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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: December 1, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Moore Haven, Fla.


Thursday, December 1,2005


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Volume 79, Number 24


At a Glance

Toys for Tots
The Coalition for Progress,
and the Welcome Lodge #9,
will be passing out applica-
tions for the youth of Glades
County for the Toys for Tots
Christmas program on Dec. 3
from 8 a.m. to noon. You may
pick up your application on
the sidewalk of the B&B Gro-
cer.

School advisory
council meeting
The School Advisory Coun-
cil of Moore Haven Junior-
Senior High School will hold
its regular monthly meeting
on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
in the media center. The agen-
da will include voting on FCAT
rewards and on new mem-
bers.

Children's play
The First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven will be present-
ing their children's choir in
"Free Gift". This play will take
place Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., at the
First Baptist Church, located at
Ave. J and Third Street.

Country
breakfast
Evangel Assembly of God
Women's Ministries Country
Breakfast will be Saturday,
Dec. 3, at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. It
will take place at 350 S. Berner
Rd. in the outreach center.
All you can eat with a suggest-
ed donation of $6 and children
under six for $2.50. There will
also be baked goods, jams,
and relish.

Santa Clause is
coming to town
Santa will make an appear-
ance at the Lakeport Commu-
nity Center for the annual
Christmas potluck dinner and
party on Dec. 13. All children
are invited to come and see
Santa, have your picture made
with him and receive a small
gift. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
and everyone is to bring a dish
of food. Table service and
drinks will be furnished. All
Lakeport residents are
encouraged to attend. Adults,
if you want to decorate for the
party come at 7 p.m. on
Dec.12.

Tickets available
for EDC luncheon
Tickets are now on sale for
the annual Glades County
Economic Development
Council Membership lunch-
eon, slated for Friday, Dec. 2 at
noon at the Riverview Restau-
rant at Glades Resort, 4380
Indian Hills Drive (formerly
the Branding Iron). A choice
of beef or chicken buffet,
soup, salad and drink is avail-
able, with $15 tickets being
available at the EDC office, in
the Doyle Conner Building,
900 SW U.S. 27, Moore Haven.
Call (863) 946-0300 to reserve
your table.


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Index
Classifieds ...... .18-21
Obituaries ......... .2
Opinion ........... ;4
School ............. 7
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Senator addresses students


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN As part of
his annual three-day tour across a
district that covers or runs into four
different counties, Senator Dave
Aronberg (D-Greenacres) stopped
by Moore Haven High School at
the request of Moore Haven
teacher Crystal Drake.
Ms. Drake is currently sparking
her students into taking political
action in response to the city of
Sanibel's attack on the lake-area


communities in regards to the
Caloosahatchee River and its sur-
rounding estuaries.
The students were preparing to
address the city council of Sanibel
Dec. 6, but were informed that
they were no longer on the agen-
da. Senator Aronberg had learned
of this project and wanted to
encourage the students to pursue
their project.
"I'm really impressed that this
class was going to take on the
politicians of Sanibel," Senator


Aronberg told the class.
After reading over the city's e-
mail to the students informing that
they would not be presenting their
materials, but encouraging them
to submit any written materials for
review by the council, Senator
Aronberg said, "That's just wrong.
You should be allowed to speak."
He encouraged the class to
continue their project. "(Sanibel's)
city council should feel pressure,"
he told the students. "This is
wrong. This has been a class proj-


ect all semester. You should be
allowed to speak. But remember
that no is just the beginning. Don't
stop at no."
Apparently they didn't have to.
As. of press time, Sanibel's city
manager informed the Glades
County Democrat that a misun-
derstanding had occurred and that
the class has been put back on the
agenda and that the city is even
planning a warm welcome for the
students of Moore Haven High
School.


The issue revolves around
Sanibel's lawsuit against the South
Water Florida Water Management
and the release of excess water
into the river and the surrounding
estuaries, which many claim is
devastating wildlife and fish popu-
lations as well as creating pollu-
tants that was released with the
lake water.
Senator Aronberg said that the
lawsuit is a waste of taxpayer
See Senator -Page 10


Students set



to challenge



Sanibel City


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN Students
from Moore Haven High
School don't intend to sit idly
by while the city of Sanibel
tosses accusations to anyone
who will listen that the alleged
demise of the Caloosahatchee
River and its surrounding estu-
aries is somehow the fault of
communities around Lake
Okeechobee.
Sanibel made headlines
when they filed suit against the
South Water Florida Water
Management in an attempt to
stop the, flow of water from
Lake Okeechobee, which they
say is causing stress of the


water levels of the river and
estuaries while also filling the
waters with toxins from the
lake.
The city of Sanibel relies
heavily on the tourism industry
and their claim is that water
releases will have a far-reach-
ing impact on their economic
survival. At least one Lee Coun-
ty commissioner joined the
fight and suggested the excess
water from the lake be used to
flood the sugar fields in the sur-
rounding Glades areas, which
sparked a heated response
from U.S. Sugar. -
The lake-area communities
See Students Page 10


MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County Economic
Development Council will host
their annual luncheon Friday,
Dec. 2 at noon at the new
Riverview Restaurant, formerly
the Branding Iron, at Glades
Resort.
The public is invited to
attend and hear the proposed
plans for revitalizing the city of
Moore Haven's historic river-
front district.
The Glades County Econom-
ic Development Council took
another step in supporting the
city's efforts to save the historic
commercial district by funding
the establishment of a 501 c 3 to
allow donations made to Main
Street Moore Haven to be tax
deductible.
The consensus of Main
Street consultants is that if the
city, through the Main Street ini-
tiative, can land two significant
development projects on the
riverfront, perhaps a
hotel/restaurant or a residential
complex on vacant land north
of U.S. 27, the next step should
be to host a retail/marketing
conference and invite


retailers/commercial prospects
to tour the area.
"We can't, as yet, compete
with Clewiston or LaBelle or
Okeechobee in terms of main
stream retail development -
we don't have the residential
base either in the city or county-
wide to support a Wal-Mart
Supercenter or RJ Gators or
other national chain type retail,"
EDC executive director and part
time Main Street Program Man-
ager Tracy Whirls said. "But we
can recruit novel, specialty
shops and thus lure visitors
from around the lake and the
larger urban areas on the coast
on either side of us, as well as
north and south.
"Once we become a destina-
tion and increase our capacity
or 'traffic,' then we will become
more attractive to those larger
retailers. Then, new residents,
who appear to be popping up
all around us, may choose to
shop here rather than fight the
congestion in those neighbor-
ing communities," she said.
Earlier this month, Ms.
Whirls joined historic preserva-
tion architect Robert M. Feild,


AIA, Principal of Feild Associ-
ates of Baltimore in touring the
historic commercial buildings
along Avenue J, and met with
property owners, collecting
square footage data, making
preliminary estimates as to
costs of rehabilitation and
brainstorming concerning pos-
sible mixed use development,
perhaps by incorporating com-
mercial/retail space downstairs
and offices/apartments or other
lodging upstairs. They also dis-
cussed funding opportunities
for the various buildings' reha-
bilitation, including the poten-
tial use of historic preservation
tax credits, acquisition and
development grant funds, and
opportunities for private invest-
ment. The two also met with
Banana Bay Tours owner Fred
Trepper and John Capece of
Southern Datastream., Inc. for
some brainstorming concern-
ing the riverfront and design for
dockage.
"The Florida Main Street pro-
gram typically provides two
technical assistance consulta-
See Main-Page 10


By Wanda Worth Hall
As told to MaryAnn Morris
Editor's note: This story
takes place in Okeechobee,
where the Worth family settled
after the death of the family
patriarch, Daniel in 1923.
Wanda Worth Hall now lives in
Sarasota, Florida.
Daniel's son was my pop,
Kenneth Worth, he came from
Sebring with my grandmother,
Arodella, to help Uncle Enoch
build his house and work along-
side him in his grocery store on


S.R. 70 in East Okeechobee. At
the same time, he trained for the
construction business.
He married Mom, Edith
Louise Thomas on Feb. 6,1932.
She was born in the settlement
of Sand Cut in January, 1911.
(This was four years before the
Watanabe family made the trek
by foot from Ritta Island to Sand
Cut to farm. The settlement of
Sand Cut became the city of
Clewiston in 1925. The Watan-
abes, of course, ended up build-
See Built -Page 10


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Submitted to INI
Main Street Moore Haven part time program manager and
EDC director Tracy Whirls, left, joined Florida Main Street
coordinator Joan Jefferson, right, in presenting Moore Haven
Mayor Brett Whidden with the city's new sign, officially des-
ignating Moore Haven as a new Florida Main Street. The sign
has been turned over to Moore Haven High School FFA advi-
sor Phil Cosby and students to design a decorative frame
and pole to enable it to be displayed at the foot of the Mamie
Langdale Memorial Bridge, near the entrance to Moore
Haven's historic commercial district.

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Senator Its: Moore Haven students extend welcome


INI/Mark Young
State Senator Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres) accepts a gift from a Moore Haven High
School student after Senator Aronberg took some time out of his three-day tour of his
vast district to speak to students on several issues.



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Crystal Drake, a Moore Haven High School teacher welcomes State Senator (D-
Greenacres) Dave Aronberg and his legislative staff to her class as part of an ongoing
project to involve her students in the political happenings that directly impact their lives.




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Pages 18-21


Submitted to INI/Bruce and Carol Butler
Pet of the Week winner
Fluff was once a lost dog, scared, dirty, hungry, and very
sick. But she found her way to Bruce and Carol Butler of
Moore Haven who had just lost their dog one week before
when the dog was hit by a speeding car. She was a hand-
ful for the Butlers, both physically and emotionally, but all
is well now as Fluff has become a happy, healthy, loving
family member. Fluff's rough adventures on the streets,
and then suffering and surviving a bout of heartworms
has earned a day bf pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal
Hospital in Belle Glade, as this week's Pet of the Week
winner. Doc Savvy can be reached at (561) 996-5500. If
you have any interesting photos of your pet and a story to
tell, submit them to myoung@newszap.com for a chance
to win your pet a day at the spa, sponsored by Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital.


Observe food safety


rules for leftovers


For many people, the best part
about Thanksgiving is the left-
overs. The bad news: Unless you
froze the leftover turkey and
dressing, it's time to throw it out.
According to the USDA Food
Safety Hotline, cooked turkey and
dressing may be kept in the refrig-
erator for three to four days. Gravy
has a shorter shelf life and may be
safely stored in the refrigerator for
one to two days.
Whether frozen or refrigerat-
ed, leftover turkey and dressing
should be reheated thoroughly to
a temperature of 165 degrees
Fahrenheit before consumption.
Leftover vegetable casseroles
(which contain no meat) may be
safely refrigerated for up to one
week. They should also be reheat-
ed thoroughly before consump-
tion.
Cakes and pies may be stored
longer although this question
rarely comes up. Cakes and pies
contain sugar, which is a natural
preservative. Pies made with eggs
and/or cream, such as pumpkin
pie, Sweet Potato pie or coconut
cream pie, should be kept in the
refrigerator.
The USDA Meat and Poultry
Hotline answers food safety ques-
tions. This toll-free telephone
service, which began July 1, 1985,
helps prevent food-borne illness
specifically by answering ques-
tions about the safe storage, han-
dling, and preparation of meat,
poultry, and egg products. The
Hotline is staffed by food safety
specialists with backgrounds in


Healthier
Life ',


with Katrina Elsken

home economics, nutrition, and
food technology.
Callers may speak with a food
safety specialist in English or
Spanish from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time) on
weekdays year round. An exten-
sive menu of recorded food safety
messages may be heard 24 hours
a day. Dial the nationwide toll-free
number, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-
674-6854). The toll-free number
for the hearing impaired (TTY) is
1-800-256-7072.
The Hotline is closed on Feder-
al government holidays, with the
exception of Thanksgiving Day.
Hours of operation on Thanksgiv-
ing are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Questions about food safety
may also be e-mailed to: mphot-
line.fsis@usda.gov.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


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Bailey McKenna Grooms.

Grooms birth
announcement
Richard and Alayna Grooms of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter Bailey
McKenna Grooms.
She was born on Sept. 7,2005 at
Health Park Hospital in Ft. Myers,


Submitted to INI/Alayna Grooms

Florida. She weighed nine pounds,
one ounce and was 22 inches long
at birth. Bailey was welcomed
home by her big sister Lindsey.
Maternal grandparents are:
Roger and Kitt Adams of Sebring
and Karen and Chuck Boenigk of
Clewiston. Paternal grandparents
are: Roy and Shirley Grooms of
Clewiston.


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Obituaries


Martha Gwen Davis
Martha Gwen Davis, passed
away Nov. 20, 2005. She was a life
long resident of Moore Haven for
many years and a faithful member
of First Baptist Church of Moore
Haven Funeral services were held
Saturday, Nov. 26 at First Baptist
Church of Moore Haven with the
Rev. Jimmy Davidson, pastor, offici-
ating. Public viewing was held Nov.
25. Reddick Funeral Home was in
charge of all arrangements.
Julia Wilson
Julia Wilson, 66, formally of
Belle Glade, passed Nov. 23, 2005
in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Julia was preceded in death by
her daughter, Jana Wilson. She is
survived by her loving family
including: Mother, Katherine Huff-
stickler of Belle Glade; three sons,
Bruce Ward of West Palm Beach,
Jack Wilson of Emporium PA.,
Gerald Wilson of Oshkosh, Wis-
consin; two sisters, Florence Grif-
fiths of Coatesville, PA., Cassie
Manger of Belle Glade; one broth-
er, Sharden Schwamp of Mechan-
icsville, VA.; half brother, Joe
Schwamp of Sussex, Wisconsin;
half sister, Carol Fsber of Brook-
field; two grandchildren, Brittany
and Daniel Ward.
Services were held Wednesday,
Nov. 30, 2005 in De Pere, Wiscon-
sin at Ryan Funeral Home.
John Walter Hagen, Jr.
John Walter Hagen, Jr., 81, of
Moore Haven, passed away Nov.
27, 2005 in Lehigh Acres, Florida.
He was born Feb. 4,1924 in Chica-
go, the son of the late John Walter
Hagen, Sr., and Clarissa (Huber)
Hagen.
Survivors include his wife Betty


Senior Connections


Services to help
elder residents
Senior Connections of SW FL,
Inc., offers a variety of services to
elders, 60 years of age or older.
Services provided to the elder res-
idents include: Case manage-
ment, case aide, intake, informa-
tion and referral, outreach and
education, congregate and/or
home-delivered meals, trans-
portation, personal care, home-
making and respite care.
For more information, please
call the LaBelle office at 675-1446,
Clewiston at 983-7088 and Moore
Haven at 946-1821. A representa-
tive is available to assist with
Social Security related



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Orders Welcome
863-674-0104
Hours are Monday- Friday
9a.m. 6p.m.


issues/questions on the 1st Tues-
day of each month from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. No appointment is neces-
sary.
Support groups
available
Family Caregiver Support
Group Meetings provides an
opportunity to become involved
in an informational/discussion
forum, for family caregivers.
Meetings will be held from 6-7
p.m., at the various locations. For
more information, please call -
LaBelle 675-1446, Clewiston 983-
7088 and Moore Haven 946-1821.
The Center for Independent
Living is available for


Hendry/Glades Counties. Please
contact Tera or Linda at the Cen-
ter for Independent Living located
in Charlotte County, (941) 766-
8333, for more information.
SHINE insurance
counseling
Insurance counseling, serving
health insurance needs of the
Elderly, with a trained SHINE
counselor, is available every
Wednesday at the following loca-
tions: LaBelle, with Anne Marie
Duschen, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
and at Moore Haven, with Mar-
garet Green, from 9:30 a.m. to 12
p.m. No appointment is neces-
sary.


(Ingram) Hagan, of Moore Haven;
three sons, John (Glenda) Hagen,
III, of Altos, OK, Robert (Meg)
Hagen, of Woodstock, IL, Donald
(Linda) Hagen, of Elkhorn, IN;
daughter, Jean Darnell, of Moore
Haven; two brothers, Eugene
(Dorothy) Hagen of Sokkie, IL,
William Hagen of McHenry, IL.;
eight step children, 28 grandchil-
dren and 17 great-grandchildren.
All arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Edna Taylor
Edna Taylor, 76, of Moore
Haven, passed away Monday, Nov.
21, 2005. Mrs. Taylor was born in
Enterprise, AL and moved to
Moore Haven from Plant City in
1977. She was a homemaker and
of Baptist faith. Survivors include
her son Lawayne Taylor of Moore
Haven; one brother, Curtis Dave of
Auburndale; seven grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren. The
family received friends Nov. 25,
2005 at the funeral home. The
funeral service was held Nov. 26 at
Wells Memorial Chapel, with Rev-
erend C.W. Taylor officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Memorial Park
Cemetery. All arrangements by
Wells Memorial Funeral- Home,
Lacey McClellan and staff.


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TO ALL OUR FRIENDS &


NEIGHBORS




THE GARDEN CLUB


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WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR


ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND


PRAYERS WITHOUT THESE WE


WOULD HAVE HAD A DIFFICULT


TIME. THANK YOU FROM THE


BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.


DEBBIE AND TERRY MCKINNEY


COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MEMBERS WANTED
The Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections office is looking for individuals to
serve on one (1) of four (4) regional volunteer
Community Advisory Committees:
North County (north of Northlake Blvd.)
Central County (north of Gateway Blvd.)
South County (south of Gateway Blvd.)
Glades (Glades Area)
Community Advisory Committee members will
serve a one-year term and will make ongoing
recommendations to the Supervisor of
Elections for improving customer service.
Meetings will be held quarterly.
Qualified individuals should possess some
familiarity with the Supervisor of Elections
office or the election process and/or have a
background in either customer service or
community relations.
Mail your letter of interest, qualifications and
the region you are seeking to:
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections
Attention: Community Advisory Committee
Adina Serell ,. o
240 South Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
No later than December 12.


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have two
wonderful cats Jake and Jimmy,
and three absolutely fabulous dogs,
Gigit, Gigi, and Gorgeous. I always
get them the coolest Christmas gifts
each year. This year however, I'm
stumped! Do you have any sugges-
tions? Best Wishes and Happy Holi-
days, Stuart in Clewiston.
A: Hey Stuart! Well, I'll give you
a great recommendation in just a
moment and make sure you tune
into The Savvy Vet Show Dec. 8, to
hear the top 10 best Christmas gifts
for your pet on 93.5 FM at 10:30
a.m- hint, hint!
Okay, I did some fun research
this season, and I think one of the
best gifts for your pet is Pet Sitter 1
and 2! It's a DVD series designed
with subliminal messages to enter-
tain and calm your pet while you're
out running errands, at work, or
whatever you do when you're out
and about. It has entertaining ani-
mal guests like Henry the Hamster,
and Charlie Chipmunk. It's very
cool, and totally canine high-tech
fun! Each DVD is about 20 dollars.
It's much better than a toy that will
be destroyed in a day. You can use
Pet Sitter over and over again. My
Sami and Luigi just love it. I put it on
for them when I run out to the
store. Good thing Stuart, they have
Pet Sitter for cats too! Merry Christ-
mas, and ho, ho, ho! Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I think I have
a problem. I have a few cats and
every year they seem to eat the tin-
sel from the Christmas tree. How
I've figured this out is they walk
around the house with tinsel hang--
ing out of their, well, BUTTS!
YIKES! What in the world do I do?


Doc Savvy
I'm too embarrassed to say who I
am being in a small town and all.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
A: Okay, Okay! No need to be
embarrassed. This used to happen
to my boys- the most wonderful
cats I had growing up! Well, you
can avoid using tinsel you know? If
you do insist on using tinsel, and
see your cat walking around with
tinsel hanging out his you know
what WARNING DON'T PULL!
The piece of tinsel may be bunch-
ing up the intestine on your cat's
insides. The best thing to do is to
cut the tinsel, and give your cat
some mineral oil in his food. This
way we'd sort of lube up his chassy,
and hopefully Mr. Tinsel will slide
right out! If not, be sure to see your
veterinarian ASAP! Good Luck, and
happy decorating! Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your pet answers in The Pet Corner.
Be sure to tune into The Savvy vet
Show Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. on
93.5 FM.


Will work for blessings; yes I will work


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
We've all seen them. Standing
at some street corner holding a
sign that reads, "Will Work For
Food." Our hearts go out to them.
Here is a per- .
son that is | l
down on his
luck and in a
desperate
attempt is will- -
ing to do any- ,'., i .

food in his
mouth and in
the mouth of John
his family. Hicks
Unfortu-
nately, what we see is not always
what is there. I've seen people
who were down and out and real-
ly were willing to work at whatev-
er task to put bread on the table.
On the other hand, I am aware
that many panhandlers know that
people have a generous heart for
those in need, and so put out the
will.work for food sign. I've seen a


man with his dog at the same
intersection for years, holding the
* same sign, "Will Work for Food"
and then for extra good measure,
"God Bless You".
I've seen a man with a will
work for food sign with literally
dozens of McDonald's hamburg-
ers at his feet gifts from people
driving by. It wasn't food he was
interested in it was other
things. And I've seen groups of
people taking turns working an
intersection, trading their "will
work for food" sign like a relay
runners' baton in a race. Obvious-
ly, they were out for what they
could get for themselves.
Let me introduce you to some
other people. These are people
who bless others with no thought
of personal compensation or
recognition. They give of them-
selves above and beyond the call
of duty. Our community has seen
and experienced their presence
and has been blessed by the result
of their efforts many times since
Hurricane Wilma. Many of them
do what they do and like the Lone


Ranger, disappear quietly before
we can adequately thank them.
Their greatest reward is the bless-
ing they receive from blessing
others.
So we thank God for all of you
unsung heroes who have blessed
us in ways some may not even
have realized. ,For the power
crews who got us electricity back;
for those who cleared our streets
and helped our city get back on.
our feet; for our firefighters and
law enforcement personnel, for
the many who sent water and
food to our community and to
the many who still are sending
help; for the work crews and
teams who come here to help out
(some even came from Califor-
nia!). As an added note, there will
be a number of work teams com-
ing to our area to help from Dec.
6-10. If you have a non-financial
need they might help with, call
983-5269. We will get to as many
as we can.
The list continues! We give
thanks for the many churches
who are giving beyond their nor-


mal selves to help and minister to
our community; to the 64 plus
volunteers who came to Clewis-
ton from the west coast of Florida
to spend their Thanksgiving help-
ing bring the spirit of Thanksgiv-
ing to us; to those who are giving
now so that families will have a
Christmas this year in the midst of
recovery; and to the many who
continue to give of themselves for
the betterment of others; they
are blessings! These are people
who are not out for what they can
get for themselves, but for what
they can give for others.
Paradoxically, when I have
tried to thank some of them for
their efforts, most have thanked
me and shared that is was they
themselves who were blessed.
The truth is we can't out-give
God. The more we give, the more
we receive. The more we bless,
the more we are blessed.
I think I will stand out on a
street corner and hold up a sign
that reads, "Will Work. For Bless-
ings!" Will you join me?


The season of advent a time to be a visionary


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I am sure that many of our ear-
liest inventors did not foresee
what would become of their
work. The first aviators would not
have imagined t ,. 4
that they paved
the way for the
quick travel .
around .the "
world that
comes from .
airplanes trips.
I don't think
that Bell imag-
ined that peo- Samuel S.
ple would be Thomas
driving down
the road talking on a cell phone
around the world or that Marconi
would have envisioned people
talking from the moon or space
via radio.
They were great pioneers as
well as inventors their works
were not only new inventions but
they laid the foundations for the
world to be changed as a result of
what they did. We are now getting


ready to celebrate another earth-
changing occasion with the birth
of a "pioneer" in his own right.
The difference is that Jesus would
have known that the message he
brought and the work that he
begun was so that the world
would be radically changed ever
after.
We can look at what our early
discovers did and imagine that
only a few people around them
understood what it all meant. It
was true for Jesus' followers too.
His command that they should
"go therefore and make disciples
nations...(Mathew 28:19)" was a
long way from the call that the
disciples had heard a few years
earlier as they were cleaning their
nets or sitting at customs. The
vision came slowly and gradually
until their lives were changed and
the world was a different place as
a result.
We begin a season in the
church year now known as
"Advent". The time is set aside to
get ready for the celebration of
Christmas and preparing for the
coming of the Lord once more. I
think it is also a time of having a


vision too. The coming of the
Lord as an infant in a small outly-
ing country, born to humble par-
ents, starting life in an out-of-the-
way manager certainly requires
visionaries to see that the world
would be changed because of
that birth.
Perhaps there were three wise
men who saw that something
great had happened and that the
world would be changed per-
haps a tyrant king that wanted
Jesus killed was fearful that his
world would be turned upside
down, but they were certainly a
small minority. For the man on
the street, there wasn't much dif-
ferent at first. Little by little,
generation by generation, conti-
nent by continent, the world was
to be changed as a result of this
beginning. Now we are standing
once more in the face of the com-
ing of the Lord into the world. A
part of the changes that were
unimagined when the Lord was
born have come to pass.
The reminder of the promises
that Jesus came to bring have yet
to be seen. This is a time for us to
be the visionaries and look for-


ward. As we are getting ready for
Christmas, it is the time to see the
words spoken at the first Christ-
mas, "Peace on Earth, Good will
toward men," as a vision we will
see one day as the Lord wants.
We have gone into all the world,
but we still have many hearts to
change, many gifts to bring, many
problems to resolve and many
divisions to heal.
This Advent, though, we can
look forward and see that the
promises begun at the first Christ-
mas are not hidden for us and
we can work to see that we do
our part in being visionaries by
knowing that the dream will
become a reality.
Advent is-a time of "getting
ready" but our Advent has a
tremendous advantage we
know what the Lord intends for
us and for his world and we
can work to bring it in. The Lord
has given us all the power to be
visionaries and we can make this
Advent one step closer to his
coming at Christmas and once
more when he will see his vision
fulfilled for us all.


A special Williams' family Thanksgiving dinner community Briefs,


ORTONA Ortona residents
were treated to a special Thanks-
giving when the entire communi-
ty was invited to arn old fashioned
Thanksgiving dinner cooked and
served by Marvin Williams and
his family. Following the blessing
offered by the Rev. Bill Durden,
over 100 guests sat down to a
feast of deep fried and roast
turkey and all the "fixings". Mr.
Williams' special barbecued ribs
were a delicious addition to the
sumptuous buffet.
Among the early settlers in
Glades County, five generations
of the Williams family has lived
in Ortona. Daughter Dorinda
Williams Campos commented,
"Like his father before him, my
daddy was born in Ortona. My
sisters and I grew up and raised
our families here, and now our
grandchildren live here." She
added, "We are blessed with
wonderful friends and neighbors
in Ortona. My daddy taught us
the importance of giving back to
our community. He loves to cook
and Thanksgiving Day was his


A\1


Williams' Thanksgiving guests view the sumptuous buffet.
chance to share with family and ..
neighbors." ,..,,


Submitted to INI/Fran Way


Christmas Bazaar
The Christian Church of
Moore Haven will be hosting a
Christmas Bazaar on Saturday
Dec, 3, from 8 a.m. until noon, in
the Fellowship Hall. The church
is located at 199 7th Street N. W.
(Across from the U-Save Gro-
cery). Crafts, Christmas decora-
tions, nearly new items and
much, much, more will be avail-
able. Time to start your Christ-
mas shopping.

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


Getchell at 946-1668.)

Fifth annual Christmas
on the Caloosahatchee
The 5th annual Christmas on
the Caloosahatchee will be
Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m.
Sponsored by Moore Haven Ele-
mentary 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 birdhouses, learn
about Florida's 15 species of
bats, what flowers you should
plant to attract native birds and
butterflies, and more. Volunteers
are needed to supervise activi-
ties and vendors are welcome.
For more information call (863)
946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.


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Harris and Moore's Weekly Road Construction Report


SHIELD act passes


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Representative Katherine Harris
(R-Fla.) and Representative Gwen
Moore (D-WI) introduced H.R.
2695, the Safe Housing Identity
Exception for the Lives of Domes-
tic Violence Victims Act or
SHIELD Act, on May 26.
The SHIELD Act was unani-
mously approved by the House
Financial Services Committee and
is expected to. reach the House
floor for a vote in 2006.
"The choice to leave an abu-
sive situation and seek refuge is a
hard one for many victims to
make, as many fear their abusers
could locate them in the hours
and days after they have left. We
should make that decision easier,
not harder, for these victims and
do what we can to protect their
identities," said Congresswoman
Harris. "I believe that the SHIELD
Act can serve as an important tool
in the ongoing fight against
domestic violence."
Currently domestic violence
shelters, transitional housing pro-
grams, homeless shelters, and
emergency shelters receiving
funding from the HUD are
required to submit the names and
personal information of victims
and those utilizing these facilities
into the Homeless Management


Information System (HMIS) track-
ing database.
The SHIELD Act would amend
the McKinney-Vento Homeless
Assistance Act to protect the iden-
tifying information of victims of
domestic violence, dating vio-
lence, sexual assault, and stalk-
ing. The SHIELD Act takes the
necessary step to protect victims
by recommending the use of non-
personal identifying information.
"This legislation marks an
important step toward balancing
the long-term need for an accu-
rate count of the homeless popu-
lation with the short-term necessi-
ty of providing a shield of
anonymity to victims of domestic
violence," said Congresswoman
Harris.
While domestic violence shel-
ters have been exempted from
including names and Social Secu-
rity numbers, they still must sup-
ply identifying information such
as date of birth, location, ethnicity,
and race of their clients. The HMIS
database can be accessed by law
enforcement agencies and
national security agencies with-
out a warrant. There is also con-
cern that the database could be
accessed by an individual with a
Freedom of Information Act
request.


Crimestoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs i ., 4..
the help of the
community to -
help locate a F-
wanted fugitive
as of Nov. 25,
2005.
His name is
Erick Omar.
Cerna. He is
described as a Erick Omar
white male, Cerna
D.O.B: Nov. 16,
1979. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and


weighs 145 pounds, he has black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address is Canal Street, in
Belle Glade. His last known occu-
pation is laborer.
He is wanted for leaving the
scene of a crash involving injury,
driving while license suspended.
If you should have any informa-
tion or know the whereabouts of
Erick Omar Cerna, please call
Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and could be eligible for a
cash reward.


Corps of Engineers says:

No charge for Blue Roofs


JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers reminds
residents who have been affected
by Hurricane Wilma that tempo-
rary roof repairs done under
Operation Blue RooTi FEMA-
assigned mission managed by
the Corps, are always done at no
cost to the homeowner.
"We have received reports of
some unscrupulous individuals
posing as Corps of Engineers
contractors, offering to install a
blue roof for a charge," said Ltc.
Andrew Goetz, deputy com-
mander of the Wilma Recovery
Office, in West Palm Beach. "Any-
one'offering to install a blue roof


for a fee is absolutely not associ-
ated with the Corps of Engineers
or its legitimate contractors."
"If you are approached by any-
one asking for payment to install
a FEMA Blue Roof, please report
them to local law enforcement
authorities," stated Dennis Hen-
ley, security officer for the Jack-
sonville District. "It would be
helpful if you noted a physical
description of anyone who
approaches you in this manner
- including their clothing. A
description of their vehicle and
license plate number will also
help."


Remember to drive with
extreme caution through road
construction projects for the
safety of all who are present,
including yourself.

Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6 miles):
Construction project The
roadway improvements consist
of resurfacing the existing pave-
ment, widening two sections of
roadway, constructing paved
shoulders, drainage improve-
ments, and guardrail installation.
Motorists should expect a flag-
ging operation with a single lane
closed for paving and shoulder
construction. The contractor is
Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project -
The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement and modifying the
US 27/SR 29 intersection medi-
an. Motorists should expect one
lane to be closed for paving
operations. The speed limit has
been reduced in the work zone.
The contractor is Better Roads,
Inc.

Hendry County
SR 29: 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.
SR 80: From Ford Street to
Cowboy Way: Maintenance proj-
ect Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures in the
eastbound and westbound lanes
with possible slow moving traf-
fic while crews work on cleaning
the pipes in the roadway. Flag-
men 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.
SR 80: From County Road 833
to U.S. 27 (2.9 miles): Construc-
tion project Roadway
improvements consist of
guardrail replaceftent and addi-
tion of new guardrail along the
eastbound side of SR 80. The
contractor is Highway Safety
Devices, Inc.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to
SR 80: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated
at this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews work on
guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewis-
ton: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway in this area.

Okeechobee
Countywide: Construction
project Crews will be per-
forming 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 US 98 toW.
of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project Work con-
tinues 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 cur-
rently includes storm pipe instal-
lation and roadway construction
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ORLANDO Residents can
register for assistance from FEMA
or check the status of their appli-
cation online. Registering online
is one of the best methods to
complete an application and may
help avoid busy signals on the
telephone.
To apply for assistance online,
go to www.FEMA.gov. Click on
'Apply online (Online Individual
Assistance Center)" and follow
the steps to register for assistance.
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application online, go to
www.FEMA.gov. Click on "Apply
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information entered will be lost if
applicants do not complete the
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toll-free at (800) 745-0243. This
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tance with the Internet registra-
tion process.
What if I don't have a comput-
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ly sheltered or housed, you can
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available. Or, you may call an out-
of-state friend or relative and have
that individual apply for assis-
tance via the Internet on your
behalf. FEMA can accept an appli-
cation from any person but will
only provide follow-up informa-
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assistance. Only share personal
information with trusted individu-
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If I register more than once for
a specific disaster will it delay the


processing of my registration?
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be reconciled before processing
is initiated.
Can I print the electronic regis-
tration form, complete it, and
mail it to FEMA?
No.. FEMA does not accept any
registrations through the mail.
How will I know if my elec-
tronic registration was received?
At the end of the registration
process, you will receive a confir-
mation screen informing you that
your registration is complete,
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tion ID number.
When will I hear about the sta-
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assistance?
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Honor Roll


Honor Roll first nine weeks
2005-2006.
Moore Haven
Elementary School

All S's Kindergarten
Cindy Antonio, Devyn Arnold,
Brooks Bass, Kira Beck, Gabriella
. Brown, Ciera Dukes, Babi Gal-
damez, Nathan Harris, Legacy
Hart, Easton Moss, Sidney Platt,
Gaven Rednour, Maricela Rubio,
Lane Savant, Skye Schlueter, Matt
Smith, Caleb Stitt, Alexis Stoppiello,
Amanda Walker, Johnathan
Wright
All A's 1st grade
Ethan Bennett, Grayson
(Tommy) Braddock, Jacqueline
Carrazana, Shaila Corchado, Malek
Dore, Nicolas Garcia, Cooper
Garvin, Brandon Hunt, Justin
Osborne, Adrian Pardo, Elmer
Ponce, Janice Rivero, Destiny
Smith, Branson Story, Glendy
Velasquez, Wyatt Ward, Katherine
West, Kristopher Williams


A's and B's-
1st grade
Alexis Aranda, Kassandra
Arredondo, Brandon Benavidez,
Sean Camaratta, Adriana Candia,
Johnny Casellas, Olivia Everett,
Shawn Hernandez, Reygen Livin-
good, Mario Lopez, Efrain Mar-
tinez, Efren Martinez, Liniah Walk-
er
All A's -2nd grade
Chloe Ahern, Daniel Baker,
Kailin Brown, Brittney Drayton,
Kaitlyn Dunson, Shyla Hough,
Titus Johnson, Kia Shaye Lamkin,
Kate Perry, Dalton Tevlin, Ashley
Torres, Taysia Walker, Melany
Williams
A's and B's -
2nd grade
Gary Beck, Victoria Cisneros,
Kimberly Cross, Tonoria Cunning-
ham, Casey Culbreth, Savannah
Devine, Ani Drayton, Jose Garcia,
Samantha Gonzalez, Vekeria Hall-
back, Kevin Jaime, Kala McIntosh,
Caroline Navarro, Ricardo Pardo,


Tylik Russell, Brian Segura, Kenton
Tullock, Elsi Velasquez, Melissa
Velasquez, Jesse Walker, D'Angelo
Ware, Megan Whitehead, Shanava
Wilcox
All As -3rd grade
Bronson Bass, Gloria Car-
razana, Sabrina Inman, Wyatte
Morton
A's and B's -
3rd grade
Erica Brickel, Brianna Luna,
Tanner Mathis, Gabriella Mayorga,
Dorinda Morton, Philip Nail, Justin
Peterson, Halee Rife, Joey Sanders,
Savanna Schlueter, Brooke Smith,
Kevin Velasquez
All A's- 4th grade
Erica Arthur, Matthew Baker,
Isaac Cisneros, Alaina Lee
A's andB's-
4th grade
Mandy Arthur, Bailey Browning,
Jordan Drayton, Destiny Everett,
Keechina Fedd, Crystal Gutierrez,
Niannia Hallback, Justice Hard-


wick, Elizabeth Johnson, Natalie
Leavy, Viviana Leon, Honorio Mal-
donado, Miranda Peacock, Amy
Perry, Thomas Perry, Nekeira
Pettway, Joshua Rich, Blake
Ridgdill, Samantha Shearer,
Nathan Simmons, Kembro
Williams
AllA's -5th grade
Vinton Lewis
A's and B's -
5th grade
Kelsey Ahern, Jarren Beck,
Lailoni Carey, Akkua Hallback,
Carly Hessler, J'Shatai Hughes,
Kaneidra McPherson, Luis Rico,
Nila Seales, Bernie Toledo
All 's- 6th grade
Jared Brickel, Mayte Cisneros,
Casey Garvin, Andrew Hughes,
Shelby Schlueter, Warner Ward
A's and B's -
6th grade
Dustin Chapman, Hilda Davila,
Taylor Harris, Riawna Kelly, Crist-
ian Pardo, AJ Walker ,


Glades County

School Calendar


Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for hol-
iday
Dec. 19-30: Christmas/New
Year holiday
Jan. 2: Teacher workday (No
school for students)
Jan. 3: Students return to
school
Jan. 5: Report cards go out
Jan. 16: Martin L. King holiday
Feb. 2: Interim report cards
issued
Feb. 7: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Feb. 9: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 20: Presidents Day holiday


March 3: Chalo Nitka holiday
March 10: End of third nine-
week period
March 13: Teacher workday
(No school for students)
March 16: Report cards go out
March 20-24: Spring break
April 14: Good Friday holiday
April 17: Spring holiday
(Teachers/students)
April 27: Interim report cards
May 21: Baccalaureate
May 26: Graduation
May 29: Memorial Day holiday
May 31: Last day for
students/early release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher
workdays
June 2: Last day for teachers


The following students have
earned recognition as October
Citizens of the Month at Moore
Haven Elementary School. This is
a very special honor since it
means that they have done a
commendable job of showing
COOPERATION. COOPERATION
is listening, sharing, taking turns,
compromising, encouraging and
including others.
Kindergarten: Cindy Antonio,
Brooks Bass, Lane Savant
First grade: Blanca Aranda,
Justin Osborne, Jicel Reveles,


Destiny Smith
Second grade: Kailin Brown,
Nicholas Duncanson, Kia Shaye
Lamkin, Kate Perry
Third grade: Gloria Carrazana,
Joey Sanders, Savanna Schlueter
Fourth grade: Sarah LyQns,
Tom Perry, Kembro Williams
Fifth Grade: Monica Chandler,
Joshua Farfan, Consuela Hall,
Autumn Martinez
Sixth grade: Sunni Bembry,.
Japhia Clarke, Xavion Scott,
Bobbi Jo Walker


Submitted to INI/Barbara Oehlbeck
Rosy-red Bromliads are a winter treat in the Land of Flowers.


First time visitors to the south often complain that this time
of year lacks holiday 'color,' but aren't looking hard enough.


Looking & Listening in the Land of Flowers


Not necessarily
scientific but accurate
By Barbara Oehlbeck
Some people "up yonder" call
this next month of December,
which is now within hollerin' dis-
tance, the "frosty, month" for rea-
sons of snow and ice. But winter
doesn't a tual- k' i, i unril; he 21 st
or 22rid of December, at which
time the sun reaches the solstice,
appearing to have gone farthest
south.
And from this small chosen
spot, it doesn't take much looking
to see the sun getting' "hung"
between two of the largest cypress
tree trunks at the south end of the
swamp on the first day of winter.
And this is the day when the pond
mostly looks like a huge platter of


stripped peppermint candy, which
means of course the sun is rising
behind the cypress trees, thus cast-
ing long, ebony shadows across
the sparkling red-reflected water.
Newcomers to the Land of
Flowers often complain that the
holiday season doesn't seem real
unless there's snow, or at least a
sharp nip in the air, or even a little
frost. But wait a minute, this kind of
thinking seems to forget that the
coming Christmas season is or
should be a matter of the heart,
or belief of tradition, of love,
whether our chosen paths have led
us to Alaska, the Equator, Florida or
wherever. The "style" of a holiday
season may be different from place
to place, but the soul of this special
time is the same. Or should be.
There are those who do a good
bit of looking who are convinced
that Florida puts on its most flam-


boyant dress in honor of the sea-
son. For instance, at no other time
of year is the pileated. woodpecker
so visible. One of the reasons for his
majesty's dramatic visibility at this
particular time of year is simply that
more trees have dropped their
leaves, thus his somewhat jerky
movement up and down and
around the trunks of trees can be
seen more clearly. :
The average pileated wood-
pecker stands about IS inches tall.
all dressed up in sli-ining black wit-h
white stripes oh his neck and a bril-
liant shock of fire-engine-red atop
his head. And it doesn't take too
much listening to tell in which
direction to look. His drumming is
remarkably distinctive: Loud, slow,
and somewhat softer at the end.
His call is a series of clear but rau-
cous cries, never single.
And there's lots of red splashes


here and there in the woods.
Bromeliads with their sharp spikes
of rosy-red show up particularly in
the quiet, gray crotches of live oaks
this time of year. And those fre-
quent flashes of flaming red all
about through the woods and in
our yards are naturally the cardi-
nals. These are the birds, along
with many others, that stay in the
Land of Flowers all year not ventur-
ing to other places from time to
lime.
However, some that venture
north in summertime come 'on
back home along about this time;
And the robins with their orange-
red breasts look like little sparks of
fire scratching around in dry leaves.
Last year, and hopefully again this
year, the first robins appeared on
Thanksgiving Day, which is an
omen good enough to last until
next year.


Red 'n gold: The colors of fall in Florida too


By Barbara Oehlbeck
An old, old saying but true to
this day: The nicest things can
come in small packages or
amounts or even numbers.
In this case, the brilliance of
rosewood leaves announce to this
very southern world that they are
"speaking" to any and all who turn
an appreciative eye toward them.
Rosewood is a small tree and not
one of a vast forest. So there aren't
endless miles of trees with leaves
of red 'n gold, but there are scat-
tered numbers of gleaming gold
and fiery red that attest to the
changing of the guard of autumn
going into winter, the time of
falling leaves from whence came
the term "fall" as applies to the
third season in our year.
Some other natives of this most-
ly sub-tropical land include the


native red maple also known as
swamp maple, along with wood-
bine or Virginia Creeper that loves
Florida as much as it does Virginia,
and our miles and miles of native
grape vines that turn into leaves of
pure gold draping themselves up
and down trees and weaving in
and out and around fences.
As for red leaves, the humming-
bird bush, firebush that is, or
hamelia patens, which attracts
hummingbirds like no other, turns a
plum red but is never "plumb" bare;
The plants are available in numbers
of Florida nurseries, however this is
one of those plants that grows into
blooming size extremely fast from
seeds. Dan's Nursery at 22023 Tuck-
ahoe Road, Alva, 33920, has the
seeds and they'll be glad to send
you a batch simply for your sending
$1 with your name and address.
Generous fertilizing every now


and then will make this willing
present its best side and it prefers
well-drained soil. When grown in
open sunlight, the hummingbird
bush will boast maximum flowers,
however, it grows happily in dapple
sun 'n shade. And if you joy in see-
ing clouds of butterflies, growing
hamelia patens is a must.
Another plus for the firebush is
that it can be trimmed/pruned, any
time in almost any "amount". That
is, if you want to keep it at a modest
size, simply prune often. New
growth shoots out immediately as
does more flowers. To assure the
most flowers most of the time, cut
the stems or branches in an every-
other-one fashion.
In other words, if you cut off all
the branches on one side of the
bush at one time, they'll all grow out
at the same time. But if you snip off
every other branch you'll continue


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Eligible applicants
urged to handle
checks wisely
ORLANDO With thou-
sands of rental assistance checks
being distributed to hurricane
victims in Florida, state and fed-
eral disaster recovery officials
are urging recipients to handle
the money with caution and use
the funds to pay for their housing
needs.
Providing .the means for tem-
porary housing for disaster vic-
tims is the primary focus of the
Individuals and Households pro-
gram of the Department of.
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency. Those with damages to
their home may be eligible to
receive money to pay for another
place to live while they repair
their home, a grant to help in the
replacement of a destroyed
home or a grant to help with
minimal repairs that will make
the home safe and sanitary. In
areas where viable places to rent
are hard to find, direct housing
assistance may be offered in the
form of a travel trailer or mobile
home.
Justin DeMello, federal coor-
dinating officer, said that experi-
ence shows that disaster assis-
tance checks become
problematic for some recipients
in every disaster.
"This is a time when people


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Seacost and Big Lake expected to seal merger


STUART Seacoast Banking
Corporation of Florida (Nasdaq:
SBCF) and Big Lake Financial
Corporation ("Big Lake")
announced the signing of a defin-
itive merger agreement.
Big Lake, headquartered in
Okeechobee, will add approxi-
mately $312 million in assets,
$200 million in loans and $286
million in deposits, as well as
nine offices in six Central Florida
counties where it is the region's
largest community bank.
"We are pleased. to be
expanding into these markets
and the opportunity they pro-
vide," said Dennis Hudson, chair-
man and CEO. "Florida's coastal
communities are rapidly grow-
ing, prompting business and
industry to look inland for manu-
facturing, distribution and more
affordable housing. The result is
an increasing growth in popula-
tion and business activity in these
Central Florida markets. The geo-
graphic area served by Big Lake.
is a natural extension of our
existing operations.in the Palm
Beach, Treasure Coast and
Orlando market areas."
Two members of Big Lake's
board, Edwin E. Walpole, III,
CEO and owner of Walpole, Inc.,
a nationwide trucking concern,
and H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr., CEO
and owner of Gilbert Chevrolet
Co. and Gil Culbreth Realtors,
will join the board of First Nation-
al Bank and Trust Company of
the Treasure Coast ("First Nation-
al"), a Seacoast banking sub-
sidiary, upon the merger of Big
Lake National Bank into First
National.
"We are delighted that Joe G.
Mullins, who has served for over
16 years as president of Big Lake,
and his team will continue to
lead our efforts in serving Okee-
chobee, Highlands, Glades,


Hardee, Hendry and DeSoto
Counties," said Jean Strickland,
president of First National. Fol-
lowing the merger, Mullins will
serve as president of First Nation-
al's big lake region.
"We cannot conceive of a bet-
ter partner to help us build upon
our home-town banking tradi-
tion," said Edwin E. Walpole, III,
chairman of Big Lake. "A prede-
cessor to First National operated
until 1933 in Okeechobee, as Citi-
zens Bank of Okeechobee. Sea-
coast's roots extend back to its
founding many years ago in our
town. Today, as our community
has grown, so have its banking
needs. Our alignment with
another high quality, local com-
munity bank will provide us with
a greater capability to meet those
needs and better opportunities
for our officers and employees."
A. Douglas Gilbert, president
of Seacoast, stated, "We look for-
ward to combining the superior
talent and customer focus found
in both companies and are confi-
dent that we will build value for
all shareholders in the coming
years."
Big Lake has for many years
successfully executed a relation-
ship based business strategy

resulting in a solid deposit base
and overall funding costs well
below peers. At the end of Sep-
tember, the bank's deposit base
included 30 percent non-interest
bearing accounts and 90 percent
core deposit accounts.
The Merger Agreement pro-
vides that Big Lake's sharehold-
ers will receive a total 1,775,000
shares of Seacoast common
stock in the transaction for all
outstanding shares of Big Lake
stock. Based on today's closing
price for Seacoast shares, the
transaction has a value of
approximately $43 million. Sea-


coast expects that the transac-
tion, which is anticipated to close
in the second quarter of 2006,
will be. accretive to earnings per
share in 2006 and for the foresee-
able future, without considering
revenue or expense synergies.
Seacoast was advised by
Burke Capital Group L.L.C. and
Alston & Bird LLP. Big Lake was
advised by Hovde Financial and
Smith McKinnon, P.A.
The proposed transaction is
subject to approval by Big Lake's
shareholders and applicable reg-
ulatory authorities. Seacoast will
file a registration statement
including a proxy
statement/prospectus and other
relevant documents concerning
the proposed transaction with
the SEC.
Big Lake's shareholders are
urged to read the registration
statement and the proxy state-
ment/prospectus regarding the
proposed transaction when it
becomes available and any other
relevant documents filed with
the SEC, as well as any amend-
ments or supplements to those
documents, because these will
contain important information.
You will be able to obtain a free
copy of the proxy
statement/prospectus, as well as
other filings containing informa-
tion about Seacoast and Big
Lake, at the SEC's Internet site
(http://wWw.sec.gov). You will
also be able to obtain these doc-
uments, free of charge, at
www.seacoastbanking.net.
Seacoast and Big Lake, and
their respective directors and
executive officers, may be
deemed to be participants in the
solicitation of proxies from Big
Lake's shareholders in connec-
tion with the merger. Informa-
tion about the directors and
executive officers of Seacoast


and their ownership of Seacoast
common stock is set forth in the
proxy statement dated April 11,
2005 for Seacoast's 2005 annual
meeting of shareholders, as filed
with the SEC on a Schedule 14A.
Additional information regarding
the interests of those participants
and other persons who may be
deemed participants in the trans-
*action may be obtained by read-
ing the joint proxy
statement/prospectus regarding
the proposed transaction when it
becomes available. You may
obtain free copies of these docu-
ments as described in the pre-
ceding paragraph.


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are particularly vulnerable and
predators are quick to take
advantage of them," said DeMel-
lo. "When dealing with hun-
dreds or thousands of dollars,
caution is the operative word."
A letter describing the eligibil-
ity decision for assistance, the
grant amount, if any, and the
intended use of the grant is
mailed to each applicant by
FEMA. The disaster assistance
checks are processed and
mailed to applicants by the U.S.
Department of the Treasury. Or,
if requested by the applicant, the
grant is deposited in the appli-
cant's account through an elec-
tronic funds transfer.
For example, in the body of
the letter for an applicant who
qualifies for temporary rental
assistance it will state "Rental
Assistance" and list the amount
of the grant. This grant is to be
used to address the cost of rent-
ing another place to live.
To help in locating places to
rent, a free service is available
online at www.dhronline.org.
People who need a place to rent
can search the Disaster Housing
Resources Web site by location,
monthly rent or number of bed-
rooms.
More information about what
the FEMA grants should be spent
on can be found in the "Help
After a Disaster" booklet sent to
all those who registered with
FEMA. If an applicant has ques-
tions regarding a check received


from FEMA, he or she should call
the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-
FEMA.
DeMello urged those receiv-
ing checks to deposit them in
their bank account as soon as
possible, large sums of cash
should not be carried and recipi-
ents should never deal with
strangers offering check-cashing
or deposit services. One of the
best ways to secure the grant
payment is to give the informa-
tion required to deposit the
money into your bank account
- an electronic funds transfer
- when you register.
"This financial assistance is
intended to ease the pain of seri-
ous disaster losses and it is to be
used for that purpose," said
Craig Fugate, state coordinating
officer of the Florida State Emer-
gency Response Team.
Fugate urged applicants to
avoid the temptation to pay
household bills with the money
or make purchases unrelated to
needs created by the disaster. He
suggested they keep receipts of
their disaster spending and stay
in touch with FEMA if their situa-
tion changes.
The grants that FEMA pro-
vides disaster victims are legislat-
ed by Congress to cover certain
expenses to help eligible appli-
cants with specific needs caused
by the disaster. If an applicant
does not use the money for its
intended purpose as explained
by FEMA, he or she may not be


eligible for any additional help.
The "Help After a Disaster"
booklet is a handy reference
guide for disaster assistance. The
booklet explains how to use the
disaster grant, how to make an
appeal if denied assistance and
many more useful items to help
victims move through the recov-
ery process. To view a copy of
the booklet online, log on to
http://www.fema.gov/about/pro
cess/ and open the "Applicant
Guide Help After a Disaster"
in the box labeled "Step 1".
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impacts. Visit www.flori-
dadisaster.org for the latest infor-
mation on the hurricane relief
efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
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INI/Mark Young
Students of Crystal Drake's high school class in Moore
Haven listen intently to discussions about what to do after
learning that they will, at least for now, not be able to conduct
a presentation challenging Sanibel's claims that lake-area
communities are responsible for their current water situation.


INI/Mark Young
State Senator Dave Aronberg visits students at Moore Haven
High School and encourages them in their endeavor to
change.the status quo.


Senator
Continued From Page 1
money. "First of all, South Florida
Water Management loses all
authority over water released
when the lake is above 16 feet," he
said. "That authority goes to the
Army Corps of Engineers and it is
they who make the decisions. The
suit is an attempt to make a policy
change, but when you have one
government entity suing another
government entity, the real loser is
the taxpayer because it is the tax-
payer who is going to flip the bill."
Senator Aronberg said that the
solution to this problem and future
problems is to keep the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Program (CERP) fully funded.
"Keeping CERP fully funded is
the solution," he said. "Then the
water doesn't have to flow into the
estuaries."
The senator also commented
on how important it is for students
to understand their state govern-
ment and to know what the state
government controls compared to
the authority of the federal govern-
ment.
In continuing to encourage the
students to get involved and to not
give up on their project, Senator
Aronberg told the students what


Main
Continued From Page 1
tions a year in the first three years
following designation as a Main
Street," Ms. Whirls said. "As our
second technical assistance serv-
ice, the state Main Street office has
offered to assist us in conducting
a marketing/feasibility study
which will help us in identifying
tenants for our rehabilitated
buildings and any new infill con-
struction as well as beginning the
process of branding and market-
ing our new businesses to new
visitors."
"I think our best opportunities,
are based on our waterfront loca-
, tion, as a destination resort and
gateway to 'gloriously natural
Glades County," Ms. Whirls said.
"I think we can build a niche mar-
ket, by recruiting lodging,
river/lake cruises, upscale dining
and specialty shops.
"In real estate, the motto is
'location, location, location' and
our location on the Caloosahatch-
ee River offers unparalleled
opportunities to take advantage of
the 6,000 watercraft that lock
through Moore Haven every year,
as well as opportunities to recruit
businesses offering river and lake
cruises to vacationers who aren't
boaters, along with our traditional
fishing, hunting and eco-tourism
visitors," Ms. Whirls said.
Ms. Whirls cautioned that revi-
talization isn't going to happen
overnight.
"Our first step is to take stock
of our assets, devise an action
plan and begin to calculate how
much rehabilitating our historic
commercial district is going to
cost. The next step will involve,
working with property owners,
potential property owners, city
and county officials to finalize
plans and identify funding


led him to politics. When he was
an assistant attorney general with
the state of Florida, it was Senator
Aronberg who exposed the infa-
mous "Ask Cleo," a Los Angeles
native who was claiming to be a
Jamaican born psychic, prompting
everyone to call her during late
night commercials.
Senator Aronberg exposed the
scam, which became national
news and soon he was off to a
world of politics and that there was
a correlating lesson to be learned.
"The lesson is that sometimes
things are just obvious," he said.
"Sometimes it's so obvious that
you might assume everybody else
has thought of it. You can change
the world by pursuing it."
The class will be getting further
guidance from Congressman Mark
Foley by press time and will be fol-
lowed by a'visit from a South Flori-
da Water Management representa-
tive who will better explain what is
happening with the water flow.
Senator Aronberg began his
tour in Canal Point and Belle Glade
Nov. 28. He toured through Moore
Haven, LaBelle, and Lake Port the
following day and continues his
trek with visits to Muse, Lehigh
Acres, and east Charlotte County
before returning to his primary
office in Greenacres.


"I think our best oppor-
tunities are based on
our waterfront loca-
tion, as a destination
resort and gateway to
'gloriously natural
Glades County."
Tracy Whirls,
EDC executive director
and part time Main Street
Program Manager

streams to make it happen."
Toward that end, the city of
Moore Haven will hold a work-
shop Monday, Dec. 12 from 2-6
p.m. to begin envisioning what a
new, revitalized Moore Haven
might look like. Business owners,
prospective business owners,
public officials and residents are
encouraged to attend.
"As we go forward, I really
hope people will get involved in
the process. We hope to kick off a
major Main Street Moore Haven
membership drive after the first of
the year. We need people from all
different backgrounds on the four
Main Street committees-design,
organization, promotions and
economic restructuring. And you
don't have to have a college
degree or any other particular
qualification to participate," Ms.
Whirls said.
Tickets for the luncheon, at the
Riverview Restaurant, under new
management by Christopher, for-
merly of Christopher's in LaBelle,
are $15. The menu includes
choice of beef or chicken buffet,
soup, salad and drink, $15. Tick-
ets are available at the EDC office,.
in the Doyle Conner Building, 900
SW U.S. 27, Moore Haven. Phone
(863) 946-0300 to reserve your
ticket.


Students
Continued From Page 1
are no strangers to understanding
the complexities involved with
lake levels and introduced by
products that impact the lake.
And in turn that every decision
made could potentially have an
economic impact on the commu-
nity.
Under the direction of Moore
Haven teacher Crystal Drake, the
students have prepared a power-
point presentation disputing Sani-
bel's claims that the city of Moore
Haven and surrounding lake-area
communities are to blame.
Research has shown that most
foreign substances found in
waters south and west of Lake
Okeechobee originated from
development well north of Cen-
tral Florida, to include the Cape
Coral and Tampa areas.
"It's easier to blame a small
town than it is to blame a large
city," commented one student.
The students in Ms. Drake's
class are undergoing an array of
special visitors this week. On Nov.
29. State Senator Dave Aronberg
(D-Greenacres) visited the class,
followed by Congressman Mark
Foley (R-Fla.) and ending today


Built
Continued From Page 1
ing and operating the Watanabe
Hotel there, but that's another
story!)
They settled there in East Okee-
chobee where all six of us children
were born, including one set of
triplets, Doris, Horace-and M'.'iris.
We lived in a little red house ori
property that lay alongside and in
back of the Morgan ranch. The
house had a fireplace for heat,
kerosene lamp for light, hand
pump for water and a wood-burn-
ing stove for cooking. The triplets
were born in this house. Morris
was stillborn but Doris and Horace
were warmed in an incubator
made of an apple crate lined with
flannel and warmed with bricks
from the fireplace.
It took awhile, but pop finally
installed a small motor to generate
electricity. It was always breaking
down, but mom would take her
hammer out and give it a good lick
and it would start up again.
Pop planted sugar cane and
sweet potatoes to sell. Mom and
pop worked and shared a veg-
etable garden with their next-door
neighbor, Bill Hardy. Pop raised cat-
tle, leasing an additional 100 acres
from the state and also went hunt-
ing for duck, squirrel, curlew and
frogs for meat and alligators for
their hides. Mom would shoot
quail from the front porch with her
.22 rifle. You have to remember,'
this was during the Depression.
People had little, if any money.
Quail was a tasty treat for the family
dinner.
The two oldest girls tell about
going down Taylor Creek in a Jon
boat to hunt gators with pop and
mom. Now, the girls and Horace
had been placed in the boat with
their legs tucked under the seats so
they wouldn't fall out. Pop would
hunt and kill the gators and then
put them in the bottom of the boat.
Was that fun or what?
The most memorable job he
ever had was building the vaults for
Evergreen Cemetery. We would go
out to the cemetery with him to
help carry the water for the
cement. Of course, we were kids. It
was more play for us than working.
After the funerals, he would go
back out to close the vault. I will
never forget the smell of all the


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with a representative of the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict.
The students had prearranged
the visit to Sanibel with Sanibel
Assistant City Administrator
Pamela Smith. The school funded
the field trip, paid the bus driver
and Ms. Drake scheduled VIPs in
preparation of making the presen-
tation.
But as Senator Aronberg
arrived, Ms. Drake showed her
class an e-mail from Sanibel's city
manager informing the students
that while the city finds it encour-
aging that students are willing to
get involved, they would not be
allowed to make their presenta-
tion, as the "agenda was full."
The city invited the students to
submit their presentation in writ-
ing and promised that the "mate-
rials would be fully reviewed."
Ms. Smith said that the class was
put on the agenda but was
bumped off of the agenda after
more items were added.
The class took the news hard,
but by the end of the day, Sani-
bel's city manager said that there
had been some confusion and
that the class has been put back
on the agenda and that the city is
planning a Continental breakfast
and a welcoming reception for
the students.


flowers around the crypts after the
funerals.
When we were old enough to
attend school, we moved closer
into town. We attended a private
church school for several years, but
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Blue Devils advance to state final by defeating Marauders


Devils are one
victory away from
a three-peat
By: Nina G. Wills

PAHOKEE The Pahokee
Blue Devils played their final
home game of the year at Lair
Field and had a mission to com-
plete: Beat Clearwater Central
Catholic to play for another Class
2B state title game. With the win
Friday night, they accomplished
that mission and are now one
step closer to their third consecu-
tive state title.
On the Marauders first play
from scrimmage, quarterback
Andrew Nowell hit wide reciever
Colin McCarthy on a crossing pat-
tern for a 65-yard touchdown
pass to give the Marauders a 7-0
advantage with only 11 seconds
taken off the game clock. It was a
play that stunned the Blue Devils
and quieted the crowd.
But the Blue Devils first offen-
sive series would answer the
Marauders quick score. On a
draw play, running back Ricky
Gary powered his way to a first
down. Robert "Rah Rah" Love
threw a strike to Blue Devil wide
out Martavious Odoms who zig-
zagged across the field and raced
77 yards for the first Blue Devil
touchdown. Kicker Jose
Rodriguez tied the game with his
point after attempt.
The Marauders second posses-


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sion started at midfield. Their
drive was aided by an offside
penalty and a pass interference
call on the Devils defense, which
led to a successful field goal
attempt by Kicker Anthony Lean-
dri from 48 yards out. Only eight
minutes into the first quarter,, the
Marauders led the Devils 10-7.
On Pahokee's second posses-
sion, the Devils called on their
running backs to establish the
ground game. Gary ran for nine
quick yards and Love connected


again with his favorite receiver
Odoms for a 17-yard gain. After
an official time out, Odoms was
wide open and caught a .47-yard
touchdown pass. The PAT was
not good. With six minutes to go,
Pahokee took its first lead of the
night 13-10.
The Devils defense forced a
Marauders punt, which.Tamarcus
Porter capitalized on. Porter
picked up a bouncing ball at the
four-yard line. Amazingly, he
evaded every Marauder tackler


and raced 96 yards for a third Blue
Devils touchdown. On a fake PAT,
Love rolled to his right and hit
Odoms for the two-point conver-
sion. In the waning minutes of the
first quarter, the Devils led 21-10.
The first quarter was an offensive
showdown for both teams.
Pahokee added a fourth touch-
down in the middle of the second
quarter. Love connected twice
with wide out Nikita White for a
gain of 20 yards. From the 11-yard
line, running back Janoris Jenkins
ran untouched into the end zone.
Clearwater Central Catholic
made a 39-yardlield goal. With 90
seconds to go, Pahokee had
another touchdown thrown by
Love to Odoms that was called
back for offensive holding. The
Devils were also called for two un-
sportsmanlike penalties. Love
and Odoms were extremely upset
about the call, and the coaches
sat both players out.for the rest of
the half to calm down. The
Marauders scored another field
goal before halftime, but the Blue
Devils took a 28-16 lead ifito the
break.
To start the third quarter, the
Blue Devils methodically moved
down the field by Ricky Gary's
powerhouse runs. Gary gained 34
yards on four runs. The Blue Dev-
ils had a first and goal from inside
the five-yard line, but were unable
to score on the drive. Pahokee
was forced to turn the ball over to
the Marauders on downs with five
minutes to go in the third quarter.
The Marauders were stuffed by


the Devils defense. Cornerback
Nikita White intercepted the
Marauders quarterback, Andrew
Nowell. The pass was tipped by a
Marauder receiver. White stuck
with the play and grabbed the ball
at midfield.
The Devils offense headed
back onto the field looking to
score. Love had a 27-yard run. A
late hit penalty called on the
Marauders gave Pahokee perfect
scoring position inside the 10-
yard line. Jenkins ran the ball
down to the two-yard line. Love
scored the fifth Blue Devils touch-
down on a quarterback keeper
and Pahokee increased its lead
35-16 to end the third quarter.
The Devils defense held the
Marauders quite effectively during
the second half. The Marauders
went for a fourth-and-five at their
own 33-yard line. The Devils
defense stopped the Marauders.
Love connected' with wide out
Tanoris Jones for a 16-yard pick-
up. On a play-action pass play,
Love stepped up into the pocket
and found his tight end, Un'Tavi-
ous Scott for the sixth and final
Blue Devils touchdown. Pahokee
led the Marauders 43-16 with
eight minutes to go in the final
quarter of play. The Marauders
did get a touchdown ini the final
minutes of the game. The two-
point conversion failed. The Dev-
ils defeated the Marauders 43-22.
The Blue Devils celebrated
their victory. Lair Field turned into
an acrobatic ring as the Devil play-
ers showed even more of their


athletic ability by performing cart-
wheels and back flips. Their
excitement was just too much to
contain. Coach Foster and the
assistant coaches showed their
enthusiasm by proclaiming their
anticipation to head to Miami to
play in the state final game.
The Devils have faced many
distractions and pressures.
throughout the season. With their
loss to Kings Academy, some
doubted whether or not the Devils
had lost their dominance this sea-
son. The Devils have continued to
rely on each other and have
grown as a team. An appearance
in their third consecutive state title
game is remarkable. The Devils
will play undefeated Trinity
Catholic at 1 p.m., Dec. 3 at FlU
Stadium in Miami for the Class 2B
state title and hope to bring home
another state title.
Robert Love was 10-of-15 for
232 yards, 3 passing TDs, 1 rush-
ing TD, and threw one pick.
Martavious Odoms had 3
receptions for 138 yards and 2
TDs.
Tanoris Jones had 3 receptions
for 46 yards,
Nikita White had 2 receptions
for 21 yards and 1 interception.
Un'Tavious Scott had 1 recep-
tion for 20 yards and 1 TD.
Janoris Jenkins rushed seven
times for 67 yards and 1 TD.
Ricky Gary rushed five times
for 63 yards.
Vincent Smith rushed two
times for 25 yards.


Lake Area Varsity

Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
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Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
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.
Boys Basketball:
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Dec. 6: Riverdale, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 9: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 10: Pahokee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 17: Glades Central, Away,
7:30 p.m.
I 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: AtSouthside 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.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Home,
4'p.m.
Dec. 6: Cypress Lake, Away, 6
p.m.
Dec. 9: Estero, Away, 6 p.m.


Dec. 12: Riverdale, Away, 6 p.m.
Dec. 13: Glades Central, Home,
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 a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball:
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, 7p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away,
7 p.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:
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.


Raiders topple Indians to

advance to state semifinals


By Mark Young

BELLE GLADE The Glades
Central Raiders continue their bid.
to reestablish themselves as a high
school football powerhouse and
took another step after knocking
off the Immokalee Indians Nov. 25
on the Raiders' home field.
Thousands of fans packed into
the stadium to watch their
beloved Raiders regain their status
as one of the best high school
football teams in the state of Flori-
da and that reputation is more
than warranted with the Raiders
sending more players to the NFL
than any other school in the state.
But Immokalee has had its fair
share of stars as well and fielded
an exceptional ball club once
again, but couldn't muster the
playoff victory against the fleet-
footed Raiders who posted a 44-
33 victory to launch themselves
into the Class 2B state champi-
onship semifinals.
Deondre Holley opened up the
Raider scoring after hauling in a
25-yard touchdown strike from
Raider quarterback Bryan Mann.
The point after attempt failed, but
the Raiders drew first blood with a
6-0 lead early in the first quarter.
The Indians countered the
Raider touchdown with a 69-
yard touchdown pass, but the
Raiders weren't done with their
first quarter scoring as Mann hit
Curtis Brown from 26 yards out
to reclaim the lead after the
score was deadlocked at 6-6
when Immokalee also failed on
their PAT.
Holley delivered on the Raider
PAT and Glades Central took a 13-
7 lead after one quarter of play.
Mann continued his red hot air.
attack as the second quarter
began, throwing two more
touchdown passes, before the
break. Mann hit Denote Thomp-
son from 43 yards out and con-
nected with Tarus McKinley from
36 yards out. Holley was one-of-
two on the PATs and the Raiders
were up 26-7 before Immokalee
ended the first half scoring with a
20-yard touchdown run to tighten
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ley from 12 yards out. The two-
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opened up a 44-28 lead.
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score to close out the Raider victo-
ry at 44-33.
The Raiders will face Booker in
the state semifinals after Booker
defeated Kathleen 37-10.
The Raiders will need to get
past Booker to face the winner of
the St. Augustine and North Mari-
on game as the other, two sur-
vivors in the hunt for the state
championship.
Mann threw for five touch-
downs in going 12-of-19 for 253
yards in a stellar performance for
the Raiders.
Holley and Aston Samuels
each rushed for 73 yards. Brown
had five receptions for 89 yards
and a touchdown, Holley had
three catches for 44 yards and had
a pair of touchdown receptions
and ran in for another one, McKin-
ley had a pair of catches for 45
yards and Thompson had two
receptions for 75 yards and a
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Tigers fall to Lions in state semifinals Tread morenews, tww.np.


By Bill Fabian
MIAMI The Clewiston Tigers
played under the lights of a profes-
sional football stadium against the
Chaminade-Madonna Lions in the
Class 2A state semifinal game on
Friday, Nov. 25. The game was
played at Pro Player Stadium, the
home of the Miami Dolphins and
Florida Marlins, in Miami in order to
accommodate a large crowd and
provide a nighttime venue in place
of the Chaminade field, which was
damaged by Hurricane Wilma.
Many fans made the short drive
south to Miami to watch the Tigers,
who played against a highly skilled,
powerful- Chaminade team that
dominated the Tigers defensively,
and scored quickly enough to put
the game mostly out of reach for
the Tigers, snapping a seven-game
winning streak that included a for-
feit from St. Andrews.
Potential scoring drives failed
throughout the game for the Tigers
due to crucial penalties, fumbled
carries and heartbreaking intercep-
tions given up by the Tiger offense.
On the defensive side, penalties
were also a big part of the story,
especially a very untimely off-sides
penalty by the Tigers on a field goal
attempt by the Lions on fourth and
long, setting up a Chaminade
touchdown.
The game began with an early
score by Chaminade-Madonna's
Willie Floyd on a 30-yard touch-
down run, which put the Lions up
by seven after the successful PAT
kick.
The Tigers answered quickly
with a huge gain by tailback Jamal
Hubert, who ran 47 yards to set the
Tigers up within the 25-yard line in
the first quarter. Quarterback Jared
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Lions defensive attack to scamper
for a 21-yard score. The point-after
attempt was missed, however, and
the Tigers never scored again.
Despite the early strong running
by Hubert, the junior tailback was
unable to continue his streak of
games with rushing performances
of more than 100 yards. Because of
an ankle injury that popped up in
last week's game against St. Peters-
burg Catholic, Hubert only had four
carries after his touchdown run Fri-
day. His streak ended at six, as he
finished with seven carries for 78
yards.
Huber ended the season with
160 carries for 1,028 yards and nine
touchdowns. He averaged 102.8
yards per game.
Senior running back Richard
Pope and junior running back
David Pope also had strong rushing
efforts against Chaminade. Richard
Pope ran for 37 yards on nine car-
ries, and David Pope ran for 25 on
six carries.


Tiger defensive lineman Eric Mergott was distraught after the
Tigers ended their state playoff run against the Chaminade-
Madonna Lions at Pro Player Stadium.


The Chaminade performance
on both offensive and defensive
sides of the ball was too much for
the Tigers to handle. The Lions' tail-


back Floyd ran for 153 yards and
scored two touchdowns, and
Xazier Stinson also scored twice for
the Lions.


Sports in Brief


CHS basketball
season begins
CLEWISTON Tiger Basket-
ball has started with girls play. The
season opened with a contest
between the Lake Placid Dragons,
the junior varsity lost; while the var-
sity team defeated the Dragons.
The Lady Tigers defeated Riverdale
on the road Nov. 15.
The next Lady Tiger home
game will be Dec. 5 against the
Riverdale Wildcats. Boy's first
game ofthe season will beathome
against Ft. Myers on Dec. 2, JV
game begins at 6:15 p.m., followed
by the varsity contest at 7:45 p.m. .


Youth basketball league
BIG CYPRESS The Big
Cypress recreation youth basket-
ball league is currently holding
registrations. The season kicks
off Dec. 3 and is open to all boys
and girls beginning at age five
and ending at age 16. Games will
be played in the Clewiston High
School and Middle School gyms.
There is a $25 registration fee
and uniforms will be provided.
For more information, call coach
Eddie Redd at (863) 228-0656 or
(863) 983-9659. Big Cypress
Seminole Tribe Recreation is the
sponsor.


Baseball/softball
registrations
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will be
holding registration for the upcom-
ing season at Clewiston Middle
School cafeteria on Dec. 1 and
Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups on
Thursday nights will be from 7-9
p.m. and Saturday sign ups will be
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a copy of
your child's birth certificate. Cost of
registration is $55 per child (second
child s $50 registration). Registra-
tion after these dates will result in a
late registration fee.


Cheer and
Dance sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interested
in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Uni-
verse All-Stars would like to wel-
come you to come and sign-up. We
are located on Jaycee/Lyons Blvd. in
LaBelle. We have team spots open
from ages three and up. There are a
few spots left on our 6th grade and
under team. We encourage any
child with a good attitude and deter-
mination to come on over and
check us out. If you have any ques-
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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Sandra Alexander, Linda Deklde Davis,
SJames Tanner, Roxanna Cisoteros, Kevin Nelson,
l Rose Mason, Dwight Hatfield, Trinity Oxnam
Re.Alt up. I tC. www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
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HOMES:
$712,000 4BD/3BA home on 1+/ acre. Home has vaulted
and coffer ceilings, a sound proof studio, moveable island in

adjoining lot available.
$155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a completely
fenced in )ard and an above ground pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
REDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
3BD/2B1A mobile home sits on 10+/. acres and includes barns,
ponds and much more!
$475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits on
5+/- acres, This spacious home features an addition with it's
own entrance and much more. The property has a pond with
an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
$300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which rests on
5+/- acres features a new well and roof Property as also fenced
with a shed and pond.
$275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages
galore.
g $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/- acres in
Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country living year round or as a
weekend getaway!
$113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under construction!
This mobile home is located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club.
The perfect weekend getaway or winter home. Call now for
completion date.
$93,500- Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured home on .50+/.
acres. The home features a split floor plan, garden tub in mas-
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.
$1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currendtly Auto Salvage lard.
$1,500,000. 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock
pmroperty in Muse. Paved moad access.
$1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded, lotsoftrees, fnts on
stwo roads, owner will divide.
$998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a
kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean bill of health.
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come
check it out before someone else does!
$* 650,000- 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy SR 80.
$* 349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the property,.


Home is to be sold "as is."
$* 272,000. 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed,
$* 180,000 1.2+/- acre, Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-de-

manch The property is secluded, yet close to town.
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared In Montura. There is a sin-
gle wide mobile home included with the property. The mobile
home is to be sold "as is."
$ 89,90 1)l prf opohj e
home pad V0" eAqi c "
* $75,000- 2.50+/- acres with beautiful old oaks, palms and
more. Access undetermined. Call for more information.
* $66,500 Four available adjoining lots in beautiful Montura.
All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre through
1.25+/- acres.
* $58,000- 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on paved road.
$* 55,000- 1.25 acrescleared and surveyed lot on Appalossa
Ave. in Monmra Ranch Estates.
* $55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Moonura.
$* 55,000. 1,09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart of
Montura,
* $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
HOMESITES:
* $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-sac, close to
schools and recreation.
* $65,900- .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an established neigh-
borhood.
* $60,000- .25+/- acre. Nice secluded lot on cul-de-sac with
green belt behind it.
* $59,900- .25+/- acre. Desireable lot in Glades Counti: Build
your dream home ot this lot today!
* $55,000- .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
road in Montura.
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* $54,000 .25+/- acre, Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
build your dream home.
* $45,000 -. 46+/- acre, Nestle your home under the oaks on
these three oak filled city lots.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55 and
older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call for
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FULLY FURNISHED 3/2/2 W/POOL in river. Being sold "as is". Reduced to
Lehigh Acres in the Westminster Golf REDUCED $550,000.
Community. $20,00/M. NO PETS! 2BED/1BATII HOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold
LARGE 3/2/1 HOME IN PORT LABELLE. "As Is." Asking $125,000.
$900/M NO PETS. 1.14 ACRES WITHIN LABELLE CITY LIM-
HOMES FOR SALE ITS. Property 2,laori tR3 multifamily.
GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER Currently this oducing proper-
HOME. IBedroom/iBath, 1 car garage in t with 2 homes that are now being rented.
Country Village. Asking $92,500. Asking $375,000.
OFF MARTIN LU ER KING JR. BLVD. ACREAGE FOR SALE
3Bedroom/IBath CBS home with carport. New, IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101
Upgrades! Priced at $119,900. Acres +/- with wood frame house, Being sold
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES "As Is" Call for more details.
3Bedroom/2Bath, 2 car garage built in 2001 and LOTS FOR SALE
in excellent condition. Home over looks canal BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake
and located in a great area close to Ft. Myers but Placid. Asking $55,000.
out enough for peace and quiet. Asking BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old
$230,000. blk building sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
IN PORT LABELLE This 3Bedroom/2Bath/1 LOTS IN PROT LABELLE
Car garage home sits on a beautifully land- 2 LOTS on Sandelwood. Asking $42,000
scaped.25 acre lot under the prestigious oaks of each.
LaBelle. Home is well maintained with updated KENT CT. near middle school. Asking
appliances and a new roof. Asking $135,000. $52,000.
3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits on N.E. TRADEWIND CIRCLE $65,900.


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* SELLER MOTIVATEDI Enjoy gentle country
mornings sitting in the screened lanai of this 4BR/2B
cedar home, This magnificent 3+/- acres of land is
perfect for horses and features a 40x40 covered work-
shop plus lots more. Located in Alva, you're only min-
utes away from city shopping or small town dining.
Only $299,900.


* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B home
offers style, space, convenience, storage and a sensa-
tional price. Features include a spacious family room,
screened porch and lots more. Asking price is only
$195,000.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little home
is beingliq i la.U l4IIt- llT plan
is commercialLve-in or use as a rental. Convert
home into an office for future use. $99,000.

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* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about the
calm you'll enjoy in this spacious 3BR/2B MH on
cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be sure to check out the
huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
room, large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$199,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home on 2.29+/- acres,
fenced uVI d itrufOres tlN C ur
separate living & family rooms, upgraded appliances
and much more. $179,900.


* Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this coun- STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
try cozy 10 ACRES! The unique 2-Story home has 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
been remodeled and reborn! Each floor has their own 3BPR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile,
Living rooms, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Kitchens, textured walls, and spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
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i ... ..i i...' $679,900... Priced to sell at only $59,900.
SF I FR MOTIVATEDI. Enjoy gentle country ....
morntigs sitting in the screened lanai of this 4BR/2B
cedar home, This magnificent 3+/- acres of land is as_.^_l t_ .I'
perfect for horses and features a 40x40 covered work-
shop plus lots more. Located in Alva, you're only min- The opportunities are endless! Bring your investment
utes away from city shopping or small town dining. dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwy 27 frontage. Next
Only $299,900. to water plant. Property was cleared except for the majestic
Bumping into everybody? If you need room, this Live Oaks, Bring your ideas and see! $750,000.
4BR/2B ed, I di r l Jv ,,ming BEAIJTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just
home l l t Tsum- minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
mer months or snuggling in front of the fireplace in 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in Muse,
the winter. Priced at only $275,000. This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
NO COMPROMISE NEW HOMEI Extra effort to Perfect for the nature lover, Priced at only $95,000.
design and build a lasting quality home makes this Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
NEW ~ tttedpv#tuntil Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
you've iif b plan acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
home. Retire regally in the master suite featuring his 2.5+/- acres comer lot Perimeter in Montura. $85,000.
and her closets, his and her sinks, walk-in shower Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in Montura.
plus separate tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced Great for investment or homesite. Only $46,000.
tea out on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
breeze. $229,900. Spadous lot in Montura. $44,900.
CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT www.newhorizons-re.com


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER! 1/2
Acre lot in Alva on Pearl StL $124,900.
- Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle Unit
102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the
dream lot for your new home look no further.
Located in the sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle.
This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come true. Only
$84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $79,900._
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
ment property Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for your
new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102. $54,900.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your family
to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful lot for
your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* UniUNmWMBOONWMACT
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesiteas Outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town!'Just bffE
Road. Don't miss owning acreage 'close to LaBelle,
$46,900, .


* Attention Investors! Prime commercial property
with rental income located only 1/2 block north of
SR29 from the SR80 & SR/29 intersection. Start living
the American dream today by owning your own busi-
ness. Only $599,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home for rental
Income could multiply your investment! Grab this site
now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for duplex
or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.
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MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the rapidly growing area
of Muse! Ideal for imnestmeni!
$59,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
MUSE
4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a manageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. 579,9100
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835,0191
PALMDALE
Affordable BR/2B mobile
home w/ new well & water sys-
tem, located on an oversized
fenced lot. S79.91,11
Listed by Emily Ankeney
863.673.0141
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on a manicured
lot close 1o e\ren thing $95,900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066
LABELLE
4BR/IB mobile home in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $105,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510
LABELLE
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just out-
side of town! S 122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.8758400


LABELLEI
3BR/2B doublewide inobile
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
239.229.6385
PORT LABELLE
2BR/1B home, iii1i charm to
spare. located on a private lot in
Country Village. 1311.0011
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.01981
MUSE
2BR/2B mobile home located
on 1 +/- beautiful acre in Muse!
$154,0010
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! S175,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
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
863.8356.0191

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PORT LABELLE
Brand spanking new 3BR/2B
CBS home on a lovely lot close
to schools & parks S 184,9011
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726
FLAGHOLE
3BR/2B home, in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre corner loi' S 199,110100
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350
LABELLE
Cute-as-a-buttom 2BR/1B log
cabin on 2 +/- acres just outside
our town. $199,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863,836.0191


PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B 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


LAUILLE
Upgrades around every corner
set this 2BR/2B home, located
in a. great neighborhood, apart
from all others. $214,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600
FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole, boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
upgrades galore $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
"c'ltenic JI:ikeoer" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/a loft. 5234.9100
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
4BR/2B CBS pool home lo-
cated on an oak-covered & se-
cluded 0.40 +/- acre lot, boasts
many upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denni6g
863.675.4600
PIONEER PLANTATION'
Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's main thor-
oughfare! $255,000
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673.9119
LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3,5+ fenced


awes justM uutsiue o itown.
Horse skills &barn! S285,0061
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


FLAGHOLE
5+ beaullfidulI \oodcd acres w/
private driveway, 2 stocked
ponds & fencing. $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2,5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
L:ABELLE
Two story 3BR/2B home, lo-
cated on 4.6 +/- acres just out-
side of.LaBelle. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
2BR/2B turnkey home sparkles
and is located on 6.25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C,
roof, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
ORTONA
2BR/1B doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
& praciical1% new. Located in
Ortona on the river. $425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600


UK I UNA
3BR/2B doublelide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. S450,tI00
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


LABELLE
2BR/lB mobile home located
on 20 +/, acres in a 'booming
area of Hendn Co.! Great. in-
vestment opportunity! $5110.000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.6764500
LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS hohe located on 1
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/D. S750,6)00
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres in
a booming area of Hendry
Count I $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
on I + riverfront acre w/ dock
& l ift. Beauty abounds inside &
outl. $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning


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Thursday, December 1, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Fifteenth annual


Race for Cure


To benefit the Susan
G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation
The 15th Annual South Florida
Komen Race for the Cure, present-
ed locally by Florida Power and
Light, is the oldest and largest 5k
run/walk in Florida. It takes place
along the Intracoastal Waterway
on scenic Flagler Drive in Down-
town West Palm Beach and fea-
tures a Women's and Men's 5k run,
a 5k Co-ed Walk, a Fun Walk, Kids
for the Cure(r) and Tots for the
Cure.
All proceeds benefit the Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer Founda-
tion, established in 1982 by Nancy
G. Brinker in honor of her sister,
Susan G. Komen, who died of
breast cancer at the age of 36.
Last year's South Florida
Komen Race for the Cure attracted
18,801 participants and raised over
$900,000 for The Susan G. Komen


Breast Cancer Foundation. Of the
money raised annually at the event,
up to 75 percent stays in the area to
fund valuable education, screening
and treatment. The remaining 25
percent, funds cutting edge breast
cancer research.
When: Saturday, Jan. 21,2006
Women s 5K: 7:30 a.m.
Men's 5K: 8 a.m.
Co-Ed 5KWalk: 8:30 a.m.
Kids for the Cure: 9 a.m.
Tots for the Cure: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Meyer Amphitheatre
Downtown West Palm Beach
Laurel Sauer, Honorary Chair
Dave Ragsdale, Race Chair Liz
DeWoody, Race Co-chair Runner
registration is $20 before Dec. 9 and
$30 on race day. Proud in the
Crowd spectator entry fee is $20
($10 for children 6-12 and $5 for
children five and under).
For more information, visit
www.raceforthecure-sofla.org
sofla.org> or call (561) 841-0041.


Cone to sign with


Wolverines


By Mark Young
STATESBORO, Ga. Former
Belle Glade resident Carl Cone is a
1971 graduate of Glades Central
High School and the Cone family
has had a presence in Belle Glade
for several decades with the family
business being Cone's Paint Store.
The Cones moved to Georgia
some 15 years ago, but left plenty
of family and friends in Belle Glade.
Carl's son David is currently playing
for the undefeated Blue Devils of
Statesboro High School and will be
inking a scholarship deal for the
Wolverines of Michigan University
in February.
David is a three-year starter for
the Blue Devils and in the course of
putting together a 13-0 season thus
far, with two more games left until
possibly claiming the state champi-
onship, David has throw for close
to 1,400 yards while maintaining a
65-percent completion ratio. David
has thrown the 205 times this year


and has completed 128 passes, to
include nine touchdown strikes for
the year.
David is a 6' 5" senior quarter-
back and attended Wolverine Head
Coach Lloyd Carr's annual football
camp. Coach Carr apparently liked
what he saw and offered David a
scholarship on the spot, which
David obviously accepted.
With the likes of Tom Brady and
several other quality professional
football players coming out of the
Wolverine pack, David is excited at
the opportunity to lead the Wolver-
ines to victory in the coming years,
as well as grasping a viable oppor-
tunity to one hit the professional
gridiron.
Carl is currently a law professor
at South University in Savannah,
while David's mother is a professor
at Georgia Southern. The Florida-
born David, as well as his parents,
will have no problems shaking off
Florida and Georgia loyalty in the
fall of 2006, as David vies for his
chance at Wolverine history.


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Elks state soccer


shoot winners


CLEWISTON Six Clewiston
residents and their families made
the long trip to Umatilla for the Elks
State Soccer Shoot Championships
held Nov. 19 at the Elks Youth

Camp.
All of the kickers returned with
trophies for their efforts.
Issabella Allen placed first in the
girls Under-8 division. She is a stu-
dent at Westside Elementary
School. Her sister, Melanie Allen,
placed third in the Under-10 girls
division. Another Westside student,
Casey Crawford, won the second
place trophy in the boys Under-12
division. His division had represen-
tatives from all four regions.
Daniel Jansen, who attends


Glades Day School, placed second
in the boys Under-8 division.
Brittany Bacallao, a seventh
grader at Clewiston Middle school,
was the under-14 girls champion.
She kicked seven, three-point goals
as part of her total. Martin Craw-
ford placed second in the boys
Under-14 division. His last two
kicks each scored five points, the
top area on the goal.
Clewiston had more represen-
tatives at the event than any other
lodge in Florida. Special thanks go
to the parents for their time and
effort and to the local AYSO pro-
gram for giving the children a
chance to excel in soccer.


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American Lung Association's
2006 Lung Card is the perfect gift
for Floridians who love to play
golf.
The original, highly recog-
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vides discount golf at more than
550 golf courses in the South.
The cost is $15 per card, pur-
chase three cards and get the
fourth card free. The Lung Card
is valid from spring through fall
and has several courses offering
winter play,-including Atlantis
Country Club and The Champi-
ons Golf Club. Purchase the
2006 card by Dec. 31 and you
will be entered into a drawing
for a free entry to the OxyPoker
Texas Hold 'em Tournament to
be held early in 2006.
"The cost of one Golf Privi-
lege Card is less than one round
of golf, and yet it allows you to
golf, at discounted rates at
numerous courses," said Jim
Sugarman, executive director of
the American Lung Association
of Florida Southeast Area.


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UN calls for closures


to protect sea turtles


FOREST KNOLLS, CA The
United Nations General Assembly
will vote on a resolution that calls
for closures of fishing in areas
where large numbers of critically
endangered sea turtles are caught
or killed. The critically endan-
gered Pacific leatherback sea tur-
tle is on the verge of extinction
and is expected by scientists to go
extinct in the next 5-30 years
unless immediate measures to
eliminate threats posed by indus-
trial long line fishing are taken.
Environmentalists are pleased at
this first step but warn that a
moratorium on destructive long
line fishing is needed in the Pacif-
ic if the leatherback is to survive.
"We are pleased that the UN
finally moving closer to the
worldwide consensus that some-
thing urgently needs to be done
to prevent the extinction of the
leatherback and loggerhead sea
turtles in the Pacific," said Robert

Ovetz.
Save the Leatherback Cam-
paign Coordinator of the US based
Sea Turtle Restoration Project,
which is leading the advocacy
effort by a coalition of internation-
al environmental organizations.
Last June a parade of school-
children dressed in sea turtle cos-
tumes delivered a petition to the
UN signed by thousands of citi-
zens, 1,007 scientists from 97
countries and 281 non-govern-
mental organizations from 64
countries urging it to implement
a moratorium on high seas indus-
trial long line fishing in the Pacif-
ic. The list of signers includes
famed primatologist Dr. Jane
Goodall, Harvard biologist E.O.
Wilson, oceanographer Dr. Sylvia
Earle, a National Geographic
Explorer-in-Residence, and for-
mer U.S. astronaut Bernard Har-
ris, Jr. M.D.
According the recent reports


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in the scientific journal Nature,
the 100 million year old
leatherback sea turtle is on the
brink of extinction. The popula-
tion of female nesting
leatherbacks has declined by
about 95% since 1980.
Dr. James Spotila, a co-author
of one of the reports, signed the
petition to the UN and testified
before the UN this past June.
"The descent of the leatherback
toward extinction is a global
ecological tragedy that affects us
all. As goes the leatherback, so
goes the ocean," warned Dr.
Spotila. Dr. Spotila is the Presi-
dent of the International Sea Tur-
tle Society, President of The
Leatherback Trust, and Betz
Chair of Environmental Science
at Drexel University.
The language endorsing a set
of guidelines recently drafted by
the UN Food and Agriculture
Organization originated at the
June meeting of the UN Open-
ended Informal Consultative
Process on Oceans and the Law
of the Sea.
On the first day of the meeting,
the meeting directed all nations
that have signed the convention
and regional fisheries manage-
ment organizations to urgently
implement the closures and
other measures outlined in recent
UN FAO guidelines for reducing
interactions with sea turtles. Simi-
lar language calling for time and
area closures to reduce the by
catch (the unwanted capture and
killing of ocean wildlife) of indus-
trial fishing also appears in the
same section of the resolution.
These two recommendations are
included in the resolution that
will be voted on by the UN Gener-
al Assembly today.


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USDA sends reminder

to tobacco holders


Tobacco quota holders and pro-
ducers not currently enrolled in the
Tobacco Transition Payment Pro-
gram (TFPP) must sign-up for the
program by Dec. 2, 2005, if they
want to receive a 2006 TFPP pay-
ment, announced Kevin Kelley,
state executive director for the
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA).
The TTPP marks the end of
Depression-era federal tobacco
marketing quota and price support
loan programs. This new program
helps American tobacco quota
holders and producers transition to
the free market. Payments are
made from assessments on tobac-
co importers and manufacturers.
"The USDA has announced a
Dec. 2 deadline for tobacco quota
holders and producers to sign up
for the 2006 TTPP payment," said
Kelley. "The same deadline applies
to those who want to sell their
remaining nine annual payments
to a successor in order to receive a
lump-sum payment."
Producers who do not com-


plete this process by Dec. 2 can
arrange for the sale of their remain-
ing eight payments beginning Jan.
17,2006.
Certain requirements must be
met to qualify for lump-sum pay-
ments. More information on lump-
sum payments is available online at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/tobac-
co/Default.htm or by calling the
National Tobacco Processing Cen-
ter at (800) 673-2331.
The TTPP, also known as the
"tobacco buy-out," provides
approximately $10 billion in 10
equal installments to eligible tobac-
co quota holders and producers
from 2005 through 2014. Payments
for 2006 through 2014 will be
issued annually on Jan. 15.
USDA sent more than $940 mil-
lion in payments to over 400,000
tobacco quota holders and produc-
ers in 2005, the first year of the pro-
gram. For more information about
the TTPP, visit the FSA Web site
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/tobac-
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Apples: They are the pick of the holiday season


More reasons
to eat apples
To promote the benefits of
fresh produce, Weight Watch-
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Season, a public health initia-
tive spotlighting seasonal fruit
and vegetables, with recipes
this quarter for apples, an easy-
to-find produce selection that
not only tastes great, but also
provides a wide range of nutri-
ents essential for good health.
Apples provide eating satis-
faction without a lot of calories,
as well as being a quick and
easy way to get some tasty
nutrition. One medium apple,
which translates into three
apples per pound, has about 70
calories. Apples also provide
fiber, with the amount of fiber
doubling when the skin is
eaten. They contain less than a
gram of fat and 150 milligrams
of potassium.
So enjoy apples, not just,as a


crunchy snack, but as part of
mouth-watering recipes.
Apples are delicious and nutri-
tious, which is why this snack-
sized fruit is this season's
Weight Watchers(r) Pick of the
Season.
Apples can do it all from
appetizers to desserts. Below
are four flavorful apple recipes
to share with your friends:
Tangy apple salad, pork with
apples Kraut, sweet potato
and apple casserole, and for
dessert, apple crisp.
Pick of the season; apple
recipes:
Tangy apple
salad
Makes 6 servings
4 heads Boston lettuce,
washed, dried and torn
2 medium apples, pared,
cored, and diced
1 cup halved seedless red
grapes


2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style
mustard
Pinch salt and white pepper
1. In large salad bowl com-
bine lettuce, apples, and
grapes.
2. In small jar with tight-fit-
ting lid, combine oil, vinegar,
mustard, salt, and pepper;
cover and shake well.
3. Pour dressing over salad;
toss to coat.
120 Calories per serving, 5g
Fat, 4g Fiber.
Pork with
apples Kraut
Makes 4 servings
4 boneless center-cut loin
pork chops, 1/4 pound each,
trimmed of all visible fat
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
pepper, divided
2 teaspoons safflower oil,


divided
3 Golden Delicious apples,
pared, cored, and cut into 1/4
slices
1/4 teaspoon ground cinna-
mon
1 cup sauerkraut, drained
and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
-1. Sprinkle pork with half of
the salt and pepper. In, large
nonstick skillet, heat half of the
oil over medium-high heat. Add
pork; cook3-4 minutes on each
side. Transfer to a plate and
keep warm.
2. Heat remaining oil in hot
skillet; add apples and cinna-
mon. Cook, stirring occasional-
ly, until apples brown, 3-4 min-
utes. Add sauerkraut, caraway
seeds, and remaining salt and
pepper; cook, stirring occa-
sionally, until sauerkraut
browns, 2-3 minutes. Serve
with pork.
241 Calories per serving, 9g
Fat, 3g Fiber.


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Special to INI/Florida Archives
The bridge over the Caloosahatchee River, in LaBelle, in the early days until the arched
bridge was built, was a turn bridge that required the operator to turn a crank to turn the
bridge to let the boats through.

Growing up big in LaBelle


As told to MaryAnn Morris.
"People only did washing
once a week. It was a lot of work
to get out the big wash boiler pot,
fill it with water, and heat it up
over the fire or on the stove! But
then, people didn't have so many
clothes. Houses didn't even have
closets. Just hooks or nails in the
walls. There were sometimes
hooks in the head of the beds to
hang clothes at night. I had one of
those beds at one time. It's now in
the museum here in town.
"We had a city jail at one time,
located in Goodno Park that was
all made out of corrugated tin.
The concrete foundation is still
visible. That's what they used until
the courthouse was built. When it
wasn't in use any more, my dad
bought it, moved it and fixed it up
and we lived there until they got a
house from the Sears Mill. Momn
lived in that house from 1936 until
1993. It's still there at the corner of
Fort Thompson Avenue and
Riverview Street South.
"Some things here go way
back. Devil,s Garden Road it's
now renamed Cowboy Way -
was an old Indian trail that came
through and went down toward
the reservation to a small com-
munity called Devil's Garden. My
granddad was a real loner. He
lived down there several years
and when he needed things, he
would come into town in his
Model A. Another funny name is
"Monkey Town," the preferred
story on that name is that there


CLEWISTON In honor of
National Diabetes Month in
November, Hampton Chrysler
DodgeJeep will contribute $1 for
every Chrysler, Jeep(r) and
Dodge vehicle sold to the lacocca
Foundation's JoinLeeNow
(www.JoinLeeNow.org)
fundraising campaign to raise
money for diabetes research. This
partnership will run through the
end of 2006.
"Diabetes strikes all demo-
graphics, from those living in
Clewiston, nationally and around
the world," said Dennis Hampton
of Hampton Chrysler Dodge Jeep.
"We are proud to donate $1 for
every Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge
vehicle sold, to do our part to help
this great cause and find a cure for
those suffering from this devastat-
ing disease."
Hampton Chrysler DodgeJeep
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for diabetes, a disease that kills
more than 200,000 people in the
United States annually and causes
health complications including


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JoinLeeNow initiative is half way
to reaching its goal of funding a
clinical trial for a potential cure for
type 1 diabetes, a treatment that
has been found to successfully
cure diabetes in mice.
"I promised my late wife that I
would help to find a cure for type
I diabetes in my lifetime. I feel like
we are finally close. I'm very
grateful for everything Hampton
Chrysler DodgeJeep is doing to
help us reach our goal," said Lee
Iacocca, Chairman of the lacocca
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Launched in August of 2004,
JoinLeeNow has raised six of the
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a clinical trial at Massachusetts
General Hospital that will be con-
ducted by Dr. David Nathan and
Dr. Denise Faustman. The first
phase of the clinical trial program
will test a potential cure for type 1
diabetes.
In type 1 diabetes, the immune
system attacks the islet cells of the


pancreas, which are the cells in
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Creating a Florida friendly yard


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
"After the Sears Mill closed, my dad bought this house and
moved it up to LaBelle. We added a front and back porch
and it's still here, at the corner of Riverside Street South
and Fort Thompson Avenue." Lynda Rider.


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history





was a juke joint there where the
cowboys would go and get all
drunk on the weekends and be
staggering around. People said
they acted like a bunch of mon-


keys and so, they called it Monkey
Town. (Credit for this version is
given to Gran'ma Forrey.)
"Before they built the arched
bridge, there was an old crank
bridge across the river. Boats
would have to blow their horns
three times for the bridge tender
to open the bridge. When the
horns would blow, every kid in
earshot would run for the
bridge to ride around on the
end of the bridge and wave at
all the people on the boats. We
thought we were so big on that
bridge, seeing how the people
on the boats lived. But that was
a long time ago.


By Ed Ayen, Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods
What is a "Florida Friendly
Yard"? A Florida Friendly Yard is
an approach that recognizes the
home landscape as part of a
larger natural system. This does
not necessarily mean creating a
"wild-looking" yard, but it does
mean creating a landscape that
is more of an environmental
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installed and maintained proper-
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mentally sustainable and protect
natural resources.
Plan first, plant last. In a Flori-
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landscaping protects the envi-
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preventing erosion, filtering pol-
lutants and reducing harmful
runoff. Other considerations
include aesthetics, improving
the resale value of a home, noise
reduction, climate control and
wildlife habitat.
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your property. Do you need a
play area for children-or a party
area? How about a vegetable


garden? Maybe you just want to
enjoy looking at a pleasing yard
without time consuming or cost-
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and note any special conditions.
Take into account sunny and
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ing sprinkler system. Sketch in
the activity areas and specific
areas for birds and butterflies. If
you live on the water consider
putting in a buffer zone of 10 to
25 feet for pollution control.
Next, add to your sketch
where you want trees, shrubs,
groundcovers and flowering
plants. Remember to keep plants
away from buildings to allow for
growth and ease of building
maintenance. Group plants for
more efficient irrigation.


Research your irrigation
needs to determine which sort
of system, if any, will be
installed. If native drought resist-
ant trees and plants are used,
your irrigation needs may be
considerably reduced along with
fertilize and pesticide usages.
Buy quality plants and install
them properly leaving enough
space for each plant to grow to
maturity.
Once your Florida Friendly
Yard is established remember to
maintain it by watering efficient-
ly, fertilizing appropriately and
controlling yard pests responsi-
bly.
This is the second in a series
of articles I will be writing on the
new area program called Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods. The
program is being implemented
through your local county exten-
sion service in Highlands, Okee-
chobee and Glades County and
is partially funded from Clean
Water Act Section 319 funding
from the U. S. EPA through the
Florida Department of Environ-
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is subject to publisher's (Requires FL Class B CDL)
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Newspapers' style and are Ful.-Time 205 $25,272 ann.
restricted to their proper EmpIo ent -
classifications. Some classi- e 2 (Requires 4 yrs exp./65 cwpm)
fled categories require Medical 210
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Share a ride 115 Sales 230
Card of Trihanks 120 Crime Scene Investigator
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Lost 135 (must pass C.S. exam)
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Garage, Yard Sale 145 $600 WEEKLY Working
Personals 150 through the government part- Unless stated: All positions open until filled
Special Notices 155 time. No Experience. A lot of Valid Employment Applications
900 Numbers 160 0 p p o r t u n i t i eS.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14. must be submitted to:
Aucion 010 ICity of Belle Glade
Alico, Inc. Human Resources Department
Auction 347+/- acres f is now taking 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W.
feared divided, Early County, applications fr the Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
GA. Excellent farm & hunting following positions: Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
land. Thursday, December
15, 2:00pm. Rowell Auc- Mechanic
tions, Inc. (800)323-8388 Excavator Operator
www.rowellauctions.com orator
10% BP GAL AU-C002594. Loader Operator
Grader Operators
GIGANTIC 2-DAY Auction De- Grader Operators
cember 1 & 2,A2005 Mont- tDLOperaors
gomery, AL. Dumps, truck' Experienced Tractor
tractors, skidders, feller Drivers The GEO Group, Inc,
bunchers, log loaders, farm Laborers
tractors, crawler loaders &
tractors, motor graders &
scrapers, rubber tired load- Please apply at our PSYCH OLO GICA L
ers, excavators, backhoes. main office:SPECIALIST
J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc. 640 S. Main St. SPECIA.L IST
(334)264-3265. Bryant LaBelle
odALLic #1137 DFWR EOE Needed at South Bay Correctional.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner Mental health Masters degree re-
in the declassified ATTENTION DRIVERS
Now hiring qualified drivers quired. 4 day week, salary 35K +
for Central Florida Local & comprehensive benefit package.
National OTR positions. i fr p i
FOUND ATV in Hendry County. Food grade tanker, no hazmat, Supervision for licensure provided.
Contact Hendry Sheriffs De- no pumps, great benefits,
apartment 674-4630 Ask for competitive pay & new
Agriculture Investigator equipment. Need 2 years exp. THE GEO GROUP
PIT MIX DOG young female, foryour opportunity today. outhBay Correctional Facility
light tan. Very gentle. Found 800-741-7950 600 US Highway 27 South
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify. CDLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS South Bay, FL 33493
(239)657-2605 .60 CPM SOLOS .34 CPMPhone:(561)992-9505
100%'DROP & HOOK Phone: (561)992-9505
SMALL DOG- Terrier type, HEALTH BENEFITS AS- Fax: (561)829-1902
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
to identify (863)763-4333 QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR EOE, M/F/V/H
| 3HAZMAT & DOUBLES ............
(321)202-4406.
BEAGLE PUPPY- Female, Ap- DENTAL ASSISTANT
prox. 16 wks old, Vic. SW of Full Time
Oak Park.(863)634-2471 Certification or expanded
CHIHUAHUA, Tan, "Ringo". duties pref. Bilingual
Lost in vic. of Tabit Rd. in Belle English/Spanish pref.
Glade on 10/30. Missed dearly Competitive salary & The GEO Group, Inc.
Reward. (561)99&62789 excellent benefits.
RED CURR DOGS (2) Lost in Apply at FL Community The GEO Group, Inc.
Ft. Drum Area. Reward! Please Health centers, 315 A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
call (863)763-0466 South W.C. Owen Ave,
REDISH HUNTING DOG- fe- Clewiston, FL, or OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
male, w/notch in ear. Orange fax resume to FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old (863)983-9604.
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward EOE/DFWP *CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
Y l es 0145 Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI- MOORE HAVEN
FlED DRIVERS for Central A V
Florida Local & National OTR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
positions. Food grade tanker, 1990 East SR 78NW
no hazmat, no pumps, great Moore Haven, FL 33471
AI Benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2 Phone 868-946-2420
LARGE GARAGE SALE years experience. Call By-
113 Sugarland Circle num Transport for your op- Fax 863-946-2487
8a.m.-12 p.m. portunity today.
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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

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN
Clewiston, Florida
Performs broad range of work involving installation, repair and
maintenance of electrical and electronic components of District
buildings, equipment and machinery, following electrical code,
manuals, specifications, schematic diagrams and blueprints.
As resident electrical expert, trains electrical personnel in new
electrical advances, National Electrical Code updates and inter-
pretations, and technical direction. Overtime will be required
based on weather and/or environmental conditions. Due to the
District's response role before, during, and after major storm
events and in the total scope of emergency management, this
position may be, at times, required to provide work support be-
fore, during, and after major storm events and emergency
situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies.
Associates degree In Electronic Technology or High School di-
ploma and vocational training (apprentice) to qualify as a Jour-
neyman Electriclan. Seven(7) years experience, including
two(2) years as a Journeyman Electrician. Valid Florida CDL
(Class B) license, Licensed Journeyman Electrician. First aid
and CPR certifications by American Red Cross. Job Reference
#206010.
Please visit our webslte for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
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SOCIAL SERVICES
AIDS Prog. seeks Case Workers for our Belle Glade
Office. Provide assessment, referral, linkage &
suppt. svc. to HIV clients. Req. BSW or equivalent
degree, exp in medical, HIV, addictions or related
fields; bi-lingual (Creole); Valid FL driver's lic,,
auto ins. & reliable auto. Exc. bene. pck., competi-
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AIDS Program seeks Prog. Specialist for our Belle
Glade Office. Responsible for providing complete dept.
clerical suppt. Req. HS Grad. or GED; 1 2 years gen-
eral clerical exp; Bi-lingual (Creole); exp. w/medical
records or related field; PC proficient & produce vari-
ous computer generated rpts. Exc. bene. pck., com-
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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
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Available. Refrigerated Now
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*3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
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Welcome. Requirements:
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ENTHUSIASTIC & FRIENDLY
HAIRDRESSERS NEEDED
2 positions available.
Please contact Julie at
(863)983-2887
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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FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
Run a propane floor buffer
machine, sweep & mop.
$10.00 per hr. P/T mornings.
18-30 hours per week. Work
* for solid 30 year old company.
Must be dependable & reliable.
Call for Appt. 352-564-2025
or
1-800-236-9398
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046

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

863-467-8150



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
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus. Base plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.
PRESS OPERATOR News-
King experience preferred.
Benefits'- group health, va-
cation/sick time and holi-
days. E-mail
belderton@nsb-observ-
er.com, fax (386)424-9858,
Publisher, Observer Newspa-
pers, P.O. Box 10, New
Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.

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
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Call TODAY for an interview
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DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us




ARRESTED INJURED Need a
Lawyer? All Criminal De-
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WATER TREATMENT CO.
Needs Outside Sales
Person.
Spanish speaking a must.
Pay, Allowances & Gas.
(863)983-1341 or 599-5900.



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Health Support Technician
Position #64001432
Work location: Clewiston, FL
Apply online at:
https://peoplefirst.myflori-
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Click on: LEE County and look
under Medicine and dentistry
MRI Tech needed for
MRI only center.
Competitive pay and
benefits. No call or
weekends. MRI
Registry a plus but
not necessary. Call
239-470-2829
for information.



IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS

OKEECHOBEE
AREA

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

CLEWISTON

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

BELLE GLADE/
MOORE HAVEN/
CLEWISTON

1 Full Time
Merchandiser

Weekends &
Holidays ONLY
(PT. Positions)
Supermarket
exp. A plus
Car Allowance
Residents of
these areas a +

Call: 1-800-432-0626
Ext. 212
For Immediate
Interviews
NEEDED- House & yard clean-
ing (some light landscape
help) before December 8.
Call Jeri (863)634-6056.



OFFICE MANAGER/MEDICAL
ASSIST.- I am looking, for
F/T employment. Exp. in
Medical Secretarial, Front &
back office. Need work
ASAP (561)261-6166


GOLF BUSINESS, play lots of
golf, play better golf, play the
best courses, help others
through charities, earn an
awesome income. Call 24/7
(800)709-4684.
What is the "Ideal Sales Job"?
Leads given! Viable business
for next 100 years! Residual
income! No investment! Your
business! Your hours!
80k-120k! Call us:
(888)287-6033 ext. 302
www.merchantcoopera-
tive.com.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
DATA ENTRY. Work from any-
where. Flexible Hours. Per-
sonal Computer Required.
Excellent Career Opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only.
(800)344-9636 Ext. 499.
Services




Ba *bysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.



SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.



COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER, Complete sys-
tem wall accessories &
games. $100. (561)261-1658


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977


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




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment '
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps,,Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets,- Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tojs & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
- 120V & 220V, Some w/ heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
will separate. (772)971-9474
Antiues 051

ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Ave J &1st St. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
Burning, Excellent condition.
$300. (863)675-4858
FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)697-2033
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
(863)675-4858


ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
(863)357-0125
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
white, Heavy duty. $200 for
both or will separate.
(863)763-5084


SCHWINN, 26" Cruiser,
w/tank, rack, green, rides
good, exc. cond., $100.
(856)358-8625
SCHWINN, 26" twin Tandem,
built for two, rides good, exc.
cond., $275. (856)358-8625



ALL STEEL BLDGS! UP TO
50% OFF!! Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to 100x200! Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
SLIDING GLASS DOORS


FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous Items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
(863)763-9135
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware. complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til-
ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old)
$250, Set of Aluminum Cook-
ware $30. (863)675-2992
MATTRESS COVER- Tempur-
pedic, King size, Good cond
d $600. Asking $300.
(863)763-8'115 or 824-2607
MINI BLINDS (40) Like new,
various sizes. $50 for all, will
separate. (772)971-9474
PROPANE GAS TANK- 100 gal
with gauge. $100.
(863)674-0098


COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981



ASSORTED FABRICS box
filled with designer fabric
samples $20
(863)675-5981
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135


CHINA CABINET antique,
solid oak w/ burlwood doors,
72"t, 72"w. Beveled glass drs
$400 neg. (863)357-1741
CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150
(772)597-2470
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$200 or best offer
(863)824-3319
DINNING ROOM TABLE w/6
chairs, Coffee Table, Desk &
China Cabinet $295. for all,
will sep. (863)675-2992
LIVING ROOM GROUP sea-
foam green, sofa, lov seat,
clb chair and lounger w/2
lamps $400 (863)801-1428
OAK TABLE Custom made,
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back
oak chairs in very good cond.
$350 (863)763-2458
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$150. (863)357-2110
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
(239)340-8503
SOFA, Blue & Tan Stripped. &
GLIDER CHAIR, Blue & White.
Great shape. $125. for both,
will sep. (863)632-9166
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


COMPLETE HANDGUN &
LONG GUN REFERENCE LI-
BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
gage, Deer Gun w/scope.-
365. (863)467-7838



EXERCISE BIKE: Sears, Life
Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Ergometer. $50.
(863)763-0691
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
(863)357-0125
GAZELLE $35 or best offer
(863)357-1741


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
lOOyr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee


BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9526 or
(863)763-9527 "
SAVE ON PRESCRIPTION
MEDICINES! Up to 90% dis-
count! Patent. Generic. OTCs
too. Reliable. Safe. Easy.
Fast! Order via Internet. CC
payment. US Postal Service
delivery, www.phar-
mamx.com.


CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
separate (863)697-9704.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just don't use any-
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message


PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
TENNESSEE FAINTING
GOATS- $70 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
area.


Purple Martin Houses from
www.SKMFG.com are now
available at the World's Larg-
est Retailer in Pet Depart-
ment, $19.97, for a store
near you, call
(800)764-8688.



DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.
MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition, $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings


COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500, (863)634-6483
PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks
on 11/24. Rare colors. $250
for males & $300 for females.
Will deliver. (863)983-5597
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or
best offer (863)447-0965.
YORKIPOO PUPS- Adorable
Teddy Bears. $600 cash
only. (863)357-0037
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.


ROLLING TRIPOD for video
camera. Great for weddings &
birthdays. $25
,(863)357-3639



BATHROOM SINK 30" w/
base & faucet. New. $100
(863)675-1634
Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi-
net w/light, Sink & Base, Toilet
& Seat, Water Heater, 220 volt.
New! $450. (937)418-7005



HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
son 51x82 inches New heater
elements $1500/neg.
(863)467-0071 before 8 pm
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751
HOT TUB- Like new, Seats 4,
Cover included. $1000 or
best offer (863)532-9289


BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779



RCA 27" color TV, will need
antenna. Remote & manual in-
cluded. $75 cash.
(863)675-4970 Iv msg
SANYO 25" color. Works
fine. Replaced w/ a newer
model. $125 (863)357-6799


AIR COMPRESSOR, $50.
(863)675-2992
SETTING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
$75 (863)674-0539.

Agriculture



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




D4 CAT BULLDOZER '69
model. Needs crank. All there.
$1300 (863)357-3981


APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
BLUE ROAN TWH GELDING,
12 yrs, old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8am


This wooden wheelbarrow
planter is perfect for the
porch or patio, or even
indoors. To build, simply
trace the full-size patterns
onto wood, cut the pieces out,
assemble and finish. The
planter is about 40 in. long by
10 in. wide by 15 in. tall.
Wheelbarrow Planter plan
(No. 879)... $9.95
Planters Package
3 plans incl. 879
(No. C128)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
an nd with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


SAGO PALMS
2 FOR $40. Growing in 7 gal
containers. 36"x36". Located
in Pioneer Plantation, Hendry
County Cert#47223641
(954)-966-2041


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



1,2 & 3 BEDROOMS
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.


MOOREHAVEN: Newly remod-
eled, 2 BR MH. on quiet street.
Large lot. $560. mo. 1st, last
& sec. dep. (863)509-3072


Beautiful one acre of land for
rent. Perfect for mobile
home. Property off Baker
Hwy., Moore Haven. Monthly
rental $275. Call bet.
10am-8pm. (561)686-2166


ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 10701
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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


DUPLEXES & 4br, 2ba Houses
for sale on NE 20th St. in Belle
Glades. Call (561)996-4524
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup &A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


MONTURA RANCHES- 5 acres
(Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots.
Ideal for extended family.
2V/2ac, $80K. 1% ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
condition. For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
PORTLaBelle:Unit4,3/2,
Newly renovated, nearschls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


2000-3000 ft Have occupa-
tional license. Okeechoobe/Vi-
cinity; Cash Ft. Pierce.
772-465-4489

Mobile Homes



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



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


PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


Citrus, Woods,
creek, Dev. Potential,
255 a/c Hardee Co.,
125 a/c Hills Co.
www.maryadsit.com
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor.
(863)285-7118


MOOREHAVEN 1/4 acre home
site. Quiet street. Water/Sew-
er/Elec. MH Ready/build home.
$22,500. (863)509-3072



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
(800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalifes-
tyle.info.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com
ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.
GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
2. Lake View Bargains! Wa-
ter access from $34,900 w/
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Sat & Sun
12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre-
construction savings on
beautifully wooded parcels at
34,000 acre lake in Tennes-
see. Enjoy unlimited water
recreation. Surrounded by
state forest. Lakefront
available. Excellent financing!
Call now (800)704-3154 x
701.
NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on
mountain top, unfinished in-
side, view, trees, waterfall & .
large public lake nearby, no
traffic, $89,900 owner
(8 6 6) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com
NEW MEXICO -16 acres
$24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
financing Call
(914)232-5100.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253
OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT
Private community on the
TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2
hours to Nashville. Spec-
tacular views of Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acres from the
$40s. New to Market. Call
(866)339-4966.
OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN
RETREAT Spectacular gated
riverfront mountain commu-
nity near Asheville, NC. 1-8
acre building sites from the
$60s. Borders National For-
est. Community lodge & river
walk. Call (866)292-5762.
TN WEEKEND RETREAT
ACREAGE New lake commu-
nity close to Chattanooga &
Knoxville. Limited number of
private boat slips. Commu-
nity lake access and
amenities. 1/2 + acres from
$40K. Call (866)292-5769.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy com.



COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Needed in Clewiston: Fenced
/ Open Storage / Office / Ware-
house. Call 863-441-4748
Investor will pay all cash for
hurricane damaged houses.
Moorehaven & LaBelle areas
(863)675-4858
TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800
WANTED To Buy Singlewide
MH w/storage building


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, December .1, 2005


Job
Information








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, December 1, 2005


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Sell I

Luan B.
SWalker

863-677-1010

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today.


Ask Us About
Our New
Talking
House.!


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home 'rnpromneent .ind Lcurnenience
store o- 2 .,r'.e; n I ronir3a Ranch. .
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for your nrj5, homerr l ialne to help Vou
throughiuii rir: t .uildiin prc.ce:5.
$59,900 MluAu- 2'lS I ? :
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location I,.' i.- from rine Cor'e
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pdace Siainle.:_ Stil appitanes laIge
tedrodims i/.Ell in rlui-LS Beautifl
hume lor onlr S $134.900
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info.
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bAllh iobile hole -oiin 'i .creC l.Ca-d
at ihe end nf the str-eil or privacy COalk
and pine creek P.Ilu: i s to apprec-Lu t
S139,900 Pictures and more infiwma
lionr, on reallc.r corn M 2LS 'S 144 39
Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


Deal Fell Through
"bs '-hl 'ly f j' MH uilth
nmari, upra Olidjloernents
B"on 1 '11, I,. 'f l..l- s Lthe land
I 21) c I 109.9k


Nee Lijng
[[1 : t -2k NDiNn ch
New Listing
Sdr:drrom ? Bath oni comrmencral
1t WHAT A DEALFlI51699K
Country LivJng a!t s Besbll!
Sk r. ,,.L.ifatil ed Home on I 25
Lre-. ut Vell .andscaoeu d Property
'I Mouituia Ranch Estales lor ONLY
S i 63b9k
For Rent!RN"1 Di i L dc
"i ir Ladeca
huiricane Blow Out Sale Bring All
QOffrs Ludy's Place
lEs;taI.II oi' & B.6 r ,' ud ln
arn') I !ph rF. A Dool laliess f-or
ONL S260K!"
Just Red 34tBK
BEAUTIFUl ,ij-nYflOT WOW!!!
1 2, .1ei 0 0 .1 Or MaNonura
3an.-h ma3ts
Gr-e8a I
G 2ea% L of
Potential ror only eNK
N'ou want country Iivin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
acres bring all offers
Industrial Lot Available
Call for details
2 Montura Lots AAailable
One on paved road and one w/
well, septic Cleared and Ready to
gol Call for details.


Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2 5
acres nestled in the pines In LaDeca
Choose whether to sit on the covered
porch or %walk out to the B B.Que area
and gaze at the pond Lhiing room
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen
is HUGE Ready to move Into Seller
says "we'll even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long $S199.900.00
One or a kind_ 3 bedroom 2 5 bath
home on Del Monte Almost 3500
sq ft under air Caged pool & Spa
with podside kitchen Separate
office building with half barh Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home Too many extras to list
Photos & info on realtor.com
ML5#200521924.
Qwne.Lrays .maykaLiJ'e
2 5 Acres on I I th Street
Secluded lot with lots of trees
Only S79K
Mo_qre .HavnAJyeG rjarcden
7 Lots Available Nevw
Construction in Growing Area
Build Your Dream Home Here!-
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #I 5, on
the pond @562K
Thatcher Blvd. near the riser
@568 000 00
Thatcher Blvd.. Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
SS8 500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@S60K each


1I Great Location' 3bd.2ba CBS
Home Located just Block From
Roland Martins Marin. Fenced -n
Back Yard Tiled Tihroughoul
Polenllal for a lth Bedrooi. Bring ll
Offers' 209.91,
21 WVenura.2 bd-.ba Home in
Brand New Condmion and Readv to
Move in Hard wood Flowrs IN-c.
Appliances. 8ft Prifriy -ence
Surrounding Big Ba.r Yafi Dori't
Miss Out On Ihis Great Deal' 9.
3) Reduced For Quick Sale I 09
Acres 2bd/2ba MH in M RE 'alkirnc
Distance From Mary LOul'r St"re
Pnce Peduced Io n60i
41New Listing' 3bd.2ba f.IH 1 MRE
on 1 25 Ac Land i- Cleared With
Beautiful Pines Home I- Very
Spacious itih Great HC-,rPlair Place
is Immnaculate' S108 Sk
S)Montura Trac i ?S Ac S
Palomino St Buildable LoL Great
Investment Opportuniy 39 SK

Ashley
P. Wood


228-1132


MOORE HAVENJ rACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublevide in rni:e 55+
community offered @ 5 174,900
CLEWISTOri F TFALU ING
HOLISE Ew ilaif ll s Del Rio
3/2. pool. UU/ gUnany extras
great location n offered t S259


Harlem! 3'.? inobile home v iLh
shod fenced yard patio and a fire-
plae *1559900.00
Bnng your animals! 1995 Honies ofI
MeN, DIBLDaE MH ii MNorurm. 3,'? un
i ?5 aces itid lutS ol tres and storage
'.ce G $139,900.00
New Lusting r e'ttc in f.ltcre
HaveI spajuL .' 04,o00o0
READY TO MOVE In MPE 3 *2
EJBtWIDF ON 1 '5 EeauiufulA "reT, ..'
s$119,9q00.00
New Listing! 3.2 Homes of Merit
DELWDE on a manrniiacde la.e


Jerry W.
Smith

561.261-3444

30 acres of nature and JDuJs n
La-.a. S 755,L)0 00
5 V.,ooded1 aMes nt LdeAIa si 15.LowOO
Call me ortak-cant iand Lots acreage
New Listing! 3./ on I 25 Acres
v.ith Carport & Screened Porch
Fenced 3 0B $114,999
Recently Reduced Beadciu i ,2P/A
itnanuratuextd hnme on I 00 ao' s in4
NMok.ira f' e r. flo- plan .irh fireplace
majes di listing a mustee.T'$S 107,325
New Lstings 2.2 mobile home in
Moore Haven. Nice yard big
shaded cak tree Concrete udrewway
& ftnLed Minutes from boat
ramps & Lake Okeechobee.
Asking 79 900.00


m J.

Ilker

17-10N.


Montura Tracts. I List, Show anc
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call Fo
Information or AppointmentI
Need a Building? We have
1 2.Si sq fIt Engineered Stee
Buillding on 5 Ac Offered @ $2151
Tower Lakes! OBLWDE 3/2 178;
Sq Ft Liberty Home On a Larg
Fenced Corner Lot with LakefronI
P $94.9k


Enrique
Acosta

305.506-5876
Se Eablia Espoml

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nic
Kepil.Manv Fruit Trees,Nevw A/C
Horseshoe Acres @ S14Sk
Dell Fell Through' Holiday Isle
3bd,'2ba MiH, public sater
seer available investors wari
ed S49.900

Fenced nev. septic @ 51 39 900
I 25 acre IMPROVED FREE horn
with purchase of land, single.
v.,de MH offered .,* 579 900
Pioneer Plantauion!"! 2.5 acre
owI' @ S89.900
Back on Market New home. ser
well kept. 3BD,2BA, I ca
garage on big lot. Hurry-Won'
ast' S 199 9k


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Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

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Ann Donohue 228-0221
David Rister 634-2157



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I )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.
1 5.000 per ac
Pictures & more on
realtor com MLS#
200520411
2)Pioneer Planation 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 S35,000
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
$ I 34,900 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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11 C. REAL EST'A'VE BROKER
5;? s F-, % a Clarland 1--Iwy,, Clewiston. FL
(863) 98385553
After ftours Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228-1562
MiguA A. Santana (863) 228 4314 Espanol
Macjqie Santana (863) 228-4314


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3 Cuartos, 2 Banos,
Traila Doble Nueva Lis-
tas para ser occupadas.
Eston localizades en 1/2
acre de propidad. Entre
en medio de LaBelle y
Immokalee. Llamme al
(863)673-2575.

3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe-
cialmente, para las victi-
mas dl Huracan.
$29,900 se accept el
program de FEMA y
agenclas de seguro. Lla-
menes al
863-673-2575.
J & S FISHCAMP- 48ft, 2br,
1ba, furnished, $9000 or
best offer (561)459-9766

Mas de 40 trails san-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y baja pago de Mensu-
aledad. Llamme para
mas information.
(863)673-2575.
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13,3BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd.
Priced to sell @ $108,500.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
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


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen, Recreation
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere. ________
STANTON HOMES IT
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda Boats 3005
1-800-330-8106 Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miacellaneous 3025
RENT TO OWN Motorcycles 3030
Buy Here Pay Here Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106 Ij i i i l
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
& OLDEST DEALER Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
VOLUME PRICING 470 continental, runs gdod,
STANTON HOMES $8200 (863)946-3857
800-330-6266
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Time to clean out the Outboard Motor. Motor needs
attic, basement and/or work.. $400 or best offer.
garage? Advertise (863)634-8519
your yard sale in the BOAT new motor, good
classified and make shape w/fishing equipment
your clean up a breeze! $1500 (863)467-9358


CISC RAFT8225cainDODGE- lass C ole moel 'Automobiles
CRIS GRAFT '82- 25'cabin DODGE -Class C, older model, NEWMAR, '97, Country Star OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU- DODGE RAM XTL,'00, diesel,
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, In- new radials, brakes & tune up. Fifth Wheel, 34' wide body, 2 PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted, long bed, fifth wheel hitch,
board V8. Only in fresh water. Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500 slides, rubber roof, polar in- sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S, $14,000. (419)343-4923
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406 (863)467-8186/946-1331 station, queen sz. bed, .. P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651 FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97, LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carry w/new matt no pets,0 n PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988, headache bar, bumper, tow
21' Suntracker, Merc 50hp, case, excellent condition, $38 smkg. env., $22,000. Automobiles 4005
very low hrs., Signatre Se, or best offer (863)675-2596 (419)343-4923 Autos Wanted 4010 Needs work. $250 or best bar, $800 or best offer
very low rs., Signature Seores er( Classic Cars 4015 offer. (863)467-8856 (863)697-9704.
$8900. (863)763-0944 TITAN '84- 31ft, motorhome, Reading a newspaper Commercial Trucks 4020 PONTIAC Parissanne seat Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
LOWE-14' Aluminum Cover 76K ml, near new tires, 5.5 helps you understand Construction covers new, good paint tires bed, $1000 or best offer.
E- Alumi r, KW aux gn, less than 100 the world around you. Equipment 4025 ine $800 (863)467-9358 (239)494-2647
Fis35hp Johinder. sonTraioll motor, e hrs, good cond, $9500 Nowonder newspaper Foreign Cars 4030
Fish finder. Trailer New tires. (863)6754543. sh l FORD F150 '95- 44 good
$2000.(352)206-1193 36754543. readers are more suc- Four heel Drive 4035 FORD 1 '95 4x4 good
cessful people! Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 Dri 4 condition, with camper top,
LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft. Partis- Repairs 4045 AMFM, 10 CD changer $5800
w/ trailer. Trolling motor .Pickup Trucks FORD RANGER 1984, 2:8 V6, (863)675-8999
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped. Acc er Ie0 I 2 Sport Uti t0 F 4x4, Runs great, owner pur- GMC 2500 PICKUP,'94, 6.2
$1995 (863)467-7340 Tctorii Trailers 460 chased newer vehicle. Diesel, $3500.
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16. Ft .. .. OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP an ler 407065 $1300. (863)381-0432 866-294-4011
Fiberglass, 50 hp Merc w/trail- Johnson, long-2 shaft, $450 When you want some.
er. Will demonstrate. $850. 8-6---2 --3 t thing sold advertise' in
(863)467-4035 3RD SEAT- for Ford full size thectasseds.
PONTOON BOAT- '92, 18ft, CAMARO-'80, Auto, Runs, van, $45 (863)357-3751.
Sweet Water, for fishing '. GOLDWING'84-Classic. New Needs work, $1750. CAMPER TOP new condition,
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer. ts 2 helmetcInterom/stereo (863)697-3258or634-6601 fits Ranger Flare-side p/u, FORD EXPLORER '92,4 Door,
$3,450 neg.(863)467-4646 (863)467-8186/946-1331 CHEVY CAVALIER-97, 2002 $275 (863)467-8186 or New interior, 4.0, V6 engine:
SAILBOAT- Hoble, 14', A lot of 86Eng., Has new parts. Runs & (863)946-1331 Runs good. Needs trans. Clear
new parts, needs TLC $400 HARLEY DAVIDSONFXRT4 Loks good $1500. TRES)- 265/7516 Truck title 00(863)843-0079
or 0ffer. Call R s634-5m753Askng (863)763-5178 tires, $150 for all,in good TOYOTA LANDCRUISIER
(239)634-4040 I (863)634-5753 shape (863)697-6033 FJ40- '79, New canvas & drs,
SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser, Earn some extra cash. C ROWN VICTORIA- '89, Ruens MISSION- 4x4, needs finishing., New & refurb,
ti n n fr r good. Rebuilt trans. Decent TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo parts $3500.289-278-0484
w/trlr, twin In/outboardfair Sell your used items in shape, $1500 or best offer.' 350, Rebuilt, $350 or best p
condition, $2500 or best of- the classifieds (863)357-1938 offer. (863)467-8856 Need a few more buck,
fer (863)673-6615 !!s e hl es I to purchase something1
STARRACFT 1995 20ft Pon- CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po- u p deer? Pick up some'
STARcRAFT 1995, 20ft Pn-40 h rr h lice packages, 1 runs 1 extra bucks when you
read, no40 hp Merury4500 fish doesn't, clean titles, $2500 CHEVY 4x4-'72 &'85, no mo- sell your used items in
ready(765)610no trailer 500 The mostmp GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5H 1 forboth(239)348-1825. tors, $1000 863-6973895 the classifelds.
(765)610-4494___iii__oyr old, asking $1000
rsR 3I I 20 minutesof your dy (863)763-5535 days DODGE AVENGER ES '95 CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK,'85, l ai
i isthe time spentreading (863)763-1615evenings coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome $8000 or best offer.
CHTEUSPRT198 5 h timsiein~ f rims, sunroof, cd, runs great 866-294-4011 U Y E N
CHATEAU SPORT 1998, E350, wth your dhild from KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM, $2500 w/rims (863)983-7876 UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
52K mls. Great condition, birtn in 65cc, new motor, all new Chevy Cheyenne 1500 1991, wheels & tires. Good condl-
CleanI $25,000. or best offer. birth age nine. parts, runs great $1800/neg. FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd, 4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250, tion. $1300 or best offer.
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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The Glades County Sheriff's Office will be accepting sealed bids
on the following vehicles. These vehicles will be sold on an as is
basis with no warranties implied or expressed. Bids must be
received by December 13, 2005 at 2:00 RM. and shall be mailed
to RO. Box 39, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The sheriff reserves the
right to reject any and/or all bids.

The vehicles will be available for inspection on December 7,
2005 by appointment only. Appointments must be made by con-
tacting Detective Richard Jones at 863-946-1600 Ext. 2109 no
later than December 5, 2005.


Description of Vehicle


Vehicle Identification Number


1997 White in color T-Bird 1FALP6240VH157778
2002 Crown Victoria #286 2FAFP71W62X118730
1991 Chevrolet Corsica 2G1 LT53G7MY195640
1991 Chevrolet Corsica 1 G1LT53G4MY193585
2001 Jeep Cherokee #272 1J4FF48S61L572593
2002 Crown Victoria #269 2FAFP71W4YX199414
1999 Crown Victoria #257 2FAFP71W9XX124514
1997 Crown Victoria #306 2FAFP71W3XX169822
1998 Volkswagen Jetta 3VWPA81 H7WM256072
2000 Crown Victoria #268 2FAFP71 W7YX199407


2000 Crown Victoria #262


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS


2FAFP71W7YX10954


Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., at the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance entitled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN AD VALOREM
TAXATION TO ENCOURAGE ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE
COUNTY BY PANTHER TRACKS A/K/A PRIMATE PRODUCTS, INC., AN EXIST-
ING BUSINESS CONSIDERING EXPANSION; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT
REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE AMOUNT OF REVE-
NUE AVAILABLE FROM AD VALOREM TAX SOURCES FOR THE CURRENT FIS-
CAL YEAR; PROVIDING FOR THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE LOST BY VIRTUE OF
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS CURRENTLY
IN EFFECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED REVENUE LOST ATTRIBUTABLE
TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO PANTHER TRACKS A/K/A PRIMATE PROD-
UCTS, INC. ; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH THE EXEMP-
TION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE
EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY OFTHE EXEMPTION.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nance.
if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on week days between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
W.C. "Bo" Maddox, Chair


100629 CB/CGS 12/1/05


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-174-CP
IN RE:ESTATE OF
'BEVERLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
T i .eiTi -jn .-i ,:r in, F. lilr m, 1 I5'V
EARLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS, deceased,
whose date of death was April 24,
2005, File Number 2005-174 CP, is
L-..-,,5]-,,j ,1-1 i ,: i. n .uel I ']' ',i ','-' ,11-/
pi.,.1U.6r, A ,- i,l.i i.il 1i. 1 ,11 i ip
LaDelle, FL 33975-1760. The names
and address 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-
T,mi,' .J. ), m, i Jr r,.,,-,, ,,j iI C .l'1.
i,, i l,:rr,. I r IN:, m, I
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
- NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
I FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is November 10,2005.
DARRELL PHILLIPS
Personal Representative
SPO. Box 551
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kevin A. Kyle
Attorney fr 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
LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
lic auction on December 14, at 8:00
a.m. at Affordable Towing, 2190 NW
"i.16th St., Belle Glade:, FL:
2005 CheW 4 dr
VIN #1G1ZS52F35F254735
100370 CGS 12/1/05

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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
vs.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, etal,t
Defendant(s)

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
ty .p,,r ,,iniri. ,
i.i juaiijrT','ii i'O-wlt:
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 1h/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 27,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, subject to an
easement for ingress, egress; and
utilities over and across the East 30
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 Dixe Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
98883 CGS 11/24;12/1/05

MEETING NOTICE
PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE
OFTHE
Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Beard, Inc.
Region 24
Please Note: The November 9th
meeting was canceled
Date: Wed., December 14,2005
Time: 2p.m. ,
Place: Career and Service Center
of Southwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Into.: Mary Anne Plake
239-992-8000 Ext.229
99740 COS 12/1/05

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another man's treas-
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In the classified.


MEETING NOTICE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT BOARD, INC.
REGION 24
Please Note: The November 9th
meeting was canceled
Date: Wed., December14, 2005
Time:. 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service Center
of Southwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, FL33916
Info: Benita Richards
239-992-8000 Ext. 240
93386 CGS 10/27/05

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at
7 p.m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
Montura Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to transact
any and all business which may
come before the Board. If a person
decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with re-
spect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or bearing herein
referred he or she may need to in-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based.
99910 CGS 12/1/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendrty Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, December 8th, at 12:30 p.m. in
the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center, 500 West Sug-
ariand Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
97886 CGS 12/1/05
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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-
tridt, 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, Flonda. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
after the specified day and time will not be opened. The bids must be sealed and
the envelope clearly marked "SEALED BID-REAL PROPERTY" The subject land is
generally described as follows:
1.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 5750 Montura Ranch Estates;
2.1.09 acre lot-Lot 11, Block 33, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision;
3.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 4336 Montura Ranch Estates.
The minimum bid for individual parcels 1-3 inclusive is $45 000,00,
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland Ill Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is $60 000 00
5. 2.5 acres located atTr 4326 Montura Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for parcel 5 Is $90 000 00
Detailed descriptions and further information regarding the lands for sale may be ob-
tained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary for the District or Doug Doherty,
Manager for the District at (863) 983-5797, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Montura
Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
All bids shall be open and read aloud at the Districts regular meeting to be held on
December 7,2005 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at the Montura Estates Club House
located at 255 North Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida All bidders are wel-
come to attend. The bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26,
2006.
The District reserves the rilantf orelect any or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
91090 CGS 10/10,27;11/3,10,17,24;12/1/05

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CE060275
STA 5 MONITORING AND TELEMETRY, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Monday, January 9, 2006 for The
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 5 Monitoring and Telemetry Project. This pro-
ject includes furnishing, installing and testing the monitoring and telemetry equip-
ment for nine existing structures within STA 5. Slide Gate Structures G-343A-H
and Seepage Pump Station G-349C0 will be modified to include individual MOS-
CAD telemetry assemblies for the remote control operation and monitoring of
each structure. In addition, four water sampler assemblies, four In-bank head wa-
ter stilling wells and four In-bank tail water stilling wells will be furnished and in-
stalled as part of the construction proposed with this contract. Automating these
structures is expected to significantly reduce the amount of staff time necessary
for the continual operation and maintenance of STA 5, and provide expeditious
and continuous remote control of the structures by the District's Control Room.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2005
at 10:00 a.m. at the S'5A Office Building, 20700 State Road 80, Loxahatchee, FL.
For directions call (561) 791-4190. A site visit will inimediately follow. Bidders
are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attendll
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Requestfor Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RF8 by purchasing a set for
$58.00 at the above address, or by calling. (561) 682-6391, or by calling the
24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5200. The public is invited to attend the bid
opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
web site -www.sfwmd.gov.
100677 CGS 12/1/05


Al-rsk children in Pahokee will
colirinu- 10o have before- and after-
schr,:'ol care program thanks to a
fundirig agreement of $158,927
appro\ ed by Commissioner Tony
MlasilotI at the Nov. 15 Board of
r'Ourir Ceommissioner's meeting.
Thi-s landing agreement will
allox the city to provide recre-
ari,:,riol ,opportunities such as a
youth summer program, leisure
and life skills training as well as
tutoring. The program will be
managed by their Parks and


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on December 19, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage ofthe ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-11


Recreation Department and tar-
gets. children of farm workers
who work early in the morning,
until late at night. Also included in
the program is a "drop-in" center
for seniors who participate in arts,
crafts and social activities.
"It's important to me that our
children and elderly are not left to
fend for themselves," noted Com-
missioner Masilotti. "We need
more of these types of programs
and I applaud Pahokee for imple-
menting it," he added.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on December 19, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-13


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO WATER AND IRRIGATION CONSERVATION MEAS- FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 102, SITE DESIGN AND IMPROVEMENT STAN-
URES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 74 (UTILITIES); PROVID- DARDS OF THE CITY CODE; DELETING ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 102 ENTITLED
ING FOR DELETION OF CHAPTER 74, ARTICLE II, ENTITLED "CONSERVATION' "LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS" IN ITS ENTIRETY; ENACTING A NEW ARTICLE
IN ITS ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW CHAPTER 74, AR- IV OF CHAPTER 102, ENTITLED 'LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS";
TICLE II, ENTITLED "WATER AND IRRIGATION CONSERVATION'; ENACTING A PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR
NEW SECTION 74-41, DEFINITIONS; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-42, AP- APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR LANDCLEARING AND MODIFICATION; PRO-
PLICATION; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-43, IMPLEMENTION; ENACTING A VIDING FOR GENERAL LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR MINI-
NEW SECTION 74-44, ENFORCEMENT; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-45, RE- MUM LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS FOR ZONING DISTRICTS;, PROVIDING FOR
STRICTIONS; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-46, ULTRALOW VOLUME FIX- LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND PLANTING PLAN; PROVIDING FOR OFF-STREET
TURE REQUIRED; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-47 EXEMPTIONS; ENACTING PARKING AREAS; PROVIDING FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE; PROVIDING
A NEW SECTION 74-48, VARIANCE RELIEF; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF FOR BUFFERS FOR MULTIFAMILY, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL DEVEL-
LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR OPMENT; PROVIDING FOR PERMIT PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR APPEALS;
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A copy of the proposed ordinance Is available in the City Manager's Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any Interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record Includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
99715 CGS12/1/05



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on December 19, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, In the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 Wet Ventrua Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida, During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-12


A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Forida, for the Inspection of any Interested par-
tes and Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record Includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
CPiy Manager
99716 2/1/05



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on December 19, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-09


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO WATER RATES AND CHARGES; PROVIDING FOR FLORIDA, VACATING AND ABANDONING A PORTION OF A PUBLIC ALLEY LO
AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 74 (UTILITIES) ARTICLE IV, (RATES AND CHARG- CATE IN BLOCK 453 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON; AUTHORIZING
ES AND BILLING PROCEDURE); AMENDING SECTION 74-109 (MONTHLY WA- AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO RELEASE BY QUIT-CLAIM
TER RATES); AMENDING SECTION 74-110 (WATER TAPPING FEES); DEEDS CERTAIN UTILITY EASEMENTS N SAID BLOCK 453; REPEALING CON-
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFL ICT; PROVIDING FOR SEV- FLICTING PROVISIONS OF OTHER ORDINANCES, PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A copy of the proposed ordinance Is available In the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any Interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
99711 CGS 12/1/05


Real Christmas tree: To 1


The race to Christmas begins
when the last Thanksgiving dish is
put away, and one of the favorite
tasks in Florida homes is to put up
the Christmas tree. Even the White
House chooses a real tree a
beautiful 18-foot-tall Fraser Fir from
North Carolina will be the 2005 Offi-
cial White House Christmas Tree.
Today's column will point inter-
ested readers to some facts about
fake trees, offer some ideas on how
to find a Florida-grown Christmas
tree, suggest some sources of infor-
mation about selecting the right real
tree for your holiday, provide some
interesting information about
Chrisnimas tree hitchhikers, and
announced a contest for kids that can
eati n t herri a $10,000 scholarship.

Avoid fakes
According to Department of
':oiTn-erirce, in 2004 the U.S. spent
$ 1 million on 8.7-million import-
e, la.- t irF-es. Did you know that the
firsl Il.:'-' irees were produced by a
corrilran that made toilet brushes?
T,,a13. tlhise products are made of
plas;Jic, rietal, and even wood -


which in one case, was banned
from importation into the U.S.
Some fake trees come from foreign
sweatshops and others have warn-
ing labels because they contain
lead. And in some consumer tests,
they are not as inflammable as the
fireproof labeling indicates.

Consider

Florida trees
An alternative that supports
our agricultural economy is to
choose a live tree. Did you know
that Florida has Christmas-Tree
farms? While most of these cut
your own Christmas tree farms
are in North Florida, one is in Fort
Myers others are near Daytona,
Ocala, and Gainesville.'
There are several excellent
sources of information available on
how to choose and displayyour live
Christmas tree. I've written a few
articles on these subjects that are on
our Web site, and printed copies
can be picked up at our office.
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture actively promotes this prod-
uct to consumers and provides


A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115 entura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record Includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
99709 CGS 12/1/05



)uy or not to


help to consumers through the
Florida Christmas Tree Association.
And, if you will purchase a live tree
from an out-of-state supplier, look
to the National Christmas Tree
Association for lots of good infor-
mation on tree selection.

Unwanted

hitchhikers
-Sometimes consumers report
that bugs on their live Christmas
trees have invaded their house.
According to the North Carolina
Extension Service, your real Christ-
mas tree may rarely have any
unwanted hitchhikers. There are
several kinds of insects that spend
the winter in conifers such as Fraser
fir. When you bring the tree into
your home, they think spring has
come and become active again. In
many ways these 'hitchhikers are a
"symptom" of a fresh, recently har-
vested tree.
Should the growers have treat-
ed for these pests? Unfortunately,
they didn't even know they were
there. As few as one tree per acre
might have one of these post-har-
vest pests on it. Although Christmas
trees are regularly scouted for pests
that damage the tree, these post-
harvest pests are rarely observed in
the field. No one knows they are in
the tree until they are brought into
the home.
Pesticide treatments of every
Christmas tree before harvest
would be unthinkable because of
the possible pesticide residues that
would affect not only farm workers
but consumers. Most growers use
pesticides only when they are
needed to preserve tree quality and
when they would effectively con-
trol the pest. For these unwanted
critters, it would not be worth treat-
ing all harvested trees for the hand-
ful of trees with hitchhikers.
If you're used to seeing aphids
on your roses, you might be sur-
prised by the appearance of Cinara


aphids. They are much larger and
brown to black and have been mis-
taken for ticks. However, ticks have
never been found on Christmas
trees at any time of year.
The spruce spider mite is a com-
mon pest of Fraser fir. Spider mites
are very small, and appear as dark-
red dots when shaken out of the
tree. With a magnifying lens you
can see the eight legs characteristic
of mites. Spider mites can't live in
your house. Once the tree is
removed, they will die out. While
spider mites could cause small red
stains on carpets, ornaments, or
furnishings, they do not bite, nor do
they cause any diseases.
Praying mantids are a well-
known insect predator. Their egg
cases are frequently found in
Christmas trees. In the fall, female
mantids lay eggs in a frothy liquid
which hardens into an "egg case
that sticks to the branch. Once
warmed inside the home, the eggs
may hatch and tiny mantids can
invade your home. Again, these
insects do not bite or carry disease.
If the egg case can be located,
remove it from the. tree and put it
outside. Small mantids that have
escaped can be vacuumed up or
caught and released outside.

Send a photo,
win a scholarship
And if your family wants a vaca-
tion to Orlando, or if you have a
child that could use some money,
take a peek at the National Christ-
mas Tree Association Web site for
the 2005 NCTA's "Help Santa Find
the Perfect Real Tree" contest. Kids
6-18 can win a $5,000 to $10,000
scholarship (or the family trip) by
sending a photo and story about
your perfect LIVE Christmas tree.
Entries must be complete and be
postmarked by Dec. 31. Complete
details are available at our office or
on line at: http://www.realchrist-
mastree.org/contestentryform.pdf.


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