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Clewiston


News


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Volume 82, Number 30 Thursday, December 28,2006


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City to pay$1.5 million for land


City agrees to
purchase 35 acres
near Commerce Park
By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON-One of the
first and most crucial steps toi
the expansion of the Clewviston
Commerce Park Property has
moved forward.


Cit\ commissioners last
%week loted to puicchase acreage
to accommodaJe future eco-
nomic development plans in
Clewiston
The cily had been interested
in the site for some time, and
discussions at cit, meetings
focused on whether the city
should buy the land immediate-
Il, based on the fact that negoti-
ations with at least one interest-
ed tenant focused on expansion
plans


In the end, the city decided to
make the purchase, believing it is
a safe investment The board says
it is not in a hurry to sell the land.
The final sale %alue was $1.5
million for the 35-acre parcel of
land, the seller's asking price.
The city agreed to purchase
the land from U.S. Sugar, using
money in its deserves, to aug-
ment the size of the park one
of the city's biggest potential
sources of revenue
One of the tenants, City Mat-


Winter fun: It snows in Clewiston


the snoVwpWyt v.Mi tW ,t'fiofuM1rtai ttin tcRiwthonfbr
eas jo ndeland Festival in Clewiston.
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By.ldybis Gnzalez" i
Clewi6nNews'" '
CLEWSITON- The .Winter.,-
Wonderland F'estival ..riiad, -
"quite-, an impression ;i?.b6th-'
Sadults and children alhi fatits.
-debutin Clei\ ston. Thmi s
". teamed 'for:. -the even tlf
... some, itwasKhe.first time e Mer'
Sfeeling.snow -' .
Yes tsnbved in Clewiston.
for one, day last' week, anid'
eaht~erreports focused much
I d..- L 'tiat, o:.the .festival area, :
:.", tons of snow as .... i
s .ui'-rii-ji ust ,in time for. '
-';h ias? ,: Eveyone'seemed.to enjoy the snow.
rit eld at a 'fiel6
a s'_e. le ,st n 'nn,orig- donated part of their proceeds had real,
Sinallcheduled forSaturday toth toys for tots effort. So th
Dec .16, .Was postponed until ..t'al.added up to a success- commur
S, liday.;becaUse of th.,rains.- ful festival, according'to Eliza- sponsors
-a 0good m6ve. The weather beth McDaniel-Garcia,,.one of how we
'i "hai'day was perfect! the organizers of the event, going to
It wvas a sight snow ball Her group, ACFC, was primari- Accor
'fights ii t.he field, some work- ly responsible for the winter the poss
. -ing .on their snowman master- event, assisted community festival
ieces and an old-fashioned, partners. future ye
.-hAtyride to complete.the day's The mission of the group the outp
festivities. -. -.. behind, the festival idea is to this year
S,_-The, lighting of the city's provide the children of the "We p
.Christmras tree kept .festival community with experiences annually
goersat the event and vendors they would otherwise never events in
stocked. plenty of food and have. Since snowv is so very
other goodies.'-Some vendors rare in the state, the festival See


Toy drive for local


kifdsasuccess
By Ideybis Gonzalez and other-local agencies'and cit-
Clewiston News izens from throughout the
couintV. -.
CLEWISTON-Hundreds of -., am 'very happy that we
children lined up to received 'ere able togive, all this chil-
possibly the only gifts, they will dren a Christmas presented said
receive this Christmas. s Sheriff Ronnie Lee at the event,
Many.of.the families.are sin-,
gl-parent families or families making sure hat it ',vent
that cannot 'afford, to get their smoothly. ran. izers
.,"- children:Christlas presents. For For the most part;,organizers
them, the event.was a welcome, said, it was a very successful
sight.. event. IT o different sites were
...h Salurdaytoy giveaway set up, one.in' Montdra in the
on Deci t23-saw the Hendry morning and.another in Clewvis-
', Cbuntv.Sleriff Office distribUt- ..torilater in'the afternoon.
ing triickd full'of toys to the kids..'. Children' srfiiled happily and
of Henry County. The"to scrambled to receive the toys,
hre efby the ."cfing the'm back after looking
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tress, has plans to build a 62,500
square foot manufacturing
plant that promises to provide
100 new jobs and a new stream
of tax revenue to the city.
The commission returned a
unanimous decision for the pur-
chase of the land.
Under the terms of the sale,
U.S. Sugar agrees to purchase
the land back from the city at
the same price if tenants back
out of moving to the site -
something that commissioners


are not expecting will occur.
Commissioner James L
Pittman made a motion to
thank Clewiston City Manager
Wendell Johnson for what his
hard work and dedication to the
city's commerce park.
The effort is the culmination
of three year's work, the com-
missioner said.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


appeal.
e' group canvassed the
nity for volunteers and
s and learned quickly
ell the festival was
be supported.
rding to organizers,
sibility exists that the
will be repeated in
ears, especially after
during of support for
's event.
plan to host this event
y, as well as other
the future" said Eliza-
Winter-- Page 12


counterfeit
.checks fail

By Ideybis Gonzalez
CLEWISTON The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office has
reports of false bills circulating
throughout the area.
The most surprising aspect of
the bills is how real they appear
to be. The bills are a spot-on rep-
resentation 6f the real thing -
- so g6Od, ineta th-atteunterfeit-
checking pens aren't able to tell
the'difference.
-" .-- The only reason invesLigatior
became aware of the. problem
was that the fake bills were com-
ing apart; they are made of two


with

Father and hu
battles termin
disease

By Nicole Curry
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -
the living room of.
Roberta Miller's horn
would guess that sad
around the corner.
A Christmas tree
stands in front of the
the rooms are clean


Counterfeit



money turns



up in county

Traditional pieces of paperglued together.


-AccortingU LU OIilflll onnie
Lee, the bills have been circulat-
ing throughout the county, with
stores and other businesses
hard-pressed to make out the
bills as false.
The scam sees suspects
going to stores, buying just a few
items and receiving change in
real money, according to the
sheriff. With bills in different
denominations, the suspects
may have already gotten away
with. hundreds, possibsythou-
sands ofdollars this way.
d-".The use of the counterfeit
detector pens which detects
whether or not the bills are good
or not is no longer 100 percent,"
'said'Sheriff Lee,- whose depart-
See Money Page 12


hope

isband children watch cartoons on tel-
evision.
ial But these pretenses are
deceiving.
John Miller, 40, father of the
three children, has malignant
melanoma. Doctors are giving
him only a few short months to
live.
Sitting in Mr. Millet and his family
John and have lived in Clewiston for five
ie, no one years. He used to work as a
ness lurks licensed plumber, something
he did for fifteen years.
e proudly His wife Roberta is a stay-at-


window,
, and the


See Cope- Page 12


INI/IdeybIs Gonzalez
e lines of children waiting to receive their Christmas toys at the Hendry County Fair
unds on Saturday, Dec. 23.
r


Family faces



crisis bravely,


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SFWMD adopts army platoons for Christmas


The Okeechobee Service
Center of the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) has been keeping the
local post office extremely busy
these last few weeks. During a
staff meeting in October, several
non-profit organizations were
nominated for the offices' annu-
al holiday gift drive.
Allison Murphy, a Staff Regu-
lation Professional with the Dis-
trict for more than 6 years, head-
ed the recipient search. An
overwhelming majority of the


staff decided to support soldiers
overseas. After research on the
internet, Murphy found a web-
site that clearly lists items our
service men and women are
requesting.
Two platoons were located
with soldiers from Florida. A
Medical Company stationed in
Afghanistan has six men, one
being from Fort Walton Beach
and seven females. The other pla-
toon stationed in Iraq has six
males, one being from
Gainesville.


Through word of mouth, Dis-
trict staff, Audubon of Florida,
local businesses, 4-H groups and
community members have
donated enough items to fill over
40 boxes packed with goodies.
The packages have included den-
tal hygiene products from local
dentist Dr. Wright, telephone call-
ing cards, skin-care products,
snack foods from 4-H clubs and
holiday cards from area school
children in Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. "I was very happy about
the outpouring of support from


the community during the holi-
days," said Benita Whalen, Okee-
chobee Service Center Director.
Generous cash donations
have been made to allow for
additional telephone calling
cards to be purchased as well as
covering any unmet needs or
expenses. Okeechobee's very
own Melissa Ritter donated nine-
teen compact discs of her original
recordings, one for each soldier.
Every female and male soldier
received their own personal-care
box that included essential living


Don't wait t for this


Christmas to be nice


Submitted photo/HRMC
Hospital hires new CFO
Joe Denno has joined the administrative staff of Hendry
Regional Medical Center as the new Chief Financial Officer.
Joe and his wife, Susan, have moved to Florida from New
Hampshire. They have three grown children and five grand-
children'(who reside primarily in New England one son
lives in Denver, Colo.). Joe Denno has many years of health-
care finance experience (30 to be exact). Please welcome
Joe and Susan Denno to Hendry Regional Medical Center.


Area Church News in Brief


First Christian
announces schedule
First Christian Church in Clewis-
ton announces the following
schedule for the month of Decem-
ber: Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Christmas
"Jingle Bells' Hayride; Dec. 17, 1 .
aim Message: "How God Fooled
Satan at Christmas.", 7 p.m. Mes-
sage: "Christ, the perfect stan-
dard."; Dec. 20 6 p.m. Annual
church Christmas banquet; Dec. 24
11 a.m. -Annual church Christmas
program, directed by Mary Faith
Barton, 7 p.m. Christmas Eve
Candlelight carol service; Dec. 27 7
p.m. Hope service 2007; Dec. 31
11 a.m. Message: "Purpose in thy
heart," 7-12 p.m. Watch night serv-
ice. The public is cordially invited to
attend these services.
Friday Night Lights
CLEWISTON Evangel
Church Assembly of God Outreach
Center is open from 7 until 10 p.m.
every Friday to all 7-12 grade stu-
dents in our community. Activities
available include basketball; three
Play Station 2 units, music, and


games. Snack bar with great prizes
is open each night.
Servicio en Espanol
CLEWISTON -First Methodist
Church of Clewiston is starting a
Hispanic Worship Service Sunday
evenings at 7 p.m. Son todos bien-
venidos.Everyone is Welcodm! Call
Rev. Perez at (863) 677-3190 with-
questions.
CREWneeds
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath of
HurricaneWilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend a
hand! For more information, come
by our office at 121 Central Ave.
rear entrance or email CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com or phone (863)
983-2390.


Why do we have to wait till
Christmas to be nice to one
another? Are we just too busy to
help each other out at other
times of the year or is it just not
in our vision? When we are too
busy we don't see the needs. We
are walking in that fog that we
call our lives. Our attention is
focused only on what we see
within that immediate vicinity.
This is when we are having to
race to put out fires that are tak-
ing over our homes and our
schedules. No wonder we can't
see the needs of others; those
raging infernos are about to
devour everything around you.
Several years ago I was just
like you! My whole day consisted
of going from one fire to the next
and sometimes jumping right
out the frying pan into the fire. It
is so hard to get out of this
chaotic mess. We don't know
how to put out all the fires at
once. This is what we think we
have to do. But it is not what
works.
We have been surviving on a
steady flow of adrenalin pump-
ing through our bodies. This
adrenalin has been our drug of
choice. We don't know how to
function unless we are racing to
put out yet another fire. If some-
how we did manage to extin-
guish all the fires at once we
would not know what do to with
ourselves.
This is why I preach taking
BabySteps! BabySteps work!
One little habit will help you to
eliminate a potential fire starter.
As: you build your simple little
habits into a routine; you are
going to be so surprised that
your stress level has decreased
and you don't seem to be in that
tizzy all the time anymore. It
doesn't happen all at once. Our
bodies would rebel if we quit
our adrenalin junkie habit cold
turkey. Establishing one habit at
a time slowly decreases our
dependency on that drug of
choice.
I never dreamed that I could
function without being stressed
out. I took great pride in working
better under pressure. Boy was I
wrong! As I look back now, I can
see that most of what I did was
thrown together and not done
with any planning. You could say
I was flying by the seat of my
pants. I don't have to live this


The '/
Flylady

by Maria V
Cilley


way any longer.
My routines keep me sane. I
am not walking in a fog and I
can see clearly what needs to be
done. I can also see someone
else's needs. It is such a joy to be
able to Play It Forward at a
moment's notice. It brings a
smile to my face and puts a song
of love in my heart for my fellow
man.
At this time of year being nice
is brought to our attention. We
watch the holiday movies on tel-
evision and hear about random
acts of kindness. Last week in
Indiana at a Starbucks drive thru
window, 140 people paid for the
person behind them in line. This
went on for three hours. Just
yesterday my friend, Eric Dodge
told me about a song he was
working on as a gift for the
troops. His lead guitarist, Jim
Sevy wrote a song to lift the spir-
its of our troops and their fami-
lies. Eric recorded it and put it as
a free download on his website,
www.EricDodge.com. The song
is called "I Pledge". All they
wanted to do was brighten the
day of one soldier. Today Eric got
an eniail from a soldier thanking
him for the song. It made his
day.
What have you done today to
brighten someone's day? How
have you used your talents to
bless the world? If you say, "I
don't have time!" Then look at
the fires that you are constantly
fighting. These fires are keeping
you locked in chaos. Simple rou-
tines will open up your schedule
for the good things of life!
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her Web
site and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or
her book, "Sink Reflections,"
published by Bantam and her
new book, Body Clutter. Copy-
right 2006; Maria Cilley; Used by
permission in this publication.


items. Both platoons received an
assortment of holiday cheer
including homemade cookies,
eggnog and movies.
The Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter started shipping prior to
Thanksgiving and will continue
into January. Although the list of
the recipients is small compared
to the number of troops away
from home for the holidays, the
heart-felt generosity of this com-
munity has been an amazing


show of appreciation to our sol-
diers and the work they do.
If these selected platoons are
re-deployed, the Army Chaplain
distributes all the items accord-
ingly. The platoon in Iraq is
scheduled to return to their home
base in August of 2007 and the
Afghanistan platoon is scheduled
to return in July of 2007.
For a list of items and how you
can donate, please go to:
www.troopcarepackage.com.


(Vnt NYOX


Obituaries


Owen "Dean" Mohney
Owen "Dean" Mohney, 61, of
Blue Cypress RV Park, went home
to be with his Lord and Savior on
Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 following a
lengthy illness at Good Samaritan
Hospital in West Palm Beach.
He was born July 16, 1945, in
Kellersburg, Pa. He was a mem-
ber of First United Methodist
Church of Pahokee. He was a very
active volunteer fireman for
Rimersburg Hose Company in


Rimersburg, Pa. and served as
Fire Chief for five years. He moved
to Pahokee in 1979 where he
worked for U.S. Sugar until he
retired in 1998 after 19 years of
service. He was an avid fisherman
and hunter and loved four wheel-
ing with his grandchildren, who
were his reason for living.
He is preceded in death by his
father, Donald H. Mohney; his
mother, Hulda P. Mohney; his
brother, Donald V Mohney and his
sister, Mary L. Adams.


He is survived by his two loving
children, David P. (Maleena)
Mohney of Okeechobee and Amy
L. (Dwayne) Kelly of St. Mary's,
Ga.; six "punkinhead" grandchil-
dren, Holly R. Mohney of San
Antonio, Texas, David 0., Amber
D., Ashli J., Alyssa L. Mohney of
Okeechobee, and Dylan A. Kelly of
St. Mary's, Ga.
He is also survived by his broth-
er, Gary S. (Sue) Mohney of Tem-
pleton, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Sue
Mohney of Hawthorne, Pa. and


five nephews and four nieces.
Visitation was held on Thurs-
day, Dec. 21, with services held on
Friday, Dec. 22, at First United
Methodist Church located at 491 E.
Main Street, Pahokee.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Florida United
Methodist Children's Home at 51
Main Street, Enterprise, FL 32725.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Glades Funeral
Chapel of Belle Glade.


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Caloosahatchee needs

fresh lake water


WEST PALM BEACH The
South Florida Water Management
District SFWMD) will request that
the Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
make an environmental release of
freshwater from Lake Okeechobee
to the Caloosahatchee River and
Estuary amid concerns over saltwa-
ter intrusion and the health of the
Upper Caloosahatchee Estuary.
The proposed low-volume
releases are scheduled to take place
over the next 30 days. This influx of
additional freshwater is expected to
help reduce salinity levels and pro-
tect tape grass in the upper estuary.
Current salinity levels at the Ft.
Myers Yacht Basin have exceeded
the monthly average target of 10
parts per thousand (ppt) estab-
lished by minimum flows and lev-
els guidelines, which were devel-
oped to protect tape grass
upstream of Fort Myers
A minimum flow and level for
the Caloosahatchee River was
adopted by the SFWMD in 2001
identifying the point at which signif-
icant harm to the estuary ecosys-
tem would occur due to increased
salinities. A recovery strategy to
achieve the minimum flow and
* level identifies the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) projects, such as the C-43
reservoir, as the future primary
source of freshwater for the estu-
ary. It is recognized, however, that
prior to implementation of these
CERP projects the minimum flow
and level would be violated on a
periodic basis during dry periods. In
the short term, the SFWMD will on
a monthly basis consider the need
for providing freshwater from Lake
Okeechobee while balancing the
S needs of all of the various water
users and natural systems that
depend on the lake for water.
Tape grass is submerged aquat-
ic vegetation that provides food and
habitat for numerous organisms
including finfish, crabs and shell-
fish. Acting in the same capacity as
downstream seagrass in its func-
tion and importance, tape grass
also can provide numerous water
quality and water clarity benefits
because it absorbs nutrients and
reduces suspended solids in the
water, particularly near shore.
Water managers routinely monitor
tape grass because it is a key indica-
tor of water quality and the overall
health of the upper estuary.
i "The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is sensitive to
water supply issues as well as to the
biological requirements of the local
plant life, and, we believe these
releases are.the best option to pro-


tect the tape grass upstream, where
we find the most coverage," said
Alice J. Carlson, member of the
SFWMD governing board. "When
water is available, the District
makes releases from Lake Okee-
chobee to meet the demands of the
environment. Given the current
water shortage in the Lake Okee-
chobee Service Area, this is no easy
decision; however, we believe the
proposed plan appropriately bal-
ances both our water supply needs
and the needs of the estuary."
The SFWMD will conduct
enhanced sampling and monitor-
ing along the Caloosahatchee River
and Estuary to track salinity and
water quality improvements associ-
ated with these releases over the
next month.
The release schedule would be
modified according to new data as
it is received. The Lake releases
would be reduced or ceased if
basin rainfall runoff occurs and
exceeds recommended lake releas-
es. At the end of the 30 days, District
water managers and the District
governing board will evaluate the
monitoring information and the
prevailing water availability condi-
tions to determine the need for any
further action.
As of December 11,2006, the 30
day moving average salinity along
the Caloosahatchee River at the Fort
Myers Yacht Basin was 15 ppt. Tape
grass stops growing and begins to
decline when salinity persists above
10 ppt.
No significant discharge from
the Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79)
structure has taken place since Oct
4, 2006, and the current release
plan accounts for anticipated rain
events that may influence salinity
levels and water quality over the
next 30 days. The proposed releas-
es from the Lake would be in such
low volumes that water managers
project no significant water quality
change at the mouth of the
Caloosahatchee Estuary (Shell
Point), rather only within the mid to
upper estuary. However, the District
can not predict water quality
changes due to increased S-79
inflows related to possible rainfall
runoff during the next month..
An additional benefit anticipated
from these releases is lower chlo-
ride levels near intakes for the Lee
County Water Treatment Plant,
located just upstream of the S-79
structure. Water managers antici-
pate the releases will reduce chlo-
rides or at minimum keep them
from climbing to an undesirable
range.


FPL selects corridor


for power lines


JUNO BEACH Florida
Power & Light Company (FPL)
announced it has chosen a pre-
ferred corridor for new trans-
mission lines to carry electricity
generated by the proposed FPL
Glades Power Park (FGPP), an
advanced technology coal
power plant. FGPP is needed to
meet the growing demand for
electricity by FPL customers
throughout Florida.
"Consideration of local
interests was an integral part of
the evaluation process. After
careful evaluation that included
community input, we have
selected a path that appropri-
ately balances land use, envi-
ronmental, engineering and
economic concerns," said
Grover Whidden, area external
affairs manager for FPL.
FPL will build the transmis-
sion lines to connect the FGPP
to the proposed Hendry Sub-
station in northern Hendry
County, and from there to the
electrical grid in southern
Hendry County. The preferred
corridor generally takes the fol-
lowing path from the site of the
FPL Glades Power Park
(approximately 5 miles north-
west of Moore Haven):
Exits the FGPP site just
west of center along the south-
ern boundary
Due south at a width of
0.5 mile for approximately two
and a half miles to US Highway
27;
West at a width of 0.25
mile,along US Highway 27 for
less than a mile to SR 78;
Southwest along SR 78 at
a width of 0.25 mile for approx-
imately two miles south of US
Highway 27;
South at a general width
of 0.5 mile along existing
canals, property lines, and an
existing power line for approxi-
mately two miles and expand-
ing to 4,500 feet wide when
crossing and on the south side
of the Caloosahatchee River;
East at a width of 4,000
feet paralleling SR 80 and
southeast at a width of 0.5 mile
south of Lake Hicpochee for
approximately six miles to a
point two miles west of US
Highway 27;
South at a width of 0.5


mile along property lines for
approximately five miles expand-
ing to a width of one mile just
north of the existing FPL 230 kilo-
volt (kV) and 138 kV right-of-way
(ROW);
East for approximately three
miles at a width of 5,000 feet
straddling this existing FPL ROW
and reducing to 1,500 feet wide
for six and a half miles to include
the FPL ROW and land to the
north (at some point along this
segment the Hendry Substation
will be located);
South at a width of one mile
along a cross country alignment
centered on section lines;
South at width of 0.5 mile
along the east side of CR 835 for
approximately ten miles;
South at a width of one mile
wide centered on CR 835 for
approximately two miles;
South at a width of 0.5 mile
along the east side of CR835 con-
tinuing straight onto the existing
FPL 500 kV line ROW
A color version of this map is
available on our web site at
www.FPL.com/gladespower.
In determining the preferred
corridor for the 500 kV transmis-
sion lines, FPL studied objective
data collected during several
months and from meetings with
local government and state agen-
cies, as well as community-pro-
vided information that included:
Responses to phone surveys
of approximately 600 residents in
Glades and Hendry counties.
Open house events, in
Moore Haven, Clewiston, and
LaBelle, attended by more than
200 community members where
comment cards were collected
from attendees.
E-mail and telephone com-
munications
Meetings with property own-
ers
Feedback from community
presentations
As a result, the preferred corri-
dor was chosen because:
It is collocated, in part, with
existing transmission lines.
It has relatively few homes
adjacent to the new lines.
It avoids schools and school
sites.
It crosses the Caloosahatch-
ee River:at an existing electric util-


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Submitted photo
The preferred corridor for the new transmission lines general-
ly takes the following path from the site of the FPL Glades
Power Park (approximately 5 miles northwest of Moore Haven)


ity crossing.
It avoids large area of envi-
ronmentally sensitive lands.
The line can be built along
this route for a reasonable cost.
As part of the application for
the FPL Glades Power Park, FPL
has applied to the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
through the Power Plant Siting Act
for certification of a corridor of
variable width generally following
the path identified. The corridor
will be wider than the final ROW
to provide for flexibility for FPL to
.work with the property owners
along the route. Before it can be
built the line must be approved by
Florida's Governor and Cabinet as
part of the overall FPL Glades
Power Park project. The plant will
be an advanced technology coal
power plant with a capacity to
generate 1,960 megawatts of elec-
tricity. That's enough power to
serve 650,000 Florida homes.
Those interested in following
the project or contacting FPL can
do so by:
Visiting
www.FPL.com/gladespower


Calling 1-888-256-2206
Sending an e-mail to
FPL_Gladespowerpark@FPL.com




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Public meeting set for new

Herbert Hoover dike plan


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE), Jacksonville District, has
opened a public comment period
concerning major rehabilitation of
the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD),
specifically the modified design of
Reaches 2 and 3 including toe ditch
repair workwithin these reaches.
A Notice of Intent to prepare a
Supplement Environmental Impact
Statement (SEIS) for Reaches 2 and
3 to the 1999 Draft Environmental
Impact Statement was published in
the Federal Register Aug. 9, 2006.
The COE received public com-
ments Aug. 10 through Sept. 9,
2006. A new 45-day comment peri-
od ends Feb. 5,2007.
The purpose of the document is
to assess the environmental
impacts for the toe ditch fills and the
new design for the rehabilitation of
Reach 2 and 3. This has potential
impact for residents in Hendry,
Glades and Palm Beach counties.
To review the document, go to
http://planning.saj.usace.army.m
il/envdocs/envdocsb.htm. To
submit comments, mail to: U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Attn:
Nancy Allen, Planning Division,
701 San Marco Blvd., Jack-
sonville, Florida 32207 or submit


by e-mail to: HHDEISCom-
ments@usace.army.mil.
The COE will host an open
house and public meeting at the
John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston
Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting portion begins at 7
p.m. The Auditorium is located at
1200 WC Owen Avenue. The COE
will present information on the
proposed dike rehabilitation, and
the draft SEIS.
The Jacksonville District
announced a new design approach
for the dike rehabilitation in Octo-
ber. The COE is currently working to
expedite the redesign and resume
construction on the first of eight
reaches in the rehabilitation project.
Construction initially started in
December 2005, but was placed on
temporary hold until new design
elements could be incorporated.
The COE welcomes the public's
views, comments and information
about environmental and impor-
tant issues regarding the HHD reha-
bilitation project.
For further information, please
call the Jacksonville District Corpo-
rate Communication Office at 904-
232-1953 or visit the District web
site atwww.saj.usace.army.mil.


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A new year; more of the same

or a real reason to hope?


By Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
New things always bring
hope. A new addition to the fam-
ily is a story of hope for the
future and see- ,
ing dreams of ,
older genera-
tions fulfilled. .
The beginning y
of a new ,
career carries
with it the ---;
hope of suc-
cess and satis-
faction. Corn- SamuelS.
mencements Thomas
bring celebra-
tions because they signal the
beginning of a new, more
mature part of life with all of the
opportunities the past hard work
will bring. The Christmas story is
a story of a birth, a literal new
beginning of a life, and all of the
hope that the Lord brought that
was to be fulfilled. With New
Year's Day, we mark the end of
"the holidays" and school vaca-
tion, back to work and the start
of another year. This is the start
of something new, and I couldn't
help but wonder what we
should be hoping for as we cele-
brate once more and then go
back to another year. Will the
"new year" really be a new year
or will it become one more rou-
tine year if we are lucky or, Heav-
en forbid, will things get worse
instead of better? The predic-
tions on the horizon do not
make me boundlessly opti-
mistic. We are hearing of greatly
increased costs for a war: both
in terms of troops (i.e. service-
men and servicewomen) and
budget expenses (I have a hard
time grasping just how much
$100 billion is in actuality or
any idea where it might come
from or be taken from or be
additionally raised). We hear of
more and more nations joining
the "nuclear club" and being less
and influenced by a more peace-
ful and harmony-seeking world
community. Global warming
and all of its consequences
seems to be accelerating and
does not paint a pretty picture of
life in the future. The world
economy also has shifted; jobs
are more and more "on the
line." Looking around, at first


glance things do not seem to
bode well for the New Year. As I
thought about prospects and
what seemed in the offing, I
recalled a passage from the
close of another era; "Behold, I
make all things new (Revelation
5:21)." The words come from
the last book of the Bible and at
the end of what some have iden-
tified as "the Biblical age." The
close of one age was happening;
a new age was dawning and
there would be another newer
and different world. It wouldn't
be like the past one, that was for
sure, but there would be the
cause for hope that goes with
new-ness after all.
As I reflected on some of my
own "new years" that have gone
by, I thought about how we have
overcome wars and economic
downturns, diseases that kept us
from going to public places
when I was young, cures that
were unheard of, abuses that
were not talked about then and
are not tolerated today, commu-
nications and travel, safety stan-
dards and all sorts of things that
were hopes people held in the
past now fulfilled. Little by little,
the "new year" was born and a
new day dawned. Our responses
to many of the ills, sins, and
human flaws have been new. It
has been made new by discover-
ies; by people speaking out, by
our being sensitized to the harm
we do to others, ourselves and
our world; our innovations and
revelations; and a quickened
understanding of what God asks
of us.
With each new response has
come hope; and "behold, I make
all things new."
I have hope for 2007; not a
rose-colored-glasses, naive opti-
mism; but hope built in the faith
that the God of all things makes
possible. I believe that the Lord
who has led us this far will not
let us down; that things will turn
around as we work for, realize,
pray for, seek God's will for us in
the year to be. Someone has
defined "hope" as "faith in the
future tense." This is one of
God's gifts to us; a New Year
filled with hope as much as our
present time is filled with faith.
We do our part, God does His
part surely, and then, we have
reason to say, "Happy New
Year."


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Letters to the Editor


Way to go, Clewiston!
This is not your typical letter to
the editor and should be consid-
ered more of an open letter to the
city of Clewiston and its residents.
I think that as a city we should all
be very proud of the things that
have been accomplished as a
community this year and those
responsible should get the recog-
nition deserved. The city has con-
tinued to make progress in its
recovery from the storms of 2004
and 2005. Thankfully we were
unharmed this hurricane season
and we were able to speed up the
repairs left lingering from the last
two years. Signs are back in front
of businesses, roofs have shingles
again instead of blue tarps, and
the trees all have leaves on the
branches instead of on the
ground at their base. The expan-
sion of Clewiston continues to
happen all around us and we wel-
come new neighbors every day.
We have restaurants on the way,
more hotel space, drug stores,
day care centers, and several new
town home and development
projects are going to ensure that
we have places for everyone to
live and stores to shop for our
needs.
The city of Clewiston and its
Commissioners have moved for-
ward with the commerce park
that will allow for the creation of
hundreds of jobs over the next


several years with the arrival of
the City Mattress manufacturing
plant. If, as expected, the City Mat-
tress plant spurs additional com-
panies to relocate their operations
to our town our economic base
will expand as our unemploy-
ment rates continue to drop. The
time and effort that has gone into
this commerce park can't even be
measured on a time card and city
manager Wendell Johnson, his
staff, the city commission and
Mayor Chamness all deserve a pat
on the back for securing this
opportunity for our city.
On a recreational level we
have seen the re-opening of the
Clewiston Museum in a beautiful
building shared by the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce. The
Clewiston High School football
team played for the state champi-
onship in front of a crowd that
was in excess of 3,000 people, a
statistic made all the more
impressive when you consider
the Clewiston city population is
less than 7,000 meaning nearly
half the town was there to cheer
on our guys.
The Sugar Festival reached
record attendance levels this past
year and the committee antici-
pates the trend continuing. In
addition to the usual fair and festi-
val schedule, the city of Clewiston
added three new festivals in 2006:
The 4th of July Party, The Hal-


loween Festival, and Winter Won-
derland. Thanks to the city of
Clewiston, Active Citizens for Chil-
dren, and countless sponsors,
vendors, and support staff -all
three events were amazing suc-
cesses stories. All three events are
on the schedule for next year and
the city is always looking for addi-
tional opportunities to create a
feeling of closeness among its res-
idents. These activities promise to
continue to change the reputation
of Clewiston as a place with
"nothing to do but fish" to a place
where each month the communi-
ty can get together, be involved,
and excited about our town.
None of that could be accom-
plished without everyone that I
already mentioned but most
importantly, without the support
of you- the residents of Clewiston.
Anyone can throw a party, but if
nobody came it wouldn't be a
party at all. Be proud of your-
selves Clewiston, and as good as
2006 was for all of us I have no
doubt 2007 will be even better!
Sean Moore
Executive Director
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce
Problems with
exotic animals
After reading the headlines,
it's surprising that anyone contin-


ues to buy, sell, or keep exotic
and dangerous animals as
"pets." People all over the coun-
try have been seriously injured-
some fatally-by their pet vipers,
pythons, and alligators. Just last
week, an Ohio man made the
news when he was strangled to
death by his 14-foot-long boa
constrictor.
These animals are often
bought on a whim and are as
quickly disposed of when their
specialized needs become bur-
densome. Snakes, iguanas and
other animals who have become
"inconvenient" are tossed out
like trash; many languish in fear,
hunger and thirst before dying or
being killed. Others wreak havoc
on local ecosystems: Officials say
that Burmese pythons, released
in Florida's Everglades by owners
who no longer wanted them, are
putting native animals at risk.
Please, for your sake and
theirs, don't succumb to the
temptation of purchasing exotic
animals. Our nation's animal
shelters are filled to the brim with
millions of dogs and cats who
are dying for a good home.
Jennifer O'Connor
Captive Exotic Animal Cam-
paign Writer
People for the Ethical Treat-
ment of Animals
501 Front St
Norfolk, VA 23510


Community News in Brief


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housing advice
Free finance and housing assis-
tance information is available to
assist the citizens of the community
in getting practical and helpful
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Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for a
child? Only 60 percent of Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
County children taken from their
homes due to allegations of abuse
or neglect have a volunteer
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to pro-
tect their interests. A GAL volun-


teer has the opportunity to be a
champion for an abused, neglect-
ed or abandoned child in court
and within the community, strong-
ly supported by program staff. For
information, to apply, or to ask
how your business or organization
can help, call Jackie at (239) 533-
1425 or (866) 341-1GAL.
The next Guardian Ad Litem
training class starts in Fort Myers
on Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18). In
addition to 28 hours of class-
room instruction, volunteers
must put in two hours of court-
room observation.

Volunteer position
available
A volunteer position available as
a Court appointed Juvenile Arbitra-
tor for the Twentieth Circuit in
LaBelle. The court is responsible
for imposing sanctions on first time
juvenile offenders. If interested,
please call (239) 458-7088.
Diabetes education
classes offered
Free Diabetes Education classes
are being offered at Hendry Region-
al Medical Center. Call Toni at (863)
983-1123 for more information.

Stop the violence
services
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's


Submitted photo/Craig Bartoshuk
Santa visit
Santa visited Oakbrook of LaBelle Nursing Home on Fri-
day, Dec. 22. He passed out gifts that were donated by
Perkins Restaurant Giving Tree. Residents of Oakbrook
enjoyed all the gifts they received. Santa's helpers, Bobbi
Jo Clark and elf, Mary Bartoshuk assisted Santa (Bill
Todd) in his gift giving.



Weather

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 76. Winds will be from
the north at 5 mph becoming east.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East winds
will be around 6 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 82. East winds will be
between 9 and 11 mph with a 20 percent chance of showers.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East winds will be
between 8 and 10 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 82. A 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms is possible with south winds between
10 and 13 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with 30 percent chance of showers
and a low around 64.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of scattered
showers and thunderstorms and a high near 78.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of showers
and lows around 57.
Monday, NewYear's Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.


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
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. 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 Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811, 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. to speak with an
advocate.

CREW seeks donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails and drywall, to assist
residents with repairs and contin-
ued clean up efforts in the after-
math of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For more information, come by our
office at 121 Central Avenue rear
entrance or email CREWheadquar-
ters@aol.com or phone (863) 983-
2390.
New times set for
AAmeetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meetings
are now held at Community Pres-
byterian Church, 417 Royal Palm
Avenue, on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.
as well as Fridays and Saturdays
from 7-8 p.m. Meetings also take
place on Thursdays at the Palm Ter-
race Nursing Home, 301 S. Gloria
Street, from 4-5 p.m. Meetings also
take place on Mondays and Thurs-
days at 7 p.m. at Clewiston Gospel
Ministries Church, 5 miles south on
Flaghole Road.
Homestead exemption
information
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry Coun-
ty property appraiser, announces
that property owners who have
established a new permanent resi-


dence in Hendry County, or have
changed ownership in any manner
must make a new application and
qualify for the $25,000 Homestead
exemption. If you have established
residency before Jan. 1, you can
come in and apply. Should you
have any questions, or need addi-
tional information, please feel free
to call the Clewiston office at (863)
983-3178. Clewiston office hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Fri-
day. The temporary office is located
at 100 E. El Paso on the corner of El
Paso and Central.

Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of noon until 2:30 p.m. You
can contact Tera or Linda at the
Center for Independent Living.at
(941) 766-8333 in Charlotte County
to find out the days that they will be
available in those areas.

Ladies Auxiliary host
Wednesday dinners
The VFW Post 4185 Ladies Aux-
iliary serves dinner every Wednes-
day. Dinners are served from 6 until
8 p.m. The cost is $6 and the public
is invited to eat in or take out. A dif-
ferent meal is served each Wednes-
day. Please call (863) 983-9748 to
order or to find out the menu for
the month.

Bingo night
change announced
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853
is proud to announce that they
will be playing bingo on Thurs-
day nights as opposed to Mon-
day nights. All are welcome to
come and play; cash prizes
awarded. Proceeds also go to
helping local students obtain
scholarship opportunities. Early
birds start at 6:30 p.m. with regu-
lar games starting at 7:30 p.m.
Help us to help others because
"Elks care-Elks share."


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convictions, unless otherwise'
stated. Anyone who is listed
here and who is later found not
guilty, or has the charges
against them dropped, is wel-
come to inform the newspaper.
We will confirm the information
and print it.

Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
Temeko Evans, 28, of West
A Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 18, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with fail-
ure to appear for final violation
of probation hearing grand
theft. He was also charged with
driving while license suspended.
He is being held without bond.
Janicka C. Thomas, 27, of
Northwest 15th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 18,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with aggravated battery
using a deadly weapon; aggra-
vated stalking following,
harassing, cyberstalking after
injunction. He was released into
a supervised release program.
Onel Joseph, 40, of South-
%west C Place Avenue, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 19,
by PBSO and charged with rob-
bery with a weapon. He was
released on a surety bond and
supervised release.
Michael Eugene Slaughter,
31, of Southwest Third Street,
Belle Glade, was arrested on
Dec. 19, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with selling
cocaine within 1,000 ft of a
place of worship or business;
possession of cocaine with
intent to sell.
Latoya N. Federick, 21, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec 19,


Crime

Stoppers
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is
seeking assis-
lance from the
public in local-
ing the follow-'
ing wanted fugi-
tivg -
.Pi age4 19, isa
black male with
black .hair and Albert Lee
brown eyes. He Polk
il5 feet II inch-
es and weighs. approximate l 145
pounds. He has a scar on his left
arm. He has previously worked in
security and his last. known address
is Levee Road in South Bay.-
He is wanted on violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine.
Anyone with information on the.
whereabou ts of this "wanted fugi-
tive" is asked to call the Crime Stop-
pers at 1-(800)-458-TIPS (8477) or
online at: www.crimestoppersp-
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by PBSO and charged with
counterfeiting of public record;
fraud swindle obtain proper-
ty under $20,000, larceny theft is
$300 or more but less than
$5,000. She was released into a
supervised release program.
Erskine M. Sargeant, 62, of
Southwest Second Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 20,
by PBSO and charged with traf-
fic offense; DUI alcohol or drugs
first offense; felony driving
under the influence (enhanced).
fourth or subsequent offense;
driving while license perrna-
nently revoked. He was released
on his own recognizance
Walter Machado, 57, of
South Main Street, Belle Glade,
w\as arrested on Dec. 20, by
Department of transportation
and charged with fraud pos-
session and display of blank,
forged or stolen driver's license
or ID and operating a motor
vehicle without a valid driver's
License. No bond %.'as set.
Patricia Ann Slappy, 49, of
Southwest Avenue F, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 20,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
her with selling cocaine within
1,000 feet of a place of worship
or business. No bond was set
Markevious Chandler, 16,
of Belle Glade, was arrested on
Dec. 20, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with armed rob-
bery of a structure or con-
veyance; smash and grab grand
theft and grand theft of a vehi-
cle. No bond was set.
Froncir A. Moise, 23, of
Glades Glenn Drive, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Dec. 20, by
PBSO on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation
- burglary of a structure or con-
veyance. No bond was set.
Tara Ann Gordon, South-
east Fourth Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested by PBSO on a war-


rant charging her with selling
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
place of worship or business.
No bond was set.
Willie J. Hamilton, 22, of
Northwest 11th Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 21,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. He is
being held without bond.
o Anthony Burden, 26, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 22,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with burglary with assault
or battery; aggravated battery
using a deadly weapon and
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill.
He is being held on no bond.
Caeser Lloyd Sims, 58, of
Southwest Avenue C Place,
Belle Glade, was arrested on
Dec. 23, by PBSO and charged
with domestic battery. He was
released into a supervised
release program.
James Kenneth Simms, 29,
of Southwest Avenue D, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 23,
by PBSO and charged with
aggravated battery using a dead-
ly weapon. No bond was set.
Tekisha F. Gary, 27, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 23,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
her with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon without intent
to kill and battery. She was later
released on a surety bond.
Alonso L. Hernandez, 31, of
Duda Road, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 25, by PBSO
and charged with domestic bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Ramiro Castillo, 29, of Isla
Avenue, Belle Glade, was arrest-
ed on Dec. 26, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with fail-
ure to appear for felony offense;
failure to appear for arraign-


ment possession of cocaine.

Pahokee
*Jeremy Emmanuel Jackson,
24, of Cypress Avenue, Pahokee,
was arrested on Dec. 19, by
PBSO and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams
and producing or manufactur-
ing marijuana within 1,000 feet
of a place of worship or busi-
ness. No bond was set..
Tamiesha J. Little, 31, of
Homeplace, Pahokee, was
arrested on Dec. 23, by PBSO on
a warrant charging her with
aggravated battery using a dead-
ly weapon and domestic battery
causing bodily harm. She was
released into a supervised
release program.

South Bay
Diaka D. Daniels, 32,. of
Southwest Sixth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 19, by
PBSO and charged with forgery
of or altering public records -
fraud swindle to obtain prop-
erly under $20,000; larceny theft
of more than $300 less than
$5,000.
Johnny Lee Laster, 26, of
Seventh Avenue, South Bay, was
arrested on Dec. 20, by West
Palm Beach Police Department
and charged with possession of
cocaine and possession of mari-
juana not more than 20 grams.
No bond was set.
Jennifer G. Watkins, 22, of
Southwest Ninth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 21, by
PBSO and charged with burgla-
ry of a dwelling unarmed and
larceny theft. No bond was set.
James Walls, 35, of South-
west 12th Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on Dec. 23, by
PBSO and charged with burgla-
ry of an occupied dwelling -
unarmed. No bond was set.


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This patriotic poster is dedicated to Ms. Chilous' nephew, Staff Sgt. Atkinson Walker
who is in Iraq. He is with the 260th CSP of the U.S. Army. Her great nephew, petty offi-
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the U.S. Navy.


Police search for storage robbery suspects


CLEWISTON On Dec. 15,
officers with the Clewiston Police
-Department responded to the 600
Block of East Alveredez U-Lock it
storage relerence armed robbery
at approximately 10:18 p.m.
According to the victims, two
males' surprised them coming
from an adjacent alleyway with


guns drawn. The victims stated
that they demanded money and
jewelry. -
The suspects were able to
obtain some personnel items from
the victims and left from the alley
way towards Obsipo Avenue.
A thin black male approxi-
mately 6 feet tall with short


dreads, wearing a red shirt and a
thin black male approximately 5
feet 3 inches to 5 feet 4 inches
wearing a light colored sweat-
shirt with a hood attached to it
were described by victims.
Suspects were possibly seen
leaving the area in a smaller two-
door vehicle, unknown make or


model.
One subject may have been
seen in the area a week prior to the
robbery.
Anyone with information is
asked to please contact the
Clewiston Police Department or
Det. Van D'Huynslager at (863)
983-1474.


S.R. 15/U.S.441 in Pahokee opened to motorists


PALM BEACH -. The Florida
Department of Transportation
(.FDOT) announced that S.R. 15'US
441, just north of Hooker Highway
to .State Market Road was
reopened to motorists at noon on
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TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush announced that Florida
has officially submitted its final
documentation to Guinness
World RecordsT' in its attempt to
break the record for the "Most
People Reading Aloud Simultane-
ously in Multiple Locations." The
event, Breaking a World Record:
Reading Aloud!, overseen by the
Just Read, Florida! Office, aimed
to bolster reading among middle
school students. The record
attempt aired via a live public
broadcast and Webcast from Dis-
ney-MGM Studios when at 11:25
a.m. on September 28, Governor
Bush led students statewide in
reading an excerpt from the book
"Peter and the Starcatchers" writ-
ten by Dave Barry and Ridley Pear-
son. More than 300,000 middle
school students from across the
state registered to participate.
"Our goal in Florida is to
ensure that all students are able to
read at or above grade level by the
year 2012," said Governor Bush.
"Our middle school students are
showing improvement in reading
S with 57 percent reading success-
fully last year. No mater what the
results are from Guinness, Flori-
da's middle school students are
already succeeding in one of life's
most valuable skills reading."
According to Guinness World
Records", the current record is
155,528 students from 737 schools
throughout the United Kingdom


who read William Wordsworth's
poem "Daffodils," on March 19,
2004. Since the record attempt in
September, the Just Read, Florida!
office has worked with school dis-
tricts statewide to ensure all the
proper documentation and certifi-
cation were in place to validate the
event under the rigorous require-
ments of Guinness World
RecordsT". Within the coming
months, the state will receive con-
firmation as to whether or not the
attempt was successful.
"Over the past three years,
Florida's students have received
national attention for reading
improvement," said Commission-
er Winn. "Today marks our entry
into the international stage of
reading performance."
Florida's middle school stu-
dents have made significant
improvements in reading. This
year, 223,000 more students are
reading on grade level or above
grade level compared to 2001, and
improvements in middle school
reading tripled that of any previous
single year gain. Additionally, there
has been a renewed focus on
reading at the middle school level
and great participation in the
Department of Education's Shoot
for the Stars: A Record-Breaking
Year for Middle Schools initiative.
To view the Webcast of the
event visit www.JustReadFlorida.
com.


Toys 4 Kids fishing a great success


Florida challenges


Guiness record


The Bass Buster anglers have
been drawn to this event every year
and graciously supported it with
their donations of toys.
The event was originally organ-
ized by Chris Fickey in 1990 as a
way for anglers of the Bass Busters
Team Tournament Trail to give
something special back to the
community that supports their
tournaments all year long.
The results of this year's tourna-
ment are: first place went to the


team of Pat and Bonnie Kelly of
Royal Palm Beach with a total
weight of 15.16 pounds; Second
place went to the team of Sander
Entus and Cindy Charfetz of Laud-
erdale with a total weight of 14.07
pounds and biggest bass on the
day weighing in at 6.60; Third place
went to the team of Larry Hostetler
and Jerry Ware of Clewiston with a
total weight of 12.53 pounds.
The winning catch was caught
on rattle traps lakeside, just South


of Clewiston.
"I thank Roland and Maryann
Martin's Marina and staff for their
ever enduring support of the tour-
nament," Mr. Fickey said
"Thanks again for making this
an awesome event and hopefully
making it a little more special for
some children during this special
time of the year, Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays, God Bless, Be
Safe and we look forward to next
year," he added.


Day school hosts Clewiston Christian students


Afchkee Day School recently
hosted the students of Clewiston
Christian School for an educa-
tional day centered around the
cultural history of the Florida
Seminole Indians. The first stop
for the guests was the Ah-Tah-Thi
Ki Museum where the students
watched a short movie that intro-
duced them to the Native Semi-
nole American culture. The stu-
dents were then guided through
several exhibits that artfully
depicted the dress, hunting tech-
niques, and customs of the early
inhabitants. Their guide also
taught them some words in the
native Muskogee language.
The next stop for the students


was the Afchkee Day School cam-
pus. The day was centered in the
school's cultural area located out-
side on the campus. Several
native-built chickees invited the
students to explore the different
customs of the Seminole Tribe
that make up their history.
Within each chickee, a local
Native American host demon-
strated wood-carving, basket-
weaving or beading. A favorite
for the adults along on the tour
was the cook chickee where sev-
eral Native Indian ladies demon-
strated the techniques for mak-
ing famous fry bread over an
open fire.
The highlight of the day for


others was learning and playing
with Stick Ball, a traditional game
that has been played by the Native
Americans for many generations.
The game is played with hand-
made rackets and a ball and is
centered around the tall single
trunk of a pine tree. At the end of
the day, the only question that
one small Christian school stu-
dent had for his host was, "Where
can I buy a tall pole like that?"
Afchkee Day School has just
recently made a committed effort
to educate their own native chil-
dren, as well as others, about
their own history and culture. The
program has already seen very
positive advances through the


School News in Brief


SAC meeting
scheduled
Clewiston Middle School will
hold a meeting of the School Advi-
sory Council on Monday, Jan. 8,
2007 in the Conference Room in
the Administration Building. All
, those interested are invited and
encouraged to attend. This com-
mittee meets monthly and is
involved in School Improvement.
Please call (863) 983-1530 for
more information.
La prBxima reunion del Conse-
jo Escolar sera el Lunes 8 de enero
alas 5:15pmen elSal6n de Confer-
encias del Edificio de la Direccion.
Todos interesados son bienvenidos
para asistir.
SFree Tutoring
available
If your child attends Eastside
Elementary, Westside Elementary,.
Central Elementary or Clewiston
Middle School, he or she may be
eligible for free after-school tutor-
ing. Information was sent home
with your child on Monday, Oct. 30.
For more information, call (863)
674-4108 for more information.
Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young person
pursuing a college degree with the
goal of working in Florida's fruit
and vegetable industry, please let
that student know about the Syn-
genta Crop Protection Scholarship.
S The $1,000 scholarship will be
awarded at FFVA's 63rd Annual
Convention. To learn how to apply,
contact Martha Tucker at (321) 214-
5200 or via email at martha.tuck-
er@ffva.com.
Literacy program
The Clewiston Library, in con-
junction with the Harlem Library,
has completed training volunteers
to serve as tutors to local adults
who need assistance in reading and
writing literacy. Trainers from Palm
Beach County presented two inten-
sive training workshops in order to
certify these volunteers. These serv-
ices are offered to adults 18 and
over who recognize the need to
read and write with more proficien-
cy. The sessions are free to partici-
pants and the hours are flexible,


scheduled around the needs of the
individuals who sign up for the pro-
gram. Each person will be assessed
by the program director and paired
with a certified tutor. In an effort to
meet the needs of the community,
the sessions will take place at the
Clewiston Library, as well as in
Harlem. For additional information,

please drop by the Clewiston
Library or the Harlem Library for an
application. You may also contact
the Program Director, Sue Vaughn,
at the Clewiston Library, (863) 983-
1493 or at home at (863) 983-1365.
The paperwork is also available
from Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston
Library Director (863) 983-1947 or
Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.
Youth training program
accepting applications
TechBride Youth training servic-
es a program that is dedicated to
enhancing the employability and
work readiness skills of out of
school youth between the ages of
16 and 21, living in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to start on the
road to success. In association with
the Clewiston Adult School and the
Clewiston Career and Development
Services Center, we offer students
the opportunity to obtain their GED
as well as conduct job searches and
assistance with continuance of their
educational goals. For more infor-
mation contact Patrick Coleman at
(863) 983-1300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m., Monday-Friday.
H.E.R.E. meetings
planned
The Clewiston Home School
Group, H.E.R.E., holds their regular
meetings every first Thursday of
each month at the Youth Center
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring
a sack lunch, something interesting
to share, and join us if you home
school or are thinking of home
schooling. The parent-only home
school meetings are the third Mon-
day of each month at various
homes. We discuss education
issues, programs and upcoming
events. Please call (863) 983-8710
or (863) 983-6161 for more infor-
mation. We would love to have you
join us.


submitted pnoto
Students at Clewiston Christian School enjoyed a cultural history day, centered around the
Florida Seminole Indians.


Hendry Glades Audubon


Society sets calendar


STA5 Birding
Tours 2007
Jan. 13, Jan. 27 (Highlands
Audubon), Feb. 3 (Lake Region
Audubon and John J. Lopinot's
Photography Class), Feb. 17 (SW
FL Audubon and Peace River
Audubon), March 10, Apr. 14, Apr.
28, May 12
Big 0 Birding Festival
March 31: STA5 Birding and Bus
Tour 2:00-5:00 p.m.
To register for the March 31 tour,
contact the Big 0 Birding Festival
registrar at http://www.bigobird-
ingfestival.com/
Hendiy-Glades Audubon Meet-
ings for Guests, Students, and
Members:
7 p.m. second Monday of the
month from September thru May
LaBelle: (Dallas Townsend Build-
ing) December, February, March
and May (LaBelle) LaBelle City Hall
Commission Chambers January or
Clewiston (Army CORP of Engi-
neers,Clewiston Headquarters)
Directions: Dallas Townsend
Building 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle,
Florida
December 11 (LaBelle: Dallas
Townsend) Speaker: Nancy Dale,
Ph.D, "Where the Swallow-Tailed
Kite Soars" History of Glades County
January 8 (LaBelle: LaBelle City
Commission Chambers): Reed
Bowman, Ph.D. Archbold Biologi-
cal Station "The Ecology and Con-
servation of Scrub and the Florida
Scrub-Jay"
Feburary 12 (LaBelle:Dallas


Townsend) Taldi Walter, Alaska
Field Coordinator National
Audubon Society "Birds and Vistas
of Wild Alaska"
March 12 (LaBelle:Dallas
Townsend) Mark Renz "Florida
Through Native Eyes"
April 9 (Clewiston) Meet at US
Army Corps of Engineers Clewis-
ton Office Speaker: Bob Monta-
naro "Ospreys of Pelican Island
National Preserve
Directions: 525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, Florida It you are travel-
ing East on HWY 27... Travel all the
way through Clewiston, if you hit
Sonny's BBQ you've gone to far...
Traveling East you will see Kelly
Tractor on the northside of the
HWY Shortly after Kelly Tractor you
will cross a bridge over the Industri-
al Canal Take your next left which
will be between Jolly Roger Marina
and Ridgelawn Cemetery After the
Marina property take a left through
the chain link gate and the meeting
room will be directly in front of you.
May 14 (LaBelle: Dallas
Townsend) Dr. Jerry Jackson
HENDRY GLADES AUDUBON
SOCIETY
380 Riverview Drive, LaBelle, FL
33935 phone: 863-674-0695n
(FGCU) "Ivory-billed Woodpecker:
Florida connections to the
"HENDRY GLADES AUDUBON
SOCIETY, 380 Riverview Drive,
LaBelle, FL 33935, phone: 863-674-
0695 Lord God Bird."
Contact the Hendry Glades
Audubon Society at http://www.
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efforts of Jeanette Cypress, the
head of the program. She has
taken the approach that an active
hands-on education about their
past seems to be a better teacher
and catch the attention of the
younger generation. The school
children even participate in plant-
ing, growing, harvesting, cooking
and then eating their own crops in
a garden located at the school.

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Tournament Trail hosted its 16th
Annual Toys 4 Kids fishing tourna-
ment at Roland and Mary Ann Mar-
tin's Marina in Clewiston.
Thirty-one teams participated in
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Volunteers worked extremely hard to make this event unfor-
gettable for the children receiving these toys.


Children donned smiles of happiness when they received
their toys on Saturday, Dec. 23, distributed by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office and local volunteers.


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Continued From Page 1
home mom, and she has three
very active duties: her children.
Johnathon is 10, Bethany is three
and newborn Lindsey is only
three months.
Dedicating himself to more
than simply his occupation, Mr.
Miller is a great dad and loyal hus-
band, his family will tell you, as
well as a caring neighbor.
Mr. Miller says his main priori-
ty in life is to provide his family
with the love and support they
need. His closest friends say he
also helps his neighbors in any
way he can by using his handy-
man skills to help, sometimes by
lending a hand to fix their homes.
But this year has been tough
on the Miller family.
The hurricanes a while back
were not too kind on the Miller
family, damaging their home, and
earlier this year, Mr. Miller had the
unfortunate experience of bury-
ing his mother.
"This has not been a good
year for us, and this last blow was
a shocker," said Roberta Miller,
speaking about her husband's
condition as she held baby Lind-
sey.
Mr. Miller has had the cancer
for about a year but only found
out about it just recently, when a
lump appeared on his body.
Doctors also found two other
lumps inside his body.
The lumps were removed
without severe complications.
While recovering from sur-
gery, Mr. Miller felt as though his
doctor had not given him any
pain medication and questioned
him about it. His body was still
hurting.
At that moment, his doctor
knew something else was wrong.
Further medical analysis by
doctors found that cancerous
cells had spread throughout his
body.
Mr. Miller believes he would
have been better off if the doctors
would have left the lump instead


of removing it.
Now, he can barely move
without grimacing in pain. Even
walking the short distance from
his bedroom to the family room
is an exhausting chore for Mr.
Miller.
Chemotherapy and radiation
are no longer any options for
him, doctors told him. His only
hope is that a trip to Tampa next
year will reveal another option to
put the cancer in remission. Even
an experimental treatment at this
point is welcomed by the family.
But Mr. Miller feels he won't
make it to see his Jan. 2 appoint-
ment.
The cancer is in its final stages;
more than anything else, Roberta
is hoping to keep John as com-
fortable as he can be.
With three growing children,
money is scarce now that Mr.
Miller is unable to work. The bills
are steadily piling up for them.
The Millers are hoping that
someone with a kind heart will
help them through the ordeal.
A trust fund has been estab-
lished at Olde Cypress Communi-
ty Bank for anyone willing to
donate. Donation jars are also in
place at various stores and busi-


nesses, including the Elks Lodge.
In the meantime, the family
shields the children from the real-
ity, never letting on, that some-
thing awful can happen.
Roberta herself remains
strong in the face of adversity it
is the least she can do for her chil-
dren, no matter how she may feel
inside.
"Right now, everything that is
going to happen is in God's
hands," she says.
To donate to the John Miller
Family Fund at Olde Cypress, or
for more information, contact
Elizabeth Stricker, John's mother-
in-law, at (863) 902-9693.
Staff Writer Nicole Curry can be
reached at ncury@newszap.com.


Older children also received toys suitable for their age, no
kids was to be left behind without a toy was their mission.


Touching /hie
Glades one family
at a time.


Toys
Continued From Page 1
through them to see if they had
gotten what they asked for. There
were toys for children of all ages.
Volunteers manned the event,
making sure that every child left
with at least two gifts.


Money
Continued From Page 1
ment is working to find the respon-
sible party. "The counterfeiters are
using a new technique where the
detecting ink will not change
color," he said.
He urged businesses and resi-
dents to be more wary, to avoid
becoming victims of the crime.
"We want the people in the


The effort is an annual event
that even sheriff's deputies them-
selves look forward to.
"Seeing the smiles on the chil-
dren's faces, it is a priceless mem-.
ory," said a smiling Sheriff Lee.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


community and the local business
to be cautious and take a few more
minutes to double check the bills,"
said Sheriff Lee.
Christmas is a time when coun-
terfeits tend to do more of these
activities, officials say, since the
clerks are sometimes too busy try-
ing to check out customers quickly.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com


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Residents stayed until the city's Christmas tree was lighted
later that night.


Winter
Continued From Page 1
beth McDaniel-Garcia.
According to Mrs. McDaniel-
Garcia, the businesses and indi-
viduals of the community were
generous this season. They are


the reason that the children
were able to enjoy the festival.
"We want to thank all the
sponsors that helped make this
event a great success," said Mrs.
McDaniel-Garcia.
Staff writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Community News


Home energy
assistance available
The Agricultural and Labor Pro-
gram, Inc. located in Winter Haven,
has been awarded a grant from the
Department of Community Affairs
to provide Low Income home
Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) servic-
es to eligible applicants in Hendry
and Glades Counties. For an appli-
cation and/or information please
call (800) 330-3491.
Addiction recovery help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let.bore-
dora set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to


recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the
help they need.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers free
addiction counseling, assessments,
and referrals to rehabilitation cen-
ters nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.
CREW needs volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)


of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking volunteers to assist
residents with repairs and con-
tinued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend a
hand! For more information,
come by our office at 121 Central
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present a reenactment of the Sec-
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Safari located between Fort Laud-
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Make healthy lifestyle resolutions you can keep

As the New Year approaches, regularly if you have a walking and makes it harder to lose balanced diet every day. So you Every person is different. A diet
Many people follow the tradition buddy to remind you. Taking a weight. Keeping your blood might be missing some vitamins, that worked for your friend may
of making New Year's resolu- dog, for a nice long walk is a sugar level steady all day will There are a lot of different types not be right for you. Your doctor
S tions. The most popular resolu- A good way to get regular exercise, increase your energy and help of vitamin supplements avail- should know your health history
S'ions for Americans are to lose and to make your dog happy at you stay trim. Of course "eat able. Ask your doctor to recom- and what prescriptions drugs
S weight and to exercise more. Healthier the same time. breakfast" does not mean a daily mend the best vitamin supple- you are taking before recom-
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Very tew people are able to
follow through with the resolu-
tions because they try "fad" diets
in the hope of losing weight
quickly. There are.many prob-
lems with fad diets, They often
are not nutritionally balanced, so
it is not healthy to stay on them
for very long. Some are so
restrictive that dieters just can't
stick with It. Fad diets most often
fail because even if the dieter
loses weight, as soon as he or
'she goes back to his or her nor-
mal eating habits, the weight
comes back.
To lose weight and keep it off,
some healthy lifestyle changes
are necessary. Some easy ones:
Walk. Promise yourself that
you will alk at least a mile


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every day. Find a route that you
can measure, some place that
will be pleasant to walk and con-
venient. Pick a time of day that
will work best for you, and try to
make it a regular habit. Walking
is a great form of exercise
because you don't need any spe-
cial equipment. You don't have
to join a gym. Just put one foot
in front of the other and keep
going. After you have mastered
walking a mile a day without get-
ting tired, try to go a little farther.
You might find it easier to walk


Drink water. Get a sports
bottle and fill it with water in the
morning and sip on it all day.
That is an easy way to keep track
of how much %water you drink
Ideally, most adults need eight
glasses (64 ounces of water a
day. Well. intentioned people
often try to drink eight ounces at
a time, and that makes them feel
too full. If the water is in easy
reach, you may find it is an easy
habit to take a sip every now and
then. You might be surprised at
how much you can drink during
a day.
Eat a healthy breakfast. Peo-
ple who want to lose weight
often make big mistake by skip-
ping meals. Skipping meals just
slows down your .metabolism


meal of pancakes, eggs and
sausage. A healthy breakfast
menu might include whole grain
cereal, fruit and coffee; or one
egg with whole grain toast and
juice; oatmeal cooked with fruit,
with a glass of milk; a bagel with
cream cheese, tea and juice -you
get the idea. My regular breakfast
is a bowl of whole grain cereal
with a banana sliced on top, juice
and tea (iced tea after all we are
in Florida). It's easy to make and
easy to clean up.
If you don't always eat
right, take a supplemental vita-
min. I believe that vitamins and
other nutrients are most easily
absorbed into our bodies from
foods. However, I also know that.
it's not so easy to eat a healthy,


ument uor yuu.
Eat salt water fish twice a
week. Fish is high in omega-
three fatty acids, which are cru-
cial for good brain function.
That's.why some people say that
fish is "brain food." If you don't
like fish, you can also find the
healthy omega-three fatty acids
in walnuts, eggs or in supple-
ments.,
*Get your rest. Most adults
need at least seven to eight
hours sleep each night. Some
need more. Recent studies have
shown that people who don't
get enough sleep have a harder
time losing weight..
Check with, your doctor
before making any changes in
your diet or exercise program


imennig a diet plan. just
because someone else's doctor
prescribed a certain diet for that
person, this does not mean the
same diet is safe for you. Some
extreme diets are administered
under a doctor's care because a
person is dangerously obese and
must lose weight to reduce the
strain on his heart. That same
diet might be fatal for a person
who tries it without a doctor's
supervision.
Before making any changes
to your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
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prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
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'Drop Red Gorgeous' winter strawberries in season


As Florida's strawberry season
moves into full production, shop.
pers throughout North America are
brightening their cold winter days
with this delicious and colorful
treat Irom the Sunshine State.
The Florida Strawberry Growers
Association is teaming up with gro-
,cers to promote the state's signa-
ture berry through its newv "Drop
.Red Gorgeous" campaign that
embodies the idea that "you are
what you eat." Wal-Mart and other
retailers are featuring fresh Florida
strawberries and the eye-catching
"Drop Red Gor'geos;' point-of-sale
signage in their r..je sections
.from now throuh'1 r ary. The
marketing campaign touts the
nutritional benefits of Florida straw-
-berries, which are low in calories
.and free ol sodium and fat, and
,packed with vitamin C, potassium,
'fiber, folic acid, and powerful, dis-
-ease-fighting antioxidants.
"The strawberry is America's
most popular berry," Florida Agri-
.culture Commissioner Charles H.
'Bronson said. "People know it's
:delicious,, but the good news is it is


also one of our most nutritious
food choices."
Plant City, is the "Winter Straw-
berry Capital of the World," and
from December through February,
Florida strawberries dominate the
U.S. market. Florida is the nation's
second largest producer of straw-
berries, with eastern Hillsborough
County the center of Florida's straw-
berry production. Substantial com-
mercial acreage can also be found
in Alachua, Pasco, and Polk coun-
ties. Florida's strawberry farmers
receive about $129 million in cash
receipts annually for their harvest.
Wal-Mart is promoting Florida
strawberries in conjunction with its
"Salute to America's Farmers," a
year-long program to spotlight the
retailer's commitment to purchase
from local growers for distribution
to stores in their areas in support of
locally'grown agricultural products.
Commissioner Bronson offered the
following strawberry buying tips.
for shoppers:
Look for strawberries that-are
fully and deeply red. Be sure the
color has spread from one end of


the berry to the other. Don't choose
a berry with white or green spots in
hopes it will ripen up on your win-
dowsill; strawberries stop ripening
as soon as they are picked.
If you can touch the berries,
check to see that they are firm
but not hard. The calyx, the
strawberry's leafy cap, should
be fresh and green.
Don't wash strawberries until
you are ready to eat them. Refriger-
ate strawberries if you're not going
to eat them within a day or two.
"There's no reason to wait for a
special occasion to add Florida
strawberries to your shopping list,"
Mr. Bronson said. "This winter,
take advantage of the abundance
of fresh berries by including them
in everything from desserts and
breakfast treats, to snacks and
savory dishes."
Celebration
Strawberry Mousse
1 1/3 cups Florida strawberries
quartered (from 6 oz)
1 tablespoon sugar


I teaspoon fresh lemon juice
34 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
I from I envelope)
1 I 2 tablespoons water
1 3 cup well-chilled heavy cream
3 butter cookies, coarsely
crushed (I 4 cup i
Mash I cup quartered strawber-
ries with sugar and lemon juice in a
bowl using a fork. Cut remaining
strawberries into 1.4-inch dice and
reserve. Sprinkle gelatin evenly
over water in a very small
saucepan and let stand I minute to
soften then, warm over low heat,
stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Stir
gelatin mixture into mashed straw-
berries Set bowl in a larger bowl of
ice and cold water and stir fre-
quently until a spoonful of gelatin
mixture holds its shape briefly
before dissolving back into mix-
ture, about 5 minutes. Beat cream
in another bowl with a whisk until
it just holds stiff peaks. Fold 1. 2 cup
whipped cream into gelatin mix-
lure then, fold in 1/4 cup diced
strawberries (reserve remainder
for topping). Spoon one-third of
strawberry mousse into a glass and










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sprinkle evenly with half of cookie
crumbs, then top with half of
remaining mousse and all of
remaining cookie crumbs. Top
with remaining mousse, hippeded
cream, and strawberries, then chill
until set, about 30 minutes. Yield:
Makes I serving.
"Drop Red Gorgeous"
Strawberry Tiramisu
1 1 2 pounds Florida strawber-
ries
1 .'-4 cups Florida strawberry
preserves
I 3 cup plus 4 tablespoons
orange liqueur
1 3 cup Florida orange juice
1 pound Italian mascarpone
cheese, room temperature
1 1 3 cups chilled hea\y whip-
ping cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
52 (about) crisp ladcingers
Whisk preserves, 1 3 cup
orange liquor, and orange juice in
2-cup measuring cup. Place mas-
carpone cheese and 2 tablespoons


orange liquor in large bowl; fold
just to blend. Using a whisk beat
cream, sugar, vanilla, and remain-
ing 2 tablespoons orange liquor in
another large bo\\ I to soft peaks.
Stir 1 4 of whipped cream mixture
into mascarpone mixture to light-
en. Fold in remaining %whipped
cream a small amount at a time.
Slice half of strawberries. Spread
I,2 cup preserve mixture oer bot-
tom of 3-quart serving dish or a
13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
Arrange enough ladyfingers over
straw berry mixture to cover bot-
tom of dish. Spoon 34 cup pre-
serve mixture over ladyfingers,
then spread 2 1 2 cups mascar-
pone mixture on top. Arrange 2
cups sliced strawberries over mas-
carpone mixture. Repeat layering
with remaining lady fingers, pre-
serve mixture, and mascarpone
mixture. Cover with plastic and
chill at least 8 hours overnight. Slice
remaining strawberries. Arrange
over tiramisu and serve.
For more "Fresh from Florida"
recipes, visit www.Florida-Agri
culture com.


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Investigation continues into horse virus outbreak


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson says the Department's
Division of Animal Industry is
continuing the investigation into
the presence of Equine Her-
pesvirus type I (EHV-1) in sever-
al areas of the state including
Wellington, Jupiter and the Ocala
area. EHV-1 can be a serious dis-
ease of horses and the virus can
spread through the air from the
respiratory route of affected hors-
es. Transmission can also occur
through contaminated equip-
ment, clothing and hands. There
Is no record of a human health
threat from the virus.
So far, seven horses have tested
positive for the virus through lab
tests.
All confirmed cases are under"
quarantine.
Here is a chronology of events:
Five horses imported from
Europe were brought to Florida
from, the New York animal import
station, a quarantine station for
imported horses; three more hors-
es were picked up en route in
Huntington, N.Y., and one in Dar-
lington, Maryland. When the truck
arrived on Nov. 29, in Wellington,
one of the horses from the import
station was ill.
That horse is now recovering


but two horses that were stabled
with the index horse at the origi-
nal facility became ill and died. A
lab test on one of those horses
confirmed EHV-1I. The facility, JN
and Company, is currently under
state quarantine and the horses
are being closely monitored. No
horses are allowed to enter or
leave the premises.
The Maryland horse had been
transported to another Wellington
location, Southfields Training facili-
ty and died on December 2. While
no lab test was done, because of its
exposure to the disease, the South-
fields facility voluntarily restricted
all movement of horses. Late
today, a lab test confirmed a posi-
tive case within that facility at the
Palm Beach
Equine Sports Complex, which
is part of the Southfields Training
facility. There is a second suspect
case there awaiting lab test confir-
mation. The Department is also
placing this facility under quaran-
tine.
A horse that was exposed to the
virus during the shipment into
Florida was treated at the Palm
Beach Equine Clinic and is
believed to have been a possible
link to the horse in Ocala, which
was at the clinic at the same time.
The Ocala horse has tested positive
for EHV-1 and was transported to


Ready, aim shoot!
Was the fish almost as big as
your boat? Did you catch it with I can hardly wait to
one arm tied behind your back? see the entries, which
Blindfolded? How about you
send us a picture to go along will give us a glimpse
with that fish story? of the fun people have
The Florida Fish and Wildlife of the fun people have
Conservation Commission fishing in South Flori-
(FWC) is calling on anglers to
send us your favorite photo- da, as well as the vari-
graphs for the second City Fish- ety of fish they catch."
er photo tournament. We'll
accept photos of ... just about John Cimbaro,
anything fishing-related. The fisheries biologist
categories will be determined
based on the variety of entries be legally caught by hook and
received. Parents and outdoor line in the fresh waters of Palm
mentors, take note. This year, Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade
we are adding a special catego- counties between Oct. 1, 2006
ry called "First Fish" for begin- and Feb. 28, 2007. Use of bait is
ning anglers of any age. The fish allowed. Entries must be
doesn't have to be big or of any received by February 28, 2007 in
particular species. If it's your (or time to be published in The City
your kid's) first, send it in! Fisher, issue 29. Photos should
"I can hardly wait to see the include a good side view of the
entries, which will give us a fish as well as a "body shot" of
glimpse of the fun people have the angler and, *,,together.
fishing in South Florida, as well Submitted .photos' be pub-
as the -:variety 'of- fish. they -ligid i-th ahies
citch," said'flsheries-bioloigist pr gr lidd" fi.d
JohnitC1mbarb, editor of .Th' add ess, t onepon"' briu' s
City Fisher freshwater angling species, length, weight,' and,:
newsletter. location of catch. Submit your
Last year's contest prompted digital or .hard-copy photos to
some impressive entries, includ- Johfi Cimbaro ;at john.cim-
ing one that was confirmed as baro@myfwc.com or send
an IGFA World record. them to John Cimbaro; Florida
"But you don't have to catch, Figh and Wildlife Conservation
a big one to enter and win," Mr. Commission;" 8535 Northlake
Cimbaro said. Boulevard ;:West PalrmBeach ,
"The tournament is just FL 33412 .Prizes will'corisist of
about having.fun and catching frame-worthy .-ceitificates ahd
fish." FWC literature. For tips on how
A few pasLtntries can be.seen to.shoot photographs.of fish., see
at http'//floridafisheries.com/ the last page-of-the City- isher
offices/cityfish/CITFSH25.pdf. online, at'http://floridafisheries.
.'All fish photographed must conmVoffices/cityfih/CTF-SH27pdf
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Ocala on Dec. 11. The horse was ill
when it arrived and was immedi-
ately isolated from all other horses
at the Ocala location, Tuxedo
Farms. The horse continues to be
isolated and a portion of that facility
is also under quarantine.
The Palm Beach Equine Clinic
indicated it is contacting the own-
ers of all horses that were there at
the same time as the index horse to
make them aware of the situation
and find out if any of the horses are
exhibiting any signs of EHV-1. So
far the Department has received no
reports of any other horses that
were. at the clinic showing disease
signs.
A horse at Pinehurst Stables, in
Jupiter, has also been reported
with neurological symptoms of the
disease and a sample has been
submitted for a lab test.
The Disision of Animal Industry
is working closely with veterinari-
ans, and equine facilities in the
impacted locations to monitor the
animals and assist with testing.
Owners with sick horses should
contact their private veterinarian to
examine and treat their horses.
Veterinarians suspecting EHV-I
with neurological signs are advised
to contact state officials and follow
protocols for collecting and sub-
mitting appropriate samples for
laboratory diagnosis.


Horse owners in the impacted
areas are being asked to follow
biosecurity measures until the virus
is controlled.
The measures are:
Have temperatures taken a
minimum of twice daily, with a
temperature log being maintained
on each horse. Horses with fevers
101.9 or 1 degree above their nor-
mal temperature should be report-
ed to the stable's veterinarian. The
horse should be isolated and EHV-
1 samples should be taken by the
stable veterinarian.
Limiting admittance of people
into the barn area to only neces-
sary personnel. When entering or
exiting a stable or barn, use, foot
baths to disinfect outer footwear
and wash hands.
Washing hands with soap
and water or using a dry disinfec-
tant after handling each horse.
Minimize the use of shared
equipment. Equipment such as
water buckets, lead ropes, groom-
ing equipment, etc., should not be
shared between horses. These
items should be labeled as belong-
ing to an individual horse. Other
equipment such as twitches, shov-
els, forks and bits should be disin-
fected daily and between each use.
Care should be taken when
filling water buckets and feed
troughs.


Danger of wildfires


worsens today


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is asking people to be very
careful with all outdoor fires this
holiday season.
Florida has received below-
normal amounts of precipitation
through the fall months, and the
freezing temperatures in the
northern part of the state have left
much of our wildlands vulnerable
to wildfire," Mr. Bronson said.
"The freeze-dried vegetation will
only add to the already accumulat-
ed debris that is still scattered
across Florida from the 2004 and
2005 hurricane seasons."
Relative humidity below 35 per-
cent, lack of rainfall for two weeks
or longer, and strong, dry winds are
all components that create extreme
fire danger. ...
"Any fire that starts during these
weather conditioris'dbuld get but of
cMtrfl and spreadd' quickly," said
Mr. Bronson, who encourages the
public to follow these tips:
Report any suspicious fire by
calling 911.
4 Never leave any fire unat-
terded.
Clear an area down to bare
soil around campfires and warm-
ing fires.
:. Do not burn yard waste dur-
ing dry, windy conditions.
Keep your home safe from:
fires by clearing leaves from the
roof and gutters and by removing
dead vegetation within 30 feet of
, your home.
It is also important to trim trees


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chimney and make sure that you
have a properly working spark
arrester on your chimney.
Mr. Bronson is recommending
that Floridians contact their local
Division of Forestry office for more
information on fire prevention tips
and burning regulations, or visit the
Division of Forestry's web site at
http:,,www.ildof.com
During the months of Septem-
ber through December, Florida had
478 wildfires that burned 3,052
acres. The number of wildfires and
acres burned is up from the five-
year average of 330 fires which
burned 1,635 acres during the same
period over the previous five years.
Since January 1, 4,596 Florida wild-
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Neither the hose nor the feed should not be shared between
scoop should have contact with an horses.
individual horse's bucket or Any additional biosecurity
trough. precautions the stable veterinarian
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Thursday, December 28, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Local kids climb tennis ranks


CLEWISTON Local Area resi-
dent tennis players are making their
presence felt in the Florida USTA
tournaments. Both Jessica Irey and
Melanie Allen of Clewiston have
gained a State ranking by winning
in tennis tournaments held
throughout the state over the past
few months. Melanie Allen, daugh-
ter of Tim and Rhonda is currently
ranked number 80 in the state.
Melanie had a successful fall
as she was a winner in three
events and runner up in two
other tournaments in the ten and
under division.


Former ETSU collegiate player,
Jessica Irey, won her latest two
prize money tournaments held at
the Nunez Racket Club in Aventura
and the Lake Cane Tennis Center in
Orlando. Her current ranking in the
adult open level in Florida is 22. Jes-
sica's brother, Joshua Irey, current-
ly on the team at Mississippi State,
had a successful fall in doubles
defeating some top teams in the
country. He and his doubles part-
ner defeated Alabama giving MSU
the point needed to win the match.
Competitive tennis is on the rise
in Clewiston.


Along with Melanie at the Junior
level are upcoming stars, Lindsay
Martin, Dusty Catala, and Anessa
Leyva who are currently training
and preparing for the up and com-
ing USTA tournament held the first
of February here in Clewiston. At
the adult level, Clewiston also has
Tim Allen, Val Leyva and Robert
Rodriquez playing the NTRP and
Open divisions around the south-
ern part of the state.
**** Melanie just won another
tournament in Delray over the Dec.
16 and 17, weekend.


Submitted photo
Clewiston fought hard against Labelle wrestlers in matches held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, to
keep them one step ahead and pulling out a win for the Tigers.

Tigers pin LaBelle team 42-30


CLEWISTON Clewiston's
wrestlers took on Labelle at LHS on
Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Leading off for the Tigers was
Bryan Bacallao at 112, who won
his match by fall in the first period
over Broom of Labelle.
Next in line for the Tigers was
Brandon Caulkins at 125. Brandon
struggled early on to get his offense
going and found himself losing his
match by decision to Timms of
Labelle.
At 130, Mason Cole of Clewis-
ton faced off against two-time state
placer Colin Sparks. Cole was
dominant on his feet finding the
first two takedowns fairly easily,
but eventually found himself in a
sticky situation with Sparks gaining
a reversal and then the pin in the
second period.
-At 135, Jared Bacallao of


Clewiston had a hard time gaining
control over the Labelle wrestler
and eventually was pinned. At this
point things looked pretty bad for
Clewiston. But starting at 140, Joey
Cordova was ready to get things
started. Cordova went straight to
work and pinned his opponent in
the first period.
James Cammeratta a freshman
at 145 helped out Clewiston by sav-
ing some points. James managed
to keep from giving up the pin
against his opponent and save the
Tigers' three points.
Benjamin Rosario at 152 pulled
out the win for the Tigers catching
his opponent on his back early in
the first period and receiving a pin.
The next match was at 215. Jamar
Boykin wrestled up a weight class
for the Tigers and pinned his oppo-
nent after a hard fought victory .


103-Labelle forfeit-6 points
Labelle; 112- Bryan Bacallao
Clewiston pin-6 points Clewiston;
119-Labelle forfeit-6 points Labelle;
125 Labelle decision-3 points
Labelle; 130 Labelle pin-6 points
Labelle; 135 Labelle pin-6 points
Labelle; 140 Joey Cordova Clewis-
ton pin-6 points Clewiston ; 145
Labelle decision-3 points Labelle;
152 Benjamin Rosario Clewiston
pin-6 points Clewiston; 160 Damar-
ian Allen Clewiston forfeit-6 points
Clewiston; 171 no match- no
points gained; 189 Alton Edmond
Clewiston forfeit-6 points Clewis-
ton; 215 Jamar Boykin Clewiston
pin-6 points Clewiston; HWT
Adam Trevino Clewiston forfeit-6
points Clewiston.
Final score:
Clewiston 42, Labelle 30


Hendry

Speedway

in action
HENDRY COUNTY The
new Hendry County Speedway
will open the New Year with
races beginning on Jan. 13, 2007
with Mini-Stocks, Bombers, Pure
Stock, Street-Stock late models.
Events for Jan. 20 will
include a demolition derby in
addition to stock cars with a
winning prize of $500.
The Jan. 27, races will include
mini-mods, bombers, stock cars
and late models.
February races will start the
month off with bombers and
stock cars with the winner of the
40 laps taking home a $1,500
prize on Feb. 3. Bombers, mini-
stocks, street stocks and late
models will run on Feb. 10, with
a $2,500 prize at the end of 50
laps. The Feb. 17, races will again
run street stocks, mini-mods,
bombers and sportsman vehi-
cles for a $1,500 prize at the end
of the 30 lap race.
All races start at 6:30 p.m.
with gates opening at 2 p.m.
The speedway is located 5
miles south of Moore Haven, 9
miles west of Clewiston on High-
way 27. Look for the Cantina on
the west side of the road.
Admission prices for drivers
and spectators are: Car/Driver:
$28; Pit Entry fees: $25, Golf
cars/four-wheelers and extra
vehicles entering pit area: $15,
Grand Stand admission/General
Admission: $15, Seniors 55 + and
students: $12 and children under
10: just $5.
All races and event are subject
to change. Please check the Web
site at: http://www.newhendry
speedway.com frequently for
updates, or call (863) 983-DIRT
(3478) for additional information.

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Coast Guard
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LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did
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Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
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service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative, and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
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Edited by MaiyAnn Morris
For those readers who come
down for the winter, you may
l think the attitude of long-time
Florida residents toward hurri-
'_on>es is due to recent events, but,
not so. The hurricane indoctrina-
iion began generations ago --
before air-conditioning, power
boats or mosquito repellant.
Thanks to the late Twila Valen-
line, INI Florida has transcripts of
interviews with the senior citizens
of the 1980s who were part of the
pioneer days in the Lake Okee-
chobee area.
For those readers who know
\\ell the old stories and the new
i heories, here is one story- again.
Wilburn Lawson talked to Twila
bout that storm.
"I was in Okeechobee. I was
working in the Peoples Bank of
Okeechobee at the time. The hurri-
cane was terrible.
Just to go back, the hurricane of
1926 blew all the water away from
Okeechobee and to Moore Haven
and it was covered in water.
"In the '28 hurricane it blew all
the water all over Okeechobee,
South Bay, Belle Glade and every-
thing on this side of the lake and it
was terrible. The water came up as
far as the city limits of Okeechobee.
(Just about where Southwest
i. r. -fii Street is now.) It blew
houses off the lake and people
were washed so far away and it
look months and months to find
ihem. I went down with some
friends right after the hurricane and
t liere was nothing left standing any-
where except for one concrete
block building in Belle Glade."
Here is a story Twila took
down in an interview on Septem-
ber 18, 1988, sixty years after that
terrible storm..
"Olive and Robert Tombs Light-
sey were the parents of 12 children,
six boys and six girls. They had lived


LAKE OKEECHOBEE AREA, FLORIDA. LIMITS
OF EXTENSIVE FLOOD DAMAGE.
0926 AND 1928 HURRICANES
S SCALC IN MILES
Submitted graphic
The areas around Lake Okeechobee damaged by the savage
hurricane of 1928 are shown on this map. The Lightseys of
Okeechobee lived at the top of the lake on the western edge
of Eagle Bay. The towns at the south side of the lake were
nearly wiped off the map.


only a short time in the home
Robert had built for his large family
on the western edge of Eagle Bay. In
1928, Eagle Bay extended along
most of the distance from just west
of the Lakeshore curve to about a
mile east of the Kissimmee River.
The new Lightsey home was locat-


ed on a ridge at the edge of Eagle
Bay a mile or so east of the Kissim-
mee River. Also residing in the same
area were the families of James and
Monroe Lightsey. The storm of 1928
altered all their lives forever.
Olive Lightsey was 91 years old
when she was interviewed in 1982.


The terror and horrible memories
of these few hours was still vivid in
her mind even then.
"It had been bad all day, but not
as bad as it was going to be. Just
thunder and lightning. It was at
night and my husband had build a
little house we could put the veg-
etables and canned goods in.
'We finally saw that we were
going to have to leave it (the main
house). The storm was getting so
strong and we knew the wind was
going to blow it away. And we
made for that little house that he
had built out there. I had a son and
he was just about three weeks old. I
had him in my arms. I come
through the house, grabbing what I
could save and I grabbed a sheet
off the bed and wrapped him up
and went on out to this barn.'
Twila said that in an interview
with Mary Lightsey Veasey she
recalled that the baby was born
about July 25th of that year, which
would have made him about six
weeks old at the time of the
storm, not three weeks old as
Mrs. Lightsey said.
"We got out there and we went
in. Every bne of the children was in
except one of them and she got in
later. There was stairs and a lot of
the children got up there. It was just
raining and pouring and my son,
Deward climbed up in a tree and
spent most of the night there and
he survived.
Apparently, at some point, the
building turned over and Mary,
who was only six years old at the
time, recalls that her Uncle
James put her and her sister,
Opal, up on a stove and the
water came up on them. She is
not sure how high, but it might
have been waist high on them.
"It was dark when we went in
and it was still dark when we came
out. Just as we came out of that lit-
tle old house, there was a big tree
standing right outside close to the


door. And it fell down. We all sat on
that log the best we could. I had my
little baby and I had him in my
arms all the time we were sitting on
that log. I had to hold him up high
to keep the waves from washing
him from out of my arms, of
course, the rain wasn't as bad as it
had been, but wind was still going
and the water was high. This was
after the worst part was over. My
daughter, Adell, was holding my
husband's brother's baby who was
about three months old, it was cry-
ing and we had a time. It got so
rough she dropped it and we lost it.


The waster was deep and it just
swept everything back. It was an
awful night and I hope there is
never another one."
"Then it finally slacked down
and my husband and his brother,
James got into a boat and paddled
over to where my sisters lived. He
came back in another boat and
.picked the rest of us and we spend
the rest of the night at their house."
So, Floridians have different
feelings about summer storms. A
biggish storm never comes, but
someone doesn't say, "Do you
remember the storm that..."


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Fire rescue volunteers promote home fire safety


By Nina G. Wills
On Saturday, Dec. 9, the local
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Volunteers of the western division
distributed smoke detectors and
talked with local residents about
fire safety.
Eight volunteer firefighters of
the western division went to Lake
Breeze Trailer Park, near Rardin
Park and made house visits to the
ninety-four trailers.
The volunteer firefighters were
also accompanied by two Sheriff
Explorers who acted as Spanish
translators.
The new smoke detectors were
paid for by a federal program.
The Fire Department receives
the grant money to purchase
smoke detectors which are
installed in low-income housing
and the homes of the elderly.
"We like to take one neighbor-
hood at a time and blitz it. In three
to four hours, our volunteers can
cover the entire area," said Battal-.
ion Chief Kevin Rattey, chief of
Palm Beach County's Volunteer
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Alberta Davis and Pamela
Collins were busy decorating their
home with Christmas lights when
volunteers Brandon Langenwalter
and Gilbert DeLeon stopped by.


P.B.C. Fire Rescue volunteers, Brandon Langenwalter (left)
and Gilbert DeLeon (right) install a new smoke detector in
Alberta Davis' home Saturday, Dec. 9.


They eagerly allowed the vol-
unteers to enter their home and
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tors. The procedure took less
than five minutes.
Alberta Davis said, "It is really
nice that they are stopping by to
check on us. It shows that people
really do care. I now feel safer in
my home."
Volunteers also showed resi-
dents how to replace the batteries


and reminded them to test. the
smoke detector unit after replacing
the batteries.
The holiday season is an impor-
tant time of year to remind local
residents about fire safety. Too
often, residents leave burning can-
dles and space heaters unattended
and a fire starts.
If there are no properly func-
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home, lives are put in jeopardy.


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The smoke detector installation 500 units are distributed and
program is done throughout installed each year.
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Is doing you In, It's time
to look lor a helper In
the classified.


SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
MUSCLE CAR CLUB
SInleresed car'owners & non-
owners of Muscle Classic &
Rod to join new club
Planned Cruise-In car snows
& club activities. For more
Ino Call Dan 863-675-6005
or RJ 239-560-0865
The Davie Area Land Trust is
dedicated to preserving un-
.. developed land In western
Broward County, Florida. For
information and donations,
visit us online at www.davie-
'landtrust.org
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Answer pg 446 Buy and
Read Dianetics by L Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to:
Hubbard Dianetics Founda-
lion, 3102 N. Habana Ave.,
Tampa FL 33607
(813)872-0722
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Employment


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$2,900 WEEKLY guaranteed!
Address letters [or extra in-
come No expenence neces-
sary. Free information. Start
immediately Write- A&G
PUBLICATIONS, 2370-G Hill-
cresi Rd #147-H Mobile,
AL 36695
BOTANICAL DESIGN is look-
ing for person to drive, deliv-
er and set up rental plants &
chairs. Must work nights &
weekends. 18631805-0033
3710 West Hwy 27, Clewiston
BRELEX ENTERPRISES In
Clewislon seeks Supervisor
for Agricultural Workers
with 2 years experience
Fax resume o 863-805-0032
Attn Jeanne Reynolds
CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment: Great Bene-
ills. Premium Pay Package.
Call Oakley Transport.
1877)882-6537.
Diesel Mechanic; Sunstale
Carriers is needing a me-
chanic to10 perform PM's and
light maintenance on compa-
ny equipment Benefits in-
clude Health
lnsurance,401K,paid vaca-
tion and holiday call
(800)866-5050 asi for To-
ny.
Driver ASAP
36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign
On Bonus O$0 Lease NEW
Trucks CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
(800)635-8669.
DRIVER NEEDED- Gull Har-
vesting, Inc.. Is looking for
Semi driver to haul citrus and
loboy Benefits provided. Fax
resume to: 239-369-2267,
or call 239-369-9617
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE ITI Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
Students. recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be. 21.
CRST Career Center.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
orcrst com.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
*GREAT HOME TIME Excep-
lional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Trainingi Min. 1 yr. Class-A
CDL exp. req THE WAG-
GONERS TRUCKING
(8912)571-9668 OR
(866)413-3074.


ELECTRICIANS & HELPERS
Needed lor comm'l work in
Belle Glade. All levels needed.
Call-i1-866-206-9546
Electricians Needed
for long term project
in Belle Glade.
Call 1561)882-0332
EVERGLADES
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Now acceplng
applications for Full-Time
Teller. Must have
excellent communication
skills, previous cash
handling experience a
must. Bi-lingual A+.
May apply in person
or mail
resume to:
1099 W. Ventura Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Atln. Brandy
Or e-mail resume to
bulihanlb@earthlink.net
FRAGILE FLOWERS
NEED TOUGH DRIVERS
See what ARMELLINi
has to offer
Team or Solo wanting
to Team"
Class A CDL with
HazMal req.
800-428-0343 choose
option 1 Palm City or visit
www aimellini corn

MECHANIC: Douglass
Fertilizer has a full time
Mechanic position open
in our Clewiston Plant.
Primary duties include
repair and maintenance
ol equipment and
welding & fabrication.
The position offers
competitive pay as well
as good Denefits.
Please apply in person:
330 S. San Diego
Clewiston, Florida
Douglass Fertilizer is a
Drug Free Workplace
and an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

OLDCASTLE LAWN
& GARDEN
Moore Haven Florida
Office Asst. Needed
Computer and Organization
Skills will be a plus. This po-
sition will be working with
dispatch and truck scales.
Call for more Info: Janette
Martin 863-946-1027
Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
Ills and OT. (800)1709-9754
USWA Ret #P5799 Ex-
am/Fee Req.
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today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
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The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT LIFE
INSURANCE & 401K RETIREMENT


NOW HIRING
33 Correctional Officer's
For Facility Expansion

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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V





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Immokalee Indian
Reservation


High School Diploma & C.D.A.
credential, 45 hours DCF training.
Ability to meet the County's licensing
agent requirement. Ability to secure
and maintain a FL Class D License
with a "P" (passenger) endorsement:
Fax resume to (954)967-3477

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Engineer In Training or Professional Engineer
Hendry County Is seeking an entry level engineer with a Bachelors degree In Civil Engineering or a
related degree, to assist the Hendry County Engineer in the design and planning of roadways,
hydraulic systems, water and sewage systems, storm water and drainage facilities, Irrigation and
water conservation projects and other engineering projects. The minimum requirements Include a
Bachelors De ree In civil, agricultural, rural, or related field of engineering; knowledge of CAD and
GIS software. Call 863- 675-5222 for a complete position announcement.
Applications, job description and requirements can be obtained from the Personnel Department
located In the Courthouse Square, 165 South Lee Street In LaBelle or at the Hendry County Sub
Office In Clewiston. Salary range between $36,920 $60,000 depending on qualifications.
Veterans' preference as outlined In the Florida Statutes, Hendry County Is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and DrugSmoke Free Work Place. Applicants with disabilities or needing assistance in
the application or hiring process should contact the Human Resource Department.
This position will be open until filled.
Bridge Tender/LaBelle Airport- The person selected for this position will be responsible
for Inspecting mechanical, electrical devices on the bridge & maintain a look out for boats.
Also assist pilots, answer radio, checkfuel facilities and fill out appropriate daily forms.
Knowledge of boats, boating procedures, & bridge controls preferred. Must have a clean
Florida Drivers' License.
MechllanicI. Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an automotive service worker or
Mechanic's helper preferred.
Mechanic 1. Graduate from an approved course in heavy & diesel mechanics, three
years experience.
Both Mechanic positions require class B drivers license. Must have a High School
Diploma or GED. Both located in Clewiston.
Highway Maintenance Technician II. Maintains highways, municipal and rural roads,
and rights-of-ways in safe condition. Knowledge in use of standard equipment and hand
tools used in field. Must have a clean, valid Florida Commercial Driver's license,
Class B or higher with air brake endorsement.
Heavy Equlpment Operator I. This Is skilled work in the operation of public works
equipment. Must have two years experience in the operation of highway construction and
maintenance equipment similar to that of assignment or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
Maintenance Technician II- Semi skilled manual work Involving various maintenance
construction, & plumbing tasks. Requires plumbing experience, possession of a valid
Florida drivers license with acceptable driving record. Must have a High School Diploma
or Its equivalent.
GIS Coordinator for the LaBelle office. Must have Bachelor of Science from an accredited
college or university in computer science, geography, or related field with considerable
experience in the use of geographic Information systems or 8yrs equivalent experience.
Annual Salary Is between $45,000-$50,000.
Electrical Inspector Must have 8 yrs. experience with a licensed contractor.
The positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled.
Job description & applications can be obtained in the Satellite Office in Clewiston
and the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing assistance in the application process
should contact the Hendry County Commissioners HR department.
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Immokalee Indian
Reservation


High School diploma/GED
C.D.A. credential or willingness
to gain. Valid Florida CDL, class D
with P endorsement. Computer
skills preferred. Experience
working with children.
Apply in person @

Immokalee Field Office/Preschool


MANAGEMENT


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

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


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BS Degree In Medical Technology; nallonal cert or eligblbe for cert or State Ic; tech-
nical cxp in est Interpretallon, sitallly control and instrument mraln. Night/Day shift &
re.uilres on-call & weekend rotation, .
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-83-0805 .
Drug Free Workplace EOE

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TIMEKEEPER:
Needed for a produce
packinghouse. Duties include:
answering phones, record
keeping, keeping track of
employees time. Must be able
to travel. Hourly + Benefits.
Please call Maria Jimenez
@657-442'1 or Apply @
807 E. Main St., Immo alee.

TREEHOUSE LEARNING
CENTER
Has several openings
coming soon. F/T for pre-K
teachers, must have current
CDA, speak English and be
enrolled or seeking college
credit classes in
Early Childhood.
Fax or mail resume to:
Tree House Learning Center
1309N.W.AveL
Belle Glade, FL 33430
561-993-3800
561-993-3807 FAX
We've raised pay for Florida
regional drivers Home every
weekend Home during the
week Strong consistent
freight! 95% no touch Pre-
planned frelghtl $.43 per
mile HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersoldl
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Skl your used Items in
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somewhat flexible hours
The ideal candidate will be
self-motivated with an outgoing
personality, more than average
computer skills, bilingual a plus,
understanding of digital photog-
raphy and reliable transportation.
The Caloosa Belle offers a
unique work environment where
employees are trusted and
empowered.
e-mail resume to:
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The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT
LIFE INSURANCE & 401 K RETIREMENT

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
RECREATION SPECIALIST
VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR
(PC Support)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
LIEUTENANT
SERGEANT
COOK SUPERVISOR

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

Phone: 868-946-2420
Fax: 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has openings at
our Big Cypress Reservation Health Clinic:

LPN. Provide ambulatory Nursing services. Phone
triage. Administer meds, therapeutic treatments,
diagnose testing. Assist w/transport. Home visits.
Active FL LPN license required. Current BLS cer-
tification.

iledical Social Worker: Coord. medical care with
clinic & outside providers. Provide assessment &
prevention services. Provide counseling regarding
medical care. MS degree in Social Work, Psych,
Mental Health, or Family Therapy or Bachelors w/
minimum 2 years exp. Minimum yr clinical exp.
w/dual diagnosis patients (Chemical Dependency/
Mental Health).

Community Health Rep.: Home Health for pa-
tients., transport, assist in clinic, vitals, draw
blood. HS diploma & previous health care exp. re-
quired.

Valid FL Driver's License required. for all. Resume
to galtman(@semtribe.com or fax 954-967-3477.
Details @ www.semtribe.com

FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Has one (1)position available for
METER READER
$9.50 an hour with benefits
The City of South Bay is accepting applications for a
Meter Reader. The class will be responsible for read-
ing, connecting/disconnecting, installing or repairing
meters, repair of water and sewer lines and answ.
customers questions. This position must be able to
operate moderate equipment. Must have a high school
diploma or GED. Must have a valid Florida's Drivers
Lic. Background checks and drug screenings will be
required is part of the application process. Veteran's
preference. Applications will be accepted until position
is filled.
Apply at the
City of South Bay, Human Res. Dept.
335 SW 2nd Ave,.
South Bay, FL 33493
Fax resume to (561)996-7950
Email to parchmentaisouthbaycity.com
The City of South Bay Is an
Equal Opportunity Employer


High School Diploma, Associates
Degree preferred. Minimum of 1 year
retail experience. Excellent communication
skills. 2 years supervisory/management
experience. Flexible hours, FL driver's
license. Pay based on experience, with
benefits. Fax resume to 954-967-3477


SHOP MECHANIC
King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401(k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an
application, please call (561)996-7257


ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Excellent
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
LABOR <- FINDERS
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. Across from Cloewison Inn)
(863) 902-9494


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


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Chid Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
)amesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us


CHIPPERv
CHOPPER

LAWN SERVICES
Free Estimates
Call Travis at
(863)214-8052



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens I 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




AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1550
(561)447-6538


ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
$600 will separate.
863-467-1325


DISHWASHER, white 3 years
old, Top of the Line, $50
(863)674-0281
DISHWASHER- White, Works
very well. $50.
(863)357-7136
FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good condition. As Seen On
TV. $50. (863)675-3401
MICROWAVE- Hot Point, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-4567
SHOW TIME ROTISSERIE &
Bar-B-Que: As Seen On TV:
Very good. $50. or
863-675-3401 LaBelle area
STOVE- GE Electric, 30" self
cleaning, white, like new,
used 6 month's, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE- Hotpoint, like new,
$125 (863)612-5457


BICYCLE- Men's 21 speed.
Good condition. $35.
(863)763-0634



DISCOVERING STATISTICS-
College book, 2nd edition,
great condition, $80
(863)763-3334



STEEL BUILDING CLEARANCE
SPECIALS!...Manufacturer
direct at substantially dis-
counted prices. Withstand
high wind and heavy snow.
Limited quantities. For SPE-
CIALS, call Pioneer.
(800)668-5422 or www.pio-
neersteel.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.



CHAIN LINK GATE- 4 ft. with
cod latch and all hardware
20(863)467-1642
GARAGE DOORS- White,
Brand new, 10 x 12, $600
(863)675-9237


antiques

sugar magnolia salvage boutique

cottage style furniture, vintage,

collectibles, etc.

bond street clewiston fl
located behind pzazz

elizabeth 863-634-9917


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METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
(352)498-0778 Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


AREA RUGS- (2) $125 will sell
separate (863)801-1766


HEELIES, Worn twice, brown,
white & orange, size 9. Pd.
$95, asking $60
(863)763-0367


BOY'S CLOTHING, Size 10/12,
40-shirts, dress & T-shirts
5-shorts & 5-jeans. $65.
(863)357-0391
DRESS- Turquoise, 2 piece,
Laced bodice & chiffon skirt.
3/4 length. Size 14. Pd. $150.
Sell $50. (863)763-0634
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $40
(863)634-5038


COLLECTIBLES: Many wolf
items (figurines, comforters
and more). $200 for all. Will
separate. 239-340-8503
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



COMPUTER- 1 GHz Proces-
sor, 448MB of ram, 89GB H/D,
CD burner, 17" mon. Win2000.
Etc. $250. (863)902-0960


CERAMIC MOLDS, Assorted,
$150 (863)357-3240



FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747


Armoire Ladies, Blonde with
gold accents, 5 doors w
sweater comp.,solid wood
$150 (863)467-4572
CHINA CABINET- For Buffet,
45 x 41 x 12, glass doors
and shelf with light, $35
(863)763-1997
COMFORTERS (2): King size,
brand new, pictures of
wolves on them. $60 or will
separate. 239-340-8503.
COUCH- 3 cushion, Gray, Sil-
ver & Black. Like new. $100.
or best offer. (863)467-1532
DROP LEAF TABLE- Mahoga-
ny, With drawer. Rough con-
dition. Needs refinishing.
$200. (561)261-0766
END TABLE & LAMP, $20.
(863)946-3576
LOVESEAT, like new, $200.
(863)946-3576
Oriental DR Set- Large, China
Cabinet, table, 8 chairs,
serving cart, $1500 or best
offer (863)467-4871
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood, $50 (863)467-5709
RIDER/GLIDER ROCKER & Ot-
toman Maple, Removable
cushion. Good condition.
$65. (863)357-8788
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large, $100
(863)612-5457
WROUGHT IRON- 2 Glass End
Tables, 1 Coffee Table $250
(863)467-4572


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Chaise Lounge
Equipped with sturdy wheels and an adjustable back,
this do-it-yourself chaise lounge is a comfortable,
convenient classic. Finished naturally or painted, it
will look great on the patio or next to the pool this
spring. Full-size traceable patterns and straightfor-
ward construction techniques make this a good pro-
ject for woodworkers of all skill levels. The com-
pleted chaise lounge measures 78 inches long by 30
inches wide.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with photos, full-size traceable patterns and a
materials list.
Chaise Lounge plan (No. 81) ... $8.95
Chaise Lounges Package (No. C98)
Four projects incl. 81 ... $20.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, December 28, 2006


GOLF BAG- Hooters w/digital
score, (2) pro velvet grips,
like new, $150
(863)763-6369
GOLF CART: Easy Go, Electric,
Complete canvas w/windows,
lights, horn. Like new cond.!
$1950. neg (772)971-9474
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150. 863-946-3123


COLT- 1903, Type Ill, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
(863)517-1574
GUN CABINET- Made of wood
& glass. Hold 8 rifles with
storage drawer. $95. Okee.
(863)610-0632
Remington 700PSS
W/Cal. Leopolt scope $1350
Smith & Wesson
Model 22A-1 -$300
Model 351PD -$375
(561)951-8767
SHOT GUN: Mossberg Mari-
ner, 12 gage, all weather
model, extra's. $475.
(863)610-0632 Okee



AB LOUNGE, As seen on TV,
already assembled w/video.
Pd. $199, never used. Asking
$125. (863)697-6472
ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER:
From Sears, like new, only
used once. $125.
863-675-2822.
FREE WEIGHT GYM: $250 or
best offer, (863)467-6088



TRASH CONTAINER- Wood,
decorative country, kitchen,
holds 13 gallons. Only $20.
863-467-8681.


LADIES RING, European cut,
1/3ctw, white gold. $475
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
MENS BRACELET, Heavy, cu-
ban link. $500 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee


LIGHT FIXTURES- Fluores-
cent. 2'x2' with cover &
bulbs. Great for kitchen. Still
in box. $10. (863)763-1997


BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$50. (863)357-2891 Leave
message
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
MOBILITY SCOOTER- like
new, cost $2000 will sell for
$695 (863)467-8683
SHOWER CHAIRS- New, $10.
(863)357-2891 Leave mes-
sage.


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RESIDENTlAL Pre-const. Town Homes MH I- C-LamnCrniia$O20KK -
3BR. I 1/2BA $149,000 from $199,900 Davidson Rd 2-1 ac
4BR. 2BA New Home 3BR. 2BA Harlem $85K Re&dential $209,900
S329.000 MOBILE HOMES Watercrs Fairm 15 acres
3BR. 2BA RoWal Palm Montura 3BR/2BA Pioneer Planta~i.m
5249.000 DWMH 1.25 acres Wlbodlands S'D 2 l,-ts
2BR 2BA. 2 story EDUCED to $105 reduced t35.000 each
o Montura 2.2 SWMH
Home 1 n Taft Blvd. with + 2.5 acres $70,000 2.23 .ares P.neer 569.t ,
2.5 acres, S225.000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Pmeer 7lots556.500t.ch

4BR, 2BA $340,000 +5 acres, $214,900 Proneer 11 lot" tog
3BR, 2BA Pool W. ..7 4BR, 2BA, Doublewide 552.5000 each
acres $729.900 a Now For a Shawn-. COMMERCIAL ""
Condo Bass Capnal VACANT LAND
5169.000 Monturs I 25 acre lots In if +
3BR. IBA Corner Lot avail Call for Listings. 100 acres $25m
$179,901) F1 Cabinet Shop 4800q ft.
2BR, IBA, 21th guest- Flaghole 2 41 acres &Apt Sh 800q000 .
house & pool $299.900 135000 $200.000



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*Beautiful 40 acres cattle ranch,
M/H, 2 story barn $990,000.
Make Offer
*Hwy 27 Overi 1-W2 as43 Reduced
$s50,000 er finance.
'US Hwy 27. Home 3/2, work-
shop, I2 acre $175.000
*Fu ,r P:p-vrty on EvErhigh Rd
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*10 acres .. .
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*5 aa + MH, REDUCED FOR
QUICK SALE $140,000
,5-10 am'sA cResd.id Ct....
*Queen Ave, 5 acres $115,000
SOLD
*13707 Center Ave. 10 acres.
$230,0oo.


*Tangelo Ave. 5 acres, fenced
$120,000
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(c rm10sl) $48.000 elad
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*Butiful Cedar swdxxllusea o 5
acres, h stables $240,000
*Seear Us 2-1/2 acres fiim$60K Everything You've Dreamed Of !GoCumetletchen,
'5 acres, secluded, owner .pa-like bath, hugeclosets, vaulted ceilings, oversized
finance. $120,000. drive-threw grag, and more, Call Today I
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*10 Acres of improved pas- '3 BR/ 3 BA MH w/Ltrg Screened Porch.,
ture near Hwy 27 $165K, Sominole Manor. Make an Offer!
ONER FINAC 2 BR/ BA Homre on corner lot.
OWNR tlNANSE Siaganore Ave. Reduced to $130,000,
*25 acres, on Hwy 27, com- *: iif r I r I ii L .. i.ifrront lot,
mercial, $998,000, OBO .ri 1 ( I.1 I. 1 1 k- ILLIJi
*30 acres improved pasture 3[,1A r.IH .,I1t I^. ;..,n'
30,a s n keed o rer 3BR/2BA CBS Home, corner lot. E,
$450,000, Make ofter "., ,i,.r.,I Pir,.ed to Sell At $180,000


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*2 CBS Duplexes 2 BR/1 BA each
unit. Only $229,000 for both
*4BR/2BA MH, .67 ac. Cypress Ave.
$164,900
SLike New 2/2 MH with Lrg Addition.
Moore Haven Yacht Club. $128,500


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55 + Community $80,000
*3 BD/ 2 BA 2005 CBS Home, Moore
Haven. $190.000
PIONEER/LADECA'/ FLAGHOLE
*3 BD/2 BA MH ia .,,lj'I ,, i.t,
* RD 2RBA MH 5 ac w/Lrg oaks, pole
M,,.,, ,, r't...J, kr F'l. $279,0
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3BD/2BA MH. $132,500
*C.. r -,;,, .' F;i.ite/Wo ed. +/- 4ac
i. BD A 111. L carport/aed.$285.000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
S.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle for $65,000
-Hig ilands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC
parcels starting at $23,500 per ac.
*2 lots in Horseeltoe Acres for $65,000
-Rare Find! 3 acs. Oak filled lota. $55K
per ac.
'.22 ac MH lot in Clewiston for $26,500
MONTURA
*1.25 ac. lots available starting at $25,000
*Lrg4 BR/2 BA MH. $115,000
aLrg. 4 BD/2 BA MH 1.25 Verda St.
Many extras, Ready for family! $209,900
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- WYOMING RANCH DISPER- WEB TV- (2) New, in box,
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL SAL 35 acres $49,900; 75 Magnavox Plus, Sony, (1
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI- acres $95,900: Snow- Magnavox Classic, $75 will
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN- capped Tiouriain view. Sur- sell separate (863)763-2773
TAINS Homes, Cabins, rounded by govt land. Abun-
Acreage & INVESTMENTS. dant wildlife. Recreational
Cherokee Mountain Realty paradise. Low taxes. EZ
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy. terms. Call Utah Ranches, CHAINSAW- Poulan Pro, 42
cherokeemountainrealty.com LLC. (888)541-5263. cc, 18" (2) Pick-up bed Fuel
Call for free brochure Tanks, w/hand pumps $399
(800)841-5868. Will separate.(561)951-8767
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS 'istImnt GENERATOR- Briggs & Strat-
children, etc. Only one sig- ton, 550/8550, 10 hp, new,
nature required! *Excludes BASS GUITAR, fender Jazz, $325-(561)951-8767
govt. fees! Call weekdays Marcus Miller Signature
800)462-2000, ext.600. model, Like new, $575. GENERATOR, Powerboss,
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, (863)357-7406 portable, 5500 watts, 7350
LLC. Established977. starting watts, brand new.
LL. Established 1977. GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic, $790.(863)697-8837
Great Florida Real Estate Auc- Black, excellent tone, seldom
tion 38+ properties at auc- used, like new, soft case, One man's trash Is anoth-
tion Many selling absolute, $95 (863)634-9316 er man's treasure. Turn
regardless of price. Houses, YAMAHA PIANO Upright, your trs to treasure
Condos, Farms, Acreage, very good cond., $300 with an ad In thte classl-
Commercial, Health Food (863)675-4212 ndIn.
Store, Marina, Building lots, (863)675-4212
Duplexes! All to be sold Jan
13th-Jan. 17th. Visit Pets lies Ty m es030-
www.CampenAuctions.com COLOR GAME BOY- with
for details or call Ben Camp- BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS adapters Mihts w/mnifler
en Auctioneers $50 (863)983-7702 6adapters, ligahtmes w/ma$100 nifier,
352)505-0560 or
866)633-4460 Lic RE Bro- BOSTON TERRIER PUPS- (4) (863)763-3551
kerAU201 AB2118. Males, ready Feb. 1st for SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
Valentines Day, Parents on electric, asking $275 like
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes Premises, Will have shots new, (863)467-8683
starting mid $300k. New and Cert., Taking Deposit's,
master planned ocean front $300 each (863)697-2936 TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
community on beautiful box, never opened, $70.
Mustang Island, near Corpus CAT- Siamese Lynx Point (863)467-5299
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon- Snow Shoe. With white
shore.com, (866)891-5163. paws. Male. 3 mo. $500. TMX ELMO New 10th Anni-
NC Gated Lakefront Commu- (863)357-3369 versary Edition, in box.
nity. Pleasantly mild climate CKC PEKINGESE PUPS-6 wks 30.61)818-1352
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore- old on Christmas, 3 white, 3
line. Never offered before beige, all shots, beautiful
with 20% pre-development ,$450-$600 (863)983-7211
discounts, 90% financing. COCKATIEL, $30
Call (800)709-5253. (863)467-5709
NO STATE INCOME TAXI Low DACHSHUNDS- w/papers, 7
property taxes, Four Sea- months old, $300
sons, Southern Hospltality, (863)634-2479 anytime
Tennessee Lakefronts start- m
Ing under $100,000 Views JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),CKC
Properties from $25,000 reg., call for details READINGA
Lakeside Realty (863)634-3457
(888)291-5253 www lake- NWSAPR ...
siderealty-tn.com (1248). MIN. PINSCHER PUPPIES, 8 SPAPER
a" weeks. CKC Reg. Shots & mhmyoamem lfomed
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN- health papers. $400 each. owadinotnllgporson.No
TAINS 3.5 acres on the (863)634-1062 wonder newspaperreadersn
_ .headwaters of Valley Riverl ..PS ale 6 es e
Drive & house pad cleared. PITBULLPUPS():3Tndale 6 aremo-s rll.
High elevation. $119,500. female. Mother is registered.
valleytownreaIty@veri- Available wk after Christmas.
zon.net (800)632-2212 val- $300 each. 863-763-1001.
leytownrealty.com CASH PAID FR Used Dish
TAX DEED TITLE INSURANCE .A Network (NOT DIRECT TV)sh
WITHOUT A QUIET TITLE Satellite boxes (not dishes).
ACTION FASTER & CHEAP- POOL TABLE, 8" Regulation, lebes dis
ER Dave Schumacher, Pres- $300 (863)357-3240 Highest Price Paid. Have
ER Dave Schumacher Pres- 00model number ready when
dent, Tax Title Services POOL TABLE, Slate w/acces- calling. Toll Free
(949)798-1180 www.taxtit- series. $450 or best offer. (866)642-5181 x1134.
leservices.com (863)4676.088 NEWCOIN COLLECTOR want-
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2", ing to add to my collection.
Extra motor & pump. $200. o Please call to sell coins &
(863)697-9704 paper money 239-693-4891
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy SHOT GUN, Automatic or dou-
Direct and Save'FullBody CAR STEREO SYSTEM, b!e barrel, 16 or 20 gauge.
units from $22 a month (2) 12" subwofers, 1200w Please call (561)261-0766
FREE Color Catalog CALL box, 1800w amp, $600 or
TODAYI (800)842-1305 best offer (239)503-5020 WANTED: FLORIDA ART
www.np.etstan.com. A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
www.np.etstan.com. fast can our ca H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Jo allthe l MIho eo? It can even faster Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
say,S"Ia ItIthec is- whan you sll It In th R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
MInd. ,"ci2n1od1si'8 BIG $$ (772)562-5567


Agriculture



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



APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. Shots up to date.
For Intermediate rider. $900
(863)763-0367 / 801-9494
FILLY- 6 mo old. Registered
Quarter Horse, Running bred,
Gray, Very gentle. $600.
(863)763-6968/634-0253
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
$2000. (863)201-3492
LEATHER SADDLE- 16" soft
seat, brand new $275 or
best offer (863)467-7295



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$150 (863)517-1574
RIDING MOWER- Murray,
14hp, 2 cyl, 42" deck, many
new parts, w/new utility cart,
$500 (863)763-3551
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
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Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals RealEstate P1114:1II 311141
T RENT llg TOP LOCATION -
Will Divide-
Apartments 905 Business Places City block nextto court-
Business Places 910 Sale 1005 house, government center,
Commercial Commercial high school, 500 feet on US
Property 915 Property Sale 1010 #27, Ideal lor Bank, Fast .
Condos/ Condos/ Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Townhouses Rent920 Townhouses Sale 1015 Realtor, Insurance, etc. CLEWISTON C
Farm Property Farms Sale 1020
Rent 925 Houses Sale 1025 Call owner-Pat Modular/Floor Plans.
House Rent 930 Hunting Property 1030 3/4/5 3BA, acre
Land Rent 935 Investment
Resort Property Property Sale 1035 your land as down payrr
Rent 945 Land Sale 1040
Roommate 950 Lots Sale 1045 8639 836i7i 14E
Rooms to Rent 955 Open House 1050
Storage Space Out of State HIGHLAND CO., 20 acres
Rent 960 Property Sale 1055 fenced + 3br/2ba M/H & 2
Property InspectionI060 Lakes. $35,000 per acre. For
Rea Estate Wanted 1065 more info call 305-586-5552 R creation
cial Resort Propertya 1070 *'LAND AUCTION* 300 Props
Warehouse Space 1075 Must be Sold! Low Down / I I I I
AVAILABLE NOW, Commercial Waterfront Property 1080 E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
AVAILABLE NOW, Commercial Waterfront Property 1080 (800)937-1603 www.LAND- Boats 3005
space for rent located in AUCTION.corn NRLL Campers/RVs 3010
Clewiston. Approx 800sf area, East:AB2509, Bul- Jet Skiis 3015
Hwy27frontage. Across from ziuk:AU3448, John- Marine Accessories 3020
Clewiston Inn. Second space Sae1i0 s t o n : A U 3 4 4 9 Marine Miscellaneous 3025
tentatively available by Mauk:AU3447. Motorcycles 3030
February, 2007. For info call TANNING BED BUSINESS Sort VehiclesATVs 3035
239-229-2199 or 2 Beds, 1 Booth PRICED TO SELL. Reduced 40 Sp hi .ATVs
863-675-0692. Established w/Large clientele. Acres @ $5500/ac. Building
Inventory included, new bulbs. Lots (All Sizes) to Large E
Houe- Ret I09I0 $15,000 or best offer. Motivat- Acreage Owner Financing
edSeller. (863)885-1718 (800)294-2313 Ext.1385 A
Bar Sales Inc. 7 days AIR BOAT- 12', 2 seater with
BUCKHEADCCESS: It's never too late to find 7am-7pm trailer. No motor. $350. or
Waterfront, LG. 3 BR, 2 SS BA the perectgift.Look fo best offer. (863)357-1038
w/Sea Wall. 863-634-5236 Itinthe clnssifiLds. ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
HOUSES &- TIRO- ISmokercraft w/like new trail-
HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS MONTURA, 11/4 acre lot, re& 18hp Tohatsu motor.
For Rent, Near Clewiston, with septic tank, well, power $1850 (863)763-4680
Dr.L.E.Thom son, Jr. $0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & pole, 31' wide by 103'long
(754)224-0364 Bank Foreclosuresl Low or concrete pad. High &dry. BOATERSPROJECT, Too
IMMOKALEE, 3BR, 2BA, near no down! No credit OK! Call $60,000 firm.(863)902-0047 m863uch )824to6781isnyt. $25im00
Lake Trafford. Call Andrea Now! (800)749-2905,. after 5pm (863)824-6781 anytime
for more Information. BANK FORECLOSURES! PORT LABELLE, '/ acre lot, BoW hRI 1 .r $750
(239)657-2779 Homes from $10,0001 1-3 cleared and ready to build, Johnsontrailer$7
bedroom available Re-pos, $42,950. Ownerfinancing. (863)447-0270
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc. These 10% down & $258/mo. PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
homes must sell Listings (863)599-1439 Evlnrude, $1900
call (800)425-1620 ext (863)763-9998
4237.N FRES RANGER- 14', 50hp Johnson.
E BANK FORECLOSURESI Trailer included Great gift.

bedroom available! Re-pos, VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large 239-233-0413
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc. These 5 acre tract along very wide
(3) 1100 sq.-ft. homes must sell! Listings trout stream with private ele- RANGER 354V 1992, 150-hp
Office Spaces call (800)425-1620 ext vated homesite, secluded, Evinrude XP SS Prop., Com-
4237. great view, trees, nearby riv- plete rebuild w/less than 75
Available April 2007 e r, $59,500. owner hrs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
BUCKHEAD RIDGE (866)789-8535. charger, tournament rigged.
(2 blocks from Ready to move inI Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
Glades General Hospital) Spacious 3/2 w/lake access. R tires. Cover Always garaged.
$1Ownerfinanin eaail. Excellent condition. $10,000.
S$185,000.(83)34v5236- Mobile Homes )93
LaBelle 3/3 Down Town, Near promaxl3@adelphia.net
Courthouse. Lg. rooms, Top ISAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails & 9.9
Area $209K or Annual Lease ...motor w/swing kill. 3 sails
$1800 Owner. 863-675-1107 w/spinker & pole. $1900. or
The classified are the Mobile Home Lots 2005 best offer. (863)467-7336
most successful sales- PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui- Mobile Home Parts 2010 best 863)
person In town. nation Sale. 2006 Models Mobile Homes Rent 2015 SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', Pursuit
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RentalNee 0 titHomes.0% WNate. (863)357-7406
When You Own Your Own
Landl! Call for FREE Color ,le Home TRI-HULL, 15ft., 55 hp John-
LOOKING TO RENT: 2-3 Bdrm. Brochure. (800)622-2832. son Motor, $1000 or best offer
HouseintheNEpartof R (863)357-0406 or
Clewiston. I am a non smoker PORT LaBelle: 4/2 Upgrades (863)697-2998
w/no pets. Would like a nice, galore Lg. Rooms, Lg. Yard. LAKEPORT AREA
neat, clean & quiet home. Call Near School. Price to sell.R, p p a ata
Mike @ (754)224-1913 $179,500., orAnnual Lease 2BR, No pts. $450. thta' updated gu caty:
mike.jones@barnard-inc.com $1800, Owner 863-673-5071 mo. (863)227-4417 athe hs dairte ea.y:


COUNTRY ACRES
From $79,900 & up,
& 1/4 available or use
lent. Financing available.




COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
200136.5 Ft., Front Bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $10,000.
(863)467-2309 or email
ourbear@earthlink.net
MOTOR HOME: Argosy, 1978,,
air stream product, 28 ft
long, AC, fridge, and more.
$6000. 561-261-0766
RIALTA '99- 23mpg, non,
smoke, 1 owner, 40K miles,
tow pkg, $35,000'
(863)674-0898
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, 26ft.,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $3000 863-763-7727'
or 772-263-1803


ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide.
outs, Rear kit. Corian tops.'
New carpet/blinds. $14,500.
(828)890-3202 or 691-2425


YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1993 with trailer, Runs good.
$1000 (863)467-5299



ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
-gers, $50lfor all or will sep-
arate. (863)674-0281


DIRT BIKE- '02 Honda XR80R,-
Excellent condition. $1000.
Firm. (863)634-2475
HONDA 2004 Arrow Shadow
750: Windshield, Low mileage,-
premium bags, garaged. Ex-
tra's. $4,400. (863)983-9585
HONDA CR85R '06- very good
condition, runs great, $2200-
or best offer (863)599-0788
KAWASAKI KZ1000 '82-
Runs and looks real good.-
Asking $2500 or best offer
(863)634-3344
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600-
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
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I)Home site Lot! In Clewiston, Build your dream home today! 30k
2)Moore Haven Spacious 4br/2ba Mobile home with large front porch.
$141,000 MLS#2006761 19
3)Talapia Farm Production sold out through the end of the year.
Call Glenn for details MLS# 200645189
4)Montura 3.75 acres only $109,900.00 MLS# 200686347
5)Farm Labor Camp Permit ) Jt DIl/enn for detalisMLSIt 200658473
6)4 Bedroom Home on .25 acre Remodeled, New Roof, A Must See!!'
$174,900 MLS#200683471
7)3br/2ba CBS home on 1/3 acre. New roof, paint, & fenced. $207,000
MLS#200650646
8)New Listingil 4/2 MH on 7.5 acres In Ploneeril Fenced Only $230,000
9)Easy Life S/D Remodeled 3/2 Mobile Home. New roof, carpet.
Call for appointment $85,000 MLS#: 200661385
10)Montura Ranch 3/2 Mobile Home on 1.25 ac. $99,900 MLS#. 200668993
I1)REDUCEDI! Must See 4/2 Mobile Home of Merit on 1.25 Acres. Only
115,000.000 MLS# 200644944
12)Seminole Manor Spacious NEW 3/2 Mobile Home MLS# 200682271 $125,000
13)lncome Producing 3/1 and 2/1 duplex located on Haiti Ave. $150,000
MLS#. 200661385
14)Two Acres Davidson Rd. $165,000.00 ML5# 200693222
15)15 Acres Cleared Pasture land. Fenced and cross-fenced. Convenient
access to Clewiston or Labelle $425,000 MLS#: 200652207
16)Need Space 5bd/2ba Home on 1.25 Acres. Only $295,000
17)Nursery 20 Acres Palm trees & much more. $650,000 MLS# 200693196
18) Midstate 3 Bedroom Spacious Home $85,000.00
Vacant Lots
950 Ridgdill Rd 555K -370 N. Olivo S42K -660 N Nogal- 527K
2.5 ac 559K 417 Redish Cir S60K 529 Redish Cir 535K
365 N. Lindero S42K -Port Labelle Lots 30k


Walker/Wood Team

Sam J. Ashley P.
Walker Wood GRI

863-677-1013 863-228-1132
CLEWISTON
* Fish from your backyard! Fabulous new lakefront listing sits on .28 acres
w/ over I7O0 sq.ft. This 3bd home offers a new roof, and ne* carport, all
fenced. Priced to sell @ appraised value 5174.9K
*New Heoml 3bd/2ba/lcar gar. CBS Home, 1,670sq ft. on 1012 Texas Ave. $165,500
.3/2 DWMH. 611 Orange Rd, offered @C $89,900
3.13 acres land w/ singlewlde. Cleared w/ great soil for gardener
nursery close to lake and town. Property has unlimited potential $200K
-Just Listedl 3bd/2ba on Eastside of town $ 159,250.00
FLAGHOLE
S2.5 acres on Flaghole Rd. $84,900.00
* Back on Marketd Fabulous 3bd/2ba for only $140,900- Call today for your appL
-126 1i33 c
LAKEPOER
A little piece of Heaven! 775 County kd.721 Loop NE Beautiful 2 story home
w.' spiral staircase & wood floors. Big backyard w/ boar access to the Gulf &
direct; accegs' to Lake 0" Home on one 'acre
am0rg oak-HamnmoAks. Rdticed to t475K

S1'05 Pl lake Ave'- the best 1.41 ac lake froht Startin Prices
* lot in Montura @ $77,900 tar tia Prices
.Back on the Market! 860 South Live Oak2/I Sweet Lake Villao:
SOhly SOK Vla $179,990
.420 South Uhdero 533,900 Lago $199,990
-.545 S. Brida St. S28K Dolce $209,990
*Vacant land in Harlemf .19 acre lots Call Us Today
SVacant land in Port LaBellel 539,500 For More Information
PIONEER PlANTATION
-4150 Ploneer. 17th St. 2.5 Ac $65K 3 Flamnngos miSsingfrom
. 5205 Pioneer 22nd St. 5 Ac 51 30K 'S klar RelIy.
PORT LABELLE '. Call If you have'Information.
Brqnd New! .CBS homes now available in Port LaBelle-
lots staring 5 $29.9K with no credit check Call for more InformatlonlI


Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

Great Locationi 3bd/2ba/2 car
garage, brick veneer, fenced back-
yard, new roof, storage sheds.
Wonderful family home. $279,900.00
MH on 1.25 acres In Montura
Ranch Estates $98,900
5 Acres In Pioneer potential for
great home site $149.9K
5 acres In LaDeca $95K

Montura Ranch Estates
363 Appaloosa Ave. (Paved road) 538K
830 5. Orange St. $39.9K
735 N. FrceKLU7.9K
120-130 S. Coral (2.5 Acres) $75K

Sky Valley Lots: Starting at $64K

CALL ME FOR NEW
CONSTRUCTION
HOMES, INVESTMENT,
OR RESIDENCE


New Listlng 3bd/2ba,'2 car garage
Beautiful brand new home with
granite count elAf.f, tiled through
out located or .Jcres. This is
your chance to move to the country
$249,000.00
Back On The Market Newly painted
Inside and out this 3bd/Iba home is
located in Harlem. Plenty of room to
grow. Priced to sell ,, 5$74,900.00
I List, Show, and Sell
Montura Ranch Estates
MobiUtle tgi
3bd/2ba Doublewide MH on 2.5
acres, paved road, comer lot, fenced.
New roof, new paint, new carpet.
Only $169,900 00
Land
425 S. Verdea 529,900
263 Hunting Club $412,000
770 S. Shetrland 39,900
735 5. Palm 539,000
325 N. Nogal St. 1.25 ac. $39,900
New Listing! 4bd,'2ba/lcar garage.
metal roof, leaded glass entry, fire
place, bay window, garage door
opener, ceramic tile & carpet, arch


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E Charles
H. Kehm
III

305-968-2242
1. Commercial Listing Successful
Business & Property with over 10,000
sq.ft. of Buildings on sA acres w/ 175'
directly on Sugarland Hwy. Priced Reduced
to $875K
2. Industrial Property Hurricane
Proof Concrete Building/Landscaped/
Parking 5250K
3. Industrial Lot w/industrial zoning
Reduced to $79,900 for Quick Sale
4. Commercial Lot Need a commercially
ironed lot for your business Great Buy at
S89.91< with owner financing
5. New Residential Ustingl R2 zoned
3bd/lba w/ a lbd/1ba Mother in Law
Detached Room St158.900 Exceptional Value
6. Over 55? Own you own home for
less than S49.9K Sportsman's Village.
7. Beautiful 2.S acre wooded home
site in Pioneer Plantation. Just
Reduced to S74K W/ possible owner
financing
& New Ustingl PortLaBelle Beautrful lot
S45K Offers Welcome
9. MobHe home lot In Harlem $21K
10. 720 jasmine St. I .Sacre lot located In
Montura Ranch Estates only $31.8K
11. 730 Jasmine St. I Sacre lot locat-
ed in Montura Ranch Estates only
31.8K
12. Residential Lot In Port LaBelle
offered at S29.9K for Quick Salel


Maribel Cathy 8.
Gonzalez Garcia

561-722-7347 863-228-4798
ekHnblaEml e1HKIhPn l
Pssssssttt, Have you heard about this REDUCEDI Bac kj.rT market, Make
Improved Sbd/2ba home on .23 acres on Time To Come lIEBiis! This 3bd
Oblspo Ave? it's a beauty with new kitchen 2ba home Is bel Vi j t 11 9.950
cabinets, new roof, and tiled through out.
Pass it on. Only S 199,90.00
Owner wants Out It's as simple as that. PLEASE FIND TIME TO COME & ENJOY
The owner of this 3bd/1 ba home wants to the beauty of tUf igclous home on
sell nowl Don't be the second caller 5acres of gorg lj ring your fam
because it's priced to move fast at Ilty and Just f$ UfJacefulnes this
S144,900.00 Iy ndjutess
$144,900.00, home in the clLW' a to offer. This
LookIng for vacant land? Well bring your home in tyheaasl to offer. This
horses because I've got 1.25 acres tracts properaso has a small cru grove that
available now In Montura Ranch Estates. also has its own Irrigation.
CGve me a call todayl
A Lot to Love The perfect sire for your
future This lot is located In Port Laelle and
The landscaping is courtesy of mother
nature. It's ready for you at 129,500.
Get pleasure from this beautiful 38D/2 BA
Mobile home on 2.01 Acres. Enjoy the
peacefulness this property has to offer.
Property is fenced on North and east side.
New deck on the rear of property will be
completed soon. Only 7,000.00 -- e Listing
I .: i Feature Listing


Your New Beginning Can Start Nowll
Your new beginning can start here In this
quant 3BDiI.5BA home on .25 acre In
Gewlston. The kitchen has beautiful cabi.
netry, counter tops and tiled flooring.
Lsted @' $130,900.00


Here is a cozy 2bed 2 bath home on
three lots you won't be able to live
with out, with a great location. Price
Adjustment- $179,900 with a $1,000
allowance for appliances. Call me for
an appt to see this adorable home.
Call Me For All Your
Real Estate Needs!


1. Pioneer Plantation Beautiful wood
iEnrique frame home on 2.5 acres. New AC,
Acosta Floors, & Roof $259,000.00
0B Cf e0flPO0' 2. A New Beginning Spacious 3bd/2ba
305-OU u876O 2005 DWMH securitysystem equipped
kea]hlakp100 on 1.25 acres with beautiful pines.
$144,900.00 MLSff 200672747
3. Montura Ranch 4bd DWMH. Split floor plan, his/her sinks in master.
large porch, & much more. Motivated seller asking 5149,900.00 MLS#
20066133
4. New Listing! Brick home on two city lots with 3bd. Asking only
$189,900.00 MLS# 200686099

5. Need Shed Space? Montura 3bd/2ba DWMH on paved corner lot.
Home recently remodeled. Won't last long with 2 sheds. $139,900.00
MLS# 200656790
6. Executive Home Move In condition w/ 5bds, 2 AC units, 2 water
heaters, tile throughout, working chlmorey, large screen patio, new roof
& much more. Motivated Seller asking S549,900.00
7. Mother-in-Law Suite R2 zoning 3bd CBS home w/ 1 bd suite. Offered
for only $158,900.00 MLS#" 200660.13
8 'Secluded DWMH on 1.25 acres. Split floor plan, master bath contains
large garden tub W/ separate 'hower. property fenced w/ additional
fencing for animals. Next to canal. $124.900.00

Vacant Land 5) 455 N. Hacienda $50,000.00
1) 130 N. Arboleda 1.09 acres 6) South Bay NW 2nd St.
539,900 $30,000.00
2) 136 Montura Ave. 1.25 acres 7) 420 Fronda $42,000.00
$39,900 8) 155 Estrlbo S45,000.00
3) 569 Hunting Club Ave. 1.25 9) LaBelle 28 acres asking
acres $S55,000.00 $980,OO00,-
4) 740-750 5S. Palm St. 2.5 acres S80K
FREE APPRAISAL Call for Details


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GO CART, I. Seater, 5' hp,
Brig 's '& Stralion, Runs
good. Nice Christmas Giftl'
$350.-(8631801-3890
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
good. New $1200, asking
600 (863)467-8849
GO CART- runs, $300
(863)634-7706
HONDA "03. 4 wheeler, re-
S con 250 ES, excellent
cond., $1800
1863)467-1717


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$500 POLICE IMPQUNDS Cars
from $5001 Tax..Repos, US.
Marshall and, I'RS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's,. Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
morel For Listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
CHEVY,CAVALIER'S- For parts
1-'95 Good trans. & body &
1-'96 Good motor. $300. for
both. (239)867-1558
DODGE NEON '95,.4 door, au-
S- to,, a/c, 4 cyl., good on gas,
new tires, needs minor work.'
$750 neg. (863)634-8506
.,D6DGE STRATUS '9BEvery-'
thing works $2000 or best.
offer.'863612-5558,..--,4
'- .FORD.'ESCORT ZX2-'99- 5
', .speed, new AC,.ruhs good,
white w/gray Interior, $1800.
neg.(863)805-2822 .
S FORD MUSTANG- '88, Good'
hae Runs ood $2500.'
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MR2 1988,. Hard to find. Fun
car! Sunroof, manual, while,
great mileage, FM/CD, Good
shape $1500 (561)924-2208
SATURN 2000: AC, runs
great. Asking $3000 or will
trade for small truck.
8.63-342-3551.




FORD F150 '79, 35.1 motor,
C6 Holley, flowmasters, lots
of new parts. $2500 firm
(863)634-3055
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER'
1991, 4x4. Good for work
Approx 80K org. mls. $1200
or best offer. 863-675-4079



FORD- 86, F350, Diesel ,
.parts, truck, $800
156.1)951-8767
King Pin Locks w/ keys (2), to
lock down trailers. Also an-
tennas for radios (2). $100
for all. 772-812-3300
PICKUP TOOLBOX: Fits Dodge
Dakota '94 '04. Black UWS
diamond plate. $100 neg.
863-763-0852."
SUBWOOFER & AMP: 12"
Rocklord Sub In box. Alpine
320 watt 5 channel amp
$200 neg. 863-801-1683.
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03
Dodge Heml.5.7. $150. Call
Jess (863)634-5020
TIRES & RIMS- 4. New.
LT275/65R20 on 20" Spoke
rims Fits Fords & GM's $950.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
TIRES(4): 355x65x18, Nitto
Terra Graplers, still have abt
25% tread,' eulv to 36" tire.
$100. 863-763'-7075
TIRES(6): 35x1250x16.5, Su-
per Swamper TSL Radlals, 4
w/ goodtread, 2 spares.
-.$300 n6g. 863-634-1890:

TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
Sgray, fits '02 current 8odge
,,Rqiaj-]ort.bedQ..700,Call

4TOOLB.OX,XAlumlnum, for.
smralj., trucVk.. $75
, (863)87-5754.' ., '
.TRAILER HITCH' Off' a Bulok
- Century: Go'bdloondltlon:.
$75 (863)357-1580


iANSMISSION '97 Clnevy
S10, w/'4.3 engine. Will de-
liver from Ft Pierce to WPB
area. $500.863-763-2389.
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CHEVROLET P/U 1993; Great
worktruckl $1400. For more
Info call 863-357-5906.
,CHEVY- '83, 1 ton Dually, Au-
tomatic, w/hydraulic lift
dump bed $1.000 or Iraoe
1863)634-7706
CHEVY '83, JTon, 350 auto.,
2wd,'new motor. only 36K
ml. Must seel $1100 neg.
(863)763-085.2
CHEVY PICK UP.'93. Dually,
white,,' clean, 2 door,
custom, Dig blok 1 auto.
$6500, 863-674-0898
DODGE RAM 2500 '05,'4 x 4
Quad CGdb dieseJ; auto," load-
ed w/ leatner,'100K Warrari-
ty$29,500'..(863)697-0424
FORD F150-'90: no A/C.
$1200 t863)763-5422 or
1863)610-0412



UTILITY TRAILER- 6x9, nome-
made, new condition (new
floor, paint, lights, etc. $550
or best offer (8)763)-3735



CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w/,TV
& VCR,' Wnite w/blue-trim,
Asking $2250. neg.
(863)763-2345/304-2289
DODGE.GRAND-CARAVAN,
SPORT '1998,. RUls'good.
Rebu'lltengine &.trans.,,
.$2300 (239)495-00 2
,PLYMOUTH.VOYAGER '95,,
Exoellenticond;J'oecold' a/,
S$205 (63)697-6880


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 06-.12-Cp
INt RE ESTATE OF
LORETTA W. LAY,
Dotncased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
rtO aeminiinlloan rjI e I a613e lO L.Irel
I[ W Lay aMSUaa wn1oIe dale :1
awi6n a eJ6 e[,T, 31r u,.2006 is
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SERVICE OF A COPY OF7 T1 NOTICE,
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ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH rN SEC
TIOM1 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOrWITiHSTArJDING IHE TIME PERIODS
SEi FORTH ABOVE At1 CLAIM FILED
rwO 1P 'EARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
. BARRED
The daol tof hNr publication 0ot this nollo
Is De,iemDr 14 2006
A1rnnay for Pelrornal FatpreBi0n1li6e
IEV Mary Vlaiak. Snil
MARY VLASAK SELL
Fionda BarN 1 516980
PAVESE LAW FIRM
PO Drowr 1507
Fort Myiers, Florida 33902.
Telephone t2393.134-21.95
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In THEnCIRCnUIT COuun urOF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number. 2006.180-CP
IN RE ESTATEIOF
EDWIN DARKNESS TODD.,JR,

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
iThe jadministrabon ofl e estate of Eain
Hairtness Told Jr deceased. *tio-e
dil0 ol deal was Octl.ber 17 2006.
1i pAriding In me Clicuil Couri For
Hendry County. Foride Probat Divil.
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The name aand aitso' ul ie person-
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All ,reanlt5rs of lhe deci6dent and 01Oer
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ALL CLAIMS, 10T SO FILEO WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED ,TIDT*IIHSTAPID.
INC lHE TIME PERIODS SET fORiH
ABOVE. AN1 CLAIM FILED TW0 21
'EARS OR MORE AIER THE DECENT.
DENTS DATE Of OEATH IS B00ARRED
'FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE iS DECEMBER 20 2006
Altor0n,6 for PeseIl Repreenatin,6
Ivan Solad Anumey
FlortdaBeaIo 10to l0
800:rnkiellAvenue 5uioe904
Miami. Florioda 33131
Talepriona 1305)423-3820
Personal Representalive
Diana L 0Prez. Persona Representarlte
1221 SWI 122 Avenue Apt 302
Miami, Flonda 33184
182765 CGS12/28/06 14,'07
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT
You bid 0hreoy noufld tmea tm Regular
Meadrig of the Boardo 01 Supervisors of
me Ceonrl County Waier Conrol Dis-
i t Wil l b6 neld on Tuesday. January
2.2006 317 p m at in Moiture Club-
nouse Montura Rincri Etales State
Road 633, C0*16ion F0rida3 The pur-
pos8 o thins meeting i ,10 t ansyc ely
al business which may 4to0me -.
0.' '(rethe Bdaufm1t;. I-"emb!;
peaithe deaoirono BE 611 61,1 S-
pervisorn wit respecI o any manhar
considered a1 ItThe public mieeling or
SIlearig ,erein referred 1he or she may
need to Iisure tat av1 veritri reDmord
of6heo proceedings Is made. which
record includesthe restmony and evi.
dence upon which t0, 1app1e/li based
NOTICEDATE CHANGE
181369 CI 11/16 23/06


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NTOICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED By' R '. il Coourr DATE 1/2'i07
SuBJECT AREA 219 .Non-irinstru llr: ii,,i L ,,o e e In,:Limerr,l a,,il Employmentl

E/ECUTivE UMMARV OF PURPOSE Trn proposed ruip estatibsnes ine 0oiley lor
norn-1l.tructorial 6fperence irciremrnis aand emrploymrnt steru
iT1ATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 101223 1012..6 1001.42 1001 43.101234
an4 1012 40FS
CirATION OF SPECIflC LEGAL REFERENCE 101223 101266 1001,42. 100143
1012 34.end 101240 F5
FULL T~El A ouy of it, lull 6l o 6 ro eriropo urld rul, may be ,Dti'i. wRilleul
,isI 3t ine Offlce ul upen' nifdr,idrol t cnooi4.

EvECUTIVE SUMMARY. Thhi proposEO rul6 r1lallBn 1S1m policy 1for nronrinslu,-
0lnal, tperenwncl iricrimerlte and employneriel i4lus
STATEMENT OF REGULATORT COSTS Tne proposed policy revision will create no
ada ilonal lstric ectonrjomili uimpl I n ut, 6ti uol 5l10u 00 6'C0 W or t1he cos o
pnnting und naintubuionr,
LOCA-IOIJ OF MEETIlNG TIME AND DAIE HMnOry CourV Sr. Sol Baro Meetrig
Room. 25 E HipJclle Avrnui. LaBelIe FL al 5 11) t m 1r 3 s upo,1 rneseahr as
dn Iraner may b heiar on jawru1y 23. 2107
Notice: Any pitr.or, who wishes iil provide irh Scfoori Boarnd wir, Ifolrmalje11i re.
garalng me t alemenl 01 Stimaired regulalory ,4s',. o, I provide a proposal for .a
owiir (1 'Ire uulalOry aliieluitivu riTiJl do :o in wr1lig will 21 1 ay lianei pubilcal-
Orlo Orio r, oDce
Notice: if ireu6.nlea I wnaorng an, na11 oameda unties.arV 1y by t Agailvy Head. a
Rule D ivoiurpTieni Wn.snop11 Wll1 t he 101a at 116 arni date 10 Tbi ardiirtiu.b i Ln me
future
Nolice. Trhe rouedure tfor .:)niilrin 3 public rinal fon r t proposed ruie is to re.
ust,. ii i i, rig, a rnrdng nti reliUps l .hiA si i ubemno 4 In 16 ute S.upnn.nd1,,l of
In,,l. Iin wTIh ing wninlr 21 day aflTer pubiiLcariOr Il o lf ,'n0ij TiT re qu.l1 rall
C.peifty hrwt lhe pe or requoilrig the1 puoll; hinranng woull i affe, ted by 0me ,iro-
po4 -. rui, The S. icnorji Bord upjn a1pp pn.i; riequnil. 'I.h1i gi ve 6iffCia 1 o hrin
,, opprorlunifry 10 rareoeiil 6eodonr a argumenl n,1 106 Il.u. uriou r .coneIdlrgrior,
Notice: inspecliar, nj Co lying 01 11 wiiw iTi rlEl. 1 i corlullii publh, reMOM
.ubieilTh m llt o agency ite3rilrg 11i 1 rill ,ilT, fiTy ie ulainnd by requeiI1 il n .dnq
to in Superlrilenrilnc .,f ,rooll
Notice The i ;noo BoMi1 miay 6'grlnlr 3ray matrenal wrlcn may be judicially no1
IC1d n l0 inriorno0 me thrnm hriiO i tecordn or itth rule mair irO;eeC6ing The
ScnhOil B,ard may nr.ororrel 1i6a6n.1l by 0reIrer,:e inTo Pa pitp,.64 rule
Notice, it you need an a3CconiTidator, in order to rcllpa ir1 tils procei pIas.e
noifty Tnoma..W Conner. 06 Supfln tnoem of School. 0 a 166 1674-4642or i]
tie Hendry Counly Couri1ouse LaBell,. florlda M39i5 al least 48 hours prior o the
meeingorwolitsnlop
Notice: i mle Scnool Board 1oopis me proposed rule one certdil( copy of m1 pro
poeod rule snail bd filed in me Offt c of the Supeinmendent of Srnool pursudrnl 10
120 5413je). F S
1 81789 CB 111107 CGS12i2O061/411/01


MEETING NOTICE
of the
Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Board
Region 24

Date: January 10, 2007
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Careeratid,Servoie Centers of Southwest Flt6rila'
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Information: Benita Ricnards,
Administrative Services Manager
239-225-2500 Ext 15240
182782 CGS 12/28/06


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
South Snore Water Association. Inc.
Has Levels of Haloaceihc Acids and Tnlhalometheranes
Above Drinking Water Standards
Our water sy.lm teroely ( violated a ,r.rking water standard Alfougn Iris nli ii 01a
, FPergr,0y 0S Oul cu6armers. you have a rnghl t 10 ,ow t.ai nap3pend ial you
srjula do aida what e are doing t0 o0c cn dtilsi alaBo,,,
aW rouT 'iely monrnoror tori prser0o o dnihiUng 61waf 1co1r3,nmi,11us resting re-
uls we rece ved for 0me 13 our quarters sno 1nal our 0 system m ceed6 Mfe '.U1i-
da0r or ( iitlmulr oii arnapma level |MCL loi HOoacdbc AdosS (H15s) The
Lurrent running an nalev a0er0g1 HA5 Coi'trilon is 64 464 IniuOg31n0M pr it1e
Rule6 F2-550. Floria Aamilnisinatve Code Idem6aes me ML tor HAA5 3 .60
We rourinely rmonito r tei presenci6 ol ,anlin g water co'tai.Tinanis Tesong re-
,ui l e 0 c10 a lo i I6 1 las l ur uarter1 0in0w ma oui Ly.014i e001ed1 me stao01
lard or ma-imurl contalminan levl ( el MCLI lor tnaulmoe0i1aies |ITM| TM E
2 rr01 lunnin e annual 0,>6rag THMS Conce-tiaDot n IS 105 1 l011rriS 15 0m1 per I1t
Rule 62-550 FondaAdminlOOlrst eCode Id0nti0fieseMCL for ThMas66O
What should Ido?
fou do rlot need to use a0 alTorrnai e 0 g. uumea) waoer supply However, if you
ria, t.pecidc ,rieaicm ncems. conun your doc1rr
What does hlis mean?
Tris li nol an nirri0eeia1. n-k. il nad en you ouwuld have been notfi6ed immedi-.
asely Sorme peopI who nrik war uontaining naluaclic atias H0AAS) am1 Tnnia.
Ismomsns ifTHiMA In excess 01 m0 MCL oerr mi years may have a in Icrease
nt, l1 Caicer Rec0r0t r146r(h reSu0 s digesi a p0.60ii connection between high
levels of HAA"s and pregnancy pronlenms. Therefore women of c0lidtearing age
may wishlIn seek atemarae watersources
What happened? What Is belng done?
WeT purchase our water hrom, h Clewsuor Water Trnetmail r Plant te0r results are
in compliance wirIn& rule Thilr currel annual rurinlnQ ili g is 22 10 1 Apn,
2006 Our luboraelory 0o6yls eaS1urea1 ou0 HAA5s ai 265 90 0and 0M,0 Cw11i0on W.
ler Trhnineon Plant re.6uls ware 286 sampled us tour days after Soutn Shore Wa-
ler Assoilanon Our curre' mreiull for fourth quarter taken NovemDer 10 2006 is
15 6 HAA5d 3-1i 185THM
0Iout1 Snore Waer As0oianior, feels sral 1Ine high resu11 recorael in Apnlt. 201 is
ar, anrormnly an0 Ii 1rit toun0oe1 y 0our retious re1u01. or our curreanI i re14l0s
Due to m n1igh ruin (cordi0 d ir. ABr D006 Soul Snore Water Associabton wil
Be out l coimplianceB loi thn i 6 two quarters ti rule requires tIal hoificalon is e
met milledof 1 i diiire by harid upon eacn ocrurBnfca
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:. ChrisO Carroll at 863-983-2323
OR CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POTABLE
WATER COMPLIANCE/ENFORCEMENT SECTIOkN AT 239-332-6975
Pieae 0nre triis Intformation wt 0all ite otner people w1o drin11 th s wer. esp-
rially mose *who rihy no01 nave re1ar1 tnIS nose oirne(y f0or example peo0e ir
p1recr1 1s Tailler p01.ar6 OT, c glu'Idst 0no budlr0sses) You can do 0ils by polstin
th0e nn.nc6 in a public place or0 0 outing copies By nando01 mal
S11eW terbystamIly 45D33y1
oEiuern Hendry Coury and FPail Beach Couny200
DalteDIlSDutedi Decemer28 200E
183260 CGS 12/28/06


MEETING NOTICE
Program and Planning Committee
of the
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board
Region 24

Date: January 10, 2007
Time: 2 p.m
Place: Career and Service Centers of Soutnwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
.. ., Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Information: MaryAnneZum,
Planning and Grants Division Director
239-225-2500 Ext. 15229
182787 CGS 12/28/06


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As Of January 2007

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Clewiston, FL 33440

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sera en:
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700 West Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

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I Public NotIc


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
South Shore Water Asoclation, Inc.
And Alrglades
Has Levels of Haloaceic Acids Above Drinking Water Standards
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this Is not an
emergency, as our customers, you have a eight to know what happened, what you
should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants, Testing re-
sults we received for the last tour quarters show that our system exceeds the stan-
dard or maximum contaminant level (MCL), or Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's). The
current running annual average HAA5 Concentration is 89.11 micrograms per after.
Rule 62-550, Forids Administrative Code, identifies the MCL for HAA5s as 60,
What should I do?
You do not need to use and alternative (e.g, bottled) water supply. However, H you
have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
What does this mean?
This Is not an immediate risk, If It had been, you would have been notified Immedi-
ately Some people who drink water containing haloacetc acids (HAA5) and Thea-
loma hanos (THM) In excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased
risk of cancer. Recent research result suggest a possible connection between high
lvelas of HMAA5s and pregnancy problems. Therefore, women of childbearing age
may wish to seek alternative water sources.
What happened? What Is being done?
We purchase our water from the ewst Water Treatmentlant; their results are
in compliance with the rule. Their current annual running average Is 22.10. In Apil,
ter Treatmnt Plant results were 28.6 sampled just tour days after South Shor e Wa-
ter Association, Our current result for fourth quarter taken November 10, 2006 Is
20.3.
South Shore Water Association feels that the high results recorded In April, 2006 is
an abnormality and is not founded by our previous results or our current test results.
Due to the high result recorded in April, 2006, South Shore Water Association will
be out of compliance for the next two quarters the rule requires that notification is ei-
ther mailed or delivered by hand upon each occurrence.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
SSWA Chris Carroll at 863-983-2323
Alrgtades Roger Greer at 83-675-5375 OR CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POTABLE WATER COMPLIANCE/ENFORCEMENT
SECTION AT 239-332-6975.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, espe-
cially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example people in
apartments, trailer parks, campgrounds and businesses). You can do this ay posing
the notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mall.


State Water System ID#: 5260262 and
Airglades State Water System ID#: 5264101
(Hendry County and Glades County)
183257 CGS 12/28/06


Date Distributed: December 28.2006


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery as agent with
power of attorney will sell the following vehlcle(s) to the highest bidder subject to
any liens; net proceeds deposited with the cerk of court; owner/llenholder has
right to hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien;
all auctions held In reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any
person interested ph (964) 563-1999
Sale date December 22, 2006 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL
33309
16706 1997 Ford Vin#: 1FALP404XVF114813 r/o Tiffany Nicole Darville /h Com-
eunity Credit Buyers Advantage Auto Sales Cust: Jonathon Pads Uenor: JD Auto
Body Inc., 300 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 863-675-7770 lien amt $5253.97
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab 422 Flau 765 & 1911
182692 CGS 12/28/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Commissioners
of the Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. will hold a
Special Board Meeting
on
Thursday, December 28,2006 at 12:00 P.M.
at the Administrative Office of the
Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc.
465 Friend Terrace
Pahokee, FL 33476
183304 CGS 12/28/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 06-339-CA
WM SPECIALITY MORTGAGE LLC,
WITHOUT RECOURSE
Plaintiff
Vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DOUGLAS
GARRETT, et al.
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order
dated December 11, 2006, entered In
Civil Case Number 06-339-CA, In the
Circuit Court for HENDRY County,
Florida, wherein WM-SPECIALTY
MORTGAGE LLC, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE is the Plaintiff, and UN-
KNOWN HEIRS OF.DOUGLAS
GARRETT, et ai., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated in HEND-
RY County, Floida, described as:
Lots 17 and18, in Block 449 of General
Plan of Clewiston, Florida, as revised
September 7, 1937, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
2, at Page 71 through 78, inclusive, of
the Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at Hendry County
Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main
Street, 2nd floor hallway, LaBelle, FL
33935, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1Oth day
of January, 2007. Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner
as of the of the is pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale,
Dated: December 12,2006.
Barbara S. Buter
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/A/Holsbeke
182826 CGS 12/21,28/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 10:00 AM, January 18,
2007, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIALCI RCUIT OFTHE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DMSION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 06 983 CA
VIVIAN WILINGHAM; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF VIVIAN WILLINGHAM; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMEDODEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VIVIAN WILLINGHAM; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF VIVIAN WILLINGHAM; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
ESPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES; ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit
LOT 14, BLOCK A, HARLEM ADDITION
NO. 8 PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 136 AND
137, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To Include a:


1997 Maer, VIN FLHMLCB118516769A
The purpose of the meeting is to elect and 73228847
one member of the Board of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports. 1997 Mard, VIN FLHMLCB118516769B
and 73228846


Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either,
In person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet Im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
182884 CB/CGS 12/28/06;1/4/07


A/K/A
753 ALABAMA AVE.
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plafnlffs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded n the Complaint or Pettlon.
DATED at HENDRY County this 5th day
of December, 2006.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: IS/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
1n accordance with the American whI
Disabilities Act of 1990, person
needing a accommodetlon to
partclIpate In tthis proceeding hboeld
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than sevn (7) days prior to he pro-
ceedlng,. Ihearo ing paredl sea
call (800) 955-971 (TDD) or
9800) 955-T 70 (voice), ela Florida
Relay Service.


The most Imporlant
20 minutes of your day
Is the tme spent readng
with your child from
birth to age nine.


The true reason why Jesus did come


By Jackie Miller
Minister First Christian Church
Matthew 1:21 "And thou
shalt call His name Jesus: for
He shall save His people from
their sins."
When the Archangel
Gabriel broke the silence
which had separated Heaven
and Earth for 400 years, it was
to bring the electrifying news
of the birth of a child whose
name was to be called
"Jesus," The choice of names
was not accidental for it was
explained that He would save
His people from their sins.
The passing centuries had
conferred upon this child such
honor as has been given to no
other in all human history.
Each time we write a day, we
are paying honor to him in
terms of whose birth all time
is now measured! The calen-
dar bends around the manger
of Bethlehem. Before His birth
is known as "B.C." (Before
Christ); after His birth is
known as "A.D." a Latin term
meaning "In the Year of Our
Lord").
If you travel the world over
you will be impressed with
His influence in Art, Literature,
and Architecture, all of which
has drawn on "Him" as a chief
source of inspiration. When
one walks into the Westmin-
ster Abbey, or the Great Cathe-
dral of Notre Dame, or many
such buildings, one is
impressed anew with the
tremendous impact which
"He" has had on the minds of
men. Armies have marched in
His name and although their
efforts have been misguided,
they left no question as to the
tremendous influence He has
had, even in the most material
of affairs. Empires have risen
and fallen as a result of their
relationship to principles
which "He" established, in an
effort to do "Him" honor.
There is no way to estimate
properly events which have
occurred in the world as we
know it because 2,000 years


ago there was born one who
was designated "Jesus, the
Savior."
But it is not merely in terms
of outward and practical
changes that the influence of
Jesus can be seen upon the
world. Although we live in a
time in which His ideals and
principles are sadly neglected,
the fact remains that man's
sense of values must be forev-
er different because He lived.
Until He came, little attention
was paid to the worth of each
individual person. The lives of
all men were mere pawns in
the power struggle of those
who ruled over them. The
world into which He came
paid little attention to the posi-
tion occupied by the woman,
the crowning glory of God's
creation. By consent of the
centuries she had been left to
servitude with none of the
honor which God attached to
her. It was Jesus who lifted
her up and offered her that
position of influence and use-
fulness which every Christian
wife and mother now occupy.
The ideas of man concerning
the attainment of greatness
could no longer include mere
financial gain, power, social
position or any other measure
which men had traditionally
used to determine success.
There is no way to estimate
the changes which Jesus pro-
duced in the sense of values of
the world because of His life.
And, yet, it was not for any
of this that my Lord came. If
there were no more to be
accomplished than He should
be memorialized in Art, Litera-
ture and Architecture. If the
tragic consequences of war
and power seeking in His
name were all that were to be
accomplished by His life on
earth-Jesus would have
been better off to have stayed
in Heaven!
Let me give you some valid
and scriptural reasons why
Jesus came:
1.) He came to prove that
Satan is a liar when he whis-


pers that "Everyone is going to
sin anyhow." There are times
when we are tempted to
excuse our mistakes or justify
our decisions which seem to
offer advantages other than
spiritual by listening to the
explanation that "Nobody can
expect to live perfectly and sin
doesn't really matter any-
how." Jesus came to make it
clear that sin matters so much
that God was willing to send
Him from Heaven to Earth!
When Satan had prevailed
with men, and sin had sepa-
rated us from God, there was
no way by which this tragedy
could be overcome except by
the sacrifice of one who was
sinless! We cannot convince
ourselves that sin doesn't mat-
ter when we remember that
sin drove Jesus from heaven
to live upon this earth and to
die for our sins!
2.) Jesus came to make us
know that it is not true that
everybody is expected to sin.
Jesus lived above sin and was
not guilty for a single mistake.
This was surely not because
He was not tempted, for we
are told, "He was tempted in
all points like as we are, yet
without sin." (Heb. 4:15).
3.) He came to demon-
strate the Power of Truth. The
Truth of Resurrection trans-
formed His Apostles from
fearful, confused, bewildered
men to fearless proclaimers of
His eternal truth. Jesus said,
"And ye shall know the truth
and the truth shall make you
free" (John 8:32). He also
said, I am the Truth," (John
14:6).
4.) Jesus came to us that
money, position, and military
might are not the means for
victory. It is especially true in
this hectic world in which we
live, bombarded on every side
by materialism and tempted
always to seek success in its
terms, that we must remem-
ber that Jesus won victory
without any such thing! He
said, "The foxes have holes
and the fowls of the air have


nests, but the Son of Man hath
not where to lay His head."
When the disciples spoke of
their desire for "Power," Jesus
talked to them about "serv-
ice."
5.) Jesus came to earth to
emphasize the necessity of
submission to the Father's
Will! Again and again, Jesus
said the reason why he did
what He did was because, "It
was His Father's Will."
6.) Jesus came to prove
that you "win" by "losing."
Who would ever decide that
the way to change the world
was to die? Who would ever
suppose that without money,
power, or armies He could
have a more lasting effect on
the affairs of men than all oth-
ers who have ever lived put
together?
7.) The Greatest Reason
why Jesus came to earth is He
came to define and demon-
strate Love. Love to Him was
not merely an emotional feel-
ing, which is usually our defi-
nition. Love to Jesus meant
helping the sick, feeding the
hungry, comforting the dis-
tressed, reaching out to the lit-
tle children, giving Himself in
service to all those He met.
Love to Him meant, "Seeking
the Highest Good."
8.) Jesus came to be my
Savior. It was not because of
any honor which He needed,
nor anything which was to be
accomplished in His behalf,
but rather because unless He
came there was no Hope for
me and you! Jesus was the
sinlesss sacrifice" required by
the Heavenly Father.
9.) He came that we might
be led to the same experi-
ences that He knew on earth.
The Apostle Peter said, "Jesus
left us an example that we
should follow in His steps."
This must be the continued
purpose for which we live, to
make ourselves over accord-
ing to the example which He
left and the Teaching which
He gave so that those who
know us may see Christ in


us-The Hope of Glory! If we
expect Him to say "Well
Done" to us in judgment, then
we must "Do Well"! I close
this article with this song from
the past.
If Jesus Had Not Come
If Jesus had not come, how
dark had been the night!
The Wisemen, sadly dumb,
had seen no starry light!
The shepherds on the hill
had heard no angel song!
The bells in silence chill, no
joyous peal hand rung.
If Jesus had not come, no
freedom had the slave;
No woman's happy home,
no hand a child to save;
The people in the gloom
had one eternal night;
Death met them at the
tomb, no resurrection light!
If Jesus had not come, no
great physician kind,
Had brought a healing
balm, a vision for the blind!
No soul with Demon torn
had found a sure release!
The hopeless and forlorn
had found no way to peace!
If Jesus had not come, how
blank the sacred page!
The poet had no song, and
silent were the sage!
No artist to adorn our wor-
ship with delight;
No coral Psalm had borne
his praises day or night.
If Jesus had not come, how
sad had been our fate!
Of judgment sore the
sum-for all our sin and hate!
No loving God of Grace-
His precious Son had giv'n
No hope to see His face; no
joy to meet in Heaven!
But Jesus came! He came
to earth, and men beheld his
manger birth
The Shepherds heard the
Angels sing, the wise pro-
claimed Him Lord and King,
He died, He rose, and by
His blood, we, too, become
the sons of God!
We preach the Gospel in
His name, for Jesus came, yes,
Jesus came!


Understanding truth and consequences


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
Over the last month, the
state df Oregon has been in the
news because of two stories
that touched
the hearts of
our nation.
One story is
the account
of how the
Kim family
lost their
way in the
Oregon
wilderness, John
survived for Hicks
nine days,
were rescued, save for the
father who had set out to find
help. After the family had been
rescued and the body of James
Kim recovered, authorities
learned that the gate which
would have prevented them
from taking that road into the
wilderness had been vandal-


ized. But for the actions of
those vandals, James Kim
might be alive today.
The other story was closed
a week ago when the search
for missing climbers on Mt.
Hood was called off. Our
hearts and prayers go out to
the families of Kelly James,
Brian Hall, and Jerry Cooke.
These stories have moved
me to consider why we take
risks and why we miss or fail
to respond to many warning
signs, and then have to suffer
the consequences of our
actions.
James Kim missed a turn
off and took an exit which put
his family on a road they trav-
eled for miles, passing at least
three large yellow warning
signs that the road ahead
might be blocked with snow.
They came to a fork in the
road and must not have seen
the sign that pointed left for the
Oregon coast. They turned
right onto a logging road that


normally would have been
blocked at that time of year.
Vandals had cut the lock and
opened the gate. The road was
treacherous, covered with
snow and ice, and so haz-
ardous that a CNN satellite
truck operator, retracing the
journey, refused to go on. The
family drove for 15 miles on
that road before getting stuck
in the snow. They stayed there
for nine days before James
Kim decided to set out for help.
While he was gone, the family
was found. Two days later they
found his body. It's likely that
the person or persons who cut
the lock never imagined that
their little action could have
horrible consequences.
James, Hall, and Cooke did
not share much in the way of
professional interests, but they
did connect as fellow Chris-
tians and passionate mountain
climbers. They planned and
prepared and even left notes
when they set out on Dec. 8,


for what was supposed to be a
two day climb. But something
went terribly wrong. Kelly
James had a dislocated shoul-
der, possibly from a fall.
Apparently, his two compan-
ions had gone downhill for
help. As I write this, they have
not been found.
The Kims may not have
seen warning signs about the
snow ahead. The three hikers
may not have realized the
intensity of the storm that was
brewing. But that's often the
case with many of us. We
often fail to sense, or "smell"
the danger ahead, or if we see
warning signs, ignore them.
All actions result in conse-
quences, and ultimately we
have to face the conse-
quences that may emerge as a
result of our choices and
behavior, whether we see the
signs or not.
Even our good actions can
have unintended, negative
consequences. James Kim felt


he needed to do something for
his family. Brian Hall and Jerry
Cooke felt they needed to do
something for their friend. The
consequences ,of their deci-
sions and actions did not have
a fairytale ending. In the Scrip-
tures, we are told, "Greater
love has no one than this, that
he lay down his life for his
friends." (John 15:13) This
they did.
The important question is
not whether we always make
the right decision, but in the
consequences of our decisions
and actions, can we stand with
faithintegrity, honor, and
strength?
The truth is: With God we
can.
"Even though I walk
through the darkest valley, I
fear no evil; for You are with
me; Your rod and Your staff -
they comfort me." (Psalm
23:4) "I can do everything
through Him who gives me
strength." (Philippians 4:13)


Florida's job market continues growth


Florida's labor market sta-
tistics for November 2006
based on the latest nation-
wide data showed Florida had
the fastest job growth rate and
lowest unemployment rate of
the ten most populous states.
Florida's unemployment rate
continued to be below the
national average.
Florida's Unemployment
(Seasonally Adjusted)
Florida's November 2006
unemployment rate was 3.3
percent, 0.2 percentage point
higher than the October 2006
rate of 3.1 percent. The rate
was down 0.2 percentage
point from 3.5 percent a year
ago.
Out of a civilian labor
force of 9,118,000, there were
8,818,000 employed and
301,000 unemployed Floridi-
ans.
Florida's November 2006
rate was 1.2 percentage
points lower than the national
rate of 4.5 percent.
Florida's unemployment
rate has been below the
national average since mid-
2002.
Florida's Nonagricultural
employment by industry (Sea-
sonallyAdjusted)
In November 2006, Flori-
da's nonagricultural employ-
ment expanded by 2.7 per-
cent over the year, totaling
8,126,200 jobs. In compari-
son, nonagricultural employ-
ment grew nationally at a rate
of 1.3 percent. Florida's job
growth rate has slowed most


of this year primarily due to
slower growth in construc-
tion.
Florida added 211,400
jobs since November 2005.
Professional and business
services and leisure and hos-
pitality accounted for 42.3
percent of the new jobs in the
state over the year.
Note: All data are subject
to revision due to late report-
ing from participants and the
annual benchmarking
process.
An equal opportunity
employer/program. Auxiliary
aids and services are available
upon request to individuals
with disabilities. All voice tele-
phone numbers on this docu-
ment may be reached by per-
sons using TTY/TDD
equipment via the Florida
Relay Service at 711.
The next Florida Employ-
ment and Unemployment
release will be on Jan. 19,
2007 at 10 a.m.
Florida's Nonagricultural
employment by industry (Not
Seasonally Adjusted)
Florida's total nonagri-
cultural employment has
expanded steadily since Sep-
tember 2002. In November
2006, there were 8,181,300
nonagricultural jobs, an
increase of 2.7 percent
(+212,600 jobs) over the year.
Most of Florida's major indus-
try sectors added jobs over
the year, except manufactur-
ing and information which
lost 4,200 jobs and 800 jobs,


respectively. An overview of
some of Florida's major
industry sectors is below.
Professional and busi-
ness services led Florida's
industry sectors in employ-
ment growth over the year,
adding 58,600 jobs (+4.3 per-
cent). Employment services
(+22,200 jobs, +4.6 percent)
continued to lead job growth
within this industry sector.
Leisure and hospitality,
. gaining the second highest
number of new jobs, contin-
ued to exhibit steady over-the-
year job gains (+31,000 jobs,
+3.5 percent). This industry
had positive growth since
mid-2002. Most of the job
gains were in food services
and drinking places (+22,400
-jobs, +3.9 percent).
Construction had the
fastest annual job growth rate
(+5.0 percent) and added the
third highest number of new
jobs (+29,700 jobs) among
Florida's major industries.
The growth rate in construc-
tion peaked in late 2004 at
12.8 percent.
The education and
health services sector ranked
fourth and grew by 28,600
jobs (+3.0 percent) over the
year. Health care and social
assistance added the most
jobs (+-24,800 jobs, +3.0 per-
cent) in this industry sector.
The strongest growth within
health care and social assis-
tance was in ambulatory
health care services (+9,800
jobs, +2.9 percent). Health


care and social assistance has
been growing steadily since
1999.
The trade, transportation
and utilities industry ranked
fifth in adding the most jobs in
the state. The industry contin-
ued to exhibit growth over the
year (+27,500 jobs, +1.7 per-
cent), with 42.5 percent of the
job gains in wholesale trade
(+11,700 jobs, +3.4 percent).
Clothing and accessory stores
(+7,900 jobs, +7.4 percent)
was the fastest growing sub-
sector in this industry.
Manufacturing and infor-
mation were the only major
industries that declined over
the year, losing 4,200 and 800
jobs, respectively (-1.0 per-
cent and -0.5 percent). Manu-
facturing job losses in the
durable goods sector (-200
jobs, -0.1 percent) accompa-
nied losses in the nondurable
goods sector (-4,000 jobs, -3.0
percent). Most of the increas-
es in manufacturing were in
machinery manufacturing
(+1,300 jobs, +5.0 percent).
Information job losses were
based primarily in telecom-
munications (-1,600 jobs, -2.5
percent).
Local Area Unemployment
Statistics (Not Seasonally
Adjusted)
In November 2006, Wal-
ton County had the state's
lowest unemployment rate
(2.2 percent), followed by
Alachua, Okaloosa, and
Wakulla counties (2.5 percent
each). Monroe County was


the next lowest (2.6 percent).
Madison County, at 8.0
percent, had the highest
unemployment rate in Florida
in November, followed by
Hendry County (6.4 percent)
and Hamilton County (4.8
percent). Madison County's
high unemployment rate was
due to the continuing effects
of a layoff in manufacturing.
The counties having the
largest over-the-year declines
in unemployment rates were
Hendry (-1.2 percentage
points); Monroe (-0.8 percent-
age point); and Franklin and
Hardee (-0.6 percentage point
each). An equal number of
counties in Florida showed
declines and increases in their
unemployment rates over the
year. Twenty-nine increased,
twenty-nine decreased, and
nine counties were
unchanged.
Area Nonagricultural
employment by industry (Not
Seasonally Adjusted)
The .Miami-Ft. Laud-
erdale-Miami Beach Metro-
politan Statistical Area (MSA)
led the state in over the-year
employment gains (+51,200
jobs, +2.1 percent) in
November 2006, followed by
the Orlando-Kissimmee MSA
(+39,800 jobs, +3.7 percent)
and the Tampa-St. Petersburg-
Clearwater MSA (+20,800
jobs, +1.6 percent). The com-
bined employment growth in
these three MSAs accounted
for over half of the total job
growth for the state.


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