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Thursday, December 20, 2007


Volume 83, Number 26


Glades
At a Glance


Chamber's future to.be redefined


Voter registration
deadline announced
The voter registration books
close Monday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m.
In order to be eligible to vote in
the upcoming Presidential Pref-
erence Primary Election, which
will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29,
2008, you must be registered to
vote by this deadline.
If you aren't registered
with a major party affiliation,
when you go to vote, you will
be issued a ballot with only
the Proposed Constitutional
Amendment; the property tax
exemptions: limitations on
property tax assessments.
If you have moved, married,
changed your name, or if there
are any changes to your voter
registration information, you
need to make the elections of-
fice aware of your current in-
formation.
If you have any questions
about the deadline to register to
vote, or the amendment please
call Holly Whiddon, the Glades
County Supervisor of Elections
at (863) 946-6005.

Edison college closed
for winter break
Edison College's campuses
in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers and
Naples and the Hendry/Glades
Center will be closed for win-
ter break from Wednesday,
Dec. 19, through Tuesday, Jan.
1. The College will re-open
Wednesday, Jan. 2, with classes
resuming Monday, Jan. 7.
During the break, continu-
ing students may register for
classes by accessing Edison's
on-line services at http://www.
edison.edu.

Time 4 Tots
meets today
Time 4 Tots will meet on
Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10:30
a.m., for a fun-filled time with
children ages birth to 5 years
old. Bring your toddler to the li-
brary and join us for a great tot
read time.
Barron Library Kids Klub
will have the annual Christmas
program on Thursday, Dec. 20
from 7 until\ 9 p.m. This year's
theme is "A Christmas Time To
Remember." There will be pic-
tures with Santa, a homemade
craft room where the kids get
to make their own ornament
for the tree, and of course the
Barron Library tradition, an
animated reading of "Twas the
night before Christmas". All
ages are welcome, and gifts
will be given to all. Bring the
family for a great holiday time
at the library. All events are free
to the public.

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Index
Classifieds ........ 9-13
Opinion. ............. 6
School ............. 15
Sports............... 8
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GEO PILT money
resolved: Resolution
sent to SFWMD/COE
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY The
Board of County Commissioners
(BCC) met Dec. 11 and discussed
ways to redefine the Glades
County Chamber of Commerce
with input from all parties con-
cerned. In other business, the
board passed two resolutions.
The lease to the county build-


ing that houses the Chamber of
Commerce has been expired
since 2003 and the organization
has possible state tax liens of
more than $25,000. In the inter-
ests of county property liability
and its county paid insurance,
County Manager Wendell Taylor
has locked the building.
County commissioners voiced
concerns about the need to re-
organize a Chamber of Com-
merce, since the Chamber of
Commerce organizes the Chalo
Nitka festival. The proposed date
for that festival is less than three
months away.


Current Chamber members
use the organization for publicity.
Also, new businesses planning
to relocate usually look for an
area's Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioners decided that
all parties concerned about re-
organizing the Chamber should
discuss a reorganization that will
benefit the entire county. It was
agreed the chamber issue will be
discussed at the next BCC meet-
ing on January 8.
"There is the will to get the
Chamber up and going," said
commissioner Russell Echols.
In other business, there had


Fun times: Christmas on the Caloosahatchee


INI/Nena Bolan
Candy cane legend
The First Baptist Church inMoore Haven had, a booth with candy canes for everyone at
Christmas on the Caloosahatchee. Legend has it that a candy maker created the con-
fection in the form of a shepherd's staff. From left to right are: John Smith, Liz Devinney
and Pastor Sherrill Tillery. For more photos see photos.newszap.com.



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INI/Nena Bolan
Climbing the big slide was an adventure for such a little girl. The slide was a child
pleaser at Christmas on the Caloosahatchee Dec. 13. The festival took place in Moore
Haven located in Glades County.


been litigation between the
Glades County property ap-
praiser and the State of Florida
regarding the GEO facility which
had been under Wackenhut's
operation. The suit was resolved
in favor of the state, and it was
ruled that the facility is tax ex-
empt. The county is now eligible
to receive a Payment in Lieu of
Taxes (PILT) in the amount of
$339,242.
As a condition, the BCC was
required to pass a resolution in
order to receive PILT. The reso-
lution explains that the county
accepts the PILT payment in ad-


edition to waiving a claim for ad
valorem taxes.
Recently, the SFWMD pur-
chased property in Glades Coun-
ty at a cost of approximately
$35 million. In the past, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers and
SFWMD have purchased other
Glades County property worth .
more than $61 million, thus
making those properties govern-
ment-owned and therefore, tax-
exempt.
This has reduced the revenue
base (amount of land subject
See Area Page 20


Glades County



Commission



elects chair


Meeting time
set for 6 p.m.
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES COUNTY. The
county commissioners meeting
of Dec. 11 had brief but note-
worthy agenda items important
to local government.
As is customary, the board
reorganized for the next cal-
endar year by electing new of-
ficers. Paul Beck was elected
chairman, and Russell Echols
was elected vice-chairman.


In other matters the com-
missioners decided to:
Observe the change of time
for night meetings. Starting in
January the meetings on the
fourth Monday of .the month
will begin at 6 p.m. since some
residents and visitors have far
to go when meetings are ad-
journed later in the evening.
Meetings on the second Tues-
day of the month will convene
as usual at 9 a.m.
Comments from the pub-
lic are invited at the March 11
meeting in order for the board
See Agenda Page 20


A Usta-be-



Christmas


For this special
time of the year
By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special t o Glades County
Democrat
As little money as they had
somehow, Mama and my father
were able to scrape together
enough materials and what-
ever it took, to make wooden
toys for little children on the
other side of town.
These were children who,


otherwise, would have had
nothing on Christmas morn-
ing. All year my father saved
scraps of wood from the fac-
tory where he worked to make
the toys. There were little tables
and chairs, a rocking horse, a
see-saw, cut-out clowns, and
flat dolls on which Mama paint-
ed the faces, horses, dogs, cats,
jigsaw puzzles, and little odd
pieces of doll furniture such as
the small caned bottom chair
and sideboard shown here.
See Christmas -Page 20


Caravan answers request


for help with coats, gifts


Central Florida
warms Christmas
in South Dakota

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES/HIGHLANDS -- Fel-
lowship and a sense of com-
munity can reach from the west
shore of Lake Okeechobee
all the way to South Dakota,
where the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation is preparing for


abusively cold winter wind
and Christmas time.
Many years ago, Betty
Luckey met the Oglala Sioux
of Pine Ridge when she went
there to teach vacation Bible
.school with Alice Snow of the
Seminole Tribe. Recently, Ms.
Luckey called Pastor Stanley
Hollowhorn of the church in
Wounded Knee, South Dakota
just to keep in touch during
the holidays.
She learned that the Pine
Ridge area was going through


harsh economic times. Winter
coats, toys and Christmas din-
ner could warm up the bleak
South Dakota winter ahead.
Ms. Luckey shared this
news one Sunday at the First
Indian Baptist Church of Brigh-
ton Reservation, where Alice
Sweat is a member. Ms Sweat
thought she could do some-
thing to help, since she had
the skills to bring basic needs
to others. Her experience as
director of Community Care
See Caravan Page 20


INI/Nena Bolan
Rhonda Goodman, left, and other staff members of the Com-
munity Care for the Elderly (CCE) in Brighton have volunteered
their time to help with the clothing and toys that will be driven
to South Dakota by a small caravan. In the center is Justin Hill-
Robbins, CCE staff; and director Alice Sweat is on the right.
Behind them is the 30-foot trailer that will go to Pine Ridge Res-
ervation.


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Work at the site has been
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HRMC Community Care Center
Representatives of Henrdry Regional Medical Center and Hendry Regional Foundation met
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Group's generous $200,000 donation to the foundation $100,000 of which is earmarked
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The first of the cutoff wall con-
tracts has started, according to
Ms. Jackson.
The cutoff wall will dig verti-
cally iiit the dike, reaching into
the limestone layer in the earth to
reduce the presence of piping
The Army 'Iorps hopes that its
work \\ill strengthen the levee for
years to come and relieve worry
that a heightened lake level could
present major problems in the
communities directly next to the
lake.
Another concern that is being
carefully considered is the con-
tentibus issue of property acquisi-
ton to accommodate the repairs.
Residents in Pahokee had previ-
ously expressed concern and out-
right anger at the possibility that
up to several hundred feet of their
property would' be acquired for
this purpose.
In: between continuing their
work at the Port Mayaca site, a
stretch of land representing the
first reach of i.ork around the
13-rrmile lake, engineers have
gone back to re-think their plans
arid, according to Ms. Jacksonh'
have come upon some ideas that
may spare some areas friri land
acquisition
While she is careful to say that
the plans Won't cofipletel elimi-
nate the possibility \ wherever pos-
sible they \will be used to lessen
the chance that private land \\ill
be required.


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Arrest report


Crime Stoppers


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
Claymore Fields, 38, of
Southwest Avenue C Place, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 12,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with making false 911 calls.
No bond was set.
Jamorris Staples, 25, of Bet-
hune Street, Belle Glade, was' ar-
rested on Dec. 12, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with con-
tempt of court-violation of SOR-
robbery and battery. No bond
was set.
*Jeremy Sparkman, 20, of
West Avenue A, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 13, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated battery.
SHeriberto Renderos, 27,
of Northeast 31 Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 15,
by PBSO and charged with bat-
tery. He was released on a surety
bond.


Saul Margarito, 40, of Da-
vis Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 16, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Pahokee
Curtis Johnson, 43, of
Padgett Circle, Pahokee, was
arrested. on Dec. 13, by PBSO
and chIrged with possession
of marijuana with intent to
sell manufacture or deliver. No
bond was set.
Shaqunna Morris, 24, of
Padgett Circle, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 1.3, by PBSO
and charged witl,, aggravated
battery. No bond was'set.
Loni Powell, 21, of Peli-
can Lake Drive, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 14, by PBSO
and charged with contempt
of court-violation of S.O.R. No
bond was set.
South Bay
Frank Smith, 25. of Palm
Beach Road, South Bay, was ar-
rested on Dec. 15, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon, posses-
sion of marijuana, possession
of cocaine, selling marijuana
and possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, manufacture or
deliver and contempt of court-
violation of S.O.R. No bond was
set.


Canal Point
* Patrick Bradley, 31, of Lake-
shore Drive, Canal Point, was
arrested on Dec. 14, by PBSO
and charged with felony bat-
tery. No bond was set.
* Debra Payne, 41, of Linda
Lane, Canal Point, was arrest-
ed on Dec. 16, by PBSO and
charged with failure to appear-
possession of cocaine, oxyco-
done, and paraphernalia. No
* bond was set.
Clewiston
* Rockford Rickerts, Sr., 60, was
arrested Dec. 16, and charged
with DUI alcohol or drugs first
offense, fleeing/eluding a law
enforcement officer with lights
and siren active, attaching a
registration not assigned, non-
moving traffic violation driving
with a suspended license, ag-
gravated assault wtth a deadly
weapon without intent to kill
and possession of marijuana.
without to sell or deliver. D/S
Josh Woods was the arresting
officer.
* Juan Lorenzo Gonzalez,
54, was arrested Dec. 16 and
charged with non moving traf-
fic violation driving with a sus-
pended license third or subse-
quent offense. D/S N. Reed was
the arresting officer.


* Adolfo Nathan Chavarra,
25, was arrested Dec. 15 and
charged with possession of co-
caine. Cpl. D. Davis was the ar-
resting officer.
* Jessica Maria Blake, 26, was
arrested Dec. 13, and charged in
a warrant with larceny grand
theft first degree over $100,000.
Kelvin C. Robinson was the ar-
resting officer.
Glades County
* Jose Rico, 56, of Moore Ha-
ven, was arrested Dec. 2 on
charges of burglary and battery.
His bond was set at $25,000.
* Quamie Reddon, 28, of Immo-
kalee, was arrested Dec. 5 on a
warrant charging him with at-
tempted robbery with a firearm
(four counts), aggravated bat-
tery with a firearm and battery.
His bond was set at $500,000.
* Allen Hagan, 47, of Moore
Haven, was arrested Dec. 6 on
a warrant charging him with
fleeing and eluding a law en-
forcement officer, driving while
license suspended and aggra-
vated assault on a law enforce-
ment officer..His bond was set
at $17,000.
* Demetre Moore, 23, of Moore
Haven, Was arrested Dec. 6 on
a charge of battery on a deten-
tion facility employee. His bond
was set at $5,000. : :


First indictment of grand jury announced


Ten members of SUR-
13 gang arrested in
Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH -- Palm
Beach County Sheriff Ric Brad-
shaw, Attorney General Bill
McCollum and the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) announced recently the
first arrests and indictments of
the 18th Statewide Grand Jury
convened to study the growth
of gangs and gang violence in
the State of Florida. Authorities
arrested 10 South Florida mem-
bers of SUR-13, a dangerous
gang that operates statewide.
Each member will be charged
with criminal racketeering and
conspiracy to commit racketeer-
ing and could each spend up to
; 60 years in prison if convicted.
The sweep is one of the
year's largest coordinated efforts
to target gangs as an organized
criminal enterprise and included
cooperation from the Florida
Highway Patrol, U. S. Immigra-
tion and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) and the State Attorney's
Office for the 15th Judicial Cir-
cuit.
The local and state law en-
forcement investigation identi-
fied the alleged gang members
as individuals connected to
other criminal activity including
the attempted murder of rival
gang members during a drive-
by shooting that severely injured
an innocent bystander. Other
crimes attributed to the gang in-
clude a series of armed robber-
ies, retaliatory arson, aggravated
battery and multiple theft and
drug-related charges. The men
were arrested yesterday during a
tacticaloperation coordinated by
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office (PBSO) with members of
the Palm Beach County Multi-
Agency Violent Crimes Task
Force. During the arrest sweeps,
a search warrant revealed a fully
loaded Tech 9 assault weapon at
one individual's homes.
"This is a perfect example
of the type of team effort I sup-
port and encourage," said Palm
Beach County Sheriff Ric Brad-


shaw. "Our Gang Strategy here at
PBSO calls for partnerships with
Federal, State and local agen-
cies. By using the state statues
involving RICO, we are attacking
their organized criminal activity
by targeting their organizations
from the top to the bottom."
Those arrested include Er-
nesto Campos, 25; Isaias Ja-
cobo, 24; Victor Castillo, 24;
Enrique Medran, 20; Dennis Me-
drano, 19;'Alexis Medrano, 17;
Kevin Medrano, 19; Efran Ortiz,
25, Carlos Martinez, 21; and Ro-
berto Trejo, 18. Ernesto Cam-
pos, the group's leader, is in the
country illegally. All defendants
are currently being held at the
Palm Beach County Jail on $1
million dollar bond as ordered
by Chief Judge Kathleen Kroll,
Presiding Judge of the 18th
Statewide Grand Jury. All will be
charged with criminal racketeer-
ing and conspiracy to commit
racketeering, both first-degree
felonies. Attorney General Bill
McCollum's Office of Statewide
Prosecution will prosecute, the
cases in the 15. Judicial Circuit
using the racketeering charges
to attack the gang as an orga-
nized criminal operation.
"The only way we are going
to stop the growth of gangs and
reduce the gang violence threat-
ening our state is to work coop-
eratively with local, state and
federal authorities to take these
criminals off the streets and
bring them to justice," said At-
torney General McCollum. "This
operation has clearly proved
that when we work together,
we can achieve better results. I
am pleased with the work done
by the Statewide Grand Jury we
impaneled and I look forward to
even more progress."
"Gang activity will not be
tolerated by Florida law en-
forcement,' said FDLE Commis-
sioner Gerald Bailey. We will
continue to work collaboratively
to prevent these criminal orga-
nizations from operating and
stop them from bringing violent
crime to our communities."
To address the gang issue
on a statewide level, the Attor-
ney General's Office launched
the Statewide Grand Jury in


August to investigate criminal
gang activity including crimes
involving narcotics or other dan-
gerous drugs and robbery, as
well as violations of the Florida
Racketeer Influenced and Cor-
ruption Organization (RICO)
Act. The jurors are also study-
ing various criminal issues and
plan to make recommendations
on laws needed to deter gang
activities and to punish those in-
volved in these pursuits. An in-
terim report, which will include
legislative recommendations for
combating the spread of gangs
and gang violence, is expected
to be released in early January.
In addition to impaneling the
grand jury, the Attorney Gener-
al's Office has also convened an
Executive Group to examine the
growing threat criminal gangs
pose and develop a coordinated
in-i1 gaiag-stratgy;.f he sllate. Idt-O
gari, redpucuon.stratiegy will lake
a two-pronged approach, a law
enforcement effort and an edu-
cational effort focused on pre-
vention and intervention. The
strategy will address issues con-
cerning gang membership iden-
tification, gang recruitment, risk
factors for youth, prevention,
crime suppression and post
conviction or adjudication diver-
sion. The long-range plan will
include gang suppression and
deterrence techniques; prosecu-
tion and criminal justice system
enhancements; prevention and
intervention; data and intelli-
gence sharing; education and
training; and rehabilitation and
reentry efforts for former gang
members. More information can
be found online at httpi//www.
safeflorida.net/safestreets.
Members of the Executive
Group include: Commissioner
Gerald Bailey, Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement,
Commissioner Eric Smith, De-
partment of Education, Secre-
tary Robert Butterworth, Depart-
ment of Children and Families,
Secretary James McDonough,
Department of Corrections, Sec-
retary Walter McNeil, Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice, Colo-
nel Bill Janes, director, Office
of Drug Control, Colonel John
Czernis, director, Florida High-


way Patrol, Sheriff Joey Dobson,
president, Florida-Sheriffs As-
sociation, Leon County Sheriff
Larry Campbell, Chief H.C. Skip
Clark II, president, Florida Police
Chiefs Association, State Attor-
ney Willie Meggs, 2nd Judicial
Circuit.


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is seeking assis-
tance from the public in locat-
ing the following wanted fugi-
tive as of Dec. 13.
Eduardo Garcia, age 26,
(aka Ernesto Gonzalez), is a
white male with black hair
and brown eyes. He is 6 feet
tall andweighs approximately
200 pounds. He has tattoos on
his right arm and shoulder and
also on his left wrist. He also
has scars on his left wrist. His
last known address was on
Shive Drive in Pahokee.
He is wanted on felony fail-
ure to appear driving while
license revoked habitual traf-
fic offender and also violation
of probation: driver's license
revoked for habitual traffic of-
fenses.
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Hal D. Reid
Hal D. Reid, age 91, of Moore
Haven, passed away Dec. 9, 2007
in Clewiston.
He was born March 27, 1916 in
Kenwood, Ga., the son of the late
Luther Alexander Reid and the late
Ruby (Dorsey) Reid. He served
during World War II in the Army
from 1943 to 1946 and fought in
Burma, China and India in the
Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns. Hal re-
ceived the China War Memorial
Badge and Ribbon, the Good Con-
duct Medal and the World War II
Victory Medal.
He was a resident of Turkey
Creek since 1983.
He is survived by his nieces
and nephews, Norma Britton
Cave, Bonnie Britton McGarva,
Josephine Friedman Scott, Benita
Bradford Bourque, Caren Majew-
ski Taylor, Jaime Majewski Hemp-
hill, Michael Francis Majewski, Ta-
mara Majewski Gilkeson.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in LaBelle.


All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, LaBelle.

Giraldo Virgilio Leon
Giraldo Virgilio Leon, age 84,
of Clewiston, died Dec. 10, 2007
in Belle Glade. He was born Dec.
5, 1923 in Rancho Velloz, Las Vil-
las, Cuba to Quirino Leon Eche-
nique and Leoncia Maria (Bazain)
Leon. He lived in New York, N.Y
for many years before moving to
Clewiston in 1995.
Survivors include his son, Carlos
Giraldo Leon of Ft. Myers; daugh-
ter, Maria Leon Ortiz of Clewiston;
brothers, Armando Leon, Leonar-
do Leon; sisters, Zoila Leon, Hilda
Leon, Sylvia Leon; grandsons, Rick
Anthony Ortiz, Jan Michael Ortiz
and granddaughter, Amanda Ni-
cole Ortiz.
He was a loving father and
grandfather and will be missed
very much by his family.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.


Weddings


Yvette and Bret Munsey

Munsey honeymooned in Hawaii for two
1 weeks. Yvette is the daughter
Gryadon wed of Ronnie and Mirtha Graydon
BretMunseyandYvetteGray- of Pahokee. Yvette is presently
dBeret Munsey and Yvette Grayworking as a nurse in the Phila-
don were married on Aug. 18, delphia, Pa. area. Bret is the son
2007 at the Grace United Meth- of Tom and Patty Munsey of Or-
odisl Church in StI Agustine, lando. He is presently the Head
Florida. Their reception, also ,itnrCaich of the Philadelphia Soul
St. Augustine, was held at the (Arena Football).'The couple re-
Casa Monica Hotel. The couple sides in Philadelphia, Pa.


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about cybersafety
TALLAHASSEE -- As Florida which may reveal personal i
schools let out for the holidays, formation such as age or scho
Attorney General Bill McCollum name, or ones that may be consi
last week issued an advisory en- ered provocative or seductive
couraging parents to talk to their Children should never mal
children about cybersafety. During plans to meet someone who thE
the holiday break, children have have only met online without
more leisure time and often spend parent present; and
more time on the internet. The Always report any inapprop
Attorney General emphasized the ate chatting or sexual solicitation
importance of taking a proactive received online.
approach to teaching children safe
internet use and encouraged par-
ents to become familiar with the
websites their children visit and
programs they use.
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safe and minimizing the risks they BEFORE THEY SI
face while surfing the internet,"
said Attorney General Bill McCol- ,... ,
lum. "Parents should talk to their 1. .
children about steps they can take
to protect themselves and their
friends from online predators.
I encourage parents to visit our
SafeSurf website fo information
on how to better protect their chil-
dren and to ensure a safer holiday
season online."
For tips on safe internet surf- .-
ing, parents, students and educa-
tors are encouraged to visit the
Attorney General's cybersafety
website at http://www.safeflorida. Il
net/safesurf to obtain valuable in-
formation about staying safe while
online. The SafeSurf children's
page includes several entertaining
and educational games that teach tfor theB[ ind
internet safety. The teen SafeSurf
page offers tips on safeguarding
personal information and avoid-
ing dangerous situations. It also
has a link to stories from teenagers
who were victimized on the inter-
net and a link to the CyberCrime
Unit's MySpace page. The web h A
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popular internet language used in
chat rooms and gives safety advice
on how to monitor your children's
online activities. Parents should
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TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging people to be care-
ful with Christmas trees, lights,
Menorahs and other decorations
this holiday season. He is espe-
cially concerned about the po-
tential for fire given the dry con-
ditions around the state.
Fires from trees and improper
use of candles result in about
150 deaths a year according to
the Consumer Product Safety
Commission. In addition, hos-
pital emergency rooms treat at
least 8,500 Americans for falls,
cuts, shocks and burns due to
incidents involving faulty lights,
dried-out Christmas trees and
other holiday activities. Menorah
candles and decorative candles
can also be a fire hazard without
proper safety precautions.
"These are tragedies that do
not have to happen," Commis-
sioner Bronson said. "Following
some common sense safety mea-
sures can help ensure people do
have a safe and happy holiday."
Here are some safety tips to
consider during this holiday sea-
son.
When purchasing a live
tree, check for freshness. A tree
which needles are hard to pull
from branches and whose trunk
is sticky with resin is not a fresh
tree. When setting up a tree, keep
it-away from fireplaces, portable
heaters and other heat sources.
Keep the stand filled with water.
When buying an artificial tree,
look for the label "Fire Resis-
tant." While it doesn't mean that
the tree cannot catch fire, it does
indicate that it is more resistant
to burning. If the artificial tree is
metallic, use extreme caution if
using electric lights or decora-
tions. Faulty wiring can cause
the whole tree to become elec-
trified.
When using menorahs and
candles, keep the menorah out
of children's reach. Always use
a menorah with a sturdy base
to. reduce the possibility of tip-
ping over. If a child is lighting the
Hanukkah candles,' keep his/her
hair back and out of the way.


Never allow children to reach
over one candle to light another,
since their clothing might catch
fire. Never use lighted candles
on a tree or near other ever-
greens and make sure that any
lighted candles being used for
decorative purposes are within
sight and out of reach of chil-
dren. Place decorative candles
on a heat resistant surface and
in a proper, stable holder._Keep
candles away from curtains and
don't place them under shelves.
Do not move candles while they
are burning.
When purchasing or setting
up lights, make sure they bear
the label of a recognized test-
ing facility such as UL of ETL.
Discard any lights with cracked
sockets, frayed or bare wires or
loose connections. Follow man-
ufacturer's instructions regard-
ing the number of light strings
that can be safely connected
together. Additional strings can
overload electrical circuits and
increase the chance of fire or
electrocution. If you use an ex-
tension cord, make sure that it
is rated for the intended use, and
ensure that any lights being used
outside are certified for outdoor
use. Use only non-combustible
or flame resistant decorations
on a tree. Always turn off holi-
day lights and blow out candles
when going to bed or leaving the
house. Keep all holiday plants
out of reach of small children,
as most are poisonous. Keep the
National Poison Control Help
Line number readily available:
(800) 222-1222.
Bronson says people also
need to be careful with post holi-
day yard trash burning, bonfires
and cleaning out fireplaces. The
ongoing drought has left the state
dry and it won't take much of a
spark to start a wildfire. People
can contact their local Division of
Forestry office to find out about
fire weather conditions. He says
the holidays should be a joyous
time and people should not get
distracted with all the activities
and forget to follow these simple
safety precautions.


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Health Dept. welcomes new physician


MOORE HAVEN -- Neftali Fer-
nandez, M.D., Director of Glades
County Health Department is
pleased to announce that Juan
Antonio Lopez-Cespedes, M.D.
of the Hendry Family Care Cen-
ter in Clewiston is receiving adult
patients every Monday and Friday
from 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. at
the Glades County Health Depart-
ment on U.S. 27 in Moore Haven.
"We at the Glades County
Health Department are most
grateful to Dr. Lopez-Cespedes,
and especially Craig Cudworth-
CEO of HRMC, Dr. James Forbes,
and the Hendry Regional Medical
Center Board for providing the
community of Moore Haven and
all of Glades County with another
opportunity to receive excellent
medical care in their medical
home at the County Health De-
partment. Dr. Lopez will see adult
patients only ages 18 and above.
Dr. Lopez was born in the
Dominican Republic where he.


attended Pontificia Universidad
Catolica Madre y Maestra. Dr. Lo-
pez later came to the U.S. to com-
plete his medical training and his
three-year residency in Internal
Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital
in Bronx, NY. He is fluent in Eng-
lish and Spanish and is currently
on the associate staff at Hendry
Regional Medical Center, through
the Hendry Family Care Center.
Please call the Glades County,
Health Department at (863) 946-
0707 to schedule an appointment
with Dr. Lopez.
The Hendry/Glades County
Health Department promotes
and protects the health and safety
of our two counties through the
delivery of quality health services
and the promotion of health care
standards. For additional iiforma-
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our three sites or via our e-mail
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During the holidays, Florida's Where: Friday Decd28 from
Blood Centers (FBC) is reaching. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at the Bank of
out to donors and the corrmu- America, 515 Ave I Moore Ha-
nity by offering blood doors the ven, FL
chance to give a $10 Publix.gift Fast Facts: 37 percent of the
'card to the American Red Cross population is eligible to giveblood,
in our Season of Giving. All blood yet less than five percent of people
donors who donate at any Flor- actually do donate. One donation
idea's Blood Centers location or can save up to three lives. You
who.donate on any Big Red Bus can donate every eight weeks, up
will have the option of keeping to six times a year. Car accident
the $10 Publix gift card or giving victims can use 50 pints or more
it to the American Red Cross for of blood. If you give today, you
needy families in our community could be saving a life in just two
through Dec. 31. days. Donating blood is good for
The $10 Publix' gift cards will days. Donating blood is good for
le given to the local chapter of your health! Every donor receives
e ven lo te a mini-physical that' includes a
ite American Red Cross during -phys thatncludes a
the holidays so that families in our blood pressure'check, cholesterol
community can benefit from this screening, pulse reading and iron
blood donor gift as soon as pos- level testing. Research shows that
sible. the chance of heart attacks and
Who: Anyone who is eligible certain types of cancer found in
to donate and can help replenish men can be dramatically reduced
our community's blood supply by if they donate blood at least three
giving during this season of need. times a year. For more informa-
All donors will receive a tion visit www.floridasbloodcen-
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Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Glades County from the National
Weather Service
Lakeport and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 80. South winds
will be around 5 mph with a slight chance of showers.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. West
winds 3 5 mph with a slight chance of showers.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81 and calm winds.
Friday night: Mostly clear; with a low around 59.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.,
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 74 and a 20 percent
chance of showers.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73.








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Letters to the Editor


Do rural
counties lose?
Rural counties should not
continue to be short-changed in
Florida's effort to clean up our
environment. The government's
purchase of a 1770-acre grove in
Glades County is just the latest
example of how rural counties
are slowly losing their agricultural
jobs and tax base.
Having bought the grove
southeast of Ortona Lock for $37
million ($22,000 per acre), SFW-
MD plans to invest at least another
.$100 million converting the grove
into a water quality treatment fa-
cility for nitrogen removal. That's
a worthy ambition and one sure
to create some new local jobs.
But why can't we make nutrient
removal a private enterprise busi-
ness that keeps land on the tax


Roles and spurs a new green in-
dustry for our rural counties?
In 2005 University of Florida
researchers reported that the first
six SFWMD Stormwater Treat-
ment Areas (STA's) are doing
their job to eliminate nutrient
pollution from our waters at an
average cost of $350 per pound
of phosphorus removed. That's
more than a hundred times what
farmers spend to buy and apply
phosphorus fertilizers to their
crops and more than ten times
what homeowners spend put-
ting down phosphorus fertiliz-
ers on their lawns and gardens.
Similarly, the proposed Caloosa-
hatchee reservoir will spend ap-
proximately $1 per thousand gal-
lons per year for "effective" water
storage to reduce periodic high
flows to the estuary. A farmer
who currently grows sugarcane


could earn the same amount of
money, approximately $1,000 per
acre per year, by storing just three
acre-feet of water.
At $350 per pound of phos-
phorus or per acre-foot of water,
there is clearly a business oppor-
tunity for rural counties. Unfortu-
nately that business is still based
entirely within the government
agencies on public lands rather
than being translated to the pri-
vate sector. SFWMD has started
the ball rolling by developing the
technologies and establishing an
initial market value for land-based
environmental clean-up services.
Now is the time to start working
towards privatization of these
green industries so that the lands
can remain on county tax roles.
The state needs to assign ma-
jor resources to help develop
new business models so farmers


and rural workers can get started
into the water storage and nutri-
ent removal industry as well as
related opportunities like carbon
sequestration credits.. If farmers
and agri-businesses in rural coun-
ties were paid at the same rates
as government currently spends
on these environmental activities.
then nutrient removal and water
storage would become a lucra-
tive new services and commodity
market. And like the agricultural
industries development of past
decades, rural support agencies
such as USDA, FDACS, IFAS and
the Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice should be tasked with the
job of helping farmers enter and
compete in these profitable new
markets.
John Capece, director
Caloosahatchee River
Citizens Association


Blazing new show, Bowfire to entertain at SFCC


One of the hottest new shows,
Bowfire, will take the South Flor-
ida Community College stage,
Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Bow-
fire features the finest lineup of
fiddle and violin players touring
today. The fast-paced, high-energy
performance is the third show of
Sthe 2007-08 Artist Series, held in
the SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, Avon Park.
Bowfire takes the audience
on a musical journey that moves
seamlessly from jazz, classical,
bluegrass, celtic, rock, gypsy,
world, and Texas swing styles.
This high energy includes great
sound, choreography,, dramatic
lighting, set design, and cos-
tumes.
Formed in Jun. 2000, Bowfire
made its debut performance at
Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany.
Audience response was wildly en-
thusiastic, and the group was sub-
sequently invited to perform on
the Governor General's Awards
telecast, the Canadian equivalent
of the US Kennedy Center Honors.
The ensemble made its American


debut in a series ot performanc-
es during the summer of 2001 in
New York City and embarked on
its first U.S: tour during the 2002-
03 season.
This performance is co-spon-
sored by Highlands Independent


Bank and Rick and Jean Moyer.
Tickets range from $24 to
$35 and may be purchased on-
line 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, at www.southflorida.edu
by clicking "Performing Arts."
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Herbs can make an arom


Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Staff
Are you looking for that unique
gift for your favorite gardener that
will keep on giving? Consider
Rosemary, a long lasting plant,
well known as a culinary herb in
the kitchen, a hardy long-lasting
plant, a drought tolerant plant in
arid landscapes and this time of
year is available as a tabletop tree
: or a bonsai wreath.
The use of rosemary as a sea-
-soning is quite popular. Rose-
mary is also a name given to sev-
eral Florida native plants that are
unfamiliar to many. Rosemary is
the subject of today's UF Exten-
sion column. We have all this fun
knowledge all wrapped up for
your holiday reading pleasure!

Rosemary
for the Kitchen
Rosemary is one of the best-
known herbs, use when cooking
pork or lamb; add to give flavor
and aroma to oils and vinegars,
and many other culinary and me-
dicinal uses. It is a member of the
mint family, and known by bota-
nists as Rosmarinus officianlis.
It can grow into a sizable
bush, and is a landscape shrub
in arid places like California and
the southwest. It is covered with
needlelike leaves that, when
crushed, release the volatile oil
and scent. There are several dif-
ferent cultivars of rosemary, some
for containers, and others for the
landscape and garden.
Untrimmed rosemary can
reach six feet in height and width,
but pruning improves the look
and health of the plant. In very
early spring and sometimes in the
fall, Rosemary produces numer-
ous small blue flowers. It is eas-
ily propagated with cuttings, and
seed are sometimes used to grow
new plants.
Rosemary can be a good plant
for our area because it is drought
tolerant and fairly cold tolerant. It
becomes more fragrant if grown
in sweet (alkaline) soil. One pro-
ducer described it as an "upside-
down" plant, its roots like to be
dry, and its leaves like to absorb
moisture from the air.
To grow rosemary success-
fully, the plant needs excellent
drainage, wet spots are not going
to support this plant. And, choose
a dry, sunny site to grow it best.
A Holiday Gift for All Seasons
This year I found it a bit dif-
ficult to fiid potted rosemary
Christmas trees, but in years past,
it was easy. Sheared into a cute
Christmas tree, they are often sold
pre-decorated. I did see a few in
the floral section of the local su-
permarket. The big retailers don't
have them this year, but check
with local nurseries and florist
shops. If they cannot be found,
many on-line gift plant shippers
can put them on Santa's sleigh for


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a small fee.
A less common holiday gift
plant is a rosemary wreath, where
one or more plants are trained to
a round trellis and trimmed into
a small round wreath. Again, they
can be found accessorized with
bows and other seasonal decora-
tions. Rosemary is also popular
plant for bonsai enthusiasts; its
woody stems and longevity make
it an excellent choice for practic-
ing this enjoyable gardening spe-
cialty.

Containerized
Rosemary
So why do .we hear that it is
so hard to keep these gifts alive?
Rosemary has tiny, shallow, hair-
like roots, that insist on good
drainage. On the flip side though,
the plant cannot tolerate being
permitted to dry out. Other plants
have leaves that wilt to give no-
tice that watering is needed. The
leaves of rosemary, looking more
like needles, don't wilt, so that
very important warning is not
seen. Rosemary doesn't give a
good clue that it is drying out until
it is so dry it's dead. So when they
are finally so dry they are over-
watered, and what left rots.
According to Brevard County
Agent Sally Scalera, a rosemary
Christmas trees is usually a large
plant in a small pot. There are
lots of roots without much soil to
hold water. The trick is to give it a
larger container with more soil so
the plant can go longer between
watering.
Here are some hints to help
rosemary survive in its pot for
years.
If you want to keep it in the
original pot for a while put a plate
underneath it. Give it only about
a half of cup of water every few
days, but only let it sit in excess
water for a couple of hours, then
pour out the excess water. Keep it
near a sunny window or outside
in full sun.
After the holidays, replant
your tree into a larger clay pot.
Use a fast-draining potting soil
mix and replant so the top of the
root ball is at the same level as it
was in the original container. Wa-
ter the plant no more than once
every 1-2 weeks, and make sure
that a drip tray is below to catch
the drained water. And give it
plenty of light.
Thin out the foliage to let in
the air and allow the leaves to dry
out. The clippings can be used
fresh in the kitchen or dried for fu-
ture use. However, don't take off
more than 1/3 of the growth, over
pruning can stress the plant.


Another option is to plant
rosemary Christmas trees outside
in full sun after the holidays. Just
before planting, sink the contain-
er into a bucket of water so that
the plant is sitting in water for a
half an hour or so. This will make
sure that the root ball is totally
saturated before planting. Plant
it in a sunny location in well-
drained soil, and mulch around
the base of the plant. Water- in
the newly planted rosemary. In a
few days, check the soil moisture
with your fingers, but don't water
it if the soil feels cool. Be careful
that landscape sprinklers don't
keep it too wet.
Native Rosemary Plants
When I first moved to the Or-
lando area, there still were many
areas of undeveloped wood-
lands. One nearby area was a
sand pine/scrub woods filled
with many plants that were new
to me. Among the understory
shrubs was one with upright
stems covered with short flat
evergreen leaves that were ar-
ranged in criss-cross pairs.
SThe locals called it rosemary,
but it lacked the distinctive rose-
mary smell. I later looked at
some Florida native plant identi-
fication books, and found it listed
as Florida rosemary, Ceratiola eri-


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coides. This plant would not be
confused with true rosemary, as
it smells more like a wet dog than
a pleasing potpourri.
Other Florida natives have
the rosemary name attached to
them. There are several species
of scrub mints, Conradina spp.
Most of these look somewhat
like the cultivated rosemary.
Some of their leaves have a minty
smell, but they are not used in the
kitchen.
In the spring, these plants
erupt with lots of small white or
lavender flowers that are popu-
lar with bumblebees and other
pollinators. These Florida natives
are also found in scrub habi-
tats, with some growing only in
Florida. Certain species of scrub
mint are listed as federally endan-
gered plants; they should not be
disturbed if seen on walks in the
woods.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Rosemary, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 3 p.m.,
on Tuesday afternoons.


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Congratulations to the Elks
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Savana Nease won the Girls
U-8 division with 20 points. Her
brother, Dylan, placed second in
the Boys U-8 division. He kicked


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Sports News in Brief


Fishing club
seeks volunteers
Big O Bassmasters is a fishing
club that also strives to be of
service to its community through
donations with the help of many
sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the
club at (863) 227-0315 or (863)
946-3100 and inquire about
membership. We meet once a
month on a Monday night at the
library meeting room in Moore
Haven with an inter club fishing


tournament on the following
Sunday. For more information,
please contact David at: (863) 946-
3100.
Cougars set board
meeting date
Clewiston Cougars will be
selecting the 2008 board. We are
asking everyone who has the
time and would like to see this
organization at its best to come
out on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at
the Clewiston Cougar locker room
behind John Boy Auditorium at 7


p.m.
Bass Busters announces
'08 tournament dates
Bass Busters has announced
its dates scheduled for the 2008
fishing tournament season
including the Elite Tournament
Series, Silver and Gold Divisions;
a Championship Tournament;
Superbucks Tournament, an
end of the year tournament that
guarantees $10,000 to the first
prize winner and the annual Toys
for Kids fishing tourney event to


be held in December. All Bass
Busters tournaments are held in
Clewiston, with tournament times
from safelight until 3 p.m.
For more information about
registration and exactdates, please
visit the Bass Busters Web site at:
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email: chris@bassbustersflorida.
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Local teen makes it


to first bowl game


Rod Huggins, a 2006
graduate of Moore Haven
High School, has made it to
the New Orleans Bowl in
New Orleans, La. The game
will be played on Dec. 21,
2007 against the Memphis
Tigers. Rod attends Florida
Atlantic University and is
majoring in Social Science.
His head coach is Howard
Schnellenberger.
Rod's position on the team
is safety. His team won the
Sun Belt Conference, earning
the right to play in the bowl
game.


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Six lucky Clewiston Cougar players along with a player from LaBelle get a chance of a life-
time for all their hard work. They will be playing in the upcoming All Star game in Miami in
January.

Cougars chosen to play for All-Star


Six Clewiston Cougars
players and one LaBelle player
was chosen to play on All-Star
Team out of Immokalee under
NFL player Edgerrin James.
Congratulations to DeMarcus
Terry, Darius Cohen, Daniel
Holligan, Artayvious Freeman,
Derrick Jackson Jr., Derry West,
and Darryleal Allen who were
all chosen by coaches from
Immokalee. The coaches saw
their potentials, hard work, and
good ethics on the field and


basically said, "We want them."
These boys are very fortunate to
be playing under Edgerrin James,
NFL player for Arizona Cardinals.
They will be playing one All Star
game in Miami on Jan. 19, 2008
against other teams; who will be
sponsored by famous celebrities
to include Luke Skywalker,
Snoop Dog, Trick Daddy, and a
host of NFL players.
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Six of the players also played
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in.the Peace River Conference for
their division.
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them all the success. This is an
event they will never forget!


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Rd. Okeechobee
(863)467-5935
SIAMESE CAT Old Muse Rd
area, call to identify
(863)675-2238


DOG Male, Whispering pines
area behind junk yard. Brown
& White w/blk. collar. RE-
WARD! (863)532-9350
PIT BULL MIX Male, Black,
approx 8 yr old. Late Sun.
eve 12/09, Vie. Fernwood Ln
SW area. (863)612-0301


BLUE HEALER Female, 3 yrs.
old. Neutered. Needs room
to run. (863)697-6865
FREE: 1 MINI. SCHNAUZER
and 1 Chow Chow. Female,
housebroken, shots current.
239-842-0040
FREE: KITTEN Female, to
good home. (863) 634-9017
PEKINGESE M, 2-3 yrs old,
neutered & housebroken,
loveable, good w/kids, needs
attention. (863)673-4220
TROPICAL EGG FRUIT TREES
- You dig them up & take
them. (863)675-3256



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That May Be A New Future
Learn to Fly. Pilot's are
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or (239)464-6700 and give a
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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




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FRONT OFFICE /
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Full Time Positions Available
Internal Med in Belle Glade.
Competitive pay & benefits
package. Experience required.
Fax resume: 561-354-0012

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CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR
$37,024.96 yr.
Req 1-yr college, 2 yrs exp.

ACCOUNTANT
$33,531 $40,700 yr.
Req AA, 5 yrs Acctng. exp

GROUNDSKEEPER
.$8.71 hr

SERVICE TECHNICIAN I
$8.7170 hr
"C" CDL

SERVICE TECHNICIAN II
$9.56 hr
"B" CDL

MECHANIC II
$14.24 hr
"B" CDL

PURCHASING MANAGER
$44,497- $64,814 yr
Req BA, 4 yrs. exp.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
$12.09 hr
Req 1-yr college 50 cwpm, excel comp.

OFFICE ASSISTANT I
$9.98 hr
Req. HS/GED; 1-yr; 40 cwpm, good comp skills.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST
$28,667.45 $34,796 yr
Maintain computers and network systems
Req. 2-yrs exp

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
$31,775 38,568 yr
Req. AA, 4 yr exp.
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Employment Applications accepted at:
City of Belle Glade Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. West
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
CBG is an EOE with excellent benefits.
www.belleglade-fl.com


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The GEO Group, Inc.
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MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


Security
$16.00 AN HOUR/
PART TIME
(ARMED) POSITION
AVAILABLE
The Wackenhut Corporation
is currently hiring qualified
candidates for one (1) Part-
Time Position at the Big Cy-
press Seminole Indian Res-
ervation (Museum), an eight
(8) hours overnight assign-
ment (32 hours). Must have
prior Law Enforcement/Cor-
rections Certification (any
state) or Military Police to
apply.
Please apply in person at
our Ft. Myers Office
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm
(Wednesday until 7pm)
The Wackenhut Corporation
2830 Winkler Ave Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Ph: 239-768-0808
For a complete listing of the
basic qualifications for this
position visit:
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Cage Cashier (4) ................. Swing/Grave ....... Hourly ........ Full-Time
Dining Room Host/Hostess (1) ......... Evenings ........ Hourly ....... Part-Time
TAD Customer Service Rep. (2) ......... Evenings ........ Hourly ........ Part-Time
Line Cook (1) .................. .. Day/Swing ........ Hourly ........ Full-Time
Player Club Representative (1) ........ Swing/Nights ....... Hourly ........ Full-Time
Prep Cook (1) ................... Flexible/Swing ...... Hourly ...... Full-Time
Security Officer (1) ................... Grave .......... Hourly ........ Full-Time
TAD Technician (1) ................ .. Grave......... Hourly ........ Full-Time
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Executive Host (1) ................. All (Flexible) ....... Salary ........ Full-Time
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Computer Operations Manager(1) ..... All (Flexible) ....... Salary .....'... Full-Time
Sous Chef (1) ..................... All (Flexible) ....... Salary ........ Full-Time
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, train-
ing, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tibe who meet the job require-
ments. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job
requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and bring it to the HR Office.
Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for the position.
As with all applicants, hidng decisions will be made by the department to wtich you are applying.


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FL LPN Lie. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time ERRN Ill StaffSupervisor
Valid FL lie. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS re%
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Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or super-
visory status. ACLS PALS req.
Per Diem- C.NA or C.NA Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.NA Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-
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the ability to use computerized medical recordabstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full.time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs media office management expe-
rience in a physidan's office. Ths position requires skill in developing
and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Department Secretary (Quality/Risk Management)
Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS
Office apps. Must possess excellent organizational, cust svc
and communication skills
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services for the students at school & home. Act
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Heath Clinic, psychiatric services, etc.) Work as
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BS/BA degree with completion of a major field of
study in Education, Social Work, Psychology or
Mental Health. Min. 2 years post Bachelor's work
exp. MS literacy. Flexible hours. Some travel.
Fax resumes to: 954-967-3477


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extras. Granite c. tops, master suite and Irg.
det. garage. Don't miss out! Just Reducedl
CLEWISTON
*4/2.5 CBS Home on fenced corner lot,
Only $209,000
*3/2, MH large lot, Holiday Isles Mobile
Home Park. Only $69,900.
*3/2 CBS Home on Sugarland Circle.
Great Starter Home only $165,000!
S2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
-3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
*BringAll Offs!! 3/2 CBS nNorthside$220K
*2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will pay $5K towards closing costs.
*Spacious 3/2, Newly rem. kitchen and
fenced backyard Only $170K.
*Just Listed, Well kept 3/2 w/florida room &
workshop on E. Esperanza Just $164,9000!
*3/2 MH in Ibwer Lakes only $129.000
*3/2 Home w/large Family Room, Northside
$225,000
-3/2 CBS Home on comer lot. $150,000
S23/2 CBS Homes on Harlem Academy-
New Construction. Only$169,500 Owner
motivated!
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K


(863)983-8559
Cheryl Eby Gutjel, Lic, Real Estate Broker (863) 228.1562
Elsie Sellers (39)822-7490 Espanol
Anabel Mlitnda 6 3)228.6296 Espaol
Theresa Lee 'Ten' Ragel (863) 228-1142



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Rancho Palmas, Unique 7.5 acre
Hacienda with Stables, Party Pavillion,
and Palm Tree Nursery $675,000
*2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"O" Access. Reduced to $109K
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $925K
Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "0" Access $269,000
*Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd,
Ship eligible $164,900
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
*3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot 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
NHighlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
03.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
1.25 acreLots available. Starting at $25,000
*3Y2MHonRia ide St 1.88acre.Only$105K
COMMERCIAL
SOperating medical office w/retail, great
location only $475,000
SMobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home


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SANN DYESS
SLIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HW.
.[] Ms (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGEUCA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 3BR, 2BA on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj. 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2) 2.5 acres .also available 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced to $175,000 Montura $150,000
$295,000 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BA
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 as well) $379,000 VACANT LAND
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
3BISALEitVPEAfr G $269,900 Montura 1.25 acre lots available
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole 2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres Call for Listings.
$240,000 Seller Wants'All Offers PB County $200 000 Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
3BR, 2BA pool Ridgeview #1 3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- Woodlards S/D 2 lots reduced to
$349,900 made lake $310,Q00 $32,500 each
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished North- 3BR, 2BA large screened porch Pioneer 11 lots together
side $310,000 $249,000 $45,000 each
4BR, 2BA with pool Ridgeview #2 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very Mobile Home Lot $19,500
$279,900 large back yard $259,900 11 Montura lots mu be sold
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 together $19,500 each
2 or 3BR, rear yard MOBILE HOMES COMMERCIAL
$239,00(F, tv m,0O p.m. 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 $200,000
yard $215,000 3B:W t Turn-key movie theater on US27
4BR, 2BA with pool $174,900 p$d495000 or building only
3BR, 2BA New Home $310,000 3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25 $395,000
4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000 acres furnished $98,000
3BR 1BA Hunting lodge on 5 SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in FOR RENT
acres in LaDeca $175,000 Woodland S/D $275,000 2/2.5 T/homes ind. util. $1500 p.m.


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Hospice and Community Services
Licensed by the State of Florida in 1984
Hope Connections
Case Manager
Interview & assess clients to determine needs. Monitor and
Manage ongoing care. This position is located in our LaBelle
office.
Homemaker
Provide basic housekeeping services. This position is located
in our Moorehaven office.
100% Paid Benefits Provided
Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement Plan
Up to 26 Paid Days Off Annually
Email Resume: careers(0hopehospice.org or Fax Toll Free
1-866-604-8081
-or-
Complete an application at:
Hope Employment Welcome Center
2668 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri
239/985-6450
Applications also available online at:,
www.hopehospice.org/Careers.htm
EOE Drug Free

St
"1fope
Hospice and Community Services
Licensed by the State of Florida in 1984
RN
We are seeking a full-time RN to care for patients in their
homes and in facilities. This position will be located in our
Clewiston office.
100% Paid Benefits Provided
SMedical, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement Plan
Up to 26 Paid Days Off Annually
Email Resume: careers@hopehospice.org or Fax Toll Free
1-866-604-8081
or
Complete an application at:
Hope Employment Welcome Center
2668 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri
239/985-6450
Applications also available online at:
www.hopehospice.orglCareers.htm
EOE Drug Free


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Empoyen


THOMAS GRINDING INC.
Is looking for a part time
Manual Machinist (Most
likely working into full
time). Flexible hours,
competitive pay and ex-
cellent working condi-
tions. Must have own f -.,
basic tools. Pick up an -'
application @ 1100 Fox
Lane S.W., Moore Haven (1/2 mile
behind NAPA) or phone (863)946-1461
Ext. 349 for appointment.
TGI is a Drug Free & EEO work place.


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Int.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


Merchandise

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





WINDOW A/C Unit $60.
(863)675-7963.


ANTIQUE PHONE 1930'S
era, Stromberg-Carlson
Crank style. $75 or best of-
fer. (954)536-6613
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE
- Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
$50 (863)824-3358


DISHWASHER Kenmore,
very good condition, cleans
well, 2 yrs old. $150
(863)763-1504
DRYER Kitchenaide Pres-
tige, 7 cyc., Sup. Cap + HD,
110 watt, gas pwrd heat.
$65 (863)467-1702
DRYER Kenmore, electric,
excellent condition, white,
$150 (863)763-1504
DRYER Used rarely, like new,
asking $165 (863)612-0992
or (863)245-9413
DRYER WHIRLPOOL 4 cy-
cles, 3 temps, HD/extra large
cap. 220 watts. $65.
(863)467-1702
GLASS TOP STOVE (Kenmore)
& REFRIG (GE) ice maker in
Refrig. $200 for both or will
sell separate (239)333-5811
REFRIGERATOR Westing-
house, Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-8474
REFRIDGERATOR/FREEZER -
Compact, Haler, 4.2 cu ft
20x22x.34 $100.
(863)697-3299
REFRIGERATOR Good work-
ing condition w/bottom
f r e e'z e r. $1 50
(863)763-4098 Iv msg
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore,
Off 'white. $ 100
(863)763-1713
STOVE GE, white, exc. cond.,
$150. (863)946-2072.
STOVE White, Gas, Works
great. $85. (863)675-8937
STOVE TOP drop in, beige,
exc. cond., GE, $100.
(863)946-2072
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Neptune, stacked, $750.
(863)675-6904


MICROWAVE Hotpoint. $15
(863)467-4567


ELECTRIC BICYCLE Mon-
goose, used twice, excellent
condition, looks brand new.
$175 neg (863)763-7849
MENS 26", rides great, $15.
(863)763-0996



BASS MASTER MAGAZINES -
10 yrs+ to current date.
Life Member) $25. for all.
863)467-0560
BOOKS Harlequins Romance
& Silhouettes approx. 100.
$15. or will trade.
(863)763-1059



All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
buildingcom.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE "Low-
est Prices of THE YEAR!"
25x30 Now $4100. 25x40
$5400. 30x40 $6400. 35x50
$8790. 35x70 $11,990.
40x80 $14,900. Others.
MANUFACTURER DI-
RECT..(800)668-5422.
SHED 8x10, Good condition,
$1000, or best offer.
(863)467-0185



METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available.,
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
vW IulL '.i I lI iip11 l'0 i 3iii.
STYROFOAM INSERTS Ap-
prox. 50, for roof pans. $50.
(863)763-3451
T-POLE 200 amps, approx
14' tall. $600. Wendell
(239)810-3312.


BABY CLOTHES Girls
12-18mo. Shoes- sz 5, 6, 7 &
8. Some, still have tags. Exc,
cond. $75 (239)253-2799
BABY STROLLER $15. Call
(863)763-0625
CRIB Aid hiil, li.hii, top
quality., t12u wli ..,. pirate,
(863)673-5704
INFANT SLEEPERS Onesles
and other clothing, $40 will
separate. (863)763-3982
before Noon
TODDLER TOYS $75 for all
(239)253-2799


BELT BUCKLES Swarovski,
crystal, new & beautiful, va-
riety of styles & colors, $25.
(863)634-7311
BLOUSES ladies,.small to
medium, $20 or best offer.
(305)797-3690 Montura
area
BRIDAL GOWN White, sz 8,
3' train, Intricate lace, beads &
rosette designs, scallop neck-
line $500. (863)697-3207
CORDUROY MINK JACKET -
Fox collar, size 10, gor-
geous. $700 (863)234-1073
JEAN JACKET fringed, ladies
x-lg., & ladies blouses, sm.-
med., $40 neg.
(305)797-3690 Montura
WEDDING DRESS White.
Beaded w/train & veil. Size 3.
Great shape. $300
(863)227-6007


ELVIS COLLECTION Many
Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia.
$300 neg. (863)467-0627
PEDAL CAR -1950's, nice
original $2 5 0
(863)675-4858
SANTA CLAUSES collection
of 13 count, battery operat-
ed, all for $195
(863)946-0408
SEAL FUR COAT Circa
1950's, Mid length. Excellent
condit o i $200.
(863)634-4250



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Complete, Fast! XT Pro. Lot's
of programs. $75.
(863)517-2782 Tony
SONY VAIO LAPTOP Com-
plete, all restore & program
disks, books & case, $375
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COMFORTER SET King,
shams, bed skirt, 3 decora-
tive pillows, very clean. $60
(863)357-0709
COMFORTER SET King size,
pillow shams, skirting &
comforter, new. $35.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee


BAR Oak top, 7'x4'. $75.
(863)983-4314
BAR STOOLS (3) Black, Swiv-
el w/ backs. Seats are 27"
high. $90 for all, will Sep.
(863)763-8011
BED Trundle style. $50
(315)751-6632
BEDROOM SET Full size
Poster bed, Chest of drawers,
Dresser & night stand. Good
cond. $250. (863)673-6226


BEDROOM SET King size,
Chest of drawer, Night stand
& headboard. Real good
cond. $250.(863)673-6226
BEDROOM SET Queen size,
6 pc. Solid wood. $250
(239)645-9155
BEDROOM SET W/matching
desk, 8 pc set, rustic, queen
size, like new. $2500 or best
offer. (863)447-1255
BUNK BEDS Dark polished
wood. Bunkie Boards, Mat-
treses & Girls bedding.
$300 for all. (863)763-1721
CASUAL CHAIR SET 4,
Chairs on wheels, Upholster,
$100. Will separate.
(863)357-0365
COFFEE TABLE black cherry
wood, glass top w/ 2 end ta-
ble, $150 (863)675-2804
COFFEE TABLE Lane,
30"x50", Dark wood, Very
good condition $150.
(863)357-4188
COMPUTER DESK Very stur-
dy. $25 (863)467-9413
COUCH / HIDE A BED Floral
print. Full size bed, Futon,
glass coffee & end tables
$525. Will sep. 863-467-8474
COUCH & LOVESEAT Leath-
er, Tan. $300. or best offer.
(863)763-3631
COUCH Slip Cover Style,
Large, Blue Jean w/ match-
ing Ottoman. Excellent con-
dition. $100 (863)763-7983
CURIO/CHINA CABINET Sol-
id wood with glass shelves &
light. $90 (863)467-7026 or
(863)610-1401
DESK L shaped, with hutch
top, black & gray, $75.
(863)675-3878 LaBelle
DRESSER With mirror. For- I
mica. Light oak color, 6 1
drawers. $40.
(863)467-8041
ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIRS Exc.
condition, Pd. $900, asking
$500 firm. Call;
863-763-9096 aft. 5, Iv. msg.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
custom, 8' long, $300.
(863)634-3848
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Real Oak, on wheels, 76" H x
40" W, excellent condition.
$200 neg (863)357-1560
FUTON Dark green, 3 yrs old.
Excellent condition. $50.
(863)835-0692
FUTON SET Black iron, w/2
end tables & coffee table.
w/wood tops included. $400
or best offer (863)357-2795
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER Black
leather, good condition.
$100 (863)674-0467
LAZY BOY RECLINER Red,
Good condition. $100.
(863)357-4188
LIVING ROOM SET 7 pc
leather set. $1500
(863)673-0692
SLEEPER SOFA Like new.
Plaid. $100 (863)675-2463


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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
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School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
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PRECIOUS LANDSCAPING
Serving the South Bay/
Clewiston / Belle Glade area's.
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needs... We also do up keep
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30,12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
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'mestorn dream "Rey Homes' 'Clewisto 2 DUPLEX. 2/1 each,
Subdivision. All permits REDUCED $260,000.
approved. 39 CBS homes. *La Deca, 10 acres ORANGE grove
OWNER PARTICIPATION, REDUCED $220,000
Tanelo Ave. beautiful 5 acs Owner Wants Offers
REDUCED $100,000 *5 AcresFishFarm, 18 pools, Mil
*Main Ever h Rd. SAc + new $300,000 Owner Finance Make Offer
CBS home, 3/2 REDUCED .5 Beauful.s and M/ $160,000
*20 Acres Palm tree nursery with ex.7S jT M,,,.
irrigation system $400.000
*GFS O t e 5 acres CALL US. WE HAVE MORE
plus ." 3 !5,000 QPIOPERTIESA'REDUCEDPRICES


- New Listing!! 3/1 CBS Home on 1/3 acre in Moore Haven.
liuy it at $167.5K or Rent it for $1,000 per rionthl
Flaghole. Country living!! 3/2 CBS I Ionie on 1.5
Acres. New in '01 GreJat deal (@ 185K
Renting relhouse Space? Build your own on this 22 acre
industrial property in Clewiston. City ~wate, sewer $480K
-1/2 acre lot located on Crescent Ir. Owner will build
to suit $80K
Montura Ranch CBS home with over 3600 sq.ft
Must see to appreciate
Montura Lotss, L ,ts. & More Lots!!
New listing!! 5450 square feet! Located a thie corner
of Davidson road and hooker's point road. Perfect for a
conlvernienclc store/siall grocery store
Mississippi Ave 3/1 CBS home. (Great condition frr
only $ltOOK<
Ohispo Ave- 'led and re
rooted, lCBS I. SULD
Reduced!! Brand New 3/2 vlobile I lome locate in
Sherwood S/I) Fenced, $115K
-: .... ,.. SALE PENDING "
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SutsrLuxl Estats. (ill laid let us help you find your new horne!!
Laleport 40 acres of pasture land, fenced and cross
fenced, located on the Rim Canal. Cattle? Nursery? Or
just a home in the country. $35K per acre.
Glenn A Smith (8st) 677-14- I Sarah Wlliams (8(r3) 228-(867
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"Service, Excellence, Resu
Phone: 863-946-3900
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
Jeffrey A. Davis Lik. oll Estte Broker
[B MS www.evergladesrealty.net ":
CLEWISTON
New Construdion 'rV Reduced 5179,000 1678 sq 3/2 on 'A
acre near golf course.
Orchard Park Subdivision New CBS homes starting ol $135,500
Call today for more details
FLAGHOLE
Country Lin is C You This 2002 Manufactured 3BR/2BA
Home gives you Seclusion, Privacy & A Rural Life Style. A Paved
Road & City Water enchances this properly. Plenty of room for
Kids & Pets. 153 Pine Lane $150,000 Reduced
LAKEPORT
Honey Cr CrBS 782WB 2THome has a paved lighted
driveway and a screened in Porch. This property is fenced in.
2960 Old Lakeport Road. $191,375
Needs Som bWork /i acrewater front lot& Home 39 Linda Rd $129K
on't Mists Ou This 2BR/2BA MH on 1.42 ocres! 2420 Old
Lake Port Road $124,900 Reduced
Delightful C &Coz This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home has it all. Nice
Florida Room to relax in ofter a hard day or entertain in during the
upcoming Football Season. 255 Thomas Lane S129,900 Reduced
.MOORE HAVEN.
uM &Afble blae m This 3BR 2BA Home has it all. This Home is
wood framed and even hasaPool. 464 Avenue S Priced to sell at S85,000


&EVERGLADES
REALTY, INC.
Fisherman's Paradise This 2BR/1 BR Mobile Home is o great week-
end retreat to get away from it all!! Do not forget your Boat or Poles
because your right by Lake "O" E-7 Marina Ave. $38,000
Cute Lite Place This Properly is PERFECT for Professional Use. Start
your business here today 143 Ave. I; PRICED TO SELL AT $110,000
New the Market This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home is great for a vaca-
tion retreat or make ityour permanent Residence. Come Home and relax
in Your Screened in Patio. This Home has a Utility Shed and a Paved
Driveway. Carpet throughout and a Mini Chandelier in the
Kitchen/Dining area. 699 Avenue F Only S 46,000
What a Steal These (2) 2BR/2BA Mobile Homes hove been
Recently Reduced. Both Homes are in a great location. Bring
your family today and yes the animals too. 1690 West Avenue
& 1705 Gulf Street Priced to Sell at $149,500 Each.
Home On The Water 2235 Riverside Dr, Beautiful 2BR/1BAw/a private
dock & beautiful pordh, overlooking the Caloosahatchee, 5285K
This Home Has It All Furnished Absolutely gorgeous 3BR/2BA MH
w/ many extras. Picture perfect yard w/ your own wishing well,
10 fool Gazebo w/ Lights. 601 5th St. only $124,900 Reduced
I We have Rentals available starting at $475/Monthly I
Make a appointment todayll


LIVING ROOM SET Couch &
Loveseat. $ 125
(239)645-9155
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $600
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT Sleeper sofa
STwin). Excellent condition.
200. (863)357-0365
RECLINER Lazy Boy Deluxe.
Great condition. $170
(863)675-2463
SOFA & 2 ARMCHAIRS SW
print, blue & tan, mint cond,
non-smoking/no pet home.
$800 neg (772)223-6299
SOFA & LOVESEAT Country
blue & Futon Good condition.
$150. for all. (863)763-7727
SOFA red leather, asking
$300 firm (863)675-3888
after 7pm
TABLE wood top w/black
aluminum, 4 beige cushined
chairs, $60 or best offer.
(305)797-3690 Montura
TV STAND Has pull out shelf,
real oak wood, on wheels.
$35 (863)357-1560



GOLD CLUBS- 25 clubs, bag,
2 doz balls, $40
(863)763-0944
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS Complete
matched set, metal woods,
irons, putter, bag, balls, $95
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123

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AR 15 Completely custom.
Red dot scope. Sure fire
light. Collapsible stock. Flip
rear. $1000 (863)634-4798
GUN COLLECTION For Sale -
Everything Must Go... Priced
to sell. $3000 all, will sep.
Call (772)216-2493 for info.
MARLIN Lever Action, 45-
70. Never fired. $450
(863)634-4798
RIFLE 3006, good condition.
$300 or best offer
(239)229-1367
SHOTGUN Remington model
1100, 20 gauge, brand new.
$350 or best offer
(239)229-1367
SHOTGUNS (3) 14 & 20 ga.,
9 mm pistol, $750 for all or
will sep. (502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON Model
640, 357 mag, 5 shot, snub
nose, stainless. $425
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
U.S. SPRINGFIELD '1864,
45-70 Calvary Carbine. Not
musket. Saddle ring carbine.
$1500. Neg. (937)215-0307



AB LOUNGE exercise ma-
chine, exc. shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-8734
EXERCISE BIKE with fan,
$40. (863)612-0647
HOME GYM Helix Pro 300
Ibs weight bench press, peck
deck, leg press, etc. $275 or
best offer. (772)873-1363
TREADMILL Like new, has
all program & incline op-
tions, perfect for Christmas.
$599 (954)931-9946 Okee
TURBO IONIZER'S (2) -.Air
purifiers, like new. Paid $155
each, asking $200 will sep-
arate. (863)763-3932
WEIGHT BENCH $25
(863)357-3633
WEIGHT BENCH SET Com-
plete, good condition, many
weights from 5-25 Ibs. $300
or best offer. (863)227-0029



CENTRAL HEAT/AIR Good-
man, 48,000 btu's, like new,
just serviced. $2500 or best
offer. (863)763-3932


ENGAGEMENT RING 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E; 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-476-7848



ELECTRICAL NERVES STIMU-
LATOR (T.E.N.S.) Unit &
extra pads $150.
(863)983-4314
HOSPITAL BED up & down
on both sides, $100.
(863)612-0647
LIFT with remote & station-
ary control. Older model but
works great. $1500. or best
offer. (863)634-9433
LIFT CHAIR Automatic. Like
new. $400 (863)697-0143
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. New
$5800, Asking $650
(863)763-6907



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for high, paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
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aid and computer provided if
qualified. -Call
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AWNING Aluminum,, white,
74" W x 27", like new. $40
(863)763-1997
CAR PORT POSTS (2) New.
$20 will separate.
(863)467-4567
CASKET Never been used,
white w/gold trim, very nice
condition. $400 or best offer.
(863)763-4053
DISH SET Bavaria, Germany,
28 pc., 4 place settings,
$25. (863)763-0996
HURRICANE SHUTTERS, 48
panels, like new, with fasten
downs, alum., $600 or best
offer. (561)348-0276
INTERIOR PAINT New "Col-
orwheel" white flat & primer
in 5 gals,, several available.
$25 (561)248-3624 Okee
NOW AVAILABLE 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
#FL07.
SEAT COVER for BMW 328i,
Like new. Light grey w/BMW
emblem. $1 0 0
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee.
STATUES fiberglass, 1
Horse, 1 Bull, 1 Pelican, 2
Light Houses, $3500 or will
sell sep (863)467-7453
WINDOWS Aluminum, 2-
30x30, 1-40x45 5/8 wide,
very good cond., $45 will
sell sep. (863)763-1997



BAND FLUTE like new, $250
(863)675-2804
DRUM SET 3 pieces, great
for Christmas, good shape,
$125. Call (863)634-8734
DRUM SET Pearl Export Se-
ries, 13 pc., $750.
(863)467-5906
ORGAN Kimball, Fort Drum
area, $25 firm.
(863)467-1309.
PIANO Harrison Spinet, ex-
cellent condition. $1000 or
best offer. You pick up.
(863)763-4053
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfleds


BIRD CAGE 42"wx42"lx3'w,
good cond., $75.
(863)357-0704


DOG KENNEL Large, Metal,
Black, Collapsible w/ re-
movable tray. $20
(863)763-7983
KITTENS 3 females, 1 male,
3 mos old, $15 each
(863)763-4533
PUGS PUPPIES
9 wks, 2- females Fawns.
CKC reg. $600. ea.
(863)532-1353
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES Pure
bred. Gorgeous. $250
(863)983-8909



CAMERA EQUIPMENT Canon
T50 35mm w/zoom lens, ext
tube, teleconverter & filters.
$100 (863)763-5567 Okee



WATER PUMP for water
well, 5.5 hp, Titan, trash
pump, 3", never used, $700
(863)983-4940
WELL PUMP- Sta-Rite,
115/230 volts, Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-1079



HOT TUB 1 year old, 5 per-
son. $3000 (863)357-7480
or(863)634-0830
HOT TUB 6 person, with cov-
er. Like new. $500.
(561)262-1390
HOT TUB- Hot Springs Prodigy
5 yrs old. 6 speeds. Lots of
extras $1500 or best offer
(239)738-1532 LaBelle area
POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You
Move. (863)634-4218
POOL Above Ground, with
pump & filtration system.
You take down. Cost $1500.
Asking $500. 863-675-3878
POOL-Above ground, 24',
w/pump & filter, must take
down & move, $500 or best
offer. (863)675-3878 Labelle



KENMORE with cabinet,
Chair included + misc.
$100. (863)697-3299



BOWLING BALLS 2 mens -
16 lbs., black, 1 women's -
12 lb. Columbia, purple, $30
will sell sep. (863)467-8184
FEEDERS 55 gallon w/inside
funnel, has cables, motor &
batteries. $175
(863)467-0222
LIFE JACKETS (2) Children's
size, weight 50-90, chest
26-29, good condition. $20
will sep. (863)467-1373



HOME THEATRE Surround
Sound w/built in DVD. Phil-
lips. $125 (239)340-8502



FLAT SCREEN 4 brand new
TV car flat screens. $499 ne-
gotiable. (786)506-6452
WIDE SCREEN- 60", Rear/pro-
jection. 2 yrs old. $500.
(863)261-5180



AIR COMPRESSOR 5.5 hp,
Honda motor, 1 pull start.
Runs great! $225
(863)763-2438 Okee
AIR COMPRESSOR T30 In-
gersoll Rand, Industrial
type. 3 phase. $2500 or best
offer. (561)261-9960
CHAIN SAW Pullen, 14.5"
cut, $20 (863)763-0215 or
(863)697-0354
GENERATOR 7550 watt, 55
gal drum, extra power cord,
20 hrs, $ 9 0 0
(863)763-0215
GENERATOR -10hp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
$325. (863)610-0575


GENERATOR new, never
used, $500 (863)612-0992
or (863)245-9413
RADIAL ARM SAW 10".
$100(863)634-6604
SAW Sears, Woodworkers
Combo, 10", 3 hp, radial arm
& miter saw. Both work well.
$250. (863)673-4758
SHOPSMITH $900 or best
offer. (863)357-0256
TABLE SAW 10". $100
(863)634-6604
WELDER Lincoln 1992
SA250 Diesel, asking $1500
or best offer (863)673-5891
WOOD BAND SAW -12" with
stand. $125 (863)357-3633



FOOTBALL TABLE like new,
$125 or best offer.
(863)467-8184 Ft. Drum
area
KIDS FORD METAL PEDEL
TRACTOR Never used. $50
(765)623-2151 Okeechobee
Ih -r l IIR^


PLAYSTATION 2 With 7
games, 2 controllers &
memory card. $150.
(863)763-3982 or 697-3248

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



KIRBY VAC CLEANER -G4,
asking $100 (863)467-7453
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with.
bags, $150. (863)763-3451



DISNEY VHS VIDEOS $60
will sell separately.
(863)763-3982 before Noon.
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29,2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt SBrowning, Secretary of Sate of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on January
29, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3,4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; UMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Consttution relating to property taxation. Wth respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases
the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $5,000 of their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to their next homestead. Wih respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal proper-
ty and (4) limits assessment increases for specifed nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes,
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to
school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes
benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by
the electors In January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in
2007. Ifthe new homestead has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; the new homestead has a lower
just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes,
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies to ali taxes,
(4) Umits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value
following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control I provided by gen-
eral law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1,2019, unless renewed by a vote of the elec-
tors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a, Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied
by all local govemments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions o be repealed ifa future constitutional andmdment provides for assessment ol homesteads'at less than
just value' rather than as currently provided 'at a specified percentage' o just value.
c. Schedules the change's to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 200, if approved in a special elec
lion held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1,2009, i approved in the general election held in November of 200. The limitation on annu-
al assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 lax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipal-
ity, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such
portions of property as are used predominantly or educational, literary,scientific, religious orcharitable purposes maybe exempted by generallawfrom
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to
the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently
disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant community and economic development ad valorem lax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by gen-
eral law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvementsto realproperty made by afoorthe use of a new business andimprovementsto real property related to the expansion of an testing busi-
ness and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related Io the expansion of an existing
business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may
be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall
expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general
law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem lax exemption to a renewable energy source
device and to real property on which such device is installed and operated, to the value fixed by general law not to exceed the original cost o the device,
and for the period o( lime fixed by general law not to exceed ten years,
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant historic preservation ad valorem ax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance ofthe coun.
ty or municipality, The amount or limits o the amount ol this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by genera law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law.
(1) By general law and subject to condons secified therein twenty-lve thousand dollars olthe assessed value o property subject to tangible
personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to oridas aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purpos-
es may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specifed per-
centage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation,
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January
1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for
the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United Slates Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowng year, unless the orovsions of oaragraPh 181 aooly Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
5) Changes, additions, reductions, or Improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable, If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment
IBa A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1 2009 or January 1 ol any subsequent vear and who has received a home-


Agriculture

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






FARM TRUCK flatbed, runs
great, $500/best offer.
(863)675-7963

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ROPING SADDLE 16" Circle
S, only a couple of months
old, too big for me. $500 or
best offer. (863)634-9518
SADDLE 14/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1500. (863)697-6470
THOROUGHBRED MARE 15
yrs. old. Ridable. Better as a.
Brood Mare. $600
(863)467-7295
THROUGHBRED/QUARTER
HORSE 14 months old.
Sorrel. Phill.y. $800
(863)467-7295



CHAIN SAW Elect. on ex-
tendable 20' pole. 50' exten-
sion cord, Weed eater, Murray
mower $50. (863)357-6930 .
LAWN MOWER, '06 Cub Ca-
det, 130 hrs., hydrostatic
drive, 19hp, 42" cut, $999 or
best offer. (863)697-8175
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600.863-675-7155

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RIDING MOWER Grasshop-
per, 25 hp Kohler w/452 hrs.
52"cut + 48" dozer blade
$4000 (863)675-7708
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear
bagger. Exc. shape $600
(863)467-6025
ROTARY SPREADER Scotts,
Almost new. $20.
(863)763-0625
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250.
(561)790-3681
SNAPPER Z TURN MOWER-
52" cut, like new, $1800
(863)201-0672
TILLER MTD, Rear tines, 6.5
hp. Slightly used. $300 or
best offer. (863)357-0256



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

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be assessed as provided herein
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein the Legislature shall provide for application ofthis paragraph to property owned
by more than one person
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsecon, allow counties and municipal-
ities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properes must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent
of any increasing the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing
living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the
grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the tot
lowing:
(1) The increase in assessed value resting from constction or reconstruction ofthe property
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(l For all levies other than school district levies assessments of residential real property as defined by general law which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection
Ill Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the dale of assessment provided by law' but those changes in assess
ments shall not exceed ten percent (10% ofthe assessment for the prior year
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value
(31 After a change of ownership or control as defined by general law inducng any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the proper-
ty such property shall be assessed at just value as ol the next assessment date Thereafter such property shall be assessed as provided in this sub-
section,
(4) Changes, additions reductions or improvements to such oroerty shall be assessed as provided for by general law however after the
adjustment for any change addition reduction or improvement the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(g) For all levies otherthan school district leviesassessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limatons set forth in sub-
sections al through (c) and f) shall change only as provided in this subsection
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law, but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value
(31 The legislature must provide that such oromev shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improve


oety shall be


assessed as provided in this subsection
(5) Changes additions reductions or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law however after the
adjustment for any change addition reduction or improvement the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
SECTION 6. Homestead exemplions.-
(a) Every person who has thelegal or equitable title toreal estate and maintains thereonthe permanent residenceof the owner, another legal
ly or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments lorspecial benefits, up to the assessed valuation
of twenty-ive R thousand dollars end for all levies oherthan school district levies on the assessed valuation greaterthan ffy thousand dollars and
up to seventy-ive thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner presnbed by law The real estate may be held by legal or equi
table title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or me-
bets proprietary interest in corporation owning a lee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninetyeightyeas. The exemption shall not apply withresect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general
law This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less
than just value,
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unt or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed
the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the lue of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bear to the assessed value of the property.
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~(0)- By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad val-
orem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem lax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law,
(h- The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose ol their respective tax les and subject to the provi-
sions of genera law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fiftythousand doliasto any persowho has the legal orequitable
title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner ar< who has attained age sixty-fve and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must alow counties and munidpanies to grant this addional exemp-
ion, within the limits prescnbed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner presenbed by general law, and must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
le)l Each veteran who isage 65 or older who is partial or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discountfrom the amount of the ad val-
orem lax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in I the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this
state at the timeof entering the military semce of the Unted States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service,
The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, serice-connected disability as determined by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submi t tthe county property appras
er, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of enlenng military serwce, an official letter from the Uruted States Department of Veterans Affairs stating
the percentage of the veteran's sevice-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifes the disability as combat related, and a copy
ol the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in wthng of the
reasons lor the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years.
This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is seldfexecuting, and does not require implementing legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
ECTION 27 Pmortv tax exemptions and lmrtatons on orertv lax assessments --The amendments to Sections 3 4 and 6 ofArtice VII o-


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HOLIDAY BOAT '84, 14',
w/Mariner 40hp engine. Trol-
S ling motor & EZ load trailer.
S-' $1500 (863)801-4756
S- .. "'' JON BOAT -12 ft, 6hp motor,
many extras. $600
S(863)673-0329 leave mes-
; J:;_ sage if no answer.
JON BOAT 14 ft aluminum,
no motor, V haul, as is. $150
CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES (863)612-6575
KEY WEST, 1992 15', 40HP
Modular/Floor Plans. From. $79,900 & up, motor, runs great, trailer in-
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use eluded. $3,500. Call Phil at
863-674-9932
your land as down payment. Financing available. 8 7
OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft,
Sr i 150 merc,.float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.

R nt l POONTOON BOAT- 20' &trail-
KRentaIS i W er, 35 hp Johnson motor.
Good condition. $1800.
3-35 Acre Tracts near Moul- (863)824-6720
ERlElM tNTM trie, GA. Wooded acreage (863)8
with lots of paved road front- PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT -
age. $8,000 per acre. Call 17.6 fiberglass, 112 hp Evin-
Apartments 905 Norris Bishop Realty @ rude, trailer, less than 200
Business Places 910 (229)890-1186. hrs, $4500 (863)946-0408
Commercial 5000 sq ft custom built home SEA NYMPH -'83, 15', Alumi-
Property 915 on 10 acres. Includes num with trailer &'91 40hp
Condos/ stocked pond, dock, pond Johnson with tilt & Trim.
Townhouses Rent920 house, located 10 minutes $2500. 765-620-4373
RFarm Property south of Tifton, GA. Great WHITEWATER 68, 14', Fi-

House Rent 930 location! Call Norris Bishop berglass. Trailer (needs tires)
anH e Rent 930 Realty @ (229)890-1186. included. $ 2 5
Land -Rent 935 included. $250.
Resort Property Beautiful NC Mountains (863)447-1735
Rent 945 Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
Roommate 950 ner Elk. Let the local experts
Rooms to Rent 955 at MAP Realty find that per-
Storage Space feet property for you. CAMPER 12 f slide in, self
Rent 960 (828)262-5655 or www.ma- contained, new a/c, very
prealtyboone.com. contained, new a/c, very
prealtyboonco good cond. $1400 For more
COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+ info, call (863)983-6483
E $89,900 Incredible commu- CAMPER PULL ALONG 28 ft,
nity, water & marsh views, ER PULL ALONG ,
HORSE SHOE ACRES Year- round temperate all works, needs some body
$18 0 g b ear- round temperate work, A/C, generator includ-
$185,000, great deal, Dbl weather. Near Golden Isles. ed$1500 (863)261-7135
Wide, 3br, 2ba, on almost 3 Enjoy boating, fishing, walk- ed $ 863)1-
acres, (305)458-7726 ing, family/retirement living. CATALINA COACHMAN '95-
South Florida Estate Realty Great financing available. RV, 23ft, asking $4000
MOORE HAVEN 2/3 BR, 2BA, CALL (888)513-9958. (863)261-2500
Framed Duplex, Nice area. NEW HOMES GREENVILLE, GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
Only 2 yrs. old. $775 mo. SC Owner Financing. 4.75% top, Mechanically restored,
(863)610-0159/509-0096 Int./ 5% Down/From Receipts, $2500. or trade for
$120k-250k. Immediate Oc- auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOORE HAVEN c u a nc Call
WEEKLY OR MONTHLY (888)862-3572 orJAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
RENTALS www.towerhomes.com. Edition, 29 ft, complete.
FURNISHEDOR $1500 needs work.
UNFURNISHED (772)215-3500/597-0463
$9503 br, 2 ba CBS home. SOUTHWIND '99 Fiord V10,
S $950/mob. i Huo 36ft, 50K miles, 2 slides,
$625/2moble home. W/D, new tires, $40,000
1br apt, $210/wk utilities neg. (231)631-0250 to see
S t utlie s Eagle Bay Roost 5025 16th
included Ave SW, Lot 22.
Efficiency apt., utilities Mobile Home Lots 22
included, $180/wk obile Home Lots 200
2 br, 1ba, $600/mo. Mobile Home Parts 2010
Lakeport Large 3 br, 2 ba, on Mobile Homes Rent 2015
a lake, $950/mo. Mobile Homes Sale 2020 FIFTH WHEEL '79 Wilder-
Call (863)509-0096 ness, 1 bed, bath, stove &
PEfridge, needs minor work,
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide $2000 neg. (863)528-0920
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home Rn21
$1100/mo. + 1st mo. free FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
rent. Eugene 954-658-1552 MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE Fits a full size Chevy or
RIVER & CANAL HOUSE: Gated community w/pool, (863)$2697-9704
Large corner lot. 2 BR, 3 BA club house & river access. (863)6
w/Florida rm & 2 car garage We also mow your grass. JAYCO 5TH WHEEL '94, 32
in LaBelle. 863-517-1935 $595 monthly. Ready to ft, w/slide out, new hot water
move in! Call 863-673-4325 heater, cold air, good tires,
ready to move $8900 or best
t097 i Hom off er (863)835-0692 or
: ,(239)770-0248
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE l H o M
For doctor, lawyer, accoun- All Home of Merit Stock
tant, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle- Homes and Special Orders
wiston. (239)994-7368 reduced to the lowest prices SEADOOS On double trailer,
in years. Bring us your floor Was asking $4000. Will sac-
plan and we will give you the rifice for $3500. Must see!
aI state best price in South Florida. (863)697-0259
Real Estate Call (863)675-8888 rie
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND Ir
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694 BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
Business Places Inventory Liquidation Sale nized, perfect condition.
Sale ,1005 Models in stock sold cheap. $400 or best offer
Commercial Negotiate your best price in (863)612-6575
Property Sale 1010 years. We also have lots
Condos/ avail. Call (863)675-4442 or
Townhouses Sale 1015 M(863)673-4325 3
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025 NEW 3 BR 2 BA Doublewide STAINLESS PROP- Johnson
Hunting Property 1030 $39,900 includes set up & 200, excellent cond., $100
Investment A/C. Very easy financing (863)763-4643
Property Sale 1035 avail. Call (863)675-8888 or
Land Sale 1040 (863)673-4325
Lots Sale 1045 TRADE IN'S WANTED
Open House 1050 No Money Down... with your H Y A S. L r
Out of State old homes equity. Very easy HARLEY At CESS.& Leather
Property Sale 1055 financing. Low prices on all Small Worn 3 times. Like
Property Inspection1060 New 3 & 4 Bdrm. Homes. Worn 3 tmes. Like
Real Estate Wanted 1065 Call (863)675-8888 or new. $200. (863)763-7727
Resort Property (863)673-4325 HARLEY DAVIDSON 1996 -
Sale 1070 1200 CC, 28K mis. Runs
Warehouse Space 1075 Re ti n good. $2500 or best offer.
Waterfront Property 1080 creation (863)634-1193
HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
B iness Paimes tom, Nice bike. $1000 or
best offer. (239)265-0985
HONDA CRF 50 '05 Great
FAST FOOD/BAKERY Boats 3005 starter bike, looks and runs
SANDWICH SHOP Campers./RVs 3010 great! $700 or best offer
Drive thru facility, customer Jet Skiis 3015 (863)634-6265'
parking, inside eating & Marine Accessories 3020
ding ara nffein at a ver Marine Miscellaneous 3025 HONDA SHADOW AERO 1100
inning area. Offeng pry Motorcycles 3030 '98 42k miles, lots of op-
will include all equipment & Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035 tions. $4800 (863)763-5959
building. Good location, KAWASAKI 2000 CRUISER,
High traffic area. For info call n '04 -125 cu in., 16k mi., like
(561)996-8010 y jjj new, largest Kawasaki motor
made, perfect cond. $8500
a I AIR BOAT 220 GPU, Laser firm. (863)610-7725
hull. Power shift prop. $5000
orbestoffer. (561)234-5416 KAWASAKI NINJA, '02 $900.
S AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull, (863)261-1113
220 GPU. $5000 or best of- SCAFFOLD On Motorcycle
fer. (863)697-1443 trailer. $200. (863)763-3451
AQUA SPORT 1999 17 Ft. w/ SUZUKI 850 1982, 17K mis.,
Celebrate Christmas 90 hp Johnson, Bimini Top & Looks good, Runs good.
inyornew hme! New trailer. Excellent condi- Very dependable. $1400.
in your new home! tion. $5000 (863)673-5891 (561)261-0766
HARLEM 3/2 Brand New I BOAT MOTOR 200 Johnson,
for parts only, $200.
Harlem Academy Drive (863)763-4643
C/Air, 1 Car Garage, BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp, CHILD'S ATV 70 cc, needs
Landscaped:. $164,500. '69, antique, w/3 propellers minor work $3'00
& gas tank, runs good, (863)673-5784
SHIP or Owning $480. (561)790-3681 D'S ATV cc, n
Financing Possible ,CHILD'S ATV 90 cc, needs
FinancingPossible BONITO 15', with 30 hp minor work. $500
Call Owner: 863-673-5071 Johnson motor. Trailer in- IRbi7O-57R4


or 561-996-8010 eluded. Good condition. ,- .
$1900. (863)675-8579 DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha
FOR SALE BY OWNER ESCAPE SAILBOAT -14, c TTR125L, very nice condi-
OR SAR ESCAPE SAILBOAT-14 ft, cat tion. $1400. (863)697-6464
175 N.W. 12th Ave. rig, much like a Sailfish,
South Bay, Florida easier to sail, will deliver lo- GO CART Bench seat style.
Beautifully renovated call $895 (863)674-0647 $200.e 954)536-6613 W.
3BR/1BA plus family EVINRUDE '93, 6hp out- Clwiston area
room & carport on board. Like new. $400. GO KART- Adult size, 6.5 hp,
14 acre. $85,000 (561)262-1390 runs great. $400
..../...acre, $85,000 (941)812-5315 Okee area
(704)668-5547 FLATS BOAT -16', 1996,
(OMC 88hp engine. With trail- GO KART Runs great. $200
LAKE PORT 2 BR, 1 BA er. $1800. (772)971-7130 or best offer. (863)447-1255
Screened porch, deck, barn, GHEENOE CLASSIC BOAT '91 HONDA ATV '06, 350cc, 4x4,
work shop, boat shed. Call '04 Honda 15'hp 4 stroke, new ITP mud tires. Chrome
for info. (863)634-3399 power tilt & galvanized trail- rims. Great Christmas present!
er. $3600 (863)634-0815 $5000. Neg. (863)634-2979
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items bysel- JON BOAT 16ft, 7.5hp HONDA FOREMAN '05 500
Ing them In the classl- Chrysler motor, trailer, elec shift, 37hrs, $5000 or
fleds. $1000 (863)201-0672 best offer (863)673-2388


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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICAClIN A LA CONSTITUCl6N PARA SER
VOTADA EL 29 DE ENERO DE 2008
NOTIFICIAClIN DE ELECCI6N
El que suscr be, Kurt S. Browning, Secretaio de Eslado deEsalado de Florida, por medio del present nolifca que se reaizara una eleccin en coda
condado de Florida, el 29 de enro de 2008, para la ratiicacion o rechazo de una propuesta de revsion de la Constilucinn del estado de Florida.
No. 1
REVISION CONSTITUTIONAL
APARTADO VII, ARTICULOS 3,4, Y 6
APARTADO XII, ARTICULO 27
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeleta de votaci6n:
EXENCIONES IMPOSITIVAS A LA PROPIEDAD INMUEBLE; RESTRICCIONES A LAS TASACIONES IMPOSITIVAS SOBRE INMUEBLES
Resume de la votaci6n:
Esta revision propone cambios a las Consiluci6n del Estado rlativos a los impuestos sobre la propiedad. Con relaci6n a los benes destlnados a iven-
da familiar, esa revisl6n: (1) incrementa la exenci6n sobre bienes desinados a vivienda familiar con exception de los impuestos para dislntos esco-
lares y (2) permte que los propiletarios de bienes destinados a vivienda familiar translieran hasta $500.000 de sus benefios Save-Our Homes para su
pr6xima vvienda familiar. Con relaci6n a los bienes no desinados a vivienda familiar, esta revision (3) proporciona una exend6n de $25.000 para
bienes muebles langibles y (4) limit los inrm os en la tasad6n para determinados inmuebles no destinados a ivienda familiar con excepa6n de
los impuestos a los disritos escolares.
En mayor detalle, esla revision:
(1) Incrementa la exencidn sobre vivenda familiar al eximir el valor de tasacin entire $50.000 y $75.000. Esta exenci6n no se aplca a impuestos
de disritos escolares.
(2) Preve la transferencia de los beneicios acumulados Save-Our-Homes. Los propielarios de viaendas familiares podrAn transfer su benefi-
cio Save-Our-Homes a una nueva vivienda familiar dentro de 1 ano y no mas de 2 anos despuos de abandonar su anterior vivienda familiar; except
en el caso de que esla revsi6n sea aprobada por los electores en enero de 2008 y si la nueva vivenda familiar se establece el 1 de enero de 2008, la
vivenda familiar anterior se tendra que haber abandonado en 2007. Si a neva vvienda familiar iene un valor just superior al de la anterior, se puede
transfer el benefiao, sila nueva vivenda familiar Iene un valor just inferior, se reducir el monto del beneicio a transerir. El benefico |ransferido no
puede superar los $500.000. Esla disposici6n se aplica a todos los impuestos.
(3) Auloriza una exend6n a los impuestos sobre inmuebles de $25.000 del valor lasado de los bienes muebles tangibles. Esla disposici6n se
aplica a lodos los impuestos.
(4) Umila los incremenlos de tasad6n respect a determinados bienes inmuebles no deslinados a vivienda familiar hasta un 10 par ciento por
afo. La propiedadse asaralvalor just con poslerloridad a una mejora, segn sc la define por ley general, ysila ley general lo dispone podr ltasarse
a valor uslo con posteoridad a un cambio de otillaridad o de contro..Esa restrccidn no se aplica a impuestos sobre distritos escolares Esla restric-
cidn so anula con electo a pair del1 de enero de 2019, a menos que se enueve per el volo de los eleclores en la elecci6n general a celebrarse en
el 2018.
Asimismo, esta realsin:
a. Rechaza el lenguaje obsolelo sobre la exencibn a viviendas familiares cuando era inferior a $25.000 y no aplicaba uniformidad a los
impueslos a la propledad gravados por todos los gobiernos locales.
b. Dispone la anulaci6n de exenclones aviviendas familiares si una reform consfitucional futura dispone la valuaci6n de vivendas familiares (a
un valor menor que el juslo" en lugar de ladisposici6n actual de 'a un porcentae delerminado' del valor just.
c. Establece quo los cambios se hagan electivs con posterioridad a la aprobad6n por los eleclores y qua se aplique en forma retroactive al 1
de enero de 2008, si so aprueba en elecid6n especial celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o que se haga elective el 1 de enero de 2009, si se aprueba
por elecci6n general celebrada en el mes de noviembre de 2008. La restriccin sobre incementos anuales en la tasaci6n para determinados bienes
inmuebles so aplicar primero al registro fiscal de 2009 si esia revision se aprueba n una eleccid6n especial a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008, o se
aplicard primer at regisro fiscal de 2010 si esia revision se aprueba an una elecd6n general a celebrarse n el mes do noviembre de 2008,
APARTADOVil
FINANZA E IMPUESTO
ART1ULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) Toda propiedad que pertenezca a una munidpalidad y que so utlice exclusivamente para fines municipals o publicos estarA exenta de
impuestos. A la municipalidad que pose propiedades fuera de la municipalidad, se e puede requeri por ley general que elect6e pagos a la unidad
tnbutaria en la que se encuentre la propiedad. Las parties de la propiedad que se utiicen para fines educativos, lieraios, deniicas, religiosos a de
bien plblico pueden eslar exentas de gravamen tributao por ley general.
(b) Estaran exenlas de gravamen ributario, en forma acumulativa, respect de cada jele de familiaque resida en este estado, los enseres domos-
ticos y eectos personales por el valor establecido por ley general, que no sea inferior a mil dlares, y respect de cada viuda o vudo o persona no
idente y permanentemente discapactada, los bienes por el valor estableido por ley general que no sea inferior a qinientos dares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad puede, a los efeclos de su gravamen fiscal correspondiente y sueto a las disposicones de este incso
y la ley general, otorga exenciones ributais ad valorem al desarrollo comunitario y econ6mico a nuevos negoos y a las ampliaciones de los nego-
dos ya exislentes, segun to establece la ley general, Esa exendon se puede oorgar exclusivamente por medio de ordenanza del condado o de la
municipalidad, y solamente con posteriordad a qu los electores del condado o de la municipalidad voten ese asunto en un referendum y autoricen
a condado o a la municipalidad a adoptar esa ordenanza. La exenci6n que se otorgue en consecuencia se aplicar a las mejoras sobre los bienes
inmuebles que se efect6en pr o para que las utilicen nuevos negodos asi como tambidn alas mejoras sobre los bienes inmuebles relacionados con
la ampliacan de unnegocio existente y tambi6n se apicarca alos bienes muebles de esos negodos nuevos y a los benes muebles relacionados con
la ampliacion de un negacio existenle. Los imports y los limes do los imposes de la exenci6n se indicarAn por ley general. El period de liempo
durante el cual se podr otorgar la exend6n correspondiente a un negoco nuevo o a la ampliaci6n de uno ya existente ser delerminado por ley gen-
eral. La autoridad para otorgar esa exendcn fnalizard a los diez aios desde la fecha de aprobacin por los electores del condado o de la municipali-
dad, y podra renovarse por referendum seggn to disponga la ley general.
(d) Po ley general y sujelo a las condidones dispuestas en aquella, se puede otorgar una-exenci6n tributaia ad valorem a un mecanismo gen-
erador de energia renovable y al bien inmueble sobre el cual ese mecanismo esta inslalado yen lunconamiento, pr el valor establecido por ley gen-
eral que no super el cost initial del mecanismo y per e period de iempo determinado per ley general que no podra superar los diez a0os.
(e) Cualquier condado municipalidad puede, a los ines de su gravamen iscal correspondence y sueto a las disposciones de este incso y la
ley general, otorgar exendones tributaras ad valorem por conserad6n hislprica a los propietarios de propiedades histricas. Esta exenci6n se puede
otorgar exdusivamente por medio de ordenanza del condado de la municipalidad, Los imports o los limits a los imports de esta exenci6n as
como los requisits de admisildad de las propiedades deben ser determinados por ley general. El period de tempo durante el cal se puede otor-
gar esta exenci6n al propietado de un inmueble sera determinado por ley general.
l Por ley general y sueto a las condidones disouestas en aauell estan exentas de gravamen ad valorem de veintidncomil dares del
valor esfmado de la orooedad sujela a imouesto sobre los bienes muebles tangibles
ARTICULO 4. Gravamen ributario; valuadcones. -Por ley general se establecerAn regulaciones destinadas a garantizar una valuacin just de todos
los bienes sujetos a gravamen ad valorem, siempre y cuando se cumpla con to siguiente:
(a) Latierra para agicultura, la oerra productora do altos niveles de recarga a la capa aculfera do Florda, o la terra que se utiliza exclusivamente
para lines receatvos no comerciales se pueda dasifcar por ley general y se pueda tasar excusivamene sobre la base de la naturaleza o del uso.
(b) De conformidad con la ley general los bienes muebles tangibles que se posean para la venta como exislencia de mercadera asi como los
semovienles se puedan tasar pare pagar tnbuto en un porcenlae determinado de su valor, se puedan dasilicar a los fines tnbutanos, a puedan eslar
exentos de Iributad6n.
(c) Todas las personas con derecho a exendon sobre bien de familiar de conformidad cn el Articulo 6 de esle Apartado tendrn so vivienda
familiar tasadaa valor just a partr del 1 de enero del ao posteri'o a la fecha elective de esta enmienda. Esta enmienda se modiicard nicamente de
conformidad con 1o dispuesto en el present.
(1) Las valuadones sujetas a esta disposid6n se modiicaren anualmente el 1"' de enero de cada ado; sin embargo los cambios en las valua-
cones no superaran io minimo que se indica a continuaciin:
a. Ties por ento (3%) de la valuacion correspondiente al aho antenor
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(2) Nnguna valuacidon superara el valor justo.
(3) Con postedrondad al cambio de lilulardad, segin se disponga por ley general, los bienes destnados a vivienda familiar se valuarn al pre-
do justoa partir del 1 de enero del ano sguiente, a menos oue se apliquen las disposiiones del rrafo (8) Con posteridridad a ea fecha, la
vivenda familiar se lasara segn se dispone en el present.
(4) Las viviendas lamiliares nuevas se tasaran a valor juto a parlir del 1 de enero del ao siguiente al del establecimiento de la vivenda, a meo
que se apliquen las disposiiones del porafo 18) Esa tasad6n solamente se modiiarA segOn se disponga en el present.
(5) Los cambios, las adiiones, las reducciones, o las mejoras a los bienes destiados a vienda familiar se valuarn seg6n Io dispuesto por
ley general; no obstante, con posterioridad al ajuste realizado en virud de cualquier cambio, adiddn, reducci6n, o mejora, el bien se valuar
segon Io que se disponga en el present.
(6) En el caso de que la propedad deje de se considerada bien destinado a vvenda familiar, la propiedad se valuar de conformidad con la
ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta enmienda son dMsibles. En el caso de que cualquier disposici6n de esta enmienda sea considerada inconstliu-
cional por calquier tribunal competent, la decdisn de ese tribunal no alectar ni perjudicarnninguna de las disposiciones restantes de esta
enmlenda.
(8)a La persona aue establezca una nueva vivenda familiar a ardir del 1 de enero de 2009 o 1 de enero de cualouier ano posterior y que haya


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Public Notice


antenores al estlablecimento de la nueva v enda familiar tene deiecho a Que su nueva vMienda lamiar se tase a un valor menor oue el valor
juslo Si esta revision se aorueba en enero de 2008 la persona cue establezca una nueva vienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 tiene
derecho a cue su vvienda familiar sea tasada a menos de su valor iusto si esae orsona recib una exendn sobre videnda familiar el 1 de enero
de 2007 El valor tasado de la nueva vivenda familiar esablecida se detenrnai de la ssiuiene maneras
1 Si el valor iusto de la nueva vvienda famlar es supenor o igual al de la anterior vivenda familiar a pare r did 1 de enero del ano en el aue se
abandon la anterior vivienda familiar el valor tasado de la nueva vvienda familiar ser el valor justo de la nueva vienda familiar menos una
cantidad ioual a to Due result menor entire 500 0000 o a dlferencia entire l l vor usto v l valor lasado de la viienda familiar antenor a pa7r
del I de enero del ano en el aue se abandon la vienda lamiiar antenor Posteriormenie la vienda familiar se valua segse se disgona en
2 Si el valor juslo de la nueva vivienda familiar es inferior al valor justo de a anterior vMenda familiar a pair del dde enero del ato en el oue
se abandoned la anterior vienda familiar el valor lasado de la nueva ivienda familiar ser igual al valor jsto de la nueva vivenda familiar di-
dido por el valor juso de la anterior d venda familiar y muldplicado por e vaor v sdod a orWenda familiar No obstante sila dderen-
cia resultant entire el valor just de l a nuva iienda familiar y el valor tasado de la nueva ivienda familiar calculado de acuedo con este sub-
prrafo es suDerior a S500 000 el valor tasado de la nueva vivenda familiar se incremenara a los electos de que la dderena entire el valor juslo
y el valor tasado sea igual a 500 000 Posteriomente la vivienda familiar se valuar segn se disponga en el present
b Por ley general y de acerdo alas conditions alecidasn present la Legislatura dispondra laaplica dn de ese pArrafo alos bienes
de proiedad de mas de una persona
(d) La legislature, puede, por ley general, a los ines de la valua6n y sujeta a las disposicones de este indso, permfir que los condados y las
municipalidades auloricen por ordenanza que los bienes hist6ricos se puedan valuar exclusamente sobre la base de la naturaleza o el uso. Esa val-
uad6n basada en la naturdeza o el use se aplicara exclusivamente en la urisdiccidn que adopted la ordenanza. Los requisiats aplicables a las
propiedades admisibles se deben especicar por ley general.
(e) Un condado puede, de la manera dispuesta por ley general, ofecer una reduction en el valor de tasadn de la propiedad deslinada a ivien-
da familiar en proporci6n al aumento en el valor de tasac6n de la propiedad en cuestin derivado de la consruccin a reconstruccin del bien a los
fines de brindar alojamiento para la vvienda a uno o mas abbelos o progentores naturales o adopvos del piopietario del bien o de esposo/sa del
propietario en el caso de que al menos uno de los abuelos o progenitores para los cuales se desina el alojamento tenga 62 anos o mas. Esa reduc-
don no puede superar lo minimo que se indica a coninuacion:
(1) El aumento en el valor de tasacdn derivado de la construcci6n a reconstrucd6n del bien.
(2) Veinte por ciento del total del valor lasado sobre el bien mejorado.
10 Para todos los oravamenes con excepcon de los gravamenes de distrilo escolar valuadcones de bienes inmuebles residenciales segin se
deinen por ley general 0ue comnrendan nueve unidades o menos y que no esen sometidos a las restricciones de valuacidn establecidas en los
incisos lal a (c) se modifcaran exdusivamente seg0n se disponga en este inciso
i1) Las lasaciones sujeas a este nciso se modificarn anualmente a la fecha de tsacidn dispuesta or ley pero esos cambios de tasacidn no
superaran el diez nor cien(o (10%1 de la asaci6n correspondiente al ao anterior
121 Ninauna lasaci6n superara el valor justlo
(13 Con oosleioridad a un cambio de o lularidad o control segun sedefine porley general indusive cualouie cambio de dlularidad de una enti-
dad legal que pose la prooiedad esa prooiedad se tasard a valor juslo a part de la prdxima fecha de tasacin Posteriormente esa oropedad se val-
uara segon se disponga en esle inciso
(4) Los cambios los agrecados las reducciones o mejoras inlroducidas en esa propiedad se tasara sn egn o disponga la ley general' no
obslante con posteriordad a ese cambio agregado reducci6n o mejora e tasara la oropiedad segiin se disponga en este iniso
(g) Resoecto de 0od lods ogravymenes que no sean los de disltro escolar las asadones de bienes inmuebles no sujetlos a las reriedones de
tasaci6n esablecidas an los incisos (al a ( c y 1(f se modicarn exclusivamente segn se disponga en esle inciso
(1) Las tasacones sujelas a este inciso se modifcarn anualmente a la fecha de valuadin dispdesia or ley- sin embargo esos cambios en as
tasaciones no superarn el 10 % de la lasacin correspondiente alao anterior
(21 Ninauna lasacidn superar el valor just
131 La leislalura debe disponer 0 ue la propiedad cue correspond se tase a valor just a pair de la prxima fecha de tasad6n can ooterior-
Idad a una mejora califada segin se define por ley general se realize sobre esa propiedad Poseriormente esa oropiedad se valuar segdn se
disponoa en este inciso.
(4) La legislalura ouede disponer que la oropiedad que cosesponda s ase tas val or just a artir de la fecha de la pr6xima tasad6n con oos-
terioddad a un cambio en la propiedad o control segun se define por ley general inclusive cualquier cambio de tularidad de una entidad legal ue
posea la prooledad. Posteriormente esa propiedad se valuard seglon se disonga en este indso
15) Los cambios los agregados las reducciones o mejoras introducidas en esa propiedad se tasaran seg0n to disponga la ley general no
obstanle con posterioridad a ese cambio aqregado reduccdn o mejora se lasara la propiedad segln se disonga en este incso
ARTICULO 6. Exenciones para a vivienda familiar.-
,(a) Toda persona que tenga un derecho legal o equitatvo sobre un bien inmueble y que mantenga en dste la residenia habitual del propietaio u oto
dependiente del propietaro por ley o por naturaleza, estara exeia de impuestos sobre aquella, con excepcin de las valuaciones por beneiios espe-
dales, hasta la valuadon tasacin de vintinc eie mil dflares y parae odos los otros gravmenes que no sean los gravamenes de distrios esco-
lares sobre la valuad6n tasada supedror a cincuenla mil dlares y hasta seenta y cinco mil dares con posteriordad al reconodmiento de aquel dere
cho del modo dispuesto por ley. El bien inmueble se puede poster por lulo legal o equitavo, en forma ntegra, mancomunada, en comin, en con-
dominio, o indirectamente a traves de la propiedad accionaria o de la calidad de soco que represented el derecho de propiedad dl propietario o del
socio en una sociedad qu posea un dominion pleno o derecho de arrendamiento inicialmente per un plazo superior a noventa y nueve aos. La ee
c6n no se aplicard respect de ninguna list de valuacidn hasta que en primer lugar una agenda estatal designada por ley general determine que esa
lista cumple con las disosiciones del articlo 4 Esta exencin oueda anulada a la fecha efeciva de cualouier modificadn a este Apartado ue dispon-
ga la valuad6n del bien destinado a ivenda familiar por debajo del valor just
(b) No se permitir mas de una exenddn a cualquier unidad de particular o familiar o respeco de cualquier unidad residential. Ninguna exen-
d6n superara el valor del inmueble tasable respect del propietao 0, an el case de domino por medio de propiedad acdonaria o de cardcler de
.sodo de una sodedad, el valor de la proporidn en la que la partidpaddn en la sodedad devenga respect del valor tasado del bien.
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(fe- Por ley general y sujeto a as condiconesindicadas en aquella, la Legisatura puede propordonar a los arrendataros, que sean residences
permanentes, una desgravacidn fis& ad valorem sobre todos losgravamenes fiscales ad vaorem. Esa desgravacdn fiscal ad valorem sera de la man-
era y por el imported qu se estableca por ley general.
&( Par ley general, la legislature puede permitirque los condados o las muniipalidades, a los fines de us gravmenes tributarios respect
Tvos y sujeto a las disposilones de la ley general, otorguen una exendn fiscal adidonal sobre vviendas familiares que no super los dncuenta mil
dares a cualquier persona que tenga el derecho legal o equiativo soe un bien inmueble y que conserve en el la residence permanent del propi-
eario y que haya alcanzado la edad de 65 aios y cuyo ingreso por grupo familiar, segin to define la ley general, no super los veinte mil dares. La
ley general debe permitir que los condados y las municipalidades otorguen esta exend6n adional, dentro de los limits establedos en este inciso,
por medio de ordenanza adoptada del mado dispuesto por ley general, y debe disponer el ajuste peribdico de la limiadn del ingreso estableida en
este inciso debido a moddficadones en el cost de vda.
la(g Cada velerano que lenga 65 afos o mas que se encuentre incapaltado en forma permanent on forma total o partial redbir un des-
cuento scobe imported del impuesto ad alorem que de oto modo deba sobre la propiedad desinada a iiendafamiliar propiedad del veteran y done
reside, en el caso e dque la incapaddad se relacione con el combat, el veterno fuea resident de ese estaeado al moment de ingresar al serdo
military de los Estados Unidos, y el veteran fuea dado de baja con honors al monento de la separacion del serido mBitar. El descuento sera en un
porcenlaje igual al porcenlaje de incapaddad permanent del veteran relaonada con el combale segdn lo determine Departamento de Asuntos
de Veleranos de los Estados Unidos. Par califcar en el descuento otorgado bajoiste indso, el soliitante debe presenter al tasador de bienes del
condado, con antedriodad al 1 de marzo, eidena de residendca al moment de ingresar al serviio military, una cart oiddal del Departamento de
Asuntos de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos en la que se indique el porcentaje de incapacidad relaionada con el servio y la evidencia correspon-
diente que razonabemente idenfique la incapacidad como relaonadao n el con ate, y una copia de la baa con honors del veteran. En el case
de que el lasador de bienes rechace el pedido de descuento, el tasador deb noficar al solicitante pr escito las razones del rechazo, y el veteran
puede volver a solcl ardo. Por ley general, a legislatura puede dispenser el requisito de soliatud annual en los alos poslenores. Este insotendrd efec-
to el 7 de dieimbre de 2006, as de electo inmedato, y no require de legislacin de aplicacion.
APARTADO XII
ANEXO
ARTiCULO 27 Exeniones impostivas a la proiedad y resticdones a las valoadonos impositvas sobre inmuebles -Las modificaiones a los
Articulos3 4 y 6 del Aatado Vi. oue dsponen una exencin de S25 000 sobre benes muebles tangibles oue disoonen una exendn adicional sobre
la vivienda famiar de 525 000 ue autorizan la transfeencia de los benefidos devengados derivados de las resricciones sobre la valuadn de la
propiedad destinada aivienda familiar y este ariculo si se entregan a los electores de este estado para su arobacidn o rechazo en una elecin
espedal autonzada pr ley a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008 se harn electives con Dosteoriodad a la aprobadcrn de los eleres y opeard en
forma retroactive 0 1 de enero de 2008 ol sie entregan a los electores de este esado para su aprobacin o rechazo en la roxima elecd6n genera
tendr6n efecto el 1 de enero del a0o siguiente a esa eleci6n general Las modificadones al Arculo 4 del Apartado VI one crean los insos (f) y (g)
de ese articulo crean una resicd6n a los increments de valuaidn annual para determinados bienes inmuebles se harn efectivas con posterioridad
a la aorobad6n de los electores y en primer lugar limitarnn ls valoadones que comiencen el 1 de enero de 2009 si se aprueban en una elecd6n espe
cial a celebrarse el 29 deenro de 2008 o limitarn en primer lugar las valuaiones que comineno el 1 de enerode 2010 sise ao eban en una elec-
cidn general a celebrarse en el mes de noviembre de 2008 Los inisos (f) y (g) del Articulo 4 del Apartado V se anulan con efeclo a partir de 1 de
enero de 2019' no obstante las legislature propondro a travds de resolucidn coninta una enmienda oue invalid tl anuladcn de los incisos (O) y (gl
que sepresentara a loselectoresde eslesadopara suaprobadn o rechaoaen la elecd6n general de 018 yen e caso deserarobada se hara
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-000623 CA
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.
A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
CLIFFORD PRAY et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 07-000623 CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
in and for.Hendry County, Florida,
wherein ACCREDITED HOME LEND-
ERS, INC. A CALIFORNIA CORPORA-
TION, is a Plaintiff and CLIFFORD
PRAY, IF LIVING, ANID IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CLIF-
FORD PRAY:.UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CLIFFORD PRAY: UNKNOWN TENANT;
are the Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
2nd FLOOR IN FRONT OF MAIN
CLERK OFFICE, BEING ON THE 2ND
FLOOR HALLWAY AT THE HENRY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST
HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL
33935. at 11:00 A.M. on January 2,
2008, the following described property,
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit
The West 75 feet of the East 750 feet
of the following:
Commencing at the 114 corner
1332.50 feet East of it', ,'..iri,
corner of Section 3, 1'. ,'r, '
South. Range 29 East, ..,
01 degrees 19 11" '- .,,.' "
1/4-1/4 line a i,.oi .....r I. :
feet. thence South S9 degrees 49'
West a distance of 150 Ieet toI to
Point of Begininnng Thaenct eouini


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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Flonda Statutes. the following
applications) lor permit have been received lor projects) in Hendry County.
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (Port Labelle Utility System) PO
Box 2340, Labelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application 071115-18 for a Water
Use Permit for a public water supply to service 10000 acres. The water will be
withdrawn from Ihe Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Township 43
South, Ranges 29-31 East.
McDaniel Ranch, 25670 CR 833, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application
071127-20 for modification of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00623-P for
12,723 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the North
Feeder Canal and onsite wetlands and the project is located in Sections 1-5, 8-16,
22-27, 34-36, Township 47 South, Range 33 East.
Jackman Cane and Cattle Company Inc (Jackman Cane and Cattle Company) 13355
CR 835, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application 071205-14 for modifi-
cation of Environmental Resource Permit 26-0015-S-02 lor 3840 acres of agri-
cultural lands. The water will be discharged to the L-1 Canal and the project is
located in Sections 19, 20, 29-32, Township 44 South, Range 33 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn.: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM with-
in 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
253594 CGS 12/20/07

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Flonda, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District", the 2nd Amendment to the 20th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mitted, on December 10, 2007, the 2nd Amendment to the 20th Annual Work
Plan to include the following project: Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation:
Authorizing temporary use o an exploratory well for emergency water supply for
livestock for the Seminole Tribe due to emergency water shortage conditions.
The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The
Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32
East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East;
Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in
Collier County, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation
is located in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Holly-
wood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range
41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Rhport containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Water
Management district, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
tion.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore alter
reviewing the Staff Report.
253048 CGS 12/20/07

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Farm-Op Inc (Six s Farm Op No 1) PO Box 1458, Labelle, FL 33975, has submit-
ted Application 071204-17 for a Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped
lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project
is located in Sections 8, 16, 17, 20, Township 42 South, Range 28 East.
Farm-Op Inc (Six L's Farm Op No 1) PO Box 1458, Labelle, FL 33975, has submit-
ted Application 071204-13 for modification of Surface Water Management Permit
22-00070-S for 915.8 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to
an existing system and the project is located in Sections 8, 16-18, 20, Township
42 South, Range 28 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the sta report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn.: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM with-
in 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
253527 CGS 12/20/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-585-CA
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
MICHAEL KATZ et. al.
Defendants. '
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, and entered in
Case No. 07-585-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hendry County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC., is a Plaintiff and MICHAEL KATZ,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST MI-
CHAEL KATZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MICHAEL SPOUSE OF MICHAEL KATZ;
K A WALLACE, INC. OBA KENWOOD
HOMES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 2nd FLOOR IN
FRONT OF MAIN CLERK OFFICE, BE-
ING ON THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY
AT THE HENRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, at 11:00
A.M. on January 2, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 15, BLOCK 2274, UNIT 8, PORT
LABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 131, INCLUSIVE,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of th is pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 5th day of December, 2007.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact Court
Administration or call 1-772-870-4370
if hearing Impaired, contact (TDD)
(800)955-8771, via Florida Relay Sys-
tem.
252229 CN 12/13,20/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-613-CA
G.A.M.E. INVESTMENT, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
AMERICAN CAPITAL ENTERPRISES
CORP., A FLORIDA CORPORATION,
etal.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, entered in Case
No. 2007-613-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida wherein
American CapitalEnterprises Corp., a
Florida Corporation, Martha E Pino
a/k/a Martha E. Ro as, Everglades Tree
Service, Inc., a Florida Corporation,
Elsa Garcia, Pilar Home Developers,
Inc., a Florida Corporation are Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Hallway in the
front of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Administration Building, 25 Hickpoch-
ee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on January 30, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
The East 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4
of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section
26, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida, subject
to an easement for an access road of
the North 40 feet thereof. Also known
as Lot 1094 in MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES an unrecorded subdivision.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this December
4,2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: /s/ S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
252254 CN 12/13,20/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CASE N0.2007-819 CA
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROEAN G. WIGGINS, et.al.
Defendants.
TO: ROEAN G. WIGGINS
Whose residence is: 213 East Sugariand
Circle, Clewiston, FL 33440


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TO: CRYSTAL L. WIGGINS
Whose residence s: 213 E. Sugarland Dated at LaBelle, Florida this December
Circle, Clewiston, FL 33440 4,2007.


If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
ROEAN G. WIGGINS, CRYSTAL L.
WIGGINS and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 8 BLOCK C, SUGARLAND ESTATES,
A SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF CLE-
WISTON, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 76, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/ka 213 EAST SUGARLAND CIRCLE,
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Lewis Ni-
ad, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
either on or before December 11,
2007 and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
court this 31st day of October, 2007.
BARBARAS. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/S. Hammond
252586 CN 12/13,20/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-614-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
VS,
MARTHA E. ROJAS A/K/A MARTHA E.
PINO, at al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, entered in Case
No. 2007-614-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida wherein
Martha E. Rojas a//a Martha E. Pino,
Feder Cabinets, Inc., a Florida Corpo-
ration, Ricardo Ortiz d/b/a Crooke Ex-
cavating & Septic, Pilar Home
Developers, Inc., a Florida Corporation,
Beatriz Djebelli Perez are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Hallway in the front of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court Adminis-
tration Building, 25 Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A.M.
on January 30, 2008, the following de
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW
1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec-
tion 13, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 5552 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this December
4,2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: /s/ S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
252205 CN 12/13.20/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-93-CA
HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE CORP,
Plaintill
vs.
LOUISA MCLYMONT, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY.
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
LOUISA MCLYMONT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LOUISA MCLYMONT;
PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPER-
TY HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT:
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 5, 2007, and entered in Case No.
07-93-CA. of the Circuit Court of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for
Hendry County, Fonda, wherein HOME
EQUITY MORTGAGE CORP, is a Plain-
tiff and LOUISA MCLYMONT, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
LOUISA MCLYMONT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LOUISA MCLYMONT;
PORT LA BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPER-
TY HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT; are the De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 2nd FLOOR IN
FRONT OF MAIN CLERK OFFICE, BE-
ING ON THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY
AT THE HENRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVE-
NUE, LABELLE, FL 33935, at 11:00
A.M. on January 2, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 2169, OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86 THROUGH
102, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the pmperty owner as of the date
of th lis pendons must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale,
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 3rd day of December, 2007.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact Court
Administration or call 1-772-870-4370
if hearing Impaired, contact (TDD)
(800)955-8771, via Florida Relay Sys-
tem.
251975 CN 12/13,20/07

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-612-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
MARTHA E. ROJAS, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, entered in Case
No. 2007-612-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida wherein
Martha E. Rojas, Pilar Home Develop-
ers, Inc., a Florida Corporation, Carlos
Grande Revocable Trust, Manuel
Grande Revocable Trust, Beatiz Djeb-
elli Perez are Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in the front of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Administration Build-
ing, 25 Hicrpochee Ave., LaBelle.
Florida, at 1:00 o'clock A.M. on Janu-
ary 30, 2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
The North '% of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4
of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec-
tion 36, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida, also
known as Lot 4690 in MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division.


: BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: s/ S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-609-CA
GARY SCOTT MILLER
Plaintiff
vs.
MONTURA RANCH ENTERPRISES, INC.,
A FLORIDA CORPORATION, metal.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, entered in Case
No. ,007-609-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida wherein
Montura Ranch Enterprises, Inc., a
Florida Corporation, Vianca P Aguilar,
Pilar Home Developers, Inc., a Florida
Corporation, Elsa Garcia are Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Hallway in the
front of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Administration Building, 25 Hickpoch-
ee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00'
o'clock A.M. on January 30, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW
1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec-
tion 15, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida. Also
known as Lot 2665 n MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this December
4,2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: /s/ S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE
FAMILY COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF
GREENVILLE C.A. NO.:
2007-DR-23-3367 (Cross Reference:
2007-0R-23-3128 NOTICE OF ADOP-
TION PROCEEDING TO'"JOHN DOE",
BIRTH FATHER:You are hereby notified
pursuant to SC Code Ann. Sec.
20-7-1734, that adoption proceedings
have been initiated under the above-
referenced case number involving a
child of whom you have been named
the biological father, which child was
born on July 31, 2007.YOU ARE FUR-
THER NOTIFIED AS FOLLOWS: 1.That
within thirty 30) days of receiving no-
tice you shall respond in writing by fil-
ing withthe Clerk of Court at 301
University Ridge, Greenville, South
Carolina, 29601, notice and reasons to
contest, intervene, or otherwise re-
spond; 2.That the Court must be in-
formed of your current address and of
any changes in address during the
adoption proceedings; and 3.That fail-
ure to file a response within thirty (30)
days of receiving notice constitutes
consent to adoption of the child and
forfeiture of all rights and obligations
that you may have with respect to the
child. Raymond W. Godwin, Esq.1527
Wade Hampton Blvd.Greenville, SC
2S.609 864-241-2883 Fax:
864-255-4342 ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFFS Greenville, South Carolina
November 26, 2007
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2007-215-CA
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ED-
LEY A. BAILEY, DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 6, 2007 and entered
in Case No. 2007-215-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial
Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, is the
Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITS, TRUSTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST, EDLEY A. BAI-
LEY, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST, EVAGELINE A. BAILEY, DE-
CEASE; LORAINE PAMELA BAILEY
A/K/A LORAINE P BAILEY, AS AN
HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF EVANGELINE
A. BAILEY, DECEASED AND EDLEY A.
BAILEY, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFEDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; PORT LA BELLE
UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENRY COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER
OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH,
LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on
the 9th day of January, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2153, OF PORT LA-
BELLE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AK/A 4024 WEST SUNFLOWER
CIRCLE, LA BELLE, FL 33935
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 10, 2007.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ S, Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
fice is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, tele-
phone number (813) 335-2299;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or
1-800-955-8770 (), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
priorto this proceeding.
252719 CN 12/13,20/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell th ve-
hicles on 01/04/2008, 10:00 am at
74. S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE,
FL 33935, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS
TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
1987 Dodge
1B7HD14T6HS300241
1998 Pontiac
1G2NE52T5WC702841
1999 Pontiac
1G2NW52EOXM911754
1995 Mercury
1MELM6536SK660928
1991 Dodge
2B4GK253XMR199199
1997 Geo
2CNBJ1362V6914269
253578 CN 12/20/07


By Keith Patton
coordinator Florida
Yards and Neighborhood
Program Cooperative
Extension Service Dept.
Seagrape (Coccoloba
uvifera) is a great tree for
most locations. This county
native can take on a variety
of shapes, depending upon
its location and pruning.
Seagrape has nice large,
almost circular, broad,
leathery, evergreen leaves
that have distinctive red
veins. The leaves frequently
turn completely red before
they fall in winter. The new
young foliage is a beautiful
bronze color which is set
off nicely against the dark
green, shiny leaves.
Seagrape is an interest-
ing, picturesque shade tree
or specimen planting for
many locations due to the
contorted, twisting trunk
and upright branching
habit. It can also be pruned
into a dense hedge, screen,
or windbreak. Because
of its size and coarse tex-
ture, seagrape as a clipped
hedge is more suited to
foundation plantings for
large buildings where it can
provide a tropical effect. It
is also used as a seaside
hedge in commercial and
home landscapes because
of its tolerance to salt, but
requires hand pruning,
since the large leaves do
not lend themselves well to
shearing. It often exhibits
extensive salt burn after a
storm, but the new growth
generally recovers nicely.
Without pruning it may
reach a height of 25 to 30


UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

feet.
The small ivory flowers
are produced on foot-long
stems and are followed by
dense clusters of 3/4-inch
diameter green grapes on
female trees only, ripening
to a luscious deep purple in
late summer. Males do not
produce fruit. The grapes
are often used to make a
delicious jelly and are also
popular with birds and
squirrels.
This tree has a few pest
problems and no diseases
are of major concern. The
most damaging insect pest
is the seagrape borer. It
bores into the stem killing
or weakening the growth
tip. Adults lay eggs in De-
cember, March through
May and July through Sep-
tember. The best control
it to prune out below the
damaged tip and dispose
of the trimmed material.
Another insect pest is the
seagrape gall midge. Its
larval maggot causes many
disfiguring bumps over
leaves. Control of the midge
may be difficult because
they are already inside the
leaves before you notice
the damage. The midge is
usually a spring and sum-
mer problem so you may
get some control by early
spring treatment with a sys-
temic insecticide. There is
a variegated cultivar avail-
able, which can add even


more color to a landscape.
The wood is generally very
strong and durable. Once
established- the tree will
perform well with little
care, except for occasional
pruning of lower branches
to create ground clearance.
More pruning information
can be obtained from the
following web based pub-


location http://hort.ifas.ufl.
edu/woody/pruning/index.
htm. Also, please visit our
Florida Yards and Neigh-
borhoods website at www.
FloridaYatds.org or- call
the Cooperative Extension
Service Department Master
Gardener Hotline at (561)
233-1750.


Leave a home for Florida cavity nesters


In south Florida we have
many cavities nesting birds
that have been having a
hard time finding enough
holes to nest in. Cavities or
holes in trees are nesting
sites for 25 bird species in
Florida. Some cavity-nest-
ers have very specific pref-
erences for their homes.
On the other hand, Caro-
lina wrens are. quite adapt-
able and even have been
known to set up house-
keeping in pockets of ac-
cessible clothing articles,
mailboxes, and old hornet
nests.
Some cavity-nesters
such as woodpeckers,
Carolina chickadees, and


brown-headed nuthatches
prefer to excavate their
own nest cavities in dead
or decaying wood. Oth-
ers select old woodpecker
holes or cavities formed by
lightning, disease, decay, or
insects.
Turkey vultures are the
largest cavity-nesters with
wing-spans of about 6 feet.
Their nest site often is at or-
near ground level in hollow
logs or broken trees. When
these are not available,
they will nest in caves or in
dense shrubbery.
The smallest hole-nester
in Florida is the brown-
headed nuthatch which
is only 3 1/2 inches long.


These birds often nest in
small cracks and crevices
-that do not have notice-
able rounded openings like
woodpecker holes.
Nest sites for cavity-nest-
ers usually are in shorter
supply than food and water.
Dead trees (snags) often
are removed from yards,
forests and parks. When-
ever-possible, snags should
be left for birds.
Due to the heat con-
straints during the nesting
season in Florida, avoid us-
ing metal or plastic for bird
nest boxes. Eggs can often
get overheated and die in
metal purple martin houses
or plastic wood duck nest


boxes. Wood offers both
good insulation and protec-
tion.
Properly built bird hous-
es can mimic natural cavi-
ties and help to increase
the number of holes birds
will like. Preferred habi-
tats, house dimensions,.
entrance specifications,;
and other special require-
ments are specific for each
species in many cases. For
more details on building
a bird houses got to the
website http://edis.ifas.ufl.
edu/UW058 or call your
Palm Beach Cooperative
Extension Service at (561)
233-1750.


Concern over state's obligation in citrus


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner
Charles Bronson said that
he is concerned about the
ramifications of a citrus
canker compensation law-
suit on the state's economy
and food supply.
On Dec. 10, a Palm
Beach County circuit judge
ruled the department is li-
able for paying homeown-
ers for citrus trees removed
as part of the citrus canker
eradication effort. The de-
partment had maintained
the trees were a public
nuisance because they
were exposed to the seri-
ous bacterial disease and
would likely become in-
fected based on scientific
research on the spread of
the disease. Trees that were
already diagnosed as infect-
ed are not included in the


lawsuit.
-Mr. Bronson said the rul-
ing may have a chilling ef-
fect on state agencies trying
to do their job of stopping
pest or disease outbreaks
that would wreak havoc
on the state's economy and
food supply.
"What state agency
won't think twice about car-
rying out its constitutionally
mandated responsibility of
protecting the food supply,
public and economy when
faced with the possibility
of multi million dollar law-
suits?" Mr. Bronson said.
Mr. Bronson defended
the program saying state
and local officials some-
times have to take serious
actions for the greater good
of all the citizens. He added
that many measures were
put in place to respond to
citizen concerns about the


eradication effort.
"We were responding
to the scientific research
that indicated trees within
1900 feet of an infected tree
would likely become in-
fected and the only way to
eradicate the disease was
to remove the infected and
exposed trees. Much test-
ing and research was done
before the 1900 foot cutting
zone was put into effect."
Citrus canker causes se-
vere blemishing of the cit-
rus fruit, leaves and stems,
causes premature fruit and
leaf drop resulting in lower
yields and without an eradi-
cation program underway,
citrus growers would have
faced severe limitations on
exporting their product to
other states and countries.
In fact, that has become the
reality. Since the program
was abandoned in 2006


when the United States
Department of Agriculture
determined that the un-
precedented 2004 and 2005
hurricanes had spread the
disease beyond the abil-
ity to eradicate, regulators
have placed restrictions on
citrus exports to many ar-
eas.
Mr. Bronson expressed
disappointment that the
lead USDA scientist of the
canker study would not
agree to testify at the trial
in Palm Beach. Because he'
was not available to testify,!
the facts of the study which,
proved the 1900 foot cutting
zone was necessary were
not introduced at the trial,
a situation Mr. Bronson be-
lieves led to the ruling.
Bronson indicated that
too much is at stake and
the department will appeal
the ruling.


High market prices result in no partial payments


GAINESVILLE -- The U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) announced recent-
ly that because market pric-
es are high, producers with
wheat, barley or oats base
acres who are enrolled in
USDA's Direct and Counter-
cyclical Payment Program
will not receive partial
2007-crop year counter-cy-
clical payments, said Kevin
L. Kelley, State Executive
Director for the USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA).
Producers enrolled in
the program may receive
counter-cyclical payments
when effective prices for


eligible commodities are
less than their respective
target prices specified in
the 2002 Farm Bill. USDA
calculates these program
payments based on histori-
cal base acreage and pay-
ment yields, not current
production. USDA used the
November World Agricul-
tural Supply and Demand
Estimates Report, which
was released on Nov. 9, to
project these rates and de-
termined that the effective
prices exceed their respec-
tive target prices.
Any partial payments
for producers with upland


cotton, rice or peanut base
acres will be announced
on or after Feb. 1, 2008.
Any partial payments for
producers with corn, grain
sorghum or soybean base
acres will be announced on
or after March 1, 2008.
By statute, the 2007
crop counter-cyclical pay-
ments can be made in only
two installments, a change
from prior crop years when
counter-cyclical payments
were made in three install-
ments. For 2007, if partial
payments are made, the
first installment will equal
40 percent of the project-


ed total payment and will
be made after the first six
months of the beginning
of the marketing year. The
final payment is made after
the end of the marketing
year.
The 2002 Farm Bill re-
quires that any overpay-
ments to producers must
be repaid. If not repaid,
USDA may deduct over-:
payments from any future,
USDA payments.
More information on
this program is available at
local Farm Service Agency
offices and online at: http://
www.fsa.usda.gov.


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Getting ready for Christmas; realizing the gift of one life


Rev. Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph.D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
Recently, the news told
about "Knut" a one-year old


white polar
bear. He was
brought to
world atten-
tion when he
was born last
year, not hav-
ing a mother
to attend and
nurture him.
There were
those around


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Samuel S.
Thomas


who wanted to "let him die"
but they did not prevail. I re-
call looking at this infant cub,
helpless at the moment and
wondering why anyone would
want to destroy a beautiful in-
fant creature. The compassion
of the German people reached


out to him and to this animal
that is in ever-decreasing num-
bers in their arctic home where
polar bears have lived and sur-
vived for centuries. I looked at
the recent newscast with pic-
tures of a now-maturing cub
playing at the zoo and seem-
ing to be the picture of life and
health. I thought about how he
is becoming what God must
have intended for him, at least
in part, because he lived. It
also caused me to think about
another story about a wish to
take innocent life; a child born
who was as helpless as any
newborn and who had others
of his own kind wanting to take
his life. Fortunately, his parents
knew what was afoot and took
off to Egypt for three years. Now
we are getting ready to cel-
ebrate His life once more and
the coming of Jesus into the


world.
There is something about all
infants that means something
to us and that strikes a chord
within us all; no matter what
species and no matter how frag-
ile they come into this world.
As I think about getting ready
for Christmas, I am reminded
of the few days left before we
celebrate a fragile birth under
difficult circumstances, with
natural and human difficulties
surrounding it; all adding to the
miracle of what happened that
first Christmas eve. It is a story
of a mother with questions in
her heart who is "greatly trou-
bled (Luke 1:29)" and a father
who wonders what he should
do (Matthew 1:19), with both
of them being assured by God
that the life entrusted to them
was indeed very, very special.
Now, we have a few days


to prepare for celebrating that
special life once more and to
remember just how difficult
and special that life has been to
us all. All of creation was wait-
ing for this coming and then
the life came. Today, we live on
the other side of the expecta-
tions of our ancestors and this
sacred moment of birth, and
we can begin to appreciate all
of the difficulties and blessings
that surrounded it. I remember
in my own home what each
birth meant; the difficulties
and the joys, the promise to be
fulfilled, the growing that took
place each day as the baby
turned over for the first time or
said the first word. As we get
ready for Christmas, we have
the answer to the question that
John asked Jesus, "Are you the
one who is to come or are we
to wait for another? (Matthew


The one baby who changed the world


11:2 3)," We have something
special to celebrate because
the faithful can affirm "Yes, this
is the one that God sent!" The
story moves me to be thankful
in a way that those who came
before Christmas could not un-
derstand or appreciate. Now
I still have some time left be-
.fore the "big day" and can get
ready even if I know how the
story came out. In reflecting,
I can be ever so much more
thankful and joyful as I can get


ready to hear the story once
more. I can think how blessed
we all are; the gift of life and
life abundant, life eternal and
all that came through that baby
in the manger under difficult.
circumstances and at a diffi-
cult time.
The realization of Paul,
"Thanks be to God who gives
us the victory (1 Corinthi-
ans 15:57)" is given to us all.
Thanks be to God for all this'
life is, and can be.


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By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
Over 2000 years ago a baby


was born who
the world. The
baby was, of
course...
If you were
thinking Jesus,
you are getting
ahead of the
story. The name
of the baby who
would change
the world was
Gaius Octavius.
He was born


would change
name of that


.--




John
Hicks


into a royal family; his great un-
cle was a fellow named Julius
Caesar. Julius adopted Octavius
and made him his heir. When Ju-
lius died, Octavius was forced to
share power with two men: Mar-
cus Antonius and Marcus Lepi-
dus. Antonius married Octavius'


sister, but deserted her in favor
of the queen of Egypt, a woman
named Cleopatra. Octavius didn't
like the way Antonius treated his
sister, so he waged war on Anto-
nius and won. He consolidated
his power and in 27 B.C., the
Roman Senate granted Octavian
the name Augustus, meaning
"the exalted." Little Octavius had
grown up to become Caesar Au-
gustus, the first Roman Emperor
and the most powerful man the
world had ever known.
Augustus decided that the
people under his reign should be
counted so he could effectively
tax them. So, about 8 BC, he
called for a census. Taking a cen-
sus took time in those days, and
it wasn't until about four years
later that word of the census
reached the Judeans. The gov-
ernor decided that the best way
to accomplish this census was to
have each person return to their
I


own town to be registered.
As the Scriptures tell us, "Jo-
seph also went from the town of
Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to
the city of David called Bethle-
hem, because he was descended
from the house and family of
David. He went to be registered
with Mary, to whom he was en-
gaged and who was expecting a
child."
At the Bethlehem Inn, no one
worried about those who had
been turned away from the inn.
There had been many. The inn-
keeper had simply apologized
and said, "We are full and there
is no. room in my inn this night."
But one young couple, the wife
heavy with child, he could not
turn away. He gave them a place
in the stable behind the inn.
So, out in the stable, with
most unaware of what was hap-
pening, a baby was about to be
born. This was God's plan. This


was God's love coming into the
world not with swords and
chariots, not with great books
and literature, not in fine build-
ings and imperial capitals, but
as a baby in a stable in the City
of David. Those who missed the
arrival of God's Son on that Holy
Night so long ago missed it not
because of evil acts or malice,
but simply because their atten-
tion was elsewhere. They just
weren't looking.
Even today, people are still
missing the coming of Christ
because their attention is else-
where. We are busy people with
busy lives and big plans. But God
has a bigger plan, and that plan is
revealed in a baby born in a man-
ger. And so Christmas comes year
after year as a reminder to us all.
And take note, God will even
use the decree of an emperor as
a tool in the carrying out of His
plan. God will even use you.


Sing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
One of our Christmas Carols,
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen",
has ,the sentence, "O tidings of
Comfort and joy". Think with me
of the "Comfort and Joy" of be-
ing a Faithful Christian.
We KNOW all the time that
we are without the condemning
guilt of sin in the sight of God (I
John 1:7).
We KNOW that whether
Jesus returns before we should
have died, or returns after our
death, we shall be caught up to
meet Him in the air, and so shall
we ever be with the Lord (I Thes-
salonians 4:17).
We KNOW that our Creator
and Savior hears us each time
we pray in Jesus' name (I John


5:14-15).
We KNOW that all things
do, and will continue, to work to-
gether for good (Romans 8:28).
We KNOW that we shall
never be tempted above that we
are able to bear, and that God
will supply an avenue of escape
every time we are tempted to sin
(I Corinthians 10:13).
We KNOW that God is
close, and so concerned for us,
that he numbers the hairs of our
heads (Matthew 10:29-31), that
Jesus knows us by name (John
10:14), and that he has supplied
us with a personal ministering
angel (Mathew 18:10; Psalm
34:7; Acts 12:15; Hebrews 1:7; I
Pete 5:6-7).
We KNOW that the very
Spirit of God Himself, the Holy
Spirit, literally dwells within us,


shedding God's love. abroad in
our hearts (Romans 5:5), leading
us (Romans 8:14), strengthening
us (Ephesians 3:16), interceding
for us in prayer (Romans 8:26),
bearing witness with our spirit
that we are the children of God
(Romans 8:16; Acts 5:32; I Corin-
thians 6:19-20; Luke 11:5-13).
We KNOW that the sacri-
fices of time, money, social posi-
tion, and popularity that we glad-
ly make in this life, are nothing
when compared with the inheri-
tance we shall receive as children
of God (Romans 8:16-18; I Peter
1:3-19; Matthew 25:14-46; Mark
10:29-30).
We KNOW that in our obe-
dience from the heart to the gos-
pel of Christ (baptism) we have
*been added to God's family, the
church, forgiven, justified, re-


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Leading lives with drama
Approximately 100 students, faculty and parents were taken on a journey to Nazareth and
Bethlehem through the Biblical Drama of The Christmas Story. Joseph: A Father's Struggle
was presented by Act 4 Him, a One-Man Drama performed in complete period costume.
Matthew Zawisza and his wife Tina, travel as part of the ministry team at "The Bridge,"
Christian Church in Schenectady, N.Y. They can be reached at www.Act4Him.com.


generated, adopted (Mark 16:16;
Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-18; Colos-
sians 2:11-13; Romans 5:9; John
3:5; Titus 3:5; Galatians 4:5-7).
We KNOW that when the
earth and all the heavenly bodies
shall be no more, having been
melted with fervent heat, we'll
be living eternally in unspeak-
able joy, where there will be no
more fatigue, pain, disease, suf-
fering or sorrow (II Peter 3:7-14;
Revelation 20:11-22:21).
Yes, we KNOW these things
assuredly, because we have a
faith that is more reliable than
anything we can know in this
world by human wisdom. The
Bible tells us so! This is the
"Comfort and Joy" of being a tru-
ly Faithful Christian. If you are not
one, won't you become one and
share with us in these blessings?


Church News

in Brief

Church open
thrift shop
The First United Methodist
Thrift Shop, located at the cor-
ner of Sixth Street and Avenue
L in the "little white building"
next to the Fellowship Hall, is
now open on Saturday morn-
ings to serve the local commu-
nity. 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 efforts. The
shop is sponsored by the United
Methodist Women's Group of
Moore Haven and the members
of the First United Methodist
Church of Moore Haven.


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Thursday, December 20, 2007 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


School Happenings


Moore Haven
Elementary School
November Citizens
of the Month
The follow-
ing students
have earned rec-
ognition as No-
vember Citizens
of the Month
at Moore Ha-
ven Elementary m"."::':."": ",'
School. This is a
very special honor, since it means
that they have done a commend-
able job of showing KINDNESS.
KINDNESS is consideration, sym-


pathy, compassion, gentleness,
goodness, and generosity.
Kindergarten: Susan Longwell,
Joe Perry, Lorenzo Sampson
First Grade: Karina Cisneros,
Lacy Green, Lonnie Sampson,
Ethan Wooddell
Second Grade: Nellie Blanco,
Gabriella Brown, Gesselle Velas-
quez
Third Grade: Shane Cowen,
Jesse Espinosa, Olivia Everett
Fourth Grade: Ani Drayton,
Kelly Rico, Quaniya Sweeting
Fifth Grade: Erica Brickel,
Hannah Smith
Sixth Grade: Jordan Drayton,
Christopher Walker


School News in Brief


Enforcement of
pedestrian state law
The GCSO school resource
officers would like to inform the
public, especially within the city
limits of Moore Haven, that there
is a Florida Statute that requires
pedestrians to use designated
crosswalks that are installed for
safety reasons. Sergeant Donald
Watts reminded students that
they should cross only at the des-
ignated crosswalk at Sixth Street
and U.S. 27 in Moore Haven.
Crossing the highway in front
of Joey's Pizza is deemed un-
safe, according to officials. Stu-
dents should use the crosswalk
on Sixth Street while walking to
school, during school, and while
walking home from school. Ser-
geant Watts cautioned parents
that if a student fails to comply
with Florida Statute 316.130.11,
the officers are prepared to issue


a citation to the student which
carries a fine of $56.50.

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.

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


Submitted by Gail Jones

Thanks for the kiddie slide
The amusement slide was a hit with kids at this year's
Christmas on the Caloosahatchee festival. Event planners
thank Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, tax officer Gail Jones and
county clerk Joe Flint for their help procuring the slide.


INI/Nena Bolan

Eighth grade funnel cakes
The Eighth-grade at Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School in Glades County was selling funnel cakes as a
fund raiser. From left to right are Dustin Chapman, Hilda
Davila and Jared Brickle. For more photos see photos.
newszap.com


INI/Nena Bolan

Bright Nativity
See the well-lighted Nativity display at the United Method-
ist Church in Moore Haven. Area homes, businesses and
churches participate in decorating each year that makes
the town sparkle with beautiful lighted displays.


INI/Nena Bolan

Ninth grade fund raiser
The MHHS ninth grade will be the class of 2011. Alvin
Ward and Carla Shearer volunteered their time to sell
French fries for a $2 bargain at Christmas on the Caloo-
sahatchee.


INI/Nena Bolan

Festival in Glades County
Christmas on the Caloosahatchee took place on a beauti-
ful evening Dec. 13 in the historic section of Moore Haven.
The annual event features local school and city involve-
ment. Employees and volunteers began, working on Dec.
7 in order to complete set up by the 13th, according to
Mike Jones, public works. For more photos go to photos.


GRADUATION RATES by District -- 1998-99 thru 2006-07


District Name
Glades
Hendry
Palm Beach


1998-99
66.7%
66.7%
58.2%


1999-00
51.0%
59.8%
63.6%


2000-01
54.8%
50.5%
64.9%


2001-02
54.7%
52.1%
66.6%


DROPOUT RATES by District -- 1998-99 thru 2006-07
District Name 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02
Glades 9.3% 10.9% 6.3% 7.2%
Hendry 7.4% 7.1% 5.7% 4.9%
Palm Beach 3.8% 3.2% 2.5% 2.6%
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High School graduation rates on the rise


Decreased dropout
rate during past year
includes improved
minority retention

TALLAHASSEE Gover-
nor Charlie Crist and Education
Commissioner Jeanine Blom-
berg today announced that
Florida's graduation rate rose to
72.4 percent in 2006-07, an in-
crease of 1.4 percent compared
to last year's rate (71.0 percent)
and an overall increase of 12.2
percent since 1998-99 (60.2 per-
cent). Meanwhile, Florida's an-
nual high school dropout rate
declined from last year, drop-
ping 0.2 percentage points to 3.3
percent, a decrease of 2.1 points
since 1998-99.
"Florida has made exception-
al progress in helping students
realize the value and necessity
of a high school education," said
Governor Crist. "This achieve-
ment would not be possible
without the tireless efforts of
Florida's teachers and school ad-
ministrators who selflessly devote
themselves to ensuring a brighter
future for their students."
This year's graduation rate
is the highest it has been since
Florida employed new, more ac-
curate data collection methods
during the 1998-99 school year.
Graduation rates for African-
American and Hispanic students
showed the largest growth this
year, increasing by one, eight and
2.3 percent, respectively.
The Florida Department of
Education bases its graduation
rate on data that follows every
single student from ninth grade
to graduation yielding a more
precise calculation. Florida cur-
rently stands alone nationally in


its practice of compiling and fol-
lowing individual student records
to determine a true, four-year
graduation rate. In a 2005 report
released by the National Gover-
nors Association, Florida is cited
as a national leader and model
for calculating graduation rates.
"This year's graduation rate
is a clear indication that Florida
is on the right track in its educa-
tion efforts," said Commissioner
Blomberg. "This rate will only
increase as we add more rigor
and relevance to our high school


curriculum and keep our stu-
dents focused on a lifetime of
success."
The latest annual decline in
the state's dropout rate occurred
primarily due to continuing
improvements by minority stu-
dents. From 2005-06 to 2006-07,
the dropout rate decreased for
Hispanic, American Indian and
multiracial students, with Ameri-
can Indian students showing the
greatest decrease (improvement)
in the dropout rate.
National studies of dropout


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rates, including the one recently
conducted by Johns Hopkins
University, use a generalized
methodology when calculating
their findings. This approach
only examines the differences
between enrollment numbers
rather than account for the ac-
tual enrollment status of each
student. Florida's calculations for
the dropout rate factor in the sta-
tus of each student. For instance,
a student who transfers schools
is not considered a dropout.


ESE hot dog sale
The ESE teachers at Moore Haven Elementary school are
holding fund raisers for the end of the year field trip. They
sold hot dogs at Christmas on the Caloosahatchee at Per-
ry Park in Moore Haven. Teachers from left to right are Di-
anna Tillery, Felinda Langdale and Pat Ringstaff. For more
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2002-03
59.4%
63.9%
66.0%


2002-03
7.3%
4.1%
2.6%


2003-04
54.8%
69.6%
65.9%


2003-04
4.4%
3.4%
2.6%


2004-05
67.1%
69.3%
69.0%


2004-05
8.2%
3.6%
2.8%


2005-06
63.4%
72.1%
69.3%


2005-06
6.9%
4.2%
3.0%


2006-07
62.3%
68.3%
71.4%


2006-07
13.0%
3.0%
4.4%


Thursday, December 20, 2007


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee










Health Department cautios against CO poisoning

Health Department cautions against CO poisoning


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
urges Floridians to take precau-
tions to prevent carbon monox-
ide (CO) poisoning during the
cold winter months. As tem-
peratures drop, the potential
for CO poisonings and deaths
rise. "Carbon monoxide can
be fatal if people are exposed
to high levels of CO, even for
short periods of time," Dr. Lisa
Conti, Director of the Division
of Environmental Health, said.
"Floridians who use indoor gas
heaters and fireplaces need to
ensure direct exhaust venting
to the outside, regularly check
and maintain fuel burning ap-
pliances, and carefully monitor
themselves and loved ones for


signs of CO poisoning." Invis-
ible, odorless and tasteless, CO
is a highly poisonous gas pro-
duced by burning fuels such as
gasoline, natural gas, kerosene,
charcoal and wood. Inside a
home, CO can come from a
gas-fueled furnace, gas water
heater, gas clothes dryer, gas
ranges, kerosene space heat-
ers, portable generators, gas
or charcoal grills, fireplaces or
wood stoves. The risk of illness
or death increases with the level
of CO in the air and the amount
of time exposed. Dangerous CO
levels can result when home ap-
pliances are not properly main-
tained or when used incorrectly.
Anyone who suspects symp-
toms of CO poisoning should go


outside immediately. If a person
has collapsed or is not breath-
ing, call 911 for emergency
medical assistance immediately
from a safer location (outside or
from a neighbor's home). Signs
of carbon monoxide poisoning
include: fatigue, chest pain, im-
paired vision and coordination,
headaches, dizziness, confu-
sion, nausea.
How to prevent carbon mon-
oxide poisoning: install and use
fuel-burning appliances accord-
ing to manufacturer instruc-
tions. Have fuel-burning appli-
ances inspected and serviced
annually by a licensed contrac-
tor. Inspect exhaust ventilation
systems, including chimneys,
flues and vents, every year. Nev-


er burn charcoal inside a house,
garage, vehicle or tent, even
in a fireplace. Avoid using un-
vented gas or kerosene heaters
in enclosed spaces, especially
sleeping areas. NEVER leave an
automobile running in a garage,
even with the garage door open.
Do not leave the rear window or
tailgate of a vehicle open while
driving. CO from the exhaust
can be pulled inside the car, van
or camper. Install CO alarms
inside the house. Purchase
battery operated CO alarms or
plug-in CO alarms with battery
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Give the New Year a heart healthy start


(ARA) Every year around
this time, people start to give se-
rious thought to the resolutions
they will make to improve their
lives in the New Year. Among the
more popular, ones are: to save
more money, to eat healthier and
to exercise more.
For the over 5 million Ameri-
cans diagnosed with heart failure,
a progressive condition in which
the heart's muscle becomes
weakened after it is injured from
something like a heart attack or
high blood pressure, the latter
two couldn't be more important.
If you are already 70 or older,
you have a 10 percent or greater
chance of developing heart fail-
ure and.a lifetime risk for eventu-
ally having heart failure that may
be as high as 1 in 5 individuals so
this information is important for
everyone to know.
One of the most important
moves you can make in the com-
ing year is to develop a treatment
plan that is right for you, accord-
ing to Clyde Yancy, MD, chair of
the education committee for the
Heart Failure Society of America, a
non-profit organization of health
care professionals and research-
ers who are dedicated to enhanc-
ing quality and duration of life for
patients with heart failure and
preventing the condition in those
at risk. "In the past, people with
heart failure were advised to rest
and give up many of their usual
activities, but recent research
li 'a~shown thal activity can help
them feel better, may decrease
symptoms and may improve the


heart's function," Dr. Yancy says.
Whether you've been diag-
nosed with heart failure, or are
just trying to prevent yourself
from falling victim to this major
cardiovascular disorder that is on
the rise, here are some tips on
how to take charge of your con-
dition:

Become more active
Start by picking a simple aero-
bic activity that you like, such
as gardening, walking, fishing,
swimming or biking, and do it
regularly. The goal for most peo-
ple with heart disease or at-risk
for heart disease is to accumu-
late at least 30 minutes of mild
to moderate activity per day on
most days of the week. Note that
you do not have to be active for
30 minutes in a row to benefit.
For example, you can be active
for three 10-minute blocks.
Whatever activity you choose,
do it slowly and gradually. Spend
a few minutes warming up and
cooling down before and after
each activity session to avoid in-
juring yourself and stressing your
heart. Warming up by walking or
stretching helps your body and
your heart adjust to the increased
demands of activity, and stretch-
es tendons and muscles to avoid
cramping. Cooling down allows
your heart rate, blood pressure
and other body functions to re-
turn to their usual resting levels
and brings down your adrenaline
level gradually.
Although regular activity is
good for you, you should not ex-


ercise or increase your activities
when you feel exhausted, have a
fever or infection, have chest pain
or are experiencing more short-
ness of breath symptoms at rest
than usual. Be certain that you
select activities that are not too
strenuous or risky. Remember,
moderation is the key. Above all,
do not start a new exercise pro-
gram or engage in a new activity
without reviewing this with your
physician.

Change your diet
In addition to staying active,
it's also important for patients
with heart failure to change their
diets. The most critical change
they'll be advised to make it to
cut back on sodium (salt) intake
and here's why. Heart failure
causes the body to hold on to ex-
tra sodium, which in turn causes
extra fluid to build up in your
body. The extra fluid makes your
heart work harder.
Cutting back on sodium is ad-
mittedly a challenge because salt
is everywhere, in canned soups,
canned vegetables, fast food,
restaurant meals and processed
foods like frozen dinners, boxed
noodle and rice dishes. So, even
if you do not add salt while cook-
ing or use a salt shaker at the
table, you may be eating too
much.
What can you do to cut back
on the sodium (salt)? Here are
four tips from the Heart Failure
Society of America:
1. Instead of salt, flavor your
food with black, cayenne and


lemon pepper; fresh herbs like
garlic, onion powder, dill, parsley
and rosemary; lemon juice; and
flavored extracts like vanilla, al-
mond, etc.
2. Adapt preferred 'foods to
low-sodium versions. Instead of
buying lunch meats, which typi-
cally contain high amounts of so-
dium, you can cook fresh chicken,
turkey, roast beef or pork without
adding salt and then cut it up for
sandwiches the next day.
3. If you like soup, instead of
buying the canned version which
is high in sodium and preserva-
tives, you can cut up fresh vege-
tables, put them in a slow cooker
and use herbs and spices for sea-
soning.
4. Pick foods naturally low in
sodium, like fresh fruits and veg-
etables, fresh meat, poultry and
fish.
It can be difficult to change
your eating habits. It may take
weeks before you enjoy the taste
of low-sodium foods, but your
taste buds will adjust. Eventually
you may not even miss the salt.
Your heart will thank you for the
lifestyle change.
To learn more about heart
failure and how to manage your
condition, log on to the Heart Fail-
ure Society of America's Web site:
www.abouthf.org.


CSA 6.19.01 standard. Replace
CO alarm batteries once a year
and-test alarms frequently. Re-
place CO alarms once every five
years in accordance with recent
recommendations by the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission.
NEVER use a portable genera-
tor indoors, including in homes,
garages, basements, crawl spac-
es, sheds and other enclosed
or partially enclosed areas. AL-
WAYS place portable generators


outdoors on a dry surface, away
from doors, windows, vents and
air conditioning equipment that
could allow CO to enter.
DOH promotes, protects and'
improves the health of all peo-,
pie in Florida. For more informa-,
tion about suspected poisoning'
emergencies, call the Florida
Poison Information Center at'
1(800)-222-1222. To learn more.'
about indoor air quality, please,
visit www.myfloridaEH.com or
call 1 (800) 543-8279.


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candles may set the perfect
mood this holiday season, but or-
naments, tinsel and other holiday
items can be a recipe for disaster
for our furry family members.
Specialty veterinarians at NYC
Veterinary Specialists and Cancer
Treatment Center in Manhattan
and Florida Veterinary Special-
ists in Tampa say families ev-
erywhere. can avoid emergency
room visits by keeping a simple
thought in mind: keep animals
separated from dangerous items
in your homes.
Common holiday hazards pet
parents should watch out for in-
clude:
Pets and table scraps
Around the holiday season,
there is always a lot of buzz about
the dangers of chocolate (defi-
nitely a no-no!) and raisins (can
cause kidney failure in dogs). But
the biggest problems we see over
the holidays are emergencies re-
lated to table scraps," explains Dr.
David Bessler, Emergency Medi-
cine Clinician at NYC Veterinary
Specialists. "Whenever we gath-
er for large family meals, we love
to include our pets as part of the
family. Great idea, but do it right!"
urges Dr. Bessler. "Dogs should
not be fed fatty 'people-food', not
because it will make them fat,
but because it can cause vomit-
ing, diarrhea, and Pancreatitis, an
often fatal disease which claims
the lives of thousands of dogs
every year. Keep "people-food"
away from dogs like you would
keep candles away from a baby."
Bones
"There is no safe bone. Chick-
en bones, cooked or uncooked,
beef bones and fish bones have
all killed dogs. Bones get stuck
in the esophagus, stomach, and
intestines and can poke through
the walls of those organs, mean-
ing almost certain death," warns
Dr. Bessler. "To those people
who say, '"but dogs eat bones in
the wild!"' I say, '"Bones kill dogs
in the wild too."' A bone that fits
down the throat of a wolf does
not fit down the throat of a Yor-
kie."
Cords and Tree Lights
Prevalent in young animals
such as puppies or kittens that
- are more apt to explore objects
by mouthing or chewing objects
such as electrical cords and tree
lights.
Real Christmas Trees
"A lot of pet owners are choos-


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to consider mandatory garbage
pickup for the entire county. The
Moore Haven city council has al-
ready made it known that it pre-
fers mandatory collection.
Property, appraiser Larry
Luckey has been appointed rep-
resentative to.the new passive
recreation park's .advisory and
planning committee to represent


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to taxes) because government
agencies are exempt from paying
property taxes. Glades County
is recognized as a Rural Area of
Economic Concern, so the board
passed a resolution in hopes of
gaining a voice in future property
acquisitions.
The resolution asked state and
federal entities to complete alter-
native studies before a decision


ing to go with artificial trees,"
says Dr. Sonja Olson, Head of
Emergency at Florida Veterinary
Specialists. "It's not that real
Christmas trees are toxic to pets,
but tree needles can be irritating
and extremely harmful to pets'
digestive tracts when swallowed.
Pets also like to drink tree water,
which may sort of taste like tea,
but it can also be harmful to their
digestive tracts, so people have to
be sure to cover up the tree water
and keep pets from drinking it."
Ornament ingestion
According to Dr. Bessler "The
glass tree ornaments look like
regular toys to dogs, so they'll
bite into them and get a mouth
full of glass."
Chocolate
It's always best to keep a pet
away from chocolate. While it
takes a large amount of milk
chocolate to make an animal
sick, "dark chocolate is 10 times
more poisonous," according to
Dr. Bessler. "The worst is baking
chocolate."
Potpourri
According to Dr. Olson, "Pot-
pourri and especially the oil-based
potpourri people often burn over
a flame can be very harmful to
pets. Cats will lick it off of their
paws and ingest it. This type of oil
is a very significant irritant when
ingested. It's important to make
sure our four-legged children stay
far away from any kind of pot-
pourri."
Plant Ingestion
While many holiday plants
are not fatally poisonous to ani-
mals, poinsettias and holly can
cause mouth irritation, drooling,
vomiting and diarrhea. In cats, in-
gestion of lilies can cause kidney
failure.
Bread Dough/Yeast
Dogs may sneak some bread.
dough meant for holiday treats.
In the process of rising, the dough
expands in the stomach and the
yeast produces ethanol. This can
lead. to severe problems includ-
ing alcohol poisoning, stomach
distension and potential torsion.
Tinsel
"Cats will play with tinsel and
eat it," adds Dr. Bessler. The prob-
lem is it can become impacted in
their intestines. "Sometimes the
strings can cause their intestines
to get bunched up into a knot.
And, if the problem continues, it
can actually saw through the in-
testines."


Glades County in discussions
with Hendry County regarding a
planned park. The park will ben-
efit both counties. The property,
owned by SFWMD, is located in
Glades County and is leased to
the city of LaBelle, which is in
Hendry County. Final park plans
are subject to the agreement of
Glades Planning Committee, ac-
cording to officials.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


is made to determine whether
other areas could be used as ef-
fectively, and to look at property
they already own before acquir-
ing the property of others.
Furthermore, the board asked
these agencies to refrain from fu-
ture purchases from the county
tax rolls until a thorough dialogue
with BCC has taken place; and
that compensation for tax values
are replaced.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


Dental health month


The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) joins the Ameri-
can Dental Association (ADA),
the Florida Dental Association
(FDA) and Colgate in celebrating
Feb. 2008, as National Children's
Dental Health Month, a yearly
observation which provides oral
health education to children of
every economic status.
This year in support of Na-
tional Children's Dental Health
Month, the Florida Department
of Health's Read for Health Ini-
tiative is pleased to announce
the fourth, "Health Literacy in the
Classroom," volunteer reading
project. The Florida Department
of Health believes that the abil-


ity to read, write and understand
letters and numbers is a basic
component to maintaining good
health and eliminating health dis-
parities.
In honor of National Chil-
dren's Dental Health Month, and
to encourage proper oral health
maintenance as part of daily
health promotion and preven-
tion, volunteers will be asked to
visit pre-school, kindergarten and
first grade classrooms around the
state and read, "Dora the Explor-
er's, Show me your Smile! A Visit
to the Dentist book." Books are
available in limited numbers on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Please complete the attached


form at the bottorr
nouncement and re
21. Once the form
the Read for Health
mail a book to you
oral health promo
provided by the Am
tal Association and
hand out to the stu(
donate the Departme
sponsored book to
classroom afterward
Help educate our
ers about the sig
reading to improve
participating in this
volunteer opportuni
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of the news media,


recognized
Sof this an- qualifies for the Mentoring Ini-
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is received, refer to the Mentor website for
Initiative will additional information, http://
Along with dohiws.doh.state.fl.us/Divisions/
tional items ExecutiveStaff/Mentoring/rules_
nerican Den- guidelines.htm
SColgate to Thank you again for your
lents. Please
ent of Health support of the Read for Health
nte school Initiative's "Health Literacy in the
Is. Classroom" volunteer reading
Future lead- project.If you have any questions,
nificance of please email the Read for Health
e health by Coordinator at carol_scoggins@
s wonderful doh.state.fl.us. We look forward
ty. If you are to your participation in this won-
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this activity and volunteer opportunity.


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Christmas
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Every year it was the same.
The Christmas toy project was
started the week after Thanksgiv-
ing after supper, on the kitchen
floor. Mama did most of the draw-
ings on the wood to show where
to make the cuts.
She had a big basket in which
she'd put the pieces to be taken to
the garage shop so they could be
sawed. The shop was far too cold
to work in in the wintertime and
Sthe back porch wasn't any better
so the kitchen became the Christ-
mas workshop.
Mama did almost all the band
sawing. She was fast and accu-
rate. After the pieces were cut,
back in the basket they'd go to be
carried back to the kitchen to be
glued or nailed.
She'd always number the piec-
es or tie them together so there'd
be no excuse for gluing or nailing
the wrong pieces together. And at
times my father brought a small
jigsaw into the kitchen which he
used on a heavy wooden box.
Anything that was to be paint-
ed was put in the pantry so Mama
could do the painting during the
daytime. Saving enough money to
buy different colors of paint was a
problem and so frequently Mama
had to use colors that as she said,
"don't suit a bit."
Once my father, in trying to
console her because she didn't
have the colors she wanted, said,
"Maybe these little children won't
know. the difference, since they
don't have anything to compare
them to."


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for the Elderly. (CCE) in Brighton
could come in handy.
She began a drive to collect
winter clothing, and toys from
the, Glades County area and
reservation communities; Betty


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Mama would make wooden toys for the children during
Christmas.


Mama didn't even look up
from what she was painting
as she said, "Well, I know the
difference and by this time next
year I'm gonna have a can of
paint in ever'.color."
Later my father said that soon
after Christmas that year, he'd
gone to the paint shelf in; the pan-
Stry to find some touch-up paint
for something he was repairing.
It was then that he found a small
jar with coins, nickels, dimes, a
few quarters and one fifty-cents
piece.
When he asked Mama if she
'knew anything about the jar with
the coins, she said, "By the time
Christmas comes again there's
gonna be enoughh to buy some
diff-rent color paints for the
.toys."
We'd always save the wrap-


Luckey began the drive in High-
lands County.
Donations came from Se-
bring, Lake Placid, Okeechobee,
Avon Park, Moore Haven, Lake-'
port, Brighton Reservation
Reservation, Big Cypress Res-
ervation, and Hollywood Reser-
vation. All manner of winter gar-
ments and heavy jackets were
collected and youngsters from


ping of the toys for the night be-
fore Christmas Eve. Even though
we saved odds and ends of wrap-
ping paper all year, often we didn't
have enough, so we'd puta toy in
a paper bag and Mama \lould cut
out and glue a prey picture, on
the bag. And, of course, each toy
was marked with either a "G" or
"B" for girl or boy.
And somehow Mama found
time and energy to bake a few
cakes and a lot of sweet potato
puddings for those same people
"just in case somebody might be
hungry." There were always more
puddings than cakes because
sweet potatoes usually grew in
abundance on my grandfather's
farm.
And in some years, when
there were more sweet potatoes
than the family could use, Mama


Brighton pre-school and Pemay-
etv Emahakv school gathered
toys, shoes and food.
A small- caravan of three
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partment officers, CCE staff vol-
unteers, and Alice Sweat will


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would brush and clean some of
the biggest, smoothest ones and
in the bag they'd go. On one oc-
casion when 1 told Mama I want-
ed to help. clean them I took a
couple of the nice big ones, went
to the sink and started to wash
them. Mama jumped up from the
table where she was working on
a basketful of the newly dug pota-
toes, grabbed the ones I'd started
to wash saying, "Don't never
wash any kind o' potato! They'll
spoil in no time. To clean 'em you
just have to brush or rub .'en off
with a rag. You don't never wash.
potatoes 'til you get ready to use
'em."
Jars of jams and jellies would
also find their way into the cake
and pudding bag to be left at a
door with the t6ys.
Then, right after supper on
Christmas Eve, all the toys along
with the cake and pudding bags
were loaded in the car and some-
how all of us got in that od car,
and off we went to deliver the
toys. Mama wouldn't let us kids
get out of the car. All we could do
was hand the toys to her or my
father through the windows and
they'd quietly go to the doors,
one by one, leaving several toys
and a bag of food.
They never wanted any one to
know who was leaving the Christ-
mas surprises. I often wondered
how they seemed to know how
many toys to leave at each door.
And so one time after all the
toys and bags of food had been
delivered, I asked Mama about
that. She looked down at me and
said, "I wonder how you think o'
'askin' so many questions that I
can't answer."


take turns driving the supplies
and warm Florida cheer all the
way up to South Dakota. They
must travel about 2,000 miles by
Dec. 23.
"We are a caring tribe," said
Ms. Sweat.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


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