<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Main
 Main: Obituaries
 Main continued
 Main: Opinion
 Main continued
 Main: Agriculture
 Main: Classifieds














The Clewiston news
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028415/00081
 Material Information
Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: January 5, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000366793
oclc - 33429955
notis - ACA5652
lccn - sn 95047264
System ID: UF00028415:00081
 Related Items
Preceded by: Clewiston progress

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
    Main: Obituaries
        page 2
    Main continued
        page 3
    Main: Opinion
        page 4
    Main continued
        page 5
        page 6
        page 7
        page 8
        page 9
        page 10
        page 11
        page 12
        page 13
        page 14
    Main: Agriculture
        page 15
    Main: Classifieds
        page 16
        page 17
        page 18
        page 19
        page 20
Full Text



Finl eter t*a


Clewistuii


Volume 81,


At a Glance

Join the C.RE.W
The Clewiston Recovery
Ecumenical Workforce
(C.R.E.W) is forming to help
with unmet needs and long-
term recovery from Hurricane
Wilma. Everyone is invited to
be a part of it. The first organiza-
tional meeting will be Tuesday,
Jan. 10, at noon, in the Hendry
Regional Hospital Conference
Room. For more information,
call John Hicks at 983-5269.

Boy Scout annual
fundraiser event
Boy Scout Troop 619 will be
hosting their annual major
fundraiser carnival Jan. 5-15.
The troop would like to invite
the community to their annual
carni al located :on SouLth Fran-
cisco lust past the railroad
tracks at the Elks Field in
Cle%\iston. This is Troop 619's
largest fundraiser fo-r the year
the rnoney they raise \'ill be
paling their \a\' toward sum-
mer camp and other outings
they go on throughout the vear.

Choir union
cancelled
The choir union \\ill resume
in February ol 20u6 The choir
union revival will begin on
Monday night, Jan 16, a 7:30
p.m. at Mt. Calvar) Missionary
Baptist Church, Cle\ iston

Notice to
senior citizens
Effective Jan. I an additional
$25,000 exemption on county
mileage oniy was made eligible
to persons age 65 years or older
.\ hos.e oious.el'idiro-ncon does
not exceed the state allowance.
Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis. They are not auto-
malically renewable like the
original homestead exemp-
tions. Applicauons \\ill be avail-
able after Jan. I. The deadline
for returning your application is
March 1, 2(006 For additional
information please feel free to
call the LaBelle office at 675-
5270 or the Clewiston Office at
983-3178.

Homestead
exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Henidr
County property appraiser.
announces that property own-
ers who have established a new
Permanent. residence, in
!Hendry County, or have
changed ownership in any
manner must make a new
application and qualify for the
$25,000 Homestead exemp-
tion. Ifyou have established res-
idency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need
additional 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-Friday.
Our temporary office is located
at 100 E. El Paso on the corner
of El Paso and Central.

Lake Level

15.69
feet
; above sea
level

Index
Classifieds .......16-19
SOpinion . . .4
School ....... . .9
Sports . . . .13
See Page 4'for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszap.com
newsblog.info
Online news &'information



8 Ill16510 00020 7II
1 6 5 10 0 0 02 0


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 192
Number 31 Thursday, Ja


2005: The


Editor's note: This is part two
of the year in review, highlight-
ing this past year in news.
Hurricane Wilma was the big
story in Clewiston in 2005. The
record-breaking storm hit the
area around the lake hard, leav-
ing a trail of devastation. As the
year ended, many residents were
still struggling to repair storm
damage.
Headlines in the Clewiston
News during 2005 also included:


July
U.S. Sugar and Hendry
Regional Medical Center officials
went to court over a request for
hospital records.
Lucinda Kelly announced
plans to leave Clewiston High
School to become principal at
Clewiston Middle School. Dr.
Robert Egley was named as CHS
principal.
The Clewiston High school
promoted summer reading.


I cWS

ary5,2050
inuary 5, 2006


Year in review


Representatives from South
Central Florida Express present-
ed a program on Operation Life-
saver, a community education
program to reduce accidents at
railroad crossings.
Judge Frederick Hardt ruled
that Hendry Regional Center was
in compliance with the open
records law.
e Local residents celebrated
the nation's Independence Day.
The Clewiston Police
Department sponsored a kid's


Big delivery: New mill parts arrive in Clewiston


I..
,7, .* ... -- :'. -.
i '- -.' "'.*., '. .' .. ,,* -. .
Submitted to INI
A barge carrying the most technologically advanced automated evaporator vessels for
U.S. Sugar's new sugar milling operations arrived Friday at the Port of Clewiston and
subsequently made their way through town. The evaporator vessels were manufactured
in Louisiana and shipped by barge across the Gulf of Mexico.


The equipment then came up the Caloosahatchee River and through the locks to
Clewiston. There, they were unloaded by large cranes and trucked to the Clewiston Mill.
Shipping the equipment by barge was the most efficient method and.had the advantage
of keeping the heavy equipment off the highways.


fishing tournament.
August
The Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce honored Jeff Chue
for customer service.
e The Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council
planned special recognition for
Hendry County businesses for
contributions to the economic
development of Hendry County.
The Clewiston Rotary and
Lions Clubs hosted Florida


Atlantic University football coach
Howard Schnellenberger.
U.S. Sugar officials contin-
ued to question the hospital's
finances.
Clewiston students returned
to school.
Hendry County Health
Department prepared a farewell
reception for Dr. Martha Valiant,
who left her position as director
of the health department at the
See Review Page 12


Memorial




planned for



old principal


Donations taken for
Squitier Scholarship

By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Former
Clewiston High School Principal'
Kurt Squitier will be remem-
bered in Hendry County for his
dedication as an educator, a lov-
ing husband and father, and ulti-
mately as an assistant superin-
tendent for Hendry County
Scl -i:,lo be.Ji his re-ltirneint
Tre l.-ngtinme educator \\as
involved in a tragic motorcycle
accident on Dec. 4 along with his
wife, Jeanne, after a morning


visit to their daughter and grand-
children. The couple was travel-
ing on MacGregor Blvd. and
turning right onto lona Road,
when anqfher car rushed
through the intersection, turning
left from the opposite direction,
cutting off the Squitiers who
crashed broadside against the
car.
Both Squitiers were taken to
Lee Memorial Hospital, where
Mr. Squitier was admitted in
extremely critical condition and
. Mrs. Squitier in critical condition.
Mr. Squitier suffered very severe
cranial injuries, and fought for
SSee Accident Page 12


Students head



back to school



at Central


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON Parents and
students, as well as teachers
and staff of Central Elementary
School might collectively
breathe a sigh of relief this
week as the school resumes a
normal schedule, after two
months of adjusting to short-
ened classes and late days in
order to share facilities with
Westside Elementary School
while repairs were made to


Central Elementary School.
The repairs were completed
as scheduled before the start of
the 2006 spring semester,
which. will ironically begin
while yet another Tropical
Storm, Zeta, churns thousands
of miles out in the Atlantic dur-
ing this record-breaking hurri-
cane season.
Weather forecasters do not
expect the storm to pose any
See School Page 12


Soldier proves that home


is wherever the heart lies


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The bond
between soldiers is sometimes
legendary, formed from the
moment strangers don their
uniform, and deepened by
overcoming adversity side by
side. Whether it is the trials of
combat or spending that first
Christmas far from home, there
are levels of friendships that
only soldiers ever reach.
Even while young men and
women carry the bright torch of
flag and freedom into their mili-
tary service, the wily old veter.
ans will be the first to explain
that when the bullets started fly-
ing and bombs started drop-
ping, they risked their lives for
their fellow soldiers. For many,
that bond begins the first time
they leave their hometown and
begin their military career in the


initial mass chaos that is basic
training.
It is here that the first of
many friendships are formed,
because for many, it is here that
the first challenges of life are
met head on with the support of
others who are facing the same
adversity as you. Such is the
case for Clewiston's Ana
Figueroa, who left her home in
early November thanks to a
delay by Hurricane Wilma, to
begin service to her country in
the United States Army.
Ana is currently completing
the final two weeks of basic
training at Ft. Leonardwood,
Missouri, but was recently
home for the holidays with a
surprise guest. Also undergoing
basic training alongside Ana is
Guadalupe Hanson. The pair
met upon Ana's initial arrival
and the pair became immediate


friends.
"She had already been there
a couple of weeks before me,"
said Ana about the pair's meet-
ing at the reception center
before beginning basic. "She
helped me out a lot because I
didn't know what I was sup-
posed to do. I kept asking her,
'Is this right? Is this squared
away? How do I do this?'"
Guadalupe helped her new
friend to adjust to Ana's chosen
career quicker than many new
soldiers are able to do and that
help would eventually be
rewarded with the ultimate dis-
play of friendship. Guadalupe, a
resident of Birmingham Alaba-
ma, was schedule to go home
for the holiday break, that
recruits who go through basic
during this time of year are
See Soldier Page 12


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Ana Figueroa (right) donned the uniform of the United States
Army at the end of October and brought her hometown com-
passion with her. Ana brought home Guadalupe Hanson
(right), a basic training "battle buddy" for the holidays after
Hanson learned that she could not go home for Christmas.


'I.,


'I i. '


-~F -e


jCr








Serving the communit~~~~~iessuho aeOecoe hrdy aur ,20


Obituaries


Henry Jumper, Sr.
Henry Jumper, Sr., 83, of Big
Cypress Reservation, passed
away Dec. 18, 2005 in Weston,
Fla. He was born Sept. 14, 1922
in Collier County. He worked as
water master for the Seminole
Tribe of Florida at Big Cypress
Reservation.
Survivors include three
daughters: Mary Robbins,
Frances Jumper Teele and Tere-
sa Jumper, all of Big Cypress
Reservation; three sons: Henry
Jumper, Jr., Danny Jumper and
Phillip Jumper, all of Big Cypress
Reservation; 20 grandchildren
and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his parents: Little Charlie
Jumper and Billie Tommie
Jumper; brothers, Chief Charlie
Jumper, Harvey Jumper, Josie
Jumper, and Johnny Jumper and
his sister, Ruby Jumper Billie.
A graveside funeral service
was held Dec. 21, 2005 at Big
Cypress Cemetery in Big Cypress
Reservation with Pastor Howard
Micco officiating. All arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home of Clewiston.
Harold E.
"Gene" Slusser
Harold E. "Gene" Slusser, age
70, recently returned to Dayton,
:his birth place, after residing in
Lake Port Fla. for 30 years,
passed away Wednesday, Dec.
28, 2005 after a courageous bat-
tle with cancer and liver disease.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy and a police officer in Ohio
for several years. He is preceded
in death by his second wife
Doris; his parents Harold W. and
Helen L., and his beloved sister
Judi Strobel. He is survived by
two daughters, Victoria Bazzy
and husband Rick of Dayton and
Linda Slusser of Vandalia; his
special granddaughter Angela
Valdes and husband German of
Dayton; four other grandchil-
dren Christina Banda and hus-
band Juan, Nicholas Slusser,
Jennifer Lockhart and husband
Nathan and Sherry Honn; nine
great grandchildren; loving
niece Connie Hiegel and hus-
band Rob and niece Barbara
Hartsock; numerous great
nieces and great nephews;
brother-in-law George Strobel
"Sonny" of Lake Port, Fla.; long
time friends Della Campbell and
Charlie Reynolds. Harold
requested private graveside
Services only, which were held
at Willow View Cemetery on
Tuesday, Jan. 3 with family and
close friends. If desired, memo-
rial contributions may be made
to Hospice of Dayton in Harold's
memory. To leave a special mes-
sage for the family, visit
www.newcomerfamily.com.
Deborah Kay
Haywood
Deborah Kay Haywood, age
54, of Clewiston, passed away
Dec. 28, 2005 in LaBelle. She
was born Mar. 1, 1951 in Havre
De Grace, MD, to William Lester
Davis and Virginia (Reamy)


Davis.
Deborah graduated with a BS
in Nursing from St. Joseph's Col-
lege, Standish, ME. She worked
as a registered nurse with Semi-
nole Tribe Of Florida.
Survivors include her hus-
band, James L. Haywood, Jr. of
Clewiston; three sons: James
(Deana) L. Haywood, III of
Lehigh Acres, Joseph (Kim)
Clennen Haywood of LaBelle
and Joshua Nolan Haywood of
Alva; mother: Virginia (Joe)
Giodorno; brother: William
Lester Davis, Jr. of Brownsville,
TX; five sisters: Marie Williams
of Newark, DE, Vickie Davis of
Philadelphia, PA, Leslie Hyatt of
Rochester, NY, Virginia Syderick
of Beverly Hills, CA and Sheree
Waddell of Witchita, KS; and
grandchildren: Arena Ashley,
Jacey, Dustin, Terry and Megan.
Memorial services were held
Tues. Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
with Teresa Reynolds officiating.
Visitation was Tuesday from 5-7
p.m. prior to the memorial serv-
ice at the funeral home in
LaBelle. Cremantaion arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home LaBelle.
Christine M. Venezia
Christine M. Venezia, 82, a
pioneer of Pahokee, suffered a
massive stroke and died at J.F.K.
Hospital on Dec. 26, 2005. She
was preceded in death by her
parents, Jim and Julia Mizell.
She is survived by the father
of her two daughters, Earle Pitts;
two daughters Beverly Vann
(Earl), Amanda Howle (Paul-for-
mer son-in-law); five grandchil-
dren, Patricia Campbell (Eddie),
Lynn Hewitt (Steve), Hal Vann
(Tina), Blane Kohr (Nadine) and
Marnae Pelham (Kip); 10 great
grandchildren; Ronnie Fripp,
Justin Mclntosh (Meritssy),
Jonathan Mclntos, Jr. Gordon,
Tiffany and Will Vann, Aliyah
and Marcus Kohr Paige and Pey-
ton Pelham; and one great-great
grandchild, Kathryn Faith Fripp.
She was a true survivor and
pioneer of Pahokee. Her father,
Jim Mizell, built their house on
Bacom Point Rd., and farmed in
Pahokee in 1928, just before the
hurricane she was five years
old. Often she would talk about
the good times and old pioneers
of Pahokee that are gone now.
She thought the house was tried
and true to survive another hur-
ricane, so she .anted to stay
throughout Hurricane Wilma.
But, when the roof "cme off and
wall came down (while standing
there in it) her faith in Jesus
Christ, knowing he could keep
us safe while the storm passed
by, kept us from dying. Her heart
was broken, as she had no
home. Her faith never wavered,
but her body was too weak. She
was a victim of Hurricane
Wilma. It not only took her
home, it took her too.
Her love for playing the piano
at church through the years and
teaching Sunday School will be
remembered by all that heard
her. She had such a loving spirit.
But, maybe most all of you will


remember all the pounds you
put on from her delicious cook-
ing. She won the prize for bak-
ing one year at the Grassy
Waters Festival. She talked of all
the preachers she had fed
through the years in that old
house. She will truly be missed.
Friends and family visited at
Glades Funeral Chapel on
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 and
funeral services were held at the
Church of the Nazarene in Okee-
chobee, with Rev. Jim Hudson,
pastor officiating on Thursday,
Dec. 29, 2005. Interment follow-
ing at Port Mayaca Cemetery. All
arrangements by Glades Funeral
Chapel of Belle Glade.
James Anthony
West, Sr.
James Anthony West, Sr., age
60, of Clewiston passed away
Dec. 26, 2006 in Belle Glade. He
was born Aug 16, 1945 in
Philadelphia, PA, to John Francis
West and Marion Tersa
(Onyschuck) West. He was a
veteran of the Army serving in
Vietnam. He was a route sales-
man employed by Holsum Bak-
ery in Belle Glade.
Survivors include his wife:
Brenda Joyce (Wilkinson) West;
son: James Anthony West, Jr., of
Clewiston; mother of Marion
Truehant of Springhill; brothers:
John West, Bryan West and
Michael West, all of New Jersey
and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Dec. 29, 2005 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston with
Reverend.George Bryant officiat-
ing. Interment followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewis-
ton. All arrangement by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
George Americus
Ralston, Jr.
George Americus Ralston, Jr.,
age 71, of Clewiston, formally of
Tampa passed away Dec. 26,
2005 at Clewiston. George was
born Sept. 18, 1934, at Tampa to
the late George Americus Ral-
ston and the late Yvonne
Thompson. After completing
high school he served in the U.S.
Army. He returned to Tampa
working as a letter carrier with
the Forest Hill Station, Tampa.
Survivors include his wife
Doris "Neeley" Ralston, of
Clewiston; sons George A. Ral-
ston, III (Michelle) of Clewiston,
Foster M. Lumpkin (Nona) of
Clewiston Daren Lumpkin
(Nancy), of Michie, Tenn.; broth-
er John Ralston, of Orlando; sis-
ter Yvonne Ralston, Ph.D., of
Bartow; eight grandchildren and
six great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 at the Myr-
tle Hill Cemetery. All arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home Clewiston Chapel.
Guadalupe
Gonzales, Sr.
Guadalupe Gonzales, Sr., age
66 of Clewiston, passed away
Dec. 27, 2005 in Wellington. He


was born March 28, 1939 in
Brownsville, Texas, son of the
late Fidencio Gonzales and the
late Isabelle Torres Gonzales. He
was a resident of Clewiston
since 1971 and a member of
Camino a la Gloria Church in
Clewiston.
Survivors include his wife:
Maria (Del la Torres) Gonzales;
sons: Guadalupe Gonzales, Jr. of
Clewiston, Fidencio Gonzales of
Clewiston, Pablo Gonzales of
Texas and Encarnacion Gonza-
les of Clewiston; daughters:
Estella Gonzales of Clewiston,
Adella Nunez of Clewiston,
Rosario Gonzales of Clewiston,
Maria Barrientos of Clewiston,
Angelita Gonzales of Clewiston,
Dolores Gonzales of Clewiston
and Joanne Torres of Texas;
brother: Ruben Gonzales of
Clewiston; sisters: Antonia Cis-
neros of Texas, Michaella
Wiltron of Texas, Bernarda
Garza of Indiantown, San Juana
Gonzales of Texas, Delia Diaz of
Moore Haven and Eudalia Car-
denas of Moore Haven; 47
grandchildren and 41 great-
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his son, Juan Gonza-
les and sister, Francisca Mar-
tinez.
Funeral services were Friday,
Dec. 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. at
Camino a la Gloria in Clewiston
with pastor Manuel Manzanio
officiating. Interment followed
at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston. All arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston.
Charlie Infinger
Charlie Infinger, age 65, of
Clewiston passed away Dec.31,
2005. Charlie and Nancy moved
to Clewiston in 1987 from Ft.
Lauderdale. Charlie was the
founder and creator of Charlie's
Worms of Clewiston.
Survivors include his wife
Nancy; son John Charles of West
Palm Beach; daughters Joanne
Glover, Dothan, Al, and Amanda
Weiss, of Leigh Acres; seven
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.
There will be a memorial
service on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2
p.m. at New Harvest Church,
3800 Holiday Isles Drive, Clewis-
ton (beside Sonny's Restau-
rant).
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to be made
to "Audubon Society of the Ever-
glades, General Conservation
Fund-Infinger", P.O. Box 16914,
West Palm Beach, FL 33416. All
arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.


Letters



to Santa

Education,

Page 9


To read more news, visit www.newszap.com


Specializing In Custom Manufacturing

D & J Machinery, Inc.
Hubzone Cert.


728 E. Trinidad Ave.

Clewiston, FL 33440

863-983-3171




I ] i, I 61











DENTURES
SAME DAY SERVICE
FROM 385 $365 PARTIAL

a EXTRACTIONS & I.V. ANESTHESIA
FOR YOUR PRICE QUOTE
CALL VICKI
Call -866-226-9400


THEPAIENT ANDANYOTHERPERSON RESPONSIBLEFORPAYENTHASARIGHTTOREFUSETOPAY,CANCELPAYMENTOR



At Family Eye Care We Provide:
Complete Eye Health Examinations
Including Prescriptions for Contact Lenses and Glasses


Treatment of:
Glaucoma
Eye Injuries
Dry Eye
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)


Evaluation of:
Macular Degeneration
Diabetes
Cataracts
Flashes & Floaters


After Surgery Care of:
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Pterygium
LASIK


Specializing in bifocal, toric, daily disposable and hard-to-fit contact lenses.
Full Optical Services In-House Lab High Quality Name Brand Frames
Same Day Service on Some Prescriptions
Latest Technological Lens Design
Saturday and Evening Appointments Available
24 Hour Emergency Available
New Patients Welcome 863.675.0761
www.familyeyecarelabelle.com



: Memoral Tribute
SRemember a loved one
S L. who has departed with a special
SMemorial Tribute in this newspaper.
MA, 4
Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary ofyour loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.


Visit www2.newszap.com/memorials for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.


1 ___,_.OU H ES LO IA W


BUDGET MATTRESS HEADQUARTERS


50% to 70% OFF

a#tioally Adertise d Brands ,
"You can't buy a better mattress for the price, and you '
can't get a better price on a mattress"


VALUE PEDIC
Twin.....99.99 Set
Full.....149.99 Set

King....229.99 get-

2 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY

BERMUDA PLUSH
Twin....299.99 Set
SFull.....349.99 Set




10 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY

CHARDONNAY
Twin N/A Special Order
Full N/A Special Order

King....49.a9 et

10 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY


VALUE THERAPY
Twin....149.99 Set
Full .....179.99 Set

King.... 393fSet|

2 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY

BERMUDA PILLOW TOP
Twin....349.99 Set
Full .....449.99 Set




10 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY


Si


Wi.!^^^^^


SSMART SHOPPER
S CHECKLIST
V Save 50 lo 70"; V Brand New
V High Qusairy V No Irregulars
V Low Prc. V Locally Owned
V I oCmntrorired Sas V Full Warranty


l FGANCE
Twin....219.99 Set
Full.....49.99 Set

King....499.99 Set

4 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY

REGENCY
Twin....329.99 Set
Full.....379.99 Set j
III I

King....729.99Set t

8 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY

SUNRISE MEMORY TOUCH
THERAPEDICSWEDISH MEMfRY FOAM
Twin....599.99 Set
Full .....799.99 Set

ing. .1299. et

20 YEAR
NON PRO-RATE WARRANTY


Clewiston
965 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL IE
863-983-1108
Made Exclusively for Price Cutter by Sunreme Beddina" Made in the USA


Clewiston Adult & Community School
Ph: (863)983.1511 Fx: (863)983.1517

Winter Semester Schedule 2006 -

Beginning January3, 2006 thru March 17,2006

BAR C ANMD HIGH CHQ]L CqIPLXT(1Q
"Dy Lab Classe: Hours are 8:30 am to 11:30 amand 12:30 pm to 330 pm
Begin End
Course nurse Number Days Date Date Time Tuiton Teacher BlRoom
ABE 9900004-211 Mon-ri 1/3/2006 3/17/2006 8:30 11:30 am. None Mr Bolan Daylab
ABE 9900004-212 Mon-Fri 1/32006 3/17/2006 12:30 3:30 p.m. None Mr. Bolan Day Lab
GED Preparation 9900026.211 Mon-Ffi 11320088 3/17/2006 8:30-11:30 a.m. None Mr. Bolan DayLab
GED Preparation 9900026-12 Mon-Fri 132006 317/2006 12:30- 3:30 pm. None Mr. Bolan Day Lab
ESOL 9900040-211 Mon-Fri 1/32006 3/17/2008 8:30 -11:30 am. None Mr. Bolan DayLab

V, I4D H1t4H 9SCHO COMPLETION
Begin End
Coure Days Date Date Time Tuiton Teacher BuildlRoom
ABE 9900004-213 Mon/Wed 1/4/2006 3/812006 6:30 pm 9:30 pm None M. Plum Day Lab
ABE 990004.214 'Tueshur 1/3/2006 3/16/2006 6:30 pm-9:30 pm None Mr. Griffith Day Lab
GE Preparatn 9900026-213 MoniWed 1/9/2006 3/15/2006 6:30pm- 9:30pm None M.Plum Day Lab
GED Preparation 9900026214 TueesThur 1/3/2006 3/1612006 6:30 pm 9:30 pm None Mr. Giffith Day Lab
ESOL 9900040-212 Monf/ues 1/3/2006 3/14/2006 6:00 pm- 9:00pm None T., A CAS.
ESOL 900040-213 WedfThur 114/2006 3/16/2006 6:00 pm- 9:00pm None T.B.A. CAS.
CoMINUe IN Dat aon TeaUCAOcher Muld$E$
Begen End
Course Dars Date Date Tim Tuition Teacher Build/Room


Sub Teacher
Base Computer
Conversational Spanish
Coversational Spanish


E90100-211
E910S00-212
E90100-213
E9101000214


Mon 1/3/2006
Mon 1/3/2006
Tues 13/2008
Thur 1V3/2006


3/13/2006
3/13/2006
3/16/2006


OTHER CLASS OFFERED
DATE


6:30 pm 9:30 pm
6:30 pm 9:30 pm
6:30pm 9:30 pm
6:30pm 9:30 pm


$ 63.50
$ 3.50
$83.50
$ 63.50


Mrs. Way
Mr. Griffth
T. B.A.
T. 8. A.


"TO BE ANNOUNCED"


C.A.8.
C.A8.
C.A.S.
C.A.S.

983.1511


January 200
Jan. 22,2006 6:30 p.m.
25,2006 6:30 p.m.


FeBry;wa?906
Feb. 8, 2006 6:30 p.m.
.22, 2006 6:30 p.m.


March 2006
March 8, 2006 6:30 p.m.
29. 2006 6:30 p.m.


Registration fees wil be collected at time of enrollment and are non-refundable

Otherclta ay be aftmerd pmodedmfidentwlment. Courina andtutoring aevlablee Formom tformatoonn classes ndrsaGtragp on. ple c(883)963.511
"oHp S Nool Orl d tdUadg School&g W Complon com or Vocanal Talfti cmima atoanee
CLEWSTOn AOULT COMMUNITY SCHOOL fS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTMUTN.
WE no Nor OISCRIMNAtED IN REGARD TO RACE. COLOR AGE, SEX, NATION ORAOGI OR HANDICAP


PARA-PROFESSIONAL TEST DATES


Thursday, January 5, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I





I
We have the exper technicians, facto service
I *1
information, specialized tools and genuine pards to
properly service your Chrisler-Dodge-Jeep vehicle.



I I



%, - -- - - - - - - --i- --.- -"-. m - - - --... ,- - -


liAutomatic

TraniSissIO Tunes


$19.95
Drailleplace
INGIUDES:
* Drain fluid/remove filter
. New Mopar transmission filter
* Installation of new fluid
* Necessary adjustments
* Road-test vehicle
# Some Jeep vehicles require an extra charge due to
special filter
*Vehicles'with special fluids may be higher. Imports may be
higher. Additional charge for fluid disposal
Expires 1/11/06 /


Cooling

System Service


$49095 M. .A
f HI ^
ushiReplace

* Inspection of hoses ard belts
* Mopar antifreeze replacement
(2-gal max)
* Pressure test system


* Diesel engines and additional parts/labor extra
*Vehicles requiring longer-life antifreeze are higher
*additional charge for fluid disposal
Expires 1/11/06


Wheel balance &

Tire Rotation


$24.95 5
SINCUIES:
Remove four wheels
from vehicle; balance
and rotate
S Special wheels, specialty
vehicles slightly higher.

/ \ Expires 1/11/06
- -- - -..-- -


Ii
I
ii
I

I'
Ii
I'
ii
II
ii
ii
Ii


I.
!


Lube, Oil &

Filter Change


$21.95
INllUDES:
* Engine oil replacement up to 5 quarts
* Complete chassis lube
* New Mopar oil filter
* Fluid level inspection
* Inspect CV joints and front
suspension components


Additional charges may be applied for diesel,
V-lOs, Hemi V-8s, fluid disposal, semi-synthetic
\ and synthetic oils. Expires 1/11/06
-A ------------- --------


Present this ad when order is written. Check with Service Advisor to see if vehicle may require additional parts and/or labor at extra charge, Cannot be used with other specials or like service. Customer is
responsible for tax. Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, Jeep and Eagle vehicles only. C'2004, DaimlerChrysler Motors Company, LLC. Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mopar are registered trademarks of DaimlerChrysler.
Goodyear is a registered trademark of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.


HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP
HENDRY COUNTY'S ONLY 5-STAR
f CHRYSLER-DODGE-JEEP DEALER
ICRYSLEKi It really does make a difference I
1***** 1 11 1A MlB"IMU-tlcit "***


(863)983-4600 202W. Sugarand Hwy. Tol Free 1-888-200-1703


Stick with the Specialists"


I r --- I


,- i' II' I l- I I


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


AMPITON HRTSLR ONDGE IEP

START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT,

IoL-KEEP YOUR CAR SERVICED!

Stick with the Specialists
Expert Technicians Specialized Technology Genuine Mopar Parts Competitive Prices


A. I

fi"A









4 OPINION Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 5, 2006


Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Clewiston issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0902. It is a home-
town forum so visit the page as often as you would like and share your
comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please). You can
also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at 983-9140. Comments will be published in the newspa-
per as space permits.


Public issues blogs
Join the discussion of important issues at newszap.com. Topics include:
* Belle Glade/South Bay issues: newsblog.info/0901
* Clewiston issues: http://newsblog.info/0902
* Hendry County issues: http://newsblog.info/0802
* Moore Haven/Glades issues: http://newsblog.info/0903
* Okeechobee city/county issues: http://newsblog.info/0904
" Pahokee issues: http://newsblog.info/0905
Go to newszap.com, click on your community and then on "community blogs
and links."


Letter from the Executive Editor


Post your news online at newszap.com


By Katrina Elsken
Executive Editor
Newszap.com, the Web site for
the Clewiston News, has taken
community journalism to the next
level..Readers can now post their
own news items, read today's top
local stories, place a classified ad or
make a Speak Out comment all
from their computer.
Placing items with our Web site
is easy. Go online to:
www.newszap.com/ Clewiston.
This page gives you a choice of
links to click on. The first is "Clewis-
ton Area News." That link takes you
to the page one local stories from
recent editions of the Clewiston
News, along with stories from the
communities around Lake Okee-
chobee.
The next link "Clewiston Area
Classified Advertising," allows you
to check out the ads currently run-.
ning in our classified section or
place a classified ad online.


The "Clewiston Public Issues
Forum" link takes you to an online
version of "Speak Out." You can
reply to a subject already under dis-
cussion or start a new topic thread.
You can register as a member or
post as a
"guest."
The "Clewis-
ton Post your
News" link lets
you post news
and announce-
ments online,
and read those
posted by other
community Katrina
members. Any- Elsken
one may read
the announcements, but you must
register as a member in order to
post. To register, all you need is an
active e-mail address. There is no
fee. Registering reserves your
online "name," so no one can use
it. Registering also gives you the
option of communicating privately


with other registered members.
News items may be posted in
the following categories:
Sports and Recreation Notes
*School Notes
Business Press Releases
People News and Achieve-
ments
Obituaries and Memorials
Letters to the Editor
Religion/Worship Notes
Statewide and Regional Press
Releases
To leave a press release or infor-
mation in these forums you MUST
register by clicking the Registration
link in the top right corner of the
screen. Once you are registered,
choose the topic that is most
*appropriate for your release by
clicking on the name of that topic.
Hit the "Reply" button to open a
new text screen and type in your
information. Make sure you
include a title or headline with your
information. Once finished, hit the
"Save" button at the bottom of the


screen to have your press release
posted on the Forum. Please leave
contact information for verification
purposes.
Posting your news online gets
your news out to the public faster.
While the newspaper may have to
shorten a news item for publication
in the newspaper, the online ver-
sion can be as long and detailed as
you wish.
Another link takes you to "Post
for Free." This Web page offers a
place to make personal connec-
tions or post listing for free pets and
other giveaways.
At the bottom of the main page
are links for two columns that
appear weekly in the newspaper.
There are also links for the Web
sites of local government agencies
and civic organizations.
We're not finished adding to the
Web site. In the future, we will offer
even more services and options for
our readers.


The year of the Lord's favor draws nearer


Submitted to INI/Glades County Economic Development Council
Dr. Jerome Jackson, author of "In Search of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker" will be the keynote speaker at the Keynote din-
ner of the Big O Birding Festival. The festival takes place Fri-
day, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 29.


Big 0 Birding



Festival takes wing


By MaryAnn Morris

From Friday, Jan.27 through
Sunday, Jan. 29, anyone interested*
in Florida birds or wildlife has a
treat in store. The Big O Birding Fes-
tival will take place in Moore
Haven, based at the Doyle Conner
' Building, P..00 S\\ US HighWay 27,.
I'll::re Ha\en. Field uips, lectures
and an arts and crafts show featur-
ing local artists and artisans will be
Part of the festival.
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of the
world experts on the Ivory-billed
woodpecker, will be the keynote
speaker at the keynote dinner, slat-
ed for Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in
the Riverview Restaurant at the
Glades Resort, formerly Hendry
Isles, on S.R. 80 near LaBelle.
Dr. Jackson was asked to serve,
Son the Endangered Species Recov-
ery Team for the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker for the U.S. Fish and
SWildlife Service in 1985. His book,
"In Search of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker" was published by
Smithsonian Institution Press in
August 2004. Seminars each day
involve birds, bats, butterflies and
the Great Florida Birding Trail.
Lynda White of the Birds of Prey
Center is scheduled to return,
'bringing her bald eagle, burrowing
owl, caracara and other birds of
prey native to the region.
Cindi Marks of the Bat Center
will conduct the first ever search
for the Bonnetted. Bat, and
endangered' Florida bat whose


population has never been
tracked in the Glades.
Alaria Edwards, Education and
Training Coordinator for Florida
Atlantic University's Center for
.Environmental Studies will return
to lecture on butterfly gardening.
Mark Kiser, coordinator,
wildlifee \'iewting Section, Office of
Recreation Serxices-Jr the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, will give a presenta-
tion of the fifth and final section of
the Great Florida Birding Trail, the
South Florida section which will be
opening next February. The south-
ern trail includes Glades, Highlands
and Okeechobee Counties.
Among Birding tours being
offered is a tour of eagle nesting
sites at Brighton Seminole Indian
Reservation. A Barn Owl Tour,
sponsored by Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce, the ever-popular
"Owl Hoot," "Birding Canoe," on
the pristine Fisheating Creek, and
a tour of Diner Island wildlife
management area and panther
habitat are on tap.
Registration fee paid Friday, Jan.
27 is $25 per person; late registra-
tion Saturday, Jan. 28 is $30. Regis-
tration includes all lectures except
the keynote dinner speaker.
For more information and for
other fees and schedule for tours,
lectures and dinners call the Glades
County Economic Development
Council (863) 946-0300 or visit
www.bigobirdingfestival.com.


SClewiston News


Our Purpose...
The Cle'.%iston Ne\%s i publhrhed by Independent Newspapers of Flonda.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to
pursuee a m ision of journalistic serce to the citizens of the community.
Since no diwrdends are paid. the company is able to thrive on profit
marons below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in
Independent's mission of journalists service, comTntment to the ideals of
the First Amendment of the U.S. Constituton, and support of the
commmurnry's rdelibertauon of public issues.


We Pledge...
.' ,!: i ill $Ih r- ''; i[, ia;j t, plU Jc tru. i
SI', hlp '"i ,,f uri il ,r :m'r. ra t Er
,lh:t 1r:. br, jti1 .- ,rlt UroL'ij ,.ui s j,,,t
i,,i h) i.,',h'_,: f U ,.)urri.J iri
ST- 1.". i.i L6ie l...rm3junr, outier, rneed ,i
Tlil, Ih iT ,r irl l ,', .l.' t t.b,' ll
:.ubbt : '.i ,
' Tr:r i,- it uLi nea wilt honesty, acCuracey.
Sl'.iot- ('tIn. IcJrlea'-rii dcn mpdsion-.
ST., u ,r l oputi.'n page' s l0o fiat itjt
,:riinin det.jte nrl to drjminate it vwih
,ur ,i nr, .jF,)rF i.
' Ti .]'. E dll ur o :w n i:,r rtll.- ( i'r, rrst or
,''ino c. .illti,' I. u ur reader,
T* i '.rricl our error and k' ger each c'r
reaction to the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
about.
' To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.


Edttodal:

PA r r-. is Zasrsge.'
F-~...il,- di ~f~tlab


Advertising:
amad. fiomuddhbwssfimw~qp Om
Adibrdwo Dlirrajr Joy L z;lo
A-J. itiong Spn ice., ilo-aA~iei
Lrir A'Jr.m


Inridepen-k a rhmpapim;. b,,,
Chair-rec J- SrTnl
Piri-i&rim Ed DtAi
W.'r P-,J~nr-:-f j.-dir-st Owprauon Tons Bvid


Member of~

Florida resss
AsSodilonu


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
In 1929, newspapers and mag-
azines around the world covered
Admiral Richard Byrd's second
trip to and the first flight over the
South Pole. To get there, they flew
along the 180th meridian, an
imaginary but important marker
- also known as the Internation-
al Date Line.
When crossing it, travelers
either add a day or subtract a day,
depending on their direction of
travel. Admiral Byrd spoke of his
experience of flying southward to
the pole: "All the time we contin-
ued flying as closely as possible
along the 180th meridian. Even
without wind drift for which
adequate correction can be made
- it is obvious that no navigator
can fly exactly along a mathemati-
cal straight line. Consequently, we
were zigzagging constantly from
today into tomorrow, and back
again into yesterday."
We are into a new year, where
the past and the future have ten-


dencies to wrestle for dominance
in our thinking. Our minds are
crowded with remembrances of
the past year, some good and some
not so good. At the same time, we
find our minds occupied with antic-
ipations of
what's before
us again,
some good and
possibly some
not so good.
In Philippi-
ans, the Apostle
Paul shares
with us some
insight on how John
he handles Hicks
these times:
"Forgetting what lies behind, I
strain forward to what is ahead."
It's good advice.
If you have ever been to a circus,
you've probably seen the huge ele-
phants chained to a peg in the
ground. The elephant could easily
pull the peg out of the ground, but
doesn't even try. As a baby elephant
he was tied to a huge stake that he
could not pull out of the ground.


Weeks of pulling and tugging
proved unsuccessful, and eventual-
ly he gave up. Now that he is full-
grown, with great strength and the
physical ability to pull the peg out of
the ground, he remembers only the
futility of past efforts and does not
even attempt to escape.
As we "strain" forward to
what's ahead this year, let us forget
the things that may have been hold-
ing us back in the past. Let us real-
ize the chains around our legs are
not permanently binding and that
we have the strength to pull that
binding stake out of the ground
and realize freedom.
In 1922, archaeologist Howrd
Carter was completing nearly 15
years of digging in the famous Val-
ley of the Kings in Egypt. He was
hoping to find the royal tomb of
Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a.k.a. King
Tut. Having found nothing, his days
of digging were coming to an end.
Moneywas running out.
Then workers discovered 16
stairs leading into the earth. Thou-
sands of baskets filled with rocks
and sand had to be carried away,


but eventually a door was found at
the end of a long passageway.
Carter drilled a small hole in the
door, inserted a candle into the
hole, and peered in. As his eyes
grew accustomed to the light,
details emerged into his view, and
he saw strange animals, statues,
and everywhere the glint of gold.
Carter wrote, "For the moment,
I was struck dumb with amaze-
ment." A partner asked, "Can you
see anything?" And Carter's reply
was, "Yes, wonderful things."
With the light of our Lord held
before us, wonderful things will be
illuminated this year even in the
darkness of our lives. We can look
forward with anticipation instead
of anxiety this year, anchoring in
Jesus' proclamation, "The Spirit of
the Lord is on me, because He has
anointed me to preach good news
to the poor. He has sent me to pro-
claim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed, to pro-
claim the year of the Lord's favor."
"Today this scripture is fulfilled in
your hearing." Praise be to God!


After Christmas: epiphany is a celebration


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+ t
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Following Christmas there
comes a season of the Church
years known as "Epiphany." The
word means "manifestation" or a
celebration of God's revelation to
humanity. This was the purpose of
the Lord's coming, and from his
birth he made known.
The season is linked in tradi-
tions to the three wise men -
those to whom Jesus was mani-
fested from his birth. Matthew 2
tells of their being summoned by
Kind Herod to "go and search dili-
gently for the child and when you
have found him, bring me word
that I too may come and worship
him (Matthew 2:8)." Of course,
Herod had no intention of worship-
ping Jesus, butwanted to kill him.
The wise men are simply instru-
ments to be used relied on for


Their expertise and then discarded.
After all, they were wise, though,
not because of theii expertise in
interpreting signs, following the
start to Bethlehem, finding Jesus,
but in their seeing through Herod's
wickedness .-'.t"' .
and "being
warned in a
dream not to -
return to Herod, '
they departed
to their own
country by
another way
(verse 12)."
SThey were Samuel S.
given a gift of Thomas
knowledge, but
they were also given a gift of wis-
dom, too. Someone said, "knowl-
edge comes but wisdom lingers."
By today's standards, we would
consider the "wise men"
astrologers, probably Zoroastrians
from somewhere around India


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I would like
to have a birdfeeder in my back-
yard, but we have too many stray
cats in the neighborhood. I want to
set up a birdfeeder, not a cat feeder!
Should I give up on the idea?
Thanks, Karen in Belle Glade.
A: Hi there Karen, that's a great
question, and a very well thought
out one too! You do have to be
careful with where you put a bird-
feeder. Also, you can be selective
for the type of birds you attract with
different types of birdfeeders. In
your situation, I would recom-
mend putting the feeder at least 10
feet off the ground. A feeder that.
has ample perch space will be
important, so the birds will not
need a nearby branch to rest. Keep-
ing them off of branches prevents
their accessibility for hunting
attempts. Another thought may be
to use a feeder, which attracts larg-
er species of birds. A big bird is less
of an easy target for a stalking cat.
Hope that helps Karen, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I hear that
this New year will bring in "The
Year of the Dog." Does that mean it
will be a good or maybe a lucky
year for dogs? Thanks Doc, Zelda in
Loxahatchee.
A: Well Zelda, Jan. 29, 2006 will
ring in the Chinese Year of the Dog
indeed! And, has little to do with
dogs themselves. This is based on
Chinese Astrology. Each year is rep-
resented by a new sign or symbol,
for example, this year is the Year of
the Rooster.
The Chinese New Year has a dif-
ferent calendar system than what
we use, and its characters rotate
every 12 years. The Year of The
Rooster ends Jan. 28, 2006, and
"The Dog" rolls right in the next day
for his turn. I guess we now know
the answer to "Who let the dogs


Doc Savvy
out?"
In other words it has been 12
years since the last Year of the Dog.
Zelda, I did a little research this
weekend, and dragged Mark with
me to Barnes and Noble. A
Gatorade, and half an eggnog late
later finds me deep in fascination.
The character whose year you
were born in describes a lot about
your personality! Those born in this
Year of The Dog are said to be a
"Fire Dog":The Fire Dog is a natural
leader, who is popular and charis-
matic. I also read that they are very
adventurous, and certainly do
mimic man's best friend with their
loyalty. So, I guess this was not an
animal answer Zelda, but still an
answer to your very creative ques-
tion. Happy New Year and great
luck in the Year of The Dog!
Take Care, Doc Savvy
P. S. I'm a Dragon!
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavy@aol.com and check out
your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into The
Savvy Vet Show each Thursday at
10:30 a.m. on 93.5 FM The Big
Dawg.


known for their skills in reading
Heavenly signs. ....
Today, we take horoscopes and
readings of the stars with some
skepticism. I noted the ads on tele-
vision for a. well-known
"astrologer" who had in her fine
print statement, "for entertainment
purposes only."
In Jesus' time they received
more credence and were given
more attention. They should be cel-
ebrated for their wisdom and not
their professional practices they
saw through a dangerous plot and
decided that it was best to get out of
that area and not to report back to
Herod. What they saw in the
manger was a manifestation a
manifestation that even the unbe-
liever, even those who were foreign
to the traditions that predicted his
coming, even those who came
from different disciplines could
realize.
The Lord was manifested to
them and they would be changed
for it. They would be among the
first to realize that this Lord wasn't
just for a few, or for a select group,
or for an inner circle, or a limited
number of those who felt them-
selves elect and chosen. They
would worship him, present him
gifts and protect him.


That's wisdom and more than
just knowledge. It is knowledge
tempered4with love and the capaci-
ty to see beyond to understand
what is important or what is God's
will.
There is a story of King
Solomon, when he established
himself as King of Israel who one
night has God appear to him. God
Says-"Ask what I shall give you" and
Solomon replies, "Give me now
wisdom and knowledge" (2
Chronicles 1).
For a long, long time wise peo-
ple have been respected and the
world always could use a few more
wise persons. The common thread
among the wise, from earliest
times, to the time of the Lord, to
modern days is that those who
were wise saw the Lord artwork and
sought to do his will. That's worth
remembering when issues come
up in our lives or when something
is going on around us and we're
wondering what is "right" or what
we're supposed to do.
Using what has been manifest-
ed to us in sufficient guide. The
Psalmist put it succinctly, "The fear
of the Lord is beginning of wisdom
(Psalm 111: v.10)" and I'd suggest
that a healthy respect of God will
keep us wise beyond ouryears,


Clewiston News
Published by Independent Newspaper, Inc.
Serving Eastern Hendry County Since 1923


To Reach Us
Address: RO Box 1236
Clewiston. Fla 33-10
Website: www.newszap com
To Submit News
The Clea.iston News welcomes sub-
missions from its readers Opirarins,
calendar items, stories. ideas and pho-
tographs are ttelcome Call i863i983-
9148 to reach our ne.'sroom,. items
may be mailed. Ia~td or e-mailed.
The deadline for all new's items 12
p.m. Monday prior to ihe foUloMng
Thursday's publiatiion
E-mail: .-lewnewsi'.nesewzap c..m
To Place A Classified Ad
Call (8771353-2424 to place a classi-
fied advertisement irom home The
deadline for all advertising is L2 p.m.
Monday for the following Thursday's
publication.
Fax: 1-877-354-2424.
E-mail: classads(dnewszap cow
To Place A Display Ad
Call (8631983-9148. deadline for all
advertising is 12 p m. Monday for the
following Thursday's public aion.
Fax: 1-863-983-7537
E-mail: southlakeadsi.3newszap.com
Advertising Billing
Department
E-mail: billteam@newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phse: (877)353-2424
E-imasb eailr- remiv o' cr'r
The Cliea'son ews is delisere by mill i. -
br rtier4 on Tlwiday and Is 1sold in rrs:ki
arid ;'r r. l6c-atwOa Is ithe Cl aiitrm area
CAli i"7 1353-2424 torepon a rssid
rewmppFr r"r pair &lilvery.

LISPS 117.20
Rjblrh.'1 waekle by Indep~andent
Ntr papers, Inc
Ciersutn, FL .33440
for $24.61 p~r year mcluding tav St- ecnd
Cl s ppoitage paid it Clewist n Flurida
POSTMAETR STSnd sddriei chanrie' '. the
Clewliton Newt
Circulatin Adrrtiniroat-r''
PO Bcs 7011 I
Dovt-. DE 1159(13
PrinWng
Pnnrtd it Suririr Printrin. a ub4id.iar% of
indqptr.-Rl m Nc pspers
FPlpn 40-4fl i 7361)


Newszap
Online News & Infomtion.
Get the latest news at
www.newszap.com


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


OPINION







Thursday, January 5, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


IrugI k Eahat AdmlliNtratku Crimestoppers
rrim Otnnnarc -i P .jjm


Cr
F. -


-"-C)






I 13

-C,


-CD




7(n


NM







c
C






CM

C
N

NM


?


. .


*


S


00

. -v



MIL


[< U


L CD
Milo.


,1


6-




L e


I
0)


S


- ~-. .


0 *~


- -OWN,


GREENACRES Insurance
companies attempting to unfair-
ly spike premiums or deny cov-
erage to Floridians traveling
overseas would be prohibited
from such practices under legis-
lation sponsored by Senator
Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres).
"Companies are discriminat-
ing against Americans who are
traveling legally," said Sen. Aron-
berg. "Insurance rates should be
set by actuarially sound data, not
irrational fear."
Currently, Floridians who
travel to Israel, Colombia, the
Philippines or 24 other countries
are often penalized by their life
insurance companies, even
though the destinations are legal
and statistically safe.
Senator Aronberg is sponsor-
ing legislation that would pre-
vent insurance companies from
altering the conditions or cost of
policies in a manner that is
beyond the actual risk of travel-


HIGHLANDS
SHi ns
863-314-0999
8X10
$1,500.00

$1,899.00
10X12
$2,059.00
S10X14
$2,259.00
12X16
$2,999.00
12X20
$3,499.00
12X24
$3,999.00

INSTALLED
+ TAX
0% FINANCING
PAYMENTS START
AT $54.00/MONTH


crime utoppliers ra lii
Beach County needs the help of
the community to help locate a
wanted fugitive as of Dec. 30,
2005.
Her name is Cassondra D.
Johnson, alias: Peaches. She is
described as a black female,
D.O.B.: Aug. 4, 1985. She is five
feet, six inches tall and weighs
130 pounds and has black hair
and brown eyes. She has a scar
on her left arm.
Her last known address is
S.W. 5th Street in Belle Glade. If


you have any ...
information
on the where-
about of Cas- .
sondra D. "'
Johnson,
please call
Crime Stop-
pers at (800)
458-TIPS
(8477). You Cassondra D.
may remain Johnson
anonymous
and could be eligible for a cash
reward.


ing to a particular country.
"Decisions made by these
insurance companies need to be
actuarially justified. Changes to
the terms of a policy should be
proportionate to the risk associ-
ated with the destination," said
Sen. Aronberg. "Instead of
sound analysis, the decision to
change or deny a life insurance
policy is too often an arbitrary
process that does not account
for various levels of risk."
For example, insurance cov-
erage could be denied because
of travel to Israel, even though
statistics show that Israel's
intentional death rate is 11 per
100,000, compared to the United
States' rate of 17 per 100,000.
Senator Aronberg's bill, SB
764, has been referred to the
Senate Committee on Banking
and Insurance. It is being spon-
sored in the House by Rep.
Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood).


TOUCHDOWN
^ BREAKFAST 10% OFF 1
2 Pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 bacon Breakfast,
strips and 2 sausage links Lunch or
Dinner J
I Al ust Present Coupon *I
S8 Not valid u,~ anyr other
O $3o 89 offe1.rE.p 1 .31. 06

1 - --*
Off te d_-_1& '.




|s 10% OFF
p Breakfast,
Lunch or
Dinner
rMust erse Coupon 1030 West Sugarland Hwv'.p,,
NI vL' ld i. anm other Clewiston, Florida
oa .r E, 863-983-3663 .

A'U Pr~


SIntroducing



Dr. Ellis Webster, ENT
SDr. Webster has joined Glades General
Hospital's team of physicians. Dr. Webster
is looking forward to giving quality Ear,
Nose and Throat care to our community.


Dollv and 1
Cultural

Center i


n us in welcoming Dr. Webster.


Dr. Webster is currently
taking appointments.
Please call 561-996-3750
to schedule an appointment.

Glades Medical Plaza
941 S.E. 1st Street Belle Glade
(Behind Donut Connection)


I
E


"Feverish Fiddling! Herd.Leader
Friday, January 6, 2005 6:30 pm and 9 pm


Hc


lox
377


Office 561-993-1160
College Drive. Belle Glade


Saturday, anary H, 20 ..t a

bpbcc
Sa J anBeuary 14 006at College


Dr. Webster is in the office Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is office staff there daily to schedule appointments.

Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans accepted.



..,- ". ...
GLADES
dE N E R AL
HOSPITAL


W [] = e,, www.pbcc.edu/arts
~IZq. !,f ________________________s~:r_YL; M-rsl-l. S ~-- -L


S- Aronberg seeks to


end unfair denial


-. -


* *


-


---~- ~


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


O





w


* .


h


- go-
4=P


I







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 5, 2006


Births


Special to INI/Okeechobee Historical Society
The Gilbert Theater on Park Street hosted a Christmas party
for all the children in Okeechobee each year. Many people in.
town still remember this 1939 Christmas party there.


Christmases


past are recalled


Compiled by
MaryAnn Morris
Dozier Clements worked in the
A&P store in Okeechobee when he
was a boy in the 1940s and he
remembered the Jane Parker fruit-
cakes and how they were sold.
"They (the fruitcakes) were five
pounds for $1.69. You could buy a
card around October when they
first came in, pay so much down
then' pay so much a week on your
card so you had your fruitcake paid
for by Christmas."
Wanda Worth Hall, now living
in Sarasota wrote: "Then, there
was Christmas tree hunting! Every
year we would go out on the Fort
Pierce Road and cut Christmas
trees for all the Thomas families.
There would be five or six cars
loaded down. Then Christmas Eve
at Grandpa and Grandma
Thomas's house and Christmas
dinner the next day. Grandma
Thomas would always bake a huge
coconut cake. What fun we all
had!"
"The Gilbert Theater had a free
Christmas show for all us kids.


Santa Claus would be there with a
bag of goodies for each of us. It was
a real treat," Doc Anderson of
Okeechobee recalled.
"It was the best celebration of
all," said Cossie Conrad. "He'd
have a Gene Autry movie every-
body liked cowboys and there
would be a prize for everyone."
Mr. Conrad's father was the
Okeechobee County sheriff and the
sheriff's family had living quarters
in the back part of the old jail build-
ing. The same building that the
Okeechobee Historical Society and
Okeechobee Main Street are trying
to have restored.
"We always had a tree, most
everybody went out to what they
called Jim's Scrub for their trees
back then or over to Fprt Pierce. It
was out at the St. Lucie County line
on the right," he recalled. "Then a
dairy came in and he took out all
the pines. Christmas dinner was
never turkey maybe a ham, and
my mother would make cookies.
She was a good cook. We had a
trustee who was a good cook, too. I
remember he made real good pies
with graham cracker crust."


Resolve to reduce


debt in 2006


Financial freedom::
The best gift you can
give yourself

WEST PALM BEACH The
best gift you get this year won't
come wrapped in a pretty package.
It won't be a mystery gift
exchanged at the office holiday
party. In fact, the very best gift is
one you can only give to yourself -
the gift of financial freedom.
According to the National Retail
Federation, the average consumer
spent more than $730 this holiday
season, up more than five percent
from the previous year. While the
stress of shopping for the perfect
gift is behind us, for many con-
simers the real stress begins in Jan-
uary or February as credit card bills
arrive.
"Consumers give generously
during the holiday season and
sometimes overdo a good thing,"
said Jessica Cecere, president of
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice of Palm Beach County and the
Treasure Coast. "When the holi-
days are over, many consumers
struggle to make even minimum
payments on credit cards used to
purchase gifts."
CCCS advises consumers to top
their list of New Year's resolutions
with a commitment to improve
their financial outlook. To help con-
sumers tackle what can be a stress-
ful time, CCCS suggests the follow-


Board Certified by the
American Board of Derm to'ogy'


inglips: ,
Assess your currget financial
situation
The only way to understand
what you are facing is to have a
realistic picture of what you owe.
Gather all your credit card state-
ments and other bills and add up
the total.
Create a debt repayment plan
Once you know how much you
owe, craft a plan to pay off the bal-
ances. Trim expenses or increase
income to add to your current pay-
ments. Your goal should be to pay
off the balances as quickly as possi-
ble. Sacrifices now will mean less
stress and a better financial future.
*Avoid adding to debt
Do not make any credit pur-
chases until you have paid off your
current balances. Then, make a
covenant with yourself that you will
not charge any purchases unless
you have a plan in place to pay off
the balance in 90 days or less.
Commit to managing your
money
At least twice a month, allow
some time to manage your
finances including paying bills, bal-
ancing your checking account and
analyzing your expenses. Remem-
ber to prioritize and always keep
current on shelter (mortgage or
rent and utilities) and transporta-
tion.
Get help if you need it
If you are overwhelmed and not
sure where to start, contact CCCS at
(800) 330-CCCS.2


Submitted to INI/Sherrie Dulany
Big sister Kasey Grace and Jaci Deann.


Jaci Deann

Dulany
Sherrie and DeWitt Dulany of
Belle Glade are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Jaci
Deann.
Jaci was born Dec. 20 at Palms
West Hospital. She weighed eight


pounds, two ounces and was 18
and half inches tall. Her big sister,
Kasey Grace, welcomed her home
Dec. 24 just in time for Christmas.
Her maternal grandparents are
Harold and Kathy Miller of Belle
Glade. Her paternal grandparents
are Philip and Saundra Dulany of
Belle Glade. Her maternal great-
grandparents are Melvin and Mil-
dred Miller of Belle Glade.


Engagement


/ *" :-.. '



, 'r .. o_ '... j
; 1'



Submitted to INI/Renee Mergott
Samantha Mergott and Luke Sherrell.


Mergott -
Sherrell
William and Renee Mergott, of
Clewiston, are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Samantha Mergott to Luke Sherrell
of Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the
son of Lavonee and Ann Sherrell of
Clewiston.
The wedding is planned for
June 3, 2006 at the Clewiston Inn
Garden with reception to follow.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School.
The groom is a graduate of
Clewiston High School. He is
employed as a fabricator with A.

President's
list
Amanda
Orsenigo,
daughter of
Mark and Karen
Orsenigo, of
Belle Glade,
was on the
president's list
at Auburn Uni-
versity during
her first semes- Amanda
ter this fall. Orsenigo
Amanda is a
political science major who hopes
to attend law school after gradua-
tion from Auburn in 2008.


Tim loannides, M.D. and
Cynthia J. Rogers, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.
to

Treasure Coast Dermatology
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer

Mohs Surgery
Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails


Duda and Sons.
After the wedding, the couple
\\ill reside in Clewiston.


FDOT Hurricane Debris

Pick-up Final Pass in

Hendry County


In Hendry County, the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) is concluding hurricane
debris removal the week of January 2, 2006 on
both state and local public roads.


Hurricane debris removal operations will con-
clude on Friday, January 6, 2006. After January
6, 2006, citizens will need to contact their regu-
lar solid waste provider for removal of hurri-
cane debris. In addition, citizens may call the
FDOT LaBelle Operations Center at (863)674-
4027 to find out where final debris pick-ups
already have been made.


Please note: After FDOT's final debris pick-up
has occurred, debris must be discarded in the
routine manner under regulation of the local
solid waste management authority.


Once the debris removal process is complete,
local law enforcement may cite violators of sec-
tion 403.413, Florida Statutes, which prohibits
littering on state right-of-way.






P le.... T'sf
c t-ris: rem'va p s i-
A,.


772778778.063-67-55
92 7hP. 124U Hgha 41,N


P 0*:*S r7 1
St*Lce6es:77-8 -376 FrtPire: 77 -64-6146


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


:-~tJ1
i""


The Bonita Bay Group will host a native plant sale
Agriculture, Page 15





DOUBLE YOUR INVESTMENT IN ONLY 1 YEAR!
Builders Lots Available in the
Fastest Growing Areas in Florida





1 Gla des eJ~!th Cire oCe8er
4S0 Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility

Healthcare Services Include:
*Specialized Wound Care *Resident & Family Council Groups
*Full Time Medical Director *Specialized HIV Care
*Dialysis Support *Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups *24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
* Intravenous Therapy *Therapeutic Activities
230 South Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
PHONE: 561-924-5561
FAX: 561-924-9466
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Visit our website at www.floridacare.net






CONSTRUCTION
FSEBRING, FL

REMODELING & RENOVATIONS SPECIALIST
Since 1989

ROOFING
REMODELING RECONSTRUCTION
Metal Roofing Replacement Shingles
Structural Repairs Mold Remediation
New House Construction Additions
Whole House Remodeling

"We Warranty Our Work."


863-385-9403
Email: mark@strato.net
www.mcscontractinginc.com
Lic. # CCC1325639 Lic. # CBC047717







Thursday, January 5, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Cholesterol


- What do


the numbers mean?


Over the years I have often
written about cholesterol, and it
continues to be a subject that I get
a lot of mail about. People hear
about "good cholesterol" and
"bad cholesterol" but sometimes
it can be a little confusing.
Cholesterol is another word
for animal fat. The human body
produces its own cholesterol and
it is a necessary part of the body's
metabolism. Cholesterol is manu-
factured in the liver. The body
uses these fats to produce hor-
mones and to build new cells.
Just how much cholesterol the
body produces, and in what pro-
portions depends on many fac-
tors including diet, lifestyle and
genetics.
While some cholesterol is nec-
essary, too much can be danger-
ous.
Low Density Lipoproteins
(LDLs) are commonly called "bad
cholesterol." This kind of choles-
terol can clog your arteries, and
may lead to a heart attack.
"Good cholesterol" is the
name given to High Density
Lipoproteins (HDLs). HDLs help
clean out the LDLs. A third kind of
cholesterol is Very Low Density
Lipoproteins (VLDL). While med-
ical scientists haven't given this
type a nickname, I have deemed it
the "ugly" cholesterol because
some researchers have linked
VLDL levels to cellulite. (There
you have it -Cholesterol: The
good, the bad and the ugly.)
The ideal cholesterol level may
vary according to the individual's
other health issues. However, in
general a healthy total cholesterol
level is about 200 milligrams per
deciliter of blood. A level of more
than 200 mg is be a danger signal.
A reading of more than 240 mg is
considered high risk for heart dis-
eases.
But the total is not the only
measurement that indicates
health risk. The proportion of
HDL is to LDL also makes a differ-
ence. HDL helps clean out the fat
deposits left by the LDL. The high-
er the HDL, the less the chance a
person will develop heart disease.
Anything lower than 40 mg of
HDL is considered "at-risk" for
heart disease. So if your total cho-
lesterol is 200, but your HDL is
only 30, you are still at risk of heart


A"M
Healthier
Life %

with Katrina Elsken
disease.
One way to reduce your "bad"
cholesterol and increase your
"good" cholesterol is through
diet. A diet that includes lots of
fresh fruits and vegetables can
help lower your "bad" cholesterol
level. Some fats, such as animal
fat, may increase your LDL. Other
fats, such as peanut oil are fairly
neutral, and don't seem to affect
cholesterol levels. Olive oil helps
promote the body's production of
HDL. Polyunsaturated oils, such
as safflower and corn oil, can help
lower LDL but they also lower
HDL.
Cigarette smoking also affects
cholesterol, increasing the pro-
duction of the "bad" LDL.
Regular exercise helps reduce
LDL levels.
Other factors, such as prescrip-
tion medications, may also affect
cholesterol levels.
Heredity is an important factor
in cholesterol levels. Some peo-
ple's bodies just naturally pro-
duce more cholesterol than oth-
ers. Those who naturally "pear
shaped" with fat deposited mostly
around the hips, are at less risk of
heart disease than those who are
"apple shaped" and carry excess
weight around the middle.
In some cases, diet and exer-
cise may not be enough to lower
cholesterol. Doctors may pre-
scribe medication to get choles-
terol levels down to a safer level.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy."
For previous "A healthier life"
columns, see the link at
www.newszap.com/okeechobee.
Email Katrina Elsken at
kelsken@newszap.com.


Marines: Invasion of the
Christmas kind


[*>*, .. ; -a W& YTar
INI/Bill Fabian
A United States Marine Corps fire support unit based in
South Florida brought smiles to faces of hundreds of
children in Clewiston and the surrounding communities,
delivering thousands of toys and books for area families.



I nt


Voice your opinion at www.newszapforums.com/foruml91


COCHRAN BROTHERS
ROOFING, INC.


Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs -
FULLY LICENSED a INSURED

863-385-4690
Sebring FL State Lic# RC-0066817

AFTER YOU BRING IN THE

ONE p. t to.
CUSTOM PROCESSING Bring it to
Excellent Quality & Prompt Service
SPECIALTY PROCESSING-
Summer Sausage Polish Sausage
Brats Deer Jerky & Snack Sticks
Deer & Hog Storage
GROCERY STORE & MEAT PROCESSING
Deli Lunch Specials Quality Meats GROCERY TORE MEAT PROCESSING
863-946-2333
1205 EAST SR 78 Lakeport

NABORS OFFSHORE CORPORATION
We are now accepting applications for individuals to work offshore.
We offer a 7/7 and 14/14 work schedule and an excellent benefits
package which includes Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insur-
ance and a (1 1 k) Retirement Savings Plan. We offer only full time
eniploa meant \ ill excellent long-term career opportunities.
Apply in person, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 3649 Peters Road, Harvey, LA
70058, fax a resume to 504-365-3297 or apply online at
www.nabors.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer


Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee helped unload Marine
support trucks, which were crammed with toys and
books to be distributed by the HCSO from the Hendry
County Fairgrounds and surrounding communities.


Weekly road

construction report
Page 19


j OFFICE IS CLOSED

DUE TO HURRICANE DAMAGE


st We would like our readers and the community
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
I announce in your paper when we have done so.

We will continue to publish your
newspaper every Thursday


S Below is information on how to get in contact with us.
We will be working out of the Caloosa Belle office

located at: 22 Fort Thompson Avenue

|f LaBelle, FL 33975


Caloosa Belle:


(863) 675-2541


fax: (863) 675-1449

Editorial Email Addresses:


Clewiston News:


Glades County Democrat:


gcdnews@newszap.com


The Sun: sunnews@newszap.com


Subscriptions:


(877)-353-2424


Advertising Email Address: southlakeads@newszap.com

To Place a Classified: (877)-353-2424

email address: classads@newszap.com


Billing Questions:


(800) 426-4192


email address: billteam@newszap.com


Delivery Questions:


(877) 282-8586


email address: readerservices@newszap.com


clewnews@newszap.com


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 5, 2006


Suomilea to INI
Pet of the Week winner
You may remember the picture of Ty, who gave his fami-
ly fits while trying to put the Christmas tree. Well, this id
Di, Ty's sister, who had no problems in helping her fami-
ly take down the tree while giving a helping paw. For her
devotion to family chores, Di is this week's Pet of the
Week winner and has won herself a day of pampering at
Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital's pet spa. Doc Savvy can be
reached at (561) 996-5500. If you have any interesting
photos of your pet, or just a great story to tell, submit
them to me at myoung@newszap.com for a chance to
win your pet a day at the spa.


FDOT work zones


are getting safer


Awareness system on
high-speed roadway
construction
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) recently introduced the
Motorist Awareness System
(MAS) to its contractors and the
traveling public in an effort to
increase work zone safety and
motorist convenience.
"The Motorist Awareness Sys-
tem was designed to make travel-
ing through work zones safer,"
said Brian Blanchard, Director of
the FDOT State Office of Con-
struction. "It's the coordination of
flashing regulatory signs, radar
speed display units and increased
law enforcement presence to
guide the motorists through the
work zone."
The MAS will be used on high-
way construction sites when the
following conditions exist:
The road construction is
being done on a mulfilane nigh-
\va\ -I -or more lanes).
The posted speed limit is 55
miles or greater.


The road construction
requires a lane closure.
Construction workers are
present.
The goal of the system is to
make motorists aware of the
reduced speed in work zones. In
Florida, 130 people were killed in
116 crashes in work zones during
2004. Nearly half of the fatalities
were speed related.
"When workers are not pres-
ent and construction is complete
for the day, motorists will be able
to return to the normal posted
speed for the roadway," Mr. Blan-
chard said. "The key to the effec-
tiveness of this system is to dis-
continue blanket speed
reductions in the work zone. The
system will be activated when
lane closures are present and will
be deactivated when lane clo-
sures are taken down."
To find ou.tL.Amole about
FDOT's i\\orlk zone safeIt-yfforts,
visit 'www.itseveryonesjob.com
or the department's Web site at
www.dot.state.fl.us.gov


Special to INI/Minnie Moore-Willson, '.':
Richter Library, University of Miami, Coral Gables '
This is the cover of a booklet or short stories about the Semi- .
noles written by Minnie Moore-Willson in 1917, published by a'W, -.r- -' '"
the St. Augustine Historical Society "to benefit the war effort" This photo is labeled "Billee Bowlegs and Stem-o-la-kee." It
in 1918. was taken sometime before 1918.

Seminole names come from characteristics


Introduction by
MaryAnn Morris
Men from three different gener-
ations were known as-"Billy
Bowlegs" by the white settlers.
Seminoles have names in their
native language which indicate a
family name or personal character-
istic, plus the root name of the clan
to which they belong.
The earliest "Billy Bowlegs" was
O-lac-to-mi-co or "Holato Mico."
One night a party of white land sur-
veyors hacked up Mr. Bowlegs'
thriving banana plantation. This
incident helped lead to the Third
Seminole War. Among his descen-
dents was another "Billy Bowlegs,"
Cho-fee-hat-cho, a tall, soft-spoken
man who was: befriended, by
Jamenis l \. \\ lls~on ,:nd his wife,
Jaf ri.lr- 1 :.:.- .e-', ill .on .
The \\ ill:;s.o'r iCaret- to Kissim-
mee in the 1880s where they were
active in the Audubon Society. Mrs.


Moore-Willson, a writer of note,
was instrumental in the passage of
an act by the Florida Legislature in
1913, setting apart 100,000 acres in
the extreme southern part of the
state for the Seminole Indians.
This story is part of a collection
by Mrs. Willson, published in 1918
by the St. Augustine Historical Soci-
ety during World War I to benefit
the war effort. Minnie Moore-Will-
son of Kissimmee wrote extensive-
ly and worked tirelessly for years to
gain rights and better conditions for
the Seminoles. Mrs. Moore-Wilson
used the spelling "Billee."
Billee Bowlegs
and the music box
By Minnie Moore-Willson
iA few years ago when the East
Coasttowns ofFlorida were.still
primitive, a storekeeper had pur-
chased in New York an old-fash-
ioned organette that played five
tunes.


Billee Bowlegs, progressive and
musical, listened to the "box of
music" as it played in the little trad-
ing store and was entranced with
the melodies. Soon after, the
organette refused to "go" and the
trader told his friends that unless he
could "stick" it on Billee Bowlegs
he would be out $35. A few days
later Billee, with another Indian,
came back to the store, bringing
produce to sell. The storekeeper
wanted the Indian's goods and sug-
gested that Billee trade for the
music box by telling the innocent
Seminole that "music no more play
- wake up by and by and play
good him tired now." Billee,
with mechanical knowledge,
looked the organette over and
making the trade, proudly left with
the "tired out" music box under his
arm.-The next.day the Indians
returned, bringing with them the
music box to show to the store-
keeper.
"That box, him no more tired,"


he said, and winding up the
machine which the ingenious
Seminole had put into working
order, played the whole five tunes,
to the astonishment and chagrin of
the trader.
"Him play good at Green Corn
Dance, down Okeechobee."
Several years after the organette
was still doing service, and as the
picture recurs one sees a savage
tribe-a weird camp scene, with
its storm-beaten wigwams in the
background; the owner of the
music box sits in the center of the
group; brown-skinned people
move hither and thither in the dim
shadows of the camp fire, while the
melodies of "Home, Sweet Home,"
"Nearer My God to Thee," and "My
Country 'Tis of Thee," float out
upon,the stillness of the night."
SHis.account came from "Florida
and ReqJaimiqg ,the Everglades,
South Florida's Natural History
1884-1934," Richter Library, Univ.
of Miami, Coral Gables.


It's true. Our new Humana Prescription Drug Plan Enhanced
can give you significant relief on your prescription drug expenses.

Low monthly plan premium less than $1 a day**
No deductible coverage from first dollar spent
Covers 100% of the most popular prescription drugst
Available to everyone with Medicare regardless of income
Benefits exceed Medicare requirements


CLEWISTON
The Clock
1030 HWY 27
Tuesday, January 10, 17, 24 & 31
2:00 p.m.
For other seminars in your area or for accommodation
of persons with special needs at sales meetings:
Call: 1-800-207-0367 TDD: 1-877-833-4486
Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Seating is limited, so call soon. You'll get all the information you need about Humana's
Medicare prescription drug plans in a relaxed atmosphere.


HUMANA.
Guidance when you need it most


MedicareRD
Prescription Drug Coverage


A Medicare approved Prescription Drug Plan available to anyone entitled to Part A and/or
enrolled in Part B of Medicare through age or disability who continues to pay Medicare applicable
premiums. A sales representative will be present with information and applications. *CMS pub
11142. **Copayments ahd limitations apply, Top 100 drugs by number of prescriptions from
Medicare drug card experience.


A 'watchdog'



with manners?


SCty looks at wate
=-.-
,''- II$I DMat&ItD F.n


S Clewiston
-New cemetery
^*. New cemetery hi


T17 heSun
4 y Uv approves pwn tfr cfetma

Let d Let


A legitimate role for the press is that of "the public's watchdog." Most cit-
izens can't spend the time necessary to personally observe their public
officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying
out their public mission.

But too many newspapers these days act more like "mad dogs" than
"watchdogs."

We're proud to be different. We try to carry out our "watchdog" role as
humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous
tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.



Clewiston News

D GLADES COUNTY


DEMOCRAT



TheSun
Community Service Through Journalism ..- ..........


..-~~-,.. ..M~.~n~..P~;~~.~~~~.~rr..9... .,,,~...,,,,,..,,., .,,.,,,,..,,..,.


Thursday, January 5, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


....


~5846; 18634 2


SWFL 1/06







Thursday, January 5, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee EDUCATION


: Letters to Santa


Miss Walendsik's class
Dear Santa,
Here are a few things I want for
Christmas. First, I want a princess
game. I want this to play for fun.
Also, I want a phone for Christmas
to. I want this so I can talk on the
phone. Christmas is my favorite.
Thankyou Santa! Merry Christmas.
Your friend,
Savannah Martinez
DearSanta,
Here are a few things I want for
Christmas. Firt, I want for Christ-
mas is a Gameboy I want this
because I want to play games. Also,
I want a remote control car. I like to
drive them. I love Christmas. Thank
you Santa! Merry Christmas!
Your friend,
Giraldo Carreno
Dear Santa,
Here ar a few things I want for
Christmas. I want a Barbie camera.
I want this because I want to take
pictures Alo I want a Barbie com-
puter to send letters to my teacher. I
like Chrismas. Thankyou Santa!
Your friend
Karen Velazquez
DearSanta,
Here are a few things I want for
Christmas. First, I want a bicycle. I
wont this because I wont to ride it. I
want a Bratz video game. I want
this to play when I'm bored. Christ-
mas is fabulous.
Thankyou Santa!
Janet Munoz
DearSanta,
Here are a few things I wont for
Christmas. First, I want a Barbie
game. I want this because I like
games very much. Also I want a
phone this is great because I can
call my friends. Christmas is fun!
Thankyou Santa! Merry Christmas.
Your friend,
MicqieraJohnson
Dear Santa,
Here are a few things I want for
Christmas. First, I want a lowrider
for the holiday. I think this is great
because I can take it where ever I
go. Also, I want a Need for Speed
video game under ground most
wanted. This is great, because I can
play it and pass it. I ove Christmas.
Thank you Santa and have a Merry
Christmas.
Your Friend
Julio Valdez, Jr.
Westside Elementary
School second grade
DearSanta,
How can you d your job in one
night? Santa who is on your list?
Santa guess what I want for Christ-
mas? Santa my baby sister wants
barbies for Christmas. My mom
Wants clothes and my-dad. My
cousins want games. Santa Mrs.
Closs is Fun? Christmas is cool.
AbigailVillarreal
DearSanta,
Are you tired of always going
Around the while world to give pres-
Sents? DO you have your cheecks
Sred or pink? I want a computer for
Chismas please. Are you chunky or
fat? I want a doll house with babies
and cloths please. Are you big or
small? I want a kitty for chismas.
These is what I wrote to Santa
Clause.
Dayanna Paloblanco
DearSanta,
How do you make your rein-
deers fly? How do you put all the
toys in one bag? I want for Chris-
mas is a play station 3, A game-
cube, A Xbox, a lots of books and
toys. A glossary just for me.
Christopher Harris
DearSanta,
I want a new bike for Christmas
and a new red Game Boy Advance
with games. And I want a dog
that's going to be train to protect.
my family. And I want a Parit that
.talk to people. Santa, I might want
to dress like you for Christmas mor-
ing. And I wish that Santa will
brand me a Nascar bed. And I want
a Computer for me. And I want a 4
wheeler for Christmas.Santa why
do you where a shiny belt. Santa
your bread is white as snow, Is
Roodoffthe leader of the reindeers.
Tyrin Summers
DearSanta,
I have been good and I have
only flipped my card once. There a
few thing I would like for Christ-
mas. First, I would like a password
journal because only my best
friend would know the password


and maybe I would share.it with
some other people. My sister
would have liked a barbie because
me and her can play with are barbi-
es. My mom would like a watch for
Christmas because her other one
does not work well. My granma
would like clothes because she
needs more clothes. Please tryto get
my Christmas wishes. Thank you
very mush.
Sinead McManus
Dear Santa,
I been prettu good this year. My
family says I'm a little angel. There
are a few things that I would like for
Christmas, First, I want a little rab-
bit. The reason I want a little rabbit
is because my birds flew away. MY
cousin Beckie wants a little
princess modocicle because my
cousin doesn't have a modocicle.
My parents need a new house
because the inside got wet. Inai
needed a doll house because she
doesn't have a doll house. Thank
you very much.
Jessica Rios.
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good this
year. My mom says I am a little
angel. There are a few things I want
for Christmas. First, I would like a
real phone so I can call my friends.
My brother Jory, he said he needs a
powerainger. My mom Ivette needs
a new car. My grandma Ivis needs
cloths. I love you Santa.
Jackie Montanez
DearSanta,
I have been good and bad
please forgive me Mr. Santa there
are a few thing I would like for
Chrismas, first I would like a Xbox
360 because It has no cord to it and
a memory card. My friend David
needs a game cube because he has
no games. My parents need a neck-
less because they have some but
there dull. My grandpa needs a big
screen t.v. because he does not like
the little one. Please try to grant my
Chrismaswhishes.
Love,
Shemar Gordon
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good this
year. My mom says I am a little
angel. There are a few things that I
would like for Christmas. First, I
would like a Booster phone. Yhe
reason I want a new Booster
because I like phones. My sister,
Kahirah, needs a bike, because her
old bike was old. My parents need a
new house, because, I was old. My
grandma needs a new car. Please
try to grant my Christmas wishes,
thankyou very much.
Tahirah Landrum
DearSanta,
I. have been pretty good this
year. There are a few things that I
would like for Christmas. First I
would like a computer, because I
would like to learn. My sister would
like a new puppy, because she likes
to play with dogs. My mom would
like a new ring. Because she like to
wear rings a lot and never takes
them off. My best friend Inai would
like a new cat, because she likes
cat's. Please try to grant my Christ-
maswishes. Thankyou very much.
Alyssa Colsen
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good
because I niver have to go and not
been bad in class. I will niver have
been bad in school because I niver
flep my cards. This year my grand-
pa says I am a little angel. There are
a few things that I would like for
Christmas, First I will like a little
pupy. My little sister Lizzette wants
a big computer. My mom wants a
new t.v. My grandma want a couch.
Thankyou Santa
Tayra Maldonado
DearSanta,
Behevior I am sometimes good
and sometimes bad, there are a
few things that I would like for
Christmas, gamecube game, Jesse
new controller for playstation 2. my
mom teddy bear, Ms. Wetherigton
lipstick. Thankyou.
David Rodriguez
Dear Santa,
I have been very quit this year.
Please bring me a Play Station 2.
Becous I want to play with my
brother on my Play Station 2.
Aaron Jorihson
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good this.
year. There are a few things I would
like for Christmas. I would like a
bike because I don't have one. Can


you get my sister a t.v. because she
don't have one. Can you get my
moma a new car this is a old car.
Can you get my granma a new
house, because it is not looking
good because of Wima. Can you
do that. Thankyou.
SJoshuaWiggins
Dear Santa,
I been a little bet good. My mom
says I am a little angel. There is few
thing I want for Christmas. I want a
morstickole, so I can rase with my
cosin at my home or his homw and
I want a everybody to be my my
friends. I gets that's it thank you so
much. I always bleved in you. I have
my wish's come troe. I love you
Santa! so so so so so much! Tell
Mrs. Claws that I love her to and the
elf's that I love then to and your
kids if you have some 12 or 3 kids
tell them I love them to and thanks
you thank's you so much and the
elf andyourwife.
Alyssa Ortiz
DearSanta,
I have bee trying to be good this
year. My dad think I am a little
angel. I heve ae a few things that I
would like for Christmas. Fiss, I
would a gameboy with games
because you can buy a nuther
gameboy and cunet them and get
broly second. I went a xbox 36
because you can play gran thet odo
and you can get a DVA gndor PS2
because that's the new game
brother like pupy becaes he likes
pupys and my dad wans to for-
weelf becaes he says when I grow
up gran pents the need suum
paper. Thankyou
Frank Doce
DearSanta,
I have been pretty ggod this year
today my dad bote my a gocar next
for my sister doil for my parents a
gocar for my grandparents a
greenapples.
Your friend,
Jonathan Valdes
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good this
year, my grandpa says I am a little
angel there are a few things that I
would like for Christmas.me hunt-
ing pupy. A red cunnor truck. A red
foweler. Grandparents some money
and a pupy. An granpa some money
an brother a pateie foweler some a
xbox.
Alejandro Madrigal
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good this year
my mom call me angel. There are a
few things that I would, like for
Christmas. First I would like a bike
the reason why I want a bike
because when I go to football prac-
tices. my sister Dynish wants a
trysickle the reason why cause she
knows how to ride one. My parents
wont a new house couse their
house is liking. My grandparents
want a dimein ring cause her other
one is dull. Pleas grant mywishes.
Thankyou very much,
Dorius Jackson
DearSanta,
I have bin pretty good this year
my mom wonts a game boy for my
sisters wont bratz me a X-Box
granth and fodoet game, dad give
hinm box of tools.
Angel Miuno
DearSanta,
My teacher said I am a angel.
There are a few things that I would
like for Christmas. First I want a real
nextell with a charger for my broth-
er, book a some rimes for his
reamokintrol car. For my mom a
goochy pers. For Saavon a CD play-
er. Thankyou,
Vonqueasha Scott
Dear Santa,
I have been very good. I have
never flip my car but sometimes I
am ver quit. There are a few things
that I would like for Christmas. I
wont a cute puppy this is for my
brother he won't a nuther game for
his game cube. This is foe mom
she wan's a new selphone. This is
for dad he wan's a little thing for the
truck.
Karia Garcia
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good this
year. My grandpa says I am a little
angel. There are a few things that I
would like for Christmas. First, I will
lik a compure. Thin a will like for
my sister a towe table with chers.
Thin I will like for my parents 2
clothes 1 for boy 1 for gile. Thin I
will like for my grandparents 2 big


bike I for gile I for boy.
Thankyou your friend,
Yunisleydis Garcia
DearSanta,
I was been pretty good this year.
My mom and Dad says I am a little
angel. There are a few things that I
would likfor Christmas. First, I wot
a powerweis barbie becuos I wot
to ride it. My little brother David he
wot toy sing like abc. Becuos he
likeit to much. My parents braslet
she like it. Granparents this need a
lot not that lot of a chair. Becous
some pepoel will cume your are
my best friend.
Inai Rojas
Dear Santa,
Santa I was good this yearbe-
cause I want a bikeclycle because
he is a good he is I was very quit in I
want a beatuful it is fun to play.
There are few thing that I would like
for Christmas. Thankyou Santa.
Beatriz Vablez
DearSanta,
I have been pretty good this year
my grandpa says I am a little angel.
Three are a few things that I would
like for Christmas. First, I would like
a kite the kite have fish because I
could play outside. My sister Kate a
bike it have flower because she like
abike.
My parents need a new truckin
because is something broken, my
mom a necklace and earring
because my mom necklace and
earring something brokin. My
grandparents need a new couch
because their couch it is old. Please
try to grant my wishes. Thank you
very much.
Your friend,
Edwin Biatoro
DearSanta,
I have try to be good there are a
few things that I would like for
Christmas. First I playstation 2 in
the ox some games. Is because my
cuisen has one too. My mom wants
a CD grandpa want a dvd. Thank
you o very much Santa.
Bryan Maitin
Dear Santa,
Hi how are you doing? I would
like a comport. I would like a Bratz
bed. I would like a new bike. Is it
cold in your hose? What are the efls
names? How do you males the
deerfly? How do ou knowwhatwe
want?
Love,
BreannaBerry
DearSanta,
I have a wish list. I want a four-
wheeler and moon shoes. I will
thank you for giving gifts to chil-
dren. I will wish for my dad a
home. I will wish for a 1000 homes
for other people.
Love Sam Quavious Slaghter
DearSanta,
Hi how are you doing? Well I
would like somethings and I will
only ask for three. So the first thing
is my dog to have puppies and if
she is to young I will wait. Now I
want my sister to get a house. And
my wish is how many elves are in
the North Pole.
Love,
Naqueasha Pope
DearSanta,
I have a wish list. I would like a
special skooter. I would like you to
tell me how many inches the elfes
are. I would Ikw to ask you how do
you fly the reindeers. I would like a
braibe. I would like a brarbie com-
puter.
Love,
Sadie Gomez
DearSanta,
I want to know how did Mrs.
Crosby get the candy do you know?
I want to give something to my
mother and my father. Bring my
mother a ring. And my father to get
new pants. I want to give my sister
a newshow and my bother a new
car. I whatpresent for me too!
Crystal Valdez
DearSanta,
I want to know how old you
are? I like your reindeers! How are
you up there. How did candy get on
Mrs. Crosby desk? I know you are
really raely santa. How do you get in
when the doors are look. thank
santa doss! I wish that my dad had
the collecon of florida Gators! I
wish that my momfinger was bet-
ter! ,I want aa bike, I want a xbox, I
want some hunting game for xbox.
I want a game boy. I want some
game boy game. I want a rescuer
dog. The game call of duty for xbox
Ryan Wyatt


Since 1929

Royal's


FURNITURE 'n1
'A ^OA A/Pl I& mLi1Tnnmfrn


ae~e~taSO .........r
Bene eme sop ow" I"-.,rommtf~
Gewlaonr


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules
Sports, Page 14



,.",,v's AUTO .4

We don't just do oil changes and tune ups.
Au:oCle


Adverisinenl
Do you need a loan?
If you are Siearching tfor the best home At Honey Me Hometloan s, we don't let
equity loan, ask these three questions: a computer tell us what to do. YiW
1) Will you guarantee the lowest cant giye yop a loan wl n voters
rate in writing? We promise the lowest say On evn if Cyo h have al lw rmdit
rate inwaiting. We won't merely match sacr.
your lowest rate ft we can't bat it-even 3) What are the chances my loan
after you've gone through the entire will be approved? We approve 6 out
loan process with us- I ~ILJ. .uU of 7 applications. And some of
$,5Q just for applying with us. these people have credit scores
2) Will my Interest rate increase, below 530. We can give you a quote
if I have a low credit score? To over the phone, in complete privacy,
other loan comptaies, you are just a without .i',aniu-n- o matter your
faceless cLrJi score The lower your financial situation.
score, the higher your interest rates. 1-800-700-1242 ext. 258
HoneyS M HoMi Loas io Hice~wwl by tSe FoPh dDepffmant of Fxnmat Sevies.


( w-1
VON- if-P

log


d-P


2-,


At Home Atmospheh

1 (8631763-6577
S6315 S.E. Hwy. 441
Okeechobee
S Nubin Slough Bridge


1!


Kitchen Hours:
Mon. Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
CARRYOUTS WELCOME


The Glades County School Board

Will Hold A Public Hearing


On January 12, 2006 At 7:00 p.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


To Consider Adoption of Physical
Education Program Policy





SKIllED CHIROPRACTIC CABE
33 YEARS OF SERVICE TO
CLEWISTON & MOORE HAVEN AREAS

Auto Injuries Headaches Work-Related
Injuries Neck Pain Sports Injuries Carpal
Tunnel/TMJ Sprains/Strains Back & Leg Pain











PROVIDER FOR MOST HMO'S/PPO'S BLUE CROSS/BLUE
SHIELD PROVIDER MEDICARE/MEDICAID PROVIDER

DR. EDWARD VICKERS SR.,

Chiropractor
Office Hours:
M-W-F 8:30AM to 6:30PM by Appointment

( Call lor an Appointment oay!


CAIROPRACTIC & REHABILITATION CLINIC
(863) 983-8391
905 W. Ventura Ave. Clewiston


To sa\e time and money b) having the
ne\\ spaper delivered to your home by mail, call
Reader Services at 1-877-353-2424 or mail
readerser\ ices @ ne\\ szap.com. .3
If you're already a subscriber and have ques-
tions or requests about our home delivery. B
call Reader Ser ices at 1-877-353-2424 or. -w 0
e-mail readerer\ ices@'ne% %szap.com.

Clewiston News
Cr LADEF COUPISNTV .
DEMOCRAT a l

The Sun ...l. .


Call J.G.Wentworth's
Annuity Purchase Program J.G.WENTWORTH.
866-FUND-549. ANNu- Pr S PROGRAM


~JI~E;~DUI


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


EDUCATION


Thursday, January 5, 2006


t


'Let th Good funcsRoll",
L








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 5, 2006


State decides to reduce class size


TALLAHASSEE On Dec. 27,
2005 Education Commissioner
John L. Winn announced the 2006
school district class size compli-
ance numbers. In a memo to
superintendents, the Florida
Department of Education (DOE)
provided information on districts'
class size averages and the pro-
posed transfer amount for those
districts. A total of six districts
were found to be out of compli-
ance Charlotte, Franklin, Gulf,
Manatee, Marion and St. Lucie.
Using more than $3.7 billion
appropriated by the Florida Legis-
lature, the DOE.and school dis-
tricts have been faithfully imple-
menting the class size
amendment, resulting in a signifi-
cant reduction to statewide class
size averages.
For the 2002-03 school year, the
state averaged 23.07 students per
class in Pre-K to Grade 3; 24.16
students in Grades 4-8 and 24.10
in Grades 9-12.
For school year 2003-04, the
state averages 21.54 students in
Grades PreK-3; 22.43 students in
grades 4-8; and 24.06 students in
grades 9-12.
For the school years 2004-05,
the state averages 18.16 students
per class in grades PreK-3; 20.48
students in grades 4-8 and 22.96
students in grades 9-12.
"In the years since the class
size amendment was implement-
ed, districts have made real
progress in lowering class sizes.
Their efforts are commendable
and have resulted in extraordinary


reductions, particularly at the pre-
kindergarten through third grade
level where we have an average of
five less students per classroom,"
said Commissioner Winn. "Next
year, districts are facing an even
greater challenge as we transition
to class size requirements calcu-
lated at the school-level as pre-
scribed by Florida Statutes. This is
why the State Board of Education
and I have recommended $1.9 bil-
lion in facilities funding to help dis-
tricts meet class size obligations,
which should go a long way in
eliminating the need for tempo-
rary measures, such as co-teach-
ing."
While the State Board of Edu-
cation (SBOE) recognizes co-
teaching as a viable instructional
strategy, it determined in June that
co-teaching could not be used as
a means to comply with the
requirements of the class size
amendment as outlined in Flori-
da's State Constitution. The SBOE
further determined that co-teach-
ing would be included in this
year's class size transfer calcula-
tion, but would not be included in
the following year's calculation.
Data on districts' use of co-teach-
ing has not been finalized, but pre-
liminary numbers suggest there
will not be any school districts out
of compliance due to co-teaching.
According to Florida Statutes,
for those districts not in compli-
ance, a transfer of a portion of
their operating budget to their
fixed capital outlay budget will be
made. These reallocated funds


can be used by districts for the
construction of new or expanded
facilities in order to meet class-size
requirements. The law directs the
DOE to calculate for each district
not in compliance a transfer
amount proportionate to the
amount of class size reduction
needed.
This year, the initial calculation
resulted in a total proposed trans-
fer amount of $5.2 million. That
figure was then adjusted for unex-
pected student growth. This
resulted in a reduction of nearly
half a million dollars so that the
adjusted total proposed transfer
amount is $4.7 million and
impacts six districts prior to the
submission of appeals. Last year, a
final transfer of just under $1.1
million affected nine districts. The
DOE expects the 2006 final trans-
fer amount to drop following the
appeals process.
Impacted districts have a right
to appeal the DOE's transfer calcu-
lation. The appeal is based on the
submission of supporting docu-
mentation. The DOE is working to
assist districts with this process.
Following a review of districts'
appeals, the SBOE and Legislative
Budget Commission will meet for
final approval of all transfer calcu-
lations.
"Although I am pleased with
the progress we have made,
Florida is still facing a shortage
of more than 30,000 teachers,"
said Commissioner Winn. "My
foremost concern is ensuring
we have enough highly-quali-


fied teachers in Florida class-
rooms next year. The beneficial
effects of the class size amend-
ment, if there are any, may be
negated by the all too likely sce-
nario that our schools are lack-
ing thousands of qualified teach-
ers."
In November 2002, Florida vot-
ers chose to amend the State Con-
stitution to limit the maximum
number of students in core-curric-
ula courses assigned to one
teacher. By the beginning of the
2010-2011 school year, pre-kinder-
garten through third grade classes
are required to have a maximum
of 18 students, fourth through
eighth grade classes must not
exceed 22 students and ninth
through twelfth grade classes
must have no more than 25 stu-
dents. In order to meet these
requirements, the Legislature
enacted a bill reducing the num-
ber of students in each classroom
beginning in fiscal year 2003-2004,
by two students per year until the
maximum number of students
does not exceed the limits defined
in the amendment. Districts were
required to reduce in each of the
three grade groupings at the dis-
trict level for the 2003-2004
through 2005-2006 school years, at
the school level for the 2006-2007
and 2007-2008 school years and at
the classroomlevel beginning with
the'2008-2009 schoolyear.
For more news from the Florida
Department of Education, see the
link at http://www2.newszap.
com/local.links/florida/index.htm.


Class sizes in area


school districts


Collier County
In 2002-03, the county aver-
aged 20.20 students per class in
Pre K-Grade 3; in 2003-04, the
average was 18.11 students per
class; in 2004-05, 18.07 students;
in 2005-06 17.64 students.
For Grades 4-6, class sizes
averaged 23.80 students in 2002-
03; 22.10 in 2003-04; 20.92 in
2004-05 and 19.95 in 2005-06.

Glades County
In 2002-03, Glades County
schools averaged 18.85 students
per class in Pre K-Grade 3; in
2003-04, 19.49 students; in 2004-
05, 17.54 students; and, in 2005-
06,16.33 students.
For .Grades 4-6, class sizes
averaged 30.57 students in 2002-
03; 24.64 in 2003-04; 20.19 in
2004-05; and, 17.16 in 2005-06.

Hendry County
In 2002-03, the county aver-
aged 21.38 students per class in
Pre K-Grade 3; in 2003-04, 18.98
students; in 2004-05, 18.20 stu-
dents; and in 2005-06, 17.47 stu-
dents per class.


For Grades 4-6, class sizes
averaged 22.55 students in 2002-
03; 21.17 in 2003-04; 21.12 in
2004-05; and 20.58 in 2005-06.

Okeechobee
County
In 2002-03, Okeechobee
County schools averaged 19.39
students per class in Pre K-Grade
3; in 2003-04, 17.82; in 2002-03,
17.20 and in 2005-06, 16.74 stu-
dents per class.
Class sizes for Grades 4-6
averaged 24.74 students in 2002-
03; 22.09 students in 2003-04;
20.53 students in 2004-05; and
20.28 for 2005-06.

Palm Beach
County
In 2002-03, Palm Beach
County schools averaged 25.60
students per class in Pre K-Grade
3; in 2003-04, 22.23 students; in
2004-05, 20.36; and in 2005-06,
19.29 students per class.
Class sizes for grades 4-6 aver-
aged 25.25 students per class in
2002-03; 23.44 in 2003-04; 21.92
in 2004-05 and 20.83 in 2005-06.


VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
CINDY L. ALEXANDER
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH HACKMANN
SCOTT HACKMANN AND TIM SPENCER
675-0500



REALTY
AK NEW LOCATION!
233 N. BRIDGE ST
On the comer of
BRIDGE ST & WASHINGTON
NMIv SE HABLO ESPANOL
RENTAS COMING AVAIABI. Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of river. Being sold "as
FULLY FURNISHED 3/2/2 W/POOL in Lehigh Acres in is". REDUCED $550,000.
the Westminster Golf Community $2,000/M. NO PETSI 2BEDROOM/1BATH HOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold 'As
3/2 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE in Ft. Denaud Acres. Is." Asking $125,000.
$1,000/M NO PETS. AC E
.NEW STIGI 3BeO a gaage IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101 Acres +/- with
NEW LISTINGI 3Bedroom/2Bath 1 car garage in Port
LaBelle. Tile through out house, updated appliances and wood frame house. Being sold As Is" Call for more
-new kitchen cabinets. Asking $185,000. details.
GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER HOME. 2.5 ACRES in Pioneer Plantation. $79,000.
1Bedroom/lBath, 1 car garage in Country Village. Asking LOTS FORSALE
$92,500. 2 LOTS in Moore Haven. $50,000 each.
OFF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD. LOT IN Lake Placid. $29,000.
3Bedroom/1Bath CBS home with carport. New Upgradesl BUILDABLE CANAL FRONT LOT in Lake Placid. Asking
LOCA TD LN LLHIGH 4( RES *.B:,J,,,,,T .B .. .t BLiSi S lOT. ,,, f.l:. ...r ,u, : ll, ..lJ Iil. t, ,,lj..
h,,.,l j,, l J,,,J I, ,..Jl,:,1 ,i I i f l |l J ,.lh ,,,: ,., H I M .IJ t :,', -.
, ,. 111 i ti- ti I Asinl40. ,

IN PORT LABELLEI fl", ,:,T'; l, :1 I. i' :i i :,: LOT IN UNIT 7. Asking $47,000.
h.,..,: ,i. ,, tiU triull, li.1. qJ1 ,, r i..I i ,,J h LOT IN UNIT 7. Asking $45,000.
prestigious oaks of LaBelle. Home is well maintained with 2 LOTS on Sandelwood. Asking $42,000 each.
u(.,:,.:J ,f.r.-, .:. ,, 6 6 ,,,. 1. :,,:,i .I".0:0 I ] .l 00 KENT (T .,-i ,,,.Tjii.: ...,...,i n. i,52,00. )
3BEDBAiH .ii ii,- lB .. ,: I. .i ,,r, I.,ll,: N .E. FrRADWIND(IRCLIE 65.90l0

NO ONE WILL WORK HARDER FOR YOU THAN
JAMIE NAVARRO GIVE HIM A CALL ON HIS
PC L.A. AT I2 QOI '1o2 '7'


IUJa \"^l a-- II IRo,

BS^ -~ CC BAGANS FIRST
JA l{WORLED 30 Colorado Rd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

r 'y u st 11.1ile N]l t t .f l cell s, Mu' I I
anch style home on 9.5 acres. This
L -- I...... L.i. .-. ..- -- yt.


ii,.miii ieaures built mn double oven, range
':ip. cathedral l celini'. mit i ':,:f pflenri of
Scab-space, 10 ft walk way completely around
the home under roof, sprinkler system, two
1 ",ell! Tius home is o.mrnpleeiey icr,:,.j i, with
ep l pa ure h re I,: rT,,iu. h i: rcirlc i'n
Mutt see!! $799,900.


I miin


,l:,n t miss out on this three bedroom and U IU I U
orf- bath with family room. This home has
teern completely remodeled. Newer roof,
I ew windows, new kitchen with tile counter .-
t: I o -p, tile through out, new interior doors and F MEA -lIJ InlE o vij
i cecrior, circular drive way, inside laundry. ... .
\l. iing distance to school and shopping.. ..
There is to much to mentioned its shows like* -'.." .. '
a mndel.... Hurry it wont last....


lCiyii Home

-L Builders



Best Wishes for a Very Happy New Year!
And there is no better way to start 2006,
but in a new CHL home?
We have "move-in ready" homes available now
9022 Maywood Cir, Madison II, 31212
9024 Mavwood Cir, Cvoress II. 31212
5005 Pike Lane, Madison II, 3/212
9016 Lamkin Cir. Madison II, 312/2
5009 Pinetree Ln, Cypress II, 31212
6008 Acorn Cir, Magnolia. 4/212
5012 Pinetree Cir, Cvpress II, 312/2
7035 Beaver Cir. Madison II. 31212
6045 Pecan Cir, Madison, 312/2

All Homes Include /4 acre home site,
wood cabinets, upgraded tile, landscaping,
full kitchen appliance package and much more!
We have many lots Available!
New Home Rentals also Available!
Visit Our Model Center
Open M-F, 8-6 and Sat & Sun 8-7
2480 East State Road 80
Call 863-612-0551, or Toll Free, 866-224-8392
www.chlhomebuilders.com
CGC081254


a9 t I 118 3-4 0 IO
0656 1-996 4.404


23LS N. Big t..LSleF 33


*S S* S D
jam~s anerRoan CineosKein esn
Ros M son Si Htil, rntvOn


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
i, d-.. :1, moveable island in kitchen and an
ji .-, p. i --" "i .'i .r I..i name a few of the lux-
uries that this beautiful home offers. There is also
a 1+/- acre adjoining lot available.
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a
completely fenced in yard and an above ground
pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in Alva.
This 3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and
', lh. J, l-Jr .nll .i J. lT.u..h fll. .l.:
,* -i'5I I.)0 T'.: ,..'. .i'v ,,,I,,.- home in
Muse sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home fea-
tures an addition with it's own entrance and much
iti. i.. ih.. Pn,.p.,f, I r 1- I. .. .! with an island and
bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse


the hot summer months or snuggling in front
of the fireplace in the winter. Priced at only
$275,000.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME! Extra
effort to design and build a lasting quality home
makes this NEW Home totally eclipse the oth-
ers! Don't buy until you've examined this beau-


r oof-I i ,.p2f Ol/ iisi, it ut p- piaurlan ome. nieuiere gally in
S- the master suite featuring his and her closets,
his and her sinks, walk-in shower plus separate
Genuine Country Feel! It's relaxing just being tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced tea out
at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing breeze.
wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new $229,900.
roof, .super large -... I F .,-. .ri i V parking. Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little
Majestic Live Oaks ii1.. rlic I..r e feel like a home is being currently used as a rental. Future
park. you owe it to yourself to see!$749,900. zoningliHD I RnL llNl'XBWRI l'as a
.8- asi' rental. Convert home into an office for future
.-IcaiIES _g use. $99,000.

jt _l ,i '_ ,bf. .. ... ,r,,_. .r[. ,,,' i_ M_ .1- e1
wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new
roof, supe I i t ...1. I-.,. r-, F .-- .,i IL
M majestic Li'.. .. I, -, ..: l ei ,.- .,_- t,:, J.
park. you c.'- r i.:. ,.:ur.eit r., : -:'9' 9,900.
Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this
country cozy 10 ACRES! The unique 2..'r.., i
home has been remodeled and reborn! Each "
floor has their own Living rooms, Bedrooms, Tired of the Circus? No clowning around
Bathrooms, and Kitchens. Filled with quality about the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious
craftsmanship this home is perfect for a large 3BR/2B MHon cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be
family!.Acreage is fenced, has a pond and an sure to check out the huge horse barn and
additional set-up for another home site. Escape workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
to a peaceful life! $679,900. shop. Lower your blood pressure! $199,900.
SELLER MOTIVATED Enjoy gentle.country STOP DREAMING AND START LIV-
mornings sitting in the screened lanai of this INGI This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relax-
4BR/2B cedar home. This magnificent 3+/- ing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured home.
acres of land.is perfect for horses and features a Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls, and spa-
"x ][' [, iod ,^Th^ ~ r. clouds kitchen. Only $179,900.
Locatedin va, you're mnlyminutes away from 3BR/2B manufactured home in Immokalee.
city shopping or small town dining. Only Features new carpet and vinyl and fenced cor-
$299,900. ner lot. Listed at only $155,900.
* Bumping into everybody? If you need room, No handy man needed here! Immaculate
this 4BR/2BA pS4O]lD!iilDers! You'll love 3BR/2B mobile home on .40+/- acre of land.
coming home and relaxing in the pool during Bonuses include new flooring, appliances and


JNew




Horizons

n Real Estate Corp.


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 living
year round or as a weekend getaway! -
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under
construction! This mobile home is located in the
Moore Haven Yacht Club. The perfect weekend
getaway or winter home. Call now for completion
date.
* $93,500 Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured
home sqiB ef e tg a split
floor pran, garden tub in master 'batroom and a
, r.,r 's'- 'I,,-,.I,
* $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 Hwy27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 -100+/- Hard to find acres adjoin-
ing Badcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/-


fres b fjiq j ji only
$59,9 o


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file
past well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on
SR 80 in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage
and 3 existing entrances off of SR 80. Cleared
with well and electric. Time's on your side in
this investment! $2,750,000.
* 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-
ment dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwv 27
frontage. Next to water plant. Property was cleared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $750,000.
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* 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
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover. Priced
at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private and seclud-
ed 2+/- acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER!


, ,: r, ,- ,. I ,J -, J I ,, .,.1 -,, ..l .I
-A I I, I-lll h I '. t h : ll'l ,
* 0411o,000 :.. .f.- I :. .
b i ,, .. ...... I

* ,I 99,11.10 u.,1,J j- .u r I,,.,,..
on these 4.4+/- acres..Great location! Close to
LaBelle, Alva and Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting
in Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of
exotic fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's
home are located on the property,. Home is to be
sold "as is."
* $272,000 -10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $165 000- 1.2+/-acre. Beautiful ok filled lot
on a cT.l8 t F ~ao' ots left
in this quiet neighborhood.
* $135,000 REDUCED! 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-
able in 55 and older Community located in Moore
Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HQMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
the d e taiAtl'oiie-.I lo fur-
ther. c0'l9f W e l6ift'Bewdht 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/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* 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.


Sports schedule
Page 14


580 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935

863-675-1973
If you are thinking of buying or selling, give us a call!
CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT www.newhorizons-re.com
Se Habla Espanol


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


~rrllr~+rFt i
F(L~ly ~r~u


.


ll


L






ESI 'Al~lly








Thursday, January 5, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Senators vow to push for Ag disaster relief


U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-
IL), Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Blanche
Lincoln (D-AR), Mark Dayton (D-
MN), and Barack Obama (D-IL)
vowed to push for agriculture dis-
aster relief funding next Congress
after the House eliminated $1.6 bil-
lion in critical aid from the Defense
Appropriations bill.
The more than $1.6 billion in
agriculture relief, which would
extend federal aid to states con-
fronted with drought, hurricanes
and floods, was removed from the
spending bill after the House reject-
ed the Senate funding request.
"Hurricane Katrina has deci-
mated production all throughout
the Gulf Coast," said Durbin. "In
addition, we have had a terrible
drought in the Midwest in my
home state of Illinois, in Missouri
and in parts of Iowa and Minneso-
ta. We've had the worst drought in
105 years in some parts of my state.
Every county but one in Illinois has
been designated a disaster area by
the Secretary of Agriculture."
Durbin has worked to provide
critical relief for Illinois farmers
whose crops have suffered in one
of the worst droughts in a century.
This fall, Durbin introduced a bill to
extend last year's disaster relief
package through this crop year.
That bill was written to allow farm-
ers in the affected states to contin-
ue receive crop disaster payments,
livestock compensation payments
and orchard tree assistance pay-
ments from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA).
"This year, Illinois farmers need-
ed our help," said Durbin. "This
simple, bipartisan legislation
would have extended last year's
emergency designation for farms
affected by this year's drought.
Unfortunately, the House rejected
the Senate provisions to assist
farmers whose crops have been
damaged due to a natural disaster.
It is sad that this-simple help has
died on the vine due to end-of-the-
session politics. We owe our farm
families more and we will try to get
them the help they need nextyear."
Drought conditions have
reduced crop yields in Illinois in
2005. Based on November esti-
mates, corn is estimated at 145
bushels per acre, down 180
bushels per acre from last year.
Total state production for corn is
down 17 percent from last year.
Soybean total state production is
down 12 percent from lastyear.
House and Senate conferees
reached agreement Saturday on
$2.709 billion of mandatory farm
program spending cuts over five
years. The major items are no'
extension of 'commodity pro-
grams, no across-the-board cuts
for commodity programs, a two-
year extension of the Milk Income
Loss Contract (MILC) program,
without the Senate's 2.5-percent
cut, no cuts in food stamp program
funding, and at the insistence of
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), no
cuts in the sugar program Cole-
man previously said he would not
vote for budget reconciliation.
President Bush reportedly
called Coleman and asked what he
wanted, and that is when the sugar
cut was pulled frbm the package.
The House approved the budg-


Relative to CBO March,
2005 Baseline


Provisions Fiscal Years(s):
Item 2006 06-10
1. Commodity Programs Savings:
2. -532
3.-1,734
Direct Payment Advance: Reduce
from 50 percent to 40 percent for '06
and to 22 percent for '07 crop year.
-518
-1,452
Upland Cotton Step 2: Eliminate on
Aug. 1
-14
-282
2. Conservation Programs Savings:
0
-934
CSP: Change FY '05-14 cap of
$6.037 billion to FY '06-10 cap of
$1.954 billion & FY '06-15 cap of
$5.650 billion. Required reauthoriza-
tion thru FY 2011 0
-649
- EQIP: Cap EQIP funds at $1.270
bil. for each of FY '07-09. Restore to
$1.300 billion in FY 2010. Required
reauthorization thru FY 2010.
0
-75
Watershed Rehab Program: Elimi-
nate prior-year funds in FY '07. No
limit on new FY '07 funds. #0
-210
3. Energy Programs
0
-20
Renewable Energy Program: Elimi-
nate prior=year funds in '07. Limit
new FY '07 funds to $3 million.
0
-20

et savings conference report on the
overall $39.7 billion mandatory
spending cut bill.
As expected, House and Senate
leaders agreed to move a provision
allowing drilling in Alaska's Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)
out of the measure and into the
Defense appropriations bill. .
House leaders brought the
budget savings package (HR 4241,
S 1932) to the floor for a vote, after
reaching an agreement with Sen-
ate Defense Appropriations Chair-
man Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), to
sign the budget conference report.
Stevens, a major supporter of
ANWR energy exploration, had
previously pledged not to do so
until lawmakers cleared the
Defense spending bill (HR 2863)
with drilling provisions intact. But
he later agreed to allow the budget
conference to move forward pro-
vided that the House passes the
Defense bill with ANWR attached.
The House also cleared the
Defense spending bill today before
voting on the budget reconciliation
bill. It is unclear if Senate Democ-
rats would attempt to filibuster the
Defense measure they are trying
to garner the 51 votes needed to
reject attaching ANWR drilling to
the conference report.
Hurricane and other disaster aid
funding of around $29 billion is
part of the Defense spending bill,
but actual commodity disaster
relief isn't near the multi-billion-
dollar level previously proposed -
it could be just $400 million and the
bulk if not all of that would likely be
directed toward forestry/timber.
Avian flu prevention package


4. Rural Development Program Sav-
ings:
0
-399
Enhanced Broadband Program:
Eliminate prior-year funds in FY '07.
No limit on new FY '07 funds. #0
-40
- Value-Added Marketing: Eliminate
prior-year funds in FY '07. No limit on
new FY'07 funds. #0
-120
Rural Bus. Invest Prog.: Eliminate all
funds available in FY'07. #0-89
Rural Bus. Strategic Invest. Eliminate
all funds available in FY'07.#0
-100
Rural Firefight & Emerg. Grants: Elim-
inate all funds available in FY'07. #0
-50
5. Research Programs Savings:
0
-620
Init. for Future Agriculture and Food
Systems: Cancel available funds for
FY 2007 to FY 2009. #0
-620
Gross Reconciliation Savings
-532
-3,707
6. MILC Increase
433
998
Extended until Sept. 30,2007
433
998
Gross Reconciliation Increase
433
998
Net reconciliation savings
-99
-2,709

spending of $3.8 billion will also be
included in the Defense appropria-
tions measure.
The following are the key items
in the agreement regarding agricul-
ture spending reductions: Com-
modity Programs:
No extension of commodity
programs.
No across-the-board cuts for
commodity programs.
No cut for the sugar program.
Advance direct payments
reduced to 40 percent crop year
2006; further reduced to 22 percent
in crop year 2007.
Cotton Step 2 program termi-
nated effective Aug. 1.
MILC dairy support extended
for 2 years, without the Senate's
2.5-percent cut, adds $998 million
spending Conservation Programs:
Conservation Security Pro-
gram (CSP) extended to 2011,
funds capped $1.954 billion FY'06 -
10; $5.65 billion FY '06-15.
EQIP extended to 2010, funds
reduced $1.27 billion FY '07-09;'
$1.3 billion. FY 2010 ..
*Watershed Rehabilitation pro-
gram Cancellation of funds avail-
able prior to Oct. 1
Rural
Development/Energy/Research
Programs:
Renewable Energy Program-
Limit FY'07 funds to $3M.
Value-added Grant program:
Cancel unspent funds prior to
Oct.1.
Enhanced Access to Broad-
band Telecommunication Services
in Rural Areas Cancel unspent
funds prior to Oct. 1. I
Rural Business Investment


Program: Cancel unspent funds
prior to Oct. 1.
Rural Business Strategic
Investment Grant Program: Cancel
unspent funds prior to Oct. 1.
Rural Firefighters Grant Pro-
gram: Cancel unspent funds prior
to Oct. 1.
Initiative for Agriculture and
Food Systems: Cancel unspent
funds for FY '07 09 Agriculture
Reconciliation Act of 2005 BO Final
Score: Change in Outlays: in Mil-
lion Dollars.
A major concern has devel-
oped regarding advance direct
payments. Because the percent-
age cut takes effect for 2006
crops, there will be some win-
ners and losers. Why? Signup has
already begun for the 2006 farm
programs. Around 400,000 pro-
ducers have already enrolled,
with the bulk of them having
been approved. Thus, some
direct payments have already
been made.
Comments: As was signaled in
an earlier column, the most sur-
prising development is no across-
the-board cuts in direct payments
- commodity program partici-
pants clearly escaped a budget-
cutting bullet.
Conservation program cuts
are clearly the major reduction
category, especially when you
consider the fact that the percent-
age reduction in advance direct
payments still does not decrease
the final direct payment made to
eligible producers. Groups who
frequently attack farm program
spending will easily focus their
attention on the lack of major
cuts for commodity program par-
ticipants. Another key is that
White House officials and GOP
House leadership were success-
ful in not extending farm com-
modity programs as was pro-
posed in the Senate package.
And, the Milk Income Loss Con-
tract (MILC) program was
extended for two years. No cuts
in food stamp program funding
were included in the final Ag
budget savings package.
Farm policy veterans note the
significance of the extension for
conservation programs, notably
the Conservation Security Pro-
gram that is contained in the
budget reconciliation package.
"That means the focus in the new
farm bill will be on farm com-
modity programs, and those
against the current program will
have more time to spend on this
topic," one observer said.
As for no across-the-board
cuts for tom'tmodity programs, I
am told the cuts were dropped at
the insistence of the House
Republicans, as one source put it,
"in their zeal to fight off the com-
modity program extension." The
Senate (and many Ag groups)
were willing (if reluctantly) to
make their contribution to deficit
reduction, but they wanted the
cuts spread over a period of years
(as with the conservation cuts).
To facilitate these cuts required
the extension of the commodity
program authorization (as with
the conservation programs), but
that was a no-no for House con-
ferees and House GOP leaders.


f WE CAN HELP REBUILD YOUR CREDIT!



800-906-4064




Guaranteed financing with as little
as $2,000 down... sometimes less!
^ Coast Financial Group j




Start aNew Career in Your New Job in Just 4 weeks!
G,'C Now! 800-910-8378 Toll Free


Is, -.


/Job placement assistance.
/Financial aid (if qualified) .
I/CDL Testing class A, B, C Et B-bus
/ Se Habta Espaol i


tIlij


I-ii w t
C- 1..1 |?-C C -

Meeting every

Sunday

10:00 AM

370 Holiday Isle Blvd
863.983.3181
www.newharvest.net


Touching
the Glades
one family
at a tuiml


Ckwuk & Karen Pelham


HIP & KNEE SURGEON
NOW SEEING PATIENTS

AT HENDRY REGIONAL

Dr. Ed Humbert is a fellowship
trained hip and knee surgeon
specializing in joint replacement
and arthroscopy of the hip and knee.

CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT


Dr. Ed Humbert
Next to Hendry Regional
in Suite B
530 W.-Sagamore Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
http://www.jointimplantcom

(863) 983-2896


JOINT

IMPLANT

SURGEONS




OF FLORIDA


111ff ~'~f'IT f~- H-f N- N'- NVN~N'


anvstments &Real Estate Specializing in Hendry & Glades County!
TandInvestments &i Real Estate


MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the rapidly growing area
of Muse! Ideal for investment!
$59,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
MUSE
4BR/2B double\\ide mobile
home. located on a mninageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse S79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PALMDALE
Affordable 3BR/2B mobile
home w/ new well & water sys-
tem, located on an oversized
fenced lol. $79,900
Listed by Emily Ankeney
863.673.0141
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on a mianictred
lot close to everything! $95,900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066
LABELLE
4BR/1B mobile hoine in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
pie outbuildings. 105,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It >ptrkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! S116,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239,340,6726


MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor--
oughfare' S124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
MUSEI
2BR/2B mobile home located
on I +/- beautifid acre in Muse!
$1?54,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
\/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! S175,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PORT LABELLE
-IBR/2B home, in need of a
little TLC to make it spectacu-
lar, located on an oversized
corer lot.. S178,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
FLAGHOLE
3BR/2B home, in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- renced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse bam. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239,229.6385
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre comer lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350

$I20. 0 o 30 0,00


Upgrades around every comer
set this 2BR/2B home, located
in a great neighborhood, apart
from all others. $214,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600
PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS new construction
home boasts upgrades galore
and a convenient location close
to schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Yvonne Hallman
86.673.1735
FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole, boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
countless upgrades! $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
"extreme makeover" and is
transformed. into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a loft. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LARELLE
3BR/2B CBS home, located on
a fenced 1/2 +/- acre lot, in a
top notch neighborhood close to
everything! $239,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
S863.675.4500
PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's main


thorougltuare! $255,U00
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673.9119
LABELLE
Contemporary 3BR/2B split
floor plan home, located in one
of LaBelle's prettiest neighbor-
hoods. $259,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
FT. MYERS
Brand new & ultra spacious
IDR/2B CBS home w/ up-
graded appliance package, tile
floors & more! $265,000
Listed by Tracey Williams'
239.340.6725
LABELLE
Well maintained 3BR/2B home,
in a nice neighborhood, offers
new metal roof, upgraded floor-
ing, detached workshop & a
fenced yard! $275,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3,5+ fenced
acres just outside of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


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


FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home, w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Two story 3BR/2B home, lo-
cated on 4.6 +/- acres just out-
side of LaBelle. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
2BR/2B turnkey home sparkles
and is located on 6.25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C,
roof, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
ORTONA
2BR/IB doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
& practically new. Located in
Ortona on the river. $425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675,4500


ORTONA
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.6764500


LABELLE
2BR/1B mobile home located
on 20 +/- acres in a booming
area of Hendry Co.! Great in-
vestment opportunity! $500,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675,4600
LABELLE
1/2 +/- acre cleared riverfront
homesite, boasting 100' +/- of
frontage, in Riverbend S/D! It's
a great price @ $515,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on I
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/D. $699,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres in
a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning


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


LOOImo TO ASSOCIATE WITH EXCELLENCE
Learn how you. can join Southern Land's dynamic team of professional
Realtors. The time has never been bellr to join lHendry & Gladas leading
real estate team! Call Bonnie i, 239.229.1819 for a confidential interview


KeyPoerTehnca Isttut-ww Seyowrtchco


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 5, 2006


Review
Continued From Page 1
end of August.
"Gaps" in the e911 system
meant emergency calls did not
always go to the right office.
The Central American Free
Trade Act (CAFTA) meant con-
cerns for agriculture workers in
Florida, as farmers sought ways to
.stay competitive with imports
from Central America, where
labor costs are lower.
Lucinda Kelly was named
the new dean for the
Hendry/Glades Campus of Edison
Community College.
County commissioners set
the first county impact fees, cover-
ing road and education infrastruc-
S ture.
Governor Bush awarded a
Rural Infrastructure Grant to the
city of Clewiston.
Rick Kress was named presi-
dent of Southern Gardens.
September
*The Hendry County Food
Bank distributed food to needy
residents.
United States Sugar Corpora-
tion announced the sale of 502
acres to the Bonita Bay Group.
Hendry Regional Medical
Center was honored with the
Compass Award by Press Ganey,
for improvement in the Emer-
gency Department.
Clewiston High School stu-


Accident.
Continued From Page 1
three weeks while receiving artifi-
cial ventilation, leg and facial sur-
geries, and many prayers and well
wishes. Mr. Squitier finally suc-
cumbed to his injuries on Dec. 24.
"Mr. Squitier was a caring, dedi-
cated administrator and educator
who truly cared a great deal for
Clewiston High School and all of
Hendry County's schools," said
Hendry Cpunty Schools Assistant
Superintendent Gordon Swaggerty.
"He was a true mentor for me," he
said.
Mr. Squitier spent more than 30


School
Continued From Page 1
threat to the U.S., but marvel at
the occurrence of such a storm at
theturn of anewyear.
According to Hendry County
Schools Assistant Superintendent
Gordon S\%aggei ty, the elemen-
tary schools have done a good job
adjusting to the shortened days
and staggered drop-off and pick-
up times, and that the students
can look forward to getting back
to a normal schedule in their own
buildings.
"Central is back up and run-
ning, with everyone all set to get
back into their normal routines,"
he said. "We hope to have the
roof finished and replaced by the
summer, but for now, it has been
patched and secured to withstand


Soldier
Continued From Page 1
afforded, but was informed not to
come home after learning that
there were family troubles under
way.
How Guadalupe reacted to
this news, she would not reveal,
but for any young person sol-
dier or not to be told the\ can't
come home for Chrlslrrias, would
be devastating. Upon hearing the
news, Ana didn't hesitate and
extended an invitation to her new
friend to come home with her.
And it wasn't long after that invita-
tion, that mom Rosy, soon
received the call.
"I was happy," Rosy said. "Ana
has always been the type of per-
son that would help someone
out. She told me to sit down and
said, 'I invited someone to come
home with me.' I was happy to
have her. We had plenty of room,
plenty of food, and plenty of
everything."
Rosy complimented the com-
munity of Clewiston for being so
welcoming to Guadalupe.
"Everybody has been so nice
to her," said Rosy. "Everybody
knows Ana and when she took
her to Wal-Mart, everyone was
giving her hugs."
Guadalupe was getting her
first taste of small town life.
"It was great," she said. "This
place is pretty small, but every-
body is so nice and everybody
seems to know everyone else. It's
really been a good experience."
The pair are currently back in
training. Due to anr injury,
Guadalupe must be recycled back
to week three of basic and \ ill
join a new group of recruits. The
pair are experiencing their first
taste of military friendship in its
true form, which is: W'hile you
form a quick and deep friendship
with other soldiers, it is inevitable
that soldiers will part eventually.
Ana will finish up basic next
week and will soon depart for Ft.
Bliss, in El Paso Texas, for
Advanced Individual Training


- .. .
INI/Bill Fabian
CPD Assistant Chief Kristine Peterson and CHS criminal jus-
tice student and mistress of ceremonies Jessica Rosen rec-
ognized Carl Eugene Molinaro, a Manhattan firefighter killed
on Sept. 11.


dents honored fallen heroes in a
remembrance of Sept. 11,2001.
A town hall meeting was
held to discuss changes in local
schools to accommodate the "No
Child Left Behind" Act.
The Chamber of Commerce
was looking for a new executive
director after the resignation of
Paul Preston.
New initiatives were set for
the chamber of commerce.
e Travel writers stopped in
Clewiston while touring the South
Lake area.
Frank Jones was chosen


years as an educator in Lee County,
as assistant principal of Cypress
Lake High School, in Hendry Coun-
ty as principal at Clewiston High
School and finally as assistant
superintendent before retiring.
Jeanne Squitier suffered serious
facial injuries, with fractures to
nearly all of the bones in her face
and a left wrist fracture, but has
beefi treated through surgery and is
expected to make a gradual recov-
ery following the motorcycle acci-
dent.
A memorial service is planned
for Jan. 21 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle from 10 a.m. to
noon. The family would like to get
together with friends and share
memories and stories of Kurt's life.


rain, which has not been a prob-
lem since the storm," said Mr.
Swaggerty.
The adjusted schedule and
change to school hours was diffi-
cult for some, but may not have
been as traumatic as some might
have initially expected. Central
Elementary Principal Anna Jo
Springfield said the overall posi-
tive attitude of the students, teach-
ers, and parents was a general
reflection of the attitude of most
of the members of the communi-
ty of Clewiston, which has made
great strides in the past months to
recover from Hurricane Wilma.
"We have experienced a lot
fewer instances of traumatized
students than some might have
expected, and I think that's a cred-
it to the way a lot of folks reacted
to the storm here in Clewiston,"
said Mrs. Springfield in an earlier


where she will receive the training
for her chosen MOS, which is to
become trained in the Patriot Mis-
sile Defense System.
Guadalupe will face'another
five weeks of basic after being
recycled'and will then head to Vir-
ginia where she will learn the
basics of her MOS, which is to be
a petroleum specialist.
When asked if they under-
stood a true lesson of life in the
military that friendships are
born and promises are made to
keep in touch forever, but they
never are Ana said, "We are
certainly going to give it our best
effort, but I do understand. It's
hard to even keep in touch with
rnr friends from high school, so I
do understand it. If we do stay in
touch, then that would be great,
and if riot, then we will always
have this memory."
Ana did bring up a good point
in that it is easier to stay in touch


Clewiston s Outstanding
Community Service Volunteer of
the Year.
Hendry County "adopted"
hurricane-stricken Wiggins, Miss.,
sending truckloads of supplies to
hurricane victims there.
October
eThe aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina in Louisiana had area resi-
dents rethinking local hurricane
plans with an emphasis on public
safety.
Curtis Leonard Clark was
convicted of killing Melvin


There will also be an open time for
anyone who would like to say a
few words.
Mr. Squitier will be remem-
bered by his children and grand-
children, including Captain Jason
Squitier, Ft. Hood, Texas, a veteran
of Operation Enduring Freedom in
Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi
Freedom, and Kristie Huff, a nurs-
ing administrator of 11 years at Lee
Memorial Health System. Kurt was
also the proud grandfather of five,
Kellie Noelle Huff (8), Zachary
Derek Huff (6), Jacob Michael
Squitier (6), Jackson Michael
Squitier (4), and Steven Kurt Huff
(1). He was a cherished husband,
wonderful father, and loyal friend
to many.


interview.
The shortened days forced cur-
riculum in all three Clewiston Ele-
mentary Schools to be abbreviat-
ed, emphasizing only math and
reading subjects, thus cutting
back on the supplementary areas
of art, music, physical education,
and media center ai eas duri ng the
shortened school days.
Faculty members in those
areas assisted with the primary
math and reading lessons and
Tutoring, according to Mrs. Spring-
field.
Parents and teachers, and
hopefully students alike will be
pleased to return to the complete,
comprehensive curriculum
offered by Central, Westside, and
Eastside Elementary Schools.
The students and teachers will
also benefit from the return to
familiar facilities, which have


with today's modern technology
and that they will use e-mail as the
best source to stay in contact with
one another. But as Ana said, if
nothing else, these two American
soldiers have shared a valued first
military memory. But even more
than that, by inviting a fellow sol-
dier into her home for the holiday
season, Ana has alread- defined
herself as an American soldier by
conducting her duties with pro-
fessionalism without sacrificing
the compassion that has come to
describe our gallant, fighting men
arid women.
And while she, like the tens of
thousands of her brethren, will
likely face many holidays far from
home, she can take solace in that
home trul\ is \%here the heart is
and thal \\ihin our soldiers'
hearts, lie the grateful Americans
who love them and wish them
well throughout the year.


Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.

SAdult and Pediatric Dermatology
SDiseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
SSurgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.


NEW OFFICE:
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Clewiston, FL
866-549-2830,

Stat (7)2 9 9277PrtS. Lu.ie: (77) 33 -359
Ft iec:(72 95-95 kehoe:(83 6766


Williams and Marvin Dixon in
2003.
Softball tournaments were
held to benefit Robert Nail, who
was severely injured in a hit and
run motorcycle accident.
*The Clewiston Volunteer Fire
Department received a new fire
engine.
New city commissioners
were sworn into office.
Hurricane Wilma hit South
Florida Monday, Oct. 24, leaving a
swath of devastation in its wake.
The Glades area was well pre-
pared and many residents evacu-
ated to safety before the storm hit.
Planning was under way for
the Relay for Life fundraiser for
the American Cancer Society.
Curtis Clark was sentenced
to two consecutive life sentences
in the 2003 slaying of Melvin
Williams and Marvin Dixon, both
of Clewiston.
The Clewiston. News office
was damaged by Hurricane
Wilma, forcing the staff to set up
temporary offices at the Caloos-
abelle office in LaBelle. The
Clewiston News and the Caloos-
abelle are both part of the Inde-
pendent Newspapers, Florida
'group.
November
The aftermath of Hurricane
Wilma found more than 90
Clewiston area home destroyed.
Area businesses were also dam-
aged, as was the dike around
Lake Okeechobee.


His dedication as an educator
and an administrator was well
known, and will be missed
throughout southwest Florida.
"We have all lost a friend of the
schools in bothHendry County and
Lee County, a friend who made a
great difference as an educator and
an administrator, and we will miss
him," said Mr. Swaggerty.
A scholarship fund will be
established in Kurt Squitier's name,
and family members ask that all
friends and family send donations
to the Kurt Squitier Scholarship
Fund to be administered by Olde
Cypress Bank in Clewiston, in lieu
of flowers.


been declared safe by Hendry
County Schools for regular school
activities.
"It's okay for the kids to get
back into the buildings, including
the main area with major dam-
age," said Mr. Swaggerty. "Every-
thing has been settled and taken
care of, and it will be good news
for all to get back to'their normal
schedules," he said.


Sell yourpersonal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
Nofee, no catch, noproblems!


New stores and homes are
planned for the Clewiston area.
Five different sties are involved in
plans for development within
Clewiston's city limits.
Water rates go up. In antici-
pation of debt from funding a
new water plant, city officials
have pushed for an increase in
water rates.
City to modify landscape
plan. The city's landscaping, dam-
aged by Hurricane Wilma, will be
managed under more detailed
landscaping standards in coming
months.
Governor Jeb Bush visited
Clewiston to inspect the damage
from Hurricane Wilma. Senators
Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez
pushed for hurricane relief for
Hendry County.
Congressman Mark Foley
visited the Lake area to hear con-
cerns on topics ranging from hur-
ricane damage to the health of
Lake Okeechobee.
A death at a local hotel,
which was first considered a
homicide, was ruled suicide.
The First United Methodist
Church hosted a community
Thanksgiving dinner.


* 4 lines for 2 weeks

* Price must be
included in ad

* Private parties
only

* 2 iems per house-
hold per issue


Clewiston News




Toll Free 871


E-Mail:


December
The city of Clewiston sought
bids for a new water plant.
Local schools worked to
normalize the lives of area stu-
dents who had been impacted by
Hurricane Wilma.
Ruth McCarthy was honored
for 21 years of service on the
Board of Trustees at the Clewiston
Museum.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety kicked off the Relay for Life
fundraiser.
Congressman Foley fol-
lowed on concerns relating to
hurricane recovery.
The Hendry/Glades Health
Department welcomed a new
boss, Dr. Feftali Fernandez.
Senior Connections wel-
comed new director Christine
Nolan.
The City of Clewiston began
to show signs of recovery as some
businesses and agencies resumed
service to the community.
These and other area stories
can be found on the
www.newszap.com/Clewiston.
For stories more than one week
old, check the archive section.


=stac Yo 24 Log Home Packages To Be Offered At Public Auction.
Rogers Reaty & Auction Co.
Saturdayvan. 14th L License a~ L222
11:00 ,.M. 336.789.2926 or wwwirogersrtalty.com
Orlando, FI. ,
(Port orSannord) Fr'- fI _UlI-

For More Information! 1.888.562.2246
Or Log Onto: www.auctionloghomes.com


BRIDGE


STREET


* 1 used itemofr'i
grouping periad
priced at $2,500
or less

* Independent
Newspapers
reserves the right to
disqualify any ad.


rhe Sun

1-353-2424


classad@newszap.com


mf


FOR SALE OR LEASE
THE 'COOLEST' SPOT IN LABELLE IS LOOKING FOR A NEW
OWNER/OPERATOR. THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
FOR A HIGH ENERGY. SELF-MOTIVATED PERSONS) TO OWN A
BUSINESS OF YOUR OWN. CURRENT OWNER IS OFFERING TERMS
TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES'. ALONG WITH ALL OF THE TRAINING
AND SUPPORT YOU'LL NEED TO GET GOING AND TAKE CHARGE OF
YOUR FUTURE. "A DOWN PAYMENT OF S12.000.00 IS
REQUIRED. ALONG WITH CREDIT REFERENCES. AND OTHER
QUALIFICATIONS. CONTACT: JENNY SABELLA 239-470-2182
LEAVE A MESSAGE & YOU
WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN 48 HOURS.

9AM-6PM MON-FRI
Located At: 23 Ft. Thompsofi Ave LaBelle, FL
(across from the Caloosa Belle)
863-674 0104 Call ahead orders welcome.


UOdf Of THE "OiRIlGIIA





-Afeci ChMNslrl
'P ll^^^lr~1 1 44##i IIFF Pi l l


: I : ".'.. a" 'K .... ,- ""'









Make up to $2,500

by filling in the space above!


I ,, II, I ,


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


4r DEMPOMR~iAT




Thrsay Jaur ,20 evn h omuiissuho aeOe oe


Maroone


.Chevrolet


""PRICE, SELECTION, AND A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE*...That's MarooneO.
SCRATCH DENT SPECIALS! $ n DAMAGE RELIRUf A
DUE TO HURRICANE WILMA WE HAVE NUMEROUS SCRATCH UP HIEF
AND DENT VEHICLES AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNTED PRICES! TO EEUE uBSBitSIB WII cLs4


0 0:- to --to see him's week s nternet p,
*Lease for 60 months on Corvettes, $5000 down plus inceptions, 12K miles per year. *Money back guarantee based on 3 days/150 miles whichever comes first. Some restrictions may apply. See dealers for details. With approved credit. All prices include rebate in lieu of factory finance rate. You must
present this ad at time of purchase or lease to receive these special prices. Advertised prices not aonlicable to exporters. Offers ood on date of publication only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. 02006 AutoNation Inc.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


,-P a








Sewing the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 5, 2006


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Sports Briefs


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

Clewiston High School


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
r.rt


Girls Basketball Wrestling
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away, 7:30 Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County Invita-


p.m.
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home, 7:45


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


Feb. 10-11: Regionals
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,
11a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 6: Cardinal Newman, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Clewiston, Home, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home, 8
p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away,7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away, 8
p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home, 7 p.m.


Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away, 7
uloV nteers wanted


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 (Plan-
tation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


January is birth defects prevention month


TALLAHASSEE January is
National Birth Defects Prevention
Month, and the Florida Department
of Health (DOH) recognizes the
tremendous impact birth defects
have on Florida's families and chil-
dren. Birth defects affect over 6,000
(one in 35) newborns in Florida
each year, and are the leading
cause of infant mortality and con-
tribute significantly to illnesses and
long-term disabilities.
"Babies born with birth defects
and related deficiencies are a seri-
ous matter in Florida and world-
wide," said DOH Deputy Secretary
of Health for Children's Medical
Services Joseph Chiaro, M.D. "Our
surveillance program allows us to
monitor the numbers and types of
birth defects that are occurring, so
we can develop prevention, inter-
vention, education and referral pro-


grams to assist affected individuals,
families and their health care
providers."
Birth defects in infants include:
Congenital Heart Defects: dis-
orders of the heart present before
birth: About one in 100-200 babies.
Chromosomal Abnormalities:
disorders involving chromosomes:
About one in 200 babies is born
with a chromosomal abnormality.
Neural tube defects: defects
of the spine (spina bifida) and brain
(anencephaly: About one in 1000
pregnancies.
Orofacial Clefts: birth defects
of the lip and/or roof of the mouth:
About one in 700-1000 babies.
Some birth defects are prevent-
able. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is
one of the leading causes of mental
retardation and is 100 percent pre-
ventable. A woman who is preg-


nant or planning a pregnancy
should avoid alcohol, smoking,
street drugs and medications,
which can cause birth defects and
pregnancy complications.
If you plan to get pregnant, DOH
recommends you follow these
steps to prevent birth defects:
Go for a pre-pregnancy check-
up and talk with your health care
provider about any pre-existing
medical conditions such as dia-
betes, obesity or seizures.
Begin taking a vitamin with
400 micrograms of folic acid daily.
Eat a healthy balanced diet;
maintain a healthy weight and
exercise.
Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and
illegal drugs.
Avoid exposure to hazardous
chemicals.
Check with a health -care


provider before taking any medica-
tions, including over-the-counter
medications.
Seek pre-natal care as soon as
you thinkyou may be pregnant.
DOH promotes and protects the
health and safety of all people in
Florida through the delivery of
quality public health services and
the promotion of health care stan-
dards. Public health efforts to study
birth defects and provide informa-
tion and education include the
Florida Birth Defects Registry, the
Florida Folic Acid Coalition and the
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Intera-
gency Action Group. For more
information about birth defects sur-
veillance and prevention in Florida,
please visit DOH's Website at
www.doh.state.fl.us.gov and select
Florida Birth, Defects Registry in the
bottom left hand corner.


CLEWISTON AAU travel
baseball spring season tryouts
will take place Saturday, Jan. 7
on Tiger Field. Serious baseball
players, aged 13 and under are
wanted and needed. If you were
born after April, 1992, you are
needed. Bring your glove to
Tiger Field at 9 a.m. and be ready
to play some baseball! For more
information, contact John Davis
at (239) 253-8576 or Keith
Thomas at (863) 983-7992.
Board members needed
for Clewiston Cougars
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 mem-
bers. The Clewiston Cougars
need the help of the community
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.
Cheer and Dance
sign-ups
LABELLE If you are inter-
ested in competitive cheerlead-
ing or competitive dance, South-
west Universe All-Stars would
like to welcome you to come
and sign-up. We are located on
Jaycee/Lyons Blvd. in LaBelle.
We have team spots open from


ages three and up. There are a
few spots left on our 6th grade
and under team. We encourage
any child with a good attitude
and determination to come on
over and check us out. If you
have any questions you can con-
tact Tammy Watkins at (863)
673-1197.
Registrations for
Baseball and Softball
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will
be holding registration for the
upcoming season at Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria, Thurs-
day, Jan. 12. Sign ups on Thurs-
day nights will be from 7-9 p.m.
and Saturday sign ups will be
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a copy
of your child's birth certificate.
Cost of registration is $55 per
child (second child s $50 regis-
tration). Registration after these
dates will result in a late registra-
tion fee.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary makes house calls? They
will come to your home to dis-
cuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


Buy, Sell or Trade in the Classifieds
Pages 16-19


.. .='1* .

SUNRISE APPLIANCE
New, Used, Scratch & Dent

401 US Hwy 27
Moore Haven
863-946-2666





inwcolz JMevat

525 NWfi Al I i, B iiG81A

800-573-7983
www.gladesmotors.com


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
OR EMAIL southlakeads@newszap.com



IAB0R< t FINDERS


DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
202 E. S4arland Hwy ross frm ewston n)
(863) 902-9494



S": Glades Heath
Care Conter
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
(.lade.Ccare,'FloridaCare.net


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9t Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570




IM rON O flHRkLR lr O Ji



2 W, Silardla HwIy., Cbliito
863.M983M 188i00.1M


Specializing In Custom Manufacturing
DB J Machinery, Inc.
Hubzone Cert,

728 E, Trinidad Ave.

Clewiston, FL 33440

863-983-3171






est LCake
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
805 N. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven
(863) 946-1233



HENDRy REGIO

MEDICAL CENTER



8639S312U1M
119


Rich&
Mandrni

1-888-784-6724
workers Compensatian Pesional n~ar
'I, ,ob ,sbl,tv % tpcfinigil Oeth
Pailt City rrn'r l'irrcr
PortSt. Lude
ci P';ll Kcm h *1 B3ocaaton

Sta e Career mi Y New Jo b in Jt 4 wme
"i: aLNowl 800-910-8378 ll ina'

is ,


DR. MERCER'S DENTUmE CLINIC

*BEST PRICES SAME DAY

US 41 SOUTH FT, MYER



1-866-226-9400


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
OR EM southlakeads@newszap.com


THE
OPTICAL CENTER
located in
FAMILY EYE CARE
100 N. Main St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-0761


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
OR ELAiL southakeads'ine, szap.com







370 Holiday Isle Blvd.
Clewiston
863-983-3181


Trere Coast fnluialoloq
Mf iww nimK Th o Ahq, ii'n win '
Tim loannides, M.D.
Rick Romagosa, M.D.
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D. PhD

1924 US Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
863-467-9555




Royal's

FURNITURE
APPll,\ETa BFDDI\A


Cleeistoe M Odb0Ini KalmM O


CS/pharmac
Expect something extra."

1-800-SHOP CVS
or Visit CVS.com

OPEN 8am-10pm
OR LONGER!
7 Days A Week


CHIEF'S

AUTO
CARE
From StreCt Car to Rtiu ar
We do t all.
674-1010
390 E Cowboy Way



IRI IDGE STREIf.T
i..f .." ..{. i. i't'/ --, ; y
Located At:
23 Ft. I hompson .\.' LaBelle, FL
(acrosfnrm CalCrA BdWC )
Call Ahead Orders Welcome
863-674-0104
HIours are Monday Friday
:- i rI "-5p,m .

l1tWMa.eIeIl


Clewiston
(866) 549-2830
Okeechohe: (863) 467.6767
Ft. Pwlert 772) Si-5995
Prt St. Lucle: (772) 335.3550
Start 772)2.19-rm
Palm Beach Gardens (S51) 604-9493




Chappy's

GROCERY STORE & MEAT PROCESSING

863-946-2333
1205 EAST SR 78 *Lakeport


VI Cfl R S
CHIROPRACTIC &
REHABILITATION CLINIC
cCat for an Appointment Today),
DR EDWARD VICKERS SR,,
Chiropractor
(8631 983-8391
905 ,w. t'TmNRA AV
CLEWISTOW


1-800UUUDE NUW
t- 61-6S3- 511
6500 Okeechobee Blvd,
West Okeechobee & The Turnpike
www.arrigodcj,com


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
oR MAIL southlakeads@newszap.com


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
OR EMAIL southlakeads@newszap.com


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
OR EMAIL southlakeads@newszapcom


Dr. Ed Humbert
HIP & KNEE SURGEON
NOW SEEING PATIENTS AT
HENDRY GENERAL
CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT
530 W. Sagamore Avenue
Suite B
Clewiston, Florida 33440
(863) 983-2896
http: //wwwjointimplant.com


'When you need a service, call a professional"

Only $10.00 per week, per block.

Due to hurricane damages our Clewiston Office is temporarily closed

---- please call us at our Caloosa Belle office (863)675-2541 or email

... us at southlakeads@newszap.com to place your ad!
i l l l i i l l i I


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


MuTWJMIT.







Thursday, January 5, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


The Bonita Bay Group will host a native plant sale


SBONITA SPRINGS, FLA, The
Bonita Bay Group is partnering
with the local chapter of the Flori-
da Native Plant Society to host a
plant sale Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the company's corporate
headquarters in the Town Center
at The Brooks.
"We expect five growers to
participate four wholesalers
and one retailer," said Debbie Pre-
ston, president of the Cocoloba
chapter of FNPS. "People will have
the rare opportunity to buy from
professionals who grow native
plants, learn about the landscape
materials and talk with them
about how to help their land-


scapes thrive."
Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods will also be participating
and distributing information
about Florida-friendly landscapes,
according to Kim Fikoski, senior
environmental manager for The
Bonita Bay Group. "We will also
have experts with information
about water conservation and
how to grow lush and healthy
landscapes with less water," she
said.
"The plant sale is being organ-
ized by The Bonita Bay Group's
environmental council," 'said
Fikoski. "The council was formed
to create an awareness among all


staff of the things we are going to
be a good environmental steward,
and to share that information with
the general public. This is the first
FNPS plant sale in the south Lee
County area, and we're pleased to
partner with them to make it hap-
pen."
According to Preston, "planting
native," adds habitat and food
sources for wildlife, including
birds and butterflies, while plant
materials purchased in depart-
ment stores and many nurseries
have been treated with pesticides
that can harm wildlife and kill but-
terflies. All the plants that the par-
ticipating growers will offer are


pesticide-free something that is
not available in stores or the
majority of nurseries.
In general, native plants are dif-
ficult-to find the plant sale will
be the first time for many people to
see, learn about and buy them,
said Preston. The most popular
native plants include:
Firebush, a shrub with red
flowers that attract butterflies.
Cocoplum, a rich, thick plant
used for hedging.
Fiddlewood, a shrub that
makes great hedging, with waxy
green leaves and tiny white flow-
ers that yield groups of berries that
are a food source for birds.


Grasses like Fakahatchee that
are accents for gardens and shelter
for small wildlife.
Vines, including Jacquemon-
tia, a flowering vine that hugs the
ground, and Coral Honeysuckle, a
climbing vine with brilliant coral
flowers that yield berries.
"The Bonita Bay Group is
known for its environmental sensi-
tivity and for developing responsi-
bly," Preston added. "We are
proud they chose to partner with
US."
The Bonita Bay Group is a
diversified company involved in
the planning, development, sales
and management of master-


planned communities, free-stand-
ing recreational amenities and
commercial facilities throughout
Southwest Florida. The company
employs more than 1,500 individu-
als and is developing seven mas-
ter-planned communities Boni-
ta Bay, The Brooks, Shadow Wood
Preserve, Mediterra, TwinEagles,
Verandah and Sandoval along
with 12 golf courses and two mari-
nas. Additional information about
the company is available at
www.BonitaBayGroup.com.
Besides their current projects,
Bonita Bay is moving forward with
development plans in both LaBelle
and Clewiston.


Budget bill: A big problem with agriculture reductions


WASHINGTON (DTN) The
Senate is expected to vote on the
final passage of a budget reconcili-
ation bill that will cut $2.7 billion
from agriculture programs
between 2006 and 2010, but Sen-
ate Agriculture Committee Chair-
man Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said
this week the unwillingness of
House leaders, President Bush and
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns
to extend commodity programs as
part of the FY06 budget reconcilia-
tion bill will cause a "big problem"
when it comes time to write the
next farm bill.
"While the baseline is pre-
served for some conservation pro-
grams, commodities will not be
protected like conservation,"
Chambliss said in a floor speech
Tuesday.
"This will be a big problem for
farmers."
In a news release issued Sun-
day, Chambliss said the Senate had
strived to preserve 20'7 fart m bill
baseline options for commodirN
crops with temporary cuts over
multiple years among all crops and
with conservation, research and
rural development taking their


share as well.
But House leaders, with the
support of the White House and
the agriculture department, insisted
on concentrating temporary cuts
deeply in the 2006 crop year only,
rather than extending commodity
baseline options, as with conserva-
tion. Chambliss said he could not
agree to impose such a heavy
financial burden on producers still
reeling from a season of crop loss
and rising costs of irrigation, fertiliz-
er and diesel.
The result, he said, is a package
that contains obvious inequities.
"This short-term reprieve from
cutting crop payments means
commodities will not be protected
like conservation during reautho-
rization," he said. "The constant
critics of agriculture programs will
blame farmers for escaping their
share of deficit reduction just as
commodity support programs are
about to be considered for reautho-
rization in the 2007 farm bill."
Meanwhile, Tom Harkin;' D-
Iowa, said in a floor speech Tues-
day the situation was "a classic bait
and switch" because U.S. trade
negotiators said at the trade minis-


trial meeting in Hong Kong that
they favor switching the farm bill
from commodity supports to con-
servation and rural development,
but back home support cutting
those very programs.
"I can only conclude that the
Bush administration and this
Republican Congress have nothing
to offer for the future of U.S. agricul-
ture other than cutting back all
forms of assistance to U.S. farmers
and rural communities," he said.
The following is a summary of
the budget cuts for agriculture in
the fiscal year 2006 budget recon-
ciliation bill, as provided by Cham-
bliss' office:
Agriculture spending cuts of
$2.709 billion (Fiscal Years 2006-
2010) Commodity Programs:
-No extension of commodity
programs
-No across-the-board cuts for
commodity programs
-Advance direct payments
reduced to 40% crop year 2006; fur-
ther jeduce.1 r:o 22 percent in crop
year 2007
-Cotton Step 2 program termi-
nated effective Aug. 1
-MILC dairy support extended,


without the Senate's 2.5-percent
cut, adds $998 million spending
Conservation Programs:
-EQIP extended to 2010, funds
reduced $1.27 billion FY 07-09;
$1.3 billion FY 10
-CSP extended to 2011, funds
capped $1.954 billion FY 06-10;
$5.65 billion FY 06-15
-Watershed Rehabilitation pro-
gram: cancellation of funds avail-
able prior to Oct. 1
Rural
Development/Energy/Research
Programs:
-Renewable Energy Program:
Limit FY 07 funds to $3M
-Value-added Grant program:
Cancel unspent funds prior to Oct
1,
-Enhanced Access to Broad-
band Telecommunication Services
in Rural Areas: cancel unspent
funds prior to Oct. 1
-Rural Business Investment Pro-
gram: cancel unspent funds prior
to Oct. 1
S-Rural Business Strategic Invest-
ment Grant Program: cancel
unspent funds prior to Oct. 1
-Rural Firefighters Grant Pro-
gram: cancel-unspent funds prior


to Oct. 1 -Initiative for Agriculture
and Food Systems: cancel unspent
funds for FY 07-09 MILC may get
revived yet By Dairy Herd news
source (Wednesday, Dec. 21,
2005).
On Sunday, the Senate-House
conference committee finally
reached an agreement to extend
the Milk Income Loss Contract pro-
gram as part of its budget-reconcili-
ation bill that includes more than
$40 billion in spending cuts over
the next five years.
On Monday, the full House
voted 212 to 206 to pass the budget
reconciliation bill that includes the
MILC extension.
Since the original Senate budget
bill included a provision to extend
the MILC program, many expect
the Senate will pass the bill. How-
ever, in politics one must remem-
ber it's never a done deal until all
the votes have been counted.
According to Luke Punzenberg-
er, v ith Rep "liirk Green's (R-Wis.)
office, the budget-reconciliation bill
has met some resistance in the Sen-
ate. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is not
happy with the budget bill. The
Senate Minority Leader has threat-


ened to remove MILC from the bill
with the hope of killing the budget
bill altogether, says Punzenberger.
If that happens House and Sen-
ate negotiators would have to go
back to conference committee. If
however, the Senate passes the
budget-reconciliation bill it would
proceed to President Bush for his
signature.
As included in the budget-rec-
onciliation bill right now, MILC
receives a two-year extension,
making it run concurrent with the
lifespan of the 2002 Farm Bill. How-
ever, the payment rate was
reduced. The program still has the
same trigger point a Boston
Class I price of $16.94 per hundred-
weight. But producers will now
receive just 34 percent of the differ-
ence between the current Boston
Class I price and the trigger price of
$16.94. In the original MILC pro-
gram that expired on Sept. 30, pro-
ducers received 45 percent of the
difference. Payments are still
capped at 2.4 million pounds of
milk. If approved by the Senate,
and signed into law by President
Bush the MILC program would be
retroactive back to Oct. 1.


'When ou need a service, call a professional"


a Only $10.00 per week, per block.

^ ur Due to hurricane damages our Clewiston Office is temporarily closed

please call us at our Caloosa Belle office (863)675-2541 or email

us at southlakeads@newszap.com to place your ad!


H-IO L I DAYS ,


FOR ALL fYOR
STORM SHUTTER NEE
11s501 I m ilp 09O20320
C ECT: KENNETH COLE
(561)798-1290 P
(561)723-9221 CELL
FREE E IIATEI S ,






COUNTRY HOMES &
LAN REL ESTATE
Kathy Hutchins
Lc. Real Estate Broker
Office: 863-612-0551
Fax: 863-612-0553
Visit Our Website at:
CentralFloridaLandSales.com



ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
OR EMAIL southlakeads@newszap.com


VEVERGLADES
REALTY, INC.
Jeffrey A Davis
Lie. Real Estate Broker
Phone: 863-946-3900
Fax: 863-946-3902
498 US Hwy. 27,
Moore Haven



INew

Horzons
Reall Estale Corp.
580 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
863-675-1973
Il11a11 ILl"I' hv l ll/('. ', I 'f &. "l llll rll L II> I
If you are thinking of buying
[8n or selTing, gike
-amis1 us a call!










863-6 5'8868
I'j iih \ ie R al.strei. i.
-**~ wu lw.;n '. rigeS!, l~n:'- l rl, : i,,i


0


"'rhe Sweetest
Dealin owrn










Southern
land,
Investments & Real Estate, Inc,
700 South Mairn Strrcn
PD. Box 1690 I LW301ol, Florithi 3397
863-67545W- Favt: 863-675-657;5
TOLL. FREE: 877-314-3048


EARNEST H. RAWLS


!8 Siigaradll Hiy,, Clewistn

863,983,8559
wwwrsawlrealestateom




AK
REALTY

233 N. BRIDGE ST
ON THE CORNER OF BROGE ST & WASHINGTON
VISIT US ON THE WEB AT
WWWOAKREALTYINC.COM
S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SIs 1 *RENTALS SALES


DmR M H. NE
CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING CONTRACTOR
Licensed & Insured Lic. # CGC015735
FREE ESTIMATES

_7772:l- -T--7 U91"


420 Suarland BHwI,


dyessreaestate.com


Amk NO ONE WILL
WORK HARD-
ER FOR YOU
THEN JAMIE
NAVARRO
GIVE HIM A
CALL ON HIS
CELL AT (239) 822-9272
IrREALTY

C. BAGANS FIRST
30 Colorado Rd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
'liI


Z Carolyn
homas
realty, Inc.

Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505




ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL OUR CALOOSA BELLE OFFICE

(863) 675-2541
OR EMAIL southlakeads@newszap.com


MOREL ROOFING,INC,


Licensed & Insured
Lic. # RC0067276
FREE ESTIMATES

863-452-5959


. .


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006


,rr T:

~k~ ,a-~i~,-_ -e~7~3~-~~
~*


I


do3p

















a f* a lS






DS LUTELY FREE a For any personal items for sale
Ii under $2,500


Announcements Merchanise IMobile Homes |

i-- I -.. ,i l l--........


Employment
1111O alelI


Recreation

I llI


Submit Your FREE Classified ad

today at www.newszap.com/class



You Can Reach


The World

-With Your Ad!


Financial Rentals Automobiles





Services Real Estate Public Notices I

[iia~ [l~l l ~ [riIiTi- I aLULa


Rules for placing FREE ads!

4 lines for 2 weeks.
Price must be included in ad.
Ad must contain only 1 item.
2 ads per household.
SRegular deadlines apply. :
Must be personal items for %A
sale under $2,500. I
H"K-- Rr ^*'ti- i


Announcements


lrnp.:r ar, Irf.:rrr -ri, ,ir,
Please read your ad carefully
the first day it appears. In
case of an inadvertent error,
please notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
1 incorrect insertion, or for
more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
such errors. Advertiser
assumes responsibility for all
statements, names and con-
tent of an ad, and assumes
responsibility for any claims
against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all copy, and
to insert above the copy the
word "advertisement'. All
ads accepted are subject to
credit approval. All ads must
conform to Independent
Newspapers' style and are
restricted to their proper
classifications. Some classi-
fied categories require
advance payment. These
classifications are denoted
with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


t24 LOG HOME PACKAGES to
be Offered at Public Auction.
Saturday, January 14, 11:00
AM, Orlando, FL (Port of
Sanford), Rogers Realty &
Auction, License # AU2922.
Free brochure, Buffalo Log
Homes, (888)562-2246 or
www.auctionloghomes.com.
Bankruptcy Auction Sells re-
gardless of price! Luxury
cars, planes, more. January
19, 11AM, 10%BRP Call for
details! (888)404-9977
Tranzon Driggers, Walt Drig-
gers, #AB1237 www.tran-
zon.com.


COW Found in vic. of 120th
St NE, Deer Run Ranch.
Please call 'to identify.
(863)763-2936
DOG- Shih-lzu call to describe
(863)357-3225


COCKER SPANIELS (older)1
male w/blue collar & injured
back leg, & 1 female,
w/red collar. Vic of Betther
Acres behind Post Office
(863)763-7813 Reward
CREDIT CARD: Lost @ Wal-
Mart Parking Lot on Tuesday
morning. Call to ID.
(863)763-6009 ask for Linn


DOG- White with black spots.
Friendly, Orange collar. Lost
12/25/05 Vic. of Oak Park
area. (863)697-9878
HUSKY/SHEPHERD MIX, Fe-
male, Tan w/black saddle &
white mask. Vicinity of Taylor
Creek Isles. (863)357-4576
SHIH TZU- Female, Dec. 17th
Vicinity of: Near Palm Dale &
Bellmont. (863)675-3817


DOG- mixed breed 8'months
old loving family
(863)675-6652
MIXED BREED PUPS- 9, Will
be large dogs: Browns/
blacks/golds/whites. To Good
Homes Only! (239)841-0792
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deet? Pick up some
extra DUCKS when you
sell your used items in
the classlelids.


LOOKING FOR Someone that
knows how to weave on a
loom Please call
(863)675-0199


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call (813)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.
Join all the people who
say, 'I sold it in the
classifieds"


READING A NEWSPAPER,,,


Employment -
Ful-Time 205
Employment-
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



BEST WESTERN
of Clewiston
Is accepting
applications for:
housekeeping,
front desk, and
maintenance.
Apply within.
CYPRESS TRUCK LINES, INC
Driver Designed Dispatch.
FLA ONLY/Flat Bed students
welcome. Home Every
WeekEnd Most Nights
(800)545-1351 www.cy-
presstruck.com.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Growing community bank in
LaBelle looking for two
TELLERS
A high school diploma or
equivalent required.
Excellent benefits and a
great opportunity to become
apart of the First Bank family.
Contact Mali Chamness at
983-8191 or Susan Hill
675-4242 for more
information or fax resume
to 863-983-5043. EOE
Drug Free Workplace

HVAC MECHANIC NEEDED
5 yrs exp. req'd. Must have
own tools &trans. Contact
Bruce Hart (800)843-4379
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


ESR^mpomn
FlTime^HH^


Employen
FullTim


Looking for a career

with a company you

can grow with?

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright,, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer


Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
OFFICE HELP/SECRETARY
NEEDED: For busy Sod &
Landscaping Business in
LaBelle. Good Communication
& Computer skills a must.
Bi-Lingual a plus, but not
required. Send resume to:
2696 Howard Road,
LaBelle FL 33935

Palmdale
Sod, Inc.

Sod Delivery
Truck Driver
Needed
Class A CDL
Sod Foreman
Drivers
License
Required


863
673-1491


Small dealership looking for
parts person and outside
sales for new territory up-
coming for new year. Call for
Application (800)556-7577.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


TEAMS! $1000 sign on bo-
nus/ea. Approx $1100/wk.
2yrs OTR, No DUI/DWI.
Northern FL area. Excellent
Equipment, Excellent Lanes,
Great Benefits, Home Week-
ends. (888)216-0180
www.callcpc.com.
.


READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

00 wondw n*srpaper
mdorsn w nmn popular

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
802000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Millionaire Makers That's
what Success Magazine
called us in their Cover Sto-
ry. To learn how we can help
you realize YOUR dreams
call (800)311-9365.
Vending Route: Local, All
brands. Soda, Juice, Water,
Pastries, Snacks, Candies.
Great Equipment & Loca-
tions. Financing Available
with $7,500 down.
(877)843-8726.
#802002-037.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Eimpomet
Fu.11 Tim


Emsplymn
FullTime 020


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 30,2005
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
(SOCIAL SERVICES & AG EXTENSION)
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $8.50 $10.80 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to answer phones, handle and
communicate with the public, handle mailings (newsletters, an-
nouncements, etc.) for the Extension Office, gather information
from clients for Social Service assistance and be knowl-
edgeable of other agencies for client assistance, filing monthly
reports for both Extension and Social Services, handle all pur-
chase orders for both offices and schedule use of the Doyle
Conner Building. Other duties as may be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
good computer skills with special emphasis on office organiza-
tion and file management. Applicant must be capable of oper-
ating customary office machines and be knowledgeable in
Microsoft Works, Word and Excel. Applicant must present a
neat and well-mannered appearance and possess good writing
and communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Bilingual skills preferred.
JOB LOCATION: Doyle Conner Building
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

CLOSING DATE: January 17,, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO.Box1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace



CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
-The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes
for the Chamber Executive Director position.
The position requires general office &
financial management skills. Applicants must also
demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff &
to representthe 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

THE EDGE CENTER
A Not-For Profit Corporation is accepting applications for
Interim position- Administrator
Must have experience in Not for Profit organization
Must have financial managementexperience, verbal and writ-
ten communication skills. Applicants must demonstrate
abilities to supervise office staff and represent the Edge in the
community and the region. Bachelors Degree preferred. Salary:
Interim position $15 an hour.
Resume can be mailed to: Edge Center PO. Box 793
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Deadline: 12-30-2005


TKM-Bengard Farms
and Cypress Cooling
Have immediate openings for
experienced truck drivers
Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430

(561) 996-1980


HR & ADMIN. SUPERVISOR- LABELLE
Need computer literate, team player with strong communi-
cation skills (bi-lingual Spanish/English) w/human re-
sources generalist expenence required. Please fax or email
resume w/salary requirements to HR Director. The Wallace
Group. 863-674-1164 or ann.bridges@kawallaceinc.com
EEO/DFWP


Empoment
Full Tim


Empoyen
FullTime 020


aeMANAGEMENT

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:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dentat 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


S... HENRY REGIONAL
,-.. MEDICAL CENTER
1 .*-- .',* r, r ,. llni,-i.fdj P' in, E,-u'l.car A-UL-rwc
LPN I or II (FT.PT. Perdlem)
FL LPO N Lc \\ Cc., \V'lInc ,:. orl I',,l -lhl ,ehdul,
Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
FL I, c wrh I Ir ecp ,11 [lairn nen ,i ad
Radlologic Technologist/Mammographer
Must be ,RRT ,ef waih j FL L..:ei-i e MlN'j~ be Lairrli, ~rih
MQS 'st[ndj'.j & MKmlmo.raphic QA prfoccdui'l
Abiliiy r1. :.eak Spaci.:h a plu.
Full time/Part time/At Home- TRANSCRIPTIONIST
Must hj'c Ihrt ..r mrro e i':3r .pe trir..r l i. h,,.[L.ip l ijnl-
scriplinr, E- l'lllnc ~amrrmn : lls a3-d the a3t..bi, :. undr-
stanc niulnple dJjlc.:L jiee' riall rlMuP i bt jAble i[C IFeC (.0
i.-,fAd per minule
Full lime- CT/Radlologic Tech
(8:30 am 5 pmn or 1030 am. to 7 pum)
AART it ,ah J ajl J FL ,,: lj3r: Cep pirl Mulut
posse :c'i.cl iier,-iu J .. c ils i' ..nrdcpcri denrlov,
profi.: iri.r ,- CT nrd Gercrjl Raj,.: ph
Full Ume-Medical Technologist
BS i Mcd.c.l Tichrnoli FL L,:c.-,ce 1r, Hcimric.l, v,
ImmuiihcTjui 'lh:, CheiTs lr, s ni M .:.b 'olot, Scrol, f.r
Must be NITi rCP Ric
Part Ume- PBX Operalor
Must possess excellent PR skills. Prior PBX system exp is a
plus. Prior filing exp is a plus. Must file alphabetically.
Phone: 863-902-307 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


LICENSED PRACTICAL
NURSE
Licensed Practical and
Licensed Vocational Nurses L3
#64082922
LPN Position assisting Physician/PA/
ARNP/RN in various clinics at Glades
County Health Department in Moore
Haven; clinic work experience helpful;
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or

CallAlina @ 863-946-0707x 208
for more details.


MEDICAL ASSISTANT
ri-ijded at F L Commur ut, Halt h
Cinter-r BilIJnrual priitfrrued
r,:mpel itr.t I'i -an and e-cellent
benelfit, ApplI at
315 So. W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston, FL
EOE/DFWP or fax resume to (863)983-9604


/ 1-877-354-2424 ftrFree)

. : ..r ..


Garage/


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!


Get-FREE
sighs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


Thursday, January 5, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I Garage/
Yard Sales








Thrdy aur ,20 evn h cmuiissuho aeOecoe


-n~l II~IF


EXPERIENCE NO EX

EXPERIENCE NO EX


$5,00000
Sign On Bonus
See Jim or Scott
for personal interview.

Great Benefits
S400 New In-Stock
300 Used
S$100,000 per month
advertising
S1500 Used at other stores


$2,00
Gua
(Whil

* Bonus -

SMec
*0
Profes
See J
for person


1700 E. Palm Beach Rd.
Belle Glade, Florida
Call TOLL FREE
1.800-876-6788 l"" (OdS9


Second Class Welder

$15.87 Per Hour
Skill and Ability Requirements:
Utilizes arc, oxygen/acetylene, and plasma methods to
safely perform welding and cutting functions in the
fabrication and/or repair of carbon steel.
Knowledge of welding principles and methods gained through
vocational training and/or practical experience.
Able to successfully complete 2nd Class welding test.
Good work record and disciplinary history
For Immediate consideration
please do one of the following:
Fax your resume to 863-902-2889
Email to Jdooley@ussugar.com
Call 863-228-0208
Stop in at the employment office on WC Owen Ave.
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


COMPUTER TECHNICIAN

Hendry County Information Technology
Department has an opening for a
Computer Technician. Person must know
how to setup and install hardware
and software on a PC. Network
knowledge is a plus. Will need to pass
background, drug screening and
polygraph test. Salary commensurate
with experience. Send'resume to
Hendry County I/T Dept., P0. Box
1760, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Equal Opportunity Employer


Assistant Cit Manager
$64,928 Salary
Closing: 01-18-06
The City of Belle Glade is seeking a
professional and innovative visionary
with excellent communication and
leadership skills. Requires BS/BA in
Public Administration or closely related
field; minimum of five years.
Send employment application material to:
City of Belle Glade
Attn: Vivian Hunter
Director of Human Resources
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. W
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900

THERAPIST
Needed to work with clients that are pregnant & sub-
tance abusers in the Belle Glade area: Will conduct
initial assessment; individual/group/family therapy &
maintain clinical documentation. Requires Masters
Degree, professional licensure or eligibility, & 3-5 yrs.
relevant experience. Fax resume to: 561/514-1987;
e-mail: edubose@oakwoodcenter.org; apply at:
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.,
1041 45th St.,
WPB, FL 33407
www.oakwoodcenter.org
EOE M'F..D V


i a -


Emiploymen


POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Full/Part Time Tellers
Must be 18 yrs of age, High School
Diploma or Equivalent,
Cash handling experience and Bilingual A+.
Apply within @ Everglades Federal Credit
Union
Mail Resume to: 1099 W. Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, FL. 33440
Email Resume to: bulifantb@earthlink.net


E a lomen
Meical


Oakbrook of LaBelle
Has positions open for:
SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR
AND
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE
Oakbrook of Labelle skilled nursing facility in
Labelle, Fl. has positions available for B.S.W.,
Maintenance Assistant, Housekeeping, Dietary,
CNA, and Nurses. Great Team Environment
and Benefits

Fax Resume to 863-675-7415
Oakbrook of LaBelle,
250 Broward Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-1440
EOE
COME JOIN THE TEAM!!!


Empoyen
Ful im I'l


46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x1 5,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979





ARBORIST CERTIFIED
(formerly) Tree Service.
Removal, Pruning, Stump
grinding, Landscaping, ree
Planting and Hauling. Call
Thomas (727)585-8379
Cell Largo Florida
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


PERIENCE

000 Per Mo.
arantee
le you train)

weekly & monthly
* 401K
lical Benefits
Vacation
ssional Training

'im or.Scott
)nal interview.



rnobile suicx Nm<




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you.
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
COMMUNITY







I I

o wonder newspaper .


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4515
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k 2.fl.us




ACCIDENT VICTIMS ALL Acci-
dent & Iniury Claims *AUTO-
MOBILE *BIKE/BOAT/BUS
*ANIMAL BITES *WORKERS
COMPENSATION *WRONG-
FUL DEATH *NURSING
HOME INJURIES A-A-A At-
torney Referral Service
(888)733-5342..
ARRESTED NEED A LAW-
YER? All Criminal Defense.
*Felonies *Misdemeanors
*Domestic Violence *DUI
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(888)733-5342 24 HOURS 7
DAYS A WEEK.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


NEW SELF STORAGE


I v t


Merchandise fLReal[Estate
DINING table plus 6 chairs, COLEMAN POWERMATE
JI MB metal frame glass top, $600 GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt T .
(239)289-6782 surge, used 1 week, $500 | k l j .l '
FAMILY room set, incld, 3pc (863)692-2229 ... ..
Air Conditioners 505 sectional, matching over- HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k Business Places -
Antiques 510 stuffed chair, 3 metalic/glass continuous watt, new never Sale 1005
Appliances 515 tables $1800 (239)289-6782 used, $2000 (863)467-5756 Commercial
Appliance Parts 520 Property Sale 1010
Beauty Supplies 525 Sectional L-shaped, w/2 re- PRESSURE WASHER Condos,
Bicycles 530 liners, black w/pink & blue, 3000psi, whose, wand &tips, Townhouses Salel015
Books & Magazines535 pin stripe, very good cond., on wheels, 1 rp i eigiri~ Farms Sale 1020
Building Materials540 $800 neg. (863)634-2094 $350 863-697-9704 Houses Sale 1025
Business Equipment 545 Hunting Property 1030
Carpets/Rugs 550 SOFA: L Shaped, 3 sec, w/qu. SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses, Investment
Children's Items 555 sleeper, 2 Recliners w/heat & gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also, Property Sale 1035
China, Glassware, Etc. 560 massage. Pd. over $2000, Sell drill press & 2 grinders. $700 Land Sale 1040
Clothing 565 for $500. (863)517-1273 for all (863)763-9527 Lots Sale 1045
Coins ,'Stamps 570 Open House 1050
Collectibles 57 TABLE & 4 ROLL AWAY p Hous 1050
Computer/Video 580 CHAIRS- Leather, Nice, lOut of State-
CraftsSupplies 585 $225. (863)674-5770 AUri Property Sale 1055
Crafts/Supplies 585 Property Inspection1060
Cruises 590 WATERBED FRAME-King size .rY .Y'7 Real Estate Wanted1065
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 Canopy style. Wood grain. Resort Property -
Fireplace Fixture 600 $200 or best offer. Call & I Sale 1070
Firewood 605 will email pics. (863)447-0566 ChristWaehouse Space 1075
Furniture 610 Christmas Trees 745 Waterfront Property 1080
Furs 615 G Farm Equipment 805 Waterfront Property 1080
Health & Reducing ia a mI Farm Feed 'Products810
Equipment 620 Farm Miscellaneous 815
Heating Equipment' CLUB CAR, '97-Exc. cond., Farm Produce 820
Supplies 625 good batt/charger, $1599. Farm Services 8 Government Foreclosed
Household Items 630 (863)697-1350/763-2063. Offered 825 Government Foreclosed
Household I 63 (863)697-1350/763-2063. Farm SuppliesHomes!!! $0 or Low Down!
Lamps/Lights 640 GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets, Services Wanted 830 No credit OK! Bank & Govt
Luggage 645 Odyssey 990, Wilson 8813, Fertilizer 835 Repos available now! HUD,
Medical Items 650 Cook M1-X, Lynx. Callaway, Horses 840 VA, FHA For Listings
Miscellaneous 655 Adams. $800 (863)946-3123. Landscaping (800)749-2750.
Musical Instruments 660 Supplies 845 PORT LaBelle: Unit4, 3/2,
Office Supplies,/ I ii'Lawn & Garden 850 Newly renovated,'near schls.,
Equipment 665 Livestock 855 Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Pets/Supplies/ GOLF CLUBS- Ladies, Ping, Poultry Supplies 860 Callowner: 863-675-1107.
Services 670 with bag Great condition Seeds/uPlants/
Photography 675 $150. or best offer Flowers 865 11|1l:ll||ill| I
Plumbing Supplies 680 (863)357-6703
Pools & Supplies 685 MOORE HAVEN 33471
Restaurant a
Equipment 690 TOP LOCATION -
Satellite 695 MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
Sewing Machines 700 ELECTRIC TREADMILL- great 32" tall, child broke, incid, Will Divide
Sporting Goods 705 shape, Only $100 saddle & tack, 2yrs old, Cityblocknexttocourt-
Stereo Equipment 710 (863)675-2690. $700. (863)227-0367. housegovernmentcenter
Television/Radio 715 house, government center
Tickets 720 LOWEST PRESCRIPTION II high school, 500 feeton US
Tools 725 PRICES Less than Canada. LawInl&i ei #27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
To s & Games 730 Viagra $2.75/100mg, Fosa- Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
VCRs 735 max $16.00/month, Advira BUSH HOG: TSC, 5 Ft., 2 Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Wanted to Buy 740 $45.00. A better deal than years old. $500. Call owner-Pat
Medicare. Global Medicines, 863-610-1219 after 9pm or
American Physician man- weekends.
raged. (866)634-0720
ndtior www.globalmedicines.net. LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4', fL S B1
Lh ,,p R, w/tilt & Balloon Tires. $250.
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift, (863)357-5754
WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU, 1601bs of weights, additional Vacant Residential Lot, 1.31
works good $30 weight lift bar $80 RIDING LAWN MOWER Acres, Lakefront Prop.,
(863)635-7987 (863)467-5756 Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut. Montura Ranches $60,000
H E e About 6mos. old. Asking (863)983-3826
S$1300 (863)697-3211
ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven STEEL GATES-(2) 41H x
AveJ&lstSt. Open CERAMIC heater $10 7/2L
Wed.-Sat. & maybe Sun. (863)635-7987 For entrance to property. BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
Forthose with unusual taste! l Good condition. $100 for both NA. WINTER SEASON IS
We buy & sell estates. : lry_ 0635_ (863)675-4409 HERE! MUST SEE THE
(863)946-9100 BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
FIRE PLACE MANTLE sur EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock WEED TRIMMER on 14" MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
round oak-unique, beautiful design. Hand made in Hong wheels, like new, 6hp B/S NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
r$400 (863)73-4982 Kong 24K, 100yr old. $500 engine, $175 or trade Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
$400(863 98 neg. (863)634-9620 Okee (863)697-9704 ments. Cherokee Mountain
. Realty GMAC Real Estate,
jK LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE WHEEL BARROW: Antique, Murphy www.cherokee-
POCKET WATCH- over 100 Great for a flower bed. $5. mountainrealty.com Call for
FREEZER- Upright, 17cu.ft. yrs old, $300 neg. (863)675-3944 Free Brochure
Admiral, works great $125 (863)634-9620. Okeechobee (800)841-5868.
KITCHEN APPLIANCES Elec- iCoastal Southeast Georgia
KITCHEN APPLIANCES Elec- Okeechobee Livestock Large wooded water access,
tric range, microwave & self HOSPITAL BED electric foot Market Sales every marsh view, lake front, and
cleaning oven. In excellent(863)763-5081 & head board, good cond. Mon. 12pm & every golf oriented homesites from
cond.$100 (863)763-5081rails $150 Tues.11am. 763-3127 the mid $70's Live oaks,
WASHER, Kenmore,. Heavy i,16716-5032 pool, tennis, golfrc
.lui. r.^ [hc | G ..--. A'j (877)266-7376. www.coop-
~"l iiii in d $75 HOSPITAL BED- electric, erspoint.com.
(863)467-1973 works good no mattress East AlabamaMountain Prop
$145 or best offer erty For Sale One hour wesntainProp-
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy (772)597-2155. rty For Sale One hor west
uty White New ver of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Duty, White. New, Never View 48 acres
used. $275. (863)467-1973 SCOOTER, Alanti 2002, Elec- Beautiful View 48 acres
tric w/basket on back & 2 bat- $144,000 14,400 down
a & series. Good cond. Holds up to 1,087 per month owner fi-
300 lbs. $500 (863)763-7697 nanced. Call Glenn
Sl (850)545-4928.
BUILDINGS DIRECT! 25 MOVE TO TENNESSEE! LOOK-
YEARS. Order now for sprng READING ING FOR LAKE LOTS, LAKE
delivery, and save! Extensive DIESEL TANK- 260 gallon, RA IN A HOMES, LAND, FARMS, VIC-
range of sizes and models. 3'Tx2.5'Wx5'L Brand new TORIANS, INVESTMENT OR
Built to last. Priced to sell! Aluminum. $1000/neg. Call W PAPR MARINAS WE HAVE IT ALL
Pioneer (800)668-5422. Keith (239)872-3714 N W U .. AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
EXECUTIVE CHOICE REAL
STEEL BUILDINGS, Factory EARN DEGREE online from savesyou moneyby ESTATE IN TENNESSEE
Clearance. New, never erect- home. *Medical, *Business,
ed 30x40, 40x60, 50x100 *Paralegal, *Computers. Job providing inortion (865)717-7775 CHARLOTTE
and 60x100. Will Sell for bal- Placement Assistance. Comn- about bst buys. BR N AGENT OR VISIT
ance Call Frank puter & Financial aid if quali- TIVECHOICEREALES-
(800)803-7982. fy. (866)858-2121 No wndernewsppe TATIE.COM OR
.. www.onlinetidewater- N wonder newspaper TATE.COM OR
wldinge tech.com. readers earn morel WWW.CHARLOTTEBRAN-
tcSON.COM.
GENERATOR, Harley, used, MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
BATHROOM VANITY- New 2500 wats, starts first try, AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
30", Oak, with sink and fau- $250. (863)634-7098 f S WINTERS Affordable Homes
cet, $100 (863)675-1634 ROCKING CHAIR- Ornate & Mountain Cabins Land
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ wrought iron, iron arch, lat- CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
Buy Direct FromManufactur- tice work, for weddings ,. (877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
Buy Direct From Manutactur- wc 7r ddings UNTAINVIEWEPROP
r. 20 colors in stock with all $150 (863)675-2392 TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
er. 20 colors in stock with all E R T I E S
Accessories. Quick turn Run your ad STATEWIDE!! Apartments 905 www.exitmurphy.com.
aroundl Delivery Available For only $450 you can place Business Places 910
Toll Free (888)393-0335. ypur 25 word classified ad in Commercial NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
Teak Wood, hundreds of over 150 newspapers Property 915 on mountain top in gated
board ft., various sizes, $250 throughout the state reaching Condos/ community, view, trees, wa-
takes it all. 239-707-2486 over 5 MILLION readers. Townhouses Rent920 terfall & large public lake
Call this newspaper or Ad- Farm Property nearby, paved private ac-
WELL SYSTEM fairly new, vertising Networks of Florida Rent 925 cess, $11.9,500 owner
$800 for total system at (866)742-1373. Visit us House Rent 930 (8 6 6)7 8 9 8 5 3 5
(863)467-7612 online at www.florida-classi- Land Rent 935 www.NC77.com.
fieds.com. Display ads also Resort Property NC MOUNTAINS-Log cabin
available. Rent 945 $89,900. Easy to finish cab-
.. I Roommate 950 in on secluded site. Million
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL Rooms to Rent 955 $$$ Views Available on 1-7
CARDS Racing & Comic. Storage Space acre parcels
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond. CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES (2) Rent 960 $29,900-$79,900. Free Info
$450 neg. 863)763-8943 males, UKC & CKC regis- Available! (828)256-1004.
tered, all shots, vet. cert.
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC, Beer $400 each. (863)763-3073 North Carolina Gated Lake-
& Soda cans & bottles. $75. front Community 1.5 acres
(863)675-4602 CHINCHILLA'S- Young, 1 1, 2&3BEDROOMS plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
male, 1 female. $150. HOUSES&APARTMENTSFOR Never before offered with
(863)634-8118 RENT. No pets. 20% pre-development dis-
CHOCOLATE LAB 3'/ yrs Call (863)983-4436. counts, 90% financing. Call
COMPUTER, Pentium 3, Win- old, neutered. Needs room to
dows Xr Lots of games w/, run & someone to play with. NOW RENTING TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT
monitor, mouse, keyboard. $150. neg. (863)824-0703 CollingswoodApt. HOMESITES 1 to 6 acres
$175 866-855-0158. Units Available with rental from the $40s. Spectacular
$175L--0 OVE BIRDS- 2 beautiful, assistance, lake, mountain and Wooded
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Pen- about 5 yrs old, with cage, Senior Community nature sites newly released.
tium 4, dvd/cd-rw, wind. xp, $80 (863)398-9806 Office hrs. Mon. & Thur. 8-4 Just 1-1/2 hours to Nash-
games, monitor, keyboard, T hit 63-675-7650 ville. Don't miss out! Call
ext. $350 866-855-0158. PARROTCAGE-White w/ Equal Housing Opportunity (866)339-4966.
LtAL~ALI, 1jn~layiu nn LU(


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


IaadRecreation
$$ I Will Buy Your House .,.
orLandforCash$$ i I i
Call Blue Fin Solution.
(561)847-1936 Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
W fJet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
HANDYMAN SPECIAL Motorcycles 3030
Deep Waterfront Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035
239-823-2587
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
the world around you. Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
No wonder newspaper 470 continental, runs good,
readers are more suc- $7800 (863)946-3857
cess people! ALUM. BOAT-14', w/ trlr, 20hp
I Electric Merc. & 20hp Chrys-
ler. Fish finder, anchors, swivel
Mobile Ho s seats, $2K (863)635-3627.
BASS BOAT 17ft, 150hp Black
I I Max, trolling motor, boat motor
and trailer, lots of extras!
Mobile HomeLots $2500/neg (772)559-8558
Mobile Home Parts 2010 LOW BOAT '89- 17.5ft, 90HP
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 Evinrude, Trailmaster trlr,
Mobile Homes- Sale 2020 trolling motor, 2 elec an-
chors, fish finder, bait well,
very good cond, $4500
(239)481-4901 or
(815)866-3729.
PONTOON BOAT 1991, 55 hp
MOBILE HOME LOTS Power Trim w/trolling motor
ForSale & trailer. Ready to fish!
Sfiiv Island& Pahokee $3500. f863)634-5936
(561)996-4524
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
When doing those chores is: winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
doing you in, it's ime to used very little, $80.
look for a helper in the (863)946-1829
classified.
RANGER BASS BOAT 1984-
o oe w/trailer, 150hp Mercury,
Engine just serviced $3500
(863)697-1397
HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS '
For Rent, Near Clewiston,
Dr. L. E. Thompson, Jr,
(754)224-0364 or 983-6836 SAILING DINGY, 8X4 Ft., Ex-
Moore Haven, 2BR/2BA cellent condition w/cover, oar
Moore Haven, 4BR/1BA, & O/B compatible. $1000.
i/fenced yard, $750 moA (863)675-0186/675-0186
863)946-3636 or e- I1 0
863)509-0096
a AMERICAN DREAM,'00, 40',
10k mi., always garaged, all
extras, value priced,
CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA (863)467-5207
Very clean, No hurricane RV with FL room, Very
damage. $4000. you move nice/clean Many extras! Quick
(863)983-5364 poss. Washer, A/C. 9100 78
Mas de 40 trails san- W$6900.317-243-33130kee
clas in envertario. Listas SUNLINE RV TRAILER 17 ft.
para ser sentadas en su good condition, can be seen
aa ser seaa en at 1495 Garden St.
propidad. Bajo encunche $1500/neg (772)224-1132
y baja pago de Mensu-ce to
aledad. Llamme para cooking for a place to
mas information. no further than the
(863)234-9804. classified.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas










4.






48-Hour Afghans
You won't believe how fast time flies with the help
of a new, 32-page guidebook, "48-Hour Afghans."
Perfect for when your time is limited, the book fea-
tures 12 afghan projects designed to work up in about
a weekend. Each project includes a materials list,
step-by-step instructions and full-color photos.
48-Hour Afghans guidebook
(No. LA3694). .. $8.95
Also available:
Afghads in 1 Day (No. AN1339) ... $6.95
Please add $3.00 s&h
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Jcraftbook.com
Money Back Guarantee


Eagle's Nest

Estates
A secluded, private .-. '
ranch subdivision '
offering beautiful
vistas of pristine
natural habitat.
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.

i. ,., ai, ., -' ,, A;. "

KA 772C468-8306
a. si. 772-468-8306


R^I^ ^^UB
Employment
Meiala


Investment
Property 10351


Saloile H


.xZ'. .i, pllYJ l UII LpIJp
Frpac shelf under cage detachable TENNESSEE LAKESIDE RE-
l ll &seed $100. (863)357-0037 TREATS New gated commu-
o- nity. Incredible lake &
GAS FIRE PLACE 48 YORKIE 2 yrs old. Needs Iffmountain views. 1 to 5 acre
GAS FIRE PLACE 48"wx43"t, loving family with time to ap- building sites from the $40s.
brick style, $1000 preciate. In/Out. $100 Lake access, boatramp, pri-
(863)763-3451 (863)697-3805/697-3804 vate csips, i batted) ramp,
I __m vate sips (limited). DonCall
FI tuIre 061 YORKIES, ACA Reg. Small/ miss out. Cal
Adorable, Born 11/25th, Avail. (866)292-5769.
BEDROOM SET, like new, Feb. 1st. Parents on premises. TENNESSEE LAKESIDE RE-
$350. (863)675-7105 $500. (863)763-6778 TREATS New gated commu-
BEDROOM SET: Wood Framed nity. Incredible lake &
Bunkbeds i/mattresses. Liked-Build To Suit~ mountain views. 1 to 5 acre
Bunkbeds w/mattresses. Like -Build To Suit~ building sites from the $40s.
new w/ Dresser, Mirror & HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old- Lake access, boat ramp, pri-
Desk. $200. (863)517-1273 er, Vintage, Good shape. Up To 10,000 SQ. FT. vate slips (limited). Don't
CEDAR CHEST- New with tray $25. (863)946-3123 miss out. Call
ar $125 POOL CUE /case in excellent Belle Glade Area (866)292-5769.
Solid cedar $125 POOL CUE w/case in excellent
(863)467-4328 condition $40 Tennessee Waterfront Land
COUCH & LOVE SEAT Indian (863)675-3944 Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
print, reen burgundy & gold Tlvincels from only $9,900! Cabin
$250 (863)467-5032 Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes
DINING TABLE- Oval, all wood and docks only $99,900! All
w/big pedestal blonde/white, ANTENNA, 70 ft., 10 ft. sec- OFFICE SPACE with or without properties are new to the
end tables fruitwood & glass tions, with base & mast, Warehouse. 1324 S. Main St. market! Call toll-free
$100. (863)357-0037 $500 firm. (863)675-4201 Belle Glades. (561)996-4524 (866)770-5263 ext. 8.


Mobile Home
Sale


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 5, 2006







Thursday, January 5, 2006


Servina the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


1I


IHouses- Saie


l~ouses Sale 1025m1


i.~-- ---

St'9s.


III [ 1 111

ICILS -


Luan B. Glenn A.
Walker Smith

863-677-1010 863-983-3508

CBS New Construction Only-'9 1) Business Opportunity! Established
available. 3 bd/2 bath/1 garage home improvement and convenience
Texas Avenue, Harlem S/D 1673 sq store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
when you can get Brand New? nature, fixtures, equipment and invento-
Monr t, f tl ry included. Great business opportunity.
next~AM e ".-,It t g! t igh, $800K MLS#: 200530488
Dry & Cleared BRING ME AN OFFER! 2) New Lsting! 3 br/2 bath mobile
home in Moore Haven. Large rear deck.
BANK FORECLSUREL3hedroom 2 Beautiful kitchen, oversize living room,
bath stilt houj work on formal dining room. Must see at
1 5~ ar. Of i65 eUkl et. MRE $124,900


$54,900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to
reserve your tract today.Up to 90%
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out
of 31 tracts, Only-?0 11 available.
Back up contracts accepted.

Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
SeHabla Espanol

Welcome
Cathy Garcia
The Newest
Member To
Our Team!


3) New in '04! 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
2400 sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore
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
the street. Just reduced to $70,000.
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-
rooms w/walkin closets. Why buy New
when this one is only $134,900 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.


1) Looking for land? 400 acres with
an abundance of wild life, (Deer,
turkey, hogs and the occasional'bear)
Perfect for Hunting, fishing, etc.
Property is currently being use for
cattle. Located just minutes from
Immokalee. Call for Details.
(863) 677-1441 MLS#: 200520411
2) 7.5 Acres! 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 Yz acre. Only Y2
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment.
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398
4) Montura Ranch Estates
Large home-over 4000 sq.ft- on
1.25 acres near the front-of
Montura. Home needs work.
Priced for quick sale at
$174,900 MLS#: 200528863
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine Cone. Priced
to sell at $119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6). Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439

Don't just list
your property.
Let us Market
your property.


Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5
acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca.
Choose whether to sit on the covered
porch orwalk out to the B-B-Que area
and gaze at the pond. Living room
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen
is HUGE. Ready to move into. Seller
says "we'll even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long! $199,900.00
One of a kind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 1 1th Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!-
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each
Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in
Montura at $89.9K


SMarshall
R. Berner


863-228-3265

1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
Home One Block From Roland
Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Tiled Through-out. Potential for 4th
Bedroom. $209,9K.
2)W.Ventura 2bd/1ba. 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!
$97K.
3)Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan.
Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5)Moore Haven Yacht `Club!
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, *Included
In Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K

Ashley
P. Wood


863-228-1132




Great starter home or investment
property in Montura Ranch. This
'94 MBH, 4/2 split bedroom plan
may be just what your looking for.
Start your New Year off right with
country living at its best. 1.25 ac.,
priced to sell at only $89,900.


Se HablaEspanol
NEW YEAR'S PARTY w/ all your
friends can be in this 3/2 DWMH on
a quiet street in Country Side
Meadows, Moore Haven. Decorator
perfect all it needs is a moving van.
Start celebrating because the price is
only $119,900.00
IF YOU HAVE LOOKED AROUND you
will immediately buy this 2001 3/2
DWMH on 1.25 acres in Montura
Ranches. Location, condition, deco-
rating, you will realize this is the
home for you. Only $139,900.00
MOO! There's room for a contented
cow, pigs, goats, and horses on this
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch Estates.
3/2 DWMH is included. Its not a
showplace but a place for living.
Available for only $105,000.00


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00/are. Rare com-
binationofsedusion inanatural setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Call me forvpcantland. Lotsoraceage.
Recently Reduced! Beautiful 3BR/2BA
manufactured home on 1.09 acres in
Montura. Nice floor plan with fireplace
makes this listing a must see @
$107,325


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
1 2,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K

Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habl Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Deal Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba 'MH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
road, tenant occupied,fenced,
new septic @ $124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
Back on Market New home, very
well r
garas*t t't
Last! $199.9K


1 S- -n f


largSceened a
AMUSTSEE$133,900
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
-Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
ACRMAG LAND &LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details


2 rage shtds lectic,~icely dscaped,
Readytomovein. Ofered at il40,O
MONTERA
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
S3BR, 2BA, MH on Noal $145,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
HGHLANDS COUNTY
* 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


r .e a ty, I rc, .



Carolyn Thomas 946-2005 -
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

-, e T social. l tes:
| Ann Donohue 228-0221 ( '
SDavid Rister 634-2157




MOORE RAVEN'S NEWEST REAL STATE OFFICE
YeIR MNa ny" A REA6LTOR INII TIwI
Specializing In New Construction Resale : -....... -. ... Commercial Property
Serving Buckhead Ridge, Clewiston, Ladcca, Lakeport, Moore Haven, Montura Ranch Estates, Ortona & Pioneer
Phone: 863-946-3900 Fax: 863-946-3902
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven r,, ;: ,
40 ACRES ZONED '
AGRICULTURAL EVERGLADES
LaBelle
CallForMoreInformation REA TY INC.
SJeffrey A Davis Lic. Real Estate Broker
SOME OF OUR LISTINGS:
Gorgeous 3/2 M/H on Pine Cone MRE $ 120,000.00
Want to go fishing? Ask about 3/2 M/H on Click Drive, Lakeport, Only $130,000
Brand new CBS 3/2 ready in 3 weeks, 837 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven $168,375.00
Brand new CBS 3/2 most appliances incl. 943 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven, $172,900.00
Lovely 3/2 Home on 3 Lots, 414 Avenue O, Moore Haven. $224,900
Beautiful M/H lot in Ortona, fenced, close to the Intercostal, $40,000.00
Montura Ranches, 1.25 acres, Paved road on Appaloosa Avenue,'$39,900.00
Moore Haven mobile home lots starting at $15,000.00
Moore Haven River Gardens lots starting at $38,000.00


WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER
ANNDYESS FAYE KELTING.
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707


.o .

,r AV Ar AFp
AV drArAo


I. 4i i ;~


LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663
MLS (863) 983-9770
EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM

LAURA~M TH F TRAVISDYESS
(863)599420W (863)228-2215


RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
2 House ~L Harbor Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
3BR, 2~~R, 1BA 2BR 2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
both $165,000 garage w/ guest suite on 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acres
2BR, 1BA w/ detached 12.80 ac. Call for details $119,900
24'x30' metal building CBS Tii-Plex Unitl 4BR, 3B, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
$162,000 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA 2Lotsl.25sisdebysidecleared
$2,0 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA $45,000 each
3BR, 2BA $265,000 U5 acres Pioneer $120,000
3B Fl thole $279,000
$ 3B Del MnG1 2BR,1 1/2 BA Condo (7) COMMERCIAL
4BR, 3BA Del Monte $150K Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
$314,000 27 100'x100' $550,000
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story MOBILE HOMES Commericial Building 75'x120'
B, 2B.BA 2 j ke onUS 27 Call Fr Details
$199,000 $1 NdNG In,+ia~ ma
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood $102L d (LW1
$410,0003BR, 2BA EasyLie$82,000 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3B, 2BA with study and 4BR/2BA 2003, DWMH & Apt. $173,000
ool. Nw Subdivision with 30'x50' metal building
pool. New Subdivision $5,0
$375,000 2.16 acres $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!!"


Fifth-Wheel Hitch 15k. GM
rails included, like new, $780
new yours for. $375
(863)946-3269 or
19-553-7120



AIR BOAT BOTTOM COATING
Steelflex 2000 SUPER
SLICK Epoxy coating, 1 gal-
lon $100 (863)467-6696
BOAT SEAT- Springfield Ma-
rine #3 with rod gimbel &
pedestal $100.
(863)610-0440 (Okee.)


SEA PRO SEAT- With pedestal
$100. (863)610-0440
(Okeechobee)

TROLLING MOTOR- MinnKota
Endura. 12 volt, tiller type,
501b thrust, 42" shaft. Brand
new. $185 (863)467-6696



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.


GO KART, Yerf, only used 15
hrs or less, Cash Only $900
or best offer. (863)675-2093
askforAshley

SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2400. Firm.
(863)634-5129,

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classilfeds and make
your clean up a breeze!


READING A NEWSPAPER...


Automobiles




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



BUICK LESABRE LIMITED,
'94, rebuilt trans., V6 3.8 litre
eng., auto, a/c, cruise,
$1500. (863)467-4352
.CHEVY CAVILER '91 Driven
daily. $700 or best offer. Call
after 5pm (863)763-2011
FORD FOCUS WAGON, '02,
well maintained, fully loaded,
low miles, $9500 or best of-
fer. (772)597-0404
FORD PROBE GT- '93, Sports
model, Great on gas & runs
good. 73K, $3500.
(219)309-5544 (Cell) Ivmsg
HONDA ACCORD '87- $1200
or make offer
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
HONDA ACCORD LX '98: Tint-
ed. 128K mis. Raisin Pearl col-
or, rear Euro lights. $4500 or
best offer.863-675-3470 Mel
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


SATURN 1992 4 door, new ra-
diator fan, new battery and
tires $2000 or best offer
(772)532-3821


CHEVY 2 NOVA 1963, All
parts. New motor and tranny.
$2400 or best offer or trade.
(863)634-3797
CHEVY FLEETLINE DELUXE
'48- 4dr asking $2500
(863)763-3551
CHEVY TRUCK 1955 auto
and tilt steering, needs work
$2500 (863)357-3633
MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal,.Nice car
423-502-2214 Lorida

-IA

CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good,' $3800.
(863)381-0432
CHEVY TAHOE LT, 1998, 4x4,
loaded, 144k miles, clean,
$6995 or best offer.
(863)763-5373
CJ7 JEEP 1984- Lift kit, 33
tires, hard top, soft top, biki-
ni top $5800 (863)697-1397
JEEP WRANGLER- '89, 4" lift,
6 cyl., Auto., A/C, Tires
35x12.5x15, Winch. Exc
cond. $5500. 863-673-0920


CHEVY 350 ENGINE, with
stand, 30 over, low miles,
tranny rebuilt w/shift kit,
$1500. (772)618-0607
RIM 16" Dodge Truck Rim
$100 br best offer
(772)597-2155


TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


CHEVY SILVERADO '93
New tires & transmission.
Mint condition. $3000
(863)634-1945

DODGE EXT. Cab 1990- Runs
great w/extras Must see!
2000 or best offer
(863)467-2292

DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, 33" tires Long bed.
Runs good. $1800. neg.
(239)770-6423

MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX
1/4 Ton Pickup 1989. Runs
good. No problems. $1500 or
best offer. (863)634-3797

TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645


FLATBED TRAILERS
For Sale
(863)675-2408

FLATBED TRAILERS
For Sale
(863)675-2408


CAR DOLLEY good condi-
tion, $450 firm
(863)763-4617


DODGE RAM 2500,'95, 15
passenger van, A/C blows cold
AM/FM Radio. Low miles.
Asking $2500 (239)633-4069


Public Notices

III A

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
01/21/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Tiffany Harnlsh J-35 & J-36
Fumiture, Mattress, Misc items
Victor Grlmaldo J-17
Misc. items
Jessica Leal J-5
Furniture, Misc Items
Hugh Stedham P-40
Boat
Marlorle Padgett -45 & J-46
TV Microwave, Bike& Misc Items
Mark PadgettJ-34
Washer, Dryer, Chairs, & Misc Items
Ruben/Ada Curbelo A-5
TV, Washer, Dryer & Misc Items
Espevanza Cisnero 308
Children Items
Norma Delara J69
Furniture, Misc Items
Jeremy / Samantha MllIren L-3
Misc. Items
106801 CGS 01/05,12/2006
S Shop here first!
The classified ads


READNG A
NEWSPAPER...
muke you a more Infonred
and Itenoesfing person. No
wonder newspaper renders
r a,.e .uucnfuall


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re: Estate of
Marcellna Alvarez
Deceased File No. 04-06
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMSOR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that Letters of
Administration has been entered in the
estate of MARCELINA ALVAREZ., de-
ceased, Fie Number 04-06,by the Cir-
cuit Court for Hendry County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is: Hendry County Courthouse, Post
Office Box 1760, La Belle, Florida
33975; that the decedents date of
death was June 30,2005; that the to-
tal estimated value of the estate is
$134,000.00 and hat the names and
address f those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
George Alvarez
1782 Melissa Road
Clewiston, Florida 33440
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED:
All creditors ofthe estate of the dece-
dent and person having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the
decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
te Order of Summary Administration
must file their claim with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALLCLAIIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FOR TH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTERTHE DECEDENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is 1/05/2006.
Person Giving Notice:
George Alvarez
1782 Melissa Road
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Attorney for Person
Giving.Notice:
StevenJ. Polhemus Esq.
Florida Bar No. 182567
O.Box 2188
La Belle, Florida 33975
(863)675-0087
106845 CGS 1/05,12/2006


INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN ANDFOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 05-1098-DR
Clara L. Dominquez,
Petitioner
and
Luclano Domlnquez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Luciano 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-
minquez whose is 1991 Strickland
Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before
January 23,2006, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at Post Of-
ice 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, Includin orders, are available
at the Clerk o the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court' 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 Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: December 15, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
104741 CGS 12/22,29/05:1/5,12/06


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


V sitor -esit frote6 lstns t
ww.AWLSRALESAT.O
E-al hrws tgae e


Il'


lHouses Sale


I Hoses Sa


[Houses Sale


I Houss -Sal 1025


I Houses Sale


I Houses Sale


I Houses Sal


--- I


EARNEST H. RAWLS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL
(863) 983-85-59
28_

After Hours Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228-1562
Miguel A. Santana (863) 228-4314 Espanol]
Maggie Santana (863) 228-4314





'' '
i


I








Thursday, January 5, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


a ai N t i


I Pu i Nt i


P ic Notice


PbIc N ic50


I Public N ioice


I PublicNotice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 05-918CA
WINDEL AND RHONDA PALMER,
Plaintiff
VS
MICHAEL D. 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 petitioners attorney,
whose name and address Is: Sherea-
Ann Ferrer, RO. Box 721894, Orlando,
nu.io i ,3 sri' w ,, u. ort'ekn ai -im
Ce l.1:0' ill [hl i r:u i l D1I O [le J '
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-
ic Records of Hendry County, Florida
Less and except gas, oil and mineral
rights not owned by the previous own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of way of record.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-519 CA
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
vs.
EUNA E. RODRIGUEZ, at al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered In this case
now pending In said Court, the style of
which Is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hendry County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida, on
the 7th day o December, 2005, at
11:00 a.m., the following described
property as set forth In said Order or
Fina Judgment, to-wit
Lot 10, Block 8 of Montura Ranch Es-
tates, First Subdivision, according to
the lat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39of the
Public Records of Hendry County,'
Florida, including only such oil, gas
and mineral rights as the grantor may
possess subject to conditions, restic-
tions, reservations, road and canal
right-of-ways and enforceable ease-
ments of records and applicable zon-
ing ordinances and subject to taxes
and assessments of the Central
County Drainage District
Together with a 1981 double wide mobile
home Twih81/HS/52/T3569704A and
T3569704B title numbers 19914140
and 19914141.
a/k/a: 275 N. Arboleda Street, Montura
Raiches, Florida


Witness my hand and seal on Dec. 7, ORDERED AT HENDRY COUNTY, FLORI-
2005. DA, this 15th day of November, 2005.


BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerkof the Court
By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
103487 CGS 12/15,22,29;1/5
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classifieds.


BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By:S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR &HOFFMAN RA.
708 South Dixte Highway
Coral Gables, Frida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
98927 CGS 11/29;12/5/05

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Port La Belle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a Board of Su-
pervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
January 12, 2006 at 6:30 pm at the of-
fice of the District located at 3293
Dellwood Terrace. The purpose of this
meeting Is to conduct routine business
which may require action by the
Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
106804 CB & CGS 01/05/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438 on January 9th,
2006.
1901 Chevrolet 4 Door Blu
Vin#1YISK5462MZ063256
1993 Nlssan 4DoorWMh
Vin# JN8HD17S6PW126816
1986 Oldsmobile 2 Door Dk Blu
Vin#1G3GR47Y4GP322438
1992 Plymouth Statlon Wagon Whi
Vin# 2P4GH2535NR577914
1993 Chevrolet 4 Door Gry
Vin #1G1LT53T5PY118752
1996 Chevrolet Pick UP Gr
Vin# 1GCCS19W1T8209032
1988 Buick 4 Door SII
Vin# 1G4AH51W9JT463604
106034 ON 12/29/05 CGS 1/5/06

PUBUC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
tes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 10:00 AM, January 19,
2006, at the District office oi 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.
Tie purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet Im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
104892 CB/CGS 12/29;1/5


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to Issue a permit
to Tnstan Chapman, Vice President & General Manager of Southern Gardens Citrus
Processing Corporation to modify the existing 0.850 mgd WTP by the addition of a
remanufactured (skid mounted) reverse osmosis membrane softening unit to serve
the Southem Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation in Clewiston, Hendry County,
Florida (221505).
A person whose substantial interestsar a affected by the Departments proposed er-
mitting decision has a right, pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Stat-
utes, to petition for an administrative hearing on it. The Petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be filed (received) at the Departments Office of
General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS-35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within 14 days of publication of this notice. A copy of the Peititon must
also be mailed at the time of filing to the South Distict Office of the Department Fail-
ure to ile a petition within the 14 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person
has to an administrative hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, norida
Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following information; (a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner; and the county in which the subject matter or ac-
tnity is located; (b) A statement of how and when each peitioner received notice of
the Departmens acton or proposed action; (c) A statement of how each petitioner
A statement of the material facts disputed by petioner, if any; (e) A statement to
facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or moditcalon of the Department's
action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules or states petioner con-
tends require reversal or modification of the Departments action or proposed action;
tioner wants the department to take with respect to the Departments action or pro-
posed action.
If a petition is iled, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate agency
action. Accordingly, the Departments fina action may be different from the position
taken by t in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any
decision of the Departent with regard to this action or proposed action has the right
to peions to become a party to the proceeding. The petion must conform to the re-
quirement specified above and be filed (received) within 21 days of publication of
tis notice in the Office of General Counsel at the above address of the Department.
Failure to petition within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
States, and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent interven-
tion will only be atthe approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rule 600-2.010, Florida Administrive Code.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed per-
mitting decision may choose to pursue mediation as an alternative remedy under
Section 120.573 before the. deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not
adversely affect the right to a hearing If mediation does not resulting a semeant If
ou am not familiar with the procedures for pursuing mediation, they are available
from the Department upon request.
The application Is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department
of Environmental Protection, South District 2295Victoria Avenue, Frt Myers, Flori-
da, 33901.
106813CGS01/05/2006


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the City of Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2006, in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to review
and consider the following items:
1)A Special Exception request from Florida's Finest Developers to reduce the buffer
to 10 ft. between buildings at the proposed community. mitation of a 20 ft. buf-
fer was specified on the development order to construct a residential community
on a parcel of land located south of W. Ventura, north of W. Alverdez, west of the
Lopez St. canal, east of post office, General Plan of Clewiston. The property is
zoned R-2.
2)A Variance request from Lawrence R. Gamer to remodel an existing building t
make room for a Custom Home Show/Sales business on tLots 2 21 4, Block
167, A.K.A. 401 E. Sugadand Hwy., General Plan of Clewiston. The property is
zoned C.
3)A Variance request from Daniel D. Weekiey to reduce the minimum square foot-
age requirement, minimum lot width and remove he hetotal ground coverage re-
quirement to allow construction of 3 single family residences on Lots 8 10,


4)A Variance request from Osmel Fonseca to reduce the minimum square footage
requirement for a rental unit located on Lot 12, Block 371, A.K.A. 216 San Pedro
St., General Plan of Clewiston. The property is zoned R2.
The City Cammiseson will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final ancton on these requests on
Monday, January 23,2006 at 6:00 p.m.
All citizens and interested parties ar encouraged to attend the P&Z board meeting
and the Public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the herng or any person requir-
i .g a special accommodation because of a disability or physical impairment, in-
cluding speech or hearing impairments, should contact the City Manager's office
at least three days prior t the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official




Contractor Pre-Quaallcatlon; South Florida Water
Management District Construction Projecta
The Procurement Department of he South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
Statement of Qualifications up to 2:30 p.m, opening time on February 15, 2006 in
order to pre-qualify contractors for marer construction work in support of District
Programs.
All '1 aiviTtnl ,,1 rju,lilih:,1 .(r: iTu, I iliuIrT i nv ]. r h' ,Outtr.'. : ,1'. rrt hi'lJ Inter-
"3' l ,i' i ni': iTait (,[,n L1 ,e ,,iu. i ~i:: r, ., .'iOiiivrl. HiJi iih i1 Ir r t[,ve ad-
'5,r;. 2-'l t, i u,)i jil rrij,]g iT,: ,lih:.iTrin hv, ':uI vr, al 3 Wr: mld oov:
ni [,'1ii,',u .,iI f,:.yi-: r, .r i l 1.1 .nilhie, ir,,- -.r,,,u, BID HOTLINE
(8b0l t 7-5Wb d. Trir [lbuli: r,,iner e, : jni'r! ri: or" ") Fuerlher inlorma-
elln an nre 1i3la m ao Ihli asiotllallio can be rialnen oan our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
105112 CGS 12/29/051/5/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO: 05-1023-CA
VALIDATION OF THE NOT TO EXCEED $8,080,000
CITY OF CLEWISTON, LORDIA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM
REVENUE BONDS AND BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES
THE CITY OF CLEWISTON; FLORIDA, a municipal corporation and public body cor-
porate and politic of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and the Taxpayers, Property Owners and Citizens thereof
and of the City of Clewiston, Florida, including non-residents owning property or
subject to taxation therein, and others having or claiming any right, ile or interest
in property to be affected by the ssuance of the Bonds and Notes herein de-
scribed, or to be affected in any way thereby,
Defendants.
AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE TWENTI-
ETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS, PROP-
ERTY OWNERS, CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, INCLUDING
NON-RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN,
AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS AND THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BOND ANTICI-
PATION NOTES, HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO BE
AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY;
The above cause coming on to be heard upon the Complaint this day filed herein by
the City of Clewiston, Florida, seeking to determine the authority of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, to issue its not to exceed $8,080,000 City of Clewiston, Florida
Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds (the "Bonds") and the not to exceed
$8,080,000 City of Clewiston, Florida Water and Sewer System Revenue Bond
Anticipation Notes (the "Bond Anticipation Notes"), a more particular description
of such obligations being contained In the Complaint filed in these proceedings, to
determine the legality of the proceedings had and taken In connection therewith,
and the legality of the provisions, covenants and agreements contained therein
and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and seeking a judgment of this
Court to validate the proceedings for said Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes (the
"Obligations"), the revenues pledged for the payment thereof, andsaid Obligations
when issued pursuant thereto, and said Complaint now having been presented to
this Court, for entry of an Order to Show Cause pursuant to Chapter 75, Florida
Statutes, and the Court bein full advised in the premises:
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the State of Florida, through the State Attorney
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and the several taxpayers, property
owners and citizens of the City of Clewlston, Florida, Including non-residents
owning property or subject to taxation therein, and all others having or claiming
any right, title or Interest in property to be affected In any way thereby, or to be af-
fectedthereby, be and they are each hereby required to appear and show cause,
if any there be, before this Court on the 6th day of February, 2006, at 10:30 A.M.
in the Chambers of Honorable Frederick R. Hardt at the Hendry County Court-
house in the City of LaBelle, Florida, why the prayer of said Complaint should not
be granted and why the proceedings for said Obligations and said Obligations
when issued pursuant thereto and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof
should not be validated and confirmed as therein prayed.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that this Order to Show Cause be
published in the manner required by Section 75.06, Florida Statutes, In a newspa-
per of general circulation published n Hendry County, Florida.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, by such publication of this Or-
der, all taxpayers, property owners and citizens of the City of Clewiston, Florida,
Including non-resideants owning property or sub ect to taxation therein and all oth-
ers having or claiming any eight title or Interest n the City of Clewiston, Florida, or
the taxable property therein or in any property to be affected by the issuance of
said Obligations or to be affected n any way thereby, or the validity of such Obli-
gations or of any revenues pledged for payment thereof, or of the proceedings au-
thorizing the issuance of said Obligations, including any remedies provided for
their collection, be and they are made parties defendant to this proceeding, and
that this Court shall have jurisdiction of them to the same extent as If named as
defendants in said Complaint and personally served with process in this cause.
DONE AND ORDERED in chambers at LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, this 20th
day of Dedember, 2005.
Honorable Fr E jE

105653 CGS 12/29/051/5/06

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on January 23, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-14
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP 1992, BY REZONING AND
CHANGING THE DISTRICT DESIGNATION OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PROPER-
TY LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF SOUTH FRANCISCO STREET FROM "RM-1I
MOBILE HOME AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK DISTRICT TO "R-1C" SIN-
GLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR UPDATE OF THE CLE-
WISTON ZONING DISTRICT MAP 1992: AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any Interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record Includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
105504 CGS 1/5/06


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!


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


INVITATION TO BI0
BID #2005-02
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION
4 MILES OF MAYORAL ST.
Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced rad will be received by
the Board of Central Counay Water Control Distrbict, hereinafter referred to as "DIS-
TRICT" at
475 S. Cabbage Palm St
Clewiston, oida 33440
until 10:00 am local time on January 19, 2006, for fumishing 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-
prise 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 invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any
Addendaised ssuin relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speclfed
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 Aboujaoude, PE. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on January 4h, 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, Forida 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 on the prescribed Subcotractors 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 bonds i for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, insurance Contracts and Certificates 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 Departments T-
list as acceptable to Issue bonds for the 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 after the 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 wi
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
fled under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such informateor
as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidders 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 (30j
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this day of 2005.
ATTEST: Central County Water Control District


By: Carolyn Hestel


104316 CGS 12/22,29/05; 1/5,12/06


PUBLIC NOTICE
U-Lock-lt Storage
500 South San Gariel READING A
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-673-0662 NEWSPAPER SAVES
Contents of the following units TIME BY HEPING YOU
will be sold on January 14, 2006
Unit#2 Ruby McDonald P N YOU TIE
P.O. Box 2865, Clewlston, FL 33440 WISELI
Unit #33 Brenda Dove
21 Main Street Apt. #26
Garden City, GA 31408
Unit #39 San uana Grza
PO. Box 3054, Clewlston, FL 33440
Unit # 57 Ricky Eaddy
428 Alverdez Ave., ClewlstIn, FL 33440
Unit #66 Sara Hammll r
620 Sabal Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
106535 CGS 1/5,12/06
PUBLIC NOTICE

There will be a free 8-hour Mo-
bile Home Installation course
held at the Labelle Civic Cen- e
ter on Thursday, January 19, .1i
20C i. ljrl rinc 31 8 0 t.y
106636 CGS it 5,l2.'06 .

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or wn
garage? Advertise your wonder ewsp
yard sale In the classi- reader enjoy life morel
fleds and make your
clean u a breeze


Weekly Road Construction Report


Glades County
SR 29: From Hendry County
line to U.S. 27: Maintenance
project Crews will be doing
road striping for the next three
weeks. No lane closures are
anticipated, but slow moving
traffic.
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6 miles):
Construction project -- The
roadway improvements consist
of resurfacing the existing pave-
ment, widening two sections of
roadway, constructing paved
shoulders, drainage improve-
ments, and guardrail installation.
Motorists should expect a flag-
ging operation with a single lane
closed for paving and shoulder
construction. The contractor is
Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From U.S. 27 to Okee-
chobee County line, and from SR
29 to U.S. 27: Maintenance proj-
ect Crews will be doing road
striping for the next three weeks.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but slow moving traffic.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project -
The roadway improvements con-
sist of resurfacing the existing
pavement and modifying the US
27/SR 29 intersection median.
Motorists should expect one lane
to be closed for paving opera-
tions. The speed limit has been
reduced in the work zone. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: In the city of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated
at this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway in this area.
U.S. 27: From Hendry County
line to Highlands County line:
Maintenance project Crews
will be doing road striping for the
next three weeks. No lane clo-
sures are anticipated, but slow
moving traffic.

Hendry County
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this.
time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic,while crews sweep the
roadway.
SR 29: From Collier County
line to SR 80: Maintenance proj-


ect Crews will be doing road
striping for the next three weeks.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but slow moving traffic.
SR 80: From Ford Street to
Cowboy Way: Maintenance proj-
ect Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures in the
eastbound and westbound lanes
with possible slow moving traffic
while crews work on cleaning
the pipes in the roadway. Flag-
men will be on site to, assist with
traffic.
SR 80: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving



Newszap &

Newspapers

We make It easy
to. stay up-to-date!


Community homepages

newmzp.com

Click anytime for the latest


LOCAL HNE

LOCAL ADVERTIIIN5

LOCAL OR6ANIZATIOI$!

Featuring links to:
MAP wire
Weather
Obituaries
Health news
I Stock quotes
Horoscopes
TV listings
Movie listings
; Lottery results
': Food & recipes
lhite Pages
Yellow Pages
& much more!



lNewszap!

Online NieW & Information
-nwiMzap.com


traffic while crews sweep the
roadway.
SR 80: From Lee County line:
to U.S. 27: Maintenance project
- Crews will be doing road strip-
ing for the next three weeks. No
lane closures are anticipated, but
slow moving traffic.
SR 80: From County Road 833
to U.S. 27 (2.9 miles): Construc-
tion project Roadway
improvements consist of
guardrail replacement and addi-
tion of new guardrail along the
eastbound side of SR 80. The
contractor is Highway Safety
Devices, Inc.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to
SR 80: Maintenance project -


No lane closures are anticipated
at this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews work on
guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: From Palm Beach
County line to Glades County
line: Maintenance project -
Crews will be doing road striping
for the next three weeks. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
slow moving traffic.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewis-
ton: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway in this area:


Okeechobee
Countywide: Construction
project Crews will be per-
forming shoulder repair work at
various locations throughout the
country. Motorists should watch
for lane closures as necessary-to
move equipment in and out of
the work zones. The contractor is
Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc.
SR 70: From W. of U.S. 98 to
W of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles):
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing 2-lane road-
way to 4 lanes with a center dual
left turn lane. The work includes
drainage improvements, signals,
and street lighting. Work current-


ly includes storm pipe installa-
tion and roadway construction at
various locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell
Engineering.
U.S. 441: From North of
Cemetery Road to NE 131st St in
Okeechobee County: Construc-
tion project Work to begin
milling and repaving. ARMI layer
starting north end of the project
moving south. This project
Includes widening shoulders,
ARMI layer, milling, resurfacing,
guardrail and minor drainage
improvements. The contractor is
Elmo Greer and Sons, LLC. The
estimated completion date: Win-
ter 2005/2006.


READING A

NEWSPAPER

HELPS YOU

UNDERSTAND

THE WORLD

AROUND YOU.


///


Your LOCAL gateway


to the Internet


III


.. I I I~-.-.-. -.-







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 5, 2006


S1W


IA A


A


,I, i-T'.-- ..- "


. .1


I U

Cr -"i.'.- : -


_ -- 1:


i,
- -


l I I I"I HIf IH11


Il I 'Ull I [HI Ii1 11, I I i l 1 il .1' I I ll, $1


Ill!ll!l I


SGfrAEK


- o


was $36,395
SAVE $11,458!


2005 I


BB4 l F.


..




was $38,175
SAVE $10,547!


4X2


was $39,935
SAVE $11,845!


2005 MUSANG BLOWOUT!
aBiLPFPL$~'s??^'


2005 Lmcmin 1S V6
fOOlful.&B


2005 LNCON LS V8
^JBMB^P


was $39,590
SAVE $10. 235!


was $43,170
SAVE $11,538!


V6 Prumium Convenrbli

s23,702
V6 Pfpre lm Convertible

r -24,172
"GT Coupe Premium

$25,029
'i- GT Premium Convertlile Demo

S28,757


L111 ii


was $28,040
SAVE $4,338!
was $28,585
SAVE $4,413!
was $28,985
SAVE $3,956!
was $33,850
SAVE $5,093!


t il I


ut T IVIV 3o
'97 BUCK LESABRE
'03 BUICKREGAL
'02 BUtCK-PENDELVOUS
'02 BUICK IESABRE
'02 BUICK LESABRE
'01 BUICK PARK AVENUE
'01 UJICKPEGAL
'03 CADILLAC DEVILLE
'91 ADILLAC DEVILLE -
'89 CADILLACDEVILLE
.'99 CADILLAC DEViLLE
'86 CADILLAC DEVILLE
02 CADILLAC ESCALADE
'93 CHEVROLET LUMINA.
'OTICHEVROLET MALIBU
'04 CHEVROLET MALIBU
S04.CHEVOLET IMPALA
'03 CHEVROLET MALIBU
'03 CHEVROLET MAULBU
'92 CHEVROLET SlO BLAZER
'01 CHEVROLET'SILVERADO
'03 CHEVROLET BLAZER
'05 CHEVROLET P/U'
'02 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
'1 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
04 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
04 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZEB


'04 CHEVROLET 1500
'02 CHRYSLER SEBRING
'04 CHRYSLER SEBRING
'05 CHRYSLER 300
05 CHRYSLER 300
'05 CHRYSLER 300
'05 CHRYSLER 300
'03 CHRYSLER CONCORDE
'02 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
'02 CHRYSLER VOYAGER
'01 CHRYSLER VOYAGER
'99 DODGE DURANGO
'01 DODGE DURANGO
'03 DODGE DURANGO
'04 DODGE NEON
'02 DODGE INTREPID
'05 DODGE MAGNUM
'02 DODGE NEON
04 DODGE NEON
'02 DODGE STRATUS
'02 DODGE NEON
'01 DODGE NEON
'98 DODGE DAKOTA
03 DODGE RAM 1500
'04 DODGE RAM 1500
'01, DODGE DAKOTA
.'99 FORD ESCORT


'05 FORD FOCUS
'05 FORD TAURUS
'05 FORD TAURUS
"01 FORD FOCUS
'05 FORD TAURUS
'02 FORD FOCUS
'89 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
'97 FORD CONTOUR
01 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
'02 FORD MUSTANG
'03 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
'02 FORD FOCUS
'93 FORD THUNDERBIRD
'02 FORD FOCUS
'02 FORD TAURUS
'99 FORD WINDSTAR
'03 FORD FOCUS
'05 FORD TAURUS
'00 FORD EXPEDITION
'99 FORD WINDSTAR
'98 FORD RANGER
'03 FORD WINDSTAR
'99 FORD RANGER
'99 FORD WINDSTAR
'98 FORD EXPLORER
'97 FORD F250.
'96 FORD EXPLORER


,e ru uIILJ I= UI,. u i i.
'05 FORD F350
S'04 FORD F150
'02 FORD EXPEDITION
'94 FORD AEROSTAR
'93 FORD RANGER
'93 FORD F250
.'05 FORD FREESTAR
'S0 FORD FREESTAR
'89 FORD F250
'00 FORD EXPEDITION
'02 FORD RANGER
'02 FORD F250
02 FORD F150
'01 FORD F350
'02 FORD F150
'03 FORD RANGER
'05 FORD E350
'02 FORD F150
'02 FORD WINDSTAR
'04 FORD EXCURSION
'03 FORD F150
'98 FORD EXPLORER
'02 FORD EXPEDITION
'02 FORD F150
'05 FORD EXPLORER
'05 FORD EXPLORER
'04 FORD F350


'02 FORD EXPLORER
'04 FORD EXPLORER'
'04 FORD FREESTAR
'03 FORD F250
'02 FORD F150
'05 FORD F150
'04 FORD F250
'02 FORD F250
03 FORD F350
04 FORD EXPEDITION
'05 FORD F350
'02 FORD EXPEDITION]
'01 FORD F150'
02 FORD F150
05 FORD F350
05 FORD FREESTAR
'02 FORD EXPLORER
'02 FORD F250
'04 FORD F250
'98 FORD F150
'99 FORD F150
'02 FORD F-450
'05 FORD F150
'97 FORD F250
'01 FORD EXPLORER
'02 FORD F150
'04 FORD F350


'0 I-UHUl 1-5U
'03 FORD EXPEDITIOIi
'91 FORD F150
'99 FORD F55U
02 FORD RANGER
'02 FORD F 50
02 FORD F150O
02 FORD EXPEOITiOIJ
'0' FORO E CAPE
02 FORD F350
02 FORD F2'3r
01 FORD F150 'WD
01 FORD EXPPEIlTIOIJ
01 FORD Fiso
99 FORD F250
'92 GEO STOhRM
99 GIGM CC 1500o
'Q GMG, JIMMY
03 GMC YUKON
'99 GMC JIMMi'
'01 GMC SONOMA
'93 HONDA CIVIC
'01 HONDA CR-V
'98 JEEP WRANGLER
'93 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
'01 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
'01 JEEP CHEROKEE


00 JEEP CHEROKEE
'01 JEEP CHEROKEE
04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
*u4 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
03 JEEP LIFERT'
95 KIA SPORTAGE
93 Lltl .OLN TOWN CAR
'G02 LINCOLNi LS
69 LINCOLNO TOWN CAR
05 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
'03 LINCOLN TOWNCAR
'03 LIN.COIrN NAVIGATOR 4X4
01 LINCOLN TOWNr CAR
95 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
'04 LINCOLN AVIATOR
'99 MAZDA MILLENIA
01 MAZDA MPV
02 MAZDA MPV
U2 MAZDA MPV ES
'05 MAZDA TRIBUTE
05 MAZDA 6
02 MAZDA MILLE1IA
00 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'00 MERCURY MYSTIQUE
'93 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'93 MERCURY COUGAR
91 MFRCURY GRAND MARQUIS


01 MERCURY SABLt
91 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'00 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'02 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
02 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'02 MERCURY SABLE
'02 NAVISTAR INTL T
'02 NISSAN ALTIMA
'93 OLDSMOBILE CIERA
97 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
'03 PONTIAC VIBE
'96 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
'03 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
'92 PONTIAC GRAND AM
'04 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX RUCK
'96 SATURN SC
'03 SATURN VUE
'03 SATURN VUE
'00 TOYOTA COROLLA
'98 TOYOTA CAMRY
'03 TOYOTA COROLLA
'00 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
03 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
'02 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
'01 TOYOTA SOLARA
01 TOYOTA RUNNER
'02 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO
'99 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT


F,


11


4.


J* I fm


2005 F


ISFt


:Was $25,045
$AVE $8,0 2


CuL~p~aL~ll~B


-.1-


Thursday, January 5, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


i~ji:


d


W--a -qw


YAY.jMiiWq


It I It.