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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven, Fla
Publication Date: December 4, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Glades at a
Glance

Mr. and Mrs. Santa
coming to Lakeport
Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be
at the Lakeport Community
Center on Monday, Dec. 22 to
visit with your children. They
will be arriving on a fire truck.
Please bring your children and
your camera and enjoy-the fes-
tivities. Santa will have a gift for
each child.
The- Lakeport Community
Association is sponsoring this
event and will have a chili sup-
per/ hot dogs and other food.
This will begin at 6 p.m. There
will be no charge for the food.
Come and enjoy yourself.
We invite you to join our
association and get involved
in the community. Please get
involved in your community.
The Sour Orange Festival will
be Saturday, Jan. 10. We need
workers. If you can help or
,have questions about due costs
please call Jo at 863-227-4323.

Miss U.S. South
Fl. Teen Pageant
Registration for the Miss U S.
South Florida Teen Pageant will
be held on Dec. 4 Dec. 6 at the
Club House at Roland and Mary
Ann Martin's Marina & Resort
located on 920 E. Del Monte
in Clewiston. Registration will
be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls
must be between the ages of 14
to 18. For further information
about the pageant please con-
tact Sulema Sanchez, Executive
Director, at 863-228-2408; Ash-
ley Smith, Assistant Director,,
at 863-254-7115, e-mail ques-
[ions to missussouthflteen@
holmaill.com or %isit us on our
website: http:/,'www.myspace. -
com'missussouthflteenpag-
eant.

SBBQ chicken dinner
A BBQ chicken dinner is
planned for the American Le-
gion Post 299 at the Doyle Con-
ner Building in Moore Haven
on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Sides in-
clude baked beans, cole slaw,
corn on the cob and a dinner
roll. Cost is $7.50 per dinner.
Come join us and support our
veterans. Contact post com-
mander Gordon Bryant at 863-
946-1381.

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.
committee officers for 2009-
2010 will be held, including
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Index
SClassifieds ..........10
Opinion. . . . .4
School .. ... . .. .. 5
Sports... .... ...... .3
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Ribbon cutting: Newly renovated jail


Irir/ena oeolan
Correctional officers observe the ribbon cutting during open house at the renovated jail
annex on Nov. 24. Russell Echols, county commissioner, is center with scissors; Sheriff
Stuart Whiddon stands center-left; and Alvin Ward, GCDC president, is center-right.



Jail annex open house


By Nena Bolan sionof the newer jai complex,
Glades County Democrat Glades County Detention Cen-
ter, is a valid alternative.
GLADES COUNTY --The About eleven months ago
S. LA OU Y the county commissioners.ap-
Srenovated jail annex in Moore
proved this project for it was
Haven was introduced to the
Haven was introduced to the apparent that the population in
public during an oen house, the new jail steadily increased.'
SNov. 24. Having a separate dorm
Local government officials to house female and juvenile
were present that afternoon to inmates would 'be beneficial
see the ribbon cutting, as well to the correctional operation.
as representatives from Immi- Commissioner. Russell Echols
Sgration Customs Enforcement, supervised the research on
Glades County Sheriff's Office, the project which began in the
Glades Correctional Develop- spring oil.200JS
ment Corporation and Wright A completion date of De-
Construction Corporation. cember 2008 was set and the
At one time the old jail was construction on the jail annex
designated to become a stor- was accomplished a few weeks
age building. According to offi- ahead of time.
cials, its renovation as an exten- The estimated cost was


just over. $1 million, however
Glades- Correctional Develop-
ment Corporation (GCDC),
which' funds the detention
center, will rent the renovated
dorm for $500,000 year.
The non profit corporation
was commissioned to fund,
develop and build the new jail
complex which is also a facility
for Immigration Customs En-
forcement (ICE),
The sheriff's office manages
and operates Glades County
Detention Center on east S.R.
78 in Moore--Hzaeri, cand it iii
also operate the renovated jail
annex which is south of the
courthouse on Avenue J.
"We are ready to go Dec. 1,"
said Sherriff Stuart Whiddon oh
Nov; 24.


Agencies



focus on



Curry Island


State lands division
introduces plan for
managed.habitat

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY'- On Nov.
24, a representative from the
Division of State Lands'made a
presentation to the commission
board about a Curry Island pro-
posal. Marianne Gengenbach,
environmental administrator ol
DEP director's office, explained
that the agency desires a public-
private partnership with Lake
Okeechobee Habitat Alliance
(LOHA). The partnership's fo-
cus is on Glades County's sub-
lease on Curry Island; specifi-
cally a county park known as
the V.nce Whidden Park near
Lakeport' on the west bank of
the big lake.
The DEP and LOHA are in-
terested in the section of Curry
Island that borders the' county
park. According to Ms. Gengen-
bach, LOHA is a not for profile
organization that can manage
this portion of Curry Island as
a hunting habitat. LOHA's pri-
vate contribution fupdswill be
"seed, money" to develop the
area which has been used by
hunters 'foi r ..i ade .,ib.ns. She
also mentioned that her direc
tor, Bob Ballard, is interested in
preserving a hunting tradition.
Earlier in the day, before the
county meeting, Marianne Gen-
genbach was taken on a tour ol
the property by county com-


mission chairman, Paul Beck.
Maps and plans of the county
sublease were examined, and
the environmental administra-
tor commented that the gen-
eral impression had been that
the property was somewhat
neglected since 1989. How-
ever, after the tour, she was
pleased to note that the county
had made some improvements
even though local government
Shas funding limitations.
The environmental admin-
istrator went on to emphasize
that LOHA's project would not
be a private hunting lease, but,
a managed hunting habitat
open to the public. Other state
agencies would be involved
in the creation of the habitat,
and hunting fees would be set
according to Florida Wildlife
SCommission.
S According to Ms. Gengen-
f bach,. LOHAs plans are adapt-
able to the goals of the county's
management plans for recre-
ational use of the Vance Whid-
den Park. .
"This is a great advantage to.
the county," she said.
SThe county needs funds
- for land management and im-
provements, and this is an op-
portunity for economic devel-
opment such as eco-tourism
and recreation activities. It
would i.ot be necessary for the
SLOHA project to interfere with
the county's plans for Curry Is-
land. She also mentioned that
the LOHA organization and
Involved agencies do not want
to do things without Glades
SeeCu Page
See Curry -Page 8


Library offers nature photo workshop


Register early for a
class on Jan. 10

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat .

S MOORE HAVEN --Two. ses-
sions of a nature photography
workshop are sponsored by the
Friends of the Library. The morn-
ing session is for students in
grades 5-8, and an afternoon ses-
Ssion is for adults. The photo class
is offered at the public library on
Riverside Drive in Moore Haven'
on Jan. 10. Mark Renz, photog-
rapher and paleontologist, will


instruct the hands-on workshop.
Mr. Renz is an author, fos-
sil hunter and wildlife photog-
rapher who used to be a news
reporter. He takes tour groups to
fossil sites where they look for
evidence of marine or terrestrial
prehistoric life. Studying Florida
wildlife while searching for fos-
sils led him into nature photog-
raphy. He was born in Fort My-
ers and has also lived in Ohio,
Washington and Tennessee. He
returned to Florida nearly 20
years ago.
Each workshop student will
need a new library card, since
the Glades County Public Library


joined the Heartland Library
Cooperative recently. The cards
: are issued free. To participate in
'the morning session, of Jan. 10,
students in grades 5-8 will need
to register by the Dec. 17 dead-
line. Parents or guardians must
be present.to register their child.
There is only enough space for
20 participants. Students are re-
quired to bring their own digital
camera, or use one provided at
the workshop. This morning
class of Jan. 10 will be held from
8:30-11 a.m.
Mark Renz will then guide an
adult class after lunch from 1-3
p.m. Adults must bring their own


digital camera. Participants are
welcome tq bring their own 1lap-
top computer to download na-
ture photos. A library computer
can be used if you do not have a
laptop. The registration deadline
for this workshop is Jan. 6.
According to librarian Mary'
Booher, Mr. Renz will guide both
nature photography sessions by
taking photos, editing and using
a. computer photography pro-
gram to finalize photographs.
The' paleontologist has au-
thored several books about.
searching for fossils. They are
"Fossiling in Florida", Megal-'
odon: Hunting the Hunter", and


"Giants in the Storm". He and his
wife, Marisa, started their own
expedition business which has
a web site at www.fossilexpedi-
tions.com.
Mark Renz explains that when
,he goes off the trail on an expedi-
tion, he is inspired by the things
he sees. Keeping a camera close
at hand is important,
"I try to see' everything multi-
dimensionally, from top to bot-
tom and inside out," he said.
Register at the public library
at 201 Riverside Drive by Dec. 17
,and Jan..6 for the nature photog-
raphy workshops on Jan. 10.
Staffwriter Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com.


County ordinances passed


5 year plan and
canalcleanup
services ranked

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Demcrat

GLADES COUNTY -- During
the county meeting on Nov.
24, the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) out-
lined its tentative.five year work
program. Ben Walker, DOT rep-
resentative, explained that road
construction plans covered July
1,2009 through June 30, 2014.
Resurfacing projects will tar-


get C.R. 720 from the Hendry
County line to U.S. 27; C.R. 731
from C.R.. 74 to the Highlands
County line; C.R. 78A (Ortona
Road) and Williams Road in
Ortona; S.R. 78 from Sharp's
Bend to U.S. 27; U.S. 27 from
Hendry County line to Old 27
and from Fisbeating Creek"to
Highlands County line.
Signing and pavement
markings will be slated for S.R.
.78 from Canal Boat Ramp to
the Okeechobee County line,
and on U.S. 27 from S.R. 78
to east of Lykes Brothers. Also
planned are traffic light reim-
bursements, sidewalks and as-
sistance to Good Wheels and


Transportation Disadvantaged.
The board had asked for a
request for qualifications (RFQ)
from construction companies
on services for the Pearce Canal
cleanup and it received quota-
tions from six businesses. The
expense will come from DEP
and SFWMD funds. The com-
missioners ranked the compa-
nies beginning with number
one as the highest rank. At
the top was Craig A. Smith &
Associates; followed by AIM
Engineering & Surveying, Inc.;
Rudd Jones, P.E. & Associates,
P.A.; Johnson Engineering,
Inc.; Globex Engineering &
See County Page 8


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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..



Billy Cole, 23
*Canal Point
*Banerv felony
battery or domestic
by strangulation
*Kidnap lalse
imprisonment -
aduh
Arrested Nov 26
Released Nov. 28
on $4,500 bond

David M. Castro, 25
*Clewiston
*Aggravaled
assault with a
deadly weapon
-Using a firearm
under the influence
of alcohol
Arrested by CPD J.
Spence on Nov. 28

Willie N. Hunter, 34
-Clewiston
*Aggravated
assault wilh intent
to commit a felony
*Possession
ot a weapon by
convicted ielon
Arrested by Deputy
L Brooks on Nov.
30


Jorge Melendrez, 30

*BellE Glade
FPossession of .
Arrested Dec. 1
Bond has been
set to .$3,000 for
release


Calvin'Devol, 27
*Soulh Bay
*Conlempt of
court Circuit or
country unlawful
conveyance oI fuel
*Aggravaled battery
on pregnant person
Arrested Nov 28
Released Nov 28
on $2.000 bond

Ira L. Haliburton, 25
-Clewislon
*Larceny theft
between $300 to
$45,000
-Giving a false
statement
Arrested by Deputy
Greg Henderson on
Nov 24

Wilson Agular, 51.


*Clewision
*Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested by SPD
Sgl Michaels on
Nov 28


Kenelia Collins, 34
SBelle Glade
Battery felony
baery or domestic
battery by
strangulation
Arrested Dec. 1
Bond has been
set to $5,000 for
release

Michael Raybin, 29
SSOulh Bay
*Smuggle
contraand into
fk prison inmate
p introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Nov. 26
SIBond has been set
to $3.000

Leslie Miller, 25


*Clewiston:
'*VOP: felony or
community control
Arrested by Deputy
L. Preece on Nov
26


Kenneth Hammond, 24
Belle Glade
Burglary dwelling
of a structure or
conveyance armed
SLarceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Nov. 25
Bond has been set
to $9,000

Norance Baker, 28
*S, ulh Bay
Smuggle
ionlrband into
prl'-ln -inmate
irinrldu'e remove or
p,.SSes-
Arrelled Nov. 26
B,:Ln, hri.; been set
Sylvanis $Brice, 17

.Sylvanis Brice, 17


*Clewiston
* Warrant:' Robbery
with a firearm
Arrested by Andy
Lewis on Nov. 25


Terrence Wright, 17 'RoderickJacobs, 13


*Clewislon
*Aggravated battery
with a weapon
*Robbery wiNh a
Ilrearm
Arrested by CPD
Onicer Clirton on
Nov 26


Local citizens join Audubon's



109th Christmas Bird Count


*Clbewiston
*Prioperty damage -
criminal mischief
*Vrhrichle theft third
degree
*Dealing in stolen
property
Arrec led by Deputy
r. Thomas on
Nov 26


Octavio Martinez, 24

SBelle Glade
SBattery on person
65 years of age or
older
Arrested Nov. 29
Released Nov. 30
on $1,500 surety
bond


Roy Houston, 30
*Pahokee
-Drugs health or
Safety distribute or
sell imitation drugs
S Shoplifting petit
From merchant
I second or
i subsequent offense
SArrested Nov. 30
No bond set

Troy R. Simpson, 19

Clrew'ston
SWarrant battery
resuillirng in bodily
narm or disability
Arrested by Deputy
J. Garrett on Nov.



Johnny D. Ford, 44
,Clewiston.
*Banery on an
onicer firefighter,
EMT. elc .
iOb:lruction of
Sijus ice or attempting
cl niluernce/
inlimdlalf a LEO
Arrle..ld by J. Perez
Son r iov. Z5


Crime Stoppers


The Palm
Beach Coun-

Office is seek-
ing assistance
from the pub-
lic in locating
'the following
wanted fugi- Marvin Walton.
tive as of No-
vember 26.
Marvin Walton, age 38', is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 5 feet 9 inches
tall and weighs approximately


240 pounds. His last known ad-
dress is listed as Everglades Ave.,
Canal Point, Fla.
Walton is-wanted on felony
charges violation of probation:
burglary to a dwelling or con-
veyance and violation of proba-
tion: possession of cocaine.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


Dustin Hart, 24


*Belle Glade
*Burglary dwelling
of a structure or
conveyance armed
* Possession of
burglary tools with
intentto use
Arrested Nov. 26
Bond has been set
to $6,000


James Harris, 45
*Pahokee
*Po;session of
n mriluana with
S Intent to sell within
Sj 1.1i100 feejof a
plai of worship or
Lulness
Arrested Nov. 29
SBond has been set
i,, o 5,000

Tommy Smith, 23


* C lewiton
* ipen container
*Po i.-ssion of
* Pi:: session/use of
n jr: utis equipment
Arresied by CPD J.
Sprril: on Nov. 29


Harold T. Hall, 54

WacrranI burglary
I1 aii 'ruci ure/
coriveyancPe
SLa r'ery theft is
: erwenr 1300 to
.,5.01:0i
Arr-estied by Deputy
L Preec:e on Nov.
.- 26
Amos L. Branford, 19
I.leiston
SAoggrjvated battery
hir" deree felony
Weapons offense
R,:,tery with a
hr a.jrm
SArresled by CPD
Orlicer Clifton on
Itlov 26

Broderick McKenzie, 14
1 lewiSton
Burglary of
Stulrutlure,
c onveyjnce
unarmed with no
person ,rso'de
,ir,-sed iby Deputy
I Troma: on
Nov. 26


Submitted photo
Residents and others are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Christmas Bird Count
in Clewiston.


Bird Count Data
is Vital for
Conservation

Local birders and nature en-
thusiasts will join Citizen Scientists
across the western herrisphere to
participate in the 109th annual
Christmas Bird Count (CBC),
SAll counts take place in loca-
tions throughout North America.
and beyond between Dec. 14,
2008 and Jan. 5, 2009.
Birders, photographers, :and
compilers are invited to partici-
pate in the STA5-Clewiston 2nd'
Annual Christmas Bird Count on
Saturday Jan. 3rd, 2009.
The survey area is a 15 mile
diameter circle located south of
Clewiston. To volunteer contact
Margaret England at 863-674-
0695 or sta5birding@embarq-
mail.com.
Results go into Audubon's.
State of the Birds Reports, which
not only shape conservation
initiatives but have made .news
aroufid the world..


On Sept. 22 of this year, a Bird-
Life International report revealed
precipitous declines in popula-
tions of many of the world's most
familiar birds, broadening the
alarm first sounded by Audubori's
2007 Common Birds in Decline
analysis.
'Twenty common birds in the
US more than halved! in number
in the last four decades.
The Northern Bobwhite quail
fell most dramatically, by 82%.
The holiday bird count also
contributed to Audubon's Watch-
List, which identified 176 species
in the continental U.S. and 38 in
Hawaii in dire need of conserva-
tion help.
The counts also reveal good
news,, the return of the Bald Ea-
gle, for example.
"Audubon compiles these
reports because we care about
.birds and the quality of the envi-
ronment they share with us," said
Tom Bancroft, head of science for
the National Audubon Society.
"These birds are sending us a
clear message that their fate is de-
termined by human activity more


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Glades Day's season ends in loss to Ft. Meade


Glades Central
bounced from Class
3A playoffs, Pahokee
goes to state semis

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
BELLE GLADE Run Tamorris,
run Tamorris, run.
That's all Tamorris Grace
needed to do in ending Glades
Day's season last Friday.
The Miners running back
scored all three of their touch-
downs in a 21:7 victory over the
Gators to move on to the Class 1A
state semifinals.
Grace (178 total rush yards)
scored on Fort Meade's first two
possessions of the game, putting
them up 14-0 in the first quarter.
The first score, a 9-yard run,
came after Miners linebacker
Lakevin Camp picked off Bo
Schlecter's pass in the game's
opening drive.
After Grace scored again on a
4-yard run in the opening frame,


it was a defensive effort the rest of
the first half.
Though Glades Day was down
14-0 going into halftime, they still
had a chance to make a come-
back.
However, it was the Gators of-
fense that proved to be a limiting
factor throughout this contest.
Fort Meade's defense did a
great job in keeping Kelvin Taylor
at bay, limiting the eighth-grader
to 16 carries on 70 yards rushing.
Though Schlecter scored
Glades Day's only touchdown
of the game a 1-yard run in the
fourth quarter he couldn't get his
receivers fo the end zone.
In this contest, the senior quar-
terback, who has played his last
game for Glades Day, finished 14-
for-29 passing with 158 yards and
three interceptions.
It's not like the Gators defense
played badly they recovered
three fumbles and caught an in-
terception.
ButLFort Meade made Glades
Day pay for failing to capitalize on
those opportunities, highlighted
by Grace's third rushing touch-


down, a 6-yard run in the fourth
quarter.
The Miners were up 21-0 at
that point, which proved to be the
final nail in the coffin for the Ga-
tors season.
Glades Day finished the season
with a disappointing 6-6 record,
Notes: The Gators run defense
allowed 262 yards to Fort Meade,
which generally magnified the
biggest weakness they had the
entire season.
Schlecter, who's currently get-
ting college looks from Connecti-
cut and Liberty, finished his senior
campaign with 11 touchdown
passes and six interceptions for
1,615 yards.
Taylor, the son of Jacksonville
Jaguars running .back/Glades
Central alum Fred Taylor, com-
pleted his amazing season with
197 carries for 1,692 yards and 27
touchdowns.
Glades Day and Fort Meade
have played each other for 10
consecutive years in the Class 1A
playoffs, with Fort Meade lead-
ing the series with an 8-2 record
against them.


Miami-Monsignor Pace
13, Glades Central 6: The
Raiders season ended last Friday
mostly for one reason.
It's offense just did not execute
like in games past.
Monsignor Pace did a magnifi-
cent job of shutting down Glades
Central, allowing just 149 total
yards in this contest.
The only touchdown that
came from the Raiders was on
a 26-yard touchdown strike from
Kentavious McCoy to Kevin Ben-
jamin.
That score was in the fourth
quarter, after Glades Central was
down 13-0.
The rematch from last sea-
son's Class 3A regional semifinal
proved to be a defensive effort
from both teams once again.
Only this time, Pace came out
on top as it moved on to play
defending Class 3A champion
Naples tomorrow night in the re-
gional finals.
Glades Central finished its sea-
son with an 11-1 record.
Pahokee 45, Fort Lau-
derdale-University 6: The


Blue Devils are the only area team
left in the playoffs after taking care
of business last Friday night.
De'Joshua Johnson, playing at
quarterback for the first time, led
Pahokee to yet another step clos-
er to the Class 2B state title.
Johnson (11-for-16 passing,
202 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) switched
positions with Nu'Keese Richard-
son, who played his natural po-
sition at wide receiver the entire
game.
It proved to be a much-need-
ed spark for Pahokee's offense,
which struggled with Richardson
at the helm in their two previous
games.
Though Johnson threw an
interception to the Suns in the
opening quarter it was returned
for a touchdown he came right
back with a 66-yard touchdown
pass to Richardson (four catches,
99 yards, 2 total TDs).
That was the first six of Pa-
hokee's 45 unanswered points,
which was highlighted by a 10-
yard rushing score in the second
frame from Vincent Smith (16
carries, 126 yards, 2 TDs).


Up 14-6 going into the second
half, Pahokee wide receiver Dex-
ter Holmes caught his only pass
of the game in the third quarter,
an 18-yard touchdown.
Smith saw the end zone yet
again on a 3-yard run later in the
third frame.
Curtis Daley (eight carries, 21
yards) scored a fourth-quarter
touchdown, a 1-yard run.
After Pahokee recorded a safe-
ty, Richardson ended the scoring
with a 55-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown.
The Blue Devils (10-2) move
on to the Class 2B state semifinals,
where they will be on the road to-
morrow night at Frostproof.
It's a rematch of last year's
state semifinal matchup, which
Pahokee won easily en route to
their fifth state title.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


WordPad or Notepad-which is better to use?


By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Some of us still write an old-
fashioned letter occasionally-
the kind that belongs on paper
instead of e-mail.
If it's a business letter, you
don't want to hand write it.
So. using the computer is per-
fect for this.
The Windows operating sys-
tem includes some basic text ed-
iting software that really comes in
handy.
It is simple to use and far
less complicated than Microsoft
Word; the most widely used word
processing application.
The programs I'm referring to
are WordPad and Notepad.
These can be found under
your Start button.
Click Start, then Programs and
then Accessories.
If the Actessories panel has,
two little down-pointing arrows
on the bottom, then it hasn't
opened fully.
You can drag down to these ar-
rows and click.
The whole accessories panel
will open.
Look for WordPad and Note-
pad.
What is the difference?
Notepad is a plain text editor,


Environmental
Benefits and Public
Involvement

South Florida Water
Management District
In December 2008, the Gov-
erning.Board of the South Florida
Water Management
District will consider a pro-
posed purchase agreement with
the United States Sugar
Corporation regarding the ac-
quisition of more than 180,000
acres of land located
south of Lake Okeechobee.
This historic transaction would
provide water managers
.with the unprecedented op-
portunity to store and treat water
on a scale never before
envisioned for the benefit.
of America's Everglades, Lake


while WordPad is a basic word
processor.

SNotepad: Produces a text
document without special for-
matting.
It is not usually the program of
choice for preparing a letter.
That said, I'm going to spend
much more time describing
WordPad.

WordPad: Allows you to write
and prepare your letter or any
simple document for a very pro-
fessional looking product.
WordPad saves your words as
an RTF document Which stands
for Rich Text Formatting.
RTF was developed as a pro-
gram that can be read by a wide
variety of word processors.
So it's very versatile.
All about WordPad
When you want to create, edit,
view and print a written docu-
ment, WordPad works quite well
as long as your formatting needs
are simple.
In a word processing applica-
tion, the cursor changes into an
I-beam when in the document
area.
When you click in the docu-
ment, the blinking vertical line


Okeechobee and the St'Lucie
and Caloosahatchee rivers and
estuaries.
Potential Environmental Ben-
efits
Increases water storage to
reduce harmful freshwater dis-
charges from Lake
I Okeechobee to the St. Lucie
and Caloosahatchee rivers and
estuaries
Improves the delivery of
cleaner Water to the Everglades
Prevents tons of phosphorus
from entering the Everglades
Reduces the need for
"back-pumping" water into Lake
Okeechobee
Manages Lake Okeechobee
within a more desirable ecologi-
cal range
Preliminary Restoration As-
sessments District engineers and
scientists have begun exploring
potential restoration projects us-


shows you the insertion point or
where your text will appear when
you type.
A word processing application
builds your letter from the top
down.
Don't expect to put text at the
bottom of the screen first.
The opening screen in Word-
Pad is made up of five areas:
Menu: Across the top under
the blue line, is the menu line. It
reads File, Edit, View, Insert, For-
mat and Help.
These are actually pretty stan-
dard in a lot of programs.
File commands act on.the pro-
gram as a whole.
Edit commands affect the doc-
ument you are producing.
View commands, just like it
sounds, takes care of the look of
your screen.within the program.
Insert commands, there are
only two, allow you to insert a
date and time or a picture.
Format commands control the
look of the text you are entering.
'And finally, the Help menu,
gives you information about how
to use the program.
Toolbar: Gives you icons that
make it easy to find the com-
mands you use most .often in a
visual way.
For example, new document,


ing this vast tract of land. As part
of a preliminary hydrologic evalu-
ation, the District utilized a new
computer modeling tool called
the Reservoir Sizing and Opera-
tions Screening (RESOPS) model
to simulate, evaluate and screen a
variety of options, all in a "virtual"
world.
The RESOPS model can
quickly test a large number of
scenarios using 41 years of rain-
fall and hydrologic data from
throughout South Florida.
These scenarios will help to
determine which combinations
of water storage, including reser-
voir sizes, can best meet restora-
tion objectives.
Approximately 250,000 indi-
vidual scenarios were testedin 60
days.
RESOPS analysis shows
that increasing water storage
and treatment capability within


open document, and save docu-
ment, etc.
Format Bar: Again, gives you a
fast way to access ways to change
your font, change the font size and
alignment with a visual prompt.
The text you want to change
must be selected.
It is possible to edit your'docu-
ment using simple copy and paste
or by selecting and moving the
text to a new spot..
Select the text you want to
move, put your cursor over the
selected text, click and drag it to
its new location.
Ruler: Use the ruler to con-
trol the placement of text in your
document.
When using .even a simple
word processing application,
perhaps the hardest thing to un-
derstand is that each paragraph
retains its own formatting.
So how does that affect you
when you are writing a letter?
You need to remember that if
you want to use the quick way to
change a right or left margin, that
you need to have the text selected
that you want changed.
If your cursor is simply blink-
ing at the end of a line, and no
other lines are selected, the only
line affected by the change is the
one where the cursor is blinking.


the Everglac
could provic
vironmental
above.

Ensuring
The sig
tential Everg
led the Distr
steps to keel
and involved
and how it v
nities to rest
To pro
date inform.
tion, the Dis
Web site
riverofgrass.
hensive repo
related mate
releases, fac
tions, photos
news article
and proposal
*.With th


If you want to add an indent at
the beginning of your paragraph,
press the tab one time for a one-
half inch indent.
Default tabs are set up every
half inch.
Document Area: This is where
you type your message and
where you apply formatting and
margins.
Some things to remember
about word processing.
In WordPad, your text will
"wrap" at the end of the line
where the margin dictates.
This is a good thing, because
you will not need to use the enter
key at the end of each line, only at
the end of a paragraph.
To position your text on the
printed page, you will need to use
the page setup command, found
in the File menu.
Page setup lets you select
whether your page prints Portrait
(longer than it is wide) or Land-
scape (wider than it is long).
You can also set up margins
for your page.
This allows you to move the
beginning of your letter down
so it fits on stationery with a pre-
printed heading.
Save often!
It's a good idea to save your
document periodically while you


Considering t

les Agricqltural Area der consideration by the District's
de the significant en- Governing Board, additional de-
benefits described tails and records (other than trade
secret information as defined in
Florida Statute 812.081) associat-
Public Involvement ed with the acquisition, including
nificance of this po- appraisals, are posted on the Web
lades land purchase site for public review.
ict to take additional At public meetings sched-
p the public informed uled for December 2, 15 and 16,
1 with the acquisition the District's Governing Board will
vill enhance opportu- continue evaluating the results of
ore the Everglades. the District's extensive due dili-
vide the most up-to- gence and consider the terms and
nation on the acquisi- conditions of the proposed pur-
;trict has a dedicated chase contract and lease agree-
at www.sfwmd.gov/ ment.
This site is a compre- If the acquisition is finalized,
storyy for acquisition- full-scale planning-with public
trials including: news involvement-will take place to
ct sheets, presenta- identify environmental restora-
s and videos, Q & As, tion project footprints and spe-
s, resolutions, letters cific water storage, water quality
als. treatment and conveyance proj-
he contract now un- ect options.
I


are working on it so that in case
your computer stops working for
some reason, you won't lose any
of your work.
Saving the document will also
allow you to come back to it later
'if you want to work on it again.
'Learn and use the keyboard
shortcut for Save. Ctrl, on the
lower left of your keyboard plus
"S" will save your work.
Use ctrl>S often.
There are some things you
cannot do in WordPad.
Cannot create tables in
this program
There is no spell check-.
er
There are no headers or'
footers
Good luck using this versatile -
program.
Happy computing!
Email questions or sugges-
tiohn for topics to dtimmons@
newszap.com.



he Facts

District engineers are cur-
rently evaluating a range of con-
ceptual project configurations to
provide a starting point for an ex-
tensive and detailed public proj-
ect planning process.
With full public involvement,
all project planning will follow
a step-by-step approach; iden-
tify challenges and opportunities;
clarify goals, objectives and con-
straints; and identify and evaluate
projects to meet those goals.
The District will continue to
update its Web site and to broad-
cast upcoming public meetings
to encourage public access to all
discussions and decisions.


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FIREFIGHTERS STATE CERTIFIED: Who cares? Glades County
is on welfare and they want steak and eggs for breakfast. A volunteer
is a volunteer. When my house is on fire and someone volunteers, I
am grateful for the help. Our volunteers risk their livelihood for squat.
Our volunteers do not get paid enough money to take time out of their
lives to get "state certified." And because I am a taxpayer I am not
willing to pay any more taxes for services I do not get benefits from.
When my taxes go for giving a supervisor a pay raise and the volun-
teer gets squat I have a problem. The supervisor is not putting my fire
out, it is the volunteer. The supervisor is not risking his j6b or his life
putting my fire out, the volunteer is. We have a shortage of volunteers
just because they are not "state certified." There are too many rules
and regulations that a volunteer must comply with to be a volunteer.
There are too.many "lawsuit happy lawyers" out there drooling for an
excuse to steal someone's money over a "legal" technicality. I thank
the volunteers that we have, certified or not. I have only lived in Glades
County for about eight years. I don't even know if ANYONE has died in a
fire in this county during that period of time, but I do know a lot of dollars
have been saved by volunteers. We also have the situation in this county
where retired, qualified firefighters are discriminated against because of
the fact that they are qualified.


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Moore Haven and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind around 5
mph becoming calm.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. East wind
between 3 and 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny, with a high near'77. Northeast wind between 3 and
5 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North wind
around 6 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near.76. North wind around
5 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
.Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.





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Independent's mission of journalstic service, commitment to the ideals of
the Fist Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the comm-
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United Way of Hendry, Glades Campaign


2008-09 Campaign

INI Florida The United Way
of Hendry and Glades Counties'
has kicked-off its 2008-2009 An-
nual Campaign. The goal for the
campaign is $194,000.
Michael Talaga, Senior Vice-
President, Human Resources
and Information Technology for
'Alico, Inc., and Tommy Perry of
Johnson-Prewitt and Associates
are serving as volunteer co-chairs
for this year's Campaign for the
United Way of Hendry and Glades
Counties. "There's such a need in
the community and as leaders
here locally, we want to give back
to help make the community a
better place for everyone. Now,
more than ever, it is important that
we reach 100% of our goal so that
the United Way's Partner Agen-
cies can receive their full share of
the funds," said Mr. Talaga."
"Many of our friends, neigh-
bors and co-workers are expe-
riencing the pain brought on by


our sagging economy. We each
need to reach out a hand to those
in need and "LIVE UNITED," said
Tommy Perry, co-chair of the
campaign. "LIVE UNITED" is the
theme for this year's campaign.
"You never know when you are
going to be in need of a helping
hand, and the United Way Partner
Agencies are there to help anyone
through those tough times in life,"
Perry concluded.
A local network of thirty-four
agencies and programs will re-
ceive funds from the 2008-2009
United Way of Hendry & Glades
fundraising campaign. These
agencies include: The Salvation
Army, the Children's Advocacy
Center, Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Healthy Families and
many others. This network serves
a diverse range of needs: nurtur-
ing children and youth, strength-
ening families, meeting critical
needs such as helping the elderly
and disabled live independently,
and empowering communities
by bringing health and human


services to neighborhoods. The
network of United Way agencies
helped over 21,000 people in
Hendry and Glades Counties last
year.
Extensive volunteer involve-
ment allows the Upited Way to
keep fundraising costs extremely
low, and community volunteers
evaluate agency performance
and thoroughly study agency
budgets and programs to make
sure United Way dollars are spent
efficiently and with impact. All
money raised through the United
Way of Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties campaign remains in the
Hendry and Glades area, aiding
members of the community who
really need the help.
In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations
in our community, the United
Way .promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies,
helping them to work together
focusing on issues and solutions
that continue to improve lives.
For more information please


call United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades Counties at 239-433-


lIVE UNITED.


Submitted photo
Tommy Perry of Johnson-
' Prewitt co-chair of the United
Way of Hendry and Glades
Campaign.

2000 or 863-675-8383, or visit
www.unitedwaylee.org.


Risk Management purchase requirement


Waiver for 2009 crop
year deadline
January 1.2

Clewiston The Food, Conser-
vation, and Energy Act of 2008,
enacted June 18th, 2008, created
several new disaster programs
under the title "Supplemental
Agricultural Disaster Assistance".
To be eligible for these programs,
producers must purchase at least
CAT level of crop insurance for all
insurable crops.
A 2009 RMPR waiver has been
established for Supplemental
Revenue Assistance Payments
(SURE), TAP, and Emergency
Assistance for Livestock, Hon-
ey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish
(ELAP) programs. The RMPR
waiver allows producers, to pay a
buy-in fee within 90 calendar days
of the date of enactment for crops
having a sales closing date before


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Yard and Bake Sale


The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post
41.85.is,,having an InD.gor, Yard
and Bake Sale on Friday, Dec. 5;
and Saturday, Dec. 6 fr6fth9 a~.di
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


August 14, 2008 for which crop
insurance was not purchased.
The deadline for buy-in is Janu-
ary 12, 2009.
The following crops are eli-
gible for RMPR waiver:
Fresh Market Sweet Corn
Peppers
Fresh Market Tomatoes
Citrus I Early and Midseason
Oranges
Citrus II Late Oranges (Ju)
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(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 rubber 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.


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General News and Information


Tourist Development
Tax Seminar
SThe Department of Revenue's
tax seminar will explain how to
collect and remit tourist develop-
ment tax due to the state. Effective
January 1, 2009 the tourist devel-
opment tax must be collected by
sales tax'dealers in Glades County
who rent living quarters for a
term of six months or less. These
taxable transactions are defined
as "transient rentals." (Transient
rentals that are exempt from sales
tax are also exempt from the tour-
ist development tax.) This semi-
nar will be held at the Library on
201 Riverside Dr., in Moore Haven
on Dec. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
What will be covered in the semi-
nar:


Information about the tax
Explanation about what is tax-
able
Discussion of exemptions
Who must register and collect
the tax
How to register
How to report the tax
For information call Fredrica
Cosper, Florida Department of
Revenue at 239-338-2481.

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!


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Reviving the River of Grass: Due Diligence


Due Diligence:
Appraisals and As-
sessments

South Florida Water
Management District
In December 2008, the Gov-
erning Board of the South Florida
Water Management District will
consider a proposed purchase
agreement with the United States
Sugar Corporation regarding the
acquisition of more than 180,000
acres of land located south of Lake
Okeechobee. This historic trans-
action would provide water man-
agers with the unprecedented op-
portunity to store and treat water
on a scale never before envisioned
for the benefit of America's Ever-
glades, Lake Okeechobee and the
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee riv-
ers and estuaries. '
Summary of the Due Dili-
gence
On June 30, 2008, the Gov-
erning Board authorized staff to
initiate extensive due diligence for
the proposed purchase of the as-
sets of the U.S. Sugar Corporation
for Everglades restoration.
Conducted by highly quali-
fied specialists, due diligence in-
cluded four independent apprais-
als, land surveys and.title work,
engineering assessments of all
assets, an environmental assess-
ment of approximately 187,000
acres of land and an independent
fairness opinion.
The due diligence provides
the District's Governing -Board
with comprehensive and exten-


sive data, analysis and informa-
tion for deliberating an acquisi-
tion of considerable scope.
Land Appraisals
Anderson & Carr, Inc., along
with Sewell, Valentich, Tillis and
Associates, were retained to con-
duct independent appraisals. The
appraisers have been designated
Members of the Appraisal Insti-
tute for more than 25 years.
More than 1,000 pages of
real estate appraisal reports were
submitted, providing a complete
analysis of the land involved in
the acquisition.
Appraisal reports met all
appraisal requirements of the
Florida Statutes and the Uniform
Standards of- Professional Ap-
praisal Practices, and were also
reviewed by the District and the
Florida .Department of Environ-
mental Protection.
Conducted independently,
the land appraisal reports de-
scribed the property, analyzed
market data and comparable
sales, reviewed soil surveys and
studied land use potential and
income. These data were used
to conclude a Fair Market Value
based on highest and best use:
Key details from the real es-
tate appraisal reports include:
o Land holdings of almost
182,000 acres in Palm Beach,
Hendry and Glades counties
o Nearly 150,000 acres of sug-
arcane land
o Approximately 32,000 acres
of citrus groves
Land holdings were ap-
praised at $1.3 billion and $1.37
billion, including:


o $4,500 to $7,500/acre for
sugarcane land
o $14,500 to $32,000/acre for
transition land (residential/com-
mercial)
o $20,000 to $27,500/acre for
mining acreage
o $4,937 to $9,009/acre for cit-
rus groves
Values of the two appraisal
reports were within 5.4 percent,
which is considered a reasonable
range for independent appraisals.
Agricultural land values are
generally not impacted by the
same fluctuations as housing and
commercial markets.
Environmental Assessment
*, Ten firms, led by Profession-
al Service Industries, Inc., were
hired to conduct an
Environmental Due Diligence
Investigation for 292 square miles
of property under consideration
for acquisition.
The assessment was- con-
ducted with and according to
ecological risk assessment pro-
tocols approved by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service and Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection. An ecological risk
evaluation provides the data
needed to determine the viabil-
ity of utilizing the property for a
water resource and restoration
project..
As is typical in a District land
acquisition, remediation to com-
mercial standards would be the
responsibility of the seller (U.S.
Sugar); remediation to ecological
standards would be the responsi-
bility of the purchaser (District).
Typically more stringent than


commercial clean-up standards,
ecological standards are the
benchmarks that would need to
be achieved for an environmental
restoration project.
The investigation included:
o Assessment of 193 remote
point sources of potential pollu-
tion (e.g., fuel storage areas,
pump stations)
o Assessment of 187,000 acres
of land
o Collection of more than 500
water samples and 12,500 soil
samples
Avoluminous environmental
assessment report was compiled
using data from soil, sediment
and water samples, extensive aer-
ial and ground reconnaissance,
review of historical and company
records and technical assistance
from state and federal experts.
Key details from the report
include:
o Pollutant concentrations are
below commercial criteria across
approximately 178,350 acres (95
percent), and no corrective action
would be required by U.S. Sugar.
o, Pollutant concentrations ex-
ceed the commercial standards
across approximately 7,750 acres
(5 percent), and U.S. Sugar would
be required to conduct corrective
action. The total cost to correct
these issues is estimated at $16.5
million. A 1.3 multiplier would be
added to the corrective costs if the
District assumes control over re-
mediation, which is the preferred
option. U.S. Sugar's costs would
then total approximately $21.45
million.
o Approximately 94,500 acres


(52 percent) were determined
to pose no significant ecological
risk. The District would need to
remediate property to ecological
standards only on property that
exceeds ecological benchmarks
and is identified for an environ-
mental project. The District's
remediation costs for achieving
ecological standards would de-
pend on the location of the resto-
ration project, which has not yet
been determined or designed.
o The presumptive remedy for
achieving ecological benchmarks
in the agricultural areas is soil
inversion, which is estimated to
cost $1;471/acre. Other remedial
approaches, such as excavation
and on-site reuse, are estimated
at $15,000/acre.
Engineering Assessment
Led by Shaw Engineering,
Inc., an engineering assessment
was performed to ascertain the
condition of the agricultural
lands, infrastructure and' facilities
on those lands.
The assessment document-
ed water control structures, le-
vees and other infrastructure.
Key details from the engi-
neering assessment include:
o Pumping facilities: 365
pumping facilities; 51 percent ap-
pear to be in good to fair condi-
tion (based on a representative
sample).
o Levees: 12 major impound-
ment levees spanning 333 miles;
25 percent are good condition;
67 percent are in fair condition,
requiring minor repairs & main-
tenance.
o Canals: Approximately 1,132


miles of major canals; 70 percent
are in good to fair condition; 29
percent require minor mainte-
nance such as cleaning.
The overall condition of
the assets was fairly typical of a
South Florida agricultural opera-
tiop with assets generally meeting
their intended use.
Fairness Opinion
Typically rendered by an in-
vestment bank in association with
corporate mergers and acquisi-
tions, a "fairness opinion" is an
independent report on the value
of the acquisition with regard to
price. It is one component of the
due diligence.
SA fairness opinion is de-
signed to guide the purchase of
an ongoing business. It is not an
.appraisal and does not provide a
conclusion about the value of the
acquisition relative to its public
purpose.
The New York-based Duff &
Phelps Corporation has provided
the District's Governing .
Board members with a one-
page letter and will present its
opinion on December 2.
In its letter, Duff & Phelps
valued a land and asset transac-
tion as fair at a purchase price at
or below $1.3 billion including:
$200 to $240 million for the sugar
and rail operations; $140 to $160
million for the citrus operation;
and $930 million for.the land. In-
dependent draft appraisal reports
for a land and asset transaction
provided values of $1.725 and
$1.923 billion.


Open house
INI/Nena Bolan
Visiting officials from Immigration Customs Enforcement and other agencies came to the
open house for the renovated jail annex, Nov. 24.


Construction in Ortona
This filter basin under construction is part of the River Forest Yachting Center in Ortona,
Glades County.


Reviving the River of Grass: Contract and Lease


Purchase Contract
and Lease
Agreement

South Florida Water
Management District
In December 2008, the Gov-
erning Board of the South Florida
Water Management District will
consider a proposed purchase
agreement with the United States
Sugar Corporation regarding the
acquisition of more than 180,000
acres of land located south of Lake
Okeechobee. This historic trans-
action would provide water man-
agers with the unprecedented op-
portunity to store and treat water
on a scalenever before envisioned
for the benefit of America's Ever-
glades, Lake Okeechobee and the
St. Lucie.and Caloosahatchee riv-
ers and estuaries.
Summary of the Proposed
Agreement
U.S. Sugar Corporation has
agreed to sell its land holdings to
the District for the primary pur-
poses of Everglades restoration.
The two parties finalized a pro-
posed purchase contract for pre-
sentation to U.S. Sugar's Board
of Directors and to the District's
Governing Board.
Under a separate assignable
lease agreement, U.S. Sugar has
the option to continue agricul-
tural operations on the land for
seven years.
Under this proposed agree-
ment, U.S. Sugar would retain
ownership and continue operat-
ing the company's major assets,
including its sugar mill, refinery,
citrus processing plant and rail-
road.
Both the real estate contract
and lease agreement are subject
to the review and approval of the
District's Governing Board.
Both parties must execute
the proposed agreement by De-
cember 16, 2008, for it to become


effective.
The District reviewed thou-
sands of documents including
title policy and surveys, leases,
contracts, licenses and mainte-,
nance records as part of its due
diligence to support a proposed
purchase.
The District's legal team was
supported by attorneys from Sid-
ley Austin, LLP, a full-service firm
with an experienced transactional
practice in corporate mergers and
acquisitions.
About the Real Estate Transac-
tion
The District would take own-
'ership of a minimum of 180,000
acres land.
The purchase would include
the acquisition of water control
,and conveyance infrastructure
located on ,the land, including
pump stations, some of which
may ultimately be., incorporated
into environmental projects and
utilized to convey water for resto-
ration purposes.
The proposed purchase
price is $1.34 billion. Subject to
approval by the Governing Board,
validation and market conditions,
the District would issue certifi-
cates of participation to finance
the land acquisition.
The purchase price was
established after extensive nego-
tiations and is supported by two
independent appraisals. Land
holdings were appraised at $1.3
and $1.37 billion.
As is typical with a District
land acquisition, the cleanup of
pollutants to commercial stan-
dards would be the responsibil-
ity of the seller (U.S. Sugar); the
purchaser (District) would be
responsible for any remediation
needed to achieve ecological
standards. Typically more strin-
gent than commercial cleanup
standards, ecological standards
are the benchmarks that would
need to' be achieved for an en-


vironmental restoration project.
Acreage requiring cleanup to eco-
logical standards by the District
would be determined by the proj-
ect footprint.
The total cost to remediate
the issues attributed to U.S. Sugar.
is estimated at $16.5 million. Un-
der the agreement, the District
would assume control over re-
mediation, which is the preferred
option. U.S. Sugar would provide
the District with a $21.5 million
payment for the environmental
cleanup-130 percent the esti-
mated remediation costs.
U.S. Sugar would also retain
responsibility for any undiscov-
ered or new contamination. U.S.
Sugar would be responsible for
the remediation-to commercial
standards-of any pollution dis-
covered during the lease period
and for three years after its termi-
nation.


An "evergreen" General Es-
crow Fund would be established
by U.S. Sugar and maintained at
a minimum of $10 million for any
undiscovered environmental im-
pacts.
The sale and purchase of the
property shall occur 90 days after
court validation of the Certificates
of Participation. The agreement
may be terminated if validation
has not been issued on or before
July 10, 2009, or if closing has not
occurred by September 25, 2009.
About the Lease Agreement
Under a separate agree-
ment, U.S. Sugar would lease the
land for agricultural operation for
seven years. Conditions include a
lease rate of $50/acre for six years
with the seventh year at no cost.
The lease expires June 30, 2016.
T The lease. arrangement al-
lows for the release of the first
10,000 acres of property to the


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District (in 2,000-acre parcels of
contiguous:lands) at any time af-
ter the first year with appropriate
notice. An additional 30,000 acres
(in 10,000-acre or more parcels
of contiguous lands) may be re-
leased in year six, on or after De-
cember 30, 2015.
The agreement also allows
for the release of' up to 3,000
acres in connection with transfers
to municipalities or other govern-
mental entities.
U.S. Sugar would be re-
quired to pay all property taxes
and assessments, control the land
for exotic and invasive plants and
implement Best Management
Practices to prevent pollution.
The lease would generate a
minimum of $54 million in reve-
nue and avoid more than $40 mil-
lion in land management costs.
The District may continue to
lease the land after'seven years


if not yet needed for restoration
purposes. U.S. Sugar is provided
the right to match any lease offer
from other interests.
What Happens Next?
The transaction goes before
the District's Governing Board for
review and consideration.
Subject to financing, the two
parties would close the transac-
tion in 2009.
The District will undertake
a thorough and open public pro-
cess to determine the most viable
footprint for constructing a man-
aged system of water storage and
treatment to support ecosystem
restoration efforts. The District
will include all stakeholders, in-
cluding landowners interested in
land trades, in the development
of a project footprint. Once a
project footprint is determined,
the District may surplus land not
needed for restoration.


The Glades County School Board
Held A Reorganizational Meeting
On November 18, 2008
And Established The Following
Meeting Schedule


A Regular Meeting Will Be Held
On December 11, 2008 at 9:00a.m.
Beginning In January, Regular Meetings
Will Be Held On The
Second Thursday At 6:00p.m. And
The Fourth Thursday At 9:00am.
In The Glades County School Board
Meeting Room

400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-2083


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Religion briefs


A Christmas
Cantata to be held
in Belle Glade
The Chancel Choir of Commu-
nity United Methodist Church will
present "GO TELL IT," a cantata
arranged by Jack Schraeder, on
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The program, directed by Car-
ol Schmidt and accompanied on
the piano by Karen Corbin, fea-
tures Milton Carpenter and Becky
Watson as narrators.
An offering will be received to
benefit mission projects.
The public is cordially invited
to share the joyous Christmas sto-
ry with the congregation at Com-
munity United Methodist Church,
401 SW First Street, Belle Glade.
Please call 561-996-5568 re-
garding inquiries.

Plenty of food and
fellowship in
Palmdale
On Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
there will be food and fellowship,
at 7 p.m. gospel, music and the
word brought this month by pas-
tor Paul Harris from the Church
of the New Beginning at Port La-
belle.
Come and listen to a man who
knows the word of God.
You are also welcome to our
Christmas dinner that night, if you
don't have a place to go come be
with us, all are welcome we are
located on the corner of Fifth and
Main, at the community building
in Palmdale.

Christmas through
Jewish Eyes, a
presentation
Dr. Rich Freeman of Cho-
sen People Ministries will share
"Christmas through Jewish Eyes"
at the 8:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
worship services at 'First. United
Methodist Church of Clewiston"
on Sunday, Dec. 7.
The community is invite,

Special Wednesday .
nights at First
Christian!
During tie month of Decem-
ber, First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. in Clewislon, will be
hating a Special Study.
--- .The first three Wedrnsday
Nights the Church will be study,
ing Rick Warren's "The POrpose
of Christmas." ." .
This includes a DVD with Rick
Warrefi and a Study Leaflet.
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 in Clewiston
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


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of their attendance. Cecile Elizabeth Yoder
On Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. the
Church Choir will be present- Pape, '
ing the Cantata, "JOY TO THE LAKE PLACID Cecile Elizabeth
WORLD," under the direction of (Yoder) Pape, went to be with her
Jackie Miller, Minister. Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008,
Soloist include Deanna Walker at the age of 96, following a brief ill-
and. Heather Giddens. On that ness.
same day at 7 p.m. the Christ- Born to Americans Samuel Joseph
mas Program,. "JOY FOR THE Yoder and Daisy May Blosser on May
WORLD," will be presented un- 11, 1912, in Omaja, Cuba, Cecile was
der the direction of Heather Gid- the first daughter of 12 children born
dens. to the Yoders.
Christmas Treat Bags will be The family returned to the United
given out after this service. States and after a short residence in
On Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas Tampa, moved to Moore Heaven in
Eve, a Christmas Candlelight Car- August of 1918, where her father
ol Service will be held. made a living by farming and later as
Jackie Miller, Minister of First the Postmaster.
Christian, cordially invites the Cecile graduated from Moore
community to attend any or all of Haven High School, secretary of the
community to attend any or allof class of 1931. After graduation, she
these Special Servicestook a position as clerk and acting
postmaster, assisting her father for
Clewiston Church of the remainder of his term.
God Service Times Cecile married Henry L. Brooks
and was blessed with her only child,
announced William Lynn. Following her father's
The Clewiston Church of death in 1936, she left the Post Office
The Clewiston Church of to become a stenographer for the
Christ would like to announce to become a stenographer for the
their regular service times to the Glades County Agricultural Agent.
their regular service times to the In 1940, Cecile was clerk and book-
public and invite anyone interest- keeper for the Superintendent of
Sin attending. Class will Public Instruction in Glades County.
at 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship be- A year later, she took a temporary as-
gins at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening signment as a stenographer for the
Worship will start at 6 p.m., and State Legislature. She returned in
Wo pwi ar^t at 6 p.m. and
Wednesday Bible Study starts at June 1941, to work as a stenogra-
7 p.m.. pher for U.S. Sugar in Clewiston.
The Clewiston Church of In 1942, following the establish-
Christ is located at 336 Central ment of the Women's Military Ser-
Ave in Clewiston. vice, Cecile became a Junior Clerk
For further information please Typist for the war department, work-
call 863-983-8822. ing in the office of the U.S. Engineer
in Clewiston.
Di e fr In 1944, she went to work for John
Chritmas Dinner for B. Orr, Inc. as a supervisor in Pur-
all seniors In chasing and correspondence reports.
SIn 1945, Cecile served in Palm
Clewiston Beach, Florida as a clerk, maintain-
All seniors are invited to a com- ing staff personal records and super-
munity wide Christmas dinner on vising office employees at a special
Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 12 hospital established by converting a.
p.m. at John Boy auditorium, hotel into military facility. She was
S Gifts and door prizes will be then part of the staff that restored the
given out! hotel to its former beauty.
This event is sponsored as a Cecile was reelected three times as
no charge.'gift to the seniors of Glades County Tax Collector and
bur community by our area butsi- .served until her retirement. She re-
nesses and churches. married in 1953, becoming the wife
Make your reservations with: of former classmate Marvin Earl
your local church or call 863-983-' Pape. The couple eventually moved
5269. from Moore Haven to Englewood.
, .. They also enjoyed a home on Eagle.
,Rummage, Bake Sale Mountain in Hiawassee, Ga.
S m aIn 2000, :having survived her hus-
at Calvary Baptist band, her son, and her granddaugh-
ter, Elizabeth, she moved to Lake
Church Placid, Florida to be nearer to family.
T .he youth of Calvary Baptist She is survived by two sisters,
Church are having a Rummage/ Marion'Bender (Guy) of Grand Junc-
bake sale every Saturday morning tion, Colo., and Patricia Hannah of
from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lakeland; two stepdaughters, Judy
The church is located at 1075 Bowen of Moore Haven and Shirley
Davidson Rd. Hookers Point. in Christopher of Sebring. She was
Clewiston: "Grandma Cecile" to 12 grandchil-
We are raising funds for a dren, Ted Brooks of Gulf Breeze,
youth seminar in January. Dona- John Brooks of Nashville, Ga., De-
tions accepted. nise Holbrook of Lehigh, Michelle
Yates of Lake Placid, Camille Egan of
Ladies Outreach Jupiter; Elizabeth 'Brooks (de-
ceased),. Debbie Peterson of Destin,
Ministry hosts a Donna Christopher of Sebring, Jeff
Christopher (deceased), Kimberly
bake sale Laws of Santa Rosa Beach, Murray
Evangel Church Ladies' Out- Bowen of Ft. Lauderdale, and Dee
reach Ministry will be hosting a Dee Bowen (deceased); 21 great-
country breakfast and bake sale grandchildren; and 1,0 great-great-
on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to grandchildren.
11 a.m. at the Outreach Center on A graveside service will be 11 a.m.
350 South Berner Road. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Venus Ce-
The country breakfast is all you metery, with a celebration dinner
can eat with a suggested dona- will follow for friends and family at
tion of $6 and $2.50 for children the Venus Clubhouse.
under 6. Arrangements entrusted to Chan-
dler Funeral Home.


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Gladys Gunn
Keene, 75
FOUNTAIN Gladys Gunn
Keene, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in
her home. She was 75.
She had been a resident of Foun-
tain since 1973, moving from Moore
Haven.
She was preceded in death by her
father, Walter Lee Gunn; mother,
Della Langdale Gunn; husband, Jim-
mie Carol Keene; son, Jimmie Lee
Keene; sisters, Lois Hendry, and Del-
la Mae Bembry; and a brother, Floyd
Gunn.
She is survived by her son,
Dwayne Keene, of Fountain; sister,
Joyce Vickers and husband R.C., of
Panama City; aunt, Frankie Lang-
dale, of Moore Haven; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Cle-
wiston.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m.
Thursday at The Ortona Cemetery,
12870 W SR 78, Moore Haven.


Mattie Lee Williams
Hadle, 87
LAKELAND Mattie Lee Williams
Hadley, was born on Feb. 16, 1921,
in Bassinger. She died from heart
failure on Nov. 22, 2008, in Lakeland
Regional Medical Center. She was
87.
Mattie was proud of being a fourth
generation "Florida Cracker." One of
her ancestors signed the voter regis-
ter in the vote to make Florida a
state. She married Arthur Edward
Hadley in 1936. They lived in central
.and south Florida for the 50 years
they were married.
During her childrearing years she
was a very active member of First
Baptist Church of Moore Haven,
Florida. Mattie and Arthur moved to
Lakeland in 1958 and ran a business
on Highway 98 North for many
years. Later, Mattie was active in
Crestview Baptist Church in Lake-
land, serving on the hospitality com-
mittee and as secretary-treasurer of
her Sunday School class.
Her family and her church were
.central to her life, but she found
time and ways to help many others
in unfortunate circumstances. She
was well known by family and
friends for faithfully sending thought-
fully selected birthday cards. Her fa-
vorite charity was the Baptist
Children's Home, which has a cam-
pus and a state office in Lakeland.
Mattie was preceded in death by
her husband, Arthur Hadley; three
sons; Arthur Hadley Jr., Ralph Had-
ley, and "Jake" Hadley.
She is survived by her. sister, Abbie
Whidden, Moore Haven; two daugh-
ters; Betty Baxter and Helen Sawyer,
both of Lakeland; five granddaugh-
ters; Connie Timmors, Sonya Parks,
both of Lakeland, Abbie Messer,
Crawfordville, Cynthia Hadley,
Huntsville, Ala., Jennifer Gauthier,
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The Mayaimis Indian Nation on Lake Okeechobee


The construction of
dugouts to navigate
the lake

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The calloused fingers of the
carver moved across the cypress
dugout with the finesse of a mae-
stro pianist, stroking and tapping
the smooth, polished sides for
tones or flaws that would indicate
hull weaknesses.
Finding no defects in his crafts-
manship, the carver now gazed
at the high protruding bow that
arched slowly, forming two long
tapering sides that met at the
stern.
Its-high bow and lean, graceful
sides were birthed for seaworthi-
ness and speed on the inland sea,
Lake Okeechobee.
This tale reflects the impor-
tance of the dugout to the early
inhabitants of Lake Okeechobee.
The dugout was their automo-
bile and the lake, creeks and riv-
ers their highways.
It's time to take "A Walk in
The Past," review the dugouts of
yesterday and examine some of
those forgotten rivers and towns
that once existed around Lake
Okeechobee.
Archeologists agree that the
Indians in Florida constructed
dugouts according to their needs.


Dugouts designed for large
lakes and seacoast were longer,
wider, and had higher bows.
Those used by Mayaimis on
Lake Okeechobee probably
looked much like the Calusa dug-
outs that once plied the waters
of the Ten Thousand Islands and
Gulf of Mexico.
The Calusa and Mayaimis In-
dian nations had close ties and
were probably "kissing cousins,"
an arrangement that encouraged
trade between the two nations.
The Calusa and Mayaimis re-
quired .lugouts that could trans-
port trade goods and safely trans-
verse large bodies of open water,
so they probably used very similar
dugout designs.
Unfortunately, no Calusa or
Mayaimis dugouts have ever been
found to validate this suggestion.
I have never found any docu-
mentation that recounts the dis-
covery of a Mayaimis dugout on
Lake Okeechobee. (Please con-
tact the Clewiston Museum if you.
have knowledge of a dugout dis-
'covery on Lake Okeechobee.)
The later Seminole dugouts
were generally associated with
the shallow waters of the Ever-
glades, but this is a mistake be-
cause its design expresses great
nautical lines that made it very
adaptable on the open waters of
Lake Okeechobee and the south
Florida coast.
Seminoles used dugouts dur-
ing the Second Seminole Indian


War to cross a stretch of open
sea and raid a community in the
keys.
The Mayaimis dugouts prob-
ably had similar nautical lines.
The Mayaimis towns, dugouts
and watery highways were in-
separable.
Creeks and rivers flowing in or
out of Lake Okeechobee served
as highways for travel, hunting
and trade.
Towns were built around Lake
Okeechobee at the mouths of
these watery highways.
The beginning of most great
civilizations started once upon
a time on a river or lake, so it
should come as no surprise that
the Mayaimis Indians built their
towns around creeks and rivers
around Lake Okeechobee.
Years later the early Florida
settlers carried on this ageless
tradition and built many of their
towns (Moore Haven, Lake Har-
bor, South Bay, Chosen and Canal
Point) along canals dug in the
1900s to drain the Everglades.
The town of Clewiston started
on a strip of sandy beach called
Sandpoint, and its first business
district was established on Fran-
cisco Street, which is parallel to
the Industrial Canal.
VP. Killer was an engineer
who worked for Diston Hamilton,
a Philadelphian that attempted to
drain the Everglades.
He said that there were seven-
teen streams leading out of Lake


Okeechobee; however, he failed
to name any of the streams.
Lawrence E. Wills, the noted
Glades historian provided more
detail. He described some of the
river locations
Canal Point Area The
Stuckey's Ditch and Pelican River
Pahokee Area The
Cowhorn Slough, Whiddens Ca-
nal, and Forked River
Chosen and Belle Glades
Areas The Leatherman River,
Democrat River, and Copper's
River
South Bay Area The
Hutchinson creek and Dowell's
River Lake Harbor Area -
Lake Harbor Area The
Cason River and Ritta River
The Clewiston Area-
There was an inlet running west
through Sand Point into a bay that
probably had a small river flow-
ing west into the Glades.
Hendry, Glades and Lee
Counties The Caloosahatchee
River
Lake Port Area Fish-
eating creek in the
Okeechobee City Area -
The Kissimmee River and Taylor
creek
Many of these rivers were
destroyed when the Everglades
around Lake Okeechobee was
'drained.
The Mayaimis towns that once
flourished in very close proxim-
ity to our communities are now
gone; only the scattered mounds


around the lake remind us of their
past existence.
How many Mayaimis towns
were there and how populated
were they?
Fontanedo said there were
many towns on the lake with
town populations ranging from
30 to 40 people and that several
were much larger.
Fontanedo also gives us a
glimpse of their culture.
He said, "The men go naked,
and the women in a shawl made
of a kind of palm-leaf, split and
woven. They are subjects of Car-
los, and pay him tribute of all the
things I have before mentioned,
food and roots, the sins of deer,
and other articles."
King Carlos was chief over the
Calusa Indian nation at that time.
He used the power that the Calusa
Indian nation wielded over other
neighboring Indian nations to de-
mand tribute, which was a tax.
I wonder what the millage
rates were on lake front property
back in the day.
One thing is for sure, "Death
and Taxes," some things never
change.
Since I was a boy, I have heard
stories about how tall the Mayai-
mis Indians were.
Lawrence E. Wills makes ref-
erence to the Mayaimis Indian
bones found on the south shore
of Lake Okeechobee.
He said the bones were very
large when compared to the set-


tiers who found them.
An engineer working in the
area was 6'3" and found a femur
bone that was several inches lon-
ger than his.
A skeleton at another location
was sent to Gainesville and re-
viewed by anthropologists.
They reported the skeleton
was a Calusa or Mayaimis female
Indian that once stood six feet.
There will be more Tall Tales
about the Mayaimis Indian towns
and the food they ate 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@embarqmail.com,
or by phone at 863-983-2870.


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County
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Development, Inc.; and Hans Wil-
son & Associates, Inc. The county
manager will begin negotiations
for services.
Two ordinances for impact fees
were discussed and approved dur-
ing a public hearing. The first one
adopted new impact fees based


on Dr. Nicholas's research for
road construction, schools, EMS
and parks. They go into effect in
90 days. However, the second or-
dinance passed will suspend col-
lection on new fees which will not
extend past December 1, 2009.
Agencies in Tallahassee must first
approve the adoption.
The board approved the pur-
chase of an advertisement in the
Chalo Nitka Festival program


booklet for $200. The festival
committee and economic devel-
opment will print 2000 copies
which should be ready by the end
of January. Booklets will be dis-
tributed at the economic develop-
ment office, at various businesses
and at other areas around Lake
Okeechobee.
Gordon Bryant, American Le-
gion Post 299 commander, pro-
posed that a wall of honor be


created at the cemetery in Ortona
which would list names of veter-
ans who were buried there. Mr.
Bryant also announced that the
legion will host a fund raiser BBQ
dinner on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. in-
side the Doyle Conner Building.
Jo Randolph, Lakeport Com-
munity Association president, in-
vited the board and residents to
attend the Sour Orange Festival
which has a new date of January


Briefs cont.


precinct representatives. Please
try to attend to help make the
best choices.
Other agenda items include
planning our participation at
Christmas on the Caloosahatchee
and 2009 area festivals.
.This meeting is open to the
public.


Permitees will be allowed to
takewild hogs with no size or bag
limit. The use of dogs for captur-
ing or taking hogs is prohibited.
Firearms will be limited to a shot-
gun with #1 Buckshot or larger.
For additional information you
may contact the Fisheating Creek
WMA office at 863-946-1194.


FWC announces hog Native Plant Society


hunt dates
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission an-
nounces a notice of intent to is-
sue permits for the purpose of
controlling the feral hog popula-
tion and protecting the ecological
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. Twen-
ty-five permits will be issued for'
each hog control period. Permits
will be issued on. a first-come,,
first-serve basis to individuals 16
years of age or older. Permits will
only be distributed at the Fisheat-
ing Creek WMA check-station at
the FEC Campground located on
U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
Saturday, Dec. 6. beginning at 10
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County's presence.
Funding for the county's plans
may become available. The DEP
is looking forward to engage the
habitat project, and %wishes to


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

Go Green
'Help The Glades County Dem-
ocrat GO GREEN and raise money
for your community group at the
same time!
Now readers can read The
Glades County Democrat online
with every page exactly as it ap-
pears in print with an electronic
e-subscription. These subscrip-
tions are available by themselves
(for those looking to go. totally
"green" and read online only) or


have county government present
at meetings with all agencies. She
apologized for miscommunica-
tion that happened earlier in the
year with the DEP's initial con-
tact.
David Whidden, resident,
urged the board to carefully con-
sider the facts that will be present-
ed, to identify the parties that will


also bundled with a print sub-
scription to the newspaper.
The Glades County Democrat
will donate $10 of every e-sub-
scription or print subscription
sold by recognized local commu-
nity and civic groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc@
strato.net or call Janet at 863-634
1188.

Narcotics
Anonymous meets
Narcotics Anonymous meets
Monday at 7 pm. for open dis-
cussion meeting at Buck Head
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more
information, please call 863-634-
4780.

Updated VFW Post
#9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call 863-
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications
for new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-


be involved; and to find if there
are any plans for commercial use.
Board Chairman, Paul Beck, was
assigned to meet with the agen-
cies about Curry Island and pro-
mote the interests of the county.
Canon Eley, resident, urged the
board to examine.all.the facts.
According to Lake Okeecho-
bee Habitat Alliance's web site,


iliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for an $11 donation. Danc-
ing immediately follows the din-
ner.
Membership meetings are
held on the second Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The House Committee meeting is
on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Com-
mander Robert Hare at 863-467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

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The Glades County Democrat
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photos and opinions online at
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which is still under construction,
it strives to preserve Florida's
wildlife and natural resources
through education, and proper
land and water management. For
more information go to http://,
lake-o-habitat.org
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahod.com


10.
Ellen Beers, Hendry Glades
Crisis Center representative, de-
livered letters to commissioners
which emphasized the need to
provide a safe haven for victims
of domestic violence. Formation
of leadership and support is un-
derway, and the board should be


addressed early next year.
County commissioners ap-
proved a lease agreement with
Glades Correctional Development
Corporation in order to rent the
renovated jail for $500,000 a year.
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At a recent Port LaBelle Ranch-
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tion meeting, Mr. Roger Saunders.
a long time resident of the com-
munity, was given a Community
Appreciation Award, in recogni-
tion of his outstanding service
and dedication to the residents of
the area.
Mr. Saunders was presented


this award on behalf of the com-
munity by Don Munch, president
of the Port LaBelle Ranchettes
Owners Association.
Mr. Saunders is the Citizen
Captain of the Glades County
Port LaBelle Citizens on Patrol
program, and he is assisted by
Mr. Ken Fuller, the Citizen Co-
Captian. There are over 20 active


volunteers in the program, and
several more new members are
pending. Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
'and the Clades County Sheriff's
Department have been very sup-
portive of this program.
For those interested residents
resding in the Port LaBelle, Indian
Hills, and Horseshoe Arces areas
of Glades County, please contact


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POSTING STATUS
Host/Hostess Food and Beverage ................Part-Time
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 Native 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
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inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be 'responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads-.
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. n all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of gua'ran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the .
Attorney Generals Consumer
Fraud Line at. 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 forpre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Aw1y 140
Grage/Yard Sale 145
Personal 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



Pregnant? Considering adop-
tion? A successful educated
woman seeks to adopt, and
needs your help! Will be a
loving full-time mom. Finan-
cial security. Expenses paid.
Call Lisa. (800) 900-2980,
pin 00. FL Bar# 0150789.



AUCTIONSI Saturday Decem-
ber 6th 10:00 A.M. 211
Acres Highway 142, Selm-
er, Tennessee. 1:00 RM. 85
Acres Harris Road, Crump,
Tennessee. FREE BRO-
CHURE: (877)914-7653.
Garner Auctions, Inc. Ken
Garner TN FIRM 4293.
www.garnerauction-
sinc.com.


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


BLUE HEELER PUP has his
shots, needs: room !to run,
ready to train, to good home
only (863)763-8826 Susan
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
FREE -TWO WOMAN'S BIKES
- OLD, : BUT GOOD
(863)357-4196 OKEE .
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
Some (863)763-3196



BELLE GLADE December 6,
2008, 8:00 AM, 604 N.E.
'2nd Street, Belle Glade, Ap-
pliances, clothing, holiday
items, toys, etc.



SALE
BELLE GLADE SAT. 12/6,
7am ?
582 SE 6th Drive
LABELLE FRI.12/5 &
SAT. 12/6, 8am-?
Formerly Your
Consignment.Store
42 Howe Ave. (Next to
Hungary Howie's) 50% off
Sale Furniture, clothes &
knick knacks:
Everything Must Go!
OFFICE MOVING SALE
Furniture, Supplies, Etc.
3127 Bacom Point Rd.,
Pahokee, FL
(561)924-5541
Weekdays'
9am-12Noon & 1-3pm


Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123


Run your ad STATEWIDE! Run
your classified ad in over
10.0 Florida newspapers
reaching over 4 MILLION
readers for $475. Call this
newspaper or
(866)742-1373 for more de-
tails or visit: www.florda-
classifieds.com.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Employment


Employment'.
Fun-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
employment
Wanted 220
Job Infornation 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




Nursing
Healthcare is about people.
And that's no different here.
But what is different about
Armor Correctional Health
Services is the environment
in which you'll extend quality
care. It will .be safer and infi-
nitely more rewarding, with
experiences that can change
your life forever.
Glades County
Sheriff's Office
LPNs
Full-Time, Nights
Per Diem, All Shifts
We offer a safe and secure
workplace, health/dental/life
insurance, paid vacations,
personal days, and holidays,
and much more!
Healthcare is about people
like you doing work like this.
For immediate
consideration, please
fax resume to Carol
Bobay at: 863-946-6308
or e-mail:recruiting@
armorcorrectional.com
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"F UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION

Centrifugal Operator/Mechanic (TEMPORARY)

Primary Function:

Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and associat-
ed equipment under the direction of the Shift Manager
making A, B, or C sugar to specification.

Responsibilities:

*Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and asso-
ciated equipment under the direction of the Shift Manag-
ermaking A, B, or C sugar to specification.
*Perform breakdown and routine maintenance on ma-
chines and associated equipment as required.
*Perform routine tasks of inspection, calibration, sam-
pling and maintenance.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms.
Employee owned with great benefits including outstand-
ing medical,.401K, and retirement income and employ-
ee slock ownership. .. '. ;" *-

Send resume or brief paragraph of experience to

Fax: 863-902-2886
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugar.com


CITY OF BELLE GLADE
Open until Filled

DEPUTY CITY CLERK
$30,001 yr
AA; Notary Public Elig;
4 yrs exp.; 60 cwpm.

ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
$12.09 hr
Req 1-yr college 50 cwpm,
excel comp.

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

GULFSTREAM GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INC.
is seeking a FT General Clerk I ($10.96/hr to work
at our Okeechobee/Clewiston location. Exp. with
Microsoft Office preferred; Exc. oral & written
skills required. Download application packet @
www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org & fax completed
packet/resume to HR Dept @ (561)848-1475.
Only completed jackets will be accepted.
EOE/M/F/D/V


ASSISTANT MANAGER -
Gatorama's Gift Shop. Excel-
lent communication & com-
puter skills req'd. Hours will
incl. weekends. Call for an
appt. (863)675-0623


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 Corporation
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/DV


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* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per issue


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Seeking Full-Time RN


100% Paid Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement Plan

Up to 26 Paid Days Off Annually


PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS "
Palm Beach Community College currently has need Ifor nsirucrors in he tfollwing areas for tile Spring
Term 2009:

Belle Glade


* Anatomy and Physiology
* Art Appreciation
* Biology
* Chemistry
* Cosmetology
* Diesel Heavy Bus and Tlruck
* Earth Science
* Economics


* English
* Health Scicnce
* History
* lMusic Appreciation
* Nutrition
* Psychiolog
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* Welding


For specific requirements or to apply, please sSubmil ,il .recLtronic Application
for Adjunct Faculty Eniploynments. detailed resuilne and copy of transcripts
;ti www.pbcc.edu. Office of IHunian Resources, I'aln IBeach ComInnsIiiy
College. 4200 Congress Avenue, I ike Wortli. :1F 33461. A.OI! VAAIVPiAl A\
PBCC accepts applications for adjunct positions on a continuing basis. If you
are interested in future employment, please view ,ur joblinc, which is updated
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UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION

TAX ACCOUNTANT

Responsibilities:'

*Prepare federal and state income returns and FAS109
calculations.
SReview and prepare related worksheets/calculations,
research, issues, analyze general ledger accounts, work
closely with accounting personnel to gather and analyze
tax information requests.
Perform tax planning on domestic tax issues.
Assist With'federal and state audits and various
special projects.

Preferences include:
*BS in Accounting
- CPA preferred
*1-2 years of accounting or tax

ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION

United States; Sugar Corporation is one of America's.
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We
a(e employee owned with great benefits including out-
stnding medical, 401K, retirement income and employ-
ee stock ownership. The Company is headquartered on
the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee be-
twveen Fort Myers and West Palm.

Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugar.com

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


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affiliated w/USPS who hires.
Call (866)713-4492.
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say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


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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,
Sou 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
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Services



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




DELIVER-OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Herdry Counry
Sc,:hjol Boadrd Bus
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ja 863-6,74.111c
Time to clean out tie
arlic ba.emenl and.or
garage? Adverlise
youth yara sale in ihe
classified 'and make
your cleanup a breeze'



MARINE MAINTENANCE
DOCK SIDE -
Pa'jining (omr purmd,
Wa'ing. Fileriglds Rep jir
oil Chariges Zini ,
lImprjllrs. Larit Mec:njnirl.,
ElelIrlical More '
Serving Okeechobee,
LaBelle, Moorehaven &
Clewiston area's.
Cjll Mike 863-675-;663
mill8'@yjhoo i:omI


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




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
Need a few more bucks
, to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce .820
Farm Services e '..
Offered - 825
Farm Supplies '
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer '835
Horses 840.
Landscaping.
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden .850
Livestock i- ;'855
Poultry/Supplie s60
Seeds/Plants/:.
Flowers 86'
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's qtems 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linense 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
Shop here first!
The classified ads


ATTN: DECORATORS/DE-
SIGNERS-EUROPIEN WAX
PINE AND PAINTED PEICES-
AMOIRES, Kitchen cub-
bords, .Benches, dressers
and more (863)467-4650
EARADESANT CARNIVAL
GLASS LOT. Too many piec-
es to list $250. OO0
(863)430-6987


DOUBLE' STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
FREEZER 16cu ft upright
$75. (863)517-1663
IMPERIAL HEAVY Duty Freez-
erupright) $1 00/neg.
.(86 3 ) 6 7 5-7897
(863)517-0301
MINI FRIDGE Kenmore, 4.6
cu. ft. Like new. $80 or best
offer. (863)261-4862
REFRIGERATOR side by
side, almond, $50
(863)697-9883
STAINLESS STEEL STOVE
TOP like new $100
(239)292-7509
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, $80 for both. or will
sell separate (863)983-7211


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GLASS MARBLE WROUGHT
SEAL A MEAL Rival,. with IRON TABLE with 2 chairs,
Sbags, like new, a great bar- $100 (863)763-5163
gain $35 (863)467-8140
gain $35 (863)467-8140 KITCHEN ISLAND Butcher
SHOWTIME ROTESSERIE Block Top, Solid Legs, 2
NEW, all accessories, $200 small drawers & 2 lower
new will .sacrifice for $145 -shelves. $60 (863)675-2145
(863)467-8140
834-84 MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
Queen size, Pillow Top. Im-
maculate condition. $350
Firm. (863)634-4697
BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30 'QUEEN BOX spring & frame -
(863)946-3822 near new box spring & frame
u pick up $40/or best of-
ofer. (863)674-0564
M an 3 SEALEY FUTON- asking $150.
BOOKS ( a (863)484-0377 Okeechobee
BOOKS (50) Romance
hooks. $8. or will trade. TABLES 2 End & 1 Coffee,
(863)763-1059 Glass Top w/fillery wrought
S iron work. Very decorative.
Buldn $40 Will sep: (863)675-2145
M TABLES matching set, 2 end,
1 coffee & 1 sofa, glass, ex-
CHAIN LINK Fencing At least cellent cond. $100/neg.
40 to 50 feet of it. $35. (772)971-9047
(863)675-8937 TWIN BED'- Headboard,
ImFrame, Box spring & Mat-
tress. Complete wall linens,
'$140 (863)467-9048
GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white TWIN MATRESS Magnetic,
metal, like new, $110. Call Kenn F r arthritis. L
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee new. Paid $400, Asking
WHITE CRIB with Girl's Pottery $100 (772)971-9474 .
Barn Bedding Pink/white WATERBED ueen size w/in-
floral bedding.Good condi- dividual water tubes. Very
tion..$250. (863)610-1750 dividual water tubes. Very
tion.250. (863)610-1750 good condition. Asking $125
C ti (863)610-6195
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
COWBOY BOOTS Tony La- in the classified
ma, size 71 men's or 91/2
women's, $60/neg. CallG C
'863-612-5757 .n
GIRLS PAGEANT DRESSES -
white, sz. 10 slim & fuschia, GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
sz. 10 slim w/shoes, $325 Many brands. Ping etc.
will sell sep. (863)675-4049 Many good. $600 for all, will
sep, (863)946-3123
LADIES PANTS & SHIRTS sep (863)946-3123
size 3X, with tickets, name GOLF CLUBS Complete
brands, $30 or will- sell sep- matched set, .metal woods,
arate (239)292-7509 irons, putter, bag, balls, $95
(863)946-3!23
TEEN TOPS girls, small, 863)946-3
some new, must see, All for 91
$25 (863)763-0625
f Itk -AMMO MAGAZINES (4 clips)
for Glock 30 45ACR Leath-
er holster included. $50
DALE EARNHARDT bags of (863)674-0613
charcoal, 2 with #3 on
them, $25. Call DOUBLE BARREL 12 ga.,
239-851-5675 $225. Call (502)931-8101
PORCELAIN DOLL Shirley HOWA MODEL 1500 270,
Temple, $125. w/scope/sling, ammo, seri-
- (863)675-4049 ous inquiries only, $700 neg.
C e (863)946-3731/227-6209
SPORTERIZED MAUSER Bolt
action 7MM good condition
$200. (772)461-8822
BLACK DELL Pentium 4 XRP $ (772
like new, complete sys. ,
$199. (863)517-2782
DELL DESKTOP P4-dvd
burner, XP Pro, New '19 AB LOUNGE $20.
LCD, $299. (239)247-4839 (863)230-0735
(863)674-0212
(863)674-0212 BOWFLEX SPORT Used 4
DELL XP Xmas Special times, $350. Call
4000+ games and school 863-612-0340
progs. Tony $75.
63)517-2782 $75 Life Styler Cardio Fit- Total
body motion & low impact
LAPTOP Fast 2.4 ghz XP.Pro, exerciser, $45. Call
Office, wireless, $299. 863-763-4057
( 23 9.) 2 4 7 4 8 3 9
863)674-0212 ORBITREK ELIPTICAL- Asking
$300 OBO and a Red Ab ex-
PRINTER Lexmark, prnts cersizer $15.
and does photos, works on (863)697-1247
98 & XP computer, w/disk
$35(863)763-1997 SCHWINN EXCERSIZE BIKE-
Upright No.126
purchased new Feb 08, Sell for
$200 (904)364-7561
BED Twin w/Fame, Mattress STAUFFER TABLE Motor
& Box Spring. Like new. $75 Driving Exercise Tible w/ ac-
or best offer. (863)261-4862 cessories. $50
BRAND NEW SOFA AND (772)971-9474
LOVESEAT SUEDE VERY WESLO CARDIO Bike style
COMFORTABLE $1500/or work out equipment
best offer. (863)801-3368 $75/neg. (863)697-0136
CORNER COMPUTER
desk/shelf light wood/metal
color. excellent condition.
$60. (863)532-9634
PORTABLE HEATER electric,
DINETTE TABLE light oak, good' condition,$10
w/4 bamboo chairs, $80. (863)763-1997
(863)357-5705
DINING ROOM set 3 chairs
round table 2 china cabinets
$150/firm. (561)790-3681
Dining Room table- light oak HOT TUB 4 Person Hot Tub,
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs, new motor and pump, oc-
padded seats, like NEW tagonal $995.
$300 (863)801-9379 OKEE (863)612-0200
FURNITURE COUCH AND SET OF lamps 4 lamps, ex-
LOVE SEATLIKE NEW W/S cellent condition $50/neg.
SEPERATELY $250/or best (772)971-2414
offer. (863)261-5363 SUNBEAM WATER COOLER -
FURNITURE DOUBLE RE- bottom is refrigerator, 3
CLINIG LOVE SEAT,LIKE temps, holds 3 or 5 gal jug,
NEW $150/or best offer. $100 (863)675-9331
(863)261-5363 TURBO VACCUM food saver,
Futon Mattress- blue plaid, with 2 cases of bags, brand
clean, good condition new, $150. Call
$35 neg. (863)763-7609 863-851-5675


PICNIC TABLE foldable with
bench, seats 4, $25
(863)357-0758


Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron. Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa.org or Call
(813)872-0722.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career:. FAA ap-
proved, program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business,. *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal us-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance.. Computer available.
Financial Aid if-qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer. (863)946-0184
BRAND NEW SPRINT- Treo
755P Smartphone, all acces-
sories incl $200 OBO call for
more info (863)801-1379
SCHRISTMAS'tREE 9 FT, Pre-
ii clejr ighIs, err.llrin con-
dition, $100. (863)634-8124
Okeechobee
CITRUS- By the LB or Bucket-
Navel Oranges .30/$7.50
Hamlin.25/$6.Sunburst
S.40/$10.(863)763-4713
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
FULL SIZE MESSAGE TABLE -
Like New $100
(863)357-6190
KINETIC WATER SYSTEM -
Two years old New $3500
Will sell for $1500 OBO
(863)763-7792 .
LARGE STAGHORN FERN
$250. (863)763-4713
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
#FL08. -
ONE CANE BACK CHAIR- One
ladder back chair $15. each,
Oil painting $35.
(863)467-4674
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
SILVER FOX GO CART- Fun
Machine, Robin=6.5 air
cooled 4 cyl, engine. ATV
style suspension w/coil over-
shocks, duel seat w/re-
tractable safety belt, duel
wheel torque cony drive disc
brakes, brush bars much
more $1400 (863)763-6888
STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft
gooseneck stock trailer great
condition $3000/firm.
(863)357-6642
WINE RACK holds 27 bottles -
41 3/4 high, 2 ft wide 1 ft
deep, light color wood.
-.$100/neg. (863)447-0689



CASIO CF6-25 KEYBOARD -
61 keys, 210 soundtone
bank, like new, w/stand
$125 (863)675-9331
CASIO FULL-SIZE Keyboard -
Pd $379, Programmable,
100 songs, dnld more,
$150. (863)697-6382
FENDER GUITAR AMP 100
watts, 2- 12" speakers, like
new, $250 (863)763-8667
PA SPEAKERS 1 Pair, JBL,
15" & horn, $375 for pair
(863)763-8667
YAMAHA INTERMEDIATE
Tenor Sax B flat Orig. pd.
$2,800. Just serviced/tuned.
$1400. (863)697-2186


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FEMALE BORDER COL-
LIE,HEALER MIX, House
broke,kid & pet friendly,unal-
tered $100 (863)381-9353
FISH TANK 55 gal. rocks,
ships and 2 filters $200/or
best offer. (863)801-4274
PURE BREAD BOXER PUP-
PIES- 2-White Males, 2-
Fawn 1F, 1-M. Health-Cert,
$350. (863)634-1109
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.


KODAK 5 MP Digital Camera -
With photo printer. Excellent
condition. $100.
(863)532-9634



WATER SYSTEM $400.
(863)612-6575


BACKUP POWER Keep the
power up for Satellite, TV &
DVR. $99. (863)675-3741


BASS FISHING Soft Plastics -
Large quantity, name brands.
.$300. (863)634-1 479
SCHWINN SOLOFLEX
Weighl Lifting Machine.
Great Cond $250/firm.
(863)697-1191



CAR AUDIO Equipment 215"
Kicker CVR speakers in box
with a 2000 watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $1000 OBO
(863)634-2790


TELEVISION 60" Phillips- like
new-grey in color $500.
(863)467-7011
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
5250 watts, 7350 surge, Pd
$750, used 22 hrs, $425.
(863)697-8362
CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
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
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
2 39)357-5 111
863)234-1230
GENERATOR Portable, Troy-
Bilt. B&S. 3550 watts. 5250
surge. Used 1hr. Pd $495,
Now. $300 (863)675-6973
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


NITRO R/C Truck Runs great
everything included RTR
$175/neg. (863)697-0136


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS
TREE 7.5 Ft., Mountain
Pine w/stand. $75
(863)610-1750
CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE -
Complete. Too many items
to list! $150 Call
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.
CHRISTMAS TREES (2) Arti-
ficial. 6% Ft. Never opened.
Pre-lite. $40 or will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm


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 RM., 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 contact the District's of-
fice at 561-996-2940 Ext. 10
fof bidding instructions.


APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
15.2 hands, incls western tk
& 14' gooseneck stock trlr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353
WESTERN SADDLE 15" Ra-
lide "flex" tree, tooled, suede
seat. $100/firm.
(772)263-1178
WESTERN TREELESS Saddle -
Child's 12"reg=11"treeless,
suede seat, great condition.
$100/firm. (772)263-1178.



(2) ZTR Comrerical Mowers -
Bunton 50 inch cut 1 good &
1 for parts 'call 4 info
$2500/neg. (863)697-2032
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
-LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
RIDING MOWER Commercial
Z-Turn; 50" cut,many new
parts, runs excellent, asking
$2500 neg (863)697-2032
SARLO BUSH Hog Mower 24"
6.5 HP Briggs Intek, Runs
great, new8 blade.: $85.
(863)532-0188
STIHL ARTICULATING Hedge
Trimmer Attachment only,
fits Kombi motors. $150.
(863)634-1479
YARD MACHINE NEEDS
TLC/GOOD FOR PARTS
$100/or best offer.
(863)467-2207
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22" 6.5 HP OHV
Briggs&Stratton. Runs great,
$45. (863)532-0188


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



BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741
VARIGATED PINK Lemon
Trees 3 ft tall $48.
(863)675-3741


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ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
HOURS:
TRAVIS DYESS ANGELCA GONZALEZ
(863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)228-0023


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 ground pool. Call for Details
3/2 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 Consruction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,5,00
*Brand-New 3/2 Mobile Home, never
been occupied. 20x15 detached shed
and fence yard. Only $99,900.,
*"Short Sale 3BD2BA on Oseola Ave.
.With PboL Asking $159,900
*3 Brand New 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
STown Homes, Call ir More Details
*Just Listedl- 3BD/1BA on Trinidad Ave.
*Asking:$65,000 ,
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/Large
SunRoom addition in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. $98K
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"0
Access. Reduced to $109K.
*W mdtfu2BM2BAWv2-BayBat H sein
Lakeport CompletelyRemodeled, $249K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
.2/1 CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet







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or uignway 2t rrontage; isemng 1$u~
*3BD/2BA CBS Home on Shell Lane,
LaBelle. Only $44,900
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
S.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
* 2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
* Corner lot in Lake Placid, Osly $99,900
5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
Vacant lot in Harlem asking $14,900
MONTUIWFLAHO6LE
*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
S1.25 Acres Lot. Reduced $9,900
COMMERCIAIINVESTMENT
*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. br .
Sale or Lease 36,000 sq. t. building with
Loading docks. 5600 sq. ft. metal
building with truck bays


RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced
$190K
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres
County $174,900
2/1 near all amenities $109,9
4/2 Harlem $120,000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Go
income $174,900
3/2/2 with pool and guestho
$295,000
3/2 corner lot fenced yard v
shed $239,000
3/1 'Pasadena with sh
$159,000
3/2 with pool on Ridge -1.3 a
lot $318,000
3/2 pool Ridgeview $280,000
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,0(
3/2 Home with pool and ape
meant Davidson Rd $195,00(
3/2.5/1 Townhome Lakesh
Villas $149,900
4/2.5 Monfura Ranches Ho


on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
and. much, much more! @ Montura fully fenced and
to 249,000 remodeled only $89,900
3/1 W Ventura fenced yard with
PB shed $99,000. RENTALS
4/2 Osceola with a/g pool $154.9K Call for Available Rentals
?00 2/1 WCirde Great first home $129K
VACANT LAND
sod MOBILE HOMES Montura 1.25 acre lots available
3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
use $79,000 '27;5.acres Pioneer $295,000
3/2 DWMH with o/g pool 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
vith Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Moore Haven 5 res. lots $75,000
3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Hoaen 2 res: lots $39,900
hed secluded corner lot $134,900
3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
cre horse-barn fully fenced Montura COMMERCIAL
: REDUCED to $84,900 CabinetShop'4800 sq.ft.&Apt.$200K
3/2 DWMH on lakeAllenRd $120K 200' US 27 frontage and
00 Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd $280K 1 00'x120' lot behind $475,000
art- Package Deal 4 M-Homes and Offices (4) on Deanne Duff $355,000
03 2 vacant lots Rental Available Store/Warehouse on Ventura $385K
ore Call for Details Warehouse (rented) + 85 storage
3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuilding units (some a/c) E El Paso Call for
ime Magnolia Lane.$79,900 details.


Rentals
S PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
S T RENT Cir. .4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-391-0816 Eu-
-.--. gene or 954-326-1490
Ala'rtmieits ., 90' O
B "q3iiis P e 91b- How do you find a job
C om erCil 'i in today's competitive
Pronp 915. market In the
Condo/ . employment section.
Towhnhousea Rent920 of the classilleds
Farm Property -
-} Reuit ,. 925, '
HoRea staRent e93b h
Land'. Rent 935 Real tate,
Resort Prbprty. ..
RIet ', '945-
Roommiate- 950 I II
Rbiomr to Rent :958 .-_-,-,, SS-, 1-. !-!.-'
Stora si c UIns. -
S '. 960 S-le 1005
Commercial ,
P, r6p. .1! _q 0!0t
Townh'ueses -t 0015
CLEWISTON 1BR Erliciency. Frm s S .Sl 1020
Furnished. All utildies paid. House Sei e -'1025
No pets. $700 mo. + sec Hliuting Prope ift lo0
dep.1863)983-3151 Iivestment
MOORE HAVEN P I *S
1174 Green St.2 S I. oa, 4011.B-a
Clean. w/malor appi.s Lpeo-. 1e .-' ,1'050
$395/mo. (305)377-96f3 P.i .ie. 05
.MOORE HAVEN Duple< 3- Pro.rey.'Sli 1Q.Q5
yrs. old. 3BR, 2BA. $775 IOeI yItJh pe I itpo1 66
mo. For more details call ReiEit ite.;WBliedt165
1863) 610-0159 e t
Sale- 1070
OKEECHOBEE. 2Dr. 1Da. Near Wa1iehb Spai e 1075
Io*n $825 mro incids wa- Waterr t Proierty4080,
ler. Annual Lease. Call Kelly "-'. '- -
863-697-1339


FOR SALE BY OWNER (Pos-
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO ible lease w/option to buy)
Avail. Immediately Fully 3 bdrms, 2 baths, oak hard-
furnished. New carpet. Pool wood floors. Florida room
Tennis &Boat lock. 1BA1BR (terazzo) 2690 sq; ft.'On
$650 + electric. Annual corner lot (.43 ac), W.
lease. 215-359-7779 Aveniida del Rio & Guava.,Ex-
.tras: 2 full sized adjoining
Rooms (once used as office
'Houses e j0Ii & waiting room). Possible
office/den or mother-in-law
3BR/2BA Foreclosurel suite. 'Nice yard.w/native
$11,0001 Only $199/Mol 5% trees & landscaping.
down 15 years @ 8% apr. $223,900. Call
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list- 828-293-2542 for info pack-
Ingp (800)366-9783 Ext. et Can email pictures.
5798: Shown ohly by appointment.
Please no brokers or real es-
CLEWISTON 3/1, -429 E tate agents.
Trinidad, $600/mo + $600
sec. Call Tricia Ln le 14
(863) 805-2872 Iu-
CLEWISTON 402 E. Ventura,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600.sec.; BUY LAND TODAY
no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872 5 Acres La Deca?
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW 2 1/2 Acres Pioneer?
3BR, 2BA BBQ House. $900 21/2 Acres Montura?
mo. $650 dep:No ets **Port LaBelle.- Lake Front?
Avail. 12/1st 863-677-0977' **Port LaBelle, Wooded?
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car Ideal fot RV/Mobile Home
gar, furnished, single family : *2nd Home/Retirement
across from- Labelle HS. Also:1 1/4 acres In Montura
$900/mo. Lease option avail. w/Super .Clean Late Modle
Call 954-775-5875 Double Wide. $92,400.
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS Call wnr
Furnished or Unfurnished Cal O er
3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard, (863)673-5071
1 acre,'$725/mo.
2BR, 2BA MH; $575/mo. -ORANGE GROVES-
*2BRI 1BA house on 2 lots, 40 acres on Sears Rd. in,
fruit trees, new ceram. tile, LaBelle. Divided into 3'strips
$725/mo. of 13.3 acres each, $9,000
Weekly rentals with utilities an acre. Available entirely
furnished. $210/wk & up. r in 13.3 acre arelsy
(863)509-0096 $119700$360,000.
Never Rent Agalnl Buy, 4Br Contact Alex 908)906-5689
2Ba $154001 Only orYamilet(386)-590-3398
$199/Mol 3 Br $11,0001 5% alexcarreno68@hotmall.com
down 15years 8%. HUD
Homes Availablel for listings lots .i ,i 5
(800)366-9783 ext 5796.
NORTH SIDE 2BR, 1BA, LOT in Moore Haven will
Fenced yard. $850 mo. + trade for an RV of equal val-
sec. dep. Call for details. ue of approx. $8,000 -
(863)983-3151 $10,000. (239)825-1143.


CLEWISTON CO
House/Turn Key. From ,
2/3BA, acre & 1/4 avail
as down payment. Fina






MID TENN' MTNS By Ownpr, 5
acres,' perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods. Small
stream in back of property. A
must see! $26,900. Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
.bordering U.S.FS.. paved dr.,
well, septic, singlewide With
shop rear Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
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zon.net.
South Carolina low country
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Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
.turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
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Oac-730ac- all on the Little
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Ready to hunt. Priced' below
marketll Call Now
(803)826-6033 (Brokers
Protected).
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1 acre to 2acre homesites,
wood,, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
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available! Retirement guide.
rates this area #2 in U.S.
places to' retire: Low cost of
living, no Impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
86655i05263, Ask About'
Mini action!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2.
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


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CLEWISTON -.By Owner. 3br,
2ba. Home & Land. Located
1860 RIdgdll Rd. Reduced
to $109K (843)766-9434
Large Homes of Merit DW
with luxury bath, fireplace
and many extras. Sold below
factory invoice. Financing
avail. Call (863) 675-8888


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$79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
lable or use your land
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Dealer Repo's- 3 & 4 BR
homes available near or be-
low factory invoice prices.
These homes are new & fi-
nancing is available with low
down payment
(863) 675-4325
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.
MOBILE HOME 24x40, You
Movel $1,000 or best offer.
(239)464-8633 LaBelle
New 4br/2ba doublewide only
$49,900. Lowest price In SW
Florida. We also have easy
financing available
(863) 675-8888
PALM HARBOR- 4/2
Model Home Loaded 1! Over
2,000sq ft Set-up on your lot
for $499permo. (wac).
Plant City FactorySuperstore
1-800-622-2832
REFURBISHED & FULLY FUR-
NISHED 70' SW, 2BR/2BA,
GARDEN RM. SO. SEA MOTIF,
A/C, W/D, DW, MICROWAVE,
SM. APPI'S, SCREENED
PORCH, CARPORT, SHED,
FRUIT TREES, TRUE BAR-
GAIN AT $24,500.
863-599-0833/
863-983-1114
Zone II, 2,400 sq ft, 1999 mo-
bile. Excellent for Glades
County. Mint condition,
4br/2ba financing avail
$49,900 incl setup and a/c
(863) 673-4325


Recreation



noats "' .: 3005
Campeis/RVs :. 3010'
Jet Skils -: 3015
,Marine AFcesaories 3029
'Mprim Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles' ..' '3303
Sport Vehjcleaf/ATVi 3035



AIR BOAT -13.5' Big 0, Fiber-
glass, 220 continental grand
pwr motor. Composite Prop.
$4500 (863)946-0635
BASSBOAT 16' Select -
w/traller 90hpMerc TrollMo-
tor Depthfinder Needs some
work $500. (863)634-6601


BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr. needs a KAWASAKI' BAYOU 2001 -
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $500 Green, 2WD, runs good
or best offer. (863)634-2930 $1000. (863)801-3459
BIG 0 AIRBOAT 2004-13' Big (863)824-6181
0 With polymer. Dark POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
green/silver stripe. 220 Con- Starter in excellent working
tinental. Front seat driver condition $50.
double backseat. Q series (863)259-7472
sensenich carbon fiber prop. STORM 250 .R- Looks. and
Uwi" lIril-r'bRaduy to bedual STORM2 5 0,*R- LLooks and
Wa, inalCr. Ready to be dual 'runs good, comes with sec-
magged. Call for more info. ond o for parts $650.00
S$5 ng (83-6 9 ond one for parts $650. OBO
:$7500/neg. (863)697-6293 Y863430-6987
(863)763-0380 (863)430-6987
LOWE PONTOON 24FT 1989 SUZUKIE VINSON 500 2006,
Marc Tiit Trailer, 5OHP Black. 500mls. Warn wench..
MARINER, Needs work. Lists for $4,585, Asking
$2500. (863)697-2133 $3,900(772)204-2821
NICE FIBERGLASS-, live Ta ri le
aboard boat, no engine,
$1500(239)823-2587 14' TRAVEL TRAILER -
Pontoon Boat- 20', trl, motor, WORKER/HUNTING/FISHING
power inverter, lights, live COMPLETE WITH FRIDGE,
well, $3500 neg. or Trade SINK, STOVE, BED, TABLE &
(863) 610-0521 BENCHES. NEW FLOOR,
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '- TIRES, 8' AWNING, NO
Mere OB, 33hp engine, ask- LEAKS, NOT FANCY BUT
ing $800 .or best. offer EVERYTHING WORKS!
(863) 801-1666 o $1800. (517)937-7615
(863)801-1666 3010

SAutomobiles
CAMPER- 12' pull-along, fully
contained. $2,150 Call rI _
863-697-8731 I
HOLIDAY RAMBLER One
bedroom/bath travel trailer. Automobiles 4005
Has gas/electric. in good AutosWanted. 4010
working condition, call for Classic Cars 4015
details. $1700 Commercial Trucks 4020
.(863)447-6304 Construction
SANDPIPER 2002, 30 ft 5th Equipment 4025
Wheel, 2 slide outs,great FourWheel Drie 4035
shae ready to go $5000 Heavy Duty Trucks 040
(86)447-5456Parts -. Repairs 4045
f Pickup Tru..kPs .. ;, .4050
Sport Utility 4055
TractorTrallera 4060'
FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER 14', Utility Trailers 4065
dual axle, new tires, wood 'Vans .4070
floors, mount, $700
(86.3)763-3707

30 BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
MERCURY O/B MOTOR 4 hp. alternator, exc. cond., $1150
engine w/kill switch. Recent- or best offer. (863)677-1742
lyservicedEx. cond. $395 CHEVROLET GEO METRO
(863)467-9800 1990 runs good, excellent
gas mileage, 4-cyl $600.:
'(863)467-2683
CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
BOAT TRAILER For 14ft-16ft cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
Boat, .No Rust, New Paint loaded, runs great $3500
$150/or best offer. OBO (863) 697-9938
(863)634-0447 DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
-- ------ RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
Itor REAL CLEAN CAR $2000.
(863)673-4851
HONDA GOLDWING, 1984 FORD MUSTANG Select -
Aspencade, $2,000. Call must sell if you were previ-
863-467-9250 ously interested please call
KAWASAKI VULCAN LTD again great on gas auto-
2002, 500 cc's. $1800 matic $2500/neg.
(863)357-1739 (8 63) 7 6 3- 3 8 0
(863)697-9521
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to 16)995
pMll behind a motorcycle. Ford Crown Victoria-1998 8
Homemade, diamond plated, Cylinder, Very good condi-
$1,500. (863)517-1508 tion, Beige. $4000
(863)763-3660
S KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
I 3 84k, automatic, good condi-
tion $1500 OBO
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80, (863)447-5061/Pt. St. Lucie
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar- LaBelle Hunting Jeep runs or
age kept. Great for beginner. for parts. $600. For more in-
$600. (863)634-4151 formation call
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80, 239-229-2974.
.Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar- OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
age kept In time for Christ- RA 1994 Runs good, cold
mas. $600. (863)634-4151 a/c, $850. Call
GO CART runs good. $500 513-266-7134
(863)675-4132 PONTIAC 6000LE 1988 4DR
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 RECENT BRAKES,MUF-
Blown engine, Great for parts FLER,ANC COMPRESSOR
$200. (863)634:8007 ALVA $666. (239)728-6273


OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU- TIRES, 22 inch low profile.
PREME 1991 Tinted win- 2 tires for $140
dows, auto. A/c, alloy whls. .(863) 612-6435
new tires runs great'
$1200/or' best offer. Tu cs
(863)675-5090,
Police Impounds! 95 Honda CHEVROLET 1994- 2500 V8
Civic $700! 94 Acura Integra auto extcab Ibed towpack
$700! 93 Honda Accord 'topper exc cond $3500.
$650! for listings, call 1(863)697-2032
(800)366-9813 Ext 9275.
DODGE 0100 151J rnmiup
PONTIAC GRAND AM '92 6cyl, 4 spd, mdny rine parts
very low miles, good-condi- body & tires fair, runs good.
tion, $2000 (863)261-4781 $850. (863)763-3669
SATURN 1995 -4 CYLINDER, DODGE RAM PICKUP '98.-
-RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
GREAT ON GAS $1700.' good, $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-4851 (239)657-2711 .
TOYOTA CELICA 1995 5 FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
spd., All electric. A/C. $900 drive. $1600 (863)675-4149
(863)610-2256 ,
(63)610-26 FORD STEPSIDE 1996 1
C s ic Owner, NC. New Tires.
$2400 (863)467-8318
CHEVY NOVA, '69 runs TOOL BOX fiberglass, A-1
great, $4500 or best offer, condition, asking $100
863-634-4933 (863)675-1690
WILLYS WAGON MAVERICK ._ m,
'62 w/rebuilt 4 cyl engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587.
CHEVY BLAZER '96 4X4, V61
F2 dr, looks good. $2500 Sell
-or.Trade (863)467-4650
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
CHEVROLET K2500 1999 Leather interior, Burgundy &
great mud truck V8 36.5 Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
tires holley carb $2250/or $3750. (863)634-0512
best offer. (863)801-1683RONCO 992V6,
FORD BRONCO 11 1992 V6,
JEEP LARADO- 4 Wheel AC, black W/grey interior.
Drive,1998 Excellent cond. Runs Great $1500/or best
high.miles, 4 dr, boat hitch. offer. (863)801-3174
$2500 Firm (863)467-6469
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
Ffffl llf nsf All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior. Runs good.
$4000 (863)763-8027
EZ GO Used, Good condition, $4000 3-
charger, $900 or best offer. l TrliI
(863)697-1350
ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
'Truckstion, $4500 (863)517-2944
C60 CHEVROLET knuckle ENCLOSED TRAILER 2006
boom and dump body, runs Haulmark, single axle, upper
good, new brakes. $2,000. vent-& inside lights, $2500.
(863)763-1370. (863)634-2303
SHAULMARK 2006 Enclosed
Trailer $2000/or best of-
fer. (863)357-6140
2003 FORD sport track hard (863)610-1089
bed cover- $100/neg.
(863)675-7897 TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (44)
CAR DOLLY Reworked new (863)946-3822
tires/rims. New fenders. New
lights. New straps. Painted. UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$650 (863)697-9704 $600 or best offer.
ENGINES 85-86 Chev 305 & (863)612-6575
350. $500 for both or will
sell separate (863)805-2877
FORD TRUCK Bed Red short-
bed, for 2000 Ford pickup,
$450. 561-758-4337 or
863-763-4149
FORKLIFT 1952 Clark forklift,
runs but needs hydraulics
$1500. (863)675-3741
JEEP WRANGLER '98 run- READING A
ning gear, 4cyl, 5 spd, no
body, $1000 or best offer NEWSPAPER...
(772)216-2493 ,
makes you a more informed
REESE TRAILER hitch Reese and interesting person. No
trailer hitch came off of wonder newspaper readers
Toyota Tundra. Good condi- wonder newspapers
tion. $75. (863)763-2692 are more successfully
RIMS 15 inch 5 lug fits Jeep
Wrangler $80.
(863)517-1663.
Tire and wheels, 22 inch, ECONOLINE 250 1987 Lad-
chrome, 100 spokes, 5 lug der Racks. Good work van.
universal. Asking $500 $1200 or trade pickup of =
(863) 612-6435 amount. (863)467-2609
TIRES 36 Swampers on 15" FORD E350 Econoline 14' box
rim, only used in mud, like truck (2000) $3500 obo
new, $700. 239-462-1564. (863)673-1226 or 675-8946


Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



l0.HE'CIRCUITiOURfTFOR"
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 Marorie 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, LLM.,
of Trueblood Law Group, PA., Peti-
tioner's attorney, whose address is
PO. Box 1270, Moore.Haven, lorida
33471, on or before December 12,
2008, and file the original with the
clerk of this court at Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, PO. 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 fdr 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.: 2008123-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAYRA V. FLORES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Mayra V. Forces, 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, Forida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 25 E. Hickpooche Ave.,.
PO. Box 1760, Labelle, Florida
33975-1760. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
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 FILE 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 Representatve:
Oscar Rores
1044 Bayberry Loop
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney or Personal Representative:
Theodore J. Leopold, Esq.
Horda Bar No, 705608
RICCI LEOPOLD
2925 PGA Blvd. Suite 200
Post Office Box 31849
Palm Beach Gardens, l 33420-1849
-Telephone: (561)684-6500
301486 CGS 11/261214/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 12/19/2008, 10:00 am at 74
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all bids.
1995 Oldsmobile
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302372 CN 12/4/08
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


Homes:
l)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.
S4)5 Bedroom/3 Bath 2 story honie 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)lnvcstors! 2 bedroom/I 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
U ii .. .l'u SALE PENFDING ,k uki" 1'.
(') lr.n ,Is ,' .I 2 I.h... .d III in .h.-li J l..
SEstates. Reduced to $109.9K
D)Tower Lakes 3/2 on Lake. Workshop and Shed.
Reduced to $9(0K for quick Sale ,
E)2 Mobile Home Lots in Hooker's Point $20K Each
Moore Haven
1)2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath. Perfect for first tine home
buyer, or investor. $70K
2)3 Bedroom/2 Bath CBS Home'on Foxmoor.St.
$167.5K
3)3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile HIome. Corner Lot,
Fenced $60K
4)2 Bedroom/I Bath Home. Completely remodeled.
First time buyer or investor. $55K
5)2 Bedroon/l Bath I loe w/guest house over-
looking the Caloosahatchee River. call for details.
**Rentals available from $600 per month
and up. Call for details**
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
.CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-858CA
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERT BEARSE, et al,
Defendart(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURESALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated November 13, 2008 and entered
in Case No. 2007-858CA'ofthe Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is the
Plaintiff and ROBERT BEARS; TRICIA
BEARSE; are the Defendants, I will-sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE'
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI-
DA at 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of
December, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment
LOT 25, BLOCK 2280, OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9031 PENNY CIRCLE
LA BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in the,
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Ls Pendens must file a claim
within sixty 60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 18,2008.
Barbara S. Butler
SClerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/D. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
**SeeAmericans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should 'contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office Is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center,
Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
SiTDD), or 1-800-955-8770 iv), via Flori-
da Relay Service, not later than seven (7)
days pnor to this proceeding.
301567 CN 12/4,11/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY,
S FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 08-943-CA
FRST BANKflIa FIRST BANK OF
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i lil'[ija O.,i'i 1 s ,r,.:LIi 'l, ,

vs
ELINA E.RORIGUEZaW/a'ELENA .
RODRIGUEZ, UNKNOWN TENANTSS;
JOSE A.OLIVERA, AND JOSE ADORNO,
Defendants

NOIICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO 'dffrtiArN i JOE A0OtNO, and
ALI. jiH-iiH. WHOM IT MWI CON-

Yclr iARE retrifiEEi rrji ar. ji'i 0to
T..rll.);P ,,Ir. ,r ill.p fd-)l (,, ellf i6
Hi'lrfy Couirty Oin'llj
The East one-half (1/2) of the East one-
half (1/2),of the North one-half (1/2)
of the Norheast one-fourth (1/4) of he
Northeast onefourth (1/4) of the
Southeast one-fourth (1/4) of Section
27: iu,,n r :14 ,uiri h .-,ir i'
E ,fr Hi-.,ly luu,,ryr Hroj .Ijr.,':0:I i
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 .

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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, t it on JODIE R.
SNOW, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is: McGahee & Perz,
PL, 417 W. Sugarand 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 againstyou for
the relief demanded in the Complaint
of Petition.
DATEDthis the 20th day of Nov., 2008
THE HONORABLE BARBARA S.BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court.
301788 CGS 11/27/08
: NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 12, 2008
at 9:00 am. at 1233 NW. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Rokela Russell:
Stove, 2 matresses, bike, couch, air
conditioner, TV, and misc. items.
Property of Brandy Love:
Mattress, crib, refrigerator, microwave
and misc. items'
302757 SUN 12/4,11/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
LICENSING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry
County Construction Licensing Board
will hold a meeting Thursday, Decem-
ber 11, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commis-
sion Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee
Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting
is open to the public. The meeting
site is accessible by the disabled.
Please Note: The time of all CLB "
meetings is now 6:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meet-
ing, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose,.he/she may need to ensure that
a.verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal isto be based.
Hendry County Construction Licensing
Board; Richard Yoraschek, Chair
302806 CB/CN 12/4/08


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


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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/13/09
SUBJECT AREA: 339 Homeless Students
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
homeless students.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.01(12), and 1003.21
.S.; The McKlnney Vento Homeless Assistance Act U.S.C. 11431-11436; Title
I, Part A of' the Elementary-and Secondary Education Act, 20 U.S.C.
6311-6315; and The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 U.S.C.
1400 et. seq.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1003.01(12), and
1003.21 FS.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendentof Schools.
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for homeless stu-
dents.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed.policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on January 13, 2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or as soon thereafter for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
o the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board,,upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent bf Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may bejudicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation In order to participate in this process, please
notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-464 2 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: II the School.Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), FS.
302551 CN12/4,11,18 CB 12/18/08


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 1/13/09
SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposedrule establishes the policy for
bullying and harassment of students.
risTAi)i Of LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006,09(6), and

CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147,-784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(0),
and 1006.07(2) ES.
FULL TEX A copy of the full text of'the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for homeless stu-
dents.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions:
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
'iiU,,m fj ii'ri AIvrn,',I rii ;ton, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
i; tr ini0, ,Tjy De nr,0ri1 Un JaJ',,r';13, 2009.
Notice! Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory, costs, or as soon thereafter for a
Slower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
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Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials consttuting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of. Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-464 2 or at the Hendry County
'Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
shop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of School pursuant to


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2008-CP-175
IN RE: ESTATE OF
'JAMES R PRICE, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Adminlstraflon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of JAMES P PRICE, deceased, File Number 2008 -CP-175 by the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent's
date of death was February 9, 2008; that the total value of the estate Is
$18,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such orderare:
NAME ADDRESS
Alan Lindner 685 S.E. 25 Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Jeffrey Price 2325 N.W. Fork Road
Stuart, FL 34994
Jay Price 36 Island Park
NewYork, NY 11558
Jerrold Price 31283 Kehdale Road
Lewes, DE 19958
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE, TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE O DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is October 30th, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Janice Richardson, Esq. for the firm '
Harvin, Harvin & Pinnock, LLP
900 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 210-B Stuart, Florida 34994
772-286-3630 Telephone
772-286-6166 Facsimile
Florida Bar No. 0036403
Personal Representative:
Jerrold Price
31283 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 19958
302883 ON 12/4,11/08
i I
S REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000226
ACCESS BRIDGE BANK REPAIRS G-36, S-133 AND S-135,
OKEECHOBEE 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 Access Bridge Bank Repairs 0-36, S-133 and S-135 project, Okee-
chobee County, Florida on Tuesday, January 6, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at
which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. project is for the re-
pair of eroded banks under access bridges leading to specified pump stations and
lock structures. The banks are to be repaired utilizing aluminum sheet pile, rein-
forced concrete, back fill, sodding and rock riprap.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at
1:00 p.m. at the Okeechobee Field Station (B11 Conference Room), 1000 N.E. 40th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL. For directions call (863) 462-5280. A site visit will im-
mediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in-the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents'may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by 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-
tlon on the status of this sollctlatlon can be obtained at our web site
www.sfwmd.gov.
302369 ON 12/3 CGS 12/4/08

REQUEST FOR BIDS IRFB) 6000000227
,ACCESS BRIDGE BANK REPAIRS -


S-127, S-129 AND 0-131, GLADES 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, Forida
33406, for the Access Bridge Bank Repairs S-127, S-129 and S-131 project,
Glades County, Florida on Tuesday, January 6, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. local time, at
which timely submitted bids wil be opened and publicly read. Project is for the re-
pair of eroded banks under access bridges leading to specified pump stations and
ock structures. The banks are to be repaired utilizing aluminum sheet pile, rein-
forced concrete, back till, sodding and rock riprap.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, December 11,2008 at
9:00 a.m. at the Okeechobee Field Station (B11 Conference Room), 1000 N.E. 40th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL, For'directions call (863) 462-5280. A sie visit will Im-
mediately follow.
All bids must cohform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a C for $5.00
at the above address, by calling (561) 682-2715, or by calling the 24-hour ID
HOTLINE 800.472.52B0. The public is Invited to attend the bid opening. Informa-
tion on the status of this sollcitallon can be obtained at our web site -
www.stwmd.gov.
302336 CGS 12/4 ON 12/5/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #2008-CA-000422
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company; as Trustee for the Certificateholders of
Soundview Home Loan Trust 2006-OPT5, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series
2006-OPT5,
Plaintiff,
vs
John S. Bailey a/k/a John Bailey and H.F Hull a/k/a Helen Huff; Option One Mort-
gage Corporation
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: H.F. Huff ak/a Helen Huff; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: 875 Cemetery Road, Labelle, FL 33935
Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of said Defendants, if
either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their re-
spective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named
Defendantss; and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be intants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a
mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry
County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER LY-
ING NORTH AND EAST OF JACK'S BRANCH AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE
EAST 731,24 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43,SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER EXCEPT THE NORTH 20
FEET THEREOF AND THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER, SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND.EGRESS AS FOLLOWS:
THE NORTH 20 FEET OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET OF THE EAST 731.24 FEET OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR IRRIGATION PIPELINE, PUMP SITE AND
ELECTRIC SERVICE AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES
,50 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER-
NORTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 519.80 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGIN-
NING; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 246.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 17.0 FEET TO THE CENTER OF JACK'S
RANCH; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST UP
E CENTER OF JACK'S BRANCH, A DISTANCE OF49.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 31 MINTUES 50 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 37.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
206.50 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 10.0 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH AN
EASEMENT FOR THE IRRIGATION PIPE-LINE AND ELECTRICAL SERVICE OVER
AND ACROSS THE WEST 10 FEET OF THE EAST OF THE EAST 529.80 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 20- FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43,SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST.


The birth of Christ


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Each year we hear of
someone questioning the vir-
gin birth of Jesus. Just what
does the scripture say about
it? Walter Thorton was deal-
ing with this in a recent issue
of "The Restoration Herald."
Here are a few things he had
to say:
"According to Luke 1:26-
38, Gabriel, set from God, an-
nounced to the virgin Mary,
espoused to Joseph, that
she was chosen of God to
give birth to the Son of God.
In verse 35 is the statement,
'He shall be called the Son of
God.'
According to Luke 1:39-
56, Elizabeth, mother of John
the forerunner, knew Mary
was pregnant with the Son of
God. Elizabeth did not live in
Nazareth. Luke 1:41 tells us
Elizabeth was filled with the
Holy Spirit. She would not
have started a rumor about
Mary. Luke 1:56 tells us Mary
stayed with Elizabeth about
three months.
According to Matthew
1:18-25, when Mary came
back to Nazareth it became
known to Joseph that Mary
was with child. Joseph did
not want to make Mary a
public example.
In Matthew 1:20-23, the
angel of The Lord revealed to
Joseph-that Mary-was still a
virgin, and the child she was
carrying is the Son of God,


the fulfillment of prophecy.
The angel told Joseph, 'Don't
be afraid to take Mary as your
wife.' Joseph moved up the
wedding date and took Mary
into his home as his wife.
Matthew 1:25 tells us Joseph
did not have sex with Mary
until after Jesus was born.
The people of Nazareth did
not know that. So, when it
became known that Mary
was pregnant, there was no
scandal. The obvious conclu-
sion would have been Joseph
and Mary are going to have a
baby.
God's Word tells the good,
the bad, and the ugly. There
was not a hint of scandal con-
nected with Mary being with
child.
Jesus was born in Bethle-
hem. Luke 21:1-19. Mary was
great with child when they
left Nazareth, but the people
of Nazareth would not know
when she was due to deliver,
unless she told them. Ac-
cording to Matthew 2:1-23,
Joseph, Mary and Jesus'may
have lived in Bethlehem close
to two years. Then they went
to Egypt to live. So it was a
few years before they came
back to Nazareth. There was
no hint of scandal.
When they came back
from Egypt, Luke 2:41-52 tells
us, Jesus grew up, and grew
to manhood in Nazareth.
Luke 2:52 tells us, 'Jesus in-
creased in wisdom and stat-
ure, and ii' favor with God an
man.' There was no hint of
scandal as Jesus.grew up.


During Jesus public minis-
try He went to the synagogue
in Nazareth, read from Isaiah,
and told them, 'Today is this
scripture fulfilled in your ears'
(Luke 4:16-32). In verse 22,
'they said, is not this Joseph's
son?' In Matthew's account
of this, Matthew has them
saying, 'Is not this the carpen-
ter's son? His mother is Mary,'
and then Matthew names Je-
sus' brothers and sisters. In
Mark's account of this event,
Mark has them saying, 'is not
this the carpenter, the son of
Mary. In John 6:44, 'is not this
Jesus, the son of'Joseph? We
know his father and mother..'
Logically speaking, if the
people of Nazareth knew
or suspected that Jesus was
not Joseph's son, they would
have surely thrown that at Je-
sus there in the synagogue.
But instead they said, 'We
know you, you are Joseph
and Mary's son, you're the
carpenter's son, you are a
carpenter. We know your
brothers and sisters.' Again,
there was no hint of scandal.
I am convinced that the
Holy Spirit was at work in this
process. Also that Joseph was
directed to take Mary into his
home as his wife so there
would not be a scandal.
There is no hint of a scan-
dal connected with the birth
of Jesus Christ, the Son of
God. God's Word gives us
the good, the bad, and the
ugly. And there is nothing
ugly about the birth of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God."


Testing our Christmas IQ


NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATING SESSION WITH
HENRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT & PARAMEDICS' LOCAL 4520
Take notice that Hendry County Board of County Commissioner Representatives
and the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union Representatives will
conduct negotiations regarding the contract for the Hendry County Professional EMT
& Paramedics'.Local 4520 at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16,.2008, at the Hend-
ry County Courthouse Square, Conference Room, 165 S. Lee Street, Florida.
The session is open to the.public, but no public comment will be taken.
If a person decidesto appeal any decision made by the Board with respectto any
matter considered bt such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she.may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
302801 CB/CN 12/4/08






SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
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71 Muse Village LLC and Lykes Brothers Inc (Muse Village Lakes) 3200 Bailey
Lane, Ste 120, Naples, FL 34105, has submitted Application 081017-12 for a Wa-
ter Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from
the Water Table Aquifer and the project Is located in Sections 20,21,28,29, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 29 East.
Lykes Brothers Inc (Cemex Construction Materials Florida LLC Palmdale Sand Mine)
106 SW County Road 72, Okeechobee, FL 34974, has submitted Application
081031-5 for modification of Water Use Permit 22-00245-W for an industrial use.
ii1,, wi,.:, .ll r,; ,loa.ri- .n from the Floridan Aquifer and on onsite lake and the
,|lua ,I u I,,UL ,i i.uoi,; 7,11-13,18, Township 41 South, Range 30 East..
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for.a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environmen-








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By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church
The countdown to Christ-
mas has begun! We've heard
the stories, we've sung the
carols, but how much of the
scriptural Christmas story do
we really know? Every year
I like to share with those
around me a fun test to help
remind us of how much we
.really know, and how much,
of our knowledge is legend!
Here is a sample of this year's
Christmas IQ test!
(1) As (fner as ChristriasI
has' been .celebrated,- itAhas
beer on Dec. 25th. (T or F)
(2) Joseph was from: A.
Bethlehem B. Jerusalem C..
Nazareth D. Egypt E. Chicago
F. None of the above
(3) How did Joseph and
Mary travel to Bethlehem? A.
Joseph walked; Mary rode a
donkey B. Mary walked, Jo-
seph rode a donkey C. They
both walked. D. They both'
rode. E. Our church van. F.
They flew. G. Who Knows?
(4) What did the innkeep-
er tell Mary and Joseph? A.
"Come back after the Christ-
mas rush and I should have
some vacancies." B. "I have
a stable you can use." C.
"There is no room at the inn."
D. Both B and C. E. None of
the above.


(5) Jesus was delivered
in a: A. Stable. B. Manger. C.
Cave. D. Barn. E. Unknown
(6) A Manger is a: A. Sta-
ble for domestic'animals. B.
Wooden hay storage bin. C.
-Feeding Trough. D. Barn
(7) Which animals does
the Bible say were present at
Jesus' birth? A. Cows, sheep,
goats. B. Cows, donkeys,
sheep. C. Lowing cattle. D.,
Misc. barnyard animals. E. Li-
ons, tigers; and bears. F. None
of the above.
(8) Who saw the "Star in
the,East"?,.A. Shepherds. B.
Mary.and -Joseph. -.. -Three.
.Kirigs. D. Both A and C. E:.
None of the above.
(9) How many angels
spoke to the shepherds? A.
One. B. Three. C. Seven. D.
A Multitude. E. None of the
above
(10) What sign did the an-
gels tell the shepherd to look
for? A., "This way to baby Je-
sus" B. A star over Bethlehem..
C. A baby that doesn't cry. D.
A house with a Christmas
tree. E. A baby in a stable. F.
None of the above
(11) What did the angels
sing? A. Joy to the World; the
Lord is come" B. "Alleluia" C.
"Unto us a child is born, unto
us a son is given." D. "Glory to
God in the Highest." E. "Jesus
is the rock that's gonna roll
my sin away." F. "All hail King


Jesus! All hail Immanuel!"
(12) How many wise men
came to see Jesus?
(13) The wise men found
Jesus in a: A. Manger. B.
Stable. C. House. D. Good
Mood.
(14) Where do we find the
Christmas story in order to
check on all of these ridicu-
lous questions? A) Matthew.
B) Mark: C) Luke. D) John. E)
All of the above. F) A and B.
G) A and C. H) A, B, and C. I)
Genesis. J) The 4 Gospels. K)
The Epistles. L) Television
.. ANSWERS TO BIBLE IQ:,+t
TEST: (1) False. Not until th6e&:
fourth century did it settle
on the 25th. (2) A. See Luke
2:3,4. (3) G. The Bible doesn't
say. (4) E. No word about the
innkeeper. See Luke 2:7. (5)
E. No word about it. See Luke
2:7. (6) C. (7) F. The Bible
doesn't specify. (8) E. The
wise men did. They were not
kings. See Matthew 2:2. (9) A.
See Luke 2:9. (10) F. a baby
wrapped in cloths and lying
in a manger. See Luke 2:12.
(11) D. See Luke 2:14. (12)
No one knows. See Matthew
2:1. Original tradition had
twelve. Later tradition had
three, one for each gift. (13)
C. Matthew 2:11. (14) G. Mark
begins with John the Baptist,
John,with "the Word".


Will there be a Christmas?


By The Reverend
Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph. d.
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston
As we get ready to hear
the Christmas story once
more, I thought about some
of the details and wondered if
the story really gets home to
us. It is about a couple who
must make a journey. Joseph
must return to his home town
because a foreign, occupy-
ing nation wants to make as
census. This must be an un-
wanted trip, and to add to the
difficulties, Mary is expecting
her first child.
The time is winter; not the
best time to travel but there is
no choice; the occupying na-
tion demands it. When they
arrive, there is really no place
for them. No room, no family
apparently to welcome them.
Finally, an innkeeper says
"Well, there is a stable out
back." They can go and stay
with the animals. There is no
bedding, no furniture, noth-
ing to welcome the newborn
into the world on a cold night.
A trough will have to serve as
a crib for Him. This is not a
pretty picture of welcoming
the Lord into the world but it
is a picture that we are given
by Luke (Chapter 2). In spite
of it all, the world will be
changed by His coming; peo-
ple will celebrate His coming
ever afterward, and it will be
a time of joy and hope.
For the past several weeks,


I've been hearing about the
"economy." For some, it's
supposed to be a "recession,"
or "near recession," and
some have have made com-
parisons to the 1930's when
things were really bleak. "It's
bad" they say. No money for
Christmas shopping, no mon-
ey for parties, no lavish gifts.
Television presentations
are on how to shop wisely or
how to save money in prepar-
ing holiday meals or what to
do that costs less. Charities
are being hurt because peo-
ple are giving less and there
are greater demands for their
services because there is ...
no money. Then I reflect on
the story of the first century
couple. They had it rough
too. They had 'it harder than
we can imagine. They took it
all in their stride and the first
"Christmas" was celebrated
with what was on hand. It
was about God's love and
family, and the hope and joy
He sent to His people. For
those who recognized and
shared in that event, there
was a message of love, re-
demption, salvation, forgive-
ness, hope. Gifts came later,
they came from strangers and
were unexpected, and the lo-
cal people didn't offer pres-
ents nor. were any expected.
Christmas was gathering
around, recognizing that the
Lord had come into the
world and adoring His pres-
ence; and that was more than
enough. The economy was
bad, the political situation


was unstable, the conditions
were unwholesome, and
none of the things we might
desire were present.
When those who wor-
shipped Him saw God at
work; that was enough and
more than they could have
imagined. That was "Christ-
mas." Now, predictions are
that we are going to have a
"poor" Christmas" and I won-
der "For whom?" For those
who see it only as a time to
buy and spend? Perhaps. For
those who want to submerge
themselves in material things
and forget the "reason for the
season? Probably. For those
who rely on big celebrations
to ignore the roots of this
"holy day?" I guess so. The real
Christmas can be a wonderful
time no matter what we have
to spend or what material
things are a part of it; or how
little they turn out to be. It's
not about the "economy" or
spending anyway. It's about
love, and family, and hope,
and realizing what the season
and the event have come to
mean to humanity. Christmas
is more than "stuff" and add-
ing to possessions. One man
spoke of the over importance
attached to possessions when
he said "We don't own them,
they own us." The message
of Christmas is that God has
come into the world to make
us free maybe fewer posses-
sions will mean more free-
dom to us all Maybe Christ-
mas will be... Christmas... just
a bit more.


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6 MYTHS ABOUT THE DETROIT 3
BY MARK PHELAN
FREE PRESS COLUMNIST
The debate over aid lo the Detroit-based automakers is awash with half-truths and misrepresentations that are endlessly
repeated by everyone from members of Congress to journalists. Here are six myths about the companies and their vehicles,
and the reality in each case.
Myth No. 1
Nobody buys their vehicles.
Reality
General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC sold 8.5 million vehicles in the United States last year and mil-
lions more around the world. GM outsold Toyota by about 1.2 million vehicles in the United States last year and holds a
U.S. lead over Toyota of about 560,000 so far this year. Globally, GM in 2007 remained the world's largest automaker,
selling 9,369,524 vehicles worldwide -- about 3,000 more than Toyota. Ford outsold Honda by about 850,000 and Nissan
by more than 1.3 million vehicles in the United States last year. Chrysler sold more vehicles here than Nissan and Hyundai
combined in 2007 and so far this year.
Myth No. 2
They build unreliable junk.
Reality
The creaky, leaky vehicles of the 1980s and '90s are long gone. Consumer Reports recently found that "Ford's reliability is
now on par with good Japanese automakers." The independent J.D. Power Initial Quality Study scored Buick, Cadillac,
Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Mercury, Pontiac and Lincoln brands' overall quality as high or higher than that of Acura, Audi,
BMW, Honda, Nissan, Scion, Volkswagen and Volvo. Power rated the Chevrolet Malibu the highest-quality midsize sedan.
Both the Malibu and Ford Fusion scored better than the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Myth No. 3
They build gas-guzzlers.
Reality
All of the Detroit Three build midsize sedans the Environmental Protection Agency rates at 29-33 miles per gallon on the
highway. The most fuel-efficient Chevrolet Malibu gets 33 m.p.g. on the highway, 2 m.p.g. better than the best Honda
Accord. The most fuel-efficient Ford Focus has the same highway fuel economy ratings as the most efficient Toyota Corolla.
The most fuel-efficient Chevrolet Cobalt has the same city fuel economy and better highway fuel economy than the most
efficient non-hybrid Honda Civic. A recent study by Edmunds.com found that the Chevrolet Aveo subcompact is the least
expensive car to buy and operate.
Myth No. 4
They already got a $25-billion bailout.
Reality
None of that money has been lent out and may not be for more than a year. In addition, it can, by law, be used only to
invest in future vehicles and technology, so it has no effect on the shortage of operating cash the companies face because
of the economic slowdown that's killing them now.
Myth No. 5
GM, Ford and Chrysler are idiots for investing in pickups and SUVs.
Reality
The domestic companies' lineup has been truck-heavy, but Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have all spent billions
of dollars on pickups and SUVs because trucks are a large and historically profitable part of the auto industry. The most
fuel-efficient full-size pickups from GM, Ford and Chrysler all have higher EPA fuel economy ratings than Toyota and
Nissan's full-size pickups.
Myth No. 6
They don't build hybrids.
Reality
The Detroit Three got into the hybrid business late, but Ford and GM each now offers more hybrid models than Honda or
Nissan, with several more due to hit the road in early 2009
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