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

Scholarships
available
The JJ Wiggins Memorial
Trust renewal scholarships
for Spring 2006 are now
available. They may be
picked up at JJ Wiggins
Youth Center or in the Moore
Haven Jr. Sr. High School
guidance office. Deadline for
renewal is Dec. 29. Call 946-
3400 for details.

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

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 Festival
Committee is planning some-
thing new this year, a "Kids are
for the Birds" activity day in
Tom Perry Memorial Park in
Moore Haven. Build birdhous-
es, learn about Florida's 15
species of bats, what flowers
you should plant to attract
native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and vendors
are welcome. For more infor-
mation call (863) 946-0300 or
e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com.

Volunteers
needed
Final preparations are
being made for the annual
Glades-Hendry County Big
"0" Birding Festival, slated for
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven. 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.

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Index
Classifieds. . ..18-21
Opinion . . .4
Sports ............ 14
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Medicare and you: Information


2006: This year
is different
By Barbara Oehlbeck

LABELLE Everyone needs
to make a decision about pre-
scription drug coverage, but
with the confusion that the cur-
rent Medicare/Medicaid pro-
grams bring with them, what
are the right decisions to make?
Beginning Jan. 1, 2006,
Medicare will offer insurance.


coverage for prescription drugs
through Medicare Prescription
Drug Plans and other health
plan options.
Various insurance compa-
nies and other private compa-
nies are working with Medicare
to offer these plans.
If you join by Dec. 31, 2005,
you won't miss a day of cover-
age.
And so more than a few are
asking: How can I find the infor-
mation needed for my own par-
ticular situation?


Everything you need to know
and want to know is being
offered at J & J Pharmacy, on
Hickpochee, just west of Burger
King. Ameri-Life and Health Ser-
vices of Lee County, L.L.C. is
offering the help you need from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., three days a
week, Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday. "Linda" and "Terry" will
be on the porch at J & J Phar-
macy to discuss needs in
regards to your own personal
situation. This service is
absolutely free. You may take all


the time you need to discuss
your own problems and how
this plan can help you.
This service is also being
offered at Winn Dixie Pharmacy
each Tuesday and Thursday,
also between the hours of 10
a.m. and 2 p.m.
To be sure that you go at a
time when Linda and Terry are
there, simply call (239) 936-
8667.
Medicare prescription drug
coverage is important because it
will help to decrease your out-of-


pocket expenses significantly.
Even if you do not take many
prescription drugs you should
still consider joining a Medicare
drug plan beginning 2006. Many
people need prescription drugs
to stay healthy. For most people,
joining now means you will pay
the lowest possible monthly pre-
mium.
Admittedly there are more
than a few plans, however,
Medicare now covers more med-
See Help -Page 9


The Antiques



Roadshow at



Hard Rock


HOLLYWOOD, FL South
Florida has long been known,
for yielding buried treasure,
including millions of dollars in:
gold and silver unearthed
from the Atocha off the coast
of Key West. On Saturday,
Dec. 3 in what could be music
to many collectors' ears, Gary
Sohmers, who appears as an
appraiser in Collectibles,
Memorabilia, and Toys on the
Emmy-nominated hit PBS tel-
evision program "Antiques
Roadshow," holds court at the
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino from 11 a.m. until 4
" pam. He will evaluate 'an'd
appraise the personal rock
and roll treasures hidden
away in South Florida attics,
curio cabinets and memento
drawers.
According to Susan O'Con-
nell, vice president of Market-
ing, it is a terrific opportunity


to be a part ofLrock and roll
history.
, "Who knows? Maybe
someone.has along lost Beat-
les' tape, a&neckpiece worn by
Elvis, or a Woodstock wonder.
Gary Sohmers will offer his
personal insight and
appraisals to give people an
idea of what their collectible is
worth," she said.
Sohmers is known in the .
collecting world as "The King
of Pop Culture." He operates
Wex Rex Collectibles in Mass-
achusetts in addition to pro-
ducing and hosting his own
syndicated talk radio show,
"Calling All Collectors." His
fascination and interest in col-
lecting, stems from. his
father's passion for campaign
buttons. He has been a fea-
tured guest onr television and
See Hard Rock Page 9


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Everglades


The Fern Garden Trail in Hickory Hammock State Park
takes you through a hardwood swamp area. Chances are
good you can find alligators on this trail. There's a female.
alligator who's been living there for years. No pets on
boardwalk trails


State Park is hidden in the north-
western corner of Okeechobee
County off U.S. 98. Part of the
area, which was once part of the
Avon Park Bombing Range and
signs warn what to do if you are
hiking in the back country and


come across forgotten muni-
tions.
This 54,000-acre park is a
place of profound quiet. The
serenity of the landscape stretch-
See Parks -.Page 9


By Chuck Woods
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE To learn
how tiny amounts of mercury
affect wildlife especially wad-
ing birds in the Florida Ever-
glades University of Florida
scientists are beginning a five-
year study at the new Wetlands
Ecological Research Aviary in
Gainesville.,
A formal opening took place
Nov. 2 when officials from UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultur-
al Sciences, the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture's Wildlife
Services program and other
cooperating agencies will gath-


er at the facility. The UF aviary is
located at USDA Wildlife Ser-
vices, 2820 E. University Ave. in
Gainesville.
"The research aviary will
provide a unique environment
for studying the effects of Ever-
glades appropriate levels of
mercury on the development
and reproduction of aquatic
birdlife," said Peter Frederick, an
associate research professor .in
UF's wildlife ecology and con-
servation department and
leader of the project.
"Results of the research will
See Mercury-- Page 9


November has come and as
Floridians dig out after Hurri-
cane Wilma, the last meteoro-
logical insult to the area, the end
of Hurricane Season is in sight.
Finally south Florida residents
can begin to think about getting
out of the house and doing
something besides worrying
about the next tropical depres-
sion. The air is cooler and the'
stickiness of summer is slowly
dissipating.
Florida State Parks were
awarded the -National Recre-
ation and Parks Association's
Gold Medal Award, honoring
Florida as the "Nation's Best
State Park Service" for 2005. The
Gold Medal, a second for Flori-
da's park system, was presented
at the 2005 National Recreation
and Park Association Congress
and Exposition in San Antonio,
Texas.
"Winning the Gold Medal
Award twice in the last five years
is a remarkable accomplish-
ment for Florida State Parks, and
I applaud the park rangers and
staff for making it possible," said
Governor Jeb Bush. "By preserv-
ing natural Florida lands as
recreational and educational
opportunities for more than 17.3
million visitors each year, we are
protecting wildlife habitat and
offering more open space for
families to enjoy." (This quote
appears on the Florida State
Parks Web site homepage.)
T'Io nearby state parks offer
very different views of Florida.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve


World War touched us all


By Wanda Worth Hall
As told to MaryAnn Morris
There were blackouts in
Okeechobee during World War
II. Paratroopers trained out in the
Everglades. We could tell,
because the air would be full of
parachutes when the troops
were on maneuvers. The soldiers
would have to find their own way
back to their headquarters. Some
of them found their way to.our
house for a drink of Water on the
way. From then on, soldiers
would give her parachutes that
were no longer useable. Morn
would make underclothes out of
them and also dye some of the
material and make dresses,-
Some of those boys wrote her let-


ters from overseas later on.
"Every Saturday night, the
whole family would go to town.
It was the highlight of our week.
Mom would grocery shop at
Hunt's grocery and then go to
Raulerson's Department Store to
buy fabric to make the girl's
school clothes. Remember the
flour sack dresses your own
mothers made?
"What a treat Raulerson's
store-was!-They had a big candy
display. There were little yellow
and pink sugar candies that had a
ring stuck in the top. They. only
cost a few cents, so we could get
a new one every week.
We watched the cattlemen
drive their cows past the house to
get down to Morgan's pasture to


be dipped for screwworms.
What an exciting day that was!
Cowboys riding horses, hollering
at the cattle and cracking bull
whips.
"It was a quiet life, I suppose,
but I have so many good memo-
ries: Going to the softball games
that were played every week on
the field in front of city hall: It was
a lot of fun sitting on the hood of
the car and rooting for your fami-
ly and friends. Almost all the
young men in the community
would play. Attending revival
meetings under the tent erected
in the park across the street from
the Southland Hotel. I remember
stopping at Swindell's Grocery at
See War Page 9


.INI/MaryAnn Morris
Measuring up!
This giant Live Oak tree in Hickory Hammock State Park
has its own loop trail. Over 1,000 years old, the tree
measures 36 feet around the trunk of the tree.


State parks: Perfect for quiet getaways
S ,


INI/MaryAnn Morris
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in northwestern Okeechobee County includes
over 110 miles of two-lane service roads that are open to horse, bicycles and walking
adventurers.

Florida's outdoor world abounds


By MaryAnn Morris








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, November 24, 2005


Thanksgiving meal can be healthy too


Submitted to INI
Pet of the Week winner
Yo quiero pet spa! Okay, it lost its humor years ago, but
you can't look at Ringo and not do the joke. But unfortu-
nately, there is nothing funny about this week's winner
because Ringo came up missing after Hurricane Wilma
blew through the Glades area. Ringo's owners would like
nothing better than to claim their prize and have their
beloved pet back in their care. If you've seen Ringo,
please contact Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic in Belle Glade
at (561) 996-5500. Help out a devastated family in finding
Ringo and not only will Ringo get his day of pampering,
so will your pet. If you have any interesting photos of
your pet, submit them to myoung@newszap.com for a
chance to win your pet a day of pampering at Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital.


In the Military


Martin Hernandez, Jr.
Private First Class Martin Her-
nandez, Jr. completed boot camp
training with the U.S. Marine
Corp in Parris
Island, South "'
Maine bt i
Carolina.
Corps recruit
training is a
most difficult
and demand-
ing undertak-
ing, one in
which the best Martin
and the bright- Hernandez, Jr.
est of Ameri-
can's are transformed into United
States Marines. The training has
physically, intellectually and


morally challenged these Marines
to the limits of their endurance.
Private First Class Hernandez
was assigned to Platoon 2078. He
received a Meritorious Promo-
tion. This is awarded to one
recruit in each unit who demon-
strates high degree of proficiency
and has shown exceptional lead-
ership capabilities.
He was promoted in rank to
Private First Class. Currently Pri-
vate First Class Hernandez is in
Jacksonville, North Carolina
obtaining additional training. Pri-
vate First Class Hernandez is from
Pahokee and graduated in May
from Pahokee Middle Senior High
School. He is the son of Elizabeth
Cayson.


The holiday season from
Thanksgiving through New Year's
Day can be treacherous for
those watching their calories. It's
easy to overindulge at holiday
feasts. A traditional American
Thanksgiving dinner may have
2,000 calories.
Rethink the "traditional" din-
ner. The Pilgrims and Indians at the
first Thanksgiving probably did not
consume green bean and mush-
room soup casserole or marshmal-
lows on the sweet potatoes. Their
feast more likely included roasted
turkey and venison, fresh fish,
roasted ears of corn and baked
sweet potatoes. (Corn and sweet
potatoes are both native to North
America, and both plants were cul-
tivated by Native Americans.) A
"traditional" Thanksgiving meal


can be a very healthy and nutri-
tious one, with lean, roasted meat
and lots of fresh vegetables.
Drink lots of water. If your
body becomes dehydrated, you
might think you feel "hungry"
when what you really need is
water. Be aware of the calories in
beverages. Beer, wine or other
alcoholic beverages are high in
calories. Juices may also be high in
sugar. If you are trying to cut back
on calories, stick with water or
unsweetened iced tea.
Eat a sensible, healthy break-
fast. Skipping meals may make you
hungrier and it may also cause you
to overeat. Skipping meals is also
hard on your metabolism. If you
are planning a big meal at noon, try
something like oatmeal or whole
grain cereal and fruit for breakfast.


Be aware of portions. Take
small samples of each dish. If you
are still hungry, you can always go
back for "seconds". Taking big por-
tions may make you feel obligated
to finish the food on your plate.
Be aware of the variety of
foods. Fill two-thirds of your plate
with vegetables and fruits.
Don't eat bread before the
meal, and try to limit your bread con-
sumption to whole grain choices.
Remember that moderation
is the key. Ask for a small slice of
your favorite pie, pleading that you
are already full from the delicious
meal. Having a small portion of
your favorite foods may help you
maintain your self control and
avoid a late-night binge.
If you are on a diet or dietary
restrictions under a doctor's care,


consult with your doctor before the
holidays. Ask what foods you must
strictly avoid, and which you may
consume with moderation.
At a holiday event with a buf-
fet, find yourself a place as far away
as possible from the buffet table.
It's too tempting to snack if food is
nearby.
Remind yourself that it is all
right to leave food on your plate.
Better to waste a little food than to
consume food that your body
doesn't need.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important for those who are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badlywith foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


From the Editor: Happy Thanksgiving!


By Mark Young
And so it begins.
Today marks the official kick-
off to the holiday season and as
this uniquely American holiday
engulfs us like the feast that
awaits our anxious gullets, may
we remember the true spirit of
which defines
Thanksgiving.
A celebration
of bounty, an
honor to those
farmers and
ranchers who
feed the world,
a day to glorify
in the warmth
of family of
friends, and a Mark Young
moment in
time to give thanks for our bless-
ings.
Give thanks thanksgiving.
But let us not forget the wonder-
ful traditions that abound on this
special day. Sounds of football
echo from the living room to the
delight of full-bellied men who
struggle to keep their eyes open
as the Detroit Lions revel in their
only day of spotlight gridiron -
which is too much for any man to
suffer both the infamous turkey
sleep drug and the combination
of the Lions playing.
The sounds of dishes clinking
away in the kitchen as mom and
daughter tackle the chore of the
massive cleanup fill out ears like


an orchestrated symphony.
The smell of baked turkey still
hangs fresh in the air, creating
renewed visions of steam rising
from the stuffing, sparking
melancholy memories of dark,
creamy gravy breeching through
the dam of mashed potatoes,
oozing gently into the green bean
casserole adding flavor to a
wealth of rich delights. It won't
be long before the oven door
opens to release the wafting
aroma of mom's homemade
apple and pumpkin pies. The
scents reach the noses of those of
who have lost their struggle
against turkey dreams and visions
of hot apple pie with whipped
cream piled high on top fill the
mind's imagination as the heat
from the tasty treat sends the
melting cream into a fast flowing
cascade of snowy white goo.
And with great satisfaction the
feast has ended and the Lions
have lost another in an endless
array of yearly snoozers. Yes, tra-
ditions are to be revered, to be
held onto with the unbridled
devotion of a young child's
clinched fingers around his moth-
er's neck as she gently lays him
down for bed. Whatever the tra-
dition may be on this special day,
whatever brings joy and peace to
your family, celebrate it with
honor, with dignity, and with
love.
Yes, this is a day to give thanks


Catfish, moonshine, and cattle on the pea vine


Florida's rich pioneer spirit
comes alive when the South Flori-
da Community College Museum
of Florida Art and Culture
(MOFAC) hosts a series of pro-
grams in conjunction with its
exhibit, "Catfish, Moonshine, and
Cattle on the Pea vine: Surviving
on Florida's Last Frontier."
The opening reception will be
held Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and
the exhibit runs through Jan. 28,
2006. It is free and open to the
public. This exhibit is sponsored
by the Florida Humanities Coun-
cil.
The work of pioneer families
from the Lake Okeechobee area
and along the Pea vine Trail will be
depicted through photographs,
original art, demonstrations, and
video. Three panel discussions
focus on their importance to Flori-
da's history and economy.
Some of these pioneer families
made and continue to make their
living from cat fishing in Florida's
Big Lake Region that area sur-
rounding Lake Okeechobee.
Other Florida pioneers drove cat-
tle or made moonshine to keep
food on the table. They lived along
the Pea vine, a trail that ran from
present day Kissimmee, south to
the shipping docks in Punta Rassa.
According to Jim Fitch, project,
director emeritus, MOFAC, the
exhibit is about "resourceful,
determined people who, con-
fronted with a rapidly changing
environment, made a conscious
decision to remain free of the
encumbrances of modern society.
They chose to follow their hearts.
Our story provides an opportunity
to meet these folks, understand


Submitted to INI/Deborah J. Bell
In the 1930s, Beedie Mae married homesteader, Edgar
Thomas. They settled on a piece of land along the Pea vine
Trail and built their dream house. Early settlers on the Pea vine
were, for the most part, not cattle ranchers but homesteaders
who supplemented their income by working as cowhands.


them better, and perhaps reflect
on choices we have made in our
own lives."
The panel discussion and
demonstration schedule is as fol-
lows:
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:30-5 p.m.,
"Catfish: Folkways and Traditions"
Leo and Judy Gillis will discuss
their lives as cat fishermen, and
Judge William Hendry will talk
about working in an Okeechobee
fish house as a young man. A cat-
fish fry and tasting will be held
outside SFCC MOFAC prior to the
discussion.
Friday, Jan. 13, 12:30-2 p.m.,
"Catfish and Cattle: History and
the Environment"
Moderated by Dr. James M.


Denham of Florida Southern Col-
lege, the panel discussion
includes Audrey Vickers, journal-
ist; Dr. Hilary Swain, Archbold
Biological Station; and Iris Wall,
cattlewoman. The discussion and
a light luncheon will be held at the
SFCC University Center.
Friday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.-9
p.m., "Moonshine" Moderated by
Dr. Kristin Congdon of the Univer-
sity of Central Florida, the panel
discussion includes Robert Skip-



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Located At:
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LaBelle, FL
(across from the Caloosa Belle)
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Orders Welcome
863-674-0104
Hours are Monday- Friday
9a.m. 6p.m.


per, storyteller; Michael Barkley-
Damboise, cowboy poet; and
Johanne Lauchman, Henscratch
Farms, Vineyard and Winery. The
discussion and a wine tasting will
be held at the Hotel Jacaranda,
Avon Park.
MOFAC provides an exhibition
venue for contemporary Florida
Regionalists and preserves Flori-
da's history and heritage through
its art. The Museum also serves as
a repository for the discoveries
unearthed by members of the
Kissimmee Valley Archaeological
and Historical Conservancy.
MOFAC is located adjacent to
the SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, 600 West College Drive,
Avon Park. It is open to the public
October through April, Wednes-
day, Thursday, and Friday, 12:30-
4:30 p.m., and by appointment.
SFCC Artist and Matinee Series
patrons may visit the Museum one
hour prior to every performance.
For more information about
the "Catfish, Moonshine, and Cat-
tle on the Pea vine" exhibit or
panel discussions, contact Mollie
Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at ext.
7240 at (863) 453-6661, 465-5300,
773-2252, or 494-7500.


to all those that give our lives spe-
cial meaning. Yes, Thanksgiving
is more than football, more than
turkey, and more than the Macy's
Thanksgiving Parade down the
crowded streets of New York City.
But with content in your heart
and satisfaction in your smile,
you already knew that, didn't
you? With the sounds of laughter
ringing through your home, the
meaning of Thanksgiving is clear.
And while for some, the
sounds of children playing are
but a distant memory, but the
meaning has not been lost and


has in fact been carried on in the
homes of your children and your
children's children. 'And while for
some, Thanksgiving is being
spent far from home in a hostile
land, the true meaning of Thanks-
giving is missed, but not forgotten
and pledges are being made that
next year will be the best ever.
Cherish these special times
and may today's happy moments
be tomorrow's pleasant memo-
ry. Happy Thanksgiving from all
of us at the Clewiston News, the
Glades County Democrat, and
The Sun.


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Thanksgiving: A matter of perspective


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I am always struck by people's
reactions to major crisis in their
lives. I remember a man who was
at death's doorstep several times
and was brought back by the
skills of his physicians and prayers
of family and loved ones. Two
days after his last surgery, as he
was "on the mend" I visited with
him to suggest that we thank God
for being with him through all of
the moments when he might not
have made it. He was a bit upset
as I entered his hospital room -
his coffee was cold! There he
was, with a real reason to give
thanks and he was concerned
about cold coffee.
I think about this past hurri-
cane. Everyone was really wor-
ried and then finally it passed
through, damaging almost 100
homes in our city and around 600
in the county. No loss of life,
though, and people began to
recover. Then came the respons-
es and complaints about
power being out. I listen to people


complain about no electricity and
watched the power crews work-
ing as diligently and rapidly as
possible.
There was one lady who
asked, "Am I going to be the last
one to get electricity back?" I'd
liked to have told her, "Somebody
has to be last" but I don't think it
would have given her any conso-
lation. She, and the rest of us,
passed through a life-threatening,
dangerous storm and we were
spared. The Thanksgiving for our
survival gave me another per-
spective the electricity will
come but in the meantime, the
really great danger has passed
and we were spared.
Not everyone saw it that way
- there was no thanksgiving,
only a time to complain about the
latest inconvenience. Then, the
electricity was restored, but again
no great outcries of thanksgiving.
Next I heard, "When are we
going to get the cable back?"
"Why are they so slow?" And
there you have it we quickly
forget the dangers and trails, and
how God guides us through only
to complain and become angry at


something that inconveniencies
us for the moment.
The scriptures give us in the
Book of Revelation an image of a
great multitude in white robes
preparing to enter Heaven. They
were praising God for their salva-
tion and they worshipped God,
giving him praise and glory, and
thanks. Then one of the elders
asked John, "These in white
robes who are they?" John is
told, "These are they who have
come out of the great tribulation
(Revelation 7:9ff."
Our salvation is earned not
because we had an easy time of it,
but more so because we were
faithful during the ordeals,
because we remembered Him
when the times of trail were at our
doorsteps. It is by being aware
that God was with us when the
times were tough, then thanking
him, and keeping our ordeals in
perspective. It is going back when
the crisis is over and saying,
"Thanks be to God that gives us
the victory..." and seeing where
we were delivered in spite of all of
the complaining and inconven-
iences.


This is Thanksgiving weekend.
I plan to thank God for being with
us when the winds were howling'
and the tress were un-rooted and
the roofing held and the damage
that could have been a lot worse. I
will also thank him for the other
big events in my life where I was
blessed, protected, and under the
shadow of his wings.

We have ever so much to be
thankful for at this Thanksgiving
time. All too often I hear about
those who forget the big things
and get upset over the little things;
some people seem to lose per-
spective on what is really impor-
tant and where God has been
with them when it really counted.
Others keep their awareness and
appreciation of what is really
worth being concerned about,
how God has been with them
through the tribulation and
they stop to praise him. That's
what Thanksgiving is about -
that's what we should celebrate
and when we should thank God
on the day set aside to do it.


Thanksgiving: It's more than just turkey


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spraying. Mr. Basford is an employee of Applied Aquat-
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Corps of Engineers to spray the Treasure Island canals
(on the north side of Lake Okeechobee) as needed for
floating vegetation. On Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, Mr.
Basford was spraying the canal adjacent to S.E. 43rd
Ave.



Nelson vows that the


fight will continue

WASHINGTON, D.C. An would also allow seniors to
amendment sponsored by U.S. avoid late fees during 2006 and
Sen. Bill Nelson that would would give seniors the option
have expanded the time given of correcting initial mistakes in
to seniors to enroll in the new enrollment during the first year
Medicare prescription drug of implementation.
plan won the support of a Nelson said the legislation
majority of senators but fell is necessary because the new
short of the 60 votes needed to drug plan is confusing to many
overcome a parliamentary hur- seniors and contains stiff finan-
dle. cial penalties for late enroll-
"It's really encouraging to ment. Under the current law,
watch this important piece of seniors who don't sign up by
legislation get a majority and May will pay substantially high-
have such bipartisan support," er premiums if they later
Nelson said last Thursday decide to join the program.
night. "I'm going to press for Nelson also noted that the
another vote on the issue after enrollment process is especial-
we return in January." ly difficult for the thousands of
This past Tuesday, seniors displaced by this year's
Medicare's 40-million seniors hurricanes. Without perma-
began enrolling in the new nent addresseses and adequate
drug plans amid widespread resources, these seniors will
reports of confusion. With just find it difficult to receive the
six months to enroll before fac- information needed to make an
ing stiff financial penalties, informed decision.
seniors across the country are Nelson's amendment to the
justifiably concerned. tax reconciliation bill failed
Sen. Nelson's amendment with a 51-47 vote. Nelson said
would have given seniors he will continue to push this
seven and a half additional legislation, both as an amend-
months to enroll in the pro- ment to other bills and his as a
gram by extending the dead- stand-alone piece of legislation,
line from May 15, 2006 to the the Medicare Informed Choice
end of 2006. The amendment Act.





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By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A teacher, Lisa Trewhitt Earby
of Cleveland, Tennessee, tells
about reading one-on-one with a
first grade student who encoun-
tered the words "thank you" for
the first time in print. Hoping the
student would use some of her
newly learned reading strategies,
Lisa gave the girl plenty of time to
work out the words herself. After
a few moments, though, Lisa
decided to tell her the word
"thank". When she didn't
respond, Lisa said more emphati-
cally, "Thank."
The little girl responded in her
native Tennessee dialect, "I AM
thanking. I AM thanking." The lit-
tle girl got "thinking" confused
with "thanking" just because in
parts of the South, they are pro-
nounced the same way.
Today, maybe we ought to
"thank," I mean "think," about


"Thanks giving"
Someone once asked, "If
someone is addicted to eating
Thanksgiving leftovers, can he
quit cold turkey?" I love turkey
and all of the fixings, and I cele-
brate that our Thanksgiving can
last as long as there are leftovers
in the refrigerator. But Thanksgiv-
ing is much, much more than a
national holiday set aside just to
celebrate the eating of abig b ird.
And it's much more than watch-
ing football. And contrary to all
the sales flyers that were stuffed
into our paper this past Sunday,
Thanksgiving is not about shop-
ping either. It's about giving
thanks for the blessings in our
lives. Thanksgiving reaches com-
pletion when we share our bless-
ings with others.
When we share our blessings,
we create thankfulness and joy in
other people. And those people
praise God for our obedience,


and they pray God's blessings on
our lives. And God blesses us in
response to their prayers. And the
thankfulness and joy start all over
again.
When Mark Twain was at the
peak of his writing career, it is said
that his magazine and journal arti-
cles were worth $5 a word -very
good pay in those times. Taking
this into account, an enterprising
graduate student from Harvard
University sent him a letter: "Dear
Mr. Twain: Enclosed please find
$5. Please send me your best
word."
A few days later, the student
received a telegram with this sin-
gle word response: "Thanks!"
"Thanks" may be the most
valuable word in our language. It
is definitely one of the words that
comes forth during this Thanks-
giving season. In the 1962
Thanksgiving Day proclamation,
President John F. Kennedy sum-


marized the meaning of Thanks-
giving for us as a nation: "Over
three centuries ago in Plymouth,
on Massachusetts Bay, the Pil-
grims established the custom of
gathering together each year to
express their gratitude to God for
the preservation of their commu-
nity and for the harvests their
labors brought forth in the new
land. Joining with their neigh-
bors, they shared together and
worshiped together in a common
giving of thanks. Thanksgiving
Day has ever since been part of
the fabric which has united Amer-
icans with their past, with each
other, and with the future of all
mankind It is fitting that we
give our thanks for the safety of
our land, for the fertility of our
harvests, for the strength of our
liberties, for the health of our peo-
ple I urge that all observe this
day with reverence and with
humility."


Letter to the Editor


Who do consumers bill
for higher fuel costs?
Dear editor:
As the 2005 hurricane season
finally comes to a close, it is
appropriate to look back on how
Floridians were affected. Tragical-
ly, some lost their lives, while oth-
ers now face the daunting task of
rebuilding.
First Dennis battered the west-
ern Panhandle. Then Katrina and
Rita
rumbled through South Flori-
da on their way to greater may-
hem in other parts of the country.
Wilma was much more tragic
story for Florida, one that is still
being written even today.
Barreling through our state,
Wilma caused the loss of life and
a massive swath of destruction,
and left more than six million
Floridians without power -
some for as long as three weeks.
Wilma was responsible for signifi-
cant damage to the electric power
infrastructure and destroyed
thousands of utility poles, leading
to a blackout for one-third of
Florida's population, mostly in
South Florida. The losses are still
being calculated.
Just weeks after enduring the
wrath of Wilma, millions of
Floridians received an unpleasant
surprise in early November.
Through an action largely unrelat-
ed to the hurricanes, but ill-timed


in the wake of those storms, the
Florida Public Service Commis-
sion (PSC) granted the state's
major utilities permission to pass
along fuel surcharges to Florida's
consumers. In the case of Florida
Power and Light, the PSC ordered
an increase at a rate beyond even
what the company requested.
These surcharges reflect high-
er fuel costs that the utilities -
Florida Power & Light, Tampa
Electric Company, Progress Ener-
gy, Gulf Power and the Florida
Public Utilities Company have
had to pay in recent months. All
were granted increases of at least
five percent, and Florida Power &
Light's increase amounts to 19
percent, adding on average about
$17 per month to bills of everyday
Floridians.
It should be noted that these
increases are not related to the
agreements negotiated this past
summer by our office and a coali-
tion of consumer advocates
including the Attorney General's
Office, AARP, the Public Counsel,
the Florida Retail Federation and
others. Those important agree-
ments saved consumers more
than $2.5 billion in basic electric
rate hikes requested by the utili-
ties over the next four years. Nor
do the latest surcharges reflect
hurricane damage suffered by any
of the companies those requests
will come later.
Power company officials have


stated that the companies are
making no profit from these sur-
charges, that they are only billing
their customers for their
increased costs.
Who do the consumers get to
bill for their added costs?
They have nowhere to go, nor
can private businesses just pass
their costs along to their cus-
tomers.
An easy example makes the
contrast clear. If a cereal company
incurs higher fuel costs of 30 to 40
percent delivering its product to
supermarkets it can't just auto-
matically pass that cost along to
consumers on every box of cereal
it sells. If it does, it puts itself at risk
of pricing itself out of the market
when consumers chose a com-
peting brand that did not pass the
entire cost increase on to the con-
sumer. Put simply, the customer
has a choice.
As legal monopolies, the
power companies do not have to
worry about competition. We as
consumers do not have a choice
to buy or not buy their product.
We have to have electricity.
For this reason the Public Ser-
vice Commission was put in place
to serve, as its name provides,


"the public". The PSC's mission is
to regulate the power industry, as
well as the telecommunications
industry and others, but most
importantly, to protect the people.
When the power companies,
however, can simply turn to the
PSC to rubber stamp the pass
through of these increased fuel
costs, the system is no longer
working and the people are not
being served.
On November 11, I contacted
Senator Nancy Argenziano and
Representative Marcelo Llorente,
who share my concern about
placing high fuel prices squarely
on the backs of the people. We
agree that there is an inequity in
the current system. They will lead
the effort in the Legislature to look
at ways to provide the PSC with
the authority to require the utili-
ties to use some of their profits to
offset their higher fuel costs.
Such a change would bring
fairness and some relief to con-
sumers, while still allowing the
companies to remain profitable
and an attractive investment in
Florida. Why should Floridians be
forced to shoulder this burden
alone?
Attomey General Charlie Crist


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Former fugitive 'Roofies' dealer receives 10-year sentence


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the sentencing of a Lee County
man for trafficking in the drug
Flunitrazepam, commonly
known as Rohypnol, or "roofies."
Christopher Michael Gray was
sentenced by Lee County Circuit
Court Judge Lynn Gerald Jlr. to 10
years in prison and was ordered


to pay a fine of more than
$257,000. Gray was originally
investigated in 1998, but fled
before being captured in 2004. .
In 1998, a confidential inform-
ant working with the Combined
Law Enforcement Against Nar-
cotics (CLEAN) Task Force pur-
chased 120 tablets of Rohypnol
from Gray in two separate con-


trolled buys. A search warrant
followed, and task force agents
discovered other narcotics in the
Cape Coral house shared by
Gray, 32, and his roommate, Jef-
frey David Clark, 28.
Clark cooperated and pled
guilty in October 1999 to one
count of trafficking in and one
count of conspiracy to traffic in


Flunitrazepam. He is currently
serving a 70-month prison sen-
tence.
Gray originally cooperated
with law enforcement, but then
fled the state. He was a fugitive
for six years and was appre-
hended in 2004 during a traffic
'stop in Ohio. In August 2005 he
pled no contest to two counts of


trafficking in Flunitrazepam and
one count of conspiracy to traf-
fic in Flunitrazepam.
"Nothing is more important
than keeping our citizens and
their loved ones safe," said Crist.
"Women are at risk when in the
presence of anyone possessing
roofies. This sentence sends a
strong message that. trafficking


in this drug is a serious offense."
Rohypnol is also called the
"date rape drug" because it Ts
added to the drink of an unsus-
pecting woman, vi o is subsI -
quently incapacitated ai(nd ulti
mately raped.
The case was prosecuted by
the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution.


Crist announces arrests in elder abuse


One incident of
neglect may have
led to death
TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrests in separate cases of
two South Florida caregivers for
alleged abuse or neglect of elderly
residents of patient care facilities.
One of the incidents of neglect
is believed to have led to the death
of a resident at a Miami assisted
living facility.
The arrests, involving facilities
in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach
Counties, resulted from investiga-
tions by the Attorney General's


Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, act-
ing on information received from
the Department of Children and
Families and the Patient Abuse,
Neglect and Exploitation (PANE)
Project.
"The outrage of these two inci-
dents is unspeakable," said Crist.
"These caregivers were
responsible for those in their care,
but instead allowed them to suf-
fer. In one case, we believe that
gross neglect resulted in the need-
less death of an injured patient."
The investigation into a death
at The Gardens at Kendall
revealed that facility administrator
Mayra Del Olmo, 62, did not pro-
vide prompt medical attention to
the victim after a May 9, 2004 fall


that seriously injured the victim's
leg. Even though records indicate
the victim fell at approximately
10:30 a.m., she did not receive
any medical attention until 5 p.m.
that evening. As a result of com-
plications from the injury, the vic-
tim died two days later. Del Olmo
was the administrator and main
caregiver at the assisted living
facility, which is located at 8820
S.W. 79th Avenue in Miami.
The second incident was
investigated amid allegations that
certified nursing assistant Babette
Briner, 65, shook and struck one
of the residents at Sutton Place
Care Center, a nursing home
located at 4405 Lakewood Road
in Lake Worth. Briner was


observed shaking and striking the
91-year-old resident on Oct. 8,
2005.
In the Miami case, Del Olmo
was charged with neglect of an
elderly person or disabled adult, a
second-degree felony. If convict-
ed, she faces a maximum of 15
years in state prison and a fine of
up to $10,000. Her case will be
prosecuted by the Miami-Dade
State Attorney's Office.
In the Lake Worth case, Briner
was charged with one count of
abuse of an elderly person, a
third-degree felony. If convicted,
she faces up to five years in prison
and a $5,000 fine. Her case will be
prosecuted by the Palm Beach
County State Attorney's Office.


Weekly Road Construction Report


Motorists are reminded to use
extreme caution while driving
through construction zones.

Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus Slough.
to the bridge (4.6 miles): Construc-
tion project The roadway
improvements consist of resurfac-
ing the existing pavement, widen-
ing two section of roadway, con-
structing paved shoulders,
drainage improvements, and
guardrail installation. Motorists
should expect a flagging operation
with a single lane for paving and
shoulder construction. The con-
tractor is Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: In the city of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project No
lane closures anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic
between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. while
crews work in this area.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project- The
roadway improvements consist of
resurfacing the existing pavement


and modifying the U.S. 27/SR 29. SR 80: From County Road 833 to
intersection median. Motorists U.S. 27 (2.9 miles): Construction
should expect one lane to be project Roadway improvements
closed for paving operations. The consist of guardrail replacement
speed limit has been reduced in the and addition of new guardrail along
work zone. The contractor is Better the eastbound side of SR 80, includ-
Roads, Inc. ing bridge rail retro fit at Johnny Boy
Canal Bridge. The contractor is
Hendry County Highway Safety Devices, Inc.
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle: U.S. 27: North ofClewiston to SR
Maintenance project No lane 80: Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this closures are anticipated at this time,
time, but motorists should expect but motorists should expect possi-
possible slow moving traffic while ble slow moving traffic while crews
crews sweep the roadway. work on guardrail replacement.
SR 80: From Ford Street to Cow- U.S. 27: In the city of Clewiston:
boy Way: Maintenance project Maintenance project No lane clo-
Motorists should expect intermit- sures are anticipated at this time,
tent lane closures in the eastbound but motorists should expect possi-
and westbound lanes with possible ble slow moving traffic while crews
slow moving traffic while crews sweep the roadway in this area.


work on cleaning the pipes in the
roadway. Flagmen will be on site to
assist with traffic.
SR 80: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crews sweep the roadway.


Okeechobee
Countywide: Construction proj-
ect Crews will be performing
shoulder repair work at various
locations throughout the country.
Motorists should watch for lane
closures as necessary to move
equipment in and out of the work


zones. The contractor is Weekly
Asphalt Paving, Inc.
SR 70: From W of U.S. 98 to W
of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm pipe .installation and road-
way construction at various loca-
tions throughout the project. The
contractor is Russell Engineering.
Project completion date: Winter
2006.
U.S. 441: From North of Ceme-
tery Road to NE 131st St. in Okee-
chobee County: Construction proj-
ect Work to begin milling and
repaving. ARMI layer starting north
end of the project moving south.
This project includes widening
shoulders, ARMI layer, milling,
resurfacing, guardrail and minor
drainage improvements. The con-
tractor is Elmo Greer and Sons,
LLC. The estimated completion
date: Winter 2005.


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South County (south of Gateway Blvd.)
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created while the unemployment
rate was once again the lowest
recorded in the history of the
series using the current method-
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number of unemployed has not
been this low since May 2000. .
The state's seasonally adjusted
October 2005 unemployment rate
was 3.4 percent, down from the
revised rate of 3.5 percent in Sep-
tember and down by 1.4 percent-
age points from 4.8 percent a year
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Florida's seasonally adjusted
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lower than the national rate of 5.0
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the same period.
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month for which comparable
data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
growth among the 10 most popu-
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5,600 jobs (+1.5 percent) over
the year. Durable goods manufac-
turing gained 5,400 jobs, mainly
in transportation equipment
manufacturing (+3,500 jobs,
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Victims are urged
to call back even if
you have insurance
ORLANDO Applicants for
federal disaster assistance who
have private insurance coverage
and receive a letter from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) saying they are not eligible
or have been denied assistance,
should contact FEMA if they have
needs beyond what their insurance
settlement will cover. They still may
be eligible for disaster assistance
programs after they provide FEMA
with the insurance information.
When registering for assistance,
the callers were asked questions
about what, if any, insurance they
had. If they said that they had prop-
erty insurance, they most likely
received a letter stating they are
being denied assistance because
they are insured or, as the letter
states, "INS-insured." In that situa-
tion, FEMA requires more informa-
tion on the insurance settlement
before a final decision can be
made.
"By law, FEMA cannot duplicate
what insurance already covers, or
pay any deductibles," Federal Coor-


dinating Officer Justin DeMello
said. "But in some cases, FEMA
may be able to help, up to the
allowable program limits. Appli-
cants may want to reconnect with
FEMA after they hear back from
their insurance company."
Letter recipients should consid-
er calling FEMA again at 1-800-621-
FEMA (3362) after their insurance
claim is settled. In instances where
the damage is from flooding, and
the applicant had homeowners
insurance but not flood insurance,
victims may want to contact FEMA
right away if they received a denial
letter. In a case where the damage
to the structure is from flooding,
homeowners insurance would not
cover the damage so they should
tell the operator they had flood
damage.
"Certain applicants were initially
sent a letter saying they were
denied because they had private
insurance to cover losses," State
Coordinating Officer Craig Fugate
said. "This letter is not the final
word on the applicant's overall eli-
gibility for assistance if they contin-
ue to have unmet needs."
It is important to register with
FEMA now. Occasionally, the insur-
ance settlement process may take


several months before it is final,
perhaps even after the registration
period has ended. The deadline to
apply for disaster assistance is
December 23,2005.
Any applicant who receives a
letter from FEMA stating that a
claim for federal assistance has
been denied because of insurance
should contact his or her insurance
agent and request a "delay of settle-
ment" letter. That information,
along with any new or important
information that may have sur-
faced since they first registered,
should be mailed to the address
provided in the FEMA letter.
The applicant may also take an
insurance settlement letter to a
Florida State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) /FEMA Disaster
Recovery Center (DRC) where
recovery specialists will assist him
or her in appealing the denial or
updating their application for assis-
tance.
Any Florida resident with ques-
tions or concerns about how a pri-
vate insurance carrier has respond-
ed to hurricane damage should
visit representatives of the Florida
Department of Financial Services at
any of the Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters, visit the department's web site


at www.fldfs.com or call 860-413-
3132.
The most common reasons that
applicants may receive denial let-
ters declaring them ineligible for
FEMA disaster assistance, besides
an applicant having adequate
insurance coverage, include:
Damage to secondary home,
not primary residence. (By law,
applicants are eligible for FEMA dis-
aster assistance only if the damage
is to the applicant's primary resi-
dence-where the person usually
lives and was living at the time of
the disaster.)
Damage to rental real estate, not
primary residence, owned by
applicant.
Inability to prove occupancy or
ownership.
Failure to fill out and return the
SBA loan application.
If FEMA determines that an
applicant is not eligible for a grant,
he or she should still apply for a
low-interest disaster loan from the
U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA). Among the other programs
that may provide assistance are Dis-
aster Unemployment Assistance,
free crisis counseling, legal and tax
assistance, and voluntary agency
assistance.


Picking up those pieces after Wilma


About the
post-hurricane
inspection process
ORLANDO The Federal
Emergency Management Agency's
Individuals and Households Pro-
gram (IHP) provides money and
services to people in disaster areas
when property has been damaged
or destroyed and when losses are
not covered by insurance. IHP
could provide money to rent a dif-
ferent place to live, to help replace
a destroyed home, to make mini-
mal repairs to your. home, and to
cover necessary expenses and seri-
ous needs caused by the disaster,
such as medical, dental, funeral
and transportation expenses.
Currently, residents of Brevard,
Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry,
Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach, and St. Lucie counties
affected by Hurricane Wilma may
be eligible for disaster assistance.
Those in the counties designated
for assistance to affected residents
and business owners can begin the
disaster application process by reg-
istering online at www.fema.gov or
by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362),
or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the
hearing and speech impaired.
What happens after I apply for
help with FEMA?
As soon as possible after you
apply for assistance from FEMA, a
qualified inspector will contact you
to set up a time to see the damage
to your property that was caused
by the hurricane. Ask to see ID -
all FEMA inspectors wear a current
photo identification badge. An
inspector first examines any struc-
tural damage to your house, then
assesses damage to appliances,


such as the washer, dryer, refrigera-
tor and stove. The inspector also
reports serious needs, such as lost
or damaged clothing. Homeown-
ers should identify all known dam-
ages and tell the inspector if they
have a septic system or a well.
Inspectors do not determine
any dollar amounts for assistance.
They look at reported damage and
document it. Your losses will be
recorded and submitted for consid-
eration by FEMA. You will be asked
to sign a document saying that you
or someone in your household
was a U.S. citizen, non-citizen
national or qualified alien at the
time of the disaster. You will need
to present identification. To deter-
mine eligibility, property owners
should be able to show proof of
,ownership-and occupancy to the
inspector. The home must be your
primary residence. Renters also
need to show proof of occupancy.
Within approximately 10 more
days, FEMA will decide if you quali-
fy for assistance. If you have been
referred for a disaster loan from the
U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA), SBA will also contact you
and schedule an appointment to
review your disasterr.elated losses.
If you get an SBA Disaster Loan
application in the mail, you must
complete and return the applica-
tion to be considered for a loan as
well as certain types of grant assis-
tance. SBA representatives are
available at Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters to help you with the applica-
tion. If the SBA finds that you do
not qualify for a loan, they will
automatically refer you to FEMA's
Individual and Households grant
program for help. If the SBA
approves you for a loan, they will
contact you. If the SBA finds that
you cannot afford a loan and refers
your case, FEMA will contact you.


How do I contact the inspec-
tor if he/she called me but I
missed the call?
The FEMA inspectors are out
on inspections most days and
cannot be reached while they are
inspecting a home. You should
wait for the FEMA inspector to
call you again. The FEMA inspec-
tors will try to call you three
times to arrange an appointment
to inspect your property. Inspec-
tors will call your current phone
contact and alternate number if
you have given one. If any of your
contact information has
changed, call 1-800-621-3362 to
update the information.
How long will it take to get
FEMA disaster help?
If you are eligible for assis-
tance, you should receive a U.S.
Treasury check or notification of
a deposit to your bank account
within about' 10 days of the
inspector's visit. Other types of
help may be provided later, based
on specific eligibility and need.
FEMA will also send you a letter
describing how you are to use the
money (for example: repairs to
your home or to rent another
place to live while you make
repairs). If FEMA decides that you
do not qualify for a grant, FEMA
will send you a letter explaining
why you were turned down and
give you a chance to appeal the
decision. Appeals must be in
writing and mailed within 60 days
of FEMA's decision.
I have insurance. I understand
that I must first work through my
insurance claim and provide
FEMA with a decision letter (set-
tlement or denial) from my insur-
ance company before FEMA
issues an inspection. But my
insurance company told me it
would be weeks before they


Right of Entries closed down


JACKSONVILLE The U.S&
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District, announces all
Right of Entry (ROE) collection
sites will close effective noon,
Wed. Nov. 23,2005.
"Operation Blue Roof is not
stopping," stated Col. Bob Car-
penter, Jacksonville District Com-
mander. "We will continue
installing temporary roofing until
all Rights of Entry forms have
been processed. As of today, over
16,000 damaged roofs have been
protected almost 50 percent of
our mission."
If you are still in need of tem-
porary roof repairs, please visit
one of the listed ROE collection


centers as soon as possible.
The Operation Blue Roof pro-
gram provides a temporary reme-
dy for roof damage sustained dur-
ing Hurricane Wilma. A
homeowner must first sign the
right of entry form before workers
can assess the amount and type
of roof damage and whether
installation of blue plastic will
constitute an appropriate tempo-
rary repair. Only primary resi-
dences that have sloped, shingled
roofs are eligible to receive a blue
roof. Roofs with greater than 50-
percent structural damage, metal,
tile and flat roofs are not eligible.
Right of entry collection cen-
ters are open daily from 8 a.m. to


5 p.m. unless indicated other-
wise.
Palm Beach
Winn Dixie
900 South Main St. (SR 80)
Belle Glade
Hendry County
Harlem Civic Center (mobile
DRC)
2000 7th St.
Clewiston
Stop and Go
Intersection of Main St. and
Immokalee
Immokalee
Bonita Springs Community
Center
27381 Old 41
Bonita Springs


Masilotti funds family day in the park


Commissioner Tony Masilotti
recently approved an inter-local
agreement for $1,000 in funding
for a "Family Fun Day" in the
Park for the Legal Aid Society of
Palm Beach County. The event
was held at Glades Pioneer Park
in Belle Glade and focused on


distributing information to the
citizens of the Glades area about
the various services available to
the community including educa-
tion of housing laws and the pro-
motion of homeownership.
"I think it's a great idea," said
Commissioner Masilotti, "They


included activities, games for
kids, face painting, food and live
entertainment to all who came
out, and still managed to edu-
cate folks on what their commu-
nity has to offer, I'm happy to
support them," he added.


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come to see my damages. Can
FEMA help?
If a decision on your insurance,
settlement has been delayed
longer than 30 days from the time
you filed the claim, you may be
eligible for an insurance advance-
ment from-FEMA. These funds
are considered a loan and must
be repaid to FEMA once you
receive your settlement from
your insurance company. Con-
tact FEMA if your insurance settle-
ment is delayed. FEMA will send
you a Request for Advancement
and Signature letter. You must
complete and return this letter
before FEMA can evaluate your
request for assistance.
There is an exception for dam-
ages caused by flooding; if you
have flood insurance, FEMA will
issue an inspection before receiv-
ing a copy of your flood insur-
ance decision letter to evaluate
your eligibility for temporary liv-
ing expenses because temporary
living expenses are not covered
by flood insurance.


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We would like our readers and the community
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W. Sugarland Highway (US 27) location, and
are now seeking an alternate office space in
Clewiston more suitable to our needs. We will
announce in your paper when we have done so.

We will continue to publish your

newspaper every Thursday
Below is information on how to get in contact with us.

We will be working out of the Caloosa Belle office

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acres. The home features a split floor plan, garden tub in mas-
ter bathroom and a storage shed.
$82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The mobile
home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded in beautiful
palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hut 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock
propetnv in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts on
\ o roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025 Warelhose & 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 nit out before someone else does!
* $650,000- 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy SR 80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Propenrty features all sorns of exotic fruit trees and
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* $180,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-de-
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* $145,000- -1.0+/- acres. The perfect place for your dream
ntich. The property is secluded, yet close to l[own.
* $110,000 2.5+,/- acres. Cleared in Montu. I here is a sin-
gle wide mobile home included with the property The mobile
home is to be sold "as is."

* $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 onturi,
All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre through
1.25+/- acres.
* $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on paved road.
* $55,000 .: .. .. .. ., ,
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* $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart of
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* $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
* $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-sac, close to
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* $65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot inanestablished 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, Desreable lot in Glades County. Build
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* $55,00o .Iro4C gNTRa iGh.
* $55,000 95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
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* $54,900 -.22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
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* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
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* $45,000. .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under the oaks on
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for horses and features a 40x40 covered workshop
plus lots more. Located in Alva, you're only minutes
away from city shopping or small town dining. Only
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refreshing breeze. $229,900.
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$199,900.
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separate lng & family rooms, upgraded appli-
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* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.Just
minutes from l.aBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are'back!
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* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
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* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
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MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the rapidly growing area
of Muse! Ideal for investment!
$59,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863,835.0191
MUSE
4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a manageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. $79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PALMDALE
Affordable 3BR/2B mobile
home w/ new well & water sys-
tem, 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 everything! $95,900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066
LABELLE
3BR'2N mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just out-
side of town! $122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
4BR/IB mobile home in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $160,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510
PORT LABELLE
2BR1B home, with chann to
spare, located on a private lot in
Country Village. $130,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863,835.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $175,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191

PORT LABELLE
4BR/2B home, in need of a
little TLC to make it spectacu-
lar, located on an oversized
corner lot.. $178,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


FLAUnULE.
3BR/2B home, in need of con-
siderable ILiuiLioii. located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn in Flag-
hole. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Unique I 21; multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre corner lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350


PORT LABELLE
1 ';R 21- new construction CBS
home w/ all the extras located
in a great neighborhood close to
schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726
PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS new construction
home boasts upgrades galore
and a convenient location close
to schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Yvonne Hallman
86.673.1735


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PORT LABELLE mobile
Brand spanking new 3BR/2B acres in
CBS home on a lovely lot close metal r<
to schools & parks! $184,900 upgrade
Listed by Tracey Williams Listed
239.340.6725


FLAGHOLE
ted Sellers! 3BR/2B
home, located on 2.5 +/-
Flaghole, boasts a new
oof, new A/C system &
es galore! $229,000
by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLIE
Charming 1940 house receives
extremee makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a loft. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
4BR/2B CBS home located on
an oak-covered secluded 0.40
+/- acre in town lot,. boasts
many upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's mainly
throughfare! $280,000
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673,9119
LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
acres just outside of town.
Florse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
$30ii00t'. $50,00


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


FLAHfULE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
L:ABELLE
Two story 3BR/2B home, lo-
cated on 4.6 +/- acres just out-
side of LaBelle. S399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
23HR/2B turnkey home sparkles
.thld i, located o,' f, 25 +/- Iacies
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C,
rool, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863,835.0191
ORTONA
2BR/1B doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
and pl.i lic,i111 new. Located
in Ortona on the intracoastal.
$425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
ORTONA
31lK 211 doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
tie intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


LABELLE
2BR/1B mobile home located
on 20 +/- acres in a booming
area of Hendry Co.! Great in-
vestment opportunity! $500,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on I
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/D). $750,000
Listed by Greg Bone

LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres
in a booming area of Hendry
County! S750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq, ft. home located
on I + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lilt. Beauty abounds inside &
out!. $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675,4500

LABELLE
3BR/2B split floor plan river-
front home boasts gorgeous
landscaping, contemporary de-
sign, spacious rooms & an irre-
sistible screened lanai to take in
those river views! $899,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675A.4500


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Help
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ical care than ever to help you
stay well. Starting Jan. 1, 2006,
Medicare will provide depend-
able prescription drug coverage
that will make it easier for every-
one with Medicare to pay for the
drugs they need to stay healthy.
Because of changes in the
Medicare Program, everyone with
Medicare has to make a decision
about prescription drug coverage
this year. To learn what you need
to know, make sure you take the
time to consult with Linda or
Terry at J. & J. Pharmacy, Mon-
day-Wednesday, or Friday, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or at Winn Dixie,
Tuesday or Thursday, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.


War
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Taylor Creek for an RC Cola.
"Going to the rodeo once a year
and watching your uncles and
cousins ride the bucking broncos
and those huge, mean looking
bulls or watch to see how they
would come out in the catfish skin-
ning contest.
"We had big family picnics on
the Kissimmee River, feasting on
fried fish, potato salad and swamp
cabbage. If the fish weren't biting, it


Parks
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es to the horizon in every direc-
tion. The five-mile long drive from
the paved road prepares you for
the time when you arrive at the
park office and the crunch of tires
on the shell road stop, the engine
becomes silent.
For several minutes there is a
feeling of strangeness and then the
soft swishing sound of the prairie
wind through the grasses and the
rustle of the palmettos. This is the
landscape tracked by cow hunters
and pioneers untouched by
human hands, ready to be experi-
enced again as people have expe-
rienced this land for generations.
For those who like adventure in
smaller doses, there is a pleasant,
shady camping area with full


Mercury
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help wildlife managers and other
federal and state agencies deter-
mine safe mercury levels for
wildlife that may be different from
existing human health standards,"
he said.
Built on USDA land and man-
aged by UF, the research project is
funded by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the
U.S. Geological Survey and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Funds from the federal Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan described as the world's
largest ecosystem restoration
effort also help support the UF
research project.
Frederick said the 13,000-
square-foot outdoor aviary, one of
the nation's largest, houses more
than 160 white ibises (Eudocimus
albus). About the size of a chicken,
the ibis has a long, decurved bill
and blue eyes.
"They are kept in outdoor con-
ditions with plenty of room to fly
and lots of water to drink and
bathe in -we want the birds to be
in as natural an environment as
possible," he said. "The birds are
exposed to mercury, but no more
than they would get in the wild.
When the research is completed,
the birds will be placed in zoos."
The reproductive success and
health of wading birds such as
herons, egrets, ibises and storks in
the Everglades are important
measures of the success of ecolog-


Community Brief


Big 0 birding

festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big 0 Birding Festival to be


Hard Rock
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radio programs for more than 30
years and is a frequent lecturer
on pop culture at Universities,
historical societies, and antiques
shows.
Sohmers encourages every-
one to bring any items related to
rock and roll for discussion and


would be fried turtle, squirrel, rab-
bit or whatever the men could find.
"Then, there was Christmas tree
hunting! Every year we would go
out on the Fort Pierce Road and cut
Christmas trees for all the Thomas
families. There would be five or six
cars loaded down. Then Christmas
Eve at Grandpa and Grandma
Thomas's house and Christmas
dinner the next day. Grandma
Thomas would always bake a huge
coconut cake. What fun we all had.
"Pop worked as a painter and
plasterer. He did masonry work,
laying brick and block. He built
many of the fireplaces in Okee-


hook-ups and bathhouse near the
park office. For those who want a
bit more adventure, there is a
primitive campground, with pad-
docks if you care to bring your
horses and explore on horseback.
This is one of only a few "dark
sky" locations in Florida for
stargazing. The lack of artificial
light at night makes spotting con-
stellations and the Milky Way a
phenomenal experience. Foot
trails of varying lengths are cleared
for walking picnic tables with
grills are located near the park
office. This is a great place for bird
and butterfly watching and don't
forget your wildflower book! The
Kissimmee Prairie exists only here,
so enjoy.
Highlands Hammock State
Park is located up off U.S. 27, on
County Road 634 (Hammock
Road) south west of Sebring and


ical restoration, Mr. Frederick said.
"As the Everglades restoration
plan moves forward, we need to
increase our ability to predict how
wading birds will respond," he
said. "We are very confident that
the hydrological restoration get-
ting the water flows right will be
good for wading bird populations.
But we are now aware that mercu-
ry might also have an effect -
maybe even one that partially can-
cels the positive effects of hydro-
logical restoration."
When fish ingest mercury,
either by absorbing it through their
gills or by eating other contaminat-
ed fish, the toxin is stored in their
bodies. Wading birds, which con-
sume large amounts of fish, are
particularly at risk for mercury
contamination, because they are at
or near the end of long aquatic
food webs that can accumulate
the toxin, Mr. Frederick said.
Selected because of their abun-
dance in South Florida, white ibis-
es serve as representative fish-eat-
ing birds for much of the
southeastern United States, he
said. They comprise 40-60 percent
of the wading bird population in
the Everglades.
"At high contamination levels,
mercury has very obvious effects
on wild animals and humans," Mr.
Frederick said. "With this project,
we are asking whether effects also
occur at very low, but chronic,
contamination levels. The effects
we are looking for are unlikely to
kill the bird, but they might impair
the immune system, reduce forag-
ing abilities or alter hormones to
the point that birds don't breed.


held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven, with tours in
Glades and Hendry Counties. This
festival is a joint venture of the
Glades County Economic Devel-


evaluation.
"Do you own an autograph
you received in person, a record
you believe is rare, Kiss or Beat-
les toys or old concert posters,
handbills or tickets? Many items
could be worth a small fortune
depending on their market
demand and condition," he says.
"I'm looking forward to meeting
all my friends and fans at the
Seminole Hard Rock. There may


chobee and the brickwork on the
school house at the Brighton Reser-
vation.
"In 1945 my pop and mom sold
their home and land to John Whid-
den and moved into a house that
Kenneth and Carlisle Thomas, his
father-in-law had built on Highway
70, one block west of the railroad
overpass.
"In August 1949, the Worth
Family moved to Sarasota. This was
after the big hurricane that took
down power poles, took off roofs
and blew out windows. After that
you had to go to the flowing well at
the elementary school for water


has full-hookup and wilderness
camping as well, but also nine
short walking trails, off a three-
mile paved loop road with parking
spaces along the way for mini ven-
tures. Some trails are boardwalks
over woodland swamps, some
handicapped accessible each
leading through shade-dappled
woods.
Trails range from a few hun-
dred feet to around a half mile (15-
30 minute walk) Cypress swamp,
pine forest and globally-imperiled
scrub surround a 500-acre ham-
mock, which is a shady forest
looking like a subtropical jungle.
Palm trees and massive live oaks
scattered with bromeliads and
Spanish moss are the main trees.
When we were there, Wild
Coffee with its shiny dark green
leaves was full of sparkly red
berries and native Beautyberry


And these are the things that could
affect population size and
response to Everglades restora-
tion.
"Our regulatory agencies pro-
tect people from eating too much
mercury in fish or other food, but
unlike people, the birds are out
there eating 24/7 and are unpro-
tected," he said. "For years, scien-
tists have been trying to isolate the
effects of low-level mercury con-
tamination on wild wading birds,
but have been unsuccessful
because it's nearly impossible to
separate the effects of mercury
from other things such as age, pre-
dation and weather."
In previous research funded by
the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Frederick and other
scientists found a dramatic decline
in mercury contamination levels in
Everglades wildlife during the past
decade. Between the 1930s and
1980s, bird populations in the wet-
land declined by up to 90 percent
depending on species, and Freder-
ick believes mercury contamina-
tion may have impaired the
restoration of these populations.
"One hint comes from the fact
that the numbers of wading bird
nests in the Everglades increased
by two or three times immediately
following the sharp, local decline
in mercury," he said. "While tanta-
lizing, that doesn't prove mercury
was keeping birds from breeding.
For that, you need a controlled
experiment, and the new aviary
will provide the setting for that
work."


opment Council, Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, and
Hendry County Tourism Develop-
ment Council to bring birders
from around south Florida for a
weekend of tours, lectures, arts


be no better place to explore,
educate and share rock and roll
history with collectors, fans and
investors than right here," he
said.
There is no charge for this
event. For more information,
please call the Seminole Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino at 954-
327-ROCK or visit the Web site at
www.seminolehardrockholly-
wood.com.


and you cooked in the fireplace.
"After moving to Sarasota he
would often be asked to come
back and build a fireplace for
someone in Okeechobee.
"The little red house burned
down, but the chimney was still
standing the last time we drove by.
The John house is still there, but
the guava trees are all gone. The
house on Highway 70 has been
torn down. But the most important
memories to me are the loving, car-
ing, kindness and respect the peo-
ple in Okeechobee had for one
another."


was lush with light purple berries
crowding right out of the stems.
One oak, 36 feet around its trunk is
over 1,000 years old. A tram tour is
available for a fee. A museum fea-
turing the Civilian Conservation
Corps who built much of the park
during the Great Depression in the
1930s, a restaurant, horse trails,
bike rentals and a full schedule of
events makes Highlands Ham-
mock an all around bargain for
young, old, families and singles
looking for a bit of Florida's out-
doors.
State Park information is avail-
able on-line at www.floridas-
tateparks.org
Or you can call Kissimmee
Prairie Preserve State Park at (863)
462-5360, no entrance fee; High-
lands Hammock State Park at
(863) 386-6094; entrance fee is $4
per car.


Scientists attribute the recent
mercury declines in the Everglades
to tougher emission standards for
power plants and incinerators,
along with a big reduction in the
use of mercury in household prod-
ucts such as flashlight batteries
and paint. The toxin, which causes
reproductive and behavioral prob-
lems in birds, also causes serious
neurological damage and develop-
mental problems for people who
ingest it.
Once the mercury study is
completed, the research aviary
will be transferred to the USDA
and be used for other avian stud-
ies.
Michael Avery, director of the
Florida field station for the USDA's
National Wildlife Research Center,
said other research at the
Gainesville facility includes the
development and testing of new
tools and techniques for managing
depredation and nuisance prob-
lems caused by vultures, identify-
ing and testing repellents to reduce
the impacts of exotic monk para-
keets on electric utility facilities
and evaluating reproductive
inhibitors for managing nonnative
bird species.
He said the Wildlife Services
program, which is part of the
USDA's Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service, helps solve
human-wildlife conflicts and cre-
ate a balance that allows people
and wildlife to coexist peacefully.
The UF research aviary was
designed by Gainesville architects
Claude Armstrong and Donna
Cohen.


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Bridge loan money still available ITigerdefense steps up, stops Barons, Sports page 14


Hendry and Glades Counties,
Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay, as part of South
Central Florida's Rural Area of Criti-
cal Economic Concern, were
granted $2 million in Bridge
Loan/Funds for small businesses
that sustained damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma.
These loans range from $1,000
to $25,000 and are interest free for
the term of the loan and can be
acquired for either 90 or 180 days.
Those eligible to apply for the
loans under the program are:
1. Small businesses established
in the Rural Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern prior to Oct. 17,


2004 who have sustained physical
damage due to Hurricane Wilma.
2. Have at least two employees
(self employed individuals may be
eligible on a case by case basis)
and a maximum of 100 employ-
ees.
3. Must have been directly
impacted by the storm.
4. Holders of current Saltwater
Products/Seafood Dealer/Shellfish
Processing Plant/Charter Boat Cap-
tain licenses or certification or
other fishing/seafood related
licenses or certifications with latest
two years of landings information
5. Owners of small businesses
who have no outstanding balances


on Florida Small Business Emer-
gency Bridge Loans from any prior
storm loan programs
6. Loans will be made to indi-
viduals who are at least 51 percent
owners of the business. Only one
loan per individual, and/or per
premises.
7. The borrower will be
required to sign an agreement that
proceeds of the loan will be used
only for purposes of maintaining or
restarting the business in the desig-
nated area.
8. The borrower will be
required to state how they plan to
repay the loan.
Applications are being accepted


through Dec. 16, 2005 and may be
picked up at any Hendry County
Bank. Funds are being disbursed
on a first come first serve basis and
over $250,000 in loans have already
been issued. This program is avail-
able through a contract between
State of Florida, Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Development
and Florida's Heartland REDI.
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council is coordinating
the effort in Hendry County. You
may contact the economic devel-
opment council office at (863) 675-
6007 or stop by any bank for more
information.


Loula V York Branch to undergo renovation


PAHOKEE The Loula V. York
Branch, in Pahokee is getting a
face-lift! The branch will be closed
for the next few months while it is
refurbished and renovated. A
redesigned entrance will bring
additional paved parking there
will be new shelving, new com-
puter workstations employing the
latest in technology, a new glass-
enclosed study room, and a more
inviting meeting room. During the
temporary closing, library servic-
es to the residents of Pahokee will
continue to be provided:
Borrowing materials:
The Bookmobile will begin
weekly service in Pahokee, more
than doubling the hours they are
open to residents. A new stop at
the Pahokee Fire Station will be
added to the current biweekly
stops at Pahokee Pals, Fremd Vil-


lage and New Hope Charities; four
hours of late-afternoon service
will be added alternate weeks at
the new site. The Bookmobile car-
ries a comprehensive selection of
library materials for library users
of all ages, and will have over
2,000 books, CDs, videos and
DVDs on board. The Bookmobile
also offers the same reserve serv-
ice as all of the library branches. A
book drop has been placed near
the Fire Station for library users to
return their materials.
Residents may choose the
,Books-by-Mail service, and have
books delivered to their home,
postage free, through the U.S.
Postal Service. Normally reserved
for those who are not able to visit
the library due to physical disabili-
ty, long term illness, or lack of
transportation, this service will be


made available to those who wish
to register as a Books-by-Mail bor-
rower. Books can be requested by
mail or by toll free telephone and
staff.is ready to help people with
their selections.
Residents will be welcomed at
the Belle Glade Branch, 530 S.
Main Street in Belle Glade, or at
the Clarence E. Anthony Branch,
375 S W 2nd Avenue in South Bay.
Reference and children's serv-
ices:
Free telephone reference,
accessible by toll-free number,
(888) 780-4962, is available 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Monday through Thurs-
day, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday.
Residents may also call or visit
the Belle Glade Branch, 996-
3453,or can use Ask a Librarian,
on the library's Web site


Corps seeks input about lake level


By MaryAnn Morris
LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) is seeking public input
for their proposed changes to the
Water Supply and Environment
(WSE) schedule for Lake Okee-
chobee.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew
Goetz, deputy commander for
the USACE's Jacksonville District,
was at the Okeechobee County
Civic Center along with USACE
biologist Nelson Colon Nov. 15 to
explain the proposed changes.
This schedule determines
how decisions are made to lower,
raise or maintain water levels in
Lake Okeechobee.
The WSE was implemented in
2002 after a dry cycle in Florida's
weather. With advanced technol-
ogy, it is now understood that
Florida's wet/dry cycles are not
only seasonal each year, but will
vary over many years. Meteorolo-
gists now know that Florida's
weather has come out of a dry
period and is entering a wet peri-
od. Increased hurricane activity
with increased rainfall is one
aspect of this cycle.
"We have problems with the
water system," said Lt. Col.
Goetz, "The water system is the
result of 70 years of development,
mainly aimed at flood control.
The Comprehensive Everglades
Recovery Plan (CERP), at an esti-
mated cost of $10.5 billion, will
ultimately resolve many of the
problems but not soon enough.
"Governor (Jeb) Bush, in an
unprecedented action, has prom-
ised to speed up the process with
the Acceller8 plan to complete
many of the most critical
improvements by September
2009," he added.
In the meantime, he said, the
WSE is keeping the lake too high.
He said the area has had an
extraordinary amount of rain,
and that water is being held to the
north in the Kissimmee Basin.
Discharges are causing major
problems with the Caloosahatch-
ee and St. Lucie estuaries and


"We will have a draft Environmental Impact
Study completed by the summer of 2006 in
preparation for a change to the WSE in Decem-
ber of 2006 to be implemented in January, 2007."
Nelson Colon,
USACE biologist


areas to the south are flooded
and can't take any more water, he
continued.
At the same time many com-
munities depend on the water
from the lake for their public
water supply, and the USACE
must ensure that there is'enough
water for public use.- .
Lt. Col. Goetz said the USACE
is seeking input from the public
as a key part of this process and
as required by the National Envi-
ronmental Policy Act.
"We will have a draft Environ-
mental Impact Study completed
by the summer of 2006 in prepa-
ration for a change to the WSE in'
December of 2006 to be imple-
mented in January, 2007," said
Mr. Colon.
"When the water levels are in
Zone D, the water sits too long,"
said Paul Gray, Ph.D., science
coordinator for the Lake Okee-
chobee Watershed Program of
the Florida Audubon Society. "If
releases were mandatory, not
optional, until the lake reaches
the bottom of Zone D it would'
allow for better maintenance of
desirable marshes. Further, the
lowest level of zone D should be
changed from 13.5 feet to 13.0
feet with adjustments for drought
predictions."
Mr. Gray went on to say that
under the current model, releases
to the Caloosahatchee are cut off
two feet higher than anywhere
else, which "cuts off their water
too soon, compared to others."
"There have been problems
with algae in the estuaries before.
There have been many studies,
many models," said Herb
Zebuth, speaking for Friends of
the Everglades. "The lake needs


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to be managed as a lake, not as a
reservoir or a drainage pond. It
may function as a backup water
supply for the coastal communi-
ties, but what are the coastal
communities doing to learn to
conserve water? We're told it is a
question of economic impacts.
Someone should do an analysis
of the economic impact of high
water levels on the lake."
This point of view was echoed
by Wayne Nelson, executive
director of Fisherman Against
Destruction of the Environment.
"I've been working on Lake
Okeechobee issues for over 25
years," said Mr. Nelson, "During
the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the
lake levels were much lower and
the lake was much healthier. The
first public hearing on lake water
levels was in 1988. The water lev-
els keep going up. It's bad for the
lake."
If you would like to make a
comment on the way the water
level in the lake is managed, for-
ward your comments to Nelson
Colon, ATTN: Planning Division,
701 San Marco Boulevard, Jack-
sonville, Fla., 32207; or, e-mail
your comments to publicmail.ces
aj-cc@saj02.usace.army.mil.
All comments will be consid-
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tions.


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www.pbclibrary.org. Research
and homework materials can be
reserved over the telephone or
online.
Residents with a need for more
in-depth information, research for
homework assignments, or health
or business information can use
the library's Web site, which pro-
vides full access to authoritative
sources, organized for ease of use.
Story times for children, will be
provided to local daycare centers.
Live Homework Help, a free, inter-
active online tutoring service for
students, is still available in other
county library locations, in the
school media centers, and from
home.
For further information call the
Belle Glade Branch at (561) 996-
3453, or Books-by-Mail or the
Mobile Library at (888) 780-5151.


Fourteenth

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Big O0 Hike
PAHOKEE Florida Trail
Association announces its
14th annual Big 0 Hike around
Lake Okeechobee and invites
hikers to spend nine days
enjoying the views and wildlife
around the second largest
freshwater lake entirely within
the United States.
Fourteen years ago, a
hardy group of Florida Trail
Association hikers started the
tradition of this 109-mile walk
during Thanksgiving Week.
Despite local damage from
Hurricane Wilma, the tradi-
tion continues with a kickoff at
Pahokee just prior to the
beginning of the Grassy
Waters. Festival, which will
also go on as planned.
On the first day of the walk,
hikers have the option of a 3.5-
mile "Wimp Walk" or a full
11.5 miles to Port Mayaca
along the Florida Trail on the
Herbert Hoover Dike.
For more information,
including a detailed itinerary,
visit www.floridatrail.org
and click on the Big 0 Hike
link.


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Tiger defense steps up, stops Barons


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON An illegal sub-
stitution penalty by the Tigers in
overtime prompted a two-point
conversion attempt after a St.
Petersburg Catholic touchdown,
which was stopped at the goal
line for the Clewiston Tiger victo-
ry.
After arguably one of the most
exciting conclusions to a football
game ever witnessed in Clewis-
ton, the Tigers will now move on
to play Chaminade Prep in the
Class 2A State Semifinals.
The Tigers were on the verge
of sealing a victory before the
Barons fought back for eight
points in the final minutes of regu-
lation. With less than three min-
utes to play in the game, the
Barons took over possession of
the ball and pulled off a surprise
play to get back into the game.
Tiger defensive players had
nearly stopped the Barons with
less than two minutes to play,
when the Barons called a pass
play by running back Jock
Sanders, who launched the ball
into the wind 39 yards to a wide
open Jermaine McKenzie for a
stunning touchdown. The Barons
successfully tied the game with a
two-point conversion on a pass
by quarterback David Girardi to
CJ. Lee with 1:46 remaining.
The Tigers got the ball first in
overtime, and needed only one
play from scrimmage to score a
touchdown on a 10-yard pass
from quarterback Jared Combass
to Kale Mitchell, followed by the
successful PAT kick by Combass.
St. Petersburg Catholic then
got the ball and four chances to
get into the end zone. Three stops


INI/BIII Fabian
Jamal Hubert rushed for 100 yards for the sixth straight
game, on 15 carries, including a long of 25 yards that set up
a 12-yard touchdown pass to Nate Brinkley.


by the Tiger defense led to yet
another fourth down, do-or-die
situation for the Barons. After a
series of timeouts, it was again
Sanders who kept his team in the
game with his arm by throwing a
touchdown pass to Andrew Har-
ris, his second touchdown of the
night.
The Barons lined up with
apparent intentions to go for two
before a Clewiston timeout. The
Barons then opted to kick, leading
to the dead ball penalty by the
Tigers, giving the Barons the ball
at the one-yard line.
The Barons decided to go for
two.
Defending against a handoff to
Lee, junior nose tackle Jeremiah
Askew smacked the St. Pete run-
ner outside, where Delvin Hughes
and Richard Pope finished the
tackle for the Tiger victory. The


decision to attempt the two-point
conversion after the penalty
proved to be costly.
"I was a little surprised they
went for the' two-point conver-
sion. A win's a win, we'll take it
however we can get them," said
Head Coach Tommy Morrell, who
told his players it was time to pre-
pare for another big game on
Thanksgiving weekend.
"Tell your families to plan on
being in town this week, because
we're going to practice every day
- you can come in to practice
and then go eat your turkey," said
Morrell, who improved to a 16-14
record as the Clewiston head
coach.
The Tigers finished strong in
another game played well on the
ground and in the air. Jared Com-
bass made a successful return
under center in Friday's game,


coming off a collarbone injury
suffered at Bishop Verot on Oct. 7.
It was initially apparent that the
junior quarterback had missed
more than a few starts, but he
finally found a groove after a few
offensive series.
Combass busted out with
some of the most spectacular
plays of the year, including a 60-
yard shot to John Melton for a
touchdown early in the second
quarter. He later displayed fine
touch on a 12-yard toss to Nate
Brinkley in the fourth quarter to
put the Tigers up by eight. Com-
bass finished with 149 yards in the
air and three touchdowns, and
completed 7-of-12 passes.
Richard Pope rushed for 81
yards on eight carries, including a
five-yard touchdown that capped
off a strong drive in the third quar-
ter, putting the Tigers up 14-7 after
the successful two point run by
Melton. The senior running back
and defensive back has rushed for
470 yards on the year. He also
contributed three tackles on the
night, including the game-saving
stop in overtime alongside line-
backer Delvin Hughes.
Hughes had seven tackles
against the Barons, and got to the
quarterback a number of times,
and recorded two sacks for losses
of five yards.
Jamal Hubert rushed for 100
yards for the sixth straight game
on 15 carries, including a long of
25 yards that set up the touch-
down pass to Brinkley.
Chaminade Prep (9-1) defeat-
ed Gulliver Prep 42-0 in the
regional playoff game, and will
host the Tigers in the Nov. 25
Class 2A state semifinal game:


Battle of the Raiders goes to Glades Central


By Mark Young
RIVERDALE Amassing 406
yards of total offense, the Glades
Central Raiders extended their
undefeated record with a 39-21
playoff victory over the Riverdale
Raiders Nov. 18.
Glades Central took a 27-0 lead
at the break, scoring twice in the
first quarter and two more times in
the second to end the first half of
play with a comfortable advantage.
Bryan Mann hit Curtis Brown from
seven yards out to open up the
scoring onslaught and Aston
Samuels broke free from 27 yards
out to give the Raiders a 13-0 lead
in the first quarter after Holley's
second point after attempt failed.
Samuels added a second touch-
down run, this one from 11 yards
out in the second quarter and the
Raiders were successful on the
two-point conversion when
Denote Thompson found the end
zone to give Glades Central a 21-0


lead and it wouldn't be long before
Thompson was back in the end
zone after a nine-yard touchdown
run. The Raiders opted for two
points again, but the pass attempt
failed giving Glades Central their
27-0 lead at the break. Riverdale's
dismal first half performance
turned around in the second half
when Riverdale sparked some
momentum off a 72-yard touch-
down run from Walker who would
score on Riverdale's next posses-
sion from two yards out. Both
point after attempts were success-
ful and the Riverdale Raiders found
themselves back in the hunt, trail-
ing 27-14 with a quarter to play.
Walker scored his third touch-
down of the ball game to open the
fourth quarter of play and Riverdale
found themselves just six points
out of the lead after a successful
point after tightened the Glades
Central lead to 27-21 in what
appeared to be an improbable
comeback bid.


That comeback bid would be
halted, as the Glades Central
defense stiffened the remainder of
the game and an eight-yard run
from Tarus McKinley followed by a
30-yard strike from Mann to
Thompson ended Riverdale's
hopes of the comeback and con-
cluded Riverdale's 2005 football
season. Glades Central attempted
two-point conversions after both
touchdowns and were unsuccess-
ful, but had no problems holding
onto their 39-21 victory after the
brief Riverdale surge.
Both squads had their fair share
of penalties assessed with Glades
Central racking up a dozen infrac-
tions for 91 yards while Riverdale
was guilty of 10 penalties for 98
yards. Riverdale was able to move
the ball well on the ground against
Glades Central, tallying 276 yards
on the ground with 51 total carries
by the Riverdale backs.
Glades Central was equally
effective with 200 yards and


Samuels accounted for the bulk of
the yardage with 114 yards on just
13 carries and added a pair of rush-
ing touchdowns to his totals. Mann
had a stellar night from the air,
completing nine passes in 20
attempts for 206 yards. He had a
pair of touchdown passes and
threw two picks. Both squads lost a
fumble and Riverdale was also
accountable for an interception in
the game.
Thompson was the leading
receiver with five receptions for 115
yards and a touchdown. McKinley
had two catchesfor 49 yards,and
Brown had two catches for 42
yards, including a seven-yard
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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: Assistant director
and official, Rayon Campbell,
coaches Wayne Moore, Adrian
Nelson, Matt Davis, Norman
Fleming, Bill Cunningham, and
Eddie Hallback. Special recogni-
tion goes to the sponsors: The
league champions, Berner Oil,
Glades Youth Livestock, B and B
Supermarket and the local Amer-
ican Legion. Players received


special recognition. Hustler tro-
phies went to Lailoni Carey,
Sylvia Gonzalez, Joey Palladino,
and Lee Ford. Most Improved tro-
phies were received by Damien
Smith, Abraham Ciscernos, Arliss
Ford and Curtis Kincaid. Receiv-
ing the most valuable player tro-
phies 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.
Upcoming baseball
registrations
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be holding registration for the
upcoming season at Clewiston
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these dates will result in a late
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Thursday, November 24, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Gators fall to Ft. Meade


By Mark Young
FT. MEADE The Ft. Meade
curse will continue for another year
as the Miners continued their six-
year streak of knocking the Glades
Day Gators out of the state playoffs.
The Gators took to the road after
a convincing 66-7 victory over
Shorecrest Prep in the opening
round of playoff action pitted them
against their long-time playoff foe Ft.
Meade and after holding a 14-7 lead
at the break, the Miners would own
the day with a pair of unanswered
second half scores to take the play-
off victory by a final score of 21-14.
Facing into a fairly stiff wind in
the first quarter, the Gator offense
was unable to get their offense
going against a Miner defense that
was reported to be susceptible to
the run the Gators' most power-
ful attack behind a solid offensive


line and the exceptional skills of
Gator tailback Frank Lugo. Ft.
Meade took advantage of the wind
in the first quarter and were the first
to score on a 14-yard touchdown
strike to take a 7-0 lead.
After 12 minutes of offensive
silence from the Gators, Glades Day
took advantage of their turn driving
with the wind in the second quarter
and delivered a pair of touchdown
strikes, including a brilliant late quar-
ter drive that resulted in a 20-yard
scoring strike from Josh McGregor
to Andrew Joseph with seven sec-
onds left to play in the first half.
The Gators had scored earlier in
the quarter on an 18-yard strike
from McGregor to Boccanfuso, but
missed the extra point and trailed 7-
6 before the late half scoring drive.
The Gators went up 12-7 and opted
for the two-point try, which was ulti-
mately successful when McGregor


hit Brandon Smith for the conver-
sion to put the Gators up 14-7 with
no time remaining in the first half.
Ft. Meade tied the game in the
third quarter and claimed the lead
off a 41-yard touchdown, pass to
give the Miners a 21-14 advantage,
which were they were able to hold
onto for the victory and a chance to
advance into the state semifinals.
The Gators, for the most part,
played solid football with one
turnover and only committed five
penalties for 38 yards, but Ft.
Meade needed to put together a
perfect game against the Gators
and did so with no turnovers and
had six penalties for 44 yards.
The Gators compiled 170 yards
on the ground, with Lugo getting
'the lion's share of the yardage. The
Gator tailback racked up 162 yards
on 27 carries. McGregor had a solid
50-percent passing ratio, complet-


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ing 7 passes for 109 yards. McGre-
gor had no interceptions and threw
two touchdowns, as well as a two-
point conversion.
The Gator defense gave up 187
yards on the ground and an addi-
tional 134 yards of passing yardage,
including a pair of touchdown
strikes, one of which proved to be
the game winner. Joseph ended
the game with four receptions for
70 yards and a touchdown and
Gator fullback Ricky Reitz had a
pair of receptions for 21 yards.
The numbers across the board
were fairly equal with a slight
advantage going to the Miners and
that slight advantage would lead to
a small advantage in the number of
times Ft. Meade would find the end
zone, resulting in the 21-14 defeat
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Winter sports
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Girls Basketball:
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.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
.BoysBasketball:
De- 2: South Ft. Myers Hoie;,
7:45 p.m.
Dec. 6: Riverdale, Away, 7:30


p.m.
Dec. 9: LaBelle, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 10: Pahokee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 17: Glades Central, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Glades Central, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 7: Glades Day, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Dunbar, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 13: Estero, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Cypress Lake, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: Immokalee, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 24: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Wrestling:
Dec. 3: At Sebastian River Invita-
tional
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. 29: LaBelle, Home, 4 p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Home,
4p.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,
4p.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 am.
Glades Day School
BoysBasketball:
Nov. 28: Inlet Grove, Home, 7
p.m.
Nov. 29: Summit Christian,
Home, 8 p.m.
Dec. 9: R.J. Hendley Christian,
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,
7p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 8 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
p.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,
7p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
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. 29: Summit Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: American Heritage (Del-
ray), 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,
7p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home,
7p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
.Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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Blue Devils 'take care of business,' defeat Lions 20-0


By Nina G. Wills
WEST PALM BEACH The
Pahokee Blue Devils had a score
to settle with the King's Acade-
my Lions Friday night in the
Class 2B Regional Final game at
Kahlert Stadium. Kings Acade-
my handed Pahokee its only loss
of the regular season. The Blue
Devil players were fired up for
the start of the game. They lis-
tened to the words of senior
quarterback and team leader
Robert "Rah Rah" Love to "take
care of business".
The first half was dominated
by defensive stands for both
teams. Kings Academy punted
on their first possession of the
game. Pahokee was able to
move the ball down the field.
They tried to establish the run-
ning game early on. Running
backs Ricky Gary and Janoris
Jenkins, both coming off of stel-
lar performances last week,
were called on to run the ball.
With 7:06 to go in the first quar-
ter, Jenkins, on a toss sweep to
the left, ran all the way to the
end zone. The touchdown was
called back for a holding penalty
on Pahokee. On the next play,
Love connected with wide
receiver Tanoris Jones for an 18-
yard gain. Then, Jenkins rushed
for another first down. Pahokee
had the ball in Lions territory
and looked to get on the score-
board. On a fourth down, Love
threw an incomplete pass. The
Lions got the ball back on their
own 25-yard line. The Blue Dev-
ils defense stepped up and
forced another Lions punt.
On their second possession
of the game, the Blue Devils
used a little trickery. Love hand-
ed the ball off to Jenkins who
ran to his right. Jenkins then
stopped, stepped up into the


Team Statistics
Robert Love was 9 of 21 for 220
yards, 1 TD and 2 interceptions.
Martavious Odoms had 7 receptions
for 180 yards and 2 TDs.
Tamarcus Porter had 1 reception for
18 yards and 1 TD on a punt return.
Nikita White had 1 reception for 8
yards.
Ricky Gary rushed 14 times for 57
yards.
Janoris Jenkins rushed 15 times for
60 yards and threw a 66-yard TD
pass.
Anthony Atwell rushed 1 time for 8
yards.
Willie Jenkins rushed 2 times for 5
yards.
pocket, and threw a quick strike
to wide out Martavious Odoms.
Odoms raced 66 yards for a
touchdown. The Lions were
stunned at the play and the Dev-
ils led 7-0 to end the first quarter.
The Lions punted on their third
possession of the game. Tamar-
cus Porter was back deep to
receive the punt. The ball
bounced a couple of times, but
Porter picked up the ball. He
turned on his speed, reversed
field position and eluded several
Lion defenders. Porter dove into
the end zone for the second Blue
Devils touchdown. The PAT by
Jose Rodriguez was good. The
two quick strikes electrified the
Blue Devils sidelines.
The Lions next possession
was another punt. QB Myles
Jackson was sacked twice by
linebackers Casey Hopson and
Rudy Robinson and defensive
lineman Micanor Regis. Pahokee
started with excellent field posi-
tion at the Lion's 39-yard line.
Gary had a power run of 20
yards, dragging tacklers to the
15-yard line. On the next play,
Gary fumbled the ball and the
Lions recovered. The Lions con-
verted on a long third down. QB


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Submitted to INI/Nina G. Wills
WR Martavious Odoms celebrates while listening to the vic-
tory song. Odoms had seven catches for 180 yards and a pair
of touchdowns.


Myles Jackson stepped up into
the pocket and delivered a pass
to WR Hodges. With less than
four minutes to go before half-
time, the Lions were finally
marching down the field. They
fumbled the ball, though, on
their own 36-yard line. Devils
linebacker Casey Hopson was
there to recover the football.
The Devils hoped to get
another score to increase their
lead. Love hit Odoms for a 15-
yard gain and Jenkins ran the
ball to the two-yard line. Love
took Pahokee's final time out
with 33 seconds remaining.
Jenkins rushed for a touch-
down, but was again denied
because of a Pahokee penalty.
The Devils were called for a false
start. Pahokee kicker Rodriguez
attempted a field goal, but the


snap was bad. The Devils led the
Lions 14-0 to end the first half.
Pahokee once again had costly
penalties that erased two touch-
downs off the scoreboard. The
Lions defense did not stop the
Devils; the Devils were stopping
themselves with mental errors
and mistakes.
To start the third quarter,
Pahokee wanted to set the
tempo of the game. Love hit
Odoms and Nikita White for
gains. Gary had two strong runs,
but another holding penalty
stopped the Devils momentum.
Pahokee was forced to punt.
The Kings Academy Lions tried
to establish their running game,
but the Devils defense effectively
stopped the run. Pahokee start-
ed their next drive at their own
39-yard line. On a critical third


down, "Rah Rah" Love threw a
quick strike to Porter, who
grabbed the ball in double cov-
erage. Love ran the ball for
another first down on a quarter-
back keeper. The Devils had a
first and goal with 30 seconds
remaining in the third quarter.
Love's pass was incomplete,
and Jenkins lost yards on his
carry. The fourth quarter started
with the Devils facing a third and
goal. The Devils stopped them-
selves once again with a false-
start penalty and a holding
penalty. Love's next pass was
intercepted by a Lion defender
in the end zone.
The Lions offense did not
produce an effective drive on
their next possession and punt-
ed for the sixth time. Offensive
and defensive lineman Jacoby
Love was hurt in this series. He
suffered a foot injury. Pahokee's
next possession was another
interception. Fortunately for the
Devils, the Lions could not capi-
talize on the turnover. With six
minutes to go, Gary had an out-
standing run and fought for
extra yardage. Pahokee was
flagged left and right on this
series for holding. They faced a
fourth and 10, Love, who is also
the back-up punter, set up to
punt the ball. The Devils again
used some trickery and snapped
the ball quick. Love threw the
ball to Odoms who was left
uncovered. Odoms scored a 44-
yard touchdown. The PAT was
blocked, but the Devils sealed a
victory over the Lions 20-0.
The Blue Devils erupted into
celebration, and coach Foster
even danced while the band
played the victory song. The
Blue Devils defense had some-
thing to prove to the Lions and
played an outstanding game.
Rudy Robinson had four sacks


alone, and the Lions were held
to only 61 yards of total offense.
There are still some mistakes
to be corrected, but the Devils
showed their strength once
again by overcoming those
mental errors. Although Love
had two interceptions, he threw
for 220 yards.
Love said, "It's not me. It's
my team. The only way we
could take care of business was
to come together as a team and
do what we needed to do to win
the game. I want to lead my
team and let them know I am
there for them. We want a three-
peat and that's what we are
going after."
Coach Foster said, "This was
a do or die situation. The coach-
es have been focused on this all
week and got the boys prepared.
We wanted to let (Kings Acade-
my) know they caught us on a
bad day. It was a fluke. They saw
the real Pahokee defense
tonight. We made a lot of mental
errors, but we held it together.
We bend; we don't break. This
shows the character and heart of
my boys."
When asked if Pahokee could
three-peat, coach Foster smiled
and said, "I don't know. We'll
see."
He rejoined his team for the
celebration and the hugs. The
Blue Devils have advanced to the
Class 2B State Semifinal game.
They will play at Clearwater Cen-
tral Catholic (10-2) on Nov. 25.
Noteworthy: Former star run-
ning back for the Blue Devils and
last year's Mr. Football of Florida
Antone Smith made a surprise
visit to the Devils pep rally and
attended the game at Kings
Academy. Smith said the only
advice he gave his former team-
mates was to "keep up what
they had been doing."


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Alico announces


new stock plan


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness com-
panies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced
that its board of directors has
authorized the repurchase of up
to 31,000 shares of the compa-
ny's common stock through
Aug. 31, 2007 for the purpose of
funding its Director Stock Com-
pensation Plan. The Plan pro-
vides for the issuance of com-
mon stock to eligible directors
who elect to receive their direc-
tor's fees payable in common
stock in lieu of cash.
The stock repurchases will be
made on a quarterly basis
between now and Aug. 31, 2007
through open market transac-
tions, at times and in such
amounts as the company's bro-
ker determines subject to the
provisions of a 10b5-1 Plan,
which the company has adopt-
ed for such purchases. The tim-
ing and actual number of shares
repurchased will depend on a
variety of factors including price,
corporate and regulatory
requirements and other market
conditions.
All purchases will be made
subject to restrictions of Rule
1 Ob-18 relating to volume, price
and timing so as to minimize the
impact of the purchases upon
the market for the company's
shares. The company's repur-
chases under this plan during
the first year are not expected to
exceed 19,000 shares. The com-


"The stock repur-
chase program is
designed to provide
the shares authorized
under the company's
Director Stock Com-
pensation Plan, which
was implemented to
further align the inter-
ests of Alico's Board
of Directors with that
of its shareholders."
John R. Alexander,
Chairman and CEO of
Alico, Inc.
pany does not anticipate that any
purchases under the plan will be
made from any officer, director
or control person. There are cur-
rently no arrangements with any
person for the purchase of the
shares. The company will use
internally generated funds to
make the purchases.
John R. Alexander, Chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "The
stock repurchase program is
designed to provide the shares
authorized under the company's
Director Stock Compensation
Plan, which was implemented
to further align the interests of
Alico's Board of Directors with
that of its shareholders."


Alico reports on earnings and damages


Damage assessment
reports a 100-percent
loss in vegetables
LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ: ALCO) one of the South's
best known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced net
earnings for the fourth quarter of
fiscal year 2005 of $2.5 million, or
$0.34 per share, compared with net
earnings of $2.7 million, or $0.37
per share, during the fourth quarter
of fiscal year 2004. For the year end-
ing Aug. 31, 2005, net earnings
were $6.1 million, or $0.83 per
share. This compares with $17.8
million, or $2.47 per share, during
the fiscal year ending Aug. 31,2004.
Operating revenues during the
fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005
totaled $9.2 million, compared
with $7.6 million for the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2004. Operat-
ing revenues for the fiscal year 2005
were $55.5 million compared with
$52.1 million for the fiscal year
2004. The increase was primarily
due to increased operating rev-
enues from agricultural operations.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and chief executive officer, noted,
"The decrease in net earnings for
the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005
was primarily due to a decrease in
recognized gains from real estate
sales, compared with the same
period a year ago. For the fiscal year
ended Aug. 31, 2005, gains recog-
nized from bulk real estate sales
totaled $5.5 million as compared
with $20.3 million for the fiscal year-
ended Aug. 31, 2004. In accor-
dance with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles, $46.2 mil-
lion of real estate gains resulting


from the sale of a parcel of real
estate in Lee County, Florida has
been deferred until payments
received under the contract total at
least 20 percent of the gross sales
price. We expect to recognize the
remaining gain on the sale during
fiscal year 2006."
Addressing the divisional
results, Mr. Alexander noted that:
The Citrus Division reported
operating profits of $6.2 million
during fiscal year 2005, compared
with $3.7 million for fiscal year
2004. The increase in fiscal year
2005 was due to improved citrus
prices caused by a reduced supply
of Florida citrus during fiscal year
2005 compared with fiscal year
2004.
.* Operating profits for the Sug-
arcane and Sod Division were
$421,000 during fiscal year 2005,
compared with $2.7 million during
fiscal year 2004. The fiscal year
2005 decrease was due to lower
prices and a reduced harvest man-
dated by government imposed
quotas.
Ranch operating profits were
$2.1 million for fiscal year 2005,
compared with $1.5 million for fis-
cal year 2004. The increase was
due to an increase in the number of
animals sold during fiscal year
2005, coupled with higher prices
for beef products.
Hurricane Wilma, a category
three hurricane, swept through
southwest Florida Oct.' 24, 2005,
causing extensive damage to the
company's crops and infrastruc-
ture in Collier and Hendry Coun-
ties. Preliminary estimates indicate
a loss of approximately 28 percent
of the company's citrus crop, 50
percent of the company's sugar-
cane crop, and 100 percent of the


Florida Farm Bureau hails hurricane relief bill


GAINESVILLE Florida Farm
Bureau expressed enthusiastic
support for a bill introduced by
'Sen. Mel Martinez aimed at helping
:-agriculture recover from hurricane
,damage. Senator Martinez is the
,sponsor of the Agriculture Hurri-
'cane Recovery Act (S. 2009),
"which would help ensure that
Florida producers will be treated
the same way as farmers in other
.parts of the country in the wake of
natural disasters. Sen. Bill Nelson
>has signed on as an original co-
,sponsor of the bill, and Rep. Mario


Diaz-Balart is introducing a com-
panion measure in the U.S. House
of Representatives.
"Farmers in the Midwest and
other parts of the country have
access to USDA relief programs fol-
lowing droughts or floods," said
Florida Farm Bureau President Carl
B. Loop, Jr. "But Florida farmers
are currently ineligible for many of
those programs when they sustain
losses due to hurricanes. The sena-
tor's bill would tailor existing pro-
grams to address hurricanes."
Loop said Farm Bureau has


been working with the state's U.S.
senators and House delegation
since Hurricane Dennis struck in
July with the goal of enabling pro-
ducers of all commodities to bene-
fit from USDA disaster relief pro-
grams. The bill covers damage
from Dennis, Katrina, Rita and
Wilma. It also provides housing
assistance for agricultural workers,
many of whom face a housing
shortage. Emergency organiza-
tions would reimburse emergency
organizations that provide emer-
gency shelter during disasters.


Florida's agriculture industry
sustained an estimated $2.2 billion
in damage from hurricanes that
struck in 2005. Those losses came
hard upon the disastrous hurricane
season of 2004.
"Farmers have seen crops
destroyed and trees damaged.
They're also struggling to restore
homes, farms and equipment that
was destroyed," Loop said. "This
legislation will aid recovery efforts-
and help rebuild Florida's agricul-
ture industry.


company's vegetable crops.
Approximately 83 percent of the
company's greenhouses sustained
varying levels of damage along
with numerous other buildings and
structures used to support the com-
pany's agribusiness operations in
Collier and Hendry Counties. Due
to the large amount of rainfall in the
area, much of the company's prop-
erty remained under water for
weeks after the storm, which may
affect the company's cattle herd.


Insurance proceeds are expected
to cover a portion of the losses. The
losses related to Hurricane Wilma
will be recognized in the first quar-
ter of fiscal 2006. The company is
still working to quantify the loss at
the time of this filing.
Management expects contin-
ued profitability from the compa-
ny's agricultural operations in fiscal
year 2006, but at significantly
reduced levels from fiscal year 2005
due to the hurricane.


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Auctions 105
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Garage Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


LITTLE BROWN DOG Vic of
Basswood. Male. Please call
to identify. (863)467-8041
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
(239)657-2605
SMALL DOG Okeechobee
area (863)763-1997
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
to identify (863)763-4333

CHIHUAHUA, Tan, "Ringo".
Lost'in vic. of Tabit Rd. in Belle
Glade on 10/30. Missed dearly
Reward. (561)996-2789
REDISH HUNTING DOG- fe-
male, w/notch in ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward
WEDDING RING, REWARD
solitaire 1 K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
863-983-6393, 561-261-0267


WASHER- Whirlpool, you pick
up. (863)467-3643.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
(866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
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5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto, Fl. 34461.


Do to personal circumstances,
Dr. Brian Shenker will be
leaving his practice next to the
Clewiston Wal-Mart Vision
Center at the end of
November. Please contactthe
Vision Center at
(863)902-9844 w/any
requests for patient records.
Dr. Shenker would like to thank
all of his patients for the
privilege of caring forthem.
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Hubbard Call (81,3)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics,
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Employment -
Full Time 205
Employment
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227

Sales 230


$600 WEEKLY Working
ri.iigri i he government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
0 opportunities .
(800)493-3688 Code J-14..
ACT NOW DRIVERS- Flatbed,
Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
Divisions. Performance
based pay. Experienced Op-
erators. Independent Con-
tractors or Company Drivers.
CDL Instruction Program
available. (800)771-6318.
www.primeinc.com.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060


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If so, this could be the opportunity
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positions available.

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Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
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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:
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An equal opportunity employer

City of Clewiston
Immediate Opening
Maintenance Worker I
High School Diploma or GED and Florida Drivers license
required. Applicants must be capable of continuous physical
labor in construction and maintenance of streets and sidewalks
in an outside environment. Carpentry, concrete and/or
computer skills would be definite asset for this position.
This is a full time job with benefits package.
Job description & applications are available at
City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey,
Human Resources, 115 W. Ventura Ave.
Position is open until filled. EOE/DFWP


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
COLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.60 CPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED I01lPMNliTf RE-
OUIRE- 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).
ENTHUSIASTIC & FRIENDLY
HAIRDRESSERS NEEDED
2 positions available.
Please contact Julie at
(863)983-2887


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.
DRIVERS WANTED Average
dispatch is 2,100 miles
*3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
*Direct Deposit *weekly
same week) Settlements.
olos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
1-year OTR verifiable experi-
ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115.
First Bank of Clewiston
Growing community bank in
LaBelle looking for a
Residential Mortgage Lender.
Prior sales and underwriting
experience required. Base
salary plus commission, ex-
cellent benefits and a great
opportunity to become a part
of the First Bank family.
Contact
mchamenss@fbclew.com or
at 863-983-8191
for more information.
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ELECTRICIAN, INDUSTRIAL
Duties include troubleshooting, maintaining, and
repairing electrical equipment, motors, motor con-
trol centers, medium voltage switchgear, PLC's,
and VFD's, integrating changes to existing control
systems, running conduits, and wiring electrical
installations. Experience as an electrician in an in-
dustrial environment, with knowledge of N.E.C.
and the ability to read wiring diagrams is required.
We offer excellent pay and benefits.
Apply to:
Attn: Personnel
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
1500 West Sugar House Road
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: (561) 996-4705
Fax: (561)996-4760
E-mail: bawoodham@scgc.org
Equal Opportunity Employer


Jimmy Pittman Electric, Inc. has great
employment opportunities with competitive
pay & benefits.
We are seeking experienced:
Electricians, Electrician Helpers & Foremen



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Now hiring a Floor Manager and
Floor Sales Associate positions. We offer
401 K, medical, and great discounts
with competitive pay.
Inquire within at 310 East Sugarland Hwy.
or call Nevin (863)983-8353
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Full Benefit Package. Paid Holidays, vacation & sick days.
Primate Products
(239)867-2020
We are a drug free workplace
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


FRUIT & VEGETABLE
INSPECTOR
In Immokalee or LaBelle.
Call 1-800-782-3240 ext 261
EEO/AA Employer
MARGARET BIRDSONG
REALTY, INC.
Seeking motivated, home-
based Sales Associates.
Please fax resume to:
239-283-5531.
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. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046.
OWNERS OPERATORS
*$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS
*Refrigerated *SE Regional
*Home Weekly *Weekly Set-
tlements *Top Percentage
Pay + Fuel Surcharge
*Dedicated Dispatcher *Own
Lightweight Late-Model
Truck. Call Cammy @
(800)237-8288.
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that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


MOBILE
HOME SALES
Exp. a must.
Sign on bonus.
High commissions.
Health benefits
available.
Please fax resume to:

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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.
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


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

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


SEASONAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES:
H & R Block
The worlds largest
tax preparation company
is now hiring for:
-Seasonal Positions-
* Tax Professionals
* Receptionist
* Office Leaders
Full & Part Time
863-385-1052 or
863-447-0495
Call TODAY for an Interview
EOE/AA.


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


Home Health Aide
Health Support Technician
Position #64001432
Work location: Clewiston, FL
Apply online at:
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LABOR FINDERS
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
$ (Across from Clewiston Inn)
The GEO Group, Inc. (863) 902-9494

PSYCHOLOGICAL T Mi cl I0IMerchandise

SPECIALIST'l IMRI Tech needed for [_\\ _

Needed at South Bay Correctional. Co nlettpy center
Mental health Masters degree benefits. No call or A Conditioners 505
required. 4 day week, salary 35K weekends. MRI Appliances 515
+ comprehensive benefit package. Registry a plus but Appliance Parts 520
provided, not necessary. Call Beauty Supplies 525
Supervision for licensure provided. nn 2 Bicycles 530
inormat-io0- Books & Magazines535
THE GEO GROUP for information. Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
South Bay Correctional Facility I carpets/,'Rugs 550
600 US Highway 27 South financial Children's Items 555
H ghway 2China, CGlassware, Etc. 560
South Bay, FL 33493 ICothin,6amps 5
Phone: (561)992-9505 Collectibles 575
Computer -Video 580
Fax: (561)829-1902 Business .Crafts.'Supples 585
EOE, M/F/V/H Opportunities 305 Cruises 590
EiM/F i Money Lenders 310 Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Tax Preparation 315 Fireplace Fixture 500
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
. 0. Health & Reducing
-I Equipment 620
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do Heating Equipment..'
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma- Supplies 625
The GEO Group, Inc. chines, Free Candy All for Household Items 630
$9,995. (888)629-9968 Jewelry 635
SP N N T' B02000033. CALL US: We Lamps.'Lights 640
LP N S EN D E will not be undersold! Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
NOTICE Miscellaneous 655
The GEO Group a worldwide Independent Newspapers will Musical Instruments 660
leader in privatized Corrections, never accept any advertise- Office Supplies..'
ment that is illegal or con- Equipment 665
offers a challenging and exciting sidered fraudulent. In all Pets 'Supplies,'
opportunity. WE OFFER: Top cases of questionable val- Services 670
S r r m ue, such as promises of Photography 675
Pay. Medical, Dental, Short term guaranteed income from Plumbing Supplies 680
disability, 401K, Paid vacation & work-at-home programs- if Pools Supplies 685
ad ife nuacit sounds too good to be Restaurant
Holidays and Life Insurance. true, chances are that it is. Equipment 690
If you have questions or Satellite 695
THE GEO GROUP doubts about any ad on Sewing Machines 700
THE GEO GROUP these pages, we advise that Sporting Goods 705
South Bay Correctional Facility before responding or send- Stereo Equipment 710
outh Bay Correctional ac ity ng money ahead of time, Television 'Radio 715
600 US Highway 27 South you check with the Better Tickets 720
South Bay, FL 33493 Business Bureau at Tools 725
South Bay, L 33493772-878-2010 for previous Toys & Games 730
Phone: (561)992-9505 complaints. VC Rs 735
Fax: (561)829-1902 Some 800 and 900 telephone
EOE, M/F/V/H numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We C
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.,, a,',d ..:,'., .,T,,,uri.c r. :, GS r ve COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
Fun Time & Per Diem CNA Burning, Excellent condition.
i~iu-i"' j ^' ^ i .. ij A"1.... ... ... ^ I i T $300. (863)r6-T4868- .
Full time/Part lime/At top- TRANSCRIPTIONIST ngESxt $ 3
Mul i. [he' ,; mj c re ,e3r5 e .ei .lr.e Ir, h- ,i,:...p, 131i r- ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
s.Ipiui '. r F. eller,.' ammn,-jr skill a]rd ite abili,. .:.ur.d& -. Good condition. $250.
SL,.d muiiple ad,IlcCLs', .eE e t::r r.1u:[I be bl r.:. i,. _-.,u Babysitting 405 (863)675-4858
..:..d pe.* fT.f.ue Child Care Needed410
Full time- Pharmacy Technician Child Care Offered415 MERSMAN TABLE- Numbered
I ju: ". ;.,.:.,-,, rt. al e., ., '. I:,k E., .: t,.:,.Tp,. Instruction 420 in fine condition. $125.
rable ie cuui,.i..:..- P,'.e. .:' r-.r, .p ,..,. ,ili, ., r":' Services Offeredc425 (863)763-7989
Full time- Radiology Secreiar,/Scheduler Insurance 430 WHISKEY JUG- Old Timing, 5
Iu-[ i,A.e ..:ee ,c.. .. ri ,..:,,',l. h g,l, ,t. Medical Services435 WHISKEY JUG- d Timing, 5
r.ull.* :l : ,d, r,- l, i I T...- e., u l r.',l gal. Very heavy crock,
Full time- CT,Radlologlc Tech Gray/brown. $50. Firm
18-JOam -Spm InUOaiato 7pin) (863)946-1896
AP.RT cz -. 3.,i -, F 1 Lie :-'c 3 .: -p pEl d'iu:c ati .n/ e
proficient in CT and General Radiography. DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS ELECTRIC SKILLET- New,
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863.-983-.0805 CARGO: Be a Hendry TC Nw
Drug Free Workplace EOE County School Board Bus $50. (863)357-0125
Driver. Contact the MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
Transportation Dept. at tellidry, white. $250
863-674-4115 or (863)801-1836
Cheryl Jameson at
lf amesonc RANGE Electric, GE, almond
D o-It- Yourself Ideas hendry.k12.fl.us color new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
white, side by side, water &
7.READING A ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
., a ESPE SAtS htion $375 (863)763-5792
NEWSPAPER SAVS WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
TIME BY HELPING YOU white, Heavy duty. $200 for
PLAN YOUR TIME both or will separate.
WISELY (863)763-5084
,WISEL WASHING MACHINE Ken-
more. New, super capacity. A
Must See! $175
(863)357-2891 after 4pm
.,*,, WATER DISPENSER Alpine
..w/one 5 gallon bottle. In good
p .. "condition. $50 (863)946-019

Oi BICYCLES (2) Schwin, 1
mans, 1 ladies, balloon tires,
5 spd, $75 for both.
(863)763-7613.

Ultimate Doilies
Doilies first became popular as practical and fash- 3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
ionable accents in Victorian homes, where they pro- $3995. 25x30 $5700. 30x40
vided an elegant way to protect the upholstery on wonder newspaper $8300. 40x60 $12,900. Oth-
fine furniture. Now you can add that same touch of readers enIoy life morel err available.e one Higend
elegance to your own home with the help of a full- inOc lu d6 ded. Pioneer
color, 60-page guidebook, "The Ultimate Doily -
Book." The book includes all the information you
need to get started, including complete step-by-step ARRESTED NEED A LAW-
YER? All Criminal Defense. METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
instructions for 17 original designs, tips on crochet *Felonles *Misdemeanors Buy Direct From Manufactur-
hooks and cotton, a guide to abbreviations and sym- *DUI *Automobile Accident Ar. 20 colors in stock with all
hokancttnagieoabevaiosndy- *Domestic Violence Accessories. Ouick turn


bols and more. *Wrongful Death. "Protect around Delivery Available
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney Toll Free (888)393-0335.
Ultimate Doily guide (No. ANl1185),,, ..$8.95 Referral5342-24erviceFING-30 pieces,
Also available: 13ft long $130
Also available: DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS (863)675-8760,
Crochet Table Runners & Placemats guide children, etc. Only one sig- SAWMILLS from only
nature required! *Excludes SAWMILLS0from only
(No.AN1283)...$5.95 fees!Call weekdays $2,79500 Convert your
"2 LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
Please add $3.00 s&h (8am-7pm) Alta D00 vorce, BER with your Norwood
LLC. Established 1977, portable band sawmill. Log
Toorder,circleitem(s), Pleasebesureto skldders also available.
T order cirl ,. www.noorwoodlndus-
clip & send w/check to: include your name, tries.com-Free information:
U-Bild Features address and the name of NEW SELF STORAGE (800)578-1363 ext 300N.
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, Join all the people who
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow 10x30,12x30,15x25. Full say, "I sold it in the
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery. electric, secure on Commereio classifieds"
St.f350 ft. from Clewiston
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
~Or call (800) O *ILiD 863-983-2808, after hrs. Eum tA
craftbook.com A 863-983-8979
VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
Money Back Guarantee (4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266


RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl. FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT W/IN-
Eclectic selection. 100+ STALLATION! FREE DVR!
Something for everyone! $100 FREE DVO PLAYER! 3
for all (863)763-5792 MONTHS FREE HBO CINE-
MAX! ACCESS 225+ CHAN-
TARA- Scarletts First Love, NELS. 100% DIGITAL
part of Scarletts World col- CONDITIONS APPLY. CALL
election, w/Cert of Auth. $20 NOW (866)500-4056.
(863)261-1153.
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
'i o I u doors w/hardware. complete.
Sple 050 4 windows across top $250
COMUTE- will sep. (863)357-3779
COMPUTER, Complete sys-
tem w/all accessories & GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
games.$100. (561)261-1658 & Stratton, needs work
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win- g
dows XP, MS Office, key- VEGETABLE SINK- green, cast
board, mouse, monitor, iron, self rimming, 32x21,
$175. (863)843-0158 and STAINLESS STEEL
SINK- self rimming, 32x21
GATEWAY includes desk & $15 for both (863)763-7613
printer. Runs Windows XP.
$300 or best of f er S
(863)673-1877 E I 0
i PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN-
TELLI WRITER- Plus,
COUCH Pink, bean shaped Sharpe, asking $50 good
couch, eames styled! Excel- shape (863)357-4831.
lent Cond. $225
(863)697-1782 /u ie 06
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150 BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
(772)597-2470 13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worming's. $250 each.
DINING TABLE glass top, (863)228-6141
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$300 or best offer CHOCOLATE LAB 3% yrs
(863)824-3319 old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK $275 neg. (863)824-0703
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306. GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos. old, loving, inside
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS & dog, good home only. $300.
MAUVE RECLINER- asking (863)983-6406
$120 for all (863)675-0246. PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO- $35 (863)357-3639
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
(863)467-6060. old, ready to go, $200 or
LIVING ROOM GROUP sea- best offer (863)447-0965.
foam green, sofa, lov seat, YELLOW LAB Female, good
clb chair and lounger w/2 hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
lamps $400 (863)801-1428 needs good home w/ room to
OAK DESK excellent condi- run $100 (863)467-0631
tion $300 (410)883-3612 YOUNG DOVES- various col-
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige Real ors $25 each.
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new. 863) 675-6214 after 6 prm.
$150. (863)357-2110 LaBelle area.
SOFA Large, in good condi- ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe-
tion. $150 or best offer male wth cage, $25.
(863)824-3319 (863)673-5038 LaBelle
SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral' s&
print, camelback, $80Supe 06
(863)983-7,775.
(HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
'GlCuscondition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
l- 1 (863)983-7751
BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
$100 (863)697-2033
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery .
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472 READING A
ii Is NEWSPAPER.,
ANTIQUE WINCHESTER makes you a rnmore informed
12GA.- pump, model 1897, and interesting person. No
made in 1910, $500 wondernewspapereaders
are more successful!
'CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro-
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150t
(863)763-0072
M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice TROPHY FISH MOUNT 42",
M44 T52 7.62x5 cal Nice Taron, ,rg, $150
shooting gun, excellent shape. (86 )610-2126
W/ ammo & accessories.
$250 (863)763-0072 *
POLICE SPECIAL 38 nickel
plated, collectors, 1930s
YPD issue, excl. cond. $300 CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
(863)467-6696 per Tuner I1l, multi color dis-
OT playi r retails $300, sell $200
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12 (863)357-0448. Iv. message.
gage, Deer Gun w/scope. m
365. (863)467-7838 COUNTRY CASSETTES 100 -
THOMPSON 1927-A Carbine, w/Sony Cassette play/record-
THOMPSON 1927-A1 Carbine, er $35(863)697-2033
like new w/case and (2) 30 (863)-
round magazines, flawless, T
$1000 (863)697-1443
,qp n I6 TV SONY FD WEGA 36'tflat
screen w/ton of features and
NORDIC TRACK ski exercis- (772)461-8822head phones $1000
er, folds and stores, full body
work out $50 i I
(863)763-0691 $0
WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
clined, fiat & declined bench ,_, _,
w/squat rack & lat tower
$350. (863)357-2829
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 905
DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND- Farm Feed 'Products S 10
DIAMOND BAGETT BAND- Farm Miscellaneous 815
Like new condition. $600 Farm Produce 820
(863)697-0845 Farm Services
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock Offered 825
design. Hand made, 24K, Farm Supplies *
100yr old. Asking $575 nego- Services Wanted 830
liable (863)634-9620 Okee Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
SI l sl ~Landscaping
Supplies 845
LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell Lawn & Garden 850
Separate (863)357-4831. Livestock 855
-- Poultry Supplies 8(0
l lI. I Seeds/Plants.'
Flowers 865
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy more
freedom! Travel without can- .,
isters, Oxlife's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
our car & in your home. APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
U.S.A.- made Warranteed jumper $850 or best offer.
800)780-2616 www.oxli- (863)357-3325
eloc.com. HORSE 3 y/o mustang,
SAVE ON PRESCRIPTION needs attention, very nice
MEDICINES! Up to 90% dis- pretty needs to be broken
county Patent. Generic. OTCs $400/neg. (863)634-2139
too. Reliable. Safe. Easy.
Fast! Order via internet. CC REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-
payment. US Postal Service trail rides, trailers, for experi-
delivery, www.phar- 8nced rider $1500
mamx.com. (863)763-1504.


CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONG, several all for PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
$650 call for details. Will good condition. $75.
separate (863)697-9704. (863)763-8943
EARN DEGREE online from RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wz-
home. *Medical, *Business, ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
Placement Assistance. Cor- ROTOTILLER Troy-Bilt pony,
puter &Financial aidIf quall- 5p Good condition
fy. (866)858-2121 $1 50/neg. (863)763-3679
www.onlineti d e water-
tech.com. When you want some-
EGG INCUBATOR Good thing sold, advertise in
shape, just don't use any- the classifieds.
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message -
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean. Okeechobee Livestock
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine Market Sales every
motif. $575 or best offer Mon. 12pm & every
(863)357-7406 Tues. 11 am. 763-3127


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
i 2. Lake View Bargains! Wa-
OFFICE SPACE ter access from $34,900 w/
AVAILABLE FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
S IL CLOSING COSTS! Sat & Sun
12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre-
S~Build To Suit~ construction savings on
beautifully wooded parcels at
34,000 acre lake in Tennes-
Up TO 10,000 SQ. FT. see. Enjoy unlimited water
recreation. Surrounded by
Belle Glade Area state forest. Lakefront
available. Excellent financing!
Call now (800)704-3154 x
C l 1 6 8701.
Io m reinf aiMountain, Lake, and Vacation
Properties available in North-
east Georgia and Western
NC. Contact Exit Realty
Rentals (877)203-5151 www.ex-tn.com
Hurricane Wind Zone 3 NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on
RENT nufactured & mountain top, unfinished in-
Modular Homes side, view, trees, waterfall &
eLand/Home Packagesu large public lake nearby, no
Apartments 905 Complete Double Section, traffic, $89,900 owner
Business Places 911 From $45,000 ( 8 6 6 7 89 -853 5
Commercial STANTON HOMES www.NC77.com.
Property 015 1-800-330-6623 North Carolina Gated Lake-
onoses Rent2 front Community 1.5 acres
Townhouses Rent20 plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Farm Property Never before offered with
Rent 92 PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1 20% pre-development dis-
House -Rent 0 car garage. On Greenbelt, Nice counts, 90% financing. Call
Land Rent r )t 5 condition. Please call for more (800)709-5253.
Resort Property information (863)675-3699 OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT
Roommate 950 PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2, Private community on the
Rooms to Rent 955 Newly renovated, near schls., TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2
Storage Space Priced to sell @ $185,200. hours to Nashville. Spec-
Rent 960 Call owner: 863-675-1107. tacular views of Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acres from the
0 L S$40s. New to Market. Call
(866)339-4966.
1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR 1 1A acre lot, asking $39,000. RETREAT Spectacular gated
RENT No pets. 2 /acre lot, asking $83,900. riverfront mountain commu-
Call (863)983-4436. CALL (863)228-7124. nity near Asheville, NC. 1-8
Ou fSateacre building sites from the
5M, s T A lM M$60s. Borders National For-
est. Community lodge & river
LaBelle: DELUXE Completely $10,000 DISCOUNT! Grand walk. Call (866)292-5762
Furnished, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,FL Opening! Ocala area- The SEASON CLOSE-OUT SALE IN
Rm., Carport, W/D. Lease No Preserve at Oak Hill. Upscale THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
pets. (863)675-2296 equestrian community of 5 Gated Waterfront Community
pets.(863)675-2296 to 21 acre parcels. Private, Riverfront and Mountain
Land- Rntgated, trails. Discount ends Views Available. Prices Start-
~Iili 12/15/05. Broker/Owner. ing Low as $46,900. Final
Beauifu one acre of and for (352)330-0022. Phase Limited Lots Call
Beautiful one acre of land for Now! Ask about our lot/
rent. Perfect for mobile BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- home pkg. Buy Direct frorri
home. Property off Baker H A. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN the Developer SAVE THOU-
Hwy., Moore Haven. Monthly THE COOL BEAUTIFUL SANDS$$$$ (800)559-3095
rental $275. Call bet. PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF ext 327 www.river-
10am-8pm. (561)686-2166 WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab- crest.com.
m ins, Acreage & Investments. "TENSSEE KE PROPE
U l i l OCherokee Mountain Realty "TENNESSEE LAKE PROPER
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy TIES" Located on,',h',,
ROOMMATE WANTED: Locat- www.cherokeemountainreal- Norris Lake, TVA's first res-
ed in upscale neighborhood. ty.com Call for Free Bro- ervoir. Lakefronts, lake &
Full house -.,ii.-)p :. $400 chure (800)841-5868. mountain views, homes and
mo., 863-697-9074' land. CALL Lakeside Realty
Coastal Living at it's Best- (423)626-5820 www.lake-
Brunswick County, North siderealty-tn.com.
Carolina. Homes and home- TN WEEKEND RETREAT
sites. CALL NOW! ACREAGE New lake commu-
ar 800)682-9951 Coastal nity close to Chattanooga &
Sarolina Lifestyle Inc .r, .. le Limited number of
www.coastalcarolinalifes- private boat slips. Commu-
Business Places tyle.info nity lake access and
Sale 1005 Coastal Southeast Georgia amenities.1/2 + acres from925769
Commercial Large wooded water access, $40K. Call (866)292-5769.
Property Sale 1010 marsh view, lake front, and Unique 6,000 sq. ft. Lake La-
Condos. golf oriented homesites from nier home, private-2ac, 325
Townhouses Sale 1015 the mid $70's Live oaks, ft on lake, exquisite gardens,
Farms Sale 1020 pool, tennis, golf. waterfalls, boat dock, 50mi.
Houses Sale 1025 (877)266-7376. www.coop- NE of Atlanta, GA
Hunting Property 1030 erspoint.com. $1,500,000: Doris, Savage
Investment RE (770)861-8525
Property Sale 1035 East Alabama Mountain Prop-
Land Sale 1040 erty For Sale One hour west Love the earth Recycle
Lots Sale 1045 of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL your used items by
Open House 1050 Great for enjoyment or in- selling them in the
Out of State vestment 19.5 acres $6,142 classified.
Property Sale 1055 down $510/Monthly. Infor-
Property Inspectionl060 nationn Call Glenn
Real Estate Wanted 1065 (850)545-4928. Watd 1 06l 5
Resort Property -
Sale 1070 ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP Investor will pay all cash for
Warehouse Space 1075 MOUNTAIN, Western NC. hurricane damaged houses.
Waterfront Property 1080 Easy Access, Paved Roads, Moorehaven & LaBelle areas
SPrivacy, Gated, Awesome (863)675-4858
B Pviews! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from TODAY TURNAYOUR
S e $89,900. Financing VACANTLAND
Available. (828)247-0081. INTO BIG $$$$
CLEWISTON: I will buy your vacant lot or
ESTABLISHED GYM FIND PEACE FROM THE land for cash. Close in 1 week.
FOR SALE (863)983-4436 STORMS! Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Magnificent Georgia Properties Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
'Houses S l 2 For Sale. 561-441-2800
Timberland, Farmland & Rec-
MONTURA RANCHES-5 acres rational Time to clean out the
(Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots. *Acreage's From 3 TO 3,000* attic, basement and/or
Ideal for extended family. Call PeachState at garage? Advertise
2/2ac, $80K. 11/4 ac, $60K. (866)300-7653. your yard sale in the
Discount for 5 acres. www.farmandtimber.com classified and make
Call Tom (863)673-5071 GAL 2550 your clean up a breeze!








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Estates S43.5K
New Listin
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!$169.9K
ClUlmrj i iingy al its BelwIT
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Acres of Well Landscaped Proper,,
in Montura Ranch Estates for ,I4.K,
$1 69.9K
F.." Pe.,nl"
r, -r.,.1 Home in Ladeca
Acres.
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ ,- a ,ii l
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
Hsixrkao 9iagM Out 5a m l a AulA
Offers ludy's Place
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun
atmosphere & pool tables for
ONLY $260K0!!
lust Reduced 34.8K
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY LOT WOW!!!
1.25 acres of land In Moitura
Ranch Estates
Ss,'P @fNGof
You want country living pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5


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C.,rni,_,,.-n j/2/i, lexasAv, lo67 home improvement and convenience
s-l fIr S|- .11 l loan pkn i. ,| Now store on 2 5 aces in Montura Ranch.
lot and home -, 14 -I LUTZ Great location. near the clubhouse. Fully
BULDERS DEC 15TH $-151,300eqppedafetenaeadyoopen Allfu
SAVE NOW, BEAT THE PRICE nitie. fixtures equipment and invent.
INCREASE. y included Grea bisiniess opportunity.
Montura Tr, ItH Mayoral $800K MIS# 200530488
St. at end ,iJ| 1lfr to canal 2) North side 3 Bedroom/I bath home
H,.r-, Dry& V .W f. .. .1
Montura Tract 1 25 ac Kennel St SALE' PEN NGI
next to canal. .-r, i;..e lot; High,
Dry & Cleared AEDL'UCD S40K
3) Port Labelle Lot Buildable io ready
CBS for your new home. Call me to help you
ch.i i- Fl f'AJf. throughout the building process.
e l U1 i $59,900 MLS# 200512627
,T -,rl S T. -' i I i 1,
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 .
BANk FORECLOSURE 31.. ,room 2 New tile in Kitchen/laundry room.i. .-
bath still Iv'.u ihe' n-ed: .ork. on location- /2 block from Pine Cone.
I2 ,i .r, ') t,i 1 1'.I.I ','; Pricedtosellat$119,900
$5 -1 9.',0i MLS# 200520638
Lorida Ranches, Highlands 5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new
County, 1Oac deed restricted tracts mobile home ('05 lomes of Merit on
starn.ri at $195,000,00. small 1 .
I V:, .i' ,. tot reserve your tract place
today bedrooms i: 111 dosets. Beautifiull
home for only $134,900
MLS#200514068 for pictures and more
info.
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroomn/2
bath mobile home on 2.5 acres. Located
at the end of the street for privacy Oak
Ask Us About and pine trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 Pictures and more informa-
Ou r New tiononP eator .com.rMLS S200514439
Talki ng Get 2 realtors for the
T price of one. Call the
House Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 S. SUGARLAND HWY.
0 in-i--,,,,(863) 983-6663
aMS (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER FLOURS:.
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215
RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR'2BA MONTURA
5 NewI'm Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
UOxer ) faTDetaik 2BR 2BA hoe, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
2BR, 2BA Pool Lake garage w/ guest suite on 3BR. 20BAMrantura 125acres
Haruur $180,000 12.80 ac. Call for details $119, 00
3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
2 Houses Lake Harbor CBS Tri-Plex Unitl 4BR, 2 Lots 1.25 sLdebysk cleared
3B X 3A 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA $45,000 each
both $165,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 5 acs Pioneer $120.000
3BR, 2.5 BA $210,000 S279.000 COMMERCIAL
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 MOBILE HOMES P.. 1i... 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR. 2BA Flaghole 3BR, 2BA on 'lake 27 100'x100'$550.000
$189,900' $120.000 Commeridce PLil-...I 'x120'
4BR. 3BA Del Monte 3BR, 2BA EasyLke$82,000 IndtS27Cf1l A
$314,000 2 Mobile Homes each 4BR, I o0L ,.MilkJ!
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story 2BA 30'x50' metal buildings Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
S216.1Oi0 2.163acresS349,000 & Apt. S173.000
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood
4 10,000

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!!"


Clewis

^S L Charmaine A.

f Montgomery

863-697-0189
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ti.s viel esen lee mos of the
furniture' rhis one won't last
long' S 199900 00
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room home, Tr., a :in1 .. i 1 I li',r
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
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Vo.,J rad .? he ly av.-..)ded
c ri. r lot,
Reduced to $82,000.00.
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 1 Ith Street,
Secluded lot with lots of trees,
,',nl, S79K
Moore Haven Rive.arariS.
7 Lots ,1 ilitI.- New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!l
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
,>$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each


c= o m a s
anlt if y, I rxc < .
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Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505


Ann Donohue 228-0221
David Rister 634-2157

n* i|fTh cM ICm


1 )400Acres!!
Beautiful tract of
land that is perfect
for hunting. Wildlife
is abundant w/ deer,
the occasional bear,
& a multitude of
small game. Property
is currently being
used for cattle.
S1 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.
S84,000 MLS#
200521640


4) Montura Ranch
1.25 acre parcel on S.
Brida St $3 5,000
5)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 infor-
mation on realtor.com
MLS# 200520398
6)Moore Haven 4/2
on 1/3 acre. Large
open kitchen. New in
'04. Listed at
$134,900 MLS#:
200521690
7)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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ton's First R ealt


R. Berner

863-228-3265

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H.,iie L, ,r ii' Just a Block Fromn
1lni r, r.'1.rin,-. Marina. Fenced in
Back Yard: Tiled Throuah-out.
i ;I ml l ]n h l I .. .i a h I .- I r ,. .u l [' h hl i 1
Offers! 'i.-1 I i
2) W.Ventura-2 bd/1ba. Home in
Brand New Condition and Ready to
Move in. Hard wood Floors, New
Appliances, 8ft. Pivacy Fence
Surrounding Big Back Yard. Don't
Miss OutOr-, 11, ,'.ir l.,,dl' I_, i.
3) Reduced I."i .'",'I i.l, I ',,
Acres. 2bd/. i-. MiH ir, MPF k.,ail -,
D instance F ...r .1 I- ..'. S,'..,:
Price Reduced to S60K.
4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
B-'.,Li;F,, rir,.- Hr., ( ,,ry
.,.lI,_I. ll a l Illl ,.I l. H [. -:,'
is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5)Montura Tract 1 25 Ac S.
Palomi,'. '1 BPild.bl-a_- L.'.r. Cr a-
Investr .',' l p .. Ir l lry 1 .,. '.'

Ashley
P. Wood


228-1132


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MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community offered ,@ 5174,900


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SI.'., rr w-r.., -r.J i,, and a fire-
pii.-e 5 39000, u
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READY TO MO'E ILI MPE -
DBLWIDE ON 125 Beautiful Acres @
New Listing! 3/2 I..ts-. of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake (
$95,000

V.Terry W.


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca $755,000.00.
5 v *- fo v I =7 ,l Ir x l-, .' r 3 i C' J' 'l I
Callmeforvacant land. Lotsoracreage.
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25 Acres
with Ca. I. c l r. .:nr,:l Porch,
Fenced. _-$ I-., T $ 1 14,999
Recently ReduAed eautiful 3BR/2BP
manuifaured honae on 1,09 acres in
Motra. Nie floor pa will firepw
nakesthis'lstingamustsee@s$107,325
New Listing! 2/2 mobile home In
Moore Haven. Nice yard w/ big
shaded oak tree. Concrete tdiaway
& fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps & Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: 579,900,00


Montura Tracts
Sell t.25 Acre
Information or
Need a Build
12,500sq.ft.
Building on 5 Ac.
Tower Lakes! D
Sq.Ft. Liberty H
Fenced Cotner L
@) $94.9K
Ready To Mo
2bd/2ba Mobile H
1.25 Ac Lot Has B
and Cross Fenced


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sewer available
ed $49,900

fenced, new se
1.25 acre IMPR
with purchase c
wide MH offered
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wow! .CO ;


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F -I rI V,.C lewi ston, FL


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Walker

863.677-1013

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Tracts. Call For
Appointment!
ing? We have a
Engineered Steel
. Offered @ $215K
BILWDE 3/2 1 782
ome. On a Large
Lot with Lakefront.
ve into a New
Home? High and Dry
een Cleared. Fenced
.@ $S 10K.


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Haba 9spaniol
3BD/28A Nice
rrees,New A/C
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of land, single-
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your land as down
available. 863-673-64



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LABELLE- 2001, 3br/2ba
fenced yard, Quite neighbor-
hood. $950 mo incl electric
for details 863-234-9540


5 ACRES-& 3/2 DOUBLE-
WIDE- In LaDeca, between
LaBelle & Clewiston, Hendry
County, $259,000
(239)297-5864


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UNTRY ACRES
m $59,900 & up,
& 1/4 available or use
payment. Financing
17 or 561-753-8355

3 Cuartos, 2 Banos,
Traila Doble Nueva Lis-
tas para ser occupadas.
Eston localizades en V2
acre de propidad. Entre
en medio de LaBelle y
Immokalee. Llamme al
(863)234-9804.
3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe-
cialmente, para las victi-
mas dl Huracan.
$29,900 se accept el
program de FEMA y
agencies de seguro. Lla-
menes al
863-234-9804.
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
ft dbl Wide, 50K ft fenced yd.
Priced to sell @ $108,500.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


,Recreation

Mas de 40 trails san- |
clas in envertario, Listas "M
para ser sentadas en su Boats 3005
propidad. Bajo encunche Campers/RVs 3010
y baja pago de Mensu- Jet Skiis 3015
a.edad. Llamme para Marine Accessories3020
rMarne Miscellaneous 3025
mas information. Motorcycles 3030
(863)234-9804. Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes. ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
Best Deals Anywhere. 20hp Electric Merc. start, fish
STANTON HOMES finder, anchors, swivel seats,
Clewiston, LaBelle, $2000 (863)635-3627.
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda BASSHAWK BASS BOAT 17'
1-800-330-8106 85 hp Evinrude. Runs great. 2
Depth Finders, Trolling motor
& Trailer (Like New). Never in
salt water. $6000. Pis. call
RENT TO OWN 863-763-7727/772-263-1803
Buy He-POHere Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Clewiston Stanton Homes Outboard Motor. Motor needs
863-983-8106 work. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
& OLDEST DEALER good shape $450
VOLUME PRICING (863)675-6738
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266 BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
- or will sep. (954)868-6518
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
READING A $7200 neg. (863)357-7406
NEWSPAPER MAKES DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
YOU A MORE INFORMED ner, full cover, trailer, similar
ANDINTERESTING to a jet ski $2500
PERSON. (954)868-6518
ao LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Merc
Owofden"e poper Outboard, $250
readers are more popular (863)675-6738.


ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft., HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT'84,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Mere w/trall- Rare. 21K mls., Asking $8,000
er. Will demonstrate. $850. (863)634-5753
(863)467-4035 YAMAHA ROAD KING 'O4-
PONTOON BOAT -'92, 18ft, shield, saddle bags,
Sweet Water, for fishing 703M,like new, touring bike,
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer. $8200(239)564-8196
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646 How do you find a job
Prollne, '86, 17', 90hp Yama- In today's competitive
ha 1998, center console, t- market? In the
top, trir like new, $6500. employment section
(954)868-6518. of the classified


ORTONA, Riverfront, 35' RV
w/10'x30' room addition in GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
Meadowlark Camp Grounds, cover, dark green, good con-
Boat docks avail. $6800 neg. edition $800 (863)635-2348
(863)675-3474 leave msg.
SALEM 5th WHEEL 1995
w/awning queen bed, sleeps READING A
6, Big refrigerator & tub. Great NEWSPAPER
shape w/hitch. $6000. Pis. call NEW P ...
863-763-7727/772-263-1803 OW leads you
to the
TRAVEL TRAILER, 26 Ft. best produds
best products
Long, Sleeps 6. Fully con- a-nd.servis.,
tainted. $500. or best offer.
Needs work. (863)843-0079



BIMINI BOAT TOP and boot
for pontoon boat, complete
like new
$250 863-467-6696
MARINE RADIO- ICOM, Full 5
watts $75. (863)763-7989
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 92 8HP ra il I
Johnson, long shaft, $450
(863)447-2130. AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 34',
Earn some extra cash. '1985, Self contained, Good
Sell your used items in condition. $7000.
the classified (863)763-4004


Automobiles
PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2 FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
door, white, new tires, 91K mi, headache bar, bumper, tow
5spd. Great on gas. $1200 bar, $800 or best offer
(863)214-1286 after 5pm (863)697-9704.
Automobiles 4005 Fu he FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
Autos Wanted 4010F ie43 cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
Classic Cars 4015 4 spd, $2500
Commercial Trucks 4020 FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel, (239)770-6423
Construction 4spd flatbed. Runs good.
Equipment 4025 $2500 or best offer GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
Foreign Cars 4030 (863)634-7318 Diesel, $3500.
Four Wheel Drive 4035 866-294-4011
Heavy Duty Trucks4040 ., Il
Parts Repairs 4045 GMC JIMMY '88, Black. Wilma
Pickup Trucks 4050 FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer, took out rear side window.
Sport Utility 4055 for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step- Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
Traotor Trailers 4065 side, White, Exc. cond fer (863)697-6327
Vans 4070 $275. (863)610-1000

Van4070 (863)763-170
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1 750. TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck
(863)697-3258 or634-6601 tires, $150 for all, in good READING A
shape (863)697-6033 NEWSPAPER
CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs -.... m. n..y by
good. Rebuilt trans. Decent Pic IIr p,o<5dB, *,0-no.o.n
shape, $1500 or best offer. obo,. b... b ,y.
(863)357-1938 CAMPER TOPPER- For small -, .. ... "
CROWN VICTORIA- '95, V8 bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
Police interceptor model, lo edition. Orig. $1370 Asking
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged $400. (863)467-2777 ili
$2500.239-633-4069 CHEVY 4x4-'72 &'85, no mo- TOYOTA LANDCRUISIER
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97, tors, $1000 863-6973895 FJ40- '79, New canvas & drs,
21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp, needs finishing. New & refurb.
very low hrs., Signature Ser, CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK, '85, parts $3500. 239-278-0484
$8900. (863)763-0944 $8000 or best offer.
HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door, 866-294-4011 C =
Loaded. Excellent condition
Great on gas. Many new parts. CHEVY DUALLY '84 Quad UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
ea$2500 (863)763-3406 cab, runs good $2200 or best wheels & tires. Good condi-
offer(863)763-8261 tion. $1300 or best offer.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU- (863)763-3406
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted, DODGE 3500 DUMP TRUCK,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S, '86, $4500 or best offer. UTILITY TRAILER, 4X8, asking
P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651 866-294-3411. $450. (863)675-7275


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Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500




IN THECIRCUITCOURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FileNo.: 2005-174-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of 8BEV-
ERLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS, deceased,
whose date of'death was April 24,
2005, File Number 2005-174 CR Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is PO. Box 1760,
LaBelle, FL 33975-1760. The names
and addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the Decedent's Estate, on
whom a copy of this Notice has been
served, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME 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 the Decedent's Estate
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is November 10, 2005.
DARRELL PHILLIPS
Personal Representative
O. Box 551
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kevin A. Kyle
Attomeyfor Personal Representative
Florida BarNo.980595
GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP
Royal Palm Corporate Center,
Suite 320
1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239) 936-7200
968440 CGS 11/24;12/1/05

RFP
The City of Pahokee is accepting prpo-
sals from architectural firms to provide
design/building services for the reno-
vation of the historical Prince Theater.
This RFP seeks to identify the most
qualified potential providers of the
above-mentioned services. For a com-
plete bid packet, c.),oa.,: J,,, V u., ,N,
561-924-5534 ext i ..'1: ,,,j ; iy
December 20, 2005.
98754 CGS 11/24/05


eI PbiNo ice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-549-CA
ROBERT L. MOORE AK/A ROBERT LEE
MOORE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ROBERT LEE MOORE; IRENE 0.
MOORE A/K/A IRENE MOORE: THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IRENE 0.
MOORE A/K/A IRENE MOORE; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSGINEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANT (S) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered In the above-styled
cause, In the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate In Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 19, BLOCK A, HARLEM ADDITION
TO NO, 8, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 136 AND
137, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
1995 RICHWOOD MOBILE HOME; VIN
N15864 and TITLE #71569654
NK/A
773 ALABAMA AVENUE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse(being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County Ad-
ministration Building), LaBelle, FL
33935, on the 7th day of December,
2005.
DATED THIS 8th day of November, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attomeys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impaired, please
call (B00) 955-9771 (TDO) or
(800) 956-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
97702 CGS 11/17,24/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENRY 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 HENDRY 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 Clerk of Court or any of his duly
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
(941) 335-2299, 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


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,
it,; t :., Ii :I' m, .ir ,. ; -, :Il i
1l : i-Lf :.Ti : ,l>: .,1 -11 r l-i.,h
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Gary Glarum 203
Chairs, TV and misc. items
Sheena Thomas J-9
Mattresses, misc. items
Virginia Hellard J-68
Dryer, misc. items
Kevin T.Hellard K-22
TV, microwave, misc. items
Laura McHenry/Raven Dalton J-60
Bike, washer, dryer, misc. items
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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-302 CC
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
ELINAE, .RODRIGUEZ, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case
now pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hendry County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida, on
the 14th day of December, 2005, at
11:00 a.m., the following described
property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North,
1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida, subject to an easement for in-
gress, egress and utilities over and
across the North 40 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot 247 In Montura Ranch
Estates; and the East 1/2 of the East
1/2 of the North 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 27,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, subject to an
easement for Ingress, egess; and
utilities over and across the East 3D
feet and the North 40 feet thereof, Also
known as Lot No. 248 in Montura
Ranch Estates; along with the 1994
mobile home ID Nos. 146M8356A and
146M8356B, Florida Title Nose.
66214985 and 66214984 located
thereon.
ORDERED AT HENRY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, this 16th day of November, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: Y Carter
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN RA.
708 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
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REQUEST FOR BIOS (RFB) CN060042
STA 6 SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTION AND SECTION 1 MODIFICATION PROJECT;
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for STA 6 SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTION AND SECTION 1
MODIFICATION PROJECT; HENDRY COUNTY, FL on Tuesday, December 20,
2005 at 2:30 pm. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and
publicly read. This project Involves labor, equipment & materials to construct an
additional storm water treatment flow way for STA 6 and modify an existing sec-
tion of STA 6. The work will include, but is not limited to, the construction of ca-
nals, levees, flow control structures, degrading of existing roads and berms, and
the filling of existing ditches and canals. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the SFWMD Clewiston
Field Station. From Clewiston, head east (south) approx. one mile to S.R. 835.
Take SR 835 south for approx. 1 mile, then turn left on Hookers Point Road. For
directions call (863) 983-1431 A site vislt will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a set for
$290,00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the
24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid
opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
web site www.stwmd.gov.
CGS 9851811/24/05

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-
celved consists of the following:
Greentree South Pavilion, In Labelle, FL for the Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, Labelle and Hendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to
Sheeley Architects, up until 11:00 AM on Nov. 30, 2005, for furnishing of all labor
and materials, performing all work necessary and Incidental as called for In the
construction of the Greentree South Pavilion In LaBelle, FL. This Is a 3,200 SF
Community Facility containing laundry, lavatories and covered recreation area. At
this time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Pro-
posals shall be property and completely executed on a standard proposal form.
Working drawings and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Ar-
chitectural Firm, Sheeley Architects, Inc., 7800 University Point Drive, Suite 400,
Fort Myers, FL 33907. A deposit of $250.00 is required for the first two (2) sets
of blueprints and specs issued to General Contractors, cash or check made pay-
able to the Sheeley Architects. This deposit is refundable In full upon return of
these documents to the Architect within ten (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
may be examined at the office f the Do .e PtanP Rrp, Labelle, FL. A Daiys-ea-
con Act wage aelermination wil be In enioct an will no e general contractor
and all sub-contractors. Bidders must submit the following with their bid:
1) Proposal. 2) List of proposed subcontractors. ) General company information,
Including list of references for similar type work. 4) Bid Form, RD Instruction
1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment 3. 5) RD Instruction 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment
4.6) A completed and signed copy of form R0400-6, Compliance Statement.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
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REQUEST FOR BIDS ON REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
BY CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, 'the District", will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
property owned by the District and located in Central County Water Control Dis-
trict, Montura Estates, Hendry County, Florida until 10:00 a.m. local time on De-
cember 7, 2005 at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewiston, Florida. Bidder Is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
after the specified day and 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 atTr 4336 Montura Ranch Estates.
The minimum bid for Individual parcels 1-3 Inclusive Is $45 000 00,
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland III Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is $60 000 00
5.2.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Montura Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for Darcel 5 Is $90,000.00.
Detailed descriptions and further information regarding the lands for sale may be ob-
tained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary for the District or Doug oherty,
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 Monlura Estates Club House
located at 255 North Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders are wel-
come to attend. The bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26,
2006.
the District reserves the right to relect any or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the first charges filed by his
office's new Cyber Crime Unit,
against a Filipino citizeam-acused
of possession and distribution of
child pornography.
Investigators from the Cyber
Crime Unit recently arrested
Karel Ikbala, a 20-year-old sailor
in the U.S. Navy, after seizing
multiple images of child pornog-
raphy from his home computer.
Cyber Crime Unit investiga-
tors used covert Internet search
methods to locate approximately
15 movies or photos that
appeared to be pornographic
images of children. Ikbala, cur-
rently assigned to the Jack-
sonville-based U.S.S. Kennedy,
made the images available for
distribution through a computer
at his residence in Atlantic Beach.
A search warrant was executed
at the residence, with the assis-
tance of the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office and U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE), and
the images were seized.
Attorney General Crist estab-
lished a dedicated Cyber Crime
Unit this fall in order to focus on
the growing problem of crimes
committed via the Internet, par-
ticularly against children. Cyber
Crime investigators conduct
covert investigations online and
target individuals who prey on
children as well as those who
pollute the Internet with images
of child pornography.
This .unit allows law enforce-
ment and prosecutors to focus on
an area that poses a grave danger
to children but can be too techni-
cally complex and ever changing
for some local law enforcement
agencies to emphasize. The unit
is supported in part by the federal-
ly funded Internet Crimes Against
Children task force.


"Internet crimes against chil-
dren are rising with the spread of
computer technology, and our
Cyber Crime Unit is designed to
help law enforcement bring
online pornographers to justice,"
said Crist. "By using the latest
resources and techniques, our
investigators will be able to part-
ner with local authorities to iden-
tify, track and shut down the vile
predators who target defenseless
children."
A study by the Crimes Against
Children Research Center sever-
al years ago indicated that at
least 24 million children
between the ages of 10 and 17
use the Internet regularly. One
out of every five of these children
received a sexual solicitation,
one in every four received
unwanted pictures of naked
people or people having sex,
one in every 17 was threatened
or harassed and one in every 33
received an aggressive sexual
solicitation asking the recipient
to meet, phone or accept gifts.
The case against Ikbala will
be prosecuted jointly by the
Fourth Circuit State Attorney's
Office and the Attorney General's
Office. Ikbala was arrest Oct. 20
and is now charged with one
count of promoting the sexual
performance of a child and four
counts of possession of child
pornography. Ikbala faces a
maximum prison sentence of 30
years, if convicted on all counts.
The Cyber Crime Unit's mis-
sion statement directs it to protect
children from computer-facilitat-
ed sexual exploitation by work-
ing cooperatively on a statewide
basis with law enforcement and
prosecution agencies to provide
resources and expertise, while
preventing the spread of these
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Thanksgiving dinner cost up slightly


WASHINGTON, D.C., A tra-
ditional Thanksgiving dinner
with turkey, stuffing, cranberries,
pumpkin pie and all the trim-
mings, increased slightly in price
this year, but still remains afford-
able, according to the American
Farm Bureau Federation.
In AFBF's 20th annual infor-
mal survey of the price of basic
items found on the Thanksgiving
Day dinner table, the average
cost of this year's feast for 10 is
$36.78, a $1.10 price increase
from last year's survey average of
$35.68.
"When the Stallman family
gathers to eat our turkey dinner
this year, we will certainly be
thankful for the bounty produced
by America's farm and ranch
families," said AFBF President
Bob Stallman. "I encourage all
Americans to take a moment
during their Thanksgiving cele-
brations to recognize the role our
farmers .and ranchers play in pro-
ducing an abundant, affordable
and safe food supply throughout
the year," he said.
The AFBF survey shopping list
includes turkey, stuffing, sweet
potatoes, rolls with butter, peas,
cranberries, a relish tray of car-
rots and celery, pumpkin pie
with whipped cream and bever-
ages of coffee and milk, all in
quantities sufficient to serve a


family of 10.
The cost of a 16-pound turkey,
at $15.11 or roughly 94 cents per
pound, reflects an increase of
five cents per pound, or a total of
88 cents per turkey compared to
2004. This is the largest contribu-
tor to the overall increase in the
cost of the 2005 Thanksgiving
dinner.
"To the extent there was a
small increase in the nominal
cost of the Thanksgiving dinner,
up three percent from 2004,
most of it can be attributed to
higher energy prices which affect
processing, packaging, refrigera-
tion and shipping costs," said
AFBF Senior Economist Terry
Francl. "Farm Bureau volunteer
shoppers are asked to look for
the best possible prices, without
taking advantage of special pro-
motional coupons or purchase
deals, such as spend $50 and
receive a free turkey. The average
price of turkey remains less than
a dollar per pound again this
year, an amazing value any way
you slice it," said Francl.
According to Francl, data
available from the Agriculture
Department on last year's whole,
frozen turkey indicates that four
out of five turkeys were sold on a
holiday special. Based on those
advertised specials, USDA found
that the prices paid for whole,


frozen turkeys in November 2004
were two-thirds of what con-
sumers paid for the same turkeys
during the other 11 months of
the year. That means many con-
sumers probably purchased
Thanksgiving turkeys for consid-
erably less than the AFBF sur-
vey's average.
Other items showing a slight
price increase this year included:
A gallon of whole milk, $3.09; a
30-oz. can of pumpkin pie mix,
$1.86; a 16-oz. package of frozen
green peas, $1.38; a 12-oz. pack-
age of cubed stuffing, $2.27; two
9-inch pie shells, $1.89; and a 12-
oz. package of brown-n-serve
rolls, $1.64. The price of a com-
bined pound of celery and car-
rots, used for a relish tray,
increased to 59 cents.
Items that decreased slightly
in price this year were: Sweet
potatoes, $2.56 for three pounds;
fresh cranberries, $1.84 for a 12-
oz. package; and a half-pint of
whipping cream at $1.51.
A combined group of miscel-
laneous items, including coffee
and ingredients necessary to pre-
pare the meal (onions, eggs,
sugar, flour, evaporated milk and
butter), increased by 14 cents to
$3.04.
Francl said throughout the
years, Americans have enjoyed
very stable food costs. "The infla-


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tion-adjusted cost of a Thanks-
giving dinner has hovered within
a few cents of $20 for the past 15
years. This is indicative of the
continued ability of American
farmers to provide safe and
wholesome food products in a
very efficient and cost-effective
manner," he said.
Bargain shoppers in all areas
should be able to purchase indi-
vidual menu items at prices com-
parable to the Farm Bureau sur-
vey averages. Ready-to-eat
Thanksgiving meals for up to 10
people, with all the trimmings,
are increasingly available at
some supermarkets and take-out
restaurants for around $40 to
$50, providing another option for
busy families.
The AFBF survey was first
conducted in 1986 when the
average cost of a Thanksgiving
meal for a family of 10 was
$28.74. This year's actual cost of
$36.78 is $19.04 in 1986 inflation-
adjusted dollars. While Farm
Bureau does not make any statis-
tical claims about the data, it is a
gauge of price trends around the
nation. A total of 108 volunteer
shoppers from 30 states partici-
pated in this year's survey. Farm
Bureau's survey menu has
remained unchanged since 1986
to allow for consistent price
comparisons.


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