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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 8, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, December 8, 2005 Volume 79, Number 25


At a Glance

Hendry/Glades
Audubon meeting
Hendry/Glades Audubon
will meet Monday, Dec. 12 at
7 p.m. at the Cooperative
Extension, Dallas Townsend
Building in LaBelle. Dr. Paul
Gray will be speaking on
"Audubon's Lake Okee-
chobee Project Past and Pre-
sent".
Guests and members are
invited to attend the meeting
and participate in .upcoming
birding tours to STA5 on Dec.
10 and 24 and Jan. 7 and 21.
For information call: Margaret
England 674-0695 or Nikki
Yeager 675-3394.

Extreme
Christmas
The First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven is proud to
present the Youth Praise
Team in "Extreme Christ-
mas". The play is scheduled
to begin at 7 p.m. First Baptist
Church of Moore Haven is
located at on the corner of
Avenue J and Third Street.
Please call the church for the
date of the play.

Final hurricane
debris pick-up
FDOT begins final hurri-
cane debris pick -up for
Hendry and Glades Counties
on state, county and city
roads the week of Dec. 5. Citi-
zens may call the FDOT
LaBelle operations center at
(863) 674-4027 to find out
where final debris pick-ups
already have been made.
Once the debris removal
process .is complete, local ..
law enforcement may' cite
violators of section 403.413,
Florida statutes, which pro-
hibits littering on state right-
of-way.

Santa Claus is
coming to town
S Santa will make an
appearance at the Lakeport
Community 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. Din-
ner will begin at 6 p.m" and
everyone is to bring a dish of
food. Table service and drinks
will be furnished.. All Lake-
port residents are encour-
aged to attend. Adults, if you
want to decorate for the party
come at 7 p.m. on Dec.12.

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 Elementary School and
city of Moore Haven. To .sign
up for a booth or for questions
call Susan Prowant or Leslie
Pryor at (863) 946-0737.

Lake Level

16.54
feet
\ above sea
level

Index
Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .7
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Iley unveils plans for lake


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN After field-
ing a flurry of impressive questions
from students in Moore Haven
High School's American Govern-
ment class, Congressman Mark
Foley (R-Fla.) detailed the govern-
ment's long-term solution to the
health of Lake Okeechobee.
Much has been published
about the array of comprehensive
restoration plans that are making
their way into print, but Congress-


man Foley said that the federal
government does have a plan and
will put it into effect.
"We do have a plan in D.C.,"
said Congressman Foley after
being confronted by a Moore
Haven student as to what he was
going to do help their community.
"We have a plan to change the
flow of water for restoration. We
are trying to make more storage
areas so the lake doesn't have to
be a storage area. Eventually we
want to get the lake down to about


11 feet, so that everyone can enjoy
the benefits of the lake without it
being viewed as a storage area by
those who have probably never
even been to the lake."
The reservoir system has been
talked about for a long time, but Mr.
Foley said that the federal govern-
ment has this plan in place for the
state. But even more than the lake
itself, the image of the area needs to
be more understood by residents
along both coasts of Florida.
"I take .a lot of criticism for my


Visiting: Students receive special guest


. .... INIMark Young
.Congressman Mark Foley explains the federal government's plan to restore Lake Okee-
chobee to students at Moore Haven High School. At the far right is a basic design of
the reservoir system that will essentially act like a human kidney in filtering water that
comes into and leaves Lake Okeechobee.


support of the agriculture industry
in this area," said Congressman
Foley. "I read letters to the editor all
the time about how I'm in 'Big
Sugar's' pocket. That's all people
understand is Big Sugar. If they
really understood this area then
they should call it Big Milk or Big
Citrus. But Big Sugar sounds more
menacing and accusatory so that's
the way they view this area."
The congressman said that
people need to be aware that the
agricultural industry has made vast


improvements in the amount of
phosphorus that has been drained
- into the lake.
"Both the sugar and citrus
industry have dramatically reduced
these types of things," he said. "And
more aggressive means are com-
ing to even reduce them more. But
you will likely hear things in Sanibel
like, 'we should buy out all the
farms and let nature fix all the prob-
lems they created.' But I resent
See Lake -Page 10


Students



press Foley



on the issues


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN As of
press time, students from Moore
Haven High School will .have
completed their trek to the city of
Sanibel to present a power-point
presentation designed to edu-
cate Sanibel city commissioners
on the facts surrounding the wel-
fare of Lake Okeechobee.'
As part of Moore Haven High
School teacher Crystal Drake's
American Government class, the,
students are encouraged to take
proactive, measures in getting
involved wiih the political arena,
and no opportunity presented
itself better than the recent con-
troversy surrounding Sanibel's


lawsuit against the South Water
Florida Management and the
adverse affects that are appear-.
ing in the Caloosahatchee River
and its surrounding estuaries.
Sanibel also made public
comments accusing the rural
areas surrounding Lake Okee-
chobee as being responsible for
their current dilemma and citi-
zens and politicians alike in and
around Lee County are calling
for the ultimate destruction of
the agricultural industry that per-
meates the lake area. To Ms.
Drake, this hba a familiar ring.
"As part of this class t e lake a
close look at the political riotiva-
See Students Page 10


Operation



Round-Up



assist victims


Moore Haven High School students weren't shy in expressing their opinions to Con-,
gressman Mark Foley. The students kept the congressman on his toes with relevant
questions regarding their community.


Following the damage done
and by the hit Glades and
Hendry Counties took from Hur-
ricane Wilma on Oct. 24, organi-
zations have been working to
offer assistance to the many vic-
tims.
Glades Electric Cooperative's
Operation Round Up recently
contributed a total of $10,000 to
two organizations that are vital
to our recovery efforts; Salvation
Army and American Red Cross.
For use ,in Glades and Hendry
Counties, these two organiza-


tions received $5000 each to
,assist individuals affected by
Wima.
Operation Round-Up is a
program offered to the mem-
bers of Glades Electric Coopera-
tive as an opportunity to give
back to their community.
The electric bills of participat-
ing cooperative consumers are
rounded to the next highest dol-
lar each month with the extra
going into the Round Up Fund.
See Relief -Page 10


County gives Wilma report


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN Glades
County administration person-
nel, as well as elected officials
greeted Congressman Mark
Foley (R-Fla.) who was on hand
Nov. 30 to receive final impres-
sions of Hurricane Wilma's after-
math and to hear recommenda-
tions of what could improve.
A full compliment of thanks
went out to Glades County Man-
ager Wendell Taylor and Glades
County Emergency Management
Director Angie Osceola, but

members of the county govern-
ment also commended repre-
sentatives from the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) for having the foresight
to be in place well before the
storm even hit the coastline..
"FEMA was in this building
even before the storm arrived,"1
said Mr. Taylor. "They deserve
some credit."
Congressman Foley was also
pleased with FEMA's initial


response to Hurricane Wilma.
"FEMA did a much better job,:
especially in the rural areas,
which are often neglected," he
said. "Katrina was a major wake
up call."
The county reported that 100
homes were seriously damaged
by Hurricane Wilma with as
many as 30 being destroyed. This
brought up the issue of tempo-
rary housing, an issue that is
growing resentment by many all
across the Glades area. FEMA
received high remarks all across
the-board for having representa-
tives on the ground before the
storm and the quick delivery of
essentials, such as food, water
and ice to the community. But
the temporary housing issue, is
beginning to become a sore spot.
. However, the county reported
that FEMA's temporary housing
program is beginning to trickle
into Glades County and the work
was ongoing.
Ensuring that the county
receives the federal emergency


funding promised under the
guidelines that the county was
considered to be a natural disas-
ter area was also at the front of
the minds of those present, Con-
gressman Foley said he under-
stood those concerns and that
there were still some municipali-
ties waiting for funds from last
year's hurricanes.
"I'm introducing a bill that will
give city municipalities funding
within 90 days following a disas-
ter," he said.
Congressman Foley said that
many counties, such as Palm
Beach County can obtain loans
and extract funds elsewhere until
the federal monies arrive, but
counties such as Glades County
and Hendry County don't have
that luxury and need to have that
money sooner.
The county did report that,
thus far, the insurance compa-
nies have responded well during
the crisis and that the county has
See Foley-Page 10


INI/Mark Young
Congressman Mark Foley (right) stopped in Glades County
Nov. 30 to meet with Glades County officials in order to deter-
mine how the hurricane recovery went and where Glades
County officials thought there was room for improvement.
Glades County Commissioner and chairman of the board of
commissioners, Butch Jones (left), complimented all the agen-
cies involved and thanked the congressman for his efforts.


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Obituaries


James Ralph Green
James Ralph Green, 44, of Latta,
SC, passed away Nov. 28, 2005 in
Columbia, SC. He was born July
28, 1961 in FortMyers.
. Survivors include his wife: Tam-
mie (Mitchell) Green; two daugh-
ters: Christina Green and Chasity
Green, both of Latta, SC; mother:
Linda (Roberts) Taylor; sister:
Karen Huff of Holly Hill, SC; three
nieces, three nephews, father-in-
law Sam Mitchell; mother-in-law
Clarice Mitchell; brother-in-law
Paul Mitchell; brother-in-law Ron-
nie Mitchell and brother-in-law,
Billy Huff.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, 2005 at 10 a.m. at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Lakeport with Pastor Scott Garvin
officiating. Interment followed in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.
Norma Collinson
In loving memory of Norma
Collinson, 94, died Nov. 13, 2005 at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee. She was born in Fayette,
Mississippi, Sept. 25, 1911. She was
preceded in death by her husband
of 66 years, Homer C. Collinson
and their only child Betty Zorich.
Norma and Homer were the
first people to buy property in
Buckhead Ridge, and she traveled
with her husband to his jobs all
over the United States, Canada and
Panama Canal Zone. Norma leaves
two grandchildren, Paul C. Zorich
of Manassas, VA. and Pam Zorich
of VA; two nieces, Jonnye Butler of


Grayton Beach, FL and Pat Petit of
Baton Rouge, LA, and many great
nieces and nephews.
She had many friends; Danny,
Kay, Ina and Grady Mullins, Karen
and Mandy Metzher, Casey and
Chris and Landon Williams, Marlu
and Liz Crose who called her
grandma. Avon Morris, Viki and
Mary of Lakeland, FL. Brent John-
son, Jean and Garland Poteet of
Buckhead Ridge.
A memorial service was held
Nov. 22 at Evergreen Cemetery
with Reverenced Joe Bishop offici-
ating.
C.W Baxter
Mr. C.W. Baxter passed away
Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at his home in
Clewiston. Funeral arrangements
will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at
11 a.m. Services will be held at
Tabernacle Deliverance of Witness
Church. Mother Bernice McMillan
will officiate. Reddick Funeral
Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
Viola Shaw McGarvey
Viola Shaw McGarvey, 83, left
this earthly life to sing with the
angels on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005,
in Florida Hospital in Deland, Fla.
She was a resident of the Alliance
community for retirement living in
Deland since November of 1997,
when she moved there with her
husband, the late Rev. Donald P.
McGarvey. They were married for 8
1/2 years.
Daughter of Alfred and Mary
Boland of New Castle, Pennsylva-
nia, she married John W Shaw in


1942 and they had two children.
John graduated from Nyack Col-
lege in New York with Don McGar-
vey. The two men and their wives
would remain friends for the rest of
their lives. In western Pennsylvania,
John and Viola ministered at Christ-
ian and Missionary Alliance
churches. In 1966 they moved to
Belle Glade, then Savannah, Geor-
gia, and lastly Lehigh Acres. John
retired shortly before his death in
1989.
Viola was always very busy as a
pastor's wife and enjoyed playing
piano and the organ and singing
alto in duets with John. She
worked with children at each pas-
torate and was the main influence
for the foundation of their Christian
walk with Jesus. She greatly
enjoyed time spent with her grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
A memorable service was held
Nov. 1, 2005 in Deland, Fla., at the
community chapel officiated by
Rev. Donald Anderson and Rev.
Gerald McGarvey. The funeral serv-
ice.was held Nov. 2, 2005 at Lee
Memorial Park in Ft. Myers with
Rev. Danny Moore and Rev. "Jack"
Adams officiating. Burial followed
at Lee Memorial Park.
Viola is survived by her son Jack
(Florence) Shaw of Savannah,
Georgia, daughter Marilyn (Bob)
Moore of Clewiston, three grand-
children, six great-grandchildren,
sister Edna (Art) Wall of Apache
Junction, Arizona, Rev. David (Eliz-
abeth) Bowland.of Butler, Pennsyl-,
vania, three stepchildren and their
families living in California, Col-
orado, Texas and Pennsylvania.I


Mrs. Olin
Frances Parrish
Mrs. Olin Frances "Grandma"
Parrish entered into rest Sunday,
Dec. 4, 2005 at the residence of her
granddaughter Renee Kirk. Wife of
the late J.B. Parrish, Mrs. Parrish
was also preceded in death by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Chester
and seven siblings. Survivors
include her son: Larry W (Rachel)
Parrish of Clewiston, FL.; grandchil-
dren: Renee P. (Terry) Kirk of
Appling, Ga; Wayne (Trina) Parrish
of Charlotte, NC.; Kimberly (Jason)
Mann of Belle Glade, FL; Chad
(Kristie) Parrish of Royal Palm, FL.;
step-granddaughters: Leslie (Scott)
Royal of LaBelle, FL; Carisa Clark of
Tallahassee, FL; 10 great-grandchil-
dren; sister: Macie Allen of Key-
stone Heights, FL.
Mrs. Parrish was a native and
lifelong resident of Quincy, FL., but
resided with her granddaughter
Renee and family in Appling, Geor-
gia for the last two years.
Mrs. Parrish was a longtime
member of the First Baptist Church
and The Mary Martha and Friends
Sunday School Class of Quincy, FL.
She was a homemaker and
enjoyed her church, family, and
friends.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 at 11 a.m.
at the First Baptist Church of Quin-
cy FL. Pallbearers were Jim Wells,
Ronnie Wells, Bobby Bradley,
Tommy Baker, Steve Padgham, and
Jimmy Cummings.
Memorials may be made to St.
Joseph Hospice: 2260 Wrightsboro
Rd. Augusta, Ga. 30904.


Engagements


Watson -

Featherston
Mr. and Mrs. James Featherston
of Brandon, Mississippi are proud
to-announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Jessica Ellen, to Mr. Tim-
othy Norvell Watson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Watson of Clewiston.
Wedding vows will be
exchanged at 7 p.m., Dec. 31 at
Crossgates United Methodist
Church in Brandon, Mississippi.
Jessica is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Featherston of'
Macon, Mississippi and Mrs. Annie
Walker and the late Mr. Jimmy
Walker of Clewiston.
Ms. Featherston is a 1999 gradu-
ate of Brandon High School and a
2004 graduate of Mississippi State
University. She is currently pursu-
ing a master's degree in physical
therapy at the University of Missis-
sippi Medical Center..
Timothy is the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Watson of
Ellisville, Mississippi and the late
Mr.. and Mrs. W.C. Robertson of
Collins, Mississippi.
Mr. Watson is a 2000 graduate
of Clewiston High School and a
2005 graduate of Mississippi State


Jessica Featherston and Timothy Watson.


University with a degree in busi-
ness information systems. He is
employed with the Mississippi
Department of Public Safety as a
systems administrator.


Guerry -

Fulford
Mr. and Mrs.
"Moore Haven


Melvin Guerry of
are pleased to


1Submitted to INI


announce the engagement of
their daughter, Leslie Nichole to
Bobby Joe, son of Bobby and
Nancy Fulford of Okeechobee.
Leslie is a 2002 graduate of Moore
Haven High School. In the spring
of 2005, she graduated from the
University of Florida with a bache-
lor's degree in Agriculture Educa-
tion: She is currently employed
with Moore Haven Elementary


Weddings


Submitted to INI/Tommy Tamez
Teresa Cornejo and Roberto
Vallejo.


Cornejo -

Vallejo
Teresa Cornejo and Roberto
Vallejo were joined in marriage
on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005..The
bride is the daughter of Orlando
and Juana Cornejo of Clewiston.
The groom is the son of Martin
and Adela Vallejo of Clewiston.
The bride was given away by her
father Orlando Cornejo.
The maid of honor was Bren-
da Perez of Clewiston. Brides-
maids were Esmeralda Gomez
of Clewiston and Cynthia Urias
of West Palm Beach. The best


man was Luis F. Vallejo of
Clewiston. The groomsmen
were Orlando Cornejo of
Clewiston and Saul Rios of
Clewiston. The flower girl was
Alexis N. Solis of Okeechobee,
daughter of Andy Solis and
Esmeralda 'Gomez. The ring
bearer was Yoshi Urias of
Clewiston, son of Marcelino
Cornejo and Cynthia'Uria. Fol-
lowing the ceremony, a recep-
tion was held at Vallejo's Auto
Sales.
The groom is employed as a
manager at Vallejo's Auto Sales.
The bride is employed as a sec-
retary at Vallejo's Auto Sales.


Submitted to'lNI/Leslle Guerry
Leslie Guerry and
Bobby Joe Fulford.
teaching 2nd grade.
Bobby Joe is 2001 graduate of
Okeechobee High School. He is
currently self-employed doing
contract labor with local cattle
ranches. The couple plans to
exchange vows on April 8, 2006 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Lakeport. After the ceremony the
couple will reside in Moore Haven.


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Pet Corner


Holiday trees and Christmas trees too?


By The Revenered Samuel S.
Thomas. Ph. D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Shakespeare was quoted as
saying "A rose by any name
would smell as sweet." He may
have believed that it didn't mat-
ter about what ..." -'..
the words rep-
resented. He
was wrong.
There is an .- .-
Old Testament
command- .. .
ment that "you
shall not take
the name of
the Lord your SamuelS.
God in vain. Thomas
(Exodus 20:
7)" because the name counts for
something. It doesn't matter
whether you say "God" or "the
Lord" or "Yahweh" or "Jehovah"
or "Dieu" or "Dios" we are
bidden to respect the name -
period.
The latest flap I heard was
about whether we should call
"the Christmas Tree" the "holi-
day tree". After all, it might be
more politically correct and per-
haps even improve business by


opening the market to more
consumers. I guess we'd have to
rewrite the song "0 Christmas
Tree" that was originally written
in German, but that wouldn't be
what the song is about. I guess
we'd have to change the "Meno-
rah" to a "holiday candle hold-
er" or stop 'baking Christmas
cookies.
I remember Emily I
blessed the marriage of her par-
ents and watched her grow up in
the early years of her life. As I vis-
ited her home one December
she proudly showed me the fam-
ily Christmas tree. She showed
me the presents underneath it
and the manger scene and the
angel and the star that crowned
the top of it.
She told me the story that
went with it and who the figures
were. Christmas is a particularly
rushed season for most Christ-
ian clergy and Emily wanted to
share a part of her joy with me
as she told me about the tree
that occupied a corner of her liv-
ing room. She hit me between
the eyes with a question that I
didn't expect. "Do you have a
Christmas tree," she asked?
This four-year-old girl put me


on the spot. I don't like to lie to
children and answered her with
the truth and a promise to
myself. "No," I said, "but I'm get-
ting one very soon." That's what
I did the next day even though I
qualified under "minimum par-
ticipation" rule. I kept my prom-
ise to a little girl about Christ-
mas. It wasn't a "holiday tree"
but a Christmas tree.
Each time we go out of our
way to offend nobody we water
down the tradition of somebody.
Each time we try to be un-offen-
sive, we wind up alienating oth-
ers. When we water down our
traditions, for whatever reason,
we will arrive one day when
there is no tradition at all.
There was a time when I tried
to be "politically correct" when
asked to give invocations or
prayers at public events, not
mentioning any particular refer-
ence to my own tradition. Then I
thought, "That's not really me." I
began to think I was asked in the
first place because I represented
something and because I knew
with a little depth about the
"why's and where fore's" of
what I believed.
Others have their own tradi-


tions and faith I accede to the
parts I can agree with, and
remain silent when it is their
turn to officiate. I believe that
when I am called to sharein a
public. event, those who ask me
want the "real me" and not a
watered-down, ersatz version.
Same thing with my Christ-
mas tree. I think the thing to do
is go out and ask, "Do you have
a Christmas tree," if that is what
you want. If someone is advertis-
ing "holiday trees" I don't think
that's where I'll shop because
that isn't what I look for.
Someone said, "people that
don't stand for-anything will fall
for everything," and I agree.
We come to the Advent of a
very sacred season. The reason
we don't make stew in a blender
is because each vegetable and
each kind of meat contributes to
the great flavoring that makes it
special. The character of each is
unique and offers something to
the total delicious savor that
makes each stew pot unique. As
far as religion is concerned: Give
me a "stew" and not a "blender
concoction" some people go
to eat, I go to dine! '


Letters to the Editor


Doc Savvy
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Every now
and then on your radio show, you
mention certain things to avoid
around certain holidays. What
should I be careful with around
Christmas time for my three Jack
Russell dogs? Thanks Doc, Ben in
Clewiston.
A: Oh boy Ben! Three Jacks!
That's trouble right there and, that's
a big answer! Ready to hog up some
paper space? So, guess it's just going
to be one question this week. Yes!
We need to watch for a few things
during this time of the year.
Being that just over a week ago
we got past the day after Thanks-
giving, (some refer to this day as the
biggest shopping day of the year, or
black Friday I refer to it as the
biggest doggie diarrhea day of the
year or brown Friday!) indeed there
are a few things to review.
Here are some things to avoid
foryour pets:
1. Avoid people food overindul-
gence. Not only do we need to be
concerned with vomiting and diar-
rhea, but also a more serious condi-
tion called pancreatitis. Pancreatitis
is the inflammation of the organ
called the pancreas. The pancreas is
responsible for many things, includ-
ing some biochemical breakdowns
aiding in digestion. If your dog eats
way too much people food, he can
have an acute pancreatic attack.
This is serious folks! A trip to the vet
for IV treatment is going to be the
thing to do here. Not only is it a cost-
lyvet visit, but sometimes even with
treatment can result in death.
2. Do not feed your pets choco-
late. Chocolate is everywhere this
time of the year! Dark chocolate in
particular is the bigger culprit.
Chocolate has a bromide com-
pound in it; which when eaten in
large amounts, can cause 'severe


seizures and other neurological
problems. It will also at least cause
vomiting and diarrhea, and poten-
tially pancreatitis as well. Guess
that coins the phrase, "Death by
Chocolate".
3. Seasonal arrangements or
plants such as the poinsettia can
cause an upset stomach, and possi-
ble vomiting and diarrhea too. For
many years it has been said that
poinsettias are in fact toxic to peo-
ple and domestic animals. Well,
this isn't really true. Yes it will make
your pet sick if they eat it, but it's
not a toxic poison. This however
does not mean to let your guard
down with monitoring pets and
poinsettias. Always be cautious
with any plant in the home.
4. Wrapped gifts, ornaments on
trees, electrical cords can be a big
hazard too. Ingestion of wrapping
paper, ribbon, tinsel, ornaments
can cause serious problems, which
may result in surgery or even death.
Sometimes pets will chew on elec-
trical cords and electrocute their
mouths. Most commonly this is
seen with puppies and kittens. The
adult cat however is a very curious
creature too. I see 4-6 cases a year
of cats with electrical burns in their
mouths. What do they say about
cats and curiosity?
These are just a few common
things to watch out for during the
holidays, and I am sure there are
more to think of. As always Ben, we
must use commonsense when car-
ing for children and pets. Hope that
answers some of your concerns.
Merry Christmas Ben, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into The
Savvy Vet Show Thursday's at 10:30
a.m. on 93.5 FM's The Big Dawg!


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Dear editor:
I have a concern about the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies (DCF) family preservation serv-
ices of Florida back in Dec. 7, 2004.
My stepson was taken from his
mother because she violated her
probation, she tested positive for
drugs. When they took the child
from his mother (DCF) asked who
was the father? The mother and
grandmother lied and said they
didn't know. They both had his
phone number and mine.'The
father got him every other week-
end and also paid child support.
DCF got a hold of his father and did
not give the child to him. We had to
go to court so that he can be with
his father. We got him on Feb. 10,
2005. Every month after that, we
went to court -we did everything
they asked. DCF gave her a case
plan, which they didn't follow. The
mother is supposed to gel a ran-
dom drug test with an eight-hour
request for eight months they
did not do that. DCF is covering for
her. They tell her one to two weeks
ahead. She was supposed to have
a stable living and job. She fad
been in four homes and two jobs
since.
While the child was with the
mother he had 13 bad teeth and
under weight. DCF treated us like
(garbage), like we were the ones
that did something wrong. They
even bought the child school sup-
plies and gave it to his mother
instead of us. They didn't talk to the
child when he was with us only
when he was with his mother. We
did everything the judge of Glades
County said and DCF, but they did-
n't care. She lied to the judge sever-
al times and he over looks it. They
made us build a room for my
daughter because she couldn't be
in the room with the boys, but she
can live in a two-bedroom apart-
ment, we have a three bedroom on
five acres. How can they take him
away from a stable home, and his
father has a good stable job?
His mother had him moved
every six months, and we have a
paper were she signed custody to
her sister in 2003-2004. He has
been in six different schools, the
longest he has been in one school
or stable home was when the child
was with his father.
It is sad when a father does not
have the right to their children. The
judge and DCF do not care. They
both have over looked things she
has done. This is how so many chil-
dren get lost-hut-or killed. This is or
local DCF located in LaBelle, 485 E.
Cowboy Way.
I really don't think the judge
cares. We had so much proof the
child should stay with us. He even
over looked all the lies, she told


him.
We just want the child to be
happy, loved, stable and safe. How
can the judge and DCF over look
everything she has done. The child
even asked to speak to the judge
and he said no the child has a
voice, he. is nine years old. They
need to hear him. If anyone can
help us or might have some ideas.
Debra Elkins, 13457 Murcott
Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440.

Senator Nelson's


Florida for future hurricane sea-
sons. And I'll do everything within
my capacity to make sure oil
drilling stays away from Florida's
coasts permanently.
I'm committed to addressing
the everyday concerns and prob-
lems of my constituents in 2006,
and although we face many chal-
lenges, I remain optimistic for the
future of our great state of Florida
iand our country.
Bill Nelson is Florida's senior
U.S. senator.


year-end review Remember-
Dear editor:
As the New Year quickly my birthday
approaches and I reflect on 2005,1 I Dear editor:
feel honored to serve and repre- As you well know, we are get-
sent the state of Florida in the U.S. ting closer to my birthday. Every
Senate, particularly as we grapple year there is a celebration in my
with the big issues that are facing honor and I think that this year the
the nation today. celebration will be repeated. Dur-
The war in Iraq, oil-drilling in ing this time there are many people
the eastern Gulf of Mexico, FEMA, shopping for gifts, there are many
Hurricane Wilma, Supreme Court radio announcements, TV com-
nominations and even corruption mercials, and in every part of the
within our own government are world everyone is talking that my
just a few of the year's headlines in birthday is getting closer and clos-
,our state and across the country. er.
I In Congress tiis year, I've had to It is really very nice to know,
fightlman\ powerful intermets, from that al feast once ayeqar,.sQme pep-
insuran':e companies to oil com- pie think of me. As you know, the
parn-s io the big banks. And I'mrn celebration of my birthday began
continuing to fight everyday to pre- many years ago. At first people
serve Social Security for our sen- seemed to understand and be
iors, to protect the privacy of every- thankful of all that I did for them,
day citizens from hackers and but in these times, no one seems to
identity thieves, and to ensure that know the reason for the celebra-
our children and grandchildren tion. Family and friends get togeth-
receive a good education and a er and have a lot of fun, but they
good-paying job. don't know the meaning of the cel-
As the Congress finishes up ebration.
before the holidays, I am reminded I remember that last year there
of all the victories we have was a great feast in my honor. The
achieved for Florida this year. This.. dinner table was full of delicious
fall, with the help of a bipartisan foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts
group of Florida's Congress mem- and chocolates. The decorations
bers, I successfully blocked a provi- were exquisite and there were
sion that would have subjected many, many beautifully wrapped
Florida to oil-drilling 25 miles off gifts. But, do you want to know
the coast. My legislation to increase something? I wasn't invited. I was
military survivor benefits will now, the guest of honor and they didn't
help improve the lives of 55,000 -remember to send me an invita-
widows, widowers, and orphans. I tion.
made sure that a new Florida pro- The partywas for me, but when
gram designed to electronically that great day came, I was left out-
track sex-offenders after they leave side, they closed the door in my
jail received $2 million in federal face and I wanted to be with
funds. And Florida conservation them and share their table.
projects received $140 million at In truth, that didn't surprise me
my request.' because in the last few years, all
I'm already looking towards the closed their.doors to me. Since I
coming year with optimism. In was not invited,.1 decided to enter
November, the Senate came the party without making any
remarkably close to passing my *ws -
legislation to give seniors more -_
,time to enroll in the new prescrip- i
tion drug program, and I feel.confi- i III
dent that we will successfully pass !,
this provision in the NewYear. l 1
In addition, I'll continue to .i.
demand full accountability from
FEMA and will fight to increase Glades Coun
NOAA funding to better prepare Pubhlish hedv ITnlnw


Community Events


Kids are
for the birds
The Big "0" Birding Festival
Committee is planning some-
thing new this year, 'a "Kids are
for the Birds" activity day in Tom
Perry Memorial Park in Moore
Haven. Build birdhouses, learn
about Florida's 15 species of bats,
what flowers you should plant to
attract native birds and butter-
flies, and more. Volunteers are
needed to supervise activities and
vendors are welcome. For more
information call (863) 946-0300
or e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com.

Volunteers needed
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-
Hendry County Big "O" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday-Sunday,
Jan. 27-29 .at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven. Volun-
teers are needed to install signage,
help set up tables, man registra-


tion booths and serve as ambassa-
dors for gloriously natural Glades
County and America's Sweetest
Town. For more information call
(863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.

Big 0 birding festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big 0 Birding Festival to be
held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven, with tours in Glades
and Hendry Counties. This festival
is a joint venture of the Glades
County Economic Development
Council, Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, and Hendry County
Tourism Development Council to
bring birders from around south
Florida for a weekend of tours, lec-
tures, arts and crafts and fun. Ven-
dors interested in participating
should contact Nita Choban at
(863) 983-8619. For more informa-
tion, e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or jregan@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or visit our Web site at
www.bigobirdingfestival.com.


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noise. I went in and stood in a cor-
ner. They were all drinking there
were some who were drunk and
telling jokes and laughing at every-
thing. They were having a great
time. To.top it all, this big fat man
all dressed in red wearing a long
white beard entered the room
yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed
drunk. He sat on the sofa and all
the children ran to him, saying:
"Santa Claus, Santa Claus"...as if
the party were in his honor!
At midnight all the people
began to hug each other I
extended my arms waiting for
someone to hug me and do you
know- no one hugged me.
Suddenly they all began to
share gifts. They opened them one
by one with great expectation.
When all had been opened, I
looked to see if, maybe, there was
one for me. How would you feel if
on your birthday everybody shared
gifts and you did not get one? I then
understood that I was unwanted at
that party and quietly left.
Every year it gets worse. People
only remember to eat and drink,
the gifts, the parties and nobody
remembers me. I would like this
Chrisimas that you allow me to
enter into your life.
I would like that you recognize
the fact that almost 2,000 years ago
I came to this world to give my life
for you, on the cross, to save you.
Today, I only want that you believe
this with all your heart.
I want to share something with
you. As many didn't invite me to
their party, I will have my own cele-
bration, a grandiose party that no
one has ever imagined a spec-
tacular party.
I'm still making the final
arrangements. Today I am sending
out many invitations and there is
an invitation for you. I want to
know if you wish to attend and I
will make a reservation for you and
write your name with golden let-
ters in my great guest book. Only
those on the guest list will be invit-
ed to the party. Those who don't
answer the invitation will be left
outside.
Do you know how you can
answer this invitation? It is by
extending it to others whom you
care for.
I'll be waiting for all of you to
attend my party this year.
See you soon-I love you!
Jesus








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Crime Stoppers


Big money!
You always hope to be a recipient of a "big" check, but
this is ridiculous. Actually, Congressman Mark Foley was
on hand to deliver a $200,000 check to Hendry County
Sheriff Ronnie Lee Nov. 30. The money will go towards
the county's new communication system, which is, for
the most part, outdated. According to Sheriff Lee, the
system will run $1.2 million. Congressman Foley said he
would do what he could to get the county more funding.


Hendry County Arrest Activity


Traffic stop leads to
burglary arrest
During the early morning hours
of Nov. 26, Donald R. McClausen
of 1000 Whidden Rd, LaBelle and
Christopher Shaun Cooper of Car-
litta Ave., LaBelle, were arrested
lor burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling, felony larceny and pos-
session of narcotic equipment as a
result of a traffic stop by Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Deputy


Brett Daley. Investigation revealed
a refrigerator had been stolen from
Stanton Mobile Home located on
State Rd 80, LaBelle. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee praised Deputy Sheriff Brett
Daley's keen observation, which
resulted in the above arrest and
recovery of the stolen property.
Both McClausen and Cooper were
booked into the Hendry County
Jail. Bond was set at $105,500 for
Cooper and $55,500 for
McClausen.


Palm Beach County


SO seeks shooter


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office, Violent Crimes Divi-
sion is investigating the shooting
of Belle Glade Police Officer
Frantz St. Cloud in the early morn-
ing hours of Nov. 25.
Officer St. Cloud was shot in
the arm while he, along with offi-
cers from Belle Glade Police
Department and sheriff's
deputies were attempting to dis-
perse a rowdy crowd outside


Club 21, 1533 Northwest Avenue
L, Belle Glade. Officer St. Cloud's
injuries were not life threatening.
If anyone has information
regarding this shooting they are
urged to contact Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, Detective
Chris Karpinski at (561) 688-4071
or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS. You can remain anonymous
and be eligible for up to a $1,000
reward.


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County needs the help of
the community to help locate a
wanted fugitive as of Dec. 2,
2005.
His name is Aston Lee Jones,
AKA Scooby. He is described as a
black male, D.O.B. Dec. 23, 1981.
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and
weighs 200 pounds. He has black
hair and brown eyes. He has a
scar and a tattoo on his right
shoulder. His last known address
is Davis Street, Belle Glade.
He is wanted for three (3)
counts of violation of probation


and aggravat-
ed stalking. If
you should
have any infor-
mation or
know the
whereabouts
of Aston Lee
Jones, please
call Crime
Stoppers at Aston Lee
(800) 458-TIPS Jones
(8477). You
may remain anonymous and
could be eligible for a cash
reward.


Hendry and Glades Counties,
Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Paho-
kee and South Bay as part of
South Central Florida's Rural
Area of Critical Economic Con-
cern were granted $2 million
in Bridge Loan/Funds for small
businesses that sustained dam-
age from Hurricane Wilma.
These loans range from
$1,000 to $25,000 and are inter-
est free for the term of the loan
and can be acquired for either
90 or 180 days.
Those eligible to apply for the
loans under the program are:
1. Small businesses estab-
lished in the Rural Area of Criti-
cal Economic Concern prior to
Oct. 17, 2004 who have sus-
tained physical damage due to
Hurricane Wilma.
2. Have at least two employ-
ees (self employed individuals
may be eligible on a case by
case basis) and a maximum of
100 employees.
3. Must have been directly
impacted by the storm.
i. Holders of current Saltwa-
ter Products/Seafood
Dealer/Shellfish Processing
Plant/Charter Boat Captain
licenses or certification or other
fishing/seafood related licenses
or certifications with latest two
years of landings information
ii. Owners of small business-



es who have no outstanding bal-
ances on Florida Small Business
Emergency Bridge Loans from
any prior storm loan programs
4: Loans will be made to indi-
viduals who are at least 51-per-
cent owners of the business.
Only one loan per individual,
and/or per premises.
5. The borrower will be
required to sign an agreement
that proceeds of the loan will be
used only for purposes of main-
taining or restarting the business
in the designated area.
6. The borrower will be
required to state how they plan
to repay the loan.
Applications are being
accepted through Dec. 16 and
may be picked up at any Hendry
County bank. Funds are being
disbursed on a first-come, first-
serve basis and over $250,000 in
loans have already been issued.
This program is available
through a contract between
state of Florida, Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development and Florida s
Heartland REDI. Hendry County
Economic Development Council
is coordinating the effort in
Hendry County. You may contact
the economic development
council office at (863) 675-6007
or stop by any bank for more
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West Glades' K-kids helping out


By Barbara Oehlbeck
A group of younger students at
West Glades Elementary are learn-
ing early that it's more blessed to
give than to receive. These stu-
dents, in cooperation with various
members of the LaBelle Kiwanis
Club, were very busy way before
Thanksgiving making food baskets
for numbers of families in the com-
munity who without such a gift
might have gone without Thanks-
giving dinner.
Various members of the com-
munityhelped the "K-Kids" with
deliveries. One bystander, in
observing some of the give-
aways, said it was obvious that
the boys and girls taking part in
the project were even happier


than the recipients.
And the giving did not stop with
Thanksgiving. The entire school, all
the students and classes at West
Glades are now working and con-
tributing to Project Angel Tree. This
is a project that will gather and dis-
tribute all sorts of gifts, toys,
clothes, books, etc. to those in need
throughout the community.
During December prior to Christ-
mas itself, the staff of West Glades
Elementary, along with teachers,
volunteers and members of the
community, will be making notes
on ages, sizes and other details that
will enable the school to be sure the
right person gets the right gift. Gifts
and other items are being sought for
all ages, boys, girls, and adults. Any
one who can spare a few hours td


join in and help this project is asked
to contact the school at 675-3490.
As Principal Larry Russell Luckey, II,
says, "Even a few hours from sever-
al people can add up to a lot of help
with this project."
And, Sheriff Ronnie Lee of
Hendry County, is making avail-
able various baby items acquired
from recent hurricane donations.
If you know of any families that are
in need of such items, you are
asked to contact the Sheriff's
Office. Sheriff Lee says, "Please
telephone 674-4060 and ask to
speak to Mrs. Coreen Palmer with
details of names and addresses.
We know there are more than a
few out in the community who
need these items we just need
to know who they are."


Submitted to INI/Cynda Nail
Oct. citizens of the month
Students (from left to right, front row) Cindy Antonio, Brooks Bass, Lane Savant, Justin
Osborne, Blanca Aranda, Jicel Reveles, Destiny Smith (from left to right, middle row)
Sarah Lyons, Joey Sanders, Savanna Schlueter, Gloria Carrazana, Kia Shaye Lamkin,
Kate Perry, Nicholas Duncanson, Kailin Brown, (from left to right, back row) Bobbi Jo
Walker, Sunni Bembry, Tom Perry, Kembro Williams, Joshua Farfan, Autumn Martinez,
Consuela Hall, Monica Chandler, Xavion Scott. Not Pictured: Japhia Clarke. These stu-
dents have earned recognition as October Citizens of the Month at Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School. This is a very special honor since it means that they have done a com-
mendable job of showing cooperation. Cooperation is listening, sharing, taking turns,
compromising, encouraging and including others.


Principal Larry Russell Luckey,
II, "Our school is deeply integrated
into the life and activities of our
community. A surprising number
of citizens have volunteered to
help, which means to enhance,
our efforts not only within the
walls of the school but out into the
community itself. We very much
appreciate all the help that's been
offered and we gratefully accept
any amount of time and effort that
community members offer. We
have enough projects to go
around so don't hesitate to offer
your help. We need you."

Glades County

School

Calendar

Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for holi-
day
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.e
Feb. 9: Open house; elementary
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 (Teach-
ers/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


GCD School Briefs


Scholarships available
The JJ Wiggins Memorial Trust
renewal scholarships for Spring
2006 are now available. They may
be picked up at JJ Wiggins Youth
Center or in the Moore Haven Jr./Sr.
High School guidance office. Dead-
line for renewal is Dec. 29 call
946-3400 for details.
School advisory
council meeting
The School Advisory Council 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 members..
School Board meeting
Glades County School Board
meeting will be held on Dec. 8 at 9
a.m., at which time the recom-
mended board member salary of
$23,112 will be considered. Regu-
lar meetings will not be held on the
fourth Thursday during the months
of November and December.
Beginning in January of 2006, regu-
lar meetings will be held on the
second Thursday at 6 p.m. and the
fourth Thursday at 9 p.m. in the
Glades County School Board meet-
ing room, 400 10th Street, SW in
Moore Haven.
Bus driver needed
for West Glades
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus


driver course for individuals who
are interested in obtaining their
certification to drive school
buses for regular bus routes,
extra curricular trips and substi-
tute drivers. Upon completion of
the course, individuals will
obtain their Class B CDL with
Passenger endorsement and S
endorsement. If interested, you
may contact Doug Manke of the
GCSD at (863) 946-3662 or Scott
Bass of GCSD at (863) 946-0202
ext.13.
Report available
The NCLB School Public
Accountability Report from Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High School
is available on the school Web site
http://glades.edgate.org/moore-
haven/index.php, copies of 'the
report are also available in the
school's main office, 700 Terrier
Pride Drive SW, Moore Haven.
Glades
Truancy Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy
program for all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce unex-
cused absences. Glades Truancy
Program handbooks are avail-
able at each school office.
West Glades
Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office,
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge has begun its
Sunday school (CCD) program.


Please call Ann at 467-1516 or Fr.
Dan at the Parish Office (863)
946-0696 for more information.
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Project to restore 22 miles of Kissimmee River


By Pete Gawda
KISSIMMEE RIVER It has
been said that the more things
change, the more they remain
the same. That could be said of
the Kissimmee River that, for
ages, had meandered through a
flood plain 106 miles from Lake
Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee.
In the mid 20th century the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE
decided to.straighten it out and
deepen it. Now, in the 21st cen-
tury, they are trying to restore the
river to the way it was originally.
A group of environmental
advisors to the general in charge
of COE from around the country
got a good look at the Kissim-
mee Restoration Project as they
gathered at Riverwoods Field
Laboratory on U.S. 98.
Thanks to the "Kissimmee
Explorer", a covered pontoon
boat, the group was able to
escape the light rain as they took
a circular tour up the restored
section of the river and then
returned by the channalized
riverbed.
Before the trip began, Gary
Williams, senior environmental
scientist with South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) gave an overview of
the restoration project. He said
that SFWMD has two tasks in the
process, land acquisition and
evaluating progress. Dr.
Williams said the original
Kissimmee River meandered 103
miles from Lake Kissimmee to
Lake Okeechobee, spreading
across a flood plain that was
from one to two miles wide.
He said that several hurri-
canes in the late 1940s led to a
demand for flood control.
Between 1962 and 1971, the
Kissimmee River was channal-
ized by COE into a 56-mile long,
328 feet wide, 30-foot deep canal
known as C-38 with several spill-
ways and locks for flood control.
Approximately 34,600 acres of
floodplain was drained and 68
miles of remnant river channel
dried up.
With the draining of wetlands
and the destruction of their habi-
tat, the number of birds, wildlife
and wetland plants dwindled.
According to SFWMD figures,
the number of migratory water-
fowl dwindled by 92 percent and
the number of bald eagles
decreased 74 percent. The fish
catch dwindled by half.
Even as early as 1971, Dr.
Williams said there was a move-
ment "to turn back the clock"
and restore the river to its origi-
nal flow.
The Kissimmee River Restora-
tion Project was started in 1999
as a joint project of COE and
SFWMD with the goal of backfill-
ing 22 miles of C-38, removing
water control devices, restoring
over 40-square miles of flood
plain and restoring flow to a por-
tion of the original riverbed. The
project is expected to take 12
years to complete.
Phase 1, which was complet-
ed in 2001, restored flow to 15
miles of the original riverbed,
restored 12,000 acres of flood


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush awarded a $75,000
Regional Rural Development
Grant to Florida's Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initia-
tive, Inc. to promote economic
development, expansion and
improvement in rural South Cen-
tral Florida.
The area includesethe counties
of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands and Okee-
chobee, as well as Immokalee
and the Glades communities of
Pahokee, Belle Glade and South
Bay. In 2001, Governor Bush des-
ignated this rural south central
region of Florida as one of three
"Rural Areas of Critical Economic
Concern."
"Promoting economic devel-
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priority," said Governor Bush.
"Extending economic growth and
prosperity to our rural communi-
ties strengthens our state econo-
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Florida's Heartland Rural Eco-
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an economic development organ-
ization serving the south central
region of Florida including DeSo-
to, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands and Okeechobee Counties,
as well as Immokalee and the
Glades communities of Pahokee,
Belle Glade, South Bay. The
organization works within the
region to promote economic ini-
tiatives. Most recently, the organi-
zation facilitated the regional pri-
oritization of transportation
requirements to better qualify for
higher levels of transportation
funding.
K.S. "Butch" Jones, Chairman
of Glades County Board of County
Commission and Chairman of the
Board for Florida's Heartland


INI/Pete Gawda
The reconstructed Kissimmee River lazily meanders around
a bend. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Flori-
da Water Management District are engaged in an ambitious
project to backfill a portion of the channalized Kissimmee
River and restore flow to the original riverbed.


plane and removed some water
control structures.
One of the holdups in the
restoration process is real estate
prices, which Dr. Williams said
are increasing three percent
month.
When the entire project is fin-
ished, 40 percent or 22 miles or
the river will be restored to its
original flow.
With the completion of Phase
I, Dr..Williams said the water
level goes up and down more
rapidly than they would like.
However, he said the regulation
level of the Kissimmee chain of
lakes would be changed to allow
for more storage of water in
.order to regulate river levels.
Since the completion of
Phase I, there has been an
increase in levels of dissolved
oxygen and a decrease in float-
ing vegetation. In addition, the
fish population has increased.
There has also been an increase
in the number of wading birds
and waterfowls. In fact, the
number of wading birds has
increased more than was
expected.
*Dr. Williams said the success
of the project would be meas-
ured by 25 "restoration expecta-
tions" based on such things as
amount of dissolved oxygen,
water quality and vegetation, the
reptile and amphibian commu-
nity, the fish community and the
bird community. They plan to
collect data before and after
restoration and compare impact
areas with control areas.
This collecting and compar-
ing data is scheduled to continue
five years past the end of the
restoration project.
He said that if a particular
restoration expectation is not
met, further study may be
required and changes may be
made in the operational sched-
ule.
Plans call for restoration of
the middle section of the river,
leaving two dams in the section
above and two dams in the sec-
tion below for flood control.
The tour started at water con-
trol device S-65C, which is slated
to be demolished as restoration
continues. They entered the


restored section of the river
known as McArthur Run. Off in
the distance on both sides the
tree line at the edge of the flood
plane could be seen.
David Colangel of SFWMD
and Loisa Kerwin of Riverwoods
Field Laboratory proved to be
knowledable tour guides for the
approximately 25 people aboard
the "Kissimmee Explorer" as.
they pointed out birds and plants
and features of the restoration.
A variety of birds were seen
including a Great Blue Heron.
Sandbars are naturally building
up on meanders or lazy bends in
the restored riverbed. Cypress,
red maple -and cabbage palm
abound.
Cattle grazing has' been
restricted on the restored flood
plain and native plants are mak-
ing a comeback.
The tour guides pointed out a
section known as: The Blowout.
Twice COE has filled in a section
of C-38 as part of the restoration
process and twice the force of
the water in the restored
riverbed blew it out to make a
channel to C 38. Future restora-
tion plans call for "The Blowout"
to be refilled. Charges in hydrol-
ogy at that time should prevent a
future blowout.
After passing the Istokpoga
Canal that flows from Lake Istok-
poga into the restored river, the
tour entered the restored section
known as Micco Bluff Run. On
this section of restored river,
there are actually small bluffs
only a few feet high at the edge


This device measures the river stage on the reconstructed Kissimmee River. Reconstructing
the Kissimmee River is a joint project of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South
Florida Water Management District.


of the water. At this point, the
riverbed meandered to the .edge
of the flood plain and flows past
naturally higher ground. This is
in contrast to the rest of the
restored river that has no dis-
cernable banks and is bounded
by flood plains.
As part of the restoration
process, snags, which might be
considered hazards to naviga-
tion in other waterways, are,
allowed to remain.
A bald eagle nesting territory
had been established adjacent to
the Phase I restoration.
Organic sediments are being
flushed out of the restored
riverbed and aquatic vegetation
no longer clogs the river chan-
nel.
The second phase of restora-
tion is scheduled to begin in
2007 and is expected to be com-
pleted by 2010. In this phase,
eight miles of canal will be back-
filled, and three miles of river
channel with the final result
being 17 miles of continuous
restored river channel. In addi-
tion to demolition of S-65C,
approximately 8,000 acres of
wetland will be reclaimed.


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Students
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tions behind the Civil War," she
explained. "What I am seeing here
is not all that different. You have the
industrial sector of this state argu-
ing with the agricultural sector of
this state."
Ms. Drake followed' the Sanibel
situation closely and included her
class in the discussions that were
taking place. Upon speaking with
some residents that have been
quoted in other publications, Ms.
Drake discovered how far off the
beaten track of truth that many of
the citizens outside of the lake area
really are.
"I talked to one of the people
that had made a comment in a
newspaper," she said, "and I was
shocked to hear him say that the
reason why the dike was built was
for agricultural reasons. Yes, there
was a five-foot dike that was initially
built for those reasons, but the Her-
bert Hoover Dike was built because
of the 1926 and 1928 hurricanes
that killed thousands of people."
While many people in Lee
County are taking up the flag of
environmentalist, it is the suspicion
of many, including our own high
level politicians that what is really at
stake is the value of property, which
many fear is going to drop if the
estuaries continue to be negatively
impacted. '
There is apparently an educa-


Foley
Continued From Page 1
not had any complaints from their
residents regarding their insurance
companies. The same thing could
not be said for the previous year.
Congressman Foley again point-
ed out that lessons are learned
each time something like this hap-
pens. "We went so long without a
hurricane that we all got compla-
cent," he said. "But we learn from
this and hopefully it gets better."
The subject quickly turned to
the issues regarding Lake Okee-
chobee and the city of Sanibel,'
who has filed suit against the South
Florida Water Management in an
attempt to halt the water releases
from Lake Okeechobee, blaming
the rural areas around the lake for
the current water problems associ-
ated with the Caloosahatchee River
and its surrounding estuaries.
State Senator Dave Aronberg
had said that Sanibel has it all
wrong in the first place, stating that
once the water level is above 16
feet, the Armdy Corps of Engineers,
a federal agency has complete
authority of water releases, not
South Florida Water Management.
Studies are also stating that very lit-


tion needed and the students of
Moore Haven were well prepared
to deliver the lesson. Sanibel initial-
ly removed the students from their
Dec. 6 city commission agenda, but
later recanted and invited the stu-
dents, promising only 10 minutes
of the opening meeting to deliver
the presentation. Precious little
time to provide an education on a
complicated subject, but Ms. Drake
hopes to at least get across to the
citizens of Sanibel the realities of
the lake situation.
"We found that 90 percent of
the water in the Caloosahatchee
does not come from Lake Okee-
chobee," she said. "Most of the
water comes from the continued
development of the Tampa and
Cape Coral areas. That develop-
ment is what is sending bad water
into the river, not the lake. We also
hope they understand that the
value of the dike is to save lives and
is not there for agriculture, but
mostly we hope to make them
understand that this is our liveli-,
hood they are wanting to toss aside
and that we live here because we
want to."
As part of an impressive array of
invited guests to the school, Con-
gressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.) came
to field questions from, the class
Nov. 30 and offered his encourage-
ment in taking on this challenge.
"The biggest piece of advise I
can give you is to not go in there
looking for a fight," he said. "Be'
willing to listen to their concerns
and they will likely be willing to lis-


tle water from Lake Okeechobee
makes it way west of the lake and
that the bulk of the water coming
into the river, is in fact, coming
from development in the Tampa
and Cape Coral areas.
Congressman Foley had just
departed from a much tougher
crowd in the form of students from
Moore Haven High School who
grilled the congressman about this
very issue and for the most part,
was much tougher on the sea-
soned politician. Glades County
Commissioner Butch Jones
thought the lawsuit was "saber-rat-
tling" and recognized both the
Corps and SFWD last Monday by
proposing a resolution of support
for both agencies in the last Glades
County Commissioner's meeting.
"These people want our water
when there is a drought and don't
want it when there's not a drought,"
said Commissioner Jones. "They
can't have it both ways."
Congressman Foley agreed.
"Florida has always been feast
. or famine," he said. "We either
have too much or too little."
Congressman Foley briefly
explained the federal government's
plan to build a series of reservoirs
and that when they successfully
reduce the lake to 11 feet, that


ten to yours. Make them under-
stand the value of working the farm
and how difficult it is. That this is
the life you choose and how impor-
tant it is to our nation and the
world."
Congressman Foley made him-
self available to the students to
answer a variety of questions.
Being a United States congress-
man, Mr. Foley not only deals with
local issues, but national issues and
has the president's ear on occa-
sion. But this did not matter to the
students, who focused their discus-
sion on Lake Okeechobee and
what the congressman could do to
help them secure their chosen
lifestyle for now and in the future.
"I was very impressed," said
Congressman Foley following the
discussion. "These students not
only have a lot of passion for a sub-
ject that affects their everyday life,
but were very knowledgeable on
the subject. I have to say that I did
not expect that. It was very impres-
sive."
Even Mr. Foley's chief of staff
who usually works out of the con-
gressman's Washington D.C. office
said she was stunned and very
impressed with the questions and
comments that came from the stu-
dents. One of the first questions
was of course, what the congress-
man thought of Lee County's pro-
posal to flood the sugar cane fields.
"It's ridiculous," said the con-
gressman. "I was harangued by a
reporter from Stuart on that very
question and I asked how he


scraping and de-mucking will
begin to help restore the lake.
Congressman Foley also
received support for his decision to
.support the war on terror.
"There is a lot of nastiness in the
air in D.C.," said the congressman.
"What we are being reduced to is a
bunch of whining babies. Two
thousand lives is nothing to trivial-
ize," he said referring to the num-
ber of U.S. casualties since the war
began.
Congressman Foley said that
there has to be some middle
ground and said that the democrats
had some valid points in wanting
more of a timetable for how long
our troops will be there, but said
that to pull out all of our troops
now is nonsense.
"If you looked at Iraq and
Afghanistan four years ago, they
were much different, places than
they are now," he said. "We have
made a lot of progress and with
more time, will continue to make
progress. The democrats and the
American people just want to
know how much more time are
we talking about."
Commissioner Jones and Coun-
ty Manager Taylor are both Viet-
nam veterans and referred to a tele-
vised speech by Sam Johnson,


would like it if I suggested we flood
his country club. The suggestion to
shut down all the farms is a lack of
understanding of how important
farming is to all of us and that this
should not be an issue that brings a
fight between 'us' and 'them'."
Congressman Foley also said
that the notion that a small, rural,
area along Lake Okeechobee is
somehow responsible is also
ridiculous, but said that everyone
should step up and take some
responsibility.
"This area is not responsible for
the problems on the coast," he
said. "People enjoying the
resources that come from this area
have to accept some the responsi-
bility too. We all have to work
together."
Ultimately, that is the one mes-
sage that Ms. Drake's class hopes to
deliver to Sanibel. This is every-
one's problem and it's going to
take everyone working on a solu-
tion and that playing some kind of
blame game, especially by using
false and partial information as
tools, is not going to help solve any-'
thing. But there were no high
expectations going into the Dec. 6
meeting. Ms. Drake is happy to
have her students gain some valu-
able experience in the political
arena and especially by addressing
such an important subject.
"This problem is going to take a
long time to correct," she said. "I
want my students to think long'
term, because long term, it's their
problem too." *


another Vietnam veteran and
POW. Mr. Johnson had said he
heard Congress talking about
pulling out of Vietnam while he
was still in the midst of his four-year
stint as POW. Mr. Johnson said he
remembers that he thought his
country was going to leave him
there for the rest of his life and
recalled the despairing memories
of hearing his countrymen about to
give up on him.
Congressman Foley heard that
speech as well, and said, "Once
you send our boys and girls to war,
then you better stand up like a man
and get the job done and get the
victory," said the congressman.
Commissioner Jones thanked
the congressman for his support of
the troops and said he is thankful
that they don't have to worry about
coming home and taking off their
uniforms before walking out in
public, as he was forced to do when
he returned home from Vietnam.
Congressman Foley said he
thinks every American should read
the book, "1776". "People would
have a better understanding of this
country," he said. "They would
understand the sacrifice and the
bloodshed it took to create this
nation. It didn't happen overnight.
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when I hear some groups pick on a
small community where there are
fewer voters, but at the same time,
someone needs to step up."
Mr. Foley views that responsibili-
ty to be everyone's, including him-
self and acknowledged the com-
plexity of the problem.
"We want to get the lake down
to 11 feet," he said. "We want to get
to a point that we can keep it there
during wet seasons or times of
drought. The lake level, acts like a
pressure system, keeping the salt-
water from invading the aqua fil-
ters. That's why we see the salinity
levels in the aqua filters rise during
times of drought. The more pres-
sure we can take off the lake from
being considered a giant reservoir
the better, because we can develop
a means to use a different reservoir
system while maintaining the con-
sistency of the lake level."
. Congressman Foley said the sys-
tem would also bring an end to
"bad" water being fed into any sys-
tems south of the lake because the
system is designed like a human
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reservoir, flow through grass beds,
filtering the water, flow into the
next system and so on and so on.
The students asked whether or
, not this will create additional con-
cerns for lake area communities
during a hurricane.
"We will have a series of pumps
that will take the water back into
the lake when we are facing a cri-
sis," Congrissman Foley explained.
"And when the crisis passes,
we can slowly empty the water
back into the reservoir system."
One student said, "That's all
well and good for the future, but
that's not going to do anything for
the millions of tons of phosphorus
that are sitting at the bottom of the
lake now. That's going to have be
cleaned out," she said.
Congressman Foley agreed.
"Part of the plan is to de-muck
the lake," he said. "But we can't
even begin to think about that until
we get the lake down to 11 feet.
Scraping the bottom and de-muck-
ing are ultimately part of the plan."
The Congressman explained
that all these things take time and
that lessons are learned along the
way. He example the introduction
of the dreaded Melaluca Tree to the
area. Although the Melaluca' is
responsible for saving the state


from virtual bankruptcy in its initial
statehood, due to it's incredible
absorbing skills and drying up land
for development, the tree took on a
life of its own and is now consid-
ered detrimental to the state it once
saved.
Congressman Foley said that a
plan is in place to introduce an
insect that will feed on, and kill the
Melaluca. One aware student
asked the congressman if this was
truly wise, stating, "If we thought
introducing the Melaluca was a
good idea and it got out of control,
don't you think there's a chance
that this insect could get out of con-
trol after you introduce it?"
Congressman Foley could only
laugh and say, "That's a good
point."


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belief at Pahokee's loss.


Pahokee's loyal fans show up in force to support their beloved team.


Devils lose state title and taste the agony of defeat


Blue Devils lose to
the Celtics 37 to 30
By Nina G. Wills
MIAMI On one side of the
field at FIU. stadium in Miami,
there was celebration, cheers,
and lots of smiles. On the other
side of the field, there was disap-
pointment, heartbreak, and even
some tears. The Class 2B state
title game did not end the way
the Pahokee Blue Devils wanted.
The Devils were the ones left in
disbelief and shock. Yes, the
scoreboard was correct Trinity
Central Catholic 37, Pahokee 30.
The game was over, and the Blue
Devils came up just short in their
bid for. a third consecutive Class
2B state title. No questions need-
ed to be asked and no words
could bring comfort. The eyes of
the players told the story: They
came so close to the coveted vic-
tory, but in the. end it eluded
them.
The game was a tale of two
halves. Pahokee scored quickly
on their first possession hoping
to set the tempo. Quarterback
Robert "Rah Rah" Love connect-
ed with wide reciever Tanoris
Jones for a first down. Then,
Love hit Jones on a crossing pat-
tern in the middle of the field.
Jones outran ensuing defenders
and scored the first Devils' touch-
down on the 50-yard play. The
PAT by kicker Jose Rodriguez
was good. With 9:03 to go in the
first quarter,' the Devils were up
7-0 over the Celtics.
But Pahokee made critical
mistakes in the first half that
would cost them. With greatfield
position deep in the Celtic territo-
ry, running back Janoris Jenkins
fumbled the ball while fighting
for yards. The Celtics recovered
the ball and marched down the
field. Cornerback Ricky Gary and
linebacker Rudy Robinson were
out on a couple of plays with
injuries. They would return later.
With 3:04 to go in the first
quarter, the Celtics kicker
Michael Zacco made a 43-yard
field goal. On Pahokee's next
possession, Love fumbled the
ball while being sacked. Again,
the Celtics recovered the fumble,
this time close to midfield. A
roughing the passer penalty
aided the drive, and the Celtics
had a first and goal from the six-
yard line. Celtic running back
Grant ran straight up the middle
for the first Celtic touchdown.
The Celtics led the Devils 10-7 to
end the first quarter. Pahokee
punted on their next possession.
The Celtics had a short field to
work with and took advantage of
that opportunity. QB John Brant-
ley threw to his WR Graham for a
36-yard touchdown reception.
The Celtics increased their lead
to 17-7. -
Pahokee could never could
quite establish the run game and
relied on Love's arm. On a fourth
and two, the Devils were unable
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to the Celtics. The defense held
their ground forcing a Celtic
punt. With the ball at their own
31-yard line, Love attempted a
hand-off to RB Ricky Gary. The
exchange was mishandled and
the Devils fumbled for the third
time in the first half.
The Devils defense were out
on the field again to stop the
Celtics, but could not. The Celtics
RB Rudell Small powered his
way 19 yds. for another Celtics
touchdown. The Celtics capital-
ized on three Pahokee turnovers
by scoring 17 points. The Devils
moved the ball down the field
one more time before the half
ended. There were a few
dropped passes by receivers and
penalties called on the Devils.
Love, though, found one of
his favorite receivers Tamar-
cus Porter for a 28-yard gain.
Porter, fighting to get into the end
zone, lost his helmet before
being tackled by three defenders.
The next plays were disastrous.
With the ball at the seven-yard
line, the Devils were called for a
false start. Then Love overthrew
WR Martavious Odoms. Love
was sacked on the next play all
the way back to the 25-yard line.
With 1:05 to go, the Devils
faced a fourth and goal from the
22-yard line. Love ran on a quar-
terback keeper but was stopped
short. The Celtics went to half-
time with a 24-7 lead over the
Blue Devils. The Blue Devils did
not play with their usual intensity
and fizzled oncEThe Celtics took
the lead. Even hard-charging LB
Rudy Robinson was contained in
the first half by the Celtics.
The Devils, though, were
determined and fought hard in
the second half. On the first play
from scrimmage in the second
half, Love threw an interception.
Desmond Young got the pick and
ran it to the Devils 7-yard line. RB
Grant made the one-yard touch-
down run. The PAT attempt was
blocked by defensive lineman
Micanor Regis. The Devils faced a
deficit of 30-7, a feat that seemed
nearly impossible to overcome.
Pahokee finally found their
rhythm on the next possession
and everything started clicking.
Love scrambled to get a first
down. Porter then caught a 51-
yard pass from Love in double
coverage and broke free from
tackles. Porter left the defenders
in the dust and scored the sec-
ond Blue Devils touchdown. The
attempt at the two-point conver-
sion failed.
The Devils were fired up by,
this play, and the defense forced
a Celtic punt. On the Devils next
drive, Love threw to Odoms for a
* first down. With 6:35 to go, Love
threw a beauty to WR Nikita
White who remarkably stayed in
bounds tiptoeing on the sidelines
for a touchdown. The fake two-
point conversion did not fool the
Celtics, but the Devils were rally-
ing back and cut into the Celtics
lead 30-19. With two quick
strikes, the Devils sidelines got a
new life. Pahokee's faithful fans


were electrified as Well.
After punts by both teams,
theDevils started at their own
seven-yard line. Odoms caught
the ball and made a spin move to
the outside gaining extra yards.
Love then stepped up into the
pocket and delivered a 71-yard
touchdown pass to Odoms. The
two-point conversion caught by
Tamarcus Porter was good. The
third quarter was completely
dominated by the Blue Devils.
The Devils showed their strength
as a team and were poised to
make a miraculous comeback
led by Sr. QB Robert Love.
The Devils defense pinned
their ears back and started going
after the Celtic quarterback. LB
Vincent Cheves had two sacks.
The Devils next drive moved
quickly with scrambles by Love,
runs by Gary, and catches by
Odoms and Porter. Porter had a
gain of 27 yards. With 8:14 to go
in the final quarter, the ball was
at the Celtic 15-yard line and
Pahokee faced a fourth and two.
Jenkins ran to the nine-yard
line giving the Devils a first and
goal. The Devils were called for a
holding penalty and a false start
penalty. Every time the ball was
moved closer to the end zone,
the Devils made mental errors
that brought the ball further
back. Looking at another fourth
down, the Devils decided to kick
the field goal. Jose Rodriguez
made the 24-yard field goal and
tied the ball game in the middle
of the fourth quarter.
The Celtics, though, had one
more scoring drive left in them.
On a third and 13, the QB hit his
receiver for a gain of 23 yards.
On the next play, RB Rudell
Small rushed 64 yards right up
the middle. A couple of Devil
defenders had a hand on Small
but missed the tackle. Small
scored a touchdown breaking
the tie and putting the Celtics
into the lead. This play quieted
the crowd and the Devils side-
line.
Pahokee still had a chance to
come back and. tie the game
again. Jones made a first down
catch. Love then hit Porter for a
20-yard pickup after a holding
penalty was called on the Devils.
On a fourth and five with the ball
at the 35-yard line, the Devils
committed another false start
penalty. Love stood in the back-
field to punt, but pulled the ball
back and threw to the right side-
line. The pass was incomplete.
The Devils defense did force a
Celtic punt. With 16 seconds left
in the game leaving Pahokee
with one -last shot to win the
game. Love threw to Porter in
the middle. Porter then tossed
the ball to Odoms who raced
down the sidelines hoping to get
into the end zone. Odoms was
pushed out of bounds at the
Celtic 27-yard line. With two sec-
onds to go and a season of
hopes and dreams on the line,
the game came down to one
play.
It was one play that Love and


*the Devils wished to get back,
because Love never had a
chance to throw the ball to one
of his talented receivers. The
snap from the center came too
early and Love pounced on the
ball as time expired.
The Devils showed the heart
of a true champion coming back
from a 30-7 deficit. But the mis-
takes that have been happening
in pYevious games penalties
and fumbles actually counted
and hurt the Devils in this game. It
was a day of bitter disappoint-
ment. The Devils broke a FHSAA
finals record with a total of 581
yards on offense. QB Robert Love
set a new record with 502 passing
yards, but that didn't help ease
the pain or the taste of defeat.
Records do not seem to mat-
ter when your team is not cele-
brating a victory. Love said, "We
didn't come down here to break
records, we came to break a
record by winning three state
championships for our school."
Spoken by a true football player.
Coach Foster said, "Right
now, I have to go console my
boys. These boys left everything
on the field."
Coach Foster headed to the
sidelines where he was faced
with the task of getting his play-
ers to pick up the pieces after an
agonizing loss. He shook his
head and said quietly, "We
thought we had it." *
That is what everyone
thought and believed. That is
what makes this ,defeat sting
even more. The Blue Devils fin-
ished the season 10-2 as the state
runners-up in Class 2B. Danielle
Foster, head coach Leroy Foster's
wife, told the players, "You are all
still Pahokee's champions. We
still love you the same."


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Raiders fall to Booker in semifinals


Submitted to INI/Sandi Smith
Tiger wrestling head coach Jess Alford discussed strategy
with Tiger wrestler Kris Smith during his medal run at the
Sebastian Invitational.
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Kris Smith (second from left) wrestled his way into the top
four at the Sebastian Invitational, a 16-team tournament.

Tigers open mat


season in Sebastian


By Mark Young
SEBASTIAN RIVER The
Clewiston High School wrestling
season is underway and the mat
squad began the 2006-2006 sea-
son in a 16-team tournament host-
ed by the Sebastian River Sharks
Dec. 3.
Junior mat warrior Kris Smith
was the highest finishing Tiger and
finished the marathon tournament
with a silver medal after dispatch-
ing every opponent he faced until
the gold medal match. Smith went
the distance, but fell by a score of
,8-3 to Eau Gallie's JoeAcquafred-
da, who is a senior returning as a
state qualifier from year ago.
There were more than a dozen
returning state qualifiers in the
140-pound division, one of the
most competitive weight divisions
in wrestling. The tournament fea-


tured schools ranging in class from
3A to 5A, so Smith's silver medal is
a strong statement that this young
Tiger may be making a lot of noise
this season.
- Smith is off to an early start this
season with a 5-1 record is expect-
ed to be a state contender this year
after placing in districts and being
the regional runner-up champion
in his sophomore season.
He's been active during the off-
season as well, competing in sev-
eral prestigious tournaments and
has one goal this year becom-
ing a state champion.
Nine other Tigers competed in
the tournament and will return to
competition this weekend as they
travel to Pinellas Park. The Tigers
are unusually young this year, but
expectations are that this young
team will be highly competitive as
the season progresses.


By Mark Young
MIAMI Glades Central had to
taste the bitterness of defeat for the
first time this season as the Raiders
dropped a Class 3A state champi-
onship semifinal playoff game to
Booker Dec. 2.
The Raiders found themselves
in a unique position as the first
quarter expired with the Raiders
facing a 17-0 deficit. The first quar-
ter was dominated by Booker with
the Raiders giving up a 25-yard
scoring scamper only to see the
Booker defense step up and return
a 21-yard fumble for the second
score of the quarter.
Booker added a field goal late in
the quarter to take a 17-0 lead over
the stunned Raiders. The Raider
defense settled into their groove as
the second quarter began and the
reputable Raider, defense kept
Booker from the end zone for the
remainder of the first half.
Glades Central's powerful


offense had tough time against a
stubborn defense, but did manage


Crist to


ask for


a review
TALLAHASSEE After the
Florida Supreme Court decided to
not review whether photographs .
and videotapes of the Carlie Brucia .,
crime scene should be kept private S
- and lifted a provisional stay -
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announced that he will ask the ANNUIT
United States Supreme Court for a
further stay. (80
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whose jurisdiction includes Florida
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on an issue that last week was "Our Il
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keep the photos private as provided'
through the Florida Constitution. In
seeking the stay in Florida courts
last week, Crist said that "even in A L
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have her privacy protected."


to find the end zone when Aston
Samuels found pay dirt from 13
yards out. The point after attempt
was unsuccessful, but the Raiders
had finally answered in cutting the
Booker advantage to 17-6 at the
break.
The Raider defense stepped up
again to keep Booker out of the end
zone through the third quarter,
leaving Glades Central's offense the
opportunity to continue cutting
into the Booker advantage. Cut
.they would, as Bryan Mann con-
nected with Denote Thompson
from 45 yards out for a crucial
Raider touchdown. Samuels
plunged in for the two-point con-
version and the Raiders found
themselves within three points of
Booker as the score stood at 17-14
with one quarter left to play.
Booker finally adjusted to the
stiffening Raider defense and put
together a scoring drive that ended
with a 32-yard run to glory to put


Booker up 24-14.
On the ensuing kickoff, Thomp-
son broke free from an array of
would-be tacklers to scamper 95
yards for a Raider touchdown and
game was back to a three-point
advantage with Booker clinging to
a 24-21 lead. Unfortunately for the
Raiders, that would be the final
score as time .ticked away on any
hopes of state championship glory
for the Raiders this year.
The Raiders were actually plus
two in turnovers, with Glades Cen-
tral and Booker each giving up two
fumbles. The Raider secondary
picked off the Booker quarterback
three times to one Raider intercep-
tion, but Booker was able to capi-
talize on the Raider miscues to seal
the victory. .
Mann was 5-of-17 on the day
with the one pick and threw for 116
yards. Booker only managed three
completions for 73 yards and was
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secondary. The difference Was the
ground game were Booker ran for
321 yards 44 total carries while the
Raiders mustered 162 yards on 34
carries.
Samuels had a stellar outing
against a good defense and rushed
for 128 yards on 22 carries. Thomp-
son hauled in three passes for 78
yards, Samuels had one reception
for 16 yards and Tarus McKinley had
a catch that was good for 22 yards.
The dominating efforts of the
Raiders this season will go for
naught this year, but the Raiders did
re-establish themselves as one of
the premier high school football
programs in the state and will look
to renew their state championship
quest nextyear.
Booker will advance to the state
championship game against St.
Augustine who defeated North
Marion 20-19 in their semifinal
match up.


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From left, back row, Martin Crawford, Brittany Bacallao and
from left, front row, Melanie Allen, Casey Crawford, Daniel
Jansen, Issabella Allen were all winners of the Nov 19 Elks
Lodge sponsored soccer shoot.


Issabella Allen poses with Brian Brantly, state soccer shoot
director.


Soccer shooters


return with medals


CLEWISTON Six Clewiston
residents and their families made
the long trip to Umatilla for the
Elks State Soccer Shoot Champi-
onships 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
student at Westside Elementary
School. Her sister, Melanie Allen,
placed third in the Under-10 girls
division. Another Westside stu-
dent, Casey Crawford, won the
second place trophy in the boys
Under-12 division. His division
had representatives from all four
regions.


Daniel Jansen, who attends
Glades Day School, placed sec-
ond 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 Crawford placed sec-
ond 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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HOMES:
$* 712,000 4BD/3EA home on 1+/- acre. Home has vaulted
and coffer ceilings, a sound proof studio, moveable island in
kitchen and an above ground pool just to name a few of the lux-
uries that this beautiful home offers. There is also a 1+/- acre
adjoining lot available.
* $155,000. 2BD/IBA spacious home, features a completely
fenced in yard and an above ground pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
SREDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
3BD/2BA 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/IBA mobile home in Muse which rests on
5+/- acres features a new well and roof Property is also fenced
with a shed and pond.
* $275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages
galore.
* $115,000 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 yard.
$1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock
property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts on
two roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/.- acre. One of a
kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with dean hill 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,.


238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Sandra Alexander, Linda Delde Davis,
James Tanner, Roxanna Cisneros, Kevin Nelson,
Rose Mason, Dwight Hatfield, Trinity Oxnam
www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
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Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000. 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed,
* $180,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-de-
sac street. One of only a few lots left in this quiet neighborhood.
* $145,000 4.,70+/- acres, The perfect place for your dream
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montunr. There is a sin-
gle wide mobile home included with the property. The mobile
home is to be sold "as is."
;* $89,90 p pile
home padV 0,5itseplich"n. M ,
* $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 Monturm.
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 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on Appalossa
Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
$* 55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Montura.
M $55,000 -1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart oo,
Monturna. _
$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 County Build
your dream home on this lot today!
0 $55,00U.onl cmNTRTt.
$55,000 .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
road in Montura.
* $54,900. .22+/-acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
* 54,000- .25+/- acre. Don't this perfect dream home lot
located in Lehigh Acres get awvay!
- $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
more information.
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LARGE 3/2/1 HOME IN PORT LABELLE. $900/M1 NO is zoned 03 m 0g an income pro-
PETS. during proapet iomies that are now being rented.
HOMF.S FO SA Asking $375,000.
NEW LISTING! 3BedroomP/Bath 1 car garage in Port iACR $A ro FOS
LaBelle. Tile through out house, updated appliances and IN MUS ERNWOO LANE. 101 Acres +- th
new kitchen cabinets. Asking $185,000. IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101 Acres +/- with
GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER HOME. wood frame house. Being sold 'As Is" Call for-more details.
lBedroom/lBath, 1 car garage in Country Village. Asking 2.5 ACRES in Pioneer Plantation. $79,000.
$92,500. 1ion.FRonSATE
OFF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD. 3Bedroom/IBath 2 LOTS in Moore Haven. $50,000 each.
I. 1.. 1. ', ,. h I I., ,I. I ,, 1 PI. LOT IN Lake Placid. $29,000.
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES 3Bedriom/2Bath, 2 car BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake Placid, Asking
garage built in 2001 and in excellent condition. Home over $55,000.
looks canal and located in a great area close to Ft. Myers hut BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old bik building
.. .. ., 1. .... ,,, '.. i ,,, l, i i. soll "As Is" Asking $40,000.
:,N PORI LIBl [I i 1. i i. .., i 'ii, i air garage LOTS I PORIV AIIEI.
home sits on a beautifully landscapled 25 acre lot inder the n.
prestigious oaks of LaBecle. Horie is well maaiained with LOT IN UNIT 7. Asking $47,000.
,10 + .1- ,r h 1,,-,.-,, ." ... 1 i1 i LOT.IN UNIT 7. Asking $45,000.
WtlED 2B\111- .. ,,, 1. h-,, ,.. .1 .. .llywog 2 LOTS on Sandelwood. Asking $42,000 each.
Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of river. Being sold "as is". KENT CT. near middle school, Asking $52,000.
REDUCED $550,000. N.E. TRADEWIND CIRCLE $65,900.


tiful 3/2 split-floor plan home. Retire regally in
the master suite featuring his and her closets,
his an JliHlpRalgbg4 F lr rate
tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced tea out
on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing breeze.
$229,900.
* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B
home offers style, space, convenience, storage
and a sensational price. Features include a spa-


* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B
home offers style, space, convenience, storage
and a sensational price. Features include a spa-
cious family' room, screened porch and lots
more. Asking price is only $195,000.


* Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this
country cozy 10 ACRES! The unique 2-Story
home has been remodeled and reborn! Each
floor has their own Living rooms, Bedrooms,
Bathrooms, and Kitchens. Filled with quality
craftsmanship this home is perfect for a large
family! Acreage is fenced, has a pond and an
additional set-up for another home site. Escape
to a peaceful life! $679,900.
* SELLER MOTIVATED! 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 workshop plus lots more.
Located in Alva, you're only minutes away from
city shopping or small town dining. Only
$299,900.
* Bumping into everybody? If you need room,
this 4BR/2BA pool Iome delivers! You'll love
comti' vr,,:r... rin relaxing in the-pool during
the hot summer months or smuggling in front
of the fireplace in the winter Priced at only
$275,000.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME Extra
effort to design and build a lasting quality home
makes this NEW Home totally eclipse the oth-
ers! Don't buy until you've examined this beau--


cious family room,
more. Asking price i
* Cute remodeled h
home
zoning -pan-s Tm
rental. Convert hom
use. $99,000.


* STOP DREAM
INGI This 2.5+/- ac
ing easy with a 3B
Featuring ceramic t
cious kitchen. Only
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Si lu pprox 10 Miles NE of LaBelle. Must see
.' . -. iRanch style home on 9.5 acres. This
re features built in double oven, range
at:,pace, 10 ft walk way completely around
S-. ., e home under roof, sprinkler system, two
.cII. This home is completely fenced in with
: pasture. There is too much to mention.
"' u r see!! $799,900.

['r, i ni, i .uj ''r, this three bedroom and
S." r .h ,'ir, Ilily room. This home has
t. ..r ,, ..- ,.,,i| remodeled. Newer roof,
-" ",';c v,, vi, r ,, .-.v kitchen with tile counter
/L__ '"'l^ "' I,.,. ii, rhi,-iuw.h:iut, new interior doors and
,b .-i-,r ,. d rive way, inside laundry.
Sy'Aol.ir' l 'ta'i'.:': to school and shopping.
SC, ,- ,,.h i,) mentioned its shows like
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ing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured home.
Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls, and spa-
cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate,-
3BR/2B mobile home on .40+/- acre of land.
BomNlEB R ITn )IACiTes and
fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only
$59,900.
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screened porch and lots S I S
isonly $195,000. The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
home on a 1/2 lot! This little meant dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwy 27
n atur fr.Lntage. Next to water plant. Property was cleared
ac i. t as a except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
ne into an office for future and see! $750,000.
BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
W.' tj i | Just'minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
S* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover. Priced
at only $95,000.
Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private and seclud-
ed 2+/- acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
IING AND START LIV- 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
cre mini estate makes relax- $85,000.
3R/2B manufactured home. Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
ile, textured walls, and spa- Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$179,900. $46,000.
rcus? No clowning around 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
u'll enjoy in this spacious Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


JUIV.U vtiol Ull LltdLeu z.. + /- a/LL.. n jw ,
sure to check out the huge horse barn and
workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
shop. Lower your blood pressure! '$199,900.
- 4BR/2B manufactured home on 2.29+/-
acres, tI ibtE pglGqpllAI The
home features separate living & family rooms,
upgraded appliances and much more.
$179,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIV-
ING! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relax-


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* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER!
1/2 Acre lot in Alva'on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing .Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
the dream lot for your new home look no fur-
ther. 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
investment 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 wAarge 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.
* Unit 8 lot in Port LaBelle $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
Outside LaBelle limits but only minutes from
town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
acreage close to LaBelle. $46,900.
-. 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially
cleared and ready for your dream home. This
property has a well, septic, electric and an older
mobile home for rental income. Praved at only
$40,000 per acre.


* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-I commercial just
South of LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on
SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$450,000.
* .-, r. ,:.r',: .]ram! By purchasing this com-
mercial corner lot with -.:r. "-'-i r.t.r..i hone'
for rental.4nconie could multiply your invest-
ment! 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 rezon-
ing to Business. $119,900.


580 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935

863-675-1973
If you are thinking of buying or selling, give us a call!
CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT www.newhorlzons-re.com
So Habla Espanol


MiS Specializing in Hendry & Glades County!
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MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the rapidly growing area
of Muse! Ideal for investment!
$59,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
MUSE
4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a manageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. S79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
PALMDALE
Affordable 3BR/2B mobile
home w/ new well & water sys-
tem, located on an oversized
fenced lot. $79,900
Listed by Emily Ankeney
863.673.0141
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on a manicured
lot close to c% er %ihirig' S95.9110
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066
LABELLE
4BR/1B 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! $122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676A.4SOO


LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726
MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.3856
PORT LABELLE
2BR/IB home, with charm to
spare, located on a private lot in
Country Village. $130,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
MUSE
2BR/2B mobile home located
on 1 +/. beautiful acre in Muse!
$154,000 .
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $175,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PORT LABELLE


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

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PORT LABELLE
Brand spanking new 3BR/2B
CBS home on a lovely lot close
to schools & parks! $184,900
Listed by' Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
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
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre comer lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350
LABELLE
Cute-as-a-buttom 2BR/lB log
cabin on 2 +/- acres just outside
our town. $199,000
Listed by Greg Bone
$ 863.836S01910,


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 fracey 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 Hailman
86.673.1735


LAUELLE.
Upgrades around every corner
set this 2BR/2B home, located
in a great neighborhood, apart
from all others. $214,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole, boasts a new
metal roof, 'new A/C system &
upgrades galore $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229,6385
LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
"extreme makeover" and is
transformed into. a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a loft, $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
4BR':B CBS pool home lo-
cated on an oak-co\cred & se-
cluded 0.40 +/- acre lot, boasts
many upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's 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


dacxrs just uuis. u 1ee tLi "ii.
Horse stalls & barn! S285,00011
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, 2 stocked
ponds & fencing. $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
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
863.836.0191
ORTONA
2BR/1B doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
& practically new. Located in
Ortona on the river. $425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600


ORTONA
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. S450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600


LABELLE
2BRB/1 mobile home located
on 20 +/- acres iii a booming
area of Hendry Co.! Great in-
vestment opportunity! $500,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675A.400
LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on 1
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/D. $750,000
Listed by Greg Bone.
863.836.0191

LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres in
a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
on 1 + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lift. Beauty abounds inside &
out!, $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
LOOKING TO ASSOCIATE
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Spread the holiday cheer with the colors of Ivy


Beyond colorful Poinsettias
and aromatic Christmas trees,
many other seasonal plants are
now available to brighten our
homes.
Since one of my favorite
Christmas carols is "The Holly
and the Ivy", and because many
holiday planters contain ivy, it is
the subject of this week's col-
umn. There are several species of
plants that are called ivy. English
ivy is a staple of northern land-
scapes, but soils and heat limit its
use in Florida Yards. The look and
feel of its flowing green foliage
works well inside the home.
Another ivy for greater success
in local landscapes is Algerian Ivy,
a commonly used houseplant. If
your holiday plans call for topiar-
ies, baskets or walls or beds of a
mat of foliage, consider using
Creeping Fig. However, ivies can
become invasive, and should be
"let out of the pot" and into the
yard only with caution.


There are over 480 named cul-
tivars of Hedera (Ivy) grown com-
mercially. Interest in ivy has
improved with many new colors
- from all shades of green,
white, yellow and gold. Some ivy
leaves are so delicately cut they
resemble the print a bird's foot
makes in the sand, while others
are curly or fan shaped. They are
used in hanging baskets, mixed
containers, for topiary, or are
.grown as groundcovers, garden
specimens, and some as shrubs.
As a house plant, ivy needs
four or more hours a day of direct
sunlight, but can grow fairly well
if given indirect light. Keep the
soil evenly moist and supplied
with an all purpose fertilizer, half
strength, once a month during
periods of active growth. Con-
tainer grown ivy prefers to be
kept on the cool side, a challenge
for us in Florida, so like your
Poinsettia consider putting it
out at night to approach the ideal


night temperatures of 50 to 55
degrees.
After the holiday decorations
are removed from ivy dish gar-
dens, they can be enjoyed for
their own natural beauty. As they
become overcrowded, plants
may be repotted. To make ivy
runners more full, pinch off the
stem tips. Common pests are
mites, mealybugs and leaf spot.
Be cautious about using pesti-
cides with ivies, as some will
show sensitivity to these chemi-
cals.
English Ivy does well in con-
tainer culture, and with hundreds
of different kinds available, these
are the ones found in holiday
planters. As the plant becomes
older, mature leaves develop with
fewer lobes. The mature growth
is difficult to root as a cutting.
In northern areas, English Ivy
is used as a ground cover or
allowed to climb walls on Ivy
League schools and private


homes alike. It is a problematic
weed in some cases, and has
been difficult to manage once
escaped. In our local landscapes
it will not be a problem because it
doesn't like our salt air, sweet
soil, wet 'feet or high heat. If you
find the right spot for English Ivy,
be careful not to step into the bed
after it is established. Raking the
leaves or cleaning debris can also
damage ivy beds if necessary
to clean leaves in the bed, use a
leaf blower.
Algerian Ivy is also called
Canary Island or Madeira Ivy, and
is another component of holiday
planters. Algerian ivy will do well,
indoors or out. It grows best in
moist, highly organic soil in full
sun to deep shade. There are also
many new hybrid varieties of
Algerian ivy available today, rang-
ing from simple variegation to
creamy white leaves. The cultivar
'Variegata' has leaves with
cream-colored margins flecked


with green, and grey-green or
blue-green mid-sections; 'Canary
Cream' has green leaves with
cream-colored margins. Algerian
Ivy leaves may get to be six to
eight inches across.
If you release Algerian Ivy into
your Florida Yard, you will find it
a slightly better plant for the local
landscape than English Ivy
because of increased heat toler-
ance. But it still has limited adapt-
ability under local conditions. It
could be a good groundcover in a
shady location with bold leaves
quickly providing a mat of
foliage. Like its English cousin,
the aerial roots will guide the
plant up tree trunks, walls, or trel-
lises, and it is grown from young
cuttings.
Creeping Fig is found in a few
potted plants' that are making use
of a more tropical answer to the
temperate ivies. This plant is used
in topiaries or hanging baskets,
as well as in the landscape. Culti-


vars include: 'Minima', with slen-
der, small.leaves; 'Quercifolia',,
tiny lobed leaves, somewhat like
miniature oak leaves; and 'Varie-
gata', with have creamy white
foliage markings.
Be forewarned this is a mem-
ber of the Ficus family, with
issues about invasive growth.
When grown in full sun, leaves
often take on a yellowish cast. If
kept in bounds, creeping fig can
produce a dense, rapid growth of
small, dark green, overlapping
leaves on slender stems.
On walls, Creeping Fig lends a
lacy pattern in its early stages of
growth. It needs no support to
adhere to a wall. As twigs reach
about 2-years-old, larger mature
leaves develop on moderately
thick, hairy stems. It may also
produce inedible fruit that look
like chicken eggs. This Ficus can
make a low, dense ground cover
only one or two inches high.


After the storm don't get stung


Permits to kill pacific sea turtles?


Extension agents in southern
Florida are getting accustomed
to providing hurricane recovery
information. Unfortunately, it's
not a new topic. But a new
unexpected chapter to storm
recovery is appearing in our
area: We have had many folks
ask us in the past few weeks:
"What's going on with all the
bees and wasps flying around?"
The calls center around two
of our common stinging insects,
yellow jackets and honeybees.
While I wrote a.story-abgut yel-
low jackets two years ago, some
updated facts about these pests
are now in order. Today's col-
umn will review stinging wasps
and bees, and suggest what can
'be done 'when they become a
nuisance in Florida Yards.
When our office gets
requests for help with these
stingers, one of the first ques-
tions we tackle is which insect
are we are -dealing with. It is
pretty easy to distinguish
between honeybees and yellow
jackets by their appearance, but
few people want- to get that
close to really figure it out. Their
behavior is another way to make
some good guesses as to which
insect is in the area.
There are distinct differences
in color: Yellow jacket wasps
are, well, yellow, with white and
black their back abdomen
has alternating stripes that go all
the way around their body. Hon-
eybees are basically golden
brown and black in color. .
The way these insects fly
around is a clue to their identity.
Bees are found around flowers,
looking for nectar. Yellow jack-
ets are looking for caterpillars
and other insects to prey on, but
in the fall are often seen hover-
ing around food, trashcans and
dumpsters, Yellow jacket food
preferences change from diets
of insects to sugar when they
begin to store carbohydrate food
for the winter.
With the storms, normal
wasp food sources were disrupt-
ed. And remember that after


Wilma, a cold front arrived to
encourage this change in food
preference. No wonder we have
had many calls about yellow
jackets from restaurants, event
coordinators and schools alike.
The best defense is to cover
trash cans, double bag contain-
ers of garbage that contain food
wastes, and wash out those
waste receptacles to remove
sugary food sources.
Honeybees are considered to
be beneficial, insects because
the pollination services they pro-
vide bring us many different
food products. They are also a
source of honey and beeswax.
Commercial beekeepers "train"
bees to live in hives, however,
they can sometimes escape and
take up housekeeping in
unwanted places. There are also
colonies of wild bees that can
also move from hollowed out
trees or hanging in swarms into
openings in houses.
Honeybees and wasps taking
up residence in and around
homes are a problem and can
be a serious problem if people
have allergic sensitivity to bee
stings. For these people, stings
can be a life or death matter. A'
trip to the hospital will be neces-
sary for those allergic to 'bee
stings.
In other cases, stinging bees
may only be a serious nuisance.
Qne of our local callers needed a
FEMA blue roof_applied after
Wilma, but when the contrac-
tors arrived, they backed off
because a honeybee colony was
living in the roof cornice that
needed to be covered. That's
where our office cameinto the
picture.
Traditionally, insect problems
are "solved" by spraying pesti-
cides. However, it is sometimes
a challenge to find a pest control
operator willing to spray sting-
ing insects. In the case of honey-
bees, another option exists -
some local beekeepers may be
willing and able to "extract" a
swarm and use the combs to
strengthen their own commer-


cial hives. Our office maintains a
list of the licensed beekeepers in
the area that may be willing to
assist if honeybees are a prob-
lem.
Beekeepers are important
agricultural producers., and
there is a wealth of information
available on how to take up
apiculturee". Recent challenges
,to beekeepers include parasites
of honeybees, the arrival of
aggressive Africanized honey-
bees, challenges with prices due
to cheap imports, and urbaniza-
tion that makes some bee hives
an attractive nuisance. Despite
these challenges, beekeepers
are valuable agricultural produc-
ers and our office can help
you learn how to be a beekeeper
if you would like to explore this
dynamic enterprise.
Yellow jacket removal is a bit
more challenging. There are a
few companies now interested
in removing yellow jackets.
What they are looking for are the
nests, which can provide lots of
wasp venom that is used to
make desensitization shots.
If relocation of bee colonies
"and removal of wasp nests can't
be done, a competent pest con-
trol company should be used.
Licensed pest control businesses
have access to more kinds of
pesticides and equipment, plus
the training to safely use them.
Call us if you need a bulletin
with the latest UF pesticide rec-
ommendations for wasp and
bee control. And BEE safe -
don't get stung.


SAN DIEGO The Pacific
Fisheries Management Council
will vote preliminarily on an appli-
cation by the Vermont based Fed-
eration of Independent Seafood
Harvesters to allow drift gillnets,
also known as "curtains of
death," to be used again in a vast
protected area along the Califor-
nia and Oregon coastline. Envi-
ronmentalists from numerous
organizations are opposing the
exempted fishing permit because
it threatens to injure and kill large
numbers of sea turtles, marine
mammals and non-target fish.
"These drift gillnets have been
called 'curtains of death'," said
Robert Ovetz, PhD, Save the
Leatherback Campaign Coordi-
nator of the Sea Turtle Restoration
Project, "because they kill every-
thing that they catch."
The United Nations banned
driftnets on the high seas in 1991
and the U.S. has followed with
recent closures to large areas in
U.S. waters including the time
and area closures along the Pacif-
ic. Since 2001, areas north of
Point Conception to an intersect
with the Oregon coast has been
closed to drift gillnet fishing from
Aug. 15 through Nov. 15 in order
to protect endangered
leatherback and loggerhead sea
turtles. This fishery, which targets
swordfish with drift gillnet gear,
has had no recorded takes of
leatherback sea turtles during the
past three years.
"For a fishery that wreaks such
serious havoc on marine life
including mammals, seabirds,'


and endangered sea turtles, the
question ought not be about
opening an area,".said Jim Ayers,
vice president and director of the
Pacific for Oceana. "Instead we
should be asking if and how we
should continue this fishery.
Somebody is asking the wrong
question."
Since 2002 alone, 64 dolphins,
whales, seals and sea lions have
been killed by the drift gillnet fish-
ery. Additionally;, seabirds includ-
ing Northern fuljijis and
Cassin's auklet have been injured
or killed.
The proposed exemption
would allow as many as two
thirds of the remaining 36 vessels
in the drift gillnet fishery into the
dosed areas.
Earlier this year, 1,007 scien-
tists from 97 countries and 281
non-governmental organizations
from 62 countries delivered a let-
ter to the United Nations urging it
to implement a moratorium on
harmful industrial fisheries
including drift gillnets.
The scientists wrote, "The
Pacific leatherback sea turtle is at
the top of the list of species being
driven to the brink of extinction
by increased efforts of global
industrial fishing. The Pacific
leatherback turtle's nesting popu-
lation has plummeted from
91,000 in 1980 to fewer than
5,000 in 2002. Recent studies
warn that unless immediate and
significant steps are taken, the
world's largest and most wide-
ranging sea turtle will soon
become extinct. Leatherbacks


have swum the Earth's oceans for
over 100-million years and are
part of a complex web of life that
is rapidly unraveling. If we allow
the leatherback to vanish from
the oceans, we alter the balance
that exists amongst predators and
prey and risk the future of a host
of other marine species. Leading
sea turtle biologists and ocean
experts recognize that pelagic'
longline and gillnet fishing pose
the principal immediate threats to
Pacific leatherback turtles at sea."
The Pacific Fishery Manage-
ment Council will consider re-
opening an area to the drift gillnet
fishery in a discussion of Highly
Migratory Species Management.
The final vote on the application
will take place at the March 2006
meeting of the Council.

Resources
A copy of the two joint let-
ters from 'environmental organi-
zations opposing the exempted
permit are available upon
request.
For a copy of the complete
scientist and NGO letters to the
UN go to: httpVfA/ww.seaturtles.org/
press release2.cfm?presslD=261
For information about the
Pacific .Fisheries Management
Council meeting go to:
http://www.pcouncil.org/bb/200
5/bb1105.html.
For a review copy of the Sea
Turtle Restoration Project's new
documentary film Last Journey
for the Leatherback? Contact
Robert Ovetz, PhD.


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Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
published, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To help
us provide lake-area coverage,
request a sports information sheet
or please send game stats to
myoung@newszap.com.
Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
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. 9: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m. I
Dec. 10: Pahokee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 17: Glades Central, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Glades Central, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 7: Glades Day, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Dunbar, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13: Estero, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Home,


7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Cypress Lake, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: Immokalee, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 24: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Wrestling:
Dec. 10: At Pinellas Park Invita-
tional
Dec. 16-17: At Southside duals
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County
Invitational
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational
at Suwannee


Jan. 21: Marauder duals at
Clearwater Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals -
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lake-
land
Girls Soccer:
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, 6p.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,


Sports in Brief


Youth basketball league
BIG CYPRESS The Big Cypress
recreation youth basketball 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 Clewis-
ton 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.
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-
tions you can contact Tammy
Watkins at (863) 673-1197.
Fishing tournament
CLEWISTON The BASS
Busters and Renegades Team Tour-
nament Trails are co-Hosting the
16th annual Toys 4 Tots bass fishing
tournament on Saturday Dec. 10, in
Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee.
The tournament will be held from
safelight (about 6:15 a.m.) to 3 p.m.
The weigh-in will be held at Roland
& Maryann Martin's Marina. The
Entry Fee for the tournament is $50,
plus two unwrapped toys of any
Stype. There will be cash prizes and
trophies for the winners. For details,
please contact Chris Fickey at (941)
232-9539. Entries will be accepted
until the tournament starts Saturday


morning, JUST DO NOT FORGET
YOUR TOYS!
This will be an exciting event
and we hope to have over 100 boats
in the tournament. Even if you do
not fish come on out and donate
some toys for the children of Clewis-
ton and watch the weigh. Toys may
be dropped off anytime at any of the
Marinas in Clewiston (Roland &
Maryann Martin's Marina, Scott
Martin's Anglers Marina or Jolly
Rogers Marina). Just make sure to
drop some toys by this week.
The Renegades Team Trail will
also be holding their regular
monthly tournament in Clewiston
on Sunday Dec. 11, from safelight
to 3 p.m. Entry Fee is $80 and the
contact is Fred Shuey.
Registrations for
Baseball and Softball
CLEWISTON. Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will be
holding registration for the upcom-


ing season at Clewiston Middle
School cafeteria on 'Dec. I 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.
Coast Guard makes
house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come
to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed
on your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informa-
tive and confidential boat inspec-
tion. Avessel safety check decal will
be placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


Away, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian, Away,
8p.m.
Dec. 13: Benjamin, Home, 7
p.m.
-Dec. 17: American Heritage
(Delray), Away, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newman,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Clewiston, Home, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 8 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 8 p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage
(Delray), Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away,
7p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30


p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball:
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,
6p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central, Home,
2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Away,
7p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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Eva Mae Whidden Williams: Pioneer


This account continues the
Williams family history, which Mrs.
Eva Mae Williams has generously
offered to share with our readers.
We appreciate being allowed to be
included and value the confidence.
There are many small details of
everyday life in these stories.
Account edited by MaryAnn
Morris
We were still living in Spring Val-
ley when I met Zibe Williams.
Spring Valley was on Highway 66
between Zolfo and Highway 27.
We had gone to a revival in
Crewsville, Old Uncle Sam Dur-
rance was preaching and Zibe had
just come from Central America.
He was taking a vacation from
his job down there with the Ameri-
can Fruit Company in Honduras.
He had grown up in Crewsville. I
remember he had a goatee. He
came over to me after the service
was out and asked if he could walk
me to the car. When we got there,
mom was already there in the front
seat. Mama laughed that night after
we left the church about Zibe's
goatee teasing me. She said it
looked like he had swallowed a
mule, all but the tail! After that we
just started going together. He
would come to the house and
mama would let me go out if
Emory and his girlfriend went too.
After we got married we went


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to Lakeland and spent the night at
that hotel that's right on the lake,
then we stopped by Uncle John
and Aunt Willie's. After that we
went on down to Miami, came
back up the coast and then to
mama's.
We had a house built in
Crewsville. It was a four-room
house. We got an old bathtub and
ran a pipe from the pump in the
front yard through a hole in the wall
so we could go outside and pump
water into that bathtub, then we'd
heat more water on the stove and
add it in. We didn't have electricity
then. We used kerosene lamps to
see at night. We had chickens and a
garden, but no milk cow. We got a
car later. Someone had a wreck
and Zibe went and bought that old
car for about $25 or $30.'
Then we moved on to Brighton.


Special to Independent Newspapers of Florida/Florida Memory Project
Zolfo Springs was a pioneer town in the 1930s around the
time that Miss Eva Mae Whidden married Zibe Williams.


The house in Brighton was on the
edge of a hammock and it had two
bedrooms. There weren't any
neighbors, hardly; Jackie Daughtry
was running the post office and
Roy was working for the railroad
and there was Joan, their daughter.
Roy's parents lived right down the
road close to us. There was Ray
Raulerson and Pearl, Flaudy and
Troglin (Troglin was his last name
and they called him that).
One time it was Zibe's birthday
and he was bragging that nobody
could pull anything over on him


like a party. So we got it all fixed up
and we were sitting there and these
cars started coming up the road. He
jumped up it scared him 'cause
he thought something had hap-
pened. We were laughing and then
it dawned on him that it was a sur-
prise party!
There were only about half a
dozen or so families and the only
recreation was getting together like
that. There was.that old swimming
pool. The Sharps were running the
old store and the old hotel was
there.


Rumsfeld: Oil, gas drilling

off Florida "incompatible"


WASHINGTON, DC. -
Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld says legislation that
would bring drilling much closer
to Florida is "incompatible with
military [testing and training]
activities" in the Gulf of Mexico,
according to U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson.
Rumsfeld has weighed in on
the oil-and-gas drilling issue at
the request of Nelson, who
sought the opinion of the Penta-
,gon in October through both the
chairman and ranking minority
member of the Senate's Armed
Services Committee.
Rumsfeld, in a letter, told the
head of that committee, Senator
John Warner of Virginia, that the
Pentagon and the Department of
Interior have an existing agree-
ment recognizing much of the
eastern Gulf as "especially criti-
cal to the [national defense] due
to the number and diversity of
military testing and training
activities conducted there."
For months now, Nelson has
maintained in Senate debate that
various lawmakers' attempts to
expand offshore drilling could
threaten our nation's military


"We can't allow the
oil companies to
undermine our long-
term national defense
interests."
Donald Rumsfeld,
Defense Secretary
readiness by disrupting military
weapons testing and training.
The western boundary of the
military training area in the Gulf
- as defined by Rumsfeld is
234 miles west of Tampa Bay.
Legislation that Nelson and Sen-
ator Mel Martinez have fought
would have allowed drilling as
close as 25 miles off the coast.
Some lawmakers even now
are proposing a 150-mile buffer
that still would cut 84 miles into
the military's training area,
which is why Nelson said he'll
keep fighting attempts by pro-
drilling forces to bring oil and gas
rigs closer to Florida.
"We can't allow the oil com-
panies to undermine our long-
term national defense interests,"
he said.


Florida job outlook improving in Hendry/Glades Counties


By MaryAnn Morris
Jobless rates in Central Florida
counties improved since 2004, but
still exceed state and national aver-
ages. In Hendry County, October
2004 showed 9.7 percent jobless,
now that number is down to 8.4
percent, a 1.5 percent improve-
ment, but a full four-percent higher
than the statewide average.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) in conjunction
with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta-
tistics has released
employment/unemployment
numbers for October 2005 and
Florida continues to lead the nation
in the number of new jobs created.
The number of unemployed
Floridians has not been this low
since May 2000. Florida is creating
more new jobs than other compa-
rable states. Based on data from
September 2005, Florida led all
states in the number of new jobs


"Bryan Paul, from LaBelle, donated the land for
the facility and a grant from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture has been applied for to
develop and construct the school."
Tracey Whirls,
executive director of the Glades County EDC


created and had the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10
most populated states.
Nationally, the jobless rate is five
percent. Florida's rate is 3.4 per-
cent, a 1.3-percent improvement
over 2004's 4.7 percent.
Taken by county throughout
Florida, counties in Central Florida
still lag behind the state and nation-
al averages. For Glades, Hendry
and Okeechobee Counties, figures
issued by the AWl paint a different
picture for the local area although
things have improved over 2004.


Glades County had 5.4-percent
unemployment in October 2004,
this year the number had
decreased to 4.5 percent a 0.9
percent improvement.
Okeechobee County in 2004
showed 7.1 percent jobless. This
year that has dropped a full two
percent to 5.1 percent, again, still
higher than statewide by 1.7 per-
cent.
Central Florida Counties are
adding new jobs, an indicator of a
better economy. Glades County
added 270 jobs for a 5.3-percent


improvement. In Hendry County,
1,466 new jobs netted an 8.2-per-
cent increase in new jobs, and
Okeechobee County has 1,020
new jobs to gain 6.3 percent.
Hendry County is trying to
attract new jobs.
"We target 'small' businesses,
not in the traditional sense of up to
500 employees, but businesses
that will hire 20 to 50 people and
try for businesses that are compati-
ble with the existing businesses.
One might use another's product,
for instance. We are working with
South Florida Water Management
right now. They will begin con-
struction on the C-43 Reservoir in
2007. That project will create about
400 jobs. We are working to train
workers to operate heavy equip-
ment, to be carpenters and
masons. These are skills we will
need in Hendry County long after
this project in completed," said
Janice Groves, executive director of


the Hendry County Economic
Development Council (EDC).
Glades County Economic
Development Council is working
along with the Hendry County EDC
to bring Southwest Florida Techni-
cal Center to the area.
"Bryan Paul, from LaBelle,
donated the land for the facility and
a grant from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture has been applied for
to develop 'and construct the
school," said Tracey Whirls- execu-
tive director of the Glades County
EDC.
The Glades County EDC is also
working with Palm Beach Com-
munity College, who has a con-
struction education program to
bring a similar program here. Also
through the Farmworker Educa-
tion Program migrant labor is train-
ing as drywall installers. Glades
County EDC is working through
the "Main Street" program to reno-
vate historic downtown Moore


Haven.
Okeechobee County is working
to develop a broader tax base.
Crown Concrete has committed to
build a plant in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. The plant is projected to employ
1,300 people in five years. Crown
Concrete is currently working on
an agreement with Indian River
Community College to develop
programs to educate the employ-
ees they will need. Okeechobee
County and the Okeechobee
County School Board are commit-
ted to developing the educational
programs needed to produce the
skills needed for the future.
"The housing boom that every-
one is talking about will not bring
in enough ad valorem taxes what it
will require in services," said Joey
Hoover, executive director of the
Economic Council of Okeechobee.
"You have to develop a commer-
cial/industrial tax base in order to
succeed."


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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. has several job openings with
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PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
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The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes
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demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff &
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Resumes should be submitted by:
January 15th, 2006 to the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Personnel Committee,
RD. Box 275,
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dents & their parents. Reqs. Bachelor's degree in (863)674-0539.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS related area & 1-3 yrs relatedexp. MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS Learning best offer (863)675-2596
LPNSpecialist ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
This PART-TIME position will assist students with Works. Good condition. Full
*SERGEANT the Student Learning Center and provide support size w/ peddles. Very pretty.
*DENTAL ASSISTANT for the center's operations incl. tutor students de- $100 (863)357-1867
*SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR veloping & evaluating assessment instruments &
promoting the center to staff & students. Reqs.
MOORE HAVEN Bachelor's degree & 1-3 yrs related exp. ADBA AMER PIT BULL TERRI-
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY ER- Female, asking $200,
EC NALA L Y Technical Production good hog dog
1990 East SR78NW Specialist (863)357-1867.
Moore Haven, FL 33471 This PART-TIME position will coordinate the set- AFRICAN GREY PARROT
up of theatre productions incl. operating stage $1W/are 00cae
Phone 868-946-2420 materials, sound/lighting, and replacing theatrical (863)673-2483
Fax 863-946-2487 equipment & fixtures. Must have 1-3 yrs related AUSTRALIAN HEELER PUP
exp. including theatre lighting/audio Technician PIES, mother is red, father is
skills and a valid FL driver's license. Supervisory blue, both on premises.
Equal Opportunity Employer exp prefd. (863)612-5345
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
Learn more or apply on-line at www.pbcc.edu or $100 each. Call Debbie
Experienced Accountant submit your completed ap-plication package to (863)983-7702
Experienced Accountant the Office of Human Resources, Palm Beach COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
The City of Pahokee is accepting applica- Community College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Young, Large cage & perch,
tions for an experienced accountant. Must Lake Worth, FL 33461, fax 561-868-3131. $1500.(863)634-6483
show knowledge of financial reporting, EOE/AA/VP/ADA MINI STUD HORSE- brown &
cost analysis, reconciliations. Municipal Air Conditioners 505 white paint, asking $400
experience a plus. Self-starter, energetic Antiques 510 (863)673-2483.
professional with attention to detail, and Appliances 515 NEED to sell all variety breeds,
ability to meet deadlines. Effective oral eauty supplies 525 fancy pigeons & also Black
and written communication skills a must. Bicycles 530 Java Chickens. In good health
BA or BS in accounting or related field Books & Magazines535 $8each..(863)674-0156
with 2-3 yrs. experience. Must pass a drug Building Materials5.40 LABOR * FINDERS PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks
ain&d bc ou renc. A ia s ar Business Equipment 545 -- on 11/24. Rare colors. $250
and background screen. Applications are Carpets/Rugs 550 DAILY WORK DAILY PAY for males & $300 for females.
available at the Human Resources Office, children's Items 555 I All Types of Work Available Will deliver. (863)983-5597
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476 China. Glassware, Etc. 560 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. PYMYfantn
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 Clothing 565 (Across from Clewston Inn) PET BABY PYGMY fainting
P#-Coins.'Stamps 570 ([863) 902-94940 goat-S$100 (863)675-0247
PM Phone #561-924-5534 ext. 14. Please Collectibles 575 YOUNG DOVES- various col-
submit resume with application. Open Computer'Videos580 .a ..s ors $25 each.
until filled. EOE. Crafts,; Supplies 585 Clotin r (863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
Cruises 590 LaBelle area.
I Drapes, L,neni & Fabrics 595 WEDDING DRESS white SLEEPER SOFAS -2 matching,
OakBrook of LaBelle Fireplace Fixture 600 w/silver beads Size 14 $250, 74" long, extra slip covers, full-
Firewood 605 bought 7/05 new, slip available size mattress covrd w/plastic
Furniture 610 (863)634-6601 $200 will sep(863)763-0691 ROLLING TRIPOD for video
for the following positions: Healthu Reducing C i SOFA Like new. Paid $1000 camera. Great for weddings &
SEquipment 620 only asking $400 birthdays. $25
CNA, PN RN Heating Equipment' SILVER DOLLARS $25 US (863)634-4139 (863)3573639
LPN, RN Supplies 625 Peace Dollars in circulated SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Dietary and Housekeeping Household Items 630 coId. from '22-24. $300 will Slip covered in jewel tones.
Jewelry 635 sep. mpljam(@myway.com $100 or best offer.
Come Join our Team! Lamps/Lights 640 (863)763-1861 Leave msg BATHROOM SINK 30" w/
Luggage 645 ill l 0575. ,base& faucet. New. $100
Please apply within Medical Items 650 SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom (863)675-1634
250 Broward Ave Miscellaneous 655 ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR cushions, wildlife scenery,
250 Bro rd Ave Musical Instruments 660 COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs. cost $1200, asking $425. Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi-
LaBelle, FL 33935 Office Supplies.. old. Rare items. $1500 all or (239)340-8503 net w/light, Sink & Base, Toilet
E", I Equipment 665 best offer.. 863-824-3358 & Seat, Water Heater, 220 volt.
SPets/Supplies/ SOFA love seat and chair, New! $450. (937)418-7005
Employment 'Employme Services 670 FOOTBALL & BASEBALL Brown flowers good condi- I
Photography 675 CARDS late 80s early 90s tion $150 (863)467-7664 PMoJl
;Mdia l 02I1 Medical. 0I1I Plumbing Supplies 680 excellent condition $500/ after 5pm uple06
Pools & Supplies 685 neg. (863)763-8943 STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
&IE'iui, R V i_~',i~^,s Restaurant SoakS100 Wi(3ndor675c k,634 )HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
(C ...-, 41E.O1 ,AI 'CENTRF L Equipment 690 oak, $100 (863)675-1634 son 51x82 inches New heater
s". "- -*; ,- Satellite 695 li I'lI WICKER FURNITURE SET elements $1500/neg.
SL:' ... .. F Sewing Machines 700 4pc, couch, loveseat, chair & (863)467-0071 before 8pm
LPN I or If (FT.PT. Perdlem) Sporting Goods 705 COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 ottoman w/extra pillows for all HOT TUB- Like oew, Excellent
Stereo Equipment 710 Monitor, keyboard, mouse, $400 neg. (863)635-1805 onion lt Ses
FL L.'r L, ,&, ,C l, t. \,lli .:.... IcL-,, .., jdui, Television/Radio 715 LEX Z12 printer w/ desk. $150 condition,18 jets, Seats 6
Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE Tickets 720 neg.willsep. (863)824-8787 Gulie i0 adults $1499.
Fl I,. ,,,ih I ~,tr. .i1 i,- r .LJ Tools 725 Gateway, com (863)983-7751
Radloloc TechnologlstlMammographer Toys & Games 730 COMPUTERisks BROWNING CITOR /u 12
Mus' bt ARRT irl jFL ~ii %l- '..ill VCRs 735 plete, all disks, $300 or trade BROWNING CITORI o/u 12
Mus t bj j.P.T-d i rlihTiF',Ti,,-i1 r, t aI, -dur. Wanted to Buy 740 for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft. gauge w/choke tubes, and
MQ5I Ajndarfds& lalixmioeraphic ( r..-c:Cdurr:. Pierce. aluminum carrying case .BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
'h,lI, ,l :F, pr,nl 'FhFlu: COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win- $1100(863)467-0746 way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
Full Lime- ER Registration Clerk A dows XP, MS Works, key- COMPLETE HANDGUN & bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
Mj.i, be o,.ui,,'u .i3rd h),, .e -,,I ,iu. I,,,T1,,. u ;,:' I board mouse, monitor, LONG GUN REFERENCE LI- w/bag.$40 (863)357-3779
IS, lu: be _e 1o r.l md-,,ht .hil ,, $175.(863)843-0158 BRARY 32 leather bound vol. BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
"FT,-" 3id sur, llich AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,, SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x $300 (863)697-2033 Columbia 300, 161bs, Good
Full Time & Per Diem- CNA heating & cooling, asking max, for Mac OS comp Comes RIFLE- 22 Cal. with scope Ex- condition. Black bag. $30.
Muil h,., =CIO C.:.ficlF Ci 3 in. pf C, ri.t .:.,..,, $1300 (863)763-2663 or complete with all cables, etc. cellent condition $125. Cell (863)357-3779
Full uime/Part time/AL Home- TRANSCRIPTIONIST 801-1245cell. $15(863)675-5981 (502)931-8101 COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
MUS- h1,h,,: ,r T,,, r'. ,r,p,..re ,,, ,. c 31 ,Hin' AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York SHOTGUN, high standard left handed, Pollinton laser
scripin,.. ,-II.,-,i ,jrrn,T,,, a hl i. th,: t.'., ': u-i.: i r- 3.5tonpackageunitw/heat pump, 12 gauge, good scope, taquvrart & ra s, re-
stand hlhipl di .l ,r n i luI ,c ,bi. : i ., : .0 $1075 (954)309-8659 cond., $300 or trade for pis- $550 neg (863)467-9101.
,l ..* lm AIR CONDITIONER- Miller for ASSORTED FABRICS box tol, COMPOUND BW-New, i
Full lime- CT/Kadtologic Tech mobile home, $500 filled with designer fabric MY. 01a 1 case & accessories, Will.
(8-30 am.- 5p.r Io 10.30amo7ra.p nI (863)674-1181 samples $20 l e trade for shot gun. $175
AART ,,,h 3 3i,.j FL i.i. .,. p. p ,, r. lui;t (863)675-5981 (502)931-8101 cell .
poss ,-.. C,.l I,-, u i 51 l.,ll.: ,,, ,, ,:.l -,, y, WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10) STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit,
proficient in CT and General Radiography. 120V & 220V, Some w/ heat BLANKET King size In good STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit
.pGood condition. $500 for all condition. $15 (863)763-9135 all digital, brand new, $50 Te i
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805 will separate. (772)971-9474 QUILT- Pink Ribbon Design (863)634914
DruS Free Wo(rklace EOE (Breast Cancer Awareness). TREADMILL Pro-Form 350s RCA SOUND CENTER Box of
Oug re Wrkplace EQ jjHand made 48"x74", $200. Cross Trainer w/weights. new but old vacuum $50 will

So M AveJ&1stSt. Open (863)675-3998
W. -Sat. & m anyeSn. (WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
NDELIVER UR PRECIOUS 46 ST7OxEL 05AGE15 For those with unusual taste! BUNK BED wood and metal, 6 hs of we hts AIR COMPRESSOR- Ingersol
CADELIVEROURPRECIOUS 46units7x15,830 x15,10x15, We buy & sell estates. top twin, bottom futon sized, (863)467-5756 Rand, Commercial, $500
CountySchoolBoardBus electric, (863)946-9100 not used much. $150. (863)801-1666
Driver. Contactthe St. 350 ftf. rom Clewiston FLY ROD Vintage, split bam- (863)634-1070FLOOR HYDRAULIC TRANS-
Transportation Dept. at Police Dept. 863-983-6663, boo. 3 tips, $40 CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing- MISSION JACK- like new,
hrllam863-674-411or 863-983-2808, after hrs. (863)697-2033 back with matching foot- EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock $200 (863)675-4409
Ss 863-983-8979 stool $50. (863)763-1861 design. Hand made, 24K, ENd T R 0
hendry~k12.flu eaegianw ytiable (863)634-9620 Okee Used one time. $300. or best
ROASTER OVEN, For Counter CHINA CABINET antique, offer. (863)610-1000
For roasting or bread. Brand solid oak w/bur wood doors, GENERATOR- Onan, 5000
mLooking for a place to new, never used. $50. 72, 72w. Beveled glass drs -watt, 2 cylinder, $500
hang your hat? Look (863)357-0125 $400 neg. (863)357-1741 TABLE LAMP- built in, shade (863)801-1666
is Stress Ruining Your Life? lassifeds than the STOVE Glass top, white, like China Cabinet i 6t -076our, $35 HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
Read DIANETICS by Ron L. new.S $265. (863)675-0310 for all, will sep. 40 continuous watt, new never
Hubbard Call .(813)872-0722 (863)675-2992 I used, $2000 (863)467-5756
or send $7.99 to Dianetics, WASHER/DRYER- GE Hot- DESK Large, great for com- TO, wlfti
3N bana Ave., Tam havyd puter. Solid wood. $50 or best CRAFT-MATIC BED-Co0mplete warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
paFL33607. NPt.4 4yo like new, $200 for both oer. (863)467-1777 $500 (863)634-9536 or $300. (863)763-3551
The Lowest Prescription Pric- \ (863DINETTE-30"x40" With 6 (863)763-9527
es LESS THAN CANADA. ..,. .. chairs, Light natural ELEC. LIFT CHAIR- Excellent a
Global Medicines, American gv.-4.(ffa' wood/white legs Exc cond ,t.,i Wth,,. li^h .,.... ,AIn


Physician owned. TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel- $125. (863)357-7406 (863)634-4139 AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
(866)634-0720 www.global- r, Hand brakes w/baskets. DINING TABLE glass top, $75 (863)674-0539.
medicines.net. Like new. $250 See Dec Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
When doing those chores is , 10 thYS Ad in Caloosa Belle $200 or best offer
doing you in, it's time to in (863)824-3319 CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
look for a helper in the ENTERTAINMENT CENTER & Talking fish, Angel DIRT DEVIL CARPET SEEP-
classtiieds. .04 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- & Fisherman. All Mechanical. ER w/attTDIchments. $10.
SMETAL 76x41, light wood, cost $20 for all. (269)251-2581 (863)983-6450
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ $1200 new asking $325 (6)8-4
'." i Buy Direct From Manufactur- (863)946-3965. FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
S o er. 20 colors in stock with all ous items. Will sell for $100
ARRESTED* INJURED Need a Accessories. Quick turn FUTON New, wooden, with .or will separate.
around! Delivery Available beige cushion, paid over (863)763-9135 WANTED: FL ART
Lawyer? All Criminal De- TollFree (888)393-0335. $200 asking $150 A.E.Backus, H.Newton, G.
fense & Personal Injury. (863)763-9410 LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til- Buckner, E. Buckner, L. Rob-
*Accidents *Injuries .. -SAWMILLS from only RY MTTR ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old) erts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
*Wrongful Death *Felonies 3 $2,795.00 Convert your QE ,Y iTh $250, Shore jacks $20, scroll don, S. Newton, J. Gibson
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traf- LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM- Queen size, With foundation, saw $30 (863)75-2992 BIG $$ (772)562-5567
fic. A-A-A Attorney Referral BER with your Norwood (8i77n17 MINI $ (863 Likenew,
Service (800)733-5342 portable band sawmill. Log (863)467-7017 MINI BLINDS (40) Like new, -t|s 0I
24/7. Themostimportant skidders also available. OAK TABLE Custom made, various sizes. $50 fr all, will
Ie m*VRS minmtof rn www.n orwoodindus- square, 42x42, 4 spindle back separate (772)971-9474 ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS 20 minutes of your day tries.com -Free information: oak chairs in very good cond. Time to clean out the 7.5 feet, easy to assemble,
child rn, etc. Only one si is the time spent reading (800)578-1363 ext 300N. $350 (863)763-2458 attic, basement and/or short needle, full, real look, ex-
govt. fees! Call weekdays with your child from SLIDING GLASS DOORS SECTIONAL beautiful, dark, garage? Advertise celtond. $75 (863)763-0691
800)462-2000, ext.600. birthto o nine (triple) & KITCHEN CABI- w/2 recliners, great cond., your yard sale in the NOBLE FUR- 7.5 ft, with pine
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, NETS- good cond. $900 for Must sell, asking $1000/neg. classified and make cones, and all the trimmings,
LLC. Established 1977. 11 will sep. (863)763-2476. (863)634-2094 your clean up a breeze! $50 (863)763-2234.


Agriculture


Christmas Trees 715
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 8301)
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. 8 am
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. loves trails $2500.
(863)843-2495.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp,
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng. $275. See Dec
10th YS Ad Caloosa Belle
RIDING MOWER MTD Yard
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs &'cuts great. Steal
at $325.(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 46"
cut. Very good condition.'
Hydrostatic Drive. $575 or
best offer. (863)673-8741


GOATS For sale $75
(863)697-3247
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Shop here first!
The classified ads


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


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Rentals Real Estate
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Apartments 905 Business Places -
Business Places 910 Sale 1005
Commercial Commercial
Property 915 Property Sale 1010
Condos.' Condos,'
Townhouses Rent920 Townhouses Sale1015
Farm Property Farms Sale 1020
Rent 925 Houses Sale 1025
House Rent 930 Hunting Property 1030
Land Rent 935 Investment
Resort Property Property Sale 1035
Rent 945 Land Sale 10-40
Roommate 950 Lots Sale 1045
Rooms to Rent 955 Open House 1050
Storage Space Out of State -
Rent 960 Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Aprm t 0 Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
1,2 & 3 BEDROOMS Waterfront Property 10U0
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
Call (863)983-4436. B n P

CLEWISTON:
ESTABLISHED GYM
"READING A FOR SALE (863)983-4436
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING DUPLEXES & 4br, 2ba Houses
PERSON. for sale on NE 20th St. in Belle
ERO.Glades. Call (561)996-4524

(j o wonder neowspper Hurricane Wind Zone 3
renders are more popular! Manufactured &
Modular Homes
a a a Land/Home Packages
I I Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
LaBelle: DELUXE Completely From $45,000
Furnished, 2 BR, 2 Ba., FL Rm, STANTON HOMES
Carport, W/D. Lease. No pets. 1-800-330-6623
Ground floor. 863)675-2296

1 iMONTURA RANCHES-5: acres
Beautiful one acre of land l for extended family.
rent. Perfect for mobile 2/2ac,$80K. 1Aac,$60K.
home. Property off Baker Discount for5acres.
Hwy. Moore Haven. Monthly Cal Tom(863)673-5071
rental $275. Call bet.
10am-8pm. (561)686-2166 MOORE HAVEN, Riverfront
R I 'ma l0 Beautiful 2br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age $299,900. Steve C21 All
Professional 772-240-2213
MOTOR HOME MATE: Female,
Free to travel. No kids. Move in PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
today Call (863)610-1716 for car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
moreinfo, condition. For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee- PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2,
chobee Area; in upscale neigh- Newly renovated, near schls.,
borhood. Full house privileges. Pricedtosell@ $185,200.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074 Call owner: 863-675-1107.


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Luan B.
Walker

863-677-1010

ONLY .. 9 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now
lot and home only $145K LUTZ
BUILDERS DEC 15TH $151,300
SAVE NOW, BEAT THE PRICE
INCREASE.
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St.
next to canal. Very nice lot. High,
Dry & Cleared BRING ME AN OFFER!
CBS Home 3JLl1bgqr 1.25 acres,
chain link !f-IA [ roof, iron
security b1UriJJKiM on paved
road. A steal 129,900
BANK FORECLOSURE bedroom 2
bath stilt house that needs work, on
1.25 ac. 665 S Willow Street, MRE
$54,900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 10 Oac deed restricted tracts
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to
reserve your tract today.Up to 90%
Financing for Qualified Buyers.
DON'T MISS THE NEXT OPEN
HOUSE DECEMBER 10TH & 11TH
FOR SPECIAL PRICING!! Out of 31
tracts, Only 20 available. Back up
contracts accepted.
Rental Available- 4 bd/2 1/2 bath
w/pool on 3 acres just two miles outside
oftown on Hwy 27. '
5 Acres on Hwy 27 Lease only. Land
is suitable for Plant Nursery or
Storage.

Ask.Us About
Our New Talking
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1) Business Opportunity! Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry included. Great business opportunity.
$800K MLS#: 200530488
2) North side 3 Bedroom/] bath home
on Circle Dr. |liAfc, toring, large
lot-1/3 of an avii~I~rPrcation at a
great price. '$ r,900 MLS#:
200526258
3) New in '04! 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
2400 sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore
Haven. Large open kitchen w/island.
Must See! $134,900 MLS#: 200521690
4) Reduced! 2.5 contiguous acres in
Montura Ranch. Located at the end of
the street. Just reduced to $70,000.
MLS#: 200521640
5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bed-
room/2 Bath CBS home on 2/5 acres. In
ground pool! Tile throughout, stainless
appliances. Great Home at $379,900.
MLS# 200525558
6) '05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2
bath home on man made lake. Stainless
steel appliances, Fire Place! Large bed-
rooms w/walkin closets. Why buy New
when this one is only $134,900 MLS#:
200514068
7) Port Labelle Buildable Lot ready for
your new home. $59,900 MLS#:
200512627
Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


8e eHabla Espanol
Deal Fell Through Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5
at.b ,lusil, 4'Fja ~1f rH ;- acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca.
non, upr-.araN l.ih...r: Choose whether to sit on the covered
Er,,J our r .: i, lra porch or walk outtotheB-B-Quearea
1.25 ac $I09.9K and gaze at the pond. Living room
New Listing has a faux fireplace and the kitchen
' Ii, Ti.:HU-CE Ready to move into. Seller
sas well even leave most of the
Furniture". this one won't last
long! $199,900.00
ii I M ENDIN One of a kind!!i 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
New Listing home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K with poolside kitchen. Separate
Country Ling at Best!!! office building with half bath. Could
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25 easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
Acres of Well Landscaped Property room home. Too many extras to list.
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY Photos & info on realtor.com
$169.9K MLS#200521924.
For Rent" l, Owner says make an offer'
.-T ii Ladeca 2.5 Acres on 11th Street.
Hurricane Blow Out Sale Bring All Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Offers ludy's Place Only $79K
Restaurant & Bar w/a fun
atmosphere & pool tables for Moore Haven River Gardens
ONLY $260KI! 7 Lots Available. New
lust Reduc 4.j Construction in Growing Area.
BEAUTIFU ~ jfiYl1OT WOW!!! Build Your Dream Home Here!-
1.25 acres", 'rAd 1'r Montura
Ranch Estates Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
e the pond @$62K
2t ntial Tor n of Thatcher Blvd., near the river
t e n .@$68,000.00
You want country livin pack your @68,000.00
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
acres bring all offers. $58,500.00 each
nCall for details a e Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
2 Montura Lots Available @$60K each
One on paved road and one w/
well, septic. Cleared and Ready to
go! Call for details.


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Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS Home
just a Block From Roland Martins
Marina. Fenced in Back Yard, Tiled
Through-out. Potential for a 4th
Bedroom. Bring All Offers! $209,9K.
2) W.Ventura-2bd/1 ba. in Brand New
Condition and Ready to Move in.
Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
8ft. Privacy Fence Surrounding Big
Back Yard. Don't Miss Out On This
Great Deal! $97K.
3) Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan. Place
is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5)Moore Haven Yacht Club! 2bd/2ba
MH w/ extra lot next to home,
*Included In Purchase Price*. Partially
furnished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K

Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community offered @ $174,900
CLEWISTOr TALKING
HOUSE!! -df! Del Rio.
3/2, pool, VI00 1ij,,, extras
great location offered @ $259K


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S Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
Harle 3/2 I ith
shed A kJaL dire
place @$ 59,900.00
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDE MH in Montura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots of trees and storage
space @ $139,900.00
New Listing! 'B e in Moore
Haven.Spaciof?(-'r '$04,900.00
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000

Jerry W.
Smith


4 ,. a 561.261-3444

30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $755,000.00.
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150,000.00
Call me for vacant land. Lots or acreage.
Recently Reduced! Beautiful 3BR/2BA
manufactured home on 1.09 acres in
Montura. Nice floor plan with fireplace
makesthis listing amustsee@$107,325


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lker

77-1013


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
1 2,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1 782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@.$94.9K


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C ,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Dell Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
o n3SA';onj6 IlSGj& ied,
fenced, new septic @ $1 39,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
Back on Market New home, very
well kept, 3BD/2BA, 1 car
garage on big lot. Hurry-Won't
Last! $199.9K


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AFTER HfOURS:
: ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1269 (863)228-2215
RESIDENTIAL 2BR 2BA home, detached IVMONTURA
2 Ssbor garage w/ guest suite on LOTS AVAILABLE
3B]3 W]BA 12.80 ac. Call for details CALL FOR IDETAILS
both $165,000 CBS Tri-Plex Uniti 4BR, 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acres
3BR, 2BA $265,000 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA $119,900
3BR, 2.5 BA' $210,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 3BR,2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 $279,000 2 Lots 1.25sisde by side cleared
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 $279,000 $45,000each
3B e5 acres Pioneer $120,000
$15.fIV 1N fl MOBILE HOMES
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 3BR, 2BA on lake COMMERCIAL
$314,000 $120,000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story .3BR, 2BA EasyLif$82,000 27 100'x100' $550,000
$199,000 4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH Commericial Building 75'x120'
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood ith 30'x5' metal building onUS27CallFor Details
In +
$410,000 2.16 acres $259,900 10"a t
New Construction 3BR/2BA Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
Sugarland Circle & Apt. $173,000


BUILT IN 2003

4/2 with pool in newest subdivision.

Call for more information.

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


0ro Ciao:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505
,' J aocidates:
lr Ann Donohue 228-0221
-.s ^David Rister 634-2157
SUsVe


1) Looking for land?
400 acres with an abun-
dance of wild life, (Deer,
turkey, hogs and the
occasional bear) Perfect
for Hunting, fishing, etc.
Property is currently
being use for cattle.
Located just minutes
from Immokalee. Call
for Details. (863) 677-
1441 MLS#: 200520411
2) 7.5 Acres! 4 bed-
room/2 bath mobile
home in Pioneer
Plantation. Private-locat-
ed at the end of the
street. $299,900.
3) Del Monte Ave 3
Bedroom/2 Bath CBS
home on over Y2 acre.
Only M! mile from the
marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for
appointment. 5259.900
MLS# 200520398


4) Montura Ranch
Estates Large home-
over 4000 sq.ft- on
1.25 acres near the
front of Montura.
Home needs work.
Priced for quick sale
at $174,900 MLS#:
200528863
5) Montura Ranch
Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on
1.25 acres. New tile in
Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine
Cone. Priced to sell at
$119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation
3 bedroom/2 bath on
2.5 acres. Very pri-
vate with many oaks
and pine trees. Must
see to appreciate.
SI 39,900 MLS#
200514439


3 brf2bths MH in MRE w t cdain l fence. 3 brI2bhs MH in MRE
H ",,, ,, ,,n. :*,,' '/cenent skirting & new aluminiuii rof.

RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON MONTU.RA
Wooded Lots:
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sberwood Cleared & Surveyed Lot
SID, Newlto Remodeled Appnioosa Reduced to $39,000
$84,000 r ot5 4,000C5
nn2 Appaloosa 2 /2 acres $110000
Lrg. 3bR,2BA, MH oo WeiFrt J,,ie3t/ei .re, $140,000
Lot w/above Ground Pool. 2 S Coral 36,000
Storage Sheds w/Electric, Ba c press w/intprovenents
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $d40.000R Reduced to $59,000
Waterfront 3BR,2BA. MH, More Montura Lots starting at
Spacious Interior $125,000 $38,000
LAKEPORT 3BR, 2BA DblWd MH on Bald
* Listings Needed Cypress o $145,000
i 3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogalo $145,000
MOORE HAVEN 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, $92,000
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000 COMMERCIAL
*2 Duplexes- 2BR, 1BA each unit COMMERCIAL
$229,000 j 100'xOO Lot w/bidg, fenced
ACEAGBAND TS within City of Clewiston $115,000
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details


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(863)285-7118
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BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 85
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854

Don't Miss

This One
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8700. (863)763-0944
LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft.
w/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340
POLAR 1998, 17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
best offer. (786)395-7080
PONTOON BOAT 1991, Fully
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 20', 50hp
Evinrude, ready to go fishing,
runs good, $3500.
(863)763-9417


SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040

SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', top de-
sign, Good condition. $1200.
Will separate.
(863)357-7406

SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615


CHATEAU SPORT 1998, E350,
52K mis. Great condition.
Clean! $25,000. or best offer.
(561)793-3488

DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331

LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carrying
case, excellent condition, $30
or best offer (863)675-2596

NEWMAR, '97, Country Star
Fifth Wheel, 34' wide body, 2
slides, rubber roof, polar in-
sulation, queen sz. bed,
w/new matt., no pets, non-
smkg. env., $22,000.
(419)343-4923

TITAN '84- 31ft, motorhome,
76K mi, near new tires, 5.5
KW aux gen, less than 100
hrs, good cond, $9500
(863)675-4543.


VERY NICE 32' RV & FL/Rm
Many extras. Quick poss.
1/2 block E of Okee-Tantie
$6900. (317)243-3313 Okee


SEADO'S XP's 1995.& 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.
(772)342-0942



OUTBOARD MOTOR 225 -
does run, for parts
$350/neg. (863)634-4818
TROLLING MOTOR- Kota
Genesis 74 bowmount power
stow & deploy, foot control,
'auto pilot $150 941-255-2195


FISHING BOAT- '85, Gregor
18' V, Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186/ 946-1331



ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
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new, asking $125
(863)983-4473.


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individual stacking Icompartments, or cases, fronted
by glass doors. It measures five feet tall by four feet
wide by one foot deep. In the version pictured here,
the bottom case is 16 inches tall, the top one is 12
inches tall and the two middle cases are each 14 inch-
es tall, but the combination is up to the builder.

Lawyer's Bookcase plan (No. 700)... $9.95
Bookcases Package (No. C118)
Three projects incl. 700 ... $21.95
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GO CART 2005 w/Roll Bar.
Like brand new! Paid $1200,
Asking $750.
(863)634-5936
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HFR 1
yr old, asking $1000
(863)763-5535 days
863)763-1615 evenings
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM,
65cc, new motor, all new
parts, runs great $1800/neg.
(863)824-8787


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CHEVY CORSICA '90 New
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700 / 467-1547
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po-
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/ rims (863)983-7876
FORD CONTOUR '95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '96 au-
to, cold air, real clean, runs
good, $1800 (772)461-4044
LINCOLN CONT. '91 light
pink, burgundy leather interior.
Needs transmission & wind-
shield $500 (239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR very
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
(863)634-4076
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine $800 (863)467-9358
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & codl fan
runs great $2000/neg.
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SEABRING JXI'199
Convertible. 70K ml. New
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Pusher, off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shape. $75
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ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIALCIARCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN'
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARLOS M CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M CRUZ; JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, In
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon, on
or before January 10, 2006 the nature
of this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUB-
JECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OVER THE WEST 30
FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS
LOT NO. 2799 MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
To Include a:
1998 MERI HS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742A;
TITLE #74071354
1998 MERI HS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742B;
TITLE #74071355
AK/A
625 NORTH JINETTE SfREET
MONTURA RANCHES,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 1st day
of December, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TODD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328 0
Tel (13) 915-8660
Fax (813)915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
101816 CGS 12/8,15/05


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fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
(863)946-1331 .
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
(863)612-9879
TIRES (4) Truck/SUV Pirelli
LT265/75/16 good tread left.
$100(863)634-1479
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday. December 12, 2005 in the City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following re-
quests:
1)A request from Frank C. & Athene P Harris in accordance with City Code Sec-
bon 110-60 titled "Required findings; Variance" for a variance of a rear set back
on lots 30 & 31, Block 161, GPOC, A.K.A. 512 E. Pasadena Avenue, Clewiston.
The property is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code to have a 10 ft. rear set
back. The applicants requesting a variance from these requirements in order
to build a poolenclosure.
2)A request from William G. Pelham in accordance with City Code Section 110-60
titled Required findings; Variance" for a variance for a reduction in minimum lot
area on lots located on Lots 6 7, Block D, Golview S/D, A.K.A. 319 Trocadero
St., Clewiston. The property Is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code to allow
not less than 14,000 sq. ft. per any platted lot. The applicant is requesting a vari-
ance from these requirements in order to build a single family residence.
3)A request from Hans E. Kurtz in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
ted Required findings; Variance" for a variance to rebuild a shed on a non-con-
forming existing slab located on the W V/ of Lot 8 and all of Lot 9, Block 202,
GPOC, A.K.A. 343 W. Pasadena Avenue, Clewiston. The property is zoned R1-B
and is required by City Code to have a 10 ft. rear set back. The applicant is re-
questing a variance from these requirements In order to rebuild the shed on the
existing slab.
4)A request.from Ronald Dierks in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
tied Required findings; Variance" for a variance to rebuild a shed on a non-con-
forming existing slab located on Lot 4, Block 5, Ridgeview Estates S/D, A.K.A.
320 De Soto Avenue, Clewiston. The property is zoned R1-B and is required by
City Code to have a 7.5 ft. side set back The applicant is requesing-a variance
from these requirements in order to rebuild the shed on the existing slab.
5) On behalf of Lennar Homes, Inc., a request from Johnson-Prewitt & Associates,
inc. in accordance with City Code Section 110-56 titled "Authority, general pro-
cedure" for a zoning change from RM-1 to R1-C on the 26.2 acre parcel of and
located north of Seminole Manor, GPOC. The parcel is zoned RM-1, which allows
for a mobile home/recreational vehicle park. The applicant is requesting to
change the zoning to R1-C which allows for single family residential.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
December 19,2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any Inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, Including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at leastthree days priorto the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
101942 CGS 12/8/05
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY
Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a Workshop re-
garding Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (OZAB).
This Workshop will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2005 beginning at 4:45 p.m. at
the School Board Meeting Room, School Board Sub-Office, 475 E. Osceoia Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said
meeting.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
John Perry, Jr., Chairman
1006.86 CGS 12/8/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTOR M. GARCIA,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05-329-CA
DAVID E. YUSKA and SUSAN 0, YUSKA,
if living, and if dead, their unknown
spouses, devisees, heirs, grantees,
creditors and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through or under these
unknown natural persons, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have, any
right, title or interest in and to the real
property herein sought to have title
quieted.
Defendants.
NOTICEOF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, David E. Yuska and Su-
san, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1,
a Subdivision, according to the plat
themreof recorded In Plat Book. 3, Page
50, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and
Mineral rights not owned by prior own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of ways of record.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to i on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Aftorneys
for PlaItiff, whose address Is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before January 10, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service oh the
plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint.
ODated December 1,2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Crcuit Court
/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101729 CGS 12/8,15,22,29/05p le


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good, asking $2500
(863)261-4999

DODGE RAM XTL, 'OO, diesel,
long bed, fifth wheel hitch,
$14,000. (419)343-4923

Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best offer.
(239)494-2647

FORD F150 '95- 4x4 good
condition, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
neg.(863)675-8999.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-1051 CA
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICIA CANTY; UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MADE EDMOND A/K/A MAUDE E.
EDMOND; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PROPER-
TY; HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,'CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST MADE ED-
MOND A/K/A MADE E. EDMOND
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
Lot 32, Block 13,' ARLEI A&iliiii t'
NO. 4 TO GLEWISTON, H1l0b( -
COUNTY, FLORIDA,'according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in Piat Book
3, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida
aka 1003 LOUISANNA AVENUE,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, Itf any, to It, on Kelley,
Kronenberg, Glmartin, Fichtel & Wan-
der, RA., whose address is 8201 Pe-.
ters Road, Suite 4000, Plantation,
Florida 33324 on or before January 9,
2006, or on a date which Is within thir-
ty (30) days after the first publicatlon
of this Notice in the THE CLEWISTON
NEWS and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065. In accor-
dance with the Americans with
Disabiliri;- ift if,'ou are a person
with a ],. r.iii, ,r,.i needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in
this pmroceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to youprovisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the Court
Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone No.
(941) 335-2299 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-B00-995-8770
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Courtthis 29thday of Nov., 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:;/S/ Hammond
101206 CGS 12/8,15/05


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. 0510003-034
U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Floeda
Applicant: The applicant for this project Is the U.S. Sugar Coration. The apli-
cant's authorized representative and mailing address Is: Mr. William A. Raola,
Vice President of Sugar Processing Operations; U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewis-
ton Sugar Mill and Refinery; 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue; Clewistort, Florida
33440.
Facility Locatlaon;: U.S. Sugar Corporation operates an existing sugar mill and refin-
ery, which is located in Hendry County at 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue in Clewis-
ton, Florida.
Projec: The applicant proposes to install the following: two new lime slos, truck
and railcar pneumatic unloading and conveying equipment, three associated bag-
house control systems, and a lime slaiker system (as necessary). The project has
the potential to emit 1 ton per year of particulate matter from hs operation. The
draft permit requires baghouse control systems on each lime sio and the railcar
collection bin. The exhaust from each baghouse vent is limited to5% opacity.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (ES.) and
Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (EA.)C.
The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air
permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Bureau of Air Regulation is
the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this
project. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia
Drive, Suite #4, Tallahassee, Flonda. The Permiting Authority's mailing address
is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The
Permitting Authority's telephone number Is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file Is available for public inspection during the nor-
mal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except le-
gal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The
complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Pre-
liminary Determination, the application, and the Information submitted by the ap-
plicant, exclusive of confidence records under Section 403.111, FS. Interested
persons may contact the Permitting Authority's project review engineer for addi-
tional information at the address or phone number listed above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its in-
tent to issue an air permit to the applicantfor the project described above. The
applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equip-
ment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all
appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and
62-297, FA.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance
with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless
public comment received in accordance wth this notice results in a different deci-
sion or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the
proposed Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of pubica-
tion of this Public Notice. Written comments must be provided to the Permitting
Authority at the above address. Any written comments filed will be made
available for public inspection, if written comments received result in a significant
change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit
and require, if applicable, anotherPublIc Notice.
Petitions: A person whose substanial interests are affected by the proposed permit-
ting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sec-
lions 120.569 and 120.57, ES.The petition must contain the Informaiton set forth
below and must be fled wth (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk In the
Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35,Tallahassee, RFlorida 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written nolce under
Section 120.60(3), ES. must be filed within fourteen (14) days of publication of
this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs firs Under
Section 120.60(3); F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority
for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen (14) days of receipt
of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shalall aIl a copy
of the petition to the applicant at the a hddaress indicated above, at the time of filing.
The failure oft ny person to file a petition within th appropriate ime period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an adminitrateve determines-
tion (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES., or to intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent Intervention will be
only at the approval of the presiding oftcer upon the ling of a moon In compli-
ance with Rule 28-106.205, EA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action
is based must contain the following Information: (a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the peitioner; the name address
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, it any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitoner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency de-
termination; (c) A statement of how and when the peti onr received ncwice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
rial facL If there are none, the petion must so state; (e A concise statement of
the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts th peitner coner contends war-
rant reversal or modification of the agency proposed action; (f) A statement of
the specific rules or statutes the petioUner contends require reversal or modifica-
tion of the agency's proposed action; and, g A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the action th petitioner wishes the agecy to take
with respect to the agency's proposed agency's protection. A petition that does not dispute the
material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's acton is based sha state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information
as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the. filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Is-
sue Air Permit. Persons whose substaental interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the Permiting Authority on the applicotion have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
100935 CGS 12/8/05


NOTICE OF MEETING
Tr,. rB,'-... Water Control District Board
S. isors will meet at 11:00 am
on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at
the office of the District, 3293 Dell-
wood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the meeting is for the
Board to consider the leasing of Dis-
trict property in Unit 4 Port LaBelle to
Hendry County for the construction
and operation of a Little League Ball
Field and to conduct routine business
which may require Board action.
This meeting is open to the public.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-724-DR
In Re the Marriage of:
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
Husband/Respondent, & LEANNE PA-
TRICIA FAHEY, Wife/Petioner.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES ODIPIETRO, JR.
22 Leonard Street
Portland, Maine 04103
SLast Known Address Unknown


You are notified that an action for disso-
W. Harold Reecer, Chairman lution of marriage has been filed
101875 CB/CGS 12/8/2005 againstyou.


FORD EXPLORER '92, 4 Door,
New interior, 4.0, V6 engine.
Runs good. Needs trans. Clear
title. $600 (863)843-0079



UTILITY TRAILER: New.. 5x10,
Heavy Duty w/Ramp & Tilt.
$950. (863)357-5754


DODGE WORK VAN 1986 -
RAM 250, 3/4 ton, cold a/c
runs great $2500
(863)234-6040

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classified.


If you want to contest the petition, you
are required to serve a written answer
to the petition,.admitting or denying
each of the allegations contained In the
petition, on the petitioner's attorney, on
or before January 10, 2006, and to file
the original with the clrk of this court
either before service on the patitsones
attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to serve and file a wriettn an-
swer, as indicated herein, a default will
be entered against you, and a judg-
ment may be entered, granting the pe-
titioner's requests, as indicated in the
petition.
The petitioner's attorney is:
RALPH ELVER
PAVESE LAW FIRM
461 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
PO DRAWER 2280
LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800
Witness My Hand And The Seal Of This
Court On December 1, 2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
1f01755 CS 12/8.15.22.29


Price gouging complaints increase for repairs, cleanup


TALLAHASSEE With Floridi-
ans beginning the rebuilding
process in the wake of Hurricane
Wilma's assault, Attorney General
Charlie Crist said his office's Price
Gouging Hotline has seen a spike in
repair and cleanup related com-
plaints. Crist said Floridians affected
by Hurricane Wilma should use
extra caution when hiring workers
to help clean up the damage
caused by the storm. In particular,
Crist warned those who are victims
of downed trees and roof and win-
dow damage to be alert for con-
tractors who offer cleanup services
for homes and property.
Crist said his office has received
nearly 700 complaints of alleged
price gouging related to Hurricane
Wilma: Investigators from the Attor-
ney General's Office have mobilized
to crack down on price gouging on


items that are in high demand fol-
lowing a hurricane, such as food,
water, hotels, ice, gasoline, lumber
and generators as well as services
related to hurricane recovery.
"Our citizens are trying to recov-
er from Hurricane Wilma's devas-
tation, and the last thing they need
is to worry that some 'helper' will
try to take advantage of them," said
Crist. "Most contractors are there to
help, but there are con artists seek-
ing to profit at the expense of storm
victims. The Attorney General's
Office will investigate and prose-
cute price gougers and peddlers of
fraud taking advantageof Floridi-
ans in this time of need."
As of last week, the Attorney
General's Price Gouging hotline
has received some four dozen
complaints related to cleanup
efforts following Hurricane Wilma.


Consumers may report price goug-
ing by calling the Attorney Gener-
al's Price Gouging Hotline toll-free
at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM or 1-866-966-
7226.
Residents are advised to use
extra caution when hiring workers
to help clean up the damage
caused by the storm. Consumers
face the risk that services will be
offered by unlicensed individuals,
that cleanup services will be
offered at -unconscionably high
prices, or that so-called "contrac-
tors" will accept down payments
but will not do the work at all.
Crist has provided a series of
guidelines for consumers to protect
themselves from unscrupulous
contractors, including:
Require home repair contrac-
tors to obtain all necessary govern-
ment licenses and permits, rather


than leaving that burden on the
consumer.
Make sure contractors have
proper occupational licenses as
required by state law.
Work only with reputable,
established businesses. Avoid
"contractors" who knock on your
door offering to fix your roof' or
windows. Try to obtain more than
one estimate for the repair work.
.Before signing a contract,
check the payment terms and
other provisions carefully. Don't
pay a contractor in advance.
Do not pay cash to home
repair contractors or tree removal
services.
Last week, the Attorney Gener-
al's Office sued the Wellesley Inn
and Suites in Ft. Myers for more
than doubling its room rate as
' Wilma affected the state. Already


this year the Attorney General's
Office received more than 4,300
complaints related to price gouging
associated with earlier Hurricanes
Dennis, Katrina and Rita, and has
filed two lawsuits against Tallahas-
see gas stations for alleged. price
gouging during Katrina. In addi-
tion, the office has subpoenaed
four oil companies for records
associated with gas prices during
Dennis and Katrina.
During last year's record-setting
hurricane season, Crist's office
received 8,911 complaints through
its price gouging hotline. Following
last year's hurricanes, the office ini-
tiated 58 formal investigations and
filed 13 price gouging lawsuits
against hotels, generator business-
es, tree removal companies and
other businesses.
In two incidents in the wake of


Hurricane Charley last year, a tree
removal company attempted to
charge almost nine times the going
rate in order to remove trees from
the yards of Orange County home-
owners. The Attorney General's
Office also worked with local law
enforcement to arrest an out-of-
state resident for wrongfully solicit-
ing to do roofing repairs without a
valid Florida contractor's license.
To date the Attorney General's
Office has recovered more than
$939,000 in restitution for Florida
consumers from settlements and
other resolutions stemming from
the 2004 hurricane season. Other
investigations and settlement nego-
tiations are- ongoing. Consumers
may report price gouging by calling
the Attorney General's Price Goug-

ing Hotline toll-free at 1-866-9-NO-
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Crist, U.S. attorney announce arrests in black market AIDS drug ring


MIAMI Florida Attorney
General Charlie Crist and U.S.,
Attorney Alexander Acosta
announced the arrests of four
individuals, including two Miami
physicians, for their participation
in an organization that illegally
diverted millions of dollars worth
of highly valued AIDS drugs from
Medicaid recipients to resell on
tfi black market.
U.S. Marshals arrested Onelio
S. Baez, 65, the individual respon-
sible for constructing, funding
and directing the operation, and


Juan Carlos Mateo, 44, a patient
recruiter and runner who was
employed by Baez to recruit Med-
icaid recipients to participate in
the scheme. The two Miami doc-
tors, Luis Jacinto. Marti, 73, and
Jorge Arnaldo Valido, 48, are
accused of aiding Baez and Mateo
by writing prescriptions for
expensive drugs that were neither
necessary for nor received by the
Medicaid recipients.
"There are few actions lower
than trying to profit from drugs
intended for AIDS patients," said


Crist. "These arrests represent an
outstanding example of team-
work paying off for the people of
Florida. U.S. Attorney Alexander
Acosta and his team were won-
derful partners in this successful
.effort to shut down a black mar-
ket operation."
The arrests come after a
lengthy joint investigation con-
ducted by the Florida Attorney
General's Medicaid Fraud Control
Unit and the U.S. Attorney's
Office in Miami. The investigation
revealed that Baez built a large


criminal organization made up of
corrupt medical professionals,
family members and friends.
Together, they ran a scheme that
fraudulently used Florida Medic-
aid funds to obtain millions of dol-
lars in human immune globulin,
which is used to treat patients
with AIDS.
Members of the fraud ring
recruited and paid Medicaid
recipients from the streets to visit
Marti and Valido. The doctors pre-
scribed expensive medications,
created bogus medical records to


document the "illnesses," wrote
prescriptions and used cooperat-
ing pharmacies to fill those pre-
scriptions. Certain pharmacies
billed Medicaid more than $1 mil-
lion for the drugs, which were
then diverted and sent to a broker.
In turn, the broker sold the
medication to buyers who
weren't concerned that the drugs
lacked pedigree papers required
by law. Cash from these black
market drug sales was then fun-
neled back to the ringleaders,
who pocketed the proceeds.


Attorney General Crist and U.S.
Attorney Acosta pointed to this
operation as an example of what
can be achieved through mutual
cooperation and interest. They
said they anticipate additional
aggressive approaches to combat
pharmaceutical diversion in
South Florida.
Each of those arrested will be
prosecuted for one count of con-
spiracy to defraud the United
States and 16 counts of commit-
ting healthcare fraud and paying
kickbacks.


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