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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 15, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, December 15,2005 Volume 79, Number 26


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At a Glance

Cowboys for
Christ needs help
Cowboys for Christ are in
need of toys for Christmas. If
you can help please call
Denna Scantland, president of
the Palmdale Chapter at (863)
612-0640, they will pick them
up or you may deliver them
personally. Your help is appre-
ciated. There are a lot of chil-
dren who are in need. Thank
you for your support and
many blessings on you
through the holiday season.

Moore Haven FFA
The Moore Haven FFA
Chapter hosted the 2005 Area
6 Sub-District 3 Sub-District
Competition. The following
people placed first: Whitney
Ball Prepared Public Speak-
ing, Lindsey Ringstaff Creed,
Marcus Rives Tractor Driving,
and Tanner Huysman Extem-
poraneous Speaking. Amy
Lundy, Heather Simmons,
Tanner Huysman, and Reba
Rudd took the Dairy test deter-
mining their eligibility for
state. Congratulations to The
Moore Haven FFA Chapter.
We would also like to thank
South Fork High School,
Clewiston High School,
Glades Day, and Hidden Oaks
Middle for coming. A big
thank you goes out to every-
one who helped judge and
make this day possible.

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

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 Build-
ing in Moore Haven, with,tours
in Glades and Hendry Coun-
ties. This festival is a joint ven-
ture of the Glades County Eco-
nomic Development Council,
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, and Hendry County
Tourism Development Council
to bring birders from around
south Florida for a weekend of
tours, lectures, arts and crafts
and fun. Vendors interested in
participating should contact
Nita Choban at (863) 983-
8619. For more information, e-
mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or jregan@glades
countyedc.com or visit our
Web site at www.bigobird-
ingfestival.com.

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Index
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Obituaries . . .2
Opinion ............4
School .............7
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Students won


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN The reac-
tion from the Sanibel City Com-
mission was less than what was
expected, according to some of
the Moore Haven High School
American Government seniors
who took a class trip to present a
power-point presentation in
defense of the rural Lake Okee-
chobee area.
The city of Sanibel's lawsuit
against the South Water Florida


Management District, in an
attempt to halt the release of water
from Lake Okeechobee, and sub-
sequent comments and sugges-
tions that somehow rural commu-
nities are to blame for bad water
now flowing down the Caloosa-
hatchee River, caused an immedi-
ate backlash from rural residents
and businesses alike.
When a Lee County commis-
sioner suggested that the sugar-
cane fields be flooded with the
excess water from the lake, it drew


Christmas beauty: Royalty on parade


Beauty queens from Moore Haven's Chalot Nitka festival were
Christmas Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10.


criticism from U.S. Sugar, State
Senator Dave Aronberg (D-
Greenacres) and U.S Congress-
man Mark Foley (R-Fla.). When
public comments were made
regarding the agricultural industry
around Lake Okeechobee as
being responsible for the majority
of the "bad water" flowing into the
river, it drew a different kind of fire.
Moore Haven High School stu-
dents embarked on a mission to
discover the truth and within that
quest, discovered that the primary


be swa


source of "bad water" was not so
.much from Lake Okeechobee
than the ongoing development in
the Tampa and Cape Coral areas
that is sending the runoff from that
development into the river. The
ongoing releases from the lake
does appear to be harming the
estuaries around the river, howev-
er no one has a firm control on
Mother Nature.
The students wanted to present
the results of their fact-finding proj-
ect to the Sanibel City Commission


and were initially invited, then
removed from the agenda, and
then re-invited with the condition
that they had to be completed with
their presentation within the first
10 minutes of the meeting.
The students were warmly
greeted to the city, but the recep-
tion was far cooler at the city com-
mission meeting where following
the presentation, the students
were informed that, "This train has
See Students Page 10


New director



for health



department


INI/Katrina Elsken
featured in the Lighted


By Bill Fabian
HENDRY-GLADES The
Hendry and Glades County
Health Department welcomed
Dr. Neftali Fernandez, M.D. as
its new director on Friday, Dec..
2. The incoming health officer
has been selected by Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
Deputy State Health Officer
Bonita Sorensen to take over as
the head of the health depart-
ment after the retirement of Dr.
,MarthraValiait, ,r, .,- ,.' .
Dr. Fernandez is Board Certi-
fied in Pediatric Medicine and
has over 10 years experience in
providing pediatric care in the
private practice, clinical, and


hospital setting especially in
emergency room and high-risk
delivery situations.
Dr. Fernandez has served as
head pediatrician at Collier
Health Services Inc. in
Immokalee, and provided serv-
ices at Inphynet Medical Man-
agement in Fort Lauderdale.
According to the LaBelle resi-
dent, he has dedicated himself
to maintaining the level of qual-
ity health services exemplified
by Dr. Valiant, and looks for-
%ward.-4o working-with the staff
and citizens of Glades and
Hendry Counties.
"The main thrust of working
See Health-Page 10


Riverview



Restaurant at



home here


Seminole princesses were in colorful costumes for the lighted Christmas Parade in
downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 10.


GLADES COUNTY Chef
Christopher Carr made his mark
in the dining arena in this area
five years ago when he opened
Christopher's Restaurant on
Bridge Street in LaBelle. He also
made a name for himself in
catering throughout Southwest
Florida.
Then in August of this year,
Chris decided to wing his way
over land and the river to the
Glades, to open his own restau-
rant in Glades County. He sold
his LaBelle restaurant and now


has opened his own unique din-
ing experience. The location is
where The Branding Iron "usta"
be about 12 miles east of
LaBelle on State Road 80. Turn
left at The Glades and follow the
signs or the aroma to
Chris Carr's brand new great
food 'n atmosphere adventure
at Riverview Restaurant on a
high bluff overlooking the mag-
nificant Caloosahatchee River.
The newly remodeled and dec-
See Food Page 10


Senior Connection welcomes


new director to SW office


By Mark Young
LABELLE When Christine
Nolan brought her 25 years of
experience to Senior Connec-
tions of Southwest Florida, she
stepped into an organization
that has thrived on their mission
of, "To serve older adults and
their families, enhancing the
dignity and quality of lives."
As good as Senior Connec-.
tions is in bringing essential
help to the elderly within
Hendry and Glades Counties,
Ms. Nolan believes those servic-
es can be advanced even fur-
ther and that's what her goals
are.
Ms. Nolan takes over for for-
mer Senior Connections
Administrator Sue Gulley who
ran the organization for some
15 years before recently moving
back to Indiana. Ms. Nolan
comes to the area from Miami


where she the senior adminis-
trator for 20 years in such
organizations that deal with
AIDS, senior citizens, youth
organizations, and family ori-
ented programs.
Ms. Nolan was active during
.the AIDS crisis of the 1980s
when the disease was ravaging
the Belle Glade area, so she was
already somewhat familiar with
the area around Lake Okee-
chobee.
"I've had experience work-
ing in the rural area," she said.
"I think my experience in Miami
will help me to bridge the gap
between rural and urban
needs."
Ms. Nolan said that the
sophistication of the urban-
based organizations will help
her update some of the pro-
grams that are currently lacking
in the rural areas and views
Senior Connections as a prime


organization that she can help
to enhance.
"I see this place as a dia-
mond in the rough," she said.
"This area has so much to work
with and the people here have
already done such a good job. I
have so much to work with and
all I really need to do is to cap-
ture what's already here and
bring it to its fullest potential."
Ms. Nolan said her biggest
challenge is increasing funding,
which is where her urban expe-
rience will pay off for Senior
Connections.
"I think the level of funding is
inadequate for what needs to
be done," she said. "We have
eight centers in three counties
and I don't think people realize
that."
Among some of the services
offered by Senior Connections
See Seniors Page 10


Submitted to INI/Laura Mathis
Little angels
The First Baptist Church of Moore Haven presented their
Christmas play Sunday, Dec. 4, to a packed church. The
play was titled "Free Gift" and the children portrayed the
message of God's Free Gift beautifully to all that were
there. Pictured are Curtis Kincaid, Matthew Baker,
Mandy Arthur, Erica Arthur, Destiny Everett, Gracie
Goodwin, Chloe Ahern, Olivia Everett, Savannah Devine,
Raquel Boravicka, Daniel Baker, Tanner Mathis, Sarah
Ibletatorremendia, Brenda Hernandez & Jessica Smith.
The Choir Directors are Elaine Smith, Laura Mathis &
Joyce Wilson.


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Obituaries


Arive Mathis Williams
Arvie Mathis Williams was
born Arive Owens on May 3, 1910
in Conecuh County, Alabama.
She left this life to join with her
maker on Dec. 3, 2005.
Arvie leaves her only son,
Delano Bill Mathis, his wife Bar-
bara K. Mathis, three grandchil-
dren, five great-grandchildren and
two great-great grandchildren.
She also leaves three brothers,
one sister, a host of nephews,
nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and
friends.
Her husband Daniel Boyd
Mathis died in 1973 and her late
husband Roscoe R. Williams pre-
ceded Arive in death in 1995.
Arive and Boyd Mathis and son
Bill, moved to Belle Glade from
Alabama in 1939, and started to
work for Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Boe of
Pahokee. Arive was manager for
"Mathis and Boe" in Belle Glade
until 1975. Both Arive and Boyd
(Bama) were considered Pio-
neers in the Glades area as Mer-
chants. She and her late husband
Roscoe Williams, were involved
with the Community United
Methodist Church, the communi-
ty and loved helping others.
Arive was a loyal member of
the Community United Methodist
Church in Belle Glade, a member
of the "Pink Ladies" of Glades
General Hospital and a Charter
member of the "Order of Eastern
Star". She will be sorely missed by
all that knew and loved her. Visita-
tions were held Tuesday, Dec. 6,
2005 at Glades Funeral Chapel in
Belle Glade. Funeral Services
were held Wednesday, Dec. 7,
2005 at Community United
Methodist Church in Belle Glade
and entombment followed at
Foreverglades Mausoleum in
Belle Glade.
Jimmy Lee Shelton
The family of Jimmy Lee Shel-
ton would like to let all of their
friends and family know that on
Saturday Dec. 3, 2005 at 5:30 a.m.
Iraqi time, my
beloved son
was killed
while sleeping
in their quar-
ters by heavy
mortar fire that
wounded 18
soldiers and
one casualty. .
Jimmy was JimmyLee
inthe 101st Air- Shelton
borne Division,
1st Platoon, B Troop 1-33 CAV
3BDE Team. Jimmy is preceded in
death by his grandmother Susan
K. Moya. Jimmy is survived by his
mother Donna Reese-Manger of
Belle Glade, Fla. and stepfather
Douglas F. Manger. Jimmy also
has two sisters, Jennifer N. Reese
of Clewiston, Fla., who has
recently completed her training at
the Naval Recruit Training Com-


mand center in Great Lakes, Ill,
and Natalie Marie Shelton-Sal-
vadore.
Jimmy also has two brothers,
Burgess Shelton Jr. of Savannah,
GA, and Douglas Shelton of
Clewiston, Fla. Jimmy also had a
girlfriend in Texas named
Rochelle whose brother is also in
his troop. Jimmy's father Burgess
Shelton lives in Alva Fla., with his
wife Billi Jo Shelton. Jimmy has
several aunts and step grandpar-
ents including Remberto and Ana
Moya. Ana was the one who deliv-
ered Jimmy on April 15,1984 in
Belle Glade, Fla. Jimmy's aunts
are Erin Moya, Malissa Moya,
Adriana Moya all of Clewiston,
Fla. and Sheri Hooker of Piano,
TX. Jimmy's uncles are Jesus
Moya of Clewiston, Fla. and Vern
Coonfare of TX.
We will greatly miss Jimmy
and all his crazy jokes and pranks
that he likes to pull. He loved to
fish and go lobstering in the Keys
and scuba dive. He was ready to
go to Iraq and defend his country
and that's what he did. He's made
us all very proud of him. Burial
services are planned for Arlington
Cemetery in Va.
A service will be geld at the
McGregor Baptist Church in Ft.
Myers for family and friends -
the time will be announced later
when we have more details.
Jimmy's body is currently in
Dover, DE and is expected to be
shipped to Florida in a few days.
Jimmy was a great person and
loved everyone he had no ene-
mies and died an honorable
death. God Bless all the rest of sol-
diers in Iraq and pray for a safe
return and to all the families of
those soldiers that have lost their
lives in combat I now understand
the pain and grief that you have
endured and sympathize with
everyone of you. We will all miss
Jimmy dearly and will always
keep him in our hearts.
Douglas Herschel
Thompson, Sr.
Douglas H. Thompson, 90
years young, died Monday morn-
ing, Dec. 5, 2005 at Ayers Health
and Rehab Center in Trenton, Fla.
Born Dec. 24, 1915 in Ochlock-
nee, GA, he attended Oglethorpe
University with a football scholar-
ship. He met his wife, Ruth Bur-
dette when he moved to Wash-
ington DC, and worked in the
Government Accounting Office.
In 1947 he moved to Belle Glade,
Fla. where he returned to farm-
ing. For 50 years he was active in
the community, the schools and
athletic teams, Community Unit-
ed Methodist Church, the Rotary
Club and the BPOE. He loved to
travel and visit. He never met a
stranger a big man with a big
heart. He was devoted to his fami-
ly and his community. Doug
moved to the Atrium .in


Gainesville, Fla. in 1997 to be near
his three sons, Doug Jr., Charles,
Bill and their wives Sally, Debbie
and Karen.
Survivors also include his
daughters, Margaret McCranie
(William B.) of Suwannee, FL and
Ruth Ann Booth (John D.) of
Palm Beach Gardens, FL; a sister,
Elizabeth Wierengo of Alpharetta,
GA; a brother, Wayland Thomp-
son of Ochlocknee, GA; 11 grand-
children and two great grandchil-
dren. He will return to his family
plot in Ochlocknee, GA, and be
buried beside his wife, Ruth, and
baby daughter. Funeral services
were held Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005
at the United Methodist Church in
Ochlocknee. Arrangements are
under the care of Milam Funeral &
Cremation Services, Gainesville,
FL. The family request that in lieu
of flowers, donations may be
made to the Florida United
Methodist Children's Home,
www.fumch.org
charity of your choice.
Ted Andrew Williams
Ted Andrew Williams, 45, died
Friday, Dec. 2, 2005. He is survived
by his mother Pennie Williams
Harris of Tampa; brothers Shell of
Ft. Pierce and Clay Dean of
Clewiston. Mother of son Brain
Brenda Murrey of Hope Sound.
Services were held Saturday, Dec.
10, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Atkin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston.
Michael Alan Stremus
Michael Alan Stremus, 41, of
Clewiston died Saturday, Dec. 10,
2005. Survivors include his wife
Melanie, two daughters Danielle
Stremus and Crystal Marr; mother
Marlene Walters of West Palm
Beach; two brothers Sam
Stremus of Boca Raton and Steve
Stremus of Rockford, MI; two sis-
ters Leslie McCaffrey of Pitts-
burgh, PA and Laura Deninis of
West Palm Beach, two grandchil-
dren Tyler and Kayln. Memorial
services will be held at 11 a.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 16 at First Baptist Church
in LaBelle.
Beverly J. Parks
Beverly J. Parks, age 64, of
Crooked Hook Campground of
Clewiston passed away Dec. 11,
2005 peacefully at home. Beverly
was born Sept. 20, 1941, at Cadot,
Wisconsin, the daughter of Roy
Combs and Helen (Knudson)
Combs. Survivors include her
husband Gary R. Parks of Clewis-
ton; children Gary, Larry, Ed,
Sherry, Michele, and Tammy Jo;
brothers Bob, Tom and Roy
Combs of Lansing, MI; a sister
Betty Buck, Lansing; and five
grandchildren. A family memorial
service will be at a later date. Cre-
mation arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home- Clewiston
Chapel.


Eddie Pearl Lee
Eddie Pearl Lee, age 81, of Alva,
Fla; passed away Friday, Dec. 9,
2005 in LaBelle. She was born Feb.
15,1924 in Muse. She is survived by
her loving husband of 66 years,
William Erbie Lee; four sons Will-
liam Jesse Lee of N. Ft. Myers, Roy
Elston Lee of Alva, Glenn Edwin
Lee of Punta Gorda and John
Edwin Lee of Punta Gorda; seven
grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren. A graveside funeral
service was Wednesday, Dec. 14,
200S, 11 a.m. at the Alva Cemetery
with Rev. James Daniels and Rev.
Earl Daniels officiating. The family
will receive friends today from 4-7
p.m. at the Akin Davis Funeral
Home, 33932 Palm Beach Blvd, in
Ft. Myers. Arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home-Ft. Myers.

BJ Dotson
BJ Dotson, age 64, of Moore
Haven, passed away Dec. 4, 2005
in Moore Haven, Fla. He was born
Mar. 2, 1941 in Bowling Green, Fla.
the son of Nathan Ernest and Alene
(Durrance) Dotson. Mr. Dotson
married Elizabeth Davis June 5,
1965 in Plant City. In 1969 they
moved to Moore Haven. BJ was
president of the Glades County Fire
Chiefs Association for many years.
He was a shop supervisor for the
Glades County Road Department.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, gar-
dening and visiting with friends.
Survivors include his wife Eliza-
beth Dotson and one son Timothy
D. Dotson of Venus, Fla.; a daugh-
ter, Tammie (David) Lee of Moore
Haven and one brother. Nathan
Kelly Dotson of LaBelle, his mother
Alene Doston. Four Grandchildren:
Kayla Lee, Destiny Lee, Jacob
Dotson, and Autumn Lee; daugh-
ter-in-law Mary Ann Dotson. He
was preceded in death by his father
Nathan Ernest Dotson, a brother
Larry Dotson and a sister Velma
Wyse. Services were held at the
Christian Church of Moore Haven,
with Rev. John Booher officiating
interment was in Payne Creek
Cemetery, Wauchula. Arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral Home
in Clewiston.
Walter William
Sherman
Walter William Sherman, age
74, of LaBelle, passed away Dec.
10, 2005 in LaBelle. He was born
Oct. 23, 1931 in Marianna, Pennsyl-
vania to Henry Sherman and
Katherin (Bice) Sherman. He
served during the Korean Conflict
in the Army.
Survivors include his wife Joyce
Lucas Sherman; four sons, Walter
Sherman Jr. of South Bay, Jeffery
Sherman oLFt. Myers, David Sher-
man of Sparta, TN and Timothy
Sherman of Said Knob, AR; three
daughters, Susan Brown of Belle
Glade, Lori Freeman of LaBelle and
Karen Sherman of LaBelle; two


brothers, Donald Sherman and
Richard Sherman, both of Pennsyl-
vania; sisters, Colleen Cramer of
Pennsylvania, 17 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren. Funer-
al services were Dec; 13, 2005 at 11
a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle with Billy Sherman officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Fort
Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
Dora Saint Mayhle
Dora Saint Mayhle, 97, born
Feb. 5, 1908 in New Baltimore,


Ohio, died Dec. 9, 2005 in Vero
Beach, Fla. She was cremated and
interred in Marlboro Cemetery at
Marlboro, Ohio at a later date. Sur-
vivors include two sons, Walter D:
Walker of Clewiston, and Ernest L.
Walker; grandchildren, Thomas J.
Walker of Clewiston, Douglas L.
Walker of Clewiston, and Kim D.
Walker of Dandridge, TN; E. Walk-
er of North Canton, Ohio, Brenda
Berdine Walker of Pacifier, Calif; 11
great-grandchildren and six great-
great-grandchildren.


Births


Hayden Douglas Hobson.

Hobson birth

announcement
Hayden Douglas Hobson was
born Nov. 17, 2005 at Palms
West Hospital. He weighed eight
pounds and three ounces and
was 19 1/4 inches long at birth.
Parents are Alicia and Daryl Hob-
son of Royal Palm Beach. Hay-


Submitted to INI/Alicia Hobson

den was welcomed home by big
brother Max Hobson.
Maternal grandparents are:
Doug and Sandi Schaper of Lox-
ahatchee. Paternal grandparents
are: Paul and Bobbie Hobson of
Port St. Lucie. Great-grandpar-
ents are: Max and Angie Cum-
mings of Clewiston and Doug
and Carol Schaper of Wichita,
Kansas.


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Crist cautions holiday shoppers to prevent ID theft


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist advised
Floridians to be careful when
using credit and debit cards to pay
for gifts during this holiday shop-
ping season in order to avoid
becoming victims of identity theft.
Crist, who convened the state's
second annual Identity Theft Sum-
mit in Tampa, said unsuspecting
holiday shoppers create inviting
targets for ID thieves.
Crist advised consumers to be
careful when reaching into their
wallet to pay for gift purchases, to
make sure no one is lurking to
steal a credit card number. At the
same time, he said, the crowds
and turmoil at shopping centers
makes it vitally important that par-
ents also keep a close eye on small
children.
"When holiday shopping, it is
easy to become distracted while
looking for the perfect gift and the
best bargain," said Crist. "Hectic
shopping malls can be a breeding
ground for rip off artists and other
criminals, and Floridians should
take steps to protect themselves,
their loved ones and their personal
information."
Crist said the holiday season is
the best time for the Identity
Theft Summit, which brought
together officials from law
enforcement, the retail industry,
banking and other sectors to dis-
cuss ways to reduce ID theft in


Florida. The Attorney General's
Fraud Hotline has received some
3,400 calls concerning identity
theft since it was instituted in
2003. According to the Federal
Trade Commission, a total of
38,325 Floridians filed fraud or
identity theft complaints in 2004,
and almost one-third of the
16,062-identity theft complaints
concerned credit card fraud.
Crist offered the following sug-
gestions for Floridians to avoid
identity theft while shopping:
When making purchases at
retail stores
Don't take out credit cards
before you get to the register. This
will allow you to control the num-
ber of people who see the infor-
mation on your cards and will
reduce the chance of misplacing
them. Protect your credit numbers
from the people around you.
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Letters to the Editor


Great success
Dear Editor:
The Christmas on the Caloosa-
hatchee Committee at Moore
Haven Elementary School would
like to express their sincere appre-
ciation for the hard work that
everyone put in to make this year's
5th annual festival a huge success.
The city of Moore Haven employ-
ees worked diligently to put up
decorations and help with
arrangements for the celebration.
With our donations this year from
the city of Moore Haven, TelSouth
Communications, Lodge Con-


struction, Moore Haven Cabinet
Company, M.E. Gose, Inc., Lake-
side Electric, Southern Distribu-
tors, and teachers at Moore Haven
Elementary School we were able
to purchase many new decora-
tions, boat parade trophies, and
lights for the Tom Perry City Park.
The event was enjoyable for every-
one and we hope to make next
year's Christmas on the Caloosa-
hatchee even bigger and better!
Sincerely,
Christmas on the
Caloosahatchee Committee
Moore Haven
Elementary School


LABELLE The Caloosahatch-
ee River Citizens Association (River
Watch), the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
and Hendry County invite the pub-
lic to the ceremonial ribbon-cutting
of the Historic Ft Denaud Oxbow
Restoration Project, 10:30 a.m, Fri-
day, Dec. 16, at the oxbow site, just
west of LaBelle in West Hendry
County.
This is scheduled in conjunction
with Uendry and Glades County
Schools' field trip, as students, par-
ticipated in the project with hands-
on activities through a curriculum
developed by River Watch Officers
Margaret England and John
Capece. The project representa-
tives and students will be available
*on site from 9 a.m. to noon. Scien-
tsts will be co6hducting tests on the
water and students will be working
on hands-on activities throughout
the morning.
Short demonstration boat trips
to the oxbow island will illustrate
the kinds of observations and data
collecting procedures that the ini-
tiative will utilize for research and


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education.
"This project is the culmina-
tion of a dream of River Watch -
to develop useful scientific infor-
mation to better conserve a beau-
tiful river locally while providing
wonderful environmental training
and experience for local stu-
dents," said Margaret England,
Hendry County media specialist,
certified Florida Master Naturalist,
and vice president of River Watch.
"The first and obvious benefit of
the restoration was apparent the
day the oxbow was opened. The
water flowed, the fish jumped,
and birds were once again seen in
this restored section of the origi-
nal meandering Caloosahatchee.
The Oxbow Reqtoration is a
joint effort between the SFWMD
and Hendry CountydoW, assure the
environmental health, boating and
fishing opportunities, and quality
eco-tourism potential of the
Caloosahatchee watershed. The
local endeavor complements
regional and Caloosahatchee River
Citizens Association (River watch).


Community Briefs


Volunteers needed
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-Hendry
County Big "0" Birding Festival, slat-
ed for Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in Moore
Haven. Volunteers are needed to
install signage, help set up tables,
man registration booths and serve
as ambassadors for gloriously natu-
ral Glades County and America's
Sweetest Town. For more informa-
tion call (863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.
Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes
began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the


Hendry County Health Depart-
ment 1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle,
Florida 33975. The class is a seven-
week course that will meet on
Wednesday. If you have any
questions please call Lasheba at
674-4056 Ext. 128.
Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of noon-2:30 p.m. You can
contact Tera or Linda at the Center
for Independent Living at (941)
766-8333 in Charlotte County to
find out the days that they will be
available in those areas.


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Taking the Christmas I.Q. test


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
When the Clewiston Library
invited me to display some of my
nativity sets this year, I knew that
one of the sets
I wanted to
put on display
was one made
for me out of
FIMO clay. It is
a work of art,
and I love the
expression on
Joseph's face -
- a true John
proud poppa! Hicks
But what I
love more than the masterful
creation of the nativity set is the
masterful story behind the cre-
ation. I came across the artist
and her work at a craft show,
and asked her if she might make
a nativity set for me. She was
willing, but had very little knowl-
edge of the characters of the
nativity.
I shared with her the Christ-
mas story and we conversed
many times about the story and
the traditional and historical fig-
ures who might have been pres-


ent at the birth. An amazing
thing happened. As she started
making my nativity set she start-
ed living the story with the fig-
ures she made. By the time she
had finished my nativity, she had
embraced the Christmas story
fully, as well as Christ as her lord.
Angels and nativity sets became
her passion, and her creations
became a means of testimony
for her.
How is your knowledge of
the Christmas story? How fully
have you embraced it? How is
your Christmas testimony?
While a campus minister at
Stetson University, I came up
with a Christmas I.Q. challenge.
If anyone could answer all of the
questions correctly, I would treat
them to dinner and all of the ice
cream they could eat. I extend
the challenge to you! Answer all
of the questions completely and
I will treat you to dinner and ice
cream at any of our Wednesday
Night Fellowship Dinners. Just
come and claim your prize!
We have our nativity sets, our
Christmas cards, and our Christ-
mas carols, which is great. The
problem is that legend has been


busy with them over the years.
This I.Q. test helps bring some of
these legends to light. Test your
knowledge!
1. As long as Christmas has
been celebrated, it has been on
Dec. 25. (T or F).
2. Joseph was from: (A).
Bethlehem, (B). Jerusalem, (C).
Nazareth, (D). Egypt, (E). Chica-
go, (F). None of the above.
3. How did Joseph and Mary
travel to Bethlehem? (A). Joseph
walked, Mary rode a donkey.
(B). Mary walked, Joseph rode a
donkey. (C). They both walked.
(D). They both rode. (E). By
boat. (F). By chariot. (G). Who
Knows?
4. What did the innkeeper tell
Mary and Joseph? (A). "Come
back after the Christmas rush
and I should have some vacan-
cies." (B). "I have a stable you
can use." (C). "There is no room
at the inn." (D). Both B and C.
(E). None of the above.
5. Jesus was delivered in a:
(A). Stable. (B). Manger. (C).
Cave. (D). Barn. (E). Unknown
6. A Manger is a: (A). Stable
for domestic animals. (B).
Wooden hay storage bin. (C).


Feeding Trough. (D). Barn
7. Which animals does the
Bible say were present at Jesus'
birth? (A). Cows, sheep, goats.
(B). Cows, donkeys, sheep. (C).
Lowing cattle. (D). Misc. barn-
yard animals. (E). Lions, tigers,
and bears. (F). None of the
above.
8. Where do we find the
Christmas story in order to
check on all of these ridiculous
questions? (A). Matthew. (B).
Mark. (C). Luke. (D). John. (E).
All of the above. (F). A and B.
(G). A and C. (H). A, B, and C.
(I). Genesis. (J). The 4 Gospels.
(K). The Epistles. (L). Television.
ANSWERS: (1). False. Not
until the fourth century did it set-
tle on the 25th. (2). A. See Luke
2:3,4. (3). G. The Bible doesn't
say. (4). E. No word about the
innkeeper. See Luke 2:7. (5). E.
No word about it. See Luke 2:7
(He was placed in a manger.)
(6). C. (7). F. The Bible doesn't
specify. (8). G. Mark begins with
John the Baptist; John with "the
Word".
Share the story. Share the
love. Share the Savior!


Old garden roses at home in Florida


By Barbara Oehlbeck

Next to actually being there,
meandering through the gardens,
smitten with the delicious fra-
grance and being totally delight-
ed with all the endless varieties of
forms and shapes and colors of
the roses themselves, Mike
Shoups' brand new just out
Guide To Antique Roses is the
epitome of the joy of roses. In
other words, the next best thing
to being there in person.
In this book, the striking cover
is Page 1, then turning, we are all
but in the gardens on Page 2 on
through the book. Mike points
out that there are two new won-
derful designations in this book.
EarthKind Roses and Pioneer
Roses. Each EarthKind rose is
marked indicating those roses
that were selected as being the
best performing, the most care-
free roses under strict testing
guidelines.
Many of the initial plants were
selected from the Antique Rose
Emporium's collection. The final
selections were those roses that
thrived while receiving minimal
care including NO fertilizer, NO
supplemental watering after the
first year, NO pruning, NO spray-
ing of fungicides or insecticides.
These roses are the most adapt-
able, yet most beautiful plants
you can grow. You'll absolutely
love living with these roses!
The Pioneer Roses are shown
in a special section on pages 94-
98. These roses are the result of
the Antique Rose Emporium's
own efforts, breeding the
showiest but toughest antique
roses and selecting offspring with
the most outstanding characteris-
tics.
This new guide on old roses
features, by way of photographs
and comments, roses that are
grown in the Emporium's own
gardens.. These are the roses that


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My fiance
gave me a few hints for what she
may like to have for Christmas.
I'm torn between either the Eng-
lish Bulldog puppy or a Channel
handbag. Doc, how do you
know when getting someone a
puppy is the right gift to give?
Dennis, in Wellington.
A: Oh Dennis, I am so glad
you asked me about giving pets
for gifts! This is a very serious
commitment of a gift. Okay, here
are some things to consider: Is
your honey ready to take on
some serious responsibility?
And since the two of you are
talking marriage, this question is
directed towards you too. First
lets look at the cost. You may get
away cheaper with a Channel
handbag! I think you can get buy
with the handbag for way under
$1000, but not likely on the bull-
dog!
Are you ready for house-
breaking, vet visits, pet supplies,
and a lot of reading up on a
breed with tons of conditions.
English Bulldogs are notorious
for respiratory, skin and repro-
ductive problems. Ask some of
my favorite bulldog patients -
Stella, Mama, Dixie, Princess,
and Brewski. The English Bull-
dog has recently taken on a
revival in popularity Dennis,
even South Florida sensation
Gloria Estefan has one! (Her dog
is named Noelle, after me of
course NOT!)
Dennis, will you consider
this? How about getting your gal
the Channel purse and adopting
a dog or cat from Animal Care


are the ideal choice to lend color
a diversity of shape and form and
fragrance to your gardens with-
out being the maintenance bur-
den often associated with mod-
ern roses.
Mike Soup says, "We stand
firm in our belief that our gar-
dens are not rose gardens, but
gardens that have roses in them.
A garden with roses integrates
perennials, herbs and annuals so
that the seasonal evolution of the
garden shows the interplay of all
these plants together."
And I have to say, or maybe
sing, loud and clear that when I
was in Mike's garden recently, I
was more than a little taken
aback to see winding rows of let-
tuce and ruffled purple cabbage,
colorful rhubarb and the lacy
configuration of parsley leaves -
more than one variety. One has to
ask, why not? These well-
behaved vegetables thrive on
everything that roses do, and
since there are no harmful sprays
being applied the's no reason
not to enjoy roses and vegetables
together. And I can still see clouds
of lavender asters drifting over
low walls, their small faces
upturned to the sun, touching
each other in masses of color.
Mike Soup, says, "I have
always been struck by the intense
beauty that antique roses bring to
our gardens, but even greater joy
comes from the satisfaction
expressed from neighbors and
visitors as they languidly stroll
through the gardens. It is conver-
sation depicting past memories,
possibly evoked by the fragrance
of nearby honeysuckle or roses. It
is conversation that speaks of
contentment, of family, or of
newfound goals. It makes the
garden far more grand than the
collection of plants and roses that
comprise it."
In this new book, there is
plain, everyday language, plus
"telling" pictures on the easy


Doc Savvy
and Control. Your adopted pet
will come fully vaccinated,
spayed or neutered. You will
also feel very proud that you are
rescuing a homeless pet for the
holidays. There is nothing that
says Christmas more than that
Dennis, and you'll save plenty of
money too. Maybe you can even
buy a Channel handbag for your
favorite veterinarian? Merry
Christmas, Doc Savvy.
P.S. If anyone out there is
looking for dogs, and cats to
adopt, please let me know. I
know of so many wonderful
healthy pets who need homes.
Folks, please spay and neuter
your pets to help reduce the
homeless animal population out
there! Thanks, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
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The Savvy Vet Show Thursdays
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Big Dawg!


"art" of taking cuttings and root-
ing your own roses or a cutting
from a rose friend. See page 9.
Antique roses, the roses of yes-
terday, all but beg to be rooted,
especially right now in the fall,
winter or very early spring. This
is the time of year when Mother
Nature works with the gardener
who propagates roses with cut-
tings!
As the pages are turned, one
wonders how each one can.be
more beautiful than the one past.
Yet this seems to be true -
shrubs, miniatures, ramblers and
climbers, the old Chinas,
noisettes and bourbons, as well
as floribundas, polymaths, and
more.
If you never have a garden
with roses, if you never have even
one rose bush, you'll cherish this
book. Mike Shoup's writings
about roses leaves you with the
sense that you've been in his gar-


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Thursday, December 15, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee -


Glades County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report


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Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report do not indicate guilt. Any-
one wishing to contact the news-
paper upon final disposition of
their case may do so for publica-
tion.
Nov. 26
Jaime smith, 29, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD
Officer Goodman on the charge
of DUI & Possession bf Marijuana
under 20 grams. He was later
released on a $1,250 surety bond.
Nov. 28
Wesley Garcia, 33, of North
Carolina, was arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on three active war-


rants for FTA. He was later
released on a $15,000 surety
bond.
Judgie Ware, 29 of Buckhead
Ridge, was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active Mana-
tee County Warrant. He was later
released on a $5,000 surety bond.
Randy Torres, 29, of Buckhead
Ridge, was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Ermeri on the charge of
Domestic Violence. He remains
in custody with bond set at
$25,000.
Nov. 29
Leonard Gilley, 24, of LaBelle,
was arrested by Deputy Queenie
Bell on an active warrant for VOP.
He remains in custody without


privilege of bond.
Moises Rodrigues, 25, of
Moore Haven, was arrested by
Deputy Leslie Fuce on the
charges of Aggravated Battery
(domestic violence) & given false
ID to law enforcement officer. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $1,500.
Nov. 30
Raquel Gonzalez, 35, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Tito Nieves on two active war-
rants for VOP. He was later
released on a $117 cash bond.
Dec. 2
Gary Roberts, 46, of Bartow,
was arrested by Deputy Richard


Ermeri on the charge of DWLS.
He was later released on a $500
cash bond.
Dec. 3
Victor Hernandez, 34, of
Labelle, was arrested by Deputy
Richard Ermeri on the charges of
Aggravated assault and battery
(domestic violence). He remains
in custody with bond set at $500.
Dennis Brown, 44, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Sgt. Ron-
nie Baker on an active warrant for
VOP. He was later ROR'ed.
Clair Harbaugh, 56, of Sebring,
was arrested by SPD Officer Mor-
gan on the charge of Trespass. He
was sentenced to three days in
county jail.


Sheriff's office assisting Crimestoppers


with 'Toys for Tot's'


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is assisting the United
States Marine Corps Reserve in
their annual toy drive from Dec. 2-
21, 2005. Each PBSO district and
volunteer location has set up drop-
off boxes in their front lobbies to
collect new unwrapped toys for,
girls or boys from ages 1-16.
Members of the community'
that would like to participate in this
very worthwhile event are wel-
come to drop off a new
unwrapped toy(s) to the locations
listed below.
The locations will be available
for drop-off only during day light
business hours, Monday through
Friday. Please do not drop toys out-
side or during evening hours. The
drops off locations are available to
give the community a secure loca-
tion for dropping off toys and will
help ensure the toys are collected
and delivered to children on Christ-
mas day.,
Together we can help put a
smile on a child's face this holiday
season.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office Districts
District 1 -West Palm Beach
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 688-3600
District 2 -Airport
1000 James L. Turnage Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 471-7450
District 3 North County


8130 Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
(561) 776-2000
District 4 Delray Beach
345 South Congress Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 274-1075
District 5- Belle Glade
38840 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 996-1670
District 6 -Traffic Division
3200 Belvedere Road, Bldg 1169
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 688-3700
District 7 Boca Raton
17901 US Hwy441
Boca Raton, FL 33498
(561) 558-2700
District 8 -Wellington
12794 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 14A
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
(561) 753-8547
District 9 Parks Enforcement
2700 6th Avenue South
Lake Worth, Florida 33461
(561) 493-2840
District 10 Lake Park
700 W. 6th Street
Lake Park, FL 33404
(561) 881-3324
Volunteer locations
Pine Trail
1867A North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 478-6497
Volunteer Services
2601 South Military Trail, #25
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 967-3376


Crist* warns against

phony e-mail solicitation


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the com-
munity to help locate a wanted
fugitive as of Dec. 9, 2005.
His name is Jean Lois Battle,
alias: Jeanne Hodge, Juicy Battle.
She is described as a black female,
D.O.B.; Oct. 21, 1964. She is 5 feet
7 inches tall and weighs 150
pounds and has black air and
brown eyes. She has a scar on her
left arm, on the right arm, and
lower back and upper lips.
Her last known address is Old
Belle Glade road, Pahokee. Her
last known 'occupation is truck
driver.
She is wanted for violation of


supervised
own recogni-
zance; attempt
to obtain con-
trolled sub-
stance; fraud M
and violation of
probation; and
neglect of a
child.
If you Jean Lois
should have Battle
any informa-
tion or know the whereabouts of
Jean Lois Battle, please call Crime
Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477).
You may remain anonymous and
could be eligible for a cash reward.


Missing Person Alert


Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office is seeking the public's
assistance with locating a 28 year-
old missing endangered adult
from Belle
Glade.
On Satur-
day, Dec. 10, ,, ..
2005, approxi
mately 6 a.m., 1
Ramiro Aguilar
Castillo, DOB:
May 18,1977,
with black hair
and brown Ramiro
eyes and Aguilar
approximately Castillo
5'4" in height,
140 pounds and wearing
unknown clothing was discov-
ered missing from 1822 Isla
Avenue, Belle Glade, Florida.
After speaking to Castillo's
mother it was determined that he


was extremely intoxicated and
engaged in a verbal altercation
with his brothers, which escalat-
ed into a fight. According to Mrs.
Castillo, Ramiro was in fact
injured as a result of the fight.
Ramiro left the residence and has
not returned. Numerous PBSO
deputies including K-9 units were
sent to look for Castillo and met
with negative results.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office considers Ramiro
Aguilar Castillo a missing endan-
gered adult.
If anyone recognizes Ramiro
Castillo they are encouraged to
contact the nearest law enforce-
ment agency or the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, Violent
Crimes Division, Detective Ada
Tyz at (561) 688-3000 or Crime
Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.


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Claims to be from FBI,
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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist warned
Floridians of a rapidly spreading
electronic mail scam that tries to
deceive recipients into believing
a message is from the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Those receiving the e-mail are
told that the FBI has monitored
their Internet use and deter-
mined that they are guilty of
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answer a series of questions.
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agency, the attachment actually
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mail appears to be authentic, as
the originating e-mail address is
either mail@fbi.gov, post@fbi.gov
or admin@fbi.gov. Other originat-
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contains a variant of the
w32/sober virus. If the program
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horse" that appears to be inno-
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and may adversely affect the
user's computer.
These e-mails did not come
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users not to open such attach-
ments. If received, this email
should be deleted without the
user opening it. The FBI is inves-
tigating the matter, and the Flori-
da Attorney General's Office is
monitoring the situation after
being alerted to the existence of
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* $145,000 4.70+/- acres. The perfect place
for your dream ranch. The property is secluded,
yet close to town.
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura.
There is a single wide mobile home included
with the property. The mobile home is to be
sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots avail-
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Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call for more infor-
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Located in the sought after Belmont S/D in
LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come
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* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
@ only $72,900. Possible seller financing.
* 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 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* 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.


* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South
of LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29
and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commer-
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rental income could multiply your investment!
Grab this site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning
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MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-.
acre in the rapidly gao% %in-- area
of rh-' Ideal for in'c.lcnt'i
$59,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
MUSE
4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a manageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. $79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PALMDALE
Affordable 3BR/2B mobile
home w/ .new well & water sys-
tem, located on anll oversized
fenced lot. $79,900
Listed by Emily Ankeney
863.673.0141
LABELLE
It,21l. doublewide mobile
home located on a manicured
lot close to everything! $95,900
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
313R/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkles inside w/ new

carpet & paint! $116,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-,
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
MUSE
2BR/2B mobile home located
on I +/- 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! $1.75,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PORT LABELLE
4 -ll<_ 2L home, in need of a
little TLC to make it spectacu-
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comer lot:. $178,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
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 corner lot! S199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
.., 863 517.1350

el.


LABELLE
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
PORT LABELLE
,'r!. 2H CBS new construction
home boasts upgrades galore
and a convenient location close
to schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Yvonne Hallman
86.673,1735
FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! ti W.'21'
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in il.lL'i boasts a new
metal root, new A/C system &
.i,,llik ', ,il'. id,",$' $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Channing 1940 house receives
c\,urc n i makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a lotll. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider

PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 31K.'213 doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's main thor-
oughthre! $255,000
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673.9119


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Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's main thor-
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Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673.9119
FT. MYERS
13rand new & ultra spacious
4BR/2B CBS home w/ up-
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Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
LABELLE
Well maintained 3BR/2B home,
in a nice .neighborhood, ofleti
new metal roof, upgraded floor-
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fenced yard!'$275,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
acres just outside of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726


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Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386


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Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
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Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
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863.835.0191
ORTONA
2BR/1B doublewide mobile
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& practically new. Located in
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863.675.4500
ORTONA
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863.675.4500


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863.675.4500
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863.675.4500
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863.835.0191
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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.
Feb. 9: Open house; elementary
schools; 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 20: Presidents Day holiday
March 3: Chalo Nitka holiday


Exploring Florida's Cracker history


By Barbara Oehlbeck


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


Submitted to INI/Kristi Hingson
Moore Haven Elementary
Moore Haven Elementary School hosted the first Families
Building Better Readers,. (FBBR) Program on Thursday,
Dec. 1. Nine families, (13 adults and 10 children), were
present for the two-hour event. In order to accommodate
our Spanish-speaking parents, an interpreter was present
for the entire evening. Kristi Hingson, Reading Resource
teacher, and Sheryl Huysman, K-3 Reading Coach, attend-
ed the FBBR training workshop last year in Boca Raton and
were able to bring to the parents strategies that they had
learned. The children who attended enjoyed the education-
al activities and their parents expressed appreciation to the
facilitators for the information and toolkit they received.


Despised, caricatured, misun-
derstood, patronized and on the
other side, cherished and even
honored, Florida's Cracker people
have been the subject of ridicule for
centuries, so writes Dr. James M.
Denham in the Foreword to
"Cracker".
"Ever since these strong, inde-
pendent folk made their way south
into Florida both before and after
the Change of Flags in 1821, they
have been constantly commented
upon by travelers, soldiers, and
observers of all sorts.
"In the early nineteenth century
these folk were "drawn to Florida
by the fertility and availability of
public land, particularly in East
Florida, where hogs and cattle ran
wild. They grew corn and potatoes
while hunting and fishing supple-
mented their diets."
"If this somewhat crude image
identifies many Florida Crackers,
this rural civilization sometimes
bred a straightforward, honest per-
sona that can be counted among
the best of American traits. In other
words there was and is no pretense
in any direction about Crackers of
yesterday or today."
Dr. Denham continues: The
author of CRACKER, Dana Ste
Claire, deserves much credit for
taking on such a controversial sub-
ject. He writes that the term "Crack-
er" is volatile and frequently misun-
derstood. Many native Floridians
are justifiably sensitive and angry
about their past being either forgot-
ten or disparaged. The term
"Cracker" is so laden with negative
images that to even use the term is
to court angry stares, and many
native Southerners resent the way
the term has been used to dispar-
age them.
And-yet today, in some circles,
"Cracker" is chic, "Everybody"
wants to be one. And more than a
few take for granted that every


Submitted to INI
Cracker, an exploration of Florida's history and culture high-
lights this book entitled Cracker: The Cracker Culture in
Florida.


word they've "heard" about Crack-
ers is gospel.
Dr. Denham concludes his
remarks thusly: If writing about
Crackers in a thoughtful, meaning-
ful way has its risks and pitfalls, it
also has its rewards. We should be
glad that Dana Ste. Claire took on
the task. In doing so he may have
unconsciously followed the admo-


nations of my grandfather who said,
"Don't worry about the mule going
blind, son, just load the wagon."
The author of the Cracker West-
ern book "Guns of the Palmetto
Plains", Rick
Tonyan writes in the Second
Foreword of CRACKER: A great
deal of Florida's unheralded history
is the story of pioneering Crackers.


From the 1700s until the early
1900s, they were about the only
Caucasian inhabitants in the interi-
or of Florida. They were often poor,
sometimes lawless, but almost
always courageous.
Crackers herded the cattle,
farmed the land, cut the timber,
fished the waters, and distilled the
turpentine. They opened the way
for industries long before Northern-
ers saw profit potential in the state.
Much of the blood spilled in the
state came from Crackers. They
fought Seminoles, Yankees and
each other to establish themselves
on the frontier. They survived
despite tropical diseases, hurri-
canes, rattlers, cottonmouths,
gators, panthers and a multitude of
other hazards that nature threw in
theirway.
But for the most part, Crackers
have been treated as unwanted
branches on Florida's family tree.
The powers-that-be in the state,
whether Spanish, British or Ameri-
can, either ignored them or
referred to them in derogatory
terms. Even today, in some areas,
"Cracker" is synonymous with
"poor white trash".
This book is extraordinary in its
illustrations antique photo-
graphs, old drawings, black and
white renderings of historical
events plus full color pages toward
the end of the book.
Perhaps above all, once and for
all, when it comes to those known
as "Crackers," what they are and
what they aren't, Dana Ste.Claire
sets the record straight in this highly
detailed historical book that covers
some 250 pages in the telling.
CRACKER is widely considered
the "Bible" of Crackerism.
For more information, availabili-
ty, call, write, or e-mail Barbara
Oehlbeck, phone/fax same: (863)
675-2771, 85075 Grassy
Run-Muse, LaBelle, Fl. 33935, e-
mail doco@strato.net.


GCD School Briefs


Urban League
workshop
Everglades Preparatory Acad-
emy Charter School is having a
workshop. Is Your Child Being
Left Behind? Workshop Urban


League Young Professionals in
collaboration with Alliance Orga-
nizations will hold an educational
forum and workshop with pan-
elist & facilitators from the School
Board of Palm Beach County. The
topic: Education. This workshop


will have a session on Homework
& Tutorial Help, parent empow-
erment w/SAC & PTO, Family
Resources & Counseling, School
Discipline, Effective
parent/teacher Conferences and
Importance of extracurricular


Activities. The attendees will
receive informational packets
with resource manuals. The
workshop will be held Saturday,
Dec. 17 at 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at
Conninston Middle School 673
Conniston Road, West Palm


Beach, Fl. (561) 802-5400. All par-
ents are encouraged to attend.
School Board meeting
Regular meetings will not be
held on the fourth Thursday dur-
ing the months of November and


December. Beginning in January
of 2006, regular 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 meeting room, 400 10th
Street, SW in Moore Haven.


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Assistant Chemist $12.57 per hour (plus benefits)

Primary Function: Collect, deliver, prepare and perform laboratory
analysis to control the refinery process such as but not limited to
Brix, pH, Color, Sediment, etc.

Responsibilities:
* Perform simple analysis and operate laboratory equipment.
* Maintain equipment and work area in accordance with CGMP
* Participate in training sessions related to the position.
* Capable of working with minimum supervision.

Production/Maintenance Technician (Environmental & Safety)
$12.57 per hour ( plus benefits)

Primary Function: Ensures the safe and proper disposal of haz-
ardous and solid waste.

Responsibilities:

* Inspects chemical and fuel containment areas, fire extinguishers,
petroleum and chemical spill kits, signage, etc..
Operates powered industrial truck.
Performs routine environmental and safety and inspections.
Capable of working with minimum supervision.

Note: In order to be considered for the above opportunities, you must complete
the Trades Operator Selection Test(TOST). Test preparation materials are avail-
able in the Clewiston, Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay public libraries.

Please stop in at our employment office and schedule a test date after completing
an application. We are located on W C Owen Ave in the last building on the left
prior to entering the plant.

Administrative Assistant (accounting skills)

If you are analytical and enjoy a variety of challenging duties,
please explore US Sugar. We are seeking a candidate that can
analyze and compile statistical data while working in a dynamic
team environment. For immediate consideration, please email
your resume to mnelson@ussugar.com

FAX 863-902-2889

United States Sugar Processing is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse work-
force. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace and per-
form pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 15, 2005


Eric Rinehart re-elected as president of B.L.A.R.C


Submitted to INI/Buttons Hatton
Pet of the Week winner
This precious little Christmas delight will get a day of
pampering before he gets a name. As this week's Pet of
the Week winner, this two-month old little guy will receive
a day of pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital in
Belle Glade. She can be reached at (561) 996-5500. But-
tons Hatton, of Pahokee submitted this week's winning
photo and her new puppy will get the prize. If you have
any interesting photos of your pet, submit them to me at
myoung@newszap.com for a chance to win your pet a
day at Doc Savvy's pet spa.


CLEWISTON At the last
meeting in November, Eric Rine-
hart, W4KPG, was re-elected as
president of the Big Lake Amateur
Radio Club for the 2006 year.
His office represents the group of
A.R.R.L affiliated radio armatures in
the Hendry-Glades area as well as
the western portion of Palm Beach
County covers the southern half
of the Big Lake area. He will work to
continue with the club as a forum
for all amateur activities in the
region, including the civil defense
components of radio operation.
During the meeting, expressions
of interest were reviewed by local
governmental officers about provid-
ing emergency communications
and training radio operations, it has
proven to be a key part of amateur
service with presentation before
congress by the President of the
American Radio Relay League. On
Saturday, the 26th of November,
several members of the Big Lake
Amateur Radio Club attended the
regional "hamfest" in Okeechobee.


Representatives of the Ameri-
can Radio Relay League
announced appointments and
reappointments of the various
regional and local offices. President
Rinehart represented the Big Lake
group and (the Reverend) Sam
Thomas, W3ALE, was reconfirmed
as Public Information Officer, Jim
Sparks, AA4BN continues to serve
as Hendry County Emergency
Coordinator for the Radio Amateur
Civil Emergency Service, with Sam
Thomas serving him as Assistant
Emergency Coordinator.
President Rinehart surveyed the
group and found that the local radio
group has a sufficient number of
persons to provide for training and
testing of interested persons in help-
ing them obtain ammeter radio
license. The government relies on a
system of volunteer examiners to
test licensure candidates and
enough qualified "VE.'s" live in the
area to administer the license exam-
inations as well as to provide the
coursework needed.
Candidates are required to be


Health Care District of Palm Beach County sites


The Health Care District of
Palm Beach County and several
local partners have launched the
Healthy Communities Access
Program (HCAP) to serve the
residents in the Glades area.
HCAP works with:
Residents that are unin-
sured or underinsured,
Residents needing assis-
tance navigating the health/
human services system,
Physicians that treat
patients that are uninsured or
underinsured,
Human service providers
that serve clients that are unin-
sured or underinsured,
Local businesses that
employ residents of the Glades,
Churches/ places of wor-
ship
HCAP serves residents of the
Glades area regardless of age,
race, sex or income and does not
charge clients for services. There
are currently five sites through-
out the Glades area. Each site'
has an HCAP Navigator available
to assist clients. There is assis-
tance available in English, Span-
ish, Creole and French. The
HCAP Navigators can help with
finding health insurance and
assistance for:
Medicaid


Health Care District of Palm
Beach County
Florida KidCare
Food Stamps
* Cash Assistance
HCAP Navigators provide
hands-on assistance with:
Gathering correct docu-
ments
Calling customer service if
needed
Referring to appropriate
programs
Submitting applications via
Internet, mail, or fax
Other assistance and servic-
es as needed
The site locations are as fol-
lows:
Site Information: Glades Ini-
tiative, Inc.
406 E. Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Boulevard, Suite 103, Belle
Glade, FL 33430
Phone: (561) 996.3310
HCAP Navigator: Guy Jean-
Baptiste
Languages:
English/Creole/French/Spanish
Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Site Information: C.L. Brum-
back Health Center (Room 168)
38754 State Road 80, Belle
Glade, FL 33430
Phone: (561) 996.1600


HCAP Navigator: Nancy Cano
Languages: English/ Spanish
Hours: Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Site Information: Glades Gen-
eral Hospital (ER Entrance)
1201 South Main Street, Belle
Glade, FL 33430
Phone: (561) 996.6571 ext.
536
HCAP Navigator:Valerie Mor-
ris
Languages: English
Hours: Monday-Wednesday
10 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Site Information: Department
of Children & Families
406 E. Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Boulevard, Suite 103
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Phone: (561) 992.1900 ext. 52


HCAP Navigator: Hervena
Pryce
Languages: English/ Creole
Hours:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday/Friday
7 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Site Information: Pahokee
Beacon Center Pahokee Ele-
mentary School 530 East Main
Place, Pahokee, FL 33476
Phone: 561.924.6465
HCAP Navigator: Mary Ann
Thomas
Languages: English
Hours: Monday/ Wednes-
day/Friday
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday
10:30 a.m. 7 p.m.


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familiar with radio operation, the
federal laws governing amateur
radio operation, basic radio theory
and (for some classes of licenses)
the language of radio-Morse code.
This. latter requirement is likely, to
be eliminated in the near future,
but remains one of the major oper-
ating modalities among the ama-


teur community.
Persons interested in more
information about amateur radio
or in obtaining an amateur license
and call sign are invited to contact
Big Lake Amateur Radio Club,
which meets the last Monday of
each month at Saint Martins
Church in Clewiston.


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W Sugarland Highway (US 27) location, and
are now seeking an alternate office space in
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Students
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already left the station."
Some of the students were dis-
appointed in the reaction, calling
the reception narrow-minded and
that it appeared that they, "didn't
care."
"How is it going to look if adults
listen and take advice from stu-
Sdents," asked Crystal Drake, Ameri-
can Government teacher at Moore
Haven High School?
"Well, how is it going to look
when those adults are proven
wrong by a bunch of students,"
onefired back.
Indeed, and the students don't
plan on giving up anytime soon.
Ms. Drake informed her class that
the Army Corps of Engineers
would like to see their power point
presentation and the students are
following up with a letter to Florida
Governor Jeb Bush to counter the
letters sent to the governor's office
bySanibel.
In a follow up to their presenta-
tion, Ms. Drake invited John
-Capece Ph.D., who represents
Southern DataStream and is a
member of an environmental
group called Riverwatch.
The class asked which cities
have water running into the river


and were informed that Moore
Haven and LaBelle are joined by
Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Alva, Port
LaBelle, and Ortona as the primary
cities who discharge water into the
river, but Dr. Capece also said that
no water samples had been taken
downstream from any of these
cities and that in fact no samples
can be taken south of the Franklin
Locks.
Dr. Capece also admitted that in
all likelihood, the lawsuit is a waste
of time and money and that any
suit between government agencies
diverts money away from such
important items as education. Dr.
Capece also said that the issue with
flooding fields would be held up
further in the courts by the eminent
domain issues involving private
landowners, to which Florida Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist virtually
guaranteed that the government
would not take land from a private
Florida landowner when eminent
domain was enacted.
The first such case of a potential
eminent domain issue in Florida
has already drawn national atten-
tion as the city of Rivera Beach is
attempting to move out older
homes to make way for a billion-
dollar development plan.
The city is labeling some homes
as inhabitable even though those
same homes have been increasing


as much as 34 percent over the last
year.
A small example of what is in
store for any suggestions that sugar
cane growers be moved off their
land as one area claims it's for the
"greater good" as the laws of emi-
nent domain requires before even
gaining consideration.
In the end, the students feel that
the money would be better spent
on further research as opposed to
legal action between two govern-
mental agencies, which will come
out of the taxpayers' pockets. The
agricultural industry has gained a
valuable ally in the Audubon Soci-
ety of Florida who states on their
Web site. that they would rather
have agriculture in place as
opposed to urban development
because farmers and ranchers are


doing a good job in monitoring the
levels of phosphorus that are
drained off their land. Congress-
man Foley pointed out that the larg-
er businesses like U.S. Sugar have
reduced "dramatically" their out-
put and have an aggressive plan in
place to further reduce the levels of
phosphorus that drain into the
lake.
The students will not yield in this
endeavor until their message has
been delivered and heard by all
those involved. And in the end, they
hope a peaceful middle ground is
found.
"Everybody has different view-
points," said one student. "But if
you do everything together rather
than against each other, you can
get more done."


Attorney General


launches excavation


MIMS Attorney General
Charlie Crist launched the final
phase of the investigation into
the 1951 murders of civil rights
leader Harry T. Moore and his
wife Harriette, by initiating an
excavation of the site where the
Moores' house once stood.
Joining Crist in the newest
efforts at uncovering the identity
of her parents" killer or killers
was Juanita Evangeline Moore,
daughter of Harry and Harriette
Moore, and those directly
involved with the investigation.
Investigators with the Attor-
ney General's Office of Civil
Rights believe the excavation
could uncover important foren-
sic evidence from the explosives
used in the Christmas Day
bombing. Some types of explo-
sive evidence can linger for
years, allowing experts to possi-
bly determine the type of explo-
sive that was used. While an ear-
lier excavation was conducted
on the Moores' property, this is
the first time the precise location
of the Moores' house will be
examined in minute detail using
modern forensics procedures.
"We will literally leave no
stone unturned in this investiga-
tion," said Crist. "This tragedy
rocked the lives of many in Flori-
da, and it is important to take
every step necessary in bringing
this terrible chapter in our state's
history to an end."
The excavation is the latest
step in the investigation, which


was re-opened by Attorney Gen-
eral Crist on Dec. 21, 2004. The;
investigation, conducted under
the direction of the Attorney
General's Office of Civil Rights,
has received tips and has been
assisted by the cooperation of
the U.S. Justice Department and
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement. More than 100
interviews have been conducted
in search of the identity of the
bomber or bombers. The Flori-
da Association of Crime Stop-
pers assisted Crist's office iii
gathering information, taking
tips through the organization'S
hotline and offering a $25,000
reward for information leading
to the killer, or killers,, of the
Moores.
"I appreciate the dedication
Attorney General Crist has
shown in investigating this
tragedy," said Evangeline Moore.
"I look forward to the day when
those of us affected by this
heinous crime will finally have
some sense of closure."
Harry T. Moore was Florida's
first civil rights pioneer. In 1934,
he organized the Brevard chap-
ter of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP). He fought for
equal pay for black teachers, for
voting rights for black. citizens
and equality in the justice sys-
tem. Harry Moore died from the
blast while Harriette died nine
days later.


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New Senior Connections Director Christine Nolan brings a
variety of experience and lofty goals to her new position.


INvIuIII Pabian
Dr. Neftah Fernandez is the director for the Hendry/Glades
Health Department.


Health
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in rural health is addressing the
lack of dependable medical serv-
ices in rural settings. I have found
that not to be the problem here,
however, and I look forward to
working with everyone here,"
said Dr. Fernandez, who has been
a pediatrician for more than eight
years.
Dr. Fernandez received his
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
from George Washington Univer-
sity in August of 1983, and he
earned a doctorate of medicine in
April of 1987 at Spartan Health
Sciences University. He later
received a certification in pedi-
atrics at West Virginia University
in December 1992.
Of particular interest to him
are pediatric infectious diseases,
growth and ,development and
family social issues. He also
emphasized a personal devotion
towards the quality of health serv-
ices available to migrant workers.
"I have a lot of interest in rural
health, .particularly with migrant
workers whom I have been able
to work with and learn a great
deal about their culture," said Dr.
Fernandez, who is fluent in both
English and Spanish. "I also have
a great interest in working with
the pediatric clinics in the Hendry
and Glades areas, for which a
great deal of my background has
prepared me," he said.
The Florida DOH recognized
these interests in the pediatrician,


and values that experience as the
new head of the Hendry and'
Glades health department.
"I am eager to see the work of
Dr. Fernandez and his supervisory
skills that he will implement at
Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments," said Dr. Sorensen,
who came to visit the Hendry and
Glades area in November to
inspect post-Hurricane Wilma
health services.
"With his rich background in
pediatrics, he will truly be an asset
to the department and Floridi-
ans," she said.
Dr. Fernandez described the
staff of the Hendry Glades health
department as "welcoming" and
"quite motivating".
"The professionals I have been
introduced to are very dedicated
and goal-oriented. Nearly every
person here has many years of
experience in this area, especially
in the leadership positions," he
said. "These folks have a great
ability to take a hands-on
approach to any situation, to have
a goal, and achieve that goal, not
just in health," said Dr. Fernandez.
The mission of the Hendry and
Glades -County Health Depart-
menfs is to promote and protect
the health and safety of all resi-
dents, workers, and visitors of
Hendry and Glades Counties
through the delivery of quality
public health services and promo-
tion of health care standards. For
more information, visit the DOH
Web site at www.doh.state.fl.us
and select county health depart-
ments from the drop box.


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Seniors
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includes case management serv-
ices, congregate .meals, home
delivered meals, nutrition educa-
tion, outreach, personal care,
transportation and more. These
services are particularly important
to'the rural areas of Hendry and
Glades Counties where some eld-
erly citizens are somewhat isolat-
ed.
Ms. Nolan will be looking to
federal and state agencies to
increase her funding because her
intentions are to increase their
services.
"People are not grasping the
scope of what we hope to pro-
vide," she said. "To do that we
need to diversify our funding."
If anyone can find a way to do
that, Ms. Nolan can. She is a grant
writer and brought in over three
and a half million dollars, in seven
years; into her last position.
When she accomplishes her
mission of increasing funding, her
plans are to concentrate on the
nutritional aspect of the program.
Ms. Nolan explained that the pro-
gram delivers nutritional meals,
but if the clients don't like what
they are getting, they won't eat it.
She wants to provide more of a
menu choice.for the clients, so if
they are choosing it, they will eat
it, and thus get the nutritional
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waste.
"Some people don't like peas
and carrots and they won't eat it,"
she said. "We are wanting to
expand our vitamins and nutri-
tional improvements and add
food, that is healthy, that people
will like. Like peanut butter, rice,
and things like that. But the more
we add, the more it's going to
cost."
Ms. Nolan arrived at her new
position Oct. 17 and within a
month has already launched her
new program on a limited scale
and she said the clients have been
very pleased with having more
options in which to choose. Ms.
Nolan said all food items are
approved by a dietician before
delivery to individual clients, but
thus far, the pilot project is work-
ing well.
Launching this program into
full-scale operations, as well as
implementing other ideas, comes
back to funding. Ms. Nolan has
the experience and the know
how to achieve her goals, thus
improving the quality of life for
the seniors of Glades and Hendry
Counties.


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orated dining room seats over 150
patrons.
The Riverview dining room
overlooks the big river. Dining with
Chris Carr will be an adventure
you won't forget: The finest in
aged beef steaks, prime ribs, local
seafoods, creative pasta wonders
with hints of the real thing in Italian
flavors and true country classic
fare. You'll also enjoy the soup and
salad bar station.
For a perfect night out, take a
friend, family, or a group and let
Chris and his trained staff do the
rest. Of course, Riverview caters to
large groups, weddings, holiday
parties, corporate affairs and more
including quiet intimate candle
light suppers.
The grand opening was Thurs-
day, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. The Riverview
will be open weekly Thursday, Fri-
day, and Saturday 5-10, and for
Sunday brunch, a creative affair
with over 40 feet of culinary won-
ders ranging from eggs to beef -
it's all covered including the area's
finest salad bar and soup station
plus beautiful desserts. Sunday
brunch will be from 11 a.m; to 2
p.m., perfect for after-church Sun-
day dinner.
And this is not all: After you've
dined to your heart's content,


you're invited to take a compli-
mentary scenic riverboat cruise on
the Riverview's 52-foot catamaran
pontoon boat. Captain Fred will
delight you and your party pointing
out the incomparable beauty of
Southwest Florida's Caloosahatch-
ee waterway, its wildlife and other
endless wonders of nature.
From every standpoint, The
Riverviewis the area's finest dining
facility an exquisite experience
in southern dining right here int
Glades County.
And. when asked if the
Riverview would feature the
famous "Tooty Fruity", Chris
replied, "Of course! How could I
not include our most delightful
treat knownTi as "Tooty Fruity".
And there's something else
new and delicious at The Glades.
It's the Glades Golf and Grill House
overlooking the area's finest golf
course. Open every day from 8
a.m. for lunch and more every day
sandwiches, salads and soups
as well as the greatest hot dogs
and hamburgers with all the trim-
mings. Dine out under the trees on
the porch or order a take-out for a
picnic.
Chris Carr served LaBelle with
a flare, and now he's offering even
more at his brand new Riverview
Restaurant, and The Glades Golf
and Grill House, 12 miles east of
LaBelle on Route 80. Turn left and
follow the signs.


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Tigers square off with Cowboys, head to Pinellas tourney


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Alton Edmond (center) took third place at the Pinellas Park
Invitational, held Dec. 10 in Pinellas Park.


Jared Bacallao (center) took third place in his 125-pound
division at a tournament that featured 19 teams.


By Mark Young

CLEWISTON Kicking off
their mat season, the Clewiston
Tigers competed in their first dual
of the new wrestling season with
a head-to-head match with cross-
county rival LaBelle, Dec. 7 in
Clewiston.
The Tigers are grooming a
couple of potential champions
down the line, but are a young
squad overall and the resulting
experience level went the way of
the Cowboys who sealed the
team victory 39-33. The Cowboys
took wins in the 130-pound divi-
sion with Colin Sparks getting the
victory, Mickey Clay won his 189-
pound match both wrestlers
getting pins. LaBelle's Patrick
McLymont also scored a major
decision, adding to the Cowboys'
points for the match.
Clewiston had a solid outing in
other weight classes, however,
with Brandon Caulkins picking up
a pin in the 119-pound division, as
did Tiger phenom Kris Smith who
scored a pin in the coveted 145-
pound class. The Tigers also
scored major victories with Arse-
nio Kamirez, Jared Bacallao and
Bryon Holmes getting the wins in
their individual weight classes.
Overall, it was a solid outing
for the Tigers who faced a Cow-
boy team coming off a second
place finish in the Key West Invita-
tional.
The Tigers packed up their
gear three days later and headed
to Pinellas Park High School for a
two-day invitational that featured
19 schools, much of them com-
peting for significantly larger
schools than Clewiston. Some of
those schools included squads
from St. Petersburg and one visit-
ing team from Washington State.
This was the biggest challenge
some of the young Tiger mat war-
riors had yet to see and Clewiston
met the challenge head on to fin-
ish 10th out of the 19 schools,
which included placing a trio of
I Tiger grapplers in the finals.
Bacallao, wrestling in the 125-


pound division, Smith, and Alton
Edmond, wrestling in the 160-
pound category coasted through
the first day of competition with
undefeated records to put them-
selves in the championship
rounds on day two.
Bacallao would suffer a defeat
in his first match of the second
day, but rallied to win his next
three matches to take third place
overall with a 4-1 record for the
tournament.
Edmond duplicated that effort,
dropping his first match, but win-
ning three in a row to also finish
third overall.
Smith would also drop his first


match, but managed to come
back to finish fourth overall with a
3-2 record. One of Smith's losses
came against the eventual winner
from Northeast High School, in
Largo, who was also voted as the
Most Valued Wrestler of the tour-
nament. Smith loss a close 18-16
decision to the eventual champ.
The Tigers will be back in
action this weekend as they head
to St. Petersburg's South Side
High School for another tough,
two-day tournament and also
look forward to gaining a home-
town advantage after the holidays
when Clewiston will host their
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LABELLE With the Lady
Tigers from Clewiston High School
launching an early, but successful,
district campaign in the 2005-2006
girls basketball season, Clewiston
was hoping to extend their district
record with a victory over the, thus
far, winless Lady Cowgirls from
LaBelle High School.
Clewiston came into the game
with one district loss and looked
to take over first place with a win
over LaBelle, but the Lady Cow-
girls had other ideas as they
sealed a 54-37 victory over the


stunned Lady Tigers.
The Lady Cowgirls took full
advantage of their opening
momentum and launched a 16-6
run in the opening quarter and
never looked back while taking a
30-18 lead into the break.
Clewiston's Nicole Pope racked
up 21 points for the Lady Tigers in
an impressive outing, but didn't
get much help with the exception
of Desire Lopez, who scored six,
and Precious Bryant who con-
tributed with five points.
Clewiston managed to keep


pace in the third quarter with
each squad posting 15 points,
but LaBelle extended their
advantage in the final stanza to
seal the 54-37 victory.


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Lake Area Varsity
Sports Schedules


Submitted to INI/Marie Sprouse
Top Tigers
Clewiston High School has chosen their athletes of the
month for October. They are Jamal Hubert, left, grade 11
and Kadie Vita, right, grade 12. These hardworking ath-
letes always try their best and always put forth extra
effort in both practices and events. Jamal and Kadie are
definitely team leaders who are also honest, reliable and
dependable. Congratulations to these athletes!


Sports in Brief


Volunteers wanted
CLEWISTON Wanted: New
and improved Clewiston Cougars
board members for the 2006-year.
If you think you have what it takes
to help make the Clewiston
Cougar organization a great suc-
cess, please come out and vote for
new board members. The Clewis-
ton Cougars need the help of the
community to elect a board that
would be beneficial to our chil-
dren. Our children are very impor-
tant and special, so please come
out and support the cougars.
Youth
basketball league
BIG CYPRESS The Big Cypress
recreation youth basketball league
is currently holding registrations.
The season kicked off Dec. 3 and is
open to all boys and girls begin-
ning at age five and ending at age
16. Games will be played in the
Clewiston High School and Middle
School gyms. There is a $25 regis-
tration 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 Recre-
ation is the sponsor.
Cheer and
Dance sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interest-
ed in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest
Universe All-Stars would like to
welcome 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
determination to come on over
and check us out. If you have any
questions you can contact Tammy
Watkins at (863) 673-1197.
Registrations for
Baseball and Softball
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will be
holding registration for the
upcoming season at Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria, 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 reg-
istration 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. A vessel safety check decal
will be placed on boats that meet
all the requirements. Call 467-3085
to'arrange a boat check.


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:
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.
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. 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:
TBA: LaBelle Tournament
Jan. 6: LaBelle, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Sebring, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5
p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter,
Home, 11 a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball:
Dec. 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, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Dec. 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, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
'Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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A common complaint given
for folks not wanting to buy tra-
ditional holiday plants like poin-
settia is that they look good for
the holidays, but they go bad
soon afterwards. Over the past
few years, UF horticultural
researchers and the nursery
industry have been developing a
new colorful plant suitable for
holiday giving and seasonal col-
ors.
Anthurium have the addition-
al good points that they will last
well into the new year, and they
are an affordable way to add a
new tropical Florida look to tra-
ditional holiday greenery.
Today's column will tempt you
with news about this "Flamingo
Flower", and suggest how to
select and care for this up and
coming Holiday gift.
There are between 800 and
1,000 known species of Antheri-
ums, which are native to the
tropical Americas, from Mexico,
Costa Rica, and Cuba to Brazil
and Argentina. Different species
have different growth habits -
some climb up trees, others are
firmly planted in soil, and there
are still more that are airplants.
The common names of Tail-
flower, Cockscomb, Flamingo
Flower, Hawaiian Love Plant,
and Tongue of Fire all attest to
the beauty of most Anthurium
species.
Anthuriums have shiny dark
green, oblong, heart-shaped
leaves. However, it is their color-
ful and long-lasting flowers con-
sisting- of brightly colored
"leaves" or spathes, and con-
trasting or complementary
bumpy flower-stalks, know as
spadices. These showy plastic-
looking flowers come in many
shades, including red, rose,
pink, and white. The protruding
tail-like flower can be white, yel-
low and sometimes pink.
Not only are the bloom cut
and included in floral arrange-
ments, they are now commonly
available as flowering house-
plants that will rival many other
holiday plants for color, texture
and ease of care. Anthurfum can
flower year round poinsettia
flowers are only a seasonal visi-
tor.
Lots of breeding research
with this plant has resulted in
many new anthurium cultivars,
bringing consumers a whole
new world of colors, sizes,
shapes, and textures. Other
research has improved the
methods to grow these plants in
Florida and Hawaii tissue culture
labs and greenhouses. UF/IFAS


research and nursery innovation
now make our state the num-
ber-one producer of this potted
plant in the world today.
Among new cultivars are
plants adapted to growing in
small containers. Repotting may
actually discourage the produc-
tion of flowers, as that these
plants will do well in a root
bound confined condition. I
recently purchased a "Volcano
PlantTM, grown in Hawaii, that
is growing on a piece of volcanic
rock the root ball is no bigger
that two inches in diameter. (For
those interested, I have placed a
Web page on-line that shows the
diversity of colors, sizes and tex-
tures of these tropical beauties.)
According to former UF Exten-
sion Specialist Dr. Rick Schoell-
horn, three myths have discour-
aged consumers from choosing
Anthuriums as houseplants:
These are (NOT) low-light
plants. Research has shown that
one reason why these plants
stop blooming is a lack of light.
Bright, indirect light (80 percent
to 90,percent shade) is the right
amount of light in Florida. It is
necessary to keep them away
from direct sunlight, which will
burn the leaves.
Anthuriums (DON'T) need
lots of water. In fact, it is best to
let Anthuriums dry out between
waterings. This will cut down on
root-rot disease and gives the
roots a chance to breathe. Once
dry, don't. forget to water these
tropical beauties, as they are not
drought tolerant, and the leaf
tips will scorch if left dry. Misting
with water is also recommended
to dislodge dust and temporarily
increase relative humidity..
Anthuriums (DON'T) need
lots of fertilizer. Actually, a lot of
problems can occur when too
much fertilizer given to these
plants. Over-fertilization, espe-
cially with nitrogen, leads to leaf
burn and may discourage flow-
ering. Use a soluble fertilizer
with a 1-2-1 ratio, and occasion-
ally flush the root ball with water
to remove fertilizer salt buildup.
Finally, since they are tropi-
cals, keep them in pots so they
can be moved inside when tem-
peratures soar above 90 degrees
F or drop below 70 degrees F.
Avoid placing them near drafts
and excessive heat or cold, espe-
cially from televisions, refrigera-
tors, and similar appliances. Fol-
low these care instructions and
few pest issues will occur.
Some small words of caution:
There is the potential for irrita-
tion of the mouth and digestive


symptoms if large quantities of and eyes if they come in contact
the plants are eaten. Sensitive with the sap. Place Anthuriums
persons may receive minor, in the home out of reach of kids
short-term irritation of the skin and pets to avoid these issues.


Masilotti improves


western communities


In an effort to improve the
safety of residents in the west-
ern communities, Commis-
sioner Tony Masilotti spear-
headed an ordinance to have
Palm Beach County Fire Res-
cue service the residents of
Belle Glade, Pahokee and
South Bay. The Board of
County Commissioners
approved' the ordinance with
a 7-0 vote at their Tuesday,
Dec. 6 meeting.
:The inclusion of Belle
Glade, Pahokee and South Bay
into the Fire Rescue Municipal
Service Taxing Unit (MSTU)
will allow Fire Rescue to
expand its services into these
communities and will include
improved fire stations, para-
medic services and expanded
fire coverage.
"The residents of Palm
Beach County drive all over
the county, not just in their
neighborhoods, all of our resi-
dents should have the same
level of service, regardless of
where they are in the county,"
said Commissioner Masilotti.
In 2004, the County Com-
mission developed a Level of
Service standard for the entire
county to ensure all county
residents received an equal
level of fire and rescue servic-
es. Communities could


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"The residents of
Palm Beach County
drive all over the
county, not just in
their neighborhoods,
all 'of our residents
should have the same
level of service,
regardless of where
they are in the county."
Tony Masilotti,
Commissioner

accomplish this by increasing
or enhancing their current
level of service, partnering
with another community or by
contracting with an agency
that meets the level of service
standard. The cities of Belle
Glade, Pahokee and South Bay
have all agreed to join the
main Fire MSTU and become
part of Palm Beach County
Fire Rescue.
"This makes sense," added
Commissioner Masilotti, "We
have the ability to make their
lives better by providing this
vital service, they need it, we
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Right plant, right place to plant


By Ed Ayen
Florida Yards & Neighborhood
This is the third in a series of
articles written on the new area
program called Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods. The program is
being implemented through your
local county extension service in
Highlands, Okeechobee and
Glades County and is partially
funded fiom Clean Water Act Sec-
tion 319 funding from the U.S. EPA
through the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.
Plant selection can be the fun
part of landscaping a "Florida
Friendly Yard". If you are from the
north country, like I am, you prob-
ably marvel at the diversity of


plants that grow in this area. You
may want to try everything or are
dismayed at the number and find
it hard to choose. Remember, the
plants you .select determine the
level of maintenance required
and also how long your land-
scape will last.
Plants already on your proper-
ty, particularly low maintenance
native plants, should be retained.
Saving existing plants reduces
cost and leaves valuable wildlife
habitat undisturbed.
Select from a list that includes
suitable native plants, as once they
are established, most require little,
if any, supplemental water, fertiliz-
er or pesticides. If you won't be


irrigating your yard, select drought
tolerant plants that are suited to
your soil. Consider flowering and
fruiting plants that bring birds and
butterflies into your yard.
Please do not plant noxious or
invasive species. Florida prohibits
planting of Brazilian Pepper, Aus-
tralian Pine, Melaleuca, Carrot-
wood, Chinese Tallow and many
others.
Strive to create a mosaic of trees,
shrubs, groundcovers, native grass-
es and wildflowers. Large plantings
of the same species are prone to
disease and insect infestation.
Turf areas should be functional
and designed for easy mainte-
nance. Bahiagrass tends to be


more carefree than St. Augustine.
Groundcovers are especially
useful in shady or sloped areas
where turf may not thrive or is dif-
ficult to maintain.
Don't be fooled by the Quick-
fix appeal of fast growing plants.
They require more pruning, result-
ing in more clippings and yard
waste. Slower growing plants may
take longer, but they will last
longer and create less work.
Choose plants hardy in this
region. We do have occasional
frost throughout the area and
non-hardy plants may not survive.
Also, plants tuned to cooler cli-
mates may not survive our hot,
humid summers.


Crist issues civil subpoenas in Adelphia Cable TV sale


Wants to ensure
Florida consumers
are protected
TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that his office has issued subpoe-
nas to three of the nation's
largest cable television compa-
nies, in order to obtain copies of
documents related to the effort
by Comcast and Time Warner to
acquire customers now served
by competitor Adelphia Com-
munications Corp. The potential
purchase of Adelphia by Corn-
cast and Time Warner could
affect at least a half-million Flori-
da consumers.
Adelphia, the fifth-largest
cable provider in the United
States, is looking to sell its cable
systems and assets to Comcast
Corporation and Time Warner
Inc. for a total of $12.7 billion.
Comcast, the nation's largest
cable provider, and Time Warn-


er, the third-largest, in turn are
asking the federal government
for permission to exchange cer-
'tain cable systems and assets in
order to create regional clusters,
which the companies say would
make then more efficient and
potentially lead to lower rates.
The civil investigative
demands issued by the Attorney
General's Office ask the three
companies to provide copies of
all documents that have been or
will be submitted to the Federal
Trade Commission, the U.S.
Department of Justice and the
Federal Communications Com-
mission. The subpoenas also
request documents provided to
the companies by the federal
agencies related to the Adelphia
acquisition.
"The best way to keep cable
prices low is to ensure a compet-
itive marketplace," said Crist.
"Comcast and Time Warner pro-
vide a valuable service to mil-
lions of Florida consumers, and
we hope they continue to meet


customers' needs once the Adel-
phia acquisition has been com-
pleted. Our goal is to make sure
the interests of Florida con-
sumers are protected once a
company's competitor is
acquired."
In addition to acquiring Adel-
phia assets, Comcast and Time
Warner are seeking permission
to swap some of their own
assets in order to concentrate
their resources in more compact
geographic areas. The potential
impact on Florida cable markets
primarily involves the sale of
Adelphia assets to Comcast, with
some additional transfer of Time
Warner assets to Comcast. If the
sale and transfer are approved
by the federal government, Com-
cast will add approximately
510,000 customers in four large
markets: Miami (approximately
85,000}, West Palm Beach
(approximately 308,000), Fort
Myers-Naples (approximately
72,000) and Orlando (approxi-
mately 45,000).


Crist said he plans to seek
assurances that the Adelphia
sale will not eliminate beneficial
"overbuilding" that has occurred
in certain areas of the state,
including parts of the Orlando
area. In those limited areas,
more than one cable company
installed the necessary facilities
and provide cable service to the
same neighborhoods, thus pro-
moting a competitive market-
place. Since competition can
drive down consumer costs, the
attorney general plans to seek
assurances from Comcast that
Adelphia resources in these
"overbuilt" areas will not be sold
to rivals, thereby eliminating
direct competition.
The civil investigative
demands require that the
requested documents be sub-
mitted to the Attorney General's
Antitrust Division by Dec. 26, but
the companies have indicated
that they will begin providing
some documents immediately.


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Thursday, December 15, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Weekly Road Construction Report


Motorists are reminded to drive
with extra care through construc-
tion zones for the safety of every-
one involved.
Glades County
SR 29: From Hendry County
line to U.S. 27: Maintenance proj-
ect Crews will be doing road
striping for the next three weeks.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but slow moving traffic.
SR 78: From Nicodemus Slough
to the bridge (4.6 miles): Construc-
tion project The roadway
improvements, consist of resurfac-
ing the existing pavement, widen-
ing two sections of roadway, con-
structing paved shoulders,
drainage improvements, and
guardrail installation. Motorists
should expect a flagging operation
with a single lane closed for paving
and shoulder construction. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From U.S. 27 to Okee-
chobee County line, and from SR
29 to U.S. 27: Maintenance contract
project Crews will be doing road
striping for the next three weeks.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but slow moving traffic.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project- The
roadway improvements consist of
resurfacing the existing pavement
and modifying the U.S. 27/SR 29
intersection median. Motorists


should expect one lane to be
closed for paving operations. The
speed limit has been reduced in the
work zone. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: In the city of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crews sweep the roadway in this
area.
U.S. 27: From Hendry County
line to Highlands County line: Main-
tenance project Crews will be
doing road striping for the next
three weeks. No lane closures are
anticipated, but slow moving traffic.
Henry County
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crews sweep the roadway.
SR 29: From Collier County line
to SR 80: Maintenance project -
Crews will be doing road striping
for the next three weeks. No lane
closures are anticipated, but slow
moving traffic.
SR 80: From Ford Street to Cow-
boy Way: Maintenance project -
Motorists should expect intermit-
tent lane closures in the eastbound
and westbound lanes with possible
slow moving traffic while crews
work on cleaning the pipes in the


roadway. Flagmen will be on site to
assist with traffic.
SR 80: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, ,but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crews sweep the roadway.
SR 80: From Lee County line to
U.S. 27: Maintenance project -
C Crews will be doing road striping
for the next three weeks'. No lane
closures are anticipated, but slow
moving traffic,
SR 80: From County Road 833 to
U.S. 27 (2.9' miles): Construction
project Roadway improvements
consist of guardrail replacement
and addition of new guardrail
along the eastbound side of SR 80.
The contractor is Highway Safety
Devices, Inc.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to SR
80: Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect possi-
ble slow moving traffic while crews
work on guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: From Palm Beach
County line to Glades County line:
Maintenance project Crews will
be doing road striping for the next
three weeks. No lane closures are
anticipated, but slow moving traffic.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewiston:
Maintenance project No lane clo-
sures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect possi-
ble slow moving traffic while crews


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


Myths and misunderstandings about disaster assistance


ORLANDO Recovery officials
voiced concern that word-of-
mouth misinformation may dis-
courage eligible Wilma-impacted
individuals from seeking help from
the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) and Flori-
da's State Emergency Response
Team (SERT).
"The last thing you need in a dis-
aster is misinformation," said State
Coordinating Officer Craig Fugate.
"The best way to avoid that prob-
lem is to call the toll-free tele-regis-
tration number and ask what kind
of assistance is available to you."
Residents who suffered dam-
ages and losses as a result of Hurri-
cane Wilma should apply for assis-
tance immediately by calling (800)
621-FEMA (3362). Those with a
speech or hearing impairment can
call (TY) (800) 462-7585. The lines
are open 24/7 until further notice.
You may also apply online at
www.fema.gov.
"There are many common mis-
conceptions that should simply be
-ignored," said Justin DeMealloFed-
eral Coordinating Officer. "Resi-
dents should call and get accurate
information."


Some of the myths heard in past
disasters include:
I received help from a previous
disaster so I'm not eligible.
Not true. Every disaster is con-
sidered separately. When you call
to register a specialist will evaluate
your application for the current dis-
aster.
I have insurance, so there is no
other help available.
Not true. FEMA will not dupli-
cate insurance benefits, but you
may be eligible for help with losses
not covered or damage in excess of
your coverage. That's why it's
important to register for assistance
even while you are working with
your insurance company to assess
your insurance coverage.
I have to wait for my insurance
adjuster before I apply for disaster
assistance.
Not true. Don't wait for an
adjuster before applying for aid or
making necessary repairs to make
your house livable. However, you
should find out what your policy
covers, and be sure to keep papers
and.receipts for any work.
I already repaired my home. I
don't need to apply.
Not true. You might qualify for


reimbursement of expenses not
covered by insurance.
I received help from the Red
Cross, so now I can't get help from
FEMA or the state.
Not true. FEMA and SERT coor-
dinate a number of programs to
help disaster victims. These pro-
grams are different from the emer-
gency food, clothing and shelter ini-
tially provided by the Red Cross and
other voluntary agencies.
I received help from the Red
-Cross, so I'm already registered
with FEMA.
Not true. Registration with the
Red Ci'oss is not the same as regis-
tration with FEMA.
I make too much money to
qualify for disaster aid.
Not true. The kinds of help pro-
vided depend on each applicant's
circumstances. Federal and state
disaster assistance programs may
be available to those who suffered
damage, regardless of income.
I have to be turned down by my
bank before I can apply for a disas-
ter loan.
Not true. The U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration (SBA), which
handles low-interest disaster loans,
has its own criteria for determining


each loan applicant's eligibility. The
SBAwill decide whether or not you
are able to repay a loan. If you are
not qualified for a loan, you may be
eligible for a FEMA grant, but it is
necessary to go through the SBA
application process first.
I must own a business to apply
for a loan from the SBA.
Not true. Based on the type and
extent of "uninsured" or "underin-
sured" disaster-related losses and
damages, individuals may be eligi-
ble for low-interest loans for home
or personal property losses.
I rent an apartment. I can't get
help.
Not true. There are several types
of assistance available to renters.
One type of grant may help a renter
with temporary housing needs if
they have to move because of dis-
aster damage or loss. Another type
of grant is available to an eligible
individual or family with serious,
disaster-related needs and neces-
sary expenses that are not covered
by insurance or other disaster assis-
tance programs. A renter may also
qualify for an SBA low-interest dis-
aster loan.


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KITTEN -6wks old. Male, tiger
strip. Vic. of Oak Park, Dec.
7th. Please call with any info.
(863)763-7564


CAR KEY on orange expansion'
wrist band. Vic. of Flagler
Park. Please call with info
(863)467-2614
PET FERRET- Vic, of Horse-
shoe Acres Glades County.
Please call (863)983-7024
RED NOSE TIC- Female,
Short, Vic of Country Village.
If found Please call
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shihtzu, lost 11/26,441 N past
Potter road. Named Carley,
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FREE FORD GRANADA- '84,
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863-677-0750


PIT BULL PUPS 8 mos old.
2 males, 1 female. Free to
good homes. All shots up to
date. (863)763-7446
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of West Del Monte, furniture,
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Tall Guy, Secure, 60, To meet
Attractive Gal or Friend for
Dining, Fishing, Traveling,
etc. Call (863)946-3123


Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
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CASHIER/DELI OPENINGS
F/T & P/T, @ Becks Food
Store in Lake Port.
Must be avail, for afternoons &
weekends. Competitive pay.
Call Trish, Mon. Fri.
7am-2pm @ (863)946-1622


CUSTODIAN
.s The Seminole Tribe of
Florida's Ahfachkee School on
our Big Cypress Reservation-is
seeking a Custodian.

Duties include basic cleaning of school
building and facility and general
groundkeeping. HS Diploma/GED req.

Applications available at
www.semtribe.com. Fax: 954-967-3477
or email galtman@semtribe.com
or mail to HR, 6300 Stirling Road,
Hollywood. FL 33024


CLERK SPECIALIST
(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64080158)
Front desk clerical/medical records position;
working with a diverse population in a public
health clinic; bilingual English/Spanish
required. Background screening/
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Rosa @ 863-983-1408 x502
for more details


A. Duda & Sons, Inc. has several job openings with
different levels of experience: fuel truck driver,
welder, mechanic and mechanic helper. Training is
available. Drug Free Work Place. Pay commensurate
with experience. Medical/dental/vision plans,
401K, vacation, holiday pay, plus other benefits.
Apply in person or call for appointment (863) 675-
0545 ext. 3135 EOE


A. Duda & Sons, Inc. busca un camionero, sol-
dador, mecdnico y ayudante mecinico con various niveles
de experiencia. Entrenamiento esta disponible. Sitio libre
cle drogas. Pago a segdn experiencia. Plans medico/den-
tal/visi6n, 401K plan de retiro, pago de vacaciones y dias
feriados, mAs otros beneficios.
Aplique en persona o llame por una cita a (863) 675-0545
ext. 3135.
,aiplieador de Oportunidlades por Igual.


CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes
for the Chamber Executive Director position.
The position requires general office &
financial management skills. Applicants must also
demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff &
,to represent the Chamber in community & regional forums.
Resumes should be submitted by:
January 15th, 2006 to the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Personnel Committee,
PO. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440

Clerical
phones, Quick Books, Word, Excel, Filing.
Must Be Reliable. Speak English.
Apply in person.
RKO Industries,
1275 Commerce Drive, LaBelle

OakBrook of LaBelle
We are now taking applications
for the following positions:
*CNA, LPN, RN
Dietary and Housekeeping
Come Join our Team!
Please apply within
250 Broward Ave
LaBelle, FL 33935
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Bartender $9.00 plus grats
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Cashier NEW! $9.50 per hour
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Line Cook -$10.00 per hour
Prep Cook $8.00 per hour
Security Officer NEW! $10.00 per hour
TAD Machine Technician $12.00+ (d.o.e.)
Vault Cashier $9.50 per hour

We are also seeking candidates
for these professional positions:
Financial Analyst Human Resources Generalist
*PC Support Technician


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


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with a company you

can grow with?

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

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

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

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


CYPRESS TRUCK LINES, INC
Driver Designed Dispatch.
FLA ONLY/Flat Bed students
welcome. Home Every
WeekEnd Most Nights
(800)545-1351 www.cy-
presstruck.com.
Driver Regional & Dedicated
CDL Driver's Company,
Lease Purchase, 0/0 $800
to $1500 a Week
(888)707-7729 www.nation-
alcarriers.com.
HVAC MECHANIC NEEDED
5 yrs exp. req'd. Must have
own tools & trans. Contact
Bruce Hart (800)843-4379


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729). .
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.


MANAGEMENT

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

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


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The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.

FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS

* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* SERGEANT
* DENTAL ASSISTANT
* SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR


MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

-,al Opportunity Employer


DRIVERS .', .. "' A\',,,
dispatcil is 2.1 0 nilsl.
'3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
*Direct Deposit *weekly
(same week) Settlements,
olos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
1-year OTR verifiable experi-
ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046
One man's trash is
another man's treas.-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Automotive Parts
F/T DELIVERY DRIVER
Must have clean driving,
record
Apply in person
1348 S. Main St.
Belle Glade FL

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readers are more popular!


HAMPTON CHRYSLER
DODGE & JEEP, INC.
Has and opening for a
Receptionist
Hours will be M-F
8:30-5:30. You will be re-
tponsible for answering
phones, greeting custom-
ers and light office duties.
-Please come in and fill
out an application at
202 W. Sugarland Hwy,
Clewiston, FL.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
Po s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
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in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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Repair Trainee
Are you mechanically inclined? Apprentice position to result in
certification as repairtechnician upon completion of required
training and demonstration of necessary skills.
$11 +p/h. Benes 401k, med, dent, vision, LTD, STD. Criminal
background check and drug test.
Apply in person at 326 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade or call
561-996-4431 ask for Rob. To learn more go to
www.hydraulic-supply.com
DFW/EOE

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Big Cypress Reservation

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


PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Family Empowerment has immediate need for a Program Coor-
dinator in Belle Glade. Position Develops curriculum, recruits
venues;- 9aedules and conducts group presentations; active in
Family & Community Partnership. Collects & enters stats on-
line; able to attend meetings, training weekdays, some Satur-
days & evenings. Exp. working with families and varied
cultures, familiarty with the "Glades" area. Prefer Bachelors in
Social Work or related experience may substitute. Must be
bi-lingual Spanish/English. Sent resume to Fax:
561-996-4467; e-mail familypower@bellsouth.net or mail to
Family Empowerment, RO. Box 1000, Belle Glade, FL 33430.
Catholic Charities EOE


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


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

Seminole Tribe of Florida Health Department
has opening for a Medical Social Worker at our
Big Cypress Reservation. Cord. medical care
with clinic & outside providers. Provide assess-
ment & prevention services. Provide counseling
to patients regarding medical care. MS degree in
Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, or
Family Therapy or Bachelors degree with min. 2
years exp. Min. 1 yr. clinical exp. w/dual diagno-
sis patients (Chemical Dep./Mental Health). Valid
FL Driver's Lic. req.
Resumes to galtman(semtribe.com or fax:
954-967-3477. www.semtribe.com


Planner/&heduler
Clewiston, Florida
The planner/scheduler is responsible for the planning and
scheduling of all maintenance of projects and all work related
to canal/levee/fleet. Serves as liaison to ensure coordination of
the planning and scheduling between other field stations, field
operation supervisors and crew chiefs. Tracks and records
labor and cost associated with each project in the
computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to
permit meaningful analysis and reporting results or work done.
Overtime will be required based on weather and/or
environmental conditions. Due to the Districts response role
before, during and after major storm events and in the total
scope of emergency managementthis position may, at times,
be required to provide work support before during and after
major storm events and emergency situations, such as
hurdcanes or other declared emergencies. High School
Diploma or equivalency diploma. Associate's degree
desired.
Seven (7) years experience in planning and coordinating
maintenance work activities. Valid Florida driver's license
required. Skill and proficiency in the use of personal
computers and related software. (i.e., Primavera, Sure Trak,
CMMS, LGFS, MS Word, Excel, etc.) Jdb Reference #205238
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE


MOBILE
HOME SALES
Sign on bonus.
High commissions.
Health benefits
available. WELDERSNEEDED
Please fax resume to: Apply: 851 S. Elm St.
3LaBelle. DFWP
863-461-8150 LaBelle.




OKEECHOBEE h
CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTION
NOW HIRING
Certified/Non-Certified
Correctional Officers REANG A
Excellent Benefits
& Salary NEWSPA ,ER
Trainee: $28,657.98
Certified: $31,403.84 o Woura oni by
Contact: proeiig information
Sergeant 0. Salgado or about best buys,
Officer N. Whidden @, No wonder newsp
(863)462-5424 No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel


PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559,
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classifelds.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST, F/T
For busy orthopedic office in
Belle Glade. Completive pay &
benefits. Call: 561-296-2966
or Fax resume: 561-793-5788
Your next job could be in
today's classlfieds. Did
you ook for it?


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HEALTH CLINIC


Seminole Tribe of Florida Health Dept.
has openings at our Clinic at our Big
Cypress Reservation for:

LPN: Provide ambulatory Nursing svcs.
Phone triage. Admin. meds, therapeutic
treatment, diagnostic testing. Assist
w/transport, Home visits. Active FL
LPN lic. req. Current BLS cert.

Medical Records Asst/Data Entry Clerk:
File med. records & audit files. Data
entry for clinics. HS diploma/GED, ICD-9
coding cert. preferred. Computer literate.

FL dirver's lic. req. for all. Apply by
email galtman(semtribe.com; fax
954-967-3477 or mail: HR, 6300
Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024.
www.seminoletribe.com


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LPN I or II (FT,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
FL h,: l lh I I'l c.. h,. d l u lsa r ,.. I' :| .,.1.
Radlologic Technologist/Mammographer
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Full time/Part time/At Home- TRANSCRIPTIONIST
Must hav r ihr.c )f m,:.- c ir, "[ .:: ,i hl..r iul tran-
scriptior LE.':il,.-,r ir,, l jr .1 ind Ih. itli'i, i... under-
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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Happy Holidays
from the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center


LABOR <> FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
$ All Types of Work Available
1[ <' 202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
9 T (Across from Clewiston Inn) Yr
(863) 902-9494 /


The GEO Group, Inc.
RN'S & LPN'S
NEEDED
The GEO Group a world-
wide leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a
challenging and exciting
opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay,
Medical, Dental, Short
term disability, 401K,
Paid vacation & Holidays
and Life Insurance
THE GEO GROUP
SouthBay
Correctional Facility
600 US Hwy 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H



LOOKING FOR RETIRED
WOMEN To sit with elderly
lady Tues. & Thurs. 9am to
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Your new car could be in
today 's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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



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over $110k? Is your FICO
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Services



Babysitting 105
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


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BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO -
Crestline tandem bike, excel.
cond. $250 (863)357-7406
DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
CYCLES (2) asking $250 will
sell separate.
(443)691-7128
TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
1Oth YS Ad in Caloosa Belle



BUILDING SALE! "Extended 3
Weeks!" 20x26 Now $3340.
25x30, $4790. 30x40,
$7340. 40x60, $11,490 Fac-
tory Direct, 25 Years, Many
. Others. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.


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GOLF CLUBS- 30 MIsc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx.
$700will sep. (863)946-3123.


BROWNING CITORI o/u 12
gauge w/choke tubes, and
aluminum carrying case
$1100(863)467-0746
RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300
Win'chester Magnum
w/scope, $500 or best offer
(863)634-0856
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822
SUPER CONTENDER 14" bull
barrel, 35 cal. 2.5 power
scope. $475 (863)763-4961


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




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets.'Supplies'
Services 6370
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,-Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR CONDITIONER- Miller, for
mobile home, $500
(863)674-1181


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Ave J & 1st St. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
SHERATON 8 place rose pat-
tern, w/bread plates, Made in
England by Johnson Bros.
$350/neg (863)634-9620
SINGER Mod. 301- sewing
machine, w/attachments and
case $75 (863)635-0772
TREADLE sewing machine,
Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
book $125 (863)763-4982
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
REFRIGERATOR- Full size, Ex-
cellent condition $100. or
best offer (863)673-5618
SMALL UPRIGHT FREEZER,
gas range, refrigerator Jfreeze
top, must sell all $350
(863)357-1076
STOVE Glass top, white, like
new. $265. (863)675-0310
WASHER/DRYER- GE Hot-
point, white, heavy duty,
4yo, like new, $200 for both
(863)697-9884.


TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119
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CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL -
Siemens. 150 amp Main.
Loaded w/ breakers. $80
(863)467-6548
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR
OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite,
1/2hp, New, Ready to install
$300. neg. (772)260-6318
SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.


NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
ate. (863)763-9135
WEDDING DRESS white
w/silver beads Size 14 $250,
bought 7/05 new, slip available
(863)634-6601


SILVER DOLLARS $25 US
Peace Dollars in circulated
cond. from '22-24. $300 will
sep. mpljam(amyway.com


PRO-MOLD mini snap tight
collectible card holders 500
each (863)467-1484



COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
HP DESKTOP runs Windows
XP Home Ed. Printer included.
Excellent condition. $.400
(863)983-7269 Leave Msg.


BLUE LTHER SOFA & DBL
ROCKER REC. w/center sec-
tion $300 for all will sell sep,
good cond. (863)357-4188
BUNK BED wood and metal,
top twin, bottom futon sized,
not used much. $150.
(863)634-1070
CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing-
back with matching foot-
stool. $50. (863)763-1861
Leave msg if no answer.
CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask-
ing $30 (863)675-6973.
COUCH- 7ft, flower design,
perfect condition, 3 cush-
ions, $50 (863)467-4175.
Desk & China Cabinet $175
for all, will sep.
(863)675-2992
DESK Large, great for com-
puter. Solid wood. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-1777
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
(863)946-3965.
FUTON New, wooden, with
beige cushion, paid over
$200 asking $150
(863)763-9410
FUTON- Black, Good shape.
$35. or best offer
(863)673-5618
GLASS WROUGHT IRON TA-
BLE w/6chairs & matching
Bakers Rack, Verde green,
$450 (863)824-0090.
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
sage
SECTIONAL beautiful,,dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
(863)634-2094
SECTIONAL- 3PC Corner w/3
built in*recliners, 3pc tble grp
$300 for all (863)824-0090.
SLEEPER SOFA -74" long, ex-
tra slip covers, fullsize mat-
tress covrd w/plastic $100 will
sep(863)763-0691
SOFA Like new. Paid $1000
only asking $400
(863)634-4139
SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after 5pm
TABLE & STOOLS Diner's
50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300
(863)697-0014



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
863)697-1350: or
863)763-2063.
GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
num bed, top & windshield.
$2795.neg.(863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car, 2002,
Elec., Reconditioned. New bat-
teries/charger, top/windshield.
$2450.neg. (863)675-1472


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HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 lbs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge, all 3 machines
$100(863)655-0030.
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
160lbs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 1lOyr old. $575
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee


CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. LIFT CHAIR Excellent
condition. With cover. $400
(863)634-4139
NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788


BOOST MOBILE 1215 Charger
$10 and $10 for Boost Mo-
bile case (863)467-0826
BOOST MOBILE 1215 sim card
(2) needs minutes $25 for
both, $15 each
(863)467-0826
CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
condition, $80 for all will sell
separate. (863)763-5011.
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ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
Works. Good condition. Full
size w/ peddles. Very pretty.
$100 (863)357-1867
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer
(863)763-7460.. ,


ADBA AMER PIT BULL TERRI-
ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
(863)357-1867.
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
W/large cage
$1000
(863)673-2483
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$100 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BLACK MOUTH CURR- 8 mos
old, spayed, all shots, lively,
$50 (863)763-2539
BLOODHOUND PUPPY: Fe-
male, 7 mo's old. Great
hunting dog. $400.
(863)763-3910
CAT. LEOR & Yellow lab mix -
11 months old, all shots, all
vac, and spade $25 to good
home only (863)610-1093
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
(863)763-3073
CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
pion blood line 2 m & 2 f
now taking deposits $800
and up (863)675-6690
DOG HOUSE for medium size
dog, teak w/two windows
and mosquito netting $60
(863)675-3944
LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
st sell do to illness. Sacri-
fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
MINI STUD HORSE- brown &
white paint, asking $400
(863)673-2483.
NEED to sell all variety breeds,
fancy pigeons & also Black
Java Chickens. In good health
$8 each.(863)674-0156
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat-$100 (863)675-0247
RABBIT tame, litter box
trained $10 (863)635-4690
Frostproof
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBe le area.



GARDEN TUB: White. $100.


BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
(863)763-8943.


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
FLOOR HYDRAULIC TRANS-
MISSION JACK- like new,
$200 (863)675-4409
GENERATOR- 2500 Watt,
Used one time. $300. or best
offer. (863)610-1000
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen-tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527



DIRT DEVIL CARPET SWEEP-
ER w/attachments. $10.
(863)983-6450


VCR TAPES- Approx. 152
tapes. $304 Or Will Separ-
ate. (863)763-9135


AIR CONDITIONER 4 or5 ton,
good condition
(561)202-7702
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton, G.
Buckner, E. Buckner, L. Rob-
erts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
don, S. Newton, J. Gibson
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

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VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8844


BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. loves trails $2500.
(863)843-2495.



LAWN MOWER Murray 12.5
hp, 40" deck, runs good,
$350/neg. (863)634-5095
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
Balloon Tires. $275.
(863)357-5754
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225
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, Murray, 46"
cut. Very good condition.
Hydrostatic Drive. $575 or
best offer. (863)673-8741
Scott's Garden Lawn tractor,
16hp 42" mower, good con-
dition, $500 (863)675-7290
call for appointment
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fine furniture. Now you can add that same touch of
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need to get started, including complete step-by-step
instructions for 17 original designs, tips on crochet
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Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772


COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiverarrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking
$550 neg (863)467-9101.
HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
(863)763-8085


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Sell It Sooner W ith Clewiston 's First Realtor!


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 MEAN OFFER!
CBS Home .j-, l r.r 1.25 acres,
chain lirI lff1 roof, iron
security t.' P, oi on paved
road. A -jl i i ".'I
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
of town on Hwy 27.
5 Acres on Hwy 27 Lease only. Land
is suitable for Plant Nursery or
Storage.

Ask Us About
Our New Talking
House!!


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/1 bath home
on Circle Dr. P r ring, large
lot-1/3 of an ~ .J.1i.i': n at a
great M: AO- C ,0 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.


1) Looking for land? 400 acres with
an abundance 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 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home in Pioneer Plantation.
Private-located at the end of the
street. $299,900.
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over acre. Only 'A
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment.
$259,900 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 Corie. Priced
to sell at $119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439


dM Se Habla Espanol
Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5
acres nestled in the pines 'in LaDeca.
Choose whether to sit on the covered
porch or walk out to the B-B-Que area
and gaze at the pond. Living room
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen
is HUGE. Ready to move into. Seller
says "we'll even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long! $199,900.00
One of a kind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.comrn
MLS#200521924,
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 11th Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!-
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each


Marshall
R. Berner


863-228-3265

1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba. CBS
Home One Block From Roland
Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Tiled Through-out. Potential for 4th
Bedroom. $209,9K.
2)W.Ventura 2bd/1ba. in Brand
New Condition Ready to Move in.
Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
8ft. Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard.
Don't Miss 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,'*lncluded
In Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K

Ashley
P. Wood


863-228-1132

MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 &B'fl i p-. of bi -",-- 5+
community offered @ $174,900
I have the time to list, show and sell
your property. I pledge to you the
most customer service any Realtor
can offer. Just ask my past cus-
tomers! (ref. avail.) Call Today!!!


F Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
Harle' I/ rlh !oi e.vith
shed #, Asdire-
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
Looking for land? 2.5 Acres side by
side in Montura Ranch Estates at only
$79,900.00 Call today!
READY TO MOVE In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000


SfW.
ith


561-261-3444


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $755,000.00.
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150,000.00
Call me forvacant land. Lots or acreage.

Recently Reduced! Beautiful 3BR/2BA
manufactured home on 1.09 acres in
Montura Nice floor plan with fireplace
makesthis listingamustsee @P$107,325


mSam J.
S Walker


.\ 863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I'List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K


SEnrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Deal Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
road, tenant occupied,fenced,
new septic @ $124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $68,900
Pioneer Plantation'!!! 2.5 acres
wow! ) $89,900.
Back on Market New home, very

Last! $199.9K


100* S. B- weRc. 0 ~o s fcm W l a
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WEBSITE: DYESSREAILSTATECOM

ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707


RESIDENTIAL
2 ssbor

both $165,000
3BR, 2BA $265,000
3BR, 2.5 BA $198,500
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000
3B ,le

4BR, 3BA Del Monte
$314,000
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story
$199,000
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood
$410,000
3BR, 2BA with study. New
Subdivision $375,000


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420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663
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(863)599-1209 (863)228-2215


New Construction 3BR/2BA
Sugarland Circle
2BR 2BA home, detached
garage w/ guest suite on
12.80 ac. Call for details
CBS Tri-Plex Uniti 4BR,
2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA
Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA
$279,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA


MONTURA
LOTS AVAILABLE
CALL FOR DETAILS
3BR, 2BA Montumra 1.25 acres
$119,900
3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
2 Lots 1.25 side by side cleared
$45,000 each
5 acres Pioneer $120,000


Condo (7) $150K COMMERCIAL
Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
MOBILE HOMES 27 100'xl00' $550,000
3BR, 2BA on lake Commericial Building 75'x120'
$120,000 on US 27 Call For Details
3BR, 2BA EasyLfe $82,000 InI0 ~1V'i I +
4BR/2BA 2003 DWMHVI Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
with 30'x50' metal building & Apt. $173,000
2.16 acres $259,900


MOBILE HOME LOT ON LAKE

Fenced lot in Ridgdill Subdivision. Mobile

Home to be removed. Call For Details!

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


NSA


1) Looking for land?
400 acreswith 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 'Y acre.
Only mile from the
marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for
appointment $259,900
.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#:
2.00528863
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.
$139,900 MLS#:
200514439


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Pine cone Ave, Montura Ranches $120,000.00,
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3 IBedroms, 2 Baths Semninde Manor.
LaeSaeened Fch
AMUSTSEE $ 33,90
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D. Newly Remodeled
$84,000
Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
LAKEPORT
Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
-Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $ 119,000
-2 Duplexes 2BR, IBA each unit
$229,000
ACREAGE LAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details


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Read' to move in, Offered at $140,0D1
MONTURA
* Wooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinnete $48,000
Appaloosa 2 1/2 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress improvements
Reduced to $59,000
More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogal $145,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
* 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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



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

When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.


NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apt.
Units Available with rental
assistance.
Senior Community
Office hrs. Mon. & Thur. 8-4
863-675-7650
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


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


MONTURA RANCHES-5 acres
(Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots.
Ideal for extended family.
21/2 ac, $80K. 1 ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On 'Greenbelt, Nice
condition, For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200,
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


MUSE, Wild Wonderful SW
Glades County, 2-20ac par-
cels. Great area to build your
Dream Home. Weekdays
863-634-1791 or Weekends
863-674-0128


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun-
tain view and riverfront
homesites from the $60s.
Gated community, custom
lodge. Neatr natural hot
springs. Don't miss out! Call
(866)292-5762.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
(800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalfes-
tyle.info.

Buying a car? Look In
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
.the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com

ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.

MURPY, NORTH CAROLINA
COOL SUMMERS MILD WIN-
TERS Affordable Homes &
Mountain Cabins CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REALTY
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPER-
TIES www.exitmurphy.com.

NC MOUNTAINS-Log cabin
$89,900. Easy to finish cab-
in on secluded site. Million
$$$ Views Available on 1-7
acre parcels
$29,900-$79,900. Free Info
Available! (828)256-1004. *


NEW! LAKEFRONT ACREAGE
On the Tennessee/ Kentucky
border. 1 to 6 acres from the
$40s. Incredible lake & sun-
set views. Own a private
lakefront retreat call today.
(866)339-4966.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
lus, 90 miles of shoreline.
ever before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
Refinance with our Low Fixed
Rates! No Doc loans our
specialty.'Need Holiday
Cash? Eliminate nasty credit
card debt. Lighthouse Mort-
gage Associates. Toll Free
(877)928-9696.
TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
SALE Near Chattanooga.
Beautiful new lakeside com-
munity. 1 to 5 acre home-
sites from the $40s. Limited
number of private boat slips,
Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


Tennessee Waterfront Land
Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
cels from only $9,900! Cabin
Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes
and docks only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906,
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Needed in Clewiston: Fenced
/ Open Storage / Office / Ware-
house. Call 863-441-4748
WANTED TO BUY- 2 or 3br,
Singlewide w/separate storage
building. Price range $75,000.
Phone is fixed. Call me
Okee./Viclnity 772-465-4489 .


TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in 1 week.
Hendry? Glades?.Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


Mobile Homes



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




BRAND NEW 3br, 2ba dbl
wide, located in S. Clewis-
ton, $800/mo,, 1st & Lst +
$800 sec dep. Avail 12/19
(863)673-1363


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


3 Cuartos, 2 Banos,
Traila Doble Nueva Lis-
tas para ser occupadas.
Eston localizades en 1/2
acre de propidad. Entre
en medio de LaBelle y
Immokalee. Llamme al
(863)673-2575.
3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe-
cialmente, para las -victi-
mas dl Huracan.
$29,900 se accept el
program de FEMA y
agencies de seguro. Lla-
menes al
863-673-2575.
5 ACRES & 3/2 DOUBLE-
WIDE- in LaDeca, between La-
Belle & Clewiston, Hendry
County, $259,000
(239)297-5864 or
(863)675-6652
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
move. (863)467-4808
Mas de 40 trails san-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y baja pago de Mensu-
aledad. Llamme para
mas information.
(863)673-2575.
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
ft dbl. Wide, 50Kft fenced yd.
Priced to sell @ $108,500.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Her,-
Mj3rgrril Cr'ei-tl OK
Clewiston Slanlon Homes
863-983-8106
SKYLINE- 93, 4BR, 2BA, Very
Clean, 14x66 $8000 You move
Call Ann 561-261-0775 or
863-467-4096
SOUTH FLORIDA S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation I




Boats 3005
Campers/,RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscallhamosi 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.


AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
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
BOAT 17ft td haul, excellent
motor, trailer & top, $850
(863)532-9667
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll, mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854
CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
(863)763-5011
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
FIBERGLASS BOAT 171/, tri
hull, 85h/p Evinrude. trailer w/
new bearings, tires & wheels.
$750 (865)924-9228
MERCURY '69 10 horse
power. $150
(801)673-6926
POLAR 1998, 17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
best offer. (786)395-7080
PONTOON, '93 STARCRAFT,
24', with 2005 trailer, loaded,
refurbished, exc. cond.,
$6500. (239)823-1247
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
strokek, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
(863)381-9356/655-3654
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 lbs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
SEA EAGLE- '01, 12 1/2' in-
flatable. '02 15hp mercury
includes equipment. Runs
great $1750. (863)467-0187
SEA KAYAK-, 17', top design,
Good condition. $600.
(863)357-7406



DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
1863)467-8186/946-1331
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
WILDERNESS GL 1999 5th
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Gar.kept. 5th wheel hitch
w/ extras. $17,500.
314-640-3195


WINNEBEGO REALDO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798



FLEETWOOD TERRY TAURUS
1985 25ft, sleeps 6, excel-
lent condition includes hitch,
$3500 (239)728-5602
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.
(863)467-8186/941-1331



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



FISHING BOAT- 85, Gregor
18' V Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Condo. $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
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer(863)634-7680
YAMAHA TW200 '00- on/off
road, 4 stroke, elec/kick
start. Iclds hitch mounted tilt
down RC Carrier. $1700
(863)467-0085.



ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
hours, Runs great. $2500.
(863)467-1047
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
(863)467-1047,


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
CHRYSLER SEBRING JXI '96
Convertible. Black w/black top.
New NC & Brakes. $2800 or
best offer. (863)801-1363
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


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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
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
offer (863)677-4001.
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821
SEABRING JXI '99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830,



GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.
S863)763-4545/260-450-22

GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.
863)763-4545/260-450-22




BUMPER GUARD Cattle
Pusher,- off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shape. $75
(863)467-1547
CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
(863)946-3860
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
(239)324-2891
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750
Double pumper, Very clean
$75. (239)770-6423
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
(863)612-9879
TIRES (3) Goodyear Eagles.
P2,75-55R20 & 3 Dodge
Mag Wheels. $300
(863)467-1901.
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.
(863)673-5038



CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
ood, asking $2500
863)261-4999
DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4. Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500. (239)770-6423
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827



FORD EXPLORER '91- asking
$1200 or best offer, runs
good (863)763-2476.



CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
(863)763-4617
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095


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




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Public Notices


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. CPOS-23 2005-CP-126
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUI A. MEREDITH,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Loul
A. Meredith deceased, whose date of
death was May 30, 2003, Is pending In
the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is Post Office Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The name and
address of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth above.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
. copy of this notice Is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTH AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DEEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is 12/15/05.
Personal Representetive:
Arnold W. Allison
Vir3613 Sea Horse Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Attorney fr Personal Representative:
COLINM.tCAMERON
200 N.E, 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
Fa, ar No. 270441
103577 CGS 12/15,22/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIALCIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY 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-
DANTS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWNTENANT#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 UV-
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/s 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,
HENRY 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
A/K/A
625 NORTH JINETTE STREET
MONTURA RANCHES,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded inthe Complaint or Peaion.
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. hearing impraIred, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDO) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plalntiff
10181600S 12/8,15/05
IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRYCOUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 05-918CA
WINDEL AND RHONDA PALMER,
PifUnnn
vS
MICHAEL D ANDMARYANNEE CUSEO
iT,.gyA' war, r&r nr, r.' -n.jula thuy ob
deceased, and any natural unknown
persons who might be the unknown
spouse, heirs, devises, grantees,
creditors, unknown tenants or other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against the above-named defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: MICHAEL D. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, and any natural
unknown persons who might be the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, unknown tenants
or other parties claiming by, through,
under or against the above-named de-
fendants.
You are hereby notified that a Complaint
to Quiet Title was filed in this court on
Oct. 17, 2005. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on the petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address is: Sharea-
Ann Ferr, PRO. Box 721894, Orlando,
Florida 32872, and file an original with
the clerk of this court on or before Jan.
17, 2006. Otherwise, a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition. Property De-
s c r i p t i o n :
4-10-43-29-030-2093-0070. Port La-
belle Unit 3 Block 2093 Lot 7, a subdi-
vision, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Pub-
lic Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except gas, oil and mineral
rights not owned by the previous own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of way of record.
Witness my hand and seal on Dec. 7,
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
103487 CGS 12/15,22,29;1/5
INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTOR M. GARCIA,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.:05-329-CA
DAVID E. YUSKA and SUSAN D. YUSKA,
If living, and if dead, their unknown.
spouses, devisees, helrs, grantees,
creditors and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
:l:UliTeili ti; linliuijri ,or urnli, lnge
jr,,h,,,r l ,S irJ Ii o .r:,ur. a.d : ll (,,i'
"I-. ri.,iulU ,.r JjlhTsinin II, njvu, dl'
iitil lllJ,' r hire-:l hr |in.i I,), irir rt .il
property herein sought to have title
quieted.
Defendants.
NOTICE DF 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 tile on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1,
a Subdivision, according to the plat
thereof 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 It on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attomrneys
for Plaintiff, 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 on the
paintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint
Dated December 1, 205.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101729 CGS 12/8,15,22,29/05

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NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OFTHE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OFTHE
HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following Is a Schedule of Regular Meetings
and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland
Glades Water Control District for the Year 2006. AllI Meetings will be held on the
2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. In the Law Offices of Cald-
well & Pacetf, 324 Royla Palm Way, Suite 300, Palm Beach, Florida. The Annual
Landowners' Meeting Is held on the first Monday of June at 2:00 p.m. the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Flori-
da. The Meeting dates and times are listed below.
The purpose of the meetings is to transact anyanndal business that may come be-
fore the Board. if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a
record or the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
Ing special accommodations to participate In a meeting, because of a disability or
physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at
east five (5) calendar days priortothe Meeting.
Monday, Adpril 10,2006
Monday, June 5,2006 ANNUAL LADOWNERS MEETING- Belle Glade
Followed bythe BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Monday, August 7,2006,
Monday, October 9, 2006 (Columbus Day)
Monday, December 11, 2006
By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq.
Highland Glades Water Control DIstrict
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005
103282 CGS 12/15/O5


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
application(s)forpermit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Harry Hersey (Happy Trails Ranch Estates 19223 N Riverside Dr, Tequesta, FL
33469, has eubmtted Applcation 051123-2 for Surface Water Management of
494 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to the Klssimmee
River and the project Is located in Sections 2,35, Townships 37,38 South, Range
33 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Athr: Environ-
mental Resource RegulatOlon, PO Box 24680, West Palms Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days


staff report must be requested In order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entited to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
103504 CS 12/15/05


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OFTHE BOARDOFSUPERVISORSOFTHE
EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2008
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings
and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVER-
GLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for
the Calendar Year 2006. With exception of the Annual Landowners' Meeting, all
Everglades Agriculfural ea Environmental Protection District Board of Supervis-
ors Meetings will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month (unless meeting date
conflicts with a holiday) at 9:00 a.m. in Commission Chambers, Belle Glade City
Hall, Belle Glade, Florida.
The purpose of the meetings Is to transact any and all business that may come be-
fore the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatm record of the pmceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeals to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate In a meeting, because of a disability or
physical Impairment, should contact the Distriot's Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at
east five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
MEEIFi DATES

Friday, February 10,2006
Friday, March 10,2006
Friday, April14,2006 (Good Friday)
Friday, May 12,2006
Friday, June 9, 2006
Wednesday, July 28,2006 9:0 a,m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Friday, Agust 11, 2006
Friday, Septembser 8, 2006
Friday, October 6, 2006
Friday, November 17,2006
Friday, December 8, 2006

By: CharlesF. Schoech,Esq.
Everglades Agdricultu Area
SEnvironmental Protection Distict
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005
103286 CG12115i05

REQUEST FOR BIDSI RFBI CN060683 "
L-8 EAST LEVEE REPAIR, PALM BEACH COUNTY. FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-I Bldg., 3301 Gun Clb Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, tor L-8 East Levee RepaIr, Palm Beech County, FL en
Wednesday January.11, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time at which timely submit-
ted bids will be opened and publicly read, Install shelel-rock rd for approx 8.9
miles; rograding earthen levee hauling & Installlng lmerock including compaction
& grading & hydro-seeding all disturbed areas. R 80 W, N on Semnole Pratt
Whither Rd, left on 59 Ln. N to L-8 Levee Rd. An OPTIONAL pro-bid conference
will beheld on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at SFWMD Hdqtrs,
3301 Gun Club Rd., WPB, 81, Conf Rm 2A. For directions call (561) 682-6391 A
site visit will Immedlatelylfollow.
All bids must conform ti the Instructions n the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by duwnloaqdtg It for
free frum our waeblte o by obtaining a set for $36.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT.-
LINE 600472-5290. The public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this olaeltetlaon can be obtaid at our web sile -
www.ufwnd.oev.
103019 CGS 125/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-724-DR
In Re the Marriage of:
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
Husband/Respndentrd, & LEANNE PA-
TRICIA FAHEY Wife/PetItioner.
NOTICEOF ACTION
TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.
22 Leonard Street
Portland, Maine 04103
Last Known Address Unknown
You are notified that an'action for disso-
lution of marriage has been filed
against you.
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 petitioners attorney, on
or before January 10, 2006, and to file
the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to serve and file a written an-
swer, as Indicated herein, a default will
be entered against you, and a judg-

ment may be entered, granting the pe-
htitoner's requests, as indicated In me
petition.
The petitioner's attomey Is:
RALPH ELVER
PAVESE LAW FIRM
461 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
PO DRAWER 2280
LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800
Witness My Ha nd d The Seal Of This
Court On December 1,2005.
BARBARA.BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101755 CGS 12/8,15,22,29

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify that
Delbert & Michelle Mathis conducting
a Trucking/Hauling business at Moore
Haven, Florida, under the fictitious
name of M&M Trucking and that said
firm Is composed of the following per-
sons whose names and place of eslt-
dence are as follows:
Delbert & Michelle Mathis
900 Saddle Lane
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Ownership of M&M Trucking Is as fol-
lows:
Delbert Mathis 50%
Michelle Mathis 50%
It Is my Intention to apply to the Florida
Department of State, Division of Cor-
porations to register the said name of
M&M Trucking, under the provisions
of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida,
Actsof 1991.
103057 CGS 12/15/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday. December 20 2005 at -00
0M. at The Greentree East Community
Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission, Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record Is
made upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
The meeting will Include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
102170 CB/CGS 12/15/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HENDRY 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 MADE E.
EDMOND; UNKNOWN PERSON(S)IN
POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PROPER-
TY; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Defendants.
NOTICEOFACTION
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 HARLEM ADDITION
NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida
k 3/a1003 LOUISANNA AVENUE,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, o t, on Kelley,
Kronenberg, Gllmartin, FIchte & 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 hir-
ty (30) days after the first publication
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
Disabilities Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation In order to participate In
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions 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- 00-955-8771 (TOO); If you are
voice Impaired, cal 1-800-995-8770
(V) (Via Florda Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Courtthis 29th day of Nov., 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/Hammond
101206CGS 12/8,15/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority Fi-
nancial Committee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, December 29, 2005 at 10:00
a.m. in the Conference Room at Hand-
r Regional Medical Center, 524 West
Sagamore Avenue.
103303 CGS12/15/05

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NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings
and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Shawano
Water Control District for the Year 2006. All Meetings will be held on the 3rd Fri-
day of each month, unless meeting date conflicts with a holiday, and will take
place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida.
The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below.
The pu rpse of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come be-
fore the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or
physical Impairment, should contact the District's Attomey at (561) 655-0620 at
east five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeing.
Friday, January 20,2006 8:30 a.m.
or Immediatelyfollowing the Gladevtew Board meeting
February 24, 2006- 8:30 am.
Friday, March 17,2006 -8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Gladevlew Board meeting
Friday, April 21,2006 8:30 a.m.
Friday, May 19,2006- 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Gladevlew Board meeting
Friday, June 23,2006 8:30 a.m. -
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS' & BOS MEETING
followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Friday, July 21,2006-8:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Gladevlew Board meeting
Friday, August 18,2006- 8:30 am.
Friday, September 22,2006 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately f blowing the Gladevlew Board meeting
Friday, October 20, 2006- 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006- 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Gladevlew Board meeting
Friday, December 15, 2006 8:30 a.m.

By: Chades F. Schoech, Esq.
Shawano Water Control Dlatrict
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005
103277 CGS 12/15/05

NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OFTHE
GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings
and Annual Landowners' Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview
Water Control District for the Year 2006. All Meetings will be held on the 3rd Fri-
day of each month, unless meeting date conflicts with a holiday, and will take
place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida.
The dates and times are listed In the Schedule below.
The purpose of the meetings Is to transact any and all business that may come be-
fore te Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon whichthe appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or
hysfcal impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at
least five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
Friday, January 20,2006- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, February 24,2006 -8:30 a.m.
or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday, March 17,2006 8:30 a.m.
Friday, April 21,2006-8:30a.m.
or Immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday, May 19, 2006-8:30a.m.
Friday, June 23,2006 10:0 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNER'S MEETING
followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Friday, July 21,2006-8:30 a.m.
Friday, August 18, 2006- 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday, September 22, 2006- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, October 20, 2006 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Wednesday, November 22,2006 8:30 am.
Friday, December 15, 2006- 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
By: Charles F Schoech, Esq.
Gladeview Water Control District
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005
103271 CGS 12/15/05

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Thomas VIsser (Smoky Mountain Holdings) PO Box 669, Felda, FL 33930, has sub-
mitted Application 051004-14 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00506-W to Ir-
rigate 33 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Tamlami and Sandstone Aquifers and the project Is located in Sections 26,35,
Township 45 South, Range 29 East
Finks Family Partnership Ltd (Finks Citrus Grove) 1000 County Road 846 East, Im-
mokalee, FL 34142, has submitted Application 051007-36 for renewal of Water
Use Permit 26-00240-W to Irrigate 212 acres of agricultural lands. The water will
be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project Is located In Section 16,
Townshin 4~ South Range 29 Eat
Donas Ranon itona-, r.r.i.rh CJiru Groveil O ou, i6.o iel.j FL 3"j'. lA onu-
rr, ited alrc 5100n Slld010-1 lor ,rne,wai ,l W.ioer ue. Penrmn *2-00.,i-W l0 i,'.
rgaIle 61 acre a1 ari uillurji lai.jn Ir .c Ar ,r wail be Ainriola'. i, .lm r.
~dnld ore adill L). r Tmi Ailiurd r .IU V ri e airule li is, r i v.n ,. if, n ;rnul
Township 45 South, Range 29 East.
Bob Paul Inc (Felda Grove) PO Box 609, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Applica-
tion 051031-10 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00134-W to irrigate 600
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aqui-
fer and the project Is located in Sections 20-22, Township 46 South, Range 29
East
Richard Levlne (Strayhom Cattle Company) PO'Box 72, Immokalee, FL 34143, has
submitted Application 051031-18 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00681-W
to Irrigate 320 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Sandstone Aquifer and the project Is located in Section 21, Township 45 South,
Range 28 East
Skyland Properties Intemational LLC, PO Box 1489, Sanibel, FL 33957, has submit-
ted Application 051031-24 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00477-W to irri-
gate 374.8 acres of aquacultuore lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 19, Township 45 South,
Range 29 East.
Xavier Gardinier (Julian Grove) 6751 W Professional Pkwy, Ste 107, Sarasota, FL
34240, has submitted Application 051031-27 for renewal of Water Use Permit
26-00281-W to irrigate 436 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Sandstone and Tan Limestone Aquifers and the project is located
in Section 32, Township 45 South, Range 28 East.
K-Bob Inc (K-Bob Grove) 8405 N 675 East, Ossian, IN 46777, has submitted Appli-
cation 051031-32 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00433-W to irrigate 37.6
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aq-
uifer and the project Is located in Section9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East.
Cooperative Producers Inc, PO Box 3147, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Ap-
pitcation 051031-33 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00159-W to irrigate
3602 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone
Aquifer and the project is located In Sections 5,6,8,17-20,30, Township 45
South, Range 28 East
Turner Groves Citrus LP (Gator Slough Phases 1-V) 4210 Metro Pkwy, Ste 250, Ft
Myers, FL 33916, has submitted Applcation 051031-4 for renewal of Water Use
Permit 11-00262-W to Irrigate 5943 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be
withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located In Sections
1,2,11,12,22,26-28,30,34-36, Townships 45,46 South, Ranges 28,29 East
Felda Ridge Groves Partnership (Felda Ridge Groves) PO Box 979, Oakland, FL
34760, has submitted Applcation 051031-54 for renewal of Water Use Permit
26-00121-W to irrigate 487 acres of agricultural lands. .The water will be with-
drawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project Is located in Section 24, Town-
ship 45 South, Range 28 East
CMDM Corporation, Trustee (CMDM Groves) PO Box 770776, Winter Garden, FL
34777, has submitted Application 051031-55 for renewal of Water Use Permit
26-00468-W to Irrigate 247.5 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 33, Town-
ship 45 South, Range 29 East.
Orange Hammock Groves, PO Box 979, Oakland, FL 34760, has submitted Applica-
tlon 051031-58 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00430-W to irrigate 375
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aqui-
fer and the project Is located In Section 31, Township 45 South, Range 29 East
Jackman Cane and Cattle Company Inc0 (Jackman Cane and Cattle Company), HC
61, Box 2, ClewIston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 050929-20 for
modifatioalon of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00115-S-02 for 3840 acres of
agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the L-1 Canal and the project
Is located in Sections 19,20,29,30-32, Township 44 South, Range 34 East
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Atth: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
. from the date of publIcation.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested In order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
gardlng the proposed agency action by submrting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
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