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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 22, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven Fla. Thursday, December 22, 2005


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Volume 79, Number 27


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
appreciated. There are a lot
of children who are in need.
Thank you for your support
and many blessings on you
through the holiday season.,

Kids are
for the birds
The Big "0" Birding Festi-
val Committee is planning
something new this year, a
"Kids are for the Birds" activi-
ty day in Tom Perry Memorial
Park in Moore Haven. Build
birdhouses, learn about
Florida's 15 species of bats,
what flowers you should
plant to attract native birds
and butterflies, and more
Volunteers are needed i t,
supervise activities and ven-
dors are welcome. For more-
information,call (863) 94t-
0300 or e-mail twhirls",,
gladescountyedc.com.

Volunteers
needed
Final preparations are
being made for the annual
Glades-Hendry County Bitg
"0" Birding Festival, slated
for Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-'2
at the Doyle Conner Buildirin
in Moore Haven. Volunteer.
are needed to install sighage.'
help set up tables, man regis-
tration booths and serve as
ambassadors for gloriousI\
natural Glades County and
America's Sweetest Tow n.
For more information call
(863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.corn

Big 0 birding
festival
Plans are underway for
the 2006 Big 0 Birding Festi-
val to be held Friday-Sunday,
Jan. 27-29 at the Doyle Con-
ner Building in Moore Haven,
with tours in Glades and
Hendry Counties. This festi-
val is a joint venture of the
Glades County Economic
Development Council,
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, and Hendry County
Tourism Development Coun-
cil to bring birders from
around south Florida for a
weekend of tours, lectures,
arts and crafts and fun. Ven-
dors interested in participat-
ing should contact Nita
Choban at (863) 983-8619.
For more information, e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.co
m or jregan@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or visit our Web
site at www.bigobirdingfesti-
val.com.


Main Street focus remains


MOORE HAVEN After a
four-hour visioning session,
facilitated by Dr. David Kelley of
Florida Gulf Coast University's
Institute of Government, Moore
Haven's City Council Dec. 13
ranked five projects related to
revitalizing the city's historic
riverfront district among their
seven top priorities.
The workshop, held from 2-6
p.m. in city hall, was intended
to assist the council, which also
serves as the Capital Projects
Finance Authority (CPFA) in
identifying priority capital proj-
ects to invest the $1.2 million in
anticipated proceeds from the
sale of a CPFA-funded student
housing complex in Orlando.
While rehabbing the Chalo
Nitka rodeo grounds and mak-
ing further improvements to the
city's youth sports complex


were also among the top 10 pri-
orities identified by Mayor Bret
Whidden, .Vice Mayor Dave
McGee, and Councilmen John
Ahern and Lawrence Roberts,
the quartet were quick to recog-
nize the potential of a revital-
ized riverfront, the redevelop-
ment of the city's marina,
coupled with the recruitment of
a hotel, restaurant/lounge on
the riverfront, as their top priori-
ty, in conjunction with the
installation of new transient
dockage, sidewalk, roadway,
drainage and streetscaping
improvements, and develop-
ment of the space under the
bridge for parking and perhaps
use as additional festival space.
The meeting began with the
council inviting those attending
the meeting to make proposals
regarding 'what they believed


the council's investment priori-
ties should be.
Moore Haven resident Jor-
dan Hessler, owner of GT
Effects, who rehabilitates boats,
led the charge, noting that with
the ongoing demolition of the
city marina, which was serious-
ly damaged during Hurricane
Wilma, and the reconstruction
of the city dock, the council
needs to look at the resources
available for rebuilding the
town and maximizing its full
potential.
"Boaters look for places to
tie up, pump out stations, fuel.
The lease at the city marina is
coming up and if you have a
long-term plan for rebuilding
*the historic downtown you can
generate some serious cash
flow, both in season and out-
side season with fishing tourna-


ments," Mr. Hessler said, urging
councilmen to attend a marine
industries conference upcom-
ing at the end of January.
Lakeport resident Tim
Roberts asked the council to
partner with private investors to
develop the city's tourism
industry, by investing in the
city's marina and docks.
"If you invest in the marina
docks, you can partner with
several individuals and money
will start coming back into the
city. That will help other busi-
nesses," Mr. Roberts said.
Councilman John Ahern said
the remarks reinforced what he
had been thinking.
"The marina, the docks, the
old Main Street has got to be
high on our list," Mr. Ahern said.
Mayor Bret Whidden
seemed to agree.


Santa's listening: Santa visits Moore Haven


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INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Camdin Rhymes, 2, daughter of Samantha and Josh Rhymes and granddaughter of Bonny Rhymes of Moore Haven
was paying very close attention to Santa while he asked her if she's been a good girl this year.


Many children enjoyed the face painting which where by
the RCMA parents as teachers at the Christmas at the
Caloosahatchee on Thursday, Dec.8.


While other children were taking pictures with Santa oth-
ers preferred to take them with The Grinch.


"We've got to capitalize on
the things we need. It's not just
bass tournaments. We have one
of the best marinas this side of
Fort Lauderdale in Alvin Ward
Park and when the FLW comes
to Clewiston, those fishermen
spend $400,000 staying in
hotels and eating in restaurants
and they'd stay here to if we
had somewhere for them. Once
we get something established
they'll shop in our shops,"
Mayor Whidden said, adding
that the city's potential isn't lim-
ited to fishermen or even duck
hunters. "There's no place this
side of the Lake, no fueling
point for big boats that come
by. We can put the infrastruc-
ture we need at the marina, we
have plans for that."
See Street -Page 10


City


helping


city

By Audrey Blackwell
What started out as dona-
tion gathering for Hurricane
Katrina-stricken Franklinton,
La. turned out to also benefit
a nearby community.
The Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce donated
goods left over from the Hur-
ricane Katrina Relief Effort to
Glades County on Friday,
Dec. 16 to help those still in
dire straights after Hurricane
Wilma roared through the
area Oct. 24.
Following Hurricane Kat-
rina, which hit the Gulf States
Aug. 29, the Chamber part-
nered with the staff of the
Okeechobee News to help
the small agricultural town
of Franklinton, La.
The rural town of about
4,000 people, located 75
miles north of New Orleans,
suffered hurricane-force
winds that topped 100 mph
during Katrina. People were
left for weeks without food,
clothing, and overall help
with their infrastructure. The
Okeechobee community ral-
lied for the cause and donat-
ed a semi-truckload of cloth-
ing, food, water, and infant
and school supplies. Wal-
pole Inc. donated the semi, a
driver volunteered his own
time and the first shipment
made its way to a grateful
people in. Franklinton,
according to the hamlet's
Mayor Earl Brown on Sept.
22.
When it was all said and
done, the people of Okee-
chobee had more to give and
See Help Page 4


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Index
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Obituaries .......... 2
Opinion .......... .4
School ............. 7
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A Florida wreath for you


By Barbara Oehlbeck
It's made from an almost
native plant that isn't even a
palm! But for this occasion who
cares. The long graceful, pliable
fronds or ar-ms of the plant
that's commonly called Sago
palm is perfect for this home-
made wreath that takes no tal-
ent to make and no money to
buy sophisticated frames and
stands.
Its botanical named is Cycas
revoluta. Cycas is the Greek
word for palm tree and revoluta.
is the Latin word for rolled
down at the tips. The feather-
like leaves (fronds or arms)
grow out in rosette fashion up
to three feet in diameter. These
are leathery and grow in dark
green segments.
The simplest .way to make
this wreath is to bend wire'
(about the gauge of a coat


hanger) in a circle, secure the
ends together with a short piece
of wire and you're ready to
attach the fronds. Depending
upon the size you want to
make, you may use two or three
fronds. Attach the fronds all
around the circle of wire with
either twistems or short pieces
of wire that's easily bent.
The "mechanics" of this
wreath, the wires, that is, do not
show, as you see in this photo-
graph. A simple red bow and a
cluster of Christmas bells
(saved of course from year to
year) and that's all there is to it.
You might say this is the wreath
that's a tradition.
A similar wreath can be
made from boughs of cedar. It
does take a bit more "doing"
but it's a mighty pretty wreath
that not only looks like Christ-
See Wreath -Page 10


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Being in the sub-tropics, it's
not unusual for Floridians
to come up with their very
own Florida Christmas tra-
ditions, as is the case for
this Florida wreath.


INI/Katrina Elsken
Trimming the tree
Olivia Barnette helps decorate a tree in the parish hall at
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Buck-
head Ridge. The parish will celebrate Christmas for the
first time in their new church this year. The church, on
State Road 78 at Chobee Loop, will have Christmas Day
service at 11 a.m.


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Obituaries


Crosby Austin Goodson
Crosby Austin Goodson, 21
months, of Lakeland, Florida,
passed away Dec. 14, 2005 in
Tampa, Flori-
da. Crosby
was born
March 7, 2004
in Bartow,
Florida. He
was a member
of Edgewood "
Baptist
Church.
Survivors Crosby Austin
include: His Goodson
father, Lief G.
Goodson and mother Sally S.
Goodson of Lakeland, Florida;
sister, Adeline Goodson; broth-
er, Nathaniel Goodson of Lake-
land, Florida; paternal grandfa-
ther, Lane Goodson and
paternal grandmother Betty Jo
Goodson of Lakeland, Florida;
maternal grandfather, Norman
Austin and maternal grandmoth-
er Sue Austin both of Clewiston.
Private burial was held Satur-
day morning, Dec. 17, 2005 at


Lakeland Memorial Gardens fol-
lowed by memorial services at
Edgewood Baptist Church. All
arrangements by Lakeland
Funeral Home and Memorial
Gardens.
Eddie T. Jones
Eddie T. Jones, 65, of Belle
Glade lost his long battle with
cancer at Glades General Hospi-
tal on Dec. 13, 2005. He was pre-
ceded in death by his daughter
Kristi Wynn Jones; parents, EE &
Hazel Jones and his sister, Jo
Evelyn Faulk.
He is survived by his wife of
42 years, Carolyn; sons Chuck
(Mary) of Lake Placid, Bruce,
David (Tina) of Belle Glade;
granddaughter, BB, grandsons,
Kristopher and Jason; brothers,
Mike, of Belle Glade, William
Jay, of Clewiston; sisters, Linda
Noland, of Belle Glade, Gail
(Billy) Bennett, of Bassett,
Arkansas; many, many nieces
and nephews and lots of friends.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, Dec. 16, 2005 at Glades


Funeral Chapel interment fol-
lowed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston. All arrangements by
Glades Funeral Belle Glade
Chapel.
Bobby G. Sutton
Bobby G. Sutton, 61, died in
his home in Clewiston in the
company of friends and family
on Dec. 3, 2005 having suffered
a brief illness. He moved to
Clewiston in 1993 to pursue a
childhood dream of living near
the water and making a living
fishing. He most recently served
as a guide out of Roland and
Maryann Martin's Marina.
Bobby was born in Hender-
son, Kentucky and after complet-
ing high school, served in the
82nd Airborne. In 1965 he went
to Viet Nam with the 101st Air-
borne Division. Upon his return
he worked with his father in the
building business until J.W.'s
retirement and then joined the
carpenters' local working on
high and heavy construction- in
Kentucky and Florida.


Mr. Sutton was a Kentucky
Colonel, a member of the Mor-
rocco Shrine and an Elk.
He is survived by Alice, his
wife of 31 years; his mother
Josephine; brothers Larry and
Ronnie of Henderson, Kentucky;
and sister, Greta Harrelson of
Cadiz, Kentucky.
According to his wishes, his
ashes were scattered over Lake
Okeechobee by plane on Satur-
day Dec. 10, 2005.
The family requests that
memorial donations be made to
the Shriners Children's Hospi-
tals.

Engagement


In the Military


Navy Seaman Recruit
Juan Ramirez
Navy Seaman Recruit Juan
Ramirez, son of Paula C. and
Juan M. Ramirez of Clewiston,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Ramirez completed a vari-
ety of training, which included


classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize.


the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Ramirez is a 2005 graduate of
Clewiston High School.


High prescription costs have


some patients splitting pills


An advertisement in this
newspaper recently caught my
eye. The ad promoted a device
to split prescription pills.
Pill splitting has become pop-
ular with penny-conscious sen-
ior citizens. The practice has its
advantages and disadvantages.
Why split pills? The most
popular reason is money. Many
prescription medications cost
the same amount per pill no
matter what the dosage. So 100
mg of a medication may cost the
same as 50 mg of the same med-
ication. Buying the higher dose
and cutting it in half cuts the
patient's prescription bill in half.
Some people try to save by
purchasing prescription drugs
from Canada. The companies
that sell these drugs sometimes
don't offer many choices of
dosage. So the purchaser must
cut the pills to get the right
dosage.
Finally, ,there are patients like
my own mother, who is such a
tiny person that some of her pre-
scriptions just aren't made in the
right dosage for her weight. She
has to cut the pills in half
because she just can't buy the
right dosage.
The disadvantages to splitting
pills are well documented. If you
don't cut the pill exactly even,
the dosage may be slightly high-
er or lower than it should be.
Some pills may crumble when
they are cut, causing you to lose
part of the medication. Some
medications have a coating that
protects the stomach, or allows
the medication to be time-
released cutting the pill takes


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away the protection of this coat-
ing.
For those who take several
pills a day, cutting the pills up
also increases the chance that
medications might get mixed
up. A patient might become
confused and take too high a
dosage of a medication. If you
are using the same knife or scis-
sors to cut several types of pre-
scriptions, you might contami-
nate one drug with another.
Before you consider pill split-
ting, discuss it with your doctor.
Find out if he or she would be
willing to prescribe a larger dose
and if the prescriptions you take
can be safely split. Discuss what
you would use to cut the pills in
half, how you would keep such
equipment clean.
The makers of the DemiDose
pill splitter sent me a pill splitter
to try. The little device has a
lower half that holds the pill in
place and a top with a blade that
cuts like a guillotine after the
two pieces are put together. You
can get different "beds" to hold
the pills in place these pill
beds are made in the right shape
and size for the most commonly
split pharmaceuticals. You can
order the beds to fit the name


brand drugs. There is also a
generic pill bed that can be used
for any other pills. Since you can
order these "beds" for specific
medications, they fit the pills
exactly and do a good job of
holding the pill exactly center. I
found the pill splitter was easy to
use and cut the pills cleanly to a
uniform size.
So I put it to the test by a
frail octogenarian woman who
has been splitting pills for three
different medications. The pill
'beds" worked fine and despite
her arthritis, she could easily
work the DemiDose when it
came to doing the actual split-
ting. She reported the device did
a much cleaner and more even
job of splitting the medications
than she had done with a knife
or scissors, and she didn't lose
any of the pills in the DemiDose.
(She admitted that sometimes
when she tries to cut a pill with
scissors, half would fly across
the room!)
The problem however was
that due to severe arthritis in her
hands, she could not get the
"beds" in and out of the device
easily. She concluded that
because she had three pills to
split, she would need someone
to help her switch the pill "beds"
back and forth, or else get one
pill splitter for each prescription.
Before making any change in
your diet, exercise or medication
program, consult your doctor.
This is especially important if
you are on prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact badly
with foods that might otherwise
be considered "healthy".


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Submitted to INI/Melinda Givens
Levi Martin and Sarah Givens.
Givens Martin
Darryl and Melinda Givens of
Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Sarah Melinda
Ann Givens to Levi Daniel Martin
of Robinson, Illinois.
The prospective groom is the
son of Gregory Martin and Lori
Ireland of Robinson, Illinois.
The wedding is planned for
April 15, 2006.
The bride-to-be is a graduate
of Clewiston High School. She is
planning to attend college after
settling in Jacksonville.
The groom-to-be is an electri-
cian. mate in the U.S. Navy, sta-
tioned in Jacksonville, Florida on
the JFK ship.


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OFFICE IS CLOSED

DUE TO HURRICANE DAMAGE

We would like our readers and the community
to know that we will not be returning to the 626
W. Sugarland Highway (US 27) location, and
are now seeking an alternate office space in
Clewiston more suitable to our needs. We will
announce in your paper when we have done so.

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newspaper every Thursday
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located at: 22 Fort Thompson Avenue

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From the Editor



Merry Christmas to all of you and yours


By Mark Young

Merry Christmas to all that's
right, I said, "Christmas".
And the political correct (PC)
police can stuff it down the chimney
for all I care. I
savor my consti-
tutional right of
free speech and
enforce the
right of freedom
of the press in
telling the
doomsayers of
radical PC !
enforcement Mark
that you cannot Young
-deny me the
right to not only celebrate my
beliefs, but to wish happiness of this
holy day upon the rest of the world.
What is it that I'm saying when I
wish the world a merry Christmas?
Am I truly offending anyone by
expressing my hope that everyone
finds joy and peace in times of tur-


moil and strife? By me saying,
"Merry Christmas," am I going out
of my way to exclude anyone in the
simple wish of feeling the holiday
warmth?
By all means, have a happy holi-
day, or even a happy festivus, made
famous on the Jerry Seinfeld show.
Celebrate your day the way you see
fit and be proud of who you are
and the beliefs that make up the
foundation of the way you view the
world.
I wish you happiness and it is
my hope that you wish me the
same. Christmas has many mean-
ings. To some, it is indeed a true cel-
ebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
To others it is a day of sharing love
with family and friends. To the
innocent children, it is a day of wak-
ing up.to an array of multi-colored
packages, lights, and decorations,
which sends bountiful streams of
glee running through their little
souls.
I deny the PC police the right to


take that away and I am saddened
when I often hear that Christmas
has lost its meaning to so many
who have become discouraged at
the commercialism-of this holiday
and have .lost that special joy that
seems to infect so many of us at this
time of year.
Christmas, like life, is what you
make of it. Sure, I'm not overly
thrilled when I start hearing Christ-
mas music the day after Halloween
and shortly thereafter, Christmas
decorations spring up in depart-
ment stores like an invading weed
that has gone unattended.
Sure, I'm not overly thrilled
when many people make Santa
Claus the ultimate symbol of Christ-
mas. Sure, I feel the economical
stress associated with this time of
overindulgence. But thinking back
through my many Christmases and
thinking ahead to hopefully many
more, I will always understand its
meaning.
It is simply a day of family. It is


celebrating the birth of each and
every person that you love, no mat-
ter your beliefs. It is the joy of
watching that wide-eyed child
make a gleeful beeline to the
Christmas tree, laughing hysterical-
ly at the pile of decadence below. It
is that soulful hug of a parent
embracing their child who has
returned from war, wearing his uni-
form with pride and honor.
It is the knowing look of hus-
band and wife who oversee their
creations with the pureness of love
rushing through their hearts like a
cascading waterfall streaming over
the cliff's edge and crashing into
the rocks below in an everlasting
symphony of harmony. And think,
for just a moment, how God must
feel on this day when he views his
creations.
To all, I wish that special merri-
ment. To all, I hope that the mean-
ing of this day is not lost on you, no
matter your religious beliefs. To all,
I wish you a merry Christmas.


Pet Corner


Submitted photo
Helping out
Right to left: George Roberts of the VFW Post No. 9528 of
Buckhead Ridge presents a check to Kip Gardner, Post
Master of Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 and a
member of the VFW. The donation is for the Salvation
Army and their work with Hurricane Katrina Relief. The
funds were raised by members of the VFW through din-
ners and yard sales.



Quietly receiving



God's gift this year


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
On Christmas Day a small
manger scene sat on a table just
inside the doorway of a neatly kept
home. People hurried past it all
day, barely .
noticing the
tiny figures "
gathered'
around the
infant tucked
into golden :.
straw. In the a
morning chil-
dren raced by it
on their way to John
the Christmas Hicks
tree with atten-
tion focused on the gifts under-
neath. At noon, arriving guests
pushed past it, one accidentally
knocking over a shepherd as he
took off his jacket.
Later in the afternoon a well-
fed group slowly moved by the
manger again as they drifted from
the dining area back into the living
room. No one seemed to even
notice the manger almost no


one. An old woman, walking with
a cane, paused in front of the
scene. Gently she put the shepherd
back in an upright position. Then
she looked at the child in the mid-
dle of the figures. Presently, she
became aware of a small grand-
son by her side. As voices drifted in
from the living room, the two con-
tinued to look deeply on the scene.
At length, a smile spread across
the woman's face. The child took
her hand. In the midst of a day
filled with much busyness, the two
of them quietly received God's gift.
God came to a humble maiden
in an obscure village called
Nazareth. An angel told her that
she would bear a child. That child
would be the hope of the 'world.
And He is.
This Christmas, in the midst of
the hustle and bustle, in the midst
of recovering from Wilma, in the
midst of Christmas, in the midst of
a day filled with much business,
may you find reason to pause and
quietly receive God's gift a gift
of hope, of love, and of peace.
Merry Christmas from my family to
yours.


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Q: Dear Doc Savvy. How cold is
too cold to leave your dog out at
night? Thanks Doc, Joe in Loxa-
hatchee.
A: Dear Joe, that's a very impor-
tant question to ask. This is such a
wonderful time of the year for
Floridians. Not only is Christmas
just in a few days, but we are start-
ing to have the wonderful cooler
temperatures we all look forward
to. As we love this cooler time of
the year, so do our pets. Have you
noticed your dog has a little extra
happy step when it's cool outside?
They seem more frisky! Well, cool,
fun temperatures when the sun is
out is one thing, but some of these
lows we get at night is too low. In
fact, sometimes they are so low
that we worry about our crops.
Some of these cooler nights can be
way too cool for your dog too.
Especially for the little dogs. Little
dogs have a smaller surface body
area, and cannot afford to give off
and lose too much body heat or
they will freeze! Bigger dogs can
tolerate it more, and still yet, some
nights are way too cold for them.
Never tie up your dog outside at
night where he cannot seek shelter.
Better yet, I feel all dogs should be
well protected at night in some
kind of a shelter. Even snow dogs
are different once they acclimate to
Florida. They get thinner blood -
just like they snow-birds do! Now if
you are asking for a temperature
reading, anything below 60
degrees is too cold for a little dog,
and below 50 is too cold for a big
dog. They all must have a safe
place to get away from the winds.
Hope that helps Joe. Merry
Christmas, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. We have
heard you mention on your radio
show that one can cook a meal for
their dogs. I really want to give my


Christmas is the



sacred story for us


Doc Savvy
dogs Beauty and Beast something
wonderful for Christmas dinner,,
but don't want to give them diar-
rhea. What do you recommend?
Thanks Doc, Jennifer in Clewiston.
A: Dear Jennifer. Again a great
question! Yes you can cook for
them, or better yet, there are a few
things, which are okay to give that
you may be already cooking for
you and your family. Turkey is a
wonderful choice for dogs. If you
are making a turkey for Christmas,
save a little white meat for Beauty
and Beast. Now, this means no fat,
no skin, and no bones! Also, no
stuffing, green bean casserole or
pumpkin pie! Okay, if you can, add
some steamed fresh veggies, and a
little cooked rice to their turkey -
that is good too! I wouldn't do any-
thing else Jennifer. Also portion size
is the key too. Not more than a
measuring cup and a half.
Enjoy the holidays Jennifer, Doc
Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into The
Savvy Vet Show each and every
Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5's
The Big Dawg.


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
The most famous story
begins, "It came to pass in those
days..." It is about the birth that
the world gets
ready to cele-
brate once
more. It is
about a young .
maiden and
her husband
no room at the -L "i
inn and
makeshift
accommoda- Samuel S.
tions in a sta- Thomas
ble, about visi-
tors, curious shepherds and the
angels from heaven proclaiming,
"Glory to God in the highest..."
There are many times that an
older couple will tell me how
they met, or someone will tell
me about how a career got
underway, or about how they
got involved in something that
had become a lifelong avoca-
tion. I've heard many times that,
"We met at a wedding recep-
tion" or "I ran into him when I
was working at the office where
he used to visit." A dentist told
me about beginning in civil engi-
neering and deciding he would
better serve people by building
bridges in mouths rather than on
highways, and his beginning a
new career that was to change
his life.
A friend told me of his interest
in amateur radio being truck
when someone teased him and
told him that it was a hobby for
"intelligent people". People
invariably tell me about turning
points and key persons in their
walk in faith, and where it all
began to come together.
The Christmas story, the
beginnings of a faith that
changed the world, begins by
telling about a decree by a tyrant
and a carpenter with a betrothed
who must follow his edict about
the census. It is about how all
that was promised really got
started about the hope people
waited for was finally no longer
just a hope but becoming a reali-
ty in their time.
It is our remembrance of how


it really happened that God
would come into the world and
would share something here in
his creation. It is about being
found worthy and being one of
us. I am never tired of hearing
the story and many times some-
thing new will "jump out" to
show me something that was
there that I hadn't thought about
before. Like all of the great sto-
ries, it is a love story, and lets us
know that it is more than "they
lived happily ever after" but that
there are difficulties and strug-
gles along the way that makes it
all worthwhile.
There is an Oriental saying
that, "A journey of a thousand
miles begins with a single step"
and for the faithful, Christmas is
that step. People no longer have
to wait and wonder, the journey
has begun and we take time out
yearly to remember how it
begun.
Each year the words of Isaiah,
quoted by Matthew, "the people
living in darkness have seen a
great light has dawned (chapter
4,verse 16)." The star in the East
is a sign of that light, the lights
that illuminate our homes in
recalling the story are that light,
the light in the eyes of children
as they shout, "It's Christmas" is
that light, and the light that
comes into the hearts of people
worshipping and hearing the
story begin once more: "And it
came to pass in those days..." is
that light. In John's Gospel we
hear also that, "In him was life,
and the life was the light of men
chapterr, verse 4)." That light is
still with us; governments,
tyrants, social movements, polit-
ical upheaval, radical changes
have not been able to put it out.
The meaning of Christmas still is
with us the story remains.
We take time out during each
year to commemorate how it all
began for us; to give thanks to
God and to celebrate with one
another our many blessings and
gifts from the one who started
his journey in a stable on a cold
winter night, with a star to be a
guiding light to all who came
and that light being with us each
day ever after. Merry Christmas
and God's blessings to all.


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INI/Audrey Blackwell
Paul Beck (second right), Glades County Commissioner,
picked up donations at the Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce on Friday, Dec. 16. Chamber Executive Director Bren-
da O'Connor (front left), Pat Tipton (far right), and Catalino
Yanez helped load the items onto a truck.


Help

Continued From Page 1
continued to drop off goods to the
chamber. Executive Director
Brenda O'Connor said she would
continue to receive the goods for
hurricane victims. However,
when she called Mayor Brown
and let him know people were
still giving, he kindly declined say-
ing they were pretty well on their
way to recovery. He suggested
they give the donations to another
town that might still be in need.
Then Hurricane Wilma bil-
lowed through the Lake Okee-
chobee area destroying homes
and infrastructure, mainly south
of the lake.
Because the need was so great
in the Moore Haven area of
Glades County, the decision was
made to donate the goods to
them.
Paul Beck, Glades County
Commissioner, also sits on the
board of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, and said he
knows first hand of the needs in
Glades County that still exist after
Hurricane Wilma.
He cited the case of a woman
who has an invalid husband.


Their house was destroyed by the
hurricane with damages estimat-
ed at $30,000.
"She had insurance, but they
dropped her. Then someone
talked with a person in Tallahas-
see and got the insurance back,
but she still hasn't received a
check," Mr. Beck said. He credited
Senior Connections in Glades
County for helping with a lot of
situations like the one mentioned.
Mr. Beck noted with apprecia-
tion those in Okeechobee who
are helping their people by giving
such items as baby food, mosqui-
to repellant, school supplies, and
clothing all packaged neatly and
labeled.
"There has been just a tremen-
dous outpouring: I'm trying to get
these things to needy families. It
means a lot, especially at this time
of year the holidays. The tim-
ing can't be better," he said.
Those who donated include
local churches, the Masonic
Lodge, and individuals who just
dropped things off at the cham-
ber's door. Some signed a dona-
tion list, and others gave anony-
mously.
"It restores my faith in the
human race. The people came
pouring forth to help out," said
Mr. Beck.


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thursday, December 22, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


to senate: pass child protection


Feoley plea

WASHINGTON D.C. Con-
-gr'ssman Mark Foley (FL-16), co-
clhain nan of the House Missing and
Expl ield Children's Caucus, urged
the .:tate to move forward on
chili pi otection legislation that has
been stalled in the Senate since this
lall. TIe House passed its child pro-
tection bill in September by abipar-
tisan vote of 371 to 52.
"Each day that passes is another
day lost to sex offenders who can
take advantage of loopholes and
gaps in our laws," said Foley. "The
senate I ias the ability to make good
on our promises to parents and vic-
tims of sexual predators to protect
children. I know parents across the
country are eager to see this legisla-
tion become law."
In November, John Walsh
urged the Senate in an editorial
to move forward on the stalled
legislation as well, saying, "How
many more children and other vic-
tims need to suffer before our elect-
ed officials do the right thing and
pass this legislation. Enough is
enough. We see what these preda-
tors do and we know how easily
they disappear. Congress needs to
act now and pass this legislation
immediately. They owe it to Carlie
Brucia, Jessica Lunsford, Shasta


Groene and all the other precious
children who were abducted,
abused and murdered by repeat
sex offenders."
Letter Foley sent to each mem-
ber of the Senate is provided below:
Dear Senator:
As co-chairman of the Congres-
sional Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren's Caucus, I respectfully urge
you to contact Majority Leader Frist
and Minority Leader Reid and ask
them to bring up either H.R. 3132,
the Children's Safety Act or S. 1086,
the Sex Offender Registration and
Notification Act, for a vote in the
Senate before you recess at the end
of the month. Passage of either of
these bills will save a child's life.
In the past few years, the term
"sex offender" seems to be repeat-
edly in the news. Most people
assume this means a person like
John Couey (the man convicted of
killing Jessica Lunsford) or Joseph
Smith (the man convicted of killing
Carlie Brucia). While both of these
crimes, which occurred in my
home state of Florida, are horrific
and despicable, stranger abduc-
tions and murders are not the typi-
cal sex offense.
Out of the more than 550,000
registered sex offenders in the Unit-


ed States, most are convicted of to do. Thes
sexual assault; possession, produc- among other
tion or distribution of child pornog- our nation's
raphy; kidnapping; child prostitu- tion and notify
tion just to name a few. were drafted.
There are overwhelming statis- junction with
tics out there including the fact for Missing at
that we are missing 100,000 to the U.S. Depa
150,000 sex offenders or that one in state law en
five children ages 10-17 received a Th
sexual solicitation or approach They are not
while on the Internet in the past recent events
year. But, an example of what our I know th
law enforcement is facing says it all: ferences o
I recently heard a story which the original le
I am deeply saddened to say hap- the two bills
pens more often than we could action in the
imagine of a federal agent who cannot resol
seized countless images of child unless the Sei
pornography. He told me that dur- Again, pie
ing his raid of a couple's home he ership and as
found dozens of images of three-, vote on eithe
four- and five-year-old girls whose before you re
eyes were swollen shut because of month. You c
all the crying they did when they from being
were being sexually assaulted and the sex offend
photographed. Upon further inves-
tigation it was discovered that Thank yo
some of the pedophiles who com-. ion.
mitted these crimes were the chil- Sincerely,
dren's own parents!
These are the people we need C
to keep track of, and that is what
H.R. 3132 and S. 1086 are designed


e two bills contain,
things, an overhaul of
sex offender registra-
fication laws. The bills
over year ago in con-
h the National Center
nd Exploited Children,
artment of Justice and
forcement agencies.
a knee jerk reaction to

at there are some dif-
'utside of the scope of
legislation between
That are holding up
Senate. However, we
ve those differences
nate acts on the bill.
ase contact your lead-
k them to have a floor
r S. 1086 or H.R. 3132
cess at the end of this
can stop another child
harmed. Please pass
ler bill now.
u for your considera-


MarkFoley
o-Chair, congressional
missing and exploited
children's caucus


Abducted girl is still Glades County Sheriff's


sought by authorities Office Arrest Report


OKEECHOBEE Law enforce-
ment officials are searching for a 3-
year-old girl who was allegedly
abducted by her biological father in
November. .
They are also concerned
because the girl suffers from asth-
ma and is on an inhaler, and they 4 34
are worried she may not be receiv-
ing her medication.
F I,ri.; is Frankesha Ali Berry. Frank Frankesha
Frankesha is African-American and David Berry Ali Berry
is described as standing three-feet
tall and weighing 32 pounds. Apparently Frankesha was in
Whenii last seen on Nov. 25, she Okeechobee visiting her grand-
was wearing blue jeans and a blue mother when Frank Berry allegedly
jeani jackettand her hair was braid- put her in his GMC pickup truck
ed with wIite beads, and left the area.
According to the Okeechobee Although it's not known exactly
County Sheriff's Office, Frankesha where Frank Berry lives, it is
was reportedly taken by her biolog- known that he has family in Palm
ical father, Frank David Berry. Beach County.
Berry, 23, is also an African-Ameri- The child and her mother live in
can. He is five feet, four inches tall Monticello.
and weighs 120 pounds. He has a If anyone has information on
front tooth that is capped in gold, the whereabouts of Frankesha Ali
has "Nino" tattooed on his chest .Berry, they are asked to contact the
and also has the tattoo of a panther Okeechobee County Sheriff's
on his right shoulder. Office at (863) 763-3117.


State agencies encourage


awareness of drunkeness


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) and the Florida Office of
Drug Control are sponsoring high
visibility DUI enforcement opera-
tions during the last three weeks of
December as part of the Drunk and
Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention
Month Enforcement Wave.
State and local law enforcement
agencies in all 67 Florida counties
have been asked to participate in
the DUI wave between Dec. 10,
2005 and Jan. 1,2006.
"There were 293 fatal traffic
crashes last year during the month
of December," said the Governor's
Highway Safety Representative and
FDOT Assistant Secretary Kevin
Thibault. "It was the worst month
for fatal crashes during 2004 and
contributed to the record fatality
numbers reported for the year."
The Florida Department of
Transportation and Florida Office of
Drug Control suggest the following
tips for those who plan on drinking
alcoholic beverages this holiday
season:
e Don't risk getting sent to jail. If
you plan to drink, don't drive. Take
mass transit, a taxicab or ask a
sober friend to drive you home.
Choose a sober designated
driver before taking the first drink.
Designated drivers are not those
individuals who drank the least. Be
sure the designated driver has had
nothing to drink before taking the


wheel.
Spend the night where the
activity or party is being held. Party
hosts should prepare accommoda-
tions or safe rides home for alcohol
consuming partygoers.
Party hosts should also make
sure all those consuming alcohol
are of legal drinking age.
Report impaired drivers to law
enforcement. Anyone can do this by
dialing *FHP on their cellular phone.
Always wear your safety belt.
This is the best defense against an
impaired driver.
"Substance abuse impaired
driving is not an accident it's a
crime that can be prevented," said
Florida Office of Drug Control
Director Jim McDonough. "There is
no excuse for substance abuse
impaired driving. People over the
age of 21 who choose to drink alco-
hol need to have a predetermined
plan of where they are going and
how they are getting. there before
any alcohol enters their system."
The December holidays are tradi-
tionally one of the deadliest times of
the year on the nation's highways,
and driving under the influence of
alcohol and/or drugs accounts for 40
percent of the problem.
A partial list of the DUI enforce-
ment activities being conducted
during the 3D Month DUI Enforce-
ment Wave is available on the You
Drink and Drive. You Lose. Web
site, www.fl-dui.com.


INI/MaryAnn Morris
Bird watching
This Florida Red Shouldered Hawk paid a visit to a
clothesline pole near a house up on the Kissimmee
Prairie Thursday, Dec. 7.


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper upon the final dis-
position of their case, may do so
forpublication.

Dec. 5
Billy Bailey, 27, of Ft. Laud-
erdale, was arrested by Deputy
Shannon McGrory on an active
warrant for VOP. He remains in
custody with no privilege of bond.
Leslie Camel, 31, of Belle Glade
was arrested by Deputy Shannon
McGrory on an active warrant for
VOP. He remains in custody with
no privilege of bond.
Tommie Thicklin, 30, of Clewis-
ton was arrested by Detective Steve
Harris on the charge of DWLS and


an active St. Lucie County warrant.
He remains in custody with bond
set at $750.

Dec. 7
Rebecca Smith, 20, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Holly Ramsey on an active warrant
for VOP. She was later ROR'ed.

Dec. 10
Elton Huston, 55, of Palmdale
was arrested by Deputy Robert
Davis on the charge of DUI. He was
later released on a $750 surety
bond.
Donald Brown, Jr., 44, of Lake-
port was arrested by Deputy Tito
Nieves on the charge of DWLS and
an active Lee County warrant. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$1,000.


Hendry County Sheriff's News


Sheriff's Office to
sponsor training class
Sheriff Ronnie LC,. -nleased
to announce that persons llILt;
ested in becoming an auxiliary
deputy sheriff will be able to
complete their training here in
Hendry County. Stating the
important role of .the auxiliary,
Sheriff Lee has arranged with the
Southwest Florida Criminal Jus-
tice Academy in Fort Myers for a
course to be held in Hendry
County to make it more conven-
ient for those wishing to attend.
Class dates and times are being
scheduled and will be
announced in the near future.
For more information on the
auxiliary and/or to sign up for
the class, please contact Nick
Smith at (863) 674-4060 ext. 102.




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Stolen four-wheeler
recovered by HC SO
Acting on information
received by a concerned citizen
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigation
Division recovered a 2006 yellow
in color Suzuki Quad 700 4X4
ATV before the owner was aware
it had been stolen. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee stated that the tip led investi-
gators to 3004 Lady Lane near
LaBelle where Lionel Pequeno
voluntarily opened a shed that
contained a four-wheeler. Fur-
ther investigation revealed the
four-wheeler had been stolen
from the residence of Sonja
Jameson at 4560 Ft. Denaud
Road. Pequeno was charged
with grand theft and booked into
the Hendry County Jail.


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Glades County

School Calendar


Dec. 19-30: Christmas/New
Year holiday
Jan. 2: Teacher workday (No
school for students)
Jan. 3: Students return to
school
Jan. 5: Report cards go out
Jan. 16: Martin L. King holiday
Feb. 2: Interim report cards
issued
Feb. 7: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Feb. 9: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 20: Presidents Day holiday
March 3: Chalo Nitka holiday
March 10: End of third nine-


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


WEST PALM BEACH To help
people give the gift of safety to
loved ones this holiday season, the
American Red Cross has put
together 12 gift ideas for the famil-
iar Twelve Days of Christmas.
On the third day of Christmas:
The American Red Cross recom-
mends that you purchase an A-B-C
fire extinguisher to install in the
home and teach all household
members how to use them. In
addition to installing a smoke
alarm, featured as the gift on the
first day of Christmas, keeping the
right type of properly charged fire
extinguisher is a great way to give
your loved ones the gift of safety.
The holiday season is a busy fire
season. The ignition of Christmas
trees causes an average of 600 fires
a year, and during December, Janu-
ary and February, the majority of
the responses by the Red Cross vol-
unteers and employed staff are for
fires.
About fire
extinguishers
All portable fire extinguishers
for home use are now rated A-B-C,
which means they can be used for
different kinds of fires (wood,
paper, grease, and electrical).
Get training from the fire
department or the fire extinguish-
er manufacturer in how to use
your fire extinguisher. Fire extin-
guishers from different manufac-


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fora loan? Do you need more
than $S10.000 for ay n'a.on?
Are you paying more than
7% intireai on any other loans
orcreditcaids?
If you are a homLowner
and answered "yes" to any of
Ihewe question>. they can
tell )ou over lthe phme and
without obligation if you
qualify.
High cadit ad utW Less-
lhan-pcrtfect credit? Self
employed? Late house pay-
ments? Financial problems?


turers operate in different ways.
Unless you know how to use your
extinguisher, you may not be able
to use it effectively. There is no
time to read directions during an
emergency. Only adults should
handle and use extinguishers.
Install extinguishers high on
the wall, near an exit, and away
from heat sources. Extinguishers
should be easily accessible to
adults trained to use them and
kept away from curious children.
Heat may make the contents less
effective or cause the extinguisher
to lose its charge more quickly.
If you try to use a fire extin-
guisher on a fire and the fire does
not die down immediately, drop
the extinguisher and get out. Most
portable extinguishers empty in 8-
10 seconds. After some residential
fires, people have been found
dead with the fire extinguisher
near them or in their arms.
Look at your fire extinguisher
at least once a year to ensure that
it is properly charged. It will not
work properly if it is not charged
properly. Use the gauge or test
button to check proper pressure.
Follow the manufacturer's
instructions for replacing or
recharging your fire extinguisher.
If the unit is low on pressure, dam-
aged, or corroded, replace it or
have it professionally serviced.
Small fire extinguishers are
designed for one-time use and
cannot be recharged.


Attorney General settles


"free" medicine case


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that his office has obtained a settle-
ment with a Florida company that
enticed citizens to pay almost $200
for help obtaining free medicines,
but then often failed to deliver the
promised items. Under the agree-
ment, the company will have to
provide full refunds to consumers
who paid fees but did not receive
the requested medicines, and will
also have to change its business
practices to further protect con-
sumers.
The settlement resolves the
attorney general's case against Con-
sumer Savings Direct, a Naples-
based company that does business
nationally as Free Medicine Direct.
The company advertises through
direct mailings, newspapers and
broadcast commercials, promising
to help consumers obtain free med-
ications from pharmaceutical com-
panies. The ads do not make clear
that the service is not "free" but
instead costs $199. Consumers do
not actually need such intermedi-
aries to apply for pharmaceutical
manufacturers' programs that pro-
vide free medications to eligible
patients.
The Attoriey General's Office
received about 200 consumer
complaints regarding Free Medi-
cine Direct, mostly from con-
sumers who did not get medicines
even though they had paid the
company's fee. Some consumers
were informed that they were not
eligible for the manufacturers' pro-


grams, but most of the unhappy
consumers were unable to obtain
any explanation at all.
Some reported unauthorized
deductions from their bank
accounts to pay for Free Medicine
Direct's services.
"It's bad enough to charge
unsuspecting consumers a large
fee to obtain what should be free in
the first place," said Crist. "To then
fail to provide the requested service
makes a bad situation even worse.
I am pleased that through this set-
tlement, affected consumers will
be able to get their money back."
Cheryl Hanson of Jacksonville is
typical of those victimized by Free
Medicine Direct. She was attracted
by the company's offer of a service
in which people with low incomes
could pay $200 for processing fees
and would then receive free medi-
cine. In complaining to the Attor-
ney General's Office, Ms. Hanson
said her bank account was debited
twice for the $200 fee, but she
never received any medicine
through the company.
Under the Assurance of Volun-
tary Compliance outlining the set-
tlement, Free Medicine Direct will
be required to reimburse con-
sumers who paid fees but did not
receive the requested medications.
Affected consumers who have not
yet requested a refund may submit
such a request to the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office within the next year. If
it is determined that the consumer
is eligible, the company will then
provide a refund.


Medical bills? IRS liens? It
the, ) mailer'.
Ify'u are a hom-owner with
sufficient equity, there's an
excellent chance you will,
qualify for a loan-u.ualn/A
within 2-1 hours.
You can find out over the
phone-and free of charge-
if you qualify. Honey Mae
Home Loans is licensed by
the Florida Dept. of
Financial Services.
Open 7 days a week for
your con yen ience.
1-800-700-1242 ext.248


School Happenings


Moore Haven
Elementary School
The following students have
earned recognition as November
citizens of the month at Moore
Haven Elementary School. This
is a very special honor since it
means that they have done a
commendable job of showing
Kindness. Kindness is considera-
tion, sympathy, compassion,
gentleness, goodness, and gen-
erosity.
Kindergarten: Kira Beck, East-
on Moss, Ethan Taylor.


GCD School Briefs


Encouragement from


American Red Cross


First Grade: Rosemary Ara-
gus, Sean Camaratta, Johnny
Casellas, Glendy Velasquez.
Second Grade: Victoria Cis-
neros, Ani Drayton, Kaitlyn Dun-
son, Cheyenne Naile.
Third Grade: Bronson Bass,
Ian Harris, William Mercer.
Fourth Grade: Bailey Brown-
ing, Barbara Perez, Ana
Rodriguez, Samantha Shearer.
Fifth Grade: Vinton Lewis,
Guillermo Ortiz, Jessica Smith.
Sixth Grade: Jared Brickel,
Linda Cano, Mayte Cisneros.


Scholarships
available
The JJ Wiggins Memorial
Trust renewal scholarships for
Spring 2006 are now available.
They may be picked up at JJ
Wiggins. Youth Center or in the
Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High School
guidance office. Deadline for
renewal is Dec. 29 call 946-
3400 for details.
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 meet-
ings 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.
School bus
driver course
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus
driver course for individuals who
are interested in obtaining their
certification to drive school
buses for regular bus routes,
extra curricular trips and substi-
tute drivers. Upon completion of
the course, individuals will
obtain their Class B CDL with
Passenger endorsement and S
endorsement. If interested, you
may contact Doug Manke of the
GCSD at (863) 946-3662 or Scott
Bass of GCSD at (863) 946-0202
ext. 13
Report available
The NCLB School Public
Accountability Report from
Moore Haven Junior-Senior
High School is available on the
school Web site http://glades.
edgate.org/moorehaven/index.p
hp, copies of the report are also
available in the school's main
office, 700 Terrier Pride Drive
SW, Moore Haven.
Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge has begun its
Sunday school (CCD) program.
Please call Ann at 467-1516 or Fr.
Dan at the Parish Office (863)
946-0696 for more information.
Fun for all ages!
Glades Truancy
Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy
program for all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce unex-
cused absences. Glades Truancy


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GED classes
The Glades County School
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who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
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Children's advocates
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neglected children before the-
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Fort Myers is required. Please
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more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
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These three Christmas cards postmarked in the 1920s all send "warm wishes" from Florida. Greeting cards from the early years
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Florida Christmas mail is unique

By MaryAnn Morris
The Town of Christmas near
Fort Christmas on State Road 50 ,
between Orlando and Titusville, -
has its own post office, founded in ..
1892. Today, it postmarks around
400,000 pieces of mail "Christmas
Florida".
In the pioneer days, before early .. ..
settlements and towns had post ,0
offices of their own, mail got where
it was going by the grace of God
and the kindness of neighbors.
Whoever was going to the nearest
town on business might pick up a
any local mail and bring it back to,
his home settlement. The first post
office in "Tantie", which was to ,,
become Okeechobee, was said to
be in a box under the bed of the
postmistress, Mattie Raulerson
Walker.
Christmas is a major holiday
here in Florida. We not only have a
Christmas parade, we have boat
parades, too! Is there a Northern ".- -
"transplant" or Snow Bird who
hasn't sent a Floridathemed Christ-
mas card back north? Florida
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victims of hurricanes Rita and
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KISSIMMEE RIVER There
is good news for those environ-
mentalists that have been eager-
ly awaiting the completion of the
Kissimmee River restoration.
Construction was scheduled
to begin on Phase II in. 2007.
However, on Dec. 1 the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
announced that construction
would begin in January of 2006.
Phase 1 of the project was
completed in 2001.
COE spokesman Barry Vorce
stated that the timetable for the
project was moved up because
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez was
instrumental in securing funding
for the project.
Original plans had called for
Phase II to begin at the southern
end of the reconstructed area
and proceed downriver. What
will actually happen, according
to South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD)
spokesperson Missy Barletto, is
that construction will begin at
the northern end of the complet-
ed reconstruction and go upriver
to the first weir that is located
near the southern boundary of
the Kissimmee Prairie State
Park.
Her organization is responsi-
ble for acquisition of land for the
reconstruction, while COE is
responsible for construction and
backfill.
She said that purchase of
land on the southern end of the


reconstruction area was close to
schedule. The recent purchase
of a large tract of land from
Lykes Brothers was the last large
tract of land to be bought. She
said there are still some 30
landowners who own smaller
parcels, and that dealing with
them will take more time.
Mrs. Barletto said it would
take about 18 months to com-
plete construction of this phase.
During that time navigation on
the river will be interrupted.
"I am impressed with the
progress I've seen today," said
Sen. Martinez at the conclusion
of a tour of Phase I on Dec. 1. "As
a result of the Corps' (COE)
work, we are.seeing the restora-
tion of an environmental legacy
of which we can all be proud.
The Corps calls it Phase I I call
it progress."
Phases II and III of the project
will restore an additional 27
miles of the river and reclaim
14,000 acres of wetland,
increase colonization of plant
and animal species and improve
sport fishing.
"The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is proud to be a part-
ner in restoring this key element
of the central and south Florida
ecosystem," announced Assis-
tant Secretary of the Army John
Paul Woodley. "This project will
not only return the Kissimmee to
its natural state, it will also
reclaim 26,000 acres of.valuable
wetlands, enhance habitat and
provide flood protection."


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Those attending the meeting
noted that with the right mix of
amenities, Moore Haven would
have the first shot at yachtsmen
traveling the intercoastal from
the west, who now often bypass
the city to travel on to Clewiston.
Mr. James, the principal in
Adventure Tours of South Flori-
da, which hopes to open a high
end bed and breakfast in Lake-
port, said his company, which
organizes three-, five-, seven-
and 10-day high end Adventure
tours for the Euroasian eco-
tourism market said his compa-
ny and others like it offer a great
opportunity for the city and
Glades County.
Mr. James hopes to work
with local hunting and fishing
guides and others to provide a
full menu of tourism opportuni-
ties to visitors.
"Our concept is to provide a
service there's a demand for. I
have an Italian floatplane, and if
you want to land on the rim
canal and look at birds, or ride a
,mountain bike on the Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail, that's
what we'll do. We're not
dependent on the local market,
or the boats going by. We're
going to bring the Japanese guy
who's never heard of Clewiston
here, and if you have the right
amenities to offer, he'll never
leave Glades County while he's
here," Mr. James said.
Mr. Ahern said the discussion
was getting "fairly close to estab-
lishing the top priority of what
we want to do."
Facilitator Dr. Kelley, who
lives at Gulf Harbor in Lee Coun-
ty, said owners of more than
$200 million worth of yachts at
Gulf Harbor are looking for
something to do.
"They want to go on a two-
three-day cruise. They're look-
ing for docks, a place to pump
out. They've asked me about
Lake Okeechobee and the river
and I've told them it's a perfect
destination," Mr. Kelley said. "I
don't think you realize what a
goldmine you have here."
Mr. Kelley noted that one $5
million yacht at Gulf Harbor
spent $5,900 over the weekend
just fueling up. Banana Bay
Tours owner Fred Trepper
agreed, noting that one Grand
Banks yacht can hold 750 gal-


Ions of fuel.
Mr. Kelly urged the council to
drive down to Fort Myers munic-
ipal marina and speak with Ft.
Myers, Mayor Jim Humphreys
concerning how lucrative it is,
adding that on the coast, yachts-
men are spending $700,000 just
to buy a boat slip.
Mr. James urged the council
to develop a plan, to network at
other marinas, meet boat cap-
tains from point A to Point B.
"I can hire a man to stand on
the riverbank for eight hours and
count the boats that go by. A
consulting firm can tell you what
the potential for a marina is, but
as it stands, it's not physically big
enough to do much of anything.
You have $1 million and I have a
million that I'm prepared to
match it with, and I'm sure we
can find another person with a
million. I want to know what the
city is prepared to do to bring $2
million in investment in here."
Mr. James left the meeting
and left a stack of his business
cards, urging the council to call
him after urging them to pur-
chase as much available river-
front land as they can get their
hands on.
Vice Mayor Dave McGee said
the city welcomes commerce
and wants to increase its busi-
ness opportunities. Glades Elec-
tric business development man-
ager Jon Draper said the Co-Op,
is supportive of the city's desires
to develop the city marina and
property adjacent to land the co-
op owns.
"We want to support what's
good for the community."
Main Street consulting archi-
tect Bob Feilds asked if the city
expects to hire a consultant to
devise a plan for the riverfront
redevelopment, and if the city
plans to put in the infrastructure
and then ultimately seek propos-
als for development of the mari-
na.


ings. Asked if the city would
fund fa ade improvement
grants to encourage owners to
rehabilitate them, Mayor Brett
Whidden said he could not justi-
fy putting city money into reha-
bilitating the old buildings
downtown.
"I've had this discussion with
Tracy before, and personally,
you haven't justified to me yet
why you should spend more
money to build back a building
that could be built back new,"
Mr. Whidden said, basing his
argument on the fact that in
some cases, the amount to be
invested in the rehab would be'
so great that the property owner
couldn't lease the property for
retail use and recoup his invest-
ment.
Mr. Fields cautioned the
mayor against lumping all the
buildings together, noting that
some are in better .condition
than others, and that investors
and property owners do have
access to "free money" in the
sense of historic preservation
tax credits, which allow property
owners to offset 20 percent of a
rehab's cost, dollar for dollar.
Councilman Ahern noted that
there is a constituency who see
the value of preserving historic
buildings, adding that his wife
Laura's class helped conduct the
historic properties survey
"We've looked at the old
buildings for a long time, but
there's a different group of peo-
ple who are in to that, who'll use
the tax credits and incentives to
restore them. I can't see the city
putting money into it, but we
can take care of the sidewalks
and the storm drains and the
streetscapes to encourage reno-
vation," Mr. Ahern said. "We
haven't had the manpower to
take care of what needs to be
done, but the Main Street com-
mittee is dedicated to seeing us
rebuild it."
Mr. Hessler urged the city to
adopt design standards to pre-
vent future construction of non-
conforming structures.
"Before you start new devel-
opment, you can adopt design
standards and create new build-
ings that appear to be of the
period. Yacht people love little
restaurants, little artist shops
where they can go and buy local
arts and crafts," Mr. Hessler said.
After the public comment
period, the councilmen each list-
ed their top seven priorities and
defended them. While unani-
mously agreeing that redevelop-
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bridge made the vice mayor's
list, noting the city's need for
more parking downtown and
the potential to use the space for
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Other councilmen expressed
the need for a facelift along U.S.
27.
"We need teeth in our code
enforcement," the mayor said,
noting that city codes should
prohibit the installation of cargo
trailers and similar facilities to
house businesses equipment,
adding that a number of busi-
nesses have yet to make needed
repairs since the hurricane.
"We've got to make people take
care of their stuff."
Dr. Kelley noted that cities
often require certain standards,
like keeping buildings cleaned
and painted as part of their code
enforcement policies and offer
fa ade improvement grants as
an incentive to encourage busi-
nesses to comply.
The council adjourned the
meeting after asking City Clerk
Maxine Brantley to transcribe
the priority lists and is expected
to begin discussion on how to
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Toys-4-Tots tournament a success


CLEWISTON The Bass
Busters Team Tournament Trail
hosted the 15th Annual Toys-4-
Tots Bass Tournament in Clewis-
ton this past weekend. Twenty-
Seven teams .participated and
over 200 toys were collected for
the children of Clewiston.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment will help distribute these
toys to children in the local
Hendry County area. A special


thanks to all who participated
and all of the local folks in
Clewiston that added to the
number of toys collected.
Tournament results were as
followed:
First place overall with a total
weight of 16.83 pounds were
Jim Medlin and Mike Cass.
Second place went to the
team of Horton and Horton with
a total weight of 14.16 pounds.


Third Place went to the team
of Lorenzo and Roger with a
total weight of 13.97 pounds.
Fourth place went to the
team of Walt Reynolds and Fred
Barkas with a total weight of
13.62 Pounds.
Fifth place went to the team
of Aymon Wilcox and Kevin
Thomas with a total weight of
13.58 Pounds.
Largest Bass of the tourna-


ment went to the team of Sims
and Blackburn with an 8.02-
pound lunker.
Second place Big Bass was
caught by the team of Lou Liptak
and Jim Wrabel and weighed in
at 6.18 pounds.
Once again, thank you to all
those who fished and especially
of the folks who donated toys for
the children of the Clewiston
area.


Twenty-two duck hunters are bagged


Submitted to INI
The Clewiston Hoop Shoot winters are from left front row,
Colton Irey 8-9 winner, Samuel Rios 10-11 winner, and Daniel
Holligan 10-11 runner-up. From left, back row, Whitney Irey
12-13 winner, Chelsea Barrineau, 10-11 winner, Ra'Vin Lee
12-13 winner, Trevor Jackson 12-13 runner-up.


Clewiston Elks


Hoop Shoot Contest


CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Elks Lodge #1853 held their
annual Hoop Shoot competition
on Dec. 10, at the Clewiston Mid-
dle School Gymnasium. Children
between the ages of 8 and 13
competed in the free throw shoot-
ing contest.
The winners in each age group
were:
Boys 8-9 year olds: Colton Irey
Boys 10-11 year olds: Samuel
Rios
Boys 12-13 year olds: Ra'Vin
Lee
Girls 10-11 year olds: Chelsea


Barrineau
Girls 12-13 year olds: Whitney
Irey
The Boys 12-13-year-old con-
test was especially exciting as
Ra'vin Lee and Trevor Jackson
tied after the regular 25 shot con-
test and had to do three, five-shot
tiebreakers before a winner could
be determined.
The winners from this contest
will represent Clewiston in Dis-
trict competition, which will be
held in Pahokee in January. Good
luck to all of our winners!


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 Basketpall:
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:
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:
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County Invita-
tional
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational at
Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at Clear-
water Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals


Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland
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:
Jan. 5. Trinity Christian. Home, 7:30
p m "' "
Jan. 6: Cardinal Ngwman, 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 (Del-
ray), 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:
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central, Hohme,
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 (Planta-
tion), Away, 5:30 p.m.


Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) Conservation Commis-
sion officers cited 22 hunters for
illegally taking waterfowl over
the weekend during a special
enforcement detail on Lake
Okeechobee.
In addition to those arrests,
which were mostly for misde-
meanor waterfowl violations,
FWC officers issued 30 warnings
during the opening weekend of
the second phase of waterfowl
season. Other arrests are pend-
ing.
During the two-day opera-
tion; officers checked 438
hunters and 193 vessels. Those
arrested live in West Palm
Beach, Jupiter, Fort Pierce, Fort
Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Sara-
sota. Most were released with
notices to appear in court.


BELLE GLADE Fourteen-year-
old Verbain Curry, of Belle Glade,
is the Police Athletic League's
(PAL) state of Florida Silver Gloves
champion and was honored Dec.
19, by Palm Beach County Sheriff,
Ric Bradshaw in West Palm
Beach. Joining Curry was 20 of
his PAL teammates and his Belle
Glade coach, Willie Wiggens.
The 2005 2006 Florida Silver
Gloves Championship took place
Dec. 2-3. The tournament
brought approximately 125 kids
and coaches from PAL Leagues
and Recreation Programs
throughout Florida to compete
for the state championship.
Each state has an individual
tournament and youths from
respective areas compete to
become State Silver Glove Cham-
pions. This tournament is
designed to motivate and bring
out the very best in the young ath-
letes and give the young athletes
opportunities they can only
dream about. It gives the PAL
*boxer an opportunity to become
a Florida State Champion as well
as allowing them to spend quality
time with positive adult role mod-
els and their teammates. The
tournament allows law enforce-
ment officers to mentor at-risk
youths encouraging them to do
well in school and to stay away
from gangs, drugs, alcohol,
tobacco and other at-risk hazards.
The PAL Program is a Juvenile


Sports 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 success,
please come out and vote for new
board members. The Clewiston
Cougars need the help of the com-
munity to elect a board that would
be beneficial to our children. Our
children are very important and
special, so please come out and
support the cougars.


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FWC officials are planning
similar details during the season,
which closes Jan. 29. Duck hunt-
ing regulations are somewhat
complex. The daily bag limit on
ducks is six, but there are differ-
ent daily limits for each species.
For instance, within that six-bird
limit there can only be one black
duck, one mottled duck, one ful-
vous whistling-duck, one pintail
and one canvasback (but only
during canvasback season).
Only two of the six can be red-
heads, wood ducks or scaup,
and hunters may only take four
scoters or mallards (of which
only two can be female).
All other species of ducks
may be taken up to the six-bird
limit, except harlequin ducks.
The taking or attempting to take
harlequins is illegal. The daily


Crime Prevention Program that
gets at risk youths off the streets
and. under a roof with law
enforcement officers and positive
adult role models. The program is
a proactive approach to juvenile
crime. The PAL Boxing Program is
designed to reduce juvenile delin-
quents with the reduction of juve-
nile lawbreakers we will have a
reduction in crime. With the
reduction of crime, less time and.
money is spent prosecuting and
incarcerating kids. The PAL Box-
ing Philosophy is to turn potential
juvenile delinquents into produc-
tive law abiding individuals.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office PAL Program has been
in existence for 10 years. There
have been over 150 kids enrolled
in the program since its inception.
Verbain has been a member of
the program for three years.


limit on coots is 15, and there is a
five-bird limit on mergansers,
only one of which may be hood-
ed.
Anyone hunting on a wildlife


management areas (WMA) must
also have a WMA permit. Duck
hunters also must have a Florida
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Local companies share their holiday


WELLINGTON On Thurs-
day, Dec. 8, the offices of Cocuy,
Burns & Company, Joanna &
Ben Boynton, Donia Adams
Roberts and Laura Boynton King
hosted "An Evening to Celebrate
the Magic of Family," to benefit
the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Wellington and Belle Glade.
Over 350 attendees partici-
pated in this 5th Annual Holiday
Party, which collected numerous
toys and raised over $1,000.
Both children and adults
enjoyed the entertainment pro-
vided by a magician, clown, and
face painters, a quartet from
Dreyfus School of the Arts and the
musical talents of David Conley.
The family oriented theme
was a new concept this year,
explains Joanna Boynton. "We
wanted to host an event in
which people could bring their
children or even grandchildren


to and everyone would truly
enjoy themselves," she said.
Other additions to the party
included the toy drive and raffle.
"Our holiday party is one of the
ways we like to thank our clients
for their trust and support," said
Juan Cocuy. "This year we also
wanted to give something back
to the families of the western
communities."
The Boys & Girls Club
emphasizes educational, voca-
tional, social, recreational,
health, leadership and character
building skills in a safe and posi-
tive environment. Although
clubs asks for only a $20 mem-
bership fee per child, actual
annual expenses run approxi-
mately $1,000 per child. Funds
raised from the party will help
offset some of these costs for
much needed after-school and
summer programming.


Submitted to INI
From left to right, Tom Burns, Donia Adams Roberts, Juan
Cocuy, Ben Boynton, Joanna Boynton and Laura Boynton
King were all in attendance at a special fundraiser that col-
lected toys and funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of America in
Wellington and Belle Glade.


Florida among



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GAINSVILLE For the
third consecutive year, Florida
Farm Bureau Federation has
earned Awards for Excellence
in the five program areas eval-
uated by the American Farm
Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Florida will be among the 35
state Farm Bureaus that will be
recognized on Jan. 9, at the
awards and entertainment
session of the 87th annual
convention of the AFBF in
Nashville, Tenn.
"It is gratifying to have our
organization recognized for
the third year for outstanding
performance in every pro-
gram area," said Carl B. Loop,
Jr., president of the Florida


Farm Bureau. "I believe it indi-
cates our progress toward
achieving our organizational
vision:
"'Florida Farm Bureau will
be the most effective, influen-
tial and respected Farm
Bureau in the nation and will
be recognized as Florida's
Voice of Agriculture.'"
The State Awards Program
examines state Farm Bureaus'
performance in the following
program areas:
Agricultural Education and
Promotion
Leadership Development
Member Services
Policy Implementation
Public Relations


Denise Valz appointed chief executive officer for Girl Scouts


New CEO brings over
17 years experience
in girl scouting
Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc. (GSPGC) has
named Denise Valz as chief exec-
utive officer. Ms. Valz will over-
see the operations for the coun-
cil, which serves six counties
including Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Glades,
Indiantown and Hendry.


Prior to
joining
GSPGC, Inc.,
Ms. Valz
served in vari- -
ous manage-
ment positions '*
for Girl Scouts
of Virginia Sky-
line Council
for more than Denise
17 years, most Valz
recently as
their chief operating officer. She
remains active in the Association


of Girl Scout Executive Staff, a
national organization for Girl
Scout professionals, and recently
represented GSPGC, along with
30 other girls and adults, at the
50th Girl Scout National Council
Session in Atlanta, GA. in Octo-
ber.
"This is a very exciting time to
be involved in Girl Scouting,"
said Ms. Valz. "The Girl Scout
Movement continues to evolve
and grow to promote the per-
sonal growth and leadership


development for girls and young
women. I strongly believe in this
organization and am honored to
be the CEO of such a historic
council."
Before becoming a Girl Scout
executive, Ms. Valz served as an
eligibility specialist for the
Staunton Department of Social
Services, Support Enforcement
Investigator and as Financial Ser-
vices Specialist at the regional
level for the Virginia Department
of Social Services. While


Boy Scout Troop 619 finishes their hiking badge


On Saturday, Dec. 10, troop
members started out on their final
hike required for their hiking
merit badge. They started work-
ing on the badge back in May with
a hike around the city. To com-
plete the badge, the boys have
completed five, 10-mile hikes and
one 20 miler.
The troop went to the Kissim-
mee Prairie Preserve State Park
located 25 miles northwest of
Okeechobee via U.S. 441 and
County Road 724. The park has
110 miles of dirt roads allowing
hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians
to explore prairies, wetlands, and
shady hammocks. .
Troop 619 did their last 20
miles at the park walking a third
of the hike in ankle to knee-deep
water, and another third through
muddy bogs. Twenty miles is not
an easy hike to. complete in one
day on dry land add in mud
holes and swamp and the troop
completed a fine accomplish-
ment.
In addition to hiking, the boys
enjoyed meals cooked over a


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campfire, camping out, and see-
ing otters, white tail deer, and a
gopher turtle.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is
one of the few places left where
there are no power poles, roads,
or cellular towers. The only thing
that might disturb your pristine
visit to the park is an occasional
plane high in the sky.


employed at Girl Scouts of Vir-
ginia Skyline Council, Ms. Valz
was a member of the Roanoke
Chapter of the Executive Women
International, the Association of
Fund Raising Professionals, and


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Bachelor of Science Degree in
Public Health, with a minor in
Social Work from James Madi-
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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.


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

BELLE GLADE Kim Daugh-
try, community relations repre-
sentative, for Hospice of Palm
Beach County (HPBC) was the
guest speaker at the Nov. 8 Belle .
Glade Rotary Club luncheon
held at St. John's Episcopal :
Church. Other Hospice staff, -
Donna Cuba, business develop-
ment representative; Glausia
Smith, social worker; Margaret
Smart, chaplain; and Carol Gon-
stead, public relations coordina-
tor, joined her in addressing the 1
members. They spoke about the
many programs and services
HPBC offers to anyone in Palm '"
Beach County who needs or
desires hospice medical or
bereavement services. HPBC
recently opened a Belle Glade - -- --
office located at 327 SE Second Submitted photo
Street. For more information call Left to right: Margaret Smart, Tim Kirchman, President of Belle Glade Rotary Club, Dona
(561) 992-7949. Cuba, Glausia Smith and Kim Daughtry.


Bank of America


neighborhood


Communities in schools of
Palm Beach County, Inc. is proud
to announce that five of its stu-
dents were chosen to receive the
Bank of America Neighborhood
Excellence Awards. The students
will participate in an eight-week
paid internship with a non-profit
agency. Each will be assigned a
mentor from Bank of America
who will provide them guidance
and support over the course of
the program.
Bank of America Neighbor-
hood
Excellence Awards
Please join us in congratulat-
ing the following Neighborhood
Excellence Recipients
Neighborhood Builders


Center for Creative Education
Palm Beach Literacy Coali-
tion
Local Heroes
Wayne Barton
Richard Busto
Vince Canning
Frances Carter.
Bro. Bob Felder
Student Leaders
Anthony Atwell Pahokee
High
April Harrison Pahokee
High
Courtney Langley Educa-
tional Resource Center
Anthony Picarelli Educa-
tional Resource Center
Amanda Valletto Educa-
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Special to INI/Eva Mae Williams
My family gathered together in front of the McCarthy house where Zibe and I first lived in Okee-
chobee: Papa (Walter) and Mama (Nellie) sitting in front. Left to right, behind them are me, Eva
Mae, my husband Zibe, my brothers Maxie, his wife Gladys and Meryl (Maxie and Meryl were
twins), my sister Ruth and her husband and my brother Emory and his wife Eula.


My sister, Ruth Brette with
my doll. She was so excited
'cause I never let anybody
play with my doll, but she got
to hold it.


South Florida history recalled locally


This account is from the
Williams family history, which Mrs.
Eva Mae Williams has generously
offered to share with our readers.
We appreciate being allowed to be
included and value the confidence.
There are many small details of
everydaylife in these stories.
Account edited by MaryAnn
Morris
When we moved from Brighton
to Okeechobee we lived in the
McCarthy house first there in back
of the old Southland Hotel and the
McCranies lived across from us.
Then we moved to a house on 441.
There was a doctor and his wife
who stayed with us a lot. His office
was upstairs of Hiram Raulerson's
store. They lived up there too,
before they moved to Sarasota.
Bula and Tom Pitts ran the South-
land Hotel then, remember, the


post office was in the hotel then.
I learned to drive when we still
lived in Crewsville. Granny was
drivig- one day ar-,l -i in te ricar
with her and pregnant when she
had a wreck. Zibe wouldn't let me
ride with her anymore so I had to
learn how to drive. He taught me.
That made me pretty independent.
We drove lots of places. I often took
the kids up to the mountains in
North Carolina.
One time I drove all the way up
to Massachusetts, me and the kids
and Granny to visit some friends
from Brighton who had moved up
there. We drove right through New
York City and Washington D.C. with
four kids and no air conditioning.
Living in Okeechobee during
World War II wasn't very pleasant
for anybody. So much was rationed
because of the war effort: No


shoes, coffee or sugar. You had to
have ration stamps to get all those
things. You.went to the courthouse
to get them. Rhea Hunt finally got a
sewing pattern so we could make
underwear. A lot of things you
made with flowered feed sacks.
Zibe was on the draft board
then for several years. There was a
Civil Defense tower up over the
Markham Building and people
took turns staying up there watch-
ing for Japanese planes. They were
afraid that they would bomb Flori-
da. It was pretty bad then. The bad
Depression was before I got mar-
ried.
Mama and Papa and us kids
lived in Miami then. Papa was
preaching and people would bring
us groceries and stuff. It was worse
for a lot of people.
But there were good times, too.


When turkey season came we
packed up and headed for the cab-
bage woods up on 101 Ranch. We
cooked on an old wood burning
stove that sat under the shed. For
the kids, waking up on cool damp
mornings and climbing out from
under our mosquito netting to the
smell of biscuits or hoecakes was
sure nice. We'd load up the hunting
jeep early in the morning, before
daylight and head for the palmetto
blinds.
Whether they were lucky or not,
there were always good stories to
tell. It could be real scary in the
dark, knowing rattlesnakes hid in
the palmettos. They'd often cut a
cabbage palm on the way back.
Then there would be fried turkey
(maybe) and swamp cabbage for
dinner that night. It sure was a good
time.


WEST PALM BEACH In
response to the continuing hur-
ricane relief efforts provided by
the American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter,
employees of PBS&J, an
employee-owned firm that pro-
vides infrastructure planning,
engineering, construction man-
agement, and program manage-
ment services, took on a chal-
lenge that raised $45,000.
Mayor of South Bay and
PBS&J Senior Vice President
Clarence Anthony will be pre-
sented the check to Red Cross
Executive Director Dean Dimke
for the South Florida Red Cross
Wilma Relief Fund on Wednes-
day, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., at the
American Red Cross Greater
Palm Beach County Chapter
Office located at 825 Fern Street
in West Palm Beach.
"PBS&J feels that it is essen-
tial to give back to the communi-
ties in which we live and work,"
said Anthony. "Through our
donations, given from the heart,
we are able to work together
with the Red Cross to positively
affect our neighbors' lives."
"It is a strong desire of our
employees and the corporation
to give to the relief and recovery
of those who were less fortunate
during this year's storms," said
PBS&J CEO John Zumwalt.
The money came from a
challenge put forth by the PBS&J
board to its employees where
the company matched each
contribution dollar-to-dollar.
The Red Cross will divide the
$45,000 equally among Palm
Beach, Broward, and Dade
County chapters.
"We cannot say thanks
enough for the generosity
shown by PBS&J and its employ-
ees," said Dean Dimke, execu-
tive director of the Palm Beach


Chapter. "All of these donations
will help the Red Cross provide
much-needed services in the
aftermath of this season's hurri-
canes."


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The American Red Cross kicks off its 12 days of Christmas


WEST PALM BEACH To help
people purchase stocking stuffers
and holiday gifts designed to
make homes as safe as possible,
the American Red Cross has put
together 12 gift ideas for the famil-
iar Twelve Days Of Christmas.
On the First Day of Christmas.
The American Red Cross recom-
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SMOKE ALARM to ensure the
safety of your loved ones. During
the months of December, January
and February, the majority of
emergency responses by the Red
Cross are fires. The ignition of
Christmas trees causes an average


of 600 fires a year.
Red Cross volunteers and paid
staff help victims of fires find tem-
porary shelter, provide them with
vouchers for food and clothing as
well as provide other needed
assistance.
"Many people don't know that
our volunteers and paid staff
respond to an average of one
home fire every 48 hours," said
Dean Dimke, executive director of
the American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter. "The
holiday season and winter months
tend to be the busiest time of year
for fires so we encourage individu-


als setting up Christmas trees to
consider some safety tips and
make sure smoke alarms are
properly installed with fully
charged batteries."
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Smoke alarms should be
installed on every level of a home:
Outside bedrooms, on the ceiling
or high on the wall, at the top of
open stairways or at the bottom of
enclosed stairs and near (but not
in) the kitchen. It is important to
check your smoke alarms every
month and replace their batteries
when Day Light Savings Time


begins in the spring and ends in
the fall.
Holiday safety tips
The American Red Cross cau-
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ing the holidays when it comes to
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and homes and cooking holiday
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Decorate Christmas trees only
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Unplug Christmas tree lights
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Do not decorate metal trees
with lights.
Do not decorate trees with
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Keep candles away from dec-
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material.
Place trees away from heat
sources and exits.
*Water live trees daily.
If you have a chimney, make
sure chimneys are inspected before
the holidays and cleaned if neces-
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Keep space heaters at least
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clothing, furniture, drapes and any-


thing else combustible.
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are not available to monitor the
equipment.
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Granddaughter of judge grew up in LaBelle: Tells her story


By Lynda Rider
As told to MaryAnn Morris
LABELLE Herbert A. Rider
was the first judge here in Hendry
County in 1923. When he first
came here from Georgia, he rented
a room until he found a house,
then he went back up and brought
the family down to live. It was so
desolate back then Mama Rider
thought she had come to the end
of the world. The house they lived
in and his law office is the museum
now. It's not quite a "dog run
house".
Granddaddy lost,the next elec-
tion, so he went back to being an
attorney.
Citrus, cattle and farming have
always been big.business. Lumber,.
too, was big business in the early


days, particularly in this area with
all the big oak, pine and cypress
trees. Now, some of those sawmills
were portable. When they'd
logged out one area, they'd just
pack up the mill equipment and
move on to the next.
Mrs. Sears of Sears and Roe-
buck brought her big sawmill
down from the panhandle to an
area about 10 or 12 miles south of
LaBelle after the 1926 hurricane.
Everything had to be rebuilt then
and again after the 1928 storm.
The railroad had come down
and built a depot and "railroad
houses" they rented to the work-
ers. The sawmill had its own com-
missary, managed by G. R. Hatch
with room for his family to live in
the back of the building. The work-
ers could buy their food, tobacco


and such at the commissary.
Instead of money they used little
wooden tokens they called "bab-
bit" to pay for what they needed.
Much of the lumber from Mrs.
Sears' mill was used to build pre-
fabricated houses people knew
them as "Sears Roebuck houses".
They said the Florida yellow pine
and cypress was so hard they had
to keep sharpening the blades of
the saws and replace them fre-
quently., Those houses were sold
all over the country. The communi-
ty at Sears had a post office, located
inside the commissary, a gas sta-
tion and brick school for grades
one through six. It really was a
"regular" community.
When the Sears mill closed,
several of those houses and build-
ings were moved up here to


LaBelle. I'm told that the two-story
white building across the street
from the post office was moved
from the area of Sears mill, as was
my parents' home, the Dennis
Small's. Sears wasn't the only
sawmill Brown Tiger Ridgdill
had a sawmill and Arbuthnot had a
big one that had its own commis-
sary store, where Carts Plaza is
now on S.R. 29, and Brown's mill
was east of town, down City Ditch
Road.
I remember when I would stay
with my Grandmother Rudd, we
would walk along a little pathway
that wound in around the big piles
of sawdust at Arbuthnot's mill
when we walked into town.
Edgar Everett Goodno, my fos-
ter grandfather came from Kansas
to Fort Myers in 1894 to take care of


his ailing mother. He said he was
going to see that she lived to be 100
years old and she did. He started
out selling cold drinks and sand-
wiches to boaters on the river at
Fort Myers and saving every nickel
he could. He came up the river to
Fort Thompson (near Port
LaBelle), which was "so pretty it
took your breath away." He said,
"One day I'm going, to own some
of this!" And he did.
He bought land from Captain
Hendry and eventually platted out
what is now LaBelle. This was
property owned by Captain
Hendry, for whom Hendry County
is named.
The property included his large,
two-story home, which he remod-
eled into a hotel.
He had goats and horses and


stables and a garden too where he
raised produce for the hotel
patrons to enjoy good, home-
cooked meals. Eventually he built
an ice plant and a light plant there,
which also serviced the LaBelle
area.
Then Hamilton Disston came
with his machinery and opened up
the whole river through to Lake
Okeechobee. Before Disston, they
say, there was a rapids or a water-
fall six- or seven-feet high on the
river.
My father's family came from
southeast Georgia around 1925-26.
Back then, in and around LaBelle,
we used to have what were called
artesian wells. It was sulfur water
and it was ice cold. The well water
had a not-so-good odor, but that
dissipated after "setting a spell".


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* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home
in Muse sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home
features an addition with it's own entrance and
much more. The property has a pond with an
island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2
barns and more.


$275,000.
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the master suite featuring his and her closets,
his and her sinks, walk-in shower plus separate
tub w/shower Relax and sip your iced tea out
on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing breeze.
$229,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
home is being currently used as a rental. Future
zoning mi.4 nW HllIetWas as a
rental. Convert home into an office for future
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* 4BR/2B manufactured home on 2.29+/-
acres, fenced wiA0 01,irus trees. The
home features separate lihfg& family rooms,
upgraded appliances and much more.
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* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/-
acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country liv-
ing year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under
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* $93,500 Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured
home glgg Regilt flg a split
floor plan, garden tub in master bathroom and
a storage shed.
* $82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
The mobile home is partially furnished. The lot
is surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently
Auto Salvage yard"
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres
adjoining Badcock property in Muse. Paved
road access.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of


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* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially
cleared and ready for your dream home. This
property has a well, septic, electric and an older
mobile home for rental income. Priced at only
$40,000 per acre.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
ment dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hioy 27
frontage Next to water plant. Property was cleared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $750,000.
BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Already has a well and electric on the property.
Enjoy country living only minutes from town.
Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover, Priced
at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private and seclud-
ed 2+/- acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 125+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER
1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.


trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.


trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/-
acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard.,
Organized with clean bill of health.
S$800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possi-
bilities! Come check it out before someone else
does!
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on
busy SR 80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical set-
ting in Moore Haven. Property features all sorts
of exotic fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and
1930's home are located on the property,.
Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond
and shed.
* $165,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled
lot on a cul-de-sac street. One of only a few lots
left in this quiet neighborhood.
* $145,000 4.70+/- acres. The perfect place
for your dream ranch. The property is secluded,
yet close to town.
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura.
There is a single wide mobile home included
with the property. The mobile home is to be
sold "as is."
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* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots avail-
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Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call for more infor-
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come true. Only $84,900.
* .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.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your
family to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900
each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 wAarge oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9, $49,900 each.
* Unit 8 lot in Port LaBelle $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
Outside LaBelle limits but only minutes from
town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
acreage dose 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 com-
mercial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home
for rental income could multiply your invest-
mentd Grab this site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon-
ing to Business. $119,900.


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Community foundation hurricane relief fundraisers


The Community Foundation
Hurricane Relief Fund raised
more than $192,000 after Wilma
hit Southve-st Florida Oct. 24.
Dollars raised though the
fund were distributed to non-
profit agencies throughout Lee,
Hendry and Glades Counties
with the assistance of the United
Way of Lee County
"There were no administra-
tive or advertising dollars taken
from the funds raised 100 per-
cent of the dollars donated to
this effort were given to the non-


Florida's strong job growth
continues as the state added
255,100 jobs over the year in
November, growing at 3.4 per-
cent, more than twice the nation-
al rate. The national rate of
growth was 1.5 percent for the
same period. Based on the latest
available data, Florida leads the
nation in the number of new jobs
created and has the lowest unem-
ployment rate of the 10 most pop-
ulous states.
The state's seasonally adjusted
November 2005 unemployment
rate was 3.6 percent, relatively
unchanged from the revised rate
of 3.5 percent in October and
down by 1.1 percentage points
from 4.7 percent year ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for Novem-
ber 2005 of 3.6 percent was 1.4
percentage points lower than the
national rate of 5.0 percent and
relatively unchanged from the
previous month.
Florida continues to see the
rate of job growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on data


profit agencies directly providing
support to those affected by the
storm," said Chris Gair, chair-
man of the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation's Board
of Trustees.
This community-wide effort
to provide hurricane relief to
Southwest Florida was support-
ed by Southwest Florida Com-
munity Foundation, The News-
Press, Waterman Broadcasting,
Community Foundation of Col-
lier County, United Way of Lee
County, Collier County United


from October 2005, the latest
month for which comparable
data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
growth among the 10 most popu-
lous states.
Solid growth continued in
manufacturing, which gained
5,500 jobs (+1.4 percent) over
the year. Durable goods manufac-
turing gained 4,900 jobs, mainly
in transportation equipment
manufacturing (+3,300 jobs,
+7.9 percent). Durable Goods
employment, which makes up
about two-thirds of the manufac-
turing industry, has seen gains for
the past year and a half.
The Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-
Miami Beach MSA led the state in
employment growth (+59,300
jobs, +2.5 percent), followed by
the Orlando and Tampa-St.
Petersburg-Clearwater MSAs with
over-the-year job growth in
November 2005 of +41,000 jobs
and +31,400 jobs, respectively.


Way, Naples Daily News, FOX TV,
WINK-TV, Meridian Broadcast-
ing, Renda Broadcasting,
AmSouth, Bank of the Islands,
Busey Bank, Colonial Bank, Edi-
son National Bank, Florida Gulf
Bank, Ironstone Bank, Key
Bank/McDonald Investments,
Northern Trust, Old Florida
Bank, SunTrust, and Wachovia
"Unfortunately, we are
becoming more and more effi-
cient at setting up and distribut-
ing hurricane relief," said Paul
Flynn, president and CEO of the
Southwest Florida Community
Foundation. "Because we have
set up the lines of communica-
tions and the systems to quickly
-get the funds where they can do
the most good, we have decided
to keep the fund in place so that
should we need it again, it's
there."
Community Foundation Hur-
ricane Relief Funds Distribution
to agencies for hurricane vic-


tims:
Agape Home for help with
recovering cost associated with
programs related to client work
projects.
Alzheimer's Resource Center
for help with caregivers for
respite and minor repairs.
Amigos Center for help with
recovery outreach in Bonita tar-
geted at the migrant camps.
Catholic Charities for help
with recovery effort in Lee coun-
ty primarily targeted in Bonita
Springs.
Children Advocacy Center for
the rental costs to continue an
after-school program while Pine
Manor House roof is fixed.
Child Care of Southwest Flori-
da for additional subsidies for
workers who have to do shift
work caused by storm damage
to buildings.
Children Home Society for
outreach to vulnerable families
with small children in southern


Hendry and Immokalee.
COFFO (Coalition of Farm
Workers) designation from
donor.
Community Cooperative Min-
istries to replace depleted pantry
used for local emergency assis-
tance.
Good Wheels for costs asso-
ciated with additional efforts in
emergency phase.
Goodwill (all four counties)
to pay for trucks used to deliver
relief supplies to Clewiston and
Immokalee
Harry Chapin Food Bank (all
4 counties) for costs to get food
to hurricane victims.
Healthy Start Coalition
(Hendry/Glades) for outreach to
vulnerable families with small
children for both immediate and
long-term needs.
Hendry Glades Mental Health
for outreach into the migrant
camps in Hendry and Glades
Counties as well as support for


Project Hope as they work with
hurricane victims in Hendry,
Glades and Lee counties.
Lehigh Community Services
for prescriptions, food and other
assistance.
Meals on Wheels to replace
MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) used
for hurricane relief.
Red Cross for help with hous-
ing for victims who lost their
homes.
Salvation Army/Bonita for
help with recover outreach in
Bonita targeted at Rosemary
Park, Pueblo Bonita and other
areas of great need.
Salvation Army/Clewiston for
help with recovery outreach in
Clewiston.
United Way 211 Direct Assis-
tance to assist families in Lee
with financial need.
United Way 211
Hendry/Glades to assist families
in Hendry and Glades Counties
with financial need.


Attorney general sues bogus spammer touter


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that his office has filed a lawsuit
against an Indian River County
man for allegedly running a
bogus e-mail operation.
The complaint alleges that Rik
Rodriguez, 47, is responsible for
sending thousands of illegal e-
mails that linked recipients to
Web sites selling a device called
Fuel Saver Pro that falsely claimed
to increase automobile gas
mileage and decrease harmful
pollutants and emissions.
The attorney general's lawsuit
joins Federal Trade Commission
efforts against "button pushers"
- paid spammers who inundate
e-mail in-boxes for commissions


on product sales. In October
2004, the FTC sued the Nevada-
based company that manufac-
tured and marketed the bogus
fuel-saving device, as well as
those who acted as resellers of
the product online.
Through the litigation, spam-
mers who steered consumers to
the Web sites selling the bogus
products including Rodriguez
-were identified.
"Spam is a pervasive and
growing threat to unsuspecting
computer users everywhere,"
said Crist. "While spam is annoy-
ing, it is even worse when used to
encourage recipients to spend
their hard-earned money on
bogus products."


Rodriguez, of Sebastian,
allegedly sent or assisted the
sending of more than 1,100 illegal
e-mails to over 2,500 recipients.
Many messages used false infor-
mation to disguise the origin of
the e-mail, while others wrongful-
ly concealed the sender's address
by instead substituting innocent
persons' names or invalid e-mail
addresses. Rodriguez allegedly
used several different computers
to avoid detection, and in one
instance used over 100 different
computer addresses in a single
day.
The spam e-mails were cap-
tured by Microsoft through its
MSN Hotmail trap accounts and
were referred to the Attorney Gen-


eral's Office to assist the investiga-
tion. Crist noted that Microsoft's
commitment to spam enforce-
ment is an outstanding example
of a helpful corporate citizen.
The e-mails that are the sub-
ject of this action were sent before
Florida's Anti- Spam law was
enacted, so the lawsuit against
Rodriguez alleges violations of the
Florida Deceptive and Unfair
Trade Practices Act.
In addition, the e-mails are
said to have violated the Federal
CAN-SPAM law..Rodriguez faces
penalties of up to $10,000 per vio-
lation of Florida law. The lawsuit
will be litigated by the Attorney
General's Economic Crimes Divi-
sion.


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Application deadline for disaster assistance extended


ORLANDO The deadline
for Florida residents affected by
Hurricane Wilma to apply for
federal/state disaster assistance
has been extended to Thursday,
Jan. 5, say officials from the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) and
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT).
Those who suffered losses
from the hurricane have a variety
of assistance programs available
to them as they seek to recover
in the storm's aftermath. Individ-
ual Assistance can include grants
to help pay for temporary hous-
ing, home repairs and other dis-
aster-related expenses not cov-
ered by insurance or other aid
programs. Low-interest disaster
loans from the U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration (SBA) are
also available to cover residen-
tial and business losses not fully
compensated by insurance.
Grants do not have to be repaid,
but loans from the SBA must be
repaid.
To be considered for such aid,
individuals must have sustained
losses or damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma and reside in a
county that has been designated
eligible for Individual Assistance
programs. The following coun-
ties have been designated: Bre-
vard, Broward, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie.
The first step in applying for
aid is to register with FEMA.
There are two ways to register:
Log on to www.fema.gov, or call
(800) 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY
(800) 462-7585 for those with
speech or hearing impairments.
Both lines are available 24/7.
Residents are urged to register
for assistance only once --regis-
tering multiple times may cause
delays in the assistance process.
After applying, to ask questions
about the status of an applica-
tion or assistance received, dis-
aster victims should call the
Helpline at the same numbers or
visit local Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters, the locations of which can
also be found by calling the
Helpline.
Summary of
disaster assistance
Rental assistance
Rental assistance grants are
provided, to homeowners and
renters to temporarily rent
another place while repairs are


made to their home or while
they are looking for another
place to live. Applicants' dam-
aged homes must be inspected
to determine if they are eligible
for rental assistance grants.
Rental assistance grants may be
used to pay for renting an apart-
ment or house, or for other
accommodations.
Repair grants
Underinsured disaster victims
may be eligible for grants to
cover labor and material costs
for home repairs to make the
home safe to live in. Typical
types of repairs covered include:
roof, electrical system, windows
and doors. Repair grants may
not exceed $5,400. FEMA assis-
tance covers minimal repairs
and will not normally cover all
storm-related damages. Low-
interest disaster loans from the
U.S. Small Business Administra-
tion (SBA) are the source of
funding for repairs to restore vic-
tims' houses to pre-disaster con-
dition. If an SBA loan application
is included in the information an
applicant receives from FEMA, it
should be returned even if you
do not want a loan. Not return-
ing the SBA application may
keep you from being referred to
other forms of assistance.
SBA loans
SBA loans are the primary
source of long-term recovery
assistance. The SBA provides
low-interest disaster loans to
qualified individuals, including
homeowners, renters and land-
lords, as well as non-profit
organizations and businesses of
any size that suffered losses due
to the disaster.
Homeowners and renters can
receive loans to replace personal
property such as furniture and
clothing; homeowners can
receive loans to repair/replace
damage to their primary resi-
dence; businesses and non-prof-
it organizations can receive
loans to repair damage to real
estate, machinery, equipment
and inventory. Interest rates are
as low as 2.687 percent for
homeowners and renters and
4.000 percent for businesses,
with terms up to 30 years. Actual
loan amounts and terms are
determined by the SBA and
based on each applicant's finan-
cial situation. .
Direct housing
It is always FEMA's first priori-
ty to find temporary housing
within the community, whether


it is an apartment, home, or con-
dominium. In areas where no
housing is available to rent, alter-
nate forms of housing, such as
travel trailers or mobile homes,
may be provided. Occupants of
FEMA-provided travel trailers
and mobile homes do not pay
rent, but are responsible for utili-
ties, such as electricity, phone
service and cable TV. Occupants
are also responsible for water
and sewer payments.
Before anyone can move into
a travel trailer or mobile home,
any intended site must be
inspected and declared suitable
by local officials responsible for
enforcing local ordinances.
Occupancy permits must be
obtained and local zoning and
building codes must be fol-
lowed. Standards for acceptable
water, sewer and electrical
hook-ups must be followed.
FEMA will work hand-in-hand
with Hurricane Wilma victims to
help them progress toward a
permanent housing solution.
FEMA housing advisors will
interview and visit applicants liv-
ing in mobile homes or travel
trailers and assist them as they
develop a permanent housing
plan.
Other needs
assistance grants
These grants help homeown-
ers and renters with serious
needs and necessary expenses
caused by the disaster. Residents
should save receipts for expens-
es they think may be eligible and
show them to the inspector
when he or she visits to assess
damage. Grants may help reim-
burse citizens for:
Disaster-related medical
and dental costs
Household items and cloth-
ing
School supplies and tools
required for the applicant's job
Items used by the applicant
to make a damaged home habit-
able
Disaster
recovery centers
Throughout the area affected
by Hurricane Wilma, Disaster
Recover Centers (DRCs) serve
the surrounding communities as
points of access to information
about available aid. To date, Dis-
aster Reco'er Centers have
served more than 1:I 000
Wilmavictims.
DRCs provide a single loca-
tion where people can talk face-
to-face with disaster recovery


specialists. No cash, checks,
debit cards or vouchers are dis-
tributed at DRCs. At the DRCs,
FEMA specialists can help resi-
dents begin the aid process by
registering them for disaster
assistance and can also check
the status of applications that
have previously been submitted.
Visitors also can receive help fill-
ing out disaster loan applications
from the U.S. Small Business
Administration.
To find the nearest DRC,
Wilma victims can call FEMA's
toll-free number, (800) 621-
FEMA (3362), or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for those with speech or
hearing impairments.
DHRonline
Individuals can search Disas-
ter Housing Resources,
www.DHRonline.org, to find
rental properties by price, loca-
tion and other details such as
number of bedrooms and bath-
rooms. The site also contains
useful information about assis-
.tance programs offered by FEMA
and other government organiza-
tions. Property owners can list
available rental units on the site
for free. More than 260,000
housing units are currently listed
on DHRonline.
DCNonline
The Disaster Contractors Net-
work, www.DCNonline.org,
connects contractors and ven-
dors offering services in the
aftermath of. Hurricane Wilma
with homeowners and business
owners seeking repairs. The
core of the DCN site is the Virtual
Emergency Operations Center
(VEOC). From there, homeown-
ers, business owners and con-
tractors can list items and
resources they need to help
recover from the storm. They
can check to make sure a partic-
ular contractor's license is valid
and current. They can also
search for contractors by spe-
cialty, including architects, engi-
neers and general contractors.
DCN is a public/private partner-
ship created to help contractors
offer services and to help mem-
bers of the public find necessary
services following a disaster.
Crisis counseling
One fundamental resource
for coping with the emotional
'effects of Wilma's aftermath is
Project HOPE. Funded by a
FEMA grant which is adminis-
tered through Florida's Depart-
ment of Children and Families,
Project HOPE is offering coun-


selling and mental-health refer-
rals to Floridians affected by the
devastation brought by Hurri-
cane Wilma.
The project HOPE crisis coun-
seling hotline is (866) 518-1825.
It is operational 24 hours per
day, seven days per week. The
service is available for residents
of the following Florida counties
designated for Individual Assis-
tance Programs in Wilma's
wake: Broward, Collier, Indian
River, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie.
The .hotline number serves as
a central point of access where
callers can identify themselves
as needing support and assis-
tance in coping with the impact
of the hurricane. Trained coun-
selors answer hotline calls. They,
in turn, can provide information
and referral services for relief
agencies and crisis counseling in
the area where the caller resides.
In many cases, teams of trained
Project HOPE staff will then visit
the caller to personally provide
outreach, information, referrals
and direct crisis counseling.
Disaster legal
services
Volunteer lawyers from
across the state of Florida are
available to provide free legal
assistance to citizens affected by
Hurricane Wilma. To be eligible
for the assistance, individuals
must not have a lawyer or the
resources to hire a lawyer, must
live in one of the 13 counties des-
ignated for Individual Assistance
programs and must need legal
assistance as a direct result of
Hurricane Wilma.
For example, the volunteer
attorneys can handle questions
regarding insurance claims,
landlord/tenant issues, general
consumer issues, and replace-
ment of wills and other impor-.
tant documents destroyed or
lost. Persons in need of such
legal help are urged to contact
the Disaster Legal Assistance
toll-free hotline, (866) 550-2929,
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
The legal assistance program
is implemented by the American
Bar Association's Young Lawyers
Division under agreement with
the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency. The Young.
Lawyers Division of The Florida
Bar is coordinating these efforts
in Florida. Disaster legal services
are intended for people who do
not have a lawyer or cannot


afford one.
IRS tax relief
The U.S. Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) will permit those
with casualty losses suffered as a
result of Hurricane Wilma to
claim this year's losses on last
year's tax return. Residents who
have filed 2004 returns may still
claim the loss on last year's
return by filing an amended
return (form 1040X for individu-
als, form 1120X for corpora-
tions). Individual taxpayers have
until the due date of this year's
return April 17, 2006 to elect to
file an amended return. For cal-
endar-year corporations, the
deadline for the election is
March 15, 2006. Taxpayers may
also claim the losses that result-
ed from Hurricane Wilma on
their returns for 2005.
In addition, the IRS has post-
poned deadlines for any tax
return or tax payment with an
original or extended due date
falling on or after Oct. 23, 2005.
This extension includes individ-
ual income tax returns, corpora-
tion and S-corporation income
tax returns, partnership tax
returns, estate and trust income
tax returns, estate and gift tax
returns, exempt organization
returns, employment tax
returns, and certain excise tax
returns. It also includes pay-
ments such as estimated tax pay-
ments with an original or
extended due date falling on or
after Oct. 23, 2005. Deadlines for
affected taxpayers to file returns,
pay taxes and perform other
time-sensitive acts have been
postponed to Feb. 28, 2006.
Affected taxpayers will need to
identify themselves to the IRS as
hurricane victims by writing
"Hurricane Wilma" in red ink at
the top of their iax forms or any
other documents filed with the
IRS.
Twenty Florida counties
affected by Hurricane Wilma are
included in these programs: Bre-
vard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier,
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands, Indian River, Lee,
Martin, Miami-Dade,. Monroe,
Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm
Beach, Polk, St. Lucie and Sara-
sota.
Taxpayers who need to con-
tact the IRS regarding losses suf-
fered as a result of Hurricane
Wilma or who have other
Wilma-related tax questions can
also call the special IRS disaster
hotline at (866) 562-5227. More
detailed information is also avail-
able online at www.IRS.gov.


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ral repairs to wood and/or concrete structures,
mechanical aptitude and the ability to work from
both written and/or verbal instructions. Must be a
safety-conscious worker.
HOUSEKEEPER II
Needed full-time to provide housekeeping services
including the cleaning of all offices, bedrooms and
bathrooms; sweep and mop floors as necessary,
perform other related duties as required. ,
Excellent Benefits and Working Conditions
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Glades Services
408 S.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Belle Glade, Florida 33430


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FOOD SERVICE
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Big Cypress Reservation


Excellent Communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience.
Exp. as a fast order cook preferred.
Positive customer service attitude.
High School Dip. or GED. Flexible
working hours. Salary: $9 per hour
based on experience + fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954)967-3477

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

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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

BUS DRIVER (Part Time)
Glades Kids "out-of-school childcare program"
has immediate need for a Bus Driver in Belle,
Glade. Bus Driver will transport children ages
5-12 about 4 hours/day and also for occasional
field trips. CDL Class 'B" license with excellent
driving record required. Fax resumes to:
Sr. Laura Cavanaugh
561-993-0061
or call 561-993-0066
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 16, 2005
PART-TIME LEACHATE PLANT OPERATOR
SALARY RANGE: $8.00- $11.00 per hour based upon
experience, qualifications and ability
MAJOR DUTIES: This is a part-time position. The successful
applicant will operate the Leachate Plant and assist as neces-
sary in other duties required to operate the County Landfill.
Work will include all days of the week, every week. Work is to
be done as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be able
to read, speak and write English. Applicant must be familiar
with and capable of operating various types of heavy machin-
ery. Applicant must be computer literate and be able to run
simple computer programs. Glades County will train success-
ful applicant in proper landfill operations. Work will entail
equipment maintenance, site clean up, heavy lifting up to 75
Ibs. and possibly working in inclement weather.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: As required but parttime.
CLOSING DATE:January 3, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Driver's License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
Glades County Courthouse
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


HCAP Health Care Navigator
Grant Position
Glades Area
Position #163-2125

Interviews clients of Western Palm Beach County
and assists them in navigating the eligibility pro-
cess of appropriate healthcare and social services.
Participates in outreach activities. Associate's de-
gree with course work emphasis in social work,
human services or related; supplemented by three
years previous exp. or training that provides excel-
lent knowledge of eligibility criteria for alternative
government supported health care programs and
benefits and the ability to perform interviews; or an
equivalent combination of education; training, and
exp. Requires moderate computer skills and pos-
sess a current Florida Drivers License. Bi-lingual is
strongly preferred. All resumes/applications must
be received by 5PM 12/30/05. Submit to
HCDPBC, 324 Datura St. #401, WPB, FL 33401,
fax (561)671-4670 or e-mail to:
Em ployment@hcdpbc.org. DFWP, E.O.E. Vet.
Pref.

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OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

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LPN I or II (FT.PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. 'Villing to work flexible schedule.:
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Immediate restaurant management
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Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical'and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


Glades County
Clerk of the Circuit'Court
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
TRAFFIC CLERK I
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $9.23 -$13.85 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Healthcare, State Retirement,
annual leave, sick leave, holidays and educational in-
centives.
MAJOR DUTIES: Answer phones, handle public inquiry
ies and process traffic citations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must
have good typing skills with special emphasis on office
organization and file management. Applicant must be
capable of operating customary office machines and be
knowledgeable in Microsoft Works, Word and Excel,
Applicant must present a neat and well-mannered ap-
pearance and possess good communication skills. Ap-
plicant must be able to handle difficult situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or
Equivalent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Applica-
ion and valid Florida Driver's License
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Clerk of Circuit Court
500 Avenue J, Suite 102
Post Office Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6010
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600 US Highway 27 South
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NEW SELF STORAGE i 05 m n t 06 NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
46 units 7x15,8x15,10x15, BATHROOM VANITY- New EASY GO Good cond. good weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
10x30 12x30, 15x25. Full 30", Oak, with sink and fau- battery & charger. $799. w/seat pad was $575 now
electric, secure on Commereio cet, $100 (863)675-1634 (863)697-1350 or $300 (863)357-8788
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston MTA R FN SAVE (863)763-2063. T
863-983-2808, after hrs63 Buy Direct From Manufactur- GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
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863-983-8979 Accessories. Quick turn num bed, top & windshield. CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
around! Delivery Available $2795. neg. (863)675-1472 condition, $80 or all will sell
Toll Free (888)393-0335. GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc sets separate. (863)763-5011.
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR 2 bags incl/Odyssey 990 Wil- EARN DEGREE online from
SOPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite, son 8813, Cook M1-X Lynx home. *Medical, *Business,
1/2hp, New, Ready to install $700will sep. (863)946-3123. *Paralegal, *Computers. Job
$300. neg. (772)260-6318 'I Placement Assistance. Com-
$300.neg.ARBORIST CERTIFIED(772)260-6318 s I, puter & Financial aid if quali-
ARBORmerly)STERTIFIED SAWMILLS from' only fy. (866)858-2121
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Planting and Hau Ca BER w l r Norw d rounds shot, exc. cond., MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
Thomas (727) 585-8379 portable band sawmill. Log $400. (863)227-0396 various sizes, up to 6' wide,
Cell Largom BB/ skidders also available.
Cell Largo Florida www.norwoodi ndus RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300 $25forall. (772)971-9474
tries.com -Free information: Winchester Magnum
MPrhandisl e (800)578-1363 ext300N. w/scope, $500 or best offer
hanull IO 1 i6 (863)634-0856
1 SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12 ELEC PIANO- Korg P60, LIKE
I I N gage, Deer Gun w/scope. NEW, a steal at $800
NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good $335. (863)467-7838 (863)763-3229.
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
Air Conditioners 505 ate. (863)763-9135 ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
Antiques 510 Vyi* -pl f060 ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
Appliances 515 (863)674-0314
Appliance Parts 520 HEXAGON DUMB BELLS GERMAN UPRIGHT BASS-
Beauty Supplies 525 FOOTBALL & BASEBALL 5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300 asking $700,
Bicycles 530 CARDS late 80s early 90s (863)357-2829 (863)763-3229.
Books & Magazines535 excellent condition $500/
Building Materials540 neg. (863)763-8943 UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Business Equipment 545 MACH- Health Rider & Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
Carpets/Rugs 550 PRO-MOLD mini snap tight Gravity Edge, all 3 machines plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
Children's Items 555 collectible card holders 50 $100 (863)655-0030. P
China Glassware, Etc. 560 each (863)467-1484 WEIGHT BENCH- Sears, Good basement amp. Microphones,
Clothing 6Stamps 5 70 t condition $125 drum machine $500 or best
Collectibles 57 I (863)467-0109 offer (863)357-0406
Computer/Video 580 Hei E p nt UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
Crafts .'Supplies 585 COMPUTER SYSTEM, com- need space, must sell asap
Cruises 590 plete, lots of programs, $300 or best offer
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 $175. (866)855-0158 TANE UNIT HEATER Elec- (863)763-7460.
Fireplace Fixture 600 HP DESKTOP runs Windows trick, horizontal/vertical model I- i I I
Firewood 605 XP Home Ed. Printer included. UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
Furniture 610 Excellent condition. $400 $750 (772)260-6318 CAT. LE & Yellow lab mix
Furs 615 (863)983-7269 Leave Msg. I CAT. LEOn & Yellow lab mix -
Health & Reducing 9 Leave sg11 months old, all shots, all
Equipment 620 Shop here first! vac, and spade $25 to good
Heating Equipment/ The classified ads DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND- home only (863)610-1093
Supplies 625 DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Household Items 630 Fu rnIiTure 0 61 Like new condition. $600 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
Jewelry 635 (863)697-0845 reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
Lamps.. Lights 640 BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock (863)763-3073
Luggage 645 bed, light wd w/ painted bows design. Hand made in Hong CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
Medical Items 650 & pink flowers. Brand new. Kong 24K, l00yr old. $500 pion blood line 2 m & 2 f
Miscellaneous 655 $700 neg. (863)227-0199 neg. (863)634-9620 Okee now taking deposits $800
Musical Instruments 660 and p (863)675-6690
Office Supplies,' CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE ndup (863)675-6690
Equipment 665 $250 or will separate POCKET WATCH- over 100 DOG HOUSE for medium size
PetsSupplies/ (863)467-4328 yrs old, $500 neg. dog, teak w/two windows
Services 670 (863)634-9620. Okeechobee and mosquito netting $60
Photography 675 CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask- ( t863)675-3944
Plumbing Supplies 680 ing $30 (863)675-6973. LasIaMs/ilt (863 ) d su
Pools R Supplies 685 END TABLES, (2), curvy legs, tute these ring neck doves
Restaurant between light & medium ma- LAMPS, (2), brand new, never for turtle doves, $25
Equipment 690 pie, very nice, $50. been used, cream & gold, (863)675-6214 aft6pm
Satellite 695 (863)635-0474 $35 f or both.6pm
Sewing Machines 700 (863)635-0474 LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
Sporting Goods 705 FUTON $35 or best offer spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
Stereo Equipment 710 (863)467-2153-I I NMust sell do to illness. Sacri-
Television/Radio 715 LR SET Chair, sofa, oveseat fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
Tickets 720 w/ matching rug $500 CFT-MATICBED-Complete MALTISE PUPPIES, AKC Reg.
Tools & G 730 (863)983-7269 Leave mes- $500(863)634-9536 or $795-$995each.2M/1F.
s & Games 730 sage (863)763-9527 Shots & Wormed. Mother
WantedtoBuy 740 SOFAS-2,LECSCOOTER- Victory, 3 on premises.(863)357-2676
Wanted 740 SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa, wheel, new batt., light & bas- PITBULL Pups Full blooded
Brown & white & 1 black et, swivel cloth seat, runs everything up t o date, 1 male
$50 or will separate good$600(863)634-5095 everything up to date, mae1
r863-447-1141 god$600 (863)634095 female, also avail, huge dog
nI ditIr- I05I5 TABLE & STOOLS Diner's HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT- kennel $250 (863)227-0396
50's style. Red & chrome. for wheelchair, goes on back PUG, ACA, Rare, Black, 1F/2M
Air Conditioners, (1) 110v & Very nice. $300 of car, all hook ups, $1000 Read2/22-8wks.Shots, pa-
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for (863)697-0014 863)467-9892 pers/health cert. $700-$800.
both will sell separately. LOWEST PRESCRIPTION (863)673-4200/228-2140
(772)971-9474 GofCIu PRICES Less than Canada. A RABBIT tame, litter box
Eumn 01 better deal than Medicare.
Antqe sb10Global Medicines, American trained $10 (863)635-4690
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond., Physician managed. Frostproof
ANNE-TIQUESofMoorehaven good batt/charger, $1599. (866)634-0720 www.global- REX BUNNY, baby, $10.
Ave J & 1st St. Open (863)697-1350/763-2063. medicines.net. (863)675-4981 LaBelle area
Wed.- Sat. & maybe Sun. __ __ __ _
For those with unusual taste
We buy & sell estates. Yourself Ideas
(863)946-9100 D o t
CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet, Do-It-Yourself Ideas
$250 (863)467-0376
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 ...-- .

DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpoint,
glass top, self cleaning oven.
Good condition. $100
(863)675-4858
RANGE- Maytag, electric,


top, must sell all $350
WASHER & DRYER- good
condition, $175 for seti .
(863)673-3620 f ,
WASHER DRYER GE space :;
maker Stacked, like new b
$450/neg. (863)357-1741

hLawyer's Bookcase
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600. This lawyer's bookcase project gives do-it-your-
(863)467-1788/634-9119 selfers and antique lovers a chance to build their own
today's classifieds Did versions of a classic design. The project features


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CrYCLES eBU ineTn e, wide by one foot deep. In the version pictured here,
cond.$250 (863)357-7406 the bottom case is 16 inches tall, the top one is 12
BIhers, $20 each or both for inches tall and the two middle cases are each 14 inch-
$30 (863)467-2305 es tall, but the combination is up to the builder.
DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
C E ( sk $25r0 wI Lawyer's Bookcase plan (No. 700) .-. $9.95


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Thursday, December 22, 2005


CBS New Construction OnlyA.f9
available. 3 bd/2 bath/I garage
Texas Avenue, Harlem S/D 1673 sq
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old
when you can get Brand New?
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$54,900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 10ac deed --[rTi.red tr3ci.
starting at $209,000 S 10.000 ? to:, -
reserve your tract today. Up to 90%
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out
of 31 tracts, Only-tI 11 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.
S Acres on Hwy 27 Lease only. L and
is suitable for Plant Nursery or
Storage.


Ask Us About

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863-983-3508

1) Business Opportunity! Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
equipped cafeteriaready.to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and Invento-
ry induded. Great business opportunity.
$800K Mi-St 200530488
2) North side 3 Bedroom/i bath home
on Circle r., OrI 'i,-nfy l large
lot-)/3 o ,:i ,Ui t-.*,',n at a
great p, ,,: -- M0 MLS4:
200526258
3) New in '04 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
2400 -q F6, Mobile Home in Moore
Haven, L.I.t: 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
S) Montura Ranch Estates I bed
r: 2 ti Bad i C ES hyn....n 5 r. S -. ,
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MLSi, 200525558
6, '05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2
bath home on man made lake. Stainless
steel appliances, Fire Placel Large bed-
i m, *. 1..Ii in ,*:lo:. s ii,' bu;,' t!-.
%hen rhni -.nr ri ,.l, S134,g.900"'.')
200514C68
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.


Marshall

R. Berner

863-228-3265


1) Looking for land? 400 acres with just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5 1 )Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
an abundance of wild life, (Deer, acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca. Home One Block From Roland
turkey, hogs and the occasional bear) Choose whether to sit on the covered Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Perfect for Hunting, fishing, etc. porch or walk out to the B-.BQue area Tiled Through-out Potential for 4th
Property is currently being use for and gaze at the pond. Livin room Bedroom. $209,9K1
cattle. Located just minutes from has a faux fireplace and the kitchen 2)W.Ventura '.-.ri Ih, in Brand
Immokalee. Call for Details, is HUGE Ready to move into. Seller New Condition P.mcly i.. Move In.
(863) 677-1441 MLS#: 200520411 says "we'll even leave most of the Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
furniture", This one won't last 8ft. Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard.
2) 7.5 Acres! 4 bedroom/2 bath long $199,900.00 Don't Miss On This Great Deal!
mol bore inPioneer PiantI $97K.
mobile home in Pioneer Plantation. Oneofakind- -d rdr,n-,,-, bath 3)Reduced For Quick Sale: '1.09
Private-located at the end of the home on Del ,50,tr- ;,..,, 5OO Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Wilt. I;n,.
street. $299,900. sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa Distance From Mary Lou's -i.-re
with poolside 'b.ihen Separate Price Reduced to $60K.
3) Del MonteAve 3 Bedroom/2 Bath office building wivi half lb'., Could 4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH In MRE
CBS home on over Y acre Onl, "- easily be converted to a 4 or S bed- on 1.25 .Ac. Land Is Cleared With
mile from the marinas .nd Lai,- room home. Too manyextras to list. Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Okeechobee. Call for appointment Photos & info on realtor.com Spacious With Great Floor Plan.
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398 MLS#200521924. Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
4) Montura Ranch Estates .r e ,ffr' 5)Moore Haven Yacht Club!
4) Montra Ranch Estates 2bd/2baMH w/ extra o in-tinct,-. ri,
Large home-over 4000 -;I lr .o Acre onI I1i nSt In Purchase Price*, i.iti,T hi.
1.25 acres near the froT.i ul ,:ts.i.ed <_,i a lur, I ,f trees. nished&SqueakyClean! $139,9K
Montura. Home needs walk,. -, I' VI79K
Priced for quick sale at
$174,900 MLS#: 200528863 M7 Lts Available. New Ashley
5) Montura Ranch Estates (C.-rsi.crrar, in Growing Area. P. Wood
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 aLre-. Busi,J ujr Oream Home Here!
New tile in Kitchen, Great loca- Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
ion just off of Pine Cone. Priced 863-228-1132
to sell at $119,900 MLS#: the pond @$62K
200520638 Thatcher Blvd., near the river
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 8.00 uO MOORE HAVEN YACHTr C 13 U
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very Thatcher Blvd., Lots &7or 8, 32 '
private with many oaks and pine $58,500.00 each of .muni.ty rm r 174,9
trees. Must see to appreciate. Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12 communityoffered S174,900
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439 I havethe time to list, showand sell
@$60K each your property. I pledge to you the
most customer service any Realtor
can offer. Just ask my past cus-
tomers! (ref. avail.) Call Today!!!


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722.7347
Se H3bla Espanol


place 59,900.00
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Me 'L',AUL Mi I n Montura. 3/2 on
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Looking for 1? 2.5 Acres39,9000d by
Looking for land? 2.5 Acres side by
side in Momura Ranch Estates at only
$79,90000 Call today!
READYTO MOVE! h,1. IKE .
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3BR, 2BA $265,000 12,80 ac. Call for details $119,900
3BR, 2,5 BA $198,500 CBS Tri-Plex Unitt 4BR. 3BR,2BA, 1.25ac. $160,000
3BR,2.5BA 2$198,500 2Losl.25sisd 3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 2BA Unit 2 2BR, IBA. $45,000ech
3B le it 3 2BR, BA cs Pirwr $120,000
$,e~~-~---. $279,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA
4BR, 3BA Del Monte Condo (7) $150K COMMERCIAL
$314,000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story MOBILE HOMES 27 I00x100' $550,Q00
$1900 ~3BR, 2BA on lake CommericialBuildig 75'xl20'
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udy and 4BR 2BA 203 DWMVH Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
pool. New Subdivision with.30'x50' metal building & Apt. $173.000
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and wishing you a Happy Holiday

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"NOW ON THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE TO
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j Bwtm, d 2afi i Salme vlawlri,
Iazffi Sreened Parch
A MUST SEE $133,900
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
' 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
SID, 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


L Irf .' U n u1 i r. ik,, .] r.'i
2 storage sheds w/elenic, nicely Landcaped,
['f ,1, ]i-1..In,,.i, ,l i.l'1,-1 1i 1d, IH
MONTURA
W ooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinnete $48,000
Appaloosa 2 12 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress w/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


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RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.



GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
(863)763-8085



Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772


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


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
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


PACHINKO MACHINE- Me-
chanical vertical Japanese
pinball, good cond. $100 or
best offer (863)357-7406


WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
Semi Automatic.
(863)675-3665
How do you find a job
In today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


Agriculture
,t3.

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




VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8844
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


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
HORSES-- 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
QUARTER/Thoroughbred.- lyr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979

WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
(863)672-9200



LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225 .
RIDING MOWER John Deere,
14.5 HP, 38" cut, runs good,
$700 (863)673-3620
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!


CORTINA ENGLISH RIDING
SADDLE- asking $100
(863)675-1634


Rentals



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



1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Ufic..ac


Up To 10,000
Belle Glade
Cal56 6S'


NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apt.
Units Available with rental
assistance.
Senior Community
Office hrs. Mon. & Thur, 8-4
863-675-7650
Equal Housing Opportunity


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OFFICE SPACE
AVAILABLE

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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 Inspection l060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


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Sam J.
< 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
1 2,50rO, ft Engineered Steel
Eiid.niidg ii Ac. Offered @ $2t5K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
.' S94.9K


Enrique
Acosta.

305-506-5876
S abla Espanol

New Listing' .;BE iv, -c.,
KepT 41.,3 FrLi,. T T e _,, .Jev., 4,C
Hcrseslhe Acres @5 $145k
Deal Fell Throught Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks like a lo-i ..abn r on paved
road, tenant occupied frnce.:i
new septic @ $124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED rF.Fr h.-.r,,,=
with purchase of land rsri,,9.
wide MH offered @ $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @( $89,900
i3ck un i M irkeI ,. .horn-. .ry

Lasc' 519 9 K


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as 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, 50K ft 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 Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton 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




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Misclanheous3025
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 tri 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 171/2, 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 Ibs.
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
(863)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. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
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 A/C & 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.


Pbic Notic


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
SEARING JXI '99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830



GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.
(863)763-4545/260-450-22
66.
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.
P275-55R20 & 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
good, 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




Public Notice 5005
State Public *-
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORDA
CASENO.CP05-232005-CP-126
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUI A. MEREDITH,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the estate of Loui
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 OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is 12/15/05.
Personal Representative:
Arnold W.Allison
3613 Sea Horse Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COLIN M.CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
t863) 763-8600
la, ar No. 270441
103577 CGS 12/15,22/05


INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 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-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARLOS M CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M CRUZ; JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); '
Whose residence arem/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon, on
or before January 10, 2006 the nature
of this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST,
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
plalnotfffs attorney, a deult will be en-
ered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 1st day
of December, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
then seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TOD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tamp a, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813)915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
101816 CGS 12/8,15/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 05-918CA
WINDEL AND RHONDA PALMER,
Plaintiff
VS
MICHAEL D. AND MARYANNE E. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, should they be
deceased, 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 defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: MICHAEL 0. 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 Tie 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 s: Shereas-
Ann Ferrer, RO. Box 721894, Odrando,
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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTOR M.GARCIA,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05-329-CA
DAVID E. YUSKA and SUSAN D. YUSKA,
if living, and If dead, their unknown
spouses, deviseaes, heirs, grantees,
creditors and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through or under these
unknown natural persons, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have, any
right, tte or Interest in and to the real
property herein sought to have title
quieted.
Defendants.
NOTICEOF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, David E. Yuska and Su-
san, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real property
In Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1,
a Subdivision, according to the plat
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 0 on Alson C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
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
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint.
Dated December 1,2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
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. All Meetings will be held on the
2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. n the Law Offices of Cald-
well & Pacetti, 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 any andal 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 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 disabiliy or
physical impairment, should contact the District's Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at
least five(5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
Monday, Apnril 10, 2006
Monday, June 5, 2006 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING Belle Glade
Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Monday, August 7,2006
Monday, October 9,2006 (Columbus Day)
Monday, December 11,2006
By: Charles E Schoech, Esq.
Highland Glades Water Control District
Dated 6ts h day of December, 2005
103282 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
applicaton(s) for permit have been received for projects) In Glades County:
Harry Hersey (Happy Trails Ranch Estates) 19223 N Riverside Dr, Tequesta, FL
33469, has submitted Application 051123-2 for Surface Water Management of
494 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to the Kissimmee
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-
pllcation by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: 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-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
review nothe staff report.
103504 CGS 12/15/05


NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 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 EVER-
GLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for
the Calendar Year 2006. With exception of the Annual Landowners' Meeting, all
Everglades Agricutural Area 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 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 Attoremney at (561) 655-0620 at
east five (5) calendar days prior tothe Meeting.
MEETINGDATES
Friday, January13,.2006
Friday, February 10,2006
Friday, March 10,2006
Friday, April 14,2006 (Good Friday)
Friday, May 12,2006
Friday, June 9, 2006
Wednesday, July 26,2006 0:00 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS' MEETING
followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Friday, August 11,2006
Friday, September 8, 2006
Friday, October 6,2006
Friday, November 17,2006
Friday, December 8, 2006

By: Chades F Schoech, Esq.
Everglades Agricultural Area
Environmental Protection District
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005
103286 CGS 12/15/05


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L-8 EAST LEVEE REPAIR, PAL BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for L-8 East Levee Repair, Palm Beech County, FL on
Wednesday January 11, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submit-
ted bids wilt be opened and publicly read. Install shell-rock rd for approx 8.9
miles; ngradng earthen levee, hauling& Installing limerock including compaction
& grading & hydro-seeding all disturbed areas. SR 80 W, N on Seminole Pratt
Whitey Rd, left on 59 Ln. N to L-8 Levee Rd. An OPTIONAL pro-bid conference
will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at SFWMO Hdqfrs,
3301 Gun Club Rd., WPB, 01, Conf Rm 2A. For directions call (561) 682-6391. A
site vsit will Imedlately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downoeidtg il for
tree from our webslte wwwstwmd.go. 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 800-472-5290. The public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
103019 CGS 19215/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-724-DR
In Re the Marriage of:
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
Husband/Respondent, & LEANNE PA-
TRICIA FAHEY, Wife/Petitioner.
NOTICE OF 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 petitioners
attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you fall 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-
titioner's requests, as Indicated In the
petition.
The petitioners attorney is:
RALPH ELVER
PAVESE LAW FIRM
461 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
PO DRAWER 2280
LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800
Witness My Hand And The Seal Of This
Court On December 1,2005.
BARBARA.BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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 TruckingHauling 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 resi-
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
MM Trucking, under the provisions
of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida,
Acts of 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 5.i
PM. 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
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-1051 CA
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICIA CANTY; UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MADE EDMOND A/K/A MADE E.
EDMOND; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PR PER-
TY; HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDi-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST MADE ED-
MOND A/K/A MADE E. EDMOND
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
Ing described property:
Lot 32, Block 13, 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
aWa 1003 LOUISANNA AVENUE,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
has been tiled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to It, on Kelley,
Kronenberg, Glmartin, Fichtel & Wan-
der, PA., whose address Is 8201 Pe-
ters Road, Suite 4000, Plantation,
Florida 33324 on or before January 9,
2006, or on a date which is within thir-
ty (30) days after the first 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
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); f you are
voice Impaired, call 1-800-995-8770
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS mn hand and the seal of this
Courtthis 29th day of Nov., 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/Hammond
101206 CGS12/8,15/05S

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 Hend-
ry Regional Medical Center, 524 West
Sagamore Avenue.
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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 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 which the appeal isto 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 Attorney at (561) 655-062 at
Ieast five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
Friday, January 20,2006 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting
February 24,2006- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, March 17,2006.-8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Gladevew Board meeting
Friday, Aril 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 bythe 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 am.
or Immediately following the Gladevtew 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:Chares F. Schoech, Esq.
Shawano Water ControlDistrict
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005
103277 CGS 12/115/05

NOTICE OF MEETINGS
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
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 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 s 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 0or
physical Impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at
least five (5) calendar days prior to 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, April21, 2 006- 8:30 am.
or Immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
Friday, May 19,2006-8:30 a.m.
Friday, June 23,2006 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNER'S MEETING
followed bythe BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Friday, July 21,2006- 8:30 a.m.
Friday, August18,2006 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 a.m.
Friday, December 15,2006 8:30 a.m.
or Immediately following the Shawano Board meeting
By: CharlesF Schoech, Esq.
Gladeview Water Control District
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005
103271 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) 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.
Rnks 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,
Township 45 South, Range 29 East.
Doriues Ranch (Doias Ranch Citrus Grove) PO Box 670, Felda, FL 33930, has sub-
mitted Application 051010-13 for renewal of Water use Permit 26-00075-W to ir-
rigate 62 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Sandstone and Lower Tamlami Aquifers and the project Is located in Section 29,
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 45 South, Range 29
East.
Richard Levine (Strayhom Cattle Company) PO Box 72, Immokalee, FL 34143, has
submitted Applcation 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 Intemrnational 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 aquaculture lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
andstone 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 Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 29 East.
Cooperative Producers Inc, PO Box 3147, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Ap-
plication 051031-33 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00159-W to irrigate
602 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 I-V) 4210 Metro Pkwy, Ste 250, Ft
Myers, FL 33916, has submitted Application 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 Sou, Ranges 28,29 East.
Felda Ridge Groves Partnership (Felda Ridge Groves) PO Box 979, Oakland, FL
34760, has submitted Application 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 te 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-
tion 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 Inc (Jackman Cane and Cattle Company), HC
61, Box 2, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 050929-20 for
modification 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, Attn: 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-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report.
103508 CGS 12/15/05
PUBLIC NOTICE


The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade an-
nounce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled for 5:00 RM. on
December 20, 2005 at the Administra-
tion Office in Osceola Center, 1204
NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle Glade, FL.
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