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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: January 3, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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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 COUNTY





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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, January 3,2008 Volume 83, Number 28


Glades
at a Glance

OCA Pancake
Breakfast planned
The Ortona Community
Association will hold its first
pancake breakfast of the New
Year on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 7
until 9 a.m., at the Ortona Com-
munity Hall, 3000 Ortona Road
(Highway 78A). A special invita-
tion is issued to those planning
to take part in the Nature Walk
in the Ortona Cemetery that-be-
gins at 10 a.m. that day.
The all-you-can-eat break-
fast includes sausage, pancakes
juice and coffee for $4
For further information,
please contact Fran Way, (863)
675-7880 or by email: fran-
wayrn@aol.com

Ortona Library to
sponsor Nature Walk
The Ortona Community Li-
brary will sponsor a Literary
and Historical Nature Walk
from 10 a.m. to noon on Satur-
day, Jan. 5, at the Ortona Cem-
etery on State Road 78. This is
the first program of "Exploring
the Environmental History of
Florida," a project funded in
part by agrant from the Florida
Humanities Council. The walk,
discussions,' and presentations
are free and open to the pub-
lic.

Free VPK program
offered'
Enroll now in Glades County
Child Development Center's
free VPK program. The eight-
hour program is offered free of
charge and begins in January
of 2008, at 1240 Hendrix St.
Call.(863) 946-1200 for more
S information.
Democrats
to meet
The 2008 election is just
around the corner. All Glades
County registered Democrats
are encouraged to attend. The
Glades DEC meets every month
on second Tuesday at the library
at 5:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion contact Ellen Hawk Geake
at (863) 983-2962 or (863) 946-
1963.

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


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Index


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Glades County Democrat: Year in Review


We take a look back at 2007
in this in-depth year in review of
Glades County Democrat's top
stories.

January, 2007
Contraband seized
at correctional
facility
MOORE HAVEN -- Two inci-
dents of contraband smuggled
into the local prison were re-
ported by the Glades. County
Sheriff's Office in December.


On Dec. 8, Deputy Donald
Watts and Sgt. D. Hardin re-
sponded to the Moore Haven
Correctional Facility.
After arrival, they were in-
formed by Lt. Joseph Blackman
that he had conducted a search
on inmate Demetrius Maurice
Hollis, 20. A green leafy sub-
stance vas found on his per-
son. The substance was. con-
tained in nine separate paper
packages.
The green leafy substance
was field tested by Deputy Watts
as' positive for marijuana, and
it weighed approximately four
grams. Inmate Demetrius Hollis


was arrested and transported to
the Glades County Jail.
One day later, Deputy Rich-
ard Ermeri and Sgt. D. Hardin
responded to the Moore Haven
Correctional Facility. After ar-
rival, they were advised that Of-
ficer Jon Carner had conducted
a search of a locker assigned to
inmate David J. Santos, 37.
Officer Carner reported to
Deputy Ermeri and Sgt. Hardin
that he had retrieved a small
bag containing approximately
onie gram of-a green leafy sub-
stance which was found in the
locker assigned to Mr. Santos.


Children playing: Glades kids enjoy winter


NI iN/ena oilan
Jump for joy
Youngsters from Glades County Child Development Center jumped for joy when they
sang at Hope Connections.


These tricycles look lonely without children riding them. They will have to wait until
after nap time at the Glades County Child Development Center.


Glades County


earns safety award


Injury statistics
rate lowered
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY Over a
three-year period Glades Coun-'
ty lowered its injury frequency
rate for its workforce.
Public Risk Management
documented statistics for enti-
ties with 200-300 employees,
and presented an award to the
county titled "Most Improved
Workplace Safety Performance"


Juvenile inmates
break out of
rural facility
VENUS Three juvenile
inmates escaped from a ru-
ral lock-up facility in the early
morning hours of'Dec. 31 ac-
cording to a press release from
the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice.
An emergency 911 call was
made from Last Chance Ranch
facility in Venus which is locat-
ed off C.R. 731 in the northwest
corner of Glades County.


Deputy D. Crosswell arrived
at 122 Ranch Road and found
Winston Leroy Harvey, a guard,
covered in blood and lying in a
vehicle. He had multiple inju-
ries to his head and arm. The
injured guard gave a statement
to Deputy Crosswell:
According to the press re-
lease the guard said, "Three
inmates had beaten me with
baseball bats and then es-
caped." Winston was attended
by EMS, and taken to Lee Me-
morial Hospital by helicopter.

See Year Page 6


Simply Sassy


gift shop opens


Accessories,
gift baskets and
ladies clothing
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Kimberly
Browning and Pat Peeples
painted and decorated a shop
with that girlie toudh and
opened for business Nov. 15.
It is a new venture for
Ms. Browning. She has been
dreaming about this for about
five years, and with the bless-
ings of family and friends she
dove right in and stocked the
shop with trendy accessories,
clothing, fragrant lotions, can-r
dles, and jewelry.
Customers can find a spe-
cialty .snack listed in Oprah's


Favorite Things called Dale and
Thomas' Gourmet Popcorn,
and the popular Jelly Belly
brand jelly beans. Handmade
patchwork clothing is made by
Pat Peeples who was inspired
by Native American designs.
The patchwork style is found
on jackets,, diaper bags, hand
bags, shirts and quilts.
"We have a place for the
community to shop without
having to travel a distance. I am
glad for the community sup-
port," .said Ms. Browning.
Hand bags, wallets, belts
and jewelry have that colorful
bling look. The clothing racks
allow for some fine browsing,
and gift baskets for all occa-
sions are available. The $10
hand bag bin is well worth a
See Shop Page 16


Christmas


morning 2007


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the Glades County
Democrat
The first soft lighting of the
eastern sky was just beginning
to show through the big cy-
press head. Ground fog hugged
the hammock, the ground all
around the pond and the south
meadow.; A prevailing silence
was all about. It's always sur-
prising when there's no sound
at all, not even the first cheep-
cheep of that little bird that's
always the first to be heard but


seldom seen. I keep wondering
who "he" is.
I walked along the bank of
the pond hoping to hear at least
one creature from the water.
Nothing. Not even a little splash
from a little fish. Backing away
from the water, I headed in the
direction of the old barn road
but not before hearing a series
of 'soft, cluck-clucks coming
from the far side of the pond at
the edge of the cypress head.
The sounds were not loud but
See Christmas -Page 16


which was accepted by Mary
Ann Dotson, human resources
director.
Starting in year. 2003/2004
Glades County had a 13.7 per
cent rate of injuries (or 13.7 per
100). In 2004/2005 it dropped
to 11 percent (11 per 100); and
in 2005/2006 it was further re-
duced to 7.5 per cent (7.5 per
100). As a result the Glades
'County Board of County Com-
missioners reduced workman's
compensation claims by 32
percent. Gardener's friend
See Safety Page 16 This yellow garden spider is hanging out in Ortona.

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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 3, 2008


SFWMD looks at year in review


WEST PALM BEACH -- Faced
with one of the most severe
droughts in the region's history,
2007 brought both challenges
and opportunities to the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. In addition to managing a
severe water shortage through
a lingering'drought, the agency
achieved a number of significant
accomplishments in 2007, add-
ing up to a remarkable year.
"We faced extraordinary
challenges and goals in 2007,
and I'm proud of the extraordi-
nary efforts of the South Florida
Water Management District's
phenomenal staff," said District
Governing Board Chairman Eric
Buermann.
Charged with the multi-mis-
sion challenge of restoring
natural environments including
the Everglades, protecting com-
munities from extremes like
drought and flood, ensuring
water supply for future genera-
tions, and safeguarding water
quality for wildlife and people,
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District' did not let a
drought dampen its success in
2007.
"Weather extremes, de-
manded a coordinated regional
response to protect our water
resources a task the District
is uniquely qualified to man-
age," said South Florida Water
Management District Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle.
With a budget of $1.4 bil-
lion, 1,770 employees and a
'16-county jurisdiction stretch-
ing from Orlando to the Florida
Keys, the South Florida Water
Management District reports a
long list of accomplishments
for a banner year.
Drought/Water
Shortage Management
Established an emergency
response Incident Command
with more than 20 drought
management teams. Imple-
mented progressive actions as
the water shortage intensified,
tightening agricultural and ur-
ban water use restrictions while
promoting conservation.
Conducted extensive utility
and drainage district coordina-
tion.
Encouraged strong coop-
- eration with local government
ifni efffrcing residential water.
restrictions. More than 11,000
warnings and 12,000 citations
were issued.
Increased District enforce-
ment of permitted water users
with more than 700 violation
notices issued, resulting in more
than $400,000 in civil penalties.
Through a dedicated wafer
shortage hotline, fielded more
than 23,000 telephone calls and
also responded to more than
2,000 water shortage email in-
quiries.
Distributed more than 5
million copies of printed in-
formation, received more than
150,000 monthly web site visits
and reached more than 60,000
people through speaking en-
gagements, events and com-
munity meetings.
Everglades
-Restoration
Received The Bond Buy-
er's "Deal of the Year" award
as the nation's most innovative
municipal bond issuer for the
District's. $546.1-million issue
of certificates of participation
(COPs) to fund accelerated' Ev-
erglades restoration projects.
The District's COPs were the
first ever to be issued for a


natural resources project in the
United States.
Completed Acme Basin B
Discharge Project C-l canal im-
provements and pump station.
Part of the Acceler8 Everglades
restoration Water Preserve Area
project, the Acme Basin B Dis-
charge Project improves Ever-
glades water quality by diverting
urban stormwater run off into
the C-51 canal and then back
into a stormwater treatment
area before release into the Ar-
thur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge.
Completed to-date the res-
toration of 13,000 acres as part
of the Picayune Strand Resto-
ration project. ,This Acceler8
project involves the restoration
of natural water flow across 85
square miles in western Col-
lier County, drained in the early
1960s.
Continued construction on
the Everglades Agricultural Area
reservoir, a massive above-
ground storage facility south of
Lake Okeechobee designed to
capture and store regulatory re-
leases from Lake Okeechobee
and local runoff. The additional
storage Will help reduce the
number and volume of harmful
lake discharges to the coastal
estuaries. When complete, it
will have a storage capacity of
190,000 acre-feet, or 62 billion
gallons.
Completed designs for the
C-43 (Caloosahatchee) reser-
voir and C-44 (St. Lucie) res-
ervoir/stormwater treatment
area.
Acquired 7,331 acres of
land at an investment of $84.7
million; acquired 775 additional
acres through no-cost land ex-
changes.
Improving Everglades
Water Quality
Completed 6,000 acres
of stormwater treatment area
expansions. In total, 52,000
acres of land south of Lake
Okeechobee have now been
converted to stormwater treat-
ment areas, yielding 45,000
acres of effective treatment
marsh. In the constructed wet-
lands, aquatic plants take up
excess phosphorus found in
the stormwater runoff. This
natural ,process, cleanses )the
water before it flows into'"fihe
Everglades. t m ; a
Rehabilitated Stormwater
Treatment Area 1 West, located
in western Palm Beach County,
which had been damaged by
hurricane-driven winds. Re-
moved sediment buildup and
planted rice to help stabilize
soil for healthy vegetation re-
growth and better phosphorus
uptake performance.
Measured a continuing
drop in total phosphorus con-
centrations entering the Ev-
erglades in 2007. Stormwater
treatment areas reduced the
amount of phosphorus flowing
out of the treatment areas by 71
percent.
'Prevented to-date more
than 2,600 metric tons of phos-
phorus from entering the Ev-
erglades through the continu-
ing use of urban and farming
best management practices
and stormwater treatment ar-
eas. This equates to 143 20-ton
truckloads or 572,000 10-pound
bags of fertilizer.
Restoring the health
of Lake Okeechobee
Governor Charlie Crist
signed' into law the Northern.
Everglades and Estuaries Pro-


tection Program, officially rec-.
ognizing the interconnectivity of
the ecosystem and underscoring
the need to focus on the north-
ernmost components. Released
the draft Lake Okeechobee Wa-
tershed Construction Project
Phase II1 Technical Plan outlin-
ing the steps needed to reduce
pollution and provide additional
storage to improve the health of
the system north of the lake.
Scraped and removed
two million cubic yards of
muck from 3,000 acres of Lake
Okeechobee's drought-exposed
lake bed. This action removed
140 metric tons of phosphorus.
Burned 70,000 acres and
treated 10,000 acres of tor-
pedo grass to improve Lake
Okeechobee ecology; planted
more than 2,000. native pond
apple trees to re-establish Lake
Okeechobee habitat.
ltocumented substantial
improvements in water qual-
ity and water clarity in Lake
Okeechobee over the past two
years, aided by two relatively
inactive hurricane seasons and,
subsequently, low phosphorus
inflows to the 730-square-mile
lake. Just one year ago, less
than 3,000 acres of submerged
aquatic vegetation dotted the
lake bottom; SFWMD scientists
recently documented the recov-
ery of submerged aquatic veg-
etation across more than 30,000
acres.
Protecting Coastal
Watersheds.
Provided funding support
for more than 40 local habitat
restoration and water quality
improvement projects totaling
$45 million in investments, in-
cluding St. Lucie Estuary, Indian
River Lagoon and Loxahatchee
River initiatives.
Completed the Naples Bay
Surface Water Improvement
and Management Plan to im-
prove stormwater runoff qual-
ity.
Partnered with the local
water control district to com-
plete the Harns Marsh sediment
removal and vegetation plant-
ing project located at the head-
waters of the Orange River, a
tributary to the Caloosahatchee
River.
,Ji K..Qntinue- d i omassta,,ith
water( quality clean up and.
flood mitigation dredging in the
Miami River.
Restoring the
Kissimmee
River and Basin
Completed the draft sci-
entific and technical basis for
the Kissimmee Chain-of-Lakes
Long-Term Management plan.
Developed and calibrated
the operational model of the
Kissimmee watershed.
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers backfilled two addi-
tional miles of channelized Kis-
simmee canal, totaling 9.5 miles
backfilled to date. This phase of
the project reconnected four
additional miles of historic river
channel and allows for the re-.
inundation of an additional 500
acres of floodplain.
Meeting and balancing
water supply demands
Supported 52 .alternative
water supply;projects through
the District's Alternative Water
Supply grant program, creating
35 million gallons of new water
per day.
Provided $400,000 in
grants to support 17 local wa-


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ter conservation retrofit projects
through the District's Water Sav-
ings Incentive Program (Water
SIP). These projects will result
in water savings of 311 million
gallons per year.
Adopted the first-of-its-kind
Regional Water Availability Rule.
Utilities can no longer expect to
meet future demands by tapping
the Everglades or Loxahatchee
River and must pursue alterna-
tive sources.
Continued implementing
an aggressive water use permit
renewal schedule.
Issued a 20-year permit to
Miami-Dade County Water and
Sewer Department structured to
increase reliance on alternative
water supply sources to serve
the county's projected growth.
Completed and began uti-
lizing the South Florida Regional
Simulation Model, an important
tool designed to predict the ef-
fects of physical and operational
decisions on water management
activities.
Refurbishing the
Central and Southern
Florida Project
Conducted around-the-
clock monitoring, operation
and maintenance of 1,900+
miles of canals and levees, and
hundreds of water control struc-
tures across central and south-
ern Florida. Keeping this system
at peak operating levels is cru-
cial for meeting regional flood
protection needs.
Completed 41 capital proj-
ects, including structure repair
and refurbishing, canal .dredg-
ing, bank erosion repair and
hurricane hardening.
Commitment to open govern-
ment and public involvement
The District's Water Re-
sources Advisory* Commission
(WRAC) hosted the first-ever
"Water Summit" to explore
short-term water management
challenges. This public 'forum
had a particular focus on the
constraints and limits regarding
Lake Okeechobee operations
and water levels.
The WRAC also convened
a public "Water Conservation
Summit" and continuing stake-
holder input process to develop
a comprehensive and enduring
water consprya~o~rpo-grmV0 fo
the region.


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END OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Computer, Monitas, Keyboards, Terminals, Televisions,
Stereos, Printes, Fax Machines, VCR's, DVD Players, Video Cameras, Video Ganme Consoles,
Wireless Devices

SExamples of commonly used TOXIC
Household Materials
to.be brought to the Household Hazardous
CWaste Collection Centers

Oil-based paint or latex paintthinners, stains, varnishes, strippers, wood
preservatives, Solvents, Spot removers, Brake fluid, Anti-freeze,
Flammable liquids, Kerosene, Stale gasoline, Metal and Furniture polish,
Engine degreasers, Unknown chemical & Aerosols, Used oil limit 5 gal,
Hearing Aid, Button Batteries, Unbroken Fluorescent lamps,
Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Fertilizers,.Swimming pool chemi-
cals, Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated Medicines,
Household cleaning fluids- Bleach, Ammonia, Drain openers, Oven
cleaners, Flashlight batteries and Lead acid auto batteries,


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Thursday, January 3, 2008


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Meet the Vincents


CLEWISTON -- First Baptist
Church of Clewiston recently
called Joshua Vincent as their
associate pastor. He is married
to Cari and they have a 1-year-
old son, Benjamin, and another
due in March.
Joshua recently completed
his Master of Divinity degree
from the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Lou-
isville, Ky.
He grew up in Mississippi,
where he graduated from Mis-
sissippi Collegee and also has
experience in youth ministry
and served in several pastoral
internships.
One of those internships
was through one of the lead-
ing pastoral intern programs in
the country, Capitol Hill Baptist
Church, which has been instru-
mental in helping congrega-
tions grow healthy in a Biblical
manner.


That opportunity also gave
him occasions to hear, meet
with .and learn from some of
the leading evangelical pastors
in the United States.
More recently, Joshua has
served as a deacon of Third
Avenue Baptist Church in Lou-
isville, and also as a teacher of
the older men's Sunday School
class there.
His wife Cari has roots in
Jupiter, and is a graduate of
Palm Beach Atlantic University.
She has worked as a pediatric
occupational therapist and is
gifted in helping children with
disabilities.
Joshua says that he and Cari
are grateful for the hospital-
ity the community has shown
them thus far -- particularly
First Baptist Church -- and they
are looking forward to shar-
ing.many life experiences with
you.


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Church News in Brief


Singing duo
to perform
The singing Duo "GRACE HAR-
MONY" (Mike & Sue Felinsky)
will be in Concert at First Chris-
tian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
on Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. This couple
hails from Lake Placid. They
have held concerts throughout
America. They will have available
for purchase a number of their
CD's.
This first Sunday of the New
Year will also the "Roll Call" Sun-
day for First Christian. The names
of the active members of the
church will be read, Jackie Mill-
er, minister, hopes that all these
members will be present. In ad-
dition to the regular offering, a
love offering will be received for
"Grace Harmony" at the conclu-
sion oof the Service. Everyone is
cordially invited to attend this
special service.


meeting and Bible Study at 6:30
p.m. Calvary's Station is under
construction with anticipation of
starting soon. Calvary's Station is
a children's program with a rail
road theme. Anyone who would
like to donate items of rail road
theme, please call (863) 983-
5060. Come join us sometime
you are always welcome. Nurs-
ery is available.

Church open
thrift shop
The First United Methodist
Thrift Shop, located at the corner
of Sixth Street and Avenue -L ini
the "little white building" next to
the Fellowship Hall, is now open,
on Saturday mornings, to serve
the local community. There will
be lots of items to choose from
(house wares/clothing/shoes)- all
at bargain prices. All funds go to
support local church mission ef-
forts. The shop is sponsored by
the United Methodist Women's
Group of Moore Haven and the
members of the First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-
ven.


on ue corner
t i h omtnmu- Methodist Church
.m., food and Pians services
7 p.m., gospel
rd this month Service time for First United
enh Mehodisto.hu..h. of Moore Ha-.
We/ welc e Yenlis Sunday at 10 a.m.,0with'
ivill cdthe 6 A Thori, Seetand is locate'
at 300 Averinue L. in Moore 'Ha-
ven at the corner of Third Street.
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Church to host
annual fish fry
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. will be holding their
Annual Fish Fry to welcome back
the winter residents on Saturday,
Jan. 12, from 4 until-7 p.m. This
event is free and there will be four
serving sessions: 4-4:40; 4:45-
5:25; 5:30-6:10 and 6:15-7 p.m.
The menu includes Okeechobee
fish fillets, baked beans, cole
slaw, potatoes, hush puppies and
dessert and drink. For a free ticket
you may call (863) 983-1804 or
(863) 983-6704.

Calvary Baptist
new web site.
Calvary, Baptist now has a
web site. It is www.calvarybap-
tistclewiston.org. Along with
events going on at the church
you can join in their prayer guide.
You can keep up with Pastor Da-
vid's messages and comments.
See what exciting things God is
doing in this'small church that's
growing. Services are Sunday at
11 a.m. and Wednesday Supper
at 5:30 p.m. followed by prayer


The church telephone number
is (863) 946-1457 and email ad-
dress is oneuncmh@aol.com.

Non-denominational
ministry in Belle Glade
Bible Teachers International
and Mary Banks Ministries want
to extend a welcome to the com-
munity. They are a non-denomi-
national ministry committed to
the healing of the Body of Christ.
Their main purpose is to prepare
the "Sons of God" (the saints),
to herald in the soon coming of
our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
They are continuing steadfast in'
the Apostles doctrine. The min-
istry has been existence for over
20 years and has been able to see
the effects of the Word in the lives
of the people. They are an Inter-
national Ministry with over 20
ground locations and an online
ministry. The Belle Glade loca-
tion is in the Family Dollar Plaza
1516 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Belle Glade, FI 33430. They can
be reached at (561) 996-0023.
Service Times are: Sunday
Morning Service at 9 a.m.; Life-
Savers clinic: Sundays at noon;
Wednesday night service at 7:30


p.m.; Thursday Bible Study: 6:30
p.m. (not held at the church ---call
for location)c Friday night Service
at: 7:30 .pm.: daily prayers at 6
a.m. and noon, Monday through
Friday: For more information, vis-
it online church at http://www.
bibleteachers.com.

Community United


Methodist services
Community United Methodist
Church, 401 S.W. First St., Belle
Glade, would like to announce its
church services: Sunday-Sunday
School at 10 a.m., Worship at 11
a.m. with Minister Pat Beckum.
For more information call (561)
996-5568.

St. Martin's
service times
Saint Martin's' Episcopal
Church in Clewiston and Rev
Samuel S. Thomas would like to
invite everyone to join them for
Sunday services at 9 a.m. and on
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., Holi-
. days and other. services will be as
announced. The church is locat-
ed at 207 North W.C. Owen Av-
enue, Clewiston. For information
about office hours and programs,'
please call (863) 983-7960.


Church of Clewiston
Service times for First Chris-
tian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
Clewiston are Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.,
Youth Meeting, 6 p.m., Evening
Worship 7 p.m., Adult Choir
Practice 8 p.m., Fifth Sunday Din-
ners, 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Pot
Luck Dinner, 6 p.m., Prayer Meet-
ing/Bible Study 7 p.m. Office:
(863) 983-6704, Parsonage (863)
983-1804.

First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston
Services for First United Meth-
odist Church of Clewiston are:
Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 11
a.m., Sunday school and Adult
Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.,. Sun-
day Youth Fellowship: 5 p.m.,
Wednesday Fellowship Dinner:
6 p.m.
The church family of First
United Methodist Church of
Clewiston would love to have you
join us for weekly worship Sun-
days: 8:30 and 11 a.m. They also
have. Sunday school, for children
and youth of all ages as well as
Adult Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. And
for all of the Middle School and
Senior High, don't miss Youth
Fellowship Sundays: 5 p.m. Also,


everyone is invited to join us each
Wednesday night at 6 p.m. for
good food and great fellowship!
Wednesday Fellowship Dinners
are $5 per person or $12 per fam-
ily. First time visitors eat free!

First Christian opens
recycling program
First Christian Church, 210 N.
Francisco Street, has begun a re-
cycling program to benefit their
Building Fund. They are collect-
ing empty laser and inkjet car-
tridges and used cell phones from
the community and shipping the
waste products to a service pro-
vider in exchange for cash. In
addition to the needed funding
the church and its supporters are
helping to protect the environ-
ment by keeping toxic inks, toner,
etc, out of our landfills. If you
have items for recycling you may
call the parsonage (863) 983-1804
for pick up or you may bring the
items to the church during service
hours or to the parsonage at 730
E. Concordia Ave. at other times.
Jackie Miller is minister of First
Christian Church.

Church announces
service times


' iewiston .-Church of -Christ,
336 Central 'Ave., 'buld like&tl
announce" its church services:
Sunday Bible study at 10 a.m.,
worship at 11 a.m., evening wor-
ship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible
study at 7 p.m. Minister Gordon
Smith. For more information, call
(863) 902-8822.

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Mary K. Chancy
Mary Katherine Chancy,
known as Mary K. Chancy, age
62, of Clewiston, passed away
Dec. 25, 2007 in Tampa.
She was born May 4, 1945,
at Chattanooga, Tenn., to the
late Clifford and Lelia Eva "Prof--
fitt" Lance. She resided in Belle
Glade prior to moving in 1979,
to Clewiston. She worked as a
salesperson for Rawls Real Es-
tate and later for Johnson-Prewitt
Engineering, retiring in 2006. She
was an active member of Evan-
gel Assembly of God Church in
Clewiston.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Don Chancy; daughter,
Katherine (Kathy) Lallo, Clewis-
ton; sons, Tom and wife, Shelley
Chancy, Tampa, Chris and wife,
Erin Chancy, Shawnee, Kansas;
sisters, Pat Sloan, Madisonville,
Tenn., Betty Gunderson, Flat
Rock, Ala., and grandchildren,
Brittini and Jared Lallo, Celeste,
Alec and Beau Chancy.
'Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, Dec. 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. at
Evangel Assembly Of God with
Reverend Gary Corley officiating.
Interment followed in Ridgelawn
Cemetery.
The Family suggests memo-
rials to Glory of Zion in care of
Children of Destiny at P.O. Box
120607, West Melbourne, FL
32912-0607 for the ministry of
Autism.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Ruth M. Dees
Ruth M. Dees, age 77, of Lake
Placid, died Dec. 24, 2007 at Flor-
ida Hospital in Orlando.


She was born in Belle Glade.
She came to Lake Placid in 1990
from Miami Lakes. She was a
homemaker and attended First
Presbyterian Church of Lake
Placid.
She is survived by- her hus-
band, J.S. Dees; one brother,
Walter V Wooten of Ortona; sev-
en nieces and five nephews.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
Dec. 30, and a graveside funeral
service was held on Monday,
Dec. 31, in Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Chandler Funeral
Home.

Archie Maynard
Archie Maynard, age 66, of
Moore Haven, died on Dec. 23,
2007 in Moore Haven. He was
born June 12, 1941 in Ashland,
Ky. He served in the Army for
three years.
Mr. Maynard was a resident of
Moore Haven for the past 11 years
and was a former longtime resi-
dent of Okeechobee. He proudly
served the good people of Florida
as investigator for Florida Game
and Freshwater Fish Commis-
sion, Florida Dept. of Agriculture,
Seminole Police Dept. and the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
He was a charter member of the
Fraternal Order of Police, founder
of F.A.C.I.U., a member of both
the Southern States Livestock En-
forcement Assoc., Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge and MooreHaven
United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife
Kitt Marie (Dorlag) Maynard; his
sons, Marc (Sara) Maynard o
Tallahassee, A.J. (Shalli) May
nard of Clewiston; daughter, Pamr
(Grant) Steelman of Lakeport


Births,

Kameron Mykayla
Moore
Khristian and Julie Moore of
Naples, formerly of Clewiston are
the proud parents of a baby girl
born on Monday, Dec. 24, at 2:06
a.m.
Kameron Mykayla Moore
weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces
andwa, '19 inches long at birth.
She asborn at the Birth Place
in Naples
Her maternal grandparents are
Dbb.e Or.na. of Clewi Submitted phot
gngat-$randparents, Caro d rpn Myk.yla,,Mooro,
and A.d Ikle 'oClewist E.i6-b6e, e1ike and Judy
Paternal grandparents are, Moore of Clewiston and Karen
Karen and Terry Cooper of Esser Moore of Clewiston.


his brothers, Butch (Donna) Kirk
of Jay, FL., John (Linda) Scott of
Alabama, Jim (Carol) Scott of
Alabama; a sister, Lois Anderson
of Union, Mich.; grandchildren,
Christina, Katelyn, Kayla, Christo-
pher, Delia, Kitrina and Dallen.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, Dec. 27, at Carlson Me-
morial United Methodist Church
in LaBelle with Pastor Thomrn
Street officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.


Reeves, Pastor Pat Beckman of
the Community UMG of Belle
Glade and Pastor David Broad-
bent of Canal Point UMC.
In lieu of flowers, merforial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of the Palm Beaches,
5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach,
33407 or to the First UMC of Paho-
kee kitchen fund.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Doris Elizabeth


Cecil C. Smart, Jr. Spoonf
Cecil C. Smart, Jr., age 81, of Pa- Doris
hokee, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 86, of Be:
f at his residence. Having resided day, Dec.
in Okeechobee for several years, wife of th
he has lived in Spooner.
Pahokee for the 27, 1921
past five years. her early
He was a mem- ing to Be
f ber of the First and Unc
United Method- Bessie B
Sist Church of She is
Pahokee, a 50 daughter,
year member Glade.
of the Masonic Cecil C. She is
Lodge and an Smart, Jr. children,
active member Palm Bea
of the Sugarland Lodge in Clew- of Belle
iston. He was a 25 year member of San An
of the Eastern Star.and was cur- nine grand
rently serving as the Worthy Pa- grandchil
r tron of the Eastern Star Sugarland She wi
Chapter. He belonged to the Am- grandmo
Srah Shrine Temple of West Palm missed b
Beach and was also a life mem- ily. Fune:
ber of the American Legion and ments w
VFW. He also had received an rection'o
Associates Degree from Spring- of Belle G
field Business University. Occupa-
f tionally, he was retired as a Chief CalVin
- Master Sergeant with the United Calvin
States Air Force after 33 years of of Lakepo
service to his country. He owned 2007 in
Smart's Locksmith Service for Feb. 15,1
30 years selling the business in son of th
March 2007. late Emn
He was preceded in death by He serve
one stepson, Eddie; one brother, the Arm
Richard; and grandson, Shawn residents
Thomas. as a com
He is survived by his wife, Surviv
Margaret of Pahokee; daughters, drey (Ta
Susan (Jeff) Thomas of Man- Haven; '
chester, N.H., Carmen Brasher Whidden
of Springfield, Mo., Nancy Smart ny (Jan)
of York Spring, Pa., and Elizabeth Bret (De
M. (James) Berry of Summerville, Haven; i
S.C. In addition, he is also sur- McCutch
vived by six grandchildren and (Stuart)
two great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the First
United Methodist Church of Pa-
hokee on Saturda^ c. 2 6i,208 ..,oi
from 10 a.m. un
y which will begin with Ma M je'" *'
n Service at 11 a.m. Officiating
the service will be Pastor David


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Elizabeth Spooner, age
lie Glade, died on Satur-
22, 2007. She was the
he late Marion "Speedy"
She was born on Aug.
in Mobile, Ala. She lived
years there before mov-
elle Glade with her aunt
;le Thomas Lloyd and
iss in the 1930s.
s predeceased by her
Linda Jones of Belle

s survived by her three
David Spooner of Royal
ich, John Lloyd Spooner
Glade, Steven Spooner
ntonio, Texas, as well as
ndchildren and 13 great
ldren.
vas a loving mother and
ther, and will be dearly
y both friends and fam-
ral and burial arrange-
ere made under the di-
f Glades Funeral Chapel
Glade.

i David Whidden
n David Whidden, age 78,
ort, passed away Dec. 30,
Ft. Pierce. He was born
929 in Moore Haven, the
he late John H. and the
na (Williams) Whidden.
d during Korean War in
y. Calvin was a lifelong
of Lakeport and worked
mercial fisherman.
vors include his wife, Au-
ylor) Whidden of Moore
his sons, David (Linda)
n of Moore Haven, John-
Whidden of Live Oak,
na) Whidden of Moore
daughters, Page (Mike)
eon ofBoca Raton, Holly
Whiddon of Lakeport,


Gail (Darrell) Henderson of Moore
Haven; eleven grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services
were held Wednesday, Jan. 2,


z00U8 at uOrtona Cemetery with
Rev. Earl Cline officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.


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of Light Up Ortona


ORTONA -- Judging the out-
door Christmas lighting displays
for the Ortona Community As-
sociation was no hard task for
Frances Bryant and Bill Heflin of
Moore Haven. The two have for
many years won first place in
such contests at their home on
Avenue C in Moore Haven. The
judging took place on Saturday,
Dec. 22, with judges using their
past experiences to come up
with winners in the contest.
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expense and beauty of the ex-
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and Wesley Pearce of 2450 Or-
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them Grand Prize Winner grant-
ing them OCAs official North
Pole Award.
Following closely in rating
were two who tied for first place:
Lisa Knight of 3265 Riverview
Drive, and Edward and Dorbthy
Triplett of 3525 Riverview Drive.
Ms. Knight was given the Best of
Show for design and layout, and
Mr. and Mrs. Triplett received the.
Joy to the World award for the
variety of themes in their giant
display.
Mrs. Bryant said it was a real
pleasure to have 30 awards to
give out recognizing the efforts of
so many participants.
Other winners were:
Angels Award -- Leticia Skip-
per 3270 Ortona Road
Bright Star Award -- Sheldon &
SGreta Barroquillo 3320 Riverview
Drive
Candle Lighters Award -- Paul
& Liz Dicke 12175 Dolphin Lane
Candy Canes Award -- John &
Shirley Nugent 12210 Helm Lane
Christmas Spirit Award -- Jon-
athan & Mandy McRoy 13475 Or-
tona Road
Christmas Trees Award-- Dean
and April Beavers 3540 Riverview
Drive


County Christmas Award -
- Deona Campos, 12625 Aqua
Lane
Country Porch Award -- Sal &
Dorinda'Campos 12920 Williams
Road
Florida Christmas Award Lil-
la Porter 145 Friendly Lane
Garland Award -- Sheldon &
Greta Barroquillo 3320 Riverview
Drive
Jingle Bells Award -- Hiram &
Nancy Riley 12685 Shady Lane
Nativity Award -- -154 Park
Lane Meadowlark
Polar Bear Award Tina Der-
ringer 3050 Riverview Drive
Reindeer Award -- Earnest &
Jean Styles 3230 Riverview Drive
Rudolph's Award -- Lawrence
& Betty Steger 12705 Williams
Road
Santa Clause Award -- Sal &
Dorinda Campos 12920 Williams
Road
Santa's Helper Award -- Tina
Derringer 3050 Riverview Drive
Shepherd's Award -- Leticia
Skipper 3270 Ortona Road
Snowman Award -- Leticia
Skipper 3270 Ortona Road
Tallest Tree Award -- Hal &
Nan Griffin 13940 Live Oak Lane
White Christmas Award -- 154
Park Lane Meadowlark
Winter Wonderland Award ;-
- Tina Derringer 3050'Rivetview
Drive.
Honorable Mention -- Bob &
Diane Cook 12210 Dolphin Lane
Honorable Mention Earnest
& Joy Cox 12200 Helm Lane
Ortona Community Associa-
tion sincerely thanks Frances and
Bill for their time and expertise as
judges, and all who participated
to Light Up Ortona 2007.


GLADES COUNTY -- Janet
Storey, a Glades County School
board member, was recognized
as a Certified Board Member on
Dec. 5, in Tampa at the Annual
Joint Conference sponsored by
the Florida School Boards As-
sociation. Ms. Storey earned this
distinction by completing a mini-
mum of 96 hours of training in 11
areas which focus on the gover-


nance roles and responsibilities
of school board members.
The Certified Board Member
Program is a voluntary training
program for individual board
members and is offered by the
Florida School Boards Associa-
tion. Ms. Storey is one of only
99 school board members ini
Florida to achieve this prestigious
award.


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Guest Commentary


New Year brings new hope for early education


. New Year's is a time for reflec-
tion on where we've been, the
lessons learned, and how we can
better ourselves for the future. Un-
fortunately, many resolutions to
help our children better succeed
in school have been broken.
Every year, about one-third of
American children enter a kinder-
garten class unprepared to learn.
Many will never catch up. That
all-important door to learning
is already, in effect, closed. The
reasons for this are complex, but
this much is clear; the multiple
systems, from family to schools to
government, should be support-
ing young children too often are
failing to do so.
There is hope, however. Re-
search suggests that investing in
early learning is the best invest-
ment we can make in America's
future.
Studies by the Institute of Medi-
cine and National Research Council
and others tell us that the achieve-
ment gap for poor and otherwise
disadvantaged children is created
in the first five years of their lives. A
youngster's brain works on a "use
it or lose it" principle, and synaps-
es not used or stimulated early on
will be discarded.
i The child's first five years at
home thus constitute the most
important years of his or her life.


The first four years in school are
the second most important phase.
And the transition from home and
community into school may be
the most important transition in
his or her life.
But in most school districts
there is little if any interaction
between local childcare centers,
early care .and education provid-
ers and the public school system.
Transitions to kindergarten usually
consist of a "meet and greet" ses-
sion for parents. Rarely is there an
alignment of teaching or curricu-
lum or coordination of teachers
and parents.
Fortunately, that situation is be-
ginning to change. In 2006, early
childhood education was named a
legislative priority by 24 governors,
compared to 17 in 2005. Some
states such as Washington have
created new departments dedi-
cated to early learning.
To support states' efforts, many
national foundations (including
the WK. Kellogg Foundation's
SPARK initiative, Supporting Part-
nerships to Assure Ready Kids), as
well as researchers in academia
and the federal government, have
launched system-building initia-
tives that link parents, educators,
early childhood service providers,
and their communities. A big part
of this community-based inno-


vative thinking is the movement
toward ready schools. In com-
munities. as diverse as Miami, FL
and Gwinnett County, GA, where
SPARK has made investments,
we are beginning to see positive
change.
In early 2007, the Gwinnett
County Public Schools (the largest
school district in Georgia and the
20th largest in the country) adopt-
ed and funded the SPARK Georgia
school transition model. Using fed-
eral Title I funds to implement the
nationally recognized Parents as
Teachers program has resulted in
increases in key school-readiness
skills (including fine motor skills,
problem-solving and socializa-
tion); greater parent participation
and leadership in early education
and schools (parents who par-
ticipated in the Parent Leadership
Institute now serve as chairs on
seven committees); and parent at-
tendance at GED and ESL classes.
In Miami, our initiative identi-
fied a lack of alignment in expecta-
tions between elementary schools
and'childcare facilities. Support for
an increase in the number of ac-
credited centers led eventually to
success in creating a quality rating
system that further aligns expecta-
tions across early education and
the early grades and includes cri-
teria for those all-important transi-


tions.
In the past, the burden was pri-
marily on children and parents to
get ready for school. But this "two-
way street" approach helps shape
schools so they are prepared- to
receive and serve all children..
Some additional elements of this
approach include screening chil-
dren for developmental delays and
health issues that impede learning;
helping parents and families in
their role as first teachers; and get-
ting child advocacy organizations,
businesses and state agencies to
commit more resources to early
education because an invest-
ment now means savings later. ;
By focusing on the crucial learn-
ing period from birth up to the ear-
ly grades we can also help ensure
the success of existing programs
such as No Child Left Behind,
currently up for reauthorization
by Congress. Policymakers at all
levels should continue to provide
tools and flexibility to nurture such'
community-based innovations on:
behalf of kids' learning. We must
resolve to create new structures,
practices and programs to sup-
port the early learning of. infants,
toddlers and preschoolers. Thit
is one New Year's Resolution we
should keep. Millions of children
are counting on us.
Gregory Taylor


Letters to the Editor


Special thanks in a
'critical situation'
A special thanks to Jeff Harrod,
of Vanishing Species and Palm-
dale Fire Chief, as well as Lonnie
and Weaver of the Glades County
EMS squad for averting a critical
situation after a viper snake bite,
believed to be a pygmy rattler, that'
occurred Saturday, Dec. 3, inside
my trailer in Palmdale.
While preparing to depart
from my old 1952 Spartan trailer
in Palmdale, I reached into a dark
cabinet like I have done thousands
of times, but on this one day, I must,
have disturbed the dark habitat of
a little creature that had taken up
residence in a musky cabinet. I
did not hear, what Jeff Harrod de-
scribed as a deadly warning of a
pygmy rattler, an almost inaudible
bee buzzing sound of his "rattles."
I recalled that I did feel a prick
when I picked up a box inside the
cabinet, followed by an immedi-
ate" tingly, rapid swelling of my
thumb, turning black in less than
about 3 seconds.
I was preparing to set off a
"bomb" inside the trailer and
leave when this incident occurred,
but I was only "mildly" curious
about the blackness, swelling,
and strange sensation in one spot
of the black finger. The only ob-
servable snake bite sign was the
quick discoloration and almost
invisible small ruffles on the skin
in one area of the thumb that had
some soreness. I thought I might
have been strung by a venomous
spider, or scorpion, but this did
not fit the research of symptom-
atic signs, it felt more like a quick
prick of a "needle" I saw nothing,,
as I wasn't expecting that a snake
should be living/visiting inside the
trailer, even though I know these


Year
Continued From Page 1


LaBelle man
arrested for
aggravated assault

PALMDALE The Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office reports that Don
Eugene Ross, 31, of LaBelle, was
arrested Dec. 31 at C&R Motors-
ports Park in Palmdale.
The suspect allegedly fired one
shot at Steven Joseph Handley, 26.
The round missed the victim. Ross
was also alleged to have pointed
the firearm just inches from the
forehead of Michael Lamar Rob-
erts, 42.
Police arrived.,-at the motor-
sports park at approximately 7
p.m. in reference to a shots fired
call, according to a report by Ma-
jor Richard Jones.
The park's security seemed to
indicate that a dark, Toyota pickup
its two occupants were involved
in the shooting incident and had
left' the park through the main
entrance. Deputy Davis removed
the occupants and found four fire-
arms in the pick up truck.

EDC organizes
Glades-Hendry Job
and Career Expo

With the opening of the new
Glades County Detention Center
in July, and the anticipated siting
of new manufacturing and com-
mercial businesses elsewhere in
Glades County and environs in


little creatures live camouflaged sure was up but everything else
in the natural scrub habitat all seemed "functional." In the emer-
around.. gency room, I was tended to im-
I stopped by Vanishing Species mediately by Jason, the Nurse and
to ask Jeff his opinion about my Dr. Tosh. They said they would
thumb, and he immediately called wait and watch, hooking me up
venom control in Miami as he to a saline drip and drawing a red
handles venom snakes, has had ring around where the venom had.
many snake bites and said this fits spread on my finger and making
all the symptoms of a viper snake note of the time.
bite. He doesn't overreact. As for I was then given intravenous-
me, I was taking this incident not ly, Benadryl, an antihistamine. I
so "critically," as I have never had learned that they do not admin-
a snake bite and thought there ister "anti-venom" right away,
should be bleeding or very obvi- unless the poison spreads noted
ous fang marks. Wrong! The Mi- by physically visible symptoms of
ami experts told Jeff that I should heart palpitation, tight breath, a
go immediately to -the hospital as metal taste in the mouth, nausea
the symptoms fit a viper bite, and and by monitoring blood circu-
since small, attributed it to a "pyg- lation at the "bite" area to see if
my rattler."" their are signs that red blood cells
Jeff looked over my thumb and are not coagulating.. I learned
found one "fang" ,entry as he said that anti-venom injections are
that the fangs of pygmy rattlers not pleasant, has its own side-ef-
are very small, almost invisible. fect, but may be absolutely neces-
The bite, he said, could feel like a sary if the venom starts to spread
quick needle prick. He described through the bloodstream, what
what I had experienced. He added they call "systemic. The doctor
that often people bitten by a ve- planned to do blood work if the
nous snake may not realize it until venom spread.
too late, if left untreated. I- remained in the ER for sev-
Jeff called Glades County EMS eral hours with my hand above
immediately and said I should not my heart/head to avoid further
try to drive anywhere, as I could circulatory complications that
possibly have convulsions, heart could go to the heart. Finally, the
palpitations, or other symptoms symptom subsided enough that I
before I could get to a hospital. was released and relieved. I was
Appreciating his expertise, I felt I given a prescription for more an-
needed to take this matter serious- tihistamine and a stern warning
ly. Jeff put some ice on my thumb, by the doctor to call 911 if any of
took care of my dog and van, and the above signs occur indicating
I was whisked off in less than that the venom is on the move. I
20 minutes by the fast response called Jeff, he picked me up at ER
Glades County EMS squad to Lake and we headed back to Vanishing
Placid Hospital, where Jeff learned Species for my dog and my van.
they did have "anti-venom." He had already been on another
Wanting to remain calm, prac- accident call in between.
ticing deep yoga breathing in the When I left the hospital, my
ambulance, Lonnie and Weaver finger was gradually turning less
took all the vital signs and offered, blue/black, and today, Sunday, the
kind reassurance. My blood pres-' blue color is still there with some
"designer" red blotches curling
coming months, finding employ- around the blue, but gradually dis-
ees for new businesses and assist- sipating; there is still some swell-"
ing existing businesses with staff ing and slight numbness but no
development has become more other physical reactions.
crucial than ever. I am taking time to describe


"Glades County is on track to
become the land for opportunity
for students who want to pursue a
career close to home," Ms. Whirls
said, noting that past economic
development marketing studies
have shown that employees will
travel up to 75 miles to work in
high wage/high skilled jobs.
For that reason, the Glades
County Economic Development
Council Inc., is working with the
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council, the Southwest
Florida Workforce Development
Board and Workforce Council
of Southwest Florida, to plan the
2007 Glades-Hendry Career and
Job Expo Thursday, March 15, at
the Doyle Conner Building, 900
U.S. 27 Southwest, Moore Haven.

February, 2007

The Storters named
Family of the Year

The J. C. and Donna Storter
Long Family has been named the
Ortona Family of the Year. Each
year the Ortona Cane Grinding
Festival bestows the First Fam-
ily honor on a family known for.
its. contributions not only to the
Ortona community but to Glades
County as well. The traditional
Family of the Year plaque will be
presented to the Longs at the Or-
tona Cane Grinding Festival this
Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Larry Luck-
ey Indian Mound Park.
See Year -Page 11


this ordeal to gratefully thank Je(f
Harrod and the Glades EMS squad
for their quick response to avert
what could have been a major
health crisis if I had not taken this
bite "seriously, I recommend to
anyone who believes that have
been bitten by a viper, to call 911
immediately and get to a hospital
ASAP, as from what I experienced,
the venom spreads rapidly, in
only a few seconds. The initial re-
sponse after a viper snake bite is
a critical "life or death" situation.
Jeff believes I got a "warning" bite
when I disrupted the little crea-
ture's habitat in the dark musky
cabinet, as the venom spread only
minimally on my finger;
We are fortunate to have a
venous snake expert in Palmdale
and our Fire Chief all in one, Jeff
Harrod, who rescues not only wild
animals that have nowhere to go,
but people. Jeff W e.ey6lbd'M.the
call of duty" to see to my health
and safety, as well as the courte-
ous, reassuring professionals of
the Glades County EMS, Lonnie
and Weaver.
In the aftermath of the inci-
dent, Jeff said he will come by the.
trailer with his "snake catcher"
next week and see if it, or others,
are still taking up residence some-
where in the secret dark crevasses
inside the trailer as he said the
bomb may only scare him/her/
them away. At any"rate, despite
my respect for native scrub crea-
tures, I wish the shakes would
make their "home"- somewhere
outside, as I am sure he/she or
his/her "friends' will return to the
scene of "the crime" and maybe
even have babies. I hope I don't
have to give up my long time ref-
uge in the woods.to the snakes
for fear of sleeping under cov-
ers or opening a cabinet. But, as
Scarlet O'Hara said in Gone With
the Wind, "I will think about it to-
morrow, as after all, tomorrow is
another day."
Sincerely,
Nancy Dale
Palmdale resident


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165 S. Lee St., the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in
the HR Department.

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or contact Pat.Haight directly at 561-434-8435.
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Candidate should have a min of3ys medical office management expe-
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approved. 39 CBS homes. Owner Wants Offers
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CBS home, 3/2 REDUCED *FORRENT beautiful 2 furnitured,
$278,000 10 acres, two ponds, barn, tack
*20 Aes Palm tree nursery with room, stalls. Price negotiable
irrigation system $400,000
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Buy it at $167.5K or Rent it for $1,000 per month
Flaghole. Country living!! 3/2 CBS Horne on 1.5
Acres. New in '01 Great deal @ 185K
RentingWarehouse Space? Build your own on this 22 acre
industrial property in Clewiston. City water, sewer $480K.
1/2 acre lot located on Crescent Dr. Owner will build
to suit $80K
Montura Ranch CBS home with over 3600 sq.ft
Must see to appreciate
Montura Lots, Lots, & More Lots!!
New Listing!! 5450 square feet! Located at the corner
of Davidson road and hooker's point road. Perfect for a
convenience store/small grocery store
Mississippi Ave 3/1 CBS home. Great condition for
only $100K.
Obispo Ave A ,eled and re
roofed. CBS 1 SOLD I
Reduced!! Brand New 3/2 Mobile Home locate in
Sherwood S/D Fenced, $1- 5K
Poieer PlaiSA .J N I 7.5 acres!!
Property is fenced and cross fenced. Bringyour horses!! $175K
New Construction in Orchard Park, Ridgview Estates and
Sugarland Es-ites. Call and let us" help'you nd your new homee!
Lakeport 40 acres of pasture land, fenced and cross
fenced, located on the Rirn Canal. Cattle? Nursery? Or
just a home in the country. $35K per acre.
Glenn A Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williams (863) 228-6867
Maribel Goumalez (561) 722-7347 Se habla espanol
Clamnnaine Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se fhabla espanol


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Pione: 863.9463490
491 US Hwy. 27, lore Haven
leffrrey AL Davs Uti. leal Iisile rok VERG LADES
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CLEWISTON Fisherman's, ,Pa
SConsldiruin.% i@0i Reduced 5179,000 1678 sq 3/2 on 1 end retret to get a
ocre near golf course because your right by Loke "0" E
Orchard arSubdivion New CBS homerstarding at $135,500 Cute little Place.This Propetty is
Coll today for more details your business here today. 143 Av
LAGHOL on thei Market This 2BR/21
Country Living Calling You This 2002 Manufactured 3BR/2BA tionrreatormokeityourpermanr
Home gives you Seclusion, Privacy & A Rural Life Style. A Paved in Your Screened in P(io. This Hr
Road & City Water enchances this property. Plenty of room for Driveway. Carpet throughout
Kids & Pets. 153 Pine Lane $150,000 Reduced Kilchen/Dining area. 699 Avenue I
LAKEPORT What a Steal These (2) 2BR/
Hone Stop The Car CBS 72Bo72BA1ome has a paved lighted Recently Reduced. Both Home
drivewoan ndo screened in Porch. This properly is fenced in. your family today and yes the
2960 Old Lakeport Road. $191,375 H & 1705 Gulf Street Priced to S
Needs Some fWork 'aocreswaterfrontlot& Home39Uindo Rd$129K H nn m 2
Don't Miss Out This 2BR/2BA MH on 1.42 acres! 2420 Old Homeonn atea 2235 Riversi
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Florida Room to relax in after a hard day. 255 Thomas Lane w/ many extras. Picture perfect
$129,900 Reduced 10 foot Gazebo w/ Lights. 601
Arl F MOORE HAVEN i HANDYMAN SPECIAL
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-7 Morino Ave. 30,000
PERFECT for Professional Use. Start
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BA Mobile Home is great for a vaca-
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nome has a Utility Shed and a Paved
and a Mini Chandelier in the
F Only S 46,000
'2BA Mobile Homes have been
es ore in a great location. Bring
animals too. 1690 West Avenue
ell at $149,500 Each.
de Or, Beautiful 2BR/I BAw/o private
g the Caloosahatchee, $285K
d Absolutely gorgeous 3BR/2BA MH
yard w/ your own wishing well,
5th St. only $124,900 Reduced
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School Board Bus
Driver; Contact the
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PRECIOUS LANDSCAPING
Serving the South Bay/
Clewiston / Belle Glade area's.
Call us for all your lawn care
needs... We also do up keep
on vacant lots/Commercial.
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Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
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Transport
Emergency Pick up &
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15,
10x30,12x30, 15x25 Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


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-Antique25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
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Building$50 (863)946-3822 MoorMaterias540









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INGAS DRYER Frigdaire, w/all60
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GAS STOVE Magic Chef, 30",
$200 or best offer.
(8 63)467-6886 or

GLASS TOP STOVE (Kenmore)
& REFRIG (GE) ice maker in
Lamps/LRefrig. $200 for both or will
sell separate (239)333-5811

REFRIDGERATOR/FREEZER -
Compact, Haler, 4.2 cu ft
20x22x34 $1 00.
(863)697-3299
REFRIGERATOR GE, Black,
Side By Side. Good shape.
$300 (863)634-0779
REFRIGERATOR Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $250 (863)467-5616

STOVE GE, white, exc. cond.,
S$150. (863)946-2072.
STOVE r Kenmore, Electric,
White, Clean. $50
(863)467-2366
STOVE White, Gas, Works
great. $85. (863)675-8937

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WASHER Kenmore, Low pro- ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 'ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
file. Barely used. $200 Real Oak, on wheels,.76" H x from home. Medical, busi-
(239)210-,1475 40" W, excellent condition. ness, paralegal, computers,
A / ta $200 neg (863)357-1560 criminal justice. Job place-
WASHER/DRYER Maytag ment_ assistance.p Financial
Neptune, stacked,' $750. FUTON black, metal framed, n ans s t Faiel
(863)675-6904 asking $20 (863)697-3605 a i d and computer provided Cal
WASHERS & DRYERS LEATHER COUCH Black with (866)858-2121, www.Onli-
STACK UNITS 2 reclining ends, great cond. neTidewaterTech.com.
S$95 & up, 1yrwarranty $500 or best offer. Call -Aliu wie
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES 863-697-6470 AWNING Aluminum, white
(239)694-0778__74" W x 27", like new. $40
(239)694-0778 LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter (863)763-1997

neg. Call Kristna before 530 DISH SET Bavaria, Germany,
pm 863-357-0391 Okee 28 pc., 4 place settings,
pm $863-357-0391 Okee 25. (863)763-0996
MICROWAVE- Hotpoint. $15 ROLL AWAY BED $70
(863)467-4567 (863)357-2829 STATUES fiberglass, 1
Horse, 1 Bull, 1 Pelican, 2
SOFA & LOVESEAT Country Light Houses, $3500 or will
blue & Futon Good condition, sell sep (863)467-7453
$150. for all. (863)763-7727
ELECTRIC BICYCLE- Moen- SOFA red leather, asking TRACTOR HITCH & DISCS- 3
goose, used twice, excellent $300 firm (863)675-388 pseparate.h (863)674-.0052 will
condition, looks brand new. after7pm3)
$175 neg (863)763-7849 .
$175 neg (836-79 TV STAND Has pull out shelf, Mus
MENS 26", rides great, $15. real oak wood, on wheels.
(863)763-0996. $35 (863)357-1560
B BASS GUITAR Fender, 4
string & Crate 100 watt amp,
Eumn 01 $325 will sell separately.
(863)946-1802
All Steel Buildings. National GOLD CLUBS- 25 clubs, bag, DRUM SET- -.-pioces- great
Manufacturer.a 4Qx6 O.o. ..2,, -' $,410, f $4 o *or Christmas, good shape,
100x250 Factory direct to (863)763-0944 Christmas, good shape,
contractor or customer. $125. Call (863)634-8734
(800)658-2885 www.rigid- GOLF CART New Honda mo- LEC
building.com. for. Just needs some TLC: ELECTRIC ORGAN Good
SHED 8x10, Good condition. Asking $500 (863)302-4442 cOndition, needs tuning,
SHED 8x10, Good onion. A$350 or best offer. Call
$1000. or best offer. GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc., (863)634-9017
(863)467-0185 All brands. Many good. $890 GA Kiml, Fort Drum
Sfor all, will sep. ORGAN Kimball, Fort Drum
S; (863)946-3123 area, $ 2 5 fir m.
I I STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set (863)467-1309.
with bag and caddy, $75 II I
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$ (863)467-8430
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors.in stock with all Gui / p tie PUREBRED
accessories. Quick turn YORKIE PUPPIES
around. Delivery Available..
(352) 498-y0778 Toll free AR 15 Completely custom. Call 863-902-0580
888)393-0335 code 24. Red dot scope. Surefire RED BONE COON HOUND
www.GulfCoastSupply.com. light. Collapsible stock. Flip PUPS UKC, Purple ribbon
MOBILE HOME STEPS rear $1000 (863)634-4798 bred, Health cert. included.
glass w/handrails. New 5 MARLIN Lever Action, 45- $300 each. (863)467-4149
step & 4 step. $750 for both, 70. Never fired. $450
will sep. (863)763-4527 (863)634-4798 i .I.
OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand MARLIN 44 MAGNUM- 100
new, with frame. $50. rounds of ammo, Cowboy CAMERA PHONE 9Nextel
(813)892-7867 load, 240 grain, $400' 1930, brand new, pd $450,
(239)667-6021 asking $300.
^ '^i]^. RIFLE 3006, good condition. (863)227-3348
$300 or best offer .....
BABY STROLLER $15. Call (239)229-1367
(863)763-0625 RUGER Single six con-
Double Stroller MacLaren, vertible, 9 1/2" barrel. $300 WATER PUMP for water
side by side, seat reclines, (606)219-3890 well, 5.5 hp, Titan, trash
gray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell SHOTGUN' Remington model pump, 3", never used, $700
$225. (863)610-1750 1100, 20 gauge, brand new. (863)983-4940
INFANT SLEEPERS- Onesies $350 or best offer
and other clothing. $40 will (239)229-1367
separate. (863)763-3982 SHOTGUNS (3) 14 & 20 ga., u ie0
before Noon 9 mm pistol, $750 for all or
TODDLER TOYS $75 for all will sep. (502)931-8101 HOT' TUB 1 year old, 5 per-
(239)253-2799 WINCHESTER Model 50,12 son. $3000 863)357-7480
gauge w/rib. $400 or (863)634-830
Clothing .0565 (606)219-3890 HOT TUB 6 person, with cov-
er. Like new. $500.
BELT BUCKLES Swarovski, (561)262-1390
crystal, new & beautiful, va- I I* l I HOT TUB- Hot Springs Prodigy
riety of styles & colors, $25. '5. yrs old. 6 speeds. Lots'of
(863)634-7311 AB LOUNGE exercise ma- extras $1500 or best offer
SHIRTS & SHORTS 20piec- chine, exc. shape, $100 or (239)738-1532 LaBelle area
es in all. Large & Extra best offer. (863)634-8734 POOL Above ground, 1 r old
Larg63 $50 for all, will sep. EXERCISE BIKE with fan, Exc cond. 33'x18'x5, Paid
(863)467-2366 $40. (863)612-0647 $5500. Asking $3500. You
S a S I EXERCISE MACHINE Air- Move. (863)634-4218
Strider, $25. (863)467-4567 .e i ,
PEDAL CAR -1950's, nice WEIGHT BENCH SET Com-
o r i g i n a l $ 2 5 0 plete, good condition, many ..- ..-
(863)675-4858 weights from 5-25 lbs. $300
SANTA CLAUSES collection or Cestoffer (863)22 chair included + misc.
of 13 count, battery operat- i l s I $100. (863)697-3299
ed, all for $195
(863)94.6-0408"u. n T, .II
(863)946-0408 HOSPITAL BED up & down
I l I on both sides, $100.
(863)612-0647 BARNETT CROSSBOW With
(8362-67all accessories. $400
BEDROOM SET W/matching WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex- (863)467-5646 after 6pm
desk, 8 pc set, rustic, queen cellent condition. $600 or
size, like new. $2500 or best best offer. (863)763-6907 ISee
offer. (863)447-1255r ,
CHINA CABINET Drexel,
large, walnut color, solid CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
wood, $250 will deal. AERATOR Cmpit head/impel- record player, can record, 8
'(561)793-9463 evenings ler w/converter 3 phase to track tapes $100 neg.
COMPUTER DESK Very stur- single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800 (863)467-8430
COMPUTER DESK -Very stur- m nrpm $2100 (863)946-2989
dy. $25 (863)467-9413 rpm $2100 (863)9462989 JBL SYSTEM 2 GTI 15's and
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
DAYBED With trundle, Good for high paying Aviation ported box. $1000
condition. $50or best offer. Maintenance Career. FAA ap- (863)634-7157
(863)467-2153 proved program. Financial
DR TABLE & CHAIRS casual, aid if qualified Job place- WIRELESS HEADSET MICRO-
hunter green, natural wood, ment assistance. CALL Avia- PHONE Shure, hands free
w/tile top & leaf, $150 will tlon Institute of Maintenance microphon e. $1 00
deal. (561)793-9463 aft 6. (888)349-5387. (239)503-0339
ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIRS Exc. LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva- XM SATELLITE RADIO SYS-
condition, Pd. $900, asking ni z ed, 1 -2 0" x 50' & TEM Delphi, for car, inclds
$ 5 0 0 fi rm C a II 1-18"x50'. New. $60. will base, receiver, antenna.
863-763-9096 aft. 5, Iv. msg. separate. (863)763-5762 $100 (239)503-0339


ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
.drive,'runs good, $250 or
best offer. (561)790-3681
SNAPPER Z TURN MOWER-
52" cut, like new, $1800
(863)201-0672


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

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


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SADDLE Corriente, 15, _
tooled, excellent condition
$450. (863)946-1802 Real Estate M hileHomes
WESTERN SADDLE 15", dia-
mond spots, good condition,
$100. (863)675-3032
WESTERN SADDLE, 15 '", ll I ......G'
brown, new, $3255 business Places Mobile Home Lots 1
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee Sale 1005 Mobile Home Parts 2 10
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FLAT SCREEN 4 brand new
TV car flat screens. $499 ne-
gotiable. (786)506-6452


GENERATOR 10hp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
$325. (863)610-0575
MITER SAW DW 708, 12"
blades, DeWalt, 21/ yrs.
Good cond. Paid $559. Ask-
ing.$375. (863)467-4096


NINTENDO Wii 2 games, ex-
tra controller, all wireless.
$450 (863)634-7157



KIRBY VAC CLEANER -G4,
asking $1.00 (863)467-7453
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $150. (863)763-3451


DISNEY VHS VIDEOS $60
will sell 'separately.
(863)763-3982 before Noon.


Several Old 3 gallon metal gas
cans with useable spouts.
(863)983-0807
Wanted: Bedliner for Ford
Ranger Shortbed, fair condi--
tion. (863)675-3032


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DUMP TRAILER, 38 cubic
yard, Gooseneck all steel,
(2) 10,000 lb. axles w/elec-
tric brakes, like new, $9,500.
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee
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HORSE TRAILER '05, WW 2
horse slant with tact room.
Like new, never used.
$4500.9772-233-1127
HP SADDLE 17", Brown,
Leather & Tack. Great condi-
tion. $225. (863)801-9494
SADDLE 14/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1500. (863)697-6470



CHIPPER / SHREDDER 5 hp,
Like new. $250
(863)673-3122
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
SYazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600. 863-675-1224
RIDING MOWER John Deere
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
(863)357-2988
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear
bagger. Exc. shape $600
(863)467-6025
ROTARY SPREADER Scotts,
Almost new. $20.
(863)763-0625


CLEWISTON: 2 BR, 10x42 MH
1/4 acre. New appl's includ-
ing W&D. Recently renovat,
ed. No pets. $625 mo. Avail;
Jan. 12th. (863)805-2869or
(954)649-9095
MONTURA RANCHES -
2 br, 2 ba on 1.25 acres,
fenced yard, water softener,
non-smoking environment.
$750/mo + 1st, last & sec
dep req. (863)228-0580 or
(863)634-4480
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE
Gated community w/ pool,
club house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move in! Call 863-673-43258



All Home of Merit Stocl
Homes and Special Orders
reduced to the lowest prices
in years. Bring us your floor
plan and we will give you the
est price in South Florida.
Call (863)675-8888
Inventory Liquidation Sale
Models in stock sold cheap.
Negotiate your best price in
years. We also have lots
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or'
(863)673-4325
Liquidacion de ventas, Todos
los models tienen que saler.
Tambien tenemos tereno dis-
poneble. Llamee al
863)675-4442 /
863)612-6511 /
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
$39,900 includes set up &
A/C. Very easy financing
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-4325
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2banoS a solo $39,900
Incluyendo instalacion cornm-
pleta y aire centrol. Para mas
information. Llamee a
(8.63)675-4949 o
863)612-6511
TRADE IN'S WANTED
No Money Down... with your
old homes equity. Very easy
financing. Low prices on all
New 3 & 4 Bdrm. Homes.
Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-,4325

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AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull,
220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-1443
ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft,
trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor. $2700
(863)357-3329


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6BR/3BA (5% down 20
years @ 8% apr) More
Homes Available from
$199/Mol For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.


Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA
$32;1001 Only $255/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 6/BR $199/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
MONTURA RANCHES 4br,
2ba, 1/4 acre, Doublewide,
$1300 mo. Or best offer. Call
Jose 786-423-9787 or
863-228-6370
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
apple, W/D, laminate floors,
garage, handicap access.
$1200 mo. (863)946-3333


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OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE -,
For doctor, lawyer, accoun-
tant, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle-
wiston. (239)994-7368



TURKEY CREEK Double wide
& Guest house w/dock.
Call Mr. Wallin (305)743-3799
(970)222-7682


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SANDWICH SHOP
Drive thru facility, customer
parking, inside eating &
dining area. Offering at a very
reasonable price. Sale price
will include all equipment &
building. Good location,
High traffic area. For info call
(561)996-8010



CLEWISTON
Bass Capitol Condo, Unit 301.
Fully furnished. Reduced to
$135K. (863)983-1797


BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm., 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
Corner of S.W. 10th St. &
S.W. Ave. C. $180,000.
Realty International, Sindy
Weiser (561)329-1408





HARLEM 3/2- Brand New I
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Carar Garage,
Landscaped, $164,500.
SHIP or Owning
Financing Possible
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010



COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+
$89,900 Incredible commu-
nity, water & marsh views,
Year- round temperate
wIather. Near Golden Isles.
Enjoy boating, fishing, walk-
ing, family/retirement living.
Great financing available.
CALL (888)513-9958.
Custom Built Home 5000sqft
on 10 acres. Includes
stocked pond, dock, pond
house, located 10 minutes
south of Tifton, GA. Great
location! Call Norris Bishop
Realty @ (229)890-1186. .
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5
acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500.
(866)789-8535.


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ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY,
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM


ANN DYESS
(863) 983-8979


RESIDENTIAL
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2)
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced to
$295,000
.3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K
3BR, 2BS0 $3279,000
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished North-
side $310,000
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500
2 or 3BR, rear yard
$239,O00(AF" ,000 p.m.
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back
yard $215,000
4BR, 2BA with. pool $174,900
3BR, 2BA New Home $310,000
4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000
3B6S ePCMD5VGiG 5
acres in LaDeco $.175,000


AFTER
LAURA SMITH
Broker Associate
(863)599-1209


HOURS:
TRAVIS DYESS
(863)228-2215


ANGELICA GONZAIEZ
SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)228-0023


3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BA 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres
as well) $379,000 Montura $150,000
3BR, 2BA with pool. reduced to VACANT LAND
9900 VACANT LAND
$269,900 MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres
R BA cottage on 3.68acresMontura 1.25 acre lots available
PB County $200 000 Call for Listings.
3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000'
made lake $310,000 Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
3BR, 2BA large screened porch $32,500 each
$249,000 Pioneer 11 lots together
3BR, 2BA CBS home with very $45,000 each
large back yard $259,900 Mobile Home. Lot $19,500

MOBILE HOMES 11 Montura lots must*be sold
4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 together $19,500 each
3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 COMMERCIAL
3BR, 2B~ ~=creened Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
porch R gal' $112,500 $200,000
3BR,' 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25 Turn-key movie theater on US27
acres furnished $98,000 $495,000 or building only
SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in $395,000


, V on .. acresJ UU Ioneer -al
2.5 acres also available Woodland S/D $275,000 FOR RENT
$175,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900 2/2.5 T/homes ind. until. $1500 p.m.


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Flagnolees rinest, iew CDB Sr4/ W/aSll ie
extras. Granite c. tops, master suite and lrg.
det. garage. Don't miss out! Just Reduced!


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CLEWISTON
*4/2.5 CBS Home on fenced corner lot,
Only $209,000
*3/2, MH large lot, Holiday Isles Mobile
Home Park. Only $69,900.
*3/2 CBS Home on Sugarland Circle.
Great Starter Home only $165,000!0
S2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
SBringAllOffemls 3/2 CBS onNorthside $220K'
S2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will pay $ 5 K towards closing costs.
*Spacious 3/2, Newly rem. kitchen and
fenced backyard Only $170K.
*Just Listed, Well kept 3/2 w/florida room &
workshop on E. Esperanza Just $164,9000!
* 3/2 MH in Tbwer Lakes only $129,000
*3/2 Home w/large Family Room, Northside
$225,000
*3/2 CBS Home on corner lot. $150,000
S2 3/2 CBS Homes on Harlem Academy-
New Construction. Only $169,500 Owner
motivated!
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55 + Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
-MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K


Rancho ailmas, unique 7.5 acre
Hacienda with Stables, Party Pavillion,
and Palm Tree Nursery $675,000


*2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"O" Access. Reduced to $109K
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $925K
*Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "0 Access $269,000
*Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd,
Ship eligible $164,900
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
'Commercial lot l00x115. Great loca-
tion Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
* Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900, Owner Financing Available
'.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
'2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
*3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
* 125 acreLots available. Starting at $25,000
3/2VMHenRi RdeSt. 188 ace Only $105K
COMMERCIAL
* Operating medical office w/retail, great
location only $475,000
' Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home


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AQUA SPORT 22', Center
console, open fishmen, 225
Evinrude. Good cond.
$3500. (863)228-2622
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
$480 neg. (561)790-3681'
BONITO 15', with 30 hp
Johnson motor. Trailer in-
cluded. Good condition.
$1900. (863)675-8579
BOW RIDER 15., 50hp John-
son motor & trailer. Good
condition. $1 200.
(863)228-2622
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
Montura
COBIA 1981 16 Ft., Cnt.
Console 60 hp Johnson.
Runs great. Needs TLC.
$1300 (863)484-0267
ESCAPE SAILBOAT 14 ft, cat
rig, much like a Sailfish,
easier to sail, will deliver lo-
cally. $895 (863)674-0647
EVINRUDE '93,,6hp out-
.board. Like new. $400.
(561)262-1390 "
GHEENOE CLASSIC BOAT '91
'04 Honda 15 hp 4 stroke,
power tilt & galvanized trail-
er. $3600 (863)634-0815
JON BOAT 16ft, 7.5hp
Chrysler motor, tr.aller,
$1000 (863)201-0672
OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft,
150 merc, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
$4995 (863)946-1105
PONTOON BOAT nice shape,
runs great, $3500.
(863)634-8708
PONTOON TRAILER- Magic
Tilt, 20FT, $1000 or best of-
fer (641)753-9407
POONTOON BOAT 20' & trail-
er, 35 hp Johnson motor.
Good condition.. $1800.
(863)824-6720,
PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT -
17.6 fiberglass, 112 hp Evin-
rude trailer, less than 200
hrs, $4500 (863)946-0408
SEA NYMPH '83,15', Alumi-
num with trailer & '91 40hp
Johnson with tilt & Trim.
$2500.765-620-4373



CATALINA COACHMAN '95-
RV, 23ft, asking $4000
(863)261-2500
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$1500 needs work.
(772)215-3500/597-0463
PORTA-POTTY Flushes, Like
new condition. $25.
(863)763-5762


BOAT PARTS Console,
w/wind shield, gauges, misc.
hrdwr, fueltank-25 gal. $165
will sep (863)697-9704
BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
nized, perfect condition.
$350 or best offer
(863)61.2-6575



HARLEY ACCESS. Leather
jacket, Vest & Chaps. XX
Small Worn 3 times. Like
new. $200. (863)763-7727.
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1996 -
1200-CC, 28K mis. Runs
good. $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-1193



GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hp,
Subaru engine. 2 seater.
Great condition. $600 firm
(863)675-3126 after 5pm.
GO KART Adult size, 6.5 hp,
runs great. $400
(941)812-5315 Okee area
GO KART Runs great. $200
or best offer. (863)447-1255
HONDA 300 EX 2003 -:w/Re-
verse. All original parts. Adult
ridden $ 2,3 0 0
(845)551-0811
KAWASAKI 350 1997 4 wd,
Adult ridden and owned.
$1.800 (845)551-0811
YAMAHA 225 2001, Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $2100
(239)867-1093



COACHMEN TRAVEL TRAILER
33', good cond., orig. own-
er, towed 1600 mi., $4500.
(863)6.12-0515


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 2 4010
Classic Cars,. 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars, 4030
Heavy D ty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045,
Pickup Trucks 4050'
Sport Utilitsy 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailiers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK CENTURY '94 96K,
good gas mileage, new tires
& tran, minor door damage
$1200 neg. (239)289-2896
GRAND MARQUIS '89 A/C,
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (954)260-1933


BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
CROWN VICTORIA LX '96 -
Runs great, new croc design
ragged top,' good tires, 4 dr.
$2300 neg (239)503-5354
FORD PROBE '92 Black,
standard, needs some TLC
but runs well, needs battery.
$700 neg (239)200-5505
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93,
Runs good but needs clutch.
$700 or best offer.
(239)210-1475
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Civic $400! 93 Toyo-
ta Corrola $995! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
TOYOTA CAMBRY, 1997 -
White w/gold trim, exc.
cond. $4,000 or best offer.
Call 863-675-1410
TOYOTA COROLLA '91 auto,
AC, asking $1500 or best of-
fer very good working cond
(863)697-9005



CHRYSLER NEW PORT 1962-
2 Dr., Hard to p Runs good.
All original. Great project.
$600 (863)261-2907
PLYMOUTH '69 4 dr, every-
thing electric, VIP model, ex-
cillent condition. $899
negotiable. (786)506-6452



EZ GO GOLF CART '00 36
Vold, 7" lift kit, 23" tires, al-
um. rims, $2200.
239-229-2974



CHROME RIMS 17", Cadil-
lac, w/tires Goodyear Eagle
GT, like new. $500
(941)812-5315 Okee area
FORD ESCORT '92 for parts,
not title, can hear run, $400
or best offer (863)228-4805
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
condition. $175.
(863)357-5754
LEER BED COVER- Fiberglass,
new $950, asking $100
(863)675-4858
LOWERING SPRINGS Vogt-
land, for Honda Civic, only 1
mth. old, sell for $100.
(863)634-8735 after 5pm.
MOTOR from Nissan Pickup,
4 cyl., & 5 spd. Transmis-
sion, $750 will sell sep.
(863)634-8024
RANCH HAND BUMPERS -
Front & rear, fits '03-'07 Che-
vy HD pickups. $1500 for
set. (863)634-3434
RIMS & TIRES 8 lug, 8' on
6 1/2, Mickey Thompson
rims. $250 (863)634-9696


RUNNING BOARDS For Su-
perduty Crewcab Pick Up.
eige, off King Ranch Edition
$300 neg. (863)697-0328
TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of
a Mustang. $50
(863)634-9696
TIRES (4) 33/12.50/15 with
aluminum rims. $400
(863)801-4519
TIRES (4) TSL Super Swamp
31x12.5x15. Good condition.
$400.863-357-0023
TIRES (4) on 10" steel rims.
33-12.50-15. Ford or Jeep.
Good for woods or mud fest.
$100 (863)697-6446
TOOLBOX metal, for Nissan
Pic kup $ 1 5 0 .
(863)634-8024

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CHEVY PICKUP, '94 needs
work, call for information,
$800 or best offer.
(863)261-3392
.CHEVY S10 1991 Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mls.
Gas saver. Excellent condi-
tion. $2300 (772)332-5804
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-7706
FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr.,
2 wheel drive, $1200 or best
offer. (863)675-7041 or
(863)673-4758
FORD PICK UP '94 -4 x 4, au-
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
(863)674-0467
TRUCK TOOLBOX Black
UWS Standard. 69" wide.
$200. call 561-261-6421



CARGO TRAILER'07 7x16,
tantrum whis, 4 whi. elec.
brakes, ramp & side door,
$2500. 239-229-2974
HAULMARK '05, .Enclosed
trailer, 6'x12' Like new.
$2400. (863)467-5263
MOTORCYLE TRAILER Sin-
gle, $175 (863)824-6720

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CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
(863)467-4650

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. 07000194CP
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY FRANCES COOPER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mary
Frances Cooper, deceased, File Num-
ber 07000194CP, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the 'dress of
which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave, La
Belle, Florida. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATEOF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED,
The date of first publication of this Notice
is December 27, 2007.
Personal Representative: Kim Clark.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Elissa S. Vessel, Esquire PA, Attorney
1375 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Fl 33426
561-214-4648
254263 CN 12/27/071/3/08

NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS OF THE
CITY OF SOUTH BAY WILL HOLD A
PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE
THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND
WELFARE OF ALL CITIZENS WITH-
IN AN AREA OF 300 FEET OF SUM-
MERLIN SUB-DIVISION LOTS 32,
33, 34, 35 BLOCK A IN THE CITY
OF SOUTH BAY REGARDING A
VARIANCE OF SIT BACKS FROM
THE OUTSIDE BOUNDARIES OF
THE SITE. THE MEETING WILL BE
HELD ON JANUARY 16TH, 2008 AT
5:30 PM. AT THE CITY OF SOUTH
BAY COMMISSION CHAMBERS LO-
CATED AT 335 S.W. 2nd AVENUE,
SOUTH BAY, FLORIDA 33493. ALL
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY AT-
TEND THIS MEETING AT THE TIME
AND LOCATION INDICATED AND
BE HEARD.
254593 CGS 1/3/08
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
January 4,2008
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Flora Blackmon:
2 fans, 1 china cabinet, 1 television,
misc. household items
253964 CGS 12/27/07:01/03/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT YFLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDR 'COUNTY
Case #:07121 CA
SDivision #:
UNC:
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee for the registered holders of
New entury Home Eqity Loan Trust,
Series 2005-B, Asset Backed Pass-
Through Certificates.
Plaintiff
-vs-
Jerry Grooms and Shawn Grooms, hus-
band and wife; Unknown Parties In
Possession #1; Unknown Parties In
Possession #2; If Living, And All Un-
known Parties Olaiming By, Through,
tnder And Against The Above Named
Defendants) Who Are Not Known To
Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Un-
known Parties May Claim An Interest
As Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, Or Other Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 17, 2007, entered in
Civil Case No. 07121 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa-
ny, as Trustee for the registered hold-
ers of New Century Home Equity Loan
Trust, Series 2005-B, Asset Backed
Pass-Through Certificates, Plaintiff and
Jerry Grooms and Shawn Grooms,
Husband and Wife are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, (BEING THE 2nd FLOOR-
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on January 16, 2008 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 14, 15,16,17 AND 18 IN BLOCK
.139 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLE-
WISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED, SEP-
TEMBER 7. 1937, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 THROUGH
78. INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE. IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER THE EAST HALF OF THE
EAST HALF OF THE NORTH HALF OF
THE SOUTH HALF OF TRACT 15, SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLIJU-
SIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
PUBLIC RECORDS.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST BILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN AS-
SISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 312
NORTHWEST THIRD STREET, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34972 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE. Florida, this 19th
day of December, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
/s/Hammond
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
07-80135B
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-119
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MERCEDES ALPIZA; GILBERTO FER-
NANDEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TYRONIC REGISTERATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION'
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 12/18/07 entered in Civil
Case No. 07-CA-119 of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Moore Haven,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the front steps
at the GLADES County'Courthouse lo-
cated at 500 Avenue J in Moore
Haven, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
17th day of Jan., 2008 the following
described property asset forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 40, OF PORT LABELLE
UNIT 102, A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of Dec., 2007.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices bf David J. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff e s
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
7-907i2 ALS
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-CA-001025
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A: AS TRUS-
| TEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2007-6 ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
JESSICA DAVIS, et. al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JESSICA DAVIS .
Whose residence is:
4022 W. Sunflower Cir.,
LaBelle, FL 33935
TO: JAMES L. PAYNE
Whose address is:
4022 W. Sunflower Cir.,
LaBelle,FL 33935
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
JESSICA DAVIS, JAMES L. PAYNE and
all parties having or claiming to have
any right, tle or intrest in the proper-
ty described herein .
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 10, BLOCK 2153, OF PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4022 W Sunflower Cir, LaBelle,
FL 33935
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Sarah
Barbaccia, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
either on or before February 4th, 2008:
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this Court
this 27th day of December, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing airea-
sonable accommodation to participate
In this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
863-675-5217, PRO. Box 1760 La-
Belle, FL 33975. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 800-955-8771 via Flori-
da Relay System.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 3:00 RM., January 22,
2008, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.

ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors wilt meet im-
mediately after'ad ournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
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The Hendry County Public Library
Cooperative Governing Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday,
January 10, 2008, at the Clewiston
Public Library, Clewiston, Florida.
All citizens and interested parties are
encouraged to attend this public
meeting, Any person reauiring a
special accommodation to partici-
pate In the meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment,
including speech or heaond impair-
ments, should contact Barbara
Oeffner, Library DIrecLtor/Hendry
County Cooperative Coordinator, at
(863) 983-1493 at Ieast five calen-
dar days prior to the scheduled
meeting.
s/s Barbara Oeffner
Cooperative Coordinator
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-CA-137
FISERV ISS & CO.,
TRUSTEE FO80 FEXLIX QUINTANA,
Plaintiff
vs.
FERNANDO A. BLANCO
AKA FERNANDO BLANCO, et. al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
10/12/07, and entered in Case No. 07-
CA-137, of the Circuit Court of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein FI-
SERV ISS & CO., TRUSTEE FBO FEX-
LIX QUINTANA.'is a Plaintiff and
FERNANDO A BLANCO AKA FERNAN-
DO BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LI-
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST FERNANDO A. BLANCO;
FERNANDO BLANCO AS TRUSTEE,
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO: LUIS FER-
NANDO BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LUIS
FERNANDO BLANCO; MARTHA L.
BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS. DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LI-
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARTHA L. BLANCO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF FERNANDO A.
BLANCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LUIS FERNANDO
BLANCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA L. BLANCO; DONE PULIDO
are the Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
11:00 AM on 1/17/2008, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 24, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ROADWAY
EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE
EAST 60. FEET THEREOF THE.WEST
30 FEET THEREOF, AND THE WEST
60 FEET OF THE EAST 730 FEET
THEREOF
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens nust file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
'; .. . JOE FLINT
As Clerk of theCourt
S; By;dennifer'Befis
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 7th day of Dec. 2007.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
(863) 946-2140, PO- Box 1018,
MOORE HAVEN FL 33471. If hearing
impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-
8771 via Florida Relay System.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA- CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-26
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A,,
A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
THOMAS S. HALL, JR., et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated Nov. 8, 2007 and entered in
Case NO. 2007-CA-26 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for GLADES County, Florida
wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA., A FEDERAL ASSOCIA-
TION, is the Plaintiff and THOMAS S.
HALL, JR; TINA D. HALL; TENANT #1
N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A
JANE DOE are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 10th day of January, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 6, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 4TH ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL ID#: S36-38-34D007-0000-0060
A/K/A 6 Canal Way, Okeechobee, FL
34974
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of Lis Pen-
dens must filea claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 13, 2007.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
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, Flodda 33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-958-8770 (v), via Flori-
da Relay Service, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding.
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CiVll War reenactment this weekend


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Historically, LaBelle and Immokalee
have much in common. This weekend
locals have a unique opportunity to
visualize how important the area was
in waging the War Between the States.
According to Museum Director Lee
Mitchell, the Immokalee museum can
build on its role as a focal point where
the various "streams" of area history
converge. Located on the old Roberts
Ranch in Immokalee, the site has a
unique place in area history.
The turn of the century working
ranch tells the story of the ranching
industry in this part of Florida, but it
encompasses the total Immokalee ex-
perience from the Calusa Indians,
through the years of Spanish influence
to becoming an American territory, the
Civil War and on to the present. .
Once again the Roberts Museum
will host a reenactment of the Raid on
Gopher Ridge in February of 1865. The
day-long Civil War skirmish was fought
over the all-important cows raised in
the area, which were intended to feed
Confederate troops. There were no
recorded wounded in the battle, how-
ever, it triggered the Battle of Fort Myers
a week later.
The two-day reenactment will be
held Saturday, Jan. 5, and Sunday, Jan.
6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is
just $5; children 12 and under are free.
Saturday evening you can experience
an 1800's cotillion, complete with cos-
tumes and music of the day.
Collier County Museum Curator
of Education David Southall said the
reenactment will be put on by folks
representing various real Civil War mili-
tary units. The museum grounds will,
be turned into an authentic replica of,
1860s "sutlers and soldiers camps as
well'as a cattle ranch. Viewers will get a


Yanks and Rebs

unique perspective on a true to life bat-
tle reenactment that pitted the U.S. 2nd
Cavalry and the 2nd Colored Infantry
against the Confederate Cow Cavalry.
The 2nd Colored Infantry out of Fort My-
ers under Commander Joe Taylor actu-
ally fought in the day-long battle. Mu-
seum Director Lee Mitchell will take on
the role of Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry
of the Confederate Cow Cavalry.
In the winter of 1865, Northern
troops had been sent from Fort My-
ers to forage. Raiding parties were in-
tended to disrupt the flow of beef to
Confederate troops. The Confederate
Cow Cavalry's job was to make sure
that beef was available for Southern
troops and also served as local militia-
men protecting area farms and ranch-
es. They rounded up the cows from the
woods and herded them up to Lake
City (called Alligator at the time) where
they were sent by rail to Georgia and
the Carolinas:
The cows at the center of the skir-
mish were a direct link to the old
Spanish conquistadors who slogged
through Florida in the 1500$. The
Spanish eventually left, but their cows
continued to breed in the lush Florida
landscape and became the initial stock'"


for Florida's cattlemen. The Seminole
Tribe is contributing the cows for the
reenactment.
'The ranch itself, established by the
Roberts family in 1926 as the Red Cattle
Company, provides a glimpse into a
vanishing lifestyle -- a working Florida
cattle ranch. The 15-acre museum site
is all that's left of the over 100,000-
acre ranch. It was purchased by Col,
lier County and. became a museum in
1996. In addition-to the Roberts home,
visitors can still see the old bunkhouse
and the site also now houses the origi-
nal First Baptist Church building. c.
.1928, which is intended to become the
visitor center.
In front of the home you will see
some lively azalea bushes, cuttings
from Japanese azaleas presented to the
United States in 1876 to commemorate
this country's centennial.
Director Mitchell said he hopes
members of the community will take
ownership of their common history
through the museum. From the very
beginning of human habitation in this
area, many people have worked hard
to survive and thrive in what is now Im-
mokalee.
The:'history of the ranch links ithe&-


Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry,
played by Immokalee Museum
Director Lee Mitchell.

various ethnic groups that are so much
a part of Immokalee and highlights the
interaction and dependence that is our
common past. Director Mitchell hopes
all will learn to share in that rich his-
tory.
The Old Roberts Ranch and Immo-
;(lee Iyi"n is lcked ot 1..Rbrts
;Ave., j\t d t of 5SR. 29'inltimokalee.


Hendry County Sheriff's Office mourns losses


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Members of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office have been hit hard re-
cently with the loss of three of their
own in just a couple weeks. All were
honored with traditional gun salutes
and the poignant last call -- in which
the fallen officer's radio number is
called three times, each time with no
response.
Long time Agriculture Deputy Ar-
chie Maynard was laid to rest Dec. 27,
even as plans were being made to say
farewell to another colleague, Carl Hil-
genberg. Retired Corrections Officer
Richard Robinson passed away Dec. 7.
Deputy Maynard had a long career
in law enforcement that included duty
with the Florida Game & Freshwa-
ter Fish Commission, .Florida Dept. of
Agriculture, Seminole Police Depart-
ment and the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. His services were conducted
at Carlson Memorial United Method-
ist Church of which he was an active
member. In addition to his beloved
family and friends, the.pews were filled
with law enforcement personnel from
many area departments. He was a
charter member of the F.O.P., founder
of F.A.C.I.U., a member of the South-
ern States Livestock Enforcement As-
soc., Okeechobee Masonic Lodge and
United Methodist Church. After the cel-
ebration of his life, he was honored by
a gun salute by members, of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office and a fly-over by
the Game and Fish Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Kitt; sons,
Marc and A.J. Maynard; daughter, Pam
Steelman; seven grandchildren three
brothers and a sister.
On Monday, Dec. 31, members of
the department once again met to
say goodbye to a close friend and col-
league. Carl Hilgenberg was laid to rest
after a courageous battle with cancer.
He passed away on Dec. 26.
The 72-year-old was a native of Coal
Grove, Ohio, and a veteran of the US


Submitted photo/Bill Warren
Mary Robinson, widow of longtime officer Richard Robinson, received the traditional flag from Navy personnel
as the couple's children Ricky and Teresa Helmlinger look on.


Army who served as a paratrooper in
the Korean Conflict. His career in law
enforcement began in Walton County
Florida's Sheriff's Office where he re-
tired in 1998. He came to Clewiston
in 2000 where he worked as a deputy
with the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
until the present.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two
sons, Carl Ray Hilgenberg, Jr. and Steve
Ray Hilgenberg along with one daugh-
ter, Becky Jean Home, their spouses;,
and four grandchildren.
Richard Robinson battled health is-
sues for several months and finally lost
the battle with an illness that took his
life. He served some 42 years in Hendry
County protecting the citizens as a law
enforcement officer, a correctional of-
ficer and volunteer firefighter in the '60s
and '70s. He was laid to rest at a military
memorial service at Fort Denaud Cem-
etery on Dec 15, with family, friends
and law enforcement colleagues in at-
tendance. As a Navy veteran, he was
given a traditional military ceremony
with a traditional gun salute by mem-
bers of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. Naval officers from Palm Beach
attended as representatives of his days
in the military. Taps was'played by a bu-
gler from the Navy unit.
Two of the Navy personnel took the


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Archie Maynard's "trademark" boots, chew, hat and gun belt, along with
family photos sparked memories for the many mourners at his funeral.


flag that was draped over the casket,
folded it military style and presented it
to his widow, Mary. He is also survived


by his son, Richard D. Robinson II;
daughter, Teresa Helmlinger and two.
grandchildren.


CERT training prepares you to help in emergencies


CERT training promotes a partnering
effort between emergency services and
the people that they serve. The goal is
for emergency personnel to train mem-
bers of neighborhoods, community
organizations or workplaces in basic
response skills. CERT members are
then integrated into the emergency re-
sponse capability for their area.
If a disastrous event overwhelms or
delays the community's professional
response, CERT members can assist
others by applying the basic response
and organizational skills that they


learned during training. These skills
can help save and sustain lives follow-
ing a disaster until help arrives. CERT
skills also apply to daily emergencies.
Previous emergency knowledge not re-
quired for participation.
Training will take place the evenings
of: Jan. 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16 and 17, from
6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday the 19th for
drill 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It all takes place
at the EMS Station 219 Training Room,
1050 Forestry Division Road, LaBelle.
CERT Training will teach partici-
pants to (but not limited to):


1. Describe the function of CERT
and their roles in immediate response.
2. Take steps to prepare themselves
for a disaster.
3. Identify and reduce potential fire
hazards in their homes and workplac-
es.
4. Work as a team to apply basic fire
suppression strategies, resources, and
safety measures
5. Apply techniques for opening air-
ways, controlling bleeding, and treat-
ing shock.
6. Conduct triage under simulated


conditions.
7. Select and set up a treatment
area.
8. Identify planning and size-up re-
quirements for potential search and
rescue situations.
9. Use safe techniques for debris re-
moval and victim extrication.
10. Describe ways to protect rescu-
ers during search and rescue.
If you are interested, please register
at: Hendry County Emergency Manage-
ment office at (863) 612-4700.


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December 17, 2007
NOTICE
BBC 2008-01
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Cle-
wiston, Ronda, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 1:30
p.m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston
Florida.
The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following proper-
bes located in the City of Clewiston:
1. Jerry Glover & Larry Ray, 712 Bowden Road
2. Darren N. Smith, 702 Bond Street
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526. Clewiston Code of Or-
dinances.
All persons interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Travis Reese, Building Official
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Continued From Page 6
The Storter Family goes back a
long time, all the way back to the
early 1920s when Donna's father,
Vance Storter, came to Ortona as a
child with his grandparents, Tom
and Mandy Williams, following
the death of his mother. At this
time, Ortona was known as Chai
Hai, pronounced as Shy-High.

Traffic hazards
and citations*

MOORE HAVEN In a town
with only two traffic lights, con-
sideration is being given to doing
away with one.
The Glades County Traffic Safe-
ty Team met on Feb. 1 to report
and discuss traffic citations, traffic
hazards and a well-planned safety
fair for all residents and visitors.
A recurring safety headache
is the traffic light at 10th Street,
which is not a fully functioning
green-yellow-red light. Instead,
it is a flashing yellow light most
of the day. However, during the
start and end of school hours it is
fully functional and this leads to
many near misses, members of
the safety team reported. Sgt. Kim
Hill mentioned that even traffic of-
ficers get conditioned to the flash-
ing light.
The results under such condi-
tions can be disastrous, Sgt. Hill
said.
"We get accustomed to it be-
ing a flashing yellow light," the
sergeant said. "It has nothing to
do with people being poor driv-
ers. They are conditioned to it,
and to not seeing its cycle."

Can the old motel in
town get a new life?

MOORE HAVEN The old mo-
tel on the west end of Moore Ha-
ven has been a defunct business
venture for a long time. It was too
large for the atea's needs and has
periodically been vacant. The in-
terior has seen better days, and
the outside could use a cosmetic
touch up.
It is possible the building could
have some new life put into it.
John Gadway of Homestead
purchased the Glades Inn last
May. He has completed another
venture off South Dixie Highway
in Naranja where he converted an
older motel into condominirrtis.
He would like to do the same in
Moore Haven.

Mahoney sends
message to county
in luncheon

In a videotape prepared for
the .Glades County Economic
Development Council's annual
luncheon, held Jan, 26 at Maine's
Best Seafood at the Port LaBelle,
Inn, freshman Congressman Tim
Mahoney pledged to work with
local officials to work to protect
the rural quality of life while help-
ing to find opportunities to help
Glades County thrive.
The Venus Democrat expressed
his regrets at being unable to at-
tend the luncheon, having visited
Glades County during the annual
legislative delegation luncheon
hosted by the EDC in November.
The former businessman and
entrepreneur said he ran for Con-
gress to help ensure America's
ability to compete and win in a
global economy.


March, 2007
Fire by Lake
Okeechobee burns
39,000 acres of land

GLADES COUNTY A brush
fire swept through a portion of
Glades County over the weekend
and continued into the week.
The fire, officials said, began
on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Old Sports-
man's Village, about five miles
south of Lakeport. Another fire
was started on Sunday east of the
Moore Haven canal.
The brushfires, in effect, ex-
tended all the way to Uncle Joe's
Fish Camp, near Liberty Point.
According to Florida Division
of Forestry Area Supervisor Tim
Elder, about 39,000 acres of land
will have been burned once the
smoke and ashes are cleared.
Mr. Elder said that in a natural
fire, the burning is usually caused
by lightning.
In this case, however, that
doesn't seem to be the case. Mr.
Elder said preliminary informa-
tion seemed to suggest that some-
one started the fire.

Man sentenced on
porn charges

FORT MYERS A former Lake-
port man was sentenced to 50
years in federal prison Monday
following his guilty plea on vari-
ous child pornography charges.
Michael James Tyler, 35, is cur-
rently being held in federal custo-
dy and is awaiting his assignment
to a federal penitentiary. Assistant
U.S. Attorney Yolande Viacava,
who prosecuted the case, said
Tuesday she was not sure when
that assignment would be made.
Once Tyler has served his
prison sentence he will be under
supervised release for the rest of
his life.
Tyler entered his guilty plea on
Oct. 2, and was adjudicated guilty
on Oct. 10. He was sentenced
March 5, for transporting material
involving the sexual exploitation
of minors, permitting or assisting
by a parent or legal guardian in
the sexual exploitation of a minor,
and using a minor to engage in
sexually explicit conduct for the
purpose of producing a visual de-
piction of such conduct.

Carnies caught
with drugs

MOORE HAVEN Within the
last several months the sheriff's
department has launched crime
prevention programs which have
resulted in arrests and works to
ensure an increased level of safety
for county residents.
The most recent operation was
conducted during Chalo Nitka
weekend, operation "Safe Chil-
dren."
The first part of the operation
was obtaining a list of employee
names from the carnival manag-
ers. Everyone scheduled to work
during Chalo Nitka was given a
background check. Employees
were checked to see if any were
registered sex offenders, or sexual
predators, and none were found.
However, the second part of
the operation was conducted to
see if any carnival workers were
selling or buying illegal drugs, a
much more pro-active approach
to weeding out crime.
The sheriff's department used
an,undercover method to mingle
with carnival employees, and this
resulted in four arrests.


Land Stewardship to
protect rural areas

MOORE HAVEN During the
county meeting on March 13, Ru-
ral Land Stewardship (RLS) was
introduced to the public.
The county has agreed to con-
sider this program that provides
incentives for landowners to par-
ticipate in long-term planning to
maintain rural land use, rather
than let it be subject to urban
sprawl with loss of agricultural
use, and with loss to natural re-
sources.
Lykes Bros. Inc'. owns the
258,633 acres under consider-
ation.
The stewardship area must
contain no less than 10,000 acres
as a whole. A large area is needed
to sustain environmentally sensi-
tive resources, ecosystems and
habitats, and to maintain the eco-
norpic value of agriculture, for-
estry, mining, fishing, hunting and
outdoor recreation.

Tagged panther
tracked through
Glades County Dies
after being hit on
Interstate 4

GLADES COUNTY Most of
the Okaloacoochee Slough State
Forest is located in southeastern
Hendry County off C.R. 832 -- it is
notably home to the Florida pan-
ther which is an endangered spe-
cies in the southernmost region of
the peninsula.
The Florida Wildlife Commis-
sion (FWC) closely monitors the
big cats by tracking their where-
abouts with radio transmitters.
The group had tracked a panther
who was killed March 21 along
Interstate 4.
The male panther that was
killed March 21 along 1-4 was
believed to be born in Okalo-
acoochee about four years ago.
He became known as FP130 and
was tagged and fitted with a radio
tracking device.
.FP130 had wanderlust and
lived up to the expectations of his
species by setting out to claim his
own territory and look for a mate.
The panther roamed throughout.
the' Florida plains, going largely
unnoticed by the human popula-
tion a panther sighting is rare.

April, 2007
Citizens discuss mail
delivery issues

GLADES COUNTY Most resi-
dents of Glades County are aware
'of the challenges that are incurred
when living in a mostly rural area.
You cannot just run to the grocery
store at a minute's notice, or drive
several blocks to the pharmacy.
These common things take some
planning, and involves putting ex-
pensive fuel in your vehicle.
If. the rural post office is not
able to deliver mail to your busi-
ness, you must get a post office
box, and plan your daily runs to
retrieve the mail if it contains time
sensitive documents or applica-
tions with deadlines. This may
sound like merely another both-
ersome chore, but to many busi-
nesses, medical professionals and
the disabled it may be a hardship.
Some may feel this is the price
you pay for a rural lifestyle, how-
ever this situation often occurs
within the city of Moore Haven,
the county seat.


Unwanted dog
thrown away

MOORE HAVEN Glades
County Animal Control and the
Caloosa Humane Society report
that on March 27, a young dog
was found dead and tangled with-
in the branches of pepper trees
along Riverside Drive next to the
Caloosahatchee River bank.
A photo of it showed the grue-
some details of the animal's death
- a scene unfamiliar to most
people, and to the untrained eye,
it seemed as though the dog had
been abused or mistreated.
Animal control officer, Da-
vid Cline has come across many
animals -that are abandoned, lost,
neglected or mistreated. He also is
responsible for collecting the dead
ones. He did not find any signs of
foul play on the remains, though
what he believes about the inci-
dent is disturbing.
"It was a dog somebody didn't
want anymore, and they meant
to throw it into the river, only it
ended up in the tree and they left
it there to die," Mr. Cline said.

County adopts plan-
ning ordinance

GLADES COUNTY Rural
Land Stewardship (RLS) is receiv-
ing further study and discussions
by Glades County commissioners.
The issue was a topic of discus-
sion at the April 10 meeting of the
Glades County Board of Commis-
sioners.
It is a concept to protect rural
land that is used for agriculture,
or is an environmentally .sensi-
tive area. It proposes to safeguard
against urban sprawl, which tends
to swallow up rural lands.
The county commissioners
want to carefully examine the
program before considering the
application submitted by Lykes
Bros. Inc.

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thanks teachers of
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The county is eager to move
on with the work because low
water levels in the lake have ex-
posed the muck, which will make
removal easier.

Property tax reform
could cripple
services

GLADES COUNTY Florida
Governor Charlie Crist and both
houses of the Florida Legislature
propose to cut property taxes. The
proposals could roll back tax rates
to 2001, or 2003. This loss could
result in reduction of many Glades
County services and the termina-'
tion of personnel.
Glades County's constitutional.
officers composed letters that
were sent to the governor and
legislative delegation in late April
asking for reconsideration in the
approval of such a measure.

Tax issue heavy
in commissioners'
minds

GLADES COUNTY The
Glades County' board of county
commissioners met May 8 to dis-
cuss the dire situation of. a pos-
sible roll back in property taxes
which has been introduced by
Gov. Charlie Crist-and the Florida
State Legislature.
At the last minute the state leg-
islature postponed making a deci-
sion to roll back taxes to 2001 or
2003. The regular session ended
in early May, but a special session
will take place June 12-22 in order
to finalize decisions for property
tax reform.
Glades County manager and
commissioners have grasped this
time to call for a special meeting
on May 21 at 4 p.m. They will
tell county residents and visitors
about an estimated 45 percent
reduction in the budget that will
eliminate approximately 20 coun-
ty positions, including ten full- and
part-time EMTs.
Main Street Moore
Haven met May 18


LAKEPORT Three teachers MOORE HAVEN The Marina
were recognized as Teachers of RV Park was the meeting site for
the Year for 2008 on April 19 in Main Street Moore Haven, an
Lakeport. Family, friends and col- agency which was designated in
leagues gathered at North Lake 2005 by the Florida Main Street
Estates for a banquet and award Advisory Committee and Florida's
presentation. The entire affair was secretary of state.
sponsored by 15_differerit busi-, GLocally, the Glades nesses; groups and individuals. 1.; Ecopiiomic. Development Council
The evening began with music oversees the program which has
from Reid Ellinger, and a patriotic helped revitalize old commercial
medley from Michael Hutchison. districts in other towns across the
Mazie Ford led with an invoca- country.
tion and opening remarks about
how God gave teachers special May, 2007
attributes. Crystal Drake followed
with her humorous reflections on Lake 0 sediment
the perils and joys of being a pub- removal begins
lic school teacher. mov


May, 2007
County moves on
lake sediment
removal

GLADES COUNTY -- On April
23 the Glades County Board of
Commissioners met and consid-
ered bids from contractors who
want the job of removing the sedi-
ment from the Okeechobee lake
bed near Harney Pond Canal.
The pilot project is funded by
South Florida Water Management
District, and the county will over-
see the removal of phosphorous-
laden sediment.


Ortona Library to sponsor 'Nature Walk'


The Ortona Community Li-
brary will sponsor a Literary and
Historical Nature Walk from 10
a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan.
5, 2008, at the Ortona Cemetery
on State Road 78. This is the first
program of "Exploring the Envi-
ronmental History of Florida," a
project funded in part by a grant
from the Florida Humanities
Council. The walk, discussions,
and presentations are free and
open to the public.
On a.walk through the cem-
etery, Larry Luckey and John
Beriault will talk the history of
the cemetery, including the pre-
Columbian earthworks that dis-
turbed its development, as well"
as the flora and fauna of the area.
Selections from Florida literature,.
related to those features, will be
read by Humanities Scholar Car-
ol Mahler.
John G. Beriault is the West


Coast Project Representative for
the Archaeological and Histori-
cal Conservancy of Florida. The
Conservancy's current projects
include the Okeechobee Battle-
field and the Ortona Canal, which
is part of the mound complex
in the adjacent Ortona Indian
Mound Park.
The Park is named for Larry
R. Luckey, who was instrumental
in its preservation and develop-
ment. He is an expert on Glades
County history and also serves as
the county's property appraiser.
A professional storyteller and
published writer, Carol Mahler
has served as Humanities Schol-
ar for many projects funded by
the Florida Humanities Council,
.including a previous program at
the Ortona Library, Glades Coun-
ty Public Library and the Moore
Haven Correctional Institution.
Ms. Mahler will also lead a


reading/discussion program at
the Ortona Community Library
at noon to 1:30 p.m., for four
consecutive Wednesdays, start-
ing on Jan. 9, as part of the grant
project.
Copies of the book to be dis-
cussed, "Paradise Lost? An En-
vironmental History of Florida,"
published by the University Press
of Florida in 2005 are available to
those who participate in the pro-
gram.
Two presentations will follow
the discussions. Dr. Jack Davis,
co-editor of "Paradise Lost?" will
speak about the history of the
Florida environment on Feb. 6,
and Dale Crider, a singer-song-
writer, will perform songs about
the Florida environment on Feb.
13.
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil is an independent, non-profit
organization and is the state affili-


ate of the National Endowment
for the Humanities. Each year,
FHC funds hundreds of public
programs throughout the state
that explore Florida's history,
folklore, environment, litera-
ture, music, and art. The Ortona
Community Library was among
numerous community organiza-
tions throughout the state to re-
ceive a grant that funds humani-
ties programs.
For more information about
the Literary Nature Walk or to
register for the reading/discus-
sionprogram, contact Fran Way at
(863) 675-7880 or franwayrn@
aol.com: For more information
about FHCgrants, contact Susan
Lockwood, Grants Director at
(727) 873-2011.or emailslock-
wood@flahum.org.


Glades County Library to host 'Food for Thought' series


GLADES COUNTY -- Glades
County Friends of the Library will
once again be sponsoring, "Food
for Thought." The twice monthly
program will offer informative
programs with varied topics.
Anyone interested in attending
any of the programs can bring a
lunch and enjoy and informative


presentation from noon until 1
p.m.
The programs scheduled for
the series for the first quarter of
2008 are:
Jan. 4, Jeff Barwick, Direc-
tor of the Clewiston Museum will
have the program.
Jan. 18, Kirby Sullivan will


tell of trips to Russia and Finland. Glades County Manager will give
Feb. 1, Angelica Pena, from an Update for Glades County.
the Glades County Health Dept. March 21, Dave Clemenson
will offer the program, "Changa- will tell about a trip to Alaska.
One Step at a Time."
O Feb. 15, Jeanette Peeples The sessions are sponsored

will have a Florida Cattlemen by Friends of the Library. They
program. will all be held at the library and
March 7, Wendell Taylor, the public is welcome.


LAKEPORT One of the worst
droughts in Florida history' has
lowered Lake Okeechobee water
levels to a near record low of 9.23
feet. While these dire conditions
have changed life for many Glades
area residents, it is an opportunity
for removing phosphorous laden
sediment from the dried lake bed.
The exposed muck will.be easier
to scrape away.

June, 2007-
Okeechobee
Hurricane

What is it like to survive when


two thousand perish within 'one
hour?
And which is worse, to endure
the perils or the disaster itself or to
engage in the operations of mop-
ping up, which inevitably must
follow, surrounded by death, de-
struction and desolation?
So begins the foreword to Will
E. Lawrence's classic book titled,
"Okeechobee Hurricane."
The late Mr. Lawrence was an
historian of no little note. He had
an active and varied part in the de-
velopment of the colorful region
of Okeechobee during the early
days of its reclamation.
In his historical book, Mr. Will
writes, "I lived through that in-
credible catastrophe which ex-
acted a loss of life exceeded only
twice in our nation's history. This
calamity occurred in a location so
isolated that the state's own gov-
ernor did not learn of its enormity
until three days later. So extended
and difficult was the terrain that
after six weeks the search for bod-
ies was discontinued with many
still unrecovered."
Lawrence Will writes that one
word describes the Okeechobee
hurricane, and that word is "Hell."
A raging inferno-of rolling, swirl-
ing waters, of shrieking, demoni-
ac winds, of lashing rain and dark-
ness, black and absolute. He goes
on to write that there were no
atheists that night on the shores of
Okeechobee!

July, 2007
Burn ban lifted with
exception of Muse
area

MOORE HAVEN Bob Jones,
the county's public safety director,
reported that the Florida Depart-
ment of Forestry has removed its
burn ban and recommended that
the county lift its ban, as well.
Mr. Jones made his recommen-
dation during the June 25th meet-
ing of the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners.
While commissioners seemed
in agreement with the recom-
mendation, the exception will be
the Muse area. Officials say the
Muse area is still very dry and, to
be safe, the burn ban will remain
in place in that area.
July, 2007
Hendry/Glades
Homeless Coalition,,.q
collects'data -

MOORE HAVEN Does a per-
son have to live under a bridge, or
push their belongings around in
an old shopping cart to be consid-
ered homeless?
This image of homelessness is
not always an accurate one. Ac-
cording to the Florida Heartland
Rural Consortia for the Homeless
(FHRCH), an individual is home-
less if they lack a fixed, regular and
adequate nighttime residence, or
has a temporary nighttime resi-
dence. This definition is specified
in Florida Statute 420.621.
Another media image of the
homeless portrays them clustered
in urban settings, and this is not
accurate either. There are inland
rural areas that are frequently
overlooked by government agen-
cies and charities for the home-
less because they focus on metro-
politan areas.
Erica Villafuerte is. the presi-
dent of Hendry/Glades Homeless
Coalition, which .is a member of
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nounced that the PGA TOUR
has surpassed its record of giving
to charity. Last year, the TOUR
raised $114 million. This year, an
astounding $123 million has been
given to various charities.
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been associated with giving. It is a
lesson that I have taken to heart.
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have recently embraced, it is be-
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my New Year's resolution is to
give more. If that means playing
more golf, so be it. I'll just have
to find more charity events and
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quality time with my loved ones.
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Sports News
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Lady Tigers to host
Soccer Clinic
The Lady Tigers Soccer Clinic is
holding registration now until Jan.
4. Apy player ages 4 through 15,
who are interested in improving
their skills and getting a chance
to work with the CHS Girls Varsity
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The soccer clinic focuses on basic
to advanced soccer skills.
The clinic will be held Jan. 5,
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I am fortunate and do okay.
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enough. However, there is so
much more that I can do in addi-
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I am a marketer, a manager,
and a creative thinker. I am a
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This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who
is listed here and who is
later found not guilty, or has
the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to in-
form the newspaper. We vill
confirm the information and
print it.
Western Palm Beach
County

Belle Glade
Lewis Starling, 48, of South-
west Avenue E, M.L.K. Boulevard,
Belle Glade, was arrested on Dec.
24, by PBSO on a warrant charg-.
ing him with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and ag-
gravated battery with a deadly
weapon. No bond was set.
Michael Walter, 23, of North
S.R. 715, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 25, by PBSO and
charged with fleeing and elud-
ing the police, resisting an officer
and driving without a license. No
bond was set.
Bryant Cooper, 23, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 25, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with ag-
gravated assault with a deadly
weapon and aggravated batters
with a deadly weapon. No bond
was set.
Tarvis Gilmore, 28, of South-
west Avenue I, Belle Glade, was-
arrested on. Dec. 26, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
burglary and lewd and lascivious
act on a person under 16 years of

Crime

Stoppers

The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following Want-.
ed fugitive as of
Dec. 27.
Theressa
Richardson, age.
53, is a black fe-
male with black
hair and brown
eyes. She is 5
feet, 9 inches tall Theressa
and weighs ap- Richardson
proximately 150
pounds. Her last known address
as on Southwest Fifth Street in
Belle Glade and she is also known
as Theressa Anderson and Ther-
essa fuqua,, ..
She is wanted for felony fail-
ure to appear battery resisting
police officer without violence
and violation of supervised own
recogniznace; aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon resulting in
bodily harm.
: 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.
nrimestopperspbc.com

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of contaminated
syringes
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida
department of Health (DOH) is
investigating an outbreak of blood.
ihfections associated with pre-
flled syringes contaminated with
the bacteria Serratia marcescens.
*atients use these syringes, con-
taining the blood thinner hepa-
tin, at home to flush and prevent
clotting in, IV lines and catheters.
Investigation by the Centers for
Disease. Control and Prevention
(CDC) has shown that some Sierra
pre-filled Heparin flushes with lot
#070926H are contaminated with
this organism.
Florida was one of the states
that received the contaminated
syringes, and cases have been
confirmed in several counties, in-
cluding Escambia, Duval, Volusia,
Hillsborough, Palm Beach, and
Polk. The number of counties with
cases is likely to increase as public
healthh officials continue this out-
break investigation.
The Department of Health par-
ticularly, stresses the importance
of preventing future infections by
raising awareness of the tainted
product. The DOH Bureau of Epi-
demiology has contacted hospital
infection control professionals,
county health departments, and
eight. distributors who serve the
state. The distributors of the drug
have voluntarily agreed to discon-
tinue release of the drug and have
contacted their clients who may
have received tainted product. In-
dividuals who may have used lot
#070926H of the Sierra pre-filled
heparin flush should immediately
stop using the flush and contact
heir healthcare provider for a re-
placement .supply. Additionally,
they should seek immediate medi-
cal attention if they develop a fever
or other signs of an infection.
DOH promotes, protects and
improves the health of all people
in Florida. To learn more about
DOH programs, including the Bu-
reau of Epidemiology, visit www.
doh.state.fl.us.


age. No bond was set.
Roman Baldwin, 23, of
Southwest Seventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 26,
by PBSO and charged with bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Josq Landin, 46, of Norwest
Avenue L, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 26, by PBSO and
charged with contempt of court-
violation of domestic violence in-
junction. No bond was set.
Derrick Kirksey, 22, of South-
west Thirteenth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 27,
by PBSO and charged with pro-
bation violation-grand theft. No
bond was set.
Jose Olivera, 20, of South-
west 16*h Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with burglary and larce-
ny. He was released on a surety
bond.
Amadeo Lopez, 32, of State
Road 715, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, carrying
a concealed weapon, resisting
an officer and smuggling contra-
band into a detention facility. No
bond was set.
Brandon Lamb, 24, of North-
east 22nd Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO and
charged with burglary. No bond
was set.
William Meredith, 35, of
State Road 715, Belle Glade, was,
arrested on Dec. 28,'by PBSO and
charged with probation viola-
tion-burglary and driving without
a license-habitual offender. No
bond was set.


Reginal Moore, 31, of North
State Road 715, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 29,by PBSO and
charged with fleeing and eluding
the police, amphetamine traffick-
ing, possession of marijuana and
resisting an officer. No bond was
set.
Andrew Harold, 21, of West
Avenue A, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 30, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with re-
sisting an officer, carrying a con-
cealed weapon and possession
of a weapon or ammo by a con-
victed felon. No bond was set.
Pahokee
Phillip Holmes, 47, of West
Sixth Street, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Dec. 24, by PBSO and
charged with trespassing posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and
resisting an officer with violence.
No bond was set.
Ralph Moore, 43, of Shirley
Drive, Pahokee, was arrested on
Dec. 27, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with possession of
a weapon or ammo by a felon
and burglary. No bond was set.
Denarius Jones, 19, of Eisenhow-
er Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
on Dec. 27, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with selling co-
caine-felony. No bond was set.
* Sirleander Nobles, 30, of Hol-
man Court, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Dec. 28, by PBSO and
charged with fraud and larceny-
$300-5,000. No bond was set.
South Bay
Andrew Mann, 24, of North--


west Ninth Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on Dec. 26, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
probation violation- trespassing
and resisting an officer. No bond
was set.
Johnny Mitchell, 30, of
Northwest Seventh Street, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 26, by
PBSO and charged with larceny-
$300-5,000. He was released on a
surety bond.
Demetrius Weston, 22,
of Southwest Seventh Avenue,
South Bay, was arrested on Dec.
29, by PBSO and charged with
possession of marijuana and traf-
ficking amphetamines. No bond
was set.
Clewiston
Julio Vega, 19, was arrested
Dec. 27, and charged on a war-
rant with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon without intent
to kill. Sgt. Aaron Angell was ar-
resting officer.
Romeo Diaz, 24, was ar-
rested Dec. 23, and charged with
aggravated battery causing bodi-
ly harm or disability. D/S Nathan
Kirk was arresting officer.
Jose Abarca, 19, was ar-
rested Dec. 24, and charged with
aggravated battery with bodily'
harm or disability. D/S Eddie Wil-
cox was arresting officer.
J.C. Davis, 27, was arrested
Dec.'24, and charged with open
container, aggravated battery
with bodily harm or disability
and robbery without a firearm or
weapon. D/S Nathan Kirk was ar-
resting officer.


Roadwatch


Prepared by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, South-
west Area Office; Ft. Myers. .
For additional information call
(239) 4614300.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive with
caution, courtesy, common
sense, and patience as they travel
through work zones. Remember,
speeding fines are doubled in
work zones.
Glades County
U.S. 27: From S.R. 78 to
north of Lykes Brother Road.:
Construction project -- This proj-
ect consist of milling and resur-
facing. Motorists should expect
lane closures. -Motorists are re-
minded to use caution and obey
the posted speed limhit as they
travel through this project. The


contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
S.R. 78: At Lake Port Road:
From Harney Pond Canal
going east to Charley Close
Road: Maintenance project -
- Crews will be taking a lane to
do shoulder work for the next 5
miles. Flagmen will be oh hand
to assist with traffic.
S.R. 78: From Sportsman
Village to south of Banana
Grove Road: Construction
project Work is underway to
construct a bike path. Motorists
should expect intermittent lane
closures with possible delays
while crews work in this area. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
C.R. 78A: At Ortona Road
(in the area of Ortona Sand):
Maintenance permit project
Crews are constructing a drive-
way; Motorists should expect in-


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roadway. Crews are excavating,
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FHRCH, and has been in exis-
tence for about one year. Ms. Vil-
lafuerte is also the director of SHIP
and she is familiar with the needs
of residents who have inadequate
shelter in Glades County.

Harney Pond
sediment removal
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MOORE HAVEN The Lake
Okeechobee area has been, en-
during a severe drought which
reduced water level to less than
nine feet.
The shoreline recessed, ex-
posing a vast stretch of dried sedi-
ment that South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
wanted removed from the lake
bottom.
This would be an opportunity
to help restore the natural sand
bottom, nurture native plants,
encourage fish spawning, and re-
duce phosphorous pollution.
SFWMD announced plans for
sediment removal in early spring.
They targeted several sites along
the northwest shoreline, one of
them being Harney Pond Canal
Recreation Area. Nearly $1 mil-
lion was provided by the district
to pay for the removal, and they
requested that Glades County
contract the extensive excavation
project.
Courthouse
evacuated July 10

MOORE HAVEN The Glades
County courthouse received a
slight scare when it was evacu-
ated Tuesday, July 10 because the
clerk of courts office received a
threatening letter in the mail.
"We received a letter ad-
dressed to the clerk of courts.
When a clerk read it at lunch time
she took it to a supervisor and
they immediately called court-
house security," commented
Joe Flint, Glades County clerk of
courts.
This was reported to the
Glades county Sheriff's. Office
abouti2:37 p.m.
The sheriff's office had the
courthouse evacuated and a pe-
rimeter was set up around the
building. Patrol cars were parked
at street intersections by. the
Wtiirthouse, and deputieti warned
drivers to keep away. Emergency
rescue vehicles were also on
standby.


August, 2007
Moore Haven's
largest yard sale
August 18

MOORE HAVEN On August
18, the Lions Club has planned for
Moore Haven's .largest yard sale
ever by the old Goodwill store on
U.S. 27 between Joey's pizza and
the Marathon station.
Members like Kirby Sullivan
and L.C. Roundtree would like for
everyone to donate items which
will generate funds for charitible
causes. It is fund raisers like this
that support guide dogs for the
blind and deaf, Ronald McDonald
House, camp for children with
severe vision problems and con-
tributes to an Moore Haven High
School scholarship fund

Yacht Center
fills marine void

River Forest Yacht Center in"
Stuart will expand with a sec-
ond facility in Glades County as
construction begins this fall on
a River Forest Yacht Center near
the Ortona Lock on the Caloosa-
hatchee River.
This location, conveniently lo-
cated near Fort Myers, will serve
Gulf Coast boaters with all the
amenities of the. original River
Forest location; including climate-
controlled storage options and the
exclusive RFYC Hurricane Club.

FPL seeks to recover
$34.5 million for
canceled plant

GLADES COUNTY Florida
Power and Light has filed a pe-:
tition to recover $34.5 million
incurred pre-construction costs
associated with their plans to
build% a clean coal power plant in
Glades County, according to the
-Florida Public Service Commis-
sion.
.This recovery of money spent
is called deferral accounting, and
is found in Florida statute 366.04.
Permission to begin the Glades
Power Park was denied by the
PSC in early June.
How will the money be col-
lected and from whom?

State briefs
on disaster
responsibilities

GLADES COUNTY The State


Emergency Response Team
(SERT) from Tallahassee sent a
representative to inform Glades
County public safety and emer-
gency- management of the re-
sponsibilites they must handle
should a disaster occur.
Glades County officials, how-
ever, said that not a lot can be
done with limited resources and
asked the visiting representative
how the county is expected to ad-
dress an emergency event. There
were few answers in the end.

Moore Haven fire
department earns
rating of five

MOORE HAVEN Glades
County Public Safety Difector Bob
Jones addressed the Moore Haven
city council on Aug. 21. He gave
details on the recent International
Organization of Standardization
(ISO) report on Moore Haven's
fire department capabilities.
The ISO statistics like the ones
listed in Moore Haven's report are
a source for insurance companies
to build their property and liability
risk coverage.

September, 2007
Juvenile curfew
ordinance proposed.
by sheriff

MOORE HAVEN The Glades
County Board of County Commis-
sioners met Aug. 27 and consid-
ered a juvenile curfew ordinance
which was recommended by
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon.
*The ordinance would comply,
with Florida Statute chapters 166
and 877. The curfew would be for
specific hours of the evening and
certain exceptions would be es-
tablished. Legal duties of parents
would be addressed, and penal-
ties would be determined within
the county ordinance.

Arrest made in May
11th home invasion

MOORE HAVEN On Monday,
Aug. 6, Regina Cora, 21, turned
herself in to the Glades County
Sheriff's Office in connection
with a home invasion May 11.
Two other suspects had been
arrested in the attempt to rob
farm workers of their wages that
ended almost deadly for the sub-
jects involved.
S C&ra was shot in the head and
leg during the home invasion and
had been in recovery until she
was well enough to return to the
sheriff's office.

Heartland counties
may create
transportation plan

MOORE HAVEN 'On Sept.
11, the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners listened
to a transportation plan that Flori-


da Heartland Economic Develop-
ment Initiative (FHREDI) is taking
quite seriously.
The plan was presented by
attorney Fred Busack who ex-
plained that for a long time urban
areas have taken advantage of
federal and state money given to
them for their Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization (MPO). This
is a transportation plan for areas
with a population of 50,000 or
more, and it is designed to fund
their short and long term travel
needs.

Moore Haven city
council addresses
issues

MOORE HAVEN -- The Moore
Haven city council met Sept. 18,
and listened to several updates on
reports on various projects involv-
ing the community.
There is a tentative project by
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School to request that the U-Save
grocery store allow a mural to be
painted on the back wall of the
store.
The school faces the back of
the U-Save building, and since
the store has improved the ap-
pearance of the back wall they
hope to have an attractive mural
painted on it.
Further plans and approvals
will have to be made with store,
city and school officials.
The Arcade building has been
.ruled in violation of the city's or-
dinance code, and thyeowner will
be fined $500 a day, according to
Steven Ramunni, city attorney.
The city council would like to
move forward with demolition,
but a few legal procedures re-
main to be taken care of.:,
Citycouncil members are wait-
ing for FEMA to attend their meet-
ings in ,order to find out what the
agency has decided with regards
to updating flood zone maps as it
pertains to insurance and safety.
Members affirmed that the
council would favor manda-
tory garbage removal for Glades
County, however the council un-
derstands that some regions of
the county do not want it mandat-
ed for reasons of cost, hardship or
narrow roads.

October, 2007
Moore Haven men
serve on missile
cruiser

MOORE HAVEN Delores
Dionne and Minnie Ford are lo-
cal ladies who have sons serv-
ing overseas. Ms. Dionne's son,
Travis Page, and Ms. Ford's son,
Dilangin Young, joined the United
States Navy in 2004.
They enlisted in the military's
buddy program, completed boot
camp together and are now on
board the USS Gettysburg de-
ployed in the Arabian Gulf, Both
of them are boatswains mates
on the 567-foot guided missile
cruiser.


Seminole Tribe
embraces education

BRIGHTON A dream came
true for the Elders of the Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida.
It was a long time in coming
after their ancestors found ref-
uge in the Everglades following
three wars in the 1800s. Over 160
years later, the Brighton Reserva-
tion planned and created a char-
ter school that continues the re-
vival of the Creek language. Oct.
4 marked the ribbon cutting cer-
emony at Pemayetv Emahakv's
grand opening.

Public library will
reprint history book

GLADES COUNTY -- At. the
county commissioners meeting
of Oct. 9, permission was given
to, the library board to reprint
copies of "Glades County, Florida
History." The copyright is held by
the county board of commission-
ers and' was originally published
more than 20 years ago.
"We have had numerous
requests for the book and they
are selling on eBay for $125," re-
ported Jeanette Peeples, library
board member.
Ms. Peeples went on to say
that there have been at least 200
requests for the reprints, and
later a revised edition may be
needed to correct some historic
information. Requests may be
left at the library.

One mile
of Caloosahatchee
river front

GLADES COUNTY -- Imagine,
a 176 acre parcel of land along
one mile of Caloosahatchee river
front in Glades County that could
be transformed into a regional
park.
That is exactly what planners
hope to construct if all local lead-
ers maintain an interest in the
project.
The land is on the north side
of the river, east of S.R. 29 before
it crosses the water, and can be
seen from Barron. Park in La-
Belle. An old oxbow borders the
western edge' of the proposed
park.

November, 2007
SFWMD may acquire
1,780 acres from QC

GLADES COUNTY 7- Repre-
sentatives from SFWMD were
present at the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
meeting Oct. 22.


Benita Whalen, Okeechobee
center director, announced' to
the county that the South Florid
da Water Management District
Governing Board will conduct a
public hearing in Key Largo to
decide if it needs to add a parcel
of Glades County to its work plant
of eligible projects.

Few jobs, housing
shortage, low wages ,

GLADES COUNTY On Oct'
29 the Glades County School;
Board, Glades County Board of
County Commissioners and the
City of Moore Haven met to dis-n
cuss mutual concerns, and t6
update one, another on continu,
ing issues.
-According to local officials,
the school district, sheriff's office
and community businesses hav,
trouble attracting new employ-
ees and new residents due to
shortage of affordable housing
and low wages.

City looks at
pedestrian ordinance.

MOORE HAVEN The Moore
Haven city council met Nov. 6
and examined the possibilites
for a new ordinance, considered
amending a current ordinance
and studied studied county wide ordi7
nance that will affect the city. ;
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon was
present to offer information. P
The council received a let!
ter of request from the Glades
County Community Traffic
Safety Team (CTST). If refers to
the ongoing problem of student
pedestrians choosing to ignore
the designated crosswalk, and
endangering themselves as they
attempt to stop traffic and walk
across a major four lane high-
way. The traffic team asked the
council to pass an ordinance ad!
dressing the problem.

Curfew Ordinance at;
Public hearing
Glades County -- The county
meeting of Nov. 13 saw a public
hearing for the Glades County Ju-
venile Curfew Ordinance which
was suggested by Sheriff Stuart'
Whiddon.
Chapter 877 of'Florida Stat-
utes authorizes counties to adopt
an ordinance that establishes a
curfew for minors and Glades
County is carefully considering
the measure.
.."The curfew is intended to
protect minors from harm and
victimization, to uphold the
well-being and safety of minors ,
and to decrease the crime and
violence committed by-'some
minors.


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Mary Ann Dotson is the human resources director of Glades
County. Recently the county received an award for Most Im-
proved Workplace Safety Performance for entities of 200-300
employees, which was presented by John Litton, chairman
Public Risk Management.


Safety
Continued From Page 1
Mary Ann Dotson received the
award for the county at a confer-
ence last June. She explained that
improving "safety precautions be-
gins with simple things like non-
slip safety strips inside the Glades
County courthouse, or reflective
strips painted over steps outside
the building.


Christmas
'Continued From Page 1
were distinctive.
By. this time the sky was be-
ginning to lighten above the bare
limbs of the red maples and cy-
press. I was almost sure there
was some slight
dark movements amongst the
limbs. I stood stark still, hardly
breathing for'fear I'd startle what-
ever it was. But nothing happened
so I simply stood there still as a
statue waiting and hoping.
I couldn't help but wonder
what had happened to the tur-
keys. After all, they'd been com-
ing regularly, almost daily, for
years. Yet, almost two weeks had
come and gone and nary a turkey
to be seen. I kept
putting out corn and couldn't


The walkway at the old jail's
sally port became slick when
slightly wet and it was remedied
when a non-slip coating was ap-
plied to the surface.
"It is hard for a small county to
do everything they need to. We
have made some good strides.
I am particularly proud of the
county," said Ms. Dotson.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


help but notice that most of it
stayed there in their favorite spot,
untouched, day after day. Last
night as I passed the corn bin on
the way to the wood pile I couldn't
help but grab a can full and throw
it out. The corn had not much
more than hit the ground when
I thought: supper for the coons.
Oh well.
I don't know how long I stood
in that one place staring at the spot
where I'd seen the dark move-
ments in the bare trees across the
pond. At least it was long enough
that the sky was beginning to turn
pink and an enormous ribbon of
blue hung just above the tallest
trees.
And then all of a sudden there
was this great spread of grey-
black wings rising up and over
the water headed straight for the
corn spot.
No sooner had that one made


INI/Nena Bolan
Pat Peeples,, left, hand makes patchwork clothing, bags and
quilts for Simply Sassy gift shop in Moore Haven. Kim Brown-
ing, center, stocks gourmet snacks, lotions and candles in
her shop of trendy accessories.


Shop
Continued From Page 1
visit. Simply Sassy is located at
401 S. Highway 27 next to Mick-
ey's Bait and Tackle. The store
hours are Monday-Friday from 10
to 5 p.m. The business phone is


a perfect landing when another
did the same thing until there
were five beautiful hens and a
very handsome gobbler, that
was, of course, the biggest of the
group. The hens got busy devour-
ing the corn but the gobbler ran
around like a "chicken with his
head cut off". But it wasn't long
before he decided he had to do
what gobblers do best. He spread
his tail fan, kept right on gobbling,
but not eating even one grain of
corn, marched 'round and 'round
those hens that just kept on eat-
ing the corn ignoring him. Finally,
apparently he became annoyed
that none of the hens were paying
any attention"to him so he strut-
ted back and forth among them
until feathers started flying.
They'd had enough. One by
one those hens trotted to the
pond and down the embank-
ment for a drink, of water after


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which each one stretched its lorig
neck up, spread its wide wings,
ran a short distance alongside the
water to get a running jump for
a take-off, then up and over the
pond in a perfect arc. At times,
turkeys seem to be laboring when
in flight, sorta like an overloaded
airplane, but I've never seen one
fail to make its destination across
the pond to the other side.
I should not have doubted that
they'd come for Christmas break-
fast but I was afraid theywouldn't.
Truth is, I'd been hearing shots off
and on for several days and was
afraid that perhaps some of them
would never return.
Again, I'd been a doubting
Thomas.


A true
ing 2007


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