned.your
home and give us full permission to
clean up the debris and all your be-
Ion Ings.
97955 CGS 11/17/05
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 for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
P.O., 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 decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS 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 121 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 1th, 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, RA.
1317 W.Fletcher Ave., Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33612
Telephone: (813) 269-0300
95445 CIS 11/10,17/05
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
November 18, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at1233N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Pronertv of Cvnthia Laramore


CITY OF CLEWISTON
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection hereby gives notice that a Draft Permit
has been developed for the proposed project as detailed in the application speci-
fied above, forth reasons stated below.
The applicant, City of Clewiston, Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director, 141 Central Ave.,
Clewiston, Florida 33440, applied on May 19, 2005 to the Department of Environ-
mental Protecton for a construction permit of one Class I injection well and moni-
tor well system.
The Department has permitting judsdiction under chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes,
and Chapters 62-4, 62-520, 62-528, 62-550, and 62-660 of the Florida Adminis-
tratve Code. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Depart-
ment has determined that a construction permit is required for the proposed work.

Pursuant to section 403.815 of the Florida Statutes, and rule 62-110.106(7) of the
Florida Administrative Code, you (the applicant) are required t a publish at your
own expense tha enclosed Notice of Draft Permit. The Notice must be published
one time only within 30 days, in the legal ad section of a newspaper of general
circulation in the area affected. For the purpose of this rule, "publication in a
newspaper of general circulation in the area affected" means publication in a
da Statutes, n he county where the activity s to take place. The applicant shall
provide proof of publication to the South Dstrict Office of the Department within
seven (7) days of publication. Failure to publish the notice and provide proof of
publication within the allotted time may result in the denial of the permit.
The Department will accept public comme coconcerning this proposed permit action
tor a minimum of 30 days following publication oa this Notice. A public meeting
must be held in the area of the well no less than 30 days after publication of this
Notice tor the purpose of receiving verbal and written comment concerning this
project.
Comments received within the 30-day period and during the public meeting will be
considered by the Department In formulating a final decision conceming this pro-
ject. A location, date and time for the public meeting must be arranged prior to
publication of this Notice. Please contact Jack Myers, RG. at (239) 332-6975 to
arrange forthepublic meeting.
97066 CGS 11/14/05


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Legal notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the office of
Sheeley Architects, Inc. Any proposal offered later than the date and time stipulat-
ed below will be returned unopened. The work for which proposals are to be re-
ceoived consists of the following:
Greentree South Parvilon, In Labelle, FL for the Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, Labelle and Hendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to
Sheeley Arohtiects, up until 11:00 AM on Nov. 30,2005, for furnishing of all labor
and materials, performing all work necessary and Incidental as called for in the
construction of the Greentree South Pavil in n LaBelle, FL. This is a 3,200 SF
Community Facility containing laundry, lavatories and covered recreation area. At
this time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Pro-
posals shall be propedy and completely executed on a standard proposal form.
Working drawings and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Ar-
chitectural Firm, Sheely Architects, Inc., 7800 University Point Drive, Suite 400,
Fort Myers, FL 33907. A deposit of $250.00 is required for the first two (2) sets
of blueprints and specs issued to General Contractors, cash or check made pay-
able to the Sheeley Architects. This deposit is refundable in full upon return of
these documents to the Architect within ten (10) days after the bid date other-
wise; the Architect shall retain the full amount of the deposit. Additional copies are
available at a cost of $75.00 per set, 50% of which is refundable upon return in
original condition. Additional sets require a 24 Hour notice prior to pick up. All
documents shall remain the property of the Architect, and shall be returned to
their office whether or not deposit is refundable. The drawings and specifications
cor Act wage oetermmation will he in ennct an50 writ Ubnm tre general contctor
andall sub-contractors. Bidders mustsubmithe followingwiththeir bid:
1) Proposal. 2) Lst of proposed subcontractors. 3) General company information,
including list of references for similarlype work. 4) Bid Form, RD Instruction
1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment 3. 5) RD Instruction 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment
4.6) A completed and signed copy of form RD400-6, Compliance Statement.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
92909 CGS/CB10/27;11/3,10,17,24/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE


OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR


HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2003-994-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United. States Department
of Agriculture, Rural Development,
f/k/a Farmers Home Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
LAURITA Y. SMALL, a single person;
and HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered on November 22,
2004, and this Court's Order Setting
Foreclosure Sale entered on November
1, 2005, by the above entitled Court In
the above styled cause, the under-
signed Clerkof Court or any of his duty
authorized deputies, will sell the prop-
erty situated In Hendry County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 10 In Block F of SOUTH RIDGE SUB-
DIVISION, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 4, pages 98 and
99 of the public records of Hendry
County, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on Nov. 30, 2005, at
11:00 A.M. In front of the Office of
Clerk of Circuit Court, 2nd Floor Hall-
way, Administration Building, Hendry
County Courthouse, Labelle, Florida,
subject to all ad valorem taxes and as-
sessments for the real property de-
scribed above.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 1700
MONROE STREET,.3RD FLOOR, FORT
MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, TELEPHONE
( 41335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on November 8,2005.
BARBARA S.BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
BY:/s/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
97668 CGS 11/17,24/05

PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on the
following proposed ordinance at 7:30
p.m. on November 22, 2005 in the
ommisalon Chambers at the Pahokee
City Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pa-
hokee, Florida at which time the City
Commission will consider Its adoption
into law. The Introduction and first
reading was held on November 8.
2005. The ordinance In its entirety
may be inspected at the Office of the
City Clerk during regular working
hours. All interested parties may ap-
pear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to this proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-06
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PAHO-
KEE, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE
CITY'S CONSENT TO THE INCLUSION
OF THE ENTIRE TERRITORY WITHIN
THE CITY OF PAHOKEE'S MUNICIPAL
BOUNDARIES INTO PALM BEACH
COUNTY'S FIREIRESCUE MSTU (MU-
NICIPAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT);
PROVIDING FOR INTENT, PURPOSE
AND CONSENT; PROVIDING FOR IN-
TENT, PURPOSE AND CONSENT;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
AND DURATION OF CONSENT; PRO-
VIDING FOR EFFECTIVENESS OF RE-
PEAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR CAP-
TIONS.
97672 CGS 11/17/05

NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on
11/26/2005 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
wi the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Gary Glarum 203
Chairs, TV and misc, Items
Sheena Thomas J-9
Mattresses, misc. Items
Virginia Hellard J-68
ryer, misc. Items
Keen T. Hellard K-22
TV microwave, misca. Items
Laura McHenry/Raven Dalton J-0O
Bike, washer, dryer, misc. items
Carey Seud 40
Chair, bike, lawn equipment, misc. boxes
97617 CGS11/17,24/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thrda, November 17 2005 at 5.00
at The Greentree East Community
Center at LaBelle, Florida; Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting Is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record Is
made upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
The meeting will Include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inlc.
97302 CB/CGS 11/17/05


ITATEU OFFLORIDA,
HENDRY CO

GREEN TREE SERVICE
CONSECO FINANCE
CORR F/K/A GREEN 1
SERVICING CORPORA
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-
ROBERT L. MOORE NK
MOORE; THE UNKNO
ROBERT LEE MOO
MOORE A/K/A IREN
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
MOORE A/K/A IRENE
ING, INCLUDING A
SPOUSE OF SAID DE
REMARRIED, AND IF
RESPECTIVE UNKNOV
SEES, GRANTEES
CREDITORS, LIENOt
TEES, AND ALL OT
CLAIMING BY, THROI
AGAINST THE NA
DANT(S); FORD M
COMPANY; WHETHER
PRESENTLY EXISTIn
WITH ANY GRANTEE
CREDITORS, LIENORS
OF SAID DEFENDAI
OTHER PERSONS
THROUGH, UNDER, C
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN
UNKNOWN TENANT#
Defendant(s),
NOTICE OF A
Notice is hereby given th
Final Summary Judgi
sure entered in thi
cause, in the Circuit
County, Florida, I will
situate In Hendry Cou
scribed as:
LOT 19, BLOCK A, HAI
TO NO. 8, PHASE 01
TO THE PLAT THERE
ED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
137, OF THE PUBLIC
HENDRY COUNTY, FLO
To include a:
1995 RICHWOOD MOB
N15864 and TITLE #7
AWA
773 ALABAMA AVENUE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, at 11:00
as soon thereafter a
done, to the highest b
for cash, In the front c
of the Circuit Court
County Courthouse It
floor hallway of the He
ministration Buildin
33935, on the 7th dt
2005.
DATED THIS 8th day of N
CLERK OF

THIS INSTRUMENT PREF
Law Offices of Daniel C. I
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the
Disabililltles Act of
needing a special ac
participate In this prn
contact the ASA Coo
than seven (7) days
ceedlngs. If hearing I
call (800) 955-9
(800) 95-8770 (vol
Relay Service.
97702 CGS 11/17,24/05
PUBLIC NO
The Empowerment Alllar
Florida is holding th
elections for represer
Harlem Community
Board of Directors. T
be held at the Harlem
Street, on Monday,
2005 at 7 p.m. If you
In the Empowerment
like to serve on the Bi
please plan to attend t
91819 CGS 11/17/05
PUBLIC NO1
The Zoning, AdJustrmnel
S Board of the City of P
on Thursday, Decen
6:00 PM to consider
quests:


NA, IN ANUFORU
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ING LLC F/K/A
0E SERVICING
TREE FINANCIAL
TION,
549-CA
/A ROBERT LEE
WN SPOUSE OF
ORE; IRENE 0.
E MOORE; THE
E OF IRENE 0.
MOORE; IF LIV-
NY UNKNOWN
EFENDANT(S, IF
DECEASED, THE
WN HEIRS, DEVI-
, ASSIGNEES,.
RS, AND TRUS-
HER PERSONS
UGH, UNDER OF
,MED DEFEN-
OTOR CREDIT
DISSOLVED OR
NG, TOGETHER
ES, ASSGINEES,
S, OR TRUSTEES
IT(S) AND ALL
CLAIMING BY,
IR AGAINST DE-
WN TENANT #1;
2,

SALE
hat, pursuant to a
ment of Foreclo-
e above-styled
Court of Hendry
sell the property
unty, Florida, de-

RLEM ADDITION
NE, ACCORDING
OF, AS RECORD-
PAGES 136 AND
C RECORDS OF
IRIDA.


BILE.HOME; VIN
1569654


o'clock A.M., or
is same can be
idder, or bidders,
office of the Clerk
t In the Hendry
being the second
endry County Ad-
g), LaBelle, FL
ay of December,
ovember, 2005.
CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
iARED BY:
Consuegra


i American with
100990, persons
commodatlon to
oceedlng should
rdlnator no later
prior to the pro-
ImpalredA, please
771 (TD) or
ce), via Florida


TICE
ice of Southwest
heir community
natives from the
to serve on the
he elections will
Civic Center, 7th
November 28,
Shave an interest
iAlliance or would
board of Directors,
is meeting.

TWICE
nt and Planning
ahokee, will meet
iber 1, 2005 at
the following re-


Requestfor Variance:
Nathaniel & Prlsicllla Holmes
Ref: PCN: 48-37-42-17-02-007-0030,
Request to build a residence In an area
zoned Agricultural.
97678 CGS 11/17/05

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FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

Final notice under Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Manage-
ment, is hereby given by the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's (FEMA) intent to provide Public Assistance
funding to the Northwest Florida, Southwest Florida, Suwan-
nee River, St. John's River, and South Florida Water Manage-
ment Districts for the repair and restoration of water control
facilities. Funds will be provided in accordance with the Rob-
ert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act,
Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Program: Public Assistance, FEMA Disasters DR-1539-FL,
DR-1545-FL, DR-1551-FL, DR-1561-FL, DR-1595-FL,
DR-1602-FL, and any other as yet undeclared Presidential
disaster declaration that may occur during the 2005 hurri-
cane season.

Statement of Why Action is Located in Floodplain: These pro-
jects involve the repair and restoration of water control fa-
cilities damaged during the 2004 and 2005 hurricane season
and includes, but is not limited to the dredging of sediment
from the canals; repair, restoration, and stabilization of canal
banks; and the seeding of the restored area. The water con-
trol facilities are functionally dependent on their location, and
therefore located within mapped 100-year floodplains.

Alternatives Considered: In all cases, the alternatives to be
considered have been and will be: 1) Repair to pre-disaster
conditions. 2) Repair to pre-disaster conditions with mitiga-
tion to minimize impacts during future events. 3) No action
alternative.

Applicability of State/Local Floodplain Standards: Funding will
be conditional upon the projects' conformity with all appli-
cable state and local floodplain standards, the project's ob-
taining any necessary U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits,
and the project complying with any terms and conditions
placed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Affects to the Floodplain and Mitigation: The proposed actions
may have short-term impacts to the floodplain during con-
struction. These impacts would consist of short-term water
quality impacts. In some cases, mitigation against damage
during future events will be provided by repairing or replacing
structures with materials that give additional protection.
Long term direct and indirect impacts are expected to be
beneficial because the facilities help manage stormwater and
provide additional floodplain storage.

Responsible Official: Roger Caughman, Environmental Liaison
Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
100 Sunport Lane
Orlando, FL 32809
S 407)858-3330
mail: Roger.Caughman@dhs.gov

Further information can be obtained by contacting the respon-
sible official. All comments should be submitted to the re-
sponsible official within fifteen (15) days of the start of this
notice publication.





CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Bild 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 to as "DISTRICT" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates
Clewiston, Florida
until 10:00 am local time on November 21, 2005, for furnishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
prise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accor-
dance with the conditions of the invitation to Bid. Instructions to Bidders and any
Addenda, Rf any, Issued In relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read
aloud. Bidder Is responsible to the delivery of bid and bids received after the
specified day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid upon Is described as the manufacture and installation of two die-
sel powered engines with vertical lift pumps capable of pumping 25,000 gpm
each as specified In the detailed drawings and specificeons prepared by Rock
About ude, PE. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on November 7, 2005 at the
Clubhouse at 10:00 am. Constructions drawings and Specifications may be ob-
talned from Rock Abaoouaode, RE. contactt peron) at 180 N. ridge Street, La-
Belle, FL 33935 or from CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. Rock's
telephone ls (863) 612-0011. CCWCD phone no. Is (863) 983-5795,
Each bid must be submitted, In duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, in an
amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount.1 All subcontractors shall
be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud onl November 212 at 10:00 am in the
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bonds) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed In the Contract Documents.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days 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 for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance
record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work
specified under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such infor-
mation as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifica-
tions.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a perod 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
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REQUEST FOR BIDS ON REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
DY CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, "the District", will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
property owned by the District anedlocated 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 Inclusve Is $45.000 00
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland Ill Subdivision;
The mInimum bid lor parcel 4 Is S60 O00OO..
5.2.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Montura Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for parcel O 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, Cewlston, Florida. All bidder 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 bide
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
01090 CGS 10/10,27;11/3,10,17.24;12/1/05



NOTICE OF CORRECTION TO
NOTICE OF INTENTTO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-1.659,40E-4.091,40E-4,101
The South Florida Water Management District publishes this correction to the Notice
of Intent to Adopt/Amend Rules of the South Florida Water Management District
published in this newspaper on November 10, 2005 to reflect that the correct lo-
cation for the hearing Is the Ocean Reef Club, 35 Ocean Reef Drive, Key LagO,
Florida 33037, Thetime and date of the hearing, December 14, 2005, beginning
at 9:00 a.m., remains the same. If more Intformation is needed, please contact


Jan Sluth, Paraiegal, Office of Counsel, South Florida Water ManaIement District,
Post Office Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-4680, telephone
1(800) 432-2045, extension 6299, or (561) 682-6299 (Internaet:
|sluth@sfwmd~gov),
97401 C0S 11/17/05



NOTICE OF SALE
1997 FORD, VIN: 1FTDX08W0VKB41148
Notice is hereby given to Joseph A. Defaria of 6068 E. Old State Rd., Schenectady,
New York 12303 and Erik Marrero of 6068 Old State Rd., Schenectady, NY 12303
that USA Mobile Heavy Equipment & Repair of 320 W. Haiti Avenue, Clewlston,
Florida 33440 863-221-1360 claims a lien on the above mentioned vehicle for la-
bor and services performed and storage charges and the cash sum which It paid
would be sufficient to redeem the vehicle. Notice that the lien claimed Is subject to
enforcement pursuant to S. 713.585, Florida Statutes, and the motor vehicle will
be sold to satisfy the lien. The motor vehicle will be sold at public auction on De-
cember 5, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at 320 W. Haiti Clewiston. Notice that the owner and
any persons claiming an Interest has a right to hearing at any time prior to the
scheduled date of sale by filing a demand for a hearing with the Hendry County
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Notice that the owner have the right to recover posses-
sion of the motor vehicle without Instituting judicial proceeding by posting a bond
In accordance with the provisions of Section 559.917, Florida Statutes. Notice
that any proceeds remaining from the sale after payment of the amount claimed
will be deposited with the Hendry County Clerk of the Circuit Court for disposition.
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