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At a Glance

Veterans day in
civic 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.Veterans 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 inter-
est? Well so are we! We are
proud to announce the start of
our fabulous new horse club
"Dusty Boots." If you and/or
your children love horses and
would like to get involved with
a group of people such as your-
selves 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 bet-
ter, planning events, getting in-
volved in community service,
etc. The club is just starting
out so we are looking for fresh
ideas and faces. If you are in-
terested 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 Elementary School,
1000 South Deane DuffAve. 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 and
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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SO works murder/arson case


Victim killed,
tied and burned,
investigators said

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Emergency
workers responding to a fire call
in Montura found a much more
sinister scene when they arrived
last Wednesday morning, Octo-
ber 17.
Obscured by the fire was the
body of a Montura man. He had
been tied and apparently mur-


dered before his attackers set the
home on fire.
Almost immediately authori-
ties worked to solve the homicide
case, but a week later few details
about what really happened.
Several law enforcement agen-
cies including the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement and
the State Fire Marshall's Office
continue working together to
piece the clues together regard-
ing the arson and homicide.
Authorities are releasing little
information about possible mo-
tives and it isn't known whether
robbery or something else was


the driving factor in the homi-
cide. The home is a rather non-
descript structure on Avenida
Del Sur.
All that is known is that the
body of Epitacio Antonio Her-
nandez-Beltron, 60, was found
inside the home while fire fight-
ers worked to extinguish the
flames. Both his hands and his
feet were tied, police say, indicat-
ing that the fire was no normal
or accidental event.
According to Mayra Quesada,
with the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office, the department will con-
tinue its investigation, including


interviewing possible suspects,
and will await the results of the
medical examiner's investigation
that should reveal more about
the homicide.
No one has been arrested in
connection with the homicide,
although interviews have taken
place, according to the sheriff's
office.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, the
man's wife, hospitalized at the
time of the crime and its discov-
ery, arrived to find the scene for
the first time. Accompanied by
friends of hers, she walked, limp-
ing to the home.


Learning fire safety: Central Elementary kids enjoy lesson
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These two Central Elementary kids had plenty of fun while performing a mock fire drill at the school on Tuesday, Oct.
23.


Fire fighter and Paramedic Adrian Damms shows students that the strength of the water from the hose can be con-
trolled using an instrument panel on the side of fire trucks.


"I was the wife. I was in the
hospital when it happened and I
don't have a statement," the el-
der woman announced.
According to the persons with
her, she had yet to be told about
the homicide.
Neighbors say that the de-
ceased kept to himself most of
the time. According to them, he
talked very little and he and his
wife would spend most of their
time in the home.
On the morning of the discov-
ery, the family directly next-door
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Barbecue


dinner to


help cop

Local officers
join to help

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON When
they're not out on the field
catching the bad guys, the
members of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office dedicate them-
selves to helping each other
through the good times and the
bad.
For Sgt. Carl Hilgenberg,
that's a good thing, especially
now as he finds himself fight-
ing his baltk against cancel
According to Sgt. J. Soto,
who served under Sgt. Hilgeri-
berg for a number of years, Ihe
old sergeant is the type of per-
son who doesn't give up easily.
People in the community
call him "pops," and his dog-
gedness has helped to put
more than a few bad guys in
jail in the decade that he has
worked with the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office.
"He says what he feels and
he feels what he says," said Sgt.
Soto.
It isn't a surprise, then,
that even after passing his 70t
birthday, Sgt. Hilgenberg didn't
want to call it quits. Even as he
undergoes chemotherapy, his
closest friends at the depart-
ment hope that he will be back
on the job soon.
"He probably works harder
than a 25-year-old," said Sgt.
Soto.
Everyone in the department
encourages residents to come
out and buy themselves a de-
licious dinner and at the same
time help Sgt. Hilgenberg while
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County votes for discounts


Program to provide
break on
prescriptions

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Uninsured and underin-
sured county residents will
soon be able to get a break
on medical prescriptions. At
their Tuesday. Oct. 23, meeting
Hendry County commissioners
voted to join the National Asso-
ciation of Counties (NACo) Pre-
scription Drug Discount Card
Program. NACo partners with
Caremark to provide the card.
All residents of Hendry County


will be eligible for the discount
card regardless of age, income
or existing health coverage.
According to information
provided by the county, the av-
erage savings is 20 percent off
the retail cost of prescription
drugs. There are no enrollment
fees or forms, no age or income
requirements and no medical
condition restrictions. The plan
does not cost the county, tax-
payers or consumers anything.
Caremark negotiates with par-
ticipating pharmacies to offer
a discount off their retail prices
and receives a small fee from
the pharmacy on each transac-
tion.
Some manufacturers pay re-


bates on the discount card pro-
gram, Caremark then shares a
portion of that rebate with the
consumer at the point of sale
in the form of an increased dis-
count.
Hendry County pharmacies
which participate in the NACo
plan are: Walgreens, Wal-Mart
and CVS in Clewiston and J&J
in LaBelle.
The customer presents the
card, which will be supplied by
the county, at the pharmacy and
will pay either the discounted
price or the pharmacy's regular
retail price, whichever is lower.
The card cannot be used
See Meeting Page 12


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Paying careful attention
Children listened carefully while the fire fighter discussed
important fire safety techniques.


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Four chosen for Agriculture Hall of Fame honors


Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson and the
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame
Foundation Monday announced
the agricultural leaders who will
be inducted into the Hall of Fame
in February 2008.
They are:
"Pete" Clemons of
Okeechobee,
Hugh Malakowsky English
of LaBelle,
Fritz Stein Jr. of Belle Glade,
and
Alto Alfred Straughn of Wal-
do.
"Florida agriculture owes an
immense debt of gratitude to these
outstanding leaders," Bronson
said. "Their dedicated service in
the areas of research, education,
business and government helped
make Florida agriculture into the
remarkable industry that is known
and admired around the world."
They will be inducted into the
Florida Agricultural Hall' of
Fame during the 30th annual
awards celebration Feb. 12,
2008, during the Florida State
Fair in Tampa. These four induct-
ees will bring the total to 124.
"The contributions of these in-
dividuals have left an indelible
mark on Florida agriculture," said
Reggie Brown, president of the
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame.
"Their tireless, unselfish efforts
to promote and protect Florida's
greatest industry will be recog-
nized with the agricultural com-
munity's highest honor as they
are inducted into the Florida Ag-
ricultural Hall of Fame."
Tickets to the event will be
available in early 2008. For ticket
information, contact the Florida
Poultry Federation at (813) 628
4551. For more information about
the Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame and previous inductees, vis-
it http://www.florida-agriculture.
com/halloffame/index.htm.
"Pete" Clemons
Okeechobee
"Pete" Clemons is a famed for-
mer rodeo star, a successful citrus
grower and rancher, and the own-
er/operator of Florida's premier
cattle market, the Okeechobee
Livestock Market. Highly regarded
for his friendliness, honesty, and
genuine desire to help people,
Clemons is considered by many
to be the best-known, and best-
loved cattleman in the state.
Clemons was born in 1927
and grew up working on cattle
ranches in Osceola and Highlands
counties. His parents, Oscar and
Theressa Bronson Clemons, were
both members of pioneer Florida
cattle families. Clemons paid his
own way through the University
of Florida by working as a rodeo
performer, and in 1950 he gradu-
ated with a bachelor's degree in
agriculture.
Clemons' professional rodeo
career began when he was in high
school and continued until he
was well into his forties. He won
a record nine All Around titles at
the annual Silver Spurs Rodeo in
Kissimmee. In 1949 Clemons was
the Kissimmee Jaycees' repre-
sentative at the National Jaycees
Rodeo in Colorado Springs, and
he stunned the western competi-
tion by entering all six events and
coming away once again with the
All Around title. As a rodeo cow-
boy, Clemons served as an unof-
ficial ambassador for the Florida
cattle industry both nationally
and internationally. He appeared
in televised professional rodeos
on a regular basis and still raises
championship rodeo bulls on his
ranch in Okeechobee.
In 1961 with the help of his
father and another partner, Clem-
ons purchased the Okeechobee
Livestock Market, Under Clemons'
leadership the market became
Florida's largest cattle market and
one of the largest volume dealers
east of the Mississippi. Today, the
market provides a variety of spe-
cial services, including locating
buyers and sellers of cattle herds
and bringing bull sales from out
of state to local buyers. Clemons
expanded cattle marketing to in-
clude video and internet market-
ing venues and helped start one
of the first internet cattle auctions
in the United States.
"If it's buying or selling cattle in
Florida, Pete is the man to go to,"


says rancher Sonny Williamson
of Okeechobee. "Ranchers know
that he will help smooth out the
problems for them and get a sale
or purchase of cattle done fair
and honest."

Clemons has always been a
strong supporter of the Florida
beef industry and has worked
hard promoting beef cattle ranch-
ing. In the early 1980s he served
as chairman of the Florida Beef
Council and helped guide the use
of Beef Check-off dollars to raise
consumer awareness about the
healthfulness of beef and to build
beef demand.
For the last 40 years Clemons
has served as a board member
or an officer of the Okeechobee
County Cattlemen's Association.
He was president of the orga-
nization in 1979, and today he
coordinates the group's fundrais-
ing rodeos, which pay for beef
promotion and college scholar-
ships. In recognition of his many
years of service, the Okeechobee
County Cattleren's Association
recently named him an honorary
director.
Clemons is a strong proponent
of property rights, fair trade, and
reasonable business and land-use
regulations. He is a past president
of the Florida Association of Live-
stock Markets and was active for
manyyears in the'Animal Industry
Technical Council, which works
with the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Servic-
es on animal health and disease
eradication issues.
Pete Clemons and his wife,
Susanne, live in Okeechobee.
Their sons, Jeff and Todd, have
assumed management roles at
the Okeechobee Livestock Mar-
ket, but Pete'remains active in the
business.
"Pete's most valuable trait as
a leader might be a very simple
one," says his friend John Wil-
liams, executive vice president
of Riverside National Bank in
Okeechobee. '"He always has
time for every single person."
Hugh Malakowsky
English
LaBelle
Hugh English spent 35 years
working for A. Duda and Sons,
Inc., one of Florida's agricultural
giants. He started with the com-
pany as a citrus grove manager
-and retired as a corporate vice
president. Through his work at
Duda in the 1960s, English helped
launch southwest Florida's fledg-
ling citrus industry. He conducted
pioneering research and helped
develop production methods
now commonly in use.
English was born in 1936 in
the small town of Alva in Lee
County, where his grandfather
settled in 1876. English grew up
on the family farm, which en-
compassed about 500 acres and
produced citrus, beef cattle, and
vegetables. He began working in
his family's citrus groves as a boy.
English studied animal science at
the University of Florida. During
his student years he was active
in the Block and Bridle Club and
was a member of the Livestock
Judging Team.
In 1965 he went to work at
Duda's new citrus grove in Felda
in Hendry County. In those days
there was little information or re-
search to support production of
citrus on the flatwoods soils of
southwest Florida, so English im-
mediately initiated numerous re-
search demonstrations in cooper-
ation with UF/IFAS research staff
and Extension agents. He ran va-
riety and spacing trials and experi-
mented with seepage irrigation
and water control techniques. As
low-volume irrigation technology
was developed, English quickly
recognized the savings in water
use and began converting to this
more efficient system.
Just four years into his career
with Duda, English was named
manager of the company's groves
in LaBelle. In 1976 he was pro-
moted to general manager of all
Duda citrus grove operations, and
in 1991 he assumed responsibil-
ity for the company's fresh fruit
packinghouse and frozen con-
centrate plant. At the time of his
retirement in 2001, English was
corporate vice president in charge


of the company's entire Citrus Di-
vision. He was responsible for all
citrus production, packing, and
processing.
His career was demanding,
but he still found time to give
back to his community and his
industry. For many years English
has provided leadership to Flor-
ida agriculture on environmen-
tal, technical, and policy issues.
He was chairman of the Big Cy-
press Basin Board and a member
of the governing board of the
South Florida Water Management
District. While serving on the
Southwest Florida Ag Council, he
helped build legislative support to
construct and staff the University
of Florida's Southwest Florida Re-
search and Education Center near
Immokalee.
English has always been ac-
tive in the promotion of the citrus
industry. When Central Florida's
citrus industry was nearly de-
stroyed by the freezes of the late
1970s and early 1980s, the indus-
try began a rapid expansion in the
southwestern part of the state.
English helped organize the Gulf
Citrus Growers Association to ad-
vance the citrus industry in this
new location.
In the early 1990s English was
appointed by Governor Lawton
Chiles to a three-year term on the
Florida Citrus Commission. He
was vice chairman of the com-
mission in 1992 and chairman in
1993. During his term he traveled
to Europe and Asia to enhance
export opportunities for Florida
citrus growers.
English was a member of the
Making American Agriculture Pro-
ductive and Profitable (MAAPP)
Committee, created by the Ameri-
can Farm Bureau's board of di-
rectors in 2003 as a two-year ag-
ricultural study group. The group
worked together to come up with
a vision for the future of American
agriculture and to develop policy
recommendations that would
help make it productive and
profitable. The MAAPP Commit-
tee Report was published by the
American Farm Bureau in 2006.
In 1979 English's family was
named Farm Family of the Year
by the Hendry County Farm Bu-
reau, and in 1988 English won the
University of Florida's Citrus Club
Man of the Year Award. In 2000
he received the University of Flor-
ida's Alumni of Distinction Award
*and was elected to the Citrus Hall
of Fame.
Hugh English and his wife,
Beverly, live in LaBelle. They have
two grown daughters, Katherine
and Caroline, and one grandson.
Fritz Stein Jr.
Belle Glade
Fritz Stein owns and operates
a 3,300-acre cattle ranch in High-
lands County and a 750-acre sug-
arcane farm in Palm Beach Coun-
ty's Everglades Agricultural Area.
That would be enough to keep
most people busy, but for Stein
it is just the tip of the iceberg. A
mind-boggling array of industry
groups and civic organizations
benefit from his leadership skills.
Through his unselfish dedication
to family, farm, and community,
Stein represents the finest tradi-
tion of the Florida farmer.
Stein is a third-generation Flo-
ridian and a lifelong resident of
Belle Glade. His grandfather, an
Everglades pioneer, raised cattle
and winter vegetables and in-
stilled a love of farining in his chil-
dren and grandchildren. In 1954
Stein earned a degree in agricul-
ture from the University of Florida
and returned to the Belle Glade to
join the family farming business.
In the 1960s he turned his atten-
tion away from winter vegetables
and began growing sugarcane.
Stein knew that if he and his
neighboring growers worked to-
gether and pooled their resources
they could build a state-of-the-art
sugar-processing facility. With
that goal in mind, he helped or-
ganize the Sugar Cane Growers
Cooperative of Florida. The Co-
operative is made up of small
and medium-sized farmers in the
Everglades Agricultural Area who
work together to harvest and
process their sugarcane and mar-
ket the raw sugar. As a founding
member of the Cooperative, Stein
helped maximize the agricultural


potential of the region and bring
financial stability to many grow-
ers.
Stein has been a tireless sup-
porter of agriculture his entire
life. He is a past chairman of the
Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Service, past presi-
dent of the Florida Sugar Cane
League, and past director of the
Palm Beach County Soil and Wa-
ter Conservation District. He cur-
rently serves as a director of the
Florida Molasses Exchange and
the Florida Sugar Marketing and
Terminal Association. He has
been a member of the Western
Palm Beach County Farm Bureau
for over 50 years.
Stein is an advocate for Flori-
da's farm workers, campaigning
for improved housing, education
and. healthcare. For 41 years he
has been an active member of the
board of the Belle Glade Housing
Authority, which provides clean,
affordable, safe housing to this
disadvantaged population. As
chairman of the board, he helped
procure millions of dollars in fed-
eral grants and oversaw five ma-
jor construction projects, growing
Belle Glade's inventory of homes
for agricultural workers to 700
units. Under his direction the
Housing Authority has improved
the living conditions of thousands
of families in the Glades.
Stein leads by example. As a
governing board member of the
South Florida Water Management
District, he was one of the first
farmers in the Everglades Agri-
cultural Area to begin voluntarily
testing his own water quality, and
he encouraged other farmers to
do the same.
Stein's civic contributions are
many. He is a founding trustee of
Glades Day School, a past presi-
dent of the Belle Glade Rotary
Club, a Glades area fundraising
committee member and chair-
man of the Boy Scouts of Amer-
ica, and a team sponsor for Belle
Glade Little League.
Stein's leadership in his com-
munity and his industry has won
him numerous accolades. In 1982
he received the Belle Glade Citizen
of the Year Award from the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce; in
1988 the Chamber of Commerce
named him the Agri-Industrial
Man of the Year; and in 1990 his
family was honored as Farm Fam-
ily of the Year by the Western Palm
Beach Cournty Farm Bureau. -
Fritz Siten ind this \wife, Lois,
live in Belle Glade. They have
six grown children, Sonny, Julie,
Robert, Stewart, Michael, and
Tim, and eight grandchildren.
Alto Alfred Straughn
Waldo
Dr. Alto Straughn's career in
agricultural research, education,
and commercial farming spans
more than 50 years and has ben-
efited both Florida agriculture and
consumers. He is among Florida's
most progressive watermelon
farmers, and his work with south-
ern high bush blueberries helped
launch a $40 million-a-year indus-
try.
Born in 1934 in Walton County,
Straughn grew up farming, hunt-
ing and fishing. He was active in
4-H and Future Farmers of Ameri-
ca. During his student years at the
University of Florida, he was well
known for his strong work ethic
and his keen interest in research
and learning. He lived in a room
at the Livestock Pavilion, worked
for the Department .of Animal
Sciences, was a member of the
Livestock Judging Team, and did
sheep research on the weekends.
He graduated with a master's de-
gree in animal science.
In 1959 Straughn began work-
ing as a UF/IFAS Extension agent
in Marion County. Three years
later, with the aid of a Kellogg Fel-
lowship, he went to the University
of Wisconsin, where he complet-
ed a doctoral degree in Extension
administration in 1963.
Returning to Florida and the
Extension Service, Straughn rose
rapidly through the administrative
ranks. After serving as assistant
director, he became director of
program evaluation and organi-
zational development in 1971. As
one of the agency's key adminis-
trative leaders, he helped develop
statewide planning and reporting


systems and implement the coun-
ty program review system. He pi-
oneered the use of computers to
enhance Extension's response to
client needs.
At the same time he was
working for the Extension Ser-
vice, Straughn was developing
successful beef cattle, blueberry,
watermelon, and timber farming
operations-enterprises that now
cover over 2,000 acres around
Gainesville. He quickly gained
a reputation as one of Florida's
most innovative growers, demon-
strating again and again his abil-
ity to adjust to rapidly changing
markets.
Straughn's leadership and in-
novation in blueberry production
have been crucial to the success
of Florida's blueberry industry.
He now produces about one-third
of all the blueberries in Florida,
and he has worked closely with
UF/IFAS researchers to conduct
blueberry variety trials and dem-
onstrate new production technol-
ogies at his farms. Leading blue-
berry researcher Paul Lyrene says
Straughn has been indispensable
to the UF/IFAS blueberry research
program and estimates the value
of Straughn's support over the
past 15 years at almost a million
dollars.
In the 1980s, Straughn initiated
the Florida blueberry industry's
move away from rabbiteye variet-
ies toward the more-productive
southern high bush varieties and
showed that these varieties could
be grown profitably on a large
scale. He helped build markets for
Florida blueberries where none
had existed. Straughn has been
an innovator in freeze protection
methods, pollination techniques,
harvesting methods, and pack-
ing and distributing He pioneered
growing blueberries in pine-bark
beds under plastic mulch and
tunnels, using drip irrigation and
fertigation. Many of the practices
now commonly used by growers
in Florida were first shown to be
superior on Straughn's blueberry
farms.


Straughn has been an innova-
tor for the Florida watermelon
industry, too. Twenty years ago
he was the first in North Florida
to grow and market seedless
watermelons on a large scale. In
addition, he was an early adopter
of new watermelon production
technologies, including polyeth-
ylene mulch and drip irrigation.
UF/IFAS research results on new
technologies were more readily
transferred to the Florida water-
melon industry because Straughn
adopted these technologies and
assisted the Extension Service in
educating his fellow watermelon
producers about their benefits.
Straughn is a strong supporter of
the annual UF Extension Water-
melon Institute, where the latest
research results and recommen-
dations are presented to water-
melon producers from all over
the Southeast.
Straughn is generous with his
knowledge and his time, selfless-
ly sharing his expertise with other
growers. He is an active member
of the Florida Farm Bureau, the
Michigan Blueberry Growers As-
sociation, the National Watermel-
on Promotion Board, the North
American Blueberry Council,
and the Florida Blueberry Grow-
ers Association. He has provided
financial support for more than
a dozen graduate students in the
University of Florida's College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences and
has initiated endowment pro-
grams to provide financial sup-
port for Extension 4-H faculty and
for the professional improvement
of other Extension faculty.
His leadership in the agricul-
ture industry has earned him
honors, including the 2005 Gam-
ma Sigma Delta Distinguished
Service to Agriculture Award and
the 1997 Cooperator of the Year
Award from the Michigan Blue-
berry Growers Association.
Alto Straughn and his wife,
Patrecia, live in Waldo. They have
two grown daughters, Lynn and
Rita, and eight grandchildren.


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Trail rides, hikes and
swamp buggy rides
set for Oct. 27 event

FLORIDA- The South Florida
Water Management District will
hold a grand opening celebration
for the Hickory Hammock Eques-
trian Center on Saturday, October
27 beginning at 9 a.m. The public
is cordially invited to attend and
celebrate completion of the new
equestrian center, as well enjoy
a variety of recreational activities
on the property.
The equestrian center has been
developed in partnership with
the Florida Cracker Trail Associa-
tion, an equestrian group whose
members have spent many hours
marking trails and improving
the area for public use. Hickory
Hammock Equestrian Center has
stalls, picnic shelters, fire rings
and grills, a non-potable water
well with hand pump, two com-
posting toilets and night lighting,


along with primitive campsites for
horseback riders and others who
have horse rigs or camp trailers.
Tent campers are also welcome.
Marked equestrian trails, interior
dirt roads and fire breaks provide
riders with access to more than
10 miles of riding trails.
The Hickory
Hammock Site
This 4,470-acre property is
not just for horse enthusiasts.
The Florida Trail Association, a
statewide group of avid hikers,
has spent many volunteer hours
marking hiking trails through the
area. A section of the Florida Na-
tional Scenic Trail winds for 11
miles through Hickory Hammock
and through two adjacent public
use areas to the north, Bluff Ham-
mock and Boney Marsh.
Several primitive campsites
along the trail beckon hikers for
an overnight stay. Three miles
north of Hickory Hammock, a 25-
foot-high bridge rewards visitors


with a grand view of the gentle
meanders and marshes of the
restored Kissimmee River. Wind-
ing north through Boney Marsh,
the trail is fringed with live oaks,
palms, bay and holly trees on the
edge of the Kissimmee flood-
plain. At certain times, hikers can
continue north through the Avon
Park Air Force Range.
Bicycling enthusiasts can en-
joy riding on a two-mile section
of the old Sebring Grade on the
south half of Hickory Hammock.
Now grassed and canopied by
overhanging tree limbs, the grade
once connected Sebring and Bas-
inger before U.S. Hwy. 98 was
built in 1949. You can also enjoy
bike riding on the interior "woods
road," an old ranch trail along the
hammocks.
Grand opening
The public is encouraged
to attend the October 27 grand
opening to become familiar with
Hickory Hammock's many recre-
ational opportunities. Those with


horses are welcome to join the
morning trail ride guided by ex-
perienced riders from the Florida
Cracker Trail Association. A guid-
ed hike will be led in the morning
by members of the Florida Trail
Association.
Following the trail events, there
will be a short ceremony with
South Florida Governing Board
Chair Eric Buermann and rep-
resentatives from the volunteer
organizations. Pat's Barbecue,
of Lake Placid, will be providing
lunch for purchase during .the
day, including hamburgers, hot
dogs, barbecue, water and soft
drinks. Following lunch, swamp
buggy rides will be available for
those who would like to see the
equestrian trail.
Location
The Hickory Hammock
Equestrian Center is located at
the end of McArthur Road, four
miles north of the main Hickory
Hammock trailhead. The main
trailhead at Hickory Hammock is


eight miles southeast of Lorida,
and about one-half mile north-
west of the Istokpoga Canal (18
miles south of Sebring and 33
miles north of Okeechobee on
U.S. Hwy. 98.)


For additional information
about the ceremony or about this
project, please phone the SFW-
MD Okeechobee Service Center
at (863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-
4200.


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Everglades restoration projects progress


WEST PALM BEACH Boost-
ing South Florida's economic
outlook is successfully proving to
be an added bonus of Everglades
restoration as employment and
business opportunities continue
to expand with the South Florida
Water Management District. The
District recently strengthened its
partnerships with workforce de-
velopment 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 pro-
gram and Workforce Training Ini-
tiative, are functioning in concert
to boost contract prospects for lo-
cal businesses in the Palm Beach,
Hendry, Lee, Martin and St. Lucie
county areas, while at the same
time increasing the availability of
skilled workers needed to oper-
ate 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 Flor-
ida on subcontractors and direct
purchases for restoration projects
-- approximately 75 percent of the
total service dollars -with more
than $5 million spent within the
District's 16-county region. In the
immediate Pahokee, 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 Everglades
Agricultural Area Reservoir project
near South Bay. More than 30 ve-
hicles have been purchased from
Belle Glade area dealerships.
"Everglades Restoration proj-
ects are bringing measurable im-
provement to local economies
and the environment," said Dis-
trict Governing Board Member
Patrick Rooney. "It's a winning
combination."
Workforce Training.
Initiative
To increase the availability of
qualified local workers, the Dis-
trict contracted with the Educa-
tion Center of Southwest Florida
and with Palm Beach Community


College to train and certify work-
ers in heavy equipment 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 equip-
ment graduates. Depending on
experience and certifications,
construction graduates can earn.
$12 to $35 an hour; heavy equip-
ment graduates can earn $12 to
$22 an hour.
To date, Southern Everglades
Restoration work has created
more than 250 jobs, and generat-
ed 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 proj-
ects. Through the Small Business
Enterprise program, these busi-
nesses are given additional con-
sideration when the District solic-
its project bids and proposals. The


list of certified businesses is also
made directly available to large
contractors seeking qualified sub-
contractors.
The Small Business Enterprise
program is heavily promoted at
the grassroots level through com-
munity resource groups, African-
American and. Hispanic builder
and trade associations, ministe-
rial alliances, local governments,
chambers of commerce and
workforce resource centers.
In addition to the economic
benefits, Southern Everglades
Restoration projects will provide
more flood control and water
supply options, along with the
potential for public recreational
opportunities. Projects now un-
der 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 web-
site at www.evergladesplan.org.


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cal government agencies through-
out Florida will be better prepared
for emergencies thanks to $2.6
million recently awarded to the
national Council of State Archivists
(CoSA) by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
The funding for the national initia-
tive will enable the State Library
and Archives of Florida to provide
critical training and services to
state and local government agen-
cies throughout Florida.
When state and local govern-
ments are faced with natural or
manmade disasters, certain re-
cords help them respond to and
recover from the emergency. The
Intergovernmental Preparedness
for Essential Records (IPER) proj-
ect will develop workshops for
delivery nationwide designed to
teach state and local governments
how to identify and protect their
most essential records and recov-
er those damaged by disasters.
"The benefit to Florida will be
immense," said Kurt S. Brown-
ing, Secretary of State. "Florida is


prone to hurricanes, tornadoes,
floods, wildfires and any one of
these can threaten lives or de-
stroy the history of a community.
I look forward to our staff work-
ing with their colleagues within
the region and around the coun-
try to ensure that the records of
government so essential to our
lives are protected."
The IPER initiative will develop
a national curriculum and create
Web-based seminars, which will
be customized to meet specific
needs and concerns at the state
and local levels. A team from
Florida will add guidance and re-
sources specific to our state and
then deliver the training to state
and local government agencies
statewide. The Florida team will
be coordinated by the state ar-
chives and records management
program and include representa-
tives from the State Emergency
Management Office, information
technology, and local govern-
ments. The regional offices of the
National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA) and the


Federal Emergency Management
Agency in Atlanta will actively
support this effort.
Outlining the impact the pro-
gram will have, Rex Wamsley,
director of FEMA's national Con-
tinuity of Operations Division,
noted that the "development of
common training for use in each
of the states will enhance the po-
tential for inter-governmental co-
operation throughout the nation.
FEMA's national and regional of-
fices have been working actively
with the National Archives and
state archives for the last two
years to protect essential records.
We want to ensure that govern-
ments at all levels can recover
and resume operations quickly
following a natural disaster or
other emergency. Records are key
to that process. The IPER project
will allow us to reach into every
county, city, and village nation-
wide, giving officials the informa-
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Florida restores wetlands in Kissimmee


In northwestern Okeechobee
County, the Florida State Park Ser-
vice recently completed a restora-
tion project at Seven Mile Slough,
located in the state's Kissimmee
Prairie Preserve State Park. The
47,000-acre Kissimmee Prairie
Ecosystem Restoration Project,
composed of public and private
lands, was born out of a desire
by the park staff and adjacent
landowners to help solve water
resource problems that El Nifio's
extreme wet and dry periods had
compounded. The landowners
joined with the South Florida
Water Management District and


obtained a $997,000 grant from
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice. More than $600,000 of those
funds was spent entirely on resto-
ration in the state park.
The goal of the project was to
use an ecosystem management
approach to restore wetlands, to
enhance the wetlands, and en-
hance the dry prairie found in the
geographic area known as the
Kissimmee Prairie Ecosystem. A
secondary benefit was the cre-
ation of more natural water stor-
age areas. Before acquisition by
the state, the Kissimmee Prairie
Preserve State Park property had


been used for agriculture. Past
landowners had installed at least
76 miles of drainage ditches and
altered the land surface to sup-
port vegetable crops. When the
project was completed, contrac-
tors had removed nearly 89 mil-
lion cubic feet of dirt and filled all
76 miles of drainage ditches. The
restored area has'rebounded and
now provides tremendously im-
proved wetland and dry prairie
habitats for waterfowl, migratory
birds, fish, and wildlife. For more
information, see www.dep.state.
fl.us/parks/ncr/successes.htm.


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Students from Eastside Elementary School were happy to re-
ceive dictionaries from the Rotary Club.


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Students at Clewiston Christian School show off their new
dictionaries, donated by Rotary Club.


Rotary Club's goal:


A dictionary for all kids


This past week members of
the Rotary Club of Clewiston de-
livered approximately 500 diction-
aries to third graders at Westside
Elementary, Central Elementary,
Eastside Elementary, Clewiston
Christian School and Moore Ha-
ven Elementary.
Several years ago the Rotary
Club of Clewiston began to partic-
ipate in this worthwhile endeavor.
In speaking to the students, club
members emphasized the impor-
tance of words, their definitions
and increased vocabulary that
will help them prepare for the
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test (FCAT). The students
eagerly started looking up words
and were quick to write their
name in their dictionary since at
the end of the school year they
would be able to take their dic-
tionary home.
The school Principals ex-


pressed their gratitude for Rota-
ry's continued commitment in
providing dictionaries not only to
the students, but to the Library as
well as to office staff. In addition
to the English dictionaries, the
Rotarians Also provided English-
Spanish dictionaries and interna-
tional atlases to each school.
Kelly Howell, President of the
Rotary Club of Clewiston, thanked
her fellow Rotarians: Glenn
Smith, Laura Smith, Ann Dyess,
Hector Guardia, Sherida Ridgdill,
Anna Jo Springfield, Mara Duke,
Tommy. Perry, John Mark Davis,
Andrew Couse, Mali Chamness
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Local Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with a 50 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Highs will reach near 86 with light north-
west wind.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy skies with a low around 70. East
winds will be between 5 and 7 mph and a 50 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 85. Winds will be between
5 and 7 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy skies with lows near 70. Winds will be
from the east between 3 and 7 mph. Showers and thunderstorms
are possible with a 30 percent chance of rain.
Saturday: Partly cloudy skies with a high near 87. Winds will be
from the east between 3 and 8 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy skies with a low around 69. Show-
ers and thunderstorms are possible with a 30 percent chance of
rain.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and a high
near 86.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with lows near 67. Showers and
thunderstorms are possible with a 30 percent chance of rain.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a high near 84. There is a 30 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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Veterans day
ceremony in civic park
Ceremonies to commemorate
Veterans Day will be held in Clew-
iston's Civic Park at the corner of
U.S. Highway 27 and Royal Palm
Avenue. The ceremony begins at
11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.Vet-
erans and the public are invited
to attend.

Sugar Dolls
dancers to meet
You are invited to join Baton
Twirling and Pom-Pom Dance at
Central Elementary 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.

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 announce
the start of our fabulous new
horse club "Dusty Boots." If you
and/or your children love horses
and would like to get involved
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 com-
munity service, etc. The club is
just starting out so we are looking
for fresh ideas and faces. If you are
interested in joining, our meetings
are on the first Monday of every
month at 7 p.m. We are working
on a permanent location at the
moment, so please contact the
following members for more in-
formation: Karen Jackman (863)
228-0978; Tim McClure (863) 228-
1020; Cara Tiger (863) 599-8027;
Ronnie Pike (863) 677-0107.

EDC luncheon
postponed
The Hendry County Economic
Development Council Annual
Meeting, Business and Industry
Recognition Award and Legisla-
tive Luncheon has been post-
poned until Nov. 19, at noon at
the John Boy Auditorium in Clew-
iston. Special session was called
and conflicted with the October
date. Reservations are being ac-
cepted at $20 per person. Table
sponsors are being offered for
$200 and four tickets. Contact Es-
tela at (863) 675-6007.

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 by4 p.m.
Prizes, drawings, contests and
a barbeque dinner will be held.
Registration fee is $30 per person/
$45 per couple. For tickets and in-
formation, please call (888)-237-
7408 or online at www.redcross-
pbc.org.

Happiest baby
classes planned
The Child Care of Southwest
Florida Inc. (CCSWFL), a United
Way Agency in Lee, Hendry,
Glades and Collier Counties, an-
nounces that Darline Pinheiro has
received certification to teach The
Happiest Baby on the Block class.
Darline Pinheiro, an educa-
tional consultant, with 16 years
of experience at CCSWFL will
teach the Happiest Baby on the
Block class which was created
by Dr. Harvey Karp, whose land-
mark work discovered the calm-
ing reflex that helps parents learn


to soothe babies, usually within
minutes.
Hands on topics and video
presentations cover such topics
as: The Missing Trimester, The
Calming Reflex, and The Five S's-
the five simple techniques that ac-
tivate the calming reflex.
Parents will receive Dr. Karp's
CD's of The Happiest Baby on the
Block and Super- soothing sounds.
Child care centers and family
child care providers will receive a
CD for their facility. The cost of the
class is being underwritten in part
by GA Foods Inc. The registration
fee is $10 per person and pre-reg-
istration is required. Call Darline
at (863) 425-1050 at Child Care of
Southwest for information and to
register.

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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Scout meetings
announced
Pack 667 meets every Thursday
evening from 7 until 8 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church on
West Arcade Avenue across from
Woodworks Park. New Scouts
and returning Scouts are always
welcome.

Alzheimer's
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will meet regularly on the first and
third Tuesday of each month.
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call Palm Terrace of Clewiston at
(863) 983-5123.

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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
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Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers needed
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for
a child? Only 60 percent of Lee,
Collier, Charlotte, Glades and
Hendry County children taken
from their homes due to allega-
tions of abuse or neglect have
a volunteer Guardian ad Litem
(GAL) to protect their interests.
A GAL volunteer has the oppor-
tunity to be a champion for an
abused, neglected or abandoned
child in court and within the com-
munity, strongly supported by
program staff. For information,
to apply, or to ask how your busi-
ness or organization can help, call
Jackie at (239) 533-1425 or (866)
341-1 GAL.
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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 obser-
vation.

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 responsi-
ble for imposing sanctions on first
time juvenile offenders. If interest-
ed, please call (239) 458-7088.

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

Stop the violence
Services available
The Hendryand Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
feets of domestic/sexual violence
in our community. The meetings
rotate between LaBelle, Clewis-


ton and Moore Haven. To get in-
volved in the council or for infor-
mation about meeting dates and
times, please call Abuse Council
and Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (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.
SFor 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 e-mail us at crewhead-
quarters@hotmail.com.

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

Bingo night
change announced
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853
is proud to announce that they
will be playing bingo on Thurs-
day nights as opposed to Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play; cash prizes awarded.
Proceeds also go to helping lo-
cal students obtain scholarship
opportunities. 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."


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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
Salina Wilcox, 37, of Runyon
Village, Belle Glade, was arrested
on Oct. 16, by PBSO on a warrant
charging her with battery on an
officer and resisting an officer. She
was released on a surety bond.
Antonio Bannister, 32, of
Southwest Avenue E, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 16, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
possession of cocaine. No bond
was set.
Nykillya Howze, 20, of South-
west E Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Oct. 17, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. She was
released under supervision.
Clyde Ward, 48, of Northwest
Tenth Street, Belle Glade was ar-
rested on Oct. 17, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with proba-
tion violation-selling cocaine. No
bond was set.
Isaac Day, 29, of Southwest
Seventh Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Oct. 17, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with pro-
bation violation-battery. No bond
was set.
Jesus Monjarez, 20, of South-
west Third Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Oct. 18, by PBSO and


charged with larceny and dealing
in stolen property. No bond was
set.
Jesus Monjarez,.20, of South-
west Third Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 18, by PBSO
and charged with larceny-$5,000-
10,000 and dealing in stolen prbp-
erty. He was released on a surety
bond.
Deandra Moore, 24, of Cov-
enant Drive, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Oct. 18, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him, with failure
to appear-possession of marijua-
na, probation violation-robbery
with a deadly weapon and aggra-
vated assault. No bond was set.
Christy Bryant, 31, of West
Third Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Oct. 18, by PBSO and
charged with damage to property-
$1,000 or more. She was released
on a surety bond.
Evander Charles, 21, of
Northwest Avenue G, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 19, and
charged with probation violation-
violation of sex offender proba-
tion. No bond was set.
Christopher Young, 29, of
Northwest Ninth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Oct. 19, by
PBSO and charged with robbery.
No bond was set.
Terrance Britton, 21, of
Southwest 14"' Street, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 20, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with'
larceny. He was released on a
surety bond.
,* Mark Hoyle, 45, of Southeast
Avenue M, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Oct. 20, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and two
counts of battery. He was released
on a cash bond.
Warren Wells, 26, of Fawn


Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office is seeking assis-
tance from the public in locat-
ing the following wanted fugi-
tive as of Oct. 23.
Frederick Cobia, age 34, is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 6 feet, 2 inch-
es tall and weighs approximate-
ly 180 pounds. He has formerly
lived on Oak Court in South Bay
and has also been known as
"Rick."
He is wanted for felony pos-
session of cocaine; fleeing or


attempting to
elude law en-
forcement of- ;
ficer.
Anyone
with infor-
mation on
the where- : -
abouts of this F "
wanted fugi- Frederick
tive is asked Cobia
to contact the
Crime Stoppers at: 1 (800) 458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com


Circle, Belle Glade, was arrested
on Oct. 21, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with resisting an of-
ficer with violence and trespass-
ing. No bond was set.
Ricardo Alvarez, 21, of
glades glen drive, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 21, by PBSO
and charged with three counts of
fraud. No bond was set.
Anselmo Alvarez, 36, of
Glades Glen Drive, Belle Glade,
was arrested on Oct. 21, by PBSO
and charged with two counts of
fraud. No bond was set.

Pahokee
Tony Richardson, 23, of Peli-
can Lake Avenue, Pahokee, was
arrested on Oct. 18, by PBSO and
charged with battery. He was re-
leased under supervision.
Jonathan Anderson, 20, of
Glades Drive, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Oct. 20, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with, pos-
session of cocaine and driving in
a suspended license. He was re-
leased under supervision.

South Bay
Corey Kitchen, 38, of North-
west Eleventh Street, South Bay,
was arrested on Oct. 18, by PBSO
on an active Hendry County War-
rant. No bond was set.
Hendry County

Clewiston
Anthony Chris Meiburger, 50,
was arrested Oct. 21 and charged
on a warrant for VOP: felony or
community control. Michael Ste-
vens was the arresting officer.
Dana Buster, 30, was arrest-
ed and charged as a fugitive from
justice instate Broward County:
driving with a suspended/revoked
license, possession of cocaine and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
C/O J. Moore was the arresting of-
ficer.
Jesus Fay Claro, 23, was ar-
rested Oct. 18 and charged with
possession of marijuana with in-
tent to sell/deliver and possession
of marijuana over 20 grams or a
controlled substance without a
prescription. D/S Nathan Kirk was
the arresting officer.
Ismael F. Claro, Jr., 29, was
arrested Oct. 18 and charged with
battery second or subsequent of-
fense and neglect of a child with-
out great harm. D/S Nathan Kirk
was the arresting officer.


Vernon Dwayne Stevens, 24,
was arrested Oct. 17 and charged
with burglary of a structure/con-
veyance unarmed without a per-
son inside and larceny between
$300-$5,000. Lt. Joe Lee was the
arresting officer.
Raymond Alberto Diaz, 43,
was arrested Oct. 17 and charged
with burglary of a structure/con-
veyance unarmed without a per-
son inside and larceny between
$300-$5,000. Lt. Joe Lee was the
arresting officer.
Nancy Perez, 27 was ar-
rested Oct. 17 and charged with
nonmoving traffic violation, driv-
ing with a suspended license and
grand theft vehicle third degree.
D/S Nathan Kirk was the arresting
officer.
Joan Elizabeth Kiamos, 44,
was arrested Oct. 17 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. DS Jason Walker was the
arresting officer.
Arlenys Caridad Martinez, 38,
was arrested Oct. 17 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. D/S Pam Capling was the
arresting officer.
Martha Estrella Pena, 23, was
arrested Oct. 17 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Pam Capling was the arrest-
ing officer.
Glades County
Jose Hernandez, 52, of
Moore Haven was arrested on
Oct. 15, and charged with viola-
tion of injunctions and aggravated
assault. He is being held without
bond.
Jose Pereyra, 40, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested on Oct. 16, and
charged with possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams. He was later
released on a $10,000cash bond.
James Williams, 70, of
Moore Haven, was arrested on
Oct. 17, and charged with parole
violation. He remains in custody
without bond.
Tarrell Cooper, 25, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on Oct. 18,
and charged with battery, crimi-
nal mischief and burglary. She
was later released on $4,999 sure-
ty bond.
Lorenza Beaver, 43, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on Oct. 21,
and charged with robbery. He is
being held on $20,000 bond.
Louise Jim, 48, of Ochopee,
was arrested on Oct. 21, on an ac-
tive warrant for failure to appear.
She is being held without bond.


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Prepared by Florida Depart-
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For additional information call
(239) 461-4300.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive with
caution, courtesy, common
sense, and patience as they travel
through work zones. Remem-
ber, speeding fines are doubled
in work zones.

Glades County
U.S. 27: From Yaun Road
for the next 25 miles to south
of the Highlands County line:
Maintenance project --- Crews
will be installing raised pavement
markers in the roadway. Motor-'
ists should expect intermittent
lane closures with slow moving
traffic in the area.
S.R. 78/Lakeport Road:
From US 27 to the Kissimmee
River: Maintenance project ---
Crews will be installing raised
pavement markers in the road-
way. Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures with
slow moving traffic in the area.
C.R. 78A/Ortona Road:
From Live Oak Lane to SR 78


and William Road; and from
west of Riverview Drive to
east of Turkey Creek Avenue
.--- Construction project --- Work
is underway to install sidewalk
along the project limits. Motorists
should expect intermittent lane
closures with possible delays
while crews work in this area.
The contactor is Neubert Con-
struction Services of Fort Myers.
C.R. 78A/Ortona Road (in
the area of Ortona Sand):
Maintenance permit project ---
Crews are constructing a drive-
way. Motorists should expect in-
termittent lane closures, as well
as slow moving traffic and pos-
sible delays. Flagmen will also be
on site to assist with traffic.

Hendry County
U.S. 27: In the City of Clew-
iston near U. S. 832/W.C.
Owen Avenue: Maintenance
permit project --- Crews are re-
placing sidewalk in this area. No
lane closures are anticipated, but
motorists should expect slow
.moving traffic and possible de-
lays.
S.R. 80: From Wellington
Parkway to Everhigh Acres


Boulevard: Maintenance proj-
ect---- Crews will be working on
the shoulders and putting down
sod. Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures with
slow moving traffic in the area.
This project is expected to last ap-
proximately two months, weath-
er permitting.
S.R. 80: From east of the
Lee County line to west of
Grandma's Grove RV Park:
Construction project --- Work is
underway to make drainage im-
provements at the edge of the
roadway. Crews are excavating,
placing concrete, and working in
the shoulders. No lane closures
are anticipated, but motorists
should use caution and expect
truck traffic entering and exiting
the work zone. The contractor is
Community Asphalt Corp.
S.R. 29: From north of the
Collier County line to S.R. 80
(near the LaBelle Bridge in
Clewiston): Maintenance proj-
ect --- Crews will be installing
raised pavement markers in
the roadway. Motorists should
expect intermittent lane clo-
sures with slow moving traffic
in the area.


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Graduations

Ericka Simone
Williams
On June 21, 2007, family and
friends from Clewiston, Chica-
go, Springfield, Ill., Baltimore,
Md., St. Petersburg, Savannah,
Ga., and Tallahassee attended
the graduation ceremony for
Ericka Simone Williams at the
Orlando Convention Center.
Ericka, a 1999 graduate of
Clewiston High School and
2002 graduate of FAMU, re-
ceived her Master of Account-
ing and Financial Management
degree from the Keller Gradu-
ate School of Management of
DeVry University.
Ericka is currently an auditor
for the Department of Finance
Services and the Chief Finan-
cial Officer of Trinity Global Fi-
nancial Group.
. Trinity was founded in 2004
by Ericka and three of her col-
leagues.
Proud parents Queenie and
Joseph Williams wish Ericka
much success as she now pre-
pares for the final chapter of
her studies, the Certified Public
Accountant exam.


Future of medicine summit to view health care in PBC


PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.
- The Future of Medicine Sum-
mit, will be held Nov. 2 at the
West Palm Beach Marriott Ho-
tel. The summit, conducted by
the Palm Beach County Medical
Society, is designed to address
the health care concerns of com-
munity and physician leaders in


Palm Beach County. The Summit
will also engage key community
stakeholders in the reformation
of the County's health care deliv-
ery system, tackling fundamental
patient care and cost issues and
provide "road map to where
medicine should be in the years
to come.


The Palm Beach County Medi-
cal Society is pleased to announce
that Dr. Cecil Wilson will be the
keynote speaker for the Future
of Medicine Summit, November
2, at the West Palm Beach Mar-
riott. Dr. Wilson currently serves
as the immediate past chair of the
American Medical Association


(AMA). Dr. Wilson, an internist in
Winter Park has a distinguished
record of achievement in orga-
nized medicine. He has served
in the AMA House of Delegates
since 1992 and is former chair of
the Florida Medical Association.
The Palm Beach County Medi-
cal Society, established in 1919,


has been recognized for its supe-
rior contributions to the medical
community and the community
at large.
For more information about
the Future of Medicine Summit,
contact Tenna Wiles AT (561)
433-3940.


Engagements


Cedillo -

Page
Robert and Raquel Cedillo of
San Antonio, Texas, are proud
to announce the engagement of
their daughter Francesca Cedillo
to Travis Page of Moore Haven.
The prospective groom is the
son of Albert and Delores Dionne
of Moore Haven.
The wedding is planned for
Feb. 22, 2008 in. Jacksonville at
Mayport Naval Base.
The bride-to-be is a 2006.
graduate of Sandalwood High
School.
She is employed as a front
desk agent with Best Western.
The groom is a 2004 graduate
of Moore Haven High School.
He is employed as a third class


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Francesca Cedillo and Travis Page
boatswain mate with the U.S. After the wedding, the couple
Navy. will reside in Jacksonville.


Pumpkin patch kids
David Perry and Bruce Jones check out the First United
Methodist Church pumpkin patch during this last week of
October. Thanks goes to all those who helped to prepare,
supply and help out at the patch and also to patrons of the
annual funraising event.


Obituaries


Bonnie Sue
Carrington Brasher
Bonnie Sue Carrington Brash-
er, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away
Oct. 17, 2007 in LaBelle, She was
born April 10, 1929 in Parsons,
Tenn., daughter of the late Wil-,
liam Lester and the late Bertha
May (Lunsford), Carrington. She
was a resident of Clewiston since
1962 then moved to. LaBelle six
years ago. Bonnie was a member
of First Baptist Church of Clewis-
ton.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Judy B. Kreidler of Jupiter,
Sandra B. Woosley of LaBelle,
brothers, Rex Carrington of Mem-
phis, Tenn., Thomas Carrington
of Parsons, Tenn., Joe Carrington
of ,Kentucky, sisters: Martha
Douglas of Lexington, Ky., La-
wanda Reagor of Metropolis, Ill.,
grandchildren, Shannon Woosley
Bell, Thomas Woosley, Amanda
Woosley Howard, Shane Kreidler,
Shelly Dresser; Shad Kreidler;
great-grandchildren: Skyler Bell,
Kayla Howard, Jacob Howard;
KeithiWoosley; Brayden Kreidler,
Emma Dresser, Natalie Dresser.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Joe Brasher.
Funeral services were held
Sat. Oct. 20, 2007, 10:30 a.m. at
First Baptist Church of Clewiston
with Pastor W T. Maddox Jr., Pas-
tor L.W Howard and Rev. Brian
Hamrick officiating. Interment
followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery,
Clewiston.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Maria 'Maya' Herrera
Maria "Maya" Herrera, age 85,
of Clewiston, passed away Oct.
13, 2007 at home in Clewiston.
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 preceded in' death by
her husband, Rafael Herrera.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Rosalinda Franklin and Maria
E. Gutierre; four grandchildren,
Tracy Ramiez, Kenny Howard,
II, Vaidemar Gonzalez and Ga-
briel Gutierrez; two great-grand-
children, Cody Howard; and Odi
Gutierrez..
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Ridgelawn
Cemetery, Clewiston, with Pastor
Louis Calderon and Pastor Manu-

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All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Lois Mae Collins
Hollingsworth
Lois Mae Collins Holling-
sworth, loving wife, mother,
grandmother and great grand-
mother, passed away at the age
of 85, at Hidden Garden Assisted
Living, in West PalmBeach. She
was born in Belle Glade, on May
31, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter
L. Collins. She made her home
in Belle Glade for over 80 years.
After graduation from Pahokee
High School she worked for Bell
Telephone as an operator, and at
Glades Drugs Store, where she
met her future husband, F. E.
"Jack" Hollingsworth. From 1943
to 1945 she resided in Bakers-
field, California, where her hus-
band was stationed. Upon return
to Belle Glade, she worked along
with her husband at Royal's Gro-
cery and Department Stores, and
-as an Avon representative. In
1957, they opened Hollingsworth
Shoes, a family shoe store, lat-
er adding another store at the
Glades Plaza, in Belle Glade.
They also had stores in Clewis-
ton, Okeechobee, and West Palm
Beach, prior to their retirement
in 1994. She was a member of
the Community United Method-
ist Church of Belle Glade, where
she was an active member of the
Chancel Choir and the United
Methodist Women. At Bazaar
time she ran the "Second Time
Around" shop and was famous
for her homemade guava jelly.
She served as a Pink Lady Volun-
teer at Glades General Hospital, a
member of Beta Sigma Phi, and
the Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 63 years,
Jack Hollingsworth, her brother,
James L. Collins(Pearl), and her
sister, Lori Fessenden (Cloyd);
she is survived by her two sisters,
Annette Wilson(Charles), and
Wylene Lockhart; her brothers,
Junior Allen Collins(Genie), and
J.P. Collins (Betty); children, Fen-
ton E. Hollingsworth, III (Rachel);
and Vicki Hollingsworth Rasco
(Jim); four grandchildren, Suzi
Rasco Smith (Andy); Robert L.
Rasco (Melissa); Mary-Anne Hol-
lingsworth Kline (Jeremiah), and
Fenton A. "Andy" Hollingsworth;
also three great-grandchildren,
Alexander and Abigail Mae Smith
and James Robert Rasco.


In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Community
United Methodist Church Chan-
cel Choir.
Visitation was held on Friday,
Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at
the Community United Methodist
Church of Belle Glade. Services
will follow beginning at 11 a.m.
with interment at Foreverglades
Mausoleum Gardens in Belle
Glade. Funeral arrangements
have been entrusted to Glades
Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.

Paul Norman
Robertson, Jr.
Paul Norman Robertson, Jr.,
age 67, of Quitman, Ga. passed
away Oct. 18, 2007 in Tallahas-
see.
He was born Aug. 16, 1940 in
Norfolk, Va., to the late Paul Nor-
man and the late Mary (GrangerI
Robertson. He serned in the U.S
Air Force from 1960 It 1965. He
retired as a Processing Supervisor
with Evercane Sugar Refinery at
Clewiston.
He was preceded jn death by
his father, Paul Norman Robert-
son and mother Mary Granger
Robertson
He is survived by his wife,
Teri (McKimmey) Robertson; his
sons, Paul "Robbie". N. (Patty)
Robertson, III of Ocoee, James
Lee (Stephanie) Robertson of
Clewiston; his daughters, Rose-
mary Crumb, Valdosta, Ga.,
Amanda Bullard, Clewiston,
Lindsay Bullard, LaBelle; two
brothers, Frankie Robertson,
Quitman, Ga., Freddie Robertson,
Orlando; two sisters, Sandra Hart,
Quitman, Ga. and Vickie Butler of
Jacksonville. He is also survived
by seven grandchildren, Lauren
and Andrea Robertson, Jessica
and Greg Crumb, Corie and Tra-
vis Robertson and J.C. Leon and a
great grandchild, Logan Crumb
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, Oct. 24, in St. Mar-
tin's Episcopal'Church, Clewiston
with Rev. Samuel Thomas offi-
ciating. Interment was in Ridge-
lawn Cemetery, Clewiston..
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Wanda Sparks
Wanda B. Sparks of Winter
Park, and Vilas, N.C., died Sept.
27, 2007. She attended the Uni-
versity of Florida and was a mem-
ber of Kappa Delta Sorority. Mrs.


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A true renaissance woman,
her interests were wide and var-
ied. She enjoyed travel, the arts,
was an accomplished writer and
private pilot. She touched and
helped many through her gener-
ous and caring spirit.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Jesse F. Sparks Jr.; son, Jes-
se Sparks III of Orlando; daughter,
Karen S. Keeton of Seattle, Wash.;
son-in-law B. Keith Keeton, grand-
daughter, Laura Keeton; sister Ju-
dith Lee of Clewiston; niece, Lory
Moss and nephew, Mark Lee. A
service will be held Monday, Oct.
1, at 2 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Winter Park
with interment following at Palm
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice 'of the
Comforter, 480 W Central Park-
way, Altamonte Springs, Fla, or
Labiador Retrievet Rescue of.
Florida care of Horo\ itz & Knoc h,
CPA, 408 E. Hillsboro Blvd., 100A,
Deerfield Beach, 33441.

Rhonda Lynne Stutts
Rhonda Lynne Stutts, age 42,
of Eugene, Ore., died Oct. 10,
2007, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center. Ms. Stutts was
born Aug. 23,
1965, in Bakers-
field, Calif., to Al-
bert and Patricia
Stutts. She was a
homemaker.
Ms. Stutts
was preceded
in death by her
fathers, AlbertRhonda
Stutts and Wade Lynne Stutts
Riggins. She is
survived by her son, Tony Wesler,
two daughters, Rachel and Kathy
Wesler, of all Oregon; her moth-
er, Patricia Stutts of Eugene, Ore.;
two sisters, Shaunna Matcha of
Eugene, Ore. and Cindy Holliday
of Oregon.; three brothers, Wade
Stutts of Clewiston, Keith Riley of
Bakersfield, Calif. and Matt Har-
way of Eugene, Ore., and other
extended family.
The family will not hold ser-
vices or visitation.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass Okeechobee Fu-
neral Home ard Crematory, 205
N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.


Jessica Lavon
Wilkinson
Jessica Lavon Wilkinson, 25,
passed away Sunday, Oct. 21,
2007, at Jackson Memorial Hospi-
tal, Miami, after a brief, but coura-
geous battle with cancer.
Jessica was born Sept. 20,
1982 in Albuquerque, N.M. but
spent most of her life in Clewis-
ton. She graduated from LaBelle
High School and Lee Vocational
Institute, where she received. her
degree in Early Childhood Devel-
opment. Jessica was a Cougar
cheerleader, Cougar Homecom-
ing Queen and a member of the
LaBelle High School band and
softball teams. She was also very
involved in the youth activities
of the Clewiston Baptist Church,
where she participated in Sunday
school classes for the children,
'Vacation Bible School and any-
where else she was needed.
Jessica was preceded ri death
by her maternal grandparents,


Edna and Milton Giese, and pa-
ternal grandparents, James Harry
and Margaret Wilkinson.
She. leaves behind her, par
ents, James and Phyllis Wilkin
son, of Clewiston, her brother
Jimmy and wife Charlotte, her
nephew Jay, and her fiance Jason
Blodgett. She also leaves behind
her aunts; Beverly Upthegrove,
Kathy (Keith) Garolsky, and un-
cles David and Herbert Giese, as
well as a host of cousins, friends
and those she considered more
than friends who, will always
cherish and love her!
Visitation was held on Wednes-
day, Oct. 24, 2007 in the chapel of
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clew-
iston. Services will be Thursday,
Oct. 25, 2007 at 11 a.m., at the
First Baptist Church in Clewislon,
followed by interment in Ridge-
lawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
,al Home, Cle\\iston.


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Local bank to review homeowner mortgages


HENDRY COUNTY First
Bank, in conjunction with the In-
dependent Community Bankers
of America (ICBA), will be par-
ticipating in National Community
Bank Mortgage Week by inviting
local homeowners and first time
homebuyers to come into First
Bank, and have their mortgage
documents reviewed by a lend-
ing specialist during the month of


November.
Many residential borrowers
are facing significant payment in-
creases when their adjustable rate
mortgage (ARM) loans reset in the
coming months. "Some borrow-
ers may not fully understand the
financial impact this may cause",
said Lisa Knaack, Vice President
and Loan Officer of First Bank's
Clewiston Office.


There is a lot of confusion
about mortgages and home
buying right now and First Bank
would like to help clear up some
of that confusion. "This is a great
time for homeowners and pro-
spective homebuyers to come
and discuss financing options",
said Tuesday Tritt, Vice President
and Branch Manager of First
Bank's LaBelle Office.


This "Review Your Mortgage
Program" is available at First
Bank's Clewiston, LaBelle, and
Ft Myers Offices. Customers may
come in anytime during normal
business hours or call and sched-
ule an appointment.
For more information, please
call: (863) 983-8191 in Clewiston,
(863) 6754242 in LaBelle and
(239) 437-8191 in Ft. Myers.


Answers to small business questions given


By Sean Moore
Over the next several weeks I
am going to try and answer some
of the most commonly asked
question of the Small Business
Development Center, and provide
updates that are noteworthy for
those of you that already are, or
that may soon be small business
owners. Let's get started!
Can I get a grant to start my
small business? Hands down this
is the most asked question of any
of our counselors in any of the
thirty SBDC's in Florida and the
hundreds across the country. To
make a long answer short, no


there's not much free money out
there. Trust me, we see that guy
on TV with the question marks all
over his jacket yelling and scream-
ing about how you can start a
combination taxidermy and hair
salon shop in your own home,
but you have to remember-he is
trying to sell books. While there
are specialized programs out
there to help, for the day to day
person like you or me there is a
good chance, no- a great chance
that money is just a dream. There
are many ways to fund youth busi-
ness though and we are more
than happy to help you figure
those out..


SWhat's the best way to have
a successful small business? This
is one of those questions that has
no set answer. There is no golden
rule, crystal ball, or secret of life
type advice I can give here. Small
business success depends upon
doing a lot of things well, not just
one thing exceptionally, and it
also varies business to business. I
know that is a less than in depth
answer, but unfortunately I do not
have the space to go over a top
ten list but are always happy to set
up private appointments. There is
a lot of great advice that we can
pass along (free of charge!) and
discussing these items face to


face allows for confidential infor-
mation to be exchanged, well...
confidentially! The SBDC is here
to help potential business owners
reach the dream of ownership,
and to help those in business
reach the potential that awaits
them, so let us help!
Sean Moore is a Certified
Business Analyst for the Small
Business Development Center
at Florida Gulf Coast University
in Ft. Myers. He covers Hendry
and Glades County for the SBDC
and can be reached by email at
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State minimum wage increases to come in January


Florida's minimum wage is
$6.79 per hour, effective January
1, 2008. This is up from the $6.67
per hour minimum wage in 2007.
On Nov. 2, 2004, Florida voters
approved a constitutional amend-
ment which created Florida's
minimum wage. The minimum
wage applies to all employees
in the state who are covered by
the federal minimum wage. Flor-
ida law requires the Agency for
Workforce Innovation to calcu-
late a new minimum wage each
year and publish the new mini-
mum wage on Jan. 1. The cur-
rent minimum wage represents a
1.85 percent change in the federal
consumer price index for urban
wage earners and clerical work-
ers in the South Region for the
12-month period prior to Sept. 1,
2007. Florida's minimum wage is
$.94 more than the current federal
minimum wage of $5.85.


In deciding whether the fed-
eral or state minimum wage
applies, federal law directs that
businesses must pay the higher
of the two. The Florida minimum
wage will prevail over the federal
rate until such time as the federal
minimum wage becomes higher
than the state rate.
Employers must pay their
employees the hourly state mini-
mum wage for all hours worked
in Florida. The definitions of "em-
ployer," "employee" and "wage"
for state ,purposes are the same
as those established under the
federal Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA). Employers of "tipped
employees" who meet eligibil-
ity requirements for the tip credit
under the FLSA may count tips
actually received as wages under
the FLSA. However, the employer
must pay "tipped employees" a
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mum wage ($6.79) minus the
2003 tip credit ($3.02), or a direct
hourly wage of $3.77 as of Janu-
ary 1,2008.
Employees who are not paid
the minimum wage may bring a
civil action against the employer
or any person violating Florida's
minimum wage law. The state at-
torney general may also bring an
enforcement action to enforce the
minimum wage. FLSA informa-
tion and compliance assistance
can be found at: http://www.dol.
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htm.
Florida Statutes require em-
ployers who must pay their em-
ployees the Florida minimum
wage to post a minimum wage
notice in a conspicuous and ac-
cessible place in each establish-
ment where these employees
work. This poster requirement is


in addition to the federal require-
ment to post a notice of the fed-
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minimum wage poster is avail-
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and Spanish from the Agency for
Workforce Innovation's website
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sources/fl minwage.html. The
federal poster can be download-
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Labor website at: http://www.dol.
gov/esa/regs/compliance/posters/
flsa.htm.
On May 25, 2007, President
George W. Bush signed legislation
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process as follows:
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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

THE 2007 PROPERTY TAX ROLL, PALM BEACH COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA WAS CER-
TIFIED BY THE PROPERTY APPRAISER TO THE TAX COLLECTOR ON OCTOBER 11,
2007. THE TAX ROLL WILL BE OPEN FOR COLLECTION ON NOVEMBER 1, 2007, AT
THE FOLLOWING OFFICES OF THE TAX COLLECTOR, PALM BEACH COUNTY:

*PALM BEACH COUNTY GOVERNMENTAL CENTER, 3RD FLOOR, 301 NORTH
OLIVE AVENUE, WEST PALM BEACH
*SOUTHEAST COUNTY COMPLEX, 501 S. CONGRESS AVENUE, DELRAY BEACH
*NORTHEAST COUNTY COMPLEX, 3188 PGABOULEVARD, PALM BEACH GARDENS
*LAKE WORTH BRANCH OFFICE, 3551 S. MILITARY TRA L, LAKE WORTH
*MID-WESTERN BRANCH, 200 CIVIC CENTER WAY, ROYAL PALM BEACH
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON REAL ESTATE AND.TANGIBLE PERSONAL
PROPERTY PLEASE CALL (561) 355-2266.

THE 2007 REAL ESTATE AND TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AD VALOREM TAXES
FOR THE COUNTY, SCHOOL BOARD, MUNICIPALITIES AND ALL OTHER TAXING
AUTHORITIES WHO LEVY PROPERTY TAXES WILL BE COLLECTED.

THE 2007 NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS FOR ALL WATER CONTROL (DRAINAGE)
DISTRICTS, THE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY AND ALL OTHER DISTRICTS OR
AUTHORITIES WHO LEVY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS WILL BE COLLECTED.


THE DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY PAYMENT ARE:
4% IF PAID IN NOVEMBER 2007
.3% IF PAID IN DECEMBER 2007


2% IF PAID IN JANUARY 2008
1% IF PAID IN FEBRUARY 2008


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for a growing family and maybe
pets for the children or for them-
selves. Room to "roam" is just as
appealing to man's best friend and
Kitty. At the same time, pets face
some of the same pitfalls people
do in Florida's warm weather and
endless sunshine.
Rabies is.a virus disease that
can be transmitted from animal
to animal or animals to people.
Every Florida County has its own
regulations about rabies shots for
cats and dogs and that informa-
tion is available from your animal
control office. In some areas, ra-
bies shots are recommended for
horses, too. Vaccination is the
only way of keeping your pets
from contracting the disease and
perhaps passing it on to you or
your children. Low-cost shots are
available. Check with your Animal
Control Office. '
Canine distemper is another
threat to dog health in Florida,
with the virus present throughout
the year. Distemper can be trans-
mitted through the air. 'Cough


Sam Thomas,
W3ALE, PIO Big Lake
Amateur Radio Club
On Saturday, Oct. 6, a Sec-
tion Emergency Test was held
throughout the South Florida
region to determine if amateur
radio communications would be
"up and running" in the event of
an emergency. This annual test,
held across the country during
the month of October, places the
amateur radio community on the
air to check if communications
would be possible in the event
of a hurricane or other disaster.
This year, the regional Net Control
Operator was Rev. Thom Street,
N5KFR of Moore Haven. Thom
reported that twenty stations
checked into this net from 8 a.m.
until noon and the entire south
Florida area was represented.
Communications were on the
40 and 75 meter amateur bands;


protect your dog. Treatment is
not always successful. Check with
your vet for vaccination recom-
mendations.
Parvovirus is a very infections
and very contagious dog disease
in Florida that has been reported
in most communities. It is trans-
mitted in fecal waste and can be
carried on the dogs, or owners,
feet. Remember your pooper-
scooper if you love your dog. The
disease attacks the gastrointestinal
tract with vomiting and diarrhea,
high fever and, if left untreated,
death follows in two to three days.
Again, vaccination is a silver bullet
against this disease.
Internal parasites are an un-
pleasant fact in Florida. It is always
warm: nothing dies. Parasites
affecting dogs and cats include
roundworms, hookworms, whip-
worms and tapeworms. A veteri-
narian can look at a stool sample
under a microscope, see what
types of worms are there, and
prescribe appropriate medicine.
The medicines needed for many


suggesting that daytime and night
time operations would be possi-
ble if an emergency warranted it.
There were also contacts
made to neighboring counties on
the 2-meter FM band; frequencies
that have a more limited range,
but the test shows them to be re-
liable in our vicinity in case they
are needed. This latter, county-to-
county transmission and recep-
tion is on frequencies shared in
the most popular of the frequen-
cies designated for amateur use;
giving the likelihood that more
volunteer communicators would
be available to serve the people of
Hendry, Glades and the surround-
ing counties if needed. All in all,
the test was regarded as success-
ful and shows that our rural coun-
ties are among the leaders when
it comes to preparedness for com-
munications emergencies. Thanks
to all who participated.


often be seen by pet owners as
brownish rains of rice on or near
the pet's anus or hair nearby.
Tapeworms use fleas as an inter-
mediate host, so flea control is im-
portant to tapeworm treatment.
People often get discouraged
as their pets get reinfected after
treatment. The pet's environment
still harbors the parasites, expos-
ing the pet again and again to
Florida parasites. Washing of bed-
ding and sanitizing pet areas is
part of the treatment.
No discussion of pet health in
Florida would be complete with-
out talking about fleas, ticks and
lice. Remember, in Florida the
bugs do not die! Bugs are always
here.
Fleas, in.addition to carrying
disease, are pure misery for the
infected animal. Some cats and
dogs are allergic to flea bites. That
adds allergic skin reactions to the
misery of bites and little buggy
feet crawlingover their skin. Even
after the pet and the pet environ-
ment are flea-free, the intense
itching can last a long time. A vet-
erinarian's help is needed here.
Start your flea control war
by using an insecticide for fleas
both on the pet and on the pet's
environment. This can mean the
whole house. Rugs, drapes under
appliances, anywhere the pet or


animal or use one or me spray or
foam products available for fleas.
If you are treating a cat, be sure the
product is safe for cats. Different
products have to be used, since
the cat will lick its fur clean and
ingest the pesticide. Ditto puppies
and kittens. Read the label.
Next, check with the vet. To-
day there are products that can
be given orally or dabbed on
your pet's skin that give long-term
protection by absorbing into the
bloodstream, which gives any
biting bug a dose of insecticide
and killing it. Some products also
keep fleas from reproducing, giv-
ing even better protection. The
amount you use is determined
by the pet's weight, so READ THE
LABEL.
Next week we will explore
some more and talk about inter-
nal and external problems horse
owners must care for in Florida.
Source for this article: http://
edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM057. This doc-
ument is VM-42, one of a series
of the College of Veterinary Medi-
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and volunteers who helped make Chili Bingo a big success !!


School Happenings


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Field trip fun
CCS takes pride in exposing our students to a variety of educational experiences. Field
trips are used to expand their exposure to history and the arts.
Clewiston Christian School students in grades 3-7 took a field trip to the Edison and Ford
Winter Estates in Ft. Myers on Oct. 18.


Students from First through Third Grades at Clewiston Christian School attended the per-
formance of "The Velveteen Rabbit" at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade
on Oct. 19.


Eastside Elementary
On Nov. 8, an extraordinary event
is going to occur here on Eastside's
campgrounds! Hold tight to your life
vests and listen up!
We will be holding ,A.
an A.R. rally as well as ii
fun and games for
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children. Some --'
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(as has been
done during
Eastside's car-
nivals), and other games will be free.
There will be a fall picture booth set
up, and we also are allowing parents
and children to check out books in
the library and take tests TOGETHER
in the Technology Lab! The PTO will
be selling food and drinks to satisfy
everyone's hunger needs!
This night is organized to show
our students that we LOVE them and
encourage them to keep on reading
for success!
The schedule of events is as
follows:
5-6:30 Fun, Food, and Games
6:30-7:30 Eastside Teachers &
'Camptastic' Presentations
7:30-8: Story telling by the
Bonfire
All Students must be accompa-,
nied by a parent! We will be counting
down each week until Nov. 81
Attachment: Mrs. Sandy Perry
posted cool posters around the
school to remind Eastside Students
of the upcoming Campire Jamboree.

Central
Elementary School
Chili Bingo was a big success!
Thank you to Mrs. Denault and all
staff, students, and families and area
businesses that contributed or helped
out at this year's event. Proceeds for
this year's event go toward multime-
dia at CES.
Our students continue to work
very hard every day on their reading,
writing, math, and science. All the
students ar6 reading every morning,
during our 90-minute reading block.
Third grade has been reading a
story called "Balto: The dog who
saved Nome" by Margaret Davidson.


School Lunch Menu


Hendry County District Schools Monday, Oct. 29: Pepperoni nuggets, baked beans, cole slaw
lunch menu for the week of Oct. pizza, corn, peaches, tossed sal- w/dressing, shape up.
25-Nov.1 .ad.


Primary
Thursday, Oct. 25: Shrimp pop-
pers or sausage patty, macaroni
and cheese, fresh apples, green
beans.
Friday, Oct. 26: No lunch
served.


Tuesday, Oct. 30: Sloppy Joe
on a bun, mixd' vegetables, ba-
nana or pineapple.
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Chicken
patty, gravy, mashed potatoes,
green beans, wheat dinner roll,
apple juice.
Thursday, Nov. 1: Corn dog


Secondary
Thursday, Oct. 25: Spaghetti,
tossed salad mixed fruit, cherry
gelatin, wheat dinner roll.
Friday, Oct. 26: No lunch
served
Monday, Oct. 29: Chicken
sandwich, lettuce, tomato, and


pickles, baked beans, apple-
sauce.
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Hot dog or
cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato and
pickles, banana, sugar cookie.
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Chicken
fajitas, yellow rie, green beans,
applesauce, white dinner roll.
Thursday, Nov. 1: Manager's
choice.


This is an outstanding story about a
heroic Alaskan Siberian Husky, Balto,
who in 1925 led an expedition of 20
men and 200 dogs over 674 miles of
trails to get Nome, Alaska needed
serum to treat a diptheria epidemic.
Balto and his fel-
low travelers over- -.;, ,
came -60 degree '
Fahrenheit tem- r J
peratures, end-
less darkness, '
and treacher- '. '
ous frozen riv-
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complete the jour-
ney. This is a story of
courage and perseverance. As a trib-
ute to Balto, there is a statue of him at
Central Park in New York City!
After school prowd
The students in the After School
Program are working hard! Please
contact the school, if you have any
questions, at (863) 983-1550.
The students are also enjoying all
of the enrichment activities available
at CES.
Upcoming events
Our current and upcoming events
are as follows:
Thursday, Oot. 25- second grade
musical program
The second grade students are
busy practicing for their musical pro-
duction, "Spaced.Out". It will be per-
formed on Thursday, October 25th,
at 9am and 7pm. ALL second grade
students are involved in this pro-
gram and we hope to see everyone
there! The program helps the stu-
dents learn about the solar system.
Ask your child to name the planets
for you!


Wednesday, Oct.31 Report
Cards go home with students.
Florida KidCare: Health Insurance
for kids! Please see Miss Wood, the
school nurse at CES, for applications
and instructions. One can also call
1-888-540-5437, or apply online at
www.floridakidcare.org

Clewiston
Christian School
Fall Festival Friday Night
The second annual Fall Festival at
Clewiston Christian School is sched-
uled for Friday, Oct.26, from 6-9 p.m.
Activities for children of all ages
will be available. Some of the excit-
ing events that are planned include:
Dunking Booth, Bounce House,
Duck Pond, The Fishing Hole, Face
Painting, Pony Rides and much,
much more. We will also have a vari-
ety of food items, including chili, hot
dogs, caramel apples, apple cider
and other goodies.
The community is invited to visit
the Country Store to get an early start
on your holiday shopping. Both new
and gently used items will be avail-
able for purchase. Tickets will also be
available for the 500 gallon gas give-
away with the drawing scheduled for
Dec. 20. Also, orders will be taken for
Poinsettias for your holiday decorat-
ing needs.
For more information about the
festival, you can contact Clewiston
Christian School at (863) 983-5388
or visit us at www.clewistonchristian.
org.
Come out and join us for an eve-
ning of food, fun and fellowship.


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he recovers.
According to Mayra Quesada,
with the sheriff's office, cooks
will prepare chicken, pulled pork
and serve it up with the best sides
this Friday outside of the sheriff's
office sub-station at the K-Mart
Plaza on Sugarland Hwy.


The event will be held from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the people
cooking up and serving the food
are only asking for a small $6 do-
nation to go toward helping the
sergeant.
If he feels good enough, hope-
fully the sergeant will be on-hand.
Ms. Quesada is certain that the
sergeant, out of the lineup for the
last seven or so months, is ready
to zip up his policeman's uniform


again.
"He's' dying to come back,"
she said. "If we could buy his
health back, we would."
Sgt. Hilgenberg can count on
the full support of the department
during his recuperation.
"We're all praying for him,"
said Sgt. Soto.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


School News in Brief


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Investigators found the charred remains of a chair in the living room area of the mobile home
where the body of 60-year-old Epitacio Antonio Hernandez-Beltron was found last week.
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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
Thlrsdays 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 Pro-
gram Director, Sue Vaughn, at the
Clewiston Library, (863) 983-1493
or at home at (863) 983-1365. The
paperwork is also available from
Barbara Oeffner, Clewiston Li-
brary Director (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 accept-
ing applications, for enrollment
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 Devel-
opment Services Center, we offer
students the opportunity to ob-


tain their GED as well as conduct
job searches and assistance with
continuance of their educational
goals. For more information con-
tact Patrick Coleman at (863) 983-
1300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday-Friday.

Announce your
school event
Have your school news and
events including music pro-
grams and awards programs
posted in the area school news
column each week. Just for-
ward your school information to
clewnews@newszap.com.

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
education issues, programs and
upcoming events. Please call
(863) 983-8710 or (863),983-6161
for more information. We would
love to have you join us.

Get your school
noticed
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school events and happenings
noticed even more? Have your
school news posted along with
your school logo! Students iden-
tify with positive icons such as
School logos. Posting school news
and events under the school logo
will help students and parents to
"Read all about it," finding spe-
cific school news under school
logos much faster. If your school
would like to participate in the
"Read all about it" program, sub-
mit a copy of your school logo to
clewnews@newszap.com 'and
it will be stored for posting with
each school news listing submit-
ted.


Catfish producers eligible for


disaster aid says the FDAC


Outside of the home, very few signs remain of how the fire started.


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to the home noticed smoke com-
ing from the mobile home.
When they determined that it
was coming from the house itself,
they called the authorities.
Little did they know what had


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with insurance, but may be used
for any prescription not covered
by insurance or Medicare. It may
also be used for prescribed pet
medications.
Hendry-Lee
joint meeting
The LaBelle City Commission
is preparing for a joint meeting


really occurred.
"I had no idea," said one
neighbor, Rosa Lopez. Her home
is located just next to the site.
According to her, her family
did not notice anything out of the
ordinary in the days leading up to
the homicide.
One detail that she did find
noteworthy, she said, was having


with the Lee County Commission
at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in
Fort Myers. The meeting will be
held at 2115 Second Street, Fort
Myers, in the first floor confer-
ence room.
Lee County staff has not been
forthcoming with an agenda for
the joint meeting, however, there
are a number of issues Hendry
County commissioners would
like to deal with there. Mainly,
these are growth management
issues such as the West Hendry
County area plan, including the


noticed the man walking from his
home to a store nearby. This was
a little strange since she had nev-
er seen him walking -- he always
drove, Ms. Lopez said.
"This scares me," Ms. Lopez
said. "They were quiet.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
Jzaragoza@newszap.com.


extension of CR 78 into Lee Coun-
ty and a potential parallel road; a
proposed bridge at or near the
Hendry/Lee county line; the sta-
tus of a Development of Regional
Interest (DRI) north of CR 78 in
Lee County; the status of the Alva
area community plan; the SR 80
overlay corridor; water authority;
the C-43 Reservoir; Four Corners;
public safety issues; and possi-
bly solid waste issues including
the Church Road extension and
landfill.


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services (FDAC) Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
announced recently that disaster
assistance is available to Florida
catfish producers for lost or dam-
aged feed from hurricanes, wild-
fires or drought that occurred
from January 2005 to February
2007.
Bronson's announcement fol-
lows Congress' decision to pro-
vide the federal aid for catfish
producers impacted by the string
of natural disasters occurring dur-
ing the two-year period.
Applications were sent to
some 114 certified catfish produc-
ers earlier this week, and those
seeking assistance are required
to fill out the form with support-
ing documentation and return it
to FDAC, Division of Aquaculture
for processing. The applications
must reach the Division of Aqua-
culture by 5 p.m. Tuesday, No-
vember 6.
The federal assistance is lim-


ited to feed losses during the
period in question, and covers
actual damage to the feed, losses
sustained by producers as a result
of interruptions in feeding sched-
ules or feed cost increases caused
by damages to or shortages of
crops that are used to produce
the catfish feed.
Producers with questions
about eligibility for the aid are
encouraged to call the Division of
Aquaculture at (850) 488-4033.


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JUPITER Savvy business
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profit margins. Thanks to a new
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small businesses to manage their
electricity usage better and save
money all in a fast, convenient
online format that is available at
no charge, 24 hours a day, seven
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OBEE is designed for small
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nesses can find this information
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more detailed energy evaluation
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The analysis considers the
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By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
A part of my ministry involved
working with troubled teens in
a residential setting. We would
meet in groups and sometimes,
one person would wind up be-
ing a "scapegoat" for the group;
being attacked by all of the oth-
ers to cover their own fears and
anxieties. One such meeting as-
sailed a young teen who did noth-
ing right according to the others.
They didn't like anything about
her: what she did, what she said,
what she wore nothing! As things
went on and brought her to tears,
I asked the person sitting farthest
from her to "say two nice things
about everybody in this group."


He looked at me in silence and I
told him "Go ahead, do it, start-
ing with the person next to you."
He looked at his friend on his
right and began.
When he got to
the other side of
the group and
young lady who
was the "vic-
tim" that day,
he pafised, then
finally compli-
mented her on Samuel S.
trying to help Thomas
somebody a few
days before. "Go ahead, that's
one thing, add a second thing
that is nice." He thought, then he
did. We went through the entire
group. It was easier for the "vic-
tim" when her turn came but we


got through the whole group, giv-
ing twice as many compliments
as there were members in the
group.
There are times when people
get carried away with themselves
in the heat of a moment and fail
to see the big picture. The big pic-
ture in this case was that, "We're
all in this together and we need to
help and support each other."
The group ended that day on
a better note than when it began.
In the midst of all of the noise
and anger, there was a need to
hear another voice crying out for
help. At times that voice can be
inaudible; at times the words are
garbled and come out in twisted
ways; at times the cry can be un-
spoken.
Two blind men were sitting


on the side of the roadside as
Jesus passed one day (Matthew
20:29ff). They cried out as the
crowds were going by "Lord,
Son of David, have mercy on us
(v 30)." The crowd rebuked them
and told them to be quiet. In their
desperation, they cried all the
louder; they suffered and begged
to be heard. The Lord stopped;
hearing their voices of despera-
tion in spite of a noisy crowd of
followers. He heard their voices
from the background and asks,
simply, "What do you want me
to do for you?" A simple answer
comes; "Lord, we want our sight
(v. 33)" They were heard and their
lives changed ever afterward.
Sometimes it is a word of kind-
ness in the midst of many angry
words that makes all of the dif-


ference. Not everyone hears the
still small voices in a group of
angry, shouting people. At times
what really needs to be cried out
is unspoken: to "hear" it requires
dedication and understanding. I
saw someone hurting in a group
of peers that all needed healing
but only some cried out and most
cried out in a strange and angry
way. The Lord hears desperate
voices at a roadside; voices that
might have been drowned out,
voices that others tried to stifle,
voices that would have been un-
heard if He had not intervened.
There is that beautiful hymn by
Martin Luther, "A Mighty Fortress
is Our God" that tells of the awe-
some power of the prince of dark-
ness and all of his evil and rage.
Luther reminds us that in spite


of all of the evil power "...for lo,
his doom is sure. One little word
shall fell him." I believe that word
will be a word of compassion.
That would be in keeping with
the nature of the Lord, and that
would be something that would
send the prince of darkness flee-
ing. It would certainly be beyond
his limits to tolerate! It seems that
God has given us the power to
send evil on the run, too, if we
hear the cries of pain in the midst
of shouts of anger, if we listen
even beyond hearing when there
is obviously something wrong.
Then we can do something
Heavenly, Godly, and share in a
small miracle ourselves, or what
would be a big one for another
who is hurting and who bears
God's image too.


Whether to lose



one's job or soul


By Jackie Miller, Minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
Some people will do almost
anything to keep from losing
their secular jobs and almost
nothing to keep from losing their
souls.
Some run more quickly to
the aspirin bottle for the relief
of a headache than they will run
to the Lord Jesus for the forgive-
ness of sin.
Some will go to a movie or
to a ball game but won't go to
church to hear the gospel.
Some become concerned
over a dented fender on the car
but show no concern for a soul
lost in sin.
Some read the daily newspa-
per once a day and their Bible
once a year.
Some feed their children
nourishing foods that strength-
en the body but starve them to
death spiritually.
Some sleep during church
service but are wide-eyed and


awake when their favorite pro-
gram is on T.V.
Some call their friends on the
phone every day but never talk
to God through prayer.
Some keep their bodies clean
and sweet smelling but their
minds are filled with dirt and
filth and trash.
Some will be surprised and
condemned at the Judgment.
The Church has been com-
missioned to go out into the
world not to preach sociology
but salvation; not economics
but evangelism; not reform but
redemption; not culture but
conversion; not progress but
pardon; not the new social order
but the new birth; not resuscita-
tion but resurrection; not a new
organization but a new creation;
not democracy but the Gospel;
not civilization but Christ. We are
ambassadors, not diplomats.
Far too few churches are
guided by these words of wis-
dom!


Three must-haves


for the season


By Brian Hamrick
First Baptist Church, Clewiston
One of the greatest battles we
have against our sinful nature is
seeing things we want as things
we NEED. We've got to have a
bigger TV, a newer car, a more
extravagant vacation, and so
on. Unfortunately, we bring this
mentality into the church. We've
got to have symphony quality
music (or rock concert quality,
depending on your church!), ro-
bust children's and youth activi-
ties, lots of people our own age
(preferably, half the city's popu-
lation), preaching that is able to
condense 45 minutes of mate-
rial in about 20 minutes yet still
make sense, etc. Yes, we often
confuse things we want (which
may be helpful or unhelpful)
with things we really need.
So what is it we really need?
Some reflection on Romans 3
made it very clear to me recently
three indispensable needs of
every human being. They are
things we may not think we
need, but we need even more
than oxygen, water, and calo-
ries. What are they?
1) Justification. This is sim-
ply a big theological word to
describe being counted or de-
clared righteous by God. We are
not good people who could use
a little God to be even better. We
are God's enemies by nature, be-
cause we are in rebellion against
Him. God is holy and we are not.
How could he possible count
us right with Him? Could we do
enough to please Him? Is that
how our sins are forgiven? No.
But thankfully, God has provided
for us what we could not- a Sav-
ior. We are justified through the
blood Jesus shed on the cross, a
death He died as a substitute for
sinful people. And if we are justi-
fied before God and by God, our
sin is no longer counted against
us.
2) Redemption. We may
not be used to thinking of re-
demption to describe anything


other than a coupon or an athlete
making up for his previous mis-
take in a game. The Bible says
that we are born into slavery.
Not an economic slavery, but a
spiritual slavery. We are slaves
to sin, and 'the wages of sin is
death. Not just physical death,
but an eternal torment in hell.
Is there anyone to set us free?
Indeed, there is! As Jesus said in
John 8:36, "So if the Son sets you
free, you will be free indeed." If
we have been redeemed, sin is
no longer our master, and we
are free to honor the Lord as our
rightful master.
3) Propitiation. Not a word
we use everyday, is it? Perhaps
it is a completely new word to
you. But it simply means this:
to satisfy the wrath of someone
else. In this context, God is a God
who stores up wrath for the Day
of Judgment against those who
remain in rebellion against Him.
How can His wrath be satisfied?
How can His justice against sin
be maintained? Jesus Christ was
sent to be our propitiation. It is
through His death on the cross
the wrath of God has been satis-
fied for all who believe in Him.
Without His death to cover us,
we are still God's enemies, and
recipients of His wrath.
There we have it, three must-
haves for the season of life:
justification, redemption, and
propitiation. You enter the world
with none of them; you can at-
tain none of those by human
effort or will. They are the most
precious gifts you could receive
from God, and they are received
through faith.
Meditate on these words that
summarize the Gospel so well
(Romans 3:22b-25):
For there is no distinction: for
all have sinned and fall short of
the glory of God, and are justified
by his grace as a gift, through the
redemption that is in Christ Je-
sus, whom God put forward as
a propitiation by his blood, to be
received by faith.


Cut the fat and give me the meat


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
A little fat adds flavor. Too
much fat isn't good. Just like I ap-
preciate the butcher who trims
the fat before selling me the meat,
so I value the
communicator
who does the
same. Cut the .
fat and keep the
fact. Give me
simple thoughts ,
to chew on, not ...
words to wade "iL.
through. John
Take for in- Hicks
stance these
words of wisdom gleaned from
military experiences: "Tracers
work both ways" (U.S. Army
Ordnance). "Five second fuses
only last three seconds" (Infantry
Journal). "Don't ever be the first,
don't ever be the last, and don't
volunteer to do anything" (U.S.


Navy Swabbie). "Any ship can be
a minesweeper once." "Never
tell the Platoon Sergeant you have
nothing to do" (Unknown Marine
Recruit). "Don't draw fire; it irri-
tates the people around you." "If
you see a bomb technician run-
ning, follow him." (USAF Ammo
Troop).
I also love these thought pro-
voking questions that recently
came my way: "Why do doctors
and lawyers call what they do
practice?" "Why is abbreviation
such a long word?" "Why is it that
when you're driving and looking
for an address, you turn down
the volume on your radio?" "Why
is a boxing ring square?" "What
was the best thing before sliced
bread?" And, "How did a fool and
his money get together in the first
place?"
These are some of the other
one-liners that I have gleaned
over a period of time. I invite you
to keep the ones you like, toss the


ones you don't and use the ones
you have.
"Pray at all times. If neces-
sary, use words." "Bad company
corrupts good character." (1 Cor.
15:33) "Never miss a chance to
read a child a story." "We need
17 affirmations or appropriate
touches a day to thrive." "The
right heart with the wrong creed
is better than the right creed with
the wrong heart."
"As soon as you can, pay your
debts. As long as you can, give
the benefit of the doubt. As much
as you can, give thanks." "I can
do everything through Him who
gives me strength." (Philippians
4:13)
"God doesn't keep a clock."
"Sometimes the most Godly thing
we can do is to take a day off."
"Faith in the future begets power
in the present." "When Jesus
went home, He left the front door
open."
If you think about it, Jesus was
a master of short, sweet, and to


the point. His greatest\sermon
can be read in eight minutes (Mat-
thew 5-7). His best known story
can be read in ninety seconds
(Luke 15:11 -32). Jesus summa-
rized prayer in five phrases (Mat-
thew 6:9-13). He summarized the
Law in three verses (Mark 12:29
-31). He healed the sick with two
words (Matthew 8:3), and He re-
duced all of His teachings to one
command (John 15:12)
In that spirit, let me share the
Bible in 50 words: God made.
Adam bit. Noah arked. Abraham
split. Joseph ruled. Jacob fooled.
Bush talked. Moses balked. Pha-
raoh plagued. People walked. Sea
divided. Tablets guided. Prom-
ise landed. Saul freaked. David
peeked. Prophets warned. Jesus
born. God Walked. Love talked.
Anger crucified. Hope died. Love
rose. Spirit flamed. Word spread.
God remained.
Or to sum it up even further:
He loves. He gave. We believe.
We live.


Church News in Brief


Light the Night Great
Pumpkin Fall Festival
Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6
until 8:30 p.m., First United Meth-
odist Church of Clewiston. Come
enjoy fun for the entire family! We
will have a bounce house, slide,
multiple games, crafts, pumpkin
decorating, cotton candy, pop-
corn, snow cones, and plenty of
food and prizes. A light snack din-
ner will also be provided. All of
this for no charge! Call (863) 983-
5269 with questions.

Halloween alternative
First Baptist Church of Clew-
iston will be having their Hallow-
een Alternative on Tuesday, Oct.
30 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fel-
lowship Hall. There will be food,
games and music. Dress attire is
non-scary costume. Bring your
children, grandchildren, neigh-
bors and friends.

Faith Lutheran
plans Oktoberfest
Faith Lutheran Church in
Clewiston will hold an Oktober-
fest dinner on Sunday, Oct. 28,
from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
meal includes a bratwurst on a
bun, homemade German Potato
Salad, sauerkraut, sweet and sour
red cabbage or green beans, Ger-
man sweet chocolate cupcakes,
and soda or tea. The cost is $7.
You can eat in or carry out the
meal. For tickets or more informa-
tion, call Diane Denault at (863)
983-2412, Bev Dierks at (863) 599-
0199, or leave a message on the
church phone at (863) 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
the 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.

Community
United Methodist
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 announc-
es 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., Holi-
days and other services will be as
announced. 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 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., SundayYouth
Fellowship: 5 p.m., Wednesday
Fellowship Dinner: 6.p.m.
The church family of First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Clewis-
ton would love to have you join
us for weekly worship Sundays:
8:30 and 11 a.m. They also have
Sunday school for children and
youth of all ages as well as Adult
Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. And for all
of the Middle School and Senior
High, don't miss Youth Fellowship
Sunday: 5 p.m. Also, everyone is


invited to join us each Wednesday
night at 6 p.m. for good food and
great fellowship! Wednesday Fel-
lowship Dinners are $5 per per-
son or $12 per family. First time
visitors eat free!

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 collect-
ing empty laser and inkjet car-
tridges and used cell phones from
the community and 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 environ-
ment by keeping toxic inks, toner,
etc, out of our landfills. If you'
have items for recycling you may
call the parsonage (863) 983-1804
for pick up or you may 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.

Church announces
service times
Clewiston Church of Christ,
336 Central Ave., would like to
announce its church services:
Sunday Bible study at 10 a.m.,
worship at 11 a.m., evening wor-
ship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday- Bible
study at 7 p.m. Minister Gordon
Smith. For more information, call
(863) 902-8822.

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Karen Briggs, K8KB, Section Emergency Coordinator


Local radio amateur


receives certificate


By Sam Thomas,
W3ALE, PIO,
Big Lake Amateur Radio Club
On Oct. 13, the American
Radio Relay League presented
to Jim Sparks, AA4BN a certifi-
cate recognizing his forty years
of service as the Emergency Co-
ordinator for Hendry County,
Florida. The President of the
ARRL signed the commendation
and it was presented to him at
the Melbourne Regional Ama-
teur Communications Forum,
sponsored by the national group.
Presenting the award and recog-
nition on behalf of the ARRL was
Dennis Dura, K2DCDD of the
national office in Newington,
Connecticut. Also participating
in the presentation was Frank
Butler, W4RH who oversees op-
erations in the southern region,
and Sherry Brower, W4STB the
southern Florida coordinator
with her assistant Jeff Beals,


WA4AW. Jim related how he had
been asked to help back in 1967
by Andy Clarke, W41YT, who
told him that there was nobody
in this region with the license
qualifications who could serve
and Jim agreed to take the post.
For the past forty years he has
served as a volunteer to assure
that there would be radio com-
munications in Hendry County
in the event of any need. He
serves on the county Emergen-'
cy Service Council, representing
the Radio Amateur Civil Emer-
gency Service and Amateur Ra-
dio Emergency Service; sharing
in disaster planning and bring-
ing communication skills to
the other disaster preparedness
agencies serving our region. All
at the convention in Melbourne
thanked Jim for his tireless and
dedicated volunteer service for
the past 40 years and appreci-
ated "a job well done" by a good
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in attendance enjoyed breakfast with friends and neighbors while being informed on health
related issues.


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day Oct. 11, First United Method-
ist Church of Moore Haven hosted
a Town Hall Meeting presented
by the Jane White and her staff
from the Area Agency on Aging
for Southwest Florida with par-
ticipation from.the Glades County
Health Department.
The GCHD provided Flu and
Pneumonia Shots and the AAA
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Tigers breakout prior to kickoff. Tailback Colin Ricketts breaks into the open and rips off a big gain.


Clewiston Tigers Steamroll past Pope John Paul


Clewiston traveled to Boca
Raton to take on the Eagles in a
district match up Friday night and
the Tigers finally got their game in
sync after halftime and powered
to a 35-0 victory. It was the Tigers
second District 6-2A victory in as
many tries and keeps their playoff
hopes alive. The Tigers record is
now 2-5 overall. Clewiston travels
to Riviera Beach this week to take
on Inlet Grove and return home
the following week to close out
district play against St. Andrews.
They'll have to win both games
to prevail in the district and a split
would give them the runner-up
berth.
In this game, the Tigers took
the opening kickoff and wasted
no time in marching 61 yards in
7 plays to score with 7:50 remain-
ing. Tailback Colin Ricketts, start-
ing for Darris Hughes who sat out
the game for disciplinary reasons,
had a 22-yard burst along with a
21-yard smash from fullback Wil-
lie Armstrong to set up the score.
Ricketts got the final 3 yards up
the middle. The point after kick
was just wide of the right upright.
The Eagles only managed one
first down on their first series and
punted with the Tigers taking pos-
session deep at their 17. Ricketts
had gains of 17 and 13 but the
drive ran out of steam and Clew-
iston was forced to punt.
The Eagles were again stymied
by the Tiger defense and punted
with Clewiston getting the ball at
midfield early in the next period.
But the second quarter proved to


Fullback Willie Armstrong sets sail on 41 yards touchdown run.


be no friend of the Tigers. They
racked up six first downs on two
drives but kept being setback by
untimely penalties and incom-
plete passes. Clewiston's second
drive of the quarter was set up by
an interception deep in Tiger ter-
ritory and 20 yard return by cor-
nerback Damian Smith. With 1:19
remaining in the half, kicker Will


Davis cashed in on a 22-yard field
goal to put the Tigers out front by
a 9-0 score. But with 198 yards
rushing in the first half, the Tigers
knew that they should have had
more points on the board and
the Eagles still were in the ball
game even though they had only
managed 11 yards rushing and
56 yards passing. At that point,


game officials halted the contest
due to lightning in the area. By
agreement of both coaches, the
remaining time was wiped off
the clock and the teams headed
to the lockers for the intermission
which stretched into a 90-minute
delay.
The Tigers emerged from the
long halftime delay with an of-


fense that was finally ready to roll
and a defense that thought it had
never left the field. They prompt-
ly shut down the Eagles and took
possession at the Tiger 30. Rick-
etts reeled off a 15-yard gain and
two plays later Armstrong went
off tackle and hit the outside for
41 yards, dragging defenders
as he rolled, for the score. Will
Davis' kick was again just off the
mark.
The Eagles took the kickoff
and on the second play Damian
Smith picked off his second pass
of the night. from the Eagles' 47, it
only took Clewiston four snaps to
score-with Armstrong smashing
through for a 25 yard touchdown
run up the gut. Davis added the
extra point. At this point, the Tiger
defense was totally dominating
the Eagles and got the ball right
back for their offense with great
field position at the Eagle 41.
Ricketts ran off tackle for gains
of 15 and 22 yards and then Arm-
strong finished off the drive with
a 12-yard run. The kick was again
just a foot or so wide to the right.
Clewiston closed out the scor-
ing in the final period when full-
back Alex Rubio streaked right
through the heart of the defense
for a 2E-yard touchdown. Davis*
found the mark on this attempt.
Clewiston's defense was su-
perb on the night. They held the
Eagles to 12 yards rushing on 15
carries and kept the Eagles' pass-
ing game in check with only 69
yards total and the two intercep-
tions by Smith. Armstrong, seeing


Local anglers take top spots in tournament


CLEWISTON On Saturday,
Oct. 20, Bass Busters Silver Divi-
sion tournament had 17 boats
participating. First place overall
went to Terry Garrels of Clewis-
ton and Craig Henderson of Illi-
nois with a total weight of 16.42
pounds. Second place overall
and First place 'Big Bass' went to
the team of Jessie Allen and Mike


the Young of Clewiston with a
total weight of 15.15 pounds and
the biggest bass weighing in at
7.15 pounds. Second place 'Big
Bass' went to the team of Alien
Walls and Andy Matusevich of
Broward County. Their big bass
weighed in at 4.06 pounds. Third
place overall went to the team of
Jeff and Jared McMillian of Belle


Glade with a total weight of 13.95
pounds.
Sunday Oct. 21, Bass Busters
Gold Division tournament had
19 boats participating. First place
overall went to Jeff and Jared
McMillian with a total weight of
21.12 pounds. Second place and
First place 'Big Bass' went to the
team of Kelly Autrey of Clewiston


and Garry Long of LaBelle with a
total weight of 17.54 pounds and
'Big Bass' of 7.49 pounds. Third
place went to Dennis Anderson
of Wellington and Bob Wood of
Jupiter with an overall weight of
15.36 pounds. Fourth place over-
all and Second place 'Big Bass'
went to HB and WB Chambliss.
Their overall weight was 15.02


pounds with their biggest bass
weighing in at 7.35 pounds.
Congratulations to all the win-
ners and for supporting the Bass
Busters Team Tournament Trail
since 1989 on Lake Okeechobee.
The Top 25 non-repeating teams
are fishing in the annual Classic on
Nov. 17-18 on Lake Okeechobee.'


double duty all night, had 8 solo
tackles and two assists, includ-
ing a running sack. Alex Rubio,
from his linebacker position, had
5 tackles, an assist and a quarter-
back sack for a loss of six yards.
Offensively, the Tigers amassed
417 yards rushing on 40 attempts.
Colin Ricketts led the way with
247 yards on 22 rushes and Wil-
lie Armstrong was virtually un-
stoppable with 128 yards on 7
tries. The Tiger passing attack
continued its woes with only one
completion on eight throws for a
total of 3 yards. The point after
kicking game was also uncharac-
teristically out of sorts. Will Davis,
who was a perfect 55 of 55 for last
year's team, was ever so slightly
off the mark on three attempts.
The Tigers are still hampered
by injuries incurred in the Glades
Central game a month ago. Se-
nior center Ryan Gutshall has
been given medical clearance
from his knee injury to return this
week. Wideout and defensive
back Zack Waddell is still week-
to-week because of a shoulder
injury. Although playing, Ricketts
and tight end Delvin Hughes have
been slowed by leg injuries as
was center Dillon Ire\
The Inlet Grove contest will
be a 4 p.m. on Friday in Riviera
Beach. Inlet Grove, sporting a
6-1 overall record and 3-0 in the
district, is right in the path of the
Tigers' goal of repeating as district
champions.





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conduct while en route to and from
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degree, experienced in medical, HI,
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drivers's license, automobile insurance
and reliable automobile; Bilingual/Creole
preferred. Excellent benefits package,
competitive salary, retirement program.
Fax (561) 868-5652,
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MS in Social Work, Psychology, MH,
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Part time ER Registration Clerk
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Receives, distributes and processes
applications for Private School
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files & school accounts. Assists
Advisors in maintaining contact with
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HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY BUILDING OFFICAL/DIRECTOR Perform
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environmental & state accessibility.& energy codes. Review construction
plans, make physical inspections & supervise 19% of the staff.

Bachelor's degree in construction management, public administration,
architecture or other construction related discipline; or 10yrs of actual
experience as a building inspector, architect, engineer or building construction
contractor; or an equivalent combination of education & experience
determined directly related to the'foregoing specific requirement. Candidates
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until filled. More information can be obtained by calling 863-675-5240 or
email vcautero@hendryfla.net

INTAKE SPECIALIST- Hendry County Social Services is looking for a part time
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applicants applying for public assistance, input client date & maintain client
data. Requires any combination of education & experience equivalent to
graduation from college with an associate degree in Human Services, Social
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Job descriptions & applications can be obtained in the Satellite Office in
Clewiston & the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in the HR Department.

Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing assistance in the application
process should contact the Hendry County Commissioners HR department
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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. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise

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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 8 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
804)761-9253
AIR COND- 3 ton, needs gas,
$200 or best offer
(863)357-2301 or
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
CENTRAL AIR UNIT, 3 ton,
used. $450 (863)673-0920
MAYTAG PORTABLE AC -
Cost $499, asking $250
(336)342-0221 Aqua Isles,
Labelle
MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 5 ton. $1500
(863)673-0920



DESK MahoganyChip & Dale
style/vanity. Great condition.
$400. Firm (863)634-0812
MAHOGANY BREAKPRONT-
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
POSTER BED- antique, king
size, bedding, $850
(239)887-7593
SOFA: OVER-STUFFED, Neu-
tral color w/ pattern. Great
condition. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6805



DOUBLE STACK OVEN Whirl-
pool, asking $200 or best of-
fer (863)634-9649
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
REFRIGERATOR- 26 cu ft,
with ice maker, works great,
$100 (863)675-7514


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PORT DISHWASHER West-
inghouse, excellent condi-
tion, $65 (863)675-7439 if
no answer leave message
REFRIGERATOR, Maytag,
white, freezer on top, $200.
(863)467-6886 or
561-723-0257
STOVE Electric, Excellent
condition. Full size. $75.
(863)517-1569
UPRIGHT FREEZER Works
great. $100 (863)673-0780
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more stacked, works but
needs new agitator, $50
(941)545-8746
WASHER'& DRYER GE, ex-
cellent condition. $250
(863)673-0780
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 Used for only one
month, includes lock. $30
(863)983-5690



NEW ENCYLCOPEDIA SET -
Funk & Wagnalls, 34 book
set, good cond. $100 or best
offer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg



All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.
STEEL BUILDING .SALE!
"Manufacturer Direct!" Take
Now or deposit holds till
April 1st. All models and siz-
es are available at "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



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
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.
SEPTIC TANK 1350 gallon,
fiberglass, new. $400 or
best offer. (863)763-6297



BABY BATHTUB- Like new.
$10. (863)675-2503
BABY CLOTHES Girls, from
3-12mo. All for $35.
(863)675-2503
SCAPTIANS 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 Excellent condition.
$100. Firm. 863-673-5704
PLAY PEN large, excellent
condition $25
(863)763-0669
TODDLER BED GUARD Safe-
ty 1st, expandable, exc cond.
20 (954)632-8636 LaBelle

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DIAPER CHANGER/ DRESSER
Light Wood. Very good
shape. $150 (863)763-8688


GIRLS MISC CLOTHING Siz-
es 11/12. $25 for all.
(863)673-3819 leave mes-
sage if no answer
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


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB

Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


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BASEBALL CARD COLLEC-
TION over 10,000 cards,
10 albums + many extras,
$1000 neg (863)599-0449



LEARNING RAINBOW PRO-
GRAM Stepping Stones to
Knowledge. $100 or best of-
fer. (305)797-3690 Iv msg



ANTIQUE FIREPLACE- 1950's,
small cast iron, brass trim.
$300 (863)610-1276
ARMOIRE Beautiful pine,
must see. $500
(863)634-0779
BED Sealy, Full size, New,
$225. (863)634-4540
BED Twin size, w/trundle,
dresser & computer desk in
one unit. $450
(863)634-2975
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 Glider rocker with ot-
toman & matching child size
glider rocker. $45
(863)763-5567
CHAIR Mauve colored. $20
(863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9701
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Dresser
& Night stand- Matching set.
Good condition. $150.
(863)467-9048
COFFEE TABLES 4 glass top,
3 with mirrors, must see.
$100 for all. ".f. ,': ... '-, .
COMPUTER DESK- Pine, solid
wood, w/attached book
shelves, 42"H x 30.5"W x
21"D. $100 (863)763-4134
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
DINETTE SET Round; glass
top, wrought iron. $175
(336)342-0221
ELEC LIFT CHAIR Recliner,
battery backup, beige micro
sued fabric, $500
(863)467-4340
ENTER CENTER wall unit,
wood, shelves, holds TV or
Stereo, $150
(239)887-7593
FLEXSTEEL RECLINER like
new, burgundy, $150 or best
offer or trade for like new lift
chair (863)634-9620 Okee
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371
MATTRESS twin size, used
by a child, like new, $65 or
best offer. (863)228-7295
MATTRESS SET Queen size,
box spring & frame. $75
(863)634-0779
TABLE, Blonde w/ 4 newly up-
holstered chairs. Round & w/
leaf... Oval. $125.
(863)467-8924
VANITY w/ Mirror Antique,
Chair, Bureau, Head Board,
Foot Board. $150 for. all.
(863)610-1276



GOLF CART '94 EZ Go, elec-
tric, w/charger, recondi-
tioned. $1250
(863)675-1472


RIFLE SCOPE Simmons,
never used. $30
(863)634-2336
SHOTGUN, 410, 44 Magnum,
45 Long Colt, Winchester
030, $1625 will sell separ-
ately. (863)532-9881



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER -
Weslo Momentum 610,
nearly new. $150 or best of-
fer (863)635-6677



COMFORTOR, Twin size, red,
lightweight w/matching
sham & accent rug, exc.
cond. $30 (863)634-5038
RAINSOFT WATER SYSTEM -
new, complete, $1000
(863)763-8561
ROOM DIVIDER, Beaded, can
be used as a window panel,
feminine colors, exc. cond.
$20 (863)634-5038


LADIES DIAM. RINGS & ear-
rings, 1-20" gold necklace,
$600 neg or will sell separ-
ate. (863)634-9620 Okee

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WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- to be in-
stalled on Van. Like Brand
new, $800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310



ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS,
Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
fer. (561)633-1371
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, computerss,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CONVEYORS, (2), aluminum,
each 10' long, can be
hooked together, good
wheels, $60. (863)697-9704
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature 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
INTERNATIONAL BUS '69,
converted to RV, airbrakes,
rear eng., $500 or best of-
fer. (863)673-6738
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp. 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TANK 500 gal. diesel or gas,
Manual, no wheels. Good
condition. $250.
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TEMPORARY POWER POLE -
Complete, 200 amp, square
D. $200 (863)467-7415



GUITAR Arch Top, Good
shape. $75 (863)467-6148
PA SYSTEM: TRAYNOR, 6
Channel w/ reverb. $250.
(863)467-9402
RECORDER ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
(863)763-9527
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $350
neg. (863)467-0627



BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 7
wks old. $250
(863)763-8201
CHRISTMAS BABIES
These gorgeous little AKC
Yorkie Puppies will be
available around Christmas.
We are taking $300 deposits
now for loving homes.
HURRY these precious little
babies won't last long.
Call (239)657-6263 for
additional information.
PET CAGE, 4' tall, black. $25
(863)697-0465
SADDLES Wintec English
,saddles (1) 16" & (1) 17".
Used only a few times. $950.
will sep. (863)447-2395
SUN CONURE BIRD- cage in-
cluded, friendly, sweet,
lovable, .2 yrs old, $250
(863)801-4707



POLARIO5 CAMERA $20.
(302)856-6165



SEW MACH Kenmore, ro-
tary, 117.552, 117.812,
w/instr, book, attachments,
$200 neg (863)467-8717



BASKETBALL HOOP Large,
metal, like new, has ball. $40
(863)824-3358
Hunting Buggy. Needs carbu-
retor $1580.00 Call
863-634-2158.
POOL CUE Excellent condi-
tion. $30 (954)632-8636 La-
Belle
POOL TABLE Indoor/outdoor.
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)673-5704



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


HITACHI TV Big Screen, 50",
asking $400 (863)634-2582
PLASMA TV 42", 3 yrs old,
made by LG, works great.
$600 (863)634-5471

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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
GAS GENERATOR Honda, 5
KVA, engine frozen, 2 gaug-
es missing. $50
(863)763-2053
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
TOOLBOX TOOLS- Craftsman,
brand new, still in plastic.
$1800 (863)983-7100
WELDER/GENERATOR Mill-
er, Bobcat 225, 8000. units,
fell off p/up truck. Good for
parts. $50 (863)763-2053



UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $250. (863)763-3451
VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$400 neg. (863)634-9526



CASSETTE TAPES Break-
. lrr,.ugri Wi.,id Harvest
Church, Message by Ron
Parsley. $5 (863)983-4314
VIDEO CAMERA $50.
(302)856-6165


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




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



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
WEEDWACKER, STHILE Pro-
fessional, straight shaft,
$150. Call 863-467-1958
YANMAR 1510 3 cyl diesel
in good shape w/almost new
4' Bush hog. $2600.
(305)299-1203



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


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

Call 561-262-6878
for more information.



On the Water, 1 or 2br, fully
furn., will pay 3 mos. rent in
advance, must be able to get
to the river, preferably Okee-
tantie area. (304)755-8047



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

How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


Real Estate

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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



BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm., 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
Corner 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
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


CLEWISTON, North side, 4BR,
2BA, with swimming pool.
(863)517-1497
HOUSE-3br/2ba, 1730 sqft. All
appi, W/D, w/laminate floors,
arage, handicap access.
1500/mo. (863)946-3333-


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.

863-67-61o5172B

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(863)763-8797
SUBWOOFER, (2), MMAT
P3.0, 12", nearly new, great
cond., never beaten up,
$400 neg. (863)634-6476
SUBWOOFERS 2, 15", Jug-
gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new.
in Ig ported box. $1500. Neg.
Pd. $2000. (863)634-6476
SUBWOOFERS (4) JBL, 12"
$380. (863)634-6476



FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404


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EFFICIENCY APARTMENT,
private drive, private en-
trance. (863)946-0004 or
(863)227-6155.
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. W/D, util's & appls, 2 per-
son max. Can be used for of-
fice. $1050 mo 863-946-3333



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


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, October 25, 2007


Will trade myhome
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, 11/4 acre lot,
with septic tank, well, power
pole, 31' wide by 103' long
concrete pad. High & dry.
$55,000 firm. (863)599-0108
MQNTURA 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.

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell it In the
classified.



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-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
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.
Costa Rica Ocean, river, and
mountain view estate lots.
Affordable paradise, Starting
at $60K. Call today for info
or appointment with a repre-
sentative in your area.
(800)993-0962 www.joya-
pacifica.com.
LAKES OF SUMMERVILLE:
Coastal Southern Charm
$159,900. New home ideally
located near historic
Charleston SC. 3 Bedroom, 2
Bathroom, 9' ceiling, 2 car
garage. Call Now!
(888)636-7575 www.lake-
sofsummerville.com.
NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
CAROLINA. LOCATED ON
THE NEW RIVER IN ASHE
COUNTY. 26 LOTS
AVAILABLE. PRICES BEGIN
AT $85,000. Century 21
Heritage Realty
336)246-2664 or
80 )865-4221
www.c21 heritagerealty.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Mountains
NEW! E-Z to Finish Log Cab-
in w/.85 acre $89,900, also
Big Mountain View & River-
front Home Sites Available.
Call For FREE INFO
(828)429-4004.
Pre-Construction GRAND
OPENING! Dockable Lake-
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SAVE $10,000! One Day-
Sat. Nov 17th New to mar-
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acreage on Lake Dannelly!
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AL location. Private, gated
community. Excellent financ-
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ask how to PAY NO CLOS-
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x.904.
SAVANNAH HIGHLANDS NEW
HOME $164,900: New home
near historic Savannah,
Georgia. Three bedroom, two
bath, two car garage,
screened porch. Coastal Liv-
ing at an affordable price!
(888)499-7575 www.savan-
nahhighlands.com.
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.


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- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $500.
863-983-4940








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STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
"Inveton dream Hms 'Montura 125, par- Turn Key Packages Available.
Subdavision. All perints 'Clewiston 2 DUPLEX. Z ear Family Owned Since 1981.
approved. 49 CBS homes. REDUCED S2.6000. JACOBSEN
OWNER PARTICIPATION. LaD. i.. 0 '. ,:._ ;.. F -ww.o s HaLS
'Tangelo Ave. beautiful 5 acs REDUCED S220.000 -
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S278.000
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'5 Acres Fish Farm, 18 pools.
MviH $250.000
'5 Beautiful Acres and M:H
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Central Bome
Sales






*2006 Scotbilt
3/2 28x56
$55,000

*2007
Homes ofMerit
4/2 28x60
$66,500

*2007
Homes of Merit
3/2 28/48
$61,900

*1999
Used Redman
3/2 32x76
This A Must Sec
Home. Great for
Montura. Mint
Condition. Price
Negotiable.

Each home
includes delivery
& setup. Buy
within the next
3 months and
get a FREE
A/C.

863-983-4663


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Rancho Palmas Iminaculate Retreat off OPEN HOUSE 10/28 1-4 p.m. 961-959
Hwy 27 7.5 acres with Palm tree nursery. Harlem Academy Ave, Come See Newly
stables and guest house. Call for Details Constructed 3/2 CBS Homes. Priced Righti


CLEWISTON
*4/2.5 CBS wibrick, IrglotJust Reduced
"3/2 CBS Home on Sugarland Circle.
Great Starter Home only $165,000!
S2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH I,, Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. $120K Make Offer
'Golfview Sub. 3/2 w/newly remodeled
kitchen. A Must See! only $170,000
'2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will 0 i: towards closing cost.
*3/2 N. Berner Rd.. Spacious F' ..ii-
Room & Cozy fireplace. $225,000
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
2/!2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore $142,500
'Like New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K
'2/i MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"0" Access. Reduced to $109K
Owner Motivated
-3/2 MH, fireplace, completely tenced. $925K
*Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "O" Access $279,000


PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
*3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish tile, planted
palms and more. Call for details
* Beautiful 3/2 home on country setting
in Flaghole 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.
$129.9000, Owner Financing Available
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
S2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
S10 acs. Oak filled lots. $55K per ac.
'Highlands Co. 10. 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
* 188 AC with MH'for only $105.000
S2 MHon Bald Cypresson 1.25 AC $97.5K
Owner Motivated
'3.75 Acres, Ideal tor Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
S1.25 Lots available. Starting at $25,000


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561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$39,900 includes set up and
AC. Call (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
SMONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New appl.,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $99,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Veryeasyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $39,900
Call (863)675-4442
ONLY $89,000 GREAT DEAL
LOCATED IN MOORE HAVEN
D/W MOBILE HOME (3B/2B)
ON 1/3 ACRE (863)885-1366
SUPER SALE Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888

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Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 301-
Marine Accessories 30?2
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 303u
Sport Vehicles ATVs 302"



BASS BOAT 21 Ft., Ranger
Comanche, 225 Mercury En-
gine, GPS, F/F, Cover, Good
cond. Runs great! $16,500
or best offer. (863)801-1784
or (561)441-9062


HEW TODAY!
BLUE WAVE CLASSIC 180,
'03 w/'05 Evinrude 115hp
outboard & EZ Loader
aluminum trailer, $15,500 or
best offer. 772-344-9325
BOAT '93 Hurricane Fun
Deck boat, nice, great interi-
or, 115hlp needs rebuilt
$1999 (863)675-3919
BOAT TRAILER- for 21' boat,
great.shape, to trade for 14
+ ft. utility trr., 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


FLATS BOAT '87- 14 ft, center
console, 25 hp Johnson, 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
GLASS TRON FLATS BOAT '84
- W/90 hp Johnson motor &
trailer, very good cond.
$3500 neg. (863)673-0733
JON BOAT 14 ft, good condi-
tion. $150 or best offer.
(863)634-2336
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 BOAT, 24 ft, Evin-
rude 50hp VRO, must go,
everything works. $4000
(863)634-0822
POONTOON BOAT '95,
Small, 22', 70 hp Evinrude,
Tandem axle trailer. Exc. cond.
$4500. (863)675-4397
SMOKER CRAFT PONTOON,
'02, 22', many extras, 115hp
Yamaha, 4 stroke, w/trr.,
custom made cover, like
new, $15,000 or best offer.
(772)597-2344
SUN TRACKER, 2005 18'
Pontoon with trailer, 50HP
Mercury trolling motor,
$7,900. 863-824-0444
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.
TRAILER HITCH Draw Tight.
$50 (863)467-6148


WINNEBAGO '99 30ft; Class
C, Ford V10, 57K, 1 slide,
jacks, awnings, enter center,
$20,000 (863)467-5419 aft
2pm



BOAT MOTOR- Mercury 200
and hydraulic steering, free
boat & trailer. $1200
(863)801-4555
MOTOR 7.5 air cool Game
Fisher, exc. running cond.
$400. Call 863-801-1781


CLASSIC TRIUMPH, 1969 650
cc, black, $2,500. Call
863-674-0898/517-1019
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 1200 XL '02, Black,
15K mi., Wide tires, Chrome,
Runs exc. Must Sell. $8800.
Or best offer.
(863)467-5770 or 634-2829
HARLEY HERITAGE SOFTAIL
CLASSIC -'05, 11K mi.
Custom colors. Lots of
chrome & leather. Beautiful
Bike. Tons of opt. $16,000.
863-467-0278/859-771-5196
HARLEY SPORTSTER '92 -
XLH1200, lowered, fwd.
controls, S & S carb, pipes.
$3900 neg (863)467-7415
HONDA 305 DREAM 1963,
Perfect condition. Collectors
items. Manual & Tool kit.
$3000. (727)501-3055
HONDA SHADOW SABRE
1100, '02, w/9k mi., custom
headlamps & much more,
.$4999. (863)885-2804
MINI BIKE 3V2 hp, New tires,
newer clutch. Runs good.
$250. or best offer.
(863)634-9737 Lv msg
MOTORCYCLE HELMET, HJC,
good cond., size small, $10.
863)357-0344 or
863)610-0754
SUZUKI KATANA 600F '94 -
Runs good. $1500 or best
offer. (863)228-5044


MOTORCYCLE TRIKE, 1994 -
VW eng. & frame, black/sil-
ver, $2,500. 863-674-0898
or 863-517-1019
SADDLE BAGS, small leather
slant style, used very little,
$225. (863)357-0344 or
(863)610-0754
SUZUKI '01- 805 cc V-Twin
liquid cooled, low miles, all
the options, better than new
$3750 (863)612-0345
SUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 frame
sliders, Yoshi exhaust, flush
mt turn signals, $5000
(863)697-9405
SUZUKI INTRUDER VOLUSIA-
'02, 805, 6K mi., 2 tone sil-
ver. Good shape. Runs great.
$3100. Neg. (863)824-7607
VULCAN 1500 CLASSIC, '01,
exc. cond., many extras,
$6500. (863)673-0783



FOUR WHEELER- BMX 200,
Runs & looks good. $800. or
best offer (863)228-2123
HONDA 250 ATV 2004 runs
great, blue in color, new
tires, $2000 (863)675-0104
La Belle
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
YAMAHA RHINO 660 '05 -
Warren Winch, high set &
canvas top. Good condition.
$6,700. Call (863)634-7727


COACHMEN '91, 33ft. Very
good cond., Orig. owner.
Towed only 1600 mi. $4999.
Firm (863)612-0515 Lv msg


AutomobilesI



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted -010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500! Cars from $500! 97
Chevy Cavalier $800! 95 VW
Jetta $450! For listings call
(800)366-9813 x 9499.
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
NC, Pwr windows/locks.
$1800. Neg. (863)634-6626
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
CHEVY CAMARO RS, '97 -
conv., needs brake work &
cosmetics, $1700 neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHRYSLER LEBARON CON-
VERTIBLE '94 White, a/c,
117k, auto, drives well, small
dent. $1700 (863)612-1211


DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto,
a/c, all power, $2500.
(863)634-0464 ask for Jere
my
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '98,
for parts, clean title, new 5
spd. trans, new clutch pkg.,
$300. (863)674-5752
FORD MUSTANG '93 Con-
vertible. Runs good. Needs
body work. $700. West Palm
Beach. (561)254-7458
HYUNDAI, '01, exc. cond.,
asking $2,000.
(863)357-2623
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'94 Excellent condition.
$1700 (863)675-2816
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE'93-17"
Moma's, runs good. $1500
or best offer. (239)210-1475
MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE -
'95, AC/, 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
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Accord $750! 94
Toyota Camry $600! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
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



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


GOLF CARS

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863763-6434
315 S. ParrottAvenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


PARTS CAR Pontiac Grand
CHEVY BLAZER '89- Off road Am '95. $400
vehicle, inclds 2 rolling chas- (772)359-2923 or
sis (parts & all). $2500 for (863)467-5401
all. (863)983-7100
RACING BUCKET STYLE
fat n SEATS Universal fit, asking
$100 (863)634-7157
GOLF CART BATTERIES-(6) RE-CAP TIRES
$90 For all or will sell separ- (2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ate (863)635-3824 ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
SRIMS 16" 6 lug, American
Racing, $200 or best offer.
Call 863-675-8305 or
CAMPER TOP Grey, fits 863-674-1333
short bed, full size pick up.
$150 (863)634-2975 RIMS & TIRES-' New 20"
Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
CHEVY 454 ENGINE Runs $600(239)707-4407
good. $800 (863)673-1981 RIMS, chrome, 20", w/5 on
4.5 or 5 on 4.75, bolt pat-
COVER For trucks, vans & tern, $400 neg.
sport utility vehicles, like (863)697-0328 Heather
new. $30 (863)763-0669
RIMS- Chrome, 6 lug, 15".
ENGINE & TRANS -1987, 302 $150 or best offer.
engine, w/OD trans, can hear (863)634-8902
run, $700 or best of-
fer(863)763-1370 RUNNING BOARDS Factory,
off '99-'03 ext cab full size
FRONT CHROME BUMPER & Chevy pick up, black, needs
GRILL for Ford F250 clear painted. $50 (863)634-4698
headlights, 3rd brake light, RUNNING BOARDS, off of
$150. (863)697-2032 Ford F250 Crew Cab, black,
MOTOR for Chevy, 350, for 4 dr., $125.
complete w/transmission, (863)697-2032
'76 Model, 65k mi., $450. TAILGATE Fits F350, blue sil-
(863)673-6738 ver. $400 (772)873-8399
NISSAN SENTRA '87 good TIRES 4, Nitto Terra Grappler
tires, new battery, blown 325/60 R18. Still have
head, good for parts $350 25%-35% tread. $200. Call
(863)467-4518 (863)634-0955


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8l5 SW Simmons Street S1,500,000
Wter)Y Wter Well kept 28R/2BA MH with Water Access. This
Home has Vaulted Ceilings, Den/Office. Many Extras, 900
Riverside Dr;ve, Listed at a GREAT Price 5194,500 Reduced
What A De a Recently reduced this 3BR/2BA Mobile Home.
Home is on 2 city lots with sliding glass doors off the kitchen to
a screened in back porch. 529 Avenue E only $59,900
M.:,,-m., Or, The WVaaer 2235 Riverside D:, Beautiful 28R/1BAw/
a private dock & beautiful porch, overlooking the
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many extras. Picture perfect yord w/ your own wishing well, 10
foot Gazebo w/ Lights. 601 5th St. only S 134,900 Reduced
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Single Family Homes 1382 Kings Dairy Rd. $95K
*319 W Sugarland Cir. Great curb appeal $224.9K .734 Midstate Loop $79.9K
*13371 Navel Ave. 10 ac. (@ a great buy $289K *1794 Melissa Rd. $110K
*613 Ridgevicw Cir. Swimming P(xul Best Buy $289.9K -.71X) 1mrnmy Rd. Lg. vard/on man made lake $114.7K
*Unit #237 BASS N SLI .. rt,. l, l ,, ,Ir ,mb,.l, J ,l' 10520 Red Ban Rd.'24ac Oak tree in w/ MH 7(X)K
*Unit#113BASSNSUNoniaulgrd.fl xorimishled$14931K *811 Renn Dr. NW $145K, '.11 I I
*951 E. Del Monte/ Unit 208 Roland Martin's Marina 590) Stanton St. Priced to sell $89.9K
near Lake "O" $175K *975 Pine Ave. What a Deal $69.9K, Moore I laven
*116 Taft Blvd Motivated seller $2(X)K VacanLa
*708 Del Monte Ave $225,000 3555 Sky Valley Lane $9,90
*5151 Pioneer 15th St. A hide-away paradise $165K
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*1005 Art Lawrence 3.13 ac. close to Lake "0" $200K Available Sunday by Appointment


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420 ~ SUGARLAND HW.
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AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGEICA GONZALEZ
(863)983-8979 Broker Associate (863)2282215 SE I \tBL E -'.\'UL
(863)599-1209 (863)2280023


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
4BR, 2BA New Home Re 3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced yard $225,000 Woodland S/D $275,000
to $295,000 Very lI f~ llf ther-in- 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 law ap &A Wtf 000 VACANT LAND
3BR, 2BA 2006 Modular in 4BR, 2BA with pool $184,900 MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
3BR, 2BA New 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 25 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 wL ducedto $246K 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BR Pioneer 11 lots together
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole as well) $379,000 $45,000 each
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to Mobile Home Lot $19,500
$289.900 11 Montura lots must be sold
3BR, 2BA pool Rfiilci, Il. #1 MOBILE IHOM1ES together $22,000 each
$349,900 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 COMA MERCIAL
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
#2 S279,900 3BR, 2BA DWMH Sherwood $79K 2/2.5 Townhomes near marina
S3BR, 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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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
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 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, '97, V8, cold a/c,
great work truck, $2500.
(863)634-8519
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
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
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
PONTIAC PICKUP '85, rebuilt
motor, exc. cond., $2,000.
(863)357-2623


TONNEAU COVER Fiber-
glass, fits '99-Up Ford Super
Duty, Short bed. Arizona beige
$400. Neg. (863)227-0222
TOOL BOX- black, asking $30
(863)634-7157
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed.
Tan, tinted windows $300.
(772)263-6481

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FORD EXPEDITION, '98, Eddie
Bauer, 4x4, good cond.,
$4500 or best offer.
(812)291-0118
FORD EXPLORER '92, Black,
4x4, Runs good. Good con-
dition. $1995.
(863)673-3358/673-3354
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



LANDSCAPE TRAILER, 7x18
ood condition, $1600
863)840-0505
OPEN TRAILER Tandem,
needs right axle. $1000 or

best offer Call Barb at
(863)763-8188
UTILITY TRAILER 16 ft, all
steel, car/buggy trailer,
brakes heavy ramps, tandem
axle. $1000 (239)370-8532
UTILITY TRAILER, 2006 Car-
o Mate enclosed, 5x10,
1,300. Call 863-824-0444



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 Ill package, interior
great 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 VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $3000
(863)467-4650


CHEVY VENTURA MINIVAN,
'99, blue, runs good, 159k
mi., $4500 or best offer.
(239)728-8521



Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2007-139-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CYNTHIA LITTLE
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Cyn-
thia Little, deceased, whose date of
death was March 9, 2007, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBelle, Florida 33935. The
names an addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents 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 ATER 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 PUBLICATIONS OF THIS NO-
TICE.
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 ATER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publications of this no-
tice is October 25, 2007.
Personal Representative
Robert Hatch
28865 Loblolly Bay Road SW
Labelle, FL 33935
Attorney for Personal Representative
Robert D. Hines
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines Norman Hines PL.
315 South Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Telephone: 813)251-8659
Fax:(813254-6153
245197 CN 10/25;11/01/07


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
Harriet S. 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 OECEDENT'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, Go-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
39825 CN9/27;10/4/07
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, November 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the
Conference Room of Hendry Regional
Convenient Care Center located at 450
S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida.
245134 CN 10/25/07

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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,
Peittioner/Husband
and
RITA F. HERNANEZ,
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 EO. Box
1510, Belle Glade, FL 33430, and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court, in LaBelle, Hendry
County, Flodda, 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-
menlts and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cludng 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
IN fHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-690DR
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
ERIKA CARRASQUILLO
Petitioner/Wife,
and
JESUS M. CARRASQUILLO,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF SUIT
To: Jesus M. Carrasquillo
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Peti-
ton for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you, and you are re-
uired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to 'it on MAMIE
WASHINGTON KENDALL, ESQUIRE,
Attorney for Petitioner, whose address
is 341 S.E. 2nd St., Belle Glade, Flori-
da 33430 and file the original with the
Clerk of the above-styled Court in La-
Belle, Florida on or before Nov. 20,
2007 otherwise, a judgment against
you may be entered for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 9th day of October, 2007.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
243849 CN 10/25:11/01,08,15/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 2003-103-CA GKC
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, f/k/a
FIRST BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, ACTING SOLEY IN ITS CA-
PACITY AS TRUSTEE FOR EQCC
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 1998-3,
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBERT A. CORBETT and NELLIE MAE
CORBETT, his wife, 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 October 4,
2006, entered in Case No. 2003-103-
CA GKC of the Circuit Court of the 20th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry
County, Florida wherein US BANK NA-
TIONAL' ASSOCIATION, f/k/a FIST
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ACT-
ING SOLEY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQCC HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 1998-3 is the Plaintiff
and ROBERT A. CORBETT and NELLIE
MAE CORBETT, his wife; JOHN DOE
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, Labelle, Flon-
da, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., on the 14th
day of November, 2007, the following
described property, as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lot 6, in Block 4D, of SOUTHRIDGE
SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, at
Page 98 and 99, of the Public records
of Hendry County, Florida,
DATED this 14th day of Oct. 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, Fori-
da 33901, telephone number
8131 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
,DD, or 1 (800) 955-8770 (V), via
Floda Relay 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.
245178 CN 10/25:11/1/07
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Finance
Committee will conduct their monthly
business meeting on Thursday, No-
vember 1st, at 1 p.m. in the Confer-
ence Room of Hendry Regional
Convenient Care Center located at 450
S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida.
245140 CN 10/25/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-26
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
THOMAS S. HALL, JR, el al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure datedOctober 12, 2007 and en-
tered in Case No. 2007-CA-26 of the
Circuit court of the TWENTIETH Judi-
cial Circilt in and for GLADES County,
Forinda wherein WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK, EA., A FEDERAL
ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and
THOMAS S. HALL, JR.; TINA D. HALL;
TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE, and
TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DE are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF
THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11:00AM, on the 8th day of Novem-
ber, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 6, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 4TH ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
'RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL ID#: S36-38-34-007-0000-0060
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of Lis gen-
dens must tile a claim within sixty 60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on October 15, 2007.
Joe Hint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodaton to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center,
room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Floda 33901, telephone number
813)335-2299; 1-000-955-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Flori-
da Relay Service, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding.
245047 CN10/25;11/01/07

S NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
11/03/2007 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
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


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 Superintendent 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 Ihe 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.
Noice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
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-
iced 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 need an 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), FS.
241843 CN 10/18,25:11/01/07 & CB 11/01/07

October 22, 2007
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
06-07-06
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 4:00 p.m., local time, Novem-
ber 14, 2007, at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flodda. At this
lime and place, the bids will be opened and read aloud.
The bids submitted pre for two new 2008 Solid Waste Collection Trucks
Trucks must be in accordance with the specifications pertaining thereto, which
may be examined at the Clewiston Public Works Office, 1200 South Olympia Street,
Clewiston, FL 33440, telephone (863) 983-1471 or www.clewiston-fl.gov.
Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked "PUBLIC WORKS SOL-
ID WASTE COLLECTION TRUCKS." Bids may be mailed to the CITY OF CLEWIS-
TON, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand delivered to the
same address. No responsibility shall be attached to any officers for the premature
opening of a bid not properly addressed and identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for sixty days and to reject
any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities,
or to accept the bid that in its judgement best serves the City,
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Iva Pittman, Deputy Clerk
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AN AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Draft Air Construction Permit No.: 0510015-018-AC
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation Clewiston Facility
Hendry County
The Department of Environmental Protection (permitting authority) gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation for its Clewiston Facility located at 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Hendry County.
The appliant's name and address are: Tristan Chapman, Vice President, Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
The permitted, Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, applied,on September 10, 2007, for authorization to conduct pilot testing and parameter measurements to determine if combusting higher sulfur content fuel oil will meet the sulfur dioxide emissions limit
imposed by PSD-FL-368; evaluate used oil as a potential fuel; and, evaluate the addition of various caustics to the integral scrubber on SO2. This evaluation will require Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation to install, test and operate a S02 CEM (or approved equivalent)
to continuously monitor SO, emissions for the pilot test period and install an additional spray ring (if necessary), a caustic injection system, flow monitor and pH monitor for the integral scrubber. During the pilot test period, No. 6 or better grade fuel oil with a maximum sulfur con-
tent of 1.0 percent or used oil will be burned in the No. 1 Peel Dryer. The data gathered will determine if the peel dryers can burn fuel oil with sulfur content greater than 0.1 percent or used oil, without further modification. In addition, data will be gathered to determine if there is
additional SO, removal by the addition of various caustics to the integral scrubber. The pilot testing is scheduled to run from November 1, 2007 to January 31, 2008.
The permitting authority will issue the Air Construction Permit, and subsequent Final Air Construction Permit, in accordance with the conditions of the Draft Air Construction Permit unless a response received in accordance with the following procedures results in a dif-
ferent decision or sigsiticant change of terms or conditions.
fe he permitting authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Air Construction Permit issuance action for a period of 14 (fourteen) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Written comments should be provided to the Department's Bureau
of Air Regulation, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. Any written comments filed shall be made available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a significant change in this Draft Air Construction Permit, the permitting
authority shall issue a Revised Draft Air Construction Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes (F.S.). The petition must contain the information set forth below and
must be filed (received) in Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/488-9730; Fax: 850/487-4938). Petitions filed by any persons other than those
entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), ES., must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the notice of intent, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), FS., however, any person who asked the permit-
ting authority for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to
file a petition within the applicable time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the permitting authority's action is based must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address ofeach agency affected and each agency's file(s) or identification numberss, iflknown;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; name address and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how petitioner's sub
stantial rights will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of how and when the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes which entitle petitioner to relief; and
(f) A demand for relief.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the permitting authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the permitting authority's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests will'
be affected by any such final decision of the permitting authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at:


Permitting Authority:
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Air Regulation
111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: 850/488-1344
Fax: 850/922-6979


Affected District Authority:
Department of Environmental Protection
South District Office
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3381
Telephone: 239/332-6975
Fax: 239/332-6969


The complete project file includes the Draft Air Construction Permit, the application/request, and the information submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S.
address, or call 850/921-8985, for additional information.


Interested persons may contact Edward J. Svec at the above


Central County Water Control District
Request for Bids Clubhouse Bathroom Renovation Project
Bids Due: 10:00 A.M., November 26, 2007
Bids are requested for the renovation of the b athrooms ed within Clubhouse in
the Central County Water Control District, "the District, Montura Subdivision, Cle-
wiston, Florida. Official bid specifications and questions for this project may be
obtained by contacting Rock Adoujaude, RE., of Rock Enterprises, Inc. at
(8631 612-0011 or the District's office at (863) 983-5797.
Sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Central County Water Control District
Administrative Office
475 South Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
and will be publicly opened promptly thereafter at approximately 10:05 A.M., No-
vember 26, 2007 at the District's administrative offices at the above address.
The Board of Supervisors for the District may reject'any and all bids without cause
and may likewise terminate a contract award prior to completion.
Questions may be addressed in writing to the District Engineer, Rock Aboujaude,
RE. at the District's address listed above. Responses will be made to all interest-
ed bidders. Verbal questions will not be accepted.
Board of Supervisors
Central County Water Control District
Hendry County, Florida
Benito Alvarez, Chairman
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October 22, 2007
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
06-07-04
The City of'Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., local time, Novem-
ber 14, 2007, at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. At this
time and place, the bids will be opened and read aloud.
The bids submitted are for maintaining riahtsof-way municipal buildings'
grounds and hiahwav medians in the Citv of Clewlston
All matenals furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the
specifications pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the Clewiston Public
Works Office, 1200 South Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440, telephone
(863) 983-1471 or www.clewiston-fl.gov.
Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked "PUBLIC WORKS
MOWING CONTRACT." Bids maybemailedto the CITY OF CLEWISTON, 115West
Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand,delivered to the same address. No
responsibility shall be attached to any officers for the premature opening of a bid not
properly addressed and identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for sixty days and to reject
any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities,
or to accept the bid that in its judgement best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Iva Pittman, Deputy Clerk
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October 22, 2007
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
06-07-05
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:30 p.m., local ime, Novem-
ber 14, 2007, at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. At this
time and place, the bids will be opened and read aloud.
The bids submitted are for 2100 ninety-six gallon tipper carts for use with a semi-
automatic or fullv-automatic collection system
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the
specifications pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the Clewiston Public
Works Office, 1200 South Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440, telephone
(863) 983-1471 or www.clewiston-fl.gov.
Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked "PUBLIC WORKS TIP-
PER CARTS." Bids may be mailed to the CITY OF CLEWISTON, 115 West Ventur
Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand delivered to the same address. No respon-
sibility shall be attached to any officers for the premature opening of a bid not prop-
erly addressed and identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for sixty days and to reject
any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities,
or to accept the bid that in its judgment best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDO
Iva Pittman, Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
To Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given of intention to ap-
ply to the 2008 Regular Session or
subsequent sessions held in 2008 of
the Florida Legislature for passage of
an act for the relief of BRIAN DAIAGI;
authorizing and directing the South
Florida Water Management District to
compensate Mr. Daiagi for personal in-
uries sustained arising out of an acci-
dent of August 10, 1992 that he
suffered due to the negligence of the
South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict; providing an effective date.
Neal W. Hirschfeld, Esq.
Attorney for the Claimant
Greenspoon Marder, eA.
100 W. Cypress Creek Rd.
Trade Centre South, Suite 700
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Broward County: (954) 491-1120
Toll-Free (888) 491-1120
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According to journal, staph infections can be deadly


Recent news reports of cases
of high school athletes contract-
ing methicillin-resistant Staphy-
lococcus aureus or MRSA (pro-
nounced "mirsa") have many
people concerned.
According to the Journal of
the American Medical Associa-
tion, MRSA an estimated 94,360
persons in the U.S. developed a
serious MRSA infection in 2005,
and during that same time pe-
riod, about 18,650 people died
during a hospital stay related to a
MRSA infection.
While most MRSA infections
are associated with persons in
hospitals or nursing homes, 14
percent occur in persons without
obvious exposures to the health
care industry, according to the
report.
The following list of Fre-
quently Asked Questions
(FAQ) comes from the Center
for Disease Control.
What is Staphylococcus
aureus (staph)?
Staphylococcus aureus, often
referred to simply as "staph," are
bacteria commonly carried on
the skin or in the nose of healthy
people. Approximately 25 per-
cent to 30 percent of the popula-
tion is colonized (when bacteria
are present, but not causing an
infection) in the nose with staph
bacteria. Sometimes, staph can
cause an infection. Staph bac-
teria are one of the most com-
mon causes of skin infections in
the United States. Most of these
skin infections are minor (such
as pimples and boils) and can
be treated without antibiotics
(also known as antimicrobials or
antibacterials). However, staph
bacteria also can cause seri-
ous infections (such as surgical
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infections, and pneumonia).
What is MRSA (methicil-
lin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus)?
Some staph bacteria are re-
sistant to antibiotics. MRSA is a
type of staph that is resistant to
antibiotics called beta-lactams.
Beta-lactam antibiotics include
methicillin and other more com-
mon antibiotics such as oxacillin,
penicillin and amoxicillin. While
25 percent to 30 percent of the
population is colonized with
staph, approximately one percent
is colonized with MRSA.
Who gets staph or MRSA
infections?
Staph infections, including
MRSA, occur most frequently
among persons in hospitals and
healthcare facilities (sucl as nurs-
ing homes and dialysis centers)
who have weakened immune
systems. These healthcare-associ-
ated staph infections include sur-
gical wound infections, urinary
tract infections, bloodstream in-
fections, and pneumonia.
What is community-asso-
ciated MRSA (CA-MRSA)?
Staph and MRSA can also
cause illness in persons outside
of hospitals and healthcare fa-
cilities. MRSA infections that are
acquired by persons who have
neither been recently (within the
past year) hospitalized nor had a
medical procedure (such as dial-


ysis, surgery, catheters) are know
as CA-MRSA infectiStaph or MRSA
infections in the community are
usually manifested as skin infec-
tions, such as pimples and boils,
and occur in otherwise healthy
people.
How common are staph
and MRSA infections?
Staph bacteria are one of the
most common causes of skin in-
fection in the United States and
are a common cause of pneumo-
nia, surgical wound infections,
and bloodstream infections. The
majority of MRSA infections oc-
cur among patients in hospitals
or other healthcare settings; how-
ever, it is becoming more com-
mon in the community setting.
Data from a prospective study in
2003, suggests that 12 percent of
clinical MRSA infections are com-
munity-associated, but this varies
by geographic region and popu-
lation.
What does a staph or
MRSA infection look like?
Staph bacteria, including
MRSA, can cause skin infections
that may look like a pimple or boil
and can be red, swollen, pain-
ful, or have pus or other drain-
age. More serious infections may
cause pneumonia, bloodstream
infections, or surgical wound in-
fections.
Are certain people at in-
creased risk for community-
associated staph or MRSA
infections?
CDC has investigated clusters
of CA-MRSAskin infections among
athletes, militaryrecruits,children,
Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Natives,
Native Americans, men who have
sex with men, and prisoners.
Factors that have been associated
with the spread of MRSA skin
infections include: close skin-to-


skin contact, openings in the skin
such as cuts or abrasions, con-
taminated items and surfaces,
crowded living conditions, and
poor hygiene.
How can I prevent staph
or MRSA skin infections?
Practice good hygiene:
Keep your hands clean by
washing thoroughly with soap
and water or using an alcohol-
based hand sanitizer.
Keep cuts and scrapes clean
and covered with a bandage until
healed.
Avoid contact with other
people's wounds or bandages.
Avoid sharing personal items
such as towels or razors.
Are people who are posi-
tive for the human immune
deficiency virus (HIV) at
increased risk for MRSA?
Should they be taking special
precautions?
People with weakened im-
mune systems, which include
some patients with HIV infection,
may be at risk for more severe
illness if they get infected with
MRSA. People with HIV should
follow the same prevention mea-
sures as those without HIV to
prevent staph infections, includ-
ing practice good hygiene, cover
wounds (e.g., cuts or abrasions)
with clean dry bandages, avoid
sharing personal items such as
towels and.razors, and contact
their doctor if they think they
have an infection.
Can I get a staph or MRSA
infection at my health club?
In the outbreaks of MRSA, the
environment has not played a sig-
nificant role in the transmission
of MRSA. MRSA is transmitted
most frequently by direct skin-
to-skin contact. You can protect
yourself from infections by prac-


timing good hygiene (e.g., keep-
ing your hands clean by washing
with soap and water or using
an alcohol-based hand rub and
showering after working out);
covering any open skin area such
as abrasions or cuts with a clean
dry bandage; avoiding sharing
personal items such as towels or
razors; using a barrier (e.g., cloth-
ing or a towel) between your skin
and shared equipment; and wip-
ing surfaces of equipment before
and after use.
What should I do if I think
I have a staph or MRSA infec-
tion?
See your healthcare provider.
Are staph and MRSA infec-
tions treatable?
Yes. Most staph and MRSA in-
fections are treatable with antibi-
otics. If you are given an antibi-
otic, take all of the doses, even if
the infection is getting better, un-
less your doctor tells you to stop
taking it. Do not share antibiotics
with other people or save unfin-
ished antibiotics to use at another
time. ,
However, many staph skin in-
fections may be treated by drain-
ing the abscess or boil and may
not require antibiotics. Drainage
of skin boils or abscesses should
only be done by a healthcare pro-
vider.
If after visiting your healthcare
provider the infection is not get-
ting better after a few days, con-
tact them again. If other people
you know or live with get the
same infection tell them to go to
their healthcare provider.
Is it possible that my staph
or MRSA skin infection will
come back after it is cured?
Yes. It is possible to have a
staph or MRSA skin infection
come back (recur) after it is


cured. To prevent this from hap-
pening, follow your healthcare
provider's directions while you
have the infection, and follow the
prevention steps after the infec-
tion is gone.
If I have a staph, or MRSA
skin infection, what can I do
to prevent others from get-
ting infected?
You can prevent spreading
staph or MRSA skin infections to
others by following these steps:
Cover your wound. Keep
wounds that are draining or have
pus covered with clean, dry ban-
dages. Follow your healthcare
provider's instructions on proper
care of the wound. Pus from in-
fected wounds can contain staph
and MRSA, so keeping the infec-
tion covered will help prevent the
spread to others. Bandages or
tape can be discarded with the
regular trash.
Clean your hands. You, your
family, and others in close con-
tact should wash their hands fre-
quently with soap and warm wa-
ter or use an alcohol-based hand
sanitizer, especially after chang-
ing the bandage or touching the
infected wound.
Do not share personal items.
Avoid sharing personal items
such as towels, washcloths, ra-
zors, clothing, or uniforms that
may have had contact with the
infected wound or bandage.
Wash sheets, towels, and clothes
That become soiled with water
and laundry detergent. Drying
clothes in a hot dryer, rather than
air-drying, also helps kill bacteria
in clothes.
Talk to your doctor. Tell any
healthcare providers who treat
you that you have or had a staph
or MRSA skin infection.


Allergies and their affects can make Halloween scarier


For many of the 3.1 million
American children with food al-
lergy, the candy they get while
trick-or-treating is the spookiest
part of Halloween. And the grow-
ing popularity of allergen advi-
sory labeling may confuse them
and their parents as to which can-
dies are safe and which should be
avoided.
"Many of the most common
food allergens are found in can-
dy," said Anne Mufioz-Furlong,
founder and CEO of the Food
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network


(FAAN). "For some children, just
one bite of the wrong food can
bring on anaphylaxis a severe
allergic reaction that can cause
death."
Eight foods account for 90 per-
cent of all food-allergic reactions in
the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree
nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shell-
fish. Of these, only the last two are
not likely to be found in candy.
The incidence of food allergy
has doubled in the last 10 years,
and scientists aren't sure why.
More than 12 million Americans


-- one in 25 -- are caught up in this
life-altering epidemic, which re-
sults in 150-200 deaths and more
than 30,000 emergency room vis-
its each year. There is no known
cure; strict avoidance is the only
way to prevent a reaction.
To make matters even trickier
for those dealing with food aller-
gy, an increasing number of food
manufacturers are labeling their
products with advisory warnings
about the possible unintentional
presence of common allergens.
Because these warnings have


become so common, consum-
ers have begun to ignore them in
the belief that they're not serious,
which puts them at increased risk
for a reaction.
A study reported earlier this
year in the Journal of Allergy and
Clinical Immunology found that
fewer parents are heeding the
warnings today than did several
years ago. Advisory labeling typi-
cally includes such statements as
"may contain [allergen]," "man-
ufactured on shared equipment
with [allergen]," and "manufac-


tured in the same facility with [al-
lergen]."
Parents are urged not to ig-
nore these warnings on Hallow-
een treats.
As a non-candy alternative to
raise money for food allergy re-
search and education, FAAN has
organized its fifth annual Trick or
Treat for Food Allergy campaign


for this Halloween. Participants of
all ages will collect coins instead
of candy in specially marked col-
lection boxes. The campaign is
sponsored by Abbott, makers of
EleCare and other specialty nu-
trition products for children. For
more information, contact FAAN
at (800) 929-4040 or visit www.
foodallergy.org on the Web.


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