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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, November 29,2007 Volume 83, Number 23


'Glades
at a Glance

Garden Club to hold
'treasures auction'
On Saturday, Dec. 1, there
will be an auction in Lakeport
at Cheers and Beers on S.R. 78.
Lots of treasures, stuff'you can't
live without, junk and prices
you can not resist. Serving half
BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole
slaw and roll for $6 at noon with
the auction starting promptly at
1 p.m. This is sponsored by the
Lakeport Garden Club. Proceeds
will benefit the Garden Club.
Condo Assoc.
to host craft sale
The Sportsman's Village
Condo Assoc. will host a craft,
jewelry, craft, bake sale along
with other handcrafted items
such as knit, crocheted and
embroidered items with lots of
home baked items.
The sale will take place on
Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. until noon.
Go under the bridge in Moore
Haven and follow the signs.
Play coming about
Glades County
stories; Glades
residents to appear
The Core Ensemble, a na-
tionally touring "chamber
music theatre" company and
Dallas, Texas-based actor and
playwright Akin Babatunde, will
perform a newly created show
based on oral histories of Glades
County residents. Harvest of
Glades Voices includes stories
woven into a one-man play with
music. There will also be cameo
appearances by Glades County
residents. The show includes
a wide range of stories from
people of all lifestyles and back-
grounds as well as tales from
those who remember the area's
original pioneers. The show will
be performed at Moore Haven
Junior-Senior High on Thurs-
day, Nov. 29; at 7 p.m., Harvest
of Glades Voices will be repeat-
ed on Friday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. at
West Glades School in a special
intergenerational performance
for students and senior citizens.
The performances are free and
open to the public. Florida His-
tory scholar Andrew Frank of
Florida State University will be
present to take questions from
the audience after the shows.
Harvest of Glades Voices
is made possible by the sup-
port of the Florida Humanities
Council, the Florida Depart-
ment of State, Division of Cul-
tural Affairs, and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about
Harvest of Glades Voices, call
(561) 582-0603, or email, mar-
got@core-ensemble.cc.

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State legislation hears issues


Extra chairs needed
for large turnout

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY -- Officials
from Glades County govern-
ment, Moore Haven City Coun-
cil, Glades County School Board,
and residents attended the legis-
lative delegation meeting of Nov.
19.
Senator Dave Aronberg, Larry
Ford of Senator Alexander's of-


fice and Representative Denise
Grimsley were all at the meet-
ing.
Commissioner Paul Beck pre-
sented three basic requests of
the county plus additional issues.
Foremost on the list is a new pub-
lic health facility. The old public
health building is inadequate for
the needs of a county that does
not have a pharmacy, hospital,
or trauma center.
Second on this list is a re-
quest for restoring the 80-year-
old Glades County courthouse
which has electrical wiring dat-


ing back to the 1920s, according
to Mr. Beck.
A sewer system expansion
is the third request on Glades
County's list. Additional county
concernswere Lake Okeechobee
access, gaming revenues, Ortona
hurricane shelter and help with
public safety
"Your assistance is desperate-
ly needed," said commissioner
Beck.
Mike Pressley, school board
chairman, addressed the delega-
tion about the specific needs of a
rural school district and how its


The holiday feast: Thanksgiving is done


INI photos/Nena Bolan
Hallway turkey
West Glades School in Muse has had
wonderful decorations to cheer students
and visitors. This extra large turkey will
not end up on the dinner table.


This turkey was crafted by students at
West Glades School. The school was built
a few years ago and is located in western
Glades County.


Students at West Glades School get into
the holiday mood with arts and crafts proj-
ects,..Many beautiful skills are .on display
throughout the hallways,


Teachers and students at West Glades
School in Muse are creative and it shows:
This crafty gobbler adorns the hallways.


small student population does
not receive the monetary breaks
that urban school districts have.
Mr. Pressley asked for some of
the delegation's staff to become
directly involved with the Glades
County School Board and its stu-
dents and teachers.
"Tallahassee does not know
how unique Glades County is,"
said Rep. Denise Grimsley.
Brett Whidden, Moore Haven
mayor, reported that the city had,
critical water plant needs and
assistance is necessary for the
potable water pressure project,


the stormwater project and the
opening of the old Moore Haven
Canal.
Senator Aronberg invited
Mayor Whidden to visit Tallahas-
see when the sessions begin in
March.
During the last portion of the
meeting, Paul Beck addressed
the delegation as a private indi-
vidual from the Lakeport com-
munity.
His concerns are for the pro-
posed 8,000 acres for a Storm-
See Law Page 10


Main Street



sees national



accreditation


The efforts of Main Street
Moore Haven over the past year
has earned it recognition for
commercial district revitaliza-
tion by meeting standards for
performance set by the Nation-
al Trust Main Street Center.
Main Street Moore Haven joins
650 other Main Street reyitaliza-
tion programs nationally recog-
nized as 2007 Accredited Na-
tional Main Street Programs.
"The national accreditation
means the local Main Street pro-
gram is meeting our national
standards of performance for
what a Main Street program
should be doing," said Doug


Loescher, director 'of the Na-
tional Trust Main Street Center,
"The organizations we name
each year as National Main
Street Programs are those that
have demonstrated the skills
and comprehensive perspec-
tive needed to succeed in Main
Street revitalization."
Established in 1980, the Na-
tional Trust Main. Street Center
helps communities of all sizes
revitalize their traditional his-
toric commercial districts. The
Main Street Center leads the
preservation-based community
See Main Page 10


Books, friends



at the park


Friends of the
library, and library
board host event

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN-- Food,
games, books and friends
came to Perry Park on Satur-
day, Nov. 17 for Books Are Fun
Day, which is hosted every year
by the Friends of the Library
and the library board.


The event was held to let
families with children have an
inexpensive good time and to
promote the love of books.
Perry Park by the library
with its playground, shade
trees, picnic tables, and view of
the river provided a lovely place
to bring the kids on a mild No-
vember day.
Jeanette Peeples and Janet
Getchell helped organize the
fun and booths that were set up
in Perry Park in historic down-
See Books Page 10


Pearce Canal


debate ongoing


Legislative
delegation hears
from county,
Buckhead Ridge

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN -- State
senators and representatives
have been traveling as a legisla-
tive delegation throughout their
districts this fall.


They attended a meeting in
the commissioners' chambers
at the Glades County Court-
house on Nov. 19. Residents
from Buckhead Ridge were
there and so were its volun-
teers, who researched the own-
ership of the Pearce Canal.
These volunteers penned a
resolution with guidance from
county commissioners. The
resolution was sent to the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
See Debate Page 10


INI/Nena Bolan
There was a large turnout for the state legislative delegation meeting on Nov.19. Non-navi-
gable canals that access Lake Okeechobee were an important topic, especially the Pearce
Canal resolution.


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Water conservation


summit December 4


WEST PALM BEACH -- With
no immediate end in sight for
the current severe regional wa-
ter shortage, the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) Governing Board in
October unanimously adopted
a resolution calling for a Water
Conservation Summit to bring
together local, state and national
experts along with a broad range
of stakeholders to develop and
implement an enduring, com-
prehensive water conservation
program for South Florida. The
Summit will take place Dec. 4
at District headquarters in West
Palm Beach.
"As this year's drought re-
minds us, the days of cheap and
unlimited water are over. Resi-
dents and businesses must de-
velop a culture of conservation
to protect our limited water re-
sources," said District Governing
Board Chairman Eric Buermann.
"Our goal is to create a long-term
water conservation program that
is active all year round, not just
during droughts, and results in
a measurable and lasting differ-
ence."
The Summit, the second in
a series of public water forums
hosted by the SWFMD, will draw
insight from the experience of
other organizations that have
developed and implemented
successful water conservation
programs in other regions of the
country. It will bring together a
broad range of water user sectors
to assist SFWMD in providing ini-
tial input toward the drafting and
implementation of a compre-
hensive District-wide water con-
servation program. The program
components will include regu-
latory, education and voluntary
and incentive-based initiatives.
The Water Conservation
Summit will be hosted by SFW-
MD's Water Resources Advisory
Commission on Tuesday, Dec.
4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at the agency's headquarters in
West Palm Beach. A final report
with recommendations will be
presented during the Governing
Board meeting in April 2008, Wa-
ter Conservation Month.
Morning panel presentations
by invited speakers will present
case studies on successful wa-
ter conservation programs from
other areas of Florida, the South-
- east U.S. and the nation. Informa-
tion will include lessons learned
by other entities, the obstacles
encountered, their accomplish-
ments and the costs.
Scheduled presenters in-
clude:


Janet G. Llewellyn, Director,
Division of Water Resource Man-
agement, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
Jeff Pearson, Director of
Utilities, Charlotte County Utili-
ties
Rob Teegarden, Chair,
Florida Section, American Wa-
ter Works Association and Vice-
President of the Water Business
Unit, Orlando Utilities Commis-
sion
Ane Deister, General Man-
ager, El Dorado Irrigation District
Mary Ann Dickinson, Exec-
utive Director, Alliance for Water
Efficiency
Dave Bracciano, Demand
Management Coordinator, Tam-
pa Bay Water
David Self, President, Florida
Nursery Growers and Landscap-
ers Association
Jack Wilbur, Public Infor-
mation and Social Marketing
Specialist, Utah Department of
Agriculture and Food
Also planned to follow this
summit is a series of approxi-
mately four monthly meetings
designed to gain input from
representatives of the various
stakeholder groups on SFWMD's
comprehensive water conserva-
tion program.
"The purpose of the monthly
stakeholder meetings will be to
obtain valuable information from
and build consensus toward a
water conservation program that
is built on collaboration and co-
operation between all those with
an interest in Florida's water fu-
ture," Buermann said.
The stakeholder groups will
include representatives from lo-
cal governments, agriculture,
nursery/landscape, utilities, de-
velopers, property owners and
homeowner associations, envi-
ronmental organizations, parks
and recreation, sports and leisure,
tourism, small business, manu-
facturing, and hospitality and
service industry. Technical advi-
sors will include representatives
from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Flor-
ida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, U.S. En-
vironmental Protection Agency
and Tribes.
The Water Conservation Sum-
mitwill be-web cast to-maximize
participation and information
sharing, allowing the public
throughout the 16-county water
management district to tune in.
Participants and agenda details
will be posted at www.sfwmd.


The Counseling Corner

Do holidays make you blue?


By the American
Counseling Association
It's the holiday season and
everywhere people are happy
and excited...except you. In-
stead, you're feeling stressed
and depressed. It's called the
"holiday blues" and it's a fairly
common condition, though one
often hidden behind false holi-
day smiles.
One reason the holiday sea-
son can seem depressing is that
it comes at a time when we may
be mentally summing up the
year, especially its troubles and
shortcomings. Year-end memo-
ries commonly focus on prob-
lems of the past year -- illnesses,
loss of loved ones, work dr re-
lationship problems, or things
falling short of our expectations
-- rather than the positive hap-
penings of the year.
The holidays are also a
busy time. Added to the nor-
mal stresses of daily living are
the anxieties of gift buying,
holiday parties, family issues,
social obligations and other
stress-inducers of this season.
Holiday media images can also
leave us with impossibly perfect
holiday expectations. Advertis-
ing, TV shows, and magazine
Stories are present wonderful
'family holidays that never hap-
pen in real life, but still leave us
feeling that we're falling short of
how things should be. All these


complications of the season
can certainly leave us feeling
blue, but there are steps to take
to minimize their effect on our
emotional state.
A healthy lifestyle is a good
start. Instead of overeating or
drinking excessively because
you're feeling stressed, make
conscious decisions to enjoy
holiday food and drink, but to
do so in moderation. At non-
party times, choose tasty low-fat
foods. You'll feel better and avoid
the stress of holiday weight gain.
Other healthy lifestyle decisions
include getting enough sleep
and exercise. A brisk daily walk
in the sunshine is a very effec-
tive way to fight depression.
Studies also fine even moderate
exercise can reduce stress and
mild depression.
You also want to stay con-
nected. Feeling sad often causes
people to withdraw and isolate
themselves. Instead, make a real
effort to spend time with friends,
to call or write those you care
about and to remember past
good times you've enjoyed with
these people.
Simply talking about your
holiday feelings with friends
can also help. Their support
and comfort can make a real
difference. And while the holi-
day blues are usually only tem-
porary and fairly mild, talk to a
counseling professional.


Be 'toy recall' cautious shopping this season


TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney
General Bill McCollum has is-
sued a consumer advisory, urg-
ing parents to check toy recall
lists before shopping for their
children's holiday presents. Ac-
cording to the U.S: Consumer
Product Safety Commission
(CPSC), more than 50 toys have
been recalled since the begin-
ning of the year, most due to
toxic levels of lead or lead paint.
The toys include popular brands
such as Mattel and Fisher-Price
and millions of "must-have"
toys such as certain Thomas &
Friends Wooden Railway Toys,
Aqua Dots craft kits and some
Barbie doll accessories. I am
concerned about the stagger-
ing number of reports of tainted
toys coming into the United
States and the dangers they
pose to our children," said At-
torney General Bill McCollum.
"Parents need to do their re-
search before they head out for
holiday toy shopping. There is
nothing more important than


the safety of our children and in
this case, knowledge could liter-
ally save lives."
The dangers don't stop with
lead exposure, as evidenced
with there call this month of
the Aqua Dots craft kit because
of toxic coating on the toy that
rendered at least two children
unconscious. While most toys
should at this point have been
pulled from store shelves, Mr.
McCollum encouraged parents
to go back and check any toys
they may have purchased ear-
lier in the year before recalls
were announced. Recalled toys
can also occasionally show
up at flea markets and resale
shops. To make it easier for par-
ents to keep track of the recalls,
the Attorney General's Office is
providing a "Do Not Shop" list
containing the most recently re-
called toys for parents to print
and take into stores when holi-
day shopping.
The list, along with links to
the CPSC's website is available


on the Attorney General's web-
site at http://www.myfloridale-
gal.com. A current list of toys
recalled this year can also be
found at: http://www.cpsc.gov/
recentrecalls.html.
The Attorney General's Of-
fice will continue to monitor


the recalls and discuss options
with Attorneys General around
the country who are equally
concerned about lead-tainted
toys. As it becomes available,
the Attorney General's Office
will provide additional recall in-
formation on its website.


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day, an average of four to five
helicopter missions are com-
pleted by the South Florida
Water Management District
flight operations team, totaling
more than 3,000 hours of flight
time each year and 1,600 indi-
vidual missions. More than 85
percent of these flights are de-
voted to Everglades's research,
data collection, maintenance
of thousands of miles of canals
and flood control structures,
regulatory inspections, water
quality monitoring, vegetation
management and other field
support initiatives critical to the
District's mission.
A fleet of three helicopters
and a seasoned crew of five pi-
lots streamline the agency's fed-
erally-mandated environmental
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tives. In most cases, the flights
provide access to environmen-
tally sensitive areas and landing
sites too remote or impractical
to reach by land. During the
height of the drought this sum-
mer, many critical sites within
Lake Okeechobee became un-
reachable even by airboat be-
cause of low water and vegeta-
tion overgrowth. Water quality
monitoring and invasive plant
control efforts could only be
achieved through flight opera-
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"As stewards of the Ever-
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among the nation's most ag-
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to the sheer volume of envi-
ronmental data collected, and
the need for accuracy in our
research validates the need
for helicopter transportation
to these remote areas," said
SFWMD Chief Pilot Michael
Piccone. "It is imperative that
samples from monitoring sites
be returned to District labs for
analysis immediately, so the
use of District helicopters is the
only way to ensure timely, reli-
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Federal law mandates that
the SFWMD conduct research,
environmental monitoring and
regulatory activities throughout
the agency's 18,000-square-
mile area. This includes nearly
1,900 miles of canals and levees,
more than 2,200 water control
structures, nearly 60,000 acres
of stormwater treatment areas,
and approximately 900,000
acres of water conservation
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historic Everglades system.
To, comply with these obliga-
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recorders, hydrolabs, data col-
lection and water quality moni-
toring equipment at hundreds
of sites throughout the Ever-
glades and Kissimrriee basins.
Because water samples dete-
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District's stringent reporting re-
quirements are only achievable
using aircraft for access.
Among other critical duties,
District pilots assist in emergen-


cy flight operations, including
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lance required following tropi-
cal storm events or during se-
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rains, the District also conducts
aerial inspections for flood con-
trol and to identify potential ob-
structions in local waterways
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ducted efficiently by land.
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flights must be approved by
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commercial air travel rates.
..With an annual operat-
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By Mary Ruth Prouty, RN
Think 90/10. If you completely
deprive yourself of treats espe-
cially during the holidays it is a
recipe for weight control disaster.
Would you sit a child in front of a
huge pile of candy only to tell her
she couldn't have any of it, not a
single piece, and expect her to
respond positively? Being around
delicious foods and not having a
taste is agonizing. During the hol-
iday season, aim to eat healthy
food and stay within your calorie
and fat goals approximately 90
percent of the time and the re-
maining 10 percent don't worry
about what you should or should
not eat. Enjoy a treat or two!
When a craving hits, give in
a little! If you really feel like hav-
ing a piece of candy, have it. But
stop at one! If you can't prevent


a craving, often the best way to
beat a craving is actually to sat-
isfy it a little. The problem with
many cravings is that they get out
of control when you don't satisfy
them initially. If you really feel
like having a piece of candy, have
it. Don't try to substitute it with a
range of other foods when you'll
end up eating the candy anyway.
If you obsessively avoid the food
you're craving, you're also far
more likely to binge on it even-
tually than if you have a small
amount when you first crave it.
But watch out, this advice can
be dangerous if you ignore the "a
little" part. If you know you can't
stop at a little, it's best not to start
at all.
Don't go hungry. It's lunch-
time. Patty just finished a deli-
cious grilled vegetable sandwich,


a bottle of water, a yogurt and a
fresh fruit salad. She also had eggs
on whole grain toast for break-
fast. Maria had a cup of black
coffee for breakfast and an apple
for lunch. Who is more likely to
snack on holiday treats this after-
noon? Hunger makes you weak,
in more ways than one. If you're
hungry, you lose your ability to
make good choices. Your body
and mind are on a mission to eat
whatever is available and with
all those holiday treats around,
resisting is hard. And weight
gain is easier. "Don't go hungry"
means eat regular meals and two
planned snacks each day so that
you don't get hungry. In order
to reduce cravings, binges, and
general overeating throughout
the holidays, eat enough so that
you don't get hungry.


But it's okay to be hungry.
Didn't I just say "don't go hun-
gry?" The fact is there are two
kinds of hunger. Physiological
hunger is the need to eat to stay
alive and well. This time we're
talking about hunger that you
feel because you're bored, or
stressed, or depressed, or simply
see some food you want. Re-
sponding to this kind of hunger
easily leads to extra weight gain.
"It's okay to be hungry" means
it's okay to feel a sensation that
you believe is hunger without
acting on it. This holiday season;
give yourself time to think before
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Holiday favorites have health benefits


The winter holiday season usu-
ally brings traditional cookies and
treats. For those concerned about
their diet and health, it's nice to
know that some traditional favor-
ites are actually good for you.
Peppermint can help diges-
tive problems. Peppermint tea
can be very soothing to an upset
stomach. According to www.
peoplespharmacy.com, coated
peppermint pills, which ensure
the herb is delivered to the small
intestine, can be purchased at
health food stores. This herb can
ease bloating, gas and irritable
bowel syndrome. Before trying
this home remedy, consult your
doctor. Peppermint can interact
badly with some. prescription
drugs by changing the rate the
body absorbs the drugs.
Ginger is reputed to be a
home remedy cure for a number
of ailments. Pregnant women are
sometimes advised to munch on


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ginger snap cookies to alleviate
morning sickness. Ginger tea is
sometimes used to prevent sea
sickness and other forms of mo-
tion sickness. Ginger is also used
as a home remedy to stimulate
the appetite.
Cinnamon has been linked to
lowering cholesterol and helping
stabilize blood sugar. It also helps
boost the metabolism.
Chocolate, another holiday
favorite, also has health benefits.
The flavonoids in chocolate are
antioxidants which help the body


rid itself of toxins.
Honey -- a key ingredient in
some of my favorite holiday cook-
ies --is also healthful. Honey has
antioxidant properties and has
been found to help the body fight
infections. One thing to remem-
ber about honey don't give raw
honey to young children (under
the age of two). There is a slight
risk that those whose immune
systems are not mature may be-
come ill from natural bacteria in
the raw honey.
However, not all holiday spic-
es are beneficial. Nutmeg, while
fine in small doses as a spice to
flavor food, can be dangerous in
high doses. According to www.
peoplespharmacy.com, high
doses of nutmeg, such as those
sometimes used in a folk remedy
for diarrhea, nutmeg can cause
flushing, dry mouth, rapid heart


rate, nausea, vomiting and even
hallucinations.
Remember: All things in
moderation. Even foods that are
"good" for you can cause prob-
lems if you overindulge.
Before making any change
in your diet or exercise plan,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you
are on any prescription med-
ications. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered
"healthy."
Share a favorite holiday
recipe with other newspaper
readers. Email your recipes
to me at kelsken@newszap.
com. Be sure to include your
name, and any stories you
would like to share about the
recipe.


Glades General Hospital CIO wins

National Hero of Healthcare award


BELLE GLADE -- For the sec-
ond time in a year, Glades Gen-
eral Hospital's Chief Information
Officer Adam Levenson has been
recognized for his leadership in
instituting leading edge techno-
logical advances in healthcare.
The Stuart resident was recently
awarded the Heroes of Health-
care Award besto\\ed ;i\ Health
Management System, Inc. Mr.
Levenson was one of six hon-
orees chosen from more than
500 hospitals nationwide by the
Nashville-based leader in hospital
information systems.
The award recognizes the in-
trepid, relentless and visionary
men and women who pioneer
the healthcare highway. Leven-
son was recognized for a com-
bination of projects completed
during the last year and a half,
including seven system imple-
mentations and upgrades as well
as staff training and retraining as
Glades General Hospital moves
toward a completely paperless
environment.
Glades General Hospital CEO,
David Zechman nominated Lev-


enson for the award. "In the past
few years, the hospital has invest-
ed millions of dollars in techno-
logical upgrades," Mr. Zechman
explained. "Apart from the whiz-
bang coolness factor, Adam has
enthusiastically paved the way for
services that have a direct impact
on the lives of our patients such as
the electronic birth registry which
allows mothers to register a birth
certificate at the bedside thus ex-
pediting enrollment in Healthy
Start and other services for their
newborns."
Mr. Levenson has been with
Glades General Hospital for nine
years. He and his team manage
the information systems that.
serve more than 270 employees
as well as outside physicians.
Earlier this year, he received the
Achievement of Accomplishment
Award from the Palm Beach
County Community Health Alli-
ance for his efforts in establishing
Allcare, a shared data computer
registry program enabling physi-
cians to access patients' medical
documentation from any hospital
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A tragic accident


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades County
Democrat
Pulling onto the main road
heading west there was no sign
of daybreak. Ground fog spread
between the long rows of or-
ange trees wandering off to the
creek.
I wanted to get to the cabin
before sunrise, to see the day
awaken, to see the hawks
stretch their grey-brown wings
and go screaming across the
prairie. It always seems as
though they are the alarm clock
for the swamp and the woods.
It's only a few miles to the
cabin but this morning it seemed
longer. Looking eastward over
my shoulder, still no sign of
daybreak. I kept driving through
the low, dense fog. Then sud-
denly, the van shuddered and a
loud crunching noise broke the
morning's silence.
I stomped on the brakes,
jumped out and ran to the
front of the van. The bumper
was crumpled and twisted, the
hood and fender badly bent.
And there on the asphalt, barely
touching the wheel in a still-
warm heap, lay a young four-
point buck. Dead. The end had
come instantly. His four points
had not been marred by the im-
pact. His soft, golden coat was
smooth and sleek.
Too heavy to lift, I pushed
and pulled him off the road into
the tall grass, heavy with dew.
Saddened and bewildered, I
+ drove on to the cabin.
There had been no sign of
his presence, not the slightest


movement that would have
given any indication that he was
there along the road. Yet I kept
wondering how I could have
avoided him, why I did not see
him.
Approaching the last gate
there was old Lijah trudging
along the fence line, his worn,
torn coat pulled up close under
his chin. His bentwood cane
steadied his steps. I stopped
and spoke to him, telling him
what had just happened.
He said, "I go git him fer ye."
"No, no. Not for me, for you.
You'll have enough for you and
your whole family for Thanks-
giving and Christmas."
"You shore ye won't take
him?"
"No, no." I said again. "He's
for you, Lijah. I'll be glad know-
ing you have him. Come on, get
in, we'll go back and get him,
for you."
Lijah was bent and stopped
but he was still strong and wiry.
He deftly lifted the deer into the
back of the van, handling him
as carefully as he would have
had he still been alive.
Not even twenty minutes
had passed as I retraced my way
across the prairie to the cabin,
pulling up beside the surround-
ing lichen-covered plank fence.
Unlocking the sagging gate, I
unconsciously waited to hear
the squeak-squeak that would
follow.
Suddenly, a burst of light lit up
the sky, the prairie and woods,
the cabin. Turning toward the
sun, there was a young deer,
slim and swift, leaping over the
fence in a grand golden arc.


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Share the
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share the gift of reading dur-
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2007 Just Read, Florida! recom-
mended Holiday Reading List.
Research indicates that children
who do not continue to read
while on holiday breaks and
vacations risk losing progress
made during the school year.
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Our own native 'Christmas Pine' tree


By Dan Culbert,
horticultural agent
UF/IFAS Extension Service
Christmas is one of my favor-
ite times of year, as I get to write
about all kinds of unusual plants
for the holidays. All kinds of
greenery has made it's way into
this special time of year, and one
of the first and most significant
plants is the Christmas Tree.
I suspect that you will under-
stand my bias towards real live
trees perish the thought that a
fake tree ever graces our house-
hold. There are many local ven-
dors of cut trees that came from
northern tree farms. Some of
these tree sales are important as
fundraisers for our community.
But if you really want to support
local farmers, consider using a
Florida-grown Christmas tree.
Yes, Virginia, there are Flori-
da-grown Christmas trees. Un-
fortunately for us, it will involve
some travel to more northern
areas of the Sunshine State, and
with the high price of fuel and
busy schedules, it might not be a
popular choice.

Low maintenance pine
In certain areas of Florida, it's
possible to notice some spots
with a slightly higher elevation
and deep sugar-sandy soils.
These Scrub habitat areas have
forests of turkey oaks, palmettos
and other plants that have sur-
vived many years of regular natu-
ral forest fires. A dominant tree
in these parts is the Sand Pine,
Pinus clausa. I'm told there are
several forms of this 25 to 40 feet
tall tree, the Ocala Sand pine and
the Choctawhatchee sand pine.


UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION
The Ocala Sand Pine can still
be seen in parts of the county,
and used to be quite noticeable
on the coastal Florida dunes and
ridges. They have short bundles
of needles that are 2 to 4 inches
long, much shorter than our
more common Slash Pine. The
cones are short and stubby, and
stay on the tree for many years,
waiting for a forest fire to heat
them up before releasing their
seed.
Because of their extreme
drought and salt tolerance and
attractiveness to wildlife, Sand
Pine can be a nice addition to a
Florida yard. The trunks on Sand
Pine are rarely straight it usu-
ally grows with part of the crown
missing or leaning. Some may
think this makes it a poor land-
scape choice, but this "knarley
look" makes it a unique accent
tree.
Sand Pines did not do well in
recent hurricanes, and need to
be planted away from buildings
to reduce fire hazards. Availabil-
ity of potted Sand Pines is pos-
sible through some wholesale
nurseries, and another source is
the Florida Division of Forestry
who sells bundles of seedlings to
property owners.
Speaking of property owners:
if you have a spot that is high
and dry, and would like a novel
cash crop, consider planting that
vacant land with Sand Pines. In
three short years, with a little


work, you to can open a real live
Christmas Tree farm. The Florida
Christmas Tree Growers Asso-
ciation has some nice photos of
how it is done at their website:
http://www.flchristmastrees.
com/FCTA.htm.
And if you would like to find
out a place to take the family to
cut your own Sand Pine, the Flori-
da Department of Agriculture has
a list of 18 farms that are ready
for your visit. It appears that the
closest spots will be in Lake and
Hernando counties. Call us if you
want the list.

Christmas Tree
contests
For the past few years, the
National Christmas Tree Associa-
tion (NCTA) has sponsored sev-
eral fun events to encourage Live
Tree fun. Here's what they have
on-line for this year:
The NCTA is introducing an
exciting new contest for the 2007
Christmas season. Create a vid-
eo and post it telling why a real
Christmas Tree is the best choice
this holiday season. Upload your
video by Dec. 15, to the You-Tube
website. It will be judged on the
basis of accuracy, creativity, per-
suasiveness and popularity. Cash
prizes up to $500 will be award-
ed. Right now, there are only 3
entries, so get filming and then
go to: http://www.youtube.com/
group/getreal.
Trees for Troops is.a program
that sends trees to our active
armed service personnel. Dona-
tions can be made, rebates for
certain product purchases can
be applied to help out, and mes-
sages to the troops can be sub-


mitted. Last year nearly 12,000
troops and their families received
trees at 25 bases in 17 countries,
up from 4,300 trees in 2005. Next
weekend, one NCTA member in
Ft. Meyers will be actively par-
ticipating in this program. Or,
you can call or go on-line to get
more information: www.Trees-
forTroops.org.
Attack of the Mutant Artificial
Tree is a fun, interactive game
created for the NCTA by Kewl-
box to increase awareness and
benefits of having a real Christ-
mas tree. Played more than one
million times, this on-line game
is a fun way for kids of all ages to
face off against fake trees: http://
realtrees.kewlbox.com/;

Ghosts of Christmas
(Articles) Past
If you need more information
on the many different kinds of
holiday plants or want to know
more about the folklore and tra-
ditions associated with them, go
to our county extension website
and take a look. And if you have
any special holiday plants that
I've not covered, please let me
know and I will see what I can
find.
I've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee web
page, http://okeechobee.ifas.
ufl.edu. If you need additional
information on Sand Pines and
Christmas Trees, please email us
at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office
at 458 U.S. 98 N. in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1p.m. un-
til 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


Glades at a Glance


Christmas on the
Caloosahatchee
Christmas on the Caloosa-
hatchee will be Thursday, Dec.
13, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at
the Tom Perry City Park in Moore
Haven. Christmas on the Caloo-
sahatchee is an annual festival
sponsored by Moore Haven El-
ementary school and the City
of Moore Haven. There will be
many food booths, game booths,
craft booths, and local entertain-
ment throughout the night. Come
and enjoy the fun and entertain-
ment and view all of the wonder-
ful decorations on display in the
park! Anyone interested in having
a booth or providing entertain-
ment a Christmas on the Caloo-
sahatchee should contact Melin-
da Lansdale or Susan Prowant at
(863) 946-0737 at Moore Haven
Elementary School.

Spaghetti Dinner
coming up
The Ortona Community As-
sociation will hold a spaghetti
buffet dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1,
from 5 until 7 p.m. at the,Ortona
Community Center, Ortona Locks
Road (Highway 78A).
The popular all-you-can-eat
meal features pasta and delicious
meat sauce prepared by Glades
County Commissioner Donna
Long Starter. Also included: garlic
toast, green beans, salad, dessert,
coffee and iced tea. Prices are $6
for advance tickets and $7 at the
door.
For advance tickets or further
information, contact: Fran Way,
(863) 675-7880, by email: fran-
wayrn@aol.com.

Democrats
to meet
The 2008 election is just
around the corner. All Glades
County registered Democrats are
encouraged to attend. The Glades
DEC meets every month on sec-
ond Tuesday at the library at 5:30
p.m. For more information con-
tact Ellen Hawk Geake at (863)


983-2962 or (863) 946-1963.

Republicans to meet
Glades County Republican's
invite you to join us and our spe-
cial guests for an open house
with refreshments at the home
of JC & Donna Storter Long on
Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6 until
9 p.m.
State Representative District
77 Denise Grimsley (R), Hal
Valeche(R) Candidate for US
Congress District 16
Directions:
Take S.R. 78 to Ortona, turn
south onto Ortona Rd go 1 mile
to Coffee Mill Hammock Rd ,
turn behind Fire House and go
1/3 mile, only house on the right.
For more information please call
(863) 675-8850.

Seventh annual Big
0 Birding Festival
coming Jan. 25-27
Many of the same birds which
are the subject of birders life lists
today were popular among Flor-
ida's first inhabitants, according
to Dr. Ryan Wheeler, State Ar-
chaeologist with the Florida Bu-
reau of Archaeological Research,
who will give the keynote pre-
sentation during the 2008 Big O
Birding Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26,
in the clubhouse atGlades Resort
RV Park and Marina.
Second session Jan. 24, at
6p.m. at the Doyle Conner
Building

Hendry/Glades
Tourism Business
Summit a Success
The Glades County Economic
Development Council teamed
up with the Small Business De-
velopment Center at Florida Gulf
Coast University and other or-
ganizations to launch a tourism
business summit Nov. 8 at the
Doyle Conner Building in Moore
Haven.
The purpose of the summit


Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Glades County from the National
Weather Service
Lakeport and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly sunny with a 10 percent chance of showers
in the afternoon. The highs will be in the mid 80s inland to
the lower 80s near the lake.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s
inland to the lower 60s near the lake. The highs will be in the
mid 80s inland to the lower 80s near the lake.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s inland to the
lower 60s near the lake. The highs will be in the mid 80s inland to
the lower 80s near the lake.
Friday night: Mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s inland to
the lower 60s near the lake.
Saturday: Partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s inland to the
lower 80s near the lake.
Saturday night: Mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s inland to
the lower 60s near the lake.
Sunday: Partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s inland to the low-
er 80s near the lake.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.


was to get tourism businesses
in Glades and Hendry Counties
together to learn how to work
together to do collaborative mar-
keting and other projects.

Main Street Moore
Haven receives
national accreditation
The efforts of Main Street
Moore Haven over the past year
has earned it recognition for
commercial district revitalization
by meeting standards for perfor-
mance set by the National Trust
Main Street Center. Main Street
Moore Haven joins 650 other
Main Street revitalization pro-
grams nationally recognized as
2007 Accredited National Main
Street Programs. Learn why lo-
cal, state and federal leaders sup-
port the Main Street revitalization
effort.

OCA supports
River Forest
Yacht Center project
Ortona residents turned out in
mass Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a special
meeting of the Ortona Communi-
ty Association, called by associa-
tion president Hugo Geistman to
clear the air regarding the River
Forest Yacht Center boat storage
facility planned to be built there.
Mr. Geistman started the
meeting by thanking County
Manager Wendell Taylor, Deputy
County Manager for Community
Development and Glades County
Economic Development Council
Executive Director Tracy Whirls


as well as River Forest owner Jo-
seph Charles and manager John
Smith for attending the meeting
to answer questions about the
project. Plans call for the River
Forest Yacht Center boat storage
facility to open early in 2008.

Tourism Committee
members explain why
they support tourism
tax initiative
Members of the tourism de-
velopment committee appointed
by the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners to draft
a tourism development plan for
Glades County told those attend-
ing a town hall meeting on the
project Nov. 1, why they support
a tourism development initiative.
Commissioner Paul Beck said
he thinks the tourism develop-
ment initiative will promote eco-
nomic development and optimize
the tourism potential of Glades
County's ecotourism venues.
The next tourism development
committee meeting is slated for
Monday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in the
conference room at Glades Elec-
tric Cooperative.

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


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Arrest report


This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who
is listed here and who is lat-
er found not guilty, or has
the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to in-
form the newspaper. We
will confirm the information
and print it.
Western
Palm Beach County

Belle Glade
Glasco Flowers, 39, of
Southwest 14't Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 18,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with burglary and grand
larceny of a firearm. No bond
was set.
Anthony Burden, 27, of
West Avenue A, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 19, by
PBSO on a warrant charging
him with battery and probation
violation-aggravated batter. No
bond was set.
Keith Johnson, 28, of
Southwest 12't Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 19,
by PBSO and charged with flee-
ing and eluding the police, fail-
ure to register a vehicle, failure
to have insurance and resisting
an officer. No bond was set.
Adeline Alexandre, 27,
of Southwest Avenue E, Belle
SGlade, was arrested on Nov. 20,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
her with contempt of court-vio-
lation of supervised release-pos-
session of cocaine and posses-
sion of paraphernalia. No bond
was set.
Gardi Alexis, 21, of North-
west Tenth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 20, by
PBSO on a warrant charging
him with probation violation-
dealing in stolen property and
petit theft. No bond was set.
Derrick Johnson, 44, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 21,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with aggravated stalking,
contempt of court-violation of
injunction protection against
domestic violence and battery.
No bond was set.
Antonio Louis, 54, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 21,
by PBSO and charged with pa-
role violation. No bond was set.
Aaron Pickle, 58, of South-
west D Avenue, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 23, by
PBSO and.charged with posses-
sion of cocaine, possession, of
narcotic equipment, possession
of narcotic equipment to trans-
port drugs.and resisting arrest.


He was released under supervi-
sion.
Carlos Garcia-Velazquez,
25, of Stillwell Road, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 23,
by PBSO and charged with pos-
session of cocaine. He was re-
leased under supervision.
*Alvaro Villasenor, 19, of
West Canal Street South, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 23,
by PBSO and charged with pos-
session of cocaine. He was re-
leased under supervision.
Juan Villasenor, 34, of
West Canal Street South, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 23,
by PBSO and charged with pos-
session of cocaine and driving
without a license. He was re-
leased under supervision.
Lavaris Wade, 20, of North-
west P Trail, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Nov. 23, by PBSO
and charged with larceny-$300-
5,000 and criminal mischief. He
was released on a surety bond.
Willie Bens, 22, of North-
east Sixth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 24, by
PBSO and charged with battery.
.No bond was set.
Nanford Gilmore, 25, of
Runyon Village, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 25, by
PBSO and charged with kidnap-
ping, grand theft of a vehicle,
aggravated battery with a dead-
ly weapon and battery. He was
released on a surety bond and
under supervision.
Pahokee
Tyrone Hansack, 21, of
Adams Place, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Nov. 18, by PBSO and
charged with failure to appear-
trespassing and felony battery.
He was released under supervi-
sion.
Jarvis Smith, 21, of Shive
Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
on Nov. 19, by the Department
of Corrections, on a warrant
charging him with probation
violation-grand theft of a motor
vehicle. No bond was set.
Quintin Austin, 24, of Cy-
press Avenue, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Nov. 19, by PBSO and
charged with assault on an offi-
cer firefighter etc. with a deadly
weapon and resisting arrest. No
bond was set.
Tyrone Alexander, 22, of
Adams Place, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Nov. 20, by PBSO and
charged with failure to appear-
possession of marijuana. He
was released on a cash bond.
Jesus Calva, 24, of Depot
Street, Pahokee, was arrested on
Nov. 21, by PBSO and charged
with sex offense-victim is 12-15
years of age. No bond was set.


Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
r.if's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following wanted fugitive as of
Nov. 22.
Harold McAllister, age 29, is
a white male with brown hair
and brown eyes. He is 6 feet tall
and weighs approximately 180
pounds. He has tattoos on both
hands and shoulders and his
last know address was on Lake
Shore Drive in Canal Point.
He is wanted for felony fail-
ure to appear: possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor of
driving while license suspended,
cancelled or revoked.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the


Harold McAllister
Crime Stoppers at
"TIPS" (8477).


Amalia Vasquez, 28, of
Depot Street, Pahokee, was
arrested on Nov. 20, by PBSO
and charged with cruelty of a
child-use or allowing a child to
engage in sex and contributing
to the delinquency of a minor.
She was released under super-
vision.
Otis Harvey, 18, of Banyon
Avenue, Pahokee, was arrested
on Nov. 25, by PBSO and charged
with burglary, larceny and pos-
session of burglary tools. He
was released on a surety bond
and under supervision.
South Bay
Raymondo Vickers, 44, of
Southwest Fifth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Nov. 18,
by PBSO on a warrant charg-
ing him with selling cocaine.
He was released under supervi-
sion.
Juan Villreal, 21, of North-
west Third Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on Nov. 20, by
PBSO on a warrant charging
him with burglary and posses-
sion of burglary tools. He was
released on a surety bond and
under supervision.
Aturo Guana, 21, of South-
east Second Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on Nov. 20, by
PBSO and charged with bur-
glary, possession of burglary
tools, failure to appear-grand
theft and resisting an officer. No
bond was set.
Annette Miller, 42, of South-
west Seventh Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Nov. 23,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
her with failure to appear-pos-
session of cocaine, possession
of paraphernalia and carrying
a concealed weapon. No bond
was set.
Frank Smith, 25, of West
Palm Beach Road, South Bay,
was arrested on Nov. 24, by
PBSO and charged with battery.
No bond was set.
Frank Smith, 25, of West
Palm Beach-Road, South Bay,
was arrested on Nov. 24, by
PBSO and charged with battery.
He was released under supervi-
sion.
Eddie Crayton, 48, of Palm
Beach Road, South Bay, wasar-
rested on Nov. 24, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with
larceny-$300-5,000 and fraud-
under $20,000. He was released
on a surety bond.


Clewiston
Harold McKinley Johnson,
64, was arrested Nov. 25, and
charged with non-moving traf-
fic violation- habitual offender,
driving with a suspended li-
cense. Cpl. Jesus Olvera was
the arresting officer.
Teresa Rose Soles, 51, was
arrested Nov. 22, and charged
with VOP felony or community
control welfare fraud. C/O
Malqueen Powell was the ar-
resting officer.
Cory Doniell Harris, 29,
was arrested Nov. 22, and
charged on a warrant for failure
to appear: trial possession of
a controlled substance without
a prescription and possession
of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana. Sgt. Kelvin Robinson was
the arresting officer.
Mary Marchell Layman,
39, was arrested Nov. 22, and
charged with aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon. Sgt,.
Eliberto Carmona was the ar-
resting officer.
Yasmine Akousaliwong
Hart, 19, was arrested Nov. 19,
and charged with VOP: felony
or community control. D/S
Queenie Bell was the arresting
officer.
William E. Hall, 33, was
arrested Nov. 19, and charged
with aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon without intent
to kill. D/S Lois A. Morales was
the arresting officer.
Alfredo Trevino Villareal,
32, was arrested Nov. 19, and
charged with Failure to Ap-
pear: for a felony offense. D/S
Queenie Bell was the arresting
officer.
Julia Rosa Felipe, 35, was
arrested Nov. 19, and charged
as a fugitive from justice from
Broward County. D/S Nathan
Reed was the arresting officer.
Anthony Lovesity Pass,
45, was arrested Nov. 18, and
charged with non-moving traf-
fic violation habitual offender
- driving with a suspended li-
cense. D/S Josh Woods was the
arresting officer.
Ricky Allen Nealy, 46, was
arrested Nov. 17, and charged
with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent
to kill. D/S F. Shepherd was the
arresting officer.
Edwin Oscar Morales,
26, was arrested Nov. 16 and
charged with criminal mischief


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Local teen stands out in chicken barbeque challenge Community News in Brief


Cyrus Mahan, Hendry County
4-H member, achieved sixth
place in the nation in the Chick-
en Barbeque Competition dur-
ing the National 4-H Poultry &
Egg Conference in Louisville,
Ky., Nov. 14-15.
Cyrus started his grill prompt-
ly at 8:30 am in the cold, windy,
40 F weather grilling four chick-
en halves in the time allotment
of 2.5 hours. Approximately
10:15 a.m., Cyrus placed his
best two barbequed chicken
halves in an enclosed container
displaying contestant number 9
to the contest coordinator to be
presented to a panel of judges
to be scored for cooking skills as
well as sensory evaluation. The
cooking skills score sheet con-
sisted of equipment and uten-
sils, appearance and cleanliness,
starting the fire, controlling the
fire, preparing chicken for grill-
ing, and barbequing skill with a
total possible points of 70. The
sensory evaluation score sheet,
80 points possible, consisted
of degree of doneness, appear-
ance, texture, taste, as well as
after taste.
The final step in the contest,
was an oral presentation. Cyrus'
oral presentation titled "Eat
More Chicken" consisted of the
broiler industry, inspection of
poultry, food safety, nutrition,
and barbeque safety. Presenta-
tions were presented in front
of a panel of two'judges with
a maximum of ten minutes to
present.
Not only did Cyrus enjoy
competing in this event, he en-
joyed meeting new friends from


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From left to right are: Dr. Lyons, Cyrus Mahan, and Dr. Hall. Cyrus Mahan, a local Hendry,
County 4-H member was a contender in the recent chicken barbeque competition. Cyrus
competed against the best from across the country in his poultry barbequing skills and took
home a sixth place spot.


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sponsoring Cyrus to attend the
National competition.
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Obituaries


Jose Manuel
Baez-Barbosa
Jose Manuel Baez-Barbosa,
age 71, of Clewiston, died on
Nov. 19, 2007 in Clewiston.
He was born Sep. 1, 1936 in
Bo Buen Consejo, Rio Piedras,
Puerto Rico, the son of the late
Abad and Teresa Baez-Barbosa.
His brother, Leonardo Baez-
Barbosa preceded him in death
and he is survived by his sister,
Teresa Baez-Morales.
Survivors include his chil-
dren, Elba T. Rivera, Alma R.
Baez, Jose M. Baez, Jr., Sarah
L. Yanez, Sonia Perez, Jack-
eline Baez-Garcia; 15 grand-
Schildren, Elba J. Rivera; Harry
A. Vazquez: Jose M. Baez III;
Ana Baez; David Baez; Lissette
Baez; Ishialamayra Vazquez;
Jashiramor Vazquez; Sarah K.
Rodriguez; Faustina Rodriguez;
Diego Florentino, Natasha Per-
ez; David Portuondo; Jennifer
Portuondo; Samanta Garcia; 10
great grandchildren, Jahaira Ri-
vera; Jose M: Baez IV; Enrique
Colon; Jose Colon; Israel Pagan
III; Aaliah Pagan; Julishiamor
Harper; Jash Harper; Diego
Florentino III; Sonia Florentino,
Christopher Florentino. Jose
was a loving father, good son


and great friend!
Funeral services were held
on Nov. 24, at Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston with Pastor
Luis Calderon officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Ridgelawn
Cemetery, Clewiston.
All arrangements were un-
der the direction of Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.

Juan Salinas-
Betancourt
Juan Salinas-Betancourt, age
34, of Belle Glade, died Nov. 12,
2007 in Delray Beach.
He was born July 16, 1973
in Matamoros, Mexico, the son
of Juvenal and Maria De La Luz
(Betancourt) Salinas, Sr.
Mr. Betancourt worked as a
small engine mechanic.
He is survived by his chil-
dren, Juan and Mimi Salinas;
his mother, Maria De La Luz Sa-
linas and five brothers, Juvenal
Salinas, Jr., Jose E. Salinas, An-
tonio Rivera, Juvencio Rivera,
'Jesus Rivera. In addition, he is
survived by five sisters, Olga
M. Garcia, Marina Hernandez,
Maribel Mercado, Belen Saul,
Mireya Copen.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at


Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438
E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston,
with Pastor Felicia Federick
Hines officiating.
Interment was held in Ridge-
lawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
All arrangements were un-
der the direction of Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.

Kelly Joanne Miller
Kelly Joanne Miller, 32, of
Belle Glade died on Nov. 13,
2007.
She was born in Pahokee,
Dec. 21, 1974. She was the
youngest of five children.
She was a lifelong resident of
the Glades. She attended St. Pe-
ter's Lutheran and Christian Day
School, graduating in 1993.
She also attended Palm Beach
Community College, receiving a
certificate as a medical secretary
in 1996.
She worked at West County
Senior Center as a receptionist
and activities director.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Levi John Miller Sr.;
her sister, Janice Miller and her
stepfather, Grant Van Sickle Sr.
She is survived by her mother,
Anna Van Sickle, of Belle Glade;
five brothers, Levi Jr. (Josie) of
Clewiston, Billy (Angel) Miller


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of Orange Springs, Fla., Dale
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S.C., Grant (Debra) Van Sickle of
Clewiston, and Norval (Vicky)
Van Sickle of Florence, S.C.; four
sisters, Mary Lynn Bolix of Clew-
iston, Tammy (Charlie) Von Lehe
of Walterboro, S.C., Karen (Jer-
ry) Munis of Weslaco, Texas, and
Vickie Van Sickle of Inverness.
She had 20 nieces and neph-
ews and seven great nieces and
nephew and numerous family
and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday,
Nov. 18 and funeral services
were held on Monday, Nov. 19,
at Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade and burial followed at
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School Happenings


Moore Haven
Elementary
MHES selects October citi-
zens of the month
The following students have
earned recognition as October
Citizens of the Month at Moore
Haven Elementary School. This is
avery special honor since it means
that they have done a commend-
able job of showing cooperation.
Cooperation is listening, sharing,
taking turns, compromising, en-
couraging, and including others.
Kindergarten: Shayna Barnes,
Alyson Barnhill, Lazabien Ellis,
Jalee Martinez; first grade: Jaime
Hingson, Austin Lee, Autumn
Lee, Benjamin Toledo; second
grade: Sidney Platt, Billy Gaven
Rednour, Alexis Stopiello; third
grade: Shane Arnold, Sean Cow-
en, Austin Vales, Glendy Velas-
quez; fourth grade: Lurdes Da-
vila, Jose Garcia, Joni Wood; fifth
grade: Bronson Bass, Adrian Her-
nandez, Paula Pena; sixth grade:
Crystal Gutierrez, Kaitlyn Heflin,
Amy Perry.

MHES announces honor
students
The following students have
earned a place on the very first
honor roll for the 2007-08 school
year. Moore Haven Elementary
teachers, staff and administra-
tors are pleased and proud to
announce the names of the first
nine weeks honor students.
All S's Kindergarten
Shayna Barnes, Alyson Barn-
hill, Mary Brewer, Colton Brown,
Stevontae Brown, Madison Cor-
win, Tyeveshia Cox, Chris Eaton,
John Eaton, Abigayle Ezell, Kait-
lyn Foley, John Gore, Zakyla Hall,
Makkenzie Kellogg, Susan Lon-
gwell, Ashley Lopez, Brook Lus-
ter, Rieonna McCaig, Maranjalee
Martinez, Cristobal Morales, Evan
Navarro, Nickolas Owens, David
Perry, Joe Perry, Bailey Rauler-
son, Derrick Rednour, Nathaniel
Rife, Lorenzo Sampson, Brianna


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Sims, Briana Stimpfle-Langdale,
Makayla Strenth, A'trelle Thomas,
Destiny Town, Justin Whitehead;
All A's First grade
Karina Cisneros, Yailyn Cisne-
ros, Monica Devine, Abigail Ho-
gan, Blane Hough, Austin Lee,
Cheyenne Osborne, Guillermo
Quiala, Jacey Ridgdill, Jacob
Smith, Benjamin Toledo, Johna-
than Wright;
A's and B's First grade
Stephanie Aranda, Alexis Auler,
Thomas Barfield, Alexis Burress,
Javier Cardona, Taiomi Dixon,
Angel Galvez, Stephanie Gamez,
Lacy Green, Brandi Hallback,
Cassandra Hart, Jaime Hingson,
Dominic Hughes, Austyn Kel-
logg, Briana Leavy, Autumn Lee,
Delfino Mayorga, Anthony Pugh,
Maria Rodas, Frank Rodriguez,
Hunter Sanders, Justin Sexton,
Ronnie Thicklin;
All A's Second grade
Rosemary Aragus, Devyn Ar-
nold, Brooks Bass, Kira Beck, Nel-
lie Blanco, Gabriella Brown, Babi
Galdamez, Shania Grant, Nathan-,
iel Harris, Dylan Newman, Sid-
ney Platt, Billy Rednour, Maricela
Rubio, Skye Schlueter, Gesselle
Velasquez;
A's and B's Second grade
Cindy Antonio, Amanda Brinn,
Brandon Caudill, John Cox, Cier-


ra Dukes, Aracely Gomez, Mario
Green, Legacy Hart, Courtney
Owens, Aniya Pugh, Norma Rico,
Stinteria Slappey, Bryan Stazko-
Light, Alexis Stopiello, Amanda
Walker, Payton Woodward;
All A's Third grade
Shane Cowen, Jesse Espinosa,
Carissa Lee, Alexis Troia, Glendy
Velasquez, Katherine West;
A's and B's Third grade
Justin Bigney-Osbourne, Jac-
queline Carrazana, Olivia Everett,
Nicolas Garcia, William Gosa,
Brandon Hunt, Noah Johnson,
Samantha King, Reygen Livin-
good, Pablo Lopez, Fabian Pena,
Destiny Smith, Tori Stazco-Light,
Kristopher Williams;
All A's Fourth grade
Chloe Ahern, Jose Garcia, Ve-
keria Hallback, Shyla Hough;
A's and B's Fourth grade
Daniel Baker, Victoria Cisne-
ros, Savannah Devine, Brittney
Drayton, Kala McIntosh, Kate
Perry, Cesar Salgado, Amber
Simmons, Elsi Velasquez, Me-
lissa Velasquez, Jesse Walker,
D'Angelo Ware, Megan White-
head, Shanava Wilcox;
All A's Fifth grade
Bronson Bass, Erica Brickel;
A's and B's Fifth grade
Gloria Carrazana, Ly'kiara
Durham, Keely Farnam, Kyle
Hubbard, Tanner Mathis, Gabri-
ella Mayorga, Paula Pena, Halee
Rife, Joey Sanders, Savanna
Schlueter;
All A's Sixth grade
Erica Arthur, Matthew Baker,
Thomas Barfield, Jordan Dray-
ton, Justice Hardwick, Alaina Lee,
Thomas Perry, Blake Ridgdill;
A's and B's Sixth grade
Mandy Arthur, Bailey Brown-
ing, Isaac Cisneros, Crystal Guti-
errez, Niannia Hallback, Kaitlyn
Heflin, Elizabeth Johnson, Natalie
Leavy, Viviana Leon, Sarah Lyons,
Omar Pena, Amy Perry, Jeremiah
Ramirez, Savanna Ridgeway, Ana
Rodriguez, Samantha Shearer,
Nathan Simmons, Chris Walker.


Twelve Days of
Christmas MHES
style!
Dear Parents,
We are doing a count down
towards Christmas Vacation and
hoping to teach our students the
spirit of giving. Starting on Mon-
day, Nov. 26, our students are
encouraged to bring in the fol-
lowing to school. The items are
to be brought to the student's
homeroom each morning. Our
first week, we are collecting
items to be sent to our military
friends serving overseas. Please
read over our list and try to send
whatever you are able each day.
It will ALL be appreciated.

Thursday, Nov. 29: station-
ary paper and envelopes, post-
age stamps, baby wipes, comic
books, and phone cards.
Friday, Nov. 30: new toy for a
toy drive.
Monday, Dec. 3: ring a canned
good for a local food pantry.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: bring old cell
phones that you no longer use
for our military personnel (http://
www.cellphpnesforsoldiers.
cor/ if you'd like to read more
about it).
Wednesday, Dec. 5: socks for
nursing home residents.
Thursday, Dec. 6: story, color-
ing or activity book and crayons
to give to Pre-K students.
Friday, Dec. 7: school supplies
for needy children.
Monday, Dec. 10: "Box Top for
Education" or Campbell's soup
can UPC
Tuesday, Dec. 11: pop top/pull
tabs from canned soda's for Ron-
ald McDonald House label
Thanks for allowing your child
to participate and helping them
to think of others in need!


Drought leaves homeowners picking up sticks


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades County
Democrat
For weeks I had fretted over
the dead limbs that could not be
reached or even knocked down
with the boat hook. There was
no way of knowing last week
that the problem would be
solved and lie at my feet this
week.
We are now picking up after
being in the throws of one 6f the
worst droughts in recent years.
Those same dead, dry limbs
that were etched high against
a sapphire sky are no longer
above my reach but at my feet,
and more are falling -- more
like crashing -- from heights of
some 40 to 50 feet.
The ground is cluttered in
every direction. The acres sur-
rounding the house that we
think of as our only, more or
less, cleared land, looks like a
devastated area after a wood-
land has been cut over.
This close-to-the-house
area stretches out to the land
that is variously meadow, cy-
press heads, pasture and piney
woods, and the timeless ham-
mock, a place we have come
to think of with a certain holi-
ness -- maybe because there is
a natural aisle leading in that's
straight as an arrow under a
cathedral-like dome of arching
palm fronds.
As Robert Service wrote: "It's
filled to the rim with hush."
Between some of the arched
fronds there are stained-glass
skylights -- in reality patches


of dazzling blue with flashing
sunglints of gold. And, there's
a solid oak "altar" growing be-
tween an oak and a palm that
some might see only as an an-
cient malformed tree trunk. A
native of these parts, who has,
in his 'words "seen the earth
come on green uh hun-ert times
in this swompland" says our
"altar" is "more'n three times
as old as what I are a-ready."
The wall-to-wall or tree-to-tree
carpet is lacey ferns and creep-
ing swamp grass.
Another time, the wind is
still furious, gusting to some 35
miles an hour. In such a blow,
it's not easy to walk straight,
let alone bend and stoop to
pick up dead fronds and fallen
debris. It's a little' hard on back
and knees, but there's some-
thing uniquely rewarding about
picking up sticks, even though
it's considered a common
chore. Such good kindling, and,
depending upon size, twigs and
the like (particularly those with
green leaves) make rich addi-
tions to the continuing compost
pile, providing minute air spac-
es deep in the pile along with
heat-producing greenery of the
leaves.
The dry fronds are like an-
tique parchment, crumbling
with the slightest touch. So the
frond crumbles are left to re-
turn to earth by way of a leaf
carpet, while we pick up the
spines to use for more kindling,
these being almost as good as
lighter wood for starting a fire
and much easier to come by.


After some 12 hours of wind,
the skies had burst open and
within a brief period had del-
uged the land with hard-driving,
cold rain, cold enough to break
some records in this part of the
world.
This being a little west and
south of Lake Okeechobee,
which is the second largest fresh-
water lake in the United States.
Such an enormous expanse of
water naturally modifies tem-
peratures over surrounding ar-
eas, but this year, the cold front
that moved quickly down the
land was too much even for the
Big Lake to do much about.
With such a heavy down-
force of water having been let
on the land in a relatively short
time, layered leaves and fallen
twiggy growth raised the for-
est floor several inches, leav-
ing it like a meandering sponge
through the trees. It sqooshed
and crunched as small piles of
limbs were made that would be
hauled away another time.
Later, looking around, trying
to take stock of how much pick-
ing-up there was yet to do, there
was the thought: With the long
finger of Florida as it is, in the
summer all this will be floating
again as South Florida's down-
pour of the traditional rainy sea-
son meets the unerring sheet
flow from the north.
Eventually this shallow
sheeting of vast miles of rain-
water will make its way across
the land to the Big River, The
Caloosahatchee, and thence to
the Gulf of Mexico. Then, walk-


ing will become wading and the
natural carpet-composting will
settle the level of the land back
to normal.
When first seeing and walk-
ing over this come-and-go wet-
land, our friend's "swampland,"
I wondered how seeds of wild-
flowers and even wild oranges
could survive and germinate
after such long periods of wet
burial, then equally long periods
of hot, arid conditions.
But. now I have come to be-
lieve that it's not necessary to
understand the how, but simply
to accept such miraculous hap-
penings as an integral part of
their evolution along with the
mysterious wonder of the sur-
vival process.
There's something soul-sat-
isfying, even a benison, about
picking up windfalls from the
trees. It amounts to a modicum
of house-cleaning in the forest,
and as a result, a comforting
store of firewood is accumu-
lated for cold winter nights and
shiv'ring mornings before sunup
by the Franklin stove.
So many uncommon les-
sons to be learned from the
land, many too complicated and
many too simple to be put into
words and included in books.
The sun was sliding down
the sky as my steps turned
homeward. Glancing back for
one more long look before go-
ing in, there was a kind of aus-
tere beauty all about as the lone
palm at the edge of the ferny
aisle at the hammock stood
straight and tall, shaking its
shaggy head against the muteld
silver sky of twilight.


INI/Nena Bolan

Non-native species
Another exotic species is threatening to invade the local
habitat of animals native to the state of Florida. This is
the only known photo of a jumbo gecko which was taken
in the Moore Haven area. If you should see any of these
giant lizards please report it to the Glades County Demo-
crat.



School News in Brief


MHHS to host
Christmas Night
The eighth grade will be
hosting its second annual
Christmas Night at 7 p.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 7, at North Lake Es-
tates RV Park.
Dinner will be served by the
eighth-grade class and we will
have prize drawings and Christ-
mas caroling. Christmas family
portraits will also be available.
The tickets cost $8 per per-
son. Please call Jerri Lynn
Schlueter at (863) 227-1201
if you would like to purchase
tickets.


Tickets will also be avail-
able at the Moore Haven High
School through Ms. Baldwin
(863) 946-0811, and from the
New You Boutique through
Calinda Chapman (863) 946-
'0162.

School accountability
reports available
School Public Accountability
Reports for all Glades County4
District Schools are available
online at http://doeweb-prd.
doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/in-
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The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On December 13, 2007 At 11:00a.m.
In The Glades County School
Board Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW Moore Haven, Florida

To Adopt The Following Policies:
1) New Policy To Award Experience For
Military Service
2) Amend Current Policy 3.31(1) Regarding
Vacation Leave To Include Personnel
Employed On A 250 Day Contract
Copies of the proposed policies are available by contacting
The Glades County Superintendent's Office
400 10th Street, SW, Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-2083


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Larry W. Myers, St Cloud, Ron Haslett, Beth Burger, Delray Beach, Darrell Ferneau,
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Colorful cupcakes attracted children. They began to dissap-
pear rapidly at the event in Perry Park. Popcorn and hotdogs
were also available on Books Are Fun day.


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Savannah loved the butterfly painted on her face. First Bap-
tist was set up for face painting at Books Are Fun day in Perry
Park.


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The state legislative delegation paid a visit to Glades Coun-
ty and listened to requests from the county, city, and school
district. Larry Ford, representative for Senator Alexander is
on the left, Senator Dave Aronberg is center, and Repre-
sentative Denise Grimsley is on the right.


Books
Continued From Page 1
town Moore Haven. Thanks to
Olde Cypress Bank, Seacoast Na-
tional and First Bank of Clewiston
for the donation of savings bonds
for prizes in a coloring contest.
Savings bonds were given to
kids in pre-Kindergarten and Kin-
dergarten. Grades one through
six also received prizes. First prize
was $50, second prize was $25
and other prizes were ribbons and
Subway coupons. Dollar 'General
also provided various prizes.
Larry Silvers of Glades Electric
Co-op set up a safety education


booth about electric power lines.
He teaches classes in schools, fire
departments and to first respond-
ers in Okeechobee, Hendry, High-
lands and Glades counties.
A Florida Fish and Wild-
life booth displayed an agency
swamp buggy. Other booths had
crafts, children's books, games,
cupcakes, popcorn and hot dogs.
Face painting is a child pleaser
and a spot was set up by First
Baptist in Moore Haven.
Books Are Fun is held each
year at this time and Jeanette
Peeples invites residents to vol-
unteer for the next events and to
become a friend of the library.
The public library on the Ca-


loosahatchee River walk way is
right in historic downtown Moore
Haven. It is a comfortable place
for residents to catch up on cur-
rent events, read bestsellers and
find books to share with children
on the holidays.
The library is a great place
for smart kids to finish up their
homework after school, and find
the right information for reports.
In addition to the computer
section there is a wireless internet
connection set up for individuals
with their own laptops.
To find out how to become
part of the library family, stop by
or call (863) 946-0744.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


Law
Continued From Page
water Treatment Area (STA) that
borders along C.R. 78. This front-
age and adjoining land has the
potential for prime commercial
value. However, if not enough
property remains for develop-
ment along C.R. 78, local busi-
nesses will be unable to benefit
from the tourists who visit the


area's Seminole neighbors on
the Brighton Reservation.
Mr. Beck reminded the del-
egation and water agencies that
there may be alternative sites for
an STA, or additional solutions;
because, STA possession would
take away land that may provide
prosperity for residents and busi-
nesses, and provide additional
revenue for county services.
Staffwriter Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


First Baptist in Moore Haven
did the face painting booth
at Books Are Fun in the park.
Brianna sits still for her beau-
ty treatment.


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Continued From Page 1
trict (SFWMD) asking that agency
to take responsibility for the open-
ing of the Pearce Canal.
Maureen Bradley and others from
Buckhead Ridge researched the
ownership of the canal and oth-
ers from Buckhead Ridge.
Senator Dave Aronberg, Rep-
resentative Denise Grimsley and
Larry Ford of Senator Alexander's
office were on hand to listen to
residents and local government
officials about the woes of the
Pearce Canal, and other non-navi-
gable canals in Glades County.
The Pearce Canal has suffered
greatly from 40 years of neglect
and no longer serves the fishing
village of Buckhead Ridge and its
sport fishing/eco-tourism busi-
nesses.
Garrett Wallace, SFWMD, told


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revitalization movement and has
proven that historic preservation
and community-driven econom-
ic development effects lasting
change.
The annual accreditation
process evaluates commercial
district revitalization programs
based on criteria ranging from
having an active board of direc-
tors and paid 'professional man-
ager to tracking economic prog-
ress and preserving historic Main
Street buildings.
"Rebuilding a district's eco-
nomic health and maintaining
that success requires broad-
based community involvement,
active support from both the
public and private sectors, and
sound management," said Mr.
Loescher. "Having a solid orga-
nization at the foundation of that
revitalization effort is so impor-
tant to long term success."
The organization's perfor-
mance was evaluated by Florida
Main Streef, which is the coor-
dinating organization for Main
Street programs in Florida.
"It was kind of ironic that the
same week that we found out we
weren't funded for the $1 million
HOPE VI Main Street grant that
we received notification that we
are a nationally accredited Main
Street and received the certifica-
tion letter from the IRS certifying
that Main Street Moore Haven is
a bonafide 501 (c)(3), making
memberships and other dona-
tions to Main Street Moore Haven,
Inc. tax deductible," Main Street
Moore Haven part time program
manager Tracy Whirls said.
In the past year, Main Street
Moore Haven has sought $1.3
million in grant funding aimed
at acquiring and rehabilitating
some of the seven historic com-
mercial buildings along Avenue
J in Moore Haven's riverfront
historic district. It was an effort
endorsed by the Glades County
Historical Society and person-
ages ranging from the Glades
County Property Appraiser and
County Manager, as well as State
Representative Denise Grimsley,
State Senator Dave Aronberg and
Congressman Tim Mahoney.
In endorsing the Main Street
Moore Haven project, Historical
Society treasurer Al Schauseil
noted that for more than a dozen
years following the completion
of the historic properties survey
commissioned by the Moore
Haven City Council in 1995. the


the delegation that the canal does
not fall under their jurisdiction but
they are conducting a formal title
search. He suggested that locals
seek help from Tallahassee.
Maureen Bradley, Floyd Drig-
gers and Ralph Drury stuck to
their guns and restated that they
had already done the research for
the resolution.
They repeated that they proved
from proper recorded documents
that the Pearce Canal is under
SFWMD jurisdiction; and that it
has been so for the last 40 years,
going back to their former name
of Central'Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
"They do not have to pay for
repeating our research. This is af-
fecting our whole economy," said
Maureen Bradley.
Mr. Drury commented that the
Tallahasse archives show the in-
tent was clear that the Pearce Ca-
nal is a waterway to connect with
Lake Okeechobee from the locks


Historical Society tried valiantly
to convince the citizens of Glades
County of the importance of
preserving 41 historic residential
structures in the city.
"Too many owners neglected
them completely, letting them
rundown only to be razed by the
city. These were period Cracker
and Craftsman homes through-
out Moore Haven," Mr. Schauseil
wrote, noting that several homes,
including the former Glades
County Women's Club building,
were saved and restored, several
by Ft. Lauderdale residents who
purchased the homes as vaca-
tion retreats from the city. Mr.
Schauseil said now is the time to
save the historic Mediterranean
commercial structures which
too have been neglected, "but
because of their hardier con-
struction can and should be re-
stored."
The veteran historian noted
that the City of Moore Haven,
founded in 1915 by James
Moore, who named it, "Moore's
Haven," was an important port
at one time, historically larger at
one time than its neighbor Clew-
iston.
"Moore Haven's claim will
be lost altogether with the de-
struction of the Arcade and near-
by structures," Mr. Schauseil said.
Glades County Property Apprais-
er and local historian in his own
right, Larry Luckey noted that the
seven historic commercial build-
ings that exist have survived the
1926 and 1928 hurricanes as well
as the 1921 fire that destroyed
most of downtown Moore Ha-
ven.
"If we are unable to save
these seven historic commercial
buildings, the downtown historic
district will cease to exist," Mr.
Luckey wrote. "I am saddened at
the thought that we may well be-
come the only city/county with no
history, at least to the extent that
there are no historic buildings to
remind us of our heritage."
Mr. Luckey noted that if Main
Street is unable to raise funds to
purchase and renovate the build-
ings, and no investors can be
found to acquire them, the city
council has determined to raze
them.
"I cannot blame them. They
do not have the money to restore
them," the property appraiser
said, noting that the city only
collects $188,000 in ad valorem
taxes and is dependent on selling
electricity, water and sewer ser-
vice to fund public programs.
"It is impossible to fault the
councilmen when there is abso-
lutely no money in their meager


at Buckhead Ridge. He went on
to mention that the locks in Buck-
head Ridge have recently been
revamped by state agencies, yet it
yields no access to the lake via the
Pearce Canal.
Mr. Drury said that he was at
a loss to figure out why money is
spent to maintain the locks while
the lake access is not maintained.
"It is time to pay up and do the
job you should have done for the
last 40 years," said Mr. Driggers.
Commissioner Donna Storter
Long reminded the audience and
delegation that many in Glades
County believe its lack of access
to the bass capitol of the world is
equivalent to Sanibel Island with-
out a bridge access for its tour-
ists.
Residents in Glades County
are eager to lend a hand to state
agencies.
Richard Postell, Buckhead
Ridge property owner, said that
he has had four decades of experi-


budget for a project like this,"
said Mr. Luckey. "Likewise, they
are resolved to make the down-
town presentable."
In commending the Main
Street program manager for her
efforts in seeking funds to ac-
quire and rehab the buildings,
Mr. Luckey said, "If you fail, then
we have all failed."
In expressing her support
for the Main Street project, Rep-
resentative Denise Grimsley and
others cited the history of the
buildings in the commercial
district. The Arcade housed the
city's first post office, served as
a doctor's office and drug store
and was home to the original of-
fice of Glades Electric Coopera-
tive. The Swindle Building, which
abuts it on one side, was home to
the Ahern family's original store,
while the Mitchell Davis Building
on the Southside housed Glades
County's hospital.
The Moore Haven Bank Build-
ing, constructed by First Bank of
Clewiston CEO Miller Couse's
forebears, still has its original
vault and was the original site of
Glades County Abstract, long the
only title company in the area.
The city's original IGA grocery
store at one time occupied one
side of the building commonly
referred to as the Lundy Building,
before it was acquired and oper-
ated for many years as Lundy's
Hardware.
While some argue that the
buildings historic significance is
sufficient argument to save them,
others note that adaptive reuse
of historic buildings is a crucial
component of "smart growth."
In his letter endorsing the Main
Street project State Senator Dave
Aronberg said renovating the
historic buildings would bring
much needed economic activ-
ity to Moore Haven, by turning
downtown Moore Haven's his-
torical buildings into mixed-used
developments.
"As Glades County contin-
ues to grow, adequate afford-
able housing must exist for the
working families that will run the
community," Senator Aronberg
wrote. "By providing affordable
housing units in the city's central
business district Moore Haven
is also implementing a smart
growth strategy that will help
maintain the community's small-
town nature while accommodat-
ing future growth."
Undaunted by the so far un-
successful quest for funding, Ms.
Whirls said she continues to seek
investors interested in purchas-
ing and renovating the build-
ings. while gearing uD to launch


ence in heavy construction work,.
and he would gladly operate the
equipment if SFWMD furnished it.
He also said that he knows others
with similar skills who will work
alongside him. They feel now is
the time to get the job done.
The neglect of the Pearce
Canal has been an issue for de-
cades according to residents who
moved to Buckhead Ridge for its
serenity, wildlife and fisherman's
access to the lake.
Numerous homes are up for
sale, property values are down,
rentals are vacant and tourism
businesses have dried up.
The state legislators and Glades
County will be waiting to see how
SFWMD interprets its reading of
the county resolution approved
Nov. 12.

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


a fundraising campaign for Main
Street.
"We' just returned from an
economic development confer-
ence in Oregon, and one of the
key messages that was empha-
sized was how important it is to
create an attractive and unique
'sense of place,' if you want to
attract companies who want to
attract talented young profes-
sionals to work for them," the
EDC director said. "High tech
companies can go anywhere
and increasingly they are going
where the talent wants to go, and
the talent wants to go to mixed
use, pedestrian friendly, water-
front communities, where they
can live and work and shop and
play close to home," the director
said.
"We have hiking trails and
biking trails and canoeing trails,
no crime, no congestion and a
good school system. We even
have businesses looking for
places to set up shop here and
business people who would love
to live above the shop they own.
All we need are the buildings to
house them."
To find out more about Main
Street Moore Haven, phone. (863)
946-0300.


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Tampa Catholic wallops Tigers in playoffs


By Jeff Barwick
Clewiston's 2007 season
ended Friday night at Cane Field
in a game that was decided way
before the final
whistle blew in
the playoff dis-
trict semi-final
match up with
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lic. The Crusaders proved true to
scouting reports as they controlled
the ball and played tough defense
and shut out the Tigers 33-0. For
Clewiston, the loss ended a dif-
ficult season as reflected by their
5-7 record.
The Tigers, clearly outmatched
in quantity, put a quality team on
the field to begin the game. The
problems quickly surfaced when
Tampa Catholic kept running in
fresh players while the same ba-
,sic Tigers were on the field con-
sistently. The Crusaders dressed
'51 players for the game while the
Tigers could only suit up 28 play-
ers.
The Tigers were keeping the
Crusaders in offensive check
S early in the game. Emotions got
,high when Tiger return specialist
Zack Waddell was creamed on
a helmet-to-helmet tackle as he
was attempting to catch an early
'first period Crusader punt. The
blow was so hard that it knocked
his helmet off and he was laid flat
on the turf. Miraculously, Wad-
dell was able to get to his feet
:and leave the field under his own
,power and to return to the game
shortly thereafter. Shamefully, the
best the officials could offer was a
five yard penalty and a Crusader
re-kick for them not allowing
Waddell time to field the punt, to-
tally forgetting about high school
sports safety and sportsmanship
in ignoring the flagrant spearing
:incident. As the Tigers punted
away the ball after the following
possession, tight end Willie Arm-
strong got involved with a Cru-
sader player and Armstrong was
ejected from' the game halfway
through the opening quarter. Al-
ready short on players, the Tigers
lost one of their stalwarts and any
hope of staying in the game de-
parted then and there.
Tampa Catholic took the ball
and drove to the Tiger 17 where
they were stopped and forced to
settle for a 35-yard field goal by
Matt McLaughlin. In the second
period, the Crusaders scored an
early period touchdown when
Will Greaves grabbed a blocked


Tiger Darris Hughes shakes loose as he reels off a 70 yard run.


Fullback Alex Rubio rambles for a 31 yard gain on a trap play.


Isandro Marquez punt and raced
25yards. Defensively, theyheld the
Tigers to one first down and only
one first down. That first down
cafne on a 70-yard breakaway
run by tailback Darris Hughes
but he got pulled down from be-
hind at the- Crusader 7 yard line.
But the Tigers couldn't convert as
a Marquez pass was intercepted.
From their 11-yard line, the Cru-
saders marched the length of the
field in 16 plays to score with just
under a minute remaining in the
half. The touchdown came when
wideout Eric Gerken caught a
8-yard pass from. Quarterback
Christian Green as the Crusaders
led 17-0 at intermission.
Things got no better for the
Tigers in the second half. The
Crusaders scored in the third
when Greaves picked off a Mar-


quez pass and trotted 25 yards
for a score. In the final period,
McLaughlin hit a 28-yard field
goal and back-up quarterback
Connor Louis rushed 6 yards for
the final touchdown. Prior to
that, Linebacker Colin Ricketts
was also ejected from the game
after committing a personal foul
penalty out of sheer frustration.
The Tigers offense just could
not get on track. Other than
Hughes' 70-yard scamper, Clew-
iston only gained 90 more yards
in 33 carries. The Tigers inability
pass the ball reached a season
low point with no completions
on 8 tries and 3 interceptions.
Defensively, the Tigers played
out their collective hearts. Line-
backer Alex Rubio had 10 tackles
and an assist. But, with virtually
all of the offensive starters also


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it was just a matter of physical
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* $59,900 This 2BD/1BA home is located in a
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* $155,000 Excellent vacation or starter home!
This 2BD/2BA home features a spacious living
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beautiful trees and a separate workshop.
* $159,900 3BD/2BA home which has been
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* $219,900 You have to see this 3BD/2BA home
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* $275,000 Just Reduced! Mini Horse Farm on
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with .. ri I. tack room, roping arena
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* $375,000 Just Reducedl Great Development
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opportunity for an investment. Call today for more
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* Port LaBelle Lots starting at $17,600
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* Montura Lots starting at $32,000
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(863)675-1050
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Hwy. 68 E. & NE 48th Ave.
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IN NEED OF Recurrence Bike
w/elec control & med. tens
unit. Anyone interested in
donating call (239)280-9541
KITTENS Approx. 6 weeks
old, .2-Bobtails, 1- with tail.
S(863)357-0716
Toy Pups,; Tibitian Spaniel,
Japanese Chin, Toy Fox Ter-
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Belle office, this position
involves detailed manage-
ment of commercial retail
leases. An intimate
knowledge of Microsoft
Office is required. Duties
include tenant communi-
cations, billings, timeline
management and. file
maintenance. Pay based
on demonstrated ability
and experience. Full paid
health and dental coverage
after 90 days. Two weeks
vacation after one year.
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Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs
charge or supervisory status. ACLS PALS reQ.

Per Diem- C.N.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.N.A Cert. and exp. monitoring
rhythm recognition.

Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp
in area of expertise.

Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+
yrs sup exp. Must demonstrate an excellent com-
mand of the ICD-9-CM Classification system and
DRG methodology. Must have the ability to use
computerized medical record abstract and encoder,
and possess good technical skills.
wmv.hendyregional.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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SUGAR
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MULTICRAFT-- MECHANICS

7 OPENINGS

Hourly Rate $21.19

MECHANICAL SKILLS

*Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and
repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, tur-
bines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels,
pressure vessels.

WELDING SKILLS-PASS 6G WELDING TEST

*Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and process-
es such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plas-
ma methods to perform welding functions.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. Employee owned
with great benefits including outstanding medical, 401K, and
retirement income and employee stock ownership.

Send resume or brief paragraph of experience to:

Fax 863-902-2889
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugar.com
Stop at the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive.


City of Clewiston
WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
Prepare support documentation & initiate
appropriate bid procedures; research & utilize
governmental contracts to procure goods &
services; assist in contract administration,
negotiate contracts; count, sort & verify receipt
of items on requisition or invoices; fill orders or
issue supplies from stock & maintain inventory
on such. Must possess Florida Driver's License
and a high school diploma or GED. Computer
skills are necessary for this position. This is a
full-time position with complete benefits
package. Applications are available at City Hall,
115 W. Ventura, Clewiston, FL. EOE, DFWP


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TAD Customer Service Rep. (2) .... Evenings .... Part Time
Expeditor/Line Cook .............. Evenings ..... Full-Time
Players Club Representative ........Evenings ......Full Time
Prep Cook .................... Swing/Flexible ...Full-Time
Revenue Verification Auditor (2) .......Days .......Full-Time
Security Officer .................. Grave .......Full-Time
TAD Technician ................. .Grave ...... .Full-Time
Executive Host ................ .All (Flexible) ... .Full-Time
Poker Room Supervisor ..........All (Flexible) .... Full-Time
Poker Room Manager............ All (Flexible) ... .Full-Time
Computer Operations Manager ... .All (Flexible) ... .Full Time
Sous Chef (2) ................. All (Flexible) .... Full Time
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Amercans. First preference in hiring, train-
ing, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job require-
ments. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job
requirements.
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WAREHOUSE
ASSISTANT NEEDED:
CDL Class B Driving
License & Hazmat, Tanker
Endorsements Required.
Basic Computer Skills. Must
Have Clean Driving Record.
Good Benefit Package.
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Drug Free Work Place.
Starting Pay $11.50/HR.
50 Hr. Week-Overtime Pay.
CALL (239) 657-3168 &
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Immokalee, FL

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Thomas Grinding, Inc. is looking for a Full Time
Purchasing, Parts, Steel Inventory person.
Must be dependable, able to work well
with others. Quick books knowledge is a plus.
Pick up an application @1100 Fox Lane S.W.
Moore Haven (1/2 mile behind Napa)
or phone 863-946-1461
Ext 349 for an appointment.
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*ACADEMIC
INSTRUCTOR
*LIBRARIAN
*PSYCHOLOGICAL
SPECIALIST
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a
challenging & exciting
opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental,
Vision, Short-term Disability,
401K, Paid Vacation &
Holidays.
THE GEO GROUP INC.
South Bay Correctional
Facility
600 US Highway, 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
Email:
vharrell@thegeoaroupinc com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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The GEO Group, inc.

RN NEEDED
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a
challenging & exciting
opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental,
Vision, Short-term Disability,
401 K, Paid Vacation &
Holidays.
THE GED GROUP, INC.
South Bay Correctional
Facility
600 US Highway, 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
Email:
vharrellttheaeogroupinc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H

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The GEO Group. inc.
M.I.S. ASSISTANT
Entry Level position, assists
in maintaining and support-
ing the various computer
systems including all PCs
on South Bay's LAN, and
provides necessary training
for computer users. Help-
desk troubleshooting skills
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a
challenging & exciting
opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental,
Vision, Short-term Disability,
401K, Paid Vacation &
Holidays.
THE GEO GROUP, INC.
South Bay Correctional
Facility
600 US Highway, 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
Email:
vharrell(ttheneogroupinc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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training program. Backhoes,
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job placement asst. Start
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866)362-6497 or
888)707-6886.
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Lease Purchase on '07 Pe-
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month or much more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
vided. No selling required.
FREE details.
www.K348.com.
Quit long-haul, run regional
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- Flaghole! c.autiful 3/2 CS lihome on 1.5 acIcs
- Industrial Property 2 Acres!! City war, sewer.
& electricity ava.ilal'!!
- Owner will build to suit North Side 80k
- Luxury in Montura CBS homI e over 360T)0 ft.
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- Pioneer!! WOW 7,5 Acres DWMlI only 175k
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Subdivision. All permits
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REDUCED $100,000
Main Everhigh Rd. SAc + new
CBS home. 32 REDUCED
$278.000
*20 Acres Palm tree nursery wili
irrigation system $400,000
*GREAT OPPORTUNITY S acres
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REDUCED $220,000
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M/H $300,000
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'La Deca SO110.000 5 acres. two
wood shed excellent condition & rml
needs repairs
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
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needs... We also do up keep
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Emergency Pick up &
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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BEDROOM SET Klamer, Bed
frame complete, Mirror,
dresser & Highboy. Good
cond. $1000 (863)357-3369
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE
- Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
$75 (863)824-3358


RECORD PLAYER & stereo,
Magnavox, wood cabinet,
46x11x26, inclds records.
$150 (863)675-6346



CHEST FREEZER Runs great.
$40 (863)467-2704
DISHWASHER Brand new,
solid white, Frigidaire. $55
(863)357-6930
MICROWAVE Large, GE
30x14x16. Over head. New.
$100. (863)357-6617
REFRIGERATOR Compact,
2.7 cu. ft., Like new. Paid
$99. Asking $60.
(863)467-2788
REFRIGERATOR 2 years old.
Like new. $250
(863)234-9941
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore,
18 cu. ft., top freezer, works
great, $100. (863)674-0090
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $275 (863)467-5616
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER -
Whirlpool, white, clean, ask-
ing $300. (561)449-3703
UPFRIGHT FREEZER Ken-
more, 19 cu ft, white, works
good, super cold $50
(863)697-8175
WASHER & DRYER Good
condition. $100. Will separ-
ate. (863)528-2684
WASHER & DRYER -
Stackable, Less than 1 yr old.
Perfect cond. Lehigh Acres.
$500. Neg. (239)464-6136
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$300 (863)675-0548
WASHER/DRYER May-
tag/Hotpoint, good cond,
moved, must sell. Asking
$175/both. (863)357-6315
WASHER/DRYER Very good
condition. $200 for both.
(863)357-6315 Basswood
area.



BIKE 3 Wheels. Dasota Clas-
sic.'$100 (86;3)357-2873



CEILING FAN, White, 52",
Chandelier Light & Kitchen
Light. $125 for all.
(863)697-2032
FLOOR TILES Assorted col-
ors, styles & sizes. All for
$300. or best offer.
(863)675-7963
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories.
PRESSURE TREATED PLY-
WOOD (5 sheets 3/4") 4x8,
& (5) 8' 4x4 sheets, $275 for
all (863)261-4633 you haul

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BABY CRIB White 3 in 1 con-
vertible. Good condition. $65
or best offer (954)560-8375
CRIB Arms Reach, Co-Sleep-
er. Excellent condition. $100
(954)632-8636 LaBelle.
CRIB Light oak. Very good
condition. $50
(863)697-1247


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CRIB MATTRESS w/ Entire
Classic Pooh Nursery. Top
Rated mattress. $150 or
best offer (863)674-0078



CLOTHING mens shirts and
misc items, $20 for all
(863)467-8224
COCKTAIL DRESS Sz 3x,
Chaus, New with tags. Cost
$98. Asking 25.
(239)292-7509



BIRTHSTONE ANGEL BEAR -
$10.00 (863)983-4314
FREDRICK REMINGTON Clas-
sics Bronze statues. 25-30
in all. Small & Large. $200
will sep. (863)357-0232
ROBERT BUTLER PRINTS -
"Big Cypress Buck", 2'x3'.
53/500. $900
(863)261-3392



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Complete, Fast! Lot's of pro-
grams. $75. (863)517-2782
Tony
DELL PENTIUM 4 2 gb ram,
250 gb hd, dual DVD/RW,
new 19" LCD, Must Sell!
$599. (239)728-8351
PENTIUM IV Fast. New 19"
LCD. Everything included.
$399 neg. (239)247-4839



COMFORTER SET King size,
pillow shams, skirting &
comforter, new. $50
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee



BED SET Queen size, Pillow
top mattress & box spring.
$500 561-670-3636
BOOK SHELVES Solid oak,
free standing. $25
(863)610-2126
BUNK BED Top is Ig twin,
bottom is fold out futon, met
frame w/pewter fin, exc
cond. $250 (863)467-7816
CHINA CABINET Bassett,
2pc, solid maple, glass
shelves, lighted, $350 neg.
(863)763-8225 leave msg
CHINA CABINET Cherry,
Glass shelf/lighted, Exc. cond.
Moving, Must sell. $500.
863-357-2296 Lv msg
COUCH & LOVESEAT Leath-.
er, light tan, good condition.
$300 (863)763-3631
COUCH neutral color, great
condition, from a smoke free
home $150 or best offer
(863)674-0078 LaBelle
DESK Solid wood. White w/
4 drawers. $45
(863)467-1373
DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
$125 (863)763-0583 Okee-
chobee
DINETTE SET round glass ta-
ble, with 4 chairs, bamboo,
like new $125
(863)674-1276
DINING ROOM CHAIRS 4
Wooden w/ cushion seats.
Ladder back style. $50
(863)763-1997
DINING SET 4 leather &
chrome chairs, black/multi
colored table. $85
(863)610-2126
DRESSER Solid cherry w/
mirror. $250 (863)517-0300
END TABLES (2) Asking $50
for both or will sell separate
(863)763-5634 call Wayne
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
whitewash, $50.
(863)675-7350
GLIDER ROCKER Beige. Ex-
cellent condition. $50
(863)697-1247
KITCHEN TABLE- with 4
chairs, like new, $50
(863)763-5634 ask for
Wayne
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER Black
leather, good condition.
$100 (863)674-0467


JACUZZI TUB, w/new pump, 6
jets, 5'x3.5', cream color,
brand new, never used,
$100 neg. (863)443-6427
SPA, Leisure'Bay, 2 seats, 1
recliner, 5 yrs. old, used very
little, $800 firm.
(863)467-0007
SWIMMING POOL Above
ground, 14 Ft. w/ all acces-
sories. $100 (863)467-8187



GOLF CLUB 14 piece set
with bag, $25. Call
863-801-1781
L-SCREEN Baseball pitchers,
Jugs brand, portable with
case, 2 min. setup.
$60.(863)763-7460


LIFT CHAIR Like new. Re-
cliner, battery backup, beige
micro sued fabric, $500
(863)467-4340
LOVESEAT- Hide a bed,
grey/sage green, very good
condition. $75
(863)227-4449
MATTRESS King size,
memory foam, new. $165
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee-
chobee area
MATTRESS.- Queen size, Ser-
ta, Brand new in plastic.
$250 or best offer.
(863)612-5283
MATTRESS Serta Perfect
sleeper, King set, like new,
exc cond, w/box springs.
$150(863)674-0467
MICROSUEDE COUCH L
shaped, cream, 18 mos old,
w/Ottoman. $650 Will deliver
in Labelle. (863)675-4098
NEW THERAPEUTIC Magnetic
King Mattress- New $1100
asking $500 (863)357-5754
POT BELLY STOVE FLOOR
LAMP Vintage. UMCO #28
$550 (863)261-3392
RECLINER Leather, like new.
$100 (863)467-2704
SOFA BED Blue velvet. Good
condition. $40
(863)824-0765
TABLE Dark Oak w/ 2 leafs &
6 chairs. Good condition.
$85 (765)623-2151


BLACKHAWK 45 Convertible
& RUGUR Old Army 45.
$800 will sep.
(606)219-3890
MARLIN 30-30 Tasco 9x40
scope, asking $300
(561)722-7140 cell .
MOSSBERG 835 12 ga, Port-
ed & REMINGTON 870 Ex-
press Magnum 12 ga. $550
will sep. 606-219-3890
SHOTGUN 12 ga. Remington
Premier model 11-87. Wood
stock & trim. Excellent con-
dition. $300. (863)675-3878



EXERCISER XL Glider, Like
Tony Little Gazelle, with re-
sistance. $109.
863-261-3392
GAZELLE EXERCISE MACHINE
Tony Little, $40 or best of-
fer (863)634-8734
OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH -
With Olympic Bar & 300 Ibs
of weight. $175 or best offer.
(863)517-1605
TREADMILL Bart Star Prime
Fit, 0-6mph, Used condition.
$149.863-261-3392
WEIGHT BENCH like new,
-includes all weights and
weight bar, $75
(239)289-7637



CENTRAL HEAT PUMP Just
in time for winter. $125
(863)467-8187
TEMPERATURE ELECTRIC
POLE Complete, 200 amp,
Sq.D, Includes breakers.
$200. (863)467-7415


MEN'S RING Size 9.5, 14k
gold w/4 diamonds, ttl dia-
mond weight between .75 to
1k. $600 (561)449-3703



PORCH SWING $50
561-670-3636


ELEC SCOOTER fairly new,
runs in perfect condition,
$500 (863)467-5117
IONIZER'S (2) Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
LARGE SCOOTER Space
saver Excellent condition.
Pd $50000., Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892


Agriculture

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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


LIFT CHAIRS 2, Good condi-
tion. $700. or will separate.
(863)801-4949
MEDCIAIL SCOOTER Pride, 4
wheels, '04, $400. or best
offer, (863)357-6997 Call
after 12pm.
POWER CHAIR With joy
stick. Excellent condition. Pd
$5800. Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- Harmar,
to be installed on Van. Like
Brand new, $800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310
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BREAD / DOUGH MACHINE -
Westbend, Automatic. 9 op-
tions. Excellent condition.
$40 (863)634-5038
CHRISTMAS STONEWARE -
Service for 8 + 2 players.
Snowman Design. JC Pen-
neys. $100 (863)634-5038
GARAGE SALE STUFF 16 ft
trailer full. $700 neg. For
more info. (772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
"NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
PUMP Granger #5K887C,
High pressure. Brass gear
head. Paid $195. Sell for
$100 (863)610-1120
TOILET- Complete, Gold in
color, works good. $40.
(863)467-0007
WEDDING SUPPLIES, red silk
bouquets, garland w/white
roses, gold bells & much
more, $100. (863)467-2231
WELL PUMP 3/4hp, $200 or
best offer (863)763-3735



BANJO 5 String, Harmony.
$100 (863)467-6148
GUITAR Harmony, Arch Top,
$100 (863)467-6148
KIMBALL PIANO standup,
recently tuned, needs to be
refinished, bench, $450 or
best offer (302)465-0558
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627



AQUARIUM with wood
stand, 4ft long, all accesso-
ries, $200 (239)289-7637
AQUARIUM 55 gallon
w/wood stand, light hood,
pump, skimmer & extras.
$200 neg (863)763-0661
AQUARIUM 75 Gallon w/
nice stand. $150
(863)517-0300
DACHSHUND PUPPY- male,
red, 8 wks old, purebred,
$250 (863)467-5117
DOG BOX Custom built. $300
(863)467-7197
FISH TANK 30 gal., with
stand, complete, a couple
fish, $100 firm
(863)634-6949
KOI FOR SALE
(239)289-7511
VATS (25) 3'x5/2'x2' 150
Gal., (8) 4' Round x 3'. 300
Gal, (2) 5'x4' Round 500 Gal.
$2500 (863)467-9621


CONDO BASS CAPITAL -
2BR/2BA, $950/mo.
863-517-1204 or
863-228-0979



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$15,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
HUD HOMES! 3BR/2BA
$199/mo! 6/BR Foreclosure!
$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
LAKEPORT, 3br/2ba, pets ok,
$1,000 mo. (863)946-1687
MOORE HAVEN- 2 BR, 2 BA,
5 yr. old CBS. $725 mo. &
3BR/2BA, Frame, 2 yrs. old.
$775 mo. (863)610-0159
or (863)509-0096
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
apple, W/D, laminate floors,
garage,' handicap access.
1250 mo. (863)946-3333
NORTH SIDE across from
Middle School, 3BR/1BA, 2
screened porches, fenced
yard, includes washer/dryer.
$1000/month. (863)983-2841
RIVER & CANAL HOUSE:
Large corner lot. 2 BR, 3 BA
w/Florida rm & 2 car garage
in LaBelle. 863-517-1935


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



CLEWISTON Room & board,
couples or singles, Driving'
errands incid, outside smok-
ing area, (863)983-6820 or
(561)721-5299 cell
Room to Rent: at Horseshoe
Acres, $100 per week.
(863)233-1544


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$15,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
CLEWISTON 4 BR., 2 BA. @
316 E. Obisto. No pets. $900
mo. + $900 sec. dep. C/Air.
Call Tricia 863-805-2872
CLEWISTON
House For Sale North Side,
4 br, 3 ba. Asking $240K.
Call 863-983-2798
HUD HOMES! 3BR/2BA
$199/mo! 5/BR Foreclosure!
$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5796.
LaBelle: Owner willing to
except your home equity to
C purchase this 3 Bdrm. 3 Ba.
ear Courthouse. Large
rooms. Top Area $187,500.
or Annual Lease $1500 mo.
Owner. 863-675-1107


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB

Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


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SPEAKERS 4,12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888
SPEAKERS (2) 12" Sony Ex-
plodes w/box. 900 watts.
$300 or best offer.
(772)285-2645
SUBWOOFERS (2) 15", Jug-
gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new.
in Ig ported box. $1200 Neg.
(863)214-3427
TAPE PLAYER, dual, 5 disc cd
player, Sony TV, 19" with
VCR, $100 will sell separate-
ly. (863)675-7350



FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404
HD PROJ TV Hitachi, 65".
Perfect condition. PIP with
remote. $1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
HITACHI 42", Big screen,
Good condition. $300.
(863)634-8509
HITACHI TV Big Screen, 50",
asking $400 (863)634-2582
TV's (2) 1 25" Zenith Console
& 1 -13" Samsung. $100 for
both or best offer.
(863)763-7497



GENERATOR 10hp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
$425 (863)610-0575
TOOL BOX- Snap On, like new,
cool blue, 7 drawer, Paid
$2200 asking $1700
(863)484-0922

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



NINTENTO 64 GAME CUBE,
All wires, controllers & games
included & Game Boy Player
$150. for all. (302)697-9376



REWARD!
$500-$1000
paid for FL Co. auto
tags dated 1911-1917.
Also want FL plates
before 1956, eap.
Hendry & Glades Co.
tags with #49 & #60
prefix. Jeff Francis
(727)345-6627 or e-mail
gobucsl3(0)aol.com or
www.florida
licenseplates.com.
WANTED TO BUY
Glassware, Porcelain &
Pottery.
Collections of all kinds.
Just call Diana & askI
(863)467-8408
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


BUMPER PULL 2 'horse,
slant, new floor & 5 new
tires, $2,000 or best offer.
(863)467-4049 after 6pm
DRIVING HARNESS Single
horse, all leather, made in
PA. $200 or best -offer
(863)675-4098 Labelle
QUARTER HORSE, Registered,
Mare, 7 year old. No vices.
$3500 (863)675-0998



BOBCAT 2000 '85 Articulat-
ing loader, new exhaust syst,
starter, radiator, head gasket.
$5000 (863)697-9704
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Snapper, 38" cut, 14.5hp,
excellent condition, $1,000.
(772)873-8399
RIDING LAWNMOWERS, (2) -
Snapper or Simplicity, both
run & cut like new, $650 sell
sep. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER John Deere
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
(863)357-2988
RIDING MOWER Snapper,
Zero turn, Joy stick controls,
42", 15hp, Kohler OHV, Runs
great $800. (863)467-7415
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good; $250.
(561)790-3681
WICKER SET 4 pc, outside,
table, 2 chairs & couch,
good condition. $130
(863)532-9142



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



WESTERN SADDLE 15" seat,
great condition, $150.
(863)467-2231
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


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 960
Rent 960



$298/Mo! 5BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Properties


Si Under $100,000.00
S..' I .i *1572 Joshua Blvd. Bank Repo S54..K
S* 975 Pine Avoe.What adc;l' )$69.9K
S".i 1382 I .... Dairy Rd. $95K
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PEN HU S' 17944 Mii.''. ltd. Sl 1IOK
OPEN HOUSE 7M Tamuy Rd. .vud on nun made like $1(0.)9K
720 W Avenida Del Rio $ I K to sllin ai prio r to 1t 2,'1/ (7
Saturday. December 1st 51E. 1)el Moliteithit 951 RolLnd Maurtin's
"lMirinma inw I. ike ')' $ o5K
Free Food 811 R Rmn I)r. NW $1-15K MI IYC, fiunishcd.
11aml-2omi liss N Siu U[nlit #237 overlooking pool


*B.ass N Sun Unit #113 on canal grd. floor
furnished $149.5K
Bonusf fr dode:,Serllerwil payHOAdues furl y
Under $300,000.00
*319 W, Sugarland Cir. (treat curb appeal $204.9K
* 145 1 lorse Club 3 Q 1 car igu-i $240K1 Rent to Owln
Properties with Pools
S*708 E. Del Moiic Avc. $210IK
*720 W Aveniia I )el Rio $260K OPEN HOUSE
* 613 Ridgeview Cir $289).9K
Executive Homes
*421 DelNMoticA. 3/2.5 $399KSee Pic t'lie Week


Priced Right! 3/2 CBS Homes. two to
choose from on Harlem Academy Ave.
Only $169,500!


CLEWISTON
*Rancho Palmas, Unique 7.5 acre
Hacienda w/Stab!es ',rt, [i Ivilion, &
Palm Tree Nursery i" 1 1,,
*3/2. MH Handyman Special, Holiday.
lsies MobileHome,. R,'. ,,."
*3/2 CBSHomeronS ... ,., ",,
Great Starter Horn -, .1 I ,,
*2/1 Home on Sg9a'mrr' Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH- I -[ .'I ... L Porch.
Seminole '.1 ... $120K Make Offer
* i3 l,' ." .-.CBSonNortlhsidd$220K
* 2 I C rB H ,, Reduced to $149,900
1,. J, I ,' eS5K towards closing costs.
4* 4 i it' iome, on fenced corner lrg
lot, Avenida Del Rio Oniv '209K
*Flaghole's Finest, ."L C BS 4,3 wall
the extra, T., Reduced $379,900
*Spacious i 2, Newly rem. kitchen and
fenced '.-' .1 O,',1 $170K.
*Just Li.st'._, iv.' I ., ".' wflonrda room &
.% h I ...,, F F. I .. 1, -,. i 1, 4,9000!
MOORE HAVEN, LAKEPORT
-2/2 Palm Harbor, 55 + Community.
q. I ..,. & extras .l.r,' $142,500
* LI... rji 2/2 MH ., htc unroorn.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
"2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"O" Access. Reduced to $109K
Owner Motivated
*3/2 MH., firplace, completely fenced, $925K


3/2 on Great Location, with Spacious
Family Room & Cozv Fireplace
Just $225,0001


*Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. C .i'.1l t, I
Remodeled. Lake "0' Acce:.- ;-' ,'
*Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd,
Ship eligible $164.900
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
*3 or 4 BD. 2 BA, Custom I.- H
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish ',1. pl.n1 ..I
palms and more. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot 100x115. Great loca-
tion Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220.000
* Bitldable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900. Owner Financing Available
".33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
*10 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per ac.
*i;,.l,. !. C 10. 28. & 80 AC.
. I'1, t..... Available
MONTURA
* '.t ,TH ,. ', T rC',i, ,.. ,1 '. 1? $97.5K

* 1.25,Lots available. Starting at $25,000
COMMERCIAL
*Operating medical office w/retail, great
location only $475,000


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Rural Properties
* 1(105 Art Lawrence Rd. 3.13 ac. close to Lake "0" $150K
*2.3 acres w/ absolutely gorgeous house $162,500
* 116 Taft Blvd. 2/2 fixer upper on 2.5 ac. 51180K1
* 136(X) Queen Ave. MI I & Metl Bldg. on 5 ac $249.9K
*5 ac in Montura w/ home crossed fenced $279.9K
* 13371 Naval Ave. 10(ac $289K
* 10 ac. Mini RUnch comes finnished 601 Al Don
Farming Rd. $489K Some Owner Flinanciig
Vacant Land
*3518 Yucca I.n. Sky Valley S/I) $55-3K
*3555 Sky Valley Lane $69.9K


*.--1 uac tract's in 1u .aca great dcais
*lonrida Cou nty Esiat" -1 ighilaidxis Co.
Rentals
*lPaso Fino Lakc mu MRE ', 'ii
*503 Pasadena 3/2 Furnished
"2/2 Bass Capital Available r, ., ,1,
* 5 acics with pool $1.5)001
Investmignt Oppprtpnity
*42 frame home $140(l 5 apautmnt efl
currently oited $1(ha)K. lothi properti
,ind can be purchased as, a pkckagec

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A1VIl LDYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
., (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER SH-fOVTRS:
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 4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000 SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
Condo Bass C ,iii ti $159,000 (2) 3BR 1BA Hunting lodge on 5 Woodland S/D $275.000
acres in LaDeca $175,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced 3BR, 2BA on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj. 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5
to $295,000 2.5 acres also available $175.000 acres Montura $150,000
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has
BA as well) $379,000 VACANT LAND
3BR, 2BA with pool $289,000 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K $289,900 Montura 1.25 acre lots available
3BR, 2BA with den $279,000 2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres Call for Listings.
3BR, 2BA ith den $279,000 B County $200 000 Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flhi.-,l.- 3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers made lake $310,000 $32,500 each
3BR, 2BA pool' Ridgeview #1 3BR, 2BA large screened porch Pioneer 11 lots together
$349,900 $249,000 $45.000 each
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very Mobile Home Lot $19,500
North-side $310,000 large back yard $259,900 11 Montura lots must be sold
together $19,500 each
4BR,I 2BA with pool Ridgeview MOBILE HOMES COMMERCIAL
#2 $279.900 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 Pioneer SWMH on 2.5 acres $200,000
2 or 3BR, p ty A!uge rear yard $135,000 Turrin-." movie theater on US27
$239,000 or rent or $ 1,000 p.m. 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 $495,000 or building only
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back 3BR, 2BA DWMH screened $395,000
yard $215,000 porch Ridgdill Rd. $112,500 FOR RENT
4BR, 2BA with pool $174,900 3BR. 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25 22. T/homes incl. until. $1500 p.m
3BR, 2A New Home $3100 acres furnished $98,000


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





Lender Foreclosure Auction
500+ HOMES IN FLORIDA COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+
Must Be Sold! Free Catalog $89,900 Incredible commu-
(800)591-1328 USHo- nity, water & marsh views,
meAuction.com. Year- round temperate
SOUTH BAY Beautiful house weather. Near Golden Isles.
SOUTH BAY Beautiful house Enjoy boating, fishing, walk-
on 2 lots, new appliances, ing, family/retirement living.
new roof, $141K, Call Great financing available.
(305)506-5876 CALL (888)513-9958.
1 DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT
w/LOG CABIN only $89,900.
Fish from your front porch
(2,100 sqft. log home pack-
age) on wooded lakefront In
park-like setting. Gorgeous
Will trade my home Tennessee lake in private
for yours... community. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now
HARLEM 3/2 Brand New (888)792-5253, x.1650.
Harlem Academy Drive Lakefront Log Home in Ten-
Appliances, New carpet, nessee. 470' of shoreline,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage, year round water, sea wall.
Landscaped. $164,500. Beautifully wooded 1 acre
Call Owner: 863-673-5071 level lot. 4 bedroom, 3 bath.
or 561-996-8010 Call Jamie Russell
(865)717-7775.

Ln -a VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
MUSE -40 Acres inthe Galax area and New
Wooded w/Pines & Palmettos. River State Park, $139,500
Easy access. $399,000. owner (866)789-8535.
Call (239)410-5919 owner (866)789-8535.
When you want something Buying a car? Look In the
sold, advertise In the classified. Selling a
classifieds. car? Look In the classl-
fleds.


3-35 Acre Tracts near Moul-
trie, GA. Wooded acreage
with lots of paved road front-
age. $8,000 per acre. Call
Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186. Mobile Home- Lots 2005
) .... Mobile Home Parts 2010
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. Mobile Homes Rent 2015
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL Mobile Homes Sale 2020
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information M i .,
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO- New 2BR/2ba mobile home in
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC 55 & older secure adult
REAL ESTATE... cherokee- community with pool and
mountainrealty.com Call for clubhouse. Ready to move
free brochure in. $650 monthly, Call Kenny
(800)841-5868. (863)673-4325


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
CLEWISTON By Owner. 3br,
2ba. Home & Land. Located
at 1860 Ridgdill Rd. $110K
(843)766-9434
DISTRESS SALE 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
FLAG HOLE Country Living,
1997, 4BR, 2BA MH. DW.
Fpl., Island Kitch., Lots of
cabinets. 2000 sq. ft. On 1
1/4 acres. School Bus stops
in front of property. 15 mm.
from town. $148,000 neg.
(863)228-2316
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BADble. wide.
$43,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
LOWEST PRICES in South
Florida Over 15 Homes in
stock. Ready for delivery.
Low down payments and
very easy financing. Call
(863)675-8888
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New appl.,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $99,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Veryeasyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $43,900
Call (863)675-4442,
OKEE. Holiday Rambler, 31',
Clean, Used little. 20 FL/rm
Shed, Fully furn., 2 A/C's ,
TV, 2 fridges, utensils,
dishes, linens, flush toilet,
washer, Freezer. Just Move
In! Lot rent til 01/01/08. Ste-
phens Winter Resort Across
the drive from the canal, lot
21. $5999. Neg.
810)743-3938 or cell#
40-4844
SKIRTING FOR MOBILE HOME
For Dbl/Wide, White, Used.
$150. (863)673-5704
SUPER SALE Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successlull


Recreation IAutomobiles
KAWASAKI '90 ZX10 perfect
'_______ cond. 17,000 miles, Must W
M I I I I Sell, asking $1600 I 1
(760)608-2014
Boats 3005 MINI BIKE 3% hp, New tires, Automobiles 4005
Campers/RVs 3010 newer clutch. Runs good. Autos Wanted 4010
Jet Skiis A301520 $200 or best offer. Classic Cars 4015
Marine Accessories 3020 (863)634-9737 Lv msg Commercial Trucks 4020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 Construction
Motorcycles 3030 MOTORCYCLE CARRIER Equipment 4025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 mounts to back of moto- Foreign Cars 4030
rhome. Good condition, Ask- Four Wheel Drive 4035
B s ing $350 (863)824-0801 Heavy Duty Trucks4040
SUZUKI GZ250 2001 Excel- Parts Repairs 4045
AIR BOAT 12 Ft., Gore Hull, lent condition. Good gas Pickup Trucks 4050
AIR BOAT 12 Ft., Gore Hul mileage $1800 or best offer. Sport Utility 4055
Ridge Runner. 135 Lycom- (321)202-9067 Tractor Trailers 4060
ing. 6634 Wood prop. Runs (1)2-90Utility Trailers 4065
good. $3500 863-634-8438 SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike. Vans 4070
A B OAT OT 89, 16.3' Bay- Mintcondition, runs good.
S$1700. Call (863)261-4633
liner & trailer. 85hp forcel6)261-4633
motor. Minn Kota trolling or(863)357-2271 to biles 5
mtr. $4500. (863)697-2936 YAMAHA 1000 1984 Runs
BASS BOAT '97 Bass Trackr great $1500 or best offer. ACURA INTEGRA '97 good
Pro17, wT f h mor, ts trail-e (321)202-9067 running car, gas saver, auto-
Pro 17, w/40 hp motor, trail- matic, $3400
er, many items. $3500 sm e /. (863)634-8735 after 5pm
H (863)467-4020 0 BUICK SCY LARK 1991 4
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp, cyl Auto., Auto., C. Gas saver
'69, antique, w/3 propellers HONDA 250 ATV 2006 runs Excellent condition. $1500
gas tank, runs good, great, blue in color, new (772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
$480. (561)790-3681 tires, $2500 (863)675-0104 BUICK SKYLARK '90 looks
BONITA, '88 17', open fisher- La Belle and runs great, needs alter-
man, w/'89 115hp Mariner HONDA 350 2005 4 Wheeler. nator belt, like new interior,
eng. & trlr., runs great, $2500 (863)801-1666 $800 (863)801-4519
$2000. (863)467-7123 $2500(863)801-1666
PCRFBSBO '9 HNA300644ace CADILLAC DEVILLE '93-
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT, '95; HONDA 350 2006 44 rancher grey, excellent condition,
17', 2 fish finders, new troll. atv, 360 ms only hrs, Like Ither seats, auto, $2500
mtr., '120 2 stroke force, eR. C trim $ (863)763-4987
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388 (561)968-0468CADILLAC DEVILLE 93, White
RANGER JON BOAT 16' HONDA FOREMAN '05- 500 w/white leather, 4 dr- all
Good cond., 2hp Evinrude, elec shift, 37hrs, $5000or pwr., new A/ Excellent
Hustler trailer, many extras best offer (863)673-2388 cond. $3800 (239)850-2299
$1500(863)675-3960 JOHN DEERE GATOR 4x2. CHEVY CAMARO RS '97
TRANSOME For a pontoon Needs minor work. $800 Conv., Runs good, needs
Good condition $80. (863)801-1666 brake work $1200.
(863)357-6617 SCOOTER: Eleclric Chariot, (863)673-3513 LaBelle
Stand up style. Rechargeable 'CHEVY CAPRICE STATION
mp1 Battery. Similar to Segway. WAGON, '92, extra clean, 9
New. $525 (863)610-1120 passenger, 1 owner, loaded,
CHEVY MOTORHOME '86, $2500. (828)586-3465
23', Rally Jamboree. Good How last can your cap CHEVY CAVALIER '88 Looks
shape. Ready to use. $4000. go? It can go even master Bad, Runs good. Used for
or best offer (863)532-1751 when you sell It n the work transportation to the
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High- classifleds. coast. $500 (863)467-0890
top, Mechanically restored, rai CHEVY CAVALIER '98 2dr,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for 3 red, very pretty, new brakes,
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist. $3500 or best offer
COACHMEN '91, 33', good (863)357-0406
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER cond., orig. owner, only towed
mounts to back of moto- 1600 miles, $4500 firm. CHEVY CHEVETTE '81, 64K
rhome. Good condition, Ask- (863)612-0515 Iv. msg. original miles. 28-35 mpg.
ing $350 (863)824-0801 Good shape. Asking $1200
m -- - I READING A NEWSPAPER Call (863)675-1775
HELPS YOU GET DODGE INTREPID 1995 -
ssie INVOLVED IN THE Needs transmission. $400 or
COMMUNITY best offer. (863)612-6101
MARINE RADIO Standard i-- DODGE INTREPID ES '00-Ext
Horizon Eclipse + VHF ra- & t in fair cond, run s bu Ext
dio, NEW, perfect Christmas t rc rut
gift $80 (863)357-3779 needs eng work. $1500 or
Te ase r t best offer. (863)990-5431
The classics are the OLDS CUTLASS 1988 $800
most successful sales- or best offer. (863)801-5485
person In town.
SATURN ION 2007 Take
i over payments. Call
(863)675-0998 for more in-
formation.
FIRE HOSE Good Dock j w. TOYOTA CRESEDA '81 runs,
Bumpers. $10 o wonder newspaper won't start, $500 or best of-
(863)763-1997 r ds hve ,'ior, fu fer (863)763-3735


JEEP CJ5, '80-'81 4wd,
manual, runs & drives good,
no title, exc. hunting vehicle, i'
$3500 neg. (863)634-5382 GOLF CAP
JEEP WRANGLER '95 4 cyl,
5 spd, 4x4, a/c, cd( very
good condition. $4500
(863)223-1800 not after 9p
Sherri Enfinger, Manager
86376
315 S.ParrottAvenue-
CLUB CAR 'Carry All II Plus,
reconditioned, large gas en- I I
gine, dumped, $3995
(863)843-0062
(863)843-00622 ARE FIBERGLASS LID in
CLUB CAR '95- reconditioned, Dark Stone Brown, off '06
gas, $1695 (863)843-0062 F350, 6.5 ft bed, like new,
S$450 neg (863)763-8447
CHEVY CIO 1991 Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mls.
AMPLIFIERS (2) JBL 1201, Gas saver. Excellent condi-
$500 or best offer, tion. $2500 (772)332-5804
(863)214-3427
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 6
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES cyl good shape, $2000 or
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En- best offer (863)634-2582
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
CHEVY SlO PU '97- black,
COVER For trucks, vans & 4x4 auto, good condition,
sport utility vehicles, like $3000(863)763-4987
new. $25 (863)763-0669
ENGINE '77, 440 Dodge 8 .t
cyl big block with transmis-
sion. Runs excellent. $300
or best offer. (863)675-7963
F250 TRUCK PARTS '97, ft
4x4, No engine or title. b
$1000 772-359-2923 or s i
863-467-5401 (.
GRILL '06-Current Chrysler .i !"
300 C stock grill, excellent .
shape. $65 or best offer. ,
(863)634-4698 3
RADIO BEZEL For navigation 5 b '
radio, great shape, wood $ 0
grain, inclds power outlet/cig :
lighter $80 (863)634-4698
RIMS & TIRES- New 20" N
Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
$600 (239)707-4407
RUNNING BOARDS Ford, fits
99-up Super Duty Crew Cab .
PU. Brand new, asking 7
$450/neg. (863)697-0328
RUNNING BOARDS, off of .,,. ,
Ford F250 Crew Cab, black,
for 4 dr, $100.
TAILGATE Fits F350, blue sil- ,' a- .
ver $400 (772)873-8399 !-' .
TRUCK TOPPER Fiberglass. ,
Off '86 F-150. 8 Ft. Very B
good condition. $100 -- '" "
(863)675-2653
TRUCK TOPPER Leer Crown, J il O i'
fits '94-'02 Dodge Ram, 8' 5 l' ['
bed, fiberglass, needs paint. T',
$150 neg. (239)826-6382 i ', .,\'1,
WHEELS 20", 8 lug with Nitto \ 1 W plPI'
tires, chrome, off of Chevy
3/4 ton, $600. "
(863)763-4098 Iv. msg. ,
WHEELS (4)--16", 8 lug Che- ,.,. .
vy, Amer Racing w/almost .
brand new 285-75-r16 tires. i
$700 neg (863)801-1683 Ai' W 6 11


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DODGE PICKUP '93 asking
$650 (239)324-3313 Im-
mokalee
DODGE P/U '84 6 cyl, 4 spd,
new alt, dist, clutch, shocks,
runs good, good tires.
$1200 neg (863)634-9074
FORD F150 '77, 4x4, Needs
work. $900. (239)462-1564
FORD F150 '87 needs work,
$600 firm (863)467-7197.
FORD F250 '84, $1000.
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FORD F150 '94 Eddie Bauer,
Cold AC, ext cab, tires re-
cently replaced, great work
truck $2800 (239)633-0504
FORD F350 '94 diesel dually,
4dr, 2 wh drive, AC/Radio
works great, auto, flatbed,
$5000 (863)673-3076
FORD RANGER XLT '93 Su-
per 4.0, auto, runs good,
needs trans work. $1000 or
best offer (239)503-7653
TONNEA COVER Fiberglass,
Arizona Beige, fits 99 Current
Ford Super Duty Shortbed,
$450 (863)227-1698
TRUCK TOPPER with side
tool boxes Fits Chevrolet
trucks $1000.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801

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ISUZU TROOPER LS '96,
4X4, Auto., Leather, 3.2 L
V6, 154K mi., White, $2500.
or best offer. (863)227-1595
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '88 -
2 door, 4.0 liter, 2wd, runs.
$450 (863)304-3508 leave
message
JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER,
'91 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)983-7788
JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER
'91 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)228-5044



BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
w/shelving, Top ladder rack.
Excellent condition. $2000.
(863)357-5754
CAR TRAILER Tandem hid-
den ramps, sport rims, elec-
tric brakes, winch. $2000
(863)357-3305
TRAILER New, 14 ft tandem
drop axle, heavy duty. $1200
(772)342-7304
TRAILER New, 20 ft tandem
drop axle, heavy duty. $1500
(772)342-7304
UTIL. TRAILER '05, Covered
Trailer, 12', Single axle,
$2500. or best offer.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801
UTILITY TRAILER 16 Ft.,
Dual axle. Spare tires includ-
ed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)673-3076
UTILITY TRAILER Metal roof,
dual axle. Good condition.
7 12x7Ox10' w/tongue 17'
$380. (863)467-9800

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DODGE CARAVAN '94 101K,
4 new tires, runs great, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)673-4182
DODGE CARAVAN SPORT, '97
S new water pump, 3.3 mtr.,
cold air, Alpine radio, $3500
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 07-181-CP
IN RE: 'ESTATE OF
PAUL CORDELL ROBERTS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of PAUL
.CORDELL ROBERTS, deceased,
whose date of death was August 17,
2007, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 25 E.
Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are
set loilh below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the Decedent's Estate, on
whom. a copy of this Notice has been
served, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the Oecedent'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 SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
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 November 15, 2007.
Personal Representative
KAREN E HOWELL
PO. Box 5158
Immokalee, FL 34143
Bruce D. Green
Attorney for Karen E Howell
Florida Bar No. 260533


GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP
1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239) 936-7200
Fax: (239)936-7997
248173 CGS 11/22,29/07
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
12/15/2007 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Dive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
Linda Wright Martin-Unit #201
Furniture, Beds & Misc. Items
Rachel Puente- Unit #L-38
Copying Machine, Washer, Table Saw
Vickl McGinnis- Unit #E-18
Furniture, TV & Misc. Items
Armando Castillo Unit #X-9
Misc. Items
Hope Clsnero Unit #611
Mattrseses, Baby Bed & Misc Items
Elleen Raulerson Unit #816
Misc. Items
250469 CN 11/29;12/06/07


I Pbic Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO, 05-CA-280
UCN: 222005CA000280XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK. NA. AS TRUS-
TEE FOR IHE BENEFIT OF THE CER-
TIFICATE HOLDERS, PARK PLACE
SECURITIES. INC. ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2005-WCW2,
Plaintifl,
vs.
JOSEPH ENCINOSA, et al.,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated May 16, 2007, and
entered in Case No, 05-CA-280 UCN:
222005CA000280XXXXXX of the Cir-
cuit Court in and for Glades County,
Flonda, wherein Wells Fargo Bank,
N.A., as Trustee for the Benefit of the
Certificate Holders, Park Place Se-
curities, Inc, Asset-Backed Pass-
Through Certificates Series
2005-WCW2 is Plaintiff and Joseph
Encinosa; Argent Mortgage Company,
LLC; Unknown Tenant NO. 1; Un-
known Tenant No. 2; and All Unknown
Parties Claiming Interests By, Through,
Under Or Against A Named Defendant
to This Action, or Having or Claiming
to Have Any Right, Title or Interest in
the Property Herein Described are De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the Front Steps
of the Glades County Courthouse, 500
Avenue J. Moore Haven, Florida 33471
at Glades County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. onthe 20th day of Dec., 2007,
the following described property as set
forth in said Order or Final judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 67, GLADES LITTLE RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 22, 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 AFIER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the court not later than five
business days prior to the proceeding
at the Glades County Courthouse,
Telephone 863-946-0113 or
1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Ser-
vice.
DATED at Moore Haven, Florida, on
11/21/07.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOVE S. PLATT,
Deceased.
File No. 07CP52
Division PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LOUVE S. PLATT, deceased, File Num-
ber 07CP52 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County. Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is:
P 0. Box 10, Moore Haven, Forida
33471.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Rep-
resentative attorney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
" TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first Publication of this
notice is November 29, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0962694
417 West Sugariand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1973
Personal Representative:
R. ALAN HAMMOCK
5040 East C.R. 720 SE
Moore Haven, FL 33471
249427 CN 11/29;12/6/07
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday November 29 2007 at 5:00
P.M. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
250193 CB/CGS 11/29/2Q07
NOTICE OF LIEN SALE
Larry's Secure Storage, 462 E. Main
Street, Pahokee, FL will sell the fol-
lowing at a public sale for CASH only:
Unit A2, Carmona Henderson, house-
hold & personal items; Unit AS, Felicia
Burse, household & personal Items;
Unit B5, Patricia Harvey, household &
personal items; Unit B6 Verse Hill,
household & personal items: Unit B8,
Melvin Patterson, household & person-
al items: Unit #17 Kenneth Bain,
household, personal items & tools.
SALE DATE: Saturday, December 8,
2007 7:00 AM 11:00 AM only at
Larry's Secure Storage, 462 E. Main
Street, Pahokee, FL 33476.
25038 BGS 11/29;12/06/07
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 7, 2007
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Veronica Bettard:
4 Mattresses, living room furniture,
washer & dryer, 2 dining room chairs,
1 dresser, misc. household items.
250344 BGS11/29;12/6/07

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fieds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff
vs
CASE NO. 07-908CA
MARK BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR:
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK
BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR: IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRRIED, AND IF DECEASED.
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S): UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENATN #2
Delendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARK BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK
BLAIR AK/A MARK A. BLAIR; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy there of
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 9, BLOCK 2130, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORD IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A
5017 SPINNAKER RD.
LABELLE, FL 33935
II you file to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded inlhe Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 20th day
of November, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By A. Holsbeke
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding- If Ih-.,in, impaired, please
call i..nnl', ;'. I (TDD) or
(800)955-8170 (voice), via Flonda Re-
lay Service.
250174 CN 11/29;12/06/07

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK.
Plantiff
vs.
CASE NO. 07-907 CA
MARK BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK
BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID EFENDANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTIS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARK BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK
BLAIR AK/A MARK A BLAIR: IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy there of
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 13, BLOCK 2316, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 9, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORD IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 144, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA
AK/A
8121 LIFE CIRCLE
LABELLE, FL 33935
I you file to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition
DATED at HENDRY County this 26th day
of November, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/s/SHammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-,
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If bearing impaired, please
call (800)955-9771 (TDD) or
(800)955-8770 (voice), via Flonda Re-
lay Service,
250517 CN 11/29;12/06/07

PrBLI. N OTIC e
On October 15, 2007, Oscar Aguero
Ministry, tendered to the Federal
Communications Commission an
application for a construction permit
for a new Class A FM radio station
to operate on 91.3 MHz, serving the
community of Lakeport, Fl. The call
letters of this station have not yet
been assigned. The proposed
transmitter address is located near
Harney Pond Rd. State Road 721(a)
and Harney Canal Rd. NW. The pro-
posed height of the station broad-
cast antenna is 37 meters above
ground level with an effective radi-
ated power of 2.5 kilowatts. The
station's studio will be located in
Lakeport, Ft. Copies of the applica-
tion and related material are
available for public inspection at
Glade County Public Library, 201
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, FI
33471 .The Board Members are Os-
car Aguero, Stella Aguero, Diego
Aguero, Fernando Castro, Maximo
Sotelo, Hector Perez, Javier Rodrl-
quez, Yader Simpson, Rene Betan-
court, and Eliam Sauczuk.
248779 GCD 11/22,29;12/06/07


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


8I P bi o i I


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 12/11/07
SUBJECT AREA: 519 Income Sheltered Programs
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
income sheltered programs.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY. 112.21, 1001.49, 1001.51, 100.42 AND 100.43
ES,
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 112.21, 1001,41, 1001,49, 1001,51,
1001,42 AND 1001,43 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for income shel-
tered programs.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on December 11, 2007.
Notice: Any persons who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal fr a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submittedto the Superintendent
of School, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding, The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courtlhouse, LaBelle, Florida 3935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: II the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), F.S.
245879 CN 11/15,22,29 CB 11/29/07

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Oscar Moreno Trust (Bethea Grove) PO Box 770217, Miami, FL 33177, has submit-
ted Application 071008-17 for a Water Use Permit to Irrigate 125 acres of agricul-
tural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the
project is located in Section 27, Township 48 South, Range 31 East.
Moreno Farms Inc (Felda/Tanner Grove) PO Box 770217, Miami, FL 33177, has
submitted Application 071009-3 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 144 acres of
agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from groundwater and the project
is located in Section 17, Township 45 South, Range 29 East,
US Sugar Corporation (Clewiston Water Treatment Plant) 111 Ponce de Leon Ave,
Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 071012-8 for modification of
Water Use Permit 26-00024-W for a public water supply to service 54,200 acres.
The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamlami Aquifer and Lake Okeecho-
bee and the project is located in Section 21, Township 43 South, Range 34 East.
Half Circle L Ranch, 2424 Thorp Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142, has submitted Applica-
tion 071016-14 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 1473 acres of agricultural
lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the Sur-
ficial Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 16-21, 28, 30, Township 46
South, Range 31 East.
SamAnn Farms (Grainger-lmmokalee Farms) 10009 Clubhouse Dr, Bradenton, FL
34202, has submitted Application 071016-9 for modification of Water Use Permit
11-00147-W to irrigate 437 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the Water Table Aquifer and the pro-
ject is located in Sections 19, 30, 31, Township 46 South. Range 31 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn.: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM with-
in 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in orter to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
250155 CN11/29/07

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Moore Haven Mining and Land Development LLC (Mid Oaks Mine) 40800 Cook
Brown Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 33950, has submitted Application 071026-14 for a
Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn
from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sechon 32, Township
42 South, Range 31 East.
Seminole Tribe of Florida Holdings Ltd (St Thomas Ranch Properties) 6300 Stiling
Rd, Hollywood,.FL 33024, has submitted Application 071031-6 for a Water Use
Permit to irrigate 1000 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn
from the Surficial and Floridan Aquifers and the L-59 Canal and the project is lo-
cated in Sections 12, 13, Township 40 South, Range 32 East.
Seminole Tribe of Florida Holdings Ltd (Clicks Properties) 6300 Stirling Rd, Holly-
wood, FL 33024, has submitted Application 071031-7 for a Water Use Permit to
irrigate 241.43 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from Har-
ney Pond and the C-41 Canal and the project is located in Sections 12,13, Town-
ship 40 South, Range 32 East.
City of Moore Haven (Municipal Water Supply Area) PO Box 399, Riverside Dr,
Moore Haven, FL 33471, has submitted Application 071031-8 for modification of
Water Use Permit 22-00045-W for a public water supply to service 640 acres.
The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquifer and the project is located in
Section 34, Township 41 South, Range 31 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn.: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM with-
in 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore alter
reviewing the staff report.
250158 GCD 11/29/07

INVITATION TO BID
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids for the construction of the new Clewis-
ton Public Works Utilities Maintenance Facility to be located at 1200 South Olym-
pia Street, Clewiston, Florida.
Bidding firms must hold all required applicable licenses in good standing. If bidder
is a corporation, a current and active charter must be provided with Its bid. Evi-
dence of insurance is also required.
Requests for documents must be made in person or in writing, A maximum of three
sets of bidding documents can be obtained upon Architect's receipt of a re-
fundable deposit by certified check, in the amount of $100.00 for each set. De-
posit will be refunded when bidding documents are retumed complete,
undamaged, unmarked and reusable, within seven days of bid opening Bid
documents may be obtained at the office of A & R Architects, PA., 3850 Colonial
Blvd., Suite 200, Fort Myers, Florida 33966; telephone 239-278-5300: facsimile
239-425-2300. A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, 1200 South
Olympia Street, Clewiston, Florida at 10:00 am, Tuesday November 20, 2007. All
bidders are encouraged to attend.
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at Clewiston
City Hall located at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewlston, Florida 33440 and
opened shortly thereafter. Bids received after the required date and time will be
returned to the bidder unopened. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to reject
any or all bids, with or without cause, and waive any or all Irregularities and infor-
malities for any reason and accept bids that in its judgment will be in the best in-
terest of The City of Clewiston. Bidders not receiving a contract award shall not
be entitled to recover any costs of bid preparation.
243280 CN 10/18;11/1,15,29/07

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000149
STA 5 MAINTENANCE DREDGING, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, for STA 5 Maintenance Dredging, Hendry County, FL on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 8, 2008 at 2:3D p.m, local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read, This project consists of providing all labor, materials
and equipment necessary to: remove sediments within the L-3 Borrow Canal (ap-
proximately 1.9 miles) and STA-5 Spreader Canals (approximately 2.1 miles for
each the north and south spreader canals) immediately upstream of STA-5 inflow
structures with said work in the L-3 Borrow Canal through the use of an environ-
mental mechanical dredge or a hydraulic dredge, An OPTIONAL pre-bid confer-
ence will be held at Clewiston Field Station on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
at 10:00 a.m. 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. For directions call
(863) 983-1431.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a CO for
$5.00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour
BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to atend the bid opening. In-
formation on the status hs solicitation be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
250161 CN 11/29/07

PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT


All meetings are held at the office of the district located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle, FL. for information call 863-675-5770.
Regular Meeting Schedule
October 1,2007 September 30, 2008
The November meeting will be held on November 29th at 6:00 PM.
Meetings to be held the 4h Thursday of each month for the following months:
January 24th at 6:00 PM
March 27th at 6:00 PM.
May 22nd at 6:00 PM.
July 24h at 6:00 PM.
The Budget process requires three advertised meetings which would be held in June
and September for a total of eight meetings per year
William Dunbar
Chairman
250418 CBU CGS 11/29/07


Sports News in Brief


Bassbusters to host

'Toy tourney'
Bassbusters Florida will host the annual
"Toys for kids" bass fishing tournament on
Sunday, Dec. 2, in Clewiston. The tourna-
ment will begin at safelight and last weigh
- in will be at 3 p.m. Entry fee for the one-
day tourney is,$50 and two new toys. For an
entry form or for more information, please
visit the web site at: www.bassbusters-
florida.com or call Chris Fickey at (941)
232-9539.


Cougars announce

end of season banquet
Clewiston Cougars will be closing out
it's 2007 season on Saturday, Dec. 1, with a
banquet to be held at the John Boy Audito-
rium from 6 until 9 p.m. We are asking all
cheerleaders, football players, two family
members per player and coaches to come
out and enjoy the fun.
The 2007 Board members would like to
thank all the volunteers, coaches, cheer-
leaders and football players for all their
hard work. We would especially like to
congratulate Coach Emanuel Terry; his as-
sistants and the Tiny Mites who had an un-
defeated season. We also want to congrat-
ulate Coach Charles Felton, Rob, Dwayne,
Kenny and the Pee Wees for winning sec-
ond place for the Peace River Conference;
the Jr. Midgets and Head Coach James Big-
ham, Keith, Johnny, Melvin and William
who also won second runner up for the
Peace River Conference. Both teams made
it to the second round of playoffs.
We will be electing board members on
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Clewiston Cougar locker room. Anyone in-
terested in volunteering your time for the
2008 season, please come out.
If you need any additional information,
please call April White (863) 228-7887 or
Ellen Clemmons (863) 228-9116.


Santa arrives at

Hendry Speedway
A smashing good time is what will be
had at the second annual "Santa Surprise
Demolition Derby and Races" which will
be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the New
Hendry County Speedway. Santa will arrive
in a racecar and will be giving out presents
from his big bag of goodies.
The Demolition Derby will be held on
the front straightaway and always "wows"
the fans. A $1,000 prize will be awarded for
the last car running. Racing will consist of
the Sportsmen, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks,
Bombers, Mini Stocks, 4 cylinder Bomb-
ers and Junior Mini Divisions, as well as
Go Karts and Lawn Mower racing. Racing
starts at 6:30 p.m. under the bright stadium
lighting. Go to www.newhendrycoun-
tyspeedway.com for more information or
directions.


Hog hunt permits

available soon
FWC announces a notice of intent to is-
sue permits for purpose of controlling the
feral hog population and to control eco-
logical values on Fisheating Creek Wildlife


Management Area.
Twenty-five permits will be issued for
each of two time periods, the first for Dec.
14-16 and the second, Dec. 21-23.
Permits will be issued on a first come,
first served basis at the Fisheating Creek
WMA check-station at the FEC Camp-
ground located on U.S. Hwy. 27 in Palm-
dale, on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 10
a.m.
For additional information you may
contact the Fisheating Creek WMA office
at (863)946-1194.


Fishing club

seeks volunteers
Big O Bassmasters is a fishing club that
also strives to be of service to its commu-
nity through donations with the help of
many sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the club at
(863) 227-0315 or (863) 946-3100 and in-
quire about membership. We meet once
a month on a Monday night at the library
meeting room in Moore Haven with an in-
ter club fishing tournament on the follow-
ing Sunday. For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.


Coast Guard

makes house calls
. LAKE OKEECHOBEE -- Did you know
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary makes
house calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety equipment
needed on your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A vessel safe-
ty check decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call (863) 467-
3085 to arrange a boat check.


HT3 Outdoors returns

to Clewiston in '07
The Wave Worms HT3 Professional
Bass Tour will be returning to Roland and
Mary Ann Martin's Marina and Resort in
2007. Among one day series events and the
Executive Tour Two-Day events, Clewiston
has been awarded the HT3 2007 Bass Clas-
sic Championship Dec. 2 and 3.


Bass Busters announces

'07 tournament dates
Bass Busters has announced its dates
scheduled for the 2007 fishing tournament
season including the Elite Tournament Se-
ries Silver and Gold Divisions; a Champi-
onship Tournament; Superbucks Tourna-
ment, an end of the year tournament that
guarantees $10,000 to the first prize winner
and the annual Toys for Kids fishing tour-
ney event to be held in December 2007.
All Bass Busters tournaments are held in
Clewiston, with tournament times from
safelight until 3 p.m.
For more information about registra-
tion and exact dates, please visit the Bass
Busters Web site at: www.bassbusters-
florida.com or email: chris@
bassbustersflorida.com.


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holidays, streamlining the process to cre-
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lighting the ease of customized postage.
"The focus is on convenience and a
little creativity," said Anita Bizzotto, USPS
chief marketing officer and executive
vice president. "Customize your holidays
with your own personal take on cards,
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The next big holiday: what it's really about


(or should be)

By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
Now that Thanksgiving is
past, there is another big holi-
day coming, soon.
In the interest of "political
correctness" many people will
say "Happy Holidays" instead of
"Merry Christmas" or something
with a more spiritual tone to it.
The Christian holiday is special
because it is about the Incarna-
tion: God becoming human.
Not too many years ago, I
shared in a question and-answer
session with some health pro-
fessionals and someone asked,
"What is the difference between
a psychiatrist and a psycholo-


gist?" I imagined an answer that
could have run on for hours;
talking about training, philoso-
phies of personalities, healing
techniques, un- ,*"
derstandings of
human beings
and on and on. m
Instead, the doc- ."' ""
tor that chose
to answer the
question said
simply "A psy-
chiatrist goes Samuel S.
in deeper, stays Thomas
in longer and
comes out dirtier!" We laughed,
but there was some truth to his
answer. With that theory came
healing. As I thought about it,
I remembered someone else
who went in, stayed awhile;
was affected by it and the of-


fered Himself so that human-
ity might be healed-saved-re-
deemed-given eternal life. That
is Incarnation: that God became
human so that He cpuld "go in"
and stay awhile. He stayed long
enough to accomplish His min-
istry, touching lives and being
touched by the people He met
and served. That is what Christ-
mas is about: incarnation.
Christmas is a story about a
birth and all of the difficulties and
complications that surrounded
it. It is a story about a human
and not-so-human infant, par-
ents, visitors, politics, difficul-
ties, threats and fears, persecu-
tion, and with more hardships
than could be imagined today.
The human life came into the
world in difficulties and ended
with them. Jesus was to be


marked literally and figuratively
for having come here. "Merry
Christmas" is not all sweetness
and light; but about the triumph
of life here even with all of its'
difficulties, setbacks and trage-
dies. Each year the story is read
from the Gospel of Luke (Chap-
ter 2: verses 1-20).
I began this season by think-
ing about this next big holiday
ahead of us and wonder about
the "disconnect" that I see and
have seen for many years. All
too often there is no connection
between all of the planning,.the
gift buying, the merchants wor-
rying, the trips that are planned,
the concern over gas prices, the
meals and who will come to
visit, the sending of cards, the
trees and decorations, and what
it is all about. "All of the above"


is about the Incarnation; about
God Himself coming here and
what it all means. It is about the
beginning of a new hope and
promise for all of us because
He came, stayed awhile, was
affected and healed humanity.
In the midst of all of the busy-
ness, it is so easy to forget why
we have "Christmas" in the first
place. There is a connection
between the gathering of toys
and food to share (and the real
tragedy when someone steals
the toys and food), and the re-
ally thinking hard about just
what to buy someone special,
the invitations to share and the
special meals. It is a way of pay-
ing tribute to the One who has
given us priceless gifts, and who
has shared our meals, and who
has welcomed us by His being


here. For "Christmas" to be re-
ally "Christmas", there must be
a connection between what we
do now and what was done at
that first Christmas. I thank God
for my life and the lives of those
around me; the lives of others I
have met and the lives of those I
have yet to meet; the incarnate,
the "in the flesh" representa-
tives that bear His image. My be-
ing here is a special gift that God
has personally given to me, as
with all of us. It is ever so special
because God Himself "taking on
the very nature of a servant be-
ing made in full human likeness,
and being found in appearance
as a man, He humbled Him-
self and became obedient unto
death ((Philippians 2: 7-8)" and
that's what Christmas is really
all about!


Rudolf was a girl reindeer?


Submitted photo/CCS

Little pumpkins
Clewiston Christian School (CCS) pre-K 3, 4 & 5 visits the Pumpkin Patch at the Methodist
Church in Belle Glade.



Seems everyone is in denial


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
Let's face it! Everyone is in
denial! Our present course is go-
ing to take us straight down the
drain, the same as with all the old
Great Nations in History. We'll
wise up just before we get to the
great falls, but too late then! The
rowers can lay down their oars
.and let the current do the rest.
You're not going to like losing.
President Bush did make a bad
mistake in the war on terrorism.
But the mistake was not his deci-
sion to go to war in Iraq. Bush's
mistake came in his belief that
.this country is the same one his
father fought for in WWII. It is
not!
Back then, we had just come
out of a vicious depression. The
country was steeled by the hard-
ship of that depression, but we
still believed fervently in this
country. We knew that we had
elected our leaders, so it was
our duty to back those leaders.
Therefore, when the war broke
out we came together, rallied be-
hind, and stuck with our leaders,
whether we had voted for them
or not or whether the war was
going badly or not. And war was
just as distasteful and the anguish
just as great then as it is today.
Often there were more casual-
,ties in one day in WW II than we
have had in the entire Iraq war.
But that did not matter. We stuck
with the President because it was
our patriotic duty. Americans put
aside their differences in WW II
and worked together to win that
war. Everyone from every strata
of society, from young to old
pitched in! Small children pulled
little wagons around to gather
scrap metal for the war effort.
Grade school students saved their
pennies to buy stamps for war
bonds to help the effort. I won a
War Bond in a Halloween Penny
Carnival in-Betsy Layne, Ky. Men
who were too old or medically


4F lied about their age or condi-
tion trying their best to join the
military. Women doubled their
work to keep things at home.
Harsh rationing of everything
from gasoline to soap, to but-
ter was imposed, yet there was
very little complaining. You never
heard prominent people on the
radio belittling the President. In-
terestingly enough in those days
there were no fat cat actors and
entertainers who. ran off to visit
and fawn over dictators of hostile
countries and complain to them
about our President. Instead,
they made upbeat movies that
are still aired, and entertained our
troops to help the troops' morale.
And a bunch even enlisted! And
imagine this: Teachers in schools
actually started the day off with
a Pledge of Allegiance and with
prayers for our country and our
troops! Back then, no newspa-
pers would have dared point out
certain weak spots in our cities
where bombs could be set off
to cause the maximum damage.
No newspaper would have dared
complain about what we were
doing to catch spies. A newspa-
per would have been laughed out
of existence if it had complained
that German or Japanese soldiers
were being "tortured" by being
forced to wear women's under-
wear, or subjected to interroga-
tions by a "woman", or being
scared by a dog or did not have
air conditioning.
There were a lot of things dif-
ferent back then. We were not
subjected to a constant bombard-
ment of pornography, perversion
and promiscuity in movies or on
radio. We did not have legions
of crackheadss," dope pushers
and armed gangs roaming the
streets.
No, President Bush did not
make a mistake in his handling
of terrorism. He made a mistake
of believing that we still had the
courage and fortitude of our fa-


theirs. He believed that this was
still the country that our fathers
so dearly to preserve. It is not the
same country! It is now a cross
between Sodom and Gomorrah
and the Land of Oz! We did unite
for a short time after 911, but out
attitude changed when we found
out that defending our country
would require some sacrifices.
We are in great danger! The
terrorists are fanatic Muslims.
They believe that it is okay, even
their duty, to kill anyone who will
not convert to Islam. It has been'
estimated that about one-third
or over three hundred million
Muslims are sympathetic to the
terrorist cause...Hitler and Tojo
combined did not have nearly
that' many potential recruits.
So, we either win it or loose it,
and you're not going to like los-
ing! America is not at war. The
military is at war. America is at
the mall looking for bargains for
Christmas.


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
According to the Alaska De-
partment of Fish and Game,
both male and female reindeer
grow antlers in the summer
each year, but male reindeer
drop their antlers at the be-
ginning of winter, usually late
November to mid-December.
Female reindeer, however, re-
tain their antlers until after they
give birth in the spring. There-
fore, according to every histori-
cal rendition depicting Santa's
reindeer, all of them, from Ru-
dolph to Donner and Blitzen,
had to be a female. Someone
commented, "We should've
known this when they were
able to find- their way," inter-
esting.
Interesting also is the fact
that the Christmas season
highlights a woman God used
to help the world find its way.
For almost 500 years, the
prophecies of God had said
that Messiah would be born
in Bethlehem. There was a
problem, however, Joseph and
Mary lived 90 miles away in
Nazareth. One of the amazing
aspects of the first Christmas
was that Mary would travel
by donkey from Nazareth to
Bethlehem in her ninth month
of pregnancy or that Joseph
would lead her. I've traveled
the Bethlehem road by bus. It's
a narrow winding road through


hills and mountains with steep
cliffs and deep valleys. It's
a hard enough trip to drive,
let alone to
walk with a B
very pregnant
wife. :-
What God
does to get '
Mary and
Joseph to
Bethlehem is
amazing. As John
the Scriptures Hicks
tell us in Luke
2, "In those days Caesar Au-
gustus issued a decree that a
census should be taken of the
entire Roman world -- and ev-
eryone went to his town to reg-
ister. So Joseph also went up
from the town of Nazareth in
Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem,
the town of David, because he
belonged to the house and line
of David."
The man seemingly making
all this happen is the Roman
Emperor, Caesar Augustus.
History tells us that he was not
a very nice man. He was, in
many ways, a monster. But it
is Caesar Augustus who turns
out to be the bit player in the
divine drama. He thinks he's
flexing his muscle with the
universal census, but'this most
powerful man on earth is only
an unsuspecting instrument in
the hands of a sovereign God.
This should give us spe-.
cial encouragement! God will
get His destiny couple to His


destiny place, even if He has
to move an entire empire to
do it! The Christmas story is
God's powerful statement that
God's plans are unstoppable!
The good news is that we are
included in His plans. "I know
the plans I have for you," says
the Lord, "plans to prosper you
and not harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future."
(Jeremiah 29:11)
In your current situation,
it might seem that there is no
way things can turn out right
for you. The money isn't there,
your health isn't there, the rela-
tionship looks impossible, the
job frustrations are mounting,
the mountain isn't moving,
and the answer isn't coming. It
looks as if there's no way for
things to work out, not enough
time for an answer to come.
We need to remember that
we belong to the God whb,
with the stroke of an evil man's
pen, moved an empire to place
Joseph and Mary right where
they were supposed to be. And
God will get His plans for us
accomplished even if He has to
move another empire or god-
less instrument to do so.
Jesus was born in Bethle-
hem. Just getting Him there
was a miracle!' So relax in the
strong arms of the God of Beth-
lehem who will move whatever
He has to move to finish what
He has started in our lives!
That's at the root of what we
celebrate at Christmas!


Church News in Brief


Lighthouse Cafe'
says thanks
The Lighthouse Cafl would
like to thank everyone who
helped out at the pumpkin
patch, sold crafts, purchased
pumpkins, purchased crafts or
just stopped to chat during this





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interdenominational event host-
ed by Community United Meth-
odist Church in Belle Glade.
With your support over 1,200
children enjoyed dancing, sing-
ing, viewing a video on raising
pumpkins, listening to stories,
and just getting dirty playing
in the pumpkin patch. Besides
that over $ 3,900 was raised to
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provide a free meal to those in
need. This is truly an interde-
nominational supported Glades
mission effort. Again thank you
for an event blessed by God.
For additional information on
how you can support the Light-
house caf6 by volunteering your
time or by a donation call (561)
996-5568.


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