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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: November 22, 2007
Publication Date: 1928-
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GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007

ServingAmerica's Sweetest Town since 1928

Vnlume 83Numher 22 Thursdav. November 22.2007


At a Glance

No garbage pick up
There will be no garbage
pick up during the Thanksgiv-
ing Holiday for Thursday, Nov.
22. Garbage pick up will re-
sume on Monday, Nov.26.

Thanksgiving food
baskets prepared
Please help make this holi-
day a joyful one for the families
in our community. Non-perish-
able items are being collected
for needy families to receive
Thanksgiving food baskets. Do-
nations can be dropped off at
the following locations:
- Seacoast National Bank, 300
S. Berner Rd., Clewiston or 17
N. Lee St., LaBelle.
Hendry-Glades Behavioral
Health Center, 601, W Alver-
dez, Clewiston or 80 Euclid
Place, LaBelle.
The deadline is Nov. 19. For
more information, contact Ana
Rivera at (863) 983-1423.

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 irn 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; Ronrnie
Pike (863) 677-0107.

Chili cook-off
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
will be holding a chili cook-off
Nov. 30, at 301 S. Gloria St.
The entry fee is $5 per pot
and all proceeds will go to the
Relay for Life. There will also
be hot dogs and chili for sale
starting at 11:30 a.m. in the
front parking lot.
For more information call
(561) 983-5123 for an entry
form or stop by our address.


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Hendry to widen parts of S.R. 80


Long range plan
looks 20 years '
to the future

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - The image
of the county's roads in 2030 is
a little difficult to conjure.
The population in the area is
steadily increasing, while traf-
fic entering from larger ports in
Miami and Broward continue
populating the roadways.


Large trucks barrel down
Clewiston on their way to other
parts of Florida and accidents
along the major thoroughfares
cause delays hours on end.
Considering those factors and
more, the county has approved
a long range transportation plan
that looks at the widening of
State Road 80 to a four-lane road,
as well as the construction of a
new bridge..There is also talk of
a truck loop that will route com-
mercial vehicles to an all-new
road south of Clewiston.
All of this comes at a great


cost, and though commissioners
have signed off on the far-look-
ing plan, there is still a consider-
able amount of question about
where the money will come to
pay for the expansions.
"We have to adapt and adopt
and forecast out into the future,"
said D. Wayne O'Neal, county
administrator. "As we finalize
plans, we can better see what
the level of service will be re-
quired on these roads."
Looking at estimated rev-
enues, David Plummer and As-
sociates, the county's consultant


CHS: Tin can creations


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Luis Garcia, right, is a senior from Ms. Beth Perry's photography class at Clewiston
High School. He is gluing his Popeye-themed tin can that is sure to look great when
finished. Latisha Davila, at left, a senior, is also putting the finishing touches to her
project entitled 'Wishes in a Can.'


Sasha Fields, a senior, showed Ms. Perry her finished tin can project, which is called
the 'World in a Can.' Ms. Perry's sixth period photography class iscurrently working
on an Andy Warhol tin can project. Her students recently saw reproduced work of Andy
Warhol's tin can. The. class has pulled off images from the Internet and made modifica-
tions to make it their own.


County moves forward with


plans for new EOC building


Design phase, site
location considered

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - It seems as
though the 2007 Hurricane Sea-
son didn't amount to much.
Fortunately, it didn't com-
pare to the statistical anomalies
of previous years, when hurri-
canes came one after another
to hit the general area.
The much-ballyhooed ex-


pectation of a busy season by
forecasters never materialized
and residents are now breath-
ing a collective sigh of relief.
That doesn't mean that Hen-
dry County will be letting its
guard down anytime soon.
Over the past year, county
commissioners have spent
time working on the construc-
tion of an all-new emergency
operations center.
The multi-million-dollar
project -- officials have pegged
the final figure at, $5 million
-- has now begun its design


phase and progress seems to
be sure.
The center will be equipped
with everything that the county
needs to continue operating in
the wake of a natural or large
man made disaster and will re-
place the small space inside the
sheriff's office that is now used
in times of emergency.
When disaster strikes, the
main branches of the local
government -- including police,
fire, EMS and government ad-
See Building - Page 12


on the issue, said that road im-
pact fees and Florida Department
of Transportation revenues total
approximately $128 million.
If all aspects of the long range
plan were taken into account,
the figure still represents a short-
fall of about $300 million. The
bulk of that, according to Mr.
O'Neal, is locked into the idea
to make State Road 80 into a
four-lane road stretching from
LaBelle to State Road 27.
So the plan now is to focus
on what is financially feasible.
The plan for the State Road 80


expansion would be drastically
cut, according to the consul-
tants, so short segments would
be targeted rather than the entire
stretch of road.
Excess monies at the end of
the 20-year plan could then be
leveraged with FDOT funds to
work on additional projects as
needed.
One recommendation sug-
gests that the county think about
increasing the gas tax by three
cents a gallon for use in con-
See Road - Page 12


County unveils



its wish list


By Patty Brant
INI
Locals pared down their
funding requests for Tallahas-
see this year in view of another
hard budgeting term, but last
Monday's Legislative Delega-
tion meeting at LaBelle City
Hall still reflected some hefty
requests.
Florida House of Represen-
tatives District 77 Rep.' Denise
Grimsley chaired the meeting,
with Florida District 29 Senator
Larcenia Bullard and District 29
Senator Dave Aronberg also at
the front table.
The morning started with
Assistant Administrator Judi
Kennington-Korf'' present-


ing Hendry County's priori-
ties. She began with a request
for $350,000 in Small County
Courthouse Improvements.
Renovations for an additional
circuit judge's office put this at
the top of the list. At number
two is $1.6 million in Stormwa-
ter Improvements for Airport-
Sears. This project has regional
impact and will help advance
Everglades Restoration.
The county's third prior-
ity is $800,000 in Storm Water
Improvements for mid-county;
the fourth is $250,000 for Storm
Water Master Plan Phase III to
continue developing a county-
\-wide database' to manage,
See List - Page 12


Beatty presents


Highwaymen


.Bob Beatty, a Florida Hu-
manities Council Scholar, will
provide a presentation on "The
Highwaymen" at The Clewis-
ton Museum on Thursday, Nov.
29 at 7 p.m.
The Highwaymen are Afri-
can-American artists primarily
from the Fort Pierce and Gif-
ford area and their paintings
date back to the 1950s.
While their paintings have
become prized possessions for
many, their story is of a group
of young Americans who man-
aged somehow to create art


and survive in an era when sur-
vival for them was not easy.
Mr. Beatty has arranged
for one of The Highwaymen,
Al Black, to be present for the
event. Al Black is no stranger
to the Glades area as many citi-
zens remember him peddling
his paintings throughout the
area from the back of his car.
Mr. Black will have paint-
ings on display and they will be
available for purchase after the
event.
Mr. Beatty's book, "Florida's
See Beatty - Page 12


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Giving back
Bill Sykes sits back inside the Bloodmobile on Monday
afternoon while Marlen Gonzalez preps him for his blood
donation. People filed in at a steady pace at the Hendry
Regional Medical Center parking lot to give blood.


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Work in progress
Glades County School District is adding more improvements to West Glades School. This
photo was taken near the bus drop off and new gym under construction.


HRMC awarded ACR accreditation


By Glenda Wilson
HRMC
CLEWISTON - Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center has been
awarded a three-year term of ac-
creditation in Mammography, as
a result of a recent survey con-
ducted by the American College
of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR, headquartered in
Reston, Va., awards accredita-
tion to facilities for the achieve-
ment of high practice standard
after a peer-review evaluation
of the practice. Evaluations are
conducted by board-certified
physicians and medical physicists
who are experts in the field. They
assess the qualifications of the
personnel and the adequacy of
facility equipment. The surveyors
report their findings to the ACR's
Committee on Accreditation,
which subsequently provides the
practice with a comprehensive
report.
The ACR is a national organi-
zation serving more than 32,000
diagnostic-interventional radiolo-
gists, radiation oncologists, and


Submitted photo/Glenda Wilson
Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are
experts in the field assess the qualifications of the personnel
and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report
their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, re-
porting their findings back to the accreditation committee.


nuclear medicine and medical
physicists with programs focus-
ing on the practice of medical im-
aging and radiation oncology and
the delivery of comprehensive


health care services. By receiving
this accreditation, it means Hen-
dry Regional has complied with,
or has exceeded, the national
standards set by its peers:


Local family sets out on Santa run to Wounded Knee


By Betty Luckey
"Christmas for Wounded
Knee" is a project to collect toys
for children and winter jackets
for all ages for Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation in South Dakota.
Pastor Stan Hollow-Horn of the
Wounded Knee mission has been
concerned that there were no
provisions to share with the tribal
members who will attend their
annual Christmas dinner Dec. 23.
This holiday event is the only op-
portunity children have during the


year in which to receive a toy, and
this year, there are no toys avail-
able. Hollow-Horn also stated that
even the men are lacking jackets
warm enough for the winter cold
and are frequently seen outside in
only shirts.
Wounded Knee is the poorest
community within the poorest
reservation in the country. The sui-
cide rate is the highest in the USA
and the life expectancy for men is
46 and low 50's for women.
The Wounded Knee mission
will use the unfinished build-


ing they built next door for the music, help with the dinner, and
Christmas party and utilize space distribute the gifts.
'heaters to waitrn the facility Ther.e 'Ariyonerwho wishes, t donate
have been no funds with which may contact Betty Luckey at (863)
to finish construction but the roof 697-1897 or Libby Luckey at (863)
and floors are completed with 243-1399 or drop off items at their
hopes to have a kitchen and rest- home at 1385 State Road 70 East,
rooms in the future. Lake Placid, FL 33852.
The. Luckey family from the Donations may be shipped
Lake Placid area is collecting directly to Pastor Stanley Hollow-
items for the people and will lead Horn, Wounded Knee Church
a caravan from south central Flor- of God, 101 Old Batesland Rd.,
ida of horse trailers filled with toys Wounded Knee, SD, 57794. He
and jackets. The group will bring can be reached at (605) 867-
their band and play Christmas 1589.


Alico Inc. reports its fourth quarter and annual earnings


LABELLE - Alico, Inc. an-
nounced a net loss for the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2007 of $7-4
million, or $1.02 per share, com-
pared with net earnings of $109
thousand, or $0.02 per share, dur-
ing the fourth quarter of fiscal year
2006. For the year ended August
31, 2007, the Company reported a
net loss of $13.8 million, or $1.88
per share. This compares with
net earnings of $6.5 million, or
$0.88 per share, during the fiscal
year ended August 31, 2006. 2007
fourth quarter and annual losses
were attributable to the accrual of
additional taxes of approximately
$5.9 million, or ,$0.80 per share,
and $26.2 million, or $3.56 per
share, for the fourth quarter and
fiscal year, respectively, related to
IRS audits of the Company's tax
returns for tax years 2000 - 2004.
Income before taxes was $19.4
million in fiscal year 2007 com-
pared with $.12.7 million in fiscal
year 2006.
Operating revenues during the
fourth quarter of fiscal year 2007
totaled $9.1 million compared
with $14.6 million for the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2006. Op-
erating revenues for fiscal year
2007 were $134.8 million com-
pared with $77.4 million for fis-
cal year 2006. The increase was
primarily due to increased oper-
ating revenues from agricultural


operations.
John R. Alexander, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, noted,
"The Company's earnings from
operations improved significantly
in fiscal year 2007 compared
with fiscal year 2006, as did pre-
tax income. The increased pretax
profit was mostly attributable to
increased citrus earnings. How-
ever, the impact of the tax accrual
was significant enough to turn
what would have been a banner
year into a loss. In spite of this, I
remain optimistic about the Com-
pany and look forward to putting
this tax matter behind us."
Addressing the highlights of
the divisional results, Mr. Alexan-
der noted that:
* The Company's Bowen
Brothers subsidiary reported
.operating profits of $0.9 million
during fiscal year 2007 compared
with a loss of $0.3 million during
. fiscal year 2006, while the Citrus
Division reported operating profits
of $24.1 million during fiscal year
2007, compared with $7.6 million
for fiscal year 2006. The increased
profitability for these two divisions
in fiscal year 2007 was due to im-
proved citrus prices caused by a
reduced supply of Florida citrus
during fiscal year 2007 compared
with fiscal year 2006;
* Operating profits for the Sug-
arcane Division were $0.6 million


during fiscal year 2007 compared
with $0.4 million during fiscal
year 2006. The fiscal year 2007
increase was due to a larger sug-
arcane harvest for the Company
in fiscal year 2007 compared with
fiscal year 2006;
* Operating profits for the
Ranch Division were $0.3 million
for fiscal year 2007 compared
with $0.8 million for fiscal year
2006. The decrease was due to
higher costs of raising calves for
sale, a reduction in the number
of calves born because of stress
to the cattle herd from hurricanes,
and a prolonged drought;
* Operating profits for the Veg-
etable Division were $0.5 million
for fiscal year 2007 compared
with $1.0 milliori for fiscal year
2006. Prices for sweet corn were
lower in fiscal year 2007 than in
fiscal year 2006;
* Operating profits for Alico
Plant World were $17 thousand
for fiscal year 2007 compared
with a loss of $1.1 million in fiscal
year 2006. Plant World serves as
an ancillary operation to Alico's
vegetable operations providing
transplants, although the majority
of its business is with third parties.
The Company continues to take
measures including customer
evaluations, staff reductions and
other cost cutting measures in ef-
forts to improve the profitability of


this segment;
* Operating profits for the Sod
Division were $0.9 million for fis-
cal year 2007 compared with $0.7
million in fiscal year 2006. During
fiscal year 2007, the Company in-
creased its harvest of native sod
from cattle pastures, leading to
increased profitability for the divi-
sion; and
* General and administrative
expenses were $13.5 million in
fiscal year 2007 compared with
$11.8 million in fiscal year 2006.
Increased regulatory compliance
costs and legal fees related to on-
going IRS audits were the largest
components of the increase.
Management expects contin-
ued profitability from the Compa-
ny's agricultural operations dur-
ing fiscal 2008 but at lower overall
levels than experienced in fiscal
year 2007, mostly due to expected
lower citrus prices resulting from
a larger Florida crop in fiscal year
2008.
At its Board of Directors meet-
ing on Sept. 28, 2007, the Board
adopted a new fiscal year end-
ing September 30. Alico plans to
release its earnings after market
close on the following dates for
the fiscal year ending Sept. 30,
2008:
First quarter - 2/11/08, Second
quarter - 5/12/08, Third quarter -
8/11/08, Fourth quarter - 12/15/08


Broadband

feasibility

study opens
Florida Heartland REDI, Inc.
(FHREDI) completed a regional
broadband study in the spring of
2007. The study concluded that
Florida's Heartland is a strong
candidate for the launch of a Ru-
ral ISP (RISP).
Jerry and Deanna Pollard of
VistaNet are in the first phase of
deploying a wireless broadband
network in Hardee, Highlands
and Okeechobee Counties. Their
plans are to extend the wireless
network from coast to coast and
deep into the Heartland Region.
Jerry and Deanna Pollard report,
"The feasibility study was a tre-
mendous help in making this
deployment of wireless broad-
band a reality." Jerry describes
the study as a valuable tool in his
decision making process. Accord-
ing to VistaNet staff, "phones are
ringing off the hook! We have a
waiting list a mile long of people
wanting to sign up for the ser-
vice."
The support for this valuable
study was provided by the Gov-
ernors Office of Tourism, Trade,
and Economic Development and
Enterprise Florida. "The Office of
Tourism, Trade, and Economic
Development was very pleased
to provide assistance to the de-
velopment of the Study that
laid the foundation for this an-
nouncement." said Mary Helen
Blakeslee, Chief Analyst. "We are
very aware of the critical need
for reliable, high speed internet
access in rural communities and
believe this is a good step in the
right direction."
"We are delighted that a local
vendor has recognized the oppor-
tunity and is providing the service.
Reliable access to Broadband
will begin to change the region
and offer many opportunities in
business and personal lifestyle
enhancement," says Lynn Topel,
Executive Director of FHREDI.


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Belle Glade CoRnrtry Club
(Faormerly the Dra-wbridge Cafe)
Under New Name and Management
Devon's Torry Island Bistro
Open for Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Weekly, Buffet Menu Themes:
Monday - Southern Regional * Tuesday - Italian/Mediterranean
Wednesday - Southern Regional * Thursday - Caribbean * Friday - Seafood
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Open for Dinner from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
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. Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
Healthcare Services Include:


*Specialized Wound Care
*Full Time Medical Director
*Dialysis Support
*Alzheimer's Support Groups
*Intravenous Therapy


*Resident & Family Council Groups
*Specialized HIV Care
*Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
*Therapeutic Activities


230 South Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
PHONE: 561-924-5561
FAX: 561-924-9466
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton * Visit our website at www.floridacare.riet


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So&, Lov.seat. Coffee Table and 2-End Tables
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Clewiston 863-983-4121 & HomstoIin
Immokalee 239-657-6138 Okeechobee
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The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On December 13, 2007 At 11ll:00a.m.
In The Glades County School
Board Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW * Moore Haven, Florida
To Adopt The Following Policies:
1) New Policy To Award Experience For
Military Service
2) Amend Current Policy 3.31(1) Regarding
Vacation Leave To Include Personnel
Employed On A 250 Day Contract
Copies of the proposed policies are available by contacting
The Glades County Superintendent's Office
400 10th Street, SW, Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-2083


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Mahoney delivers funding forRegional Park


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Con-
gressman Tim Mahoney (FL-16)
announced on Thursday, Nov.15,
that an appropriations bill ap-
proved by the U.S. House of
Representatives included nearly
$300,000 in funding to build rec-
reation facilities at the Hendry La-
Belle Regional Park, as a part of
the Transportation, Housing and
Urban Development Appropria-
tions Conference Report. The bill
funds our nation's highways and
bridges, affordable housing pro-
grams, and makes other invest-
ments in our critical infrastruc-
ture.
Recently, President Bush
threatened to veto this legislation.
"Our nations bridges are crum-
bling and our roads are clogged


with congestion. Like with the
WRDA bill, the President threat
to veto this funding is clearly out
of touch with the critical needs
of Florida and the wishes of the
American people," said Congress-
man Tim Mahoney.
The money will be used to
build recreation facilities at the
126 acres park.
"I am proud to have secured
funding to help our community
meet their critical needs. This
funding will help Hendry County
build recreational facilities at the
Hendry LaBelle Regional Park for
our community to enjoy." said
Rep. Mahoney. "Building a sound
infrastructure is the first step in
building a strong economy and
creating opportunities for our


children."
The appropriations bill is
awaiting final action in the Sen-
ate.
Florida's 16 District
Transportation/HUD
Appropriation
$1,000,000 - Indian Street
Bridge Project
Martin County, will use this
funding for right of way acquisi-
tion of land for the much needed
Indian Street Bridge.
$750,000 - Palm Beach
County AVL/APC & Fare box-
es
Palm Beach County, requested
this funding to improve and ex-


pand their public transit system
by acquiring an Automated Ve-
hicle Location and Automated
Passenger Counter system in their
mass transit vehicles.
$500,000 - US 41 Enhance-
ments -
Charlotte County, sought this
funding for improvements to U.S.
41 in order to expand this vital
South West Florida regional hur-
ricane evacuation route.
$300,000 - Hendry LaBelle
Regional Park -
Hendry County will use this
funding for starting the develop-
ment of the planned recreational
facilities at the Hendry LaBelle
Regional Park.


SFWMD recommends tighter water restrictions


Water supply
must be protected
during dry season

KEY LARGO - In response to
a wet season that did little to alle-
viate the ongoing water shortage,
South Florida Water Management
District staff Nov. 14 recommend-
ed that the District Governing
Board move to increase water
restrictions at their next monthly
meeting on Dec. 13. Staff recom-
mendations included limiting
lawn irrigation to one day a week
and setting lower water use goals
for agriculture, golf courses and
nurseries.
"Caution, preparedness and
conservation must be our watch-
words as we enter the seven-
month dry season," said South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict Governing Board Member
Eric Buermann. "These measures
are needed to ensure that our
shared resources remain avail-
able despite this unprecedented
and severe water shortage."
Varying degrees of water re-
strictions have been in place
throughout South Florida since
the District Governing Board first
issued water shortage orders last
March. Successful application of
these restrictions is estimated to
have saved 11.7 billion gallons
of potable water from March 22,
when restrictions first went into
effect, through June 30.. This say-,
ings: was determined based on


"Caution, preparedness and conservation must be
our watchwords as we enter the seven-month dry
season. These measures are needed to ensure that
our shared resources remain available despite this
unprecedented and severe water shortage."
- Eric Buermann,
South Florida Water Management
District Governing Board Member


. data reported by 46 public water
utilities in Broward, Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Collier, Lee and
Miami-Dade counties only.
Savings were most pro-
nounced on non-watering days.
For example, in the four weeks
before restrictions went into ef-
fect, Broward and Palm Beach
counties typically used 490 mil-
lion gallons of potable water on
Monday. During Phase III restric-
tions in May, which cut watering
back to one day per week, po-
table water use dropped to 360
million gallons on Mondays.
During the ongoing water
shortage, the District has received
strong support from local govern-
ments enforcing residential water
restrictions. Since March, more
than 11,000 warning notices and
12,000 citations were issued by
city and county governments.
District officials also issued more
than 700 notices of violation and
collected $400,000 in civil penal-
ties.
,,.:,"Every South Florida resident
;can help stretch our water re-


sources by adhering to restric-
tions and also voluntarily stepping
up their in-home water conserva-
tion practices," said South Florida
Water Management District Ex-
ecutive Director Carol Wehle. "It
is highly probable that more strin-
gent water restrictions may be
necessary before the end of this
dry season."
The District is re-adjusting
water restrictions to reflect ongo-
ing conditions that are expected
to persist until the rainy season
returns in May 2008. In terms of
rainfall, the two-year period from
November 2005 to October 2007
ranks as the driest on record at
the District dating back to 1932.
The District received an average
of only 85.34 inches of rain during
this period, or 82 percent of the
historical average.
Recent rains have fallen pri-
marily on the East Coast, leaving
Lake Okeechobee without a pri-
mary source of water' recharge.
The vast lake is the region's back-
up water supply, but remains crit-
'ically low and could reach levels


between 7 feet and 8 feet this dry
season. As of Nov. 14, the lake.
level was at 10.34 feet, or more
than one foot below its previous
historic low.
Current water shortage re-
sponse plans include maximiz-
ing the water storage capacity in
coastal canals to encourage aqui-
fer recharge, and retrofitting tem-
porary forward pumps installed
in Lake Okeechobee to ensure
water availability for lakeside
communities and agriculture.
Looking to the future, water
managers are initiating the rule
development process of a Dis-
trict-wide comprehensive water
, conservation program. The pro-
gram will include stakeholder
and private sector involvement.
Its goal is to ensure the long-term
sustainability of the region's wa-
ter resources, increase water use
efficiency and curtail wasteful
water use practices through regu-.
latory measures, education and
voluntary and incentive-based
programs.
The effort leads off with a Wa-
ter Conservation Summit sched-
uled to draw insight from the
experience of other organizations
that have developed and' imple-'
mented successful water conser-
vation programs in other regions
of the country. The summit is
scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4,
2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A final report with recommenda-
tions will be presented during the
Governing Board meeting in April
2008, Water Conservation Month.


Bronson reminds consumers to check out charities


TALLAHASSEE - Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging consumers to check
out charitable organizations be-
fore making any donations. As
the holidays get underway, chari-
ties are gearing up for their busi-
est time of the year. Many collect
about half their annual donations
in the short time between Thanks-
giving and New Years. There are
12,597 charitable organizations
registered with the state.
"The number of charities reg-
istered with the department con-
tinues to rise and the barrage of
requests for help that consum-
ers receive can be daunting," Mr.
Bronson said. "But consumers
have a wealth of information at
their fingertips if they just take a
little time to research.a charity to
ensure it is legitimate and that do-
nations are being spent in a pru-
dent manner."
Florida law requires most
charities that do business in the
state to register with the Depart-
ment and provide financial infor-
�mation about income and expen-
ditures, regardless of where the
home base is. There are more
than 11,000 charities registered
with the state.
Consumers should always
make sure a charity is registered
before donating and check on the


"The number of charities registered with the
department continues to rise and the barrage
of requests for help that consumers receive can
be daunting. But consumers have a wealth of
information at their fingertips if they just take a little
time to research a charity to ensure it is legitimate
and that donations are being spent in a prudent
manner."
- Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner


complaint history. However, even
if a charity is properly registered,
consumers should get informa-
tion about how donations are
spent. The Department does not
endorse any charity, even those
properly registered. The Depart-
ment also doesn't have authority
to dictate how a charity spends its
funds but does provide financial
information so consumers can
make educated decisions about
where to contribute. An annual
'Gift Givers' Guide' lists all reg-
istered charities and provides a
breakdown of how much is spent
on fundraising,.how much on ad-
.ministrative costs such as salaries
and operating expenses, and how
much actually goes toward pro-
gram services. The guide also in-


cludes the names of professional
solicitors and consultant who are
working on behalf of a charitable
organization.
"Unfortunately, some con art-
ists don't think twice about taking
advantage of someone's gener-
osity and giving spirit" Bronson
warned. "That's why it is impor-
tant for consumers to find out if
a charity has registered or is ex-
.empt. Failure to properly register
should raise a huge red flag with
consumers."
Bronson also provided the
following tips to consider when
deciding whether to donate to an
organization:
* Don't judge an organization
based on an impressive sounding
name. Find out what it actually


Ways to keep holiday shopping spirits up


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2. Lose the 'Bah Humbug!' at-
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there will be lines, but don't let
that dampen the season's joie de
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3. "Please, Thank You and
You're Welcome." Make this your
mantra and you will smooth the
way for better service and create
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around.
4. Be gracious. You have cir-
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you spy a space, only to see that


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Whether it's the checkout coun-
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6. Friendliness. Say "hello"
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It will make a difference in her at-
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* Be wary of organizations that
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Letters to the Editor


Thanks to those
who helped
I wanted to express a note
of thanks for those involved in
planning and executing the City
of Clewiston's Veteran's Day cel-
ebration on Monday, Nov. 12, at
11 a.m. at Civic Park. The park
was decorated and, as one per-
son shared with me, "the singing
was beautiful, the speeches in-
spirational, and the Color Guard
was mesmerizing." Most of all,


the focus was on honoring our
veterans, the men and women
who have served and continue to
serve in our Armed Forces who
have helped secure our freedom
and keep America one nation, un-
der God, indivisible, with liberty
and justice for all.
Veterans everywhere, we
thank you and your families for
your gifts, your services, and your
sacrifices.
Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston


By Sean Moore
The last time I checked in I
mentioned that it's an important
matter of business to be stocked
with the items that people want
or need at any given time. That
researching the popular "fad"
and being ready for the demand
is a good way to increase the
chances of reaching customers.
Since that time, I have been asked
twice if I knew what that popular
"fad" was going to be. I feel that
I should go ahead and tell you all
now that not only do I not know
the popular fad, but I have not
b3eeh'cool since about 1986 and
even then it was iffy! So instead,
I will focus on another question:
Is there something a store can
do to take advantage of seasonal
residents?
Why not stock items that are
normally found regionally? If you
have the ability to order items
from your supplies or distribution
companies that are normally only
found in say Ohio- do it! Then ad-
vertise that you have it. We have all
traveled or moved.at some point
and wished we could still find our
favorite cookies or juice and due
to our new location couldn't. If I


was going to visit Clewiston from
Ohio for the summer, and I knew
I could still get my favorite brand
of ice cream, where do you think
I would shop? I say "if" you have
the ability because as many store
owners know, you are locked in
to carrying what you are told to
carry. When I ran sporting goods
stores for a couple years I had a
lot of customers that would want
a T-shirt from schools in Califor-.
nia and we did not have them and
even worse, couldn't get them.
We lost a lot of sales that way.
So if you have the ability to take
advantage of this idea, it could be
just that- a HUGE competitive ad-
vantage! I already know the next
question: How do I know what
items would be best to carry? Un-
fortunately I am out of space for
this week, so I will answer part
two, next week!
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:
spmoore@fgcu.edu or on the
phone by calling (863)-517-0097


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Second honors
Central Elementary second grade students were honored
for A/B Honor Roll during the school awards ceremony for
the first nine weeks.


Highest honors were bestowed upon Central Elementary
School kindergarten students at a recent awards assem-
bly to honor their hard work. These first-time assembly at-
tendees received A Honor Roll certificates of achievement
at the event.


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Academic excellence Honor rollers
Central Elementary first grade students were "honor roll-
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Community News in Brief


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)
341-1GAL.
The next Guardian Ad Litem
training class starts in Fort Myers
on Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18. In
addition to 28 hours of classroom
instruction, volunteers must put
in two hours of courtroom obser-
vation.

Volunteer to
Help in court
A volunteer position available
as a Court appointed Juvenile Ar-
bitrato r 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-
fects 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.
For more information or to
donate please contact CREW at
(863) 983-2390 or come by our
office located at Harlem Acad-
emy 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 at 7
p.m. as well as Fridays and Satur-
days from 7 until 8 p.m. Meetings
also take place on Thursdays at
the Palm Terrace Nursing Home,
301 S. Gloria Street, from 7 p.m.
Meetings also take place on Mon-
days and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
at Clewiston Gospel Ministries
Church, 5 miles south on Flag-
hole 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."

Addiction
recovery help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
dom set in and drugs and alcohol


can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs, of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers
free addiction counseling, assess-
ments, and referrals to rehabilita-
tion centers nationwide by calling
1-(800) 468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction:com.

CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing' to lend
a hand! For more information,
come by our office at 121 Cen-
tral Ave. rear entrance or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983-2390.

Spots open
for acting talents
Actors and actresses wanted.
Have you performed in school,
church, college, or just want
to have your moment in lights?
Come join the theater family of
the Firehouse Cultural Center,
241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle.
For more information, call (863)
675-3066.


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Thanksgiving Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South
winds will be between 3 and 5 mph.
There is a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light
southwest wind. There is a slight chance of showers. The chance
of precipitation is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Northwest wind will
be between 3 and 7 mph. There is a 30 percent chance of show-
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Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. The chance
of precipitation is 30 percent.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. There is a 30 per-
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Plan ahead to avoid weight gain


The holiday season brings par-
ties and.special foods - making it
difficult for many people to stick
to a healthy eating plan. A little
advance planning can help you
avoid gaining holiday weight.
* Get enough sleep. There's
always a lot to do during the holi-
day season and it's tempting to
stay up later. If you are tired, you
may be more likely to overeat.
* Drink water. Sometimes you
might experience what you think
are hunger pains are actually due
to thirst. Between meals, before
.you eat anything, drink a glass
of water and wait a few minutes
before eating.
* Be aware of the calories in
beverages. Holiday treats such
as eggnog and punch may be
high in calories. Alcoholic drinks
are especially high in calories
- about 200 calories or more per
drink.
* Remember to exercise. If
you are stressed over holiday
plans, exercising may actu-
ally help you sleep and give you
more energy.
* If you are going to a party,
eat a salad or some low-fat pro-
tein before you go. If you take the
edge off your appetite before you
go, you are less likely to overin-
dulge on high calorie holiday
goodies.
* Rather than deny your-
self your favorite holiday treats,
choose a few and allow yourself
small portions. That way you
won't feel "deprived."
* Enjoy holiday foods slowly.
Really enjoy each bite. Remem-
ber, all things in moderation.
* If you attend a potluck
meal, make your contribution a
healthy one by bringing a salad
or fresh fruit. That way you will


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know there will be something
there you can eat without going
off your diet. One way to make a
salad look more festive is to use a
deep glass dessert dish and layer
the salad - green lettuce, red to-
matoes - purple onions, black


olives, etc. Provide a, choice of
low fat dressings to go on the
salad.
* At a party with a buffet, fill a
small plate and then move away
from the buffet table. If you stand
close to the buffet, the tempta-
tion to keep snacking might be
difficult to resist.
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise pro-
gram, consult your doctor.
This is especially important
if you are on any prescrip-
tion drugs. Some drugs in-
teract badly with foods that
would otherwise be consid-
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The VFW Post 4185 presents chairman David McClusky with $1,000 for the Relay for Life.


Benefit relay helps all to celebrate life


By Amanda M. Pacheco
On Sept. 6, the Relay for Life
kicked off the relay season. There
were over 80 people at the event!
Clewiston Middle School do-
nated its cafeteria as well as its
cheerleaders. It was a festive and
enthusiastic night.
Everyone celebrated survivors,
remembered those who lost their
battle, and talked about fighting
back against cancer.
Chairman David McClusky put
out a challenge to all of the teams
that signed up that night to make
this the'best relay that Clewiston
has ever seen! He also presented


Drew Sherman's parents, Marga-
ret and Keith Stiles, with a plaque
for all of his hard work and dedi-
cation with the Relay For Life.
Drew Sherman lost his battle
with cancer, but he is, remem-
bered and he gives everyone a
reason to fight back.
There was also a poem read
by Sonia Reyna during the lumi-
naria recognition that told about
passing on but never forgetting.
The VFW Post 4185 donated
$1,000 and they are also going to
be this year's luminaria sponsor!
Jim Eldrige was the guest
speaker; he is a survivor of can-
cer and the volunteer, director for


the state of Florida for the Relay
For Life.
The kickoff was phenom-
enal and the organizers thank
the sponsors for helping with
the event: CVS, Walmart, China
Buffet, Bellos, Hungry Howies,
Sonny's Bar-B-Q, Beef O' Bradys,
WAFC, Clewiston News, VFW,
Pam's Plumbing, B.J. Byrd, Julia
Leyva, and the Clewiston Middle
School staff and cheerleaders.
So far there are 22 teams
signed up for the Relay for Life
on March 7 and 8. If you are inter-
ested in the Relay for Life, please
contact chairman David McClusky
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Food labels can be confusing
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derstand what all the claims really
mean. Most people know high
fiber and low fat are good, but
what do low and high mean?
If we stick to whole foods in
their original state (think fruits and
veggies), we don't have to worry
about labels but most of us just
can't eliminate foods packaged in
boxes, cans and jars.
Let's look at sodium. Low so-
dium means it has less than 140
mg per serving. Very low sodium
means less than 35 mg and salt
-free or sodium-free means less
than 5 mg per serving.
Some foods have naturally
occurring sodium. For example,
broccoli has 55 mg in a serving
but it is certainly a healthy food.
So while foods have natural sodi-
um in them, make sure you read
the labels on canned and frozen
veggies as they can vary greatly in
the amount of added salt.
What about high fiber? To be
considered a high-fiber product, a
serving must have at least 5 grams
of fiber.
The words rich in or excellent
source may also be used. They
mean the product has at least
20 percent of the recommended
daily value.
For example, oranges are an
excellent source of vitamin C be-
cause they provide 130 percent of
the recommended daily value per
serving.
What about the words good
source ,of on the label? Good
means it provides at least 10 per-
cent of the recommended, daily
value. For example, green beans
are a good source of vitamin C
because a serving gives us 10 per-
cent.
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If it has partially-hydrdgenated
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know what all the claims mean.
Think about a food label on an
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a box of cookies or other pro-
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pronounce some of the ingredi-
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Look at a bag of frozen plain
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even blindness.
"Retinopathy" is the medical term for damage to the tiny blood
vessels (capillaries) that nourish the retina, the tissue at the back of
your eye that captures light and relays information to your brain.
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these blood vessels.
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diabetic retinopathy. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely
it is you'll develop diabetic retinopathy. Initially, most people with
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In October, Kara Fountain and
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CCS, decided
to embark on
a life-changing
journey for all
of the girls.
Impact Cheerleading is a Chris-
tian organization that teaches girls
that Christianity can be incorporat-
ed in cheerleading through devo-
tions, chants, stunts and dancing.
CCS cheerleaders are learning
positive and motivating cheers
and stunts that involve all of the
girls. There are currently 29 girls
in the squad.
They are learning that they are
equally important and without


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Since this is the first year, the
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few of the activities the girls have


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Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Tippett,
of Stuart, would like to announce

Births


the engagement of their daughter,
Lindsey, to Matt Paige, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Paige of Clew-
iston.
They met at the University of
Florida and currently reside in
Clewiston, where Lindsey teaches
at Westside Elementary and Matt
works on the family ranch. They
have not set a date but will be no-
tifyinig friends and family soon.


Candice Hightower and David

Hightower

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Jody and Cliff Goodma, of
Lakeport, proudly announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Candice Hightower, to David Die-


Diehl
hi, son of Brenda Evans and Larry
Diehl of Bradenton.,
Candice is employed at the
Brighton Health Department and
the groom-to-be is employed by
Mercury Insurance.
The two plan to wed in April
2008 at Maple Grove Baptist
Church. They will reside in Lake-
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Library receives grant money for Big Read


Submitted photo/Brenda White
Caleb Carlton Andrews
Jason Andrews happily an-
nounces the arrival of his little
brother, Caleb Carlton Andrews,
who was born Sept. 13, 2007.
Jason and Caleb's proud parents
are Luke and Michelle (Carlton)
Andrews of Lake Placid.
Maternal - grandparents are
Brenda and Charles White of
Clewiston and the late Allen Carl-
ton of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are'
Nancy Andrews and the late Gene
Andrews of Lake Placid.


HENDRY COUNTY- Congress-
man Tim Mahoney (FL-16) an-
nounced recently that the Hendry.
County Library Cooperative will
receive a $7,500 federal match-
ing grant from the National En-
dowment for the Arts (NEA) to
organize a Big Read program. The
grant will allow the Hendry Coun-
ty Library Cooperative to hold a
reading and discussion program
of Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston.
The NEA will also provide Hen-
dry County with free support ma-
terials including readers' guides
for students and community par-
ticipants, teachers' guides, audio
introductions to the book, a com-
preheflsive website, and television
and radio spots.


"The Big Read Program is a
great program that brings com-
munities together in a way that
teaches our children that reading
is important and that literature
teaches us about who we are
as a nation. I want to thank the
NEA for their support of Hendry
County," said Congressman Tim
Mahoney.
"This grant will allow us to im-
merse Hendry County in a 'Big
Read' experience. We hope to
get everyone from middle school
students to senior citizens talk-
ing about our book choice 'Their
Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora
Neale Hurston. We have planned
over 35 programs for January and
February, 2008,".said Barbara Oef-
fner, Clewiston Library Director


Obituaries


Scott Lee
Scott Lee, age 82, of Clewis-
ton, passed away Nov. 15, 2007 in
Clewiston.
He was born Dec. 10, 1924 in
Moore Haven, the son of the late
Arthur Lafayette and-lbbie Corde-
lia (Burkett) Lee. Mr. Lee was a
lifelong resident of the area. He
served during World War II in
the Army. He was a farmer, em-
ployed by Lee Cane Corp. He was
a-member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by
his brother, RJ Lee.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Patricia L. Sisk of Bradenton,
and one brother, Major Lee of
Clewiston, and one sister: Evelyn
Lee of Clewiston; granddaughter
April Dorics of Bradenton; grand-
son Greg Sisk of Asheville, N.C.;
and Rosalyn Lee of Clewiston.
Graveside services were held Sat-
urday, Nov. 17, 2007 at Ridgelawn
Cemetery, Clewiston with the Rev.
Brian Hamrick officiating.


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

Tera Reece Skipper
Tera Reece Skipper, age 4, of
Muse, died on, Saturday, Nov. 17,
2007.
She was born in South Ft. My-
ers on Jan. 18, 2003 to Darrell
and Danielle Skipper. Tera at-
tended preschool at West Glades.
preschool program since August
2007. She was a former tumble-
tyke student at LaBelle Dance.
Tera's favorite activities includ-
ed going to church at Community
Harvest Worship Center and play-
ing outside with her siblings .and
friends.
She will be missed by every-
one because of her vivacious spir-
it, bubbly laughter, courage and
her loyal and kind heart.
Tera was preceded in death by
her maternal grandfather, Timo-
thy Bruce Allen, in 1996.


She is survived by her parents,
Darrell and Danielle Skipper; her
siblings, Shay, Callie and Coltin;
her paternal grandparents, "Nana
and Papa" Rhonda and Terrell
Skipper and her "Mema" Lois
Fussell.
Tera is also survived by her
maternal grandmother, "Meme"
Robin Brannan as well as her
great-grandmother, Jean Wil-
.liams.. In addition, she is survived
by her "Nanny" Gloria Allen and
also by numerous aunts, uncles
and cousins who loved her.
Services celebrating Tera's life
were held on Tuesday, Nov. 20,
with funeral services held at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. A
memorial service will be held
at Community Harvest Worship
Center on Wednesday, Nov. 21,
at 1 p.m. Interment will be held
immediately after services at Ft.
Denaud Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
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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
* Jeremy Rhames, 24, of
Southwest E Avenue Belle Glade,
was arrested on Nov. 13, by PBSO
and charged with possession of
marijuana and possession with
intent to sell, manufacture or de-
liver. No bond was set.
* Charlisa Gooden, 22, of
Northwest Eleventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 15,
by PBSO and charged with fraud
and forgery-altering a prescrip-
tion. She was released on a surety
bond..
* Titorian Freeman, 24, of
Southwest Eighth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Nov. 15,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with possession of marijua-
na, battery and criminal mischief.
No bond was set.
* Hugo Lopez, 21, of Lake
Circle, Belle Glade, was arrested
on Nov. 15, by PBSO on a war-'


rant charging him witi burglary.
No bond was set.

Pahokee
* John Lango, 7i, of Daniels
Place, Pahokee, wai arrested on
Nov. 15 on a warrant charging
him with probation' violation-ag-
gravated assault vith a deadly
weapon and burglary. No bond
was set.
* Antonio (insler, 27, of
Padgett Circle rahokee, was ar-
rested on Nov.14, by PBSO and
charged with failure to appear for
a felony-burglAry, violation of an
injunction fo, protection against
domestic violence, resisting an
officer, grant theft, criminal mis-
chief and aggravated battery. No
bond was et.

South3ay
* George Dyous, 29, of Norht-
west 1th Avenue, South Bay,
was aristed on Nov. 13, by PBSO
on a varrant charging him with
probeion violation-burglary. No
boncwas set.
* Trevares Jenkins, 21, of
Noihwest Eleventh Street, South
Ba, was arrested on Nov. 15, by
pJSO and charged with aggravat-
el assault with a deadly weapon,
burglary, probation violation-car-
:ying a concealed firearm and
'criminal mischief. No bond was
set.


Roadwatch


Prepared by Florida Depfrt-
ment of Transportation, Scith-
west Area Office, Fort Myers
For additional informatics call
(239) 461-4300.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drie with
caution, courtesy, common
sense, and patience as tley travel
through work zones. Renember,
speeding fines are doubled in
work zones.

Glades County
U.S. 27 from nortd of S.R.
78 to a point north of Lykes
Bros.: Constructior project
-This project consistof milling
and resurfacing. Motoists should
expect lane closures Motorists
are requested to ise caution
and obey the postedspeed limits.-
within the w6rk zoie. The con-
tractor is Better Roals, Inc.
U.S. 27: Fron south of
Yaun Road to nerth of River
Road: Constructon project -
This project confqsts of drainage
improvements ai Yaun Road and
U.S. 27. Motorists are requested
to use caution through the work
zone. The contractor is Home-
stead Concree and Drainage.
S.R. 78 at Lake Port Road:
From Harney Pond Canal
going east to Charley Close
Road: 7Maintenance project
- Crews will be taking a lane to
do shoulder work for the next 5
miles. Flagmen will be on hand


to assist with traffic.
C.R. 78A/Ortona Road:
From Live Oak Lane to S.R. 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. Motor-
ists should expect intermittent
lane closures with possible delays
while crews work in this area. The
contactor is Neubert Construction
Services of Fort Myers.

Hendry County
S.R. 80: From Wellington
Parkway to Everhigh Acres
Boulevard: Maintenance project
- Crews will be working on the
shoulders" and putting down sod.
Motorists should expect intermit-
tent lane closures with slow-mov-
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is expected to last approximately
two months, weather 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-
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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.


Crime Stoppers

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Anyone with
Office is seeking assistance from any informa-
the public in locating the following tion on the
wanted fugitive as of Nov. 15. whereabouts
Eric Lews, age 36, is a black of this wanted
male with black hair and brown fugitive is asked
eyes. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall to contact the
and weighs approximately 160 to contact Stoppers
pounds. His last known address Crime Stoppers
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in Belle Glade. TIPS (8477) or Lewis
He is wanted for felony failure online at www.
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Community News


Country breakfast
A country breakfast will be
held Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Out-
reach Center, 350 S. Berner Rd.
The event is being organized by
the Evangel Ladies Outreach. A
donation of $6 will be accepted
for the all you can eat lunch. Chil-
dren $2.50.
For more information contact,
Ms. Carter at 902-3445.

Scout meetings
announced
Pack 667 meets every Thurs-
day 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.

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Happiest baby
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The Child Care of Southwest
Florida Inc. (CCSWFL), a United
Way Agency in Lee, Hendry,
Glades and Collier Counties, an-
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has received certification to teach
The Happiest Baby on the Block
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Darline Pinheiro, an educa-
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Emotions
Anonymous meets
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301 South Gloria Street, from 4 to
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Tigers stun Bishop Verot and advance in playoffs


By Jeff Barwick
When Clewiston took the field
Friday night against Bishop Verot,
they were underdogs by a wide
margin.
Bishop Verot was 7-3 on the
season and featured a potent
passing game.
Pass defense had not been one
of the Tiger fortes this season and
their 4-6 regular season record
told the rest of the story.
However, the Tigers were not
into predictions, forecasts and
water that had already passed un-
der the bridge. They showed up
to play football, and play football
they did, whipping the Vikings
26-13 to advance to the Class 2A
Regional playoff semifinals.
The Tigers will host a very
good Tampa Catholic team at Fri-
day night at Cane Field.
The Tigers got off to a shaky
start and at the end of the first
period it seemed that the predic-
tions had been right on target.
The Vikings took the opening
kickoff and marched to the Tiger
30, where quarterback and kicker
Butch Moore hit on a 47-yard field
goal.
On their next possession, a
short punt gave them the ball at
the Tiger 43. The Tiger defense
gave up one first down but then
stiffened and forced another 47-
yard .field goal attempt. This one
missed the mark ever so slightly


Game stats
1 2 3 4 Total


Bishop Verot


3 7 0 3 13


Clewiston 0 7 12 7
Scoring: 1Q: Bishop Verot: Butch Moore, 47 yd field goal
2Q: Bishop Verot: Kyle Becker, 2 yd pass from Butch
Moore; kick Butch Moore
Clewiston: Colin Ricketts, 13 yd run; kick Will Davis
3Q: Clewiston: Colin Ricketts, 22 yd run; kick failed
Clewiston: Darris Hughes, 1 yd run; kick blocked
4Q: Bishop Verot: Butch Moore, 40 yd field goal
Clewiston: Darris Hughes, 67 yd run; kick Will Davis


26


Rushing: Colin Ricketts, 19/120; Darris Hughes, 18/165; Isandro Marquez,
2/-7; Alex Rubio, 3/11
Passing: Isandro Marquez, 3/8/0 22 yds
Receiving: Alex Rubio, 1/13 yds.; RJ. Runkles, 1/8 yds.; Colin Ricketts, 1/1 yd


to the left.
On the offensive side of things,
the first period saw Clewiston
only manage six plays, incur two
costly penalties and make no first
downs.
In the second quarter, the Tiger
defense kept upping the intensity
of play and forced a Viking punt
from near midfield. The ball hit
around the 10 yard line, bounced
around and eventually popped
up in the face of Tiger return man
Zack Waddell, who instinctively
grabbed for the ball but couldn't
hold on. Verot recovered the fum-
ble at the'Tiger 2-yard stripe.
The defense stopped them cold


on two tries but the Vikings then
scored on a pass from Moore to
tight end Kyle Becker. Trailing by
10 points and being shut out, the
pre-game predictions still seemed
very true.
The Tigers began their next
possession at their 20 after a kick-
off into the end zone.'
Seventeen plays later, Clewis-
ton hit paydirt when tailback Co-
lin Ricketts smashed through on a
13-yard run.
The drive featured three third-
'down and one fourth-down con-
versions and three penalties.
Ricketts had runs of 24, 13
and 12 yards prior to his scor-


ing run and quarterback Isandro
Marquez also had a timely pass
completion of 8 yards to wideout
P.J. Runkles.
Tailback Darris Hughes also
contributed with a 24-yard run
during the drive.
The Tigers went to the lock-
ers at half trailing 10-7 but having
shown the crowd and the Vikings
that they intended to run the ball.
Clewiston took' the second-
half kickoff and marched 68 yards
on seven snaps. Ricketts dashed
off the left side and hit the corner
pylon for a 22-yard touchdown to
put the Tigers in the lead for the
first time in the game.
The Vikings' offense was
stuffed on the following posses-
sion and a poor punt off the side
of Moore's foot gave Clewiston
the ball at the Vikings 21.
Hughes had runs of 13 and 7
before getting the final yard off
the left tackle.
The Vikings were stopped
again on their next drive after
only making one first down.
As the third period ended,
Clewiston was leading 19-10 and
had held the Vikings to 38 yards
rushing and 62 yards passing.
The Tiger defense kept the Vi-
kings in check on their first final
period offensive series.
But then the Vikings' defense
returned the favor and got the


ball back at midfield. impressive blocking all along the
Eight plays later, they had front.
reached the Tiger 22, wheie they Seniors Ryan,Gutshall at cen-
were stopped in their tracks on ter, guard Nick Raiola and tackle
three straight incompletions, Chris Bell, along with juniors
Moore then booted a 40-yard Adam Trevino at guard, and tack-
field goal to narrow the Tiger lead le Troy Kornya, controlled the line
to 19-13. \ of scrimmage and opened nice
The Tigers took the kickoff aad holes for Ricketts and Hughes.
wasted no time in responding. t Defensively, the Tigers turned
After Ricketts hit the line for\ in their best performance of the
yards, Hughes went off the right year. They hit hard and kept deny-
side and then streaked 67 yards', ing Moore the time he needed and
untouched to seal the game for \covering receivers downfield.
Clewiston. \Ricketts, from his linebacker
,Another Bishop Verot drive position, had seven tackles and
was stymied by an interception bassist. Armstrong had six so-
by cornerback Zack Waddell, I , an assist and three quarter-'
which he returned 34 yards. ba k sacks for a total of 16 ya;ds
On their final series of the lost
game, the Vikings did drive tiola also had a running
back deep in Tiger territory but baclksack to go with. his quar-
the game ended as Moore was terba\k sack. On the night, Verot
sacked on the final two plays, of was 1hld to only 28 yards rushing'
the game. on 25 kies.
Tackle Nick Raiola got the first Taripa Catholic finished the
sack for a loss of two yards and regular season 8-2 and beat Bish -
then defensive end Willie Arm- op Vert 35-0 in regular season.
strong nailed Moore on a 12-yard play.
loss as the game ended. In their first round playoff
. The offense was potent on the game last Friday, they handily
night, rolling up 289 yards rush- whipped Inlet Grove, runner-up
ing on 42 attempts. to Clewiiton in District 2A-6.
Darris Hughes finished with The Qusaders are a very good
165 yards and Colin Ricketts add- team wit6 a balanced offense so
Sed 120. it will tak( another great effort by
Their offensive line was click- the Tigers to remain alive in the
ing for the final three periods with playoffs.


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Armando Gonzalez, junior Taylor Lucas, junior Brandon Pena, senior Alma Vazquez, senior
October Student of the Month October Student of the Month October Athlete of the Month October Athlete of the Month

CHS selects exceptional students of the month


Clewiston High School has
chosen their Students & Athletes
of the Month for October 2007! ..
CHS Students of the Month are
students who work hard, put forth
great effort in all that they do, are


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and dependable. / .
Great job to Ar- '. -,
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lez, 11th grade, and
Taylor Lucas, 11th grade.
Armando and Taylor also set a


Submitted photos/Don Munch
CES second grade students hold their Accelerated Reader
Certificates with "Tiger Pride!


Third grade students at Central Elementary were among those
awarded for their participation and dedication to reading at
the recent Celebration of Learning Assembly held to honor
hard working students with a certification of achievement!


Central Elementary fourth grade students accepted their Ac-
delerated Reader Certificates in recognition of their reading
achievements throughout the first nine weeks of the school
year.


Fifth grade students earned their Accelerated Reading Pro-
gram certificates as they learned the importance of reading
in learning. They were awarded the certificates at the recent
awards assembly held at Central Elementary School.


Kindergarten students at Central Elementary School enjoyed
their very first honors recognition assembly as they accepted
certificates of achievement and ribbons as A/B honors stu-
dents for the first nine weeks.

Central Elementary


kids celebrate learning


Central Elementary School
students attended a Celebration
of Learning assembly recently.
Hard working students, "making
the grade" were recognized for
their efforts during the first nine
weeks of the 2007-2008 school
year. Honor roll students were
awarded certificates and ribbons


to commemorate their journey.
The Accelerated Reading, or
AR Program encouraged stu-
dents to read as much as' they
could earning them points for
continued progress. These stu-
dents were also recognized for
their dedication to reading and
learning.


good example for the rest of the
student body.
Our Athletes of the Month for
October 2007 are Brandon Pena,
12th grade, and Alma Vazquez,
12th grade. These hardworking
athletes always try their best and


always put forth extra effort in
both practices and events.
Brandon and Alma are defi-
nitely team leaders who are also
honest, reliable and dependable.
Congratulations to these ath-
letes!


Submitted photos/Melissa Hall


Best hunters
Angelica Candelario and Nubia Zeldon won
Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 2.


the Eastside


Submitted photos/Melissa Hall

Just comfy
Eastside Elementary students, Tyler Hall, Bobby Williams,
Kayman Mills, and Kacie Pittman enjoyed wearing their
pajamas and reading during the recent "Read-A-Thon."
Students were permitted to come to school in "comfy
clothes," bring a lunch and just read.


Clewiston
Christian School
The recent fall festival at CCS
brought out friends and families
for a night of fun, food and fel-
lowship. From pony rides to face
painting to a tasty meal everyone
seemed to take
advantage ofur contributors that
what was offered
and enjoyed their
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CCS would like to extend a
heartfelt thank you to Wal-Mart,
Save A Lot, Wendy's, Sonny's,
Burger King, Mc Donald's, Cen-
tral Elementary, Clewiston Tow-
ing, Lake Welding, U-Save, City
of Clewiston, Ramon Iglesias, An-
tonio Perez, Theresa atd Woodie
Salvatore, Arianne Requena, Bea
Ricks, Betty Tihgren and the
countless number of parents and
volunteers.

Central King, Mc Donald's, Cen-
Elementary Schooll
Happy Thanksgiving, everyCity
one! We would like to wish theA
students, teachers and staff at
Central Elemen-
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families and the. .-, ,
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a safe and won- \. ,-.
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season. Enjoy the
break, and we look
forward to seeing students back
on Monday, Nov. 26.
Central Elementary 2008
Yearbook - Thank you to the
parents and staff who have volun-
teered to help put the yearbook
together. The CES 2008 Yearbook
will be a terrific yearbook that
students, staff, and families will
cherish for many years to come!
Please call the school at (863)
983-1550 or stop by the office for
more information!


Progress Reports - Wednes-
day, Nov. 28
Annual Christmas Program
- Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. and 7
p.m.
The annual Christmas pro-
gram at Central is called "The
Littlest Christmas Tree". It will
be presented by Grades K, 1, and
PreK on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9
a.m. and 7p.m. The students have
been practicing for many weeks
to present the best program ever
to everyone. We look forward to
seeing you there!
Florida KidCare: Health In-
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for applications and instructions.
One can also call 1-888-540-5437,
or apply online at www.florida-
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Eastside Elementary
Mr. Adrian Damms of the
Clewiston Fire Department, along
with Mr. Robbie Hut-
ton, and Mr. Micah V
Mungello came
to Eastside El- - ..
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30, to discuss -
,fire safety and
demonstrate
sounds and techniques with our
students.
Students were amazed to hear
what a fireman does and see how
a fireman suites up before a fire.
The students were able to feel
the firemen's gloves, helmet, and
jacket, and hear what it sounds
like when the fireman talks with
his mask on.
Mr. Damms explained to stu-
dents how important it is to not
be afraid and hide if they see a
fireman enter their home during
a fire.
Mr. Damms taught students the
importance of knowing when to
call 911, having a working smoke
detectors in a home, and how ev-
ery student/family should have a
fire evacuation plan prepared in
their home in case of a fire.
Kindergarten and Pre-K stu-
dents were able to see the fire
truck, hear the siren, and see
the lights. They also were able
to hold the fire hose and pretend
they were putting out a fire.


Submitted photos/Melissa Hall
Ready to hunt
Mrs. Sandy Perry did a great job getting students ready for
the big scavenger hunt.






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NEW Restaurant in Moore Haven
formally Tico's Spanish Cuisine
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
American & Jamaican Cuisine
Oxtail & Curry Goat served daily
Dine In or Dine Out
Call for Other Daily Specials
442 South Hwy 27, Moore Haven
Located at the foot of bridge
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Submitted photo/Don Munch

Colorful display
Grandma Williams, Mrs. Mazzina, Mrs. Placencia, and Mrs.
Luna all smile while standing with Mrs, Mazzin'a's Pre-K
class in front of the colorful Pre-K Halloween display in
Central Elementary's hallway. Thank you to Mrs. Placen-
cia, Mrs. Luna, and Grandma Williams for all of their help
with Mrs. Mazzina's Pre-K class!


Reading group
Eastside Elementary teacher, Mrs. Natasha Cavanaugh's
class enjoyed reading a story as a group during the
school's recent, "Read-a-Thon."


Submitted photos/Melissa Hall

Top sales
Eastside Elementary fundraiser winners, Kacie Durance,
second place, Charnell Broughton, first place and Kody
Durance, third place, were thanked for raising the most
money for the Read-A-Thon.


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Library grant
The Hendry County Library Cooperative received a grant
of $7,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts. Bar-
bara Oeffner, Florida Thomas and Lori Howard attended
the orientation on Nov. 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minn. Here is a
photo from the trip.


Submitted photos/Don Munch'

A honors
Top honors were awarded to Central Elementary second
graders when they earned a spot on the A Honor Roll.


Submitted photos/Don Munch

Moment in .the sun
Central Elementary fourth graders enjoyed a moment in the
sun as they accepted their awards as A Honors students
during the recent Celebration of Learning assembly.



Chilly chickens and


other frosty folk


Backyard

Barnyard
deep, deep straw or wood chips
bedding in which to snuggle
Roosting chickens will roost wing
to wingtogether for safety. This ar-
rangement also provides warmth
in the winter months. Make use of
early morning sun when situating
the chicken coop, duck shelter, or
run-in shelter.
Doghouses will warm quickly
after a chilly night when the sun
shines early on them and the pens
are not in shadow.
Livestock; out in pasture cattle,
goats and horses can usually take
care of themselves, however, you
may want to give sick, pregnant of
elderly animals extra care. Maybe
extra feed, a sheltered paddock,
barn, or lean-to shed. Often hors-
es who are shown year-around
have their winter coats clipped.
They will need to be blanketed to
be safely warm and to keep their
heavy, sweaty winter coats from
growing back.
A pregnant animal nearing her
due date will also need extra shel-
ter. Not'so much for the mama,
but for the baby to come. Little
ones are not born able to stand
the couple of cold nights we get
in Florida.
Extra feed on cold days "or in
anticipation of cold nights is not
just a nicety. Keeping warm burns
calories just as any physical activ-
ity does. Extra, but not excessive,
calories help animals stay warm.
Source of wind chill informa-
tion is a table found at http://
www.weather.gov/os/windchill/
index.shtml
MaryAnn Morris may be reached at
mmorris@newszap.com


Submitted photos/Don Munch

Celebrating learning
Central Elementary third grade students were in atten-
dance at the recent awards ceremony celebrating achieve-
ments in learning. Students here were recognized for their
hard work in earning "A" honors for the first nine weeks.


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
A month or so ago, the horse's
coats started to lengthen and
thicken. The animals know more
than we do sometimes. Many
well-researched studies explain
why coats will thicken well before
the weather changes and why the
degree of thickening is more or
less in line with the weather that
comes. Nonetheless, the animals
KNOW.
Winters were colder years ago,
but still even now, our Florida ani-
mals are just as affected by cold as
Florida people are. At least, those
of us who have been in Florida
more than a year or two!
Animals will huddle close to-
gether in barns or out in pastures
to share their warmth, but protec-
tion from wind and rain can be
important. The men and women
who have ranched this Florida
land have seen cattle frozen to
death and those people are still
here.
The 40-degree chill drops to 34
degrees with a 10 mph evening
breeze. A 20 mph wind brings
a pleasant 40 degrees down to
27 degrees, well below freezing.
Wind will chill a wet animal more
quickly than a dry one, due to
evaporation from the animal's fur.
Water is a conductor of tempera-
ture. That is why a hot shower is a
great way to warm up when you
are chilled.
The thickened winter coats of"
livestock and pets give them in-
sulation from most chilly nights
and mornings, but taking extra
care is better than not taking care
enough.
Outside dogs will appreciate a
sleeping place out of the weather.
Shelter from rain, of course, but
your animals will thank you for

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ministrations -- set up at a central-
ized location to develop response
efforts in local communities. Op-
erating out of the small space is
becoming less and less feasible,
officials said.
"Right now we don't have a
standalone system to do that,"
said D. Wayne O'Neal, county
administrator. "It's very cumber-
some," he said of the space in the
sheriff's office.
So the consensus was that a
new building needed to be built.
One of the tricky parts of the
issue is site location, with several
sites being considered throuigh-
out the county. Commissioners
may be leaning toward choosing
a piece of property on County
Road 80, toward Ft. Myers, as the
spot, although there is a location


in Port LaBelle that is also being
considered.
The county is searching for at
least a 10-acre site.
.During a recent meeting, com-
missioners voted to hire BSSW
Architects Inc. to work on the
architectural afid engineering
side of the building. The group is
working closely with the county
in coming up ;with a design that
will be suitable for an EOC, as
well as meet the county's budget
for the project:
The project will be paid for
mainly through grant sources, ac-
cording to Mr. O'Neal.
"It's extremely important that
we do this so we can manage any
disaster that comes up and be as
efficient as possible in caring for
the health and welfare of Hendry
County residents," Mr. O'Neal
said.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


Road
Continued From Page 1
structing new facilities. With gas
prices steadily climbing, it is un-
certain whether commissioners
will choose to study the increase
further.
Among the items that might
have to wait include the bridge
project and the Clewiston truck
route.
"We're going to need one


List
Continued From Page 1
improve and conserve drainage
facilities for the country.
Numbers five and six include
the historic swing bridge at .Ft.
Denaud that needs $500,000 in
improvements and the county is
seekirig $6,000 to staff and man-
age the Lake Okeechobee Na-
tional Pollutant Discharge Elimi-
nation System.
Number Seven: $350,000 for
a desperately needed Emergency
Operations Center communica-
tion tower; $1 million for Port
LaBelle Utilities gravity sewer
system rehabilitation and, lastly,
$350,000 for a Port LaBelle Utili-
ties Airglades fire protection sys-
tem rehab.
In addition, the county is ask-
ing local legislators to help them
attract grants for public safety in-
teroperable communications in
order to coordinate emergency
preparedness, response and re-
covery; to complete the Hendry
Regional Sports Park Complex to
include a football field, baseball,
softball fields, basketball court,
playgrounds and ADA restrooms
on property leased from the city
of LaBelle; a grant to construct*
the waste water treatment plant
line extension for Airglades In-
dustrial Park; and funding for an
E-911 telemetric clock and power
map improvements.'
The county also has four trans-,
portation grant requests for road
improvements for: CR 833 phase
I, II and III and CR 832 (Keri
Road).
Engineer Rock Aboujaoude
explained issues with an un-'
finished levy at a reservoir in
Montura's Chapter 298. He said


Beatty
Continued From Page 1
Highwaymen, Legendary Land-
scapes," will also be -available
at the Museum gift shop in both
hard and soft cover. Mr. Beatty
will be available to personalize
and autograph the books.
Also, area residents who pos-
sess paintings by The Highway-


additional bridge over by Ft. De-
naud, west of LaBelle," said Mr.
O'Neal. "The level of service on
29 is getting so high, we're going
to need another crossing."
One of Commissioner Kevin
McCarthy's concerns in coming
up with the plan was the notori-
ous intersection of State Road 80
and State Road 27,.where accord-
ing to him people are injured or
killed every week.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


if the legislature could help fund
the west side of the levy, it could
store considerably more water
which could then be made avail-
able to the north or south, of the
reservoir, as needed.
The legislators got an update
on Healthy Start, especially the lo-
cal challenges in prenatal care for
the un- and under-ensured and
problems with on-line Medicare
applications.
Mary and Craig Bartoshuk ap-
peared to.speak for the American
Cancer Society and a plea to in-
crease the tax on cigarettes.
Florida Gulf Coast Associa-
tion's Ron Harnil explain& that
the citrus industry went from
canker as its greatest threat to
citrus greening. He also thanked
the legislators for funding last
year that expanded IFAS in Im-
mokalee.
A report from Lee Memo-
rial Health System's Sally Jackson
made a plea to help fund trauma
centers. She said the state went
from 44 trauma centers down to
just 20, including Lee Memorial in
recent years. She also explained
the need to help fund the Chil-
dren's Cancer Center. Last year,
18 Hendry County kids received
in-patient treatment there and
105 were served as out patients.
Mary Curtis spoke for. Hope
Hospice, its activities at the LJ
Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle
and its facility in Clewiston, which
include an office and nutritional
site. She said a new facility is pro-
posed for Clewiston by 2010.
It would be a 7,500 sq. foot
facility with a meal site, activities,
office and eight in-patient hospi-
tal beds. Hope Hospice is seeking
$1.2 million in construction funds
and would provide matching
funds.


men are encouraged to bring
them and share them with the
other attendees.
The event is free but seating is
limited so you'll need to call 983-
2870 to make a reservation.
The presentation is made
possible through a .partnership
grant with the Florida Humani-
ties Council, the State Program of
The National Endowment of the
Humanities.


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Tin can creations
Josie Boykin, a junior from Ms. Beth Perry's photography
class, is making modifications to her 'Can of Love' as she
cuts out the design to be placed on her tin can cup during
a class on Monday, Nov. 19.


SuDmnrleo phoros.Don Munch

Pay day
Nine weeks of hard work paid off for these Central Elemen-
tary School fourth grade students as they received their
certificates of achievement as A/B Honor Roll students at
the recent celebration of learning assembly.


Submitted photos/Don Munch

Academic excellence
Central Elementary fifth graders were honored recently
for their academic excellence as A/B Honor students.


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Thanksgiving: Lessons from scripture


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
As I plan for Thanksgiving, I
know the day will be a bit quieter
than usual. I won't be in the of-
fice or making calls, won't look
at my "to do" __r i
list, won't be
catching up on
things put off. I ..
will be sharing "
a meal and see-
ing if I can find j
something that
I would like to -
do; just for me, Samuel S.
just for some- Thomas
one else, for our
dog. The blessing of a quieter-
than-usual day is that I will have a
chance to reflect on "being thank-
ful."
Things are certainly not a
Garden of Eden these days and
there's a lot that needs improve-
ment. I listen to the news: the job
scene, the possibility of a reces-
sion, global warming, the price
of gasoline, a war that calms
down in one area and pops up in
another and wonder where will
it all lead. Then I look at our re-
frigerator: food for quite a time to


come. I look at our carport; more
vehicles than really needed. I look
at my closet; more clothes and
more shoes than in most of the
world. I will take a few moments
to be thankful that my worries
about food or clothing or shelter
are different than those on other
continents. In fact, they have been
that way for a long, long time.
As I write, a transient comes
to the door. He has come here
from the north and hasn't gotten
his first paycheck yet. Could I help
him? Yes, we have a food pantry
for such needs and we give him
something to eat. He may remem-
ber this day and when he gets on
his feet and feed someone else. I
am thankful this day to have been
able to help. It's our way of be-
ing thankful; by helping others.
I will visit someone who cannot
come to visit me. I will recall the
first Thanksgiving and think about
other Thanksgivings, too. We will
commemorate the Lord's Supper
in church on Thanksgiving Day.
The Biblical, account tells us
that the Lord "gave thanks" when
He took the bread and took the
cup of wine (Matthew 26:26-
27, Luke 22:17 - 19). I recall that
things around Him those days
were in quite a turmoil; a shaky


peace with the Romans, people
living in fear . of local tyrants,
knowing that betrayal and execu-
tion were around the corner for
Him. Nevertheless, He stopped
to give thanks for the blessings
of the meal and what it stood for.
I suppose He remembered the
twelve that were with Him and
was thankful for their friendship.
I imagine that He remembered
His reason for coming here in the
first place and giving thanks that
His ministry was almost fulfilled.
Maybe He remembered to be
thankful for. the provisions to be
shared; food that had really been
provided all of His earthly life.
I remember our own Pilgrims
who had all sorts of reasons to
complain once they found them-
selves at Plymouth; leaving com-
fortable homes and "civilization",
friends and family, making a very
risky sea crossing in boats that
we would hesitate to use today.
They all gave thanks, too, in spite
of having all sorts of troubles and
problems; God was there with
them and they saw things from
His viewpoint. That would leave
anyone truly thankful.
Today, we hear a lot about
"stress" and how it is bad for
us. I've found that by stopping


to think about what makes me
thankful, some of the stress dis-
appears. The things that cause
stress are very real, but they're
not always the biggest thing in
life or even the most important.
When I seek things to be thank-
ful about, I find it as an antidote
to some of the worries that could
be overwhelming if they got out
of hand.
Somehow, Thanksgiving or
giving thanks services to offset the
fear, or anger, or hatred, or disap-
pointment, or feeling cheated that
can consume and preoccupy us
as human beings.
It was over a meal that our
Lord took time to have a dialogue
with those around Him at that
table. It was a moment to step
back, to be grateful and to share,
a time of Thanksgiving.
We will have a moment to
step back, be grateful, share, be
strengthened by food and fellow-
ship and be made ready to face
. once more the challenges that lay
ahead; we will have a thanksgiv-
ing. People can find all sorts of
reasons not to be thankful; but
being thankful makes all of the
difference. The Lord. gave us that
example; take time to thank Him,
too.


The most valuable word in any language


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church, Clewiston
When Mark Twain was at
the peak of his writing career,
it is said that his magazine and
journal articles were worth $5 a
word--a great sum of money in
those days. One enterprising Har-
vard graduate student sent Mark
Twain a letter: "Dear Mr. Twain,
enclosed please find $5. Please
send me your best word."
A few days later, the student re-
ceived a telegram with this single
word response: "Thanks!"
"Thanks" may be the most
valuable word in any language.
It is certainly the word that domi-
nates our thinking during our
short and sweet Thanksgiving
season. I say short and sweet
because no sooner do the Hal-
loween decorations go down,
the Christmas decorations go up.
Traditionally, one of the biggest
shopping days of the year is the
day after Thanksgiving. This year,
however, several stores are start-


ing their sales on Thanksgiving.
The financial pressures which
have kidnapped Christmas and
turned it into a buying binge have
run over Thanksgiving.
To understand Thanksgiv-
ing from a faith perspective, we
need to detach
Thanksgiving .
from outer cir-
cumstances.
Thanksgiving is
not just for peo- �
ple who can say, ,1
"I am better off .
than I was last ::. .
year." Or, "I am
in good health." John
Or, "My family Hicks
is happy." Thanksgiving is giving
thanks even in the midst of all that
is going around us.
Think for a moment about the
first Thanksgiving. During the first
winter, half of the Plymouth colo-
nists died. Friendly Indians, how-
ever, taught the Pilgrims to fish off
the rocky coasts, to' plant corn,
and to hunt. The following sum-
mer and fall brought a good har-


vest. So, despite all the death and
hardships, they held a three-day
thanks-giving celebration with
about ninety Indians as guests.
Real thanks-giving is a declara-
tion of faith concerning the One
who is bigger than our circum-
stances, the One who can make
all things work together for good.
Real thanks-giving is based on
faith- stance rather than circum-
stance. This is what is meant
When the Scriptures admonish
us to, "Give thanks in all circum-
stances, for this is God's will for
you in Christ Jesus."
In the 1962 Thanksgiving Day
proclamation, President John
F. Kennedy summarized it well:
"Over three centuries ago in
Plymouth, on Massachusetts Bay,
the Pilgrims established the cus-
tom of gathering together each
year to express their gratitude to
God for the preservation of their
community and for the harvests
their labors brought forth in the
new land. Joining with their
neighbors, they shared together
and worshiped together in a com-


mon giving of thanks. Thanksgiv-
ing Day has ever since been part
of the fabric which has united
Americans with their past, with
each other, and with the future
of all mankind...It is fitting that
we give our thanks for the safety
of our land, for the fertility of our
harvests, for the strength of our
liberties, for the health of our
people ... I urge that all observe
this day with reverence and with
humility. Let us renew the spirit
of the Pilgrims at the first Thanks-
giving, facing the dark unknown
with a faith born of their dedica-
tion to God and a fortitude drawn
from their sense that all men
were brothers., Let us renew that
spirit by offering our thanks for
un-covenanted mercies, beyond
our desert or merit, and by resolv-
ing to meet the responsibilities
placed upon us. Let us renew that
spirit by sharing the abundance of
this day with those less fortunate,
in our own land and abroad. Let
us renew that spirit by seeking al-
ways to establish larger commu-
nities of brotherhood." Amen!


Thanksgiving!


By Jackie Miller, minister
First Christian Church, Clewiston
You've probably heard the
story of the first Thanksgiving,
but maybe you're not familiar
with how it developed into a na-
tional holiday. In the fall of 1621,
the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony
invited their Wampanoag friends
to a feast to give thanks to God
for the bountiful harvest that
would sustain them all winter.
Just a few months earlier, their
first harsh winter at Plymouth
had devastated the unprepared
Pilgrims, taking the lives of half
the colony. Now they were filled
with gratitude that this winter
would be different. To celebrate
the harvest and their ability to
worship God without fear of
persecution, they spent three
days feasting and praying.
The Pilgrims repeated this
harvest feast in the years that
followed. The tradition of annu-
al Thanksgiving developed and
spread throughout New Eng-
land, and later to other colonies.
But it was not until 1863, when
President Abraham Lincoln gave
a Thanksgiving Proclamation
emphasizing the importance of
recognizing God as the provider
of all blessings every year. That
Thanksgiving became a nation-
ally recognized annual holiday.
He began his speech by say-
ing, "This year that is drawing
toward its close has been filled
with blessings of fruitful years
and healthful skies. To these
bounties which are so constant-
ly enjoyed that we are prone to
forget the source from which
they come, others have been
added which are of so extraor-
dinary a nature that they can not
fail to penetrate and soften even
the heart which is habitually
insensible to the ever-watchful
providence of Almighty God."
Lincoln was grateful because
events of that year had turned
the tide of the Civil War, and it
finally looked as if the ruptured
nation would see a resolution.
Just like the Pilgrims, Lincoln
had seen hard times and want-
ed to express his gratitude to
the Lord for providing relief. He
concluded by designating the
last Thursday of November as a


national day of Thanksgiving.
The tradition was upheld by
most subsequent presidents un-
til Depression-era business own-
ers prompted Franklin D. Roos-
evelt to lengthen the Christmas
shopping season by observing
Thanksgiving a week earlier in
1939. After two more years of
early Thanksgiving, public out-
rage led Congress in 1941 to
pass a law solidifying the fourth
Thursday of every November as
Thanksgiving.
In this season of Thanksgiv-
ing, what should you thank God
for? The answer is anything and
everything! Thank Him for your
family, your friends, the food
you eat and the roof over your
head. But most of all, you can
thank Him for the wonderful gift
of His Son Jesus Christ!
The Bible tells us that salva-
tion is not something that cane
be earned, but is given to us
freely by God. Jesus said: "Go
into all the world and preach the
gospel to every creature, he that
believeth and is baptized shall be
saved." (Mark 16:15-16). Ephe-
sians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace
you have been saved through
faith. And this is not your own
doing; it is the gift of God, not a
result of works, so that no may
boast." Because we are all sin-
ners, we cannot possibly reach
Heaven based on our own mer-
its, "For all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God" (Ro-
mans 3:23). But because of His
love for us, God provided a way
for us to be saved - through the
death and resurrection of His
Son, Jesus Christ. "For God so
loved the world, that he gave His
only Son, that whoever believes
in Him should not perish but
have eternal life" (John 3:16).
Eternal life - what blessing
could be greater? If you want to
enter Heaven, believe that Jesus
died for your sins, was buried
and arose from the dead. Re-
pent of your sins, Confess faith
in Him and be immersed for the
remission of your sins to receive
the gift of the Holy Spirit. Be
faithful to His church and what
He has commanded. Then you
will have something to be really
Thankful for!


Church News in Brief


Church to host
Thanksgiving feast
Come and: join others in a
free Th..irl:s'gii rig Day dinner on
Thursday , N. -, "22. beginning at
11:30 a rr, t Fiist United Meth-
odist Church 'of Clewiston. In-
vite friends and neighbors, we
will even send you home with
leftovers! Come and enjoy fun,
food, and fellowship! There is
no charge, but we will have a
basket available for donations to
the community food bank. Call
(863) 983-5269 for more informa-
tion. Volunteers to help cook and
serve are welcome!

St. Martin's to host
holiday gift sale
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
in Clewiston will host a holiday
gift sale on Dec. 1, from 8 until
10 a.m.
St. Martin's is .located at 207
North W. C. Owen Avenue, Clew-
iston
Christmas decorations, lights,
tree trimmings, special gifts,
bells, hand-made items, hangings
for the season, decorative glasses
and stand, gifts for the season,
hanging ornaments, Christmas
cards and much, much more.
Come and see all the great gifts at
bargain prices!..
For more inforrmauii'ri, please
call (863) 983-7960.


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, FI 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.
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St. Martin's announces
service times
Saint Martin's Episcopal
Church in Clewiston and Rev


Samuel S. Thomas would like to
invite everyone to join them for
Sunday services at 9 a.m. and on
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Holi-
days and other services will be as
announced. The church is locat-
ed at 207 North W.C. Owen Av-
enue, Clewiston. For information
about office hours and programs,
please call (863) 983-7960.

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.

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/
Bible Study 7 p.m. Office: (863)
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Empomn- MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
full Tim1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
CDL Class A Drivers Phone 868-946-2420
Needed for tree hauling Fax 863-946-2487
in South West Florida. Equal Opportunity Employer

3 yrs. Exp. M/F/D/V
Good Pay - Year Round HENDRY REGIONAL
Call (863)675-4844 MEDICAL CENTER
or (863)673-8910 "WherefIt's.AlCAbout ,ettin (Better"
LPN I or II FPT, Perdlem)
Hablamos Espaol FL LPN Lic. & IV Cerli. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Driver: DON'T JUST START Fdll time-ERRNIII Staf�nSupenisor
YOUR CAREER, START IT Valid FLlic. Min 3 yrs p., ACLs, PALS req.
RIGHT! Company Sponsored Perdlem-RNNursingSupervisor
CDL training in 3 weeks. Valid FRNlic. S +yrs. clinical p. Must have 3yrs charge or supervisory status.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui- ACLS PALS req.
tion reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778. Per Diem- CN.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech
( )- 2778-- - Mit possess a valid C.NACert. and eop.mirnrtongr ithm recgrfin.
Driver- FLEXIBILITY TO KEEP Full time - Registered Nurse
Y OU MOVING. Individual Fo- Must possess a valid FL license w/at least I yr. exp in area of expertise.
Pay. BenefYit/401K. Well- Part time - Insurance Byller
Maintained Equipment. 3 plusys ina hospital or medical office setting pref. Must be knowledge-
(800)734-8169, xl. able of third party reimbursements, co-pays. UB92 and 1 500 claim forms.
www.knighttrans.com. Medicare and Medicaid billing exp.
Class-A CDL/4 months OTR Full time- Risk Management/Compliance Officer
experience. Bachelor's Degree Reo, FL Risk Manager's License reqor must be work-
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- ing toward and obtained within 6 months of employment. Clinical and
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- accounting experience pref.
needs qualified drivers for accounting experience pr
Central Florida- Local & Na- Full time-Department Secretary (QuallyRsk Management)
tional OTR positions. Food Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS Office apps.
grade tanker, no hazmat, no Must possess excellent organizational, cust svc and communication skills.
pumps, great benefits, com- Full time - HIM Supervisor
petitive pay & new equip- RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup exp. Must
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM. demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM Classification system
Need 2 years experience. and DRG methodology. Must have the ability to use computerized medical
DRIVERS- DON'T MISS THIS record abstract and encoder, and possess good technical skills.
DRIVERS DON'T MISS THIS Full time - Patient Coordinator
Special Sign-On Bonus Will perform various office functions including general reception, posting
36-43 cpm/$1.20 PM $0 of co-pays, and chart preparation. Applicant must be bi-lingual.
Lease/Teams Needed Class Full time - Medical Assistant
A + 3 equirmond months recent OTR Must have Medical Assistant certification and medical/clinical background
required (800)635-8669. to assist physician practice
Drivers-Flatbed Recent Aver- ww.hendiyreeionalor&
age $1,173.00/wk Late Mod- Phone: 863-Y02-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
el Equipment, Strong Freight Dru Free WPhone: 863-9orkplace OE63-983-0805
Network, 401K, Blue CrossDrg Free Workplace EE
Insurance (800)771-6318
www.primeinc.com.
Part-time, home-based Inter- A OI NG
net business. Earn $941 per LE
month or much more.
Flexible hours. Training pro- Experience required in basic accounting or
vided. No selling required, bookkeeping, computer literate w/working
www K348com. details knowledge of MS Word & Excel. Responsibilities
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Accounting functions. Must be self motivated.
POST Salary is negotiable.
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IIEverglades Federal Credit Union, 1099 W. Ventura
HIRING Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Attn: M. Smith or email
resume to: martasmith@evergladesfcu.com


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Thomas Grinding, Inc. is looking for a Full Time
Purchasing, Parts, Steel Inventory person.
Must be dependable, able to work well
with others. Quick books knowledge is a plus.
Pick up an application @1100 Fox Lane S.W.
Moore Haven (1/2 mile behind Napa)
or phone 863-946-1461
Ext 349 for an appointment.
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We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more! Heart-
land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.



Exciting new Homecare
Agency now located in
Clewiston. We need per diem
Nuses & Therapists. Start
immediately! Excellent pay!
Flexible work schedules!
Please call (863)983-3700 or
fax resume to (863)983-9883
FRONT OFFICE
Computer and medical
records exp. needed.
Bilingual pref'd.
Competitive salary and
excellent benefits. Apply
at Florida Community
Health Centers, 170 S.
Barfield Hwy, Ste 103,
Pahokee, FL, orfax
resume to (561)924-3405,
hr@fcscinc.org.
EOE/DFWP



Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
materials now.
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Convincing-EVER!! Go to
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NOW!!
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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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$9,995. (888)629-9968
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will not be undersold!
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where. Flexible Hours. PC
Required. Excellent Career
. Opportunity. Serious Inquir-
les Only! (888)240-0064,
ext. 525.
GREETING CARD DIS-
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own Boss. Earn $50K -
$250K/yr. Call Now
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training provided. Not MLM.
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to look for a helper in
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tive American Tribes who meet the job
location and bring it to the HR Office.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 4125
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


PRECIOUS LANDSCAPING
Serving the South Bay /
Clewiston / Belle Glade area's.
Call us for all your lawn care
needs... We also do up keep
on vacant lots/Commercial.
(786)227-1414



NEED A LAWYER? WE'RE
HERE TO HELP Auto Acci-
dents... Criminal... Foreclo-
sures... Divorce... Personal
Injury, Workmans Comp,
Nursing Home Injuries A-A-A
Attorney Referral Service Call
Statewide 24 Hours
(800)733-5342.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified






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Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Transport
Emergency Pick up &
Delivery Services

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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.
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Priced Right! 3/2 CBS Homes, two to
choose from on Harlem Academy Ave.
Only $169,500!
CLEWISTON
*Rancho Palmas, Unique 7.5 acre
Hacienda w!Stables, Party Pavilion. &
Pain Tree Nursery $675,000.
.3/2, MH Handyman Special, Holiday
Isles M obile Home :bon i >nl ';,.,'.,'',1.-
*3/2 CBS Home on S,'..-i ,r.r C .I ..
Great Starter Home only $165,000!
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH w/Lrg Screened Porch.
Seminole Manor. $120K Make Offer
* Bing Al Ofems 32 CBS o Northside$220K
*2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will pay $5K i.. . ir.L, .. i... .osts.
*4/2.5 CBS home, ,,, n :r..:,- . .., lrg
lot, Avenida Del Rio, Only $209K
*Flaghole's Finest, New CBS 4/3 w' all
the extra. Just Reduced $379,900
*Spacious 3/2, Newly rem. kitchen and
fenced backyard Only $170K.
*Just Listed V/ell kept 3/2 w/florida room &
wnrkshopon E. Esper qS . I -( I , iI ,1'
MOORE HAVEN / LAKE PORT
"2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
ii.r ..-, & extras galore! $142,500
* L i. , ,- ,-., 2/2 M H '- itr . ...,,i. n
MH Yacht Club, Rs.,.,. , r l i - ,K
-2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"O" Access. Reduced to $109K
Owner Motivated
S3/2 MIH, fireplace, completely fenced. $925K








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Family Room & Cozy Fireplace
Just $225,0001
* Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "0 Access $269,000
*Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd,
Ship eligible $164,900
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
*3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Spanish tile, planted
palms and more. Call tfor details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot 100x115. Great loca-
tion Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 acres ready ftr nursery
or livestock. $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$1 2"- ,OnO Own.ii Fir, n,, ,. -, . I
1- 0.. ,',," I ..l $r , ,;,1 P1.T .H-.ll, . '"*I1,111'
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acre. Orl. S59,000
*10 acs. Oak filled lots, * 1 per ac.
* FiJ| (7,I,!. .. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
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E-MAIL: AN1'@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER 11OURS:
URA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
oker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
63)599-1209 (863)228-0023


RESIDENTIAL 4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000 SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2) 3BR 1BA Hunting lodge on 5 Woodland S/D $275,000
acres in LaDeca $175,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced 3BR, 2BA on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj. 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5
to $295,000 1 2.5 acres also available 4. I 1,ui>0 acres Montura $150,000
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has
BA as well) $379,000 VACANT LAND
3BR, 2BA with pool $289,000 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K $289,900 Montura 1.25 acre lots . '.'.il.,bl:
3BR, 2BA with den $27900 2BR IBA cottage on 3.68 acres Call for Listings.
P3BR, 2BA with den $279,000 pB County $200 000 Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole 3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers made lake $310,000 $32,500 each
3BR, 2BA pool Ridgeview #1 3BR, 2BA large screened porch Pioneer 11 lots together
$349,900 $249,000 $45,000 each
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very Mobile Home Lot $19,500
North-side $310,000 large back yard $259,900 11 Montura lots must be sold
together $19,500 each
4BR, 2BA with pool Ridgeview MOBILE HOMES COMMERCIAL
#2 $27�,ol 4BR, 2BA, [)WAV H $134,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 Pioneer SV'. H on 2.5 acres $200,000
2 or 3BR, m fm ge rear yard $135,000 . Turn-key movie theater on US27
$239,000 or rentfor $1,000 p.m.. 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 $495,000 or building only
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back 3BR, 2BA DWMH screened $3U5. iJ(U
yard $215,000 porch Ridgdill Rd. $112,500
3BR, 2BA New Home $310,000 3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25
3BRacres finished $98,000 2/2.5 T/homes ind. util. $1500 p.m.


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V9Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



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UNIT- 3 ton. $1000
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BEDROOM SET - Klamer, Bed
frame complete, Mirror,
dresser & Highboy. Good
cond: $1000 (863)357-3369
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE
- Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
$75 (863)824-3358
PIE SAFE/CHINA CABINET -
antique, ' interchangeable
glass or orig. wood doors,
350. (863)763-5949


GLASS TOP STOVE - GE, ask-
ing $275, like new condition
(863)357-6930
REFRIGERATOR - Compact,
2.7 cu. ft., Like new. Paid
$99. Asking $60.
(863)467-2788
REFRIGERATOR - 2 years old.
Like new. $250
(863)234-9941
REFRIGERATOR - Kenmore,
18 cu. ft., top freezer, works
great, $100. (863)674-0090
UPFRIGHT FREEZER - Ken-
more, 19 cuft, white, works
good, super cold $50
(863)697-8175
WASHER & DRYER - Good
condition. $100. Will separ-
ate. (863)528-2684
WASHER & DRYER - Kitchen
Aid, Heavy gauge, Super ca-
pacity, White. $125.
(863)673-5704
WASHER & DRYER -
Stackable, Less than 1 yr old.
Perfect cond. Lehigh Acres.
$500. Neg. (239)464-6136
WASHER & DRYER SET - GE,
white, full size, brand new,
never used, warranty. $500
firm. (561)248-4487
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Roper, white, full size, brand
new, never used, warranty.
$500 firm (561)248-4487
WASHER & DRYER- Working
condition. $100.
(863)517-0811
WASHER - Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$300 (863)675-0548


WASHER/DRYER May- CLOTHING -mens shirts and LOVESEAT- Hide
tag/Hotpoint, good cond, misc items, $20 for all grey/sage green,
moved, must sell. Asking (863)467-8224 condition.
$175/both. (863)357-6315 COCKTAIL DRESS - Sz 3x, (863)227-4449
Chaus, New with tags. Cost MATTRESS - Quee
WASHER/DRYER - Very good $98 Asking 25.. ta, Brand new
condition. $200 for both. (239)292-7509 $250 or bi
(863)357-6315 Basswood -5
area. MATERNITY CLOTHES - 2x, (863)612-5283
some XL. Jeans, shorts, T- NEW THERAPEUTI
WASHERS & DRYERS Shirts, All Gently worn. $125 King Mattress-li
STACK UNITS / best offer. (863)63.4-8040 asking $500 (863
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES RECLINER - Lane.
(239)694-0778' condition. Never
B s BIRTHSTONE ANGEL BEAR - color. $200 (863).
$10.00 (863)983-4314 ROLL TOP DESK,
FREDRICK REMINGTON Clas- wooden,
sics - Bronze statues. 25-30 (863)634-8890
BOOKS - Harlequins Romance in all. Small & Large. $200 ROLLTOP DESK - F
& Silhouettes approx. 100 will sep. (863)357-0232 Needs tobe finis
$15. or will trade. $2500 t863) 8fni0
(863)763-1059 C u$2500. (863)801
Bul g s : 5 SOFA - Brown, Lar
al. $250. (863)80
Shd DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM- SOFA, 2 pie
Complete, Fast! Lot's of pro- (863)763-2098/6
All Steel Buildings. National grams. $75. (863)517-2782
Manufacturer. 40x60 to Tony
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer. FriuD A
(800)658-2885 www.rigid- DBL BARREL 410
uildirlngnm. 50cal, black pow
buildngcom_. BED SET - Queen size, Pillow gun, 22 mag rifli
BUILDINGS FOR SALEI "Rock top mattress & box spring. all (502)931-810
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now $500 561-670-3636 REMINGTON - 1 yr
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40 CHAIR - Large & ottoman. 710, 300 Winch
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70 Barely worn. Good condition. num w/3x9 Bush
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900. $50. (863)517-0811 $380 firm (863)6
Others. Call for details. Pio-
neer (800)668-5422. CHINA CABINET - Bassett,
2pc, solid maple, glass MJ
shelves, lighted, $350 neg.
(863)763-8225 leave msg
CHINA. CABINET - Cherry, BOWFLEX SPOF
CEILING FAN, White, 52" Glass shelf/lighted, Exc. cond. Gym, valued at
Chandelier Light & Kitchen Moving, Must sell. $500. for$350. (863)63
Light. $125 for all. 863-357-2296Lv msg OLYMPIC WEIGHT
(863)697-2032 COFFEE TABLES'- 4, Glass With Olympic Bai
tops mirrors, Nice, must see. of weight. $175 o
FLOOR TILES - Assorted col- $90. for all.(863)763-3982 (863)517-1605
ors, styles & sizes. All for
$300. or best offer. COUCH & LOVESEAT - Leath-
(863)675-7963 er, light tan, good condition.
$300 (863)763-3631 ,
METAL ROOFING. SAVE ct COUCH - neutral color, great TEMPERATURE
buy direct from manufacture C Cdtion,fomacsmoke Tee
er. 20 colors in stock with all condition, from a smoke free POLE - Complete
accessories. Quick turn home $150 or best offer Sq.D, Includes
'around. Delivery Available.. (863)674-0078 LaBelle $200. (863)467-7
(352)498-0778 Toll free CURIO CABINET- Oak, large,
888)393-0335 code 24. glass, mirrored, lights, $150 HiJouse h
www.GulfCoastSupply.com. (863)763-0215
SLIDING GLASS DOOR - DESK- French Provincial, with
Large, Hardware' included a hutch, good condition, COMFORTOR, Twin
Good condition. $100. $125 (863)763-0583 Okee- lightweight
(863)228-0467 chobee sham & accent
DINETTE SET - round glass ta- cond. $30 (863)6
ble, with 4 chairs, bamboo,

CRIB - Light oak. Very good (863)674-1276JEWELRY ARMOI
condition. $50 DINING ROOM CHAIRS - 4 Queen Anne
(863)697-1247 Wooden w/ cushion seats. Queen763-02
Ladder back style. $50 (863)763-0215
CRIB MATTRESS - w/ Entire (863)763)763-1997 style. $50
Classic Pooh Nursery. Top Ou r
Rated mattress. $150 or ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, rTn hu
best offer (863)674-0078 whitewash, $50.
(863)675-7350 PORCH SWING
GLIDER ROCKER - Beige. Ex- 561-670-3636
cellent condition. $50
(863)697-1247
CRYSTAL - Fostoria, Early LIFT CHAIR - Like new. Re-
American pattern. Misc. pcs. liner, battery backup, beige ELEC SCOOTER -
$650. Not sold separately. micro sued fabric, $500 runs in. perfect
(863)763-7268 (863)467-4340 $500 (863)467-5


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IONIZER'S (2) - Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
LARGE SCOOTER - Space .
saver Excellent condition.
Pd $5000., Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
LIFT CHAIRS - 2, Good condi-
tion. $700. or will separate.
(863)801-4949
MEDCIAIL SCOOTER - Pride, 4
wheels, '04, $400. or best
offer. (863)357-6997 Call
after 12pm.
POWER CHAIR - With joy
stick. Excellent condition. Pd
$5800. Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
SCOOTER - New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. New
$5800, Asking $650
(863)763-6907
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- Harmar,
to be installed on Van. Like
Brand new, $800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310


AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CHRISTIAN TAPES - Rod Par-
sley, see at www.ninetyper-
centsure.com. $5
(863)885-2804
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.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
PUMP - Granger #5K887C,
High pressure. Brass gear
head. Paid $195. Sell for
$100 (863)610-1120
TOILET- Complete, Gold in
color, works good. $40.
(863)467-0007
WEDDING SUPPLIES, red silk
bouquets, garland w/white
roses, gold bells & much
more, $100. (863)467-2231
WELL PUMP - 3/4 hp, $200 or
best offer (863)763-3735


BANJO - 5 String, Harmony. RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT REWARD!
$100 (863)467-6148 Bar Tables, 4 Door Reach In $500-$1000
- Cooler, 1 Door Freezer, 3 paid for FL Co. auto
DRUM SET - Gretch, .8 pc., Door Freezer, Walk In Cooler, tags dated 1911-1917.
double kick peddle. $500 or 1 Door Glass Cooler, Meat Also want FL plates
best offer. (863)697-3696 Slicer, 6' Prep Tables, before 1956, esp.
GUITAR - Ha , Arch T Steam Table, Seating Booth Hendry & Glades Co.
$100GUITAR - Harmony, Arch Top,48 Package. (305)322-2056 tags with #49 & #60
$100 (863)467-6148 in Clewiston prefix. Jeff Francis
GUITAR - Yamaha 6 string (727)345-6627 or e-mail
Acoustic. Like new. Case in- i' TiI gobucsl3(aaol.com or
eluded. $140. www.florida
(863)634-8671 GOLF CLUB - 14 piece set licenseplates.com.
ORGAN - asking $50 with bag, $25. Call
(863)517-1935 863-801-1781 Anriculture
PIANO - Beautiful brown up- L-SCREEN - Baseball pitchers
right Kimball on wheels. Jugs brand, portable with
Bench w/storage area. Inc case, 2 min. setup .
music. $500 (863)763-2546 . $60. (863)763-7460 T..
PIANO - Hobart M. Cable, Up- *Stre Christmas Trees 745
right, with bench. Excellent T Farm Equipment 805
condition. $300. Farm Feed/Products 810
(863)233-3782 SPEAKERS - 4, 12" Punch P2 Farm Miscellaneous 815
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR 8 ohm, $300. Will separate. rm Produce 820
GUITAR - second owner, Or best offer (863)634-5888 Farm Services 25
"d.inona $300 Offered 825
exc cond, 67-0in orig case, $300 SUBWOOFERS (2) - 15", Jug- Farm Supplies/
neg. (863)467-0627 gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new. Services Wanted 830
in Ig ported box. $1200 Neg. Fertilizer 835
Need a few more bucks to (863)214-3427 Horses 840
purchase something TAPE PLAYER, dual, S disc d Supplies 845
deer? Pick up some , Supplies 845
exta bucks weenyou player, Sony TV, 19" with Lawn a Garden 850
sel your used items In VCR, $100 will sell separate- Livestock 855
the classlfelds. ly (863)675-7350 Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Pets/Suplies07I Flowers 865
AQUARIIUM - 55 gallon with FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus- __
filter, lights & metal stand, tom Enter Center, asking Io e08
$60. Neg $2500 will separate.
239-675-6696/863-675-6696 (239)707-4404 HORSE TRAILER, King, good
CAT DOOR- Full size cat door. HD PROJ TV - Hitachi, 60" condition, sleeping area, bill
CAFits standaOOR- Full size cat dooring Perfect condition. PIP with of sale only. $2500.
Fits standard - size sliding remote. $1200 or best offer. (863)824-6720
glass door. Asking $50 or (8 673-3513 LaBelle
best offer. (863)634-8040 (863)73-3513LaBelle
HITACHI - 42", Big screen,
CHIHUAHUA PUP - male, Good condition. $300.
$300 (863)634-9645 (863)6348509 GARDEN TUB - Large, New,
DACHSHUND -PUP(863)634-81509 - _ GARDEN TUB - Large, New,
DACHSHUND PUPPY- male, TELEVISIONS (2) - GE 36" & $100. (863)228-0467 after
red, 8 wks old, purebred, 32", asking $350 for both 2pm.
$250(863)467-5117 (239)289-7637 RIDING MOWER - Snapper,
DOG BOX - Custom built. $300 TOSHIBA - 61", Works great. Zero turn, Joy stick controls,
(863)467-7197 $650. Firm. Please call 42", 15hp, Kohler OHV, Runs
DOG CAGE, extra Ig., like new, (863)697-3457 for details. great $800. (863)467-7415
hardly used, $250. TV - Big 36" Panasonic. Excel- RIDING MOWER - Toro, 16hp,
(863)612-6682 lent condition. $200. 266-H Hydrostatic. Runs
KOI FOR SALE (239)340-8503 great. Snow blade/wheel
KOI FOR SALE *weights. $850. 302-670-4999
(239)289-7511 TV's (2) 1 - 25" Zenith Console weights. $850. 302-670-4999
D R & 1 - 13" Samsung. $100 for ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
RED HEELER DOG - Male, 8 both or best offer, drive, runs good, $250.
mo. old. No papers. $50. (863)763-7497 (561)790-3681
(772)473-7114. Ft Drum
area. Livestock 0855;

PTOOL BOX- Snap On, like new, Okeechobee Livestock
cool blue, 7 drawer, Paid " Market Sales
$2200 asking $1700 Every Monday-12pm & every
JACUZZI TUB, w/new pump, 6 (863)484-0922 Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
jets, 5'x3.5', cream color, t... .,
brand new, never used, Toys;a- s030�tl I.Vvtl
$100 neg. (863)443-6427
POOL VACUUM, auto, for in SONY PSP - w/3 games, car- WESTERN SADDLE - 15" seat,
ground or above ground, ry case, $150 great condition, $150.
brand- new, never used, (863)357-6930 (863)467-2231
$100. (863)634-5038
How do you find a Job In One man's trash Is anoth-
SPA, Leisure Bay, 2 seats, 1 today's competitive er man's treasure. Turn
recliner, 5 yrs. old, used very market? In the employ- your trash to treasure
little, $800 firm. ment section of the clas- with an ad In the classi-
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OWNER PARTICIPATION. REDUCED $220,000
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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up, w v
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing available. Will trade, my home
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HARLEM 3/2 - Brand New!
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Rentals Real Etate carpet,
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Apartments 905 Business Places -
Business Places 910 Sale 1005
Commercial Commercial
Property 915 Property - Sale 1010 FLORIDA LAND OWNER Fl-
Condos/ Condos/ NANCED - 10-acre estates,
Townhouses - Rent920 Townhouses - Sale1015 homes only, paved, under-
Farm Property - Farms - Sale 1020 ground electric, $89,900,
Rent 925 Houses - Sale 1025 great value. Limited time of-
House - Rent 930 Hunting Property 1030 fer, www.1800flaland.com
Land - Rent 935 Investment Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
Resort Property - Property - Sale 1035 (800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
Rent 945 Land - Sale 1040 ker.
Roommate 950 Lots - Sale 1045
Rooms to Rent 955 Open House 1050 MUSE -40 Acres
Storage Space - Out of State - Wooded w/Pines & Palmettos.
Rent 960 Property - Sale 1055 . Easy access. $399,000.
Property Inspection1060 Call (239)410-5919
Real Estate Wanted 1065
'Apatme s-Resort Property - 1070 L
Warehouse Space 1075
WILDWOOD APTS, 1BR, un- Waterfront Property 1080 IMMOKALEE
furnished, cable, water &
sewer incl., (863)983-3151 - For Sale By Owner
,i ii iu o -Sale 12, 6- Lots $52,500 ea.
CLEWISO City Water & Sewer
House For Sale North Side, included.
CONDO - BASS CAPITAL - H4 br 3 b. Asking $240K. 239-281-3154
2BR/2BA, $950/mo. Call 863-983-2798 Se Habla Espafol
863-517-1204 or
863-228-0979 FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY Make An Offer!
- Montura- 3br, 2ba Mobile
uMsE H-Vent0- b3I I '2006. 2 barns, fenced, pool IiutoS f ormai
.I I 100 per Sell total. Part. Ask Poety- Sae 05
LAKEPORT, 3br/2ba, pets ok, price. Call 305-970-3833
$1,000 mo. (863)946-1687 to set an appointment BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
SuR EN - 3 ie FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
MOORE HAVEN - 3br, 2ba . WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
CBS, $950/mo. furnished MONTURA- 3br, 2ba Mobile NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
MOORE HAVEN - 2br, 2ba '2001, Corner lot, paved chure & Information
Mob home, $650/mo, turn 1.25a acre. Nice. $139K. MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
MOORE HAVEN - lbr apt, Call 305-970-3833 with Spectacular views,
$210/wk, furn,+ utilities to set an appointment Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
MOORE HAVEN - Efficiency Investment acreage. CHERO-
apt., furnished + utilities, FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
$160/wk. Montura- 3br, 2ba Mobile REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
MOORE HAVEN - 2br, , D/W '1994, Corner lot, mountainrealty.com Call for
. furnished, $600/mo. fenced, paved. 1.25 acre free - brochure
LAKEPORT - Large 3br, 2ba, $11 OK. Call 305-970-3833 (800)841-5868.
on a Lake, $950/mo to set an appointment -L lakeFN T
Call (863)509-0096 FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY in/LOG CABIN only $89,900.
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All Montura- 3br, 2ba Mobile Fish from your front porch
apple, W/D, laminate floors, D/W'2005. Never used, (2,100 sqft. log home pack-
garage, handicap access. paved Rd., fenced. 1.25 ac age) on wooded lakefront In
$1250 mo. (863)946-3333 $149,000. 305-970-3833 park-like setting. Gorgeous
NORTH SIDE across frN m to set an appointment Tennessee lake in private
NORTH SIDE acrosscommunity. Excellent financ-
Middle School, 3BR/1BA, 2 FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY ing. Call now
screened porches, fenced Montura- 4br, 2ba Mobile (888)792-5253, x.1650.
yard, includes washer/dryer. D/W '2004, Corner lot,
$1 00/month. (863)983-2841 Big FL rm. 1.25 ac. Lakefront Log Home in Ten-
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide $165,500. 305-970-3833 nessee. 470' of shoreline,
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home Call to set an appointment year round water, sea wall.
$11t 0met.1+12 W w mn, frese Beautifully wooded 1 acre
enste. Eugene954-658-155 FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY level lot. 4 bedroom, 3 bath.
rent. ugene 8-Montura- 4br, 2ba Mobile Call Jamie Russell
D/W '2004. Paved, 1.25 (865)717-7775.
How fast can your car acre, fenced. Ask price. NC LAND- 249.5 acres planted
go? It can go even aster Call 305-9703833 pines in Moore County, road
when you sell It In the pines in Moore County, road
classeifeds i to set an appointment frontage, near Pinehurt. Ex-
FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY cellent potential. $3,450 per
ik Mora Ls .25 to acre or will trade for beach
ceSMontura Lots- 1.25, 2.5, property. Iron Horse Proper-
couplent0 3.754 5 acres etc. Clear ties, (800)997-2248.
Documents. Financing.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Call 305-970-3833 VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5
For doctor, lawyer, accoun- to set an appointment acres riverfront on Big Reed
tant, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle- Island Creek near New River
wiston. (239)994-7368 FL INTERNATIONAL REALTY State Park, fishing, view, pri-
Polk County, Nice property vate, good access $89,500
R P e4.98 ac. 3br, 1/2 ba. 400 (866)789-8535.
citrus trees, fenced, barns
$320K. Call 305-970-3833
RedWeek.com #1 timeshare toIset an appointment Mo le .e
marketplace Rent, buy, sell. LABELLE - 2/1, very nice MoieH m
reviews, NEW full-service ex- neighborhood, near schools, , V.Y "'Y''
change! Compare prices at asking $125,000 negotiable
5000+ resorts. B4U do any- addr: 2005 Clipper Terrace _. _ ___ _
thing timeshare, visit Red- (239)707-5423 M H 2
Week.com, consider options. L e O r n Mobile Home - Lots 2005
LaBelle: Owner willing to Mobile Home - Parts 2010
F except your home equity to Mobile Homes - Rent 2015
Z = purchase this 3 Bdrm. 3 Ba. Mobile Homes- Sale 2020
Near Courthouse. Large
CLEWISTON- Room & board, rooms. Top Area $187,500.
couples or singles, Driving or Annual Lease $1500 mo. Mob ile o
errands incd, outside smok- Owner. 863-675-1107
ing area, (863)983-6820 or
(561)721-5299 cell Lender Foreclosure Auction
500+ HOMES IN FLORIDA CLEWISTON: 3 BR, 2 BA,
Room to Rent: at Horseshoe Must Be Sold! Free Catalog Double wide. A/C, Appl., 560
Acres; $100 per week. (800)591-1328 USHo- Fleetwood. W&D. $650 mo.
(863)233-1544 meAuction.com. (863)674-5715


New 2BR/2ba mobile home in
55 & older secure adult
community with pool and
clubhouse. Ready to move
in. $650 monthly. Call Kenny
(863)673-4325

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MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
CLEWISTON - By Owner. 3br,
2ba. Home & Land. Located
at 1860 Ridgdill Rd. $110K
(843)766-9434
DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
FLAG HOLE - Country Living,
1997, 4BR, 2BA MH. DW.
Fpl., Island Kitch., Lots of
cabinets. 2000 sq. ft. On 1
1/4 acres. School Bus stops'
in front of property. 15 min.
from town. $148,000 neg.
(863)228-2316
INTERNATIONAL PARK MOD-
EL '98 - 8ft x 36 ft trailer,
2BR, 1 BA, w/shed, fully fur-
nished. $5800
(863)885-2500
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$43,900 includes set up and
A/C. 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
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New apple ,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $99,500.
Owner 863-673-5071
MOORE HAVEN, 2BR, 2ba,
Furnished. Lg lot, River ac-
cess. Boathouse & shed.
Nice neighborhood. $165K
(863)946-1946
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Very easyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $43,900
Call (863)675-4442
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 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT - 12 Ft., Gore Hull,
Ridge Runner. 135 Lycom-
ing. 6634 Wood prop. Runs
good. $3500 863-634-8438
AIR BOAT, 12', 220 ground
power, runs good, fresh out
of the can, $5000.
(863)634-5959
BAR-B-QUE GRILL - Fits on a
pontoon boat on the railings.
Cost $145. Asking $90.
(863)763-2407
BASS BOAT - '89, 16.3' Bay-
liner & trailer. 85hp force
motor. Minn Kota trolling
mtr. $4500. (863)697-2936
BASS BOAT '97 - Bass Tracker
Pro 17, w/40 hp motor, trail-
er, many items. $3500
(863)467-4020
BOAT - 12 Ft., Flat bottom w/
electric motor & battery.
$175(317)445-5857
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
$480. (561.)790-3681
BONITA, '88 - 17', open fisher-
man, w/'89 115hp Mariner
eng. & trir., runs great,
$2000. (863)467-7123
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT, '95,
17', 2 fish finders, new troll.
mtr., 120 2 stroke force,
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388


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DODGE P/U '84 - 6 cyl, 4 spd,
new alt, dist, clutch, shocks,
runs good, good tires.
il ertf - $1200 neg (863)634-9074
GOLF CARS ' FORD F150 - '77, 4x4, Needs
work. $900. (239)462-1564
FORD F150 '87 - needs work,
y lao dm da$600 firm (863)467-7197
Sherri Enfinger, Manager * wwwgilbert-golfcars.com FORD F150 '94 - Eddie Bauer,
863763-6434 Cold AC, ext cab, tires re-
8 3 60-434 cently replaced, great work
S315 S. ParrottAvenue Okeechobee FL 34974 truck $2800 (239)633-0504

pir* ei Opir ls FORD F250-'84, $1000.
(239)462-1564

RUNNING BOARDS, off of WHEELS (4) - 16", 8 lug Che- FORD F-350 DUALLY '87 -
NFord F250 Crew Cab, black, vy, Amer Racing w/almost 460 5 spd., new paint, runs
Ford F250 Crew Cab, black, brand new 285-75-r16 tires. good, $3500 or best offer.
(863)697-2032 $700 neg (863)801-1683 (863)228-5044
(86)69-2032ik Tr s45 0 FORD S10 PU '97- black, 4x4,
[RANSMISSION - for GMC auto, good condition, $3000
Suburban '93, asking $300 (863)763-4987
(863)302-4442 ARE FIBERGLASS LID - in (863A. )76-4987
Dark Stone Brown, off '06 MAZDA '92 - Ext cab, auto,
TRUCK TOPPER - Leer Crown, F350, 6.5 ft bed, like new, $2500 (502)931-8101
fits '94-'02 Dodge Ram, 8' $450 neg (863)763-8447 TONNEA COVER - Fiberglass,
bed, fiberglass, needs paint.A COEg e rls s
$150 neg. (239)826-6382 CHEVY '86 - SWB, runs great, Arizona Beige, fits 99 Current
$150 g( 2 Cneeds a little work. $5000 or Ford Super Duty Shortbed,
WHEELS - 20", 8 lug with Nitto best offer. (863)357-0516 $450 (863)227-1698
tires, chrome, off of Chevy CHEVY S10 '95 - ext cab, 4.3 TOOL BOXES - Matched set.
763-4098 I, . motor, auto, cold air, $3500 Front & 2 sides. Alum. dia-
(863)763-4098 iv. msg. or best offer (863)763-5067 mond plate. For Ford full size,
WHEELS - (4), 16", five hole, CHEVY SILVERADO 1993 - 8', $600. Neg. (868)675-2238
aluminum, 8" wide, for a car, 350 eng., 2WD, Runs great! Find It faster. Sell It soon-
all for $100. (863)634-6325 $350 (863)357-6205 er In the classfieds

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CHEVY MOTORHOME - '86,
23', Rally Jamboree. Good
shape. Ready to use. $4000.
or best offer (863)532-1751
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$2000 needs work
(772)215-3500/597-0463
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER -
mounts to back of moto-
rhome. Good condition, Ask-
ing $350 (863)824-0801
NOMAD 1976 - 34 Ft., Park
model. $2500
(772)828-5938
NOMAD 1986 - 23 Ft. $1800
(772)828-5938
STATEWIDE- RV SELLOFF!
Thru November 24th. All
SUNCOAST locations.
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TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Asking $375
neg. 863-697-9704



BOAT TRAILER -16 Ft., Single
axle. $125 or best offer.
(863)234-1251
BOAT TRAILER - 17 Ft., Single
axle. $150 or best offer.
(863)675-4868
BOATING TUBE- West Marine.
Used only once. Includes
rope & life jacket. $200. or
best offer. (863)673-0546
FIRE HOSE - Good Dock
Bumpers. $10
(863)763-1997


HONDA SHADOW SABRE
1100 2002 $4900 or best
offer (863)885-2804 See at
www.ninetypercentsure.com
KTM 125 DIRTBIKE '03 - runs
great, great for beginners,,
hop early for Christmas'
$1600. (863)634-8734
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER -
mounts to back of moto-
rhome. Good condition, Ask-
ing $350 (863)824-0801
SUZUKI BANDIT 1200 - '05.
1500 mi. Like new. Dark
blue & white. $6500.
(863)467-8956
SUZUKI GZ250 2001 - Excel-
lent condition. Good gas
mileage. $1800 or best offer.,
(321)202-9067
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$1700. Call (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271
SUZUKI TL1000S '98, Very
fast. $1800 (239)867-1093
YAMAHA 1000 1984 - Runs
great. $1500 or best offer.
(321)202-9067



HONDA 250 ATV - 2006 runs
great, blue in color, new
tires, $2500 (863)675-0104
La Belle
HONDA 350 2005 - 4 Wheeler.
$2500 (863)801-1666
HONDA 450 ES 4x4 '03 - gar-
age kept, asking $3000 firm
(561)719-9496
HONDA FOREMAN '05 - 500
elec shift, 37hrs, $5000 or
best offer (863)673-2388
JOHN DEERE GATOR - 4x2.
Needs minor work. $800
(863)801-1666
SCOOTER: Electric Chariot,
Stand up style. Rechargeable
Battery. Similar to Segway.
New. $525 (863)610-1120


COACHMEN - '91, 33', good
cond., orig. owner, only towed
1600 miles, $4500 firm.
(863)612-0515 Iv. msg.


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



BUICK SKYLARK '90 - looks
and runs great, needs alter-
nator belt, like new interior,
$800 (863)801-4519
CADILLAC DEVILLE - '93-
grey, excellent condition,
Either seats, auto, $2500
(863)763-4987
CHEVY CAMARO RS - '97
Conv., Runs good, needs
brake work $1700 ,Neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHEVY CAPRICE STATION
WAGON, '92, extra clean, 9
passenger, 1 owner, loaded,
$2500. (828)586-3465
CHEVY CAVALIER '88 - Looks
Bad, Runs good. Used for
work transportation to .the
coast. $500 (863)467-0890
CHEVY CAVALIER '98 - 2dr,
red, very pretty, new brakes,
$3500 or best offer
(863)357-0406
CHEVY CHEVETTE '81, 64K
original miles. 28-35 mpg.
Good shape. Asking $1200
Call (863)675-1775
DODGE INTREPID ES '00 - Ext
& Int in fair cond, runs but
needs eng work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)990-5431
DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto,
a/c, all power, $2500.
(863)634-0464 ask for Jere-
my
OLDSMOBILE -CIERA, '88, 4
dr., as is, $500.
(863)612-6682
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Civic $500! 93 Toyo-
ta Camry $795! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
TOYOTA CRESEDA '81 - runs,
- won't start, $500 or best of-,
fer (863)763-3735



CHEVY BLAZER 1500 1989 -
A/C, C/C, 4 WD. Runs good.
Very dependable. $3000 or
best offer. (941)628-2659
JEEP CJ5, '80-'81 - 4wd,
manual, runs & drives good,
no title, exc. hunting vehicle,
$3500 neg. (863)634-5382
JEEP WRANGLER '95 - 4 cyl,
5 spd, 4x4, a/c, cd, very
good condition. $4500
(863)223-1800 not after 9p


AMPLIFIERS (2) - JBL 1201,
$500 or best offer.
(863)214-3427
AUTO PARTS -.For '97 Grand
Am. Good 3100 V-6, $400.
(863)467-5401 or
(772)359-2923
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
COVER - For trucks, vans &
sport utility vehicles, like
new. $25 (863)763-0669
ENGINE - '77, 440 Dodge 8
cyl big block with transmis-
sion. Runs excellent. $300
or best offer. (863)675-7963
F250 TRUCK PARTS - '97,
4x4, No engine or title.
$1000 772-359-2923 or
863-467-5401
RIMS & TIRES- New 20"
Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
$600 (239)707-4407
RUNNING BOARDS - Ford, fits
99-up Super Duty Crew Cab
PU. Brand new, asking
$450/neg. (863)697-0328


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida. do hereby gre noce that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on January.
29, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Flonda.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS: UMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS

Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation, With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases
the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to 5500,000 o their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to their next homestead, With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a S25,000 exemption for tangible personal proper-
ty and (4) limrs assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision.
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to
schoed district taxes
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners wl be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes
benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by
the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in
2007. If the new homestead has a higher justvalue han the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower
just value, the amount of benefit transferred wil be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value
following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by gen-
eral law. Ths limitation does not apply to school distinct taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the elec-
tors in the genera] election held in 2018.

Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than 25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied
by al local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for assessment of homesteads 'at less than
just value rather than as currently provided 'at a specified percentage' of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special elec-
tion held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, i approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annu-
al assessment increases for specifed real property shal first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipal-
ity, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property Is located. Such
portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from
taxation.
b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to
the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently
disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by gen-
eral law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the.electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to read property related to the expansion of an existing busi-
ness and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing
business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shalf be specified by general law. The period of lime for which such exemption may
be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall
expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general
law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy source
device and to real property on which such device is installed and operated, to the value fixed by general law not to exceed the original cost of the device,
and for the period of time fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the coun-
ly or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law,
The period of time for which this exemphon may be granted to a property owner shalli be determined by general law.
(fl By general law and subject to conditions secified therein, twenlt-five thousanddollars of the assessed value of propey subject to tangible
personal property tax shall be exemot from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments-By general law regulations shall be presented which shall secure a just valuation of all property or ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agncultural land, land producing high water recharge to Floridas aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purpos-
es may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified per-
centage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) Al persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January
1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for
the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shell exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowing year, unless the provisions of paragraph 8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, add-ons, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. I any of the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shell not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1. 2009. or Januarv 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a home-
sed exmtio nusat to Sectio 6 of this Anicle aof Jaur 1 of 6ite of the tw er immdiatelv or din the etablishmn of the e


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shos a new homestead as of January 1 2008 Us ended to have the new honomsead assessed at less than iust value only ff that Derson received a


be assessed as provided herein.
b. By General law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Leislature shall provide for application of this argraph to property owned
by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipal-
ities to authonze by ordinance that histonc property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent
of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing
living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the
grandparents or parents for whom the iing quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the fol-
lowing:
(1) The increase in assessed valueresulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
() For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property as defined by general law, which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shel change only as provided in this subsection.
111 Assessments subent to this subsection shall be changed annual on the date of assessment provided by law: but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year.
121 No assessment shali exceed iust value.
(31 After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law. including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the proper-
tyi such Droerty shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter such property shall be assessed as provided in this sub-

(41 Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such proerv shall be assessed as provided or by general law: however, after the
adiusilment for anv change . addition, reduction, or improvement, the orooerty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.


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(2) No assessment shall exceed ust value.
(3) The legislature musl provide that such proerdv shll be assessed at iust value as of the next assessment date after a qualifyino improve-


er aMuch eronul hoanl be
lr. such property shall be


assessed as provided in this subsection.
151 Chanees. additions, reductions, or improvements to such proery shall be assessed as provided for by general law: however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or immovement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legal-
ly or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation
olf wenly- ve fR thousand dollars and. for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than iy thousand dollars and
up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equi-
table title, by the entirelies, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or mem.
ber's propNetary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general
law. This exemption is revealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Aricle which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less
than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed
the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
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Ic)(I)- By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad val-
orem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law.
l(d)- The legislature may, by general law, allow counties.or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provi-
sions of general law, to grant an additional homesteadtax exemption not exceeding fitythousand dollarsto any person who has the legal or equitable
title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemp-
tion, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
(et(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad val-
orem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this
state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service.
The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent service-connected disability as determined by the United
Slates Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county properly apprais-
er, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating
the percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy
of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the
reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years.
This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
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homestead is entided to have the new homestead assessed at less than lust value. If this revision is aooroved in January of 2008. a carson who estab state for acoroval or reiention at the general election of 2018 and.if aDoroved, shall take effect January 1, 2019


TRUCK TOPPER - with side
tool boxes' Fits Chevrolet
trucks $1000.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801




FORD EXPEDITION '01- V8,
leather inter, excellent in/out,
$8000 or best offer
(863)763-8116

ISUZU TROOPER LS - '96,
4X4, Auto., Leather, 3.2 L
V6, 154K mi., White, $2500.
or best offer. (863)227-1595

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '88 -
2 door, 4.0 liter, 2wd, runs.
$450 (863)304-3508 leave
message

JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER,
'91 - 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)983-7788

JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER
'91 - 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)228-5044

SUZUKI SAMURAI '86, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans. w/ OD. Runs
well. $1500 (561)261-0766




BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
w/shelving, Top ladder rack.
Excellent condition. $2000.
(863)357-5754

CAR TRAILER - Tandem hid-
den ramps, sport rims, elec-
tric brakes, winch. $2000
(863)357-3305

TRAILER - New, 14 ft tandem
drop axle, heavy duty. $1200
(772)342-7304

TRAILER - New, 20 ft tandem
drop axle, heavy duty. $1500
(772)342-7304

UTIL. TRAILER - '05, Covered
Trailer, 12', Single axle,-
$2500. or best offer.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801

UTILITY TRAILER - Metal roof,
dual axle. Good condition.
7V2x70x10' w/tongue 17'
$380. (863)467-9800 ,

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DODGE CARAVAN SPORT, '97
- new water pump, 3.3 mtr.,
cold air, Alpine radio, $3500
cash. (863)467-6475 Iv.msg

DODGE RAM CbNV. VAN '96 -
Raised top, TV, 5.2 V8, very
nice, 108k, runs very good.
$3500 neg. (239)826-6382

WINDSTAR '98 - cold a/c,
good stereo sound, green,
good cond., $2000 or best
offer. (239)657-4348


Public Notices





Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CORINTHIANS GUNSBY,
Deceased
File No. 07- 84-CP
Division
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Co-
rinthians Gunsby deceased, whose
date of death was February 3, 998
and whose social security number is
xr-xx--9467, is pending in the Circuit
Court. for Hendry County, Floridda.,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 25 E. Hickpooebee Avenue, LaBelle,
FL 33975.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against: decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims wit th is
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTl ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATh IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 15th, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Robert C. Hill, Jr.
Attorney
Florida. BarNo. 241891
PO. Box 1086
Fort Myers, FL 33902
239-332-2996
Personal Representative:
Hong Che Gunsby
330 Magnolia Drive
Waverly Hall, GA 31831
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No:: 07-181-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PAUL CORDELL ROBERTS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of PAUL
CORDELL ROBERTS, deceased,
whose date of death was August 17,
2007, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 25 E.
Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having. claims or demands
against the Decedent's Estate, on
whom a copy of this Notice has been
served, must file their claims withth this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME 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 the Decedent's Estate
must-file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is November 15, 2007.
Personal Representative
KAREN E. HOWELL
RO. Box 5158
Immokalee, FL 34143
Bruce D. Green
Attorney for Karen E. Howell
Florida Bar No. 260533
GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP
1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239) 936-7200
Fax: (239)936-7997
248173 CGS 11/22,29/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2007-DR-99
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
JENNIFER L. SMITH,
Petitioner/Wife
VS.
JEREMY SMITH,
Respondent/Husband
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JEREMY SMITH
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Dissolution of
Marriage action has been filed and
commenced in this court.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any to it, on the
Petitioner/Wife's attorney, whose name
and address is GLEN J. SNEIDER, ES-
QUIRE, 200 S.W. 9th Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34974, and file the original
with the clerk of the above-styled
Court on or before 11-30-2007; other-
wise a default will be entered against
you for the relief prayed for in the
complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in
The Glades County Democrat.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
Court at Okeechobee, Florida on this
29th day of October, 2007.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of Said Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 07 488 CA
Regions Bank D/B/A Regions Mortgage
Successor by Merger to Union Plant-
ers Bank, N.A,,
Plaintiff
-vs-
Remigio Valdez; Unknown Parties in Pos-
session #1; Unknown Parties in Pos-
session #2; If living, and all Unknown
Parties claiming by, through, under
and against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Devisee's, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 5, 2007, entered in
Civil Case No 07 488 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 2Jth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Regions Bank D/B/A Regions Mort-
gage Successor by Merger to Union
Planters Bank, N.A., Plaintiff and Re-
miglo Valdez are defedrdant(s), I will
seli to the highest and best bidder for
cash, IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on December 5, 2007 the
following described property as set for
the In said Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE EAST 25 FEET OF LOT 17 AND LL
OF LOTS 18 AND 19, BLOCK 433,
GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES
71 THROUGH 78, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA
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.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN AS-
SISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST
HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL
33935 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF
SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 7th day
of November, 2007.
/s/ R Miller
BARBARA S BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, Florida
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
07-77590B
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NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Mitch Autrey
322-A Bond Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with Randy Coyle & Rena
Blissett, located at 1801 Red Road, Clo-
wiston, FL 33440. The items are believed
to be household and miscellaneous items
and will be sold to the highest bidder for
cash at the above address on November
23, 2007 at 11:00 A.M., along with ad-
vertising costs. We reserve the night to
refuse ny and all bids.
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CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
The Audit Committee of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Con-
trol District, "the District," located in Montura Estates, Clewiston, Hendry County,
Florida is soliciting sealed proposals for auditing the financial statements for the
fiscal year ending September 30, 2007. RFP document package may be obtained
by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary for the District at: 475 Cabbage Palm
Street, Clewiston, Florida, 34136; Telephone (863) 983-5797; Facsimile
(963) 983-9693; Email ccwed@strato.net between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and
:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. The deadline for submitting proposals is No-
vember 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The District in its sole discretion reserves the right
to reject any and all bids or to waive any irregularities.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CURCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
CASE NO. 07-908CA
MARK BLAIR NA/K/A MARK A. BLAIR;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK
BLAIR ANKA MARK A. BLAIR; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENATN(S), IF
REMARRRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLIMiNG BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENATN #2
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARK BLAIR NK/A MARK A. BLAIR;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK
BLAIR A/K/A MARK A. BLAIR; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose resident are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy there of
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty, days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 43, BLOCK 2224, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 116, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A
7012 LORNA COURT
PORT LA BELLE, FL 33935
If you file to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding , on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 7th day
of November, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing. a special accommodation to par-
licipate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired, please
call (800)955-9771 (TDD) or
(800)955-8770 (voice), via Florida Re-
lay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 07-262-CA
GRP LOAN, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN ERIC STEPHENSON, eta el,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MADELINE REYES, residence un-
known, if alive, and if dead, to all par-
ties claiming interests by, through,
under or against the said MADELINE
REYES, and all other parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property In Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 22, in Block 2044, of PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 2, according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at
Page 60-72, of the public Records of
Hendry County, Florida,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on ADORNO
& HOSS LLP, Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is 2525 Ponce de
Leon Blvd., Suite 400, Miami, Florida
33134, on or before December 11,
2007, or 30 days from the first publi-
cation date, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated on the 31st day of October, 2007.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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, Flord-
da 33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), or 1(800)955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days priorto the proceeding.
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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trict will be held on Wednesday, No-
vember 28, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the
Montura Clubhouse, Montura Ranch
Estates, State Road 833, Clewiston,
Florida. The purpose of this meeting is
to transact any and all business which
may come before the Board. If a per-
son decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meeting or hearing herein referred he
or she may need to insure that's ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based. NOTE: Special Meet-
ing to hear auditor proposals will start
at 5:30pm.
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 12/11/07
SUBJECT AREA: 519 Income Sheltered Programs
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
income sheltered programs.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 112.21, 1001.49, 1001.51, 100.42 AND 100.43
FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 112.21, 1001,41, 1001,49, 1001,51,
1001,42 AND 1001,43 ES,
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 established the policy for income shel-
tered programs.
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
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on December 11, 2007.
Notice: Any persons who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of School, 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 materials constituOrig public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you 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 3935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), F.S.
245879 CN 11/15,22,29 CB 11/29/07


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Flodrida Water Man-
agement District", the 1st Amendment to the 20th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mifted, on November 13, 2007, the 1st Amendment to the 20th Annual Work
.Plan to include the following projects: Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation:
Turtle Farm Shell Pit Phase II - excavation of 13.97 acres for mining of material
suitable for the construction of house pads, road and other activities on the Res-
ervation. 041 Water Sampling Platforms - construct platforms at four sampling
, ,11 ,,, wI. n ,,,, I It right-of-way. Jack Smith Jr. Pasture Drainage - con-
ueucit ln iacni witn ilee culvert structures around a 50 +/- acre native upland
that would tie into the E3 ditch located south of the proposed native land. Brigh-
ton Charter School - application for Water Use permit to irrigate landscape. Im-
mokalee Seminole Indian Reservation: Commercial Parcel Convenience
Store/Gas Station - 3.8 acre development consisting of an 8060 sq ft building
with parking and infrastructure. Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation:
Drainage Ditches - Wind Clan and Farm Road - 2-18" culvert pipes are proposed
under the road and the clean out of existing pipes to assist drainage The Work
Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The Brighton
Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East;
Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Town-
ship 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier
County, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is lo-
cated in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood
Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41
East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Water
Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
tion.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the Staff Report.
249357 CGS 11/22/07


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 bathrooms located 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 Adoolaude, RE., of Rock Enterprises, Inc. at
(863) 612-0011 or the Distict'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.
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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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November 22, 2007
NOTICE
BBC 2007-07
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at 1:30
p.m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
The purpose of this special hearing is to consider the disposition of the following
properties located in the City of Clewiston:
800 East Ventura Avenue, P/N: 3-34-43-01-010-0383-.008.0
712 Bowden Road, P/N: 3-34-43-02-460-OOF-005.0
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Or-
dinarces.
All persons Interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Travis Reese, Building Official
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AUDITOR SELECTION COMMITTEE MEETING
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Central County Water Control District, "the District,"
Auditor Selection Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 28,
2007, at 5:30 p.m. at the Montura Estates Clubhouse, located at 225 North Ha-
cienda Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida for the purpose of hear-
ing oral presentations and considering responses to the District's request for
proposals for independent auditor professional services.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS AD-
DRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DIS-
TRICT'S SECRETARY/TREASURER AT (239)495-4699, NO LESS THAN FRVE (5)
DAYS PRIOR TOTHE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE.
Central County Water Control District
Clewiston, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 061047 CA
Washington Mutual Bank
PlainthOff
-vs-
William J. Garcia; State of RFlorida, De-
partment of Revenue; Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in.
Possession #2; If living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named'
Defendant s) who are not known to be'
dead or aoive, whether said Unknown,
Parties may claim an interest as,
Spouse, Heirs, Devisee's, Grantees, or,
Other Claimants.
Defendants)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 5, 2007, entered in"
Civil Case No 06 1047 CA of the Cir-
cudit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in
and for Hendry Coonty, Florida, where-
in Washingtn Mutual Bank, Plaintiff
and Williams J. Garcia are defen-'
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, IN FRONT OF
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE.
CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENRY,
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE.
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on Decem-
her 5, 2007 the following described
property as set for the in said Rnal.
Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE CENTER OF SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, SAID POINT IS ALSO
THE NORTHWEST CORENR OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 1, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 0 DE-
GREES 36 MINUTES 53 MINUTES
WEST ALON THE NORTH-SOUTH ONE
QUARTER LINE OF SAID SECTION 11,
A DISTANCE OF 290.71 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29
MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF A 50.00 FOOT
ROAD RIGHT- OF -WAY A DISTANCE
OF 915.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE 89
DEGREES 29 MINUTES 32 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 144.18 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 17.
MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, A DID-
STANCE OF 101.76 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 86 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 54
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF.
135.04 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5 DE-
GREES 23 MINUTES 40 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 93.81 FEET TO'
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT'
TO A UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASE-i
MENT OF 10 FEET ALONG THE ROAD1
WAY AND 7.5 FEET ALONG THE SIDE,
AND THE BACK OF THIS TRACT'
HEREIN DESCRIBED AS PROVIDED'
FOR SUCH PURPOSES. THIS IS ALSO,
KNOWN AS LOT 19, BLOCK B, UNIT'
A, IN ACCORDANCE WITH A DRAW-,
ING DATED MARCH 4, 1972. TO-,
GETHER WITH ALL THE INTEREST
THE GRANTOR MAY HAVE IN THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS A REC-
REATIONAL PARK IN THAT CERTAIN
DEED RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 356, PAGE 145,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A,
DISABILITY' WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-'
TICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDING, YOU'
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN AS-
SISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT HEND-
RY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST
HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE, FL
33935 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF'
SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-'
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 7th day,
of November, 2007.


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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICACION A LA CONSTITUCION PARA SER
VOTADA EL 29 DE ENERO DE 2008
NOTIFICIACION DE ELECTION
El que suscnbe, Kut S Browning, Secretano de Estado del Estado de Rlonda, par media del present nolfca que se realizard una elecci6n en cada
condado de Ronda, el 29 de enero de 2008, para la ralicacion o rechazo de una propuesta de revisin de la Constitucion del estado de Rorida.
No. 1
REVISION CONSTITUTIONAL
APARTADO VII, ARTICULOS 3,4, Y 6
APARTADO XII, ARTiCULO 27
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papelela de votacidn:
EXENCIONES IMPOSITIVAS A LA PROPIEDAD INMUEBLE; RESTRICCIONES ALAS TASACIONES IMPOSITIVAS SOBRE INMUEBLES
Resumen de la votaci6n:
Esia revsion propone cambios a las Constitucion del Estado relatvosa los Impuestos sobre la propiedad. Con relaci6n a los bienes destinadosa viven-
da familiar, esta revision' (1) incremental la exenci6n sobre bienes destinados a vivienda familiar con excepci6n de los impuestos para distritos esco-
lares y (2) permit que los propletarios de bienes destinados a enda familiar transfieran hasta S500.000 de sus benefidos Save-Our-Homes para su
prima vivienda familiar. Con relaion a los bienes no destinados a v enda familiar, esta revision (3) proporciona una exenci6n de $25,000 para
bienes muebles tangibles y (4) limita los increments en a tlaacisn para determinados inmuebles no destinados a vivienda familiar con excepdl6n de
Ios impuestos a los distrios escolares.
En mayor dearle, esta revision:
(1) Incrementa la exencion sobre v-enda familiar a e]mir el valor de tasacn entire $5000 y $75.000. Esta exendn no se aplica a impuestos
de distritos escolares.
(2) Preve la transferencia de los beneficios acumulados Save-Our-Homes, Los propietarios de viviendas families podrn transferir su benefi-
o Save-Our -Homes a una nueva vivienda familiar dentro de 1 ao y no mas de 2 aios despues de abandonar su anterior vvienda familiar; exceplo
en el caso de que esta revision sea aprobada par los eclores en enero de 2008 y si la nueva vmenda familiar se establece el I de enero de 2008, Ia
vivenda familiar antenor se lendr que haber abandonado en 2007. Si la nueva iienda familiar tiene un valor just superior al de la anterior, se puede
transfer el benetido, si la nueva vivenda familiar ene un valorjusto inferior, se reducir el monto del beneficio a Iransferir. El bnetido transfeido no
puede superar los $500.000. Esta disposidon se aplica a todos los impuestos.
(3) Autoriza una exend6n a los impuestos saobre inmuebles de $25.000 el valor tasado de los benes muebles tangibles. Esta disposicidn se
aplica a todos los impuestos.
(4) Umita los incrementos de lasad6n respect a determinados bienes inmuebles no destinados a ivienda familiar hasta un 10 par ciento par
ado. Lab propiedad se tasari al valor just con poslerondad a una mejora, segn se la definepor ley general, y si la ley general lo dispone podra tasarse
a valor just con posteioridad a un cambio de litulardad a de control. Esta restriccin no se aplica a impuestos sabre distritos escolares. Esta restric-
cidn se anula con efecto a partir del 1 de enero de 2019, a menos qua se renueve par el vot da los electores en la elecid6n general a celebrarse en
el 2018.
Asimismo, esta revision:
a. Rechaza el lenguaje obsolete sobre la exencin a viiendas familiares cuando era inferior a $25.000 y no aplicaba uniformidad a los
impuestos a la propiedad gravados per lodos los gobiemos locales.
b. Dispone la anulad6n de exenciones a vviendas familiares si una reform constitutional future dispone la valuaci6n de viviendas familiares (a
un valor menor qua el just" en lugar de la disposicion actual de 'a un porcentale determinado del valor just.
c. Establece que los cambios se hagan efectivos con posterioddad a la aprobaa6n par los decltores y que se aplique en forma retroaseiva al 1
de enero de 2008,si se aprueba en elecid6n especial celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o que se haga efectiva el 1 de enero de 2009, sise aprueba
por elecaon general celebrada en el mes de noviembre de 2008. La restnccion sobre incremenlos anuales en la tasacl6n para determinados bienes
inmuebles se aplicar primero al registry fiscal de 2009 si esta resin se aprueba en una election especial a celebrars el 29 de enero de 2008, o se
aplicars pnmero al registro fiscal de 2010 si esta revision se aprueba en una election general a celebrarse en el mes de noviembre de 2008.
APARTADO VII
FINANZA E IMPUESTO
ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) Toda propiedad qua pertenezca a una municipalidad y que se utilice exclusivamente para fines municipals a publicos estari exenta de
impuestos. A la municipalidad que posea propiedades fuera de la munidpalidad, se le puede requerir por ley general que efectde pagos a la unidad
tributana en la qua se encuentre la propiedad. Las pardes de la propiedad que se utilicen para lines educa os, literarios, cientificos, religiosos o de
bien pdblico pueden estar exentas de gravamen trbutaio par ley general.
(b) Estardn exentas de gravamen tributadio, en form acumulafiva, respeclo de cada jefe de familiar queresida en este estado, los enseres domes-
ticos y efectos personales per el valor establecido par lay general, que no sea inferior a mil ddlares, y respect de cada viud a oviudo o persona no
vidente y permanentemente discapacitada, los bienes par el valor establecido per ley general que no sea inferior a quinientos dolares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad puede, a los electos de su gravamen fiscal correspondiente y sujeto a las disposiciones de este inciso
y la ley general, otorgar exenciones tributaries ad valorem al desarrollo comunitaio y econ6mico a nuevos negoios yalas ampliaciones de los nego-
cios ya existentes, segun lo establece la ley general. Esa exenciin se puede otorgar exclusivamenle par medio de ordenanza del condado o de la
municipalidad, y solamente con posterioridad a qua los eleclores del condado o de la municipalidad voten ese asunto en un referendum y autoricen
al condado o a la municipalidad a adoptar esa ordenanza. La exen ion que se olorgue en consecuencia se aplicara alas mejoras sabre los bienes
inmuebles que se efectien par a para que las utilicen nuevos negocios asi como tambien a las mejoras sabre los bienes inmuebles relacionados con
la ampliacion de un negocio existence y lambien se aplicari a los bienes muebles de esos negocios nuevos y a los bienes muebles relacionados con
la ampliaci6n de un negocio existence. Los impedes y los limrtes de los imports de la exencian se indicaran par ley general. El perodo de tempo
durante el cual se podri otorgar la exend6n conrespondiente a un negcio nuevo a a ampliaci6n de uno ya existence sera determinado par ley gen-
eral. La autoridad para otorgar esa exencdn finalizara a los diez aios dee la fecha de aprobad6n par los electores del condado o de la municipal-
dad, y podia renovarse par referendum segiin lo disponga la ley general.
(d) Por lay general y sujeto a las condiciones dispuestas en aquella, se puede otorgar una exencion tribularia ad valorem a un mecanismo gen-
erador de energia renovable y al bien inmueble sobre el cual ese mecanismo esta inslalado y en fundonamiento, pr el valor establecido par ley gen-
eral que no super el cost initial del mecanismo y por el pariodo de tiempo determinado par lay general que no podr& superar los diez aios.
(e) Cualquier condado a munidpalidad puede, a los lines de su gravamen fiscal correspondiente y sujeto a las disposiciones de este inciso y la
ley general, olorgar exenciones tribularis ad valorem par conservacis n hist rica a los propielarios de propiedades hisldricas. Esta exend6n se puede
oltorgar exclusivamente por media de ordenanza del condado o de la munidpalidad. Los importes a los limits a los importes de esia exencin asie
como los requisites do admisbilidad de las propiedades deben ser delerminados par ley general. El period de iempo durante el cual se puede otor-
gar esta exencidn al propietario de un inmueble sera determinado par lay general.
(1) Por lay general y suieto a las conditionesdisouestas en aqualla. estaran exentas de gravamen ad valorem de veinfiinco mil dolares del
valor estimado de la IroDiedad suieta a imouesto sabre los bienes muebles tangiables.


ARTICULO 4. Gravamen tributario; valuaciones. -Por ley general se establecern regulaciones destinadas a garantizar una valuad6n just de todos
los bienes sujetos a gravamen ad valorem, siempre y cuando se cumpla con Io siguiente:
(a) La terra para agriculture, la tierra productora de altos niveles de recarga a la caps acuifera de orida, o la tierra quese uiliza exdusivamente
para fines recreativos no comercrdales se pueda dasiicar por ley general y se pueda tasar exclusivamenle sobre la base de/la naturale'z o del uso.
(b) De conformidad con ia ley general los bienes muebles tangibles que se posean pars la venta como existencia de mercaderia as como los
semovientes se puedan tasar para pagar tribute en un porcentaie determinado de su valor, se puedan clasficar a los fines tributaries, o puedan star
exentos de tributacin. .
(c) Todas las personas con dearecho a exenci6n sobre bien de familiar de conformidad con el Articulo 6 de este Apartado tendrd su vienda
familiar tasada a valor just a pair del 1 de enero del ano posterior a la fecha efectiva de esta ennmienda. Esta enmienda se modificard dnicamente de
conformidad con lo dispuesto en el present.
(1) Las valuadiones sujetas a esta disposici6n se modificaran anuaimente el 11 de enero de cada ano; sin embargo los cambios en las valua-
ciones no superaran Jo minimo que se indica a continuaciorn:
a. Tres por clento (3%) de la valuac16n correspondent al sa anterior.
b. El porcentaje de cambio en el Indice de Pretios al Consumidor para lodos los consumidores de la ciudad; el promedio de la Ciudad ameri-
cana, tlodos los item 1967=100, o informed sucesorios correspondientes al ao calendario anterior segun hayan sido originalmente informados al
Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, Oficina de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna valuad6n superard el valor just.
(3) Con posterioridad al cambio de titularidad, segin se disponga por ley general, los bienes destinados a vieenda familiar se valuaran al pre-
cio juslo a partir del 1 de enero del ao siguiente, a menos sue se apliquen las disposiciones del Obrralo (8). Con posterioridad a esa fecha, la
vivienda familiar se tasara segin se dispone en el present.
(4) Las vivendasfamiliares nuevas se tasaran a valor justo a parlir del 1 de enero del ao siguiente al dl esablecimiento de la vivenda, a mesnos
que se apiiquen las disposiclones del orrafo (81. Esa tasacidn solamente se modiicard segdn se disponga en el present.
(5) Los cambios, las adidones, las reduccones, o las mejoras a los bienes destinados a vivienda familiar se valuarin segfin o dispuesto per
ley general; no obstante, con posterioridad al ajuste realizado en virtud de cualquier cambio, adiaon, reducd6n, o mejora, el bien se valuarA
segdn lo que se disponga en el present.
(6) En el caso de que la propiedad deje de ser considerada bien destinado a vvienda familiar, la propiedad se valuara de conformidad con la
ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta enmienda son divisibles. En el caso de quake cualquier disposicin de esta enmienda sea considerada inconstilu-
cional por cualquier tribunal competent, la decsi6ndee ese tnbunal no afectard ni perjudicara ninguna de [as disposiciones restantes de esta
enmienda.
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de arosiedad de mas de una persona.
(d) La legislature, puede, por ley general, a los fines de la valuacion y sujeta a las disposiciones de este inciso, perm tir que los condados y fas
municipalidades autoricen por ordenanza que los bienes hist6ricos se puedan valuar exclusivamente sobre la base de la naluraleza o el uso. Esa val-
uacion basada en la naturaleza o el uso se aplicara exdusiamente en la jurisdiccidn que adopted la ordenanza. Los requisites aplicables a las
propiedades admisibles se deben especticar por ley general.
' (e) Un condado puede, de la manera dispuesta por ley general, oftecer una reduction en el valor de tasacion de la propiedad destinada a vivien-
da familiar en proporcidn al aumento en el valor de lasaci6n de la propiedad en question derivado de la construction o reconstruccidn del bien a los
fines de brindar alojamiento para la viienda a uno o ms abuelos o progenitores naturales o adoplivos del propietario del bien o del esposolsa del
propietarid en el caso de que al menos uno de losa abuelos o progenitores para los cuales se destna el alojamiento tenga 62 alos o mas. Esa reduc-
ci6n no puede superar lo minimo quae se indica a continuaci6n:
(1) El aumento en el valor de tasai6n derivado de la construccin o reconstruction del bien. ,
(2) Veinte por ciento del told del valor tasado sobre el bien mejorado.
I( Para lodos los oravAmenes con exceoi6n de los gravdmenes de distito escolar, valuaciones de bienes inmuebles residenciales seani se
define pmo le general aue comprendan nueve unidades a menos v que no estin sometidos a las restriciones de valuacidn eslablecidas en los
incisos (al a (c) se modificaran exoiusnamente seogn se disonaa en asle inciso.
(1) Las tasadones suelas a este incisose modificaren anualmentsae lalfecha de tasacidn dispuesta por av. la esos cambios do tasaci6n no
sueraran el diez aor cienio (10%) de la tasacidn correspondiente al aio antedor,
(2) Ninruna lasaci6n suerarr el valor iusto.
(31 Con posleriordad a un cambio de tilularidad o control, sedn se define por lea general, inclusive cualauier cambio de tilularidad de una enti-
dad leoal cue Doses a la ropiedad. esa ropiedad se tasara a valor uisto a partir de la orxima fecha dlatasaci6n. Posledormente. esa proiedad se val-
uarA sense e disponna en este inciso.
(41 Los cambios. los asreaados. las reducciones o meioras introducidas en esa oropiedad so tasarn rasegin lo disonaa la levy general: no
obsanle. con poslerioridad a ese cambio. agreado., reduccidn o meiora, se tasarA ia oropiedad sea6n se disponba en este inciso.
If) Respecto de todos los oravAmenes sue no sean los de district escolar. las tasadones de bienes inmuebles no suielos a las resticciones de
tasacidn establecidas en los incisos (al a a)l y a se modificarin exclusivamente seen se disponga eneste Inciso.
(1) Las lasaciones suietas a este inciso se moditicaun anualmente a la fecha de valuaci6n dispuesta por lev: sin embargo esos cambios en las
tasaciones no superaran el 10 % de la asaci6n corresondiente alaio anterior.
(2) Ninouna lasacidn suoerari el valor usto.
(3jLa legislalura debe disponer que la propiedad aue conrresoonda se tase a valor iusto a oadir de la orxima fecha de tasaci6n can dosterior-
idad a una meiora calificada, senin se define por lev general, se realice sobre esa propiedad. Posteriormente, esa Dropiedad se valuarA senun se
disponga en este inciso.
(41 La lerislatura puede disooner oue la oroniedad aue corresoonda se tase al valor custo a oadir de la techa de la rdexima tasacidn cn pos-
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ARTICULO 6. Exenclones para la vvenda familiar.
(a) Toda persona que tenga un derecho legal o equitalivo sobre un bien inmueble y que mantenga en Asle la residencia habitual del propietario u otro
dependiente del propietario por ley o por naturaleza, estard exenta de impuestos sobre aquella, con excepci6n de las valuaciones par beneficios espe-
ciales, hasta la valuacin tasaci6n de veinticino eiremil d6lares, y. ara todos los olros oravamenes oue no sean los gravAmenes de districts esco-
lares, sobre la valuaecin tasada superior a cincuenla ml d6lares v hasia setenta y cinco mil dBlares, con posterioridad al reconocimiento de aquel dere
cho del modo dispuesto por (ey. El bien inmueble se puede poseer por tulo legal o equilativo, en form Integra, mancomunada, en comein, en con-
dominio, o indirectamente a raves de la propiedad accionaria o de la calidad de socio que represent el derecho de propiedad del propietario o del
socio en una sociedad que posea un dominio pleno o derecho de arrendamiento incialmente por un plazo superior a noventa y nueve aios. La exen-
cin no se aplicara respect de ninQuna lista'de valuacidn hasla que en Primer lugar una agenciaestatal designada or lev general determine que esra
lisa cumple con las disosiciones del articulo4. Esta exenci6n Queda anuladaa la techa electiva de cualQuier modificacidn a este Apaado oue dispon-
ga la valuacin del bien destinado a vivienda familiar por debaio del valor iusto.
(b) No se permitirA mas de una exenci6n a cualquier unidad de particular o familiar o respect de cualquier unidad residential. Ninguna exen-
ci6n superara el valor del inmueble table respect del propietario o, en el case de dominion po medio de propiedad accionara o del cardcler.de
sodo de una sodedad, e! valor de la propordn en la que la paticipacidn en la sociedad devenga respect del valor tasado del bien.
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t(e- Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones indicadas en aquella, la Legislatura puede proporcionar a los arrendalarios, que sean residences
permanentes, una desgravaci6n fiscal ad valorem sobre todos los gravdmenes fiscales ad valorem. Esa desgravaci6n fiscal ad valorem sera de la man-
era y por el imporee que se establezca poar ley general.
dpl) Por ley general, la legislature puede permitir que los condados o las munidlpalidades, a los lines de sus gravdmenes Iribultaos respec-
tivos y sujelo a las disposidones de la ley general, otorguen una exenci6n fiscal adidonal sobre viviendas familiares que ho super los cincuenta mil
d6iares a cualquier persona que lenga el derecho legal o equitativosobre un bien inmueble y que conserve an 6el la esidencida permanent del propi-
etario y que haya alcanzado la edad de 65 aaos y cuyo ingreso por grupo familiar, segdin to define la ley general, no super los veinte mil d6lares. La
ley general debe permitir que los condados y las municipalidades otorguen esta exenci6n adidonal, dentro de los limits establecidos en esle inciso,
per medio de ordenanza adoplada del modo dispuesto poar ley general, y debe disponer el ajuste peiddico de latimitaci6n del ingreso establecida en
este inciso debido a modificadones en el cost6o de vids.
es(i Cade veteran quake tenga 65 aos o ms que se encuentre incapacifado en forma permanent en form total o partial recibird un des-
cuento sobre imported del impuesto ad valorem qua de otro modo deba sobre la propiedad destinada a vienda familiar propiedad del veteran y done
reside, en el caso de que la incapacidad se relacione con el combalte, el veteran tera resident de este eslado al moment de ingresar al servicio
military de los Estados Unidos, y el veteran fuera dado de baja con honors al momentao de la separaci6n del servido military. El descuento sera en un
porcentaje igual al porcentaje de incapacidad permanent del veteran relacionada con el combat segin Io determine el Deparlamento de Asuntos
de Veleranos de los Estados Unidos. Para callicar en el descuento otorgado bajo este inciso, el solicitante debe presenter al tasador de bienes del
condddo, con anterioridad al 1 de matzo, evdencia de residencia al moment de ingresar al aseaio military, una carda oicial del Deparlamento de
Asuntos de Veteranos de los Eslados Unidos en la que se indique el porcentaje de incapacidad relacionada conell seraciao y la evidencia correspon-
diente que razonablemente identifique la incapacidad como relacionada con el combate, y una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En el caso
de que el lasador de bienes rechace el pedido de descuento, el tasador debe nolificar al solicitante por escrilo las razones del rechazo, y el veteran
puede volver a solicitarlo, Por ley general, la legislalura puede dispenser el requisite de solicitud annual en los asios posteriores. Este inciso tendrA efec-
to el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de electo inmediato, y no require de legislaci6n de aplicacIon.
APARTADO XII
ANEXO
ARTICULO 27. Exenciones imposilivas a la opooiedad v restricciones a las valuaciones impositivas sobre inmuebles-Las modificaciones a los
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eleciva el de enero de 2019.


You can holiday shop without a trace of holiday debt


WEST PALM BEACH - The
average consumer plans to spend
$923.36 this holiday season, ac-
cording to the National Retail
Federation (NRF). Challenging
economic conditions and a bleak
housing market will cause many
consumers to be more conserva-
tive with their holiday spending,
but many others will find them-
selves struggling to pay holiday
debt well into spring and beyond.
"Nothing takes the joy out
of the season faster than over-
whelming ddbt," said Jessica
Cecere, president of Consumer
Credit Counseling Service (CCCS)
of Palm Beach County and the
Treasure Coast. "Plan carefully,
shop wisely, and don't lose sight
of what is truly important during
the holidays-quality time with
family and friends."
Increasing your income during
the holiday season is a great way
to avoid accumulating debt that
you may spend months paying
off. According to the NRF, almost
600,000 seasonal jobs will be
available in November and De-


cember. Working a few evenings
- a week or weekends can provide
the additional money you will
need to buy gifts for family and
friends without overextending
yourself or your budget.
CCCS offers other tips to help
consumers this holiday season:'
*Budget before you shop
Deciding what you can spend
before you hit the mall can save
you in the long run, especially if
you plan to make purchases with
cash instead of credit. Along with
gifts, be sure to include decora-
tions, wrapping and cards, and
entertainment when developing
your holiday budget. If you will
be traveling this holiday season,
do not forget to include the cost
of travel, gasoline, airfare, hotel
stays, meals and entertainment.
* Make a' list and check it
twice
Make a list of all the people
you want to buy gifts for and
note the amount you would like
to spend on each person, making
sure that your total does not, ex-.
ceed the spending limit you set. If


it does, review and revise the list
until you are within your budget.
If you track your purchases as you
make them, you might find you
save money on some gifts and
have more to allocate to others
on your list.
* Do your homework and shop
around
Retailers already have a full
array of holiday items on display,
and many have already started
offering discounts to encourage
consumers to buy. By getting an
early start on your holiday shop-
ping, you can take advantage of
sales on seasonal items and look
for the best prices on items you
know you want to buy. *In ad-
dition to weekly sales papers,
use online comparison shopping
sites to find the best prices. Sites
such as www.pricegrabber.com
, www.bizrate.com and www.
mysimon.com. Compare the
prices of multiple retailers on the
same item. *You can then order
items online or purchase them
locally. Before you buy, search
for discounts -- www.coupon-


cabin.com is a great resource for
coupon codes that can save you
shipping charges or a percentage
off your total purchase. Have an
expired coupon for a favorite re-
tailer? Many will honor coupons
long past the expiration. Be sure
to ask. Don't rule out non-tradi-
tional retailers -- thrift stores, dis-
count stores, consignment shops,
and specialty stores might have
just what you're looking for at a
much lower price.
*Use credit wisely-or not at
all
Avoid using credit cards to
make holiday purchases, espe-
cially if you are not able to pay
the balance in full at the end of
the month. Spending more than
you have budgeted is much more
likely if you are using credit cards,
especially if you're rushed for
time and .feeling the stress of holi-
day shopping. Leaving your credit
cards at home will help. ensure
that you will stick to your budget,
even if it means spending a little
more time looking for the right
gift.


If you do use credit cards for
holiday shopping, keep a run-
ning tally of what you have spent
and deduct it from your checking
account balance. Incorporating
these purchases into your budget
will help ensure you don't over-
spend.
*Give back to others
If money is extremely tight,
you may.want to give back to oth-
ers, which is truly what the holi-
days are all about. You and your
family may want to volunteer at a
food bank, church, shelter or hos-
pital instead of worrying about
purchasing gifts.
*Make your own gifts
For families with relatives who,
live out of town, children can
make a scrapbook that includes
.test paper, pictures of their favor-
ite activity, a drawing or painting
that they made just for the rela-
tive. And the scrapbook can con-
tain an area to place little notes by
the picture, describing the event
or the occasion. In addition, chil-
dren can make a personal card for
their grandparents/or relatives in-


stead of purchasing a card. These
sentimental gifts mean so much
more than purchasing a bathrobe
or the like.
Consumer Credit Counseling
Service Consumer Credit Counsel-
ing Service of Palm Beach County
and the Treasure Coast (CCCS)
is a 501(c)3 nonprofit commu-
nity-service agency-that provides
confidential budget counseling,
money management education,
debt management, programs,
bankruptcy counseling and edu-
cation, and comprehensive hous-
ing counseling. CCCS is part of a
family of agencies serving nearly
400,000 consumers, who are
primarily from low- and moder-
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states.
Consumers can speak to coun-
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Joint funding of land purchase to help Caloosahatchee River


KEY LARGO - Just two days
after Lee County approved $10
million toward purchasing land
for a project to improve water
quality in the Caloosahatchee
River, the South Florida Water
Management District Governing
Board Nov. 15 approved a Memo-
randum of Agreement with the
county to jointly finance the $37
million land acquisition. *
The State and District together
will add $27 million to Lee Coun-
ty's funds to acquire 1,770 acres
along the river, where a water
quality treatment and testing facil-
ity will be built. Using treatment
cells and technologies now under
development, the project will pro-


vide water quality improvements
in the Caloosahatchee River, con-
tributing toward progress in the
massive undertaking to restore
the northern Everglades.
"This agreement embodies the
spirit of mutually supportive ef-
forts to benefit the environment,"
said South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Governing Board
Chairman Eric Buermann. "Local
citizens, county leaders, environ-
mental groups, state scientists,
engineers and water managers
all worked together to address
common water quality concerns
with the river. We commend Lee
County for its commitment to this
outstanding project, which will


benefit the entire region and its
residents."
"Execution of this Agreement
by Lee County is the culmination
of our efforts to develop and expe-
dite projects for the protection of
the Caloosahatchee River and Es-
tuary," said Bob Janes, Lee Coun-
ty Commission Chairman. "The
Lee County Board of County
Commissioners is thrilled to join
the State and District as partners
dedicated to making protection
of Lee County's precious natural
resources a reality. This is a vital
first step and demonstrates the
commitment of Lee County to
work with our partners." ( Click
here to view Memorandum of


Agreement)
Water managers are target-
ing at least 1,335 acres out of the
1,770 acres of land about eight
miles east of LaBelle in Glades
County for the water quality proj-
ect that will remove nutrients and
sediments from water flowing
into the Caloosahatchee River.
When complete, the facility will
compliment the C-43 West Stor-
age Reservoir to improve the
quantity, timing and delivery of
water into the Caloosahatchee
River and estuary. ( Click here to
view maps of the area, Map 2 )
Located on 10,000 acres of for-
mer farmland in Hendry County
south of the river, the West Res-


ervoir will hold approximately
170,000 acre-feet of water, with
a range in depth from 15.to 25
feet. It will comprise a significant
portion of the total water storage
requirement for the Caloosa-
hatchee Estuary. The reservoir
will capture and store local basin
runoff and a portion of regulatory
releases from Lake Okeechobee,
reducing harmful discharges to
the coastal estuaries, improving
the health of the ecosystem and
revitalizing fish and oyster habi-
tats by maintaining salinity levels.
The Caloosahatchee River
water storage and water quality
projects are a part of the State's
plan to restore the northern Ev-


erglades. The 2007 Florida Leg-
islature this year expanded the
Lake Okeechobee Protection Act
to safeguard and restore the en-
tire northern Everglades system,
including the Lake Okeechobee
watershed as well as the Caloo-
sahatchee and St. Lucie rivers
and estuaries. Over the next two
years, the law calls for the devel-
opment of far-reaching plans to
protect and improve the quality,
quantity, timing and distribution of
water north of Lake Okeechobee.
These plans will augment and
enhance restoration under way
in the remnant Everglades south
of the lake.


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