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Title: Glades County Democrat
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Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
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Publication Date: January 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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GLADES COUNTY





EMOCRAT

Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, January 10, 2008 Volume 83, Number 29


Glades
at a Glance

Community 'Baby
Shower' event planned
Community Baby Shower in
Moore Haven on Jan. 15, from
11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the
Doyle Conner Bldg for expect-
ant mothers and mothers of ba-
bies up to I year old. This event
is sponsored by the Family Ser-
vice Network. If there are ques-
tions please contact Arlene Bet-
tencourt at (863) 675-8383.
Youth Athletic Assoc.
to hold meeting
The Glades County Youth
Athletic Association will be
holding a meeting on Tuesday,
Jan. 15, at 6 p.m., at the Con-
cession Stand at the ball field.
The purpose of this meeting
is to elect officers and discuss
the upcoming ball season. All
persons wanting to coach, vol-
unteer, or help out in any way
should attend this meeting. If
you have any questions, call
Jerri Lynn @ (863) 227-1201.
St. Joseph's
to hold fish fry
St. Joseph the Worker Cath-
olic Church will sponsor a fish
fry dinner on Jan. 18. The fish
fry will begin at 5 p.m. and last
until 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be
$7 per plate and it will be held
in the St. Joseph's Parish hall.
All monies received from the
sale will be used to purchase
food for St. Joseph's food pan-
try. The food pantry serves the
needed families in all of Glades
County.
Catholic Church adds
service in French
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
Catholic Church in Buckhead
Ridge, on S.R. 78 at Chobee
Loop, now offers Sunday Mass
in French, English and Span-
ish. Mass in French will be at
9:30 a.m.; English at 11 a.m.;
Spanish at 12:30 p.m. Religious
education classes are held in
English from 10 a.m. to 10:45
a.m. and in Spanish following
the 12:30 p.m. Mass.
Glades County
Gun Club Event
The Glades County Gun
Club will have a shooting event
on Saturday, Jan. 12.
It will take place at the
Glades County Sheriff's Gun
Range located north of the
Sheriff's office on S.R. 78. The
gates will open at 8 a.m.
There will be a club mem-
ber's shoot after the dew dries.
At 8:30 a.m. approximately,
there will be a short class on
gun handling and gun safety.

Lake Level

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Homeless survey volunteers needed


Hendry/Glades
Homeless Coalition
targets Jan. 26
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES/HENDRY -- The
Hendry/Glades Homeless Co-
alition will participate in a
Point In Time Survey, which
locates and counts the number
of homeless people within the
two counties.
This is a statewide effort
conducted in every county on


Saturday, Jan. 26. Once the
community documents the lo-
cation of homeless people it
will make it easier to improve
their quality of life and obtain
housing security, according to
Erica Villafuerte, coalition di-
rector.
The director mentioned that
the number of homeless in
2005 was five, but by 2006 it
had grown to 65.
"This could be never end-
ing. We need to get our hands
on it," she said.
Those who would like to
lend a hand can assist by iden-


tifying homeless hotspots or
geographic location for the
homeless or those who are at
risk of becoming homeless.
Also volunteers can help by
assisting with footwork on the
survey Jan. 26; or complete
surveys as part of an intake
process Jan. 21-26.
This homeless documenta-
tion will allow the coaliton to
seek state funds for a tempo-
rary shelter that will have sev-
eral uses, and to pave the way
for social services funds for the
homeless and those who are at
risk of being homeless.


Rodeo time!: Event at Brighton


INI/Nena Bolan
Specialized event
Calf roping is a specialized rodeo event requiring a spirited calf and animble footed
cowboy with a well trailed horse. This photo was taken on the last day of the rodeo.~n
Brighton, Glades County, Florida.


INI/Nena Bolan
A bay horse neighs for his companions at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena of Brighton
Reservation. A three day rodeo event was held by Professional Rodeo Cowboy As-
sociation.




Cowboy lives a rodeo life


Troy Lee Weekley is
back in the saddle

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
BRIGHTON -- The Ameri-
can sport of rodeo is thriving
in South Florida thanks to
contestants, fans and promot-
ers in the arena hub located
within Homestead, Davie and
Brighton.
It is a cultural and family
tradition from the wild west
and Old Florida. Troy Lee
Weekley inherited his love for
the rodeo life from his family
in Davie.


Troy Lee Weekley and his
team partner Cody Gornto
were contestants this past
weekend at the three day
PRCA rodeo at the Brighton
Reservation in Glades Cqunty.
Local folks and world trav-.
elers alike enjoyed the excite-
ment of thundering hooves,
hot dogs and rodeo clown
humor.
Mr. Weekley has had a ca-
reer in the events of calf rop-
ing, team roping and steer
wrestling. Eight years ago he
had to wrestle with a life al-
tering experience: He found
out he needed a kidney trans-
plant.
Luckily his dad, Troy Week-


ley, had a good match and the
younger Weekley received the
gift of a kidney. It was a suc-
cessful procedure, 'but there
was one problem.
The medical team advised
Troy Lee Weekley to give up
the rodeo life. That was a dif-
ficult thing for him to hear.
He was at a crossroads until
he learned about a profes-
sional basketball player in Mi-
ami who had gotten a kidney
transplant, too. As it turned
out the b-ball player contin-
ued his sport on the court.
That got Troy Lee Weekley
thinking perhaps a rodeo ath-
See Rodeo Page 18


Ms. Villafuerte would like for
volunteer prospects to contact
her office primarily by email at
ericav@MyGlades.com.
This will allow her to create
a log of contacts and plans can
then be made to meet briefly
before survery day begins. At
the meeting she can tell vol-
unteers what the coalition is
looking for and where they are
needed. Even if you can only
donate one hour it would be
worth it to Ms. Villafuerte.
The Hendry/Glades Home-
less Coalition meets once a
month and intends to have


an event on a monthly basis
such as having a food drive for
the local food pantry, serving
meals and having a toiletries
drive. The November drive for
toiletries was a successess, ac-
cording to Erica Villafuerte.
"It was really great. So much
was donated by both counties,"
said Ms. Villafuerte.
On Jan. 18 there will be a
fund raiser fish fry at St. Joseph
Catholic Church from 5 to 6:30
p.m. This will benefit the food
pantry and those who are in
See Homeless- Page


Traffic team



& FDOT plans


Car seats, teen
awareness, and
speed limits
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY The
Glades County community
traffic safety team met at 10
a.m. at the public library in
Moore Haven on Jan. 3 and
discussed a teen outreach
grant, car seat use, and a re-
duction in speed limit on S.R.
78 where two corrections fa-
cilities are located.
Glades Health Department
has reported 'that car seat edu-
cation for parents has begun
locally. Parents, guardians
and grandparents of child


passengers should know that
car seats are available for $10
through the health depart-
ment, and instructions on
their installation and use are
taught as.well.
The health department of-
ficials will begin a car seat
awareness program at local
child care facilities. On Jan.
11, at 7 a.m. the department
will be at Glades County Child
Development Center located
at the Booker T. Washington
School building to inform
parents about car seat safety.
Then on Jan. 14 at 7 a.m. they
will be at Redlands Christian
Migrant Association (RCMA)
located at Moore Haven El-
ementary School. Then the
See Traffic Page 18


Grassy Run


welcomes home


winter ducks


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades County
Democrat
First rays of a January sun
streaked through the bare cy-
press across the pond in sharp
unbroken slices. The water
was still and the sky was an
endless dome of cobalt blue.
Mirrored trees appeared as
fine etchings in the still pew-


ter water, and I watched in
awe trying to take pictures in
my mind that would not fade.
Suddenly, a long, raucous
squawk broke the morning's
silence followed by a loud wa-
tery plop! Ducks! Two of them
hit the water ... not quietly.
One was pure white, the other
gleaming black. They lost no
See Run Page 18


INI/Nena Bolan
Mr. Weekley gets ready for the events to begin at the Fred Smith
Rodeo Arena in Brighton.


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South Florida adopts One-day-a-week watering


Regional
water levels
in seasonal decline

WEST PALM BEACH -- For
the first time in the agency's
,history, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
today declared an extreme Dis-
'trict-wide water shortage, di-
rectly affecting more than five
;million South Florida residents
and thousands of farms and
,businesses. At its monthly meet-
ing, the District's nine-member
Governing Board adopted a
groundbreaking water short-
age order, instituting a one-
day-a-week watering schedule
,for residential landscape irriga-
tion to conserve regional water
supplies. Landscape irrigation
,accounts for up to half of all
household water consumption
,n Florida and totals more than
seven billion gallons per day
'nationwide.
"The order represents the
'most stringent landscape irriga-
tion measures that this agency
'has ever had to impose, but
.we believe it will significantly
:help to protect and stretch
our regional water supplies,"


said SFWMD Governing Board
Chairman Eric Buermann. "We
appreciate the public's under-
standing and compliance with
these necessary restrictions
that will result in measurable
water savings."
Highlights of the Modified
Phase Ill water shortage order,
which will be enforced begin-
ning January 15, 2008, include:
Residents and businesses of
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Hendry and
Glades counties are limited to
a one-day-per-week landscape
irrigation schedule with two
"watering windows."
Odd street addresses may ir-
rigate lawns and landscapes on
Mondays between 4 a.m. and 8
a.m. or 4: p.m. and 8 p.m.
. Even street addresses may ir-
rigate lawns and landscapes on
Thursdays between 4 a.m. and
8 a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Residents and businesses
with more than five acres have
expanded irrigation hours, be-
tween midnight and 8 a.m. or
4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on their
designated irrigation day.
Residents and businesses
in Lee and Collier counties are
limited to one-day-a-week wa-


tering during specific four-hour
"watering windows" directly
associated with their unique
street addresses (page 3 of this
PDF).
Hand-watering with one
hose fitted with an automatic
shut-off nozzle is allowed for 10
minutes per day for landscape
stress relief and to prevent plant
die-off.
Low-volume irrigation, in-
cluding the use of drip and mi-
crojet systems that apply water
directly to plant root zones, is
not restricted but should be vol-
untarily reduced.
Additional watering days
and times will be allocated for
the establishment of new lawns
and landscapes.
No restrictions apply to other
outside water uses, such as for
car and boat washing, pressure
cleaning of paved surfaces,
decorative fountains and water-
based recreation (e.g. swim-
ming pools, water slides).
Golf courses must reduce
their allocated water use by 45
percent.
"Our lawns do not need to
be watered more than once a
week during the dry season,
and with seasonal rainfall to
help, it should be more than


enough to maintain a healthy
lawn," added Buermann.
The new, mandatory restric-
tions apply to all water from tra-
ditional sources, including wa-
ter from public utilities, private
wells, canals, ponds and lakes.
Users of 100-percent reclaimed
water are exempt from the re-
strictions but are encouraged to
conserve water voluntarily.
Because jurisdiction in cer-
tain counties is shared with oth-
er water management districts,
the SFWMD has coordinated
with these, agencies to simplify
implementation and enforce-
ment. Residents of Orange and
Osceola counties should ad-
here to any water restrictions
set by the St. Johns River Water
Management District. Residents
of Polk, Highlands, and Char-
lotte counties should adhere to
the water restrictions set by the
Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District. However, golf
courses, nurseries, and agricul-
tural users District-wide should
follow SFWMD .water use re-
strictions.
Restrictions Make a Differ-
ence Implementing water use
restrictions has already proved
effective during the continued
regional water shortage. Based


on data reported by 46 public
water utilities in Broward, Palm
Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Col-
lier, Lee and Miami-Dade coun-
ties, an estimated 11.7 billion
gallons of potable water was
saved since March 22, when re-
strictions first went into effect,
through June 30. Savings were
most pronounced on non-wa-
tering days. For example, one
day per week landscape irriga-
tion restrictions instituted ,in
Broward and Palm Beach coun-
ties saved an estimated 130 mil-
lion gallons a day of potable
water.
Current Conditions
Surface water and ground-
water levels across much of the
District remain unseasonably
low and already are showing
signs of decline with the start
of the dry season in Novem-
ber. The water level in Lake
Okeechobee, the source of wa-
ter for the Florida Everglades
and the primary back-up water
supply for five million South
Floridians, is at its lowest el-
evation ever recorded for the
month of December. At 10.16
feet above sea level this morn-
ing, the lake level already is so
low that water from the lake


cannot be used to replenish
the regional supply. Even with
average dry season rainfall, wa-
ter managers expect the lake
level to drop over the coming
months below its all-time low
of 8.82 feet above sea level, re-
corded on July 2, 2007. ( Click
here to view chart of Lake 0
low levels and Hydro Graph of
Lake 0)
"Our water resources are all
interconnected and our goal is to
ensure we have sufficient water
to meet regional demands dur-
ing the dry season," said Carol
Ann Wehle, executive director
of the SFWMD. "With a full six
months of dry season weather
ahead of us and the subsequent
water level declines that are
typical of South Florida's winter
and spring, we are heading into
uncharted territory."
For additional information
on the water shortage, irrigation
restrictions or water conserva-
tion, call the SFWMD's toll-free
Water Conservation Hotline at
1-800-662-8876, visit www.sf-
wmd.gov or contact a regional
SFWMD service center. Helpful
water conservation tips also are
available at www.savewaterfl.
com. (Click here for Q & A)


Tourism Business Summit invites business community


MOORE HAVEN -- If you
town a tourism-related business
'in Hendry or Glades County,
'or are contemplating starting
*one, please plan to attend the
'next joint Hendry/Glades Tour-
ism Business Summit, slated for
Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 until 8
Jp.m. in the Doyle Conner Build-
ing, Moore Haven.
' The groundwork has been
established, preliminary ideas
:iave been exchanged, and the
tourism influenced businesses
4and industries of Hendry and


Glades County are ready to take
the next step. The second ses-
sion of the partnership program
will allow additional partners to
join the group and finalize our
plans for the future. You are
asked to attend and to bring
at least one additional friend,
worker, or fellow business in-
terested in being a part of this
pioneering effort. By working
together as one rather than as
rivals, the tourism market can
reach an all time high at a time
it is becoming a necessity. The


Hendry/Glades Tourism Sum-
mit is just the start of what has
the potential to be a partnership
team unlike any unveiled in our
area.
Attendees will be given an
opportunity to discuss trends,
issues, as well as their personal
businesses while continuing
to build a network and finding
other members from the tour-
ism industry to form new busi-
ness partnerships. This is a great
opportunity to step forward
as leaders of your economic


community and help build
the Hendry/Glades area into a
destination "hotspot". When
your business wins, the indus-
try wins and your community
wins. Please attend and join the ''
team!
Bring any promotional items,
that you would like to pass out
to fellow attendees.
Please RSVP to: Sean Moore,
(863) 517-0097 or spmoore@
fgcu.edu or Tracy Whirls, (863)
946-0300 or twhirls@glades-
countyedc.com.


Palm Beach company sued for deceptive.check solicitations


a TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney
General Bill McCollum an-
nounced that his office has sued
a Palm Beach County company
-alleging the company engaged
In deceptive business practices.
iBoca Raton-based Directory
0 99W, LLC tsent,;solicitati, ltsl
consisting of flyers anai atccom-
riri ing;checks for $3.25 to lusi-
.nesses and to other consumers,
advertising more prominent
,placement on an internet-based
telephone directory. The Attor-
ney General lawsuit alleges that
the checks did not sufficiently
disclose that cashing them
would cause consumers to be
billed a monthly charge directly
to their telephone bill or bank
account.
Businesses should never at-
tempt to prey on consumers
through misleading or unclear
advertising, said Attorney Gen-
eral Bill McCollum.
The Attorney Generals Office
will continue to enforce the laws
that prohibit deceptive business
practices and protect our citi-
zens from being victimized.
Although the company has
ceased sending the problematic
solicitations, the lawsuit claims
Directory Billing continues to
collect the monthly charges.
Nationwide, more than $10 mil-
lion has been collected from the
monthly charges of $29.95 or


$34.95. Investigators with the Trade Practices Act, which pro-
Attorney Generals Economic hibits deceptive or misleading
Crimes Division received com- business practices. Penalties for
plaints from business consumers violating the act include fines of
and at least one nonprofit cornm- $10,000 per violation or $15,000
pany who had been unaware if the victi is a senior citizen
of the charges and authorities
belv many r rcnsimers
are unaware that they are being '
billed on' a monthly basis for an
internet directory listing which'
is not affiliated with their phone
company.
The complaint questions
how consumers could know-
ingly pay hundreds of dollars
to be listed on an internet-
based phone directory when
that directory cannot be read-
ily found without first knowing
the specific website address.
The Attorney Generals Office is
also concerned that a monthly
charge in the name of Direc-
tory Billing, when appearing on
a business telephone bill could
easily go unnoticed because it
would sound like a charge from
the consumers telephone com-
pany. Business and nonprofit
corporations are strongly urged
to check their phone bills and
bank account statements from
Jan., 2004 through the present,
and to report any unauthorized
or unrecognized charges to the
Office of the Attorney General.
The lawsuit was filed under
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Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following wanted fugitive as of
Jan. 3, 2008.
Freddie Britton, age 26, is
a black male with black hair
and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 8
inches tall and weighs approxi-
mately 185 pounds.
He is wanted on felony: Five
counts of forgery (checks); five
counts of uttering a forgery
(checks); five counts of grand
theft; organized scheme to de-
fraud.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com


Courtesy photo/PBSO
Freddie Britton


Arrest Report


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 will
confirm the information and
print it.
Western Palm Beach
County

Belle Glade
Henry Boyd, 35, of West
Canal South, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 2, by PBSO and
charged with a non moving traf-
fic violation, driving while license
suspended as a habitual offender.
Bond was set at $3,000.
James Samuels, 19, of South
West Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 2, by DOC Pro-
bation and charged with violation
of probation, street violation, pos-
session of cocaine, dealing in sto-
len property. No bond was set.
Pahokee.
Darrell Lakieth Robinson, 30,
of Pelican Lakes, Pahokee, was
arrested on Jan. 2, and charged
with failure to appear for misde-
meanor offense, driving while li-
cense suspended. No bond was
set.
Jesse Smith, 24, of Padgett
Circle, of Pahokee, was arrested
on Jan. 2, and charged with bur-
glary of conveyance, petit theft,
dalingAit stolen property, do-
mestic battery, aggravated stalk-
ing, false imprisonment, burglary
of dwelling, grand theft, dealing
in stolen property. No bond was
set.
Bradley Davis, 18, of Bay Bot-
tom Road, Pahokee, was arrested
on Jan. 2, and charged with bat-
tery on detention staff. Bond was
set at $3,000.
South Bay
Larry Brown, Jr., 51, was ar-
rested on Jan. 2, and charged with
failure to appear for misdemean-
or offense, driving while license
suspended. No bond was set.
Robnesha Williams, 19, of


South West Fifth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Jan. 2, and
charged with Violation of Proba-
tion, Grand Theft, attempt to flee
or elude police. No bond was set.
Raymond Perry, 18, of Coco-
nut Court, South Bay was arrest-
ed on Jan. 2, and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill,
discharging firearm from vehicle.
Bond was set at $20,000.
Clewiston
Clewiston
Edward Gene Lanier, 36, was
arrested Jan. 5 and charged as a
fugitive from justice in state on a
Glades County warrant for viola-
tion of probation. Jeanette Moore
was arresting officer.
Dedrick Lamar Kelly, 22,
was arrested Jan. 5 and charged
with open continer, resisting ar-
rest/obstruction without violence,
synthetic narcotic-possession
with intent to sell, manufacture
or deliver, marijuana-possession
with intent to sell, manufacture
or deliver and drugs-possession
of marijuana over 20 grams/con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription. D/S Larry Preece was
arresting officer.
Bacilio Lara-Morales, 26, was
arrested Jan. 6 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation-op-
eration of a motor vehicle without
a valid driver's license, possession
of cocaine, possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams,,.p.Q.56&
sion of narcotics equipment and
as fugitive from justice Failure to
Appear Collier County warrant.
D/S Nathan Kirk was arresting of-
ficer.
Delilah Latrice Logan, 29,
was arrested and charged with a
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Malqueen Powell was arrest-
ing officer.
Warren Jason Williams, 22,
was arrested Jan. 2 and charged
with VOP: felony or controlled
substance. Jeanette Moore was
arresting officer.
Eugene Eugene Hunter,
Jr. 56, was arrested Jan. 1 and
charged on a warrant with FTA:
felony offense. D/S Nathan Kirk
was arresting officer.


Submitted photo/HCSO
Articles used in the cultivation of marijuana were seized as
well as a number of large marijuana plants after county inves-
tigations proved evidence of a grow house operation.


Grow house


busted in LaBelle


HENDRY COUNTY -- Sher-
iff Ronnie Lee announces the
search of a marijuana grow
house located on Twig Court
in LaBelle on Wednesday after-
noon, Jan. 2. The search was
the result of an investigation
conducted by members of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Division
in a continuing Marijuana Eradi-
cation Operation.
During a search of the resi-
dence, located on Twig Court


in Port Labelle, seized were
numerous large live marijuana
plants and several items of nar-
cotics paraphernalia used for
the growing and cultivation of
marijuana.
These items included mari-
juana grow lights, power trans-
formers, electrical equipment,
fertilizers water filtration sys-
tems and growing medium.
This is an ongoing investiga-
tion with pending arrests to fol-
low.


Sheriff appointed to drug

enforcement committee


Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
ald E. Lee has been appointed
to the National
Sheriff's As-
sociation Drug
Enforcement
Committee. He
formerly served
on the "Stan-
dards and Eth-
ics/Education
and Training
Ronald Committee" of
E. Lee this associa-
tion.
.The National Sheriff's Asso-
ciation with 23,000 members, is
located in Alexandra, Va., and
represents 3,100 elected sheriffs
across the United States.
This association serves as
the clearing house for local and
national law enforcement and
provides management training
for sheriffs and their command
personnel in all areas of law
enforcement, including school
safety and court security.
Sheriff Ronald E. Lee, Sr. has
been involved in city, county
and state law enforcement for
38 years, having served as chief
of police, city of Clewiston, in-
vestigator with the State Attor-


ney's Office in the 20 Judicial
Circuit of Florida, and sheriff of
Hendry County.
Sheriff Lee retired from the
United States Marine Corps Re-
serve with the rank of Master
Sergeant. Sheriff Lee is a gradu-
ate of the National Sheriffs' In-
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Mar KMrs. Harris was born May 9,
Mary K. 1916 at Kingsland, Ga. His par-
Chancy ents were Burkie R. and Helena
Mary K. Chancy, age 62, of Nightengale Morris. She was re-
Clewiston, died Dec. 25, in Tam- tired from United States Sugar
pa. Corp. She became the first lady
She was born May 4, 1945 at tractor driver to work for U.S.
Chattanooga, Tenn., to Clifford Sugar in the 1950's.
and Lelia Eva "Proffitt" Lance. She was preceded in death by
She resided in Belle Glade prior her husband, Frank Harris; son,
to moving in 1979 to Clewiston. Sherman Lee Harris; brothers,
She worked for several years as Lemuel Harris, Jr., Lester Mor-
a salesperson with Rawls Real ris, Burnell Morris and Abraham
Estate and Johnson Prewitt En- Morris.
gineering, retiring in 2006. She Mrs. Harris is survived by
was a member oJ Evangel As- granddaughters, Patricia Den-
sembly of God Church. nard (Earl), of Port. St. Lucie,
Survivors include her hus- Lauvenia Harris Johnson, Ki-
band, Don Chancy; sons, Tom leen, of Texas; grandson, Leroy
(Shelley) Chancy, Tampa, Chris Harris (Matilda) of Miami; great-
(Erin) Chancy, Shawnee, Kan- grandchildren, Quandshondra
sas; daughter, Katherine (Kathy) Dennard Walters (Kriss) of Mi-
Lolar, Clewiston; sisters, Pat ramar, Tarhonda Dennard of
Sloan; Madisonville, Tenn., Betty Port St. Lucie, Leron Johnson,
Gunderson, Flat Rock, Ala. and VA., Lawondra Dennard De
five grandchildren. sire (Gerard) of Port St. Lucie,
Funeral services were held LeAnte' Johnson of Houston,
Funeral services were held An n ea f
Saturday, Dec. 29, at Evangel As- Texas, Quandra Dennard of Port
sembly of God. Reverend Gary St. Lucie, Naykia Harris, Stephen
sembly of God. Reverend Gary N
Corley officiated. Interment fol- Harris, Daniel Harris, and Neysa
lowed in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Harris all of Miami; great great
lowed in Ridgelawn Cemetery. grandchildren, Carabel, Gernei-

rials to Glory of Zion in care of sha, Gervaris, Gervon "Peter
Children of Destiny at P.O. Box Rabbit" and Gerard Desire, all
120607, West Melbourne FL of Port St. Lucie,. Krisshannti
32912-0607 for the ministry of Walters, Miramar, Taniya John-
Autism.32912-0607 for the ministry son, Houston, Texas; brothers,
Autism. Elis Morris, Bennie Morris, New
All arrangements were under Elis Morris, na Beah, Kenneth Morris,New
the direction of Akin Davis Fu- Miami, Rayfield Morris, Miami;
neral Home, Clewiston. sisters, Etta Walker, Wood-
stown, N.J., Genevieve Inman,
Harry Colledge New Smyrna Beach, and Gussie
Dye Davis, Miami; brother in law,
R.C. Thompson, Miami; sister in
Harry Colledge Dye, age 80, law Bessie Morris, and Nevada
of Clewiston died Dec. 25, 2007 Morris, New Smyrna Beach,
in LaBelle. Eula Morris, Miami, Rith Morris,
He was born March 1, 1927 Kingsland, GA., and Christine
in Bristol, Va. Mr. Dye was the Morris, Woodstown, N.J.; along
son of Isaac Newton and Etta with many nieces nephews and
(Thomas) Dye. He was a vet- cousins.
eran of the Navy. He served 7 Visitation was Friday, Jan.
years during and after WWII. 4, at Akin Davis Funeral Home,
He was a retired steel worker Clewiston.
with Bethlehem Steel after 32 Funeral services were Satur-
years. day, Jan. 5 at The Greater Friend-
Survivors include a sister, Ge- ship Baptist Church of Clewis-
neva McCray of Bristol, Va.; niec- ton with Rev. Gregory McNealy
es, Gail Wiseman, Clewiston, officiating.
Kathy Richardson, Burdstown, Interment followed at the Or-
Tenn.; nephews, Craig Plunk, tona Cemetary, Moore Haven.
Burdew, N.C., Michael Spears, All arrangements were under
Louisville, Ky., Harry Spears, the direction of the Akin Davis
Tommy Spears, and Jerry Spears Funeral Home, Clewiston.
all of Clewistpi ;
Services vft held Sattlurday,
Dec. 29, at Ridgelawn Cemeter i 4i'a .
with Rev. Dave McClusky of Cal-: atterson
vary Baptist Churoh officiating. R o n a I d
All arrangements were under Wayne Patter-
the direction of Akin Davis Fu- son, age 51, of,
neral Home, Clewiston. Clewiston. died


Cassell
Harris
Cassell Harris, age 91, of Port
St. Lucie, formerly of Clewiston,
died Dec. 26, 2007 at St. Lucie
Medical Center, Port. St. Lucie.


Sunday, Jan. 6,
2008 in Tampa.
He was born
Nov. 12, 1956 in
Ft. Myers to Da-
vid LeRoy and
Jannice Den-
ney Patterson.


Ronald
Wayne
Patterson


He worked for Clewiston High
School and the Hendry County
School Board for 23 years and
had attended the Calvary Bap-
tist Church in Clewiston. He is
survived by his wife of 27 years,
Charlotte Patterson; two daugh-
ters, Wendy Ann and Amy Lynn
Patterson, all of Clewiston; his
parents, D.L. and Jannice Pat-
terson, Dade City; four siblings,
Brenda Sue McCormick, Wes-
ley Chapel, Nancy Gail Bethea,
Clewiston, Richard Allen Pat-
terson, Dade City, Kathy Lynn
Mincey, Polk City; and numerous
nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were held on Wednes-
day, Jan. 9, at the 301 Chapel of
Hodges Family Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Floral Mem-
ory Gardens. Friends may call
one hour prior to service time at
the funeral home.

Richard James
Raby


Richard James Raby, age 54, the dire
of West Palm Beach, passed neral Ho
away, Dec. 28, 2007. Mr. Raby
was born July 26, 1953 to Henry
and Ethel Raby in Franklin, N.C. Alene
He was a talented musician and Ward
an avid chess player. He had an
easy smile, a. traveler's spirit, Alene
and a believer's faith in God. of Lakel
He had been a resident of West Haven,
Palm Beach for the past three 2007 in
years, but he called many cities July 24,
home including, Pahokee, New Mrs. Wa
Orleans, La., and Albuquerque, being a'
N.M. her child
He is preceded in death by She spei
his father, Henry Raby. grandch
He is survived by his son, Eric children
(Alecia) of Palm Beach Gardens; was alo
mother, Ethel Raby of Welling- Baptist C
ton; sisters, Maxine Moon of She i
Corinth, Miss., and Carlene (Bar- her pare
nie) Walker of Wellington. In her par
addition, he is survived by four and Blar
grandchildren Derrious of Clew- sisters; 1
iston, Eric II, Emeril and Natalia son; daiu
of Palm Beach Gardens; two sons, La
nieces, Penny (Danny) Smith of She
Orlando, arid Sheila Stadler of Nathan
Leesburg; a nephew, Dr. Bryan Alva; da
(Melissa) Moon of Greenville, Dotson
S.C., six great nieces and three children
great nephews. Snapp,
A memorial service was held Dotson,
Dec. 30, 2007 at the Westgate mie Do
Tabernacle in West Palm Beach. Celeste
Bishop Avis Hill officiated the Dotson,
service. A graveside service will and Dav
be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 tion she
a.m. at the Ridgecrest Baptist n
Cemetery in Franklin, N.C. with grandch
Rev. Johnny Raby officiating. grandch
Memorials may be made to The great gr
Salvation Army of West Palm other re'
Beach, 2100 Palm Beach Lakes Funei
Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33409. side on
Paynes
Charles Randall ing Gree
lery offi
Teele All ar
Charles Randall Teele, age the dire
59, of Clewiston, died Dec. 27, neral Ho


2007 in Cape Coral.
He was born Sept. 15, 1948
in Fort Lauderdale, the son of
James Timridge and Iris Faye
(Frost) Teele. He served during
Vietnam in the U.S. Army.
He was a mechanic-welder,
employed by Southern Gardens
Citrus.
Mr. Teele is survived by his
wife, Frances (Jumper) Teele;
six sons, Charles "Randy" Teele,
Jr., Jason Teele, Shane Bryant,
Danny Bryant, Billy Walker,
Shelby Bryant; daughters, Gen-
try Bryant, Tisha Walker; broth-
ers, Frank Teele, Ray Teele, Mi-
chael Teele; sister, Britta Goins
and numerous grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Dec. 29, at Akin Davis
Funeral. Home, Clewiston. Rev.
Arlen J. Payne officiated. Inter-
ment followed in Big Cypress
Cemetery, Big Cypress Reserva-
tion..
All arrangements were under


action of Akin Davis Fu-
ome, Clewiston.


Durrance


e Durrance Ward, age 97,
and, formerly of Moore
passed away Dec. 31,
Lakeland. She was born
1910 in Bowling Green.
rd spent most of her life
wife and mother, raising
Iren in a Christian home.
nt a lot of time teaching
ildren and great-grand-
.about the Lord. She
ng time member of First
Church of Moore Haven.
s preceded in death by
ents, Benjamin Jackson
nche (Hicks) Durrance.;
husband, Nathan E. Dot-
ighter, Velma Wyse; and
rry and B.J. Dotson.
is survived by a son,
Kelly (Deb) Dotson of
ughter in law, Elizabeth
of Moore Haven; grand-
, Sally Perryman, Sandy
Sherry Dotson, Bonnie
Timmy Dotson, Tam;
*tson, Michael Dotson,
Dotson, Kellie Lynn
Steve Kelly Dotson, '
'id Lee Dotson. In addi-
is survived by 14 great
ildren; nine great-great
ildren; two great-great-
andchildren and many
latives and, friends.
ral services were grave-
* Saturday, Jan. 5, at
Creek Cemetery, Bowl-
en, with Rev. Sherrill Til-
ciating.
rangements were under
ction of Akin Davis Fu-
)me, Clewiston.


Stutts birth
Wade and April of Clewiston
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Olivia Rhonda
Grace,
"She was born on Dec. 27,
2007 at Glades General Hospi-


tal in Belle Glade. She.yiwighed.;
seven pounds, five ounces and,
was 20 inches long at birth.
Olivia was welcomed home,.
by sisters Nicole, Dannielle and'
Ann Marie.
Maternal grandparents are,
Larry and MIarilyn Flick of Co-O
burg, OR.


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Painted Bunting is a joy of January


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades County:
Democrat
January moved in with a
promise of two freezing nights
and its promise was kept but a
bright and crackling fire in the old
Franklin kept the cold at bay.
The cardinals paid no atten-
tion to the temperature as they
swooped in from the hammock
where giant oaks and palms af-
ford wonderfully effective cover.
When more than two come at
one time they're usually not very
gracious to each other, neverthe-
less they return time and time
again, of course, not staying very
long each time. It seems as though
they make a well-aimed pass at
the feeder countless times knock-
ing each other to and fro. Then
they flit from the open porch floor
to the bird bath, and back again
to the swinging feeder. I've been
wondering if they'd like a station-
ary feeder better.


As spectacular as the redbirds
are and as happy as we are to
have them here, more or less, all
year, it's that brilliant little bit of a
bird, barely five inches long from
the tip of his tail to the tip of his
beak, that makes the gloomiest
day glorious The painted bunting
(Passerina ciris) has made his
appearance extra early this year.
Not even a week into this New
Year and here he is! So now if
we're lucky -from several stand-
points-he and his sweetheart
will probably stay 'til the end of
May, and then off they'll go to
regions along the St. Johns River
and the Atlantic coastal counties.
Naturally the ,Papa Painted
Bunting is by far the most color-
ful of the pair with an intense blue
head, brilliant red undersides and
rump, greenish-yellow back while
his wings and tail are dark. Mama
Bunting is mostly muted gold-
yellow below and bright green
above. To see the two of them


together is to see a radiant rain-
bow with wings or when they're
perched and feeding, no still life
could be more colorful.
Once in a while when he is
vigorously feeding, he'll stop, lift
that handsome little head and
sing his song ... a loud, varied,
high-pitched warble that reaches
an incredible string of notes. It's
a brief presentation but purely
grand.
It was just yesterday that while
staring eastward out the kitchen
window across the open porch
there was considerable move-
ment of the limbs and leaves of
Schefflera arboricola that grows
like a loose hedge right at the
edge of the porch, over which the
feeder hangs. We've let if grow at
random specifically to afford cov-
er for any birds that come along.
At first, it occurred to me it was
the cardinals flitting about but
then there's never any question
about the identity of Florida's red-


birds so I kept looking and within
seconds Papa Bunting made
headway for the feeder! Oh joy of
joys, so early in January.
It may be a little confusing to
compare bird notes from various
books, yet when thinking about
it, it would not seem possible for
all birds, or buntings in particular,
to have the same habits as to their
comings and goings. The most
consistent declaration about
painted buntings and where they
are, comes from the book FLORI-
DA'S BIRDS by Kale II and Maehr,
which states-that most painted
buntings leave the state by late
October while spring migrants
begin their return in mid-April.
Mid-April? This is only the end
of the first week in January! But
who are we to say that this most
colorful, cheerful little winged
creature can't,go or corner as he
chooses? All we need to do is be
exceedingly joyous for any hour
or any day that he appears.


United Way helps to 'Share the warmth'


FORT MYERS -- When the
thermometer edges down toward
freezing, as it did early Thursday
morning, there's only one thing to
say: "Baby, its cold outside!"
What if you want to restore.
some warm feelings as winter
takes hold this January? You
could pull on a sweater, huddle
beneath a heavy quilt or turn up
the thermostat.
Or, you could get out your
checkbook and make a donation
to the United Way. By giving, you'll
not only help share warmth with
the needy, but you'll feel some of
that warmth yourself. It's a good
feeling, too.
Many people and organiza-
tions in our community have
'already passed on the warmth
through very generous contribu-
tions. As the outside thermom-
eter dips, the United Way ther-
mometer is rising. In fact, it's
getting balmy with 90 percent of
the United Way community cam-
paign met to date. While 90 per-
cent is great, the warmth won't
reach the whole community until
we hit 100 percent! That is only
possible with your help! After giv-
ing, you'll be filled with a warm
feeling even when the weather
outside is frightful.
Over 400 companies and
thousands of individuals have


already given to the United Way
Campaign. So far 15 companies
and communities have given over
$90,000:
Publix Super Markets
$1,141,026
Bonita Bay Community -
$877,987
Bonita Bay Group $468,536
Chicos $300,000
Oswald Trippe & Company
- $265,000
Lee County School District
- $233,846
The Brooks Community -
$197,276
Fiddlesticks Community -
$166,015
Mediterra Community -
$166,695
United States Postal Service
-$141,881
Lee Memorial Health System
-$141,825
The News-Press/Gannett
Foundation $118,151
Lee County Employees -
$117,448
LCEC- $105,000
FineMark National Bank and
Trust $90,000
Scott Edmonds, United Way
Campaign Chair, and Chairman
of the Board, CEO and President
of Chico's FAS, thanked the com-
munity for the tremendous gen-
erosity thus far in the campaign.


"The top contributors are vital
to the success of our campaign,
but individual donations are defi-
nitely encouraged, appreciated
and needed to help us make goal
and fully fund the United Way
network of partner agencies and
initiatives. We realize our com-
munity has been hit hard this year
by the economic slow down and
additionally by cutbacks in gov-
ernmental funding, so the United
Way partner agencies need your
help now more than ever. We are
counting on the gracious and en-
thusiastic support from the com-
munity that we have received in
past years. If everyone does what
they can to help, we will make
our goal and fully fund the critical
human service programs in our
community that help so many
people every day."
Cliff Smith, President of the
United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades went on to say, "Our goal
for this campaign is $7,280,330
and we are now at $6,561,000.
This is great for January and
again shows the phenomenal
giving spirit of our community.
However, the final 10 percent of
the campaign is always the most
challenging, but we have great
confidence in our hard work-
ing volunteers and our generous
community."


All money raised in the United
Way campaign stays in the lo-
cal community to help support
the local human service net-
work of partner agencies. United
Way agencies like Alvin A Dubin
Alzheimer's Resource Center,
Children's Advocacy Center, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, Lee Mental
Health' and Lehigh Community
Services serve a diverse range of
needs in our community such
as nurturing children and youth,
strengthening families, meeting
critical needs such as helping the
elderly and disabled live indepen-
dently, and empowering commu-
nities by bringing health and hu-
man services to neighborhoods.
In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations
in our community, the United
Way promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies,
helping therrf to work together
focusing on issues and solutions
that continue to improve lives.
This year is the organization's
50th anniversary. The United Way
of Lee, Hendry and Glades has
been "the way the community
cares" since it was established
in 1957. For more information
please call United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades at (239) 433-
2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.
org.


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Burn ban.
in effect
The Glades County Board of
County Commissioners have de-
termined that emergency con-
ditions exists as a result of ex-
treme drought and other existing
'weather conditions. The Board
implemented a burn ban, start-
ing January 8, 2008. The ban will
continue. in effect, without inter-
ruption, until the Board of County,
Commissioners appropriate. The
ban suspends any and all outdoor
burning except where outdoor
burning is being performed pursu-
ant to an outdoor burning permit
issued by the Division of Forestry
or pursuant to other State autho-
rization. The suspended/banned
outdoor burning includes: out-
door burning of yard waste, rec-
reational fires, the private .use
and discharge of fireworks and
sparklers and the use of any other
outdoor ignition source.

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 6p.m. at
1240 Hendrix St. Budding
Call (863) 946-1200 for more luing
i atss 1f i


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 Sec-
ond Tuesday at the library at 5:30
p.m. For. more information con-
tact Ellen Hawk Geake at (863)
983-2962 or (863) 946-1963.

Big 0 Birding Fest
coming
Many of the same birds which
are the subject of birders life lists
today were popular among Flori-
da's first inhabitants, according to
Dr. Ryan Wheeler, State Archae-
ologist with the Florida Bureau
of Archaeological Research, who
will give the keynote presentation
during the 2008 Big 0 Birding
Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26, in the
clubhouse at Glades Resort RV
Park and Marina.
Second session Jan. 24, at


the Doyle Conner (863) 983-5123.


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

Alzheimer's support
group meets
The Alzheimer's support group
will meet regularly on the first and
third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, please
call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at


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On the prowl
A crested caracara looks for opportunity along the Caloo-
sahatchee River bank near Moore Haven in Glades Coun-
ty.


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Canal life
Irrigation canals and ditches provide water for flowers and
wildlife in Glades County.


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New sign
The Glades County public library in Moore Haven has a
lighted information sign that will show date, temperature
and events.


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Weather forecast for Glades County from the National
Weather Service
Lakeport and surrounding area
Thursday: The day will be mostly sunny with a high near 81.
Winds will be calm becoming east between 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday night: The night will be partly cloudy with a low
around 60. Winds will be calm from the east around 6 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: There will be a 20 percent chance of showers. It will
be mostly cloudy with a high near 80. Winds will be calm becom-
ing southwest around 6 mph.
Friday night: There will be a 20 percent chance of show-
ers. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 59. Winds will be
calm.
Saturday: There will be a 30 percent chance of showers. The
day will be mostly cloudy with a high near 79. Winds will be from
the south between 3 and 5 mph.
Saturday night: There will be a 20 percent chance of show-
ers. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 61.
Sunday: There will be 30 percent chance of rain. It will be
mostly cloudy with a high near 75.
Sunday night: There will be a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around
55.
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Free throw attempt
In a game played between the Glades Central Raiders and
Clewiston Tigers on Dec. 21, Tigers junior guard Jonathon
Williams attempts a free throw in the first half after getting
fouled by an opposing Raider. It was a great game, but in
the end, Glades Central squeaked out a 73-61 victory over
Clewiston. The Raiders have a 4-2 record right now, while
the Tigers have a record of 7-3 not including the past
holiday tournaments both teams played in.


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Pickup game
13-year-old Kaliha Patrick goes for a shot as Arias West,
also 13, is defending while trying to make a block. The
pickup basketball game was part of a youth basketball
practice held at the Pahokee Recreational Center recent-
ly.


Soccer Shoot Out

showcases local talent


CLEWISTON -- Three Clew-
iston athletes placed first at
the Elks State Soccer Shoot in
Umatilla on Jan. 5. Three others
placed second at the state com-
petition held at the Elks camp.
Savanna Nease won the Un-
der 8 girls division. She scored
40 points kicking for accuracy,
missing only once, to gain the
championship.
Kendra Johnson won the Un-
der 10 girls division. She scored
26 points to finish ahead of the
girls from the other regions.
Brock Ramer won the un-
der 12 Boys title. He scored 46
points, kicking 36 feet away
from the goal. His total was the
highest for anyone in the com-


petition.
Bobby Williams earned the
second place trophy in the Un-
der 10 Boys division. He scored
19 points.
Casey Crawford placed sec-
ond in the Under 14 Boys divi-
sion. Even though several of his
kicks bounced off the restraining
barrier, he scored 25 points.
Cassandra Paniagua placed
second in the Under 14 girls di-
vision. She scored 40 points, just
one behind the winner.
In addition to the trophies,
and shirts, the Florida State Elks,
extended invitations to the win-
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Cougars board "
members
to be selected
Clewiston Cougars will be
electing the 2008 board mem-
bers. We are asking everyone
who have the time and would
like to see this organization at its
best to come out on Thursday,
Jan. 17, at the Clewiston Cougar
locker room behind John Boy Au-
ditorium at 7 p.m. Your support is
greatly needed.
Any questions, please contact
April White 863-228-7887 or Ellen
Clemmons (863) 228-9116.
Fall Sports
Banquet scheduled
Clewiston High School will
host the Fall Sports Awards Ban-
quet on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6
p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium.
If anyone is interested in going
they must have a ticket to enter.
The tickets cost $5 and will in-
clude a meal. For more informa-
tion or to purchase a ticket please
call Melissa Whitehead at (863)
983-1520 ext. 105.
Fishing club
seeks volunteers
B-;,Big O0 Bassmasters is. a fish-
irig:cliib that also strives to be of
service to its community through


donations with the help of many
sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the
club at (863) 227-0315 or (863)
940-3100 and 'inquire about
membership. We meet once a


month on a Monday night at the
library meeting room in Moore
Haven with an, inter club fishing
tournament on the following Sun-
day. For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.


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wrestler Denniel Rodriguez pinned Wellington freshman
competitor Matthew Schiliro. But for the Raiders, it wasn't
enough as the Wellington wrestling team defeated Glades
Central, 39-36. In the double-dual meet, the Raiders also
lost to Dwyer earlier in the meet, 48-27. Dwyer defeated
Wellington 50-12, making the Panthers the best team of
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sales person to sell print and
online advertising. N2PS, a
subsidiary of the Florida
Press Association, sells and
services print and online ad-
vertising for newspapers.
Demonstrated success with
previous media sales and an
undergraduate degree or
equivalent related experience
required. Online sales experi-
ence a plus. Email your cov-
er letter, resume and salary
history to: hr@n2ps.com.
EOE, drug-free workplace.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
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(866)917-2778.
Drivers: CALL TODAY! Bonus
& Paid Orientation 36-43cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Ex-
cellent Benefits Class A and
3 mos recent OTR required
(800)635-8669.
Drivers-Flatbed Recent Aver-
age $1,012/wk Late Model
Equipment, Strong Freight
Network, 401K, Blue Cross
Insurance (800)771-6318
www.primeinc.com.


Employment
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SHIFT Hourly/Salary Full/Part
Time


Cage Cashier (1) ... Grave .. . Hpurly .. r ..FlJ-Tinpe,
Dining Room Host/Hostess (1).... Evenings ... ...Hourly..... .Part-Time
Dining Room Server (2) ..... . .Day/Swing ..... .Hourly . .....Part-Time
TAD Customer Service Rep. (1) .... Evehings .......Hourly .......Part-Time
Line Cook (1) ...'............. Day/Swing ...... Hourly ....... Full-Time
Prep Cook (1) . . . . . . . .Flexible/Swing .. ...Hourly . . Full-Time
TAD Technician (1) ............ . .Grave ...... .Hourly . . Full-Time
TAD Supervisor (2) ........ .All (Flexible) . . .Salary .. ... .Full-Time
Executive Host (1) .............All (Flexible) ...... Salary .......Full-Time
Poker Room Supervisor (1) ...... All (Flexible) ...... Salary .......Full-Time
Computer Operations Manager (1) .All (Flexible) . . .Salary . ... Full-Time
Sous Chef (1) .................All (Flexible) ...... Salary ....... Full-Time


The Tribal Council gives preferencenin all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, train-
ing, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job require-
ments. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job
requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and bring it to the HR Office.
Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for the position.
As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.


Candidates must have a
minimum of 3 years teller
experience and. upervisory
skills as obtained from
1 year of related
supervisory experience.
Excellent salary and
bertefit package.
Apply On Line at:
www.SeacoastNational.com
Click Careers
EOE/DFW/ANHV
Help Wanted for Cemetery
and General Maint Tech.
Need experience operating
backhoe. Must have Class A
COL. Apply at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Hwy 80, LaBelle.
(863)675-2125
MAKE IT GREAT IN 20081
$10 is all you need to start
your own Avon business
Call Gwen (888)265-1256
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
Maintenance Director
Full Time Position to oversee
maintenance dept., as well as
housekeeping & laundry for
skilled nursing facility.
Previous exp. preferred.
Apply in person to
301 S. Gloria St.,
or fax resumes to
(863)983-6698;
EOE
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classilleds



PALM TERRACE OF
CLEWISTON
NURSES
Great starting wages!
LPNs: $23/hour
RNs: $30/hour
RN or LPN, Full time shifts
avail. 7 am -7 pm & 7 pm
7 am. Assist with Unit
Managers to work on spe-
cial projects for facility in
addition to regular duties..
Apply in person to
301 S. Gloria St,
or call 863-983-5123.
EOE


SCHOOL
POLICE
OFFICERS

Join the School
Police Team!
A Police Officer for the Palm Beach County
School District Police Department is responsible
for the protection of all students, staff, and
citizens on Palm Beach County School District
sites. Continue your law enforcement career
while enjoying the benefits of working a school-
house schedule. Imagine never again working a
midnight shift, with weekends and holidays off.
The current starting annual salary is $41,017,
plus law enforcement incentive, with no payroll
deductions for High Risk Florida Retirement.
The pension is vested after six years of service
and early retirement options are available.
If interested, please check us out at:
www.palmbebch.k12.fl.us/schoolpolice/Employment.htm,
or contact Pat Haight directly at 561-434-8435.
Immediate school openings in the Belle
Glade and Pahokee area.




Experience required in basic accounting or
bookkeeping, proficient in MS Word, & Excel.
Responsibilities include accounts payable, ACH
processing and basic accounting functions. Must be
self motivated. Excellent salary with great benefits.

Send resume to:
Everglades Federal Credit Union, 1099 W. Ventura
Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Attn: M. Smith or email
resume to: martasmith(@evergladesfcu.com


FAMILY PRESERVATION COUNSELOR
Immokalee Seminole Reservation -
The Seminole Tribe of Florida has an opening for
a Family Preservation Counselor. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits including Health,
Dental and 401K. BS degree with transcript
confirming'a major field of study in' Social Work,
Psychology, Mental Health. Min. 2 yrs. exp. in
field of behavioral health, exp. with multi-
diagnosed individuals, family system work and
community based treatment. Valid FL drivers
lisc. Fax res. w/ salary req. to (239) 658-1813 or
email amdixon@semtribe.com


IM I-
Full ime


Full Time


L HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
'Where It'sAfITbout getting Better'


LPN I or I (F,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full lme-ERRN III StaWSupervisor
Valid FL lic. Min 3yrs exp., ACLS, PALS req.
Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or super-
visory status. ACLS PALS req.
Per Diem- C.NA or C.N.A Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.N.A Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Fullime- HIM Supervisor
RHiAwith two+ yrssup exp or IVIT1wih'tliree yrs'su1
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-
CM Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have
the ability to use computerized medical recordabstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs medical office management epe-
dence in a physician's office. This position requires skill in developing
and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Department Secretary (Quallty/Risk Management)
Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS
Office apps. Must possess excellent organizational, cust svc
and communication skills
wwwm.hendryregional.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


The GEO Group, Inc.

A worldwide leader in privatized
corrections

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE, & 401K RETIREMENT

* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
**New Wages**
* PROPERTY CLERK
* BUSINESS SUPPORT CLERK
* CHAPLAIN
* LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR
MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven FL 33471
Phone 868 946 2420
Fax 863 946 2487

Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


GLADES
Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven
Safety & Training Coordinator

SGlades Electric Cooperative is seeking
applicants for the position of Safety &
Training Coordinator. We seek an individual
with strong oral, written and organizational
skills, and a professional demeanor. Also
necessary is a minimum of 5 years' experience
in the electric utility industry. We offer an
excellent salary commensurate with experience
and an outstanding benefit package.
Employee Applications may be obtained
at any GEC Office. Resumes may be e-mailed
toybradley@(qladesec.com or faxed
to (863)946-6266. GEC is an Equal
Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace. ,


Part-time, home-based inter-
net business. Earn
$500-$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
vided. No selling required.
FREE de.tails .
www.K738.com.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified'- Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance-
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
t-frd-.thome. Medicaibhitsi-
, ,iqe.s.,,,ra: legall. q rmpuLteSi
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qua lified. C all
(866)858-2121, www.On ii
neTidewaterTech.comr,
Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Availabjle Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $K annually
including Federal Benefits;
and OT. Get your exam guide,
material Is now.
S866)713-4492 USWA. Fee:
eq.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.


Financial


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Have Fun and Get Paid! 30
Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
AMERICA'S FAVORITE Coffee
Dist. Guaranteed Accts. Multi
Billion $ Industry. Unlimited
Profit Potential. Free Info.
24/7 (800)729-4212

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs If
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
usiness Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are o'e suc-'
cessful people


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Cheryl Eby Gutjahir, Lick Real Estate Broker (863) 228-1562
real estate Elie Selletrs (239)822.-7490 Epanal
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*i 528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewioton Thereia Lee'Ter aiel (863)228-1142





Flaghole's Finest, New CBS 4/3 w/all the 1 Rancho Palmas, Unique 7.5 acre
extras. Granite c. tops, master suite and Irg. Hacienda with Stables, Party Pavillion,
det. garage. Don't miss out! Just Reducedl and Palm Tree Nursery $675,000


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!
S2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
'3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
* BringAl Ofiers!! 3/2 CBS on Northside $220K
-2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will pay $5K towards closing costs.
*Spacious 3/2, Newly rem. kitchen and
fenced backyard Only $170K.
*Jusl Listed, Well kept 3/2 w/florida room &
workshop on E. Esperanza Just $164,9000!
3/2 MVI 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
*2 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/Irg senroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K


32/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lakq
"0" 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 +/- S acres. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
SCommercial lot 100xl15. 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, &s 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
*32 MHonRihsesdeSt 1.88 ace. Orly$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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Front desk clerical position at Hendry
County Health Department in Clewiston;
medical records & computer work experience
helpful; Bilingual English &. Spanish required;
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peooplefirst.mvflorida.com or
Call Rosa @ 863-983-1408 x 502
for more details


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STOP Your Foreclosure Now.
Stay in Your Home. 100%
Guaranteed. We Negotiate
with Your Lender and Save
Your Home. Never Too Late.
www.HomeAssure.com/offer
or (866)371-0721.

Services

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Pe Sr t ictte g Serpce
Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Transport
Emergency Pick up &
Delivery Services

Call 863-675-3231

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard. sale In the classl-
fleda and make your
clean un a breezel


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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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classtfelds.


Merchandise

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WINDOW A/C With remote,
12,000 btu's, like new. $150
firm (863)763-1079


DISHWASHER Kenmore,
$50 (863)946-3822 Moore
Haven
DISHWASHER Whirlpool, like
new. $95 (941)545-8746
Lakeport, FL
ELECTRIC STOVE Apartment
size, like new. $125 firm
(863)763-1079
GAS DRYER Frigidaire, w/all
options, $200 or best offer.
(863)467-6886 or
561-723-0257
GAS STOVE Magic Chef, 30",
$200 or best offer.
6863)467-6886 or
61-723-0257
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 Kenmore, Electric,
White, Clean. $50
(863)467-2366
STOVE Whirlpool, Electric,
Almond, Clean. $50
(217)853-5606 Clewiston
WASHER Kenmore, Low pro-
file. Barely used. $200
(239)210-1475
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778.



MICROWAVE GE Spectrum,
over stove, $100
(863)467-6769
SHARP MICROWAVE It
bakes, broils, roasts, grill &
microwaves, large size, like
new, $200 (863)697-2033


ADULT TRIKE With basket,
Miami Sun, excellent condi-
tion. $125 (863)763-0221
BICYCLES Men & Women's
matching Schwinn, like new.
$250 will separate.
(863)763-0221


TORKER BOARDWALK 26"
ladies Cruiser bicycle; 6 spd,
good cond. $75
(863)447-0856



BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. MANUFACTURER DI-
RECT since 1980...
(800)668-5422.



ALUMINUM WINDOWS 1
30x30, tinted, 1 40x30, very
good condition. $30 will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
MOBILE HOME STEPS Fiber-
glass w/ handrails. New. 5
step & 4 step. $750 for both,
will sep. (863)763-4527
OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand
new, with frame, $50.
(813)892-7867
STEEL BUILDING DEALS!!
UPTO.50% SAVINGS
ANY SIZE, CAN ERECT
(772)446-2175
www.scg-grp.com


Double Stroller MacLaren,
side by side, seat reclines,
gray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell
$225. (863)610-1750


SHIRTS & SHORTS 20 piec-
es in all. Large & Extra
Large. $50 for all, will sep..
(863)467-2366



LEXMARK X63 PRINTER All
in one printer, fax, copier,
scanner. $25 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
PRINTER & SCANNER HP
Deskjet 940C, HP Scanjet
3570C, all manuals $60
(863)675-6973



BED SPREAD King size. $25
(863)467-1032


BOOK SHELVES Solid oak,
free standing. $25
(863)610-2126
FUTON black, metal framed,
asking $20 (863)697-3605


CHINA. CABINET Drexel,
large, walnut color, solid
wood, $250 will deal.
(561)793-9463 evenings
DAYBED With trundle, Good
condition. $50. or best offer.
(863)467-2153
DINETTE SET All wood,
small 4 chairs, like new. $50
(863)674-1222 or
1(239)823-6798
DINING SET 4 leather &
chrome chairs, black/multi
colored table. $75
(863)610-2126
DR TABLE & CHAIRS casual,
hunter green, natural wood,
w/tile top & leaf, $150 will
deal. (561)793-9463 aft 6.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Large washed oak. $75
1863)674-1222 or
239)823-6798
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER- light
blue, $25 (740)202-3517
LEATHER COUCH Black with
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$500 or best offer. Call
863-697-6470
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $500
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LR SUITE 3 pc, w/2tables,
lamps, excellent condition
$350 (863)763-2017
OAK WOOD TABLE w/4 up-
holstered chairs, good cond.,
$100 (863)484-0395
ROLL AWAY BED $70
(863)357-2829
SOFA slip cover style, jean
material, excellent condition,
inclds ottoman, $100
(863)763-7983
SOFA & LOVESEAT both re-
clining, microfiber, tan, ex-
'cellent cond., 1 1/2 yr old,
$400 (863)763-7983
SOFA & LOVESEAT Dk green
Berkline, recliners on both
ends, fold down table in mid-
dle. $300 (863)634-9861
SOFA BED Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
area only please.
TWIN SIZE BOXSPRING &
MATTRESS with bed-
frame, good condition, $45
(863)484-0395



GOLF CART New Honda mo-
tor. Just needs some TLC.
Asking $500 (863)302-4442
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123
STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75
(863)467-8430


MAC PISTOL 1935's, 7.65 L
cal, 90% good, carried by
French & German Army Offi-
cers. $475 (937)215-0307
MARLIN 44 MAGNUM- 100
rounds of ammo, Cowboy
load, 240 grain, Still in box.
$400 863-675-8402
RUGER Single six con-
vertible, 9 1/2" barrel. $300
(606)219-3890
S&W 640 STAINLESS 357
mag 5 Shot, Snubbie, $425
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WINCHESTER Model 50, 12
gauge w/rib. $400
(606)219-3890
WINCHESTER Pre 1964
30/30 carbine, condition
90%+. $495 or best offer.
(937)215-0307
Winchester Pump, 243 Ruger
with scope, 30/30 Winches-
ter & Browning 22, $1500.
863-532-9881



EXERCISE MACHINE Air-
Strider, $25. (863)467-4567
FULL HOME GYM Includes a
large amount of weights,
bench, poles & more. $300
or best offer. (863)357-7867
STAIRMASTER 3600 Gym
model, Used, Fully computer-
ized w/pulse, calorie burner &
more $600 (863)357-7867
WEIGHT BENCH Plus 300
lbs of Weight, bar & dumb-
bells. $125 or best offer.
(863)517-1605


LUGGAGE SET Samsonite,
wheeled, soft side, 2 pc
Sgreen, 29" & 21" $350
(863)763-9096.



PATIO FURNITURE- Brand
new, Bristol Collection, $200
(863)467-6769


SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. $600 or
best offer. (863)763-6907
WHEEL CHAIR Excellent
condition. Paid $300, Asking
$100 (863)467-9892


AERATOR Cmplt head/impel-
ler w/converter 3 phase to
single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800
rpm $2100 (863)946-2989
CHURCH PEW In GREAT
condition, just refinished.
$30 (954)793-3203 Okee-
chobee area


LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva-
nized, 1-20"x50' &
1-18"x50'. New. $60. will
separate. (863)763-5762
QUILT TOPS (5) Ready to
quilt. $500 for all, will sep.
Call for more information.
(863)763-5163
RADIO LOCATION SYSTEM -
Tracker Maxima, great range,
2 collars, batt pouch, it wght.
$600 (239)349-6119
TRACTOR HITCH & DISCS 3
pt hitch, 8 ft blade. $400 will
separate. (863)674-0052



BASS GUITAR Fender, 4
string & Crate 100 watt amp,
$325 will sell separately.
(863)946-1802
ELECTRIC ORGAN Good
condition, needs tuning,
$350 or best offer. Call
(863) 634-9017



FILE CABINETS (3) 2 drawer
metal, very good condition.
$25 for all, will separate.
(863)763-4297


PUREBRED
YORKIE PUPPIES
Call 863-902-0580
YORKSHIRE TERRIER Fe-
male, CKC reg, small, par-
ents. $1500 cash
(205)789-6393 Moorehaven


CAMERA PHONE Nextel
1930, brand new, pd $450,
ask ing $ 3 0 0
(863)227-3348



SINK TOP White bath vanity,
19 x 25, new, never used.
$30 (863)357-0868



HOT TUB Vita Spa, holds 4
people, excellent condition,
$850 (863)357-8296
POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You
Move. (863)634-4218
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.



SEWING MACHINE Ken-
more, with wood cabinet,
with attachments, $65. Call
863-801-3412


BARNETT CROSSBOW With
all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm
How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds



CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
Track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430
JBL SYSTEM 2 GTI 15's and
a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
ported box. $1000
(863)634-7157
STEREO KLH speakers, Ken-
wood receiver, JVC dual
cassette, RCA 6 cd changer,
.$200 (863)763-2017
STEREO Radio & Tape
player. Has CD, but doesn't
work, all else works great.
$25 (863)467-1032
WIRELESS HEADSET MICRO-
PHONE Shure, hands free
microphone. $100
(239)503-0339
XM SATELLITE RADIO SYS-
TEM Delphi, for car, inclds
base, receiver, antenna.
$100 (239)503-0339


FLATSCREEN TV 50", works
great. $350 or best offer.
all (863)228-6324 leave
message
RCA COLOR TV 27", cabinet
model. $100 (863)763-9096
after 5pm or leave message.
TELEVISION 27", color, Ze-
nith, on stand w/rollers, $50
(740)202-3517
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper in
the classifleds.


CHIPPER SHREDDER Crafts-
man, 8.5 hp, all accessories.
$150 (941)545-8746 Lake-
port, FL
HOBART MIG WELDER han-
dler 175, less than 10 hrs.,
w/cart & gauges, $450.
(863)697-1703
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
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Tup
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
flnds.


SANN DYESS
LIC REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARAND HWY.
Ste l (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BA VACANT LAND
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2) as well) $379,000 MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced to 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to Montura 1.25 acre lots available
$295,000 $269,900 Call for Listings.
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K PB County $200 000 Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- $,0 c
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole 2 BA with pool on man- $32,500 each
made lake $310,000oneer 1 lots together
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers 3BR, 2BA large screened porch $45,000 neer 11 lots together
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished North- $249,000 $45,000 each
side $310,000 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very Mobile Home Lot $19,500
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 large back yard $259,900 11 Montura lots must be sold
2 or 3BR,ha rear yard together $19,500 each
$239,00(1r ,000 p.m. MOBILE HOMES
3BR, 2BA Brick, fdnced back 4BR,' 2BA, DWMH $134,900 COMMERCIAL
yard $215,000 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
4BR, 2BA with pool $174,900 3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25 $200,000
3BR, 2BA New Home $279,900 acres furnished $98,000 Turn-key movie theater on US27
3BR, 3BA New Home $299.900 SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in $495,000 or building only
3B 5 ^lWoodland S/D $275,000
acres i5n a3eca B~~53R, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900 $395,000
c 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres FOR RENT
3R, 2B on 2.5 ores Roneer -adj. 2.5 Montura $150,000 2 T/homes .FOR RENT i
acres-also available $175,000 2/2 T/homes in uti $1500 p.m.


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- New Listing! !i ,X1 C u3S ome on I/a iric-c ivoo.ii vetn.
Buy it at $167.5K or Rent it for $1,000 per month
Flaghole. Country living!! 3/2 CBS Home on 1.5
Acres. New in '01 Great deal o( 185K
Renting Warehouse Space? Build your owt oi this 22 acre
industrial property ClewistoCity Cewiso ter, sewer480K
1/2 acre lot located on Crescent Dr. Owner will build
to suit $80K
Monitra 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 comer
ofDavidson road and hooker's point road. Perfect for a
convenience store/small grocery store
Mississippi Ave 3/1 CBS home. Great condition for
only $10)0K
Obispo Ave 40.acres o LD te 5ld,i. eled and re
roofed. CBS _I _..,-... .....
- Reduced!! Brand New 3/2 Mobile ftome locate in
Sherwood S/D Fenced. $115K
- Pioneer Pla SA E P NDING17.5 acres!!
Property is fenced and cross tenced. Bong your horses!! $175K
- New Construction ll hi Orchlard PaIrk, Rideview Estates and
Sugarlaid Estates. Call and let us help you find your nwv hotse!!
- Lakeport 40 acres of pasture land, fenced and cross
fenced, located on the Rirm Canal. Cattle? Nursery? Or
just a home ini the country. $35K per acre.
Glenn A Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williams (863) 228-6867
Maribel Gonzalez (561) 722-7347 Se habla espanol
Cliamiaine Mofitgornery (8(3) 233-1941 Se habla espanol


"Service, Excellence, Results"
Phone: 863-946-3900
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
Jeffrey Ak Davis tic. flel Ila iBroker .VERGLADES'
.[s www.evergladesrealty.net I.. I REALTY, INC.


CLEWISTON
New Consuncincn4iagS Reduced $179,000 1678 sq 3/2 on 'A
acre near golf course.
Orchard Park Subdivision New CBS homes starting at $135,500
Call today for more details
I FLAGHOLE
Country Living is i Yo is 2002 Manufactured 3BR/2BA
Home gives you Seclusion, Privacy & A Rural Life Style. A Paved
Road & City Water enchances thishis proerty. Plenty of room for
Kids & Pets. 153 Pine Lane $150,000 Reduced
LAEPORT
Hone Stop The Car CBS BR2BAHome has a paved lighted
driveway ana ai screened in Porch. This property is fenced in.
2960 Old Lakeport Road. $191,375
Needs Some Work 14 acre water front lot & Home 39 Linda Rd $129K
Don't Miss Out This 2BR/2BA MH on 1.42 acres! 2420 Old
Lake Port Road $124,900 Reduced
Delightful. Cute & Cozy This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home has it all. Nice
Florida Room to relax in after a hard day. 255 Thomas Lone
$129,900 Reduced MOORE HAVEN
Adad McleHome Tt3lv AHomehsmamyte Bi-gef rrynd
teeiseen roombt ttcwsketrrHomes 1,512 Squa Feet. Anricmawe
fn U. ..H.. c...-- .inr d ...j 740 i., Av.-., C^.LS CSA r.00


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Fisherman's Paraobile Home is a great week-
end retreat to get a ~) l ) t forget your Boat or Poles
because your right by Lake "O" E-7 Marino Ave. $30,000
Cute Little Place This Property is PERFECT for Professional Use. Start
our business here today. 143 Ave. I, PRICED TO SELL AT $110,000
an tfh Market This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home is great for a vacation
reeat ar, e ind relaxing
Kitchen/Dining area. 699 Avenue F Only $ 46,000
What Steal These (2) 2BR/2BA Mobile Homes have been
Recently Reduced. Both Homes are in a great location. Bring
your family today and yes the animals too. 1690 West Avenue
& 1705 Gulf Street Priced to Sell at $149,500 Each.
Home On The Water 2235 Riverside Dr., Beautiful 2BR/1BAw/a private
dock & beautiful porch overlooking the Caloosahatchee, S285K
This Home Has t All Furnished Absolutely gorgeous 3BR/2BA MH
w/ many extras. Picture perfect yard w/ your own wishing well,
10 foot Gazebo w/ Lights. 601 5th St. only $124,900 Reduced
HANDYMAN SPECIAL 3/2 CBS home on V/2 acre
r priced to sell $76,000 |


Agriculture Rentals



Christmas Trees 745 Apartments o905
Farm Equpmet 805 Busines Places p910
FarmMimsceia otus Property 915
fa rtalsce 820 iCondos/
Farm Services Townhouses Rent920
Offered 825 Farm Property -
Farm Supplies/ Rent 925
Services Wanted 830 House- Rent 930
Horses 840 Resort Propertyt -
Landscaping Rent 945




Supplies 845 Room1 matne 950sed o
Lawnr & G ard en 850 Rooms to Rent 9556-33
Poul try/Supplies 860 Rent960
Seeds/Plants/


a1 EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Indcl. W/O, until's & appis, 2 per-
GELDING 15 year old, used son max. Can be used for of-
for barrels, tall & fast. $800 fice. $900 mo. 863-946-3333

or best offer. (863)673-5058 based on
horse slant with tact room.
Like new, never used. FURNISHED CONDO -2 br, 2

Leather & Tack. Great condi- lease. Cal (863)228-3013n
tion. $225. (863)801-9494 lease. all (863)228-3013
MARE 9 year old, well man FURNISHED CONDO 2 br, 2
nered, rides great, throws ha iet compl nextto
beatiful foal. $ ness room & more! $1200/mo
(863)673-5058/673-0012 neg based on term of lease.
(863)228-3013


CHIPPER / SHREDDER 5 hp,
(863)673-3122
CHIPPER/SHREDDER Crafts-
man, 8 hp, runs good. $75
(863)467-0734
LAWN MOWER MTD 38" cut,
12.5 hp B & S, runs good. READING A
$150 (863)467-0734
LAWN MOWER Murray 22" NEWSPAPER...
cut, 5.75 hp motor, push makes you a more informed
mower. $60 (863)801-4519 makesyo ia more informed
mower. $60 863)801-4519 nd interesting person. No
RIDING LAWN MOWER, wondernewspaperreaders
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front are more successful!
deck. $600. 863-675-1224
RIDING MOWER John Deere
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97 H
running hours. $1200 firm.
(863)357-2988 3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain $32,100! Only $255/Mo! 5%
drive, runs good, $250 or down 20 years @ 8% apr.
best offer. (561)790-3681 Buy, 6/BR $199/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext.
[5798.
CLEWISTON 3br, lba, large
Okeechobee Livestock porch, 402 East Ventura,
Market Sales $850/mo + $850 sec, No
Every Monday-12pm & every Pets (863)805-2872 Trisha
Tuesday-ham. 763-3127 CLEWISTON 5br, 2ba, large
ROOSTER Young, Beautiful yard, 316 E Obispo, NO pets
$25. (863)801-9494 $900 /mo + $900 sec

CLEWISTON 2/1, 1004
Wir1 i I *Johnson Rd., $700/mo +
$700 sec. No Pets
(863)805-2872 Trisha
CLEWISTON 3br, 1ba, 417 E
Trinidad, large porch,
$850/mo + $850 sec, No
pets (863)805-2872 Trisha
MONTURA RANCHES 4br,
2ba, 11A acre, Doublewide,
$1300 mo. Or best offer. Call
Jose 786-423-9787 or
863-228-6370
,NEWP'A lXV.L,,. PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
saves you money by $900/mo. 954-658-1552 Eu-
providing information gene
about best buys. RIVER FRONT Spacious 2,
BR, 21/2 BA, 2 Car gar. W&D,
Satellite dish. Great view!
No wonder newspaper 863-517-1935 East LaBelle
readers earn more!

vou look for it?

SADDLE Corriente, 15", I
tooled, excellent condition,
$450. (863)946-1802 OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE -
WESTERN SADDLE 15", dia- For doctor, lawyer, accoun-
mond spots, good condition,' nt, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle-
$100. (863)675-3032 wiston. (239)994-7368
WESTERN SADDLE 15" seat, e
square skirt w/silver trim, Retl09
new stirrup leathers,great
cond. $150 (863)467-2231 TURKEY CREEK Double wide
WESTERN SADDLE, 15", & Guest house w/dock.
brown, new, $3 2 5. Call Mr. Wallln (305)743-3799
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee (970)222-7682


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FAST FOOD/BAKERY'
SANDWICH SHOP
Drive thru facility, customer
parking, inside eating &
dining area. Offering 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, Sandy
Weiser (561)329-1408





HARLEM 3/2 -"Brand New I
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage, .
Landscaped. $164,500.
SHIP or Owning
Financing Possible
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010
LAKE PORT 2 BR, 1 BA
Screened porch, deck, barn,
work shop, boat shed. Call
for info. (863)634-3399


NOTICE
le Auction ~
VENUE, CLEWISTON
1,481 sf+/-
D: $10,000
Is: 11:30am
5th on site.
Sun before sale day,
on.com for details
.801-8003
elling on-line only.
oker RE#3003737, L
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)UNTRYACRES
From $79,900 & up,
& 1/4 available or use
ent. Financing available.





Beautiful NC Mountains -
Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
ner Elk. Let the local experts
at MAP' Realty find that per-
fect property for you.
(828)262-5655 or www.ma-
prealtyboone.com.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.2 acres
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter savings
on gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexico! Must see! Excel-
lent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special
(800)564-5092, x 954.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
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.


Mbile Homes









CLEWISTON: 2 BR, 10x42 MH
1/4 acre. New apple's includ-
ing W&D. Recently renovat-
ed. No pets. $625 mo. Avail.
Jan. 12th. (863)805-2869 or
(954)649-9095
LAKE PORT,
Doublewide, 4br, 2ba,
Central air. $200. deposit.
$300. weekly 863-673-5704
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 863-673-4325



All Home of Merit Stock
Homes and Special Orders
reduced to the lowest prices
in years. Bring us your floor
plan and we will give you the
best price in South Florida.
Call (863)675-8888
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694


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JON BOAT Aluminum, 10' TOPPER 8', for full size pick-
BANKREPO'S Tracker Topper clamp on TERMINATOR ATV '06 -110 up, brand new paint job,
MOVE TO YOUR LAND folding swivel seat, like new. cc's, excellent condition, black, exc. cond., $300. 1 I A
Mobile Home Angels $450 (863)467-0085 electric start, 2 wd. $650 or (863)697-1703
561-385-4694N FISHERMAN 20 t best offer. (863)946-1764
OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft, READING A P Notice S 09
CLEWISTON By Owner. 3br, 150 mere, float on aluminum NMfMREADING A Vl c oi
2ba. Home & Land. Located trailer, 300 hrs., good shape. NEWSPAPER SAVES
at 1860 Ridgdill Rd. $110K $4995 (863)946-1105
(843)766-9434 K $4995 (863)946-1105 FLAT BED TRAILER New, 20 TIME-BY HELPING YOU
PONTOON BOAT '93, 24ft, Ft., Dual axle w/ brakes.
DOUBLEWIDE, '05 4BR/2BA, w/50hp Evinrude, new trailer, $1800 870-820-1563 PLAN YOUR TIME
90x100 lot, lake on back good shape, $4500 or best
yard, 2 sheds, 1 carpor, offer (772)260-6580 i IE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
$27kneg. (863)228-392 PONTOON BOAT nice shape HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
27k neg()228-C PONTOON BOAT -I nice sheVIL DI VISION
Inventory Liquidation Sale runs great, $3500. CASE NO.262007CA000894XXXXXX
Models in stock sold cheap: (863)634-8708
Negotiate your best price in V1IT iI LASALLE BANKT NA. AS TRUSTEE FOR6
years. We also have lots PONTOON TRAILER- Magic TE MLMain TRUSTERIE 200i-HE6.
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or Tilt, 20FT, $1000 or best of- vs.
(863)673-4325 fer (641)753-9407 Automobiles 400 ALONZO J.OAVIS, etal.,
Liquidaclon de vents Todos PROSPORT BOAT 94- 159 Auto 0
los mode s tienen que saer ft, f85 hp Yamaha, new start- as 40NOTICEOFACTION
Tambien tenemos tereno dis- er, depth finder, very clean. Cons tructI TO: JOYCE N. DAVIS
ponebe. LI amee al $4500(863)673-1900 EquipmLastKnown Address
863)675-4442 / Foreign Cars 4030 3022 S. Balsam Circle
(863)675-4446 2 / C LaBelle,;FL 33935
(863)612-6511 Foui Wheel Dr 5Current Address is Unknown
MONTURA Beautiful 3/3 mob Heavy Duty Trucks4040 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
home, on 1.25 ac, eat-in CHEVY MOTORHOME '86 23 Parts Repa foreclose a mrtgge on the following
kitchen, large family room ft needs very ile work opr S cA
laminate floors, large deck, clean. $3000 or trade for S rtloT K R
nice lot, quiet street, Call small car. (863)532-1751 ULOT11, BLOCK2086POTLABELLEI
(863)805-8786 GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High- tl re 'n TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide top;. Mechanically restored, wonderewspp ED IN PLAT BOOK 3PAGE 6 iUB-
$39,900 includisset,,up.& .. Receipts, $2500. or trade for Iei injylm oe 'L9REOA. O
A/C. Very easy financing aluto (o, J254-7458'C1 .....R retitiled P a nr t y.ou.sad....
a-vail....ll....3)675-88 has been filed against you andiYM e
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or MONITOR 1984 26 Ft., Tray- required to serve a copy of your writ-
(863)673-4325 el Trailer w/ awning and BELLANCA,'47 HIATT & DIAZ, RA., Plaintifs attor-
Nueva casa manufacturada de newer refrig. $1200 14-13-2, Cruisair Senior sneys, whose address is P BOX
3/2banos a solo $39,900 (863)946-0490 704 SMOH, w/new Top OH, 333391438, withi 30 days rom first
cluyedoinstalaconcom- PORTA-POTTY Flushes Like $30,00 or best fferrade. CHEVY 10 1991 Long bed. date of publicationand file the original
pletayairecentrol. Paramas new condition. $25. (863)674-0898or 2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55Korg. mls. with the clerk of this Couortetheirbe-
informacion. Llamee a (863)763-5762 (863)517-1019. Gas saver. Excellent condi- foreeaService o t hen PlainiffSise attomeysOa-
(i8n6f3om6a75-4n 9 4a9 0 (863763- CE76R 94 9T tion. $2300 (772)332-5804 fault will be entered against you for the
ooc o BUICK CENTURY 94-.96K, relief demanded in the complaint or
S r(863)612m6511 on 4L0 itinB U good gas mileage, new tires CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8 petition.
PARK MODEL '03 With a e s I- II & tran, minor door damage 6 cyl, good shape, brand DATED onJanuary 3,2008.
raised Florida room, lots of .-$1200 neg. (239)289-2896 new tires, $1500 or best of- BARBARA S.BUTLER
cabinets, very nice, North- BOAT MOTOR Johnson BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4 fer.(863)634-2582 AsBClerkoftourt
lake Estates in Lakeport, FL. 150hp, Ran 3 years ago. For cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver. DODGE DAKOTA 1996 Good AsDeputyilerk
(863)946-3599 parts. $200 (863)763-1370 Excellent condition. $1200 condition. 120K mis. Every- s accordance with the Amricansne with
TRADE IN'S WANTED BOAT PARTS Console, (772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce thing works. $2800 or best ing special accommodation to partici-
No Money Down... with your w/wind shield, gauges, misc. DODGE SHADOW '89 2 dr, offer. (863)357-1722 thisteedi notlater thanact
old homes equity. Very easy hrdwr, fuel tank-25 gal. $165 runs good, needs body work. DODGE DAKOTA SPORT '94, business days prior to the proceeding
financing. Low prices on all will sep (863)697-9704 $500 neg. (863)357-1236 or V6, CD, Bed liner, Runs lephone 941-675-52 7ors-800-
New 3 & 4 Bdrm. Homes. (931)337-1053greatTires good. A/C work 955-8770viaFloridaRelay Service.
Call (863)675-8888 or BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva- ( 3 great. Tires good. 18C works63)65014 255a0eGS1
(863)673-43 25 nized, perfect condition. FORD PROBE '92 Black, well. $1800 (863)675-0104 255590 CG/117/0
$350 or best offer standard, needs some TLC DODGE RAM '89, 8' bed. THECIRCTCOURTFORGLDES
WHISPER CREEK, #218, '86 (863)612-6575 but runs well, needs battery. Good condition. $2000. coN CASFL NOn -CA-2
Franklin 33ft. New: Bed, Roof, $700neg (239)200-5505 863-801-5440 UCN:222005CA000280XXXXXX
Furnace/Carpet. Garden/Shed. BOAT TRAILER For a 18-20 $700 neg (239)200-5505 863
$10,000. (863)612-5307. ft boat, lights, winch, 2"ball LINC TOWN CAR '89- lots of DODGE RAM 1500 '95 Cold WELLS FARGO BANK, NA., AS TRUS-
nwchtra paertsk $300e AC, runs gooTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CER-
hitch, trailer jack. $500 or n(w)parts8330006AC, runs good, $2500 TIFICATE HOLDERS, PARK PLACE
best offer. (863)697-9704 (863)467-5906 (863)673-5821 SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED
R C Icaton FIREHOSE Good condition, MUSTANG '89, Runs good, DODGE RAM 95 2500CERTIFICATES S
good for dock bumpers. $10 Good condition. $1500. Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg Plaintiff,
(863)763-1997 863-801-5440 Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg vs.
S (863)763-1997cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new JOSEPH ENCINOSA, etal.,
i JOHNSON OUTBOARD MO- NISSAN SENTRA GXE '98 parts,$5000 (863)634-2303 Defendants.
TOR 1964, 40hp, Nice, Auto, Great A/C, Good tires, All aRE-NOTICEOF SALE
swith controls Last run mo electric, Needs some work FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr. RE-NOTICEHOFTSALE
ago. $300. (863)763-3551 $800 neg. (239)503-4705 2 wheel drive, $1200 or best PURSUANTTO CHAPTE 45
301 ago.$300.(863)763-3551 neg.(239) offer. (863)675-7041 or NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuanttoan
I TOYOTA CAMBRY, 1997 (863)673-4758 Order or Summary Final Judgment of
Mi A30 White w/gold trim, exc. foreclosure dated 12/18/07, and en-
tered in Case No. 05-CA-280 UCN:
M cond. $4,000 or best, offer. FORD PICK UP '94 -4 x 4, au- 222005CA000280C00 aof the Cir-
or cle s 303 BMW F650 '99 Black, 22k Call 863-675-1410 to, all power, clean, no rust, cuit court of the Twentieth Judicial Cir-
looks & runs great. $2500 cut in and for Glades County, Fliida,
miles,new windscreen and TOYOTA COROLLA '91 auto (863)674-0467 where s FarBank, N.A:, as
tires, excellent condition. AC, asking $1500 or best of- Holders, Park Place Securities, Inc,
3 $3500 (863)467-0085 fer, very good working cond FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certifi-
HARLEY CUSTOM S & S SOV- (863)697-9005 great on gas, red, cd, tool cates series 2oo5-wcw2 is Plaintiff
AIRA '0 epHulr0b LOTOR98 dbox, $1500 or best offer. and Joseph Encinosa; Argent Mort-
AIRBOAT '01- Step Hull, 0540 EL MOTOR '98- good shape |86gle4.CompaNy, LCUn unhow w TenantN2
w/air time, $11,000 or best $8500 or best offerP ar -/-eails40 (863)634-2582N,1; Unknown PTenants. 2; nd Aerests
offer (772)260-6580 (772)260-6580 TRUCK TOOLBOX Black By, Through, Under Or Against A
------BRUSH GUARD Weston, IW Standard. 69" wid Named Defendant to This Action, or
ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft, HONDA MOPED '84 50 cc, 2 BRUSH GUARD Weston, UWS Standard. 69" ide ving or Claming to Have Any Right,
SChrome w/Light Guards. Fits $200. call 561-261-6421 Title or Interest in the Property Herein
trailer, trolling motor, new stroke, gas, w/pedals-be- Ford Super Duty. $600 Described are Defendants, I will sellto
Johnson motor. $2700 comes a bcycle too(863)447-07, runs (304)539-4556 Your new car could be In the highest and best bidder for cash at
(863)357-3329 great. $750 (863)447-0796 today's paper. Have you the Front Steps of the Glades County
BUG DEFLECTOR Stainless today's pI.- Have you Courthouse, 500 Avenue J. Moore
AQUA SPORT 22', Center HONDA SHADOW 750 '05 Steel, Fits '98-07 $75 looked fo It? Haen, Florida 33471 at Glades
225 W/windshield,l1 fCounty, Roeda, at 11:008a.m. on the
console,openfishmen, 225 W/wind shield lots of (304)539-4556 24th dayofJan., 2008, the following
Evinrude. Good cond. chrome, only 3038 miles. described property as set forth in said
$3500. (863)228-2622 $5000 (863)763-8847 ENGINE Chevy 454 Big Block Orderor Finaljudgment,.to-wit
S4 Al MINI with transmission. $1200. or FORD BRONCO 1985 6 cyl., LOT 67, GLAOES LITTLE RANCHES.
BASS BOAT '94, 14 Ft., Alu- MINI CHOPPER Pace, 48cc bestoffer. (863)673-1981
minum, Console steer Ma- gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt best offe 863673-1981 4 spd., 79K org. mis. Needs ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
minum, Console steer., Mag- gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt, 09010 ainti ood cnditin. $0 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
ic tilt trlr, foot control trolling. New paint, battery w/charg- MOTOR from Nissan Pickup, paint. Good condition. $2500 AS RECOR22DED OF THEIN PUBLIC RECOROKDS
$1100 (863)763-6108 er. $400 (863)763-3551 4 cyl., & 5 spd. Transmis- (863)983-2099 OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
MOOG.I 'DO 12k l., sion, $750 will sell sep. JEEP CHEROKEE '92, 4.0, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BOAT 15' w/40hp Mere en- MOTO-GUZZ, '00- 12k m., (863)634-8024 4WD Northern car Hih m IN THE SURPLUS FROM T S
gine, trolling motor, trailer, V-11 Basa, blue & silver, 4WD, Northern car High m ANY.IN OTHESURPL STHAN FRMTHEpRoPSALE, IF
$800 (863)467-5906 w/helmets, $4800. RANCH HAND BUMPERS Runs, Some rust $800 OWNERASOFTHEATEOF TH Es
772-260-9701 Front & rear, fits '03-'07 Che- (561)261-2625 PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp, vy HD pickups. $1500 for- IN 60 DAYS ARER THE SALE.
'69, antique, w/3 propellers YAMAHA BLASTER '01 mint set. (863)634-3434 lit ail1 if you are a person with a disability who
& gas tank, runs good, cond., rebuilt motor, tons of needs any accommodation in order to
$480 neg. (561)790-3681 speed, many new extras, RIMS & TIRES. 8 lug, 8 on participate in this proceeding, you are
$480$2500 (772)528-5747 6 1/2, Mickey Thompson HAULMARK '05, Enclosed entitled,at nocos toyou, to the provi-
BOAT MOTOR- Evinrude, '93, rms. $250 (863)634-9696 trailer, 6'x12' Like new. siact th crtain assistnce.Pl863-94asec6-6on-
6hp outboard. Like new. c RUNNING BOARDS For Su- $2400. (863)467-5263 t 863-946-060 withintwo (2) working
$400. (561) 213 0 days of your receipt of this Notice; if
$400. (561)262-1390 perduty Crewcab Pick Up. STOCK TRAILER 24 ft you are hearing or voice impaired, call
BOW RIDER 15', 50hp John- Beige, off King Ranch Edition Gooseneck, 4 new tires, orida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
son motor & trailer. Good GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hp, $300 neg. (863)697-0328 wood slates need replacing. DATED at Mobre Haven, Florida, on
condition. $1200. Subaru engine. 2 seater. TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of $400 neg (863)443-6427 12/18/07.
(863)228-2622 Great condition. $600 firm a M u s t a n g. $ 5 0 UTILITY TRAILER 4x8 $65 JOE FLINT
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber- (863)675-3126 after 5pm. (863)634-9696 or best offer. (863)675-8937 As Clerk, Circuit Court
glass, $150 (863)805-8786 HONDA 300 EX 2003 w/Re- TIRES (4) TSL Super Swamp By: Jennifer Bevis
glass, $-6As Deputy Clerk
Montura verse. All original parts. Adult 31x12.5x15. Good condition. 254080 CGSI1/10.17108
COBIA 1981 16 Ft Cnt rden. $ 2 3 0 0 $400 863-357-0023
COBIA 1981- 16 Ft., Cnt. (845)551-0811
Console 60 hp Johnson. TIRES (4) on 10" steel rims. CARAVAN '95, 6 cyl, Seats Join all the people who
Runs great. Needs TLC. KAWASAKI 350 1997 4 wd, 33-12.50-15. Ford or Jeep. 7, Good tires, Runs & look say, "I sold ItIn the clas-
$1300 (863)484-0267 Adult ridden and owned. Good for woods or mud fest. good. Great mileage. $2300 slfleds."
JON BOAT- 16', hp electric $1800 (845)551-0811 $100 (863)697-6446 or best offer. (863)675-3299
JON BOAT 16', 15hp electric Buying a car? Look in the
start motor. Fair condition. KODIAC YAMAHA 4 WHEELER TOOLBOX metal, for Nissan CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30 classineds. SllIng a
$600 or best offer. '05, great shape, $4000 or Pickup $ 1 5 0 work van, $2000 car? Look theclassl-
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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 Rnal 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 as set forth in said
Summary Fnal 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 of David J. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324,
(954) 233-8000
07-90712 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
254479 CGS 1/3,10/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTHIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 07-1145-CA
SARA GONZALES,
Plainiff,
vs. .
ORLANDO J. NEGRIN et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS, ORLANDO J. NEGRIN
(aLk/a Orlando Juan Negrin-Pais) and
ORLANDO NARANJO, if living, and if
dead, their unknown spouse, devisees,
heirs, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees and other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
them and all parties having or claim-
ing to have, any right, tite or interest in
and to the real property herein de-
scribed, and ALL OTHER WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN:
,YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
The North one-half of the East one-half of
the North one-half of the Southeast
one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of Section 26, Township 44 South,
Range 32 East, Hendry County, Flori-
da, subject to an easement for ingress,
egress and utilities over and across
'the East 30 feet thereof. Also known
as Lot No. 492, Montura Ranch Es-
tates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Parcel ID.:#: 1-32-44-26-AOB-0279.
0100
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to i on JODIE R.
SNOW, ESQUIRE, plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is: 417 W. Sugadrland
Hwy., Clewiston, Florida 33440, on or
D before February 4, 2008, and file the
original with the Clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on the plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition. ,
DATED this the 28th day of Dec., 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: R. DeLa Cruz
Deputy Clerk
254975 CN 1/10,17,24,31/08
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, elt. 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, title or interest 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
HENDHY 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 Stiling Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
either on or before February 4th, 2008.
and file tle 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
SWITNESS my hand the seal of this Court
this 27t0 day of December, 2007,
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance vwth the Americans with


Disabilles Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) dayapor, contact the Clerk
of the Courts disability coordinator at
863-675-5217, P.O. Box 1760 La-
Belle, FL 33975, If hearing Impaired,
contact (EDD) 800-955-8771 via Flori-
da Relay System.
254716 CN 1/3,10/08
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO ABANDON
It is the intent of Five Smooth Stones,
Inc. to petition the Palm Beach County
Board of County Commissioners to va-
cate and abandon portions of three un-
named road rights-of-way between
Tracts G and H, Tracts H and I and
Tracts I and J within the Plat of Osceo-
la Groves recorded In plat book 20,
page 30, located approximately two
miles south of the Port Mayaca Oidge
over the St. Lucle Canal (C44) on the
east side of State Road 98/441.
255625 CGS 1/10,17/08


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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of lorida, and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District;" the 3rd Amendment to the 20th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
The Seminole Trbe of Forida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mitted, on December 26, 2007, the 3rd Amendment to the 201h Annual Work
Plan to include the following project: Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation: 1)
Livestock Water Wells in Brighton Construct sixty 2 livestock wells powered by
solar angels delivering water into a 750 gallon water trough: 2) Sugar Cane
Farm/Small Vegetable Irrigation Wells in Group D in Brighton Construct two 10"
wells for watermelon and sugarcane irrgated in Group 0; and 3) Deep Well Group
A for Livestock Watering in Brighton Construct a 10' well in Group A, with flow
by artesian pressure from the upper Floridian Aquifer Big Cypress Seminole In-
dian Reservation: 1 Livestock Watenng Wells in Big Cypress Construct twen-
ty-six 2" livestock wells powered by solar panels distbuting water to a 750 gallon
water trough and 2) Big Cypress Motocross Wetland Mitigation Well Water Use
Construct a 4" Tamiami Aquifer mitigation well to be used tor irrigation for two
created wetlands. Hollywood Semlnole Indian Reservation: Hollywood Busi-
ness Compund Relocation 4.64 acre project consisting of 246 acres of pre-
vious and 2-168 acres of impervious lands which includes the grading and
construction of a two lane road that extends .19 miles. Stormwater management
structures will include underground extiltration trenches, roadside swales and site
grading. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole
land The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South,
Range 32 East Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range
33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East The Immokalee Reservation is lo-
cated in Collier County, Townhip 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress
Reservation is located in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East.
The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51
South, Range 41 East
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Water
Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
tion.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the Staff Report.
255727 CGS 1/10/08

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on January 28, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-12
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 71, RELATING TO SOL-
ID WASTE SERVICES OF THE CITY CODE; RENUMBERING SECTIONS 71-2
THROUGH 71-10; PROVIDING A NEW SECTION 71-2, PENALTY; AMENDING
SECTION 71-3, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 71-5, PROHIBITIONS;
AMENDING SECTION 71-7, MANDATORY SERVICE; ADDING A NEW SECTION
71-8, CONTAINERS REQUIRED FOR DWELLING UNITS; COLLECTION STAN-
DARDS; AMENDING SECTION 71-9, COLLECTION SCHEDULING AND PLACE-
MENT; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The purpose of the ordinance is to modify regulation of city solid waste collection
services. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any
interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hear-
ing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
255572 CN 1/10/08

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on January 28, 2008 at 6:15 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, orida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-13
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE CITY COMMISSIONERS ELECTIONS, AMENDING
ARTICLE I, SECTION 8 (a) & (c) OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CLEWIS-
TON, FLORIDA; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICA-
TION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
The purpose of the ordinance is to amend the City Charter relating to Commission
Elections. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any
interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public ear-
ing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
255573 CN 1/10/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07CP-30
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
DAVID JOSEPH PALLADINO,
Deceased
NOTICE OF SUIT NO PROPERTY
TO: BETTY MARTIN, as guardian and
next friend, address unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion.for determination of heirs has
been filed against you as guardian and
next friend and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on the petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address is ANTHO-
NY A. ACORSI, Esquire, 329 South
Commerce avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, and file the original with the
clerk of the above styled Court on or
before Feb. 1, 2008; otherwise a judg-
ment may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 28th day of December, 2007.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of said,Circuit Court
By: /s/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
254944 CGS 1/10,17,24,31/08
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
01/19/2008 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
Crystal Jimenez Unit 823
AC, printer, misc. Items
A. Dellna Slnclne Alliance Unit B17
TV's, mattresses, furniture, stove
Jennie Tobias Unit W13
Misc. items
Willena Thomas- Unit A15
Washer, clothes, misc, items
Summer Todd Unit C12
Mattresses, saddle, sofa, misc. items
Audra Nelson Unit L15
Computers, misc. furniture
Bernice Howard Unit 313
Misc. items
255582 CN 1/10,17/08
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 P.M., January 22,
2008, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
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 will meet im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
I Mark Colbert, Chairman
254777 CB/CGS 1/3,10/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 01/25/2008, 10:00 am at
74. S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE,
FL 33935, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS
TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bides.
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255654 CN 1/10/08

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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 FBO 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 Fl-
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, Ll-
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; DONEY 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
Fnal 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 Ils pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
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 Courts disability coordinator at
&(863 946-2140, PO Box 1018,
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471. If hearing
Impaired, contact (TOODD (800) 955-
8771 via Florida Relay System.
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No-Fault Insurance bill is signed


Re-enacts PIP

on Jan. 1, 2008

TALLAHASSEE -- Governor
Charlie Crist today signed legis-
lation that will re-enact Florida's
Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law
and ensure that drivers have
$10,000 worth of health care
benefits through personal in-
jury protection or PIP coverage
by Jan. 1, 2008. The legislation
also reforms the law that sunset
on Oct. 1, 2007, to include mea-
sures to protect consumers and


reduce fraud.
"Today is a great day for the
people of Florida because the
Florida Legislature stepped in
to provide protections for Flor-
ida's drivers," said Governor
Crist. "In doing so, they made a
good law an even better law by
helping reduce opportunities
for fraud."
House Bill 13C, sponsored by
Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff
(R-Ft. Lauderdale) and Sena-
tor Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)
who joined Governor Crist for
the bill signing ceremony, pro-


vides maximum allowable fees
for medical providers, ensuring
that the $10,000 in benefits go
further. It also requires automo-
bile insurers to notify by Nov.
15, 2007, any policyholders
who do not already have PIP
coverage that they must obtain
coverage by Jan. 1, 2008.
The legislation also contains
the following provisions:
Requires health care pro-
viders to demonstrate certain
qualifications before they can
receive PIP reimbursements.
Reserves $5,000 worth


of benefits for physicians who
provide emergency services or
inpatient hospital care.
Streamlines the legal pro-
cess for disputed claims by
requiring that all PIP claims re-
lated to a single provider for the
same injured person be joined
in a single lawsuit.
Authorizes the Attorney
General, in addition to the Of-
fice of Insurance Regulation,
to take action against insurers
who demonstrate a pattern of
not paying valid claims.


Citrus Industry dodges cold weather bullet


LAKELAND -- The Florida
citrus industry dodged a bullet
early Thursday, Jan. 3, morning
as low temperatures across the
state failed to cause significant
damage to the crop.
There may be isolated areas
that have minor fruit damage,
however, temperatures did
not dip low enough for long
enough duration to create sub-
stantial problems.


"This is good news for
growers, good news for con-
sumers and good news for the
state of Florida," said Michael
W. Sparks, executive vice presi-
dent/CEO of Florida Citrus Mu-
tual. "Mother Nature cut us a
break this time and now we
can continue to produce the
quality citrus crop Florida is
known for."
"As reports come in, we ful-


ly expect to hear about pockets
of fruit damage but as a whole
the industry came through this
in good shape."
According to grower reports,
Arcadia reached 27 degrees,
Wauchula hit 2.8 degrees, Se-
bring came in at 29 degrees
and Vero Beach dipped to 33
degrees.
The United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture has fore-


cast a 168 million box orange
crop, which represents a 30
percent increase from the
2006-2007 Season.
Founded in 1948 and cur-
rently representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Cit-
rus Mutual is the state's largest
citrus growers, organization.
For more information, please
visit www.flcitrusmutual.com.


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Prepared by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, South-
west Area Office, Ft. Myers.
For additional information
call (239) 461-4300.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive
with caution, courtesy, com-
mon 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


project consist of milling and
resurfacing. Motorists should
expect lane closures. Motor-
ists are reminded to use cau-
tion and obey the posted speed
limit as they travel through this
project. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
S.R. 78: At Lake Port Road:
From Harney Pond Canal go-
ing 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 on hand
to assist with traffic.
S.R. 78: From Sportsman Vil-
lage to south of Banana Grove


Road: Construction project
-- Work is underway to con-
struct 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): Main-
tenance permit project Crews
are constructing a driveway.
Motorists should expect inter-
mittent lane closures, as well
as slow moving traffic and pos-
sible delays. Flagmen will also
be on site to assist with traffic.


Hendry County
S.R. 80: From east of the
Lee County line to west of
Grandma's Grove RV Park: Con-
struction project -- Work is un-
derway to make drainage im-
provements at the edge of the
roadway. Crews are excavating,
placing concrete, and work-
ing in the shoulders. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
motorists should use caution
and expect truck traffic enter-
ing and exiting the work zone.
The contractor is Community
Asphalt Corp.


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Uncorked
The city of Moore Haven public works had their hands full when a fire hydrant on Sixth
Street and U.S. 27 was struck by a vehicle Jan. 3.


INi/Nena Bolan

Local author
Local book author and freelance writer, Nancy Dale, introduces rodeo shoppers to her
work on Florida cow hunters and the swallow tailed kite in the Glades.



Arithmetickles are on their



way to Florida Schools


Arithmetickles, the interac-
tiv.e math show, is on its way to
Florida schools during the month.
of February 2008. A national tour-
ing production performed during
school assemblies and for parent/
.student evenings, Arithmetickles
is based on the inspired concept
of math'plus fun.
Presented by ArtsEcho, a New
Jersey-based theatre and musical
arts production company now in
its 201h year, Arithmetickles uses
theatre games, audience partici-
pation, interactive math, teams of
kids onstage, and stand-up' com-
edy to help teach mathematics
to children in grades K through
eighth.
Arithmetickles lives up to its
name. It was created by the team
of Sandra and Ben Bendor, who
are theatre artists and parents
of three children. Concerned


by their own kids' reluctance to
learn math through traditional
classroom methods, the Bendors
decided to use their theatre and
comedy skills to help school-
children appreciate the world of
math. They came up with a show
that makes math funny and cool,
not only for elementary and mid-
dle school students, but also for
their teachers and parents.
Recognizing the fact that math
is the gateway to technology and
science, the Bendors and their
non-profit organization, ArtsEcho,
created a show that takes math
out of the textbook and vividly
demonstrate$ to kids that num-
bers, shapes and problem-solving,
are a vital part of our everyday
lives.
From 32 shows in its first year,
Arithmetickles.has grown to more
than 750 shows annually through-


out the United States. Now in its
Tenth year, Arithmetickles has
been seen by more than 1,650,00(
kids in 21 states and in Canada.
Founded in 1987, ArtsEcho no
only produces Arithmetickles and
Arithmetickles Math Night, bu
also the concert, "20h' Century
Music and On" (now in its 16tt
year) and the Arts in Educatioi
Directory of the Northeast.
For more information abou
Arithmetickles, please call 1-800
341-3585 or visit the Arithmetick
les website at www.arithmetick
les.com.
* Editors, please note: Down
loadable images from Arith
metickles productions ar(
available at http://www.arith
metickles.com/arith/pressroom
html.


SFCC artist series presents Art Garfunkel


Join Art Garfunkel for an en-
chanting evening at South Florida
Community' College, Thursday,
Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Art Garfunkel,
of the world famous Simon and
Garfunkel, is one of the long
awaited headliners of the 2007-08
SFCC Artist Series held at the SFCC
Auditorium, Highlands Campus,
Avon Park.
Garfunkel just released his
12th solo album, Some Enchant-
ed Evening. Blessed
with what the' New-York Times
described as a "beautiful counter-
tenor," singer Art Garfunkel has
made an incredible mark on the
music world. He was originally
recognized for his Grammy-win-
ning, chart-topping songs and
albums with his partner Paul Si-
mon. Their greatest hits collection
which includes "Mrs. Robinson,"
"Scarborough Fair," "The Sound


of Silence," "The Boxer," and
"Bridge Over Troubled Water," is
the biggest selling album ever by
a duo. Their work earned them
the Grammy "Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award" and induction in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After Simon and Garfunkel
parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel
landed several major film roles,
including Carnal Knowledge, and
he released several solo albums.
The late 1980s brought two new
challenges for Garfunkel. He pub-
lished Still Water, a collection of
*poetry, in 1989 and also began an
amazing trek across America on
foot. Walking across the Uhited
States in 40 installments, Garfun-
kel wanted to slow down, "My
goal was to feel my connection
with America."
But the 1980s and 1990s found
Garfunkel doing what he does


best: singing for an audience.
"Taking on the fear and vulner-
ability of a live show keeps you
.vital," said Garfunkel, who rel-
ishes the opportunity to perform
new and classic material for fans.
around the world.
The performance is co-spon-
sored by Florida Hospital Heart-
land Division.
Tickets range from $31 to $42
and may be purchased online 24
hours a day, seven days a week, at
www.southflorida.edu by click-
ing "Performing Arts." Tickets
may also be purchased by calling
the SFCC Box Office at (863) 784-
7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box
Office located at the SFCC Audi-
torium, 600 West College Drive,
Highlands Campus, Avon Park,
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., Monday-
Friday.


Cowgirl accessories
Rodeo vendors' row attracted shoppers who attended the PRCA event at Brighton Res-
ervation in Glades County. The Simply Sassy shop in Moore Haven setup a booth with
accessories for the well dressed cowgirl.



Ten years of great plants


By Dan Culbert,
horticultural agent
UF/IFAS Extension Service
My calendar says that the New
Year has arrived, with lots of op-
portunities to make great choices
for your Florida Yard. And a peek
at information from the Florida
Nursery Growers and Landscap-
ers Association (FNGLA) tells me
that in 2008 they are celebrating a
decade of the "Plants of the Year"
recommendations.
Forty-eight landscape plant
suggestions for this year's ex-
traordinary ornamentals came
from Florida horticulturalists.
They were judged and selected
by a jury of 20 industry experts
on their ease of maintenance,
versatility, consumer appeal,
pest and disease resistance, geo-
graphic use, ease of propagation
and plant availability.
Benefiting growers, garden.
centers and consumers alike, this
year's selections include a native
groundcover, an almond-scented
flowering shrub, a tropical-look-
ing perennial, a native fan palm,
a versatile tropical foliage plant
plus a storm-durable native tree.
This year, FNGLA will be cel-
ebrating 10, years of the: Florida
Plahts of the Year by announcing
the "Best of the Decade" plant
selections. These 10 plants were
chosen by the same jury from
the all-star line-up of plants pre-
viously named as Florida Plants
of the Year. Consumers may look
forward to hearing about this
year's plants plus the "Best of the
Decade" promotions in 2008!
And the 2008 winners are:
SAlmond Bush (Aloysia
virgata): This sweetly fragrant,
vigorous, drought-tolerant, up-
right-growing tree/shrub is from
Argentina. It produces spiked
flower clusters with small white
almond-scented flowers. With
an extended bloom period from
spring through fall, this shrub is
a good nectar source for butter-
s flies. The branches of "Almond
s, Verbena" have a slightly weeping
0 growth habit.
In northern Florida, this plant
will freeze back, but will regrow
t as a 3' 4' shrub. If grown in ide-
d al conditions in our area, it may
t reach 15 feeftall as awoody shrub
y or small tree. Dead-, heading of
h spent flowers will not be needed,
n but for best results, pruning the
shrub between bloom cycles is
,t recommended for denser growth
to overcome a leggy habit.
Blue Ginger (Dichorisan-
- dra thyrsiflora): This, tropical
- plant resembles ginger in growth


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and habit, but is actually a relative
of the wandering Jew plant. Also
know as Brazilian Ginger, this is a
native to the tropical woodlands
of the Americas. It is grown for
their striking deep purplish -blue
blooms that grow on 6" spikes
in summer and fall. The blooms
can be cut for tropical floral ar-
rangements.
This creeping tropical has
glossy green foliage with stiff suc-
culent stems that spread slowly
to creating a dense mass with a
tremendous show of blooms. It
can be used alone as a specimen,
or grouped as a mass planting. It
grows well in part to full shade
with moist, well-drained soil;
mealy bugs are its only significant
pest issue. This is a great addition
to most any Florida garden!
Powderpuff or Sunshine
Mimosa (Mimosa strigillo-
sa): Looking for a groundcover
instead of turf grass? This reliable
andvigoro QU. lowgrower is.aElor.,,
ida native. And'it is a low-main-':
tenance choice for Florida Yards,
as it can do well growing in either
moist or dry soils. Powderpuff is
a common name for this plant,
because of its pink ball-shaped
flowers it produces in warmer
months. (They resemble Mimosa
tree flower clusters, and are both
bean family relatives). Flowers
will attract butterflies and provide
butterfly larva with food.
The foliage is delicate-looking
with small fern-like compound
leaves which draw back when.
touched. (Another relative is the
sensitive plant, which is invasive
but has undesirable thorns.) Sun-
shine Mimosa is durable enough
to walk on, park on, drive on and
even mow. In surl or shade, it
grows best when well watered
and grows well intermingled
with sod. It has virtually no major
insect or disease problems.
Sand Live Oak'(Quercus
geminata): Similar to the famil-
iar Southern live oak but smaller
in stature, this Florida native tree
'is usually found in dunes and
scrub habitats. But its salt and
drought tolerance have moved
it into mainstream landscapes
where the size of a Live Oak is
too great.
It has an irregular growth hab-
it and spreading canopy. Some
forms are tree-like and some may


form a thicket. The dark green
cupped leaves are distinctly boat
shaped with whitish grey on the
undersides. The acorns are a
valuable wildlife food source.
The Sand Live Oak has proven
severe storm durability making it
an ideal tree for Florida's some-
times stormy weather.,
Dwarf palmetto (Sabal
minor): One of the most cold
tolerant palms in the world, this
Southeast native is a small (4 feet
by 6 feet) drought-tolerant palm
with fan-shaped fronds. The fo-
liage, is green to blue-green and
long stalks of white" flowers pro-
duce small black fruits enjoyed
by wildlife.
It can be distinguished from
the Saw palmetto because it
lacks the bumpy thorns on the
leaf-stalks. It grows in very moist
to dry soils in shade or in sun.
The dwarf palmetto usually ap-
pears trunk-less due to its subter-
ranean trunk and adds a great na-
tive touch when a smaller scaled
plant is needed. Because of its
slow growth, expect it to be a
little more expensive than other
Stromanthe Tricolor (Stro-
manthe sanguinea 'Trios-
tar'): This striking upright foli-
age plant is grown mainly for its
beautiful coloration. It has been
selected from a native of the trop-
ical Americas, a relative of the
Prayer Plant. It will also attract
holiday plant lovers because of
the red, green and white colored
leaves, which are oblong, thick
and glossy.
Tricolor, or 'Triostar' as known
in the nursery trade, is very eye-
catching and thrives as a contain-
er grown indoor plant. In Central
and South it can survive outside
year-round in shady settings, but
will not survive hard freezes.
Caterpillars and slugs may pose
an issue as well as leaf-burn if
grown in the full sun. It will be a
very popular choice for 2008.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. -If
you need additional information
on the FNGLA's Plants of the Year
or Decade, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) .763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 until 3
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


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Rural scene
Rural Florida life is preserved in Glades County on the Brighton Reservation near the west
shore of Lake Okeechobpe. This photo was taken Jan. 5 during the PRCA rodeo.


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Homemade soup has medicinal value


For centuries, chicken soup
has been prescribed as a home
remedy for colds and flu. In
studies conducted over the past
three decades, modern science
has confirmed chicken soup ac-
tually has medicinal value.
A study at the University Of
Nebraska Medical Center found
chicken soup reduced inflam-
mation and acted as a natural
decongestant. A study at the
UCLA School of Medicine found
that cysteine, an amino acid re-
leased from chicken in cooking,
acts much like the drug acetyl-
cysteine, which is prescribed for
respiratory problems. A 1978
study published in the medical
journal "Chest" found that sip-
ping chicken soup helps clear
up congestion.
Most recently, a study by the
USDA found, that viruses are
more likely to attack people
whose diet lacks the nutrients
vitamin E and selenium -- found
in garlic.
Many ingredients in chicken
soup have medicinal value.
Chicken provides protein to
help strengthen the body. It also
contains a substance, which
makes it easier to sleep. Sleep
is often the best thing for a sick
person. Vegetables in the soup -
carrots, parsley, celery, onions,
and parsnips provide vitamins
and nutrients. Many of these in-
gredients also contain substanc-
es that help fight the flu.
Garlic contains substances
that help lower cholesterol,
lower .blood pressure and kill
bacteria.
Sage contains a substance,
which soothes a sore throat.
Thyme contains a natural
decongestant.


with Katrina Elsken

Celery-and carrots are nat-
urally soothing to digestion.
Parsley is also soothing to
the digestion.
Onions contain a substance
that helps break up chest con-
gestion.
Parsnips contain a sub-
stance that is soothing to a sore
throat.
While most versions of chick-
en soup are good for treating
colds and flu, researchers found
the homemade versions with
lots of chicken, garlic and on-
ions are the most potent.
Good chicken soup starts
with lots of chicken.
Some people who are wor-
ried about fat intake make the
mistake of trying to make soup
from boneless, skinless chicken
breasts and then are disap-
pointed that the soup lacks fla-
vor. For chicken soup, you need
a whole chicken bones and all.
The dark meat and the bones
add flavor and nutrients. Do not
worry about the fat. When the
stock cools, you can easily skim
off the fat.
I use a whole chicken, plus a
few extra chicken breasts.
First, I make the chicken
stock.
I chop up a head of celery, six
cloves of garlic, two large yel-
low' onions, six carrots, a small


A
Healthier
Life


January is Cervical health awareness month


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health recog-
nizes January as Cervical Health-
Awareness Month, a time to ed-
ucate, encourage and empower
women to visit their healthcare
provider for assistance in avoid-
ing this cancer.
"Cervical cancer .is now
largely preventable and treat-
able with timely interventions
such as regular Pap smears and
following healthy life, practices,"
- said Susan Fleming, RN, BSN,
M1A, DOH Cancer Program Ad-
ministrator.
Approximately 99 percent of
cervical cancer is attributed to
a virus known, as Human papil-
lomavirus (HPV). The virus is
spread through sexual contact,
and women can be unaware-of
infection. A woman can,.best
protect herself from cervical
cancer by limiting her number
of sexual partners, not smoking,
having regular Pap testing, and
promptly following up on any.
abnormal Pap test results.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety reports that between 60 and
80 percent of American women
with newly diagnosed invasive
(more serious) cervical cancer
have not had a Pap test in the
past five years and may have
never had one. Groups lacking
in regular checkups include old-
er women, the uninsured, ethnic
minorities, (especially Latinas,
African 'Americans and Asian
Americans), and poor women,
particularly those in rural areas.
In Florida during 2005, approxi-
mately 833 cases of newly di-
agnosed cervical cancers were
reported to the statewide cancer
registry and 293 women died as
a result of cervical cancer.


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The following are facts about
the Pap test:
A Pap test can find early cell
changes in the cervix before
these changes turn into cervical
cancer.
Abnormal cells in the cervix
and cervical cancer do not al-
ways cause symptoms, especial-
ly at th.e onset, so early detection
is important.
Females should start getting
regular Pap tests about three
years after they begin sexual 'ac-
tivity. '
All women should have a
Pap test by age 21, regardless of
sexual activity.
The Florida Department of
Health's Breast and Cervical
Cancer Early Detection Program
is available statewide. This
program provides assistance to
women ages 50 to 64, who are
uninsured and are at or below
200 percent of the federal pov-
erty level.
By offering information and


support, as well as the. critical
screening services that women
need, the program has helped
to remove barriers that prevent
women from getting .screened.
Since its inception, over 30,000
women have.received Pap tests
through this program. There
are 16 sites in Florida that serve
all 67 counties.
DOH promotes, protects and
improves the health of all peo-
ple in Florida. For more infor-
mation about DOH programs,
visit www.do'h.state.fl.us. ''"'or
more information about the
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Early Detection program, call
800-451-2229 or visit www.
doh.state.fl.us/family/bcc. To
learn more about cervical can-
cer, visit the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention web site
at www.cdc.gov, the American
Cancer Society at www.cancer.
org/docroot/home/index.asp,
the National Cancer Institute at
www.cancer.gov or the Agency


St. Lucie County Fairgrounds




Nationwide Exhibitors Featuring...
Over 100 Craftsmen, Unique Gifts, Quilts,
Flags, Jewelry, Art, Gourmet Treats, Candles,
Scrapbooking & Morel
Free Hourly Doorprizes 12 & Under Free


Justin's Country Kitchen
NNEW Restaurant in Moore Haven
formally Tico's Spanish Cuisine

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
American & Jamaican Cuisine
Oxtail & Curry Goat served daily'
Dine In or Dine Out
SCall for Other Daily Specials

442 South Hwy 27, Moore Haven
Located at the foot of bridge
- 863-946-3500


for Healthcare Research and
'Quality at www.ahrq.gov. For
detailed statistics, visit Florida's
Community Health Aspessment
Resource Tool Set web page
(CHARTS) at www.floridacha-
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(about half a cup, chopped),
fresh thyme (about one-fourth
cup, chopped) and three large
parsnips.
In a large stewpot, I saut6
these vegetables and herbs in
olive oil until the celery and on-
ions are tender.
I then add the chicken, sprin-
kle it with about one teaspoon
salt and half a teaspoon pep-
per, add enough liquid (water
or chicken broth) to completely
cover the chicken, bring it to a
boil, then turn it down to sim-
mer, cover the pot and let it
cook until the chicken falls off
the bones about three hours.
At this point, the vegetables
will be mushy. That does not
matter. All of the nutrition is in
the stock anyway.
I put a colander over a large
glass pot (I use the liner that
goes into a crock-pot heating
unit) and strain all of the stock
into the glass pot to cool. (I uise
glass because I want to put in
the refrigerator.) I let the chick-
en cool slightly so I do not burn
my fingers, and tfien bone it out.
The meat goes into the glass pot
with the stock. I let it cool and
then put it in the refrigerator.
The bones and all the mushy
vegetables go back into the
original pot. I put back in just
enough stock to cover the mix-
ture of bones and vegetables,
bring it to a boil, and lower the
heat to simmer again. I sim-
mer the bones and mushy veg-
etables for another two to three
hours, then strain this mixture,
saving this stock. The bones
and mushy vegetable hulls are
discarded. I let this additional
stock cool and then add it to the


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rest of my'chicken and stock in
the refrigerator. The next day,
I scoop the fat off the top and
discard it. (I mix it with the cats'
dinner. They love it.)
Because I use the bones, the
cooled stock will be like gelatin.
This is because it contains the
nutrients from the bones in-
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to maximize the amount of
calcium in the soup, add two
tablespoons of lemon juice or
vinegar to the pot when you are
cooking the bones.)
The next day, I saute more
vegetables in olive oil finely
chopped carrots, celery, onions,
parsnips and .parsley. I don't
like mushy vegetables so I only
make enough for the soup we
will be eating that.day. When
the vegetables are tender, I add
stock and chicken from the glass
pot (just enough to make soup
for that day), heat it thoroughly
and season to taste. If you like
noodles, rice or potatoes in your
soup, you can add them at this
time and simmer until they are
cooked. If we aren't going to
use all the stock in a few days,
I can freeze some of the stock
and meat for future meals.
This seems like a lot of soup,
but at my house it seems to dis-
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in fat and calories and packed
with nutrition, so it is a guilt-free
treat. And if you have a cold or
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The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A. Strickland will be mailing
Sample Ballots to every registered voter. If you do not receive one
please call the Elections office arid verify that we have the correct
address on file. We also have Presidential Preference Primary ballots
available for Early Voting and Absentee Voting, Monday through
Saturday beginning January 14, to January 27, 2008. At the LaBelle
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the Clewiston Sub-office, 955 W Sugarland Hwy., daily 8:00 am to 1:00
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recibe una, por favor llame a la oficina de elecciones para verificar que
su direccion esta correcta Tambien tenemos boletas de Primaria de
Preferencia Presidencial para votar temprano y votar en ausencia Lunes
a Sabado, empesando el 14 de Enero 2008, hasta el 27 de Enero 2008.
En la oficina de elecciones en LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. diario
de las 9:00am a las 5:00pm y en la oficina de Clewiston, 955 W
Sugarland Hwy. de las 8:00 a.m. a la 1:00pm y 2:00pm a las 5:00 p.m.
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Dog theology and eat tales


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
I admit it: I'm a dog person.
It's not that I don't like cats, I do.
I'even married a cat person. But,
push come to shove, I have to
confess an incli-
nation towards
the canine way
of thinking over
the feline way
of thinking. You
may have heard
f "Dog Theol-
ogy" vs. "Cat
Theology." In John
Dog Theology, Hicks
"You feed me.
You pet me. You shelter me. You
love me. You must be God!" In
Cat Theology, "You feed me. You
pet me. You shelter me. You love
me. I must be God."
Keeping this in mind, let me
share with you a cat tale I found
amusing. During some flooding
in Washington State, Interstate


5 was submerged for five days.
Camera crews captured a.lot of
dramatic rescues. But with all
of the selfless acts of neighbors,
friends, and even total strangers
lifting stranded victims from the
waters, there was one incident
caught on camera that showed
how hard it is to rescue some in-
dividuals.
While filming the flooded
areas and rescues, a television
camera crew noticed a large grey
cat perched on top of one of the
buildings. The flood waters had
completely surrounded this cold
and shivering cat. The television
crew decided to try to rescue the
cat, and paddled and waddled
forward toward the cat. The cat
took one look at the splashing
gang of strangers with blazing
lights and blaring bullhorns and
saw his doom.
As they tried in vain to cor-
ral and catch the cat, one cam-
era recorded the cat's escape to
higher ground. First, the cat leapt


an amazing distance to the next
building. Then, still in a panic, the
cat proceeded to climb the alu-
minum siding straight up until he
reached the roof peak, and was
safely out of reach from all those
who had thought they would res-
cue him.
Night was coming, and the
crew left in total defeat. A check of
the same site the next day found
the flood waters had receded,
and the cat had disappeared.
Sometimes we will do any-
thing, including the seemingly
impossible, just to avoid being
saved. The cat didn't trust what
we understand would have been
a saving solution to his dilemma.
We are much the same.
Around two thousand and sev-
en or so years ago, God launched
a rescue mission. The rescue mis-
sion that God set in motion on
that first Christmas still encoun-
ters individuals who have trouble
giving control of their lives into
the hands of another even if it


is God. It's hard sometimes for
people to see the big picture and
understand what is needed to be
saved.
All lifeguards-in-training are
strictly schooled to never hit the
water without a flotation device.
This is not so much to use it in
rescuing the drowning victim as
to insure that the person they are
trying to save won't succeed in
drowning them!
It is not just the drowning that
put up a big fight. Being saved
requires that we relinquish our
own ability to save ourselves. Be-
ing saved means that we have to
trust another to be able to do for
us what we cannot do for our-
selves. Being saved means that
we need to live with a degree
of uncertainty, because rescuers
can't always communicate to
those they are rescuing exactly
what they are going to do and
how they are ultimately going to
save the victim.
Are you saved?


The great commission and you!


By Jackie Miller
First Christian Church
of Clewiston
In Matthew 28:18-20 we have
the "Great Commission" as giver
by Jesus Christ. "Go ye therefore
and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father
and of the Son, and of the Horl
Ghost, teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever I have comr
manded you, and lo, I am with
you always, even to the end o
the world."
First have you submitted to the
teaching of the Great Commis
sion? Have you been taught and
S believed the Gospel, repented o
sins, confessed faith in Christ and
been immersed for remission o
sins, and thus surrendered youth
life to Christ. Have you submit
ted to being taught and have
you obeyed the things that Chris
commanded? If not, you need tc
do that first.
The Great Commission is filled


with action! Go! Teach! Baptize!
Teach! If you are a Christian the
Great Commission is not a mat-
ter of options. It has nothing to
do with talent. The most impor-
tant element is action in which all
Christians must be involved.
Abraham could not reach the
, land of Canaan until he followed
God's injunction "Get thee out of
- thy country, and from thy kindred,
and from they father's house,
f .unto a land I will shew thee.
(Genesis 12:1). Sometimes we
over simplify and over spiritualize
_ such monumental steps, but the
j next stage in God's plan added a
f tremendous amount of drama in
1 Abraham's obedient actions.
f Before Moses could lead his
r- people out of Egypt, he had to
- overcome a mountain of fears,
e reservations, and speech prob-
t lems even before he left Midian.
Likewise before Gideon's victory
over the Midianites, he had to
1 continually go through increas-


ingly difficult tests.
Even the Prodigal Son, once
he realized how desperate and
deprecating his pigpen circum-
stances were, he made the ulti-
mate decision: "I will arise and
go to my father."
Nothing worthwhile has ever
been done without positive ac-
tion, and seldom are such feats
done without obstacles. It has
been that way throughout his-
tory.
George Fredric Handel, the
German-born composer, refused
to quit writing his timeless music
despite being paralyzed, finan-
cially broke, and threatened with
debtor's prison.
Admiral Nelson lost an arm
and an eye, his health was gone,
but he sailed with six American
flags flying from his ship, saying,
"If five of the flags are shot down,
I don't want anybody to think that
I have surrendered."
Beethoven lost his hearing,


yet afterwards he composed his
most superb sonatas.
Similarly, Milton. wrote his
most sublime poetry after being
stricken with debilitating blind-
ness.
England's Kavanaugh had no
arms and no legs, but his faith en-
abled him to become a staunch
member of Parliament.
Frances Parkman was blind,
but his unshakable sense of ac-
tion and urgency caused him to
put wires across his pages to help
guide his pen so that he could
write his many eye-opening his-
torical books.
Louis Pasteur, after his hor-
rible paralytic stroke, made the
great discovery of the process of
pasteurization.
In the business of reaching the
world for Christ, it is important to
go into action, thinking in terms
of "How," not "if". Those who
would continue to live in terms of
"if" will undoubtedly fail.


By Rev. Samuel S. ...
Thomas, Ph.D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
It was a while ago when I met
a family of immigrants who came
to North America after World
War II and who
had settled into
anew life in
new court-
try. As I got to
know them,
they would tell
me about their
former life and
lkardships we Samuel S.
have not known ThoSamuel S
6ere. They Thomas
shared with me an "epiphany
story" one day. It was about sol-
diers coming to their farm after
invading their country and tell-
ing them to pack one suitcase,,
then to get onto a waiting truck.
Instead, they ran into the woods
and hid until the soldiers left,
rent to their' home and gath-
ered what they could, then es-
* aped. They explained that they


were poor and didn't have much'
schooling, but I told them that
I thought they had done some-
thing that was very wise. Their
instincts and wisdom probably
saved their lives and led them to
a newer, quieter, more peaceful
life.
This is the season that the
church celebrates the Epiphany;
giving thanks that God came to
give new life to all of humanity.
It is a time associated with the
"Three Wise Men" or "Three
Kings." They were "magi", a
word from the Greek related to
"astrologers." It was not their
knowledge, but their wisdom
that is remembered. Their back-
ground would have given them a
special interest in the Star in the
East that appeared over Jesus'
birthplace, and the manifesta-
tion of the light that was to come
into the world. King Herod called
them to interpret the meaning of
the Star (Matthew 2:7ff).
Then, instead of returning to
the king who wished to kill the


Messiah and telling them what
they found, "...and having been
warned in a dream, they re-
turned to their country by anoth-
er route (v.12)." Wisdom came
to them in a dream; warning
them to escape and protect the
newborn child from the wrath of
an insane ruler. Their instincts,
enlightened in a dream, brought
them a new life and protected
a life that made kings of us all.
It was in their wisdom that they
became kings; not of earthly ter-
ritories, but in knowing they did
the Lord's work (Jesus himself
would later say, "My kingdom is
not of this world," but His wis-
dom and gifts to us would come
from a kingdom well beyond
our widest imaginations.) They
heard God speaking to them and
in wisdom followed.
The season of Epiphany is cel-
ebrated in churches as the cel-
ebration of Christ coming to all
peoples. God gave to these "gen-
tile" \astrologers even at the time
of Jesus' birth a special place in


His plan, enlightened them, gave
them wisdom, showed them His
favor by leading them to the Lord
and then directed their course af-
terward.
This season, when we cel-
ebrate God's opening the doors
to Heaven to all of humanity,
makes us mindful of that greatest
of gifts; that we are all called to
be His children. In that sense, He
has made us kings too; sharing
in what was brought at. Christ-
mas to everyone.
Someone once said that
"knowledge comes but wisdom
lingers." Somewhere in the re-
cesses of the minds of all people,
learned or unschooled, instructed
or self-taught, there is'that kind
of wisdom that ultimately takes
us to God. The wise men were
truly kings; we follow in their
footsteps when we follow God's
plan for us, protect His creatures,
'listen to our hearts, give thanks
and act with thanksgiving when
we realize what God has opened
to us and done for us all.


Church News in Brief


Upcoming Events

Church to host
annual fish fry
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. will be holding their
Annual Fish Fry to welcome back
(he winter residents on Saturday,
Jan. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m. This
event is free and there will be four
$erving sessions: 4-4:40; 4:45-
5:25; 5:30-6:10 and 6:15-7 p.m.
The menu includes Okeechobee
6sh fillets, baked beans, cole
slaw, potatoes, hush puppies,
Oessert and drink. For a free ticket
you may call (863) 983-1804 or
(863) 983-6704.

Missionary Baptist to
host prayer breakfast
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church, 700 Georgia Ave., Clewis-
ton will host a "Prayer breakfast"


on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, please
contact Barbara Henry at (863)
983-8351 or Jackie Young at (863)
228-1550.

Yard sale
to benefit church
A yard sale will be held to ben-
efit the Church of God of Prophe-
cy Moore Haven, on the corner of
E. Street each Saturday, beginning
at 9 a.m. Come and see what you
can carry away for a donation.
Proceeds from the yard sales will
help with church expenses. Come
and help us. You well be blessed.
Sevice times

Methodist Church
plans services
Service time for First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-


ven is Sunday at 10 a.m. with
Rev. Thom Street and is locat-
ed at 300 Avenue L. in Moore
Haven at the corner of Third
Street. The church telephone
number is (863) 946-1457 and
email address is oneuncmh@
aol.com.

Non-denominational
ministry
in Belle Glade
Bible Teachers International
and Mary Banks Ministries want
to extend a welcome to the
community. They are a non-de-
nominational ministry commit-
ted 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 continu-
ing steadfast in the Apostles


doctrine. The ministry 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 Interna-
tional 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):
Friday night Service at: 7:30
.pm.: daily prayers at 6 a.m.
and noon, Monday through Fri-
day. For more information, visit
online church at http://www.
bibleteachers.com.


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On January 29, 2008, there will be a Hendry County
Referendum on the Ballot all Registered Voter's will
be eligible to vote on the Referendum.
Shall the board of county commissioners of this
county be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art.
VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemp-
tions to new businesses and expansions of existing
businesses?

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VALOREM PARA EL DESAROLLO ECONOMICO
El 29 de Enero 2008, Habra. un Referendum del
Condado de Hendry en el boleta y todos Votantes
Registrados podran votar en el Referendum.
Autorizaran al tablero de las comisiones del conda-
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?VII de la constitucion del estado, exenciones de la
contribucion territorial a los nuevos negocios y
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and 29th at 6:00 pm at the office of the Supervisor
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Take the dogs out for racoon hunting


By Tony Young
Some of my huntin' buddies
and me really live for being out
in a wet patch of woods in the
middle of a cool night and hear-
ing the not-so-distant sounds
of our Walker hounds when
they open up on a hot coon
trail. -There's just something
about those hounds' voices that
sound both pleasing and eerie
at the same time.
We like to brag about whose
dog actually struck the trail first
and whose got to the right tree
first. Boy, you can sure tell'the
difference when the dogs are
just trailing a coon and when
they've got 'em treed. Their
barking goes from longer, less
frequent howls to just down
right choppin' it down, baying
*as loud as they can, as quick
as they can, with every breath
that's in 'em. You can really
sense the urgency in their voic-
es when they're on the tree.
That's when it's time to
turn on the flashlights and start
making your way through the
swamps toward that pleasant,
oh, too familiar sound in the
darkness.
If you'd like to try coon
huntin', besides having a good
coon dog, you'll need a Florida
hunting license. Residents pay


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Continued From Page 1
time in swimming off, almost
touching each other. Too small
and slender to be muscovies,
too large to be the ones simply
known as native Florida ducks.
However, not knowing their true
name did not detract from their
grace and beauty.
They played around on the
pond for half the day, dipping
and diving and at times they
seemed to be splashing their
wings just for the fun of it. Now
and then they'd climb up the
bank on the east side of the
pond and peck furiously in the
short, tough grass. But not for
long, back they sauntered to the
water.
As the day wore on to dusk,
they stayed close in to the pond's
south end where papyrus grows
thick and tall alongside a stand
of blue and white Florida.flags.
They're not blooming yet but


just $17 for the year. Nonresi-
dents have the choice of paying
$46.50 for a 10-day license or
$151.50 for 12 months.
If you're thinking about
hunting on one of Florida's
many wildlife management
areas (WMAs), you also must
purchase a management area
permit for $26.50. But find out
which WMAs allow coon hun-
tin' by reading the brochure on
each area you're thinking about
trying. These WMA brochures
are at your local tax collector's
office or online at MyFWC.com/
hunting.
All licenses and permits are
available at county tax collec-
tors' offices, any retail outlet
that sells hunting and fishing
supplies, online at www.wild-
lifelicense.com or call toll-free
1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA.
Coon huntin' with dogs at
night, while using a flashlight
or headlamp, is allowed. On


the buds are fat and long, it
won't be long.
As dusk faded and the moon
rose in a sea of silver moonlight
I tried to see if they were spend-
ing the night on the pond. But
shadows were far too many and
too close together to distinguish
anything definitely.
The night was still and cold
with not even a little breeze.
Fog rose thick and heavy over
the pond at first light, so much
so that nothing could be seen
except the long, sharp spears of
the papyrus.
But then, in only minutes,
there was their raucous voices
again as they swam straight to
the middle of the pond where in
only seconds they silently dived
so deep the water remained
unbroken. In a few minutes
they surfaced, took a long look
around from side to side, then
spread and flapped their wide
wings splashing the water into
big droplets over each other, and
flew off into the blinding sunrays


private property, when in pos-
session of written landowner
permission, you may hunt rac-
coons year-round, but most of
us prefer to hunt 'em during the
colder months so as not to get
our dogs snakebit or attacked
by gators.
You're only allowed to har-
vest raccoons, and opossums
for that matter, using .22-cali-
ber firearms (other than .22-
magnums) or single-shot .410-
gauge shotguns with shot no
larger than No. 6. During the
hunt, all firearms must remain
unloaded except immediately
prior to shooting treed or bayed
raccoons or opossums.
There are no daily or sea-
sonal bag limits on how many
raccoons or opossums you may
harvest, and hides and skins of
these furbearers may be pos-
sessed in any number, at any
time.
All dogs used in pursuing
raccoons or opossums are re-
quired to wear collars or tags
which identify dog owners and
their addresses. Hunting either
furbearer by "shining" or using
lights from moving vehicles,
boats or animals is against the
law. It's also illegal to trans-
port wild-trapped live raccoons
within, into or from Florida.
Individuals with a trapping


.through the big swamp.
Now it's late in the day, the
sun has slipped below sight on
one side of the world as the
moon is rising in silver splendor
on the other. I kept hoping for
one more glimpse but there was
no sign of them, so turning from
the pond I began to retrace my
steps to the house. Just then,
there was a faint raucous sound
coming from across, the south
meadow. Turning quickly in the
direction of that sound, there
they were flying back toward
the pond! Watching in wonder,
I saw them descending toward
the water as they cleared the tall
stands of papyrus. And then in
the next instant as I glanced at
the water, there were their twin
shadows following faithfully as
they lowered themselves even
more over the still water and
made a perfect landing.
I could only hope they'd
spend another night.


license ($26.50) also may take
raccoons and opossums by
means of live-trapping or the
use of snares, but these traps
must be checked at least every
24 hours. Using steel or leg-
hold traps is prohibited.
Only those persons with a
trapping license are authorized
to sell the hides and meat of
these furbearers. In order to buy
and sell this meat for commer-
cial purposes, you're required
to possess a dealer's license,
which you can get from the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services' Di-'
vision of, Food Safety by calling
850-488-0295.
So if you're looking for a new
and exciting huntin' opportunity,
get a hold of a good coon dog,
grab your .22, a flashlight and a
pair of hip waders and take to
the swamps!
Here's wishing you a happy
New Year and good huntin'. If
you can, introduce someone
new to a different kind of hunt-
ing pass the tradition down.
As always, have fun, hunt safely
and ethically, and we'll see you
in the woods!


INI/Nena Bolan
Troy Lee Weekley had a life changing experience when he
received a kidney transplant eight years ago, but he stayed in
the rodeo life. Here he is warming up before the team roping
event during the PRCA rodeo Jan. 4-6 in Brighton.


INI/Nena Bolan
On the third day of rodeo competition, Troy Lee Weekley and
his partner Cody Gortno are ready to rope the horns and
heels of an evasive steer.
Ro e either. Now he has eased into
Rodeo focusing solely on team roping.


Continued From Page 1
lete could also stay active, and
he did.
He resumed his chosen
events of steer wrestling, calf
roping and team roping. How-
ever two months ago he needed
a hip replacement due to com-
plications with transplant medi-
cation. That did not stop him


Traffic
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health department will be at the
RCMA at Booker T. Washington
School building on Jan. 16 at 7
a.m.
Debra Stallings, FDOT, men-
tioned that a DOT grant special-
ist will come to the traffic safety
meeting in order to inform gov-
ernment agencies and others on,
how to develop and'document
a Teen Outreach Grant. She said
that she would notify members
and agencies in advance of the
intended meeting.
Sergeant Kim Hill, team vice
chairman, commented that re-
viving movie night at the high
school auditorium may be a
way to make children and teens
aware of safety issues as well as
provide funds to school groups
and others. In addition to a mov-
ie for students and families there


Homeless
Continued From Page 1
need, or homeless.
The coalition meets on the
third Thursday of each month
in the United Way House at 10
a.m. in LaBelle. Ms. Villafuerte


"I've been in rodeo since
was about eight or nine years
old. The doctor did not want me
to rodeo after the kidney trans-
plant. It was life changing, but
you can't quit everything you've
always done," he said.


Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


would also be affordable snacks
sdld. Sgt. Hill c6Edriefte'd''that
more would have to be done
before plans are made.
Sergeant Hill also reported
that the speed limit on S.R. 78,
which runs past two corrections
facilities, may need to be re
duced. She and Debra Stalling
will look further into the matter
before any proposals are made."
The GCSO road patrol an-
nounced that in the month of
December, 283 traffic citations
were given out with 207 of those
originating in Moore Haven.
The community traffic safety
team meets on the first Thurs+
day of each month in the public
library at 10 a.m. Community
and agency representatives are
invited to attend.

Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabola @yahoo.com


can also be contacted at (863)
946-6004, but for homeless sur-
vey volunteer work it is best
to contact her at ericav@My-
Glades.com.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan @yahoo.comn


iNi/Nena Dolan

From Wisconsin to Florida
Leah Wedl, 2008 Miss Rodeo Wisconsin, was meeting and
greeting spectators at Fred Smith Rodeo Arena in Brigh-
ton last weekend. She represents the Great Lake Rodeo
Circuit of Wisconsin, and she also attends college in Na-
ples, Florida.


INI/Nena Bolan

Performers and local vendors
Rodeo events at Brighton provided entertainment and
shopping opportunities. Vendor Danielle Jean, left, is also
a teacher at Clewiston Middle School. Texas Jack Ful-
bright, right, is a master trick roper who has been working
in western themes since he was five.


INI/Nena Bolan

Rodeo rep
Heather Mills, 2007 Miss Rodeo Florida, is from Live Oak.
She has traveled the country as a representative of rodeo
life. She attended the rodeo at Brighton over the week-
end.


iNi/nena Boian

Work and play
Many families work at rodeos and festivals with full or part
time businesses. It is a way to travel, partake in rural life
and keep the kids occupied with work and play. This pho-
to was taken at the stable for rodeo participants at Fred
Smith Rodeo Arena.


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