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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: January 12, 2006
Publication Date: 1928-
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 192
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nuary 12, 2006


At a Glance

Boy Scout annual
fundraiser
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 carnival locat-
ed on South Francisco just
past the railroad tracks at the
Elks Field in Clewiston. This
is Troop 619's largest
fundraiser for the year the
money they raise will be pay-
ing their way toward summer
camp and other outings they
go on throughout the year.

Re-opening of the
Clewiston office
The Clewiston driver License
is now located at 949 West Sug-
arland Highway (the old K-Mart
Plaza, right behind McDonalds).
They now have a large, spa-
cious and fresh office with more
staffing to serve the customers.

Choir union
cancelled
The choir union .will
resume in February of 2006.
The choir union revival will
begin on Monday night, Jan.
16, a 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Clewiston.

Notice to
senior citizens
Effective Jan. 1 an additional
$25,000 exemption on county
mileage only was made eligible.
to persons age 65 years or older
whose household income does
not exceed the state allowance ..
Exemptions are granted on an
annual basis. Tlhe are not auto-
malically renewable like the
original homestead exemp-
tions. Applications will be avail-
able after Jan. 1. The deadline
for returning your application is
March 1, 2006 For additional
information please feel free to
call the LaBelle office at 675-
5270 or the Clewiston Office at
983-3178.

Homestead
exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
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. If you have established
residency 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: Mon-
day-Friday. Our temporary
office is located at 100 E. El
Paso on the corner of El Paso
and Central.

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Index

Classifieds ...... .20-23
Opinion ...........4
School .............9
Sports .... ... .13, 14
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Sugar reels in wake of nature


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON "The sugar-
cane harvest is about 40-percent
complete, expected to finish in
early April."
That's the current mark of
progress of this year's harvest as
reported by U.S. Sugar, which
expects another loss in sugar and
citrus production after suffering
hits from Hurricane Wilma in
October, and a damaging freeze
that covered the area this week.
With several hurricanes last


harvest season, U.S. Sugar suf-
fered a bad year for sugar harvest-
ing, and this year is expected to be
worse. The corporation projects
this year's sugar production to be
down about 25 percent, com-
pared to average production
years.
"We have produced, on aver-
age, as much as 900,000 tons of
sugar a year, and this season we
are projecting just 650,000 tons,"
said USSC Director of Corporate
Communications Judy Sanchez.
"The damage from Hurricane


Wilma will impact us for the next
two years. There is significant
damage to our plant cane and to
the root systems of the mature
cane," she said.
In addition to hurricane dam-
age, a significant valuable portion
of citrus and sugar acreage was
damaged by frost this weekend.
Several farms recorded tempera-
tures below 30 degrees for more
than five hours.
"Our agriculture department
sounded more like a surgical
triage unit Monday morning as


Sugar challenges: Storms and cold weather


uINI/MarK Young
Sugar cane that normally flows freely into U.S. Sugar's mills has had its challenges this
year with hurricanes and recent cold temperatures, but U.S. Sugar marches on.


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Hoping the next cycle of sugar will grow without obstacles, U.S. Sugar is still predict-
ing a long-term impact from the last two years where record breaking storm seasons hit
the area.


they reported that they were
searching out the 'most wound-
ed' frost and hurricane damaged
cane to harvest and process
before it further deteriorated,"
said Ms. Sanchez.
The hurricane not only impact-
ed the current sugarcane crop,
'but a major impact has been felt
by United States Sugar Corpora-
tion's processing operations as
well.
According to the company,
there is a lot of mud, trash and
debris coming in with the cane,


about 25 percent more than nor-
mal. This slows down the harvest
by a dangerous margin, and also
slows down the processing and
reduces sugar yields.
The company has also' found
that refining processes are pro-
ducing a significantly higher
amount of molasses, a by-prod-
uct, which means the sugarcane
has deteriorated, and the compa-
ny is having trouble making as
much cane as it normally would.
See Sugar Page 12


Plant costs



surpass city



approval

Hurricane damage plant's construction.
According to Camp Dresser
causes $5 million and McKee (CDM) Engineering,
rise in construction Inc., the Palm Beach-based firm
estimated the cost of the water
plant to approach $15.5 million,
By Bill Fabian as of December 2005. The firm,
which has prepared preliminary
CLEWISTON The. begin- drafts of water plant plans for the
ning of 2006 has been expected city and is currently involved in
by some to mark the start of sev- one of the bids under considera-
eral changes to come within the tion by the city, stated that the $6
city of Clewiston. However, million difference was a direct
plans for the city's new water result of the rise in costs of con-
' plant have reached d n une\pect- siruction materials and labor
ed speed bump, due to a signifi- since Hurricanes Katrina and
cant difference in the city's Wilma.
expected price tag and the
incoming bids submitted for the See Water Page 12


Sen. Nelson



asks 'What is



on your mind?'


By Patty Brant
LABELLE U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson addressed issues near
to the hearts of Hendry-Glades
residents Monday at his annual
Town Hallmeeting. Specifical-
ly, he wanted to talk about envi-
ronmental issues including off-
shore oil drilling 'and
Everglades Restoration.
Margaret England, vice pres-
ident of RiverWatch, which is
concerned with water quality
in the Caloosahatchee Basin


covering Hendry, Lee and
Glades from Lake Okeechobee
to Sanibel, spoke of the water
quality crisis in this area.
The senator said he is com-
mitted to cleaning up the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
Rivers. He explained that
dumping nutrient-rich water
from Lake Okeechobee causes.
excessive algae bloom, which
then sucks the oxygen out of
water. Water releases spread
See Senator Page 12


New school coming to Clewiston


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON A new pri-
vate Christian academy, Clewis-
ton Christian School, has
announced plans to open its
doors in Clewiston starting in
September of 2006.
The school will be housed in
the former location of the U.S.
Sugar research facility, which
was donated to the school's
founders in 2005. All of the prop-
erty will be utilized for the Christ-
ian school, including the former
research buildings and all of the
surrounding fields within the
U.S. Sugar parcel.
Grade levels for the new
school have yet to be estab-
lished, and will be determined
and announced at an upcoming
information session at the new
site on Jan. 19.
"The school is in the develop-
ment stage, and though there
are not yet teachers or students
at this time, there is an advisory
committee and headmaster,"
said Association of Christian


Schools International (ACSI)
Florida Regional Director David
Ray. "The Clewiston Christian
School is now a member of
ACSI, and we will be providing
consultation, and providing
resources and help to get the
school started," he said.
The school is being devel-
oped by independent investors,
in partnership with King's Acad-
emy of West Palm Beach.
Although a faculty has not yet
been amassed, the school has
hired a primary administrator,
David W.Douglas.
A native of South Carolina,
Mr. Douglas received a bachelor
of the arts degree in Bible Stud-
ies from Bob Jones University in
Greenville, SC. He then served as
a teacher and athletic coach, and
later as athletic director of a
Christian school in Greenville.
He assumed an administrative
position at The Master's Acade-
my in Winter Park, where he
served from 1994 to 1997.
Moving back to South Caroli-
na with his wife and three chil-


dren, Mr. Douglas returned to
Southside Christian School in
Greenville while working on a
M. Ed., which he completed at
Columbia International Univer-
sity in 1999. He has been a high
school principal and administra-
tor ever since.
Mr. Douglas's most recent
employment has been as the,
administrator of the Community
Christian School in Stuart. There,
he served as the head of faculty
and staff from 2003 to 2005.
The school will be on a
three-year accreditation time-
line, which will be monitored
and advised by ACSI. The
school will seek accreditation
from the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools, an
agency which serves an 11-
state region.
"Not only will ACSI be work-
ing with the Clewiston Christian
School in getting the school
started, but we will be also
working on moving the school
See School Page 12


INI/Bill Fabian
Clewiston Christian School Administrator David Douglas has
been appointed to serve as the headmaster of the private
school to be housed at the former site of the U.S. Sugar
research facility, which was donated for the development of
a Christian school in 2005.


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Engagements


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Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. R. Mitchell Thomas
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Katherine Susanne
Thomas, to William Thomas Fabi-
an, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jesus J. Fabi-
an.
Miss Thomas is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G.
Corbin of Clewiston and Mr.
Thomas A. Thomas of Gainesville.


Mr. Fabian is the grandson of Mrs.
Betty P. Anderson of Fernandina
Beach.
Miss Thomas is a 2002 graduate
of Clewiston High School. She is
now a senior at the University of
South Florida in Tampa, and will
graduate in May with a degree in
Dance Studies.
Mr. Fabian is a 2000 graduate of
Clewiston High School and attend-
ed the Florida State University in
Tallahassee. He is now a reporter
for the Clewiston News.


The wedding ceremony is.
planned for Dec. 30, 2006, and will
be held at the First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston.

Hernandez -

Hernandez
Odilon and'Marina Hernandez,
and Tranquilino and Reyna Her-
nandez are proud to announce the
wedding of their daughter and son
Irene and Armando.


Irene was born in Belle Glade,
Fla. on Feb. 14,1985 and graduated
from Glades Central Community
High School in 2003 and is now
attending Palm Beach Community
College. Her maid of honor will be
her best friend for many years,
Magda Olguin. They've known
each other since elementary
school and have been inseparable
ever since. "Thanks a lot chic for
everything and being there for me
in the good and bad times. Love ya
girl!"


Armando was born Aug. 27,
1985 in Guerrero, Mexico. He grad-
uated from Clewiston High School
in 2004. His best man will be Noe
Valdez whom is Armando's cousin
and best friend.
Armando and Irene met on July


9, 2004 and were happily engaged
on July, 2005. Now the couple are
to be wed on March 4, 2006 at the
Worship Center in Belle Glade fol-
lowed by the reception, which will
be held at the John Boy Auditorium
in Clewiston, Fla.


Bill and Katherine.


Submitted to INI/Bill Fabian ,


Submitted to INI


Irene & Armando.


Obituaries


David E Simmons
South Florida lost one of its
proudest native sons when David
Simmons, 67, died of lung cancer
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Hope
Hospice in Fort Myers.
David was born in Miami on
Dec. 28, 1938, to Dorothy Griffin
and Fred A. Simmons, both of
whomwere Glades pioneers.
David grew up in Pahokee and
Belle Glade, and graduated from
Pahokee High School in 1958. He
studied engineering at the Universi-
ty of Florida and worked as a crane
and dragline operator on both
coasts of Florida. He was an avid
reader, thanks in part to his aunt,
Cleo Doulhil. a longtime Pahokee
teacherwho also helped raise him
He loved history, woodworking
and boating.
He is survived by his three chil-
dren, Scott Simmons of Lake
Worth, Amy McGinley of Fort Myers
and W Clayton (Leigh Anne) Sim-
mons-ofAlva; three grandchildren,
Jonah and Kathryn McGinley of
Fort Myers, and Savannah Leigh
Simmons of Alva; his wife, Colette
Simmons of Blackpool, England;
the mother of his children, Martha
Simmons of Fort Myers; a cousin,
Janette Johnson of Statesboro, Ga.;
two aunts, Frances S. Knight and
Lucille DePamphilis, both of Palm
Beach Gardens; and a host of
friends.
His ashes will be put to sea at
one of his favorite spots near Pine
Island..In lieu of flowers, his family
encourages donations to local hos-
pice organizations.
Earl C. Cline
Earl C. Cline, age 71, of Moore
Haven passed away Jan. 4, 2006 in
Clewiston. Earl was born Aug. 23,
1934, at Franklin. K, ltothe late Otis
Lee Cline and Kalie "Goad" Cline.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
and was a skilled carpenter. He was
a member of both the First Baptist
Church and the American Legion
in Moore Haven. He was also a
member of The Gideons Interna-
tional.
Survivors include his wife
Martha Jane "Bombel" Cline of
Moore Haven; sons, Michael Dean

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Earl D. Cline (Kara), of Moore
Haven and David Cline (Susie) of
Moore Haven; daughter Nancy
Cline Wilkerson (Rodney, of Coral
Springs; sisters Judy Kay Mathis
(Lewis M.) of Tallahassee, Betty
Jean Bombel (Bob) of New Braun-
fels, TX, and Barbara Lee Hammon
(Raymond) of Springfield, IN; 12
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day Jan. 9, 2006 at the First Baptist
Church in Moore Haven with Rev-
erend Sherrill Tillery and Reverend
Earl D. Cline officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at the (Ortoria Cemeterywith
Military Honors conductl-d by the
Moore Ha\en Arrrican Legion. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to The Gideons International.
Charles John
Frederick
Charles John Frederick, 76, of
Clewiston passed away Jan 3,
2006. Mr. Frederick is survived by
brother, Frank Frederick; sisters
Dorothy Hennerty, Harriett Mar-
tinelli, and Barbara Ward; seven
grandchildren and numerous
great-grandchildren, and lots and
lots of friends.


David Leneal Allen
Dave, as he was known, passed
away after a tragic accident at work
on Dec. 26 at Lee Memorial Hospi-
tal. Dave was born on Jan 28, 1973
in Clewiston, -where he was a life-
long resident. He was employed at
U.S. Sugar for nine years.
He leaves his memories to loving
and devoted parents Blondell and
Denzil Alleyne and Willie Alien of
Clewiston; his children, David, Jr.,
LaVarria, Demetria Chauncy, Terri-
na, and Keyshon; sisters; Seneca
(Isai) Negrete, Altovise Allen, Lor-
raine Alien and Janice Thicklin of
Clewiston. Cenella Allen of Belle
Glade and Michelle .Allin of MWa
land. brothers Willie .i Jpihnn,,
and Damarian Aller- -f Cfk\ iston
and Raymond Allen i:.,' Belle Glal'h-.
Grandmother Ora Lee Robinson of
Clewiston; aunts and uncles,.Patsy
Johnson, Maxine Robison, Othell
Wilcher Albert (Patricia) Robinson
and David McBride of Clewiston,
Curtis Robinson of Leesburg Fla.,
Hattie, Loretta, Pearlie, Johnnie
Mae, Ozzie, Alto, Leon, and George
Alien all of Georgia. Cousins, Tracy
and Edrick Thomas, James Wheel-
er, Nakesha Blackman, Deedra
Jackson, Reva Holmes, and Antwan
Robinson. Special friends are Leon
Thomas, Dura Hunter, Tony


In the Military

Welcome home!. The family ""
of SPC Ellen
SPC Ellen Mason of the 3rd Mason, a trans-
Infantry Division stationed in Ft. mission system .
Stewart, GA will be returning operator with
home from Iraq. Ellen is a 2003 the 3rd signal
Clewiston High School graduate. company 3rd
Ellen has reenlisted and wants to detachment
change her MOS to become a Special Troop's
legal specialist. Achieving a score Battalion,
higher than 110 is one step closer would like to Ellen
to her ultimate goal of becoming thank you all Mason
a lawyer. She hopes to enter for your
WOCS in year or two. e prayers and support of our troops.


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Perkins, Aaron Williams, Eddie
Warren, Doug Parrish, Corey Smith,
Ronald Whiteball, Eileen Cypress,
Debbie Martin, and Dylester Wright.
And a host of other sorrowing
cousins and caring friends. Final
arrangements entrusted to Reddick
Funeral Home. Interment at Harlem
Memorial Gardens, Clewiston.
James Anthony
West, Sr.
James Anthony West, Sr., age
60, of Clewiston passed away Dec.
26,2006.


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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE FOR

GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS
January 1, 2006 to March 1, 2006 Filing period for tax exemptions can be
made in the Property Appraiser's Office in the Glades County Courthouse,
Room 202, during office hours (8:00 am til 5:00 pm) Monday thru Friday.
YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS:
1. Homestead Exemption $25,000.00


Disabled Veteran's Exemption
Widow's and Widower's Exemption
Non Veteran Disability
Agriculture Classification
Additional Exemption For Residents
65 Years of Age Or Older With
An Annual Income Of Less Than
$22,693.00 Per Household


$500.00
$500.00

$10,000.00


(documentation required)
1. AUTOMATIC RENEWAL RECEIPTS HAVE BEEN MAILED FOR
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AND THE SENIOR EXEMPTION.
IF YOU STILL QUALIFY, KEEP THE RECEIPT -
DO NOT RETURN IT TO THIS OFFICE.

2. AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION (Greenbelt Exemption)
RENEWAL CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED.
IF YOU STILL QUALIFY AND THERE ARE NO CHANGES KEEP
THE RECEIPT DO NOT RETURN IT TO THIS OFFICE
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS AND AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFI-
CATIONS (Greenbelt Exemption) ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. NEW
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED IN THE EVENT OF ANY
CHANGES OR DEED TRANSFERS.
TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PLEASE FURNISH:
1. Florida Driver's License/Florida I.D.
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Glades County Voter Registration, or Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number

If making application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you
live in a mobile home, bring a copy of your mobile home title or registra-
tion in order to purchase the permanent "RP" LICENSE.

Residents who have filed early for a 2006 Homestead Exemption will
receive a letter that must be signed and returned to confirm that they were
still living on the property as of January 1, 2006.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM 202 Toll'Free Number: 1-877-445-2337.

For those handicapped persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse
please call and arrangements will be made for you to make an application for
Homestead Exemptions and other exemptions.

LARRY R. LUCKEY, C.F.A.
GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
P.O. BOX 1106, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA 33471
(863) 946-6025 OR 946-6026
FAX (863) 946-3359


CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank everyone for their prayers,
flowers, food, gifts, and their love and many kind things they
did in our time of grief. Thank you Pastor Cory for your time
and work and the staff at the Nursing Homes for your care.
From the Family of Alice Booker Bethea
Son-David Booker
Daughter-Doris Allen
Daughter-Sue Christian --
Grandchildren-Candy, Cindy, Brian,'Mark, Linda, & Randy
3 Great-grandchildren


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jaime, and I have a six-
month-old Chihuahua named
Bruce. Bruce and I are new to the
area and are very curious and excit-
ed about the Chihuahua races. Are
they coming up soon, and where
do I sign up?
A: Well welcome to the neigh-
borhood Jaime! The Chihuahua
races are coming up very soon. We
will be hosting our fourth annual
Chihuahua races during the 28th
annual Black Gold Celebration this
April.
Please feel free to stop by my
office for further details and to sign
Bruce right on up! In fact it will be a
great opportunity for me to meet
Bruce, and give him his compli-
mentary clearance exam to be able
to enter the race. Give us a call
Jaime at (561) 996-5500, and we'll
give you directions to Doc Savvy's
Animal Hospital.
Take care, and see you at the
races Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. How impor-
tant is it to give a cat fresh greens to
eat? Tommy in Wellington.
A: Hello Tommy! Fresh greens
usually help a cat with controlling
hairballs. Hairballs are an accumu-
lation of hair in the stomach, which
either need to be vomited up in a


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hair pellet or pooped out in the cat
littler box. Either way Tommy it's
not too attractive, nevertheless it's
necessary. Some cats need hairball
medicine or cat greens in their diet
to help this process along it's way.
So to answer your question, yes
Tommy, cat greens are a very good
idea! You can even grow your own
tray of cat greens with a piece of
sod!
Hope that answers your ques-
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The gift of relationships


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A new year is upon us, filled
with enormous potential and sig-
nificant challenges. Are you pre-
pared to let God use you to the.
fuJllest in 2006? ': : '
Many of you are familiar with
the Andy Griffith show. My wife
loves it, which means I have seen
many of the shows. Something.
about small town relationships and
all of their dynamics is attractive.
There are blessings that come from
times and places where everyone
knows everybody, neighbor helps
neighbor, and your word is your
bond! It's a good show.
Some of you might remember
an episode from the show in
which the Women's Historical
Society discovered that there was a
living descendant of a Revolution-
ary War hero who was living in
Mayberry. The news generated
excitement and curiosity through-
out the town as people made
plans for recognizing the hero's
relative. Barney Fife,.true to nature,
tried to reshape his own family
tree so that he might be the one in
line for the honor. The rest of the
townspeople felt special just
because someone among them
was related to a hero.
However, everyone was taken
back when a careful analysis of the
genealogical records determined
that the hero's descendent was


none other than, Otis Campbell,
the town drunk. Despite sugges-
tions to find a "substitute Otis" for
the presentation, the real Otis
showed up for the ceremony true
to form.
When the ladies finally gave
"him the plaque. Otis held it in his
hands for a
moment, and
then decided to
give the plaque
to the town. He
shared, i "Just
because. you're
the descendent
of a hero does-
n't make you
one .too. So I John
would like to Hicks
present this
plaque to the town of Mayberry, to
which I am just proud to belong."
That's the value of community.
We are all just proud to belong,
happy to be included! That's also
what happens to us in the family of
God we all are included with
Christ and with one another. It's
the gift of relationship, of belong-
ing. It helps us make it through in
the life that we live.
Just like all of the animals and
people on the ark we recognize
that we are all in this together -
together with Jesus and with one
another. That knowledge helps us
keep afloat when we experience
the floods of life. It's a right neigh-
borly experience.


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Harlem Highlights


By Emma Dixon

New Bethel A.M.E.
Church
Sons of Allen Men's Confer-
ence
Saturday, Jan. 28, guest
church, Greater Friendship Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, and Rev.
Gary L. McNealy, Pastor and guest
speaker.
Saturday night Gethsemane
Missionary Baptist Church. Hal-
landale, Florida; Rev. Newell
Tucker, Pastor and guest speaker.
Also a workshop will be held. The
workshop presenter is Rev. Harris
of St. Paul A.M.E. Church,,
Coconut Grove, Florida.

Glades Choir
Union Revival
The.revival will be held at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church in Harlem beginning
Monday night, Jan. 16. Service
nightly at 7:30 p.m. Each pastor
and their congregation in the


choir will be in charge a night
throughout the week. The public
is welcome to attend and have a
good time in the Lord. Rev.
Dwayne E. Brow host Pastor. Offi-
cers of the Choir Union are: Sis
Emma Dixon, President; Rev.
James Davidson, Vice President;
Rev. Ivory Rich, Secretary; Bro.
Hylton Clarke, Treasurer; Rev.
Conrad Jenkins, Advisor.

Lady Tigers
The CHS Lady Tigers played
their first game of the New Year
on Monday, Jan. 9 at home
against the Dunbar Tigers. No
results at this time of printing.
They will travel to Immokalee on
Wednesday, Jan. 11 and return on
Thursday, Jan. 12 to take on
Estero. They will travel to Lemon
Bay on Jan. 17.
Let us continue to support all
the teams and wish them a suc-
cessful remaining season.

Middle school
The Tigers of Clewiston Middle
School will host the Moore Haven


Terries Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.
Both girls and boys will be in
action. The teams will travel to
Belle Glade for the contest with
the Gators. They will return to
CMS gym for the final home game
of the season against Heartland
Christian at 5 p.m. The coaching
staff is asking all the parents, fans,
faculty and friends to come and
support the girls and boys of CMS
at their final home game of the
season.

Dr. King's Celebration
The ministers have come
together and organized activities in
the community to celebrate Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. A
march will begin from Harlem
Civic Center to the Harlem Pavil-
ion, where the program will be
held. If you would like to partici-
pate on the program, please con-
tact Rev. Adolph Lee, Rev. Gamble,
Rev. Jenkins, Rev. Brown or Rev.
McNealy. Be at the Civic Center for
line up at 9 a.m. The march will
begin at 10 a.m. sharp. Your partic-
ipation is needed from clubs;


gospel groups, soloist, civic organi-
zations and all are welcome.

Happy Birthday
greetings
Birthday wishes goes out to:
Ruby Williams, Morris James,
Maurice James, Peggy Moore,
Sadie Mae Green, Acquanita
Johnson, McKinney, Larance
Humphrey, LaFranze Freeman
and all born this week of Jan. 9.
God bless you with many more.

Sick and Shut-Ins
Remember to pray for the sick
and visit them in the hospitals,
health career centers and their
homes. There are many among
us. Remember to pray for the
bereaved families in the commu-
nity and surrounding areas. Our
prayers and thoughts are with the
families of the late David Allen
and Derrick Jacob, who passed
away on Dec. 25. The community
sends their heartfelt sympathy to
both families and pray that God
will strengthen all of you.


Reflections on the mining disaster in West Virginia


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Everyone in the nation hoped
with the families of the trapped
miners in West Virginia. I served
for 12 years in a mining commu-
nity that had a cave-in as I was
beginning my ministry there -
recalled the anguish and anger,
the recriminations and accusa-
tions, the pain from the losses of
young men who were just begin-
ning their lives.
I have been down in some of
the mines in that community and
saw some of the conditions that
could turn deadly at any moment.
Mining is well paying but it comes
with risks, and even the greatest
safety efforts cannot entirely offset
them. This tragedy had an even
more sinister dimension to it -
for a time word was received that
12 of the miners were safe. A few
hours later, their hopes were
dashed and the twist of fate was
cruel hopes even under the
worst circumstances were still
alive only to be dashed and
turned to despair.
This certainly compounded
the tragedy for many, as if the loss-


es weren't bad enough, but to
give false hope and messages of
joy and then retract them certainly
hurt beyond belief.
For me, the story made me
think of another story. It was
about a man
who died, was
buried and
whose follow-
ers left him. '~ "' '
They too had
hoped, per-
haps he would ...
do great things,
perhaps he
was the one Samuel S.
hoped for and Thomas
maybe he was
going to make things better. Then
he was killed. The followers were
disappointed beyond belief. They
had only a few that even wanted
his dead body to bury and buried
it in a borrowed tomb. The hope
was dashed the cynics won the
day that Good Friday and they
buried him, put him in the earth
never to return.
Then the story changed two
women found the tomb empty
and they recognized him as not
dead but alive. Soon he began to
be seen he was indeed alive.


Their hopes were vindicated after
all. It dawned on me that the res-
urrection story of the Lord is just
the opposite of the mining disas-
ter that was suffered by many in
West Virginia this past week.
The tragedy of the loss of hope
was overcome for the first follow-
ers of Jesus and has given hope to
humanity ever since that Easter
Day. The hurt and sadness the
early disciples felt was not to be.
the final feeling they would know
- it would lead to a story of tri-
umph and victory that would
carry them to do earth-changing
things.
That story has brought with it
the hope of all of us for 2,000
years even at the worst of
moments, we have that. hope.
Even when the things we hope for
are not realized, even when our
disappointments are the greatest
imaginable, there is that resurrec-
tion that shouts, "This is not the
end!" The accounts I heard about
those who died in the mining dis-
aster in West Virginia included an
element of faith. Those who live
in a world of risks and are close to
disasters seem to know that,
somehow, God is there to take
them beyond the tragedy and are


close to him in their own special
way.
We had a church in one of
those mining communities with a
six-foot wood carving behind the
alter of Christ between two min-
ers it was one of the first
churches I entered as I began my
ministry in a mining area. It was
obvious that the church had been
prayed in for many years and
when I'd visit there, there was no
doubt that faith was an important
part of the lives of those who
worked underground even if it
was not always expressed in
some of the more traditional
ways.
It was a fitting tribute to the
words of the Psalmist who wrote:
Thou who has done great things,
O God, who is like thee? Thou
who has made me to see many
sore troubles will revive me again;
from the depths of the earth Thou
will bring me up again (Psalm
71:10)." We get beyond our
tragedies and disasters because
we know that in God they will not
be the end that hope has sus-
tained us since the Lord rose, and
we will not be disappointed in it.


Letters to the Editor -


Pollution issues
Dear editor:
There is an important point
missing from the current debate
over what to do with polluted
Lake Okeechobee water. Flood-
ing the fields in the Everglades
Agricultural Area (EAA), in addi-
tion to being nearly impossible
without also flooding towns,
highways, hospitals and other
public facilities, would destroy the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP) and
therefore kill the Everglades. That
is too high a price to pay for a
minor Band-Aid for the Caloosa-
hatchee and St. Lucie Rivers,
which can only be permanently
restored by going forward with
the balance of the CERP program.
If people want to "save" the
rivers from discharges of dirty
water from the Lake, they should
focus on saving CERP.
It is unrealistic to flood the EAA
for many reasons. One is because
the system has been changed so
much that the farm land could
hold only a fraction of the water
being released into the estuaries,
for one thing, and once they're
flooded the problem would be
right back where it started. And
it's unrealistic because that farm-
land does not belong to the sub-
urban communities that filled in
their own wetlands and now
want to flood someone else's
property in order to enhance their
own. And it's further unrealistic
because polluted water *sent
south onto farms would keep
going south and kill the Ever-
glades, which is now finally
recovering because of the years of
effort and millions of dollars
invested by the public-private
partnership of farmers, state and
federal governments working
together for restoration.
It's also true that farmer and
cattle ranching north of the Lake
is a major contributor of the nutri-
ents causing the problems in the
lake and estuaries. Sugar farmers
reduced the phosphorus load in
their runoff years ago, and most
of their water drains south. Back
pumping to the Lake is less than
three percent of the Lake's inflow.
Most of the phosphorus now
embedded in the Lake's dirty mud
sediment came from the north,
and most of the phosphorus still
flowing into the Lake comes from
the same direction. That's why
the state-federal plans to restore
the Everglades-Lake Okee-
chobee-Kissimmee River ecosys-
tem include major water storage
and filtering systems north of the
Lake.


South of the lake, sugar farm-
ers have reduced the phosphorus
content of water at their own
expense, and on their own land,
in addition to paying a special tax
to build the large Storm water
Treatment Areas that now are fil-
tering water from coastal com-
munities as well as from the farm-
ing area. This partnership with
public agencies is what has res-
cued the Everglades and what
underlies the $10 billion-plus
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Project adopted by
Congress.
Carl Peny
2nd Generation Sugarcane
Farmer

A big thanks
Dear editor:
I would like to take the time to
thank the construction workers
at the sugar mill for all that they
have done to make sure some of
our Clewiston residents had a
good Christmas. The Clewiston
Police Department quietly assists
local families with food, toys and
clothes during the holidays. This
year we were not too sure how
things were going to go with this
effort. We have found that fund
raising efforts, for many different
organizations, have been difficult
(at best) since the storm.
I received a visit from a
Louisiana native who is working
here in our city, for Sugar. She
said that a number of the work-
ers felt the need to help our citi-
zens during the holiday and
could we please give them a
direction to go in. Well, we
joined forces, a challenge was
given to all the contractors at the
U.S. Sugar facility and Christmas
arrived on time for a number of
our families.
However, the greatest Christ-
mas for me, personally, was
when the toys that were collect-
ed were delivered. You see, all of
the vehicles that brought the
items had Louisiana tags on
them and the gentlemen that
were delivering had some REAL-
LY strong Cajun accents. My fel-
low officers and I commented
that perhaps they needed to
bring some of the abundant
items to their home state. These
wonderful gentlemen put us at
ease by telling us that they
arranged for Santa to visit their
home state too. What a blessing!
To all of the contractors, local
and visiting, thank you so much
for looking out for fellow
mankind. Not only were toys col-
lected gift cards for Wal- Mart
and U-Save were given.


And just when you think that
things have gone so well they get
even better. The Seminole Tribe,
through Chief Cypress, spon-
sored some families also. The
families received toys, gift cards
and grocery certificates from the
Seminole Tribe. We thank Chief
Mitchell Cypress and his repre-
sentative Sgt. Barbara Aiken for
making it possible to serve so
many families.
And it gets even better. We
then received a call from Fred
Dyess at Human Resources for
the Sugar Company. He had sur-
plus turkeys that the union want-
ed to offer us. We delivered
about 200 turkeys in time for
Christmas Dinners!
It is truly a pleasure and a


blessing to serve the Sweetest
City in America. I know most of
us felt the stress after the storm
and seeing our fair city working
hard to get back to working order
has been very heartening. The
gifts given for our families just
prove, once again, that this is the
sweetest place one could live!
Thank you so much, to all of you
who gave, especially when hav-
ing such a great need yourselves.
And to Fred Dyess and the union
members, there were a lot of
families having a Christmas din-
ner they truly did not expect. You
are appreciated.
With respect and admiration
to you all,
Kristine Petersen
Clewiston Police Department


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Crime Stoppers


Hendry County Sheriff's Office


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the com-
munity to help locate a wanted
fugitive as of
Jan. 6,2006.
His name is
Malcolm J. Har-
vey. He is
described as a
Black male,
D.O.B: Jan 25,
1987. He is five
feet seven inch-
es tall and Malcolm J.
weighs 130 Harvey
pounds he
has black hair and brown eyes. His'
last known address is S.W. Main
Street, Belle Glade.
He is wanted for Felony:
1) Failure to appear; aggravated
battery on a pregnant person; viola-
tion of supervised own recogni-
zance for aggravated battery on a
pregnant person; domestic battery.
2) Failure to appear: Burglary


with assault/battery; sexual bat-
tery; battery; violation of super-
vised own recognizance for burgla-
ry with assault/battery.
3) Failure to appear; burglary of
a vehicle; violation of supervised
own recognizance for burglary of a
vehicle.
4) Violation of supervised own
recognizance; burglary with
assault/battery.
Misdemeanor: Failure to
appear; domestic battery.
Traffic:
1) Failure to appear:
No/improper Driver's License.
2) Violation of supervised own
recognizance: No/improper Dri-
ver's License.
If you have any information on
the whereabouts of Malcolm J.
Harvey, call Crime Stoppers of
Palm Beach County at (800) 458-
TIPS (8477). You may remain
anonymous and could be eligible
for a cash reward.


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an automatic indi-
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listed in the following report
wishes to contact the newspaper
upon final disposition of their
case, may do so forpublication.
Arrests made
LABELLE: Hendry County
Sheriff's Office School Resource
Officers have arrested four juve-
niles for trespassing and burglary
at the Hendry County School Bus
Barn in LaBelle. According to
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, the four juve-
niles cut the fence at the bus barn
to gain entry to the property then
broke into approximately 13
school buses and removed the
fire extinguishers discharging
them on the ground and throwing
the empty, extinguishers into a
nearby canal.
The four juveniles subsequent-


ly returned to the bus barn com-
pound through the cut in the
fence and entered approximately
19 more buses removing the fire
extinguishers and discharging
them and throwing the empty
extinguishers into the same canal
as they did the previous ones.
Damage to the fence and the fire
extinguishers were approximate-
ly $1,800. The four juveniles were
charged with Burglary to a Con-
veyance, Theft of Fire Exinguish-
ers, Tresspass on School Grounds
and Criminal Mischief and turned
over to the Division of Juvenile
Justice.
MONTURA: One adult two
juveniles arrested for Montura
theft.
Hendry County Sheriff's
Deputy Juan Soto responded to a
report of a burglary at 555 North
Cabbage Palm' Street in' Montura
on Jan. 8, 2006. The residence
had been entered and several


DVD movies, a CD player and jew-
elry were stolen. A shed located
on the premises had also been
entered and an ATV was missing.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Deputy
Soto conducted the investigation
and recovered missing jewelry,
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also located the ATV which was in
a canal about 300 feet north of the
victim's residence. Christopher
Lee Miles, age 19, of 565 Cabbage
Palm in Montura, and two juve-
niles were charged with burglary
and vehicle theft.


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fourth annual 5-Alarm Fashion
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This exciting fashion extrava-
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Beach County's families.
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"We are all excited about
doing something to benefit needy
children. This is a really great way
to give back to the community,"


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"I am pleased to serve as chair
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2006, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at City
Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle
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Holmes family lived in Fort Drum; raised a family


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
Addie Holmes Emerson was
born in Fort Drum in 1901. In 1982,
she gave this talk at Indian Ham-
mock. It was recorded for the
Okeechobee News by the late
Twila Valentine.
Mrs. Emerson stated:
"I want to say I am a product of
the area. I was born right in Fort
Drum, I used to fish in Boggy
Branch So our old homestead was
right up here-200 acres of a
ranch-farm. I am one of 14 chil-
dren. My mother married my father
when he had nine children. I asked
her, 'Mother, whatever possessed
you to marry a man with nine
kids?' She said, 'He looked like he
needed some help.' That was her
answer to my question. I had nine
half-brothers and sisters. My par-
ents were married in 1895. She was
from Orlando, and had come
down on Captain Johnson's boat
on the Kissimmee River and met
my father in Fort Basinger in May of
1895 and they were married.
"But just before that, she had a
sister, Aunt Ada Chandler, who
lived in Basinger. She and mother
were invited to come over and visit
in Mr. Holmes' home before they
were married. At that time my


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brother, Teat Holmes, was a little
boy about five or six years old. My
father went upstairs in the old farm-
house. It had a barracks on the sec-
ond story. The boys slept upstairs.
The girls slept downstairs. And, so,
my mother and my aunt had to use
my father's bed downstairs. My
brother Teat, walked up to my
mother and said, 'That's my pa's
bed.' He wasn't about to have 'that
woman' sleeping in his father's
bed!
"The old house was one room
thick, which was the customary
type of building which they built in
those days. There were plenty of
windows and doors. Right through
the middle of the house went a
breezeway. And that's just what it
was for the breeze, and you
walked through it. There were long


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she met and married Henry Holmes.


porches on each side, the front and
the back. The kitchen was like the
old Southern style of building with
the kitchen away from the house.
The shingles on the roof were
hand-split shingles and the porches
had truncheon floors, very thick. It
was a log split down the middle
and.then fixed in such a way that
they pushed them together and
made your floor.
"There was a three acre grove
around the old house. The old trees
were so tall, that when they


shipped fruit, it took a 30 foot lad-
der to get the oranges out of the top
of those trees. We had about three
or four grapefruit trees, but most
were orange trees; Parson Brown
was the name of the orange that
was popular. Then came the freeze
of 1895. The trees all froze and they
had to cut them way back to about
head high-almost down to the
stump. But the trees came back
and survived.
"There were stables with a sad-
dle room with all the harness and


everything in it. You couldn't mess
with the cow ponies they didn't
care about anything but the man
-who rode them. They were not
horses for kids to play with. My
father's cow pony, Tom would lay
back his ears every time we'd get
near him, so we knew to stay away.
He was not good for kids. My father


always said he was the best cow
horse he'd ever seen. He could go
ten or twelve hours a day and never
falter. But we had old Molly and she
was the family horse. We could,
well, ten of us could get on her and
it didn't make any difference to her
at all. She'd walk under the clothes-
line and push us all off into the dirt."


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increase your chances of living
longer and improving your health.
Several years ago, I wrote a
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"real" or "biological" age as
opposed your chronological age.
Books on this topic by Dr. Michael
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and feel, but also how long you
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Most of these books include
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION


Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida,
General Election will be held on March 14, 2006, between
the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of
electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3)
years. There will be one commissioner elected representing
Seat "C", one commissioner elected representing Seat "D"
and one commissioner elected representing Seat "E".
Candidates must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle
Glade.


The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will
be January 31, 2006, beginning at noon, and the final day
for filing will be February 14, 2006, at noon. Candidates
must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida,
during regular office hours until said date and time. Each
S candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large.


Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026,
6028 and 6030 are qualified to vote in this election. To
qualify as a registered voter for this General Election, you
must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections by February 13, 2006.

In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the
votes cast for the particular office that such candidate seeks
in this particular election, a Run-Off Election shall be held
on March 28, 2006, between the two candidates who
receive the largest number of votes for that particular seat.

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CLEWISTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL INVITES YOU

TO OUR FIRST ANNUAL STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS.











When: Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: 601 Caribbean Avenue in Clewiston, (USSC Research Building)
Child care and snacks to be provided.

Specific information on enrollment, tuition, grade offerings, after-care and
employment, will be provided. For those.not able to attend, information will be
available on-line at a later date.

Be sure to visit us on-line at www.clewistonchristian.org for updates.

To contact us please call 983-5388 or e-mail us at info@clewistonchristian.org.
You may also write to us at PO Box 129, Clewiston, FL 33440.

Enrollment will begin February 1st. School opens in August 2006.

CCS is pleased to announce our partnership with The King's Academy of West
Palm Beach. TKA will partner with CCS in the areas of:
1) Philosophy
2) Curriculum
3) Staffing
4) Training and In-service
5) Consultation and Shadowing
Specifics of our partnership are available on-line.

CCS is committed to excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.

CCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

Clewiston Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and eth-
nic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded
or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national or ethnic origin or gender in administration of its educa-


tional policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other
school-administered programs.

CCS humbly thanks God for his provision through the community to allow
Clewiston and the Glades to experience the long-needed value of a Christian
school. We ask for your prayers and support as we continue this incredible
journey.
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Thursday, January 12, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee EDUCATION 9


School Happenings

Eastside Elementary
Welcome Back! We hope that everyone had a wonderful
Christmas holiday. It is great to be back in school and on regular
schedule. Parents, please remember that school begins at 7:50
a.m. and is dismissed at 2:30 p.m. Also, students are now attend-
ing enrichment classes again, so please make sure your child
wears appropriate shoes on P.E. day.
Report cards
Report card day is Tuesday, Jan. 10. Be sure to ask your child
for his/her report card. If you are unable to attend parent/teacher
conferences on Wednesday, please call the school to set up an
appointment to meet with your child's teacher.
Accelerated reader
Students are plugging away at reading each and every day at
Eastside. Students are once again working towards their A.R.
goals each week. Please make sure that your child brings home
a book every night to read. We recommend that students read
for at least 20 minutes each night.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 16. School. will
resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17 Have a great "long" weekend.
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Bonita Springs Middle School giving out books and
stuffed animal presents to the students before Christmas.

Central Elementary
Students, faculty, and staff are so glad to be back at our own
school! Again we want to thank Westside Elementary for shar-
ing their school with us. A breakfast to honor them was held
the first morning teachers and staff reported back in Central's
cafeteria.
There are so many we want to thank for all of their help and
donations to our school. First, we would.like to thank the
Rotary Club for their donations of English/Spanish dictionaries
to all 3rd grade students. We would especially like to thank
Bonita Springs Middle School and Joy Cooper's group for com-
ing over before Christmas and giving every child in our school a
book and a stuffed animal. They also provided juice and cook-
ies for the students to eat while they opened their stuffed ani-
mal presents.
We would also like to thank all of the parents, churches,
businesses and any individual who helped our students and
families personally in need to recover from the hurricane. Many
clothes, toys, and school supplies were given to those with per-
sonal losses from the hurricane. We can't say enough for all of
the help we received from our wonderful community!
Finally we would like to thank all of those from all of the
Maintenance Departments who had the school ready in record
time for our students to be able to start the New Year in their
own school.
Report cards went home Tuesday, Jan. 10 and parent
teacher conferences were held the following evening. If you
were not able to attend please feel free to call the school and
set up and appointment with your child's teacher.
There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of
Martin Luther King Day.
Clewiston Middle School
Clewiston Middle School students and teachers are hard at
work on math and reading skills in the New Year and we are
proud to announce the current top 10 accelerated readers.
They are in order of point ranking: Aimee Young, Luis Dieguez,
Morgan Jones, Cassandra Paniagua, Kevin Patel, Jena Case-
man, Sarah Espinoza, Elijah Fedele, Zachary Martinez, and Brit-
tini Lallo. Congratulations to these students and keep up the
good reading!
Report cards were issued on Jan. 10 and parent conferences
will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. All parents
are encouraged to attend. The Honor Roll breakfast will be held
Jan. 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
The supplemental Educational Services (Title I) tutorial and
Safe and Smart Futures after school programs will resume
operations on Wednesday, Jan 11. Classes will run until 4:25
p.m., so bus students in the after school programs were given
parent notification letters in Spanish and English. Call Mrs.
Jones or Ms. Akin at 983-1530 for additional information.
The basketball teams are doing well with a record of 5-1.
The first annual "Family and Friends" night will be held at the
next home game on Jan. 12. The girls will play at 4 p.m. and the
boys at 5 p.m. Come and support the teams. There will also be
home games on Jan. 17.


CHS Spanish classes celebrate 2005


By Louis Lillard
Clewiston High School Span-
ish classes continue to celebrate
Florida's recognition of 2004 and
2005 as the Years of Foreign Lan-
guage study. Each of the 13 states
within the Southern Conference
of Language Teachers (SCOLT)
region (of which Florida is a
member) has elected to partici-
pate in the American Council of
Teachers of Foreign Languages
(ACTFL) goal to bring foreign lan-
guages to the national forefront.
The Spanish teachers at CHS
hope to encourage students tak-
ing foreign languages to have a
greater awareness of the increas-
ingly global dimensions of study-
ing another language. There have
been several activities over the
past year that allowed the Spanish
Club and Spanish Honor Society
to highlight the learning of foreign
languages as well as to use their
foreign language skills.
Last year, Clewiston High
School's Spanish Club sent a copy
of the state's Proclamation of the
Years of Foreign Language Study
to Hendry County's School
Board. Last October 12, 2004, (El
D'a de la Raza) the school board
approved an adapted version of
the proclamation creating a coun-
ty recognition of Clewiston High
School's Spanish Club, Spanish
Honor Society (Sociedad Hono-
raria Hispanica), Spanish Classes
and other aspects of the high
school's language programs.
Labelle High School was included
in the decree as the proclamation
was countywide. The text of the
proclamation: recognized the
importance of the cultural her-
itage of other minority and His-
panic speaker student popula-
tions. It drew upon the fact that
Governor Jeb Bush signed a
proclamation designating 2004
and 2005 as the Years of Foreign
Language Study. Finally, it recog-
nized the importance of foreign
language study, which was for-
malized in the No Child Left
Behind Act, which designated for-
,eign languages as a core academ-
ic area.
CHS students intend to further
celebrate this event by dedicating
study time to the Spanish author,
Miguel de Cervantes. This is the
four-hundredth year since the
publication of the famous Span-
ish novel, The Ingenious Gentle-
man Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The novel Don Quixote of La
Mancha (some call it the first
novel written in Spanish or Eng-
lish) was first published in 1605.
Students in Senor Lillard's Span-
ish Speaker 3 class read the first.
half of the book and wrote their
own interpretations in English
and Spanish for presentations
later in the semester. They plan to
present their version of the novel
in English to the elementary
schools. Students' names are:
Miguel Villa (Don Quixote), Dora
Hernandez (Dulcinea), Anthony
Perez (the inn keeper), Brenda
Fernandez (Sancho Panza), Julian
Gonzalez (Knight of the Mirrors
and Knight of the Moon), and
Zulay Arnaldo (Narrator).
Remaining students will play
other important parts and keep
the set flowing: Maria Perez,
Juanita Perez,. Arelie Beltran,
Rocio Heredia and Edgardo
DePaz. Several of these students
are on the Spanish Conference
team and will take their Spanish
version of Don Quixote de la Man-
cha to Orlando in April 2006 to
enter their interpretation inti
competition.
Last year, May 4, 2005, the
Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad
Honoraria Hispanica) inducted 56
students into its membership. In a
candle-lighting service that
included recitation of two poems,
the Spanish Honor Society con-
cluded the year with a format,
induction service. Several par-
ents, visitors and guests attended
the induction service, which was


held in solemn respect for the two
years of B average grades in Span-
ish classes. Students from Mrs.
Lopez and Mr. Lillard's second
and third year classes were hon-
ored for maintaining an honor's
average in Spanish. Former- offi-
cers (President Juan Ramirez,
Secretary Yesenia Mendoza and
Vice-President Claudia Pruden-
cia) led the induction service.
Clewiston High School Span-
ish Honor Society (Sociedad Hon-
oraria Hispanica) inducted 56 stu-
dents Wednesday night (May 4,
2005) at the CHS Auditorium. In a
candle-lighting service that
included recitation of two poems,
the Spanish Honor Society con-
cluded the year with a formal
induction service. Several par-
ents, visitors and guests attended
the induction service, which was
held in solemn respect for the two
years of B average grades in Span-
ish classes. Students from Mrs.
Lopez and Mr. Lillard's second
and third year classes were hon-
ored for maintaining an honor's
average in Spanish. President
Juan Ramirez, Secretary Yesenia
Mendoza and Vice-President
Claudia Prudencia led the induc-
tion service. Inductees were:
Juliana Alfonso, Steven Barnes,
Evan Brobston, Tiffany Carter,
Amber Ferguson, Andres Fuentes,
Diana Holligan, Iciara Lyman,
Brittany McNeal, Melissa Milian,
Christina Morten, Gelacio Pani-
agua, Ruby Perez, Marissa Pope,
Joey Reyes, Aura Reyes, Nancy
Rivera, Heidi Rodriguez, Bianca
Sandoval, Araceli Sierra, Alejan-
dra Urias, Katie Vita, Maranda
Waddell, Pan Wang, Kendrick
Ward, and Warren Wood.
Joey Reyes, president of the
Sociedad, has planned to incor-
porate the idea behind the 2005
proclamation into requesting
Sociedad members to tutor other
students in Spanish when
requested. The Sociedad also is
participating in a weekly canned
goods.drive for hurricane victims.
This past summer two mem-
bers of the Spanish Club traveled
to Spain during the month of
June. Senor Lillard accompanied
Reuben Billie and James Hainley
on their 14-day stay. The trip cov-
ered glimpses of the entire coun-
try of Spain from Southern Spain
of Fuenjirola, Seville, Cordoba to
the central capital city of Madrid
and the city of Toledo; finally end-
ing up in Northern Spain in
Barcelona. The two student trav-
elers and their teacher joined
other students and teachers as
they toured with a group under EF
(Educational Foundations) Stu-
dent Travels. Both students found
their skills in Spanish to improve.
Reuben, who had no experience
in Spanish, found that pointing
and showing money worked for
most purchases he made. James,
who has taken a first course in
Spanish, was able to practice
speaking Spanish in a true immer-
sion setting. The duo found there
was plenty of opportunity to mix
both with the other American stu-
dent travelers as well as to
encounter Spanish people. Mr. Lil-
lard was very proud of the CHS
students. He felt that the travel
was right in keeping with the


scope of the 2005 Year of Foreign
Language studies.
The Spanish Club is also active
in creating awareness of academ-
ic achievement. It has raised the
bar on its club membership by
requiring a C average or better to
travel on any Spanish Club trip.
Students are required to submit a
copy of their report card along
with the parent permission slip.
President Nancy Rivera
announced that the Year of Lan-
guage Proclamation had encour-
aged the officers of the Spanish
Club to incorporate an academic
element. Any member wanting to
participate this year must have a C
average or better to travel on field-
trips.
Mr. Lillard is pleased to see the
response of students to the coun-
ty, state and national proclama-
tions. He feels that students are
showing strong signs of maturity,
good decision-making and pride
in their self-images. He looks for-
ward to additional positive
actions in response to the 2005
Year of Foreign Language Study


proclamation.
Mr. Lillard is proud to see the
response of Spanish Club mem-
bers and Spanish Honor Society
members in light of recent hurri-
cane situations both in the state
and the surrounding community.
Despite the losses or individual
circumstances of the students,
both groups have decided to start
the healing process by continuing
to contribute to hurricane relief
efforts with the Salvation Army
and Red Cross. The 25-year veter-
an club sponsor notices that the
students have matured in their
insights toward concern for fami-
ly and civic responsibilities, which
he delightfully notes is a growing
sign of increased community con-
sciousness, self-awareness and
reactivity; also known as social
awareness, self-determination or
self-actualization. Lillard intends
to assist the students in realizing
their demands to help their com-
munity heal after such a devastat-
ing natural disaster. But he feels
that his students have already
started the healing process.


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The Palm Beach County Cultur-
al Council is accepting applications
for the Community Cultural Devel-
opment Fund: Small and Emerging
Cultural Organizations and Com-
munity Projects (Category C-I);
and the Community Cultural
Development Fund: Mid-Sized
Institutions (Category C-II). A total
of $800,000 will" be granted
between these two programs.
The Cultural Council will con-
duct five application-assistance
workshops throughout the County.
Please see the workshop schedule
below. Applications are currently
available on the Cultural Council's
Web site: www.palmbeachcul-
ture.com, http://www.palmbeach-
culture.com/.
The Community Cultural Devel-
opment Fund: Small and Emerging
Cultural Organizations and Com-
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gram seeks to preserve cultural
heritages and traditions through
the arts, significantly advance cul-


tural opportunities for children and
youth, and create opportunities for
Palm Beach County residents to
experience culturally diverse, inno-
vative and excellent cultural pro-
grams and projects. The grant is
open to small and emerging cultur-
al organizations and to community
based-nonprofit organizations
with excellent cultural arts pro-
grams that reach out to under-
served communities in the County.
Application deadline is Feb. 21.
The Community Cultural Devel-
opment Fund: Mid-Sized Institu-
tions (Category C-II) seeks to
expand and promote cultural festi-
vals and programs which directly
develop and enrich the Palm
Beach County community by fund-
ing cultural institutions that attract
and satisfy residents and/or visitors
and that improve the quality of life
in Palm Beach County for all resi-
dents. The program is open to mid-
sized cultural organizations with
programs offered to residents and
visitors in the County. Application
deadline is Feb. 13.
Each program has dislinci qual-
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aged to review the guidelines
before submitting an application.
The Palm Beach County Cultur-
al Council administers the Cultural
Development Fund programs
under contract with the Board of
County Commissioners. Final
funding is dependant upon County
Commission approval.
Application Assistance Work-
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These free workshops will
review guidelines and eligibility
(also available on the Web site),
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encouraged to attend one session,
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ORLANDO The deadline for
Florida residents affected by Hurri-
cane Wilma to apply for
federal/state disaster assistance
has been extended to Thursday,
Jan. 19, say officials from the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and Flori-
da's State Emergency Response
Team (SERT).
"We want to make sure every
Floridian has had the opportunity
to apply and receive the assistance
for which he or she is eligible,"
Justin DeMello, federal coordinat-
ing officer, said. "Don't prejudge
yourself, call and apply by Jan. 19."
The first step in applying for aid
is to register with FEMA. There are
two ways to register: Log on to
www.fema.gov, or call (800) 621-
FEMA (3362) or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for those with speech or
hearing impairments. Both lines
are available 24/7. Residents are
urged to register for assistance
only once registering multiple
times may cause delays in the
assistance process.
"The state team is committed
to working with our federal part-
ners in meeting the needs of
Floridians who were affected by
Hurricane Wilma," Craig Fugate,
state coordinating officer, said.
"Extending the deadline ensures
that we can be as thorough as pos-
sible in this vital endeavor."
Those who suffered losses
from the hurricane have a variety
of assistance programs available
to them as they seek to recover in
the storm's aftermath. Individual
Assistance can include grants to
help pay for temporary housing,
home repairs and other disaster-
related expenses not covered by
insurance or other aid programs.
Low-interest disaster loans from
the U.S. Small Business Adminis-
tration (SBA) are also available to
cover residential and business
losses not fully compensated by
insurance. Grants do not have to
be repaid, but loans from the SBA-
must be repaid.
To be considered for such aid,
individuals must have sustained
losses or damage from Hurricane
Wilma and reside in a county that
has been designated eligible for
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The following counties have been
designated: Brevard, Broward,
Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian
River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
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the opportunity to apply and receive the assis-
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IMMOKALEE An investiga-
tion by Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
officers has confirmed an
Immolalee homeowner's report
that a Florida panther killed his pet
Chihuahua. The attack occurred
around 8 p.m., Dec. 12.
The homeowner said he
shined a light out of his window
after hearing the dog yelping. He
said a few minutes later the pan-
ther retreated to the woods with
the small dog. The homeowner
reported the incident to the FWC,
which dispatched law enforce-
ment officers to investigate.
When officers arrived, the pan-
ther and dog were gone, but there
was blood on the ground. An offi-
cer and a biologist returned to the
scene the following morning and
found the fresh tracks of a male
Florida panther.
Before the attack, the Chihuahua
and another pet dog were tethered
by cable in the side yard of the resi-
dence near adjacent woods. There
was no fence between the dogs and
the forest area. The property is sur-
rounded by many acres of wildlife
habitat, connected to areas often
used by panthers.
This is the second report of a
Florida panther attacking a domes-
tic dog in 20 years. The last one was
in the late 1980s, however, the dog
involved in that attack was not seri-
ously injured. In 2004, a Florida
panther killed two domestic goats
and an emu near Ochopee.
Interactions between Florida
panthers ard humans are rare. The
cats hunt at night and generally are
afraid of people. There has never
been a reported injury or death of a
human caused by a Florida pan-
ther.
FWC law enforcement officers
are paying repeat visits to the site
where the dog attack occurred.
The homeowner told officers he
was particularly concerned
because the family runs a small
daycare center out of the house
during the day. However, he said
.the family has taken measures to
ensure the safety of the children.
Panther experts advise parents
living in Florida panther country to
watch children whenever they play
outdoors, and make sure they are
inside before dusk and not outside
before dawn. Parents should also
talk with children about Florida
panthers and teach them what to
do if they encounter one specifi-
cally, not to approach the cat, not to
run and not to crouch down


(which would make children
appear smaller).
The Florida panther has been
recognized as an endangered
species for nearly 40 years. Experts
believe there are between 70 and
100 living in the wild. Scientists use
radio collars to monitor the move-
ments and behavior of about a
third of the known Florida panther
population.
FWC, the National Park Service
and the U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service
work together to respond to Flori-
da panther incidents and to edu-
cate and inform the public about
ways to live safely with wildlife,
including the Florida panther. A
fact sheet on Living Safely in Florida
Panther Country is available at
MyFWC.com/panther.


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Community Briefs


Kids are
for the birds
The Big "O" Birding Festival
Committee is planning something
new this year, a "Kids are for the
Birds" activity day in Tom Perry
Memorial Park in Moore Haven.
Build birdhouses, learn about
Florida's 15 species of bats, what
flowers you should plant to attract
native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and vendors
are welcome. For more informa-
tion call (863) 946-0300 or e-mail


twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.
Volunteers needed
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-
Hendry County Big "O" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday-Sunday,
Jan. 27-29 at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven. Volun-
teers are needed to install signage,
help set up tables, man registra-
tion booths and serve as ambassa-
dors for gloriously natural Glades
County and America's Sweetest
Town. For more information call
(863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.


Big 0 birding festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big O Birding Festival to be
held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven, with tours in
Glades and Hendry Counties.
This festival is a joint venture of
the Glades County Economic
Development Council, Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, and
Hendry County Tourism Develop-
ment Council to bring birders
from around south Florida for a
weekend of tours, lectures, arts
and crafts and fun. Vendors inter-


ested in participating should con-
tact Nita Choban at (863) 983-
8619. For more information, e-
mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com
or jregan@gladescountyedc.com
or visit our Web site at
www.bigobirdingfestival.com.
Post hurricane help
First United Methodist Church
of Clewiston is coordinating sev-
eral work teams coming into
Clewiston to help with debris
removal, chainsaw work, placing
roof tarps, or general labor needs
as a result of Hurricane Wilma. If


you have a non-financial need,
which we might help with, please
call 983-5269. Because of volume
and safety concerns, we may not
be able to address all requests,
but we will meet as many as pos-
sible. Priority will be given to the
elderly or incapacitated.
Workforce Innovation
Due to Hurricane Wilma, the
Workforce Innovation agency
has been forced to relocate. They
are currently in operation and are
located at 215 San Frisco Street.
Representatives from Children
and Family will also be present:


Hope Hospice
Support Groups
Mending Steps is adult grief
support in Clewiston for those
who have experienced the loss of
a loved one. For more informa-
tion, please call (239) 489-91,49 or
toll-free (866) 983-7771.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
every Tuesday, and Friday, at 8
p.m. at the Community Presby-
terian Church 407 Royal Palm
Ave.


Senator
Continued From Page 1
the problem downriver to the
gulf. He said he saw the problem
for himself on the St. Lucie last
summer and was "absolutely
dumbstruck" by the lack of
wildlife on and around the river.
The answer, he said, is to com-
plete the Everglades Restoration
started several years ago. He said
he had to fight for the $140 million
federal match for the 20-year, $8
billion project.
The Everglades can never be
returned to its original .state
because of the heavy population
and agriculture based in South
Florida. He noted that Everglades
Restoration is a compromise that
includes ponding and water filter-
ing areas, closing some dikes,
deep injection wells and restoring
the Kissimmee River to its original
path.
Water quality in South Florida
remains "one of my top projects,"
he said, indicating it has biparti-
san support.
Oil
The oil industry is intent on off-
shore drilling on Florida's west
coast, which provided him with
his first opportunity in his years as
a U.S. senator to filibuster. He and
his colleague, U.S. Senator Mar-
tinez, are "joined at the hip on this
one," he said, dead set against
opening up Florida's environmen-


INI/Patty Brant
Sen. Bill Nelson is flanked by Immokalee grower Daniel
Samet, left,. and Executive Director of Gulf Citrus Growers
Association Ron Hamil.


tally sensitive coastline to possible
spills.
Most of the oil in the gulf is in
Louisiana and Texas waters, not
Florida, he said, and he is not will-
ing to endanger Florida's $50 bil-
lion a year tourism economy,
which is based on Florida's deli-
cate marine life.
Also, the entire gulf area off
Florida's west coast is a restricted


airspace, the largest training and
test area for military in the coun-
try. That's why Florida didn't lose
any military bases during this last
spate of closings, he commented.
It's too important to our national
security not to keep fighting, this
fight against off shore dulling, he
added.
Pointing out the extent of plans-
to allow drilling of Florida's shore,


the senator said Secretary of Inte-
rior Gail Norton is attempting to
redraw state lines in the Gulf of
Mexico to change some four mil-
lion acres of Florida waters to be
considered Louisiana. "It's this
kind of nonsense that we're not
going to let happen," he declared.
The senator pointed out that
the U.S. is doing nothing about its
oil dependency, although he's
tried for years. The technology is
available to at least begin a switch
to other fuel sources, but the
country apparently lacks the.will.
It was pointed out that the oil
companies enjoy a 75-percent
profit rate. During the last quarter,
he said the country's largest oil
company had a $9.5 billion net
profit; while the second largest
$8.5 billion; and the third largest
$7 billion. All this while prices
continue to go up for the con-
sumer.
Agriculture
Daniel Samet of Immokalee's
TCB Farms, grows peppers and
complained that, although ag
received a lot of "lip service" after
Wilma, not one penny of relief
has been forthcoming. Mean-
while, produce is coming in from
South America and the European
Union.
Sen. Nelson agreed that Wilma
"did a job" on a lot of Florida agri-
cultl.e. following the four major
hurricanes of 2004. Department
of Agriculture emergency money
was in place and worked well in


2004, but agreed that none has
been allocated for 2005. "The
Department of Agriculture is let-
ting us down," he agreed. Wilma
also continues to damage Flori-
da's economy through loss of
jobs and the spread of citrus
canker. He asked Mr. Samet to
provide specifics to his staff so he
can get some answers to the
problem.
Sen. Nelson said ag had more
success receiving federal assis-
tance after 2004 hurricanes, but
has received no cooperation from
the White. House and FEMA after
Wilma. Hurricane Katrina and her
victims are receiving all the atten-
tion.
With Brazil trying to expand its
60 percent of the world citrus
market to a total monopoly, Flori-
da citrus troubles are com-
pounded and the same goes
for sugar, he agreed. The tariff that
equalizes the market at this time
is threatened in Congress.
Executive Director of Gulf Cit-
rus Growers Association Ron
Hamil thanked the senator for his
longtime support of the citrus
industry and mentioned that the
industry and government are in
the process of reevaluating the cit-
rus canker program. The erdica-
tion program currently destroys
all trees in a 1,900 ft. radius of an
infected tree. This may not be
necessary and they are looking
for an alternate way of dealing
with canker.


Other issues
Local citizens looked to the
senator for answers on issues like
the Abramoff lobbyist scandal.
Several residents saw lobbyists
and both parties as "out of con-
trol" and one man asked for a
special prosecutor or commission
to investigate. Abramoff has been
found guilty of bilking tribes, laun-
dering the money and using it to
virtually "buy" favors from politi-
cians through gifts and trips. The
senator wants to file legislation
disallowing acceptance of private
trips and gifts.
Overall, Senator Nelson said of
Washington at this point, "people
are too partisan, too ideological
and are hardening their positions.
,Representative government can't
work right." Sen. Nelson pointed
out that "all politics is local" and
ascribed to a guidepost in the
Florida Constitution that public
office is a public trust.
The senator said that the
biggest issue for the country is the
war in Iraq, followed by nuclear
possibilities in North Korea and
Iran and then the energy crisis.
Other questions concerned
how the federal government can
help rural hospitals and high mer-
cury levels in fish. He is also work-
ing to extend the sign up deadline
in the new Medicare prescription
drug program for senior citizens.
He also wants to change the law
to allow bulk purchase of drugs
as the VA does.


Sugar
Continued From Page 1
The sugar industry will contin-
ue to feel the effects of hurricane
damage ir many other areas
besides the farming aspect. Struc-
tural fixtures such as the refinery
and several sugar warehouses
have also suffered great amounts
of damage, and repairs could take
months to complete.
"The refinery has a temporary
roof in place and is running well.
We are very fortunate that we have
some highly dedicated and hard
working employees who have


Water
Continued From Page 1
The deadline for bids for con-
struction of the water plant ended
Dec.'14, by which time the lowest
offers received were: $13,295,000
for the water plant construction by
Widell, Inc.; $4,943,000 by Rinquist
Brothers, Inc. to complete con-
struction of the deep injection
wells; $1,732,000 by Southeast
Engineering to build additional
water production wells; and
$1,423,481 for engineering and
design fees by CDM Engineering.
The total sum of the accepted
bids amounts to $21,393,481, a fig-
ure which far exceeds the anticipat-
ed cost expected by the Clewiston
City Commission. The original
expected cost of the water plant
was projected at $12.5 million in
July of 2003, when the city declined



School
Continued From Page
towards getting accreditation,"
said Mr. Ray. "That is very impor-
tant as the school continues to
mature, and as the students are
leaving the school they will be
graduating from an accredited
school," he said.
The remaining tasks ahead for
the project include facility renova-
tions and upgrades, playground
construction, Ihbrary collection,
and technology enhancements.
The school also has begun discus-
sion with.local church organiza-
tions about possible scholarships
and financial aid options for
potential students, according to
Mr. Douglas. The school has
declared an estimated total of
$345,000 for the costs for the
remaining tasks to be completed
for the school's opening.
Parents who wish to enroll stu-
dents at the school are encouraged
to provide an early registration
deposit of $100 due to small class-
room sizes and limited spaces.
The school's mailing address will
be Clewiston Christian School PO
Box 129 Clewiston, FL 33440.


worked long hours trying to get
everything operational," said Ms.
Sanchez. "As everyone else. in
South Florida knows, it is hard to
find a roofer these days. The refin-
ery had a technologically
advanced membrane roof that
basically peeled back like a tin
can," she said.
The company had tremendous
damage to its sugar warehouses,
particularly at the Bryant Mill.
According to USSC, this was an
enormous financial hit, which will
also impact normal primary oper-
ations.
In order to store the amount of
sugar the company is producing


an option to connect to the Lake
Region after r Initiahl\e. The cost to,
join the Palm Beach County-based
water network would have cost an
estimated $18 million, and the city
opted to save money and create an
internalwater source. .
After several months of design
and planning phases, the price of
the plant was estimated to' cost
$15.5 million, an estimate provided
by CDM Engineering in late 2005.
Unfortunately, the incessant
onslaught of violent hurricanes
blowing through the state caused
construction and labor costs to rise
an estimated 40 percent,.according
to Clewiston City Manager Wendell
Johnson.
"We're going to have to deal
with these increases, because we
have no choice but to move for-
ward with this water plant," said
Mr. Johnson. "The plant is needed,
and we're going to have to become
a little, more. aggressive in our


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each day, employees have been
instructed to pile the sugar on the
concrete floors of the warehouses
and pull a huge tarp across the
sugar piles not an ideal situa-
tion, because some sugar could be
lost due to \tW afre Id i unoIFl.
Despite the somewhat .bleak
situation USSC faces in terms of its
harvest, the company says it must
keep a positive outlook about the
circumstances.
The corporation, recently stirred
up local interest in the sugar mill's
state of affairs when four colossal
boiler units were delivered via
Lake Okeechobee. The boilers,
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elforts as tar as fuind seeking," he
said.
The city will no longer receive
potable water services from U.S.
Sugar Corp., which will terminate
the services by August of 2007, by
which time the city of Clewiston
must find an alternative water
source. The city still expects to go
forward with the project, and antic-
ipates the plant will be operational
before July of 2007.
The initial funding for the plant
has been allocated from graht and
loan funding from the United States
Department ofAgriculture I USDA.i,
the Federal Economic Develop-
ment Administration (EDA), and
the Florida Senate through the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD).
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unloaded from barges and meticu-
lously transferred to the USSC facil-
ity, where a state of the art process-
ing mill is being assembled by the
company, which released an offi-
cial statement addressing the cur-
rent conditions:
"As farmers, we have got to be
somewhat optimistic. We are
going to keep on farming, keep on
coming to work each day and
doing our jobs. We are making
good. progress on the break-
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schedule to operate the largest
sugar mill in the world here in
Clewiston in 2007."


emptihasized thal "e. erN1 celi:it i.ill
be made to Ieduce the costs
The city manager has discussed
ieevaluati:on of the funding pack-
age agreed upon with the USDA,
and anticipates a possible increase
in funding from that source. Also,
the city is said to be a "prime candi-
date" for Senate Bill 444, which
provides support for alternative
water supply projects in conjunc-
tion with the SFWMD. The city
meets all of the criteria for the sen-
ate bill, according to Mr. Johnson.
The city would d also be able to
create a significant amount of addi-
tional revenue by raising impact
fees. The Clewiston.City Commis-
sion will discuss.additional funding
sources at the upcoming regular'
workshop and meeting on Jan. 19
and 23, where the city can expect
to consider additional grants and
loans, as well as discuss raising
impact fees to compensate for the
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14 SPORTS Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 12, 2006


INI/Bill Fabian
Clewiston Head Coach Willie Lee and the Tigers took on the
Glades Central Raiders at home on Thursday night. The
Tigers shocked the visiting Raiders in a dramatic comeback
win, scoring 21 points in the final minutes of the game.

CHS hoops in full swing;

Tigers rally vs. GC, 63-60


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
High School varsity boys' basket-
ball program has kicked off the
New Year with a bang, starting with
a home victory against rivals
Glades Central at Clewiston High
School.
The Tigers shocked the visiting
Raiders in a dramatic comeback
win, scoring 21 points in the final
minutes of the game. Junior guard
Reggie Gray sank a three-point shot
late in the fourth period, and put
the Tigers ahead for good with just
a minute left to play. The Raiders
(8-4) failed to make several foul
shots in the final seconds, as the
Tigers (3-2) avenged a 75-70 loss to
the Raiders earlier in the season.
The Raiders opened up the
game with a fast-paced, high-pres-
sure defensive attack that had the
Tigers on their heels. While the
Tigers struggled to make adjust-
ments, the Raiders kept scoring
high-percentage shots from the
floor, and built up a 34-25 lead by
halftime to quiet the rowdy home-
town Tiger fans last Thursday night.
Clewiston Head Coach Willie
Lee must have said something right


to his players during halftime,
because the Tigers came back onto
the floor looking as if they knew
just how to win the game, appear-
ing confident and ready to hustle.
Hustle was the name of the
game for Gray, as well as juniors
Jasper Hunter and Johnny Jones.
Gray and Hunter put up 13 points
apiece against the Raiders. Jones
added 10 points and a dominating
presence under the basket, as he
leads all Tiger scoring and
rebounding with 53 points on the
season.
The Tigers fought through the
Raiders' constant full-court press,
which eventually left open shots for
the Tigers, who closed the gap
against the visiting team that led at
one point by 11. At the end of the
third period, the Tigers were down
by three to the Raiders, 45-42.
The Tigers began their own
attack in the final stretch, going full
court against the Raiders and play-
ing great defense to hold GCHS to
just 11 points in the third period,
and 15 points in the fourth. Mean-
while, the Tigers began hitting the
open lanes being given up by a tir-
ing Central defense, and managed
to hold onto the lead after the three
pointer by Gray late in the fourth.


Sports in Brief

Baseball and Softball to hold registrations
CLEWISTON Clewiston Youth Baseball & Softball will hold
registrations for the 2006 season on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7 to 9
p.m. at the Clewiston Middle School Cafeteria. Registration fee for
these dates are $55 per child, $50 for 2nd child and $45 for 3rd child.
You must have a birth certificate to register your child. The final reg-
istration is on Saturday, Jan. 21 from.9 to 12 and the registration fee
will be $75 per child.
Clewiston Cougars board members wanted
CLEWISTON Wanted: New and improved Clewiston
Cougars board members for the 2006 year. If you think you have
what it takes to help make the Clewiston Cougar organization a
great success, please come out and vote for new board members.
The Clewiston Cougars need the help of the 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.
Overnight adventure
NAPLES, FL The Florida Division of Forestry will host an
overnight adventure at the Picayune Strand State Forest from Jan.
21-22. On Saturday, Jan. 21 enthusiastic volunteers are invited to
help improve their multiuse equestrian/hiking trail, later camp out
and eat some good food under the stars. Early Sunday morning
they will observe Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers at their roosting site
and learn first hand about the biology of this Federally Endangered
species.
Reservations are required for the RCW field trip.
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds will have the opportuni-
ty to enjoy the state forest while giving a hand. The group will meet
Saturday at 8 a.m. in the field office located in 2121 52nd Avenue in
Naples.
To make reservations, get more information or directions,
please call Carlos Bustos, recreation coordinator at (239) 690-3500
ext. 123.
Cheer and Dance sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interested in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Universe All-Stars would like to wel-
come 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
contact 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, Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups on Thursday nights
will be from 7-9 p.m. Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate.
Cost of registration is $55 per child (second child s $50 registration).
Registration after these dates will result in alate registration fee.
Coast Guard makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed on your boat. This service is
free. You will receive a cordial, informative and confidential 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.


Trey Toms takes Spiegel Invitational championship


SEBRING Moore Haven High
School's one-man wrestling team
proved to be a one-man show, as
17-year-old Trey Toms traveled to
the ninth annual Spiegel Memorial
Wrestling Tournament in Sebring
last weekend, and walked away
with the tournament title for his
weight class.
But Toms is no stranger to this
level of victory, as this year's title
was a repeat of Toms winning the
tournament last year. Toms started
off the competition with a bang by
pinning the shoulders of his 135-
pound competitor in 47 seconds of
the first round to kick off his unde-
feated run through the tourna-
ment. He closed out the finals with
an 11-0 major decision victory to
wrap the title in grand style.


Toms is coached by his mother
Kim Toms and trains with the Cow-
boy mat warriors from LaBelle
High School whose head coach
Tony Zuchegno welcomes Toms
into the Cowboy wrestling den and
is appreciated by Toms.
"Coach Zuch has really been
cool," said Toms. "He let me come
over and train with his team and
always made me feel like I was one
of them."
Toms' mother admits that this
may be an unusual arrangement,
"but it seems to lead to success for
Trey," she said. "It doesn't bother
him anymore that his mother is the
only female wrestling coach in
Florida his opponents are laugh-
ing either."


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Tiger grapplers take fourth at nine-team dual competition


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Tigers hosted their annual invita-
tional Jan. 7 and invited a total of
nine teams, which included the
Tiger hosts, Okeechobee, LaBelle,
Glades Central, Estero, Lehigh,
American Heritage, Golden Gate,
and Key West.
This marathon test of
endurance for young wrestlers
would prove to produce some
heated competition on the mat and
it would be the Okeechobee Brah-
mans emerging with the overall
victory, while Estero took second


place, the Cowboys from LaBelle
ended up third, and the host Tigers
would hold onto fourth. Lehigh fin-
ished fifth, American Heritage was
sixth, Key West was seventh, Gold-
en Gate was eighth, and the
Raiders of Glades Central rounded
out the field in tenth place.
Two grapplers earned Out-
standing Tournament Wrestler
awards and it was LaBelle's 130-
pounder Colin Sparks who defeat-
ed Glades Central's wrestler who
had placed in the state champi-
onship tournament last year. Gold-
en Gate's J. Gomez also earned his
award by dominating his weight


division for the tournament title.
The Tigers ended up winning
two of their duals while dropping
two to finish the tournament with a
.500 record. The Tigers defeated
American Heritage 36-27 and
downed Key West 49-27. Lehigh
handed the Tigers a 42-28 defeat
and the eventual tournament
champions from Okeechobee beat
Clewiston 54-18. The Tigers did
muster a trio of pins against the
Brahmans, with Jared Bacalloa
picking up a pin in the 119-pound
division, Arsenio Ramirez pinned
his 140-pound opponent, and Tiger
sensation Kris Smith continued his


winning ways with a pin against his
145-pound Brahman counterpart.
The Cowboys, who did place
third in the tournament, dominat-
ed the Raiders from Glades Central
with a 51-12 victory, beat American
Heritage 32-21, put up a good fight
-in losing to Okeechobee 47-33, and
lost a close match to the second
place squad from Estero by a score
of 47-43.
Smith and Bacalloa ended up
with perfect 4-0 records for the tour-
ney. Brandon Caulkins and Ramirez
were equally impressive with 3-1
records, while Nelson Rojas also
remained undefeated in the three


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


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

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 1.9: Cypress Lake, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7


Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 13: Estero, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 20: Cypress Lake, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: Immokalee, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 24: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Wrestling:
Jan. 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 Lake-
land
Girls Soccer:
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5
p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter, Home,
11a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home,
8p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away,
8p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away,
7p.m.


Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home,
7p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


Wild turkeys are returned to Everglades


EVERGLADES A team of
wildlife biologists from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) helped bolster
the declining wild turkey popula-
tion at Everglades National Park
this week.
The team used bait and rocket
nets to catch 19 Osceola turkeys at
private ranches elsewhere in the
state for release in the Long Pine
Key section of the park.
The relocation project, designed
to strengthen the wild turkey popu-
lation in the park, is a joint effort by
the National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion, Everglades National Park and
the FWC. It is the second such relo-
cation effort by the three groups. In
SJanuary 2000, they organized Ihe
capture and release ol 29 Osceolas
into the park, which does not allow
public hunting.
Because the birds can become


stressed and overheat during a cap-
ture in warm weather, the team
worked in temperatures under 65
degrees, according to Larry Perrin,
coordinator of FWC's wild, turkey
program. The healthy birds were
released soon after their capture.
Each bird was marked with wing
tags, and 10 birds were fitted with
small radio transmitters, so biolo-
gists can monitor their movement,
behavior, habitat use and survival
after the release.
Three private ranches, includ-
ing the Lykes Brothers Ranch,
donated turkeys.
In 2004 and 2005, remotely
operated digital infrared cameras,
including equipment donated by
the Homestead Chapter of the
turkey federation, were used to sur-
vey the population status of
turkeys. The results show the pop-
ulation is extremely low.


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Special to INI/Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
A team of wildlife biologists recently captured wild turkeys at
private ranches and released them in the Everglades Nation-
al Park. They hope to increase the wild turkey population in
the park, which does not allow public hunting..


matches in which he competed.
Adamin Trevino and Bryon
Holmes had solid outing with
records of 2-2 while Charles
Williams and Demarie Alien also
concluded the tournament with
.500 records at 1-1. Joey Cordova,
Adam Haire, and Alton Edmond all
picked up one victory for the
Tigers, as did Jamar Boykin who
saw some very tough competition
over the weekend.
"As soon as (Jamar) gets a little
more experience under him, he will
be a force to reckon with because of
his overall strength and ability," said
Tiger head coach Jess Alford.
The Tigers will head to Live Oak
next week for what their coach is
calling some of the toughest
matches they will see all year.
Suwannee is currently ranked
number one in the 1A state polls
and will be hosting the Tigers, as
well as several other squads in their
invitational. Jumping into the com-


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petitive fray will also be number
two ranked Clay County, some
number one ranked individuals
from other schools, as well as well
ranked wresters and ranked
schools from Georgia and Texas.
"This tournament will be hard-
er than anything we'll see at the
state playoffs this year," said coach
Alford. "I'm looking forward to the
competition to see just where we
sit as a team."
Coach Alford sent his thanks
out to everyone who supported the
Tiger Invitational this past week,
including everyone who participat-
ed in the Tiger carwash to help
raise funds to send wrestlers to
regionals and state this year. Many
local businesses also supported the
squad and they include McDon-
ald's, U-Save, Subway, Maxis
Screen Printing, Ms. Jane at Clewis-
ton Auto Body and the entire com-
munity! Thanks to your continued
support of Tiger wrestling.


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Lake Okeechobee's water levels continue to drop


Aweekly update from the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict
System-wide overview: Rainfall
last week was negligible District-
wide. Based on continuing discus-
sions regarding the status of Lake
Okeechobee, the estuaries and pre-
dicted drier-than-normal dry sea-
son. District staff have developed a
transitional pulse release schedule
to recommend to the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers. If forecasts for
a drier than normal dry season are
true, some models have the lake
reaching 14 feet by May.


Lake Okeechobee: Lake Okee-
chobee levels continue to drop.
Lake level is at 15.69 ft, down 0.08 ft
since last week. The lake is 0.12 ft
higher today than it was on this
date last year. The gap between this
year's and last year's stage levels
has been steadily decreasing' how-
ever, stage levels continue to be
higher than the desired levels for
optimum Lake ecological health.
The collection of January lake eco-
logical monitoring data will begin
next week.
Upper Chain of Lakes/Kissim-
mee Basin: All Lakes in the Upper


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their respective regulations sched-
ules, allowing water managers to
reduce flows through the Kissim-
mee River to Lake Okeechobee.
There continues to be water on the
restored floodplain and wildlife
counts are good. Water managers
will slowly reduce the inflows to
the restored section to prevent
damage.
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
Estuaries: Level 1 pulse releases
from Lake Okeechobee to both
estuaries began on Jan. 1, 2006.
Salinity data for the past week are


temporarily unavailable but should
be resorted by next week. Declin-
ing inflows suggest improving
salinity conditions, but conditions
remain poor.
Water Conservation Areas
(WCA)?: Water depths in the con-
servation areas continued to
decrease throughout the area
through managed releases, lake of
rainfall, and evapotranspiration
losses. WCA-1 Water depths
declined slightly and remain below
regulation schedule. WCA-3A
water depths declined slightly, and
at 10.44 ft, are below regulation


Floridians can take advantage of tax relief


TALLAHASSEE With the end
of the 2005 tax season fast
approaching, Tom Gallagher, Flori-
da's chief financial officer, encour-
aged Floridians impacted by this
year's hurricanes to take advantage
of tax and time relief measures
available.
"Many hurricane victims are still
struggling to repair their homes
and rebuild their lives," said Mr.
Gallagher. "We want to get the
word out that Floridians who were
impacted by, or helped victims of,
the 2005 storms may qualify for tax
savings or obtain extensions for
reporting and payment deadlines."
The Katrina Emergency Relief
Act, effective Sept 23, 2005, post-
pones deadlines for storm victims
to perform many time-sensitive
acts until Feb. 28, 2006. These
include filing quarterly federal


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events such as hurricanes. Victims
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last year's taxes by filing an amend-


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they identify themselves as affected
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Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach,
Polk, St. Lucie and Sarasota.
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schedule. Continued water releas-
es have dropped water levels in
southern WCA-3A to 2.76 ft, which
continues to improve conditions
fro tree islands. Continued declines
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WCA-2A water levels remain above
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penings: During the past week, the
District finalized plans for an inde-


pendent Herbert Hoover dike analy-
sis that will be presented to the Dis-
trict Governing Board on Jan. 11,
2006. Bid documents are also being
finalized for C-44 and Everglades
Acceler8 short-term financing -both
are scheduled to be bid in January.
District construction staff met with
Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA)
landowners/representatives to final-
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STA-1 W, Cell 5 into the EAA lands to
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coverlUNIMllmiLCaNRAEaLMTi Alva,
you're only minutes away from city shopping or
small town dining. Only $299,900.
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$795,000 Custome built 2 story home on
9+/- acres. Features 4BD/2.5BA and includes
many ljisj gg g h~, inning
room, a garden tub and a separate shower with
dual shower heads in the master bathroom and
that's just to name a few!
$595,000 4BD/3BA home on 1+/- acre.
Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an
above ground pool just to name a few of the lux-
uries that this beautiful home offers. There is also
a 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
includes barns, ponds & much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in
Muse sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home fea-
tures an addition with it's own entrance and much
more. The property has a pond with an island and
bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse


to design and build a lasting quality home makes
this NEW Home totally eclipse the others! Don't
buy until you've examined this beautiful 3/2 split-
floor plan home. Retire regally in the master suite
featuring his and her closets, his and her sinks,
walk-in shower plus separate tub w/shower. Relax
and sip your iced tea out on the lanai while enjoy-
ing a refreshing breeze. $229,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little home is
being i a is
commerciat ve in or use as a rentan.onverthome
into an office for future use. $99,000.







* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
fenced with outbuildings. Features a huge master
suite, ceramic tile, built in cabinets and much
more. Only $175,000.
* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about
the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious 3BR/2B MH
on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be sure to check
out the huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls,
feed room, large workshop. Lower your blood
pressure! $189,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile, tex-
tured walls, and spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
fenced with outbuildings. Features a huge master
suite, ceramic tile, built in cabinets and much
more. Only $175,000.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home, in Immokalee.
Features new carpet and vinyl and fenced corner
lot. Listed at only $155,900.
* 2.5 acres in southern Pioneer. A great weekend
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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 on .50+/- ~feg gie9W features a split
floor plan, garden'tub in masfer'bathroom and a
storage shed.
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
The mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is
surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 -100+/- Hard to find acres 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+/-


motivated seller. $149,900.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate
3BR/W % i nBg tA I .lf land.
Bonuses include new flooring, appliances and
fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only $59,900.


* 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 investment
dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwy 27firntage
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. $119,900.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle. Already
has a well and electric on the property. Enjoy coun-
try 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 secluded 2+/-
acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER! 1/2


acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized
with clean bill of health.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on
busy SR 80.
* $499,000 Build your dream country home
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 oak filled lot
on a culWDM t.CON'TM t8'1ts 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.
* $98,900 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:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more informa-
tion ab6ut 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The
lots have been nicely maintained and are close to
everything in LaBelle
* $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 HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle
Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the
dream gJf pArther.
Locatm 4"0' u ti' r /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.


* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with over
5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for Heavy
Industrail use. Currently is fully rented out to 3 busi-
nesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-l 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 commer-
cial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home for rental
income could multiply your investment! Grab this
site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning
to Business. $119,900.


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When freeze threatens;



crops get automated aid


GAINESVILLE When
freezes threaten crops, growers
rely on the Florida Automated
Weather Network for accurate
weather data to protect their
crops. In addition to delivering
weather data 24 hours daily, the
University of Florida network
helps farmers improve their irriga-
tion efficiency and provides reli-
able climate predictions months
in advance.
"Weather is still the most
important input in agriculture,
and the Florida Automated
Weather Network also known
as FAWN keeps a close watch
on changing weather conditions
around the state with 33 high-tech
stations linked to our computers
in Gainesville," said Larry Tread-
away, director of the network.
"The statewide network,
which provides weather data via
the Internet and a toll-free phone
service, is important because reg-
ular weather forecasts for cities
may be-misleading to farmers
located in cooler rural areas," he
said. "Heat trapped in concrete
and asphalt can make cities 10
degrees warmer .than farms in
rural areas. When cold weather
moves through the state, the dif-
ference can be devastating to cit-
rus, vegetables and other cold-
sensitive crops.Y
He said the weather network
saves growers more than $38 mil-
lion annually.
Started by UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences in
1998 after the National Weather
Service discontinued special fore-
casts for agriculture, the network
is now a widely used manage-
ment tool for thousands of grow-
ers around the state, Treadaway
said.
Nick Faryna, owner of Faryna
Grove Care and Harvesting in
Umatilla, said he uses the net-
work to keep track of cold weath-
er. "It is an extremely valuable
asset to those who protect our
crops from freezing tempera-.
tures," he said.
Phil Cross, senior project man-
ager of WaterConsEr\ II near
Orlando that distributes
reclaimed wastewater from the
metro area over more than.4,000
acres of citrus and other crops,


said FAWN is an important tool
for agricultural interests through-
out the state.
"The information is very valu-
able for freeze protection, and
data from the network enables
growers to shut off irrigation sys-
tems after a freeze at the earliest
possible time, thereby saving
thousands or even millions of gal-
lons of water," he said.
.Anita Simpson, owner of
Simpson Groves in Mt. Dora, said,
"FAWN is an important part of our
cold-protection plan we use the
network constantly during freeze
situations, which saves thousands
of dollars in irrigation costs."
Each solar-powered station in
the FAWN network collects
weather data and transmits it to a
computer in Gainesville every 15
minutes. The stations measure air
temperatures at two, six and 30
feet above ground, soil tempera-
ture, wind speed and direction,
rainfall, relative humidity, baro-
metric pressure, leaf wetness and
solar radiation. Real-time weather
data from the network is available
at (352) 846-3100 or (866) 754-
5732 and at the FAWN Web site:
http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu
Treadaway said growers are
looking at FAWN as a source of
reliable information not only for
cold protection, but also for
weather-driven computer models
in pest control, irrigation schedul-
ing, fertilizer rates and other man-
agement programs.
"It's all part of the growing
trend toward precision agricul-
ture," he said.
John Jackson, a UF Lake
County extension agent in
Tavares, Fla., who works with
Treadaway on the project, said
FAWN provides growers with crit-
ical information, on when it's safe
to turn off their irrigation systems
used for freeze protection.
"Some crops such as ferns and
strawberries uhilze relatively large
amounts of water to protect an
entire crop, while citrus uses
much smaller application rates
per acre to protect the tree trunk
and lower limbs," he said. "When
growers use water, they must
determine the critical tempera-
tures for crops and turn irrigation
systems on and off to keep from


reaching damaging levels while
minimizing water use at the same
time."
The planned integration of
FAWN with the AgClimate climate
forecasting system during the
next two years will provide pro-
ducers with additional manage-
ment tools, said Jim Jones, distin-
guished professor in UF's
agricultural and biological engi-
neering department.
An expert in computer model-
ing climate effects on cropping
systems, Jones said AgClimate is
operated by the Southeast Cli-
mate Consortium, which includes
UF, Florida State University, Uni-
versity of Miami, University of
Georgia, Auburn University and
University of Alabama in
Huntsville. Information available
on AgClimate includes climate
forecasts combined with risk
management tools and informa-
tion for selected crops, forestry,
pasture and livestock. For more
information, visit the AgClimate
Web site: http://www.AgCli-
mate.org.
Current FAWN monitoring sta-
tions include Alachua in Alachua
County, Apopka in Orange Coun-
ty, Arcadia in DeSoto County,
Avalon in Orange County, Balm in
Hillsborough County, Belle Glade
in Palm Beach CountyrBronson in
Levy, County, Brooksville in Her-
nando County, Carrabelle in
Franklin County, Citra in Marion
County, Dover in Hillsborough
County, Fort Lauderdale in
Broward County, Fort Pierce in St.
Lucie County, Frostproof in Polk
County, Hastings in St. Johns
County, Homestead in Miami-
Dade County, Immokalee in Col-
lier County, Jay in Santa Rosa
County, Lake Alfred in Polk Coun-
ty, Kenansville in Osceola County,
Marianna in Jackson County,
MacClenny in Baker County, Live
Oak in Suwannee County, Monti-
cello in Jefferson County, Oklawa-
ha in Marion County, Okahumpka
in Lake County, Ona in Hardee
County, Palmdale in Glades Coun-
ty, Pierson in Volusia County, Put-'
nam Hall in Putnam County,
Sebring in Highlands County,
Quincy in Gadsden County, and
Umatilla in Lake County.


LABELLE
* 2/1 MH on V2 +/- acre in the rapidly grow-
ing area. Ideal for investment! $59,000
* 3/2 DWMH w/ sunroom addition located on
a lake! It sparkles inside w/ new carpet &
paint! $116,900
* 3/2unique multi-level home located on a 1/2
+/- acre in town lot with beautiful oaks!
$199,000
PORT LABELLE
4/2 home located on an oversized corner lot
boasts a new roof & a fresh coat of paint!
$178,000
CLEWISTON
Super affordable 2/1 bungalow located
within walking distance of shopping, dining &
banking. $74,900
Cute-as-a-button 3/1 CBS in-town home w/
detached BBQ area & workshop & beautiful-
ly landscaped yard. $159,900
MUSE
2/1 MH on V +/- acre in the rapidly grow-
ing area. Ideal for investment! $59,000
4/2 DWMH located on a manageable V/2 +/-
acre. $79,900
2/2 MH located on a beautiful 1 +/- acre
homesite. $154,900
PALMDALE
Affordable 3/2 DWMH, w/ new well & water
system, located on an oversized fenced lot.
$79,900
MONTURA RANCH
2/1 MH located on 2.5 +/- fenced & gated
acres just off a main thoroughfare. $124,900
FLAGHOLE
Rare 2 +/- vacant parcel awaiting your
dream home. $159,900
Tear down home located on 2.5 +/- acres w/
six stall horse barn! Bring all offers!
$199,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- acre vacant land tracts starting at
$149,900! Call for more information!
Brand spanking new 3/2 DWMH located on
2.5 +/- acres on the main thoroughfare.
$170,000
3/2 DWMH in "as is" condition located on 5
+/- private & pristine acres. $175,000



LABELLE
Immaculate 2/2 home, located in Quail
Run S/D, boasts unbelievable upgrades
around every corner! It's a "Must See!"
$214,900
1940's home receives an extreme
makeover to transform in a 3/2 beauty with
a loft! $234,900
3/2 CBS in town home, located on a V2 +/-
acre fenced & landscaped lot, is within
walking distance of downtown dining &
shopping attractions. $239,000
3/2 CBS home, located in Laurel Oaks
S/D, boasts spacious rooms & a great floor-
plan! $249,900
Contemporary 3/2 split floor plan home
offers informal & formal living areas, a
fenced back yard & much, much more.
Located in Laurel Oaks S/D! $259,900
Well maintained 3/2 CBS house, located
in town, offers great location & a detached
enclosed workshop. $275,000
Beautifully maintained 3/2 DWMH boasts
many luxury upgrades & is situated on 3.5
+/- fenced & gated acres. $285,000


700 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL. .33975
863.675.4500
Realtors: Gregory Bone
Lisa Cleghorn
Bonnie M. Denning, CPA
Ward Dickinson
Art Fry- Joyce Gerstman
Yvonne Hallman Lisa
Herrero* Wayne
McQuaig *Paul Meador
Jesse Wallace
Phyllis-Kelley Miller
*Tracey L. Williams


* Beautiful .3 2 wo .tlor). l -Ii.atled C-n a.111
immaculately maintained homesite in the
prestigious Caloosa Harbor S/D. $299,900
PORT LARELLT
Brand new 3/2 CBS home, located close to
schools & parks, boasts fantastic upgrades
at an economical price! $225,000
Like new 3/2 CBS home, located on a
greenbelt in a booming area of Port
LaBelle, offers practical & aesthetic
upgrades that truly makes it a family oasis.
$234,900
CLEWISTON
Income .producing duplex offers (2) 2/1
apts, an almost new roof & a central loca-
tion close to schools. $215,000
FLAGHOLE
Completely renovated 3/2 DWMH boasts
phenomenal upgrades you'll have to see to
believe, a new metal roof & a new A/C
system. Motivated Sellers! $219,900



LARELTE
Beautiful 3/2 two story home, located on
4.5 +/- acres just outside of town. Bring
your horses to this one-of-a-kind country
retreat. $399,900
Brand new 4/2 luxury home, located in
one of LaBelle's best neighborhoods, is nes-
tled on a beautifully landscaped /2 +/- acre
homesite! $430,000
CLEWISTON
Quadriplex CBS apt building, located
close to schools, offers (3) 2/1 apts & (1) 3/1
apts. Annual income exceeds $27,500!
Make an offer! $319,900
Nine unit rental unit, in need of TLC,
located on an oversized corner lot across
the street from a.park & within walking dis-
tance of shopping, banking & dining, is a
money maker as annual income exceeds
$47K! $419,900
ORTONA
2"1 handicapped accessible DWMH locat-
ed on a beautiful homesite overlooking the
failed Caloosahatchee River! $425,000
FLAGHOLE
Modern 4/2 pool home w/ detached 26' x
26' workshop, 4 horse stalls, private pond
w/ dock & countless extras! $385,000
Astounding 5.32 +/- acres, backs up the
Girl Scout camp, and includes a 3/2 mobile
home with addition. Bring all offers!
$385,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
Custom built 2/2 home, located on 6.25
+/- private & pristine acres, offers country
solace beyond compare! $399,900



TLARETTE
Fairy tale' 3/2 two story home, located 5
+/- fenced & gated oak-graced acres min-
utes outside of LaBelle. Anxious Owners!
$585,000
3/2 CBS home offers a smart family-
friendly floorplan & is located in .presti-
gious Riverbend S/D. $699,900
3/2 home located on 20 +/- private acres
just a short distance from town! $700,000
Custom 2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located on
1 +/- tropical riverfront acre inspires awe!
$799,900
Interior decorator's contemporary 3/2
CBS riverfront home is "picture perfect"
and located in a great neighborhood!
$899,900
ORTONA
Spacious 5/3 custom pool home located on
5 +/- riverfront acres in a booming area!
One of the few riverfront parcels that
allows horses! $998,500
MUSE
3/2 MH located on 15 +/- beautiful acres!
$599,000


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AN tof A Clewiston, FL. 33440
863.983.8700
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Florida folic acid coalition promotes awareness program


GAINESVILLE The Florida
Folic Acid Coalition, based at the
University of Florida, is joining
with the National Council on
Folic Acid to promote National
Folic Acid Awareness Week, Jan.
9-15.
The goal of the weeklong
event is to increase consumer
awareness of the importance of
folic acid in their diet for the pre-
vention of birth defects as well as
the vitamin's many other lifelong
benefits, said Ron Lutz, a family
nurse practitioner and coordina-
tor for the Florida Folic Acid
Coalition at UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS.
"We also encourage health
care providers to promote the
benefits of folic acid in potential-
ly reducing the risk of heart dis-
ease, certain cancers and condi-
tions affecting the brain such as
Alzheimer's disease," he said.
Gail Rampersaud, a registered
dietitian and assistant in nutrition


research and education at
UF/IFAS, said folic acid is a B-vita-
min necessary for proper cell
growth. Daily intake of at least
400 micrograms of folic acid
before and during pregnancy has
been shown to reduce the risk
for serious birth defects of the
brain and spine, called neural
tube defects.
Since 1998, the Food and
Drug Administration has
required the addition of folic acid
to enriched cereal grain products
such as breads, cereals, flours,
pastas, rice and other grain prod-
ucts. According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention,
fortification has helped reduce
the rates of neural tube defects
by approximately 26 percent.
Rampersaud said the theme
of the educational campaign -
Folic Acid: You Don't Know What
You're Missing! is especially
important in light of the recent
Gallup Organization Poll for the
March of Dimes that showed


only seven percent of women cereals, rice and pastas when try-
know that folic acid must be ing to curb calorie intake," Bailey
taken before a pregnancy to pre- said. "Many women of childbear-
vent neural tube defects. Only ing age might not understand
about one-third of women of that lowering their intake of
childbearing age take folic acid enriched grains could increase
daily, their risk of having a pregnancy
Lynn Bailey, a professor in the affected by a birth defect."
UF/IFAS food science and human To get enough folic acid every
nutrition department, said that day, women should take a daily
taking 400 micrograms of folic multivitamin and include forti-
acid before and during early fied grains as part of a healthy
pregnancy from a multi-vitamin diet that includes folate-rich
or fortified foods may help foods such as orange juice, dark
reduce the risk for neural tube green leafy vegetables, strawber-
defects by up to 70 percent and ries, and legumes such as
may reduce risks for other birth peanuts and kidney beans, Bailey
defects as well. Her research on said.
folic acid was a major factor in About 3,000 babies in the
the National Academy of Sci- United States including 80
ences' decision to issue its rec- babies in Florida are born
ommendations on folic acid and each year with a neural tube
birth defect prevention, defect, resulting in substantial
"Although the popularity of emotional and financial impacts
low-carbohydrate diets is wan- on affected families. "Taking a
ing, many women still restrict multivitamin with 400 micro-
their intake of folic acid-enriched grams of folic acid every day is
grain products such as breads, such a simple thing to do yet can


return huge benefits with regard
to the health of a mother and her
children," she said.
Bailey and Rampersaud,
along with Gail Kauwell, a pro-
fessor in the food science and
human nutrition department,
oversee the Florida Folic Acid
Coalition, which is currently sup-
ported by UF/IFAS and the March
of Dimes, Florida Chapter.
The Florida coalition works
closely with the National Council
on Folic Acid in Alexandria, VA.
Other coalition members include
the Florida Department of
Health, the Florida Birth Defects
Registry and the University of
South Florida.
Adriane Griffen, chair of the
national council, said, "Consider-
ing that half of all pregnancies
are unplanned, it is especially
important that all women of
childbearing age take folic acid
daily to help prevent neural tube
defects even before they are
thinking of becoming pregnant."


She said research shows that
folic acid may reduce the risk of
other birth defects, such as heart
defects, cleft lip and cleft palate,
and may also help reduce the risk
of cardiovascular disease,
Alzheimer's disease, and colon
and breast cancer. Both men and
women may benefit from taking
folic acid to reduce risks for
some chronic diseases.
"We encourage everyone to
take 400 micrograms of folic acid
every day," she said. "The pre-
liminary research findings are
exciting, and we believe that tak-
ing adequate amounts of folic
acid can be beneficial for men
and women of all ages."
For more information about
folic acid and National Folic Acid
Awareness Week, visit the Web
site of the National Council on
Folic Acid,
www.folicacidinfo.org or the
Florida Folic Acid Coalition,
www.folicacidnow.net.


Be aware of all of your folic acid needs now


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
announces National Folic Acid
Awareness Week Jan. 9-15, 2006.
The purpose is to inform Floridi-
ans about the benefits of includ-
ing folic acid in their everyday
food and vitamin consumption.
"Folic acid is a vitamin needed
daily by all men and women,"
said DOH Deputy Health Secre-
tary Nancy Humbert, M.S.N.,
A.R.N.P. "Including folic acid in
your everyday diet reduces the
risks of certain birth defects in
infants as well as certain dis-
eases."
Folate, the naturally occurring
form of the vitamin, is found in


foods including leafy green veg-
etables, citrus fruits, peanuts,
oatmeal and cereal. It is also
added to some foods or taken as
a folic acid vitamin supplement.
Folate or folic acid is important
for proper growth and develop-
ment that helps the body to
replace cells.
Folic acid may help to reduce
the risks of many diseases and
conditions including:
Coronary heart disease and
stroke;
Certain cancers, such as
colon, breast and cervical can-
cer; and,
Diseases that affect the
brain or mental functions such as


Alzheimer's, dementia and
depression.
Folic acid is especially impor-
tant for women capable of
becoming pregnant. Many
women do not realize that up to
70 percent of certain birth
defects could be prevented
through adequate consumption
of folic acid. Studies show that
folic acid must be consumed
prior to and in the first few weeks
of pregnancy to reduce the risk of
having a baby with certain birth
defects of the brain and spine,
including spina bifida, the lead-
ing cause of childhood paralysis.
The Florida Folic Acid Coali-
tion suggests the following


amounts of folic acid per day:
Infants and children (0-13-
years-old: 65-300 mcg
Teenagers (14-18-years-
old): 400 mcg
e Adults (19-years-old. or
older): 400 mcg
Pregnant women: 600 mcg
Lactating women: 500 mcg
The Florida VitaGrant pro-
gram, an initiative of the March
of Dimes in partnership with
DOH,started in January 2005.
The program seeks to educate
women about folic acid by pro-
viding free multi-vitamins and
educational. materials. Up to
150,000 bottles of free multi-vita-
mins will be distributed yearly


the statewide through 2007. For
more information about the Vita-
Grant project, please contact
Project Manager Elizabeth
Jensen at (850) 245-4465.
DOH protects and promotes
the health and safety of all peo-
ple in Florida through the deliv-
ery of quality public health serv-
ices and the promotion of health
care standards. For more infor-
mation about folic acid, please
visit DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us/family/mch/
vg/vg.html. Additional informa-
tion about Florida's Folic Acid
Coalition Web site can be found
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More plants for year 2006


Happy New Year! Last week I
introduced a few new plants for
your Florida Yard in 2006. Here
are a few more suggestions for
landscape plants from the Florida
Nursery Growers & Landscapers
Association, our state-wide
organization of professional
growers and landscapers.
FNGLA growers have been
busy producing these plants to
make them available to con-
sumers. If you see something
below that works for your land-
scape, try contacting a local
FNGLA member nursery or gar-
den center that encourages these
high levels of professionalism.
This second group of plants
described today will include
plants that will fit into the land-
scape: a flowering shrub, two
landscape palms and a flowering
vine.
Several different species of
shrubs have been named pow-
der-puff. They are named for their
fuzzy puff-ball flower clusters that
come in various shades of red or
pink. They are all members of the
bean family, and are medium to
large in size. Powderpuffs pro-
duce several trunks with, low
branches that are covered by
compound leaves that stay green
all year.
The Dwarf Red Powderpuff
(Calliandra emarginata) is a bit.
different because of its smaller
size, and can be maintained at
heights as short as three-four feet.
This smaller height can make it
suitable for growing it in contain-
ers. It has brilliant red colored
flowers throughout much of the
warm season. The two-three-
inch round puffballs are actually
flower clusters that occasionally
produce seedpods.
A native of southern Mexico
and Central America, it is well
adapted to our local climate, and
does best in full sun and moist
(hut not damp) soil. Powderpuffs
are reported to be good for


attracting hummingbirds.
If properly placed, it will have
few pest problems. However, in
the spring these shrubs are some-
times visited, but rarely bothered
by, hordes of thorn bugs, which I
wrote about in a column a couple
years ago. (Let me know if you'd
like a copy.)
The Wild Indian Date Palm
(Phoenix sylvestris) is a specimen
plant that screams out "Welcome
to the tropics." With its slightly
curving fronds and bumpy trunk,
it is adding interest to many Flori-
da Yards.
The date palms are known for
their drought tolerance and fairly
slow growth. They are well suited
to Florida conditions if.they are
not over-watered and are provid-
ed with regular applications of
palm fertilizer. The date palms
have the typical diamond-shaped
leaf scars on the trunk of the tree,
and produce feather-shaped
fronds with nasty sharp spines at
the base of these leaves. Most are
single trunked palms, including
the Wild Indian Date Palm.
This Plant of the Year is differ-
ent from other Date Palms due to
its bluish-green leaf color. As it
matures, a skirt of aerial roots will
be seen at the swollen base of the
trunk. It is reported to be faster
growing that the Canary Island
Date Palm, so it should be a little
bit less expensive to purchase.
Date plans hybridize easily, so be
sure of what you are buying.
Also known as the Toddy
palm, the Wild Date is native to
India and Pakistan. It grows to 40
feet tall and is hardy in most of
Florida. In its native areas, the sap
from the flowers stalks is collect-
ed and boiled down for sugar or
fermented into an alcoholic bev-
erage (toddy).
Florida Thatch Palm (Thrinax
radiata) is a much smaller speci-
men palm and is a Florida native.
It may be found in the coastal
forests of South Florida, Mexico,


Central America, and much of the
northern Caribbean islands.
It is an attractive, medium
sized (to 20 feet) solitary-trunked
fan palm. With a slender, smooth
trunk, the fronds are dark green,
glossy, circular fan-shaped leaves
with drooping leaf tips. (A close
relative is the Key thatch palm,
which has shorter bluish fronds.)
It is well adapted to sunny,
well drained, lime rock based
soil, in the tropics and sub-trop-
ics. Noted for its salt tolerance,
the Thatch Palm may be a bit
more cold-sensitive than some
would like for our area of the
Sunshine State. If you have a
frost-protected area, consider this
slow growing native for your
FloridaYard.
Our final selection for the 2006
Plants of the year is a flowering
vine similar to one known to
northern transplants. Amethyst
Falls Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens
'Amethyst Falls') is a selection
from a North American native
plant that is a tamer version of its
invasive Japanese and Chinese
cousins.
Wisteria vines can rapidly
grow to cover trellises or fences,
and through most of the growing
season produce clusters of bril-
liantly bluish flowers. 'Amethyst
Falls' has been described as a
miniature version of the Chinese
or Japanese varieties. Its growth
rate is less than the exotic vari-
eties. In a few years it may reach
10 to, 15 feet tall, but lacks the
strength to tear down any wood-
en supports.
It does not appear to produce
seedpods, unlike the exotics that
reseed readily. It has an aromatic
scent that most find attractive, but
some persons say it is musky. The
blooms are attractive to hum-
mingbirds and butterflies. And, a
very young plant will bloom early,
sometimes in the nursery pot,
which is unheard of for either Chi-
nese or Japanese wisteria.


USDA grants assistance to


avocado producers in Florida


GAINESVILLE The U.S.
Department of Agriculture's For-
eign Agricultural Service approved
a petition filed by avocado produc-
ers in Florida under the. Trade
gAdjustment Assisiarn e (TAA,i for ,
;Farmers program. Producers may
Snow apply for TAA benefits as of
Jan.3.
Under the TAA program, USDA
provides technical assistance and
cash benefits to farmers and certain
fishermen if imports of a like or
directly competitive commodity
contributed importantly to a
decline in producer prices and a
loss of net farm or fishing income.
After an investigation, FAS deter-


mined that imports of avocados
contributed importantly to a
decline in avocado producer prices
in Florida during 2005 when com-
pared to the applicable 1999-2004
base-period: 7 .. -... -..
Avocado producers who pro-
duced their avocados in Florida
must apply for TAA benefits
between Jan. 3, and April 4. Pro-
ducers may obtain applications
(form FSA-229) on the Internet at
http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/efor
ms/mainservlet or from their local
Farm Service Agency (FSA) service
center. Service center locations
may be obtained by checking local
phone listings or by accessing the


Internet at http://www.fsa.
usda.gov and clicking on "your
local office." General information
about the TAA program can be
found on the prraram's Web site at
htp. \\\v.las.usd -.g '' .. ''ata
a.asp.
TAA benefits will include free
technical instructions to enhance
farming income. Financial pay-
ments will also be-made to appli-
cants who complete their technical
training by Sept. 29, and satisfy cer-
tain income criteria. Producers
receiving TAA payments may also
apply to the U.S. Department of
Labor for job retraining.


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Good Wheels, Inc., the private
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a-Ride Transportation for the
general public in Hendry and
Glades Counties.
Service areas include: The
LaBelle municipal area, Moore
Haven/Clewiston areas and new
service into Lee County.


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ALASKAN MALAMUTE- Pure-
bred, found Dec 31st on SW
16th Ave, well behaved,
loves kids, call to identify
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COW Found in vic. of 120th
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Soil Testing Tech for 3 yr
project in:
Southern Palm Beach Co,
20 mi south of Belle Glade.
Min. of 2yrs exp.
Perform soil tests,
Troxler cert. preferred.
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4.30pm.
Fax resume to:
1-866-857-9504

AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY JACKSONVILLE'S CDL
SCHOOL ANNOUNCES ITS
GRAND OPENING! *Financ-
ing Available Call For Details
(866)889-0210.


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GAPbuster is currently re-
cruiting.mystery shoppers.
Get paid to shop and im-
prove customer service. Ap-
ply now at:
www.gapbuster.com/xec
BEST WESTERN
of Clewiston
Is accepting
applications for:
housekeeping,
front desk, and
maintenance.
Apply within.
CENTRAL MOBILE HOME OF
CLEWISTON
Looking for Bi-lingual
Receptionist with good office
& telephone skills.
35hr week, 10am-5pm.
Please call for more info at
(863)983-4663
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
South of South Bay, $11.00
per hr., Drug Free Work-
place, (239)595-5388.
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
Oriver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
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(888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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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.

Irrigation Supervisor
Needed for farm in LaBelle.
Must have 2 years
previous experience with
otorola Irrinet computers.
Previous Farm experience
preferred but not required.
Apply at:
805 E. Main St., Immokalee
or call Flor Jimenez @
239-657-4421

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The classified ads


The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.

FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS


* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
* CHAPLAIN (part-time)


MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471

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

Equal Opportunity Employer


MECHANIC NEEDED
For large farming operation in
Clewiston Area. Must have
experience in repairing
John Deere equip. Call
561-248-4912 7:00am-9pm
Now Hiring for 2006 Postal
P o s i t 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.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classifeids.


HENRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Field Technician for Pt. LaBelle Utilities. A valid drivers license
is required.
Custodian must be able to work evenings.
Custodial technician light electrical work and floor cleaning.
Must be.able to work evenings & weekends.
Attendant for Recycling must be able to operate a forklift. CDL
license preferred.
All positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick
and vacation leave.
Applications must be received by January 26, 2006. Job
descriptions and applications can be obtained in the Satellite
Office in Clewiston and the Courthouse in LaBelle in the HR
Department. *
Vet Pref, EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing assistance in the
application process should contact HR.

Assistant City 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

ACCOUNTING CLERK
King Ranch-Florida, currently has a
position available for an Accounting Clerk.
Requires basic knowledge of accounting
principles and knowledge of computer
spreadsheet applications. A minimum of
1 year prior accounting / bookkeeping
and computer experience required.
Valid Florida driver's required.
Complete benefit package.
Interested candidates, Please call
(561)996-7257
EOE / Drug-Free Workplace.


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


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


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Begin The Brand New Year With A Brand New Career.
Enjoy OUTSTANDING benefits, EXCELLENT pay,
and a FUN place to work!
Bartender $9.00 plus grats
Server $5.50 plus grats
Cocktail Server $5.50 plus grats
Tad Clerk $21 avg. wlgrats
Dining Room Host .$8.00
Poker Brush $8.00
Housekeeper $9.00
Players Club $10.00
Cashier $9.50
Vault Cashier $9.50
Security Officer $10.00
Line Cook $10.00
Prep Cook $8.00

Apply in person or mail or fax resume to:
Seminole Casino, HR Dept., 506 S, 1st St., Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone: 239-658-1313 ext. 286 Fax (239) 658-8289

Seminole Casino,
the most exciting attraction in SW Flordia!
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace


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EXPERIENCE

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See Jim or Scott
for personal interview.

Great Benefits
400 New In-Stock
300 Used
$100,000 per month
advertising
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NO EXPERIENCE

$2,00000 Per Mo.
Guarantee
(While you train)

* Bonus weekly & monthly
401K
Medical Benefits
Vacation
Professional Training
See Jim or Scott
for personal interview.


1700 E. Palm Beach Rd. I- I I rI I
Belle Glade, Florida
Call TOLL FREE
1-800-876-6788 m


Social Work
P/T Learning Specialist
This PART-TIME position
will assist students with the
Student Learning Center
and provide support for the
center's operations incl.
tutor students developing &
evaluating assessment
instruments & promoting
the center to staff &
students. Reqs. Bachelors
degree &1-3 yrs. related
exp. Learn more or apply
on-line at www.pbcc.edu or
submit your completed
application package to the
Office of Human Resources
Palm Beach
Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461,
fax 561-868-3131.
EOE/AA/VP/ADA


WORK AVAILABLE IN OKEE
CNA/HHA, COMPANION
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise In
the classified.


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


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 represent the Chamber in community & regional forums.
Resumes shouldbe submitted by.
January 15th, 2006 to the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Personnel Committee,
PO. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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and the _, a.'rt o '" mu'- r.- d on,,lhiph ,lij i.:i ; ",ic c.:i-,ial
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Full llme- CT.RadlologIc Tech
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Full ume-Medlcal Technologist
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Cher,. ,, r .l i....:b.,lo.I & Scrol. I, ; ii 5C I ;.
Parr dme- PBX OperaLor
Must pc0.: c N rll- I'R 11. R-l i P 6\ .;.r-.n. 'e p 's a
plus. P,, .:,, ih n-. e .: p J plu: :..1':l ll l t. l ,
Full rnme PadLer Account Repreatntatve
3 + ,,: nr, I..-:, ,13l *r .rec.jIca l.IT..: iT:|.. i,,. i, l
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r e :.n l ,, d nri ,ipp r .-.,-,l o .,ll:
Full ume- Insurance Biller
3+yrs in a hospital or medical office setting pref.
Knowled-eable of 3rd party reimbursements, co-pays, med
terminology, UB-92, 1500 claim forms.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE

LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II (Reference,
Belle Glade) $12.80/hr. Schedules use
of public Internet computers. Assists pa-
trons with the use of3the Internet, word
processing computer network printer
and copy machines. Presents hands-on
and lecture-style computer classes to the
public. Requires HS/eq. and 2 yrs of col-
lege-level course work (must specify
60-sem./90-qtr. hrs. or AS/AA OR 1 yr.
college-level course work (30-sem./45-
qtr. hrs.) and 2 yrs exp. working in a li-
brary. Prefer exp. using Windows operat-
ing system/Internet/Microsoft Office
products. Visit www.pbcgov.com for de-
tailed job description & employment appl.
Submit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref.
doc. for receipt by 5pm 1/20/06 to Palm
Beach County HR, 50 S. Military Trail
#210, WPB, FL 33414 Fax
561/616-6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


The City of Moore Haven is accept-
ing applications for a Water Plant
Trainee and Maintenance Worker.
Applications and job descriptions
can be picked up at City Hall at 299
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, Monday thru Friday
from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM.


The City of Moore Haven is
accepting applications for a
Cashier/Filing Clerk. Applications
and job descriptions can be
picked up at City Hall at 299
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, Monday thru Friday
from 8:00 A.M.to 5:00 PM.


Lykes Bros. Inc Ranch Division has an
immediate opening for the following position:

RANCH HAND
Must have own tack &
saddle, experience helpful.

Applications accepted
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace


FAMILY RESOURCE COUNSELOR

LaBelle office is looking foran
experienced bi-lingual counselor
with a social worker background.
Full time with benefits.
Send resume to:
CCSWFL
4315 Metro Pkwy.
Fort Myers, FL. 33916
Attn: N. Coker


WMEN Unq-- -- r--

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

Assistant Chemist $15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Collect, deliver, prepare and perform labora-
tory analysis to control the refinery process such as but not
limited to Brix, pH, Color, Sediment, etc.
Responsibilities:
* Perform simple analysis and operate laboratory equipment.
*Maintain equipment and work area in accordance with CGMR
* Participate in training sessions related to the position.
* Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Production/Maintenance Technician
(Environmental & Safety) $15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Ensures the safe and proper disposal of haz-
ardous and solid waste.
Responsibilities:
*Inspects chemical and fuel containment areas, fire extin-
guishers, petroleum and chemical spill kits, signage, etc.
SOperates powered industrial truck.
*Performs routine environmental and safety and inspections.
Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Note: in order to be considered for the above opportunities,
you must complete the Trades Operator Selection Test (TOST).
Test preparation materials are available in the Clewiston, Paho-
kee, Belle Glade and South Bay public libraries.
Please stop in at our employment office and schedule a test
date after completing an application. We are located on W.C
Owen Ave. in the last building on the left prior to entering the
plant.
Administrative Assistant (accounting skills)
If you :are analytical and enjoy a variety of challenging duties,
please explore US Sugar. We are seeking a candidate that can
analyze and compile statistical data while working in a dynamic
team environment. For immediate consideration, please, email
you resume to mnelson@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2889
United States Sugar Processing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce. Women and minorities.are en-
couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace and per-
form pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Fast Growing Wendy's Franchise
has Team Member Career
Opportunities in Clewiston
Competitive Salary plus Incentives
SMledical, Dental & Life Insurance
SComprehensive Training
Opportunity for Advancement
5 Day Work Week
Health/Dental/Life Insurance

If you have a desire to succeed and
enjoy being a team player, submit your
resume today

Fax: (941)639-8357
Phone: (239)349-0271



WORKSITE AIDE

To work with adults with mental retardation or oth-
er developmental disabilities. Duties include: As-
sist instructor with implementation of individual
program plans, assist adults with disabilities in
daily living skills, drive a 15 passengervan (CDL
required), some computer skills required, excellent
benefits (drug free workplace, Equal Opportunity
Employer, background screening required & DOT
physical) Call Paul Maccarone at 996-9513 to ap-
ply and schedule interview.
Closing date 02/01/06


Glades Area ARC
4250 NW. 16th Street (S.R. 715)
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
561-996-9583 (phone)
561-996-8692 (fax)



CLEWISTON CHILD CARE
CENTER DIRECTOR

Harlem Academy Child Care Center is
seeking an experienced Center Director.
BS/BA degree required with experience
in all aspects of center operations. Send
resume to R.S. 4315 Metro Pkwy. Fort
Myers, FL 33916, FAX 239-278-3031.
E-mail BobS@ccswfl.org.
EOE Drug Free Workplace


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HEALTHCARE

Explore a New Place
For Your Skills!

When you join the Prison
Health Services team, you
will experience a unique ca-
reer environment that offers
you the opportunity to leave
the ordinary behind. Join our
team at the Glades Correc-
tional Institution in one of
these immediate openings:
*LPNs,Medical
Assistants
FTandr PHRl ll .:iinl
*Lab Tech ,
FT At lease 1 year experi-
ence required. Computer
knowledge and corrections
experience preferred.
We offer excellent compen-
sation and benefits. Contact
Marilyn Burns at:
561-829-1441 or fax re-
sume to: 561-996-8995.
EEO/AA www.prison-
health.com

How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market9 In the
employment section
of the classified



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Financial




Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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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.

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


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed-410
Child Care Offered415
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.k12.fl.us




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800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


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



Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.



ARBORIST CERTIFIED
(formerly) Tree Service.
Removal, Pruning, Stump
grinding, Landscaping, Tree
Planting and Hauling. Call
Thomas (727)585-8379
Cell Largo Florida


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The Seminole Tribe of Florida
currently has openings at our Big
Cypress Reservation Gas Station/
Convenience Store for:

Food Prep and
Service Associates
Prepare, cook, serve food. Set up
& closing of grill. Cleaning duties
as needed. Previous exp. preferred.
HS dip/GED pref. Flex hours.

Sales Associate
Work with store merch., operate
cash register, stock shelves.
Maintain & clean store.
Customer Service. HS dip/
GED pref. Flex hours.

Fuel & food allowance + excellent
benefits (med/dental, 401K).

Resumes to:
editharill@semtribe.com
or fax 954-967-3477. Details
@ www.seminoletribe.com


, b 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.


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer 'Video 580
Crafts.,Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640-
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650d
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies '
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies '
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools S Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TelevisionRadio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
AveJ&lstSt, Open
Wed.- Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
FIRE PLACE MANTLE & sur-
round oak-unique, beautiful
$400 (863)763-4982


MAYTAG elec. Oven/Range 4
burner, super capacity, needs
cord, w/free toaster oven $75
(863)612-9233 aft. 5pm
Microwave Oven- Sharp Over-
sized, Carousel, White, like
new $50 (239)810-3312
REFRIGERATOR- GE 15 cu ft
& 10 cu ftCrossley Refrig-
erator, both good cond, $85
for both or will sep
(863)763-7613.


REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore
14cf, glass sliding shelves,
less than 18 mos old, $200
i..6 3 I.3 ..26 Frostproof
WASHER. Kenmore, Heavy
luiiji W'rlle, Used. Good
,n r, i 1: Iri. $175 .
1.,' S ,- 1-473
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duly Wrilie. New, Never
uie: I.,5 (863)467-1973



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BATHROOM VANITY- New
:ii i. i v kith sink and fau-
i 'i11 0 l863)675-1634
FENCE PANELS (18)6ftx8ft
i.2 i`0 ,)357- 423 or
I56l|di i3,627
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direi: From Manufactur-
er Ai i:oi:ir;, in stock with all
A,:, : ,:, ires. Quick turn
jrA.urin' Oilivery Available
Toll Fr&, 1.88)393-0335
POWER POLE: $40.
(863)673-9200
WINDOW SHUTTERS- White,
can be painted any color
$20. (863)763-1596
WINDOWS (4) 2 are 57" W x
64"H, 1 is 40"W x 55" H, 1
is 36"W x 37.5"H, slide side-
ways $300 (863)467-5943


DUKES OF HAZARD '80-Radio
Controlled Gen. Lee car. In
box. Excellent condition. $45
(856)358-8625
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$450 neg. 863)763-8943
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC, Beer
& Soda cans & bottles. $75.
(863)675-4602
HESS '87 TRUCK In box.
$75 (856)358-8625
SET OF 12 PLATES: "Western
Memories". By Rosemary
Calder. $780.
(863)467-1484


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COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
COMPUTER, Pentium 3, Win-
dows XR Lots of games, w/,
monitor, mouse. keyboard.
$175 866-855-0158.
COMPUTER SUPPLIES- print-
er, monitor and printer $50
(863)763-7090
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Pen-
tium 4, dvd/cd-rw, wind. xp,
games, monitor, keyboard,
ext. $350 866-855-0158.


BEDROOM SET, like new,
$350. (863)675-7105
BEDROOM SET: Wood Framed
Bunkbeds w/mattresses. Like
new w/ Dresser, Mirror &
Desk. $200. (863)517-1273
BR SUITE Dresser w/ mirror,
2 nightstand's, queen sz bed
frame & headboard. $100 or
best offer (863)634-8734
COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1
w/ 2 end tables. $150 for all,
will separate. (863)467-1325
COMPUTER DESK Asking
$30 (863)763-7090
DAYBED w/ trundle. Good
condition. $200 or best offer.
(863)675-1742
DINING table plus 6 chairs,
metal frame glass top, $600
(239)289-6782
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Pine,
All wood, Large, with 35"
JVC TV included $500.
(863)675-0378
FAMILY room set, incid, 3pc
sectional, matching over-
stuffed chair, 3 metalic/glass
tables $1800 (239)289-6782
LOVE SEAT ROCKER- Brown,
Wood frame, Royal blue
cushions $100.
(863)763-2957
LOVESEAT & CHAIR made
from the "Pine Factory". Excel-
lent condition. $150 or best
offer (863)634-8734.
MATTRESS BOXSPRING &
FRAME- Twin size, asking
$40 (863)467-8268.
MURPHY BED: Full size in Oak
Cabinet. New mattress. 6 yrs.
old. Pd. $2500, Now sacrifice
@ $850 (863)357-6530
Sectional L-shaped, w/2 re-
cliners, black w/pink & blue,
pin stripe, very good cond.,
$800 neg. (863)634-2094
SECTIONAL- medium blue, 5
pc $100 (863)634-3740
SOFA: L Shaped, 3 sec. w/qu.
sleeper, 2 Recliners w/heat &
massage. Pd. over $2000, Sell
for $500. (863)517-1273
SOFA TABLE: 50"x15"x26"T,
Computer Desk: 52"x27"56"T
w/slide kybrd shelf & drawers.
$200 will sep. 863-675-4792
TWIN BEDS (2) Really good
condition Complete $150
(561)248-7327
WATERBED FRAME -King size
Canopy style. Wood grain.
$200 or best offer. Call & I
will email pics. (863)447-0566



GOLF CART E-Z Go. Good
condition. Good batteries &
charger. $650
(863)675-0255
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
Odyssey 990, Wilson 8813,
Cook M1-X, Lynx, Callaway,
Adams $800 (863)946-3123.


GOLF CLUBS- Ladies, Ping,
with bag Great condition
$150. or best offer
(863)357-6703
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300. or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822
WINCHESTER MODEL12- Pi-
geon Grade Trap. 98% excel-
lent condition. $1200. or
best offer. (937)215-0307



DUMB BELL SET: 5 to 25 LB
w/rack. $50 (863)467-5299
ELECTRIC TREADMILL- great
shape, Only $100
(863)675-2690.
TONY LITTLE GAZELLE- Has
Heart, pulse, calorie, tape &
manual included. Good con-
dition. $100. (863)902-9469
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
1601bs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756



OLYPTICAL TRAINER Brand
new condition $150
(561)248-7327


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 12, 2006


Housea s -Sale


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IFos Sale 10Id


Sell It Soo ner Wit h Clewis ton' s First Rea tor


SellI o o n e rXWih ew'I st on s f I'r st R-ealIto r


Luan B.
Walker

S 863.677-1010

CBS New Construction Only-,''9
available. 3 bd/2 bath/1 garage
Texas Avenue, Harlem S/D 1673 sq
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old
when you can get Brand New?
Month r t I t 5 l St.
next 9enaf. '" In .'-fligh,
Dry & Cleared BRING ME AN OFFER!
BANK FORECLOSUtL3RF bedroom 2
bath stilt ,'l,, r,' bf tw vork, on
1.25 ac. 665 6 Uc liir, MRE
$54,900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 1Oac 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
Se HablaEspanol

Nice 2bd/ 11/2ba house w/ florida room
that can be used as a 3rd bedroom. Also
has 1 bd/1 ba efficiency. Located close to
our elementary schools.
Give me a call; I would love to show it to
you.
Cathy S. Garcia is a life-long resident
of Clewiston and
newest member of our team.


Glenn A.
Smith


S863-983-3508

1) Business Opportunity! Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry included. Great business opportunity.
$800K MLS#. 200530488
2) Moore Haven. 3 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home with large rear deck, built
in bbq, Oversize Living Room with cathe-
dral ceilings, beautiful kitchen and for-
mal dining room. Won't last at $124,900
MLS# 200540984
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

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.


Williams Montgomery R. Berner

863-228-6867 863.697-0189 863-228-3265
N., Se Habla Espanol
1) Looking for land? 400 acres with Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5 1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
an abundance of wild life, (Deer, acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca. Home One Block From Roland
turkey, hogs and the occasional bear) Choose whether to sit on the covered Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Perfect for Hunting, fishing, etc. porch or walk out to the B-B-Que area Tiled Through-out. Potential for 4th
Property is currently being use for and gaze at the pond. Living room Bedroom. $209,9K.
cattle. Located just minutes from has a faux fireplace and the kitchen 2)W.Ventura 2bd/lba. in Brand
Immokalee. Call for Details. is HUGE. Ready to move into. Seller New Condition Ready to Move in.
(863) 677-1441 MLS#: 200520411 says "we'll even leave most of the Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
furniture". This one won't last 8ft. Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard.
2) New Listingg 8 acres in Montura long! $199,900.00 Don't Miss On This Great Deal!
Ranch. 7 buildable lots (4@ 1.25 $97K.
acres and 3@ 1 acre) Great invest- One ofa kind!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 3)Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
mentwith frontage on Pine Cone and home on Del Monte. Almost 3500 Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
Hacienda. Listed at $299,900 sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
with poolside kitchen. .Separate Price Reduced to $60K.
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath office building with half bath. Could 4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
CBS home on over /Y acre. Only /Y easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed- on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
mile from the marinas and Lake room home. Too many extras to list. Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Okeechobee. Call for appointment. Photos & info on realtor.com Spacious With Great Floor Plan.
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398 MLS#200521924. Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
4) Montura Ranch Estates Owner says make an offer! 5)Moore Haven Yacht Club!
Large home-over 4000 sq.ft- on 2.5 Acres on 11th Street. 2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, Included
In Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
1.25 acres near the front of Secluded lot with lots of trees. nished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K
Montura. Home needs work. Only $79K
Priced for quick sale at
$174,900 MLS#: 200528863 Moore Haven River Gardens Ashley
7 Lots Available. New y
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3 Construction in Growing Area. P. Wood
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres. Build Your Dream Home Here
New tile in Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine Cone. Priced Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on 863 2281132
to sell at $119,900 MLS#: the pond @$62K
200520638 the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed- @$68,000.00 ":~? I CM ~ ..i.i fLr
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very Thatcher Bl, Ls 6 & 7 or 8
private with many oaks and pine Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
trees. Must see to appreciate. $58,500.00 each Great starter home or investment
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, property in Montura Ranch. This
Buying or selling? @$60K each 94 MBH, 4/2 split bedroom plan
Call the may be just what you're looking
e Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in for. Start your New Year off right
professionals at Mobe Home on 125 acres with country living at its best. 1.25
Sugar Realty! Montura at $89.9K ac., priced to sell at only $89,900.


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


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00/acre. Rareorn-
binationofsedusion inanatural setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Callmeforvacantland. Lotsoraceage.


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. 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 Habla Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C ,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
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
wellI- f li .P r ar
garage on big lo. Hurry-Won't
Last! $199.9K


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EARNEST H. RAWLS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Cbewiston, FLo
(863) 983-85 5 'WLS
After Hours Phone:'Cheryl Eby &3) 228-1562
Miguel A. Santana (863) 228-4314 Espanol
Maggie Santana (863) 2ZE-4314


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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,
:.;. .i L -.in .. if_1
A Mur 5.: ll .i,0
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
LA4EPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
'2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
.$229,000
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Readytomveiln Offeedat$140,000
MONTURA
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinnete- $48,000
Appaloosa 2 1/2 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
Reduced to $59,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* oBP .BA NMi.:.riN.p,4ll545N
*'BR P. Bn MH,: r. 11.4 A.:
$92,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
* 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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rOKRE HAVE'S NEWEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE
YOUR OeNL iLCAL REACTOR IN TOWN!
Specializing In New Construction Resale Investment Vacant Land Commercial Property
Serving Buckhea Ridge, Clewiston, Ladeca, Lakeport, Moore Haven, Montura Ranch Estates, Ortona & Pioneer.
Phone: 863-946-3900 Fax: 863-946-3902
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven m ,,, .
RENT OR LEASE OPT. To BUY
I New CBS 3/2 EVERGLADES
Moore Haven River Gardens. ,, REALTY, INC.
Jeffrey A DavisLic Real Estate Broker
SOME OF OUR LISTINGS:
40 acres zoned agricultural, LaBelle. Call For More Information
Want to go fishing? Ask about 3/2 M/H on Click Drive, Lakeport, Only $130,000
Brandnew 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, SMU&P~ rbrj1ihWAosa Avenue, $39,900.00
Beautiful Lot Avenue B, Moore Haven, Just Reduced from $15,000.00 to $ 13,700.00
Moore Haven River Gardens lots starting at $38,000.00
"Coming Soon" RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre tracts, River view quite community close to
lake call for details. Homes by Brian Sullivan NO REALTORS PLEASE!!


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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.


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WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER O EOURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)5991209 (863)228-2215


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RESIDENTIAL
2 Houses Harbor
3BR, 2IJR, 1BA
both $165,000
2BR, 1BA w/ detached
24'x30' metal buidling
$162,000
3BR, 2BA $265,000
3B ,I1 le

4BR, 3BA Del Monte
$314,000
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story
$199,000
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood
$410,000
3BR, 2BA with study and
pool. New Subdivision
$375,000


New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
2BR 2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
garage w/ guest suite on 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acres
12.80 ac. Call for details $119,900
CBS Tti-Plex Uniti 4BR, 3B 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
2BA Unit 2- 2BR, 1BA 2 Lots 1.25 sisde by side cleared
Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA $45000each
,0005 2BR, 1 B acresPioneer $120,000
$279,000
2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (7) COMMERCIAL
$150K Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
27 100'x100' $550,000
MOBILE HOMES Commericial Building 75'x120'
3B, lke on US 27 Call br Details

3BR, 2BA Esyife $82,000 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH & Apt. $173,000
with 30'x50' metal building
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!!"


CRYSTAL LAMPS (2) $50
both or will separate.
(863146-1 325


LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. $425. (863)467-4328
Three Wheel Cart heavy duty
1.5 y/o $875
86631675-2596 Moving
1nu:l ,ell'
WHEEL CHAIR good condi-
tion, light weight $30
(863)357-0690


ARCADE GAME: "Burger Time"
Large, Coin Operated, Sche-
matics Show on Screen.
$500. (239)823-2851
DIESEL TANK- 260 gallon,
3'Tx2.5'Wx5'L Brand new
Aluminum. $1000/neg; Call
Keith (239)872-3714
FLEA MARKET ITEMS New
& used. Large inventory.
Bring lots of boxes. $400 for
all. (863)357-0037
GENERATOR, Harley, used,
2500 watts, starts first try,
$250. (863)634-7098


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home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, 'Compuiers Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puier & Financial aid if qujli-
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Physician Managed. We
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ROCKING CHAIR- Ornate
wrought iron, iron arch, lat-
tice work, for weddings
$150 (863)675-2392
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For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad in
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching
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Call this.newspaper or Ad-
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BEAGLE- male, friendly, good
w/ kids. $200
(863)763-5883
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES (2)
males, UKC & CKC regis-
tered, all shots, vet. cert.
$400 each. (863)763-3073
CHOCOLATE LAB 3/2 yrs
old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
$150 neg (863)824-0703
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, $100
(863)357-3026.
LOVE BIRDS-.2 beautiful,
about 5 yrs old, with cage,
$80 (863)398-9806
MINIATURE PINSCHER- AKC;
female, 1 yr old, $400 w/ pa-
pers (863)634-8118.
PARROT CAGE- White w/
24x24x27, playpen on top
shelf under cage detachable
seed $100. (863)357-0037
WALKER HOUND PUPPY-
Great hunting dog. Male.
$50. (863)763-3631
YORKIE 2 yrs old. Needs
loving family with time to ap-
preciate. In/Out. $100
(863)697-3805 /697-3804


READING


NEWSPAPER.,


helps you understand the
world around you.


YORKIES, ACA Reg. Small/
Adorable, Born 11/25th, Avail.
Feb. 1st. Parents on premises.
$500. (863)763-6778
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.



HOT TUB- 6 man-$500.
(863)763-2957
SPORT TUB- '03, 2 person, 5
jets, like new, Paid $2200
asking $600 (514)710-0094
.between 6pm-8pm.



HOT DOG MACHINE Steam-
ing Demon, Brand New $500
(863)357-6423 or
561)239-5627


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
JOGGING STROLLER- 3
wheeled, Tan and gray, Like
new. $25. (863)675-2199 or
239-896-8278



AKAI STEREO SYSTEM-
W/Amp, cassette, record
player, AM/FM, 2 Ig speakers.
$100.863-763-2458


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


GENERATOR Coleman Pow-
ermate. 6250 watt. Only used
once. $400 (863)675-2199
or (239)896-8278
HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used, $2000 (863)467-5756


LIVESTOCK TRAILER- double
axle, med to small,
(813)675-1614.
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture
r.


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



APPALOOSA HORSE-
Gray/Black, 9 yrs old. Nice
horse for kids/adults. Must
See! $800 863-634-2094


BEAUTIFUL PALIMINO MARE
'APHA- 6y/o, great trail horse,
has won money ranch sorting
$6000 (863)697-0497
QUARTER HORSE: Thorough-
bred. 2/% yrs. old. Very gentle.
Great for kids and adults Ask-
ing $1000. (863)357-0690



Craftsman 2004 6.5hp, 22
inch mulcher cut, Mower,
runs perfect, $150/neg
(863)697-8535
HUSKY 6.5 CHIPPER & ELEC
SPRAYER 15gal, $300 for
both or will sell separate
(863)357-3107
Lawn Mower- 40 inch deck
Craftsman $400
(863)674-1105
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
w/tilt & Balloon Tires. $250.
(863)357-5754
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$1300(863)697-3211
STEEL GATES-(2) 41/H x
71%L
For entrance to property.
Good condition. $100 for both
(863)675-4409


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


BILLY COOK RANCH SADDLE
- used 2-3 times, price tag
$1595 will sell for $875
(863)697-0497


Rentals

I I RENT

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



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








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Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

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OFFICE SPACE with or without
Warehouse. 1324 S. Main St.
Belle Glades. (561)996-4524


Real Estate

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Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sae 1040
Lots-Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

PORT LaBelle: Unit4,3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.
SEEKING A QUALITY LOG
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Dealers Needed Original Old
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Commissions, Stability, Sup-
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TOP LOCATION -
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City block nexttocourt-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
, #27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner- Pat




Vacant Residential Lot, 1.31
Acres, Lakefront Prop.,
Montura Ranches $60,000
(863)983-3826



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Peace-
ful gated community. In-
credible riverfront and
mountain view homesites. 1
to 8 acres from the $60s.
Custom lodge, hiking trails. 5
miles to natural hot springs.
Call (866)292-5762.
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Realty GMAC Real Estate,
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(800)841-5868.
Government Foreclosed
Homes!!! $0 or Low Down!
No credit OK! Bank & Gov't
Repos available now! HUD,
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(800)749-2750.


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Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Beautiful View 48 acres
$144,000 14,400 down
1,087 per month owner fi-
nanced. Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
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NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
on mountain top in gated
community, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $119,500 owner
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$89,900. Easy to finish cab-
in on secluded site. Million
$$$ Views Available on 1-7
acre parcels
$29,900-$79,900. Free Info
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(828)256-1004.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT
HOMESITES 1 to 6 acres
from the $40s. Spectacular
lake, mountain and wooded
nature sites newly released.
Just 1-1/2 hours to Nash-
ville. Don't miss out! Call
(866)339-4966.
TENNESSEE LAKESIDE RE-
TREATS New gated commu-
nity. Incredible lake &
mountain views. 1 to 5 acre
building sites from the $40s.
Lake access, boat ramp, pri-
vate slips (limited). Don't
miss out. Call
(866)292-5769.
Grab a bargain trro your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



MATURE MALE- wants to rent
private bedroom & bath, in
aBelle area. (239)218-5092



HANDYMAN SPECIAL
Deep Waterfront -
239-823-2587


Mobile Homes



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MOBILE HOME LOTS
For Sale
Shiv Island & Pahokee
(561)996-4524



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



CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA
Very clean, No hurricane
damage. $4000. you move
(863)983-5364

Mas de 40 trails san-
clas in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su
propidad. Bajo encunche
y baja pago de Mensu-
aledad. Llamme para
mas information.
(863)234-9804.


Recreation



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




AIR BOAT- 13ft, alum hull,
poly bottom, 220 gpu, car-
on prop, exc cond. $8000
firm (863)357-2944


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


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CALOOSA MOBILE

HOMES


Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath
28'x60' ceramic tile floors,
central air, on beautiful V2 acre lot.
$94,900


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


AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
ALUM. BOAT-14', w/trlr, 20hp
Electric Mere. & 20hp Chrys-
ler. Fish finder, anchors, swivel
seats, $2K (863)635-3627.
BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
BASS BOAT 17ft, 150hp Black
Max, trolling motor, boat motor
and trailer, lots of extras!
$2500/neg (772)559-8558
BASS BOAT-15' & trr. 100h/p
Mere. trolling motor. New
seats & mounts. Runs good.
$2300 neg. (863)675-1801
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimini top, 125hp Evinrude,
$2500. (863)763-6854
DURACRAFT DUCK BOAT-
'98, 14', w/'99 Evinrude
40hp, All access. & duck
blind $3500. (863)634-5020
LOW BOAT '89- 17.5ft, 90HP
Evinrude, Trailmaster trlr,
trolling motor, 2 elec an-
chors, fish finder, bait well,
very good cond, $4500
(239)481-4901 or
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OUT BOARD MOTOR- 55hp
Suzuki, w/ free boat,
$500/neg. (863)635-5077
PONTOON BOAT 1991, 55 hp
Power Trim w/trolling motor
& trailer. Ready to fish!
$3500. (863)634-5936
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
SAILBOAT- Hobie Cat, 14',
Older, Good condition $500.
neg. Call 239-634-4040
Boat is in LaBelle



SAILING DINGY, 8X4 Ft., Ex-
cellent condition w/cover, oar
& 0/B compatible. $1000.
(863)675-0186/675-0186
YAMAHA 8HP '04 & 15'4"
Geenoee- asking $1500 for
both or will sell separate
(239)225-3282.


COACHMAN, 17% Ft., Ultra
Light, All Included. Bought
new in '05. $7,500.
(863)824-6799
COACHMAN CLIPPER POP
TOP CAMPER w/Duo Therm
air, $1650. (863)610-2465


SKYLINE 12X36FT- Park
model RV, w/7ft covered
porch, separate 40x25ft Or-
Sando Steel parking/storage
building, Eagle Bay Roost RV
Park, 5025 SW 16th Ave, Lot
25 (863)763-4697 or
(859)576-1674
TRAVEL TRAILER, Springdale
'02, 19', Reese hitch w/sway
bar, elec. brakes, awning &
more! $7500 863-763-5501



LIFE VESTS (4) $100 for all,
will sep. (863)675-4792
Stainless Steel Prop for John-
son EvinrUde, or Suzuki,
13x19$85 (83)763-7394
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.



TROLLING MOTOR- 30lbs
thrust, Foot control, 12 volt
Like new $100.
(863)467-4035


MOTORCYCLE CARRIER- fits
class C hitch and tilts down
to make ramp. Cost $400
sell for $150 or trade for jon
boat (863)467-0085
RACE PISTONS- J & E Pis-
tons, New Performance, for
Suzuki GSXR600, Cost $699
asking $450
(561)629-6213
SUZUKI 1400 INTRUDER '04-
2K miles, saddlebags, per-
formance pipes, $6500
(863)357-2611



ATV TRAILER- 6 x 10, 2
ramps in the back, 1 on the
side, $1000 (863)673-0559.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.


TRAVEL TRAILER '93- 36ft,
slide out, new roof, new AC,
nicely remodeled, asking
$6000 (863)675-1835 aft 2p
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.


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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 Utlity 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DEVILLE '89- load-
ed, really nice automobile,
$2000 (863)467-8268.
CADILLAC DeVILLE '98 -
$7500, call (863)467-0940 af-
ter 4pm
CHEVY CAPRICE SW, 1994
V8, excellent shape, $4200
Call (863)763-1530 or
cell 56-310-1575.
CHEVY CAVALIER '92 4cyl.
Runs good. $500 or best offer
(863)634-7632 / 467-6783
CHEVY CAVILER '91 Driven
daily. $700 or best offer. Call
after 5pm (863)763-2011
DODGE NEON SXT- '04, Load-
ed with Extra's. $10,000. or
best offer. Please call
(863)634-4480
FORD ESCORT LX WAGON
1996, 5 speed. Runs good.
$800 or best offer.
(863)697-1417
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
1996, 1 Owner. Kept out of
weather. Excellent condition.
$5000. neg. (863)946-1728
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
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821
Tow Dolly, Demco Kar Kaddy,
steerable, w/sure brakes,
great cond., w/all paperwork,
1100. (863)467-4598


CHEVY 2 NOVA 1963, All
parts. New motor and tranny.
$2400 or best offer or trade.
(863)634-3797
MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2214 Lorida



CHEVY TAHOE LT, 1998, 4x4,
loaded, 144k miles, clean,
.$6995 or best offer.
-(863)763-5373
JEEP WRANGLER- '89, 4" lift,
6 cyl., Auto., A/C, Tires
35x12.5x15, Winch. Exc
cond. $5500.863-673-0920


CLUB CAR, '94, green, recon-
ditioned, with top, $1595.
(863)675-1472
CLUB CAR GAS, '98, recondi-
tioned, beige, with top,
$2250. (863)675-1472



GRUMANS UPS TRUCK '93-
solid aluminum body, diesel,
auto trans, good en-
gine,$2499 (863)634-2998


HIGH POWER CD PLAYER -
Pioneer w/ AM/FM Super Tun-
er Ill. Multi-color disp. $200
(863)357-0448
MOTOR, 318
Runs great, $150.
Call (863)763-1530 or
cell 561-310-1575.
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


TRUCK BED COVER- White fi-
berglass, Tonneau Cover Fits
Ford F250 Super Duty Reg.
Bed $300 (239)462-3312
TRUCK CAP/Cover: "Turtle
Shell Style" for 1993 Ford, 8
Ft. bed, $500 or best offer.
(863)697-1417


DODGE EXT. Cab 1990- Runs
great w/extras Must see!
2000 or best offer
(863)467-2292
FORD BRONCO '90 5.0L, V8,
4x4, $2500 or best offer
(863)674-1405
GMC 271- 95, 4x4, 144K,
Great work truck! Many new
parts. $5100. 863-763-7017
GMC Sonoma '01 auto, p/s,
p/b, cruise, tilt, ac, fiber
glass lid, 31k miles $9900
(863)674-0772
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


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


DODGE CUSTOM 1500- '99,
2-TV's, 2-CD players, Full
size elec. bed 863-983-7746
/859-227-2615
DODGE RAM 2500, '95, 15
passenger van, A/C blows cold
AM/FM Radio. Low miles.
Asking $2500 (239)633-4069
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-872-CA
UCN:262005C000872XX000(
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A, AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE ON BEHALF
OFTHE NOTEHOLDER AND THE .
NOTE INSURER OF ABFS MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2000-4, MORTGAGE
BACKED NOTES,
Plaintiff
VS.
CATHYL. DANKANICH, et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judgment
of foreclosure dated January5, 2006,
and entered in Case No. 05-872-CA,
UCN: 262005CA0008720XXX( of the
Circuit Court In and for Hendry County,
Florida, wherein JP Morgan Chase
Bank, N.A., as Indenture Trustee on
Behalf of the Noteholders, and the
Note Insurer of ABFS Mortgage Loan
-Trust 2000-4, Mortgage Backed
Notes, is Plaintiff and CATHY L. DAN-
KANICH; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR
PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT'
NO. 1: UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TI-
TLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash on the Seconds Floor in front
of the Main Clerk's Office atthe Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoch-
ee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 at Hend-
ry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 8th day of February, 2006, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 2171 OF PORT LABELLE
UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREFORE RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate n this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Court at 863-675-5201, fax
863-675-5238 within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this Notice; if
ou are hearg or voice impaired, call
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Jan. 6,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By:/s/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
108067 CGS 1/12,19/06


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


The strawberry season sure makes for easy pickings


Plant City, Florida, is the "Winter
Strawberry Capital of the World."
From December through February,
Florida strawberries dominate the
U.S. market.
"Our first peak in production is
the first week of January," said Chip
Hinton, president of the Florida
SStrawberry Growers' Association.
"We hit another peak the last week
in February and the first week of
March, but by then we're competing
with strawberries from California."
Strawberries are- among the
most tender and perishable of fruits,
so the best-tasting ones will proba-
bly be those that have traveled the
fewest miles to our tables. Your
local farmers' market is a great
place to find the very freshest
berries. If you're trying farm-fresh
strawberries for the first time, you'll


be pleasantly surprised at the sweet-
ness and sharpness of the flavor.
But supermarket berries are
tasty, too, especially if shoppers
know what to look for when mak-
ing selections. The biggest berries
aren't necessarily the most flavorful
ones, but color is important. Look
for strawberries that are fully and
deeply red. Don't choose a berry
with white or green spots in hopes
it will ripen up on your windowsill;
strawberries stop ripening as soon
as they are picked.
"Be sure the color has spread
from one end of the berry to the
other. If you can touch the berries,
check to see that they are firm but
not hard. There should be no obvi-
ous mold or bruised spots. The
calyx, the strawberry's leafy cap,
should be fresh and green,"


advised Mr. Hinton.
It's best to eat strawberries on
the same day you buy them. The
sooner you eat them, the sweeter
and firmer theywill be.
"Don't wash strawberries until
you are ready to eat them," Mr. Hin-
ton said. "That's the most impor-
tant thing. You do need to refriger-
ate strawberries if you're storing
them for any time. They're not like
tomatoes, which are destroyed by
refrigeration. Strawberries need to
be refrigerated until you are ready
to use them, preferably in the
closed container they came in."
Florida is the nation's second-
largest producer of strawberries.
The largest is California and the
Plant City/Dover area in East Hills-
borough County is the center of
Florida's strawberry production,


but there is commercial acreage
can also be found in Alachua,
Pasco, and Polk counties as well.
Cash receipts for Florida strawber-
ries average about $129 million
annually.
"The two most common straw-
berry varieties grown in Florida are
Strawberry Festival and Treasure,"
Mr. Hinton said. "Strawberry Festi-
val is a Florida variety developed at
the University of Florida. It's color-
ful and good tasting, and it's medi-
um sized, which means you really
get your money's worth in a
clamshell container because you're
getting more strawberries and less
air. Treasure is also a Florida variety.
It has great taste and color, and it's
ready a little earlier than Strawberry
Festival. The complementary pro-
duction cycle of the two varieties is


Scholarship offered to students with asthma


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--
The American Lung Association
of Florida, Southeast Area is
offering four $1,000 tuition
scholarships to students who
have been diagnosed by a physi-
cian as having asthma. Appli-
cants must be a graduating sen-
ior, a high school graduate or
GED recipient under age 26 as of
March 1, 2006. Students plan-
ning to attend an accredited U.S.
university, college, community
college, professional school,


technical school or trade school
which leads to a diploma or cer-
tification may apply. The appli-
cation deadline is 5:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 1,2006.
The application includes
completion of a form and sub-
mission of an essay, along with a
form signed by a physician. The
review committee will be look-
ing for the following areas in the
essay: illustrate why you should
be considered as a candidate for
a scholarship award, explain


how being an asthmatic has
affected your life, explain how,
as a member of the new genera-
tion of leaders, you believe that
you can make a difference in
today's society and document
your academic achievements,
family and financial considera-
tio.ns nd your work experience.
"'Sdiolarship recipients will be
notified no later than May 1,
2006. Scholarship monies will be
paid directly to the educational
institution in July 2006 -for stu-


dents who will be starting in the
fall, 2006 semester.
For additional information
contact: American Lung Associa-
tion of Florida,
Southeast Area, Lois Cohn
Kwasman Asthma Scholarship
Program, 2090 Palm Beach
Lakes Blvd., Suite 900, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33409 or
call (561) 659-7644 or 1-800-330-
5864. An application is available
online at www.inhaleexhale.org.


good for growers." By growing
both, producers can extend the
strawberry season.
"A longer strawberry season is a
boon to farmers and to con-
sumers," said Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son. "The strawberry is America's
most popular berry. People know
it's delicious, but the good news is
it is also one of our most nutritious
food choices."
Low in calories and free of sodi-
um and fat, strawberries are
packed with potassium, fiber, folic
acid, and powerful, disease-fight-
ing antioxidants. Ounce for ounce,
they've got more vitamin C than
oranges.
So don't wait for a special occa-
sion to add Florida strawberries to
your shopping list. This winter, take
advantage of the abundance of
fresh berries by including them in
everything from desserts, breakfast
treats, and snacks to savory dishes.
Slice them over cereal, dip them in
chocolate, mix them into salsas,
toss them into salads, or try one of
these simple, tasty recipes. For
more "Fresh from Florida" cooking
ideas, visit http://www.Florida-Agri-
culture.com.

Stuffed Strawberries

with Homemade

Vanilla Whip Cream
20 Florida strawberries


8 ounces heavywhipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
I vanilla bean, seeded
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Wash and cut tops off straw-
berries. Make a small hollow in
each berry. Whip the heavy whip-
ping cream with vanilla extract
and seeded vanilla bean until soft
peaks form. Add sugar and blend
gently. Use a pastry bag with a
small tip to pipe the vanilla cream
into the small hollow in each
strawberry. Serves six.

Strawberry Fritters
2/3 cup flour
1 pinch salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
8 teaspoons beer
4 egg whites, beaten stiff
28 large Florida strawberries
2 quarts oil (for deep fryer)
6 1/2 tablespoons Grand
Marnier
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Make a batter by combining
the flour with the salt, egg, and
beer. Let the batter rest for at
least two hours, then carefully
fold in the egg whites. Heat the
oil in a deep fryer until it reaches
300 degrees F. Wash and dry the
strawberries and marinate in the
Grand Marnier and sugar for 15
minutes. Dip each in the batter
and deep fry until golden brown.
Serves four.


INVITATION TO BID
BID#2005-02
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION
4 MILES OF MAYORAL ST.
Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced road will be received by
the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as "DIS-
TRICT" at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 10:00 am local time on January 19, 2006, for furnishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
prse the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing tme
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 an
Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the specflied
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 4th, 2006 al
the Clubhouse at 10:00 am.
Construction drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rick Aboujaoude,
PE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street Suite B, LaBelle, Florida or from
CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street for a fee of $50 (non-refundable).
Rock's telephone is (863) 612-0011 or CCWCD phone no. is (863) 983-5795.
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in
an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors
shall be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on January 19. 2006. at 10:00 am in the
Club House located on 255 H. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bonds) 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-
lied to do business in the Stale 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 d 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 will
conduct such investigations as is necessary to determine the performance record
and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci-
fied under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information
as deemed necessary by the Districtto 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 (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this day of ,2005.
ATTEST: Central CountyWater Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
104316 CGS 12/22,29/05; 1/5,12/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLY L. REILLY
a/k/a BEVERLY REILLY
Deceased
NOTICF TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Bever-
ly L Reilly, deceased, whose date of
death was February 19, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
116-16-3549, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
25 E. Hickapoochee Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida 33975, The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM. -,
All other creditors (.i ii .:i-..,F 4i ;r ,
other persons h,- ,,' ii :, ,.' j]e
mands against de l wel. I r ,jli
file their claims with tis court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is January 12th, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Donna TiltonLundy
2708 Foster Street
Endwell, New York 13760
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Wilbur 0. Dahlgren
Florida Bar No. 0566111
Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
80 Exchange Street
PO Box 5250
Binghamton, New York 13902-5250
Telephone: (607) 723-5341
107829 CGS 1/12,19/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
There will be a free 8-hour Mo-
bile Home Installation course
held at the Labelle Civic Cen-
ter on Thursday, January 19,
2006 starting at 8:00.
106636 CGS 1/5,12/06

LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
lic auction on January 27, at 8:00 a.m.
at Affordable Towing, 2190 NW 16th
St., Belle Glade:, FL:
1997 Pontiac 4 dr.
VIN #1 G2HZ5210VH222076
108075 CGS 12/12/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re: Estate of
Marceltna Alvarez
Deceased File No. 04-06
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that Letters of
Administration has been entered in the
estate of MARCELINA ALVAREZ., de-
ceased, File Number 04-06,by the Cir-
cuit Court for Hendry County, norida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is: Hendry County Courthouse, Post
Office Box 1760, La Belle, Flora
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 that the names and
address of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
George Alvarez
1782 Melissa Road
Clewiston, lorida 33440
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED
,: I ll l, (,, r... ,' W i i', "ltj jl IllT .:,l, '
I. 1 gi t .j ii. in r nl ,.i ,in
decedent othertnan those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claim with is court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
.SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE 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:
Steven J. Polhemus, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 182567
PO.Box2188
La Belle, Florida 33975
(863)675-0087
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 05-1098-DR
Clara L. Domlnquez,
Petitioner
and
Luclano Daomnquez,
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 t 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-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, be-
fore service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. i you fall to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the
petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and 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
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
wihthte undersigned: 863-675-1025
Tiffany Harntsh J-35 & J-36
Furnite,re Matress, Misc items
Victor Grlmaldo J-17
Misc. items
Jessica Leal J-5
Furniture, Misc Items
Hugh Stedham P-40
Boat
Marlorie PadgettJ-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 Hems
Espevanza Csnero 308
Children Items
Norms Delara J-69
Furniture, Misc Items
Jeremy/ Samantha Mllllren L-3
Misc. Items
106801 CGS 01/05,12/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
U-Lock-Ilt Storage
500 South San Gabriel
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-673-0662
Contents of the following units
will be sold n January 14, 2006
Unit #2 Ruby McDonald
P.O. Box 2865, Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #33 Brenda Dove
21 Main Street Apt. #26
Garden City, GA 31408
Unit#39 Sanjuana Garza
PO. Box 3054, ClewIston, FL 33440
Unit # 57 RlckyEaddy
428 Alverdez Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #66 Sara Hammll
620 Sabal Avenue, Clewislon, FL 33440
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