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Publication Date: December 4, 2008
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
lumber 22 Thursday, Dece


News in
briefs


Arrest blotter


Local arrests page 2


Read with Santa
The Clewiston Library will
be holding a Read with Santa
event on Monday, Dec. 8 begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m.

Miss U.S. South
Fl. Teen Pageant
Registration for the Miss U.S.
South Florida Teen Pageant will
be held on Dec. 4 Dec. 6 at the
Club House at Roland and Mary
.nn Martin's Marina & Resort
located on 920 E. Del Monte
in Clewiston. Registration will
be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls
must be between the ages of 14
to 18. For further information
about the pageant please con-
tact Sulema Sanchez, Executive
Director, at 863-228-2408; Ash-
ley Smith, Assistant Director,
at 863-254-7115, e-mail ques-
tions to missussouthflteen@
botmaill.com or visit us on our
website: http://www.myspace.
com/missussouthflteenpag-
eant.

Yard and Bake Sale
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW
Post 4185 is having an In-Door
Yard and Bake Sale on Friday,
Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
VFW Post 4185 Hall on 501
S. Francisco St. There will be
Christmas Trees and lights, tires,
household items and many
more items. There will also be
a bake sale. If you would like to
donate good used items please
call 863-677-1482 to make ar-
rangements. All proceeds will
go into our Relief Fund to ben-
efit veterans and their families.

Toy Drive
Active Citizens for Children
is having a toy drive for children
ages 5 to 11. New unwrapped
toys or cash donations can be
dropped off at any of the local
banks or Common Grounds
by Dec. 5. All gifts will benefit
needy children in this commu-
rity and are tax deductible. Call
Candace at 863-228-2970 for


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Foundation Open House: A holiday gathering
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Many Clewiston residents gathered at the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation House on Sugarland High-
way on Tuesday for an open house. Guests sampled the delicious food, while enjoying the brilliant holiday decora-
tions throughout the building.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Community members were in a festive spirit during the open house. Pictured left to right are: Karl Larsen (Hos-
pital Foundation Board Member), Lisa Sparks (member of Clewiston Garden Club), Robbie Castellanos (Hospital
Foundation Board Chairman), Glenda Wilson (Hospital Foundation Director), Laurel West (Hospital Foundation
Volunteer).


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Claims men robbed

him, stolen money
later found in his shoe
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- A Riviera Beach
man, driver of a Coca Cola truck,
called Hendry County Sheriff's
deputies to report a robbery that au-
thorities say he was both the victim
and the suspect of.
Ira Lee Haliburton, 25, told of-
ficers he was held at gunpoint and
robbed by two Hispanic males af-
ter he picked up a payment for the
soft drink products in Clewiston.
He claimed the suspects took $835
from him and sped off in a darkly
tinted car.
The engaging narrative, how-
ever, crumbled under the weight of
deputies finding that exact amount
stuffed inside one of his shoes.
The incident happened on Nov.
24, at approximately 3 p.m.
That's when the victim/suspect
called deputies to the site of the Su-
per Primo Gas station at 1950 C.R.
835, the purported scene of the
crime. When they arrived, the man
detailed the robbery, showing offi-
cers where the suspect's car parked
during the robbery, and which di-
rection it went after it happened.
There was one glaring problem,
though.
See Robbery Page 8


Clewiston crime index sees major drop


Crime figures
decrease yet again
for Clewiston
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Behind Don
Gutshall, on the wall, there is a
framed photo of Mayberry's fin-
est.
Providing more than just com-
ic relief, it underlines an ideal.
In his opinion, Chief Gutshall
believes that law enforcement is
less about the badge and guns
and more about knowing every-


one in the community.
"Just about anyone I see, I
know who they are," said Chief
Gutshall. It typifies the kind of
law enforcement that the chief
encourages his officers to fol-
low.
"It's stopping by and helping
Ms. Jones with her groceries,
spending more time outside the
police car than in it," the veteran
administrator said.
That kind of approach seems
to have yielded results.
Studying crime numbers over
the years, a surprising trend sur-
faces: since his hire in 2002, the
chief and his police department


have reported a steady decrease
in crimes reported.
A crime index refers to a cu-
mulative number figured by the
amount of crimes -- murder,
rape, assault, burglaries, etc. --
assigned to a given department.
Simply put, the higher the num-
ber, the bigger the presence of
crime.
In 2002, that number was
926 for the Clewiston Police De-
partment, paling in comparison
to the national average of 213.
Since then, the national average
has risen to 320, while Clewis-
ton's has taken a sharp dive to
190, according to the Florida De-


apartment of Law Enforcement.
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office crime index, in compari-
son, stands at 725.
The chief still remembers his
first days at the department.
When he came on board,
Chief Gutshall said he felt the
weight of the world on his shoul-
ders. The department was a
hodgepodge of inefficiency, the
result of years of mismanage-
ment. Former police chiefs were
either sick or dying; and when
she found out about this, his
wife nearly didn't let him take
the job.
"There was really no one in


charge," the chief said.
There were two kinds of offi-
cers, too: Those who didn't want
to work anywhere else, and
those who couldn't find work
anywhere else.
To make matters worse, divi-
sions began forming inside the
department.
It all led to a problematic situ-
ation in Clewiston.
"I walked into that enormous
crime rate," recalled the chief. "It
was intimidating when I realized
how rampant crime was here."
New officers were given a
See Index Page 8


Locals appeal to the state


Residents argue in
opposition of U.S.
Sugar deal
By Nina G. Wills
Special to The Clewiston News
Emotions ran high at the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) Govern-
ing Board meeting on Tuesday
concerning the pending deal
to buy approximately 180,000
acres of U.S. Sugar Coopera-
tion's land for $1.34 billion to
restore the Everglades.
During public comments,
many local residents spoke to


SFWMD board members about
the consequences of the deal
and asked the district to delay a
decision.
"Slow down! What's the
rush?" was one plea.
Comments ranged from the
future of the economy in the
counties of Hendry, Glades and
Palm Beach to the low lease
prices granted to U.S. Sugar to
continue farming the land for
the next seven years.
Deborah Van Sickle, a resi-
dent of Clewiston and senior
vice president of First Bank of
Clewiston, was nearly in tears
when she spoke to the board.
"You, the state of Florida, are
willing to sacrifice the Glades


communities for the idea of re-
storing the Everglades and the
River of Grass," Van Sickle said.
Since the final contract was
revealed to the public last week,
many area farmers have ques-
tioned the lease arrangements
between SFWMD and U.S. Sug-
ar. According to the contract,
U.S. Sugar can lease back much
of its land at $50 per acre for the
next seven years to continue
farming.
George Wedgworth, presi-
dent and CEO of Sugar Grow-
ers' Cooperative of Florida, sent
a letter to the district stating that
the diminutive lease rates were
See Appeal Page 8


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 4, 2008


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it..


Billy Cole, 23
*Canal Point
*Battery felony
battery or domestic
by strangulation
Kidnap false
imp risonment -
adult
Arrested Nov. 26
Released Nov. 28
on $4,500 bond
David M. Castro, 25
*Clewiston
-Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
'Using a firearm
under the influence
of alcohol
Arrested by CPD J.
Spence on Nov. 28

Willie N. Hunter, 34
*Clewiston
*Aggravated
assault with intent
to commit a felony
-Possession
of a weapon by
convicted felon
Arrested by Deputy
L Brooks on Nov.
30


Jorge Melendrez, 30

Belle Glade
Possession of
cocaine
Arrested Dec. 1
Bond has been
set to $3,000 for
release


Calvin Devol, 27
SSouth Bay
Contempt of
court circuit or
county unlawful
conveyance of fuel
Aggravated battery
on pregnant person
Arrested Nov. 28
Released Nov 28
on $2,000 bond
Ira L. Haliburton, 25
*Clewiston
Larceny theft
between $300 to
$45,000
-Giving a false
statement
Arrested by Deputy
Greg Henderson on
Nov. 24


Wilson Agular, 51

I^ *Clewiston
S'Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested by SPD
Sgt Michaels on
Nov. 28


Kenelia Collins, 34
Belle Glade
SBattery felony
battery or domestic
battery by
strangulation
Arrested Dec. 1
Bond has been
set to $5,000 for
release

Michael Raybin, 29
SSouth Bay
contraband into
introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Nov 26
Bond has been set
to $3,000

Leslie Miller, 25


'Clewiston
*VOP: felony or
community control
Arrested by Deputy
L. Preece on Nov.
26


Terrence Wright, 17

*Clewiston
-Aggravated battery
with a weapon
-Robbery with a
firearm
Arrested by CPO
Officer Clifton on
Nov. 26


Local citizens join Audubon's


109th Christmas Bird Count


Kenneth Hammond, 24
SBelle Glade
of a structure or
conveyance armed
Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested Nov. 25
Bond has been set
to $9,000

Norance Baker, 28
SSouth Bay
'Smuggle
contraband into
prison inmate
introduce remove or
possess
Arrested Nov. 26
Bond has been set
to $3,000

Sylvanis Brice, 17


-Clewiston
SWarrant: Robbery
with a firearm
Arrested by Andy
Lewis on Nov. 25


Roderick Jacobs, 13
*Clewiston
Property damage -
criminal mischief
'Vehichle theft third
degree
S*Dealing in stolen
property
Arrested by Deputy
K. Thomas on
Nov 26


Octavio Martinez, 24


*Belle Glade
* Battery on person
65 years of age or
older
Arrested Nov 29
Released Nov. 30
on $1,500 surety
bond


Roy Houston, 30
*Pahokee
'Drugs health or
safety distribute or
sell imitation drugs
SShoplifting petit
from merchant
second or
subsequent offense
Arrested Nov 30
No bond set
Troy R. Simpson, 19

Clewiston
Warrant battery
resulting in bodily
harm or disability
Arrested by Deputy
J. Garrett on Nov.
29


Johnny D. Ford, 44
Clewiston
Battery on an
officer, firefighter,
EMT, etc
'Obstruction of
justice or attempting
to influence/
intimidate a LEO
Arrested by J. Perez
on Nov. 25


Crime Stoppers


The Palm
Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's





wanted fugi- Marvin Walton.
tive as of No-
vember 26.
Marvin Walton, age 38, is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 5 feet 9 inches
tall and weighs approximately


240 pounds. His last known ad-
dress is listed as Everglades Ave.,
Canal Point, Fla.
Walton is wanted on felony
charges violation of probation:
burglary to a dwelling or con-
veyance and violation of proba-
tion: possession of cocaine.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


Dustin Hart, 24
*Belle Glade
*Burglary dwelling
of a structure or
conveyance armed
S Possession of
burglary tools with
intent to use
Arrested Nov. 26
Bond has been set
to $6,000

James Harris, 45
*Pahokee
*Possession of
marijuana with
intent to sell within
a 1,000 feet of a
place of worship or
business
Arrested Nov. 29
Bond has been set
to $5,000

Tommy Smith, 23

*Clewiston
*Open container
*Possession of
cocaine
PossessiornVuse of
narcotics equipment
Arrested by CPO J.
Spence on Nov 29

Harold T. Hall, 54
*Clewiston
*Warrant burglary
of a structure/
conveyance
*Larceny theft is
between $300 to
$5,000
Arrested by Deputy
L. Preece on Nov.
26
Amos L. Branford, 19
S Clewiston
-Aggravated battery
first degree felony
SWeapons offense
-Robbery with a
firearm
Arrested by CPD
Officer Clifton on
Nov. 26

Broderick McKenzie, 14
*Clewiston
*Burglary of
a structure/
conveyance
unarmed with no
person inside
Arrested by Deputy
N. Thomas on
Nov 26


Submitted photo
Residents and others are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Christmas Bird Count
in Clewiston.


Bird Count Data
is Vital for
Conservation

Local birders and nature en-
thusiasts will join Citizen Scientists
across the western hemisphere to
participate in the 109th annual
Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
All counts take place in loca-
tions throughout North America
and beyond between Dec. 14,
2008 and Jan. 5, 2009.
Birders, photographers, and
compilers are invited to partici-
pate in the STA5-Clewiston 2nd
Annual Christmas Bird Count on
Saturday Jan. 3rd, 2009.
The survey area is a 15 mile
diameter circle located south of
Clewiston. To volunteer contact
Margaret England at 863-674-
0695 or sta5birding@embarq-
mail.com.
Results go into Audubon's
State of the Birds Reports, which
not only shape conservation
initiatives but have made news
around the world.


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On Sept. 22 of this year, a Bird-
Life International report revealed
precipitous declines in popula-
tions of many of the world's most
familiar birds, broadening the
alarm first sounded by Audubon's
2007 Common Birds in Decline
analysis.
Twenty common birds in the
US more than halved in number
in the last four decades.
The Northern Bobwhite quail
fell most dramatically, by 82%.
The holiday bird count also
contributed to Audubon's Watch-
List, which identified 176 species
in the continental U.S. and 38 in
Hawaii in dire need of conserva-
tion help.
The counts also reveal good
news, the return of the Bald Ea-
gle, for example.
"Audubon compiles these
reports because we care about
birds and the quality of the envi-
ronment they share with us," said
Tom Bancroft, head of science for
the National Audubon Society'
"These birds are sending us a
clear message that their fate is de-
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Thursday, December 4, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 3


Glades Day's season ends in loss to Ft.


Meade


Glades Central
bounced from Class
3A playoffs, Pahokee
goes to state semis

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
BELLE GLADE Run Tamorris,
run Tamorris, run.
That's all Tamorris Grace
needed to do in ending Glades
Day's season last Friday.
The Miners running back
scored all three of their touch-
downs in a 21-7 victory over the
Gators to move on to the Class IA
state semifinals.
Grace (178 total rush yards)
scored on Fort Meade's first two
possessions of the game, putting
them up 14-0 in the first quarter.
The first score, a 9 yard run,
came after Miners linebacker
Lakevin Camp picked off Bo
Schlecter's pass in the game's
opening drive.
After Grace scored again on a
4 yard run in the opening frame,


it was a defensive effort the rest of
the first half.
Though Glades Day was down
14-0 going into halftime, they still
had a chance to make a come-
back.
However, it was the Gators of
fense that proved to be a limiting
factor throughout this contest.
Fort Meade's defense did a
great job in keeping Kelvin Taylor
at bay, limiting the eighth-grader
to 16 carries on 70 yards rushing.
Though Schlecter scored
Glades Day's only touchdown
of the game a 1-yard run in the
fourth quarter he couldn't get his
receivers to the end zone.
In this contest, the senior quar-
terback, who has played his last
game for Glades Day, finished 14-
for-29 passing with 158 yards and
three interceptions.
It's not like the Gators defense
played badly they recovered
three fumbles and caught an in-
terception.
But Fort Meade made Glades
Day pay for failing to capitalize on
those opportunities, highlighted
by Grace's third rushing touch-


down, a 6-yard run in the fourth
quarter.
The Miners were up 21-0 at
that point, which proved to be the
final nail in the coffin for the Ga-
tors season.
Glades Day finished the season
with a disappointing 6-6 record,
Notes: The Gators run defense
allowed 262 yards to Fort Meade,
which generally magnified the
biggest weakness they had the
entire season.
Schlecter, who's currently get-
ting college looks from Connecti-
cut and Liberty, finished his senior
campaign with 11 touchdown
passes and six interceptions for
1,615 yards.
Taylor, the son of Jacksonville
Jaguars running back/Glades
Central alum Fred Taylor, com-
pleted his amazing season with
197 carries for 1,692 yards and 27
touchdowns.
Glades Day and Fort Meade
have played each other for 10
consecutive years in the Class 1A
playoffs, with Fort Meade lead-
ing the series with an 8-2 record
against them.


Miami-Monsignor Pace
13, Glades Central 6: The
Raiders season ended last Friday
mostly for one reason.
It's offense just did not execute
like in games past.
Monsignor Pace did a magnifi-
cent job of shutting down Glades
Central, allowing just 149 total
yards in this contest.
The only touchdown that
came from the Raiders was on
a 26-yard touchdown strike from
Kentavious McCoy to Kevin Ben-
jamin.
That score was in the fourth
quarter, after Glades Central was
down 13-0.
The rematch from last sea-
son's Class 3A regional semifinal
proved to be a defensive effort
from both teams once again.
Only this time, Pace came out
on top as it moved on to play
defending Class 3A champion
Naples tomorrow night in the re-
gional finals.
Glades Central finished its sea-
son with an 11-1 record.
Pahokee 45, Fort Lau-
derdale-University 6: The


Blue Devils are the only area team
left in the playoffs after taking care
of business last Friday night.
De'Joshua Johnson, playing at
quarterback for the first time, led
Pahokee to yet another step clos-
er to the Class 2B state title.
Johnson (11-for-16 passing,
202 yards, 2 TDs, I INT) switched
positions with Nu'Keese Richard-
son, who played his natural po-
sition at wide receiver the entire
game.
It proved to be a much-need-
ed spark for Pahokee's offense,
which struggled with Richardson
at the helm in their two previous
games.
Though Johnson threw an
interception to the Suns in the
opening quarter it was returned
for a touchdown he came right
back with a 66-yard touchdown
pass to Richardson (four catches,
99 yards, 2 total TDs).
That was the first six of Pa-
hokee's 45 unanswered points,
which was highlighted by a 10-
yard rushing score in the second
frame from Vincent Smith (16
carries, 126 yards, 2 TDs).


Up 14-6 going into the second
half, Pahokee wide receiver Dex-
ter Holmes caught his only pass
of the game in the third quarter,
an 18-yard touchdown.
Smith saw the end zone yet
again on a 3 yard run later in the
third frame.
Curtis Daley (eight carries, 21
yards) scored a fourth-quarter
touchdown, a 1-yard run.
After Pahokee recorded a safe-
ty, Richardson ended the scoring
with a 55-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown.
The Blue Devils (10-2) move
on to the Class 2B state semifinals,
where they will be on the road to-
morrow night at Frostproof.
It's a rematch of last year's
state semifinal matchup, which
Pahokee won easily en route to
their fifth state title.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


WordPad or Notepad-which is better to use?


By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Some of us still write an old-
fashioned letter occasionally-
the kind that belongs on paper
instead of e-mail.
If it's a business letter, you
don't want to hand write it.
So using the computer is per-
fect for this.
The Windows operating sys-
tem includes some basic text ed-
iting software that really comes in
handy.
It is simple to use and far
less complicated than Microsoft
Word, the most widely used word
processing application.
The programs I'm referring to
are WordPad and Notepad.
These can be found under
your Start button.
Click Start, then Programs and
then Accessories.
If the Accessories panel has
two little down-pointing arrows
on the bottom, then it hasn't
opened fully.
You can drag down to these ar-
rows and click.
The whole accessories panel
will open.
Look for WordPad and Note-
pad.
What is the difference?
Notepad is a plain text editor,


while WordPad is a basic word
processor.

Notepad: Produces a text
document without special for-
matting.
It is not usually the program of
choice for preparing a letter.
That said, I'm going to spend
much more time describing
WordPad.

WordPad: Allows you to write
and prepare your letter or any
simple document for a very pro-
fessional looking product.
WordPad saves your words as
an RTF document which stands
for Rich Text Formatting.
RTF was developed as a pro-
gram that can be read by a wide
variety of word processors.
So it's very versatile.

All about WordPad
When you want to create, edit,
view and print a written docu-
ment, WordPad works quite well
as long as your formatting needs
are simple.
In a word processing applica-
tion, the cursor changes into an
I-beam when in the document
area.
When you click in the docu-
ment, the blinking vertical line


shows you the insertion point or
where your text will appear when
you type.
A word processing application
builds your letter from the top
down.
Don't expect to put text at the
bottom of the screen first.
The opening screen in Word-
Pad is made up of five areas:
Menu: Across the top under
the blue line, is the menu line. It
reads File, Edit, View, Insert, For-
mat and Help.
These are actually pretty stan-
dard in a lot of programs.
File commands act on the pro-
gram as a whole.
Edit commands affect the doc-
ument you are producing.
View commands, just like it
sounds, takes care of the look of
your screen within the program.
Insert commands, there are
only two, allow you to insert a
date and time or a picture.
Format commands control the
look of the text you are entering.
And finally, the Help menu,
gives you information about how
to use the program.
Toolbar: Gives you icons that
make it easy to find the com-
mands you use most often in a
visual way.
For example, new document,


open document, and save docu-
ment, etc.
Format Bar: Again, gives you a
fast way to access ways to change
your font, change the font size and
alignment with a visual prompt.
The text you want to change
must be selected.
It is possible to edit your docu-
ment using simple copy and paste
or by selecting and moving the
text to a new spot.
Select the text you want to
move, put your cursor over the
selected text, click and drag it to
its new location.
Ruler: Use the ruler to con-
trol the placement of text in your
document.
When using even a simple
word processing application,
perhaps the hardest thing to un-
derstand is that each paragraph
retains its own formatting.
So how does that affect you
when you are writing a letter?
You need to remember that if
you want to use the quick way to
change a right or left margin, that
you need to have the text selected
that you want changed.
If your cursor is simply blink-
ing at the end of a line, and no
other lines are selected, the only
line affected by the change is the
one where the cursor is blinking.


If you want to add an indent at
the beginning of your paragraph,
press the tab one time for a one-
half inch indent.
Default tabs are set up every
half inch.
Document Area: This is where
you type your message and
where you apply formatting and
margins.
Some things to remember
about word processing.
In WordPad, your text will
"wrap" at the end of the line
where the margin dictates.
This is a good thing, because
you will not need to use the enter
key at the end of each line, only at
the end of a paragraph.
To position your text on the
printed page, you will need to use
the page setup command, found
in the File menu.
Page setup lets you select
whether your page prints Portrait
(longer than it is wide) or Land-
scape (wider than it is long).
You can also set up margins
for your page.
This allows you to move the
beginning of your letter down
so it fits on stationery with a pre-
printed heading.
Save often!
It's a good idea to save your
document periodically while you


are working on it so that in case
your computer stops working for
some reason, you won't lose any
of your work.
Saving the document will also
allow you to come back to it later
if you want to work on it again.
Learn and use the keyboard
shortcut for Save. Ctrl, on the
lower left of your keyboard plus
"S" will save your work.
Use ctrl>S often.
There are some things you
cannot do in WordPad.
Cannot create tables in
this program
There is no spell check-
er
There are no headers or
footers
Good luck using this versatile
program.
Happy computing!
Email questions or sugges-
tions for topics to dtimmons@
newszap.com.


Reviving the River of Grass: Considering the Facts


Environmental
Benefits and Public
Involvement

South Florida Water
Management District
In December 2008, the Gov-
erning Board of the South Florida
Water Management
District will consider a pro-
posed purchase agreement with
the United States Sugar
Corporation regarding the ac-
quisition of more than 180,000
acres of land located
south of Lake Okeechobee.
This historic transaction would
provide water managers
with the unprecedented op-
portunity to store and treat water
on a scale never before
envisioned for the benefit
of America's Everglades, Lake


Okeechobee and the St. Lucie
and Caloosahatchee rivers and
estuaries.
Potential Environmental Ben-
efits
Increases water storage to
reduce harmful freshwater dis-
charges from Lake
Okeechobee to the St. Lucie
and Caloosahatchee rivers and
estuaries
Improves the delivery of
cleaner water to the Everglades
Prevents tons of phosphorus
from entering the Everglades
Reduces the need for
"back-pumping" water into Lake
Okeechobee
Manages Lake Okeechobee
within a more desirable ecologi-
cal range
Preliminary Restoration As-
sessments District engineers and
scientists have begun exploring
potential restoration projects us-


ing this vast tract of land. As part
of a preliminary hydrologic evalu-
ation, the District utilized a new
computer modeling tool called
the Reservoir Sizing and Opera-
tions Screening (RESOPS) model
to simulate, evaluate and screen a
variety of options, all in a "virtual"
world.
The RESOPS model can
quickly test a large number of
scenarios using 41 years of rain-
fall and hydrologic data from
throughout South Florida.
These scenarios will help to
determine which combinations
of water storage, including reser-
voir sizes, can best meet restora-
tion objectives.
Approximately 250,000 indi-
vidual scenarios were tested in 60
days.
RESOPS analysis shows
that increasing water storage
and treatment capability within


the Everglades Agricultural Area
could provide the significant en-
vironmental benefits described
above.

Ensuring Public Involvement
The significance of this po-
tential Everglades land purchase
led the District to take additional
steps to keep the public informed
and involved with the acquisition
and how it will enhance opportu-
nities to restore the Everglades.
To provide the most up-to-
date information on the acquisi-
tion, the District has a dedicated
Web site at www.sfwmd.gov/
riverofgrass. This site is a compre-
hensive repository for acquisition-
related materials including: news
releases, fact sheets, presenta-
tions, photos and videos, Q & As,
news articles, resolutions, letters
and proposals.
With the contract now un-


der consideration by the District's
Governing Board, additional de-
tails and records (other than trade
secret information as defined in
Florida Statute 812.081) associat-
ed with the acquisition, including
appraisals, are posted on the Web
site for public review.
At public meetings sched-
uled for December 2, 15 and 16,
the District's Governing Board will
continue evaluating the results of
the District's extensive due dili-
gence and consider the terms and
conditions of the proposed pur-
chase contract and lease agree-
ment.
If the acquisition is finalized,
full-scale planning-with public
involvement will take place to
identify environmental restora-
tion project footprints and spe-
cific water storage, water quality
treatment and conveyance proj-
ect options.


District engineers are cur-
rently evaluating a range of con-
ceptual project configurations to
provide a starting point for an ex-
tensive and detailed public proj-
ect planning process.
With full public involvement,
all project planning will follow
a step-by-step approach; iden-
tify challenges and opportunities;
clarify goals, objectives and con-
straints; and identify and evaluate
projects to meet those goals.
The District will continue to
update its Web site and to broad-
cast upcoming public meetings
to encourage public access to all
discussions and decisions.


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Speak Out
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easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to clewnews@newszap.com, online comments get
posted faster and not all phone calls can be printed. Thanks
for participating!


Submitted photo

Clewiston Library
Mayor Mali Chamness and Comissioner Carson Turner
visited the Clewiston Library for Prime Time Family Read-
ing Time with the participating families. They presented
certificates to the adults and children for the six-week
reading program.


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Clubs and organizations


Volunteers Needed -
Hope Volunteer
Training
Hope Hospice will conduct a
volunteer training class at its of-
fice located at 80 Sugarland Park
Drive in Clewiston.
Saturday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Light Breakfast and lunch
provided. Volunteers are needed
for many tasks including patient
care, transportation, and office.
Spanish language skills a plus.
No experience necessary. Atten-
dance the entire day is required.
A volunteer application, TB test,
and criminal background check
are to be completed prior to the
class. To enroll, call Joe Pardi at
863-983-7771 ext. 15180.

Biologist to Speak at
Audubon
Everglades Agricultural Area
Biologist, Elise Pearlstine, will
present an informative program
on "How do Birds Respond to
a Dynamic Agricultural Land-
scape?" at the Hendry-Glades
Audubon meeting to be held at
the Clewiston Museum at 7 p.m.
on Monday, Dec. 8. The museum
is located at 109 Central Ave in
Clewiston south of the Clewiston
Inn. The public is invited to attend


this presentation sponsored by
Hendry-Glades Audubon.
Hendry-Glades Audubon has
over 100 members residing in
Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
Counties. For information about
Hendry-Glades Audubon or chap-
ter sponsored birding events in-
cluding STA5 tours or the January
3rd Christmas Bird Count contact:
Steve Buczynski, Chapter Presi-
dent 863-902-0856 or Margaret
England 863-674-0695 sta5bird-
ing@embarqmail.com

Community Rummage
Sale
Take time to clean out a closet
or garage and help fight cancer at
the same time.
Sunday, Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the U-Save/First Bank
Parking lot, Team U-Save will
sponsor a community rummage
sale to gain support for the Ameri-
can Cancer Society Relay for Life
event. You can reserve a space to
sell your items for only $10 and
either keep your proceeds or do-
nate to the American Cancer So-
ciety. Call Marcia Cellular at 863-
599-0670 to reserve your space or
for further information about this
event. Plan to come and join the
fun with music and Hungry How-
ies Pizza on site.


Guardian ad Litems
needed
You're the only one who ever
listened to me or asked my opin-
ion. --Andrea, 8, said that during
her GAL's monthly visit
Are you flexible, open-minded
and interested in advocating for
a child? Only 65 percent of Hen-
dry County children taken from
their homes due to allegations of
abuse or neglect have a volunteer
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to pro-
tect their interests.
A GAL volunteer has the op-
portunity to be a champion for an
abused, neglected or abandoned
child in court and within the com-
munity-strongly supported by
program staff.
New Guardian ad Litem vol-
unteer training begins soon in
LaBelle.
For information, to apply, or
to ask how your business or or-
ganization can help, call 863-234-
9506.

Boy Scouts scouting
for food, Pack 922
Pack 922 is participating in the
Annual Boy Scouts of America
"Scouting for Food." Non-perish-
able food items are needed to


help supply local food banks. All
food collected by Pack 922 stays
in Clewiston. It will not be includ-
ed in food going to food banks
throughout Florida. You can con-
tribute in several ways:
*Pack 922 will be placing door
hangers around town. (There
is also another Cub Scout Pack
and Boy Scout Troop doing the
same.)
*Pack 922 will be placing a
box inside the door at St. Marga
ret's Catholic Church.
You are welcome to drop food
in the box before or after any of
the daily Masses or services.
(Daily: Saturday, Sunday,
Wednesday and Thursday)
*If you have not had a door
hanger placed on your door, but
would like to donate, please con-
tact Pack 922, who will arrange
for your items to be picked up.
*Drop your items in the box
located at the Chamber of Com-
merce.
We thank you for your gener-
osity towards those who may not
have enough to make it daily or
through the upcoming holidays.
Being able to share a meal is
so important to families. Thank
you again for helping to make this
possible for our local families.
Please contact the Pack through
PJ Mahoney at 561-723-6753.


General News and Information


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

New board members
Three board members, one of them brand new, also took
the oaths of office Nov. 18. Judge James D. Sloan, far left,
is pictured administering the oath to, from left: Sally Berg,
Dwayne Brown and newly-elected board member Ray Cli-
nard.


Briefs count.


Go Green
Help the Clewiston News GO
GREEN and raise money for your
community group at the same
time!
Now readers can read the
Clewiston News online with every
page exactly as it appears in print
with an electronic e-subscription.
These subscriptions are available
by themselves (for those looking


to go totally "green" and read on-
line only) or also bundled with a
print subscription to the newspa-
per.
The Clewiston News will do-
nate $10 of every e-subscription
or print subscription sold by rec-
ognized local community and
civic groups.
For details, e-mail okcirc@
strato.net or call Janet at 863-634
1188


Local Weather Forecast


Weather Forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service.
Clewiston and surrounding areas:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77. East wind between 9 and
11 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. East wind
between 9 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind between 11
and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. North wind
around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind between
9 and 11 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.






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Don't lose your
Homestead
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
Hendry County Property Apprais-
er wants everyone to remember
that if you relinquished your Flori-
da Homesteaded property in 2007
or 2008 and have already (or are
going to) pre-file for 2009 on your
new Florida homestead you may
be eligible for the new "portability
exemption".
If you qualify for portability it
will allow you to carry your cap
(Save Our Homes) with you to
your new Florida property.
If you are upsizing, meaning
the market value of your new
homestead property is greater
than your old homestead prop-
erty, you will be able to carry your
"Save Our Homes" benefit for-
ward up to $500,000.
If you are downsizing, mean-
ing the market value of the new
homestead property is less than
the old homestead property, you
will carry the SOH benefit forward
based on a percentage of old to
new homestead up to $500,000.
You can go to our website
www.hendrypa.org and down-
load the information for what you
need to bring with you to pre-file
for 2009 homestead plus an appli-
cation for portability. If you have
relinquished your Florida home-
steaded home in 2007 or 2008 but
have not yet purchased another
home you can also download a
"Request For Removal of Tax Ex-
emption".
If you have additional ques-
tions please call our office and my
staff will be able to assist you. In
Labelle call 863-675-5270 and in
Clewiston 863-983-3178.

File for 2009 Tax
Savings Early
Honorable Kristina Kulpa
would like all Hendry County
property owners to know that
the deadline for filing any 2009
Homestead Exemption, limited
income Senior Exemption or Ag-
ricultural Classification is March
2, 2009. Ms. Kulpa wants every-
one to be sure that they apply for
these benefits before the deadline
so her office is now accepting ap-
plications for early filing of your
2009 homestead and portability
benefits.
Avoid the rush in January and
February when Senior Exemption
(limited income) and the Agricul-
tural classification applications
will begin to be accepted.
You can go to our website
www.hendryprop.org and down-
load your application form. By
doing this you will be sure that
you have all necessary docu-
ments with you when you come
to the office to apply. Our offices
in Clewiston and LaBelle are open
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
thru Friday. If you need additional
information you can call 863-983-
1591 in Clewiston and 863-675-
5270 in Labelle.

Pre-file now for 2009
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
Property Appraiser, would like
to remind you that you can pre-
file for your 2009 tax exemptions
now. You do not have to wait un-
til January 2, 2009 to file. If you
file early you can avoid the rush,
the waiting in line and perhaps
even forgetting to file and missing
out on the exemption.
Both of our office locations
maintain the same hours 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Please stop by during
those hours and put your filing for
tax exemptions behind you.
If you have any questions on
pre-filing for 2009 you can call our
office in LaBelle at 863-675-5270
or toll free in Clewiston at 863-
983-3178. You can also go to our


website www.hendryprop.org for
additional information.

The Caloosa Humane
Society has 'School
Year Hours'
Please make note of the busi-
ness hours change as follows:
*Tuesday through Friday: 12
p.m. to 5 p.m.
*Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surgery days will remain the
same as always:
*8 a.m. to 9 a.m. drop-off of
scheduled pets for surgery
*2 p.m. to 4 p.m. pick-up of
pets after surgery
Surgery dates are posted in the
lobby of the shelter, on the Web-
site and in return auto-response
e-mails. Thank you and we hope
to see you all at the shelter soon!

Plan now for
November
It is time to organize your
schedule so that you can take
the time off during Thanksgiving
week to attend the Big "0" Hike
around Lake Okeechobee.
The Hike will begin in Pahokee
on Nov. 22, and end at Pahokee
on Nov. 30.
That's nine days of walking
from 9 to 14 miles a day to make
it all the way around the lake.
There is a little bit of a challenge
to this walk.
Hundreds of people have tried
over the years and (for some rea-
son) only about 20 to 30 percent
of the walkers manage to finish
the 9 days. So plan now and get
in shape for November.
For further information please
call Paul at 561-963-9906.

Sponsor a pet
People who love pets but can-
not adopt one for one reason or
another now have another way
to help. Caloosa Humane Society
has just added a feature to its pet
list on Petfinder.com called Spon-
sor a Pet.
With a simple click of a button,
a visitor can make a donation to a
pet's care. To see pets available to
sponsor, visit www.dogncat.pet-
finder.com.

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.

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, Clewiston and Moore Ha-
ven. To get involved in the council
or for information about meeting
dates and times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s Ru-
ral Extension (REACT): 863-674-
1811, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


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Thursday, December 4, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 5


CES Holds 13th Annual Turkey Trot


On Tuesday, Nov. 25, Central
Elementary School held its 13th
Annual Turkey Trot. Thank you
to all teachers, staff, students, and
volunteers who participated and
helped out with the event. The
day was a big success! We would
like to recognize the following
students and teachers for their
achievement at the CES Turkey
Trot:
Pre-K Boys
1st Place: Luis Gonzalez
2nd Place: Juan Rico
3rd Place: Jacinto Mendoza
Pre-K Girls
1st Place: Candelaria Reyes
2nd Place: Mariela Aguilar
3rd Place: Jackelin Lopez
Kindergarten Boys
1st Place: Rondareontae Hunt-

School briefs

Central Elementary
School
Upcoming Schedule:
Dec. 9: "The Incredible Rein-
deer" A Christmas Program begin-
ning at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Grades
PreK, K, and first.
Dec. 10: Jack Hartmann Ed-
ucational Music Program
Dec. 19: Hurricane Make-
Up Day Last Day for Students,
Teachers, and Staff before Winter
Break
Dec. 20 Jan. 4: Winter
Break
Jan. 5 and Jan. 6: Teacher
Professional Day
Jan. 7: Students return back
to school

Eastside Elementary
School


2nd Place: Windle Coring Jr.
3rd Place: Otis Wagner
Kindergarten Girls:
1st Place: Joanna Paredez
2nd Place: Amaya Johnson
3rd Place: Dominique Brooks
Ist Grade Boys:
1st Place: Kharee Adderley
2nd Place: Devon Stuart
3rd Place: Noah McCray
1st Grade Girls:
1st Place: Nicole Roth
2nd Place: Aracely Hurtado
3rd Place: Carmen Morales
Mrs. Gay's Class:
Boys:
1st Place: Dylan Pierce
2nd Place: Nathan Edwards
Girls:
1st Place: Hope Chapman


Christmas Dance and Si-
lent Auction
Eastside Elementary's Safety
Patrol is sponsoring a Christmas
Dance and Silent Auction on Fri-
day, Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The dance is for all students in
grades K-5. Students must be ac-
companied by an Adult. Student
admission price is $5.00, there
is no charge for parents. Silent
Auction will be from 6 p.m. to
7:15p.m. Bring your children out
for a night of fun and get some
Christmas shopping done all at
one time. Hot Dogs and other
refreshments will be sold at the
event.
Christmas Concert
Kindergarten students will be
decorating T-shirts for their 18th
Annual Christmas Concert on
Dec. 12. CHS National Honor So-
ciety Students will help students
decorate their shirts at school.


2nd Place: Stephanie Ve-
lazquez
3rd Place: Laytreal Odom
2nd Grade Boys:
1st Place: Donshamar Wagner
2nd Place: Jesus DeSantiago
3rd Place: Antonio Lara-Gal-
lardo
2nd Grade Girls:
1st Place: Jasmine Ruiz
2nd Place: Nagianna Gary
3rd Place: Derricka Ingram
3rd Grade Boys:
1st Place: Aldulvar Gary Jr.
2nd Place: Shaige Brissett
3rd Place: Jaden Bryan
3rd Grade Girls:
1st Place: Tamarian Mixon
2nd Place: lyanna Robinson
3rd Place: Shawntira Carter
4th Grade Boys:


Dec. 16 is the Christmas Concert.
It will be held in the Cafeteria.
There will be a drawing for our
Christmas Stocking Give-a-way.
Two winners will be selected.
Thank you
Third, fourth, and fifth grade
students would like to thank ev-
eryone that bought candles from
them to help raise money for their
upcoming field trips.
Upcoming Events:
Dec. 8 to Dec. 12: Santa's
Workshop will be held in the Me
dia Center
Dec. 12: Safety Patrol Mem-
bers are having a Christmas
Dance in the Cafeteria
Dec. 16: Our Kindergarten
Christmas Concert will be held in
the Cafeteria
Dec. 22: Winter Break begins
Monday
Parents please note
Don't forget, you can check


1st Place: Keithavius Pass
2nd Place: Delroy Greenland
3rd Place: Jhalin Humphries
4th Grade Girls:
1st Place: Autaija Davis
2nd Place: Mya Brown
3rd Place: Melisa Cruz
5th Grade Boys:
1st Place: Maurice Murphy Jr.
2nd Place: Azeekwuia Bryant
3rd Place: Michael Lee
5th Grade Girls:
1st Place: Zaylyn Negrete
2nd Place: Micquiera Johnson
3rd Place: Ivelisse Rivera
Teacher's Race (Water Bal-
loon Toss)
Winning Team: Mr. Borghese
and Miss Nicholls.


our Eastside Web-site for the lat-
est events that are coming up,
your daily lunch menu, messag-
es from your teacher, and a lot
more just by logging on to www.
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schools, then you can choose
Eastside Elementary.

Westside Elementary
School
Westside Elementary is having
a concert on Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. for
all Westside Students. We would
love to have you or someone from
the newspaper come and cover
the event. It is being called a song
and a slice. People can come and
listen to the music and for $2.00
have a slice of pizza, a drink, and
a bag of chips. All are welcome to
come and enjoy to festivities.


Lunch Menu
Hendry County District
Schools lunch menu for the
week of: Dec. 4-11
Clewiston area schools
Primary grades
Thursday, Dec. 4: Cheese-
burger, with lettuce, tomato,
and pickles, French fries, orange
juice choice of milk
Friday, Dec. 5: Turkey sand-
wich, vegetable beef soup, oat-
meal raisin cookie, cherry slush,
choice of milk
Monday, Dec. 8: Mac and
cheese, popcorn chicken, or
sausage patty, green beans,
diced peaches, choice of milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 9: Hot dog,
baked potato tots, cole slaw
with dressing, strawberry cake,
or cookie, choice of milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 10: Ital-
ian dunkers, corn, pineapple,
ice cream cup, choice of milk.
Thursday, Dec. 11: Bar-
beque chicken sandwich,


sunchips, baked beans, orange
pineapple juice, choice of milk
Secondary grades
Thursday, Dec. 4: Chili with
beans, baked cheese sandwich,
diced pears, choice of milk.
Friday, Dec. 5: Chili dog,
baked potato tots, mixed fruit,
oatmeal raisin cookie, choice of
milk.
Monday, Dec. 8: Barbeque
chicken sandwich, French fries,
oranges, chocolate chip cookie,
choice of milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 9: Nachos,
tossed salad, corn, mixed fruit,
choice of milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 10: Hoa-
gie sandwich with lettuce and
tomato, baked potato chips,
vegetable cup, shape up, choice
of milk.
Thursday, Dec. 11: Turkey
and stuffing, mashed potatoes,
green beans, mixed fruit, roll,
choice of milk.


CHS Readers of the Month


For the month of
October.

Jose Chavez and Doris Acuna
have been chosen by the Literacy
Leadership Team at CHS as Stu-
dent Readers of the month for
October. Doris is a Junior who
enjoys reading romance and ac-


tion novels. She is the daughter
of Arelys Sosa and Juan Acuna.
Jose, the son of Maria Diaz and
Jose Chavez, is a freshman who
likes to read fiction as well as
books about history and science.
These students were nominated
for this honor because they are
always reading.


CHS Students and Athletes of the Month


For the month of
November.

CHS Students of the Month are
students who work hard, put forth


great effort in all that they do, are
honest, reliable and dependable.
Great job to Marco Rangel 12th
grade and Darinka Ruiz 12th
grade. Marco and Darinka also set
a good example for the rest of the


student body.
Our Athletes of the Month
for November 2008 are Darris
Hughes 12th grade and Diana
Hernandez 9th grade. These
hardworking athletes always try
their best and always put forth


extra effort in both practices and
events.
Darris and Diana are definitely
team leaders who are also hon-
est, reliable and dependable. Con-
gratulations to these athletes!


Submitted photo
Pictured from left to right is Jose Chavez and Doris Acuna,
CHS Student Readers of the Month for October.


Submitted photo Submitted photo
Marco Rangel. Diana Hernandez.


Darris Hughes.


Submitted photo


Darinka Ruiz.


Submitted photo


Submitted photo

Stone Soup at Eastside Elementary
Eastside Elementary First Grade students read a folk fairy tale about Stone Soup. The story is about three hungry soldiers
who are provided a feast of Stone Soup. Students learned how to compare and contrast all the different ingredients that
were used to throw the soup together. Students in Mrs. Sara Sanchez's first grade class enjoyed eating Stone Soup dur-
ing class on Tuesday, Nov. 25.


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RAK Club blesses Family

Care
Students from Clewiston Christian School recently pre-
sented a toddler table and four chairs to Glenda Wilson
and Lynn Chiarelli who acted as representatives of the
Hendry Family Care Center. Funds for the set were raised
by members of the Random Acts of Kindness Club at the
city sponsored Fall Festival.


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The Glades County School Board
Held A Reorganizational Meeting
On November 18, 2008
And Established The Following
Meeting Schedule

A Regular Meeting Will Be Held
On December 11, 2008 at 9:00a.m.
Beginning In January, Regular Meetings
Will Be Held On The
Second Thursday At 6:00p.m. And
The Fourth Thursday At 9:00am.
In The Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-2083





6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 4, 2008


Religion briefs

A Christmas
Cantata to be held
in Belle Glade
The Chancel Choir of Commu-
nity United Methodist Church will
present "GO TELL IT," a cantata
arranged by Jack Schraeder, on
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The program, directed by Car-
ol Schmidt and accompanied on
the piano by Karen Corbin, fea-
tures Milton Carpenter and Becky
Watson as narrators.
An offering will be received to
benefit mission projects.
The public is cordially invited
to share the joyous Christmas sto-
ry with the congregation at Com-
munity United Methodist Church,
401 SW First Street, Belle Glade.
Please call 561-996-5568 re-
garding inquiries.

Plenty of food and
fellowship in
Palmdale
On Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
there will be food and fellowship,
at 7 p.m. gospel, music and the
word brought this month by pas-
tor Paul Harris from the Church
of the New Beginning at Port La-
belle.
Come and listen to a man who
knows the word of God.
You are also welcome to our
Christmas dinner that night, if you
don't have a place to go come be
with us, all are welcome we are
located on the corner of Fifth and
Main, at the community building
in Palmdale.

Christmas through
Jewish Eyes, a
presentation
Dr. Rich Freeman of Cho-
sen People Ministries will share
"Christmas through Jewish Eyes"
at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
worship services at First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston
on Sunday, Dec. 7.
The community is invited.

Special Wednesday
nights at First
Christian!
During the month of Decem-
ber, First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. in Clewiston, will be
having a Special Study.
The first three Wednesday
Nights the Church will be study-
ing Rick Warren's "The Purpose
of Christmas."
This includes a DVD with Rick
Warren and a Study Leaflet.
On Dec. 10 the study if entitled,
"A Time Of Salvation."
On Dec. 17 the study is entitled,
"A Time of Reconciliation."
On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve,
there will be a Christmas Eve
Candlelight Carol Service.
Preceding each of these Ser-
vices there is a Potluck Dinner at
6 p.m. with the Services to follow
at 7 p.m.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, cordially invites the
public to attend these special ser-
vices.

First Christian plans
a busy Christmas
season in Clewiston
First Christian Church has
made plans for a busy Christmas
Season.
The first three Wednesday


Nights at 7 p.m. the church will
be studying Rick Warren's "The
Purpose of Christmas."
Each Sunday those who attend
will receive a Christmas Memento
of their attendance.
On Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. the
Church Choir will be present-
ing the Cantata, "JOY TO THE
WORLD," under the direction of
Jackie Miller, Minister.
Soloist include Deanna Walker
and Heather Giddens. On that
same day at 7 p.m. the Christ-
mas Program, "JOY FOR THE
WORLD," will be presented un-
der the direction of Heather Gid-
dens.
Christmas Treat Bags will be
given out after this service.
On Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas
Eve, a Christmas Candlelight Car-
ol Service will be held.
Jackie Miller, Minister of First
Christian, cordially invites the
community to attend any or all of
these Special Services.

Clewiston Church of
God Service Times
announced
The Clewiston Church of
Christ would like to announce
their regular service times to the
public and invite anyone interest-
ed in attending.
Sunday Bible Class will begin
at 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship be-
gins at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Worship will start at 6 p.m., and
Wednesday Bible Study starts at
7 p.m.
The Clewiston Church of
Christ is located at 336 Central
Ave in Clewiston.
For further information please
call 863-983-8822.

Christmas Dinner for
all seniors in
Clewiston
All seniors are invited to a com
munity wide Christmas dinner on
Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 12
p.m. at John Boy auditorium.
Gifts and door prizes will be
given out!
This event is sponsored as a
no charge gift to the seniors of
our community by our area busi-
nesses and churches.
Make your reservations with
your local church or call 863-983-
5269.

Rummage, Bake Sale
at Calvary Baptist
Church
The youth of Calvary Baptist
Church are having a Rummage/
bake sale every Saturday morning
from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The church is located at 1075
Davidson Rd. Hookers Point. in
Clewiston.
We are raising funds for a
youth seminar in January. Dona-
tions accepted.

Ladies Outreach
Ministry hosts a
bake sale
Evangel Church Ladies' Out-
reach Ministry will be hosting a
country breakfast and bake sale
on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to
11 a.m. at the Outreach Center on
350 South Berner Road.
The country breakfast is all you
can eat with a suggested dona-
tion of $6 and $2.50 for children
under 6.


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Cecile Elizabeth Yoder
Pape, 96
LAKE PLACID Cecile Elizabeth
(Yoder) Pape, went to be with her
Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008,
at the age of 96, following a brief ill-
ness.
Born to Americans Samuel Joseph
Yoder and Daisy May Blosser on May
11, 1912, in Omaja, Cuba, Cecile was
the first daughter of 12 children born
to the Yoders.
The family returned to the United
States and after a short residence in
Tampa, moved to Moore Heaven in
August of 1918, where her father
made a living by farming and later as
the Postmaster.
Cecile graduated from Moore
Haven High School, secretary of the
class of 1931. After graduation, she
took a position as clerk and acting
postmaster, assisting her father for
the remainder of his term.
Cecile married Henry L. Brooks
and was blessed with her only child,
William Lynn. Following her father's
death in 1936, she left the Post Office
to become a stenographer for the
Glades County Agricultural Agent.
In 1940, Cecile was clerk and book-
keeper for the Superintendent of
Public Instruction in Glades County.
A year later, she took a temporary as-
signment as a stenographer for the
State Legislature. She returned in
June 1941, to work as a stenogra-
pher for U.S. Sugar in Clewiston.
In 1942, following the establish-
ment of the Women's Military Ser-
vice, Cecile became a Junior Clerk
Typist for the war department, work-
ing in the office of the U.S. Engineer
in Clewiston.
In 1944, she went to work for John
B. Orr, Inc. as a supervisor in Pur-
chasing and correspondence reports.
In 1945, Cecile served in Palm
Beach, Florida as a clerk, maintain-
ing staff personal records and super-
vising office employees at a special
hospital established by converting a
hotel into military facility. She was
then part of the staff that restored the
hotel to its former beauty.
Cecile was reelected three times as
Glades County Tax Collector and
served until her retirement. She re-
married in 1953, becoming the wife
of former classmate Marvin Earl
Pape. The couple eventually moved
from Moore Haven to Englewood.
They also enjoyed a home on Eagle
Mountain in Hiawassee, Ga.
In 2000, having survived her hus-
band, her son, and her granddaugh-
ter, Elizabeth, she moved to Lake
Placid, Florida to be nearer to family.
She is survived by two sisters,
Marion Bender (Guy) of Grand Junc-
tion, Colo., and Patricia Hannah of
Lakeland; two stepdaughters, Judy
Bowen of Moore Haven and Shirley
Christopher of Sebring. She was
"Grandma Cecile" to 12 grandchil-
dren, Ted Brooks of Gulf Breeze,
John Brooks of Nashville, Ga., De-
nise Holbrook of Lehigh, Michelle
Yates of Lake Placid, Camille Egan of
Jupiter; Elizabeth Brooks (de-
ceased), Debbie Peterson of Destin,
Donna Christopher of Sebring, Jeff
Christopher (deceased), Kimberly
Laws of Santa Rosa Beach, Murray
Bowen of Ft. Lauderdale, and Dee
Dee Bowen (deceased); 21 great-
grandchildren; and 10 great-great-
grandchildren.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Venus Ce-
metery, with a celebration dinner
will follow for friends and family at
the Venus Clubhouse.
Arrangements entrusted to Chan-
dler Funeral Home.


Gladys Gunn
Keene, 75
FOUNTAIN Gladys Gunn
Keene, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in
her home. She was 75.
She had been a resident of Foun-
tain since 1973, moving from Moore
Haven.
She was preceded in death by her
father, Walter Lee Gunn; mother,
Della Langdale Gunn; husband, Jim-
mie Carol Keene; son, Jimmie Lee
Keene; sisters, Lois Hendry, and Del-
la Mae Bembry; and a brother, Floyd
Gunn.
She is survived by her son,
Dwayne Keene, of Fountain; sister,
Joyce Vickers and husband R.C., of
Panama City; aunt, Frankie Lang-
dale, of Moore Haven; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Cle-
wiston.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m.
Thursday at The Ortona Cemetery,
12870 W SR 78, Moore Haven.


Mattie Lee Williams
Hadley, 87
LAKELAND Mattie Lee Williams
Hadley, was born on Feb. 16, 1921,
in Bassinger. She died from heart
failure on Nov. 22, 2008, in Lakeland
Regional Medical Center. She was
87.
Mattie was proud of being a fourth
generation "Florida Cracker." One of
her ancestors signed the voter regis-
ter in the vote to make Florida a
state. She married Arthur Edward
Hadley in 1936. They lived in central
and south Florida for the 50 years
they were married.
During her childrearing years she
was a very active member of First
Baptist Church of Moore Haven,
Florida. Mattie and Arthur moved to
Lakeland in 1958 and ran a business
on Highway 98 North for many
years. Later, Mattie was active in
Crestview Baptist Church in Lake-
land, serving on the hospitality com-
mittee and as secretary-treasurer of
her Sunday School class.
Her family and her church were
central to her life, but she found
time and ways to help many others
in unfortunate circumstances. She
was well known by family and
friends for faithfully sending thought-
fully selected birthday cards. Her fa-
vorite charity was the Baptist
Children's Home, which has a cam-
pus and a state office in Lakeland.
Mattie was preceded in death by
her husband, Arthur Hadley; three
sons; Arthur Hadley Jr., Ralph Had-
ley, and "Jake" Hadley.
She is survived by her sister, Abbie
Whidden, Moore Haven; two daugh-
ters; Betty Baxter and Helen Sawyer,
both of Lakeland; five granddaugh-
ters; Connie Timmons, Sonya Parks,
both of Lakeland, Abbie Messer,
Crawfordville, Cynthia Hadley,
Huntsville, Ala., Jennifer Gauthier,
Eldorado, Ark.; and 10 great grand-
children.
Services were held Wednesday
Nov. 26, 2008, in Lanier Funeral
Home in Lakeland.


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Thursday, December 4, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 7



The Mayaimis Indian Nation on Lake Okeechobee


The construction of
dugouts to navigate
the lake

By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The calloused fingers of the
carver moved across the cypress
dugout with the finesse of a mae-
stro pianist, stroking and tapping
the smooth, polished sides for
tones or flaws that would indicate
hull weaknesses.
Finding no defects in his crafts-
manship, the carver now gazed
at the high protruding bow that
arched slowly, forming two long
tapering sides that met at the
stern.
Its high bow and lean, graceful
sides were birthed for seaworthi-
ness and speed on the inland sea,
Lake Okeechobee.
This tale reflects the impor-
tance of the dugout to the early
inhabitants of Lake Okeechobee.
The dugout was their automo-
bile and the lake, creeks and riv-
ers their highways.
It's time to take "A Walk in
The Past," review the dugouts of
yesterday and examine some of
those forgotten rivers and towns
that once existed around Lake
Okeechobee.
Archeologists agree that the
Indians in Florida constructed
dugouts according to their needs.


Dugouts designed for large
lakes and seacoast were longer,
wider, and had higher bows.
Those used by Mayaimis on
Lake Okeechobee probably
looked much like the Calusa dug-
outs that once plied the waters
of the Ten Thousand Islands and
Gulf of Mexico.
The Calusa and Mayaimis In-
dian nations had close ties and
were probably "kissing cousins,"
an arrangement that encouraged
trade between the two nations.
The Calusa and Mayaimis re-
quired dugouts that could trans-
port trade goods and safely trans-
verse large bodies of open water,
so they probably used very similar
dugout designs.
Unfortunately, no Calusa or
Mayaimis dugouts have ever been
found to validate this suggestion.
I have never found any docu-
mentation that recounts the dis-
covery of a Mayaimis dugout on
Lake Okeechobee. (Please con-
tact the Clewiston Museum if you
have knowledge of a dugout dis-
covery on Lake Okeechobee.)
The later Seminole dugouts
were generally associated with
the shallow waters of the Ever-
glades, but this is a mistake be-
cause its design expresses great
nautical lines that made it very
adaptable on the open waters of
Lake Okeechobee and the south
Florida coast.
Seminoles used dugouts dur-
ing the Second Seminole Indian


War to cross a stretch of open
sea and raid a community in the
keys.
The Mayaimis dugouts prob-
ably had similar nautical lines.
The Mayaimis towns, dugouts
and watery highways were in-
separable.
Creeks and rivers flowing in or
out of Lake Okeechobee served
as highways for travel, hunting
and trade.
Towns were built around Lake
Okeechobee at the mouths of
these watery highways.
The beginning of most great
civilizations started once upon
a time on a river or lake, so it
should come as no surprise that
the Mayaimis Indians built their
towns around creeks and rivers
around Lake Okeechobee.
Years later the early Florida
settlers carried on this ageless
tradition and built many of their
towns (Moore Haven, Lake Har-
bor, South Bay, Chosen and Canal
Point) along canals dug in the
1900s to drain the Everglades.
The town of Clewiston started
on a strip of sandy beach called
Sandpoint, and its first business
district was established on Fran-
cisco Street, which is parallel to
the Industrial Canal.
V.P. Killer was an engineer
who worked for Diston Hamilton,
a Philadelphian that attempted to
drain the Everglades.
He said that there were seven-
teen streams leading out of Lake


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Okeechobee; however, he failed
to name any of the streams.
Lawrence E. Wills, the noted
Glades historian provided more
detail. He described some of the
river locations
Canal Point Area The
Stuckey's Ditch and Pelican River
Pahokee Area The
Cowhorn Slough, Whiddens Ca-
nal, and Forked River
Chosen and Belle Glades
Areas The Leatherman River,
Democrat River, and Copper's
River
South Bay Area The
Hutchinson creek and Dowell's
River Lake Harbor Area -
Lake Harbor Area The
Cason River and Ritta River
The Clewiston Area -
There was an inlet running west
through Sand Point into a bay that
probably had a small river flow-
ing west into the Glades.
Hendry, Glades and Lee
Counties The Caloosahatchee
River
Lake Port Area Fish-
eating creek in the
Okeechobee City Area -
The Kissimmee River and Taylor
creek
Many of these rivers were
destroyed when the Everglades
around Lake Okeechobee was
drained.
The Mayaimis towns that once
flourished in very close proxim-
ity to our communities are now
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around the lake remind us of their
past existence.
How many Mayaimis towns
were there and how populated
were they?
Fontanedo said there were
many towns on the lake with
town populations ranging from
30 to 40 people and that several
were much larger.
Fontanedo also gives us a
glimpse of their culture.
He said, "The men go naked,
and the women in a shawl made
of a kind of palm-leaf, split and
woven. They are subjects of Car-
los, and pay him tribute of all the
things I have before mentioned,
food and roots, the sins of deer,
and other articles."
King Carlos was chief over the
Calusa Indian nation at that time.
He used the power that the Calusa
Indian nation wielded over other
neighboring Indian nations to de-
mand tribute, which was a tax.
I wonder what the millage
rates were on lake front property
back in the day.
One thing is for sure, "Death
and Taxes," some things never
change.
Since I was a boy, I have heard
stories about how tall the Mayai-
mis Indians were.
Lawrence E. Wills makes ref-
erence to the Mayaimis Indian
bones found on the south shore
of Lake Okeechobee.
He said the bones were very
large when compared to the set-


tlers who found them.
An engineer working in the
area was 6'3" and found a femur
bone that was several inches lon-
ger than his.
A skeleton at another location
was sent to Gainesville and re-
viewed by anthropologists.
They reported the skeleton
was a Calusa or Mayaimis female
Indian that once stood six feet.
There will be more Tall Tales
about the Mayaimis Indian towns
and the food they ate in next
week's edition of "A Walk in The
Past."
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston
Museum if you have questions,
artifacts, pictures, or a "Whale
of a Tale" that you would like to
share.
The Museum's hours are from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston
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He can be reached at clewis-
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Robber
Continued From Page 1
When they reviewed the sur-
veillance video with a clear view
of the scene, investigators were
perplexed to find that, between
the time that the Coca Cola driver
pulled into the parking lot, and
the moment when deputies ar-
rived, no other vehicle was seen
in the vicinity.


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Continued From Page 1
higher salary to start, and the ad-
ministration slowly began to take
form.
"The secret to becoming a
good supervisor is finding some-
one more talented, more capable
than you," Chief Gutshall shares.
To that end, he hired Kristine Pe-
tersen as his assistant chief.
"Getting Kristine on board
was key. Somebody has to be the


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below the state's $220 an acre ap-
praised value of the land.
"This deal would imperil the
very livelihood of many area
farmers. It would create a super
competitor. Consider everyone's
interest, not just one company's,"
Wedgworth said.
During the meeting, Wedg-
worth offered the district $150
per acre annually to lease U.S.
Sugar's land.
In a telephone interview
with the Clewiston News after
the meeting, Robert Coker, vice
president of U.S. Sugar, said the
company's board looked at the
SFWMD deal in its entirety. He
argued that it was not necessary
to focus on the details since this
was an overall negotiation with a
major economic impact.
Fritz Stein, an area farmer, dis-
agrees, "Lofty goals look good on
paper, but the devil is in the de-


Purchase Contract
and Lease
Agreement

South Florida Water
Management District
In December 2008, the Gov-
erning Board of the South Florida
Water Management District will
consider a proposed purchase
agreement with the United States
Sugar Corporation regarding the
acquisition of more than 180,000
acres of land located south of Lake
Okeechobee. This historic trans-
action would provide water man-
agers with the unprecedented op-
portunity to store and treat water
on a scale never before envisioned
for the benefit of America's Ever-
glades, Lake Okeechobee and the
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee riv-
ers and estuaries.
Summary of the Proposed
Agreement
U.S. Sugar Corporation has
agreed to sell its land holdings to
the District for the primary pur-
poses of Everglades restoration.
The two parties finalized a pro-
posed purchase contract for pre-
sentation to U.S. Sugar's Board
of Directors and to the District's
Governing Board.
Under a separate assignable
lease agreement, U.S. Sugar has
the option to continue agricul-
tural operations on the land for
seven years.
Under this proposed agree-
ment, U.S. Sugar would retain
ownership and continue operat-
ing the company's major assets,
including its sugar mill, refinery,
citrus processing plant and rail-
road.
Both the real estate contract
and lease agreement are subject
to the review and approval of the
District's Governing Board.
Both parties must execute
the proposed agreement by De-
cember 16, 2008, for it to become
effective.
The District reviewed thou-
sands of documents including
title policy and surveys, leases,
contracts, licenses and mainte-
nance records as part of its due
diligence to support a proposed
purchase.
The District's legal team was
supported by attorneys from Sid-
ley Austin, LLP, a full-service firm
with an experienced transactional
practice in corporate mergers and
acquisitions.
About the Real Estate Transac-
tion
The District would take own-
ership of a minimum of 180,000


Are you sure you were robbed,
investigators asked him?
Yes, he said, and he provided a
description of the suspects: both
males, weighing about 150 and
measuring about 5'8" each.
According to the police report,
Haliburton was so shaken up that
he could not fill out the complaint
himself and asked deputies to do
it for him.
When he was asked how
much money he had on him, the
man reportedly said he had about

hammer, and that's her," he said.
The chief explains that the larg-
est contributing factors to crime
are poor economic conditions
and drugs. You'll find, he said,
that an area with drug problems
sees an increase in other crimes
closely linked to narcotics: rob-
beries, battery cases, assaults.
Stamping out the drugs means
putting a dent in those other
crimes, and it's what the depart-
ment, armed with new hires and
new faces, set out to do.
The 'new' police force has
enjoyed many successes in corn-

tails."
Farmer after farmer rose to
the podium during the meeting
to condemn the deal, claiming
that the price was unfair and their
farms would suffer tremendous-
ly.
"Without a competitive pro-
cess for leasing lands, vegetable
markets would be destroyed.
There would be huge over pro-
duction," said Paul Orsenigo,
president of Orsenigo Farms and
Grower's Management Inc.
But Mr. Coker disagrees.
"This 'competitive edge' is
nonsense. At the end of my sev-
en-year lease, they can bid to their
heart's content," Coker said.
The vice president also said
that if the district wanted to raise
the lease rates for U.S. Sugar they
would also have to raise the pur-
chasing price.
"The purchase price is very
low. There is less cash up front,"
Mr. Coker said.
Fear seemed to be the central
theme for many residents who
still wonder what will happen to


acres land.
The purchase would include
the acquisition of water control
and conveyance infrastructure
located on the land, including
pump stations, some of which
may ultimately be incorporated
into environmental projects and
utilized to convey water for resto-
ration purposes.
The proposed purchase
price is $1.34 billion. Subject to
approval by the Governing Board,
validation and market conditions,
the District would issue certifi-
cates of participation to finance
the land acquisition.
The purchase price was
established after extensive nego-
tiations and is supported by two
independent appraisals. Land
holdings were appraised at $1.3
and $1.37 billion.
As is typical with a District
land acquisition, the cleanup of
pollutants to commercial stan-
dards would be the responsibil-
ity of the seller (U.S. Sugar); the
purchaser (District) would be
responsible for any remediation
needed to achieve ecological
standards. Typically more strin-
gent than commercial cleanup
standards, ecological standards
are the benchmarks that would
need to be achieved for an en-
vironmental restoration project.
Acreage requiring cleanup to eco-
logical standards by the District
would be determined by the proj-
ect footprint.
The total cost to remediate
the issues attributed to U.S. Sugar
is estimated at $16.5 million. Un-
der the agreement, the District
would assume control over re-
mediation, which is the preferred
option. U.S. Sugar would provide
the District with a $21.5 million
payment for the environmental
cleanup-130 percent the esti-
mated remediation costs.
U.S. Sugar would also retain
responsibility for any undiscov-
ered or new contamination. U.S.
Sugar would be responsible for
the remediation-to commercial
standards f any pollution dis-
covered during the lease period
and for three years after its termi-
nation.
An "evergreen" General Es-
crow Fund would be established
by U.S. Sugar and maintained at
a minimum of $10 million for any
undiscovered environmental im-
pacts.
The sale and purchase of the
property shall occur 90 days after
court validation of the Certificates
of Participation. The agreement
may be terminated if validation
has not been issued on or before


$120 in his wallet and showed the
money to investigators.
But during a subsequent pat
down, investigators found the sto-
len money in his shoe. Authorities
seized $835 from the man, which
matched a document register
showing a cash-on-delivery pay-
ment made by Jiffy Mart in the
amount of $835.
The man had no explanation
for this.
The suspect now faces charg-
es of larceny in an amount greater

bating drugs. A few years ago, the
department infiltrated a Jamaican
drug cartel and seized millions in
illegal narcotics. Undercover of-
ficers took to Clewiston's streets
to identify and bust traffickers.
Little by little, the drug operators
were caught, sent to jail, or run
off completely.
Now, the chief said, it is a dif-
ficult proposition to find any drug
activity in the area. Every once and
again something is found, but it's
a far cry from the early days of his
administration.
"There doesn't appear to be

their jobs and homes if U.S. Sugar
closes its doors.
"My taxpayer's money is going
to be used for my own demise,"
said Carl Berner, who owns Bern-
er Oil in Clewiston, in a public
comment.
Mali Chamness, mayor of
Clewiston, asked for a detailed
economic transition plan to en-
sure that the area remains a sus-
tainable, viable community. She
said no plan by Governor Charlie
Crist's office has shown what the
consequences of the U.S. Sugar
deal will be and how the state
plans to avoid an economic ca-
tastrophe to the area.
Chamness called on the
board's ethical and moral con-
science to reconsider the con-
tract.
"I'm going to beg you on
behalf of the town and people
I love do the right thing. This
deal could literally bring us to our
knees. There has to be a better
way to revive the River of Grass,"
pleaded Chamness.
Melanie McGahee, an attorney


July 10, 2009, or if closing has not
occurred by September 25, 2009.
About the Lease Agreement
Under a separate agree-
ment, U.S. Sugar would lease the
land for agricultural operation for
seven years. Conditions include a
lease rate of $50/acre for six years
with the seventh year at no cost.
The lease expires June 30, 2016.
The lease arrangement al-
lows for the release of the first
10,000 acres of property to the
District (in 2,000-acre parcels of
contiguous lands) at any time af-
ter the first year with appropriate
notice. An additional 30,000 acres
(in 10,000-acre or more parcels
of contiguous lands) may be re-
leased in year six, on or after De-
cember 30, 2015.
The agreement also allows
for the release of up to 3,000
acres in connection with transfers
to municipalities or other govern-
mental entities.
U.S. Sugar would be re-
quired to pay all property taxes
and assessments, control the land
for exotic and invasive plants and
implement Best Management
Practices to prevent pollution.
The lease would generate a
minimum of $54 million in reve-
nue and avoid more than $40 mil-
lion in land management costs.
The District may continue to
lease the land after seven years
if not yet needed for restoration
purposes. U.S. Sugar is provided
the right to match any lease offer
from other interests.
What Happens Next?
The transaction goes before
the District's Governing Board for
review and consideration.
Subject to financing, the two
parties would close the transac-
tion in 2009.
The District will undertake
a thorough and open public pro-
cess to determine the most viable
footprint for constructing a man-
aged system of water storage and
treatment to support ecosystem
restoration efforts. The District
will include all stakeholders, in-
cluding landowners interested in
land trades, in the development
of a project footprint. Once a
project footprint is determined,
the District may surplus land not
needed for restoration.


than $300, making a false report
and providing a false statement.
When contacted, Coca Cola
agent Barry Schader told investi-
gators that he would like to press
charges for larceny against Hali-
burton, "for concealing the mon-
ey in his shoe, which is against
Coca Cola bottling protocols."
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anyone in town dealing," the
chief said.
Through it all, the city commis-
sion and manager have pledged
their full support, very rarely re-
jecting any reasonable requests
from the department and work-
ing hand in hand to rid the streets
of crime.
"They gave me carte blanche
authority, 'Whatever you need to
get this done,' they told me."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
cornm.

in Hendry County, believes board
members have been so enchant-
ed by the idea of rehabilitating the
Everglades that they have forgot-
ten the people in the community
who will be affected most.
"The idea of restoring the Ev-
erglades is so tempting and allur-
ing but you (the governing board)
have lost all objectivity when
making the decision," McGahee
charged.
U.S. Sugar's board will review
the contract on Dec. 8. The SF
WMD has until Dec.16 to approve
the deal. Coker remains confident
that the deal will be signed by the
company and the district.
At least for now, the plan calls
for U.S. Sugar to continue farming
the land for the next seven years;
the future of the company is still
uncertain.
"At the end of seven year's, I'm
not sure what we're (U.S. Sugar)
going to look like," Coker said.
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training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Trbe of Florida who meet
the job requirements Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Trbes who
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Auctions 105
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Found 130
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Pregnant? Considering adop-
tion? A successful educated
woman seeks to adopt, and
needs your help! Will be a
loving full-time mom Finan-
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HORSE Montura area of
Hendry County Please con-
tact the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office. (863)674-4060


TORTOISE cute, vilCnity of
W. Del Monte Blvd., Clewis-
ton (863)983-7844


BLUE HEELER PUP has his
shots, needs room to run,
ready to train, to good home
only (863)763-8826 Susan
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CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
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Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964
FREE TO GOOD HOME- 2
dogs, one hound other is pit
& kur mix. (863)763-2030
FREE -TWO WOMAN'S BIKES
- OLD, BUT GOOD
(863)357-4195 OKEE
KITTENS (6), healthy, 8
weeks old, black, tiger, cali-
co, male & female.
(863)763-6769
KITTENS 6 weeks old, beau-
tiful, to good home only
(863)634-6143
MALE CUR DOG free to good
home (863)763-3196



BELLE GLADE December 6,
2008, 8:00 AM, 604 N.E.
2nd Street, Belle Glade, Ap-
pliances, clothing, holiday
items, toys, etc



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7am -?
582 SE 6th Drive
LABELLE FRI. 12/5 &
SAT 12/6, 8am ?
Formerly Your
Consignment Store
42 Howe Ave. (Next to
Hungary Howie's) 50% off
Sale Furniture, clothes &
knick knacks,
Everything Must Go!
OFFICE MOVING SALE
Furniture, Supplies, Etc
3127 Bacom Point Rd,
Pahokee, FL
(561)924-5541
Weekdays
9am-12Noon & 1-3pm


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meet Attractive Gal or Couples
for Dining, Traveling, etc Call
(863)946-3123


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Nursing
Healthcare is about people.
And that's no different here.
But what is different about
Armor Correctional Health
Services is the environment
in which you'll extend quality
care. It will be safer and nfhi-
nitely more rewarding, with
expenences that can change
your life forever
Glades County
Sheriff's Office
LPNs
Full-Time, Nights
Per Diem, All Shifts
We offer a safe and secure
workplace, health/dental/ife
insurance, paid vacations,
personal days, and holidays,
and much more!
Healthcare is about people
like you doing work like this
For immediate
consideration, please
fax resume to Carol
Bobay at. 863-946-6308
or e-mail:recruiting@
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UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION

Centrifugal Operator/Mechanic (TEMPORARY)

Primary Function:

Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and associat-
ed equipment under the direction of the Shift Manager
making A, B, or C sugar to specification

Responsibilities:

*Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and asso-
ciated equipment under the direction of the Shift Manag-
er making A, B, or C sugar to specification
*Perform breakdown and routine maintenance on ma-
chines and associated equipment as required.
*Perform routine tasks of inspection, calibration, sam-
pling and maintenance.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms.
Employee owned with great benefits including outstand-
ing medical, 401K, and retirement income and employ-
ee stock ownership.

Send resume or brief paragraph of experience to

Fax: 863-902-2886
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugar.com


CITY OF BELLE GLADE
Open until Filled

DEPUTY CITY CLERK
$30,001 yr
AA; Notary Public Elig;
4 yrs exp.; 60 cwpm.

ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
$12.09 hr
Req 1-yr college 50 cwpm,
excel comp.

HR Dept.
110 Dr. MLK Blvd. W.
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
CBG is an EOE with excellent benefits.
www.belleglade-fi com
I
GULFSTREAM GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INC.
is seeking a FT General Clerk I ($10.96/hr to work
at our Okeechobee/Clewiston location. Exp. with
Microsoft Office preferred; Exc. oral & written
skills required. Download application packet @
www.gulfstreamgoodwill org & fax completed
packet/resume to HR Dept @ (561)848-1475.
Only completed packets will be accepted.
EOE/M/F/D/V


ASSISTANT MANAGER -
Gatorama's Gift Shop Excel-
lent communication & com-
puter skills req'd. Hours will
incl weekends Call for an
appt (863)675-0623


G4S Wackenhut is
currently hiring a
qualified candidate for
Upscale Security Officer
One (1) Part-Time Position
(24 hours per week)
$10 00/hour
Must be 18 or older, must
provide proof of high
school diploma or GED,
must be able to provide
proof of stable work
history,must be able to
pass extensive background
check and drug test
Please apply in person at
our Ft. Myers Office
Mon Fri 8 30am-5pm
(Evenings by appointment)
G4S Wackenhut Corporation
2830 Winkler Ave Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Ph 239-768-0808
For a complete listing of
the basic qualifications
for these positions, visit
www wackenhut com
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Seeking Full-Time RN


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Up to 26 Paid Days Off Annually





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A Palm Beach Community College, we value the unique
AtL ideas, experience, and perspectives har tralenied facruhy
hlke you bring to our four campuses. That's why we offer exciting
careers as diverse as the people who excel at them. Discover the


PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS
Palm Beach Community College currently has need for Instructors in the following areas for the Spring
Term 2009:


* Anatomy and Physiology
* Art Appreciation
* Biology
* Chemistry
* Cosmetology
* Diesel Heavy Bus and Truck
* Earth Science
* Economics


Belle Glade
English
Health Science
History
Music Appreciation
Nutrition
Psychology
Sociology
Welding


For specific requirements or to apply, please submit an electronic Application
for Adjunct Faculty Employment, detailed resume and copy of transcripts
an www.pbcc.edu, Office of Human Resources, Palm Beach Community
College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461. EOE/AA/VP/ADA
PBCC accepts applications for adjunct positions on a continuing basis. If you
are interested in future employment, please view our jobline, which is updated
weekly, for new employment opportunities.

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TAX ACCOUNTANT

Responsibilities:

*Prepare federal and state income returns and FAS109
calculations
*Review and prepare related worksheets/calculations,
research issues, analyze general ledger accounts, work
closely with accounting personnel to gather and analyze
tax information requests.
* Perform tax planning on domestic tax issues.
*Assist with federal and state audits and various
special projects.

Preferences include:
*BS in Accounting
*CPA preferred
*1-2 years of accounting or tax

ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We
are employee owned with great benefits including out-
standing medical, 401K, retirement income and employ-
ee stock ownership. The Company is headquartered on
the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee be-
tween Fort Myers and West Palm.

Email Jdooley@ussugarcom
Apply online at www.ussugar.com

US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to a diverse workforce. Women and Minorities are
encouraged to apply


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


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver Contact the
Transportation Dept
at 863-674-4115
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!



MARINE MAINTENANCE
-DOCK SIDE-
Painting, Compound,
Waxing, Fiberglass Repair,
Oil Changes, Zincs,
Impellers, Light Mechanical,
Electrical & More!
Serving Okeechobee,
LaBelle, Moorehaven &
Clewiston area's.
Call Mike 863-675-7663
mlf38@yahoo com


NEW SELF
STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,
10x15, 10x30,
12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on
Commereio St.
350 ft. from
Clewiston
Police Dept.
863-983-6663,
863-983-2808,
after hrs.
863-983-8979
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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
Drape, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC/HEAT UNIT land a half
ton from mobile home
$250. (239)671-2015
AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 130
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759
Shop here first!
The classified ads



ATTN: DECORATORS/DE-
SIGNERS-EUROPIEN WAX
PINE AND PAINTED PEICES-
AMOIRES, Kitchen cub-
bords, Benches, dressers
and more (863)467-4650
EARADESANT CARNIVAL
GLASS LOT. Too many piec-
es to list $250 OBO
(863)430-6987



DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
FREEZER 16cu ft upright
$75. (863)517-1663
IMPERIAL HEAVY Duty Freez-
er(uprnght) $1 00/neg.
86 3 ) 6 7 5 7 8 97
863)517-0301
MINI FRIDGE Kenmore, 46
cu ft Like new $80 or best
offer. (863)261-4862
REFRIGERATOR side by
side, almond, $50
(863)697-9883
STAINLESS STEEL STOVE
TOP like new $100
(239)292-7509
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, $80 for both or will
sell separate (863)983-7211


SEAL A MEAL Rival, with
bags, like new, a great bar-
gain $35 (863)467-8140
SHOWTIME ROTESSERIE -
NEW, all accessories, $200
new will sacrifice for $145
(863)467-8140


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new $30
(863)946-3822


BOOKS (50)
books $8 or
(863)763-1059


Romance
will trade


CHAIN LINK Fencing At least
40 to 50 feet of it $35
(863)675-8937


GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white
metal, like new, $110. Call
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee
WHITE CRIB with Girl's Pottery
Barn Bedding Pink/white
floral bedding Good condi-
tion $250 (863)610-1750


COWBOY BOOTS Tony La-
ma, size 7% men's or 9/
women's, $60/neg. Call
863-612-5757
GIRLS PAGEANT DRESSES -
white, sz. 10 slim & luschia,
sz 10 slim w/shoes, $325
will sell sep (863)675-4049
LADIES PANTS & SHIRTS -
size 3X, with tickets, name
brands, $30 or will sell sep-
arate (239)292-7509
TEEN TOPS girls, small,
some new, must see, All for
$25 (863)763-0625


DALE EARNHARDT bags of
charcoal, 2 with #3 on
them, $25. Call
239-851-5675
PORCELAIN DOLL Shiriey
Temple, $125.
(863)675-4049



BLACK DELL Pentium 4 XP,
like new, complete sys
$199 (863)517-2782
DELL DESKTOP P4-dvd
burner, XP Pro, New "19
LCD, $299. (239)247-4839
(863)674-0212
DELL XP Xmas Special
4000+ games and school
progs Tony $75
(863)517-2782
LAPTOP Fast 2.4 ghz XP Pro,
Office, wireless, $299.
S239 ) 2 4 7 4 8 3 9
863)674-0212
PRINTER Lexmark, prints
and does photos, works on
98 & XP computer, w/disk
$35 (863)763-1997



BED Twin w/Fame, Mattress
& Box Spring. Like new. $75
or best offer (863)261-4862
BRAND NEW SOFA AND
LOVESEAT SUEDE VERY
COMFORTABLE $1500/or
best offer. (863)801-3368
CORNER COMPUTER
desk/shelf light wood/metal
color excellent condition
$60 (863)532-9634
DINETTE TABLE light oak,
w/4 bamboo chairs, $80.
(863)357-5705
DINING ROOM set 3 chairs
round table 2 china cabinets
$150/firm (561)790-3681
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$300 (863)801-9379 OKEE
FURNITURE COUCH AND
LOVE SEAT,LIKE NEW W/S
SEPERATELY $250/or best
offer. (863)261-5363
FURNITURE DOUBLE RE-
CLINIG LOVE SEATLIKE
NEW $150/or best offer
(863)261-5363
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$35 neg. (863)763-7609


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GLASS MARBLE WROUGHT
IRON TABLE with 2 chairs,
$100 (863)763-5163
KITCHEN ISLAND Butcher
Block Top, Solid Legs, 2
small drawers & 2 lower
shelves, $60 (863)675-2145
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
Queen size, Pillow Top Im-
maculate condition $350
Firm. (863)634-4697
QUEEN BOX spring & frame -
near new box spring & frame
u pick up $40/or best of-
fer. (863)674-0564
SEALEY FUTON- asking $150
(863)484-0377 Okeechobee
TABLES 2 End & 1 Coffee,
Glass Top w/fillery wrought
iron work Very decorative
$40 will sep (863)675-2145
TABLES matching set, 2 end,
1 coffee & 1 sofa, glass, ex-
cellent cond $100/neg
(772)971-9047
TWIN BED Headboard,
Frame, Box spring & Mat-
tress Complete w/all linens
$140 (863)467-9048
TWIN MATTRESS Magnetic,
Kenkopad. For arthritis. Like
new Paid $400, Asking
$100 (772)971-9474
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition Asking $125
(863)610-6195
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds



GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc,
Many brands Ping, etc
Many good $600 for all, will
sep. (863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS Complete
matched set, metal woods,
irons, putter, bag, balls, $95
(863)946-3123


AMMO MAGAZINES (4 clips)
for Glock 30 45ACR Leath-
er holster included $50
(863)674-0613
DOUBLE BARREL 12 ga.,
$225. Call (502)931-8101
HOWA MODEL 1500 270
w/scope/sling, ammo, sed-
ous inquiries only, $700 neg.
(863)946-3731/227-6209
SPORTERIZED MAUSER Bolt
action 7MM good condition
$200. (772)461-8822



AB LOUNGE $20.
(863)230-0735
BOWFLEX SPORT Used 4
times, $350, Call
863-612-0340
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Total
body motion & low impact
exerciser, $45. Call
863-763-4057
ORBITREK ELIPTICAL- Asking
$300 OBO and a Red Ab ex-
cersizer $15.
(863)697-1247
SCHWINN EXCERSIZE BIKE-
Upright No 126
purchased new Feb 08, Sell for
$200 (904)364-7561
STAUFFER TABLE Motor
Driving Exercise Table w/ ac-
cessones. $50
(772)971-9474
WESLO CARDIO Bike style
work out equipment
$75/neg. (863)697-0136



PORTABLE HEATER electric,
good condition,$10
(863)763-1997



HOT TUB 4 Person Hot Tub,
new motor and pump, oc-
tagonal $995.
(863)612-0200
SET OF lamps 4 lamps, ex-
cellent condition $50/neg
(772)971-2414
SUNBEAM WATER COOLER -
bottom is refrigerator, 3
temps, holds 3 or 5 gal jug,
$100 (863)675-9331
TURBO VACCUM food saver,
with 2 cases of bags, brand
new, $150 Call
863-851-5675


PICNIC TABLE foldable with
bench, seats 4, $25
(863)357-0758


Feeling Anxious About The
Future7 Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L Ron Hubbard
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa org or Call
(813)872-0722


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,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline corn
BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, wil sep, or
best offer (863)946-0184
BRAND NEW SPRINT- Treo
755P Smartphone, all acces-
sories incl $200 OBO call for
more info (863)801-1379
CHRISTMAS TREE 9 FT, Pre-
lit, clear lights, excellent con-
dition, $100 (863)634-8124
Okeechobee
CITRUS- By the LB or Bucket-
Navel Oranges 30/$7 50
Hamlin 25/$6 Sunburst
40/$10 (863)763-4713
COOLER Rubbermaid Endu-
rance, 50/60 quarts, $20
(863)763-2958
ENGINE HOIST cherry picker,
Carolina 4000, 2 ton, shop-
hand, 3 ton ram, $165
(863)697-9704
FULL SIZE MESSAGE TABLE -
Like New $100
(863)357-6190
KINETICO WATER SYSTEM -
Two years old New $3500
Will sell for $1500 OBO
(863)763-7792
LARGE STAGHORN FERN
$250 (863)763-4713
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
MIRROR Large decorative
mirror $15 (863)230-0735
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL 08
ONE CANE BACK CHAIR- One
ladder back chair $15. each,
Oil painting $35.
(863)467-4674
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 201t long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
SILVER FOX GO CART- Fun
Machine, Robin=6.5 air
cooled 4 cyl, engine ATV
style suspension w/coil over-
shocks, duel seat w/re-
tractable safety belt, duel
wheel torque conv drive disc
brakes, brush bars much
more $1400 (863)763-6888
STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft
gooseneck stock trailer great
condition $3000/firm
(863)357-6642
WINE RACK holds 27 bottles -
41 3/4 high, 2 ft wide 1 ft
deep, light color wood.
$100/neg. (863)447-0689



CASIO CF6-25 KEYBOARD -
61 keys, 210 soundtone
bank, like new, w/stand
$125 (863)675-9331
CASIO FULL-SIZE Keyboard -
Pd $379, Programmable,
100 songs, dnid more,
$150. (863)697-6382
FENDER GUITAR AMP 100
watts, 2- 12" speakers, like
new, $250 (863)763-8667
PA SPEAKERS 1 Pair, JBL,
15" & horn, $375 for pair
(863)763-8667
YAMAHA INTERMEDIATE
Tenor Sax B flat Orig pd
$2,800. Just serviced/tuned.
$1400. (863)697-2186


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FEMALE BORDER COL-
LIE,HEALER MIX, House
broke,kid & pet friendly,unal-
tered $100 (863)381-9353
FISH TANK 55 gal. rocks,
ships and 2 filters $200/or
best offer (863)801-4274
PURE BREAD BOXER PUP-
PIES- 2-White Males, 2-
Fawn 1F, 1-M. Health Cert
$350 (863)634-1109
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.


KODAK 5 MP Digital Camera -
With photo printer Excellent
condition. $100,
(863)532-9634



WATER SYSTEM $400.
(863)612-6575


BACKUP POWER Keep the
power up for Satellite, TV &
DVR $99 (863)675-3741


BASS FISHING Soft Plastics -
Large quantity, name brands
$300, (863)634-1479
SCHWINN SOLOFLEX -
Weight Lifting Machine
Great Cond $250/firm
(863)697-1191



CAR AUDIO Equipment 2 15"
Kicker CVR speakers in box
with a 2000 watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $1000 OBO
(863)634-2790


TELEVISION 60" Phillips- like
new-grey in color $500
(863)467-7011
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
5250 watts, 7350 surge, Pd
$750, used 22 hrs, $425
(863)697-8362
CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
CONCRETE MIXER 3 1/2 CF -
New, Electric 110v, never
used, New cost 225.00
$100. (863)697-2133
CRAFTSMAN- 41 inch two
piece tool box on rollers, has
14 drawers. $500 OBO
(863)634-2280
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240 $3000
2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 5 1 1 1
863)234-1230
GENERATOR Portable, Troy-
Bilt B&S 3550 watts 5250
surge Used lhr Pd $495,
Now. $300 (863)675-6973
SNAP-ON TAP & Die Set -
Cost $600, Standard & Met-
ric, #4 1" $275
(863)697-2186
TABLE SAW 10 inch. Ryobi,
Like new. Used very little.
$40 (863)675-6973


NITRO R/C Truck Runs great
everything included RTR
$175/neg (863)697-0136


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS
TREE 75 Ft, Mountain
Pine w/stand. $75
(863)610-1750
CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE -
Complete Too many items
to list $150 Call
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.
CHRISTMAS TREES (2) Arti-
ficial 6/ Ft Never opened
Pre-lite $40 or will sep
(863)763-0141 after 5pm


Agriculture



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




FARM EQUIPMENT
FOR SALE
The South Florida Conservan-
cy Distnct, located at 2832
N. Main street, Belle Glade,
Florida, will receive sealed
bids until 500 PM, Mon-
day, December 8, 2008, for
the following surplus equip-
ment.
*1971 Portable Hobart
Welder
*1992 Model 6640 Ford
4WD Diesel Tractor with 48"
Alamo Side Bank Mower
(located at Clewiston Office)
Please contact the District's of-
fice at 561-996-2940 Ext 10
for bidding instructions.


APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
152 hands, incls western tk
& 14' gooseneck stock tdr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353
WESTERN SADDLE 15" Ra-
lide "flex" tree, tooled, suede
seat $100/firm
(772)263-1178
WESTERN TREELESS Saddle -
Child's 12"reg=11"treeless,
suede seat, great condition.,
$100/firm. (772)263-1178



(2) ZTR Commerical Mowers -
Bunton 50 inch cut 1 good &
1 for parts call 4 info
$2500/neg. (863)697-2032
BRAND NEW 200 gallon
spray tank, 55 Kavasaki,
electric wheel $2,800
863-840-0505
BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee
HAMMOCKS Beautiful, varie-
ty of colors, $60 Call
863-612-5757
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
RIDING MOWER Commercial
Z-Turn, 50" cutmany new
parts, runs excellent, asking
$2500 neg (863)697-2032
SARLO BUSH Hog Mower 24"
65 HP Briggs Intek, Runs
great, new blade $85
(863)532-0188
STIHL ARTICULATING Hedge
Trimmer Attachment only,
fits Kombi motors. $150.
(863)634-1479
YARD MACHINE NEEDS
TLC/GOOD FOR PARTS
$100/or best offer
(863)467-2207
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22" 6.5 HP OHV
Bdggs&Stratton Runs great
$45 (863)532-0188


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



BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall $25 (863)675-3741
VARIGATED PINK Lemon
Trees 3 ft tall $48
(863)675-3741





12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 4, 2008


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RARE OPPORTUNITY
1,90 AcresHwy27 Frontage.
Former Sonnys location.
Many mmercial possiilities,
I includng; Motel, Restaurant,
New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole, Retail etc. Call fr m details!
with all extras Asking $330,000


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
*"Short Sale"3/2 MH in Tower Lakes,
w/ above the ground pool. Call for Details
* 3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner Lot
w/ Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
* 3/2 MH I m Sunshine La1es, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 109,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
S3BD/2A CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
*Brand New 3/2 Mobile Home, never
been oceupled. 20x15 detached shed
and fence yard Only $99,900.
*"Short Sale 3BD/2BA on Oscola Ave.
With Pool. Asking $159,900
*3 Brand New 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Town Homes, Call For More Details
*Just Lsted!- 3BD/1BA on Thnided Ave.
Asn$65,000
MO HAVEN/LAKEPOmRYIABEUE
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/ Large
SunRoom addition in Moore Haven
Yacht Club. $98KC
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*WttMkfront2BDE2BA W2-BayBoet Ho se s
Lakeport, Completely Remodelel $249K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
*2/1 CBS home on 3.5 Acres. 384 feet


of Highway 27 Frontage. Asking $125K
*3BD/2BA CBS Home on Shell Lane,
LaBelle. Only $44,900
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
'Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000
Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129,900
.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43 9K
'Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC
Corner lot on Lake Placid, Only $99,900
'5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $75,000
'Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
'3/2 MHon Riverside St 1.88 acre. $105K
'Montura lot 2 5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
*3/2 MH in Lindero St. 1.09 Acre,
only $112,500
*3/2 MH, Large wooden deck, 'Two Wells
and Irrngation System. Only $112,500
S1.25 Acres Lot Reduced $9,900
COMMERCIAIINVESTMENT
*Operating medical office w/retadi space,
great location only $475,000
*Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
SIndustrial Rail/Busess Park CR 835. For
Sale or Lease 36,000 sq. ft building with
loading docks. 5600 sq. ft. metal
building with truck bays


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SANN DYESS
UC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND tHY.
S (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBsE: DYESSREAlESTATE.COM MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL on 2.5 acres fenced, with pool 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent and much, much more! @ Montura fully fenced and
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to 249,000 remodeled only $89,900
$190K 3/1 W Ventura fenced yard with
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB shed $99,000 RENTALS
County $174,900 4/2 Osceola with a/g pool $154.9K Call for Available Rentals
2/1 near all amenities $109,900 2/1 W Circle Great first home $129K
4/2 Harlem $120,000 VACANT LAND
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good MOBILE HOMES Montura 1.25 acre lots available
income $174,900 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse $79,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $295,000
$295,000 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
3/2 corner lot fenced yard with Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Moore Haven 5 res. lots $75,000
shed $239,000 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Haven -2 res. lots $39,900
3/1 Pasadena with shed secluded corner lot $134,900
$159,000 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
3/2 with pool on Ridge 1.3 acre horse-barn fully fenced Montura COMMERCIAL
lot $318,000 REDUCED to $84,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. &Apt. $200K
3/2 pool Ridgeview $280,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd $120K 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,000 Mobile Home Fark Nail's Rd $280K 1 00'xl 20' lot behind $475,000
3/2 Home with pool and apart- Package Deal 4 M-Homes and Offices (4) on Deanne Duff $355,000
ment Davidson Rd $195,000 2 vacant lots Rental Available Store/Warehouse on Ventura $385K
3/2.5/1 Townhome Lakeshore Call for Details Warehouse (rented) + 85 storage
Villas $149,900 3/2 DWMH has CBS outbuilding units (some a/c) E El Paso Call for
4/2.5 Montura Ranches Home Magnolia Lone $79,900 details.


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Homes:
1)Reduced!! 3/2/2 located on Del Monte Ave
Beautiful cypress trees with a lot size of .86 acre.
Reduced to $225K
2)Over 2500 sq.ft with a pool!! 3/2/2 located on
Ponce de Leon. Privacy fence, generator quick
switch, 2 zone A/C $299K
3)1/2 acre on corner of Citrus and Crescent. Ask us
about building your new home.
4)5 Bedroom/3 Bath 2 story home w/pool located
on Osceola Ave. Perfect for Large Family. $255K
5)Bank foreclosure1! 3/2 brick home located on
Corkscrew Blvd $77 9K
6)New Listing! 3/2/2 on 1/3 acre, fenced. Great
Avenida del Rio location Needs some interior
work. Priced to sell @ $125K
7)Investorsi 2 bedroom/r Bath Listed at $65K
8)Duplex 3/1 and 2/1 Currently leased @ $1,400
per month. $145K
Manufactured Homes:
A)Sherwood S/D 3/2, fenced, corner lot. great
price!! $47K
B)3/2 on sale@ 90K
C)Short Sale!! 3/2 located in Sunshine Lakes
Estates. Reduced to $109.9K
D)Tower Lakes 3/2 on Lake. Workshop and Shed,
Reduced to $90K for quick Sale
E)2 Mobile Home Lots in Hookers Point $20KEach
Moore Haven
1)2 Bedroomn/.5 Bath. Perfect for first time home
buyer, or investor. $70K
2)3 Bedroom/2 Bath CBS Home on Foxmoor St.
$167.5K
3)3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile Home. Corner Lot,
Fenced $60K
4)2 Bedroom/1 Bath I lome. Completely remodeled
First time buyer or investor. $55K
5)2 Bedroom/1 Bath Home w/guest house over-
looking the Caloosahatchee River, call for details.
*"Rentals available from $600 per month
and up. Call for details*
Glenn A ASth (863) 677-1441 Sarah Willams (863) 228-6867
Chanmane Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se habla espanol
Carolyn Thomas (863) 233-3462


Rentals



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



CLEWISTON 1BR Efficiency
Furnished. All utilities paid.
No pets. $700 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)983-3151
MOORE HAVEN
1174 Green St., 2 br, 1 ba,
Clean, w/major appls
$395/mo (305)377-9613
MOORE HAVEN Duplex, 3
yrs old 3BR, 2BA, $775
mo For more details call
(863) 610-0159
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Near
town $825 mo inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call Kelly
863-697-1339



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Avail Immediatelyi Fully
furnished New carpet Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock, 1BA 1BR
$650 + electnc. Annual
lease 215-359-7779



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Moli For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
CLEWISTON 3/1, 429 E
Trinidad, $600/mo + $600
sec. Call Tncia
(863) 805-2872
CLEWISTON 402 E Ventura,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.,
no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA BBQ House. $900
mo $650 dep No pets
Avail 12/1st 863-677-0977
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS
$900/mo. Lease option avail.
Call 954-775-5875
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
Furnished or Unfurnished
* 3BR, 2BA MH, fenced yard,
1 acre, $725/mo
* 2BR, 2BA MH, $575/mo
* 2BR, 1BA house on 2 lots,
fruit trees, new ceram. tile,
$725/mo.
Weekly rentals with utilities
furnished $210/wk & up
(863)509-0096
Never Rent Againi Buy, 4Br
2Ba $15,400! Only
$199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5%
down 15years 8%. HUD
Homes Available' for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5796
NORTH SIDE 2BR, 1BA,
Fenced yard $850 me +
sec dep Call for details
(863)983-3151


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$900/mo 954-391-0816 Eu- 1-
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of the classified CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
I sta2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
as down payment. Financing available.


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




FOR SALE BY OWNER (Pos-
sible lease w/option to buy)
3 bdrms, 2 baths, oak hard-
wood floors. Florida room
(terrazzo) 2690 sq ft On
corner lot (43 ac), W
Avenida del Rio & Guava. Ex-
tras: 2 full sized adjoining
rooms (once used as office
& waiting room) Possible
office/den or mother-in-law
suite. Nice yard w/native
trees & landscaping.
$223,900 Call
828-293-2542 for info pack-
et. Can e-mail pictures.
Shown only by appointment.
Please no brokers or real es-
tate agents




BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
2 1/2 Acres Pioneer?
21/2 Acres Montura?
**Port LaBelle Lake Front?
** Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 1 1/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide $92,400

Call Owner
(863)673-5071

-ORANGE GROVES-
40 acres on Sears Rd. in
LaBelle. Divided into 3 stnps
of 133 acres each, $9,000
an acre Available entirely
or in 13 3 acre parcels
$119,700-$360,000,
Contact Alex (908)906-5689
or Yamilet 86)-590-3398
alexcarreno68@otmail comr



LOT in Moore Haven will
trade for an RV of equal val-
ue of approx. $8,000 -
$10,000. (239)825-1143.


MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods Small
stream in back of properly. A
must see! $26,900, Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.FS. paved dr.,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000. http://valleytown-
realty.com (800)632-2212
valleytownrealty@veri -
zon net
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO, PeacefuVl/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt Priced below
market!! Call Now
(803)826-6033 (Brokers
Protected)
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900 Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U.S.
places to retire Low cost of
living, no impact fee
330)699-2741 or
866N550-5263, Ask About
Mini action!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



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




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
CLEWISTON By Owner. 3br,
2ba. Home & Land. Located
1860 Ridgdill Rd Reduced
to $109K (843)766-9434
Large Homes of Merit DW
with luxury bath, fireplace
and many extras Sold below
factory invoice Financing
avail. Call (863) 675-8888


Dealer Repo's- 3 & 4 BR
homes available near or be-
low factory invoice prices
These homes are new & fi-
nancing is available with low
down payment
(863) 675-4325
MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Healed
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living In-
cludes lot, lawn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo. Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot
30 minutes from Ft Myers
M-F, 863-675-7555.
MOBILE HOME 24x40, You
Move! $1,000 or best offer.
(239)464-8633 LaBelle
New 4br/2ba doublewide only
$49,900. Lowest price in SW
Florida We also have easy
financing available
(863) 675-8888
PALM HARBOR 4/2
Model Home Loaded !! Over
2,000sq ft Set-up on your lot
for $499 per mo (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832
REFURBISHED & FULLY FUR-
NISHED 70' SW, 2BR!2BA,
GARDEN RM. SO. SEA MOTIF,
A/C, W/D, DW, MICROWAVE,
SM. APPIS, SCREENED
PORCH, CARPORT, SHED,
FRUIT TREES, TRUE BAR-
GAIN AT $24,500.
863-599-0833/
863-983-1114
Zone II, 2,400 sq It, 1999 mo-
bile. Excellent for Glades
County. Mint condition,
4br/2ba financing avail
$49,900 incl setup and a/c
(863) 673-4325


Recreation



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



AIR BOAT 13.5' Big 0, Fiber-
glass, 220 continental grand
pwr motor. Composite Prop.
$4500 (863)946-0635
BASSBOAT 16' Select -
w/trailer 90hpMerc TrollMo-
tor Depthfinder Needs some
work $500. (863)634-6601


BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mir needs a
fool, w/trlr, clear title, $500
or best offer. (863)634-2930
BIG 0 AIRBOAT 2004 13' Big
0 with polymer Dark
green/silver stnpe. 220 Con-
tinental. Front seat driver
double backseat Q series
sensenich carbon fiber prop
With trailer. Ready to be dual
jagged. Call for more info.
$7500/neg. (863)697-6293
(863)763-0380
LOWE PONTOON 24FT 1989 -
Malic Tilt Trailer, 50HP
MARINER, Needs work
$2500 (863)697-2133
NICE FIBERGLASS- live
aboard boat, no engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587
Pontoon Boat- 20', trl, motor,
power inverter, lights, live
well, $3500 neg. or Trade
(863) 610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)801-1666



CAMPER 12' pull-along, fully
contained $2,150 Call
863-697-8731
HOLIDAY RAMBLER One
bedroom/bath travel trailer.
Has gas/electric in good
working condition call for
details. $1700
(863)447-6304
SANDPIPER 2002, 30 it 5th
Wheel, 2 slide outs,great
shape ready to go $5000
(863)447-5456



FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER 14',
dual axle, new tires, wood
floors, mount, $700
(863)763-3707



MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $395
(863)467-9800



BOAT TRAILER For 14ft-16ft
Boat, No Rust, New Paint
$150/or best offer
(863)634-0447



HONDA GOLDWING, 1984 -
Aspencade, $2,000. Call
863-467-9250
KAWASAKI VULCAN LTD -
2002, 500 cc's. $1800
(863)357-1739
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle
Homemade, diamond plated,
$1,500. (863)517-1508



DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new Under 50 hrs Gar-
age kept Great for beginner
$600. (863)634-4151
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new Under 50 hrs Gar-
age kept In time for Christ-
mas. $600. (863)634-4151
GO CART runs good. $500
(863)675-4132
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Blown engine, Great for parts
$200. (863)634-8007


KAWASAKI BAYOU 2001 -
Green, 2WD, runs good
$1000 (863)801-3459
(863)824-6181
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Starter in excellent working
condition $50.
(863)259-7472
STORM 250 R- Looks and
runs good, comes with sec-
ond one for parts $650. OBO
(863)430-6987
SUZUKIE VINSON 500 2006,
Black. 500mls. Warn wench.
Lists for $4,585, Asking
$3,900 (772)204-2821



14' TRAVEL TRAILER -
WORKER/HUNTING/FISHING
COMPLETE WITH FRIDGE,
SINK, STOVE, BED, TABLE &
BENCHES. NEW FLOOR,
TIRES, 8' AWNING, NO
LEAKS, NOT FANCY BUT
EVERYTHING WORKS!
$1800. (517)937-7615


Automobiles



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



BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc cond, $1150
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CHEVROLET GEO METRO
1990 runs good, excellent
gas mileage, 4-cyl $600
(863)467-2683
CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
loaded, runs great $3500
OBO (863) 697-9938
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
REAL CLEAN CAR $2000
(863)673-4851
FORD MUSTANG Select -
must sell if you were previ-
ously interested please call
again great on gas auto-
matic $2500/neg.
(863)763-0380
(863)697-9521
Ford Crown Victoria-1998 8
Cylinder, Very good condi-
tion, Beige. $4000
(863)763-3660
KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
84k, automatic, good condi-
tion $1500 OBO
(863)447-5061/Pt St Lucie
LaBelle Hunting Jeep runs or
for parts. $600. For more in-
formation call
239-229-2974
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA, 1994 Runs good, cold
alc, $850. Call
513-266-7134
PONTIAC 60OO0LE 1988 -4DR
RECENT BRAKES,MUF-
FLER,A/C COMPRESSOR
ALVA $666 (239)728-6273


OLDSMOBILE CUT
PREME 1991 -
dows, auto. A/c,
new tires ru
$1200/or bes
(863)675-5090
Police Impounds!
Civic $7001 94 Ac
$7001 93 Hond
$650! for list
(800)366-9813 E)
PONTIAC GRAND
very low miles, g
lion, $2000 (863)
SATURN 1995-4
RUNS AND DRIVI
GREAT ON GAS
(863)673-4851
TOYOTA CELICA
spd All electric
(863)610-2256



CHEVY NOVA, '6
great, $4500 or
863-634-4933
WILLYS WAGON
'62 w/rebuilt 4
$1500 (239)823-2



CHEVROLET K2501
great mud truck
tires holley carb
best offer (863)80
JEEP LARADO-
Drive,1998 Excel
high miles, 4 dr,
$2500 Firm (863)



EZ GO Used, Gooi
charger, $900 or
(863)697-1350



C60 CHEVROLET
boom and dump
good, new brake
(863)763-1370,



2003 FORD sport
bed cover -
(863)675-7897
CAR DOLLY Rew
tires/nms. New fe
lights. New strap
$650 (863)697-9;
ENGINES 85-86 C
350. $500 for b
sell separate (863
FORD TRUCK Bed -
bed, for 2000 Fi
$450. 561-758
863-763-4149
FORKLIFT 1952 C
runs but needs
$1500. (863)675-
JEEP WRANGLER
ning gear, 4cyl,
body, $1000 or
(772)216-2493
REESE TRAILER hit
trailer hitch car
Toyota Tundra G
lion. $75. (863)71
RIMS 15 inch 5 l
Wrangler
(863)517-1663
Tire and wheels,
chrome, 100 spo
universal Aski
(863) 612-6435
TIRES 36 Swamp
rim, only used in
new, $700 239-4


LASS SU-
Tinted win-
alloy whls.
ns great
t offer

95 Honda
ura Integra
da Accord
wings call
t 9275.
AM '92 -
Aod condi-
261-4781
CYLINDER,
ES GOOD ,
$1700

1995 5
A/C $900



9 runs
best offer.

MAVERICK
cyl engine,
2587



0 1999 -
V8 36.5
$2250/or
11-1683
4 Wheel
lent cond
boat hitch
467-6469



d condition,
best offer.




- knuckle
body, runs
as $2,000



track hard
$100/neg.

worked new
nders. New
's. Painted.
704
hev 305 &
oth or will
)805-2877
Red short-
ord pickup,
-4337 or

lark forklift,
hydraulics
3741
'98 run-
5 spd, no
best offer

ch Reese
ne off of
cod condi-
63-2692
ug fits Jeep
$80

22 inch,
kes, 5 lug
ng $500

ers on 15"
mud, like
62-1564


TIRES, 22 inch low p
2 tires for
(863) 612-6435



CHEVROLET 1994 250
auto extcab Ibed tow
topper exc cond $3
(863)697-2032
DODGE D100 1984 pic
6cyl, 4 spd, many new
body & tires fair, runs
$850, (863)763-3669
DODGE RAM PICKUP, '
ext cab, cold a/c, cd,
good, $2500 or best
(239)657-2711
FORD F150 '89 4
drive $1600 (863)675-
FORD STEPSIDE 1996
Owner, A/C. New
$2400 (863)467-8318
TOOL BOX fiberglass,
condition, asking
(863)675-1690



CHEVY BLAZER '96 4X4
2 dr, looks good $2501
or Trade (863)467-4650
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1
Leather interior, Burgun
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear
$3750 (863)634-0512
FORD BRONCO II 1992
AC, black W/grey in
Runs Great $1500/or
offer (863)801-3174
FORD EXPEDITION XLT
All power, Ice cold
Cloth interior Runs
$4000 (863)763-8027



ENCLOSED CAR TRAIL
2007, 20x8, excellent c
tion, $4500 (863)517-21
ENCLOSED TRAILER -
Haulmark, single axle,
vent & inside lights, $2
(863) 634-2303
HAULMARK 2006 Enc
Trailer $2000/or bet
fer. (863)357-
(863)610-1089
TRAILER TIRES & RIM!
Size 530-12
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 7
$600 or best
(863)612-6575


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ECONOLINE 250 1987 -
der Racks Good work
$1200 or trade pickup
amount. (863)467-260!
FORD E350 Econoline 14
truck (2000) $3500
(863)673-1226 or 675-


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98 IN RE: ESTATE OF
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NOTICE OF ACTION
wheel TO: Kiten Moss
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S Summary Admini
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Tires. You are required
your written dete
action on Tnravs
A-1 of Trueblood Law
A-1 toner's attorney,
$100 PO Box 1270,
33471, on or b
2008, and file I
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Courthouse, 500
10, Moore Haven
other before service
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0 Sell otherwise a defa
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the ptition
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dy & CLERK OF
A/C
299588 GOC 11/13,
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tenor. HENDRY COi
best Fi
INRE ESTATE OF
2001 MAYA V. FLORES
A/i, Deceased
good NOTICE TO
The administrat
Mayra V Flores, de
ldeathi was May 8, 2
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pending in the Circ
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ITCOURT FOR
NTY, FLORIDA
File No. 08-CP-43
Division Probate

MOSS HERNANDEZ

FOR PUBLICATION

D that an acrtn for
straheon of the Estate
Moss has been filed
to serve a copy of
nses, it any, to this
W Trueblood, LLM,
w Group, PA, Peti
whose address is
Moore Haven, Florida
fore December 12,
he original with the
rt at Glades County
Avenue I, PO Bon
I, Flonda 33471, ei-
ae on Peioner's at.
lediately thereafter,
auit will be entered
ia relief demanded in

M November 2008
THE CincUIT COURT
By is/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
20,27,12/4/08
IT COURT FOR
NTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Ie No.: 2008-123-CP



CREDITORS
ion of the estate of
ceased, who date of
008, and whose so
r is 589-98-8240 is
ut Court for Hendry
bate Division, te ad
E Hickpooche Ave,
Labelle, Florida
ames and addresses
oresertative and the
lve's attorney are set
e decedent and other
claims or demands
estate, on whom a
e is required to be
er claims with this
WATER OF 3 MONTHS
F THE FIRST PUBLI-
OTICE OR 30 DAYS
OF SERVICE OF A
CE ON THEM
; of the decedent and
g claims or demands
t's estate, must file
Aie court WITHIN 3
THE DATE OF THE
OF THIS NOTICE
f FILED WITHIN THE
FORTH IN SECTION
FLORIDA PROBATE
EVER BARRED
ING THE TIME PERI
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
RS OR MORE AFTER
DATE OF DEATH IS
t publication of this
26th, 2008
sonal Representative
Oscar Flores
044 Bayberry Leop
Clewiston, FL 3344e
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16500
12/4/08
NOTICE
SALE TIMES TOWING
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008,1000 amn at 74
LOOP LABELLE, FL
to subsection 713 78
lutes TIMES TOWING
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-858CA
CITIMORTGAGE, INC,
Plaintiff
vs
ROBERT BEARSE, et al,
defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Reschedulng Foreclosure Sale
dated November 13 2008 and entered
in Case No 2007 858CA of the Grcuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HENDRY County Flonda
wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC, is the
Plaintiff and ROBERT BEARSE, TRICIA
BEARSE, are the Defendants, I will sell
to te highest and best bidder for cash
at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80
AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORI
DA at 11 00 AM, on the 17th day of
December, 2008, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in sad FI
nal Judgment
LOT 25, BLOCK 2280, OF PORT LA.
BELLE UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9031 PENNY CIRCLE
LA BELLE, FL 3335
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, it any, other
than the proper owner as of the date
of the Js Pendens must file a claim
within sxty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 18, 2008
Barbara Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
"See Amerincans wit Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center,
Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Flonda 33901, telephone number
(813) 335-2299, 1-800-955-8771
(TO), or 1 800 55 8770 (v), via ion
da Relay Service, not later than seven (7)
days pnor to this proceeding
301567 ON 12/4,11/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No 08-943-CA
FIRST BANK fk/a FIRST BANK OF
CLEWISTON,
a Florida banking institution
Plaintiff
vs
ELINA E RORIGUEZ ak/a ELENA
RODRIGUEZ, UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
JOSE A OLIVERA, AND JOSE AD 0RNO
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANT, JOSE ADORNO, and
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida
The East one half (1/2) of the East one
half (1/2) of the North one-half (1/2)
of the Northeast one-fourth (1/4) of the
Northeast onefourth (1/4) of the
Southeast one-fourth (1/4) of Section
27, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County Flonda, subject to
an easement for ingress, egress and
utilaes over and across the East 30
feet thereof Also known as Lot No
248 in Montira Ranch Estates, and
unrecorded subdivision
Together with a double wide 1994 Ore-
sent mobile home with ID No
146M8356A and 146M8356B, Title
No 66214985 and 66214984, AP
No R0586370andR0586371
Parcel ID No
1-32-44-27-A00-0208 0000
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
ten defenses, if any, to it on JODIE R
SNOW, ESQUIRE, Plainlff's attorney,
whose address is McGahee & Perez,
PL, 417 W Su arland Hwy, Clewis
ton, Florida 33440, on or before Janu-
ary 5, 2009, and file the original with
the Clerk of hirs court either before
service on Me Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint
of Petiion
DATED this the 20th day of Nov, 2008
THE HONORABLE BARBARA S BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
301788 CGS 11/27/08
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 12, 2008
at9 00 am at 1233 N W Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Flonda
Property of Rokela Russell:
Stove, 2 mattresses, bike, couch, ar
conditioner, TV, and misc items
Property ot Brandy Love:
Mattress, crib, refrigerator, microwave
and misc items
302757 SUN 12/4,11/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
LICENSING BOARD
Notce is hereby given that the Hendry
County Construction Licensing Board
will hold a meeting Thursday, Decem-
ber 11, 2008 at 600 p m, at the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commis
sion Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee
Avenue, LaBelle, Flonda The meeting
is open to the public The meeting
site is accessible by the disabled
Please Note The time of all CLB
meetings is now 600pm
If a person decides to appeal any de
cision made by the Board with respect
to any mareer considered at this meet-
ng, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made which record includes the
tesurmony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based
Hendry County Construction Licensing
Board, Richard Yoraschek, Chair
302806 CB/CN 12/4/08


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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R Scott Cooper DATE 1/13/09
SUBJECT AREA 339 Homeless Students
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The proposed rule establishes the policy for
homeless students
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 1001 42, 100143, 100301(12), and 100321
FS, Tie McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act U S G 11431-11436, Tile
I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 U S G
6311-6315, and The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 USD C
1400 et seq
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE 100141, 100142, 100301(12), and
1003 21 FS
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at he Office of the Supenntendent of Schools
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY Tie proposed rule established the policy for homeless stu-
dents
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS Tie proposed policy revision will create no
additional distinct economic impact in excess of $100 00 except for the costs of
pnrnting and distfnbutions
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 January 13, 2009
Notice Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re
gardnig the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or as soon thereafter 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 tbme 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 wanting, a heanng The request shall be submitted to the Supenntendent
of Schools, in wanting, within 21 days after publication of this notice The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public heanng would be affected by
the proposed rule The School Board, upon appropnate 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 matenals constituting public records
submitted to mhe agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Supenntendent of Schools
Notice The School Board may recognize any maternal 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
Nolice: If you need an accommodabton in order to participate in this process, please
notiy the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-464 2 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florda 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work
shop
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 Supenntendent of School pursuant to
120 54(3)(e), FS
302551 CN 12/4,11.18 CB 12/18/08



HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R Scott Cooper DATE 1/13/09
SUBJECT AREA 340 Bullying and Harassment
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE The proposed rule establishes the policy for
bullying and harassment of students
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY 1006147, 784048(1)(d), 100609(6), and
1006 07(2) FS
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE 1006147, 784 048(1)(d), 1006 09(6),
and 1006 07(2) FS
FULL TEXT A copy of the full text of he proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at he Office of the Supenntendent of Schools
EXCUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule established the policy for homeless stu-
dents
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS The proposed policy revision will create no
additional distinct economic impact in excess of $100 00 except for the costs of
pnting and distributions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E Osceola Avenue, Clewston, FL at 530 m or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on January 13, 2009
Notice Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re
guarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or as soon thereafter 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 tbme 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 wanting, a heanng The request shall be submitted to the Supenntendent
of Schools, in wing, wiThin 21 days after publicaflon of this notice The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public heanng would be affected by
the proposed rule The School Board, upon appropnate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration
Nolice: Inspection and copying of all written matenals constituting public records
submitted to me agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in wnt
ing, to the Supenntendent of Schools
Notice The School Board may recognize any maternal which may be judicially no
tied and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding The
School Board may incorporate maternal by reference into the proposed rule
Notice If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, lease
notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-464 2 or at the Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBelle, Florda 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or work
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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 Supenntendent of Schoo pursuant to


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File No 2008-CP-175
N RE ESTATE OF
JAMES P PRICE, Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
fSummary Adminlisrationl
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summay Administration has been entered
in the estate of JAMES P PRICE, deceased, File Number 2008 -CP-175 by the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Flonda, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 N W 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, that the decedent's
date of death was February 9, 2008, that the total value of the estate is
$18,000 00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are
NAME ADDRESS
Alan Lindner 685 S E 25 Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Jeffrey Pnce 2325 N W Fork Road
Stuart, FL 34994
Jay Prce 36 Island Park
New York, NY11558
Jerrold Price 31283 Kendale Road
Lewes, RE 19958
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than Mose for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Summary Administraftion must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
Rle date of first publication of this Notice is October 30t, 2008
Attorney for Personal Representaetve
Janice B Richardson, Esq for the firm
Harvin, Harven & Pinnock, LLP
900 East Ocean Blvd Suite 210-B Stuart, Flornda 34994
772 286 3630 Telephone
772-286-6166 Facsimile
Hornda Bar No 0036403
Personal Representative
Jerrold Pnce
31283 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 19958
302883 ON 12/4,11/08

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000226
ACCESS BRIDGE BANK REPAIRS G-36, S-133 AND S-135,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tie South Flonda Water Management Distnct will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B 1 Bldg, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, or te Access Bndge Bank Repars G-36, S-133 and S-135 project, Okee-
chobee County, Florida on Tuesday, January 6, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at
which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read Project is for the re
pain of eroded banks under access bridges leading to specified pump stations and
lock structures The banks are to be repaired utlizing aluminum sheet pile, rein-
forced concrete, back fill, sodding and rock iprap
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at
1 00 pm at the Okeechobee Field Station (B11 Conference Room), 1000 NE 40th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL For directions call (863) 462-5280 A site visit will im-
mediTately follow
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB) Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a CD for $5 00
at e above above address, by calling 561) 682 2715, or by calling the 24 hour BID
HOTLINE 800-472-5290 The public is invIed to attend Me bid opening InlAorma-
lion on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
wwsfwmdnid oV
302369 ON 1M3 CGS 12/4/08

REQUEST FOR BIDS RFB 6D000000227
ACCESS BRIDGE lIAN REPAIRS
S-127, S-129 AND S-131, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Flonda Water Management Distnct will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B- Bldg, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, for the Access Bridge Bank Repairs S 127, S 129 and S 131 project,
Glades County, Flonda on Tuesday, January 6, 2008 at 3 00 p m local time, at
which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read Project is for the re-
air of eroded banks under access bridges leading to specified pump stations and
lock structures The banks are to be repaired ualizin aluminum sheet pile, rein-
rforced concrete, back fill, sodding and rock riprap
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at
9:00 a.m. at the Okeechobee Field Station (B11 Conference Room), 1000 N E 40th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL For directions call (863) 462 5280 A site visit will im
mediately follow
All bids must conomn to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB Interest
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a C for $5 00
at e above address, by calling (561) 682-2715, or by calling The 24-hour BID
HOTLINE 800-472-5290 Rie public is invited to attend the bid opening Inflorma-
lion on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.s1fwmd.g ow.
302336 CGS 12/4 ON 12/5/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #200B-CA-000422
Deutsche Bank Nalonal Trust Company, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of
Sourdview Home Loan Trust 2006 OPT5, Asset Backed Certificates, Series
2006-OPTS,
Plaintiff,
vs
John S Bailey ak/a John Bailey and H F Huff a/t/a Helen Huff, Opion One Mort-
gage Corporation
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO H F Huff ak/a Helen Huff, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS 875 Cemetery Road, Labelle, FL 33935
Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of said Defendants, i
either has remained and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their re-
spective unknown heirs, devices, grantees, assunees, creditors, ienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named
Defendat(s), and the aforemeantoned named Defendant(s) and such of the afore-
menboned unknown Defendants and such of the aforemenboned unknown Defen
dants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sul juris
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a
mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Hendry
County, Flonda, more particulady described as follows
THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER LY-
ING NORTH AND EAST OF JACK'S BRANCH AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE
EAST 731 24 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR
TER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA AND THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER EXCEPT THE NORTH 20
FEET THEREOF AND THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER, SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AS FOLLOWS
THE NORTH 20 FEET OF THE SOUTH 40 FEET OF THE EAST 731 24 FEET OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP
43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR IRRIGATION PIPELINE, PUMP SITE AND
ELECTRIC SERVICE AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
HE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28
AST, HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES
0 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
NORTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 519 80 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGIN-
ING, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
ANCE OF 24650 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 170 FEET TO THE CENTER OF JACK'S
RANCH, THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST UP
HE CENTER OF JACK'S BRANCH, A DISTANCE OF 49 79 FEET, THENCE SOUTH
9 DEGREES 31 MINTUES 50 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 3700 FEET,
HENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
06 50 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST A
liSTANCE OF 10 0 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING, TOGETHER WITH AN
BASEMENT FOR THE IRRIGATION PIPE-LINE AND ELECTRICAL SERVICE OVER
ND ACROSS THE WEST 10 FEET OF THE EAST OF THE EAST 529 80 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST


NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATING SESSION WITH
HENRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT & PARAMEDICS' LOCAL 4520
Take notice that Hendry County Board of County Commissioner Representatives
and the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union Representatives will
conduct negotiations regarding the contract for the Hendry County Professional EMT
& Paramedics' Local 4520 at 100 p m, Tuesday, December 16,2008, at the Hend-
ry County Courthouse Square, Conference Room, 165 S Lee Street, Flonda
The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meehng or heanng, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings and, for such purpose he or she may need to ensure that a vertatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi
dence upon which the appeal is to be based
BOARD OF C TY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
302801 CB/GN 12/4/08


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Flonda Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County
71 Muse Village LLC and Lykes Brothers Inc (Muse Village Lakes) 3200 Bailey
Lane, Ste 120 Naples, FL 34105, has submitted Application 081017-12 for a Wa-
ter Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands The water will be withdrawn from
the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 20,21,28,29, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 29 East
Lykes Brothers Inc (Cemex Construction Matenals Florida LLC Palmdale Sand Mine)
106 SW County Road 72 Okeechobee, FL 34974, has submitted Application
081031-5 for modifincaon of Water Use Permit 22-00245-W for an industrial use
The water will be withdrawn from the Fndan Aquifer and on onsite lake and the
project is located in Sections 7,11-13,18, Township 41 South, Range 30 East
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re arding the appli-
caton by writing to the South Florida Water Management Distnrict, An Environmen-


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The birth of Christ


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Each year we hear of
someone questioning the vir-
gin birth of Jesus. Just what
does the scripture say about
it? Walter Thorton was deal-
ing with this in a recent issue
of "The Restoration Herald."
Here are a few things he had
to say:
"According to Luke 1:26
38, Gabriel, set from God, an-
nounced to the virgin Mary,
espoused to Joseph, that
she was chosen of God to
give birth to the Son of God.
In verse 35 is the statement,
'He shall be called the Son of
God.'
According to Luke 1:39-
56, Elizabeth, mother of John
the forerunner, knew Mary
was pregnant with the Son of
God. Elizabeth did not live in
Nazareth. Luke 1:41 tells us
Elizabeth was filled with the
Holy Spirit. She would not
have started a rumor about
Mary. Luke 1:56 tells us Mary
stayed with Elizabeth about
three months.
According to Matthew
1:18-25, when Mary came
back to Nazareth it became
known to Joseph that Mary
was with child. Joseph did
not want to make Mary a
public example.
In Matthew 1:20-23, the
angel of The Lord revealed to
Joseph that Mary was still a
virgin, and the child she was
carrying is the Son of God,


the fulfillment of prophecy.
The angel told Joseph, 'Don't
be afraid to take Mary as your
wife.' Joseph moved up the
wedding date and took Mary
into his home as his wife.
Matthew 1:25 tells us Joseph
did not have sex with Mary
until after Jesus was born.
The people of Nazareth did
not know that. So, when it
became known that Mary
was pregnant, there was no
scandal. The obvious conclu-
sion would have been Joseph
and Mary are going to have a
baby.
God's Word tells the good,
the bad, and the ugly. There
was not a hint of scandal con-
nected with Mary being with
child.
Jesus was born in Bethle-
hem. Luke 21:1-19. Mary was
great with child when they
left Nazareth, but the people
of Nazareth would not know
when she was due to deliver,
unless she told them. Ac-
cording to Matthew 2:1-23,
Joseph, Mary and Jesus may
have lived in Bethlehem close
to two years. Then they went
to Egypt to live. So it was a
few years before they came
back to Nazareth. There was
no hint of scandal.
When they came back
from Egypt, Luke 2:41-52 tells
us, Jesus grew up, and grew
to manhood in Nazareth.
Luke 2:52 tells us, 'Jesus in-
creased in wisdom and stat-
ure, and in favor with God an
man.' There was no hint of
scandal as Jesus grew up.


During Jesus public minis-
try He went to the synagogue
in Nazareth, read from Isaiah,
and told them, 'Today is this
scripture fulfilled in your ears'
(Luke 4:16-32). In verse 22,
'they said, is not this Joseph's
son?' In Matthew's account
of this, Matthew has them
saying, 'Is not this the carpen-
ter's son? His mother is Mary,'
and then Matthew names Je
sus' brothers and sisters. In
Mark's account of this event,
Mark has them saying, 'is not
this the carpenter, the son of
Mary. In John 6:44, 'is not this
Jesus, the son of Joseph? We
know his father and mother..'
Logically speaking, if the
people of Nazareth knew
or suspected that Jesus was
not Joseph's son, they would
have surely thrown that at Je-
sus there in the synagogue.
But instead they said, 'We
know you, you are Joseph
and Mary's son, you're the
carpenter's son, you are a
carpenter. We know your
brothers and sisters.' Again,
there was no hint of scandal.
I am convinced that the
Holy Spirit was at work in this
process. Also that Joseph was
directed to take Mary into his
home as his wife so there
would not be a scandal.
There is no hint of a scan-
dal connected with the birth
of Jesus Christ, the Son of
God. God's Word gives us
the good, the bad, and the
ugly. And there is nothing
ugly about the birth of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God."


Testing our Christmas IQ


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist
Church
The countdown to Christ-
mas has begun! We've heard
the stories, we've sung the
carols, but how much of the
scriptural Christmas story do
we really know? Every year
I like to share with those
around me a fun test to help
remind us of how much we
really know, and how much
of our knowledge is legend!
Here is a sample of this year's
Christmas IQ test!
(1) As long as Christmas
has been celebrated, it has
been on Dec. 25th. (T or F)
(2) Joseph was from: A.
Bethlehem B. Jerusalem C.
Nazareth D. Egypt E. Chicago
F. None of the above
(3) How did Joseph and
Mary travel to Bethlehem? A.
Joseph walked, Mary rode a
donkey B. Mary walked, Jo-
seph rode a donkey C. They
both walked. D. They both
rode. E. Our church van. F.
They flew. G. Who Knows?
(4) What did the innkeep-
er tell Mary and Joseph? A.
"Come back after the Christ-
mas rush and I should have
some vacancies." B. "I have
a stable you can use." C.
"There is no room at the inn."
D. Both B and C. E. None of
the above.


(5) Jesus was delivered
in a: A. Stable. B. Manger. C.
Cave. D. Barn. E. Unknown
(6) A Manger is a: A. Sta-
ble for domestic animals. B.
Wooden hay storage bin. C.
Feeding Trough. D. Barn
(7) Which animals does
the Bible say were present at
Jesus' birth? A. Cows, sheep,
goats. B. Cows, donkeys,
sheep. C. Lowing cattle. D.
Misc. barnyard animals. E. Li-
ons, tigers, and bears. F. None
of the above.
(8) Who saw the "Star in
the East"? A. Shepherds. B.
Mary and Joseph. C. Three
Kings. D. Both A and C. E.
None of the above.
(9) How many angels
spoke to the shepherds? A.
One. B. Three. C. Seven. D.
A Multitude. E. None of the
above
(10) What sign did the an-
gels tell the shepherd to look
for? A. "This way to baby Je-
sus" B. A star over Bethlehem.
C. A baby that doesn't cry. D.
A house with a Christmas
tree. E. A baby in a stable. F.
None of the above
(11) What did the angels
sing? A. Joy to the World, the
Lord is come" B. "Alleluia" C.
"Unto us a child is born, unto
us a son is given." D. "Glory to
God in the Highest." E. "Jesus
is the rock that's gonna roll
my sin away." F. "All hail King


Jesus! All hail Immanuel!"
(12) How many wise men
came to see Jesus?
(13) The wise men found
Jesus in a: A. Manger. B.
Stable. C. House. D. Good
Mood.
(14) Where do we find the
Christmas story in order to
check on all of these ridicu-
lous questions? A) Matthew.
B) Mark. C) Luke. D) John. E)
All of the above. F) A and B.
G) A and C. H) A, B, and C. I)
Genesis. J) The 4 Gospels. K)
The Epistles. L) Television
ANSWERS TO BIBLE IQ
TEST: (1) False. Not until the
fourth century did it settle
on the 25th. (2) A. See Luke
2:3,4. (3) G. The Bible doesn't
say. (4) E. No word about the
innkeeper. See Luke 2:7. (5)
E. No word about it. See Luke
2:7. (6) C. (7) F. The Bible
doesn't specify. (8) E. The
wise men did. They were not
kings. See Matthew 2:2. (9) A.
See Luke 2:9. (10) F. a baby
wrapped in cloths and lying
in a manger. See Luke 2:12.
(11) D. See Luke 2:14. (12)
No one knows. See Matthew
2:1. Original tradition had
twelve. Later tradition had
three, one for each gift. (13)
C. Matthew 2:11. (14) G. Mark
begins with John the Baptist,
John with "the Word".


Will there be a Christmas?


By The Reverend
Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph. d.
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston
As we get ready to hear
the Christmas story once
more, I thought about some
of the details and wondered if
the story really gets home to
us. It is about a couple who
must make a journey. Joseph
must return to his home town
because a foreign, occupy-
ing nation wants to make as
census. This must be an un-
wanted trip, and to add to the
difficulties, Mary is expecting
her first child.
The time is winter; not the
best time to travel but there is
no choice; the occupying na-
tion demands it. When they
arrive, there is really no place
for them. No room, no family
apparently to welcome them.
Finally, an innkeeper says
"Well, there is a stable out
back." They can go and stay
with the animals. There is no
bedding, no furniture, noth-
ing to welcome the newborn
into the world on a cold night.
A trough will have to serve as
a crib for Him. This is not a
pretty picture of welcoming
the Lord into the world but it
is a picture that we are given
by Luke (Chapter 2). In spite
of it all, the world will be
changed by His coming; peo-
ple will celebrate His coming
ever afterward, and it will be
a time of joy and hope.
For the past several weeks,


I've been hearing about the
"economy." For some, it's
supposed to be a "recession,"
or "near recession," and
some have have made com-
parisons to the 1930's when
things were really bleak. "It's
bad" they say. No money for
Christmas shopping, no mon-
ey for parties, no lavish gifts.
Television presentations
are on how to shop wisely or
how to save money in prepar-
ing holiday meals or what to
do that costs less. Charities
are being hurt because peo-
ple are giving less and there
are greater demands for their
services because there is ...
no money. Then I reflect on
the story of the first century
couple. They had it rough
too. They had it harder than
we can imagine. They took it
all in their stride and the first
"Christmas" was celebrated
with what was on hand. It
was about God's love and
family, and the hope and joy
He sent to His people. For
those who recognized and
shared in that event, there
was a message of love, re-
demption, salvation, forgive-
ness, hope. Gifts came later,
they came from strangers and
were unexpected, and the lo-
cal people didn't offer pres-
ents nor were any expected.
Christmas was gathering
around, recognizing that the
Lord had come into the
world and adoring His pres-
ence; and that was more than
enough. The economy was
bad, the political situation


was unstable, the conditions
were unwholesome, and
none of the things we might
desire were present.
When those who wor-
shipped Him saw God at
work; that was enough and
more than they could have
imagined. That was "Christ-
mas." Now, predictions are
that we are going to have a
"poor" Christmas" and I won-
der "For whom?" For those
who see it only as a time to
buy and spend? Perhaps. For
those who want to submerge
themselves in material things
and forget the "reason for the
season? Probably. For those
who rely on big celebrations
to ignore the roots of this
"holy day?" I guess so. The real
Christmas can be wonderful
time no matter what we have
to spend or what material
things are a part of it; or how
little they turn out to be. It's
not about the "economy" or
spending anyway. It's about
love, and family, and hope,
and realizing what the season
and the event have come to
mean to humanity. Christmas
is more than "stuff" and add-
ing to possessions. One man
spoke of the over importance
attached to possessions when
he said "We don't own them,
they own us." The message
of Christmas is that God has
come into the world to make
us free maybe fewer posses-
sions will mean more free-
dom to us all Maybe Christ-
mas will be... Christmas... just
a bit more.




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6 MYTHS ABOUT THE DETROIT 3
BY MARK PHELAN
FREE PRESS COLUMNIST
The debate over aid to the Detroit-based automakers is awash with half-truths and misrepresentations that are endlessly
repeated by everyone from members of Congress to journalists. Here are six myths about the companies and their vehicles,
and the reality in each case.
Myth No. 7
Nobody buys their vehicles.
Reality
General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC sold 8.5 million vehicles in the United States last year and mil-
lions more around the world. GM outsold Toyota by about 1.2 million vehicles in the United States last year and holds a
U.S. lead over Toyota of about 560,000 so far this year. Globally, GM in 2007 remained the world's largest automaker,
selling 9,369,524 vehicles worldwide -- about 3,000 more than Toyota. Ford outsold Honda by about 850,000 and Nissan
by more than 1.3 million vehicles in the United States last year. Chrysler sold more vehicles here than Nissan and Hyundai
combined in 2007 and so far this year.
Myth No. 2
They build unreliable junk.
Reality
The creaky, leaky vehicles of the 1980s and '90s are long gone. Consumer Reports recently found that "Ford's reliability is
now on par with good Japanese automakers." The independent J.D. Power Initial Quality Study scored Buick, Cadillac,
Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Mercury, Pontiac and Lincoln brands' overall quality as high or higher than that of Acura, Audi,
BMW, Honda, Nissan, Scion, Volkswagen and Volvo. Power rated the Chevrolet Malibu the highest-quality midsize sedan.
Both the Malibu and Ford Fusion scored better than the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Myth No. 3
They build gas-guzzlers.
Reality
All of the Detroit Three build midsize sedans the Environmental Protection Agency rates at 29-33 miles per gallon on the
highway. The most fuel-efficient Chevrolet Malibu gets 33 m.p.g. on the highway, 2 m.p.g. better than the best Honda
Accord. The most fuel-efficient Ford Focus has the same highway fuel economy ratings as the most efficient Toyota Corolla.
The most fuel-efficient Chevrolet Cobalt has the same city fuel economy and better highway fuel economy than the most
efficient non-hybrid Honda Civic. A recent study by Edmunds.com found that the Chevrolet Aveo subcompact is the least
expensive car to buy and operate.
Myth No. 4
They already got a $25-billion bailout.
Reality
None of that money has been lent out and may not be for more than a year. In addition, it can, by law, be used only to
invest in future vehicles and technology, so it has no effect on the shortage of operating cash the companies face because
of the economic slowdown that's killing them now.
Myth No. 5
GM, Ford and Chrysler are idiots for investing in pickups and SUVs.
Reality
The domestic companies' lineup has been truck-heavy, but Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have all spent billions
of dollars on pickups and SUVs because trucks are a large and historically profitable part of the auto industry. The most
fuel-efficient full-size pickups from GM, Ford and Chrysler all have higher EPA fuel economy ratings than Toyota and
Nissan's full-size pickups.
Myth No. 6
They don't build hybrids.
Reality
The Detroit Three got into the hybrid business late, but Ford and GM each now offers more hybrid models than Honda or
Nissan, with several more due to hit the road in early 2009


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