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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: January 4, 2007
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, January 4,2007 Volume 80, Number 29


At a Glance

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Your Service Box on page 4.
Homeowners
Association meets
The Palmdale Homeown-
er's Association will meet on
Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at the
Palmdale Community Center
located on the corner of Fifth
and Main Streets at 7 p.m. Local
homeowners and crime watch
volunteers and anyone would
is interested is invited to attend.
Please join us.
Women's Club to
present show
Glades County Woman's
Club will present their annual
Fashion Show and Luncheon
on Saturday, Jan. 13 at noon at
Robin's Nest RV Resort (Hwy.
27 N.) Tickets are $6. You may
purchase your ticket from any
club member or call (863) 946-
3356 to reserve tickets. Call
early as seats are limited. No
tickets will be sold at the door.
Democratic
Committee meets
The next meeting of the
Glades County Democratic
Executive Committee (DEC)
will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9,
2007 at 5:30 p.m. at the Moore
Haven Library on Riverside
Drive. The 2008 election is just
around the corner. All Glades
County registered Democrats.
are encouraged to attend. The,
Glades DEC meets every month
on second Tuesday at the
library at 5:30 p.m. For more
information contact Ellen
Hawk Geake at (863) 983-2962
or (863) 946-1963.
Friends of the
Library host program
The Friends of the Library in
Glades County will be hosting
"Food for Thought" at the
library from noon until 1 p.m.
The following are the programs
for this season. Those in atten-
dance are welcome to bring
lunch to the programs.
Programming is as follows:
Jan. 5, Local Author, Austin E.
Moorehouse Halcyon Days:
From a Dream to Reality (Book
Signing); Jan. 19, Healthy Liv-
ing for Seniors; Feb. 2, No Child
Left Behind with Debbie Press-
ley; Feb. 16, Glades History;
March 2, How to plan a New
England trip -Where to go and
what to see; March 16, Future
for Glades County.
For more information,
please contact the Glades
County Library.
Glades Republican
Group to meet
The Glades County Repub-
lican Group will hold their
next meeting on Wednesday,
Jan. 10, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the
Moore Haven Library. For
more information, please call
(863) 673-0452.

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Index
Classifieds ... .. .14-17
Obituaries ..........2
Opinion ........... .6
School ...... . ... .13
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Prison contraband seized


Two incidents
reported by GCSO

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Two inci-
dents of contraband smuggling
into the local prison were
reported by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office in December.
On Dec. 8, Deputy Donald


Watts and Sgt. D. Hardin
responded to the Moore Haven
Correctional Facility.
After arrival, they were
informed by Lt. Joseph Black-
man that he had conducted a
search on inmate Demetrius
Maurice Hollis, 20. A green leafy
substance was found on his per-
son. The substance was con-
tained in nine separate paper
packages.
The green leafy substance


was field tested by Deputy Watts
as positive for marijuana, and it
weighed approximately four
grams. Inmate Demetrius Hollis
was arrested and transported to
the Glades County Jail.
One day later, Deputy
Richard Ermeri and Sgt. D.
Hardin responded to the Moore
Haven Correctional Facility.
After arrival, they were advised
that Officer Jon Carner had con-
ducted a search of a locker


assigned to inmate David J. San-
tos, 37.
Officer Carner reported to
Deputy Ermeri and Sgt. Hardin
that he had retrieved a small bag
containing approximately one
gram of a green leafy substance
which was found in the locker
assigned to Mr. Santos.
Later, Officer Carner
searched Mr. Santos and found
twenty white pills on his person.
Deputy Ermeri was advised by


the MHCF medical department
that inmate Santos is not on pre-
scribed medication.
The green leafy substance
was field tested by Deputy
Ermeri as positive for marijua-
na. Poison Control advised that
the white pills are a prescription
medication called Clonidine.
Inmate David Santos was arrest-
ed and transported to the
Glades County Jail.
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Fried catfish



every Friday


Annie Pearl
Forrest can cook

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Every
Friday the Moore Haven
Restaurant offers a fried catfish
lunch special for $4.95. The
eatery, located at 101 First
Street, has been in existence for
several generations, and has
become a historical staple of
the community.
Annie Pearl Forrest is the
number one cook and kitchen
manager. She began as a dish
washer, later she began mak-
ing salads and finally moved
her way up to cook.
"I have been working here
for 28 years," she paused
thoughtfully, before adding, "or
longer!"
The catfish entree is Lake


INI/Nena Bolan
This is the first fried catfish
lunch of the day at Moore
Haven Restaurant located
in Glades county. The
eatery has a lunch special
everyday for $4.95. They
try to have prices that the
average person can afford.
Okeechobee sharpies which
are usually small and delicate-
Before frying, they are dusted
with a mixture of flour and
cornmeal which gives the coat-
See Tradition Page 13


West Glades



names support



person of year


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades
County Democrat
The West Glades School-
Related Employee of the Year
has been named.
She is Cristina Noguera,
about whom Larry Luckey, II,
principal says, "She is a little lady
with a big heart, who is well
deserving of the title of 'Support
Person of the Year 2007."'
"Cristina is always willing to
lend a helping hand," said Princi-
pal Luckey. "Her work with our
ESOL students has given them
the help they need to succeed


(ESOL stu-
dents are
those who
are not pri-
marily Eng-
lish-speaking
and who
need the
extra atten-
tion that
Cristina Cristina
Noguera Noguera
gives them.).
She always gives one hundred
percent, all the time, with never
a negative word. These students

See Cristina Page 13


By Nicole Cuny
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN For the
first time in its history, Moore
Haven High School had a girls
soccer team this year.
A few of the female had stu-
dents wanted to start a team,
and went to the one person
they knew would help them:
Stefanie Hamilton.
Ms. Hamilton, who had
only played soccer one year
when she was young,
explained to the girls that she
didn't know one thing about
coaching them. Of course, it
did not matter to the girls, all
they needed was an adult will-
ing to be present at practices
and games.
Ms. Hamilton agreed to be
there for them, and they start-
ed the first team with fifteen
girls, one coach, and one stat-
istician. The very first goal was
made by the only senior on the
team, Donna Aguilar, while
kicking a penalty kick during


"I am very grateful to have been privileged to
coach such an awesome group of girls."
Stefanie Hamilton,
Coach


the first game against the
Clewiston Junior Varsity team.
The team played nine
games this year. Even though
they didn't win any of the
games, they constantly
improved throughout the sea-
son.
After Donna Aguilar scored
during the first game, Vivian
Velasquez scored against
Glades Day, and Jessica Echols
scored during the last game
against Clewiston Junior Varsi-
ty.
The girls were impressed
with the number of people that
came out to watch the games.
The team has had much
help this season.
The. school's boys soccer
team and their coaches helped
the girls with the duties of host-


ing games. Nick Watson, a stu-
dent at the high school, helped
during practice and served as
statistician during the games.
Ms. Hamilton was very
'impressed with the efforts the
girls put forth this year. They
worked hard and even prac:
ticed on days when there was
no school.
The team had an interesting
season. They are looking for-
ward to a second soccer sea-
son and the chance to grow
and learn more about soccer
and teamwork.
"I am very grateful to have
been privileged to coach such
an awesome group of girls,"
said Coach'Stefanie Hamilton.
Staff WriterNicole Cury can be
reached atncurry@newszap.com.


A Year in Review


The Glades County Democ-
rat takes a look at 2006 with
this year in review, highlighting
the top news events of the year.
Jan. 5
Glades County officials
began 2005 working to recover
from hurricanes. Other news
from 2005 includes Wendell
Taylor selection to Glades
County Manager, three resi-
dents completing Master Gar-
dening training and Ortona
children enjoying a trip to Lion
Country Safari.
Jan. 12
This year's Big 0 Birding
Festival proved to be bigger
and better than any other in
recent years. More bird lec-
tures, tours, and exhibits are
scheduled to appear during
this annual three-day event.


Jan. 19
Lake Okeechobee saw
some excitement over the next
couple weeks as the FLW tour-
nament takes place. Profes-
sional fishermen from all over
the world have signed up for
this tournament, seeking the
coveted title of FLW champion.
Jan. 26
Five years ago the late Jim
Ryder, sheriff of Glades County,
had a dream to construct a cor-
rectional facility. Since then
nothing had been done to
begin work on the facility.
-lowever, recently, Alvin Ward
signed the contract to finally
begin work on the I.C.E. cor-
rectional facility.
See Review -Page 18


Part of Glades County were flooded following Hurricane
maneuver.


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ticed hard and put forth great efforts during their 2006-07 season. Team members
include: Patricia Ainsworth, Amy Lundy, Sarah Buonpastore, Marci Garcia, Donna
Aguilar, Jessica Echols, Dee Dee Humphrey, Monique Ducanson, Shelbi Brown, Destiny
Lee, Anabel Jacabo, Vivian Velesquez, Adrianna Cervantes, Crystal Yates, Raquel Bor-
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2 LIFESTYLES Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 4, 2007


Jennings promoted


to supervisor job


LABELLE Hendry/Glades
County Health Department Envi-
ronmental Health Director Billy
Harrison is pleased to announce
the promotion of William Jen-
nings, Registered Environmental
Health Scientist, to an Environmen-
tal Health Supervisor position,
working out of the Labelle office.
"I think Mr. Bill Jennings will be
a great asset to the Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart-
ment's future endeavors in our
area," said Environmental Health
Director Billy Harrison, B.S., M.A.
Mr. Jennings received his B.S.
degree from Ferris State Universi-
ty, Mich., in 1974. He received his
Michigan Registered Sanitarian
credential in 1978, his National
Environmental Health Associa-
tion Registered Sanitarian creden-
tial in 1985 and his National Reg-
istered Environmental Health
Specialist/Registered Sanitarian
credentials in 1991. Mr. Jennings
is certified in several of the Florida
Department of Public Health,
Environmental Health programs
including: Food Protection and
Onsite Sewage Treatment and
Disposal, Potable Water Supply
Systems, Public Food Service and
Facilities. He has been creden-
tialed in Asbestos Materials, Haz-


ardous Materials and Under-
ground Storage Tank Removal.
He previously held several posi-
tions in Public Health in Michigan
counties and with national envi-
ronmental consulting corporations
in Albany, N.Y. and Grand Rapids,
Mich., before coming to Florida.
Mr. Jennings has a range of
experiences with diverse public
forums. His previous work with
project development in most of the
eastern and central states is expect-
ed to benefit the department and
our community now facing a new
era of change. Mr. Jennings has
been working with the Hendry
County Health Department for five
years. He now expects to expand
his participation with well con-
struction and water supply issues
to include community leaders and
local governmental officials.
The Hendry/Glades County
Health Department promotes
and protects the health and safety
of our two counties through the
delivery of quality health services
and the promotion of health care
standards. For additional infor-
mation please contact us at any
of our three sites or via our e-mail
address at: http://doh.state.fl.us/
chdHendry/home.html


CREW wraps up 2006

with list of good deeds


CREW has successfully
helped 306 clients this year and
been able to close their cases by
either providing direct assis-
tance or referring them to some-
one who can help!
We have worked with many
organizations to find funding for
roof repairs and replacements,
interior repairs from water dam-
age, debris removal, installed
new windows and air condition-
ing units, rebuilt fences and
more. We have also recruited
volunteers from eight different
states and from May 2006 till the
end of the year we had 237 vol-
unteers work 5480 hours for an
in kind donation total of
$101,380.
The new year is already filling
up with volunteer groups, we
have a volunteer group every


week beginning January 7
through March 29, 2007. They
are coming from five different
states including local and out of
area Florida groups.
We still need help in repairing
over 300 Hurricane Wilma dam-
aged homes and repairing a
handful of homes damaged by
Tropical Storm Ernesto and fires.
We have successfully raised
funds to pay for all the repairs
previously made as well as some
of the ones coming the begin-
ning of this year. We need more
however. We need funds to help
pay our basic operating costs, as
well as funding for future proj-
ects. Check out the links to our
web and blog sites below to find
out about the incredible job we
have been doing and to find out
how you can help!


Local student

graduates with honors


PALM BEACH COUNTY For-
mer Glades Day Class of 2002,
Kerri J. Milita,
daughter of
Dale and Car-
olyn Milita of
Canal Point,

has graduated
with highest
honors,
Summa Cumr
Laude, from
the University Kerri J.
of Central Flori- Milita
da, and the
Burnett Honors College, with
Honors in the Major, with a dou-


ble major, baccalaureate degree
in political science/psychology.
Kerri worked in several Sena-
torial District Offices and in Talla-
hassee throughout her years at
UCF. Her future plans include
working in State Government.
She will enter graduate school in
September 2007 to pursue her
graduate degrees. During the
seven months between her grad-
uation and graduate school, she
will work with local governmen-
tal services in South Florida and
also in Tallahassee during the
2007 legislative session. Kerri's
grade point average is 3.97.


Submitted photo/Glenda Wilson
New sign
Thanks to Dave Lyons, of Lyons Printing, the community
can now easily locate the HRMC Foundation office by its
newly constructed sign. Based in front of U.S. Highway 27
at 544 West Sugarland Highway, the sign clearly identifies
the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation, along
with its phone number (863)-983-2735. The Foundation
members wish to acknowledge Mr. Lyons and express
their appreciation for his kindness and generosity.


Obituaries


Wanda Beck
Wanda Beck, age 67, of
Moore Haven, died Saturday,
Dec. 23, 2006. Born July 5, 1939,
in Moore Haven, she was a life-
time resident of Moore Haven
and a homemaker and a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Theodore Beck
and daughter, Julie Warren. Her
survivors include sons, Charlie
Beck of Moore Haven, David
(Donna) Thomas of Okee-
chobee, Joey Beck of Moore
Haven, David (Evelyn) Beck of
Jacksonville; daughters, Vickie
(Lynn) Walker of Lake Placid,
Carol Beck of Moore Haven,
Donna (Dave) Palladino of
Moore Haven and Jennifer Beck
of Moore Haven.
In addition, she is survived by
25 grandchildren and 26 great
grandchildren and a sister, Edith
Lathem of Kansas City, Kansas.
Services were held on
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at the
First Baptist Church of Moore
Haven, with interment at Ortona
Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. FiftIr Street, Okee-
chobee.
Mary Inez Herring
Mary Inez Herring, age 94,
departed to join the Lord on
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at
Hospice of Palm Beach County.
She was born May 9, 1912, in
Keyton, Ala., the daughter of
Isham Marvin and Lillie Kinsey
Brackin. She married Daniel G.
Herring in 1931, and moved to


Belle Glade where she has
served faithfully, and was always
lovingly dedicated to her family.
She is preceded in death by
her loving husband of 66 years,
Daniel G. "Buck" Herring; her
son, James Marvin; her daugh-
ter, Alice Faye Thornton and her
siblings, Wade and Milton
Brackin and Gladys Williams.
She is survived by her broth-
er, Paul Brackin, Elizabeth Her-
ring, Luke (Dona) Thornton; her
six grandchildren, James
(Dianne) Herring, Dan (Tina)
Herring, Louise (Mark) Forsythe,
Steve Herring, Charles (Renee)
Thornton, Mike (Susan) Thorn-
ton; and ten great-grandchil-
dren, Michelle (Robin) Lopez,
Blake, Daniel and Michael Her-
ring, Justin and Jarrod Forsythe,
Thomas, William, Savannah,
and Seth Thornton.
A visitation was held Friday,
Dec. 29, 2006, at Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade. Funeral
services were held Saturday,
Dec. 30, 2006, at the First Baptist
Church in Belle Glade. Inter-
ment followed at Port Mayaca
Cemetery.
Donations can be made to
Samaritan's Purse or Hospice of
Palm Beach County.





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9/20/41 12/11/05
Missing You
When we sit here alone thinking,
We start to miss you.
When we do the little things we used to do,
We start to miss you.
When we go places we used to go together,
We start to miss you.
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to miss you anymore, because we will be with
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Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
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as you would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks
or profanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our
Speak Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 983-9140. Comments will be
published in the newspaper as space permits.
POWER PARK BENEFITS ENVIRONMENT: Instead of throwing the
baby out with the bath water, why don't the environmentalists that are
so worried about the FPL Glades Power Park work with FPL to insure
the best outcomes from the project? One of the huge benefits of the
project is the ability to use stormwater reservoirs on the site to provide
water to the plant to generate electricity. This means they'll be divert-
ing tons of water which normally would have gone into the lake and
eventually out to sea for beneficial purposes. Those water storage
areas are likely to be huge new habitats for birds and other wildlife.
FPL is recognized by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the most envi-
ronmentally sensitive power producers in the country. The company
has already said that as environmental technologies advance, the new
plant can be readily modified to accommodate future carbon capture,
carbon conversion, and new combustion equipment, as it becomes
commercially available. Instead of trying to torpedo a project that has
huge potential benefits to one of the poorest counties in the state, why
not get with the program?


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Community Events


Virus means
no horses here
As a precautionary measure
due to the current equine herpes
outbreak, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) is
temporarily prohibiting all equine
uses at DuPuis Management Area
and Hickory Hammock Wildlife
Management Area until further
notice. Effective immediately, trail
riding, off-trail riding and overnight
boarding of horses are all restricted
on these particular properties.
SFWMD's actions are consistent
with advice and direction provided
by officials responsible for monitor-
ing and controlling the highly-con-
tagiousvirus.
All other public uses continue to
be available and are unaffected by
the equine restrictions. The DuPuis
Management Area is located in
western Martin County; Hickory
Hammock is in Highlands County.
For more information call the
SFWMD's Recreational Hotline at
1-866-433-6312.

Free Bread provided
Free Bread provided by the fine
folks at the New Hope Indepen-
dent Baptist Church located at 638
Yaun Road in Moore Haven. This
will be every Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. or when the bread is
gone. Hard to believe, but the
bread is free!

Alzheimer's support
group schedule
Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 2,
2007, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 2
p.m., the Alzheimer's support
group will meet regularly on the
first and third Tuesday of each
month.
For more information, please
call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at
(863) 983-5123.
Winter Fest planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department will have a Winter
Fest on Jan. 27. There will be a bake
sale, arts and crafts sale and a
Corvette car show. Barbeque pork
sandwiches will be sold. More


plans are being made and it will
take place at the Volunteer Fire
Department off of C.R. 78.

Are you a blogger?
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looking to broaden its listing of
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www.newszap.com.
More and more people are start-
ing blogs including business peo-
ple, support groups, and individu-
als with an opinion on the day's
news or culture.
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paper will consider publishing
timely postings as news or com-
mentaries on its pages.
Want ajohIin
Construction?.
Take advantage of a job train-
ing opportunity provided by the
Education Center of Southwest
Florida, Inc. (ECSWF) for con-
struction trades ranging from
carpentry and plastic pipe to
blue prints and masonry. Classes
begin in October and space is
limited. Flyers and applications
are available at the Glades Coun-
ty Economic Development
Council (EDC) Office in the
Doyle Conner Building in Moore
Haven or the ECSWF office in
LaBelle. Applications can be
faxed to the EDC at (863) 946-
0777 or directly to the Education
Center at (863)-675-6800. For
more information, contact
Sonny Hughes, (863) 675-6800.
Florida Native Plant
Society meetings
The Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety meeting will be held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center at
4509 George Boulevard in
Sebring in conference room
number three. For more infor-
mation, call Roy Stewart at:
(863) 632-0914.


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Winds of Glades County
blow in every direction
This is in response to the Tracy
Whirls' commentary.
Although I commend and
respect the local efforts of Glades
County citizens who are fighting
the Coal Burning Power Plant as
proposed by Florida Power and
Light on 5,000 acres of Lykes Bros.
property, I submit that the effect of
this dirty plant would affect us ALL
in this state, and indeed add to the
ever increasing global warming
worldwide.
The placement of this plant,
WHATEVER the energy source of
choice, would be very close to
Lake Okeechobee and the Fisheat-
ing Creek Wildlife Management
Area, an ecosystem already highly
compromised by mercury pollu-
tants in the water, nitrogen over-
load from runoff produced by
intense and destructive agriculture,
with all waters flowing into the
EVERGLADES RESTORATION
AREA which has yet to have even a
hint of true measurable restoration.
I live in the built-out most populous
county in Florida, Pinellas County,
and we KNOW what pollution can
do to the health of the humans, the
flora and fauna, and we KNOW the
effects of unmanaged growth on
quality of life issues. And THIS plant
would increase the pollution load
on EACH AND EVERY CITIZEN OF
THIS STATE. So Glades County


Commission, have a care. Folks all
over the state are starting to pay
attention to your actions. Perhaps
you are not quite up on current
events, such as the just listed Polar
Bear as an endangered species.
The bears are suffering a drastic
decline due to polar ice cap melts
CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING
MOSTLY INDUCED BY C 02 (car-
bon dioxide) EMISSIONS. Or, the
huge chunk of ice that just broke
off from a Canadian glacier, anoth-
er event induced by global warm-
ing. It's here, it's real, and this plan-
et's climate can no longer continue
to be assaulted by our dirty tech-
nologies and tax-based greed on
behalf of our local government
entities without a care as to the
ramifications of their actions.
Lorraine Margeson
St. Petersburg

Fait accompli
By definition, fait accompli \fay-
tah-kom-PLEE; fet-ah-\, noun; plu-
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PLEEZ\:An accomplished and
presumably irreversible deed or
fact.
This is how Ms. Whirls of the
Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council describes attitudes of
the public toward the actions of the
Glades County Board of Commis-
sioners and their staff in approving
the FPL Glades Power Park site. By
the time that the Board and FPL
allowed the public to become


aware of the project, that is precise-
ly what it was (an irreversible
deed). The Economic Develop-
ment Council, FPL and County and
City officials had worked behind
the scenes for the previous eight
months. They amended the zoning
to allow power plants in an Open
Use Agriculture zone as a by right
use, not even requiring a Special
Use Permit to allow a public airing
of the plans.
The Glades County Planning
Board had, according to members,
sent up a recommendation on the
zoning, requiring a Special Use Per-
mit. The staff and Commission
changed that, as being contrary to
FPL's desires and their plans. Ms.
Whirls states that those who were
briefed were in support. That is not
too surprising, considering that
those who were allowed to be
briefed, all had special interests in
seeing the project move forward.
The Glades County Community
Development Director received the
site plan application for the FPL
Glades Power Park on Friday, Sept.
8, 2006, and issued a Development
Order for the project on Monday,
Sept. 11, 2006, stating that all
departments had reviewed the
application and that they had no
concerns, and that the project had
been found to be financially feasi-
ble. This thorough review of the
largest coal fired power plant in the
state, and the only one of its kind in
the nation, took place over the


course of the weekend preceding
the decision to slip the resolution of
support for the project onto the
Commission's plate at their meet-
ing on Sept. 12, 2006. It is not sur-
prising that those in attendance
applauded the announcement that
their plot had hatched. After all,
only those who had been involved
in the construction of this, "fait
accompli" were allowed to have
any knowledge of its existence until
it was sprung on the public. Yes,
there are some facts worth learn-
ing, Ms. Whirls.
So having set the project up in
this manner, FPL held its first public
presentation of the proposal. The
manner in which this project was
brought forward simply verifies for
the public that their government is
a fait accompli, so why bother. The
process, as subverted by the indi-
viduals involved, represents what is
the most basic about the way in
which Glades County's govern-
ment services can be perverted,
and proof of how easy it is to justify
the sidestepping of the 'public.'
Clear and simple, the perpetrators
have denied the public, the guaran-
teed constitutional rights of "due
process," a "fait accompli."
Deen Mountain
Resident of Palmdale
Glades County Member: Save It
Now Glades (SING), Save Our
Creek, Board Member, Fisheating
Creek WMA/Oversight Advisory
Committee


These are the Grapes of a Wet Winter


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades
County Democrat
There is a wide straight trail
that runs north and south that's
bordered with heavy entangle-
ments of grapevines, woodbine,
considerable poison ivy, gallber-
ries, bayberry and a few straggly
plants of hoya.
One and all compete for
climbing space in the pines and
bayberries. Heading west on the
first official day of Winter on the
way to the mail box, this time
driving the truck, as usual my eyes
were scanning left and right hop-
ing to see wildflowers that have
been fooled into thinking it's early
Spring.
There were a few meadow
pinks and hugging the ground,
not more'n three inches tall, there
were brilliant little bunchy heads
of straw flowers and that little aro-
matic lavender jewel called pen-
nyroyal.
And then, on the ground at my
feet, there was a small bunch of
ripe grapes at the very end of a
long vine. Looking up against the
late December sky of incredible
blue, hanging at eye level and
many high, high above eye level,
there were dozens of bunches of
both rubra and blue-black mus-
cadines, plump and shining in the
afternoon sun.
In fact, bigger and fatter than
any found in the summertime.
Well, it didn't take long to turn
around, go back to the house for
bucket and clippers as well as a
step-stool. Even then, there were
doubts that those biggest, highest
ones could be reached.
Holding the bucket under the
bunches, while clipping the hold-
ing stem above it, the sound in the
bucket was very satisfying.
They did not fall off easily as is
the case many times in the sum-
mer. They had to be clipped, or
pick each grape by itself and that
would have taken the rest of the
day!
It wasn't long before the buck-
et was half full which meant over
two quarts, which would not
make one full batch, but even a
half batch several little jars -
would make the pickin' well
worth the while on this first day of
a watery Winter.
Well into winter, luscious, ripe
grapes and the realization.
came that compared to traditional
winters in this part of the world,
by this time the ground would be
bone dry and the air clear and
cool with nights just right for an
open fire.
But not this year, Mother
Nature never turned on the usual


The grapes of winter.
cool and she kept the rain coming'
enough so that the pasture ponds
did not dry between rains. So
maybe this is simply the way wild
grapes respond to such condi-
tions. Truth is, creamy white clus-
ters of grape blooms had been
noticed from to time during the
fall but never with a serious
thought that the blooms would
do anything but slough.
It seems strange that not a sin-
gle grape was found on the east
side of the trail where the vines
are just as thick and just as many
of them as on the west side.
It's a fact of nature that this
time of year, the sun's rays fall full
upon the west side first, but of
course in a couple hours it is high
enough in the sky to be shining
on both sides. Can't help but
wonder: In thinking back about
the vegetable garden at Grandpa's
farm how he always planted
the long, straight rows broadside
to the sun, simply saying that to
do otherwise would cheat the
ends of the rows from full sun.
And in further thinking about this
matter of grapes, for whatever
Mother Nature reasons, there've
never been more than a smatter-
ing of grapes along the east side.
At the same time, many of the
wildflowers indigenous to this
area bloom much more prolifical-
ly along the east side, and, over
longer periods of time. Come to
think of it, I've yet to find an
orchid of any variety on the west
side!
Along both sides, the drainage
ditches are deep and so over-
grown it would be impossible to
go through either without a
machete, so am led to think that
the supply of water to the two
sides is relatively the same. With
only some thirty feet between the
east and west hedgerows along
the ditches, it remains a mystery
as to their wide differences.


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Now, a few hours later, the
washed grapes are bubbling on
the stove, fast becoming ruby-red
juice, thick and fragrant. Since
learning about the waterless
method of jelly-making there's no
way to ever go back to the watery
way.
This simply means that the
grapes or berries are cooked with-
out water. After washing, they're
placed in a pot with a tight lid with
the stove turned to low until the
fruit is warm then, turn the burner
up gradually until the grapes are
popping and juice begins to accu-
mulate. After all the fruit or
berries are popped and have set-
tled in the bottom of the pot it
helps to mash them down with a
potato masher. This is just to
make sure all the grapes or
berries have popped enough to
release the juice.
There are some who say that
this method results in less jelly. I
have not found this to be true
because the juice that comes
from this method is pure fruit or
berry juice, it's not watered
down.
And, it takes about half the
time for the juice to jell when it's
pure and thick which results in a
better flavored jelly.
When making jelly from juice
that is obtained from covering the


berries or fruit with water and
then cooked, the juice is often
thin withtit much substance of
course, depending upon amount
of water that's used. It is true, that
many cookbooks advise covering
the fruit with water, then cooking
the resulting juice "down" until it
becomes the desired thickness.
However, the waterless
method requires no cooking
down and it takes less time for
the juice to jell. The more or
longer that the fruit or juice is
cooked, the less flavor it will have
regardless of the method used in
making home-made jelly, there's
no explaining' the sheer satisfac-
tion in seeing the little jars all
lined up on the counter ready and
waiting' for the first batch of
brown biscuits hot from the
oven.
Now comes another waiting'
time. Who's to say if those same
vines which produced these win-
ter grapes for jelly will "make"
grapes next summer? Well, the
vines are now clearly marked. So
along in July-into-August they'll
be closely watched with bucket
and clippers in hand.
Who's to say Mother Nature
isn't figuring out a way to make a
little magic with grapevines that'll
produce, two crops in one calen-
daryear!


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Public meetings are organized for new dike plans


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE), Jacksonville District, has
opened a public comment period
concerning major rehabilitation
of the Herbert Hoover Dike
(HHD), specifically the modified
design of Reaches 2 and 3 includ-
ing toe ditch repair work within
these reaches.
A Notice of Intent to prepare
a Supplement Environmental
Impact Statement (SEIS) for


Reaches 2 and 3 to the 1999
Draft Environmental Impact
Statement was published in the
Federal Register Aug. 9, 2006.
The COE received public com-
ments Aug. 10 through Sept. 9,
2006. A new 45-day comment
period ends Feb. 5, 2007.
The purpose of the document
is to assess the environmental
impacts for the toe ditch fills and
the new design for the rehabili-
tation of Reach 2 and 3. This has


potential impact for residents in
Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach
counties.
To review the document, go to
http://planning.saj.usace.army.mr
il/envdocs/envdocsb.htm. To
submit comments, mail to: U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Attn:
Nancy Allen, Planning Division,
701 San Marco Blvd., Jack-
sonville, Florida 32207 or submit
by e-mail to: HHDEISComments@
usace.army.mil.


The COE will host an open
house and public meeting at the
John Boy Auditorium in Clewis-
ton Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30
p.m. The meeting portion begins
at 7 p.m. The Auditorium is locat-
ed at 1200 WC Owen Avenue.
The COE will present information
on the proposed dike rehabilita-
tion and the draft SEIS.
The Jacksonville District
announced a new design
approach for the dike rehabilita-


tion in October. The COE is cur-
rently working to expedite the
redesign and resume construc-
tion on the first of eight reaches in
the rehabilitation project. Con-
struction initially started in
December 2005, but was placed
on temporary hold until new
design elements could be incor-
porated.


The COE welcomes the pub-
lic's views, comments and infor-
mation about environmental and
important issues regarding the
HHD rehabilitation project.
For further information, please
call the Jacksonville District Corpo-
rate Communication Office at 904-
232-1953 or visit the District web
site at www.saj.usace.army.mil.


Crist Sworn in as Florida's 44th Governor


TALLAHASSEE Charlie Crist
took the oath of office during the
Official Inaugural Ceremony on
Jan. 2, making him Florida's 44th
Governor. Following a 19-gun.
artillery salute and flyover, provided
by the Florida National Guard, Gov-
ernor Crist set the tone for his
administration in his inaugural
address. He reflected on leaders of
the past, calling for bi-partisan solu-
tions, outlining his plans for Flori-
da's future and vowing to work as
"The People's Governor".
"This will be Florida's greatest
century," said Governor Crist. "If
we move forward together as
Floridians to do the people's work,
there is nothing we cannot achieve
- the People's legislature and the
People's Governor following the
People's Agenda!"
The new governor called for bi-
partisanship to address the chal-
lenges'plaguing Florida's citizens,
specifically the burden of spiraling
property insurance costs and rising
property taxes. He urged Floridians


and lawmakers alike to reach for
new conclusions and fresh ideas
and emphasized the need for per-
manent real solutions.
"Our challenge is to recognize
our common future, our common
destiny, and to understand that we
are stronger in cooperation than in
competition," said Governor Crist.
"The work we need to do, we can
only do together."
Governor Crist announced he
will issue his first Executive Order
Wednesday to establish the cre-
ation of the Office of Open Govern-
ment within the Executive Office
of the Governor. The office will
ensure that Floridians have access
to leaders and the workings of
elected officials. Governor Crist
explained that a complete and
thorough review of every state
agency will be conducted to deter-
mine how the organization can
better serve the people of Florida.
"Our people will not be disen-
franchised by the parlance of
bureaucracy," said Governor Crist.


"This is the people's government,
and clear, plain language will be
used to miake-it-pen and transpar-
ent to all."
In addition to Governor Crist
and Lieutenant Governor Kot-
tkamp, members of the Florida
Cabinet were sworn in at the cere-
mony today. Charles Bronson took
the oath of the office as Commis-
sioner of Agriculture administered
by The Honorable Jeffords "Jeff"
Miller, Circuit Judge, Osceola
County. Alex Sink was sworn in as
Chief Financial Officer. Her oath
was administered by The Honor-
able Charles Arnold, Jr., Circuit
Judge, Jacksonville. Bill McCollum
took the oath of office as Attorney
General administered by The Hon-
orable Charles Wells, Justice, Flori-
da Supreme Court.
The Official Swearing in Cere-
mony was the focal point of the
day of inaugural events that began
with a prayer breakfast at Florida
A&M University's Gaither Gymna-
sium this morning. Events follow-


ing the Official Swearing in Cere-
mony include the Inaugural
Parade and the Governor's Man-
sion "The People's House" Tour
and Street Festival.
The Inaugural Parade includes
elected officials, members of the
law enforcement divisions of sever-
al state agencies, marching bands
from Florida high schools and uni-
versities, the Florida National Guard
13th Army Band and many civic
organizations.
The Street Festival includes per-
formances by Bill Wharton and
Grammy-winning country singer
Billy Dean. The Department of Agri-
culture will host "A Taste of Florida"
where restaurants from across the
state will serve food free of charge
to the public. The festival will
include many attractions for chil-
dren, notably photo opportunities
with animals from Sea World and
Busch Gardens. Attendees will also
participate in guided tours of the
Governor's Mansion "The Peo-
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Route of transmission
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By Nena Bolan
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GLADES COUNTY Florida
Power & Light submitted a site cer-
tification application to the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection to continue forward with its
plans to build a power plant locally.
The application is done through
the Power Plant Siting Act. Both the
power plant and transmission line
route are covered in the application,
which was submitted on Dec. 21.
Grover Whidden, FPL manager
of external affairs, in an e-mail,
explained the process.
"This project is part of FPL's
ongoing commitment to meet the


growing need for new generation
in 2012-13 by building an advanced
technology coal power plant," Mr.
Whidden writes.
Mr. Whidden further mentions
that they have gathered input
from the community about
issues, concerns and ideas on this
project, and have spoken to hun-
dreds on the issue.
The e-mail includes a map of the
chosen route, which was selected
for the following reasons: it is collo-
cated in part with existing transmis-
sion lines; there are relatively few
homes in close proximity; the route
avoids schools and school sites; it
crosses the Caloosahatchee River at
ar existing electric utility crossing;
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A very, very short history of Lake Okeechobee


By MaryAnn Morris
Those of you who are only here
in the winter may not know of the
beginnings of this part of Florida;
how the towns around Lake Okee-
chobee came to be.
The really, really short version is
that people came here for the rich
farmland and year-around farming.
Land was cheap and investors
were plenty in the late 1800s and
just after the turn of the century.
Moore Haven, incorporated in
1916, was begun by James Moore.
His wife wrote an article for Tropic
Magazine in 1917 about the town's
beginnings: "Eighteen Months in
the Everglades." The article details
Mr. and Mrs. Moore's journey from
Fort Lauderdale to the wilds of Lake
Okeechobee, to the Moore Haven
of tents and shacks to the town it
had become a year and a half later.
It can be found online.
Clewiston got its namesake
from Alonzo Clewis of Tampa. It
was incorporated in 1920, but a
group of Japanese settlers came
years before, walking up the lake
shore to the place then called Sand
Point. Many Japanese emigrated
here to Florida, having heard from
one of their own, Joe Saki, of the
possibility of riches to be made
farming in Florida.
Yamato in Palm Beach County
was also settled by the Japanese.
Pahokee, Belle Glade, Canal
Point all followed after their sto-


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


Submitted photo
The school in Tantie (now Okeechobee) was built in 1909 to replace the original palmetto
thatch school.


ries, though, will come in a future
issue.
But Okeechobee was the grand-
mother of them all.
It was first settled by the Rauler-
sons (Peter and Louisiana) who
moved down from Basinger in
1896 to find more grazing land for
their cattle.


More people came, including
Peter Raulerson's brother, Lewis,
who opened a general store. Trav-
eling preachers stopped by and a
school for the community's chil-
dren opened in 1898.
People soon called the commu-
nity "Tantie" after its second
teacher, Tantie Huckabee.


Bit by bit, people learned about
Tantie and people came, bought
land and started businesses.
One of those was Daniel
McCarthy, founder of Glades Gas.
"He borrowed $1,000 from my
great-grandfather and built a build-
ing on the northwest corner of Park
Street and Fifth Avenue, where he


opened the D. B. McCarthy General
Store in 1915; the same year the
name of the town Tantie changed
to Okeechobee," said Mrs. Monica
Clark of her grandfather, Mr.
McCarthy. "His store had three
stores in one: a grocery store, a
clothing store and a combination
hardware and feed store. The
building where Lawn Tamer is
nowwas part of his store."
Dozier Clements also remem-
bers Okeechobee.
"When I was nine years old I
went to work in the A&P store on
Park Avenue. It was in the building
where H&H Aluminum is now,"
said Mr. Clements. "Bobby
Burgess' dad was the manager. He
gave me a job when I didn't even
know what work or a job was and
he taught me how to work. Eventu-
ally I had to leave because A&P was
a union store and I was too young
to work there. Then I worked at
Hunt's Grocery after school.


"My parents owned and operat-
ed a restaurant on Park Avenue in
the building Gladys' Restaurant is
now. It was called Mary's Coffee
Shop, after my half-sister."
According to the interviews
conducted by Twila Valentine, who
wrote for this paper until her death
in 2003, the town continued to
grow.
An Uncle Charlie Winkler came
by boat the latter part of December,
1914, about a week before a train
started running to the area, and
built a small shack in the main part
of town, putting a barbershop sign
over its door. (This became the
social center of town.)
About the same time or a bit
later came Albert Berka, who was
originally from Austria. Albert built
a bakery next door to Uncle Char-
lie's barbershop on what is now
Southwest Second Street.
Cattle ranching and fishing were
the main sources of income for the
settlers.

Drinking establishments, such
as Mr. Bryant's "rough house" over
on Taylor Creek, kept busy
throughout the year.
Ellis Meserve, who arrived by
train, opened a hardware store, the
first passenger to do so in 1915.
Hotels followed along with a
drugstore and churches.
Fishing and land speculation
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The year of God's great promises Area Church News in Brief


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
Many new years have seen my
life invaded by a white elephant.
Actually, an exchange game called
"white elephant" where people
swap wrapped gifts ranging from
good to not so good items. It's a lot
of fun, and like they say, one man's
trash is another man's treasure.
One year however, I ended up
with something that looked pretty
good on the outside but was a
mess on the inside.
Maybe you feel that way as we
start the new year. You look okay,
but while everybody's singing and
celebrating, you're hurting and
heartbroken. It is times like these


we need to remember God's
promises for us. The Scriptures tell
us that our Lord came here to
"heal the bro-,
kenhearted and
bind up their
wounds" .
(Psalm 147:3). i
The healing .
starts with
remembrance. "
Sometimes .
we have prob-
lems with for- John
getfulness in Hicks
our spiritual
lives. A study at John Hopkins
found that two things people for-
get most often are names and
where they put something. Over
thirty-eight percent of us at some


point have forgotten what we got
up to do or get!
When trials come, many of us
at times forget that God cares.
When we feel lost, we forget that
He is our guide. When things look
impossible, we forget that impos-
sibilities are God's specialty.
Throughout our country,
churches put one line sermons on
their signs to help people in their
daily walk and help remind us of
some of God's promises. As we
enter into this new year, let me
share three sign messages that
recently caught my attention. They
are worth thinking about! Is God
your steering wheel or your spare
tire?" Unplugged? Plug in and get
current with God. Christians, like
pianos, need frequent tuning.


What would happen if each
day we made an effort to make
God our steering wheel, to get
plugged in with God, and spiritual-
ly tune ourselves? What would
happen if we made 2007 the year
to remind ourselves every day of
God's promises? We might just
find our faith growing and our
hearts soaring. We might just find
strength for our souls and a more
positive outlook on life.
Our lives would be much more
blessed if we can remember the
promises we have in His Word and
that He is faithful in keeping them.
God's powerful promises can
bring hope and joy to each day of
our year!
Let's make 2007 a year of
embracing them!


Live each day, not simply the holidays


By Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Holidays come and go, then
it's back to the old routines.
That's normal and I don't think it
is so bad after all. The people
who are hap- ...
piest remem-
ber the big
events in their i
lives but it is in "
the day-to-day
living that we
share the
greatest joys.
We talk about
a "happy child- Samuel S.
hood" and it is Thomas
not a series of
celebrations one After another,
but in the daily living, sharing,
being part of a family, loving and
just being there.
A happy couple has their great
moments; good and bad, like
everyone else but what takes
place day by day is what gives
lasting happiness. With day-to-
day joys come day-to-day temp-
tations to slip back into old
habits; for better or for worse.


This is the time of year when
many good New Year's resolu-
tions come apart and good inten-
tions fall by the wayside. One of
the advertisements for breaking
bad habits shows people who
have to renew their "will power"
and really decide to do some-
thing. They talk about past efforts
and then slipping up. There is
one person who resolved to quit
a bad habit and used a strong
word to describe it "addiction."
That person gets my vote for suc-
cess this time because she is tak-
ing her situation with the serious-
ness that it merits..
I've heard people say "I can
quit/lose weight/stop anytime"
but they never do so. Others have
talked about "having enough will
power" and don't seem to make
much progress. In my own expe-
rience, the greatest gains come
when we take.very, very serious-
ly what we have to face.
The good resolutions that
people make at New Year's are
best kept in the day-to-day strug-
gle to do better or give up some-
thing that needs to be given up.
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small steps that become habits
for good and powers for change.
They are the straws that give
strength to the bundle and the
bundle resists breaking by the
collection of the many straws;
weak in themselves, but collec-
tively able to resist great forces
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They become the counter-
force to the strength of bad
things that attract us. We are
admonished to be "self con-
trolled and alert. Your enemy the
devil prowls around like a roar-
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devour (1 Peter 5:8)." It is in self-
control and awareness that we
keep our resolutions, taking seri-
ously the strength of the adversi-
ties that we wish to conquer and
practicing day by day overcom-
ing things that give us problems.
When the time of temptation
comes, we have a backlog of
resources to help. The person
with a calendar full of days of
resisting temptation has a run-
ning start over the newcomer
when "the roaring lion" appears;
there is a source of small victo-
ries to give a running start on the
big one. The big victories come


with the collection of small
ones; the small ones prepare us
for the big confrontations and
temptations.
It is in my being both self-con-
trolled and alert that I acknowl-
edge the strength of the things
that tempt me. I have to recog-
nize that they are out there too,
prowling around and awaiting a
weak moment on my part.
The holidays come and go.
They inspire me and move me to
do better; the final comfort
comes in the daily gains that
prove big things can be con-
quered a step at a time. Now and
again, there are setbacks and
slip-ups. They are not the end,
though, unless I give in and let
them be the finish of a good reso-
lution. After all, that's only one
day in many days.
Perhaps I had a head start
with the successful days that
came first. I'll draw on them for
strength and not let one day of
downturns keep me from a long-
term win. Christianity itself is like
that too; in spite of all that hap-
pens to us, God has made us -
and God makes some pretty
good stuff!


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New minimum wage increase in effect this month


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
minimum wage will be $6.67 per
hour effective Jan. 1, 2007 for all
hours worked in Florida. This
represents an hourly increase of
27 cents over the current state
minimum wage of $6.40 per
hour. Florida's minimum wage
was created in a constitutional
amendment approved by voters
on Nov. 2, 2004, and covers all
employees in the state covered
by the federal minimum wage.
The increase in the minimum
wage this year represents a 4.2
percent change in the federal
consumer price index for urban


wage earners and clerical work-
ers in the South Region for the
12-month period prior to Sept. 1,
2006. Florida's new minimum
wage will be $1.52 more than
the current $5.15 federal mini-
mum wage.
Employers must pay their
employees a wage not less than
the amount of the hourly state
minimum wage for all hours
worked in Florida. The defini-
tions of "employer," "employ-
ee," and "wage" for state pur-
poses are the same as those'
established under the federal
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


For "tipped employees" meet-
ing eligibility requirements for
the tip credit under the FLSA,
employers may count tips actu-
ally received as wages under the
FLSA, but the employer must
pay "tipped employees" a direct
wage in an amount equal to the
minimum wage of $6.67 minus
$3.02 (which, as required by
Florida's Constitution, is the
2003 tip credit existing under the
FLSA), or a direct hourly wage of
$3.65 on Jan. 1, 2007.
Employees who are not paid
the minimum wage may bring a
civil action in a court of compe-


tent jurisdiction against the
employer or any person violating
Florida's minimum wage law.
The state attorney general may
also bring an enforcement action
to enforce the minimum wage. As
stated in Florida's Constitution,
the case law, administrative inter-
pretations, and other guiding
standards under the FLSA should
be the guide regarding the con-
struction of Florida's constitution-
al amendment creating the mini-
mum wage. FLSA information
and compliance assistance can
be found at http://www.dol.gov/
dolcompliance/comp-flsa.htm.


Alico announces restructuring of Ginn contracts


LA BELLE Alico, Inc.,
announced that its subsidiary,
Alico-Agri, Ltd. has entered into
two restructured contracts with
The Ginn Development Compa-
nies and its associated partner
Lubert-Adler Real Estate Oppor-
tunity Fund, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
for the sale of Alico-Agri's prop-
erty in Lee County, Florida.
The original contracts were
entered into in 2001 and 2003,
respectively, for approximately
5,609 acres near Bonita Springs.
The total contract prices are
$62.9 million for Ginn East and


$75.5 million dollars for Ginn
West, totaling over $138 million.
Each contract required alO per-
cent initial deposit with future
payments to correspond with
certain zoning approvals.
The amended and renegotiat-
ed contracts that were executed
set Sept. 28, 2007 as the date cer-
tain for payments to Alico-Agri to
begin on both the Ginn East and
Ginn West contracts and require
annual payments for four (4)
years to satisfy full payment.
Additionally, the interest rate was
renegotiated upward to 4 percent


on the Ginn East Contract. There
are provisions in the Ginn West
Contract for time extensions, if
necessary, effectively extending
the outside payment date on the
Ginn West Parcel from 2010 to
2014. If the time extensions are
exercised by Ginn, annual option
payments are required, which
could total over $16 million,
bringing the total proceeds from
the two contracts to oirer $154
million. The Company is filing an
8K containing more details con-
cerning the modifications.
Alico Chairman and CEO John


Alexander stated that he was
pleased that the Ginn contracts
could be restructured in a mutu-
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win-win scenario for each party
and for the community. "We con-
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We have worked diligently to
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benefit of the Alico shareholders.
The negotiation of these amend-
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Debt-weary consumers face the January blues


WEST PALM BEACH Now
that the holidays are over, many
consumers are haunted by the
shopping ghosts of holidays
past, as bulging bank and credit
card statements arrive in the
mail. The momentum turns
from holiday shopping and
cheer to panic and fear for those
who piled holiday charges onto
an already-heavy debt load.
"This is the time of year for
many consumers when the joy
of the holiday season becomes a
distant memory and the conse-
quences of overspending begin
to set in," said Jessica Cecere,
president of Consumer Credit
Counseling Service of Palm
Beach County and the Treasure
Coast (CCCS). "It is also a great
time to get a handle on debt and
make changes to ensure a
healthy financial future."
Average credit card debt for
households with at least one
credit card has more than tripled
over the last two decades. As bal-
ances begin to bulge, consumers
should not take the power of
budgeting for granted. CCCS
offers these tips to help con-
sumers get started on a strategy
to reduce and eliminate debt:


Make a New Year's resolu-
tion to: balance your checkbook
each time you receive a pay-
check to ensure that you are not
spending more than the amount
you make.
Keep track of your bills.
Designate a' filing cabinet or
secured box for bills and finan-
cial statements. Make separate
files for bank statements, tax
documents, credit card bills,
medical receipts, mortgage
statements and other records.
Keep up with due dates.
Create a monthly budget.
Your budget is your spending
plan. To create a budget plan,
determine your monthly income
and recurring expenses like rent
or mortgage payments, utility
bills, food, transportation costs,
tuition, savings, entertainment
and personal grooming. Then
identify other recurring and peri-
odic expenses like, clothing,
appliances and maintenance,
gifts, insurance and vacations.
Prioritize your expenses
and spending. After writing
down your expenses, prioritize
them based oh your "needs ver-
sus wants." Set spending limits
and estimate costs for each


expense. If any funds are left
over after monthly expenses are
paid, split them between debt
reduction and savings. Pay down
high-interest credit card bills and
loans. Use extra funds to
increase your savings and look
for ways to reduce daily spend-
ing. Bringing your lunch instead
of eating out and.skipping that
morning coffee and muffin can
add up to hundreds of dollars in
savings each month.
Develop a diversified sav-
ings plan. Savings should not be
limited to retirement planning.
It's important to save for a down
payment on a home or vehicle or
for uncovered medical expens-
es. Make regular deposits in an
inteiest-bearing account. Take
advantage of employer-spon-
sored benefits, such as retire-
ment and flexible spending
accounts.
Recognize the early warn-
ing signs of debt trouble. You
may be approaching a debt crisis
if: you're behind on the mort-
gage or rent and utilities, you're
using credit to buy items you
should be able to buy with cash,
you're skipping some payments
to make others, you're getting


notices or calls from bill collec-
tors, or if more than 25 percent
of your take-home pay is going
to credit card debt.
Don't suffer in silence; take
action and get help. If you are
feeling overwhelmed, there are
steps you can take. If you know
you are going to have problems
making payments, you can con-
tact your creditors to explain
your situation and what you're
doing to meet your debt obliga-
tions. Depending on the credi-
tors' policies and your situation,
credit and payment history, you
may be able to negotiate the
amount of your next payment or
a lower interest rate. Remember,
your creditors would rather keep
you as a customer than lose you
to bankruptcy or foreclosure.
You can also work with a certi-
fied credit counselor who will
help you assess your situation-
and provide tools to help you
develop a plan of action.
CCCS provides confidential
budget counseling, money man-
agement education, debt Man-
agement programs and other
services to help consumers.
Contact CCCS at 800-330-CCCS
or online at www.cccsinc.org.


Beginning in 2007, section
448.109, Florida Statutes, requires
that employers who must pay
their employees the Florida mini-
mum wage to post a minimum
wage notice in a conspicuous and
accessible place in each establish-
ment where such employees are
employed. This poster require-
ment is in addition to the federal
requirement to post a notice of
the federal minimum wage. Flori-


da's minimum wage poster is
available for downloading in Eng-
lish and Spanish from the Agency
for Workforce Innovation's web-
page at: http://www.floridajobs.
org/resources/fl_minwage.html.
The federal poster can be down-
loaded from the U.S. Department
of Labor website at:
http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/com
pliance/posters/flsa.htm.


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Five ways to relieve the burden of holiday debt


WEST PALM BEACH The
holidays are a wonderful time full
of having fun with friends and.
family and giving gifts to the peo-
ple we care about. For many con-
sumers, however, the joy of the
season will soon be replaced by
the stress of paying holiday debt.
"It is easy to get caught up in
the excitement of giving during
the holidays," said Jessica Cecere,
president of Consumer Credit
Counseling Service of Palm Beach
County and the Treasure Coast
(CCCS). "But many overdo a
good thing and then struggle to
make even minimum payments
on their credit cards."
CCCS advises consumers to
top their list of New Year's resolu-
tions with a commitment to
improve their financial outlook.
To help consumers tackle what
can be a stressful time, CCCS sug-
gests following the following tips:
1. Know how much you owe.
A common mistake is not keep-
ing track of debt. The thinking is
that as long as you can keep up
with the payments, everything is
fine.
However, if circumstances
change due to a layoff or other
unexpected event, you could find
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as mortgage or rent, utilities, food,
transportation, entertainment,
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expenses are not more than your
income. If they are, go back to the
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Your goal is three to six months of
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Arrest Report


Crime Stoppers


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform the
newspaper. We will confirm the
information and print it.
Hendry County

Clewiston
Alejandro Centeno, 23, was
arrested and charged Dec. 31 with
DUI by D/S Nathan Reed.
Willie Deneric Treadwill, 24,
was arrested and charged with
violation of probation
Kenneth 'Robert McKenzie,
21, was arrested and charged
with felony battery on Nov. 8.
A 17-year-old girl was arrest-
ed and charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon
Dec. 27. D/S Timothy Neidert was
arresting officer.
A 14-year-old boy was arrest-
ed Dec. 27 and charged with
smuggling contraband into a
detention facility. D/S James Clark
was arresting officer.
Douglas Scott Shelton, 18,
was arrested Dec. 27 and charged
with criminal mischief over
$1,000. Arresting officer was D/S
Michael Stevens.
John Henry Horton, 72, was
arrested and charged Dec. 23 with
burglary of a conveyance. Arrest-
ing officer was Cpl. Juan Soto.
Robert Thomas McGrath, 39,
was arrested and charted Dec. 24
with driving with a suspended
license-habitual offender. Arrest-
ing officer was D/S Nathan Kirk.
Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
Jacqueline Dixon, 19, of
Northwest Third Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 26,


by PBSO by Department of Cor-
rections Officer and charged with
violation of probation grand
theft. No bond was set.
Frank Anthony Smith, 24, of
State Road 715, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 26, by PBSO and
charged with possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell. No bond
was set.
Christopher L. Lusane, 33, of
Northwest 12th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 27,
by PBSO and charged with
domestic battery. No bond was
set.
Felipe Lopez, 42, of North-
east 30th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by Depart-
ment of Corrections Officer and
charged with violation of proba-
tion leaving scene of a crash
involving injury and possession of
cocaine. He is being held without
bond.
Derrick Kirksey, 21, of South-
west 13th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with larceny theft of
more than $300 but less than
$5,000; fraud illegal credit card
use. He was later released on a
surety bond.
Gerald Kitchen, 19, of South-
west Sixth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with domestic battery.
No bond was set.
Terrance Federick, 26, of
Northwest 13th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 28,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with possession of cocaine
with intent to sell within 1,000 feet
of a specified area, selling or pos-
session of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a park.
DeWayne Ulysses Hale, 29,
of Southwest Avenue C, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 28,
by PBSO and charged with larce-
ny theft of $300 or more but less
than $10,000 from a person of 65
years of age or older; crimes


against elderly person exploita-
tion of elderly of less than
$20,000. No bond was set.
Jemorad Harper, 19, of
Southwest Avenue C, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO
and charged with domestic bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Warren Lee Jones, 43, of East
Canal Street South, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO
and charged with domestic bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Claudel Claude, 27, of South-
east Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO and
charged with larceny theft of
more than $300 but less than
$5,000. No bond was set.
Lance Joseph, 18, of North-
west Avenue F, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by West Palm
Beach Police Department and
charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon. No bond was set.
Herman Thomas, 35, of
Southwest Avenue D, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 29, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
manufacturing synthetic nar-
cotics. No bond was set.
Samuel Zapata, 35, of
Southeast Fourth Street, was
arrested January 1, 2007 and
charged with aggravated battery
- cause bodily harm or disability.
No bond w as set.
Joseph Emanuel Bienaime,
29, of Southwest Third Street
was arrested Jan. 1 and charged
with cocaine distribution and
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams. He was
released on bond.
Pahokee
Gary Nathaniel Lewis, 40, of
Banyan Avenue, Pahokee was
arrested on Dec. 29, by and
charged with domestic battery -
cause bodily harm and released
to supervised own recognizance.
Tyron Anthony Graddick, 21,


of Carissa Drive, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with bur-
glary with assault or battery. He is
being held without bond.
Gary Nathaniel Lewis, 40, of
Banyan Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 29, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with domes-
tic battery causing bodily harm. He
is being held without bond.
James Pryor, 30, of Eisenhow-
er Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
on Dec. 1, 2007, for robbery, petit
larceny and aggravated battery -
cause bodily harm or disability.
No bond was set.
South Bay
Maurice LaShaw King, 18, of
Southwest Sixth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 27, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with larceny theft of more than
$300 but less than $5,000 grand
theft. No bond was set.
Jose L. Monroy, 44, of Park
Place, South Bay, was arrested on
Dec. 27, by PBSO and charged
with domestic battery; simple
assault with intent to do violence;
kidnap false imprisonment of an
adult. He was later released on a
cash bond and supervised release.
Taurance Lovely, 31, of
Northwest llth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 28, by
PBSO on a warrant charging him
with failure to appear on a written
promise to appear; failure to
appear for arraignment on Nov.
21, 2006 on charges of operating a
vehicle while license
suspended/cancelled or revoked
and unlawful speed. He was later
released on a surety bond.
Emmanuel P. Knight, 35, of
Jasmine Court, South Bay, was
arrested Jan. 1, 2007 and charged
with grand theft of a vehicle, third
degree and a second offense of
driving with a suspended license.
No bond was set.


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following "wanted fugitive."
Mitchell Harris, age 39, is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 10 inch-
es tall and weighs approximately
180 pounds. He has a scar on his
chest and has been formerly
employed as a stock person. His
last known address was on
Amaryllis Avenue, Pahokee.
He is wanted on charges of


CLEWISTON Chief Don
Gutshall of the Clewiston Police
Department announced that
Assistant Chief Kristine Petersen
has completed the FEMA Profes-
sional Development Series in
Emergency Management. The
series consists of several courses
including: Decision Making and
Problem Solving, Effective Com-
munication, Leadership and
Influence, Principles of Emer-
gency Management, Emergency
Planning, Developing and Man-
aging Volunteers, Exercise
Design and Multi-Hazard Emer-
gency Planning for Schools. Cul-
mination of Petersen's studies
resulted in Professional Certifi-
cation by FEMA and 6.8 college
credit hours.
The series was a critical mile-
stone for the City of Clewiston
and the citizens who depend on
us. The last few years have
shown us the importance of
preparation and planning. This
certification will now allow us to
be more proactive in the mitiga-
tion of serious natural and man
made disasters. Another certified
FEMA professional will be of


grand theft
(two counts).
Anyone
with informa-
tion on the
whereabouts
of this wanted
fugitive is
asked to con-
tact the Crime
Stoppers at 1- Mitchell
(800)-458- Harris
TIPS (8477) or
online at: www.crimestopper
spbc.com.


invaluable assistance to the cur-
rent Operations Center Comman-
der Bo Pelham. In addition, we
can now make available more
planning and policy assistance to
the Hendry County School Board
to help our ongoing efforts to pro-
tect our students.
Table top exercise for the
department will begin early in
the New Year. Assistant Chief
Petersen's certification was the
culmination 17 months of inten-
sive training and travel. Her dedi-
cation to the citizens of Clewis-
ton is unrivaled. We are all very
proud of her accomplishments
and eager to put her knowledge
and training into action.


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Older adults at risk of falls, ways to avoid them


According to the U.S. Center for
Disease Control (CDC), falls are a
leading cause of injury death
among adults over the age of 65.
Falls may be caused by a num-
ber of factors. Being aware of those
factors may help prevent injuries.
According to the CDC, these factors
include the following:
*Many older adults lose flexibili-
ty and agility due to lack of exercise.
To keep older muscles strong and
flexible, older adults are encour-
aged to participate in a regular
exercise program that includes
emphasis on strength, balance and
flexibility.
Medication may cause a per-
son to become lightheaded or
drowsy. Be aware of the side effects
of. medications. If a medication
makes you dizzy or drowsy, ask
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A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


tion might be better. If that is not
possible, ask your doctor if you can
take the medication before bed-
time.
Poor eyesight can lead to mis-
steps and falls. Have your eyesight
checked annually.
Be aware of safety in the
home. Eliminate hazards that
might be tripped over; add railings'
to stairways; add a safety bar in the


shower; make sure rugs have "no
slip" backings; improve lighting.
The following information on
falls was provided by the CDC:
How big
is the problem?
More than one third of adults
65 and older fall each year in the
United States. eAmong older
adults, falls are the leading cause of
injury deaths. They are also the
most common cause of nonfatal
injuries and hospital admissions for
trauma (CDC 2005).
In 2003, more than 13,700
people 65 and older died from
injuries related to falls; about 1.8
million people 65 and older were
treated in emergency departments
for nonfatal injuries from falls, and
about 460,000 of these patients


were hospitalized
The rates of fall-related deaths
among older adults rose signifi-
cantly over the past decade
(Stevens 2006).
What outcomes
are linked to falls?
Twenty percent to 30 percent
of people who fall suffer moderate
to severe injuries such as bruises,
hip fractures, or head traumas.
These injuries can make it hard to
get around and limit independent
living. They also can increase the
risk of early death
Most fractures among older
adults are caused by falls (Bell et al.
2000).
The most common fractures
are of the spine, hip, forearm, leg,
ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand


(Scott 1990).
Many people who fall, even
those who are not injured, develop
a fear of falling. This fear may cause
them to limit their activities, leading
to reduced mobility and physical fit-
ness, and increasing their actual
risk of falling.
In 2000, direct medical costs
totaled $179 million for fatal falls
and $19 billion for nonfatal fall
injures.
Who is at risk?
Men are more likely to die
from a fall. After adjusting for age,
the fall fatality rate in 2003 was 49
percent higher for men than for
women.
Women are much more likely
than men to have nonfatal fall
injuries.


In 2003, about 72 percent of
older adults admitted to the hospi-
tal for hip fractures were women.
The risk of being seriously.
injured in a fall increases with age.
In 2001, the rates of fall injuries for
adults 85 and older were four to five
times that of adults 65 to 74.
Nearly 85 percent of deaths
from falls in 2003 were among peo-
ple 75 and older.
People 75 and older who fall
are four to five times more likely to
be admitted to a long-term care
facility for year or longer.
Before making any changes in
your diet or exercise routine, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medication. Some drugs
react badlyto foods thatwould oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."


Health department warns of


carbon monoxide dangers


LABELLE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
informs the residents and visitors
of the Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties of Florida of the risks and
dangers associated with carbon
monoxide (CO) exposure and
poisoning.
"Carbon monoxide can be
fatal if the exposure is severe
enough," said the Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart-
ment Director Neftali Fernandez,
M.D. "The use of indoor gas
heaters and fire places may lead
to high exposures if these
devices are not directly vented to
the outside or if they malfunc-
tion. Local residents and visitors
should carefully monitor them-
selves as well as their loved ones
when using fuel-operated appli-
ances."
Invisible, odorless and taste-
less, CO is a highly poisonous
gas produced by burning fuels
such as gasoline, natural gas,
kerosene, charcoal and wood.
Inside a home, CO can come
from a gas-fueled furnace, gas
water heater, gas clothes dryer,
gas ranges, kerosene space
heaters, portable generators, gas
or charcoal grills, fireplaces or
wood stoves. At low concentra-


tions, CO causes fatigue in
healthy people and chest pains
for those with heart disease. At
higher concentrations, CO
inhalation causes impaired
vision and coordination,
headaches, dizziness, confusion,
nausea and death. The risk of ill-
ness or death increases as the
concentration of CO in the air
and the duration of exposure
increase. Dangerous CO levels
arise when home appliances are
used incorrectly or are poorly
maintained.
Here are some very important
precautions to help prevent CO
poisoning:
Be sure all combustion
appliances are installed and
used according to the manufac-
turer's instructions.
Have the heating system
inspected annually by a qualified
person such as an appropriately
licensed contractor or a gas utili-
ty representative.
Have exhaust ventilation
systems, including chimneys,
flues and vents, checked every
year.
NEVER burn charcoal
inside a house, garage, vehicle
or tent not even in a fireplace.
Avoid using unvented gas


or kerosene heaters in enclosed
spaces, especially sleeping
areas.
NEVER leave an automo-
bile running in a garage even
with the garage door open.
Don't leave the rear win-
dow or tailgate of a vehicle open
while driving. CO from the
exhaust can be pulled inside the
car, van or camper.
Install CO alarms in your
home. Purchase battery operat-
ed CO alarms or plug-in CO
alarms with battery backup
according to manufacturer's
installation instructions. The CO
alarm should be certified to the
requirements of the latest safety
standards for CO alarms (UL
2034, IAS 6-96, CSA 6.19.01).
Replace CO alarm batteries
once a year and test alarms fre-
quently.
NEVER use a portable gen-
erator indoors, including in
homes, garages, basements,
crawl spaces, sheds and other
enclosed or partially enclosed
areas. ALWAYS locate portable
generators outdoors on a dry
surface, away from doors, win-
dows, vents and air conditioning
equipment that could allow CO
to come indoors.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007
6:30 p.m.
John Boy Auditorium
1200 WC Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440

The public is invited to attend a public meeting to present information on the draft
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement concerning major rehabilitation of the
Herbert Hoover Dike, specifically the modified design of Reaches 2 and 3, and filling in of
the toe ditch in those areas. Herbert Hoover Dike is divided into eight segments or
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Local George Anderson, LaBelle's Macadamia nut man


By Kristin Hunter
George Anderson could be
called the macadamia nut man.
However, he likes to call himself a
backyard breeder enthusiast. He
hopes to put LaBelle on the map as
the macadamia nut capital of the
world, eventually replacing citrus
with macadamias. With all the talk
about citrus decreasing due to cit-
rus canker and now greening this
could be a great avenue for citrus
farmers or anyone with a little bit of
land. He started growing the trees
ten years ago to find out what
worked best because the University
of Florida couldn't help him with
his research on macadamia trees.
He has been experimenting with
macadamia nut trees on his ten
acre farm on A. Rd. to find out
which trees produce the biggest
and best macadamia nuts. He has
28 varieties of macadamia trees
and has cross bred them until he
has designed some very plentiful
trees. The trees he has patented so
far are the A-4 and the A-16. He will
soon be patenting two more trees;
the Queen Anne and the Princess
Anne named after his wife. The
nuts are as large as ping pong balls
or quarters.
According to Mr. Anderson,
nine point one million
macadamias are imported to the
US every year from Austrailia,
Africa and Hawaii making the nuts
very expensive. The nuts are also
expensive because they are being
produced on expensive land in
Hawaii. There are also not enough
nuts in production today.
Macadamias are currently going for
$5 per lb. and $8-10 per pound for
high grade nuts. The macadamia
nut was the very last nut put on the
market. His trees are producing
such large nuts that a specific com-
pany is having to reinvent one of its
tools to make it large enough for his
macadamias.
The trees are very suitable for
Florida farmland. Actually, Florida
has much better conditions than
most places because we have
more rainfall. They grow in very
acid ground. George spends $90 a
month for acid and fertilizer on his
ten acre farm and uses a 15-gallon
can of sulfuric acid.
Right now Australia is the #1
producer of macadamias. Africa is
#2 and Hawaii is #3.
Mr. Anderson said, "In our soci-
ety we need to take into considera-
tion the factor of feeding our peo-
ple in case of emergency instead of
importing goods from other
places."
Macadamias are very healthy


An up close picture of the sheer size of Mr. Anderson's
macadamias.


nuts full of the "good fat" or mono
saturated fat. It attacks the fat in
arteries and cleans them out.
Therefore, McCall bird owners are
buying the shells because McCall's
receive little or no exercise so it is a
great diet for them.
The peak harvest time or sea-
son is mid August to December or
January. The A-4 and A-16 peak
harvest time or season runs from
September to the end of January.
It is important to plant the trees
15 ft. apart so they have enough
room to grow. Mr. Anderson has
not used an ounce of insecticides
on the trees in the ten years he has
been growing them. He has only
used pesticide on the ground
beneath the tree to keep the grass
from growing too high. A five year
old tree will produce 100 pounds of
nuts per year.
Last October, an article about
Mr. Anderson was written. That
article produced 120 calls. Out of
120 calls, he was only able to call
the first 20 back and sold all his
trees, which speaks to the demand
for the trees. Mr. Anderson refuses
to sell to big businesses and wants
to keep the small farmer in busi-
ness so 1,000 trees is the biggest
order Mr. Anderson allows. Mr.
Anderson produced 1,000 Ibs. of
nuts last year and 5,000 lbs. this
year. He said each tree doubles in
production every year.
The beauty of the nut is that
everything is useful. The shell is
used to make charcoal in Hawaii,
the nuts are healthy to eat and
lower cholesterol. The husk is used
for fertilizer and the oil is good to
eat on salads or used as sun block
because it produces 80 percent UV
protection that actually repairs
damaged skin.
Mr. Anderson gives four reasons
why the macadamia tree is such a


great product.
S# 1-It is a cash crop where you
time the market; the market does-
n't time you.
#2-It gives a good return in
the third year in comparison to
seven years for citrus.
#3-No insecticides are neces-
sary and it's non labor intensive.
#4-It's economical to fertilize;
Requires no insecticides.
Mr. Anderson is currently work-
ing on a natural herbicide for the
grass around the bottom of the tree
so the trees can be grown com-
pletely organically.
The biggest problem Mr. Ander-
son says, are squirrels, but that can
be eliminated by building a barrier
wall or in his case, a 15 ft. deep
ditch around his entire property.
The nuts literally pick them-
selves by falling off the trees and
cracking to let you know that they
are ready. He uses anti-stress on his
small trees before a big freeze to
get them through.
The A-4 is not as prone to wind
damage as some of the other vari-
eties of trees and it produces well.
Mr. Anderson also grows other
exotic trees such as the Merenga
and the edible hibiscus tree which
he eats to get rid of wrinkles and
fine lines.
He says in order to get an agri-
cultural tax exemption from the
state one must have 50 trees on
their property. But one can plant
180 trees per acre. Therefore, you
don't have to have 20 or more acres
to produce this crop. You can sim-
ply be a small land owner.
The A-4 and the A-16 are third
year producers where minimal
equipment is needed. Mr. Ander-
son currently uses a tool that looks
like a slinky to pick up the nuts off
the ground but will be using a har-
vesting machine this coming year


Moore Haven Elementary


Caloosa Belle/Kristin Hunter
Mr. Anderson shows Edward Abdenour, an interested small landowner in Homestead, the
size of the macadamia nuts in comparison to a quarter.


because he is producing too much
for it to be done manually. An injec-
tor is also needed for fertilizing. He
sells the trees for $30-$35 per tree.
Mr. Anderson goes through about a
bag of fertilizer per month. He uses
two different types depending on
the season. He waters them twice a
day and leaves the trees in full sun.
He is currently selling to small
farmers who want to get started
with a great cash crop and bird
owners/breeders. He hopes to
eventually sell to health food stores,
candy bar and cookie makers and
cosmetic companies. The opportu-
nities are endless.
He is hoping that with the
downfall in the realty market, the
cost of land will drop, allowing for
more farmland to be used for
growing this cash crop and in
return putting LaBelle on the map
as the macadamia nut capital of the
world.


School News

SAC meeting


RHROHHOBS Titlzens of the month scheduled


MOORE HAVEN The fol-
lowing students have earned
recognition as November Citi-
zens 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 consid-
eration, sympathy, compassion,


gentleness, goodness, and gen-
erosity.
The following students are
commended for their efforts:
Kindergarten: Alexis Auler,
Kasey Estes, Joseph Gray,
Austyn Kellogg
First grade: Carlos Cardona.
Legacy Hart, Patrick Heflin, Uly-
ses Ortiz, Gaven Rednour


Community Events


Narcotics
Anonymous meets
Narcotics Anonymous meets
Monday at 7 p.m. for open dis-
cussion meeting at Buck Head
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, Buckhead Ridge. For more
information please call (863)
634-4780.
Hurricane
help available
Help is still available for Hur-
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local Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
but you must register again!
Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) is a
caring network of Hendry and
Glades Counties' civic, social,


service, and faith-based groups,
agencies, and organizations,
along with concerned individu-
als and businesses, formed to
address the physical, emotional,
and spiritual needs of the com-
munity in the restoration and
rebuilding of their lives and
homes in times of a natural or
man-made disaster.
CREW will provide collabora-
tive leadership and advocacy in
meeting the needs for revitaliz-
ing and improving the quality of
life for the most vulnerable in the
community.
For more information, ques-
tions, or to schedule an appoint-
ment, please call of visit: CREW
Headquarters, First United
Methodist Church, 352 W.
Arcade Avenue, Clewiston,
phone (863) 983-4316 (John


Second grade: Fabian Pena,
Cody Peterson, Wyatt Ward
Fourth grade: Keely Farnam,
Brianna Luna
Fifth grade: Elizabeth John-
son, Samantha Rudd, Donald
Wilson
Sixth grade: Jarren Beck,
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3:16) or email CREWheadquar-
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MHHS
Class Reunion planned
The MHHS Class of '86 is hav-
ing its 20 year reunion on Home-
coming Weekend this year.
Organizers are inviting the Class
of '87 and Class of '88 to join the
fun, as well. Reunion planners
are in need of assistance in locat-
ing and notifying all members of
the above classes. The initial
plan is to have a tailgate type get-
together the night of the Home-
coming Game and, on the fol-
lowing day, have a BBQ for the
family at the City Park or a simi-
lar location. Anyone interested in
assisting may contact David Lee
at dlee-1967@skyeone.com or
(863)946-2512.


The School Advisory Council of
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School will hold its regular month-
ly meeting on Monday, Jan. 8,
2007 at 7 p.m. in the media center.
Help your child
succeed in school
"PASSport to Success" is a
series of six sessions with parents,
or guardians, to help them with
their children and their school
work. Parents will learn how to
pick a place to do homework, set
aside time, listen to their children,
help then get ready to take a test,
take notes, and much more.
The PASSport to Success series
will be held every Wednesday
from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. begin-
ning Jan. 17, and ending Feb. 21,
at the Glades County School Dis-
trict Board Room in Moore
Haven, 400 10th Street S.W.
Call (863) 674-4565 or (800)
316-7057 to reserve your seat.
JR-SR High needs
substitute teachers
Moore Haven Jr.-Sr. High
School is in need of substitutes for
the current school year. Applica-
tion packets are available in the
front office. For more information,
please call Lori Bond from 7:30
a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at (863) 946-
0811, (863) 983-9600, (863) 675-
7715 or (863) 467-7722.


INI/Nena Bolan
Moore Haven Restaurant was manned by this crew of seven
on Friday, December 29 From left to right are Joy Arnold, Pat
McCray, Jennifer Arnold, Tammy Sexton, Peggy Bowman and
Annie Pearl Forrest. Popeye stands in the back.


Tradition
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ing a lighter texture so the flavor
of the fish is not overpowered by
a heavy batter.
The fish is fried just long
enough so it is not overdone, but
is still very crispy. The customer
also has a choice of several sides
such as cheese grits, baked
beans, potato salad and vegeta-


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are extremely lucky to have a para-
professional like Cristina working
with them."
According to people who know
her, the work she does with her stu-
dents is outstanding. The students
love working with her, they said.
She has helped them improve
nearly a whole grade level in read-
ing this past year an impressive
feat.
"She is extremely helpful when I
need some one to translate during
conferences or phone calls and has
helped me translate letters into
Spanish when needed, to send
home to parents," said the princi-
pal.
One of Cristina's co-workers
had only kind things to say of her.


bles of the day.
Ms. Forrest and assistant man-
ager, Joy Arnold explained that
the establishment has been in
Moore Haven around 60 years: It.
is presently owned by Albert Lee,
and they claim that he is a hard
working and generous boss,
which makes it easier for the
restaurant's crew of seven to satis-
fy the customer.
Staff Writer NenaBolan can be
Sreachedatnbolan@yahoo.com.


"She is always smiling, courte-
ous, a genuine pleasure to be
around. Not only does she support
the students, Mrs. Noguera is avery
kind and loving human being. She
is always willing to go above and
beyond the call of duty to help our
LEP (Limited English Proficient)
students. She does an incredible
job helping to bridge the curricu-
lum gap."
Ms. Noguera has come to be
known as an exemplary worker.
"Cristina Noguera is a very dedi-
cated educator, said Debra Davis,
curriculum specialist, at West
Glades School. "Most days, she
goes the extra mile and then some
more. She supports her co-workers
as well."
"I am proud to call her my co-
worker and my friend. She is truly
an asset to this school and our
entire community."


The Glades County Veterans Service Office is
pleased to announce we have begun a veterans out-
reach program to better serve the veteran popula-
tion of Glades County.
For veterans, or survivors seeking assistance with
obtaining benefits or with health care issues we
can be reached at the following locations:
Monday 8:00am until 11:30am
The Buckhead Ridge, Community Center
Tuesday 8:00am until 11:30am
The Muse Area Community Center
Wednesday 8:00am until 12:00 Noon and
1:00pm until 4:00pm
The American Legion Post in Moore Haven
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Telephone number in Moore Haven is 863-946-1281
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PO Box 1018 Moore Haven, FL 33471


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students, recent grads, re-
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Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
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800)940-2778, www.drive-
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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
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National OTR positions.
Food grade tanker, no haz-
mat, no pumps, great bene-
fits, competitive pay & new
equipment. (866)GO-BY-
NUM. Need 2 years experi-
ence.
Electricians Needed
for long term project
in Belle Glade.
Call (561)882-0332
EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
Now accepting applications
for a Full-Time Member
Services Representative.
Must have excellent com-
munication skills and BSA
training A+ and Bi-lingual
A+. May apply in person
or mail resume to:
1099 W. Ventura Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attn: Brandy Bulifant
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Needed at Florida Community
Health Centers. ,iingiiil pre-
ferred. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
Apply at 315 South W. C.
wen Ave, Clewiston, FL
or fax resume to
(863) 983-9604.
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TELLER SUPERVISOR
Experienced teller needed to supervise teller line
to ensure prompt, efficient, and friendly service.
Duties include assisting tellers in processing all
banking and general ledger transactions,
instructing tellers in their responsibilities and
coordinating employee scheduling.
Apply in person at:
205 W.C. Owen Ave., Clewiston
or send or fax resume to:
Sheila
RO. Box 1779
Clewiston, FL 33440.
FAX (863)983-5860.
EOE

Area Family Support Specialist (AFSS) needed
at RCMA to work in Rural Southwest Florida. The
purpose of the position is to coordinate & develop
family support staff by supporting, role modeling,
mentoring & training them so that families, staff &
community partners work as a cohesive team
enabling families to attain their goals. Individual
must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work,
Human Services or related field; Bilingual English
and Spanish; Salary is competitive & negotiable.
Send resume by email to the following:
Ivette@rcma.org
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not dis-
criminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual
orientation, age, national origin, religion, or disabilities.


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UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION

MILL ROLL WELDERS (11 Openings)
$17.28/hour plus Benefits
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
If you have at least six months of welding experience please
explore this unique opportunity.
We have eleven new openings that need to be filled
immediately
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Safely weld mill rolls in to maintain efficiencies and facilitate
Ti irin riii,: .njnd i-_ p ir
RESPONSIBILITIES:
"eld .i ll nli ij 'i : I l I itl: *: r ii ''l ii
Comply with operational and safety training.
Perform routine safety checks on equipment and
maintain all records pertinent to the job.
Perform or assist in maintenance and repairs needed
throughout the tandems.
Must comply with company, local, state and.federal
regulations related to health and safety.
Able to work alone or with minimal supervision.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest
diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are em-
ployee owned and have world class benefits including out-
standing medical, 401K, retirement income and employee
stock ownership. The Company is headquartered on the
southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee.between
Fort Myers and West Palm.
If interested please do one of the following:
Stop In: Employment Office on WC Owen Drive
in Clewiston(Ask for Letty or John)
Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax: 863-902-2889
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a
diverse workforce. Women and Minorities are
encouraged to apply


FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Has one positionn available for
METER READER
$9.50 an hour with benefits
The City of South Bay is accepting applications for a
Meter Reader. The class will be responsible for read-
ing, connecting/disconnecting, installing ,or. repairing
meters, repair of water and sewer lines and answ.
customers questions. This position must be able to
operate moderate equipment. Must have a high school
diploma or GED. Must have a valid Florida's Drivers
Lic. Background checks and drug screenings will be
required is part of the application process. Veteran's
preference. Applications will be accepted until position
is filled.
Apply at the
City of South Bay, Human Res. Dept.
335 SW 2nd Ave.
South Bay, FL 33493
Fax resume to (561)996-7950
Email to parchmenta(southbaycity.com
The City of South Bay is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

ECMHSP is now accepting applications for a Teacher to work
with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head Start
Program. Responsible for providing a developmentally
appropriate Head Start environment and for overall
management of the classroom. Provides training and
assistance to Assistant Teachers and volunteers, under
supervision of the Early Childhood Education Specialist.
Preferred: A.A./A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education or
related field with enrollment in Bachelors degree program, and
two years experience in teaching early childhood. Bilingual
(Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED
and CDA Credential for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), enrollment in an Associate's
degree program, and three years working with young children.
Starting salary $9.64 -10.13 per hour. Personal Leave and
employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 1/10/07.
Send resume/letter of interest to: East Coast Migrant Head
Start Project, 1111 SE Federal Highway, Suite 226, Stuart, FL
34994 or fax to: 1-888-781-2372
EOE, ADA


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UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION
Railroad Switchman- January thru April
$17.28 per Hour plus Benefits
Three Openings
US Sugar is seeking Railroad Switchman for their Clewiston lo-
cation. Training is provided. Previous railroad experience is
helpful but not necessary. Candidates must pass the Trades
Operator Selection Test (TOST) to become qualified
for employment.
RESPONSIBILITIES
* Perform lifting; bending, climbing and ability to
dismount moving railroad equipment.
* Check switch points for proper alignment and
throw switches properly.
* Maintain written documentation pertaining to the job.
* Maintain clear communication using hand signals, radio
and lantern.
* Proper operation of hand brakes
* Ability to couple and uncouple equipment.
* Perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job.
* Work in changing outdoor/indoor environments.
* Work a shift schedule and overtime as necessary.
TRAINING PERIOD
Candidates will have a six-week training period that pays
$14.28 per hour. Those that successfully complete the train-
ing continue their employment at $17.28 per hour.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and have world class benefits. The Company is head-
quartered on the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee
between Fort Myers and West Palm.
For Immediate consideration please
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2889
Stop in at the Employment Office on WC Owen Drive
in Clewiston
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a di-
verse workforce. Women and Minorities are
encouraged to apply

ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Family Services
Coordinator in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for
the on-going recruitment and enrollment of center children and
for the implementation of Social Services and Parent
Involvement areas of the program. Also assists in assessing
that health and disability services are provided. Preferred:
Associate's degree in Human Services, Social Work or related
field and two years experience working with children and
families, or Family Development Credential or equivalent and 3
years experience working with children and families and active
enrollment in an Associate's degree program in a Human
Services field. Experience in community services. Bilingual
(Sp/Engor Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED
and five years experience working with children and families.
Experience in community services. Family Development
Credential or equivalent or active enrollment in an Associate's
degree program within one year. Starting salary $10.44 -10.97
per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement
plan. Closing date: 1/10/07. Send resume/letter of interestto:
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, 1111 SE Federal
Highway, Suite 226,.Stuart, FL 34994 orfaxto:
1-888-781-2372
EOE, ADA

ECMHSP is now accepting applications for
Center Director/ECE to supervise the operation of a Migrant
Head Start Program. Responsible for overseeing the
programmatic and financial daily operations to ensure
compliance with all policies and procedures of ECMHSR Head
Start Performance Standards and all applicable federal, state
and local laws and regulations. Provide on-going direction,
support, training and technical assistance for classroom staff
in support of quality Early Childhood Education services for
migrant children and families. Preferred: Masters degree in
Early Childhood, Business Administration, Child Development,
Child Care Management, or related field, and two years
supervisory/administrative experience. Head Start experience.
Acceptable: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Business
Administration, Child Development, Child Care Management, or
related field and five years supervisory/administrative
experience. Head Start experience preferred. Starting salary
$673.20 707.20 weekly. Annual and Sick Leave and
employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 1/10/07.
Send resume/letter of interest to: East Coast Migrant Head
Start Project, 1111 SE Federal Highway, Suite 226, Stuart, FL
34994 orfax to: 1-888-781-2372
EOE, ADA..

ECMHSP is now accepting applications for an Assistant
Teacher to work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a
Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for assisting in the
provision of developmentally appropriate activities and care
for Head Start children underthe guidance and direction of
the Teacher. Position supported by the Early Childhood
Education Specialist. Preferred: CDA for working with
appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), and 2
years experience, and active enrollment in Associates degree
program. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High
School Diploma/GED and CDA Credential for working with
appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school) and two
yearsexperience, working with young children. Starting
salary $8.77 -9.21 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-
matched retirement plan. Closing date: 1/10/07. Send
resume/letter of interest to: East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project, 1111 SE Federal Highway, Suite 226, Stuart, FL 34994
or fax to: 1-888-781-2372
EOE, ADA


Geo
The ~EO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized.
Corrections, offers a
challenging & exciting
opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental,
Vision, Short-term Disability,
401 K, Paid Vacation &
Holidays

PSYCHOLOGIST
(Doctoral Degree in psy-
chology, counseling, or re-
lated mental health field.
Possess appropriate state li-
censure or certification.)

PSYCHOLOGICAL
SPECIALIST
(Master Degree in clinical
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PART TIME RN
FULL TIME LPN

THE GEO GROUP INC.
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27, South
South Bay, Florda 33493
Email:
vharrella
thegeogroupinc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H

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say, "I sold It In the clas-
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P/T OFFICE CLERK
Permanent P/T. RV park locat-
ed in Lake Port, has need for
an office clerk, year round.
Req's working weekends dur-
ing season, seasonal (Nov-
Apr) hrs. from 12p-5p W-F,
Sat. 9a-5p, Sun. 12p-5p, Off
IMon. & Tues. Non seasonal
(May-Oct) hrs. M-F, 9a-1p, no
weekends req. Some comput-
er skills necessary. Exp. in of-
fice skills pref. Must have
personality and work well
w/public. Call 561-820-0090
or fax resume to
561-820-9120




WOULD YOU LIKE
SOME HELP?
Keeping You Independent
with Dignity & Respect.
CNA as needed.
Call Fran at (863)467-5207


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more Informed
ad intereaing person. No
wonder newspaperreaders
are more sxcesfull


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Sharon Di01, Vice President, Human Resources invites
you to join our Team of
"Dedicated Professionals Caring For Others"
We offer great Benefits, Medical, Dental, Life, Long Term
Disability, Pre-Paid Legal, 401K, Family Optical
Benefits and morel
OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT CLEWISTON
Perform preliminary work-ups for patient exams. Must have
excellent patient relation skills. Medical exp. preferred,
certified higher salary. Fluent in Spanish or Creole a plus,
premium paid for Bilingual.
Please Fax or email resume to:
EYE CENTERS OF FLORIDA
Fax: (239) 790-2431
E-mail: hr@ecof.com




DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

FINDERS
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. om Clewit I)
(863) 902-9494


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you checkwith the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.



Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl 2.fl.us



DESIGNER DECKS,
DRIVEWAYS & LAWN
SERVICE.
(Texture Concrete Coating)
(863)214-8052

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

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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1500.
(561)447-6538



ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
ears old. Fire engine, car.
600 will separate.
863-467-1325



DISHWASHER, white 3 years
old, Top of the Line, $50
(863)674-0281
DRYER: Kenmore, used but
works great! $50.
863-673-2284
FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good condition. As Seen On
TV. $50. (863)675-3401
MICROWAVE w/ cart $20,
will sell separate
(863)763-3982
SHOW TIME ROTISSERIE &
Bar-B-Que: As Seen On TV:
Very good. $50. or
863-675-3401 LaBelle area
STOVE- GE Electric, 30" self
cleaning, white, like new,
used 6 month's, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE- Hotpoint, like new,
$125(863)612-5457
WASHER/DRYER COMBO
UNIT: Combomatic 6200,
Energy Splendid. $175.
863-673-2284



BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed.
Good condition. $35.
(863)763-0634



DISCOVERING STATISTICS-
College book, 2nd edition,
great condition, $80
(863)763-3334

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BUILDING SALE...Jan/Feb de-
livery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-
cluded. Many others. Pio-
neer, (800)668-5422 or
www.pioneersteel.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.


antiques

sugar magnolia salvage boutique

cottage style furniture, vintage,

collectibles, etc.

bond street clewiston fl

located behind pzazz

elizabeth 863-634-9917


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
3 5 2 ) 4 9 8 0 7 7 8
888)393-0335 Mention
code 24..


BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
(863)357-0391
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
Sell $50. (863)763-0634
DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon.
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $40
(863)634-5038



COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB H/D,
CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427


BEDRM SET w/Complete Qu.
sz. bed, Hdbrd w/shelves &
mirror. 2 chest of drawers. De-
signer. $300 (239)503-0418
BEDROOM SET- Solid Light
Wood, King Size Pillow Top
Mattress, $1900 or best of-
fer (863)357-5883
CHILDS BED- with a slide and
tent, camoflauge, paid $500
asking $200 brand new
(863)673-0647
COMPUTER ARMOIRE: Oak,
like new, only 6 mths old,
hardly used, smoke-free
home. $75. 863-634-5034
DINING ROOM TABLE- Smoke
glass, with 4 chairs, Like
new. $500. (863)234-3470
END TABLE & LAMP, $20.
(863)946-3576
GLIDER CHAIRS- 2, PVC high-
back cushioned w/ottomans.
$150. Will separate.
(863)467-8607
LOVESEAT, like new, $200.
(863)946-3576
PATIO/PORCH TABLE- 36",
Round, White. $40.
(863)467-8607
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress,
boxspring and frame, $100
(863)946-3822 or
(954)646-3217
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
SWIVEL ROCKER/RECLINER:
High back, beige. $150.
(863)357-8788
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large, $100
(863)612-5457


ANTINIO ZOLI: 20 ga mag,
over/under, 28" bbl, full/mod
single trigger, full engraved re-
ceiver. $475. 937-215-0307.
COLT- 1903, Type III, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
(863)517-1574
IVER JOHNSON "Cattleman": 45
cal, 51/2 bbl. Exc cond. Single
action revolver. Blue w/ brass
frame. $375. 937-215-0307
PISTOLS (2) 25 & 380 auto-
matic. $350 for both, will
sep. (502)931-8101
RIFLE- Martin 883SS, 22 mag-
num Simmons 4-12x40
scope in box $350.
(863)763-4961



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER:
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.



CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371


BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$45. (863)357-2891 Leave
message
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
MOBILITY SCOOTER- like
new, cost $2000 will sell for
$695 (863)467-8683



AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
WALK IN BATHTUB Feel safe
& secure taking a bath. Our
bathtubs have a walk-in


door, non-slip floor and seat.
FREE BROCHURE
(877)633-4882.


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required *Excludes
govt. fees Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2",
Extra motor & pump. $200.
(863)697-9704



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561 )633-1371
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
YAMAHA PIANO Upright,
very good cond., $300
(863)675-4212


ANGEL FISH- $5.00
(863)357-1365
CKC PEKINGESE PUPS- 6 wks
old on Christmas, 3 white, 3
beige, all shots, beautiful
$450-$600 (863)983-7211
COCKATIEL, $30
(863)467-5709
DACHSHUNDS- w/papers, 7
months old, $300
(863)634-2479 anytime.
INDIAN RING NECK PARA-
KEET- with cage, to good
home only, $100
(863)610-0089
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),
CKC reg., Call for details
(863)634-3457
PARAKEET: Only $10!
863-763-4088



CAR STEREO SYSTEM,
(2) 12" subwoofers 1200w,
box, 1800w amp, $600 or
best offer (239)503-5020
SURROUND SOUND- Brand
new in box. Valued @
$2500. Asking $600.
(863)675-3228


BIG SCREEN TV- RCA, in ex-
cellent condition, beautiful
picture, $600
(863)357-1430
SONY- 32", P-in-R Great pic-
ture. New $1600. Asking
$225. (863)467-8504


DRILLS- Craftsman cordless.
1- 8.4 & 1- 13.2, Good con-
dition. $25. for both
(863)763-0625
GENERATOR, Powerboss,
portable, 5500 watts, 7350
starting watts, brand new.
$790. (863)697-8837
WOOD SPLITTER- 20 ton,
splits wood up to 18" long.
very good condition $500
(863)763-7584


BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) $20
(863)763-3982
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $275 like
new, (863)467-8683
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
(863)467-5299


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A,E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G.Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



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


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BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
(863)763-1370


Employmen
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(352)505-0560 or
866)633-4460 Lic RE Bro-
ker AU201 AB2118.


HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,.3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
$2000. (863)201-3492





Okedichobe
Horw Trad
FREE
On Line Ad Service
Buy Sell Trade
863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
WESTERN SADDLE, Black, Ex-
cellent. $200.
(502)931-8101
WESTERN SADDLE- Leather,
16" soft seat, brand new
$275 or best offer
(863)467-7295



LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-
ing, Runs but needs battery
$150 (863)517-1574
REAR TINE TILLER- very good
condition, asking $75
(863)763-7584
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $350 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery. $125
(239)986-0296



Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday- 2pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
STOCK TRAILER- Bumper Pull
Angle Iron with cattle door
$900 (863)357-1365


Rentals

I RENT
.. M-. r
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




AVAILABLE NOW, Commercial
space for rent located in
Clewiston. Approx 800sf area,
Hwy 27 frontage. Across from
Clewiston Inn. Second space
tentatively available by
February, 2007. For info call
239-229-2199 or
863-675-0692.



CLEWISTON:
3br/1 ba, 327 W Trinidad. $800.
2br/1ba, 1004 Johnson Rd.$700.
Security deposit req. No pets.
561-996-3744
IMMOKALEE, 3BR, 2BA, near
Lake Trafford. Call Andrea
for more information.
(239)657-2779
MOORE HAVEN: 3 BR, 1 BA.
in Quiet & Nice Neighborhood.
C/Air, Big Back Yard, Centrally
Located. Close to everything.
$875 mo. for more info, call
Salvador 786-234-2566








(3) 1100 sq. ft.



(2 blocks from
Glades General Hospital)







LOOKING TO RENT: 2-3 Bdrm.
House in the NE part of
Clewiston. I am a non smoker
w/no pets. Would like a nice,
neat, clean & quiet home. Call
Mike @(754)224-1913
mike.jones@barnard-inc.com

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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing available.
86-8361 or51-2 59


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
Now! (800)749-2905.
BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc. These
homes must sell! Listings
call (800)425-1620 ext
4237.
LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near
Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top
Area $209K or Annual Lease
$1800 Owner. 863-675-1107
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.
PORT LaBelle: 4/2 Upgrades
galore! Lg. Rooms, Lg. Yard.
Near School. Price to sell.
$179,500., orAnnual Lease
$1800. Owner 863-673-5071

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MOORE HAVEN 33471
TOP LOCATION -
Will Divide
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner- Pat





HIGHLAND CO., 20 acres
fenced + 3br/2ba M/H & 2
Lakes. $35,000 per acre. For
more info call 305-586-5552
*LAND AUCTION* 300 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 www.LAND-
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IMMOKALEE: Estates of
Arrowhead Reserve, 65 ft x
105 ft, underground utilities,
water & sewer, lake & pre-
serve view, club house w/
pool. $45,000 reduced! Call
239-572-2192 or email
rnmac3460(5yahoo,com
PORT LABELLE, '/4 acre lot,
cleared and ready to build.
$42,950. Owner financing.
10% down & $258/mo.
(863)599-1439



2000' OF LARGE TROUT
CREEK. 2 Large Barns 22
Acres- $349,900. Great
horse farm- private trout
stream. Great low rate, long
term financing. Call owner
directly, (877)777-4837.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WINTER SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & INVEST-
MENTS. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate...
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
Great Florida Real Estate Auc-
tion 38+ properties at auc-
tion Many selling absolute,
regardless of price. Houses,
Condos, Farms, Acreage,
Commercial, Health Food
Store, Marina, Building lots,
Duplexesi All to be sold Jan
13th-Jan. 17th. Visit
www.CampenAuctions.com
for details or call Ben Camp-
en Auctioneers


Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.
NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS
Top Views start at $50,000.
Amenities include Club, Pool,
Equestrian Facilities, Hiking
Trails and Hi-Speed Internet.
One half to 3.5 acre sites.
www.highlandmountainprop-
erties.com CALL
(888)625-8950 Today!
NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
shell on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, gated community,
$139,'500 owner
(866)789-8535.
NO STATE INCOME TAX! Low
property taxes, Four Sea-
sons, Southern Hospitality,
Tennessee Lakefronts start-
ing under $100,000 Views
Properties from $25,000
Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com (1248).
RARE! DIRECT NATIONAL
FOREST FRONTAGE 17
ACRES- $199,900. 5 min-
utes to Appalachian Trail. Big
mountain views. Heavily fo-
rested, mature hardwoods.
Access to private stocked
trout stream. Call immediate-
ly- ONLY ONE
(877)777-4837.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres $49,900; 75
acres $95,900; Snow-
capped mountain views. Sur-
rounded by gov't land. Abun-
dant wildlife. Recreational
paradise. Low taxes. EZ
terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263.


Mobile Homes

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




LABELLE- 3bd, 1ba, Manufac-
tured on extra large lot,
would make good rental unit,
$69,000 (239)438-5287 or
(239)438-2746
ORTONA- 3br/2ba Manufac-
tured home with extra Ig. mas-
ter Bd, garden tub, chain link
fenced 80 x 100 lot, 10 X 12
shed, screened Lanai, carport,
concrete dr., city sewer & wa-
ter, $145,000 (239)438-5287


Recreation



Boats 3005
CampermsRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehices/ATVs 3035



BOW RIDER, 17ft., w/70hp
Johnson, trailer. $750
(863)447-0270
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
rs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
(561)262-0493
promax13@adelphia.net


COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001 36.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $10,000.
863)467-2309 or email
fourbear@earthlink.net
FIESTA XRT '88, Motor Home
318 cu,. eng, 55K mis. Needs
minor repairs. $2500. or best
offer. 863-234-1988
MOTORHOME- '83 Honey,
Exc. cond. 36,000 Orig. mi.
Sleeps 6. Good tires, Runs
good. $5200. 863-467-8161
RIALTA '99- 23mpg, non
smoke, 1 owner, 40K miles,
tow pkg, $35,000
(863)674-0898
RV BOUNDER, '87, 35', 41.5k
mi. New tires, awning & Frig.
Screen/Rm, Lots ext/int stor-
age, $8000. (863)675-2339
SCREEN ROOM- Zips to 35'
motor home awning. Paid
$600 asking $200
(863)610-1964
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4BR, 2BA New Home 2090 2420 Old Lake Port R
$329,000 MOBILE HOMVES Watecress Farm 15 acres
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm Montura 3BR/2BA PineerPantation Ra .tTwo
$249,000 DWMH 1,25 acres Woodlands S/D 2 lots Schedule appointment
2BR, 2BA 2 story REDUCED to $105,000 r ,-, to $35,000 each Ready To Relax Th
2BR, 2BA, 2 story ^^a^ S 1^
$140,000 Montura 2/2 SWMH water. 1636 Azalea A
Home o lvd. wh +2.5 acres $70,000 2,23 acres Pioneer $69,900 This Houas. i HU
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2.5 acres, $225,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Pioneer 7 lots $56,500 each MOVE RIGHT IN
4BR, 2BA $340,000 +5 acres, $214,900 Pioneer 11 lots tog. two lots is ready for
4BR, 2BA $340,000 Home On The Wat
3BR, 2BA Poo w 8.7 4BR, 2BA, Doublewide 52,5000 each tiful porch, overlook
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3BR 1BA Corner Lot avail. Call for Listings. 100 acres 2.5m Own! 529 Avenue E$
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$179,900 Flaghole 2.41 acres Cabin6t Shop 4800sq.ft. ty, Call for furtlier d
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*Beautiful 40 re cattle ranch,
M H. 2 l.i y bar $990,000.
Make Offer
'H-l' :' .: .1: I.: i430Rduted
'US Hwy 27. Home a3, work.
shop. 1/2 acre $175,000
*Fikt Pomperty ona E Ia REd.
Sacres i+Hoa 42,2aLn& much
more Redid $26000 SOLD
'10 wes, owner finance
$190,000 SOLD
Saesw+ MH. REDUCED FOR
QUICK SALE $140,000
*S-lm0mMe~iWl Caiseo
hm sedle lo Frm $95,000
*Queen Ave. 5 acres $115,000
13707Ceter Ave. 10 acres.
$230.000.


mTang Ave. uL.jijuj'A .1 5 ^11 I5
'Tangelo Ave. S acres, fenced
$120,000

*tLS Ae 375 & 627 Hn tintagCl
(o-naslofs)S4&00oo eah

* BetailCedar wodhowoaue
ctes,h NasWesb $240,000
,Sewual t12-tl2ac~es n$ $60K
*5 acres, secluded, owner
finance. $120,000.

*10 Acres of improved pas-
ture near Hwy 27 $165K.
OWNER FINANCE
'25 acres, on Hwy 27, com-
mercial, $998.000, OBO
'30 acres improved pasture
$450,000. Make offer


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BONITA SPRINGS
T REDUCED! A beautiful 2BR/2BA Home with private boat
Dolphin St. $799,500
Thissecluded acre site is only minutes from The
des. Build your dream home here. $28,000

LAKEPORT
;ar This beautiful CBS 2BR/2BA Home has all you need. Home has
way and a screened in Porch. This property is fenced in. 2960 Old
1,375
/2BA, Mobile Home on the canal, minutes from lock, 11269
4NLY $138,000.
k This /i acre water front lot & home would be a Great Weekend
"ad $139,000
Miss Out This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home is Located in the Perfect Location!
Road $140,000
MOORE HAVEN
under construction, CBS 3BR/2BA homes. Perfect location. Hurry Up and
t, will go FAST Starting at $186,724
'is 3BR/2BA Mobile Home has it all! Beautifully landscaped & by the
ve. Priced to sell at $189,000
3I 3BR/2BA CBS Home with fireplace in Living room & Bedroom.
with fenced in yard. 370 Avenue O $285,000
! 2BR/2BA Home, this extremely well maintained gorgeous Home on
you. 742 Avenue Fwith many XTRAS $142,000
ter 2235 Riverside Dr., Beautiful 2BR/1BA w/ a private dock & beau-
ing the Caloosahatchee, Only $300,000
R2BA, Waterfront Property 2485 Riverside Drive, on 1 ac $409,375
SPool 401 Avenue L 3BR/1BA beautifully landscaped Home. Sellers
Sthe mortgage for 20 years $349,500
:iate This 3BR/2BA Mobile Home is waiting for a Family to make it their
$79,900
ht Club Homes and Vacant Land available, very quiet communi-
details.
r Gardens Lots Start @ $38,000
t All 2 Acres available in Horseshoe Acres. $60,000
re for development, 532 Ave. R $133,000
$18,500.
MONTURA
A Mobile Home filly famrished with current owner having a license to sell
iAve. $141,900 .
25 acres in the Montura area, call for further details. Prices
aPOe LABELLE
We Have Many Lots Call us for Prices!!


528 E, Sugarland Hwy,, Clewiston
(863) 983-8559
Cheryl Eby Gutjar, Lic. Real Estate Broker (863) 228-1562
Maggie & Migel A, Santana (863) 228-4314 Espaiol
Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espaiol
Karey Bethea (863)228-1188


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CLEWISTON
'3 B/ 3 BA MH w/Lrg Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. Make an Offer!
'2 BR/1 BA Home on comer lot.
Sagamore Ave. Reduced to $130,000.
*3 BR/2 BA MH w/Lrg waterfront lot,
fenced, det. garage. Melissa Road. $129P
'4BR/2BA MH with add. lot. Green St
'3BR/2BA CBS Home, comer lot. E.
Sugarland Priced to Sell At $180,000
'4BR/2.5BA CBS w/brick, Irg lot. $259,900
*3BR/2BA on Davidson Rd. Handicap
Access. 1.42 acs manicured lawn. $274,900
*3 BR/2 BA Executive Home, East Del
Monte, custom upgrades, 1+ acre.
Reduced to $499,000
*3 BR/2.5 BA, 4 car gar., Lrg Pool Area.
Ridgewood Avenue. Hobbiest's Dream.
Offered at $439,000
*2 BD/ 2BA Bass & Sun Condo. Only $149,900
*3 BD/1 BA Home, Esperanza, fenced
yard, many updates.- Only $159,000
*3 BD/ 2 BA MH, Ridgdill Rd. waterfront
lot, fenced. Priced at $130,000
MOORE HAVEN/ LAKEPORT
*2 CBS Duplexes Priced to sell
*4BR/2BA MH, .67 ac. Cypress Ave. $164,900
'Like New 2/2 MH w/ Irg. sunroom $128,500
*2BR/1BA MH-Lakeport with direct
Lake "0" Access Reduced to $109,000
S1BR/1BA Sportsmans Village.


Perfect f0rfamily thatentertains. 4 bedroms, 3bat,
view frm every rm. ge pooVpatioareaonlake.
A Must See $389,000


55+ Community $80,000
'3 BD/ 2 BA 2005 CBS Home, Moore
Haven. $190,000
PIONEER/LADECA /FLAGHOLE
Perfectly manicured 3BR/2BA brick home Oak
Dr. $297,500
*3 BD/2 BA MH, beautiful 2.5 ac lot,
new carpet/paint. 17th St. $189,900
'3BD/2BA MH 5 ac w/Lrg oaks, pole
barn &more. Everhig Acres Rd. $279,000
'A rare find! Taft Blvd. 1 acwith
3BD/2BA MH. $132,500
'Owner Anxious! Private/Wooded, +/- 4 ac
w/3BD/2BA MH, Lg carport/shed. $285,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle for $65,000
'Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC
parcels starting at $23,500 per ac.
*2 lots in Horseshoe Acres for $65,000
*Rare Find! 3 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K
per ac.
*.22 ac MH lot in Clewiston for $26,500
MONTURA
S1.25 ac. lots available. Call for lot #'s.
'Lrg 4 BR/2 BA MH. $115,000 .
*Lrg. 4 BD/2 BA MH 1.25 Verda St.
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35ft. Cargo Trailer
$2995
30ft. Rolle Travel Trailer
$2995
28ft. Wilderness Travel
Trailer- $3995
28ft. Nomad Fifth Wheel
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40ft. International Fifth
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YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299



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gers, $50 for all or will sep-
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Excellent condition. $1000.
Firm. (863)634-2475


KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.
Asking $2500 or best offer
(863)634-3344
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
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King Pin Locks w/keys (2), to
cnk down trailers. Also an- INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
THE 20TH JUDICIAL STATE OF FLORIDA
Sennas for radios (2). $100 m CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
for all. 772-812-3300 HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA DISTRICTONE
PROBATE DIVISION Bartow, Foroda
PICKUP TOOLBOX: Fits Dodge FileNumber2006-180-CP December22,2006
Autos Wanted 4010 Dakota '94 '04. Black U S IN RE:ESTATEOF Advrts tN
Classic Cars 4015 diamond plate. $100 neg. EDWIN HARKNESSTODD,JR., CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Commercial Trucks 4020 863-763-052. Deceased Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Forida Department of Transporta-
Construction TIRES & RIMS- 4, New, NOTICE TO CREDITORS ton, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Rorida. Sealed bids will be received until
Equipment 4025 LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke i2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 and will be
Equipment rs 40 2 L Fs / os poke'sP$950o e 0 The administraton of the estate of Edw opened andspublicly read aloud in the Work Program Conference Room. Bidders
Foreign Cars 4030 rims. Fits Fords & GM'S $950. Harkness Todd, Jr., deceased, whose may obtain preliminary bid results at httt//wwwdot state f us/cc-admin/ Crck
Four Wheel Drive 4035 (863)357-1784 or 634-2454 date of death was October 17. 2006; on"Letting Results"andD1.
Heavy Duty Trucks 40(40 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR is pending in'the Circuit Court for
Heavy Duty Trucks 040 TIRES(6): 35x1250x16.5, S- HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Hendry County Florida Probate Divi-
Parts Repairs 4045 per Swamper TSL Radials, 4 PROBATE DIVISION sion, File Number 2006-180-CP the ----NOTE--
Pickup Trucks 4050 File No.: 2006-199-CP address of which is 25 E. Hickpooch-
Sport Utility 4055 w/ good tread, 2 spares, ee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
a r Utiiy 4 $300 neg. 863-634-1890. IN RE: ESTATE OF AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
Tractor Trailers 4060 VICTOR H.RUIZ Thenames and addresses of the person- IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
Utility Trailers 4065 TONNEAU COVER: For 6.5 ft Deceased al representative and the personal rep- WWWDOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
Vans 4070 bed. $75. 239-675-7994 resentative's attorney are set forth
Vans 4070 bed.$75.239-675NOTICETOCREDITORS below. BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
TRAILER HITCH- Off a Buick (SummaryAdministralton) Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Stalion 1-18, Florida De-
So All creditors of the decedent and other artment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, lorida 33830, or PO
Century. Good condition. TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR persons, who have claims or demands Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
$75. (863)357-1580 DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES- against decedent's estate, including made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
TATE: unmatured, contingent or unliquidated be made.
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS TRANSMISSION: '97 Chevy You are hereby notified that an Order of claims, and who have been served a
Cars from $500! Tax Repos, 10, w/ 4.3 engine. Will de- Summary Administration has been en- copy of this notice, must file their DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be
tered in the estate of VICTOR H. RUIZ, claims with this court WITHIN THE issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
US Marshall and IRS sales! liver from Ft Pierce to WPB deceased, File Number 2006-199-CR LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER Planholderslistwillnotbeissuedafter5:00pmonFriday,January19,2007.
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Tyo- area. $500.863-763-2389. by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
Cars, Tr SUV, Toyo- orida, Probate Division, the address TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's & rml of which is Post Office Box 1760, La- DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE (CONTRACT NO. E1F96-RO) COUNTY: MANATEE & SARASOTA (D FUNDS): FNAN-
more! For Listings Call i r Belle, Florida 33975; that the dece- OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON CIAL PROJECT NO: 421106-1-72-01 & 421095-1-72-01 The work specified in
(800)425-1730 x2384, dent's date of death was May 15, THEM. this contract consists of highway lighting maintenance on the primary road sys-
(800)425-1730 x 2005; that the total value of the estate tem. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall,
CHEVY CAVALIEDR'S- Forparts CHEVY '83, 1Ton, 350 auto., Is exempt homestead real property, All other creditors of the decedent and (9411 35S-7312 arthurhall@dt state flus BUDGET AMOUNT $50,000.00.
HEVY C ALI or parnw motor on 36K and that the names and addresses of other persons who have claims or de- NCARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
1-'95 Good trans. & body & id, new mtr, only 3 tKhose to whom it has been assigned mands against the decedents estate,
1-'96 Good motor. $300. for mi. Must see! $110 neg. by such order are: Veronica P. uiz, including unmatured, contingent or un- (CONTRACT NO. E1F97-RO) COUNTY: Charlotte, Glades, Hendry & Lee (D FUNDS):
Sboth. (239)867-1558 (863)763-0852 Victor M. Rulz, Alexis L. Ruiz, Xavier liquidated claims, must file lheir claims FINANCIAL PROJECT NO: 421064-1-72-01. The work specified in is contact
both. (239)867-1558 Ruiz and Andrew T. Ruiz, 3951 North with this court. WITHIN THREE (3) consists of guardrail repair and replacement. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE:
CHEVY- '88, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400 River Road, LaBelle, lorida, 33935. MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE PROJECT MANAGER: Scott Teets, (239) 656-7812
DODGE STRATUS '98: Every- small block, 4 speed With ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. mlchael.teetsdot statefl.us, BUDGET AMOUNT $100,000.00. NO CHARGE
thing works! $2000 or best I EDTHAT: ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
tinoffer. 8 612- r lOw 1st gear, $1000. All creditors of the estate of the decedent FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND-
offer. 863-612-5558. (863)634-5421 other than those for whom provision ING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ST-IRD '4 Merur for full payment was made in the Order ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) (CONTRACT NO. E1F99-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
FORD T-BIRD 94 & Mercury CHEVY PICK UP '93: Dually, of Summary Administration must file YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEN- JECT NO: 422208-1-72-01, The work specified in this contract consists of in-
Cougar '88, excellent body, white, clean, 2 door their claims with this court WITHIN DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. stalling and repaiin fencing for stormwater retention ponds. (Approx 365
bad motors, have motors. THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN Calendar Days) NO: PROECT MANAGER: Ginger Ward, (8863) 519-2680
custom, big block / auto. SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS ginerward ot.stateflus. BUDGET AMOUNT $150,000.00. NO CHARGE
$600 neg. (561)676-0427 $6500. 863-674-0898 PROBATE CODE. NOTICE IS DECEMBER 28, 2006. FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
LINCOLN TOWNER 1 ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1986, FORD F350- '89, Diesel, 4 FILEDWILLBEFOREVERBARRED. AttomeysorPersonalRepresentative
A/C, Excellent condition. Gar- door, 5 speed, 4 new tires. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI- Ivan Solai, Atome Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administa-
age kept. $900 or best offer. N r $ r trd CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FloridaBarNo.: 10383 tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, lorida Department of Transporta-
A/C works. $4700. or trade FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF- 800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 904 tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-.2559.
(772)618-0607 Ft. Pierce, for F250 (863)673-6819. TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF Miami, Florida33131 Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
DEATH IS BARRED. Telephone: (305)423-3820 tion. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
MR2 1988, Hard to find. Fun FORD F350 DUALLY'90, 460 The date offirst publication of this Notice PersonalRepresentative:
car! Sunroof, manual, white, engine, Gas, runs good. is December28th, 2006. Diana LPerez, Personal Representative Cheryl L Sanchlous
great mileage, FM/D, Good $2500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98 PersonGivin Notice: 1221SW 122 Avenue Apt 302 DistictContracts Adminstrator
t $2500. See at 6420 Hwy. 98VERONICAR RUIZ Miami, Florida 33184 183571 ON & CGS 01/04,11/07
shape. $1500 (561)924-2208 N. Okee 863-697-2434 3951 North River Road 182765 CGS 12/28/061/4/07
LaBelle, FL 33935
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1990: FORD RANGER- '97, Good AttorneyforPerson Gvilng Notice:
Only 36,000 original miles. Cond., runs good, $2000 OSTERHOUT&MCKINNERA. PUBLICNOTICE
$1800. 863-228-1094LANCE M MKNN Attoey NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TMS TOWING
$8 .863-2 4 (863)675-8104 Iv msg. Florida Bar No. 8829EO SA92ERieMSTOI -
3783 Seago Lane & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
Ft. Myers, Florida 33901 sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
Telephone: (239) 99-4888 hicles on 01/12/2007, 10:00 am at 74
183380 CGS 12/28/06 & 01/04/07 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78
DODGE RAFORDEXPLORER SPORT- '91, PUBLIC NOTICE of the orida Statutes TIM TOIN
DODGE RAMCHARGER- 5.2, 2 door, needs work, runs, & RECOVERY reserves the rightto ac-
V-8, Good condition. Many $500(561)255-0162 Pursuantto Capter 298.12 Floda Stat- ceptorret andorallbi
extra mopar parts. $2500 or RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will 1992 Dodge
best offer.(239)369-9725 KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs be held at 10:00 AM, January 18 1G2JB5244728716
great, $4000 or best offer 2007, at the District office on 3293 1995 Pontila
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER (863)634-0949 or ellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida 1G6CD51564236210
1991, 4x4, Good for work. 863)763-6322 33935. 19NB89Cadiac
p 0 rNBM9x$F2HY669366
Approx. 80K org. mls. $1200 The purpose of the meeting is to elect 1987 Llnceln .
or best offer. 863-675-4079 member of the Board of Supervis- JT2EL31DXK0381965
ors and review annual reports. I1989Toyota
REESE TRAILER HITCH- load Landowners may cast one voe 359 1/4/for each07
arorrtinteREESE TRAILER HITCH-oload ar ored eirrtin"e.e;A
leveler, complete, $125 n person or by proxy. Proxy forms are EADING A
GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi- (863)467-4328 available by calling 863-675-0346. NEWSPAPER
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472 The Board of Supervisors will meet im- '
Omedlately after adjournment of the HELPS YOU
GOLF CART, 4 passenger, ex- Landowners'Meeting. GET INVOLVED IN
cellent shape, $1200. This meeting Is opento the public. THE COMMUNITY
863)946-3822/954-646-32 CHEVY, '94, Excellent running
17 condition. Very dependable. Mark D. Colbert, Chairman / .
1 condition Very dependable, 182884 CB/CGS 12/28/06:1/4/07 /
s/ ais (863)675-3228 Earn some extra cash. I The most important
CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w/TV 8 your used Items in w) w.." 20 minutes of your day
CHEVY TRANSMISSION- 4 & VCR, White w/blue trim. tit classltledsp r 20 minutes of your day
speed, w/clutch and fly- Asking $2250. neg. -nbadra hw* is the time spent reading
wheel, $450 (863)697-3895 (863)763-2345/304-2289 One man's trash anol- Mw ith your child from
e, man's treasr. Turn with your child from
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03 DODGE CARAVAN- '94, 3.3L, your tash to measure birth to age nine.
Dodge Hemi 5.7. $150. Call V-6, Runs good. $750. or bo an ad n th class-
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Luan B. Smith/Willi
Walker -
Lie. Real Estate Glenn A.
S Broker l Smith GRI
S863-677-1010 863-983-3508
1)Home site Lotl! In Clewiston, Build
W AM Mo N Uov tlo 2)Moore Haven Spacious 4br/2ba Mo
$141,000 MLS#200676119
3)Talapia Farm Production sold out t
Call Glenn for details MLS#: 200645
97 4)Montura 3.75 acres only $109,900.
'1 k 5)Farm Labor Camp PermitteMlS)
S6)4 Bedroom Home on .25 acre Rer
li $174,900 MLS#200683471
7)3br/2ba CBS home on 1/3 acre. Ne
MLS#200650646
Our New Address 8)New Listingll 4/2 MH on 7.5 acres
9)Easy Life S/D Remodeled 3/2 Mobi
As Of January 2007 Call for appointment $85,0100 MLS#
10)Montura Ranch 3/2 Mobile Home on 1
700 West Sugarland Hwy 11)REDUCED!! Must See 4/2 Mobile I
115,000.000 MLS# 200644944
Clewiston, FL 33440 12)Seminole Manor Spacious NEW 3/2 Mo
omnano nro 7 13)lncome Producing 3/1 and 2/1 dt
Comensando enero 2007 MLS#: 200661385
Las Oficinas de 14)Two Acres Davidson Rd, $165,0
Sugar Realty, Inc. 15)15 Acres Cleared Pasture land. Fe
access to Clewiston or Labelle $4;
sera en: 16)Need Space 5bd/2ba Home on 1.2
Sugar Suites 17)Nursery 20 Acres Palm trees & mucl
18) Midstate 3 Bedroom Spacious Ho
700 West Sugarland Hwy. Vacan
Clewiston, FL, 33440 950 Ridgdill Rd $55K -370 N.
2.5 ac $59K 417 Redish Cir -
Come And See Us! 365 N. Lindero $42K

Walker/Wood Team
Sam J. Ashley P.
Walker Wood GRI

863-677-1013 863-228-1132
CLEWISTON
*Fish from your backyard! Fabulous new lakefront listing sits on .28 acres
w/ over 1700 sq.ft. This 3bd home offers a new roof, and new carport, all
fenced. Priced to sell @ appraised value $174.9K
New Home! 3bd/2ba/1 car gar. CBS Home, 1,670sq ft. on 1012 Texas Ave. $165,500
*3/2 DWMH, 611 Orange Rd, offered @ $89,900
.3.13 acres land w/ singlewide. Cleared w/ great soil for gardener
nursery close to lake and town. Property has unlimited potential. $200K
*Just Listed!$Sj J7iXjF N4W W own $159,250.00
FLAGHOLE
.2.5 acres on Flaghole Rd. $84,900.00
SBack on Market! Fabulous lg k r2for only $140,900- Call today for your appt
.126 Oak Dr. 3/2 DWMf=iW F
LAKEPORT
A little piece of Heaven! 775 County.Rd.721 Loop NE Beautiful 2 story home
w/ spiral staircase & wood floors Big backyard w/ boatfaccess" tothe Gulf &
direct access to Lake "O". Home on one acre
among oak Hammocks. Reduced to $475K
MONTURA
.105 Pinelake Ave the best 1.41 ac lake front IS i
lot in Montura @ $77,900 Starting Prices
SBack on the Market! 860 South Live Oak2/1 Sweet Lake Villas:
Only $50K Villa $179,990
-420 South Lindero Land only $33,900 Lago $199,990
545 S. Brida St. Land only $28K Dolce $209,990
*Vacant land in Harlem! .19 acre lots Call Us Today
*Vacant land in Port LaBelle! $39,500 For More Information
PIONEER PLANTATION
.4150 Pioneer 17th St. 2.5 Ac $65K 3 Flamingos missing from
. 5205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac $130K Sugar Realty.
PORT LABELLE Call If you have Information.
Brand New! CBS homes now available in Port LaBelle -
lots starting @ $29.9K with no credit check- Call for more information!!

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ams Team : CharmaineA.
Sarah A. ontgomery
Williams 863-697-0189
863-228-6867 Se Hbla Espanol
your dream home today!! 30k New Listing! 3bd/2ba/2 car garage
ibile home with large front porch. Beautiful brand new home with
granite court effl~Rfl tiled through
out located orMlW jcres. This is
through the end of the year. your chance to move to the country!
189 $249,000.00
.00 MLS# 200686347 $249,000.00
.00 MLS# 200686347 Back On The Market Newly painted
NOGlenn for detailsMLS#: 200658473 inside and out this 3bd/1 ba home is
modeled, New Roof, A Must See!!! located in Harlem. Plenty of room to
grow. Priced to sell @ $74,900.00
ew roof, paint, & fenced. $207,000 I List, Show, and Sell

in Pioneer!! Fenced Only $230,000 Montura Ranch Estates
le Home. New roof, carpet. Mobile Homes
: 200661385 3bd/2ba Doublewide MH on 2.5
.25 ac. $99,900 MLS#: 200668993 acres, paved road, corner lot, fenced.
Home of Merit on 1.25 Acres. Only New roof, new paint, new carpet.
Only $169,900.00
mobile Home MLS#200682271 $125,000
uplex located on Haiti Ave. $150,000 425 S. Verda $29,900
263 Hunting Club $42,000
00.00 MLS# 200693222 770 S. Shetland $39,900
need and cross-fenced. Convenient 735 s. Palm $39,000
25,000 MLS#: 200652207 325 N. Nogal St. 1.25 ac. $39,900
25 Acres. Only $295,000 New Listinal 4bd/2ba/1 car garage;
I more. $650,000 MLS#200693196 metal roof, leaded glass entry, fire
ome $85,000.00 place, bay window, garage door
It Lots opener, ceramic tile & carpet, arch
Olivo $42K .660 N Nogal- $27K ways to living room & dining room,
$60K 529 Redish Cir $35K french doors to patio. Perfect for
*Port Labelle Lots 30k families who love to entertain. $264.9K


Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

Great Location! 3bd/2ba/2 car
garage, brick veneer, fenced back-
yard, new roof, storage sheds.
Wonderful family home. $279,900.00
MH on 1.25 acres in Montura
Ranch Estates $98,900
5 Acres in Pioneer potential for
great home site $149.9K
5 acres in LaDeca $95K

Montura Ranch Estates
363 Appaloosa Ave. (Paved road) 538K
830 S. Orange St. $39.9K
735 N. Frog & R,7.9K
120-130 S. Coral (2.5 Acres) $75K

Sky Valley Lots: Starting at $64K

CALL ME FOR NEW
CONSTRUCTION
HOMES, INVESTMENT,
OR RESIDENCE


Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2242
1. Commercial Listing Successful
Business & Property with over 10,000
sq.ft. of Buildings on Y acres w/ 175'
directly on Sugarland Hwy. Priced Reduced
to $875K
2. Industrial Property Hurricane
Proof Concrete Building/Landscaped/
Parking $250K
3. Industrial Lot w/industrial zoning
Reduced to $79,900 for Quick Sale
4. Commercial Lot Need a commercially
zoned lot for your business Great Buy at
$89.9K with owner financing
5. New Residential Listing! R2 zoned
3bd/1 ba w/ a 1bd/1ba Mother in Law
Detached Room $158,900 Exceptional Value
6. Over 557 Own you own home for
less than $49.9K Sportsman's Village
7. Beautiful 2.5 acre wooded home
site in Pioneer Plantation. Just
Reduced to $74K w/ possible owner
financing
8 New Listing! Port LaBelle Beautiful lot
$45K Offers Welcome
9. Mobile home lot in Harlem $21 K
10. 720 Jasmine St 1.5acre lot located in
Montura Ranch Estates only $31.8K
11. 730 Jasmine St. 1.5acre lot locat-
ed in Montura Ranch Estates only
$31.8K
12. Residential Lot in Port LaBelle
offered at $29.9K for Quick Sale!


Gonzalez Garcia

561-722-7347 863-228-4798
Se bl Espanol Se Habb Espanol
Pssssssttt, Have you heard about this REDUCED!! Bacl OnT3e,,larket, Make
improved 5bd/2ba home on .23 acres on Tim o meTo ome i; ls! This 3bd
Obispo Ave? It's a beauty with new kitchen ba hol
cabinets, new roof, and tiled through out 2ba home is belM VM l S I 1.
Pass it on. Only $199,900.00
Owner wants Out! It's as simple as that PLEASE FIND TIME TO COME & ENJOY
The owner of this 3bd/1 ba home wants to the beauty of t l ious home on
sell now! Don't be the second caller 5 acres of qcrg l1 ,irgur fam-
because it's priced to move fast at ily and ju9n Fu411Uljy cefuln this
$144,900.00 home in td e cuC a fe Thi
Looking for vacant land? Well bring your oe alsocitrus grove that
horses because I've got 1.25 acres tracts property all citrus grove that
available now in Montura Ranch Estates. also has Its own irrigation.
Give me a call today!
A Lot to Love The perfect site for your
future. This lot is located in Port LaBelle and
the landscaping is courtesy of mother
nature. It's ready for you at $29,500
Get pleasure from this beautiful 3BD/2 BA-
Mobile home on 2.01 Acres. Enjoy the
peacefulness this property has to offer.
Property is fenced on North and east side.
New deck on the rear of property will be .' i-
completed soon. Only $175,000.00 ..' ,m.-I-- -
Feature Listing
Here is a cozy 2bed 2 bath home on
three lots you won't be able to live
with out, with a great location. Price
Adjustment- $179,900 with a $1,000
allowance for appliances. Call me for
our New Beginning Can Start Now!! an appt to see this adorable home.
aour New Beginning Can Start Nowls
Your new beginning can start here in this
quaint 3BD/1.5BA home on .25 acre in Call Me For All Your
Clewiston. The kitchen has beautiful cabi-
Snetry, counter tops and tiled flooring. Real Estate Needs!
Listed @ $130,900.00


1. Pioneer Plantation Beautiful wood
Enrique frame home on 2.5 acres. New AC,
Acosta Floors, & Roof $259,000.00
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NTOICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/23/07
SUBJECT AREA: 219 Non-Instructional Experience Increments and Employment
Status
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
non-instructional experience increments and employment status
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.23, 1012,66, 1001,42, 1001,43, 1012.34,
and 1012.40 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.23, 1012.,6, 1001,42, 1001.43,
1012.34, and 1012.40 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rules establishes the policy for non-Instruc-
tional experience increments and employment status,
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact In excess of $100,00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the mattermay be heard on January 23, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publlcal-
tonofthisnotice.
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date o be advertised In the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
Suest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of
Schools, in wing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall
specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunityto present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing,
to the Superintendento Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate In this process,please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuant to
120.54(3)(e),F.S.
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CITY OF CLEWISTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Florida Statutes, the Clewiston Planning and
Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on January 8, 2007 In the Commission
Chambers, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue
may be heard to consider the following:
Adoption of a proposed small scale amendment to the Comprehensive Plan (2006-S3) reflecting
a change to the future land use category Imposed on a parcel of property from "Mobile Home" to
"Commercial." If adopted, the amendment will be accomplished by proposed Ordinance No.
2006-14 which will cause the parcel to be shown and categorized as "Commercial" on the Future
Land Use Map. The affected parcel Is located on East Sagamore Avenue as delineated in the map
shown below,
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING In the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventura Avenue, on Monday January 22, 2007, at 6:00 pm. to consider the recommendation
of the Planning and Zoning Board. All citizens and Interested parties are encouraged to attend
the public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the matter under considera-
tion. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of a disability or
physical Impairment, Including speech or hearing Impairments, should contact the City Manager's
office at least 3 calendar days prior to the hearing.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, such person will need to record the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to
Insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS:
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION Palm Beach County to Accept Applica-
CASE NO.: 06-339-CA tions for Development Regions Grant
WM SPECIALITY MORTGAGE LLC, Pgram Rond X
WITHOUT RECOURSE The Palm Beach County Economic De-
Plaintiff velopment Office will accept applica-
vs. tions for the Develoament Regions
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DOUGLAS Grant Program Round XI beginning on
GARRETT, at al. Monday, January 22, 2007, and clos-
Defendant(s) Ii: .., m h.i, ri.i ,., 2007, at 5:00
r'M I ,il:ll.,lli. ilI.I lttal deadlines
NOTICE OF S.iE will vary tor me participating munici-
palities or community redevelopment
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a agencies.)
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order
dated December 11, 2006, entered In This grant program provides assistance
Civil Case Number 06-339-CA, In the to small businesses toward revitalizing
Circuit Court for HENDRY County, the low to moderate Income areas and
Florida, wherein WM SPECIALTY ultimately creating job opportunities for
MORTGAGE LLC WITHOUT RE- residents in Palm Beach County.
COURSE Is the Plaintiff, and UN These areas include but are not limited
KNOWN HEIRS OF DOUGLAS to Belle Gladea Boynton Beach, Delray
GARRETT, at al., are the Defendants, I Beach Lake ark, Lake Worth, Man-
will sell theproperty situated In HEND- gonl Park, Pahokee, South Bay, Rlvl-
RYCounty, odda, described as: era Beach, West Palm Beach and
Lots 17 and 18, in Block 449 of General unincorporated areas In Palm Beach
Plan of Clewlston, Florida, as revised County. The goal Is to transform these
September 7, 1937, according to the communities Into areas of economic
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book reinvestment and diversification by In-
2at Page 71 through 78, inclusive, of creasing ob growth, encouraging en-
the Public Records of Hendry County, treprenurial opportunities, revita zing
Florida, commercial districts and tocuslng on
at public sale; to the highest and best positive human resource development.
bidder, for cash, at Hendry County
Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main The program Is a joint effort of the
Street, 2nd floor hallway, LaBelle, FL County, the munlclpalities/community
33935, at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day redevelopment agencies (CRAs) and
of January 2007. Any person claiming business owners, with all partners pro-
an interest in the surplus from the sale, viding a portion of the total project
if any, other than the property owner cost. FPr mor more Information, contact
as of the date of the s pendens must your municipality/CRA or the County's
file a claim within 60 days alter the Economic Development Office webslte
sale, at:
Dated: December12, 2006. wwwbcov coPubnf/
Barbara S. Butler to determine If youare within or adjacent
SCLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT to a development region and to request
By:/A/Holsbeke an application.
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Feb. 2
Glades County officials learn of
an organization designed especial-
ly for helping the beauty of the
county be restored. The Everglades
Restoration Act works hard to cor-
rect the actions against the Florida
Everglades since many people
have polluted or corrupted the
everglades.
Feb. 9
The first meeting of the Glades
CountyVisioning Process was held,
allowing community members the
opportunity to voice their concerns
about the county. Everyone wished
to see the natural beauty of Glades
County still upheld. They also dis-
cussed the things they treasure
about the county and their desires
for the future.
Feb. 16
The South Florida Water Man-
agement.District Governing Board
held a meeting to decide the best
course of action for Lake Okee-
chobee. The main reason for the
meeting was for community mem-
bers to voice their concerns about
the lake and its condition. While
not promising that everything
would be fixed in one day, SFWMD
Governing Board did agree that
changes need to be made to help
improve the lake.
Feb. 23
The Glades County Mobilization
for Action through Planning and
Partnerships (MAPP) is ready to
take the next step in the visioning
process. This program is designed
to improve rural health care in the
county.
March 2
The county visioning process
held its second meeting at the
Doyle Connor Meeting. The meet-
ing was important because it vali-
dated what officials have been
pushing to do lately: promote
eco-tourism development and
increase commercial activity.
March 9
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office busted more individuals for
operating a marijuana grow
house. This is the second large
grow house found in the county.
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon is certain
more will begin to surface as
deputies scour the county to
uproot these houses.
March 23
As Glades County continues to
grow, officials and some citizens
work together toward a common
goal: to get basics, such as health
care, up to standards.
The MAPP program in the
county is taking several steps to
correct this problem.
March 30
The drowning of 17-year-old
Shadrack Phillips is under investi-
gation. While he and two other
boys were trying to swim across a
pond, Phillips cried out for help as
he stated that he was too tired to
go any further. The drowning will
continue to be under investiga-
tion until the autopsy report is
released by the medical examin-
er.
April 6
The Space Alliance Technolo-
gy Outreach Program is working
with the Glades County Emer-
gency Management to fix the
problem that of lightning striking
the 911 communications center.
SATOP has searched for ways to
help stop this problem.
April 13
With the summer fast
approaching, County Manager
Wendell Taylor wants everyone to
learn about the impact fees.
These fees will take effect June 1.
These fees are one time fees for a
development to offset the costs of
bringing public services into that
development.


April 27
Glades County citizens have
watched back and forth as officials
from the county and waste man-
agement discuss whether or not to
put in a regional landfill.
After several failed attempts to
make a decision, officials put off
the decision and focused on other
issues.
When many people began to
complain that an agreement need-
ed to be reached, officials once
again resumed the discussion.
May 5
The Moore Haven City Council
adopted a resolution in support of
applying for a designation for a
Florida Main Street community.
The EDC is implementing a report
that will provide the new program
with a four point plan: design,
organization, promotion, and eco-
nomic restructuring.
May 1
Not many people passing West
Glades School know the real rea-
son behind the colorful ribbons
fluttering on the fence. Each ribbon
represents 7,000 people that died in
the Holocaust. Seventh grade stu-
dents took the initiative to start the
program.
May 18
A Lakeport man has been
indicted with charges of having sex
with his 10-year-old adopted son
and the transmission of child
pornography.
Michael James Tyler was arrest-
ed with many counts, all involving
child pornography. He is being
transported to the Lee County Jail
while he waits for trial.
May 25
To prepare citizens for the
upcoming hurricane season,
Glades County Emergency Man-
agement will begin hosting several
seminars.
These seminars will help people
learn what to do before, during,
and after the hurricane.
JuIe l
Main Street Moore Haven, Inc.
organized its first meeting. The
meeting was important, not only
because officers were to be elect-
ed, but also because this meeting
allowed people to recognize the
entity entirely separate from the
Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council.
June 8
Firefighters frori Gi des County
and surrounding areas battled
huge fire for days. The fire burned
300 acres. The area was banned
from burning anything due to dry
conditions.
June 15
Main Street Moore Haven, Inc.
held its first meeting separate from
the Glades County Economic
Development Council. During its
first meeting, the inaugural board
elected officers. These officers are
all citizens of Glades County.
June 22
Citing a section of its agreement
with Waste Management, the
Hendry County Board of Commis-
sioners said it was waiting for a
response from the company before
moving forward with the contract.
In the meantime, commission-
ers considered their options in the
continuing discussion of the area's
waste system and voted, by a nar-
row margin, to call an impasse in
negotiations with Waste Manage-
ment.
June 29
When Moore Haven High
School Coach Jason Snyder found
out that some of his athletes'
grades may not be up to the stan-
dards of local colleges, he took it
upon himself to help.
He thought it would be good to
review the report cards of all of his
students, to weed out who needed
the most help and offer his support
to see them through the extra
work.
Coach Snyder, the school's
head football coach, sent a letter to
those students, offering his help in


the endeavor and was surprised from Indi
when the majority of the students in the edu
responded positively, with 10 y
ous grad
July 6 eighth gr
The Glades County Commis- she serve
sion recently lifted its ban on burn- Ag. 3
ing a ban that strongly discour-
aged all forms of outdoor burning It's no
throughout the county. receives
The ban, imposed by the county from the
commission through a resolution even rare
several months ago, was in direct in the s.
response to the spread of brush same cov
fires in the region earlier this year. Glade
The goal was to minimize the pos- element
sibility of a fire spreading in the Elementa
region. mentary.
The t
July 13 nized by
Glades County Sheriff Stuart exemplar
Whiddon is looking for a few good Sept.
communityvolunteers. p.
With the long, summer months Residi
here and many of the volunteers heavy fl
who serve on the sheriff's office cit- being dr
izens observer patrol (COP)gone Tropical S
North, Sheriff Whiddon is interest- The re
ed in recruiting residents to help onWedn
supplement the department's daily uing on i
patrol duties, the varin
Calling the work of a volunteer home si
member "invaluable," Sheriff flooded.
Whiddon hopes that a few com- Flood
munity-oriented residents will take dwelling:
the task on. unable t(
after the s
July20
City Manager Wendell Taylor is Sept.
overseeing many new projects that This
will enable the growth of Glades mentary
County. Some events that will take major rei
place include a new was built
business/industrial park, new rooms w
impact fees, and the reorganization mer. Old(
of the planning and zoning board. ing were
installed.
July 27 peting,
The Glades County Supervisor mainoffic
of Elections Office is preparing for Jim
another eventful election year, with makes a,
the Glades County Commission MHES. H
and School Board holding elec- and main
tionssoon. resents s
Though there is some activity in yellow. E
Glades County, it is an entirely dif- given a (
ferent story for the school board can easily
seats. Without anybody filing to Sept. 2
challenge the incumbents, the
board members automatically Sitting
assume their seats. ner office
Courthoi
Aug. 3 ager Wel
Charles L. Hilton has been given smiling.
a new title. Formerly known as a "This
member of the community devel- Glades C
opment team, he is now recog- The (
nized as the Deputy County Manag- County (
er for Community Development for conclude
Glades County. Sept. 12.
Along with the new title, Hilton heard the
takes onnewduties. Shock
The Community Development through
Department has three main func- beyond
tions, and Hilton is actively involved County I
in each aspect. Develop
announce
Aug. 10 build a n
A clerk was held at gunpoint at County o
the Circle K store in Lakeport milesno
recently, ordered to obey the corn- Sept
mands of the two suspects and
then placed in the store's cooler. A M
It is the second time this year charged
that the store has been robbed, attempt
The robbery happened July 27, role in a
at approximately 11:30 p.m. ing to de
That's when sources say two argument
men dressed all in black, wearing potential
black gloves and black masks, when th,
came inside the store and ordered two peop
the clerk to empty the cash register. The
Office arr
Aug. 17 of Moor
With the unexpected death of with the
Moore Haven City Commissioner Oct. 5
William Lawrence Roberts on Aug. Even
4, some of his closer friends and on the n
acquaintances are just nowImm
becoming used to the idea that he meant fal
is gone. ment far
He is remembered for the hard Economi
work and dedication he applied to working
his job with the city of Moore r cmani
Haven, as well as the term he 40acrei
recently served as city commission- Mr. T
er. bers of
Aug. 24 Authorit3
meeting
With a new school year in full EDC are
swing, Moore Haven Elementary two mar
School has added new staff mem- the park.
bers. One of those people is Mrs.
Kristen Rowley, who assumed the /5
position of assistant principal this I
year.
Mrs. Rowley moved to Florida


ana in 1984. She has been
icational field for 12 years,
rears spent teaching vari-
es from kindergarten to
ade. The other two years
d as an assistant principal.
1
it every day that a school
a letter of commendation
governor and it is an
r event when two schools
ame county receive the
'eted letter.
s County is home to two
ry schools, Moore Haven
ary and West Glades Ele-

wo schools were recog-
the governor of Florida for
y gains in overall grading.
1
ents in Palmdale faced
ooding last week after
enched by the rains of
itorm Ernesto.
ain started to fall midday
esday of last week, contin-
into the next day. Among
ous buildings affected,
tes and RV parks were
waters surrounded some
s and residents were
o leave their homes long
;torm had left.
14
year, Moore Haven Ele-
School received its first
modeling since the school
in 1967. Roughly 30 class-
'ere remodeled this sum-
er carpet, walls and light-
taken out and new ones
Classrooms have nice car-
while the hallways and
:e have bright tile floors.
Brickle, the principal,
n enthused tour guide for
e points out the entrance
i office flooring which rep-
chool colors of blue and
ach grade level hallway is
different color so visitors
r find theirway around.


Sat his desk in a sunlit cor-
e of the Glades County
use, Glades County Man-
ndell Taylor couldn't stop

is a memorable day in
county he said.
Glades County Board of
Commissioners had just
id its regular meeting on
Those in attendance had
e rumors butthat was all,.
k waves. reverberated
)ut the courthouse and
vhen Larry Hilton, Deputy
Manager for Community
ment, made the
:ement that FP&L would
ew power plant in Glades
n a 5,000 acre site about 5
thwest of Moore Haven.


oore Haven man was
with two counts of
;d murder for his alleged
shooting Sept. 10. Accord-
puties, what started as an
it quickly escalated into a
Ily dangerous situation
e suspect opened fire on
ple.
Glades County Sheriff's
rested Jesse Goodwin, 65,
e Haven, in connection
shooting.


as construction continues
ew Glades County Jail and
tion and Customs Enforce-
cility, the Glades County
ic Development Council is
with Glades County Man-
endell Taylor to identify
ies to site in the county's
industrial park.
aylor recently told mem-
the City County Sewer
I at their Aug. 28 regular
that the county and the
currently working with
manufacturing prospects for


Oct. 12
Glades County residents were
invited to an open house at the
Doyle Conner Building on Monday,
Oct. 2. It was hosted by FPL experts
who informed residents about the
proposed Glades Power Park.
Community members are inter-
ested in the 1,600 jobs that the proj-
ect could generate. Just the same,
they are also concerned about the
health and environmental impact
on the county's sub-tropical land-
scape.
Charts, maps and enlarged pho-
tos were on display. Experts were
there to answer questions and lis-
ten to comments. Visitors were
escorted past the displays and
explanations were given on emis-
sions, water usage, transmission
power line routes, construction
and traffic.
Oct. 19
With the general elections fast
approaching, candidates are mak-
ing their voices known throughout
Glades County. Now is a good time
to review the names to be featured
on the ballot.
There are 18 offices up for elec-
tion and six proposed amend-
ments on the 2006 general election
ballot.
In the only local race, Republi-
can Donna Storter Long and
Democrat Alvin Ward are the can-
didates running for Glades County
Commissioner District 2.
Oct. 26
Steamboat Bay and Moonshine
Bay are large, beautiful marshes
close to the city, but there is no
access to their beauty unless by
boat; and even then it is hazardous
to get there through the Moore
Haven Canal.
The Moore Haven Canal Trail
Project would restore the canal and
create access for tourists, pleasure
craft and fishermen. Russell Echols,
county commissioner, and Bret
Whidder, city mayor, are working
together on the project to widen
and deepen the canal.
Nov.2
A marijuana grow house was
found in Port LaBelle on Oct. 8 in
the far western section of Glades
County. Detective Steve Harris,
investigating officer, reported find-
ing marijuana plants, cultivation
equipment and a .38 caliber hand-
gun.
The residence was observed by
Deputy Sheriff Jason Griner, who
noted characteristics that are con-
sistent with an indoor growing
operation, and he notified Detec-
tive Michael Pepitone. A short time
later, Detective Pepitone made
dose observations of the residence
in an undercover capacity.
Nov. 9
Republican candidate Donna
Storter Long and Democratic can-
didate Alvin Ward waited anxiously
for the final results of the general
election on Nov. 7th.
As the final results finally came
in, Donna Storter Long and her
supporters cheered as, she was
named Glades County Commis-
sioner District 2.
Nov. 16
Dr. John Geake has opened a
family practice in Moore Haven at
51 Avenue J. He will provide pri-
mary health care, well baby check,
women's wellness, and school and
sports physical.
He graduated from Nova South-


east University in 1993 and did his
residency in upstate NewYork.
Nov. 23
Donna Storter Long was pres-
ent at the Nov. 14 Moore Haven City
Council meeting, but not yet work-
ing as a commissioner.
Attending as an Ortona resident,
she suggested the commission
consider holding some county
commission meetings at various
communities in Glades County.
Nov.30
On Nov. 21, a resolution was
approved by the Moore Haven City
Council that requests a public pur-
pose lease of the area under the
Mamie Langdale Memorial Bridge.
The area will provide for overflow
parking, and will be additional
space for special events like festi-
vals and a farmer's market.
Dec. 7
All local charges against a Lake-
port man facing numerous counts
of child pornography have been
dropped.
Charges against Michael James
Tyler stemming from his April
arrest were dropped after he
appeared in court recently, accord-
ing to the Glades County Clerk of
Courts.
Tyler was charged with 157
counts of possession of child
pornography, six counts of trans-
mission of child pornography, two
counts of distributing obscene
material and one count of obscene
communication via the computer.
Dec.14
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, a citizen
called the Glades County Sheriff's
office and reported the discovery of
a dead body.
Investigators are now left won-
dering the identity of the person, as
well as his cause of death.
The agency is handling the case
as a possible murder.
The remains were found on the
edge of a canal in the area of Corn
ner Oaks Road and Muse Road,
according to law enforcement offi-
cials.
Dec.21
A letter from the St. Lucie Board
of County Commissioners was sent
to the commissioners of Glades
County. It was received Dec. 1 and
discussed during the board of
county commissioners meeting of
Dec. 12.
The letter urges the board to
reconsider its support for a coal-
fired power plant to be built within
the county.
The letter was penned by Chris
Craft, chairman of St Lucie Board
of County Commissioners and
states, "The negative air quality
effects of a plant of this type will be
felt by communities far outside
your municipal boundaries."
Dec.28
Taking its cue that Christmas is
here, Moore Haven did something
special for the folks who decked
out their homes in holiday cheer.
Prize money was awarded to
Christmas decoration winners at
the city council meeting on Dec. 19.
There were two categories this
year. One was for residences and
the second was for businesses.
The city-wide contest really
brightened up the hometown this
year. In the past the contest was
held for residences, but this year a
new category for businesses was
added.


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