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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: November 24, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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At a Glance

Red Cross to move
Clewiston shelter
The American Red Cross,
Greater Palm Beach Area Chap-
ter, will move its Clewiston shel-
ter across town to the Harlem
Gym as of last Friday evening.
The move from the John Boy
Auditorium will take place after
shelter residents finish their
evening meals. The new shelter
is located at 2000 10th Street in
Clewiston.

Workforce
Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma,
the Workforce Innovation
agency has been forced to relo-
cate. They are currently in oper-
ation and are located at 215 San
Frisco Street. Representatives
from Children and Family will
also be present.

Thanksgiving
dinner planned
First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston is hosting
a Thanksgiving dinner with
turkey and all of the fixings on
Thursday, Nov. 24, at noon.
Everyone in the community is
invited, with special invitations
going to those families staying
in the shelter and those still
,without electricity. Come and
enjoy some good food and
warm fellowship! Volunteers to
help prepare and serve the
meal are welcome. Call 983-
5269:

Annual toy drive
Please help Langford Ford_
proMide gifts to the need chil-
dren of Hendry County. They
are asking indiMiduals and busi-
nesses in Hendry County to
help by donating to our annual
toy drive for the more than 130
needy children in Hendry
County. The employees of
Langford Ford and several other
businesses have given up their
own Christmas exchange again
this year to donate to the fund,
any amount would be greatly
appreciated! The list of children
is provided by the Hendry
County Health Department and
the families are screened.
Please send or drop off dona-
tions to: Langford Ford, Inc. 851
S. Main Street, Labelle, Fl
33935, Attn: Bobbie, Kim, or
Blanca.

Kids are
for the birds
The Big "0" Birding Festival
Committee is planning some-
thing new this year, a "Kids are
for the Birds" activity day in
Tom Perry Memorial Park in
Moore Haven. Build birdhous-
es, learn about Florida's 15
species of bats, what flowers
you should plant to attract
native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and vendors
are welcome. For more infor-
mation call (863) 946-0300 or e-
mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com.

Lake Level


New stores, homes on the way


By Bill Fabian
,CLEWISTON The wave of
growth and development in the
inland areas of Florida that has
been discussed for many months
is on the verge of becoming visi-
ble in Clewiston;
A total of five different sites
involved in plans for develop-
ment within Clewiston's city lim-
its were discussed by the city
commission at its workshop on
Nov. 21, including two commer-
cial development projects and


three residential housing plans,
all expected to begin construc-
tion within year.
At the forefront of new devel-
opments, a presentation by
Lennar Homes, Inc. to the
Clewiston City Commission was
made to introduce a proposed
development of 80 town homes,
to be located on a 7.75-acre par-
cel behind the former K-Mart
store.
Lennar Homes, a "nationally
known" developer, has been in
operation for more than' 50 years,


Cleaning up: Cleanup will continue


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON In anticipa-
tion of debt arising from fund-
ing lor a new water plant, city
water officials have pushed for
an increase in water rates for
customers of city water in and
around the city of Clewiston.
However, a water conserva-
tion plan enacted by the city
may mean that water cus-
tomers might not be consum-
ing as much water as usual.
A report to the Clewiston
City Commission cited costs
incurred by the city for building
the water plant, in addition to,
projected increase- in bulk
purchase costs imposed, b, the
U.S. Sugar Corporation, in a
proposal for increased rates.
The increases were expected
to take effect Jan. 2.
City Commission members
approved the ordinance Nov.
2., and will host a public hear-


INI/Bill Fabian
Heavy equipment is called for when dragging out surrounding canals of hurricane
debris. While most areas of the city look as though Hurricane Wilma never happened,
cleanup will continue for weeks.


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Just some of the vegetation that was pulled from surrounding canals as cleanup from
Hurricane Wilma continues.


and has developed homes in 15
states, according to a company
spokesman. The developer,
based in Miami, has decided to
ride the wave of growth and
build houses in Clewiston as
more people are beginning to
migrate inland from Dade,
Broward, and Palm Beach Coun-
ties.
The 80 town homes will be
accessible via Berner Road,
where an electronic gate may be
installed. The development, slat-
ed to be named "Sweet Lake Vil-


las", will be comprised of mixed
one and two story town homes,
with varying numbers of rooms
per unit. Tile roofs and hurricane
shutters are also part of the
design plans.
In addition, the complex will
include a clubhouse, pool, and
cabana patio area. The proposed
homeowners' association would
be in charge of maintaining the
complex, including the inner
road servicing the units, and
landscaping designed as buffers
from nearby commercial cen-


ters.
Lennar Homes would be
iespronsible for more than
$,1-1),uI00 n1: impact fees to the
city and county, which would be
used according to the city and
county, inter-local agreement.
The developer could have.sub-
mitted plans for the villas before
the deadline for impact fees, but
chose not to rush the project.
Two other residential housing
developers have submitted plans
See New Page 9


ing for the matter on Dec. 19.
According -to City Manager
Wendell Johnson, no addition-
al increases in water, rates are
expected to be made once the
water plant is built.
"it \\'e do not raise the rates
now, we are still going to face
having to do so when the plant
is built," said Johnson.
The monthly water rates
increase will be for non-bulk
consumers. The new monthly
rates include a minimum
charge of $6-for water con-
sumption, along with $3.91 per
1,000 gallons- within first
10,000 gallons; $4.30 per 1,000
allons '. \thin 10,001 to 20,000
gallons: and $4-.73iper 1,000
gallons consumed past 20,000
gallons.
Tapping and connection
fees were also increased, with
charges ranging from $550 to
See Water Page 9


City to modify



landscape plan


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The city's
landscape, though already
severely altered by Hurricane
Wilma, will be managed under
more detailed landscaping stan-
dards in the coming months.
In response to the need for
improvement to the city's stan-
dards for landscape manage-
ment and modification, the city
of Clewiston considered an ordi-
nance to repeal the existing
code and enact a "completely
new landscape development
code."
The hew protocol will
employ stricter practices for
enforcing landscape standards,
and provide more detailed and


defined landscape development
standards than the existing
code.
According to City Manager
Wendell Johnson, the existing
ordinance exempts develop-
ment in R-1A, R-1B, R-1C and R-
2 zoning districts from all land-
scape standards, even though
the most visible ongoing con-
struction activity in Clewiston is
residential.
The new ordinance will
name more specific standards
for landscape elements such as
landscape design, planting
plans, off-street parking, land-
scape maintenance, buffers for
multi-family, commercial and
See City Page 9


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Index

Classifieds...... 18-21
Opinion .......... .. .4
Sports ............. 14
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Sports fan
CLEWISTON Matthew
Ashton, a freshman at Clewis-
ton High School, got the
chance of a lifetime when his
wish to hang out with golf leg-
end Tiger Woods came true.
The 15-year-old was given
the opportunity to meet his
favorite professional golfer
through the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, which coordinated
the meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Woods, now 29 years of age,
has truly become a golf legend :
since becoming a professional
golfer in the late summer of
1996. He has won 62 tourna-
ments, 46 of those on the PGA
Tour, including the 1997, 2001,
2002 and 2005 Masters Tourna-
ments, 1999 and 2000 PGA
Championships, 2000 and 2002
U.S. Open Championships, and
2000 and 2005 British Open
Championships. With his sec-
ond Masters victory in 2001,
Tiger became the first ever to


meets golf champion


hold all four professional major
championships at the same
time. He is the career victories
leader among active players on
the PGA Tour, and is the career
money list leader.
.Woods won 11 tourna-
ments in 2000, nine on the PGA
Tour, one on the PGA European
Tour and the PGA Grand Slam.
In addition, Woods and David
Duval won the World Cup team
title for the United States. He
earned $9,188,321 on the PGA
Tour ($11,034,530 worldwide)
and broke the PGA Tour record
of $6,616,585, which he set in
1999.
Tiger increased his record
total on the PGA Tour career
money list to $45,142,737
through 2004, and had won
$55,992,856 worldwide.
His nine PGA Tour victories
in 2000 equaled the fifth high-
est total ever and were the most
since Sam Snead won 11 in


1950. He had eight PGA Tour
victories in 1999, and 11 victo-
ries worldwide while winning
$7,681,625.
In 2000, Woods matched
the record of Ben Hogan in
1953 in winning three profes-
sional major championships in
the same year. Hogan won the
Masters, U.S. Open and British
Open. Tiger also became the
first since Denny Shute in 1936-
37 to win the PGA Champi-
onship in consecutive years.
-In winning the British Open,
Woods became the youngest to
complete the career Grand
Slam of professional major
championships and only the
fifth ever to do so, following
Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Gary
Player and Jack Nicklaus. Tiger
also was the youngest Masters
champion ever, at the age of 21
years, three months and 14
See Tiger Page 9


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Annual Boy Scout food drive
Every year the Boy Scouts prepare for their annual food
drive together with the Salvation Army. The food drive
took place in the Salvation Army in LaBelle on Saturday,
Nov. 19. The food drive helps the Salvation Army provide
many of our poor and homeless people with some food
for them and their families. As the food drive begins the
scouts bring in all the collected can foods.


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you can't look at Ringo and not do the joke. But unfortu-
nately, there is nothing funny about this week's winner
because Ringo came up missing after Hurricane Wilma
blew through the Glades area. Ringo's owners would like
nothing better than to claim their prize and have their
beloved pet back in their care. If you've seen Ringo,
please contact Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic in Belle Glade
at (561) 996-5500. Help out a devastated family in finding
Ringo and not only will Ringo get his day of pampering,
so will your pet. If you have any interesting photos of
your pet, submit them to myoung@newszap.com for a
chance to win your pet a day of pampering at Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital.


In the Military


Martin Hernandez, Jr.
Private First Class Martin Her-
nandez, Jr. completed boot camp
training with -the U.S. Marine
Corp in Parris
Carolina.
Marine
Corps recruit
training is a
most difficult -
and demand-
ing undertak-
ing, one in
which the best Martin
and the bright- Hernandez, Jr.
est of Ameri-
can's are transformed into United
States Marines. The training has
physically, intellectually and


morally challenged these Marines
to the limits of their endurance.
Private First Class Hernandez
was assigned to Platoon 2078. He
received a Meritorious Promo-
tion. This is awarded to one
recruit in each unit who demon-
strates high degree of proficiency
and has shown exceptional lead-
ership capabilities.
He was promoted in rank to
Private First Class. Currently Pri-
vate First Class Hernandez is in
Jacksonville, North Carolina
obtaining additional training. Pri-
vate First Class Hernandez is from
Pahokee and graduated in May
from Pahokee Middle Senior High
School. He is the'son of Elizabeth
Cayson.


The holiday season from
Thanksgiving through New Year's
Day can be treacherous for
those watching their calories. It's
easy to overindulge at holiday
feasts. A traditional American
Thanksgiving dinner may have
2,000 calories.
Rethink the "traditional" din-
ner. The Pilgrims and Indians at the
first Thanksgiving probably did not
consume green bean and mush-
room soup casserole or marshmal-
lows on the sweet potatoes. Their
feast more likely included roasted
turkey and venison, fresh fish,
roasted ears of corn and baked
sweet potatoes. (Corn and sweet
potatoes are both native to North
America, and both plants were cul-
tivated by Native Americans.) A
"traditional" Thanksgiving meal


can be a very healthy and nutri-
tious one, with lean, roasted meat
and lots of fresh vegetables.
Drink lots of water. If your
body becomes dehydrated, you
might think you feel "hungry"
when what you really need is
water. Be aware of the calories in
beverages. Beer, wine or other
alcoholic beverages are high in
calories. Juices may also be high in
sugar. If you are trying to cut back
on calories, stick with water or
unsweetened iced tea.
Eat a sensible, healthy break-
fast. Skipping meals may make you
hungrier and it may also cause you
to overeat. Skipping meals is also
hard on your metabolism. If you
are planning a big meal at noon, try
something like oatmeal or whole
grain cereal and fruit for breakfast.


Be aware of portions. Take
small samples of each dish. If you
are still hungry, you can always go
back for "seconds". Taking big por-
tions may make you feel obligated
to finish the food on your plate.
Be aware of the variety of
foods. Fill two-thirds of your plate
with vegetables and fruits.
Don't eat bread before the
meal, and try to limityour bread con-
sumption towhole grain choices.
Remember that moderation
is the key. Ask for a small slice of
your favorite pie, pleading that you
are already full from the delicious
meal. Having a small portion of
your favorite foods may help you
maintain your self control and
avoid a late-night binge.
If you are on a diet or dietary
restrictions under a doctor's care,


consult with your doctor before the
holidays. Ask what foods you must
strictly avoid, and which you may
consume with moderation.
At a holiday event with a buf-
fet, find yourself a place as far away
as possible from the buffet table.
It's too tempting to snack if food is
nearby.
Remind yourself that it is all
right to leave food on your plate.
Better to waste a little food than to
consume-food that your body
doesn't need.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important for those whoare on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badlywith foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


From the Editor: Happy Thanksgiving!


By Mark Young
And so it begins.
Today marks the official kick-
off to the holiday season and as
this uniquely American holiday
engulfs us like the feast that
awaits our anxious gullets, may
we remember the true spirit of
which defines
Thanksgiving.
A celebration
of bounty, an
honor to those
farmers and
ranchers who
feed the world,
a day to glorify
in the warmth
of family of
friends, and a MarkYoung
moment in
time to give thanks for our bless-
ings.
Give thanks thanksgiving.
But let us not forget the wonder-
ful traditions that abound on this
special day. Sounds of football
echo from the living room to the
delight of full-bellied men who
struggle to keep their eyes open
as the Detroit Lions revel in their
only day of spotlight gridiron -
which is too much for any man to
suffer both the infamous turkey
sleep drug and the combination
of the Lions playing.
The sounds of dishes clinking
away in the kitchen as mom and
daughter tackle the chore of the
massive cleanup fill our ears like


an orchestrated symphony.
The smell of baked turkey still
hangs fresh in the air, creating
renewed visions of steam rising
from the stuffing, sparking
melancholy memories of dark,
creamy gravy breeching through
the dam of mashed potatoes,
oozing gently into the green bean
casserole adding flavor to a
wealth of rich delights. It won't
be long before the oven door
opens to release the wafting
aroma of mom's homemade
apple and pumpkin pies. The
scents reach the noses of those of
who have lost their struggle
against turkey dreams and visions
of hot apple pie with whipped
cream piled high on top fill the
mind's imagination as the heat
from the tasty treat sends the
melting cream into a fast flowing
cascade of snowy white goo.
And with great satisfaction the
feast has ended and the Lions
have lost another in an endless
array of yearly snoozers. Yes, tra-
ditions are to be revered, to be
held onto with the unbridled
devotion of a young child's
clinched fingers around his moth-
er's neck as she gently lays him
down for bed. Whatever the tra-
dition may be on this special day,
whatever brings joy and peace to
your family, celebrate it with
honor, with dignity; and with
love.
Yes, this is a day to give thanks


Catfish, moonshine, and cattle on the pea vine


'Florida's' rich pioneer spirit
comes alive when the South Flori-
da Community College Museum
of Florida Art and Culture
(MOFAC) hosts a series of pro-
grams in conjunction with its
exhibit, "Catfish, Moonshine, and
Cattle on the Pea vine: Surviving
on Florida's Last Frontier."
The opening reception will be
held Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and
the exhibit runs through Jan. 28,
2006. It is free and open to the
public. This exhibit is sponsored
by the Florida Humanities Coun-
cil.
The work of pioneer families
from the Lake Okeechobee area
and along the Pea vine Trail will be
depicted through photographs,
original art, demonstrations, and
video. Three panel discussions
focus on their importance to Flori-
da's history and economy.
Some of these pioneer families
made and continue to make their
living from cat fishing in Florida's
Big Lake Region that area sur-
rounding Lake Okeechobee.
Other Florida pioneers drove cat-
tle or made moonshine to keep
food on the table. They lived along
the Pea vine, a trail that ran from
present day Kissimmee, south to
the shipping docks in Punta Rassa.
According to Jim Fitch, project
director emeritus, MOFAC, the
exhibit is about "resourceful,
determined people who, con-
fronted with a rapidly changing
environment, made a conscious
decision to remain free of the
encumbrances of modern society.
They chose to follow their hearts.
Our story provides an opportunity
to meet these folks, understand


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Submitted to INI/Deborah J. Bell
In the 1930s, Beedie Mae married homesteader, Edgar
Thomas. They settled on a piece of land along the Pea vine
Trail and built their dream house. Early settlers on the Pea vine
were, for the most part, not cattle ranchers but homesteaders
who supplemented their income by working as cowhands.


them better, and perhaps reflect
on choices we have made in our
own lives."
The panel discussion and
demonstration schedule is as fol-
lows:
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:30-5 p.m.,
"Catfish: Folkways andTraditions"
Leo and Judy Gillis will discuss
their lives as cat fishermen, and
Judge William Hendry will talk
about working in an Okeechobee
fish house as a young man. A cat-
fish fry and tasting will be held
outside SFCC MOFAC prior to the
discussion.
Friday, Jan. 13, 12:30-2 p.m.,
"Catfish and Cattle: History and
the Environment"
Moderated by Dr. James M.


Denham of Florida Southern Col-
lege, the panel discussion
includes Audrey Vickers, journal-
ist; Dr. Hilary Swain, Archbold
Biological Station; and Iris Wall,
cattlewoman. The discussion and
a light luncheon will be held at the
SFCC University Center.
Friday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.-9
.p.m., "Moonshine" Moderated by
Dr. Kristin Congdon of the Univer-
sity of Central Florida, the panel
discussion includes Robert Skip-


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Located At:
23 Ft. Thompson Ave
LaBelle, FL
(across from the Caloosa Belle)
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per, storyteller; Michael Barkley-
Damboise, cowboy poet; and
Johanne Lauchman, Henscratch
Farms, Vineyard and Winery. The
discussion and a wine tasting will
be held at the Hotel Jacaranda,
Avon Park.
MOFAC provides an exhibition
venue for contemporary Florida
Regionalists and preserves Flori-
da's history and heritage through
its art. The Museum also serves as
a repository for the discoveries
unearthed by members of the
Kissimmee Valley Archaeological
and Historical Conservancy.
MOFAC is located adjacent to
the SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, 600 West College Drive,
Avon Park. It is open to the public
October through April, Wednes-
day, Thursday, and Friday, 12:30-
4:30 p.m., and by appointment.
SFCC Artist and Matinee Series
patrons may visit the Museum one
hour.prior to every performance.
For more information about
the "Catfish, Moonshine, and Cat-
tle on the Pea vine" exhibit or
panel discussions, contact Mollie
Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at ext.
7240 at (863) 453-6661, 465-5300,
773-2252, or 494-7500.


to all those that give our lives spe-
cial meaning. Yes, Thanksgiving
is more than football, more than
turkey, and more than the Macy's
Thanksgiving Parade down the
crowded streets of New York City.
But with content in your heart
and satisfaction in your smile,
you already knew that, didn't
you? With the sounds of laughter
ringing through your home, the
meaning of Thanksgiving is clear.
And while for some, the
sounds of children playing are
but a distant memory, but the
meaning has not been lost and


has in fact been carried on in the
homes of your children and your
children's children. And while for
some, Thanksgiving is being
spent far from home in a hostile
land, the true meaning of Thanks-
giving is missed, but not forgotten
and pledges are being made that
next year will be the best ever.
Cherish these special times
and may today's happy moments
be tomorrow's pleasant memo-
ry. Happy Thanksgiving from all
of us at the Clewiston News, the
Glades County Democrat, and
The Sun.


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Letters to the Editor


Who do consumers bill
for higher fuel costs?
Dear editor:
As the 2005 hurricane season
finally comes to a close, it is
appropriate to look back on how
Floridians were affected. Tragi-
cally, some lost their lives, while
others now face the daunting
task of rebuilding.
First Dennis battered the
western Panhandle. Then Katri-
na and Rita rumbled through
South Florida on their way to
greater mayhem in other parts of
the country. Wilma was much
more tragic story for Florida,
one that is still being written
even today.
Barreling through our state,
Wilma caused the loss of life
and a massive swath of destruc-
tion, and left more than six mil-
lion Floridians without power -
some for as long as three weeks.
Wilma was responsible for sig-
nificant damage to the electric
-power infrastructure and
destroyed thousands of utility
poles, leading to a blackout for
one-third of Florida's popula-
tion, mostly in South Florida.
The losses are still being calcu-
lated.
Just weeks after enduring the
wrath of Wilma, millions of
Floridians received an unpleas-
ant surprise in early November.
Through an action largely unre-
lated to the hurricanes, but ill-
timed in the wake of those
storms, the Florida Public Ser-
vice Commission (PSC) granted
the state's major utilities permis-
sion to pass along fuel sur-
charges to Florida's consumers.
In the case of Florida Power and
Light, the PSC ordered an
increase at a rate beyond even
what the company requested.
These surcharges reflect
higher fuel costs that the utilities
- Florida Power & Light, Tampa
Electric Company, Progress
Energy, Gulf Power and the Flori-
da Public Utilities Company -
have had to pay in recent
months. All were granted
increases of at least five percent,
and Florida Power & Light's
increase amounts to 19 percent,
adding on average about $17 per
month to bills of everyday
Floridians.
It should be noted that these
increases are not related to the
agreements negotiated this past
summer by our office and a
coalition of consumer advocates
including the Attorney General's
Office, AARP, the Public Coun-
sel, the Florida Retail Federation
and others. Those important
agreements saved consumers
more than $2.5 billion in basic
electric rate hikes requested by
the utilities over the next four


years. Nor do the latest sur-
charges reflect hurricane dam-
age suffered by any of the com-
panies those requests will come
later.
Power company officials
have stated that the companies
are making no profit from these
surcharges, that they are only
billing their customers for their
increased costs.
Who do the consumers get to
bill for their added costs?
They have nowhere to go,
nor can private businesses just
pass their costs along to their
customers.
An easy example makes the
contrast clear. If a cereal compa-
ny incurs higher fuel costs of 30
to 40 percent delivering its prod-
uct to supermarkets it can't just
automatically pass that cost
along to consumers on every
box of cereal it sells. If it does; it
puts itself at risk of pricing itself
out of the market when con-
sumers chose a competing
brand that did not pass the
entire cost increase on to the
consumer. Put simply, the cus-
tomer has a choice.
As legal monopolies, the
power companies do not have
to worry about competition. We
as consumers do not have a
choice to buy or not buy their
product. We have to have elec-
tricity.
For this reason the Public Ser-
vice Commission was put in
place to serve, as its name pro-
vides, "the public". The PSC's
mission is to regulate the power
industry, as well as the telecom-
munications industry and oth-
ers, but most importantly, to
protect the people. When the
power companies, however, can
simply turn to the PSC to rubber
stamp the pass through of these
increased fuel costs, the system
is no longer working and the
people are not being served.
On November 11, I contacted
Senator Nancy Argenziano and
Representative Marcelo
Llorente, who share my concern
about placing high fuel prices
squarely on the backs of the
people. We agree that there is an
inequity in the current system.
They will lead the effort in the
Legislature to look at ways to
provide the PSC with the author-
ity to require the utilities to use
some of their profits to offset
their higher fuel costs.
Such a change would bring
fairness and some relief to con-
sumers, while still allowing the
companies to remain profitable
and an attractive investment in
Florida. Why should Floridians
be forced to shoulder this bur-
den alone?
Attorney General Charlie Crist


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Thanksgiving; A matter of perspective


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I am always struck by peo-
ple's reactions to major crisis in
their lives. I remember a man
who was at v' .,
death's
doorstep sev-
eral times and -,.,-
was brought 7
back by the
skills of his -
physicians and
prayers of
family and
loved ones. Samuel S.
Two days after Thomas
his last sur-
gery, as he was "on the mend" I
visited with him to suggest that
we thank God for being with him
through all of the moments
when he might not have made it.
He was a bit upset as I entered
his hospital room his coffee
was cold! There he was, with a
real reason to give thanks and he
was concerned about cold cof-
fee.
I think about this past hurri-
cane. Everyone was really wor-
ried and then finally it passed
through, damaging almost 100


homes in our city and around
600 in the county. No loss of life,
though, and people began to
recover. Then came the respons-
es and complaints about
power being out. I listen to peo-
ple complain about no electricity
and watched the power crews
working as diligently and rapidly
as possible.
There was one lady who
asked, "Am I going to be the last
one to get electricity back?" I'd.
liked to have told her, "Some-
body has to be last" but I don't
think it would have given her any
consolation. She, and the rest of
us, passed through a life-threat-
ening, dangerous storm and we
were spared. The Thanksgiving
for our survival gave me another
perspective the electricity will
come but in the meantime, the
really great danger has passed
and we were spared.
Not everyone saw it that way
- there was no thanksgiving,
only a time to complain about
the latest inconvenience. Then,
the electricity was restored, but
again no great outcries of
thanksgiving. Next I heard,
"When are we going to get the
cable back?" "Why are they so


slow?" And there you have it -
we quickly forget the dangers
and trails, and how God guides
us through only to complain and
become angry at something that
inconveniencies us for the
moment.
The scriptures give us in the
Book of Revelation an image of a
great multitude in white robes
preparing to enter Heaven. They
were praising God for their salva-
tion and they worshipped God,
giving him praise and glory, and
thanks. Then one of the elders
asked John, "These in white
robes who are they?" John is
told, "These are they who have
come out of the great tribulation
(Revelation 7:9ff)."
Our salvation is earned not
because we had an easy time of
it, but more so because we were
faithful during the ordeals,
because we remembered Him
when the times of trail were at
our doorsteps. It is by being
aware that God was with us
when the times were tough,
then thanking him, and keeping
our ordeals in perspective. It is
going back when the crisis is
over. and saying, "Thanks be to
God that gives us the victory..."


and seeing where we were deliv
ered in spite of all of the comr
plaining and inconveniences.
This is Thanksgiving week
end. I plan to thank God foi
being with us when the wind,
were howling and the tress wer(
un-rooted and the roofing helc
and the damage that could have
been a lot worse. I will alsc
thank him for the other bii
events in my life where I wa;
blessed, protected, and undei
the shadow of his wings.
We have ever so much to b(
thankful for at this Thanksgiving
time. All too often I hear abou
those who forget the big thing.
and get upset over the little
things; some people seem tc
lose perspective on what is really)
important and where God ha.
been with them when it really)
counted. Others keep theii
awareness and appreciation o
what is really worth being con
cerned about, how God ha,
been with them through the
tribulation and they stop t(
praise him. That's what Thanks
giving is about that's what we
should celebrate and when wt
should thank God on the day se
aside to do it.


Thanksgiving is more than "Turkey

By Pastor John Hicks thanking. I AM thanking." The little blessings with others. ing season. In tl
First United Methodist Church girl got "thinking" confused with When we share our blessings, ing Day procla
"thanking" just because in parts of we create thankfulness and joy in John F. Kennec
A teacher, Lisa Trewhitt Earby the South, they are pronounced other people. And those people meaning of Tha
of Cleveland, Tennessee, tells the same way. praise God for our obedience, and a nation: "Over
about reading one-on-one with a Today, maybe we ought to they pray God's blessings on our in Plymouth,
first grade stu- "thank," I mean "think," about lives. And God blesses us in Bay, the Pilgrir
dent who "Thanks giving" response to their prayers. And the custom of gath<
encountered Someone once asked, "If thankfulness and joy start all over year to express
the words someone is addicted to eating again. God for the pr
"thank you" for Thanksgiving leftovers, can he quit When Mark Twain was at the community an
the first time in cold turkey?" I love turkey and all peak of his writing career, it is said their labors br
print. Hoping of the fixings, and I celebrate that that his magazine and journal arti- new land. Joinii
the student our Thanksgiving can last as long cles were worth $5 a word -very bors, they sha
would use as there are leftovers in the refriger- good pay in those times. Taking worshiped toge
some of her ator. But Thanksgiving is much, this into account, an enterprising giving of thanks
newly learned John much more than a national holi- graduate student from Harvard has ever since b
reading strate- Hicks day set aside just to celebrate the University sent him a letter: "Dear ric which has
gies, Lisa gave eating of a big bird. And it's much Mr. Twain: Enclosed please find $5. with their past
the girl plenty of time to work out more than watching football. And Please send meyour bestword." and with the fu
the words herself. After a few contrary to all the sales flyers that A few days later, the student It is fitting
moments, though, Lisa decided to were stuffed into our paper this received a telegram with this single thanks for the
tell her the word "thank". When past Sunday, Thanksgiving is not word response: "Thanks!" for the fertility
she didn't respond, Lisa said more about shopping either. It's about "Thanks" may be the most the strength of
emphatically, "Thank." giving thanks for the blessings in valuable word in our language. It is health of our pE
The little girl responded in her our lives. Thanksgiving reaches definitely one of the words that all observe this
native Tennessee dialect, "I AM completion when we share our comes forth during thisThanksgiv- and with humili


Day"

ne 1962 Thanksgiv
Imation, Presiden
ly summarized the
unksgiving for us a:
three centuries ag(
on Massachusett:
ns established the
ring together eact
s their gratitude t(
reservation of their
d for the harvest:
ought forth in the
ng with their neigh
ared together ant
ether in a common
;. Thanksgiving DaJ
been part of the fab
united American:
, with each other
ture of all mankind
that we give ou
safety of our land
of our harvests, fo
our liberties, for th(
people I urge tha
day with reverence
ity."


The Bonita Bay Group

donates $25,000 to county


BONITA SPRINGS The
Bonita Bay Group has con-
tributed $25,000 to help with
relief efforts in Hendry County in
the wake of Hurricane Wilma,
according to Mitch Hutchcraft,
regional vice president for The
Bonita Bay Group.
"Hendry County and the city
of Clewiston were significantly
impacted by Hurricane Wilma,"
Hutchcraft said. "Between 400
and 500 homes are unlivable
and as many as 1,500 people are.
displaced. That's a huge number
in a county with a total popula-
tion of less than 40,000. Provid-
ing the basic necessities of food,
water and shelter was the imme-
diate challenge, but we also rec-
ognized the residents of Clewis-
ton and Hendry County would
need assistance and services
during the recovery period."
Within a week of the storm,
The Bonita Bay Group sent sev-
eral carloads of supplies, donat-
ed by employees, into the
impacted areas. Additionally, the
company contributed $15,000 to
the city of Clewiston, and a sec-
ond contribution for $10,000
went to the United Way of
Hendry County to help under-
write the relief work and servic-
es being provided to county resi-
dents.
"The two hurricanes that
affected us last year were big,
but this one was devastating,"
said Wendell Johnson, Clewis-
ton city manager. "Both of the
2004 storms together didn't
equal what we've lost in Hurri-
cane Wilma."
Agriculture is the county's
largest industry and employs
more than 23 percent of the
workforce, Johnson said. Offi-
cials have estimated that up to
70 percent of the early citrus
crop is on the ground, the sugar
cane crop has been badly dam-
aged, and Clewiston's business
district suffered major damage.
"This is another example in
The Bonita Bay Group's corpo-
rate history of stepping up to the
plate for the community," said
Cliff Smith, United Way presi-
dent. "The executive team and
management of The Bonita Bay
Group have been going above
and beyond to support the work
of the United Way for the past 15
years. This recent contribution
will help support the work of the
organizations bringing social,
family and health services to the
residents of Hendry County


"We live the philosophy
that being a good
neighbor and sharing a
commitment to the
community at large is a
corporate responsibili-
ty. The residents of
Clewiston and Hendry
County have reached
out to help each other,
and The Bonita Bay
Group is pleased to
contribute to the recov-
ery effort."
Mitch Hutchcraft,
regional vice president for
The Bonita Bay Group


impacted by Wilma."
"The Bonita Bay Group has
our heartfelt appreciation for the
assistance the only one of its
kind the city has received,"
Johnson added. "It's an indica-
tor of what the company is going
to bring to this community and
the excellent working relation-
ship we will have in partnering
with them."
The Bonita Bay Group recent-
ly announced plans to acquire
502 acres for a master-planned
community in Clewiston.
"We live the philosophy that
being a good neighbor and shar-
ing a commitment to the com-
munity at large is a corporate
responsibility," Hutchcraft said.
"The residents of Clewiston and
Hendry County have reached
out to help each other, and The
Bonita Bay Group is pleased to
contribute to the recovery
effort."
The Bonita Bay Group is a
diversified company involved in
the planning, development,
sales and management of mas-
ter-planned communities, free-
standing recreational amenities
and commercial facilities
throughout Southwest Florida.
The company employs more
than 1,500 individuals and is
developing seven master-
planned communities Bonita
Bay, The Brooks, Shadow Wood
Preserve, Mediterra, TwinEagles,
Verandah and Sandoval along
with 12 golf courses and two
marinas. Additional information
about the company is available
at www.BonitaBayGroup.com.
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INI/Patty Brant


Veteran's mom
The American Legion's Dennis Boland presented Cynthia
Eaton of Clewiston with a Blue Star flag in honor of her
son, Eric McBride, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He
is currently on shore duty at Mayport. He has served in
Desert Storm and in Kuwait. The flag at her home flew
over her son's camp in Kuwait in 2004. She said her son
will remain on shore duty for two years, then expects to
return to sea duty one more time.


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Former fugitive 'Roofies' dealer receives 10-year sentence


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the sentencing of a Lee County
man for trafficking in the drug
Flunitrazepam, commonly
known as Rohypnol, or "roofies."
Christopher Michael Gray was
sentenced by Lee County Circuit
Court Judge Lynn Gerald Jr. to 10
years in prison and was ordered


to pay a fine of more than
$257,000. Gray was originally
investigated in 1998, but fled
before being captured in 2004.
In 1998, a confidential inform-
ant working with the Combined
Law Enforcement Against Nar-
cotics (CLEAN) Task Force pur-
chased 120 tablets of Rohypnol
from Gray in two separate con-


trolled buys. A search warrant
followed, and task force agents
discovered other narcotics in the
Cape Coral house shared by
Gray, 32, and his roommate, Jef-
frey David Clark, 28.
Clark cooperated and pled
guilty in October 1999 to one
count of trafficking in and one
count of conspiracy to traffic in


Flunitrazepam. He is currently
serving a 70-month prison sen-
tence.
Gray originally cooperated
with law enforcement, but then
fled the state. He was a fugitive
for six years and was appre-
hended in 2004 during a traffic
stop in Ohio. In August 2005 he
pled no contest to two counts of


trafficking in Flunitrazepam and
one count of conspiracy to traf-
fic in Flunitrazepam.
"Nothing is more important
than keeping our citizens and
their loved ones safe," said Crist.
"Women are at risk when in the
presence of anyone possessing
roofies. This sentence sends a
strong message that trafficking


in this drug is a serious offense."
Rohypnol is also called the
"date rape drug" because it is
added to the drink of an unsus-
pecting woman, who is subse-
quently incapacitated and ulti-
mately raped.
The case was prosecuted by
the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution.


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One incident of
neglect may have
Sled to death
TALLAHASSEE Attorney
SGeneral Charlie Crist announced
the arrests in separate cases of
two South Florida caregivers for
alleged abuse or neglect of elderly
residents of patient care facilities.
One of the incidents of neglect
is believed to have led to the death
of a resident at a Miami assisted
living facility.
The arrests, involving facilities
in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach
Counties, resulted from investiga-
tions by the Attorney General's


Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, act-
ing on information received from
the Department of Children and
Families and the Patient Abuse,
Neglect and Exploitation (PANE)
Project.
"The outrage of these two inci-
dents is unspeakable," said Crist.
"These caregivers were
responsible for those in their care,
but instead allowed them to suf-
fer. In one case, we believe that
gross neglect resulted in the need-
less death of an injured patient."
The investigation into a death
at The Gardens at Kendall
revealed that facility administrator
Mayra Del Olmo, 62, did not pro-
vide prompt medical attention to
the victim after a May 9, 2004 fall


that seriously injured the victim's
leg. Even though records indicate
the victim fell at approximately
10:30 a.m., she did not receive
any medical attention until 5 p.m.
that evening. As a result of com-
plications from the injury, the vic-
tim died two days later. Del Olmo
was the administrator and main
caregiver at the assisted living
facility, which is located at 8820
S.W 79th Avenue in Miami.
The second incident was
investigated amid allegations that
certified nursing assistant Babette
Briner, 65, shook and struck one
of the residents at Sutton Place
Care Center, a nursing home
located at 4405 Lakewood Road
in Lake Worth. Briner was


observed shaking and striking the
91-year-old resident on Oct. 8,
2005.
In the Miami case, Del Olmo
was charged with neglect of an
elderly person or disabled adult, a
second-degree felony. If convict-
ed, she faces a maximum of 15
years in state prison and a fine of
up to $10,000. Her case will be
prosecuted by the Miami-Dade
State Attorney's Office.
In the Lake Worth case, Briner
was charged with one count of
abuse of an elderly person, a
third-degree felony. If convicted,
she faces up to five years in prison
and a $5,000 fine. Her case will be
prosecuted by the Palm Beach
County State Attorney's Office.


Weekly Road Construction Report


Motorists are reminded to use
extreme caution while driving
through construction zones.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus Slough
to the bridge (4.6 miles): Construc-
tion project The roadway
improvements consist of resurfac-
ing the existing pavement, widen-
ing two section of roadway, con-
structing paved shoulders,
drainage improvements, and
guardrail installation. Motorists
should expect a flagging operation
' with a single lane for paving and
shoulder construction. The con-
tractor is Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: In the city of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project No
lane closures anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic
between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. while
crews work in this area.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
S crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project- The
roadway improvements consist of
resurfacing the existing pavement


and modifying the U.S. 27/SR 29
intersection median. Motorists
should expect one lane to be
closed for paving operations. The
speed limit has been reduced in the
work zone. The contractor is Better
.Roads, Inc.
Hendry County
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crews sweep the roadway.
SR 80: From Ford Street to Cow-
boy Way: Maintenance project -
Motorists should expect intermit-
tent lane closures in the eastbound
and westbound lanes with possible
slow moving traffic while crews
work on cleaning the pipes in the
roadway. Flagmen will be on site to
assistwith traffic.
SR 80: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crews sweep the roadway.


SR 80: From County Road 833 to
U.S. 27 (2.9 miles):.Construction
project Roadway improvements
consist of guardrail replacement
and addition of new guardrail along
the eastbound side of SR 80, includ-
ing bridge rail retro fit at Johnny Boy
Canal Bridge. The contractor is
Highway Safety Devices, Inc.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to SR
80: Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect possi-
ble slow moving traffic while crews
work on guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewiston:
Maintenance project- No lane clo-
sures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect possi-
ble slow moving traffic while crews
sweep the roadway in this area.
Okeechobee
Countywide: Construction proj-
ect Crews will be performing
shoulder repair, work at various
locations throughout the country.
Motorists should watch for lane
closures as necessary to move
equipmentin and Uut of the'work


zones. The contractor is Weekly
Asphalt Paving, Inc.
SR 70: From W. of U.S. 98 to W
of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway' to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm pipe installation and road-
way construction at various loca-
tions throughout the project. The
contractor is Russell Engineering.
Project completion date: Winter
2006.
U.S. 441: From North of Ceme-
tery Road to NE 131st St. in Okee-
chobee County: Construction proj-
ect Work to begin milling and
repaving. ARMI layer starting north
end of the project moving south.
This project includes widening
shoulders, ARMI layer, milling,
resurfacing, guardrail and minor
drainage improvements. The con-
tractor is Elmo Greer and Sons,
LLC. The estimated completion
date: Winter2005.


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Central County (north of Gateway Blvd.)
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Glades (Glades Area)

Community Advisory Committee members will
serve a one-year term and will make ongoing
recommendations to the Supervisor of
Elections for improving customer service.
Meetings will be held quarterly.

Qualified individuals should possess some
familiarity with the Supervisor of Elections
office or the election process and/or have a
background in either customer service or
community relations.

Mail your letter of interest, qualifications and
the region you are seeking to:
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Attention: Community Advisory Committee
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No later than Qecember 12.


Florida's employment

and unemployment report


Florida continues to lead the
nation in the number of new jobs
created while the unemployment
rate was once again the lowest
recorded in the history of the
series using the current method-
ology (series begins in 1976.) The
number of unemployed has not
been this low since May 2000.
The state's seasonally adjusted
October 2005 unemployment rate
was 3.4 percent, down from the
revised rate of 3.5 percent in Sep-
tember and down by 1.4 percent-
age points from 4.8 percent year
ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for October
2005 was 1.6 percentage points
lower than the national rate of 5.0
percent.
In October 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural
employment grew by 253,200
jobs over the year, growing at 3.3
percent, more than twice the


national rate. The national rate
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Florida continues to see the
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comparable states. Based on data
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month for which comparable
data are available from other
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number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
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Solid growth continued in
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Victims are urged
to call back even if
you have insurance
ORLANDO Applicants for
federal disaster assistance who
have private insurance coverage
and receive a letter from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) saying they are not eligible
or have been denied assistance,
should contact FEMA if they have
needs beyond what their insurance
settlement will cover. They still may
be eligible for disaster assistance
programs after they provide FEMA
with the insurance information.
When registering for assistance,
the callers were asked questions
about what, if any, insurance they
had. If they said that they had prop-
erty insurance, they most likely,
received a letter stating they are,
being denied assistance because
they are insured or, as the letter
states, "INS-insured." In that situa-
tion, FEMA requires more informa-
tion on the insurance settlement.
before a final decision can be
made.
"By law, FEMA cannot duplicate
what insurance already covers, or
pay any deductibles," Federal Coor-


dinating Officer Justin DeMello
said. "But in some cases, FEMA
may be able to help, up to the
allowable program limits. Appli-
cants may want to reconnect with
FEMA after they hear back from
their insurance company."
Letter recipients should consid-
er calling FEMA again at 1-800-621-
FEMA (3362) after their insurance
claim is settled. In instances where
the damage is from flooding, and
the applicant had homeowners
insurance but not flood insurance,
victims may want to contact FEMA
right away if they received a denial
letter. In a case where the damage
to the structure is from flooding,
homeowners insurance would not
cover the damage so they should
tell the operator they had flood
damage.
"Certain applicants were initially
sent a letter saying they were
denied because they had private
insurance to cover losses," State
Coordinating Officer Craig Fugate
said. "This letter is not the final
word on the applicant's overall eli-
gibility for assistance if they contin-
ue to have unmet needs."
It is important to register with
FEMA now. Occasionally, the insur-
ance settlement process may take


several months before it is final,
perhaps even after the registration
period has ended. The deadline to
apply for disaster assistance is
December 23,2005.
Any applicant who receives a
letter from FEMA stating that a
claim for federal assistance has
been denied because of insurance
should contact his or her insurance
agent and request a "delay of settle-
ment" letter. That information,
along with any new or important
information that may have sur-
faced since they first registered,
should be mailed to the address
provided in the FEMA letter.
The applicant may also take an
insurance settlement letter to a
Florida State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) /FEMA Disaster
Recovery Center (DRC) where
recovery specialists will assist him
or her in appealing the denial or
updating their application for assis-
tance.
Any Florida resident with ques-
tions or concerns about how a pri-
vate insurance carrier has respond-
ed to hurricane damage should
visit representatives of the Florida
Department of Financial Services at
any of the Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters, visit the department's web site


at www.fldfs.com or call 860-413-
3132.
The most common reasons that
applicants may receive denial let-
ters declaring them ineligible for
FEMA disaster assistance, besides
an applicant having adequate
insurance coverage, include:
Damage to secondary home,
not primary residence. (By law,
applicants are eligible for FEMA dis-
aster assistance only if the damage
is to the applicant's primary resi-
dence-where the person usually
lives and was living at the time of
the disaster.)
Damage to rental real estate, not
primary residence, owned by
applicant.
Inability to prove occupancy or
ownership.
Failure to fill out and return the
SBA loan application.
If FEMA determines that an
applicant is not eligible for a grant,
he or she should still apply for a
low-interest disaster loan from the
U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA). Among the other programs
that may provide assistance are Dis-
aster Unemployment Assistance,
free crisis counseling, legal and tax
assistance, and voluntary agency
assistance.


Picking up those pieces after Wilma


About the
post-hurricane
inspection process
ORLANDO The Federal
Emergency Management Agency's
Individuals and Households Pro-
gram (IHP) provides money and
services to people in disaster areas
when property has been damaged
or destroyed and when losses are
not covered by insurance. IHP
could provide money to rent a dif-
ferent place to live, to help replace
a destroyed home, to make mini-
mal repairs to your home, and to
cover necessary expenses and seri-
ous needs caused by the disaster,
such as medical, dental, funeral
and transportation expenses.
Currently, residents of Brevard,
Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry,
Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach, and St. Lucie counties
affected by Hurricane Wilma may
be eligible for disaster assistance.
Those in the counties designated
for assistance to affected residents
and business owners can begin the
disaster application process by reg-
istering online atwww.fema.gov or
by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362),
or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the
hearing and speech impaired.
What happens after I apply for
help with FEMA?
As soon as possible after you
apply for assistance from FEMA, a
qualified inspector will contact you
to set up a time to see the damage
to your property that was caused
by the hurricane. Ask to see ID -
all FEMA inspectors wear a current
photo identification badge. An
inspector first examines any struc-
tural damage to your house, then
assesses damage to appliances,


such as the washer, dryer, refrigera-
tor and stove. The inspector also
reports serious needs, such as lost
or damaged clothing. Homeown-
ers should identify all known dam-
ages and tell the inspector if they
have a septic system or a well.
Inspectors do not determine
any dollar amounts for assistance.
They look at reported damage and
document it. Your losses will be
recorded and submitted for consid-
eration by FEMA. You will be asked
to sign a document saying that you
or someone in your household
was a U.S. citizen, non-citizen
national or qualified alien at the
time of the disaster. You will need
to present identification. To deter-
mine eligibility, property owners
should be able to show proof of
ownership and occupancy to the
inspector. The home must be your
primary residence. Renters also
need to show proof of occupancy.
Within approximately 10 more
days, FEMA will decide if you quali-
fy for assistance. If you have been
referred for a disaster loan from the
U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA), SBA will also contact you
and schedule an appointment to
reviewyour,isaster-related losses.
If you get an SBKA disaster Loan
application in the mail, you must
complete and return the applica-
tion to be considered for a loan as
well as certain types of grant assis-
tance. SBA representatives are
available at Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters to help you with the applica-
tion. If the SBA finds that you do
not qualify for a loan, they will
automatically refer you to FEMA's
Individual and Households grant
program for help. If the SBA
approves you for a loan, they will
contact you. If the SBA finds that
you cannot afford a loan and refers
your case, FEMAwill contactyou.


How do I contact the inspec-
tor if he/she called me but I
missed the call?
The FEMA inspectors are out
on inspections most days and
cannot be reached while they are
inspecting a home. You should
wait for the FEMA inspector to
call you again. The FEMA inspec-
tors will try to call you three
times to arrange an appointment
to inspect your property. Inspec-
tors will call your current phone
contact and alternate number if
you have given one. If any of your
contact information has
changed, call 1-800-621-3362 to
update the information.
How long will it take to get
FEMA disaster help?
If you are eligible for assis-
tance, you should receive a U.S.
Treasury check or notification of
a deposit to your bank account
within about 10 days of the
inspector's visit. Other types of
help may be provided later, based
on specific eligibility and need.
FEMA will also send you a letter
describing how you are to use the
money (for example: repairs to
your home or to rent another
place to live while you make
repairs). If FEMA decides that you
do not qualify for a grant, FEMA
will send you a letter explaining
why you were turned down and
give you a chance to appeal the
decision. Appeals must be in
writing and mailed within 60 days
of FEMA's decision.
I have insurance. I understand
that I must first work through my
insurance claim and provide
FEMA with a decision letter (set-
tlement or denial) from my insur-
ance. company before FEMA
issues an inspection. But my
insurance company told me it
would be weeks before they


Right of Entries closed
JACKSONVILLE The U.S. centers as soon as possible. 5 p.m. unl(
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack- The Operation Blue Roof pro- wise.
sonville District, announces all gram provides a temporary reme- Palm Bea
Right of Entry (ROE) collection dy for roof damage sustained dur- Winn Dix
sites will close effective noon, ing Hurricane Wilma. A 900 South
Wed. Nov. 23,2005. homeowner must first sign the Belle Glac
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stopping," stated Col. Bob Car- can assess the amount and type Harlem (
penter, Jacksonville District Com- of roof damage and whether DRC)
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installing temporary roofing until constitute an appropriate tempo- Clewiston
all Rights of Entry forms have rary repair. Only primary resi- Stop and
been processed. As of today, over dences that have sloped, shingled Intersecti
16,000 damaged roofs have been roofs are eligible to receive a blue Immokalee
protected almost 50 percent of roof. Roofs with greater than 50- Immokali
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come to see my damages. Can
FEMA help?
If a decision on your insurance
settlement has been delayed
longer than 30 days from the time
you filed the claim, you may be
eligible for an insurance advance-
ment from FEMA. These funds
are considered a loan and must
be repaid to FEMA once you
receive your settlement from
your insurance company. Con-
tact FEMA if your insurance settle-
ment is delayed. FEMA will send
you a Request for Advancement
and Signature letter. You must
complete and return this letter
before FEMA can evaluate your
request for assistance.
There is an exception for dam-
ages caused by flooding; if you
have flood insurance, FEMA will
issue an inspection before receiv-
ing a copy of your flood insur-
ance decision letter to evaluate
your eligibility for temporary liv-
ing expenses because temporary
living expenses are not covered
by flood insurance.


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Commissioner Tony Masilotti
recently approved an inter-local
agreement for $1,000 in funding
for a "Family Fun Day" in the
Park for the Legal Aid Society of
Palm Beach County. The event
was held at Glades Pioneer Park
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distributing information to the
citizens of the Glades area about
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included activities, games for
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Associates: Sandra Alexander, Linda Delde Davis,
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MOBILE HOIMFS:
REDUCED TO $900,000 Mlini ranch in Aloa This
5iD,2 IS Ibi home sits on 10+/- acres ann includes barns,
"l"o il andi much more'
$475,000 Spaious 3BD'3BA mobile home in Muse sits on
5+/- acres. Thi spacious home fimtures an addition with it's
on enrrancei and imucli more. The property has a pond ith
an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
$300,000- 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which rests on
5+/- acres faiures a new well and roof Property is also fenced
with a; shed and pond, '
$275,995 3BDi2BA former exotic animal home. Cages
galore.
$115,000 2BD/IBA mobile home on 2.5+/- acres in
Clewislon. Eneoy peaceful country living year round or as a
weekend getaway!
$113,900 2BD/2BA Newv and still under construction!
This mobile home is located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club.
The perfect weekend getaway or winter home. Call now for
completion date.
$93,500 Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured home on.50+/-
acres. Thee hoe features a split floor plan, garden tub in mas-
ter bathroom and a storge shed.
$82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Onona. The mobile
home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded in beautiful
palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
S$1,500,000 Hy 27 frontage. CurrendyAuto Salvage yard.
$1,500.000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock
property in Muse. Paved road access.
S$1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts on
Iwo roads, owner will divide.
$998,025 Wrehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a
kind Auto Salvage ard. Organized.wih l dean bill of health.
$800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come
check it out before someone else does!
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy SR 80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and
plants. Pole bam and 1930's home are located on the property,.


Home is 1t be sold "as is."
S$272,000 10+. acres wiih pines, a pond and shed.
* $180,000 1.2+/ acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-de-
sac street. One ofonly a few lots lef in this quiet neighborhood.
* $145,000 -i.0+/- acres. The perfect place for your dream
nnch. The property is secluded, yet ciose to ltowr
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres Cleared in Momnurn. T ,re i, sin-
gle wide mobile home included with the propenrly The mobile
home is to be sold "as is."
*;o $89,9OTo T~P~ kurrrlrr
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* $75,000 2.50+/- acres with beautiful old oaks, palms and
more. Access undetermined. Call for more information.
* $66,500 Four available adjoining lots in beautiful Monturm.
All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre through.
1.25+/- acres.
* $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on paved road.
* $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on Appalossa
Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
S$55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Montura.
* $55,000 -1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart of
Montura.
* $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
HOMESITES:
* $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-sac, close to
schools and recreation.
S$65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an established neigh-
borhood.
* $60,000 .25+/- acre. Nice secluded lot on cul-de-sac with
green belt behind it.
* $59,900 .25+/- acre. Desireable lot in Glades County Build
your dream home on this lot today!
* $55,0o0U.WtMJB ccN2 Ra 't.
* $55,000 .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
road in Montura.
S$54,900 .22+/-acre. Cleared lot on a green belt,
S54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect dream home lot
located in Lehigh Acres get away!
* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
build your dream home,
* $45,000 -.46+/- acre. Nestle your home under the oaks on
these three oakfilled city lots.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55 and
older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call for
more information.
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RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE 3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits on
FULLY FURNISHED 3/2/2 W/POOL in Lehigh Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of
Acres in the Westminster Golf Community. river. Being sold "as is". Reduced to REDUCED
$2,000/M. NO PETS! $550,000.
3/2/2 ON RIVER W/POOL AND DOCK 2BED/1BATHHOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold "As
$1,700/M NO PETS Is" Askin $125000
LARGE 3/2/1 HOME IN PORT LABELLE. Is, ig25,00
$900/M NOPETS. IN1.14 ACRES WITHINLABELLE CITY LIMITS.
$900/M N FOR SALE Property is zonefily. Currently this
GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER HOME. i incole prt gproPerty with 2 homes
IBedroom/lBath, 1 car garage in Country Village. that are now being rented. Asking $375,000.
Asking $92,500. ACREAGE FOR SALE
OFF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD. IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101 Acres
3Bedroom/lBath CBS home with carport. New */- with wood frame house. Being sold "As Is" Call
Upgrades! Priced at $119,900. for more details.
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES LOTS FOR SALE
3Bedroom/2Bath, 2 car garage built in 2001 and in BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake
excellent condition. Home over looks canal and Placid. Asking $55,000.
located in a great area close to Ft. Myers but out BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old bk
enough for peace and quiet. Asking $230,000.
IN PORT LABEL[. This 3Bcdroom/2Bath/l Car building sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
garage home sits on a beautifully landscapedi.25 LOTS IN PROT LABELLE
acrelot under the prVstigous oaks ofLaBelle. Home 2 LOTS on Sandelwood. Asking $42,000 each.
is well maintained with updated appliances and a KENT CT. near middle school. Asking $52,000.
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* Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this
country cozy 10 ACRES! The unique 2-Story home
has been remodeled and reborn! Each floor has
their own Living rooms, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and
Kitchens. Filled with quality craftsmanship this
home is perfect for a large family! Acreage is fenced,
has a pond and an additional set-up for another
home site. Escape to a peaceful life! $679,900.
* Seller motivated! Enjoy gentle country mornings
sitting in the screened lanai of this 4BR/2B cedar
home. This magnificent 3+/- acres of land is perfect
for horses and features a 40x40 covered workshop
plus lots more. Located in Alva, you're only minutes
away from city shopping or small town dining. Only'
$299,900.
* Bumping into everybody? If you need room, this
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home i tsum-
mer months or snuggling in front of the fireplace in
the winter Priced at only $275,000.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME! Extra effort to
design and build a lasting quality home makes this
NEW Home totally eclipse the others! Don't buy
until you've examined this beautiful 3/2 split-floor
plan h ugalr atur-
ing his, -tts W WOtdNf *, falk-in
shower plus separate tub w/shower Relax and sip
your iced tea out on the lanai while enjoying a
refreshing breeze. $229,900.
* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B
home offers style, space, convenience, storage and


a sensational price. Features include a spacious fam-
ily room, screened porch and lots more. Asking
price is only $195,000.

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STired of the Circus? No clowning around about
cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be sure to check out
the huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
room, large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$199,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home on 2.29+/- acres,
fenced trO q pre
separate living ,.t family rooms, upgraded appli-
ances and much more. $179,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile,
textured walls, and spacious kitchen. Only
$179,900.
* To se0o l beat R/2Ba man-
ufacturs n t a.e m tely fenced
and is O nufrlrw .m1g$ 150,000.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate 3BR/2B
mobile home on .40+/- acre of land. Bonuses
include new flooring, appliances and fresh coat of
paint. Priced to sell at only $59,900.


* The opportunities are endless! Bring your investment
dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwy 27 frontage.
Next to water plant. Property was cleared except for the
majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas and see! $750,000.
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just
minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on DtIil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Monttira. $44,900.


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* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER 1/2
Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle
Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous!-If you're looking for the
dream lot for your new home look no further.
Located in the sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle.
This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come true. Only
$84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $79,900.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
ment property! Only $67,000 each
SCorner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for your
new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102. $54,900.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your fam-
ily to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900 each.
- Corner lot in Unit 102 large oak. Beautiful lot
for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* UoniURD EF34&I9M CT
* Beautiful wooded +/- acre homesites! Outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! Just off
E Road. Don'tmiss owning acreage close to LaBelle.
$46,900. : ,

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* Attention Investors! Prime commercial property
with rental income located only 1/2 block north of
SR29 from the SR80 & SR/29 intersection. Start liv-
ing the American dream today by owning your own
business. Only $599,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile-home for rental
income could multiply your investment! Grab this
site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle. w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.
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2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the rapidly growing area
of Muse! Ideal for investment!
$59,000


Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


MUSE


4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a ilanageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. $79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


PALMDALE
Affordable 3BR/2B mobile
home w/ new well & water sys-
tem, located on an oversized
fenced lot. $79,900
Listed by Emily Ankeney
863.673.0141


LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on a manicured
lot close to everything! $95,900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066


LABELLE
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just out-
side of town! $122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


LABELLE


3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


MONTURA RANCH
2BR.IB mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
ougllifare: S 124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE


4BR/3 l mobile home in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $160,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510


PORT LABELLE
2BR/1B home, with charm to
spare, located on a private lot in
Country Village. $130,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $175,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


PORT LABELLE


4BR/2B home, in need of a
little TLC to make it spectacu-
lar, located on an oversized
corer lot.. $178,000
Listed byGreg Bone
863.835.0191


FLAGHOLE


33R/2B home, in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn in I I,1--
hole. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386


LABELLE
Unique 1'.R .2 multi-level
home, lo,,ijlcJ in town on 1/2
+/- acre corner lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350


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; 'i 21ii new construction CBS
home w/ all the extras located.
in a great neighborhood close to
schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS iiew construction
home boasts upgrades galore
and a convenient location close
to schools & paiks! $225,000
Listed by Yvonne Hallman
86.673.1735


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Brand spanking new 3BR/2B acres i
CBS home on a lovely lot close metal
to schools & parks! $184,900 upgrade
Listed by Tracey Williams Listec
239,340.6725


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ated Sellers! 3BR/2B
e home, located on 2.5 +/-
n Flaghole, boasts a new
roof, new A/C system &
les galore! $229,000
d by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE
Cl.nllling 1940 house receives
"extreme mkille;o\L er and is
transformed into a 3BIU2B
beauty w/ a loft. S234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239,229,6385


LABELLE
4BR/2B CBS home located on
an oak-covered secluded 0.40


+/- acre in town lot, boasts
many upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 31BR2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres 'ou Pioneer's main
throughfare! $280,000
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863,673,9119


LABELLE


Upgrades abound in this
IBR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
acres just outside of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


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FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, stocked ponds
& fencing located in Flaghole.
$385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
S239.229.6385


FLAGHOLE
(-;IR.21I pool home Nw/ metal
roof & dct.,lche workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse .I., II a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


L:ABELLE
Two story 3BR/2B home, lo-


cated on 4.6 +/- acres just out-
side of LaBelle. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


PIONEER PLANTATION
I2 i. .[ turnkey home sparkles
wad is located on (>,25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. Ne\\ flooring, A/C,
rool' etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


ORTONA
2BR/1B doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
and practically new. Located
in Ortona on the intracoastal.
$425,004)
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


ORTONA


3BIR2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


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LABELLE
2BR/IB mobile home located
on 20 +/- acres in a booming
area of Hendry Co.! Great in-
vestment opportunity! $500,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on 1
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/I. $750,000
Listed by Greg Bone


LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres


in a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
on 1 + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lift. Beauty abounds inside &
out!. $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.6754500


LABELLE
3BRi2B split floor plan river-
front home boasts gorgeous
landscaping, contemporary de-
sign, spacious rooms & an irre-
Ssistible screened lanai to take in
those river views! $899,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
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i to the city commission, including
Pittman Enterprises, which out-
lined a plan to build eight, one-
Sstory apartments and a daycare
Center at the east end of Basilan
Crescent. The road, which has
. adjacent houses near Eastside
and Westside Elementary
Schools, would be extended to
* provide access to the new devel-
I opment.
i A third company, Florida's
I Finest Developers, submitted a
final development order to build a
24-unit subdivision located off
West Ventura Avenue, near the
Green Tree housing complex. The
city commission approved a spe-
cial exception during the Sept.
S2004 regular commission meet-
ing to allow multi-family residen-
tial development in a commercial
zoning district.
The exception will allow Flori-
da's Finest Developers to con-
struct the homes, which will be
accessible from Ventura Avenue
and Alverdez Street. The subdivi-
sion will be called Florida's Finest
Villas at Lakeshore.
The property will be enclosed
by a six-foot gate and fence
around the property, along with a
Privacy hedge planted around the
side of the property to provide
additional buffer from surround-
ing businesses.
Commercial development is
bound to follow new homes, and
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days, and was the first major
championship winner of African
or Asian heritage.
Woods holds or shares the
record for the low score in rela-
tion to par in each of the four
major championships. His
records are 270 (18 under par) in
the Masters, 272 (12 under par) in
the U.S. Open, 269 (19 under par)
in the British Open, and he shares
the record of 270 (18 under par)
with Bob May in the 2000 PGA
Championship, which Tiger won
by one stroke in a three-hole play-
off.
The U.S. Open and Masters
victories came by record mar-
gins, 15 strokes and 12 strokes
respectively, and the U.S. Open
triumph swept aside the 13-
stroke major championship stan-
dard which had stood for 138
years, established by Old Tom
Morris in the 1862 British Open.
The record margin for the U.S.
Open had been 11 strokes by
Willie Smith in 1899. In the Mas-
ters, Woods broke the record
margin of nine strokes set by
Nicklaus in 1965. Tiger won the
British Open by eight strokes, the
largest margin since J. H. Taylor
in 1913.
The best previous start on the
PGA Tour was by Horton Smith,
who had eight PGA Tour victories
in 1929 at age 21 and 15 career
victories in 1931 at age 23. By
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$800, depending on the type and
size of connection to the water
system..
The estimated financial
impact of the rate increase was
declared to be $600,000 annually
for the city.
These increases come on the
heels of a water conservation
plan initiative enacted at Mon-
day's meeting, which will place
limitations on hours for lawn and
ornamental irrigation, as well as
require installation of ultra-low
volume plumbing fixtures and
rain sensors on automatic sprin-


ted for a new Walgreens in the
center of town, as well as a new
storage facility on Pasadena
Avenue.
Berner Oil, Inc. submitted
development plans on Sept. 27 to
construct a 14,820-square foot
Walgreens pharmacy at the
southwest intersection of W.C.
Owen and U.S. 27. The property is
the former location of Value Pawn
and the Everglades Restaurant,
both of which are now vacant
buildings.
The plans submitted for the
Walgreens store included a draw-
ing of an attractive storefront,
which would be beneficial to the
aesthetics of downtown Clewis-
ton.
The final development order
for Pasadena Storage finalizes
plans submitted by Lutz Builders
to construct a two-story, 21,476-
square foot storage building on
the southwest corner of Pasadena
and San Jose Street.
Plans for the storage facility
indicated 100 to 150 units that
would be contained in the build-
ing.
The various starting dates for
construction are all expected to
come within the next year, and a
lot of changes are on the way.
Of course, the proposed devel-
opment of the Bonita Bay project
has been well documented, as
well, with the project expecting to
break ground in about two years.
The addition of the current proj-
ects, along with the Bonita Bay
project will present a strong
attraction for more businesses to
look Clewiston's way.


11 overall in 1999, Woods had
posted career totals of 15 PGA
TOUR victories and 21 overall at
age 23. The comparable figures
for Nicklaus, through age 24 in
1964, were 12 PGA TOUR victo-
ries and 17 overall. Nicklaus had
been a professional golfer for
three years, one year less than
Tiger.
Woods' six professional major
championships and three U.S.
Amateur titles bring his- total to
nine major championships
through age 25, three more than
Nicklaus at that age. Nicklaus had
four professional major victories
and two U.S. Amateur titles.
Woods compiled one of the
most impressive amateur records
in golf history, winning six USGA
national championships, plus the
NCAA title, before turning profes-
sional on Aug. 27, 1996. He con-
cluded his amateur career by
winning an unprecedented third
consecutive U.S. Amateur title,
finishing with a record 18 consec-
utive match-play victories.
An achievement which ranks
with any of his professional
records, Woods won the U.S.
Junior Amateur three times and
was the first to win that title more
than once. He was the youngest
ever to win the U.S. Junior Ama-
teur (age 15 in 1991) and the
youngest ever to win the U.S.
Amateur (age 18 in 1994). With
his U.S. Open victory, Tiger
became the first ever to hold that
title along with the U.S. Junior
Amateur and U.S. Amateur titles.


kler systems.
The water conservation plan
came as a requirement by the
South Florida Water Management
- District, as an element of the
city's permit application for the
new water plant.
According to the City Commis-
sion report, the timing of the ordi-
nance adopting the conservation
plan meets water management
criteria for award of the recently
approved production well fund-
ing of $1.73 million.
There was no comment by the
commission or city officials as to
whether the rebuilding process
following Hurricane Wilma
would affect implementing the
water conservation measures.


Community Briefs


Volunteers needed
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-
Hendry County Big "O" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday-Sunday,
Jan. 27-29 at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven. Volun-
teers are needed to install signage,
help set up tables, man registra-
tion booths and serve as ambassa-
dors for gloriously natural Glades
County and America's Sweetest
Town. For more information call
(863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.
Big 0 birding festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big O Birding Festival to be
held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven, with tours in
Glades and Hendry Counties.
This festival is a joint venture of
the Glades County Economic
Development Council, Clewis-
ton Chamber of Commerce, and
Hendry County Tourism Devel-
opment Council to bring birders
from around south Florida for a
weekend of tours, lectures, arts
and crafts and fun. Vendors
interested in participating should
contact Nita Choban at (863)
983-8619. For more information,
e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com or jregan@glade-
scountyedc.com or visit our Web
site at www.bigobirdingfestival.
com.
Hope Hospice
Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief
support in Clewiston for those
who have experienced the loss of
a loved one. For more information,
please call (239) 489-9149 or toll-
free (866) 983-7771.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
every Tuesday, and Friday, at 8
p.m. at the Community Presbyter-
ian Church 407 Royal Palm Ave.


City
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industrial developments, permit
procedures, and appeals.
The landscape plan will also
take into account a landscaping
technique known as Xeriscape,
which utilizes native plants and
ground cover and needs little main-
tenance.
Therefore, the plan will outlaw
the planting of non-native, nui-
sance species trees, including Punk
trees (Melaleuca quinquenervia),
Ear trees (Enterolobium cyclo-
carpum), Cajeput trees (Melaleuca
lencadendia), Beefwoods (Causa-
rina Cunninghamiana), Brazilian
Pepper (Schenus teremfinthi
folius), Australian Pine (Casuarina
spp.), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus
spp.), Laurel Fig (Ficus micro-
carpa), or Ficus (Ficus spp.).
Any of the trees existing on
property being permitted for devel-
opment will be removed by the
applicant.
Other features of the new plan
will provide clear instructions for


The widespread number of
sprinkler systems and structures
damaged or destroyed by driving
winds and uprooted trees may or
may not slow the process,
depending on how quickly the
systems are repaired or replaced.
Future implementations are
expected to be made to improve
the city's distribution operations.
The changes, scheduled largely
for 2006, would include: Estimat-
ing losses due to hydrant flush-
ing, line breaks and dead end
main flushing; annual testing and
calibration or replacement of
meters four inches and larger;
contracted annual leak detection
survey; and annual replacement
of five percent of meters, based


Help for the needy
The community prayer worship
will be giving food and personal
items to the needy the 29th of every
month. For more information call
(561) 996-7276. Food can be deliv-
ered to your home or picked up
from church at 141 Bond Street,
Clewiston.
Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes
began Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Department
1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida
33975. The class is a seven-week
course that will meet on Wednes-
days. If you have any questions
please call Lasheba at 674-4056
Ext. 128.
Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of 12-2:30 p.m. You can con-
tact Tera or Linda at the Center for
Independent Living at (941) 766-
8333 in Charlotte County to find out
the days that they will be available
in those areas.
Wednesday
night dinners
The VFW Post 4185 Ladies Aux-
iliary serves dinner every Wednes-
day. Dinners are served from 6 8
p.m. The cost is $6 and the public is
invited to eat in or take out. A differ-
ent meal is served each Wednes-
day. Please call 983-9748 to order or
to find out the menu for the month.
Bingo night
will change
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853 is
proud to announce that they will
be playing bingo on Thursday
nights as opposed to Monday


developers of residential land. One
existing or planted tree will be
required for every 2,500 square feet
of plot area not utilized for struc-
tures. Each single unit or duplex to
be developed will be required to
have at least one tree in both the
front and rearyards.
With the oncoming advent of
growth and development on the
horizon, the city of Clewiston is
doing everything necessary to be
prepared as developers line up to
build.
Other factors in the landscape
development plan include buffer
screens, ground cover, foundation
plantings, hedges, and other
means of visually screening a prop-
erty from adjacent property,
according to the draft of the city
landscape plan.
The enactment of the land-
scape plan is somewhat related to
the concurrently established water
conservation policy recently adopt-
ed by the city. Both policies have
been made in accordance to regu-
lation by the South Florida Water
Management District, which will
partner with the city to build a new
water plant.


on volume usage.
The city also plans to embark
on a public education program to
include water conservation as a
complementary element to exist-
ing electric conservation advertis-
ing.
The water conservation ordi-
nance kicks off a planned sched-
ule for implementation of ele-
ments mandated by SFWMD,
which will continue with an eval-
uation with Xeriscape landscap-
ing evaluation, an ordinance for
Ultra Low Volume plumbing fix-
tures, water conservation based
rates, implementation of leak
detection, rain sensors, public
education, and water reclama-
tion before 2008.


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Drs. Parrish and Youmans at Family Eye Care would like the
citizens of the LaBelle area to know that people who have had
diabetes for several years are at risk to develop a potentially
blinding condition called diabetic retinopathy and need to take
steps to protect their vision.
The cause of diabetic retinopathy is that, over time, diabetes
can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that
nourish the retina, the delicate lining at the back of the eye con-
taining light-sensitive nerve cells needed for seeing. Looking
inside the eye with an instrument that allows direct viewing of
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Bridge loan money still available Tigerdefensestepsup, stpsBarons, Spotspage14


Hendry and Glades Counties,
Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay, as part of South
Central Florida's Rural Area of Criti-
cal Economic Concern, were
granted $2 million in Bridge
Loan/Funds for small businesses
that sustained damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma.
These loans range from $1,000
to $25,000 and are interest free for
the term of the loan and can be
acquired for either 90 or 180 days.
Those eligible to apply for the
loans under the program are:
1. Small businesses established
in the Rural Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern prior to Oct. 17,


2004 who have sustained physical
damage due to Hurricane Wilma.
2. Have at least two employees
(self employed individuals may be
eligible on a case by case basis)
and a maximum of 100 employ-
ees.
3. Must have been directly
impacted by the storm.
4. Holders of current Saltwater
Products/Seafood Dealer/Shellfish
Processing Plant/Charter Boat Cap-
tain licenses or certification or
other fishing/seafood related
licenses or certifications with latest
two years of landings information
5. Owners of small businesses
who have no outstanding balances


on Florida Small Business Emer-
gency Bridge Loans from any prior
storm loan programs
6. Loans will be made to indi-
viduals who are at least 51 percent
owners of the business. Only one
loan per individual, and/or per
premises.
7. The borrower will be
required to sign an agreement that
proceeds of the loan will be used
only for purposes of maintaining or
restarting the business in the desig-
nated area.
8. The borrower will be
required to state how they plan to
repay the loan.
Applications are being accepted


through Dec. 16, 2005 and may be
picked up at any Hendry County
Bank. Funds are being disbursed
on a first come first serve basis and
over $250,000 in loans have already
been issued. This program is avail-
able through a contract between
State of Florida, Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Development
and Florida's Heartland REDI.
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council is coordinating
the effort in Hendry County; You
may contact the economic devel-
opment council office at (863) 675-
6007 or stop by any bank for more
information.


Loula V York Branch to undergo renovation


PAHOKEE The Loula V. York
Branch, in Pahokee is getting a
face-lift! The branch will be closed
for the next few months while it is
refurbished and renovated. A
redesigned entrance will bring
additional paved parking there
will be new shelving, new com-
puter workstations employing the
latest in technology, a new glass-
enclosed study room, and a more
inviting, meeting room. During the
temporary closing, library servic-
es to the residents of Pahokee will
continue to be provided:
Borrowing materials:
The Bookmobile will begin
weekly service in Pahokee, more
than doubling the hours they are
open to residents. A new stop at
the Pahokee Fire Station will be
added to the current biweekly
stops at Pahokee Pals, Fremd Vil-


lage and New Hope Charities; four
hours of late-afternoon service
will be added alternate weeks at
the new site. The Bookmobile car-
ries a comprehensive selection of
library materials for library users
of all ages, and will have over
2,000 books, CDs, videos and
DVDs on board. The Bookmobile
also offers the same reserve serv-
ice as all of the library branches. A
book drop has been placed near
the Fire Station for library users to
return their materials.
Residents may choose the
Books-by-Mail service, and have
books delivered to their home,
postage free, through the U.S.
Postal Service. Normally reserved
for those who are not able to visit
the library due to physical disabili-
ty, long term illness, or lack of
transportation, this service will be


made available to those who wish
to register as a Books-by-Mail bor-
rower. Books can be requested by
mail or by toll free telephone and
staff is ready to help people with
their selections.
Residents will be welcomed at
the Belle Glade Branch, 530 S.
Main Street in Belle Glade, or at
the Clarence E. Anthony Branch,
375 SW 2nd Avenue in South Bay.
Reference and children's serv-
ices:
Free telephone reference,
accessible by toll-free number,
(888) 780-4962, is available 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Monday through Thurs-
day, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday.
Residents may also call or visit
the Belle Glade Branch, 996-
3453,or can use Ask a Librarian,
on the library's Web site


www.pbclibrary.org. Research
and homework materials can be
reserved over the telephone or
online.
Residents with a need for more
in-depth information, research for
homework assignments, or health
or business information can use
the library's Web site, which pro-
vides full access to authoritative
sources, organized for ease of use.
Story times for children, will be
provided to local daycare centers.
Live Homework Help, a free, inter-
active online tutoring service for
students, is still available in other
county library locations, in the
school media centers, and from
home.
For further information call the
Belle Glade Branch at (561) 996-
3453, or Books-by-Mail or the
Mobile Library at (888) 780-5151.


Corps seeks input about lake level


By MaryAnn Morris
LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) is seeking public input
for their proposed changes to the
Water Supply and Environment
(WSE) schedule for Lake Okee-
chobee.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew
Goetz, deputy commander for
the, USACE's Jacksonville District,
was at the Okeechobee County
'Civic Center along with USACE
biologist Nelson Colon Nov. 15 to
explain the proposed changes.
This schedule determines
how decisions are made to lower,
raise or maintain water levels in
Lake Okeechobee.
The WSE was implemented in
2002 after a dry cycle in Florida's
weather. With advanced technol-
ogy, it is now understood that
Florida's wet/dry cycles are not
only seasonal each year, but will
vary over many years. Meteorolo-
gists now know that Florida's
weather has come out of a dry
period and is entering a wet peri-
od. Increased hurricane activity
with increased rainfall is one
aspect of this cycle.
"We have problems with the
water system," said Lt. Col.
Goetz, "The water system is the
result of 70 years of development,
mainly aimed at flood control.
The Comprehensive Everglades
Recovery Plan (CERP), at an esti-
mated cost of'$10.5 billion, will
ultimately resolve many of the
problems but not soon enough.
"Governor (Jeb) Bush, in an
unprecedented action, has prom-
ised to speed up the process with
the Acceller8 plan to complete
many of the most critical
improvements by September
2009," he added.
.In the meantime, he said, the
WSE is keeping the lake too high.
He said the area has had an
extraordinary amount of rain,
and that water is being held to the
north in the Kissimmee Basin.
Discharges are causing major
problems with the Caloosahatch-
ee and St. Lucie estuaries and


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"We will have a draft Environmental Impact
Study completed by the summer of 2006 in
preparation for a change to the WSE in Decem-
ber of 2006 to be implemented in January, 2007."
Nelson Colon,
USACE biologist


areas to the south are flooded
and can't take any more water, he
continued.
At the same time many com-
munities depend on the water
from the lake for their public
water supply, and the USACE
must ensure that there is enough
water for public use.'"'
Lt. Col. Goetz said the USACE
is seeking input from the public
as a key part of this process and
as required by the National Envi-
ronmental Policy Act.
"We will have a draft Environ-
mental Impact Study completed
by the summer of 2006 in prepa-
ration for a change to the WSE in
December of 2006 to be imple-
mented in January, 2007," said
Mr. Colon.
"When the water levels are in
Zone D, the water sits too long,"
said Paul Gray, Ph.D., science
coordinator for the Lake Okee-
chobee Watershed Program of
the Florida Audubon Society. "If
releases were mandatory, not
optional, until the lake reaches
the bottom of Zone D it would
allow for better maintenance of
desirable marshes. Further, the
lowest level of zone D should be
changed from 13.5 feet to 13.0
feet with adjustments for drought
predictions."
Mr. Gray went on to say that
under the current model, releases
to the Caloosahatchee are cut off
two feet higher than anywhere
else, which "cuts off their water
too soon, compared to others."
"There have been problems
with algae in the estuaries before.
There have been many studies,
many models," said Herb
Zebuth, speaking for Friends of
the Everglades. "The lake needs


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*to be managed as a lake, not as a
reservoir or a drainage pond. It
may function as a backup water
supply for the coastal communi-
ties, but what are the coastal
communities doing to learn to
conserve water? We're told it is a
question of economic impacts.
Someone should do an analysis
of the economic impact of high
water levels on the lake."
This point of view was echoed
by Wayne Nelson, executive
director of Fisherman Against
Destruction of the Environment.
"I've been working on Lake
Okeechobee issues for over 25
years," said Mr. Nelson, "During
the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the
lake levels were much lower and
the lake was much healthier. The
first public hearing on lake water
levels was in 1988. The water lev-
els keep going up. It's bad for the
lake."
If you would like to make a
comment on the way the water
level in the lake is managed, for-
ward your comments to Nelson
Colon, ATTN: Planning Division,
701 San Marco Boulevard, Jack-
sonville, Fla., 32207; or, e-mail
your comments to publicmail.ces
aj-cc@saj02.usace.army.mil.
All comments will be consid-
ered in the final recommenda-
tions.


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Fourteenth

annual

Big 0 Hike
PAHOKEE Florida Trail
Association announces its
14th annual Big O Hike around
Lake Okeechobee and invites
hikers to spend nine days
enjoying the views and wildlife
around the second largest
freshwater lake entirely within
the United States.
Fourteen years ago, a
hardy group of Florida Trail
Association hikers started the
tradition of this 109-mile walk
during Thanksgiving Week.
Despite local damage from
Hurricane Wilma, the tradi-
tion continues with a kickoff at
Pahokee just prior to the
beginning of the Grassy
Waters Festival, which will
also go on as planned.
On the first day of the walk,
hikers have the option of a 3.5-
mile "Wimp Walk" or a full
11.5 miles to Port Mayaca
along the Florida Trail on the
Herbert Hoover Dike.
For more information,
including a detailed itinerary,
visit www.floridatrail.org
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Tiger defense steps up, stops Barons


By Bill Fabian


CLEWISTON An illegal sub-
stitution penalty by the Tigers in
overtime prompted a two-point
conversion attempt after a St.
Petersburg Catholic touchdown,
which was stopped at the goal
line for the Clewiston Tiger victo-
ry.
After arguably one of the most
exciting conclusions to a football
game ever witnessed in Clewis-
ton, the Tigers will now move on
to play Chaminade Prep in the
Class 2A State Semifinals.
The Tigers were on the verge
of sealing a victory before the
Barons fought back for eight
points in the final minutes of regu-
lation. With less than three min-
utes to play in the game, the=
Barons took over possession of
the ball and pulled off a surprise
play to get back into the game.
Tiger defensive players had
nearly stopped the Barons with
less than two minutes to play,
when the Barons called a pass
play by running back Jock
Sanders,-who launched the ball
into the wind 39 yards to a wide
open Jermaine McKenzie for a
stunning touchdown. The Barons
successfully tied the game with a
two-point conversion on a pass
by quarterback David Girardi to
C.J. Lee with 1:46 remaining.
The Tigers got the ball first in
overtime, and needed only one
play from scrimmage to score a
touchdown on a 10-yard pass
from quarterback Jared Combass
to Kale Mitchell, followed by the
successful PAT kick by Combass.
St. Petersburg Catholic then
got the ball and four chances to
get into the end zone. Three stops


INI/Bill Fabian
Jamal Hubert rushed for 100 yards for the sixth straight
game, on 15 carries, including a long of 25 yards that set up
a 12-yard touchdown pass to Nate Brinkley.


by the Tiger defense led to yet
another fourth down, do-or-die
situation for the Barons. After a
series of timeouts, it was again
Sanders who kept his team in the
game with his arm by throwing a
touchdown pass to Andrew Har-
ris, his second touchdown of the
night.
The Barons lined up with
apparent intentions to go for two
before a Clewiston timeout. The
Barons then opted to kick, leading
to the dead ball penalty by the
Tigers, giving the Barons the ball
at the one-yard line.
The Barons decided to go for
two.
Defending against a handoff to
Lee, junior nose tackle Jeremiah
Askew smacked the St. Pete run-
ner outside, where Delvin Hughes
and Richard Pope finished the
tackle for the Tiger victory. The


decision to attempt the two-point,
conversion after the penalty
proved to be costly.
"I was a little surprised they
went for'the two-point conver-
sion. A win's a win, we'll take it
however we can get them," said
Head Coach Tommy Morrell, who
told his players it was time to pre-
pare for another big game on
Thanksgiving weekend.
"Tell your families to plan on
being in town this week, because
we're going to practice every day
- you can come in to practice
and then go eat your turkey," said
Morrell, who improved to a 16-14
record as the Clewiston head
coach.
The Tigers finished strong in
another game played well on the
ground and in the air. Jared Com-
bass made a successful return
under center in Friday's game,


coming off a collarbone injury
suffered at Bishop Verot on Oct. 7.
It was initially apparent that the
junior quarterback had missed
more than a few starts, but he
finally found a groove after a few
offensive series.
Combass busted out with
some of the most spectacular
plays of the year, including a 60-
yard shot to John Melton for a
touchdown early in the second
quarter. He later displayed fine
touch on a 12-yard toss to Nate
Brinkley in the fourth quarter to
put the Tigers up by eight. Com-
bass finished with 149 yards in the
air and three touchdowns, and
completed 7-of-12 passes.
Richard Pope rushed for 81
yards on eight carries, including a
five-yard touchdown that capped
off a strong drive in the third quar-
ter, putting the Tigers up 14-7 after
the successful two point run by
Melton. The senior running back
and defensive back has rushed for
470 yards on the year. He also
contributed three tackles on the
night, including the game-saving
stop in overtime alongside line-
backer Delvin Hughes.
Hughes had seven tackles
against the Barons, and got to the
quarterback a number of times,
and recorded two sacks for losses
of five yards.
Jamal Hubert rushed for 100
yards for the sixth straight game
on 15 carries, including a long of
25 yards that set up the touch-
down pass to Brinkley.
Chaminade Prep (9-1) defeat-
ed Gulliver Prep 42-0 in the
regional playoff game, and will
host the Tigers in the Nov. 25
Class 2A state semifinal game.


Battle of the Raiders goes to Glades Central


By Mark Young
RIVERDALE Amassing 406
yards of total offense, the Glades
Central Raiders extended their
undefeated record with a 39-21
playoff victory over the Riverdale
Raiders Nov. 18.
Glades Central took a 27-0 lead
at the break, scoring twice in the
first quarter and two more times in
the second to end the first half of
play with a comfortable advantage.
Bryan Mann hit Curtis Brown from
seven yards out to open up the
scoring onslaught and Aston
Samuels broke free from 27 yards
out to give the Raiders a 1.3-0 lead
in the first quarter after Holley's
second point after attempt failed.
Samuels added a second touch-
down run, this one from 11 yards
out in the second quarter and the
Raiders were successful on the
two-point conversion when
Denote Thompson found the end.
zone to give Glades Central a 21-0


lead and it wouldn't be long before
Thompson was back in the end
zone after a nine-yard touchdown
run. The Raiders opted for two
points again, but the pass attempt
failed giving Glades Central their
27-0 lead at the break. Riverdale's
dismal first half performance
turned around in the second half
when Riverdale sparked some
momentum off a 72-yard touch-
down run from Walker who would
score on Riverdale's next posses-
sion from two yards out. Both
point after attempts'were success-
ful and the Riverdale Raiders found
themselves, baik in the.,hunt, trail-
ing 27-14with a quarter to play.
Walker scored his third touch-
down of the ball game to open the
fourth quarter of play and Riverdale
found themselves just six points
out of the lead after a successful
point after tightened the Glades
Central lead to 27-21 in what
appeared to be an improbable
comebackbid.


That comeback bid would be
halted, as the Glades Central
defense stiffened the remainder of
the game and an eight-yard run
from Tarus McKinley followed by a
30-yard strike from Mann .to
Thompson ended Riverdale's
hopes of the comeback and con-
cluded Riverdale's 2005 football
season. Glades Central attempted
two-point conversions after both
touchdowns and were unsuccess-
ful, but had no problems holding
onto their 39-21 victory after the
brief Riverdale surge.
Both squads had their fair share
of penalties assessed with Glades
Central racking up a dozen infrac-
tions for 91 yards while Riverdale
was guilty of 10 penalties for 98
yards. Riverdale was able to move
the ball well on the ground against
Glades Central, tallying 276 yards
on the ground with 51 total carries
by the Riverdale backs.
Glades Central was equally
effective with 200 yards and


Sports in Brief


Youth football
The Glades County Youth Ath-
letic Association completed its
flag football season Thursday
evening with an awards program
and refreshments. The Gators
won the league with a record of
seven wins and one loss. The
Noles came in second with six
wins and three losses. League
coordinator and GCYAA officers
would like to thank the following
volunteers for their participation
in this season: Assistant director
and official, Rayon Campbell,
coaches Wayne Moore, Adrian
Nelson, Matt Davis, Norman
Fleming, Bill Cunningham, and
Eddie Hallback. Special recogni-
tion goes to the sponsors: The
league champions, Berner Oil,
Glades Youth Livestock, B and B
Supermarket and the local Amer-
ican Legion. Players received


special recognition. Hustler tro-
phies went to Lailoni Carey,
Sylvia Gonzalez, Joey Palladino,
and Lee Ford. Most Improved tro-
phies were received by Damien
Smith, Abraham Ciscernos, Arliss
Ford and Curtis Kincaid. Receiv-
ing the most valuable player tro-
phies were Joshua Redd, Terry
Hallback, Vinton Lewis and Bar-
rion Cohens. Omar Pena, Dustin
Chapman, Robert Harris and
Julie Gonzalez were recognized
by their coaches and received a
game ball.
Upcoming baseball
registrations
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will
be holding registration for the
upcoming season at Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria on Dec.
1 and Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups


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Coast Guard
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SOUTH LAKE Did you
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Samuels accounted for the bulk of
the yardage with 114 yards on just
13 carries and added a pair of rush-
ing touchdowns to his totals. Mann
had a stellar night from the air,
completing nine passes in 20
attempts for 206 yards. He had a
pair of touchdown passes and
threw two picks. Both squads lost a
fumble and Riverdale was also
accountable for an interception in
the game.
Thompson was the leading
receiver with five receptions for 115
yards and a touchdown. McKinley
had two catchesifor.49.yards and
Brown had two catches for 42
yards, including a seven-yard
touchdown reception to open the
game's scoring in the first quarter.


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Gators fall to Ft. Meade


By Mark Young
FT. MEADE The Ft. Meade
curse will continue for another year
as the Miners continued their six-
year streak of knocking the Glades
Day Gators out of the state playoffs.
The Gators took to the road after
a convincing 66-7 victory over
Shorecrest Prep in the opening
round of playoff action pitted them
against their long-time playoff foe Ft.
Meade and after holding a 14-7 lead
at the break, the Miners would own
the day with a pair of unanswered
second half scores to take the play-
off victory by a final score of 21-14.
Facing into a fairly stiff wind in
the first quarter, the Gator offense
was unable to get their offense
going against a Miner defense that
was reported to be susceptible to
the run the Gators' most power-
ful attack behind a solid offensive


line and the exceptional skills of
Gator tailback Frank Lugo. Ft.
Meade took advantage of the wind
in the first quarter and were the first
to score on a 14-yard touchdown
strike to take a 7-0 lead.
After 12 minutes of offensive
silence from the Gators, Glades Day
took advantage of their turn driving
with the wind in the second quarter
and delivered a pair of touchdown
strikes, including a brilliant late quar-
ter drive that resulted in a 20-yard
scoring strike from Josh McGregor
to Andrew Joseph with seven sec-
onds left to play in the first half.
The Gators had scored earlier in
the quarter on an 18-yard strike
from McGregor to Boccanfuso, but
missed the extra point and trailed 7-
6 before the late half scoring drive.
The Gators went up 12-7 and opted
for the wo-point try, which was ulti-
matey successful when McGregor


hit Brandon Smith for the conver-
sion to put the Gators up 14-7 with
no time remaining in the first half.
Ft. Meade tied the game in the
third quarter and claimed the lead
off a 41-yard touchdown pass to
give the Miners a 21-14 advantage,
which were they were able to hold
onto for the victory and a chance to
advance into the state semifinals.
The Gators, for the most part,
played solid football with one
turnover and only committed five
penalties for 38 yards, but Ft.
Meade needed to put together a
perfect game against the Gators
and did so with no turnovers and
had six penalties for 44 yards.
The Gators compiled 170 yards
on the ground, with Lugo getting
the lion's share of the yardage. The
Gator tailback racked up 162 yards
on 27 carries. McGregor had a solid
50-percent passing ratio, complet-


- again

ing 7 passes for 109 yards. McGre-
gor had no interceptions and threw
two touchdowns, as well as a two-
point conversion.
The Gator defense gave up 187
yards on the ground and an addi-
tional 134 yards of passing yardage,
including a pair of touchdown
strikes, one of which proved to be
the game winner. Joseph ended
the game with four receptions for
70 yards and a touchdown and
Gator fullback Ricky Reitz had a
pair of receptions for 21 yards.
The numbers across the board
were fairly equal with a slight
advantage going to the Miners and
that slight advantage would lead to
a small advantage in the number of
times Ft. Meade would find the end
zone, resulting in the 21-14 defeat
over the disappointed Gators who
will have to wait another year to fig-
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Winter sports
schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Dec. 1: Lake Placid, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 7: Moore Haven, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8: LaBelle, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Evangelical Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay,'Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
SBoys Basketball:
-Dec- 2-"Soutih. Ft. Wft lome, .-
7,45 p.m.
Dec. 6: Riverdale, Away, 7:30


p.m.
Dec. 9: LaBelle, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 10: Pahokee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 17: Glades Central, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Glades Central, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 7: Glades Day, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Dunbar, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 13: Estero, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Cypress Lake, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: Immokalee, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 24: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Wrestling:
Dec. 3: At Sebastian River Invita-
tional
Dec. 7: Hosts LaBelle
Dec. 10: At Pinellas Park Invita-
tional
Dec. 16-17: At Southside duals
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County
Invitational
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational
at Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at
Clearwater Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb.10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lake-


Girls Soccer
Nov. 29: LaBelle, Home, 4 p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Home,
4p.m.
Dec. 6: Cypress Lake, Away, 6
p.m.
Dec. 9: Estero, Away, 6 p.m.
Dec. 12: Riverdale, Away, 6 p.m.
Dec. 13: Glades Central, Home,
4 p.m.
TBA: LaBelle Tournament
Jan. 6: LaBelle, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Sebring, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5
p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter,
Home, 11 a.m.
Glades Day School
BoysBasketball:
Nov. 28: Inlet Grove, Home, 7
p.m.
Nov. 29: Summit Christian,
Home, 8 p.m.
Dec. 9: R.J. Hendley Christian,
Away, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian, Away,
8p.m.
Dec. 13: Benjamin, Home, 7 p.m.
Dec. 17: American Heritage
(Delray), Away, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newinan,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: trinityy Christian, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Clewiston, Home, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Home,
7p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 8 p.m
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7 p.m.


Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 8 p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage
(Delray), Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away,
7p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Nov. 29: Summit Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 9: Benjamin, Home, 7 p.m.
.Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian, Away,
6:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newman,
Away, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central, Home,
2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Away,
7 p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home,
7p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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Blue Devils 'take care of business,' defeat Lions 20-0


By Nina G. Wills
WEST PALM BEACH The
Pahokee Blue Devils had a score
to settle with the King's Acade-
my Lions Friday night in the
Class 2B Regional Final game at
Kahlert Stadium. Kings Acade-
my handed Pahokee its only loss
of the regular season. The Blue
Devil players were fired up for
the start of the game. They lis-
tened to the words of senior
quarterback and team leader
Robert "Rah Rah" Love to "take
care of business".
The first half was dominated
by defensive stands for both
teams. Kings Academy punted
on their first possession of the
game. Pahokee was able to
move the ball down the field.
They tried to establish the run-
ning game early on. Running
backs Ricky Gary and Janoris
Jenkins, both coming off of stel-
lar performances last week,
were called on to run the ball.
With 7:06 to go in the first quar-
ter, Jenkins, on a toss sweep to
the left, ran all the way to the
end zone. The touchdown was
called back for a holding penalty
on Pahokee. On the next play,
Love connected with wide
receiver Tanoris Jones for an 18-
yard gain. Then, Jenkins rushed
for another first down. Pahokee
had the ball in Lions territory
and looked to get on the score-
board. On a fourth down, Love
threw an incomplete pass. The
Lions got the ball back on their
own 25-yard line. The Blue Dev-
ils defense stepped up and
forced another Lions punt.
On their second possession
of the game, the Blue Devils
used a little trickery. Love hand-
ed the ball off to Jenkins who
ran to his right. Jenkins then
stopped, stepped up into the


Team Statistics
Robert Love was 9 of 21 for 220
yards, 1 TD and 2 interceptions.
Martavious Odoms had 7 receptions
for 180 yards and 2 TDs.
Tamarcus Porter had 1 reception for
18 yards and 1 TD on a punt return.
Nikita White had 1 reception for 8
yards.
Ricky Gary rushed 14 times for 57
yards.
Janoris Jenkins rushed 15 times for
60 yards and threw a 66-yard TD
pass.
Anthony Atwell rushed 1 time for 8
yards.
Willie Jenkins rushed 2 times for 5
yards.
pocket, and threw a quick strike
to wide out Martavious Odoms.
Odoms raced 66 yards for a
touchdown. The Lions were
stunned at the play and the Dev-
ils led 7-0 to end the first quarter.
The Lions punted on their third
possession of the game. Tamar-
cus Porter was back deep to
receive the punt. The ball
bounced a couple of times, but
Porter picked up the ball. He
turned on his speed, reversed
field position and eluded several
Lion defenders. Porter dove into
the end zone for the second Blue
Devils touchdown. The PAT by
Jose Rodriguez was good. The
two quick strikes electrified the
Blue Devils sidelines.
The Lions next possession
was another punt. QB Myles
Jackson was sacked twice by
linebackers Casey Hopson and
Rudy Robinson and defensive
lineman Micanor Regis. Pahokee
started with excellent field posi-
tion at the Lion's 39-yard line.
Gary had a power run of 20
yards, dragging tacklers to the
15-yard line. On the next play,
Gary fumbled the ball and the
Lions recovered. The Lions con-
verted on a long third down. QB


Submitted to INI/Nina G. Wills
WR Martavious Odoms celebrates while listening to the vic-
tory song. Odoms had seven catches for 180 yards and a pair
of touchdowns.


Myles Jackson stepped up into
the pocket and delivered a pass
to WR Hodges. With less than
four Ininutes to go before half-
time, the Lions were finally
marching down the field. They
fumbled the ball, though, on
their own 36-yard line. Devils
linebacker Casey Hopson was
there to recover the football.
The Devils hoped to get
another score to increase their
lead. Love hit Odoms for a 15-
yard gain and Jenkins ran the
ball to the two-yard line. Love
took Pahokee's final time out
with 33 seconds remaining.
Jenkins rushed for a touch-
down, but was again denied
because of a Pahokee penalty.
The Devils were called for a false
start. Pahokee kicker Rodriguez
attempted a field goal, but the


snap was bad. The Devils led the
Lions 14-0 to end the first half.
Pahokee once again had costly
penalties that erased two touch-
downs off the scoreboard. The
Lions defense did not stop the
Devils; the Devils were stopping
themselves with mental errors
and mistakes.
To start the third quarter,
Pahokee wanted to set the
tempo of the game.. Love hit
Odoms and Nikita White for
gains. Gary had two strong runs,
but another holding penalty
stopped the Devils momentum.
Pahokee was forced to punt.
The Kings Academy Lions tried
to establish their running game,
but the Devils defense effectively
stopped the run. Pahokee start-
ed their next drive at their own
39-yard line. On a critical third


down, "Rah Rah" Love threw a
quick strike to Porter, who
grabbed the ball in double cov-
erage. Love ran the ball for
another first down on a quarter-
back keeper. The Devils had a
first and goal with 30 seconds
remaining in the third quarter.
Love's pass was incomplete,
and Jenkins lost yards on his
carry. The fourth quarter started
with the Devils facing a third and
goal. The Devils stopped them-
selves once again with a false-
start penalty and a holding
penalty. Love's next pass was
intercepted by a Lion defender
in the end zone.
The Lions offense did not
produce an effective drive on
their next possession and punt-
ed for the sixth time. Offensive
and defensive lineman Jacoby
Love was hurt in this series. He
suffered a foot injury. Pahokee's
next possession was another
interception. Fortunately for the
Devils, the Lions could not capi-
talize on the turnover. With six
minutes to go, Gary had an out-
standing run and fought for
extra yardage. Pahokee was
flagged left and right on this
series for holding. They faced a
fourth and 10, Love, who is also
the back-up punter, set up to
punt the ball. The Devils again
used some trickery and snapped
the ball quick. Love threw the
ball to Odoms who was left
uncovered. Odoms scored a 44-
yard touchdown. The PAT was
blocked, but the Devils sealed a
victory over the Lions 20-0.
SThe Blue Devils erupted into
celebration, and coach Foster
even danced while the band
played the victory song. The
Blue Devils defense had some-
thing to prove to the Lions and
played an outstanding game.
Rudy Robinson had four sacks


alone, and the Lions were held
to only 61 yards of total offense.
There are still some mistakes
to be corrected, but the Devils
showed their strength once
again by overcoming those
mental errors. Although Love
had two interceptions, he threw
for 220 yards.
Love said, "It's not me. It's
my team. The only way we
could take care of business was
to come together as a team and
do what we needed to do to win
the game. I want to lead my
team and let them know I am
there for them. We want a three-
peat and that's what we are
going after."
Coach Foster said, "This was
a do or die situation. The coach-
es have been focused on this all
week and got the boys prepared.
We wanted to let (Kings Acade-
my) know they caught us on a
bad day. It was a fluke. They saw
the real Pahokee defense
tonight. We made a lot of mental
errors, but we held it together.
We bend; we don't break. This
shows the character and heart of
my boys."
When asked if Pahokee could
three-peat, coach Foster smiled
and said, "I don't know. We'll
see.'
He rejoined his team for the
celebration and the hugs. The
Blue Devils have advanced to the
Class 2B State Semifinal game.
They will play at Clearwater Cen-
tral Catholic (10-2) on Nov. 25.
Noteworthy: Former star run-
ning back for the Blue Devils and
last year's Mr. Football of Florida
Antone Smith made a surprise
visit to the.Devils pep rally and
attended the game at Kings
Academy. Smith said the only
advice he gave his former team-
mates was to "keep up what
they had been doing."


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LABELLE- Alico, Inc. (NAS-
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provisions of a 10b5-1 Plan,
which the company has adopt-
ed for such purchases. The tim-
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corporate and regulatory
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All purchases will be made
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and timing so as to minimize the
impact of the purchases upon
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shares. The company's repur-
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the first year are not expected to
exceed 19,000 shares. The com-


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Director Stock Com-
pensation Plan, which
was implemented to
further align the inter-
ests of Alico's Board
of Directors with that
of its shareholders."
John R. Alexander,
Chairman and CEO of
Alico, Inc.


pany does not anticipate that any
purchases under the plan will be
made from any officer, director
or control person. There are cur-
rently no arrangements with any
person for the purchase of the
shares. The company will use
internally generated funds to
make the purchases.
John.R. Alexander, Chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "The
stock repurchase program is
designed to provide the shares
authorized under the company's
Director Stock Compensation
Plan, which was implemented
to further align the interests of
Alico's Board of Directors with
that of its shareholders."


Alico reports on earnings and damages


Damage assessment
reports a 100-percent
loss in vegetables
LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ: ALCO) one of the South's
best known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced net
earnings for the fourth quarter of
fiscal year 2005 of $2.5 million, or
$0.34 per share, compared with net
earnings of $2.7 million, or $0.37
per share, during the fourth quarter
of fiscal year 2004. For the year end-
ing Aug. 31, 2005, net earnings
were $6.1 million, or $0.83 per
share. This compares with $17.8
million, or $2.47 per share, during
the fiscal year ending Aug. 31,2004.
Operating revenues during the
fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005
totaled $9.2 million, compared
with $7.6 million for the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2004. Operat-
ing revenues for the fiscal year 2005
were $55.5 million compared with
$52.1 million for the fiscal year
2004. The increase was primarily
due to increased operating rev-
enues from agricultural operations.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and chief executive officer, noted,
"The decrease in net earnings for
the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005
was primarily due to a decrease in
recognized gains from real estate
sales, compared with the same
period a year ago. For the fiscal year
ended Aug. 31, 2005, gains recog-
nized from bulk real estate sales
totaled $5.5 million as compared
with $20.3 million for the fiscal year
ended Aug. 31, 2004. In accor-
dance with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles, $46.2 mil-
lion of real estate gains resulting


from the sale of a parcel of real
estate in Lee County, Florida has
been deferred until payments
received under the contract total at
least 20 percent of the gross sales
price. We expect to recognize the
remaining gain on the sale during
fiscal year 2006."
Addressing the divisional
results, Mr. Alexander noted that:
The Citrus Division reported
operating profits of $6.2 million
during fiscal year 2005, compared
with $3.7 million for fiscal year
2004. The increase in fiscal year
2005 was due to improved citrus
prices caused by a reduced supply
of Florida citrus during fiscal year
2005 compared with fiscal year
2004.
Operating profits for the Sug-
arcane and Sod Division were
$421,000 during fiscal year 2005,
compared with $2.7 million during
fiscal year 2004. The fiscal year
2005 decrease was due to lower
prices and a reduced harvest man-
dated by government imposed
quotas.
Ranch operating profits were
$2.1 million for fiscal year 2005,
compared with $1.5 million for fis-
cal year 2004. The increase was
due to an increase in the number of
animals sold during fiscal year
2005, coupled with higher prices
for beef products.
Hurricane Wilma, a category
three hurricane, swept through
southwest Florida Oct. 24, 2005,
causing extensive damage to the
company's crops and infrastruc-
ture in Collier and Hendry Coun-
ties. Preliminary estimates indicate
a loss of approximately 28 percent
of the company's citrus crop, 50
percent of the company's sugar-
cane crop, and 100 percent of the


Florida Farm Bureau hails hurricane relief bill


GAINESVILLE Florida Farm
Bureau expressed enthusiastic
support for a bill introduced by
Sen. Mel Martinez aimed at helping
agriculture recover from hurricane
damage. Senator Martinez is the
sponsor of the Agriculture Hurri-'
cane Recovery Act (S. 2009),
which would help ensure that
Florida producers will be treated
the same way as farmers in other
parts of the country in the wake of
natural disasters. Sen. Bill Nelson
has signed on as an original co-
sponsor of the bill, and Rep. Mario


Diaz-Balart is introducing a com-
panion measure in the U.S. House
of Representatives.
"Farmers in the Midwest and
other parts of the country have
access to USDA relief programs fol-
lowing droughts or floods," said
Florida Farm Bureau President Carl
B. Loop, Jr. "But Florida farmers
are currently ineligible for many of
those programs when they sustain
losses due to hurricanes. The sena-
tor's bill would tailor existing pro-
grams to address hurricanes."
Loop said Farm Bureau has


been working with the state's U.S.
senators and House delegation
since Hurricane Dennis struck in
July with the goal of enabling pro-
ducers of all commodities to bene-
fit from USDA disaster relief pro-
grams. The bill covers damage
from Dennis, Katrina, Rita and
Wilma. It also provides housing
assistance for agricultural workers,
many of whom face a housing
shortage. Emergency organiza-
tions would reimburse emergency
organizations that provide emer-
gency shelter during disasters.


Florida's agriculture industry
sustained an estimated $2.2 billion
in damage from hurricanes that
struck in 2005. Those losses came
hard upon the disastrous hurricane
season of 2004.
"Farmers have seen crops
destroyed and trees damaged.
They're also struggling to restore
homes, farms and equipment that
was destroyed," Loop said. "This
legislation will aid recovery efforts
and help rebuild Florida's agricul-
ture industry.


company's vegetable crops.
Approximately 83 percent of the
company's greenhouses sustained
varying levels of damage along
with numerous other buildings and
structures used to support the com-
pany's agribusiness operations in
Collier and Hendry Counties. Due
to the large amount of rainfall in the
area, much of the company's prop-
erty remained under water for
weeks after the storm, which may
affect the company's cattle herd.


Insurance proceeds are expected
to cover a portion of the losses. The
losses related to Hurricane Wilma
will be recognized in the first quar-
ter of fiscal 2006. The company is
still working to quantify the loss at
the time of this filing.
Management expects contin-
ued profitability from the compa-
ny's agricultural operations in fiscal
year 2006, but at significantly
reduced levels from fiscal year 2005
due to the hurricane.


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to identify. (863)467-8041
PIT MIX DOG young female,
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November. Please contactthe
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computer skills would be definite asset for this position.
This is a full time job with benefits package.
Job description & applications are available at
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O O M es doors w/hardware. complete. Up To 10,000 FT see. Enjoy unlimited water
-Sppies 050A 4 windows across top $250 p 10,000 SQ. recreation. Surrounded by
PSY C H O LO G ICA L m rhanise C, C ete ss- will sp. (863)357-3779ad Ar state forest. Lakefront
Medical 0210 Merchandise COMPUTERComplete wiys e. ( 7 Bavailable. Excellent financing!
tem w/all accessories & GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs Caall now (800)704-3154 x
SP E C IA L IST MRI Tech needed for games. $100. (561)261-1658 & Stratton, needs work C Clno7701.
$400/neg. (863)467-5889
Needed at South Bay CorrectionalMRI only center. COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win- Mountain, Lake, and Vacation
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Air Conditioners 505 board mouse, monitor, iron, self rimming, 32x21 Peast avilab nd Noth-
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Supervision for licensure provided not necessary. Call Beauty Supplies 525 printer. Runs Windows XP.
Supervision for licensure provided. 2 4 829 Bicycles 530 $300 or best offer Hurricane Wind Zone 3 NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on
Books & Magazines535 (863)673-1877 I Manufacured & mountain top, unfinished in-
TH E GEO GROUP for information. Building Materials540 Modular Homes side, view, trees, waterfall &
THE GEO GROUP rinBusiness Equipment 55 PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN- Land/Home Packages large public lake nearby, no
South Bay Correctional Facility alCarpets/Rugs 550 PORTABLE EL C Is large public lake nearby, no
South Bay CorrectionalFacility n Carpets/Rugs 550 TELLI WRITER- Plus, Apartments 905Do Section, traffic, $89,900 owner
600 US Highway 27 South Children's Items 555 COUCH Pink, bean shaped Sharpe, asking $50 good Business Places 910 Frmp 0 ( 8 6 6 ) 7 8 9- 8 5 3 5
600 UIS Hig way 27 South China, Glassware, Etc. 560 couch, eames styled! Excel- shape (863)357-4831. Commercial STANTON H www.NC77.com.
South Bay, FL 33493 Clothing 565 'lent Cond. $225 Property 15 1-800-330-6623 North Carolina Gated Lake-
Coins/Stamps 570 (863)697-1782 Condos. rt Conate ae
Phone: (561)992-9505 Collectibles 575 Townhouses Rent9?2 front Community 1.5 acres
Fax: (561)829-1902 business ComputerVideo 580 DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau- plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Fax: (561)829-1902 Business Crafts/Supplies 585 tiful dark pine finish $150 BEAGLE PUPS 3 males. Farm Property Never before offered with
O outs 5 rs50 75-713wks old. Two sets of shots Rent 925 PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1 20% pre-development dis-
EOE, M/F/V/H Mo ney Lenders 3105 cruises 590 (77)5 & worming's. $250 each. House Rent 930 car arage. On Greenbet. Nice counts, 90% financing. all
SMoney Lenders 310 Drapes, LinenJ & Fabrics 595 DINING TABLE glass top, (863)228-6141 Land- Rent 935 condition. Please call for more (800)709-5253.
Tax Preparation 315 Fireplace Fixture 600 Italian marble base, 4 chairs. Resort Property information (863)675-699
Firewood 605 $300 or best offer CHOCOLATE LAB- 2 yrs Rent 95 inform OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT
u e Furniture 610 (863)824-3319 old, neutered. Needs room to Roommate 950 PORT LaBelle: Unit4, 3/2, Private community on the
^ i ti 0I3I Health & Reducing DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK $275 neg. (863)8240703 Storage pace Priced to sell$185,200. hours to Nashville. Spec-
Equipment 620 CHAIRS- large, great condi-S r p -itll @$152. hustNavil.Se
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do Heating Equipment tion, $100 (863)675-7306. GREAT DANE, neutered male, Rent 960 Call owner: 863-675-1107. tacularviews of Lake Bark-
S11 mos. old, loving, inside ley. 1 to 6 acres from the
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma- Supplies 625 R TABLE W/4CHAIRS & dog, good home only. $300. ae 1os $40s. New toMarket. Call
The EO Group, Inc. F Candy All for Household teams 630 MAUVE RECLINER- asking (863)983-6406 (866)339-4966.
$9995. (888)629-9968 Jewelry 35 $120 for all (863)675-0246. 1, BEDROOMS MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE OWN A PRIVATEOUNTAIN
LP N 'S N E E D E D B02000033. CALL US: We Lamps.'Lights 640 $120forall(8b-Eb/bU<'4b 1,2&3BEDROOMS rjKot, OWN A PRIVATE-MOUNTAIN
L P NI S N E E D E D will notbeundersold! Luggage 645 GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO- $35 (863)357-3639 HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR 1 acre lot, asking $39,000. RETREAT Spectacular gated
Medical Items 650 MANS (2)- wing back, excRENT No ets. 2 % acre lot, asking $83,900.m riverfront mountain commu-
NOTICE Miscellaneous 655 condition, $90 for both RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos Call(863)983-4436. CALL (863)228-7124. nity near Asheville, NC. 1-8
The GEO Group a worldwide Independent Newspapers will Musical Instruments 660 (863)467-6060. old, ready to go,.$200 or o acre building sites from the
leader in privatized Corrections, never accept any advertise- Office Supplies.' LIVING ROOM GROUP sea best offer (863)447-0965. S $60s. Borders National For-
leaderst is ihal z edexction meant that is illegal or con- Equipment 665 LIVINGest. Community lodge & river
offers a challenging ad exciting red fraudulent. In all PetsSupplies fam green, sofa, ov seat, YELLOW LAB Female, good walk. Cal(866)292-5762.
opportunity. WE OFFER: Top cases of questionable val- Services 670 clb chair and lounger w/2 hunting pedigree, 3yrs old, LaBelle: DELUXE Completely $10,000 DISCOUNT! Grand
opportunity. WE OFFER: Top casesof questionableval- 675 lamps $400 (863)801-1428 needs good home w/ room to Furnished, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., FL Opening! Ocala area- The SEASON CLOSE-OUT SALE IN
Pay.Medical, Dental, Short term guaranteed income from Plumbig Supplies 680 OAK DESK excellent condi- run $100 (863)467-0631 Rm., Carport, W/D. Lease. No Preserve at Oak Hill. psale THE TENNESSEEMKE
disability, 401K, Paid vacation & work-at-home programs -if Pos Supplies 685 tion $300 (410)883-3612 YOUNG DOVES- various col- pets. (863)675-2296 to 21 acre parcels. Private, Riverfront and Mountain
disability, 401K, it sounds too good to be Restaurant e to 21 acre parcels. Private, Riverfront and Mountain
Holidays and Life Insurance. truhanes a tath t is. Equipment 690 SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real 86ors $25 eac1 12/15/05. Broker/Owner. Ing Low as $46,900. Final
If you have questions or Satellite 695 Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new. LaBelle area.
doubtsaboutanyadon Sewing Machines 700 $150. (863)357-2110 Beautiful one acre of land for (352)330-0022. Phase Limited Lots Call
THE GEO GROUP thesepages, we advise that Sporting Goods 05 SOFA Large, in good condi- ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe- rent. Perfect for mobile BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- home pkg. Buy Direct from
South Bay Correctional Facilit before responding or send- reo Equipment710 ti $150 or best offer male ithhome perty ffBake NA ESCAPE THE HEAT IN the eveperSAVE.THOU-
ing money ahead of time, Television,Radio 715 (863)824-3319 (863)673-5038 LaBelle Hwy., Moore Haven: Monthly THE COOL BEAUTIFUL SANDS$$$$ (800)559-3095
600 US Highway 27 South youcheckwiththeBetter Tickets 720 S rental $275. Call bet. PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF ext 327 www.river-
772-878-2010forprevious Toys & Games 730 rint, amelback, $80 WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab crest.com.
Phone: (561)992-9505 complaints. VCRs 735 (863)983-7775. W *ommt'*-0 ins, Acreage & Investments. NESSEE LAKE PROPER-
Wanted to Buy 40OT TUB- Like new, Excellent Cherokee Mountain Realty TENNESSEE LAKE POPER
Fax: (561)829-1902 Some 800 and 900 telephone condition, 18 jets, Seats 6 GMAC Real Estate, Murphy TIES" Located on pristine
Fax: (561)829-1902 Some o and 900telephone condition, 18 jets, Seats 6 ROOMMATE WANTED: Locat- www.cherokeemountainreal- Norris Lake, TVA's first res-
EOE, M/F/VH numbers may require an adults $1499 ed in upscale neighborhood. tycomCall for Free Bro- ervoir. Lakefronts, lake &
extra charge, as well as W ATTERY (863)983-7751 Full house privileges. $400 chure (800)841-5868. mountain views, homes and
long distance toll costs. We BAT Y CH m 48v R lu t-ar mo., 863-697-9074 land. CALL Lakeside Realty
..' HIENi RY REG IONAL will do our best to alert our matic, 48v ts, 3Cub car, Coastal Living at it's Best- (423)626-5820 www.lake-
,,;. : .., IlDICAL CEN4 FER readerof thesechargesin AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier, $0(8 Brunswick County, North serealty-tn.com.
cr'.:. n C.,.,,r. l ,-CR.T-E r, Bn,,. the ads, but occasionally heating & cooling, asking GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000, Carolina. Homes and home- TN WEEKEND RETREAT
:.. .clL,,,dl3,-ri. .-,, ET,,,,-.ast~a.n, we may not be aware of the $1300 (863)763-2663 or Gas, Reconditioned. Low sites. CALL NOW! ACREAGE New lake commu-
LPN I or II (FT,PT, Perdlem) charges. Therefore, if you 801-1245 cell. hours w/top & windshield. 800)682-9951 Coastal nity close to Chattanooga &
FIL Lpr, i. on t r, ,-.:. s. tle:.:'..I.- call a number out of your $2450. (863)675-1472 rolina Lifestyle nc Knoxville. Limited number of
Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE area, use caution, Antque 0510 4 ao f Iv i u
i p. po,,d e,. p mu.r amP ,,,1:EGISTRn n CNUR areaF CRT- Club Car, www.coastalcarolinalifes- private boat slips. Commu-

Si. ;.,,a,& j..,ue c, epor ip.:.;.. .:,..:,-,,. .'|,Q GOLF ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 9 a0, e oreinformed Farms Sale 1020 pool, tennis, golf. waterfallss boat dock 50mi
Radiologlc Technoioglst/armmographer ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven Electric w/36 volt battery Business Places .oo- of ana
blFu:i L r e& %. h .r L CL.:rn. Mu:t bi IX,,lh ,,, n, Start Your Own Business: charg. iReconditioned. Se s amenities. 1/2 + acres from
.uQS, r nA-Fd;N,: & ,n.irphi." Q'. .cur. -IE: T Choose your hours &,income. AveJ 1stSt. Open $1295. BALL (863)67 2 cl o- Coastal Southeas Georgia $40K. Call (866)292-5769.
.l .- .- Medical insurance now avail! Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun. $1295.(86 75-142 R G ommer cialse Large wooded water access e




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ForthosewithunusualtastProperty-Sale 1010 marsh view, lake front and Unique ,000 sq. ft. LakeLa-
Pr leon l ReCrds SuGervasor Choose Avon! 863-677-0025 WI bETuy&se estates. Townhoss golf oriented homesites from nier home, private-2ac, 325
h oT e & r p reor Cuho s:E- 98e Av o80. 0 S c(863)946.9100 Tow houses Sale 1015 the mid $70's Live oaks, ft on lake, exquisite gardens,
: "-"T''srLru "" '-"" Se rttVic oe pts C 3ANTIQoUE WINCHESTERi mokee yo w a ( 3 me rmed Farms Sale 1020 pool, tennis, golf. waterfalls, boatddock, 5emi.
[c3- r F.1 Services; :,.COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood 12GA.- pump, model 1897, nd Interesting person. No Houses Sale 1025 (877)266-7376. WWW.COOp- NE of Atlanta, GA
Full Time & Per Diem- CNA Burning, Excellent condition. made in 1910, $500 flHunting Property 1 erspointGom.g $1,500000: D oris, Savage
C JmE nAt i. ll $300. (83)6754858 $1000(863)763-3551 -Inves nt RE, (77)86141-28525
Full ITme/ParL time/At Home- TPAENSCEJPTIOINST M I are momre sessful! Proerty Sale 1,35 East Alabama Mountain Prop-
.u o- It-Yoursel, ei d r- ,-, I-,..31 ir. ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door. CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro- Propery Sale 3 East Aaaa mountain Prop-
-,,,,,., ., ,-,,, , c R,, IR.. Good condition. $250. duction w/ all accessories. Land Seale 0a erty For Sale One hour west Love the earth Recycle
:,,d .i d ::. white, side by side,: bc ',' Babysitting 405 (863)675-4858 Shoots well. $150 Lots Sale 1045 of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL your used items by
FI t m eA- Ph rca. T hnsChild Care Needed 410 (863)763-0072 Op en House 1050 Great for enjoyment or in- selling them in the
Full time- Pharmacy Technician Child Care Offered415 MERSMAN TABLE- Numbered TROPHY FISH MOUNT -42" Out of State vestment 19.5 acres $6,142 classified.
.1 I hj. l:,,.,,J r ChTLrV. bl'i,,.d E .: p...- Instruction 420 in fine condition. $125. M44 '52 7.62x5 cal. Nice Tarpon, fibergass $150 Property Sale 1055 dwn$510/Mnthly. nfr
l .,i,. P: ,.r .: -i P~~. Services Offered t25 (863)76-7989 shooting gun, excellent shape5 ( -i Property Inspecton63650 martin 0 all Glennlea a ree
Full me- Radology crear/Scheduler accessories. Real Estate Wanted 1065 (850)545-4928.
l l i a. S I Insurance 430 WHISKEY JUG- Old Timing, 5 $250(863)763-00726 Rest P y
u ..-,.f ,iCJI .- rt ,B,,, r Medical Se s3 gal. Very heavy crock, Sale 1070 ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP Investor willpayall cashfor
Full time- CT/Radilologc Tech Gray/brown. $50. Firm POLICE SPECIAL 38 nickel Warehouse Space 1075 MOUNTAIN, Western NC. hurricane damaged houses.
8.30ajm -5 p.mr.c, 3iO un toEo7pmi o (863)946-1896 plated, collectors, 1930s- Warehous Spe 1080 MOUNTAIN, WesterndNC hurricanedamaged houses.
.- .. .,,h ,, L L ,. f, f ,, T NYPD issue, excl. condo. $300 CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su- Watascc, aed Moorehaven & LaBelle areas
1i, -,..: l h,, _LI fid, I.truc i Applia c s 0 1 (863)467-6696 perTuner sepa, multi color dis- iews! Acreage w/creeks &li
perR M (863)Tu6n-e8r Imuioatlor dis- Privacy Gated &awso mla tj i
'Rad*'iograph'y. pSHOT GUN- 1,00yr oldlay retails $300, sell $200 log cabin shell from
proficient in CT and General Radiography DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS 3SHOT GUN 67- Wincheste s2s log cabin shell from TODAY
Phone: 63902-3079 or Fax resume to: 86393-005 ELECTRIC SKILLET- New, gage, Deer Gun w/scope. $89,900. Financing VACANTLAND
ru Free Woroe EOE CountySchool BoardBus $50. (863)357-0125 $365. (863)467-7838 COUNTRY CASSETTES 100 Available. (828)247-0081. INTOBIG$$$$
Driver ContacttheG Neptune i- w/ Sony Cassette play/record- CLEWISTON: I will buy your vacant lot or
Driver.Contactthe MAYTAG RYER- Neptune in- THOMPSON1927-A'Carbine, er $35(863)697-2033 ESTABLISHED GYM FIND PEACE FROM THE land for cash. Close in week.
Transportation Dept. at tellidry, white. $250 like new w/case and (2) 30 .FOR SALE (863)983-4436 STORMS! Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?

















.aeg w tp ch p s o or es|lB ma"Toitcns Oxygen concenrator brunoon oiff Landscapingv
863-674-4115or (863)801-1836 round magazines, flawless, Magnificent Georgia Properties Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
Cheryl Jameson at ( 7 ( 4 $2 ir
D o.It Y ourself Ideas Chamesonc@ RANGE Electric, GE, almond $1000(863)6971443 ForSale. 561-441-2800
D oIt-Yourself Ideas hendry.k12.fl.us color, new condition. $100 Timberland, Farmland & Rec-
firm (863)228-6141 TV SONY FD WEGA 36' fat MONTURA RANCHES-5 acres rational Time to clean out the
screen w/ton of features and (Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots. Acreage's From 3 TO 3,000* attic, basement and/or
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool, wireless head phones $1000 Ideal for extended family. Call PeachState at garage? Advertise
white, side by side, water & NORDIC TRACK sk exercis- 772)461-8822 2 ac, $80K. 1 ac, $60K. (866)300-7653. your yard sale in th
REtADING A ice dispenser. Excellent condi- er, folds and stores, full body Discount for 5 acres. www.farmandtimber.com classified and make
el nion $375 (863)763-5792 work out $50 ,orcu ure Call Tom (863)673-5071 GAL 2550 your clean up a breeze 3
NEWSPAPER SAV WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool, (863)763-0691 Agric
TIME BY HELPING YOU white, Heavy duty. $200 for WEIGHT SET- 4681bs., In-
PL.AN YOUR TIMoE both r will separate. cined, flat & declined bench to e
(863)763-5084 w/squat rack & lat tower e1I
n i le WISELYD ND A LAW- Men $350. (863)357-2829
WASHING MACHINE $ Ken t Relle. Safe. Easy.
more. New, super capacity. A Christmas Trees 745
neeMust Seel $175 Farm Equipment 805
it (863)357-2891 after4pm Farm Feed, Products 910
WATER DISPENSER Alpine .Like new condition. $600 Farm Produce 820
instructions for 17 original designs, tips on crochet *Felonies *Misdemean one 5 gallon bottle In good (863)6970845 internet. CC Farm ServiBAYce
"a t condition. $50 (863)946-019 EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock Offered 825ri
., f r i_: ." lOO*ueryr old Asking $575 nego- Services Wanted 830 .-' -
,a c n ,a to" a n table (863)634-9620 Okee Fertilizer 835
"- ..l'.. BICYCLES (2) Schwin, 1 Horses 840
,. mans, 1 ladies, balloon tires, Landscaping
,. 5 spd, $75 for both. Supplies 845
(863)763-7613. LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell Lawn & Garden 850
S(863)357-4831. Poultry Supplies 860-
Ultimate Doilies dPlt s'
Flowers 865 -
Doilies first became popular as practical and fash- 3-WEEK BUILDING SALE! OXYGENUSERS: Enjoy more --- ,
ionable accents in Victorian homes, where they pro- freedom! $3995 25x30 $570030x
voided an elegant way to protect the upholstery on 0~ wonder newap~per $8300. 40x60 $12,900.0 th- sisters, Oxlife's lightweight,
vided an elgn way to protect the upholstery of modern eo wspper ers. Mt 140 MPH Hh Oxygen concentrators run off
fine furniture. Now you can add that same touch of rees enjoy ife morel ers. Meets 1 M.. igh- your car & in your home. APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
er available. One end U.S.A.- made Warranteed jumper $850 or best offer.
elegance to your own home with the help of a full- (800)668-5422. Pion e l3 3
color, 60-page guidebook, "The Ultimate Doily HORSE -3 y/o mustang,
MEDICINES! Up to 90% dis- pretty needs to be broken
need to get started, including complete step-by-step ARRESTED NEED A LAW- count! Patent. Generic. OTCs $400/neg. (863)634-2139 -.-, %.?.
YER? All Criminal Defense. METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ too. Reliable. Safe. Easy. F AN-BAY.MAR
instructions for 17 original designs, tips on crochet *Felonies *Misdemeanors Buy Direct From Manufactur- Fast! Order via internet. CC REG PASOFINO BAY MARE-xpri
hooks and cotton, a guide to abbreviations and sym- *Dmsi*DUI *Automobilevo ncec~ident Acesre.Qiktrer' 2 colors in stock with all dlvr.payment' US Postalww phrService trailene,,, rides, ,,,trailers'rde for$10experi- _.., :.> "'" .J


bols and more. *Wrongful Death. "Protect around Delivery Available mamx.com. (oo7fo3-iD. .
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney Toll Free (888)393-0335.
Ultimate Doily guide (No. AN1185) ...$8.95 Referral Service P ROOFIN 30M p c,
(800)733-5342-24/7. PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
Also available: I N3ft long $130
Also available: DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS (863)675-8760. ALNGS several al PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
Crochet Table Runners &Placemats guide children,etc. Only one sig- SAWMILLS from only $650 call for details Will good condition. $75.
(No. AN1283) ... $5.95 nature required! *Excludes (863)763-8943
(No.AN1283)...$5.95govt fees Call weekdays $2,795.00 Convert your separate (863)697-9704. (863)763-8943 ,
Please add $300 s&h (800)462-2000, t LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM- EARN DEGREE online from RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, BER with your Norwood home. *Medical *Business ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
LLC. Established 1977. ptabe band sawmill Log hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to skidders also available *Paralegal, Computers. Job
To order, circle itemss, Please be sure to skdds also le Placement Assistance. Com- ROTOTILLER Troy-Bilt pony,
www.norwood indus- puter& Financial aid if quali- 5hp. Good condition
clip & send w/check to: include your name, tes.com -Fre information: fy (866)858-2121 $150/neg. (863)763-3679
U-Bild Features address and the name of NEW SELF STORAGE (800)578-1363ext300N. www.onlinetidewater- T he m ost imn ortant
0Boxd2a 3 adres new p A46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, Join all the people who tech.com. When you want some- T he m ost im portent
P 2383 ts newspaper Allow 10x30,12x30,15x25.Full say, sold it in the EGG INCUBATOR Good thing sold, advertise in 20 m inf your
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1.2 weeks for delivery, electric, secure on Commerelo classifieds" shape, ust don't use any- the classified. 20 m minutes f your day
St. 350 ft. from C 60(239)657-4348 is the time spent reading
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD Po80ce8208Dept. 863-983-6663,after is the time spent reading
Orcall~ ; -"lD 863-983-2808, after hrs. 979-E3lv message
Stook.com 863-983-8979 FOUNTAIN Mediterranean. OkeechobeeLivestock w ith your child from
Scraoo m VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES large, round, 3 tier, grape vine Market Sales every
Money Back Guarantee e (83)6-06 (3 06 Toe birth to age nine.
*^ Money Back Guarantee 863-983(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov- motif. $575 or best offer Mon. 12pm & everybirth to age nine.
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niture, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry Included. Great business opportunity
$800K MLS, 200530488
2) North side 3 .--.:,:,. I bath home

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3) Port Labelle Lot Buildable lot ready
for your new home. Call me to help you
throughout the building process,
$59,900 MLS#: 200512627
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on.1.25 arres
n-". [,i- I .. .. IlJInN room,. .."- A
,'; I, 1.'t-. irr['i Pine Cone.
Priced to sell at $119,900
MLS# 200520638
5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new
mobile home ('05 Homes of Merit) on
small lake. C I, -.. :..I -. hi
place, Staini-, : '. I.el .I ,,..- I, :-.
b,,io- n. .: ,' 1 1 closets, '- lil
home for only $134,900
MLS#200514068 for pictures aid more
info.
6) Pioneer.Plantation ? l-l.. -
bath mobile home on 2.5 .,., ,..... ,.=,.I
at the end of the street for privacy. Oak
and pine trees. Must see to appredate.
$139,900 Pictures and more informa-
tion on realtor.com. MLISt 200S14439
Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


Teri L.
Rangel

S863-228-1142

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4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on (,..ir...ir -_al
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!$ 169.9K.
Cournry Li.ing at its Pe's'l'l
. -' I.l.nitif,'.li iJ Hull'.' i i ; S
Acres of Well Landscaped i'r.prr,
in Montura Ranch Estates f',r 'I1Lir
$169.9K
For Rentii
3/2 manufactured Home in Ladeca
Acres.
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
UtiMrdiMnsa otk. a SaSte fi All
Offers udyi's Place
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun
atmosphere & pool tables for
ONLY $260K!!!
a Reduced 34.8K
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY LO i WOW'!'
1,25 acres of land Ir, rPoliiJ
Ranch Estates
PGreat. al'
125srTv1P~tpING o'
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S Montgomery

863-697-0189
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Reduced to 582.000.00.
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 11Irl StliLnr
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots A'. ilabl, New
Construction in in .wirng Area.
Build Your Dream Home HereL.
MeverchicK Drive Lot #15 rn
the pond a '62-i
Thatciher Blvd near the rir
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Gonzalez

561-722-7347
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pli .- 5 59.900.00
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Meiiri LtBTiE MI in Montura. 3/2 on
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Sam J.
M 4 Walker

S863-677-1013

Montura Tiacts I List. Slihu and
Sell I 25 Acre Tracts Call jor
Information or Appointment'
Need a Building' We have a
i-' 'CO..C fT Engineered Steel
EL.,I.1,- I n 5, Ac. Offered $2151"
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Ready To Move Into a New
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R. Berner

863-228-3265

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Il,.irl New Condition and Ii., i,
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Investment Opportunity. $39,5K

Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

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3BR. 25 BA S2II'.oriO 279.0:0. COMMERCIAL
3BR. 2 58.A S I S5 0001 MOBILE HOMES Building 2476 sq. ft, on US
3BR. 2BA Flaghole :,BR 2BA on lake 27 i00'xtO0' $550,000
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David Rister 634-2157
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Beautiful tract of
land that is perfect
for hunting, Wildlife
is abundant w.: deer
the occasional bear
& a multitude of
small game. Property
is currently being
used for cattle
51 5.000 per ac
Pictures & more on
realtor corn MLS#
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2)Pineer Plantation 4
Bedroomn'/2 Bath
Mobile Home Great
location for only
2 99,900
MLS' 205064 57
3lMontura Ranch
2.5 aries at the end
of the street
8-4.000 MPLS#
200521,140


41 Montura Ranch
S25 acre parcel on S.
6Brda St S35,000
5)Del Monte Ave
Laiqe 3 Bedroom,'2
Bath home on ocer
1 '2 acre Great loca-
tion. only 1,2 nm le
from the marinas &
Lake Okeechobee
$259,900 More infor
matron on ealtor com
MLS# 200520398
61Moore Haven 4/2
on 1.'3 acre Large
open kitchen New in
'04 Listed at
$134,900 MLS#
200521690
7jMontura Ranch
Estates 4 bedroom
2 5 bath CBS home r.n
2.5 acres Too many
upgrades to list Must
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Man ufacured Homes
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your land as down payment. Financing Scotbilt, Townhomes.
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355 Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
3 Cuartos, 2 Banos, Okeechobee, PuntaGorda
M bile H s Traila Doble Nueva Lis- 1-800-330-8106
M blite Homes. tas para ser occupadas.
Eston localizades en V2
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en medio de LaBelle y Buy Here -Pay Here
'I ^~sssxaifWtift1 20 In e e o lc y Marginal Credit OK
MiOe He Lot 2005 Immokalee. Liamme al Clewiston Stanton Homes
Moi3e Home Parts 2010 (863)234-9804. 863-983-8106
1Mobie Homes Rent 2015
Mobie omnes Sale 2020 3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe- SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
cialmente, para las-victi- & OLDEST DEALER
mas dl Huracan. VOLUMEPRICING
Mbl f leSTANTON HOMES
R int21 $29,900 se accept el T 800-330-62
program de FEMA y
LABELLE- 2001, 3br/2ba agencies de seguro. Lla- -, --
fenced yard, Quite neighbor- menes al '
hood. $950 mo inci electric 863-234-9804.
for details 863-234-9540
Mi HmMONTURA RANCH ESTATES READING A
Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq NEWSPAPER MAKES
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd. YOU A MORE INFORMED
Priced to sell @ $108,500. AND INTERESTING
5 ACRES & 3/2 DOUBLE- Callowner: 863-673-5071 PERSON.
WIDE- in LaDeca, between
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Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/trlr,
20hp Electric Mere. start, fish
finder, anchors, swivel seats,
$2000 (863)635-3627.
BASSHAWK BASS BOAT 17'
85 hp Evinrude. Runs great. 2
Depth Finders, Trolling motor
& Trailer (Like New), Never in
salt water. $6000. Pis. call
863-763-7727/772-263-1803
BAYLINER 18 Ft.,, Inboard/
Outboard Motor. Motor needs
work. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
good shape $450
(863)675-6738
BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski $2500
(954)868-6518
LOWER UNIT- for 1979 Merc
Outboard, $250
(863)675-6738.


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ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft., HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT'84, PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2 FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Merc w/trail- Rare. 21K mls., Asking $8,000 door, white, new tires, 91K mi, headache bar, bumper, tow
er. Will demonstrate. $850. (863)634-5753 5spd. Great on gas. $1200 bar, $800 or best offer
(863)467-4035 YAMAHA ROAD KING 04- (863)214-1286 after 5pm (863)697-9704.
PONTOON BOAT- '92, 18ft, shield, saddle bags, Automobiles 4005 FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
Sweet Water, for fishing 703M,like new, touring bike, Autos Wanted 4010 IJri T 43I cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer. $8200 (239)564-8196 Classic Cars 4015 4 spd, $2500
$3,450 neg. (863)467-4646 Commercial Trucks 4020 FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel, (239)770-6423
Prline, '86, 17', 9hp Yama- verucion 4spd flatbed. Runs good.
Proline,'6, 17', 90hp Yama- in today's competitive Equipment 4025 $2500 or best offer GMC 2500 PICKUP,'94, 6.2
ha 1998, center console, t- market? In the Foreign Cars 4030 (863)634-7318 Diesel, r GMC 2500.
top, trIr like new, $6500. employment section Four Wheel Drive 4035 866-294-4011
(954)868-6518. of the classified Heavy Duty Trucks 840460-294-401
_HParts Repairs 40445
Sot VehicI s es/ Parts Repairs 4045 GMC JIMMY '88, Black. Wilma
Pickup Trucks 4050 FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer took out rear side window.
Sport Utility 4055 for97-03 Ford F150Step Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
ORTONA, Riverfront, 35' RV Tractor Trailers 4060 '97-03 Ford F, tep Runs perfect. (863)697-632700 or best of-
w/10'x30' room addition in GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat Utility Trallers 405 sid, Wit, E ond 863)697-6327
Meadowlark Camp Grounds, cover, dark green, good con- Vans 4070 $275. (863)610-1000
Boat docks avail. $6800 neg. edition $800 (863)635-2348
(863)675-3474 leave msg. TIRES- 4, 31 1050 15" LT,
SALEM 5th WHEEL 1995 (863)763-1370
w/awning, queen bed, sleeps READING A CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
6, Big refrigerator & tub. Great NEWSPAPER.., Needs work, $1750. TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck READIG A
shape w/hitch. $6000. Ps. call (863)697-3258or634-6601 tires, $150 for all, in good
863-763-7727/772-263-1803 leads you shape (863)697-6033 NEWSPAPER...
TRA L TotRAER, Ft.o the CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs sa e t.. you n by
TRAVEL TRAILER, 26 Ft. best produds good. Rebuilt trans. Decent P ickupruc 4. ""d. o
Long, Sleeps 6. Fully con- and services. shape, $1500 or best offer.
taied. $500. or best offer. (863)357-1938 CAMPER TOPPER- For small .d, ...pm mo
Needs work. (863)843-0079
CNeeds work. (863 9 ROWN VICTORIA- '95, V8 bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
M Police interceptor model, low edition. Orig. $1370. Asking lit
ml, Cold A/C, Super charged $400. (863)467-2777
$2500. 239-633-4069
BIMINI BOAT TOP and boot $2500239-633-4069 CHEVY 4x4-'72 &'85, no mo- TOYOTA LANOCRUISIER
for pontoon boat, complete Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97, tors,$1000 863-6973895 FJ40- '79, New canvas & drs,
like new 21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp, needs finishing. New & refurb.
$250 863-467-6696 very low hrs., Signature Ser., CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK, '85, parts $3500. 239-278-0484
$8900. (863)763-0944 $8000 or best offer. m m .
MARINE RADIO- ICOM, Full 5 NDA CIVIC 1993 4 Door 866-294-4011 li
wafts $75. (863)763-7989 HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door,
watts $75. (863)763-7989 1Loaded. Excellent condition.
wOUTBOARDtt 5 ( 6-7989 Loaded. Excellent condition. CHEVY DUALLY '84 Quad UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '928HP -Great on gas. Many new parts. cab, runs good $2200 or best wheels & tires. Good condi-
Johnson, long shaft,$450 $2500 (863)763-3406 offer (863)763-8261 tion. $1300 or best offer.
(863)447-2130. AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 34', OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU- (863)763-3406
Earn some extra cash. '1985, Self contained, Good PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted, DODGE 3500 DUMP TRUCK,
Sell your used items In condition. $7000. sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S, '86, $4500 or best offer. UTILITY TRAILER, 4X8, asking
the classified (863)763-4004 P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651 866-294-3411. $450. (863)675-7275


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Public Notice 5005
State Public
Lgal Notce 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-174-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of BEV-
ERLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS, deceased,
whose date of death was April 24,
2005, File Number 2005-174 CP, Is
S ending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
county, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 1760,
LaBelle, FL 33975-1760. The names
and addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Representa-
tive's attomey are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having clalmsror demands
against the Decedent's Estate, on
whom a copy of this Notice has been
served, must file their claims with this
Si Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
SON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
.mands against the Decedent's Estate
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
Is November 10, 2005.
DARRELL PHILLIPS
SPersonal Representative
.O. Box551
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kevin A.Kyle
Attomey for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 980595
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Telephone: (239) 936-7200
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RFP
The City of Pahokee is accepting propo-
sals from architectural firms to provide
design/building services for the reno-
vation of the historical Prince Theater.
This RFP seeks to identify the most
qualified potential providers of the
above-mentioned services. For a com-
plete bid packet, contact Jim Vaughn,
561-924-5534 ext 3. Bids are due by
December 20,2005.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO.05-549-CA
ROBERT L. MOORE A//A ROBERT LEE
MOORE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ROBERT LEE MOORE; IRENE 0.
MOORE A/K/A IRENE MOORE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IRENE 0.
MOORE AK/A IRENE MOORE: IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S) FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSGINEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Oefendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE


Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, In the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 19, BLOCK A, HARLEM ADDITION
TO NO. 8, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 136 AND
137, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA.
To include a:
1995 RICHWOOD MOBILE HOME; VIN
N15864 and TITLE #71569654
A/K/A
773 ALABAMA AVENUE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court In the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County Ad-
ministration Building), LaBelle, FL
33935, on the 7th day of December,
2005.
DATED THIS 8th day of November, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL33619-1328 '
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. Ifhearing Impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or
800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
elay Service.
97702 CGS 11/17,24/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENORYCOUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2003-994-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United States Department
of Agriculture, Rural Development,
f/ka Farmers Home Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
LAURITA Y. SMALL, a single person;
and HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered on November 22,
2004, and this Courts Order Setting
Foreclosure Sale entered on November
1, 2005, by the above entitled Court in
the above styled cause, the under-
signed Clerk of Court or any of his duly
authorized deputies, will sell the prop-
erty situated in Hendry County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 10 in Block F of SOUTH RIDGE SUB-
DIVISION, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 98 and
99 of the public records of Hendry
County, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on Nov. 30, 2005, at
11:00 A.M. In front of the Office of
Clerk of Circuit Court, 2nd Floor Hall-
way, Administration Building,.Hendry
County Courthouse, Labelle, Florida,
subject to all ad valorem taxes and as-
sessments for the real property de-
scribed above.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULDD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 1700
MONROE STREET, 3RD FLOOR, FORT
MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, TELEPHONE
(941)335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on November 8, 2005,
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
BY: /s/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
97068 CGS 11/17,24/05


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
11/26/2005 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Gary Glarum 203
Chairs, TVand misc. teams
Sheena Thomas J-9
Mattresses, misc. items
Virginia Hellard J-68
Dryer, misc. items
KevinT, Hellard K-22
TV, microwave, misc. items
Laura McHenry/Raven Dalton J-60
Bike, washer, dryer, misc. items
Carey Soud 40
Chair, bike, lawn equipment, misc. boxes
97617 CGS 11/17,24/05


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-302 CC
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
Vs.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case
now pending in said Court, the style of
which is Indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hendry County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida, on
the 14th day of December, 2005, at
11:00 a.m., the following described
property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida, subject to an easement for in-
gress, egress and utilities over and
across the North 40 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot 247 in Montura Ranch
Estates; and the East 1/2 of the East
1/2 of the North 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 27,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, subject to an
easement for Ingress, egress; and
utilities over and across the East 30
feet and the North 40 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot No. 248 In Montura
Ranch Estates; along with the 1994
mobile home ID Nos. 146M8356A and
146M8356B, Florida Title Nose.
66214985 and 66214984 located
thereon.
ORDERED AT HENRY COUNTY FLORI-
DA, this 16th day of November, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: Y Carter
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR &HOFFMAN PA.
708 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
98883 CGS 11/24,12/1/05

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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060042
STA 6- SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTION AND SECTION 1 MODIFICATION PROJECT;
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for STA 6 SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTION AND SECTION 1
MODIFICATION PROJECT; HENRY COUNTY, FL on Tuesday, December 20,
2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and
publicly read. This project involves labor, equipment & materials to construct an
additional storm water treatment flow way for STA 6 and modify an existing sec-
tion of STA 6. The work will include, but is not limited to, the construction of ca-
nals, levees, flow control structures, degrading of existing roads and berms, and
the filling of existing ditches and canals. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the SFWMD Clewiston
Field Station. From Clewiston, head east (south) approx. one mile to S.R. 835.
Take SR 835 south for approx. 1 mile, then tum left on Hookers Point Road. For
directions call (863) 983-1431 A site visit will Immediately follow.
All.bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a set for
$290.00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the
24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid
opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
web site -www.sfwmd.gov.
CGS 9851811/24/05

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Legal notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the office o0
Sheeley Architects, Inc. Any proposal offered later than the date and ime stipulat-
ed below will be returned unopened. The work for which proposals are to be re-
ceived consists of the following:
Greentree South Pavilion, In Labelle, FL forth Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wlston, Labelle and Hendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to
Sheeley Architects, up until 11:00 AM on Nov 30, 2005, for furnishing of all labor
and materials, performing all work necessary and Incidental as called for In the
construction of the Greentree South Pavilion in LaBelle, FL. This Is a 3,200 SF
Community Faclity containing laundry, lavatories and covered recreation area. Al
this time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read'aloud. Pro-
posals shall be properly and completely executed on a standard proposal form.
Working drawings and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Ar.
chitectl Fi, Sheeley Architcts, Inc., 7800 Universy Point Drive, Suite 400,
Fort Myers, FL 3907. A deposit of $250.00 s required for the first two (2) sets
of blueprints and specs Issued to General Contractors, cash or check made pay-
able to the Sheeley Architects. This deposit Is refundable In full upon return ol
these documents to the Architect within ten (10) days after the bid date other-
wise the Architect shall retain the full amount of the deposit. Additional copies are
available at a cost of $75.00 per set, 50% of which is refundable upon return in
original condition. Additional sets require a 24 Hour notice prior to pick up. All
documents shall remain the property of the Architect, and shall be returned tc
their office whether or not deposit s refundable. The drawings and specification
may be examined, at the office of the, Dodge Plan, Rom, Labelle, FL. A DavisBea-
con At wage etermmnaon win be In enect oan w llnot general contraotol
and all sub-contractors. Bidders must submit the following with their bid:
1) Proposal 2) List of proposed subcontractors. 3) General company Information,
including list of references for similar type work. 4) Bid Form, RD Instruction
1924-A, Gude 1, Attachmet 3. 5) RD Instruction 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachmen
4. 6) A completed and signed copy of form RD400-6, Compliance Statement.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
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REQUEST FOR BIDS ON REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
BY CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, the District", will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
property owned by the District and located in Central County Water Control Dis-
tri, Montura Estates, Hendry County, Florida until 10:00 a.m. local time on De-
cember 7, 2005 at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewiston, Florida. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
after the specified day and time will not be opened. The bids must be sealed and
the envelope clearly marked "SEALED BI-REAL PROPERTY" The subject land is
generally described as follows:
1.1.25 acre lot located atTr 5750 Montura Ranch Estates;
2.1.09 acre lot-Lot 11, Block 33, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision;
3.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 4336 Montura Ranch Estates.
The minimum bid for Individual parcels 1-3 Inclusive Is $45 000 00
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland Ill Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is $60,00000
5.2.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Montura Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for parcel 5 Is $90.000.00
Detailed descriptions and further information regarding the lands for sale may be ob-
tained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary for the District or Doug Doherty,
Manager for the District at (863) 983-5797, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Monture
Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
All bids shall be open and read aloud at the Districts regular meeting to be held or
December 7, 2005 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at the Montura Estates Club House
located at 255 North Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders are wel-
come to attend. The bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bic
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26,
2006.
The Dlstrlct reserves the right to reflect any or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the first charges filed by his
office's new Cyber Crime Unit,
against a Filipino citizen.acused
of possession and distribution of
child pornography.
Investigators from the Cyber
Crime Unit recently arrested
Karel Ikbala, a 20-year-old sailor
in the U.S. Navy, after seizing
multiple images of child pornog-
raphy from his home computer.
Cyber Crime Unit investiga-
tors used covert Internet search
methods to locate approximately
15 movies or photos that
appeared to be pornographic
images of children. Ikbala, cur-
rently assigned to the Jack-
sonville-based U.S.S. Kennedy,
made the images available for
distribution through a computer
at his residence in Atlantic Beach.
A search warrant was executed
at the residence, with the assis-
tance of the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office and U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE), and
the images were seized.
Attorney General Crist estab-
lished a dedicated Cyber Crime
Unit this fall in order to focus on
the growing problem of crimes
committed via the Internet, par-
ticularly against children. Cyber
Crime investigators conduct
covert investigations online and
target individuals who prey on
children as well as those who
pollute the Internet with images
of child pornography.
This unit allows law enforce-
ment and prosecutors to focus on
an area that poses a grave danger
to children but can be too techni-
cally complex and ever changing
for some local law enforcement
agencies to emphasize. The unit
is supported in part by the federal-
ly funded Intemet Crimes Against
Children task force.


"Internet crimes against chil-
dren are rising with the spread of
computer technology, and our
Cyber Crime Unit is designed to
help law enforcement bring
online pornographers to justice,"
said Crist. "By using the latest
resources and techniques, our
investigators will be able to part-
ner with local authorities to iden-
tify, track and shut down the vile
predators who target defenseless
children."
A study by the Crimes Against
Children Research Center sever-
al years ago indicated that at
least 24 million children
between the ages of 10 and 17
use the Internet regularly. One
out of every five of these children
received a sexual solicitation,
one in every four received
unwanted pictures of naked
people or people having sex,
one in every 17 was threatened
or harassed and one in every 33
received an aggressive sexual
solicitation asking the recipient
to meet, phone or accept gifts.
The case against Ikbala will
be prosecuted jointly by the
Fourth Circuit State Attorney's
Office and the Attorney General's
Office. Ikbala was arrest Oct. 20
and is now charged with one
count of promoting the sexual
performance of a child and four
counts of possession of child
pornography. Ikbala faces a
maximum prison sentence of 30
years, if convicted on all counts.
The Cyber Crime Unit's mis-
sion statement directs it to protect
children from computer-facilitat-
ed sexual exploitation by work-
ing cooperatively on a statewide
basis with law enforcement and
prosecution agencies to provide
resources and expertise, while
preventing the spread of these
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Thanksgiving dinner cost up slightly


WASHINGTON, D.C., A tra-
ditional Thanksgiving dinner
with turkey, stuffing,, cranberries,
pumpkin pie and all the trim-
mings, increased slightly in price
this year, but still remains afford-
able, according to the American
Farm Bureau Federation.
In AFBF's 20th annual infor-
mal survey of the price of basic
items found on the Thanksgiving
Day dinner table, the average
cost of this year's feast for 10 is
$36.78, a $1.10 price increase
from last year's survey average of
$35.68.
"When the Stallman family
gathers to eat our turkey dinner
this year, we will certainly be
thankful for the bounty produced
by America's farm and ranch
families," said AFBF President
Bob Stallman. "I encourage all
Americans to take a moment
during their.Thanksgiving cele-
brations to recognize the role our
farmers and ranchers play in pro-
ducing an abundant, affordable
and safe food supply throughout
the year," he said.
The AFBF survey shopping list
includes turkey, stuffing, sweet
potatoes, rolls with butter, peas,
cranberries, a relish tray of car-
rots and celery, pumpkin pie
with whipped cream and bever-
ages of coffee and milk, all in
quantities sufficient to serve a


family of 10.
The cost of a 16-pound turkey,
at $15.11 or roughly 94 cents per
pound, reflects an increase of
five cents per pound, or a total of
88 cents per turkey compared to
2004. This is the largest contribu-
tor to the overall increase in the
cost of the 2005 Thanksgiving
dinner.
"To the extent there was a
small increase in the nominal
cost of the Thanksgiving dinner,
up three percent from 2004,
most of it can be attributed to
higher energy prices which affect
processing, packaging, refrigera-
tion and shipping costs," said
AFBF Senior Economist Terry
Francl. "Farm Bureau volunteer
shoppers are asked to look for
the best possible prices, without
taking advantage of special pro-
motional coupons or purchase
deals, such as spend $50 and
receive a free turkey. The average
price of turkey remains less than
a dollar per pound again this
year, an amazing value any way
you slice it," said Francl.
According to Francl, data
available from the Agriculture
Department on last year's whole,
frozen turkey indicates that four
out of five turkeys were sold on a
holiday special. Based on those
advertised specials, USDA found
that the prices paid for whole,


frozen turkeys in November 2004
were two-thirds of what con-
sumers paid for the same turkeys
during the other 11 months of
the year. That means many con-
sumers probably purchased
Thanksgiving turkeys for consid-
erably less than the AFBF sur-
vey's average.
Other items showing a slight
price increase this year included:
A gallon of whole milk, $3.09; a
30-oz. can of pumpkin pie mix,
$1.86; a 16-oz. package of frozen
green peas, $1.38; a 12-oz. pack-
age of cubed stuffing, $2.27; two
9-inch pie shells, $1.89; and a 12-
oz. package of brown-n-serve
rolls, $1.64. The price of a com-
bined pound of celery and car-
rots, used for a relish tray,
increased to 59 cents.
Items that decreased slightly
in price this year were: Sweet
potatoes, $2.56 for three pounds;
fresh cranberries, $1.84 for a 12-
oz. package; and a half-pint of
whipping cream at $1.51.
A combined group of miscel-
laneous items, including coffee
and ingredients necessary to pre-
pare the meal (onions, eggs,
sugar, flour, evaporated milk and
butter), increased by 14 cents to
$3.04.
Francl said throughout the
years, Americans have enjoyed
very stable food costs. "The infla-


tion-adjusted cost of a Thanks-
giving dinner has hovered within
a few cents of $20 for the past 15
years. This is indicative of the
continued ability of American
farmers to provide safe and
wholesome food products in a
very efficient and cost-effective
manner," he said.
Bargain shoppers in all areas;i
should be able to purchase indi-
vidual menu items at prices com-
parable.to the Farm Bureau sur-
vey averages. Ready-to-eat
Thanksgiving meals for up to 10
people, with all the trimmings,
are increasingly available at
some supermarkets and take-out
restaurants for around $40 to
$50, providing another option for
busy families.
The AFBF survey was first
conducted in 1986 when the
average cost of a Thanksgiving
meal for a family of 10 was
$28.74. This year's actual cost of
$36.78 is $19.04 in 1986 inflation-
adjusted dollars. While Farm
Bureau does not make any statis-
tical claims about the data, it is a
gauge of price trends around the
nation. A total of 108 volunteer
shoppers from 30 states partici-
pated in this year's survey. Farm
Bureau's survey menu has
remained unchanged since 1986
to allow for consistent price
comparisons.


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