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GLADES COUNTY






DEMOCRAT

Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, December 6,2007 Volume 83, Number 24


Glades at
a Glance

Cancer Society hosts
informative meeting
Come and stop by to see
what resources the American
Cancer Society in partnership
with United Way has to offer!
The presentation will take
place at United Way House of
LaBelle, 117 Fort Thompson,
LaBelle, from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available!
For more information,
please call (941) 627-3000, ext.
ill.
Having Cancer is hard. Find-
ing help doesn't have to be.

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 Caloosahatchee is an annu-
al festival sponsored by Moore
Haven Elementary school arid.
the City of Moore Haven. There
will be many food booths, game
booths, craft booths, and local
entertainment throughout the
night. Come and enjoy the fun
and entertainment and view all
of the wonderful decorations
on display in the park! Anyone
interested in having a booth
or providing entertainment
a Christmas on the Caloosa-
hatchee should contact Felinda
Langdale or Susan Prowant at
(863) 946-0737 at Moore Haven
Elementary School.

Christmas bird
count coming up
Birders of all skill levels and
photographers are needed for
the First STA5-Clewiston Christ-
mas Bird Count will be held
from 7 a.m.r6 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 15. Participants will need
to bring their lunch, snacks, and
water. The STA5 Team will meet
at the STA5 gate at 7 a.m. The
West Team will meet at Canon
Hammock at 7 a.m. They will
survey L-1 Canal Road, 835 in
the morning, return to Canon
Hammock for lunch, and sur-
vey a private farm from noon
to 6 p.m. The East Team will
meet at Rogers and Miami Ca-
nal Road at 7 a.m. They will
survey the Miami Canal Road 1
mile south of 827 to the Man-
ley Ditch Levee. The Blumberg
Team will meet at 7 a.m. to
survey Blumberg Road. A post
count dinner will be served at
Camp E-Tu-Makee (17500 CR
835) at 6 p.m. To Join a Team
Contact: Margaret England at
sta5birding@embarqmail.com
or call: (863)-517-0202 or (863)
674-0695


Lake Level

10.23

feet
above sea
level

Index


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Opinion. ......
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Obituaries .....


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SFWMD plans cause concern


Payment in lieu
of taxes inadequate
and short lived

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY -- Pete
Quasius, Audubon Society, ad-
dressed the Glades County Board
of County Commissiones at the
Nov. 26 meeting.
He informed the county about
the continuing progress of the
Kissimmee project and the Calo-


osahatchee River basin pollution
treatment plans. He noted that
the University of Florida plans to
study the Gulf of Mexico and Mis-
sissippi Delta for possible causes
of contamination along the Lee
County coast.
Mr. Quasius commented that
he conversed with state Senator
Dave Aronbeg, and that the sen-
ator is interested in the needs of
Glades County.
Agnes Ramsey and Bonita
Whalen, SFWMD, presented the
board with updates on projects
that will affect Glades County.


The agency has acquired approx-
imately 1,800 acres of prime real
estate with the Caloosahatchee
River as a northern boundary
and S.R. 80 as a southern bound-
ary. The cost of the acreage was
more than $37 million, and Lee
County contributed $10 million
towards its purchase.
Ms. Ramsey told the com-
missioners that a 1,000-foot
deep strip of riverfront would be
set aside for public use, and that
concerns for commercial front-
age on S.R. 80 would be taken
into consideration.


Glades play: Harvest of Voices


Glades Voices
West Glades School cafeteria/stage hosted a play with chamber music titled "Harvest
of Glades Voices" on Nov. 30. Students and local residents learned about the different
groups that shaped the county's history.


Five Glades County middle school students were invited to perform with playwright-ac-
tor-narrator Akin Babatunde, center. From left to right the students are Norman Flem-
ming, Joshua Deese, Hilda Davila, Dustin Chapman, and in front is Kevin Longwell.


Glades County stu-
dent Kevin Longwell
shakes hands with
Akin Babatunde af-
ter the performance
Nov. 30. "Harvest of
Glades Voices" was
funded by the State
of Florida and Florida
Humanities Council.


"Do you know how much
land water management intends
to own in Glades County?" asked
Commissioner Paul Beck.
Ms. Ramsey did not know the
details as of yet.
Mr. Beck had obtained docu-
ments from the property apprais-
er's office which listed deeds that
showed SFWMD as landowner.
Commissioner Donna Storter
Long mentioned that since the
land was no longer taxed and she
wanted to know how much the
land had been worth. It amount-
ed to more than $61 million.


PILT, or Payment In Lieu of
Taxes from the state was dis-
cussed as inadequate, short lived
or easily terminated.The board
was eager to participate in the
decision making with regards to
further acquisition of property,
riverfront and commercial front-
age.
"When do we get a chance
to speak to you about this?" said
Wendell Taylor, county man:
ager.
Ms. Ramsey replied that she
See Decision Page 10


Keynote features
birding in
ancient Florida
Many of the same birds that
are the subject of birders life
lists today were popular among
Florida's first inhabitants, ac-
cording to Dr. Ryan Wheeler,
State Archaeologist, with the
Florida Bureau of Archaeologi-
cal Research. Dr. Wheeler will
give the keynote presentation
during the 2008 Big O Birding
Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26 in the
clubhouse at Glades Resort RV
Park and Marina.
According to Dr. Wheeler,
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bird remains found at archae-
ology sites throughout South
Florida, once home to the Ais,
Calusa, Tequesta, Timucua and
Apalachee people, included
those which would be familiar
to birders today, among them
the Great Blue Heron, Great
Egret, Ruddy Duck, Red-breast-
ed Merganser, Turkey Vulture,
Limp-kin and Royal Tern, as
well as the more unusual;,.like
Great Black backed Gull, Great
Auk and Razorbill.
But while many of these
birds; like fossils recovered
from the Boca Weirsite in Palm
Beach County, were food to
See Birding Page 10


Glades County


history presented


Dr. Andrew Frank
on cattle herding
communities

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN "When
Cattle Was King" is the title of
a lecture heard at the Glades
County Public Library, Nov. 24.
It was presented by Dr. Andrew
Frank, FSU history department,
and is part of a series funded by
the Florida Humanities Coun-


Dr. Frank told the audience
that when he read about Flor-
ida history it generally seemed
to focus on coastal events such
as Flagler's railroad along the
Atlantic coast. The recorded
history of central Florida is less
well documented, especially in
Glades County before 1921.
He reminded listeners that
there was plenty of history tak-
ing place in the norhtwestern
Everglades before this time,
however written accounts are
See History Page 10


Adoption is labor of love


Community profile:
Terri Helfinstine

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY -- Does
it matter where a child comes
from?
If you do not care where a
child or teenager comes from
as long as they receive love,
then you may want to read
this.
Terri Helfinstine works for
Glades County as the 911 Coor-
dinator on the second floor of
the courthouse. Within the last
year she and he( husband, Joe,


have adopted a baby girl.
Terri has known for a long
time that she needed to be a
mommy, and she gladly shares
her experience with others. At
first she was in the process of
adopting from China, but an
acquaintence suggested to her
that there was another way.
Within three days Terri and Joe
were informed about a young
lady who wanted her unborn
child to be adopted.
That was in June 2006. By
October she was present for the
pregnant mother's ultrasound.
That is when she called Joe
and told him they were having
a girl. Here is first hand experi-
ence she volunteered while an-


swearing some questions.
When did you first realize
that you wanted to adopt a
child?
When I was a little girl I
saw a television show called
"China's Lost Daughters"-and I
knew I wanted to adopt a baby.
My mother had to explain to
me that I could only do that
when I became an adult. I was
10 years old then.
What kind of things should
you consider when you make
the decision to adopt?
You need to decide if you are
going to adopt internationally
or domestically, and you need
See Adoption Page 10


Submitted
Meet Joe, Terri and Addison Helfinstine. This photo was taken
on the final day of adoption procedures, June 2007.


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Holidays are an excellent time for comfort foods


The holiday season often
means bringing out traditional
recipes and passing them on to
the next generation. Some people
may try to alter the recipes to a
more "healthy" version. While I
try to cook healthy and eat healthy
most of the year, when it comes
to traditional Christmas cook-
ies, I want the real thing. I want
real butter in my sugar cookies
and real chocolate in my fantasy
fudge. And I put 13 eggs in my
lebkuchen (German gingerbread)
because that's what my grand-
mother's recipe calls for.
It has been my experience that
if I use the traditional "real" ingre-
dients, then the occasional not-
so-healthy treat is more satisfying.
As the saying goes "all things in
moderation, even moderation."
There's another reason I like to
use the traditional ingredients at
least I know what they are. Years
ago, margarine was touted as so
much healthier than real butter.
Then we found out margarine
included transfats not healthy
at all. I just don't trust foods that
have been chemically altered in
an attempt to make them "health-
ier." So many foods that started
out as being advertised as "health-
ier" turned out to be anything but.
Saccharine, cyclamates and trans-
fats were all originally marketed
as being "better" for you than real
sugar and fats.
Too much of anything can be
bad for you. So if you indulge in
some holiday treats, take it easy.
Take your time and really enjoy
what you are eating.
Below you'll find my mother's


with Katrina Elsken


recipe for sugar cookies. S
orated them with colored
and tiny candies, with cocc
Santa's beard and a red
the reindeer's nose. The
can be enjoyed plain. Ifyo
plan to ice them, sprinkle
sugar over the tops of the
before you bake them,
If you have a holiday
you would like to share
can email it to me at ke
newszap.com or mail it to
Elsken c/o Okeechobee
107 SW 17th Street, Okeec
Fla. 34973.
Mom Elsken's
Sugar Cookies
One-half cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
One-half teaspoon
soda
One-half teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons milk
One-half teaspoon
soda
4 and one-half cups flo
ed
1 teaspoon vanilla
Let butter soften in a
place (do not melt the


;he dec-
frosting
onut for
hot for
cookies
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Cream together butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs. Dissolve baking soda
in milk then add to the mix. Add
vanilla. Sift flour and salt together
and add to the cookie dough, a
little at a time, stirring flour into
the mixture. Roll dough into four
balls. If the dough is too thin to roll
into balls, add more flour a little at
a time. Chill the dough balls for at
least two hours (overnight is fine).
Place chilled dough on a floured
surface and roll flat with the roll-
ing pin. Cut into desired shapes.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
until light brown.


Sa little Wash your hands
cookies "Spread the Word. Not the
Germs," is the theme of ads pre-
recipe sented this week by the Depart-
'e, you ment of Health.
lsken@ It's National Hand Washing
Katrina Awareness Week. It was news to
News, me that we actually have a week
:hobee, set aside to honor hand washing,
but it turns out the first National
Hand Washing Awareness Week
was in 1999, inspired by a flu out-
break in Ohio.
"Floridians must take proactive
measures to prevent the spread
of infectious diseases through
simple hand washing with soap
baking and water," Dr. Roberta Ham-
mond, Coordinator for the Food
and Waterborne Disease Program
in the Division of Environmental
baking Health said. "Reviewing and us-
ing these techniques will prepare
)ur, sift- and protect residents of Florida at
all times and especially during the
flu season."
Swarm According to the Centers for
butter). Disease Control and Prevention


(CDC), hand washing is the single
most important means in pre-
venting the spread of infection.
The CDC estimates that 36,000
people die from the flu or flu-like
illness each year, 5,000 people die
from food borne illness each year,
and between 78,000 and 90,000
patients die each year from Hos-
pital Acquired Infections (HAI),
for which a direct link to many of
these deaths is poor hand wash-
ing.
The DOH insists the simple act
of washing your hands can make
a big difference. Two million of 33
million hospital-admitted patients
contract HAls' annually. Each
year, 76 million food borne ill-
nesses result in more than 300,000
hospital admissions. Hand wash-
ing and awareness are important
for nosocomial infection preven-
tion, food safety, school health,
personal health and disease pre-
vention. 164 million school days
are lost due to illness, of which 22
million are due to the common
cold alone.
To keep hands clean, DOH rec-
ommends hand washing:
Before preparing or eating
food;
Before and after tending to
someone who is sick;
Before and after treating a
cut or wound;
After blowing your nose,
coughing or sneezing:
After handling an animal or
animal waste:
After handling garbage:
After going to the bathroom;
and,
After changing diapers or


Slip but do not completely slide


By Mary Ruth Prouty
Hendry County
Health Department
It's the holiday season and
temptations are everywhere to eat
and eat and eat! Then January will
come and our first goal has to be
getting rid of holiday weight. Real-
istically this is not a good time of
the year to work on losing weight
but what about making your goal
not to gain any weight?
Believe it or not there really
aren't that many people who can
eat all they want and never gain
weight. Most people who are at
,a healthy weight watch their por-
-- tions and how much they eat.
Don't panic if you overeat at a
meal. If you eat too much, the
next meal just get back on track
with healthy portions. Don't feel
guilty or think, 'well, I messed
up a little here, so I might as well
mess up royally the rest of the
day.' Don't let it be the trigger to
start on a negative course. It's the
holiday season and we are all go-
ing to 'mess up' at some point!
Watching portion size is al-
ways a must for weight control,
but during the holidays it's espe-
cially easy to eat bigger portions
and more of everything and that
is a major contributor to holiday


Carlson


appointed

The Administration of Wel-
lington Regional Medical Center is
pleased to announce the.appoint-
ment of Melissa Carlson, MD, as
Chairperson of the Board of Gover-
nors, the first female Chairperson
in the hospital's 21-year history.
The appointment is effective im-
mediately through calendar year
2008.
Dr. Carlson, aboard certified ob-
stetrician/gynecologist, has played
an active role in the development
of obstetrical services at Wellington
Regional Medical Center since join-
ing the medical staff in 1999. She
served as Chief of Obstetrics from
2003 through 2004 and is currently
a member-at-large of the Medical
Executive Committee, Chairperson
of the By-laws Committee, and for
the last three years ongoing, has
served as a member of the OB/GYN
Quality Assurance Committee.
Dr. Carlson is an associate of
OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm
Beaches with an office located on
the campus of the hospital. Her as-
sociates include Drs. Steven Fern,
Julie Pass, Jennifer Bevins and
Samuel Falzone. Dr. Carlson is an
active member of many profes-
sional organizations including The
American College of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Florida OB/GYN
Society, Florida Medical Associa-
tion and the Palm Beach Medical
Society.
"The Administration and the
Board of Governors of Wellington
Regional Medical Center is de-
lighted to have Dr. Carlson at the
helm. Her proven leadership abil-
ity, reputation as a fine physician
and commitment to the develop-
ment of hospital services, makes
her a perfect candidate to lead our
governing body into the future,"
said Kevin DiLallo, Chief Executive
Officer.


weight gain. Think about how
big a turkey is, for starters, or the
massive spread of food on Christ-
mas day, or the mountains of hours
d'oeuvres piled up on party ta-
bles, or the heaps of homemade
cookies and cakes. Be aware that
the large amount Of food around
you may prompt you to want
* to eat bigger portions than you
normally would eat. Make a con-
scious decision to eat certain por-
tion sizes and stick to it. Don't be
overwhelmed by the overabun-
dance of food around you.
When it comes to portion
control, the eyes have it. That's


OONCEAI
.PERMM'


because, contrary to the much-
quoted motto, your eyes are not
bigger than your stomach. In fact,
according to several recent stud-
ies, what your eyes see on the,
plate determines a lot to how
much you eat.
For example, if there are 20 ca-
shews in a bowl, you might take
six or seven (52 calories). How-
ever, if there are 50 cashews in a
bowl, you're more likely to take
a handful of 15 (130 calories). In
both cases your eyes will tell your
stomach and mind that you've
had a moderate portion but the
"moderate portion" from the larg-


er bowl has 80 more calories.
In one study grad students at
a Super Bowl party served them-
selves Chex Mix from two different
sized serving bowls. Researchers
observed that those who ate from
the 4-liter bowl consumed 42 per-
cent more of the Chex Mix than
those who ate from the 2-liter
bowl. The more food is available,
the more you will take. Keep that
in the front of your mind this holi-
day season and consciously think
before you decide how much to
put on your plate. Every little bit
helps to reach the goal of not
gaining this season!, i


cleaning up after a child who has
gone to the bathroom.
For more information, online
visit www.henrythehand.com/
pages/content/index.html.
Before making any change
in your diet or exercise plan,


consult your doctor. This
is especially important if
you are on any prescription
drugs. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered
"healthy."


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By Pete Gawda
INI.FLorida
The water shortage is bad and
it is predicted to get worse.
That is the message Carol We-
hle; executive director of South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) gave Friday Nov.
30 to the County Coalition for
Responsible Management of Lake
Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Ca-
loosahatchee Estuaries and Lake
Worth Lagoon.
Ms. Wehle was asked to give
an agency update to the collation,
which is made up of'commis-
sioners representing counties sur-
rounding the lake.
"How can I not talk about the
drought?" she asked.
Florida is not the only state suf-
fering. Ms. Wehle gave an update
on the drought situation around
the southeast. Closer to home,
the director gave a history of the
recent water shortages and water
conservation methods in south
Florida and predicted more of the
same for immediate future.
Ms. Wehle gave a chronologi-
cal, month by month, account of
the current drought and its im-
pact on SFWMD operations. As
the drought proceeded more and
more drastic conservation efforts
were instituted.
The district instituted over 20
drought management teams, such
as a fish kill team. When canals


dry up, fish die. This team handles
problems connected with those
fish kills. Another team deals with
stormwater treatment areas.
"Nurseries get a double wham-
my," Ms. Wehle said. They have
less water to use and the sale of
landscaping plants declines.
In April of this year, for the first
time SFMWD stopped withdrawal
from the water conservation dis-
tricts.
There was some good news as
lake levels continued to drop. The
low lake levels allowed SFWMD
to plan for muck removal from
the lake bottom.
As the drought progressed, the
district allowed temporary wells
to be drilled or deepening of wa-
ter holes for cattle operations. Ms,
Wehle said that calves were sold
early, resulting in lower prices.
The district began to work with
local governments .on water re-
strictions and enforcement
In May the lake drooped to
8.89 feet.
"That was heartbreaking," she
said.
As drought progressed, water
use restrictions increased.
On July 2, the lake dropped to
an all time low of 8.82 feet.
Ms. Wehle discussed the dan-
ger of saltwater intrusion causing
several east coast wells to be at
risk.
In anticipation of deteriorating
conditions, Okeechobee Utility


Authority modified their lake wa-
ter intake so that now the utility
can now draw from a lake level as
low as 3.5 feet.
In June all basins around the
lake went to 45 percent cutback
for agricultural use and the muck
removal began. Around the lake 2
million cubic yard of muck were
removed containing 140 tons of
phosphorous.
"This was one of that lemon-
ade out of lemons project," Ms.
Wehle said.
Torpedo grass and navigation
hazards were also able to be re-
moved due to the extremely low
water level.
By August 11,000 warning
notices and 12,000 citations had
been issued and $400,000 had
been collected civil penalties for
violations of water restrictions.
In anticipation of drier weather
ahead, SFWMD has already asked
the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
for a continued deviation from the
lake regulation schedule.
The average year to date rain-
fall district wide January through
November is 52 inches. The cur-
rent total rainfall January through
December district wide 41.52
inches.
This year's Atlantic storms
brought no rain to south Florida.
Since some time in May Ms.
Wehle said there have been 177
consecutive days of setting all
time low records for particular


days of the year. She predicted
that number that would be a lot
larger when we come out of this
drought. Using a graph she dem-
onstrated that each day the gap
between the previous record low
for a particular day of the year day
and the level for the correspond-
ing day for this year was getting
larger.
The executive director quoted
some predictions that by next
June the lake will be down to
seven feet.
"We have begun planning for
the drought of 2008," she added.
On the brighter side, SFWMD is
planning for more muck removal,
treatment of exotic vegetation and
replanting native vegetation.
"We will be aggressive in
water conservation" Ms. Wehle
pledged. "We can look forward to
increased water restrictions."
She said the district is consider-
ing implement year round conser-
vation methods.
"This year is going to be worse
than last," she predicted.
However, she ended on an
optimistic note. She said that if
residential and agricultural users
do their part in the water conser-
vation program of SFWMD there
will be a stable water supply.
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Water conservation critical as state enters dry season


The 2007 Atlantic hurricane Recent rainfall
season ended Friday, November
30, officially making last month's measures
Tropical Storm Noel as the final SFWMD meteorologists re-
major rain event of the South corded a half-inch of rainfall Dis-
Florida wet season. Tuesday, the trict-wide for November 2007, just
South Florida Water Management 19 percent of the historical average
District (SFWMD) continued to for the month. This marks the re-
advise South Florida residents to gion's fifth driest November since
prepare for a prolonged, severe 1932, just two-tenths of an inch
water shortage with the likeli- more than the record low of 0.30
hood of tighter water restrictions inches reached twice, in Novem-
ahead. ber 1940 and November 1944.
"Forecasts for a drier than nor- District-wide rainfall through
mal dry season are already prov- the first 11 months of 2007 also re-
ing accurate, and with water levels mains well below normal at 41.6
so critically low, now is the time inches an eight-inch deficit rela-
to observe more aggressive water tive to the year-to-date average.
conservation practices," said Car-
ol Ann Wehle, executive director Current Water Levels
of the SFWMD. "There is much Surface water and groundwa-
we can do both inside and out- ter levels across most of the Dis-
side the home to collectively save trict remain unseasonably low
millions of gallons of water each and already are showing signs of
S da,\. Conserl iunl is the simplest, .decline with the start of the dry
cheapest, most elleciive way to "season. The water level in Lake
stretch our water supplies." Kissimmee, for instance, is well


below its regulation schedule
as established by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
At 10.26 feet above see level
this morning, Lake Okeechobee
remains nearly five feet below
its historical average and more
than a foot below previous histor-
ic lows for this time of year. In
fact, water levels in the lake have
been setting new record daily
lows for more than six months.
Lake Okeechobee is the source of
water for 500,000 acres of farm-
land in the Everglades Agricultural
Area and is a primary back-up
supply to more than five million
South Floridians.
Groundwater levels in Lee,
Collier and other west coast coun-
ties are two-to-four feet lower to-
day than this time last year, with
many monitoring wells already in-
side the lowest 10 percent of their
historic water elevations. .With-
out sufficient freshwater in the re-
gional system to prevent saltwater
intrusion, salinity levels in the Up-


per Caloosahatchee Estuary are
high and, should they continue to
climb, are likely to threaten oys-
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College presents arts exhibit


The South Florida Commu-
nity College Museum of Florida
Art and Culture (MOFAC) is
presenting 'a 1 +1 + =Painting,
Sculpture, Charcoals exhibit. The
exhibit features paintings, sculp-
ture, and charcoal drawings by
contemporary artists, and will be
on view Dec. 5-Jan. 17. It is spon-
sored by Highlands Today and
Fountain Village Plaza.
Born in Cuba and arriving
in the United States during Op-
eration Pedro Pan in 1961, Elena
Maza's oil paintings highlight her
travels of Florida throughout her
life, including the Everglades and
Big Cypress, St. John's River in
Jacksonville, and scuba diving in
the Keys.
New England native Mark
Goodenough will exhibit his love
of nature and wildlife with his
bronze and steel sculptures of
Florida's birds. Goodenough's
sculptures are made up of indi-
vidual, hammer-formed pieces
which he then combines to cre-
ate the full sculpture.


Ailyn Hoey began painting and
drawing as a child while explor-
ing the woods, river banks, and
beaver ponds of Vermont. She
was awarded two residencies in
the Everglades. National Park and
in the Big Cypress National Pre-
serve where she developed her
current focus of charcoal land-
scapes. She will exhibit her char-
coal drawings of the Big Cypress
area.
MOFAC is located adjacent to
the SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, Avon Park. It is open to
the public October through May,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday,
12:30 until 4:30 p.m., and by ap-
pointment for group tours. SFCC
Artist and Matinee series patrons
may visit the museum one hour
prior to every performance.
For more information about
the museum and its exhibits and
workshops or to request a muse-
um tour, contact Mollie Doctrow,
curator, MOFAC, at ext. 7240 at
(863) 453-6661, 465-5300, ,773-
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Shake the grocery store blues


Surround yourself with holiday greens


By Dan Culbert,
horticultural agent
UF/IFAS Extension Service
Last week our office had a deep
whiff of fresh-cut evergreens. No,
we have not set up our fresh-cut
Christmas tree, but instead re-
ceived a shipment of fresh cut
green holiday wreaths.
Paula Daniels, one of our lo-
cal 4-H club leaders holds a fund-
raiser with her Bits-n-Spurs Horse
club members. They take orders
in the fall for fresh-evergreen holi-
day decorations. The boxes have
now arrived in Okeechobee. So
if you see one of those beautiful
fresh evergreen wreaths hanging
on the door of a home or busi-
ness, know that they are a sup-
porter of our local 4-H program.
If you missed out on these
pre-ordered holiday items, a visit
to any one of a number of gar-
den centers,,florist shops or retail
stores will put you in front of all
kinds of wreaths and cut green
decorations. Today's column will
give some, background on the
mystery of wreaths plus help you
pick out a quality product. And,
based on some recent emails,
your wreath choice may have a
big impact on local environmen-
tal quality.
Folklore and history of
wreaths
First off, what's with these
round-shaped rings of holiday
greens? I checked a few sources
that all point to the Greeks and
Romans who first awarded prizes
made of rings of plant materials.
Athletes received Laurel wreaths;
military hero's earned wreaths
made from olive branches, while
the aristocracy added jewels to
"wreaths" of precious metals,
creating a crown. (Corona in Lat-
in means wreath.) These signs of
victory would be hung on doors
- and this is the basis of hanging
wreaths on doors.
Wreaths are a circle, without
beginning or end, that can sym-


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bolize eternity and hope. Dur-
ing winter, ancient Europeans
brought these circular shaped
bundles of evergreens indoors,
and added candles as signs of
hope for the return of spring. The
green colors and circular shape
symbolized everlasting life.
Early Christians adopted these
symbols. By the 16th century,
Catholics and Protestants used
these symbols to celebrate their
Advent hopes by creating "Advent
wreaths". These are rounded
sprigs of evergreens with four
candles (three purple, one pink)
that are lit once each week thor-
ough the Advent season. A cen-
tral candle is lit on Christmas Eve.
Wreaths use many different
types of vegetation. To Christians,
the prickly holly may be a re-
minder of the Cross, and decora-
tions of nuts, pinecones and other
seedpods symbolize resurrection
and life. During the Victorian era,
lavish holiday arrangements were
created using such greens such
as ivy, hemlock, yew, laurel, and
bay.
In the 1800's, an American
custom was to use evergreens
boughs as memorials, weaving
the branches into wreaths, Christ-
mas stars, and crosses for graves.
Later in the season, these decora-
tions would be removed from the
cemeteries by family members
and brought home.
This tradition of using wreaths
to decorate gravesites continues
today. A national campaign began
15 years ago, when a wreath mak-
er in Maine took extra wreaths to
the Arlington National Cemetery
in Washington, D.C. Wreaths
Across America is now a national
effort to do the same all over the


country. On Saturday, Dec. 15,
at noon, (EST), wreathes will be
provided locally at the South Flor-
ida VA National Cemetery in Lake
Worth and Royal Palm Memorial
Gardens in West Palm Beach.
In the early 1900's natural foli-
age and greens had become less
available in some areas, so artifi-
cial Christmas foliage was begun
to be used. Realistic plastic holly,
evergreen, and berries were
among these early reproductions,
and in the early 1960's, silk and
vinyl decorations were used as
life like Christmas decorations.
Dangerous exotic decorations
Today it seems that markets
are encouraging the use of dif-
ferent, exotic plant materials in
holiday decorations. This past
week I received several e-mails
about the use of "tallowberries
and pepperberries" in Christmas
wreaths and other holiday deco-
rations. While they may look at-
tractive and seasonal, these are
a problem: these are the seed of
two terribly invasive plants that
are impacting our own Florida
Yards.
The white "popcorn-like" tal-
lowberries are seed of the Chi-
nese Tallow tree. Pepperberries
are the small red clusters of the
Brazilian peppertree or it Cali-
fornia cousin, the Peruvian pep-
pertree. We know what pepper-
trees will do, in southern Florida.
Ask anyone in Northern Florida
or any other southeastern state
about the popcorn tree they will
tell the same sad story of trees
taking over our native lands. This
is why it is illegal to sell either of
these in Florida.
Imagine a Christmas wreath
that is discarded in the back com-
post pile. The pepperberries and
tallowberries can sprout and cre-
ate problems. Some of our con-
cerned park managers have been
trying to find out if these products
contain real or artificial examples
of these seed,, or if they are real,
if they have been freeze-dried or


otherwise treated to make them
incapable of growing. My advice
to person buying these decora-
tions ask the vendor if these
seed can grow and if they can't
tell you, take your business else-
where.
And a final word of cau-
tion about the artificial versions
- there has been some concern
that some imported artificial
greens may contain high concen-
trations of lead-based colorants.
Again, buyer beware.
Fresh wreath care
So buy that fresh green wreath,
and enjoy. To keep it longer, don't
hang it where bright sunshine will
reach the foliage. Fresh green
wreaths last longer if displayed
outside the home the inside
home environment is drier and
moisture will be drawn out of the
cut greens. Spraying the wreath
daily with a spray bottle of water
will keep it fresher for a longer
period of time. Keep them cool
and shady for the longest lasting
results.
The traditional placement on
the front door may not be the
ideal place, as eventually the
needles will fall on to the door-
step, allowing them to be tracked
indoors. Wreaths can be hung on
bare walls near the front door for
equally attractive placement: Use
a piece of clear fishing line strung
across a wall this can provide
a suitable hanger, and fashion a
short piece of a wire coat hanger
bend into an s-shape to hang the
wreath on this invisible string.
After the holidays,' wreaths
made of cut greens can be dried
and may continue to be used un-
til too many needles fall off the
branches. Disassemble and place
the branches in yard trash col-
lection piles, add them to com-
post piles in your Florida Yard, or
break up the branches and add
it to mulched areas of your land-
scape.


How many trips do you make
each week to the store? The an-
swer should be ONE. Even an
extra trip to pick up a gallon of
milk is too much--it's not going
to go bad, so why not stock up?
Now don't go mailing me ex-
plaining your space limitations.
Obvlousl\, if that' is truly the case
(and you've eliminated the "sci-
ence project" leftovers taking up
+ valuable space in the fridge) you
have my blessing. But for the rest
of us, once is absolutely enough.
I cannot emphasize how impor-
tanftthis is. Staying out of the store
will help us keep our finances in
order and give us more time to -
do the things we want to do.
The way to do this is to have a
plan. It doesn't need to be elabo-
rate, just a simple grocery list that
coincides with what your family
eats (a menu for the week), what
you're running out of and how
much you need of everything. If
you're opening a can of tuna for
lunch, put tuna on the grocery
list--even if you have more in the
pantry! And even if you don't pick
it up this grocery trip, you have at
least made the connection that
you'll need it in the future, it's
written down and it will be re-
membered when it is finally time
for it to be bought. This is how
you keep your pantry perpetually
stocked.
At this point I have to address
the warehouse store. This is NOT
a good place for (a lot of us to
spend their time or their money.
I have yet to meet a woman who


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can go into one of these places'
with a list and not come out with
at least five other purchases be-
cause they were "good deals".
And don't we all just love a deal?
I have more than once called up
a friend to gloat over the good
deal I snagged. There are al-
ways exceptions to the rule, but
for the most part, it's a slippery
slope and if you don't want to fall
down, you must avoid places like
those like the plague.
Here are some signs you've
got a problem with warehouse
stores:
*your purchases are stuffed
under beds in your home be-
cause you don't have the space.
*you're lying to your husband
about what you spent.,
*you're hiding your purchas-
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time to check out hoping you
have the money to buy all the
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PALMDALE The danger of se-
vere wildfires is expected to sig-
nificantly increase because of the
cooler weather, windy conditions
and the dry vegetation. During
this transitional period from wet
summer weather to dry winters,
the native vegetation is entering a
dormant stage. Cooler tempera:
tures and dry air masses quickly
dry out vegetation allowing it to
easily ignite from the smallest
spark.
Your local Florida Division of
Forestry office is urging everyone
to use caution with any outdoor


fires. The public needs to be
aware that outdoor burning has
been the cause of several serious
wildfires in the past. Homeown-
ers who are unsure of how to
burn legally and safely should
contact the local office of the
Florida Division of Forestry or the
locaffire departrent.-
The Division of Forestry is
asking every resident in Glades
County that lives near forested
or wild land areas should make
their homes as safe as possible
from the threat of wildfires by
following FIREWISE guidelines.


Glades at a Glance


Cancer Society hosts
informative gathering
Come and stop by to see
what resources the American
Cancer Society in partnership
with United Way has to offer!
The presentation will take
place at United Way House of
LaBelle, 117 Fort Thompson,
LaBelle, from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available!
For more information, please
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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
Caloosahatchee is an annual
festival sponsored by Moore Ha-
ven Elementary school and the
City of Moore Haven. There will
be many food booths, game
booths, craft booths, and local
entertainment throughout the
night. Come and enjoy the fun
and entertainment and view all
of the wonderful decorations
on display in the park! Anyone
interested in having a booth


or providing entertainment
a Christmas on the Caloosa-
hatchee should contact Felinda
Langdale or Susan Prowant at
(863) 946-0737 at Moore Haven
Elementary School.

Christmas
bird count coming up
Birders of all skill levels and
photographers are needed for
the First STA5-Clewiston Christ-
mas Bird .Count will be held
from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 15. Participants will need
to bring their lunch, snacks, and
water. The STA5 Team will meet
at the STA5 gate at 7 a.m. The
West Team will meet at Canon
Hammock at 7 a.m. They will
survey L-l Canal Road, 835 in
the morning, return to Canon
Hammock for lunch, and sur-
vey a private farm from noon
to 6 p.m. The East Team will
meet at Rogers and Miami Ca-
nal Road at 7 a.rm. They will
survey the Miami Canal Road
1 mile south of 827 to the Man-
ley Ditch Levee. The Blumberg
Team will meet at 7 a.m. to
survey Blumberg Road. A post
count dinner will be served at
Camp E-Tu-Makee (17500 CR
835) at 6 p.m. To Join a Team
Contact: Margaret England at
sta5birding@embarqmail.com


Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Glades County from the National
Weather Service
Lakeport and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind
becoming north around 5 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. East
wind will be around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind will be
around 6 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind
will be around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind will
be between 7 and 9 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.


Structures should be surrounded
by a lean, clean, and green buffer
zone extending outward from the
home at least 30 feet in all direc-
tions. This area should be free of
highly flammable vegetation and
should be well maintained. Accu-
mulated leaves, pine needles and
twigs should be removed from
roofs and gutters. Hazardous ma-
terials including wood, vehicles
and propane tanks, should not
be stored next to the house.
Report all wildfires quickly
to the nearest fire department.
If you see anyone acting suspi-


or call: (863)-517-0202'or (863)
674-0695

Seventh annual Big
0 Birding Festival is
Jan. 25-27, 2008
Many of the same birds which
are the subject of birders life
lists today were popular among
Florida's first inhabitants, ac-
cording to Dr. Ryan Wheeler,
State Archaeologist with the
Florida Bureau of Archaeologi-
cal Research, who will give the
keynote presentation during the
2008 Big O Birding Festival, Sat-
urday, Jan. 26, in the clubhouse


ciously before, during or after a
wildfire has started, please con-
tact the toll free Arson Alert Ho-
tline at 1 800 342 5869. You may
be eligible for a reward of up to
$5,000 for information leading
to the arrest and convection of
woods arsonist.
If you want to know if your
home is at risk for a wildfire, you
can contact the local Division of
Forestry at (863)655-6407 High-
lands or (863)-674-4000 Glades
Counties.


at Glades Resort RV Park and
Marina.
Second session Jan. 24, at 6
p.m. at the Doyle Conner Build-
ing -

Democrats to meet
The 2008 election is just
around the corner. All Glades
County registered Democrats
are encouraged to attend. The
Glades DEC meets every month
on second Tuesday at the library
at 5:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion contact Ellen Hawk Geake
at (863) 983-2962 or (863) 946-
1963.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, December 6, 2007


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Thursday, December 6, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Arrest Report


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

Belle Glade
Jimmy Singleton, 30, of
Southwest Seventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 27,
by PBSO and charged with parole
violation-robbery with a deadly
weapon. No bond was set.
Delphone Lucas, 19, of
Northwest 12"' Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 27, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
contempt of court-violation of
supervised release. No bond was
set.
Christopher Griffin, 23, of
Southwest Sixth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 27,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with possession of violation
of probation-battery and resisting
an officer, marijuana and posses-
sion with intent to sell. No bond
was set.
Levon Williams, 33, of Doro-
thy G Wilford Circle, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 28, by PBSO
on .a warrant charging him with
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana and possession
of narcotic equipment. No bond
was set.
Vontarus Moore, 23, of
Northwest 13"' Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 28, by PBSO
and charged with three counts of
aggravated assault and one count
of battery. He was released on a
surety bond.
Percival Latty, 23, of North-
west 18th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Nov. 28, by The Riviera
Beach Police Dept. on a warrant
charging him with selling cocaine
and battery. No.bond was set.
Terrance Salter, 17, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Nov. 28, by PBSO and
charged with possession of co-
caine. No bond was set.
Selwyn Nurse, 50, of South-
west Ninth' Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 29, by PBSO
and charged with aggravated as-


sault with a deadly weapon and
battery. He was released on a
surety bond and under supervi-
sion.
Willie Terrell, 22, of North-
west Avenue F, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Nov. 29, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with proba-
tion violation-felon in possession
of weapon or ammunition, resist-
ing an office and battery. No bond
was set.
Brian Small, 24, of S.R. 715,
Belle Glade, was arrested on Nov.
29, by PBSO and charged with
burglary and larceny $300-5,000.
No bond was set.
Tanorris Banks, 21, of South-
east Second Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 30, by PBSO
and charged with larceny-$300-
5,000 and armed robbery. No
bond was set.
Tyronie Patterson, 19, of
Southwest Second Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 30,
by PBSO and charged with bur-
glary and larceny-$300-5,000. No
bond was set.
Jeremiah Kitchen, 23, of
Southwest Fifth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 30,
by PBSO on a warrant charg-
ing him with contempt of court-
violation of protection order and
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon. No bond was set.
Herbert Mccoy, 41, of South-
west Ninth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 30, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
probation violation-DUI causing
injury or property damage. NO
bond was set.
Travis Edwards, 18, of North-
west 11"' Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Nov. 30, by PBSO and
charged with robbery with a fire-
arm and fraud. No bond was set.
Tanorris Banks, 21, of South-
east Second Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 30, by PBSO
and charged with probation vio-
lation-grand theft. No bond was
set.
Terencio Hernandez, 19, of
Glade Glen Drive, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 1, by PBSO
and charged with aggravated bat-
tery. No bond was set.

Pahokee
Theodore Thompson, 47,
of Carissa Drive, Pahokee, was
arrested on Nov. 27, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with lar-
ceny-$300-5,000. He was released
on a surety bond.


Sharonda Walker, 37, of
South Barfield Highway, Paho-
kee, was arrested on Nov. 28, by
PBSO and charged with larceny-
$300-5,000. She was released on
a surety bond.
Ernie Daly, 20, of Apelgen
Court, Pahokee, was arrested on
Nov. 28, by PBSO anc charged
with four counts of negligent
manslaughter, fleeing and eluding
the police and vehicular theft. No
bond was set. No bond was set.
Michael Rawls, 25, of Mc-
Clure Road, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Nov. 30, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with simple
assault, probation violation-pos-
session of cocaine and selling co-
caine. No bond was set.
Rommel Molina, 30, of U.S.
Highway 441, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Nov. 30, by PBSO and
charged with lewd and lascivious
behavior. No bond was set.
Elijah Padgett, 18, of Bay Bot-
tom Road, Pahokee, was arrested
on Dec. 1, by PBSO and charged
with aggravated battery. No bond
was set.

South Bay
Willie Hudson, 52, of Azucana
Road Pahokee, was arrested on
Nov. 29, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with throwing a
deadly missile into an occupied
vehicle. No bond was set.

Clewiston
Miracle Baxter, 31, was arrest-
ed Dec. 3 and charged on a war-
rant for VOP felony or community
control. D/S Juan Soto was the ar-
resting officer.
Nelson L. Martinez, 56, was
arrested Dec. 2 and charged with
burglary of a structure, unarmed
without person inside, trespass-


ing and larceny theft between
$300-$5,000. D/S J. Perez was the
arresting officer.
Candido Jesus Rivera, 48, was
arrested Dec. 2 and charged with
burglary of a structure, unarmed
without person inside, trespass-
ing and larceny theft between
$300-$5,000. D/S J. Perez was the
arresting officer.
Henry Coreano, 35, was ar-
rested Dec. 2 and charged on a
warrant for VOP felony or com-
munity. Malqueen Powell was the
arresting officer.
James Edward Cook III, 24,
was arrested Dec. 2 and charged
on a warrant for VOP felony or
community control. Sgt. Teresa
Helmlinger was the arresting of-
ficer.
Adrian Cardenas, 29, was ar-
rested Nov. 30 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation
- habitual offender driving with
a suspended license. D/S Justin.
Smith was the arresting officer.
Alejandro Hermandez, 31, was
arrested Nov. 30 and charged as
a fugitive from justice VOP: pos-
session of methamphetamines,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. The warrant was out of Polk
County. Sgt. Helmlinger was the
arresting officer.
James Cameran Page, 19, was
arrested Nov. 30 and charged as a
fugitive from justice VOP accesso-
ry after the fact. The warrant was
out of Glades County. Sgt. Helm-
linger was the arresting officer.
Juan Carlos Rico, 22, was ar-
rested Nov. 27 and charged with
firing a weapon- discharge from
a vehicle, firing a weapon into a
dwelling, vehicle, building or air-
craft, and possession of a weapon
by a convicted felon or conceal-
ing a weapon. D/S Josh Woods
was the arresting officer.


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Obituaries


Ernest J. Amedee, Jr.
Ernest J. Amedee, Jr., age
62, died on Nov. 28, 2007 in Tal-
lahassee. He was born on Oct.
18, 1945 in New Orleans, La., to
Ernest, Sr. and Hhilda Amedee
He moved to Belle Glade in 1946
where he lived until he graduated
from Belle Glade High School in
1963. he attended Palm Beach
Community College and gradu-
ated from Florida State University,


where he became an avid boost-
er and fan. He enjoyed fishing
and boating, cooking and Florida
State football.
He worked as a probation of-
ficer in Palm Beach County and
as a Federal probation officer in
Dade, Martin and Palm Beach
Counties. He retired in 1995.
He is preceded in death by his
father, Ernest J. Amedee, Sr.
He is survived by his mother,


Submitted photo/CCS

Thanksgiving feast
Clewiston Christian School would like to give a shout out
to everyone who helped make our first annual Thanksgiv-
ing luncheon a huge success. The students were able to
sit with their family friends and teachers and enjoy a true
Thanksgiving dinner.


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Holiday decorations
the Green Thumb Garden Club brought all natural materi-
als to festoon the library with wreaths, trees and garlands
to celebrate this holiday season.


Hilda Amedee of West Palm
Beach; three sisters, Jacqueline
(Ernest) Ciccarone of Gaines-
ville, Fl., Judith (Robert) Abel,
Jr. of Glenville, N.C., ahd Sharon
Courson of Belle Glade. He is also
survived by three nieces and four
nephews.
Mr. Amedee was active in Flor-
ida State Boosters and on the Pas-
toral Council of St. Thomas the
Apostle Catholic Church, Quincy.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at glades Funeral
Chapel, Belle Glade with funeral
mass held at St. Phillip Benizi
Catholic Church, Belle Glade.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested that donation be
sent in Mr. Amedee's memory to
Big Bend Hospice, Inc. 1723 Mah-
an Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla.,
32308 or St. Thomas the Apostle
Catholic Church, P.O. Box 549,
Quincy, FL 32353.

John 'Toby' Brewer
John "Toby" Brewer, age 85,
died Oct. 11, 2007. He was born
on Oct. 2, 1922 in Stuart.
He enlisted in
the United States
Marines on Feb.
19, 1943 to serve
his country. He -
served in the
South Pacific at
Empress Augus- .
ta Bay, Bougain-
ville, British Sol- John
omon Islands, Brewer
December 1943.
He served in Guam, and the Mar-
iana's Islands in July of 1944, and
was discharged Nov. 21, 1945. He
received two Bronze Stars, and a
Purple Heart, along with an Hon-
orable Service Lapel Pin.
He was a cowpuncher, rid-
ing the range on a horse; round-
ing up and branding cattle. He
worked for Lykes Bros, Inc. for
25 years. He lived in Palmdale,
during this time. After retiring
from Lykes Bros., Inc., he moved
to Jasper, Fla., where he worked
at Arky Roger's Hunting Camp,
south of Jasper.
He is survived by one sister,
Francis (Brewer) Roberts of Le-
high Acres. In addition, he is
survived by a host of family and
friends in the Glades, Hendry,
Okeechobee area and Jasper,
Fla.
Services were held on Friday,
Oct. 19, at the Calvary Baptist
Church in Jasper. Internment is at
the Florida National Cemetery, in
Bushnell.
In lieu of flowers a memorial


Roger L. Simonson
Roger L. Simonson, age 61, of
Pahokee, died on Nov. 27, 2007,
at Glades Health Care Center in
PaHokee from complications of
Alzheimer's Disease.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1946
to Robert and Bernice Simonson
in Pahokee. He graduated from
Pahokee High School in 1964 and
Florida Southern College in 1969.
Following college, he served 6
years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
For many years, he worked as a
sales representative for agricul-


ture and industrial equipment
and fertilizer sales.
He is survived by his brother,
David (Sandy), his nephew, Kent
(Vallie) of Bozeman, Mont.; a
neice, Kassie (Randy) Rich of
West Palm Beach; great nephew,
and niece Robert and Olivia Si-
monson, along with many cous-
ins and beloved friends.
Contributions may be made in
Roger's memory to Alzheimer's
Association, 800 Northpoint Park-
way, West Palm Beach, 33407
(561) 683-2700.


fund has been set up at the Calva-
ry Baptist Church, 11320 County
Road 6E, Jasper, 32052.

Ardis B. Hall
Ardis B. Hall, age 87, of Clew-
iston, passed away Nov. 19, 2007
in Clewiston.
She was born Oct. 17, 1920 in
Dawson, Ga., the daughter of the
late Charles and Thelma (Bartlett)
Bolton.
Survivors include one son
Malcolm Hall (Sandy) of Clew-
iston, FL and two daughters: Ar-
dis Hammock (Alan) of Moore
Haven, FL, Candace H. Droughy
(Bill) of Kennesaw, GA
Grandchildren: Robert Ham-
mock of Okeechobee, Sarah
Hammock of Clewiston, Lauren
Hall of Clewiston, Lindsay Hall of
Clewiston.
Funeral services were held on
Nov. 20, at First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston with Pastor
John Hicks officiating. Interment
followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery,
Clewiston.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Lloyd Martin Hennum
Lloyd Martin Hennum, age 77,
of Moore Haven, passed away
Nov. 21, 2007 in Fort Myers.
He was born Dec. 31, 1929 in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son
of the late Lloyd and Viola (Ad-
amcheck) Hennum. He served in
the United States Army. Lloyd was
a resident of Moore Haven since
1993 moving from Waukesha,
Wisc., where he owned a Stain-
less Steel Fabricating company.
He designed and installed insti-
tutional kitchens. Lloyd belonged
to the Turkey Creek Yacht Club,
Ortona Community Assoc., and
formerly the South Shore Yacht
Club in Milwaukee.
Survivors include his wife,
Vicki Hennum and one son, Kris
(Diane) Hennum of Doiusman,
Wisc., and two brothers, Gordon
(Nancy) Hennum of New Berlin,
Wisc., Glenn (Louise) Hennum
of Waukesha, Wisc.; one sister,
Joan Brown of Sioux Falls. S.D.,
and many cousins, nieces and
nephews.
All cremation arrangements
were under the direction of Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers.


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West Glades School


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the Glades County
Democrat
The West Glades girl's bas-
ketball team will play the Labelle
Middle
School teams at 4 p.m. on
Dec. 6.
The boys team will play at 5
p.m..
On Dec. 7, the girls team will
play the Evangelical Christian
School at 4 p.m., the boys teams
will play at 5 p.m. Both these
games will be in Fort Myers.
On Dec. 10, the West Glades
girl basketball team will play in
Moore Haven at the high school.
These games will start a 4 p.m.,
while the boys.game will start at
5 p.m.
The entire school is continu-
ing their pet food drive until Dec.
14. This drive is in cooperation
with the Builders Club, a Kiwanis
organization to benefit the Ca-
loosa Humane Society. Students
are asked to bring'pet food of
any kind that's unspoilable. The
school will be responsible for de-
livering the food to the Humane
Society.
A grand field trip is planned
for Wednesday Dec. 12. This will


be an outstanding event to see
Babes in Toyland at the Barbara
B. Mann Theatre. Students will
leave the school at 8 a.m. and re-
turn at 2 p.m.
The West Glades School Ad-
visory Committee, made up of
faculty members, parents and
community leaders, will meet
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. for the
purpose of discussing what the
school needs are, any problems
that may exist and in which di-
rection the school is headed. This
meeting will under the direction
of the
Prinipal Debra Davis.
And, an event for the entire
community will take place Thurs-
day, Dec. 13 at which time the
West Glades Christmas Concert
will be presented at seven o'clock.
Featured in the concert will be the
West Glades Advanced Band and
the Beginning Band under the di-
rection of Dean Paul. There is no
admission charge. The concert
will be staged in the cafetorium
of the school.
And in their own effort to give
back to the community, students
will be ringing the Salvation Army
Christmas bells at the U-Save Su-
per Market in the next few days.


School News in Brief


Butterfly garden
workshop planned
In Florida butterflies abound
year round. Come learn how to
attract them to your garden.
You will learn to design your
own butterfly space and create
a list of plants and features you
want to complement your own
landscape. Be sure to bring the
measurements of the space you
have available for butterflies. A
butterfly garden can be as small
Sas a pot or as large as you want.
Leave with a detailed plan for
your garden and a free butterfly
plant. The workshop will take
place Dec. 11 between 5:30 and
7 p.m. at the Glades County Ex-
tension Service in Moore Haven.
Space is limited and pre-registra-
tion is required. Call (863) 946-
0244 to sign up.

Scholarship
applications available
The JJ Wiggins Memorial Trust
first time and renewal scholar-
ships for Spring 2008 are now
available. They may be picked
up at JJ Wiggins Youth Center or
in the Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High
School guidance office. Deadline


for application is Dec. 29. Call
(863) 946-3400, (863) 946-0811,
or (239)-229-0246 for details.

MHHS to host
Christmas Night
The eighth grade will be host-
ing its second annual Christmas
Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at
North Lake Estates 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 person.
Please call Jerri Lynn Schlueter at
(863) 227-1201 if you would like
to purchase tickets.
Tickets will also be available
at the Moore Haven High School
through Ms. Baldwin (863) 946-
0811, and from the New You
Boutique through Calinda Chap-
man (863) 946-0162.

School accountability
reports.available
School Public Accountability
Reports for all Glades County Dis-
trict Schools are available online
at http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.
fl.us/eds/nclbspar/index.cfm


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Core Ensemble,
The four person crew who composed, researched, and
performed were (from left) Hugh Hinton, piano-arranger;
Tahirah Whittington, cello; Akin Babatunde, narrator-play-
wright; and Michael Parola, percussion-producer.


Make a plan to prevent holiday depression


It's the holiday season and
everywhere people are happy The
and excited...exceptyou. Instead,
you're feeling stressed and de- Counseling
pressed. It's called the "holiday
blues'! and it's a fairly common Cr T
condition, though one often hid- Corner
den behind false holiday smiles. From the American
From the American
One reason the holiday sea- Counseling Association
son can seem depressing is that it
comes at a time when we may be issues, social obligations and oth-
mentally summing up the year, er stress-inducers of this season.
especially its troubles and short- Holiday media images can also
comings. Yearend memories Holiday media images can also
commonly focus on problems of leave us with impossibly perfect
the past year -- illnesses, loss of holiday expectations. Adveris-
loved ones, work or relationship ing, TV shows, and magazine sto-
problems, or things falling short ries are present wonderful family
of our expectations -- rather than holidays that never happen in real
the 'positive happenings of the life, but still leave us feeling that
year. we're falling short of how things
The holidays are also a busy should be. All these complica-
time.Added to the normalstresses tions of the season can certainly
of daily living are the anxieties of. leave us feeling blue, but there
gift buying, holiday parties, family are steps to take to minimize their

Researchers say new steak's

a hit with consumers


By Chuck Woods
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE -- A cut of beef
once ground into hamburger
has become one of the nation's
most popular steaks, thanks to
a processing method co-devel-
oped by a University of Florida
researcher.
Recent figures show flat iron
steak sales now top 90 million
pounds a year, making the value-
priced cut the nation's fifth best-
selling steak.
Dwain Johnson, a meat sci-
ence professor with the Univer-


sity of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences who
helped develop the steak in 2002,
said some consumers say the cut
tastes better than a New York
strip.
"The cut is as tasty and tender
as more expensive steaks, yet af-
fordable enough for the average
family to enjoy on the regular
basis, and it costs a lot less than
a choice filet or strip steak," he
said.
Steve Wald, director of new
product development for the Na-
tional Cattlemen's Beef Associa-
tion in Centennial, Colo., said 47
million pounds of flat iron steak
were sold in 2005, increasing to
92 million pounds in 2006 and
about 90 million pounds so far
this year. He said the sales data
was compiled by Technomic Inc.,
a Chicago-based research firm.


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 deci-
sions include getting enough
sleep and exercise. A brisk
daily walk in the sunshine is a
very effective way to fight de-
pression. Studies also fine even
moderate exercise can reduce
stress and mild depression.
You also want to stay connected.
Feeling sad often causes people
to withdraw and isolate them-
selves. Instead, make a real ef-
fort 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 hol-
iday feelings with friends can also
help. Their support and comfort
can make a real difference. And
while the holiday blues are usual-
ly only temporary and fairly-mild,
talk to a counseling professional
if your depression feels deeper
and more than just a symptom
of the season.
"The Counseling Corner"
is provided as a public ser-
vice by the American Coun-
seling Association, the na-
tion's largest organization
of counseling professionals.,
Learn more about the coun-'
seling profession at the ACA:
web site, www.counseling.
org.


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:i
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


"I really enjoyed the service the 3rd floor staff provided to my child."
patient survey response


We invite you to take a closer look at G lades General
Hospital. We continue to provide quality healthcare, courteous
and attentive staff right here at home, but to serve you even better,


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RVing through Glades County
This photo of the Ortona Campground was taken from the north side of the Ortona Locks.
The locks and campground are now located in the 1,800 acres acquired by SFWMD which
will become a nitrogen treatment area.


we have made a few changes:

* Our Glades Birthing Center
offers :i-. I lhb' r and delivery
suites, ten postpartumo rooms
and a Level I nursery in a
comfortable setting. We offer
the compassionate support of
nurses specially trained iri
obstetrics, neonatology and
newborn care and a fill-time,
dedicated Neonatologist.


At Glades General'Hospital,
we are happy to share in the
miracle of the birth of your
baby. Our goal is to help make
your birthing experience
comfortable and safe for
mother and child through a
combination of tenderness


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Turkey Creek
Turkey Creek has some beautiful views. This photo was taken in Ortona near the locks.


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a Our patient rooms have been
renovated and redecorated
with the patient's comfort and
wellness in mind. Our pediatric
rooms have cheerful and fun
borders along with bright
colors to make your child's
stay a little less scary.

M All of these updates and
improvements have been
made with our community
in mind to make Glades
General Hospital your source
for quality healthcare for
you and your family,
right here at home.


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Local participation
Hilda Davila, student, and Norman Thornton, English
teacher, are a few of the local participants and story con-
tributors who worked on the theater piece. Glades County
students and descendants of Old Florida collaborated with
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One of the most miserable
places on earth is the grocery store
at 6 o'clock every night. Here you
will see women standing in line
with hungry, cranky kids buying
overpriced, ready-to-eat food for
their dinner. They might have a
gallon of milk too, or maybe even
some toilet paper, but one thing
is for sure: they're unprepared,
stressed out and all they want to
do is get out of that long line, get
home and get everyone fed.
It does not have to be that way
and there are very simple solu-
tions (baby steps!) to getting out
of this awful rut and getting a grip
on the food in your house. One
of the first things to do is make a
shopping list.
Yeah, you've heard it before
and you somehow you think you
don't need to do this: you think
you know what you need. But
let me ask you this? How many
trips do you make each week to
the store? The answer should be
ONE. Even an extra trip to pick up
a gallon of milk is too much--it's
not going to go bad, so why not
stock up? Now don't go mailing
me explaining your space limita-
tions. Obviously, if that is truly the
case (and you've eliminated the
"science project" leftovers taking
up valuable space in the fridge)
you have my blessing. But for
the rest of us, once is absolutely
enough. I cannot emphasize how


Adoption
Continued From Page 1
to choose your adoption agency
or adoption attorney.
What steps where taken and
how much does it cost?
There is a lot of paperwork that
needs to be done, and there are
fees that need to be paid. There
are home studies and home visits
that need to be completed. Typi-
cal adoptions can cost between
$20,000 to $50,000. Sometimes it
can be overwhelming.
How did you manage to deal
with all this?
It is important that when you
choose your adoption profes-
sional make sure it is someone


Birding
Continued From Page 1
Early Native Floridians, they were
T just as often subjects of the art-
work crafted by Florida's First
People. Portrayals of animals
in Native American art crafted
some 2,000 years ago include an
elaborate collection of wooden
mammals and birds that served
as markers or guardians of a fu-
neral mound excavated at the
Fort Center site on Fisheating
Creek in Glades County.
The bird carvings were includ-
ed in human burials in a shallow
pond. The carvings depicted vul-
\ tures, owls, raptors, ducks, egrets
or herons and a woodpecker. A
graduate of the University of Flor-
ida, Dr. Wheeler has been work-
ing with Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation staff on the text for
a series of interpretative kiosks
planned for a trailblazing project
at Fisheating Creek that will en-
able hikers to explore the area of
Cow bone Marsh and the Indian
burial mounds near Ft. Center.
Glades County Economic
Development Council Executive
Director Tracy Whirls said she is
excited about having Dr. Wheeler
speak.
"Alot of the artifacts Dr. Wheel-
erwill talk about were discovered.
at Fisheating Creek or elsewhere
on Lake Okeechobee," she said.
"Many of them make up the per-
manent collection at the Univer-
sity of Florida. This could be seen
as a 'homecoming,' perhaps the
first step toward someday having
some of these artifacts brought
back for local display at either
the Cypress Knee Museum at
Fisheating Creek or the Wester-
gaard House Museum in Moore
Haven."


Decision
Continued From Page 1
would be back in February with
more information.
Paul Beck announced to his
fellow commissioners and Lake-
port property owners that there
are proposed plans for 8,000
acres to be acquired as a storm-
water treatment area (STA). It
runs along S.R. 78 with Harney
Pond Canal and Indian Prairie Ca-
nal as boundaries. He explained
how this would be an unbeliev-
able impact on Glades County
and businesses.
According to Mr. Beck, the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has
gained further permission to ex-
pand gaming entertainment, and
it plans to construct a water plant
in Brighton capable of producing
1.9 million gallons of water a day.
That would allow for 10 times the
amount of people living in Brigh-


The
Flylady

by Maria .,1
Cilley


important this is.
the store will help
nances in order anc
time to do the thing
do.
The way to do tl
plan. It doesn't nee
rate, just a simple g
coincides with wha
eats (a menu for th
you're running ou
much you need of
you're opening a c
lunch, put tuna o
list--even if you hav
pantry! And even if
it up this grocery tri
least made the cc
you'll need it in t
written down and
membered when it
for it to be bough
you keep your pan
stocked.
At this point I ha
the warehouse store
a good place for


grocery stoi
spend their time or their money.
I have yet to meet a woman who
S ., can go into one of these places
..' with a list and not come out with
at least five other purchases be-
cause they were "good deals".
S And don't we all just love a deal?
I have more than once called up
a friend to gloat over the good
,' I' deal I snagged. There are al-
ways exceptions to the rule, but
S o for the most part, it's a slippery
staying out of slope and if you don't want to fall
s keep our fi- down, you must avoid places like
d give us more those like the plague.
gs we want to Here are some signs you've
got a problem with warehouse
his is to have a stores:
d to be elabo- *your purchases are stuffed
rocery list that under beds in your home be-
at your family cause you don't have the space.
e week), what *you're lying to your husband
t of and how about what you spent.
Everything. If *you're hiding your purchas-
an oF tun r-r


an of tuna for
n the grocery
ve more in the
you don't pick
ip, you have at
connection that
he future, it's
it will be re-
t is finally time
t. This is how
try perpetually

ave to address
re. This is NOT
a lot of us to


who will be there for you not only
to help with the legal aspects, but
to hold your hand and help you
with all your emotional ups and
downs. There may be tears but
in the end that is not what you
remember.
What did it feel like when you
first met your child?
Once your child is placed in
your arms and you hold your
baby for the first time no matter
what you went through to get
there it is only that moment that
matters.
How about bonding and your
family's part in all this?
There is a bond that we share
with our families. This bond is
there with our adopted children
as well. For anyone who ques-


The Clubhouse at Glades Re-
sort off SR 80 near LaBelle will
host a reception at 6 p.m., fol-
lowed by the keynote dinner
Dr. Wheeler's keynote address
is the centerpiece of a weekend
planned to please birders, natu-
ralists and art lovers alike.
Kicking off the lecture se-
ries at the Doyle Conner Build-
ing in Moore Haven Friday, Jan.
25, Mark Kiser, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, will give a presentation on
the Great Florida Birding Trail.
The Birding Trail is an ex-
ercise in conservation fueled
by the growing interest in bird
watching. More than 440 pre-
mier bird watching sites are now
designated, based on their qual-
ity of experience and resilience.
These are made into guides to
each of four geographic regions
around the state. Mr. Kiser will
give those attending the welcom-
ing reception a preview of the ar-
eas in Glades and Hendry County
that will be featured during tours
Saturday and Sunday during the
seventh annual Big O Birding
Festival.
On Saturday, at noon, birders
can choose one of two lectures
featuring Tom and Debbie Misot-
ti of Pioneer Plantation and The
Talking Monkeys Project or at-
tend a workshop on nature pho-
tography by Dr. Robert Fulton.
After years of working as vol-
unteers for many primate proj-
ects, sanctuaries and commercial
enterprises, Tom and Debbie Mi-
sotti wanted to form a volunteer
project.that would tell the public
about the perils of extinction for
non-human primates. Volunteers
with the Talking Monkeys Project
not only help to care for the pri-
mates, they also learn practical
recycling, methods of gardening


ton and Lakeport. Tribe projects
are expected to need 5,000 or
more employees who will re-
quire housing, and tourists will
need lodging or RV parks.
Proposed STA land is adjacent
to the anticipated businesses that
the tribe will create, and there
is the possibility of this land in
Lakeport become very valuable.
If it is possessed by a gov-
ernment agency the promise of
prosperity for-its land owners,
businesses, eco-tourism and tax
revenue will be lost, according to
commissioner Beck.
He further reminded the board
that zero taxes would be paid
if this happens, and that PILT
money may be zero after only 10
years. Mr. Beck then called on the
board to create a resolution that
would oppose the acquisition, or
at least have it under direction of
the board to allow input in the
decision making.
"This is very alarming to us


*you're nervous when it's time
to check out hoping you have the
money to buy all the stuff.
*you feel guilty about it.
Of course, this can all apply to
any store. Warehouse stores are
the places that I happen to know
from personal experience that
you can completely whack out
your family's household budget
for months because of impulse
purchases. And that's what the
whole economy of a warehouse
store is based on. They're count-


tions this bonding I can tell them
that it is as real and strong as any
bond between a parent and child
can be. I have been blessed with
wonderful parents and a hus-
band that is incredible; and now
I am blessed by my daughter
whom I look at everyday and say
thank you to God for letting me
be her mother.
Is there more to say?
We packed a Miami court-
room with family when we went.
to finalize things and pick up Ad-
dison. I hope that by sharing our
daughter's story and our journey
to her that I will inspire at least
one family to make the decision
to adopt.
November was National
Adoption Month. Go to http://


and landscaping to help the pri-
mates of world and people them-
selves.
Growing up in South Florida
in the '50s, Dr. Robert Fulton Jr.
was able to fish from and camp
on the local public beach, roam
the open Everglades and what is
now the Big Cypress Preserve.
Loving the outdoors led him to
become an outdoor writer, na-
ture photographer, and avid bird-
er. On Saturday-at noon, he will
use some of his prize winning art
photography to show future na-
ture photographers some tips of
the trade.
On Sunday at noon, festival
goers will return to the Doyle
Conner Building where Dr. Ful-
ton, also author of "Swamp Drift-
er," which details his work with
the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's
research team in the Cache River
section of Arkansas will speak
on the continued search for the
Ivory billed Woodpecker, during
a special "mini keynote" presen-
tation.
As an alternative, festival go-
ers can attend a lecture by local
historian Nancy Dale who will
speak on her latest work, a col-
lection of interviews.with Glades
County's pioneer ranching fami-
lies titled: "Would Do, Could Do
and Made Do: The Florida Pio-
neer "Cow Hunters" Who Tamed
the Last Frontier."
This stellar cast of speakers
will augment a series of tours
built to showcase the real stars
of the Big O Birding Festival:
more than 300 species of birds
that flock to Hendry and Glades
County each spring. Several pop-
ular tours, including the Friday
night "Owl Hoot" and a "Region-
al Birds" Tour led by Audubon's
Dr. Paul Gray, as well as a Tour
of Diner Island Wildlife Manage-


and the board should support Mr.
Beck," said Butch Jones.
When the resolution is com-
posed and approved it will be sent
to the appropriate agency, and to
the state legislation delegation
which Mr. Beck addressed on this
subject Nov. 19. U.S. Senator Tim
Mahoney will also be sent a copy
to. keep him informed about his
constituents
It was noted by Ms. Long that
there are various landowners of
the proposed STA and that im-
minent domain may play a part
if the owners are unwilling to
sell. Mr. Jones added that this ac-
quisition may be one of many to
come.
County manager Wendell Tay-
lor, and County Attorney Richard
Pringle will compose the resolu-
tion which will be brought to the
Dec. 11 meeting.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


re blues


ing on you to overspend and im-
pulse buy and to thank you, they
charge you a membership fee
once a year for that privilege!
So get your menus together.
If you need help, check out my
website, www.savingdinner.
com Keep a running list (I have
a cheap notepad with a magnet
on my fridge and a pen in the
knife drawer) and write it down
as soon as you use it, and above
all else spend a little extra time
on the list before you leave the
house. The time spent on the list
will pay off big time, because you
won't be running out the door
to grab a can of tomatoes for a
recipe because your perpetual
grocery list has you covered. As
this becomes a habit, you will be
flying in the grocery department
of your life, too! It will become
easier, you'll spend less time arid
you'll be confident that you have
what you need when you need
it.
For more help putting din-
ner on your table check out
her Web site www.Saving-
Dinner.com or her Saving
Dinner Book series published
by Ballantine and her New
York Times Best Selling book
Body Clutter, published by
Fireside.; Copyright 2007; Le-
anne Ely; Used by permission
in this publication.


vww.childwelfare.gov/adop-
tion/nam/ for more information,
or go to http://www.dcf.
state.fl.us/adoption/ and click
on Available Children. You do
not need to fill out anything on
the form, just choose boy or girl,
and then click Search For Kids.
There are many adoption
agencies and attorneys to choose
from including the Department
of Children and Families (DCF).
Research carefully, and talk to
friends, family, neighbors and
churches.
There are still many cabbages
left in the cabbage patch.

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


ment Area remain on tap, along
with a tour of the Hendry County
STA-5 with Hendry-Glades Audu-
bon and a Bird by Canoe on Fish-
eating Creek.
An early bird tour of the new-
ly restored wetlands at Florida
Rock's Witherspoon Mine has
been added for Friday, Jan. 25
beginning at 2 p.m. Transporta-
tion will be provided to each of
the tours, as well as the keynote
dinner on Saturday. Admission
to the arts and crafts festival and
the lectures at the Doyle Conner
Building is free. Tours are $25 per
person and tickets to the Keynote
Dinner Saturday, Jan. 26 are $25.
For more information or to reg-
ister, visit our website at www.
bigobirdingfestival.com.


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INI/Nena Bolan
Dr. Andrew Frank was a guest speaker at the Glades County
Public Library. He is with the Florida State University history
department. He has presented three lectures on "The Forgot-
ten Founders" at the library within the last six weeks.


History
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sparse. This prompted him to
study the history of central Flor-
ida.
He spoke of the introduction
of cattle by Spanish explorers be-
ginning in 1513, and how it creat-
ed herding communities among
the varied cultural groups living
in the frontier. Indigenous peo-
ples of Old Florida, including the
Seminole, became cattle herding
societies. Combining cattle keep-
ing with community gardens was
a successful way of life in the in-
terior frontier, and it was adopted
by all groups of early settlers.
After the Spanish introduced
Andalusian cattle to Florida, the
breed adapted to Florida climate
and gained immunities to dis-
eases. The cattle diminished.in
size and have become known
as Cracker cattle, or scrub cattle.
They were allowed to wander
and were caught up seasonally


by cow hunters.
It was a communal labor and
a mutual cow pen was used by
all neighbors. Pens were built for
the gardens first, and after har-
vest the cows were kept there for
holding or to glean the rest of the
vegetation. After the cows were
removed the pens had excellent
fertile ground for sowing. It was a
way of life generally practiced up
to the 1940s.
Dr. Andrew Frank has previ-
ously delivered lectures at the
library as part of a series called
"The Forgotten Founders: Revisit-
ing Lost Communities in Florida
History."
His earlier topics covered the
Seminole, black Seminole and
hispanic culture before Castro.
For more information contact
project director. Margot Emery
at (561) 582-0603, or margot)
core-ensemble.cc.

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


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How is your Christmas IQ?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
For years I have shared this
Christmas I.Q. test with friends
and church members as a fun
way to focus on what we really
know about the Christmas event.
We have our nativity sets, our
Christmas cards and our Christ-
mas carols, which is great. The
problem is that legend has been
busy with them over the years.
This I.Q. test helps bring some of
these legends to light. See how
well you do!
1. As long as Christmas has
been celebrated, it has been on
December 25th. (T or F)
2. Joseph was from: (A) Beth-
lehem, (B) Jerusalem, (C) Naza-
reth, (D) Egypt, (E) Chicago, (F)
None of the above.
3. How did Joseph and Mary
travel to Bethlehem? (A) Joseph
walked, Mary rode a donkey. (B)
Mary walked, Joseph rode a don-
key. (C) They both walked. (D)
They both rode. (E) They hitch-
hiked. (F) They flew. (G) Who
Knows?
4. What did the innkeeper tell
Mary and Joseph? (A) "Come
back after the Christmas rush
and I should have some vacan-
cies." (B) "I have a stable you


can use." (C) "There is no room
at the inn." (D) Both B and C (E)
None of the above.
5. Jesus was J
delivered in a:
(A) Stable. (B)
Manger. (C)
Cave. (D) Barn.
(E) Unknown
6. A Manger
is a: (A) Stable
for domestic
animals (B) John
Wooden hay Hicks
storage bin (C)
Feeding Trough. (D) Barn.
7. Which animals does the
Bible say were present at Jesus'
birth? (A). Cows, sheep, goats.
(B). Cows, donkeys, sheep (C)
Lowing cattle (D) Misc. barnyard
animals (E) Lions, tigers, and
bears (F). None of the above:
8. Who saw the "Star in the
East"? (A) Shepherds (B) Mary
and Joseph (C) Three Kings (D)
Both A and C (E) None of the
above.
9. What sign did the angels
tell the shepherd to look for? (A)
"This way to baby Jesus" (B) A
star over Bethlehem (C) A baby
that doesn't cry (D) A house with
a Christmas tree (E) A baby in a
stable (F) None of the above.
10. How many wise men
came to see Jesus? (A) 3 (B) 12


(C) 4 (D) No one knows
11. The wise men found Jesus
in a: (A). Manger (B). Stable (C).
House (D) Good Mood
12. Where do we find the
Christmas story in order to check
on all of these ridiculous ques-
tions? (A) Matthew (B) Mark
(C) Luke (D) John (E) All of the
above (F) A and B. (G) A and C
(H) A, B, and C (I) Genesis (J)
The 4 Gospels (K) The Epistles
(L) Television.
ANSWERS: (1) False. Not until
the fourth century did it settle on
the 25th. (2) A. See Luke 2:3,4.
(3) H. The Bible doesn't say, but
A would be a good answer if Jo-
seph were a smart man! (4) E.
No word about the innkeeper.
See Luke 2:7. (5) E. No word
about it. He was placed in a man-
ger which might lead us to think
"stable." See Luke 2:7. (6) C. (7)
F The Bible doesn't specify. (8)
E. The wise men did. They were
not kings. See Matthew 2:2 (9) F.
See Luke 2:12 (10) D. Early tra-
dition had 12, then 3 one wise
man for each gift, but nobody re-
ally knows for sure. See Matthew
2:1. (11) C. Matthew 2:11 (12) G.
Mark begins with John the Bap-
tist; John with "the Word".
Share the story. Share the love.
Share the Savior!


The

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He was taught boy's lunch, broke up funer- is
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that He could who were dead. sa
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the water, and robe for a peasant's gown. He it
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Christ!
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ept in another's manger; He
used the lake in another's
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east. He was buried in a rich
an's tomb.
He conquered death, rose
ter three days as He said He
would ascended into Heaven,
now at the right hand of the
rone of God, with all authori-
in Heaven and Earth, and will
ne day come in the clouds of
heaven with power and great
ory for His own born-again,
ood-bought ones to be for-
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omises, after which, He will
dge the world in righteous-
ess, when every knee shall
iw to Him and every tongue
all confess Him as Lord---His
ends gladly, but His enemies
luctantly, seeking for a place
hide from His face (Rev.
15).
The ever Perfect One'- He
the Chief among ten thou-
nds, the only One who can
tisfy the soul and give ever-
sting LIFE to those who have
not. HE IS ALTOGETHER
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Christmas is coming, The Lord is coming: What it can mean?


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
An acquaintance told me about
being inspired by an evangelistic
person. The minister could keep
his attention and spoke of things
that struck where it mattered.
One day, my acquaintance decid-
ed to look up the evangelist and
share a personal concern with
him. He was disappointed; tell-
ing me that "at a distance, he was
great, but when it came to things
that were really bothering me, he
just wasn't there." Unlike Paul,
being "all things to all people"
is a rare gift indeed. I suggested
he find someone with whom he
could get "down and dirty" and
gave him a couple of suggested


names. It is commonplace for all
of us to have an image of some-
one as we begin to know them,
a mental picture "t
of what they are
like.
Sometimes
is confirmed as
we get to know
that person bet-
ter; other times,
our images are
shattered and Samuel S.
we find out they Thomas
might not be at
all like we thought they were.
With Christmas upon us, there is
that image of a baby in a manger.
We all imagine the innocence and
wonder, the miracle of birth, the
excitement in the household that
found itself in a stable behind an


inn, the visitors, the setting. Jesus
was born into our world; that's
the Christmas story. We don't
hear much about Him for about
twelve years afterward; those
years when He would have been
growing up and when younger
brothers and sisters would have
joined the family. It is during
those years, when the baby Jesus
became more truly "incarnate"
that we can only imagine what
took place.
What does it mean; this
Christmas event when the Lord
came into the world and became
full, human? I can picture a small
child in a carpenter's shop; some
of my earliest memories were
when I was in my father's shop
in our basement. I can imagine
Him getting sawdust in His hair,


or an occasional splinter in His
finger.
I can picture the adjustment
in the family when younger
brothers and sisters shared with
Jesus' earthly family: I can re-
member the coming of my own
brothers being born into our
household. These are things that
we've all shared in one way or
another; Jesus shared them too.
They are a part of what makes
us truly human; fully a part of an
earthly family, fully binding us in
deep relationships that teach us
about a parent's love or bond-
ing among brothers and sisters.
It will provide us with strength to
face the days when the protec-
tion and shelter of the first home
gives way to the maturity and
obligations of adulthood; our


"discipleship" will become an
"apostleship" and we will have
acquired what it takes to take our
place in God's scheme of things
for us.
John wrote about the Lord's
earliest moments as he began his
gospel account: "The Word be-
came flesh and made His 'dwell-
ing among us. We have seen His
glory, the glory of the One and
only who came from the Father
'full of grace and truth (John
1:14)." When the Lord made His
dwelling among is it would be
about all of our life to be shared;
the sawdust, the splinters, the
brothers and sisters, the love of
parents and the earthly part of His
preparation for His ministry here.
We celebrate Christmas in part
because we remember His com-


ing into this world to immerse
Himself fully into it. God chose to
have no false images about what
people are like, and what life on
earth is all about. Jesus' willing-
ness to "get down and dirty"
makes the occasion all the more
special. It is about God reaching
beyond our images or being off
at a distance; it is about our find-
ing Him nearby when the going
gets rough and His being able to
understand what we might never
dare to share with others.
Christmas is about Jesus: fully
human, so that we might see
Him in all of His glory. He can
say "I've been there. I know what
it is like." That's an act of love;
but that's what babies are about
anyway. That's what Christmas is
about too!


Church News in Brief


Church to host
Christmas Cantata
On Sunday Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
there will be a free Christmas
Cantata with refreshments to fol-
low at Community United Meth-
odist Church located at 401 S.W
First Street in Belle Glade. The
title of the cantata is "Rejoice in
His Coming" by Susan Naylor and
Mark Cabaniss. This Christmas
musical celebration is directed by
Carol Schmidt with Karen Corbin
as the piano accompaniment.
These two fine musical talents are
well known in the community by
their work with the "Living Christ-
mas Tree".
After this excellent perfor-
mance there will be fellowship
and refreshments. If you like
music by the finest talent in the
Glades, do not miss this once a
year opportunity to remember
the reason for the season.
For additional information call
Community United Methodist
Church at (561) 996-5568.

Calvary Baptist
has a new web site
Calvary Baptist now has a web
site. It is www.calvarybaptist-
clewiston.org. Along with events
going on at the church you can
join in their prayer guide. You can
keep up with Pastor David's mes-
sages and comments. See what
exciting things God is doing in this
small church that's growing. Ser-
vices are Sunday at 11 a.m. and
Wednesday Supper at 5:30 p.m.
followed by prayer meeting and
Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Calvary's
Station is under construction
with anticipation of starting soon.
Calvary's Station is a children's
program with a rail road theme.
Anyone who would like to donate
items of rail road theme, please
call (863) 983-5060. Come join
us sometime you are always wel-
come. Nursery is available.

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


Methodist Church
Plans services
Service time for First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-
ven is Sunday at 10 a.m. with
Rev. Thom Street and is located
at 300 Avenue L. in Moore Ha-
ven at the corner of Third Street.
The church telephone number is
(863) 946-1457 and email address
is oneuncmh@aol.com.

Non-denominational
ministry in Belle Glade
Bible Teachers International
and Mary Banks Ministries want
to extend a welcome to the com-
munity. They are a non-denomi-
national ministry committed to
the healing of the Body of Christ.
Their main purpose is to prepare
the "Sons of God" (the saints),
to herald in the soon coming of
our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
They are continuing steadfast in
the Apostles doctrine. The min-
istry has been existence for over
20 years and has been able to see
the effects of the Word in the lives
of the people. They are an Inter-
national Ministry with over 20
ground locations and an online
ministry. The Belle Glade loca-
tion is in the Family Dollar Plaza
1516 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Belle Glade, FI 33430. They can be
reached at (561) 996-0023.
Service Times are: Sunday
Morning Service at 9 a.m.; Life-
Savers clinic: Sundays at noon;
'Wednesday night service at 7:30
p.m.; Thursday Bible Study: 6:30
p.m. (not held at the church -- call
for location): Friday night Service
at: 7:30 .pm.: daily prayers at 6
a.m. and noon, Monday through
Friday. For more information,
visit online church at http://www.
bibleteachers.com.

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

St. Martin's service
times announced
Saint Martin's Episcopal
Church in Clewiston and Rev
Samuel S. Thomas would like to
invite everyone to join them for
Sunday services at 9 a.m. and on
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Holi-
days and other services will be as
announced. The church is located
at 207 North WC. Owen Avenue,


Clewiston. For information about
office hours and programs, please
call (863) 983-7960.

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

First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston
Services for First United Meth-
odist Church of Clewiston are:
Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 11
a.m., Sunday school and Adult Bi-
ble Study: 9:45 a.m., SundayYouth
Fellowship: 5 p.m., Wednesday
Fellowship Dinner: 6 p.m.
The church family of First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Clewis-
ton would love to have you join
us for weekly worship Sundays:
8:30 and 11 a.m. They also have
Sunday school for children and
youth of all ages as well as Adult
Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. And for all
of the Middle School and Senior
High, don't miss Youth Fellowship
Sunday: 5 p.m. Also, everyone is
invited to join us each Wednesday
night at 6 p.m. for good food and
great fellowship! Wednesday Fel-
lowship Dinners are $5 per per-
son or $12 per family. First time
visitors eat free!

Lighthouse Cafe'
says thanks
The Lighthouse Caf6 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 interdenomi-
national event hosted by Com-
munity United Methodist Church
in Belle Glade. With your sup-
port over 1,200 children enjoyed
dancing, singing, viewing a video
on raising pumpkins, listening
to stories, and just getting dirty
playing in the pumpkin patch. Be-
sides that over $3,900 was raised
to provide a free meal to those in
need. This is truly an interdenom-
inational supported Glades mis-
sion effort. Again thank you for an
event blessed by God.
For additional information on
how you can support the Light-
house cafe by volunteering your
time or by a donation call (561)
996-5568.


First Christian opens
recycling program
First Christian Church, 210 N.
Francisco Street, has begun a re-
cycling program to benefit their
Building Fund. They are collect-
ing empty laser and inkjet car-
tridges and used cell phones from
the community and shipping the
waste products to a service pro-
vider in exchange for cash. In
addition to the needed funding
the church and its supporters are
helping to protect the environ-
ment by keeping toxic inks, toner,
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for pick up or you may bring the
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Church announces
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SLike New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
*2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"O" Access. Reduced to $109K


S3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $925K
*Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "O" Access $269,000
*Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd.
Ship eligible $164,900
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
*3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish tile, planted
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
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900, Owner Financing Available
".33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
S10 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per ac.
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
S3/2 MH on Bald Cypress on 1.25 AC $97.5K
Owner Motivated and willing to finance
*3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
* 1.25 Lots available. Starting at $25,000
COMMERCIAL
*Operating medical office w/retail, great
location only $475.000


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WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM
ANN DYESS LAUR
-l (863) 983-8979 Broke,
(863)5
4.! RESIDENTIAL
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2)
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced to
$295,000
S" 3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000
M 3BR, 2BA with pool $289,000
/ 2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K
/ 3BR, 2BA with den $279,000
S 3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers
.- 3BR, 2BA pool Ridgeview #1
$349,900
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished North-
side $310,000
4BR, 2BA with pool Ridgeview #2
S.. $279,900
* Fs 3/4BR 2 1/2BA on, lake $377,500
2 or 3BR.J ,tl ge rear yard
._ -4._- $239,0Kth i ,000 p.m.
S3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back
yard $215,000
4BR, 2BA with pool $174,900
S 3BR, 2BA New Home $310,000
4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000
3BR 1BA Hunting lodge on 5
Acres in LaDeca $175,000
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E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
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TRAVIS DYESS ANGEUCA GONZALEZ
(863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)228-0023


3BR, 2BA on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj.
2.5 acres also available
$175,000
3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BA
as well) $379,000
3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to
$269,900
2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres
PB County $200 000
3BR, 2 BA with pool on man-
made lake $310,000
3BR, 2BA large screened porch
$249,000
3BR, 2BA CBS home with very
large back yard $259,900


MOBILE HOMES
4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900
Pioneer SWMH on 2.5. acres
$135,000
3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900
3B6
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3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25
acres furnished $98,000


SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
Woodland S/D $275,000
3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900
3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres
Montura $150,000
VACANT LAND
MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
Montura 1.25 acre lots available
Call for Listings.
Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$32,500 each
Pioneer 11 lots together
$45,000 each
Mobile Home Lot $19,500
11 Montura lots must be sold
together $19,500 each
COMMERCIAL
Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
$200,000
Turn-key movie theater on US27
$495,000 or building only
$395,000
FOR RENT
2/2.5 T/homes incl. until. $1500 p.m.


City of South Bay
335 SW 2nd Avenue
South Bay, FL 33493

Position Available Within
City Manager's Department
City Manager
Annual Salary $70,000 $85,000
Salaried Position
Benefits
Closing Date: December 4, 2007

The City of South Bay is accepting applications
and resumes for the position of City Manager
with a population of 3,086. This position will be
the administrative head of the government of
the City and reports directly to the City Com-
mission. The responsibilities includes: Per-
forming complex and difficult administrative
work planning, organizing and directing the day
to day operations of the City. A Bachelor's de-
gree from an accredited university or college
with major course work in Public Administra-
tion or Business Administration. Required is
seven (7) years of progressively responsible
Municipal and Governmental experience in
Public administration and government fund ac-
counting. Applications will be accepted until
December 4, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Apply at City of
South Bay Human Resources Department, 335
S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL. (No Faxes) or
email to parchmenta@southbaycity.com. For
additional information please contact the Hu-
man Resources Department at (561) 996-6751.




The Glades Initiative, Inc., a non-profit hu-
man and health care organization, is
looking for a Program Assistant. Re-
sponsibilities include maintaining office
operations, filing, typing and answering
phones. The candidate must be able to
multi-task, manage time and projects ef-
fectively. Looking for a self starter, who
is a team player and professional. Com-
puter skills are required including: Micro-
soft Word, Excel and Outlook. Salary
commensurate with qualifications. Re-
liable transportation a plus. Bilingual pre-
ferred but not required. Please fax
resumes to (561)996-3349 or e-mail to
Skengle(gladesinitiative.org.


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Program at Hendry County Health Department
in Clewiston; knowledge of child development
& cultural diversity; must have valid Florida
driver's license, reliable transportation, &
ability to travel; Background screening &
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leases. An intimate
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include tenant communi-
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maintenance. Pay based
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and experience. Full paid
health and dental coverage
after 90 days. Two weeks
vacation after one year.
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RANCH FOREPERSON
Lykes Bros. Inc. Ranch
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responsible foe the
maintenance of a large
cow-calf herd and the
supervision of the assigned
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applicants should possess
a 2 year college degree in
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curriculum or equivalent job
experience.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers
competitive wages and
benefit package including
Medical, Dental, Life, AD &
D and LTD insurance plus
paid vacation and holidays.
Qualified applicants can
apply in person at or send
resume to the Brighton
Ranch Office located at 106
SW CR 721, Okeechobee,
FL 34974.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal
Employment Opportunity
Employer/ Affirmative
Action/ Drug Free
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ASSISTANT NEEDED:
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Endorsements Required.
Basic Computer Skills. Must
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Good Benefit Package.
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Drug Free Work Place.
Starting Pay $11.50/HR.
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GLADES
GENERAL
HOSPITAL
Admitting /
Registration Specialist
Glades General Hospital is
looking for a FT Admit-
ting/Registration Specialist
to work as a collaborative
member of the Registration
Team by providing prompt
service to all patients,
prompt response to inquires
from patients, physician
staffs, other hospital depart-
ment staff and other outside
agencies. Works in accor-
dance with compliance stan-
dards professional courtesy.
High School Graduate /
GED- min 1 year of experi-
ence in a hospital registra-
tion setting preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish a pre-
ferred. Knowledgeable in
Medicare compliance guide-
lines, Florida Medicaid and
third party insurance compa-
nies required. Must possess
excellent customer service,
organizational and interper-
sonal skills. Proficient with
various computer applica-
tions.
Apply in person at
1201 South Main Street,
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
or obtain an application at
www.gladesgeneral.org and
fax to (561)993-5627

MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Needed at Florida Com-
munity Health Centers.
Bilingual preferred.
Competitive salary and
excellent benefits. Apply
at
315 South W.C. Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL
or fax resume to
(863)983-9604
EOE/DFWP


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Money Lenders 310
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Babysitting 405
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Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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Clewiston / Belle Glade area's.
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needs..: We also do up keep
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498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
Jeffrey A. Dovis Li. Reel Etilea Brok l
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Country' Living g ,Ili .:_i., .. Manufactured 3BR/22BA
Pivacy & A Rural Life Slyle. A Paved
Road & City Water enchances this properly Plenty of room for
Kids & Pets. i53 Pine Lone 16'5,000
Li. Er -.-
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,Th s property is fenced in.
r i.- :.: 5,-,, ,v:., i acr waterfront lot& Home 39 Linda Rd 29K
C'C,. I r ,. Cr., 2BRi2BA MH on !.42 ocres! 2420 Old
S I i i 1,900 Reduced
DiA:af ,I C..i. C.:, This 2BR/2BAMobile Home has it all Nice
S, after a hard day or ente.-; i ',,. -; .'i t
upcoming Football Season. 255 Thomas Lane S. .' .
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REALTY, INC. .
Fisht.ma.. P.ajd;:e I. -, i ; 1 H ... week-
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because your right by Lake '0 E-7 Marina Ave. 538,000
,] ,.i,. L,'- -, :.. This Property is PERFECT for Professiorna Use. Start
your business here today. 143 Ave. I, PRICED TO SELL AT S110,000
Water Water Wel kept 2BR/2BA MH wilh Water Access. This
lHome has Vaulted <.:'I. Den/Office. Many Extras, 900
Riverside Drive, Listed at a GREAT Price $185,000 Reduced
What a Steal These (2) 2BR/2BA Mobile Homes have been
Recently reduce,. Both Homes are in a great location. Bring
your family today and yes the animals too. 1690 West Avenue
& 1705 Gulf Street Priced to Sell at 5149,500 Each,
Home On The Water 2235 Riverside Dr. Beautiful 28R/1BA wi
o private dock & beautiful porch, overlooking the
Coioosohatchee, 5285K
This Home Has It All Absolutely gorgeous 3BR/2BA MEH wi many
extras. Picture perfect yard w/ your own 10 foot
Gazebo w/ Lights. 601 5th St. only 5 13z : I .I.....
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OWNER PARTICIPATION.
*Tangelo Ave. beautiful 5 acs
REDUCED $100,000
*Main Everhigh Rd. 5Ac + new
CBS home, 3/2 REDUCED
$278,000
20 Acres Palm tree nursery with
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Sat. December 8th 12-3 873 Yacht Club Way
Home is by the Water


REDUCED S260,000.
*LaDeca, 10 acres ORANGE grove
REDUCED $220.000
'5 Actes Fish Farm, 18 pools,
M/H $300,000
'*BeautifulAes and MH S160.000
*La Deca $110,000. 5 acres, two
wood sheds excellent condition & nmuh
needs repairs
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I.1. ( Countryv. '. -' 3/2 CBS Iforme on 1.5
Acres. New in 'O'l Great deal (i. 185K
I- i ..,. ., .. "I '. ,. i ..l urV own on thi s 2.2acre
.. 1. ,,rI , ... 1 I .. ( :ity water, sewer$480K
-1/2 acre lot located on Crescent 1r. Owner will build
to suit $80K
Monmr. aRnch (CBS lhorre with over 3600 sq.ft
Must see to appreciate
Montura Lots, Lots, & More Lots!!
el Monte Where else can you find ar home wjth over
35(XI sq fi, pool sw/cnclosure and 1/3 acre for less than 3J(X)K?
Mississippi Ave 3/1 CIS lhonc. (Great condition for
only $100K
Obispo Ave -SALE PENDIING ;ld and re
roofed. (,CBS I D
Reduced"! Brand New 3/2 Mobile I lorne locate in
Sheirwood S/D Fenced, $115K
Pioneer Pllantation 4/2 Mobile II loe on 7.5 acres!
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fenced, located on the Rim Canal. Cattle? Nursery? Or
just a homei in the country. S35K per acre.
(;lcn A Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williams (863) 228-6867
Maribel (Gozalez (561) 722-7347 Se habla espanol
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MerchandBOOK SHELVES Solid oak, BLACKHAWK 45 Convertible SEAT COVER for BMW 328i, QUARTER HORSE, Registered, MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
_ BASS MASTER MAGAZINES free standing. $25 & RUGUR Old Army 45. Like new. Light grey w/BMW SPEAKERS (2)- 12" Sony Ex- Mare, 7 year old. No vices, apple, 4 /D, laminate floors,
10 yrs+ to current date. (863)610-2126 $800 will sep. emblem. $100 plodes w/box. 900 watts. $3500 (863)675-0998 garage, handicap access:
S (Life Member) $25. for all. (606)219-3890 (863)634-9620 Okeechobee. $300 or best offer. THROUGHBRED MARE 15 $1250 mo. (863)946-3333
Air Conditioners 505 (863)467-0560 BUNK BED Top is Ig twin, (772)285-2645 TH ROUGH BED MARE 15
Air Conditioners 505 863)467-0560bottom is fold oututon, met GUN COLLECTION For Sale TOILET- Complete, Gold in 772)285-2645 yrs.old. Ridable. Better as a
Antiques 510 BOOKS Harlequins Romance frame w/pewter fin, exc Everything Must Go..: Priced color, works good. $40. ~ Brood Mare. $600 RIVER & CA 2 BR, 3 BA
Appliances 515 & Silhouettes approx. 100. cond. $250 (863)467-7816 to sell. $3000 all, will sep. (863)467-0007 (863)467-7295 w/Forida rm & 2 car garage
Beauty Supplies 520 $(863)7631059ill trade BUNK BEDS Dark polished (772)216-2493 for info. WEDDING SUPPLIES, red silk HD PROJ TV -Hitachi, 65". HORSE 14 months inLaBelled.863-517-1935
Bicycles 530 wood. Bunkie Boards, Mat- MARLIN 30-30 Tasco 9x40 bouquets, garland w/white Perfect condition. PIP with Sorrel. Philly. $800
Books & Magazines535 tresses & Girls bedding. scope, asking $300 roses, gold bells & much remote. $1200 or best offer. 7-7295
Building Materials540 S $300 for all. (863)763-1721 (561)722-7140 cell more, $100. (863)467-2231 (863)673-3513 LaBellI (863)467
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550 CHINA CABINET Cherry MOSSBERG 835 -12 ga, Port- WELL PUMP 3/4 hp, $200 or TV's (2) 1 -25" Zenith ConsoleS
Children's ItemtsRugs 55 All Steel Buildings. National Glass shelf/lighted, Exc. cond. ed & REMINGTON 870 Ex- bestoffer (863)763-3735 & 1 -13" Samsung $100 forFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Cides Itm 555s For doctor, lawyer, accoun-
Chlrs tre 60 Manufacturer. 40x60 to Moving, Must sell. $500. press'Magnum 12 ga. $550 both or best offer-, doctor, lawyer, accoun-
China glassware, Etc. 560 100x250 Factory direct towill e. 606-219-3890 tant, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle-
Clothing 565 100 Factory irect to 863-357-2296 Lv msg w -(863)763-7497 BOBCAT 2000 '85 Articulat- wiston.(239)994-7368
contractor customer. .ing loader, new exhaust syst,
Coins/Stamps 570 (800)658-2885 www.rigid- COFFEE TABLE black cherry SHOTUN 12 ga. Remington WIDE SCREEN- 60", Rear pro- ,ing loader, new exhaust syst,
Collectibles 575 building.com. wood, glass top w/ 2 end ta- stock Premier model lent1-87. Wood section. 2 yrs old. $500. starter, radiator, head gasket.
Computer/Video 580 ble, $150 (863)675-2804 stock & trim. Excellent con- BAND FLUTE like new, $250 (863)261-5180 $5000 (863)697-9704
Crafts/Supplies 585 edition. $300. (863)675-3878 (863)675-2804 CHAIN SAW -Elect. on ex-
Cruises 590 BeCHAIN SAW Elect. on ex-Rent: at Horseshoe
rapsinens abris 590 COFFEE0 TABLE woLand, U.S. SPRINGFIELD '1864, BANJO 5 String, Harmony. tendable 20' pole. 50' exten- Room to et ree
Fireplace Fixture 600 good condton $1 45-70 Calvary Carbine. Not $100 (863)467-6148 sion cord, Weedeater, Murray$100 per week
Firewoodplace Fixture 600 good condition $150. musket. Saddle ring carbine. $50. (863)357-6930 (863)233-1544
Firewood 605 METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$ (863357-4188 k. ng 932 3e DRUM SET Pearl Export Se- CHAIN SAW Pullen, 14.5" o 0 33
Furniture 610 buy direct from manufactur- res, 13 pc., $750. cut, $20 (863763-0215 or LAWN MOWER,'G06 Cub Ca- R al
Furs 615 er. 20 colors in stock with all COUCH & LOVESEAT Leath- i(863)467-5906 (863)697-0354 det, 130 hrs., hydrostatic
Health & Reducing accessories. Quick turn er, light tan, good condition.- Ha (64-50 ( 9 ion o drive, 1 9hpru 4 c, $999 oroat l a
Equipment 620 around. Delivery Available.. $300 (863)763-3631 I GUITAR Harmony, Arch Top, GENERATOR 7550 watt, best offer. (863)697-8175


Jewelry 635 PRESSURE TREATED PLY- edition. $100 (863)763-7983 distance. $109. refinished, bench, $450 or GENERATOR- 10hp, B&S, pull (772)873-8399 Business Places -
Lamps/Lights 640 WOOD-(5 sheets 3/4") 48,863-261-3392 best offer (302)465-0558 start, 6250 Max watts, Cole- Sale 1005
Luggage 645 WOOD-(5 sheets, 3/4" fr DESK)- L shaped, with hutch man Powermate, never used IDING LANMOWERS,2) Commercial
ed lItems 0 (8 -46 u u op, black & gray, $75 GAZ LLE EXERCISE MACHINE PIANO Harrison Sinet, ex- $425 (863)610-0575 Snapper or th Property Sale 1010
Miscellaneous 655 63)(863)675-3878 LaBelle Tony Little, $40 or best of- cellent condition. $1000 or run & cut like new $650 sell Condos ale
Musical Instruments 660 T-POLE 200 amps, approx fer (863)634-8734 best offer. You pick up. GENERATOR new, never sep.(863)532-0188 Townhouses Sale1015
Office Supplies/ 14' tall. $600. Wendell DINING ROOM CHAIRS 4 TREADMILL Bart Star Prime (863)763-4053 used, $500 (863)612-0992 Farms Sale 1020
Equipment 665 (239)810-3312. Wooden w/ cushion seats. Fit, -6mph, Used condition STELLA HARMONY PARLOR or (863)245-9413 RIDING MOWER Grasshop- Farms Sale 1020
Pets/Supplies/ Ladder back style. $50 63USTELLA HARMONY PARLOR per, 25 hp Kohler w/452 hrs. Houses Sale 1025
Services 670 (863)763-1997 $149. 863-261-3392 GUITAR second owner, TOOL BOX- Snap On, like new, 52"cut + 48" dozer blade Hunting Property 1030
Services 6750( DI T- 4lexc cond., in orig case, $300 cool blue, 7 drawer, Paid $4000 (863)675-7708 Investment
Photography 675DINING SET 4 leather & neg. (863)467-0627 $2200 asking $1700 Property Sale 1035
Plumbing Supplies 680 RIDING MOWER John Dee Land Sale
Plumbing Supplies685 BABY CLOTHES Girls chrome chairs, black/multi 1 (863)484-0922 RIDING MOWER JohnDeere Land Sale 1040
Restaurant 12-18mo. Shoes- sz 5, 6, 7 & colored table. $85" ii I *060 WELDER Lincoln 1992 running hours. $1200 firm. Open House 10450
Restaurant. S s h t E ( 6 2n h $ 0 n e
Equipment 690 8. Some, still have tags. Exc. (863)610-2126 CENTRAL HEAT PUMP Just SA250 Diesel, asking $1500 (863)3572988 Out of State -
Satellite 695 cond. $150(239)253-2799 DRESSER- Solid cherry/ in time for winter. $125 AQUARIUM with wood or best offer (863)673-5891
Seeing Machines 700 BABY CRIB White 3 in 1 con- mirror. $250 (863)517-0300 (863)467-8187 stand, 4t long, all accesso- RIDING MOWER Snapper Property Sale 1055
Sporting Goods 705 vertible. Good condition. $65 TEMPERTURE ELECTRIC ries, $200 (239)289-7637 I Zero turn, Joy stick controls, Property Inspection1060
Stereo Equipment 710 or best offer (954)560-8375 END TABLES (2) Asking $50 42", 15hp, Kohler OHV, Runs Real Estate Wanted 1065
Television/Radio 715 for both or will sell separate POLE Complete, 200 amp, AQUARIUM 55 gallon great$800. (863)467-7415 Resort Property -
Tickets 720 BABY FURNITURE Crib, Mat- (863)763-5634 call Wayne Sq.D, Includes breakers. w/wood stand, light hood, FOOSBALL TABLE like new, Sale 1070
Tools 725 tress, Bedding & Play pen. $200. (863)467-7415 pump, skimmer & extras. $125 or best offer. ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain Warehouse Space 1075
To 89 Games 730 Excellent condition. $150. FUTON Dark green, 3 yrs old. $200 neg (863)763-0661 (863)467-8184 Ft. Drum drive, runs good, $250. Waterfront Property 1080
TVos G 735 (239)253-2799 Excellent condition. $50. larea (561)790-3681
Wanted to Buy 740 (863)835-0692 AQUARIUM 75 Gallon w/ ae (5170
dtoBuy 70 CRIB Arms Reach, Co-Sleep- 3 nice stand. $150 KIDS FORD METAL 'PEDEL TILLER MTD, Rear tines, 6.5
er. Excellent condition. $100 FUTON SET Black iron, w/2 MEN'S RING Size 9.5, 14k (863)517-0300 TRACTOR Never used. $50 hp. Slightly used. $300 or
(954)632-8636 LaBelle. end tables & coffee table. gold w/4 diamonds, ttl dia- (765)623-2151 Okeechobee best offer. (863)357-0256
Atq s 01 CRIB Light oak. Very good w/wood tops included. $400 mond weight between .75 to DOG KENNEL Large, Metal, (kEb ET 05
IB Light oa. V g or best offer (863)357-2795 1k. $600 (561)449-3703 Black, Collapsible w/ re- NINTENTO 64 GAME CUBE, WICKER SET- 4 pc, outside,
condition. $50 _movable tray. $20 All wires, controllers & games ble, 2 chairs couch,
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE (863)697-1247 GLIDER ROCKER Beige. Ex- O iutd r (863)763-7983 included & Game Boy Player good condition. $130
- Antique 25", w/8 track & cellent condition. $50 FISH TANK 30 gal., with $150. for all. (302)697-9376 (863)532-9142
record player, Curtis Mathis, (863)697-1247stand, complete, a couple
$50 863)824-3358 tMKITCHEN TABLE- with 4 PORCH SWING $50 fish, $100 firm a Celebrate Christmas
RECORD PLAYER & stereo, BLOUSES ladies,, small to chairs, like new, $50 561-670-3636 (863)634-6949 WESTERN SADDLE 15" seat in your new home!
Magnavox, wood cabinet, medium, $20 or best offer. (863)763-5634 ak for VATS (25) 3'x5x2 150 REWARD great condition, $150. HARLEM 3/2 Bran New
46x11x26, incids records. (305)797-3690 Montura Wayne Gal., (8) 4' ound x 3'. 300 )467 tion, $150 HARLEM 3/2 Brand Ne
$150 (863)675-6346 areaGa 8 G,8)4' Round x3'.Ga $500-$1000 (863)467-2231
BRIDAL GOWN Whitesz8 LA-Z-BOY RECLINER Black Gal, (2) 5'x4' Round 500 Gal. paid for FL Co. autoHarlem Academy Drive
SEAL FUR COAT- Circa BRIDAL GOWN White, s 8, leather, good condition. ELECTRICALNERVES STIMU- $2500 (863)467-9621 ts ated 1911-191l Appliances, New carpet,
1950's, Mid length. Excellent 3' train, Intricate lace, beads& $100 (863)674-0467 -LATOR (T.E.N.S.) Unit & tags d atesd 1911-19. /Air, 1 Car Garage,
condition $250. rosette designs, scallop neck- extra pads $150. A bef pesnt lLandscaped. $164,500.
(863)634-4250 line $500. (863)697-3207 LAZY BOY RECLINER Red, (863)983-4314 before e1956, esp.
JEAN JACKET fringed, ladies Good condition. $100. Hendy & Glades CoSHIP or Owning
x-g., & adies blouses, (863)357-4188 LIFT CHAIR Automatic. Like CAMERA EQUIPMENT Canon tags with #49 & #60 I NFinancing Possible
m & ladies dsi, n4.- (86)37-8 new. $400 (863)697-0143 T50 35mm w/zoom lens, ext prefix. Jeff Francis ......,I"I. I
med., $40 neg. LIVING ROOM SET 7 pc tube, teleconverter & filters. (727)345-6627 or e-mail Call Owner: 863-673-5071
CHEST FREEZER Runs great. (305)797-3690 Montura leather set. $1500 LIFT CHAIRS 2, Good condi- $100 (863)763-5567 Okee gobucsl3(ataol.com or Apartments 905 or 561-996-8010
0(863)673-0692 tion. $700. or will separate $100 (863)763-5567 Okee gobucsl3(9aol.com or Apartments 905 or561-996-8010
$40 (863)467-2704 (863)673-0692 tion. $700. or will separate. www.florida Business Places 910
$40 (863)467-2704 (863)(863)801-4949 lichenaepelates.om. Commercial CLEWISTON 4 BR., 2 BA. @
DISHWASHER Brand new, $5 MATTRESS Serta Perfect WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex- Property 915 316 E. Obisto. No pets. $900
solid white( Frigidaire. $55 Many sleeper, King set, like new, WEEL lcH I. ~TOP$$- Condos/ mo. + $900 sec. dep. C/Air.
(863)357-6930 ELVIS COLLECTION Many exc cond, w/box springs, ceent condition New Looking to buy coin Townhouses Rent920 Call Tricia 863-805-2872
DRYER Used rarely like new, Rel t s ems ram $150 (863)674-0467 $g $ JACUZZI TUB, w/new pump, 6 collections. Gold, Silver, Farm Property -
DRYER- Used rarely, like new, Graceland, memorabilia. (863)763-6907 jets, 5'x3.5', cream color, Paper Money Nothing Too Rent 925 CLEWISTON
asking $165(863)612-0992 $300 neg.(863)467-0627 MATRESS TOPPER King brand new, never used, Big or Smalll I'm Not a House Rent 930 House For Sale North Side,
or (863)245-9413 FREDRICK REMINGTON Clas- size, memory foam, new.$100 neg. (863)443-6427 Dealer. I'm looking to ad to Land Rent 935 4 br, 3 ba. Asking $240K.
REFRIDGERATOR Compact, sics Bronze statues.- Pd. $300, Asking $125 neg. Call 863-983-2798
2.7 cu. ft., Like new. Paid in all. Small & Large. $200 (863)634-9620 Okeechobee APOOL Above ground, 1 yr old my personal collection. Resort Property9 Call 863-983-27
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid (239)707-1396 Bob Rent 945 FOR SALE BY OWNER
$99. Asking $60. will sep. (863)357-0232 MICROSUEDE COUCH L for high paying Aviation 5500. Asking $3500. You Roommate 950 FORSAL 12th Ave
(863)4672788, ROBERT BUTLER PRINTS shaped, cream, 18 mos old, Maintenance Career. FAA ap- Move. (863)634-421 Rooms tRent 955 175 N.W. 12th Ave.
REFRIGERATOR 2 years old. "Big Cypress Buck", 2'x3' w/Ottoman. $650 Will deliver proved program. Financial Storage Space South Bay, Florida
Like new. $250 53/500. $900 in Labelle. (863)675-4098 aid if qualified Job place- POOL Above Ground, with k,, Rent 960 Beautifully renovated
(863)249941 ment assistance. CALL Avia- pump & filtration system. meuiflr rR/ eAnnofamite
(863)234-9941 (863)261-3392 POT BELLY STOVE FLOOR ion Institute of Maintenance You take down. Cost $1500 | I 3BR/1BA plus family
REFRIGERATOR Good work- -. LAMP Vintage. UMCO #28 (888)349-5387. Asking $500. 863-675-3878 MITIM room & carport on
ing condition w/bottomr $550 (863)261-3392 I r acre. $85,000
freezer. $150o $550(863)261-3392 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE POOL-Above ground, 24', Christmas Trees 745 (704)668-5547
(863)763-4098 Iv msg QUEEN SIZE BED like new, from home. Medical, busi-, w/pump & filter, must take Farm Equipment 805 CONDO- BASS CAPITAL-704)668-5547
REFRIGERATOR -KenmoreDELL COMPUTER SYSTEM- $95 (863)467-1245 ness, paralegal, computers, down & move, $500 or best Frm FeedProducts810 2BR/2BA,$950/mo. Lender Foreclosure Auction
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore, criminal justice. Job place- offer. (863)675-3878 Labelle Farm Miscellaneous 815 863-517-1204 or 500+ HOMES IN FLORIDA
Off white. $100 Complete, Fast! Lot's of pro- RECLINER Leather, like new. ment assistance. Financial 863-517-1204 or 500+ HOMES IN FLORIDA
(863)763-1713 grams. $75. (863)517-2782 $100 (863)467-2704 aid and computer providedif SPA, Leisure Bay, 2 seats, 1 Farm Produce 820 863-228-0979 Must Be Sold! Free Catalog
Tony (800)591-1328 USHo-
REFTonyRIGERATOR- Side ROCKERS (2) Large recliner, 5 yrs. old, used very Farm Services (800)591-1328 USHo-
nside, 25cu ft, Kenmore, 2ice. Dark wood. $130 for (866)858-2121, www.Onli- little, $800 firm. Offered 825meAuction.com.
almd, water/ice in door, runs 250 gb hd, dual DD/RW both, will sep. neTidewaterTech.com. (863)467-0007Services Wanted 830 SOUTH BAY 130 NW 3rd
great. $275 (863)467-5616 new 19" LCD, Must Sell' bo, wServices Wanted 830 SOUTH BAY 130 NW 3rd
great. $275 (863)467-5616 new 19" LCD, Must Sell (765)623-2151 Okeechobee BREAD / DOUGH MACHINE SWIMMING POOL Above Fertilizer 835 MOORE HAVEN Ave, 3br, wood frame house,
$599. (239)728-8351 Westbend, Automatic. 9 ground, 14 Ft. wall acces- Horses 840 WEEKLY OR MONTHLYnice size lot, goo fixer
Whirlpool, white, clean, ask- PENTIUM IV Fast New 19" SOFA BED Blue velvet. Good tions.Excellent condition. series. $100 (863)467-8187 Landscaping RENTALS upper, will negotiate
ing $300. (561)449-3703 LCD. Everything included c -0765 $40 (863)634-5038 Supplies 845 FURNISHED OR (561)924-5348 /596-6343
G (5 4 $399 neg. (239)247-4839 (863)824-0765 F= Lawn & Garden 850 UNFURNISHED
UPFRIGHT FREEZER Ken- TABLE wood top w/black CASKET Never been used, Livestock 855 3 br, 2 ba CBS home. SOUTH BAY Beautiful house
more, 19 cu ft, white, works minum 4 beigecund witio or ne BOWLING BALLS 2 means Poultry/Supplies 860 $950/mo. on 2 lots, new appliances,
good, super cold $50 chairs, $60 or best offer. (863)763-4053 16 bs., black, 1 women's Seeds/Plants/ 2 br, 2 ba mobile home, new roof, $141K, Call
(863)697-8175 (305)97-3690 Montura 12 lb. Columbia, purple, $30 Flowers 865 $625/mo. (305)506-5876
WASHER & DRYER Good COMFORTER SET King, CHRISTMAS STONEWARE will sell sep. (863)467-8184 aptincluded U.S marshals Auction Bra-
condition. $100. Will separ- shams, bed skirt, 3 decora- Service for 8 + 2 players. i f Efincluded Utiites dento FL S Auion B
ate.(863)528-2684 tive pillows, very clean. $60 E e Snowman Design. JC Pen- LIFE JACKETS (2) Children's s Efficiency apt., utilities denton, FL SFH 3BR/2BAid
(863)357-0709 neys. $100 (863)634-5038 size, weight 50-90, chest included,$180/wk 1,680+/- sq ft. Min Bid
WASHER/DRYER May- 26-29, good condition. $20 2 br, iba, $600/mo. $94,250. Bid online 12/18 -
tag/Hotpoint, good cond, ,GOLF CLUBS Complete GARAGE SALE STUFF 16 ft will sep. (863)467-1373 BUMPER PULL 2 horse, Lakeport Large 3 br, 2 ba, on 1 2 / 2 0
moved, must sell. Asking Fuitu matched set, metal woods, trailer full. $700 neg. For slant, new floor & 5 new a lake, $950/mo. www.bid4assets.corr/BFL2.
$175/both. (863)357-6315 irons, putter, bag, balls, $95 more info. (772)359-2923 or - tires, $2,000 or best offer. Call (863)509-0096 US. Marshals Auction Ft
_BAR Oak top, 7x4'. $75. (863)946-3123 (863)467-5401 (863)467-4049 after 6pm MOORE HAVEN- 2 BR, 2 BA, Lauderdale, FL SFH 3BR/2BA
(863)983-4314 GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc. INTERIOR PAINT New "Col- DRIVING HARNESS Single 5 yr. old CBS. $725 mo. & 1,451+/- sq ft. Min Bid
BED SET Queen size, Pillow clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping, orwheel" white flat & primer HOME THEATRE Surround horse, all leather, made in 3BR/2BA, Frame, 2 yrs. old. $141,471. Bid online 12/10 -
BIKE 3 Wheels. Dasota Clas- top mattress & box spring. Etc. Good quality. $800. Will in 5 gals, several available. Sound w/built in DVD. Phil- PA. $200 or best offer $775 mo. (863)610-0159 1 2 / 1 2
sic. $100 (863)357-2873 $500 561-670-3636 sep. 863-946-3123 $25 (561)248-3624 Okee lips. $125 (239)340-8502 (863)675-4098 Labelle or (863)509-0096 www.bid4assets.com/NWT2


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.
5000sqft custom built home
on 10 acres. -Includes
stocked pond, dock, pond
.house, located 10 minutes
south of Tifton, GA. Great
location! Call Norris Bishopi
SRealty @ (229)890-1186.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL &
COLORFUL FALL FOLIAGE!
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MOUNTAINS Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. CHEROKEE MOUN-
TAIN GMAC REAL ESTATE...
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
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
Tennessee lake in private
community. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now
(888)792-5253, x.1650.
VIRGINIA: MOUNTAINS 5
acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500
(866)789-8535


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




MOORE HAVEN, 2br, 1.5ba.
New .interior. Central A/C.
$550/mo. or lease option.
(863)946-3376
New 2BR/2ba mobile home in
55 & older secure adult
community with pool and
clubhouse. Ready to move
in. $650 monthly. Call Kenny
(863)673-4325



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Horton, '05, 2BR/1BA,
14'wx48'l, immaculate,
must be moved, partially
furnished, $10,000.
(863)763-5841/801-1846
SKIRTING FOR MOBILE HOME
For Dbl/Wide, White, Used.
$150. (863)673-5704


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



AIR BOAT 220 GPU, Laser
hull. Power shift prop. $5000
or best offer. (561)234-5416
AIR BOAT 220 GPU, Laser
hull. Power shift prop. $5200
or best offer. (561)348-0276
AQUA SPORT 1999 -17 Ft. w/
90 hp Johnson, Bimini Top &
New trailer. Excellent condi-
tion. $5000 (863)673-5891
BOAT MOTOR 200 Johnson,
for parts only, $200.
(863)763-4643
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
$480. (561)790-3681
TRANSOME For a pontoon.
Good condition $80.
(863)357-6617


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BONITA,'88 -17', open fisher-
man, w/'89 115hp Mariner
eng. & trir., runs great,
$2000. (863)467-7123
KEY WEST, 1992 15', 40HP
motor, runs great, trailer in-
cluded. $3,500. Call Phil at
863-674-9932
KEY WEST CENTER CONSOLE
19.5 FT, 140 Suzuki motor,
Magic Tilt Trlr, very low hrs,
$20,000 (814)715-2372
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT, '95,
17', 2 fish finders, new troll.
mtr., 120 2 stroke force,
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388
RANGER JON BOAT 16',
Good cond., 28hp Evinrude,
Hustler trailer, many extras,
$1500 (863)675-3960.



CAMPER PULL ALONG 28 ft,
all works, needs some body
work, A/C, generator includ-
ed $1500 (863)261-7135
CHEVY MOTORHOME '86,
23', Rally Jamboree. Good
shape. Ready to use. $4000.
or best offer (863)532-1751
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER -
mounts to back of moto-
rhome. Good condition, Ask-
ing $350 (863)824-0801



FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
Fits a full size Chevy or
GMC, alum louver. $275
(863)697-9704



SEADOOS On double trailer,
Was asking $4000. Will sac-
rifice for $3500. Must see!
(863)697-0259



MARINE RADIO Standard
Horizon Eclipse +, VHF ra-
dio, NEW, perfect Christmas
S gift $80 (863)357-3779



FIRE HOSE Good Dock
Bumpers. $10
(863)763-1997
STAINLESS PROP- Johnson
200, excellent cond., $100
(863)763-4643



HONDA SHADOW AERO 1100
'98 42k miles, lots of op-
tions. $4800 (863)763-5959
KAWASAKI '90 ZX10 perfect
cond. 17,000 miles, Must
Sell, asking $1600
(760)608-2014
MINI BIKE 3 2hp, New tires,
newer clutch. Runs good.
$200 or best offer.
(863)634-9737 Lv msg
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER -
mounts to back of moto-
rhome. Good condition, Ask-
ing $350 (863)824-0801


SUZUKI 850 1982, 17K mls.,
Looks good, Runs good.
Very dependable. $1400.
(561)261-0766'



GO CART Bench seat style.
$200. (954)536-6613 W.
Clewiston area
HONDA 350 2006 4x4 rancher
atv, 360 mis only 5hrs, Like
new. Custom rims. $4000
(561)968-0468
YAMAHA SCOOTER, '05 -
barely used, 49cc, good
Christmas present, $1500 or
best offer (561)262-0510


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



ACURA INTEGRA '97 good
running car, gas saver, auto-
matic, $3400
(863)634-8735 after 5pm
BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., AC. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce ,
CADILLAC BROUGHAM, '87 -
72,852 mi.; gray blue, a/c,
$900 cash. (863)357-6799
CADILLAC DEVILLE '93-
grey, excellent condition,
Either seats, auto, $2500
(863)763-4987
CADILLAC DEVILLE '93, White
w/white leather, 4 dr. all
pwr., new A/C. Excellent
cond. $3800 (239)850-2299
CHEVY CAVALIER '88 Looks
Bad, Runs good. Used for
work transportation to the
coast. $500 (863)467-0890
CHEVY CAVALIER '98 2dr,
red, very pretty, new brakes,
$3500 or best offer
(863)357-0406
DODGE INTREPID 1995 -
Needs transmission. $400 or
best offer. (863)612-6101
DODGE INTREPID ES '00 Ext
& Int in fair cond, runs but
needs eng work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)990-5431
FORD TAURUS '99 4dr, V6,
eng good cond, gold, rebuilt
trans at 85k, a/c, radio, int
good. $2200 (239)770-3527
MERCURY SABLE '00 4 dr,
V6, cold a/c, new tires, runs
perfect, 83k miles. $3800
(863)357-8702
MITSUBISHI 3000 GT '95 -
auto, V6, good body & interi-
or, doesn't run, $1000 or
best offer (863)675-2627


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FPL offers savings and


JUNO BEACH -- 'Tis the sea-
son of holiday lights and deco-
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spending. Florida Power & Light
Co. says for financial and energy
savings, energy efficient lights are
an illuminating choice.

Greener lights
Energy Efficient LEDs, or Light
Emitting Diode lights, are gaining
popularity this season. In fact,
this year the Times Square New
Year's Eve Ball will be redesigned
and completely illuminated by
LEDs. In its December issue, Con-
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lights to LED light strands. When
it comes to energy efficiency, the
LED lights were the clear winner.
They use up to 98 percent less
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strands you hang. And while they
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pay back the cost difference in 3
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bulbs, lasting up to 100,000 hours
or more indoors, or about 50,000
hours when used outside.
Consumer Reports also
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incandescent lights were much
hotter. Because the LEDs run
much cooler, they can use plastic
on the bulbs instead of glass. So
they're more durable and pose a
lower fire risk.
LED holiday lights are avail-
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FPL's online store by visiting
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To further reduce energy costs
this holiday season, use tim-
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decorations to automatically turn
them off during daylight hours
and other times.

Sparkle safely
FPL also asks that you bright-
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following tips:
Never use indoor lighting
outside.
Check lights for damage,
and discard broken strings.
Look up and be aware of.
any power lines when deco-
rating outdoors. Avoid raising
ladders and other extended ob-
jects into or near power lines.
Before installing outdoor
lights on trees, make sure tree
limbs haven't grown into or
near electric lines.
Make electric cords inac-
cessible to pets and toddlers,
and keep power cords from
under rugs, appliances or oth-
er objects to prevent fire from
overheating.
Use no'more than three
sets of conventional lights on a
single extension cord and turn
decorative lights off when leav-
ing home or going to bed
Monitor energy usage for
holiday meals
Cooking uses a lot of energy
under the best of circumstanc-
es. The extra heat of cooking
also adds to the load of your
ventilating, air conditioning and
refrigeration equipment.
As families and friends gath-
er for holiday meals, cook as


safety tips
efficiently as possible. Try not
to open oven doors unneces-
sarily to check on fo6ds. When
foods can be baked or roasted
at the same temperature, try to
cook them simultaneously in a
fully loaded oven. In addition,
consider the efficiency of your
kitchen appliances. There is a
variety of energy efficient con-
vection ovens and microwave
ovens on the market.
Throughout the year custom-
ers can access valuable infor-
mation on energy conservation
with FPL's Energy Advisor at
www.FPL.com. Simply click on
"Energy Saving Toolkit" to take
advantage of advanced features
such as easy-to-use calculators
that tell you how much you're
spending to run specific appli-
ances; unbiased advice to help
make the right major appliance
purchase; and tips on how sim-
ple changes to daily habits can
save you money.
FPL customers can also click
.on the. Online Home Energy
Survey to obtain expert analy-
sis of energy use in their homes
and personalized recommen-
dations for savings. A custom-
ized, printable report provides
detailed action steps for lower-
ing bills and links to FPL pro-
grams to help customers save
further.
Florida Power & Light Com-
pany is the principal subsidiary
of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL),
nationally known as a high qual-
ity, efficient and customer-driven
organization focused on energy-
related products and services.


Shoppers beware of gift card fraud


TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney
General Bill McCollum has is-
sued a consumer advisory en-
couraging Floridians to be savvy
shoppers when purchasing
and using gift cards this holiday
season. The Attorney General
reminded consumers that gift
cards scams unfortunately can
occur, but basic consumer
awareness and fraud prevention
techniques could spare holiday
shoppers considerable trouble.
Attorney General McCollum also
outlined tips for using gift cards
that would enable gift card re-
cipients to protect themselves
from fraud.
"With the holiday season
in full swing, the potential for
fraud is very real and our citi-
zens should take care to protect
themselves," said Attorney Gen-
eral McCollum. "We want to
make sure Floridians have any
available information to prevent
gift card-related and other types
of fraudulent activity that may
put a damper on this time of
year."
An important recommenda-
tion this holiday season is to
pay close attention to the fine
print on gift cards. A new law
passed this year by the Florida
Legislature mandates that gift
cards issued in Florida will not
expire or have any fees that
would reduce the value of the
gift card, although gift cards is-


sued before June 28, 2007 can
still have expiration dates, fees
and other terms that could -re-
duce their value. The Florida
Retail Federation estimates that
Florida consumers will spend
one out of every five dollars on
gift cards this Christmas season.
Nationwide, consumers are pro-
jected to spend approximately
$25 billion on gift cards during
the 2007 holiday season.
"Gift cards will be a popu-
lar gift item this Christmas. We
urge consumers to use them
wisely and treat them the same
as cash," said Rick McAllister,
President of the Florida Retail
Federation.
The Attorney General's Office
also released the following tips
for buying and using gift cards:
* Buy gift cards from repu-
table sources. Avoid buying gift
cards from online auction
sites as these cards may be sto-
len or counterfeit or may have
been obtained fraudulently.
Always read the fine print
before purchasing gift cards.
Inspect the card before
buying. Verify that none of the
protective stickers have been
removed. Ensure that the codes
on the back bf the card have
not been scratched off to reveal
a PIN number. Report altered
cards to the store selling the
cards.
Give the recipient the


original receipt to verify the
card's purchase value in case
the card is lost or stolen.
* Ask about purchase excep-
tions, including any terms of use
that may vary regarding a store's
website versus the physical store
location.
Treat gift cards like cash. If
a card is lost or stolen, report it
to the issuer immediately. Most
issuers have toll-free numbers to
report lost or stolen cards.
Complaints about gift cards
should first be reported to the
retailer or financial institution
that issued the card. If the prob-
lem can't be resolved at that lev-
el, consumers may want to file a
complaint with the appropriate
authorities. For cards issued by
retailers, consumers may con-
tact the Federal Trade Commis-
sion at http://www.ftc.gov or
call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.
For cards issued by national
banks, consumers may contact
the Comptroller of the Currency
(OCC) Customer Assistance
Group by calling 1-800-613-6743
or sending an e-mail to: custom-
er.assistance@occ.treas.gov.
The OCC charters, regulates,
and supervises national banks,
some of which issue gift cards.
Complaints may also be report-
ed to the Attorney General's Of-
fice through the fraud hotline


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TOYOTA CRESEDA '81 runs,
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CHEVY PICKUP '54 runs,
needs brakes & body work,
good title, $700.
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CLUB CAR Carry All II Plus,
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CLUB CAR '95- reconditioned,
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INTERNATIONAL 4700 '92 -
Flat bed dump, 16 ft body, 6
cyl eng, 5 spd, runs excel-
lent, no oil leaks. $9500
(863)467-6101 or
863)447-0447
INTERNATIONAL 66 PASS
SCHOOL BUS '95 W/T44E
fuel efficient engine, Allison
transmission,clean & excellent
mechanical cond, direct from
Martin County Schools. $5500
(863)467-6101


ENGINE Chevy 454 Big Block
with transmission. $1200. or
bestoffer. (863)673-1981
FORD F150, '87 302 eng.,
runs good, 85k mi., lost title,
$700. (863)763-1370
GRILL '06-Current Chrysler
300 C stock grill, excellent
shape. $65 or best offer.
(863)634-4698
JEEP CHEROKEE '84 V6, au-
tomatic, for parts. $500 or
best offer. (772)778-6477
RADIO BEZEL For navigation
radio, great shape, wood
grain, inclds power outlet/cig
lighter. $80 (863)634-4698
RIMS & TIRES 14" alumi-
num, will fit Ranger/Explor-
er/Bronco2, size 225/70/14.
$300 (561)248-3624 Okee
RUNNING BOARDS Ford, fits
99-up Super Duty Crew Cab
PU. Brand new, asking $300
(863)697-0328
TAILGATE Fits F350, blue sil-
ver. $400 (772)873-8399
TRANSMISSION 400 Turbo.
$300 or best offer.
(863)201-3492
TRUCK COVER For quad cab.
$70 (863)674-5770
TRUCK TIRES (4) 16", good
tread. $100 (863)467-7373
TRUCK TOPPER Fiberglass.
Off '86 F-150. 8 Ft. Very
good condition. $100
(863)675-2653


CHEVY S10 1991 Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mls.
Gas saver. 'Excellent condi-
tion. $2300 (772)332-5804
CHEVY S10 PU '97- black,
4x4, auto, good condition,
$3000 (863)763-4987


Thursday, December 6, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CURCUIT OF THE
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR STATE OF FLORIDA,IN ANO FOR PAHOKEE HOUSING AUTHORITY RECEIVES "HIGH PERFORMANCE" RATING
HENDRY COUNTY HENRY COUNTY FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HUO
IN RE: ESTATE OF CIVIL DIVISION CIVIL DIVISION
L S TF CVLIVISN CIVIL VISIO Pahokee Housing Authority recently received a rain of 100%, under HUD's Section
De Oces. R-G CROWN BANK, R-G CROWN BANK, Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP,. for its Fiscal Year July 1,
File No. 07CP52 Plaintiff Plaintiff 2006 thru June 30, 2007. SEMAP is a tool by which the U.S. Department of HUD
Division PROBATE n vs evaluates Public Housing Authorities' (PHAs) Section Eight Housing Choice
CASE NO. 07-907 CA CASE NO. 07-908CA Voucher programs. SEMAP "allows HUD to better manage the Section 8 tenant-
N NOTICE TO CREDITORS MARK BLAIR A/KA MARK A. BLAIR; MARK BLAIR A//A MARK A. BLAIR: based program by identifying PHA capabilities and deficienciesrelated to the ad-
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK ministration of the Section 8 program." HUD evaluates agencies using 15 indica-
en i i rThe administration of the estate of BLAIR AK/A MARK A. BLAIR; F LIV- BLAIR AK/A MARK A. BLAIR: IF LIV- tors. Pahokee Housing Authority received a top score on each indicator HUD
GOT i LOUVE S. PLATT, deceased, File Num- ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN congratulated PHA on this rewarding status. PHA's Executive Director (Julia
bar 07CP52 is pending in the Circuit SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S). IF Hale) and staff extend a special "thanks" to HUD's Miami Field Office and PHA's
www.gilbert-golfcars.com Court for Glades County. Florida Pro- REMARRRIED, AND IF DECEASED, REMARRRIED, AN IF DECEASED Bord of Directors (Vera Hopson, Omega Graham Larry White, Leonard Dobrow,
3 6434 bate Division, the address of which is: THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, and Dr. Richard Johnson), for their technical and other support.
3P-6 3 O. Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES. DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 33471. CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS- CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS- 'Where we're making a difference.
The name and address of the Personal TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS 2515258GS 12/6/07
resentative attorney is set forth below. AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN- AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN- ---
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1: ul i ui i
FIELD THAT: UNKNOWN TENANT #2 UNKNOWN TENATN #2
All persons on whom this notice is Defendant(s). Defendantss.
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8 served who have objections that chat-
6 cyl, good Shape, brand lenge the qualifications of the Personal NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
new tires, $1500 or best of- Representative, venue, or jurisdiction TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
fer. (863)634-2582 of this Court are required to file their TO: MARK BLAIR NK/A MARK A. BLAIR; TO: MARK BLAIR NK/A MARK A. BLAIR; AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA On October 15, 2007, Oscar Aguero
fer. (863)634-2582 objections with this Court WITHIN THE THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK CIVIL ACTION Ministry, tendered to the Federal
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR; IF LIV- BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR; IF LIV- Communications Commission an
DODGE PICKUP '93 asking THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, application fora construction permit
$650 (239)324-3313 Im- TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTS) IF AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE for a new Class A FM radio station
mokalee DAYS AFTER TH E OF SERVICE REMAR RIED, AND IF DECEASED THE HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSEE to operate on 91.3 MHz, serving the
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI- RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI- FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SE- community of Lakeport, Ft. The call
THEMr SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CURITIES CORPORATION, HOME EQ- letters of this station have not yet
F150 '93, Crew ab, 13" lift, All creditors of the decedent and other REITRS, LIENORS, AND TRU- CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRU UITY PASS THROUGH been assigned The proposed
Brand new 35 Buck Shot persons having claims or demands TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, transmitter address is located near
Mutters. $3000. or best of- against decedent's estate on whom a CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR Plaintiff Harney Pond Rd. State Road 721(a)
fer. )2331782ess copyof this notice is served within AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) AGAINSTTHE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) vs Case N. 2007-895-CA and Harney CanalRd. NW The pro-
ve os'n "os three months after the date of the first DOMINGO REYES, et at, posed height of the station broad-
publicationof this notice must file their Whose residence are/is unknown. Whose residence are/is unknown. Defendant(s) cast antenna is 37 meters above
FORD F350 '94 diesel dually, claims wih this Court WITHIN THE ground level with an effective radi-
4dr, 2 wh drive, AC/Radio LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your NOTICEOFCTION station'serstudio 2.illbe loated in
works great, auto, flatbed, THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- answer or written defenses, if any, in answer or written defenses, if any, in station's studio wil be located in
worksTION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY the above proceeding with the Clerk of the above proceeding w the Clerof TO: DOMINGO REYES Lakeport, F'Copiesof the applica-
$5000 (863)673-3076 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE this Court, and to serve a copy there of ths Court, and to serve a copy there of LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: lion and related matenac are
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose upon thplalaintiff's attorney, whose 4058 EAST SUNFLOWER CIRCLE available for public inspection at
FORD RANGER XLT '93 Su- THEM, name and address appears hereon, ame and address appear hereon, LABELLE,FL3935 GladeCount Pblic Library, 201
per 4.0, auto, runs ood, All other creditors of the decedent and within thirty days of the first publica- within thirty days of the first publica- CURRENTADDRESS: Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, R
persons having claims or demands lion of this Notice, the nature of this lion of this Notice, the nature of this UNKNOWN 33471.The Board Members are os-
needs trans work. $1000 or against the decedent's estate must file proceeding being a suit for foreclosure proceeding being a suit for foreclosure car Aguero, Stella Aguero, Diego
best offer (239)503-7653 their claims with this Cour WITHIN of mortgage against the following de- of mortgage against the following de- SIMONA REYES Aguero, Fernando Castro, Malmo
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE scribed property, to wit: scribed property, to wit: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Sotelo, Hector Pdrez, Javier Rodri-
TONNEA COVER Fiberglass, OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS 4058 EAST SUNFLOWER CIRCLE quez, Yader Simpson, Rene Betan-
NOTICE. LOT 13, BLOCK 2316, PORT LABELLE LOT 9, BLOCK 2130, PORT LABELLE LABELLE, FL 33935 oourt, and Eliam Sanczuk.
Arizona Beige, fits 99 Current ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC- UNIT 9 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT .. UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT CURRENT ADDRESS: 248779GCD 11/22,29;12/06/07
Ford Super Duty Shortbed, TONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR- THEREOF, AS RECORD IN PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD IN PLAT UNKNOWN
$450 (863)227-1698 EVER BARRED, BOOK 3, PAGE 144, OF THE PUBLIC BOOK 3, PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC
$450The date of the first Publication of this RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY, RECORDS OFHENDRY COUNTY ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
TRUCK TOPPER with side notice sNovember 29, 2007. FLORIDA FLORIDA CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
tool boxes Fits Chevrolet Attorney for Personal Representative: A/K/A AK/A INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE
trucks $1000. MelanleA. McGahee, Esq. NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801 Florida Bar No. 0962694 8121 LIFE CIRCLE 5017 SPINNAKER RD. WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
672887 or763We Sugarand Highway LABELLE, FL 33935 LABELLE, FL 33935 MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
Clewiston, Florida 33440 ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
ITPhone: (863) 983-1677 If you file to file your answer or written If you file to file your answer or written OTHER CLAIMANTS
Fax; (863)983-1973 defenses in the above proceeding, on defenses in the above proceeding on
Personal Representative: .plaintiff's attoey, a default will e en- plaintiff's attorney, a default wil be en- LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
EE G R. ALAN HAMMOCK tered against you for the relief de- tered against you for the relief de- CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '88 5040 East C.R. 720 SE manded In the Complaint or Petition. manded in the Complaint or Petition.
2 door, 4.0 liter, 2wd, runs. Moore Haven, FL 33471 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
$450 (863)304-3508 leave 249427 CN11/29;1/6/07 DATED at HENDRY County this 26th day DATED at HENDRY County this 20th day fnrprloe q mnrtqqq nn the following
message IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2TH of Novemer2007 of November2007'
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR Clerk of the Circuit Court Clerk of the Circuit Court LOT 36, BLOCK 2150, PORT LABELLE
JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA By/s/S Hammond By A. Holsbeke UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING
'91 4.0 liter, high output, 5 GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Depty Clerk Deputy Clerk TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED U
Case No. 2007-CA-172 IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC
spd., new top, runs great, In accordance with the American with In accordance with the American with RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
$3800. (863)983-7788 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need- Disabiliees Act of 1990, persons need- FLORIDA.
in a i special accommodation to par- ig a special accmmod n par-
MERCURY MOUNTAINEER AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE icpate in this proceeding should ticipate in this proceeding should has been filed against you and you are
'99, New tires, Good condi- SERVICING,INC., Plaintiff contact the ASA Coordinator no later contact the ASA nator no later required serea copy yourit-
'99, Newtires, Good 05ondi- ,,than seven (7) days prior to the pro- than seven 7) days prior to the pro- ten defenses within 30 days after the
tion. $2500. (239)289-7637 IRYNA VARABYOVA, et a., ceeding Ifearing impaired, please ceedngs. f hearing impaired, please first pubican, if any, on loridae-
Defendants, call (800D955-9771 ODD) or Call (800955-9771 (TODO) or fault Law Group, RL., Plaintiff's attor-
o .8yTa es 4tNT te (BEG N955-8770 (voice), via Florinda Re- (800) 55-770 (voice), via Florida Re- ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a la Service y Service. Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo- 25017CN 11/29;12/06/07 250174CN 11/29;12/06/07 33634, and file the original this
sure Including Award of Attorney's Court either before service on Plain-
TRAILER New, 14 ft tandem Fees and Costs dated November 14, LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF LIEN SALE tift's attorney or immediately thereafter;
2007 entered in CNe No. 2 7- Larry's Secure Storage, 462 E. Main otherwise a default will be entered
drop axle, heavy duty. $1200 CA-1 72 of the Circuit Court of the 20th STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE Street, Pahokee, FL will sell the fol- against you for the relief demanded in
(772)342-7304 Judicial Circuit in and for Glades FAMILY COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH lowing at a public sale for CASH only: the Complaint or petition.
County, Florida wherein AMERICAN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF Unit A2, Carmona Henderson, house- This notice shall be published once each
TRAILER New, 20 ft tandem HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC. GREENVILLE C.A. NO.: hold & personalitems: Unit A5, Felicia week for two consecutive weeks in the
drop axle, heavy duty. $1500 isthe Plaintiff and IRYNA VARABYOVA 2007DR-23-3367 (Cross Referen Burse, household & personal items; Clewiston News.
drop axl 7hevyduty.$1500 and unnownsposeTs2007-DR-23-3367 Cross Reference:
and VARABYOVA, unknown spouse of 2007-DR-23-3128) NOTICE OF ADOP- Unit B5, Patricia Harvey, household & WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
(772)342-7304 IRYNA VARABYOVA, if married, N/K/A TION PROCEEDING TO:"JOHN DOE", personal items; Unit B6 Versie Hill, Court on this 26th day of Nov., 2007.
SHARHEI VAIABYOVA; SIARHEI VA- BIRTH FATHER:You are hereby notified Melvin Pahousehold & person, household & pemrson- UnitBarbara S. Buer
UTIL. TRAILER '05, Covered RABYOVA; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE pursuant to SC Code Ann. Sec. hsehld & peron- Barara the urt
Trailer, 12', Single axle, is/are Defendants, I will sell to the 20-7-1734, that adoption proceedings al items; itKenn ClerkoftheCourt
highest and best bidder for cash, in the have been initiated under the above- usehold, personal iturday, Deem ber By:/S/ tools.Hammond
$2500. or best offer. City of Moore Haven, Florida at 11:00 referenced case number involving a 2007 S ALE DATE: 11Saturday, December 8, ADepty Clerk
reference case number i n aS By:/S/Hammond
(863)467-2887or763-7801 o'clock A.M., on Thursday, the 20th2child0 ofdn who yo hv6s y C
(863)467-2887day of december, 2007, the following the biwhoma fathve been name d Larry's Secure Storage, 462 E. Main In accordance with the Amecans with
ngStreet Pahokee, L 33476. Disabilities Act, persons needing
UTILITY TRAILER 16 Ft., described property, as set forth in said born on J 31, 2007.YOU ARE FUR- Street, Pahokee FL 33476 Disabiliie Act, persons needing a
Stir Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo THER NOTED AS FOLLOWS: 1.That 561914-6511. special accommodation to participate
Dual axle. Spare tires in sure Including Award of Attorneys' withinthirty30)days 20381 11/2912/06/07 n this proceeding should contact
ed. $000 or best offer. Fees and Costs, to-wit: ice you shal respond in witingby fil- Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
(863)673-3076 ing with the Clerk of Court at 301 NOTICE OF MEETING fice is located at Lee County Justice
(863)673-3076 Lot 44, Block 40, PORT LABELLE SUB- University Ridge, Greenville, South GERBER GROVES Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe
DIVISION, UNIT 102, according to the Carolina, 29601, notice and reasons to WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Street, Fort Myers, Rorida 33901,
plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, contest, intervene, or otherwise re- telephone number (813) 335-2299;
Pages 66 through 87, of the Public spond; 2.That the Court must be in- A meeting of the Board of Supervisors 1-800-955-8771 (DD), or
Records of Glades County, Florida. formed of your current address and of of Gerber Groves Water Control 1-800-955-8770 v), via Rorida Relay
DODGE CARAVAN'94- 101K, any changes n address during the Distrct will be held at the Barron Li- Service, not later than seven (7) days
4 new tires, runs great, ask- adDption proceedings; and 3.That fail- brary, 461 North Main Street, La- prior tothis proceeding.
4 new tires, runs great, ask- ure to file a response within thirty (30) Belle Florida on Friday, December 250918 CN 12/6,13/07
ing $800 or best offer JOE FLINT Clerk days of receiving notice constitutes 14, 2007 at 10:15 A.M.
(863)673-4182 By:/S/ ennifer Bevis consent to adoption of the child and NOTICETO PUBLIC
Deputy Clerk forfeiture of all rights and, obligations The purpose of the meeting is to con-
GREGG S. AHRENS, ESQUIRE that you may have with respect to the duct routine business. The Hendry County Hospital Authority
i I ADORNO &YOSS LLP child. Raymond W. Godwin, Esq.1527 Board of Directors will conduct their
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 400 Wade Hampton Blvd.Greenville, SC Bryan Beer, Chairman monthly business meeting beginning
Miami, Florida 33134 29609 864-241-2883 Fax: 251478 CN 12/6/07 at 2pm on Thursday, December 13th,
(305) 460-1100 864-255-4342 ATTORNEY FOR in the Conference Room ai Hendry Re-
In accordance with the Americans with PLAINTIFFS Greenville, South Carolina NOTICE TO PUBLIC gional Medical Center, 524 West
Disabilities Act, persons needing a November 26, 2007 Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, lorida.
special accommodation to participate 251580 CGS 12/6,13.20/07 The Hendry County Hospital Authority 251626 CN 12/6/07
in this proceeding should contact the Board Finance Committee will conduct
S.._- senior Deputy Court Administrator NOTICE their monthly business meeting on
whose office is located at the Lee Thursday, December 13th, at 1 p.m. in PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Notice 5005 County Justice Center, Rm 3112, Notice is hereby given that on the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
State Public 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Flon- 12/15/2007 at 11:00 AM at FORT gional Medical Center, 524 West On October 22, 2007, Calvary Fellow-
da 33901, telephone number KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com- Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. ship, Inc. filed an application for a
Legal Notice 5500 (13) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, 251622 CN 12/6/07 new FM educational staton to serve
,OD), or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via 863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT LaBelle, Florida. The principals of
Florida Relay Service, not later than KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub- Y next job C l be IR Calvary Fellowship, Inc. are Bob
seven (7 days prior tothe proceeding lic Sale by competitive bidding, the nofal jI5 bIn Franuz, Tim r avidson, Ke y Lyon,
bi ti c 5 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST personal property heretofore stored today's CLasifedS. D and Lourde. The new station
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, with the undersigned by: VOU look for It will operate on Channel 219A with
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Heavy equipment grads celebrate


LaBELLE -- Students in the
12th heavy equipment opera-
tor training program sponsored
and funded by the South Florida
Water Management District and
coordinated by the Education
Center of Southwest Florida were
recognized for their accomplish-
ments Friday afternoon Nov. 16,
at the Barron Park in LaBelle. Stu-
dents received certificates from
The Safety and Equipment Opera-
tor Certification School of South
Florida, the Education Center of
Southwest Florida, The Safety
Council of Southwest Florida
and tee shirts and congratula-
tions from Rhonda Haag from the
Quantun Leadership Group and
District Consultant for SFWMD.
The Quantun Leadership Group is
part of the Jacobs/MWH Joint Ven-
ture providing management ser-
vices to the Everglades Construc-
tion Program. 12 students from all
over southwest Florida received
training by the Safety School on
SFWMD property leased by the
ECSWF on CR Hwy 78 for five


Submitted photo/Norman Highes
Graduates of the Heavy Equipment Operator Certification Program made the grade just in
time for the holidays. Those celebrating their accomplishment at the Nov. 16, certificate cer-
emony were: Eugene Boniface, Lehigh Acres, Mark Brown, LaBelle, Bob Daniels, LaBelle,
Harley Shane, LaBelle, Joe Nelson, North Ft. Myers, Robert Tolbert, Jr., LaBelle, Mario Torres,
Clewiston, Paul Tucker, LaBelle, Jeremy Whiddon, Clewiston, Robert White, LaBelle, Elgen
Williams, Clewiston.


weeks. Students received training
in safety, first aid, CPR, and OSHA
standards and practice and in-
struction on heavy equipment.
The equipment included a dozer,
track hoe, backhoe, skid steers,
and a bush hog. This will be the
last level I heavy equipment class


scheduled. If you would like in-
formation about the construction
trades worker classes coordinat-
ed by the Education Center con-
tact the director, Sonny Hughes,
at (863) 675-6800 or SHughesed-
center@embarqmail.com. Six
construction trades worker train-


ing classes are planned begin-
ning January 2008 with 12 appli-
cants needed for each class. The
Education Center of Southwest
Florida has moved from Missouri
Street and relocated its office to
4930 S.R. Hwy 29, six miles south
of LaBelle.


Candlelighter kids display their artwork


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA For
the past years, Candlelighters of
Southwest Florida, Inc. contin-
ues to serve children diagnosed
with cancer and blood disorders
throughout Southwest Florida.
The non-profit charity offers a
variety of free programs and ser-
vices to meet the growing needs
of local families dealing with a
life threatening illness.
Candlelighters of Southwest
Florida, Inc. is pleased to pres-
ent the 11th Annual "Brighten


My World," project, an exhibi-
tion featuring talents of local
Candlelighter artists whose lives
have been touched by cancer or
blood-related diseases. The art-
work.offers a unique insight into
the special issues children face
allowing us to view them from
the child's prospective a pain-
ful memory but more often, the
brighter side of dealing with an
illness like cancer.
Brighten My World art will be
displayed throughout the holiday


season, part of our national effort
to raise greater awareness of the
special needs of young cancer
patients, children with blood dis-
orders and also, their siblings.
Visit the Candlelighter chil-
dren's artwork in the art gallery
at the Broadway Palm Theater
throughout December.
"Candlelighters is as unique a
charity as the children and fami-
lies we have in the Southwest
Florida area," said Klair Snell-
baker, executive director. "For


over 25 years, the donations the
Candlelighters receive continue
to touch the lives of more than
350 families served who live in
Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry
and Lee Counties."
For more information about
the Candlelighters of Southwest
Florida, Inc., contact at: 9981
S. Health Park Drive, Ft. Myers,
33908, (239) 432-2223 or (800)
738-3588 or online at: www.can-
delightersSWFL.org.


Local libraries selected for reading series


Clewiston and Barron Librar-
ies are two of 18 libraries nation-
wide selected to host the Prime
Time Family Reading Time
reading, discussion, and story-
telling series offered by PRIME
TIME Inc., an affiliate of the Lou-
isiana Endowment for the Hu-
manities (LEH), in partnership
with the American Library Asso-
ciation (ALA) Public Programs
Office. The project, which will
take place in the spring, summer
and fall of 2008, is funded by a
grant from the National Endow-
ment for the Humanities (NEH)..
"We are delighted to be part
of the national expansion of a
project that is designed specifi-
cally for underserved families to
help children bond with parents
by reading and learning togeth-

Autograph
HENDRY/GLADES -- Everyone
is invited to the Hendry-Glades
Audubon and the Greater La-
Belle Garden Club program and
autograph session featuring Mark
Renz at the Dallas Townsend Ag-
'ricultural Extension Building in
LaBelle, Monday, Dec. 10, from 7
until 8 p.m.
Southwest Florida photogra-
pher and native Mark Renz admit
he is blind to the obvious. "When


er," said Barbara Oeffner, Hen-
dry County Library Cooperative
Coordinator. "This program is
yet another example of how li-
braries provide vital services to
diverse audiences in communi-
ties all over America."
Clewiston Library will host
PRIME TIME in 2008. Barron Li-
brary" will host PRIME TIME in
the summer. Barbara Oeffner,
Director, Clewiston, and Lori
Howard, Director, LaBelle, will
coordinate the project. Hilda
Bernhardt, from Early Steps, and
Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director, will serve as discussion
leaders assisted by Carrie Sue
Ayvar, bilingual storyteller from
North Miami Beach, Florida. Ad-
ditional support is provided by
Adriana Soto, migrant advocate


from the Hendry County School
Board. Team members will trav-
el to New Orleans Jan. 18-21,
2008 for a training workshop.
PRIME TIME, based on il-
lustrated children's books, is
designed to teach parents and
children to read and discuss hu-
manities topics and aids them in
selecting books and becoming
active public library users. It is
based on a successful series of
the same name that began in
1991 at the Baton Rouge (LA.)
Parish Library and spread to
surrounding states with NEH
funding. Over 24,000 individuals
have participated in more than
750 PRIME TIME sessions in 36
states and the Virgin Islands.
Each PRIME TIME series will
take place for six weeks. Read-


ing and discussion leaders will
conduct 90-minute sessions at
public libraries for parents and
children or guardians and their
children. At each session, a sto-
ryteller will present stories and
will model reading aloud. A hu-
manities scholar will serve as the
discussion leader. The library
representative will introduce
- families to library resources and
services. Younger siblings will
participate in separate pre-read-
ing activities.
As PRIME TIME grant recipi-
ents, Hendry County Libraries
will be provided with multiple
books, and honoraria for the
scholar, storyteller and reader.
Posters and other publicity ma-
terials are also provided.


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I shoot a picture, I don't always
see what is directly in front of
me," he says. "I may see what
is behind the photo. Sometimes
I see what's not even there. I'm
looking for the emotions an im-
age stirs in me."
Mark Renz is the author of
several books about Florida's fos-
sil sharks, mammals and reptiles.
He knows our rivers and creeks
cut through the sediments of time


exposing bits of prehistory in the
form of bones and teeth so that's
where he searches. And while
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a mask and snorkel, Mark Renz
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moment and pass it on."
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the present when he brings his
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will be available for purchase.


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USDA assigns counties as natural disaster areas


GAINESVILLE -- The U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture designat-
ed 58 Florida counties as primary
natural disaster areas because of
losses caused by drought that oc-
curred on Jan. 1, 2007, and con-
tinuing, announced Kevin L. Kel-
ley, State Executive Director for the
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Hendry, Glades and Collier
Counties are among those desig-
nated as well including surround-
ing counties and others through-
out the drought ravaged state.


Farm operators in Broward,
Charlotte, Highlands, Lee, Mimi-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee,
Palm Beach and Pinellas counties
in Florida also qualify for natural
disaster benefits because their
counties are contiguous.
All counties listed above were
designated natural disaster ar-
eas on Nov. 26, 2007, making all
qualified farm operators in the
designated areas eligible for low
interest emergency (EM) loans
from USDA's Farm Service Agency


(FSA), provided eligibility require-
ments are met. Farmers in eligible
counties have eight months from
the date of the declaration to ap-
ply for loans to help cover part of
their actual losses. FSA will con-
sider each loan application'on its
own merits, taking into account
the extent of losses, security avail-
able and repayment ability. FSA
has a variety of programs, in ad-
dition to the EM loan program, to
help eligible farmers recover from
adversity.


PUBLIC HEARING
HELMS ROAD EXTENSION PD&E STUDY
Financial Project ID: 419948 1 28 01


Hendry County, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will
conduct a public hearing for the proposed Helms Road Extension project. The hearing will
provide interested persons the opportunity to express their views concerning the location,
conceptual design, social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed extension.
The hearing will be held:

DatelTime: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hendry County Courthouse LaBelle, County Commission Chambers
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue (Corner of SR 80 and SR 29)
LaBelle, Florida 33935

. The proposed project involves extending Helms Road from SR 80 to SR 29 in Hendry County,
Florida. Over the past year, a study has been underway to provide documented information
necessary for Hendry County to reach a decision on the type, design, and location of
improvements to Helms Road. Right-of-way acquisition is proposed. Potential encroachments
on wetlands and floodplains have been identified as a result of this project and may be given
special consideration under Executive Orders 11990 and 11988.

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
begin at 5:00 p.m. The formal public hearing for the proposed Helms Road Extension project
is on the agenda and will consist of a presentation by the County on the project and its
associated impacts followed by a public comment period.

The environmental documents .W .....n ........ .
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prepared for the project will be 3.3
available for public review from .i
November 12, 2007 through
December 21, 2007, at the '--"
Barron Library, 461 N. Main 4 J
Street, LaBelle. Hours of
operation are Monday-Friday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. _

Public participation is solicited .
without regard to race, color,
national origin, age, sex, religion, : ........
disability, or family status,
Persons who require special
accommodations at the hearing
under the Americans with
Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services should contact the project
manager at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing.
Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Shane Parker, PE, Project
Manager at (863) 675-5222, by email to sparker@hendryfla.net, or by writing to the Hendry
County Engineering Department, P.O. Box 1607, LaBelle, Florida 33975.


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