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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven, Fla
Publication Date: September 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Volume ID: VID00265
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, September 11, 2008 Volume 82, Number 07


Glades at a
Glance


Last chance to visit FEMA center in Hendry


Native Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant So-
ciety meeting will be held on
the first Tuesday of each month
at7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
at 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring
in conference room number
three.
For more information, call
Roy Stewart at 863-'632-0914.

Updated VFW Post
#9528
The VFW Post #9528 is
located at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. For infor-
mation, call 863-467-2882.
Post opens at noon, Monday
through Sunday.
We are taking applications
for new members for the VFW;
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS. and AMVETS "ladies
auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
able.
Every Thursday is, bar-
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch %will
be available.
Every Friday a steak din-
ner 'with baked potato, salad
and rolls will be served from'
5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11 do-
nation. Dancing immediately
follows the dinner.
Membership meetings
are held on the second Satur-
day of the month beginning at
10 a.m. The House Committee
meeting is on the fourth Satur-
day.
For information, contact
oaM _onmander Robert Hare at.
863-467-2882.
All games and special
events are shown on three tele-
Visions. The game room has a
regulation- size pool table.

Narcotics
Anonymous meets
Narcotics Anonymous meets
Monday at 7 p.m. for open dis-
cussion meeting at Buck Head
Ridge Christian Church, 35Linda
Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more
information, please call 863-
634-4780.

Democrats to meet
The 2008 election is just
around the' corner. All Glades
County registered Democrats
are encouraged to attend. The
Glades DEC meets every month
on second Tuesday at the li-
brary at 5:30 p.m.

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Index


Classifieds . . . .
Opinion..... . . .
School ........
Sports .......... .


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Help available to
residents


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Hurricane
Ike's full menace never reached
South Florida. That is a decidedly
good thing, since some residents
are still recovering from Tropical
Storm Fay.
Hendry County was one of
ten counties which, because of
its concentration of uninsured or
underinsured homes that were
damaged by the storm, are eli-
gible for federal assistance. Resi-
dents in Glades County, howev-


er, are still eligible for individual
assistance and are urged to call
FEMA's toll-free phone number.
Two locations were opened
in Hendry County,"one at the
Harlem Civic Center, 2000 7th
St. in Clewiston, and one at the
LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, OO Ro-
deo St. immediately following
the storm, but have since been
closed.
One of only two remaining lo-
cations in the region is located in
Mo'ntua. The recovery center is
located at the Montura Ranch Es-
,tate Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda
Dr. in Clewiston. The hours are
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but this
location will operate only until
Saturday.


Assistance is offered in Eng-
lish and Spanish at the recovery
centers. Other agencies are pres-
ent at the sites, including the
Small Business Administration,
Red Cross, the state of Florida
and local health departments.
Help is available in several
ways, including temporary hous-
ing assistance, and repair assis-
tance. An inspector surveys the
damages, usually within two
days. In some cases, grants may
be available for replacing a heav-
ily damaged home, or replacing
essential items.
There is also help for those
whose employment were nega-
tively affected by the storm. If
a resident has lost a job due to


his place of employment closing
as a result of the tropical storm,
they may be eligible for up to
six months unemployment ben-'
efits.
According to Pete Garcia,,
FEMA public information officer,
there is a time frame for register-
ing, but no strict deadline has
been set. -
"We really urge individuals to
register as soon as possible," he
said.
Until last week, however,
FEMA posted a figure close to
10,000 of the people who have
applied, by phone, Internet or the
recovery centers, for emergency
aid. According to Mr. Garcia,
close 240 people had registered


Glades County: veterans welcome


INI/Nena Bolan
The American Legion-of Moore Haven held a dinner and installed new officers for the year on Sept. 6. Starting from
the left is L.C. Roundtree, new sergeant at arms; K.S. Butch Jones, new first vice commander; and Gordon Bryant,
new post commander. There are no members from the campaigns or wars of Beirut, Grenada, Panama, Gulf War,
Somalia, Balkans, Iraq War and War in Afghanistan. Current members were in Korea and Vietnam, and they welcome
younger vets-to join. :


Traffic safety team meets in GC


Jack's Branch
Bridge is still closed

By Nena Bolan.
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- The
community traffic safety team
met Sept. 4 and discussed road
and traffic issues.
Deputy Donald Watts, GCSO
school resource officer, report-
ed that there were 214 citations
given out by the road patrol in
August. The lower numbers
reflect less traffic on the road-
ways perhaps due to storms,
according to Deputy Watts. He


also noted that standing water
and heavy rain in the region
probably contributed to the
two recent traffic fatalities on
S.R. 78 in Lakeport.
"It could have happened,
anywhere," he said.
Attendees noted that the
work on S.R. 78 West made the
roads much better. Debra Stall-
ings, DOT, reminded the team
that this was just the first stage
and there will be another appli-
cation to the road surface.
Scott Bass, school district,
mentioned that the opening
of the school year went well.
The district will continue to re-
mind parents that dropping off
students in the frofit of Moore


Haven Elementary School is
no longer allowed. It creates
a traffic jam, especially by the
cafeteria and when busses are
loading and unloading chil-
dren. Now, students should be
dropped off at the back of the'
campus.
Donna Storter Long, com-
missioner,: reported that por-
tions of'C.R. 731, in the Muse
and Rainy' Slough area, are
dirt road. Residents wonder if
it might be paved 'considering
some of the families will have
children that will soon reach
school age, and they are con-
cerned about school buses us-
See Traffic Page 18


through the recovery centers in
Hendry County alone.
In addition to the recovery
centers, FEMA representatives
have been going door-to-door
in various areas of the commu-
nity to let residents know about
the aid that is available, particu-
larly those whose homes or busi-
nesses were flooded as a result
of Fay.
Officials say. it is important
that all residents experiencing
damages register. Most are noti-
fied within 10 days if they are eli-
gible for help.
To register,, call FEMA at
1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), apply
See FEMA Page 18


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people on Saturdays
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN -- On the
morning of Sept. 6, local folks
were focused on televisions, radi-
os and computers in order to get
the latest forecast for unpredict-
-able Hurricane Ike
Tropical Storm Fay had recently
blown through with winds a little
stronger than anticipated and left
over a foot of rain.
As people in south Florida
wished for the storm to course
further south, people in Cuba
were wishing it pushed, further
north.
A few ladies at the Church of
God of Prophecy had arrived to
open the doors to the fellowship-
center which has a clothing store
and a kitchen.
'They fixed coffee, to start up
their 'morning and straightened
the clothes on hangers. Brenda
White, Denna Adkins, and Mary
Lou Parham,. volunteers, talked
about how there were fewer peo-
ple coming in at this time of year,
and they were looking forward to
the return of winter residents and
workers.
Brenda White commented that
some people do not know where
they are located and it would be
good for those in need to hear
about the clean, nice clothes they
have to offer.
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By Diane Timmons
INI Florida
Seniors with computers often
use them for communication
with adult family out of the area
or out of state.
. But what about communicat-
ing with the grandkids-even the
really young grandkids?
AARP estimates that distance
is one of the major barriers (45
percent) that prevent grandpar-
ents from seeing their grandchil-
dren.
When I saw a press release
that described -a way for grand-
parents to interact with their
grandchildren via computer and
the Internet, I took a second
look.
It is called Grandparent Games
at www.grandparentgames.com.
If you cannot see the grandkids
in person as often as you wish, try


By Glenda Wilson, HRMC
On Tuesday, during the sum-
mer months, participating Beef
'O'Brady's customers were invit-
ed to give 15 percent of their food
purchases back to the Hendry
Regional Medical Center Founda-
tion.
As a result of that campaign.,
548 meals, were purchased at
Beef 'O'Brady's for the benefit of
the hospital, foundation, totaling
nearly$5,000 in'food sales which


TALLAHASSEE-Like every- ers ag
thing that accompanies the In- convene
ternet age, the phenomenon of Ser
online shopping has grown sub- advan
stantially from where it began in factor
the late 1990s. .Car
Now, with the eclict.bf a mouse, one, h
consumers can purchase every- to ma]
thing from clothing and books to ing c;
furniture and cars. And even in a But th
troubled economy, ,the number somet
of Internet purchases is rising at Est
a continually fast. pace.'According might
to a 2008 Nielsen Global Online dividu
Survey, more than 85 percent 6f cident
the world's population has used cover
the Internet to make a purchase, If an
which is a 40 percent increase in tional,
the market for online shopping ply wi
over the last two years. quirer
And by year's end, it is ex- comp.
pected that online spending will not atl
increase by 17 percent from last comp.
year to $204 billion, according to "C(
a survey conducted by Internet sumel
analysis firm Forrester Research is onl
for Shop.org. that it'
"I shop online because it's easy Jeff Gr
and there are so many options," Associ
said Bridget Brennan, a student "Loca
at the University of Florida. "And the on
with' the advent of free shipping take s1
or overnight shipping options, istics
you can purchase things almost comp.
as quickly and at the same price Mr.
as if you went to the store, but ten the
without the inconvenience." service
And while the Internet is a lower.
virtual smorgasbord of products A l
and services, the idea behind on- er, anc
line shopping, particularly for the ing to
generation that grew up with the insure
Internet, is convenience. banks
According to the 2008 Pew solicit.
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this interactive web site for a little
long-distance grandparenting.
The site lets grandparents play
games with the grandchildren us-
ing a computer on either end.
Its simplesetup and intuitive


led to a donation of $750 to the
foundation.
Randy and Kersten, Maxson,
.owners of the Clewiston Beef
'O'Brady's, have offered to con-
tinue this hospital foundation'
benefit each year during the sum-
mer months of June, July and
August.
In addition, the Maxsons are
supporting the HRMC Founda-
tion's commemorative brick cam-
paign; they are purchasing bricks,


ree that shopping, online is
nient for them.
vice companies are taking
tage of the convenience
to increase their sales.
r insurance companies, for
ave jumped ohithis strategy
ke comparingand purchas-
ar insurance less tedious.
e information provided 1can
times be misleading..
inmates provided online
not take into account in-
al differences such as ac-
s, possible discounts and
ige required by the state.
insurance company is na-
its Web site may not com-
th each state's separate re-
nents. And price quotes or
arisons found online might
ways tell consumers which
any has the lowest price.
consumers should never as-
that just because something
ine, particularly insurance,
s going to be cheaper," said
ady, president of the Florida
nation of Insurance Agents.
I independent agents are
nly ones who can accurately
specific consumer character-
and shop among different
anies to get the best rate."
Grady also notes that of-
e cost of gaining an agent's
e actually makes the price

local agent relieves the insur-
d thus the consumer, of hav-
spend more money for the
r's advertising, telephone
and other Internet or direct
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navigation makes it easy for those
who aren't all that sure of them-
selves on the computer.
Security
This site is very security-con-
scious.
After you log in, the address in
your browser window starts with
https.
The "s" stands for security.
And the children do not have
to create an account.
Your grandkids never have to
give any information about them-
selves.
They will be able to meet with
you simply by entering your e-
mail address.
You are the one who signs up
for the service. The way it works
is while you speak on the phone;
you are both looking at the inter-
active screen.
If you happen to have a cam-
era as part of your computer, you
can see each other.
But having a computer cam-
era is not necessary to enjoy the
site and the mutual play.


in recognition of their employees
who have worked at the restau-
rant .since it opened in March of
2007., ,
Proceeds from the founda-
tion's brick sales will go towards
the construction costs of the new
Emergency Room in Clewiston.
- The HRMC Foundation mem-
.bers wish to thank the staff of the
Clewiston Beef 'O'Brady's and
the community for their outpour-
ing of support and enthusiasm.


comes to purchasing auto insur-
ance.
A J.D. Power and Associates
2008 Insurance New Buyer Study
found that buyer satisfaction
scores are higher when auto in-
surance policies aYe purchased
through local agents as opposed
to a call center or online.
"Convenience is important,
but a local agent is essential if you
want the best service," said Sam
Rogers, Jr., an independent agent
with Rogers, Gunter Vaughn In-
surance in Tallahassee. "Besides,
it's never exclusively about price.
It's about getting the best deal,
which means paying the lowest
price and still gelling the protec-.
tion you need or w ant."
Another consideration: while
purchasing services online may
be a positive feature for individu-
als who don't like to be hassled by
salespeople, an online auto insur-
ance policy will direct consumers
to a call center in the event of an
accident or general inquiry.
S"Calling an 800 number may
seem alright until you're in a se-
rious accident and need help
maneuvering 'through the claims
process, "said Mr. Grady. "That's
when an agent's true value comes
in to play."
But Internet shopping is a
growing market, with fans in ev-
ery arena. And according to Jer-
emy Bowler, senior director of the
insurance practice at J.D. Power
and Associates, in 2008, sales
transactions processed entirely
on the Web now account for 21
percent of all new customer in-
surance sales.


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Providing one-on-one time
to "play" together, Grandparent
Games offers grandparents of
even babies a means to interac-
tive through exciting animations,
pictures, and sounds.
Over time, it becomes a learn-
ing resource for young children as
the grandparent directs the expe-
rience and becomes the teacher
of fundamentals such as math,
reading, and geography.
When asked what the best
thing is about Grandparent Games
the developer said, "I am now a
part of my grandson's life."
In recognition of Grandparents
Day, which was Sept. 7, the web
site is offering a 30-day free trial
period.
For more information, go to
the web site, www.grandparent-
games.com.


HRMC Foundation receives $750 Obituaries


Obituaries should be submitted
by e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request pho-
tos and links to online guest books.
A link to the obituaries is available
at www.newszap.com.

Ceeil Wesley Harris, 78
CLEWISTON Cecil Wesley Har-
ris, .of Clewiston, passed away Satur-
day, Sept., 6, 2008, after a short battle
with cancer. He was 78.
He was born June 4,1930, in Ray-
mond, Ill.; to Nelson and Helen Har-
ris.
Mr. Harris married and shared his
life with Juanita Gross for 32 years.
Mr. Harris was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force. He was a"' sales and
shipping manager for local growers.
He was a devoted husband,, loving
father, grandfather and great grand-
father. I
Survivors include, his wife, Juanita
Harris (Gross); one daughter, Teresa
Woodby (Steve) of Clewiston; three
sons, Timothy Lee (Sherry Peacock).
of Clewiston, Toby lee (Susan Slo-
mick) of Clewiston, Tommy Saxon
of Labelle; 14 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren;- four brothers,
Keith (deceased), Kenton (de-
ceased), Bob and Allen; .five sisters,
Susan (deceased), Belt\ deceased)
Charlene, Roberta ; and Tina; and
seven, nieces -and .nephews.. Grand-
daddy blessed every life he touched
and he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be noon Fri-
day, with Rev..Jerry Ambercrombie
celebrating, and visitation will be
from 10 to service time Friday in. the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewis-
ton. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery, Clewiston.
Edna Mary Bellew, 79
) CLEWISTON Edna Mary Bel-
lew, of Clewiston, passed away Sun-
day, Sept. 7, 2008, in her home in
Clewiston. She was 79.
She was born Sep. 3, 1929, in Jef-
ferson County, Ala., the daughter of
the late Isaac Oscar and Carrie Me-
Linda (Strickland) Smith.
She was a homemaker and loving
wife, mother and grandmother. Her
family was. the most important part
of her life.
She will be sadly missed by her
two sons, Michael A. Bellew, Ken-
neth James Bellew and four daugh-.
ters, Linda Moore of Clewiston,
Debroah Cardin, Virginia \Villiams
and Tammy Waldon.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, James Billy Bellew in 200.3
Funeral services will be 11 a m., lo-
day, in Akin-Davis Funeral, Clewis-
ton with Pastor Josh Cara% ayL
officiating.
Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery, Clewiston.


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sought for counties


impacted by Fay


Commissioner asks
for assistance for 36
counties
TALLAHASSEE-Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son has asked Governor Charlie
Crist to seek federal disaster dec-
larations from the federal gov-
ernment for 36 Florida counties
battered by high winds, excessive
rainfall, flooding or tornados from
Tropical Storm Fay.
Because of standing water that
remains in some areas of Florida,
Commissioner Bronson stated


that additional counties could
be added to the list of counties
requiring such a designation,
whose threshold is agricultural
losses of at least 30 percent.
If the federal government ul-
timately declares those counties
disaster areas, agricultural pro-
ducers who raise crops in the
counties may be entitled to fed-
eral disaster assistance.
A copy of Bronson's letter to
the Governor can be found at this
link:
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/
pdf/Letter_To_Governor.pdf


Farm Bureau
considers comments
for reevaluation
GAINESVILLE The Florida
Farm Bureau Federation is urg-
ing Florida growers to submit
comments to the Environmental
Protection Agency requesting the
agency reevaluate its proposed
Reregistration Eligibility Decisions
for several important soil fumi-
gants.
The EPA has extended the
comment period through Oct. 30.
American Farm Bureau was suc-
cessful in calling on the agency to
provide increased time for farm-
ers to assess the impact of the
new rules.
"Soil fumigants are vital tools
for Florida farmers who raise food
crops such as potatoes, tomatoes,
strawberries, carrots and peppers


- all important crops here in Flor-
ida," said Florida Farm Bureau
President John L. Hoblick.
"An extension of the comment
period gives growers an enhanced
opportunity to present their side
of the story, including the pos-
sible impacts on food prices and
supplies, and to suggest modifica-
tions to the proposed rules."
The rule on soil fumigants
pertains to such pesticides as
Chloropicrin, Dazomet, metam
sodium/potassium and methyl
bromide.
Without the use of these fumi-
gants, yields would be reduced,
the labor needed would be in-
creased and grower profitability
would be decreased.
Nationwide, the production of
those food crops is expected to
be valued at more than $40 bil-
lion in 2008.
This will amount to 22 percent
of the value of crops grown this


year.
Florida Farm Bureau is con-
cerned that unnecessary restric-
tions on the continued availability
and use of these fumigants will
cause significant adverse econom-
ic impacts on Florida's agriculture
industry, threatening consumer
access to an affordable and safe,
domestic, fresh-food supply.
The Federal Register notice
can be found at http://edocket.
access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-16266.
htm gov/2008/E8-16266.htm>.
Additional information about
the rule is posted on the agency's
website at http://www.epa.gov/
oppsrrdl/reregistration/soil_fu-
migants. oppsrrdl/reregistration/soil_
fumigants/#next>
EPA has indicated that, based
on the comments it receives, it
may modify the rule or some of
the mitigation measures it has


published.
Farm Bureau will file addition-
al comments to the agency on the
rules and their potential impact.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with about 140,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide.
Headquartered in Gainesville,
the Federation is an independent,
nonprofit agricultural organiza-
tion.
More information about
Florida Farm Bureau is available
on the organization's Web site,
http://FloridaFarmBureau.org.


Bronson urges consumers to follow food safety tips


TALLAHASSEE-September is
National Food Safety Education
Month, and Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson is
urging the public to learn about
and follow safe food-handling
practices.
The department's Division
of Food Safety protects the food
supply through permitting and
inspecting retail food establish-
ments and lab testing food prod-
ucts. But once consumers have
purchased the food it is up to
them to follow safe and proper
food handling practices. Food-
borne illness is caused by bacte-
ria often undetectable by sight,
smell or taste.
"This campaign couldn't have
come at a more appropriate time


given the extended salmonella
outbreak' and a number of re-
cent food recalls," Commissioner
Bronson said. "People need to
take just a little time to get the
facts and follow the recommend-
ed safety guidelines."
A recent survey conducted by
the Partnership for Food Safety In-
formation, a consortium of indus-
try, state and federal government
food safety experts, indicates 75
percent of respondents believe
food-related illness is a serious
threat to their health. Yet that
same survey also shows that only
15 percent consistently use a food
thermometer. Cooking and stor-
ing food at the correct tempera-
ture prevents harmful bacteria
from making a family sick.,
"While the food industry and


government must step up their
food safety activities, significant
portions of food-borne illnesses
are caused in the home so con-
sumers need to follow the four
most important facts of food safe-
ty," Commissioner Bronson said.
Clean
Wash hands and surfaces of-
ten. People need to wash their
hands with soap for at least 20
seconds before and after han-
dling food. They should also
wash cutting boards, counter-
tops and utensils with hot soapy
water before and after preparing
each food item. Rinse fresh fruit
and vegetables under running tap
water and rub firm skin produce
with a vegetable brush.


Separate
Cross contamination can cause
bacteria to spread and consum-
ers need to "think safety" before
they even leave the grocery store.
When shopping, keep'fresh pro-
duce separated from household
chemicals and raw meat, poultry
or seafood. Keep fresh produce
separate from raw meat, poultry
and seafood in the refrigerator
and it is best to use a different
cutting board for meats and veg-
etables to avoid contamination
Cook
It is important to use a food
thermometer to be sure food is
cooked to the proper tempera-
tures. Cook roasts and steaks to a
minimum of 145 degrees, poultry


should have a minimum inter-
nal temperature of 165 degrees.
Cook ground meat to a minimum
of 160 degrees and leftovers and
casseroles should have an inter-
nal temperature of 165 degrees.
Chill
Bacteria spread fastest at tem-
peratures between 40 degrees
and 140 degrees so chilling food
properly is an important food
safety practice. Chill leftovers
within two hours and keep the re-
frigerator at 40 degrees or lower.
Refrigerate or freeze meat, poul-
try, eggs and other perishables as
soon as possible after purchase.
Leftovers should be put in shal-
low containers so the food will
chill more quickly, preventing
bacteria from growing. It is also


important to never defrost food
at room temperature. Food has
to be kept at a safe temperature
during thawing. Consumers can
defrost food three ways: in the
refrigerator, in cold water, and in
the microwave.
Food safety is everyone's re-
sponsibility and following the
listed practices can greatly reduce
the chance of a food-borne ill-
ness. Food safety information can
be found on the department's Di-
vision of Food Safety web site at
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/fs.
There is also information on
the Florida Department of Health
web site at http://www.doh.state.
fl.us and the Partnership for Food
Safety Education web site at
http://www.fightbac.org.


Dental association launches good dental health campaign


TALLAHASSEE-The Florida
Dental Association (FDA) recently
launched its statewide "Dentistry:
Gateway to Good Health" cam-
paign.
The effort, unveiled with a life-
size, portable billboard courtesy
of Lamar Advertising in Tallahas-
+ see, targets both children and
seniors in an effort to stress the
importance of early dental habits
to lifelong health.
"With the oral-systemic link
growing stronger everyday, it is
critical that we educate Floridians
about the importance of dental
hygiene," FDA President Dr. Ted
Haeussner said.
"With the help of our cam-
paign supporters, the FDA is
reaching out to multiple audi-
ences, from expectant mothers
to nursing home residents, to in-
crease dental literacy in Florida."
In addition to FDA President
Dr. Ted Haeussner, campaign
supporters in attendance includ-
ed Florida Healthy Kids Executive
Director Richard Robleto, Florida
Association for Homes and Ser-
vices for the Aging President/
Chief Operating Officer Janegale


Boyd, Florida Pediatric Society
Executive Director Dawn Pollock,
Florida School Nutrition Asso-
ciation Executive Director Judy
Laster, Florida Outdoor Adver-
tising Association Communica-
tions/Public Service Director Amy
Bogner, a Florida Explore Adop-
tion Campaign representative,
a Department of Children and
Families representative, a Florida
Medical Association representa-
tive, a Florida Dietetic Association
representative, and Tallahassee
Parks and Recreation youth tackle
football players.
Additional supporters include
the Florida State Foster Adoptive
Parent Association, the Florida.
Obstetric and Gynecologic Soci-
ety, the Florida Academy of Fam-
ily Physicians, the Florida Health
Care Association, the University of
Florida College of Dentistry, Nova
Southeastern University College
of Dental Medicine, Florida State
University Athletic Department,
and MORE HEALTH Inc.
The campaign's message,
"Dentistry: Gateway to Good
Health," highlights the impor-
tance of dental care to overall


well-being.
More than 51 million school
hours and 164 million work hours
are lost each year in the United
States due to dental-related is-
sues. In addition, recent studies
have found:
Severe periodontal disease in
pregnant women may increase
the risk for pre-term delivery,
which increases the risk of low-
birth weight babies.
Periodontal bacteria in the ar-
teries of 9 out of 15 patients with
coronary artery disease.
That poorly controlled type 2
diabetic patients are more likely
to develop periodontal disease.
And 65 out of 130 people with
.rheumatoid arthritis were more
than twice as likely to have peri-
odontal disease.
With the help of campaign
supporters, the FDA will: place 12
billboards around the state (La-
mar Advertising, Clear Channel
Outdoor and CBS Outdoor).
place dental articles in state-
wide publications, distribute
dental brochures regarding new
and expectant mothers, children,
seniors, nutrition, and the oral-


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distribute infant pre-tooth-
brushes, mouthguards and dry
mouth mouthwash.
hold dental literacy events,
such as an upcoming opportunity
for FSU college football players
to meet with and reinforce the
importance of mouthguards to
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The FDA is a Tallahassee-
based, statewide, professional as-
sociation representing member-
dentists in Florida. Founded in
1884 by 12 dentists, the FDA now
has almost 7,000 members, rep-
resenting about 70 percent of all
Florida-licensed dentists.
The FDA maintains three of-
fices in Tallahassee and has 60


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Miss Latina 2009 Pageant


September through October
marks the celebration of National
Hispanic Month. What a better
way to kick it off with the crown-
ing of a new queen Miss Latina
of The Glades 2009. Two of the
23 contestants will be crowned
Miss and Teen Miss Latina of The
Glades. They will go on to repre-
sent our area at the state pageant.
This year we have a great produc-
tion with each contestant rep-
resenting their heritage through
an array of colors and music!
The event will be held Saturday,
September 13, 2008 at John Boy
Auditorium 7:30 p.m. For more
information call 863-677-5826.


Submitted photo
Betsy Bogardus, 17,
Clewiston.


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Cynthia Maldonado, 16,
Clewiston.


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ton.


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Guadalupe Guzman, 13,
Clewiston.


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Jeanette Rodriguez, 17,
Belle Glade.


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ton.


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Kayla Ortiz, 16, Clewiston.


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ton.


Lizbeth Toribio, 14, Paho-
kee.


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Clewiston.


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Clewiston.


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Clewiston.


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Florida KidCare launches


good health promo


Kids to promote Flor-
ida KidCare program

TALLAHASSEE Students
dreaming of a "big break" can
compete for their moment in the
spotlight with the Florida Kid-
Care "Act-Out for Health" contest
[www.actout4health.org].
Middle school and high school
students across Florida are en-
couraged to produce a 30-second
television commercial or create
a print advertisement promoting
Florida KidCare, the state and
federally-funded insurance pro-
gram providing affordable health
benefits for children birth through
18.
"A recent study by the Univer-
sity of Florida Institute for Child
Health Policy revealed the highest
percentage of uninsured children
in the state are kids between the
ages of 12 and 18," said Rich Rob-
leto, executive director of Florida
Healthy Kids, a Florida KidCare
partner.
"This contest allows kids in
this age range, whether they have
insurance or not, to share their


perceptions and thoughts about
getting good healthcare and why
families should apply for Florida
KidCare, benefits."
Florida KidCare is available to
all Florida children without health
insurance.
Children enrolled in the pro-
gram receive preventive care,
such as regular doctor's visits,
immunizations, dental and eye
care, at a price their families can
afford.
Many pay less than $20 per
month; most pay nothing at all.
All of the contest entries will
be judged on creativity and ability
to promote Florida KidCare ben-
efits to a diverse population.
The winning commercial may
air on television stations and the
winning print ad may be pub-
lished in newspapers and maga-
zines across the state as part of
the 2009 Florida KidCare media
campaign.
A first place winner and run-
ner-up will be chosen from six
different regions across the state.
One grand prize winner in the
print and commercial categories
will be chosen from the regional


winners and awarded a $5,000
scholarship.
Other prizes include Best Buy
gift cards for each student that
helped produce the winning
advertisement and a monetary
donation given to the students'
school.
The contest is open to all
middle and high school students
across the state.
To receive an entry form and
contest guidelines, visit www.ac-
tout4health.org.
Visit the Florida Healthy Kids
website to view last year's win-
ning PSA entry at: http://www.
healthykids.org/marketing/aofh.
php?lang =ENG.
For questions about the Act-
Out for Health contest or to receive
flyers to hang in your classroom,
please call Annie Butterworth,
communications specialist for the
Florida Healthy Kids Corporation
at 850-224-5437, ext. 6114.
Florida KidCare must receive
all entries by Friday, Dec. 5, at 4
p.m.


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Speak Out


Glades Commissioners chose deputy manager


Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and By Charles M. Murphy
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to Okeechobee News


www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to clewnews@newszap.com or call 863-983-9140,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone
calls can be printed.


Submitted photo

New Hope Baptist Church
Roger Walker, Jr., of New Hope Baptist Church in Moore
Haven hands out, "Grandparents Survival Kits" to grand-
parents on their special day on Sunday, Sept 7.
The kit included: directions for use, a bandaid to place
bandaid over hurt feelings; a rubber band Keep rubber
band to remind you to stay flexible; gum with instructions
to "use gum to stick with it." A button was included teach-
ing "Button your lip at the right time"; a rope for "When
you reach the end of yours, tie a knot in the end of the
rope and hang on;" sandpaper for helping to get down to
the nitty gritty and teach the kids about the Lord.


Bob Jones was promoted to
.become Deputy County Man-
ager for Public Safety for Glades
County when the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners met in Moore
Haven on Tuesday.
County Manager Wendell Tay-
lor said Mr. Jones has done ex-
traordinary work for the County
that should be worthy of reward.
He recommended the promotion
for Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones will have a salary
hike of $8,798 plus benefits. He
will earn $65,000 per year effec-
tive October 6th.
Commissioner Russell Echols
said Mr. Jones has shown brightly
in all of the recent natural disasters
that have struck Glades County.
He said this move was a reward
for what he has earned. He said
there will be more full time em-
ployees employed at the county
fire department in the future.
"I appreciate Mr. Jones devo-
tion to Glades County," he said.
Commissioner Donna Storter
Long suggested the county de-
velop a policy for the selection
of planning board members. She


said they should have a process in
place to evaluate all of the appli-
cants for these positions.
Commissioner Echols said
the process in place now is
working. He said each commis-
sioner should have the power to
nominate people for the planning
board.
"I don't think the process is
broken," he said.
Storter Long said she didn't
know the last nominee for the
board and that she deserved to
know something about the ap-
plicant.
"You didn't vote for my nomi-
nations Mr. Echols," she added.
Chairman Beck suggested
that board applicants and their
resumes should be made avail-
able to commissioners at least
one week before the meeting so
they could properly review these
applications.
Storter Long suggested the
County should indemnify the
planning board members so they
could attract more applicants.
An auction for county surplus
items will be held on October 25
at 9 am at the County Road De-
partment on State Road 78. A list


of items that will be auctioned off
will be made available on Octo-
ber 1.
The Commission also agreed
to hire a new paramedic to re-
place the paramedic who is leav-
ing the county fire rescue unit in
two weeks.
Glades County also would like
to be considered for an inland port
project that is being considered in
South Florida. Indiantown, Belle
Glade, and other areas are being
considered for this project. Com-
missioner Echols spoke in favor
of pursuing this project.
"It is our single best opportu-
nity right now. e have one of the
best locations and sites. No one
can argue the fact that it is on the
map and we are in a strong posi-
tion," he said.
Mr. Echols said that an inland
port is needed to handle the in-
flow of products produced over-
seas. He said the highways, and
rail systems here, plus the cen-
tral location of the county would
make Glades County ideal for an
inland port.
Commissioner Butch Jones
said FREDHI will hold a meeting
on Monday, September 14 to dis-


cuss the inland port project. He
said 65,000 jobs could be created
by this project.
Commissioner Echols sug-
gested that the six counties of
FREDHI should share in the ad
valorem tax revenue of this proj-
ect should it be located in one of
the six counties.
Echols said if they combine
the municipalities together on
this project, they will get more
political support for this project.
The Glades County budget
includes a 3 percent increase for
county employees. The final bud-
get hearing will be held on Tues-
day, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.
The public hearing for the
proposed budget will be held on
Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.
FEMA will not provide individ-
ual aid to Glades County residents
due to Tropical Storm Fay. The
county had 15 homes with major
damage. In order to qualify for in-
dividual assistance, 25 homes had
to be damaged, Emergency Man-
agement Director Angie Snow
said.
Commissioner Bob Giesler
said one Buckhead Ridge resident
lost their roof.


Hunter safety course scheduled in Glades County


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will host the field day portion of
the free hunter safety course on
Sept. 13, in Glades County. Par-
ticipants must have completed
the hunter safety Web course and
must have the printout of the final
report.
Participants will spend half the
day in the classroom and half in


the field. They will learn about
current laws, safe gun handling
and ethics before taking the final
test. The safety course also in-
cludes live-firing instruction on a
shooting range.
The free safety course will be
held at the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office shooting range on Gun
Club Road (north of city barn),
Moore Haven (between Moore


Haven and Lakeport) from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Space is limited. Reservations
are required and can be made
online at MyFWC.com/huntered
or by calling 561-625-5122. Those
born on or after June 1, 1975, who
wish to purchase hunting licenses
are required to pass this course.
Parents or legal guardians must
accompany children under 16 to


all the classes. Children under 18
years of age must have a parental
release form signed by a parent or
legal guardian to participate in the
live-fire exercises.
A statewide schedule of hunter
safety classes is available online
MyFWC.com/huntered.


Submitted photo/Scott Bass

School donation
Moore Haven GEO Correctional Facility presents School
District with check for back to school supplies. Warden
Taylor and Program Director Sabrina Gadson presented
Scott Bass, Director of Administrative Services with the
Glades County Sheriff with a check for back to school
supplies that will be shared with all three district schools.


Local Weather Forecast
Weather forecast' for Glades County from the National Weather
Service
Moore Haven and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 91 and a 50percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east
around 6 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 40
percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from
the east between 3 and 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 89 and a 40 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east between
7 and 9 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around. 74 and a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east
around 6 mph becoming calm.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 89 and a 30 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east
between 3 and 5 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 75 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 90 and a 30 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 91 and a 30 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms.





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Man pleads guilty in County Commissioner's theft


A Glades County man pleaded home one of which was a Dis- Long.


guilty to the fraudulent use of a cover credit card.
credit card involving a Glades Through the investigation, vid-


County Commissioner.


Investigators from the Glades
County Sheriff's Office were able


eo surveillance tapes at varies lo- to track down uses and attempted


Commissioner Donna Storter- cations led to the arrest of Ronald uses of the card taken in Glades


Long, reported a burglary at her Tracy Williams Jr., who resides in
residence in March 2007. Numer- Ortona section of Glades County,
ous items were taken from the near the victim Donna Storter-


liams entered into a plea agree-
ment with the State of Florida
and was sentenced to 364 days
in County Jail with credit for time


and Lee Counties. After viewing served, four years State Probation


the videos, investigators arrested
Williams on April 20, 2007. Wil-


and ordered to pay restitution of
$2,700.


Clubs and organizations


COFFO Board meeting
planned
The COFFO Board Meeting
has been scheduled for Sept. 25,
at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel
in Sebring, 150 Midway Drive,
Sebring.

Blood, Sweat and
Tears tops off Edison
sunset concert
Tickets for 'Edison College's
sixth annual Edison POPS at Sun-
set concert, featuring the legend-
ary jazz/rock bank Blood, Sweat
& Tears, are now on sale. Tickets
can be purchased through the
Edison POPS web site at: www.
edisonpops.com. Tables of 10 are
$400, and reserved seats are $40.
Tables and reserved seats can be
purchased online until October


20: Prizes will be awarded for the
best decorated table in six differ-
ent categories. General admission
tickets are $20 and can be pur-
chased online up to the day of the
event.
The Sixth Annual Edison POPS
at Sunset concert is scheduled the
evening of Saturday, October 25,
on the grounds of Edison College,
8099 College Parkway in Fort My-
ers.
Additional information is avail-
able through the Edison POPS
web site or by calling 239-489-
9085. Sponsorships are still avail-
able.

Agency Fair planned
for September
The Glades County Agency
Fair will be held on Thursday,
September 18, from 5 until 7 p.m.
It is sponsored by FDLRS and the


Hendry/Glades Transition Team.
If parents of students or other
community members need infor-
mation on medical services, so-
cial services, legal services, etc.,
this will be the place to be. Please
encourage students and parents
to attend the event. There will
be a minimum of 18 agencies on
hand in the school courtyard giv-
ing out information.

Church seeks
volunteer for fall
festival
New Hope Baptist Church in
Moore Haven is seeking a volun-
teer for their face painting booth
at the upcoming fall festival. The
festival is planned for November
8, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please
contact the church if you can give
a few hours of time.


Quilt drawing to
benefit stricken child
Tickets are being sold for a
queen-sized quilt at just $1 each
or 6 for just $5. The drawing for
the quilt will be held on October
1, with the proceeds from the tick-
et sales to go to benefit Buckhead
Ridge resident, Madisen Byrd,
who is 3 years old. Madisen was
recently diagnosed with Leuke-
mia. She is currently hospitalized
with complications. Madisen's
parents, Lori and Jimmy Byrd will
be travelling with her back and
forth to treatments and funding
is crucial to help support medical
costs and travel expenses.
A savings account has been
set up at Seacoast National Bank
in the name of Lori Byrd to take
donations.
To see the quilt or to buy tick-
ets, please call Val Douglas at 863-
697-9796 or 863-357-6555 or stop
by Custom Window Treatments,
4253 S. Hwy 441, Okeechobee.


Letters to the Editor


Thanks for the
support
Dear employees of GEO
Group/Moore Haven Correctional
Facility in Moore Haven;
Thank you so much for your
donation of $100 to Moore Ha-
ven Junior Senior High School.
We appreciate the designation
for school supplies. This year we
are requiring all students to keep
a vocabulary notebook and asked


them to purchase a 3-rng binder
with five dividers. We anticipated
that some students would have
difficulty purchasing the binder
and dividers. Now, with your
donation, we can provide them
for those students. I'm also sure
there will be students who need
other supplies that your donation
will allow us to help.
We are proud to have you as
partners in the education of our
students.
Sincerely,


General News and Information


Plan now for
November
It is time to organize your
schedule so that you can take
the time off during Thanksgiving
week to attend the Big "0" Hike
around Lake Okeechobee.
The Hike will begin in Paho-
kee on November 22, and end at
Pahokee on November 30.
That's nine days of walking
from 9 to 14 miles a day to make
it all the way around the lake.
There is a little bit of a challenge
to this walk. Hundreds of people
have tried over the years and (for
some reason) only about 20 to 30
percent of the walkers manage to
finish the 9 days.
So plan now and get in shape
for November.
For further information please
call Paul at 561-963-9906.

Free bread provided


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

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


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The City of LaBelle is accept-
ing applications until
September 19, 2008 for a Full
Time Maintenance Laborer.
applicant must have a valid
drivers license. Starting
salary is $8.50 per hr. or
$9.00 per hr. with a Class A or
K license. Anyone interested
may pick up an application at
LaBelle City Hall 481 W
Hickpochee Ave. (Hwy. 80)
between the hours of 8:30
am to 5:00 p.m., Monday
thru Friday. Equal
Opportunity Employer. The
City of LaBelle is a drug free
workplace.
Drivers-Owner Operators!
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of Revenue + 100% F/S.
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772-473-3746. 8400 W
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CITY OF PAHOKEE
EMPLOYMENT AND PROMOTIONAL OPPORTU-
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PRESENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
THE FOLLOWING JOB OPPORTUNITIES


CITY CLERK


Please referto www.cityofpahokee.com for more
details.

All applicants must pass a drug screen and back-
ground check. Salary range: DOQ. Mail resumes
to City of Pahokee, Attn: Matthew Brock, City
Manager, 207 Begonia Avenue. Pahokee, FL
33476; e-mail: citymanager@cityofpahokee.com
or fax (561) 924-7301 NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE. Positions open until filled. EEO.

NOTICE

Central County Water Control District is no accept-
ing applications for a Clubhouse maintenance
person. This is a full time position with full
benefits. Must be able to work flexible hours,
nights and weekends, some holidays. This is a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at the
Montura Clubhouse, located at 255 N. hacienda
Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Wednesday thru
Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.


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Licensed by the State of Florida in 1981
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*Assist in breakdowns and cleanup
*Obtain Fork Lift certification within 30 days of Hire
SGood work history and desire for shift work

You may have seen in the news that US Sugar may be
sold to the South Florida Water Management District so
the land can become part of the Everglades restoration.
However, the transition period given to our company is
six years. Therefore, we are still in business as usual for
several more harvesting. In addition, there are propo-
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Please contact
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Stop in the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive
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HENDRY REGIONAL
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Must have the ability to use computerized
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possess good technical skills.

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Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area
of expertise.
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Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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AGRICULTURAL COMPANY

in Belle Glade has full time opening for
our Human Resources Dept.
Computer literate. Proficient in Excell,
Word. Bi-lingual a plus.
References are required.
Fax resume to 561-996-7575
or pick up applications at
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade, Fl


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The City of LaBelle is accept-
ing applications until filled
for a Full Time Maintenance
Supervisor. Applicant must
have a valid drivers license,
management exp., basic
equipment knowledge,
underground utilities exp.,
lift station exp. and a CDL
.license is preferred. High
school diploma or equiva-
lent. Salary range $40,000 -
$55,000 depending on expe-
rience. Anyone interested
may pick up an application at
LaBelle City Hall 481 West
Hickpochee (Hwy 80)
between the hours of 8:30
am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru
Friday. Equal Opportunity
Employer. The City of
LaBelle is a drug free work-
place.

CABLE TV
Persons to run Collec-
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$400-$1000+ p/wk.
Need own ladder
equipped vehicle and
valid DL. Drug and
Background chk. $500
Signing Bonus for quali-
fied Ind. Call
(561)351-9327
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Current FL RN lic., w/Mas-
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Career
Development Advisor
Bachelors degree & related
exp. req'd.
Learn more or apply online
atwww.pbcc.edu. Office of
Human Resources, Palm
Beach Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461.
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School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
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Bush-hogging, mowing,
loader work, landscaping,
sodding (863) 673-5784


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350 ft. from
Clewiston
Police Dept.
863-983-6663,
863-983-2808,
after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



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



DEPRESSION GLASS excel-
lent condition; priced per
item neg. for entire collection
$25/neg. (561)755-1814


CAMPING STOVE TOP -
New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $50
(863)946-3822
DRYER Whirlpool, 4 cycles,
good shape, works fine.
$45/or best offer.
(863)599-0809
ICE MAKER Kitchen Aide,
Free Stand or under counter.
Like newly White. Pd $1300,
Asking $500 (863)697-1193
KENMORE WASHER white,
large capacity,just under two
years old $100/or best offer.
(863)509-8347
OVEN Convection/Profile,
GE, Built In. New, still in box.
Cost $800 Sell $150
863-467-1532 betwn 6-9pm


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC 1325950


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1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS $59,900
490 Hooke) ir in t / e. ras $138,000
.88 acres rD '.nd new A/C
804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Coloosahatchee
$149,900
153 Pine jl$l(i)or@i I$119,900
143 Avenue I studio 500 sq feet zoned commercial $89,900
2960 Old Lakeport Rd. 2BR/2BA Home $183,500
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I Lif. e(,al Estate Broker


$900, FOR RENT,


BASS CAPITAL 2/2 Townhouse

Available Now!
HUU VH AI / II m III


863-983I626I


*Bass Capital 2/2 Patio $120K
*2 Houses Arcade Ave$150K
*2 acres w/house Flaghole $175k
*Garden Party! 3/2 w/work-
shop $225k
*MHYC, CaosthatrheeRiver$105k
*Moore Haven, 4/2 huge $125k
*Bass n Sun (5 condos) Furnmished
*Rent to Own access to
Caloosahatchee River 3/2 $129k
*Lease/Option MH $15,000
down $l1-1l i.'.ltl S/D
*421 E Del Monte, 1.14 ac
S2'", 111 i Executive Home


*Roland Martin's Marina
Condo 2/2 near Lake "O"
*Over 5 ac 4/3/2 Flaghole
Iouse w/ Pool and Horses
* Sky Valley S/D, Yes, U Can
Own 1' . ,;' "rin.,-. I-.
'Beautiful Home w/pool on
:'n , ,,'i\ 4i1 ,i' Horse Barn
'20 acre Tree Nursery Fully
Operational in Glades Co. Just
Reduced i 1111111111 for quick sale!
*Prime Store front w/parking
lot on lwy l'" I- 1 .'. I I)
*Seminole Manor '.' : ', 11n
* 1701 Panama Ave $129.9 3/2
on 2.5 Acres Fully Furnished


*133 & 117 Florida Ave: Fiberglass
and boat repair business zoned indus-
trial in Moore I aven $189K
'504 S Berner Rd 3/2 w/ mother-
in-law suite $253,''1t
*(2) Dolce Townhomes @
Lennar's Sweet Lake Villas $189K
*Lots of Ladeca 5 ac tracts!
*Short Sale Sigarland Estates 3/2
$1691. i:,,Ii 1)4 Make Offer
*Rent (3) 3/1 CBS Homes in
Harlemi. Section 8 renters
*Clewiston 2BD Second month
free $595/mo. Neat & Clean


*Only buildable lot on water
in Clewiston $35k
*Vacant Commerical .77 acre
1,l.. L i..- \e: 9 units
'3/2 MH on 5.0 AC .:ii Center

*See~r Lake Vill.. 2'
Furnished $1,300/mo
*1 mile on Hwy z:.,ii Ali
*Commercial Cotner in
;1'..I i. :a -.76 0 i fi bldg.
'Duplk\ Black 'lu ..k
*Rental 1.25 ac ,l...ruua


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RANGE & REFRIGERATOR -
Whirlpool. Slightly used.
$500 for both, or best offer.
(305)409-2341
STOVE Fdgidaire, black, not
flat top, electric burners.
$150 (863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507
STOVE Kenmore, clock tim-
er, self cleaning oven, every-
thing works, white w/black
trim, $65 (863)675-0104
STOVE White, GE electric
stove, very good condition
$125. (863)517-0244
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, stackable, works great,
$300 or best offer.
(239)657-2711
WASHER Top loading. Looks
brand new. Works perfect.
$50. (863)517-0846
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



Aluminum Shed- 12' vOu
r move, First $1000 takes it
(863)467-0771 leave msg
SHED 8X8 BRAND NEW
$1200. (863)673-4851



STORAGE CONTAINER New
8x15 storage container
$1700. (863)673-8373



METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
CoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD (50 sheets) 3/4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer. $1300 or
best offer(863)801-4529


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
CHANGING TABLE asking
$30 (863)763-5067
CRIB w/Matching Changing
Table. Light wood. $250
(863)763-8135
CRIB- w/mattress, DRESSER,
asking $100 or will sell sep-
arate, (863)763-0141 after
5pm
GRACO PLAYPEN w/bassi-
net, changing table, dk blue,
brand new $75.
(863)228-2311
INFANT CAR SET $15
(863)763-5067



COMPUTER Black Dell, fast,
XT Pro, super NES, $150
(863)517-2782 Tony


CARL'S-SOFA AND Loveseat -
Tan Chenille set. Excel Cond.
Pd $2k Asking $1000.
(863)357-5773
DINING ROOM Beige, 4 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (853)517-0244
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4) -
Gray metal frames, palm
print upholstered seats, exc
cond. $125 (863)467-7151
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
oak, oval, 2 leaves & table
cover, 6 chairs, 4 good, 2
ok. $30 (954)793-3203
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$400 (863)801-9379 OKEE
DINING TABLE Wooden, with
matching hutch, good condi-
tion. $125 (863)885-1161
DRESSER 6 drawer, white,
rattan, with mirror $75
(863)634-5943


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid oak, excellent condi-
tion. $275 (863)885-1161
GLASS TABLE Rectangle w/4
cloth cover chairs, w/4 bo-
nus chair covers. $100 or
best offer (863)357-9946
KING SIZE mattress and box -
Seally pillow-top mattress.
Great condition. $100.
(863)599-0809
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers; pick up only
$150. (561)261-1475
(561)261-2434
LEATHER SOFA W/leather
single chair, good. condition.
$325 (863)675-4098 even-
ings, Labelle area
Matching Glass Curio Cabi-
nets (2) with lights inside,
light wood, 5 shelves, $250
or best offer (863)634-0888
SLEEP NUMBER BED Queen,
dual control, pillowtop, no
boxspring, paid $1300 ask-
ing $600 (863)763-3451.
SOFA, LS & CHAIR brown,
i.w/floweri ,print; goodcondi-
iionr, $150 (863).E,'.-33>26 ,
TWIN BEDS (2) Fairly brand
new, paid $900, asking $450
for both. (863)697-3096
TWO LEATHER Sofas Two
tan leather couches, good,
condition. $200/neg.
(863)801-4875
WING CHAIR for living room -
Rich brown small pattern.
Like new. $125/or best of-
fer. (863)697-9484



COUGAR GOLF CLUBS & BAG
MEN'S LEFT HANDED $75/or
best offer. (863)675-6657


1911 SUBCOMPACT Stainless
45 Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
$550/firm. (772)461-8822
COLT AR15 Match Target -
never fired 24" Stainless 2x9
Scope Bull Barrel will TRADE
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822
COMPOUND BOW BASS
PRO COMPACT BOW WITH
SCOPE AND QUIVER $125.
(863)763-4588
PISTOL Browning, Nickel
Plated, 380 Auto. Sell for
$500 or trade for good used
golf cart. (863)357-3065
RUGER Mini 14, folding
stock, stainless steel, 3
clips, carry bag, scope,
$650 (863)674-0613
RUGER P90 45 ACP, $475
(863)674-0613



HOT WATER 'HEATER GE,
still under warranty. $200
(863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507


DIAMOND WEDDING Ring Set
Elegant White Gold Design-
er Set- Round .70 diamond
surrounded by .80 TW dia-
monds on engagement ring
and band. Appraised for
$6500 by local jeweler. Must
see to appreciate!
$3900/neg. (863)801-3599


LUGGAGE SET brand new,
hunter green, 2 pc., $100.
(863)467-5500


Aluminum awnings(8)- serves
as storm shutters, 1 yr old,
Call for details $1200 or will
separate (863)467-0279
BARBECUE GRILL Large,Mo-
bileTandem axle Call even-
ings. Asking $4500.
(561)793-5391
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
DRAULIC HAIR CUTTING
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm


MINI BIKE $150
863)467-1547 or
863)532-9700
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg



CLARINET good condition,
needs 1 keypad. $150
(863)675-0455
FREE HAMMOND PLAYER
ORGAN DOESN'T
WORK.NEEDS TLC 35 SONG
ROLLS. $0. (863)675-6657


35 GALLON Hex Fish iari -
Call for info. $5(iirm
(863)763-7029
CATAHULA CROSS pups jai
for Eric 1,81
(863)467-0050
CHIHUAHUA M 1/ yrs old .
PIT BULL F, Blue & While
w/UKC papers/cropped ears
$200 ea (863)302-4442
CHIHUAHUA MIX very .,i ,n
male, $150 (863)983-10J64
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT -
Male, 3 years old, black &
white. $150 (863)675-4098
evenings, LaBelle area
YORKIE fem., 9 mos. old,
$200. (863)677-7025
YORKIE PUPPIES With pa-
pers, males $350, females
$500 (863)983-1046



BATHROOM SINK & Faucet,
used, has connecting pieces.
$15(954)793-3203
WATER TANK 33 Gallon, for
next to pump. 100 psi $50 or
best offer. (863)763-2958



KICKER CVR SPEAKERS (2) -
15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
SOLARBARIC KICKERS 10"
sq, Swoofers in custom box,
1 Punch amp, $300
(863)697-2071
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Techwood, 1500 watts,
speakers incld. $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2790


ZENITH color, 9", with VCR,
120/12v, great for camping,
$95. (863)675-7350
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
EXL 8000, 13500 starting
watts, electric start. Used
once for 4 hours during TS
Fay. Bought at Home Depot
for $1300, must sell!
$900/firm. (863)801-3599
GENERAL GENERATOR 15K
watt cont., 30hp on wheel,
50 amp cord, less than 30hr,
$1450 neg (772)597-5900
GENERATOR 16KW w/ Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
- Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $600 (863)763-4057
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
S2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 5 1 1 1
863)234-1230
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, 11 hp briggs,
runs good, starts easy
$175. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $450
(863)612-0992 LaBelle


2 VTECH kids laptops great
for learning paid $75 for
each....lv msg $80/will sep.
(863)261-3874


MUST SELL 300 new DVD
movies $600. will divide
863-675-3032 after 1pm


ELDERLY WOMAN looking for
a good running car, prefer 4
door and small. Under
$1000 (863)801-4083


Agriculture



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



HORSE 12yr old, Beautiful
Reg. QH Mare, 15.3hds, bay
w/2 socks. Knows a lot, but
is in need of some extra
training, and I just do not
have the time. $800/or best
offer. (904)673-5371



BACKHOE ATTACHMENT -
Bush Hog 3.0, model.762H,
with outriggers, little use.
$3000 (772)285-8405
COMMERCIAL LAWNMOWER
- Bunton, 0 turn, 20hp, 50"
cut, good cond., $2500 or
, best offer. (863)697-2032
Husky Riding Lawn Mower-
2002, needs some work and
a battery, red, $150
(863)288-3721
JOHN DEERE Good condi-
tion, as is. $400 or best offer
(239)986-0296
MTD YARD MACHINES RIDER
'06 42" DECK 7, SPEED,
17.5 HP BRIGGS $500.
(863)801-1683


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


Rentals



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



BELLE GLADE 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Good location. $350 mo. +
sec. (561)261-0169
FOR RENT OR SALE 1 Bdrm.
in Moore Haven $400/mo 201
A. (2nd St.) Commercial/Resi-
dential (772)589-0794


3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$16,1001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
as down payment. Financing available.

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CLEWISTON -1004 Johnson
Rd, 1/1, $600 mo. + $600
sec, no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON 402 E. Ventura,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.,
no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA, bbq house, shed,
1.1.000 rnr,.:i. 6 L de '
J, p-,ls I ill 1 t-.6,.-U'77
CLEWISTON 319 W. Trinidad,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.
No inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON 429 E. Trinidad,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.
No inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
FOR RENT OR SALE 3 BR, 2
BA in Moore Haven, 215
Avenue H. $600 mo.
Commercial/Residential
(772)589-0794
Venice New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront-
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-9860.



MERCHANT SQUARE Locat-
ed on Berner Rd., Call
863-673-29D7 for more info.


CLEWISTON -Private 3 rooms
& bath, many extras, water-
front. $600/month, utilities
included. (863)983-4314


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres cul-
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, for sale or lease,
$90,000. 561-985-7570



35+ Acres from $34,900 First
Come, First Served Saturday,
October 4, 2008 Southern
Colorado ranches Excellent
financing available Call for
your private property tour
(866)696-5263 x4576.
East Tennessee affordable
lake lots and homes minutes
from the Great Smoky Moun-
tains on pristine Norris Lake.
Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.


Lakefront living at its finest.
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
'150 miles of shoreline. 30%
discounts for limited time
(800)709-LAKE.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
i I' '' ih* '. '..,. .,. .
Rocky Mountain Log Cabin
35+ Acres w/ Log cabin
$289,900 Access to 1,000's
acres of Federal Rec. Land.
Private setting w/ Ponderosa
Pines. Minutes to world-
class fishing & hunting. 1
Hour to skiing. Call
(866)OWN-LAND x4264.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
(803)826-6033 (Brokers
protected .
STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call: (888)306-4734.
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Mobile Homes
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



CLEWISTON 1.5 BR, 10x42
MH 1/4 acre. New appl's in-
cluding W&D. Recently reno-
vated. No pets. $625 mo. +
sec. dep. Immed. Occupan-
cy. (863) 805-2869 or
(954)649-9095
Large 32x80, 4bed 2bath mo-
bile on 5 acres in beautiful
Muse. $750 month, excellent
location for horses. No rent
increase for 24 months. Call
Kenny (863)673-4325
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1BR/1BA Nice Area
1st, Last & Security
$650 mo.
(863)983-8107
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
*lbr, mob home, $400/mo.
* Lg 1 br apt. $500/mo
*Lg turn, lbr apt, w/util
$210/week
* Lg furn 2br, 2ba Mob Home
$600/mo
LAKEPORT
3br, 2ba, Dbl Wide on Lake,
$750/mo., Furn or Unfurn
(863)509-0096
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide in
adult community, swimming
pool, club house & dock.
Must be 55 yrs or older to
live in this secure community
located on the river in Moore
Haven. Only $595 monthly
with $200 security Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325


NEW mobile homes in 55 yr
or older adult community. No
rate increase guaranteed for
3 yrs. $595 month. Call Ken-
ny (863)673-4325
Ortona, 3br/2bath singlewide.
$475 monthly with $200 de-
posit. Ready to move in Call
Kenny (863)673-4325
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Model Home Loaded!!!
Over 2,000 sq ft
Set-up on your lot for
$499 per month (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832
RENT TO OWN
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
(863)983-8106
WATERFRONT Moore Haven
w/ River access. 2 Bdrm., 1
Ba., partially furnished. New
carpet. W & D. $800/mo. +
dep & sec 954-914-8162 or
863-634-0791



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS sale. Many 3 & 4
bed DW sold in the $40's.
All reasonable offers consid-
ered. Call (863) 673-4325
Homes of Merit, new 4/2 DW
only $58,900 inci setup, a/c
& skirting. Very easy financ-
ing, low monthly payment
Call (863) 675-8888
MOBILE HOME SALE
2009 3BR/2BA Doublewide
$43,200 Set-up & NC
863-983-8106
863-675-6266
2009 4BR/2BA
$50,900- Set-up & A/C
Easy Financing
800-330-8106
863-467-6622.
NEW 3/2 DW on 1.25 acre lot
in Montura. Never lived in.
Only $72,900 Very easy fi-
nancing, low monthly pay-
ment Call (863) 675-8888
New 3br/2bath DW $42,900
incl setup, a/c & skirting.
Easy financing, low monthly
payments (863) 675-8888


SCOTBILT 4bed 2ba, 32x80.
Must see. $69,900. This is
$15K below dealer cost. Dis-
tress sale, easy financing
with low down payment
(863)675-8888 or 673-4325
TROPICAL MOBILE
HOME VILLAGE
3BR/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
(863)983-8107


Recreation



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



AIR BOAT & TRLR 13', 150
Lv:iOrnirig Polyrnmer On dOi.
hr.nri hn : rJl ,: ja;
_$420'neg(868)52"-0902 '
ALUM BASS BOAT 17ft,
40HP Suzuki OB, $1500 or
best offer (863)634-2684
BASS BOAT 162', 4 seats,
150 hp-needs work & 90 hp
Evinrude good. Good body
& trlr $3,000 (863)447-3010
BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
1976, 85hp Merc, motor
guide, depth finders, runs
great $1800 (561)573-3499
BAY BOAT 21', with Evinrude
225 HP rfiotor, $10,000. Call
863-983-4940
GHEENOE 15% Ft w/25hp, To-
hatasu Engine, Stick Steer-
ing, Trolling motor & Trailer.
$3000 239-823-2587
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $1200 or best offer
(863)801-1666
TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65,
28 lb thrust, 5 speed, works
good, good condition, $80
(863)673-0980


DODGE SPORTMAN, 1973
Motor home, sleeps 6, full
bath, $3,000/best offer. Call
863-675-1438


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FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carrage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493


MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 7
Ft., New: tires, bearings &
running lights. Single track w
'rampr 12',., 165Pm.O6-_f8
YAMAHA VIRAGO T190
i i L:01 :I iTiI }1,2100
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EZGO ELEC 1981 3 Wheel,
Runs good, Good Batt,
Chg.win & lights $600.
(863)673-4660
EZGO ELEC 2002 Good
cond, CHG.Lights, win, good
tires, green $1400.
(863)673-4660
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1000 neg.
(863)801-1666
TIRES & RIMS Mudvilla, 27",
for 4 wheeler, like new or
trade for '91 Ford lift, $600.
(863)634-4352
YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -
200cc, low miles, excellent
condition. $1600
(863)357-3282


1979 RV Nice condition
w/appliances! You rfove!
$2000/neg. (561)670-6371
AIRSTREAM '57 $4000 or
best offer (239)243-5844


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Just Listed! 3/2 Home on W Circle Dr. Brand New 3/2 Mobile Home, never been
Beautiful Hardwod floors throughout, occupied. 20x15 detached shed and fence yard.
Offered at $179,900 Only 99,900. A must see!


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
*4 Brand new 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Town Homes, Call For More Details!
*3/2 MH in Tower Lakes, w/ above the
gound pool, only $135,000
*3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner Lot
w/ Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 119,900
2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
*4BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
Waterfront 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
in Lakeport on Lowry Lane. Completely
Remodeled, Lake "O" Access, asking $259K
Sportsman Paradise!- 2/2 w/Sun Room
in Yacht Club Way. Only $98,000
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/ Large Sun
Room addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club.
Just Reduced $98,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000


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Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129,900
S.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
*Comer lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $89,900
*Vacant lot in Harlem,.asking $14,900
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
*3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St 1.88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
*3/2 MH in Lindero St. 1:09 Acre,
only $112,500
*3/2 MH, Large wooden deck, Two Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $112,500
*1.25 Acres Lot. Asking $19,900
*New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole,
with all extras and Large Det. Garage.
Asking $330,000
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT
*Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
SMobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
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ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
--. .. 420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
.."-, .- ... B (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 3/2 Home with pool and apart- 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent ment Davidson Rd $195,000 Montura fully fenced and
4/2/2 New Home Reduced to 3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,000 remodeled only $89,900
$269K 2/1 Po&M eiENWGS,000 RENTALS
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to 4/3/2 Popash Circle with pool- Call for Available Rentals
$190K $319,900 VACANT LAND
3/2/2 with pool reduced to Montura 1.25 acre lots available
$199,000 MOBILE HOMES Montura 1.25 acre otsavailable
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
County $174,900 $79,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $495,000
2/1 near all amenities $109,900 4/2 DWMH Montura $135K 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
New 3/2/1 with Den Sugarland 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool 17.5 acres Pioneer $315,000
C Reduced to $174,900 Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Port LaBelle unit 102 $35K o.b.o.
ir. Reduced to $174,900 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Haven 5 res. lots
4/2 Harlem $120,000 secluded corner lot $134,900 $75 000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with Moore Haven 2 res. lots
income $174,900 horse-barn fully fenced Montura $39,900
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse $94,900 $39,900
$295,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd COMMERCIAL
3/2 corner lot- fenced yard with $120,000
3/2 corner t$239,000 Mobile Home Prk Nal's Rd Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
shed $239,000 MblHm Po N's $2
3/1 Pasadena with shed $280,000 $200,000
h$159,000 Package Deal 4 M-Homes and Turn-key movie theater on US27
$159,000 2 vacant lots Call for Details $395,000
3/2 with pool on Ridge 1.3 acre New Listing: 3/2 DWMH has CBS NEW LISTING: 200' US 27
lot $318,000 outbuilding Magnolia Lane frontage and 100'x120' lot
3/2 pool Ridgeview $280,000 $79,900 behind $475,000


2005 GULFSTREAM Mod: TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
3 6 F R S AC, asking $1550 "as is" or
1NL1GTT2251060565) best offer (863)697-9005 or
005 Gulfstream Travel Trail- (863)532-0189 Anytime
er, sleeps 5 comfortably and
up to 7 sleepers. Has small ,
kitchen, bathroom, dining
and louging areas. Needs
minor work vehicle is sold as WILLY'S JEEP WAGON 1963 -
is. Purchaser must remove 4X4, Orig. 6 cy. Tornado en-
vehicle from premesis after gine. $4500 please call
sales. $4995. (239)823-2587
5 6 1 ) 8 8 9 2 9 1 1
561)889-7788F 2

Auom biles FORD BRONCO XLT, 1985 -
Autom biles 351 motor, classic, $4,000
or best offer. Call
_. 11111 ___', 863-261-2999

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015 FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
Commercial Trucks 4020 3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
Construction gas, 5 speed, single ax-
Equipment 4025 le,$4750 (239)543-5887
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035 P -* a ,I,
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050 CAMPER TOP for 2000 -
Sport Utility 4055 2005 Dodge 1500. Red.
Tractor Trailers 4060 Really good shape. $200 or
Utility Trailers 4065 best offer. (863)634-1423
Vans 4070 CAMPER TOPPER Fiber-
glass, For full size long bed
S pickup. Snug Top. 3 Win-
dows. $500 (863)697-2032
ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
93' Camero- .looks good, VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
black, automatic, needs a miles you pull. Fits Mustang
head gasket, $1500 too $500 (863)675-7105
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee tool $00863)675-7105
ARTIC CAT -'05, 650 V-twin, HD HEADLIGHTS H4-9003 -
new top end, $4000 firm. To HI-LOW 8K $300/neg.
see visit 444 NE 64th Ave. (863)801-3765
Four Seasons RIMS rims with used tires for
Cadillac Eldorado '88, runs 95 Toyota. $150/or best of-
good. $1500 00 fer. (863)467-6621
(863) 673-3032 LaBelle (863)634-4056
CHEVROLET Select 94 van STEP BARS For Reg. Cab
350 engine with wheel chair Chevy. Stainless Steel &
lift body fair condition runs Chrome. Off 2003 Chevy
good no ac $1500/or best 2500. $150 (513)266-7134
offer. (863)634-9433 TIRES & WHEELS (4) Cadil-
(863)467-6122 lac Escallade '07, chrome al-
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 Runs loy, P265/65/R18. very nice
well. $500 (863)612-0992 $800 (863)763-0944
LaBelle TRAILER TIRE Slightly used.
FORD EXPLORER 2000 4X4 $50 (863)467-1547 or
A/C RUNS GREAT $3000. (863)532-9700
(863)673-4851 TRANSMISSION Automatic,
INFINITI Q45 1996 Silver in- C6, electric, $400. Call
finiti, no title you could apply 863-634-1343 after 5pm
for lost title, very clean interi- TRUCK MOTOR Ford straight
orleather seats, minor 6, 300, tranny & t-case,
scratches on the outside, no $500 or trade for Chevy mtr
radio, a/c works excellent. & tranny. (561)307-7926
very nice car must sell for
something bigger expecting TRUCK RIMS (4) 18", alumi-
a new baby in November. Air num Ford, 6 lug, all hard-
bags, alloy whis. V-6 ware included. $400 or best
$2000/or best offer, offer (863)634-1545
(863)261-2280TRUCK TIRES (2) Discover
Plymouth Voyager- 99', cold Cooper, LT 285/75/R16. $50
a/c, 106,000 miles, runs for both. (863)763-5163
great, cruise, Asking $1800 USED Truck Tires (4) BF
(863) 634-3291 Anytime Goodwrench ( s,
Police Impounds for Sale! 92 285/70/17, 8 ply, 50 percent
Honda Accord $600! 93 tread. $100. (561)261-6421
Acura Legend $750H! For
listings call (800)366-9813 i T s
Ext 9271.
Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6, DODGE RAM '89 4x4, Red &
runs great, looks good, AC, Black, 380 V8, new Edelb-
CD player, PW, PL $4500 rock carb, good for mudding
firm (863)763-7609 Okee $700 (863)467-9621
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl, DODGE RAM PICKUP '98 -
5 spd, good on gas, runs ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
great. $1800 or best offer good, $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-3038 (239)657-2711


FORD F150 77 4x4, monster VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO SERVE ON RURAL AREA PLAN COMMITTEE NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA OTECTION
truck, all completed, every-NDEPARTMENTOFENVIRONMENTALPROTECTION
thing new. $5000 The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking letters of interest TO REGISTERED OWNER LIENHOLDER NOTICE OF INTENTTO ISSUE PERMIT
(863)357-3282/697-3766 from citizens willing to serve on the Rural Area Plan AD-HOC Committee. This TGr d o en. SimsR 'r e DLR E
Committee was formed by the Board on August 12, 2008 to review the County's 11114Gordon B. Simsley The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent
SRural and Agriculture Lands Study conducted by WA, Inc nd make recmme- i to issue, aLake Okeechobee Protection Permit (Re No.:0288807-001) in acco-
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel tsralan o the Bord Lan Stud-termn cgls bnd dA W nd rem t reutionsi Wellington, FL 33414 San Diego, CA 92130 dance with Section 373.4595, Florida Statutes (ES.), to the South Florida Gnser-
d$6 4ardons to the reaart. on ng-tern goalsc and lad development regaiawns wih vacn cy District for trhe operation and maintenance of the P-5-N Pump Staon. The
drive. $1800 (863)675-4759 regard tothe report. NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER permit uthorizes he trct to operate and maintain the P-5-N Pump Ston that
MAZDA B2600 1989 Air The Committee will consist of 11 members, of which at least eight shall be residents LINHOLDERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT discharges both into and from Lake Okeechobee. The authorized structure is de-
of Hendry County. A minimum of two members shall represent agricultural stake- THE OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE: scribed more particularly in the application and associated documents on file with
bags, 4-wd, a/c, 5-spd,Blue holders and shall demonstrate expertise in farming or agribusiness or may be a NORREPAIR SHOP) DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR the DOpartment. Discharges and flows authorized by this permit are into or from
$2000/neg. (863)509-8347 representative of a non-public organization whose primary purpose relates to the IOVRigkCL if) ES0 A LE Lake Ikeechobee, a Class Iwater bod puruat tR le 62-302.400, Forida Ad-
$ n ( promotion and/or protection of farming or agribusiness. Wx-t-I GeorgeSandord) 1999 FordVIN1FTZX1727XNA68616 ministrative Code (iEA.C.) The Pump Station is located along the southeast shore of
1ooa oe 150tSW. h Ave. 150 S.W. 10th Ave. Lake Okeechobee inPalm Beach County at 2643'40.415" Ntand 80v51'10.123' W
Sihili to IFA minimum of two members shall represent environmental stakeholders and shall South Bay, FL 33493 South Bay, Florida 33493
demonstrate expertise in environmental protection or natural resource manage- 561-261-6132 11. ,i,.. h. i. ,. ,,wr.. 'a:. r: iriD:i.i ,'0 ii ,., j.. r r.iu.
ment or may be a representative of a non-public organization whose primary pur- C H O1.u is NTIE THT N i:. ,', up 1 i.i,.jh i:,, h.i.) pi.:.p: ri) ~. jy ,ji rr.,i: I)p.'i1-
SUZUKI EIGER, 2006 4WD, pose is environmental protection or natural resource management. LIEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 7ED3.55, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE DO-A met s D division of Environmental Assessment es d Restoration, Reorid Planoing
factory camo. paint, 2,321 A minimum of two members shall be appointed representing community, civic or SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN telephone (850) 245-8416.
mi., $4,500. 863-675-6904 business organizationswithin the County. THE AMOUNT OF $1,846.50. THESE STORAGE CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO
ACCRUE AT THE RATE OF SO PER DAY. The Department will issue the permit unless a timelytiton for an administrative
Sinb q to e e t ur suant to Sections 120.569 and 12.7 of the orida Stutes, be-
Shop fpom a gift catalog Iiested citizens shalt l submit letters stating their qualifications and experience to THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE- t deadlines fuoriel i to Seli on. The procedures for petition flor a hearing ares
that's Catefollowing ways: R Conty CmmniO. B ox 2340, Labelle, FL 3irect975r in ne of MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS set de t srtlow igatiop Th e prsdesries tsrCpapter 120 s ill not ae
that's updated egulaly: the following ways: flPR Box 2340r ia fasimilabele, at 75email:7 SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS available
hie classilfeds. vcautero~hendryia net or via facsimile at l63-675-5317. ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
Questions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department at SATISFY THE LIEN. IFA pe whose substatial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
IiT 4863-675-5240. UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
290736 CB/CGS 9/11/08 VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT- Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. The petition must contain the information set
SOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES- forth below and must be tiled receivedi wth the Department Clerk in the Office of
EMERSON TRAILER openIGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS. General Counsel at 3900 Commonweath Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
7x12, with mesh ramp, $650 I PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 349 N.W. 16th, Suite #106, Belle Glade, FL Florida32399-3000.
or best offer (772)597-5900 Ii 33440 COMMENCING AT 8:30am ON THE 29th DAY OF September, 2008. Petitons filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
i N II tion 120.60(3), of the Flonda Statutes must be filed within twenty-one (21) days of
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4) Il Ilc s STATEMENT OF OWNER RIGHTS publication of the notice or within twenty-one 21) days of receipt of the written no-
iLE I R (4 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE ice, whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, how-
SizeTWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING ever any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may tile
(863)946-3822 AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME a petition within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the
i i l CIVIL ACTION PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A HEAR- date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at
UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',dual CASE NO.: 2007-927CA ING WITHTHE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHIC THE the address Indicated above,at the time of iling.The failure ofnyperson to file a
fol down ramp, god P i MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING COPIES OF THE DE- petion within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons
axle, fold down ramp, good Public Notice 5005 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST MAND FOR HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN right to request an administrative determination (heanng) under Sections 120.569
cond. $750/or best offer. State Public COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT THE NOTICE. and 120.57, of the Florida Statutes, or to Intervene in this proceeding and participate
(863)467-7415a e u ic MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC. ASSET as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding Initiated by another
(863)467-7415 Legal Notice 5500 BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFI NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO RECOVER party) will be only atthe discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion
CATES, SERIES 2005-W5 UNDER POSSESSION OFTHE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO- n compliance withRule 28-106.205 of theFloridaAdministrative Code.
Buying a car? Look In the THE POOLING AND SERVICING CEEDINGS BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
AGREEMENT DATED AS, OF NOVEM- FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
classifieds. Selling a, BER 1,2006, WITHOUT RECOURSE must contain the blowing information:
car? Look in the classi- |I P, It I5 Plaintiff NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE RE-
fleds VS. I MAINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN- (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
DAVID SIMMONS et al. ING TO THE LIENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT identification number, if known;
Defendants) COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR (6) OF FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585. address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which
MARSHALL COUNTY, ALABAMA NOTICE OF TSALE shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding;
Domestic Relations Division N i e n i t ONOTE INCLUDE THE DAY TIMEFtApEtTHAToTHEMWTORKVWS CO LET THELDAand an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by
DODGE CARAVAN, 1997 Notice is hereby given that, pursuantto a DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF the agency determination
Color TV/VCR, runs great, IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED- (c A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency de-
JANICE RIOS, dated September 4,l2008, entered is RULED DATE OF SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATE NOTICE dso;
lots of new parts, Plaintiff Civil Case Number 2007-927CA, in the WAS PLACED IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE OF SALE. (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti-
$4000/neg. 863-675- 438 v Circuit Court for HENDRY County, George Sandiford, Lienor tion must so Indicate;
MANUEL RIOS, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA- 290641 CGS 9/11/08 (e A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts
FORD CLUB AGON '9 win- Defendant TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS- the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed
FORD CLUBWAGON 95 w TEE OF ARGENT MORTGAGE action;
dow van, 6 cyl, cold air, NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PUBLICATION SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED (1) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require re-
$2800 (863)357-1075 PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE- Notice for Early Pubtlc Review of a Proposal to Support Activlity In versal or modification of the agency's proposed action, including an explanation
The PLAINTIFF, having made Motion For RIES 2005-W5 UNDER THE POOLING the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and
GMC SAVANNAH '98 very Service By Publication supported by AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action
Affidavit of the Plaintif stating that the AS OF NOVMEBER 12005, WITHOUT To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed
good mileage, good condi- Defendant's current address is un- RECOURSE is the Plaintiff, and DAVID action.
tion, 1 owner, $5000 known, it is ORDERED, AND AD- SIMMONS, et al., are the Defendants, I This is to give notice that Glades County has submitted an application for a Commu-
(863)512-4165 JUDGED, that the Defendant, Manuel will sell the property situated In HEND- nity Development Block Grant (CDBG funds), contract number 08DB-A09 to the A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action
Rios, answer the Complaint of the RY County, orida, described as: Florida Department of Community Affairs. The funding is provided by the U.S. De- is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the
Plaintiff by the 13th day of October, : apartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to rehabilitate same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301. EA.C.
Looking fOP a place to 2008 or thereafter a JUDGMENT BY Lots 14,15 and 16, inclusive, Blocki 3 and/or demolish and construct replacement housing for up to two housing units 'o-
DEFAULT may be rendered against the BELMONT SUBDIVISION, a subdivision cated by low-to-moderate Income eligible homeowners. At this time, one home has Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
hang youp hat? Look no Defendant recorded Plat Book 1. Page 9, of the been selected to date. The address for this home is 204 Pinecrest Avenue, Moore action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be differ-
further than the classl- Public Records of Hendry County, Haven, Florida 33471. The other project address is not known, ent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests
fleds. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this Or- Florida. will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the application have
der and Notice by published once a This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the re-
week for four (4) consecutive weeks in at public sale, to the highest and best Management, and by Section 2(b) of Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of quirements set forth above.
The Clewiston News, a newspaper of bidder, for cash, at Hendry County Wetlands, and is implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b) for the 290848 CGS 9/11/08
general circulation in Hendry County, Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main HUD action that is within and/or affects a floodplain or wetland.
pilodda. Street, 2nd floor hallway, LaBelle, FI
33935, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1 st day of Construction will be undertaken in the 100 year floodplain. Glades County is inter-
Publication dates: 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 and Ottober, 2008. Any person claiming ested in alternatives and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could
9/11/2008. an interest in the surplus from the sale, result from the project as well as potential mitigation measures. It is anticipated that NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
if any,.other than the property owner the housing units selected-will be located within the floodplain area.
008.thisthe 14h dy of claimwithin 60 ays afterthe At this time, only one home has been selected to be demolished and a new replace- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the C Commission of the C
sale. ment home constructed. The specific address is 204 Pinecrest Avenue, Moore of South Bay, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on the 7th
Cheryl Pierce Dated: 9/4/08. Haven, Florida 33471. If enough grant funds remain, another project might be un- day of October 2008, in the Commission Chambers at 335
Circuit Court Clerk dertaken. At this time, that address is not known. SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida at 7:00 o'clock PM on all
200 W. Main St. Barbara S. Butler
r BAlbertville, Ai CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT The housing unit at 204 Pinecrest Avenue, Moore Haven is already located within matters Concerning the possible adoption of Ordinance
i 256/878-4521 By:/s/D.Hammond the 100-year floodplain. This home will be demolished and a new replacement 3-2008, providing for the amendment of umber 1 of Section
SorStephen Smih In accrdaiff nce ithothe AmericanWith housing unit constructed at the same address. 18-92 for the purpose of establishing policy regulating the
R Bo.X 1935 special accommodation to participate Written comments must be received by Glades County at the Glades County S.H.I. rates for lot mowing and amending the fee schedule.
t Albertville, AL 35950 in this proceeding shall, within seven Office, Post Office Box 1018, Moore Haven, Florida 33471-1018 on or before Sep-
S 256 891 9 10 (7) days prior to any proceedingcon- member 22, 2008. Anyone having any questions regarding this Ordinance may
n "l Court, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 Additional information may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Erica Villafuerte, Glades submit them in writing or at the time of the scheduled public
Z East Hickpochee Avenue, La Belle, FL County S.Hj.,R Director, at 863-946-6004. hearing as noted above. Written comments should be ad-
R A I 'N 33BG A 3 5 ote phone 863-675-5217 DOD iued: Septeber4, 20 dressed to the City Clerk, City of South Bay, 335 S.W. 2nd
via Florida Rela Service. Ave., South Bay, Florida 33493.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-131-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-FF16, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-FF16
Plaintiff
vs.
WILLIAM MOREJON; HILDA HERRERA;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE
FOR FIRST FRANKLIN, A DIVISION OF
NATIONAL CITY BANK; PORT LA
BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOME-
OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC. and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the above
named Defendants,
Defendants
AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby gven that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Florida, will on the
17th day of September, 2008, at
11:00 o'clock A.M. at the Front of the
Hallway of the Hendry County Court-
house Building, LaBelle, Florida, offer
for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the
following-described property situate in
Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 6, Block 2165, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 4, as per plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 86-102, of the
public records of Hendry County, Flod-
da.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, f any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
is Pendens, must file a claim on
same with the Clerk of Court within 60
days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 21st day of August,
2008.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you am
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Hendry
'County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose
phone number is (941) 675-5217,
,within 2 working days of your receipt
of this Notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/ D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 2B-2008-CA-000350
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
ELEANOR LOTITO, et. al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ELEANOR LOTITO and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELEANOR LOTITO
Whose residence is: 675 E PASO FINO
CIRCLE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 &
16799 TANGERINE BLVD., LOXA-
HATCHEE, FL 33470 & 680 E PASO
FINO CIR, CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
ELEANOR LOTITO and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELEANOR LOTITO and all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 8, WOODLAND II SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4.
'PAGE 12.0F TIE tibluL ECRCORLi.
S 'OPHENDRY(Ouri, fI.OrIi'
alk/a 675E F'I',un ii: N11
..CLEWISTON fL .r JO)
has been tiled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Cheryl L.
Burm, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either
on or before October 13, 2008.
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 2nd day of Sept. 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plant and LiUs Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
863-675-5217, PO. Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33975. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 800-955-8771 via Flori-
da Relay System.
This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any
Information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: PC-08-268
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CARLOS WILLIAM RIVERA
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Cadrs
William Rivera, deceased, whose date
of death was December 31, 2007, and
whose social security number is
577-82-7298, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Se-
bong, Florida 33870-3867. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
flve's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must Ole their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TiME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 30th, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY PA.


Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone: (863) 763-5733
Facsimile: (863) 763-6199
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000061
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,
Plaintiff
vs.
LOIS B. MADRIGAL; GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA; BIANCA MADRIGAL; UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 13th day of August, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No. 22-2008-CA-000061,
of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida,
wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plain-
tiff and LUIS B. MADRIGAL; GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA: BIANCA MADRIGAL;
UNKNOWN TENANTSS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF
COURTHOUSE at the Glades County
Courthouse, in Moore Haven, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of Septem-
ber, 2008, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN
RIVER GARDENS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 130 AND 131,
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 LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senlor Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Office is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS, FLO 33901,
Telephone (239) 335-2299 or 1
(8000) 955-8771 (TDD) OR 1
(8000 955-8770 Via FL. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
Dated this 24th day of July, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
288333 ON 9/4,11/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07CA242
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2001-2,
Plaintiff
vs.
CLEVELAND WILLIAMS; STERLING
LENDING DISSOLVED CORPORA-
TION; SARAH WILLIAMS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a FInal Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 13th day of August, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No. 07CA242, of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Glades County, Forida, wherein THE
BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE HOLDERS OF THE EOCC ASSET
BAiu. E t(RTIfe:ri.AT F E-: Ai ifi.
i: ir Pli'r.ln J,'a D (L1Vt.kL'h! VII.
LIAMr .i uhIr I.:rJllo (i1 '.'tlOU
C li)'ivnATiurjj O iAiM Al .LIl.r
lii'HrJ L" i,"rEli u Aj t LirJriJ0wr
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH
DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the Glades
County Courthouse, in Moore Haven,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. On the 18th day of
September, 2008, the following de- ,
scribed property as set forth in said Rinal
Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 76, CITY OF
MOORE HAVEN ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 72 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND
SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE
REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Office is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 MONROE
STREET, FT MYERS, FLO 33901,
Telephone (239) 335-2299 or 1
800) 955-8771 (TOD OR 1
800) 955-8770 Via FL. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
Dated this 20th day of August, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: 1954)77.1-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
288338 CN 9/4,11/08
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY THE CLERK
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 07-870 CA
OFELIA OTERO,
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC. a Flori-
da Corporation, and BEATRIZ DJEBEL-
LI PEREZ. et al
Defendant
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment entered in the
above styled cause now pending in
said court, that I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at Hendry
County, Floda on October 1, 2008 at
11:00 a.m., in front of the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court being the
second floor hallway of the Adminis-
tration Building, Handry County Court-
house) corner of Highway 29 and 80,
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, the
following described property:
The South one-half (1/2) of the North-
east one-quarter (1/4) of the South-
west one-Quarter (1/4) of the


Southwest one-quarter (1/4) of the
Southeast one-quarter (1/4) of Section
25, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, lying and being in Hendry
County, Florida; subject to an ease-
ment for road of the East 30 feet there-
oL Also known as lot 4944 in Montura
Ranch Estates. Property Address: 460
Utopia Street, Clewiston, Florida
Parcel: 132 44 25-AOO-0256-0000
Dated Sept. 4,2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/S/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
DREW S. SHERIDAN, PA.
7765 S.W. 07th Avenue, Suite 102
Miamia, Florida 33173
Tel. (305) 596-3368
Fax (305) 596-3355
drewsheridan@drewsheddanpa.com
290640 CN 9/11,18/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-CP-30
Divisilon: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ROBERT HOSIER, SR.,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ROB-
ERT HOSIER, SR., deceased, whose
date of death was April 20, 2008, and
whose social security number is
143-28-4932, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida. Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
500 Avenue J, PD. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 30th, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY. RA.
la. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone: (863) 763-5733
Facsimile: (863)763-6199
Person Giving Notice:
Jean Hendry Caldwell
6545 North East 7th Lane
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
290385 CGS 9/11,18/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division: Family
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
TRINA MARIE BOWERS COLLINS,
Wife,
and
MICHAEL LEE COLLINS,
Husband
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO: Michael Lee Collins
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage, including claims
for dissolution of marriage, payment of
debts, division of real and.personal prop-
erty, and for payments o support, has
been filed against you. You are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to this action on Travis W True-
blood, PA., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is PO. Box 1270, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, on or before September
24, 2008, and file the original with the
clerk of this court at Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471, either before ser-
vice on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fami-
ly Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
DATED this 22nd day of August, 2008.
CLERK OF THE'CIRCUIT COURT
By: Deputy Clerk
288694 GCD 8/28:9/4,11,18/08
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 20071014 CA

Yale Mortgage Corporation,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Brendalyn Harris; Brian Sullivan; Judy
Sullivan; Capital One Bank; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named De-
fendant(s) who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants.
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 30, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 2007 1014 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Yale
Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Bren-
da[yn Harris are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash,
IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE
HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BE-
ING THE 2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, at 11:00 A.M. on Sept. 24,
2008; the following described property
as set forth in said final Judgment, to-wit

.LOT 56, BLOCK B, SUGARLAND ES-
TATES ADDION NO. 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 124 AND
125, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAY
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 25
EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE,
FL 33935 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF
SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Rlorida, this 4th
day of Sept., 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


BY:/S/D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
290718 CN 9/11,18/08
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on 09/13/08
at 10:30 a.m., LUMART ANC STOR-
AGE, 640 EAST PASADENA AVE.,
CLEWISTON, FL (863)983-2162 will
sell at Public Sale the personal proper-
ty theretofore stored with the under-
signed:
David McBride Unit #166
Craftsman & garden tools,
TV, misc, items
DerritlHolmes Unit #151
TVs, camcorder, bedroom set,
china cab. & much more
289295 CGS 9/4,11/08


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commission-
ers of Hendry County, Florida, will
hold a workshop to discuss the Caloo-
sahatchee Riverway Alternative to the
C-43 West Reservoir and related Is-
sues at 4:00 p.m. on September 23,
2008 at the Hendry County Court-
house, Commission Chambers, 25
East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any mat-
ter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
ofHendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
290663 CB/CN 9/11/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry
County Tourist Development Council
will hold a regular meeting at 4:00
p.m. MONDAY, September 15, 2008,
at the Hendry County Administration
Office, staff conference room A-118,
165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL. This
meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the
disabled.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
W.T. Bill" Maddox, Jr., Chairman
290542 CB/CN 9/11/08

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
FLORIDA RECREATION
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM (FRDAP) GRANT FUNDS
Notice is hereby given that a public
meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm in the
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board Of-
fice Building, 310 Cowboy Way, La-
Belle, FL to discuss the proposed use
of Florida Recreation Development As-
sistance Program (FRDAP) grant
funds. This meeting is for the sole
purpose of discussing the proposed
Pioneer Off Highway Vehiclce (OHV)
Recreational Trail. Questions can be
directed to the Hendry County Grants
& Special Projects Office at
863-675-5264.
The meeting site is accessible by the
disabled.
Ron Zimmedy, Director
Grants & Special Projects
Hendry County
290545 CB/CN 9/11/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY FLORIDA
WILL HOLD A CIVIL SERVICE
BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 18,
2008 AT 6:00 PM. IN THE CITY
COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT 335
S.W. 2nd AVENUE,. SOUTH BAY
FLORIDA.
290602 CN 9/11/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY IS RECEIV-
ING SEALED BIDS FOR SURPLUS
EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES.
ITEMS MAY BE SEEN BY APPOINT-
MENTS ONLY BY CONTACTING
THE CITY MANAGERS OFFICE AT
561-996-6751.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL SEP-
TEMBER 30, 2008.
THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.
290600 CN 9/11,18/08
Publication Notice to Creditors
Sample Notice
For Oscar William Hoffman
NOTICE TO CREDITORS, FILE NO.
2008-098-CP IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF
OSCAR WILLIAM HOFFMAN, De-
ceased. The administration of the Es-
tate of OSCAR WILLIAM HOFFMAN,
deceased, Case No. 2008-098-CR is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL
33975-1760. The names and. ad-
dresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's At-
torney are set forth below. All credi-
tors of decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent, or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice Is served
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE. SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatored, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR
MORE AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH IS
BARRED. The date of first publication
of this notice Is Sept. 11th, 2008. Per-
sonal Representative: MARIE L. HOFF-
MAN, 900 Aqua Isle Boulevard, D16,
LaBelle, FL 33935. MARC J. DEARTH,
Hoffman & Associates, Atorneys at
Law, L.LC., 6100 Lake Forret Drive,
Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30328, Florida
Bar No. 0023147, Attorney for Person-
al Representative 404-255-7400.
290194 CGS 9/11,18/08

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Pupil Progression: Promotion/Retention

No student may be assigned to a grade level based solely on age or other factors that constitute social promotion. Florida Statute 1008.25 requires that any
student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading, based upon locally determined or statewide assessments conducted in kindergarten, grade 1, grade
2, or grade 3 must be given intensive reading instruction immediately following the identification of the reading deficiency. The student's reading-proficiency
must be reassessed by locally determined assessments, or through teacher observations at the beginning of the grade following the intensive reading
Instruction. The student must continue to be provided with intensive reading instruction until the reading deficiency is remedied.

If a student's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, as demonstrated by scoring at Level 2 or higher on the statewide assessment test in
I reading for grade 3, the student must be retained.

The parent of any student who exhibits a substantial deficiency In reading must be notified in writing of the following:
1. That his/her child has been identified as having a substantial deficiency in reading.
2. A description of the current services that are provided to the child.
3. A description of the proposed supplemental instructional services and supports that will be provided to the child that are designed to remediate the
identified area of reading deficiency.
4. That if the child's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, the child must be retained unless he/she is exempt from mandatory
retention for good cause.
5. Strategies for parents to use in helping their child succeed in reading proficiency.
6. That the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is not the sole determiner of promotion and that additional evaluations, portfolio reviews,
and assessments are available to the child
to assist parents and the school district In knowing when a child is reading at or above grade level and ready for grade promotion.
7. The districts criteria and policies for mid-year promotion.
8. Each school district shall provide written notification to the parent of any student, who is retained because his/her reading deficiency is not remedied
by the end of third grade, that his/her
child has not met the proficiency level required for promotion, and the reasons the child is not eligible for a good cause exemption as provided by
Florida law. The notification must include a
description of proposed interventions and support that will be provided to the child to remediate the identified areas of reading deficiency.

Successful Progression for Retained Readers
The 2004 Legislature amended section 1008.25, Florida Statutes, to create a new paragraph (7) that provides that all students who are retained in third
grade must be provided intensive interventions in reading to ameliorate the students' reading deficiency, as identified by a valid and reliable diagnostic
assessment. This intensive intervention must include effective instructional strategies, participation in the school district's summer reading camp, and
appropriate teaching methodologies necessary to assist those students in becoming successful readers, able to read at or above grade level, and ready for
promotion to the next grade.
I This section also requires each school district to establish at each school, where applicable, an Intensive Acceleration Class for retained third grade students
who subsequently score at Level 1 on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The focus of this class shall be to
Increase a child's reading level at least two grade levels in one year. The school is required to report the following:

Mid-Year Promotion
According to provisions in the Hendry County School, District Pupil Progression Plan, students who were retained the previous year may be considered for mid-
year promotion provided the student has demonstrated the ability to read at grade level and shows mastery of the state standards for the grade level in which
he/she was retained. The student must have the skills necessary to successfully function at the grade level to which he/she is being promoted mid-year.

Good Cause Exemption from Mandatory Retention
The Hendry County School Board may only exempt students from mandatory retention for good cause as stated in Florida Statute 1008.25. According to
this statute, good cause exemptions shall be limited to the following:
1. Limited English proficient students who have had less than two years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Languages Program.
2. Students with disabilities whose individual education plan indicates that participation in the statewide assessment program is not appropriate,
consistent with the requirements of State Board of Education rule.
3. Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on all alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State Board
of Education.
4. Students who demonstrate, through a student portfolio, that he/she is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the
Sunshine State Standards in reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT.
5. Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT, and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student
has received the intensive remediation in reading for more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading, and was previously
retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2.
6. Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading for two or more years, but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading, and who were
previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2 for a total of two years.

The district school board must annually report to the parent of each student the progress of the student toward achieving state and district expectations for profi-
ciency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics. Student results on each statewide assessment must be reported to the parent. The evaluation of each
student's progress must be based upon the student's classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments, and other relevant information.

Hendry County School District
School Year 2007 08
Number of Students and Percentage of Students
Scoring Level 1 or Level 2
FCAT Reading

Grade Total Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Level Number Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring.
Tested At At At At At At
Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 1 Level 1
And 2 And 2

Grade 3 568 111 19.54 83 14.61 194 34.15
Grade 4 544 98 10.01 108 19.85 206 37.87
Grade 5 556 119 21.40 98 17.63 217 39.08
Grade 6 452 116 25.66 117 25.88 233 51.55
Grade 7 571 135 23.64 117 25.88 233 51.55
Grade 8 487 132 27.10 159 32.65 .291 59.75
Grade 9 563 197 24.99 195 34.65 392 69.63
Grade 10 537 267 49372 148 27.56 415 77.28

Hendry County School District
School Year 2007-08
Number of Students and Percentage of Students Retained by Grade
Grades 3-10

Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number
Retained 36 3 5 0 0 0 40 10
End of Year 563 534 561 454 567 494 564 539
Membership
Percent
Retained 6.39 .56 .89 0 0 0 7.09 1.86

Hendry County School District
School Year 2007 08
Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause by Category
Grade 3
# Students Promoted: Good Cause Exemption:

1 Limited English Proficient Students who have less than two years instruction in an English
for Speakers of Other Languages Program

41 Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performanceon an alternative standardized
reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education

5 Students who demonstrate through a student portfolio that the student is reading on grade
level as evidenced by demonstration a)f mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in reading
equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT

24 Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT and who have an individual education
plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student has received the intensive remediation
in reading as required by Florida Statute for more than two years but still demonstrates a
deficiency in reading and was previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2

3 Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading as required by Florida
Statute for two or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were
previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2 for a total of two years

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Levee shows "no signs of distress" corps reports


By Nina G. Wills
INI Florida
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -- As
Lake Okeechobee's water levels
continue to rise, the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers is confident
that the Herbert Hoover dike
is prepared to weather any ap-
proaching storms.
"There are no signs of distress
and the system as a whole is
ready," said Steve Duba Jackson-
ville District Chief Engineer.
Rains from Tropical Storm Fay
and Hurricane Hanna caused the
lake to rise 3.84 feet in the last
two weeks.
The lake level now stands at
15.10 feet. Since the danger to the
dike is directly proportional to the
lake level, the corps tries to main-
tain the water level between 12.5
to 15.5 feet.
The increase of inflow into
Lake Okeechobee caused by
these tropical systems prompted
the corps to initiate daily "pulse
releases" on Sept. 4, according
to John Zediak, the corps' chief of
water management.
Currently the corps is releasing


INI/Ashley Smith
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officials continue closely monitoring the lake level, following a
sudden increase caused by Tropical Storm Fay.


5,800 cubic feet of water per sec- will continue until Sept. 14.
ond into the Caloosahatchee and In 2004, Lake Okeechobee
St. Lucie Rivers. These releases reached an all-time high of 18.02


feet after the area experienced a
string of storms.
Following the levee disaster in


New Orleans due to Hurricane
Katrina and the excessive amount
of water from Hurricane Wilma,
the corps and the South Florida
Water Management District evalu-
ated the structural integrity of the
143-mile long earthen dike in
2005.
Rehabilitation projects have
been underway since last year to
improve the structure of the dike
and to seal leaks.
The corps considers the por-
tion of the dike from Port Mayaca
to Belle Glade to be "the most vul-
nerable."
Recent repairs to this area in-
clude a 4,000 foot cutoff wall to
stabilize the aging dike's interior
in Port Mayaca.
A cutoff wall is a deep trench
dug into the side of the dike into
which concrete is poured to pre-
vent under-water seepage.
Also, the removal of thousands
of dead melaleuca .trees from
Moore Haven to Belle Glade al-
lows engineers to inspect the dike
more closely for potential leaks.
The corps prepares by con-
sulting with the National Weather
Service to determine what the es-


occur each summer in Florida
comes from rain that evaporated
nff th r ninc n e t-nmnfima.r.oc thou-


Large colonies of brightly col- ie oceans, som.. . -
ored coral clung tenaciously to sands of miles away.
limestone formations, forming The rain that falls on South
reefs that meandered along the Florida eventually returns to the
Currents from the deep cobalt This water cycle is world-
depths carried microscopic plank- wide.
ton that mixed with the gin-clear The last Ice Age prevented this
surface water. water cycle from completing.
The mixed waters cascaded The water that fell on land was
across the coral reefs, bringing snow or sleet and remained in
microscopic nutrients to the liv- a frozen state. As ice and snow
ing coral, continued to fall, ice sheets and
Old coral died, forming new glaziers started emerging.
layers of calcium deposits known Ice sheets and glaziers grew
as limestone sediments. larger as this process continued.
This drama repeated itself for Consequently, water wasn't
thousands of years, until the area returning back to the oceans.
we know as Clewiston emerged The levels of the oceans gradually
from the tropical sea. dropped, and land started emerg-
Calcium deposits, from coral ing from the oceans.
and other marine creatures, cre- The northern region of the
ated limestone sediment deposits Florida Platform emerged first,
that were hundreds of feet deep followed by the central region
on the Florida Platform. and then the southern region.
However, Florida emerged It is because of this time se-
from the tropical sea, not because quence that the limestone sedi-
of: limestone sediments, but be- ments are, deeper in south Flori-
cause of climate change. The" -d,-since it emerged last fror the
earth started cooling and went sea.
into an Ice Age. Clewiston is 18 feet above sea
The earth's surface is approxi- level. Florida was 130 to 200 feet
mately 66 percent ocean, above sea level when the Ice Age
Each day, large quantities of was at its peak.
water evaporate on the oceans of Imagine Clewiston 200 feet
the world. above sea level!
The moisture collects in the The east coast of Florida
atmosphere and later precipitates looked like England's "White
(condenses as water) and falls to Cliffs of Dover."
the earth. The west coast of Florida ex-
The tropical rain storms that tended out one hundred miles


Agriculture Commissioner
Bronson offers these tips for
people with animals in the event
of evacuations ordered due to a
hurricane.
Mr. Bronson says people trans-
porting livestock must continue
to stop at the Florida agricultural
interdiction stations. If the trans-
porter doesn't have proper pa-
perwork, a movement document
will be issued at the station. The
movement document must be
carried as the animals are moved
into Georgia or Alabama and for
return back into Florida.
Commissioner Bronson says
citizens should not wait until the
last minute to think about how
they are going to deal with pets
and other animals during an evac-
uation or in a power outage. Peo-
ple should not leave their pets be-
hind when they evacuate because
the animals can easily be injured,
lost or killed. Owners should find
out now if local boarding facilities
or veterinary offices can shelter
their animals in an emergency.
They should also contact hotels
outside their immediate area to
determine which allow animals
and whether there are any size
restrictions.
*Pets and small animal safety
*Keep ID tags and vaccina-
tions up to date.
*When evacuating, bring
proper identification and health
papers with you.
*Prepare a pet evacuation
kit, including food and water for
one week, a manual can opener,
medications, medical/vaccination
records, a pet carrier, and bed-
ding.
If evacuated, properly secure
animals in the vehicle.
If you plan to board a pet,
make written arrangements in
advance.
*Contact hotels and motels
along your evacuation route to
check policies on accepting pets


and keep the list handy.
Horses and livestock
Keep vaccinations and other
health requirements up to date.
*If possible, make arrange-
ments in advance for evacuation
of horses. Know Where you can
take your horses for shelter along
your evacuation route.
*Make sure your horse trailer
is "ready to go" or other transport
arrangements are prepared well
in advance.
*Carry your vaccination re-
cord, Coggins test and health pa-
pers with you as well as handling
equipment.
Have a point of destination
before departure and be sure to
evacuate as soon as possible to
avoid traffic delays.
If evacuation is not possible:
Reinforce your barn, and out-
buildings with hurricane straps


further than the present west
coast.
This is because the Florida
Platform's western side gradually
slopes westward.
The Ice Age came to an end
approximately 12,000 years ago.
Global Warming started, and the
ocean levels started rising.
However, the ocean levels
were still much lower than today.
Florida was much drier, void of
lakes, rivers and swamps.
Lake Okeechobee and the Ev-
erglades regions consisted of prai-
ries, scrubs and forest.
Geologists believe Lake
Okeechobee and the Everglades
started later, approximately 6,000
years ago as the sea levels contin-
ued to rise.
Land mammals from North
and South America migrated to
Florida as it emerged from the
sea; some were colossal in size.
What kind of critters do you
think migrated into Florida? This
question will be provided in the
next- edition- of-"A Walk in the
Past."
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston Mu-
seum if you have -questions, arti-
facts, pictures, or a "Whale of a
Tale." The Museum's hours are
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
seum Director. He can be reached
at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.
corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


and other measures.
*Open gates or remove fenc-
ing so that animals may move to
high ground in a flood and to low-
lying areas during high winds.
Install a hand pump and ob-
tain enough large containers to
water your animals for at least a
week.
Identify alternate water and
power sources. A generator with
a safely stored supply of fuel may
be essential, especially if you have
electrical equipment necessary to
the well being of your animals.
*Secure or remove anything
that could become blowing de-
bris.
Bronson's Division of Animal
Industry website http://www.do-
acs.state.fl.us/ai (click on "Emer-
gency Management") provides
information about some pet-
friendly hotels.


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timated water surge on the dike
will be should a tropical system
affect the Lake Okeechobee area.
Also, Herbert Hoover dike is
inspected by corps' engineers on'
a weekly basis.
"We will closely monitor
weather conditions and operate
the lake and our water control
structures with public safety being
the primary goal," Zediak said.
While the deadly Hurricane
Ike is not expected to affect South
Florida directly, the corps is con-
cerned about the feeder bands of
rain caused by Ike.
Meanwhile, some residents
say they are not concerned.
Robert (Rock) Hudson, a 10-
year resident of Pahokee, lives
within 1,000 feet of Herbert
Hoover Dike, but is not worried
that the dike will breach.
"They (the corps) sealed the
cracks in the dike. I don't panic,,
and I won't lose sleep over it."
Hudson has never evacuated
his home due to an approaching'
storm.
"We can't control the weather.
We just have to prepare for it.
What will be, will be," he said.


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Arrest Report


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


Corshala McPhee, 20

*IJlenring a false
bark bill, note,
check or draft
Arrested September

Arresling officer
was Deputy J.
Walker

Dennis Harrell, 35
Clewiston
o Nornmcving
tranic vio,laion
driving with a
suspended license -
subsequent offense
Arrested September
6
Arresting officer,
Deputy L Brooks
Theophilus T. Brooks, 26
*Clewiston
*Aggravated battery
wan a deadly
weapon
*Discnarging a
tirearm in public
Arrested September
5
Arresting officer
was Inv. Daley
Jessica Roman, 23

*Belle Glade
Cruelty towards a
child aggravated
abuse
Arrested September
3
Released
September 4

Jawanza J. Mays, 28

Belle Glade
Possession of
cocaine with intent
to sell
Arrested September
6
Released
September 6 on
$5 000 bond
Leroy Weatherspoon, 23
*Belle Glade
Sale of marijuana
Within 1,000 feet of
a sCoOlc
*Burglary of an
occupied dwelling
Arrested September
-5
NJo bond has been
set
Sheneka N. Byrd, 31
-Belle Glade
Stlonnioving traffic
viOiatlon driving
wniie license
is suspended -
habilual offender
Fraud laise ID
given
Arrested September
4


Brijido Rodriguea, 21

Clewiston
*VOP felony or
community control
Arrested September
2
Arresting officer
was Deputy J.
Smith

Lee E. Odoms, 20
S*Clewiston
Nonmoving traffic
violation habitual
offender driving
with a suspended
license
Arrested September
6
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Hunt
Juan Delgado, 35
SClewiston
*Warrant
Fugitive from
justice from
Glades County
FTA Driving with a
suspended license
Arrested September
5
Timmy L. Alvin, 25
C .*lewislon
*Possession of a
coneiled weapon
*Possession of
marijuana
Fugitive Irom
Justice from Palm
Beach Cournty
Arrested September
4
Nathaniel Strachan, 49
Belle Glade
*Robbery no
hIrearm or weapon
*BatteUry louch or
sldl~e
Arrested September
Released
S, September 8
Robert Williams, 24
Belle Glade
*Vioi3lation iof
probation
*Forgery
*Grand theft
Arrested September
5
Nol bond nas been
set
Bobby Washington, 31
*Belie Glade
Wirrarlt or
Heridry County
Snenn's Office
*Aggravaled battery
Arrested Seplember
4
Bond has been set
to $50.000
Guadalupe Mojica, 21
Beiie Glade
AcgravaedI
a3s1aull wah a.1
deadly weapon
S wrhoui intent to kill
Arrested September

SReaersed


Josue M. Alvarez, 17

Clewiston
*Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested September
3
Arresting officer
was Deputy L.
Brooks

Eustaquio Olmos, 37
Clewiston
Fugitive from
justice from Henry
County for contempt
of court
Arrested September
5
SArresting officer
was Deputy Nathan
...... Kirk
Aaron Waddon, 20
*CleWision
Trespassing
Larceny theft is
more man $300 but
Sless man $5,000
Arrested September
4
Arresling officer
was Drputy J. Hunt
Ryan C. Woods, 28

*Belle Glade
*Possession of
cocaine
Arrested September
5
Bond has been set
to $3,000

Delkis Squire, 23
*Belle Glade
*Violahion of
probaliin neglect
ol a child
Arrested September
3
Released
September 4 on
probation
Tabatha Freeman, 22
SBelle Glade
V iaton of
proballon
*Aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
Arrested September
2
Releaseda
September 3
Jacqueline L. Dixon, 21
Belle Glade
*L rcery tvher i -
..ot0 or more but
less than $5,000
Forgery oi alter a
public record
Arrested September
2
Bond has been set
oi $9 000
Jose Segura, 31
.Soutri Bay
-Ttallit offense
ArrelIed September
4
Released
September 4


Bernard 0. Durham, 29

Clewiston
*Warrant for FTA -
felony offense
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
was Deputy George
Elver

Johnny L. Everett Jr., 18
*Clewiston
.-Criminal mischief
W is $200 or more
but less $1,000
subsequent offense
Arresled September
2
Arresilng officer
was Deputy
Siannon Bell
Dwight A. Sloan, 20
Clewiston
*Trespassing
Larceny theft is
more than $300 but
less than $5,000
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Hunt
Demetruis Newkirk, 19

*Belle Glade
*Robbery no
firearm or weapon
Arrested September
2
Released
September 8

Gessie Pierre, 42
*Belle Glade
*Out il county
warrant
Booked for Miami
SDade County
SArrested September

.Released to another
"_ county
Jesse Perez, 24
Belle CGlade
Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without rientto kill
Arrested September
3
Released
September 5 on
$5,000 bond
Latoria M. Davis, 22

*Belie Glade
LarcEny Ireft is
$300 ir Tore but
less thanr $5,000
Arrested September
8
Released
September 8 on
$6.000 bond

Artisha Ferby, 19

*dtutr tBay
Aggravated bakery
person uses a
i deadly weapon
Arrested Seplember

Net


Natalie Hernandez, 16

Clewiston
Aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Hunt

Marcus L. Sanders, 25
*Clewicion
Fuglilve from
jus1ie from
Glades County for
contempt of court
Arrested September
6
Arresting officer
was Deputy
Shannon Bell
Ernest S. Madrid, 26
Clewislton
I Aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
*Dis- narging a
brearrn, n public
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
............ was Inv Daley
Leola Blanding, 53

SBelle Glade
-Burglary of
unoc cupied
dwelling, unarmed,
no assault
Arrested September

Released
September 5
Jonae E. Hill, 22

-Belle Glade
*Aggravated
assault wilh a
Deadly weapon
wdhout intent to kill
Arrested Seplember
4
Released
September 5
Dondia Wilkerson, 21
Belie Glade
*Lar theft is
$300 or more but,
less than $5,000
*Fraud lalse
statement
Arrested September
8
Bond has been set
........ lor $6.000
Jeff Louis, 20
Belle Glade
*Possression of
cocane
q -Possession of
marijuana
Arrested September
5
Released
September 8 on a
Surety bond
Henry Crawford, 37
e Sutr, Bay
Aggravated
dssa with a
deadly weapon
wiihoui intent Io kill
Arrested Seplember

L Released
September 4


Raymond L. Allen, 38


Clewiston
-Warrant -
VOP felony or
community
Arrested September
5
Arresting officer
was Deputy Bonnie
Weaver
Lino M. Ochoa, 31
Clewiston
Battery felony
battery resulting
in bodily harm or
disability
Kidnap: false
imprisonment -
adull
Arrested September

Edward W. Coleman, 27
Clewiston
Aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
*Discharging a
irearrr in public
Arrested September
4
Arresling officer
was Inv Daley
Leegussie St.Lott, 20

*Belle Glade
*Cruelty towards
a child abuse
without great harm
Arrested September
4
Released
September 5

Crystal Seider, 20
*Belle Glade
Possession of
control substance
without a
prescnption
Arrested September

Bond has been set
for $3.000

Antonio Lopez, 39
*Belle Glade
-0ul ol county
warrant
Booked for
Broward Snenff's
Office
Arrested Seplember
3
No bond has been
sol for release
Karlicia Bewry, 25
*Belle Glade
*Pubiic order
crimes use of
lalse ID Adversely
aflecis another
Arrested September
8
Released
September 8 on
$6,000 bond
Elias Morales, 39
S-Soulh Bay
cdrrmairrischiel
False fire alarm -
2nd or subsequence
ofense
Arrested September
Bond has been set
for $18,000


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at the LaBelle Civic Center
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School accountability online at http://doeweb-prd.doe. Let us Know What You Junior-Senior High School SAC munity members give us feed- online at http://schoolnotes.
state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/index. (School Advisory Council) con- back via the surveys so that the com/33471/sac.html. If you have
report available cfm. Copies are also available at Think About How We ducts climate surveys to deter- school's improvement plan for any questions about the surveys,
The 2007-08 No Child Left the District Office and the offices Are Doing mine plans for the upcoming the 2008-2009 school year will re- please contact Laura Ahern at
Behind School Public Account- at each school. D school year. flect your needs. 863-946-0811 ext. 109.
ability Reports are now available Each year the Moore Haven We ask that parents and com- The surveys can be accessed

Glades County District Schools lunch menu


Primary grades
Thursday, Sept. 11: Beef A
Roni, Cheese sticks, tossed salad,


fruit.
Friday, Sept. 12: Pepperoni


Monday, Sept. 15: Turkey


Tuesday, Sept. 16: Chicken


PB squares.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: Shep-


fruit.
Thursday, Sept. 18: Chicken


pizza, french fries, tossed salad, and cheese sandwich, veggie rice, and yellow rice, green beans, roll, ards pie, California blend, roll, Fajita, rice, corn, sliced apples.


United for Families helps abused children


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Local foster parents Pat and
Doug McCoy recently gathered
their friends and family at the first
off-site tour in Okeechobee for
United for Families, "If these walls
could talk."
United for Families' mission is
to break the cycle of child abuse
through a diverse network of
community partners and innova-
tive services.
United for Families oversees
the local child-protective system,
which includes foster care. Locals
Pat and Doug McCoy hosted this
event where those in attendance
were given detailed information
about United for Families as well
as the Children's Home Society's
Heart Gallery and the upcom-
ing display that will be at Indian
River State College following their
invitation-only grand opening on
Sept. 26. The Heart Gallery will
be open to the public during the
three weeks following the grand
opening.
The Heart Gallery was de-
signed as a recruitment tool for
"hard to place" children available
for adoption. This event was so


successful that the idea took off,
catching the attention of major
television networks and maga-
zines and, other Heart Galleries
to emerge. The Heart Gallery of
Okeechobee and the Treasure
Coast is a unique and stirring trav-
eling photographic exhibit featur-
ing photos of children who are
waiting to be adopted. It is a joint
effort between many nonprofit
organizations dedicated to in-
creasing the number of adoptive
families and heightening public
awareness for children need-
ing homes in our community.
For more information about the
Adoptions program or to sched-
ule a Heart Gallery presentation
at your church, place of business,
civic organization or community,
please call Frank Avilla 772-489-
5601, ext. 277.
United for Families, as do oth-
er agencies coordinate with the
Children's Home Society in sup-
porting the Heart Gallery to find
homes for children in foster care.
United for Families, striving to
break the cycle of child abuse,
have begun these off-site infor-
mational sessions to get the word
out about United for Families.
Christina Kaiser, developmental


director of United for Families ex-
plained that they strive to prevent
children from bouncing from
home to home and to stabilize
their experience in the foster care
system. They serve approximately
5,000 children each year.
Mrs. McCoy explained that be-
ing involved with United for Fami-
lies has completely changed their
lives. They are now in the process
of adopting their fourth child.
They have chosen to continue
their own mission to model the
foster care/adoption family to oth-
ers and to get the name of United
for Families out in front of people
in a positive way. She wants fami-
lies to feel comfortable and to
participate with their resources
and realize that they are there to
help them, not to hurt them or
condemn them for anything that
has happened in the past.
What exactly does United for
Families do? Here is an example:
Florida Department of Children
and Families may remove a child
from a home. The "case" is trans-
ferred to United for Families for
services. Mom and dad (or care-
giver) will need a plan to get their
children back home, so we con-
tract with the Children's Home


Society or Family Preservation
Services to help them make the
plan. That's called "case manage-
ment."
United for Families has many
different programs which .they
offer within their agency such as
a scholarship program, Road to
Independence, which allows for
foster children to continue their
education into college to help
them succeed and in turn break
the cycle.
They not only provide services
to the foster parents and children,
but to the families who are reunit-
ed with their family and relatives
as parents as well.
Their goal is to rehabilitate the
family whenever possible. The
strive to teach parents signals and
how they should respond to situ-
ations in order to avoid abusive
actions.
United for Families offer hosts
Foster Family Appreciation events
such as a parent dance and a fam-
ily pool party each year.
This is just one resource for
foster parents. Previously fos-
ter parents were being lost due
to frustrations in caring for the
children and a lack of support,
Foster parents are provided with


a mentor, or seasoned foster par-
ent in their county which they can
call with any questions or issues
they are having or just to not feel
alone.
This additional support system
has lowered disruption and re-
tained foster parents.
Some achievements of United
for Families have been to reduce
the number of children in the
local child-welfare system from
2,000 to less than 1,300. They
have exceeded that goal with just
over 1,100 in the child-welfare
system. Within the last year they
oversaw the successful adoption
of 86 children, which exceeded
their goal for the year.
Nearly 100 percent of children
were visited in the home at least
once a month, where it used to
be nearly impossible (without
working well into the evening) to
visit with every child due to the
extreme case loads.
With new programs United
for Families has decreased the
number of times foster children
move from home to home by 30
percent and ensured that all fos-
ter children have the opportunity
to participate in extra-curricular
activities such as academic tutor-


ing, dance classes and summer
camps.
Through these programs:
Family Group Conferencing; In-
dependent Living Program; Foster
Parent Mentor Program; Relatives
As Parents Program; and Nation-
al Training Program they have
strived to help Florida redefine
the foster care system and have
a more successful child-welfare
system.
As with any agency in this sys-
tem they have made some great
improvements and achievements
but this is a service that is never
done. There will always be more
children to serve and more im-
provements and achievements to
accomplish.
For more information about
United for Families contact Chris-
tina Kaiser 772-398-2920 or visit
www.unitedforfamilies.org.
United for Families would like
to thank Hoskins and Turco for al-
lowing the use of their office for
their meeting.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Federal relief sought for farmers south florida


By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
Individual homeowners and
local governments are eligible for
assistance in coping with the ef-
fects of Tropical Storm Fay. Now
agricultural interests may be get-
ting federal relief. In a letter dated
Sept. 3, Florida Commissioner
of Agriculture and Consumer Af-
fairs Charles Bronson wrote to
'Governor Charlie Crist requesting
that the governor ask for a disas-


ter declaration from the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture (USDA)
for 36 Florida counties including
Okeechobee, Hendry, Highlands,
Glades, Indian River, Martin, and
St. Lucie.
The letter stated that accord-
ing to the USDA's Farm Service
Agency in Florida, these 36 coun-
ties meet the disaster criteria.
"It is my hope that given the
amount of damage agriculture
received, you will expedite this
request so that our producers can


begin to access much needed di-
saster relief," the commissioner
wrote.
If there is a USDA disaster dec-
laration, area farmers, ranchers
and dairymen could be eligible
for emergency loans and the U.S.
Secretary of Agriculture could
implement emergency farm pro-
grams.
Fortunately, damage to row
crops in the county has been min-
imal. Most crops were harvested
before the storm or have not yet


been planted.
Beef and dairy cattle have not
fared so well. Wes Williamson
of Williamson Cattle Company
said mosquitoes were "chew-
ing" on his cattle pretty good. He
said there were not too many dry
spots for cattle to sleep. He said
they would huddle together in
the highest part of the pastures.
Fortunately, he has seen no sign
of mosquito borne diseases yet.
Cattle as well as horses are sus-
ceptible to foot diseases if they


stay in standing water too long.
Another problem brought on
by the excessive rains, according
to Mr. Williamson, is the fact that
grass has less nutritional value be-
cause of the water.
Williamson Cattle Company
also has citrus groves. Mr. Wil-
liamson said citrus trees are very
susceptible to flooding. They can-
not live very many days in standing
water. The leaves and fruit begin
to drop and eventually the trees
will die if the water does not sub-


side. He said they have not seen
so much flooding in their groves
since the hurricanes of 2004 and
2005. At least this time the elec-
tricity did not go out so they could
run electric pumps in their groves.
He said they also used some trac-
tor mounted pumps.
Post your opinions in ,.the
Public Issues Forum at www.
newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda can be reached at pgaw-
da@newszap.com.


SmartStart4Kids donates in back-to-school supplies


Children across the state re- by the Florida Association of Insur-
ceived more than $15,000 in ance Agents (FAIA). More than 40
back-to-school supplies as part insurance agencies donated sup-
of the SmartStart4Kids campaign, plies including pens, pencils, pa-
a month-long, statewide back-to- per, backpacks and back-to-school
school project launched this year clothing to local area nonprofit


organizations for distribution to
local students. "Making sure kids
have the tools they need to get a
smart start in school is a great way
for agents to give back to the com-
munity," said Jeff Grady, president


of the Florida Association of Insur- Group, National City, Buckingham-
ance Agents. "Our reward is seeing Wheeler, Brown & Brown, Schlitt
the smiles on the kids faces as they Insurance, and Community Child
pick out what they need. It just Care Resources collected more
doesn't get any better than that." than $1,500 for 30 children. Smart-
In Vero Beach, Waddell Insurance Start4Kids is a program of FAIA's


Young Agents Council, a commu-
nity for young agents that provides
leadership tools and resources,
such as participation in legislative
issues and training for sales and
management needs.


Statewide art contest opens for high school students


TALLAHASSEE-Secretary
of State Kurt S. Browning an-
nounced Art Builds Florida!, a
statewide art contest inviting
Florida 9-12th grade high school
students to create visual pieces of


art that express the importance
of art and culture to the future of
their state. From Sept. 8, to Nov.
7, students can submit original
two-dimensional artwork explor-
ing the four key areas of Florida's


strategic plan for the arts, Culture
Builds Florida's Future.
The Florida Department of
State and Margo Bindhardt, chair-
person of Citizens for Florida
Arts, Inc., officially opened the


Art Builds Florida! contest on the
back steps of the Old Capitol.
Remarks were delivered by Sec-
retary Browning; former Senator
Charles W. Clary III, FAIA; Tony
Carvajal, Executive Vice President


of the Florida Chamber Founda-
tion; Chancellor Frances Haith-
cock, K-12 Schools, and special
guest Tom Prestopnik, long-time
arts educator from Martin County.
Complete contest information


and official contest rules are avail-
able on the Florida Department of
State's Division of Cultural Affairs
Web site at: www.florida-arts.org/
artcontest/.


Florida Ag in the classroom selects 23 volunteer grants


GAINESVILLE-Students
around Florida will develop bio
fuels, learn about commodities
produced in their areas and par-
ticipate in a state-wide Arbor Day
program, among other programs,
as part of 23 volunteer grant proj-
ects Florida Agriculture in the
Classroom, Inc., has selected for
funding for 2008.


The non-profit association
based in Gainesville approved
grant projects around the state,
many of them to be carried out
by University of Florida/IFAS
Extension and 4-H programs,
county Farm Bureaus, local fair
organizations, middle school
and high school agri-science
programs and other non-profit


organizations. It will spend more
than $24,000 and project organiz-
ers estimate they will reach more
than 63,000 students statewide as
part of these projects.
"This hard-working group of
agriculture industry volunteers
helps Florida Ag in the Classroom
reach even more students and
teachers with the message of the


importance of agriculture," said
Cara Martin, chairman of Florida
Ag in the Classroom and assistant
director of government and com-
munity affairs for Florida Farm
Bureau.
"By providing them with grant
money, these volunteers can tai-
lor agriculture-related education-
al programs to the needs of their


schools and communities," Ms.
Martin said.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
uses proceeds from the sale of
the agriculture specialty license
plate, or the Ag Tag, to fund its
teacher and volunteer grants pro-
grams, among other Florida Ag in
the Classroom programs.
The organization is now ac-


cepting applications for Teacher
Grants for the 2008-09 school
year. The application and guide-
lines are available on Florida Ag
in the Classroom's website at
www.agtag.org and the deadline
is Oct. 1.


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Pahokee wins decisively in season opener


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Pahokee running back Vincent Smith stiff-arms a Palm Beach Gardens defender for a first
down on a 5-yard pass from Nu'Keese Richardson. Smith led the rushing attack with 12 car-
ries for 73 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Devils 44-3 victory on Sep. 5.


Most teams win
convincingly,
Clewiston is defeated

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
PALM BEACH GARDENS -
Kevin Fleury, the Palm Beach
Gardens Gators head coach, had
a sound game plan for Pahokee.
Fleury knew that in order for
his team to pull off an upset, mis-
takes had to be kept to a bare
minimum.
"We have to keep Pahokee
off the field as long as possible,"
the Gators coach said before the
game.
"We have to limit errors and
generate first downs if we want
to win.
"If our corners don't get
burned, we have a chance here,"
he continued. "We need 11 guys
to the ball as fast as we can."
In short, the game plan didn't
work as the Blue Devils dominat-
ed on all sides of the ball in a 44-3
win over the Gators.
Mustering five first downs and
68 total yards in the game certain-
ly won't get it done against the
defending Class 2B state chain-
S Pahokee's defense was all
over the place, as defensive back
Jarvis Byrd recorded a sack on
Gators quarterback Cody Bonea
in the first half,
The Blue Devils special teams
was very effective as well, high-
lighted by Nu'Keese Richardson's
63-yard punt return for a touch-
down with 4:56 left in the game.
Immediately after Richardson's
touchdown, Palm Beach Gardens
fumbled on a kickoff return as
Pahokee's Curtis Daley forced the
turnover, with Demetrius Dotting
recovering it.
On the offensive front, Richard-


son threw for 113 yards on 11-for-
17 passing, with two touchdowns
and one interception:
The running game was effec-
tive as Vincent Smith led Pahokee


ardson in the second half.
Dexter Holmes scored the
other touchdown reception, a 13-
yard catch in the first half.
A balanced attack is one of Pa-


was nothing Palm Beach Gardens
could do to stop Pahokee's seem-
ingly unstoppable offense.
"I feel like our offense could've
done more," Richardson said,
noting the three dropped passes
his receivers had in the game.
"Those drops could've been
first downs and we probably
would've scored on those drives.
"I never question our defense,
it's just that our receivers need
to get more aggressive with the
ball," Richardson continued.
"I believe in them and I know
what they're capable of doing."
Blaze Thompson, the Blue
Devils head coach, praised Rich-
ardson's development as the
team's new starting quarterback.
"(Nu'Keese) Pete's definitely
running the scheme," Thompson
said. "He's not trying to do too
much.
"Pete's been spreading the ball
around," the Blue Devils coach
continued.
"He wants to get his team-
mates involved, instead of being
a one-man show."
Pahokee (1-0) plays its next
game at home tomorrow night
against King's Academy, while
Palm Beach Gardens (0-1) will
face off against archrival Dwyer.
"We did alright containing
Nu'Keese," Fleury said.


INI/Naji Tobias
Pahokee's Nu'Keese Richardson goes in the end zone on a 63-yard punt return for a touch-
down with under five minutes left in the game against Palm Beach Gardens.


with 73 rushing yards on 12 car-
ries and two touchdowns.
De'Joshua Johnson led all
receivers in yardage with 57 on
three receptions, including a 33-
yard touchdown catch from Rich-


hokee's goals each game, as the
offense garnered 18 passing plays
and 19 rushing plays.
With Daley's game-ending 30-
yard touchdown run he had four
carries for 48 total yards there


INI/Naji Tobias
The Pahokee Blue Devils predicted a huge win over Palm Beach Gardens just before kickoff
began. They were right as they won big, 44-3.


"Pahokee's got too much tal-
ent, we were overmatched."


Glades Central 54,
Palm Beach Lakes 0:
Jessie Hester, the Raiders
head coach, won his first regular-
season game as a head coach in
convincing fashion.
Senior wide receiver Rantavi-
ous Wooten scored three touch-
downs on five receptions for 119
yards, while senior running backs
Antonio McCloude and James
Melton each scored two rushing
touchdowns.
Interestingly, Melton had only
two rushing attempts in the
game, which resulted in touch-
downs runs of 15 and 30 yards.
Sophomore wide receiver
Kevin Benjamin also scored a
receiving touchdown, while his
quarterback, Leron 'L.J.' Thom-
as, was 12-for-18 passing for 194
yards and four touchdowns.
The Raiders defense allowed
only 78 total yards to the Rams,
who unfortunately have to go to
Pahokee next Friday.
Glades Central (1-0) hosts
Palm Beach Central tomorrow
night.


Glades Day 28,
Chaminade-Madon-


na 3:
Eighth-grade running back
Calvin Taylor led the Gators of-
fense with 14 carries for 103 yards
and three touchdowns.
Brandon Dean, who returned
from an injury in last week's kick-
off classic, had eight carries for 45
yards in the victory.
Bo Schlecter threw for a touch-
down pass to Alex Mann, who led
all receivers with two receptions
for 28 yards.


Moore Haven 34, All
Saints Academy (Win-
ter Haven) 14:
Junior running back Fred
Hall had the best rushing day of
all area teams, as he recorded
33 carries for 260 yards and two
touchdowns.
Terriers quarterback Dalton
Britt had a solid game himself,
passing for 189 yards (238 total)
and accounting for three of Moore


Haven's touchdowns.
Moore Haven (1-0) plays its
next game at home on Sep. 19
against Tampa Carrollwood Day;
they don't have a scheduled game
this week.


American Heritage-
Plantation 17,
Clewiston 0:
Senior running back Darris
Hughes was one of the few bright
spots for the Tigers, as he gar-
nered close to 100 of the team's
126 total rushing yards in the
game.
The passing game was less ef-
fective, with Clewiston recording
a total of minus-7 yards against
the American Heritage defense.
The Tigers (0-1) hope to re-
bound against LaBelle tomorrow
night at home in the battle of
Hendry County's two high school
football teams.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntoblas@newszap.com.


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Power outages: Counting blessings


By Rev. Samuel S. Thom-
as, Ph. D.+

St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
Years ago, I visited the out-is-
lands of the Bahamas and spent
time with a missionary from the
Church of England.
During my -visit, the power
went out. The minister explained
that loss of electricity was not un-
common.
Depending on which genera-
tor broke down (there were two
serving the community) you
might be without power, or you
might be without power and wa-
ter.
One of the generators pow-
ered the city water pumps; when
that one went down it was a dou-
ble problem.
It would go out for six weeks


at a time in those days; the time it
usually took to purchase another
generator and get it shipped to
the islands.
He told me of a time when the
generator was purchased in New
York and loaded onto a semi-
trailer, but the truck wrecked in
Georgia and the search had to be
started once more for another re-
placement.
That time power was out for
much longer than the usual six
weeks. Then there was tropical
storm "Fay" that visited here re-
cently.
Around noon on the day of
the storm, power went out in my
home. It was rainy out and there
were squalls, wind gusts that I
later learned reached the speed
requirements to be classified as
"hurricane force."
As I reconciled to being with-


out power for an extended stay,
suddenly electrical trucks started
going up and down my street.
They were looking for the
problem even in the midst of the
storm.
In about three hours, power
was restored.
Given what I know about elec-
tricity and the dangers of operat-
ing in damp conditions, and with
the winds blowing and booms on
trucks likely to be moving about,
this certainly seemed to be an ef-
fort beyond the call of duty. I was
very, very grateful for their efforts.
In reality, the loss of electricity
amounts to an inconvenience for
most of us; it is not the end of the
world.
There is nothing particularly
life-threatening or harmful for
most of us; it's just that we are
"used" to having power to cool


our homes, do our cooking and
provide us with TV.
All too often, when we're
"used" to something we come to
think of it as normal, almost indis-
pensable when it's not there.
My missionary friend shrugged
his shoulders, rolled with the
punches and made alternative ar-
rangements and life went on.
So can I.
I also can appreciate what I
take for granted and count on as
"normal."
Talking about gifts, the author
of Corinthians speaks of the gifts
that come from God.
Paul tells us "You must also
help us by prayer, so that many
will give thanks on our behalf for
the blessings granted us in an-
swer to many prayers (2 Corinthi-
ans 1:11)."
Our prayers are asked for those


who have difficult moments,
so that they may give thanks for
God's blessings when the hard-
ships are behind them.
I took that as a call to remem-
ber those who were out working
on our behalf during "hard times"
so when better days come, they
may all share with us the fruits of
the gifts that they bring.
When others pray for us as
we're threatened by storms or
any other difficulties, we need to
remember those who help us get


through them during the worst
moments.
Then, we can all take a mo-
ment to give thanks to God when
the crises are past; those who
were in darkness physically or
spiritually those who prayed for
them, and those who were there
to help.
Sometimes we forget too soon
and go on our way. I hope I don't'
do that.
I have so much to be thankful
for -- so do all of us.


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New sign
New Hope Baptist Church Pastor Darrel Branham shows
off the new sign telling everyone about their Free Bread
Program. The New Hope "Free Bread Program" is open
on Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10
a.m. to noon. The sign was designed and installed by Big
Lake Signs in Okeechobee.


Submitted photo/Brenda Walker

A surprise
New Hope Church member, Roger Walker, Jr. gives a sur-
prise gift to grandparents with instructions to help them to
have a wonderful Grandparents Day.


All we had to do was nothing


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
It was a house their grandpar-
ents built.
Forty years have passed and
situations changed. Grandma and
Grandpa are gone now, and the
house had been in the hands' of
renters for a number of years.
The landlord, their dad, lived
hoursaway. When dad's age and
health prevented him from keep-
ing up with whatwas happening,
he deeded the house to his two
daughters.
Going to the house, the daugh-
ters were shocked. The house was
run down, the carpet was infested
with bugs, and various encroach-
ments had whittled away almost
three acres of the homestead.
Fences had been moved. Auto-
mobiles had been junked.
When asked by friends how all
this had happened, they replied,
"It was easy, all we had to do was
nothing."
Doing nothing is a silent thief


that can rob us of a lot. And like
with the two granddaughters, it
may take a lot of work and effort
to recover what that silent thief
stole.
Proverbs 27:23-24 warns us
about the silent thief this way, "Be
sure .you know the condition of
your flocks; give careful attention
to your herds; for riches do not
endure forever, and a crown is
not secure for all generations."
God is saying, "Take good care
of what's important to you. What
you don't take care of, you may
very well lose."
And it's not just possessions, it
can be personal.
There are people who end up
with major health problems; not
because they do terrible things to
their body, but because they just
let their body go.
They end up paying a price for
their neglect.
Neglect can be even more
damaging in our relationships.
We might not have done any-
thing to our mates or children or


parents that's really bad, but may-
be we just haven't done much at
all.
Remember, neglect is the si-
lent thief. Slowly, but very surely,
intimacy is lost, trust is lost, com-
munication closes.
The longer we let things go,
the harder it's going to be to get
them fixed.
It may be time for a priority
check to bring those that we love
and care for back from the mar-
gins into the center of our atten-
tion.
And then there are relation-
ships with God. Many people will
spend eternity away from God,
not because they did something
awful or rejected what Jesus did
on the cross, but because they
simply neglected Him and a rela-
tionship with Him.
They put it off, they made ex-
cuses, and they postponed God,.
or just slowly pushed Jesus to the
edges of their schedule and life.
Neglectful damage might also
result from us. Some years ago


a friend of mine was killed in a
tragic accident.
We had talked about many
things, but one thing we had
never really talked about was his
relationship with the Lord.
I don't know if he ever gave his
heart to Christ.
-All I know is that I never shared
with him about Jesus.
For a follower of Christ, one of
life's most haunting regrets can
be the realization that we never
discussed with a friend or family
member about Jesus while we
had a chance.
Even now my neglect still hurts
when I think of it.
We can't alter the past, but we
can change the future.
Too many people wait one day
too long to get to Jesus.
All we have to do is nothing,
and an eternity is lost.
We can make the difference,
and today may be our last chance
to do it.


The issue of God and "Abortion"


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Last week I dealt with God and
"Gay Rights" and promised that I
would deal this week with the
Abortion issue.
I mentioned that one of our
major political parties favored
both of these issues.
Having dealt with the "Gay
Rights" issue we now turn to the
"Abortion" issue or as they say
"A Mother's Right To Choose." A
right to choose WHAT?
To choose to murder her
baby!
It has often been said that
until it can be determined when
the soul joins the body of a new
baby, abortion cannot be called
murder.
This however, is not the main
concern of the Bible.
The key phrase of Scripture is
found in Genesis 9:4 where we
read "the life thereof, which is the
blood thereof..."
That phrase is the basis for
many other passages that equate


blood with life and that calls the
shedding of blood SIN!
What relation does this verse
have to the problem of abortion?
Just this: that every fetus has
its own blood, and the shedding
of that blood is as surely the tak-
ing of life as it would be in any
other circumstance.
Before the fetus is three weeks
old, it has a beating heart.
Also, its primitive vessels and
blood are in the process of devel-
oping continuously throughout
the months of gestation.
At no time is that blood the
blood of the mother.
The term "innocent blood"
is used repeatedly throughout
the scriptures, and in each case
it is clear that God attributes very
great significance to that term.
Note the following passages:
Jeremiah 22:3 "... do no violence
to the stranger, the fatherless, nor
the widow, neither shed innocent
blood in this place."
Deuteronomy 19:10 "That in-
nocent blood be not shed in thy
land, which the Lord thy God giv-
eth thee for an inheritance, and so


blood be upon thee."
Proverbs 6:16-17 "These six
things doth the Lord hate ... and
hands that shed innocent blood."
(See also II Kings 24:4; Deuteron-
omy 19:13 & Deuteronomy 21:9.
Except for the blood of Jesus,
there can surely be no blood
more innocent than that of those
bodies being newly formed in the
womb by the hand of God.
The burden of guilt described
in the above passages falls on
anyone responsible for terminat-
ing the life of the unborn.
How can anyone hold that the
tiny body can be alive, but safe to
slay because it may not yet have
received its soul?
Surely God knew what He
meant in Jeremiah 1:5 when He
said, "Before I formed thee in the
belly I knew thee" and the Holy
Spirit, through David makes it
clear that "all my members were
written ... when as yet there was
none of them." (Psalm 139:16).
If Jeremiah or David had been
conceived in our time in history,
could his developing body have
been aborted, and yet he would


not be the victim of murder?
The Bible does not state when
the soul and body are united.
Even if one were to hold that,
just possibly, the soul enters the
body at some later time than con-
ception, would he want to risk the
wrath of God on such an unprov-
able matter, and teach men so?
Yes, some might do so, be-
cause there are so many who do
not believe the cardinal teachings
of Scripture.
But, for those among us who
still tremble at the Word of God,
the thought that He said to Cain,
"the voice of they brother's blood
crieth unto me from the ground"
(Genesis 4:10), brings with it the
awesome burden of those voice-
less millions in our land whose
innocent blood is being shed year
after year.
Must God visit His judgment
upon us as a nation before we
.will recognize how grievous is
this sin in His sight?
The blood of countless mil-
lions cries to God, and it is ON
OUR HANDS!


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Religion briefs


New Bethel AME
Church
A women's day banquet will
be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 be-
ginning at 7 p.m. in the church
annex.
Tickets for adults will be $12
and children's tickets will be $6.
Take out will be available.
For more information please
contact Mrs. Freddie Moore at
863-983-2210 or the church office
at 863-983-6972.


Women's day observance on
Sunday, Sept. 21 starting at 11
a.m.
The speaker will be Mrs. Ger-
aldine Marshall from Rivera, Fla.
Come out and hear this dynamic
women of God.

Palmdale Baptist
Church service
Food and fellowship will be
held Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m.


with gospel music and the word
of God brought this month by
Pastor Brimn of Moore Haven.
Please join us on the corner of
5th and Main at Palmdale Com-
munity Center.

New Hope Baptist
announces service
times
New Hope Baptist Church,
1057 E. Yaun Road in Moore Ha-


ven, and Pastor Darrel Branham
invites everyone to join them
each week for Sunday School at
10 a.m., Morning worship at 11
a.m., Sunday evening service at
6 p.m., and also on Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m.
For more information, please
call 863-946-1852.
The New Hope "Free Bread
Program" is open on Tuesday
from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Saturday,
from 10 a.m.-noon.


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INI/Nena Bolan
There. is a clothing store open on Saturdays at the Church of God of Prophecy from 9-1 p.m.
They specialize in bargains for those in need. Mary Lou Parham, left, and Denna Adkins,
right, volunteer their time.
I "Some know us as that little When people come to shop for God of Prophecy. She talked of
place on the corner," said Ms. clothes, the church asks for a do- when Mrs. Ola Clinard of Paho-
White. nation of any amount, whether it kee moved here about 1'970, and
f Denna Adkins talked about is 25 cents or $25. built the church. Ola Clinard was
how they receive all kinds of ,"If they don't have any money the pastor for 22 years, and appar-
donations. Many of the clothes we give them the. clothes," Ms. ently she was a very good cook.
'come from Manna Ministries in Adkins said. There was reminiscing about the
Lake Placid, and are picked up Mary Lou Parham, long time fine taste of her lemon meringue
and delivered by Hand In Hand church member, recalled the pie. >
Ministries in Glades County. early history of the Church of Mary Lou Parham said that


they began the clothing store in
Nov. 2007.
"It's just been great. I was a
Doubting Thomas. I had no idea
it would do so well," she said.
Ms. Parham also mentioned
that church attendance was off
recently, but she wondered if that
was not also true of other places
these days. She will not worry
about it, because God had con-
trol of it.
A car load of folks drove all
the way from Immokalee to find
some decent clothing, and they
went in the store to browse and
pick out some things. The church
ladies demonstrated a little
knowledge of the Spanish lan-
guage, and a successful bargain
was completed. The shoppers
left; pleased with apparel that
was new to them. Ms. White, Ms.
Adkins and Ms. Parham hoped
they would spread the word of
the church clothing store when
they returned to Immokalee.
The conversation swung back
to apprehension about another
hurricane blistering through
Glades County like Hurricane
Wilma had done in October 2005.
That storm ripped up many Heart-
land communities and they were
reminded of how so many people
needed help to get by, including
themselves.
Volunteers and donations
saw many people through it all.
Sometimes people are compelled
to give back something to society,
especially if they remember the
little things that others have done
for them when they were strug-
gling with life.
The Church of God of Proph-
ecy is located at 399 Avenue E
where it intersects with Fourth
Street. The clothing store is open
on Saturday from 9-1 p.m. Call
Ms. Parham at 863-946-3610 for
information.
The pastor for Church of God
of Prophecy, Frank Woodham,


INI/Nena Bolan
The clothing store at Church of God of Prophecy in Moore
Haven accepts donations of clothing and household items.


has recently broken some of his,
ribs when he'fell from a ladder.
He was unable to come out on


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


Traffic
Continued From Page 1

ing the dirt road.
Doug Manke, road depart-
ment, commented that the dirt
surface is maintained regularly.
Scott Bass mentioned that school
buses had used the dirt road in the
past and it could be done again.


This area of dirt road may not be
paved any time soon for there are
other roads with much more traf-
fic that need paving.
Doug Manke reported that the
road department is concerned
that the striping .paint can hardly
be seen down the center line of
C:R. 74 which leads to Charlotte
County. There are no real shoul-
ders on this two lane road either.


The heavy truck route needs
about 15 miles of striping paint.
Debra Stallings noted that audible
pavement markings could help
drivers on this narrow evacuation
route.
Ms. Stallings announced that
National Teen Driver Safety week
will be coming up in October. It
aims to make young drivers aware
of drinking and driving. She can


help with providing educational
components. Deputy Watts noted
that he plans to have more traffic
safety events for the area schools,
and that he needed guest speak-
ers to talk to students about what
happened to them when they
were drinking while driving.
Debra Stallings commented
that teens who attend alcohol
parties are forgetful of road haz-


ards like canals full of water, and
that they .should use their cell
phones to call a sober friend or
relative to come pick them up if
they are trying to get home. It was
also emphasized that parents or
other adults can be charged with
a crime if they let teens consume
alcohol on their property.
The Jack's Branch Bridge is.
closed to all but local traffic. The


box-culvert bridge in western
Glades County is in need of re-
pair due to scouring,. according
to DOT. Heavy trucks should not
cross over it. Repairs will begin
when,weather allows for it.
The Moore Haven publicworks
department will install new com-
ponents for the pedestrian cross
walk at Sixth Street and U.S. 27.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


Briefs cont.


For more information please
'contact Ellen Hawk Geake at 863-
,83-2962 or 863-946-1963.

Special needs shelters


encourage

pre-registration
Glades County Emergency
Managementwould like to remind


persons who have special needs
and will be requiring shelter dur-
ing an emergency, to contact the
Emergency Management office at
863-946-6020 to obtain an applica-


tion, or you can apply in person at
Glades County Courthouse locat-
ed at 500 Ave J Room 7, Moore
Haven. Office hours are Mon-
day-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


We want your news!
The Glades County Democrat
welcomes news from the com-
munity. Post your news events,
photos and opinions online at


www.newszap.com. To..contact
us, e-mail to gcdnews@newszap.
com or call toll free 866-399-5253.
For more information, see the At
Your Service Boxon page 4.


lorida Farm Bureau calls for grower comments crime stoppers
The Palm Beach Count Sher-
G( ainesville Fla) The Flor- ida
"
d ias Florida Farrn Bureati b f


ida Farm Bureau Federation is
urging Florida growers to submit
comments to the Environmental
Protection Agency requesting the
agency reevaluate its proposed
Reregistration Eligibility Decisions
for several important soil fumi-
'gants. The EPA has extended the
comment period through Oct. 30.
American Farm Bureau was suc-
cessful in calling on the agency to,
'provide increased time for farm-
ers to assess the impact of the
iew rules.
I "Soil fumigants are vital tools
for Florida farmers who raise food
crops such as potatoes, tomatoes,
strawberries, carrots and peppers,
- all important crops here in Flor-
c ,


President John L. Hoblick., "An
extension of the comment period
gives growers an enhanced op-
portunity to present their side of
the story, including the possible
impacts on food prices and sup-
plies, and to suggest, modifica-
tions to the proposedrules."
The rule on soil fumigants
pertains to such pesticides as
Chloropicrin, Dazomet, metam
sodium/potassium and methyl
bromide. Without the use of
these fumigants, yields would
be reduced, the labor needed
would be increased and grower
profitability would be decreased.
Nationwide, the production of
those food crops is expected to


lion in 2008. This will amount to
22 percent of the value of crops
grown this year.
Florida Farm Bureau is con-
'cerned that unnecessary restric-
tions on the continued availabil-
ity and use of these fumigants
will cause significant adverse
economic impacts on Florida's
agriculture industry, threatening
consumer access to an affordable
and safe, domestic, fresh-food
supply. The.Federal Register no-
tice can be found at http://edock-
et.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-16266.
htm gov/2008/E8-16266.htm>. .
EPA has indicated that, based
,on the comments it receives, it


the mitigation measures it has
published. Farm Bureau will file
additional comments to the agen-
cy on the rules and their potential
impact.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with about 140,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville', the Federation is an
independent, nonprofit agricul-
tural organization. More informa-
tion about Florida Farm Bureau
is available on the organization's
Web site, http://FloridaFarmBu-
reau.org.


ifl's Unfice is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following %wanted fugitive as of
September 4
Ferenando Yanez. .age 28, is a
hispanic male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 5 feet 4 inches
tall and weighs approximately
150 pounds.
Yanez's last known address is
listed as \V. Main St., Pahokee
He is \\ anted on telony charges
violation of probation: aggravated
assault with a deadly w weapon
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.


Glades County arrest report


Jose Olivarez, 33, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
Sept. 2, on three active warrants
(violation of probation 2 counts
and failure to appear). He was
later turned over to Okeechobee
County. ;
Mike Smith, 42, of Holly-
wood, was arrested on Sept. 2, on
an active warrant for violation of
probation. He was later released
on 1 year probation.
Terri Bruno, 32, of Home-
stead, wasarrested on Sept. 2, on
an active warrant for violation of
probation. She was held in cus-
tody without bond.
Adam .Osceola, 21, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
Sept. 3, on two active warrants
for violation of probation. He was
later released on a $30,000 surety
bond.
William .Steimle, of Buck-
head Ridge, was arrested on Sept
4, charged with aggravated bat-
tery. He was later released on a
$15,000 surety bond.
Gail Gonzalez-Minon, 43, of
Lakeland, was arrested on Sept. 4,
,charged with driving while license
suspended (habitual offender).
She was later released on a $5,000
surety bond.
f Robert Tanner, 46, of Holly-
wood, was arrested on Sept. 4, on
'an active warrant for violation of
probation. He was held without
bond.


*Cora Palmer, 28, of Buck-
head Ridge, was arrested on Sept.
4, charged with aggravated bat-
tery. She was later released on









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$15,000 bond.
Jean Lafailaise, 26, of Belle


criminal mischief, grand theft and
resisting officer without violence.


F-erenando Yanez
crimestopperspbc.com.


FEMA


* Victor Ramos, 30, of LaBelle, Continued From Page 1


was arrested on Sept. 5, on two


Glade, was arrested on Sept. 4, He was held in custody with bond active warrants for violation of


On an active warrant for burglary, set at $70,000.


probation. No bond is set.


on the Internet at www.fema.gov
or visit one of the recovery cen-
ters in Hendry County.


Dear Fellow Citizens of Hendry County,
It is with genuine sincerity that I feel the next Sherff of Hendry County should voice the priorities of dutiful service, a commitment to hometown
values, strong and safe families, secure businesses and the utmost in dedicated community service. As your Sheriff, I will ensure and enforce the
highest standards of professionalism, integrity and the highest respect for human dignity. I hope you will join me in sharing this vision of the
progress needed for a quality criminal justice agency, worthy of the challenges ahead, as it is long overdue. In these tines of critical funding, evolv-
ing criminal elements must be addressed with proactive methods and tools, along with programs that are proven throughout the country. Mere
increases in budgets and stale programs that do not provide measured performance must be retired. I believe the current problems exist with mis-
management, and old methodologies rather than just money. I know with your support, we can make the Hendry County Sheriffs Office unri-
valed in performance and public satisfaction. The people of this county, as well as the employees of the Sheriffs Office deserve much better, and
without a doubt, I can provide it.


Steve Whidden


Cell Phone (863) 673-3118 Address: 2100 Scott Rd
Office (863) 675-1985 LaBelle, FL 33935


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