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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 22, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 19
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At a Glance


Special Christmas
worship
The community is invited to
a special Christmas Eve Candle-
light Communion Service at
First United Methodist Church
at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24,
and a special Christmas Day
Service at 11 a.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 25. There will also be a
Christmas Caroling Hayride Fri-
day, Dec. 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas food
packages availab
First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston has made
arrangements to have Christ-
mas food packages available
for last minute distribution to
families in need. Call 983-5269
to register. A limited number of
toys may also be available.

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

Choir union
cancelled
Choir union for the month
of December has been can-
celled. The choir union will
resume in February of 2006.
The choir union revival will
begin on Monday night, Jan. 16,
a 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, Clewis-
ton.

Notice to senior
citizens
Effective Jan. 1, 2001 and
additional $25,000 exemp-
tion on county mileage only
was made eligible to persons
age 65 years or older whose
household income does not
exceed the state allowance.
Exemptions are granted on
an annual basis. They are not
automatically renewable'like
the original homestead
exemptions. Applications
will be available after Jan. 1,
2006. The deadline for
returning your application is
March 1, 2006 For additional
information please feel free
to call the LaBelle office at
675-5270 or the Clewiston
Office at 9,83-3178.

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City: Your're responsible now


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Christmas Eve
will mark the two-month anniver-
sary since the ruinous events of
Hurricane Wilma, which changed
a lot of people's lives on Oct. 24.
It will also highlight the amount
of time that has passed for home-
owners to clear their properties for
garbage pickup by the city of
Clewiston, which set a deadline
for hurricane damage pickup for
Dec. 8, after which free pickup


services would no longer be pro-.
vided for damaged materials.
In a lengthy discussion held at
the tail-end of Monday's meeting
of the Clewiston City Commission,
the issue of what to do with trailers
and mobile homes destroyed by,
Hurricane Wilma was settled, with
the commission moving to main-
tain that as of Dec. 12, owners of
homes destroyed by the hurricane
would be responsible for remov-
ing the damaged remains of the
homes.
Unsafe structures and derelict


buildings have been a subject of
prime concern to the city commis-
sioners, particularly Mayor Mali
Chamness.
"Because of the fact that some
of these buildings are unsafe, and
there are still people living there,
and where, you know it's just a
mobile home that's been com-
pletely demolished and everything
is still there," said Mayor Cham-
ness. "And there are also derelict
buildings that need to be
addressed as well," she said.
A motion to begin a process to


Helping out: Kindred spirits looking out


INI!Bill Fabian
Members of the Hendry County and Plant City 4H Clubs helped gather food, clothes,
toys and relief funds for hurricane victims in. Clawiston-and Hendry County.


implement a code enforcement
policy that would impose a cita-.
tion for derelict buildings present
on certain properties was made
during the discussion, and segued
to the issue of homeowners tear-
ing down homes and leaving the
materials for city pickup.
"There are going to be other
issues associated with mobile
homes, and the commission
should be aware that we are
already seeing signs that property
owners are demolishing these
mobile homes and putting them at


curbside, and that it is not the city's
responsibility (to pick them up),"
said City Manager Wendell John-
son to the commission. "These
were buildings were old to begin
with or damaged, and for twenty
dollars a month, we do not pick up
curbside mobile homes," he said.
Contracted pickup services
were available during the time-
frame ending Dec. 8, which was
extended to Dec. 12, and damaged
See City- Page 10


Helping out



the recovery



still ongoing


By BillFabian
CLEWISTON Recovery
efforts in Clewiston follow\irng
Hurricane Wilma seem to be
wrapping up for many people,
but despite the appearance of
progress, there are still countless
numbers of families and individ-
uals in desperate need of help.
Fortunately, organizations
such as the 4H Club have been
available to provide assistance
b. donating clothes, food, toys,
an>d gifit, e.pe ciaik in Lhe light i:,f
the approaching holiday seas-n
in Plant Cit,, a 4H Club gathered
truckloads of items for aid to dis-
tribute at the Hendr\ County
School Board Office in Clewis-


ton Dec. 17.
"One of'the first things we
heard about damage from the
hurricane was that Clewiston
was very hard hit, and we imme-
diately began to gather these
materials for donations and
fundraising for additional relief,"
said 4H volunteer Joe Dickerson,
an attorney from Plant City. "We
were fortunate enough to have
such a major response from the
people of Plant City, who seem
to have been willing to pay any
price to donate for this cause,"
",aid Dicikerson.' "
Members of the Plant City
and Hendry County 4H Clubs lis-
See 4H- Page O1


Drink and



drive, you lose


Edward Ruiz, a sixth-grader at Clewiston Middle School, shared his family's experi-
ences with 4H Club, which donated food and supplies to hurricane victims. "Our
clothes were floating in the water," he said.


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON In a national
poll of drivers in the U.S., the
majority of Americans were
shown to believe the most criti-
cal highway safety problem is
the presence of other drivers on
roadways driving under the
influence.
In response to unchanging
numbers of deaths caused by
alcohol-related accidents, the
Clewiston City Commission has
declared the weeks during
December to be known as "You
Drink, You Drive, You Lose"
weeks in the city of Clewiston.
During this period, local and


state law enforcement agencies,
including the Clewiston Police
Department and Hendry County
Sheriff's Office will be cracking
down on drunk drivers and driv-
ers under the influence of drugs,
and will be looking to provide
severe punishments for those
who endanger themselves and
others by driving on the road-
ways while intoxicated.
According to criminal
lawyers impaired driving statis-
tics, the majority of Americans
support stronger penalties for
people convicted of drunk driv-
ing, and the numbers of deaths
See DUI Page4


The story behind a local


author: Earl Thompson


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Index


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Opinion ............ .4
School ............ .7
Sports ............. 12
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By Ideybis Gonzalez
CLEWISTON Born in
Jamaica in 1962, Clewiston
resident Earl Thompson has
published two books and has'
recently finished a new novel
with the entire plot taking
place within his hometown of
Clewiston.
Mr. Thompson says, "Ever
since I can remember growing
up as a child, I would rather
stay at home and read."
While living in Jamaica Mr.
Thompson became a cop and
remained one for 12 years,
from 1980-1992, he also mar-
ried had a child. Shortly after
he divorced and moved to
Canada, he lived there for 10
years. He then remarried and
had another child. After mov-
ing to the United States, Earl


was once again divorced and
then remarried his current
wife, who is his number one
fan. Throughout all that time,
Mr. Thompson never stopped
his writing.
According to Earl, he was
born with a special talent -
writing and expressing his feel-
ings in poetry. He has won two
international awards for poet-
ry, one from the international
society of poets.
"As a child, while living in
Jamaica, I didn't have a televi-
sion at my house but, I would
go over to my uncle's house,
which he did have, and I
would watch movies. I was so
infatuated with film making,"
said Earl..
His poetry reflects love, life
stories of those close to him
and of himself. I wrote the


story about Clewiston,
because I got a lot of ideas
since I have been here. The
story is about a teenager who
believes that her ideal mate
was not to be found anywhere
in Clewiston, but she found
him her outlook on love
and life was completely
changed."
Besides his writing and
poetry, he also enjoys doing
screenplays.
"I am mostly concentrating
in screenplays, this is my main
focus right now," said Earl. I
am currently under contract
with Screen Play Agency,
which is well known. This
agency allows me to turn in
my scripts and have them
reviewed by screenplay direc-
See Author- Page 10


Submitted to INI
Convention
Local democrats received the opportunity to rub shoul-
ders with top democrats of the party. Rubbing shoulders
with John Edwards, who lost the 2004 vice-presidential
bid with presidential hopeful John Kerry is Hendry Coun-
ty Democratic Committee Chairman Grenville Williams.
The theme of the convention was, "On the path to victo-
ry." Mr. Williams said it was the best convention he had
ever attended.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 22, 2005


Obituaries


Crosby Austin Goodson
Crosby Austin Goodson, 21
months, of Lakeland, Florida,
passed away Dec. 14, 2005 in
Tampa, Flori-
da. Crosby
was born
March 7, 2004
in Bartow,
Florida. He
was a member
of Edgewood
Baptist
Church.
Survivors Crosby Austin
include: His Goodson
father, Lief G.
Goodson and mother Sally S.
Goodson of Lakeland, Florida;
sister, Adeline Goodson; broth-
er, Nathaniel Goodson of Lake-
land, Florida; paternal grandfa-
ther, Lane Goodson and
paternal grandmother Betty Jo
Goodson of Lakeland, Florida;
maternal grandfather, Norman
Austin and maternal grandmoth-
er Sue Austin both of Clewiston.
Private burial was held Satur-
day morning, Dec. 17, 2005 at


Lakeland Memorial Gardens fol-
lowed by memorial services at
Edgewood Baptist Church. All
arrangements by Lakeland
Funeral Home and Memorial
Gardens.
Eddie T. Jones
Eddie T. Jones, 65, of Belle
Glade lost his long battle with
cancer at Glades General Hospi-
tal on Dec. 13, 2005. He was pre-
ceded in death by his daughter
Kristi Wynn Jones; parents, EE &
Hazel Jones and his sister, Jo
Evelyn Faulk.
He is survived by his wife of
42 years, Carolyn; sons Chuck
(Mary) of Lake Placid, Bruce,
David (Tina) of Belle Glade;
granddaughter, BB, grandsons,
Kristopher and Jason; brothers,
'Mike, of Belle Glade, William
Jay, of Clewiston; sisters, Linda
Noland, of Belle Glade, Gail
(Billy) Bennett, of Bassett,
Arkansas; many, many nieces
and nephews and lots of friends.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, Dec. 16, 2005 at Glades


Funeral Chapel interment fol-
lowed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston. All arrangements by
Glades Funeral Belle Glade
Chapel.
Bobby G. Sutton
Bobby G. Sutton, 61, died in
his home in Clewiston in the
company of friends and family
on Dec. 3, 2005 having suffered
a brief illness. He moved to
Clewiston in 1993 to pursue a
childhood dream of living near
the water and making a living
fishing. He most recently served
as a guide out of Roland and
Maryann Martin's Marina.
Bobby was born in Hender-
son, Kentucky and after complet-
ing high school, served in the
82nd Airborne. In 1965 he went
to Viet Nam with the 101st Air-
borne Division. Upon his return
he worked with his father in the
building business until J.W's
retirement and then joined the
carpenters' local working on
high and heavy construction in
Kentucky and Florida.


Mr. Sutton was a Kentucky
Colonel, a member of the Mor-
rocco Shrine and an Elk.
He is survived by Alice, his
wife of 31 years; his mother
Josephine; brothers Larry and
Ronnie of Henderson, Kentucky;
and sister, Greta Harrelson of
Cadiz, Kentucky.
According to his wishes, his
ashes were scattered over Lake
Okeechobee by plane on Satur-
day Dec. 10, 2005.
The family requests that
memorial donations be made to
the Shriners Children's Hospi-
tals.

Engagement


In the Military


Navy Seaman Recruit
Juan Ramirez
Navy Seaman Recruit Juan
Ramirez, son of Paula C. and
Juan M. Ramirez of Clewiston,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Ramirez completed a vari-
ety of training, which included


classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize


the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Ramirez is a 2005 graduate of
Clewiston High School.


High prescription costs have


some patients splitting pills


An advertisement in this
newspaper recently caught my
eye. The ad promoted a device
to split prescription pills.
Pill splitting has become pop-
ular with penny-conscious sen-
ior citizens. The practice has its
advantages and disadvantages.
Why split pills? The most
popular reason is money. Many
prescription medications cost
the same amount per pill no
matter what the dosage. So 100
mg of a medication may cost the
same as 50 mg of the same med-
ication. Buying the higher dose
and cutting it in half cuts the
patient's prescription bill in half.
Some people try to save by
purchasing prescription drugs
from Canada. The companies
that sell these drugs sometimes
don't offer many choices of
dosage. So the purchaser must
cut the pills to get the right
dosage.
Finally, there are patients like
my own mother, who is such a
tiny person that some of her pre-
scriptions just aren't made in the
right dosage for her weight. She
has to cut the pills in half
because she just can't buy the
right dosage.
The disadvantages to splitting
pills are well documented. If you
don't cut the pill exactly even,
the dosage may be slightly high-
er or lower than it should be.
Some pills may crumble when
they are cut, causing you to lose
part of the medication. Some
medications have a coating that
protects the stomach, or allows
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ing.
For those who take several
pills a day, cutting the pills up
also increases the chance that
medications might get mixed
up. A patient might become
confused and take too high a
dosage of a medication. If you
are using the same knife or scis-
sors to cut several types of pre-
scriptions, you might contami-
nate one drug with another.
Before you consider pill split-
ting, discuss it with your doctor.
Find out if he or she would be
willing to prescribe a larger dose
and if the prescriptions you take
can be safely split. Discuss what
you would use to cut the pills in
half, how you would keep such
equipment clean.
The makers of the DemiDose
pill splitter sent me a pill splitter
to try. The little device has, a
lower half that holds the pill in
place and a top with a blade that
cuts like a guillotine after the
two pieces are put together. You
can get different "beds" to hold
the pills in place these pill
beds are made in the right shape
and size for the most commonly
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generic pill bed that can be used
for any other pills. Since you can
order these "beds" for specific
medications, they fit the pills
exactly and do a good job of
holding the pill exactly center. I
found the pill splitter was easy to
use and cut the pills cleanly to a
uniform size.
So I put it to the test by a
frail octogenarian woman who
has been splitting pills for three
different medications. The pill
'beds" worked fine and despite
her arthritis, she could easily
work the DemiDose when it
came to doing the actual split-
ting. She reported the device did
a much cleaner and more even
job of splitting the medications
than she had done with a knife
or scissors, and she didn't lose
any of the pills in the DemiDose.
(She admitted that sometimes
when she tries to cut a pill with
scissors, half would fly across
the room!)
The problem however was
that due to severe arthritis in her
hands, she could not get the
"beds" in and out of the device
easily. She concluded that
because she had three pills to
split, she would need someone
to help her switch the pill "beds"
back and forth, or else get one
pill splitter for each prescription.
Before making any change in
your diet, exercise or medication
program, consult your doctor.
This is especially important if
you are on prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact badly
with foods that might otherwise
be considered "healthy".


Givens Martin
Darryl and Melinda Givens of
Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Sarah Melinda
Ann Givens to Levi Daniel Martin
of Robinson, Illinois.
The prospective groom is the
son of Gregory Martin and Lori
Ireland of Robinson, Illinois.
The wedding is planned for
April 15, 2006.
The bride-to-be is a graduate
of Clewiston High School. She is
planning to attend college after
settling in Jacksonville.
The groom-to-be is an electri-
cian mate in the U.S. Navy, sta-
tioned in Jacksonville, Florida on
the JFK ship.


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to know that we will not be returning to the 626
W. Sugarland Highway (US 27) location, and
are now seeking an alternate office space in
Clewiston more suitable to our needs. We will
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Letter to the Editor,


I have to do something
Dear editor:
Since I have put the letter to the
editor about Family Preservation
Services of Florida (DCF) nothing
has happened. I have made calls to
them but they have not made any
calls to me to fix this problem. The
lady that handles the case makes
excuses. The mother called me and
threatened me and I told the lady
and she took her side! I would not
be writing this if they would follow
their case plan. We did not go to
jail, she did. In the case plan, it says
the father can get his son on


Wednesday after school for a cou-
ple hours she said no. I called
the lady at the DCF about it and she
said that is between them. But it is
in the case plan by DCF they give
a case plan but they do not follow
through with it. I'm not doing this
to be mean, but I'm the one that
sees the sadness in my husband's
face not being with his son. I'm
sorry if I had made anyone mad or
hurt their feelings, but I have to do
something to get them to do what
is right.
Thankyou,
DeborahElkins


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. How cold is
too cold to leave your dog out at
night? Thanks Doc, Joe in Loxa-
hatchee.
A: Dear Joe, that's a very impor-
tant question to ask. This is such a
wonderful time of the year for
Floridians. Not only is Christmas
just in a few days, but we are start-
ing to have the wonderful cooler
temperatures we all look forward
to. As we love this cooler time of
the year, so do our pets. Have you
noticed your dog has a little extra
happy step when it's cool outside?
They seem more frisky! Well, cool,
fun temperatures when the sun is
out is one thing, but some of these
lows we get at night is too low. In
fact, sometimes they are so low
that we worry about our crops.
Some of these cooler nights can be
way too cool for your dog too.
Especially for the little dogs. Little
dogs have a smaller surface body
area, and cannot afford to give off
and lose too much body heat or
they will freeze! Bigger dogs can
tolerate it more, and still yet, some
nights are way too cold for them.
Never tie up your dog outside at
night where he cannot seek shelter.
Better yet, I feel all dogs should be
well protected at night in some
kind of a shelter. Even snow dogs
are different once they acclimate to
Florida. They get thinner blood -


Doc Savvy
just like they snow-birds do! Now if
you are asking for a temperature
reading, anything below 60
degrees is too cold for a little dog, '
ahd below 50 is too cold for a big


dog. They all must have a safe
place to get away from the winds.
Hope that helps Joe. Merry
Christmas, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. We have


heard you mention on your radio
show that one can cook a meal for
their dogs. I really want to give my
dogs Beauty and Beast something
wonderful for Christmas dinner,
but don't want to give them diar-
rhea. What do you recommend?
Thanks Doc, Jennifer in Clewiston.
A: Dear Jennifer. Again a great
question! Yes you can cook for
them, or better yet, there are a few
things, which are okay to give that
you. may be already cooking for
you and your family. Turkey is a
wonderful choice for dogs. If you
are making a turkey for Christmas,
save a little white meat for Beauty
and Beast. Now, this means no fat,
no skin, and no bones! Also, no
stuffing, green bean casserole or
pumpkin pie! Okay, if you can, add
some steamed fresh veggies, and a
little cooked rice to their turkey -
that is good too! I wouldn't do any-
thing else Jennifer. Also portion size
is the key too. Not more than a
measuring cup and a half.
Enjoy the holidays Jennifer, Doc
Savvy
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into The
Savvy Vet Show each and every
Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5's
The Big Dawg.


Quietly receiving God's gift this year


Community Briefs


Homestead exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Coun-
ty property appraiser, announces
that property owners who have
established a new permanent resi-
dence in Hendry County, or have
changed ownership in any manner
must make a new application and
qualify for the $25,000 Homestea4
exemption. If you have established
residency before Jan. 1, 2006, you
can come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need addi-
tional information, please feel free
to call the Clewiston office at (863)
983-3178. Clewiston office hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Fri-
day. Our temporary office is located
at 100 E. El Paso on the corner of El
Paso and Central.
Post hurricane help
First United Methodist Church
of Clewiston is coordinating sev-


DUI

Continued From Page 1
from alcohol-related accidents per
year are not decreasing.
The approaching holiday sea-
son brings the increased risk of Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
cases, a sad circumstance consid-
ering the true intention of the cele-
bration of the Christmas holidays.
Regardless, holiday parties and cel-
ebrations many times will lead to
bad decisions by participants that
climb into a car while drunk.
To help curb the number of DUI
cases and deaths from alcohol-
related deaths in Florida, the state
has created a program to raise
awareness of the problem, and to
help reduce the risk of being hurt in
an alcohol-related accident.
Clewiston city officials have
jumped at the chance to participate
in the program, and hope to help
raise awareness during "You Drink,
You Drive, You Lose" weeks.
"The City Commission supports
the initiatives of the mobilization,
including public education and
awareness, and strong enforce-


eral work teams coming into
Clewiston to help with debris
removal, chainsaw work, plac-
ing roof tarps, or general labor
needs as a result of Hurricane
Wilma. If you have a non-finan-
cial need, which we might help
with, please call 983-5269.
Because of volume and safety
concerns, we may not be able to
address all requests, but we will
meet as many as possible. Priori-
ty will be given to the elderly or
incapacitated. OV
Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the
Workforce Innovation agency
has been forced to relocate.
They are currently in operation
and are located at 215 San Frisco
Street. Representatives from
Children and Family will also be
present.


ment of Driving Under the Influ-
ence Laws," said Clewiston Mayor
Mali Chamness. "We encourage
the citizens of Clewiston to drive
responsibly and avoid the tragic
consequences of impaired driv-
ing," she said at the Dec. 19 regular
meeting of the city commission.
The state of Florida and city of
Clewiston proclaimed a commit-
ment towards enhancing the quali-
ty of life and the safety of the mil-
lions of people who work, live, and
vacation in the state, according to a
proclamation read by Mayor
Chamness on Monday. .
The proclamation also empha-
sized impaired driving as a serious
crime, which contributed to.23,013
alcohol-related crashes in the state
of Florida dunng 2004 resulting in
1,093 deaths and 17,580 injuries.
During the 2004 Christmas holi-
day, 33 people were killed in traffic
crashes, 15 of which were alcohol
related.
Statistics show that every 32
minutes, someone in the U.S. dies
in an alcohol- or drug-related crash,
and every two minutes someone is
injured in an impaired-driving
crash.


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By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
On Christmas Day a small
manger scene sat on a table just
inside the doorway of a neatly
kept home. People hurried past it
all day, barely noticing the tiny fig-
ures gathered around the infant
tucked into golden straw. In the
morning children raced by it on
their way to the Christmas tree
with attention focused on the gifts
underneath. At noon, arriving
guests pushed past it, one acci-
dentally knocking over a shep-


By Mark Young

Merry Christmas to all that's
right, I said, "Christmas".
And the political correct (PC)
police can stuff it down the chim-
ney for all I care. I savor my consti-
tutional right of
free speech and
enforce the
right of free-
dom of the
press in telling
the doomsayers
of radical PC
enforcement
that you cannot
deny me the Mark
right to not only Young
celebrate my
beliefs, but to wish happiness of
this holy day upon the rest of the

What is it that I'm saying when I
wish the world a merry Christmas?
Am I truly offending anyone by
expressing my hope that everyone
finds joy and peace in times of tur-
moil and strife? By me saying,
"Merry Christmas," am I going out
of my way to exclude anyone in the
simple wish of feeling the holiday
warmth?
By all means, have a happy holi-
day, or even a happy festivus, made
famous on the Jerry Seinfeld show.
Celebrate your day the way you see
fit and be proud of who you are
and the beliefs that make up the
foundation of the way you view the
world.
I wish you happiness and it is
my hope that you wish me the
same. Christmas has many mean-
ings. To some, it is indeed a true cel-
ebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
To others it is a day of sharing love
with family and friends. To the
innocent children, it is a day ofwak-
ing up to an array of multi-colored
packages, lights, and decorations,
which sends bountiful streams of
glee running through their little
souls.
I deny the PC police the right to


herd as he took
off his jacket.
Later in the
afternoon a
well-fed group
slowly moved
by the manger
again as they
drifted from
the dining area
back into the John
living room. Hicks
No one
seemed to even notice the
manger almost no one. An
old woman, walking with a


take that away and I am saddened
when I often hear that Christmas
has lost its meaning to so many
who have become discouraged at
the commercialism of this holiday
and have lost that special joy that
seems to infect so many of us at this
time of year.
Christmas, like life, is what you
make of it. Sure, I'm not overly
thrilled when I start hearing Christ-
mas music the day after Halloween
and shortly thereafter, Christmas
decorations spring up in depart-
ment stores like an invading weed
that has gone unattended.
Sure, I'm not overly thrilled
when many people make Santa
Claus the ultimate symbol of Christ-
mas. Sure, I feel the economical
stress associated with this time of
overindulgence. But thinking back
through my many Christmases and
thinking ahead to hopefully many
more, I will always understand its
meaning.
It is simply a day of family. It is,
celebrating the birth of each and
every person that you love, no mat-
ter your beliefs. It is the joy of
watching that wide-eyed child
make a gleeful beeline to the
Christmas tree, laughing hysterical-
ly at the pile of decadence below. It
is that soulful hug of a parent
embracing their child who has
returned from war, wearing his uni-
form with pride and honor.
It is the knowing look of hus-
band and wife who oversee their
creations with the pureness of love
rushing through their hearts like a
cascading waterfall streaming over
the cliff's edge and crashing into
the rocks below in an everlasting
symphony of harmony. And think,
for just a moment, how God must
feel on this day when he views his
creations.
To all, I wish that special merri-
ment. To all, I hope that the mean-
ing of this day is not lost on you, no
matter your religious beliefs. To all,
I wish you a merry Christmas.


cane, paused in front of the
scene. Gently she put the shep-
herd back in an upright position.
Then she looked at the child in
the middle of the figures.
Presently, she became aware of
a small grandson by her side. As
voices drifted in from the living
room, the two continued to look
deeply on the scene. At length, a
smile spread across the
woman's face. The child took
her hand. In the midst of a day
filled with much busyness, the
two of them quietly received
God's gift.


God came to a humble maid-
en in an obscure village called
Nazareth. An angel told her that
she would bear a child. That
child would be the hope of the
world. And He is.
This Christmas, in the midst
of the hustle and bustle, in the
midst of recovering from Wilma,
in the midst of Christmas, in the
midst of a day filled with much
business, may you find reason to
pause and quietly receive God's
gift a gift of hope, of love, and
of peace. Merry Christmas from
my family to yours.


Christmas: A sacred story and a light


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
The most famous story begins,
"It came to pass in those days..." It
is about the birth that the world
gets ready to celebrate once
more. It is about a young maiden
and her husband, no room at the
inn and makeshift accommoda-
tions in a stable, about visitors,
curious shepherds and the angels
from heaven proclaiming, "Glory
to God in the highest..."
There are many times that an
older couple will tell me how they
met, or someone will tell me
about how a career got underway,
or about how they got involved in


something that had become a life-
long avocation. I've heard many
times that, "We met at a wedding
reception" or "I .-' -"-"-
ran into him
when I was
working at the
office where he 7
used to visit." A
dentist told me
about begin-
ning in civil
engineering
and deciding Samuel S.
he would bet- Thomas
ter serve peo-
ple by building bridges in mouths
rather than on highways, and his
beginning a new career that was
to change his life.


A friend told me of his interest
in amateur radio being truck
when someone teased him and
told him that it was a hobby for
"intelligent' people". People
invariably tell me about turning
points and key persons in their
walk in faith,-and where it all
began to come together.
The Christmas story, the begin-
nings of a faith that changed the
world, begins by telling about a
decree by a tyrant and a carpenter
with a betrothed who must follow
his edict about the census. It is
about how all that was promised
really got started about the
hope people waited for was final-
ly no longer just a hope but.
becoming a reality in their time.
It is our remembrance of how
it really happened that God would
come into the world and would
share something here in his cre-
ation. It is about being found wor-
thy and being one of us. I am
never tired of hearing the story
and many times something new
will "jump out" to show me
something that was there that I
hadn't thought about before. Like
all of the great stories, it is a love
story, and lets us know that it is
more than "they lived happily
ever after" but that there are diffi-
culties and struggles along the
way that makes it all worthwhile.
There is an Oriental saying
that, "A journey' of a thousand
miles begins with a single step"
and for the faithful, Christmas is


that step. People no longer have
to wait and wonder, the journey
has begun and we take time out
yearly to remember how it begun.
Each year the words of Isaiah,
quoted by Matthew, "the.people
living in darkness have seen a
great light has dawned (chapter
4,verse 16)." The star in the East is
a sign of that light, the lights that
illuminate our homes in recalling
the story are that light, the light in
the eyes of children as they shout,
"It's Christmas" is that light, and
the light that comes into the
hearts of people worshipping and
hearing the story begin once
more: "And it came to pass in
those days..." is that light. In
John's Gospel we hear also that,
"In him was life, and the life was
the light of men chapterr, verse
4)." That light is still with us; gov-
ernments, tyrants, social move-
ments, political upheaval, radical
changes have not been able to
put it out. The meaning of Christ-
mas still is with us the story
remains.
We take time out during each
year to commemorate how it all
began for us; to give thanks to
God and to celebrate with one
another our many blessings and
gifts from the one who started his
journey in a stable on a cold win-
ter night, with a star to be a guid-
ing light to all who came and that
light being with us each day ever
after. Merry Christmas and God's
blessings to all.


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Foley plea to senate: pass child protection Voice your opinion in Speak Out, Page 4


5


WASHINGTON D.C. Con-
gressman Mark Foley (FL-16), co-
chairman of the House Missing and
Exploited Children's Caucus, urged
the Senate to move forward on
child protection legislation that has
been stalled in the Senate since this
fall. The House passed its child pro-
tection bill in September by a bipar-
tisan vote of 371 to 52.
"Each day that passes is another
day lost to sex offenders who can
take advantage of loopholes and
gaps in our laws," said Foley. "The
senate has the ability to make good
on our promises to parents and vic-
tims of sexual predators to protect
children. I know parents across the
country are eager to see this legisla-
tion become law."
In November, John Walsh
urged the Senate in an editorial
- to move forward on the stalled
legislation as well, saying, "How
many more children and other vic-
tims need to suffer before our elect-
ed officials do the right thing and
pass this legislation. Enough is
enough. We see what these preda-
tors do and we know how easily
they disappear. Congress needs to
act now and pass this legislation
immediately. They owe it to Carlie
Brucia, Jessica Lunsford, Shasta


OKEECHOBEE Law enforce-
ment officials are searching for a 3-
year-old girl who was allegedly
abducted by her biological father in
November.
They are also concerned
because the girl suffers from asth-
ma and is on an inhaler, and they
are worried she may not be receiv-
ing her medication.
Missing is Frankesha Ali Berry.
Frankesha is African-American and
is described as standing three-feet
tall and weighing 32 pounds.
When last seen on Nov. 25, she
was wearing blue jeans and a blue
jeans jacket and her hair was braid-
ed-with white beads.
According to the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Frankesha
was reportedly taken by her biolog-
ical father, Frank David Berry.
Berry, 23, is also an African-Ameri-
can. He is five feet, four inches tall
and weighs 120 pounds. He has a
front tooth that is capped in gold,
has "Nino" tattooed on his chest
and also has the tattoo of a panther
on his right shoulder. :


Groene and all the other precious
children who were abducted,
abused and murdered by repeat
sex offenders."
Letter Foley sent to each mem-
ber of the Senate is provided below:
Dear Senator:
As co-chairman of the Congres-
sional Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren's Caucus, I respectfully urge
you to contact Majority Leader Frist
and Minority Leader Reid and ask
them to bring up either H.R. 3132,
the Children's Safety Act or S. 1086,
the Sex Offender Registration and
Notification Act, for a vote in the
Senate before you recess at the end
of the month. Passage of either of
these bills will save a child's life.
In the past few years, the term
"sex offender" seems to be repeat-
edly in the news. Most people
assume this means a person like
John Couey (the man convicted of
killing Jessica Lunsford) or Joseph
Smith (the man convicted of killing
Carlie Brucia). While both of these.
crimes, which occurred in my
home state of Florida, are horrific
and despicable, stranger abduc-
tions and murders are not the typi-
cal sex offense.
Out of the more than 550,000
registered sex offenders in the Unit-


Frank
David Berry
Apparently Fra
Okeechobee visi
mother when Fran
put her in his G\
and left the area.
Although it's no
where Frank Be
known that he ha
Beach County.
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Monticello.
If anyone has
the whereabouts
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Okeechobee Cc
Office at (863) 763


ed States, most are convicted of
sexual assault; possession, produc-
tion or distribution of child pornog-
raphy; kidnapping;-child prostitu-
tion just to name a few.
There are overwhelming statis-
tics out there including the fact
that we are missing 100,000 to
150,000 sex offenders or that one in
five children ages 10-17 received a
sexual solicitation or approach
while on the Internet in the past
year. But, an example of what our
law enforcement is facing says it all:
I recently heard a story-which
I am deeply saddened to say hap-
pens more often than we could
imagine of a federal agent who
seized countless images of child
pornography. He told me that dur-
ing his raid of a couple's home he
found dozens of images of three-,
four- and five-year-old girls whose
eyes were swollen shut because of
all the crying they did when they
were being sexually assaulted and
photographed. Upon further inves-
tigation it was discovered that
some of the pedophiles who com-
mitted these crimes were the chil-
dren's own parents!
These are the people we need
to keep track of, and that is what
H.R. 3132 and S. 1086 are designed


individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper upon the final dis-
position of their case, may do so
forpublication.


Dec. 5
Billy Bailey, 27., of Ft. Laud-
erdale, was arrested by Deputy
Frankesha Shannon McGrory on an active
Ali Berry warrant 'for VOP. He remains in
custody with no privilege of bond.
ankesha was in Leslie Camel, 31, of Belle Glade
ting her grand- was arrested by Deputy Shannon
k Berry allegedly McGrory on an active warrant for
IC pickup truck VOP. He remains in custody with
no privilege of bond.
ot known exactly Tommie Thicklin, 30, of Clewis-
erry lives, it is ton was arrested by Detective Steve
is family in Palm Harris on the charge of DWLS and


ler mother live in

information on
of Frankesha Ali
:ed to contact the
county Sheriff's
-3117.


State a oerncies encourage


awareness of drunkeness


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) and the Florida Office of
Drug Control are sponsoring high
visibility DUI enforcement opera-
tions during the last three weeks of
December as part of the Drunk and
Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention
Month Enforcement Wave.
State and local law enforcement
agencies in all 67 Florida counties
have been, asked to participate in
the DUI wave between Dec. 10,
2005 and Jan. 1,2006.
"There were 293 fatal traffic
crashes last year during the month
of December," said the Governor's
Highway Safety Representative and
FDOT Assistant Secretary Kevin
Thibault. "It was the worst month
for fatal crashes during 2004 and
contributed to the record fatality
numbers reported for the year."
The Florida Department of
Transportation and Florida Office of
Drug Control suggest the following
tips for those who plan on drinking
alcoholic beverages this holiday
season:
e Don't risk getting sent to jail. If
you plan to drink, don't drive. Take
mass transit, a taxicab or ask a
sober friend to drive you home.
Choose a sober designated
driver before taking the first drink.
Designated drivers are not those
individuals who drank the least. Be
sure the designated driver has had
nothing to drink before taking the


wheel.
Spend the night where the
activity or party is being held. Party
hosts should prepare accommoda-
tions or safe rides home for alcohol
consuming partygoers.
Party hosts should also make
sure all those consuming alcohol
are of legal drinking age.
Report impaired drivers to law
enforcement. Anyone can do this by
dialing *FHP on their cellular phone.
Always wear your safety belt..
This is the best defense against an
impaired driver.
"Substance abuse impaired
driving is not an accident it's a
crime that can be prevented," said
Florida Office of Drug Control
Director Jim McDonough. "There is
no excuse for substance abuse
impaired driving. People over the
age of 21 who choose to drink alco-
hol need to have a predetermined
plan of where they are going and
how they are getting there before
any alcohol enters their system."
The December holidays are tradi-
tionally one of the deadliest times of
the year on the nation's highways,
and driving under the influence of
alcohol and/or drugs accounts for 40
percent of the problem.
A partial list of the DUI enforce-
ment activities being conducted
during the 3D Month DUI Enforce-
ment Wave is available on the You
Drink and Drive. You Lose. Web
site, www.fl-dui.com.


Bird watching
This Florida Red Shouldered Hawk paid a visit to a
clothesline pole near a house up on the Kissimmee
Prairie Thursday, Dec. 7.


to do. These two bills contain,
among other things, an overhaul of
our nation's sex offender registra-
tion and notification laws. The bills
wei'e drafted over year ago in con-
junction with the National Center
for Missing and Exploited Children,
the U.S. Department of Justice and
state law enforcement agencies.
They are not a knee jerk reaction to
recent events.
I know that there are some dif-
ferences outside of the scope of
the original legislation between
the two bills that are holding. up
action in the Senate. However, we
cannot resolve those differences
unless the Senate acts on the bill.
Again, please contact ybur lead-
ership and ask them to have a floor
vote on either S. 1086 or H.R. 3132
before you recess at the end of this
month. You can stop another child
from being harmed. Please pass
the sex offender bill now.
Thank you for your considera-
tion.
Sincerely,
MarkFoley
Co-Chair, congressional
missing and exploited
children's caucus


Abducted girl is still Glades County Sheriff's

sought by authorities Office Arrest Report

t F.ditor's note: The following an active St. Lucie County warrant.


He remains in custody with bond
set at $750.

Dec. 7
Rebecca Smith, 20, of.Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Holly Ramsey on an active warrant
forVOP. She was later ROR'ed.

Dec.10
Elton Huston, 55, of Palmdale
was arrested by Deputy Robert
Davis on the charge of DUI. He was
later released on a $750 surety
bond.
Donald Brown, Jr., 44, of Lake-
port was arrested by Deputy Tito
Nieves on the charge of DWLS and
an active Lee County warrant. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$1,000.


Hendry County Sheriff's News


Sheriff' Office to
sponsor training class
Sheriff Ronnie L t I l eased
to announce that persons IiLe.
ested in becoming an auxiliary
deputy sheriff will be able to
complete their training here in
Hendry County. Stating the
important role of the auxiliary,
Sheriff Lee has arranged with the
Southwest Florida Criminal Jus-
tice Academy in Fort Myers for a
course to be held in Hendry
County to make it more conven-
ient for those wishing to attend.
Class dates and times are being
scheduled 'and will be
announced in the near future.
For more information on the
auxiliary and/or to sign up for
the class, please contact Nick
Smith at (863) 674-4060 ext. 102.


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Stolen four-wheeler
recovered by HC SO
Acting on information
received by a concerned citizen
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigation
Division recovered a 2006 yellow
in color Suzuki Quad 700 4X4
ATV before the owner was aware
it had been stolen. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee stated that the tip led investi-
gators to 3004 Lady Lane near
LaBelle where Lionel Pequeno
voluntarily opened a shed that
contained a four-wheeler. Fur-
ther investigation revealed the
four-wheeler had been stolen
from the residence of Sonja
Jameson at 4560 Ft. Denaud
Road. Pequeno was charged
with grand theft and booked into
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Letters to Santa


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Editor's note: The following
letters were typed exactly as they
were written.


boys and girls. Your wife is so
pretty. And I am pretty.


Eastside Mrs. Vitale
r-I il f1 -l-- _l-


elE mental School


Mrs. Cavanaugh
second grade
Dear Santa,
S How are you been I have been
a good boy? I'm getting a game
Iboy name King Kong my brother
is getting a Xbox 360 for Christ-
mas. Oh even for my birthday I'm
getting a fly pentop for Christmas I
want a pet dog I want a scooter
skateboard and othe stuff. Even
I'm leaving you some cookies and
milk?
Love,
Javonta
Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? How many
toys did you make this year? For
Christmas I would like a gocart
and a Playstation 3 for Christmas
and a XBOX 300. I think you are
the best I am going to give you
cookies By Santa.
From Mason Miller
Dear Santa,
How is'Rudolp? How do rein-
deer fly? I have been a good girl.
For Christmas I would like Bratzs
dolls. There names are Valentina
and Oriana and a wild wild west
bratz doll named Kiana. and a
new bike.
Thank you for my present.
Love,
LacieSteadley
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How do
you get around the world in 12
hours? I've been a good girl. I am
going to leave you some cookies
and milk. I want for Christmas I
would like a Bratz Bike and phoe
and paintball gun and Bratz doll
Jade.
Love,
KendraJohnson
Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus did you have
a good Thanksgiving. I've been
very good this year. For Christmas
I would like a cell phone a bike
and Cinderella doll. Santa thank
you for all my presents. I love you
Santa and your wife. I will leave
you some milk and cookies. And I
love your reindeers. i love your


Love,
Nigeria Warren


second grade
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Mrs. Claus doin
are you doing? I bet it is
there. Some kids in my c
not believe in you, But
heard a lot of songs abo
Santa will you get me two
talkies. Merry Christmas


Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing'
those reindeer and elf? T
Claus I said hi and Rudo
red nose reindeer. I what a
And Santa Claus I have bee
hope you forgive me. I we
be bad agin. Merry Chi
Santa.

Dear Santa Claus,
Hello my name is Rube
are you and your elves ai
Santa Claus? How are you
South pole? And how ar
reindeers? I can't wait I
come. I collect balls. I
motorcycle.

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? I am finE
are the elves doing? Did yc
that I believe in you because
were not real then who
dilever presents. I want
Wheels toy set and a X6
box and jump shoes ar
were did you get the hat a
suit.

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi my name is Leyda.
good at school. How are y
Mrs. Claus? I am giving you
ent your favorite cookies
meeting you. Merry Christn


Mrs.Way EES
second grade
Dear Santa,
My name is Shaelyn Wr
I am in Mrs. Way's second


Submitted to INI/Mary Ann Ms
Pictured are members of the Clewiston Middle Schoo
Beta Club showing off their award winning T-shirt in Orl
Front row: Marissa Mighty; second row: Mrs. Mammen,
Whidden, Shelby Mitchell and Kruti Patel; third row:
Espinoza, Taylor Beatty, Shalonda Rouse, Lindsey Gr<
Ashely Haggins, Michelle Milian, Mrs. Caulkins; fourth
Brittini Lallo, Bryan Bacallao, Jennifer Pointer, Brandi
ring, Jessica McCrain, Enedina Martinez, and Paul Ran


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class at Eastside Elementary
School. How IS Mrs. Santa? She's
probably working hard. This year
for Christmas I would like laptop
and a cell phone. I will leave you
milk and cookies.
Love,
Shaelyn Wren


g? How Dear Santa,
old uo My name is Cole Upthegrove
lass do and I am in Mrs. Way second
I do. I grade class at Eastside Elemen-
ut you. tary School. How are you doing?
walkie How are the evles doing? I bet
they are working hard. Do you
Love remember where I live. I live in
Karie Labelle. This year for Christmas I
a a would like a cell phone, Play Sta-
? With tion 3, and a Dirt bike. Merry
ell Mrs Chrismas.
lh th Love,
aph the Cole Upthegrove
Game.
n badI Mrs. Martinez
11 never
ristmas second grade
Dear Santa,
Love, I know that I have been bad
Angelo but I can change a lot. It have
been hard for me. Will you
n. How please get me a batz bed and
nd Mrs. doll.
j in the Love,
re your Tamesyia Porter
:ill you Dear Santa,
want a For Christmas I want a PS3
and a XBOX 360 for on Decem-
Love, ber the 26, I'm going to play my
Ruben PS3 and myXBOX 360.
Thomas Isaac Bonds
e. How Dear Santa,
)u how I hope you gringk and weat
e if you the cookes and milk that we left
would on the table.
a Air The cookes are chochlit
Game cookes and their real good. I hope
nd hey you give us a lots of presents like
and the a colering book with a truck and
cares and that's all I wont thank
Love, you for these presents.
Tyler Cosme Mendoza
Dear Santa,
I been For Christmas I want a doll
ou and and a bike and also a band new
apres- game so I could put on my
s. Nice playstation and a little puppy
nas. with blak spots around it and a
Love, club house.
Leyda Love,
Patricia Tellez
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a baby
bratz doll and bratz bike and a
en and baby puppy and a rabbit.
1 grade Love,
SgCrystal Reyna
Dear Santa,
I hope that you have a good
S holiday on Christmas. And I love
Sour priestens so much. Dec. is
the greatest! And your priestens
T the greatest! Happy holiday!
SThan. ',-cu '
S Love,
Lilibeth Carrera
Mrs. Harris
second grade
SDear Santa Claus,
MY name is Logan Fletcher, I
am in Mrs. Harris's class at East-
side. How is Mrs. Claus? There
are three things I want for Christ-
mas. First, I want a Golf cart.
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want some pretty clothes. Next I
want some boots. Last, I want a
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am in Mrs. Harris's class at East-
side. How is Mrs. Claus doing?
There are three things I want for
Christmas a bumpering game.
Next, I want a tumble time Tig-
ger. Last, I want a guess who.
Have a Merry Christmas Santa.
Love,
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Dear Santa,
My name is CLAy Unthegrove
and I am in Mrs. Harris's class a
Eastside. How are Dixon and
Prancer? There are three things I
want for Christmas, First, I want
a science Lab Kit. Next, I want
two zillion and nine box toos.
Last, I want Roller skate shoes. I
love you have a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Clay
Ms. Henson
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Dear, Santa
How are you doing in such a
cold winter day. How are the
beautiful reindeers, This is hat I
want for Chrismas I want a
mocontroll hummer car from
walmartin Miami. And I am
going to leave you some cookies
and milk love you Santa and Mrs.
Clause
Love,
Tierra Hanks
Dear Santa,
How are you I've been a good
boy in I want a gametecall
grandtheft auto 4 in can you bye
me a play station 3 in will leave
you some food in milk in I love
you can you bye me a gameboy,
Jose E.
Dear Santa,
I've been a good little girl this
year. Santa I want a electric
scooter and a hummer remote
ca! So Santa what have you been
doing lately? I have long hair. And
brown bright eyes. Santa you you
know what I was wondering!
What was your wife name! But I
have seen you before! Santa I
love ypu! And you know what
Santa I also like your mustach to!
And you know that to I bet you
been a big good man to! Santa I
will leave you milk and cookies!
Love,
AlleviaJackson
I love you Santa!
Dear Santa,
I've been good in school how
are you doing Snata, What kind
food do you eat what kind food
do you feed your reindeer. Do
you no what do I want for
Crismass I want a X-box 360 and
I want a bike.
Thank you,
Fermin
Dear Santa,
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a good girl this year and I want a
4-Wheeler and some more stuff
animals and a hummer remote
car and some makeup & babies
& more play cars & a vacation to
Hawaii & a hot tub & a cell
phone & a big bite &adrum set &
a scooter & a dert bike& a go cart
love Santa and I will put cookes
and milk thanks for the presents.
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These three Christmas cards postmarked in the 1920s all send "warm wishes" from Florida. Greeting cards from the early years
of the century were postcards and cost a penny to send.


Florida Christmas mail is unique

By MaryAnn Morris
The Town of Christmas near ". -,
Fort Christmas on State Road 50 .
between Orlando and Titusville,
has its own post office, founded in -
1892. Today, it postmarks aroundS FL
400,000 pieces of mail "Christmas
Florida".
In the pioneer days, before early AF.
settlements and towns had post
offices of their own, mail got where i
it was going by the grace of God .
and the kindness of neighbors.
Whoever was going to the nearest
any local mail and bring it back to .
his home settlement. The first post
office in "Tantie", which was to ,
become Okeechobee, was said to
be in a box under the bed of the
postmistress, Mattie Raulerson
Walker.
Christmas is a major holiday
here in Florida. We not only have a
Christmas parade, we have boat
parades, too! Is there a Northern
"transplant" or Snow Bird who
hasn't sent a Florida themed Christ-
mas card back north? Florida
Christmas cards have been around The post office at Christmas Florida does a landslide business in December, sending mail
for a long, long time! postmarked from Christmas.

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incentives to boost low-income
housing construction for Florida


victims of hurricanes Rita and
Wilma.
The measure was advocated
by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson, a
democrat, and Mel Martinez, a


republican, as part of a broader
package of tax incentives aimed
at helping the rebuilding efforts
mostly along the Gulf coast in
the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
"These last two hurricane
seasons have been historical,
and the destruction our con-
stituents have faced is unprece-
dented," Nelson and Martinez
wrote in a letter to Senate lead-


ers urging passage of the meas-
ure. "No [hurricane relief] bill
would be complete that does not
also address the needs of Flori-
da's many victims."
Specifically, their measure
gives Florida an extra $3.5 mil-
lion on top of the $31 million it
receives to use as incentives for
developers who build low-
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for Kissinmee River


By Pete Gawda


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KISSIMMEE RIVER There
is good news for those environ-
mentalists that have been eager-
ly awaiting the completion of the
Kissimmee River restoration.
Construction was scheduled
to begin on Phase II in 2007.
However, on Dec. 1 the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
announced that construction
would begin in January of 2006.
Phase 1 of the project was
completed in 2001.
COE spokesman Barry Vorce
stated that the timetable for the
project was moved up because
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez was
instrumental in securing funding
for the project.
Original plans had called for
Phase II to begin at the southern
end of the reconstructed area
and proceed downriver. What
will actually happen, according
to South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD)
spokesperson Missy Barletto, is
that construction will begin at
the northern end of the complet-
ed reconstruction and go upriver
to the first weir that is located
near the southern boundary of
the Kissimmee Prairie State
Park.
Her organization is responsi-
ble for acquisition of land for the
reconstruction, while COE is
responsible for construction and
backfill.
She said that purchase of
land on the southern end of the


reconstruction area was close to
schedule. The recent purchase
of a large tract of land from
Lykes Brothers was the last large
tract of land to be bought. She
said there are still some 30
landowners who own smaller
parcels, and that dealing with
them will take more time.
Mrs. Barletto said it would
take about 18 months to com-
plete construction of this phase.
During that time navigation on
the river will be interrupted.
"I am impressed with the
progress I've seen today," said
Sen: Martinez at the conclusion
of a tour of Phase I on Dec. 1. "As
a result of the Corps' (COE)
work, we are seeing the restora-
tion of an environmental legacy
of which we can all be proud.
The Corps calls it Phase I I call
it progress."
Phases II and III of the project
will restore an additional 27
miles of the river and reclaim
14,000 acres of wetland,
increase colonization of plant
and animal species and improve
sport fishing.
"The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is proud to be a part-
ner in restoring this key element
of the central and south Florida
ecosystem," announced Assis-
tant Secretary of the Army John
Paul Woodley. "This project will
not only return the Kissimmee to
its natural state, it will also
reclaim 26,000 acres of valuable
wetlands, enhance habitat and
provide flood protection."


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tened to the stories of hurricane vic-
tims while distributing relief sup-
plies at the school offices. There are
still many people forced to live with
family and friends, such as Tina
Whidden, whose home in Clewis-
ton was rendered uninhabitable
after the storm blew off the roof
and collapsed parts of the walls of
the home.
"My family has been forced to
leave our home, that we spent so
many years to build, and now
we're stuck waiting for a way to get
it repaired," said Whidden, who
had to fight back tears while speak-
ing to members of 4H. "Our insur-
ance company has yet to respond
to the-adjustment we had more
than a month ago, and we're still
looking for answers," she said.
Unfortunately, Whidden's story.
is not an uncommon or isolated
case, as there are still hundreds of
displaced individuals forced to seek
alternate places of residence while
they continue their daily routines of
work and school.
Sixth-grader Edward Ruiz, and


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Author Earl Thompson's lat-
est novel takes place in his
hometown of Clewiston.


student at Clewiston Middle
School, evacuated with his mother
from their home before the storm.
The pair was able to escape imme-
diate danger, but returned home to
find devastation at their doorstep.
"We got away from the house
and went to Montura for the storm,
but when we came back, every-
thing was so bad," said Ruiz, who
was given toys and relief supplies
by the volunteers from 4H. "Our
clothes were floating in the water,"
he said.
The 4H Club of Hendry County
helped coordinate the food and
supply drive, with the help of the
Plant City charter of 4H. According
to the clubs, donations and helping
hands have been coming in sur-
prising numbers.
"Our members sold pigs for the
Hillsborough County Fair in the fall,
and one of our sponsored pigs was
a little bit undersized, but we sent
him to be showcased anyway,"
said Dickerson. "He ended up
being the last-place pig in the judg-
ing aspect of the fair. However, we
came around to the auction, and of
course we didn't expect any huge
bids. Then we announced that the
proceeds from the sale of the pig


Author
Continued From Page 1
tors and get the opportunity to
be selected."
Mr. Thompson said he has
pretty much accomplished
everything he has set out to do.
"I have accomplished pretty
much everything, I had some of
my work published and I have
received many awards for excel-
lence and merit I could have
dreamed of, but for anybody the
skies not the limit. I have lots


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Members of Clewiston's 4H Club welcomed members of
Plant City's 4H Club who raised funds, with the generosity of
Plant City residents, to help repair Clewiston's horse barn,
which was damaged by Hurricane Wilma.
would be used to benefit victims of back and forth, up to 20 to 25, and
Hurricane Wilma, and that gath- we couldn't believe it," he said.
ered some interest," said Dicker- The final bid ended at $55 per
son. pound for the 4H pig, which
"The first bid was from some- weighed 237 pounds. That'culmi-
one who we knew wanted to buy nated in a final price of $13,035 for
the pig, and he asked for $5 a the pig, which set records in several
pound, which surprised us categories for an auction at a fair in
because most of the pigs before Florida.
went for less than that. Then, "It was all for a great cause, and
another bidder came up, and said, we're happy to be able to help the
'$7.50', andwewere amazed," said folks here in Clewiston," said Dick-
Dickerson. "Well, it just kept going erson.


more I would like to accomplish.
I still have a lot of manuscripts
ready to be published and many
screenplays finished. I just need
to be at the right place at the
right time," said Earl.
As an example of his work, Mr.
Thompson wanted to share an
inspirational piece for all the teach-
ers, so hopefully they will inspire
'their students to aim for higher
goals. The following is his poem:
Method for success
Dream the dreams you want
Never say you can't
Hold your head up high


Always reach for the sky
Don't stray from your dreams
Though hard it may seem
Don't give up on yourself
Don't depend on anyone else
Your dreams will come true
It will happen for you
Earl Thompson


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mobile home materials were
cleared by the city during that time
in an "appropriate manner,"
according to Johnson.
There are still a considerable
number of properties that have an
apparently demolished mobile
home either in the middle of the
property or placed at curbside, and
the city will no longer pick up the
damaged mobile homes as it did
before Dec. 12.
The need for homeowners to
clear a property would be punctu-
ated by the permitting process reg-
ulated by the city, and the commis-
sioners acknowledged the city's
right to refuse to grant a permit to
place a new trailer or house if the
applicant has not moved a dam-
aged, curbside mobile home.
The city's garbage pickup serv-
ices will not only be unable to prac-
tically clear all of the remaining
damaged homes it is also being
forced to address other garbage
pickup concerns, such as yard
debris, stumps, and loose litter that
has strewn across parts of town.
"The insulation and the debris
from these mobile homes are just
everywhere the southeast side
of town just looks like a war zone,"
said Johnson. "It's going to take
some time to get all of that cleaned


up," he said.
As long as the contracted debris
pickup services are present, they
are required to provide hurricane
damage pickups until each piece of
property in the city has been serv-
iced at least three times, and are not
obligated to come back after-
wards, according to Public Works
Director Sean Scheffler.
"Picking up a mobile home or a
house and puttingit curbside is
way beyond the scope of what we
do," said Scheffler, who added that
since the deadline has passed for
curbside pickup for certain materi-
als, the city services will notpick up
any curbside construction waste as
part of its regular pickup schedules.
The commissioners and city


employees agreed that the current
ordinance does not require dam-
aged mobile home curbside pick-
up, and could be argued to not
allow such services to protect liabil-
ity issues.
"The laws are clear as to what
is, and what is not required to be
picked up, and it is absolutely clear
that it is not practical and we are
not required to pick up mobile
homes as a regular service," said
Johnson.
A motion to determine
"whether or not the city is going to
haul away debris that would not
otherwise come under the city's
debris removal ordinance" and
was placed on or after Dec. 12, was
passed by unanimous vote.


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Toys-4-Tots tournament a success


CLEWISTON The Bass
Busters Team Tournament Trail
hosted the 15th Annual Toys-4-
Tots Bass Tournament in Clewis-
ton this past weekend. Twenty-
Seven teams participated and
over 200 toys were collected for
the children of Clewiston.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment will help distribute these
toys to children in the local
Hendry County area. A special


thanks to all who participated
and all of the local folks in
Clewiston that added to the
number of toys collected.
Tournament results were as
followed:
First place overall with a total
weight of 16.83 pounds were
Jim Medlin and Mike Cass.
Second place went to the
team of Horton and Horton with
a total weight of 14.16 pounds.


Third Place went to the team
of Lorenzo and Roger with a
total weight of 13.97 pounds.
Fourth place went to the
team of Walt Reynolds and Fred
Barkas with a total weight of
13.62 Pounds.
Fifth place went to the team
of Aymon Wilcox and Kevin
Thomas with a total weight of
13.58 Pounds.
Largest Bass of the tourna-


ment went to the team of Sims
and Blackburn with an 8.02-
pound lunker.
Second place Big Bass was
caught by the team of Lou Liptak
and Jim Wrabel and weighed in
at 6.18 pounds.
Once again, thank you to all
those who fished and especially
of the folks who donated toys for
the children of the Clewiston
area:


Twenty-two duck hunters are bagged


Submitted to INI
The Clewiston Hoop Shoot winters are from left front row,
Colton Irey 8-9 winner, Samuel Rios 10-11 winner, and Daniel
Holligan 10-11 runner-up. From left, back row, Whitney Irey
12-13 winner, Chelsea Barrineau, 10-11 winner, Ra'Vin Lee
12-13 winner, Trevor Jackson 12-13 runner-up.


Clewiston Elks


Hoop Shoot Contest


CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Elks Lodge #1853 held their
annual Hoop Shoot competition'
on Dec. 10, at the Clewiston Mid-
dle School Gymnasium. Children
between the ages of 8 and 13
competed in the free throw shoot-
ing contest.
The winners in each age group
were:
Boys 8-9 year olds: Colton Irey
Boys 10-11 year olds: Samuel
Rios
Boys 12-13 year olds: Ra'Vin
Lee
Girls 10-11 year olds: Chelsea


Barrineau
Girls 12-13 year olds: Whitney
Irey
The Boys 12-13-year-old con-
test was especially exciting as
Ra'vin Lee and Trevor Jackson
tied after the regular 25 shot con-
test and had to do three, five-shot
tiebreakers before a winner could
be determined.
The winners from this contest
will represent Clewiston in Dis-
trict competition, which will be
held in Pahokee in January. Good
luck to all of our winners!


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
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Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
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Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland
Girls Soccer:
TBA: LaBelle Tournament
Jan. 6: LaBelle, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Sebring, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5 p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter, Home,
11 a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 6: Cardinal Newman, Home,
:7;30.1p.m.
Jan. 7: Clewiston, Home, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home, 8


Jan. 1i : s. I-ldI, I mUIeo I :.' pJ 6J. Ip.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away, 7:30 Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Home, 6


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:
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:
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County Invita-
tional
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational at
Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at Clear-
water Central '
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
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Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away, 8
p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home,7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2 p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45 p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central, Home,
2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2 p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home, 4:30
p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage (Planta-
tion), Away, 5:30 p.m.


Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) Conservation Commis-
sion officers cited 22 hunters for
illegally taking waterfowl over
the weekend during a special
enforcement detail on Lake
Okeechobee.
In addition to those arrests,
which were mostly for misde-
meanor waterfowl violations,
FWC officers issued 30 warnings
during the opening weekend of
the second phase of waterfowl
season. Other arrests are pend-
ing.
During the two-day opera-
tion, officers checked 438
hunters and 193 vessels. Those
arrested live in West Palm
Beach, Jupiter, Fort Pierce, Fort
Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Sara-
sota. Most were released with
notices to appear in court.


BELLE GLADE Fourteen-year-
old Verbain Curry, of Belle Glade,
is the Police Athletic League's
(PAL) state of Florida Silver Gloves
champion and was honored Dec.
19, by Palm Beach County Sheriff,
Ric Bradshaw in West Palm
Beach. Joining Curry was 20 of
his PAL teammates and his Belle
Glade coach, Willie Wiggens.
The 2005 2006 Florida Silver
Gloves Championship took place
Dec. 2-3. The tournament
brought approximately 125 kids
and coaches from PAL Leagues
and Recreation Programs
throughout Florida to compete
for the state championship.
Each state has an individual
tournament and youths from
respective areas compete to
become State Silver Glove Cham-
pions. This tournament is
designed to motivate and bring
out the very best in the young ath-
letes and give the young athletes
opportunities they can only
dream about. It gives the PAL
boxer an opportunity to become
a Florida State Champion as well
as allowing them to spend quality
time with positive adult role mod-
els and their teammates. The
tournament allows law enforce-
ment officers to mentor at-risk
youths encouraging them to do
well in school and to stay away
from gangs, drugs, alcohol,
tobacco and other at-risk hazards.
The PAL Program is a Juvenile


Sports Brief


Volunteers wanted
CLEWISTON Wanted: New
and improved Clewiston Cougars
board members for the 2006-year.
If you think you have what it takes
to help make the Clewiston Cougar
organization a great success,
please come out and vote for new
board members. The Clewiston
Cougars need the help of the com-
munity to elect a board that would
be beneficial to our children. Our
children are very, important and
special, so please come out and
support the cougars.


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FWC officials are planning
similar details during the season,
which closes Jan. 29. Duck hunt-
ing regulations are somewhat
complex. The daily bag-limit on
ducks is six, but there are differ-
ent daily limits for each species.
For instance, within that six-bird
limit there can only be one black
duck, one mottled duck, one ful-
vous whistling-duck, one pintail
and one canvasback (but only
during canvasback season).
Only two of the six can be red-
heads, wood ducks or scaup,
and hunters may only take four
scoters' or mallards (of which
only two can be female).
All other species of ducks
may be taken.up to the six-bird
limit, except harlequin ducks.
The taking or attempting to take
harlequins is illegal. The daily


Crime Prevention Program that
gets at risk youths off the streets
and under a roof with law
enforcement officers and positive
adult role models. The program is
a proactive approach to juvenile
crime. The PAL Boxing Program is
designed to reduce juvenile delin-
quents with the reduction of juve-
nile lawbreakers we will have a
reduction in crime. With the
reduction of crime, less time and
money is spent prosecuting and
incarcerating kids. The PAL Box-
ing Philosophy is to turn potential
juvenile delinquents into produc-
tive law-abiding individuals.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office PAL Program has been
in existence for 10 years. There
have been over 150 kids enrolled
in the program since its inception.
Verbain has been a member of
the program for three years.


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limit on coots is 15, and there is a
five-bird limit on mergansers,
only one of which may be hood-
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Anyone hunting on a wildlife


management areas (WMA) must
also have a WMA permit. Duck
hunters also must have a Florida
waterfowl permit and a federal
duck stamp.


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Local companies share their holiday


WELLINGTON On Thurs-
day, Dec. 8, the offices of Cocuy,
Burns & Company, Joanna &
Ben Boynton, Donia Adams
Roberts and Laura Boynton King
hosted "An Evening to Celebrate
the Magic of Family," to benefit
the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Wellington and Belle Glade.
Over 350 attendees partici-
pated in this 5th Annual Holiday
Party, which collected numerous
toys and raised over $1,000.
Both children and adults
enjoyed the entertainment pro-
vided by a magician, clown, and
face painters, a quartet from
Dreyfus School of the Arts and the
musical talents of David Conley.
The family oriented theme
was a new concept this year,
explains Joanna Boynton. "We
wanted to host an event in
which people could bring their
children or even grandchildren


to and everyone would truly
enjoy themselves," she said.
Other additions to the party
included the toy drive and raffle.
"Our holiday party is one of the
ways we like to thank our clients
for their trust and support," said
Juan Cocuy. "This year we also
wanted to give something back
to the families of the western
communities."
The Boys & Girls Club
emphasizes educational, voca-
tional, social, recreational,
health, leadership and character
building skills in a safe and posi-
tive environment. Although
clubs asks for only a $20 mem-
bership fee per child, actual
annual expenses run approxi-
mately $1,000 per child. Funds
raised from the party will help
offset some of these costs for
much needed after-school and
summer programming.


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From left to right, Tom Burns, Donia Adams Roberts, Juan
Cocuy, Ben Boynton, Joanna Boynton and Laura Boynton
King were all in attendance at a special fundraiser that col-
lected toys and funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of America in
Wellington and Belle Glade.


Florida among



top bureaus


GAINSVILLE For the
third consecutive year, Florida
Farm Bureau Federation has
earned Awards for Excellence
in the five program areas eval-
uated by the American Farm
Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Florida will be among the 35
state Farm Bureaus that will be
recognized on Jan. 9, at the
awards and entertainment
session of the 87th annual
convention of the AFBF in
Nashville, Tenn.
"It is gratifying to have our
organization recognized for
the third year for outstanding
performance in every pro-
gram area," said Carl B. Loop,
Jr., president of the Florida


Farm Bureau. "I believe it indi-
cates our progress toward
achieving our organizational
vision:
"'Florida Farm Bureau will
be the most effective, influen-
tial and, respected Farm
Bureau in the nation and will
be recognized as Florida's
Voice of Agriculture.'"
The State Awards Program
examines state Farm Bureaus'
performance in the following
program areas:
Agricultural Education and
Promotion
Leadership Development
Member Services
Policy Implementation
Public Relations


Denise Valz appointed chief executive officer for Girl Scouts


New CEO brings over
17 years experience
in girl scouting
Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc. (GSPGC) has
named Denise Valz as chief exec-
utive officer. Ms. Valz will over-
see the operations for the coun-
cil, which serves six counties
including Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Glades,
Indiantown and Hendry.


Prior to .
joining
GSPGC, Inc.,
Ms. Valz
served in vari- -
ous manage-
ment positions ,
for Girl Scouts
of Virginia Sky-
line Council
for more than Denise
17 years, most Valz
recently as
their chief operating officer. She
remains active in the Association


of Girl Scout Executive Staff, a
national organization for Girl
Scout professionals, and recently
represented GSPGC, along with
30 other girls and adults, at the
50th Girl Scout National Council
Session in Atlanta, GA. in Octo-
ber.
"This is a very exciting time to
be involved in Girl Scouting,"
said Ms. Valz. "The Girl Scout
Movement continues to evolve
and grow to promote the per-
sonal growth and leadership


development for girls and young
women. I strongly believe in this
organization and am honored to
be the CEO of such a historic
council."
Before becoming a Girl Scout
executive, Ms. Valz served as an
eligibility specialist for the
Staunton Department of Social
Services, Support Enforcement
Investigator and as Financial Ser-
vices Specialist at the regional
level for the Virginia Department
of Social Services. While


Boy Scout Troop 619 finishes their hiking badge


On Saturday, Dec. 10, troop
members started out on their final
hike required for their hiking
merit badge. They started work-
ing on the badge back in May with
a hike around the city. To com-
plete the badge, the boys have
completed five, 10-mile hikes and
one 20 miler.
The troop went to the Kissim-
mee Prairie Preserve State Park
located 25 miles northwest of
Okeechobee via U.S. 441 and
County Road 724. The park has
110 miles of dirt roads allowing
hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians
to explore prairies, wetlands, and
shady hammocks. -- :
Troop 619 did thlir.last 20
miles at the park walking a third
of the hike in ankle to knee-deep
water, and another third through
muddy bogs. Twenty miles is not
an easy hike to complete in one
day on dry land add in mud
holes and swamp and the troop
completed a fine accomplish-
ment.
In addition to hiking, the boys
enjoyed meals cooked over a
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Submitted to INI/Annette Spears
Boy Scouts Troop 619 had to walk through a lot of 'vater to get though their 20-mile hike in
the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Saturday, Dec. 10.


campfire, camping out, and see-
ing otters, white tail deer, and a
gopher turtle.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is
one of the few places left where
there are no power poles, roads,
or cellular towers. The only thing
that might disturb your pristine
visit to the park is an occasional
plane high in the sky.

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employed at Girl Scouts of Vir-
ginia Skyline Council, Ms. Valz
was a member of the Roanoke
Chapter of the Executive Women
International, the Association of
Fund Raising Professionals, and


served as an Elder of Bethel Pres-
byterian Church. She received a
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Public Health, with a minor in
Social Work from James Madi-
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LABELLE If you are interest-
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have team spots open from ages
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spots left on our 6th grade and
under team. We encourage any
child with a good attitude and
determination to come on over
and check us out. If you have any
questions you can contact Tammy
Watkins at (863) 673-1197.


Youth basketball
league
BIG CYPRESS The Big
Cypress recreation youth basket-
ball league is currently holding
registrations. The season kicked
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 Clewiston
High School and Middle School
gyms. There is a $25 registration
fee and uniforms will be provid-
ed. For more information, call
coach Eddie Redd at (863) 228-
0656 or (863) 983-9659. Big
Cypress Seminole Tribe Recre-
ation is the sponsor.


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14 Servingi the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 22, 2005


HPBC representative speaks at rotary

BELLE GLADE Kim Daugh-
try, community relations repre-
sentative, for Hospice of Palm
Beach County (HPBC) was the
guest speaker at the Nov. 8 Belle
Glade Rotary Club luncheon --
held at St. John's Episcopal
Church. Other Hospice staff,
Donna Cuba, business develop- .
ment representative; Glausia' .:
Smith, social worker; Margaret
Smart, chaplain; and Carol Gon-
stead, public relations coordina- i. .,
tor, joined her in addressing the
members. They spoke about the
many programs and services
HPBC offers to anyone in Palm
Beach County who needs or
desires hospice medical or
bereavement services. HPBC
recently opened a Belle Glade i, l -
office located at 327 SE Second Submitted photo
Street. For more information call Left to right: Margaret Smart, Tim Kirchman, President of Belle Glade Rotary Club, Dona
(561) 992-7949. Cuba, Glausia Smith and Kim Daughtry.


Bank of America


neighborhood


Communities in schools of
Palm Beach County, Inc. is proud
to announce that five of its stu-
dents were chosen to receive the
Bank of America Neighborhood
Excellence Awards. The students
will participate in an eight-week
paid internship with a non-profit
agency. Each will be assigned a
mentor from Bank of America
who will provide them guidance
and support over the course of
the program.
Bank of America Neighbor-
hood
Excellence Awards
Please join us in congratulat-
ing the following Neighborhood
Excellence Recipients
Neighborhood Builders


Center for Creative Education
Palm Beach Literacy Coali-
tion
Local Heroes
Wayne Barton
Richard Busto
Vince Canning
Frances Carter
Bro. Bob Felder
Student Leaders
Anthony Atwell Pahokee
High
April Harrison Pahokee
High
Courtney Langley Educa-
tional Resource Center
Anthony Picarelli Educa-
tional Resource Center
Amanda Valletto Educa-
tional Resource Center


PBS&J employees


raise $45,000


Special to INI/Eva Mae Williams My sister, Ruth Brette with
My family gathered together in front of the McCarthy house where Zibe and I first lived in Okee- my doll. She was so excited
chobee: Papa (Walter) and Mama (Nellie) sitting in front. Left to right, behind them are me, Eva 'cause I never let anybody
Mae, my husband Zibe, my brothers Maxie, his wife Gladys and Meryl (Maxie and Meryl were play with my doll, but she got
twins), my sister Ruth and her husband and my brother Emory and his wife Eula. to hold it.


South Florida history recalled locally


This account is from the
Williams family history, which Mrs.
Eva Mae Williams has generously
offered to share with our readers.
We appreciate being allowed to be
included and value the confidence.
There are many small details of
everyday life in these stories.
Account edited by MaryAnn
Morris
When we moved from Brighton
to Okeechobee we lived in the
McCarthy house first there in back
of the old Southland Hotel and the
McCranies lived across from us.
Then we moved to a house on 441.
There was a doctor and his wife
who stayed with us a lot. His office
was upstairs of Hiram Raulerson's
store. They lived up there too,
before they moved to Sarasota.
Bula and Tom Pitts ran the South-
land Hotel then, remember, the


post office was in the hotel then.
I learned to drive when we still
lived in Crewsville. Granny was
driving ,:'ne' ,fid I w as in the r v
with her anr pregnant % hen she
.jd a recit.ibe.uouldn. let rme
ride \iith her anymore so I had I'
learn how to drive. He taught me.
That made me pretty independent.
We drove lots of places. I often took
the kids up to the mountains in
North Carolina.
One time I drove all the way up
to Massachusetts, me and the kids
and Granny to visit some friends
from Brighton who had moved up
there. We drove right through New
York City and Washington D.C. with
four kids and no air conditioning.
Living in Okeechobee during
World War II wasn't very pleasant
for anybody. So much was rationed
because of the var effort: No


shoes, coffee or sugar. You had to
have ration stamps to get all those
things. You went to the courthouse
to get them. Rhea Hunt finally got a
sewing pattern so we could make
underwear. A lot of things you
made with flowered feed sacks.
Zibe was on the draft board
then for several years. There was a
Civil Defense tower up over the
Markham Building and people
took turns staying up there watch-
ing for Japanese planes. They were
afraid that they would bomb Flori-
da. It was pretty bad then. The bad
Depression was before I got mar-
ried.
Mama and Papa and us kids
lived in Miami then. Papa was
preaching and people would bring
us groceries and stuff. It was worse
for a lot of people.
But there were good times, too.


When turkey season came we
packed up and headed for the cab-
bage woods up on 101 Ranch. We
cooked on an old wood burning
stove that sat under the shed. For
the kids, waking up on cool damp
mornings and climbing out from
under our mosquito netting to the
smell of biscuits or hoecakes was
sure nice. We'd load up the hunting
jeep early in the morning, before
daylight and head for the palmetto
blinds.
Whether theywere lucky or not,
there were always good stories to
tell. It could be real scary in the
dark, knowing rattlesnakes hid in
the palmettos. They'd often cut a
cabbage palm on the way back.
Then there would be fried turkey
(maybe) and swamp cabbage for
dinner that night. It sure was a good
time.


WEST PALM BEACH In
response to the continuing hur-
ricane relief efforts provided by
the American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter,
employees of PBS&J, an
employee-owned firm that pro-
vides infrastructure planning,
engineering, construction man-
agement, and program manage-
ment services, took on a chal-
lenge that raised $45,000.
Mayor of South Bay and
PBS&J Senior Vice President
Clarence Anthony will be pre-
sented the check to Red Cross
Executive Director Dean Dimke
for the South Florida Red Cross
Wilma Relief Fundon Wednes-
day, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., at the
American Red Cross Greater
Palm Beach County Chapter
Office located at 825 Fern Street
in West Palm Beach.
"PBS&J feels that it is essen-
tial to give back to the communi-
ties in which we live and work,"
said Anthony. "Through our
donations, given from the heart,
we are able to work together
with the Red Cross to positively
affect our neighbors' lives."
"It is a strong desire of our
employees and the corporation
to give to the relief and recovery
of those who were less fortunate
during this year's storms," said
PBS&J CEO John Zumwalt.
The money came from a
challenge put forth by the PBS&J
board to its employees where
the company matched each
contribution dollar-to-dollar.
The Red Cross will divide the
$45,000 equally among Palm
Beach, Broward, and Dade
County chapters.
"We cannot say thanks
enough for the generosity
shown by PBS&J and its employ-
ees," said Dean Dimke, execu-
tive director of the Palm Beach


Chapter. "All of these donations
will help the Red Cross provide
much-needed services in the
aftermath of this season's hurri-
canes."


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The American Red Cross kicks off its 12 days of Christmas


WEST PALM BEACH To help
people purchase stocking stuffers
and holiday gifts designed to
make homes as safe as possible,
the American Red Cross has put
together 12 gift ideas for the famil-
iar Twelve Days Of Christmas.
On the First Day of Christmas.
The American Red Cross recom-
mends that you purchase a
SMOKE ALARM to ensure the
safety of your loved ones. During
the months of December, January
and February, the majority of
emergency responses by the Red
Cross are fires. The ignition of
Christmas trees causes an average


of 600 fires a year.
Red Cross volunteers and paid
staff help victims of fires find tem-
porary shelter, provide them with
vouchers for food and clothing as
well as provide other needed
assistance.
"Many people don't know that
our volunteers and paid staff
respond to an average of one
home fire every 48 hours," said
Dean Dimke, executive director of
the American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter. "The
holiday season and winter months
tend to be the busiest time of year
for fires so we encourage individu-


als setting up Christmas trees to
consider some safety tips and
make sure smoke alarms are
properly installed with fully
charged batteries."
Proper installation and mainte-
nance of smoke alarms
Smoke alarms should be
installed on every level of a home:
Outside bedrooms, on the ceiling
or high on the wall, at the top of
open stairways or at the bottom of
enclosed stairs and near (but not
in) the kitchen. It is important to
check your smoke alarms every
month and replace their batteries
when Day Light Savings Time


begins in the spring and ends in
the fall.

Holiday safety tips
The American Red Cross cau-
tions people to be extra careful dur-
ing the holidays when it comes to
fire prevention. Decorating trees
and homes and cooking holiday
meals can be happy and joyous
times if a few common-sense pre-
cautions are taken:
Decorate Christmas trees only
with lights that are listed with UL.
Unplug Christmas tree lights
when leaving home or going to
bed.


Do not decorate metal trees
with lights.
Do not decorate trees with
candles.
Keep candles away from dec-
orations and other combustible
material.
Place trees away from heat
sources and exits.
Water live trees daily.
If you have a chimney, make
sure chimneys are inspected before
the holidays and cleaned if neces-
sary.
Keep space heaters at least
three feet away from bedding,
clothing, furniture, drapes and any-


thing else combustible.
Use equipment that is
approved for indoor use.
Turn space heaters off if you
are not available to monitor the
equipment.
Supervise children near space
heaters at all times.
Wear short sleeves or tight-fit-
ting long sleeves when cooking to
avoid clothing ignition by stove
burners.
For additional information on
preparing for disaster please visit:
www.FloridaPreparesNow.org
http://www.floridapreparesnow.
org/.


Granddaughter of judge grew up in LaBelle: Tells her story


By Lynda Rider
As told to MaryAnn Morris
LABELLE Herbert A. Rider
was the first judge here in Hendry
County in 1923. When he first
came here from Georgia, he rented
a room until he found a house,
then he went back up and brought
the family down to live. It was so
desolate back then Mama Rider
thought she had come to the end
of the world. The house they lived
in and his law office is the museum
now. It's not quite a "dog run
house".
Granddaddy lost the next elec-
tion; so he went back to being an
attorney.
Citrus, cattle and farming have
always been big business. Lumber,
too, was big business in the early


days, particularly in this area with
all the big oak, pine and cypress
trees. Now, some of those sawmills
were portable. When they'd
logged out .one area, they'd just
pack up the mill equipment and
move on to the next.
Mrs. Sears of Sears and Roe-
buck brought her big sawmill
down from the panhandle to an
area about 10 or 12 miles south of
LaBelle after the 1926 hurricane.
Everything had to be rebuilt then
and again after the 1928 storm.
The railroad had come down
and built a depot and "railroad
houses" they rented to the work-
ers. The sawmill had its own com-
missary, managed by G. R. Hatch
with room for his family to live in
the back of the building. The work-
ers could buy their food, tobacco


and such at the commissary.
Instead of money they used little
wooden tokens they called "bab-
bit" to pay for what they needed.
Much of the lumber from Mrs.
Sears' mill was used to build pre-
fabricated houses people knew
them as "Sears Roebuck houses".
They said the Florida yellow pine
and cypress was so hard they had
to keep sharpening the blades of
the saws and replace them fre-
quently. Those houses were sold
all over the country. The communi-
ty at Sears had a post office, located
inside the commissary, a gas sta-
tion and brick school for grades
one through six. It really was a
"regular" community.
When the Sears mill closed,
several of those houses and build-
ings were moved up here to


LaBelle. I'm told that the two-story
white building across the street
from the post office was moved
from the area of Sears mill, as was
my parents' home, the Dennis
Small's. Sears wasn't the only
sawmill Brown Tiger Ridgdill
had a sawmill and Arbuthnot had a
big one that had its own commis-
sary store, where Carts Plaza is
now on S.R. 29, and Brown's mill
.was east of town, down City Ditch
Road.
I remember when I would stay
with my Grandmother Rudd, we
would walk along a little pathway
that wound in around the big piles
of sawdust at Arbuthnot's mill
when we walked into town.
Edgar Everett Goodno, my fos-
ter grandfather came from Kansas
to Fort Myers in 1894 to take care of


his ailing mother. He said he was
going to see that she lived to be 100
years old and she did. He started
out selling cold drinks and sand-
wiches to boaters on the river at
Fort Myers and saving every nickel
he could. He came up the river to
Fort Thompson (near Port
LaBelle), which was "so pretty it
took your breath away." He said,
"One day I'm going to own some
of this!" And he did.
He bought land from Captain
Hendry and eventually platted out
what is now LaBelle. This was
property owned by Captain
Hendry, for whom Hendry County
is named.
The property included his large,
two-story home, which he remod-
eled into a hotel..
He had goats and horses and


stables and a garden too where he
raised produce for the hotel
patrons to enjoy good, home-
cooked meals. Eventually he built
an ice plant and a light plant there,
which. also serviced the LaBelle
area.
Then Hamilton Disston came
with his machinery and opened up
the whole river through to Lake
Okeechobee. Before Disston, they
say, there was a rapids or a water-
fall six- or seven-feet high on the
river.
My father's family came from
southeast Georgia around 1925-26.
Back then, in and around LaBelle,
we used to have what were called
artesian wells. It was sulfur water
and it was ice cold. The well water
had a not-so-good odor, but that
dissipated after "setting a spell".


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* Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this
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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
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* SELLER MOTIVATED! Enjoy gentle country
mornings sitting in the screened lanai of this
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acres of land is lfAftft ses and features a
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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,
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HOMES:
* $795,000 Custome built 2 story home on
9+/- acres. Features 4BD/2.5BA and includes
many luxuries such as a pool, formal dining
room, a garden tub and a separate shower with
dual shower heads in the master bathroom and
that's just to name a few!
* $595,000 4BD/3BA home on 1+/- acre.
Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an
above ground pool just to name a few of the lux-
uries that this beautiful home offers. There is
also a.l+/- acre adjoining lot available.
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, fea-
tures a completely fenced in yard and an above
r uri pund ::l
MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in
Alva. This 3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/-
acres and includes barns, ponds & 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.


$275,000.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME! Extra
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$229,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
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workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
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* 4BR/2B manufactured' home on 2.29+/-
acres, fenced wit~ji i 0*rus trees. The
home features separate ivih'& family rooms,
upgraded appliances and much more.
$179,900.
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* 3BR/2B manufactured home in Immokalee.
Features new carpet and vinyl and fenced cor-
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* $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,
* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/-
acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country liv-
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* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under
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* $93,500 Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured
home igNRe("% tl g qtf a a split
floor plan, garden tub in master bathroom and
a storage shed.
* $82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
The mobile home is partially furnished. The lot
is surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently
Auto Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres
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* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of


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BonJLMRNlDRiOelMGi'W&llTe2Rs and
fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only
$59,900.


* 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. Priced at only
$40,000 per acre.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
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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.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Already has a well and electric on the property
Enjoy country living only minutes from town.
Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
SMuse. 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
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.* 2.5+/- acres comer 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.
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1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.


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busy SR 80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical. set-
ting in Moore Haven. Property features all sorts
of exotic fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and
1930's home are located on the property,.
Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond
and shed.
* $165,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled
lot on a cul-de-sac street. One of only 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 close to town.
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura.
There is a single wide mobile home included
with the property. The mobile home is to be
sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
$29,900 $34,900- Mobile home lots avail-
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* Drop. dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
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ther. Locate e sought atter Bont 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 $72,900. Possible seller financing.
* 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.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your
family to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900
each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/arge oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* 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.


* 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 income 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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Community foundation hurricane relief fundraisers


The Community Foundation
Hurricane Relief Fund raised
more than $192,000 after Wilma
hit Southwest Florida Oct. 24.
Dollars raised though the
fund were distributed to non-
profit agencies throughout Lee,
Hendry and Glades Counties
with the assistance of the United
Way of Lee County
"There were no administra-
tive or advertising dollars taken
from the funds raised 100 per-
cent of the dollars donated to
this effort were given to the non-


Florida's strong job growth
continues as the state added
255,100 jobs over the year in
November, growing at 3.4 per-
cent, more than twice the nation-
al rate. The national rate of
growth was 1.5 percent for the
same period. Based on the latest
available data, Florida leads the
nation in the number of new jobs
created and has the lowest unem-
ployment rate of the 10 most pop-
ulous states.
The state's seasonally adjusted
November 2005 unemployment
rate was 3.6 percent, relatively
unchanged from the revised rate
of 3.5 percent in October and
down by 1.1 percentage points
from 4.7 percent year ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for Novem-
ber 2005 of 3.6 percent was 1.4
percentage points lower than the
national rate of 5.0 percent and
relatively unchanged from the
previous month.
Florida continues to see the
rate of job growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on data


profit agencies directly providing
support to those affected by the
storm," said Chris Gair, chair-
man of the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation's Board
of Trustees.
This community-wide effort
to provide hurricane relief to
Southwest Florida was support-
ed by Southwest Florida Com-
munity Foundation, The News-
Press, Waterman Broadcasting,
Community Foundation of Col-
lier County, United Way of Lee
County, Collier County United


from October 2005, the latest
month for which comparable
data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
growth among the 10 most popu-
lous states.
Solid growth continued in
manufacturing, which gained
5,500 jobs (+1.4 percent) over
the year. Durable goods manufac-
turing gained 4,900 jobs, mainly
in transportation equipment
manufacturing (+3,300 jobs,
+7.9 percent). Durable Goods
employment, which makes up
about two-thirds of the manufac-
turing industry, has seen gains for
the past year and a half.
The Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-
Miami Beach MSA led the state in
employment growth (+59,300
jobs, +2.5 percent), followed by
the Orlando. and Tampa-St.
Petersburg-Clearwater MSAs with
over-the-year job growth in
November 2005 of +41,000 jobs
and +31,400 jobs, respectively.


Way, Naples Daily News, FOX TV,
WINK-TV,, Meridian Broadcast-
ing, Renda Broadcasting,
AmSouth, Bank of the Islands,
Busey Bank, Colonial Bank, Edi-
son National Bank, Florida Gulf
Bank, Ironstone Bank, Key
Bank/McDonald Investments,
Northern Trust, Old Florida
Bank, SunTrust, and Wachovia
"Unfortunately, we are
becoming more and more effi-
cient at setting up and distribut-
ing hurricane relief," said Paul
Flynn, president and CEO of the
Southwest Florida Community
Foundation. "Because we have
set up the lines of communica-
tions and the systems to quickly
get the funds where they can do
the most good, we have decided
to keep the fund in place so that
should we need it again, it's
there."
Community Foundation Hur-
ricane Relief Funds Distribution
to agencies for hurricane vic-


tims:
Agape Home for help with
recovering cost associated with
programs related to client work
projects.
Alzheimer's Resource Center
for help with caregivers for
respite and minor repairs.
Amigos Center for help with
recovery outreach in Bonita tar-
geted at the migrant camps.
Catholic Charities for help
with recovery effort in Lee coun-
ty primarily targeted in Bonita
Springs.
Children Advocacy Center for
the rental costs to continue an
after-school program while Pine
Manor House roof is fixed.
Child Care of Southwest Flori-
da for additional subsidies for
workers who have to do shift
work caused by storm damage
to buildings.
Children Home Society for
outreach to vulnerable families
with small children in southern


Hendry and Immokalee. Project Hope as they work with
COFFO (Coalition of Farm hurricane victims in Hendry,
Workers) designation from Glades and Lee counties.
donor. Lehigh Community Services
Community Cooperative Min- for prescriptions, food and other
istries to replace depleted pantry assistance.
used for local emergency assis- Meals on Wheels to replace
tance. MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) used
Good Wheels for costs asso- for hurricane relief.
ciated with additional efforts in Red Cross for help with hous-
emergency phase. ing for victims who lost their
Goodwill (all four counties) homes.
to pay for trucks used to deliver Salvation Army/Bonita for
relief supplies to Clewiston and help with recover outreach in
Immokalee Bonita targeted at Rosemary
Harry Chapin Food Bank (all Park, Pueblo Bonita and other
4 counties) for costs to get food areas of great need.
to hurricane victims. Salvation Army/Clewiston for
Healthy Start Coalition help with recovery outreach in
(Hendry/Glades) for outreach to Clewiston.
vulnerable families with small United Way 211 Direct Assis-
children for both immediate and tance to assist families in Lee
long-term needs. with financial need.
Hendry Glades Mental Health United Way 211
for outreach into the migrant Hendry/Glades to assist families
camps in Hendry and Glades in Hendry and Glades Counties
Counties as well as support for with financial need.


Attorney general sues bogus spammer touter


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that his office has filed a lawsuit
against an Indian River County
man for allegedly running a
bogus e-mail operation.
The complaint alleges that Rik
Rodriguez, 47, is responsible for
sending thousands of illegal e-
mails that linked recipients to
Web sites selling a device called
Fuel Saver Pro that falsely claimed
to increase automobile gas
mileage and decrease harmful
pollutants and emissions.
The attorney general's lawsuit
joins Federal Trade Commission
efforts against "button pushers"
- paid spammers who inundate
e-mail in-boxes for commissions


on product sales. In October
2004, the FTC sued the Nevada-
based company that manufac-
tured and marketed the bogus
fuel-saving device, as well as
those who acted as resellers of
the product online.
Through the litigation, spam-
mers who steered consumers to
the Web sites selling the bogus
products including Rodriguez
-were identified.
"Spam is a pervasive and
growing threat to unsuspecting
computer users everywhere,"
said Crist. "While spam is annoy-
ing, it is even worse when used to
encourage recipients to spend
their hard-earned money on
bogus products."


Rodriguez, of Sebastian,
allegedly sent or assisted the
sending of more than 1,100 illegal
e-mails to over 2,500 recipients.
Many messages used false infor-
mation to disguise the origin of
the e-mail, while others wrongful-
ly concealed the sender's address
by instead substituting innocent
persons' names or invalid e-mail
addresses. Rodriguez allegedly
used several different computers
to avoid detection, and in one
instance used over 100 different
computer addresses in a single
day.
The spam e-mails were cap-
tured by Microsoft through its
MSN Hotmail trap accounts and
were referred to the Attorney Gen-


eral's Office to assist the investiga-
tion. Crist noted that Microsoft's
commitment to spam enforce-
ment is an outstanding example
of a helpful corporate citizen.
The e-mails that are the sub-
ject of this action were sent before
Florida's Anti- Spam law was
enacted, so the lawsuit against
Rodriguez alleges violations of the
Florida Deceptive and Unfair
Trade Practices Act.
In addition, the e-mails are
said to have violated the Federal
CAN-SPAM law. Rodriguez faces
penalties of up to $10,000 per vio-
lation of Florida law. The lawsuit
will be litigated by the Attorney
General's Economic Crimes Divi-
sion.


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ORLANDO The deadline
for Florida residents affected by
Hurricane Wilma to apply for
federal/state disaster assistance
has been extended to Thursday,
Jan. 5, say officials from the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) and
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT).
Those who suffered losses
from the hurricane have a variety
of assistance programs available
to them as they seek to recover
in the storm's aftermath. Individ-
ual Assistance can include grants
to help pay for temporary hous-
ing, home repairs and other dis-
aster-related expenses not cov-
ered by insurance or other aid
programs. Low-interest disaster
loans from the U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration (SBA) are
also available to cover residen-
tial and business losses not fully
compensated by insurance.
Grants do not have to be repaid,
but loans from the SBA must be
repaid.
To be considered for such aid,
individuals must have sustained
losses or damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma and reside in a
county that has been designated
eligible for Individual Assistance
programs. The following coun-
ties have been designated: Bre-
vard, Broward, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie.
The first step in applying for
aid is to register with FEMA.
There are two ways to register:
Log on to www.fema.gov, or call
(800) 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY
(800) 462-7585 for those with.
speech or hearing impairments.
Both lines are available 24/7.
Residents are urged to register
for assistance only once regis-
tering multiple times may cause
delays in the assistance process.
After applying, to ask questions
about the status of an applica-
tion or assistance received, dis-
aster victims should call the
Helpline at the same numbers or
visit local Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters, the locations of which can
also be found by calling the
Helpline.
Summary of ,,.
disaster assistance
Rental assistance
Rental assistance grants are
provided to homeowners and
renters to temporarily rent
another place while repairs are


made to their home or while
they are looking for another
place to live. Applicants' dam-
aged homes must be inspected
to determine if they are eligible
for rental assistance grants.
Rental assistance grants may be
used to pay for renting an apart-
ment or house, or for other
accommodations.
Repair grants
Underinsured disaster victims
may be eligible for grants to
cover labor and material costs
for home repairs to make the
home safe to live in. Typical
types of repairs covered include:
roof, electrical system, windows
and doors. Repair grants may
not- exceed $5,400. FEMA assis-
tance covers minimal repairs
and will not normally cover all
storm-related damages. Low-
interest disaster loans from the
U.S. Small Business Administra-
tion (SBA) are the source of
funding for repairs to restore vic-
tims' houses to pre-disaster con-
dition. If an SBA loan application
is included in the information an
applicant receives from FEMA, it
should be returned even if you
do not want-a loan. Not return-
ing the SBA application may
keep you from being referred to
other forms of assistance.
SBA loans


SBA loans are the primary
source of long-term recovery
assistance. The SBA provides
low-interest disaster loans to
qualified individuals, including
homeowners, renters and land-
lords, as well as non-profit
organizations and businesses of
any size that suffered losses due
to the disaster.
Homeowners and renters can
receive loans to replace personal
property such as furniture and
clothing; homeowners can
receive loans to repair/replace
damage to their primary resi-
dence; businesses and non-prof-
it organizations can receive
loans to repair damage to real
estate, machinery, equipment
and inventory. Interest rates are
as low as 2.687 percent for
homeowners and renters and
4.000 percent for businesses,
with terms up to 30 years. Actual
loan amounts and terms are
determined by the SBA: and
based on each applicant's finan-
cial situation.
Direct housing
It is always FEMA's first priori-
ty to find temporary housing
within the community, whether


it is an apartment, home, or con-
dominium. In areas where no
housing is available to rent, alter-
nate forms of housing, such as
travel trailers or mobile homes,
may be provided. Occupants of
FEMA-provided travel trailers
and mobile homes do not pay
rent, but are responsible for utili-
ties, such as electricity, phone
service and cable TV. Occupants
are also responsible for water
and sewer payments.
Before anyone can move into
a travel trailer or mobile home,
any intended site must be
inspected and declared suitable
by local officials responsible for
enforcing local ordinances.
Occupancy permits must be
obtained and local zoning and
building codes must be fol-
lowed. Standards for acceptable
water, sewer and electrical
hook-ups must be followed.
FEMA will work hand-in-hand
with Hurricane Wilma victims to
help them progress toward a
permanent housing solution.
FEMA housing advisors will
interview and visit applicants liv-
ing in mobile homes or travel
trailers and assist them as they
develop a permanent housing
plan.
Other needs
assistance grants
These grants help homeown-
ers and renters with serious
needs and necessary expenses
caused by the disaster. Residents.
should save receipts for expens-
es they think may be eligible and
show them to the inspector
when he or she visits to assess
damage. Grants may help reim-
burse citizens for:
Disaster-related medical
and dental costs
Household items and cloth-
ing
School supplies and tools
required for the applicant's job
Items used by the applicant
to make a damaged home habit-
able
Disaster
recovery centers


Throughout the area affected
by Hurricane Wilma, Disaster
Recover Centers (DRCs) serve
the surrounding communities as
Obints of access to information
about available aid. To date, Dis-
i,aster, Recor' rCenters have
served more than I 000
Wilma victims.
DRCs provide a single loca-
tion where people can talk face-
to-face with disaster recovery


specialists. No cash, checks,
debit cards or vouchers are dis-
tributed at DRCs. At the DRCs,
FEMA specialists can help resi-
dents begin the aid process by
registering them for disaster
assistance and can also check
the status of applications that
have previously been submitted.
Visitors also can receive help fill-
ing out disaster loan applications
from the U.S.' Small Business
Administration.
To find the nearest DRC,
Wilma victims can call FEMA's
toll-free number, (800) 621-
FEMA (3362), or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for those with speech or
hearing impairments.
DHRonline
Individuals can search Disas-,
ter Housing Resources,
www.DHRonline.org, to find
rental properties by price, loca-
tion and other details such as
number of bedrooms and bath-
rooms. The site also contains
useful information about assis-
tance programs offered by FEMA
and other government organiza-
tions. Property owners can list
available rental units on the site
for free. More than 260,000
housing units are currently listed
on DHRonline.
DCNonline
The Disaster Contractors Net-
work, www.DCNonline.org,
connects contractors and ven-
dors offering services in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma
with homeowners and business
owners seeking repairs. The
core of the DCN site is the Virtual
Emergency Operations Center
(VEOC). From there, homeown-
ers, business owners and con-
tractors can list items and
resources they need to help
recover from the storm. They
can check to make sure a partic-
ular contractor's license is valid
and current. They can also
search for contractors by spe-
cialty, including architects, engi-
neers and general contractors.
DCN is a public/private partner-
ship created to help contractors
offer services and to help mem-
bers of the public find necessary
services following a disaster.
Crisis counseling
One fundamental resource
for coping with the emotional
effects of Wilma's aftermath is
Project HOPE. Funded by a
FEMA grant which is adminis-
\tered through Florida's Depart-
ment of Children and Families,
Project HOPE is offering coun-


selling and mental-health refer-
rals to Floridians affected by the
devastation brought by Hurri-
cane Wilma.
The project HOPE crisis coun-
seling hotline is (866) 518-1825.
It is operational 24 hours per
day, seven days per week. The
service is available for residents
of the following Florida counties
designated for Individual Assis-
tance Programs in Wilma's
wake: Broward, Collier, Indian
River, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie.
The hotline number serves as
a central point of access where
callers can identify themselves
as needing support and assis-
tance in coping.with the impact
of the hurricane. Trained coun-
selors answer hotline calls. They,
in turn, can provide information
and referral services for relief
agencies and crisis counseling in
the area where the caller resides.
In many cases, teams of trained
Project HOPE staff will then visit
the caller to personally provide
outreach, information, referrals
and direct crisis counseling.
Disaster legal
services
Volunteer lawyers from
across the state of Florida are
available to provide free legal
assistance to citizens affected by
Hurricane Wilma. To be eligible
for the assistance, individuals
must not have a lawyer or the
resources to hire a lawyer, must
live in one of the 13 counties des-
ignated for Individual Assistance
programs and must need legal
assistance as a direct result of
Hurricane Wilma.
For example, the volunteer
attorneys can handle questions
regarding insurance claims,
landlord/tenant issues, general
consumer issues, and replace-
ment of wills and other impor-
tant documents destroyed or
lost. Persons in need of such
legal help are urged to contact
the Disaster Legal Assistance
toll-free hotline, (866) 550-2929,
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
The legal assistance program
is implemented by the American
Bar Association's Young Lawyers
Division under agreement with
the Federal Emnergenlc Manage-
ment Agency. The Young
Lawyers Division of The Florida
Bar is coordinating these efforts
in Florida. Disaster legal services
are intended for people who do
not have a lawyer or cannot


afford one.
IRS tax relief
The U.S. Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) will permit those
with casualty losses suffered as a
result of Hurricane Wilma to
claim this year's losses on last
year's tax return. Residents who
have filed 2004 returns may still
claim the loss on last year's
return by filing an amended
return (form 1040X for individu-
als, form 1120X for corpora-
tions). Individual taxpayers have
until the due date of this year's
return April 17, 2006 to elect to
file an amended return. For cal-
endar-year corporations, the
deadline for the election is
March 15, 2006. Taxpayers may
also claim the losses that result-
ed from Hurricane Wilma on
their returns for 2005.
In addition, the IRS has post-
poned deadlines for any tax
return or tax payment with an
original or extended due date
falling on or after Oct. 23, 2005.
This extension includes individ-
ual income tax returns, corpora-
tion and S-corporation income
tax returns, partnership tax
returns, estate and trust income
tax returns, estate and gift tax
returns, exempt organization
returns, employment tax
returns, and certain excise tax
returns. It also includes pay-
ments such as estimated tax pay-
ments with an original or
extended due date falling on or
after Oct. 23, 2005. Deadlines for
affected taxpayers to file returns,
pay taxes and perform other
time-sensitive acts have been
postponed to Feb. 28, 2006.
Affected taxpayers will need to
identify themselves to the IRS as
hurricane victims by writing
"Hurricane Wilma" in red ink at
the top of their tax forms'or any
other documents filed with the
IRS..
Twenty Florida counties
affected by Hurricane Wilma are
included in these programs: Bre-
vard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier,
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands, Indian River, Lee,
Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm
Beach, Polk, St. Lucie and Sara-
sota.
Taxpayers who need to con-
tact the IRS regarding losses suf-
fered as a result of Hurricane
Wilma or who have other
Wilma-related tax questions can
also call the special IRS disaster
hotline at (866) 562-5227. More
detailed information is also avail-
able online at www.IRS.gov.


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The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes
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The position requires general office &
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demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff &
to represent the Chamber in community & regional forums.
Resumes should be submitted by:
January 15th, 2006 to the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Personnel Committee,
PO. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440

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Glades Kids "out-of-school childcare program"
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 16,2005
PART-TIME LEACHATE PLANT OPERATOR
SALARY RANGE: $8.00- $11.00 per hour based upon
experience, qualifications and ability
MAJOR DUTIES: This is a part-time position. The successful
applicant will operate the Leachate Plant and assist as neces-
sary in other duties required to operate the County Landfill.
Work will include all days of the week, every week. Work is to
be done as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be able
to read, speak and write English. Applicant must be familiar
with and capable of operating various types of heavy machin-
ery. Applicant must be computer literate and be able to run
simple computer programs. Glades County will train success-
ful applicant in proper landfill operations. Work will entail
equipment maintenance, site clean up, heavy lifting up to 75
Ibs. and possibly working in inclement weather.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: As required but part time.
CLOSING DATE:January 3, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
Glades County Courthouse
Post Office Box 1018
.Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000.


Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


HCAP Health Care Navigator
Grant Position
Glades Area
Position #163-2125


Interviews clients of Western Palm Beach County
and assists them in navigating the eligibility pro-
cess of appropriate healthcare and social services.
Participates in outreach activities. Associate's de-
gree with course work emphasis in social work,
human services or related; supplemented by three
years previous exp. or training that provides excel-
lent knowledge 9f eligibility criteria for alternative
government supported health care programs and
benefits and the ability to perform interviews; or an
equivalent combination of education, training, and
exp. Requires moderate computer skills and pos-
sess a current Florida Drivers License. Bi-lingual is
strongly preferred. All resumes/applications must
be received by 5PM 12/30/05. Submit to
HCDPBC, 324 Datura St. #401, WPB, FL 33401,
fax (561)671-4670 or e-mail to:
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Radlologic Technologist/Mammographer
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
...... -Excelleizt-Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224



or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
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Clerk of the Circuit Court
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
TRAFFIC CLERK I
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $9.23 -$13.85 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Healthcare, State Retirement,
annual leave, sick leave, holidays and educational in-
centives.
MAJOR DUTIES: Answer phones, handle public inquiry
ies and process traffic citations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must
have good typing skills with special emphasis on office
organization and file management. Applicant must be
capable of operating customary office machines and be
knowledgeable in Microsoft Works, Word and Excel.
Applicant must present a neat and well-mannered ap-
pearance and possess good communication skills. Ap-
plicant must be able to handle difficult situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or
Equivalent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Applica-
ion and valid Florida Driver's License
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Clerk of Circuit Court
500 Avenue J, Suite 102
Post Office Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6010
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positions available.

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Benefits include 401K and
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Please apply by fax 561-996-450
or e-mail to BTSouthbay@aol.cor
No walk-ins, please.


SALES ASSOCIATE, GAS/C. STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience
positive custom ser vice attitude. High
school Diploma or GED. Flexible working
hours. Salary: $8+ starting based on
exp., fuel & food allowance, incentives
Exc. benefits (medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477


11am-8pm & every Sunday deer? Pick up some
8am-5pm. $10 hr. extra bucks when you
Call for details (863)634-4458 Shop from a gift catalog sell your used items in
i2 that's updated regulaly: the classifeids.
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All Criminal Defense. *Felo-
Business nies *Misdemeanors *Do-
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Money Lenders 310 READING A *Wrongful Death "Protect
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ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do children, etc. Only one signa-
S you earn $800/day? 30 Ma- ture required! *Excludes
chines, Free Candy All for govt. fees! Call weekdays
$9,995. (888)629-9968 owoeder newspaper 800)462-2000, ext.600.
B02000033. CALL US: We reaidearewemore popular (8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
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Must have experience in Not for Profit organization
Must have financial management experience, verbal and writ-
ten communication skills. Applicants must demonstrate
abilities to supervise office staff and represent the Edge in the
p, Inc. community and theregion. Bachelors Degree preferred.Salary:
Interim position $15 an hour.
Resume can be mailed to : Edge Center RO. Box 793
1C. Belle Glade, Florida 33430
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disability, 401K, Paid vacation &
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player South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: (561)992-9505
Fax: (561)829-1902
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$9.00 plus grats SCHOOL TUTOR
$8.00 per hourSCHOOL TUTOR
$9.00 per hour (Part/Time)
$10.00 per hour Brighton Reservation
$8.00 per hour

$10.00 per hour FL certified for K-12 Monday
$21.00 avg. w/grats thru Thurs. BS in Education. Min.
$12.00+ (d.o.e.) 5 yrs. working with children. High
$9.50 per hour School Math, English, Spanish,
Elementary. Fax resume to:
sndtion: (954)967-3477
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alee, FL
LABELLED
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HAMPTON CHRYSLER Preferable.
DODGE & JEEP, INC.
Has and opening for a
Receptionist 239-768-9010
Hours will be M-F
8:30-5:30. You will be re-
sponsible for answering
phones, greeting custom-
ers and light office duties. H happy Holidays
Please come in and fill
out an application at from the
202 W. Sugarland Hwy,
Clewiston, FL. Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
PRIDE ENTERPRISES I
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp. I
w/farm equipment req'd.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax
resume to: 561-996-8559. LABOR FINDERS
PRIDE ENTERPRISES r
Looking for Field Supervisor DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
for sugar cane operation. Exp. A Types of Work Available
w/farmequipmentreq'd.202 Sugarland Hwy.
$30K+, Exc. benefit pkg. Fax (S63) 0 o2-s 494
resume to: 561-996-8559. (863) 902-9494
Quality Growers
NOWHIRING
CDL DriverClassA Services
Call Missy
(863)228-2890 NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
Reading a newspaper never accept any advertise-
helps you understand ment that is illegal or consid- Babysitting 405
the world around you. ered fraudulent. In all cases Child Care Needed 410
No wonder newspaper of questionable value, such Child Care Offered415
readers are more suc- as promises of guaranteed Instruction 420
cessful people income from work-at-home Services Offered 425
programs if it sounds too Insurance 430
good to be true, chances are Medical Services435
that it is. If you have ques-
tions or doubts about any ad
HANDYMAN P/T. Mature re- on these pages, we advise
sponsible person to perform that before responding or
lawn maintenance, light car- sending money ahead of
pentry, basic repair & mainte- time, you check with the Bet- DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
nance at lgpvt home. 20hrsa ter Business Bureau at DELIVER OURPRECIOUS
week, must be dependable. 772-878-2010 for previous CARGO: Beou aHendry
(863)467-6470 complaints. DriverCounty School Board Bus
LOOKING FOR RETIRED Some 800 and 900 telephone Transportation Dept. at
WOMEN To sit with elderly numbers may require an ex- 863-674-4115 or
lady Tues & Ths. u. 9am to tra charge, as well as long CheryJamesonat
8pm 863-675-7410 La Belle distance toll costs. We will do hamesonc@
our best to alert our reader of hendry.ki2.fl.us
Position Available for Female these charges in the ads, but
to provide companionship & to occasionally we may not be
prepare meals for elderly aware of the charges. There-
woman w/Alzheimers disease, fore, if you call a number out Need a few more bucks
Every other Saturday, of your area, use caution, to purchase something


NEW SELF STORAGE NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
46units7x15,8x15, 10x15, BATHROOM VANITY- New EASY GO Good cond. good weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full 30", Oak, with sink and fau- battery & charger. $799. w/seat pad was $575 now
electric, secure on Commereio cet, $100 (863)675-1634 8 6 3) 6 97-1350 or $300 (863)357-8788
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ 863)763-2063. Miscellae s
e 863-83-et 8 after hrs Buy Direct From Manufactur GOLF CART Club Car, 2001,
863-982808, af7r hrs er. 20 colors in stock with all Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
863-983-8979Accessories. Quick turn num bed, top & windshield. CEILING FANS (4) 52" good
around! Delivery Available $2795.neg. (863)675-1472 condition, $80 fo all will sell
Toll Free (888)393-0335. GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets, separate. (863)763-5011.
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR 2 bags ncl/Odyssey 990, Wil- EARN DEGREE online from
Tree Rmoval/OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite, son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx. home. *Medical, *Business,
m ing 1/2hp, New, Ready to install $700will sep. (863)946-3123. *Paralegal, *Computers. Job
$300. ne. (772)20-6318Placement Assistance. Com-
I$300. neg. (772)2 o0-6 318 puter & Financial aid if quali-
ARBORISTCERTIFIED SAWMILLS from only fy. (866)858-2121
(formerly) Tree Service. $2,795.00 Convert your PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2 www.onlinetidewater-
Removal, Pruning, Stump LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM- magazines, less than 50 techom.
grinding, Landscaping, Tree E with your Norwood rounds shot, exc. cond., MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
Planting and Hauling. Call portable band sawmill. Log $'400. (863)227-0396 various sizes, up to 6' wide,
Thomas (727)585-8379 skidders also available. $25forall. (772)971-9474
Cell Largo Florida w www.norwoodindus- RIFLE- Savage Model 1ll, 300 $25 all. (772)971-9474
tries.com -Free information: Winchester Magnum i
Merhanise (800)578-1363 ext 300N. w/scope, $500 or best offerIsu n 0
88Merchandise WI N ( 34-0856
SSHOT GUN- Winchester, 12 ELEC PIANO- Korg P60, LIKE
Iage, Deer Gun w/scope. NEW, a steal at $800
NICE DRESSES- 5, Very Good 335. (863)467-7838 (863)763-3229.
Shape. $40. Or Will Separ-
Air Conditioners 505 ate. (863)763-9135 -l ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
Antiques 510 ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
Appliances 515 lEqimeln 062 (863)674-0314
Appliance Parts 520 HEXAGON DUMB BELLS GERMAN UPRIGHT BASS-
Beauty Supplies 525 FOOTBALL & BASEBALL 5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300 asking $700,
Bicycles 530 CARDS late 80s early 90s (863)357-2829 (863)763-3229.
Books & Magazines535 excellent condition $500/
Building Materials540 neg.(863)763-8943 UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Business Equipment 545 MACH- Health Rider & Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
Carpets/Rugs 550 PRO-MOLD mini snap tight Gravity Edge, all 3 machines plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
Children's Items 555 collectible card holders 500 $100(863)655-0030. PA SYSTEM Small, Fender
Chna lassware, Etc. 560 each (863)467-1484 WEIGHT BENCH- Sears, Good basement amp. Microphones,
Clothing 565 s/ condition $125 drum machine $500 or best
Conllectibas 57 5 i (863)467-0109 offer (863)357-0406
Computer/Video 580 COMP R S- T c UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
Crafts/Supplies 585 COMPUTER SYSTEM, corn- need space, must sell asap
Cruises 590 plete, lots of programs, $300 or best offer
Drapes, Unens Fabrics 595 $175. (866)855-0158 TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec- (863)763-7460.
Fireplace Fixture 600 HP DESKTOP runs Windows tric, horizontal/vertical model 63 3 li-74I
Firewood 605 XP Home Ed. Printer included. UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
Furniture 610 Excellent condition. $400 $750 (772)260-6318 CAT. LEO & Yellow lab mix -
Furs 615 (863)983-7269 Leave Msg. CAT. LEOR & Yellow lab mix -
Health & Reducing ( 9 L e Mg 11 months old, all shots, all
Equipment 620 Shop here first! vac, and spade $25 to good
Heating Equipment/ The classified ads DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND- home only (863)610-1093
Supplies 625 DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Household Items 76o r Like new condition. $600 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
Jewelry 635 (863)697-0845 reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
Lamps/Lights 640 BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz EARRINGS.- Ladies, Peacock (863)763-3073
Luggage 645 bed, light wd w/ painted bows design. Hand made in Hong CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
Medical Items 650 & pink flowers. Brand new. Kong 24K, 100yr old. $500 pion blood line 2 m & 2f
Miscellaneous 655 $700 neg. (863)227-0199 neg. (863)634-9620 Okee now taking deposits $800
Musical Instruments-660 and up (863)675-6690
Office Supplies,' CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE andup (863)675-6690
Equipment 665 $250 or will separate POCKET WATCH- over 100 DOG HOUSE for medium size
Pets/Supplies/ (863)467-4328 yrs old, $500 neg. dog, teak w/two windows
Services 670 (863)634-9620. Okeechobee and mosquito netting $60
Photography 675 CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask- r- I (863)675-3944
Plumbing Supplies 680 ing $30 (863)675-6973. Lat minute Gift Idea, substi-
Pools & Supplies 685 END TABLES, (2), curvy legs, tute these ring neck doves
Restaurant between light & medium ma- LAMPS, (2), brand new, never for turtle doves, $25
Equipment 690 ple, very nice, $50. been used, cream & gold (863)675-6214 aft 6pm
Satellite 695 (86)635-0474 $35 for both!
Sewing Machines 700 (863)635-0474 LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
Sporting Goods 705 FUTON $35 or best offer spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
Stereo Equipment 710 (863)467-2153 Meicale Must sell do to illness. Sacri-
Television/Radio 715 LRSET Chair, sofa, loveseat- fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
Tickets 720 w/ matching rug $500 CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete MALTISE PUPPIES, AKC Reg.
Tools 725 w/ matching rug $500 $500 (863)634-9536 or MAL7T PUPPESh Reg.
Toys & Games 730 (863)983-7269 Leave mes- ( 863)763-9527 $795-$995each.2M/1F.
VCRs 73 sage (863)763-9527 Shots & Wormed. Mother
WantedtoBuy 740 SOFAS- 2, Sleeper sofa,ELEC SCOOTER- Victory, 3 onpremises.(863)357-2676
SOFA'S- 2, Sleeper sofa, wheel, new batt., light & bas- PITBULL Pups Full blooded
Brown& white & 1 black ket, swivel cloth seat, runs everything up to date, 1 male 1
34150 or will separate good $600 (863)634-5095 female, also aail huge dog
Air 863-447-1141 female, also avail huge dog
& STOi Din' 00 HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT- kennel $250 (863)227-0396
TABLE STOOLS Diner's forwheelchair, goes on back PUG,ACA, Rare, Black1F/2M
Air Conditioners, (1) 110v & 50's sty lnie. Red & m 6f car, all hook ups, $1000Shots, pa-
(1) 220v (w/heat), $100 for 83697-0014 $300 (863)467-9892 pers/heath cert.$700-$800.
both will sell separately. LOWEST PRESCRIPTION (863)673-4200/228-2140
(772)971-9474 PRICES Less than Canada. A RABBIT tame, litter box
better deal than Medicare. trained $10 (863)635-4690
Global Medicines, American Frostproof
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond., Physician managed.
ANNE-TIQUESofMoorehaven good batt/charger, $1599. (866)634-0720 www.global- REX BUNNY, baby, $10.
Ave J & 1st St. Open (863)697-1350/763-2063. medicines.net. (863)675-4981 LaBelle area-
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates. ItYour f
(863)946-9100
",T .= .,. Do-It-Yourself Ideas
CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet,
$250 (863)467-0376
SINGER Mod. 301- sewing
machine, w/attachments and -L..-. -........ ..
case $75 (863)635-0772 1 i. '
TREADLE sewing machine,
Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
book $125 (863)763-4982

DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
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ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpoint,
glass top, self cleaning oven.
Good condition. $100
(863)675-4858
RANGE- Maytag, electric,
white, excellent condition, .
$175 (863)824-8749.
SMALL UPRIGHT FREEZER,
top, must sell all $350
(863)357-1076
WASHER & DRYER- good
condition, $175 for set
(863)673-3620
WASHER DRYER GE space
maker Stacked, like new
$450/neg.(863)357-1741

E Lawyer's Bookcase
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600. This lawyer's bookcase project gives do-it-your-
(863)467-1788/ 634-9119 selfers and antique lovers a chance to build their own
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did versions of a classic design. The project features
you lookforit individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted

by glass doors. It measures five feet tall by four feet
BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWOe-e wide by one foot deep. In the version pictured here,
cond.$250(863)357-7406 the bottom case is 16 inches tall, the top one is 12
BIKES- (2) 3 speed 26" his to inches tall and the two middle cases are each 14 inch-
$30 (863)467-2305 es tall, but the combination is up to the builder.
DAHON 7 SPO FOLDING BI-
CYCLES (2) asking $250 Lawyer's Bookcase plan (No. 700)... $9.95


(443)691-7128 Bookcases Package (No. C 118)
Se03Three projects incl. 700 ... $21.95
ALL STEEL BLOGS! UP TO Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
50% OFFR! Engineered for Pe
Hurricane Coast Ship Facto- Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 U to 100x2010 Call To order, circle itemss, Please be sure to
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.
BUILDING SALEI "Extended 3 clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
Weeks!" 20x26 Now $3340.
25x30, 4790. 30x40, U-Bild Features address and the name of
$7340. 40x60, $11,490 Fac-
tory Direct, 25 Years. Many P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
(800)668-5422.
STEEL BUILDINGS, Factory Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Clearance. New, never erect- _
ed 30x40, 40x60, 50x100 I u-bild.com
and 60x100. Will Sell for bal- e Back Guarantee
ance Call Frank
(800)803-7982.








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reserve your tract today. Up to 90%
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home improvement and convenience
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Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
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$8001( MLS# 200530488
2) North side 3 Bedroom/I bath home
on Circle Ur mIrfJl nrar large
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3) New in -04!4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
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Haven, Large open kitchen w/island.
Must See! $134,900 MLS# 200521690
4) Reduced 2.5 contiguous acres in
Montura Ranch. Located at the end of
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MLS: 200521640
5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bed-
room/2 Bath CBS home on 2/5 acres. In
ground pool! Tile throughout, stainless
appliances. Great Home at $379,900.
MLS: 200525558
6) )05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2
bath home on man made lake. Stainless
steel appliances, Fire Place! Large bed-
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when this one is only S134,900 MLS#:
200514068
7) Port Labelle Buildable Lot ready for
your .new home. $59,900 MLS#:
200512627

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


2) 7.5 Acresl 4 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home in Pioneer Plantation.
Private-located at the end of the
street. $299,900.
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over % acre. Only Y
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment
$259,900 MI.S#: 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 L
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres
New tile in Kitchen. Great Ioi.,
tion-just off of Pine Cone, -' ,rd
to sell at $119,900 MLS#
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439


One of a kindM 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.
O1 wJiei > ri;," on lit.'.;L.er'
2.5 Acres on I It Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
MgJjlav.eRiver.atrden
7 Lots Available. New
Cr nsrrLrcron in Growing Area.
Build ic.ui Dream Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the p.,ndJ n 6.'IJ
Th.atcer Blud near the river
@568,000.00
Thatcher Blvd. L..is 6 & 7 or 8,
$58, 500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each


Marshall
R. Berner

863-228.3265

1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba UBS
Home One Block From Roland
Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Tiled Through-out. Potential for 4th
Bedroom. S209,9K.
2)W.Ventura 2bd/Iba. in Brand
New Condition Ready to Move In.
Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
8ft. Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard.
Don't Miss On This Great Deal!
597K.
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.
S)Moore Haven Yacht Club!
2bd/2ba MH w extra lot, 'included
In Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! S139,9K

g Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 6! b -9 fl$
Of Fr P., l ,fL.^. ,W, Pss'
community offered @ $174,900
I have the time to list, show and sell
your property. I pledge to you the
most customer service any Realtor
can offer, Just ask my past cus,
tomers! (ref. avail.) Call Today!!!


READY TO MOVE In MRE 3/2
DLVWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$11 9900o00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000

Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

30 acres of pastre and woods in
Ladeca $755,000.00.
5 wooded acres In Ladeca $150,000.00
Call meforvacant nd Lotsoracreage
Recent R eucd! Beauful 3aPP28A4
manufactured home on 1.09 aces in
Monura Nice floor pant th firepla
makes thislistingamurstsee@>$107,325


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
St Hlibb Espa0ol

New Listing! 3BD/28A Nice
Kept,ManyFruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Deal Fell Throught Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/t-,a f-IH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
road, tenant occupied,fenced,
new septic @ $124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of lan.d sirinql-
wide MH offered a $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
Back ci Mork l rJ, hrl e n h i.:- -r
well r
LaI r' 199 *S


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420 E SUGARLAND HWY.
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RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
2 Houseia ~ Harbor SugarIand Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
3BR, 23WJR, 1BA 2BR2BAhome, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
both $165,000 garage w/ guest suite on 3BR,2BA Motura 1.25acres
3BR, 2BA $265 tOl 12.80 ac. Call for details $900
3BR, 2.5 BA $198,500 CBS Tri-Plex Utiti 4BR. 3BR,.2BA, L25ac. $160,000
3BR, 2.5BA $198,500 2BA Unit 2 2BR, BA 2Lt25sisdehysidoedeared
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 BR 1 A $45,000 each
B A nle 3 2BR I BAc5ts Piontr $120,000
$1 $279,000 2BR, t 1/2 BA
4BR, 3BA Del Monte Condo (7) $150K COMMERCIAL
$314,000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2SBA 2 Story MOBILE HOMES 27 1I', ', $550,000
$199,000 3BR, 2BA on lake CommedrialBuilding 75'x20'
$R199y, $120000 onUS 27 Call Fbr Details
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood Indv+ E 82,
$410,000 JBR. 2BA E&iY$82,000 IEdi0 IW l '
3BR, 2BA with study and 4BR2BA 2r00l DWMH Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
pool. New Subdiviion with 30'x5' metal building & Apt. $173.000
$375,000 2.16 aces $259,900

All of us join in saying "Thank You"

and wishing you a Happy Holiday

and a successful New Year!!

"NOW ON THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE TO
BETTER SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!"


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YOUR ONLY LOCAL REALTOR If TOWN! .! J
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS .'




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AMUST SEE $133,900


RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
S4BR, 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, 1BA each unit
$229,000
ACREAGELAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details


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. rieady to .reiln,. lr, at, $ l4.l_,l0 l
Readyto movein. Ofered at $140,000


MONTURA
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinnete $48,000
Appaloosa 2 1/2 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
Reduced to $59,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogal $145,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
* 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.



GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
(863)763-8085



Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25.(863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
(863)763-8085


Agriculture


BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
(863)763-8943.


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229

SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


PACHINKO MACHINE- Me-
chanical vertical Japanese
pinball, good cond. $100 or
best offer (863)357-7406


WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
Semi Automatic.
(863)675-3665

How do you find a job
In today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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




VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8844
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
iW:l tloi, nlinis 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
QUARTER/Thoroughbred lyr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie dawn. $450.
(863)672-9200



LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors; tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze!


PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225
RIDING MOWER John Deere,
14.5 HP 38" cut, runs.good,
$700 (863)673-3620
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze


CORTINA ENGLISH RIDING
SADDLE- asking $100
(863)675-1634


Rentals
ItlNT

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



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

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


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Up To 10,000


Belle Glade


OFFICE SPACE
AVAILABLE

-Build To Suit-

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Call 56 1262-687
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NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apt.
Units Available with rental
assistance.
Senior Community
Office hrs. Mon.& Thur. 8-4
863-675-7650
Equal Housing Opportunity

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1085
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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ESTABLISHED GYM
FOR SALE (863)983-4436


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Hurricane Wind Zone 3
1 Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


i PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.
RFind It faster. Sell It sooner
in the classified



5 ACRES & 3/2 DOUBLE-
WIDE- in LaDeca, between La-
Belle & Clewiston, Hendry
County, $259,000
(239)297-5864 or
(863)675-6652
PROPERTY in Port LaBelle
Unit 7, Block 2212, Lot 19.
Asking $50,000.
(407)797-1166

Outof tat


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun-
tain view and riverfront
homesites from the $60s.
Gated community, custom
lodge. Near natural hot
springs. Don't miss out! Call
(866)292-5762.
' BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. -MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 33 acres
$115,500. Owner Financing
available. Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
COOL SUMMERS MILD WIN-
TERS Affordable Homes &
Mountain Cabins CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE (877)
837-2288 EXIT REALTY
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPER-
TIES www.exitmurphy.corhm.
NC MOUNTAUINS-Logocabin
.9t00E-Tisy to finish cab-
or ,,- :,, :,:u ,] ., M million
i.i. 'virw ':. Avj.i l ,.jtli .n 1-7
acre parcel? $29 900-
T i,9i|) fi'eev h'li,' Ar.',it r,li'

North Carolina Gateo Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.


TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
SALE Near Chattanooga.
Beautiful new lakeside com-
munity. 1 to 5 acre home-
sites from the $40s. Limited
number of private boat slips.
Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
Tennessee Waterfront Land
Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
cels from only $9,900! Cabin
Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes
and docks only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.


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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Needed in Clewiston: Fenced
/ Open Storage/ Office / Ware-
house. Call 863-441-4748
TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$ -
I will buy your vacant Idf or
land for cash. Close in week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800


Mobile Homes


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


HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS
For Rent, Near Clewiston,
Dr. L. E. Thompson, Jr,
(754)224-0364 or 983-6836


L II


3 Cuartos, 2 Banos,
Traila Doble Nueva Lis-
tas para ser occupadas.
Eston localizades en 1/2
acre de propidad. Entre
en medio de LaBelle y
Immokalee. Llamme al
(863)673-2575.

3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe-
cialmente, para las victi-
mas dl Huracan.
$29,900 se accept el
program de FEMA y
agencies de seguro. Lla- '
menes al
863-673-2575.
HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
'move. (863)467-4808

Mas de 40 trails san-
cias in envertario Listas-
..-pa-ser senlaals en su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y baja pago de Mensu-
aledad. Llamme para
mas information.
(863)673-2575. .


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CALOOSA MOBILE

HOMES


Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath
28'x60' ceramic tile floors,
central air, on beautiful 1/2 acre lot.
On Hwy. 80 convenient to
Clewiston & LaBelle. $94,900


Call or come by:
600 E. Cowboy Way
In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or
toll free 866-368-4300


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES


Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ftfenced yd.
Priced to sell @ $108,500.
Call owner: 863-673-5071

New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee,.Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106



RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106

SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation

MIlMlI


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


AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857


ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
& trailer, 150 Merc., 21 hrs
on engine, full warr trans-
ferable, trolling mtr, hot foot,
fishfinder, Must sell paid
$21000 asking $15000 cash
(863)677-1198/805-0556
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, .16',
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
finder. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
(863)763-5011
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
KAYAK- Hobie Lanai, used,
roomy cockpit, drink holder,
storage, good size for
kids,$185 (863)467-1790
KAYAK- Perception Swifty,
9.5, used highback seat,
good cond, yellow, $150
neg. (863)467-1790 Iv msg
MERCURY -'69 10 horse
power. $150
(801)673-6926
PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
(863)381-9356/655-3654
PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
25hp motors, canopy & trail-
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
(765)610-4494
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield; 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor& trir, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
Grab a bargain from your
ntei'hbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classiffeds.


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DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.
(863)467-8186/941-1331
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
WINNEBEGO REALDO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798


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GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186 / 946-1331
HONDA GOLDWING '76- runs
good, $1800 (863)673-3620
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer (863)634-7680


AiTsipot 7e


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. $2200.
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
hours, Runs great. $2500.
(863)467-1047
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
(863)467-1047


HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
Moving Must Sell. $7500
neg. (772)468-2377
Terry Travel Trailer,'94, 27",
like new, used very little, must
see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email
Idabakerl 2C2aol.com


Automobiles


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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 Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


Automobil^es


ACURA INTEGRA 1997 new
paint, detailed, black, $4900
(863)634-3451

CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
or (863)763-0257. ,
FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, Low
miles. Looks & Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
863-467-7049/561-261-9274
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
(863)634-1909/634-3931 or
(305)797-5011
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
runs good, no a/c, $2000.
863-509-3028 or
863-612-0000 ask for Libby
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
offer (863)677-4001.
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts, or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970
NISSAN SENTRA NX 2000'93
Rebuilt trans. New tires.
130K mi. Runs good. 27 mi
per gal. $1000 (863)677-0459
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs
transmission work, $500
(863)634-2191.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
TOYOTA CELICA 1993 5sp,
cold air, $3500
(863)675-5001
TOYOTA MR2, '88, white, sun
roof, runs great, 32-35 mpg,
am/fm/cd, very dependable,
$1500. (561)924-2208


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CHEVEROLET PICK UP
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-4826,
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6,
runs great. Needs minor res-
toration. $500 (863)697-6731
VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE-
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826


EASY GO 2 seater w/top and
windshield and charger
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.
't863)763-4545/260-450-22
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good condition $350
(863)946-3860
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750
Double pumper, Very clean
$75. (239)770-6423
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399
TONNEAU COVER by ARE
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731.
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.
(863)673-5038


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CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY S10, '03, 3 dr., stan-
dard shift, 4 cyl., 13k mi.,
under factory warranty,
$9900. (863)357-3413
DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500. (239)770-6423
GMC-'86, 22' Drive van body,
New eng. & tires, Less than
30K, 5spd. $4500 or best
offer. (941)416-5571
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neo (8631697-1645


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CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- '97,
White, 4x4, All power, Very
clean $8500. or best offer
(863)697-6540
FORD EXPEDITION 1997- All
power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner car- $5850
(863)467-2267


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CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
(863)763-4617


ENCLOSED HALLMARK
TRAILER- G.A.W.B. 2980,
asking $1675
(863)357-2424
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095


DODGE CARAVAN SPORT '02
49 K mis. Fully loaded. Must
seel Runs great. $8500
(863)763-9464
FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
good, Cold A/C. Asking
1100. or best offer
(863)467-2131


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 05-1098-DR
Clara L. Domlnquez,
Petitioner
and
Luclano Domlnquez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Luclano Domlnquez
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Clara Do-
mlnquez whose Is 1991 Strickland
Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before
January 23, 2006, and tile the original
with the clerk of this Court at Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, be-
fore service on Petitioner or
Immediately thereafter. If you fall to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the
petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request,
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12,285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Inlormation. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: December15, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
104741 CGS 12/22,29/05;1/5,12/06
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,
creditors 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 title
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 title on the following real property
in Hendry County, Florida:
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
Mineral 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 Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice 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
SH ,TiT,)..-nl
Deputy Clerk
101729 CGS 12/8,15,22,29/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN.
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-724-DR
In Re the Mardriageof:
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
Husband/Respondent, & LEANNE PA-.
TRICIA FAHEY, Wife/Petifioner.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.
22 Leonard Street
SPni.,rd M.i;,',i.:04 li
L : I'Ir" ownr. A .)r,- :': LhI',,i-in "
You are notified that an action for disso-
lution of marriage has been filed
againstyou.
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 pefioners attorney, on
or before January 10, 2006, and to file
the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the petitioners
attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to serve and file a written an-
swer, as indicated herein, a default will
be entered against you, and a Judg;
ment may be entered, granting the pe-
tftione's requests, as indicated in the
petition.
The peittioners attorney is:
RALPH ELVER
PAVESE LAW FIRM
461 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
PO DRAWER 2280
LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-195-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANN LAURA SARGENT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered In the estate of ANN LAURA
SARGENT deceased, File Number
051;95C: by the Circuit Court'for
HENDHY County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which Is eO. Box
1760 Labelle Florida 33975-1760'
that the decedents date of death was
March 1. ..2005: that the total value of
the estate is .50.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
Creditors:
NONE
Beneficiaries:
Elwood Russell Sargent
1117 Forest Lawn Drive
Salem, Virginia 24153
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DESCENDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is December22nd, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
ELWOOD RUSSELL SARGENT
1117 Forest Lawn Drive
Salem, Virginia 24153

Anonil- I o,ir ;:lo ':i 1
M. Daniel Sasso, PA.
4223 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Telephone: (239) 542-1355
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-187-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL DAVID SHANAHAN
a/k/a MICHAEL D. SHANAHAN
Deceased
'NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mi-
chael David Shanahan, deceased,
(decadent') File Number 2005-187-
CP, Is pending In the Circuit Court for'
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, RO. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida
33975-1760. This Notice is provided
uantto Section 733.2121, Florida
Statutes The names and addresses of
the Co-Personal Representatives and
the C-Personal Representatives' attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is served within
three (3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
-THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the Decedents Estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is December 22, 2005.
Attorney for
l,,, f i.l.wan :'li
She'ppard, Brett, Stewart,
Hersch & Klnsey, PA.
9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Telephone: (239) 334-1141
Flonda Bar Mo: 158647
Co-Personal Representatives:
Megan R. Shanahan
1801 Brantley Road, #203
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Dana Rucker
6911 Highway 71 NE
Wilmar, MN 56201.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. CP05-23 2005-CP-126
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUI A. MEREDITH,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Loui
A. Meredith deceased, whose date of
death was May 30, 2003, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The name and
address of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth above.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ONTHEM,.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTH AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is 12/15/05.
Personal Representagive:
Arnold W.Allison
3613 Sea Horse Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COLIN M.CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
1863) 763-8600
Fla. Bar No.270441
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INVITATION TUOIU
BID #2005-02
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION
4 MILES OF MAYORAL ST,
Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced road will be received by
the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as 'DIS-
TRICT at
475 S. Cabbage Palm St
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 10:00 am local imne on January 19, 2006, for furnishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
pdrise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accor-
dance with the conditions of the Invitathon to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any
Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the specified
day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid upon Is described as Roadway reconstruction of approximately
four miles of a road called Mayoral from Perimeter on the south end to Pine Cone
on the north as specified in the detailed drawings and specifications prepared by
Rock Aboulaoude, PE. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on January 4th, 2006 at
the Clubhouse at 10:00 am.
Construction drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rick Aboujaoude,
RE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street Suite B, LaBelle, Florida or from
CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street for a fee of $50 (non-refundable).
Rock's telephone Is (863) 612-0011 or CCWCD phone no. Is (863) 983-5795.
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in
an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount All subcontractors
shall be declared onthe prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on January 19. 2006. at 10:00 am in the
Club House located on 255 H. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certificateas of Insurance
shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the
surety or insurance company having his place of business In the State of Florida.
Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali-
fled to do business In the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of
1 -minus or better and who Is listed on the United States Treasury Department's T-
list as acceptable to issue bonds forthe applicable dollar amount
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days afterthe date of Bid opening.
In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licensed and
permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances,
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as is necessary to determine the performance record
and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci-
tied under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such Information
as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder's qualifications.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the In-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this __ day of 2005.
ATTEST: Central County Water Control District
By: Carolyn Heaster
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Witness My Hand And The Seal Of1 This
Court On December 1, 2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101755 CGS 12/8,15,22,29
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 05-918CA
WINDEL AND RHONDA PALMER,
Plaintiff
VS
MICHAEL 0. AND MARYANNE E. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, should they be
deceased, and any natural unknown
persons who might be the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, unknown tenants or other
parties claiming by, through, under or
againstthe above-named defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION,
To: MICHAEL D. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, and any natural
unknown persons who might be the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, unknown tenants
or other parties claiming by, through,
under or against the above-named de-
fendants.
You are hereby notified that a Complaint
to Quiet Title was filed In this court on
Oct. 17, 2005. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
If any, on the petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address is: Sherea-
Ann Ferrer, RO. Box 721894, Orlando,
Florida 32872, and file an original with
the clerk of this court on or before Jan.
17, 2006. Otherwise, a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition. Property De-
s c r I p t I o n :
4-10-43-29-030-2093-0070. Port La-
belle Unit 3 Block 2093 Lot 7, a subdi-
vision, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 3, page 73, Pub-
lic Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except gas, oil and mineral
rights not owned by the previous own-
er. Subject to exilsing easements and
right of way of record.
Witness my hand and seal on Dec. 7,
2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 30,2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Storage Property of Nathan Guzaan
STV, stereo, refrigerator, microwave,
luggage, toys, clothes,
household misc. items.
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
appllcaluon(s) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
George N Nelson Resort (Riverbend Motorcoach Resort) 5800 W SR 80, Alva, R.
33920, has submitted Application 051031-37 for renewal of Water Use Pernit
26-00673-W to irrigate 46 acres of landscape lands. The water will be withdrawn
from an adjacent lake and the project is located in Sections 21,28, Township 43
South, Range 28 East.
K-Bob Inc (Citrus Grove) 8405 N 675 East, Ossian, IN 46777, has submitted AppO-
cation 051031-62 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00148-W to Irrigate 59
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aq-
utfer and the project is located in Sections 9,10, Township 44 South, Range 29
East.
Bar J R Ranch (Jo Mar El Grove) PO'Box 5007, Immokalee, R. 34143, has submit-
ted Application 051104-2 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00227-W to krigate
130 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone
Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 29,30, Township 45 South, Range
29 East.
Robert L Hampton (Smoak Grove) PO Box 2512, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted
'Application 051109-5 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00277-W to irrigate
418 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone
Aquifer and the project Is located in Section 14, Township 45 South, Range 28
East.
Mr. i,,, ir, :W..t- C-i '-11 Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application
u'. i I I i .. i,,o. 1, .- .:.r Environmental Resource Permit 26-00239-S for
21,596.8 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the North
Feeder Canal and the project is located in Sections 1-34, Township 47 South,
Range 33 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regardin the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District At Envin-
mental Resource Regulaton, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, R. 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for after
reviewing the staff report
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PATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS LE A IEVEtHULAUU MUMlUIAHSnrITAL.
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County will be destroying all medical records
that were left at Everglades Memorial Hospital in Pahokee when the facility
closed. If you would like to see if your medical records were left In he hospital
when the facility closed and would like to take possession of your records, please
contact Liz Hemandez at (561) 996-0129 by January 20, 2006.
INFORMACI(N RELACIONADA CON LAS HISTORIAS MtDICAS QUESE
QUEDARON EN EL HOSPITAL EVERGLADES MEMORIAL
El Distrito de Salud del CondadoPealm Beach destruir todas las Ihistoias mricas
aue se quedaron en el Hospital Everglades Memorial aen Pahokee cuando se cerd
dicho hospital. Si used desea chequear sl su historic medca se qued en el hos-
pital cuando 10 cerraron y le gustara teneda an su poder, pr favor, strvase cc-
municarse con Uz Hemandez al (541) 996-0129 antes del 20 de nero del 2006.

DOSYE MEDICAL PASYAN YO KI RETE NAN EVERGLADES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
L6 bllding nan femen, Depatman Sarnt nan Palm Beach County pent detwl tout do-
aye medical yO Id te rte nan Everglades Memorial Hospital nan Pahokee. Sl ou te
enterese vin w sli dosye medical pa w yo te rote nan lopltal la 6i bllding nan
fImen e tou si ou ta vie kolekte dosye w y, tanpri kontakte Uz Hemandez na
(561)996-0129 ash 20 Janvye, 2006.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA

A.A.A, SELF STORAGE, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 03CA199
GINA F. NAVARRETE,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a final decree of
foreclosure entered in the
above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Glades
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Glades
County, Florida, described
as:

Lot 4, Block 17 RANCH LAKE
ESTATES, as per Plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 37, of the Public
Records of Glades County,
Florida.

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at
the Front steps of the Glades
County Courthouse located
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, at 11:00 A.M.
on the 29th day of Decem-
ber, 2005. -
JOE FLINT, Clerk of Circuit
Court, Glades County, Florida
By: Deputy Clerk
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NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, January 5th, at 12:30 p.m. In the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 524 West Sagamore
Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
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Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
classifieds.

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them In the
classifieds.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United
American Lien & Recovery as agent
with power of attomey wi seal the fol-
lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
subject to any lens; net proceeds de-
posited with the clerk of court own-
er/llenholder has right to hearing and
post bond: owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person Interested ph
(954)563-1999
Sale date January 20, 2006 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave.,F. Laderdale, R. -
33309
15577 1992 Mazda 82200 PK Vln#:
JM2UF1139N0278672 r/o Audello
Valentine or Eleazar Valentine Siva, PO
Box 813, Fleda, FL cust: Manuel
Chaves, PO Box 813, Feda, FL lenor
Car Care Auto Detaiing, 260 N. Bridge
St., LaBelle, FL 863-674-1787 en amt
$3375.95.
15578 1991 Isuzu Stylus 4dr Vln#
JABRT5359M741e597 /o ULife Fegn
Bostic, 23210 Palm St, SW LaBete,
FL lienor: Pro Auto Repair, 49 N. In-
dustrial Loop, LaBelle, FL
863-675-1109 llen amt $2884.00
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Rab 422
Flau765 & 1911
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