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Creation Date: October 18, 2007
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ServingAmerica's Sweetest Town since 1928

Volume 81, Number 17 Thursday, October 18, 2007


At a Glance

Veterans day
ceremony in park
Ceremonies to commemo-
rate Veterans Day will be held
in Clewiston's Civic Park at the
corner of U.S. Highway 27 and
Royal Palm Avenue. The cer-
emony begins at 11 a.m. on
Monday, Nov. 12, 2007. Veter-
ans and the public are invited
to attend

Horse club begins
Are you a horse lover? Are
you in search of people who
share in the same interest? Well
so are we! We are proud to an-
nounce the start of our fabulous
new horse club "Dusty Boots."
If you and/or your children love
horses and would like to get in-
volved with a group of people
such as yourselves then this is
the club for you! We welcome
everyone from all age groups
to join in the fun and lend any
ideas that pertain to making the
club better, planning events,
getting involved in community
service, etc. The club is just start-
ing out so we are looking for
fresh ideas and faces. If you are
interested in joining, our meet-
ings are on the first Monday of
every month at 7 p.m. We are
working on a permanent loca-
tion at the moment, so please
contact the following members
for more information: Karen
Jackman (863) 228-0978; .Tim
McClure (863) 228-1020; Cara
Tiger (863) 599-8027; Ronnie
Pike (863) 677-0107.

Sugar Dolls
dancers to meet
You are invited to join Baton
Twirling and Pom-Pom Dance
.at Central Elerentriar\ School,
1000 South Deane Duff Ave. The
group meets every Wednesday
at 3 p.m. Middle, high school
and advanced students meet
at 4 p.m. Baton and Pom-Poms
may be purchased at class. For
more information call Jackie
Tucker, director, at 983-0083 or
Lynn Rogers 983-9833.

EDC luncheon
postponed
The Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council
Annual Meeting, Business ahd
Industry Recognition Award
and Legislative Luncheon has
been postponed until Nov. 19,
at noon at the John Boy Audito-
rium in Clewiston. Special ses-
sion was called and conflicted
with the October date. Reserva-
tions are being accepted at $20
per person. Table sponsors are
being offered for $200 and four
tickets. Contact Estela at (863)
675-6007.

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Police investigate bar stabbing


Large brawl leaves
one injured

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Detectives
with the Clewiston Police De-
partment are investigating a large
fight that broke out at an area bar
that left one man injured from a
stab wound.
According to a police report


of the incident, the fight in-
volved a large number of people.
Starting inside the bar, the fight
spilled over into the parking lot,
where groups of men, and some
women, also became involved.
Officers responded to the
scene, La Fiesta Bar, 721 E. Sug-
arland Hwy., at approximately 1
a.m. on Oct. 7. Dispatch had re-
ported that a man was taken to
the hospital from a stab wound
he sustained in the brawl mo-
ments earlier.


In short, at least 12 people
were caught in the melee, as one
side tried to fend off the other.
Witnesses reported various
accounts of what happened, but
the differing stories made it dif-
ficult to determine who, exactly,
had been responsible for the
stabbing that left Raul Beraza,
25.
At. Hendry Regional Medical
Center, Beraza told officers that
he was attempting to break up
the fight when he was struck by


another man. He said it was his
sister who told him he had been
stabbed.
Officers later interviewed a
39-year-old woman who took re-
sponsibility for the stabbing. She
said she acted in another wom-
an's defense when she stabbed
Beraza.
The woman told officers that
she did not turn herself in to au-
thorities immediately because
she had to work.
Officers recorded the state-


Ghastly fun: Halloween is just a howl away


Shops on Bond Street get festive and decorate their front lawn in time for Halloween.
residents are getting in the holiday mood.


INI/Elizabeth Hiriart
Throughout the city, many


ment of several witnesses and
are continuing to investigate the
matter.
Don Gutshall, chief of police,
cited the brawl in his report to
commissioners.
According to the chief, the
location has been a magnet for
increased activity recently and
something may have to be done
to quell the situation.
He blamed overcrowding in-
See Stabbing Page 12




County


has MPO


discussion

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Transportation was the word
of the day Tuesday, Oct. 9, as Hen-
dry County Commissioners heard
a presentation about the possibil-
ity of rural counties being left out
of major transportation decisions
and'funding.
According to attorney Fred
Busack, Florida Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initia-
ti'e IFHREDII, of whichh Hendr\
County is a member, should dis-
cuss forming some type of Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO) to meet the challenges of
future transportation Otherxwise,
he said, these rural counties will
be at a disadvantage in the plan-
ning process as wvel! as in apply-
ing for state/federal funding for
transportation projects. With-
out some form of MPO, he said
Glades, Hardee, DeSoto, Hendry,
Osceola, Baker, Flagler and Santa
Rosa will be most affected. Mr.
Busack then outlined possible
forms for such an organization
might take.
A Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) representative
stated that his agency has per-
formed these planning duties for
'smaller counties.
Paul Pass of Bonita Bay Group,
a former leader of the Lee County
MPO, agreed that rural counties
need a voice in the roadway net-
working process but Warned that
the county should "be careful
what it asks for." Putting six coun-
ties together could be a problem,
since it would be hard to come to
a consensus. Also, seats are attrib-
uted by population, which could
again leave the smaller counties
at a disadvantage. He also noted
that getting transportation fund-
ing is very competitive.
The board ultimately approved
spending $10,000 as the county's
portion to look into developing
some form of regional transporta-
See MPO Page 12


LEACH catches two predators


Clewiston Police
Department
arrests men

Elizabeth Hiriart
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- For the ump-
teenth time, the Clewiston Po-
lice Department and its LEACH
Task Force have directly helped:
to put possible sexual preda-
tors behind bars.
Using the Internet as a tool,
area cops scour chat rooms
and other websites in search
of criminals solely interested in


engaging in indecent commu-
nications with minors.
As local cops have found,
there aren't a lacking number
of predators in the world, and
while they can't catch them all,
every little bit helps.
Recently, the police depart-
ment assisted two agencies in
arresting two men who were
involved in child exploitation.
One of the investigations had
been ongoing for five months,
until officials arrested Donald J.
Boehman, 36, of Louisville, Ky.
The suspect is said to have
been involved in the posses-
sion and distribution of child


pornography.
Posing as a minor, local de-
tectives were sent 16 pictures
by a person they knew only as
"ukalum 93." They had been
carrying on online conversa-
tions with the man, who clearly
was not interested in just talk-
ing.
After the images were sent
to the detective, the Kentucky
State Police served a search
warrant on Boeham's home.
The search revealed numerous
images of children in sexually
explicit poses.
See Predators Page 12


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A dedicated visitor
John McWhorter, of Fort Myers, has been coming to Clew-
iston once a week for the past 25 years to enjoy Lake
Okeechobee. Last week, the man, prepared to go out on
the water once again.


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History museum to be built in honor of Belle Glade farm family


WEST PALM BEACH The
Wedgworth family's companies
have donated a significant gift
to the Historical Society of Palm
Beach County's capital campaign
to build the Richard and Pat John-
son Palm Beach County History
Museum. The much-anticipated,
first county-wide history museum
is scheduled to open in March
2008 within the historic 1916
Courthouse in downtown West
Palm Beach. Three generations
of Wedgworths have transformed
the agricultural community of
Western Palm Beach County en-
abling the county's production
to be marketed across the United
States.
"There is so much to be
learned about the present and
the future of our community by
understanding our past," said
George Wedgworth, Chairman of
the Board of the Wedgworth com-
panies who, along with his sisters
Barbara Oetzman and the late
Helen Boynton, made the gift to
the Museum. "Palm Beach Coun-
ty's history is anchored in agricul-
ture being the key economic en-
gine throughout the 201h Century.
Yet, many -residents today have
little understanding about the
economic role agriculture plays in
the region. We believe this knowl-
edge is important for the success
of future generations."
The Wedgworth family came
to Palm Beach County in 1930
when Herman Wedgworth ac-
cepted a position as a research
plant pathologist at the University
of Florida's Everglades Research
& Education Center in Belle
Glade. He is credited with discov-
ering a manganese deficiency a
soil nutrient deficiency in the
growing of winter vegetables.


Submitted photos
Ruth Wedgworth and her son, George Wedgworth.


Ruth Wedgworth and the staff in the cornfields at Wedgworth
Farms.


With the addition of minor nutri-
ents, the Everglades Agricultural
Area (EAA) is now considered,


at the national level, as an almost
ideal place to farm. Recognizing
that the family's financial future


was tied to the land, Wedgworth
began acquiring virgin land for
farming. Additionally, he began
the construction of a fertilizer
plant, vegetable pre-cooling plant,
and packing house so fresh pro-
duce could be shipped to markets
along the east coast. Unfortunate-
ly, he was tragically killed at the
age of 37. His wife, Ruth Springer
Wedgworth, took over for her
husband and worked side-by-
side with the farm's employees to
build Wedgworth Farms, and the
packing house and fertilizer plant,
Wedgworth, Inc.
The Wedgworth's only son,
George, attended Michigan State
University, where he earned a de-
gree in Agricultural Engineering.
Upon graduation, he and his wife,
Peggy Rawls Wedgworth returned
to Belle Glade to help his mother
run the family businesses. George
Wedgworth is credited for recog-
nizing the stability that growing
sugarcane gave to the Glades
area vegetable farms. In 1960, he
and 16 fellow Glades area farm-
ers banded together and formed
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative
of Florida (Cooperative). The Co-
operative is Belle Glade's single
largest employer and consists of
some 48 grower-members all lo-
cated in Palm Beach County. The
primary functions of the Coopera-
tive are the harvesting, transport-
ing and processing of sugarcane
and the marketing of raw sugar.
In the late 1990s, the Coop-
erative with Florida Crystals Cor-
poration; purchased RSI, a sugar
refinery in Yonkers, New York so
that the Cooperative could bring
sugar from the fields of Palm
Beach County to dining room ta-
bles in the eastern United States.
Total vertical integration of the


Community banks are


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Celebrating life is focus


of Baby Shower events


PALM BEACH COUNTY In
September, Families First hosted
two baby shower events for 30
high-risk pregnant women. One
baby shower was in Belle Glade
and a second in West Palm
Beach.
"Celebrating the birth of a
child is one of the wonders of life.
At Families First we help these
women celebrate by giving them
these baby showers," said, Julie
Swindler, Executive Director of
Families First. Most of the women
attending wouldn't have had the
opportunity to even have a show-
er to celebrate their pregnancy if
it weren't for Families First.
Families' First offices were
decorated with balloons, stream-
ers and party favors for all! There
was plenty of food. A baby show-
er wouldn't be complete without
plenty of fun baby shower games.
Among the games the moms
played was who can drink from
a baby bottle the fastest and baby
bingo. Each expectant mother left
the shower with a baby gift bas-
ket packed with diapers, wipes,
baby shampoo, lotion, powder,
bibs and a receiving blanket.
The women attending the


shower were also provided with
educational materials for having
a healthy baby during pregnancy
and after. They also received a
brand new Graco-Century baby
car seat, a gift that every mom
needs.
"We could never have done
these showers without the sup-
port from community donations,"
stated Ms. Swindler.
The Targeted Outreach for
Pregnant Women Act (TOPWA)
one of six programs under The
Families First umbrella, was fund-
ed by the Florida Legislature in
1998, as a unique street outreach
program where our specially
trained staff goes out into the
community and engage women
who may be pregnant and at risk
of not having a healthy baby. The
program offers free pregnancy
testing, free HIV testing and link-
age to appropriate community
services and resources to bring
healthy children into the world.
Anyone wanting to donate
new baby items or volunteer to
help us with the next baby show-
er should contact Families First
at (561) 881-5572 or on line at
www.familiesfirstpbc.org.


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HENDRY COUNTY First
Bank, a member of the Inde-
pendent Community Bankers
of America (ICBA), which rep-
resents 5,000 community banks
nationwide, said that community
banks remain a stable source of
mortgage and small business
loans even as the national mar-
ket is being buffeted by talk of a
credit crunch.
"Despite talk of a credit crunch,
the truth is community banks are
open for business," said Deborah
Van Sickle, Senior Vice President
of First Bank. "Community bank-
ing is a relationship-oriented
business. First Bank is here for
our community to not only help
families get a Mortgage Loan, but
help them get a Mortgage Loan
that's right for them for in the
long-term. So, whether you are
a first time home buyer or a bor-
rower who hopes to refinance an
existing mortgage, you will serve
yourself well if you start your loan
search with us."
The community banking busi-
ness is weathering this latest crisis
in the mortgage market because
local banks are well run, highly
capitalized and among the most
highly regulated industry in the


country. "Local banks provide
a stable and reliable source of
mortgage money," stated Miller
Cause, President of First Bank.
"We encourage community resi-
dents and business owners to
come see us. Our staff is avail-
able to discuss your Mortgage
Loan needs and any other loan
request."
S"Wall Street may be suffering
but our community banks are in
solid shape and open for busi-
ness" said Mali Chamness, City of
Clewiston Mayor "Banks arethe
foundation of economic develop-
ment as well as community re-
development. Today, consumers
and communities can continue to
rely on local, community banks
that have succeeded in helping
the community and economy at
large."
First Bank was established
in 1922 and has three offices in
Hendry County and one in Lee
County and looking forward to
the opening of their Moore Ha-
ven office in 2008. First Bank's
main office is located at 300 East
Sugarland Hwy, or you can reach
them at 863-983-8191 or www.
firstlbank.net.


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operations took place with the
acquisition of Tate & Lyle North
America's Domino Sugar refiner-
ies (located in Baltimore, Md, and
Chalmette, La.) and Distribution
Centers. To broaden its national
marketing footprint, California-
based C & H Sugar was acquired
in 2005. Today, the conglomerate
also has an international presence
with the acquisition of Redpath
Sugar in Toronto, Canada.
Wedgworth Farms, Inc. and
Wedgworth's, Inc. are still fam-
ily owned and operated in Palm
Beach County. Although George
Wedgworth still remains Chair-
man of the Board of the Wedg-
worth companies, the day-to-day
operations have been turned over
to his son, Dennis, who is presi-


dent of both companies. While
George Wedgworth was at the
center of growing the sugar busi-
ness, Dennis was busy growing
the family's operations. Today,
Wedgworth Farms, Inc. grows
sugarcane and rice and has ex-
tensive cattle ranches in central
Florida. The fertilizer business has
expanded with the acquisition of
an additional fertilizer company
making Wedgworth, Inc. the larg-
est retail fertilizer company in the
state.
The three remaining genera-
tions of the Wedgworth family re-
side in Palm Beach County. They
have been active in supporting
the local community through
their philanthropic efforts as well
as time and service.


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By Dan Culbert
Okeechobee Extension
Horticulture Agent
Last week's gardening column
on the Yellow-necked caterpil-
lar that is chewing up local oaks
has opened up a "can of worms."
Our Master Gardeners have been
crawling with all kinds of caterpil-
lar calls in the past week.
Today's column will talk about
one of these critters that came
from a local lawn. This one is
worth worrying about, as it's that
time of year to be dealing with
turf caterpillars too. Identifica-
tion is very important, as we have
had a few others creepy crawlies
in our local Florida Yards that are
not a problem. And the decision
on what if anything to do depends
on whom they are.
From Grass to FrassOne of last
week's office, visitors brought in
a container filled with a bunch
of caterpillars collected from his
lawn. They were generally tan in
color, but had some thin stripes of
color running the length of their
two-inch long bodies. A close
look at their eyes showed they
were striped too! Our visitor said
they have reduced a part of his
lawn to a pile of frass the polite
word for what these insects leave
behind.
The identification stumped
me at first. I've seen and heard of
caterpillars that can consume our
Florida lawns, but had not seen
these worms. When disturbed,
they had an inchworm-like habit:
"they are kind of loopy," I said
- and that prompted Angela to
suggest that maybe they are some
kind of looper.
Boy was she right! A little
searching around and she nailed it
- these crawlies are called Striped
Grass Loopers, one of three com-
mon caterpillars that can chomp
down a lawn. Alachua County
Horticulture Agent Wendy Wil-
ber reports that besides this
striped grass looper (SGL), two
other lawn caterpillars active at
this time of year, are tropical sod
webworms TSW) and fall army-
worms (FA). The caterpillars alT
develop into moths, but you nor-
mally don't notice the adults un-
less the outbreak is severe.
To get a sense of ho:w\ bad an
infestation is before your lawn
completely disappears, moni-
tor for the caterpillars L ook for
chewed lea'res and ,:llr:'.' -p the
search with a soil drench. Drench
;the soil with a soap solution of
two tablespoons .of dishwash-


Courtesy photo/Dan Culbert
These were the caterpillars recently found chewing up a small
pasture in Okeechobee. The Striped Grass Looper can also
consume lawns.


ing soap in two gallons of water;
pour this solution over a square
yard of grass and watch for pests
crawling out of the soil and on to
the grass blades.
If you are able to identify as
few as three loopers or army-
worms per square foot, it's time
to take corrective action. For
the tropical sod webworms, the


threshold is much higher wait
to treat until levels are as many as
10 to 20 tropical sod webworms
square foot.
There are many beneficial in-
sects that feed on these caterpil-
lars. Dr. Ron Cave, a Bio-Control
expert at the UF Research Center
in Ft. Pierce, found that in Hon-
duras there are as many as 31


different kinds of predators and
parasites that can consume this
species. There are not as many as
that here, but ants, ground bee-
tles, rove beetles and wasps can
all eat these lawn-munching cat-
erpillars. Bottom-line: try to use
pesticides as a last resort, and use
the least toxic method first.
If you catch the caterpillars
when they are still young, a prod-
uct containing Bacillus thuringi-
ensis or "Bt" will work. Some
trade names for products with
this material are Dipel, Thuricide
or Safer's Caterpillar killer. If the
problem is ongoing, you will
need to spot treat with an insecti-
cide like Scott's MaxGard orSevin.
Insecticide use should be ideally
timed for about two weeks after
peak moth activity noted, and is
most effective in the early evening
when larvae begin feeding.
Baker County CED Mike Sweat
also says these are a problem in
pastures. The striped grass looper
damage is similar to the chew-
ing on forages done by fall ar-
myworm. And like the fall army-
worm, female moths prefer to lay
their eggs on tender new growth.
Population studies have found
that some kinds qf pasture grass-
es are favored by the loopers, so
get with us for the research re-
sults if these insects are affecting
your business of growing pasture
grasses.


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IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER
193.122,(2) FLORIDA STATUTES, HENDRY
COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS ARE
HEREBY ADVISED THAT THE 2007
HENDRY COUNTY TAX ROLLS, WITH
THE EXCEPTION OF PROPERTIES
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ADJUSTMENT BOARD FOR WHICH
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INI/Naji Tobias
On Tuesday, Sept. 25 at a Town Hall meeting at the Belle
Glade city hall commission chambers, Jay and Hina Sama-
ra, owners of Jay's Fashion and Casual Corner, were hon-
ored by the EDGE Center and the city for providing 25 years
of retail service to the Belle Glade area. Pictured from left
are: Belle Glade Assistant City Manager Lillian Tomeu, Hina
and Jay Samara, Belle Glade City Manager Bill Underwood,
Belle Glade Mayor Donald Garrett, Kevin Johns, director of
Economic Development for Palm Beach County, and EDGE
Center Executive Director Suzanne Harper.


Geovani Corado and Mariana Martinez, representatives
of the new Bowling Supermarket and Restaurant in Belle
Glade, were honored by the EDGE Center and the city of
Belle Glade for opening their new business on July 2. Pic-
tured from left are Belle Glade Assistant City Manager Lil-
lian Tomeu, Bowling Supermarket and Restaurant owners
Geovani Corado and Mariana Martinez, Belle Glade Mayor
Donald Garrett, Belle Glade City Manager Bill Underwood,
Kevin Johns, the director of Economic Development for
Palm Beach County, and EDGE Center Executive Director
Suzanne Harper.


Odeh Sa'ad and Atef Ali, who are the owners of Home D6cor
in Belle Glade, are proud honorees of a start-up business
award from the EDGE Center and the city of Belle Glade.
Pictured from left are Belle Glade Assistant City Manager
Lillian Tomeu, Home Decor store owner Atef Ail, Belle Glade
Mayor Donald Garrett, Belle Glade City Manager Bill Under-
wood, Kevin Johns, the director of Economic Development
for Palm Beach County, and EDGE Center Executive Direc-
tor Suzanne Harper.


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Center and the City of Belle Glade for his start-up business,
which opened about a year ago. Pictured from left are Belle
Glade Assistant City Manager Lillian Tomeu, Baby Time
owner Albert Dowdell, Belle Glade Mayor Donald Garrett,
Belle Glade City Manager Bill Underwood, Kevin Johns, the
director of Economic Development for Palm Beach County,
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Letter to the Editor


Regional park
plans progress
To the Citizens of LaBelle,
Hendry County, Glades county
and the entire Southwest Florida
area:
It was several months ago I de-
cided to take up the challenge re-
garding the Leased Land that the
City of LaBelle has had from the
Water Management District since
1991. A deadline from the District
of April 2008 was given to pro-
duce a plan for a Regional Park.
The 176 acre Property is located
on the North side of the river just
to the east of Hwy 29 with a mile
of river front. With the help of
several other devoted citizens we
were able to produce a passive
recreational park concept for the
property. After the first workshop,
which we heard concerns from
both proponents and opponents'
and we have tried to take every-
one's concerns and passions into
account.' We have been able to
gather the support of numerous
Gov. Agencies' who support such
an endeavor. Our plans include a
Butterfly Garden, picnicking area,
green open space a possible wet-


land restoration area, fishing pier
and kayaking area. Most of this
activity would take place along
the river.
The remainder of the land
would be hiking trails for bird
watching and environmental en-
thusiasts or just plan exercise.
For us this is a rare opportu-
nity to utilize a large piece of riv-
erfront land for the enjoyment of
the public.
These opportunities are very
rare as river front land is at such
a premium.
This is just the beginning of a
project that should have already
been in place and I am encourag-
ing all citizens who are interested
to see such a park come to tuition
to please come to our next work-
shop on Nov. 1 2007 at 7 p.m.
in the LaBelle Civic Center and
show your support. We are open
to all suggestions for improving
the design and activities that may
be incorporated. But please keep
in mind our intentions are for pas-
sive recreation and to restore the
property to its original state as
much as possible.
My Thanks to those who have
helped get us to this point: Mar-


garet England, Nikki Yeager, John
Capace, Mitch Hutchcraft, The
Dept of Interior Joyce Mazourek
and Bill Thomas, SFWMD, De-
partment of Forestry, SW Conser-
vancy, Audubon.
To address the city commis-
sioners please contact maryjowi-
Ison@citylabelle.com.
Sincerely
Craig Bartoshuk
craigmary@juno.com

Thank you
To All Involved,
I never thought I'd be writing a
letter like this.
Last year, in August, I became
sick. Since then I had to have sev-
eral surgical procedures. It wasn't
a very happy time but with the
support of a lot of people, I got
through it.
Now, another event occurs. My
best friend and companion in life
fall ill in May. Unfortunately, she
gets worse and by August of this
year, she had to be hospitalized.
Things happen in life that you
never expect. Her lower leg had
to be removed; however terrible
that sounds, it could have been


worse.
She has been in the Hendry
County Regional Medical Center
now for 75 days. I would like to
thank all the people who were
involved with her recuperation,
care and recovery.
There are so many.
First her surgeon, Dr. Carroll.
Next the CNAs, nurses, house-
keeping, staff, cafeteria people
and maintenance crew. Thanks
from the bottom of our hearts.
Also deserving are the person-
nel in administration, especially
Larry Meadows, who helped us
through all the paperwork and
red tape involved.
There are so many who have
helped, it's impossible to name
them all. But I'll try.
United Way's Arlene Ben-
incourt, David McClusky, all of
Andrea's friends who came to
visit, all of my friends who did the
same, and the people who just
gave encouragement in the halls.
I'm not a very religious person;
however, I'd like to thank God for
hearing my prayers.
Thank you all for everything,
Tom Wallace
Andrea Trebly


Are you ready willing, and able to change your life?


By Mary Ruth Prouty
Hendry/Glades
Health Department
To succeed at making lifestyle
changes you need to answer YES
to the question, "Are you ready,
willing, and able to change?"
The experts say that for people to
change, making the change must
be important to them. In other
words, you must have good rea-


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Red Cross Poker
Run planned
'On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9
a.m., the American Red Cross
Sixth Annual Poker Run will be
held. The Glades Branch Sixth
Annual Poker Run & Bike Fest
around Lake Okeechobee will
start at John Stretch Park, Lake
Harbor. Registration begins at 9
a.m. All cards are to be turned in
by 4 p.m. Prizes, drawings, con-
tests and a barbeque dinner will
be: held. Registration fee is $30
per person $45 per couple. For
tickets and information, please
call (888)-237-7408 or online at
www.redcross-pbc.org.

Scout pack
to meet
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets on
Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the
Parish Hall of St. Margaret Catho-
lic Church (208 North Deane Duff
Avenue). We welcome ALL boys
from first through fifth grades.
We're what scouting is all about!
Call (561) 723-6753 with ques-
tions. Applications are also avail-
able at the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce.

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sons to change. You must have
more reasons to change than rea-
sons not to change. The experts
also say that you must be con-
fident and believe that you can
change.
To succeed, take what you
want to do and break it down into
small steps. Then think about .a
few things you are ready, willing,
and able to change. Leave other
habits that you don't feel ready,


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willing, and able to change for
another time.
What are you ready, willing,
and able to change? To answer
this question, think about your
current eating and activity hab-
its. What foods do you buy? Are
you ready to leave some of the
less healthy things on the shelf in-
stead of putting them in your cup-
board? How active are you? Are


The Alzheimer's support
group will meet regularly on the
first and third Tuesday of each
month.
For more information, please
call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at
(863) 983-5123.

Emotions
Anonymous meets
Emotions Anonymous meets
at Palm Terrace Nursing Home,
301 South Gloria Street, from 4 to
5 p.m. each Thursday.

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Free finance,
housing advice
Free finance and housing as-
sistance information is available
to assist the citizens of the com-
munity in getting practical and
helpful information on Credit
Restoration, How to raise your
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right Mortgage, Minority Grants,
Grant Writing, Housing Assistance
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first time homebuyers. Spanish
translation is available. For more
information, please contact CW
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you willing to give up some tube
time to get active? Try to keep an
honest food record for a few days
to get a true picture of what you
eat. Based on your current habits,
start with a few changes that are
easy to tackle. Pick some changes
that you want to do the most, and
that will make the biggest impact.
Perhaps choose one change'in
your eating habits and another in


Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for a
child? Only 60 percent of Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hen-
dry County children taken from
their homes due to allegations
of abuse or neglect have a vol-
unteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL)
to protect their interests. A GAL
volunteer has the opportunity to
be a champion for an abused,
neglected or abandoned child in
court and within the community,
strongly 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 classroom
instruction, volunteers must put
in two hours of courtroom ob-
servation.

Volunteer to
Help in court
A volunteer position available
as a Court appointed Juvenile Ar-
bitrator for the Twentieth Circuit
in LaBelle. The court is respon-
sible for imposing sanctions on
first time juvenile offenders. If
interested, please call (239) 458-
7088.

Diabetes
classes offered
Free Diabetes Education class-
es are being offered at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Call
Toni at (863) 983-1123 for more
information.

Stop the violence
Services available
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Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National
Weather Service for LaBelle, Clewiston and the surround-
ing area:
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy with a high near 86, South wind between 8 ahd 10
mph
Thursday night: A 40 percent of showers and thunderstorms
before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind
around 8 mph.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after
8 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind between 7
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Friday night: A 40 percent'chance of showers and thun-
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Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind at 5 mph becom-
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Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 86.
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with a low around 75.
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high near 84.


activity. Remember: don't try to
change everything at once.
For example, maybe you
tend to eat a bowl' of ice cream
every night while you watch TV.
Can you switch that ice cream
to a healthier snack? Maybe you
can eat a fruit or a small bowl of
cereal or just a smaller portion
of ice cream. Maybe you have
the unhealthy habit of skipping
meals and usually means you'll


Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic/sexual violence in our com-
munity. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved
in the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811, 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. to speak with an
advocate.

CREW seeks help
and donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking volunteers to assist
residents with continued repairs
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!
We are also looking for dona-
tions of furniture, bedding, and
appliances for our clients who
are still in need of these every day
items.
For more information or to
donate please contact CREW at
(863) 983-2390 or come by our
office located at Harlem Acade-
my Daycare Center, (944 Harlem
Academy Ave.) Room #12. You
can also email us at crewhead-
quarters@hotmail.com.


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make up for it later. Can you
plan for those skipped lunches or
breakfasts with a piece of fruit or
a healthy granola bar? For physi-
cal activity can you take 15 min-
ute break from the TV and go for
a walk? Or maybe you can walk
for 15 minutes in the morning or
at lunch time. It's your decisions
- what are you ready, willing and
able to do for you?


New times set
for AA meetings
Alcoholic Anonymous meet-
ings are now held at Community
Presbyterian Church, 417 Royal
Palm Avenue, on Tuesdays from
8-9 p.m. as well as Fridays and
Saturday from 7-8 p.m. Meet-
ings also take place on Thurs-
days at the Palm Terrace Nursing
Home, 301 S. Gloria Street, from
4-5 p.m. Meetings also take place
on Monday and Thursdays at 7
p.m. at Clewiston Gospel- Min-
istries Church, 5 miles south on
Flaghole Road.

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

Ladies Auxiliary
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Wednesday. Dinners are served
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Arrest Report
This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who
is listed here and who is
later found not guilty, or has
the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to in-
form the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and
print it.
Western Palm
Beach County

Belle Glade
Kontiki Curry, 28, of West
Avenue A, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Oct. 9, by PBSO on a
warrant charging her with mak-
ing an obscene phone call and
stalking. She was released under
supervision.
Shantique. Smith, 25, of
Southwest A Avenue, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 9, by PBSO
on an active Sarasota warrant-two
counts of fraud. She was released
on a surety bond.
Wilfred Demezier, 29, of
Southwest Avenue B, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 9, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
contempt of court- violation of su-
pervised release. He was released
under supervision.
Shanice Johnson, 18, of
North Main Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 9, by PBSO
on a warrant charging her with
aggravated battery. No bond was
set.
Jaquanda Mathis, 26, of
Northwest Avenue D, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 10, by PBSO
on a warrant chatging her with
felony battery. No bond was set.
Eleazar Barragan, 38, of
Belle Glade Gardens was arrested
Oct. 11 and charged with Kidnap/
false imprisonment of an adult,
battery, touch or strike; held with-
out bond.
Michael Schriber, 46, of
Northwest Second Street; was
arrested Oct 11, charged with
burglary/dwelling using a vehicle
to cause damage, Attempt to so-
licit or conspire he is held without
bond.
Eric Merrill Lewis, 37 of


Southeast Second Street was ar-
rested Oct 11 and charged with
fraud, uttering a false instrument
and use of another person's I.D.
without consent, he was released
on $6,000 bond.
Reginald Marquis Hender-
son, 31 of Southwest Seventh,
was arrested Oct 11, charged with
possession of cocaine and lar-
ceny, removal of a shopping cart
without permission; held without
bond.
Lola T. Coe, 29, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade was
arrested Oct 12 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill;
held without bond.
Elija Kenneth Rivera, 32, of
Northeast First Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested Oct. 12 and charged
with driving under the influence
and driving while license can-
celled; held Without bond.
Rasunda Darcell Washing-
ton, 21, of Palm Glades drive,
. Belle Glade was arrested Oct. 13,
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon; held with-
out bond.
Cordell Alexander Wash-
ington, 20, of N. State road 715,
Belle Glade was arrested Oct 13,
charged violation of probation,
burglary of a dwelling, robbery
of a residence/home invasion
without a firearm and larceny
of $300 or more but less than
$5,000. Bond for this crime is set
at $3,000, but held without bond
for other crime.
Isaac Hornsby, 25, of South-
west Fourth Street, Belle Glade
was arrested Oct. 13 for violation
of probation battery on a police
officer, violation of probation;
held without bond.
Robert Lee Nero, 43, of
Southwest Third Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested Oct 14 and
charged with possession of co-
caine and possession of not more
than 20 grams of marijuana, re-
leased on surety bond of $3,000.

Pahokee
Melissa Johnson, of A Peli-
can Lake, Pahokee, was arrested
on Oct. 10, by PBSO and charged


with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon. No bond was
set.
Tavares A. Lawler, 23, of
Shive Drive, Pahokee was ar-
rested Oct 11 and charged with
failure to appear for a felony: pos-
session and sale of cocaine and
misdemeanor: operating a ve-
hicle while license suspended or
revoked. Held without bond.
Rondelle Booker, 2, of Chris-
topher Wilson, of Tyson Court,
Pahokee, was arrested Oct 14 and
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon; held with-
out bond.
Hendry County

Clewiston
Keioshi Shawntane Evoda
James, 28, was arrested Oct. 15
and charged on a warrant for
VOP: felony. D/S Bonnie Weaver
was the arresting officer.
James Casey Skipper, 25, was
arrested Oct. 5 and charged as a
fugitive from justice in state on
two warrants one for burglary
of an occupied dewlling and a
misdemeanor warrant from Lee
County. Sgt. Shawn Reed was the
arresting officer.
Alexis D. Landa, 44, was ar-
rested Oct. 13 and charged with
open container and carrying a
concealed firearm, possession of
a weapon by a convicted felon
or concealed weapon and VOP:
felony or community control. Sgt.
Juan Soto was the arresting offi-
cer.
Jorge Valido, 30, was arrested
Oct. 11 and charged as a fugitive
from justice in state from Monroe
County. D/S Buchhoffer was the
arresting officer.
Elbert Williams, 59, was ar-
rested Oct. 11 as a fugitive from
justice in state from Collier Coun-
ty. D/S Jackie Garrett was the ar-
resting officer.
Glades County
Woodrow Hough, 30, of
Moore Haven was arrested on the
charge of Disorderly Intoxication.
He was later released on' $500
cash bond.
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12.
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black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 11 inches
tall and weighs
approximately
165 pounds. He
also has tattoos -
on both arms.
The last .
known address
for Beckford was i '
on West Avenue ,-...
A in Belle Glade.
He is wanted Derrick
on charges of Beckford
felony First degree murder with a
firearm.
Anyone with any information
on the whereabouts of this want-
ed fugitive is asked to contact
the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
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raise funds for two scholarships
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Obituaries


Dave Eaves
Dave Eaves, Jr. was born on
March 9, 1967 in Homestead,
Florida. He moved from West
Palm Beach to Clewiston back in
1993 and has made Clewiston his
home for the last 14 years. During
his time here, Dave and his wife
Melodie were members of Big
Lake Air board Club and Florida
Air boarder's Association. Dave
was also a past member of the
Elks Club of Clewiston for two
years and called Evangel Assem-
bly of God his church home. Dave
was a mechanic but was also
known as a person who would
help anyone, anytime, with any
problem and, in fact, was on his
way to help a good friend of the
family on the morning of his ac-
cident. He died on Saturday, Octo-
ber 6, 2007 at the age of 40 years.
Dave was preceded in death
by his maternal grandparents:
Shirley and Dustin Lavold and
his paternal grandfather: Arthur
Eaves. He is survived by his loving
wife, Melodie Eaves of Clewiston
and his sons: Justin and Jesse
Eaves at home. His parents: Da-
vid and Beverly of Clewiston, two
brothers: Carl Eaves of Clewiston
and Shane Eaves of South Caro-
lina, one uncle: Dennis Lavold
of South Carolina, two cousins:
Butch Lavold of South Carolina
and Ronnie Lavold of Virginia, one
nephew Dustin Eaves of South
Carolina and his grandmother
Doreen Eaves of Oklahoma.
Visitation was held on Tues-
day, October 9, 2007 in the Akin-
Davis Funeral Home. Funeral ser-
vices were held on Wednesday,
October 10, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the
Evangel Assembly of God Church
in Clewiston. Inurnment will be
held at a later date. The Eaves
family was assisted with these ar-
rangements by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home. Top of Form

Maria 'Maya' Herrera
Maria "Maya"Herrera, age 85,
of Clewiston, passed away Octo-
ber 13, 2007 at home in Clewis-
ton.
She was born Jan. 17, 1922 in
Donna, Texas, the daughter of the
late Ursalo and Epifania (Rubio)
Arechiga. Maria was a Clewiston
resident since 1950. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Rafael Herrera. Survivors include
two daughters: Rosalinda Frank-
lin and Maria E. Gutierrez, Four
Grandchildren, Tracy Ramiez,
Kenny Howard, II, Vaidemar Gon-
zalez and Gabriel Gutierrez, Two
Great-grandchildren, Cody How-
ard; and Odi Gutierrez.
Funeral services were held
Tue. October 16, 2007 at 11:00 in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
With Pastor Louis Calderon
and Pastor Manuel Manzano of-
ficiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.

George Donald Jones
George Donald Jones, 75, of
Palmdale, passed away on Oct.
5, 2007 in Cape Coral. He was
born Feb. 22, 1932 in Fort Denaud
to the late George Franklin Jones
and the late Maude (Hull) Jones.
Donald was a lifelong resident of
the area. He served in the Korean
War in the Army and received a
Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by
his infant son, Dwight Jones.
He is survived by his sons,
Greg (Robin) Jones of LaBelle,
Justin Jones of Lexington, Ky.,
Jerry (Becky) Jones of Alva,
daughter: Donna (Eddie) Menard
of Caves Springs, Ga.; a brother,
Wade (Margaret) Jones of Lehigh
Acres, sister: Elizabeth Bowen
of Palmdale; his grandchildren,
Tara, Jason, Alex, Holden and Bill
and many beloved aunts, nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside funeral service
was held on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007
at Ortona Cemetery with Rev.
Frank Deerey Jr., officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Henry Keechl, Jr.
Henry Keechl, Jr., age 70, of
Port St. Lucie, died October 14,
2007 in Port Saint Lucie.
He was born Nov. 28, 1936
in Chicago, Ill., the son of the


late Henry and Mary Elizabeth
(Pascher) Keechl Sr.. Mr. Keechl
served in the Air Force retiring af-
ter 20 years service.
He was a lifelong resident of
Clewiston before moving to Mi-
ami-Dade. There he retired and
then moved to Port Saint Lucie.
He enjoyed fishing and the out-
doors. His family was very impor-
tant to him and they will miss him
deeply.
Survivors include his wife:
Delma Jeanette (Mathis) Keechl,
one son: Ken Keechl, compan-
ion Ted Adcock of Fort Lauder-
dale and two daughters: Karen
(Philip) Frazin of Weston, Fla.
and Terri (Mark) Shoenfrelt of
Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; one sister:
Betty Jean Wilkins of South Caro-
lina; five grandchildren: Shawn,
Eric, Ashley, Austin and Tyler; two
great-grandchildren, Weston and
Aurora.
Funeral services were held
Wed. October 17, 2007 at 11:00
a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston with Chaplain Bob
Moore officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Ortona Cemetery,
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.

Pamela Elizabeth
Martin
Pamela Elizabeth Martin, 64, of
Lakeport, died October 14, 2007
at Raulerson Hospital. Mrs. Mar-
tin was born February 2, 1943 in
Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Stan-
ley and Eleanor Heis. She was
the owner of Alice's Restaurant
on the Brighton Reservation, She
came to Lakeport from Ft. Myers
12 years ago. Mrs. Martin was a
member of St. Joseph the Worker
Catholic Church in Moore Haven.
She loved to write children's sto-
ries and poems. Especially, she
loved gardening her roses and
was a member of the Garden
Club of Lakeport.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in
death by her brother, Joseph Heis
and her husband, Kenneth Mar-
tin. She is survived by her son,
Robert Seiber of Louisville, Ky,
three daughters, Peggy (David)
Hannam of Kissimmee, Tracy
Seiber of St. Cloud and Samantha
Alexander of Lakeport; 12 grand-
children; and one great-grand-
daughter.
A memorial service will be held
at 6:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2007
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Friends may make donations


to the charity of their choice in re-
membrance of Mrs. Martin.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeee-
funeralhome.com
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass funeral Home
and crematory, 205 N.E. Second
St., Okeechobee.

Joseph Roger Michaud
Joseph Roger Michaud, age
59, of Clewiston, passed away
October 6, 2007 in Clewiston, FL.
He was born Jan. 22, 1948
in Van Buren, Maine, the son of
John .and Winifred (Desjardins)
Michaud. He is survived by his
wife: Cathy (Smith) Michaud.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.

Isauro Rodriguez
Isauro Rodriguez, age 63, of
Clewiston, passed away October
9, 2007 in Clewiston, Fla.
He was born June 17, 1944 in
Rio Verde, San Luiz Potodi, Mexi-
co, the son of Asencion and San
Juana (Padron) Rodriguez.
Survivors include two broth-
ers: Emilio Rodriquez, Deonisio
Rodriquez and two sisters: Ma-
ria B. Rodriquez, Magdalena R.
Reyes, and a nephew, Robert Ro-
driguez of Clewiston, Fla.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.

William Lorenzo
Lawrence
Washburn, Jr.
I William Lorenzo Lawrence
Washburn, Jr., age 90, of Cape
Coral died at his home on Oct. 4,
2007.
He was born in Lawrence-
.burg, Tenn., on Nov. 8, 1916 to
Mary Lou Holland and William
Lorenzo Washburn and returned
to Ft Myers as an infant in 1916.
He spent his life in Lee and Hen-
dry counties. He retired from.the
Lee County Sheriff's Department
in 1982.
He is preceded in death by
his grandmother Annie E. Hall,
mother Mary Lou Holland and
daughter Beverly Norheim.
Surviving family members in-
clude daughters, Patsy Billo, Tam-
pa, Sandy Bush, Cape Coral, Lisa
(Jeff) Padgett, Bryceville; grand-
children, Rene' Bush, Cape Coral,
Sonja (David) Lusk, Brandon,
Don Bush, Cape Coral, James


Billo (Anne), Tampa, Michael
Billo, Tampa, Jason Nef (Luana),
Jacksonville, Justin Padgett, Bry-
ceville, Lori Hockwald (Dwyer),
Utah, Loma (Richard) Quinn,
California., Ingrid (Ben) Haworth,
Norway, Niel (Betty) Norheim,
California.
Mr. Washburn also leaves be-
hind a number of great-grand-
children including, Sonja Rene'
and Christen Bush, Jesse, Molly
and Shannon Billo, Zachary and
Jeri Lyn Lusk, Walter and Trever
Quinn, Arthur and Ingrid Hock-
wald.
There will be no service. Do-
nations to Hope Hospice will
be greatly appreciated. Special
thanks to the staff at Hope Hos-
pice of North Ft Myers, especially
to his cars caregiver Theila Rowe
and nurses Pam Daya and Cindy
Racz.

Harold B. Wilkinson
Harold B. Wilkinson, age 88,
died Sept. 18, 2007 at his home
in Lake City. He was born Aug.
2, 1919 in Clayton, Ga., to James
Harrison Wilkinson and Mary
Alice (Rushing) Wilkinson. He
graduated from Pahokee High
School, class of 1942. He served
in the Cavalry of the U.S. Army in
WWII. He farmed for many years
in Dade County, specializing in
sweet corn.
He is preceded in death by
his parents and brothers, Klaris
Wilkinson, James H. Wilkinson
Jr., Ellis Wilkinson, Roy Wilkin-
son, and Charles Wilkinson and
his sisters, Elise Hanson and Glad-
ys Boles Parrish.
He is survived by his wife, Beth
Wilkinson; son, Steve Wilkinson
of Pahokee; daughters, Diane
(Robert) Kubina of Lake City;
Jolene (Michael) Blevins of Cony-
ers, Ga., and Theresa (Robert)
Weeks of Lake City. In addition,
he is survived by 10 grandchil-
dren, five great-grandchildren and
one sister, Barbara (Wilkinson)
Shirley of Pahokee.
A memorial service was held
at St. James Episcopal Chapel in
Lake City with the Reverend Su-
san Clayton officiating, she was
assisted by Harold's son-in-law,
the Reverend Michael Blevins.
Those making an expression
of sympathy are asked to consider
St. James Episcopal Church Me-
morial Garden, 518 W. Malone St.
Lake City, 32025 or Holy Nativity
Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 440,
Pahokee, 33476.


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Taekwondo class achieves belt promotions


CLEWISTON On Oct. 6,
Taekwondo Students passed the
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students who participated in the
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Tyler Clemons to Senior Green
Belt, Melanie Mitta to Senior Blue
Belt, Ms. Giovanna Moraflores
to First Degree Probationary
Black Belt, Joshua Deese to Yel-
low Belt, Sherry Davis to Green
Belt, and Zane Sauls to Orange
Belt.
Fourth row participants are
from left to right: Jose Aragus,
Kim Clemons and Doug Clemons
to Green Belt, Manon Thivierge to
Yellow Belt, Ninette Addison to
Brown Belt, Fernando Moraflores
to Senior Red Belt. Mr. Lucas Or-


tiz Trainee Instructor and Mr. Mai-
sonet Chief Instructor.
Mr. Maisonet 'participated in
the National Tournament and


National Testing and passed his
Fourth Degree Black Belt testing
and also brought home two silver
medals one for Sparring and one


for Forms.
Mr. Maisonet is the chief In-
structor at the Clewiston Tae-
kwondo School.


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National champions
On Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Pahokee Middle/Senior High School cafeteria, the Celebration
of Champions Committee honored the Pahokee Blue Devils football team with a dinner
commemorating their accomplishment of winning the national 7-on-7 football champion-
ship this year. The competition was held in Los Angeles July 18-19. The team's cheer-
leaders and their families were also honored. Special guests included Dan Liftman, the
assistant to Congressman Alcee Hastings and Pahokee commissioners Keith Babb and
Allie Biggs. Lots of good food was served, including chicken, ribs, baked beans, drinks
and championship cake. The Sigma Theta Nu step team performed for the team. The din-
ner ended with a slideshow presentation of the team's trek to the national championship.
From left: Jarvis Byrd, Brandin Hawthorne, Nu'Keese Richardson, Marcus Washington,
Martavious Odoms, Joseph Walker, Merrell Noel and Jatavious Miller.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
West Glades Panthers stand proud on the volleyball court as
they go head-to-head with the LaBelle Middle School Bron-
cos for the second time this season. Without a gym of their
own the girls and their coaches have been toughing it out,
practicing outside in the grass rain or shine.

WES volleyball: All champions


West Glades School is excited
about its first ever competitive
sports teams. Coach Wills and
Coach Pio have had a great time
with the volleyball team and have
seen the girls grow tremendously
in spite of the lack of facilities.
Most middle school teams
have a gym, proper equipment
and experience. The girls on the
WGS volleyball team have had to
practice outside in the grass, use
second rate equipment, withstand


heat, rain, wind and anything else
mother nature had to offer.
The coaches are really proud
of all that the girls have accom-
plished this year. Coach Wills said
"We look forward to next year,
when we are able to host teams
at our own facilities. WGS vol-
leyball players have stuck it out
when most players would have
quit. They are young women of
true character and heart."


INI/Nena Bolan

Fishing transportation
John Henry Siler III of Hobe Sound joined his family at the
Antique Outboard Motor Club's event at Fisheating Creek
Campground. He can ride the tiny bike and carry his fish-
ing rod and tackle box, too.


ntroducing...


Glades General Hospital's
Board Certified Surgeon!


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He earned his doctor of medicine degree at Dartmouth
College in 1997. He completed his internship at the
University of Florida in Jacksonville and his residency at
Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Health System. He will commit 100% of his practice to
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Homecoming
Moore Haven football players rode in the parade, throwing candies out to the children.

Sports News in Brief


District Soccer
Shoot planned
The Elks Southeast District
Soccer Shoot will be Saturday,
Oct. 20, at the Sugarland Park
Soccer fields.
Local winners will compete
against representatives from
other Elks lodges in the Southeast
District. Registration begins at 9
a.m. Awards will be presented
along with lunch for participants
and their families at the Clewis-
ton lodge.
Winners advance to the South
Region Soccer Shoot.

Fishing club
seeks volunteers
Big O Bassmasters is a fish-
ing club that also strives to be of
service to its community through
donations with the help of many
sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the
club at (863) 227-0315 or (863)
946-3100 and inquire about mem-
bership. We meet once a month


on a Monday night at the library
meeting room in Moore Haven
with an inter club fishing tourna-
ment on the following Sunday.
For more information, please
contact David at: (863) 946-3100.

Coast Guard
makes house calls
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Did
you know the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive.
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to ar-
range a boat check.

HT3 Outdoors returns
to Clewiston in '07
The Wave Worms HT3 Profes-
sional Bass Tour will be returning
to Roland and Mary Ann Martin's


Marina and Resort in 2007. Among
one day series events and the
Executive Tour Two-Day events,
Clewiston has been awarded the
HT3 2007 Bass Classic Champi-
onship Dec. 2 and 3.

Bass Busters fishing
tourney announced
Bass Busters has announced
its dates scheduled for the 2007
fishing tournament season in-
cluding the Elite Tournament Se-
ries Silver and Gold Divisions; a
Championship Tournament; Su-
perbucks Tournament, an end of
the year tournament that guaran-
tees $10,000 to the first prize win-
ner and the annual Toys for Kids
fishing tourney event to be held in
December 2007. All Bass Busters
tournaments are held in Clewis-
ton, with tournament times from
safelight until 3 p.m.
For more information about
registration and exact dates,
please visit the Bass Busters Web
site at: www.bassbustersflorida.
com or email: chris@bassbusters-
florida.com.


INI/Nena Bolan
West Glades new gym
The new gym for West Glades Elementary School will be a
partially open-air building and some sections will be built
into rooms. The school is located in Muse.




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Clewiston Christian School



announces special dates


The Fall Festival is October 26
from 6 9:00 p.m.
Poinsettia Fundraiser delivery
date is Nov. 30
The 500 gallon gas giveaway
drawing is Dec. 20
Excitement is in the air it's
the Fall Festival at. Clewiston
Christian School, Oct. 26, 6 9
p.m. Here are some of the excit-
ing events we will have: hay rides,
Dunking booth, Bounce house,
Duck pond, The fishing hole, Face


painting and much, much more.
Tickets are five for $1 pre-sale and
four for $1 at the ticket booth. We
will also have a variety of food
items for sale.
Our mail feature this year is
our country store. Get a head
start on your holiday shopping.
We will have a variety of new and
used items from which to choose.
Donations are welcome.
This year we would like to in-
vite the local churches in our com-


munity to participate in our festi-
val at no charge. Set up a booth
and share with others about your
church. You may sell items or just
hand out treats to the children.
If you are interested in setting
up a booth or need more infor-
mation about the festival, you can
contact us at (863) 983-5388, Fax
us at (863) 983-5027 or visit at
www.clewistonchristian.org.
Hope to see you there!


Conscious Fathering class planned


Submitted photo/Melissa Hall

Reading superstars
Eastside Elementary School's fourth grade "Reading Superstar" students that met their
weekly AR goal enjoyed singing like American idols.


School Happenings


Clewiston
Middle School
CMS and Local Businesses
stand up for student success
The Stand Up Campaign at
CMS will continue to recognize
and reward students for aca-
demic achievement as well as
good behavior throughout the
year. We are focusing our efforts
on giving our star students the
recognition they deserve and the
motivation to continue their hard
work. CMS wants to demonstrate
to students that hard work pays
off. Each month a group of stu-
dents meeting certain criteria will
be recognized. Last year, up to 85
percent of the students at CMS
were rewarded with one event or
another.
For the month of September,
approximately 600 students were
rewarded for meeting AYP (ad-
equate yearly progress) on last
year's FCAT. A slushy social was
held for each grade level on Sept.
26-28. In addition, students won
door prizes and played games.
We welcome and encourage
contributions to the campaign.
Thank you to Bealls Outlet, CVS
Pharmacy, and Dr. Weiland D.D.S.
for contributing prizes and/or
financial assistance. We would
greatly appreciate volunteers or
donations of any kind to assist in
the improvement and growth of
the program.

Eastside Elementary
Parents, mark this date on your
calendar: Nov. 5, we will be hav-
ing our Camp Jamboree from 5-8
p.m. Be sure to check next week's
paper for further information.

Central Elementary
School
Hello, everyone! The students
at Central Elementary School
(CES) continue to work very hard
every day on their reading, writ-
ing, math, and science. All the
students are reading every morn-
ing, during our 90-minute reading
block.
Mrs. Rodriguez's third grade
class held a mock Olympics for
her class. This was to help the
students understand how the cer-
emonies of the Olympics work.
There were four countries: Africa,
United States, Great Britain, and
Canada. The sports consisted of
Wheel Barrel, Sprint/dribble, and
Jump rope. There were gold, sil-
ver and bronze medals awarded.
At the closing ceremonies, the
gold medal winners got to hear
their country's national anthem.
The countries' flags were made
by the students who represented
that country.
First Grade has been reading
a story called "All That Corn." It
was a fun story to read !! The sto-
ry is about the process in which
corn grows and how it ends up
at our homes. In class, the stu-
dents and teachers talk about all
the different things that are made
from corn. During the week, the
students bring in snacks that are
made from corn, such as corn
bread, corn chips, popcorn, corn
dogs, corn pudding, and corn
flakes. At the end of the week,
some of the students shuck corn
from the cob, talk about the dif-
ferent parts of the corn, and cook
it and eat it !!
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Central Elementary teacher Mrs. Rodriguez and her third
graders held a mock Olympics for her class. This was to help
the students understand how the ceremonies of the Olympics
work. Mrs. Rodriguez and her students are pictured with the
countries' flags that were made by students who represented
that country.


Central Elementary third graders enjoy practicing croquet
outside.


Wood, the school nurse at CES,
for applications and instructions.
One can also call (888) 540-5437
or apply online at www.florida-
kidcare.org
The students in the After
School Program are working
hard! Please contact the school
at (863) 983-1550, if you have any
questions.
The students are also enjoy-
ing all of the enrichment activities
available at CES.
Our current and upcoming
events are as follows:
Chili Bingo is this Thursday,
October 18 !! The Chili Bingo is
a wonderful evening where stu-
dents with their families come and
play bingo, enjoy chili, hot dogs,
and desserts, and then they win
prizes during the bingo games. It
has been a tradition at CES since
we first opened in 1989.
Friday, Oct. 19 Professional
Day (no school for students)
Monday, Oct. 22 Picture
re-takes. The picture re-takes are


for students who were unable to
have pictures taken the first time
and for staff members who have
not taken an identification photo
yet.
Thursday, Oct. 25 Second
grade musical program
The second grade students
are busy practicing for their mu-
sical production, "Spaced Out".
It will be performed on Oct. 25,
at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ALL second
grade students are involved in this
program and we hope to see ev-
eryone there! The program helps
the students learn about the solar
system. Ask your child to name
the planets for you!
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Report
Cards go home with students!

Eastside Elementary
Parents, mark this date on your
calendar: Nov. 5, we will be hav-
ing our Camp Jamboree from 5-8
p.m. Be sure to check next weeks
paper for further information.


CLEWISTON Dads-to-be
and dads of newborns now have
somewhere to turn to learn the
ropes. "Parenting has never been
an easy job, and it is more difficult
today than ever before," said Judy
Paskvan, Healthy Families Pro-
gram Manager. "We are providing
the Conscious Fathering Class to
help prepare men for the unique
challenges of fatherhood."
The Conscious Fathering class
gives dads hands on experience in
caring for their infants. Dads will


learn how to hold, diaper, burp,
and comfort their babies. Each
dad will practice with a life-size
doll as facilitators Jim Martinson
and Melba Sanchez demonstrate
the techniques. Other classes will
be offered on various topics to
help dads become comfortable
and understand how important
they are in the lives of their babies.
Topics include soothing a fussy
baby, when to take your baby to
the doctor, reading to your baby
and more.


The next Conscious Fathering
Class will be held from 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at
Harlem Academy Child Care, 944
Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewis-
ton. This Class will be available in
English and Spanish. Door prizes
and refreshments are provided.
For more information, contact
the Healthy Families Program in
Clewiston at (863) 902-3311 ext
528 or 532. Healthy Families is a
program of Hendry County Health
Department.


School News in Brief


CMS plans
SAC meeting
Clewiston Middle School will
hold a meeting of the School Ad-
visory Council on Monday, Oct.
22, at 5:15 p.m. in the Confer-.
ence Room in the Administration
Building. All interested are invited
and encouraged to attend. This
committee 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 22 de Oc-
tubre a las 5:15 p.m. en el Salbn
de Conferencias del Edificio de la,
Direccibn. Todos interesados son
bienvenidos para asistir.

H.E.R.E. Homeschool
support group
H.E.R.E. will start meeting
again every second Thursday of
the month. The first meeting will
be held on Thursday, Oct. 11,
from 10 a.m. to noon. The group
will meet at Sugarland Park,
across from the Tigers' baseball
field. Ideas for field trips, etc. are
welcomed.
For more information, call
(863) 228-4796.

Breakfast available
at Hendry schools
Hendry County Schools offer
Breakfast at no charge to all of
their students, every school day.
Breakfast times may vary from
school to school, so check with
your child's school office for the
time schedule. Breakfast is the
most important meal and needs
to be a part if your child's educa-
tional day. The National School
Breakfast Program was enacted
to ensure that school children are
being served a nutritious break-
fast daily. Studies have proven
that higher academic and social
achievement occur when chil-
dren eat breakfast. Make sure that
your child starts off his day right
with breakfast at Hendry County
Schools.

School Lunch
prices increase
Due to inflation of food and
labor cost, the Hendry County
School Board has had to increase
lunch prices for all Hendry Coun-
ty Schools. The price increase is
as follows: Elementary School
Lunch $1.50, Middle and High
School Lunch $1.75 and Adult
Lunch $2.50.

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
Syngenta Crop Protection Schol-
arship. 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.tucker@ffva.com.

Scout Pack
to meet
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets on
Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the
Parish Hall of St. Margaret Catho-
lic Church (208 North Deane Duff
Avenue). We welcome ALL boys
from first through fifth grades.
We're what scouting is all about!
Call (561) 723-6753 with ques-
tions. Applications also be picked


up at the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce.

Literacy program
offered at library
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 intensive training workshops
to certify these volunteers. The
services are offered to adults 18
and over who recognize the need
to read and write with more pro-
ficiency. Sessions are free and
the hours are flexible, scheduled
around the needs of the individu-
als who sign up for the program.
Each person will be assessed by
the program director and paired
with a certified tutor. In an effort
to meet the needs of the commu-
nity, the sessions will take place at
the Clewiston Library, as well as
in Harlem. For more information,
please drop by the Clewiston or
Harlem Library for an application.
You may also contact the Program
Director, Sue Vaughn, at the Clew-
iston Library, (863) 983-1493 or
at home at (863) 983-1365. The
paperwork is also available from
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston Li-
brary Dir6ctor (863) 983-1947 or
Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.

Youth training
program open
TechBride Youth training ser-
vices 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 con-
duct job searches and assistance
with continuance of their educa-
tional goals. For more information
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 regu-
lar meetings every first Thursday


of each month at the Youth Cen-
ter 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 Monday of each month
at various homes. We discuss ed-
ucation issues, programs and up-
coming events. Please call (863)
983-8710 or (863) 983-6161 for
more information. We would love
to have you join us.

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Predators
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Boehman was taken into cus-
tody and is awaiting both federal
and state charges relating to nu-
merous counts and charges.
At the same time, detectives
were .hot on the trail of another
man, an online persona named
"twitch 1973," which detectives
tracked back to 36-year-old Jo-


seph Forbes, of Moon Township,
Penn.
Beginning in September, the
user contacted who he believed
was a 14-year-old girl living in
Clewiston. Little did he realize
that it was really an undercover
police officer.
Just as with the earlier case,
the suspect transmitted 11 por-
nographic images to the girl. The
digital images that were sent var-
ied in nature, but all were deemed


to be harmful content with regard
to the viewing of such images by
a minor.
The person also proposed to
commit various sex acts.
The Pennsylvania Office of the
Attorney General had been close-
ly monitoring Forbes for a year
before his contact with Clewiston
Police.
When he was arrested, Forbes
reportedly admitted to Pennsyl-
vania authorities that he has had


several inappropriate contacts
with minors via the Internet, ac-
cording to the Clewiston Police
Department.
Forbes is in custody awaiting
arraignment, where he will have
to answer for his offenses in Flor-
ida.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment continues working on simi-
lar cases, according to officials.
Elizabeth Hiriart
can be reached at
ehiriart@newszap.com


Teachers and librarians invited to workshop


FORT MYERS Fifth-grade
teachers and elementary school
librarians from communities
around Lake Okeechobee are
invited to participate in a "Great
Water Odyssey" workshop at
Eastside Elementary School in
Clewiston on October 27 from
8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Openings
are available in the free program,
which is sponsored by the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict and taught by staff members
of the Center for Environmental
Studies at Florida.Atlantic Univer-


sity. In-service credits are awarded
to teachers who attend the Satur-
day workshop.
The Great Water Odyssey is
a computer-based curriculum
on the importance of water re-
sources in Florida. It supplements
classroom lessons and is compat-
ible with Florida's Sunshine State
Standards, which- are statewide
expectations for student achieve-
ment. The curriculum also pro-
vides opportunities to prepare
students for success on the Flor-
ida Comprehensive Assessment


Test (FCAT).
When implemented in the
classroom, the "Great Water
Odyssey" program is a creative,
hands-on way to teach students
about water resources and water
conservation, at the same time
reinforcing reading, science, lan-
guage arts, geography, history
and math skills. Science content
assessments are embedded with-
in the program, with printable.
score summaries available for
grading purposes.
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Flock of birds
Birds fly in large groups over the levee Tuesday morning.


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Serene view
A nice couple takes in the morning view on top of the levee on Tuesday.


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Waiting for food
The group of birds waited patiently for the tractor to dig up morsels of food just outside of
Clewiston on Tuesday.


Community News


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 Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play; cash prizes awarded.
Proceeds also go to helping local
students obtain scholarship op-
portunities. Early birds start at 6:30
p.m. with regular games starting
at 7:30 p.m. Help us to help others
because "Elks care-Elks share."

Addiction
recovery help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
dom 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.


Management District provides
Great Water Odyssey workshops
throughout its 16-county region to
encourage young citizens to value
and protect Florida's water re-
sources, including natural areas.
To date, the State has invested $1.8
billion to improve water quality
for the Everglades, plus another
$2 billion toward the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan.
The District carries out these ini-
tiatives as well as protecting South
Florida's water supplies and pro-
viding regional flood control.
For more information, or to
register for the free workshop,
contact Alana Edwards at 561-
799-8462 or aedwards@fau.edu

Florida Farm

Bureau now

honors three
GAINESVILLE The Florida
Farm Bureau Federation recog-
nized Sen. Mike Haridopolos and
Reps. Denise Grimsley and Baxter
Troutman as Legislators of the
Year for 2007 for their leadership,
vision and support of Florida 's
agriculture industry. The awards
were presented at the Federation's
2007 annual meeting Oct. 10-12 at,
the Daytona Beach Hilton.
"As the state's general agricul-
tural organization, we are pleased
to recognize these legislators for
their efforts to support the state's
second-largest industry," said
John L. Hoblick, Florida Farm Bu-
reau president.
Sen. Haridopolos represents
Senate District 26, which includes
parts of Brevard, Indian River ,
Osceola and St. Lucie counties.
He has been featured in Florida
Trend magazine as one "...who
could shape Florida politics." The
Hotline recently named him one
of six rising stars among Repub-
lican state legislators. He chairs
the Senate Committee on Finance
and Tax and is Majority Whip. In
the 2007 session of the Florida
Legislature he sponsored legis-
lation that will encourage agri-
tourism activities on farms and
ranches.
Rep. Grimsley represents
House District 77, which includes
Hendry, Glades and parts of Col-
lier and Highlands counties. In
only her second term in office,
she chaired the House Agribusi-
ness Committee. She is also a
member of the influential. Envi-
ronment and Natural Resources
Council as well the Healthcare
Council. "Widely respected for
her integrity, she has become an
excellent advocate for the agri-
cultural industry, championing
both our substantive and our fis-
cal issues. With her experience
in citrus and her strong ties to the
agriculture industry asa whole,
Denise understands the needs
and challenges facing Florida 's
farmers and ranchers today," said
Ben Parks, Florida Farm Bureau's
director of state legislative affairs.
Rep. Troutman represents
House District 66, which includes
parts of Hardee, Highlands and
Polk counties. He currently serves
as vice chair of both the Envi-
ronment and Natural Resources
Council and the Environmental
Protection Committee. In 2007,
Baxter was instrumental in the
fight to remove the sales tax from
all electricity used on farms and
authored a bill to protect agricul-
turalists from trespassers.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with about 140,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide. Headquartered in
,Gainesville the Federation is an
independent, nonprofit agricul-
tural organization. More informa-
tion about Florida Farm Bureau
is available on the organization's
website, http://FloridaFarmBu-
reau.org.


If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers
free addiction counseling, assess-
ments, and referrals to rehabilita-
tion centers 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 resi-
dents with repairs and continued
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 Cen-
tral Ave. rear entrance or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983-2390.


MPO
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tion planning organization. Corrn-
missioner Darrell Harris was the
lone dissenter in the decision.
Commissioner Bill Maddox was
not in attendance.

Air Glades
Industrial Park
The commission designated
funding for phase one of the Air
Glades Industrial Park. Commis-
sioners approved a Grant Antici-
pation Note for $1.25 million for a
FDOT grant for 2011-2012 and an-
other request for the isssuante of
bonds. Financing will be through
use of the .1 cent sales tax. The
entire project.is expected to cost
$11.2 million. Commissioner Bo
Pelham learned that the project
should begin in several months.
Joint trust update
Commission Chairman yevin
McCarthy suggested the county
seek clarification from a judge on
whether the county may have a
legal easement to continue'using
a drainage connection between
the county's railroad ditch at Air-
port-Sears and the Joint Trust's
C-1 canal.
The disagreement goes back
seven years. County Attorney
Mark Lapp presented the latest
on the issue to the commission-
ers. He said the Joint Trust has
indicated that if no agreement
to sever the connection was ap-
proved they would pursue "other
options."
Mr. Lapp said documents have
just been found indicating the
connection existed as far back
as at least the 1990s, not 2000
when the county did some main-
tenance work there as the Joint
Trust claimed. In the Joint Trust's
eyes, any historic connection is
not legal.

Impact fees
Clewiston City Manager Wen-
dell Johnson has requested the
county set up interlocal agree-
ments with the city to distribute
the new impact fees on land de-
velopment approved on July 10,
similarly to the road and educa-
tion impact fees. Mr. Johnson's
letter stated he anticipates "a great
deal of irritability" from contrac-



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side the bar as a possible reason
for the calls that the police depart-
.ment is receiving involving the
business.
"It can be because of the num-
ber of people they have in the
building," Chief Gutshall said.
"There's too many people in too
small an area."
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tors and citizens when they find
development costs increasing by
$2,132 per single family home
and requested the new impact
fees be delayed until an interlocal
agreement can be reached or that
the fees be held by the city until
the decision is made.
The county sees the only is-
sues in these impact fees would
be libraries and parks. Impact,
fees could only be used for capi-
tal facilities, not maintenance,
and could only be used in the ar-:
eas where they are collected. The
issue could come up in LaBelle,
where the city and county have
joint interests in a new soccer
park and sports park being built.
County libraries could be
an issue as well because all of
them-Clewiston, Harlem and
LaBelle all receive some county
funding.
Assistant County Administra-
tor Judi Kennington-Korf said that
the county commission provides
$1 per capital for each county li-
brary and $20,000 yearly for the
private Barron Library.
Chairman McCarthy said the
interlocal agreement idea needs
to be revisited with all appropri-
ate entities including the 298 dis-
trict in Montura.
In other business:
A contract with former State
Representative and former Hen-
dry County Commissioner Joe
Spratt for services as a lobbyist in
Tallahassee was approved.
The board decided to contin-
ue the request for proposal for the
66-mile Lake Region Commuter
Route from Clewiston to Palm
Beach County. The route takes
Hendry residents from Clewiston
to shopping, medical services,
etc., in Palm Beach County. Palm
Beach had previously absorbed
the entire $66,000 expense. Hen-
dry fares garner about $5,000 per
month. The county will need to
pay for one year until the contract
comes up for renewal. Commis-
sioner Janet Taylor moved to con-
tinue the service and ask for as-
sistance from FDOT. The motion
passed 3-1, with Commissioner
Darrell Harris voting against it.
Kimberly Haws, Deputy Di-
rector of the Florida Seminole
Tourism Development, was a)-
proved as a new member of the
Hendry County Tourism Develop-
ment Council.








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According to the National Fire
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one-quarter of the reported fires
in homes equipped with smoke
alarms, the devices did not work.


Homes without working smoke pressing the test button until you If you are not sure how old your
alarms now out number those hear the audible sound. Persons alarm is, it is probably a good
with no smoke alarms. who are deaf or heard of hearing idea to go ahead and replace it.
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Bronson announces new food and safety partnership


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
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son has announced that the Flori-
da Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services will work with
the University of Florida, Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences
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tural producers and workers.
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"It is critical to develop and
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ducers and production personnel
adopt and adhere to good food
safety practices to protect the


public," Mr. Bronson said.
The training and materials,
which will be printed in both Eng-
lish and Spanish, will be provided
statewide by Florida extension
professionals to producers, field
workers, packers and re-pack-
ers of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Currently, few materials exist to
train farm workers in food safety
practices. Food safety require-
ments must be clearly commu-
nicated at all levels of production


and handling, Mr. Bronson said.
To keep Florida specialty crops
competitive and to ensure safe
consumption, a series of prac-
tices must be followed to prevent
and reduce microbial or chemical
contamination. The Food Safety
Partnership Program will target
crops associated with the highest
risk of food-borne illness and at
the greatest level of production in
Florida -- tomatoes, leafy greens,


melons and berries.
Florida is the No. 2 producer
of fruits and vegetables in the na-
tion. Cash receipts for agriculture
production in Florida for 2005
were $7.759 billion. According to
USDA data, more than 45 percent
of this amount was derived from
specialty crop production of fresh
fruits and vegetables. The U.S.
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) reports that 12 percent of
food-borne illnesses associated


with outbreaks are caused by
produce consumption.
Mr. Bronson said the food
safety training and educational
materials will address safe han-
dling, production and packing of
fruits and vegetables.
"While this issue is important
for our growers to remain com-
petitive in the global marketplace,
it is critically important for the
safety of the consuming public,"
Mr. Bronson said.


Florida Farm Bureau honors three state legislators


GAINESVILLE -- The Florida
Farm Bureau Federation recog-
nized Sen. Mike Haridopolos and
Reps. Denise Grimsley and Bax-
ter Troutman as Legislators of the
Year for 2007 for their leadership,
vision and support of Florida 's
agriculture industry. The awards
were presented at the Federa-
tion's 2007 annual meeting Oct.
10-12 at the Daytona Beach Hil-
ton.
"As the state's general agricul-
tural organization, we are pleased
to recognize these legislators for
their efforts to support the state's


WASHINGTON, D.C. The
U.S. House of Representatives
unanimously adopted an amend-
ment to the National Affordable
Housing Trust Fund Act (H.R.
2895) authored by U.S. Represen-
tative Alcee L. Hastings (D-Mira-
mar) requiring the Federal gov-
ernment to provide disaster and
flood insurance counseling ser-.
vices to low- and middle-income
families who receive assistance
from the Affordable Housing
Trust Fund created in the bill.
"In many regions of our na-
tion more prone to disasters,
appropriate insurance is one of
many added costs of homeown-
ership that can push people to
the edge," said Representative
Hastings on the House floor to-
day. "When you are on the edge,.


second-largest industry," said
John L. Hoblick, Florida Farm Bu-
reau president.
Sen. Haridopolos represents
Senate District 26, which includes
parts of Brevard, Indian River ,
Osceola and St. Lucie counties.
He has been featured in Florida
Trend magazine as one "...who
could shape Florida politics."
The Hotline recently named him
one of six rising stars among
Republican state legislators. He
chairs the Senate Committee on
Finance and Tax and is Majority
Whip. In the 2007 session of the


staying in your home or returning
to your home after a disaster rests
on having the right insurance."
Under the National Affordable
Housing Trust Fund Act, prior to
receiving federal assistance from
the Affordable Housing Trust
Fund for purchasing a home, ap-
plicants are required to complete
a counseling program on finan-
cial literacy, predatory lending,
and foreclosure avoidance. Rep-
resentative Hastings' amendment
expands the counseling require-
ments to include disaster and
flood insurance coverage.
"We in South Florida and the
Treasure Coast are still living the
tragedies of withheld insurance
during the 2004 and 2005 hur-
ricanes and so are the victims of
Hurricane Katrina," Representa-


Florida Legislature he sponsored
legislation that will encourage
agritourism activities on farms
and ranches.
Rep. Grimsley represents
House District 77, which includes
Hendry, Glades and parts of Col-
lier and Highlands counties. In
only her second term in office,
she chaired the House Agribusi-
ness Committee. She is also a
member of the influential Envi-
ronment and Natural Resources
Council as well the Healthcare
Council. "Widely respected for
her integrity, she has become an


tive Hastings.noted. "Knowledge
of the specifics and nuances in di-
saster and flood insurance policies
will encourage further financial
empowerment and homeowner-
ship stability among our nation's
most vulnerable populations."



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excellent advocate for the agri-
cultural industry, championing
both our substantive and our fis-
cal issues. With her experience in
citrus and her strong ties to the
agriculture industry as a whole,
Denise understands the needs
and challenges facing Florida 's
farmers and ranchers today," said
Ben Parks, Florida Farm Bureau's
director of state legislative affairs.
Rep. Troutman represents
House District 66, which includes
parts'of Hardee, Highlands and
Polk counties. He currently serves
as vice chair of both the Environ-


Citrus industry shown resilient by crop estimates


LAKELAND On Oct. 12, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) released its first citrus
crop forecast for the 2007-2008
season, predicting 168 million
boxes of oranges, a 30 percent in-
crease from last season's total of
129 million boxes.
"We're excited to see the es-
timate of 168 million boxes this
season," said Michael W. Sparks,
executive vice president/CEO of
Florida Citrus Mutual. "This is a
testament to the Florida citrus
growers' resiliency and commit-
ment to the industry."
The Florida Citrus Industry
saw a decline in orange produc-
tion from 230 million boxes to 129
million boxes during the five-year
period between the 2001-2002


season and the 2006-2007 season.
This reduction was due in large
part to the effects of hurricanes
and pests and diseases such as
citrus canker and greening.
"As we all know, Florida citrus
has faced a myriad of challenges
throughout the past few years,"
said Mr. Sparks. "Yet the indus-
try continues to persevere and
remain a vital player in Florida's
econoiny."
The USDA predicts 25 million
boxes of grapefruit will be pro-
duced, down from 27.2 million
last season, an eight percent de-
crease.
The forecast for early and mid-
season varieties in Florida, which
includes 3.1 million boxes of
navels, is projected at 81 million


boxes. Valencia oranges are pro-
jected to total 87 million boxes
this season. For Florida specialty
fruit, the USDA predicts 1.3 mil-
lion boxes of tangelos and 5.1
million boxes of tangerines, in-
cluding 2.6 million boxes of early
varieties and 2.5 million boxes of
honey tangerines. The yield for
frozen concentrate orange juice
(FCOJ) is expected to be 1.6 gal-
lons per 90-pound box.
The complete USDA crop fore-
cast is available from the Florida
Agriculture Statistics Service on-
line at http://www.nass.usda.gov/
Statistics_by_State/Florida/ Publi-
cations/Citrus/cpfp.htm.
The citrus industry is vital to
the state of Florida, providing a
$9.1 billion annual economic


impact, employing nearly 90,000
people, and covering more than
620,000 acres.
Founded in 1948 and cur-
rently representing nearly 10,000
grower members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest citrus
growers' organization. For more
information, please visit www.fl-
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Council and the Environmental
Protection Committee. In 2007,
Baxter was instrumental in the
fight to remove the sales tax from
all electricity used on farms and
authored a bill to protect agricul-
turalists from trespassers.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-


al-interest agricultural association
with about 140,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville the Federation is an
independent, nonprofit agricul-
tural organization. More informa-
tion about Florida Farm Bureau
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website, http://FloridaFarmBu-
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Church News in Brief


Craft Fair planned
by churches
Love crafts? Looking for a
handmade item for a Christmas
gift? Then you will want to attend
the Craft Fair on Oct. 20, from 9
a.m. until noon in Jameson Hall
at Community United Methodist
Church in Belle Glade. Various
churches have reserved tables
to sell their crafts, and the ladies
from Community have been
working for several months mak-
ing items to sell.
Tables for craft sellers will be
$15. Any church, group or indi-
vidual who has a craft to sell will
be welcome. If interested, call the
church office at (561) 996-5568.
All proceeds will go to the
Lighthouse Caf6 Fund.

Free Community
Awareness Luncheon
A free Community Aware-
ness Luncheon will be held on
Wednesday, Oct. 24 from noon
to 2 p.m. at St. John First Baptist
Church, 600 SW 8th Street, Belle
Glade. The Rev. Dr. Robert Rease
is the pastor. This purpose of this
event is to raise awareness of the
impact of domestic violence on
our society and communities as a
whole and a particular emphasis
on it's impact on our children and
how that is correlated to juvenile
delinquency, teen pregnancy and
gang violence. This awareness
luncheon will also address how
we can build a better systematic
response to domestic violence.
This event is being sponsored by
Destiny By Choice, Inc and South-
west Belle Glade Weed & Seed.
RSVP at (561) 996-4220 or (561)
516-0069.

Faith Lutheran
plans Oktoberfest
Faith Lutheran Church in Clew-
iston will hold an Oktoberfest din-
ner on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11:30
a.m. to 2 p.m... The meal includes
a bratwurst on a bun, homemade
German Potato Salad, sauerkraut,
sweet and sour red cabbage or
green beans, German sweet choc-
olate cupcakes, and soda or tea.
The cost is $7.00. You can eat in
or carry out the meal. For tickets
or more information, call Diane
Denault at 983-2412, Bev Dierks at
599-0199, or leave a message on
the church phone at 983-7302.

Church open
thrift shop
The First United Methodist
Thrift Shop, located at the corner
of Sixth Street and Avenue L in
the "little white building" next to
the Fellowship Hall, is now open
-on Saturday mornings to serve
:the local community. There will


be lots of items to choose from
(housewares/clothing/shoes) all
at bargain prices. All funds go to
support local church mission ef-
forts. The shop is sponsored by
the United Methodist Women's
Group of Moore Haven and the
members of the First United Meth-
odist Church of Moore Haven.

Methodist Church
Plans services
Service time for First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-
ven is Sunday at 10 a.m. with
Rev. Thom Street and is located
at 300 Avenue L. in Moore Ha-
ven at the corner of Third Street.
The church telephone number is
(863) 946-1457 and email address
is oneuncmh@aol.com.

Non-denominational
ministry in
Belle Glade
Bible Teachers International
and Mary Banks Ministries want
to extend a welcome to the com-
munity. They are a non-denomi-
national ministry committed to
Sthe healing of the Body of Christ.
Their main purpose is to prepare
the "Sons of God" (the saints),
to herald in the soon coming of
our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
They are continuing steadfast in
the Apostles doctrine. The min-
istry has been existence for over
20 years and has been able to see
the effects of the Word in the lives
of the people. They are an Inter-
national Ministry with over 20
ground locations and an Online
ministry. The Belle Glade loca-
tion is in the Family Dollar Plaza
1516 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Belle Glade, Fl 33430. They can be
reached at (561) 996-0023.
Service Times are: Sunday
Morning Service at 9 a.m.; Life-
Savers clinic: Sundays at noon;
Wednesday night service at 7:30
p.m.; Thursday Bible Study: 6:30
p.m. (not held at the church -- call
for location): Friday Night Service
at: 7:30 .pm.: daily prayers at 6
a.m. and noon, Monday through
Friday. For more information,
visit online church at http://www.
bibleteachers.com.

First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston
Services for First United Meth-
odist Church of Clewiston are:
Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 11
a.m., Sunday school and Adult Bi-
ble Study: 9:45 a.m., Sunday Youth
Fellowship: 5 p.m., Wednesday
Fellowship Dinner: 6 p.m.
The church family of First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Clewiston
would love to have you join us
for weekly worship Sundays: 8:30
and 11 a.m. They also have Sun-
day school for children and youth


of all ages as well as Adult Bible
Study: 9:45 a.m. For all of the Mid-
dle School and Senior High, don't
miss Youth Fellowship Sundays: 5
p.m. Everyone is invited to join us
each Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
for good food and great fellow-
ship! Wednesday Fellowship Din-
ners are $5 per person or $12 per
family. First time visitors eat free!

Community United
Methodist of
Belle Glade
Community United Methodist
Church, 401 S.W First St., Belle
Glade, would like to announce its
church' services: Sunday-Sunday
School at 10 a.m., Worship at 11
a.m. with Minister Pat Beckum.
For more information call (561)
996-5568.

St. Martin's announces
service times
Saint Martin's Episcopal
Church in Clewiston and Rev
Samuel S. Thomas would like to
invite everyone to join them for
Sunday services at 9 a.m. and on
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Holiday
and other services will be as an-
nounced. The church is located
at 207 North WC. Owen Avenue,
Clewiston. For information about
office hours and programs, please
call (863) 983-7960.

First Christian
Church of Clewiston
Service times for First Chris-
tian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
Clewiston are Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.,
Youth Meeting, 6 p.m., Evening
Worship 7 p.m., Adult Choir Prac-
tice 8 p.m., Fifth Sunday Dinners,
12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Pot Luck
Dinner, 6 p.m., Prayer Meeting/Bi-
ble Study 7 p.m. Office: (863) 983-
6704, Parsonage (863) 983-1804.

First Christian opens
recycling program
First Christian Church, 210 N.
Francisco Street, has begun a re-
cycling program to benefit their
Building Fund. They are collecting
empty laser and inkjet cartridges
and used cell phones from the
community arid shipping the
waste products to a service pro-
vider in exchange for cash. In
addition to the needed funding,
the church and its supporters
are helping to protect the envi-
ronment by keeping toxic inks,
toner, etc, out of our landfills. If
you have items for recycling, call
the parsonage (863) 983-1804 for
pick up, or bring the items to the
church during service hours or to
the parsonage at 730 E. Concordia
Ave. at Other times. Jackie Miller is
minister of First Christian Church.


God in the mission field


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
Sometimes the mission field
isn't safe. Sometimes being true
to God's calling calls us to step
out on faith.
Pat and Me- i
linda are friends
of ours who an-
swered God's
call to go into
the world and .
help people hear .', ..-
and experience
the Word of God John
in their own lan- Hicks
guage. For over
25 years they were with Wycliffe
in Papua New Guinea helping
translate the gospel in a new lan-
guage. They completed this task
and returned to the states.
Shortly after their return, God
called them again. This time, the
call was to go to Nigeria to teach
people how to do translation, so
that they too might be able to
have the gospel in their own lan-
guage.
During their ministry, Pat and
Mel have had many strange and
wonderful experiences, but never
like the one I'd like to share with
you now. Here is their story.
On the first Friday night of our
course, the staff gathered in the


evening to watch a movie. We
were all sitting in the living room,
except Melenda, who had been
sick and was asleep in the adja-
cent bedroom. We had just fin-
ished watching a short video clip
by Campus Crusade, when one of
the women in the kitchen let out a
scream. I turned to look and saw
a man with a pistol to her head
and another holding a rifle.
We all hit the floor at their
command, faces to the ground.
They began frisking everyone,
taking all of the cell phones. Then
one of them fired a shot, which
struck fear into everyone. Within
minutes they had gathered up
nine of our laptop computers and
projectors for class and disap-'
peared.
Thank God, no one was hurt,
but three of us, including Me-
lenda and I, found that our new
laptops and passports were now
gone, along with Melenda's wal-
let, money, driver's license and
credit cards.
During the week following the
robbery, we tried to phone the
U.S. Embassy about our stolen
passports. We could only get a
recording telling us to email them
about any emergency and visit
their website for more informa-
tion. We also kept trying to get
a police report to verify the theft,


but they would not cooperate.
Finally, we decided to make
the six-hour drive to the capitol
to see if the embassy would is-
sue us new passports without the
report. We would miss at least
two days of the course, probably
more. We planned to leave on
Sunday, but on Friday afternoon
we heard that our passports had
been found. On Monday, some-
one had found a black plastic
bag by the highway in front of
our house and turned it in to the
principal's office at the nearby
elementary school. It sat in the
office until Thursday, when they
looked inside to see to whom it
belonged. Someone recognized a
photo of one of us and sent word
that they had found something
of ours. We picked up the pack-
age and sure enough, in it was
our passports, Mel's credit cards
and driver's license, car keys, and
various translated chapters which
Pat's language group had spent
months writing out. Only God
could prompt thieves to neatly
bundle together these items and
surreptitiously return them to us!
Pray that what has been trans-
lated will bear fruit in the lives of
those who hear it and that the
translators will be able to com-
plete their assignments over the
next couple of months.


Children, usefulness, and entertainment


By Brian Hamrick
FBC Clewiston
There's a daily morning ritual
in our house when I wake up our
three year old son. Daddy opens
the door to hear a greeting so rou-
tine, you'd think it was a record-
ing. What is it? "Good morning,
Daddy?" Well, not quite. Actually,
the first words each day out of my
son's mouth are, "Daddy, I want
to watch my show."
Entertainment has a powerful
influence over our lives, for both
adults and children. And we live
in an age where it is more read-
ily available from our own living
rooms than previous genera-
tions could have ever imagined.
Entertainment in and of itself is
not bad- the ultimate-message I
have for you is not to go out and
destroy your TV and computer.


But, as Gardiner Spring observed,
"Many a child has been lost to
himself, to his family, and to God,
because he had little else to do
but indulge himself.... Many have
been rescued from disgrace and
ruin- and pointed toward indus-
try, accomplishment, and hap-
piness- simply because they had
little time for entertainment."
The truth, is, God made man-
kind to do meaningful work
(Genesis 2:15). Ted Tripp rightly
warns, "When children are never
taught about the joys of work,
when they are allowed to be self-
directed in a life of entertainment
and video games, they never en-
ter into understanding the joys of
meaningful work for which they
were created."
Work has a greater meaning
than just enabling survival or
even prosperity. God made man


for work. Are we teaching that
to our children? Let this be an
encouragement to the parents
that their labors in the battle over
homework are worth the strug-
gle. The swim upstream is worth
it for there is nothing automatic
about a child who was constantly
occupied with indulgences be-
coming a hard working member
of society simply because they
got older.
Let us teach our children the
truth about entertainment. They
will never find enough happi-
ness in it to be satisfied. In fact,
they will find even more pleasure
in developing industrious habits
and making positive contribu-
tions in the world. God didn't
make us to watch TV and movies
all the time or surf the web. He
has something far better in mind-
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Can doubting lead to


finding the real truth?


By Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
There was some "flap" when
some letters were discovered
which revealed that Mother
Theresa had some doubts. And
why not? The reaction of some
seemed to be that there was
something wrong with doubts,
and that somehow they detract-
ed from her life and work.
Not so! Someone coined the
phrase, "the searching profes-
sions" which included those
vocations and ,. --*...
professionsthat
didn't have all
of the answers .
but were work- -
ing on them
(which ones
do have all of
the answers?) amuel S.
Finding the Thomas
truth comes
by asking questions; for some
honest searching and for others
"doubt." When finishing gradu-
ate studies, I was approached
to consider a faculty job at the
university where I had been
studying. It certainly would have
been prestigious, a chance to
influence many lives, an oppor-
tunity to expand knowledge and
develop skills to help others. It
certainly was a temptation to
consider it.
I also saw the struggles and
childishness among some pro-
fessors and the red tape, the insti-
tutional problems and pressures
(remember "publish or per-
ish?") I knew it was not my call-
ing. Later, after having returned
to ministry, I was approached by
the head of a search committee
from a nearby Church.
He knew of my other career
option and that I had chosen
to stay in the ministry in spite
of good opportunities if I left.
Unlike some of my colleagues,
I was not "trapped." I had
worked through my reasons for
staying, my temptations to leave
(or perhaps "doubts" for some)
and came up with a conviction
about where I belonged.
One of my seminary class-
mates wrote to me one day say-
ing, "We always wind up in par-
ish ministry, that must be where
we belong." He too had gone


through testing and searching,
questioning, "doubting" and
finding his answer and God's
answer for him. It was not from
lack of options, or having "fall-
en into" a career, or not having
seriously searched; as was the
case for some reviewed by the
Church search committee.
The committee head knew
that the call had been tried and
tested; affirmed and questions
were put to rest. The "doubts" or
temptations were. healthy ones;
leading to affirmations. One of
the ministry journals spoke of
healthy periods of honest re-
evaluation and searching in any
ministry; why not? In fact, the
outcome of ministry, including
the ministry of Mother Theresa
was a continued presence and
witness among those God had
called her to serve. Her life wit-
nesses to the unspoken "now
I know why I am called to do
what I do." There is that apostle
who has his own questions.'He
was not around when Jesus first
appeared to the other apostles
and insists on seeing the marks
of the nails from the crucifixion
of Jesus, and putting his finger
in the wound in His side (John
20:24ff). Jesus goes out of His
way to accede to Thomas' de-
mand; the questions are hon-
est ones and the doubt is un-
derstood. He says to Thomas a
week later "Put your finger here;
see my hands. Reach out your
hand and put it in My side. Stop
doubting and believe (v.27)." Je-
sus goes out of His way to show
Thomas that his faith was not in
vain; the search is over. There is
a difference between cynical de-
nial and honest searching, ques-
tioning, doubtfulness.
The first will lead to a dark
night and the second will lead
to truth and affirmation. I think
that people who never question
(or never admit questioning) or
who never doubt, never really
believe. Those who say they've
never questioned make me won-
der. It says they've never really
searched; never come to the kind
of affirmations made by Peter or
my namesake. Doubting The-
resa? No. Reaffirming Theresa,
searching Theresa, honest The-
resa, devoted Theresa, and one
day "no doubt"- Saint Theresa.


What about the thief on the cross?


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
People who deny that baptism
is necessary are always calling
our attention to the thief on the
cross. They correctly point out
.that Jesus said to one of these
thieves, "Verily I say unto thee,
"Today, shalt thou be with me
in paradise" (Luke 23:43). Then
they observe that the thief was
not baptized. Evidently they think
this leaves a loophole and bap-
tism is not essential.
First, let us notice, there is
a very basic misunderstanding
here. The matter of distinguish-
ing between Old and the New
Testament is overlooked. The Old
Testament was a "schoolmaster
to bring us unto Christ" (Gala-
tians 3:24-27) and it lasted until
the death of Christ on the cross
(Colossians 2:13). Now listen to
Hebrews 9:15-17. "And for this
cause he is the mediator of the
New Testament, that by means of
death, for the redemption of the
transgressions that were under
the first Testament, they which
are called might receive the prom-


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study at 7 p.m. Minister Gordon
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ise of the eternal inheritance. For
where a testament is, there must
also of necessity be the death of
the testator. For a testament is of
force after men are dead: oth-
erwise it is of no strength at all
while the testator liveth."
The New Testament (or cov-
enant) is exactly like a man mak-
ing out his last will and testament.
He makes his will, but it cannot
be enforced until he dies. As long
as he is living he can change the
will as he pleases and do as he
likes with that which he has to
give. But once he dies, the will is
legally in force. This is true with
the Lord Jesus Christ. Before his
death, the New Testament was
not in force. He could do as he
pleased pertaining to that which
he had to give, in this case for-
giveness and eternal life. Thus,
he promised the repentant thief
that he would be with him in
paradise. But once the New Tes-
tament was sealed by his death, it


had to be executed as he planned
it and as his apostles declared it,
they being his "official" witnesses
(Acts 1:8, 22; John 14:26). After
this New Testament was in force
(following the death and resur-
rection of Jesus), he gave the
great commission to his disciples,
and said, "He that believeth and
is baptized shall be saved." (Mark
16:16). The answer to the ques-
tion of salvation must come from
this side of the cross.
Also, please examine Luke
5:23, 24. Some were accusing
Jesus of blasphemy because he
healed and forgave sins, only God
having such. authority. Our Lord
answered them, "What reason ye
in your hearts? Whether is easier
to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee;
or to say, Rise up and walk? But
that ye may know that the Son
of man hath power (authority)
upon earth to forgive sins." Jesus
could forgive sins in any manner
he chose while on earth. But after


He died the testament had to be
carried out as he left it.
Finally, let us add, it would
have been impossible for the
thief at that time, even if he had
the opportunity, to have submit-
ted to the baptism of the New
Testament. Because the New Tes-
tament was not in not only force,
but also listen to this: "Know ye
not, that so many of us as were
baptized into Jesus Christ were
baptized into his death? There-
fore we are buried with him by
baptism into death; that like as.
Christ was raised up from the
dead by the glory of the Father,-
even so we also should walk in
newness of life" (Romans 6:3, 4).
Now we ask, how could the thief
be buried with Christ by baptism
into his death (and resurrected
with him) when Christ was still
alive and had not been buried?
The baptism of the New Testa-
ment did not and could not yet
apply.


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The Hendry Regional Medical Center Convenient Care Center opened its doors on Mon-
day, October 15th with a busy waiting area of patients. Dr. Hacourt, along with his staff
of registered nurses, x-ray techs, and others were anticipating the arrival of patients.
The center, which is located in LaBelle at 450 South Main Street, is available to meet the
healthcare needs of non-emergency conditions that need to be treated within 24 hours.
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If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and
bring it to the HR Office. Your qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed
and you may be given an opportunity to interview for the position.
As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made
by the department to which you are applying.
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-Free Workplace


PARAPROFESSIONALS
SMinimum 2 years of college.
K-6 classroom experience
The GEO Gro f-Inc. preferred. Good knowledge
e G O Gro p, nc. of computers and ability to
I run computer based
educational programs, fax
The GEO Group, Inc. resume to (561)993-5001
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections or cal (56 )993-5000 to
schedule an appointment.
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE, DEPENDENT POST
LIFE INSURANCE & 401K RETIREMENT OFFICE
NOW
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SLIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR PaidTraining, Vacations PTIFT
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR 866-749-1420
COMMISSARY SUPERVISOR USWA
We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY weekend! Home during the
1990 East SR 78NW week! Solid weekly miles!
Moore Haven, FL 33471 95% no touch! Preplanned
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Phone 868-946-2420 time, money & more! Heart-
Fax 863-946-2487 land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer'www.
M/F/D/V


EN SEFL COMMUNITY
HEALTH CENTERS INC
Has the following
positions available:
MS in Social Work, Psychology, MH, LPN -F
Family Therapy. Minimum 2 yrs. post Must have a current FL Lic.
Bachelor's experience in Addiction r rfSSTANTFT
prevention. Flex hours required. Excellent Excellent benefits. Bilingual
Communication skills, Computer skills English/Spanish preferred..
(MS Office). Valid FL license. Fax Resume to
Fax resume to 239-658-1813 or 863-983-9604
or apply at
to amdixon(asemtribe.com 315 So. W.C. Owen St
Clewiston, FL
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida has opening
for Site Supervisor. Competitive salary and
excellent benefits including Health, Dental
and 401K. MA/MS or MSW w/minimum 3
yrs/post MS exp. in behavioral health,LCSW,
LMFT, LMHC or eligible. Min 1 yr. Supervisory
exp. 2 yrs. recovery. Valid FL drivers license.
Fax resume with salary requirements to
(239) 658-1813
or email amdixon)semtribe.com


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Emlymn


THOMAS GRINDING INC.
Is looking for a full time
Experienced Welder.
Flexible hours,
competitive pay, 4
air conditioned shop.
Call (863)946-1461 and
ask for Roger or Shane or '--
stop by 1100 Fox Lane
S.W., Moorehaven.




DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

LABOR <(J FINGERS
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. (Acnos from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494


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Meica 'Il


FT Pediatric Care
Coordination for
Children's Medical
Services located at
Hendry Co. Health
Dept., M-F, prefer
bilingual. Apply on
myflorida.com.
Call (239)433-6723




Hendry County Household
Hazardous Waste
is accepting applications for
an HHW Technician. This is
a part-time position
consisting of two nights a
week and Saturday
mornings for $10.9271 an
hour without benefits.
Applications, job
description and
requirements can be
obtained from the
Personnel Department
located at the Hendry
County Sub Office in
Clewiston located at
100 E. El Paso Ave.
Veterans' preference as
outlined in the Florida
Statutes, Hendry County is
an Equal Opportunity
Employer and Drug/Smoke
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.




EXPERIENCED
CARPENTER
Will do:
*Remodeling *Repairs
*Decks & Docks
Call (863)467-4959
If you need an experienced ba-
bysitter, please give me a
call at (863)634-4969


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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(404)935-8972.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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PRECIOUS CARGO:
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School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
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Ten &-Pet Sittng Servee
Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Transport
Emergency Pick up &
Delivery Services

Call 863-675-3231



NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. frdm 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 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND 3 1/4 ton w/ heat,
used 2 months, $600
(863)357-2301 or
804761-9253
AIR COND- 3 ton, needs gas,
$200 or best offer
(863357-2301 of
(804)761-9253
AIR CONDITIONER For single
wide trailer, Coleman Sun-
catcher Model 7456-901.
$300 (863)467-9942
AIR CONDITIONER UNIT -
Janitrol Model PCK048-1, 3
ton in size. $600
(863)467-9942
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
(863)673-0920


ANTIQUE FIREPLACE- 1950's,
small cast iron, brass trim.
$375 (863)610-1276
BATH TUB, Antique, Claw
Foot, Large. Good condition.
$200. or best offer.
(561)261-0766
DESK Mahogany,Chip & Dale
style/vanity. Great condition.
$400. Firm (863)634-0812


ELECTRIC STOVE Very good
condition. $75 or best offer.
(863)517-0244
GAS STOVE, Magic Chef, 30",
white & GAS DRYER, Frigi-
daire, white, $450 will sell
sep. (863)467-6886
PORT DISHWASHER West-
inghouse, excellent condi-
tion, $65 (863)675-7439 if
no answer leave message
REFRIGERATOR- 26 cu ft,
with ice maker, works great,
$100 (863)675-7514
REFRIGERATOR, Maytag,
white, freezer on top, $200.
(863)467-6886 or
R61-723-0257
STOVE Electric, Excellent
condition. Full size. $75.
(863)517-1569
WASHER & DRYER GE, 8
cycle, 2 spd, heavy duty,
dryer 5 cycle, matching set,
$100 (863)467-9048
WASHER & DRYER Works
great. $200 (863)634-5471
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Whirlpool. Works great.
$175 for the pair, will sep.
(863)675-0104/517-0566
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL WASHER -
White, in excellent condition.
$125 firm. (863)517-0244



WOODEN SHED- 8 x 6, one
window. $1500
(863)763-8201


TANNING BED- 28 bulb,
Standing booth, Tanning Hut,
Good cond. $500 or best of-
fer. 863-634-9119


BICYCLE CARRIERS (2) Fits
on car, $20 will sell separate
(863)763-7609
ROADMASTER, 24" girls,
mountain bike, new condi-
tion. $30 (863)824-0473



Letting Go By Holding Tight,
a mother's insight into loss
and recovery. Powerful new
book. Beautifully packaged
by author. Available for $10
at Ebay or from
KramerLettingGo@aol.com
NEW ENCYLCOPEDIA SET -
Funk & Wagnalls, 34 book
set, good cond. $100 or best
offer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg



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 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
Steel Buildings: Before Price
increase sale. 30x40 to
100x100. Serious Buyers
Only Limited
(772)595-9002.



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet, 26x23, like new, $50
(863)467-8681
BATHROOM VANITY TOPS (2)
beige formica, w/bowl & fau-
cet. 48x23, like new, $150
will sep (863)467-8681
SEPTIC TANK 1350 gallon,
fiberglass, new. $400 or
best offer. (863)763-6297
STAIRS/5 STEPS 36", for
Modular Home. Fiberglass
w/Dbl. hand rail. Good con-
dition. $50. 863-467-7197


BED: TWIN, Little Tykes, Clas-
sic Corvette. $100.
(863)467-6192
CAPTIANS BED- Complete
w/mattress & matching
chest, good cond. $100. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
CONVERTIBLE CRIB, Winnie
the Pooh, white, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-0464
CRIB: Good condition. $200.
(863)634-6003
TODDLER BED GUARD Safe-
ty 1st, expandable, exc cond.
20 (954)632-8636 LaBelle


HERMAN SURVIVOR MENS
BOOTS- size 12, asking $20
(863)763-0669
LADIES CLOTHES- Size 3X,
Pants, shirts & dresses.
Good condition. $300.
(239)292-7509 Clewiston



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Fast, Great for school or
Seniors. $99.
(863)517-2782 Tony
LEARNING RAINBOW PRO-
GRAM Stepping Stones to
Knowledge. $100 or best of-
fer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg


BED Twin size, w/trundle,
dresser & computer desk in
one unit. $450
(863)634-2975
BED, Craftmatic, twin, bought
new 1 yr. ago for $2513, sell
for $1200 or best offer.
(863)697-6047
BED, King Size, Nautilus, Paid
$2000. Asking $600 or best
offer.. (863)467-9402
BEDROOM SET: Blonde,
Dresser w/ Mirror, Night
stand & Dbl. headboard.
$120. (863)467-8924
CHAIR Mauve colored. $20
863)467-1547 or
863)532-9701
COFFEE TABLES 4 glass top,
3 with mirrors, must see.
$100 for all. (863)763-3982
COMPUTER DESK- Pine, solid
wood, w/attached book
shelves, 42"H x 30.5"W x
21"D. $100 (863)763-4134
COUCH- black leather w/built
in recliners, good condition,
$200 (863)983-4940
CRAFTMATIC BED- twin size,
back & legs raise, massager,
paid over $2000 asking
$300 neg (863)763-7161
DESK Black & tan, large. $40
(863)824-3358
DESK Solid wood, 5 drawer,
Great condition. $60.
(863)634-0812
DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
$125 (863)763-0583
DINETTE W/glass table top.
$100 (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9701
LIFT CHAIRS (2) Good condi-
tion. $650 for both, will sep.
(863)801-4949


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CONVEYORS, (2), aluminum,
each 10' long, can be
hooked together, good
wheels, $60. (863)697-9704
DISPLAY CASE- 6ft, asking
$100 (863)357-6970
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
DRUMS 8, 55 gallon, heavy
plastic, clean. $150
(863)467-9390 Okeechobee
GLASS DISPLAY CASES
1-4FT & 2-5FT, asking $150
for all or will sell separate
(863)357-6970


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Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


BUSH HOG Iron King, 5ft., 3
years old, good condition.
$300 (863)467-1655
Engine hoist, drill press, metal
toolbox, riding lawn motor
parts & more. $500 will sell
sep. (863)357-2623
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR, Coleman, w/5hp
motor, 2500 watt, on
wheels, motor runs, $95.
(863)697-9704
TOOLBOX Snap On, 8 drawer
roll away, good condition.
$800 or best offer.
(863)763-4271


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ELEC LIFT CHAIR Recliner,
battery backup, beige micro
sued fabric, $500
(863)467-4340
ENTER 'CENTER- 92"W X
78"H, glass shelves, mir-
rored back, orig $1600, take
$400 neg (863)763-7161
FLEXSTEEL RECLINER like
new, burgundy, $150 or best
offer or trade for like new lift
chair (863)634-9620 Okee
LIVING ROOM SUITE- Lt beige
upholster, like new. $350
(863)763-4106 after 5:30
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING-
Double size, excellent condi-
tion. $50 (561)358-0131
MATTRESS twin size, used
by a child, like new, $65 or
best offer. (863)228-7295
RECLINER, electric, bought
new 1 yr. ago for $600,
great cond., sell for $350 or
best offer (863)697-6047
SECTIONAL- two piece w/otto-
man. Microfiber, creme ask-
ing $750 or best offer
(863)675-4098 evenings
TABLE, Blonde w/ 4 newly up-
holstered chairs. Round & w/
leaf... Oval. $125.
(863)467-8924
WICKER CHAIR- Tall, white,
good condition. $25
(863)467-6984



GOLF CART: CUSHMAN, 6
sweater. 4 new tires. 6 new
batteries & new charger.
$1200. (863)610-0019


SHOTGUN, 410, 44 Magnum,
45 Long Colt, Winchester
3030, $1625 will sell separ-
ately. (863)532-9881
S&W MODEL 640- Stainless
357 mag. $425. Firm.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er In the classifleds



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER -
Weslo Momentum 610,
nearly new. $150 or best of-
fer. (863)635-6677
TREADMILL, Heavy Duty.
Originally $1500, Will sell for
$500. Call (863)675-0246



KEROSENE HEATERS (2)
Large. $50 for both, will sep.
(863)357-2816



COMFORTOR, Twin size, red,
lightweight w/matching
sham & accent rug, exc.
cond. $30 (863)634-5038
ROOM DIVIDER, Beaded, can
Sbe used as a window panel,
feminine colors, exc. cond.
$20 (863)634-5038


BRACELET & MATCHING
RING- Men's, Indian Tur-
quoise & coral, w/bear claw.
$650. Neg. (863)357-0276
LADIES DIAM. RINGS & ear-
rings, 1-20" gold necklace,
$600 neg or will sell separ-
ate. (863)634-9620 Okee



PATIO FURN.: Wrought iron,
Green, 2 loveseats, 4 rock-
ers, 4 chairs, umbrella.., lots
more! $200 (863)763-4789


IONIZER'S (2) Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. Now
$750. (863)763-6907
WALKER With wheels & feet.
Will hold over 3001bs. Cost
$500. Will sell for $200 or
best offer. (239)292-7509
WHEEL CHAIR New, Large
size & Apnea Machine &
Respirator $300 or best of-
fer. Will sep. (863)675-7963
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- to be in-
stalled on Van. Like Brand
new, $800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.


GOING TO ALASKA? Check
Out The Alaska Value Experts
First! www.alaskaoffers.com
or Call (800)922-9000.
INTERNATIONAL BUS '69,
converted to RV, airbrakes,
rear eng., $500 or best of-
fer. (863)673-6738
METAL GATE 10', tubular,
9'7" long x 50" tall, $35.
(863)634-2805
PRESSURE WASHER, 800
Ibs., good cond., $500.
(863)674-1409
Security Bars, for window,
$800 will sell separately.
(239)657-6211
TANK 500 gal. diesel or gas,
Manual, no wheels. Good
condition. $250.
(863)673-5852
TOILET- Complete, Gold in
color, Good flusher. $40.
Firm. (863)467-0007
WATER TROUGH Rubber-
maid, 70 gallon, $40.
(863)634-2805



ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only $50.
(863)697-1443
PA SYSTEM: TRAYNOR, 6
Channel w/ reverb. $250.
(863)467-9402
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $350
neg. (863)467-0627


BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
$100
(863)983-7702
BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 7
wks old. $250
(863)763-8201
DOG BOX Custom built. $250
(863)467-7197
PET CAGE, 4' tall, black. $25
(863)697-0465
RED BONE HOUND- 7 mo. old,
Full blooded Very friendly,
Loves to play, Very good
w/kid's. $150. (863)261-5666
REEF TANK, 125 gal., salt wa-
ter, cherry finish, w/rock,
fish & invertebrates & extras,
$1,000 neg. (863)697-3890
SADDLES Wintec English
saddles (1) 16" & (1) 17".
Used only a few times. $950.
will sep. (863)447-2395


POLARIOD CAMERA $20.
(302)856-6165
I-E


LEISURE SPA- 2 seats & 1 re-
cliner. Used very little. $800.
Firm. (863)467-0007



SEW MACH Kenmore, ro-
tary, 117.552, 117.812,
w/instr, book, attachments,
$200 neg (863)467-8717
SEWING MACHINE: Pfaff,
Commercial grade w/ table.
$500. (863)467-6192


BASKETBALL HOOP Large,
metal, like new, has ball. $40
(863)824-3358
FISHING ROD- New, Salt wa-
ter, Trinidad 40 reel & cus-
tom 8' rod. $450. or best
offer. (863)357-0276
Hunting Buggy. Needs carbu-
retor. $1500.00 Call
863-634-2158.
POOL CUE Excellent condi-
tion. $30 (954)632-8636 La-
Belle



AMPLIFIER Clarion APX
4004, 2/3/4 Channel, $150
(863)824-7778
SPEAKERS (4) 12" Infinity
Kappa Speakers, never used
$500 or sell separate
(863)824-7778
SUBWOOFER- 1 Memphis ,
12", Mojo Series, $100
(863)763-8797
SUBWOOFERS (4) JBL, 12"
$380. (863)634-6476


FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404
HITACHI, big screen, 42",
$350. (863)763-7460
PLASMA TV 42", 3 yrs old,
made by LG, works great.
$600 (863)634-5471
SONY- With Wireless Head-
hones, 36", Flat screen.
ardly used. $750. or trade
for firearms (772)461-8822


AIR COMPRESSOR- Sailor
Bell, 10hp, w/new spare mo-
tor. 220v, Big enough to run a
shop. $1000. 863-674-0518


TOOLBOX TOOLS- Craftsman,
brand new, still in plastic.
$1800 (863)983-7100



FLOOR SWEEPER VACUUMS,
(2) Light weight. $10 for
both, will sep.
(863)357-2816
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $250. (863)763-3451
VACUUM CLEANER- Kirby,
has all parts, excellent condi-
tion. $500 (863)763-9527


CASSETTE TAPES Break-
through/World Harvest
Church, Message by Ron
Parsley. $5 (863)983-4314
VIDEO CAMERA $50.
(302)856-6165


COMMERCIAL SEWING MA-
CHINE in good condition.
(863)763-2053


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




TRACTOR LOADER 10861H
120hp, $5800 (239)821-3363


SADDLE, Western, Cordura
16", New. Comes w/ Head
stall, reins & breast collar.
$250.neg. (863)983-8646



BUSH HOG, Howse, 4', very
good shape, $300 or trade
for finish mower.
(305)299-1203 Labelle
LAWNMOWER Riding, Snap-
per 38" cut electric start,
14.5 hp, exc cond, $1000
(772)873-8399 Buddy
PATIO BAR Curved, 3 doors,
light gray, 40"H x 60"L, very
heavy, excellent condition.
$200 (863)763-6640
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 2000, Used 3
times. Excellent condition.
$600. (863)467-0893
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut. Great condition.
$200. (863)801-4519
TORO ZTR 2002, 42", 16.5 hp,
Good condition. Very clean.
Asking $2200.
(863)946-0299
WEEDWACKER, STHILE Pro-
fessional, straight shaft,
$150. Call 863-467-1958

Liesok 85'


Real Estate



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


BUILDING & LAND
7200 sq ft-
Metal building on 1 + acre of
land, fenced, plenty of parking,
located on N. Industrial Loop,
LaBelle, Florida.
2400 sq ft- Office space under
A/C.
4800 sq ft- Warehouse area-3
large bays.
Call (863)675-4342 or
(863)673-1885 for more
information.



CONDO, 2BR/2BA
Royal Palm Beach,
great location, many
upgrades, accordion
hurricane shutters.
$165,000.561-333-7524



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$15,900! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.


TOWNHOUSE, 2BR/1BA
550 S. Lopez St.,
$750 mo. For more info,
call (954)374-1490



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$14,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
CLEWISTON: 3br/1ba,
$800. mo. + $800 sec. dep.
No inside pets. 863-805-2872
ask for Tricia
CLEWISTON, North side, 4BR,
2BA, with swimming pool.
(863)517-1497
HOUSE-3br/2ba, 1730 sqft. All
apple, W/D, w/laminate floors,
arage, handicap access.
1500/mo. (863)946-3333
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! 5/BR Foreclosure!
$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.







MOORE HAVEN
RIVER GARDENS
Brand new 3BR/2BA
home, 1 car garage,
pond view, in quiet
neighborhood, $1150
mo. Purchase Option is
available. (954)646-3607
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$1200/mo. + $1000 sec. dep.
Call Eugene 954-658-1552
RIVER HOME: 2 Bdrm., 2 Bath
w/Florida room & 2 car gar-
age in LaBelle area. Large
yard. (727)599-3007








(3) 1100 sq. ft.
Office Spaces
Available Dec. 2007
(2 blocks from
Glades General
Hospital)

Call 561-262-6878
for more information.



CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $135
wk. Call (863)824-6112 or
(772)-349-8637


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing available.


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Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals



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

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$301/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
Clewiston, 2 BR/1BA
No pets. $650/mo. & dep.
Call (863)677-0977
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT,
private drive, private en-
trance. (863)946-0004 or
(863)227-6155.
LABELLE, Beautiful riverfront
apartment. Well appointed.
1BR/1BA. No pets, non smok-
ing environment. $1000/mo.
(239)334-3123


GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTU-
NITY- Located in Moore
Haven, FL, Asking $30,000
(786)239-4745-



Reasonable & Charming com-
merical rental, 1 block from
courthouse & post office,
downtown historic district,
(863)675-4443 LaBelle


BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm., 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
SCorner of S.W. 10th St. &
S.W. Ave. C. $190,000.
Realty International, Sandy
Weiser (561)329-1408
CLEWISTON- 3br, 2ba, im-
maculate, North side, 1027
Bayberry Loop. $235,000
(863)983-6647/ 228-4693
DUPLEX, 3BR, 1BA, Belmont
St. in LaBelle
(239)872-0596 Iv msg.
LaBelle: Owner willing to
except your home equity to
purchase this 3 Bdrm. 3 Ba.
Near Courthouse. Large
rooms. Top Area $187,500.
or Annual Lease $1500 mo.
Owner.863-675-1107
Lake June home in Highlahds
County, 3BR, 4BA, open floor
plan, new dock, central vac,
100 lakefront footage, enjoy
beautiful sunsets. $895,000
Call (863)465-2633
NAPLES, FL: 3 Bdrm., 2 /2 Ba.
Home. Owning financing
available. COLORADO: Large
Ski Home. (239)821-3363
PIONEER, 2+ Acres
House to Die For!
$165,000. Perfect!
Sugar Realty. 863-983-2933





Will trade my home
for yours...
HARLEM 3/2 Brand New!
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $164,500.
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010



MONTURA ESTATES- easy
owner financing, wooded
1.08 acres, lots of privacy,
zoned mobile home or single
family, 20% down, $355 a
month, $39,000 sales price,
seller pays closing costs,
will consider less cash offer
(863)675-3376 leave msg.



1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
$49,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed,'360
degree mountain views; ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
Terms. (866)353-4807..
AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake Over 800
miles of wooded shoreline
Four Seasons- Call
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
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-REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Breathtaking North Georgia
Mountain Cabins, land & lake
homes of Blue Ridge. Call
FOUR SEASONS REALTY
your hometown specialists,
(877)BUY-MTNS or
www.buymtns.com.
Build your dream retirement
home Land starting at
$79,900. On 18 hole cham-
of Golf Digest Schools. Blue
Ridge Mtn setting, com-
fortable 4 season climate.
Enjoy low taxes & low cost
living in top- rated cultural &
recreational location. Perfect
for vacation/retirement.. Call
now (866)334-3253 ext.
1336.
Costa Rica Ocean, river, and
mountain view estate lots.
Affordable paradise, Start-
ing at $60K. Calltoday for
info or appointment with a
(800)993-0962 www.joya-
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North Carolina Mountains
in w/.85 acre $89,900, also
Big Mountain View & River-
front Home Sites Available,
Call For FREE INFO
(828)429-4004.
Retire to So. Carolina!
4BR/2BA/ $229,000. New
home on 18 hole champion-
ship golf course. Golf Digest
Schools facility. Blue Ridge
Mtn setting, comfortable 4
season climate. Enjoy low
taxes & low cost of living in
top- rated cultural & recrea-
tional location. Perfect vaca-
tion/ retirement. Call now
(866)334-3253 ext. 1344.
The best investment is buying
land. 1-20 acre beautiful
homes sites located in cen-
tral Georgia. Great weather.
Starting at $3900 per acre.
Financing Available.
(706)364-4200


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, October 18, 2007








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STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available. .. '
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*2007
Homes of Merit
3/2 2s 4
$61,900

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Used Redman
3/2 32x76
This A Must See
Home. Great for
Montura. Mint
Condition. Price
Negotiable.

Each home
includes deliver-
& setup. Bly1
within the next
3 months and
get a FREE
A.C.

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& electricity aailable!!
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over36(tl sq. ft Rancho Palmas Immaculate Retreat off
Hwy 27 7.5 acres with Palm tree nursery,
stables and guest house. Call for Details
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S CLEWISTON
*4/2.5 CBS w!brick, Irg lot $249,900
taringat 1-k. .3/2 CBS Home r Sus.,rl-n.1 Circle.
"I+ sq. ft. enclosed Great Starter Home only $165,000!
*2/i Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
CBS htime 100k *3/3 MH w/Lrg Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. $120K Make Offer
N1G 'Il 1541k *-,'.Ali.ti-r.r" :CRS.I Ni,.ir.1--: uK
S3/2 MHI 125k *Golfview Sub. 3/2 w/newly remodeled
JG only 175k kitchen. A Must See! only $170.000
S 2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will pay $5K towards closing cost.
S3/2 N. Berner Rd.. Spacious Family
Room & Cozy fireplace. $225,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
'2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
Maribel 'Like New 2/2 MH wi/rg sunroom.
Gonzalez MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
*2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"0" Access. Reduced to $109K
I Owner Motivated
--*3/2 MH.fireplace, completely fenced. $9255K
S- ." A.'... 2/2 in Lakeport, Completely
Remodeled. Lake ''O" Access $279,000


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OPEN HOUSE 10/28 1-4 p.m. 961-959
Harlem Academy Ave. Come See Newly r
Constructed 3/2 CBS Homes. Priced htl 561-7 853 TeraS inR .com
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*3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish tile, planted
palms and more, Call for details
*Beautiiful 3/2 home on country setting
in F .1'h. .l.. w/many Extras! Owner
anxious to sell! Asking just $399,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery '
or livestock. $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. i
$129,9000, Owner Financing Available
S.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
.2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
S10 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per ac. B
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA :
'188 AC with MH for only $105,000
* 32 MHa oBald Cypresson 1.25 AC $975K
Owner Motivated- -
'3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
' 1.25 Lots available. Starting at $25,000


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,VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5
acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500
(866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



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




LABELLE, New 3BR/2BA dbl
wide, w/d, 2.5 acres, fenced,
owner mows, good credit,
d/w. $1100. (239)910-5115
MOOREHAVEN, 2br, 2ba, car-
,port, large fenced lot.
S$750/mo. & 2br, 1.5ba
.$650/mo (863)946-3376

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ALL 2007 HOMES REDUCED
To make room for 2008's.
Wee will sell cheap w/ your
good credit. (863)675-4442
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
DISTRESS SALE: All double-
wides must go! Excellent
prices. Early financing. Call
.(863)675-8888
FLEETWOOD 14 x 70, 3 BR,
2BA, Remodeled. $2500
NOT firm! (239)246-8093.
NEW SIGLEWIDE 3 BR, 2 BA
Home. $35,900. on your lot.
Call (863)675-4442


LAND/HOME Packages Avail.
w/ your good credit. 7.25%
interest rate avail. w/5% dwn
pymnt. (863)675-8888
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$39,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
LOWEST PRICE: on Mobile
Homes in Southwest, Flori-
da. All homes reduced to
sell. (863)675-8888
LOWEST PRICES in South
Florida Over 15 Homes in
stock. Ready for delivery.
Low down payments and
very easy financing. Call
(863)675-8888
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New apple ,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $99,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
NEW 2008 Doublewide
$49,900. Set up. A/C and
skirting included. Call
(863)675-8888
No Money Down w/ your land
equity. Get rid of your old
mobile home & get a new
doublewide. (863)675-8888
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Veryeasyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $39,900
Call (863)675-4442
SUPER SALE Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifelds.

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


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull,
220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-1443
ALUM BOAT, 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5631
BASS HOUND BOAT, 9/2 ft.,
w/trolling mtr., 2 Realtree
camo flip down seats, live
seats, $400. (863)697-3890
BOAT '93 Hurricane Fun
Deck boat, nice, great interi-
or, 115hp needs rebuilt
$1999 (863)675-3919
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $600 (863)763-7609
BOAT TRAILER- for 21' boat,
great shape, to trade for 1'4
+ ft. utility trlr., in same
cond., $700. (239)233-0413
BONITA,'88 17', open fisher-
man, w/'89 115hp Mariner
eng. & trlr., runs great,
$2000. (863)467-7123
BOSTON WHALER 13' 40hp
Evin, restored, restored trail-
er, $2999 (724)992-2893
(863)675-3919
BOW RIDER,' 14', w/70hp
Johnson & trailer, some
work, $400 or best offer.
772-215-2236
DINGHY 10 ft glass, or tan-
dem oar locks, Boston Whal-
er look alike, perfect shape.
$250 (863)357-1784
FISHING BOAT 14 Ft., Alumi-
num w/ trailer. $300 or best
offer. (863)675-7963 La-
Belle


FISHING BOAT- 90 hp Evin-
rude, live wells, great cond,
w/trailer. Ready to go.
$2250 neg. (863)763-9998
FLATS BOAT '87- 14 ft, center
console, 25 hp Johnsoh, 40
Ib trolling motor. $2000
(863)673-1538
FLATS BOAT '95- Fiberglass,
'00 90 hp Yamaha, alum trlr,
trolling motor & push pole.
$4995 firm (863)983-7216
FOUR WINDS- 15 3/4', fiber-
glass, with trailer. 4 cyl Mere
cruiser inboard w/ Mere out-
drive. $700. (863)983-1865
KAYAKS- Pelican sit-in. Like
new. Includes all access.-car
carriers, paddles & sea
skirts. $300. (863)612-1357
MONARK '00 17 ft, 40 hp,
depth finder, easy load trail-
er. $1800 (863)528-4172
OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/
Trailer. $1000 or best offer.
(863)763-0812
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '99
Yamaha, 225hp V-Max,
short shaft, exc. cond.
$3000. (863)674-0375
PONTOON 18 ft Weeres '03,
40 hp Mercury w/changing
room trailer included. $5000
(863)635-7383
PONTOON BOAT, 24 ft, Evin-
rude 50hp VRO, must go,
everything works. $4000
(863)634-0822
PONTOON BOAT- 24ft, new
carpet, runs great, new hyd
steering, 2 yr old trailer.
$3700 (772)342-7304
SMOKER CRAFT PONTOON,
'02, 22', many extras, 115hp
Yamaha, 4 stroke, w/trlr.,
custom made cover, like
new, $15,000 or best offer.
(772)597-2344 aft 5pm
TRI HULL, 16', galvanized 20'
trir., 35hp motor, runs good,
carpeted, 4 seats, $900.
(863)983-6042


GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
TOY HAULER, '02, Forest Riv-
er, 24', new tires, new bat-
tery, $15,000 or best offer.
(863)610-0329



TRAVEL TRAILER: '78, 23Ft.
L. Toilet & shower, fridge.,
sink, bed. Everything works.
$1500 (760)608-2014



AIR BOAT PROP Brand new.
Adjust. diameter. 68-80"
Warp drive. 6 blade $2000
Call Kenny 772-260-5680
AIR BOAT PROPELLER Used
72" 6 blade warp drive.
$1000. Call (772)260-5680
& ask for Kenny.
BOAT MOTOR- Mercury 200
and hydraulic steering, free
boat & trailer. $1200
(863)801-4555


CLASSIC TRIUMPH, 1969 650
cc, black, $2,500. Call
863-674-0898/517-1019
HONDA 305 DREAM 1963,
Perfect condition. Collectors
items. Manual & Tool kit.
$3000. (727)501-3055
HONDA GL 1100 '85- good
shape, asking $600 or best
offer (863)610-0644
HONDA SHADOW SABRE
1100, '02, w/9k mi., custom
headlamps & much more,
$4999. (863)885-2804
KAWASAKI NINJA: 1000 cc's,
1700 mls. $2500 or best of-
fer. (760)608-2014
MINI BIKE 32 hp, New tires,
newer clutch. Runs good.
$250. or best offer.
(863)634-9737 Lv msg


MOTORCYCLE TRIKE, 1994-
VW eng. & frame, black/sil-
ver, $2,500. 863-674-0898
or 863-517-1019
SUZUKI '01- 805 .cc V-Twin
liquid cooled, low miles, all
the options, better than new
$3750 (863)612-0345
SUZUKI INTRUDER VOLUSIA-
'02, 805, 6K mi., 2 tone sil-
ver. Good shape. Runs great.
$3100. Neg. (863)824-7607

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-
fleds.



HONDA 250R '85, 3-Wheeler,
2 stroke, very fast, some ex-
tras. $1500 or best offer.
(863)447-5212
SUZUKI RM 125 '00 Racing
dirt bike, runs good. $1600
or best offer. (863)763-4271
THREE WHEELER 250 SX '95
Runs good, needs carb.
work, & a 250 SX for parts.
$600/all. (863)634-7702
YAMAHA PW50 '03 Dirt bike,
has training wheels, great
condition. $800 or best offer.
(239)731-5912/633-6777
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fieds.


COACHMEN '91, 33ft. Very
good cond., Orig. owner.
Towed only 1600 mi. $4999.
Firm (863)612-0515 Lv msg
CONAIR, Mint. Must see.
$3500 (863)261-2848

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper In
the classlfleds.


Automobiles


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



BUICK LESABRE '91- new
tires, runs new, cold AC,
77K, $3500(772)332-6896
BUICK PARK AVE '93 good
condition, $1975 or best of-
fer (863)634-1830 Russ
BUICK REGAL '95, 2 door,
AM/FM Cassette, Very cold
A/C, Pwr windows/locks.
$1800. Neg. (863)634-6626
BUICK SKYLARK- '85, New
brakes, radiator, A/C less than
1 yr old. Runs great. Needs
TLC $650. (863)697-8250
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD '92 -
Runs good. $800 or best of-
fer. (863)824-3471
CADILLIAC DEVILLE '97,
4.6L, 4 dr, Runs good. Needs
A/C pump. Must see to appre-
ciate. $2000. (863)673-5852
CAMARO Z28- '95, Flowmas-
ters, Street Fighter superchip,
Full K&N intake & more.
$1500. (863)801-5176
CHEVY CAMARO RS, '97 -
conv., needs brake work &
cosmetics, $1700 neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
DODGE INTREPID '95- Runs.
$800 or best offer.
(863)599-0192


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DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto,
a/c, all power, $2500.
(863)634-0464 ask for Jere
my
FORD CROWN VIC LTD '88-
New eng, plugs, fuel filter,
exc cond, everything works.
$2000 (863)946-3626
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '98,
for parts, clean title, new 5
spd. trans, new clutch pkg.,
$300. (863)674-5752
FORD MUSTANG GT '02 -
4.6L V8, 5 spd, leather, 6
cd/am/fm stereo, new tires.
$10,000 or best offer.
(863)946-1381
FORD TAURUS '97- Exc cond,
leather int, pw, pi, ac, moon-
roof, new tires, bad motor
$1000 (239)349-0681
HYUNDAI, '01, exc. cond.,
asking $2,000.
(863)357-2623
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '88,
good cond., $1,000 or best
offer. (863)674-1409
MERCURY COUGAR '93 -
Good body but engine needs
work. $300 or best offer.
(863)467-0987/261-1371
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE'93-17"
Moma's, runs good. $1500
or best offer. (239)210-1475
MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE -
'95, A/C, New top. New
paint. Runs great. $5000. or
best offer. (863)763-4746


NISSAN SENTRA SW '85-
manual 5 spd, 90+k miles,
engine & trans rebuilt, good
shape $900 (863)635-3643
PARTS CAR Cadillac STS
'96, bad trans, no title. $500
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
PONTIAC TRANS AM '87 T-
tops, many new parts,
$1400 or best offer
(863)357-1772 /801-4690
TOYOTA '87- 4x4, 5 speed,
ext. cab, 22 R Turbo, excel-.
lent condition $3000 or best
offer (239)229-8518
TOYOTA CAMRY 1986 -
Needs timing belt. $800 or
best offer. 561-262-0510
TOYOTA COROLLA VE '98-
101K, cold AC. Runs like
new, new tires & brakes,
$3800 (772)332-6896



DUMP TRUCK 1998 Ford
Louisville. Best offer.
(561)996-0967



CHEVY BLAZER '89- Off road
vehicle, inclds 2 rolling chas-
sis (parts & all). $2500 for
all. (863)983-7100


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805 SW Simmons Street $1,500,000
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*951 E. Del Monte/ Unit 208 Roland Martin's Marina
near Lake "O" $175K
S116 Taft Blvd Motivated seller '-2,I1
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S1005 Art Lawrence 3.13 ac. close to Lake "O" $200K
*1823 Johln ;..I a' ... i 1I. 1 .,.i i $110K


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*734 Midstate Loop $79.9K
* 1794 Melissa Rd. $110K
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(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 2 or 3BR, 1 1/2BA Huge rear yard 3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 $239,000 or rent for $1,000 p.m. acres furnished $98,000
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced yard .j225,ii.yi Woodland S/D ?275,(i0JO
to $295,000 Very I W ltr ther-in- 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 law a p b000 VACANT LAND
i4BR, 2BA with pool $184,900 MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
3BR, 2BA 20063BR, 2BA N.:,.% Home $310,000 Montura 1.25 acre lots available
Montura Reduced $169,900 4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000 Call for Listings.
3BR, 2BA with pool $289,000 3BR 1BA Hunting lodge on 5 Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K acres in LaDeca $175,000 Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
3BR, 2BA on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj. $32,500 each
3BR, 2BA with den $299,000 2.5 acres also available $175,000 Pioneer 7 lots $56,500 each
4BR, 3BAwS-hiJduced to $246K 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BR Pioneer 11 lots together
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole as well) $379,000 $45,000 each
S3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to Mobile Home Lot $19,500
$240.000 Seller Wants All Oers $289,900 11 Montura lots must be sold
3BR, 2BA pool Ridgeview #1 MOBILE HOMES together $22,000 each
$349,900 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 COMMERCIAL
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished Pioneer SWMH on 2.5 acres Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
North-side $359,000 $135,000 $200,000
4BR, 2BA with pool Ridgeview 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 FOR RENT
2BA w 3BR, 2BA MH Sherwood $79K 2/2.5 Townhomes near marina
#2 $279,900 3BR, 2BA DWMH screened $1,500 per month includes
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $394,500 porch Ridgdill Rd. $120.000 utilities


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CLUB CAR- loaded, with
charger, excellent condition,
$1700 (863)673-5947
GOLF CART- 3 wheel Easy Go,
w/new charger, runs good,
$650 (863)673-4660
GOLF CART BATTERIES-(6)
$90 For all or will sell separ-
ate (863)635-3824
GOLF CARTS 3 wheel Easy
Go, new charger & good bat-
teries, $600 (863)675-3850



CAMPER TOP Grey, fits
short bed, full size pick up.
$150 (863)634-2975
COVER For trucks, vans &
sport utility vehicles, like
new. $30 (863)763-0669
FORD ENGINE- '97, 32 valve,
111,000 mi valve covers,
headers, H-pipe, all for
$1200 (863)634-8360
FORD PU '87- w/5.0, OAD, for
parts only, can demonstrate,
$700 (863)763-1370
FRONT CHROME BUMPER &
GRILL for Ford F250 clear
headlights, 3rd brake light,
$150. (863)697-2032
MOTOR for Chevy, 350,
complete w/transmission,
'76 Model, 65k mi., $450.
(863)673-6738
NISSAN SENTRA '87 good
tires, new battery, blown
head, good for parts $350
(863)467-4518
PARTS CAR Pontiac Grand
Am '95. $400
772)359-2923 or
863 467-5401
PONEY MOTOR: '94, John
Deere/Turbo Diesel, 4 cyl.,
#4039T w/hydraulic pump.
$2000 neg. (561)719-9391
RACING BUCKET STYLE
SEATS Universal fit, asking
$100 (863)634-7157
RIMS 18", Lexani, excellent
condition, paid over 3k.
$1800 or best offer.
(863)467-0987/261-1371
RIMS & TIRES- New 20"
Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
$600 (239)707-4407
RIMS, chrome, 20", w/5 on
4.5 or 5 on 4.75, bolt pat-
tern, $400 neg.
(863)697-0328 Heather


RIMS- Chrome, 6 lug, 15".
$150 or best offer.
(863)634-8902
SUN VISOR- For 3500 GM
Truck with holes for Cab
lights. $95. (863)357-1714
TAILGATE Fits F350, blue sil-
ver. $400 (772)873-8399
TIRES 4, Nitto Terra Grappler
325/60 R18. Still have
25%-35% tread. $200. Call
(863)634-0955
TIRES & RIMS- 265/75/R16,
aluminum rims. $350 or best
offer. (863)634-8902
TIRES 17"- (4) asking $60
(863)763-8797
TIRES:, 37x12.5x20 Super
Swamper SSR, 75% tread.'
$675 or best offer.
(239)657-8493
TIRES: 5-M/T, Baja,
31x13.5x15 on 10" Cragar
Rims. 1K on tires. $900 or
best offer. (239)657-8493
TRANS.: ALLISON '94, 4 spd.,
model 545. 21K, fly wheel
starter/converter/adaptor.
$1500 neg. (561)719-9391
TRUCK CAP- Fiberglass for
step side pick up truck. $100
or best offer. (863)357-6315
TRUCK PARTS- '97 Ford
F-250 4x4 all running gear.
$2000. 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
WHEELS, KMC Balzac, 22",
fits Ford Superduty w/8 on
170 bolt pattern, like new,
$1800. (863)697-0328
WHEELS/TIRES- Pacer Juice,
8 lug Nitto Terra Grappler
305/55R20 Lugnuts/ctr caps
incl. $750. (863)634-2131



CHEVY SILVERADO C1500-
'96, Ext'd cab. Loaded, 140K
mi., Very good cond. $5000.
(863)763-4586 '1
CHEVY SILVERADO P/U '81
Pwr windows/locks, tilt
steering, long wheel base.
$1200 neg. (863)634-9737
FORD 100 '70, 360 motor, 3
speed on column. $900
(865)789-1647
FORD 250 '86 4 wd, 4 spd,
body in good shape, great
mud truck, custom running
boards $750 (863)467-2231


FORD F150 '90- 4 wd, good
woods truck, needs clutch.
$500 (863)697-1563
FORD F150, '97, V8, cold a/c,
great work truck, $2500.
(863)634-8519
FORD F350, '99, Mark III Se-
ries, 7.3 diesel mtr., white,
crew cab, full cap, 130k mi.,
new tires, clean truck,
$12,500. (863)610-0329
FORD PICKUP '94, cold a/c, 4
new tires, 137,500 orig. mi.,
great cond., $2400.
(863)673-6819
FORD RANGER '92, Red, Ex-
tended cab, 6 cyl, Runs
good. $1000.
(863)673-3358/673-3354
GMC PICKUP, '89 3/4 ton,
4x4, longbed, truck in La-
Belle, $1500 or best offer.
(863)675-3806
MAZDA B2200, '86, blue, runs
good, $800 or best offer.
(239)728-8521
MUD TRUCK FORD RANGER
'94- On '91 F150 4x4 frame,
302 eng, auto, 36" tires.
$2000 neg. (863)634-7154
PONTIAC PICKUP '85, rebuilt
motor, exc. cond., $2,000.
(863)357-2623
TAILGATE- Vented for 1 ton
box truck. Very good condi-
tion. $149. 302-357-1714
TOOL BOX- black, asking $30
(863)634-7157



FORD EXPLORER '92, Black,
4x4, Runs good. Good con-
dition. $1995.
(863)673-3358/673-3354
FORD EXPLORER 1995, Good
condition. $3500.
863)467-3070 or
(863)610-8691
FORD EXPLORER '98- Sport
Edition, new tires, runs &
looks good $2500 Firm
(863)674-0518
GMC SUBURBAN '88, HD
Tow pkg. 454 Big Block Chevy
eng. Runs great. $4200 or
best offer. (863)763-4746
SUBURBAN '85 runs great,
needs a little work, $500
561)743-3932 or
561)401-5102 Kevin


BOX TRAILER- 16 ft, inside
lights, shelving, tandem axle.
$1900 (772)342-7304
LANDSCAPE TRAILER, 7x18
good condition, $1600
(863)840-0505
UTILITY TRAILER: 6 Ft. 6 In. x
14 Ft. Excellent cond. Ask-
ing $850. (863)673-4660



CHEVY ASTRO VAN '99 -
good cond., 71K miles, good
tires, $5000 or best offer
(863)634-9513/ 467-2195
CHEVY CONV VAN 1500 '95 -
Mark III package, interior
reat w/TV, runs good
1800 (863)509-8179
CHEVY VAN '76, New 350
long block factory ordered
from GM, New carb., 76K orig
mi. $2000 (863)634-3412
CHEVY VENTURA MINIVAN,
'99, blue, runs good, 159k
mi., $4500 or best offer.
(239)728-8521
FORD PEOPLE MOVER 1998 -
29 Passenger. Great condi-
tion. A/C. $5,800.
(863)467-5114


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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 07CP39
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAYO HAROLD THOMAS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAYO
HAROLD THOMAS, deceased, whose
date of death was March 26, 2007,
and whose social secudty number is
453-12-9209, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
PO. Box 10, Moorehaven, Florida
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is October 11th, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Thomas Stephen Lynch
3107 Paxton Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611-3917
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Wesley R. Harvin II
900 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 210-8
Stuart, FL 34994
Florida Bar Number 0527068
P h o n e / F a x :
772-286-3630/772-286-6166
Attorney for Personal Representative
241974CGS 10/11,18/07
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looked for it?


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 07-172CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH W. SPENCER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the estate of Ruth W. Spencer,
deceased, File Number 07-172CR by
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33975; that the decedent's
date of death was June 30, 2007; that
the total value of the estate is
$70,675.00 and that the names and
address of those to whom It has been
assigned by such order are:
Name Address
HarrietS. Spencer
PO. Box 918
Colombus, NC 28722
Joy S. Miller
17201 Capri Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33967
Jacquelen R. Spencer
2455 Agnes Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is October 18, 2007.
Joy S. Miller, Co-Personal Representative
17201 Capri Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33967
Jacquelen R. Spencer, Co-Personal Rep-
resentative
2455 Agnes Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
Ralph Elver, FBN 215848
Ralph Elver, PA.
Attorney for Petitioners
PO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
(863) 675-5800
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CP-38
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA HELEN THOMAS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BAR-
BARA HELEN THOMAS, deceased,
whose date of death was April 29,
2007, and whose social security num-
ber is 261-30-6965, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Glades County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is PO. Box 10, Moorehaven,
Florida 33471. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must fle their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FOR TH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'SDATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is October 11th, 2007
Personal Representative:
Thomas Stephen Lynch
3107Paxton Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611-3917
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Wesley R. Harvin, II
Florida Bar No. 0527068
900 E. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994,
Ph/Fax 772-286-3630/772-286-6166
241973 CGS 10/11,18/2007
LEGAL NOTICE
THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE WILL BE
SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON OCTO-
BER 31, 2007 AT 8:00A.M. AT 749
NW AVENUE "L BELLE GLADE FL
33430:
1994 Dodge, 1B3AA46V7RF137203
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 07-617-CA
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
ANGEL M. WATSON, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorney's
Fees and Costs dated September 24,
2007, entered in Case No. 07-617-CA
of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for Hendry County,
Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and ANGEL
M. WATSON and WATSON, unknown
spouse of ANGEL M. WATSON, if mar-
ried; JOHN DOE, A/K/A JORGE DELE-
ON and JANE DOE Is/are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the second floor hallway,
in front of the main Clerk's Office,
Hendry County Courts Building, La-
bele, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A.M.,
on Wednesday the 28th day of No-
vember 2007, the following described
property, as set for th in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorney's Fees and
Costs, to-wit:
Lot 1, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION,
according to the Plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 6, Page 173, Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Including a 1997 Redman Mobile
Home, Serial #72542372 and
72542373.
DATED this 27th day of Sept. 2007
BARBARA BUTLER, Clerk
By: /S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
GREGG S. AHRENS, ESQUIRE
ADORNO & YOSS LLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33134
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Senior Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at the Lee
County Justice Center, Rm 3112,
1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Roi-
da 33901, telephone number
813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TO, or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
aRelay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
242494 CN 10/11,18/07
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2007-135-CP
IN RE: The Estate of:
C. LOUISE SUGGS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of C.
Louise Suggs, deceased, whose date
of death was February 18, 2007, is
ending in the Circut Court for Hendry
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is RO. Box 1760,
LaBelle, Florida 33935. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against descendent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is October 11, 2007.
Personal Representative:
George Suggs
Rt 1, Box 774
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Alison C. Hussey, Esquire
Attorney for George Suggs
Florda Bar No. 116165
Pavese Law Firm
PO. Box 100088
Cape Coral, FL 33910-0088
Telephone: 1239) 542-3148
Fax: (239) 542-8953
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INVITATION TO BID
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids for the construction of the new Clewis-
ton Public Works Utilities Maintenance Facility to be located at 1200 South Olym-
pia Street, Clewiston, Florida
Bidding firms must hold all required applicable licenses in good standing. II bidder
is a corporation, a current and active charter must be provided with its bid. Evi-
dence of insurance is also required.
Requests for documents must be made in person or in writing. A maximum of three
sets of bidding documents can be obtained upon ArchIects receipt of a re-
fundable deposit by certified check, in the amount of $100.00 for each set. De-
posit will be refunded when bidding documents are returned complete,
undamaged, unmarked and reusable, within seven days of bid opening Bid
documents may be obtained at the office of A & R Architects, PA., 3850 Colonial
Blvd, Suite 200, Fort Myers, Florida 33966, telephone 239-278-5300; facsimile
239-425-2300 A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, 1200 South
Olympia Street, Clewiston, Flonda at 10:00 am, Tuesday November 20, 2007. All
bidders are encouraged to attend.
Sealed bids will be received until 2.00 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at Clewiston
City Hall located at 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florda 33440 and
opened shortly thereafter. Bids received after the required date and time will be
returned to the bidder unopened. The City of Clewiston reserves the right to reject
any or all bids, with or without cause, and waive any or all irregularities and infor-
malities for any reason and accept bids that in its judgment will be in the best in-
terest of The City of Clewiston. Bidders not receiving a contract award shall not
be entitled to recover any costs of bid preparation.
243280 CN 10/18;11/1,15,29/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06CA181
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THOMAS S. HALL, JR.; TINA D. HALL;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNK
NOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 9/17/07 entered in Civil
Cast No. 06CA181 ot the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
GLADES County, Moore Haven, Flori-
da, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash on the front steps at
the GLADES County Courthouse locat-
ed at 500 Avenue J in Moore Haven,
Flodda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 25th day
of Feb., 2006 the following described
property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 54, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF
THIRD ADDITION TO BUCKHEAD
RIDGE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A PORTION OF LOT
55, SAID REPLAT OF A PORTION OF
THIRD ADDITION TO BUCKHEAD
BRIDGE, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERN MOST
COMMON CORNER BETWEEN SAID
LOTS 54 AND 55, THENCE SOUTH 34
DEGREES 10 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE COMMON BOUN-
DARY LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS 54
AND 55, A DISTANCE OF 95.54 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 32 DEGREES 11
MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST ALONG
THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT
55, A DISTANCE OF 39.84 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 56 DEGREES 20
MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 86.19 FEET TO THE INTER-
SECTION WITH THE ARC OF A NON-
TANGENT CURVE IN THE RIGHT OF
WAY FOR 10TH STREET (RADIAL
LINE THROUGH SAID INTERSECTION
BEARS SOUTH 41 DEGREES 48 MIN-
UTES 42 SECONDS WEST), SAID
CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE
NORTHEAST, HAVING RADIUS OF
30.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 07 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 27 SEC-
ONDS; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY
.L,:1-, i,,' AR' inr SAID CURVE, A
o-: Tri- OF i FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
dated this 1 st day of Oct., 2007.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
'Plantation, FL 33324
05-42523(FM)NATB
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, atthe GLAOES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION
CASE NO: 07-400-DR
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
IGNACIO BELTRAN,
Petitioner/Husband
and
RITA F HERNANDEZ,
Petitioner/Wife
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: Rita F. Hernandez
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Peti-
tion for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Thomas
Montgomery Esquire, Attorney for Pe-
titioner, whose address is PO. Box
1510, Belle Glade, FL 33430, and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court, in LaBelle, Hendry
County, Florida, on or before Novem-
ber 5, 2007, otherwise, a judgment
against you may be entered for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on Sept. 28,2007.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: R. DeLaCruz
DEPUTY CLERK
241411 CN 10/4,11,18,25/07
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: KatrinaSilva
PO Box 1723
Clewiston, FL 33440
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE
PROPERTY STORED BY YOU WITH
S & E PROPERTIES, INC SELF STORAGE
OF CLEWISTON, 600 BLOCK OF EAST
OBISPO AVENUE, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
BELIEVED TO BE HOUSEHOLD AND MIS-
CELLANEOUS WILL BE SOLD TO THE
HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH AT 600
EAST OBISPO AVENUE, CLEWISTON ON
OCTOBER 20, 2007 AT THE HOUR OF
10:OOAM TO SATISFY RENTAL IN THE
AMOUNT OF $1070.80
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE
ANY AND ALL BIDS THANK YOU,
EUGENE DESIATO
242483 CN 10/11,18/07
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
11/03/2007 at 11:00 AM at FORT
i i", ':.i -TORAGE, 1025 Com-
.. ' LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Kimberly Register #837
Computers, AC misc. items
Amelia Banda #J-14
Misc. items
Edith Andrade #B-11
Misc. items
Roy M. Lowe #57
Bike, fish tanks, misc. items
243145 CN 10/18,25/07
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trict will be held on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 24, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Montura
Clubhouse, Montura Ranch Estates,
State Road 833, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to
transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R Scott Cooper DATE:11/13/07
SUBJECT AREA. 114 Access to Records
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
access to records
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 119,120, 1001.42 and 1001.43 FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 119, 120, 1001.42 and 1001.43 FS.
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superntendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for access to
records.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the
matter may be heard on November 13, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advised in the
future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written constituting public records submitted to
the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Su-
perintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you needan accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), F.S.
241843 CN 10/18,25:11/01/07 & CB 11/01/07

INVITATION TO BID
Notice is hereby given that the District School Board of Hendry County, Florida, will
receive bids until 300 .m. on Tuesday November 6 2007 at the Hendry County
School Board's Finance Office, at which time they will be opened and tabulated,
ProectTitile: Clewiston Middle School Buildings 21,22, 24, and 27
Upthegrove Elementary School Buildings 1, 9, and 21'
Roofing Replacement Project
Project Location Clewiston Middle School
601 W Pasadena Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
and
Upthegrove Elementary School
280 North Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33935
Name of Owner: Hendry County School Board
25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
LaBelle, FL 33935
ProiectSco Furnish all labor and materials required to replace all roofing
components of Clewiston Middle School, Buildings 21, 22, 24, and
27 and Upthegrove Elementary School, Buildings 1,9, and 21, The
estimated construction budget is $606,000.00.
Site Examination: A voluntary prebid meeting will be held in the cafeteria of
Upthegrove Elementary School on Friday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Place for Recelot of Bids- All bids shall be delivered to: Hendry County School
Board's Finance & Purchasing Office, 111 Curry Street, LaBelle, FL, or Mailed to:
Hendry County School Board's Finance & Purchasing Office, RO. Box 1980, La-
Belle,FL 33975.
Otlainino Bid Documents' Bidders may obtain documents, including drawings and
specifications, by contacting the office of Jay Ammn Architect, Inc., 3246 Lake-
view Oaks Drive, Longwood, Florida, 32779, telephone number (407) 333-1977.
Documents will be distributed to the Bidders at the Prebid Meeting for a non-re-
fundable cost of $50.00 paid to Jay Ammon Architect, Inc. or will be mailed to the
bidders at their request.
All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside
008-0003 Roofing Replacement Project at Clewiston Middle School and Upthe-
grove Elementary School, Bid Date: November 6, 2007. The School Board of
Hendry County reserves the right to reject any and all bids received, and to waive
any and al irregularities in regard thereto. No bids may be withdrawn after the
scheduled closing time for receipt for bids for a period of sixty (60) calendar days
without consent of the Board.
Hendry County School Board
Patrick B. Langford, Chairman
243760 CN 10/18/07


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify that
Bill Robinson conducting a Chemical
Sales business at All Spratt Blvd 0-1,
LaBelle, FL 33935, under the fictitious
name of ichem and that said firm is
composed of the following persons
whose names and places of residence
are as follows:
Bill Robinson
4043 W. Sunflower Cir.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Ownership of ichem is as follows:
Bill Robinson 100%
It is my intentions to apply to the Florida
Department of State, Division of Cor-
porations to register the said name of
ichem under the provisions of Chapter
90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991.


243863 CN 10/18/07


Bill Robinson
10-12-07


NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Ernest Hobbs
PO. Box 867
Clewiston, FLA 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with Randy Coyle & Rena
Blissett, located at 1801 Red Road, Cle-
wiston, FL 33440. The items are believed
to be household and miscellaneous items
and will be sold to the highest bidder for
cash at the above address on October
19th, 2007 at 11:00 A.M., along with ad-
vertising costs. We reserve the right to
refuse any and all bids.
242760 CN 10/11,18/07
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until November
6, 2007 for Bid #Q08-0004, Grade
work, Paving & Striping at Edison Com-
munity College located at LaBelle High
School, Specifications will be available at
the board's finance office at 111 Curry
Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100.
Hendry County School Board
Patrick B. Langford, Chairman
243907 CN/CB 10/18/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 11/02/2007, 10:00 am at
74. S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE,
FL 33935, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS
TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
1988 General Motors Corp
1GTBS14E8J8517578
1994 Lincoln
1LNLM91VXRY662306
2001 Hyundai
KMHFU45D41A097924
243664 CN 10/18/07
Public Notice
U-Lock-It Storage
P.O. Box 511
Sebring, Fl 33871
Contents of the following
Units located at 500 South
San Gabriel St., Clewiston, Fl
Will be sold on Saturday,
October 20, 2007 @ 9:00 am.
Unit #16
Anna Benitez
PO. Box 1874
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Unit# 22
Maria Jaramillo
416W. El Paso Ave Apt 1
Clewiston, FI 33440
Unit #43
Diane Story
RO. Box 507
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Unit # 47
Lisa Clark
240 131h St.
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Unit #62
Jacqueline Shelton
1588 Hooker Point Rd
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Unit # 63
Annie Mitchell & Freda Lovett
417 E. El Paso
Clewiston, Fl 33440
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Insect flies to the rescue of native


WEST PALM BEACH To an un-
trained eye it might be mistaken for
an average housefly, but Lixadmon-
tia franki has a greater purpose. This
species of fly is the latest weapon in
a biological battle to control an inva-
sive species of weevil threatening na-
tive plants in Florida's Everglades and
beyond.
The South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, in partnership with the
University of Florida Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, is releasing
dozens of these tiny flies today as part
of an ongoing study to determine
their effectiveness in controlling the
Mexican bromeliad weevil, Metama-
sius callizona.
Introduced species control is a
key component of the District's en-
vironmental restoration mission,
including the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan (CERP). The
District has invested $442,000 this
year on continuing efforts to reclaim
Florida's native habitat from hostile
invasive plantat and insect species, in-
cluding $17,000 on the fly research.
Altogether, Florida has invested close
to $2 billion toward CERP projects
designed to restore, protect and pre-
serve the water resources of central
- and southern Florida, with a primary
focus on.reviving the nation's unique
Everglades ecosystem.
Invasive species such as melaleu-
ca, old world climbing fern and Aus-
tralian pine, as well as the Mexican
bromeliad weevil, can dramatically
change Florida's habitat. In moving
to Florida, these species left behind
natural predators that kept them in
check in their native habitat. Scieh-
tists look for natural control methods
in the species' home ranges to iden-
tify ways for controlling them here.
"Great solutions to some of our
complex, environmental restoration
challenges are coming from the ap-
plication of cutting-edge science,"


Submitted photo/SFWMD/B. Larson
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District is releasing bio-
control flies to fight invasive
species in the Everglades.
said South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Executive Director Carol
Wehle. "The District is optimistic that
these biological controls will prove to
be another valuable tool in protect-
ing our native species and the Ever-
glades."
Scientists anticipate that this flywill
provide an environmentally friendly
way to control what bromeliad en-
thusiasts have dubbed the "evil wee-
vil." This invasive, introduced spe-
cies lays its eggs inside the leaves of
several varieties of native bromeliads.
When the weevil larvae emerge, they
feed on the leaves and stems, often
destroying the plant in the process.
The weevil is native to Mexico and
was first sighted in Broward County
in 1989. Today it can be found in 21
Florida counties.
Throughout South Florida, brome-
liads are a significant part of the eco-
system. While contributing to native
plant .bio-diversity, bromeliads also
have deep centers that serve as wa-
ter-filled reservoirs, providing homes
and hunting grounds for native frogs,


birds and insects.
Extensive study by University of
Florida scientists has shown that
Lixadmontia franki combats the wee-
vil by laying its eggs inside the wee-
vil's body. Working from within, the
fly maggots then destroy the weevil,
preventing it from harming bromeli-
ads. Rigorous research has demon-
strated that the fly will not impact
agriculture, humans or native plants
and animals.
Scientists hope that the flies re-
leased today will establish sustain-
able, breding colonies to protect na-
tive bromeliads. They have also been
released at the Big Cypress National
Preserve in Collier County, the En-
chanted Forest Sanctuary in Broward
County and the Lake Rogers Park in
Hillsborough County.
Lixadmontia franki is a species first
scientifically identified in 1993 in the
Honduran mountains. All of the flies
released today were raised at the Uni-
versity of Florida's Norman C. Hay-
slip Biological Control Research and
Containment Laboratory near Fort
Pierce. Today's fly release and others
in recent months are the culmination
of 17 years of research to ensure the
flies will attack only Mexican bro-
meliad weevil larvae. The permitted
releases required approval by several
government agencies.
"We are grateful to the Florida
Council of Bromeliad Societies and to
the South Florida Water Management
District for their generous support of
this research," said John Capinera,
Ph.D., University of Florida professor
and entomology department chair.
"Officials with the two organizations
have seen the devastation of our na-
tive bromeliads, and they understand
its value to Florida's environment.
We are all working together for the
sarre goal to save Florida's native
bromeliads from destruction."


Everglades restoration projects help area


WEST PALM BEACH Boosting
South Florida's economic outlook is
successfully proving to be an added
bonus of Everglades restoration as
employment and business opportu-
nities continue to expand with the
South Florida Water Management
District. The District recently strength-
ened its partnerships with workforce
development organizations, com-
munity colleges and non-profits to
train area workers and provide the
goods and services needed to tackle
$1.8 billion in Everglades Restoration
projects.
Two District initiatives, the Small
Business Enterprise program and
Workforce Training Initiative, are
functioning in concert to boost con-
tract prospects for local businesses in
the Palm Beach, Hendry, Lee, Martin
and St. Lucie county areas, while at
the same time increasing the avail-
ability of skilled workers needed to
operate bulldozers, drive dump trucks
and pour concrete. These efforts are
helping to expand contract prospects
for minority businesses as well.
To date, more than $11 million
has been spent throughout Florida
on subcontractors and direct pur-
chases for restoration projects -- ap-
proximately 75 percent of the total
service dollars -- with more than $5
million spent within the District's 16-
county region. In the immediate Pa-
hokee, South Bay Belle Glade and
Clewiston areas, approximately $2.2
million has been spent to date. One


example is the purchase of vehicles
needed to support work on the Ev-
erglades Agricultural Area Reservoir
project near South Bay. More than 30
vehicles have been purchased from
Belle Glade area dealerships.
"Everglades Restoration projects
are bringing measurable improve-
ment to local economies and the en-
vironment," said District Governing
Board Member Patrick Rooney. "It's a
winning combination."

Workforce Training

Initiative
To increase the availability of
qualified local workers, the District
contracted with the Education Center
of Southwest Florida and with Palm
Beach Community College to train
and certify workers in heavy equip-
ment operation and construction
trades.
The District has invested more
than $1.2 million in partnerships with
these two institutions. To date, their
training programs have produced
131 construction craft graduates and
130 heavy equipment graduates.
Depending on experience and cer-
tifications, construction graduates
can earn $12 to $35 an hour; heavy
equipment graduates can earn $12 to
$22 an hour.
To date, Southern Everglades Res-
toration work has created more than
250 jobs, and generated more than $5
million in payroll to area residents.


Small Business

Enterprise
To expand its vendor lists, the
District has certified more than
1,000 small businesses to work on
Everglades Restoration projects.
Through the Small Business Enter-
prise program, these businesses are
given additional consideration when
the District solicits project bids and
proposals. The list of certified busi-
nesses is also made directly available
to large contractors seeking qualified
subcontractors.
The Small Business Enterprise
program is heavily promoted at the
grassroots level through community
resource groups, African-American
and Hispanic builder and trade associ-
ations, ministerial alliances, local gov-
ernments, chambers of commerce
and workforce resource centers.
In addition to the economic bene-
fits, Southern Everglades Restoration
projects will provide more flood con-
trol and water supply options, along
with the potential for public recre-
ational opportunities. Projects now
under way include three massive
aboveground reservoirs designed to
capture and store stormwater runoff,
providing an additional water source
to meet irrigation and urban demands
for water -- after environmental needs
are met. For additional information
about Everglades Restoration please
visit the Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan website at www.ev-
ergladesplan.org.


Ag program application deadline coming soon


The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's Natural Resources Conser-
vation Service has a conservation
program that can help farmers and
ranchers pay for conservation prac-
tices that prevent erosion, improve
water quality, and provide habitat for
wildlife.
The Environmental Quality Incen-
tives Program (EQIP) is a key pro-
gram under the 2002 Farm Bill that
provides federal cost-share funds to
working farms and ranches for con-
servation improvements. The 2008
EQIP application period will remain
open until Nov. 13.
EQIP provides incentive payments
and cost-share funds to private agri-


cultural and livestock producers to
implement conservation practices.
The program promotes agricultural
production and environmental qual-
ity as compatible goals. Like all NRCS
programs, participation is voluntary.
The early deadline is a continuing
effort to improve the funding process.
The accelerated program cut-off date
will allow producers time to com-
plete practices during the first years
of their contracts. The earlier appli-
cation deadline date will also help
accommodate field work in prepara-
tion for fall projects.
The accelerated process makes
early contact with the NRCS staff
more important than ever. NRCS


would encourage our farmers and
ranchers to come in and visit with
our local field staff now. We know
that producers that get in early have
more time to resolve certain program
or land eligibility issues.
As with all NRCS programs, EQIP is
a voluntary program that is intended
to yield high quality, productive soils;
clean and abundant water; healthy
plant and animal communities; clean
air; an adequate energy supply; and
working farms and ranchlands.
For more information on the 2008
EQIP program, contact your local
NRCS District Conservationist by call-
ing (863) 674-5700.


Be sure to keep your pets safe this Halloween


COLLEGE STATION Halloween
can be a doggone scary time for pets,
and there's no doubt little Sparky can
get easily spooked.
For pets, Halloween night can turn
into a real nightmare if precautions
aren't taken to protect them, says
Patty Hug, a small animal veterinary
technician in the College of Veteri-
nary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
at Texas A&M University.
Like most holidays, Halloween
brings extra guests to your doorstep
and into your pet's territory. Pets
accustomed to large crowds of visi-
tors should have little trouble adjust-
ing, says Hug, but other pets may be
frightened by your new (and strange-
ly dressed) guests.
"If you are hosting a Halloween
party, it is best to designate an area
for your pet, such as the bedroom,
where they can constantly be separat-
ed from the guests," says Hug. "The
scent of the owner in the bedroom


will comfort the animal and keep it
from feeling abandoned."
If you don't have a suitable area to
designate as doggie's domain, con-
sider boarding your pet at a separate
location. "Let a trusted friend take
care of your pet for the night or ask
your veterinarian if they offer board-
ing," Hug suggests.
If you prefer to keep your kooky
creatures by your side on All Hol-
low's Eve, be sure to restrain them.
"A leash should keep the pet from
frightening trick-or-treaters and from
running out the door into danger,"
says Hug.
For pets that live outdoors, take
extra precautions to ensure there is a
substantial barrier between them and
potentially dangerous passers-by.
"Keep your animals in a fenced
area with a ceiling, if possible," ad-
vises Hug. "This may keep the ani-
mal from escaping and keep children
from throwing candy -- particularly


chocolate, which is toxic to pets
- into the fenced area."
Even when protected by a fence,
some pets become frightened by the
constant movement and noise that
comes with Halloween. "When in
doubt, move the pet indoors to a safe
area," advises Hug.
That advice counts double for
owners of black cats.
While Hug warns that all pets are
in potentially serious danger on Hal-
loween, black cats have particularly
bad luck on this haunting holiday.
"Some people hold superstitions
about black cats and seek to harm
them as part of a malicious joke,"
warns Hug. "It is up to the owner to
protect pets from increased risk."
In an attempt to protect black cats,
many pet stores refuse to sell them
on or around Halloween. If you have
black kittens to sell or give away, No-
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