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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: December 8, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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At a Glance


Final hurricane
S debris pick-up
FDOT begins final hurri-
cane debris pick-up for
Hendry and Glades Counties
on state, county and city
roads this week. Citizens may
Scall the FDOT LaBelle opera-
tions center at (863) 674-
S4027 to find out where final
debris pick-ups already have
been made. Once the debris
removal process is complete,
local law enforcement may
Site violators of section
403.413, Florida statutes,
which prohibits littering on
state right-of-way.

Joy night
Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church will be having
Joy Night on Friday, Dec. 9. at
7:30, p.m. Come on out and
enjoy an evening of fellow- -
ship.

Winter festival
The youth department of
Mt. Calvary Missionary Bap-
tist Church cordially invites
each of you to attend a day of
fun and excitement on Satur-
day, Dec. 10. The festival will
be from 1-5 p.m. in the park-
ing lot of the church.

Evening
offashion
Join us for an exciting
evening of fashion. Miss Lati-
na (Arbonne. International)
of Clewiston will be having a
fashion show hosted by The
Clewiston Inn on Sunday,
Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.. at the--.
Clewiston Inn.

Hendry/Glades
Audubon meeting
Hendry/Glades Audubon
will meet Monday, Dec. 12 at
7 p.m. at the Cooperative
Extension, Dallas Townsend
Building in LaBelle. Dr. Paul
Gray will be speaking on
"Audubon's Lake Okee-
chobee Project Past and Pre-
sent".
Guests and members are
invited to attend the meeting
and participate in upcoming
birding tours to STA5 on Dec.
10 and 24 and Jan. 7 and 21.
For information call: Mar-
garet England 674-0695 or
Nikki Yeager 675-3394.

50th birthday
celebration
The celebration will
honor Dr. Pastor Genevia
McKenzie Boyd. You are cor-
dially invited to an evening of
elegance on Saturday, Dec.
17 at 6 p.m. at the Clewiston
Inn, 108 Royal Palm in
Clewiston. For more informa-
tion, please contact Gen or
Stephen at (863) 983-7779 or
(863) 599-1228.

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Index

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School ............7
Sports ............ .12
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Congressman hears concerns


By Mark Young
LABELLE Congressman
Mark Foley (R-Fla.) toured his way
through the lake area communi-
ties Nov. 30 to address concerns
ranging from Lake Okeechobee to
Hurricane Wilma aftermath
response.
The Congressman began his
day in Clewiston getting updates
from city officials before heading
to Moore Haven where the con-
gressman addressed high school
students who were preparing to


challenge the Sanibel City Com-
mission over their claims that lake
area communities are responsible
for their water issues.
Congressman Foley faced a
tough, well-informed crowd at
Moore Haven before briefly meet-
ing with Glades County officials,
and then traveled to LaBelle to
meet with county officials in
regards to the government's
response to Hurricane Wilma.
County Administrator Lester
Baird informed the congressman
that, "A lot of things went right," in


terms of the overall response to
Hurricane Wilma. The county was
very complimentary of the
response from the CERT teams
and the Urban Search and Rescue
team from Jacksonville who rolled
through Clewiston within an hour
of Wilma's passing.
The county also reported that
they were extremely pleased with
the National Guard troops who
maintained the distribution pods
where FEMA had water and ice
available to hurricane victims in
short order. Food took a little


longer, but overall the county
reported that they were pleased
with overall timeliness of the deliv-
ery.
Like surrounding communi-
ties, FEMA representatives were in
place before Hurricane Wilma
even arrived, making coordination
of needed supplies and communi-
cation with local municipalities a
short order event. The coordina-
tion of local and federal agencies
was a big lift to local emergency
management teams. who
responded to the crisis extremely


well and had the government's ear
almost immediately.
But Assistant County Adminis-
trator Judi Kennington-Korf report-
ed that while FEMA did a good job
overall, the representatives were
quick to leave the area, leaving
local officials in the dark about
long-term recovery needs.
"FEMA initially did a good job,"
said Ms. Kennington-Korf. "But
unfortunately when the individual
left, we were without a liaison. We
See Foley Page 10


New facts in



motel suicide


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Further
.reports from the investigation of
the discovery of a body found in
a Clewiston motel have been.
released, revealing different
.information than previously
reported.
According to investigators on
the case within the Clewiston
Police Department, the death
was initially ruled a suicide by
crime scene investigators, and
the apparent cause of death was
drug-induced.
In contrast to prior reports,
the woman was found dead, not
from a gunshot Wound, but
from an apparent drug overdose
in the Plaza Travel Inn on U.S.
27.
The woman, who was a resi-
defit of Opa-Locka in Miami,,
was found in a bathtub in her
motel room in an apparent sui-
cide that led to the discovery by a


motel employee.
Details of the woman's iden-
tity and age have been withheld
pending further investigation
and to respect the privacy of
family members.
According to the CPD, the
overdose was initially deter-
mined to have been self-inflict-
ed, and no foul play was sus-
pected upon initial investigation.
Autopsy reports also provid-
ed evidence to confirm that the
death was a suicide, said Assis-
tant Chief Captain Kristine
Petersen.
According to Chief Don Gut-
shall, further information will
.not be available until toxicology
reports are released, which
could take up to six weeks.
The womnfih Was found-on
Tuesday, Nov. 22. According to
nearby witnesses, authorities
were at the motel for several
See Suicide Page 10


City seeks bids



for water plant


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON As the New
Year approaches, the city of
Clewiston is preparing to begin
construction of one of the most
expansive projects ever taken on
by the city. The project will pro-
vide an alternative water source
for the city, and most likely bring
more jobs for the citizens of
Clewiston.
According to City Manager
Wendell Johnson, water plant
coiistruction bids are currently
being received by the city until
Dec. 14, and a contract-award
will most likely be made during-
later in the month. Construction
of the water plant and concen-
trate disposal well will begin in


January:
Plans for a new source of
water for Clewiston were made
to replace the existing source,
and the city of Clewiston took
action to build a state-of-the-art
water plant that is expected to
be operational by July of 2007.
The current water source is
provided by United States Sugar
Corporation. The sugar compa-
ny has provided'potable water
for the city of Clewiston and the
surrounding unincorporated
areas since the early 1940's, and
serves additional areas such as
Harlem, and all service areas of
the South Shore Water Associa-
tion.
See Water Page 10


CLEWISTON Thanksgiv-
ing is traditionally a holiday full of
football, turkey, and family
reunions, but it, took on. new
meaning this year for some peo-
ple who sacrificed their tradition-
al Thanksgiving Day to help pro-
vide and serve a community
Thanksgiving dinner hosted by
First United Methodist Church of
Clewiston.
Pastor John Hicks shared,
"Our yearly tradition is to have a
big Thanksgiving Day dinner at
the church and invite those who
are single, are not with family,
who don't want to worry about
cooking, or just want to be part of
a big family gathering to join us.
This year we wanted to extend a
special invitation to those in the
shelter and to those who have.
been unsettled because of Hurri-


caneWilma."
The plans for the dinner
snowballed when a west coast
newspaper ran an article about
the dinner. "The phone started
ringing on Monday morning and
never seemed to stop all week,"
exclaimed Hicks! "People want-
ed to help and be a part of ah out-


reach to those of us who have
been affected by the storm."
Over 64 volunteers from Cape
Coral and Ft. Myers area came to
share in the dinner outreach. Vol-
unteers also came from Sun City,
Ocala, and a number of other
See Thanks Page 10


Schools, students continue


towards recovery efforts


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON,.- Psycholo-
gists characterize the progression
of disaster recovery as a process
that is dependent on the strength
of a community, and its response
as a whole to a calamity such as
Hurricane Wilma.
The very survival of a com-
munity can be determined not
just by the level of severity of a
disaster, but the effect of a disas-
ter on the community's physical
arid psychological ability to
recover and respond to stress.
In the wake of disaster, the
community of Clewiston has
undoubtedly survived, and the
strength of its response to Hurri-
cane Wilma has proven to show
unexpected benefits to its
younger citizens.
These are the observations of
Dr. Paul Hofacker, a Behavior


Management Specialist who has
worked face-to-face with ele-
mentary, middle and high school
students in the Hendry County
School District since the storm,.to
help children and young adults
recover emotionally from the
devastation of Hurricane Wilma.
"The students have been
exposed to some very stressful,
potentially harmful events during
and after the storm, and it has
been important to be ready to
provide intervention and assis-
tance to the students, some of
whom have suffered a great deal
from family losses," said Dr.
Hofacker.
Despite the seemingly
immeasurable magnitude of
physical damage to the struc-
tures and landscape of the com-
munity, the community's psy-
chological state appears to have
escaped relatively unscathed by


the immense disaster.
"If a community's internal
resilience is lost, that can be very
dangerous. However, the com-
munity has proven to be
extremely resilient and respon-
sive, and I think the students'
reactions have been a direct
reflection of that," he said.
Dr. Hofacker is a clinical psy-,
chologist with extensive experi-
ence assisting youth and families
suffering, trauma, tragedy, and
various hardships. This experi-
ence has been invaluable as a
way of assisting students in
Hendry County, who strive to
return to a state of familiarity.
Since the students resumed
school, Dr. Hofacker has helped
provide several helpful activities
for dealing with stress, including
interactive self-expression involv-
See Recover Page 10


Submitted to INI/Jeff Barwick
Dedication rewarded
Mrs. Ruth McCarthy (center) was honored this past week
for her 21 years of service on the Board of Trustees for
The Clewiston Museum. Museum Board Chairman Miller
Couse (right) presented Mrs. McCarthy with a plaque dur-
ing the Museum's Annual Meeting held in the theater of
the new facility at 109 Central Avenue. Clewiston Mayor
Mali Chamness (left) also presented Mrs. McCarthy with a
city of Clewiston Proclamation for her many years of
community service. Mrs. McCarthy has served as a
Trustee since the Museum's inception in April of 1984.


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Obituaries


School Happenings, Education page 7


James Ralph Green
James Ralph Green, 44, of Latta,
SC, passed away Nov. 28, 2005 in
Columbia, SC. He was born July
28, 1961 in Fort Myers.
Survivors include his wife: Tam-
mie (Mitchell) Green; two daugh-
ters: Christina Green and Chasity
Green, both of Latta, SC; mother:
Linda (Roberts) Taylor; sister:
Karen Hufff Holly Hill, SC; three
nieces, three nephews, father-in-
law Sam Mitchell; mother-in-law
Clarice Mitchell; brother-in-law
Paul Mitchell; brother-in-law Ron-
nie Mitchell and brother-in-law,
Billy Huff.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, 2005 at 10 a.m. at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Lakeport with Pastor Scott Garvin
officiating. Interment followed in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.
Norma Collinson
In loving memory of Norma
Collinson, 94, died Nov. 13, 2005 at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee. She was born in Fayette,
Mississippi, Sept. 25, 1911. She was
preceded in death by her husband
of 66 years, Homer C. Collinson
and their only child Betty Zorich.
Norma and Homer were the
first people to buy property in
Buckhead Ridge, and she traveled
with her husband to his jobs all
over the United States, Canada and
Panama Canal Zone. Norma leaves
two grandchildren, Paul C. Zorich
of Manassas, VA. and Pam Zorich
ofVA; two nieces, Jonnye Butler of


Grayton Beach, FL and Pat Petit of
Baton Rouge, LA, and many great
nieces and nephews.
She had many friends; Danny,
Kay, Ina and Grady Mullins, Karen
and Mandy Metzher, Casey and
Chris and Landon Williams, Marlu
and Liz Crose who called her
grandma. Avon Morris, Viki and
Mary of Lakeland, FL. Brent John-
son, Jean and Garland Poteet of
Buckhead Ridge.
A memorial service was held
Nov. 22 at Evergreen Cemetery
with Reverenced Joe Bishop offici-
ating.
C.W Baxter
Mr. C.W. Baxter passed away
Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at his home in
Clewiston. Funeral arrangements
will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at
11 a.m: Services will be held at
Tabernacle Deliverance of Witness
Church. Mother Bernice McMillan
will officiate. Reddick Funeral
Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
Viola Shaw McGarvey
Viola Shaw McGarvey, 83, left
this earthly life to sing with the
angels on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005,
in Florida Hospital in Deland, Fla.
She was a resident of the Alliance
community for retirement living in
,Deland since November of 1997,
when she moved there with her
husband, the late Rev. Donald P.
McGarvey. They were married for 8
1/2 years.
Daughter of Alfred and Mary
Boland of New Castle, Pennsylva-
nia, she married John W Shaw in


1942 and they had two children.
John graduated from Nyack Col-
lege in New York with Don McGar-
vey. The two men and their wives
would remain friends for the rest of
their lives. In western Pennsylvania,
John and Viola ministered at Christ-
ian and Missionary Alliance
churches. In 1966 they moved to
Belle Glade, then Savannah, Geor-
gia, and lastly Lehigh Acres. John
retired shortly before his death in
1989.
Viola was always very busy as a
pastor's wife and enjoyed playing
piano and the organ and singing
alto in duets with John. She
worked with children at each pas-
torate and was the main influence
for the foundation of their Christian
walk with Jesus. She greatly
enjoyed time spent with her grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
A memorable service was held
Nov. 1, 2005 in Deland, Fla., at the
community chapel officiated by
Rev. Donald Anderson and Rev.
Gerald McGarvey. The funeral serv-
ice was held Nov. 2, 2005 at Lee
Memorial Park in Ft. Myers with
Rev. Danny Moore and Rev. "Jack"
Adams officiating. Burial followed
at Lee Memorial Park.
Viola is survived by her son Jack
(Florence) Shaw of Savannah,
Georgia, daughter Marilyn (Bob)
Moore of Clewiston, three grand-
children, six great-grandchildren,
sister Edna (Art) Wall of Apache
Junction, Arizona, Rev. David.(Eliz-
abeth) Bowland of Butler, Pennsyl-
vania, three stepchildren and their
families living in California, Col-
orado, Texas and Pennsylvania.


Mrs. Olin
Frances Parrish
Mrs. Olin Frances "Grandma"
Parrish entered into rest Sunday,
Dec. 4, 2005 at the residence of her
granddaughter Renee Kirk. Wife of
the late J.B. Parrish, Mrs. Parrish
was also preceded in death by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Chester
and seven siblings. Survivors
include her son: Larry W. (Rachel)
Parrish of Clewiston, FL.; grandchil-
dren: Renee P. (Terry) Kirk of
Appling, Ga; Wayne (Trina) Parrish
of Charlotte, NC.; Kimberly (Jason)
Mann of Belle Glade, FL; Chad
(Kristie) Parrish of Royal Palm, FL.;
step-granddaughters: Leslie (Scott)
Royal of LaBelle, FL; Carisa Clark of
Tallahassee, FL; 10 great-grandchil-
dren; sister: Macie Allen of Key-
stone Heights, FL.
Mrs. Parrish was a native and
lifelong resident of Quincy, FL., but
resided with her granddaughter
Renee and family in Appling, Geor-
gia for the last two years.
Mrs. Parrish was a longtime
member of the First Baptist Church
and The Mary Martha and Friends
Sunday School Class of Quincy, FL.
She was a homemaker and
enjoyed her church, family, and
friends.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 at 11 a.m.
at the First Baptist Church of Quin-
cy FL. Pallbearers were Jim Wells,
Ronnie Wells, Bobby Bradley,
Tommy Baker, Steve Padgham, and
JimmS Cummings.
Memorials may be made to St.
Joseph Hospice: 2260 Wrightsboro
Rd. Augusta, Ga. 30904.


Engagements


Watson -

Featherston
Mr. and Mrs. James Featherston
of Brandon, Mississippi are proud
to announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Jessica Ellen, to Mr. Tim-
othy Norvell Watson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Watson of Clewiston.
Wedding vows will be
exchanged at 7 p.m., Dec. 31 at
Crossgates United Methodist
Church in Brandon, Mississippi.
Jessica is' the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Featherston of
Macon, Mississippi and Mrs. Annie
Walker and the late Mr. Jimmy
Walker of Clewiston.
Ms. Featherston is a 1999 gradu-
ate of Brandon High School and a
2004 graduate of Mississippi State
University. She is currently pursu-
ing a master's degree in physical
therapy at the University of Missis-
sippi Medical Center.
Timothy is the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Watson of
Ellisville, Mississippi and the late
Mr. and Mrs. WC. Robertson of
Collins, Mississippi.
Mr. Watson is a 2000 graduate
of Clewiston High School and a
2005 graduate of Mississippi State.


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University with a degree in busi-
ness information systems. He is
employed with the Mississippi
Department of Public Safety as a
systems administrator.


Guerry-

Fulford
Mr. and Mrs.
Moore Haven


Melvin Guerry of
are pleased to


announce the engagement of
their daughter, Leslie Nichole to
Bobby Joe, son of Bobby and
Nancy Fulford of Okeechobee.
Leslie is a 2002 graduate of Moore
Haven High School. In the spring
of 2005, she graduated from-the
University of Florida with a bache-
lor's degree in Agriculture Educa-
tion. She is currently employed
with Moore Haven Elementary


Weddings


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Submitted to INI/Tommy Tamez
Teresa Cornejo and Roberto
Vallejo.


Cornejo -

Vallejo
Teresa Cornejo and Roberto
Vallejo were joined in marriage
on Saturday, Dec. 10; 2005. The
bride is the daughter of Orlando
and Juana Cornejo of Clewiston.
The groom is the son of Martin
and Adela Vallejo of Clewiston.
The bride was given away by her
father Orlando Cornejo.
The maid of honor was Bren-
da Perez of Clewiston. Brides-
maids were Esmeralda Gomez
of Clewiston and Cynthia Urias
of West Palm Beach. The best


man was Luis F. Vallejo of
Clewiston. The groomsmen
were Orlando Cornejo of
Clewiston and Saul Rios of
Clewiston. The flower girl was
Alexis N. Solis of Okeechobee,
daughter of Andy Solis and
Esmeralda Gomez. The ring
bearer was Yoshi Urias of
Clewiston, son of Marcelino
Cornejo and Cynthia Uria. Fol-
lowing the ceremony, a recep-
tion was held at Vallejo's Auto
Sales.
The groom is employed as a
manager at Vallejo's Auto Sales.
The bride is employed as a sec-
retary at Vallejo's Auto Sales.


Submitted to INI/Leslie Guerry
Leslie Guerry and
Bobby Joe Fulford.
teaching 2nd grade.
Bobby Joe is 2001 graduate of
Okeechobee High. School. He is
currently self-employed doing
contract labor with local cattle
ranches. The couple plans to-
exchange vows on April 8, 2006 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Lakeport. After the ceremony the
couple will reside in Moore Haven.


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Pet Corner

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Every now
and then on your radio show, you
mention certain things to avoid
around certain holidays. What
should I be careful with around
Christmas time for my three Jack
Russell dogs? Thanks Doc, Ben in
Clewiston.
A: Oh boy Ben! Three Jacks!
That's trouble right there and, that's
a big answer! Ready to hog up
some paper space? So, guess it's
just going to be one question this
week. Yes! We need to watch for a
few things during this time of the Doc
year. Doc Savvy
year.
Being that just over a week ago cause an upset stomach, and possi-
we got past the day after Thanks- ble vomiting and diarrhea too. For
giving, (some refer tO this day as the many years it has been said that
biggest shopping day of theyear, or poinsettias are in fact toxic to peo-
black Friday I refer to it as the ple and domestic animals. Well,
biggest doggie diarrhea day of the this isn't really true. Yes it will make
year or brown Friday!) indeed there your pet sick if they eat it, but it's
are a few things to review, not A toxic poison. This however
Here are some things to avoid does not mean to let your guard
foryourpets: down with monitoring pets and
1. Avoid people food overindul- down wth monitoring pets and
gence. Not only do we need to be poinsettias. Always be cautious
gence. Not only do we need to be with any plant in the home.
concerned with vomiting and diar- i Wrapped gifts, ornaments on
rhea, but also a more serious con- 4. Wraped gifts, cornamen s e n
edition called pancreatitis. Pancreati- trees, electrical cords can be a big
tis is the inflammation of the organ hazard too. Ingestion of wrapping
called the pancreas. The pancreas paper, ribbon, tinsel, ornaments
is responsible for many things, can cause serious problems, which
including some biochemical may result in surgery or even death.
breakdowns aiding in digestion. If Sometimes pets will chew on elec-
your dog eats way too much peo- trial cords and electrocute their
ple food, he can have an acute pan- mouths. Most commonly this is
creatic attack. This is serious folks! seen with puppies andkittens. The
A trip to the vet for IV treatment is adult cat however is a very curious
going to be the thing to do here. creature too. I see 4-6 cases a year
Not only is it a costly vet visit, but of cats with electrical burns in their
sometimes even with treatment mouths. What do they say about
can result in death. cats and curiosity?
2. Do not feed your pets choco- These are just a few common
late. Chocolate is everywhere this things to watch out for during the
time of the year! Dark chocolate in holidays, and I am sure there are
particular is the bigger culprit, more to think of. As always Ben,
Chocolate has a bromide com- we must use commonsense when
pound in it, which when eaten in caring for children and pets. Hope
large amounts, can cause severe that answers some of your con-
seizures and other neurological cerns. Merry Christmas Ben, Doc
problems. It will also at least cause Savy.
vomiting and diarrhea, and poten- E-mail your pet questions to
tially pancreatitis as well. Guess DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
that coins the phrase, "Death by out your answers weekly in The Pet
Chocolate". Corner. Be sure to tune into The
3. Seasonal arrangements or SavvyVetShowThursday's at 10:30
plants such as the poinsettia can a.m. on 93.5 FM's The Big Dawg!


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Our extremity is God's opportunity


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I once heard a preacher declare,
"If you ain't in trouble, your prayers
ain't got no suction."
I had to chew on the phrase a
while to understand it, but I real-
ized there was truth in what he
declared. The Bible proclaims that
our extremity is God's opportunity.
God is most likely to be found at
our wit's end, just when we need
Him most when we have run
out of answers and almost out of
hope.
Consider the great prophets of
the Old Testament. These were not
prosperity prophets they were
called by God in times of crisis,
even of national disaster. Jesus
himself did not come when we
became good enough to receive
Him.The Bible tells us that, "While
we were yet sinners, Christ died for
the ungodly." He faced us at our


worst, and loved us with his best.
Picture this: The national situa-
tion was awful: Morals were low,
crime was rampant, the govern-
ment was decadent, the courts
were corrupted, most organized
religion was formalistic and cold,
and the dominant religion was
materialism. It could be a descrip-
tion of contemporary America, but
actually it was Judah in 700 B.C.
Micah, a simple farmer, was called
by God to speak to God's people
about the condition of the nation.
Inspired by God, Micah lam-
basted the nation's sin but also
gave a ray of hope and promise. He
looked out into the future and said:
A Messiah will be born in Bethle-
hem. God is going to send some-
one great to us. So don't despair.
God has good news coming!
Micah and his people could
only look forward to the Messiah's
coming at some future date. We
are much more fortunate. We live


in the afterglow of a Bethlehem
manger, an atoning cross, and an
empty tomb. What Micah could
only promise, we can actually
receive and appropriate. If you
think about it, Jesus did not come
to heal the healthy but the sick. His
mission'is not to round up the
pious, but to seek and to save the
lost. That means there's hope for
the many of us who have very defi-
nite hurts and longings this Christ-,
mas season.
James Moore tells a story about
a young man whose wife had died,
leaving him with a small son. Back
home from the cemetery, they
went to bed early because there
was nothing else he could bear to
do. As he lay there in the darkness
- grief-stricken and heartbroken'
- the little boy broke the stillness
from his little bed with a disturbing
question, "Daddy, where is
mommy?" The father got up and
brought the little boy to bed with


him, but the child was still di.
turbed and restless, asking que_
tions like, "Why isn't she here.
and "When in she coming back
Finally the little boy said, "Daddy,
your face is toward me, I think I ca
go to sleep now." And in a little
while he was quiet.
The father lay there in the darl
ness, and then in childlike fait-,
prayed this prayer: "0 God, I don,
see how I can survive this. Th.
future looks so miserable. But i
your face is toward me, somehow
think I can make it."
That's what the Messiah cam'
to teach us: God's face is always.
towards us. Nothing can happier
that God and we together canno
manage. Nothing will ever be abl
to separate us from His love.
When we tie our destiny to thi
Messiah-King, we can face whatev
er the future brings, knowing thai
we are more than conquerors
through Christ who loves us.


Holiday trees and Christmas trees too?


By The Revenered Samuel S.
Thomas. Ph. D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston.
Shakespeare was quoted as say-
ing "A rose by any name would
smell as sweet." He may have
believed that it didn't matter about
what the words represented. He
was wrong. There is an Old Testa-
ment commandment that "you
shall not take the name of the Lord
your God in vain. (Exodus 20: 7)"
because the name counts for
something. It doesn't matter
whether you say "God" or "the
Lord" or "Yahweh" or "Jehovah" or
"Dieu" or-"Dios" we are bidden
to respect the name period.
The latest flap I heard was about
whether we should call "the Christ-
mas Tree" the "holiday tree". After
all, it might be more politically cor-
rect and, perhaps even improve
business by opening the market to
more consumers. I guess we'd
have to rewrite the song."O Christ-
mas Tree" that was originally writ-
ten in German, but that wouldn't


be what the song is about. I guess
we'd have to change the "Meno-
rah" to a "holiday candle holder" or
stop baking Christmas cookies.
I remember Emily I blessed
the marriage of her parents and
watched her grow up in the early
years of her life. As I visited her
home one December she proudly
showed me the family Christmas
tree. She showed me the presents
underneath it and the manger
scene and the angel and the star
that crowned the,top of it.
She told me the story that went
with it and who the figures were.
Christmas is a particularly rushed
season for most Christian clergy
and Emily wanted to share a part of
her joy with me as she told me
about the tree that occupied a cor-
ner of her living room. She hit me
between the eyes with a question
that I didn't expect. "Do you have a
Christmas tree," she asked?
This four-year-old girl put me on
the spot. I don't like to lie to chil-
dren and answered her with the
truth and a promise to myself.
"No," I said, "but I'm getting one


very soon." That's what I did the
next day even though I qualified
under "minimum participation"
rule. I kept my promise to a little girl
about Christmas. It wasn't a "holi-
day tree" but a Christmas tree.
Each time we go out of our way
to offend nobody we water down
the tradition of somebody. Each
time we try to be un-offensive, we
wind up alienating others. When
we water down our traditions, for
whatever reason, we will arrive one
daywhen there is no tradition at all.
There was a time when I tried to
be "politically correct" when asked
to give invocations or prayers at
public events, not mentioning any
particular reference to my own tra-
dition. Then I thought, "That's not
really me." I began to think I was
asked in the first place because I
represented something and
because I knew with a little depth
about the "why's and where
fore's" of what I believed.
Others have their own traditions
and faith I accede to the parts I
can agree with, and remain silent
when it is their turn to officiate. I


believe that when I am called to
share in a public event, those who
ask me want the "real me" and not:
awatered-down, ersatz version.
Same thing with my Christmas'
tree. I think the thing to do is go out
and ask, "Do you have a Christmas
tree," if that is what you want. If ,
someone is advertising "holiday
trees" I don't think that's where I'll
shop because that isn't what I look
for.
Someone said, "people that,
don't stand for anything will fall for
everything," and I agree.
We come to the Advent of avery
sacred season. The reason wej,
don't make stew in a blender is
because each vegetable and each
kind of meat contributes to the
great flavoring that makes it special.
The character of. each is unique
and offers something to the total
delicious savor that makes each
stew pot unique. As far as religion is
concerned: Give me a "stew" and
not a "blender concoction" -
some people go to eat, I go to dine!


Letters to the Editor


We need your help!
Dear editor:
Poor recycle guys are getting
two large containers of trash a day
out of our recyclables. Please, the:
county sells the recycled materials
keeping the garbage bills down.
Garbage makes the bill go up.
Every home in Hendry County pays
for garbage recycling is not garbage
- we sell those materials. If they
are full of garbage we pay to get rid
of them. So even if you are not
interested in our environment and
keeping Hendry County clean,
please realize the more you recycle
the less you pay in garbage bills and
easily help the environment.
Remember, please do not put trash
in recycle containers keep our
cost down.
Pat Norman,
waste manager of
Hendry County

Down but not out
Dear editor:
My name is Sabrina, I am part.of
a family of four, my finance James
and my two children Bryant and
Jasper. My home was destroyed by
Wilma, and because I had insur-
ance FEMA denied me. My insur-
ance wasn't enough to buy a home
or replace everything I lost. I wrote
God Bless be thankful for the little
things and remember you can
rebuild, because I have hope for
help and I wanted.others to have
the same hope. We lost so much so
quickly. I am a low-income family,
and FEMA acts like we don't have a
voice, think again, I have one and
now I am using it. I may be home-
less and I may be low class in some
eyes, but I will rise and fight. Call
Bill Nelson's office ityou have been
denied for the same reason. Fight
for what you deserve and use your
voice.
Sincerely, SabrinaAndrews

Changes needed
Dear editor:
I have a concern about the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies (DCF) family preservation serv-
ices of Florida back in Dec. 7, 2004.
My stepson was taken from his
mother because she violated her
probation, she tested positive for
drugs. When they took the child
from his mother (DCF) asked who
was the father? The mother and
grandmother lied and said they did-
n't know. They both had his phone
number and mine. The father got
him every other weekend and also
paid child support. DCF got a hold
of his father and did not give the
child to him. We had to go to court
so'that he can be with his father.
We got him on Feb. 10, 2005. Every
month after that, we went to court
- we did everything they asked.
DCF gave her a case plan, which
they didn't follow. The mother is
supposed to get a random drug test
with an eight-hour request for eight
months they did not do that.
DCF is covering for her. They tell
her one to two weeks ahead. She
was supposed to have a stable liv-
ing and job. She had been in four


homes and-two jobs since.
While the child was with the
mother he had 13 bad teeth and
under weight. DCF treated us like
i earmai-, I. It:' '.\1e- \.re' Ih.- ones
tlit did s-urinelhing r\\ong. The\
e..- b',-igriih the child school sup-
plies and gave it to his mother
instead of us. They didn't talk to the
child when he was with us only
when he was with his mother. We
did everything the judge of Glades
County said and DCF, but they did-
n't care. She lied to the judge sever-
al times and he over looks it. They
made us build a room for my
daughter because she couldn't be
in the room with the boys, but she
can live in a two-bedroom apart-
ment, we have a three bedroom on
five acres. How can they take him
away from a stable home, and his
father has a good stable job?
His mother had him moved
every six months, and we have a
paper-were she signed custody to
her sister in 2003-2004. He has
been in six different schools, the
longest he has been in one school
or stable home was when the child
was with his father.
It is sad when a father does not
have the right to their children. The
judge and DCF do not care. They
both have over looked things she
has done. This is how so many chil-
dren get lost-hut-or killed. This is or
local DCF located in LaBelle, 485 E.
CowboyWay.
I really don't think the judge
cares. We had so much proof the
child should stay with us. He even
over looked all the lies, she told
him.
We just want the child to be
happy, loved, stable and safe. How
can the judge and DCF over look
everything she has done. The child
even asked to speak to the judge
and he said no the child has a
voice, he is nine years old. They
need to hear him. If anyone can
help us or might have some ideas.
DebraElkins, 13457 Murcott
Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440

Remember my birthday
Dear editor:
As you well know, we are get-
ting closer to my birthday. Every
year there is a celebration in my
honor and I think that this year the
celebration will be repeated. Dur-
ing this time there are many people
shopping for gifts, there are many
radio announcements, TV com-
mercials, and in every part of the
world everyone is talking that my
birthday is getting closer and closer.
It is really very nice to know, that
at least once a year, some people
think of me. As you know, the cele-
bration of my birthday began many
years ago. At first people seemed to
understand and be thankful of all
that I did for them, but in these
times, no one seems to know the
reason for the celebration. Family
and friends get together and have a
lot of fun, but they don't know the
meaning of the celebration.
I remember that last year there
was a great feast in my honor. The
dinner table was full of delicious
foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts


and chocolates. The decorations
were exquisite and there were
many, many beautifully wrapped
gifts. But, do you want to know
something' I wasn't invited. I was
the guest of honor and they didn't
remember to send me an invitation.
The party was for me, but when
that great day came, I was left out-
side, they closed the door in my
face and I wanted to be with
them and share their table.
In truth, that didn't surprise me
because in the last few years, all
closed their doors to me. Since 'I
was not invited, I decided to enter
the party without making any
noise. I went in and stood in a cor-
ner. They were all drinking there
were some who were drunk and
telling jokes and laughing at every-
thing. They were having a great
time. To top it all, this big fat man all
dressed in red wearing a long white
beard entered the room yelling Ho-
Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat
on the sofa and all the children ran
to him; saying: "Santa Claus, Santa
Claus"...as if the party were in his
honor!
At midnight all the ,people
began to hug each other I
extended my arms waiting for
someone to hug me and -do you
know- no one hugged me.
Suddenly they all began to share
gifts. They opened them one by
one with great expectation. When
all had been opened, I looked to
see if, maybe, there was one for
me. How would you feel if on your


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birthday everybody shared gifts
and you did not get one? I then
understood that I was unwanted at
that party and quietly left.
Every year it getsworse. People
only remember to eat and drink,
the gifts, the parties and nobody
remembers me. I would like this
Christmas that you allow me to
enter into your life.
I would like that you recognize
the fact that almost 2,000 years ago
I came to this world to give my life
for you, on the cross, to save you.
Today, I only want that you believe
this with allyour heart.
I want to share something with
you. As many didn't invite me to
their party, I will have my own cele-
bration, a grandiose party that no
one has ever imagined a spec-
tacular party.
I'm still making the final
arrangements. Today I am sending
out many invitations anid there is an
invitation for you. I want to know if
you wish to attend and I will make
a reservation foryou andwriteyour
name with golden letters in my
great guest book. Only those on the
guest list will be invited to the party.
Those who don't answer the invita-
tion will be left outside.
Do you know how you can
answer this invitation? It is by
extending it to others whom you
care for.
I'll be waiting for all of you to
attend my party this year.
See you soon- I love you!
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Big money!
You always hope to be a recipient of a "big" check, but
this is ridiculous. Actually, Congressman Mark Foley was
on hand to deliver a $200,000 check to Hendry County
Sheriff Ronnie Lee Nov. 30. The money will go towards
the county's new communication system, which is, for
the most part, outdated. According to Sheriff Lee, the
system will run $1.2 million. Congressman Foley said he
would do what he could to get the county more funding.


Hendry County Arrest Activity


Traffic stop leads to
burglary arrest
During the early morning hours
of Nov. 26, Donald R. McClausen
of 1000 Whidden Rd, LaBelle and
Christopher Shaun Cooper of Car-
oltta Ave., LaBelle, were arrested
for burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling, felony larceny and pos-
session of narcotic equipment as a
result of a traffic stop by Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Deputy


Brett Daley. Investigation revealed
a refrigerator had been stolen from
Stanton Mobile Home located on
State Rd 80, LaBelle. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee praised Deputy Sheriff Brett
Daley's keen observation, which
resulted in the above arrest and
recovery of the stolen property.
Both McClausen and Cooper were
booked into the Hendry County
Jail. Bond was set at $105,500 for
Cooper and $55,500 for
McClausen.


Palm Beach County


SO seeks shooter


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office, Violent Crimes Divi-
sion is investigating the shooting
of Belle Glade Police Officer
Frantz St. Cloud in the early morn-
ing hours of Nov. 25.
Officer St. Cloud was shot in
the arm while he, along with offi-
cers from Belle Glade Police
Department and sheriff's
deputies were attempting to dis-
perse a rowdy crowd outside


Club 21, 1533 Northwest Avenue
L, Belle Glade. Officer St. Cloud's
injuries were not life threatening.
If anyone has information
regarding this shooting they are
urged to contact Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, Detective
Chris Karpinski at (561) 688-4071
or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS. You can remain anonymous
and be eligible for up to a $1,000
reward.


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County needs the help of
the community to help locate a
wanted fugitive as of Dec. 2,
2005.
His name is Aston Lee Jones,
AKA Scooby. He is described as a
black male, D.O.B. Dec. 23, 1981.
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and
weighs 200 pounds. He has black
hair and brown eyes. He has a
scar and a tattoo on his right
shoulder. His last known address
is Davis Street, Belle Glade.
He is wanted for three (3)
counts of violation of probation


and aggravat-
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you should
have any infor-
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know the
whereabouts
of Aston Lee
Jones, please
call Crime
Stoppers at Aston Lee
(800) 458-TIPS Jones
(8477). You
may remain anonymous and
could be eligible for a cash
reward.


Hendry and Glades Counties,
Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Paho-
kee and South Bay as part of
South Central Florida's Rural
Area of Critical Economic Con-
cern were granted $2 million
in Bridge Loan/Funds for small
businesses that sustained dam-
age from Hurricane Wilma.
These loans range from
$1,000 to $25,000 and are inter-
est 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 estab-
lished in the Rural Area of Criti-
cal Economic Concern prior to
Oct. 17, 2004 who have sus-
tained physical damage due to
Hurricane Wilma.
2. Have at least two employ-
ees (self employed individuals
may be eligible on a case by
case basis) and a maximum of
100 employees.
3. Must have been directly
impacted by the storm.
i. Holders of current Saltwa-
ter Products/Seafood
Dealer/Shellfish Processing
Plant/Charter Boat Captain
licenses or certification or other
fishing/seafood related licenses
or certifications with latest two
years of landings information
ii. Owners of small business-


es who have no outstanding bal-
ances on Florida Small Business
Emergency Bridge Loans from
any prior storm loan programs
4. Loans will be made to indi-
viduals who are at least 51-per-
cent owners of the business.
Only one loan per individual,
and/or per premises.
5. The borrower will be
required to sign an agreement
that proceeds of the loan will be
used only for purposes of main-
taining or restarting the business
in the designated area.
6. The borrower will be
required to state how they plan
to repay the loan.
Applications are being
accepted through Dec. 16 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 available
through a contract between
state of Florida, Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development and Florida s
Heartland REDI. Hendry County
Economic Development Council
is coordinating the effort in
Hendry County. You may contact
the economic development
council office at (863) 675-6007
or stop by any bank for more
information.


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EDUCATION 7


Central Elementary School 2005 Turkey Trot


CLEWISTON -On Friday, Nov.
18, Central Elementary School con-
tinued its annual Turkey Trot race
tradition, and held the 10th Annual
Turkey Trot at Westside Elemen-
tary's athletic field. Thank you to
Westside Elementary for allowing
Central to use its field and facilities,
as the students and teachers really
look forward to these races every
year. The day was exciting and fun,
and following are the results in all
races:
5th Grade Boys:
5th Grade Girls:
1st Place: Tramaine Lawson
1st Place: Ednisha Cottman
2nd Place: David Stewart
2nd Place: Diana Moreno
3rd Place: Daniel Boyd
3rd Place: Elizabeth Minero
4th Grade Boys:
4th Grade Girls:
1st Place: Anthony Flores
1st Place: Marlisha Pass
2nd Place: Spencer Thompson
2nd Place: Edrica Flournah
3rd Place: Michael Carreno,
Jalen Rushing
3rd Place: Fredranesha Ford
3rd Grade Boys:
3rd Grade Girls:
1st Place: Alex Ward
1st Place: Kiana Hardy
2nd Place: Ja'recus Davis
2nd Place: Jamekia Dawkins
3rd Place: Jaime Deluna


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3rd Place: Zoya Negrete
2nd Grade Boys:
2nd Grade Girls:
1st Place: Alvin Freeman II
Jst Place: Key'ante Jones
2nd Place: Michael Lee
2nd Place: Autaija Davis
3rd Place: Jatavious Bess, Mau-
rice Murphy Jr. -
3rd Place: Zaylyn Negrete
1st Grade Boys:
1st Grade Girls:
1st Place: Keithavius Pass
1st Place: Diabalique (Dee Dee)
Johnson
2nd Place: Quintavis Griffin
2nd Place: Robyn Basquin
3rd Place: Kiante Gary, Leonar-
do Gonzalez
3rd Place: Tatiana Coleman,


Klamonta Jones, Lamone Powell
Amber Harrold, Tamarian
Mixon, lyanna Robinson
Kindergarten Boys:
Kindergarten Girls:
1st Place: Aldulrar (Al) Gary Jr.
1st Place: Amanda Pereiro
2nd Place: Anthony Lawson Jr.,
Johnny Tillman
2nd Place: Alexia Johnson, Jas-
mine Ruiz
3rd Place: Jay Brooks, Vincent
Leiba,
3rd Place: David Love Jr.,
Emanuel Sanchez
Ericah.Flournah, Susana Garcia,
Emily Maceda, Mikelty Miller
Pre-Kindergarten Boys: Pre-
Kindergarten Girls:
1st Place: Jose Benitez


1st Place: Daisy Olvera
2nd Place: Jesus DeSantiago
2nd Place: Aileen Valdes
3rd Place: Juvenal Velasquez
3rd Place: Melissa Lopez
Mr. Bugaiski Boys:
Mr. Bugaiski Girls:
1st Place: Andrew Patrick
1st Place: Stephanie Velazquez
2nd Place: Jesus Tovar
2nd Place: Alejandra Valle
3rd Place: CrystaVasiliou
Teachers' Race (Men):
Teachers' Race (Women):
1st Place: Mr. Bugaiski
1st Place: Miss Scruggs
2nd Place: Mr. Cammann
2nd Place: Miss K. Jones
3rd Place: Mr. Busin
3rd Place: Miss Adley


School Happenings


Clewiston Middle
School
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, stu-
dents at Clewiston Middle School
had a rare treat. Internationally
respected Euphonium player Car-
lyle Webber, retired euphonium
and soloist of the United States
Army Field Band, came to Clewis-
ton to rehearse the band in prepa-
ration for their Winter Concert on
Dec. 8. In addition to rehearsing
the band, Mr. Webber spent the
day talking with students about
music asa career and about how
to become a professional musi-
cian.
Central Elementary
School

The Case of the
Flying Saucer People
By: Seymour Simon
Students in Mr. Burlis:on's 5th
Grade class had a wonderful time
creating their flying saucers as a
project to go with their reading
story about "The Case of the Flying
Saucer People" by Seymour
Simon.
Central students, teachers, and
staff have adjusted well to our new
environment and hours. We espe-
cially want to thank Westside for
sharing their school with us. They
have been very accommodating
and sharing anything we need. We
also want to thank Eastside for
their help.
Several outside organizations
and schools from other counties
have adopted us and are sending
supplies to help teachers rebuild
their classrooms for their students.
We are very appreciative of all the
help we have received and contin-
ue to receive.
We hope to be back in our facil-
ity some time after Christmas vaca-
tion. Plans are to make up only
three of'the days we missed. The
school board is making arrange-
ments for those days to be made
up after the New Year. Christmas
vacation will remain the same.
We are working very hard on
FCAT skills. We are concentrating
on Reading, Math, and Develop-
mental writing. We are still able to
serve our students daily in the NCS
learning lab for Reading and Math
daily for grades 3-5. Accelerated
Reader has been put on hold until
we return to our school. This pro-
gram may only be run at each indi-


vidual school site. Homework has
also been cut back due to our stu-
dents arriving home so late.
Remember, please do not drop
your students off until noon.
Teacher's planning time is from
10-11:15 a.m. and their lunch is
from 11:15-11:45. Children should
not be left outside of the building
unsupervised. Teachers' are in
meetings and planning and have
no way to know when your child
arrives until the appropriate time
they go to cover their stations. We
want to do.all we can to make it as
safe as possible for your child.
We know everyone is still trying
to get their homes and lives back
in order as well as our staff. Every-
one has been wonderful and
understanding. We want our chil-
dren to feel safe and secure after
this trauma.
Let's continue working togeth-
er aswe have been.
Eastside
Elementary School

Santa's workshop
Santa's Workshop began at
Eastside on Monday, Dec. 5 in the
Media Center. Santa's Workshop
will be open all week, ending Dec.
9. Your child will have the opportu-
nity to shop for those special gifts
for their family. We will sell a vari-
ety of gifts for moms, dads, broth-
ers, sisters, grandparents, and
teachers.
The prices range from five
cents to $20. Students may pur-
chase items from 7-9 a.m. Parents
may shop with their child from 12-
2 p.m. We have shortened the
hours due to our educational focus
during our hurricane recovery.
If you are sending a large
amount of money, please put it in
a sealed envelope. All checks are
payable to Eastside Elementary
School. Proceeds will go for pur-
chasing books for our media cen-
ter.
We thank you for your support
during these difficult times. We.
wanted to brighten the lives of our
students by sharing the joy of
Christmas.
Christmas vacation
Christmas vacation will begin
Dec. 19. Students will return to
school on Wednesday, Jan. 4. We
would like to wish everyone avery
Merry Christmas and a Happy
NewYear. Have a safe holiday!


Front row from left to right (kneeling): Katie Lyvers, Mariah
Spell, Monica Rodriguez, Trinity Lowe, Seleny Lopez, Austin
Adams, and Stephanie Zamora. Back row from left to right
(standing): Erica Westberry, Isabel Aguirre, Lianet Escobar,
Maria Mendoza, Fernando Sierra, Anthony McNealy, Vitalino
Velasquez, and Pablo "Vinny" Llossas. Not pictured: Aaron
Mitchell.


Lunches Reading
Free sack lunches will be pro- Please Lb sure that your child
ee u sile is reading at least 20-30 minutes
vided to allstudents until Dec.16. each night.


NOTICE
The Glades County School Board Held A
Reorganizational Meeting on November
22, 2005 And Established The Following
Meeting Schedule:.

The Next Regular Meeting Will Be Held On
December 8, 2005 at 9:00 a.m., At Which Time
The Recommended Board Member Salary of
$23,112 Will Be Considered. Regular Meetings
Will Not Be Held on The Fourth Thursday
During the Months of November and
December.

Beginning in January, Regular Meetings Will
Be Held On The Second Thursday At 6:00 p.m.
and The Fourth Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
In the Glades County School Board Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
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Project to restore 22 miles of Kissimmee River


By Pete Gawda
KISSIMMEE RIVER It has
been said that the more things
change, the more they remain
the same. That could be said of
the Kissimmee River that, for
ages, had meandered through a
flood plain 106 miles from Lake
Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee.
In the mid 20th century the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE
decided to straighten it out and
deepen it. Now, in the 21st cen-
tury, they are trying to restore the
river to the way it was originally.
A group of environmental
advisors to the general in charge
of COE from around the country
got a good look at the Kissim-
mee Restoration Project as they
gathered at Riverwoods Field
Laboratory on U.S. 98.
Thanks to the "Kissimmee
Explorer", a covered pontoon
boat, the group was able to
escape the light rain as they took
a circular tour up the restored
section of the river and then
returned by the channalized
riverbed.
Before the trip began, Gary
Williams, senior environmental
scientist with South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) gave an overview of
the restoration project. He said
that SFWMD has two tasks in the
process, land acquisition and
evaluating progress. Dr.
Williams said the original
Kissimmee River meandered 103
miles from Lake Kissimmee to
Lake Okeechobee, spreading
across a flood plain that was
from one to two miles wide.
He said that several hurri-
canes in the late 1940s led to a
demand for flood control.
Between 1962 and 1971, the
Kissimmee River was channal-
ized by COE into a 56-mile long,
328 feet wide, 30-foot deep canal
known as C-38 with several spill-
ways and locks for flood control.
Approximately 34,600 acres of
floodplain was drained and 68
miles of remnant river channel
dried up.
With the draining of wetlands
and the destruction of their habi-
tat, the number of birds, wildlife
and wetland plants dwindled.
According to SFWMD figures,
the number of migratory water-
fowl dwindled by 92 percent and
the, number of bald eagles
decreased 74 percent. The fish
catch dwindled by half.
Even as early as 1971, Dr.
Williams said there was a move-'
ment "to turn back the clock"
and restore the river to its origi-
nal flow.
The Kissimmee River Restora-
tion Project was started in 1999
as a joint project of COE and
SFWMD with the goal of backfill-
ing 22 miles of C-38, removing
water control devices, restoring
over 40-square miles of flood
plain and restoring flow to a por-
tion of the original riverbed. The
project is expected to take 12
years to complete.
Phase I, which was complet-
ed in 2001, restored flow to 15
miles of the original riverbed,
restored 12,000 acres of flood


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The area includes the counties
of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands and Okee-
chobee, as well as Immokalee
and the Glades communities of
Pahokee, Belle Glade and South
Bay. In 2001, Governor Bush des-
ignated this rural south central
region of Florida as one of three
"Rural Areas of Critical Economic
Concern."
"Promoting economic devel-
opment in Florida's heartland is
priority," said Governor Bush.
"Extending economic growth and
prosperity to our rural communi-
ties strengthens our state econo-
my."
Florida's Heartland Rural Eco-
nomic Development Initiative is
an economic development organ-
ization serving the south central
region of Florida including DeSo-
to, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands and Okeechobee Counties,
as well as Immokalee and the
Glades communities of Pahokee,
Belle Glade, South Bay. The
organization works within the
region to promote economic ini-
tiatives. Most recently, the organi-
zation facilitated the regional pri-
oritization of transportation
requirements to better qualify for
higher levels of transportation
funding.
K.S. "Butch" Jones, Chairman
of Glades County Board of County
Commission and Chairman of the
Board for Florida's Heartland


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The reconstructed Kissimmee River lazily meanders around
a bend. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Flori-
da Water Management District are engaged in an ambitious
project to backfill a portion of the channalized Kissimmee
River and restore flow to the original riverbed.


plane and removed some water
control structures.
One of the holdups in the
restoration process is real estate
prices, which Dr. Williams said
are increasing three percent a
month.
When the entire project is fin-
ished, 40 percent or 22 miles or
the river will be restored to its
original flow.
With the completion of Phase
I, Dr. Williams said the water
level goes up and down more
rapidly than they would like.
However, he said the regulation
level of the Kissimmee chain of
lakes would be changed to allow
for more storage of water in
order to regulate river levels.
Since the completion of
Phase I, there has been an
increase in levels of dissolved
oxygen and a decrease in float-
ing vegetation. In addition, the
fish population has increased.
There has also been an increase
in the number of wading birds
and waterfowls. In fact, the
number of wading birds has
increased more than was
expected.
Dr. Williams said the success
of the project would be meas-
ured by 25 "restoration expecta-
tions" based on such things as
amount of dissolved oxygen,
water quality and vegetation, the
reptile and amphibian commu-
nity, the fish community and the
bird community. They plan to
collect data before and after
restoration and compare impact
areas with control areas.
This collecting and compar-
ing data is scheduled to continue
five years past the end of the
restoration project.
He said that if a particular
restoration expectation is not
met, further study may be
required and changes may be
made in the operational sched-
ule.
Plans call for restoration of
the middle section of the river,
leaving two dams in the section
above and two dams in the sec-
tion below for flood control.
The tour started at water con-
trol device S-65C, which is slated
to be demolished as restoration
continues. They entered the


restored section of the river
known as McArthur Run. Off in
the distance on both sides the
tree line at the edge of the flood
plane could be seen.
David Colangel of SFWMD
and Loisa Kerwin of Riverwoods
Field Laboratory proved to be'
knowledable tour guides for the
approximately 25 people aboard
the "Kissimmee Explorer" as
they pointed out birds and plants
and features of the restoration.
A variety of birds were seen
including a Great Blue Heron.
Sandbars are naturally building
up on meanders or lazy bends in
the restored riverbed. Cypress,
red maple and cabbage palm
abound.
Cattle grazing has been
restricted on the restored flood
plain and native plants are mak-
ing a comeback.
The tour guides pointed out a
section known as: The Blowout.
Twice COE has filled in a section
of C-38 as part of the restoration
process and twice the force of
the water in the restored
riverbed blew it out to make a
channel to C 38. Future restora-
tion plans call for "The Blowout"
to be refilled. Charges in hydrol-
ogy at that time should prevent a
future blowout.
After passing the Istokpoga
Canal that flows from Lake Istok-
poga into the restored river, the
tour entered the restored section
known as Micco Bluff Run. On
this section of restored river,
there are actually sriall bluffs
only a few feet high at the edge


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This device measures the river stage on the reconstructed Kissimmee River. Reconstructing
the Kissimmee River is a joint project of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South
Florida Water Management District.


of the water. At this point, the
riverbed meandered to the edge
of the flood plain and flows past
naturally higher ground. This is
in contrast to the rest of the
restored river that has no dis-
cernable banks and is bounded
by flood plains.
As part of the restoration
process, snags, which might be
considered hazards to naviga-
tion in other waterways, are,
allowed to remain.
A bald eagle nesting territory
had been established adjacent to
the Phase I restoration.
Organic sediments are being
flushed out of the restored
riverbed and aquatic vegetation
no longer clogs the river chan-
nel.
The second phase of restora-
tion is scheduled to begin in
2007 and is expected to be com-
pleted by 2010. In this phase,
eight miles of canal will be back-
filled, and three miles of river
channel with the final result
being 17 miles of continuous
restored river channel. In addi-
tion to demolition of S-65C,
approximately 8,000 acres of
wetland will be reclaimed.


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Foley
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needed a liaison to help with public
assistance. What we would like to
see in the future is to have a long-
term recovery specialist on site."
Congressman Foley asked why
Hendry County was the only one
that needed a long-term recovery
specialist when no other county
has asked for one.
"They do need one," she said.
"They just don't realize it yet."
Ms. Kennington-Korf explained
that part of the need is the long-
term cleanup that is discovered
well after the emergency passes
and that the county is left to pay
100-percent of the bill. While the
county is filing the necessary paper-
work with the federal government,
Ms. Kennington-Korf feels that a:
long-term recovery specialist on
the ground well after the storm
subsides will better determine the


Water
Continued From Page 1
The water is pumped from a
short distance out into Lake Okee-
chobee, and piped into town for
distribution.
However, the city was required
in August 2003 to search for an
alternative source of water after
USSC notified the city that they
would no longer provide drinking
water after August of 2007.
Among the options for the city
to follow in order to maintain water
services was an invitation from
Palm Beach County's Lake Region
Water Plant initiative, which would
involve a water system that would
provide water to Clewiston, South
Bay, Belle Glade, and Pahokee.
However, the cost of imple-
menting the system would include
installing an underground water-
line from Clewiston to South Bay,
which brought the cost for the city


Recover
Continued From Page 1
ing drawing, one-on-one counsel-
ing, and proactive identification of'
individuals in need of outside help.
Not only have the students
shown considerable and surprising
grace under the circumstances, but
also the teachers have been a very
reliable source of strength, accord-
ing to Dr. Hofacker.
"The faculty and staff of each
school have been exceptionally
good at presenting the idea of
learning from this situation, and
responding by strengthening, and
not weakening, from the events
that we've experienced," said Dr.
Hofacker.
However, there were some


county's needs and bring in fund-
ing much quicker. .
Mr. Baird reported that just
recently it was discovered that one
of the county's roadways had as
much as $250,000 in damages
from the storm blowing away rock.
Mr. Baird wanted to know if that
was recoverable and Congressman
Foley informed him that it was
probably not.
"That's why we need someone
here because we need these kinds
of answers sooner," said Ms. Ken-
nington-Korf.
She also said a long-term recov-
ery specialist would get a better
understanding of not only initial
storm damage to the agricultural
sector, but the long-term affects
from the storm when there is a like-
lihood that canker and citrus green-
ing will spread from the storm's
winds.
Like other lake area concerns,
federal funding is important. When
Congressman Foley addressed
Glades County's concerns, he said


of Clewiston to more than $18 mil-
lion.
The city commission declined
the invitation in July 2003, opting
instead to follow a proposal to con-
struct a new city-owned drinking
water facility, at an initial estimated
cost of $12.5 million. The cost has
since increased to approximately
$15.5 million, and is expected to
approach $16 million before the
project is completed.
Despite the cost of building a
new water plant, it will still cost less
than connecting to a Palm Beach
County water supply.- The city
would still have an internal water
source, which would be further-uti-
lized by the expected growth spurt
expected to occur within the next
year.
The city has contracted drilling
services to begin constructing the
wells for the water plant, and the
drilling has been underway since
May. The second of four wells for
the water plant is currently nearing
completion, and all four wells are


instances of concern when the stu-
dents and staff came back to
school, especially for those from
Central Elementary School.
According to Dr. Hofacker, the ini-
tial shock of seeing the damaged
building was somewhat traumatiz-
ing, and the process of moving to
an unfamiliar building brought
some to tears. However, Westside
students and staff provided an
"open-arms greeting" for the dis-
placed school, and a cooperative
effort has made the process go
smoothly.
Dr. Hofacker credited the stabili-
ty within the schools as a result of
positive role models found among
teachers and parents. He also says
the students have been in good
hands when they needed extra
help coping with the disaster.
"We were very fortunate to


counties such as Palm Beach have
other resources to gain access to
funds to cover their emergency
needs until federal funding arrives.
This is not the case for Glades and
Hendry Counties who have to wait
for the funding. Congressman
Foley said he is working on legisla-
tion that will require disaster areas
to receive their funds within 90 days
of a natural disaster.
Hendry County suffered a great
number of lost and damaged
homes. The county reported that
634 homes were uninhabitable
and that promised temporary
FEMA homes did not happen.
Congressman Foley said he is
working ona plan that would elim-
inate the so called FEMA villages
where people are given a tempo-
rary trailer and then asked to leave
them in six months.
"There is a better way to provide
better, safer housing," said Con-
gressman Foley. "Instead of spend-
ing money on these trailers that are
neither safe or permanent, we


expected to be finished by July
2006.
Among the tasks scheduled to
begin on Jan. 3 are site surveys, an
aquifer performance test of the cur-
rently completed wells, and com-
pletion of the final drafts of design
plans for the plant facility. A prelimi-
nary schedule of the project indi-
cates actual plant facility construc-
tion slated to last 390 days, and
completion is expected by July 2,
2007.
The cost of the plant has been
funded by a dedicated effort to
secure grants.and appropriations
that cumulatively totals $6.3 million
in grants and $8 million in loan
funds secured by municipal bonds
primarily from banks in Clewiston.
The funding package includes:
$2 million from a federal Economic
Development Administration
grant; $2.57 million from a USDA
grant; $1.73 million from a South
Florida Water Management grant;
and $8 million from a loan, also by
the USDA.


have a reliable, experienced staff
on hand during the first weeks after
the storm. One staff member,
Rhonda McLymont, was a great
asset during everything she was
an employee in Dade County when
Andrew hit, and she helped do
some of the same things there that
she's doing now, and she's been
greatly beneficial," said Dr..Hofack-
er.
Dr. Hofacker emphasized that
parents should be wary of emo-
tional changes in their children's
behaviors, but that sbme changes
are normal following a disaster.
The schools used a "don't rush
business as .usual" approach to
carefully getting back to daily rou-
tines, and Dr. Hofacker said parents
might wait to follow the same phi-
losophy.
"Even while things may appear


could be spending the same
money on pre-cast homes that are
not only much safer, but will pro-
vide people with permanent
homes rather than putting them in
a trailer and kicking them out in a
few months."
Ms. Kennington-Korf asked
Congressman Foley that if he
should sell that idea to Washington,
Hendry County would love to act as
a model county for the program.
The county was also less than
pleased at the lack of detailed infor-
mation that FEMA was willing to
provide on victims. While the so-
called FEMA shield is in place to
protect the privacy of citizens, it is a
hindrance to local municipalities
who are trying to determine who
needs immediate help.
Congressman Foley agreed that
the current system needs to be
looked at, but had stated, earlier
that the learning process is ongoing
for these types of disasters, but
given the current weather trend,
"We need to get it right."


The water plant facility plans
have been prepared by Camp
Dresser and McKee (CDM) Engi-
neering Inc., an engineering firm
from West Palm Beach.
The plans describe a raw water
transmission system that includes
four submersible turbine well
pumps to be used to pump water
treatment. The treatment function
will be accomplished using a three-
million gallon per day low pressure
reverse osmosis water treatment
plant, including a membrane
process building and three units
designed to direct the reverse
osmosis process.
The plant will also need a deep
injection concentrate disposal well,
and transmission pipelines.
The. deadline of the bidding
process was extended by the city
from Nov. 16 to Dec. 14. The
announcement of the bid winners
will likely be made before the end
oftheyear.


normal, there have been some
instances of children getting tearful,
or appearing preoccupied, and
those instances were 'situations of
concern," he said. "It is important
to create a delicate balance of sen-
sitivity and structure in order to
make sure none of the students get
left feeling isolated after the storm,"
said Dr. Hofacker.
The behavior management spe-
cialist is an extension of the student
education services headed by Jeff
Caulkins, who has lauded his
staff's efforts following the storm.
"Paul and the rest of the staff
have done a great job making sure
recovery happens smoothly," said
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areas around the state. They
brought themselves, food to share
in the Thanksgiving feast, and dia-
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Ft. Myers chapter of the Red Cross
also came with a 20-pound roasted
turkey, ham for 300, and side dish-
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Numbers coming to the dinner
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the Clewiston shelter had to be
shut down the evening before the
big meal. A number of residents at
the shelter were transported to
West Palm Beach, a number just
disappeared into the community.
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feeding about 153 at the church,
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what was not eaten and took them
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employment was not made clear.
The source also suggested that
the woman had been in Clewiston
to look for property with a potential
interest in buying real estate.
However, it is now unclear as to
her real intentions and what she
may have possibly told friends and


the volunteers returned and pre-
pared more.
Brought to the Thanksgiving
feast were 17 turkeys, five of which
were over 20 pounds, two spiral
cut hams and over 300 ham slices,
37 pumpkin pies, 14 plus.apple
pies, five sheet cakes, multiple
cookies and other desserts, mass
quantities of mashed potatoes,
sweet potato casseroles, stuffing;
corn, green beans, fruit, salad, and
candy.
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lot of full stomachs, warm memo-
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belief at Pahokee's loss.


Pahokee's loyal fans show up in force to support their beloved team.


Devils lose state title and taste the agony of defeat


Blue Devils lose to
the Celtics 37 to 30
By Nina G. Wills
MIAMI On one side of the
field at FlU stadium in Miami,
there was celebration, cheers,
and lots of smiles. On the other
side of the field, there was disap-
pointment, heartbreak, and even
some tears. The Class 2B state
title game did not end the way
the Pahokee Blue Devils wanted.
The Devils were the ones left in
disbelief and shock. Yes, the
scoreboard was correct Trinity
Central Catholic 37, Pahokee 30.
The game was over, and the Blue
Devils came up just short in their
bid for a third consecutive Class
2B state title. No questions need-
ed to be asked and no words
could bring comfort. The eyes of
the players told the story: They
came so close to the coveted vic-
tory, but in the end it eluded
them.
The game was a tale of two
halves. Pahokee scored quickly
on their first possession hoping
to set the tempo. Quarterback
Robert "Rah Rah" Love connect-
ed with wide reciever Tanoris
Jones for a first down. Then,
Love hit Jones on a crossing pat-
tern in the middle of the field.
Jones outran ensuing defenders
and scored the first Devils' touch-
down on the 50-yard play. The
PAT by kicker Jose Rodriguez
was good. With 9:03 to go in the
first quarter, the Devils were up
7-0 over the Celtics.
But Pahokee made critical
mistakes in the first half that
would cost them. With great field
position deep in the Celtic territo-
ry, running back Janoris Jenkins
fumbled the ball while fighting
for yards. The Celtics recovered
the ball and marched down the
field. Cornerback Ricky Gary and
linebacker Rudy Robinsdn were
out on a couple of plays with
injuries. They would return later.
With 3:04 to go in the first
quarter, the Celtics kicker
Michael Zacco made a 43-yard
field goal. On Pahokee's next
possession, Love fumbled the
ball while being sacked. Again,
the Celtics recovered the fumble,
this time close to midfield. A
roughing the passer penalty
aided the drive, and the Celtics
had a first and goal from the six-
yard line. Celtic running back
Grant ran straight up the middle
for the first Celtic touchdown.
The Celtics led the Devils 10-7 to
end the first quarter. Pahokee
punted on their next possession.
The Celtics had a short field to
work with and took advantage of
that opportunity. QB John Brant-,
ley threw to his WR Graham for a
36-yard touchdown reception.
The Celtics increased their lead
to 17-7.
Pahokee could never could
quite establish the run game and
relied on Love's arm. On a fourth
and two, the Devils were unable
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to the Celtics. The defense held
their ground forcing a Celtic
punt. With the ball at their own
31-yard line, Love attempted a
hand-off to RB Ricky Gary. The
exchange was mishandled and
the Devils fumbled for the third
time in the first half.
The Devils defense were out
on the field again to stop the
Celtics, but could not. The Celtics
RB Rudell Small powered his
way 19 yds. for another Celtics
touchdown. The Celtics capital-
Sized on three Pahokee turnovers
by scoring 17 points. The Devils
moved the ball down the field
one more time before the half
ended. There were a few
dropped passes by receivers and
penalties called on-the Devils.
Love, though, found one of
his favorite receivers Tamar-
cus Porter for a 28-yard gain.
Porter, fighting to get into the end
zone, lost his helmet before
being tackled by three defenders.
The next plays were disastrous.
With the ball at the seven-yard
line, the Devils were called for a
false start. Then Love overthrew
WR Martavious Odoms. Love
was sacked on the next play all
the way back to the 25-yard line.
With 1:05 to go, the Devils
faced a fourth and goal from the
22-yard line. Love ran on a quar-
terback keeper but was stopped
short. The Celtics went to half-
time with a 24-7 lead over the
Blue Devils. The Blue Devils did
not play with their usual intensity
and fizzicd oncrelthe Celtics took
the lead. Eyen hard-charging LB
Rudy RobiaM'on was contained in
the first half by the Celtics,
The Devils, though, were
determined and fought hard in
the second half. On the first play
frort scrimmage in the second
half, Love threw an interception.
Desmond Young got the pick and
ran it to the Devils 7-yard line. RB
Grant made the one-yard touch-
down run. The PAT attempt was
blocked by defensive lineman
Micanor Regis. The Devils faced a
deficit of 30-7, a feat that seemed
nearly impossible to overcome.
Pahokee finally found their
rhythm on the next possession
and everything started clicking.
Love scrambled to get a first
down. Porter then caught a 51-
yard pass from Love in double
coverage and broke free from
tackles. Porter left the defenders
in the dust and scored the sec-
ond Blue Devils touchdown. The
attempt at the two-point conver-
sion failed.
The Devils were fired up by
this play, and the defense forced
a Celtic punt. On the Devils next
drive, Love threw to Odoms for a
first down. With 6:35 to go, Love
threw a beauty to WR Nikita
White who remarkably stayed in
bounds tiptoeing on the sidelines
for a touchdown. The fake two-,
point conversion did not fool the
Celtics, but the'Devils were rally-
ing back and cut into the Celtics
lead 30-19. With two quick
strikes, the Devils sidelinesgot a
new life. Pahokee's faithful fans


were electrified as well.
After punts by both teams,
the Devils started at their own
seven-yard line. Odoms caught
the ball and made a spin move to
the outside gaining extra yards.
Love then stepped up into the
pocket and delivered a 71-yard
touchdown pass to Odoms. The
two-point conversion caught by
Tamarcus Porter was good. The
third quarter was completely
dominated by the Blue Devils.
The Devils showed their strength
as a team and were poised to
make a miraculous comeback
led by Sr. QB Robert Love.
The Devils defense pinned
their ears back and started going
after the Celtic quarterback. LB
Vincent Cheves had two sacks.
The Devils next' drive moved
quickly with scrambles by Love,
runs by Gary, and catches by
Odoms and Porter. Porter had a
gain of 27 yards. With 8:14 to go
in the final quarter, the ball was
at the Celtic 15-yard line and
Pahokee faced a fourth and two.
Jenkins ran to the nine-yard
line giving the Devils a first and
goal. The Devils were called for a
holding penalty and a false start
penalty. Every time the ball was
moved closer to the end zone,
the Devils made mental errors
that brought the ball further
back. Looking at another fourth
down, the Devils decided to kick
the field goal. Jose Rodriguez
made the 24-yard field goal and
tied the ball game in,the middle
of the fourth quarter.
The Celtics, though, had one
more scoring drive left in them.
On a third and 13, the QB hit his
receiver for a gain of 23 yards.
On the next play, RB Rudell
Small rushed 64 yards'right up
the middle. A couple of Devil
defenders had a hand on Small
but missed the tackle. Small
scored a touchdown breaking
the tie and putting the Celtics
into the lead. This play quieted
the crowd and the Devils side-
line.
Pahokee still had a chance to
come, back and tie the game
again. Jones made a first down
catch. Love then hit Porter for a
20-yard pickup after a holding
penalty was called on the Devils.
On a fourth and five with the ball
at the 35-yard line, the Devils
committed another false start
penalty. Love stood in the back-
field to punt, but pulled the ball
back and threw to the right side-
line. The pass was incomplete.
The Devils defense did force a
Celtic punt. With 16 seconds left
in ,the game leaving Pahokee
with one last shot to win the
game. Love threw to Porter in
the middle. Porter then tossed
the ball to Odoms who raced
down the sidelines hoping to get
into the end zone. Odoms was
pushed out of bounds at the
Celtic 27-yard line. With two sec-
onds to go and a season of
hopes and dreams on the line,
the game came down to one
play.
It was one play that Love and


the Devils wished to get back,
because Love never had a
chance to throw the ball to one
of his talented receivers. The
snap from the center came too
early and Love pounced on the
ball as time expired.
The Devils showed the heart
of a true champion coming back
from a 30-7 deficit. But the mis-
takes that have been happening
in previous games penalties
and fumbles actually counted
and hurt the Devils in this game. It
was a day of bitter disappoint-
ment. The Devils broke a FHSAA
finals record with a total of 581
yards on offense. QB Robert Love
set a new record with 502 passing
yards, but that didn't help ease
the pain or the taste of defeat.
Records do not seem to mat-
ter when your team is not cele-
brating a victory. Love said, "We
didn't come down here to break
records, we came to break a
record by winning three state
championships for our school."
Spoken by a true football player.
Coach Foster said, "Right
now, I have to go console my.
boys. These boys left everything
on the field."
Coach Foster headed to the
sidelines where he was faced
with the task of getting his play-
ers to pick up the pieces after an
agonizing loss. He shook his
head and said quietly, "We
thought we had it."
That is what everyone
thought and believed. That is
what makes this defeat sting
even more. The Blue Devils fin-
ished the season 10-2 as the state
runners-up in Class 2B. Danielle
Foster, head coach Leroy Foster's
wife, told the players, "You are all
still Pahokee's champions. We
still love you the same."


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loyal Pahokee fans. Although it an amazing season. Their young
was not the ending they had talent will be exciting to watch
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Thursday, December 8, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 13


Raiders fall to Booker in semifinals


Submitted to INI/Sa.ndi Smith
Tiger wrestling head coach Jess. Alford discussed strategy
with Tiger wrestler Kris Smith during-his medal run at the
Sebastian Invitational.


Kris Smith (second from left) wrestled his way into the top
four at the Sebastian Invitational, a 16-team tournament.


Tigers open mat


season in Sebastian


By Mark Young
SEBASTIAN RIVER The
Clewiston High School wrestling
season is underway and the mat
squad began the 2006-2006 sea-
son in a 16-team tournament host-
ed by the Sebastian River Sharks
Dec. 3.
Junior mat warrior Kris Smith
was the highest finishing Tiger and
finished the marathon tournament
with a silver medal after dispatch-
ing every opponent he faced until
the gold medal match. Smith went
the distance, but fell by a score of
8-3 to Eau Gallie's Joe Acquafred-
da, who is a senior returning as a
state qualifier from year ago.
There were more than a dozen
returning state qualifiers in the
140-pound division, one of the
most competitive weight divisions
in wrestling. The tournament fea-


tured schools ranging in class from
3A to 5A, so Smith's silver medal is
a strong statement that this young
Tiger may be making a lot of noise
this season.
Smith is off to an early start this
season with a 5-1 record is expect-
ed to be a state contender this year
after placing in districts and being
the regional runner-up champion
in his sophomore season.
He's been active during the off-
season as well, competing in sev-
eral prestigious tournaments and
has one goal this year becom-
ing a state champion.
Nine other Tigers competed in
the tournament and will return to
competition this weekend as they
travel to Pinellas Park, The Tigers
are unusually young this year, but
expectations are that this young
team will be highly competitive as
the season progresses.


By Mark Young
MIAMI Glades Central had to
taste the bitterness of defeat for the
first time this season as the Raiders
dropped a Class 3A state champi-
onship semifinal playoff game to
Booker Dec. 2.
The Raiders found themselves
in a unique position as the first
quarter expired with the Raiders
facing a 17-0 deficit. The first quar-
ter was dominated by Booker with
the Raiders giving up a 25-yard
scoring scamper only to see the
Booker defense step up and return
a 21-yard fumble for the second
score of the quarter.
Booker added a field goal late in
the quarter to take a 17-0 lead over
the stunned Raiders. The Raider
defense settled into their groove as
the second quarter began and the
reputable Raider defense kept
Booker from the end zone for the
remainder of the first half.
Glades Central's powerful
offense had a tough time against a
stubborn defense, but did manage


Crist to


ask for


a review

TALLAHASSEE After the
Florida Supreme Court decided to
not review whether photographs
and videotapes of the Carlie Brucia
crime scene should be kept private
- and lifted a provisional stay -
Attorney General Charlie Crist
announced that he will ask the
United States Supreme Court for a
further stay.
The Attorney General.will seek a
stay in Washingtoh from Justice
Anthony Kennedy, the Justice
whose jurisdiction includes Florida.
and the llth U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals. On behalf of the state,
Crist will also ask the United States
Supreme Court, to hear arguments
on an issue that last week was
legally defined as "a question of
Certified Great Public Importance."
The question .centers on the
rights of the media to view crime
scene photographs and tapes ver-
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keepthe photos private as provided
through the Florida Constitution. In
seeking the stay in Florida courts
last week, Crist said that "even in
death, Carlie Brucia has a right to
have her privacy protected."


to find the end zone when Aston
Samuels found pay dirt from 13

yards out. The point after attempt
was unsuccessful, but the Raiders
had finally answered in cutting the
Booker advantage to 17-6 at the
break.
The Raider defense stepped up
again to keep Booker out of the end
zone through the third quarter,
leaving Glades Central's offense the
opportunity to continue cutting
into the Booker advantage. Cut
they would, as Bryan Mann con-
nected with Denote Thompson
from 45 yards out for a crucial
Raider touchdown. Samuels
plunged in for the two-point con-
version and the Raiders found
themselves within three points of
Booker as the score stood at 17-14
with one quarter left to play.
Booker finally adjusted to the
stiffening Raider defense and put
together a scoring drive that ended
with a 32-yard run to glory to put


Booker up 24-14.
On the ensuing kickoff, Thomp-
son broke free from an array of
would-be tacklers to scamper 95
yards for a Raider touchdown and
game was back to a three-point
advantage with Booker clinging to
a 24-21 lead. Unfortunately for the
Raiders, that would be the final
score as time ticked away on any
hopes of state championship glory
for,the Raiders this year.
The Raiders were actually plus
two in turnovers, with Glades Cen-
tral and Booker each giving up two
fumbles. The Raider secondary
picked off the Booker quarterback
three times to one Raider intercep-
tion, but Booker was able to capi-
talize on the Raider miscues to seal
the victory.
Mann was 5-of-17 on the day
with the one pick and threw for 116
yards. Booker only managed three.
completions for 73 yards and was
picked off three times by the Raider


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ground game were Booker ran for
321 yards 44 total carries while the
Raiders mustered 162 yards on 34
carries.
Samuels had a stellar outing
against a good defense and rushed
for 128 yards on 22 carries. Thomp- -
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yards, Samuels had one reception
for 16 yards and Tarus McKinley had
a catch that was good for 22 yards.
The dominating efforts of the
Raiders this season will go for
naught this year, but the Raiders did
re-establish themselves as one of
the premier high school football
programs in the state and will look
to renew their state championship
quest next year.
Booker will advance to.the state
championship. game against St.
Augustine who defeated North
Marion 20-19 in their semifinal
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From left, back row, Martin Crawford, Brittany Bacallao and
from left, front row, Melanie Allen, Casey Crawford, Daniel
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Issabella Allen poses with Brian Brantly, state soccer shoot
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Soccer shooters


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CLEWISTON Six Clewiston
residents and their families made
the long trip to Umatilla for the
Elks State Soccer Shoot Champi-
onships held Nov. 19 at the Elks
Youth Camp.
All of the kickers returned with
trophies for their efforts.
Issabella Allen placed first in
the girls Under-8 division. She is a
student at Westside Elementary
School. Her sister, Melanie Allen,
placed third in the Under-10 girls
division. Another Westside stu-
dent, Casey Crawford, won the'
second place trophy in the boys
Under-12 division. His division
had representatives from all four
regions.


Daniel Jansen, who attends
Glades Day School, placed sec-
ond in the boys Under-8 division.
Brittany Bacallao, a seventh
grader at Clewiston Middle
school, was the under-14 girls
champion. She kicked seven,
three-point goals as part of her
total. Martin Crawford placed sec-
ond in the boys Under-14 division.
His last two kicks each scored five
points, the top area on the goal.
Clewiston had more represen-
tatives at the event than any other
lodge in Florida. Special thanks go
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effort and to the local AYSO pro-
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* REDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and includes barns,
ponds and much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits on
5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addition with it's
own entrance and much more. The property has a pond with
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 features a new well and roof. Property is also fenced
with a shed and pond.
* $275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages
galore.
* $115,000 2BD/IBA mobile home on.2.5+/- acres ia
Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country living year round or as a
weekendgeutaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New 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. The home features a split floor plan, garden tub in mas-
ter bathroom and a storage 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 Hwy 27 frontage. Currency Auto Salvage yard.
$1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock
property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600. 51+/-acres, seduded, lotsoftrees,frontson
two roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a
kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean 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 SR80.
S$349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the property,.


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$ 272,000 10+/- acres with 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 left in this quiet neighborhood.
* $145,000 4.70+/- acres. The perfect place for your dream
ranch. The property is secluded, yet dose to town,
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a sin-
gle wide mobile home included with the property The mobile
home is to be sold "as is."
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S$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 Montura.
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 corer.lot in Montura.
S$55,000 -1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart
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* $49,200 125+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
HOMESITE5:
* $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on culde-sac, dose to
schools and recreation.
S$65,900. .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an established neigh-
borhood.
* $60,000 .25+/- acre. Nice secluded lot oi 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!
*$55,00U."MlcgONTRlIt
$55,000 .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
road in Montura.
* $54,900 .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
S$54,000- .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 oak filled 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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Westminster Golf Community. $2,000/M. NO PETSI 1.14 ACRES WITHIN LABELLE CITY LIMITS. Property
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IoRS Asking $375,000.
NEW LISTING! 3Bedroom/2Bath 1 car garage in Port Ask 7
LaBelle. Tile through out house, updated appliances andil aIna0 on AEe .
new kitchen cabinets. Asking $185,000. IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101 Acres +/- with
GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER HOME. wood frame house. Being sold'As Is"Call for more details.
lBedroom/lBath, 1 car garage in Country Village. Asking 2.5 ACRES in Pioneer Plantation, $79,000.
$92,500. ITS FOR SA.
OFF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD. 3Bedroon/iBath 2 LOTS in Moore Haven. $50,000 each.
CBS home with carport. New Upgrades! Priced at $119,900. LOT IN Lake Placid. $29,000.
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES 3Bedroonv2Bath, 2 car BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake Placid. Asking
garage built in 2001 and in excellent condition. Home over $55,000.
1-I ,, ..t +. "' ..1,. 1 BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old blk building
out enough for peace ani quiet. Asking $230,000. sold As Is" Asking $40,000.
IN PORT LABELLE. T-his 3Bedrooni/2at;l/l Car garage ____ I N PORT _
home sits on a beautifully landscaped .25 acre lot under the tS in POSe taalArE
prestigious oaks of LaBelle. Home is well maintained with LOT IN UNIT 7. Asking $47,000.
updated appliances and a nei .....I i... ~, LOT IN UNIT 7. Asking $45,000.
3BED/2BATH 2 car garge I i. ... .... 1.... 2 LOTS on Sandelwood. Asking $42,000 each.
Creek approx, 2 lots from mouth of river. Being sold "as is". KENT CT. near middle school. Asking $52,000.
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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 .. ,,h...:,, 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 4BR/2BA pool home delivers! You'll love
coming home and relaxing in the pool during
the hot summer-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 oth-
ers! Don't buy until you've'examined this beau-


tiful 3/2 split-floor plan home. Retire regally in
the master suite featuring his and her closets,
his an qic Ral iet R'gja prate
tub w/shower. Relax andsip 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 spa-
cious family room, screened porch and lots
more. Asking price is only $195,000.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
home i' n at utire
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Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls, and spa-
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about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
3BR/2B MH on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be
sure to check out the huge horse barn and
workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
shop. Lower your blood pressure! $199,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured-home oi' 2.29+/-
acres, (IJgE1lk PgqftBWA i' The
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S:. :'. h style home on 9.5 acres. This
hl,. I kitures built in double oven, range
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cious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate
3BR/2B mobile home on .40+/- acre of land.
BonINIaFRReGlRi$RAIITes and
fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only
$59,900.

* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
ment 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 off Jacks 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 seclud-
ed 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 Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.

* 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 fur-
ther. 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
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner 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
family to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900
each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. ,-,4,900 each.
* Unit 8 lot in Port LaBelle $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
Outside LaBelle limits but only minutes from
town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
Acreage close to LaBelle. $46,900.
* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially
cleared and ready for your dream home. This
property has a well, septic, electric and an older
mobile home for rental income. Praved at only
$40,000 per acre.

* 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 com-
mercial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home
for rental itieome could multiply your invest-
ment! 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 rezon-
ing to Business. $119,900.


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863-675-1973
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MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the rapidly growing area
of Muse! Ideal for investment!
S59,000


Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


MUSE


4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a manageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. $79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.83G.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
863.73..0141


LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on a manicured
lot close to everything! $95900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066


LABELLE
4BR/1B mobile home in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $105,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510


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! S124.9010
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726


MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


PORT LABELLE
2BR/IB home, with charm to
spare, located on a private lot in
Country Village. $130,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191


MUSE


2BR/2B mobile home located
on 1 +/- beautiful acre in Muse!
$154,000
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
corner lot.. $178,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


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Brand spanking new 3BR/2B
CBS home on a loI \1\ lot close
to schools & parks! $184,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


FLAGHOLE


3BR/2B home, in need of con-


siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre corer lot! S199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350


LABELLE
Cute-as-a-buttom 2BR/1B log
cabin on 2 +/- acres just outside
our town. S199,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191


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


LABELLE
Upgrades around every corner
set this 2BR/2B home, located


in a great neighborhood, apart
from all others. $214,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Fla;ghole. boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
upgrades galore! $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
'extreme makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a loft. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.8386


LABELLE
4BR/2B CBS pool home lo-
cated on an oak-covered & se-
cluded 0.40 +/- acre lot, boasts
many upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600


PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's main thor-
oughfare! $255,000
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673.9119


LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
'1


acres just outstae of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239N340.6726


$30,000o 5 00,000


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, 2 stocked
ponds & fencing. $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


FLAGHOLE


4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386


L:ABELLE
Two story 3BR/2B home, lo-
cated on 4.6 +/- acres just out-
side of LaBelle. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191


PIONEER PLANTATION
2BR/2B turnkey.home sparkles
and is located on 6.25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C.
roof, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


ORTONA


2BR/1B doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
& practically new. Located in
Ortona on the river. $425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600


OKI UNA


3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4500


IOveB $50,0


LABELLE
2BR/1B mobile home located
on 20 +/- acres in a booming
area of Hendry Co.! Great in-
vestment opportunity $500S000
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/D. $750,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191


LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres in
a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600


LABELLE


2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
on 1 + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lift. Beauty abounds inside &
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Spread the holiday cheer with the colors of Ivy


Beyond colorful Poinsettias
and aromatic Christmas trees,
many other seasonal plants are
now available to brighten our
Homes.
Since one of my favorite
Christmas carols is "The Holly
: and the Ivy", and because many
holiday planters contain ivy, it is
Sthe subject of this week's col-
Sumn. There are several species of
plants that are called ivy. English
*i ivy is a staple of northern land-
scapes, but soils and heat limit its
use in Florida Yards. The look and
feel of its flowing green foliage
works well inside the home.
Another ivy for greater success
in local landscapes is Algerian Ivy,
a commonly used houseplant. If
your holiday plans call for topiar-
ies, baskets or walls or beds of a
mat of foliage, consider using
Creeping Fig. However, ivies can
become invasive, and should be
"let out of the pot" and into the
yard only with caution.


There are over 480 named cul-
tivars of Hedera (Ivy) grown com-
mercially. Interest in ivy has
improved with many new colors
- from all shades of green,
white, yellow and gold. Some ivy
leaves are so delicately cut they
resemble the print a bird's foot
makes in the sand, while others
are curly or fan shaped. They are
used in hanging baskets, mixed
containers, for topiary, or are
grown as groundcovers, garden
specimens, and some as shrubs..
As a house plant, ivy needs
four or more hours a day of direct
sunlight, but can grow fairly well
if given indirect light. Keep the
soil evenly moist and supplied
with an all purpose fertilizer, half
strength, once a month during
periods of active growth. Con-
tainer grown ivy prefers to be
kept on the cool side, a challenge
for us in Florida, so like your
Poinsettia consider putting it
out at night to approach the ideal


night temperatures of 50 to 55
degrees.
After the holiday decorations
are removed from ivy dish gar-
dens, they can be enjoyed for
their own natural beauty. As they
become overcrowded, plants
may be repotted. To make ivy
runners more full, pinch off the
stem tips. Common pests are
mites, mealybugs ard leaf spot.
Be cautious about using pesti-
cides with ivies, as some will
show sensitivity to these chemi-
cals.
English Ivy does well in con-
tainer culture, and with hundreds
of different kinds available, these
are the ones found in holiday
planters. As the plant becomes
older, mature leaves develop with
'fewer lobes. The mature growth
is difficult to root as a cutting.
In northern areas, English Ivy
is used as a ground cover or
allowed to climb walls on Ivy
League schools and private


homes alike. It is a problematic
weed in some cases, and has
been difficult to manage once
escaped. In our local landscapes
it will not be a problem because it
doesn't like our salt air, sweet
soil, wet feet or high heat. If you
find the right spot for English Ivy,
be careful not to step into the bed
after it is established. Raking the
leaves or cleaning debris can also
damage ivy beds if necessary
to clean leaves in the bed, use a
leaf blower.
Algerian Ivy is also called
Canary Island or Madeira Ivy, and
is another component of holiday
planters. Algerian ivy will do well,
indoors or out. It grows best in
moist, highly organic soil in full
sun to deep shade. There are also
many new hybrid varieties of
Algerian ivy available today, rang-
ing from simple variegation to
creamy white leaves. The cultivar
'Variegata' has leaves with
cream-colored margins flecked


with green, and grey-green or
blue-green mid-sections; 'Canary
Cream' has green leaves with
cream-colored margins. Algerian
Ivy leaves may get to be six to
eight inches across.
If you release Algerian Ivy into
your Florida Yard, you will find it
a slightly better plant for the local
landscape than English Ivy
because of increased heat toler-
ance. But it still has limited adapt-
ability under local conditions. It
could be a good groundcover in a
shady location with bold leaves
quickly providing a mat of
foliage. Like its English cousin,
the aerial roots will guide the
plant up tree trunks, walls, or trel-
lises, and it is grown from young
cuttings.
Creeping Fig is found in a few
potted plants that are making use
of a more tropical answer to the
temperate ivies. This plant is used
in topiaries or hanging baskets,
as well as in the landscape. Culti-


vars include: 'Minima', with slen-
der, small leaves; 'Quercifolia',
tiny lobed leaves, somewhat like
miniature oak leaves; and 'Varie-
gata', with have creamy white
foliage markings.
Be forewarned this is a mem-
ber of the Ficus family, with
issues about invasive growth.
When grown in full sun, leaves
often take on a yellowish cast. If
kept in bounds, creeping fig can
produce a dense, rapid growth of
small, dark green, overlapping
leaves on slender stems.
On walls, Creeping Fig lends a
lacy pattern in its early stages of
growth. It needs no support to
adhere to a wall. As twigs reach
about 2-years-old, larger mature
leaves develop on moderately
thick, hairy stems. It may also
produce inedible fruit that look
like chicken eggs. This Ficus can
make a low, dense ground cover
only one or two inches high.


After the storm don't get stung


Extension agents in southern
Florida are getting accustomed
to providing hurricane recovery
information. Unfortunately, it's
not a new topic. But a new
unexpected chapter to storm
recovery is appearing in our
area: We have had many folks
ask us in the past few weeks:
"What's going on with all the
bees and wasps flying around?"
The calls center around two
of our common stinging insects,
yellow jackets and hones bees.
While I wrote a story abqlyel-
low jackets two years ago, some
updated facts about these pests
are now in order. Today's col-
umn will review stinging wasps
and bees, and suggest what can
be done when they become a
nuisance in Florida Yards.
When our office gets
requests for help with these
stingers, one of the first ques-
tions we tackle is which insect
are we are dealing with. It is
pretty easy to distinguish
between honeybees and yellow
jackets by their appearance, but
few people want- to get that
close to really figure it out. Their
behavior is another way to make
some good guesses as to which
insect is in the,area.
There are distinct differences
in color: Yellow jacket wasps
are, well, yellow, with white and
black their back abdomen
Shas alternating stripes that go all
the way around their body. Hon-
eybees are basically golden
brown and black in color.
The way these insects fly
around is a clue to their identity.
Bees are found around flowers,
looking for nectar. Yellow jack-
ets are looking for caterpillars
and other insects to prey on, but
in the fall are often seen hover-
ing around food, trashcans and
dumpsters. Yellow jacket food
preferences change from diets
of insects to sugar when they
begin to store carbohydrate food
for the winter.
With the storms, normal
wasp food sources were disrupt-
ed. And remember that after


Wilma, a cold front arrived to
encourage this change in food
preference. No wonder we have
had many calls about yellow
jackets from restaurants, event
coordinators and schools alike.
The best defense is to cover
trash cans, double bag contain-
ers of garbage that contain food
wastes, and wash out those
waste receptacles to !remove
sugary food sources.
Honeybees are considered to
be beneficial insects because
the pollination services they pro-
vide bring us many different
food products. They are also a
source of honey and beeswax.
Commercial beekeepers "train"
bees to live in hives, however,
they can sometimes escape and
take up housekeeping in
unwanted places. There are also
colonies of wild bees that can
also move from hollowed out
trees or hanging in swarms into
openings in houses.
Honeybees and wasps taking
up residence in and around
homes are a problem and can
be a serious problem if people
have allergic sensitivity to bee
stings. For these people, stings
can be a life or death matter. A
trip to the hospital will be neces-
sary for those allergic to bee
stings.
In other cases, stinging bees
may only be a serious nuisance.
Qne of our local callers needed a
FEMA blue roof applied after
Wilma, but when the-contrac-
tors arrived, they backed off
because a honeybee colony was
living in the roof cornice that
needed to be covered. That's
where our office came into the
picture.
Traditionally, insect problems
are "solved" by spraying pesti-
cides. However, it is sometimes
a challenge to find a pest control
operator willing to spray sting-
ing insects. In the case of honey-
bees, another option exists -
some local beekeepers may be
willing and able to "extract" a
swarm and use the combs to
strengthen their own commer-


cial hives. Our office maintains a
list of the licensed beekeepers in
the area that may be willing to
assist if honeybees are a prob-
lem.
Beekeepers are important
agricultural producers, and
there is a wealth of information
available on how to take up
apiculturee". Recent challenges
to beekeepers include parasites
of honeybees, the arrival of
aggressive Africanized honey-
bees, challenges with prices due
to cheap imports, and urbaniza-
tion that makes some bee hives
an attractive nuisance. Despite
these challenges, beekeepers
are valuable agricultural produc-
ers and our office can help
you learn how to be a beekeeper
if you would like to explore this
dynamic enterprise.
Yellow jacket removal is a bit
more challenging. There are a
few companies now interested
in removing yellow jackets.
What they are looking for are the
nests, which can provide lots of
wasp venom that is used to
make desensitization shots.
If relocation of bee colonies
and removal of wasp nests can't
be done, a competent pest con-
trol company should be used.
Licensed pest control businesses
have access to more kinds of
pesticides and equipment, plus
the training to safely use them.
Call us if you need a bulletin
with the latest UF pesticide rec-
ommendations for wasp and
bee control. And BEE safe -
don't get stung.


Permits to kill pacific sea turtles?


SAN DIEGO The Pacific
Fisheries Management Council
will vote preliminarily on an appli-
cation by the Vermont based Fed-
eration of Independent Seafood
Harvesters to allow drift gillnets,
also known as "curtains of
death," to be used again in a vast
protected area along the Califor-
nia and Oregon coastline. Envi-
ronmentalists from numerous
organizations are opposing the
exempted fishing permit because
it threatens to injure and kill large
numbers of sea turtles, marine
mammals and non-target fish.
"These drift gillnets have been
called 'curtains of death'," said
Robert Ovetz, PhD, Save the
Leatherback Campaign Coordi-
nator of the Sea Turtle Restoration
Project, "because they kill every-
thing that they catch."
The United Nations banned
driftnets on the high seas in 1991
and the U.S. has followed with
recent closures to large areas in
U.S. waters including the time
and area closures along the Pacif-
ic. Since 2001, areas north of
Point Conception to an intersect
with the Oregon coast has been
closed to drift gillnet fishing from
Aug. 15 through Nov. 15 in order
to protect endangered
leatherback aid loggerhead sea
turtles. This fishery, Which targets
swordfish with drift gillnet gear,
has had no recorded takes of
leatherback sea turtles during the
past three years,
"For a fishery that wreaks such
serious havoc on marine life
including mammals, Seabirds,


and endangered sea turtles, the
question ought not be about
opening an area," said Jim Ayers,
vice president and director of the
Pacific for Oceana. "Instead we
should be asking if and how we
should continue this fishery.
Somebody is asking the wrong
question."
Since 2002 alone, 64 dolphins,
whales, seals and sea lions have
been killed by the drift gillnet fish-
ery. Additionall4.seabirds includ-
ing Northerri" fulmars and
Cassin's auklet have been injured
or killed.
, The proposed exemption
would allow as many as two
thirds of the remaining 36 vessels
in the drift gillnet fishery into the
dosed areas.
Earlier this year, 1,007 scien-
tists from 97 countries and 281
non-governmental organizations
from 62 countries delivered a let-
ter to the United Nations urging it
to implement a moratorium on
harmful industrial fisheries
including drift gillnets.
The scientists wrote, "The
Pacific leatherback sea turtle is at
the top of the list of species being
driven to the brink of extinction
by increased efforts of global
industrial fishing. The Pacific
leatherback turtle's nesting popu-
lation has plummeted from
91,000 in 1980 to fewer than
5,000 in 2002. Recent studies
warn that unless immediate and
significant steps are taken, the
world's largest and most wide-
ranging sea turtle will soon
become extinct. Leatherbacks


have swum the Earth's oceans for
over 100-million years and are
part of a complex web of life that
is'rapidly unraveling. If we allow
the leatherback to vanish from
the oceans, we alter the balance
that exists amongst predators and
prey and risk the future of a host
of other marine species. Leading
sea turtle biologists and ocean
experts recognize that pelagic
longline and gillnet fishing pose
the principal immediate threats to
Pacific leatherback turtles at sea."
The Pacific Fishery Manage-
ment Council will consider re-
opening an area to the drift gillnet
fishery in a discussion of Highly
Migratory Species Management.
The final vote on the application
will take place at the March 2006
meeting of the Council.

Resources
A copy of the two joint let-
ters from environmental organi-
zations opposing the exempted
permit are available upon
request.
For a copy of the complete
scientist and NGO letters to the
UN go to: httpj//ww.seaturtles.org/
press release2.cfm?pressID=261
For information about the
Pacific Fisheries Management
Council meeting go to:
http://www.pcouncil.org/bb/200
5/bb 1l05.html.
For a review copy of the Sea
Turtle Restoration Project's new
documentary film Last Journey
for the Leatherback? Contact
Robert Ovetz, PhD.


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Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
published, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To help
us provide lake-area coverage,
request a sports information sheet
or please send game stats to
myoung@newszap.com.
Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
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.
Boys Basketball:
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. 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-
land.
Girls Soccer:
Dec. 9: Estero, Away, 6 p.m.
Dec. 12: Riverdale, Away, 6 p.m.
Dec. 13: Glades Central, Home,
4p.m.
TEA: 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
Boys Basketball:
Dec. 9: R.J. Hendley Christian,


Sports in Brief


Youth basketball league
BIG CYPRESS The Big Cypress
recreation youth basketball league
is currently holding registrations.
The season kicks off Dec. 3 and is
open to all boys and girls beginning
at age five and ending at age 16.
Games will be played in the Clewis-
ton High School and Middle School
gyms. There is a $25 registration fee
and uniforms will be provided. For
more information, call coach Eddie
Redd at (863) 228-0656 or (863)
983-9659. Big Cypress Seminole
Tribe Recreation is the sponsor.
Cheer and Dance
sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interested
in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Uni-
verse All-Stars would like to wel-
come you to come and sign-up. We
are located on Jaycee/LyonsBlvd. in
LaBelle. We have team spots open


from ages three and up. There are a
few spots left on our 6th grade and
under team. We encourage any
child with a good attitude and deter-
mination to come on over and
check us out. If you have any ques-
tions you can contact Tammy
Watkins at (863) 673-1197.
Fishing tournament
CLEWISTON The BASS
Busters and Renegades Team Tour-
nament Trails are co-Hosting the
16th annual Toys 4 Tots bass fishing
tournament on Saturday Dec. 10, in
Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee.
The tournament will be held from
safelight (about 6:15 a.m.) to 3 p.m.
The weigh-in will be held at Roland
& Maryann Martin's Marina. The
Entry Fee for the tournament is $50,
plus two unwrapped toys of any
type. There will be cash prizes and
trophies for the winners. For details,
please contact Chris Fickey at (941)
232-9539. Entries will be accepted
until the tournament starts Saturday


morning, JUST DO NOT FORGET
YOUR TOYS!
This will be an exciting event
and we hope to have over 100 boats
in the tournament. Even if you do
not fish come on out and donate
some toys for the children of Clewis-
ton and watch the weigh. Toys may
be dropped off anytime at any of the
Marinas in Clewiston (Roland &
Maryann Martin's Marina, Scott
Martin's Anglers Marina or Jolly
Rogers Marina). Just make sure to
drop some toys by this week.
The Renegades Team Trail will
also be holding their regular
monthly tournament in Clewiston
on Sunday Dec. 11, from safelight
to 3 p.m. Entry Fee is $80 and the
contact is Fred Shuey.
Registrations for
Baseball and Softball
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will be
holding registration for the upcom-


ing season at Clewiston Middle
School cafeteria on Dec. 1 and
Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups on
Thursday nights will be from 7-9
p.m. and Saturday sign ups will be
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a copy of
your child's birth certificate. Cost of
registration is $55 per child (second
child s $50 registration). Registra-
tion after these dates will result in a
late registration fee.
Coast Guard makes
house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come
to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed
on. your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, informa-
tive and confidential boat inspec-
tion. Avessel safety check decal will
be placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


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 Newman,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity 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, 7 p.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, 7p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away,
7p.m.
SJan. 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, 7:4.
p.m.
Girls Basketball:
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,
6p.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, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
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Eva Mae Whidden Williams: Pioneer


This account continues the
Williams family history, which Mrs.
Eva Mae Williams has generously
offered to share with our readers.
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included and value the confidence.
S There are many small details of
eveiydaylifeinthesestories.
Account edited by MaryAnn
Morris
We were still living in Spring Val-
ley when I met Zibe Williams.
Spring Valley was on Highway 66
between Zolfo and Highway 27.
SWe had gone to a revival in
Crewsville, Old Uncle Sam Dur-
rance was preaching and Zibe had
just come from Central America.
He was taking a vacation from
his job down there with the Ameri-
can Fruit Company in Honduras.
He had grown up in Crewsville. I
remember he had a goatee. He
came over to me after the service
was out and asked if he could walk
me to the car. When we got there,
mom was already there in the front
seat. Mama laughed that night after
we left the church about Zibe's
S goatee teasing me. She said it
looked like he had swallowed a
mule, all but the tail! After that we
just started going together. He
would come to the house and
mama would let me go out if
Emory and his girlfriend went too.
After we got married we went


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


to Lakeland and spent the night at
that hotel that's right on the lake,
then we stopped by Uncle John
and Aunt Willie's. After that we
went on down to Miami, came
back up the coast and then to
mama's.
We had a house built in
Crewsville. It was a four-room
house. We got an old bathtub and
ran a pipe from the pump in the
front yard through a hole in the wall
so we could go outside and pump
water into that bathtub, then we'd
heat more water on the stove and
add it in. We didn't have electricity
then. We used kerosene lamps to
see at night. We had chickens and a
garden, but no milk cow. We got a
car later. Someone had a wreck
and Zibe went and bought that old
car for about $25 or $30.
Then we moved on to Brighton.


.. .
Special to.Independent Newspapers of Florida/Florida Memory Project
Zolfo Springs was a pioneer town in the 1930s around the
time that Miss Eva Mae Whidden married Zibe Williams.


The house in Brighton was on the
edge of a hammock and it had two
bedrooms. There weren't any
neighbors, hardly; Jackie Daughtry
was running the post office and
Roy was working for the railroad
and there was Joan, their daughter.
Roy's parents lived right down the
road close to us. There was Ray
Raulerson and Pearl, Flaudy and
Troglin (Troglin was his last name
and they called him that).
One time it was Zibe's birthday
and he was bragging that nobody
could pull anything over on him


like a party. So we got it all fixed up
and we were sitting there and these
cars started coming up the road. He
jumped up it scared him 'cause
he thought something had hap-
pened. We were laughing and then
it dawned on him that it was a sur-
prise party!
There were only about half a
dozen or so families and the only
recreation was getting together like
that. There was that old swimming
pool. The Sharps were running the
old store and the old hotel was
there.


17


Rumsfeld: Oil, gas drilling

off Florida "incompatible"


WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Defense .Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld says legislation that
would bring drilling much closer
to Florida is "incompatible with
military [testing and training]
activities" in the Gulf of Mexico,
according to U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson.
Rumsfeld has weighed in on
the oil-and-gas drilling issue at
the request of Nelson, who
sought the opinion of the Penta-
gon in October through both the
chairman and ranking minority
member of the Senate's Armed
Services Committee.
Rumsfeld, in a letter, told the
head of that committee, Senator
John Warner of Virginia, that the
Pentagon and the Department of
Interior have an existing agree-
ment recognizing much of the
eastern Gulf as "especially criti-
cal to the [national defense] due
to the number and diversity of
military testing and training
activities conducted there."
For months now, Nelson has
maintained in Senate debate that
various lawmakers' attempts to
expand offshore drilling could
threaten our nation's military


"We can't allow the
oil companies to
undermine our long-
term national defense
interests."
Donald Rumsfeld,
Defense Secretary


readiness by disrupting military
weapons testing and training.
The western boundary of the
Military training area in the Gulf
- as defined by Rumsfeld is
234 miles west of Tampa Bay.
Legislation that Nelson and Sen-
ator Mel Martinez have fought
would have allowed drilling as
close as 25 miles off the coast.
Some lawmakers even now
are proposing a 150-mile buffer
that still would cut 84 miles into
the military's training area,
which is why Nelson said he'll
keep fighting attempts by pro-
drilling forces to bring oil and gas
rigs closer to Florida.
"We can't allow the oil com-
panies to undermine our long-
term national defense interests,"
he said.


Florida job outlook improving in Hendry/Glades Counties


By MaryAnn Morris
Jobless rates in Central Florida
counties improved since 2004, but
still exceed state and national aver-
ages. In Hendry County, October
2004 showed 9.7 percent jobless,
now that number is down to 8.4
percent, a 1.5 percent improve-
ment, but a full four-percent higher
than the statewide average.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) in conjunction
with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta-
tistics has released
employment/unemployment
numbers for October 2005 and
Florida continues to lead the nation
in the number of new jobs created.
The number of unemployed
Floridians has not been this low
since May 2000. Florida is creating
more new jobs than other compa-
rable states. Based on data from
September 2005, Florida led all
states in the number of new jobs


"Bryan Paul, from LaBelle, donated the land for
the facility and a grant from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture has been applied for to
develop and construct the school."
Tracey Whirls,
executive director of the Glades County EDC


created and had the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10
most populated states.
Nationally, the jobless rate is five
percent. Florida's rate is 3.4 per-
cent, a 1.3-percent improvement
over 2004's 4.7 percent.
Taken by county throughout
Florida, counties in Central Florida
still lag behind the state and nation-
al averages. For Glades, Hendry
and Okeechobee Counties, figures
issued by the AWI paint a different
picture for the local area although
things have improved over 2004.


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Glades County had 5.4-percent
unemployment in October 2004,
this year the number had
decreased to 4.5 percent a 0.9
percent improvement:
Okeechobee County in 2004
showed 7.1 percent jobless. This
year that has dropped a full two
percent to 5.1 percent, again, still
higher than statewide by 1.7 per-
cent.
Central Florida Counties are
adding new jobs, an indicator of a
better economy. Glades County
added 270 jobs for a 5.3-percent


improvement. In Hendry County,
1,466 new jobs netted an 8.2-per-
cent increase in new jobs, and
Okeechobee County has 1,020
new jobs to gain 6.3 percent.
Hendry County is trying to
attract new jobs.
"We target 'small' businesses,
not in the traditional sense of up to
500 employees, but businesses.
that will hire 20 to 50 people and
try for businesses that are compati-
ble with the existing businesses.
One might use another's product,
for instance. We are working with
South Florida Water Management
right now. They will begin con-
struction on the C-43 Reservoir in
2007. That project will create about
400 jobs. We are working to train
workers to operate heavy equip-
ment, to be carpenters and
masons. These are skills we will
need in Hendry County long after
this project in completed," said
Janice Groves, executive director of


the Hendry County Economic
Development Council (EDC).
Glades County Economic
Development Council is working
along with the Hendry County EDC
to bring Southwest Florida Techni-
cal Center to the area.
"Bryan Paul, from LaBelle,
donated the land for the facility and
a grant from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture has been applied for
to develop and construct the'
school," said Tracey Whirls, execu-
tive director of the Glades County
EDC.
The Glades County EDC is also
working with Palm Beach Com-
munity College, who has a con-
struction education program to
bring a similar program here. Also
through the Farmworker Educa-
tion Program migrant labor is train-
ing as drywall installers. Glades
County EDC is working through
the "Main Street" program to reno-
vate historic downtown Moore


Haven.
Okeechobee County is working
to develop a broader tax base.
Crown Concrete has committed to
build a plant in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. The plant is projected to employ
1,300 people in five years. Crown
Concrete is currently working on
an agreement with Indian River
Community College to develop
programs to educate the employ-
ees they will need. Okeechobee
County and the Okeechobee
County School Board are commit-
ted to developing the educational
programs needed to produce the
skills needed for the future.
"The housing boom that every-
one is talking about will not bring
in enough ad valorem taxes what it
will require in services," said Joey
Hoover, executive director of the
Economic Council of Okeechobee.
"You have to develop a commer-
cial/industrial tax base in order to
succeed."


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FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
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and Florida Drivers
License required.
Experience in handling animals
is desirable. Work is primarily
done'on weekends
and holidays.
Maximum hours are 20-30
hours per week.
Job description and
applications are available at
City Hall, Human Resources,
115 W. Ventura Ave. Position
is open.till filled.
EOE/DFWR
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ASSIST.- I am looking for
F/T employment. Exp. in
Medical Secretarial, Front &
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ASAP (561)261-6166
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MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with JOB OPPORTUNITIES
27 restaurants' throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic, Accounts Payable Clerk $13.00+ (d.o.e.)
honest, and responsible individuals. Bartender $9.00 plus grats
We offer:. Busser NEW! $6.25 per hour
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
-Excellent Salaries Line Cook NEW! $10.00 per hour
-Medical and Life Insurance Prep Cook $&80 per hour
-Dental Insurance TAD Clerk $21.00 avg. wlgrats
-401K Savings Plan TAD Machine Technician $12.00+ (d.o.e.)
-Paid Vacations Vault Cashier $9.50 per hour
-Advancement Opportunities .
-Training Program We are also seeking candidates
for these professional positions:
For an interview please call: Financial Analyst PC Support Technician
863-983-4224 Human Resources Generalist
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez Benefits available for all employees
Southern Management Corporation www.theseminolecasino.com
114W. Sugarland Hwy. Apply in person at 506 S. 1' Street, Immokalee, FL
W. Sugarland Hwy. 1-800-218-0007
Clewiston, FL 33440 The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


Eaki "el;Opruitie 035 Looking for a career
A. Duda & Sons, Inc. has several job openings with a co aou
different levels of experience: fuel truck driver, NOTICE
welder, mechanic and mechanic helper. Training is Independent Newspapers will
available. Drug Free Work Place. Pay commensurate never accept any advertise- ca o
dn1W l ceaeneracceptnastica grow with:
with experience. Medical/dental/vision plans, ment that is illegal or.consid-
401K, vacation, holiday pay, plus other benefits. ered fraudulent. In all cases
Apply in person or call for appointment (863) 675- of questionable value, such Are you self motivated?
0545 ext. 3135 EOE as promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-home Do you like meeting oew people?
Ssprograms if it sounds too Are you computer literate?
good to be true, chances are
A. Duda & Sons, Inc. busca un camionero, sol- that it is. If you have ques- If so, this could be the opportunity
dador, mecinicoyayudantemecnico con various niveles tions or doubts about any ad, you have been looking for.
on these pages, we advise
de experiencia. Entrenamiento esta disponible. Sitio libre that before responding or Full andor part time
de drogas. Pago a segdn experiencia. Planes medico/den- sending money ahead of positions available.
tal/visi6n, 401K plan de retire, pago de vacaciones y dias time,you check wih the Bet-
feriados, mrs otros beneficios. 772-878-2010 for previous The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee
Aplique en persona o liame por una cita a (863) 675-0545 complaints. Bullenl are looking for bright, self-
ext. 3135.
ext. 3135. Some 800 and 900 telephone starters with computer skills and
Empleador de Oportunidades por Igual. numbers may require an ex-
tra charge, as well as long reliable transportation who are will-
distance toll costs. We will do ing to learn newspaper advertising
our best to alert our reader of
Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division these charges in the ads, but sales from the ground up.
has an opening in our occasionally, we may not be If you have what it takes, you
Forestry Division located in aware of the charges. There-
Palmdale, FL fore, if you call a number out could be the outside salesperson
G F of your area, use caution. in these fast growing markets.
PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree IliOur co m any offers:
production crew: Individuals should havempny
some experience in the harvesting and loading IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pen- a unique work environment
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li- sion Funding pays cash now potential for advancement
cence and communication in English required, for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call competitive pay and benefits
Accepting applications (800)586-1325 for a FREE, life and disability insurance
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at: no-obligation estimate.
Lykes Bros, Inc. www.uspensionfund- 401 (K) plan
Ranch Division ing.com. generous time off program
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Ok 44AA/EOE D Service Email your resume to:
ADrugFreeWorkplace jkasten@strato.net

-- i" An equal opportunity employer
CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Babysitting 405
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes ChilCare Neded410 GENERAL MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
fortheChamberExecutiveDirectorposition. Child Care Offered415 (Palm Beach County Facilities Mgt.,
instruction 420
The position requires general office & Se ee ffered425 Belle Glade), $12.42/hr. (7 am-3:30 pm).
financial management skills. Applicants mustalso Insurance 430 Requires High school/eq. and 4 yrs. exp.
demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff & Medical Services435 in building, facilities maintenance/me-
to represent the Chamber in community & regional forums.
Resumes should be submitted by: chanicalelectrical/plumbing repairs at the
January 15th, 2006 to the semiskilled level. Visit www.pbcgov.com
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce for job description & appl. Submit
Attn: Personnel Committee, EARN DEGREE online from appl./resume with any Vet. Pref. dc. for
P.O.Box275, home. *Medical, *Business, r ay V re.
Clewiston, FL 33440 *Paralegal, *Computers. Job receipt by 5 pm 12/16/05 to Palm Beach
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puter & Financial aid if quali-
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OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.

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Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

Equal Opportunity Employer


Experienced Accountant
The City of Pahokee is accepting applica-
tions for an experienced accountant. Must
show knowledge of financial reporting,
cost analysis, reconciliations. Municipal
experience a plus. Self-starter, energetic
professional with attention to detail, and
ability to meet deadlines. Effective oral
and written communication skills a must.
BA or BS in accounting or related field
with 2-3 yrs. experience. Must pass a drug
and background screen. Applications are
available at the Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00
PM Phone #561-924-5534 ext. 14. Please
submit resume with application. Open
until filled. EOE.


OakBrook of LaBelle

We are now taking applications
for the following positions:

CNA,LPN,RN
Dietary and Housekeeping

Come Join our Team!
Please apply within
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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace' EOE


DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.ki2.fl.us




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look for a helper in the
classifieds.



ARRESTED INJURED Need.a
Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Accidents *Injuries
*Wrongful Death *Felonies
*Misdemeanors,*DUI *Traf-
fic. A-A-A Attorney Referral
Service (800)733-5342 -
24/7.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta'Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


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



Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


Merchandise

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


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AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER-. Miller, for
mobile home, $500
(863)674-1181
WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
- 120V & 220V, Some w/heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
will separate. (772)971-9474


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
AveJ&lstSt. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
Forthose with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)697-2033


ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
(863)357-0125
STOVE Glass top, white, like
new. $265. (863)675-0310
WASHER/DRYER- GE Hot-
point, white, heavy duty,
4yo, like new, $200 for both
(863)697-9884.


TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
Like new. $250 See Dec
1 Oth YS Ad in Caloosa Belle


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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.
SLIDING GLASS DOORS
(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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EDUCATION

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Advisor/
Social Worker
This PART-TIME position will help meet the basic
needs of at risk students & their families so that
education can become a priority. Duties incl.
general diagnoses of students' issues & arrang-
ing needed referrals for svcs; coordinating indiv/
group sessions, home visits & workshops w/stu-
dents & their parents. Reqs. Bachelor's degree in
related area & 1-3 yrs related exp.

Learning
Specialist
This PART-TIME position will assist students with
the Student Learning Center and provide support
for the center's operations incl: tutor students de-
veloping & evaluating assessment instruments &
promoting the center to staff & students. Reqs.
Bachelor's degree & 1-3 yrs related exp.

Technical Production
Specialist
This PART-TIME position will coordinate the set-
up of theatre productions incl. operating stage
materials, sound/lighting, and replacing theatrical
equipment & fixtures. Must have 1-3 yrs related
exp. including theatre lighting/audio Technician
skills and a valid FL driver's license. Supervisory
exp prefd.

Learn more or apply on-line at www.pbcc.edu or
submit your completed ap-plication package to
the Office of Human Resources, Palm Beach
Community College, 4200 Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461, fax 561-868-3131.
EOE/AA/VP/ADA


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LABOR *4 FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(r Across from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494 )


WEDDING DRESS white
w/silver beads Size 14 $250,
bought 7/05 new, slip available
(863)634-6601


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SILVER DOLLARS $25 US
Peace Dollars in circulated
cond. from '22-'24. $300 will
sep. mpliam(myway.com


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ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare-i,-,. ii O ill or
best offer.. : '
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS late 80s early 90s
excellent condition $5100/
neg. (863)763-8943


COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/ desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981



ASSORTED FABRICS box
filled with designer fabric
samples $20
(863)675-5981
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135
QUILT- Pink Ribbon Design
(Breast Cancer Awareness).
Hand made 48"x74", $200.
(239)728-8830
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BUNK BED wood and metal,
top twin, bottom futon sized,
not used much. $150.
(863)634-1070
CHAIR- Claret colored, Wing-
back with matching foot-
stool. $50. (863)763-1861
Leave msg if no answer.
CHINA CABINET antique,
,solid oak w/ burlwood doors,
72"t, 72"w. Beveled glass drs
$400 neg. (863)357-1741
Desk & China Cabinet $175
for all, will sep.
(863)675-2992
DESK Large, great,for com-
puter. Solid wood. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-1777
DINETTE- 30"x40" With 6
chairs, Light natural
wood/white legs Exc cond
$125. (863)357-7406
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$200 or best offer
(863)824-3319
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
76x41, light wood, cost
$1200 new asking $325
(863)946-3965.
FUTON New, wooden, with
beige cushion, paid over
$200 asking $150
(863)763-9410
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS-
Queen size, With foundation,
Like new $100.
, (863)467-7017
OAK TABLE Custom made,
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back
oak chairs in very good cond.
$350 (863)763-2458
SECTIONAL beautiful, dark,
w/2 recliners, great cond.,
Must sell, asking $1000/neg.
(863)634-2094
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SLEEPER SOFAS -2 matching,
74" long, extra slip covers, full-
size mattress covrd w/plastic
$200 will sep(863)763-0691
SOFA Like new. Paid $1000
only asking $400
(863)634-4139
SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen,
Slip covered in jewel tones.
$100 or best offer.
(863)763-1861 Leave msg
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
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SOFA, love seat and chair,
Brown flowers good condi-
tion $150 (863)467-7664
after 5pm
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100(863)675-1634
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805


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BROWNING CITORI o/u 12
gauge w/choke tubes, and
aluminum carrying case
$1100(863)467-0746
COMPLETE HANDGUN &
LONG GUN REFERENCE LI-
BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
RIFLE- 22 Cal. with scope Ex-
cellent condition $125. Cell
(502)931-8101
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822


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STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit,
all digital, brand new, $50
(863)634-5914
TREADMILL Pro-Form 350s
Cross Trainer w/weights.
Like. new $200
(863)675-3998
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
1601bs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
100yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee


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TABLE LAMP- built in, shade
is taupe velour, $35
(863)946-0766.


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CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC. LIFT CHAIR Excellent
condition. With cover. $400
(863)634-4139


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CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581
FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
(863)763-9135
LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til-
ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old)
$250, Shore jacks $20, scroll
saw $30 (863)675-2992
MINI BLINDS (40) Like new,
various sizes. $50 for all, will
separate. (772)971-9474
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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Call this newspaper or Ad-
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DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.
MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
ORGAN Baldwin Interlude.
Works. Good condition. Full
size w/ peddles. Very pretty.
$100 (863)357-1867


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ADBA AMER PIT BULL TERRI-
ER- Female, asking $200,
good hog dog
(863)357-1867.
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
W/large cage
$1000
(863)673-2483
AUSTRALIAN HEELER PUP-
PIES, mother is red, father is
blue, both on premises.
(863)612-5345
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$100 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500. (863)634-6483
MINI STUD HORSE- brown &
white paint, asking $400
(863)673-2483.
NEED to sell all variety breeds,
fancy pigeons & also Black
Java Chickens. In good health
$8 each. (863)674-0156
PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks
on 11/24. Rare colors. $250
for males & $300 for females.
Will deliver. (863)983-5597
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat-$100 (863)675-0247
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.


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ROLLING TRIPOD for video
camera. Great for weddings &
birthdays. $25
(863)357-3639


Plumbing
Supies 06801


BATHROOM SINK 30" w/
base & faucet. New. $100
(863)675-1634
Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi-
- Il:l iil 1 Toilet
'., '.,j' uv i- ) Hi-, I:, 22)O volt.
New! $450. (937)418-7005


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HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
son 51x82 inches New heater
elements $1500/neg.
(863)467-0071 before 8 pm
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751


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BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779
COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton laser
scope, quiver,arrows, re-
lease, target & case, asking.
$550 neg (863)467-9101.
COMPOUND BOW- New, in
case & accessories. Will
trade for shot gun. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.


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RCA SOUND CENTER Box of
new but old vacuum $50 will
separate (863)763-7989


AIR COMPRESSOR- Ingersol
Rand, Commercial, $500
(863)801-1666
FLOOR HYDRAULIC. TRANS-
MISSION JACK- like new;
$200 (863)675-4409
GENERATOR- 2500 watt,
Used one time. $300. or best
offer. (863)610-1000
GENERATOR- Onan, 5000
watt, 2 cylinder, $500
(863)801-1666
HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used; $2000 (863)467-5756
TOOLS, Various w/life time
warranties, 3/8 & 1/2 drive.
$300. (863)763-3551


Agriculture


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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 640
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.
Flowers 865


D4 CAT BULLDOZER '69
model. Needs crank. All there.
$1300 (863)357-3981


APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
BLUE ROAN TWH GELDING,
12 yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8 am
HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. loves trails $2500.
(863)843-2495.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
,the classifeids.


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RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp,
28", Snapper, Liked new.
Rear eng. $275. See Dec
10th YS Ad Calobsa Belle
RIDING MOWER MTD Yard
Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
eng., runs & cuts great. Steal
at $325.(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 46"
cut. Very good condition.
Hydrostatic Drive. $575 or
best offer. (863)673-8741


GOATS For sale $75
(863)697-3247
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Shop here first!
The classified ads


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SAGO PALMS
2 FOR $40. Growing in 7 gal
containers. 36"x36". Located
in Pioneer Plantation, Hendry
County Cert#47223641
(954)-966-2041


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AVAILABLE

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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Aparitments 090


1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.




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LaBelle: DELUXE Completely
Furnished, 2 BR, 2 Ba., FL Rm,
Carport, W/D. Lease. No pets.
Ground floor.863)675-2296


Beautiful one acre of land fdr
rent. Perfect for mobile
home. Property off Baker
Hwy., Moore Haven. Monthly
rental $275. Call bet.
10am-8pm.(561)686-2166


MOTOR HOME MATE: Female,
Free to travel. No kids. Move in
today Call (863)610-1716 for
more info.

ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


CLEWISTON:
ESTABLISHED GYM
FOR SALE (863)983-4436
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DUPLEXES & 4br, 2ba Houses
for sale on NE 20th St. in Belle
Glades. Call (561)996-4524
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup &A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


MONTURA RANCHES- 5 acres
(Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots.
Ideal for extended family.
2% ac, $80K. 1/4 ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
MOORE HAVEN, Riverfront
Beautiful 2br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age $299,900. Steve C21 All
Professional 772-240-2213
PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
condition. For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
$75 (863)674-0539.


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ER w/attachments. $10.
(863)983-6450


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A.E. Backus, H. Newton, G.
Buckner, E. Buckner, L. Rob-
erts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
don, S. Newton, J. Gibson
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
- 7.5 feet, easy to assemble,
short needle, full, real look, ex-
cel cond. $75 (863)763-0691
NOBLE FUR- 7.5 ft, with pine
cones, and all the trimmings,
$50 (863)763-2234.


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Luan B.
Walker

863-677-1010

ONLY .19 AVAILABLE! CBS Nu 1)
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 hon
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now sto
lot and home only $145K LUTZ Gre
BUILDERS DEC 15TH $151,300 eq
SAVE NOW, BEAT THE PRICE nit
INCREASE. ry i
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St. $8
next to canal. Very nice lot. High,
Dry & Cleared BRING ME AN OFFER! 2)
on
CBS Home 3 bd/br 1.25 acres, lot-
chain link roof, iron gre
security b.i on paved 20(
road. A steal' TZ9,0
BANK FORECLOSURE bedroom 2 3)I
bath stilt house that needs work, on 24
1.25 ac. 665 5 Willow Street, MRE Hav
$54,900.00 Mu
Lorida Ranches, Highlands 4)
Mor
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts the
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to ML
reserve your tract today.Up to 90% 5)
Financing for Qualified Buyers. roo
DON'T MISS THE NEXT OPEN grO
HOUSE DECEMBER 10TH & IITH ap
FOR SPECIAL PRICING!! Out of 31 ML
tracts, Only 20 available. Back up 6)'
contracts accepted. bat
Rental Available- 4 bd/2 1/2 bath steel
w/pool on 3 acres just two miles outside rool
oftown on Hwy 27. whi
5 Acres on Hwy 27 Lease only. Land 20C
is suitable for Plant Nursery or 7) F
Storage. you
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WEBSITE: DYESSEALESTATE.COM
AFTER
; ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707
RESIDENTIAL 2BR 2BA
2 ~~,e a^bor garage w/
3BfA 12.80 ac. C
both $165,000 CBS 'I-P]
3BR, 2BA $265,000 2BA Unit
3BR, 2.5 BA $210,000 Unit 3
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 $279,000
$1.. MOBIL
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 3BR, 2B
$314,000 $120,000
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story 3BR 2BA
$199,000 4BR/2BA
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood with 30'x50
$410,000 2.16 acres $:
New Construction 3BR/2BA
Sugarland Circle


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Sooner W ith

Glenn A. Teri L.
Smith Rangel

863-983-3508 863.228-1142


Business Opportunity! Established
ne improvement and convenience
re on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
eat location, near the clubhouse. Fully
quipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
ure, fixtures, equipment'and invento-
ncluded. Great business opportunity.
30K MLS# 200530488
North side 3 Bedrooni/1 bath home
Circle Dr. ir flj.rsr, large
1/3 of aJn U l ,,,'r, Tn at a
'at prce-. ~,O MLS#:
0526258
New in 04! 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
00 sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore
yen. Large open kitchen w/island.
st See! $134,900 MLS#- 200521690
Reduced! 2.5 contiguous acres in
ntura Ranch. Located at the end of
street. Just reduced to $70,000.
i# 200521640
Montura' Ranch Estates 4 bed-
m/2 Bath CBS home on 2/5 acres. In
und pool! Tile throughout, stainless
liances. Great Home at $379,900.
.# 200525558
05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2
h home on man made lake. Stainless
Il appliances, Fire Place! Large bed-
ms w/walkin closets. Why buy New
in this one is only $134,900 MLS#
1514068
'ort Labelle Buildable Lot ready for
r new home. $59,900 MLS#:
1512627

Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
mith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


Deal Fell Through
Absolutely gy i,'. 2 MH with
many upgra i iovements.
Bring your H~1 "' ,T as the land
1.25 ac $109.9K
New Listing
-'e tul
: C$GPi JN 2

N Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAU!!$169.9K
Country Liing at its Best!!!
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$169.9K
3/2 'Tnu ~fl.ri fir ;r, Ladeca
Acre.., EI
Hurricane Blow Out Sale Bring All
Offers Judy's Place
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun
atmosphere & pool tables for
ONLY $260K!p!
Just Reduce 4,8B
BEAUTIFULUCI JnpN YIOT WOW!!!
1.25 acresoT'~a1fdr Montura
Ranch Estates
Saof
Potential tor only
You want country living pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
acres bring all offers.
Industrial Lot Available
Call for details
2 Montura Lots Available
One on paved road and one w/
well, septic. Cleared and Ready to
go! Call for details.


Clewis

Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
-se Habla Espanol
Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5
acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca.
Choose whether to sit on the covered
porch or walk out to the B-B-Que area
and gaze at the pond. Living room
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen
; HUGE Ready to move into. Seller
sa s "we'll even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long! $199,900.00
One of a kind-! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
Owner says make an offers
2.5 Acres on 11th Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!_
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each


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Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS Home
Just a Block From Roland .Martins
Marina. Fenced in Back Yard, Tiled
Through-out. Potential for a 4th
Bedroom. Bring All Offers! $209,9K.
2) W.Ventura-2bd/1 ba. in Brand New
Condition and Ready to Move in.
Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
8ft. Privacy Fence Surrounding Big
Back Yard. Don't Miss Out On This
Great Deal! $97K.
3) Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
Distance From Mary. Lou's Store.
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan. Place
is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5)Moore Haven Yacht Club! 2bd/2ba
MH w/ extra lot next to home,
*Included In Purchase Price*. Partially
furnished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K

Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community offered @ $174,900
CLEWISTONS f, TALKING
HOUSE!! 6lIIA a Del Rio.
3/2, pool, twj;i' any extras
great location ofnared @ $259K


sa @uJ9Cdu 9S0.0a0fur ire-
place @$59,900.00
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDE MH in Montura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots of trees and storage
space @ $139,900.00
New Listing! 'Cjftp ,e in Moore
Haven.Spadoa $'0, F04,900.00
READY TO MOVE In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000

Jerry W.
Smith

^ ,561-261-3444

30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $755,000.00.
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150,000.00
Call me for vacant land. Lots or acreage.
Recently Reduced! Beautiful 3BR/2BA
manufactured home on 1.09 acres in
Montura. Nice floor plan with fireplace
makes this listingamustsee@$107,325


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. r Engineered Steel
E..ilj, ii .:,n 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2,1.782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K


Enrique
Acosta

305.506-5876
Se Habla Espanol


New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C ,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Dell Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd2baMHe
on x nk&i
fenced, new septic @ $139,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
Back on Market New home, very
well kept, 3BD/2BA, 1 car
garage on big lot. Hurry-Won't
Last! $199.9K


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HOURS:
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(863)599-1209 (863)228-2215
home, detached' ~1~ONTURA
guest suite on LOTS AVAILABLE
Call for details CALL FOR DETAILS
lex Unitl 4BR, 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acres
2 2BR, 1BA $119,900
2BR, 1 BA 3BI,2BA, 1.25ac. $160,000
2 Lots.1.25 side by side cleared
$45,000each
5 acres Pioneer $120,000
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BA on lake COMMERCIAL
Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
EasykI $82,000 27 1001x100' $550,000
2003 DWMH Commericial Building 75'x120'
I' metal building on US 27 CallFor Details
In I +
259,900 1 +
Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
& Apt. $173,000



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1) Looking for land?
400 acres with an abun-
dance of wild life, (Deer,
turkey, hogs and the
occasional bear) Perfect
for Hunting, fishing, etc.
Property is currently
being use for- cattle.
Located just minutes
from Immokalee. Call
for Details. (863) 677-
1441MLS#: 200520411
2) 7.5 Acres! 4, bed-
room/2 bath mobile
home in Pioneer
Plantation. Private-locat-
ed at, the end of the
street. $299,900.
3) Del Monte Ave 3
Bedroom/2 Bath CBS
home on over % acre.
Only '.2 mile from the
marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for
appointment. $259.900
MLS# 200520398


4) Montura Ranch
Estates Large home-
over 4000 sq.ft- on
1.25 acres near the
front of Montura.
Home needs work.
Priced for quick sale
at $174,900 MLS#:
200528863
5) Montura Ranch
Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on
1.25 acres. New tile in
Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine
Cone. Priced to sell at
$119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation
3 bedroom/2 bath on
2.5 acres. Very pri-
vate with many oaks
and pine trees. Must
see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#
200514439


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Mustseetoappredate!
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RESIDENTIAL-L CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See' $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, IBA each unit
$229,000
ACREAG, LAND & LOTS
SFarm.Land Available
Call for Details


3 br/2bths MHi MRE
w/cement skirting new aluinnm rono
MONTURA
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinete $48,000
Appaloosa'2 1/2 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress improvements
Reduced to $59,000
' More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 3BR, 2BA DblWd MH on Bald
Cypress $145,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogal $145,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
COMMERCIAL
S100'x100' Lot w/bldg, fenced
within City ofClewiston $115,000


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Great for enjoyment or in-
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down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation .Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.


ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log- cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.
GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
2. Lake View Bargains! Wa-
ter access from $34,900 w/
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Very clean, No hurricane
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Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035




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Iroiii motor, lots of extras w/
-ltrailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
.BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 85
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
SCajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
S$3850.(863)763-6854

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Tbis One.
Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
21' Suntracker, Mere., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8700. (863)763-0944
LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft.
Sw/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995(863)467-7340
POLAR 1998, 17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
Sbestoffer. (786)395-7080
PONTOON BOAT 1991, Fully
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 20', 50hp
: Evinrude, ready to go fishing,
S runs good, $3500.
(863)763-9417


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SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040

SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', top de-
sign, Good condition. $1200.
Will separate.
(863)357-7406
SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615


CHATEAU SPORT 1998, E350,
52K mls. Great condition.
Clean! $25,000. or best offer.
(561)793-3488
DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331

LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carrying
case, excellent condition, $30
or best offer (863)675-2596

NEWMAR, '97, Country Star
Fifth Wheel, 34' wide body, 2
slides, rubber roof, polar in-
sulation, queen sz. bed,
w/new matt., no pets, non-
smkg. env., $22,000.
(419)343-4923

TITAN '84- 31ft, motorhome,
76K mi, near new tires, 5.5
KW aux gen, less than 100
hrs, good cond, $9500
(863)675-4543.


ATSIicle


VERY NICE 32' RV & FL/Rm
Many extras. Quick poss.
1/2 block E of Okee-Tantie
$6900. (317)243-3313 Okee


SEADO'S XP's 1995 & 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.
(772)342-0942


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OUTBOARD MOTOR 225 -
does run, for parts
$350/neg. (863)634-4818
TROLLING MOTOR- Kota
Genesis 74 bowmount power
stow & deploy, foot control,
auto pilot $150 941-255-2195


FISHING BOAT- '85, Gregor
18' V, Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331


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ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
GO CART FRAME- almost
new, asking $125
(863)983-4473.


GO CART 2005 w/Roll Bar.
Like brand new! Paid $1200,
Asking $750.
(863)634-5936
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HP 1
yr old, asking $1000
863)763-5535 days
863)763-1615 evenings
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM,
65cc, new motor, all new
parts, runs great $1800/neg.
(863)824-8787


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


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CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CHEVY CORSICA '90 New
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700/467-1547
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po-
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe, door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/ rims (863)983-7876
FORD CONTOUR '95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161
FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775.
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '96 au-
to, cold air, real clean, runs
good, $1800 (772)461-4044
LINCOLN CONT. '91 light
.pink, burgundy leather interior.
Needs transmission & wind-
shield $500 (239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR very
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
(863)634-4076
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine,$800 (863)467-9358
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821
S SEABRINGJXI'99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830


CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500
(863)763-3551


CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432


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RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
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TIRES (4) Truck/SUV Pirelli
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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
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWNTENANT#2,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARLOS M CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M CRUZ; JA-
QUElINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence areis unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with,the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon, on
or before January 10, 2006 the nature
of this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUB-
JECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OVER THE WEST 30
FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS
LOT NO. 2799 MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
To Include a:
1998 MERI HS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742A;
TITLE #74071354
1998 MERI HS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742B;
TITLE #74071355
AIK/A
625 NORTH JINETTE STREET
MONTURA RANCHES,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
If you fall to file your answer or written
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plaintfs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-.
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 1st day
of December, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: IS/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabllities 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-
ceedlng. If hearing Impaired, please'
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or
800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
elay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff.
101816 CGS 12/8.15/05


nuIICE u wuKnnanur
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENRY COUNTY
Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a Workshop re-
garding Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (OZAB).
This Workshop will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2005 beginning at 4:45 p.m. at
the School Board Meeting Room, School Board Sub-Office, 475 E. Osce'ola Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida.
All Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said
meeting.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
John Perry, Jr, Chairman
100686 CGS 12/8/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTOR M. GARCIA,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05-329-CA
DAVID E. YUSKA and SUSAN D. YUSKA,
if living, and if dead, their unknown
spouses, devisees, heirs, grantees,
credits and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through or under these
unknown natural persons, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have, any
right, title or interest in and to the real
property herein sought to have tile
quieted.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, David E. Yuska and Su-
san, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet tie on the following real property
in Hendry County, Forida:
Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1,
a Subdivision, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
50, Public Records Of Hendry County,
- Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and
Miherl rights not owned by prior own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of ways of record.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Aison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address Is Post Of-
.ice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before January 10, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on the
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
Dated December 1,2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101729 CGS 12/8,15,22,29/05


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CHEV CREW CAB '91- runs
good, asking $2500
(863)261-4999

DODGE RAM XTL,'00, diesel,
long bed, fifth wheel hitch,
$14,000. (419)343-4923

Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
bed, $1000 or best offer.
(239)494-2647

FORD F150 '95- 4x4 good
condition, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
neg. (863)675-8999.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-1051 CA
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICIA CANTY; UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MADE EDMOND A/K/A MADE E.
EDMOND; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PROPER-
TY; HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA;
Defendants.
NOTICE FACTION
To tle following Defe.rdant(s):
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEESAN A LL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST MADE ED-
MOND A/K/A MADE E. EDMOND
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
Lot ) 6.... ~ I I Na~tha Ir. l'i'ilTr j
N I T i .' .I'..' el ,i Hul Iis
"CC'lUfjri FL U fl i,:,:'lrh'i i i rin
Pill ir.a ff 'Pr ir ;:, I,' ,ll b.
3. OE, '1 ; I ll,. ',,'',.,' : .1 l'll'y
County, Florida
asa 1003 LOUISANNA AVENUE,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, It aony, t on Kley,
Kmnenberg, Gilmarin, Fichtel & Wan-
der, A., whose address is 8201 Pe-
ters Road, Suite 4000, Plantation,
Florida.33324 on or before January 9,
2006, or on a date which is within thir-
ty (30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the THE CLEWISTON
NEWS and file the original withlthe
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065. In accor-
dance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation In order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you,to provisions of certain
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An,.T,hIf 31njj ,i 31 ." :.1.1 HI, lf.j r,-t

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ing; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770.
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 29th day of Nov., 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
o: i:] f rr.t I',,
P5 .ilfT ll'l
101206 CGS 12/8,15/05


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rUBLILi NOTICE
Notice is herebygiven that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2005 In'the City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following re-
quests:
1)A request from Frank C. & Athene P Harris in accordance with City Code Sec-
tion 110-60 titled "Required findings; Variance" for a variance of a rear set back
on lots 30 & 31, Block 161, GPOC, A.K.A. 512 E. Pasadena Avenue, Clewiston.
The property Is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code to have a 10 ft, rear set
back. The applicant Is requesting a variance from these requirements in order
to build a poo enclosure.
2)A request from William C. Pelham In accordance with City Code Section 110-60
titled Required findings; Variance" for a variance for a reduction in minimum lot
area on lots located on Lots 6 7, Block 0, Goltview S/D, A.K.A. 319 Trocadero
St., Clewiston. The property Is zoned R1-B and Is required by City Code to allow
not less than 14,000 sq. ft. per any platted lot. The applicant Is requesting a vari-
ance from these requirements in orderto build a single family residence.
3)A request from Hans E. Kurtz in accordance wi City Code Section 110-60 ti-
led "Required findings; Variance" for a variance to rebuild a shed on a non-con-
forming existing slab located on the W V of Lot 8 and all of Lot 9, Block 202,
GPOC, A.K.A. 343 W. Pasadena Avenue, Clewiston. The property is zoned R1-B
and Is required by City Code to have a 10 ft. rear set back. The applicant Is re-
questing a variance from these requirements in order to rebuild the shed on the
existing slab.
4)A request from Ronald Dierks in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
tled "Required findings; Variance" for a variance to rebuild a shed on a non-con-
forming existing slab located on Lot 4, Block 5, Ridgeview Estates S/D, A.K.A.
320 De Soto Avenue, Clewiston. The property is zoned R1-B and is required by
City Code to have a 7.5 ft. side set back. The applicant is requesting a variance
from these requirements in order to rebuild the shed on the existing slab.
5) On behalf of Lennar Homes, Inc., a request from Johnson-Prewitt & Associates,
Inc. in accordance with City Code Section 110-5 titled "Authority, general pro-
cedur" for a zoning change from RM-1 to R1-C on the 26.2 acre parcel of and
located north of Seminole Manor, GPOC. The parcel is zoned RM-1, which allows
for a mobile home/recreational vehicle park. The applicant is requesting to
change the zoning to R1-C which allows for single family residential.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
December 19, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and Interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
Impairment, including speech or hearing Impairments, should contact the Building
Ofical's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
101942 CGS 12/8/05


NOTICE OF MEETING
Ti, Baii,'i f I i.-, 'r.'i..i o i;trict Board
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The purpose of the meeting is for the
Board to consider the leasing of Dis-
trict property in Unit 4 Port LaBelle to
Hendry County for the construction
and operation of a Little League Ball
Field and to conduct routine business
which may require Board action.
This meeting is open to the public.
W. Harold Reecer, Chairman
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY. FLORIDA
Case Number 1005-124-OR
InRetheMariageof:. ,
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
Husband/Respondent, & LEANNE PA-
TRICIA FAHII WitfPeltioner.
NOTICEOFACTION
TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.
22 Leonard Street-
Portland, Malie04103
Last Known Address Unknown
You are notified that.an action fordsso-
lution of marriage has been filed
against you.
If you want to contest the petition, you
are required to serve a written answer
to the petition, admitting or denying
each of the allegations contained in the
petition, on the petitioners attorney, on
or before January 10, 2006, and to file
the original with the clerkof this court
either before service on the petitioners
attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you failto serve and S written an-
swer, as indicated herein, a defaultwill
be entered agans you, and a udg-
ment may be entered, granng the pe-
oner's requests, as indicated in the
petition.
The petioners attorney is:
RALPH ELVER
PAVESE LAW FIRM
461 HIGHWAY29 SOUTH
PO DRAWER 2280
LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800
Winess My Hand And The Seal Of This
CourtOn December 1,2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/Hanornd
Deputy Clerk
101755 CGS 12/8,15,22,29


Price gouging

TALLAHASSEE With Floridi- items that are in h
ans beginning the rebuilding lowing a hurricane
process in the wake of Hurricane water, hotels, ice,
Wilma's assault, Attorney General and generators.as
Charlie Crist said his office's Price related to hurricane
Gouging Hotline has seen a spike in "Our citizens ar
repair and cleanup related cor- er from Hurricane
plaints. Crist said Floridians affected station, and the last
by Hurricane Wilma should use is to worry that sc
extra caution when hiring workers try to take advantai
to help clean up the damage Crist. "Most contract
caused by the storm. In particular, help, but there are
Crist warned those who are victims ing to profit at the e
of downed trees and roof and win- victims. The Atto
dow damage to be alert,for con- Office will investi
tractors who offer cleanup services cute price gougers
for homes and property. fraud taking advat
Crist said his office has received ans in this time ofn
nearly 700 complaints of alleged As of last wee
price gouging related to Hurricane General's Price, C
Wilma. Investigators from the Attor- has received sor
ney General's Office have mobilized complaints relate
to crack down on price gouging on efforts following H


complaints increase for repairs, cleanup


ligh demand fol-
e, such as food,
gasoline, lumber
well as services
recovery.
e trying to recov-
Wilma's devas-
Sthing they need
ime 'helper' will
ge of them," said
actors are there to
con artists seek-
expense of storm
orney General's
gate and prose-
and peddlers of
ntage of Floridi-
leed."
ek, the Attorney
Gouging hotline
ne four dozen
ed to cleanup
hurricane Wilma.


Consumers may report price goug-
ing by calling the Attorney Gener-
al's Price Gouging Hotline toll-free
at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM or 1-866-966-
7226.
Residents are advised to use
extra caution when hiring workers
to help clean up the damage
caused by the storm. Consumers
face the risk that services will be
offered by unlicensed individuals,
that cleanup services will be
offered at unconscionably high
prices, or that so-called "contrac-
tors" will accept down payments
but will not do the work at all.
Crist has provided a series of
guidelines for consumers to protect
themselves from unscrupulous
contractors, including:
0 Require home repair contrac-
tors to obtain all necessary govern-
ment licenses and permits, rather


than leaving that burden on the
consumer.
Make sure contractors, have
proper occupational licenses as
required by state law.
Work only with reputable,
established businesses. Avoid
"contractors" who knock on your
door offering to fix your roof or
windows. Try to obtain more than
one estimate for the repair work.
Before signing a contract,
check the payment terms and
other provisions carefully. Don't
pay a contractor in advance.
Do not pay cash to home
repair contractors or tree removal
services.
Last week, the Attorney Gener-
al's Office sued the Wellesley Inn
and Suites in Ft. Myers for more
than doubling its room rate as
Wilma affected the state. Already


this year the Attorney General's
Office received more than 4,300
complaints related to price gouging
associated with earlier Hurricanes
Dennis, Katrina and Rita, aid has
filed two lawsuits against Tallahas-
see gas stations for alleged price
gouging during Katrina. In' addi-
tion, the office has subpoenaed
four oil companies for records
associated with gas prices during
Dennis and Katrina.
During last year's record-setting
hurricane season, Crist's office
received 8,911 complaints through
its price gouging hotline. Following
last year's hurricanes, the office ini-
tiated 58 formal investigations and
filed 13 price gouging lawsuits
against hotels, generator business-
es, tree removal companies and
other businesses.
In two incidents in the wake of


Hurricane Charley last year, a tree
removal company attempted to
.charge almost nine times the going
rate in order to remove trees from
the yards of Orange County home-
owners. The Attorney General's
Office also worked with local law
enforcement to arrest an out-of-
state resident for wrongfully solicit-
ing to do roofing repairs without a
valid Florida contractor's license.
To date the Attorney General's
Office has recovered more than
$939,000 in restitution for Florida
consumers from settlements and
other resolutions stemming from
the 2004 hurricane season. Other
investigations and settlement nego-
tiations are ongoing. Consumers
may report price gouging by calling
the Attorney General's Price Goug-
ing Hotline toll-free at 1-866-9-NO-
SCAM or 1-866-966-7226.


Crist, U.S. attorney announce arrests in black market AIDS drug ring


MIAMI Florida Attorney.
General Charlie Crist and U.S.
Attorney Alexander Acosta
announced the arrests of four
individuals, including two Miami
physicians, for their participation
in an organization that illegally
diverted millions of dollars worth
of highly valued AIDS drugs'from
Medicaid recipients to resell on
theblack market.
U.S. Marshals arrested Onelio
S. Baez, 65, the individual respon-
sible for constructing, funding
and directing. the operation, and


Juan Carlos Mateo, 44, a patient
recruiter and runner who was
employed by Baez to recruit Med-
icaid recipients to participate in
the scheme. The two Miami doc-
tors, Luis Jacinto Marti, 73, and
Jorge Arnaldo Valido, 48, are
accused of aiding Baez and Mateo
by writing prescriptions for
expensive drugs that were neither
necessary for nor received by the
Medicaid recipients.
"There are few.actions lower
than trying to profit from drugs
intended for AIDS patients," said


Crist. "These arrests represent an
outstanding example of team-,
work paying off for the people of
Florida. U.S. Attorney Alexander
Acosta and his team were won-
derful partners in this successful
effort to shut down a black mar-
ket operation."
The arrests come after a
lengthy joint investigation con-
ducted by the Florida Attorney
General's Medicaid Fraud Control
Unit and the U.S. Attorney's
Office in Miami. The investigation
revealed that Baez built a large


criminal organization made up of
corrupt medical professionals,
family members -and friends.
Together, they ran a scheme that
fraudulently used Florida Medic-
aid funds to obtain millions of dol-
lars in human immune globulin,
which is used to treat patients
with AIDS.
Members of the fraud ring
recruited and paid Medicaid
recipients from the streets to visit
Marti and Valido. The doctors pre-
scribed expensive medications,
created bogus medical records to


document the "illnesses," wrote
prescriptions and used cooperat-
ing pharmacies to fill those pre-
scriptions. Certain pharmacies
billed Medicaid more than $1 mil-
lion for the drugs, which were
then diverted and sent to a broker.
In turn, the broker sold the
medication to buyers who
weren't concerned that the drugs
lacked pedigree papers required
by law. Cash from these black
market drug sales was then fun-
neled back to the ringleaders,
who pocketed theproceeds.


Attorney General Crist and U.S.
Attorney Acosta pointed to this
operation as an example of what
can be achieved through mutual
cooperation and interest. They
said they anticipate additional
aggressive approaches to combat
pharmaceutical diversion in
South Florida.
Each of those arrested will be
prosecuted for one count of con-
spiracy to defraud the United
States and 16 counts of commit-
ting healthcare fraud and paying
kickbacks.


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rUBLIC NOTUlCI ur Inl ElUlT IIoUECinrcPERllMT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. 0510003-034
U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is the U.S. Sugar Corporation. The appl-
cant's authorized representative and mailing address Is: Mr. William A. Raola,
Vice President of Sugar Processing Operations; U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewis-
ton Sugar Mill and Refinery; 11 Ponce DeLeon Avenue; Clewiston, Florida
33440.
Facility Location: U.S. Sugar Corporation operates an existing sugar mill and refin-
ery, which Is located in Hendry County at 111 Ponce DeLeon venue in Clewis-
ton, Florida.
Project: The applicant proposes to install the following: two new lime silos, buck
and railcar pneumatic unloading and conveying equipment, three associated bag-
house control systems, and a lime slaker system as necessary). e prect has
the potential to emit 1ton per year of parculate matter from tis operation. Th
draft permit requires baghouse control systems on each lime silo andthe raicar
collection bin. he exhaust from each baghouse ventis limited to 5% opacity.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subjectto review
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (FS.) and
Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (A.C.).
The proposed project Is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an at
permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Bureau of Air Regulation Is
he Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this
project. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia
rive, Suite #4, Talahassee, Florida. The Permting Authory's maiing address
is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The
Permitting Authority's telephone numbers 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the nor-
mal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except le-
gal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authoriy. The
complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Pre-
liminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the ap-
plicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111,F.S. Interested
persons may contact the Permitting Authortys project review engineer for addi-
tional information at the address or phone number listed above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its in-
tent to issue an air permit to the applicant for the project described above. The
applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of opposed equip-
ment will not adversely Impact air quality and that the project willcompl with a
appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-1, 62-212, 62-26, and
62-297, A.C. The Permitting Authrity will issue a Final Permit n accordance
with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a time petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, .S. or unless
public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different deci-
sion or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authrity will accept written comments conceding the
proposed Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of pubca-
lion of this Public Notice. Written comments must be provided to the Permitting
Authority at the above address. Any written comments filed will be made
available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a significant
change to the Draft Permit, the Permtting Authority shall revsthe Draft Permit
and require, f applicable, another Public Notice.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are w ected by the proposed permit-
ting decision may petition for an adminisatitve hearing in accordance wi Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, F.SThe petition must contain the formation set fort
below and must be filed with (received by) the Departments Ageny Clerk in the
Office of General Counsel of the Departent of Environmental Prtectn at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall Station #35,Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entied to written notic under
Section 120.60(3), ES must be flied within fourteen (14) days of publication of
this Publ Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs firsL Under
Section 120.60(3), FS., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority
for notice of agency action may file a petition within n (14) days of receipt
of the petition to h applicant at the address indicated above, at time of filng.
The failure of any person to file a petition within e appropriate tie period shall
constiute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative detrmina-
tion (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 12057, ES., or to intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be
only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a moon in complU-
ance with Rule 28-106.205, FA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authotys action
is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, a nd telephone number of the petitioner; the name address
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an eixpa-
nation of howthe petitioners substantial right will be affected by the agency de-
termination; (c) A statement of how and when the petiioner received noce of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mae-
rial fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise staesmeit of
the ultimate facts alleged, Including the specific facts the petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of
the specific rules or statutes the petihoner contends require reversal or modipa-
ton of the agency's proposed action; and, (g) A statement of the relief sughtby
the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take
with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the
material facts upon which.the Permitting Authoritys action Is based sha state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information
as'setforth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, EA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the ceiling Authority's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Is-
sue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the' Penrmitting Authority on the application have the right to pet-
tion to become a party to the pmceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available forthis proceeding.
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