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Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
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Publication Date: November 27, 2008
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GLADES COUNTY






DEMOCRAT

Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, November 27,2008 Volume 83, Number 18


Glades at a

Glance

Republicans meeting
Glades Republicans will
hold their next monthly meet-
ing Monday December 8 at the
Moore Haven Library at 7 pm.
Election of new county com-
mittee officers for 2009-2010
will be held, including precinct
representatives. Please try to
attend to help make the best
choices.
Other agenda items include
planning our participation at
Christmas on the Caloosa-
hatchee and 2009 area festi-
vals.
This meeting is open to the
public.

FWC announces hog
hunt dates
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
announces a notice of intent to
issue permits for the purpose of
controlling the feral hog popu-
lation and protecting the eco-
logical values on the Fisheating
Creek Wildlife Management
Area, West of U.S. 27.
Permits will be issued for
two hog control time periods,
Dec. 12- 14, and Dec. 19 -21.
Twenty-five permits will be is-
sued for each hog control pe-
riod. Permits will be issued on
a first-come, first-serve basis to
individuals 16 years of age or
older. Permits will only be dis-
tributed at the Fisheating Creek
WMA check-station at the FEC
Campground located on U.S.
Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at
10 a.m.
Permitees will be allowed to
take wild hogs with no size or
bag limit. The use of dogs for
capturing or taking hogs is pro-
hibited. Firearms will be limited
to a shotgun with #1 Buckshot
or larger.
For additional information
you may contact the Fisheating
Creek WMA office at 863-946-
1194.

Native Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant So-
ciety meeting will be held on
the first Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
at 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring
in conference room number
three.
For more information, call
Roy Stewart at 863-632-0914.

Go Green
Help The Glades County
Democrat GO GREEN and raise
money for your community

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Index
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Opinion ........ . . 4
School ......... . . 5
Sports............... 2
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The hay harvest in Lakeport/Brighton area takes place near Thanksgiving.



Cops for Christmas


Sheriff's office
organizes annual
toy program

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- The
Cops for Christmas toy give
away has become a bigger
and even better Christmas time
event. Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
started the toy program about
three years ago. He wanted to
make sure that needy families
also have a joyful holiday. Ac-
cording to Sergeant Kimberly
Hill, the sheriff feels that no
child should go without gifts on
Christmas. Funds are donated
from citizens, organizations
and from the Sheriff's Office
Forfeiture Fund.
People who donated funds
or their time to make this hap-
pen have truly realized what a
difference they can make in a
child's life. The sheriff's office is
able to buy new toys for all age


levels of children and give them
away. This is a chance for chil-
dren to more fully understand
the spirit of the holiday, and to
see that their community cares
about them.
When money has been col-
lected, and the Sheriff's Office
totals the exact amount that
can be used, it is time to sched-
ule a shopping trip. Sergeant
Kimberly Hill mentioned that
employees of the sheriff's office
volunteer to go shopping, and
are divided into groups. Each
group has a final total amount
of money and a certain age
group to keep in mind while
looking for appropriate gifts.
The groups will shop for toys
for both boys and girls within
their assigned age group.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office works with local com-
munity services to identify fam-
ilies truly in need. Employees
also volunteer at the event to
give the toys away. Toys are set
up on tables in the Doyle Con-
ner Building and categorized
according to age group and


gender. Volunteers have large
bags to collect the appropriate
toys when the recipients arrive.
There will be a lot of cheerful
kids standing in line when the
day arrives for them to receive
toys. Volunteers look forward
to this part of the program so
they can feel the spirit of the
season.
The Cops for Christmas pro-
gram has grown larger each
year since its inception. Ser-
geant Hill also noted that the
sheriff's office places more
emphasis throughout the year
to collect funds for the event,
and each year there is more
money becoming available to
purchase toys. This year's Cops
for Christmas toy give away is
being held on Saturday, Dec. 13
at the Doyle Conner Building
in Moore Haven from 2-4 p.m.
Donations are no longer being
accepted at this time. However,
citizens can plan to help with
next year's program.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.
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submitted
Last year, before Christmas, volunteers wait to serve children on the list of recipients
for toys from Cops For Christmas.


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Christmas on the
Caloosahatchee
features parade,
food and raffles

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- Volun-
teers, officials and employees
of Glades County School Dis-
trict and the city of Moore Ha-
ven are looking forward to this
holiday season's annual festival
called Christmas on the Caloo-
sahatchee. Family entertain-
ment, reasonably priced food,
raffles and a light parade with
Santa will be featured on Thurs-
day, Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m.
About eight years ago a
group of local teachers began
to organize the first festival, and
the city joined in by putting up
lights and grooming the city
park on Avenue J. Before the
lights go up, the Moore Haven
High School Beta Club mem-
bers go through all the light
bulbs and replace the ones that
are burnt out. The Christmas
lights will stay up through the
New Year.
This is a major fund raising
event for local schools and all
grade levels will have booths
set up. Bring an appetite be-
cause entrees and sides include
chili, red beans and rice, tacos,
french fries, nachos, tama-
les, tostados, hot dogs, pork
sandwiches, pumpkin bread,
hamburgers or cheeseburgers,
soup, and cornbread. Sweets
and snacks include popcorn,
candy apples, cotton candy,
boiled peanuts, jars of jelly or
relish or pickles, elephant ears,
cupcakes and other baked
goods. Beverages offered will
be sweet tea, coffee, soda, bot-
tled water and hot chocolate.
Raffles will feature a bike,
yard art, Bath and Body, iPod,
50/50 tickets, guitar, garden
statue, and a hunting/fishing
trip. Children can enjoy photos
with Santa, giant slide, sleigh
ride, Animal Land, bounce
house, frisbee, bean bag toss,
pony pulling cart, and face
painting.


Organizations will be set
up like Parent Teacher Orga-
nization, St. Joseph Catholic
Church, 4-H, Project Gradua-
tion, health department, wom-
en's club, First Baptist Church,
economic development coun-
cil, garden club, New Hope
Baptist Church, Conservative
Citizens of Glades County, St.
Martin's Episcopal Church and
school clubs.
Entertainment for the eve-
ning will be furnished by a
student choir, Moore Haven
High School band, First United
Methodist Church choir, music
DJ, and charter school students
from Brighton will sing carols
in Creek. There is still time to
volunteer for entertainment.
Susan Prowant, Felinda
Langdale and many others
have organized the event.
Booth spaces are still open for
$10. Booth vendors must bring
their own tables, lights and ex-
tension cords. Note that there
will be no duplicate items, so
first you must sign up with Ms.
Prowant at 863-946-0737.
To sign up, qualify and pre-
pare for a light parade entry,
you must contact Ms. Langdale
at 863-227-0311 or 863-946-
0737. All kinds of creative ve-
hicles can be in the light parade
such as cars, golf carts, ATVs,
bicycle, motorcycles, or saddle
horses.
The city park location by the
Caloosahatchee River is in the
historic section of Moore Ha-
ven. You can find it south of the
U.S. 27 bridge at Riverside Drive
and Avenue J.
School children and festi-
val organizers thank all school
district and city officials, em-
ployees and volunteers. Those
who donated funds will be
shown appreciation by having
their names listed on a plaque
set up during the festival. Last
year's festival was a popular
success due to community in-
volvement. Funds raised will go
towards school supplies, mate-
rials and field trips.
"It is for a good cause," said
Susan Prowant, teacher.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.
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Affordable entertainment


Books and other
media on sale at
public library

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- Residents
do not have to drive all the way to
Fort Myers to find entertaining di-
versions. Instead, get away from
it all and go to the public library
in Moore Haven and meet char-
acters of all types. The Friends'
corner book nook has printed,
audio, video and vinyl media on
sale. Browsers can meet navy


admirals, private investigators,
aristocrats, and trailblazers in
the donated or withdrawn books
that still have life in them.
The Friends of Glades County
Public Library offer two paper-
back books for 25 cents; and two
hardbacks, audio books, videos
or LP records for $1. The money
collected will end up helping
the library and benefitting the
patrons. There may not be a
bookstore in Glades and Hendry
Counties, so take a look at the se-
lections offered during the library
sale which will end after the first
of the new year. The Friends usu-
ally offer these items for purchase
on a regular basis, but the sale is


temporary.
You might need old-school
technology to enjoy video tapes
like "The Godfather III", or a
James Lee Burke audio tape. The
vinyl record selections have some
mighty nice literary pieces that
can be shared with children and
grandchildren when it is time to
settle down for the evening.
Hold on to old record turnta-
bles, cassette players and VCR's
so you can play your bargain
entertainment. Preserve the old
videos, music tapes, vinyl and
shellac records; because in the
present economy, new DVD's,
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20 years at Health Care District of Palm Beach County


HCD Marks Twenty
Year Milestone
West Palm Beach This month
the Health Care District of Palm
Beach County marks its 20th an-
niversary, a milestone recognized
Wednesday by the District's Board
of Commissioners.
At its meeting last week, the
Board approved a proclamation
that celebrated the wide range of
services delivered since voters of
Palm Beach County approved a
ballot referendum on November
8, 1988 to establish a health care
district "to maximize the health
and well being of Palm Beach
County residents by providing
comprehensive planning, fund-
ing, and coordination of health
care service delivery."
"The Health Care District was
launched with a challenging mis-
sion," said Board Chair Jonathan
Satter.
"Many dedicated people in our
community deserve thanks and
credit for helping the Health Care
District grow and mature into the
comprehensive health care sys-
tem it is today."
Since 1992, the District's
Trauma System has saved nearly
40,000 lives.
Every year the District protects
the health of 1.3 million residents
by delivering over two million
health services for uninsured resi-
dents, enabling uninsured expect-
ant mothers to receive more than
200,000 services from doctors
and other health care providers,
staffing registered nurses to care
for nearly 170,000 students who
make 655,000 visits to the public
school clinics, providing vision
and hearing tests to nearly 60,000
students, and treating residents
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General Hospital.
"We are a unique health care
system with a primary focus of
prevention," said Dwight D. Chen-
ette, the District's Chief Executive
Officer.
"With the leadership of our
volunteer Board and the support
of our dedicated employees, we
have implemented programs that
satisfy several areas of critical
need. Most notable, especially
in light of the recent economic
downturn, is the growth of our
health coverage programs for the
uninsured and for working peo-


ple with limited incomes. These
health coverage initiatives, as well
as our trauma system and school
health services, have been recog-
nized as model programs for the
nation."
The Health Care District's pro-
grams include the nationally ac-
claimed Trauma System, school
health rooms with dedicated
nurses in more than 170 public
schools in Palm Beach County,
the Edward J. Healey Rehabilita-
tion and Nursing Center, several
health coverage programs for the
uninsured, and a Pharmacy op-
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Glades Health Initiative, the Cari-
dad Center, Comprehensive Aids
Program and Compass, Pahokee
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ment Management Group.
The Health Care District is
governed by a seven-member
Board of Commissioners. Board
members include of Jonathan R.
Satter, Chair; Dr. Effie C. Grear,
Vice-Chair; Dr. Jean Malecki, Sec-
retary; David Goodlett; State Rep-
resentative Richard A. Machek;
Patrick DiSalvo; and Ms. Carol A.
Roberts.
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formation about the District's
health coverage programs, call
1-866-930-0035.
To see an illustrated timeline
of the District's progress year-by-
year please visit:
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The Health Care District of
Palm Beach County provides
health coverage for low-income
residents, a nationally recognized
trauma system, clinics with a
dedicated nurse in more than
170 public schools, a pharmacy
network, a long-term skilled
nursing and rehabilitation center,
and acute care hospital services
at Glades General Hospital, the
county's only public hospital.
The Health Care District is in
the process of constructing a new,
technologically-advanced hospi-
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Tigers fall to Mulberry and exit playoffs


Season ends abruptly
for Clewiston Tiger
By Jeff Barwick

The Tigers season ended
abruptly as a fast and powerful
Panthers team scored early and
often in a Class 2A Regional Quar-
terfinals at Clewiston's Cane Field
on Friday night.
Mulberry used big as they
rolled up 301 yards rushing on the
night and a defense that stopped
the Tigers when they had to..
Mulberry (8-4) got their first
score when junior quarterback
Tony Brown kept the ball on an
option and raced 94 yards mid-
way through the opening quarter.
The run came after it appeared
the Tigers had the Panthers
pinned deep after a 58-yard punt
by Isandro Marquez, his longest
of the year.
The Tigers then used a 7-play
drive to get into position for
Isandro Marquez to nail a 36-yard
field goal.


The entire drive was tallied to
tailback Darris Hughes.
After a 15-yard kickoff return,
Hughes had 5 carries for 29
yards.
The Tigers were aided by 2
penalties against the Panther de-
fense.
But that was the only success-
ful offensive effort for Clewiston
during the opening half.
On the following kickoff, Mul-
berry's Steven Willis busted loose
and streaked for a 70-yard touch-
down return.
Clewiston had a short drive
but had to punt and the Panthers
began at their own 26.
Wideout Jerrell Carr ran a re-
verse, checked up and threw a 39
yard completion to wideout Jus-
tin Wagstaff at the Clewiston 35.
Mulberry kept churning out
short yardage runs but enough to
get 2 first downs, the last being at
the Tiger 10.
On third down from the 2,
fullback Trent Thomas fumbled
the ball into the end zone and


Tiger senior linebacker Leonard
Newton pounced on the ball for
a touchback.
Clewiston got a drive going but
lost the ball when quarterback
Isandro Marquez was attempting
to pass and was hit at the time
he released the ball causing it to
go backwards and be ruled a lat-
eral that Mulberry recovered near
midfield.
From there, Jamar Reaves
scored on an inside reverse from
39 yards out just before intermis-
sion to post Mulberry to a 20-3
lead.
Clewiston (7-4) picked up two
touchdowns by senior tailback
Darris Hughes in the second half
on rushes of 10 and 13 yards.
But, it was too little, too late for
the Tigers.
Mulberry scored three touch-
downs of their own to keep
Clewiston and the game well un-
der control.
Hughes rushed for 244 yards
and 36 carries but the Tigers just
could not muster any other offen-


sive spark.
Marquez did complete 10
passes on 22 attempts but they
were of the short yardage variety
and only accounted for 64 yards.
"This was a very good team
that gave us looks we haven't
seen all year and it was hard to
get prepared for their offense,"
said Tiger.head coach Joe Roth.
He added, "Darris had a great
night and season. He's a special
kid who has grown so much this
year. He should get a good chance
to go on to the next level."
The Tiger defense played hard
but missed tackles and two blown
pass coverages allowed the Pan-
thers to break off some big plays.
LaMarcus Thicklin had 5 tackles
and 2 assists and defensive end
Adam Trevino had 5 tackles and
an assist.
Mulberry advanced in the
playoffs and now gets a return
engagement with district rival
Tampa Catholic, who beat them
in the regular season.
For the Tigers, the loss was dis-


appointing as they took an early
exit from the playoffs.
But, at the start of the sea-
son most observers did not offer
much hope for a winning season
and Clewiston did finish 7-4 and
were a perfect 4-0 in winning
their District Championship.

Scoring:
1 2 3 4
Total
Mulberry 14 6 6
14 40
Clewiston 3 0 7
8 18

1Q: Mulberry: Tony Brown, 94
yd run; kick Kody Glass
Clewiston: Isandro Marquez
36 yd field goal
Mulberry: Steven Willis 70 yd
kickoff return; kick Kody Glass
2Q: Mulberry:: Jamar Reaves
38 yd run; run conversion failed
3Q: Mulberry: Stevem Willis
39 yd run; kick failed
Clewiston: Darris Hughes 10
yd run; kick Isandro Marquez


4Q: Mulberry: Stetson Chanc-
ey 30 yd pass from Tony Brown;
Tony Brown 3 yd run for two
point conversion
Mulberry: Jerrell Carr 30 yd
run; kick failed
Clewiston: Darris Hughes,
13 yd run; Julio Ramos 3 yd pass
from Isandro Marquez for two
point conversion.

Stats:
Rushing (Carries/Yards): Dar-
ris Hughes, 36/244; Leonard New-
ton, 1/0; Joey Cordova, 1/0; Jama-
rcus Smith, 1/1; Keon Ward, 1/5,
Chris Herring, 1/6, Mark Richards,
1/-1, and Isandro Marquez, 2/-20.
Passing (Compl/Att/Int/Yards):
Isandro Marquez, 10/22/2/64
Receiving (Catches/Yards):
Joey Cordova, 1/8; Julio Ramos,
1/3; Damion Smith, 1/7; Jamarcus
Smith, 5/40; Damarian Allen, 1/2
.and Jonathan Brown, /4.


Glades Central wins Class 3A playoff opener


Pahokee and Glades
Day punch tickets to
Class 2B, 1A regional
finals, respectively

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
BELLE GLADE No Leron 'L.J.'
Thomas, no Kentavious McCoy,
no problem.
Enter Alanda Shaw, who led
Glades Central to a 25-6 victory
over Miami-Belen Jesuit last Fri-
day night.
Shaw, who came into this
season as the Raiders third-string
quarterback, was 9-of-21 passing
for 121 yards with three touch-
downs and three interceptions.
The sophomore, who took
over at the helm for Thomas (col-
larbone injury), was aided by a
balanced offensive attack and the
offensive line, arguably among
the very best in the state this sea-
son.
In the opening quarter of the
Class 3A-4 regional quarterfinal
game, Shaw connected with fel-
low sophomore wideout Kevin
Benjamin (three catches, 50
yards) with an 11-yard touch-
down pass.
Later in the first half, the soph-
omore quarterback threw anoth-
er touchdown pass, a 6-yarder to
senior wideout Rantavious Woo-
ten (two catches, 18 yards).
Wooten, the four-star receiver,
according to Rivals.com, compet-
ed in this game just six days after
suffering from back spasms in the
Nov. 15 Muck Bowl game against
Pahokee.


Wooten's score put Glades
Central up 19-0 going into half-
time.
After Belen Jesuit cut the Raid-
ers lead to 19-6 in the third frame,
Shaw put the game away with
a 17-yard touchdown strike to
senior tight end/wideout James
West (two receptions, 32 yards).
Though the rushing attack
wasn't especially effective the
Raiders were limited to 69 rush-
ing yards on 23 carries senior
tailback Antonio McCloude (12
carries, 65 yards) did register a
touchdown in the game.
McCloude's score came on a
18-yard run to open the contest.
In terms of total yardage, Bel-
en Jesuit held its own against the
Raiders defense as it mustered
184 total yards, only six less than
Glades Central (190).
But the Raiders defense, who
limited the Wolverines to only six
total first downs, came through
yet again when it mattered most.
The defensive back duo of
Cartavious Baldwin (2 INTs) and
Gregory Dent (1 INT) proved to
be the difference in the game for
Glades Central.
The Raiders (11-0) will travel
to Opa Locka tomorrow night to
face off against Miami-Monsignor
Pace in the Class 3A-4 regional
semifinal game.
Monsignor Pace defeated Fort
Lauderdale-Cardinal Gibbons, 35-
21, in their Class 3A playoff open-
er last week.
The Glades Central-Monsignor
Pace game is a rematch of last
year's regional semifinals, which
Glades Central won at home in an
8-6 comeback victory on a game-
winning field goal by Vincente


Escebedo.
The winner of this game will
move on to the Class 3A-4 region-
al finals next week.
The opponent will be either
Dunbar or Class 3A defending
champion Naples, who ended
Glades Central's season last year
with a 27-24 win to take the Class
3A-4 regional title.

Pahokee 22, Park-
way Academy 8:
In the Blue Devils Class 2B
playoff opener, it was Vincent
Smith who propelled them to vic-
tory.
The Michigan-bound run-
ning back (19 carries, 163 yards)
scored two of Pahokee's three
touchdowns in the game, includ-
ing an 80-yard run in the second
quarter.
Smith's score, followed by
a Nu'Keese Richardson 2-point
conversion run, put Pahokee up
15-8 going into halftime in their
home game.
No team scored again until
the fourth quarter, when Smith
punched in a touchdown run of
16 yards to conclude the game's
scoring.
Richardson, who connected
on a 5-yard touchdown pass to
Dexter Holmes, completed just
two passes on 12 attempts for 16
yards in this contest.
That being said, the Florida
commit did finish with 102 total
yards in the game (seven carries,
86 yards).
It just goes to show that there's
more than one way Richardson
could make his presence felt on


the field.
Holmes (two receptions, 16
yards) was the only receiver who
made any catches in the game for
Pahokee.
The Blue Devils (9-2) will be
hosting the Fort Lauderdale-Uni-
versity Suns tomorrow night in
the Class 2B-4 regional champi-
onship game.
It's a rematch of last year's
Class 2B playoff opener, which
Pahokee won 62-0.
University (11-0) defeated
King's Academy 16-9 in their Class
2B playoff opener last week.
It prevented the Lions from
advancing to its third consecutive
Class 2B-4 regional finals game
against Pahokee.

Glades Day 35, Indian
Rocks Christian 21:
Kelvin Taylor led the Gators
with 24 carries for 189 yards and
three touchdowns in their Class
1A playoff opening win.
Taylor's performance led all
Palm Beach County running
backs in the first week of the state
playoffs.
Glades Day senior wideout De-
andre Jackson was the county's
leader in receptions and yard-
age last week (nine catches, 101
yards).
The Suncoast transfer, who
caught an 8-yard touchdown pass
from Bo Schlecter in the game,
finished with 152 total yards (five
rushes, 51 yards).
Schlecter (13-for-17, 149 yards,
1 TD) scored a rushing touch-
down in the contest, a 4-yard run
in the first half.


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That score put Glades Day up
7-6 going into halftime.
Once again, Taylor was the
difference-maker for the Gators,
scoring all of his touchdowns in
the second half to put the game
away.
Though Glades Day's rush-
ing offense was great (237 total
rush yards), the run defense was
picked apart yet again.
Indian Rocks had its way on
Glades Day's run defense, rush-
ing for 258 yards on 39 carries
with three touchdowns.
Glades Day (6-5) earned the
right to host Class 1A powerhouse
Fort Meade in tomorrow night's
Class 1A-3 regional champion-
ship game.
It's a rematch of the Gators 23-
21 Class 1A-3 finals victory over
the Miners, which was played in
Fort Meade last year.
Glades Day overcame Fort
Meade's potent rushing attack in


the classic battle, highlighted by
Schlecter's game-winning field
goal with less than two minutes
left in the game.
Cody Davis's game-ending in-
terception sealed the win for the
Gators, which allowed more than
200 rushing yards to Fort Meade
last year.
Fort Meade, which defeated
Evangelical Christian 34-7 in their
Class 1A playoff opener last week,
is looking to end a two-game los-
ing streak to Glades Day.
Glades Day will need to tighten
up the holes in its run defense if
they expect to advance to their
third straight Class 1A state semi-
final game next week.
The winner of this game will
face either Miami-Dade Christian
or Class 1A defending champion
American Heritage-Delray Beach
in the state semifinals.
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reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


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THE NICEST COMMISSIONER: One of the nicest ladies and best
county commissioners I have ever communicated with and never had
the honor to meet. Let me tell you folks, if every commissioner was
like this woman, Glades County would not have any problems and be
the best county in the state.

A WOLF: Let me tell you she's nothing but a wolf in sheep's cloth-
ing, you people keep saying how nice she is. Read all of her posts dur-
ing election time and most seemed negative towards the incumbents.
Tell me, as I don't have degree in accounting, if you can't work will
your fellow elected official's, who can you work with ... just does not
add up.

TO THOSE WHO ARE CURIOUS ABOUT MY PERSONAL RE-
CORDS: I have a certificate of birth. I have a social security number/
card. I have a driver's license. I have a high school diploma. I have col-
lege credits in Accounting I and Accounting II. I have an IRS Preparer
Tax ID number. I have been licensed as a real estate salesperson. I
am registered as Republican but was previously registered as Demo-
crat. I am a property owner/taxpayer. I am married but did not change
my name after the nuptials, nor did he. I have two children, three
grandchildren. I have been defendant in a lawsuit in which forensic
accounting exonerated me. I received a gubernatorial appointment
after my credentials were authenticated. I have filed accurate financial
disclosures with the Ethics Commission. I am Protestant Christian. I
have never been arrested. I have the honor of serving Glades County
citizens. BEST OF ALL, I HAVE WONDERFUL CONSTITUENTS! Com-
missioner Donna Storter Long. P.S. I have a sense of humor! I will
answer other inquiries of a personal nature if e-mailed to mamzelle@
strato.net. And oh yes, "Mamzelle" was my beloved feline.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are online responses to last
week's story entitled, "Yacht Storage Nears Completion." We invite
readers each week to comment on stories that appear in the Glades
County Democrat.

SURE BEATS A LANDFILL: 10,000 ways to 1. I just spent a fair
amount of time up in Lake County here in Florida. There are a few
of these types of facilities up there. They are all in "up-scale" neigh-
borhoods. Watch out -- this area may be "up-scale" one day? Glades
County may want to study Lake County and take a few notes. And
they fight landfills tooth and nail up there. It seems like every other
week there are fishing tournaments up there. Those people spend
money and leave a relatively "small footprint." The most interesting
thing about the people up there They greet you with a smile and are
very pleasant and helpful! I am sure there are "politicians" up there
but the "statesmen" seem to out number them. Another thing they are
big on in Lake County are "assisted living" communities. I never saw
so many. Like I have said "Glades County is a diamond in the rough."
"Glades County is the keystone of South Florida." It will never happen
as long as "the old time politicians" are in control. Moore Haven and
the "politicians" that run the county (most of all the ones behind the
scenes) should "straighten out and start flying right." There is a tre-
mendous future here no matter what the economy does elsewhere.



Local Weather Forecast


Local beauty
Berry tree and Sabal palms are
near Lake Okeechobee.


INI/Nena Bolan


located in Moore Haven


INI/Nena Bolan

Sweater weather
Children enjoy their trikes in Brighton on a cool day.


Glades County Prescription Drug Discount Program


County Residents
Take Advantage Of
Free Discount Cards

INI Florida During the six
months since the introduction
of the Glades County's free pre-
scription drug discount program,
county residents filled nearly one
hundred prescriptions with the
cards at discounts averaging 30
percent savings per prescription,
Mary Ann Dotson, Glades County
's Human Resources Director an-
nounced today.
Glades County launched the
program to help consumers cope
with the high price of prescription
drugs. The county is making the
free prescription drug discount
cards available under a program
sponsored by the National Associ-
ation of Counties (NACo) that of-
fers average savings of 20 percent
off the retail price of commonly
prescribed drugs.
There has been an increas-
ing number of residents present-
ing the cards over the last few
months.


Best of all, there is no cost to
county taxpayers for NACo and
Glades County to make these
money saving cards available to
our residents.
The cards may be used by all
county residents, regardless of
age, income, or existing health
coverage, and are accepted at
many of the surrounding county's
pharmacies. A national network
of more than 59,000 participating
retail pharmacies also honors the
NACo prescription discount card.
Cards are available at the
Glades County Courthouse, Hen-
dry/Glades Health Department,
Glades County Social Services
and the local schools. County
residents can call toll free 1-877-
321-2652 or visit www.caremark.
com/naco for assistance with the
program.
"Using the NACo prescription
discount card is easy," said Ms.
Dotson. "Simply present it at a
participating pharmacy. There is
no enrollment form, no mem-
bership fee and no restrictions or
limits on frequency of use. Card-
holders and their family members
may use the card any time their


Weather Forecast for Glades County from the National Weather General News and Information


Service.
Moore Haven and surrounding areas:
Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind be-
coming north around 6 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Northeast
wind between 3 and 5 mph.


Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind around 5
mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Light southeast
wind.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 79.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 57.
Monday: Scattered showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Chance of precipitation is 30%.





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Free bread provided
Free Bread provided by the
fine folks at the New Hope
Baptist Church located at 1050
Yaun Road in Moore Haven.
This will be every Tuesday from
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and every Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or
when the bread is gone. Hard to
believe, but the bread is free!

Free services


help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore Ha-
ven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon until
2:30 p.m.
You can contact Tera or Linda
at the Center for Independent Liv-
ing at 941-766-8333 in Charlotte
County to find out the days that
they will be available in those ar-
eas.


Clubs and organizations


Yard and Bake Sale
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post
4185 is having an In-Door Yard
and Bake Sale on Friday, Dec. 5
and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the VFW Post 4185
Hall on 501 S. Francisco St. There
will be Christmas Trees and lights,
tires, household items and many
more items. There will also be a
bake sale. If you would like to do-
nate good used items please call
863-677-1482 to make arrange-
ments. All proceeds will go into
our Relief Fund to benefit veter-
ans and their families.

Glades Republicans
meet
Glades Republicans will hold
their next monthly meeting Mon-
day, Dec. 8 at the Moore Haven
Library beginning at 7 p.m.
Election of new county com-
mittee officers for 2009-2010 will
be held, including precinct rep-
resentatives. Please try to attend
to help make the best choices.
Other agenda items include plan-
ning our participation at Christ-
mas on the Caloosahatchee and
2009 area festivals. This meeting
is open to the public.

Homeless Awareness
and Food drive
November is Homeless
Awareness Month. Hendry-
Glades Homeless Coalition has
seen many great achievements
accomplished this year. You are
invited to participate in our food
drive that we will be hosting. If
you have any questions or would
like to receive more information,
please do not hesitate to contact
Erica Villafuert, Hendry-Glades
Homeless Coalition administra-
tor, 198 6th St SW/PO Box 1336 in
Moore Haven, at 863-946-6004, by


fax at 863-946-2290 or by e-mail:
ericav@MyGlades.com.

Christmas Open
House
Glades County Historical Soci-
ety invites all to first annual Christ-
mas Open House. The Glades
County Historical Society (GCHS)
members and friends are asked
to meet in the Pieter Westergaard
House at 270 Ave. L for a work
party to prepare for their first
annual Christmas Open House.
Wear work clothes and bring rub-
ber gloves and cleaning cloths.
The GCHS's Christmas Open
House will be on Dec. 13 starting
with a tour of the historic "Bunga-
low" style house built in the early
1900's, at 5:30 p.m. with ceremo-
nies and dedication at 6:30 p.m.
The agenda will include many
thank-you's for all who helped,
holiday music and homemade
refreshments. This house belongs
to all Glades County residents.
Please join in for this long-await-
ed celebration!
For further information, call
863-946-0520 or 863-946-2060.

Pistol course
rescheduled
The Pistol Course has been
rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 13.
The course is free and open to the
public. Space will be limited to 10
for the first course, if more sign
up we will give a second course
later. Participants can register by
calling me at 863-946-2566. No-
tice will go in newspaper on Nov
28. for the December date. Gate
will open at 8 a.m., class to start at
8:30 a.m. Class time will be about
3 to 4 hours with 30 to 45 minutes
range time. Bring your own pistol
and ammo, BUT LEAVE in vehicle
till range shooting time.


prescriptions are not covered by
insurance."
The program is administered
by Caremark Rx, Inc.
The National Association of Coun-
ties (NACo) is the only national
organization that represents county
governments in the United States.
Founded in 1935, NACo provides es-
sential services to the nation's 3,066
counties. NACo advances issues with
a unified voice before the federal


government, improves the public's
understanding of county govern-
ment, assists counties in finding
and sharing innovative solutions
through education and research,
and provides value-added services to
save counties and taxpayers money.
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visit www.naco.orj.


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Drama Returns to Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High School


By Crystal Drake
Teacher Michael Hutchison
has brought drama back to the
halls of MHJSHS after many years
of no school plays available for
our student body. The name of
the first play produced by the Dra-
ma Department was 'The Board-
inghouse' by Vern Harden and
the event was held at 7 p.m. on
Nov. 21 and 22, also on Nov. 26
at 9:45 p.m. at the Glades County
Auditorium.
Mr. Hutchison is in his third
year at the high school where he
teaches ninth and eleventh grade
English classes as well as a newly
added drama class. Mr. Hutchison
graduated from the University of
West Florida with a Bachelor's
degree in theatre. He also traveled


several years as a singer, actor and
stage director for a Christian musi-
cal group. In addition, he worked
as a trainer and presenter for Walt
Disney World. Mr. Hutchison has
also completed his Alternative
Certification requirements with
the State of Florida and our dis-
trict, making him a highly quali-
fied and certified English teacher.
We are quite fortunate to have
someone with his talent on our
staff.
The cast included the follow-
ing members: Sarah Buonpas-
tore, Brianna Criswell, Derrick
Tellez, Zachary Click, Monique
Duncanson, Fanny Velasquez,
Garry Powers, Frankie Neal, Am-
ber Hughes, Raquel Borovicka
and Jose Aguilar. The Techni-
cal Team consisted of: Cameron


Chailland, Justin Chailland, Zach-
ary Click, Mrs. Holly Buonpastore,
and Mrs. Lisa Click. The director,
Mr. Michael Hutchison, was also
in charge of set and costumes.
The Drama Department would
like to thank the following people
for their support. Mrs. Prowant
and Mrs. Barfield thank you for
your continued support for the
arts. "We are blessed to have an
administration that sees the ben-
efit of a well rounded education."
Thank you to Jordan Chailland,
Mr. Reid Ellinger, Pastor David
Mercer and Living Waters Fellow-
ship & Ministries, the MHHS dra-
ma class, Dr. John Huysman's art
class, Mr. Phil Cosby's Agriculture
class, the maintenance depart-
ment and cast parents.


Submitted photo
Pictured here is the cast of "The Boardinghouse" by Vern Harden. A play held at Moore Ha-
ven Jr./Sr. High School on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at the Glades County Auditorium.


Lawrence Group offers $588 million for U.S. Sugar


Investment group
takes deal directly to
shareholders

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
INI Florida -- U.S. Sugar exist-
ing 10 years from now.
The continuation of 1,700
jobs.
A sale to the state of Florida.
A lawsuit leveled at the top ex-
ecutives of the sugar giant.
The Mott family or the Law-
rence family?
The only certainty in Clewiston
nowadays is the uncertainty.
In the wake of an announce-
ment by U.S. Sugar that it would
sell much of its land for $1.34 bil-
lion to the South Florida Water
Management District for the pur-
poses of rehabilitating the Ever-
glades, the company has a new
offer to contend with.
Officials are approaching the
offer sensitively, given the fact that
its previous interactions with the
group ended in a lawsuit.
In a letter to the company,
Gaylon M. Lawrence Jr. -- who
along with his father Gaylon Sr.
operates the Lawrence Group, a
Nashville-based investment group
-- calls on individual stockholders


to take a good, hard look at the
figures on the table.
At $300 per share, the group
reasons that the offer represents a
better tangible value than the deal
put forth by the state of Florida to
buy out the sugar company.
Taken at face value, the $365-
per-share deal by the state car-
ries too many shifting variables
to stockholders, Mr. Lawrence
Jr. writes. The amount of tax that
would be required to be paid by
the company, and its existing debt
obligations, makes the deal with
the state a less attractive option,
the group said.
"Our offer would provide
shareholders with $300 in cash
per share immediately," said Mr.
Lawrence Jr. "Our offer is a win
for everyone: the employees,
the local communities, the envi-
ronment, the taxpayers, and par-
ticularly your shareholders. What
possible reason could you have to
not accept our offer?"
U.S. Sugar issued a statement
on Thursday in response. The
company requested that the Law-
rence Group send a proposal for
review:
"Our directors are continuing
to review and evaluate the alter-
natives available to the Company
and its stockholders, and look
forward to an orderly, measured,


and considered process that will
result in a transaction that is in the
best interests of the company and
its stockholders."
Todd Templin, a spokesman
for the Lawrence Group, said that
a formal proposal is being pre-
pared.
The Lawrence Group is no
stranger to U.S. Sugar.
The group is at the center of
a lawsuit against the sugar com-
pany. After making buyout offers
in 2005 and then later in 2007
for $293 a share, the Lawrence
Group was rebuffed, the lawsuit
claims, without the knowledge of
the employee stockholders.
The employee stockholders
filed the complaint.
The suit alleges that these
stockholders were in the dark
about the deal and as a result were
kept from selling their shares at a
50 percent premium -- at a time
when the company was buying
back individual shares at approxi-
mately $100 less a share.
The suit claims that U.S. Sug-
ar's CEO was wired $10 million
in hush money after initially be-
ing receptive to the plan, because
the Mott family, which maintains
control of the company through a
foundation, wished to keep con-
trol of the company.
Perhaps recalling that event,


the Lawrence Group has taken its
offer directly to stockholders in a
bid for transparency.
Meanwhile, the deal already
has local backers.
Melanie McGahee, an attorney
in Hendry County, calls the Law-
rence offer the most reasoned yet
for the purchase of the company.
"It looks to me like the Law-
rence deal is a no-brainer," said
Ms. McGahee, who believes that
agriculture will continue if the
group is successful in its bid.
She remains hopeful that the
Lawrence Group would work
with the state to supply it with
the land it needs to rehabilitate
the Everglades while operating
the mill and harvesting sugar well
into the future.
"This is a win-win," she said.
She admits to being "trauma-
tized" at hearing that U.S. Sugar
had agreed to sell to the state ear-
lier this year.
"My opinion is that the govern-
ment owning any assets is a bad
thing," she said. "The state is like
a drug addict and the land is like
cocaine. Once they take it, they're
never gonna give it back."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached at jzaragoza@newszap.
com.


INI/Ashley Smith
A Nashville-based investment group has offered to purchase
U.S. Sugar. The Lawrence Group is offering $300 per share
under the terms of its deal.


State grad rate increases


INI Florida Governor Char-
lie Crist announced that Florida's
graduation rate reached its high-
est point ever last year at 75.4
percent, according to results
released today by the Florida De-
partment of Education (DOE).
This rate exceeds the previous
year's rate by three percentage
points and represents an overall
improvement of 15.2 percentage
points since the 1998-99 school
year. The results indicate that ris-
ing numbers of minority gradu-
ates continue to play a significant
role in the improvement of Flori-
da's overall graduation rate.
"I am so proud of our schools,
teachers, and students for this
tremendous achievement," said
Governor Charlie Crist. "By giving
our high school students a com-
plete education, we are giving
them the foundation they need
for a successful future. Their suc-
cess will make Florida's work-
force and economy stronger."
"These results reinforce the
tremendous academic progress
our students have made over
the last decade and prove that
Florida is home to some of the
best teachers in the nation," said
Education Commissioner Dr. Eric


J. Smith. "It is vital that we con-
tinue to build on our progress by
elevating the expectation for our
children and preparing them with
the skills they need to succeed in
today's global economy."
Similar to last year, gradua-
tion rates for African-American
and Hispanic students showed
some of the largest growth this
year, increasing by 3.8 and 3.1
percentage points, respectively.
White students also showed
sizeable growth, with a 2.6 point
increase in their rate compared
to 2006-07.
The DOE bases its graduation
rate on data that follows every
single student from ninth grade
to graduation, a method that
more accurately calculates the
number of students who gradu-
ate high school. Florida currently
stands alone nationally in its
practice of compiling and follow-
ing individual student records
to determine a true, four-year
graduation rate. In October, the
United States Department of Ed-
ucation announced that all states
must adopt a uniform gradua-
tion rate calculation by the year
2010-11. Consequently, the DOE
is reviewing its graduation rate


to determine what changes are
needed to meet the new federal
requirement.
Decreased dropout rate
As Florida 's graduation rate
continues to rise, its dropout
rate continues to decline. Ac-
cording to the results, Florida 's
annual high school dropout rate
dropped to its lowest point ever
this year at 2.6 percent. This rate
is a decrease of 0.7 percentage
points compared to last year's
rate, and a decrease of 2.8 points
since 1998-99.
Increased minority achieve-
ment was the leading force be-
hind this decline. From 2006-07
to 2007-08, the dropout rate de-
creased for African-American,
Hispanic, American Indian and
multiracial students, with Afri-
can-American students showing
the most significant improve-
ments in dropout reduction.
For more information about
Florida's 2007-08 graduation and
dropout rates, visit http://www.
fldoe.org/news/pdf/grad_rate_
data.pdf.


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Yachting center in Ortona
Each storage building in Ortona at River Forest Yachting Center can hold between 70-80
boats.


Ample sums to borrow Second in series


By Jon Geitner
Senior Vice President
This is the second in a series of
six installments dealing with the
borrowing issues faced by many
consumers in today's world.
In my previous article I alluded
to the ample supply of money to
fund loans, but the greater focus
banks are applying to the five ba-
sic underwriting considerations;
Character, Collateral, Capacity,
Capital, and Conditions. If an ap-
plicant's qualifications do not
meet typical bank standards, in
each category, a prudent lender
should have a strong offsetting
circumstance in one of the re-
maining criteria in order to justify
an approval. This, along with my
next four commentaries, will try
to explain how your bank defines
each of the "5 C's of Credit".
I thought I would start with
Character. Although defined
similarly as found in any diction-
ary, banks tend to look at Charac-
ter in the context of a customer's
general stability and reliability.
Does the applicant have a sincere
willingness and desire to repay
the debt because it is the right


thing to do.
Another aspect of Character is
stability. Does the applicant have
a history of moving from job to
job or are they the sort of individ-
ual who demonstrates a steady
commitment to their employer,
limiting the risk of an interruption
of income. A good rule of thumb
is at least two years on the job
with the current employer. The
bank may rely on a credit report
to verify your employment, or it
may, with your permission, go so
far as to contact your employer
to verify what was listed on the
application. Overall, your ability
to repay the loan from the salary
you earn (Capacity) is critical.
Character can also be defined
by the individual's mobility. By
this I mean their tendency to re-
main in a single location for an
extended period of time. Does
our borrower show a history of
changing addresses frequently
(more than once every two years)
or are they inclined to remain at
their place of residence for sever-
al years. This criteria can be fur-
ther scrutinized by considering
whether the applicant owns their
home or rents. Historically, home


owners have deeper "roots" and
the result translates into longer
residency at a single location.
Willingness to repay, employ-
ment stability, and mobility are
all tracked by the various credit
reporting agencies. The three pri-
mary ones are Equifax, Experian,
and TransUnion. For a fee, these
organizations report informa-
tion, to the bank, disclosing the
paying habits and backgrounds
of the applicant. In addition, in-
formation such as social secu-
rity numbers, dates of birth, who
has recently inquired into their
file, and other personal informa-
tion are maintained within their
records. Finally, the most com-
monly recognized feature, your
credit score, is also revealed.
Knowing the Character of our
borrower is extremely important.
That is one of the reasons why it
is so important for your banker to
be an active part of their commu-
nity. Knowing the individuals they
serve, the economic health of the
local employers, and the general
"pulse" of the fiscal strength of
the area economy is critical.


INI/Nena Bolan

River Forest nears completion
River Forest Yachting Center in Ortona, Glades County is a facility for large boat storage.
The small house on the right is now a restaurant for employees and local residents.


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Johnie Oscar Jackson
TALLAHASSEE Johnie Oscar
Jackson, passed away on Thursday,
Nov. 20, 2008, after a short illness at
Big Bend Hospice House in Talla-
hassee.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1933 in
West Palm Beach. He lived the early
part of his life in Clewiston, and
moved to Tallahassee with his fami-
ly in 1974.
Johnie was an exceptional high
school athlete. Recruited by a num-
ber of major colleges, he was
unable to attend due to family obli-
gations and military service. After an
honorable discharge from the U.S.
Army, Johnie worked in the L.P. Gas
Industry for Glades Gas in Clewiston.
The entrepreneurial spirit took hold
of Johnie and Jane and they pur-
chased Talquin Grocery West of Tal-
lahassee in 1974, later renaming it
Jackson's Talquin Grocery. After 30
years in business they retired in 1994
to spend more time with their
granddaughters.
Johnie was actively dedicated to
the Lake Talquin Baptist Church,
serving 11 years as a Deacon, includ-
ing Deacon Chairman, Construction
Committee Member, and Board of
Deacons. He was also an active
member of the Fort Braden Commu-
nity Center, Senior Group.
His love for Seminole Athletics was
surpassed only by his love for his
family and granddaughters. Johnie
will be remembered as a dear friend
to many and a Godly example to all,
your honesty and integrity will be
missed.
Johnie was preceded in death by
his adoptive parents, Oscar and Ola
Jackson. He was a loving husband,
father, grandfather and a dedicated
Florida State Football fan.
He is survived by his dedicated
wife of 54 years, Jane E. (Norris)
Jackson; three sons, John "Kevin"
(and wife Angie), of Daphne, Ala.,
William Jennings "Jen", of Tallahas-
see, and James Daniel "Jimbo" (and
wife Wendy), of Tallahassee; and
three loving granddaughters, "Ash-
ley" Nicole Jackson, Veronica "Cait-
lin" Jackson, and Allison Danielle
"Allie" Jackson.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 22, 2008 at Lake Talquin
Baptist Church, with burial at Cul-
ley's Meadow Wood Cemetery at
700 Timberlane Road.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahas-
see, FL 32308; or Lake Talquin Bap-
tist Church, 21335 Blountstown
Hwy., Tallahassee, FL 32310.
Thank you Dr. Ron Hartsfield and
the staff at Big Bend Hospice House
for your care and support.


The story of the Mayaimis Indian Nation


By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The small river, fed by the pris-
tine waters of the lake, flowed
swiftly, cutting a winding, narrow
swath through the emerald, cus-
tard apple forest.
The narrow, watery path
emerged from the forest and me-
andered slowly through Carolina
willows, before starting its final
journey across the River of Grass.
A series of dirt mounds inter-
rupted the river's approach to the
Everglades.
The probing river stalled un-
decidedly before it encircled the
earthen intruders and continued
its journey south into the Ever-
glades.
Shelters were nestled on top
of square mounds of sand and
muck and loomed above the river
and surrounding Everglades.
Dirt causeways coursed
through the eddying river waters,
interlinking all the mounds.
Mayaimis Indians moved lei-
surely along the causeways to
different mounds as they vis-
ited friends and performed daily
tasks.
This short story gives us a brief
glimpse into the lives of the Mayai-
mis Indians living along the rivers
and creeks that flowed in and out
of Lake Okeechobee.
Who were the Mayaimis Indi-
ans and how did Lake Okeecho-
bee and the surrounding areas


look when the Mayaimis Indians
lived on its shore?
It is time to take "A Walk in The
Past" and get the latest gossip on
our Mayaimis neighbors.
The Mayaimis Indian Na-
tion was part of the "Belle Glade
Culture," (a term used to describe
the Indian culture around Lake
Okeechobee) and maybe the
Kissimmee River valley from ap-
proximately 1,000 BC to 1,700 or
1,800 AD.
It was a large territory that
included all or inland parts of;
Glades, Hendry, Palm Beach, and
Martin counties around the lake.
Other areas to the north in-
cluded Okeechobee, Highlands,
Osceola, and Polk counties.
Our old friend, Escanlante Fon-
tanedo, a Spanish Castaway and
slave of the Calusa Indians, tells
us some interesting tidbits about
our long forgotten neighbors, the
Miayami Indians; "Situated on the
bank of a river which extends into
the county the distance of fifth-
teen leagues, and issues from an-
other lake of fresh water, which is
said by some Indians who have
traversed it more than I, to be an
arm of Lake Mayaimi. On this
lake, which lies in the midst of the
country, are many towns, of thirty
or forty inhibitants each; and as
many more places there are in
which people are not so numer-
ous."
The river that Fontanedo was
referring to is the Miami River.


The Eastern Coastal Ridge and
the Immokalee Ridge formed a
basin that once directed part of
the Lake Okeechobee sheet flow
through the Everglades into the
Miami River that once flowed nat-
urally out to Key Biscayne.
It should be noted that the City
of Miami and the Miami River
were named after the Mayaimis
Indians and not the Miamis Indi-
ans living in Ohio.
Lake Mayaimis means Big Wa-
ter.
The name Mayaimis was also
used to describe the Indians living
on Big Water, a lake we know to-
day as Lake Okeechobee.
The Mayaimis Indian towns
were located along the lake's
shoreline and waterways that
flowed in and out of the lake.
Yesterday's Lake Okeecho-
bee had a much wider shoreline,
larger flood zone and many wa-
terways that have since been de-
stroyed.
Mounds found around Lake
Okeechobee today seem lost and
out of place in a geographical
patchwork of agriculture and ur-
ban development.
Old Timers recorded some
of the old lake boundaries; Peli-
can Lake, a large bay that started
roughly around Beacon Point and
ran northeast toward Canal Point.
The bay split Pahokee from
the mainland, forming Pahokee
into a small peninsula that jutted
out in the lake.


Hunting accident Birth


claims teenager


Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
officers are investigating what
appears to be a hunting accident,
which claimed the life of a Bro-
ward County teenager. Seth D.
Edge, 15, of West Park, died from
a single gunshot wound to the
head shortly before 7 a.m. Satur-
day.
The victim was duck hunt-
ing with his father and brothers
on Lake Okeechobee in Glades
County when his 13-year-old
brother attempted to set his gun
down. Witnesses said the gun fell
and discharged, fatally injuring
Seth, who was pronounced dead
at the scene. No charges have
been filed.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office was among the first re-
sponders and assisted in the in-
vestigation.


In Florida, children 15 years
and younger may hunt without
a hunting license, as long as they
are supervised by an adult. Chil-
dren under 16 may hunt with a
gun lawfully but must be under
adult supervision at all times.
The FWC regularly schedules
hunting safety classes in all Flor-
ida counties.
"We encourage all hunt-
ers, especially children to take
the course," said FWC regional
hunter safety administrator Lynne
Hawk. "The course is free and
satisfies the hunter education re-
quirements of all other states and
Canadian provinces that require
hunter safety certification."
Everyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, must pass an ap-
proved hunter safety course to
be eligible to purchase a Florida
hunting license.


Reyna

Birth
Odessa and
David Reyna of
Clewiston, are
proud to an-
nounce the birth
of their daughter
Davianna Mia.
Ms. Davianna
Mia was born on
Nov. 12, 2008 at
8:35 a.m.
She weighed 9
pounds 1 ounces
and was 20.5 inch-
es long at birth.


Further south, the lake waters
once extended out to Dead Man's
Curve on Highway 715, where
commercial fishermen once har-
vested catfish in the early 1900s.
The land area north of South
Bay is still called Lake Bottom.
It was once a great bay teem-
ing with ducks and fish.
The lake once extended be-
yond the Clewiston sugar mill
during the wet season.
The geographical change in
the early 1,900s makes it difficult
to envision the old lake boundar-
ies as they were in the days of the
Miayami Indians.
Laurence E. Will, the great
Glades historian, wrote about the
drought on Lake Okeechobee in
the early 1900s.
He said the settlers walked
across the southern sections of
the lake that were once under
water and discovered hundreds
of Indian skeletons.
It was a mystery to Lawerance
Will, who speculated that a great
battle could have been fought,
resulting in the death of so many
Indians.
Geologist and Anthropologist
may have a better answer.
Some believe that the lake's
south shore could have ended
where Rocky Reef lies today.
Rocky Reef is a limestone ridge
running east and west across the
lake.
It protrudes several feet above
the water when the lake is low


and extends from Pahokee to
Lakeport.
Most of the islands in Lake
Okeechobee are south of Rocky
Reef, indicating that all land south
of Rocky Reef may have been
higher once upon a time.
Archeologist have found
enough artifacts on the lakes bot-
tom to support the fact that Indi-
ans once lived high and dry in ar-
eas that are now inundated with
lake water.
Hurricanes and flooding were
probably the key factors that ex-
tended the lake's shoreline south
of Rocky Reef.
Hurricanes no doubt played a
role in the destruction of the buri-
al mounds.
There will be more Tall Tales
about the Mayaimis Indian towns
and their locations in next week's
edition of "A Walk in The Past."
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston
Museum if you have questions,
artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale
of a Tale" that you would like to
share.
The Museum's hours are from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Butch Wilson is the
Clewiston Museum Director.
He can be reached at clewis-
tonmuseum(a embarqmail.com,
or by phone at 863-983-2870.


Submitted photo
Davianna Mia was born on Nov. 12, 2008 to parents Odessa and David
Reyna, of Clewiston.


Engagement


Walden -

Kline

engagement
Tammie Denise Bellew Walden
and George Michael Kline would
like to announce their plans to be
joined in marriage.
The couple will marry during a
ceremony to be held on Saturday,
Dec. 13, 2008.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of the late James and Edna
Bellew of Clewiston.
The groom-to-be is the son of
Diane Moore and the late Ken-
neth Moore of Clewiston.


Submitted photo
George Michael Kline and Tammie Denise Bellew Walden will
be joined in marriage on Dec. 13, 2008.


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Arrest Report


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..



Glover Williams, 21
Belle Glade
Aggravated battery
on person 65 years
or older
*Robbery by
sudden snatching
without weapon
Arrested Nov. 21
Bond has been set
to $8,000

Miriam Simms, 23

*Belle Glade
Aggravated battery
person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested Nov. 19
Released Nov. 20
on probation


Corey Douglas, 20


*Pahokee
Robbery with a
firearm
Arrested Nov. 23
No bond set for
release



Micheal Davis, 39

*Pahokee
*Aggravated battery
person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested Nov. 24
No bond has been
set for release


Haslett C. Ayala, 18

*Clewiston
Burglary of
a structure/
conveyance
unarmed with no
person inside
-Theft is between
$300 to $5,000
Arrested Nov. 23


John Hall, 25

*Clewiston
Battery causing
bodily harm

assault or battery
Arrested Nov. 23


Pedro Castro, 25



*Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Nov. 22



Barry Shea, 43

Clewiston

violation of
probation: felony
or community
controlled






*Battery causing
bodily harm
assault or battery
Arrested Nov. 23


Lee D. Humphrey, 35
Clewiston
LaEO with injury and
property damage
Selling cocaine
assault on an officer

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Donnie L. Donaldson, 23 Emmanuel Morgan, 31

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*Burlgary of
unoccupied
dwelling; unarmed;
no assault
Arrested Nov. 18
Bond set for
$20,000


Jean Ulysse, 44
*Belle Glade
*Nonmoving traffic
violation driving
while license is
suspended; habitual
offender
*Fraud false ID
given to LEO
Arrested Nov. 20
Released Nov. 20

Alicia Downing, 20

*Larceny theft
is between $300
to $10,000 from
person 65 years or
older
Arrested Nov. 19
Released Nov. 20
on $3,000 bond


Fred Morgan, 50
*Pahokee
SViolation of
probation: failure to
register properly as
a sex offender
*Criminal mischief
$1,000 or more
Arrested Nov. 18
No bond has been
iset for release

Damian Delamoneda, 32
*Pahokee
*Burglary of a
dwelling unarmed
*Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Nov. 22
Bond has been set
to $8,000

Shirley N. Cotton, 44

Clewiston
*Dealing in stolen


dependence of a
minor
Arrested Nov. 23


Mario E. Bedolla, 15


*Clewiston
*Battery felony
resulting in bodily
harm or injury
Arrested Nov. 23


I Belle llaue
*Failure to appear
for felony offense:
Sale of cocaine
Arrested Nov. 23
No bond set


Lesly David, 19
Belle Glade
Obstructing justice
threaten a victim -
witness informant
Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested Nov. 23
Bond has been set
to $6,000


Tommy Moreland, 18
*South Bay
*Burglary of
unoccupied dwelling
*Larceny grand
theft $5,000 or
more but less than
$10,000
Arrested Nov. 18
Released Nov. 19
on $6,000 bond

Jerry Jackson, 21
*Pahokee
*Possession of
marijuana over 20
grams
Possession of
marijuana with
intent to sell or
deliver
Arrested Nov. 18
No bond set

Kelvin Walker, 35
S*Pahokee
*Violation of
probation: driving
i*Aihi. irn.


INI Florida Representative
Shelley Vana recently visited the
Jay Robert Lauer Hospice & Pal-
liative Care Unit at JFK Medical
Center. The tour was conducted
by Hospice of Palm Beach Coun-
ty staff: Dr. Richard Levene, DO,
FAAFP, FAAHPM, Vice President
of Medical Affairs; Julie Formoso-
Onofrio, MD, Unit Medical Direc-
tor, JFK Unit; and Colleen Hill,
Practice Manager. The unit was
dedicated by Matt Lauer in mem-
ory of his father and appreciation
for the care given by Hospice of
Palm Beach County. Said Matt
Lauer, "Hospice of Palm Beach
County were life enhancers for
my Dad and our family."
The 11th annual Jay Robert
Lauer Golf Tournament to benefit
Hospice of Palm Beach County
will be held Dec. 12 and Dec. 13
at The Breakers Palm Beach. For
more information and tickets,
please call 561-494-6884 or visit
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is suspended,
cancelled or
revoked; felony
Arrested Nov. 19
Released Nov. 19
on $6,000 bond


Walter F. Jones, 37



Non-moving traffic
violation habitual
offender
Arrested Nov. 17




Rodney P Johnson, 60


* Clewiston
*Possession of a
vehicle with altered
numbers
* Larceny theft
between $300 to
$5,000
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CD's, legitimate downloads and
gadgets will empty your wallet.
New releases on dvd's and cd's
can cost $16-$26 and up, and the
sound quality of the cheaper gad-
gets may not satisfy your discern-


ing ear.
Look for old school technolo-
gy stored and forgotten in closets
and the seldom seen junk room.
As a last resort, media lovers can
find older or refurbished VCR's,
and turntables by shopping the
internet. Prices will vary greatly.
The library's assortment of
books ranges from high-brow
literature, history, and biography


to pure horror, romance, how-
to books, picture books and the
nearly impossible to categorize.
Buyers of inexpensive books can
easily be lured into the ancient
forest to find Merlin, or scared out
of their wits late into the evening
with "Red Dragon". It may only
cost a quarter to do so. A new
paperback from a retail book-
store can cost about $9 if you are


lucky.
The library has a 2009 sched-
ule starting January 10 with a na-
ture photography workshop for
children and adults, followed on
January 20 with an open house
that introduces its partnership in
Heartland Cooperative. Florida
Highwaymen Artist, R.L. Lewis,
will be a guest on February 21. A
membership with Friends of the


Glades County Public Library is
$5 a year.
A wonderful history archive
room, containing Glades County
and south Florida history, is ready
to accept your contribution of
family and community journals,
documents, books, newsletters,
business ledgers, pamphlets,
photos, and yearbooks. A meet-
ing room is also available for or-


ganizations.
The public library is located
along the Caloosahatchee River at
201 Riverside Drive in the historic
district of Moore Haven. Call 863-
946-0744 for more information.
Books can also be purchased
at the community library in Or-
tona on Wednesdays.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
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SFWMD Invests in Additional Alternative Water Supply


15 projects to help sustain South
Florida's water resources
West Palm Beach, FL The
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) has approved
the investment of an additional
$5 million for the development
of alternative water supplies to
better protect water resources
for the public and the environ-
ment across South Florida. To-
gether with water conservation
measures, developing alternative
water supplies will help ensure
a more reliable and sustainable
supply of water for Florida's fu-
ture.
In September, the District Gov-
erning Board invested more than
$22 million in 24 projects to help


local communities build alterna-
tive water supply projects. This
includes $3.8 million in matching
funds from the state.
On November 13, the board
authorized using an additional $5
million to pay for 15 more proj-
ects. When completed, these 39
projects will collectively provide
nearly 27 million gallons of ad-
ditional water per day. That's the
average daily water use of nearly
151,000 South Florida residents.
A list of the 15 new projects is
available by clicking here.
Alternative water supplies in-
clude treatment of saltwater and
brackish water, capture and stor-
age of surface water during wet
weather, and use of reclaimed


water and stormwater from res-
ervoirs or aquifer storage and re-
covery (ASR) systems. Once con-
structed, projects that produce
usable water from these sources
will provide a community with
millions of gallons of additional
water supply.
As part of the District's selec-
tion process, alternative water
supply project proposals were
evaluated for meeting funding
criteria, such as minimizing im-
pact on existing water resourc-
es, reducing local competition
for water and producing a high
quantity of alternative water sup-
ply relative to project cost. In ad-
dition, the projects were required
to be ready for construction upon


grant award and be consistent
with existing regional water sup-
ply plans.
The District administers funds
through the Alternative Water
Supply Funding Program. Cities,
utilities, homeowners associa-
tions, community development
districts and other water users
and suppliers can be awarded
up to 40 percent of a project's
construction costs, based on to-
tal funding available and project
type. Project sponsors finance the
balance, although economically
disadvantaged communities may
be eligible for full funding.
Florida's growing population
has focused attention on future
availability of sufficient water sup-


plies. Since 2005, the state legisla-
ture has approved annual funding
for diversifying water resources,
specifically the development of al-
ternative water supplies. The Dis-
trict and the State of Florida have
invested approximately $163 mil-
lion since 1996 to fund more than
400 alternative water supply proj-
ects. These projects collectively
are adding more than 300 million
gallons per day of "new" water to
the regional supply.
For more information about
alternative water supply and re-
lated funding programs from the
South Florida Water Management
District, visit www.sfwmd.gov.
About the South Florida Water
Management District


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees
the water resources in the south-
ern half of the state 16 counties
from Orlando to the Keys. It is the
oldest and largest of the state's
five water management districts.
The agency mission is to manage
and protect water resources of the
region by balancing and improv-
ing water quality, flood control,
natural systems and water supply.
A key initiative is cleanup and res-
toration of the Everglades.


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Agriculture in Glades County
Weather has cooperated during hay season in south Florida. This


scene is near Lake-


Berry tree
Moore Haven Elementary School near the end of the day.


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This Thanksgiving, don't be a turkey


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I've been told that the com-
mercially grown turkey is one of
nature's less intelligent creatures.
In the article I read, the do-
mesticated turkey was described
as being "as brainless as a base-
ball."
Even drinking can put a strain
on turkey intelligence. If a turkey
is outdoors, looking up at the
sky when it starts to rain, it can
drown.
They're often not smart enough
to close their mouths in the rain.
Being called a turkey takes on a
whole new connotation!
But at least the turkey has an
excuse for being "bird-brained."
It has a bird's brain!
There is less excuse for human
beings.
Take the nine lepers Luke
writes about in Luke 17.
Jesus had given them a tre-
mendous gift.


Jesus had healed them from a
disgusting, painful, and unsightly
skin disease.
Even more, Jesus had made it
possible for them to re-enter so-
ciety and reunite with their fami-
lies.
Ten lepers were healed. But
only one leper, and a Samari-
tan at that, came back and said,
"Thanks."
What turkeys! Ten received
God's blessing, but only one
stopped to say thanks.
What about us?
Thanksgiving Day is here. In
which group will you be found?
Amongst the nine who forgot
or with the one who came back
to thank God?
No one wants to be a turkey. If
we want to avoid being "turkeys"
this Thanksgiving, the behavior
of that tenth leper might prove
instructive.
A first step in thanks-giving is
perceiving, seeing the ways we've
been blessed.


God has given different crea-
tures different ways of seeing.
I read that a hawk, perched on
top of the Empire State building,
could locate a dime on the side-
walk below.
I don't know why a hawk
would care about a dime located
on the sidewalk below the Empire
State Building, but if a dime were
there, the hawk could spot it.
A bee has a different kind of
vision. Its eyes have 15,000 facets
that enable it to see the sun as a
single dot and to navigate long
distances with the sun as a refer-
ence.
A kingfisher has two kinds of
vision: one for spotting fish as it
flies overhead and another for
seeing fish underwater.
There are different ways of
seeing, and we may need to see
things in different ways if we are
to experience the full measure of
our blessings.
Can we thank God this Thanks-
giving not only for the good things


that happened, but also for the
bad things that didn't happen?
The problems and disasters
we worried about which did not
come about?
Can we look in a different way
and see some sort of blessing
even in the problems that we do
face?
George Matheson, a Scot-
tish preacher, once shared, "I've
thanked God a thousand times for
my 'roses.' Now I've got to learn
to thank God for my 'thorns.' "
Matheson happened to be
blind which is a pretty signifi-
cant "thorn."
Maybe, if we think about it a
bit, we, too, can find different
ways of seeing our blessings.
And we are not meant to keep
all of these blessings to ourselves.
"Thanks," is only half of the word
"Thanksgiving."
"Giving" is the other half.
We are all very fortunate to
have something to give.
In the West Virginia hills they


Whose shall those things be?


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
We are tempted to think that
the things we have toiled for and
given our energies to are ours!
We are only stewards of what
we possess and if we are not
careful we will be possessed by
our possessions!
We must be sure we possess
our possessions (Obadiah 17).
One way to make sure our
possessions do not possess us
is to remember "the earth is the
Lord's and the fullness thereof" (I
Cor. 10:26).
Scriptural giving is one way
of possessing our possessions
instead of being possessed by
them.
Often I've heard "do your giv-
ing while your living and you'll
know where it's going!"
Let's look at some rewards of
giving:
Giving to a cause greater
than we are extends our work.


Giving increases our sense of
involvement.
Giving is an opportunity to
participate in a good work.
Giving fills a need of tran-
scending our own realm.
Giving increases our gener-
osity.
Giving brings its own reward
of good measure, pressed down,
and overflowing into our bosoms.
(Lk. 6:38)
A generous attitude makes
for a happy spirit (2 Cor. 9:7).
The question, "Then whose
shall those things be" (Luke
12:20) was asked relative to pos-
sessions left at death.
In a very real sense we are re-
sponsible as to who will then re-
ceive our goods.
Solomon wrote of leaving the
fruit of our labor to others who
may or may not be wise in the use
of it (Eccl. 2:18-10).
The Psalmist said "man heaps
up and knows not who will gath-
er" (Psalm 39:6).
An unappreciative or unwise


heir may carelessly squander
wealth which may have been ac-
cumulated by hard work, simple
living and self denial.
There are some things we
should consider relative to our
possessions now which will af-
fect them after we are gone:
*Be generous now.
By giving while we live we can
have the joy of seeing the fruits of
our giving.
*Choose your heirs carefully.
Dumping riches into one's lap
may cause him to live foolishly.
We should consider the con-
sequences of the wealth on our
heirs.
*Be a faithful steward.
A steward is one who has the
goods of another entrusted to him
for use for the rightful owner.
A worthy steward makes good
use of his possessions while he
lives.
A good steward also makes
provision for the proper use of his
goods after he is gone.
When death comes we leave


our earthly possessions, all of
them!
We can leave them in such a
way as to be a blessing to man
and the glory of God.
"Moreover it is required in
stewards that a man be found
faithful" (I Cor. 4:2).
It is an appropriate question
"Then whose shall those things
be, which thou hast provided"
(Luke 12:20). Remember, you
can't take it with you (I Timothy
6:7), but you can send it on ahead
(I Timothy 6:17-19).
It is a fact that you can use
your substance during your life
and you may will it to some wor-
thy cause where it will do good
long after you are gone.
Bequest should have a spiri-
tual intent with an eternal value.
"Whose shall these things be", is
up to you!


More than a nice gesture or being polite


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
There are many times when
I've been with people after an or-
deal; an operation, the return of
a loved one who was in danger,
the escape from a threatening
situation, the passing through
a hostile territory. The call is to
give thanks. Noah stops to build
an altar (Genesis 8:20) when the
ark escapes the flood waters and
is brought safely back to dry land.
Nehemiah finds the city of Jeru-
salem in ruins and rebuilds, then
gives thanks to God for a restora-
tion (ch 12:40) and worships. In
spite of the decree of King Darius,
Daniel continues to give thanks
to his God (6:110) even though it
would lead to defiance and finally
the lion's den.


Our Pilgrim forefathers stopped
to worship once the hardships of
a transatlantic voyage was over
and they had arrived at a new and
promised land. All of these stories
did not bring an end to more chal-
lenges or more difficulties; Noah's
descendants would know slavery
and persecution, Nehemian's city
would be again the site of many
battles, our ancestors did not step
into a land of comfort and peace.
Yet at each moment, there came
a time to give thanks even when
things were difficult or problems
remained.
Gratitude toward God for be-
ing with us during dare hours,
not leaving us without hope, not
leaving us comfortless; that's cap-
turing a bigger picture of our lives
and God's place in them.
Human beings are their most
human when they appreciate all


that they have been given and
their recognition of the source of
all of our gifts is at the root of wor-
ship. A great writer has said that
our recognition that "we didn't
get through this all on our own"
or "we didn't create the world
and life without help" is when
we begin to see God at work and
when we realize that we have re-
ceived so many and wonderful
blessings.
Worship is our praising God for
what He has done for us and for
all of humanity; and our response
and wanting to do something in
return. In comparison to what
God has done, it is precious little.
That's all right, though, the Lord
has told us to go ahead and do it.
When He comes to face a dark-
est earthly hour, He stops with His
disciples and gives thanks over the
things they will share and ordains


that we will give thanks ever after
in our worship, fellowship, com-
mon meal offerings. Thanksgiving
is seeing the big picture; realizing
what we have been given, real-
izing what God has done for us,
realizing that we were not alone
during the darkest of hours. It is
the inner cal to say something to
God, no matter how inadequate,
that we are aware of His presence
and His gifts. It is taking time out
to return what it is that we have
to return, not much in compari-
son to what God has done, but
enough because He asks it of
us. In reality, God doesn't ask a
lot, after all, there's not much we
could give when you think about
it. Just being thankful, that's all.
That much I can do; that much I
should do. Come Thanksgiving,
that much I will do!


have a custom of setting an extra
place setting and an extra chair at
the Thanksgiving table.
It's a reminder that there will
always be people in need and
we need to make room in our
hearts and in our giving for peo-
ple in need.
We can make generous giving
a part of our thanks-giving.
Remember, every time we
feed the hungry, give drink to the
thirsty, clothe the naked, visit the
sick or the prisoner, it's the same
thing as doing it for Jesus (Mat-
thew 25:31).
The tenth leper may not have


had much, but in his gratitude he
shared what he had to give.
This Thanksgiving, don't be a
turkey.
In English, the word "think"
and the word "thank" both come
from the same root.
Nine out of ten forgot to think
and forgot to thank God for their
blessings.
But the tenth leper saw his
blessings, gave thanks for his
blessings, and shared his bless-
ings.
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Special Wednesday
nights at First
Christian!
During the month of Decem-
ber, First Christian Church, 201
N. Francisco St., will be having a
Special Study.
The first three Wednesday
Nights the Church will be study-
ing Rick Warren's "The Purpose
of Christmas."
This includes a DVD with Rick
Warren and a Study Leaflet.
On Dec. 3 the study is entitled,
"A Time Of Celebration.
On Dec. 10 the study if entitled,
"A Time Of Salvation."
On Dec. 17 the study is entitled,
"A Time of Reconciliation."
On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve,
there will be a Christmas Eve
Candlelight Carol Service.
Preceding each of these Ser-
vices there is a Potluck Dinner at
6 p.m. with the Services to follow
at 7 p.m.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, cordially invites the
public to attend these Special Ser-
vices.

First Christian plans
a busy Christmas
Season
First Christian Church has
made plans for a busy Christmas
Season.
The first three Wednesday
Nights at 7 p.m. the church will
be studying Rick Warren's "The
Purpose of Christmas."


Each Sunday those who attend
will receive a Christmas Memento
of their attendance.
On Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. the
Church Choir will be present-
ing the Cantata, "JOY TO THE
WORLD," under the direction of
Jackie Miller, Minister.
Soloist include Deanna Walker
and Heather Giddens. On that
same day at 7 p.m. the Christ-
mas Program, "JOY FOR THE
WORLD," will be presented un-
der the direction of Heather Gid-
dens.
Christmas Treat Bags will be
given out after this service. On
Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas Eve, a
Christmas Candlelight Carol Ser-
vice will be held.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, cordially invites the
community to attend any or all of
these Special Services.

Thanksgiving Dinner
First United Methodist Church
of Clewiston will host a com-
munity Thanksgiving dinner on
Thursday, Nov. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
We will serve family style, and
send leftovers home with those
who want them!
There is no charge, but a love
offering basket for the community
food bank will be available.
For more information please
call 863-983-5269.

Service Times
The Clewiston Church of
Christ would like to announce
their regular service times to the
public and invite anyone interest-


ed in attending.
Sunday Bible Class will begin
at 10 a.m., Sunday Worship be-
gins at 11 a.m., Sunday Evening
Worship will start at 6 p.m. and
Wednesday Bible Study starts at
7 p.m.
The Clewiston Church of
Christ is located at 336 Central
Ave in Clewiston.
For further information please
call 863-983-8822.

Christmas Dinner for
Seniors
All seniors are invited to a com-
munity wide Christmas dinner on
Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 12
p.m. at John Boy auditorium.
Gifts and door prizes will be
given out!
This event is sponsored as a
no charge gift to the seniors of
our community by our area busi-
nesses and churches.
Make your reservations with
your local church or call 863-983-
5269.

Rummage, Bake Sale
The youth of Calvary Baptist
Church are having a Rummage/
bake sale every Saturday morning
from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The church is located at 1075
Davidson Rd. Hookers Point.
We are raising funds for a
youth seminar in January. Dona-
tions accepted.

Ladies Outreach
Evangel Church Ladies' Out-
reach Ministry will be hosting a
country breakfast and bake sale


on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to
11 a.m. at the Outreach Center on
350 South Berner Road.
The country breakfast is all you
can eat with a suggested dona-
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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Acres Highway 142, Selm-
er, Tennessee. 4:00 P.M. 85
Acres Harris Road, Crump,
Tennessee. FREE BRO-
CHURE: (877)914-7653.
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FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
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cember 3, 4, 2008 Mont-
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HORSE Montura area of
Hendry County. Please con-
tact the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office. (863)674-4060


TORTOISE cute, vicinity of
W. Del Monte Blvd., Clewis-
ton. (863)983-7844


BOAT 20 Ft., Fiberglass. Ex-
cellent condition. Free.
(917)836-8628 Fort Drum...
Cemetery Rd.
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Can-
cer Info www.ubcf.info FREE
Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964.
FREE TO GOOD HOME- 2
dogs, one hound other is pit
& kur mix. (863)763-2030
KITTEN female.
(863)610-7824
KITTENS 3, to good homes
only (863)763-3451


KITTENS (6), healthy, 8
weeks old, black, tiger, cali-
co, male & female.
(863)763-6769
KITTENS 6 weeks old, beau-
tiful, to good home only.
(863)634-6143
MALE CUR DOG free to good
home (863)763-3196
PUP MALE Lab/Collie Mix -
Free to great home. Com-
panion animal, loving, intelli-
gent. $0. (863)675-3847
YOUNG FEM BIk Lab Mix -
Free to great home,as com-
panion,house broken,very
loving. $0. (863)675-3847


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



Full Charge Bookkeeper-
Construction Environment- 5
Years Experience Minimum.
Accounting Degree Preferred
QuickBooks Premier and Ex-
cel experience required.
Wage commensurate with
experience. EOE Fax Resume
to (863) 467-0610



MEDICAL ASSISTANT/LPN
Must have 1 yr. exp.
Bilingual Spanish/English
pref. Competitive salary
and
exc. benefits. Fax resume
to: (863)983-9604,
or apply at
FL Community Health Ctrs
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL
EOE/DFWP





G4S Wackenhut is
currently hiring a
qualified candidate for:
Upscale Security Officer
One (1) Part-Time Position
(24 hours per week)
$10.00/hour
Must be 18 or older, must
provide proof of high
school diploma or GED,
must be able to provide
proof of stable work
history,must be able to
pass extensive background
check and drug test.
Please apply in person at
our Ft. Myers Office
Mon Fri: 8:30am-5pm
(Evenings by appointment)
G4S Wackenhut Corpora-
tion
2830 Winkler Ave Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Ph: 239-768-0808
For a complete listing of
the basic qualifications
for these positions, visit:
www.wackenhut.com
EOE/M/F/D/V


Driver- PTL Needs Company
Drivers- CDL-A earn up to 40
cpm. 1/2cpm increase every
60K miles. Average 2,800
miles/week. www.ptl-
inc.com Call
(877)740-6262.
DRIVERS: CALLTODAY! Sign-
On Bonus 35-41cpm Earn
over $1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR
(877)258-8782 www.mel-
tontruck.com


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Emlymn
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Glades'County
Board of County Commissioners

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

FIREFIGHTER II

ANNUAL PAY: $35,000

EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT.

MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to manage, super-
vise, plan prioritize, assign and complete duties
in
Firefighter II position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant
must be able and prepared to respond to an emer-
gency or disaster as a firefighter. Must have first
response training and be able to react calmly and
promptly during an emergency for a prolonged pe-
riod of time. Must be able to communicate clearly
and concisely both orally and in writing. Must be
able to work with minimal supervision. General
duties will include, but not be limited to: fire/first
responder medical calls, maintenance of equip-
ment, equipment testing, general building mainte-
nance, assist with training, hydrant testing and
maintenance, setting up pre-plans, and conduct
public awareness/education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State of Florida Fire-
fighter II Standards (or able to meet standards
within ninety (90) days of employment), 16 hours
of Emergency Vehicle Driving training, AHA BLS
CPR Card, Current Medical Physical, Valid Florida
Driver's License. Applicant must be able to pass a
screening test for illegal drugs.

JOB LOCATION: Glades County Public Safety De-
partment and six, County fire departments as as-
signed

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Mon-
day Friday

CLOSING DATE: December 12, 2008 at 4:00
p.m.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Ap-
plication, AHA BLS CPR Card, Copy of current
Medical Physical, Valid Florida Driver's License
with acceptable driving record, State of Florida
Firefighter II standards or letter stating you are
within 90 days of completion.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
863-946-6000

Glades County is a drug-free,
non smoking workplace

ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
This position provides moderately com-
plex to advanced administrative support
for various functions of the Chief Nursing
Officer. Employees in this class generally
perform duties as primary support for a
department head or other professional
personnel and function with considerable
independence in conducting and complet-
ing assigned tasks. Position provides de-
partment-specific information to the
public, other Glades General personnel,
and outside agencies/organizations.
MUST have HS Diploma or GED re-
quired; Associates Degree in Secretarial
Sciences or Business preferred. Three (3)
yrs to five (5) yrs. previous exp. in ad-
vanced administrative support and secre-
tarial functions. Previous knowledge of
health / medical terminology preferred.
Download application from
www.gladegeneral.org
Send resumes or application to
(561) 993-5627 or apply in person.
Req. # 831-08-08-01

CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEPUTY CITY CLERK
$30,001 yr
AA; Notary Public Elig;
4 yrs exp.; 60 cwpm. O.U.F.

HR Dept.
110 Dr. MLK Blvd. W.
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
CBG is an EOE with
excellent benefits.
www.belleglade-fl.com


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IMMOKALEE

Catch the Excitement


POSTING STATUS
Sous Chef ........................... .......................... Salary
Dishwasher .......................... ..................... Full-Time
Busser...................................... ................ Part-Time
EDR Sous Chef.............. ..................... .......... Salary
EDR Production Cook .................................... Full-Time
EDR Prep Cook................................................Full-Time
Slots Customer Service Representative ..........Part-Time
Security Officer............ ................... .......... Full-Time
Employment Preference
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Nalve American Tribes who
meet the job requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
Department. Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for
the position. As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.

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W UNITED STATES
SUGAR

CORPORATION
DIESEL MECHANIC
Responsible for safely operating and maintaining
equipment

Responsibilities
* Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance
and inspections on heavy machinery.
*Operates hydraulic excavators.
*Experience with trucks, farm machinery and
other diesel equipment.
* Successfully complete all training and
orientation courses.

Email your resume or brief summary of
experience to
Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax: 863-902-2886
Apply online at www.ussugar.com
Click careers, then postings and then
maintenance workers.

US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce ? Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.


Guaranteed Weekly Settle-
ment Check. Join Wil-Trans
Lease Operator Program. Get
the Benefits of Being a Lease
Operator without any of the
Risk. (866)906-2982. Must
be 23.
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HIRING!!!!! FIRST CLASS
SHIPYARD CRAFTS LONG
TERM WORK FL, AL, MS
OVER TIME & PER DIEM
PHONE: (800)371-7504 OR
(251)433-1270 FAX:
(251)433-0018 EOE
www.jobcrafters.net.
Learn to Operate a Crane or
Bull Dozer Heavy Equipment
Training. National Certifica-
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Assistance. Georgia School
of Construction.
www.Heavy5.com Use code
"FLCNH" or call
(866)218-2763.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT. Placed by adSource not
affiliated w/USPS who hires.
Call (866)713-4492.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with 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.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



CLEANING SERVICE
* Household Cleaning
* Foreclosure/Estate
* Real Estate Showings
Great Rates!
Call 863-233-1223
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!




DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


MARINE MAINTENANCE
DOCK SIDE -
Painting, Compound,
Waxing, Fiberglass Repair,
Oil Changes, Zincs,
Impellers, Light Mechani-
cal,
Electrical & More!
Serving Okeechobee,
LaBelle, Moorehaven &
Clewiston area's.
Call Mike 863-675-7663
mlf38@yahoo.com
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 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/HEAT UNIT land a half
ton from mobile home
$250. (239)671-2015
AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 13.0
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759


ATTN: DECORATORS/DE-
SIGNERS-EUROPIEN WAX
PINE AND PAINTED PEICES-
AMOIRES, Kitchen cub-
bords, Benches, dressers
and more. Trading Post Flea
Market. this weekend.
(863)467-4650
EARADESANT CARNIVAL
GLASS LOT. Too many piec-
es to list $250. OBa
(863)430-6987


BUILT IN dishwasher GE
Stainless steel. Used only
2 yrs, works great. $250.
(239)297-0114
DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
FREEZER 16cu ft upright
$75. (863)517-1663
REFRIGERATOR side by
side, almond, $50
(863)697-9883
SIDE BY side refrigera-
tor/freezer GE 25 cu ft.
Stainless steel. Used 2
years, works great. $600.
(239)297-0114
STOVE GE White electric
stove very good condition.
$150. (863)517-0244
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, stackable, works great,
$300 or best offer.
(239)657-2711
WASHER, DRYER, 21CF
FREEZER good working
cond. $300 takes all
(863)634-7222



BOOKS (50) Romance
books. $8. or will trade.
(863)763-1059



ALUM AWNING 49.5" W x
26.5" D, asking $10
(863)763-1997
CHAIN LINK Fencing At least
40 to 50 feet of it. $35.
(863)675-8937
"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
...Manufacturer Direct at
"ROCK BOTTOM PRICES"
32x60x18 $11,995.
35x60x16 $14,285.
40x80x16 $20,995.
48x100x18 $27,495.
60x120x18 $44,900. MANY
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
(800)668-5422.


GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white
metal, like new, $110. Call
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee


COWBOY BOOTS Tony La-
ma, size 71/ men's or 91
women's, $60/neg. Call
863-612-5757
GIRLS PAGEANT DRESSES -
white, sz. 10 slim &fuschia,
sz. 10 slim w/shoes, $325
will sell sep. (863)675-4049
TEEN TOPS girls, small,
some new, must see, All for
$25 (863)763-0625


DALE EARNHARDT bags of
charcoal, 2 with #3 on
them, $25. Call
239-851-5675
Highwaymen Painting- 16x20
no frame $250. Firm
467-0139 or 801-4699.
Okeechobee
PORCELAIN DOLL Shirley
Temple, $125.
(863)675-4049


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


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Thursday, November 27, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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"Service, Excellence, Results"
www.evergladesrealty.net
This Week's Specials
Commercial investment 501 So Son Pedro Clewiston $160,000
1010 Alverdez CBS 3/2 $154,000
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS $59,900
2490 Hookers Point Rd. 2BR/1 BA Home W/ Extras $138,000
.88 acres~ & r ~4g 2 -B nd new A/C
804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Coloosohatchee $149,900
Tough Luck Lane 2 bed 1.5 bath mobile over 200 feet waterfront $84,900
2960 Old Lokeport Rd. 2BR/2BA Home $183,500
1127 Pierce CBS on 1/2 acre $76,000
1025 NE 23rd St. 3BR/3BA Home ff $179,900
65 Miller Drive 3/2 WATERFRONT $164,000
891 Yacht Club Way REDUCED 3/2 $79,900
MANY RENTALS AVAILABLE
Your Only Realtor
Operating Out O f lades County
Phone: 863-946-3900
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
VERGLADES Jeffrey A. Davis
-* REALTY, INC. Lic. Real Estate Broker


ADJUSTABLE BED with mas-
sage, king size or (2) twins
$500/or best offer.
(863)634-5225
BRAND NEW SOFA AND
LOVESEAT SUEDE VERY
COMFORTABLE $1500/or
best offer. (863)801-3368
COMPUTER CABINET See at
www.dtimmons.com/cabinet
$175/firm. (863)697-0484
DINETTE TABLE light oak,
w/4 bamboo chairs, $80.
(863)357-5705
FURNITURE COUCH AND
LOVE SEATLIKE NEW W/S
SEPERATELY $250/or best
offer. (863)261-5363
FURNITURE DOUBLE RE-
CLINIG LOVE SEAT,LIKE
NEW $150/or best offer.
(863)261-5363
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$35 neg. (863)763-7609
KING SIZE matress and box
spring excellent condition.
$100. (863)447-9762
KITCHEN ISLAND Butcher
Block Top, Solid Legs, 2
small drawers & 2 lower
shelves. $60 (863)675-2145
LIVINGROOM SET Brown
Sectional excellent condition
includes table. $300.
(863)517-0244
LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA
floral, $250.
(863)357-6997
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
Queen size, Pillow Top. Im-
maculate condition. $350
Firm. (863)634-4697
QUEEN BOX spring & frame -
near new box spring & frame
u pick up $40/or best of-
fer. (863)674-0564
ROCKER / RECLINER Sage
Green. Micro Suede. 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
SEALEY FUTON- asking $150.
(863)484-0377 Okeechobee
SIDE CHAIR, wing Pictures
atwww.dtimmons.com/chair
$100/firm. (863)697-9484
SOFA Queen Sleeper, Micro
Suede. Sage Green. 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
TABLES 2 End & 1 Coffee,
Glass Top w/fillery wrought
iron work. Very decorative.
$40 will sep. (863)675-
2145
TABLES matching set, 2 end,
1 coffee & 1 sofa, glass, ex-
cellent cond. $100/neg.
(772)971-9047
TWIN BED Headboard,
Frame, Box spring & Mat-
tress. Complete w/all linens.
$140 (863)467-9048
TWIN MATRESS Magnetic,
Kenkopad. For arthritis. Like
new. Paid $400, Asking
$100 (772)971-9474
TWIN MATTRESS w/box
spring &frame good condi-
tion. $40. (863)532-9634
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition. Asking $125
(863)610-6195



GOLF CART CHARGER It's
only been used once.
$200/or best offer.
(863)801-3669


AMMO MAGAZINES (4 clips)
for Glock 30 45ACP. Leath-
er holster included. $50
(863)674-0613
GUN CABINET glass door,
drawer, with keys, holds 6
guns,$50 (863)467-1469
MARLIN 22 MAG new in box,
$200. (502)931-8101
PISTOL 357 Mag, $400.
(502)931-8101
SPORTERIZED MAUSER Bolt
action 7MM good condition
$200. (772)461-8822
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.



AB LOUNGE $20.
(863)230-0735
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Total
body motion & low impact
exerciser, $45. Call
863-763-4057
ORBITREK ELIPTICAL- Asking
$300 OBO and a Red Ab ex-
cersizer $15.
(863)697-1247


Hoover Upright Vacuum
Cleaner $25. (863)357-
0224
HOT TUB 4 Person Hot Tub,
new motor and pump, oc-
tagonal $995.
(863)612-0200
SET OF lamps 4 lamps, ex-
cellent condition $50/neg.
(772)971-2414
TURBO VACCUM food saver,
with 2 cases of bags, brand
new, $150. Call
863-851-5675


NEON LIGHT BUD ICE BOTTLE
LARGE SIZE, GOOD FOR
RESTAURANT, BAR, GAME
ROOM, RETAIL PRICE
$250.00 863-265-0366
$75. (863)265-0366



PATIO TABLE large, design
glass top, with 2 chairs, $35.
(863)763-1997
PICNIC TABLE foldable with
bench, seats 4, $25
(863)357-0758


ELECTRIC WHEEL Chair for
large person. excellent con-
dition $350/or best offer.
(863)634-5225
WOODEN RAMP for wheel-
chair, press, treated lumber,
20' long, deck 3/4" plywood
$25 (863)275-1910


Highwaymen Painting 16 x
20 Canvas no frame, $250.
Firm 467-0139 or 801-4699.
Okeechobee
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAAap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
BRAND NEW SPRINT- Treo
755P Smartphone, all acces-
sories incl $200 OBO call for
more info (863)801-1379
CHRISTMAS TREE 9 FT, Pre-
lit, clear lights, excellentcon-
dition, $100. (863)634-8124
Okeechobee
CHROME WHEELS (4) with
tires P225/50 R16 91V Ex-
treme Performance.
$200/firm. (863)801-3973
COOLER Rubbermaid Endu-
rance, 50/60 quarts, $20
(863)763-2958
ENGINE HOIST cherry picker,
Carolina 4000, 2 ton, shop-
hand, 3 ton ram, $165.
(863)697-9704
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375.
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
MIRROR Large decorative
mirror $15. (863)230-0735
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FLO8.
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)



DRUM SET 5 pc. Starion
model. Like new condition.
Red wine color. Cymbals in-
cluded. $300 863-763-2726
YAMAHA INTERMEDIATE
Tenor Sax B flat Orig. pd.
$2,800. Just serviced/tuned.
$1400. (863)697-2186


FEMALE BORDER COL-
LIEHEALER MIX, House
broke,kid & petfriendly, unal-
tered $100 (863)381-9353
FISH TANK 55 gal. rocks,
ships and 2 filters $200/or
best offer. (863)801-4274


WATER SYSTEM $400.
(863)612-6575
Shop here first!
The classified ads



BASS FISHING Soft Plastics -
Large quantity, name brands.
$300. (863)634-1479
CROSSBOW Horton, 1751b.,
new case & cranking device,
new arrows, $550 or best
offer. (863)824-7644



SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $1000 OBO
(863)634-2790
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
CONCRETE MIXER 3 1/2 CF -
New, Electric 110v, never
used, New cost 225.00
$100. (863)697-2133
CRAFTSMAN- 41 inch two
piece tool box on rollers, has
14 drawers. $500 OBO
(863)634-2280
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM
SAW 10", & 10" TABLE
SAW, good cond. $170 or
sell sep (239)693-7544 Alva
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
( 2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 5 1 1 1
(863)234-1230
GENERATOR Portable, Troy-
Bilt. B&S. 3550 watts. 5250
surge. Used 1hr. Pd $495,
Now. $300 (863)675-6973
Snap On Tool Boxes and re-
tired mechanics tools-Best
Offer (772)205-0121
SNAP-ON TAP & Die Set -
Cost $600, Standard & Met-
ric, #4 1". $275.
(863)697-2186
TABLE SAW 10 inch. Ryobi.
Like new. Used very little.
$40 (863)675-6973


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




X-BOX with one controller
and 22 games, $275 or best
offer (863)634-2790



VACUUMS (2) Bissell & Pana-
sonic. $15 for both.
(863)763-2958


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS
TREE 7.5 Ft., Mountain
Pine w/stand. $75
(863)610-1750


Agriculture



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




FARM EQUIPMENT
FOR SALE
The South Florida Conservan-
cy District, located at 2832
N. Main street, Belle Glade,
Florida, will receive sealed
bids until 5:00 P.M., Mon-
day, December 8, 2008, for
the following surplus equip-
ment.
*1971 Portable Hobart
Welder
*1992 Model 6640 Ford
4WD Diesel Tractor with 48"
Alamo Side Bank Mower
(located at Clewiston Office)
Please contactthe District's of-
fice at 561-996-2940 Ext. 10
for bidding instructions.



APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
15.2 hands, incls western tk
& 14' gooseneck stock trlr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353


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BRAND NEW 200 gallon
spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki,
electric wheel. $2,800
863-840-0505
BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee.
HAMMOCKS- Beautiful, varie-
ty of colors, $60. Call
863-612-5757
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
Lawn Mower, Dixie Chopper
72" deck VTC 300 hrs.
Generac motor 30hp $6,500
(863) 840-0505
LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER Homelite,
gas, light weight, like brand
new $55. Call 863-467-
1373
RIDING MOWER Commercial
Z-Turn, 50" cut,many new
parts, runs excellent, asking
2500 neg (863)697-2032
STIHL ARTICULATING Hedge
Trimmer Attachment only,
fits Kombi motors. $150.
(863)634-1479



Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


- Irmet


Rentals



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


CLEWISTON 1BR Efficiency.
Furnished. All utilities paid.
No pets. $700 mo. + sed.
dep. (863)983-3151
MOORE HAVEN
1174 Green St., 2 br, 1 ba,
Clean, w/major appls.
$395/mo. (305)377-9613
WILDWOOD APTS lbr, all
utilities included except elec-
tric. No pets. $550/ mo.
Please call. (863)983-3151


RESTAURANT FOR LEASE -
200 seat. Full kitchen. Liquor
license. Located inside Port
LaBelle Inn. Contact Steve
(330)565-1707



BELLE GLADE 8 unit apt
bldg., Fully rented. Sale price
$275,000. Owner financing
w/$25,000 down. 514 SW
7th St. (561)685-3168 or
(561)996-8030
PAHOKEE CBS, 4 unit apt
bldg., Fully rented. Sale price
$180,000. Owner financing
w/$10,000 down. 429 N.
Coconut Rd. (561)685-3168
or (561)996-8030



BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
21/2ba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer
/ dryer. Furnished upon
request.
Walking distance to Lake
Okeechobee & Roland
Martin's
Marina in Clewiston. $1000
mo. + $500 sec. & util. ($100
+/-). Call for more informa-
tion. 732-496-5454


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
CLEWISTON 3/1, 429 E
Trinidad, $600/mo + $600
sec. Call Tricia
(863) 805-2872
CLEWISTON 402 E. Ventura,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.,
no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA BBQ House. $900
mo. $650 dep. No pets.
Avail. 12/1st 863-677-0977
CLEWISTON NORTHSIDE
4BR, 3BA. $1100 mo.
(863)983-2798


- Iarmn


LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS.
$900/mo. Lease option avail.
Call 954-775-5875
Lake Harbor 3BR/1.5BA,
facing canal, $650 mo. &
Lakeport- 3BR/1.5BA, 1 car
detach gar., corner lot $650
mo. & Canal Point 2BRP/1BA.
$600 mo. (561)635-8478
NORTH SIDE 2BR, 1BA,
Fenced yard. $850 mo. +
sec. dep. Call for details.
(863)983-3151
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-391-0816 Eu-
gene or 954-326-1490



Spend Christmas at Hilton
Head, S.C. playing golf and
tennis, enjoying beach and
heated pool. $500 for one
week 12/21/08-12/27/08.
863-983-2841 after 6pm


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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



BELLE GLADE Duplex, 4/2 &
2/1 CBS, rental income
$1400mo. Sell for $150,000
Owner financing w/10,000
down. 699 SW 5th St.
(561)685-3168/996-8030.
FOR SALE BY OWNER (Pos-
sible lease w/option to buy)
3 bdrms, 2 baths, oak hard-
wood floors. Florida room
(terrazzo). 2690 sq. ft. On
corner lot (.43 ac), W.
Avenida del Rio & Guava. Ex-
tras: 2 full sized adjoining
rooms (once used as office
& waiting room). Possible
office/den or mother-in-law
suite. Nice yard w/native
trees & landscaping.
$223,900. Call
828-293-2542 for info pack-
et. Can email pictures.
Shown only by appointment.
Please no brokers or real es-
tate agents.
STEEL AT $79,900 3/2 ON
HALF ACRE, LIKE NEW,
WOOD FLOORS, NEW AP-
PLINCES, (863)467-4422
OR CELL (863) 801-1739


Bank Owned Land, Several
parcels ranging from .5 to
40 acres call for info
(561)346-5952 Carola
Rathke, Keller Williams
RE


- Irmnt


BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
21/2 Acres Pioneer?
21/2 Acres Montura?
**Port LaBelle Lake
Front?
** Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 11/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
Call Owner
(863)673-5071
-ORANGE GROVES-
40 acres on Sears Rd. in
LaBelle. Divided into 3 strips
of 13.3 acres each, $9,000
an acre. Available entirely
or in 13.3 acre parcels.
$119,700-$360,000.
Contact Alex (908)906-5689
or Yamilet (386)-590-3398
alexcarreno68@hotmail.com
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classified.



5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$89,900.00 (561)801-3002
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.




COUNTRY ACREAGE By
Owner 5 Acres, Beautiful
Mountaintop log cabin site
w/breathtaking views, gently
rolling property, surrounded
by woods, 30mins. from
Cookeville, $29,900. Owner
financing (931)445-3611.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.F.S. paved dr.,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000. http://valleytown-
realty.com (800)632-2212
valleytownrealty@veri-
zon.net.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
(803)826-6033 (Brokers
Protected).
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1 +acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
(866)550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535.
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


Mira Verde Apartments


Has a home for you.


Now renting 3 & 4 BR apts.


Move In Special -

Come and see what You have been missing!

6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood Pkwy.
or call for directions 863-675-3339


Mobile Homes



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




Adult community on Caloosa-
hatchee River in Moore
Haven. Has club house,
dock & many extras. Rent or
rent to own starting at $595
monthly with $150 deposit.
Ready to move in. Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
(772)215-0010
KIB'S FISH CAMP



ADULT PARK in Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm. 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo. Home is new, nev-
er lived in. $52,900 incl
setup, a/c and skirting. Cash
or finance (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
FACTORY REPO large 3/2
Scotbilt home $79,900 reg
price, being sold for $59,900
includes setup, a/c, skirting
Call (863) 675-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
FOR THE lowest prices in
south Florida on 3 and 4
bedroom mobile homes. All
reasonable offers accepted
Call (863) 675-8888
MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living. In-
cludes lot, lawn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo. Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot.
30 minutes from Ft Myers.
M-F, 863-675-7555.
M&M Mobile Home Moving
We move mobile homes
for LESS! Over 12 yrs. exp.
Licensed & Bonded.
Call (561)310-4712
MOBILE HOME 24x40, You
Move! $1,000 or best offer.
(239)464-8633 LaBelle
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888
PALM HARBOR
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $389 per
month
800-622-2832

Recreation



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



AIR BOAT 13.5' Big 0, Fiber-
glass, 220 continental grnd
wr motor. Composite Prop.
4500 (863)946-0635
BASSBOAT 16' Select -
w/trailer 90hpMerc TrollMo-
tor Depthfinder Needs some
work $500. (863)634-6601
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr. needs a
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $500
or best offer. (863)634-2930
JOHNSON 50HP OUTBOARD
2000 Runs great and has
very low hours, s/s propeller,
power tilt electric wiring, ex-
cellent condition, is on
wheeled motorstand. In rural
Okeechobee $2100/firm.
(863)801-3973


HOME


LOWE PONTOON 24FT 1989 -
Majic Tilt Trailer, 50HP
MARINER, Needs work.
$2500. (863)697-2133
MAKO 1973 has 200Gt
Johnson w/25hours $3500.
(561)449-1559
NICE FIBERGLASS- live
aboard boat, no engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg. or Trade
(863)610-0521
SHAMROCK 20 Ft., 1988,
V8, Cuddy Cabin. Top, Depth
Finder, Radio, Trailer. Excel-
lent condition. Good lake
boat. $11,500 or best offer.
(863)824-0801
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
trailer, 6hp Evinrudew/elec.
wench, troll, mtr. & more.
$1800, (863)763-7871
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)801-1666


CABANA CAMPA '00 26ft,
sips 6, fold out ends, kitch &
bath, new lights, inspected,
$5000 neg (585)352-7015
CAMPER- 12' pull-along, fully
contained. $2,150 Call
863-697-8731


FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER 14',
dual axle, new tires, wood
floors, mount, $700
(863)763-3707



CANOPY TOP for pontoon boat
- white 91" wide $250/o
best offer. (954)520-3685


HONDA GOLDWING, 1984 -
Aspencade, $2,000. Call
863-467-9250
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle.
Homemade, diamond plated,
$1,500. (863)517-1508



DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. Great for beginner.
$600. (863)634-4151
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. In time for Christ-
mas. $600. (863)634-4151
GO CART runs good. $500
(863)675-4132
STORM 250 R- Looks and
runs good, comes with sec-
ond one for parts $650. OBO
(863)430-6987
SUZUKIE VINSON 500 2006,
Black. 500mls. Warn wench.
Lists for $4,585, Asking
$3,900 (772)204-2821


14' TRAVEL TRAILER -
WORKER/HUNT-
ING / F IS H ING
COMPLETE WITH FRIDGE,
SINK, STOVE, BED, TABLE &
BENCHES. NEW FLOOR,
TIRES, 8' AWNING, NO
LEAKS, NOT FANCY BUT
EVERYTHING WORKS!
$1800. (517)937-7615


Automobiles



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



BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350
or best offer. (863)677-1742


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ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARIAND HWY.
V (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS lAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023


RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to
$190K
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB
County $174,900
2/1 near all amenities $109,900
4/2 Harlem $120,000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good
income $174,900
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse
$295,000
3/2 corner lot fenced yard with
shed $239,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed
$159,000
3/2 with pool on Ridge 1.3 acre
lot $318,000
3/2 pool Ridgeview $280,000
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,000
3/2 Home with pool and apart-
ment Davidson Rd $195,000
3/2.5/1 Townhome Lakeshore
Villas $149,900
4/2.5 Montura Ranches Home


on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool
and much, much more! @
249,000
3/1 W Ventura fenced yard with
shed $99,000
4/2 Osceola with a/g pool $154.9K
2/1 W Cirde Great first home $129K

MOBILE HOMES
3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop -
$79,000
3/2 DWMH with o/g pool
Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000
3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great
secluded corner lot $134,900
3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
horse-barn fully fenced Montura
REDUCED to $84,900
3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd $120K
Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd $280K
Package Deal 4 M-Homes and
2 vacant lots Rental Available
Call for Details
3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuilding
- Magnolia Lane $79,900


3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Montura fully fenced and
remodeled only $89,900

RENTALS
Call for Available Rentals

VACANT LAND
Montura 1.25 acre lots available
Call for Listings.
27.5 acres Pioneer $295,000
11 Montura lots $12,000 each
Moore Haven 5 res. lots $75,000
Moore Haven 2 res. lots $39,900


COMMERCIAL
Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt. $200K
200' US 27 frontage and
100'xl 20' lot behind $475,000
Offices (4) on Deanne Duff $355,000
Store/Warehouse on Ventura $385K
Warehouse (rented) + 85 storage
units (some a/c) E El Paso Call for
details.


Homes:
1)Reduced!! 3/2/2 located on Del Monte Ave.
Beautiful cypress trees with a lot size of .86 acre.
Reduced to $225K
2)Over 2500 sq.ft with a pool!! 3/2/2 located on
Ponce de Leon. Privacy fence, generator quick
switch, 2 zone A/C $299K
3)1/2 acre on corner of Citrus and Crescent. Ask us
about building your new home.
4)5 Bedroom/3 Bath 2 story home w/pool located
on Osceola Ave. Perfect for Large Family. $255K
5)Bank foreclosure!! 3/2 brick home located on
Corkscrew Blvd $77.9K
6)New Listing!! 3/2/2 on 1/3 acre, fenced. Great
Avenida del Rio location. Needs some interior
work. Priced to sell @ $125K
7)Investors! 2 bedroom/1 Bath Listed at $65K
8)Duplex 3/1 and 2/1. Currently leased @ $1,400
per month. $145K
Manufactured Homes:
A)Sherwood S/D 3/2, fenced, corner lot. great
price!! $47K
B)3/2 on Maizk sale@ 90K
C)Short Sale!! 3/2 located in Sunshine Lakes
Estates. Reduced to $109.9K
D)Tower Lakes 3/2 on Lake. Workshop and Shed.
Reduced to $90K for quick Sale
E)2 Mobile Home Lots in Hooker's Point. $20KEach
Moore Haven
1)2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath. Perfect for first time home
buyer, or investor. $70K
2)3 Bedroom/2 Bath CBS Home on Foxmoor St.
$167.5K
3)3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile Home. Corner Lot,
Fenced $60K
4)2 Bedroom/I Bath Home. Completely remodeled.
First time buyer or investor. $55K
5)2 Bedroom/1 Bath Home w/guest house over-
looking the Caloosahatchee River. call for details.
**Rentals available from $600 per month
and up. Call for details**
Glenn A Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williams (863) 228-6867
Charmaine Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se habla espanol
Carolyn Thomas (863) 233-3462


((863)983-8559
Cheryl Eby Gual, Lic. Real Eate Broer (83) 228-1562
re estate Elsie Seller (239)822.7490 Eipaol

7iii 528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Espanol


RARE OPPORTUNITY!
1.90 Acres Hwy 27 Frontage.
Former Sonnys location.
Many commercial possibilities,
3 Brand New 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar Rei etc. Call for more detanils!
Town Homes, Call For More DetailsI Raec llo r


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
* "Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tower Lakes,
w/ above the gound pool. Call for Details
S3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner Lot
w/ Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
* 3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 109,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
* 3BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
* 3/2 Home on W Circle D. Ored at $179.9K
* Brand New 3/2 Mobile Home, never
been occupied. 20x15 detached shed
and fence yard. Only $99,900.
*"Short Sale'" 3/1 Home Located on Osceola
Ave. Swimming Pool, Fire Place, Wooden
Fence and More. Call for Details!
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/LargSunRoom
addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $98K
-2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*.a\act t2B02BAv2-BayBoat House in
Lakeport. Completely Remodeled, $249K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
*2/1 CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet


of Highway 27 Frontage. Asking $125K
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
* Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000
* Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129,900
* .33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
* 2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
* Comer lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
-Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
. 1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
*3/2 MH in Lindero St. 1.09 Acre,
only $112,500
*3/2 MH, Large wooden deck, Two Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $112,500
*1.25 Acres Lot. Reduced $10,900
*New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole,
with all extras Asking $330,000
COMMERCIAIWIWESTMENT
* Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
* Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
* Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835. For
Sale or Lease 36,000 sq. ft. building with
loading docks. 5600 sa. ft. metal


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CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
loaded, runs great $3500
OBO (863) 697-9938
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
REAL CLEAN CAR $2000.
(863)673-4851
FORD CONTOUR '00 V6,
clean, cold AC, 72K, runs
smooth, garage kept, $3500
(863)673-3747
Ford Crown Victoria-1998 8
Cylinder, Very good condi-
tion, Beige. $4000
(863)763-3660
FORD MUSTANG 1996 -
MUST SELL TO PAY FOR
MEDICAL EXPENSES GREAT
ON GAS, GREEN
$2500/neg. (863)763-0380
(863)697-9521
KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
84k, automatic, good condi-
tion $1500 OBO
(863)447-5061/Pt. St. Lucie
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA, 1994 Runs good, cold
a/c, $850. Call
513-266-7134
PONTIAC 6000LE 1988- 4DR
RECENT BRAKESMUF-
FLER,A/C COMPRESSOR
ALVA $666. (239)728-6273
SATURN 1995- 4 CYLINDER,
RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD,
GREAT ON GAS $1700.
(863)673-4851



WILLYS WAGON MAVERICK
'62 w/rebuilt 4 cyl engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587

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CHEVROLET K2500 1999 -
great mud truck V8 36.5
tires holley carb $2250/or
best offer. (863)801-1683



GOLF CART 2002 Club Car,
electric, w/charger, wind-
shield & top. $1650.
(863)675-1472




-I
C60 CHEVROLET knuckle
boom and dump body, runs
good, new brakes. $2,000.
(863)763-1370.
FORD F600 '81 Cab & Chas-
sis only. $800 or best offer.
Runs good. (863)763-1370



CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims. New fenders. New
lights. New straps. Painted.
$650 (863)697-9704
FORD TRUCK Bed Red short-
bed, for 2000 Ford pickup,
$450. 561-758-4337 or
863-763-4149
JEEP WHEELS & TIRES set
of 4, LT235/75/R15, fairly
new, w/stock rims, $150.
(863)357-3400
JEEP WRANGLER '98 run-
ning gear, 4cyl, 5 spd, no
body, $1000 or best offer
(772)216-2493
RIMS 15 inch 5 lug fits Jeep
Wrangler $80.
(863)517-1663
Tire and wheels, 22 inch,
chrome, 100 spokes, 5 lug
universal. Asking $500
(863) 612-6435


TIRES 36 Swampers on 15"
rim, only used in mud, like
new, $700. 239-462-1564.


TIRES, 22 inch low
2 tires for
(863) 612-6435


profile.
$140


TOYOTA TACOMA 1998 For
parts. No title. $1300 or best
offer. (863)233-1975



CHEVY DUALLY 3500 1973
w/Flat Bed. Needs little body
work. Asking $2500 or better
offer. (239)462-1564 PJ
DODGE 1500 '99 V6, short
bed, needs minor repairs,
$1500 or best offer
(863)233-1975
DODGE D100 1984- pickup -
6cyl, 4 spd, many new parts,
body & tires fair, runs good.
$850. (863)763-3669
DODGE RAM PICKUP, '98 -
ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
good, $2500 or best offer.
(239)657-2711
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1600 (863)675-4149
GMC, 1989 Long whl base,
$3,500 or will trade. Call
772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764
TOOL BOX fiberglass, A-1
condition, asking $100
(863)675-1690
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.



CHEVY BLAZER '96 4X4, V6,
2 dr, looks good. $2500 Sell
or Trade (863)467-4650
CHEVY BLAZER, '99 4x4,
mint cond., 128k mi., tow
pkg., sunroof, $3500 or best
offer. (732)407-2525
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER, '95 exc.
cond., 146k mi., tow pkg.,
reliable, $1995.
(732)407-2525
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



DUMP TRAILER Homesteader
2001 Dump trailer 6x10.
Great condition. Bumper pull.
$2000. (863)763-2692
ENCLOSED TRAILER 2006
Haulmark, single axle, upper
vent & inside lights, $2500.
(863)634-2303
UTILITY BED fits on back of
small pickup truck, $800.
Call 772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$600 or best offer.
(863)612-6575



GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
17K mls. on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer.
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN '00 runs great, AC,
call for info, $3000 or best
offer(863)697-2032 Okee
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. 08-CP-43
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARJORIE DIANA MOSS HERNANDEZ
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO: Kristen Moss
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Summary Administration of the Estate
of Marjorie Diana Moss has been filed.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to this
action on Travis W. Trueblood, LL.M.,
of Trueblood Law Group, PA., Peti-
tioner's attorney, whose address is
P.O. Box 1270, Moore Haven, Florida
33471, on or before December 12,
2008, and file the original with the
clerk of this court at Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box
10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, ei-
ther before service on Petitioner's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
DATED this 4th day of November, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
299588 GCD 11/13,20,27;12/4/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2008-123-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAYRA V. FLORES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Mayra V. Flores, deceased, who date of
death was May 8, 2008, and whose so-
cial security number is 589-98-8240 is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 25 E. Hickpooche Ave.,
P.O. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida
33975-1760. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative'sattorneyareset
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is November 26th, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Oscar Flores
1044 Bayberry Loop
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Theodore J. Leopold, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 705608
RICCI ~ LEOPOLD
2925 PGA Blvd. Suite 200
Post Office Box 31849
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33420-1849
Telephone: (561)684-6500
301486 CGS 11/26;12/4/08
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"

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

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


*I Pb ic No ice


I Public INo i


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000224
C-41A CANAL BANK REPAIRS, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, for the C-41A Canal Bank Repair Project, Highlands County, Florida on
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted
bids will be opened and publicly read. Project is for the repair of approx 5 miles of
banks along the C-41A Canal. Work includes but is not limited to, removal of exist-
ing vegetation, backflill & compaction of banks, sodding & installation of turf rein-
forcement mats.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. onsite at the S-84 Spillway Structure. Directions from 1-95: Exit 129
west on SR70/US611 for 42.6 miles to Rucks Dairy Rd (1.39 miles west of Kissim-
mee River (C-38 Canal). South on Rucks Dairy Rd for 1.39 miles to C-41A Canal
junction. East on N bank of C-41A Canal for 1.83 miles to S-84.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a CD for $5.00
at the above address, by calling (561) 682-2715, or by calling the 24-hour BID
HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Informa-
tion on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
301590 CGS 11/27/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTYFLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008-122-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES M. NALL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
FRANCES M. NALL, deceased, File
Number 2008-122-CP is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, Florida 33975. The names and
addresses ofthe Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objec-
tions with this Court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication ofthis notice must filetheir
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is November 20th, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0962694
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1973
Personal Representatives:
DR. EARL E. EDWARDS III
P.O. Box 696
Clewiston, Florida 33440
JOHN C. PERRY
12840 Coes Bluff
Tallahassee, FL 32310
CECIL AKIN
71 N. Elm Street
LaBelle, FL 33935
300955 CN 11/20,27/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Glades County Affordable Hous-
ing Advisory Committee (AHAC) will
meet on Thursday, December 4,2008
at 2:00pm. The meeting will be held
in the Board of County Commissioner
Chambers Room 201 located at the
Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave
J, Moore Haven.
The purpose of the meeting at a mini-
mum is to review existing policies,
procedures, comprehensive plan
documents to meet the housing needs
of the very low to moderate income
households to expand and preserve
affordable housing to further the hous-
ing element specific to affordable
housing.
For more information, please contact
EricaVillafuerte,SHIPAdministratorat
863-946-6004 or
ericav@myglades.com.
301453 GCD 11/27/08

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 08-943-CA
FIRST BANK f/k/a FIRST BANK OF
CLEWISTON,
a Florida banking institution
Plaintiff
vs
ELINA E. RORIGUEZ a/k/a ELENA
RODRIGUEZ, UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
JOSE A. OLIVERA, AND JOSE ADORNO,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE- PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANT, JOSE ADORNO, and
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
The East one-half (1/2) of the East one-
half (1/2) of the North one-half (1/2)
of the Northeast one-fourth (1/4) of the
Northeast one-fourth (1/4) of the
Southeast one-fourth (1/4) of Section
27, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County Florida, subjectto
an easement for ingress, egress and
utilities over and across the East 30
feet thereof. Also known as Lot No:
248 in Montura Ranch Estates, and
unrecorded subdivision.
Together with a double wide 1994 Cre-
sent mobile home with ID No.:
146M8356A and 146M8356B, Title
No.: 66214985 and 66214984, RP
No.: R0586370 and R0586371.
Parcel ID No.:
1-32-44-27-A00-0208.0000
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on JODIE R.
SNOW, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is: McGahee & Perez,
PL, 417 W. Sugarland Hwy., Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440, on or before Janu-
ary 5, 2009, and file the original with
the Clerk of this court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint
of Petition.
DATED this the 20th day of Nov., 2008
THE HONORABLE BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court.
301788 CGS 11/27/08


I Public Notice


I Public Notice


FAIR HOUSING MEANS:


NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING
ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR,
RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORI-
GIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP
STATUS.


THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND
PROGRAMS OF ITS COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
(CDBG) PROGRAM


GLADES COUNTY


IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE

GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUS-
ING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR
HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DIS-
PLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A
COMMITMENT TO THE PROTEC-
TION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DIS-
CRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION
OF BROKERAGE SERVICES, AND IN
THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANC-
ING OF HOUSING.


IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN
DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERN-
ING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE
CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD
1-800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUS-
ING INFORMATION AND REFER-

RAL.


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY


NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District will be hold-
ing a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 7:00pm, at
475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this workshop/special meeting will
be to discuss the bids for the Dike project and any other business which comes
before the Board. Interested person may appear on their own behalf or by agent
or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matters considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the pro-
ceeding will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS AD-
DRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DIS-
TRICT CLERK'S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
298494 11/20,27/2008

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water
Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, December
3, 2008 at 7pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Mon-
tura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and take action on
the CCWCD Levee Project. And any other business that may come before the
Board.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS AD-
DRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DIS-
TRICT CLERK'S OFFICE AT (863) 983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
300590 CGS 11/20,27/08


I Public NotIce


Public Notice5005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT,
a water management district organized and existing
under the laws of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
v.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITI
ZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGE
MENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT
TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OR INTER
EST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO BE
AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY,
Defendants.
CASE NO. 2008-CA-031975
AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND
CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OF
INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TC
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY
Plaintiff, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (the "District") hav
ing filed its Complaint for Validation and Supplement to Complaint against the State
of Florida, and the several property owners, taxpayers and citizens of Palm Beacd
County, Broward County, Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry
County, Highlands County, Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe
County, Okeechobee County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St
Lucie County, including non-residents owning property or subject totaxation thereir
and all others having or claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected
in any way by the issuance of not more than $2,200,000,000 aggregate principal
amount of the Certificates of Participation, Series Evidencing an Undividet
Proportionate Interest of the Registered Owners thereofin Basic Lease Payment t(
be Made by the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management Leasint
Corp., as Lessor (hereinafter "COPs"), and it appearing in and from said Complairn
and the Exhibits attached thereto and the Supplement to Complaint and Supplemen-
tal Resolution attached thereto that the District has adopted resolutions authorizing
the issuance of the COPs for the purpose of providing funds for financing and refi-
nancing certain capital projects, programs and works as approved by the District
from time to time, and it also appearing that all of the facts required by Chapter 75
of the Florida Statutes to be stated by said Complaint, Supplement to Complaint ant
Exhibits are contained therein, andthat the Plaintiff praysthat this Court issue an or
der as directed by said Chapter 75, and the Court being fully advised in the premis
es:
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the State of Florida, and the several
property owners, taxpayers and citizens of Palm Beach County, Broward County
Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands County
Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeechobee
County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St. Lucie County, includ-
ing non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all others hav
ing or claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected in any way by the
issuance of the COPs herein described, or to be affected thereby, appear before the
Honorable Judge Donald W. Hafele on the 12th day of December, 2008, at 10:30
a.m. in the Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, Room 11-B
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, and show cause why the prayers of the Complaint
for Validation and Supplement to Complaint should not be granted and the legality ol
all proceedings in connectiontherewith and other matters set forth in said Complaint
and Supplement to Complaint should not be validated and confirmed as thereir
prayed.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that prior to the date set for the hearing on said Com-
plaint for Validation and Supplement to Complaint, the Clerkof this Court shall cause
a copy of this Amended Notice and Order to Show Cause to be published in a news
paper of general circulation in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Charlotte
County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands County, Lee
County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeechobee County
Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St. Lucie County, once each weel
for two (2) consecutive weeks, the first publication to be not less than twenty (20)
days before the date set for said hearing.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, by such publication of this
Amended Order, all the taxpayers, property owners, citizens and others having oi
claiming any right, title or interest in property within Palm Beach County, Browart
County, Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands
County, Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeecho
bee County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St. Lucie County, in
cluding non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all others
having or claiming any right, title or interest in property to be affected by the issu
ance of the COPs herein described or to be affected in any way thereby, be and they
are made parties defendant to this proceeding, and that this Court shall have juris
diction of them to the same extent as if named as defendants in said Complaint ant
Supplement to Complaint and personally served with process in this cause.
DONE AND ORDERED at the Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, this 14tt
day of November, 2008.
/s/
Donald W. Hafele
Circuit Court Judge
300947 ON 11/19,26/08 & CN 11/20,27/08

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposal No. 2009-08
Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners ol
Hendry County, Florida, at the Administrative Wing, Room A-226 (Clerk's Office) ir
the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida
until 2:00 p.m. E.S.T., Monday, December 1, 2008, for "Airglades Terminal Office
Space". Proposals will be opened on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. E.S.T
or shortly thereafter, in the Administrative Wing, Room A-148 (Board Room)in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle, Florida.
A copy of the Specifications and Proposer's Instructions can be obtained from the
office of the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S. Lee St., La
Belle, Florida 33935, Post Office Box 2430, LaBelle, Florida 33975, or by calling
(863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1465.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Propo
sals, with or without cause and/or accept the Proposal that, in its judgment, will be
in the best interest of the County.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
301093 CB/CN 11/20,27/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., announces a Board of Directors
Meeting.
Date: December 11,2008
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Place: Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc.
2nd Floor, Conference Room
2285 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
For additional information in regard to this meeting, or if you are planning to attend
please call 239-332-4233 or 1-800-413-5337.
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization
working cooperatively with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The primary
role of Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., is to promote and coor
dinate a network of services for individuals over sixty years of age. These service
es address both the short and long-term needs of seniors. Area Agency or
Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., an Area Agency on Aging, serves sever
counties.
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Lost files? Search your hard drive


By Diane Timmons
My purpose in writing this col-
umn was to try to limit the aggra-
vation seniors can feel when they
are working on their computers.
Because we didn't grow up with
computers, sometimes we are at
a loss to solve a problem that we
know must have a simple solu-
tion. It's so easy to lose a file on
the computer. I've done it and I'm
sure you have too. It especially
seems to happen when saving
a file sent via e-mail or if you are
downloading a file from an inter-
net site.
The great thing about Win-
dows, is that a search function has
been built into the operating sys-
tem. It is simple to use with just a
few tips. To clarify, the search I'm
talking about isn't on the Internet
or Google. You find it from your
computer desktop.
If you have no idea where
a file is, you probably want to


search your entire hard drive. This
will search all those temp folders
where some e-mail attachments
like to save.
1. Click Start and drag your
mouse to select Search and then
click For Files and Folders. This
brings up a search panel. Again
click All Files and Folders. In the
top box, type the file name or part
of it. It will search for just those
letters in the names of the files. Or
you can use the center box for a
word or phrase in the body of the
file. The third box down shows
where you will be searching. No-
tice you can choose a different
folder.
2. You can also search just
by date. If you know what day
you created the file, you can sim-
ply search by the day's date.
3. Now click Search.
4. The result will appear
to the right in a list. This list can
be quite long. A scroll to the right


may give you some information
that will narrow down the file you
are looking for. Pay special atten-
tion to the "In Folder" column
which tells you where your file
is located. It may show a lot of
nested folders. Sometimes I open
up a My Computer window along
side the search results and make
sure I can find the file before I
close the search pane.
5. When you locate your
lost file, either in the search re-
sults list or in a folder, double click
to open the file. An hourglass will
appear while your computer lo-
cates the application that created
that file. The file will open.
My Computer provides a sim-
pler view of the folders on your
computer. Use My Computer if
you want to search for a file in a
specific folder. For example, open
My Computer and look to the
left to open My Documents. My
Documents is the default save lo-


cation for many of your files and
can get quite large with lots of
files. Here is how to search within
a file folder.
After you have opened
the folder within which
you want to search, do
one of the following to
bring up the search panel
discussed above:
-Click the magnifying glass
at the top of the folder.
-Press Ctrl and then the
"e" key to bring up the
search panel.
-Or, click the menu item
View, then Explorer Bar,
and then Search.
The Search function on your
computer can help you find files
and pictures you think you have
lost. Practice it and happy com-
puting!


"River of Grass" Acquisition Update


As a part of its ongoing efforts
to share information and promote
transparency regarding the acqui-
sition of land from the U.S. Sugar
Corporation for Everglades res-
toration, the South Florida Water
Management District continues to
update its web site with informa-
tion, presentations, video of each
month's Governing Board meet-
ings and documents associated
with the agency's due diligence.
The following documents and
files are now available at www.
sfwmd.gov/riverofgrass.


Video of the Governing Board
presentations and discussion
from Nov. 12 and Nov. 13; Trans-
action and due diligence presen-
tations from the Nov. 12 and Nov.
13, Governing Board meeting;
Due diligence reports including:
Anderson & Carr, Inc., draft ap-
praisal of real estate & other as-
sets; Gillott Services, Inc., draft
appraisal of real estate & other
assets; Sewell, Valentich, Tillis &
Associates, land only appraisal;
Anderson & Carr, Inc., land only
appraisal; Technical reviews of


the appraisals; Duff and Phelps,
LLC, Letter Regarding the Fairness
Opinion; Executive Summary of
the Draft PSI Environmental Due
Diligence Report.
The due diligence, along with
supplemental analyses of the
transaction, provides the District's
Governing Board with compre-
hensive and extensive data and
information for deliberating an ac-
quisition of considerable scope.
A full-day public Governing
Board workshop is scheduled for
Dec. 2, to continue reviewing and


discussing due diligence results,
documents and information asso-
ciated with the transaction.
The meetings will be held
in the B-I Auditorium at Dis-
trict Headquarters in West Palm
Beach.
Additionally, the meetings will
be webcast at www.sfwmd.gov.
The public is encouraged to
attend and participate in these
meetings.


Don't let the flu spoil your holidays
By Brenda Barnes should get your flu shot: die from the flu than from any ommendations for getting a flu
It's not too late! 1. Protects Other People Get- other vaccine-preventable dis- shot.


You can still get your flu shot.
Dec. 8 to Dec. 14 is recognized
as National Influenza Vaccination
Week.
If you get the flu, it can cause
you misery for over a week! It can
make you miss work, school, and
activities you enjoy.
Get vaccinated for a healthier
winter. Many providers in the area
offer the flu shot at a reasonable
rate.
The money you spend get-
ting the flu shot will out weigh
the costs of lost time from work
should you get the flu.
The top three reasons you


ting a flu shot not only protects
you from getting the flu, but you
are also protecting your family
and friends or anyone that you
may come in contact with.
2. Prevent Severe Illness Over
200,000 people are hospitalized
every year from flu related com-
plications. Kids under 2 years of
age and adults over 65 years of
age are more likely to be hospital-
ized from the effects of the flu.
3. Prevent Flu-Related Deaths
- Each year, over 36,000 people
in the US die because of the flu.
Most of these deaths are people
aged 65 and older. More people


ease.
Remember to wash your
hands often.
Try not to touch your eyes,
nose and mouth until you've
washed your hands thoroughly.
Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough or
sneeze.
Discard the tissue in the trash
and wash your hands immedi-
ately afterwards.
If you do get the flu, stay home,
get plenty of rest, drink plenty of
liquids and avoid alcohol and to-
bacco use.
Talk to your doctor about rec-


Remember that it takes up to
two weeks to provide protection
after you get the shot.
Protect Yourself. Protect your
family and friends. Get Vaccinat-
ed!
Remember, be healthy and be
happy!
(Brenda Barnes is the Public
Information Officer and Plan-
ning Consultant for the Hendry
and Glades County Health De-
partments. If you would like to
read an article about a particular
health topic, please call 863-674-
4047, extension 126)


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