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Clewiston
Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Volume 81, Number 33 Thursday, January 19, 2006


At a Glance

Miss Sugar 2006
The Miss Sugar 2006
Pageant will be held April 8.
Applications for this pageant
may be obtained from the
Clewiston Public Library,
Clewiston High School,
Youth Center or the Clewis-
ton Camber of Commerce.
Deadline for entry is Feb. 16.
On that date there will be a
mandatory meting with the
contestants and their parents
or guardian at the Clewiston
Inn, upper porch at 7 p.m.
There must be a parent or
guardian at this meeting, it is
mandatory. If you have any
questions please call Pam
Kelly at (863) 228-3041 or
(863) 983-9512.

Senior citizen
luncheon
The Clewiston Senior Citi-
zens Group will have their
monthly luncheon at the
Youth Center Jan. 23 at noon.
All seniors are invited to
attend, just bring a covered
.dish.

Re-opening of
the DL office
The Clewiston driver
License is now located at 949
West Sugarland Highway
(the old K-Mart Plaza, right
behind McDonalds). They
now have a large, spacious
and fresh office with more
staffing to serve the cus-
tomers.

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

Homestead
exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County property appraiser,
announces that property
owners who have estab-
lished a new permanent resi-
dence in Hendry County, or
have changed ownership in
any manner must make a
new application and qualify
for the $25,000 Homestead
exemption. 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. Monday-Friday. Our
temporary office is located at
100 E. El Paso on the corner
of El Paso and Central.

Lake Level


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,, above sea
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Index

Classifieds ...... .20-23
Opinion ..........4
School ............9
Sports . ...... .13

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how to contact the newspaper.

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Storm victims watch the clock


County set to enforce
demolition deadline

By Bill Fabian and
Mark Young
CLEWISTON "We were
just getting things back to normal
before this storm came through
here, and now we've been stuck
between a rock and a hard place
ever since."
These are the words of
Clewiston resident Eric
Brinkman, who has fought bat-
tles of every imaginable sort
throughout the past several
years. Now he is in'rthe fight for
his family's home, after it was
severely damaged by Hurricane
Wilma.


Like many other residents of
Clewiston and South Florida,
Brinkman's house was very
heavily damaged by the wind
and water brought on by the dev-
astating storm. Instead of imme-
diately losing everything, howev-
er, Brinkman is facing a unique
and much more insidious obsta-
cle that is preventing him from
rebuilding his home.
"About two years ago, Litton
Loans purchased our home
mortgage from Countrywide
Home Loans," said Brinkman.
"This company purchases low-
income mortgages, and as of this
date, they have over 650,000
loans that they have purchased,
and as my wife and I have been
studying this company, we've
found that they can get away


with charging you late fees when
you're not late, which they've
been doing to us," he said.
It's not an uncommon com-
plaint from homeowners who
have had to deal Litton Loan Ser-
vices. Thousands of complaints
have been levied against the
company and entire Web sites
are devoted to exposing the truth
as to what homeowners are con-
tending with in dealing with Lit-
ton.'
Some of the more common
complaints include such things
as the company outright failing to
credit payments made to the
proper accounts, wrongfully
imposing late fees with no expla-
nation, mishandling of escrow
accounts, and forcing high-
priced insurance on homeown-


Lines in the water: FLW tourney underway


INI/Bill Fabian
She Castroi GTX FLW Tour team: (L-R) Bobby Curtis. Laura Long, David Dudley, Mike
Surman, Mark Phillips, Darrell Stevens, and Darrell Robertson hold a fishing clinic and
autograph session at Wal-Mart on Monday afternoon, as the FLW tournament prepared
to get underway out of Clewiston's Roland and Maryann Martin's Marina.


Professional anglers from all over the country will participate in the FLW Tournament
this weekend, including past FLW Champions like Darrell Robertson, who won the over-
all event in 1999.


ers who already have insurance.
The company has seen its
share of litigation with the states
of Louisiana and Pennsylvania
being on a list of plaintiffs who
had to take Litton to court on
behalf of their state's homeown-
ers.
Mr. Brinkman and his family
are all too aware of these allega-
tions against the company
because despite being "up-to-
date" on all of his mortgage and
insurance payments, Litton
Loans is now playing a detrimen-
tal role in the process of rebuild-
ing his home.
"The way the laws are set up
for them, they can keep charging
these fees (without merit)," he
continued. "And while you may
Sbe sending in written.appeals,


they're allowed to let these fees
build up, so they get to keep that
money and meanwhile our loan
gets higher and higher and high-
er, until they hit you with a letter
of foreclosure, even though
we're up to date, we're paid,"
Brinkman said. "But you have to
argue with them, constantly, 'No
you're not,' 'Yes we are,' -
and you're finally too frustrated
to fight it anymore," he said.
This is also a common com-
plaint from Litton clients who
rate Litton's customer service as
the poorest in the industry, citing
rude behavior, refusals to coop-
erate, and consistent comments
relating to "lost paperwork"
when homeowners have submit-
See Home Page 12


FLW anglers



hit the Big '0'


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Lake Okee-
chobee is currently being con-
verged upon by some. of the
best anglers in the world, as the
2006 Wal-Mart FLW season
kicks off at its annual season
opener on the Big "O".
More than 200 professional
anglers from all over the United
States, with anglers also repre-
senting Canada and Japan
have begun the yearlong jour-
ney that will ei entually wiin one
steadfast angle the coveted
title of FLW champion. The
tournament, in all, will feature
some 400 anglers with 200 pros
and 200 co-anglers who com-
pete against one another, but
side by side with the pros.


Lake Okeechobee has
always been considered one
of, if not the best bass fisheries
in the country. Its abundance of
large fish, challenging condi-
tions, and ever changing its
foundation, the lake draws pro-
fessional and amateur tourna-
ments from all over the coun-
try. Professional anglers know
that each time they return to
Lake Okeechobee, they face a
brand new lake.
Anglers have had to deal
with a variety of conditions
since the FLW-tournament
began in 1996, with its initial
kick off on the big lake,
although the FLW concept
began in 1979 and expanded
See Fishing --Page 12


Birders flock to



Moore Haven


Birders are expected to
flock to Moore Haven, Florida
Jan. 27-29 for the sixth annual
Big "O" Birding Festival.
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of
the world experts on the Ivory-
billed woodpecker, believed
extinct until its discovery in
Arkansas in April, will be the
keynote speaker for the annual
event, Friday, Jan. 27-Sunday,
Jan. 29.
The first confirmed sighting
of an ivory-billed woodpecker
in 60 years is considered one of
the big ornithological discover-
ies of this century, according to


Audubon Florida Lake Okee-
chobee director Dr. Paul Gray.
Dr. Jackson's keynote
address is Saturday night, but is
one highlight of a festival
schedule packed with lectures,
exhibits, birding tours and
demonstrations by renowned
birders and naturalists.
The festival kicks off Friday
with the annual Arts and Crafts
Festival at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven. Dur-
ing Friday afternoon and
throughout Saturday and Sun-
See Festival Page 12


Scouts hold


annual carnival


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Boy
Scouts of America Troop 619
hosted a carnival for the com-
munity, offering dozens of
attractions and food vendors
for carnival goers from Jan. 5
to 15.
The Boys Scouts, hosted the
carnival as part of their annual
fundraising events, which
allow the scouts to go on
camping trips and outdoor
activities throughout the year.
Despite cold weather and
ongoing hurricane recovery
efforts in the area, the scouts
reported a good showing from
the community and hoped the
carnival gave children a
chance to have fun and enjoy
the winter weather.
"We did have some cold


weather knock us down a little
as far as attendance, but it's
been steady," said Troop 619
Scoutmaster Tony Chihocky,
who has helped the scouts
bring the carnival to the com-
munity for several years. "I
think we'll end up with a pretty
good turnout since we did
have the two weekends of the
carnival," he said.
According to the scoutmas-
ter, this carnival is the troop's
largest fundraiser of the year,
and the money the carnival
raises is used for paying the
scouts' summer camp fees, as
well as other planned activities
such as hiking, cycling, and
swimming.
The troop also aspires to
gather resources and interest
See Scouts Page 12


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Jacob Gonzalez, age 5, son of Dawn and Ernest Gonzalez of Clewiston, enjoying the rides
at the 2006 Boy Scout Carnival on Tuesday, Jan 10.





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Obituaries


James Anthony
West, Sr.
James Anthony West, Sr., age
60, of Clewiston passed away
Dec. 26, 2006 in Belle Glade. He
was born Aug. 16, 1945 in
Philadelphia, PA, to John Francis
West and Marion Teresa
(Onyschuck) West. He was a vet-
eran of the Army, serving in Viet-
nam. He was a route salesman
employed by Holsum Bakery in
Belle Glade.
Survivors include his wife
Brenda Joyce (Wilkinson) West;
son James Anthony West, Jr., of
Clewiston; daughters Connie
West of Port Charlotte, Florida,
Tonya West Gurganious of
Clewiston, and Melissa West of
Clewiston; mother Marion True-
hart of Springfield, Florida; three
brothers, John West of PA, Bryan
West of PA, and Michael West of
PA; and eight grandchildren.
JohnnyA.
Robinson, Jr.
Mr. Johnny A. Robinson, Jr.,
73, of Bethesda, Maryland
passed away Friday, Nov.25,
2005, in the Clinch Memorial
Hospital in Homerville, Georgia
after a lengthy illness.
-Me was a native of Belle Glade
and recently m6ved to Home-
rville due to declining health. He
was born July 10, 1932 to the late
Johnny A. Robinson, Sr. and
Ruth Barbara Robinson. He
served in the United States mili-
tary for many years and had
worked for the CIA for many
years. He was a retired real
estate broker and owner of a dog
kennel. He was a member of the
Rock Creek Kennel Club and
past president of the National
Yorkshire Terrier Club. He also
served as a judge at many dog
shows around the country. He
raised and showed Yorkshire
Terries and his kennel produced
numerous grand champions,
two of which won Best in Show
at the Westminster Dog Show in
New York. He enjoyed traveling
and visiting family and friends.
He is survived by his brother
and sister-in-law, Edward E.
"Eddie" and Ann Robinson of
Homerville; one nephew and
wife, Ken and Vera Robinson of
Belle Glade; niece and husband,
Patricia Ann and William "Bill"
Allred, Sr. of Tuscumbia, Ala.;
two great-nephews, William
"Billy" Allred, Jr. of Homerville
and Scott Robinson of Belle
Glade and Baton Rouge, LA;
three great-nieces and husband,
Casandra and Eric Sutton of
Arcadia, Fla. Victoria Allred of.
Tuscumbia, Ala., and LeAnna
Robinson of Belle Glade; and
numerous friends.
A memorial service was held
Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. in the
Chapel of Roundtree Funeral
Home. Officiating was Rev. Ed.
Falgout.
W.G. Smith sang "Go Rest
High On That Mountain" and
"Beulah Land".
His wish was to be cremated
and his ashes be spread over.the
island in Lake Okeechobee
where he was born and lived as
a young boy.
The family has requested that
any memorialization be made to
the charity or church of your
choice.
Kurt Michael Squitier
Kurt Michael Squitier, 59, of
Labelle, died Saturday, Dec. 24,
2005 at Lee Memorial Hospital
(due to complications resulting
from a traffic accident).
Kurt was a graduate of
Bryson City (NC High School,
Brevard (NC) College and East
Carolina State University. He
,served as an educator together
with his wife for over 30 years in
Lee County, as assistant princi-
pal at Cypress Lake High School,
and in Hendry County as princi-
pal at Clewiston High School
and finally as assistant superin-
tendent before retiring.
He is survived by Jeanne, his
wife of 38 years and his children,
Captain Jason Squitier, Fl. Hood,
Texas, a veteran of Operation
Enduring Freedom in
.Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi
Freedom, and Kristie Huff, a
nursing administrator ofl1 years
at Lee Memorial Health System.
Kurt was also the proud grandfa-
Iher of five, Kellie Noelle Huff
(8), Zachary Derek Huff (6),
Jacob Michael Squitier (6), Jack-
son Michael Squitier (4), and
Steven Kurt Huff (1). He was a
cherished husband, wonderful


In lieu of flowers please make
a donation to a Scholarship Fund
set up in his name. Donations
may be made at Olde Cypress
Bank in Clewiston.
Olde Cypress Bank Attn: Kurt
Squitier Scholarship PO Box
1779 Clewiston, FL 33440.
Joe Harry usher, Jr.
Joe Harry usher, Jr., age 58 of
Pahokee, passed away Wednes-
day, Jan. 11, 2006. He was born
Aug. 18, 1947 in Pahokee to Joe
and Grace Usher. He was retired
and for the past four years had
become active with the Pahokee
Elks Club.
Harry is survived by his wife,
Linda of Syuart; sons, Joe Harry
Usher, III (Toni) of Jupiter; Travis
Usher (Dawn) of Stuart; sons;
grandchildren, Megan, Josh,
Donnovan, Dillion, Austin, Shan-
non, Michael, Anthony, Lela
(Brain); one great grandchild,
Logan; parents, Joe and Grace
Usher, of Loxahatchee; sister,
Sharon Estes, (David) of Loxa-
hatchee; brothers, Kenneth
Usher, (Diane) of Pahokee;
Michael Usher (Sandy) of Brook-
let, GA; along with several nieces
and nephews extended family
members and a host of friends
and his beloved, (Sammie Jane).
Visitation was held Jan. 15.
Services were held Jan. 16 at The
God Shepherd Church of God in
Pahokee. The Pahokee Elks
Lodge at Port Mayaca Cemetery
held a graveside memorial. All
arrangement by Glades Funeral
Chapel Belle Glade.
Henry C. Perryman, Jr.
Henry C. Perryman, Jr., age
84 of Pinellas Park died Jan. 13,
2006 at Northside Hospital in St.
Pete. Born in Macon, GA came
here from Stone Mountain, GA in
1986. He was a retired chemical
engineer with Dupont. He was a
U.S. Army and Air Force veteran
of WW II, Georgia Tech Gradu-
ate. He enjoyed playing golf,
reading, puzzles and playing
cars,
Survivors include daughter
Susan Deveney of St., Pete; two
sons, Hank Perryman of Pinellas
Park and Mike Perryman of St.
Pete; one granddaughter, Trish
Adams of Clewiston; two great-
grandsons, David James Adams
of Clewiston and,.Robert Roy
Adams of Clewiston.
Vera Marie Strickland
Vera Marie Strickland, age 85,
of Orlando, Florida died Friday,
Jan. 13, 2006 at her home, Mrs.
Strickland was born April 22,
1920 in Melbourne, Arkansas to
William Thomas and Allie
Langston. She was a homemak-
er having moved to Moore
Haven from Piggott, Arkansas as
a newlywed. She was a member
of the Maple Grove Baptist
Church in Moore Haven and she
was a gardener, and an avid
reader.
Mrs. Strickland was preceded
in death by her husband, Sidney
J. Strickland in 1955. She is sur-
vived by two sons, Allan (Lois)
Strickland of Orlando and Sindey
Jr .(Sandra) Strickland of Winter
Park; two daughters, LaLaine
(Alfred) Collier of Lake Port and
Susan Strickland of Orlando; 10
grandchildren; 16 great-grand-
children; seven great- great
grandchildren; brother, Cornell
Langston of Bakersfield, CA; sis-
ter, Minnie Jean Tanner of Pig-
gott, Arkansas, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Wednes-
day, Jan. 18, 2006 at Maple Grove
Baptist Church in Moore Haven.
Funeral Services immediately
followed after Pastor Scott
.Garvin officiated. Interment fol-
lowed at Ortona Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hos-
pice of the Comforter, 480 W.
Central PKWY, Altamonte
Springs, FL 32714. All arrange-
ments were entrusted to the lov-
ing care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Engagements
and Families as an Economic
Self-Sufficiency Specialist.
Mr. Arnett is 1990 graduate of
j Glades Central High School, he
has a B.S. degree and is currently
working on his Masters degree.
Tyron is a Site Director for ACS
SYouth Services. Ronelda and
Tyron became engaged Jan. 1,
S2005 and are to be wed Satur-
day, April 15, 2006 in Belle
Glade.


Submitted to INI/
Ronelda J. Frederick
Ronelda Frederick and Tyron
Arnett.
Frederick -
Arnett
Oswald Amos and Annie
Arnett of Belle Glade would like
to announce the engagement of
their grandchild Ronelda Freder-
ick to Tyron Arnett. Ronelda is
the daughter of the late Cecelia
Frederick and Ronald Frederick.
Tyron is the son Larry Dennard
and the late Inez Arnett.
Ms. Frederick is a 1995 gradu-
ate of Glades Central High
School. She has a Bachelors
degree in Org. Management and
an MBA. Ronelda is employed
with the Department of Children


Buy, Sell or Trade

in the Classifieds,
Pages 20-23


NOTICE
The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing On
February 9, 2006 At 7:00 p.m.
In The Glades County
School Board Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW. Moore Haven, Florida


To Approve The School Board Policy
Regarding Disposal of
Category B Records(includes ESE records)


Copies of the proposed policies are available by contacting:
Kathy Mathis, Director of Exceptional Student Education
400 10th Street, SW-Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863) 946-0202 ext. 25 Posted T


Submitted to NI/Penny Pruitt
Casey Ward and Penny Pruitt.

Pruitt Ward
Casey Ward and Penny Pruitt
have planned their wedding for
Jan. 28, 2006 at 4 p.m. at their
home located at 1375 Turkey
Lane in Moore Haven.


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Submitted to INI/Vernell C. Thompson
Marshette Bowens and Desmond Thompson.


Bowens -

Thompson
Marshette Bowens and
Desmond Thompson were joined
in marriage Dec. 17, 2005. The
bride is the daughter of Vera and
Calvin Bowens. The groom is the
son of Vernell and Willie Thomp-
son.
The wedding was held at St.
John First Missionary Baptist
Church. Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Mt. Zion
A.M.E. multipurpose Bldg. Rev. Dr.
Robert L. Rease officiated the cere-
mony.
The maid of honor was Angela
K. Thompson. Matron of honor
was Misty Bowens. Bridesmaids
were Alicia Bowens, Melvye
Bowens, and 0' Neaka Jenkins.
The best man was Reginald L.
Thompson. Groomsmen were
.Cheree Bowens, Calvin Bowens,
and Marcel Bowens.
The flower girls were April
Dortch, Maya Bowens, and Taylor
Bowens. Ring bearer was C.J.
Bowens.
The couple honeymooned in
Atlanta, GA and Orlando, Fla.


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father, and loyal friend to many.
A gathering to reminisce on
the life and times of Kurt with,
friends and family in the:area is
planned for Jan. 21 at the Akin
Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
from 10a.m. to noon. It will:not
be a formal service. The family
would like to get together with
friends and share memories and
stories of Kurt's life. If you have a
story or memory to share, please.
e-mail the family at kristie@huf-
feng.com or call (239) 936-5665.
There will also be an open time
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Eutychus and falling


to sleep in church


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Someone gave me a list of
things to say on the way out of
church to the preacher if he has
been long-winded. The list includ-
ed phrases such as "you always
find something to fill up the time,
don't you" or did you know that
there are 176 window panes in the
church?" or when a youngster told
the minister "the sermon was
awful!" his mother said, "don't lis-
ten to him, he only says what other
people say!"
Usually, the congregation is at
the mercy of the preacher and
there is an unwritten rule that he
may wax eloquent at length. He
does so, however, at his own risk.
When one visiting preacher asked,
"How long should I preach?" he
was told "you can preaches long
as you want to, we're out of here in
15 minutes!"
The bible has something to say
about long-winded preachers -
none other than Paul himself. It
seems he was visiting Troas for
seven days and as they gathered to
have communion, Paul began to
preach. He intended to depart the
next day and "he prolonged his
speech until midnight (Act 20:7)"
As the account goes, "a young man
named Euthchus was sitting in the
window. He sank into a deep sleep
as Paul talked longer, and being
overcome by sleep, he fell down
from the third story and was taken
Jup dead (\.." .
Paul went down and bent over
him, embraced him and
announced that there was life in,
him. After the celebration of the
communion service, Acts tells us,
"And they took the lad away alive.
And were not little comforted."
The message is clear enough:
.Sermons can kill! In reality, we're
fortunate with our churches on the
first floor and air conditioning to
keep people inside with the win-
dows closed. There is a warning
though for the preachers don't
get carried away.
I read a commentary on the
children's hit TV show, "Sesame
Street" and learned that the format
was changed every few.minutes to


keep short attention spans. Many
times nevertheless it must be rec-
ognized that the preacher's not a
stand-up entertainer. There are
times when there is no catchy way
to present a message or a talk
about something that is a topic for
that Sunday.
One young boy assisting me at
the altar one Sunday told me, "I
don't want to be here my moth-
er made me come!" I looked at him
for a minute
and said,
"What makes
you think Iwant
to be here every
Sunday either?
I'm here and
you're here
because that's
where we're
supposed to be, Samuel S.
not because we Thomas
feel like it!" He
looked at me for a second, and
then got back to his appointed task
with something to think about a
sermon is one sentence that appar-
ently made the point.
There is a responsibility when
one has a captive audience to be
respectful of the structure. If it can't
be said succinctly and to the point,
the preacher may be putting peo-
ple to sleep! Even if they don't fall
out of windows, they might not
want to come back, and if one is
attempting to corrvey God's-mes-
sage, they're doing him a real dis-
service.
Anyone can string bible verses
together and cite platitudes, but
such a preacher runs the risk of
putting people to sleep. One defini-
tion of a sermon that stuck with me
was that it was a bridge between
an ever-changing world and fixed,
eternal truth not sociology or
pop science, but what God might
say about what is going on here
and now.
With the state of the world,
there is always something worth
saying. It should be said and then
serve as a springboard for us to
respond in our prayers and actions
as well as our words. One of my
colleagues asks his listeners to give
him a grade, but more importantly,
feedback so that he can be self-cor-
recting. He's a good preacher, too.


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How does God get His kicks now?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
The title is frivolous, but this
message could change some-
body's life. How does God get His
kicks? What is it that gives God the
most pleasure? The answer is, He
gets the most pleasure from taking
something that the world perceives
as worthless and giving it value.
There's a story about a kinder-
garten teacher who wrote a song
about popcorn. She had her class
crouch down on the floor as they
sang it. At the appropriate point in
the song, all the children would
"pop up." The teacher had them
"popping" all over the classroom.
One day, during the popcorn song,
the teacher noticed that one little
boy remained crouched down
when all the other children popped
up. She went over to him and
asked if he was okay, and why he
wasn't popping up like the other
children. The little boy replied, "I'm
burning on the bottom of the pan."
Some of us can relate. If not us,


then someone we know feels like
they are burning on the bottom of
the pan. There are burnt kernel
feelings, feelings of worthlessness
or despair.
Think on this: God sent His Son
into this world in our behalf. There-
fore, how can we be worthless?
God sees us as people of infinite
worth, and that's the way we all
need to see ourselves. If we would
place the same value on our lives
that God places on them, our lives
would be radically changed. If we
would see our possibilities as clear-
ly as we see our problems, we
would turn the world upside down.
How we view ourselves makes
all the difference in the world.
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky was
interviewed before the second
game of a playoff series. His team
had played poorly and lost the first
game. He was asked whether his
coach had shown the players their
mistakes on video. Gretzky said
that rather than showing them a
video of their mistakes, their coach


showed highlights of them per-
forming well.
Why reinforce negative images?
They needed to see themselves as
they could be, not as they had
been. The case in point: Gretzky's
team won the second game and
subsequently took the Stanley Cup.
I believe that many of us could
benefit immensely from standing
in front of a mirror each morning
and saying to ourselves, "I am a
person of immense value. Jesus
Christ gave His life in my behalf. I
can do all things through Jesus
Christ who strengthens me. There
is nothing that will arise today that I
cannot handle with His help." Your
life will be changed if you can say
this and believe it.
One final thought. A number of
years ago there was a commercial
that showed a Mercedes crashing
into a concrete wall during a safety
test. An engineer checks out the
damage, which is minimal. After-
wards, a reporter asks the engineer
about Mercedes' energy absorbing


car body and why Mercedes does-
n't enforce their patent on the
design, which evidently had been
copied by several other companies
because of its success.
The engineer replies matter-of-
factly, "Because some things in life
are too important not to share."
There are some things in life
that are too important not to share.
This is one of them. If God gets so
much pleasure from bringing value
to that which is considered worth-
less in our lives, then why not share
this blessing by helping other peo-
ple turn around their lives as well.
How does God get His kicks? It
happens whenever any person in
whatever situation comes to dis-
cover his or her true worth as a
child of God.
Why not give God a great time
today? Why don't we claim or
reclaim Jesus Christ as Lord of our
lives and make a new start with
Him? Why not look around and
find others that we can encourage
along the same path?


Letters to the Editor


How to raise
a trained killer
Dear editor:
It is no exaggeration to say that
video games can help train people
to kill. Ask the people we trust
most, the United States military.
The military succeeds at the diffi-
cult task of getting people to over-
come their natural barriers to com-
mitting unthinkable acts of
violence. They use video games to
train our servicemen and women
for the rigors of combat. The same
games for children reward cop
killing, auto theft, and drug dealing.
An underage child should not have
the unilateral discretion to walk
into a store and purchase such a
product. This is common sense.
As regional director for the Par-
ents Television Council, I regularly
speak to parents who want all the
help they can get to protect their
children. Many have trouble keep-
ing up with what is in the latest
games or which shows and movies
that should not be viewed by their
children. They want help to keep
these games out of their kids
hands.
Currently, a 10-year-old could
purchase a Mature (M-rated) or
Adult Only (AO-rated) video game.
There are voluntary guidelines that
tell retailers not to sell these prod-
ucts to children, but they have been
a failure due to their voluntary
nature. The new law (SB492) pro-
posed by Sen. Alex Diaz would
basically take those guidelines and
make them law. Despite the failure
of their voluntary guidelines, the
multi-billion dollar video game
industry is fighting this legislation
as they did (unsuccessfully) in Illi-
nois, Michigan and California.
The evidence is conclusive:
Countless independent studies
confirm that repeated exposure to
graphically sexual, violent and pro-
fanity-laced video games has a
harmful and long term affect on
children.
Most recently, researchers at
Michigan State University used
functional magnetic resonance
imaging technology to observe
which areas of the brain are stimu-
lated when a subject plays violent
video games. Researchers conclud-
ed, "there is a causal link between
playing the first-person shooting
game in our experiment and brain-:
activity pattern that are considered
as characteristic for aggressive cog-
nitions and affects. Violent video
games frequently have been criti-
cized for enhancing aggressive
reactions such as aggressive cogni-
tions, aggressive affects or aggres-
sive behavior. On a neurobiological
level we have shown the link
exists."
If these games are marketed to
and manufactured for adults as the
industry insists, then their sale to
minors should be restricted. This
solution protects our children with-
out interfering with the rights of
adults. We place similar restrictions
on the sale of firearms, tobacco,
alcohol and pornography. This is
no different.
Video game retailers have failed
to police themselves. A year ago,
the Parents Television Council con-
ducted a secret shopper in several
cities across the country and found
that more than 50% of stores were
willing to sell M rated video games
to children under 16 years of age
without asking for identification.
Law enforcement in Michigan
found about half of the stores they
investigated sold adult rated games
to minors without asking for ID. In
New York City a sting found 88 per-
cent of stores selling M-rated games
to minors. The Parents Television
Council also polled parents and
found that 40 percent were
unaware that there are no legal
restrictions preventing children
from obtaining these games.
The children of Florida are
being bombarded with sexual .and
violent images through video
games. The more than 67,000
members of the Parents Television
SCouncil in Florida are calling for the
passage of SB 492 to give parents
another tool to protect their chil-


dren from such harmful influences.
Florida must follow the lead of Illi-
nois, Michigan and California and
show that we care about our chil-
dren as much as they do theirs. Par-
ents should contact their legislators
about this bill to urge a quick pas-
sage. Remember that our children
are watching!
The Parents Television Council
is a non-profit, non-partisan organi-
zation committed to protecting
children from graphic sex, violence
and profanity in entertainment.
www.parentstv.org
MattButler
Florida Regional Director
Parents Television Council

More trouble looms
for ailing gulf
Dear editor:
SOn TV, Florida's tourism ads
promise clean white beaches and
a glistening Gulf stretching across
the horizon. What a surprise Flori-
da tourists have had this year.
They've rubbed their itchy eyes
and watched bulldozers piling up
dead fish in the worst red tide
episode in decades. They've seen
gasping sea turtles and bloated
manatees, victims of red tide.
The Gulf's sickness has dealt a
blow to beachfront hotels, for
sure, and it, has also sucker-
punched recreational and com-
mercial fishermen and divers.
Even North Florida's famous
Apalachicola oysters were inedi-
ble for much of the year, thanks to
red tide.
Now, with red tide still linger-
ing, your state and federal govern-
ments are poised to issue a permit
for a major new pollution source
in the Gulf, a kind of pollution that
has already caused fish to change
sexes.
The State Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection has issued a
draft permit for one of the south's
biggest polluters Buckeye Flori-
da's pulp mill in Taylor County -
to build a huge pipe to send toxic
waste from the black and smelly
Fenholloway River into the Gulf.
The pipe, incredibly, will empty
not far from the Big Bend Sea-
grasses Aquatic Preserve, Out-
standing Florida Water and nurs-
ery ground for mullet, sea trout,
redfish, scallops, oysters, clams,
shrimp, blue crab, and other eco-
nomically important species.
Most people in Florida don't
know much about this crazy plan,
but they should. We still have time
to stop it. A tiny band of Taylor
County citizens' as well as
myself have filed a petition to
force the state to hold an adminis-
trative hearing on the pipeline. We
point out that this pollution is pre-
ventable and illegal. DEP's draft
permit is full of special loopholes.
Incredibly, the five-year permit
allows Buckeye to ignore water
quality standards for the next nine
years!
EPA has proved repeatedly that
Buckeye is discharging the deadly
chemical dioxin into the water,
but DEP's permit sets no limits on
dioxin. And if you think that's bad
then here's the kicker: At the end
of that nine years, when the per-
mit at long last becomes effective,
DEP has a loophole for Buckeye
that will allow a special "mixing
zone" for "chronic toxicity" that
extends a full three miles around
the pipe. The state is officially
sanctioning a legal three-mile
dead zone, on top of the fact that
the pipe will send gender-bending
chemicals out into Gulf marine
nursery grounds. Scientists have
documented the sex-changing
fish. What they don't know is
what these chemicals will do to
people.
You might think what happens
in rural Taylor County won't affect
you. But it will, because those pol-
luted marine creatures will be
coming to shores all over the Gulf,
and around the peninsula to the
Atlantic.
We need a good dose of public
outrage to stop the state's mis-
guided gift to the polluting Buck-
eye, and we need it now, before
the DEP issues the final permit.


This aging pulp mill already killed
a perfectly good river the Fen-
holloway once was full of fish and
had a drinking-water bottling
.plant on its bank. Let's not let it kill
the Gulf, too.
LindaYoung
Director, Clean Water Network
of Florida

Missed the point:
To the editor:
There is an important point
missing from the current debate
over what to do with polluted
Lake Okeechobee water. Flooding
the fields in the Everglades Agri-
cultural Area (EAA), in addition to
being nearly impossible without
also flooding towns, highways,
hospitals and other public facili-
ties, would destroy the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP) and therefore kill the
Everglades. That is too high a price
to pay for a minor Band-Aid for the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
Rivers, which can only be perma-
nently restored by going forward
with the balance of the CERP pro-
gram.
If people want to "save" the
rivers from discharges of dirty
water from the lake, they should
focus on saving CERP. It is unreal-
istic to flood the EAA for many rea-
sons. One is because the system
has been changed so much that
the farmland 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 unrealis-
tic because that farmland does not
belong to the suburban commu-
nities that filled in their own wet-
lands and now want to flood
someone else's property in order
to enhance their own. And it's fur-
ther unrealistic because polluted
water sent south onto farms
would keep going south and kill
the Everglades, which is now
finally recovering because of the
years of effort and millions of dol-
lars 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.


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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 Okeechobee-
Kissimmee River ecosystem
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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 commu-
nities as well as from the farming
area. This partnership with public
agencies is what has rescued the
Everglades and what underlies the
$10 billion-plus Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Project
adopted by Congress.
Carl Perry
2nd Generation Sugarcane
Farmer

What we want for the
future of Hendry County
Dear editor:
Vision Hendry County 2015i
will have initial meetings in Clewis-
ton on Feb 6, and LaBelle on Feb 7.
From 6- 9 p.m., you are invited to
participate in a public meeting to
help set priorities for the future of
Hendry County. Each meeting will
be the same, so choose the one
that works best for you. The
Clewiston meeting will be at the
John Boy Auditorium and the
LaBelle meeting will be at the
LaBelle Civic Center.
As you know, Hendry County is
changing. The next 10 years will
bring tremendous change to our
county. It's up to all of us to help
guide that change. Participants at
the meeting will be asked to help
develop priorities for the county.
What are the things that our lead-
ers should focus on to make
Hendry County a great place to live
in the years ahead?
These initial meetings are the
first round in a series of public
meetings to help shape the future
of Hendry County. The second
round meeting will be in early
March and the third round meeting
will be in early April. Dates will be
announced soon.
Janice Groves
Hendry County Economic
Development Council


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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 locate a wanted fugitive
as ofJan. 13, 2006.
His name is David Jones. He is
described as a black male: D.O.B.
Nov 13, 1985:He is six feet tall and
weighs 180 pounds, he has black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address is S.W Avenue D,
Belle Glade. His last known occu-
pation is student.
He.is wanted for Felony 1) Vio-
lation of probation: Possession of
cocaine with intent to sell 2) Viola-


tion of proba-
tion: Posses-
sion of cocaine;
possession of
marijuana.
Ifyou should
have any infor-
mation or know
the where-
abouts of David David
Jones, please Jones
call Crime Stop-
pers 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
report do not indicate guilt. Any-
one wishing to contact the
newspaper following the final
disposition of their case, may do
so for publication.
Narcotics arrest
LABELLE Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reports that following the
service of a search warrant at
808 Manatee Avenue in LaBelle.
Billy Smith, Jr. age 34 was arrest-


ed for possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, possession of
narcotics paraphernalia, traffick-
ing in a controlled substance
and for possession of a firearm
by convicted felon. The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigation Division seized
$2,100 U.S. currency, 151 pieces
of rock cocaine, one semi-auto-
matic pistol and a quantity of
other drugs. Smith was booked
into the Hendry County Jail.


Traffics stop
leads to drug arrests
LABELLE A traffic stop on
Martin Luther King Boulevard
led to the arrests of two men on
narcotics charges. Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee stated that during an on
the scene investigation follow-
ing the traffic stop, an excess of
eight grams of cocaine, nar-
cotics packaging, narcotics para-


phernalia and $784 dollars were
discovered. Julio Mendoza Gar-
cia, age 35, and Gabriel
Calderon Simental, age 26, were
arrested and charged with pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell and possession of narcotics
paraphernalia. Simental was
also charged with operating a
motor vehicle without a valid
driver's license. Both men were
booked into the Hendry County
Jail.


2005 fatality count stands at 27


Hendry County sustained its
26th fatality for 2005 Wednesday,
Dec. 28. According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, 54-year-old Debo-
rah Davis Haywood of Clewiston
died after a two-car crash at Birch-
wood Parkway and E. Cowboy
Way. The crash occurred at 7:25
a.m. in heavy fog conditions.
FHP reports that Ms. Haywood
was southbound on Birchwood
Parkway and failed to stop for the
posted stop sign at the intersection.
Her 2005 Dodge Stratos entered the
intersection where it was struck on


the left side by a 1998 Toyota 4-Run-
ner driven by Reina DelCarmen
Castellon, 32, of LaBelle. Both vehi-
cles rotated counterclockwise,
then traveled onto the southwest
corner of the intersection. Ms. Hay-
wood's vehicle then struck a tele-
phone junction box and the Castel-
lon vehicle overturned onto its right
side before up-righting itself. Both
vehicles came to a final rest on the
south shoulder of E. Cowboy Way.
Ms. Castellon, 32, and a passen-
ger, 20-year-old Teresa Lemus of
the same address, both suffered


minor injuries and were transport-
ed to LeHigh Regional Hospital.
As of Dec. 28, Hendry experi-
enced 22 fatal'crashes, resulting in
27 fatalities.
As throughout the state, Hendry
County has experienced a signifi-
cant increase in traffic fatalities in
the last couple years. In 2000,
Hendry had 11 road fatalities (four
of them alcohol related); in 2001
that number jumped to 19 (11 alco-
hol related); in 2002'it was 16 (nine
alcohol related); in 2003 it was 13
(five alcohol related); and in 2004,


26 people lost their lives on
Hendry's roads (eight alcohol relat-
ed), according to Florida Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicle statistics.
Statistics also show that,
statewide, careless driving is, over-
all, the biggest factor in crashes on
Florida roads, at just over 25 per-
cent. Other top causes include fail-
ure to yield right-of-way (over 13
percent) and driving under the
influence alcohol (over 10 per-
cent).


Floridians can appeal FEMA denial


ORLANDO Floridians who
received denial letters declaring
them ineligible for Hurricane
Wilma disaster assistance can fol-
low a process to appeal decisions,
according to officials from the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
- ment Agency (FEMA) and Florida's
State Emergency Response Team
(SERT).
Common reasons for denial
include adequate insurance cover-
age; damage to a secondary home,
not a primary residence; duplicate
applications made from the same,
address; and, inability to prove
occupancy or ownership.
Sometimes a denial simply
means that more information is
needed before the analysis can be
completed. Applicants who are
denied housing and other needs
assistance under FEMA's Individu-
als and Households Program (IHP)
have 60 days from the date of their
determination letter to appeal the
Decision. All appeals must be sub-


rnitted in writing.
In their appeal letters, applicants
should explain in writing why they
think the decision about the
amount or type of assistance they
received is not correct. They should
provide specific examples, such as
areas electrical, plumbing,
floors, walls, ceilings, etc. they
feel were not addressed in the
inspection process. The applicant,
or someone who .represents them
or their household, should sign the
letter. If the person writing the letter
is not a member of the household,
there must be a signed statement
saying that the writer may act on
the applicant's behalf.
Appeal letters should include
the applicant's FEMA registration
number and the disaster number
(shown at the top of the decision
letter Wilma's disaster number
is 1609). It is important to have
appeal letters postmarked within
60 days of the date on the decision.
letter. It is also important to date the
appeal letter, which should be


mailed to the following address:
FEMA Individuals & House-
holds Program
National Processing Service
Center
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055
Letters can also be faxed to 800-
827-8112 (Attention: FEMA- Indi-
viduals & Households Program).
To register for or ask questions
about FEMA assistance, residents
should call FEMA at 1-800-621-
FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-
7585 for the speech- aid hearing-
impaired. The deadline to apply for
disaster assistance is Jan. 19,2006.
Appealing
insurance-related
denials
While the law forbids federal
payment for losses covered by
insurance, financial aid may be
provided for losses not covered,
and information in the settlement


letter from the insurance company
can help obtain this aid from
FEMA, if the individual is eligible.
If an applicant is still waiting for
an insurance settlement but has
received a letter from FEMA stating
that a claim for federal assistance
has been denied because of insur-
ance coverage he or she should
contact FEMA and request a "delay
of settlement" letter. A completed
copy of the letter should be mailed
back to FEMA at the above address
so the agency is aware that the
claims process is still ongoing.
If an applicant does receive an
insurance settlement and also
receives a letter from FEMA stating
that a claim for federal assistance
has been denied because of insur-
ance coverage but feels the insur-
ance settlement was not sufficient
- the applicant can re-contact
FEMA and let them know of the sit-
uation. Insurance cases can be
appealed to FEMA up to 12 months
from an applicant's registration
date.


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JANUARY 28, 2006


BELLE GLADE CITY HALL



10:00 A.M.


Attention: Belle Glade residents interested in running for a

Seat on the Belle Glade City Commission.


A Candidate Workshop will be held Saturday, January 28,

2006, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at City

Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle

Glade, Florida.


This Workshop will explain how and what is needed to

qualify as. a candidate, campaign financing, political

advertising, the Sunshine Law, poll watchers, absentee

voting and early voting.


Anyone interested in filing to run for a Seat on the Belle


Commission is


encouraged to


attend this


informative Workshop.


For 'additional information, please contact Debra R. Buff,

CMC, City Clerk/Supervisor of Elections, at 996-0100,
extension 608.


Clewiston Christian School

Invites All interested Individuals

to our State of the School

informational meeting.



When: Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: 601 Caribbean Avenue in Clewiston,

(USSC Research Building)


We will also be available in an open house setting

at the above address on:


Wednesday, January 25th from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday, January 26th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm


Be sure to visit us on-line at

www.clewistonchristian.org for updates.


To contact us please call David Douglas at

863-983-5388 or e-mail us at info@clewistonchristian.org

You may also write to us at PO Box 129, Clewiston, FL

33440.


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Burson gift puts United Way near goal


LABELLE The United Way of
Hendry and Glades Counties has
gotten a big boost this year through
a new donor. Fred Burson has per-
sonally donated $10,000 to the
2005-2006 campaign. There is still a
lot of work to do though, to achieve
the community goal of $162,000.
"Everyone in our area is posi-
tively affected by United Way, and
there is still a shortfall of approxi-
mately $30,000 to get to the goal of
$162,000," said Mr. Burson. More
than 21,000 local residents were
helped by United Way agencies last
year in Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties.
Paul Martin, regional general
manager for the Bonita Bay Group,
is serving his fourth year as the vol-
unteer campaign chair for the Unit-
ed Way of Hendry and Glades
Counties.
"There's such a need in the
community and as leaders here
locally, we want to give back to
help make the community a better
place to live for all," he said.
The employees of Hendry
County School District have helped
the United Way campaign get off to
a great start by contributing over
$21,000. Other campaigns that are
under way include Hilliard Broth-
ers, Childcare of SouthWest Flori-
da, Family Eye Care, Johnson Engi-


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Paul Martin and Fred Burson show off their new fundraising
mark after Fred Burson' generous donation of $10,000 to the
annual United Way fundraiser.


neering, The Tax Collectors Office,
Wal-Mart, The Department of
Health, the Division of Children and


Families and many others.
Thirty agencies and programs
will receive funds from the 2005-


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are now seeking an alternate office space in
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What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie?


People come in all different
shapes and sizes. No two are
exactly alike. Which is why when
you ask a person, "What is your
favorite Girl Scout cookie?"
chances are you will discover
their tastes are just as unique as
the individual. And this year, a
new cookie will be introduced,
making the decision even harder.
Cartwheels, reduced fat, bite-
sized cinnamon oatmeal cook-
ies, are making their debut with
the rest of the old favorites: Thin
Mints, Peanut Butter Sandwich,


Shortbread, Caramel deLites,
Peanut Butter Patties, Reduced
Fat Lemon Pastry Cremes, and
Think A-Lot (formerly known as
Animal Treasures).
The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is
the most anticipated and popular
activity within the Girl Scout fam-
ily and the community that sup-
ports them. However, the cookie
sale does more that just satisfy a
sweet tooth. It provides incredi-
ble opportunities for Girl Scouts
to acquire real-life business and
financial skills. Their creativity


and imaginations are tapped as
they explore and learn more
about marketing and advertising,
and realize the satisfaction that
comes when a shared goal is
reached.
"Girl Scouts in our area are
even more excited about the
cookie sale this year," said
Denise Valz, chief executive offi-
cer for Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council. "By introducing the new
cookie, people will be curious
and may buy a box, just to try it,
along with their standard


favorite." And quite possibly, a
new favorite cookie will be born.
Girl Scouts builds girls of
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Council, Inc., a United Way
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
L/ i '' HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The Department of Housing and Community Development will be opening its applica-
tion list for property owners who wish to participate in its Housing Rehabilitation
Program. Names will be accepted from property owner who are:
1. Low and moderate income households.
2. Owner occupants of properties containing one to four dwelling units.
3. Owners of properties located in unincorporated Palm Beach County, or
within the municipal limits of Atlantis, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Glen
Ridge, Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Hypoluxo,
Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Park, Lake Worth,
Lantana, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Pahokee, Palm Beach
Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, South Palm
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Monday January 23, 2006, at (561)233-3632. Callers will be asked to provide their
name, address, and phone number so they may be contacted for an appointment to
submit complete documentation for eligibility determination. Calls will be taken until
65 names are received and allocated to the north, south and west areas of the County.

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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
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.

CITY OF BELLE GLADE

DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS


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for Central Elementary, East-
side/Westside Elementary will be
announced by the manger due to
hurricane damages and repairs
until further notice.
Hendry County
Schools secondary
lunch menu
** Peanut butter and jelly
sandwich offered daily as an alter-
native.
** Hoagie sandwich offered
everyday as a alternative entree.
** Variety of salads offered
daily.
** Milk offered daily.
Menu subject to change
Thursday Jan. 19
Turkey and gravy
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
SMix fruit
Dinner roll


Friday, Jan. 20
Shrimp poppers
Macaroni and cheese
Broccoli
Diced pears
Homestyle dinner roll
Monday, Jan. 23
Rib sandwich
French fries
Lettuce and tomato
Apple juice
Chocolate pudding
Tuesday, Jan.24
Beef-A- Roni
Tossed salad
Peaches
Cherry jell-o
Homestyle dinner roll
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Breaded chicken
Rice w/chicken gravy
California blend
Biscuit
Apple crisp
Ice cream cup


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School Briefs


School Happening


Submitted to INI
From left to right are Luis Diequez, Joaquin DePaz, and
Sarah Espinoza. These students were the top three plac-
ers in the Clewiston Middle School's spelling bee. The
final results were as follows: The Clewiston Middle
School Spelling Bee winners were: First place Sarah
Espinoza, Second place Joaquin DePaz, and Third
place Luis Dieguez. The County Spelling Bee will be
Feb. 7, in the Clewiston Middle School lunchroom.


Fun project
The Clewiston Public Library
is proud to announce a fun proj-
ect for school age students. We
are trying to reconstruct the
World Trade Center, using
approximately 50,000 pennies.
All school age children are invit-
ed to help with this project on
Tuesday and Thursdays at 3
p.m. any donations are very wel-
come.
H.E.R.E. meeting
The Clewiston Home School
Group. H.E.R.E., holds their reg-
ular meetings every first Thurs-
day of each month at the Youth
Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please bring a sack lunch, some-
thing interesting to share, and
join us if you home school or are
thinking of home schooling. The
parent-only home school meet-
ings are the third Monday of
each month at various'homes.
We discuss education issues,
programs and upcoming events.
Please call 983-8710 or 983-6161
for more information. We would
love to have you join us.


Hurricane
make up days
Mr. Tom Conner, Superinten-
dent for Hendry County Schools,
has announced the dates that will
used as hurricane make-up days as
a result of the days missed due to,
Hurricane Wilma. The dates are
Feb. 20, (President's Day) and.
March 13, (Professional Day). Stu-
dents are expected to be in school
on those days.
Fiftieth reunion
planned
Clewiston High School's Class
of 1956 is planning their 50th year
class reunion next June. Tentative
plans call for a brunch at Roland
Martin's, Saturday morning, June
24. There will be activities during
the day and a dinner at the Country
Club that night. The Class of 1955
and the Class of 1957 are also invit-
ed to join the celebration.
Cub Scout meetings
Cub Scout Pack 667 meets
every Thursday in the Clewiston
Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and


has room for more members.
Come check us out. Currently,
we are building go-carts. Parents
are invited and encouraged to
come. Call Angie at the Youth
Center for more information.
Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education
classes are being offered at
Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter. Call Toni at 983-1123 for
more information.
Friday Nights Lights
Evangel Church Assembly of
God Outreach Center is open
from 7-10 p.m. every Friday to all
7-12 grade students in our com-
munity. Activities available
include basketball; three play
station 2 units, music, and
games. Snack bar with great
prizes is open each night.
Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and


out of control, especially if you
are the family member or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments
and referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by calling
(800) 468-6933 or logging onto
wvww.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
conon now.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic/sexual violence in our com-
munity. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.


Letters to Santa


Westside
Elementary School
second grade

Dear Santa,
How can you d your job in one
night? Santa who is on your list?
.Santa guess what I want for Christ-
mas? Santa my baby sister wants
babies for Christmas. My mom
wants clothes and my dad. My
cousins want games. Santa Mrs.
Closs is Fun? Christmas is cool.
Abigail Villarreal
Dear Santa,
Are you tired of always going
around the while world to give
presents? DO you have your
cheecks red or pink? I want a com-
puter for Chismas please. Are you
chunky or fat? I want a doll house
with babies and cloths'please. Are
you big or small? I want a kitty for
chismas. These is what I wrote to
:Santa Clause.
Dayanna Paloblanco
Dear Santa,
How do you make your rein-
deers fly? How do you put all the
toys in one bag? I want for Chris-
mas is a play station 3, A game-
cube, A Xbox, a lots of books and
toys. A glossary just for me.
Christopher Harris
Dear Santa,
I want a new bike for Christmas
and'a new red Game Boy Advance
with games. And I want a dog
that's going to be train to protect
my family. And I want a Part that
talk to people. Santa, I might want
to dress like you for Christmas mor-
ing. And I wish that Santa will
brand me a Nascar bed. And I want
a Computer for me. And I want a 4
wheeler for Christmas.Santa why
do you where a shiny belt. Santa
your bread is white as snow, Is
Roodoffthe leader of the reindeers.
Tyrin Summers
Dear Santa,
I have been good and I have
only flipped my card once. There a
few thing I would like for Christ-
mas. First, I would like a password
journal because only my best
friend would know the password
and maybe I would share it with.
some other people. My sister
would have liked a barbie because
me and her can play with are barbi-
es. My morrnwould like a watch for
Christmas because her other one
does not work well. My granma
would like clothes because she
needs more clothes. Please tryto
get my Christmas wishes. Thank
you very mush.
Sinead McManus
Dear Santa,
I been prettu good this year. My
family says I'm a little angel. ,There


are a few things that I would like for
Christmas, First, I want a little rab-
bit. The reason I want a little rabbit
is because my birds flew away. MY
cousin Beckie wants a. little
princess modocicle because my
cousin doesn't have a modocicle.
My parents need a new house
because the inside got wet. Inai
needed a doll house because she
doesn't have a doll house. Thank
you very much.
Jessica Rios.
Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year. My mom says I am a little
angel. There are a few things I want
for Christmas. First, I would like a
real phone so I can call my friends.
My brother Jory, he said he needs
a powerainger. My mom Ivette
needs a new car. My grandma Ivis
needs cloths. I love you Santa.
Jackie Montanez
Dear Santa,
I have been good and bad
please forgive me Mr. Santa there
are a few thing I would like for
Chrismas, first I would like a Xbox
360 because It has no cord to it and
a memory card. My friend David
needs a game cube because he has
no games. My parents need a neck-
less because they have some but
there dull. My grandpa needs a big
screen t.v. because he does not like
the little one. Please try to grant my
Chrismas whishes.
Love,
Shemar.Gordon

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Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year. My mom says I am a little
angel. There are a few things that I
would like for Christmas. First, I
would like a Booster phone. Yhe
reason I want. a new Booster
because I like phones. My sister,
Kahirah, needs a bike, because
her old bike was old. My parents
Need a new house, because, I was
old. My grandma needs a new car.
Please try to grant my Christmas
wishes, thank you very much.
Tahirah Landrum
Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year. There are a few things that I
would like for Christmas. First I
would like a computer, because I
would like to learn. My sister
would like a new puppy, because
she likes to play with dogs. My
mom would like a new ring.
Because she like to wear rings a
lot and never takes them off. My
best friend Inai would like a new
cat, because she likes cat's. Please
try to grant my Christmas wishes:
Thank you very much.
Alyssa Colsen
Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good
because I niver have to go and not
been bad in class. I will niver have
been bad in school because I niver
flep my cards. This year my grand-
pa says I am a little angel. There
are a few things that I would like for
Christmas, First I will like a little
pupy. My little sister Lizzette


wants a big computer. My mom
wants a new t.v. My grandma
want a couch. Thank you Santa
S Tyra Maldonado
Dear Santa,
Behevior I am sometimes
good and sometimes bad, there
are a few things that I would like
for Christmas, gamecube game,
Jesse new controller for playsta-
tion 2. my mom teddy bear, Ms.
Wetherigton lipstick. Thank you.
David'Rodriguez
Dear Santa,
I have been very quit this year.
Please bring me a Play Station 2.
Becous I want to play with my
brother on my Play Station 2.
Aaron Jonhson
Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year. There are a few things I
would like for Christmas. I would
like a bike because I don't have
one. Can you get my sister a t.v.
because she don't have one, Can
you get my moma a new car this
is a old car. Can you get my gran-
ma a new house, because it is not
looking good because of Wima.
Can you do that. Thank you.
Joshua Wiggins
Dear Santa,
I been a little bet good. My
mom says I am a little angel.
There is few thing I want for
Christmas. I want a morstickole,
so I can rase with my cosin at my
home or his homw and I want a


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gets that's it thank you so much. I
always bleed in'o,-,u I hate my
wish's conie troe. I love you
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and the elf and your wife.
AlyssaOrtiz
Dear Santa,
I have bee trying to be good this.
year. My dad think I am a little
angel. I heve ae a few things that I
would like for Christmas. Fiss, I
would a gameboy with games
because you can buy a nuther
gameboy and cunet them and get
broly second. I went a xbox 36
because you can play gran thet
odo and you can get a DVA gndor
PS2 because that's the new game
brother like pupy becaes he likes
pupys and my dad wans to for-
weelf becaes he says when I grow
up gran pents the need suum
paper. Thank you
Frank Doce
Dear Santa,
I have been pretty ggod this
year today my dad bote my a
gocar next for my sister doil for


my parents a gocar for my
grandparents a greenapples.
Your friend,
Jonathan Valdes
Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year, my grandpa says I am a lit-
tle angel there are a few things
that I would like for
Christmas.me hunting pupy. A
red cunnor truck. A red foweler.
Grandparents some mony and a
pupy. An granpa some mony an
brother a patere foweler some a
xbox.
. Alejandro Madrigal
Dear Santa,
I have been pretty good this
year my mom call me angel.
There are a few things that I
would like for Christmas. First I
would like a bike the reason why
I want a bike because when I go
to football practices, my sister
Dynish wants a trysickle the rea-
son why cause she knows how
to ride one. My parents wont a
new house couse their house is
liking. My grandparents want a
dimein ring cause her other one
is dull. Pleas grant my wishes.
Thank you very much,
Dorius Jackson


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After years of anticipation, the
Great Florida Birding Trail is
complete.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) unveiled the final seg-
ment of the trail Jan. 14 at


Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in
Naples.
Both novice and expert bird
watchers will enjoy the 116
prime birding sites in the South
Section, which includes
Broward, Charlotte, Collier, De


Soto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm
Beach and Sarasota Counties.
The 2,000-mile trail is a collec-
tion of 446 of Florida's premier
bird-watching sites. The South
Section, which spans 12 counties


and promises remarkable
glimpses of Florida's wildlife, is
the fourth and final leg of the trail.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
was selected as one of nine
"gateway sites" statewide
because of its extensive services


for visitors, which include a 2.25-
mile boardwalk through the
largest remaining virgin cypress
forest in North America, the
state-of-the-art Blair Audubon
Center, a variety of educational
activities, and more than 200


species of birds. The Arthur R.
Marshall Loxahatchee National
Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach
County is also a gateway site for
the South Section.
For more information, visit
www.floridabirdingtrail.com.


Moderation: Even with Girl Scout cookies is recommended


What's in a name? People who
love Girl Scout cookies don't seem
to mind what they call them as
long as they taste the same. But I
don't think they're fooled by name
changes that attempt to make the
cookies sound less fattening.
The most popular Girl Scout
cookies, Thin Mints, were originally
marketed as "Chocolate Mint"
cookies.
Caramel deLites, a sweet mix of
caramel, chocolate and coconut,
were originally known as
"Samoas."
Shortbread cookies were origi-
nally known as "Butter Shorties,"
and spent a fewyears as "Trefoils."
These new names may be an
attempt to make the cookies sound
less fattening, so read the labels
and remember the importance of
moderation.
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with Katrina Elsken

tional bonus. "Thanks-A-Lot"
cookies are last year's "Animal
Treasures" with a new round
shape. Each cookie has the word
"thank you" in different languages.
So you can learn how to say "thank
you" in French, Italian or Spanish
while enjoying a chocolate-coated
shortbread cookie.
Every few years, the Scouts add
a new cookie to the mix. This
year's new cookies, "Cartwheels,"


are crunchy, bite-sized, reduced-fat
oatmeal cookies.
The Scouts also sometimes
"retire" cookies that have not been
selling well.
Sold only once a year, Girl Scout
Cookies are considered by many
people to be a special treat to be
savored. They are both a comfort
food and a tradition.
Before ripping open a box, take
a few minutes to consider the nutri-
tional facts. And be sure to note the
"suggested serving size," because
once the box is open, it may be
hard to keep track of how many
Thin Mint cookies you consume.
One nice addition to the nutritional
information this year is the transfat
content. Transfats are fats such as
vegetable oil that have been chemi-
cally changed so that they have a
longer shelf life. Consuming too
many of these fats may increase the


chance of clogged arteries. Some
varieties of this year's Girl Scout
cookies have no transfat.
Thin Mints: Suggested serving
size is four cookies, with 160 calo-
ries, 22 g carbohydrate, 8g fat with
no transfat.
Shortbread: Suggested serving
size is four cookies, with 130 calo-
ries, 18g carbohydrate and 6g fat
with 1.5g transfat.
Caramel deLites: Suggested
serving size is two cookies, with
140 calories, 19g carbohydrate and
7g fate with no transfats.
Peanut Butter Patties: Suggest-
ed serving size is two cookies, with
150 calories, 16g carbohydrate and
8g fat with no transfat.
Reduced Fat Lemon Pastry
Cremes: Suggested serving size is
three cookies, with 130 calories,
22g carbohydrate, 4.5g fat with Ig
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Community Briefs ___


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. They are not auto-
matically 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.
Kids are for the birds
The Big "O" Birding Festival
Committee is planning some-
thing new this year, a "Kids are
for the Birds" activity day in
Tom Perry Memorial Park in
Moore Haven. Build birdhous-
es, learn about Florida's 15


Home
Continued From Page 1
ted their proof.
Once a mortgage holder such
as Countrywide sells a loan to an
outside loan company such as Lit-
ton Loans, current laws permit
the purchaser to make erroneous
claims and build up late fees that
are unjustified, according to
Brinkman.
Though Litton Loans cannot
prove that the Brinkman loan is
delinquent or late on any pay-
ments, the company is still able to
stack up late charges and foreclo-
sure fees that are not legitimate.
Brinkman has come across "as
many as 8,000 complaints" simi-
lar to his against the Houston, TX-
based Litton Loans, founded in
1986 by Larry Litton, Sr.
Because an insurance claim
is paid to both the claim holder
and the mortgage lender,


Fishing
Continued From Page 1
under various names, some of
which continue to exist. Last
year's four hurricanes impacted
the lake by dropping an almost
continuous supply of heavy rains
and winds that stirred the big lake
into a giant bowl of coffee-like
water.
Pros converged on the little
areas of clean water knowing that
is where the fish would also want
to be and areas like the Monkey
Box, which held its clarity through
the storms saw a regulate fish-fest.
Kelly Jordan ended up winning
the opening event and,.George
Cochran would go on to win the
2005 champion when the tourna-
ment wrapped up on Lake Hamil-
ton in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
This year's challenge will be


Festival
Continued From Page 1
day, birding artists and photogra-
phers will join other artists, arti-
sans and crafters in displaying a
variety of items, including bever-
ages and food, for sale.
A welcome reception spon-
sored by the Clewvison Chamber
of Commerce will begin Friday
at 5 p.m. Glades County Eco-
nomic Development Director
and Birding Festival Committee.
chair Tracy Whirls will give bird-
ers a preview of the tours, talks
and photo ops they can expect
to enjoy during the three day
event, which features birding
sites throughout Glades and
Hendry Counties. At 7 p.m., bird-
ers will load up on vans, provid-
ed courtesy of Sugarland Tours
and Sunburst Tours, and travel to
Burnt Bridge at Fisheating Creek,
for the annual Owl Hoot.
On Saturday, birders can tour
eagle-nesting sites at Brighton
Seminole Indian Reservation, or
go on A Barn Owl Tour, spon-
sored by the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce. On Sunday, a tour
of Diner Island, a former Cracker
ranch, now wildlife manage-
ment area and panther habitat is
on tap. "Birding by Canoe," on
the pristine Fisheating Creek is
an option either day.
In between tours, beginning
birders arid experienced birding
.enthusiasts can enjoy a wide
selection of lectures, exhibits
and demonstrations all day Sat-
urday at the Doyle Conner Build-
ing in Moore Haven:
Lynda White of the Birds of
Prey Center is scheduled to
return, bringing with her a bald
eagle, burrowing owl, caracara
and other birds of prey native to
the region. A volunteer at The
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
since 1996, Ms. White is respon-
sible for recruiting, training and
supervising 200-plus EagleWatch
volunteers throughout Florida.


species of bats, what flowers
you should plant to attract
native birds and butterflies, and
more. Volunteers are needed to
supervise activities and vendors
are welcome. For more infor-
mation call (863) 946-0300 or e-
mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com.
Volunteers needed
Final preparations are being
made for the annual Glades-
Hendry County Big "O" Birding
Festival, slated for Friday-Sun-
day, Jan. 27-29 at the Doyle Con-
ner Building in Moore Haven.
Volunteers are needed to install
signage, help set up tables, man
registration booths and serve as
ambassadors for gloriously nat-
ural Glades County and Ameri-
ca's Sweetest Town. For more
information call (863) 946-0300
or e-mail twhirls@gladescoun-
tyedc.com.
Big 0 birding festival
Plans are underway for the
2006 Big O Birding Festival to be


Brinkman's insurance claims,
which included a $17,000 pay-
ment by Foremost Insurance,
which held Brinkman's home-
owner's policy, and $54,000
from Nationwide Mutual, which
held the Brinkmans' flood insur-
ance policy, were sent directly to
Litton Loans. Ever since then,
the payments, which were paid
to fund repairs to the Brinkman
home, have instead been tucked
away by the loan company for
months. After the payments
were received, Brinkman said,
Litton Loans refused to author-
ize payment for any repairs to
the damaged home, and every
inquiry to the company has been
refused, ignored or otherwise
ineffective.
Compounding the difficulty of
the situation is an impending
deadline by Hendry County,
which is prepared to demolish the
property if it is not suitably
repaired before Jan. 28. The order
to demolish was declared Nov. 28


much of the same after Hurricane
Wilma took all of the water from
the north end of the lake and
shoved it south to create a mas-
sive storm surge, shaking the lake
water up even more than last
year's storms combined. But
according,tp. local FLW profes-
sional angler Scott Martin, it's not
as bad as lastyear.
"There are plenty of fish, but
there's so much new water that
weights may be down somewhat
this year," admitted Martin in an
interview with FLW.com. But Mar-
tin also said there are larger areas
of clear water this year, like Moon-
shine Bay, which Martin said has
38,000 square acres of clear
water.
"There's no shortage of fish,"
he said, "but anglers will have to
plan their strategies ahead of
time." Martin, who has been test-
ing the waters by shiner fishing,
said he's been catching 25-30 fish


Besides helping in the clinic
when needed, she travels all over
the state, educating the public
about bald eagles and their
importance in our environment.
Cindi Marks of the Florida
Bat Center will display native
Florida bats and describe her
work at the center, which
researches and surveys bat pop-
ulations, as well as working;with
wildlife rehabilitators throughout
Florida so injured or orphaned
bats can be cared for around the
state.
Alana Edwards, Education
and training coordinator for
Florida Atlantic University's Cen-
ter for Environmental Studies will
return to lecture on gardening for
butterflies. Co-founder of the


held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29 at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven, with tours in
Glades and Hendry Counties.
This festival is a joint venture of
the Glades County Economic
Development Council, Clewis-
ton Chamber of Commerce, and
Hendry County Tourism Devel-
opment Council to bring birders
from around south Florida for a
weekend of tours, lectures, arts
and crafts and fun. Vendors
interested in participating
should contact Nita Choban at
(863) 983-8619. For more infor-
mation, e-mail twhirls@glade-
scountyedc.com or
jregan@gladescountyedc.com
or visit our Web site at
www.bigobirdingfestival.com.
Post hurricane help
First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston is coordi-
nating several work teams com-
ing into Clewiston to help with
debris removal, chainsaw
work, placing roof tarps, or
general labor needs as a result


after county inspections showed
mold and mildew, 20 percent roof
damage, a shifted foundation,
warped flooring, and separated
seams throughout the walls of the
mobile home.
Hendry County's code
enforcement office did not offer
any comment on the matter.
Even if the county delays the
order of demolition, Brinkman
still cannot pay for the necessary
major repairs until Litton author-
izes the release of the funds to be
paid for the repairs.
"I don't know whether it's a
lack of communication in their
company, like somebody getting
a letter of complaint and them let-
ting it sit somewhere for weeks,"
said Brinkman. "But the way I've
seen other folks dealing with the
same problems, I don't think it's a
communication ,problem, I
believe this is just a way of nailing
low-income people," he said.
Litton Loans boasts that they
received the highest, possible


a day and predicts some crowd-
ing during the tournament, but
also said the canal systems, which
offer better sight fishing opportu-
nities, will ease some of the pres-
sure off of the main lake for the
tournament.
Anglers are currently in the
second day of competition, as qf
today. Competitors are fishing out
of Roland and MaryAnn Martin's
Marina where the first two days of
weigh-ins will be held, before
operations. move to the Wal-Mart
parking lot. Co-anglers will con-
clude their tournament on Friday
and the top 10 anglers from the
professional division will earn
their way into a final day of fishing
on Saturday to determine this
year's opening tournament
champion.
As always, the weekend events
at Wal-Mart are packed with fami-
ly fun, with the annual Fun Zone
being set up for everyone to


Atala Chapter of the North Amer-
ican Butterfly Assdciation, she
recently coordinated a one and a
half year survey of the butterflies
of extreme south Florida and the
keys in cooperation with the U. S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
Mark Kiser, coordinator,
Wildlife Viewing Section, Office
of Recreation Services for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission, will give a
presentation on the fifth and final
section of the Great Florida Bird-
ing Trail, the South Florida sec-
tion, which will be opening in
February. The southern trail
includes Glades, Highlands and
Okeechobee Counties, and Mr.
Kiser %%ill give those visiting the
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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
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industry rating on a Web site that
they attach over and over again
between the many sites that lists
complaint. On their Web site, Lit-
ton CEO Larry Litton, Sr., states,
"We are very pleased (they) have
reaffirmed our top ratings. We
will continue to service all of our
loans with the high standards we
are known for and as are befitting
our current rating."
The "they" in that statement
refers to Investor Services, an
industry partner. Litton does hold
substantial gains, with mortgages
worth $34 billion nationwide. The
company's largest markets are
Florida, California, and Texas.
Boasting numbers like that will
surely get one noticed within the
industry, however, the one posi-
tive note the company insists on
putting on the Internet continues
to be covered by sites such as
complaint.com, which is just one
of many instances of consumer
unhappiness with the company.


enjoy.
The FLW 2006 season will be
boasting a $7.6 million total pay-
out and is the richest tournament
in the sport of fishing. Anglers
who finish as low as 50th in any
given tournament will still see a
large payout. Total payouts per
tournament range from $900,000
to $1 25 million for the tourna-
ment's two open events and of
course, $500,000 for winning.the
championship will be determined
this year on Logan Martin Lake in
Birmingham, Alabama.
Following this year's opening
tournament, the FLW series will
next fish on Lake Murray in
Columbus, South Carolina. The
series will also be featured on Fox
Sports Net. Snickers is this year's
sponsor of the Big "0" tourna-
ment. For more information on
this year's series, tournament
results, and angler profiles, visit
FLW.com.


as long time residents, tips on the
premier bird watching sites in
South Florida including the Lake
Okeechobee area, which.shel-
ters an abundance of birds, most
notably Florida's signature
herons and egrets.
Other lectures include presen-
tations on Whooping Cranes and
Sandhill Cranes, Gardening for
Birds, Beginning Birding, and
Birds of the Lake Okeechobee
Region.
Admission to the welcome
reception and lectures are
included with registration.
Admission to the Arts and Crafts
Show is free.
For more information phone
(863) 946-0300 or visit the Web site
atwww.bigobirdingfestival.com.


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Zye'Andryah Blackman, age 5, daughter of Elgenette and
Bennie Williams of Clewiston, expressed her excitement with
her smile, while riding the carousel at the Boy Scout Carnival.


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in a summer camp program in
Hawaii, said Mr. Chihocky.
While the carnival was being
held, the Boy Scouts participated
by' helping to park cars as the
guests arrived, and kept the area
clean every night by staying after
closing to pick up garbage and
maintain the property.
The carnival was held at the


Elks Field on South Francisco
Street, and the scouts hope to
have risen between $3,000 and
$5,000 when the carnival ends,
as a result of proceeds from tick-
et and food sales.
"The scouts want the com-
munity to know how grateful
they are for itshelp that we get
every year," said Mr. Chihocky.
"We want to thank everyone
who came out to the carnival, as
well as everyone who helps us
throughout the year," he said.


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Congratulations to
new Board of Directors
CLEWISTON Congratulations
to the new Clewiston Cougars
Board of Directors: Richard Ben-
jamin (President), Ray Tolbert
(Vice-president), Charlene Forde
(Treasure), Cynthia Johnson
(Secretary), Debbie Denson
(Cheer Coordinator), Jerome
Forde (Athletic Director), Kenny
Hardey (Board Member), Dan
Page (Board Member), Antwan
Harshaw (Board Member). The
Clewiston Cougars would like to
let our wonderful community
know that all regular board meet-
ings are open to the public, so feel
free to join us anytime.
Editor's note: There has been
some conflicting information
being delivered by the Clewiston
Cougars organization. Informa-
tion has been obtained that a


protest of the last board election
may occur and that this same
information states that a new
election is scheduled for Jan. 26.
The Clewiston News is investi-
gating this matter, however, for
the sake of the organization we
will continue to run their briefs
until such a time as the truth is
revealed.
Baseball and Softball
Registrations
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will
hold final registrations for the
2006 season on Saturday, Jan. 21
from 9 a.m. until noon at the
Clewiston Middle School Cafete-
ria. You must have a birth certifi-
cate to register your child. The
final registration fee will be $75
per child.


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 oppor-
tunity 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, recre-
ation coordinator at (239) 690-
3500 ext. 123.
Cheer and Dance.
sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interest-
ed in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest
Universe All-Stars would like to
welcome you to come and sign-
up. We are located on
Jaycee/Lyons Blvd. in LaBelle. We
have team spots open from ages
three and up. There are a few
spots left on our 6th grade and
under team. We encourage any
child with a good attitude and
determination to come on over
and check us out. If you have any
questions you can contact Tammy
Watkins at (863) 673-1197.


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


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

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home, 7:45


p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 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. 21: Marauder duals at Clear-
water Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland
Girls Soccer:
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5 p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter, Home,
11 a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away, 8
p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home, 7 p.m.


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


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Basics for the future: Convention


Cattlemen, the 23rd Annual
Cattlemen's Institute and Allied
Trade Show to be held Jan. 19, at
the Osceola Heritage Park on
Highway 192 East is just around
the corner.
This year's Institute has a line
up of speakers that you will not
want to miss. This year we
expect the agricultural/livestock
trade show to be even larger and
better than the past. Each year
the trade show has approximate-
ly 70 plus exhibitors. Here you
can find livestock and forage
equipment, pharmaceuticals,
'feed and fertilizers along with


agri-chemical dealers. Represen-
tatives from feedlots, along with
breeding services, real estate,
Ag-lending and financial servic-
es, and livestock supplies will be
exhibiting at the trade show.
We have several outstanding
keynote speakers. First, Senior
Vice-President Dr. Jimmy Cheek,
UF/IFAS will be present and give
the welcome address along with
Mr. Joe Marlin Hilliard, President
of the Florida Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation.
Dr. Jerry Sartain, University of
Florida.IFAS will speak about
"Basics of Pasture Fertilization".


Dr. Sartain is a Professor in the
Soil and Water Sciences Depart-
ment. His research areas of inter-
est are in the areas of: Manage-
ment of Nutrients, Pesticides and
Wastes. He teaches undergradu-
ates and graduate level courses
in Environmental Nutrient Man-
agement and Soil Fertility Mr.
Mark Harmon will discuss with
the audience "Recent Develop-
ments in Cattle Marketing". Mr.
Harmon is from the Joplin
Regional Stockyard, Joplin, Mis-
souri.
Just before lunch, Commis-
sioner Charlie Bronson will


deliver his "State of the State for
Florida Agriculture". Charles H.
Bronson, a fifth-generation
Floridian, serves as Florida's
10th Agriculture Commissioner.
Managing the largest state
Department of Agriculture in the
country with more than 3,700
employees, Bronson's priorities
include overseeing the state's
vast agriculture industry and'
helping promote its products,
safeguarding the state's food
supply, protecting consumers
from unfair and deceptive trade
practices, and managing about
one million acres of state forests.


UF researches searching for alternatives


WIMAUMA, Fla. With this
month's federal ban on most uses
of methyl bromide, University of
Florida scientists are searching for
alternatives to the widely used soil
fumigant that is essential for the
production of fruits, vegetables and
ornamentals in Florida and the
nation.
The fumigant, which, controls
soil pests and weeds, was banned
by the Environmental Protection
Agency in response to the Montreal
Protocol international treaty
because the chemical harms the
Earth's ozone layer, reducing its
ability to protect the planet from
radiation. Only a few emergency
uses of the fumigant are still permit-
ted.
"Findipg a replacement that will
be as cost-effective as methyl bro-
mide is proving to be difficult, but
we do have some promising new
materials and approaches to help
growers protect their crops and the
environment," said Jim Gilreath, a
professor of horticultural sciences
at UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences.
He said many fumigants such as
Chloropicrin, Telone C-35, Inline
and Vapam are being evaluated,
alone and in combination Receni
tests snowed that a combination of
Telone C-35 and Tillam herbicide
produced good results on toma-
toes, but the manufacturer of
Tillam went out of business, and
the product is not currently regis-
tered for use.
"As we continue to look for
alternatives for methyl bromide,
we have found that the use of new
virtually impermeable film and
metalized film covers on plant beds
allow growers to reduce their use
of the fumigant by as much as 50
percent," he said. "When it comes
to holding or keeping fumigants in
the soil, these high-barrier mulch


films are far superior to convention-
al polyethylene mulch films that
have been used by growers for the
past 30 years."
Gilreath, who leads the soil
fumigation research program at
UF's Gulf Coast Research and Edu-
cation Center in Wimauma, said
his research findings were quickly
adopted by growers this year.
Almost every tomato farm in Flori-
da is now using metalized film on
some part of its acreage along with
the one-half rate of methyl bro-
mide.
"In fact, several of the larger
tomato producers shifted all of their
acreage to.metalized film in the
Southeast from Florida to the Del-
marva peninsula in Virginia based
on results from our research,"
Gilreath said. "Growers have
been very satisfied with the results
and plan to continue using the
highly retentive films."
He said the savings in the cost of
methyl bromide along with more
equitable distribution of limited
supplies of the fumigant and
reduced impact on the ozone layer
- have made this approach very
successful.
Gilreath, who works in coopera-
tion with Joe Nolihg, a professor of
nematology at UF's Citrus
Research and Education Center in
Lake Alfred, and Dan Chellemi, a
pathologist at the U.S. Department
of Agriculture's Horticultural
Research Laboratory in Fort Pierce,
said they began testing different
types of films about eight years ago
in an effort to reduce the need for
methyl bromide.
"Two years ago, we began
working with metalized films
because they also reduce .the
movement of silver-leaf whiteflies
and viruses they transmit," he said.
"We tested the metalized films with
methyl bromide and a product


called Inline, which is Telone C-35
mixed with an emulsifier so that it
can be injected through drip irriga-
tion lines in the plant beds."
In each case, application of
methyl bromide and Inline in con-
junction with metalized film greatly
increased retention of the fumigant
in the plant beds, providing effec-
tive control of soil-borne pests,
especially hard-to-control weeds
such as nutsedge, he said.
Effective nutsedge control was
obtained with 175 pounds of
methyl bromide per acre under
metalized film, which was superior
to that obtained with 350 pounds of
fumigant per acre under conven-
tional polyethylene film.
"While it is possible to use
either metalized or virtually imper-
meable film to reduce methyl bro-
mide application.rates by one-half,
success involves more than just lay-
ing the film over the plant bed and
reducing the amount of the fumi-
gant," Gilreath said. "Success
requires close monitoring of the
fumigant delivery system to make
sure that the gas is applied uniform-
ly in the bed through all three gas
knives."
He said non-uniform applica-
tion guarantees poor fumigant per-
formance at any rate, and the
downside results can be even more
dramatic with reduced rates of
methyl bromide. Before trying rate
reductions, growers should modify
their fumigation equipment to
allow better control over uniformi-
ty of flow, which can mean the dif-
ference between success and fail-
ure.
Meanwhile, until an effective
replacement for methyl bromide is
found, growers are also relying on
critical use exemptions granted by
the United Nations Environmental
Programme on a year-to-year
basis. The Florida Fruit and Veg-


etable Association is currently seek-
ing exemptions for producers
through the 2006 and 2007 grow-
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Three duck hunts at STA1-W


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Water managers are lowering
water depths in Stormwater
Treatment Area 1-W (STA), and
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is transferring duck hunt-
ing permits for that area for Sun-
days, Jan. 22 and 29, to STA 3/4
for the same dates.
Permits for the Feb. 5 youth
hunt for STA 1-W will also be
transferred to STA 3/4. The Jan.
15 hunt for STA 1-W will remain
at STA 1-W.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is lowering the


water to re-establish vegetation
destroyed during last year's hur-
ricane season.
STA 3/4 currently hosts Satur-
day duck hunts managed by the
FWC. Hunting for STA 3/4 per-
mit-holders for Saturdays, Jan.
21 and 28, and Feb. 4 will not
change. STA 3/4 will allow
standby hunters on scheduled
hunt dates, Saturdays and Sun-
days.
STA 3/4 is west of U.S. 27 in
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UF survey shows Florida farmland values increased


GAINESVILLE Demand for
land by developers, investors and
speculators pushed the value of
agricultural land to record levels in
all regions of the state during the
past year, according to a new Uni-
versity of Florida survey.
Prices of agricultural land
increased by 50 percent to 88 per-
cent across the state, and most of
the farmland is not being pur-
chased for agricultural purposes,
said John Reynolds, a professor
with UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences, who conducts
the annual Florida Agricultural
Land Value Survey.
"We've seen a sharp run-up in
farmland prices over the past few
years, and now we're beginning to
see an increase in land speculation
by out-of-town buyers, developers
and foreign investors. And there's
also a strong demand for rural
homesites," he said. "When you
consider the volatility of the stock
market, coupled with rising interest
rates, land is avery attractive invest-


ment some people buy and flip
property for quick gain."
Reynolds' 2005 survey, which
measures changes over the past
year, divides the state into five
regions: south, southeast, central,
northeast and northwest. Because
of the impact urbanization has on
agricultural land values, the data for
the southeast region, including
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm
Beach counties are confined to
transition land values.
He said the survey indicates that
the average value of agricultural
land ranges from about $2,700 per
acre for unimproved pasture and
farm woods in Northwest Florida
to almost, $10,000 per acre for
orange groves in Central and South
Florida.
The value of grapefruit groves
increased 88 percent in the south
region of the state and 81 percent in
the central region, largely because
of crop loss from hurricanes, he
said. The value of orange groves
increased 52 percent to 53 percent


in the central and south regions.
The average value of orange
groves was $9,956 per acre in the
south region about $150 per acre
higher than in the central region.
The estimated value of grapefruit
groves was $9,897 per acre in the
south region about $1,705 per
acre higher than in the central
region. The value of land with 5-7-
year-old citrus plantings was
$8,944 per acre in the south region
- $83 per acre higher than in the
central region.
In all regions of the state, the
value of other types of cropland
also increased by as much as 85
percent, and the value of pasture-
land increased by as much as 87
percent.
In the south region, the value for
cropland and pastureland
increased from 66 percent to 81
percent, respectively, Reynolds
said. The largest increases were in
the Indian River area, Okeechobee
County and the Gulf Coast coun-
ties. Cropland and pastureland in


other regions also posted big
increases: 78 percent to 82 percent
in the central region; 69 percent to
85 percent in the northwest region,
and 69 percent to 87 percent in the
northeast region."
The value of irrigated cropland
increased by 67 percent in the
south region, 85 percent in -the
northeast region of the state and 83
percent in the northwest region.
The value of irrigated cropland was
$6,509 per acre in the south region,
$6,356 per acre in the northeast
region and $4,012 per acre in the
northwest region.
The value of non-irrigated crop-
land increased 69 percent in the
northeast and northwest regions.
The value of non-irrigated cropland
was $4,490 per acre in the north-
east region and $3,332 in the north-
west region. .
The value of pastureland
increased about 81 percent in the
south region and 78 percent to 82
percent in the central region. The
value of improved pasture


increased 85 percent to 87 percent
in the northern regions. The value
of unimproved pasture increased
76 percent in the northeast and 82
percent in the northwest.
The value of improved pasture
ranged from $3,337 per acre in the
northwest region to $6,426 per acre
in the central region. The value
unimproved pasture ranged from
$2,645 per acre in the northwest
region to $4,715 per acre in the
south region.
The value of farm woods
increased 81 percent in the north-
east region and 84 percent in the
northwest region. The lowest agri-
cultural land values were in the
northwest region, ranging from
$2,645 per acre for unimproved
pasture to $4,012 per acre for irri-
gated cropland.
The survey also measures the
value of transition land acreage
being converted or likely to be con-
verted to nonagricultural sites for
homes, subdivisions and commer-
cial uses. Counties were divided


into metropolitan and non-metro-
politan counties, and transition
land values were estimated for
each region.
The value of transition land
within five miles of a major town in
metropolitan counties increased
from 31 percent to 120 percent
from 2004 to 2005, Reynolds said.
Within five miles of a major
town in metro counties, the value
of transition land ranged from
$18,423 per acre to $46,481 per
acre. The value of transition land
more than five miles from a major
town in metro counties ranged
from $10,758 per acre to $23,575
per acre, except in the southeast
region where transition land values
were $66,667 per acre.
In non-metropolitan counties,
the value of transition land within
five miles of a major town ranged
from $6,167 per acre to $17,143 per
acre. Transition land values more
than five miles from a major town
in non-metro counties ranged from
$5,333 to $10,600 per acre.


Florida Farm Bureau offers seminar to expand local marketing


GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Florida
Farm Bureau will hold a seminar
focused on how to expand mar-
ket potential through communi-
ty farmers markets on Jan. 25,
from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Florida Farm Bureau state office
building, 5700 SW 34th Street.
Valuable information on how


producers can become involved
with community farmers' mar-
kets will be discussed. The
keynote speaker will be Don
Wambles, executive director for
the Alabama Market Authority,
who will talk about the benefits
and future of farmers' markets.
Participants will also discover
some insightful tools and tips for


entering farmers' markets for the
first time. In addition, there will
be an opportunity to visit
Gainesville's Union Street Farm-
ers' Market, one of the premier
markets in the area. The event is
co-sponsored by Florida Associ-
ation of Community Farmers'
Markets, Florida Department of
Agriculture and the University of


Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
The cost is $30 at the door.
For more information, please
contact Carolee Howe, (352)
378-8100, x 1091. Hotel accom-
modations may be made
through the Hampton Inn
Gainesville, 4225 SW 40th Blvd.,


(352) 371-4171.
Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion is the state's largest general-
interest agricultural association
with more than 140,000 mem-
ber-families statewide. There are
Farm Bureaus representing 64
counties in Florida, where agri-
culture comprises a stable, vital
leg of Florida's economy, rivaling


the tourism industry in econom-
ic importance. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, non-profit agricul-
tural organization and is not
associated with any arm of the
government. More information
is available on the organization's
Web site: http://FloridaFarmBu-
reau.org.


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at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar
wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new
roof, super large workshop with RV parking.
Majestic Live Oaks make the acreage feel like a
park. you owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.


Genuine Country Feel! It's relating just being
at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar
wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new
roof, super large workshop with RV parking.
Majestic Live Oaks make the acreage feel like a
park. you owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.
Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this
country cozy 10 ACRES! The unique 2-Story
home has been remodeled and reborn! Each
floor has their own Living rooms, Bedrooms,
Bathrooms, .and Kitchens., Filled with quality
craftsmanship this home is perfect for a large
family!.Acreage is fenced, has a pond and an
additional set-up for another home site. Escape
to a peaceful life! $679,900.
SELLER MOTIVATEDI Enjoy gentle country
mornings sitting in the screened lanai of this
4BR/2B cedar home. This magnificent 3+/- acres
of lancdIt"ltl iQTBIA 'o10x40i
covered workshop plus lots more. Located in
Alva, you're only minutes away from city shop-
ping or small town dining. Only $299,900.
* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME Extra effort
to design and build a lasting quality home makes
this NEW Home totally eclipse the others! Don't
buy until you've examined this beautiful 3/2 split-


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HOMES:
$795,000 Custome built 2 story home on 9+/-
acres, Features 4BD/2.5BA and includes many luxu-
ries suclmafi m B gi en tub
and a sepa e%'s Awit u as ower a' 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 luxuries that this beau-
tiful 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/3BAmobile home in Muse
sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addi-
tion with it's own entrance and much more. The prop-
erty has a pond with an island and bridge, an above
ground pool, 2 barns and more.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA-mobile home in Muse
which rests on 5+/- acres features a new well and
roof. Property is also fenced with a shed and pond.
* $120,500 3BD/2BA manufactured home locat-


floor plan home. Retire regally in the master
suite ibd, riR Iat aTHkM Tld her
sinks, walk-in shower plus separate tu6 wv/show-
er. Relax and sip your iced tea out on the lanai
while enjoying a refreshing breeze. $229,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little home
is being currently used as a rental. Future zoning plan
is commercial. Live in or use as a rental. Convert home
into an office for future use. $99,000.


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3BR/2B manufactured home in
Immokalee. Features new carpet and vinyl and
fenced corner lot. Listed at only $155,900.
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,
textured 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
get-a-way or country hone. Bring all offers, to
this motivated seller. $149,900.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate
3BR/21UMatlfl ecI0TflAIZ and.
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ed in the Moore Haven Yacht Club. This home is
brand new and under construction! This is the time
to'invest! Call now for completion date.
*. $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 con-
struction! This mobile home is located in the Moore
Haven Yacht Club. The perfect weekend getaway or
winter home. Call now for completion date.
*. $112,500 2BD/2BA New Construction in the
Moore Haven Yacht Club. The Moore Haven Yacht
Club is a 55+/- "ownership" park. Call today for com-
pletion date!
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The
mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is sur-
rounded.in beautiful palm and oak trees.
* $69,900 3BD/2BA manufactured home on
.20+/- acres.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
S$1,500,000 -100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining
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+/- acre.


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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.
S$165c, c t on
a cul-de-s l 9t. o"ot f ,lwW tln this
quiet neighborhood.
* $135,r D f, per-
fect place fpo osl eam i ch. Th p prty 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 information
about 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 available
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


fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle
$59,900. Unit 102. $119,800.
Drop dead gorgeously If you're looking for the
-h E dream lot for 'our new home look no further.
Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past LocatYl[ IM oug r EAi T/D in
well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80 in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come
Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 existing true. Only $84,900.
entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and elec- .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
*tric. Time's on your side in this investment! @ only $72,900. Possible seller financing.
$2,750,000.
* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially cleared 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
and ready for your dream home. This property has investment property! Only $67,000 each
a well, septic, electric and an older mobile home for Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
rental income. Priced at only $40,000 per acre. your new home. $64,900.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest- Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
mentl#OW^ 0^ 27 lot for your dream home. $54,900.
frone Nett ,wate r "ant. ro f IP as cleared riple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas and Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
see! $750,000.. Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $219,900. Outside LaBelle limits but only minutes from
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle. town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning acreage
Already has a well and electric on the property, close to'LaBelle. $46,900.
Enjoy country living only minutes from town.
Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in C I I a a ..
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover Priced at Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with over
only $95,000. .5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for Heavy
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back! Industrail use. Currently is fully rented out to 3 busi-
Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/- nesses. Listed at only $525,000.
acres. Fresh air special! $93,900. 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura. LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only Investor's dream! By purchasing this commer-
$46,000. cial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home for
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000. rental income could multiply your investment!
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900. Grab this site now! $165,000.
Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
W LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLERI duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning
1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900. to Business. $119,900.


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863-675-1973
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Thurday Jauar 19 206 Sevin th comuntie souh o Lae Oeecobe


American Lung Association



presents poker fundraiser


WEST PALM BEACH Floridi-
ans get ready to participate in the
ultimate Texas Hold'em poker
challenge as the American Lung
Association of Florida-Southeast
Area presents OXYPoker on Mon-
day, Jan. 23, at the Wycliffe Golf &
Country Club in Lake Worth, with
registration and Poker Clinic from
6-6:45 p.m. and Tournament Play
to begin promptly at 7 p.m., going
until 10:45 p.m. Prizes include a
$2,500 seat at the World Series of
Poker and a $1,000 men's tuxedo.
The event is sponsored by


IKON Office Solutions, Depend-
able Medical Supply, Homecare
Solutions Group, 97.9 FM-WRMF,
MedeFile, Charity Poker Pro's,
Dos Bullets, and Dr. Gregory M.
McNamara. Additional sponsor-
ships are still available.
OXYPoker is a fundraiser to sup-
port programs of the American
Lung Association of Florida. It will
feature free valet parking, trophies,
unique and valuable prizes,
refreshments, a Texas Hold'em
poker school and an evening of
great poker. Registration is limited


to the first 300 players.
"With poker being so popular
today, the American Lung Associa-
tion of Florida thought it would be a
great opportunity to bring together
those who really enjoy playing for a
great challenge which could be
used to raise funds to help us fight
lung disease," said Jim Sugarman,
executive director.
For more information on the
event, sponsorships, andto register
go to http://www.inhaleexhale.org,
scroll down and click on OXYPoker
or please call (800) 330-5864.


Water management employees


are set to run for a remedy


WEST PALM BEACH Run-
ning can be painful and exhaust-
ing. However, exhaustion is sure to
be replaced with exhilaration as
198 South Florida Water Manage-
ment District team members run
the race to find a remedy for breast
cancer in the South Florida Komen
Race for the Cure(r).
"District employees have always
supported this particular cause, but
response for the Jan. 21 West Palm
Beach race this year has been over-
whelming," said District employee
Kathie Morris, a breast cancer sur-
vivor and co-coordinator of
employee fund-raising efforts for
the race. "Our 198-member.team
includes 46 competitive runners -
28 women and 18 men," she
added.
The District has won the desig-


nation as largest governmental
team for the past two years and
hopes to achieve this honor for the
third year in a row. The event is the
culmination of months of fund-rais-
ing activities, which have included
sales of baked goods, breast cancer
awareness-themed merchandise,
and other donated items.
Governing Board member and
breast cancer survivor, Alice J.
Carlson, serves as Honorary Co-
Chair for District events alongside
Governing Board Vice-Chair, Irela
Bagu. Carlson knows firsthand
the great work that gets accom-
plished by events like Race for the
Cure. "District employees, as
always, can be counted on for
their generosity of both time and
money in support of charitable
organizations such as the Susan


G. Komen Breast Cancer Founda-
tion," she said.
Last year more than 130 District
employees registered for the race
and $8,225 was raised from all
events to contribute to the cancer
foundation. This year's total
amount won't be tallied until after
the race on Jan. 21. While topping
last year's number would sugar
coat this year's effort, the real
delight comes from joining with
breast cancer survivors to provide
support and resources for others
traveling the breast cancer journey.
Seventy-five percent of the money
raised from the race stays right here
in our community and 25% is
donated to the national Komen
Foundation exclusively for national
research grants and awards.


Alico announces regular quarterly


dividend and election of directors


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced at
its annual stockholders meeting
held on Friday Jan. 6, the election
by stockholders of John R.


Alexander, Robert E. Lee Caswell,
Evelyn D'An, Phillip S. Dingle,
Gregory T. Mutz, Charles Palmer,
Baxter G. Troutman, and Dr. Gor-
don Walker to serve on the com-
pany's Board of Directors.
At the annual Board of Direc-
tors meeting following the Stock-


holders meeting, the board re-
elected Mr. Alexander as chair-
man and Mr. Mutz as lead director.
Alico held full elections, which
included the election of John R.
Alexander as president and
Patrick W. Murphy as vice presi-
dent.:


LABELLE
* 1 +/- acre creekfront lot with frontage on
CR 78 would make an ideal site for a spec
home! $89,900
* Immaculate 3/2 DWMH w/ sunroom addition
located on a lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! $116,900
* Unique 3/2 multi-level home located on a V2
+/- acre in town lot with beautiful oaks!
$199,000
PORT LABELLE
* Reduced to Sell! 4/2 home located on an
oversized corner lot boasts a new roof & a
fresh coat of paint inside & out! $168,000
CLEWISTON
* Super affordable 2/1 bungalow located with-
in walking distance of shopping, dining &
banking. $74,900
* Cute-as-a-button 3/1 CBS in-town home w/
detached BBQ area & workshop & beautifully
landscaped yard. $169,900
MUSE
2/2 MH on 1/ +/- acre in a rapidly growing
area. Ideal for investment! $59,000
4/2 DWMH located on a manageable +/-
acre. $79,900
2/2 MH located on a beautiful 1 +/- acre
homesite. $154,000
MONTURA RANCH
2/1 MH located on 2.5 +/- fenced & gated
acres just off a main thoroughfare. $124,900
FLAGHOLE
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.
Must see 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 toi
transform into a 3/2 beauty with a l,9!
$234,900
3/2 CBS in town home, located on a 1/ +/-
acre fenced & landscaped lot, is within walking
distance of downtown dining & shopping
attractions. $239,000
River accessible +/-.acre Bee Branch
Creek front homesite. Quiet & scenic!
$239,000
1/ +/- acre, located in Indian Hills, on a deep
water canal w/ access to the intracoastal!
$249,000
3/2 CBS home, located in Laurel Oaks S/D,
boasts spacious rooms & a great floorplan!
$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
Recently reduced & well maintained. 3/2 CBS
house, located in town, offers great location &
a detached enclosed workshop. $259,000,
Beautifully maintained 3/2 DWMH boasts
many luxury upgrades & is situated on 3.5 +/-
fenced & gated acres. $285,000
Renovated & centrally located office build-
ing w/ room to expand! $299,900
PORT LABELLE
Brand new 3/2 CBS home, located close to
schools, & parks, boasts fantastic upgrades at
an economical price! $225,000
CLEWISTON
Income producing duplex offers (2) 2/1 apts,
an almost new roof & a central location close to
schools. $215,000
MOORE HAVEN
Cheapest Riverfront Available! 2/2 DWMH
offers phenomenal upgrades, two storage sheds
and a place to clean your fish! Located on a
+/- acre w/ an astonishing 200' +/- of river-
front less that mile from Lake Okeechobee!
$289,900


FLAGHOLE
* Completely renovated 3/2
phenomenal upgrades you'll


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
STracey L. Williams


DWMH boasts
have to see to


believe, a new metal roof & a new A/C system.
Motivated Sellers! $219,900



LABELLE
* Custom built 3/2 two story, located on an
immaculately maintained homesite in the pres-
tigious Caloosa Harbor S/D. $359,900
* 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 nestled 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
2,000 +/- sq. ft. CBS commercial building w/
US 27 frontage, located at a busy traffic light
intersection! $380,000
Nine unit rental unit, in need of TLC, locat-
ed on an oversized corner lot across the street
from a park & within walking distance of shop-
ping, banking & dining, is a money maker as
annual income exceeds $47K! $419,900
ORTONA
2/1 handicapped accessible DWMH located
on a beautiful homesite overlooking the famed
Caloosahatchee River! $425,000
FLAGHOLE
Bring your horses! Modern 4/2 pool home w/
detached 26' x 26' workshop, 4 horse stalls, pri-
vate 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



LABELLE
/ + acre riverfront acre located in the pres-
tig~iis Riverbend S/D. $515,000
*, .-I-/- acre w/ 100' +/- of intracoastal frontage
located in LaBelle's only gated community!
$529,000
1 +/- riverfront acre located on one of the
most scenic roads in Hendry Co.! $585,000
Fairy tale 3/2 two story home, located 5 +/-
fenced & gated oak-graced acres minutes out-
side of LaBelle. Additional acreage available!
$585,000
3/2 CBS home offers a smart family-friendly
floorplan & is located in prestigious Riverbend
S/D. $699,900
1.75 +/- riverfront acres located in an area
of beautiful riverfront estate homes! $759,000
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 locat-
ed in a great neighborhood! $899,900
1.8 +/- riverfront acres located in town in
one of LaBelle's top neighborhoods! $899,000
PORT LABELLE
New Listing! Magnificent 3/2 two-story river-
front home located on 2.5 + acres in "The
Ranchettes" $845,000
6.5 +/- riverfront acres located in the
upscale residential acreage S/D, "The
Ranchettes." $995,000
CLEWISTON
Historically significant 2,400 +/- CBS com-
mercial building located at a busy US 27 inter-
section in the heart of downtown Clewiston.
Ready to move in! $550,000
Income-producing 5,500 +/- sq. ft. two-story
building boasts the best zoning anyone could
ask for...Retail/Office Space/Multi-Family
Residential! A great investment opportunity!
$575,000
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!
$700,000


112 S. WC Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL. 33440
863.983.8700
Realtors: Tony Barncs
Stephanie Schneidetcr
Synda Williams
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USDA says citrus canker won't be eliminated


TALLAHASSEE Florida Com-
missioner of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Charles H. Bronson
has received word from top U.S.
Department of Agriculture officials
that they no longer believe that it is
possible to eradicate citrus canker.
USDA's position was formally com-
municated in a letter from Deputy
Secretary Chuck Conner. Officials
said Jan. 11, based on USDAs sci-
entific analysis of the potential
spread of the disease from the
unprecedented 2004 and 2005 hur-
ricane seasons, a new manage-
ment plan must be devised.
The USDA officials said the pro-
gram needs to undertake a new
approach that focuses on maintain-
ing bacteria levels low enough to


sustain citrus production and pro-
tect citrus groves that have not been
infested with canker. In the mean-
time, USDA states that it will no
longer fund tree removal that is
done with eradication as the goal.
The federal agency, in conjunction
with the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
intends to develop a response plan
with scientific, industry and public
input that will limit further tree
removal and implement manage-
ment practices that will accomplish
the goals of controlling and sup-
pressing canker infestations.
"I am committed to working
with our federal partner, the scientif-
ic community and growers on steps
to ensure the continued sustainabil-


ity of this industry, so critical to the
economic well being of our state, as
well as protecting the thousands of
residential trees that have not yet
been impacted by citrus canker,"
Mr. Bronson said. 'I will make all
resources available to determine
where we go to secure the future of
the citrus industry." The change
comes after a review of scientific
research that indicates Hurricane
Wilma may have spread the disease
to the point where an estimated
168,000 to 220,000 aces of commer-
cial citrus could be infected and
exposed to canker. This is in addi-
tion to the more than 80,000 acres
of commercial citrus that was
affected by the 2004 hurricanes.
The USDA also indicates that


Brazilian orange juice is


now dumped in U.S. market


LAKELAND The U.S.
Department of Commerce
released their final decision on
Jan. 9, in the investigation of a
petition filed by a coalition con-
sisting of Florida Citrus Mutual
and a group of Florida-based
orange juice processors, includ-
ing A. Duda & Sons, Inc., Citrus
World, Inc. and Southern Gar-
dens Citrus, requesting that
antidumping duties be levied to
offset the unfair prices offered
by Brazilian processors on
orange juice.
The Department ruled that
Brazilian processors were
dumping frozen concentrated
orange juice (FCOJ) and not-
from-concentrate (NFC) orange
juice, by the price margins of 10
to 60 percent of the export
value of the juice. Imports of


NFC and FCOJ will continue to
be assessed an antidumping
deposit upon entry into the U.S.
"We are gratified by the
Department's confirmation of
our assumptions that Brazilian
orange juice has been dumped
into the U.S. market for years,"
said Andy LaVigne, Florida Cit-
rus Mutual's executive vice
president/CEO. "Although hurri-
canes and canker have caused
recent problems for the indus-
try, if dumping were to persist,
Florida growers would experi-
ence severe long-term, negative
price impacts that could jeop-
ardize their very livelihood."
The International Trade
Commission (ITC), which is
jointly reviewing the petition
with the Commerce Depart-
ment, will hold their final hear-


ing tomorrow, and make their
final decision by February, on
whether imports have caused
material injury to the industry.
The petition was filed on
Dec. 27, 2004 and cites unfair
trade practices, which have
caused material injury to Flori-
da citrus growers and proces-
sors during the past three years.
Florida Citrus Mutual, found-
ed in 1948, is the state's largest
citrus grower organization with
more than 10,000 members.
The Florida citrus industry pro-
vides a $9.1 billion annual eco-
nomic impact to the state,
employs nearly 90,000 people
and provides 650,000 acres of
green space. For more informa-
tion, please visit
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


growers have said they cannot sur-
vive the loss of more than 25 per-
cent of the state's citrus acreage
and that federal costs to implement
the 1,900-foot tree removal would
cost significantly more than the
annual $36 million federal appro-
priation as well as hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars more in compensa-
tion payments to growers. The
USDA has provided a significant
portion of the funding for the Citrus
Canker Eradication Program and
all of the grower compensation
since its inception in 1995.
"Unfortunately, everything the
scientists predicted has come true,"
Mr. Bronson said. "The legal delays
and unprecedented hurricanes
enabled the bacteria to leapfrog


TALLAHASSEE Grocery
shoppers in the United Kingdom
are seeing their winter days bright-
ened by a ray of Florida sunshine.
Waitrose a prominent retail
chain with 180 stores throughout
the U.K. is featuring fresh Flori-
da grapefruit, sweet corn and
blueberries as part of a marketing
campaign developed by the Flori-
da Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services that runs
through May.
"The United Kingdom market-
ing promotion is the latest in our
series of campaigns to increase
sales of Florida-grown agricultur-
al products both domestically
and abroad," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son said. "In the past five years,
these marketing efforts have
helped boost retail sales by more
than $1 billion. That's good news
for Florida's growers and our
state's economy."


significantly beyond the 1,900-foot
cutting zone that science showed
was necessary to prevent spread
under normal weather conditions."
In addition, Mr. Bronson
pledged to continue his efforts to
convince the Legislature and USDA
to provide compensation for
homeowners and growers who
have already had trees removed.
He will be requesting additional
funding for homeowners during
the 2006 legislative session and will
be working with USDA to secure
money for growers who are cur-
rently on a waiting list for federal
compensation dollars.
As a result of the USDA decision,
the Florida Legislature will have to
revisit the laws that guide the Citrus


Each Florida product will be
featured for two or more weeks
during the campaign. Promotions
will include in-store samplings,
recipe cards, and feature articles in
Waitrose's magazine which
reaches hundreds of thousands of
British consumers. In addition, the
department's executive chef will
conduct demonstrations in Wait-
rose's flagship outlets that have
kitchen and audience facilities.
The events are designed to draw
shoppers, media representatives,
chefs and restaurant owners.
This year's expanded Waitrose
campaign follows 2005's pilot
program that featured Florida
sweet corn exclusively. As a result
of in-store samplings and demon-
stratioris, Waitrose reported a 125
percent increase in sales of Flori-
da sweet corn versus the same
period in 2004. The pilot program
cost $26,100 with Waitrose and
the department each paying half.


Canker Eradication Program,
notably the requirement that the
Department remove infected citrus
trees and those exposed because
they are located within 1,900 feet.


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Acai berries may fight cancer; say UF researchers


Special to INI/AP photo/University of Florida/IFAS/Thomas Wright
Stephen Talcott, an assistant professor with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in
Gainesville, holds a South American acai berry. Mr. Talcott is
studying the potential health benefits of antioxidants found in
acai berries, a popular ingredient in beverages and dietary
supplements.


WIMAUMA, Fla. With this
month's federal ban on most
uses of methyl bromide, Univer-
sity of Florida (UF)scientists are
searching for alternatives to the
widely used soil fumigant that- is
essential for the production of
fruits, vegetables and ornamen-
tals in Florida and the nation. The
fumigant, methyl bromide,
which controls soil pests and
weeds, was banned by the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency,in
response to the Montreal Proto-
col international treatyo eeause
the chemical harms the Earth's
ozone layer, reducing its ability to
protect the planet from radiation.
Only a few emergency uses of
the fumigant are still permitted..
"Finding a replacement that
will be as cost-effective as
methyl bromide is proving to be
difficult, but we do have some
promising new materials and


GAINESVILLE A Brazilian
berry popular in health food con-
tains antioxidants that destroyed
cultured human cancer cells in a
recent University of Florida (UF)
study, one of the first to investi-
gate the fruit's purported benefits.
Published last week in the
Journal of Agricultural and Food
Chemistry, the study showed
extracts from acai (ah-SAH'-ee)
berries triggered a self-destruct
response in up to 86 percent of
leukemia cells tested, said
Stephen Talcott, an assistant pro-
fessor with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
"Acai berries are already consid-
ered one of the richest fruit sources
of antioxidants," Mr. Talcott said.
"This study was an important step
toward learning what people may
gain from using beverages, dietary
supplements or other products
made with the berries."
He cautioned that the study,
funded by UF sources, was not
intended to show whether com-
pounds found in acai berries could
prevent leukemia in people.
"This was only a cell-culture
model and we don't want to give
anyone false hope," Mr. Talcott
said. "We are encouraged by the
findings, however.
Compounds that show good
activity against cancer cells in a
model system are most likely to
have beneficial effects in our bod-
ies."
Other fruits, including grapes,
guavas and mangoes, contain
antioxidants shown to kill cancer
cells in similar studies, he said.
Experts are uncertain how much
effect antioxidants have on cancer
cells in the human body, because


approaches to help growers pro- ma, said his research findings
tect their crops and the environ- 'were quickly adopted by growers
ment," said Jim Gilreath, a pro- this year. Almost every tomato
fessor of horticultural sciences at farm in Florida is now using met-
UF's Institute of Food and Agri- alized film on some part of its
cultural Sciences. acreage along with the one-half
"As we continue to look for rate ofmethylbromide.
alternatives for methyl bromide, "In fact, several of the larger
we have found that the- use of tomato producers shifted all of
new virtually impermeable film their acreage to metalized film in
and metalized film covers on the Southeast from Florida to
plant beds allow growers to the Delmarva peninsula in Vir-
reduce.their use of the fumigant ginia based on reb,.. from our
by as much as 50 percent," he research," Mr. Gilreath s,'
said. "When it comes to holding. "Growers have been veryrsatis-
or keeping fumigants in the soil, fied with-the results and plan to
these high-barrier mulch films continue using the highly reten-
are far superior to conventional tive films."
polyethylene mulch films that. He said the savings in the cost
have been used by growers for of methyl bromide along with
the past 30 years." more equitable distribution of
Mr. Gilreath, who leads the limited supplies of the fumigant
soil fumigation research pro- and reduced impact on the
gram at UF's Gulf Coast Research ozone layer have made this
and Education Center in Wimau- approach very successful.


factors such as nutrient absorption,
metabolism and the influence of
other biochemical processes may
influence the antioxidants' chemi-
cal activity.
Another UF study, slated to con-
clude in 2006, will investigate the
effects of acai's antioxidants on
healthy human subjects, Mr. Tal-
cott said.
The study will determine how
well the compounds are absorbed
into the blood, and how they may
affect blood pressure, cholesterol
levels and related health indica-
tors. So far, only fundamental
research has been done on acai
berries, which contain at least 50
to 75 as-yet unidentified com-
pounds.
"One reason so little is known
about acai berries is that they're
perishable and are traditionally


used immediately after picking,"
he said. "Products made with
processed acai berries have only
been available for about five years,
so researchers in many parts of the
world have had little or no oppor-
tunity to study them."
Mr. Talcott said UF is one of the
first institutions outside Brazil with
personnel studying acai berries.
Besides Mr. Talcott, UF's acai
research team includes Susan Per-
cival, a professor with the food sci-
ence and human nutrition depart-
ment, David Del Pozo-Insfran, a
doctoral student with the depart-
ment and Susanne Mertens-Tal-
cott, a postdoctoral associate with
the pharmaceutics department of
UF's College of Pharmacy.
Acai berries are produced by a
palm tree known scientifically as
Euterpe


oleracea, common in flood-
plain areas of the Amazon River,
Mr. Talcott said.
When ripe, the berries are dark
purple and about the size of a
blueberry. They contain a thin
layer of edible pulp surrounding a
large seed.
Historically, Brazilians have
used acai berries to treat digestive
disorders and skin conditions, he
said. Current marketing efforts by
retail merchants and Internet busi-
nesses suggest acai products can
help consumers lose weight,
lower cholesterol and gain energy.
"A lot of claims are being made,
but most of them haven't been
tested scientifically," said Mr. Tal-
cott, "We are just beginning to
understand the complexity of the
acai berry and its health-promot-
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with salary requirement
and resume to:
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or faxto 561/835-0118
attn: HR Director.
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applications for:
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maintenance.
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Insurance Agency. Bi-lingual
is a plus. FL Insurance 220
or 214 Licenses needed.
(863)233-3099
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Glades County.
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
January 11,2006
Mechanic/Welder
SALARY RANGE: $10.75 $14.50 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Repair and routine maintenance on all
county equipment, including the shop facility. Applicant must
be able to troubleshoot mechanical failures on all types of
equipment. Applicant must be knowledgeable in cutting, weld-
ing and fabrication of metal. Applicant must be able to clean
and organize the shop facility. Applicant must be able to pre-
pare legible daily work tickets,recording time, equipment and
inventory used. Applicant must be able to work with road
crews doing various jobs when necessary. Applicant may be
required to perform labor duties such as shovel, rake,trim trees
or lay sod. Applicant must provide safe conditions for employ-
ees and the general public and perform any work necessary to
protect Glades County's interest.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be ca-
pable of safely and efficiently operating any county equipment.
Applicant must have the ability to lift up to 100 Ibs. and have
the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work out-
side for ling periods of time in various weather conditions. Ap-
plicant must possess knowledge and skill in the operation of
automotive repair tools and metal fabrication tools, as well as
the ability to use diagnostic equipment. Applicant must be able
to work flexible hours and overtime when necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Applicant must possess a valid Class A Florida Commer-
cial Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.
Applicant must be able to pass a screening test for illegal
aruw .
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 pm, Monday Friday.

CLOSING DATE: January 30, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
SGlades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr.'Shifts 3 days on/4 off one week
4 nights on/3 off the next week
Nights 7 pm-7 am
RNs $24-$28/hour- LPNs $18-$22/hour
+ $2/hour night differential
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour
+ $2/hour night differential
LTC experience desirable
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer


HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST
(Community & Social Service
Specialists, all Other- L-3)
Two Positions (#64002104 & #64002105)

Positions in LaBelle & Clewiston to develop &
implement curriculum with new Community
Based Abstinence Program, Hendry County
Health Department; Bachelors Degree or
equivalent; experience working with teens
preferred; ability to travel & flex work schedule
when needed; Bilingual English & Spanish
helpful; Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or

Call Tony @ 863-674-4041 x 167
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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 CGMP
SParticipate 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.
:Operates 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
Medical, Dental & Life Insurance
Comprehensive 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


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.
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terminology, UB-92, 1500 claim forms.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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.
Attendantfor 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.

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/MF/D/V Drug Free Workplace


FAMILY RESOURCE COUNSELOR

LaBelle office is looking for an
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


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i The City of Moore Haven is ac-
The City of Moore Haven is cepting applications for a Sewer
accepting applications for a Plant Trainee and Mainte-
Cashier/Filing Clerk. Applications nance Worker. Applications and
and job descriptions can be job descriptions can be picked
picked up at City Hall at 299 up at Cit Hall at 299 Riverside
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, Drive, noore Haven, Florida,
Florida 33471, Monday thru Friday 33471 Monday thru Friday
from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PPM
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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. w/grats
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: 1-800-218-0007 Fax (239) 658-8289

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


RECREATION
COORDINATOR

The Seminole Tribe of Florida
has an opening for a Recreation
Coordinator at our Big Cypress
Reservation.

Plan & organize recreation
activities for all ages. Coach youth
sports programs. Supervise staff.
Promote events & recruit
volunteers. 2-3 yrs. experience
in field req. HS dip/GED req.
AA degree pref. CPR cert.
within 60 days of employment.
Flex hours. Valid FL driver's
lic. w/CDL class c req.

Resume to:
galtman(semtribe.com
or fax: 954-967-3477
Details @ www.semtribe.com

Planner / Scheduler
Plans and schedules all maintenance of projects and work
related to canal/levee/fleet. Responsible as liaison to ensure
coordination of planning and scheduling between other field
stations, field operation supervisors and crew chiefs. Tracks
and records labor and cost associated with each project in the
computerized maintenance mgmt. system. May be necessary
io ,e iiirr oiri Or .or : I|iviie'. reQuiri',a i: ,,.:nie e Ui':r:lii
gi',3i inr' [i T sn i : ,, i riurd br ,', l ,i ,'i sejirln,3r 3n,1 ,,i
erivirronmeirinll cnridIiri M y tie requiredi Ito p:roild vwoi
support before, during, and after major storm events and
emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared
emergencies. High school or equivalency diploma. Two year
college degree desired. Seven years experience planning and
coordinating maintenance work activities. Valid Florida drivers
license required. Skill and proficiency in the use of personal
computers and related software. (i.e., Primavera, Sure Trak,
CMMS, LGFS, MS Word, Excel, etc.).
Job Reference #205238.
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE







HEALTH EDUCATOR
(Health Educators L2)
Two Positions
(#64002106 & #64002107)

TPositions in'LaBelle & Clewiston to
provide'education & teach curriculum
with new Community Based Abstinence
Program, Hendry County Health
Department; Bachelors Degree, or
equivalent; experience in human services,
abstinence or teen pregnancy prevention;
ability to travel & flex work schedule
when needed; Bilingual English &
Spanish helpful; Background screening/
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Tony @ 863-674-4041 x167
for more details



SENIOR CLERK
(Office Clerks, General L2)
(#64002108)

Clerical position with new Community
Based Abstinence Program at Hendry
County Health Department in LaBelle;
must have good secretarial & computer
skills & ability to travel & flex work
schedule when needed; Bilingual English
& Spanish helpful; Background
screening/printing required. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Tony @ 863-674-4041 x167
for more details



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.


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.

HEALTHCARE
Enjoy the Relaxing
Commute & Friendly
Atmosphere at
Glades General
Hospital...
NURSING OPPORTUNITIES:
-ER 8p-8a
Telemetry 8a-8p
OB Ba-8p & 8p-Sa
CHARGE NURSE 8a-8p
RN, 1-2 years exp/skills in Med/Surg
acute care setting. Leadership charge
exp. preferred.
SHIFT SUPERVISORS
10 & 12 HR. SHIFTS
RN with supervision, ER & Critical
Care, exp. with Leadership abilities.
INFECTION CONTROL
NURSE M-F DAYS
RN or LPN, 5+ yrs. mgnt. Exp. in
healtheare field, prefer infection con-
tol exp. Req. Excel & Word skills,
ability to comm. wall staff & agencies.
ALLIED HEALTH
OPPORTUNITIES:
ADMITTING SPECIALIST- PRN
Req. excellent customer service &
commununicalion skills, knowldege
of 3"e party payers. Preyv. registration,
billing, collections, exp. in hospital
setting. PRN staff as needed.
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
PRN -8a-8p & 8p-Sa
Req. 3-5 yrs. exp. CRt', ACLS, NRP,
BLS & ability to work all areas.
SPrefer RRT with exp. in Neonate
Sthru Adult & ventilator.
RADIOLOGICTECHN.
PRN ALL SHIFTS
Must have FL lie. & ARRT lic.
MEDICAL TECNOLOGIST
PT Req. license i n 4-5 areas,
prev. hosital/lab exp.
PHARMACIST TECHN.- PRN
Customer service and computer
skills, Word/Excel, Algebra. Prior
hospital exp. preferred. March,
April, May- 40 hrs/wk. Afterwards,
8-6lhours weekly.
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
SPECIALIST, PRN
Requirements: Must have 1-2 yrs.
exp. in interior & exterior renova-
Sion. Skill required: Knowledge of
electrical, carpentry, masonry, paint-
ing, plumbing and tile setter.
HOUSEKEEPER- FT
Must have at least one year
housekeeping exp. preferably in
hospital setting. Able to read&
write English.
Excellent salary &
benefits package.
Fax resume to
(561) 993-5627
or apply in person.
DFWP/EOE
1201S. Main St.
Belle Glade, FL
S---. (561) 996-6571
r" Ext. 222
l K IriF 1 L Fax: (561) 993-5627
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED
Live-in, Full time or Part time.
References required.
Please call (863)675-3232

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
orcall FlorJimenez @
239-657-4421

MECHANIC NEEDED
For large farming operation in
Clewiston Area. Must have
experience in repairing
John Deere equip. Call
561-248-4912 7:00am-9pm
PLUMBERS & HELPERS
Commercial Work
Full & Part Time
Overtime Available
Excellent Wages, Benefits
Metro Mechanical
(239)275-5325
The City of Clewiston
Has the following
Position Available
Waste Water Plant Laborer
Job descriptions and applica-
tions are available at City Hall,
Marilyn McCorvey
Human Resources
S115 West Ventura Avenue
Applicants should have a high
school diploma or GED and a
Valid Florida Drivers License.
Open til filled.
EOE/DFWP

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The classified ads


The GEO0 Group, Inc.

PSYCHOLOGICAL
SPECIALIST
Needed at South Bay
Correctional. Mental
health Masters degree
required. 4 day week,
salary 35K +
comprehensive benefit
package. Supervision
for licensure provided.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27,S.
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: (561)992-9505
Fax: (561)829-1902
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Bealls Outlet offers a
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Bealls Outlet sells brand

name apparel and home
decor at up to 70% off
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**SUPERVISORS**
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troit. Must have 5 years ex-
perience. Excellent pay and
continued training.
(863)668-9525.



Medicare Home Health Agen-
cy has the following openings:
*RN-Per Diem
*C.N.A. -Full Time/ Part Time
*PT, OT, ST, MSW -Per Diem
For immediate consideration
fax resume to 863-983-9883
License #HHA299991018
EOE.

Nurse
Nursing Lab
Specialist P/T
Belle Glade Campus
To coordinate clinical and
technical activities in the
nursing skills lab. Duties incl
instructing & testing stu-
dents in an indiv & group
setting Within the lab, advis-
ing & scheduling lab materi-
als, and assisting with dis-
tance learning. Reqs. a
Bachelor's deg and 1-3 yrs
related exp to incl 2 yrs clini-
cal practice as a RN reqd.
Learn more or apply on-line
at www.phcc.edu or submit
your completed application
package to the office of Hu-
man Resources, Palm
Beach Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461, fax
561-868-3131.
EOE/ANVP/ADA

WORK AVAILABLE IN OKEE
CNA/HHA, COMPANION
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199


DRIVER, Part-Time
Home Deliver Meals to
Seniors. Background check &
Clean driving record required.
Fax: 863-675-6485

SENIOR CONNECTIONS
OF S.W. FL, INC.

Volunteer Coordinator
Elder services program
seeks experienced person
in recruitment and training
of volunteers. Requires
mature,-independent worker
to develop volunteer
program.
Salary $26-$30K (DOE).

Fax resume to:
863-675-6485



HOME FIX UP AND REPAIR
Reasonable, Free Estimates
Mbl. 329-896-4363
OLDER LPN, With 43 yrs exp.
P/T private patient in home,
nursing home or hospital Ref
Avail. (863)634-8343

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CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl2.fl.us





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(800-733-5342).


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




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


Air conditioner wall unit,
15,500 BTU w/110 wall
adapter $200
(863)610-1818


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Ave J & 1stSt. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
ART PIECE Solid copper w/
an'lndian in front & a Buffalo in
the back. Dtd 1842. Gd. cond.
$250 cash 863-763-2965


DRYER- Whirlpool, Guaran-
teed, Great shape. Will deliv-
er. $65. (863)675-8937
LaBelle area
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- Kenmoire
14cf, glass sliding shelves,"
less than 18 mos old, $200
(863)635-5826 Frostproof
REFRIGERATORS-(4) 2 side
by side and 2 w/top freezers,
2 -20 cf, 2-18 cf, $40-$350
for details (863)763-2634
WASHER/DRYER Amana.
Great shape. $300 for both.
(863)634-3931



SHED Smithbilt, 10'x14',
Great shape $1000.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area


COSMETOLOGY KIT- Hair
dryer scissors, curling iron,
etc, $250 or best offer
(863)801-1591
Massage Table Excellent
Condition $200
(863)634-8734


BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO-
Crestline Tandem, Excellent
condition. $250.
(863)357-7406



FENCE PANELS (18) 6ftx8ft
$250 (863)357-6423 or
(561)239-5627
KITCHEN CABINETS, appli-
ances, stackable W/D, hot
water heater, AC unit, doors,
windows, etc.
(863)467-0676.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
POWER POLE: $4.0.
(863)673-9200
WINDOWS- (9) 63x53 1/4, full
panel crankout, dk tint, xtra
handles w/venetian blinds
$575 will sep
(863)763-2634


STROLLER- Kolcraft Sport
Tech, lightweight, one hand
easy fold, sun visor $20
(863)824-0981



GOLDEN WHEAT CHINA -circa
'50's. 42 piece set. $30
(863)635-0474


DRESS for pageant or com-
munion. Size 6, pink &
white. $50 (863)697-0817


DUKES OF HAZARD '80-Radio
Controlled Gen. Lee car. In
box. Excellent condition. $45
(856)358-8625
HESS '87 TRUCK In box.
$75 (856)358-8625


BAR PERSON

COOK

Day & evening
shilts available.
Apply In person at

Gator Bait Pub
17070 S.R. 80 W.
Pioneer Shell Plaza,
Clewiston

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven
Business Development Coordinator
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the posi-
tion of Business Development Coordinator. We seek an indi-
vidual with strong oral and written communication skills, a
solid background in media relations, a professional demeanor
and must be comfortable with change in the work environment.
We offer an excellent salary commensurate with experience
and an outstanding benefit package. Employee Applications
may be obtained at any GEC Office. Resumes may be e-
mailed to ybradley@gladesec.com or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and a
Drug Free Workplace.

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


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



HOT WATER HEATER- 20 gal.
220amp. 6 months old. For a
mobile home. Pd $267.49
Sell for $60.
(314)640-3195


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $500
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee


Empioyment
Part Time 0215


GENERATOR Coleman Pow-
ermate. 6250 watt. Only used
once. $400 (863)675-2199
or(239)896-8278
OXYACETYLENE SET has
Smith torch, cart & big cylin-
ders. $85 (863)675-3357
Evenings
PUNCH PRESS, 5 Ton, with
table & pedal action, without
motor, $200 firm.
(863)805-8789
TABLE SAW Sears. 10" w/
stand, extensions & dial guard.
$75 (863)763-5373


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


PRO-MOLD snap tight col-
lectible card holders Archival
Safe 50C each
(863)467-1484



COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
WEB TV- computer w/keybrd,
printer, phone, fax/copy
mach, cordless ph & ans
mach, $250 (863)902-0257


CRAFTERS & Card making
supplies,wooden stamps,
tools, trims, to much to list
$200/neg (863)675-0410



HANDMADE QUILT Various
sizes to choose from. $250
(863)357-0784


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
Dinner Dinette set- 50 style
Red & Chrome w/3 stools,
great condition. $125
(863)697-0014
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Pine,
All wood, Large, with 35"
JVC TV included $500.
(863)675-0378
KING SIZE BED, Sealy Luxury
Pillow Top (Mattress 13"
Thick). Very good condition.
$200. (863)983-8943
KITCHEN TABLE- w/4chairsl
oval, Antique Ethan Allen,
solid maple & birch, $75 or
best offer (863)634-0663
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
SOFA- Khaki color, New con-
dition. Cost $800, Selling for
$400. (863)763-8534
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
TWIN BEDS- 2, White head
board, Mattress & box
springs, All bedding access.
$350. (863)675-4778



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASYGO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
(863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
Odyssey 990, Wilson 8813,
Cook M1-X, Lynx, Callaway,
Adams $800 (863)946-3123.


CITATION High Standard,
Supermatic. 1/4" bbl. 22 cal.
Military grip, full target sights.
$750 (937)215-0307
COLT TARGETSMAN walnut
grips, 6" 22cal. Target sights.
98% + good condition. $650
or bestoffer (937)215-0307
RIFLE- Semi-automatic, 22
gauge, 17 shot, Excellent
condition $120. Cell
(502)931-8101
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822



ELLIPTICAL TRAINER- Weslo,
hardly used, paid $295 sell
for $150 (863)763-0625
HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
LOWEST PRESCRIPTION
PRICES Less than Canada.
Better than MedicareD. Fosa-
max 70mg $16.00, Plavix
$41.00, Lipitor
20mg..$37.00/month. Viagra
100mg..$2.75/pill. Global
Medicines (866)634-0720
www.globalmedicines.net.
TONY LITTLE GAZELLE- Has
Heart, pulse, calorie, tape &
manual included. Good con-
diton. $100. (863)902-9469


CRYSTAL LAMPS (2) $50
both or will separate.
(863)467-1325


LIFT CHAIR- Blue, Excellent
condition. $275.
(309)212-4453
LIFT CHAIR- Toupe, Large, Ex-
cellent condition $375.
(309)212-4453
Three Wheel Cart heavy duty
1.5 y/o $875
(863)675-2596 Moving
must sell!


ARCADE GAME: "Burger Time"
Large, Coin Operated, Sche-
matics Show on Screen.
$500. (239)823-2851
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers,
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com.
FLEA MARKET ITEMS New
& used. Large inventory.
Bring lots of boxes. $400 for
all. (863)357-0037
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad in
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching
over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
SHOWCASE GLASS 6ft. $75
(863)697-0014




lor style late 40s- 50s. Excel-
lent condition. Asking $200.
(863)467-0627
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $450. (863)675-4098
evenings


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$100 each. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BEAGLE- male, friendly, good
w/ kids. $200
(863)763-5883
DOBBIE ROTTWEILER- 2yrs,
female, spayed, all shots,.
$150 (863)697-8731.
DOG PEN-Chain link. Portable.
8x6x4 w// people dr. Grt 4
backyard, camping etc. You
move. $150 (863)441-0530
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, $100
(863)357-3026.
MINIATURE PINSCHER- AKC,
female, 1 yr old, $400 w/ pa-
pers (863)634-8118.
SHELTIE- Found after the Hur-
ricane. Please call to identify.
(863)228-7230
TOY BOSTON TERRIER- 2yrs
old, spayed, all shots, $250
(863)697-8731.
WALKER HOUND PUPPY-
Great hunting dog. Male.
$50. (863)763-3631
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $1.5 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.



WATER SOFTENER- 2 tanks,
salt bin, $350
(863)467-5601 ask for Paul



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
PITCHING MACHINE Jugs,
combination. $500
(863)983-7205
RODS & REELS- 3, Tenn &
Shimano, Very good condi-
tion. $45. Will separate.
(502)931-8101


CHAIN SAW Husqvarna 272
XR Super big, fast cut. $150
(863)675-3357 Evenings
COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229


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CBS New Construction OnlyK-t9
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?
Montura Tr KlT?2 i Kennel St.
next to Tcr- jn l.tl_- I.:'t. High,
Dry & Cle ..i Tt ~ 4N OFFER!

North Side On Avenida Del Rio
3bd/2ba Home. Call for more infor-
mation.
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to
reserve your tract today.Up to 90%
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out
of 31 tracts, Only-.3f 11 available.
Back up contracts accepted.


Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se Habla Espanol

Nice 2bd/1 1/2ba 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. $149.9K
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.


t Sooner With Clewiston's First Re


SGlenn A.
Smith


V 863-983-3508

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
8) Land Ho!! Beautiful 10 acre par-
cel on Al Don Farming Rd. Located
just '/ mile from Highway 80.
Partially cleared, high and dry and
waiting for your new home. Won't
last long at $299,900


1) Looking for land? 400 acres with
an abundance of wild life, (Deer,
turkey, hogs and the occasional bear)
Perfect for Hunting, fishing, etc.
Property is currently being use for
cattle. Located just minutes from
Immokalee. Call for Details.
(863) 677-1441 MLS#: 200520411
2) New Listing!! 8 acres in Montura
Ranch. 7 buildable lots (4@ 1.25
acres and 3@ 1 acre) Great invest-
ment with frontage on Pine Cone and
Hacienda. Listed at $299,900
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over Y acre. Only Y2
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment.
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398
41 Montura Ranch Estates

M.:.ni ^1.
Prn.ce ... at
$174,900 MLS#: 200528863
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine Cone. Priced
to sell at $119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439
7) Pioneer Plantation 2.5 acres
on Riviera. Listed at $84,900
8) Pioneer Plantation 5 acres
priced to sell. Partially cleared.
Listed at $124,900


k. TP Se H.iblu Espanol
Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5
acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca.
Choose whether to sit on the covered
porch or walk outto the B-B-Que area
and gaze at the pond. Living room
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen
is HUGE Ready to move into. Seller
says "we'll even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long! $199,900.00
One of a kind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
Pioneer Plantation
P, rner ;a,. rn l.,- ar., .ffrl
2 5 acres on I ith Srreei
inecluod d I.'.r[ w rh Ior ,of r rees..
Onl, I. -9K
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. ref
Construction in Growing Ar-.
Build Your Dream Home Her-'.
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15. .:on
the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the -i.er
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or s
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each


Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
,-on'.i y rT V1,lti" nn 1
ln .Al PNIDNGn,
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2)W.Ventura 2bd/lba. in Brand


Don't Miss On This Great Deal!
$97K.
3)Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan.
Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
5)Moore Haven Yacht Club!
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, Included
In Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K

B Ashley
P. Wood


863-228-1132


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


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol
NEW YEAR'S PARTY w/ all your
friends can be in this 3/2 DWMH on
a quiet street in Country Side
Meadows, Moore Haven. Decorator
perfect all it needs is a moving van.
Start celebrating because the price is
only $119,900.00
IF YOU HAVE LOOKED AROUND you
will immediately buy this 2001 3/2
DWMH on 1.25 acres in Montura
Ranches. Location, condition, deco-
rating, you will realize this is the
home for you. Only $139,900.00
MOO! There's room for a contented
cow, pigs, goats, and horses on this
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch Estates.
3/2 DWMH is included. Its not a
showplace but a place for living.
Available for only $105,000.00


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00/acre. Rare com-
binaton ofsedusion in a natural setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca $150K
Call meforvacantland. Lotsoracreage.


altor!


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

Mobile Home on 1.25 acres in
Montura at $89.9K


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
well kept,PSJFF4 1 car
garage on big ot. Hurry-Won't
Last! $199.9K


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A MUSTSEE$133,900


RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
*4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
'y I non
Lrg.31'f -i IH ...,. .d-r .
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
LAKEPORT- .
Listings Needed
MOOPRElAV EN
'Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
S:' .... I :

ACEAGE., LAD & LOTS
' Farm Land Available
Call for Details


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2 storage sheds w/electri, nicelyladscaped,
. Readytomovein. Offeredat$140,000


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


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MOORE HAVEN'S NEWEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE
YOUR ONtY jdlO RAU LTO# INl TOWN.
Specializing In New Construction Resale Investment Vacant Land Commercial Property
Serving Buckhead Ridge, Clewiston, Ladeca, Lakeport, Moore I laven, 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 EVERGLADE
N- CBS3/2 &-EVERGLADES
Moore Haven River Gardens. .REALTY, INC.

SOME OF OUR LISTINGS:
40 acres zoned agricultural, LaBelle. Call For More Information
Beautiful 4 Lot pkg., water, sewer, next to a park, river & more, Moore Haven $155K
Brand new CBS 3/2 837 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 lotS ~BMta filNZ DJBI)Sfc tercostal, $40,000.00
Montura Ranches, SS)AlXEP; BrNWD l (wasa 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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OLDE TOWNE
REALTY, INC.
THERESA "TERI"
LEE RANGEL
Licensed Broker
OFFICE #
863-983-0Q75
AFTER HRS #
863-228-1142
New Listing! (Big,
Beautiful & Like Brand
New) 4/2 over 3,000 sq.
ft. Northside, Cornerlot
been remodeled, repaired
& repainted asking 420K
Northside 3/2 CBS
Home w/ Beautiful Wood
Floors for ONLY $219.9K
What a Deal!!! 4/2 on
Commercial Lot, ONLY
$169.9K
Deal Fell Thru (Last
Chance) 3/2 Brick Home
Very Well Maintained w/ a
Garage & Beautifully
Landscaped, Yard for
ONLY $159.9K
For Rent!!! 3/2 CBS
Home in Ladeca Acres
(Weekly or Monthly)
New, Year's Blowout
Sale
Judy's Place: Bring All
Offers Restaurant & Bar
w/ a Fun Atmosphere &
Pool Tables for ONLY
$260K
Never thought you could
own a home. Let those
thought be gone. Teri
Rangel specializes in first
time buyer's and is there
from beginning to end.
Our MOTTO say's it all
"The Road to Home" &
Olde Towne Realty, Inc
will get you there.


LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663
ueas (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANNDYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)5994209'1 (863)228-2215


RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA
2BR, 1BA w/ detached Sugarland Circle
24'x30' metal buidling 2BR 2BA home, detached
$162,000 garage w/ guest suite on
3BPAtT b.ir ple 12.80 ac. Call for details
$1 9 '-"""' CBS Tri-Plex Unitl 4BR,
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA
$314,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA
3B 5rbft5Ar rr y $279,000
$19 NO 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (7)
4BAR,, aidEwpod $150K
$41"" .. .. MOBILE HOMES
3BR, 2BA with study and 3B& tke
pool. New Subdivision $121 ,
$375,000 3BR, 2BA EasyLif$82,000
3BR, 2 1/2BA Comer Lot 4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH
$198,500 with 30'x50' metal building
2.16 acres $259,900


MONTURA
3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000

PIONEER
2BR, 2BA MH 2.5 acre
$89,900

VACANT LAND
5 acres Pioneer $125,000
Monutra Lots Available

COMMERCIAL
Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
27-100'x100' $550,000
Commerical Building 75'x120'
on US 27 Call For Details
Ind i +

Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
& Apt. $200,000


JUST REDUCED
3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with a split floor
plan, a spacious patio area and fenced
yard on a great corer lot.

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


Agriculture

-

Christmas Treds 7415
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 935
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds .'Plants.'
Flowers 865



APHA SORREL & WHITE TO-
VERO COLT'04- Canadian
Moon & Night Train breed-
ing. $1200 (863)990-7907
APPALOOSA HORSE-
Gray/Black, 9 yrs old. Nice
horse for kids/adults. Must
See!$800 863-634-2094
BAY GELDING, 10 yrs. old,
13.3 14 hands high. Rides
well. $500. (863)467-5726
BEAUTIFUL PALOMINO MARE
APHA- 6y/o, great trail horse,
has won money ranch sorting
$4500 (863)697-0497
QUARTER HORSE: Thorough-
bred. 21 yrs. old. Very gentle.
Great for kids and adults Ask-
ing $1000. (863)357-0690
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


Craftsman 2004 6 5hp, 22
i-inr mulcher cut, Mower,
run. perfect, $I150. 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
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
28inch Snapper; rhpp Hin:.il,.
elec. start w/recoil engine, re-
cond. $400 (863)763-2349
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
28" cut, 12.5HP, OHV eng.
Elec./pull start. Looks & runs
like new $650. (863)697-9884
TROY-BILT TILLER- rear tines,
7hp Tecumseh Engine $200
(863)763-2349




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NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

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readers are more popular



Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every.
Mon. 12pm& every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifiedst


Rentals



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




Moore Haven -3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, built in August
$1250/mo + sec. dep.
(954)609-1390 or 614-1639
Call Bobby









-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



FOR SALE
3500 sq.ft. Big CBS Tri Plex,
on 2 city lots. One 4 bdrm.,.
two 2 bdrm. $2000 a month
potential rent. Very good cond.
Brand new roof, new car port,
fenced, ceramic tile french
doors, castle doors, Great in-
vestment $279,000. Own-
er/Agent Call (863)228-2761

PORT LaBelle: Unit4, 3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


Invetmen


.Invesmen


Eagle's Nest


Estates

A secluded, private :
ranch subdivision
offering beautiful .
vistas of pristine
natural habitat

Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.

-722 -;i :' 4 6 8 -8.3- 0. 6 ;

HWAimU Bc 772-468-8306
i,iai/Si^'Mr t<>


Jg lll :lljdil( tlklj
MOORE HAVEN 33471
TOP LOCATION -
Will Divide
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner-Pat


Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified,


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



Adult Communities and Other
Properties For Sale Ocala /
Marion County Team Real
Estate of Ocala, Inc. Realtor -
Multiple Listing Service
(888)391-6658.
EAST TENNESSEE PROPER-
TIES FOR SALE- Sold by
owner. Log Homes, Lots &
Acreage near Pigeon Forge-
Gatlinburg, Newport & White
Pine. Call Ricky Bryant
(423)623-2537.


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.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. WINTER SEASON IS'
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
COASTAL NC DEEPWATER!
Off- season Special- Save
Big! 10 acres- $139,900.
Beautifully wooded, deep
boatable water, long pristine
shoreline. Access to ICW,
Atlantic, Sounds. Power,
phone, perked. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call now
(800)732-6601 x 1458.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
E Tennessee Lake Properties
Homes from $200,000 to
$1,000,000. Lakefront lots
from $100,000 Lakeview
lots from $35,000 Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
or visit www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


Government Foreclosed
Homes!!! $0 or Low Down!
No credit OK! Bank & Gov't
Repos available now! HUD,
VA, FHA For Listings
(800)749-2750.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.
MOVE TO TENNESSEE! LOOK-
ING FOR LAKE LOTS, LAKE
HOMES, LAND, FARMS, VIC-
TORIANS, INVESTMENT OR
MARINAS WE HAVE IT ALL
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
EXECUTIVE CHOICE REAL
ESTATE IN TENNESSEE
(865)717-7775 CHARLOTTE
RANSON AGENT OR VISIT
MY WEBSITE WWW.EXECU-
TIVECHOICEREALES-
TATE.COM OR
WWW.CHARLOTTEBRAN-
SON.COM.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
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
(866) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


NC MOUNTAINS-Log cabin
$89,900. Easy to finish cab-
in on secluded site. Million
$$$ Views Available on 1-7
acre parcels
$29,900-$79,900. Free Info
Available! (828)256-1004.

NO QUALIFYING
OWNER FINANCING
Ohio County, KY acreage
onHwy69
5.1 acres-$20,900
$1000 down/$204.69 mo.
5.2 acres-$20,900
$1000 down/ $204.69 mo.
6.2 acres $23,900
$1000 down -$235.55 mo.
11.2 acres -$39,900
$1500 down-$395 mo.
17.9 acres -$54,900
$2500 down-$539 mo.
Call (863)228-2761 or E-mail
cashforanything@earthlink.net

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.


EARNEST H. RAWLS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Cbewiston, FL
(863) 983-85-99
After Hours Phone: Cheryl Eby (863) 228-1562
Miguel A. Santana (863) 228-7314 Espanol
Maggie Santana (863) 228-4314


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechob~ee


Thursday, January 19, 2006









Thursday. January 19, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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CLEWISTON C

Modular/Models. Fr
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
your land as dowr
available. 863-673-64










CLEWISTON C

Modular/Models. Fr
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acr
your land as dowI
available. 863-673-6





$$ I Will Buy Your House
or Landfor Cash $$
Call Blue Fin Solution.
(863)510-4151
MATURE MALE- wants to rent
private bedroom & bath, in
LaBelle area. (239)218-5092


MobileHomes I




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




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.
OKEE 2br, 2ba. D/W. '02.
Exc. cond. New Berber carpet
throughout. Must be moved to
your lot. $25K (863)467-6079


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vebicles 'ATVs 035



BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500, lg. (772559-8558
Bass Boat, 20' Storm Boot
Legger, 200hp motor, 24v
trolling motor, Eagle fishfind-
er 30, w/trailer, asking
$4000. (863)467-0837
BASS BOAT W/TRAILER
1984- 15.10ft Minn Kota 431bs
of thrust, Silver/blue
$3500/neg (863)697-3745


COACHMAN CLIPPER POP
TOP CAMPER w/Duo Therm
air, $1650. (863)610-2465
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1994, 34'
motor home; 6 new tires,
banks exhaust system, c/c,
rn AC/heating microwave, am/fm
rc/cd stereo & 19" TV. $27,000.
... 863-983-9290/561-755-1814

COUNTRY ACRES HOLIDAY RAMBLER- 40FT
Alumilite, 5th wheel, full
rom $79,900 & up, bath, clean room, W/D, sips
om $79,900 & up, $6000 (239)243-6313
a & 1/4 available or use
payment. Financing TRAVEL TRAILER, Springdale
n payment. Financing '02, 19', Reese hitch w/sway
417 or 561-753-8355 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,
.. 113x19 $85 (863)763-7394
COUNTRY ACRES TROLLING MOTOR- Minkota
65, 5 speed hand control,
'om $59,900 & up, like new, $65
e & 1/4 available or use (863)763-0016
n payment. Financing M r s
417 or 561-753-8355
HONDA MOTOR SCOOTER '86
Elite 150. Great condition.
l 75mpg. Cruises at 60 mph.
(239)503-0339
BASS BOAT-15' & trir. 100h/p MOTORCYCLE CARRIER- fits
Merc. trolling motor. New class C hitch and tilts down
seats & mounts. Runs good. to make ramp. Cost $400
$2300 neg. (863)675-1801 sell for $150 or trade for jon
DECK BOAT, 24', "Ozark" w/ boat (863)467-0085
Alum. dual trir, 150hp Even- RACE PISTONS- J & E Pis-
rude, canvas/radios/compass, tons, New Performance, for
$5700 (239)498-3136 Bonita Suzuki GSXR600, Cost $699
asking $450
DURACRAFT DUCK BOAT- (561)629-6213
'98, 14', w/'99 Evinrude
40hp, All access. & duck SUZUKI 1400 INTRUDER '04-
blind $3500. (863)634-5020 2K miles, saddlebags, per-
formance pipes, $6500
JOHN BOAT- 14' aluminum flat (863)357-2611
bottom, 7.5 mercury. eng.
$1100. (863)634-6862 be-
fore 2pm daily
LOW BOAT '89- 17:5ft, 90HP
Evinrude, Trailmaster trlr, ATV TRAILER- 6 x 10, 2
trolling motor, 2 elec an- ramps in the back, 1 on the
chors, fish finder, bait well, side, $1000 (863)673-0559.
very good cond, $4500 ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
(815)866-3729. new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
OUT BOARD MOTOR- 55hp ran.$900. (863)692-2229.
Suzuki, w/ free boat,
$500/neg. (863)635-5077 GO CART- Yerf Dog, needs
chain, $400 or best offer
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr (863)990-4293
winch for boats to 4,000 lbs.
used very little, $80. HONDA 2002 FORMAN RUBI-
(863)946-1829 CON 500 4x4, excel. cond.
adult owned $4800
SAILBOAT- Hoble Cat, 14', (863)357-1441
Older, Good condition $500.
neg. Call 239-634-4040 HONDA 400 EX '02 well
BoatisinLaBelle maintained, very clean,
$3500 or best offer
SEA EAGLE 2001- 12.5 ft (772)260-1097 Iv msg.
boat, w/2002 15hp Merc mo-
tor, used very little includes HONDA TRX 90 '04- well
equip $1595 (863)467-0187 maintained, excellent shape,
$1500 (772)260-1097 leave
SEA KAYAK- 17', Top design, message.
Good condition. $600...
(863)357-7406
SMOKER CRAFT, '94 16 1/2', TRAVEL TRAILER '93- 36ft,
w.INr 401-P Mariner motor slide out, new roof, new AC,
w;lil (6 Irim, trolling mtr. nicely remodeled, asking
$4,500. Call (863)824-0091. $6000 (863)675-1835 aft 2p
YAMAHA 8HP '04 & 15'4"
Geenoee- asking $1500 for
both or will sell separate
(239)225-3282.



Al RV- w/Fla room, Mayber-
rys Pk, Hwy 78W, Lot22,
only $6900, quick possession,
many extras (317)243-3313
CAMPER- Coleman Carmel READING A
'03, refrig, stove, ac, spare NEWSPAPER
tire, and more $7000/neg P r.,
(863)946-3560 makes you I morn inonned
COACHMAN, 171/ Ft., Ultra and ihteretlng peio No
Light, All included. Bought wonder newspaper reader
new in '05. $7,500. amre~rescieufu ll
(863)824-6799


TRUCK CAP/Cover: "Turtle
Shell Style" for 1993 Ford, 8
Ft. bed. $500 or .best offer.
(863)697-1417


CHEVY SILVERADO, '99 V6,
auto, great work truck,
$3800 or best offer. Call
863-697-8556.
DODGE SLT RAM '99 Clean,
4x4, auto. Quad cab. Grey.
Step/push bars, cap. Lift kit.
$7500 neg. (863)467-7049
FORD 250- '93, 4x4, 7.3 die-
sel, Runs great.$1800.
(863)675-0077
FORD BRONCO '90 5.0L, V8,
4x4, $2500 or best offer
(863)674-1405 "
FORD RANGER '88- blue, runs
good $800 (772)332-6764


Pubic Noice 0


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility I 4055
Tractor Trailers 41060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DEVILLE '89- load-
ed, really nice automobile,
$2000 (863)467-8268.
CADILLAC DeVILLE '95
Sedan. Excellent condition.
Low miles. Must see! $5000
(863)467-9931 Iv msg
CHEVY CAVALIER '92 4cyl.
Runs good. $500 or best offer
(863)634-7632 / 467-6783
CHEVY VAN '85- New paint,
runs good, good tires,
$2000 or best offer
(863)467-5725
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
FORD FALCON '62 2dr, 6cyl,
auto, mag wheels, runs, extra
parts. Gd 4 parts/restore. $800
neg/trade (863)634-3055
FORD TAURUS Runs & looks
good $400 (863)612-5255
FORD TAURUS WAGON 1991-
Needs battery & CV joint
$400 or best offer
(863)612-5255
GEO TRACKER- 193, 92K, Hard
top, 4spd, 2WD Excellent
condition $2500.
(863)467-6609
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
1996, 1 Owner. Kept out of
weather. Excellent condition.
$5000. neg. (863)946-1728
OLDS 88 ROYALE '91- 4dr,
runs good, good tires, AC, all
power, $2040 or best offer
(863)946-3560.
SATURN 1991- Stick shift
$1500 (863)675-2388
around 6 p.m.
SATURN SL '92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821
SEARING JXI'99
Convert. 70Kmi. Newtop
Excel. cond. Blue Book $8300
Asking $7900 863-357-3830
Tow Dolly, Demco Kar Kaddy,
steerable, w/sure brakes;
great cond., w/all paperwork,
1100. (863)467-4598
VOLVO 1986, Good shape. 4
cyl. Good on gas. $1500.
(863)634-2582



MGB.1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2214 Lorida



BRONCO 11 '89 w/ rebuilt
trans under warranty. Runs gd.
Nds paint. No rust $1750 se
habla espanol (863)805-8789
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1986,
4X4, Removable Top. Great
hunting truck. $750. or best
offer. (863)675-1981



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
EZ-GO GOLF CART- nice 36
volt, electric, batteries.in
good cond., charger, $750
neg (863)227-0162



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



CAR TOP CARRIER- X-CAR-
GO, needs seal repair, $50
or best offer, new cost $189
(863)467-2255
FIBERGLASS LID tri-wing
(opens three ways) for small
bed truck. $300
(863)697-1491
HIGH POWER CD PLAYER
Pioneer AMFM Super Tuner ill.
Multi-color display Retail $300
Sell $200 (863)357-0448
MOTOR, 318
Runs great, $150.
Call (863)763-1530 or
cell 561-310-1575.
TRUCK BED COVER- White fi-
berglass, Tonneau Cover Fits
Ford F250 Super Duty Reg.
Bed $300 (239)462-3312


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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is January 12th, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Donna Titon Lundy
2708 Foster Street
Endwell, New York 13760
Attomeyfor Personal Representative:
Wilbur D. Dahlgren
Florida Bar No. 0566111
Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
80 Exchange Street
PO Box 5250
Binghamton, NewYork 13902-5250
Telephone: 1607) 723-5341
107829 CGS 1/12,19/06
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
January 27,2006
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-872-CA
UCN: 262005CO00872XOD~0(
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE ON BEHALF
OF THE NOTEHOLDER AND THE
NOTE INSURER OFABFS MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2000-4, MORTGAGE
BACKED NOTES,
Plainff
VS.
CATHY L. 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 January.5, 2006,
and entered in Case No. 05-872-CA,
UCN: 262005CA000872X)XX)X of the

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KANICH; PCOTi LABL.LL IUrJi TIIFU
PROPERTYi :ir : e (siA, iuri
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
(LA0.rIrJ.l1 T1 es1H A 'i 11, i;ILH l i.
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for cash on the Seconds aoor in front
of the Main Clerks 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 HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in 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
you are hearing or voice impaired, call
lorda Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Jan. 6,
2006.
BARBARA BUTLER

As Deputy Clerk
108067 CGS1/12,19/06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
INRE:ESTATE OF
BEVERLY L. REILLY
a//a BEVERLY REILLY
Deceased
NOTICETOCREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Bever-
Iv 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 decedentfs 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 of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedentis estate must
file their claims wth this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.


GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
INDEPENDENT AUDITING SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that Glades County, Florida, pursuant to S. 11
.45(3)(a)6aES., hereby requests proposals from independent certihed public ac-
countants desiring to provide auditing services in accordance with generally ac-
cepted guveromenta accounting standards. The successful proposer shall
provide adl labor and materials required to conduct a financial audit of the general-
purpose financial statements for all funds, including grants, of the Board of
County Commissioners and Constitutional Officers.
Inquiries and/or requests for a copy of the full text RFP shall be directed to Joe Flint,
Clerk of te Circuit Court at (863) 946-6013 or fax (863) 946-2727.
Proposers desiring to provide the services described in this RFP shall include a let-
tar of transmittal, description of technical approach, description of experience &
qualifications of the proposer, description of experience & qualifications of pro-
posers parter(s) principalss, audit manager and audit staff, description of pro-
posers understanding of the scope & complexity of the required auditing
services, and the proposer's location. The successful proposer may be required
to execute atuth-in-negotiation certificate relating to compensation.
Interested firms shall submit eight (8) signed copies thereof in a sealed envelope
bearing the name of the proposer and the words PROPOSAL FOR INDEPENDENT
AUDITING SERVICES no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT on February 13, 2006 to Audit
Selection Committee, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave J, Clerk of Courts, Fi-
nance Office, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Proposals received after the time and date
specified will be returned to the sutmitter unopened.
Glades County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or
delivery of proposals, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to
waive technical errors and informalities, which in its judgement, best serves the
public interest
Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
K. S. Jones, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Glades County, Florida
Joe Flint, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Glades County, Florida
109322 CGS 1/19/06

HENRY COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LABELLE, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals will be received by the Hendry County Clerk of Courts Office, 25 East
Hlckpochae Ave., Post Office Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida, until 10:00 a.m.,
Wednesday February 01 2006, for "CODE ENFORCEMENT DEMOLITION OF A
UNSAFE STRUCTURE 1500 Rldgdill Rd Clewiston, FL. Proposals will be
opened on Wednesday, February 01, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter, at
the Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code Enforcement Office located at 88
South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida.
A copy of the Proposal Documents and Instructions can be obtained from the offic-
es of the Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code Enforcement Departments,
located at 88 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33975, Post Office Box 836, LaBelle,
Florida 33975-0836, or by calling (863) 675-52451; OR from the office of Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 25 E. Hickochee Ave., LaBelle, Flori-
da, Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, Phone (863) 675-5220 or
(863) 983-1585.
Any questions regarding the Proposal can be addressed by Ken Bennett, Building
Director, located at 88 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935, Post Office Box
836, LaBelle, Florida 33975-0836, or by calling (863) 675-5245.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Propo-
sals, with or without cause and/or accept the Proposal that, in its judgment, will
be in the best interest of the County.
Darrell R. Harris, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County Florida
109307 CGS 1/19,26/06


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Flaghole
Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and
law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Flaghole Drainage
District, for the year 2005, will be held at the office of Hilliard Brothers of Forida,
Ltd., 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida on Monday, January 30, 2006 at
4:00 RM., for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1)supervisor for term ofthree (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting. He will need a record of the proceedings and
that, for such purposes. He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the ro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal ista be based.
Board of Supervisors
Flaghole Drainage District
By: Joe Marin Hilliard
President
109573 CGS 1/19,26/06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. o3CA199 cIVIL AcTIp
A A A SELF STORAGE INC.. CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC.,
nil t,, -',, o...n., ',, Plaintitff
Pl.,_,,,n vs. Case No. 05-1087-CA
vs. MICHAEL R. BAKST, TRUSTEE IN
GINAF.NAVARRETTE, BANKRUPTCY CASE NUMBER
Defendant. 04-32599-BKC-SHF FOR DAVID H.
KARLSON AND PATRICIA G, KARL-
NOTICE OF SAL SON AND NOT INDIVIDUALLY, at al,
Defendants)
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in NOTICE OFACTION
the above entitled cause in the Circuit
Court of Glades County, Florida, I will TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF
sell the property situate in Glades THE MICHAEL R. BAKST, TRUSTEE IN
County, Florida, described as: BANKRUPTCY CASE NUMBER
04-32599-BKC-SHF FOR DAVID H.
Lot 4, Block 17 RANCH LAKE ESTATES, KARLSON AND PATRICIA G. KARL-
as per Plat thereof as recorded in Plat SON AND NOT INDIVIDUALLY
Book 3, Page 37, of the Public LASTKNOWNADDRESS: UNKNOWN
Records of Glades County, Florida. CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
at public sale, to the highest and best THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE
bidder for cash, at the Front steps of DAVID H. KARLSON, JR. AND PATRI-
the Glades County Courthouse located CIA.C. KARLSON INTERVISOS DEC-
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida LARATION OF TRUST DATED MAY 2,
33471, at 11:00 A.M. on the 2nd day 2003
of February, 2006. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
JOE FLINT
ClerkofCircuitCourt. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
Glade County, orida CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
By: Jennifer Bevis AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
Deputy Clerk INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
108489 CGS 1/19,26/06 WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
IN THE COUNTY COURT OFTHE OTHER CLAIMANTS
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CIVILACTION
CASENO.O-1017CA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
DWIGHT HATFIELD and property in HENRY County, Florida:
JANET HATFIELD
Plaintiffs LOT 35, RIDGDILL SUBDIVISION, ADDI-
-vs- TION NO. ONE, IN A PORTION OF SEC-
JACOBJOHNSON and TION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
BRENDA D,. JOHNSON, and RANGE 34 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
CORPORATION, aNewYorkcorporation, OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND RE-
Defendants. CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES
125 AND 126, OF THE PUBLIC
AMENDEDONOTICEOFACTION RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TO: GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LO-
CORPORATION, a New York corpora- CATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT
tion FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1986
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to STON DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
foreclose a Mortgage has been filed WITH SERIAL NUMBERS.
and/commenced in this Court regard- FLFL2AF407906416 AND
ing the following-described real prop- FLFL2BF407906416 AND TITLE NUM-
erty: .BERS42369836 AND423760083.
has been filed against you and you are
Lot 11, Block A of Harlem Addition No. 8, required to serve a copy of your writ-
a subdivision in the City of Clewiston, ten defenses within 30 days after the
Florida, According to the Plat thereof first publication, if any, on Echevarria,
recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 Codllls & Stawiarski, Plaintiff's attor-
and 137 of the Public Records of ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Hendry County, Florida, Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Parcel ID No.: Court either before service on Plain-
R-1-34-43-21-040-000A-011.0 tifs attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
You are required to serve a copy of your against you for the relief demanded in
written defenses, if any, to it on Mela- the Complaint or petition.
nise A. McGahee, Esq., whose address This notice shall be published once each
is 417 West Sugarland Highway, Cle- week for two consecutive weeks in the
wiston, FL 33440, on or before Febru- Clewiston News.
ary 22, 2006 (not less than 28 days) WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
andto filethe original with Clerk ofth is Court on this 3rd day of January,
Court either before service on Plain- 2000.
tit's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered BarbaraS. Butler
against you for the relief demanded in Clerkofthe Court
the complaintor petition. By:/S/Hammond
DATEDon Jan. 11th, 2006. As Deputy Clerk
109586 CGS 1/19,26/06


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Sugarland
Drainage Diseict, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Floda Statutes 1941, and
law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of Sugadand Drain-
age District, for the year 2005, will he held at the office of Hilliard Brothers of
Florida, Ltd., 5500 Sugarland Road, Clewiston, Florida on Monday, January 30,
2006 at4:30 PM., forthe purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for aterm of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may property come before the meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that, f a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Sugarland Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting. He will need a record of the proceedings
and that, for such purpose. He may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Sugarland Drainage District
By: Joe Marsin Hilliard
President
109577 CGS 1/19,26/06

STATEMENT OF
NON-OISCRIMINATION
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from
the Rural Utility Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is
subject to the provisions of Tide VI and Tle VII of te Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Ant of 1975, as amended; Ex-
ecutive Order 11246, the Americans with Disabilites Act of 1990, as amended;
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the rules and
regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in
the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex,
disability or handicap shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access
to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any
of this organization's programs or activities.
The person responsible for coordinating this organization's non-discrimination com-
pliance efforts is L. T Todd, Genera Manager and CEO of Glades Electric Coop-
erative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this
organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information
about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written com-
plaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Utility Services, Washington,
D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180 days afterthe alleged discrimi-
nation. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.
109486 CGS/ON 1/1 9/06


IMPORTANT NOTICE
GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Affirmative Action organization and will con-
tinue to meet its non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations by insisting
that all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others who do business with
the Cooperative also adhere to strict non-discriminatory and affirmative action
practices.
Additionally,.Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to insist on full compliance of
its Affirmative Action Plan in its hiring, promotion and other employment practic-
es. The Cooperative invites and encourages all minority individuals and groups to
participate in all its membership activities, to be active in the vending of materials
and supplies, and to enter bids on contracts for services needed by the Coopera-
tive.
Any minority individual or minority group interested in participation in any of these
activities and needing more information about equal opporfunies at the Coopera-
tive, may contact L. T. Todd, General Manager and Affirmative Action Compiance
Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writing to him at Glades Electric
Cooperative, P. 0. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL 33471; or by calling him at
(863) 946-0061.
109481 CGS/ON 1/19/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. is soliciting proposals for
services and activities in Region 24 funded through the Workforce investment Act
(WIA) for the period of July 1,2006 through June 30, 2007. Region 24 is com-
pnsed of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. Proposals are be-
ing requested for the following components:
1. Workforce Investment Act (WIAI -Youth
2. Waorkfdorce Investment Act I6A)- Adult
3. Workforce Investment Act A) Dislocated Worker
Those interested in submitting an application for consideration for any of the uom-
ponents listed above may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) pack-
age under "Board Information" at www careerandservicecenterora or by calling
the Workforce Development Board at (239) 992-8000 or toll free at
1-866-992-8463. Minority-owned businesses, famale-owoed businesses and
faith-based organizations are encouraged to apply. The procurement timetable is
as follows:
January 27, 2006 .- RFPs available
February 9, 2006, 9:30am -11:00am Bidders' Conference
March 2, 2006, 4:00pm Letters of Intentto Propose due
March 28, 2006, 4:00pm Proposals for all components due
April 24,2006, 9:00am 4:00pm Review Panels' meetings
Ma102006, 2:00pm-3:3Opm Program and Planning Committee Meeting
Ma 0,2006,3:3 pm- Board Meeting
108223 CS 1/19/06

NOTICE OF ELECTION

The City of South Bay, Florida will hold an election on Tuesday,
March 14, 2006 for the purpose of electing two Candidates
for the office of City Commission. The election will be held in
the Commission Chambers at 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South
Bay, Florida. Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday, January
31, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Registraton books will close Mon-
day, February 13, 2006, Qualifying ends Tuesday, February
14, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Run-Off Election if needed will be
held Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Books will be closed Tues-
day, February 27, 2006 for a Run-Off election. Polls will open
at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 PM. for both elections.
107824 CGS 1/19,26/06
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETINGS
SCHEDULEOF
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF COLLINS SLOUGH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the regular
meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
Collins Slough Water Contrl District
will be held on THE FOURTH MONDAY
OF EACH MONTH AT 12:00 NOON at
the Alico, Inc. office located at 640
South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida
COLULINSSLOUGH REAI)DING A
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NEWSPAPER
By: Robert M. Bogart a ou money
Secretary by
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Barbara S. Butler
As Clerk of Court of Hendry County NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
s DeHaputy lerk THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
DptClr THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
109463 CGS 1/19,26;2/2,9/06 CONTROLDISTRICT
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO You are hereby notified that the Regu-
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME tar Meeting of the Board of Super-
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NME visors of the Central County Water
Control District wil be held on
The undersigned does hereby certify that Wedneday, January 25, 200, a 7
EY Works LLC conducting a Real Es- .m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
tate Brokerage business at Pahokee, orntura Ranch Estates, State Road
Florida, under the fictitious name of lewsn, Florida. The pur-
Pahokee Realty and that said firm is pose of this meeting is to transact
composed of the following persons any and all business which may
whose names and places of residence come before the Board. If a person
a as follows: decides to appeal the decision of
Royal E York 206 Beon Dive the Board of Supervisors with re-
Pahokee,RFL33476 spect to any matter considered at
Ownershipof REY Works LLC. the public meeting r hearing herein
is as follows:
RoyalYo ls 206 Bena Drive referred he or she may need to in-
Royal EYork 206 Begonia Drive sure that a verbatim record of the
PahokeeFL ap334y to t76 proceedings is made, which record
It is my ento State, Divis io the of Cor-a includes the testimony and evi-
poaons to ster the said name of dence upon which the appeal Is
Phokee Reaty under the provisions 104131 CGS 1/19/06
Cha~er90-267, laws of Rodrida, Acts e 4131GS1/1/06
NOTICETO PUBLIC
109416 CGS 1/19/06 Royal E York The Hendry County Hospal Authority F-
nancial Committee will conduct their
Love the earth Recycle monthly business meeting on Thurs-
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your used items by in the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
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