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Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Publication Date: December 27, 2007
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, December 27,2007 Volume 83, Number 27


Glades
At a Glance

Gator Hammock Wild
Pig -n- Pepper Jam
Bring the family to the an-
nual Gator Hammock Wild Pig
-n- Pepper Jam on New Year's
Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2008
in Felda. This is a Kansas City
Barbeque Society State Cham-
pionship cook-off with $8,000
in prizes, vendors, live mu-
sic and a complimentary pig
roast. There will also be New
Year's Eve ancillaries for any
locals that would like to par-
ticipate on Monday, Dec. 31.
'Gates open to the public at 11
a.m., on New Year's Day and
please bring a donation for
the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Please call Jenna at (863) 675-
0687 for more information and
entry forms.

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 Presi-
dential Preference Primary
Election, which will be held
on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, you
must be registered to vote by
this deadline.
SIf you aren't registered
With a major party affiliation,
4,hen you go to vote, you wil
be issued a ballot with only
ithe Proposed Constitutional
Amendment; the property tax
,xemptions: 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 class-
es 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.



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Opinion. ............. 6
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Christmas decoration contest a success


Moore Haven
awards residents
and businesses
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN -- The
Moore Haven City Council met
Dec. 18 and awarded first, sec-
ond and third place awards to
the winners of the city wide
Christmas contest.
There was a lot of com-
petition this year for the two
categories of businesses and
residences. Just drive around


the neighborhoods on an early
evening and see for yourself
how beautiful the town is.
The contest judging took
place on Dec. 17 and the
awards were presented at the
Dec. 18 city council meeting.
The resident category had
three place winners, and the
business category also had
three place winners. First
place received $150, second
place got $100, and third place
received $75.
The business first place
winner was Ahern's BP; sec-
See Contest Page 18


INI/Nena Bolan
Winners of Moore Haven's resident decoration contest are first place winner Frances Bry-
ant in center with Bill Heflin; Thelma Brinkley is the second place winner on the right, and
Patricia Brown was the third place winner with Marvin Brown accepting her award on the
left.


Merry Christmas: Santa makes a visit


INI/Nena Bolan
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus found time to schedule a visit to the Glades County Child Development Center. The stu-
dents were wide-eyed and pleased.

Holiday fun for child development center


No enrollment fee
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By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
WASHINGTON PARK --
Sometimes good things hap-
pen right after you wake up
from a nap at the Glades Coun-
ty Child Development Center.
You might read a good story,
or find the pieces to a colorful
puzzle.
Instead on Dec. 20, Santa
and Mrs. Claus arrived with


a large sack full of toys. Each
child at the little school had a
chance to meet Mr. and Mrs.
Claus, and each received a
Christmas gift.
A day earlier the children
went on a trip to the Hope
Connections for seniors where
they sang Christmas tunes with
a great deal of exuberance.
Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Inc. sponsors the
Glades County Child Develop-
ment Center located at 1240
Hendrix Street NW which is
See Center Page 18


INI/Nena Bolan
Young students from Glades County Child Develop-
ment Center have their attention captured by carousel
horses under the Christmas tree at Hope Connections.


After the


Sheetflow

By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to the
Glades County Democrat
Ducks and daisies and
acres of asters ... Just when
it seemed there could be no
more pasture ponds this year
-- after all, traditionally, this is
supposed to be the dry sea-
son -- the sheet flow of the
more than four inches of rain
from four days ago has finally
made it from the miles north-
northeast of here where it fell
to these sprawling flatlands
more or less north of the Big'
River.
Heading south past the
barn, peering through the
leafless cypress, the pasture
was as blue as the cobalt sky-
dome above it. Not a cloud in
sight, not even the usual streak
of clouds near the horizon.-
So much waters. many
meandering ponds with al-
most no beginnings and no
endings and the only green in
sight being the silvery-irides-
cent of the smut islands, their
long, slender blades arching
in every direction, some so
long they touch the surround-
ing water.
Ten thousand little sea-
green islands! Well, maybe
not quite that many but a pas-
sel too many to count!
The sounds of my knee
boots sloshing through the
blue water was more than the
ducks could tolerate. Three
huge flocks rose in perfect
formation, quacking in a dis-
cordant chorus letting the
world know they were not
happy with the intrusion of
their territory.
From the looks of the ex-
panse of water and seeing the
ducks mostly along the edges
of the ponds, it didn't seem
wise to try wading the short-
See Sheetflow Page 18


Community profile:


Pastor Esteban Soy


By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN -- On Dec.
18 the food pantry program at
St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Moore Haven distributed 161
sets of boxed groceries. Fami-
lies and seniors in the area of
Glades County are thankful for
this helpful addition to their
well being during the holidays.
Father Esteban Soy is the pastor
at St. Joseph and he answered
a few questions before he plans
Christmas services.
Q: Where were you born


and raised?
A: Just north of Barcelona,
Spain close to France. I go to
visit but now I feel like a strang-
er because I have been away
over 40 years.
Q: When did you first realize
you were going to work for the
Church?
A: I had two uncles who
were priests. It was an early age
when I went to follow them.
One was my mother's brother
and one was my father's broth-
er. They were killed in the Span-
See Profile Page 18


INI/Nena Bolan
Father Esteban Soy is the pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He believes in spiritual
help as well as helping the person as a whole. This is why the food pantry program was
begun. Father Soy enjoys the orange trees that have been nurtured at the church.


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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to benefit from $21.5 million project


WEST PALM BEACH -- An in-
novative project to divert and treat
urban stormwater runoff before
it enters the Arthur R. Marshall
Loxahatchee National Wildlife
Refuge is moving into its second
phase thanks to an ongoing part-
nership between the South Flor-
ida Water Management District
(SFWMD) and the Village of Wel-
lington. The SFWMD Governing
Board recently approved a $21.5
million contract with the Village
for the second phase of the Acme
Basin B Project.
The project provides environ-
mental restoration benefits by
constructing a 368-acre storm-
water impoundment area and
pumping station. Together, they
will create a means to store phos-
Sphorus-laden. stormwater- runoff
that can be moved into canals


and treatment areas rather than
left to flow into the wildlife ref-
uge. Land needed for the project
was also transferred from SFW-
MD to the Village. Phase 2 of the
Acme Basin B Project follows the
successful completion of the S7
Pump Station, which will work
in concert with the planned im-
poundment area.
"The District is making ev-
ery effort to improve the quality
of water flowing into the Ever-
glades and Loxahatchee National
Wildlife Refuge," said SFWMD
Governing Board Chairman Eric
Buermann. "This cooperative ef-
fort with the Village of Welling-
ton demonstrates our continued
commitment to environmental
restoration."
Once,.constructed, the. im-
poundment will serve as a


holding and settling area for
stormwater runoff, providing im-
mediate water quality improve-
ments. From there, water can be
moved through canals for coastal
discharge or to another treatment
wetland, Stormwater Treatment
Area 1 East. It is anticipated that
most of the water from the im-
poundment area will receive this
additional treatment.
Stormwater treatment areas
(STAs), a key component of Ev-
erglades restoration, are con-
structed wetlands that use plants
to clean phosphorus from water.
Since 1994, the State has con-
verted a total of 52,000- acres of
former farmland south of Lake
Okeechobee into STAs. Since that
time, the six "green" treatment fa-
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'$1 million event to
feature anglers from
'34 states, Japan

CLEWISTON The $10 mil-
lion Wal-Mart FLW Series will visit
,Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston
Jan. 23-26 for its first BP Eastern
:Division tournament of the sea-
,son. Hosted by Roland & Mary
"Ann Martin's Marina & Resort, the
tournament will feature as many
as 400 top bass anglers from 34
,states, Japan and Canada casting
-fr top awards of $125,000 in the
'Pro Division and $25,000 in the
iCo-angler Division.
4 "The water has been extreme-
;ly low and FLW Outdoors has
,worked with the Florida Fish and
"Wildlife Conservation Commis-
Psion to come up with alternate
!plans 'for the event," said FLW
(Outdoors' Director of Tourna-
Iment Operations Bill Taylor. "As a
result, anglers will be able to lock'
outside of Lake Okeechobee and
fish tip to the S-78 Franklin lock
ton the Caloosahatchee River as
;well as the S-80 lock on the St. Lu-
Pcie Canal. Anglers also may fish
'pools D and E and up to the S-65
iC lock on the Kissimmee River."
With the water as low as it is,
|the move will open up a lot more
water for anglers to fish.
"There's still a lot of fish to be
,caught in the lake, but they tend
rto roam around more when they
,Ilon't have those massive grass
beds," said BP pro J.T. Kenney
pf Port Charlotte, who posted
Ion 11th-place finish at the Lake
Dkeechobee event in 2007. "The
:Water's so low that the fish can
!be found clustered around small
;depressions and other similar
spots."
Kenney said the combina-
ition of low water and cold fronts
could produce catches similar to
'the 2007 event.
S"You'll have guys bring in a
Huge catch one day and then two
smaller bags the next couple of
,days," Kenney said. "The fish get
'unpredictable. They'll be there
one day and they're gone the
next. But if a guy catches a big
bag one day and then eight or 10
pounds the other ro days, he's
going to be right \% here he needs
to be o1 end up near the top."
Kenney said the areas opened
up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Con-nrisslon have
great populations of ':,.s \.'hi '
he realizes the numbers of fish in
the rivers and canals may not be
as great as the numbers found in
,the lake, he said the fish should
:be more predictable.
SLipless crankbaits over grass
'beds on the lake and Carolina
,rigs and deeper crankbaits in the


ICourtesy photo/Rob Newell
FLW anglers make their way onto Lake Okeechobee in this photo from the Jan. 4, 2007
event.


deeper waters of the rivers and
canals will likely be the order of
the day for tournament fisher-
men according to Kenney. He
predicts tha weights should be
solid for the tournament and an-
glers could need weights nearing
40 pounds to make the cut and
as much as 65 pounds to win.
Anglers will take off from
Roland & Mary Ann Martin's
Marina & Resort located at 920
E. Del Monte Ave. in Clewiston
at 7 each morning. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday's weigh-ins
will also be held at the marina
beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday's
final weigh-in will be held at the
Wal-Mart store located at 1005
W. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston
beginning at 4 p.m. Children will
be treated to a Family Fun Zone
prior to Saturday's weigh-in from
noon to 4 p.m. at Wal-Mart. Ac-
tivities in the Family Fun Zone
include the Kellogg's trout pond,
a Ranger boat simulator and as-
sorted fishing-themed games. All
activities are free and open to the
public.
SThe entire field competes for
the first three days of FLW Series
events. Co-angler winners are de-
termined on day three based on
the heaviest accumulated three-
day weight. The top 10 profes-
sionals continue competition on
day four, and the winner is deter-
mined by the heaviest accumu-


lated weight from all four days.
In FLW Series competition,
pros and co-anglers are ran-
domly paired each day, with pros
supplying the boat, controlling
boat movement"and competing
against other pros. Co-anglers
fish from the back deck against
other co-anglers. The total purse
for the Lake Okeechobee tour-
nament is $1 million, including
$10,000 through 50th place and
$2,000 through 75th place in the
Pro Division. Ultimately, all an-
glers in the tournament will also
be competing for valuable points
in the hope of qualifying for the
Wal-Mart FLW Series Fish-Off
and a shot at advancing to the
$2 million, 2009 Forrest Wood
Cup, where the winning pro will
earn as much as $1 million the
sport's biggest award.
Coverage of the Lake
Okeechobee FLW Series tourna-
ment will be broadcast to 81 mil-
lion FSN (Fox Sports Net) sub-
scribers in the United States as
part of the "FLW Outdoors" televi-
sion program. "FLW Outdoors" is
also broadcast in Canada on WFN
(World Fishing Network) and to
more than 429 million house-
holds in the United Kingdom,
Europe, Russia, Australia, Africa,
Asia, and the Middle East through
Matchroom Sport, making it the
most widely distributed fishing
program in the world. Addition-


ally, FLW Outdoors is proud to
provide tournament coverage to
more than 800,000 service mem-
bers stationed around the world
in 177 countries and aboard Navy
ships through broadcasts on the
American Forces Network. Check
local listings for show times.
Named after the legendary
founder of Ranger Boats, For-
rest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors
administers the Wal-Mart FLW
Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren
Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing
League, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye
Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye
League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish
Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Se-
ries, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series
and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series.
These circuits offer combined
purses of more than $40 million
through 230 events in 2008.
Wal-Mart and many of Amer-
ica's largest and most-respected
companies support FLW Out-
doors and its tournament trails.
Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW
Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and
today is the world's leading sup-
porter of tournament fishing. For
more information about Wal-
Mart, visit Walmart.com.
For more information about
FLW Outdoors and its tourna-
ments, visit FLWOutdoors.com
or call (270) 252-1000.


:Land acquisition aids Indian River Lagoon restoration


WEST PALM BEACH -- Resto-
,ration of the Indian River Lagoon
'moved another step forward as
.the South Florida Water Manage-
.ment District (SFWMD) Govern-
ing Board approved a 1,772-acre
land acquisition in St. Lucie
'County. The site will be used in
'conjunction with other acquired
lands for two storage reservoirs
'designed to improve the timing
and quality of water flowing into
Ahe lagoon.
"The District's investment in
this land is an important mile-
.stone in the restoration of the
Indian River Lagoon," said Me-
-lissa Meeker, who represents the
Treasure Coast on the SFWMD
-Governing Board. "The C-23/24
,project is critical to capturing and
-treating water currently going to
Ktide and impacting one of Flori-
da's most important and beauti-
lful estuaries."
When complete, the two


reservoirs will provide approxi-
mately 92,000 acre-feet of water
storage to capture water from
the C-23 and C-24 canals before it
flows into the North Fork of the St.
Lucie River. An adjacent Storm-
water Treatment Area (STA) will
be built to improve water quality.
Purchase of the 1,772-acre parcel
completes the land acquisition
necessary for the north (C-23)
reservoir and achieves 80 percent
of the land needed for the south
(C-24) reservoir. All lands needed
for construction of the 2,568-acre
STA are in public ownership.
The District is investing $50.5
million over three years for the
newest land parcel. The owner
will turn over title to the land at
the closing, which is scheduled
for next month. SFWMD will
then receive payments on the
land while it remains in citrus
production until construction of
the reservoirs and STA begins.


The C-23 and C-24 reservoirs
and treatment wetland are a part
of the $1.365 billion plan to re-
store the Indian River Lagoon,
a series of projects included in
the state-federal partnership to
restore America's Everglades.
Federal participation in these
restoration projects was recently
authorized by Congress as part of
the 2007 Water Resources Devel-
opment Act.
The Indian River Lagoon-
South restoration project will re-
turn historic flows of cleaner wa-
ter across more than 90,000 acres
of natural land spanning Martin,
St. Lucie and Okeechobee coun-
ties. The plan includes construc-
tion and operation of 12,600 acres
of inland reservoirs and 9,000
acres of pollution-filtering treat-
ment marsh. The reservoirs and
treatment marshes, which will
provide approximately 170,000
acre-feet of water storage, will


help to restore habitat, improve
water quality and return a natural
flow of fresh water to the St. Lucie
and Indian River estuaries.
For additional information
about the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan, please
visit www.evergladesplan.org.


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Obituaries

Douglas J.
Kueven, Jr.
Douglas J. Kueven, Jr., age
62, of Clewiston, died Dec. 17,
2007 in Clewiston. He was born
Apr. 1, 1945 in Fort Thomas,
the son of Douglas John and
Mary Lou (Lancaster) Kueven,
Jr. Mr. Kueven married Beverly
Giancola, he moved to Clewis-
ton in 1983. He was an electri-
cian, working for the U.S. Sugar
Factory in Clewiston. He gradu-
ated from Newport Catholic
High School, Eastern Kentucky
University, and Broward Coun-
ty Junior College. He enjoyed
fishing, riding horses and his
grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife,
Beverly (Giancola) Kueven; one
son, Douglas J. Bell of Gaines-
ville, FL and one daughter, Ma-
cheil Kennedy of Pahokee; and
one sister, Susan Aber; grand-
children, Kamryn Kennedy,
Kendall Kennedy and Kelsey
Kennedy.
Funeral services will be
held at Saint Margaret Catholic
Church at a later date.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.

Joel Jefferson
Mitchell
Joel Jefferson Mitchell, age
80, of Clewiston, died Dec.
16,'2007 in Clewiston. He was
born Nov. 14, 1927 in Randolph
County, Ala., the son of Arnton
and Eula (May) Mitchell. Joel
was a lifelong farm mechanic,
if it had a motor he could fix it.
Survivors include his chil-
dren; Donnie J. Mitchell, Dar-
lene King, Danny Cole, Crystal
Alwine, Dane Mitchell, Wanda
G. Mitchell, Donna M. Mitchell,
Latil Mitchell; brothers, Fred
and Samuel Mitchell; and sis-
ters, Ethel Loudermilk, Diane
Byaes and Beatrice Gray; many
grand children and great grand
children. He was preceded in
death by four children, Ronnie
J. Mitchell, Faye Heleffinger,
Johnny Mitchell and Amanda
Mitchell.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, with
Brother Johnni" Abercrombie
'l.flficl ting
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der the direction of Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.


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mar and Marie Fields received holiday gift bags for their families. In all, about 50 families
in the area received holiday gifts, courtesy of Weed and Seed. Everyone who came out to
the family gift giveaway also received refreshments such as sandwiches, fruit, chips, cake
and iced tea. From left to right: Minne Folmar, Marie Fields and Weed and Seed Safe Haven
Manager Wenfred 'Dimmy' Dorsey.


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Chickens on the road
On Thursday, Dec. 20 there were two chickens which somehow crossed a street in South
Bay without getting hit by any vehicles. The chickens may have found some shelter after
the fact, considering how cool it was on that day.


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Talk to your kids



about cybersafety


TALLAHASSEE -- As Florida
schools let out for the holidays,
Attorney General Bill McCollum
last week issued an advisory en-
couraging parents to talk to their
children about cybersafety. Dur-
ing the holiday break, children
have more leisure time and often
Bpend more time on the internet.
SFhe Attorney General empha-
sized the importance of taking a
proactive approach to teaching
children safe internet use and
encouraged parents to become
familiar with the websites their
children visit and programs they
use.
"Education and communica-
tion are vital to keeping our kids
safe and minimizing the risks
they face while surfing the inter-
net," said Attorney General Bill
McCollum. "Parents should talk
to their children about steps they
can take to protect themselves
and their friends from online
predators. I encourage parents to
visit our SafeSurf website fo infor-
mation on how to better protect
their children 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.safeflor-
ida.net/safesurf to obtain valu-
able information about staying
safe while online. The SafeSurf
children's page includes several
entertaining and educational


games that teach internet safety.
The teen SafeSurf page offers tips
on safeguarding personal infor-
mation and avoiding dangerous
situations. It also has a link to
stories from teenagers who were
victimized on the internet and
a link to the CyberCrime Unit's
MySpace page. The web page for
adults offers a guide to popular
internet language used in chat
rooms and gives safety advice on
how to monitor your children's
online activities. Parents should
also become familiar with sites
their children visit or programs
they are using.
The Attorney General also
compiled the following list of
internet safety tips for parents to
share with their children:
Children should always be
cautious when chatting online
with someone they do not know
in real life;
Never give out or post per-
sonal information like last name,
address and date of birth; Never
post photos or use screen names
which may reveal personal in-
formation such as age or school
name, or ones that may be con-
sidered provocative or seductive
Children should never make
plans to meet someone who they
have only met online without a
parent present; and
Always report any inappro-
priate chatting or sexual solicita-
tions received online.


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Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program



Highlight of Florida Yards is recycling


Angela Sachson
One of the principals of Flori-
da Yards & Neighborhoods is to
recycle yard waste. We recom-
mend this because yard waste is
a great source of mulch, a good
source of nutrients, and is bad
material for the land fill.
Recently this recycling idea
took on a new meaning for me
when I toured some vegetable
producers in a nearby county.
It was beautiful'to see row after
row of beans, tomatoes, and
squash. But lying in the field, be-
tween the rows, were noticeable
piles of produce picked, but not
picked-up.
The grower explained to us
that these were less-than-perfect
examples of the species being
grown and would not be accept-
able for his high-end produce
market. Straight-necked yellow
squash, for instance, must have
straight, not curvy, necks.
Thrifty folks among us won-
dered at the waste of good food.
The producer agreed but'indi-
cated rescuing the rejects is too
labor-intensive and thus too ex-
pensive to be worthwhile.
When I got home I talked with
friends and coworkers about my
wonderful experience. When
it came to the vegetable waste,
however, many folks were sad
that good fresh food is rotting
while some people don't get
enough to eat. I have friends who
volunteer at a local food bank.


Think how it made them feel!
Since the holidays are a time
of giving, I decided to research
this issue and see just how hard
it might be to get that food off
the ground and on to the table of
someone who needs it.

A Gift from
Ancient times
That is how I learned about
gleaning. Gleaning is a Biblical
word, referring to a law of ancient
times: farmers allowed those less
fortunate into their fields to pick
over the remains of the harvest.
Today gleaning refers to har-
vesting excess produce for chari-
table distribution. There are many
organizations in this country
devoted to gleaning. Volunteers
assemble, usually on Saturday
morning, and move through the
fields picking the good produce
left behind after harvest.
Florida is one of the top five
states in agriculture, by volume,
and one Florida Gleaning Net-
work salvages over a million
pounds of fresh produce for the
hungry each year.
Still, only some of the crops
produced are retrieved and re-
distributed. And I don't know of
any gleaning activity at present in
Okeechobee.
Another gleaning activity gain-
ing momentum is backyard fruit
gleaning. Here in the Sunshine
state, many citrus trees produce
more fruit than one family can


ever eat. This excess fruit from
your own backyard could be do-
nated to the hungry.
Today in America there are 34
million hungry Americans in the
richest nation in the world! Sadly,
over 90 billion pounds of food
produced for human consump-
tion is wasted each year, either
left rotting in fields or thrown
away.

Getting involved
If you would like to get in-
volved in this activity, here are
the names of some gleaning or-
ganizations: You can donate pro-
duce, join volunteers to pick fruit
or vegetables or help with local
organizing, transportation, and
.communication. You can learn
about other organizations at our
website or by calling our office.
Society of St. Andrew call
toll free: (800) 806-0756
lan Oudit, Cross Ministries
Gleaning Coordinator, West Palm
Beach (561) 833-9499
Treasure Coast Food Bank,
Inc. Tel: (772) 489-5676
In Okeechobee there are
some other ways to help feed
the hungry. Local Food Pantries
include the Presbyterian Church,
Basinger Ministries, First Baptist
Church, Oakview Baptist Church,
and Welcome House. These or-
ganizations are members of the
Treasure Coast Food Bank, but
also accept donations of cash
and food.


One non-denominational pro-
gram is fairly new to Okeechobee
and, while not specifically a food
recovery program, it is a great
way to help feed hungry families:
The program is called Angel Food
Ministries. Angel Food Ministries
is a non-profit, non-denominal
tional organization that began
in 1994 in Monroe, Ga. At that
time, it served 34 families. Today
it serves thousands.
The program provides qual-
ity groceries that total an average
retail value of $50 for only $30;
It works this way: Angel Food
Ministries buys food in bulk, the
same as a restaurant or grocery
store and, sells it at cost to famii
lies across the country. There are
no applications or qualifications
required to order through Angel
Food Ministries. The host site for
the program in Okeechobee is
the First Baptist Church. To ac-
cess this program or to volunteer
to help, call (863) 763-7825.
I've placed more'information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu:
If you need additional informa-
tion on food recovery programs;
please email us at okeechobee@
ifas.uifl.edu or call us at (863)
763-6469. Local residents can
stop by our office at 458 Hwy 98
North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons (but not on
Christmas or New Years).


Forestry urges fire safety awareness for the holidays


GLADES COUNTY Local
Forestry officials are very con-
cerned about the dry condi-
tions facing Glades County and
are asking residents to be care-
ful with all outdoor fires. Wild-
fire danger will remain high
throughout the holiday season.
Except for lightning caused fires,
people can prevent wildfires
from starting.
Be careful when using fire for
anything outdoors' including
campfires and barbecues. Make
sure someone watches the fire
at all times until it is out.
Closely watch for any sparks


that might fly from equipment
you may be using. This includes
not only grinding equipment
and torches, but also any lawn
care equipment and off road ve-
hicles.
Be sure that spark arrestors
are in place on all engines used
near wild land fuel. Have these
engines tuned so they don't
back fire.
Supervise children and be
sure they understand the dan-
gers of fire and the possible con-
sequences of their actions.
Report any escaped fire im-
mediately.


If parking on dry grass or
brush, remember that the heat
of your car can start a fire.
Extinguish all smoking mate-
rials before discarding.
Take some time to pick up
your yard and clean your roof
so you don't invite a wildfire to
your home
The holiday season is one of
those times when extra caution
is warranted. Campfires, bon-
fires and fireworks should be
enjoyed carefully.
Report all wildfires quickly
to the nearest fire department.
If you see anyone acting suspi-


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


Glades At A Glance


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

Alzheimer's support
group meets
The Alzheimer's support
group will meet regularly on the
first and third Tuesday of each
month.
For more information, please
call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at
(863) 983-5123.

Native Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant So-
ciety meeting will be held on
the first Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
at 4509 George Boulevard in Se-
bring in conference room num-
ber three. For more information,
call Roy Stewart at: (863) 632-
0914.

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home or overseas.

Hurricane
help available
Help is still available for Hur-
ricane Wilma victims from our
local Community Rebuilding Ec-
umenical Workforce (CREW) but
you must register again!
Community Rebuilding Ecu-


medical Workforce (CREW) is
a caring network of Hendry and
Glades Counties' civic, social,
service, and faith-based groups,
agencies, and organizations,
along with concerned individu-
als and businesses, formed to
address the physical, emotional,
and spiritual needs of the com-
munity in the restoration and re-
building of their lives and homes
in times of a natural or man-made
disaster.
CREW will provide collabora-
tive leadership and advocacy in
meeting the needs for revitalizing
and improving the quality of life
for the most vulnerable in the
community.
For more information, ques-
tions, or to schedule an appoint-
ment, please call of visit: CREW
Headquarters, First United Meth-
odist Church, 352 W. Arcade
Avenue, Clewiston, phone (863)
983-4316 (John 3:16) or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com.

CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, includ-
ing lumber, nails and drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For more information, come by
our office at 121 Central Ave. rear
entrance or email CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com or phone
(863) 983-2390.

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

Economic Council
to meet
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 5:15 p.m. in the con-
ference room at Glades Elec-
tric Coonerative. If vou are not


a member, please contact the
EDC about joining. If you are a
member, please plan to attend
the meetings. As the Main Street
effort and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable volunteers to
serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.

VFW Post #9528
hours posted
The VFW Post #9528 is lo-
cated at 2002 Hwy. 78 West in
Buckhead Ridge. For more in-
formation call (863) 467-2882.
Post hours are from noon until 8
p.m. daily. Wednesday is Ladies
Auxiliary dinner from 5:30 until
7 p.m., and the cost is $5. Every
Thursday, the post has bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able. Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
are served from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
with a $9 donation. Dancing im-
mediately follows the dinner.
All-games and special events
are shown on three televisions.


The game room has a regulation-
size pool table. Post meetings are
held on the second and fourth
Saturday of the month; begin-
ning at 10 a.m. Commander Al-
bert Crank is available at (863)
467-2882.

Addiction recovery
help offered
At Narconon Arrowhead we
have the answers to addiction re-
covery, call us at (800) 468-6933
or log onto our web site at www.
stopaddiction.com.
Narconon reminds parents
that to help your child, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get thd
help they need.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers
free addiction counseling, assess!
ments, and referrals to rehabilita,
tion centers nationwide by calling
1 (800) 468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.


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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 inform the newspaper.
We will confirm the infor-
mation and print it.
Western Palm Beach
County

Belle Glade
Jamie Washington, 24, of
Runyon Village, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 18, by
PBSO on a warrant charging
him with selling cocaine and
resisting an officer. No bond
was set.
Oneill Scarlett, 19, of Lake
Circle Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 20, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with
burglary, three counts of ve-
hicle theft and larceny $10,000
or more and less than $20,ooo.
No bond was set.
Johari Harold, 25, of
Southwest Seventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 20,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with aggravated assault,
weapon offense missile into
a dwelling, vehicle or aircraft
and possession of a weapon or
ammo by a convicted felon. No


bond was set.
Edward Shine, 21, of
South Main Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 21, by
PBSO and charged with fleeing
and eluding the police, driving
with a suspended license, pos-
session of marijuana and re-
sisting an officer with violence.
No bond was set.
Charles Mann, 38, of
Southeast Sixth Street, was ar-
rested on Dec. 21, by the West
Palm Beach Police Dept. and
charged with possession of
cocaine and possession of nar-
cotic equipment. No bond was
set.

Pahokee
Sirleaner Nobles, 30, of
Holman Court, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 20, by PBSO
and charged with fraud, larce-
ny-$300-5,000. He was released
on a surety bond.
Earnest Robinson, 21, of
Banyan Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 20, by PBSO
and charged with gambling.
No bond was set.
Barbara Washington, 33,
of Royal Palm Court, Pahokee,
was arrested on Dec. 20, by
PBSO on a warrant charging
her with vehicular theft and
driving with a suspended li-
cense. She was released under
supervision.


Sexual Predator Notification


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is advising the
public about a declared Sexu-
al Predator, Tywaun Jackson
Bowden, age 33, who is now
residing at 400 SW Avenue B.PL
Apt 75, Belle Glade. Corporal
Mary Hansen of the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office verified
this address on Dec. 7.
On April 14, 1998, Circuit
Court Judge, Michael D. Miller
of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit,
Palm Beach County, Florida de-
clared Tywaun Bowden to be
a Sexual Predator pursuant to
Florida Statue 775.21(4).
The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is in the process
of notifying all licensed day care
centers located within one-mile
radius of Bowden's residence.
i,,.; Tywaun Bowden, also
known as Tywaun Jackson,
Tatwan Jackson, and Jackson
Sweet Chocolate, is a black
male. His date of birth is Nov. 1,
1974. He weighs approximately
120 pounds and is five foot, five
inches in height. Tywaun's hair
is black and he has brown eyes.


Kendrick Roundtree, 21,
of Farm Place, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 20, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
vehicular theft and battery. No
bond was set.

South Bay
Bobby Chastine, 53, of
Northwest Third Street, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 18,
by PBSO on an out of state fu-
gitive warrant-robbery with a
deadly weapon. No bond was
set.
Luis Villareal, 19, of North-
west Third Avenue, Pahokee,
was arrested on Dec. 21, by
PBSO and charged with battery
on a person 65 years of age or
older. No bond was set.

Clewiston
Daniel Munoz, 18, was ar-
rested Dec. 21 and charged
with kidnapping/false impris-
onment. D/S Jason Walker was
the arresting officer.
Two juveniles, ages 14 and
15, were arrested and charged
with property damage crimi-
nal mischief and .larceny be-
tween $20,000-$100,000. Re-
ports indicate a forklift was
taken and later found partially
submerged in a canal. Inv.
Blake Branaman was the ar-
resting officer.
Elisha James Robinson,


25, was arrested Dec. 19 and
charged with aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon
without intent to kill, battery
resulting in bodily harm or dis-
ability and burglary with assault
or battery. D/S Michael Stevens
was the arresting officer.
Kendrick Dwayne Butler,
34, was arrested Dec. 19, and
charged on a warrant for vio-
lation of probation felony or
community control. Malqueen
Powell was the arresting offi-
cer.
Michael Antonio Arroyo,
20, was arrested Dec. 19 and
charged with failure to appear
for a felony offense. Malqueen
Powell was the arresting offi-
cer.
Omar Anido, 20, was arrest-
ed Dec. 18 and charged as a fu-
gitive from justice on an instate
warrant from Okeechobee
County. Cpl. Jesus Olvera was
the arresting officer.
Timothy Odell Ward, 21, was
arrested Dec. 18, and charged
with non-moving traffic vio-
lation reckless driving first
offense, resisting an officer,
flee/elude a law enforcement
officer with lights and siren
and non-moving traffic viola-
tion driving with a suspended
license second offense. D/S Ja-
son Walker was the arresting
officer.


Crime Stoppers


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. 20.
Riquelme Santizo, age 26,
is a white male with black hair
and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 6
inches tall and weighs approxi-
mately pounds. His last known
address was on South Main
Street in Belle Glade.
He is wanted for felony viola-
tion of probation: resisting po-
lice officer with violence.
If anyone has any informa-
tion on the whereabouts of this
wanted fugitive, they are asked
to call the Crime Stoppers at: 1-
800-458-TIPS (8477) or online at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


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maintenance, construction, & plumbing tasks.
Requires plumbing experience, possession of a valid
Florida driver's license with acceptable driving
record. Must have a High School Diploma or its
equivalent. Open until filled.

Job descriptions & applications can be obtained at
100 E. El Paso St, Satellite Office in Clewiston & at
165 S. Lee St., the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in
the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free.Applicants needing
assistance in the application process should
contact the Hendry County Commissioners
HR department (863) 612-4782.


THOMAS GRINDING INC.
Is looking for a part time
Manual Machinist (Most "
likely working into full
time). Flexible hours,
competitive pay and ex- '
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tions. Must have own f -) b
basic tools. Pick up an --
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behind NAPA) or phone (863)946-1461
Ext. 349 for appointment.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



DELIVER OUR
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Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
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PRECIOUS LANDSCAPING
Serving the South Bay /
Clewiston / Belle Glade area's.
Call us for all your lawn care
needs... We also do up keep
on vacant lots/Commercial.
(786)227-1414


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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


SANTA CLAUSES collection
of 13 count, battery operat-
t RJ o~.0 0 .ed, all for $195
60 j ^(863)946-0408


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Complete, Fast! XT Pro. Lot's
Residential & Commercial of programs. $75.
Member of the BBB (863)517-2782 Tony
SONY VAIO LAPTOP Com-
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs plete, all restore & program
Office (863) 675-7045 disks, books & case. $375
Office (863) 675-7045Firm (772)461-8822
License #CCC1325950


Merchandise A es 01-5 COMFORTER SET King size,
REFRIDGERATOR Westing- pillow shams, skirting &
house, Excellent condition. comforter, new. $35.
$100. (863)467-8474 (863)634-9620 Okeechobee
REFRIDGERATOR/FREEZER t
Air Conditioners 505 Compact, Haier, 4.2 cu ft
Antiques 510 20x22x34 $100.
Appliances 515 (863)697-3299 BAR STOOLS (3) Black, Swiv-
Appliance Parts 520 el w/ backs. eats are 27"
Beauty Supplies 525 STOVE White, Gas, Works $ f all wll se.
Bicycles 530 great.$85. (863)675-8937 high(863)763-8 $90 for all, will s11
Books & Magazines535 STOVE TOP drop in, beige, BE -Trundle style. $50
Building Materials540 exc. cond., GE, $100. (315)75-6632 $50
Business Equipment 545 (863)946-2072 (35)7-66
Carpets/Rugs- 550 BEDROM SET -Full size
Children's Items 555 WASHER Kenmore, Low pro- BE OOM SET -F size
China, Glassware. Etc. 560 file. Barely used. $200 Poster bed, Chest of drawers,
5 (239)210-1475 Dresser & night stand. Good
Clothing 565 (239)210-1475 cond. $250. (863)673-6226
Coins/Stamps 570 WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Collectibles 575 Neptune, stacked, $750. BEDROOM SET King size,
Computer/Video 580 (863)675-6904 Chest of drawer, Night stand
Crafts/Supplies 585 & headboard. Real good
Cruises 590 WASHERS & DRYERS cond. $250. (863)673-6226
Drapes, Unens I Fabric 595 STACK UNITS
Fireplace Fixture 600 $95 & up, 1 yr warranty BEDROOM SET Queen size,
Firewood 605 REFRIGERATORS & STOVES. 6 Solid wood. $250
Furniture 610 (239)694-0778 (239)645-9155
Furs 615 BEDROOM SET W/matching
Health & Reducing ,l desk, 8 pc set, rustic, queen
Equipment 620 size, like new. $2500 or best
Heating Equipment/ offer. (863)447-1255
Supplies 625 MICROWAVE Hotpoint. $15 CASUAL CHAIR SET 4,
Household Items 630 (863)467-4567 Chairs on wheels, Upholster,
Jewelry 635 $1 00. Will separate.
Lamps/Lights 640 $100. Will separate.(863)357-0365
Luggage 645 (863)357-0365
Medical Items 650 COMPUTER DESK Very stur-
Miscellaneous 655 ELECTRIC BICYCLE Mon- dy $25 (863)467-9413
Musical Instruments 660 goose, used twiee, excellent dy. $25 (863)467-9413
Office Supplies/ condition, looks brand new. COUCH / HIDE A BED Floral
Equipment 665 $175 neg (863)763-7849 print. Full size bed, Futon,
Pets/Supplies/ MENS 26", rides great, $15. lass coffee & end tables
Services 670 (863)763-0996 $525. Will sep. 863-467-8474
Photography 675 COUCH & LOVESEAT Leath-
Plumbing Supplies 680 Bu er, Tan. $300. or best offer.
Pools & Supplies 685 (863)763-3631
Restaurant(863)763-3631
Equipment 690 CURIO/CHINA CABINET Sol-
Satellite 695 SHED 8x10, Good condition. id wood with glass shelves &
Sewing Machines 700 $1000. or best offer. light. $90 (863)467-7026 or
Sporting Goods 705 (863)467-0185 (863)610-1401
Stereo Equipment 710 1
Television/Radio 715 DRESSER With mirror. For-
Tickets 720 MI0 mica. Light oak color, 6
Tools 725 d r a wers. $40.
Tos & Games 730 METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$ (863)467-8041
CRs 735 buy direct from manufactur- ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIRS Exc.
Wanted to Buy 740 er. 20 colors in stock with all condition,, Pd. $900, asking
accessories. Quick turn $500 firm. Call
around. Delivery Available.. 863-763-9096 aft. 5, Iv. msg.
(L352)498-0778 Toll free ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Io0 (888)5393-0335 code 24. custom, 8' long, $300.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com. (863)634-3848
WINDOW A/C Unit $60. OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
(863)675-7963. new, with frame, $50. Real Oak, on wheels, 76" H x
S(813)892-7867 40" W, excellent condition.
SSTYROFOAM INSERTS Ap- $200 neg (863)357-1560
prox. 50, for roof pans. $50. FUTON- black, metal framed,
ANTIQUE PHONE 1930'S (863)763-3451 asking $20 (86,)697-3605
era, Stromberg-Carlson asking $20 (863)697-3605
Crank style. $75 or best of- LA-Z-BOY RECLINER Black
fer. (954)536-6613 E leather, good condition.
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE BABY STROLLER $15. Call $100 (863)674-0467
Antique 25", w/8 track & (863)763-0625 LEATHER COUCH Black with
record player, Curtis Mathis, CRIB And highchair, top 2 reclining ends, great cond.
$50 (863)824-3358 quaity. $120 will separate. $500 or best offer. Call
quality.x120nwilltseparate. c863-697-64750
(rmm 3 0 67 (863)673-5704 863-697-6470
INFANT SLEEPERS Onesies LIVING ROOM SET Couch &
DISHWASHER Kenmore, and other clothing. $40 will L o v e s e at. $125
$50 (863)946-22 ore separate. (863)763-3982 (239)6459155
$50 H 863)946-3822 Moor before Noon LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
Haven TODDLER TOYS $75 for all green, 5 pc. Must go! $600
DISHWASHER Kenmore, cleans (239)253-2799 neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
very good condition, cleans -pm 863-357-0391 Okee
well, 2 yrs old. $150
(863)763-1504 $150 LOVESEAT Sleeper sofa
(Twin). Excellent condition.
DRYER Kitchenaide Pres- BUCKLES Swarovski, $200. (863)357-0365
tige, 7 cyc., Sup. Cap + HDO Eta e Swarovski,
110 watt, gas pwrd heat. crystal, new & beautiful, va- RECLINER Lazy Boy Deluxe.
$65 r863)467-1702 riety of styles & colors, $25. Great condition. $170
D E-e oltc (863)634-7311 (863)675-2463
DRYER Kxcellent conditre, electric, CORDUROY MINK JACKET SLEEPER SOFA Like new.
$150excellent condition, (863)763-150whte Fox collar, size 10, gor- Plaid. $100 (863)675-2463
$150 (863)763-1504 geous. $700 (863)234-1073
DRYER WHIRLPOOL 4 cy- e- SOFA & 2 ARMHAIS SW
clues, 3 temps, HD/extra large WEDDING DRESS White. print, blue & tan, mint cond,
cap. 220 watts. $65. Beadedw/train&veil. ize 3. non-smoking/no pet home.
(863)467-1702 Great shape. $300 $800 neg (772)223-6299
GLASS TOP STOVE (Kenmore) (863)227-6007 SOFA & LOVESEAT Country
& REFRIG (GE) ice maker inC I blue & Futon Good condition.
Refrig. $200 for both or will $150. for all. (863)763-7727
sell separate (239)333-5811 PEDAL CAR -1950's, nice SOFA red leather, asking
STOVE GE, white, exc. cond., o r i g i n a I $ 2 5 0 $300 firm (863)675-3888
$150. (863)946-2072. (863)675-4858 after 7pm


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TV STAND Has pull out shelf, DISH SET Bavaria, Germany,
real oak wood, on wheels. 28 pc., 4 place settings,
$35 (863)357-1560 $25. (863)763-0996
HURRICANE SHUTTERS, 48
panels, like new, with fasten
downs, alum., $600 or best
offer. (561)348-0276
GOLD CLUBS- 25 clubs, bag, STATUES fiberglass, 1
2 doz balls $40 STATUES fiberglass, 1
(863)763-0944 Horse, 1 Bull, 1 Pelican, 2
Light Houses, $3500 or will
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc., sell sep (863)467-7453
All brands. Many good. $890 TOR HITCH & DISCS 3
for el.I, will sop. TRACTOR HITCH & DISCS 3
3)9 3123ill sep. pt hitch, 8 ft blade. $400 will
(863)946-3123 separate. (863)674-0052
STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75 WINDOWS Aluminum, 2-
(863)467-8430 30x30, 1-40x45 5/8 wide,
very good cond., $45 will
-Gu ffl M !]H sell sep. (863)763-1997

AR 15 Completely custom. Ins truments 0l.60
Red dot scope. Sure fire
light. Collapsible stock. FlipDRUMSET 3 pieces, great
rear. $1000 (863)634-4798 for Christmas, good shape,
MARLIN Lever Action, 45- $125. Call (863)634-8734
70. Never fired. $450 ORGAN Kimball, Fort Drum
(863)634-4798 area, $25 firm.
RIFLE 3006, good condition. (863)467-1309.
$300 or best offer
(239)229-1367 P uli
RUGER Single six con-
,.rii;,El 9 1'2" barrel. $300 BIRD CAGE 42"wx42"lx3'w,
it6ii29-.3890 good con'd., $75.
SHOTGUN Remington model (863)357-0704
1100, 20 gauge, brand new. CHIHUAHUA DOGS -1 Male &
$350 or best offer 1 Female. $75 each. Call
(239)229-1367 (863)697-6618
SHOTGUNS (3) 14 & 20 ga.,
9 mm pistol, $750 for all or
will sep. (502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON Model WATER PUMP for water
640, 357 mag, 5 shot, snub well, 5.5 hp, 'Titan, trash
nose, stainless. $425 pump, 3", never used, $700
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce (863)983-4940
WINCHESTER Model 50, 12 WELL PUMP- Sta-Rite,
gauge w/rib. $400 115/230 volts, Good condi-
(606)219-3890 tion. $150. (863)763-1079



AB LOUNGE exercise ma- HOT TUB 1 year old, 5'per-
chine,'exc. shape, $100 or son. $3000 (863)357-7480
best offer. (863)634-8734 or (863)634-0830
EXERCISE BIKE with fan, HOT TUB 6 person, with cov-
$40.(863)612-0647 er. Like new. $500.
EXERCISE MACHINE Air- (561)262-1390
Strider, $25. (863)467-4567 HOT TUB- Hot Springs Prodigy
HOME GYM Helix Pro 300 5 yrs old. 6 speeds. Lots of
Ibs weight bench press, peck extras $1500 or best offer
deck, leg press, etc. $275 or (239)738-1532 LaBelle area
best offer. (772)873-1363 POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
TREADMILL Like new has Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
all program & incline op- $5500. Asking $3500. You
tions, perfect for Christmas. Move. (863)634-4218
$599 (954)931-9946 Okee

each, asking $200 will sep- KENMORE with cabinet,
arate.(863)763-3932 Chair included + misc.
WEIGHT BENCH $25 $100. (863)697-3299
(863)357-3633
WEIGHT BENCH SET Com-
plete, good condition, many
weights from 5-25 Ibs. $300 BARNETT CROSSBOW With
or bestoffer. (863)227-0029 all accessories. $400
WHeing Equci(863)467-5646 after 6pm
FEEDERS 55 gallon w/inside
i Jfunnel, has cables, motor &
batteries. $175
CENTRAL HEAT/AIR Good- (863)467-0222
man, 48,000 btu's, like new,
just serviced. $2500 or best Mer
offer. (863)763-3932

CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
ENGAGEMENT RING 14 Kt track tapes $100 neg.
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col- (863)467-8430
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-476-7848 JBL SYSTEM 2 GT 15's and
$3,600. Call 954-476-7848 a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
fi l l ~tII ported box. $1000
AWNIN G L um w (863)634-7157
HOSPITAL BED up & down WIRELESS HEADSET MICRO-
on both sides, $100. PHONE Shure hands free
(863)612-0647 microphone. $100
(239)503-0339
LIFT with remote & station-
ary control. Older model but XM SATELLITE RADIO SYS-
works great. $1500. or best TEM DelphI, for car, inclds
offer. (863)634-9433 base; receiver, antenna.
offer. (863)634-9433 $100 (239)503-0339
SCOOTER New condition. $02)-033
$600. (863)467-9892 'lio I
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. $600 or FLAT SCREEN 4 brand new
best offer. (863)763-6907 TV car flat screens. $499 ne-
gotiable. (786)506-6452

AERATOR CmpIt head/impel-
ler w/converter 3 phase to AIR COMPRESSOR 5.5 hp,
single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800 Honda motor, 1 pull start.
rpm $2100 (863)946-2989 Runs great! $225
AWNING Aluminum, white, (863)763-2438 Okee
74" W x 27", like new. $40 RADIAL ARM SAW 10".
(863)763-1997 $100 (863)634-6604


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AIR COMPRESSOR T30 In-
gersoll Rand, Industrial RIDING MOWER John Deere
type. 3 phase. $2500 or best L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
offer. (561)261-9960 running hours. $1200 firm.
GENERATOR 10hp, B&S, pull (863)357-2988
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole- RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
man Powermate, never used 14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear
$325. (863)610-0575 bagger. Exc. shape $600
MITER SAW DW 708, 12" (863)467-6025
blades, DeWalt, 21 yrs. ROTARY SPREADER Scotts,
Good cond. Paid $559. Ask- Almost new. $20.
ing $375. (863)467-4096 (863)763-0625
SAW Sears, Woodworkers ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
Combo, 10", 3 hp, radial arm drive runs good, $250.
& miter saw. Both work well. (561)790-3681
$250. (863)673-4758
.' SNAPPER Z. TURN MOWER-
SHOPSMITH $900 or'best 52" cut, like new, $1800
offer. (863)357-0256 (863)201-0672
TABLE SAW 10". $100' -
(863)634-6604
WOOD BAND SAW -12" with
stand. $125 (863)357-3633


NINTENDO Wii 2 games, ex- f
tra controller, all wireless.
$450(863)634-7157
PLAYSTATION 2 With 7
games, 2 controllers & -R IN
memory card. $150. READ
(863)763-3982 or 697-3248 NEWSPAPER,,

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KIRBY VAC CLEANER -G4, providing information
asking $100 (863)467-7453 about best buys.
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments No wonder newspaper
included & shampooer, with readers earn more!
bags, $150. (863)763-3451


DISNEY VHS VIDEOS $60 Rentals
will sell separately.
(863)763-3982 before Noon. RENTTI

Apartments 905.
Business Places 910
REWARD! Commercial
$500-$1000 Property 915
paid for FL Co. auto Condos/
tas dated 1911-1917. Townhouses Rent920
Also want FL plates Farm Property -
before 1956, esp. Rent 925
Hendry & Glades Co. House Rent 930
tags with #49 & #60 Land Rent 935
prefix. Jeff Francis Resort Property -
(727)345-6627 or e-mail Rent 945
gobucsl3(5aol.com or Roommate 950
www.florida Rooms to Rent 955
licenseplates.com. Storage Space -
Rent 960

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It i $199/Mo! 6BR/3BA HUD
[. ...... Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Christmas Trees 745 Available from $199/Mo! For
Farm Equipment 805 listings call (800)366-9783
Farm Feed/Products 810 Ext 5669.
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/ 3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
Services Wanted 830 $32,100! Only $255/Mo! 5%
Fertilizer 835 down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Horses 840 Buy, 6/BR $199/Mo! For list-
Landscaping ings (800)366-9783 Ext
Supplies 845 5798.
Lawn K Garden 850 HORSE SHOE ACRES
Livestock 855 $185,000, great deal, Dbl
Poultry/Supplies 860 Wide, 3br, 2ba, on almost 3
Seeds/Plants/ acres, (305)458-7726
Flowers 865 South Florida Estate Realty
MONTURA RANCHES 4br,
Fam2ba, 1,4 acre, Doublewide,
$1300 mo. Or best offer. Call
Jose 786-42. .9"i or
FARM TRUCK flatbed, runs 863-228-6370
great, $500/best offer. MOORE HAVEN WEEKLY OR
(863)675-7963 MONTHLY RENTALS FUR-
NISHED OR UNFURNISHED
Hiorses 0840 3 br, 2 ba CBS home.
$950/mo. 2 br, 2 ba mobile
HORSE TRAILER '05, WW 2 home, $625mo. 1 br apt,
horse slant with tact room. $210/wk utilities included Call
Like new, never used. (863)509-0096
$4500. 772-233-1127 PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
ROPING SADDLE- 16" Circle Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
S, only a couple of months $1100/mo. + 1st mo. free
old, too big for me. $500 or rent. Eugene 954-658-1552
best offer. (863)634-9518 RIVER & CANAL HOUSE:
SADDLE 141/2" Bob Mar- Large corner lot. 2 BR, 3 BA
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral w/Florida rm & 2 car garage
pattern, With silver. Asking in LaBelle. 863-517-1935
$1500. (863)697-6470


TURKEY CREEK Double wide
RIDING LAWN MOWER, & Guesthousew/dock.
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front Call Mr. Wallin (305)743-3799
deck. $600. 863-675-1224 (970)222-7682


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420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
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 with loft room (has BA 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2) as well) $379,000 Montura $150,000
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced to 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to VACANT LAND
$295,000 $269,900 MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres Monfura 1.25 acre lots available
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K PB County $200 000 Call for Listings.
3BiSALEtpitf If 3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- Flaghole2.41 ac $110,000
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole made lake $310,000 Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers 3BR, 2BA large screened porch $32,500 each
4BR, 2BA Fully-Furnished North- $249,000 Pioneer 11 lots together
side $310,000 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very $45,000 each
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 large back yard $259,900 Mobile Home Lot $19,500
2 or 3BR, h I*I rear yard 11 Montura lots must be sold
$239,00( I~c,5000 p.m. MOBILE HOMES
$239,00A 000p.m.MOtogether $19,500 each
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 together
yard $215,000 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 COMMERCIAL.
4BR, 2BA with pool $174,900 3B$ Aim Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
3BR, 2BA New Home $310,000 po 0 d9.11J" 1,V, $200,000
4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000 3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25 Turn-key movie theater on US27
3BR 1BA Hunting lodge on 5 acres furnished $98,000 $495,000 or building only
acres in LaDeca $175,000 $395,000
3BR, 2BA on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj. SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in $395,000
2.5 acres also available Woodland S/D $275,000 FOR RENT
$175,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900 2/2.5 T/homes ind. until. $1500 p.m.




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


CLEWISTON
S4/2.5 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 $165,0001
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
* BringAll Offes!! 3/2 CBS onNotlside $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 'bwer Lakes only $129,000
'3/2 Home w/large Family Room, Northside
$225,000
*3/2 CBS Home on comer lot. $150,000
S2 3/2 CBS Homes on Harlem Academy-
New Construction. Only $169,500 Owner
motivated!
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club, Reduced to $118.5K


02/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"O" Access. Reduced to $109K
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $925K
SSpacious 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
S3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
* Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900, Owner Financing Available
S.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
'2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
125 acreLots available. Starting at $25,000
3/2 MHon ade St 188 ace Only $105K
COMMERCIAL
* Operating medical office w/retail, great
location 6nly $475,000
SMobile Home Park. Great Investment
ODortunitv. Includes CBS Home


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


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale. 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




FAST FOOD/BAKERY
SANDWICH SHOP
Drive thru facility, customer
parking, inside eating &
dining area. Offering at a very
reasonable price. Sale price
will include all equipment &
building. Good location,
High traffic area. For into call
(561)996-8010


BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm., 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
Corner of S.W. 10th St. &
S.W. Ave. C. $180,000.
Realty International, Sandy
Weiser (561)329-1408
FOR SALE BY OWNER
176 N.W. 12th Ave.
South Bay, Florida
Beautifully renovated
3BR/1BA plus family
room & carport on
1/4 acre. $85,000
(704)668-5547

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-
fleds.


HARLEM 3/2 Brand New I
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet, .
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $164,500.
SHIP or Owning
Financing Possible
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010

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


MOORE HAVEN
Dbl/Res. lot 100x120.
Min. to river. Cleared, filled,
paved, Util. & Septic.
Ready to build. $29,900.
1st Realty. (954)980-5780
When doing those chores
Is doing you hi, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classmeds.



3-35 Acre Tracts near Moul-
trie, GA. Wooded acreage
with lots of paved road front-
age. $8,000 per acre. Call
Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.
5000sqft custom built home
on 10 acres. Includes
stocked pond, dock, pond
house, located 10 minutes
south of Tifton, GA. Great
location! Call Norris Bishop
Realty @ (229)890-1186.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifieds.


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PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT CROWN VICTORIA LX '96 LEATHER SEATS & COUCH TIRES (4) 33/12.50/15 with
17.6 fiberglass, 112 hp Evin- CHILD'S ATV 90 cc, needs Runs great, new croc design For '97 Dodge Van. Good aluminum rims. $400
r . rude trailer, less than 200 minor work. $500 ragged top, good tires, 4 dr. condition. $175. (863)801-4519
-. ahrs, 4500 (863)946-0408 (863)673-5784 $2300 neg (239)503-5354 (863)357-5754 TOOL BOX Diamond Cut,

Mobe HoBoats 3005 SEA NYMPH-'83,15',Alumi- DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha FORD PROBE '92 Black, LOWERI PR Vt from a Tundra Pickup. Like
Mobile Home 2005 Campers/RVs 3010 umwhtrailer & 4 TTR125L, very nice condi- standard, needs some TLC landO for Honda Ci, o 1 new. Mint condition. $125
Mobile Homes. Parts 2010 Jet Skii 3015 Johnson with tilt & Trim. ion. $1400. (863)697-6464 but runs well, needs battery. mn forld, Hsell 1 (86)4674604
Mobile Homes- Sale 2020 Marine Miscellaneous 3025 $2500. 765-620-4373 GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hp, $700 neg (239)200-5505 (863)634-8735 after WHEELS 20", 8 lug with Nitto
MoocclsSubaru engine. 2 seater. GRAND MARQUIS '89 A/C tires, chrome, off of Chevy
port Vhicle/ATVs 3035 berglass. Trailer (needs tire- Great condition. $600 firm auto, low miles. $1599 or RANCH HAND BUMPERS 3/4 ton, $ 5 0 0
Mig n c I u d e dn $ 2 5 s) (863)675-3126 after 5pm. best offer (954)260-1933 Front & rear, fits '03-7 Che- (863)763-4098/634-2131
447173 25 run geat. 400.vy HD pickups. $1500 for
205 A (863)447-1735 GO KART Adult size, 6.5 hp MERCURYSTATIOON WAG set. (863)634-3434
I^ GOKAruns great. $400 '90 -100k miles, very good
MONTURA RANCHES A 14 t A e (941)812-5315 Okee area condition, always under cov- RIMS & TIRES 8 lug, 8 on
2 br,2baon 1.25 acres, AIRBOAT- 14ft Apache Hull, GO KART Runs great. $200 er. $999 neg (863)763-8143 6 1/2, Mickey Thompson CHEVY 1500 FLEETSIDE -'95,
fenced yard, water softener 220 GPU. $5000 or best of- CAMPER 12 ft slide in, self or best offer. (863)447-1255 MITSUBISHI Erims.$250 (863)634-9696 Everything is new, crate eng.,
non-smokingyenvironment.S e r.MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE -c'93, Leather int, Alum tool box,
non-smoking environment er. (863)697-1443 contained, new a/c, very HONDA 300 EX 2003 w/Re- Runs good but needs clutch. RIMS (4) Aluminum, 15" x Tires/rims$7K (863)674-1412
$750/mo + 1st, last&sec ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft, good cond. $1400 For more verse. All original parts. Adult $700 or best offer. 10", 5 lug w/35 x 12.50 BF
dep req. (863)228-0580 or trailer, trolling motor, new info, call (863)983-6483 rid d en $ 2 3 0 0 (239)210-1475 Goodrich T/A tires. $200 CHEVY PICKUP, '94 needs
(863)634-4480 Johnson motor. $2700(845)551-0811 NISSAN SENTRA GXE 98 (863)634-6265 work,callfor information,
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE (863)357-3329 CATALINA COACHMAN '95- NISSAN SENTRA GXE '98 $800 or best offer.
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE 8 RV, 23ft, asking $4000 HONDA ATV -'06, 350cc, 4x4, Black, 4 dr, a/c, 4 cyl, save RUNNING BOARDS For Su- (863)261-3392
Gated community w/ pool, AQUA SPORT 22', Center (863)261-2500 new ITP mud tires. Chrome gas, low miles. $1200 neg. perdutyCrewcab PickUp.
club house & river access. console, open fishmen, 225 rims. Great Christmas present! (239)503-4705 Spanish eige, off King Ranch Ediion CRun '9good.
We also mow your grass. Evinrude. Good cond.. JAYCO CAMPERI'89- Limited rBeige off King Ranch Edition CH o od.
$595 monthly. Ready to $3500.(863)228-2622 Edition, 29 ft, complete. $5000. Neg. (863)634-2979 PLYMOUTH BREEZE '98 4 $300 neg. (863)697-0328 (863)634-46 25
move in Call 863-673-4325 $1500 needs work. HONDA FOREMAN '05 500 cyl, pw, p, cc, a/c, runs, IRS Discovery Cooper CHE 191-L b
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp, (772)215-3500/597-0463 elec shift, 37hrs, $5000 or needs some work, exc int. IRES Discovery Cooper, CHEVY 1991 Long b
'69, antique, w/3 propellers best offer (863)673-2388 $1500 neg (863)675-1548 31/12.515, 5 lug rims, very 28 V6, 5 spd. 55K org, mis.
How fast can your car & gas tank, runs good, good cond., $300. Gas saver. Exc llent condi-
go? It can go evenfaster $480. (561)790-3681 JEEP RENEGADE Lifted, SUBARU LEGACY '91, Runs (863)634-5421 ton. $2300 (72)332-5804
when you sell It In the Royal Blue. Lots of accesso- good, Good tires (2 new).
classifieds. BONITO 15', with 30 hp FIFTH WHEEL '79 Wilder- ries. Fun to Ride! $3000 Call Good work car. $1000. Call TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of FORD F100, '81 good run-
Johnson motor. Trailer in- ness, 1 bed, bath, stove & Renee (863)697-1702 Pat (863)634-3097 Lv.msg. a Mustang. $50 ning motor, $700.
ob H clouded. Good condition. fridge, needs minor work, KAWASAKI350 1997-4 wd, TOYOTA CAMBRY, 1997 (863)634-9696 (863)634-3848
SI $1900. (863)675-8579 $2000 neg. (863)528-0920 Adult ridden and owned. White w/gold trim, exc.
BOW RIDER-15', 50hp John- JAYCO 5TH WHEEL '94, 32 $1800 (845)551-0811 cond. $4,000 or best offer.
All Home of Merit Stock son moto& trailer. Good ft, w/slide out, new hot water KAWASAKI KX 125 2000 Call 863-675-1410
Homes and Special Orders n(863)228-2622 heater, cold air, good tires, Dirt Bike. Looks great! Kick S IS L
reduced tothe lowestprices (863)228-2622 ready to move $8900 or best start ready. $900 Firm. Call
in years. Bring us your floor CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber- offer (863)835-0692 or Mark (863)634-0566
plan and we will give you the glass, $150 (863)805-8786 (239)770-0248 CHRYSLER NEW PORT 1962 -
est rice in South Florida. Montura legal. Asking 2 Dr, Hard top. Runs good.
Call (863)675-8888 COBIA 1981 16 Ft., Cnt. Street legal. AskingAll original. Great project.
BANK REPO'S Console 60 hp Johnson. $600 (863)261-2907
MOVE TO YOUR LAND Runs great. Needs TLC. BOAT PARTS Console, l I LINCOLN CONTINENTAL ,
Mobile Home Angels $1300 (863)484-0267 BOAT PARTS Console, MARK V '79, Loaded, 79K
561-385-469 w/wind shield, gauges, misc. orig mi. Runs good. New body
561-385-469 ESCAPE SAILBOAT 14 ft, cat hrdw fuel tank-25 gal. $165 COACHMEN TRAVEL TRAILER orgk 5i. Runs god. Nw bdy
Inventory Liquidation Sale rig, much like a Sailfish, will sep (863)697-9704 33', good cond., orig. own- $2500. 330)573-8413
Models in stock sold cheap. easier to sail, will deliver lo- er, towed 1600 mi., $4500. PLYMOUTH '69 4 dr, every-
Negotiate your best price in cally. $895 (863)674-0647 BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva- (863)612-0515 thing electric, VIP model, ex-
years.We also have lots EVINRUDE '93, 6hp out- nized, perfect condition. cellent condition. $899
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or board. Like new. $400. $400 or best offer ilnegotiable. (786)506-6452
(863)673-4325 (561)262-1390 (863)612-6575Auto
Liquidacion de ventas, Todos FLATS BOAT -16', 1996, Moto yles 30 Iim- 4 5 S
los models tienen que saler. OMC88hp engine. With trail- a_
Tambien tenemos tereno dis- er. $1800. (772)971-7130 HARLEY ACCESS. Leath DUMP TRAILER '01, 7x12,
poneble. Llamee al GHEENOE CLASSIC BOAT'91 jacket, Vest & Chaps. XX double axle. $2500 firm.
(863)6 4442 / '04 Honda 15 hp 4 stroke, Small Worn 3 times. Like Automobiles 4005 (863)697-2032
(863)612-6511 power tilt & galvanized trail- new. $200. (863)763-7727 Autos Wanted 4010 4.__.
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide er. $3600 (863)634-0815 Classic Cars 4015 ',
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide HARLEY DAVIDSON 1996 Commercial Trucks 4020
$39,900 includes set up & HOLIDAY BOAT '84, 14', 1200 CC, 28K mls. Runs Construction '
A/C. Very easy financing w/Mariner 40hp engine. Trol- good. $2500 or best offer. Equipment 4025 EZ GO GOLF CART '00 36
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or ling motor & EZ load trailer. (863)634-1193 Foreln Cars 4030 vod, 7" lift kit, 23" tires, al-
(863)673-4325 $1500 (863)801-4756 Fou e e m. rims $2200.
HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus- Four Wheel Drtve 4035 um. rm s, $2200.
Nueva casa manufacturada de JON BOAT 16ft, 7.5hp tom Nice bike. $1000 or Heavy Duty Trucks4040 239-229-2974
3/2banos a solo $39,900 Chrysler motor, trailer best offer. (239)265-0985 Parts' Repairs 4045
Incluyendo instalacion com- $1000 (863)201-0672 Pickup Trucks 4050 Pat/ p.40
pleta y aire control. Para mas JON BOAT 12 ft, 6 hp motor, HONDA CRF 50 '05 Great Sport Utility 4055
information. Llamee a many extras. $600 starter bike, looks and runs TractorTrailers 4060 CHROME RIMS 17", Cadil-
S (863)675-4949 o (863)673-0329 leave mes- great $700 or best offer Utility Trailers 4065 lac, w/tires Goodyear Eagle
(863)612-6511 sage if no answer (863)634-6265 Vans 4070 GT, like new. $500 id Out XVhat's (appieing
TRADE IN'S WANTED JON BOAT 14 ft aluminum, KAWASAKI NINJA, '02 $900. (941)812-5315 Okee area
No Money Down... with your no motor, V haul, as is. $150 (863)261-1113 f FORD ENGINE 351 with ex- 3 war, A,.A bVy fadfing
Sold homes equity. Very easy (863)612-6575 SCAFFOLD On Motorcycle tras, complete. $500
financing. L ow prices on all OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft, trailer. $200. (863)763-3451 BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4 772542923 orSpape r ( er
Call) (863)675-8888 or 150 mer, float on aluminum cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
(863)673-4325 trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.S V Excellent condition. $1200 FORD ESCORT '92 for parts,
$4995 (863)946-1105 A(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce not title, can hear run, $400 It all starts with newspapers,
or best offer (863)228-4805 THIS HMSSAGE IS BROUGHTTOYOU BY THIS NEWSPAPER
Buying a car? Look In the POONTOON BOAT 20' & trail- CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE, or es oer (86AND THE NEWSPAPERASSOCIATION OF AMHEICA
classifleds. Selling a er, 35 hp Johnson motor. CHILD'S ATV 70 cc, needs '86 int. good cond., needs LEER BED COVER- Fiberglass, timiu -.
car? Look In the classl- Good condition. $1800. minor work $300 some body work, new parts, new $950 asking $100
fleds. (863)824-6720 (863)673-5784 $2500. (863)357-0704 (863)675-4858


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December 17, 2007
NOTICE
BBC 2008-01
Notice is hereby ivan that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 1:30
p, at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
Florida.
The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following proper-
ties located in the City of Clewiston:
Jerry Glover & Larry Ray, 712 Bowden Road
2. Darren N, Smith, 702 Bond Street
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Or-
dinances.
All persons interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Travis Reese, Building Official
253427 CGS 12/27/071/3/08


DODGE DAKOTA SPORT '94,
Runs great. Tires good. A/C
works well. $1900.
(863)675-0104
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4; auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-7706
FORD Needs work. $500.
(863)532-1327 '
FORD F-150 1999 Grey, 35K
5 spd. stick. 6 cyl. New tires.
Long bed cover. 1 Owner.
$5500 (863)467-5303
FORD F150 XLT,'94 4 whl.
dr., auto, $2500.
(863)634-5421
FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr.,
2 wheel drive, $1200 or best
offer. (863)675-7041 or
(863)673-4758
FORD F350 '93 4x4, crew
cab, remain. diesel, 110 gal
fuel tank. $3650 neg
(863)634-3947 anytime
FORD PICK UP '94 4 x 4, au-
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
(863)674-0467
GMC '86, Step side, Low-
ered.. 350 4 bolt main.
$2000. (863)447-1735


CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1992
Runs good. New paint.
Needs tires. Asking $1500.
or best offer. (863)673-4677
JEEP '98 4x4, tow bar, hitch,
new A/C, tires, brakes, have
rcpts. $4450 (863)946-1105
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR '04,
Loaded, Leather int., 30K
mi., Excellent condition.
$25,000. (863)674-1412
it's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for.
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CARGO TRAILER black, 2
yrs. old, w/spare, $2,750.
(863)824-0835.
CARGO TRAILER '07 7x16,
tantrum whls, 4 whl. elec.
brakes, ramp & side door,
- $2500. 239-229-2974
FLATBED TRAILER $300 or
best offer. (863)467-7011
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Sin-
gle, $175 (863)824-6720
TRAILER Goose Neck.
$2100 (863)467-0222
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vou looked for It?


CHEVY CAMPER VAN '89 -
Roof A/C, Refrig., Micro. CB
Radio. Engine needs work.
$600 (863)675-6107
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
(863)467-4650
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. 07000194CP
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY FRANCES COOPER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mary
Frances Cooper, deceased, File Num-
ber 07000194CR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave, La
Belle, Florida. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent' estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE 'DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is December 27, 2007.
Personal Representative: Kim Clark.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Elissa S. Vessal, Esquire PA, Attorney
1375 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Beach, F 33426
561-214-4648
254263 CN 12/27/071/3/08
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
January 4,2008
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Properly of Flora Blackmon:
2 fans, 1 china cabinet, 1 television,
misc. household items
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 07121 CA
Division #:
UNC:
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee for the registered holders of
New Century Home Equity Loan Trust,
Series 2005-B, Asset Backed Pass-
Through Certificates,
Plaintiff
-vs-
Jerry Grooms and Shawn Grooms, hus-
band and wile: Unknown Parties In
Possession #1; Unknown Parties In
Possession #2; If Living, And All Un-
known Parties Claiming By, Through,
Under And Against The Above Named
Defendants) Who Are Not Known To
Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Un-
known Parties May Claim An Interest
As Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, Or Other Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment ol Foreclosure
dated December 17, 2007, entered in
Civil Case No. 07121 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 201h Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County,'Florida, wherein
Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa-
ny, as Trustee for the registered hold-
ers of New Century Home Equity Loan
Trust, Series 2005-B, Asset Backed
Pass-Through Certificates, Plaintiff and
Jerry Grooms and Shawn Grooms,
Husband and Wife are defendantss; I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE HENRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, (BEING THE 2nd FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on January 16, 2008 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 14,15,16,17 AND 18 IN BLOCK
139 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLE-
WISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED, SEP-
TEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 THROUGH
78. INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON.CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER THE EAST HALF OF THE
EAST HALF OF THE NORTH HALF OF
THE SOUTH HALF OF TRACT 15, SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLU-
SIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
PUBLIC RECORDS.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST BILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN AS-
SISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 312
NORTHWEST THIRD STREET, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34972 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 19th
day of December, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
l/ Hammond
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
07-80135B
254167 CN 12/27/07 1/3/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA- CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-26
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA.,
A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
THOMAS S. HALL, JR., et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated Nov. 8, 2007 and entered in
Case NO. 2007-CA-26 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for GLADES County, Florida
wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, F.A., A FEDERAL ASSOCIA-
TION, is the Plaintiff and THOMAS S.
HALL, JR.; TINA D. HALL: TENANT #1
N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A
JANE DOE are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 10lh day of January, 2008, the
following dIcribed property as set
forth in said Fnal Judgment:
LOT 6, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 4TH ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 35, OF .THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL ID#: S36-38-34-007-0000-0060
A/K/A 6 Canal Way, Okeechobee, FL
34974
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as f the date of Ls Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 13, 2007.
Joe Flint
Clerk opf the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodation to participate in'this
proceeding should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office Is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center,
room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-956-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Flori-
da Relay Service, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding.
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By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE --- Home buyers ap-
preciate the benefits of "green" com-
munities, but residents don't neces-
sarily lead more eco-friendly lives
than their neighbors in traditional
homes, according to two University
of Florida studies conducted in the
fast-growing state.
The findings could mean some
homeowners in green communities
don't know enough about how to
reduce their environmental impact,
said Mark Hostetler, an associate pro-
fessor with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
Green communities are designed
to have less environmental impact
than traditional housing develop-
ments. The homes often feature en-
ergy-saving appliances, extensive in-
sulation and yards with native plants;
common areas typically include lots
of green space and drainage systems
that minimize stormwater runoff.
People moving into green devel-
opments may simply be interested in
open space, energy efficient homes or
the chance to see wildlife, Hostetler
said, and may not bring with them a
strong commitment to environmental
issues.
"You have to engage the people
that live in these communities," Mr.
Hostetler said. "It's a combination of
things, of not only education, raising
awareness, but understanding the
barriers that everyday people have,
to make it easier for them to involve
themselves in sustainable type of liv-
ing."
In the studies, Mr .Hostetler and
graduate student Krystal Noiseux
queried new homeowners in two
pairs of Central Florida communities.
Each pair consisted of a green hous-
ing development and a traditional
one of similar size, home value and
location.
The researchers mailed question-
naires to more than 900 households
in total, of which 340 responded.
The questionnaires were sent in June
2006 and mailed only to residents
who bought their homes in the past
two years.
Residents of both types of commu-
nities were concerned with indoor air
quality, green space and energy effi-
ciency, all of which are usually priori-
ties in green developments.
But residents of both types of
communities had only a moderate-
to low-level commitment to environ-
mental issues, responses showed.
The questionnaire contained a total
of 40 questions about environmental
knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.


'Deal of the Year' Award


Bond buyer's

WEST PALM BEACH -- Recognized that they can
as the nation's most innovative mu- tackle complex
nicipal bond issuer, the South Florida today."
Water Management District has been The Bond B
awarded The Bond Buyer's Deal of newspaper co\
the Year Award for its $546.1-million bond market, i
issue of certificates of participation closed between
(COPs) to fund Everglades restora- and September
tion projects. The District issued the awards. This y(
AAA-rated insured bonds in Novem- sixth annual, dr
ber 2006 to help jump start construc- from across thE
tion of Acceler8, eight projects criti- tions that finan
cal to the overall revitalization of the bridges, hospit
River of Grass. Notably, the District's mental protect,
COPs were the first ever to be issued housing and otl
for a natural resources project in the The entries ,
United States. Bond Buyer's
"This innovative funding mecha- chiefs, who lo
nism enabled the District to access financial comp
capital markets for .the agency's a deal to serve
contribution toward the $10 billion financings, and
federal-state plan to restore the Ev- for which the t
erglades," said District Governing were used. Tco
Board Chairman Eric Buermann after er and small is,
the announcement on Dec. 12. "The winners for eac
impact of our success is truly global. The District was
It lets others around the world know issuer finalist ir


procure funding to
environmental issues

uyer, a national daily
vering the municipal,
considered deals that
n October 1, 2006,
30, 2007, for its 2007
ear's competition, the
few nearly 100 entries
e country for transac-
ced projects including,
als, schools, environ-
on, an airport, military
hers.
were evaluated by The
editors and bureau
)oked for innovation,
ilexity, the ability for
as a model for other
1 the public purpose
transaction's proceeds
finalists, a large issu-
suer, were selected as
:h of five U.S. regions.
s earlier named a large
Sthe southeast region


and in New York last night selected as
the winner among 10 finalists for the
overall Deal of the Year Award.
"We felt that the South Florida
Water Management District, by put-
ting its efforts into getting started on
these projects to preserve and:restore
the Everglades, epitomized how in-
novation in the municipal market can
have an impact well beyond the local
level and help save a national asset,"
said Amy B. Resnick, editor in chief of
The Bond Buyer.
In 2004, Florida fast-tracked the
funding, design and construction of
Acceler8 projects through COPs fi-
nancing to bring positive benefits to
the Everglades sooner. As opposed
to the "pay as you go" approach, tax-
payer dollars needed for construction
are significantly leveraged, and the
expedited course of action reaffirms
the commitment of the State to revi-
talize the Everglades ecosystem.
"The COPs program is a living,
breathing example of how local gov-
ernments, state and federal agencies


Remember the most



precious gift


All of our lives we have spent put-
ting out fires. These fires were started
by our perfectionism and our procras-
tination. Along with panic of these
fires come the squeals of martyrdom
and yells of dissatisfaction. We have
all done this and it is our family who
have had listen to it.
Why do we torture our family with
hurtful words? I can tell you why! You
are so stressed' out and feeling like a
martyr! This has got to stop! I can help
you get rid of the stress, but it us up to
you to curb those angry words. The
first step is to follow our directions
for your routines, getting dressed to
shoes, hair and face.
It is up to you to change your at-
titude toward your family! Once you
change your .martyred outlook to
one of blessing your family and giv-
ing teaching moments, you will see.
a change in them. I know that you
don't believe me, but you can only
change yourself. It is by your example
that your family will begin to help
and support your efforts to secure a
peaceful home.
What does your wicked tongue do
to your children, your husband and
most of all you. It doesn't tell them
you love them. It makes them feel less
than; it hurts their self-worth. They
feel that they have no say in things.
It makes your husband feel that he is
married to his mother! I don't even
want to go there. They feel like ser-
vants, instead of family members.
Those harsh words are worse than a
whipping. You cut your family out of
the conversational loop. The family
can't even say what is on their mind
because they are afraid of you. Home
life is based on the fear of not making
mother mad. Your family members
hide from you. They become afraid to
tell you when something happens.
After those words have come from
your lips, just how do you feel then?
Do you feel laden with guilt or do you
even realize you are barking nasty
remarks their way. Oblivious to the
torture you have inflicted upon your
loved ones.
There is absolutely no excuse for
this. I don't want to hear that this is
the only way I can get my family to do
anything. This is the lie that you tell
yourself to not feel guilty. It is time to
forgive yourself and then ask them to
forgive you.
Many times in our lives we are
faced with things that are difficult. As
sidetracked people we allow our per-
fectionism to hurt us and our children.
We just do not know that is what is
causing us to be raving banshees.
Now you have a chance to change
by taking actions. You may not have


The

Flylady ,


by Maria
Cilley


known how to change in the past but
you are learning. Take these words
into your heart and forgive yourself.
You know the things you have said.
This can be the beginning of a new
relationship with your family.
I would like to suggest that you
start writing your feelings down too.
Not just the pain you are feeling but
how you can change. First you have
to forgive yourself. You are just learn-
ing these things; the more you write
the more you will discover about
yourself. You are not expected to be
perfect. Love yourself enough to take
these words and go forward from
here. This is not the end but the be-
ginning of a new life. After you forgive
yourself and get in touch with your
own feelings; then you can ask for
forgiveness. My heart goes out to you!
My prayers are with you and your
whole family.
You can do this; you found us be-
cause you were looking for a change
in your life. You are willing to make
changes.
Your tongue can criticize or it can
encourage. The choice is all yours. If
you have not changed your attitude,
then how can you expect to see a
change in them. It has to come from
the heart. If not they will see right
through you. They may not even be-
lieve it at first, because you will not
be sounding like the mother that have
been used to all your life. The children
may think the aliens have taken their
real mother away. Prove to them arid
their father that you have changed.
Sprinkle your words of love, encour-
agement and teaching, all over your
home. Apologize for your tongue.
Don't play the martyr game anymore.
No one loves a martyr. Not even you!
It time to FLY without the Guilt;
forgive yourself!
For more help getting rid of your
CHAOS; check out her web site and
join her free mentoring group at
www.FlyLady.net or her book, "Sink
Reflection," published by Bantam
and her New York Times Best Selling
book, "Body Clutter," published by
Fireside. Copyright 2007 Marla Cilley;
Used by permission in this publica-
tion.


Those results are significant, Mr.
Hostetler said, because all homeown-
ers can influence their own environ-
mental impact. Day-to-day choices
such as setting the thermostat, wa-
tering the lawn or choosing plants
for the yard influence a household's
resource consumption. The studies
indicate that residents of green com-
munities don't necessarily conserve
resources better than residents of tra-
ditional developments.
He believes that in any communi-
ty, green or traditional, there's a small
percentage of people who'd go all-
out to live sustainably, and another
group who'd refuse to inconvenience
themselves in the least.
The rest -- perhaps 80 to 90 per-
cent, by his estimate -- are willing to
reduce their resource consumption
but may not understand how. For ex-
ample, using ceiling fans rather than
an air conditioner may save hundreds
of dollars per year, but a homeowner
may not think to do it.
It's hard to say how much the UF
findings can be generalized to other
parts of the country; the studies need
to be replicated elsewhere, Hostetler
said. However, the results do indicate
that developers of green communi-
ties should thoroughly educate home
buyers.
What's certain is that home buy-
ers -- and the general public -- will
be hearing more about green homes
and communities, said Hal Knowles,
a consultant for UF's Program for Re-
source Efficient Communities, part
of the Florida Cooperative Extension
Service.
Green construction became popu-
lar in the United States during the
1990s, following the formation of
the U.S. Green Building Council, a
nonprofit that promotes sustainable
building practices and offers a widely
recognized certification program, Mr.
Knowles said.
Green certification can be an im-
portant marketing tool, said Nancy
Richardson, director of Audubon
International's Audubon Signature
Programs, which certify new devel-
opments.
"A developer is looking for some-
thing that makes them unique in the
marketplace," Ms. Richardson said.
"There's no doubt that (certification)
does help."
But some environmentalists de-
bate which standards are needed,
Hostetler said.
"There is much discussion about
the bar being set too low in these
certifications and it is sometimes too
easy being green," he said.


Farmers, ranchers encouraged to participate in census


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is
urging the state's farmers and ranchers
to watch their mail in early January for
the arrival of the 2007 Census of Agri-
culture form.
"I urge all of Florida's agricultural
producers to participate in the Census
by completing and returning the form,"
Bronson said. "The input received
by the Census helps shape the future
of agriculture for years to come, and
we want to make sure that the voices
of Florida's farmers and ranchers are
heard."
Conducted every five years by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, the
Census is a complete count *of the
nation's farms and ranches and the
people who operate them. The Census
examines land use and ownership, op-
erator characteristics, production prac-
tices, income and expenditures and
other topics. It provides the only source
,,of uniform, comprehensive agricultural
data for every county in the nation.
"Regardless of how large or small
their operation or what kinds of prod-
ucts they produce, it's important for
Florida farmers and ranchers to com-
plete and return the form," Bronson
said. "By participating in the Census,
they will help themselves and their
communities."


USDA's National Agricultural Statis-
tics Service (NASS) will mail out Cen-
sus forms on December 28, 2007, to
collect data for the 2007 calendar year.
Completed forms are due by Febru-
ary 4, 2008. Producers can return their
forms by mail or fill out the Census on-
line via a secure web site.
"The Census of Agriculture provides
information that benefits agricultural
producers and their communities in
many ways," Bronson said. "For in-
stance, policy-makers factor Census
data into decisions concerning agri-
cultural and rural programs. Commu-
nity planners use Census data to tar-
get needed services to rural residents.
Companies rely on Census data when
determining where to locate their op-
erations. And farmers themselves can
use Census data to help make critical
decisions about their businesses."
For more information about the
2007 Census of Agriculture, contact the
NASS Florida Field Office at (407) 648-
6013 or 1-800-344-6277 or visit www.
agcensus.usda.gov.

What is the Census
of Agriculture?
The Census of Agriculture is a com-
plete count, taken every five years, of
America's farms and ranches and the


people who operate them. It is the
most complete agricultural data re-
source available, providing the only
source of uniform, comprehensive in-
formation for every county in the na-
tion. The Census provides information
on land use and ownership, operator
characteristics, production practices,
income and expenditures, and many
other important topics. The 2007 Cen-
sus of Agriculture is your voice, your
future, your responsibility.
By participating in the 2007 Census,
producers can help show the nation
the value and importance of U.S. agri-
culture. This is an opportunity for every
producer to show how agriculture con-
tributes to America by providing food,
fuel and fiber. Each producer has the
power to influence key decisions that
will shape the direction of American
agriculture for years to come, includ-
ing:
Transportation and marketing lo-
cations;
Farm services;
Production practices and new
technologies; and,
Policy decisions.

The future
By responding to the Census, every
producer can have a positive impact
on the future of their own operation


and their entire community. The Cen-
sus provides valuable information used
for:
Community planning:
Farm succession planning:
Store/company locations:
Availability of operational loans
and other funding:
Location and staffing of USDA ser-
vice centers: and,
Federal budget support for agri-
culture.

Everyone's responsibility
Everyone's response to the Census
makes a difference. To assure we are
providing the best tools and reports,
we need accurate information from all
farmers and ranchers no matter how
large or small their operations. This
information is used to make a positive
difference in local communities. Ad-
ditionally, responses are required, and
protected by law.

What to Do?
Producers should look for the Cen-
sus form in their mailboxes in early
January 2008.
Forms must be mailed back or com-
pleted online by Feb. 4, 2008.
Visit www.agcensus.usda.gov for
more information.


can get together and get projects in
the ground faster," said District Exec-
utive Director Carol Ann Wehle.
Since 2000, Florida has invested
close to $2 billion toward the Com-
prehensive Everglades Restoration
Plan. Just this year, the state expanded
its restoration efforts to the northern
part of the ecosystem and extended a
dedicated trust fund through 2020 to
set aside another $2.3 billion in state
funding toward restoration of the
South Florida ecosystem.
Florida's 2007-08 budget includes
close to $200 million for the resto-
ration and protection of the South
Florida ecosystem, allocating $100
million for Everglades restoration,
$54 million for the restoration of Lake
Okeechobee, as well as $40 million
to protect the health of the Caloosa-
hatchee and St. Lucie estuaries.
For more information about Ev-
erglades restoration or updates, on
specific Acceler8 projects, please visit
www.evergladesnow.org .


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SGlades Economic Council annual meeting


Submitted photo/Fran Way
Ortona children and parents began their annual caroling hayride. The hayride made its way
through the neighborhoods, entertaining all.


Mr. and Mrs. Claus, (aka Ann and John Schall), enjoyed their evening in Ortona. After the
caroling and festivities at the Community Center they took a little time for themselves and
had a "family portrait" taken.


After the hayride the carolers and spectators met at the Community Center where Santa was
on hand for photos. Wesley McRoy, who seemed a little nervous about the situation, sat on
Santa's lap for a photo and the opportunity to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas.


Ortona kids celebrate the season


ORTONA -- Perhaps it was St.
Nick's influence for the heavy
rains of Dec. 14 and 15 ceased
just in time for Ortona children
and their parents to make their
early evening caroling hay ride.
Two wagonloads of youngsters
made stops and sang carols to
appreciative neighbors. Angel
Kirtland, OCA children's activi-
ties coordinator, said the chil-
dren practiced hard on their
songs. We were happy that so
many residents came out to
welcome them.
Following their caroling tour
through the neighborhoods,
the children returned for a de-








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Glades County Economic Development Council Director, Janice Groves, Buddy Taylor,
Kevin Thomas (Winner of B & I Award for 2007) attend the recent annual meeting.


Glades County Economic Development Council members, Janice Groves, Elizabeth Gar-
cia, Kristy Bristol and Kevin Thomas, winner of Business and Industry Award for a new
business for 2007 attended the recent annual membership meeting.


Guests at the recent Glades County Economic Development Council Annual Meeting in-
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Clewiston Christian School throws Christmas party to celebrate Jesus' birthday


Submitted photos

Birthday cake
The Clewiston Christian School Christmas party also de-
voted a portion of their program to "Celebrate Jesus' birth-
day". With birthday cake cupcakes, the program was a hit
for all.


Festive colors
Clewiston Christian School first graders enjoyed their
Christmas party with all the festive colors and decora-
tions.


Yummy
Evelyn Jones, a Clewiston Christian School pre-k'er, found
Jesus' birthday cake, cupcake, yummy!


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Holiday spirit
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Wise men still seek Him even today


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
When Jesus was born in Beth-
lehem there
came to do him
homage wise
men from the

this event the
Epiphany, and
traditionally cel-
ebrate it on Jan.
6, the twelfth day
of Christmas. An John
epiphany is a Hicks
moment of sud-
den intuitive understanding, a
flash of insight. Many times it is
associated with an appearance
or manifestation of God. On this'
day of Epiphany, we celebrate the
revealing of Jesus as Christ to the
Gentiles (that's us) in the persons
of the Magi.
The wise men spent their
whole lives looking for the sign
of the new born king. When they


had their epiphany, they went on
a journey of great distance, fol-
lowing the sign from God to find
the newborn king and savior.
Finding Christ, they offered gifts
out of their resources in response
to God's gift of love.
Discovering the spirit of God
and the presence of Christ in
our life is rarely experienced as a
blinding light or a burning bush.
Growing our soul and filling our
spirit with the right nutrients and
nourishment often requires an
intentional search. Fortunately
however, we have this promise
in Jeremiah 29:13: "You will seek
me and find me when you seek
me with all your heart."
All of us are familiar with the
game children play called hide
and seek. During a Church Christ-
mas dinner one year at the Clear-
water Church I served, I noticed
that it was getting hard for some of
the children to sit still, so a group
of us went over to the office area
and played hide and seek.


We had a great time, especial-
ly since it was the pastor's office
and they had the pastor playing
with them. Guess who got to be
"it"?
I closed my eyes and began
to count, one thousand one, one
thousand two, one thousand
three -all during this time I could
hear them running all around
giggling and trying to find a spe-
cial place to hide. One thousand
eight, one thousand nine. "What
was I supposed to count to?" The
answer came back, "Ten!"
"One thousand ten, ready or
not, here I come!" I knew where
one was hiding because he an-
swered me. Before I could open
my eyes, I heard the closet door
slam shut, so I knew where an-
other was hiding. Immediately,
.the desk in the front office began
to giggle unlike I had ever heard
that desk giggle before. I went to
look, and what to my wandering
eyes should appear, but two well
used tennis shoes sticking out


from under the desk, and there
were feet attached.
They were thrilled as I walked
directly over to them and played
at chasing them. I soon found
them all. At first, it seemed to me
that they might have found bet-
ter hiding places, but I've realized
something over the years, there is
fun in hiding, but the real fun is in
being found, in being discovered.
The same is true for us in life.
God cares enough about us to of-
fer us the gift of grace and love,
but doesn't force this gift -on us.
However, the signs are there for
us to follow. Whether it's the
Bethlehem Star or the sharing
with friends and colleagues, the
Christ child is God's way of stick-
ing His feet from under the desk
of life and proclaiming for all the
world to hear, "Here I am! Come
and find me!"
"You will find me when you
seek me with all your heart", says
God. It is what all wise men and
wise women do these days.


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By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
As 2007 winds down and we
crank up 2008 there is something
of which we all need to take
note. Life is a two-way proposi-
tion. It always returns whatever
you give it. And no one ever "gets
away" with anything. Sooner or
later each one receives back that
which he invests in life and living.
Many people like to think in
terms of luck, or chance. Then,
if they fail to find success or hap-
piness, they can always blame
someone else, or conditions, or
circumstances, for their failure.
They contend that the cards of
life are stacked against them, and
they must play the game accord-
ing to the rules and restrictions of
a fickle universe.
This is not true. Your life will


never be anything more, or any-
thing less, than you make it. And
wise is the man who learns to take
hold and shape his experience ac-
cording to a pattern of good.
Take a look at your life. What
do you see? Is there lack, limita-
tion, and error? Or is there in you
confidence and strength? Life is a
two-way proposition. If you are
not satisfied with the results that
are coming back to you, then it is
time to take a good long look at
what you are contributing.
Do you invest time, effort, and
energy in complaining, feeling
sorry for yourself, and vainly wish-
ing for other people and things to
change? If so, you are giving life
an attitude of dissatisfaction and
grumbling, and you may be sure
that your return will come quickly
in the form of more situations
about which you can complain.


You can always make even un-
happy conditions worse by con-
Scentrating on the problems.
SOr on the other hand, you can
choose to make your life whatever
you want it to be. You can, when
you are willing to render first
that which you want to receive.
Would you be loved? Then be lov-
ing. Would you be healthy? Then
stop concentrating on symptoms
and start breathing deeply, walk-
ing easily, and believing in your
own potential of perfect health
and wholeness. Would you be
Prosperous and successful? Then
sow the seeds of prosperity and
success by identifying with these
ideas in mind, cultivating an at-
titude of success and affluence,
and expressing your highest apti-
tudes and abilities. Would you re-
ceive? Then give. Would you live
in peace and harmony with oth-


ers? Then start by living in peace
and harmony with yourself. The
law works through every phase
of your experience, because life is
a two-way proposition. It always
returns to you whatever you give
it.
Perhaps as you look around at
the lives of others, you feel that
their success or prosperity is not
deserved; but checking up on oth-
ers is not your business. The law
takes care of returning to each
one that which he gives to live.
You have a full-time job making
your own investments in life. And
you can be sure that when you do
give to life that which you would
most like to receive, you will al-
ways be bountifully blessed. Life
always returns to you whatever
you give to it. (Read Galatians 6:7-
9 and 2nd Corinthians 9:6-8)


Christmas, miracle of miracles, gift of gifts


Rev. Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph.D.
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
"0 Holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend on us we pray, cast out
our sin and enter
n. be born in us ..""" ,
today...." How '
many times we
have sung these e
words at Christ- I -
mas. A very spe-
cial story and
prayer; that God
would some-
how come and Samuel S.
make the world Thomas
a better place by His presence
among us.
The thought of God coming
here in person is something be-
yond understanding, a real act of
faith. Yet it is a true story, a story
that has been witnessed and told
for countless generations. The
story that the Lord walked on
this earth, shared with his crea-
tures and creation, loved what he
saw and finally gave his life for it.
I have heard the story of the birth
of Jesus of Nazareth many times
and each time I think of the mir-


acle of this humble beginning.
While surrounded with all sorts
of obstacles and dangers; on the
fringes of the society of the day,
with persecution and only make-'
shift accommodations, and in a
difficult time of year under condi-
tions that were certainly primitive
by our standards today, in spite
of it all, there is that personifica-
tion of love, a child is born. As
our children come into the world
bearing two family traditions;
the Lord came bringing Heaven
and Earth together; begotten
and born among us. We always
celebrate the birthdays of great
people and this was the birthday
of all birthdays. The Holy Child
descended and cast away our
imperfections, entering into this
life in its fullest and then giving
Himself that we may be with
Him forever in the life to come.
To celebrate this birth, all parts
of creation were there: wise men
and ordinary shepherds, foreign-
ers and local people, animals and
angels from another realm and all
illuminated by a star from the far
corners of the universe to shine
over one special place. Recently


I 'have encountered persons who
have been weighed down by all
that goes with our celebrations
of "Christmas;" finding the right
gift, preparing foi extra events,
obligations to family, organiza-
tions with their annual affairs
and visits to see others. In the
midst of it all, some lose sight of
what it is all about. It is about the
Lord coming into the world and
all that he did by his presence, by
his acts of love, by his offering of
himself, by this special proof of
loving us in spite of all that seems
to go wrong; and by Jesus doing
it as personally as possible in a
way that human beings might
understand.
I remember hearing about
parents trying to explain what
Christmas was about to their
young daughter and hoping she
would understand, telling her it
was about Jesus' birthday. Then
came all of the shopping, visits
to "Santa" and putting up the
tree. When Christmas morning
arrived, the parents heard a little
voice singing "Happy birthday to
you, happy birthday to you." and
thought they didn't really explain


after all. Their disappointment
was turned to joy when they
heard "Happy birthday dear Je-
sus, happy birthday to you." She
understood after all, in spite of all
of the "glitz" and distraction. In
the midst of all of our "busyness"
it is easy to forget what it is all
about. Our prayers this season
are prayers not to be forgotten.
"0 Holy Child of Bethlehem, de-
scend on us we pray..." descend
on us once more that this may be
a moment of reverence for the
greatest of miracles and greatest
gift of gifts ever to be received.
SMay the Lord truly enter in
once more, be born again in our
hearts and homes this season.:
May all of the special memories
of Christmas, from the first one
so long ago, and throughout all
of the ages, shine in our hearts
that the gift may be proclaimed.
Let "Peace on Earth, good will
toward men," shine forth in each
of us as we contemplate it. Mer-
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Calvary Baptist has
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Calvary Baptist now has a
web site. It is www.calvarybap-
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events going on at the church
you can join in their prayer guide.
You can keep up with Pastor Da-
S vid's messages and comments.
See what exciting things God is
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you are always welcome. Nurs-
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Church open thrift
shop
The First United Methodist
Thrift Shop, located at the corner
of Sixth Street and Avenue L in
the "little white building" next to
the Fellowship Hall, is now open
on Saturday mornings to serve
the local community. There will
be lots of items to choose from
(house wares/clothing/shoes) all
at bargain prices. All funds go to


support local church mission ef-
forts. The shop is sponsored by
the United Methodist Women's
Group of Moore Haven and the
members of the First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-
ven.

St. Martin's holiday
service times
St. Martin's Church in Clewis-
ton has set their proposed Christ-
mas schedule as follows:
Dec. 30 The First Sunday af-
ter Christmas 9 a.m. Holy Com-
munion

Methodist Church
Plans services
Service time for First United
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Rev. Thon Street and is located
at 300 Avenue L. in Moore Ha-
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The church telephone number
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Their main purpose is to prepare
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They are continuing steadfast in
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Contest
Continued From Page 18
ond place business winner was
Everglades Realty, and in third
place was Rainbow Gardens
Flowers & Gifts.
The resident first place win-
ner was Frances Bryant; second
place resident winner was Thel-
ma Brinkley, and in third place
was Patricia Brown.
The council has noted over
the years that this'contest is a
way for local folks to get into
the holiday spirit, and for visi-
tors to take notice of Moore Ha-
ven as they pass by.
A great deal of effort went
into setting up character cut-
outs, placing inflatables in the
right spot and draping electric
lights around the house or of-
fice building.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


Center
Continued From Page 1
adjacent to the city of Moore
Haven.
The school director, Eliza
Brown, would like to announce
that there will be no enrollment
fee for the second semester. The
center serves children ages 2 to
4 and has a Volunteer Pre-Kin-
dergarten (VPK) program.
Call Ms. Brown for more in-
formation at (863) 946-1200.
Eliza Brown and staff would
like to thank Tommy Cook and
Deborah Jones for their covert
work in red uniform, and to the
jolly man's helpers, Linda Allen,
Fred Allen and the United Meth-
odist Thrift Shop.
Another thanks goes to
George Dominguez as volunteer
bus driver for the Hope Connec-
tions trip.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


INI/Nena Bolan
Winners for Moore Haven's business decoration contest are first place Ahern's BP with Kelly
Thompson accepting the award, right; Everglades Realty was second with Jeffrey and Deb-
bie Davis in the center; and Rainbow Gardens Flowers & Gifts received thirds place for Cindy
Davidson on the left.


INI/Nena Bolan
Students are counted by staff before they load up and return to the child development center
on Hendrix Street.


Make a shopping list


and then check it twice


The other day On our radio
show, we had a call from a wom-
an who wanted to make some
changes in her life with regard
to the food they were eating. She
said she knew it was out of con-
trol and things had to change. She
felt bad, she had no energy and
she wanted a better way.
Does that describe you? You
know things aren't right in your
pantry-you know you could do
better in your fridge, too. Dinner is
a wait-and-see proposition; some-
times you have time to make it,
but most times you drive thru
or order pizza. There is no sem-
blance of order to the food in your
life and the concern for nutrition
is secondary and only comes in
pangs of guilt, not from planning.
It doesn't have to be like this.
Taking care of the food in your
family's life doesn't have to be
hard, massively time consuming
or brain numbing. You just have
to spend a small amount of time
on it and it will pay you back in
dividends-I promise!
Here are 5 simple rules of
thumb to keep in mind next time
you're in the grocery store. This
will help you get the food that will
make you feel good, not guilty:
1) Buy stuff that is grown in
the ground and easily recogniz-
able. Also known as fruit and
vegetables, most of these items
won't come in boxes with color-
ful labels.
2) With few exceptions, most
food purchased with a coupon is
really pseudo-food that you're not
going to want to put in your body.
Even if you can double a coupon
and buy Hot Pockets, Bagel Bites
or something else equally unwor-
thy for less than a dollar, do you
still REALLY think this is such a
good deal when you consider the
negative nutrition you're really go-
ing to consume?
3) Read what's in the food you
are considering purchasing. If you .
can't pronounce it, don't buy it.
Further, if you don't know what
some of the ingredients are on the


4N The Dinner
Diva

by
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u Ely

list, don't buy it either.
4) Make sure you are buying
food without dyes. Did you know
that the pink coloring of Good and
Plenty candy comes from cochi-
neal beetles and their eggs? Pink
yogurts also have this coloring
and yes, it also comes from dead
bugs and their offspring. Sounds
yummy, doesn't it?
5) Use a list!! For goodness
sake, you can't make magical
menus appear off the top of your
head, shopping in the grocery
store without a list. It takes plan-
ning, a menu, a little creativity and
yes, a grocery list! I have a bunch
of sample menus (with the gro-
cery list) for you to use if you want
to give them a try-you know
where the Dinner Diva lives.;-)
We have enough on ourplates
(bad pun, sorry) without having
the food in our house be an issue.
Don't you agree? Then hop on the
band wagon and let's get the food
in our households under control
so that it is helping us to be the
best We can be, not weighing us
down, making us feel guilty.
Life is too short for crummy
nutrition. Do like Santa-make
a list and check it twice. You re-
ally do need to know what foods
are naughty and which ones are
nice.
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out her web-
site ). www.SavingDinner.com
or her Saving Dinner Book se-
ries published by Ballantine and
her New York Times Best Selling
book Body Clutter, published by
Fireside.. Copyright 2007; Le-
anne Ely Used by permission in
this publication.


Profile
Continued From Page 1
ish Revolution and it took a long
time for people to heal. Maybe
things changed a little bit.
S Q: How did you end up in the
United States?
A: The Pope was asking to
send priests to South America.
They advised to volunteer and
I just answered the call. I went
to be trained at the University of
Madrid. We were trying to get
ready to go. A few of us were
sent to Florida because of the
Spanish population. You are
sent where you are needed. It
was not my choice. I was lucky.
Q: What happened after your


Sheetflow
Continued From Page 1
est route to the old road bed
leading to the mailbox. After all,
there was no way to see where
the wallowing holes were be-
neath the water.
So turning eastward, it was
almost a matter of straddling the
barbed wire fence to keep from
sinking in up to my knees. More
and more it seems as if it might
be a good idea to take along a
little skiff for a time like this!
Come to think of it, maybe Mr.
Rat would lend his.
At the end of the cow corri-
dor, there was the little shaded
pool, just as before, with shin-
ing star-face water lilies and


arrival in Florida?
A: I was sent to Palm Beach
to stay and I took care of Span-
ish farm workers in Belle Glade.
I was traveling all the time in the
beginning. From Palm Beach I
was sent to Homestead, then I
went to take care of Arcadia and
Wauchulla, then to Cape Coral
and Pine Island. I stayed about
three years in each place. Then
I went to Venice in Sarasota
County for 23 years.
Q: How did you find your
way to Moore Haven?
A: I retired but it was boring.
I wanted to take a smaller place
and Moore Haven was open.
Here I am going on my seventh
year already. I have tried to ad-
just everywhere I went and I


curly, crisp watercress. As long
as these warmer-than-usual
days stay, so will they.
An old, falling-down fence'
runs alongside the little water
hole, serving no purpose except
to be a poetic backdrop for vari-
ous daisies to lean against. Con-
tinuing eastward away from the.
oaks at the pool which would
eventually bring me to the rut-
ted roadbed, there were the pale
little faces of late autumn asters,
acres of them! many of the
blooms no bigger than a dime.
They're usually gone to seed
by this late time, but this year
their time-table has been elon-
Sgated considerably. They're in
full bloom with only a head of
seeds here and there. In wide
ribbon-like drifts they stretch
across the pasture Where the


have friends all over, and I'm
happy in this place, too.
Q: What has been an inspira-
tion for you?
A: I always like to get involved
in social work. Every place you
go you find people who need
help. I helped some young peo-
ple in Immokalee with educa-
tion and got them through col-
lege which lets them help their
own people, too. We do things
to reach out to the needy, and
in Venice we bought four one-
room apartments to accommo-
date transient people. Some had
their homes burn down, some
are pregnant girls who cannot
stay at home. It is not only the
tourists who come to Florida.
Poor people come to Florida in


ground is a little higher. They're
not averse to plenty of moisture,
but they don't take kindly to sit-
ting in water for more than a
short time.
The old lock to the road
gate was too rusted to open, so
climbing over it afforded a good
vantage point to see the world
from on high that is, as high as
the big gate. Standing a-top the
wide gate post, looking back,
there was the giant cypress sen-
tinel, which is not far from the
cow corridor, totally decorated
with snow-white herons, on
every branch from its pointed
top that sliced the cobalt blue
to the lowest limbs that almost
touched the ground. And not a
bird was moving! The whole
leafless tree looked as if it were
artistically decorated with big,


winter because they do not have
a warm place to stay.
We don't just take care of
spiritual needs of the people.
We must take care of the whole
person. That is why we do the
share program like the food
pantry. We send gifts and toys
to small churches in Buckhead
Ridge and Muse. They love it
and every year we have a great
response.
Q: How do you cope with
life's difficulties?
A: We don't know everything
so as Christians we call on the
Good Shepherd. Prayers using
the Psalms are beautiful and
they help any situation; a source
of encouragement. They are
guides to the mood of the sea-


fat Christmas icicles and silver
tinsel, known as Spanish moss,
which is not a moss although
its stems are moss-like that
bear small leaves and tiny yel-
low flowers. The hanging stems
are sometimes 20 feet long. At
this time of year when a leafless
tree is covered with the grace-
ful scarves of Spanish moss, the
appearance is purely ghostlike.
Spanish moss belongs to the
family Bromeliaceae.
. Almost at the mailbox on the
edge of the sand and clay road
that's like a causeway running
between two wide, deep-ditch
canals, there is a continuous
parade of wildflowers that all
but defy identification. Some
are there one day and gone the
next, others bloom for weeks
while others are seen perhaps


sons. We have retreats every so
often to get energized, and try to
get your peers to help, too.
Would you care to say some
things to folks in Glades County?
Get a good education and do
not quit school. Make sure ev-
ery kid gets through high school
and some go to college. This
must come from the parents.
They should have a good tutor-
ing program. Try to improve
and advance. Everybody needs
improvements. My greatest con-
cern is about young people.
Q: What about your work
in the county jail and the state
prison?
A: Here it is ecumenical with
all faiths. We have to give them
encouragement and hope. In the


every few years. Their habits
seem strange to observers but
may be perfectly natural in the
wondrous world of the wild.
Like today...a great surprise at
seeing the pretty face of pink
Ruellia, a conspicuous sessile
flower that often lasts only a few
hours, which just may be the
reason I had not seen it before.
But there it was, atop a tall stem,
fully open.
Returning along the fence line
that crosses the southwest pas-
ture, a far piece from the haunts
of the ducks to which they had
returned, their soft, faraway
quacking was the only sound as
the sun dropped lower and low-
er in the purple twilight, its rays
radiantly reflected on gathering
night clouds. Suddenly becom-
ing aware of a great golden light


beginning.they are sad and dis-
couraged. Bringing hope is the
main thing. We can'see changes
when we laugh and pray togeth-
er. They change themselves.
They should know they are not
alone in this little place.
Father Soy can be reached at
(863) 946-0696 if you wouldjike
to volunteer your ser\icf-. or if
you would like tojil~Hout an ap-
plicatiornforthe-ffood pantry. St.
Joseph Catholic Church is locat-
ed at 1800 North U.S Hwy #27
in Moore Haven.
Staff writer Nena Bolan
can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com


in the east, my feet broke into a
slow run hoping to get back to
the big pond in time to see the
sunset reflections
Oh what an aura of grandeur!
The entire pond was a moving
mass of reflections of the setting
scarlet sun, another Van Gogh
original that only happens when
the sun is nearing the end of the
summer solstice. And suddenly,
as if on cue from an unseen
director, a great flock of white-
winged doves dotted the flam-
ing image flying west into the
piney woods. The only sound
breaking the silence was the
soft-squeakings of those many
white-wings.
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