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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
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Publication Date: January 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Subject: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
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News in Brief


Hendry County
Republican Invitation
Hendry County residents
are cordially invited to a meet-
ing of Hendry County Repub-
licans to be held at the Mc-
Donalds Corporate Offices in
LaBelle on Monday, Jan. 14,
at 7 p.m.
Our guest speaker is Hal
Valeche, Candidate for Con-
gressional District Office 16
and the public is invited. Call
675-4063 for more informa-
tion.
Widows to meet
The Widow's Support
Group 'will meet at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant Jan. 17, at
11:30 a.m. for lunch. All wid-
ows welcome.

Dr. Richard Raid to
speak at Audubon
Hendry/Glades Audubon
will meet Monday Jan. 14,
at 7 p. m. at-the Cooperative
Extension, Dallas Townsend
Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. in
LaBelle.
Dr. Richard Raid, currently
a Professor of Plant Pathology
at the Everglades Research
and Education Center in Belle
Glade, will present a program
on "Invasive Species: Their
Role as Nesting Habitat and
the Consequences of Their
Removal". Since 1994, Dr.
Raid has worked with a pro-
gram utilizing barn owls for
sustainable rodent control in
the Everglades Agricultural
Area of south Florida.
For information call: Steve
Buczynski, Chapter President
(863) 902-0856 or Margaret
England (863) 674-0695 sta-
5birding@emba(qmail.com
Homestead benefits
new residents
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser, an-
nounces that property owners
who have established a new
residence in Hendry County,
or have changed ownership in
any manner must make a new
application and qualify for the
$25,000 Homestead Exemp-
tion. You may pre-file now for
the 2008 tax year. Should you
have any questions, or need
additional information, visit
our website at www.hendry-
prop.org or please feel free to
call the LaBelle office at (863)-
675-5270 or the Clewiston of-
fice at (863) 983-3178. Office
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.


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Woman rescued from canal


Wildlife officer,
migrant workers
rescue woman
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
On Christmas Day, a man
was found dead in a canal, a
regrettable end to what should
have been a happier season for
the family.
Ten days later, a woman
found herself in the same or-
deal: with her vehicle turned


upside down and the windows
of her car almost completely
plunged inside the muddy wa-
ter.
Thanks to a woman trailing
her, an off-duty Florida Wildlife
officer, and a van full of mi-
grant workers, the woman was
saved, with just a little shock in
her nerves and some wet cloth-
ing to show for it.
The incident happened last
Friday, at just before 5 p.m. on
County Road 835, off of Rodg-
ers Road.
Deputy Morales, with the


Hendry County Sheriff's Office,
told the Clewiston News that
there was little to see when he
arrived at the scene. The driver
of the car had been extracted,
and the rescuers stood by the
side of the road waiting for
emergency personnel to arrive.
Minutes earlier, Barbara Ann
Duzin's vehicle, a 1999 Pontiac,
had gone into the canal when
the driver was unable to keep
control around the tight turn.
"I saw that the vehicle was
turned over, wheels looking
upward," Deputy Morales said.


Cold snap: Residents battle the cold


SiNiwose Zaragoza
Wintry chill
Residents wore thick jackets and clothing to keep the cold away last Thursday In Clew-
iston.


A sudden arctic air brought lower-than-normal temperatures to ulewiston. By r-naay,
the weather had gone back to normal.


Friends and family


remember 'Jack" Fry


Notable resident
passed away
Dec. 29
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- He liked to
say he was a poor boy who
walked out of the Ozarks in
the '20s.
Maybe it was that experi-
ence that shaped this man into


the affable, well-regarded and
well-liked man who turned
a business into a platform to
help everyone in town.
After leaving his home-
town, Selden Curtis "Jack" Fry
would later make Clewiston
his home.
When he died at 93 at the
close of last year -- on Dec. 29
to be precise -- he left an en-
during memory in those who
knew him.
Mr. Fry was one of those


men who defy any narrow
and categorical description.
He was generous, but he
didn't like to be recognized
for it. He was involved, but
never ran for office.
In remembering him, his
daughter, Mary Beth Cooper,
notes how her father would
offer to barbecue for the Elks
Club, and how that soon be-
came a tradition in the com-
See Fry Page 18


"I think she was going a little
too fast for that curve."
Luckily, Omaeda Cadazos
was driving just behind the
woman when the car went into
the canal. Ms. Cadazos spot-
ted an off-duty wildlife officer,
Lt. Travis Franklin, and the of-
ficer rushed to the canal to
see whether he could pull the
woman out.
"He exits his vehicle, goes
into the canal and attempts to
lift the car, but it's too heavy
and he knows he can't do it
alone," Deputy Morales said.


That's when Lt. Franklin
stopped Ronaldo Magano, the;
driver of a van passing by car-
rying migrant workers. Sergio
Almazan, Arnulfo Castro Lopez
and Pedro Guzman Mejia, who;
all work for the produce comrn
party Pedro Vegetables, jumped
into the canal with the lieuten-'
ant.
They pushed and pulled the
car in the slippery canal bed un-
til they had tipped it up enough
for the lieutenant to reach in
See Life Page 18


Hendry County


braves two-day


cold spell


Weather dips into
low temperatures
as January begins
By Jose Jesus Zar-agoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- An unex-
pected cold spell in January
brought something that had
been sorely missing from a
warm December.
As forecasters predicted
weather conditions to dip into
the 30s, with temperatures to
feel more as though they were
in the 20s, mahy grabbed their


best jackets and coats and
braved the cold.
A sharp wintry wind punc-
tuated the temperatures, and
local farmers and even regular
residents did their best to pro-
tect their gardens and crops.
The low temperature on
Thursday in Hendry County
reached 36 degrees, three de-
grees off the lowest recorded
temperature for the day (re-
corded in 1979). The previous
day, the low was 38 degrees.
Around, t outrey the
weather witnusally cool-
er, but the strange Weither in
See Cold Page 18


Mann n deadly


Christmas


accident ID'ed


Tractor driver loses
control of vehicle,
drowns in canal
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Investiga-
tors now know the name of
a man who died in a tragic


Christmas accident while driv-
ing a tractor.
Although what happened
exactly is still unknown, offi-
cials say that around 8 a.m. on
Christmas morning, 34-year-
old Silvestre Diaz Ortiz died
when he lost control of the
tractor and plunged into the
See Accident --Page 18


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Swaying trees
These trees rocked heavily in the cold wind last Thurs-
day. A cold snap brought close to freezing temperatures
to Hendry County.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 10, 2008


iSouth Florida adopts One-day-a-week


'Regional
water levels
in seasonal decline


said SFWMD Governing Board
Chairman Eric Buermann. "We
appreciate the public's under-
standing and compliance with
these necessary restrictions
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"watering windows" directly
associated with their unique
street addresses (page 3 of this
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lawn," added Buermann.
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t hat will result in measurable Htand-watering with one ter irom pul iUUtiL ULiIes, private
WEST PALM BEACH -- For water savings." hose fitted with an automatic wells, canals, ponds and lakes.
,the first time in the agency's Highlights of the Modified shut-off nozzle is allowed for 10 Users of 100-percent reclaimed
'history, the South Florida Water Phase III water shortage order, minutes per day for landscape water are exempt from the re-
'Management District (SFWMD) which will be enforced begin- stress relief and to prevent plant strictions but are encouraged to
,today declared an extreme Dis- ning January 15, 2008, include: die-off. conserve water voluntarily.
:trict-wide water shortage, di- Residents and businesses of Low-volume irrigation, in- Because jurisdiction in cer-
rectly affecting more than five Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, cluding the use of drip and mi- tain counties is shared with oth-
,million South Florida residents Palm Beach, Broward, Miami- crojet systems that apply water er water management districts,
-and thousands of farms and Dade, Monroe, Hendry and directly to plant root zones, is the SFWMD has coordinated
.businesses. At its monthly meet- Glades counties are limited to not restricted but should be vol- with these agencies to simplify
*;ing, the District's nine-member a one-day-per-week landscape untarily reduced. implementation and enforce-
Governing Board adopted a irrigation schedule with two Additional watering. days ment. Residents of Orange and
groundbreaking water short- "watering windows." and times will be allocated for Osceola counties should ad-
age order, instituting a one- Odd street addresses may ir- the establishment of new lawns here to any water restrictions
diay-a-week watering schedule rigate lawns and landscapes on and landscapes, set by the St. Johns River Water
4for residential landscape irriga- Mondays between 4 a.m. and 8 No restrictions apply to other Management District. Residents
"tion to conserve regional water a.m. or 4: p.m. and 8 p.m. outside water uses, such as for of Polk, Highlands, and Char-
supplies. Landscape irrigation Even street addresses may ir- car and boat washing, pressure lotte counties should adhere to
accounts for up to half of all rigate lawns and landscapes on cleaning of paved surfaces, the water restrictions set by the
household water consumption Thursdays between 4 a.m. and decorative fountains and water- Southwest Florida Water Man-
in Florida and totals more than 8 a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. based recreation (e.g. swim- agement District. However, golf
seven billion gallons per day Residents and businesses ming pools, water slides), courses, nurseries, and agricul-
)iationwide. with more than five acres have Golf courses must reduce tural users District-wide should
; "The order represents the expanded irrigation hours, be- their allocated water use by 45 follow SFWMD water use re-
tnost stringent landscape irriga- tween midnight and 8 a.m. or percent. strictions.
tion measures that this agency 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on their "Our lawns do not need to Restrictions Make a Differ-
,has ever had to impose, but designated irrigation day. be watered more than once a ence Implementing water use
,we believe it will significantly Residents and businesses week during the dry season, restrictions has already proved
:help to protect and stretch in Lee and Collier counties are and with seasonal rainfall to effective during the continued
pur regional water supplies," limited to one-day-a-week wa- help, it should be more than regional water shortage. Based

Tourism Business Summit invites business community
r- MOORE HAVEN -- If you Glades County are ready to take Hendry/Glades Tourism Sum- community and help build
sown a tourism-related business the next step. The second ses- mit is just the start of what has the Hendry/Glades area into a
"in Hendry or Glades County, sion of the partnership program the potential to be a partnership destination "hotspot". When
5or are contemplating starting will allow additional partners to team unlike any unveiled in our your business wins, the indus-
!one, please plan to attend the join the group and finalize our area. try wins and your community
next joint Hendry/Glades Tour- plans for the future. You are Attendees will be given an wins. Please attend and join the
"ism Business Summit, slated for asked to attend and to bring opportunity to discuss trends, team!
'Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 until 8 at least one additional friend, issues, as well as their personal Bring any promotional items
op.m. in the Doyle Conner Build- worker, or fellow business in- businesses while continuing that you would like to pass out
'ing, Moore Haven. terested in being a part of this to build a network and finding to fellow attendees.
j The groundwork has been pioneering effort. By working other members from the tour- Please RSVP to: Sean Moore,
established, preliminary ideas together as one rather than as ism industry to form new busi- (863) 517-0097 or spmoore@
|have been exchanged, and the rivals, the tourism market can ness partnerships. This is a great fgcu.edu or Tracy Whirls, (863)
tourism influenced businesses reach an all time high at a time opportunity to step forward 946-0300 or twhirls@glades-
;and industries of Hendry and it is becoming a necessity. The as leaders of your economic countyedc.com.

Palm Beach company sued for deceptive check solicitations
TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney $34.95. Investigators with the Trade Practices Act, which pro- or disabled individual. The At-
JGeneral Bill "McCollum an- Attorney Generals Economic hibits deceptive or misleading torney Generals Office may also
'nounced that his office has sued Crimes Division received com- business practices. Penalties for request that the Court issue an
a Palm Beach County company plaints from business consumers violating the act include fines of injunction against the company
alleging the company engaged and at least one nonprofit com- $10,000 per violation or $15,000 requiring them to provide better
min deceptive business practices. pany who had been unaware if the victim is a senior citizen notice to affected consumers.
kBoca Raton-based Directory of the charges and authorities L, .. ....
F aqnsshling of feesasd accomr .are unaware that they are being
aanyin cahecksW$3.25 to busi- billed on a monthly basis for an
nesses an'd to other consumers, internet directory listing which
advertising more prominent is not affiliated with their phone
placement on an internet-based company.
telephone directory. The Attor- The complaint questions
;hey General lawsuit alleges that how consumers could know-
the checks did not sufficiently ingly pay hundreds of dollars
disclose that cashing them to be listed on an internet-
would cause consumers to be based phone directory when
billed a monthly charge directly that directory cannot be read-
to their telephone bill or bank ily found without first knowing
account. the specific website address.
Businesses should never at- The Attorney Generals Office is
tempt to prey on consumers also concerned that a monthly
through misleading or unclear charge in the name of Direc-
advertising, said Attorney Gen- tory Billing, when appearing on
eral Bill McCollum. a business telephone 'bill could
The Attorney Generals Office easily go unnoticed because it
will continue to enforce the laws would sound like a charge from
that prohibit deceptive business the consumers telephone corn-
practices and protect our citi- pany. Business and nonprofit
zens from being victimized, corporations are strongly urged
Although the company has to check their phone bills and
ceased sending the problematic bank account statements from
solicitations, the lawsuit claims Jan., 2004 through the present,
Directory Billing continues to and to report any unauthorized
collect the monthly charges, or unrecognized charges to the
Nationwide, more than $10 mil- Office of the Attorney General.
lion has been collected from the The lawsuit was filed under
monthly charges of $29.95 or Florida's Unfair and Deceptive


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water utilities in Broward,
Beach, Martin, St.. Lucie,
lier, Lee and Miami-Dade c
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gallons of potable water
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Current Conditions
Surface water and gr
water levels across much o
District remain unseaso
low and already are sho
signs of decline with the
of the dry season in No
ber. The water level in
Okeechobee, the source co
ter for the Florida Everg
and the primary back-up
supply for five million
Floridians, is at its lowe
evation ever recorded fo
month of December. At
feet above sea level this r
ing, the lake level already
low that water from the


watering

public cannot be used to replenish ,
Palm the regional supply. Even with / "
Col- average dry season rainfall, wa-
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illion level to drop over the coming
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en re- of 8.82 feet above sea level, re-
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n-wa- low levels and Hydro Graph of
, one LakeO)
rriga- "Our water resources are all
ed in interconnected and our goal is to
coun- ensure we have sufficient water
0 mil- to meet regional demands dur-
)table ing the dry season," said Carol
Ann Wehle, executive director
S of the SFWMD. "With a full six
Sun months of dry season weather
of the ahead of us and the subsequent
water level declines that are
nably typical of South Florida's winter
start and spring, we are heading into
>vem- uncharted territory."
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lades restrictions or water conserva-
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South Water Conservation Hotline at
st el- 1-800-662-8876, visit www.sf-
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Thursday, January 10, 2008


Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following wanted fugitive as of
Jan. 3, 2008.
Freddie Britton, age 26, is
a black male with black hair
and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 8
inches tall and weighs approxi-
mately 185 pounds.
He is wanted on felony: Five
counts of forgery (checks); five
counts of uttering a forgery
(checks); five counts of grand
theft; organized scheme to de-
fraud.
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


Courtesy photo/PBSO
Freddie Britton


Arrest Report


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


South West Fifth Avenue, South
Bay, was arrested on Jan. 2, and
charged with Violation of Proba-
tion, Grand Theft, attempt to flee
or elude police. No bond was set.
Raymond Perry, 18, of Coco-
nut Court, South Bay was arrest-
ed on Jan. 2, and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill,
discharging firearm from vehicle.
Bond was set at $20,000.
Clewiston


Belle Glade Clewiston
Henry Bd Edward Gene Lanier, 36, was
Henry Boyd, 35, of West arrested Jan. 5 and charged as a
Canal South, Belle Glade, was fugitive from justice in state on a
arrested on Jan. 2 by PBSOving traf- Glades County warrant for viola-
charged with a non moving traf- t of pn
fic violation, driving while license tion of probation. Jeanette Moore
suspended as a habitual offender. was arresting officer.
Bond was set at $3,000. Dedrick Lamar Kelly, 22,
James Samuels, 19, of South was arrested Jan. 5 and charged
West Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was with open continer, resisting ar-
arrested on Jan. 2, by DOC Pro- rest/obstruction without violence,
bation and charged with violation synthetic narcotic-possession
of probation, street violation, pos- with intent to sell, manufacture
session of cocaine, dealing in sto- or deliver, marijuana-possession
len property. No bond was set. with intent to sell, manufacture
or deliver and drugs-possession
Pahokee of marijuana over 20 grams/con-
Darrell Lakieth Robinson, 30, trolled substance without a pre-
of Pelican Lakes, Pahokee, was scription. D/S Larry Preece was
arrested on Jan. 2, and charged arresting officer.
with failure to appear for misde- Bacilio Lara-Morales, 26, was
meanor offense, driving while li- arrested Jan. 6 and charged with
cense suspended. No bond was a non-moving traffic violation-op-
se s t. eration of a motor vehicle without
Jesse Smith, 24, of Padgett a valid driver's license, possession
Circle, of Pahlokee, was arrested of cocaine, possession ,a-
on Jan. 2, and charged with bur- juana under 20 grams, prJS?-
S glar.f-conveyance, petit-4heftp n-o rl narcotics-equipmentand-,,-
dealing in stolen property, do- as a fugitive from justice Failure to
mestic battery, aggravated stalk- Appear Collier County warrant..
ing, false imprisonment, burglary D/S Nathan Kirk was arresting of-
of dwelling, grand theft, dealing ficer.
in stolen property. No bond was Delilah Latrice Logan, 29,
set. was arrested and charged with a
Bradley Davis, 18, of Bay Bot- VOP: felony or community con-
tom Road, Pahokee, was arrested trol. Malqueen Powell was arrest-
on Jan. 2, and charged with bat- ing officer.
tery on detention staff. Bond was Warren Jason Williams, 22,
set at $3,000. was arrested Jan. 2 and charged
with VOP: felony or controlled
South Bay substance. Jeanette Moore was
Larry Brown, Jr., 51, was ar- arresting officer.
rested on Jan. 2, and charged with Eugene Eugene Hunter,
failure to appear for misdemean- Jr. 56, was arrested Jan. 1 and
or offense, driving while license charged on a warrant with FTA:
suspended..No bond was set. felony offense. D/S Nathan Kirk
Robnesha Williams, 19, of was arresting officer.


Submitted photo/HCSO
Articles used in the cultivation of marijuana were seized as
well as a number of large marijuana plants after county inves-
tigations proved evidence of a grow house operation.


Grow house


busted in LaBelle


HENDRY COUNTY -- Sher-
iff Ronnie Lee announces the
search of a marijuana grow
house located on Twig Court
in LaBelle on Wednesday after-
noon, Jan. 2. The search, was
the result of an investigation
conducted by members of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Division
in a continuing Marijuana Eradi-
cation Operation.
During a search of the resi-
dence, located on Twig Court


in Port Labelle, seized were
numerous large live marijuana
plants and several items of nar-
cotics paraphernalia used for
the growing and cultivation of
marijuana.
These items included mari-
juana grow lights, power trans-
formers, electrical equipment,
fertilizers, water filtration sys-
tems and growing medium.
This is an ongoing investiga-
tion with pending arrests to fol-
low.


Sheriff appointed to drug

enforcement committee


Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
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Mary K. Mrs. Harris was born May 9,
1916 at Kingsland, Ga. His par-
Chancy ents were Burkie R. and Helena
Mary K. Chancy, age 62, of Nightengale Morris. She was re-
Clewiston, died Dec. 25, in Tam- tired from United States Sugar
pa. Corp. She became the first lady
She was born May 4, 1945 at tractor driver to work for U.S.
Chattanooga, Tenn., to Clifford Sugar in the 1950's.
and Lelia Eva "Proffitt" Lance. She was preceded in death by
She resided in Belle Glade prior her husband, Frank Harris; son,.
to moving in 1979 to Clewiston. Sherman Lee Harris; brothers,
She worked for several years as Lemuel Harris, Jr., Lester Mor-
a salesperson with Rawls Real ris, Burnell Morris and Abraham
Estate and Johnson Prewitt En- Morris.
gineering, retiring in.2006. .She Mrs. Harris is survived by
was a member of Evangel As- granddaughters, Patricia Den-
sembly of God Church. nard (Earl), of Port. St. Lucie,
Survivors include her hus- Lauvenia Harris Johnson, Ki-
band, Don Chancy; sons, Tom leen, of Texas; grandson, Leroy
(Shelley) Chancy, Tampa, Chris Harris (Matilda) of Miami; great-
(Erin) Chancy, Shawnee, Kan- grandchildren, Quandshondra
sas; daughter, Katherine (Kathy) Dennard Walters (Kriss) of Mi-
Lolar, Clewiston; sisters, Pat ramar, Tarhonda Dennard of
Sloan, Madisonville, Tenn., Betty Port St. Lawondra Dennard De-
Gunderson, Flat Rock, Ala. and of VA., Lawondra Dennard De-
five grandchildren. sire (Gerard) of Port St. Lucie,
five grandchildren. LeAnte' Johnson of Houston,
Funeral services were held Texas, Quandra Dennard of Port
Saturday, Dec. 29, at Evangel As- Texas, Quandra Dennard of Port
sembly of God. Reverend Gary St Lucie, Naykia Harris, Stephen
Corley officiated. Interment fol- Harris, Daniel Harris, ang Neysa
Corley officiated. Interment Harris all of Miami; great great
lowed in Ridgelawn Cemetery. grandchildren, Carabel, Gernei-
The family suggests memo- grandchildren, Carabel, Gernei-
rials to Glory of Zion in care of sha, Gervaris, Gervon "Peter
Children of Destiny at P.O. Box Rabbit" and Gerard Desire, all
120607, West Melbourne FL of Port St. Lucie, Krisshannti
32912-0607 for the ministry of Walters, Miramar, Taniya John-
0Autism. tson, Houston, Texas; brothers,
Autism. Elis Morris, Bennie Morris, New
All arrangements were under Smyrna Beach, ennie Morris, New
the direction of Akin Davis Fu- SMami, Rayfiel Morris, M
neral Home, Clewiston. sisters, Etta Walker, Wood-
stown, N.J., Genevieve Inman,
Harry Colledge New Smyrna Beach, and Gussie
Dye Davis, Miami; brother in law,
R.C. Thompson, Miami; sister in
Harry Colledge Dye, age 80, law Bessie Morris, and Nevada
of Clewiston died Dec. 25, 2007 Morris, New Smyrna Beach,
in LaBelle. Eula Morris, Miami, Rith Morris,
He was born March 1, 1927 Kingsland, GA., and Christine
in Bristol, Va. Mr. Dye was the Morris, Woodstown, N.J.; along
son of Isaac Newton and Etta with many nieces, nephews and
(Thomas) Dye. He was a vet- cousins.
eran of the Navy. He served 7 Visitation was Friday, Jan.
years during and after WWII. 4, at Akin Davis Funeral Home,
He was.a retired steel worker Clewiston.
with Bethlehem Steel after 32 Funeral services were Satur-
years. day, Jan. 5 at The Greater Friend-
Survivors include a sister, Ge- ship Baptist Church of Clewis-
neva McCray of Bristol, Va.; niec- ton with Rev. Gregory McNealy
es, Gail Wiseman, Clewiston, officiating.
Kathy Richardson, Burdstown, Interment followed at the Or-
Tenn.; nephews, Craig Plunk, tona Cemetary, Moore Haven.
Burdew, N.C., Michael Spears, All arrangements were under
Louisville, Ky grry Rp.ars,,' he direction of th'e, 'Akoavis
Tommy Spear er ry ars :-Fner, ltion.;a
all of Clewisto ;. 1
Services were held Saturday, RonafdWayne
Dec. 29, at Ridgelawn Cemetery,
with Rev. Dave McClusky of Cal- Patterson
vary Baptist Church officiating. R o n a I d
All arrangements were under. Wayne Patter-
the direction of Akin Davis Fu- son, age 51, of il
neral Home, Clewiston. Clewiston. died


Cassell
Harris
Cassell Harris, age 91, of Port
St. Lucie, formerly of Clewiston,
died Dec. 26, 2007 at St. Lucie
Medical Center, Port. St. Lucie.


Sunday, Jan. 6,
2008 in Tampa.
He was born
Nov. 12, 1956 in
Ft. Myers to Da-
vid LeRoy and
Jannice Den-
ney Patterson.


Ronald
Wayne
Patterson


He worked for Clewiston High
School and the Hendry County
School Board 1,r 23 years and
had attended the Calvary Bap-
tist Church in Clewiston. He is
survived by his wife of 27 years,
Charlotte Patterson; two daugh-
ters, Wendy Ann and Amy Lynn
Patterson, all of Clewiston; his
parents, D.L. and Jannice Pat-
terson, Dade City; four siblings,
Brenda Sue McCormick, Wes-
ley Chapel, Nancy Gail Bethea,
Clewiston, Richard Allen Pat-
terson, Dade City, Kathy Lynn
Mincey, Polk City; and numerous
nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were held on Wednes-
day, Jan. 9, at the 301 Chapel of
Hodges Family Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Floral Mem-
ory Gardens. Friends may call
one hour prior to service time at
the funeral home.

Richard James
Raby
Richard James Raby, age 54,
of West Palm Beach, passed
away, Dec. 28, 2007. Mr. Raby
was born July 26, 1953 to Henry
and Ethel Raby in Franklin, N.C.
He was a talented musician and
an avid chess player. He had-an
easy smile, a traveler's spirit,
and a believer's faith in God.
He had been a resident of West
Palm Beach for. the past three
years, but he called mapy cities
home including, Pahokee, New
Orleans, La., and Albuquerque,
N.M.
He is preceded in death by
his father, Henry Raby.
He is survived by his son, Eric
(Alecia) of Palm Beach Gardens;
mother, Ethel Raby of Welling-
ton; sisters, Maxine Moon of
Corinth, Miss., and Carlene (B.ar-
nie) Walker of Wellington. In
addition, he is survived by four
grandchildren Derrious of Clew-
iston, Eric II, Emeril and Natalia
of Palm Beach Gardens; two
nieces, Penny (Danny) Smith of
Orlando, and Sheila Stadler of
Leesburg; a nephew, Dr. Bryan
(Melissa) Moon of Greenville,
S.C., six great nieces and three
great nephews.
A memorial service was held
Dec. 30, 2007 at the Westgate
Tabernacle in West Palm Beach.
Bishop Avis Hill officiated the
service. A graveside service will
be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11
a.m. at the Ridgecrest Baptist
Cemetery in Franklin, N.C. with
Rev. Johnny Raby officiating.
Memorials may be made to The
Salvation Army of West Palm
Beach, 2100 Palm Beach Lakes
Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33409.

Charles Randall
Teele
Charles Randall Teele, age.
59, of Clewiston, died Dec. 27,


2007 in Cape Coral.
He was born Sept. 15, 1948
in Fort Lauderdale, the son of
James Timridge and Iris Faye
(Frost) Teele. He served during
Vietnam in the U.S. Army.
He was a mechanic-welder,
employed by Southern Gardens
Citrus.
Mr. Teele is survived by his
wife, Frances (Jumper) Teele;
six sons, Charles "Randy" Teele,
Jr., Jason Teele, Shane Bryant,
Danny Bryant, Billy Walker,
Shelby Bryant; daughters, Gen-,
try Bryant, Tisha Walker; broth-
ers, Frank Teele, Ray Teele, Mi-
chael Teele; sister, Britta Goins
and numerous grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, .Dec. 29, at Akin Davis
Funeral Home,. Clewiston. Rev.
Arlen J. Payne, officiated. Inter-
ment, followed in Big Cypress
Cemetery, Big Cypress Reserva-
tion.
All arrangements were under
th'e direction of Akin Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.

Alene Durrance
Ward
Alene Durrance Ward, age 97,
of Lakeland, formerly of Moore
Haven, passed away Dec. 31,
2007 in Lakeland. She was born
July 24, 1910 in Bowling Green.
Mrs. Ward spent most of her life
being a wife and mother, raising
her children in a Christian home.
She spent a lot of time teaching
grandchildren and great-grand-
children about the Lord. She
was a long time member of First
Baptist Church of Moore Haven.
She is preceded in death by
her parents, Benjamin Jackson
and Blanche (Hicks) Durrance;
sisters; husband, Nathan E. Dot-
son; daughter, Velma Wyse; and
sons, Larry and B.J. Dotson.
She is survived by a son,
Nathanr Kelly (Deb) Dotson of
Alva; daughter in law, Elizabeth
Dotson of Moore Haven; grand-
childre'n, Sally Perryman, Sandy
Snapp, Sherry Dotson, Bonnie
Dotson, Timmy Dotson, Tam-
mie Dotson, Michael Dotson,
Celeste Dotson, Kellie Lynn
Dotson, Steve Kelly Dotson,
and David Lee Dotson. In addi-
tion she is survived by 14 great
grandchildren; nine great-great
grandchildren; two great-great-
great grandchildren and many
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were grave-
side on Saturday, Jan. 5, at
Paynes Creek Cemetery, Bowl-
ing Green, with Rev. Sherrill Til-
lery officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.


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was 20 inches long at birth. '
Olivia was welcomed hornet
.by sisters Njcole, Dannielle and,
Ann Marie.." ,*,
Maternal' grandparents are'
Larry and Marilyn Flick of Co-}
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serve to inflate the bottom line
over a 3 or 4 month period, and
too many times a business loses
sight of this temporary boost in
sales and can over extend them-
selves later in the year.
It's just like your checking ac-
count. We have all paid our bills
and then checked a few days lat-
er and thought, "Why do I have
more money here than I should."
Great feeling for that split sec-
ond right? Now, if you were to


- Time to refocus


go out and buy that big screen,
wall mounted HD TV set only to
find out the reason you had that
extra 1,500 bucks is because the
mortgage check hadn't cleared
the bank, you are going to be in
big trouble, and homeless! Now,
let's look at that in a business set-
ting for a minute.
If you open a business in the
height of the tourist season and
you have a great 3 months, you
can be lulled into that false sense
of security. If you look at that bot-
tom line and buy two more pieces
of equipment, or higher addition:
al staff, what happens when the
tourists leave and your bottom


line is not even close to what it
had been? Long story short? Bad
things! Think of the business cal-
endar like a rollercoaster, there
will be ups and downs, twists
and turns but if you know what
to expect it's a ride that you are
happy to take.
Sean Moore is a Certified
Business Analyst for the Small
Business Development Center
at Florida Gulf Coast University
in Ft. Myers. He covers Hendry
and Glades County for the SBDC
and can be reached by email:
spmoore@fgcu.edu or on the
phone by calling (863) 517-0097


News in Brief


Property Appraiser
reminder notice
Anyone wanting to apply for
exemptions 6r classifications the
deadline for filing is March 1 so
beat the rush and file now! The
exemptions are: Homestead, Ag
Classification, Seniors (65 and
older), Veterans and Disability,
Widow or Widower. Please con-
tact the property appraisers office
for questions or concerns at (863)
983-3178 (Clewiston) (863) 675-
5270 (LaBelle)

Freedom from
smoking classes
Time to make a change; Free-
dom from smoking classes will
begin on Feb. 4. Classes will meet
weekly for seven (7) weeks.
The classes will be held at
Hendry Regional Medical Center,
Conference Room, 524 West Sag-
amore, Clewiston, from 5:15 until
6:45 p.m.
To register and for more infor-
mation contact:
Valarie James, (863) 674-4056
ext 128
For additional support please
call:
Florida Quit-For-Life Line
Tobacco Use Cessation Hot-
line (Toll Free)
1-877-U-CAN-NOW/1-877-822-
6669

Cancer Society hosts
informative gathering
Come and stop by to see what
resources the American Cancer
Society in partnership with Unit-
ed Way has to offer! The presen-
tation will take place at United
Way House of LaBelle, 117 Fort
Thompson, LaBelle, from 5 until
6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
available! For more information,
please call (941) 627-3000, ext.
111. Having Cancer is hard. Find-
ing help doesn't have to be.

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

Sugar Dolls
dancers to meet
You are invited to join Baton
Twirling and Pom-Pom Dance at
Central Elementary School, 1000
South Deane Duff Ave. The group
meets every Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Middle, high school and advanced
students meet at 4 p.m. Baton and
Pom-Poms may be purchased at
class. For more information call
Jackie. Tucker, director, at (863)
983-0083 or Lynn Rogers (863)
983-9833.

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

Scout pack
to meet
Cub Scout Pack 922 meets
on Thursdays from 7 until 8 p.m.


in the Parish Hall of St. Marga-
ret Catholic Church (208 North
Deane Duff Avenue). We wel-
come ALL boys from first through
fifth grades. We're what scouting
is all. about! Call (561) 723-6753
with questions. Applications are
also available at the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce.

Happiest baby
classes planned
The Child Care of Southwest
Florida Inc. (CCSWFL), a United
Way Agency in Lee, Hendry,
Glades and Collier Counties, an-
nounces that Darline Pinheiro
has received certification to leach
The Happiest Baby on the Block
class.
Darline Pinheiro, an educa-
tional consultant, with 16 years
of experience at CCSWFL will
teach the Happiest Baby on the
Block class which was created
by Dr. Harvey Karp, whose land-
mark work discovered the calm-
ing reflex that helps parents learn
to soothe babies, usually within
minutes.
Hands on, topics and video
presentations cover such topics
as: The Missing Trimester, The
Calming. Reflex, and The Five S's-
the five simple techniques that
activate the calming reflex.
Parents will receive Dr. Karp's
CD's of The Happiest Baby on
the Block and Super- soothing
sounds. Child care centers and
family child care providers will
receive a CD for their facility. The
cost of the class is being under-
written in part by GA Foods Inc.
The registration fee is $10 per
person and pre-registration is re-
quired. Call Darline at (863) 425-
1050 at Child Care of Southwest
for information and to register.

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by family and friends at home or
overseas.

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

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

Are you a blogger?
Get a newszap link!
The Clewiston News is look-
ing to broaden its listing of "Col-
umnists & Bloggers" at www.
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More and more people are


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individuals with an opinion on
the day's news or culture.
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Free finance,
housing advice
Free finance and housing as-
sistance information is available
to assist the citizens of the com-
munity in getting practical and
helpful information on Credit
Restoration, How to raise your
CREDIT SCORE, Shopping for the
right Mortgage, Minority Grants,
Grant Writing, Housing Assistance
Programs, Free Credit Report' for
first time homebuyers. Spanish
translation is available. For more
information, please contact CW
Baxter (863) 983-6554 or Teresa
Sanders (863) 233-1350

Volunteer to
help in court
A volunteer position available
as a court appointed Juvenile Ar-
bitrator for the Twentieth Circuit
in LaBelle. The court is responsi-
ble for'imposing sanctions on first
time juvenile offenders. If interest-
ed, please call (239) 458-7088.

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

Stop the violence
Services available
The Hendryand Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission i's to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals
and education relating to the af-
*fects of domestic/sexual violence
in our community. The meetings
rotate between LaBelle, Clewis-
ton and Moore Haven, To get in-
volved in the council or for infor-
mation about meeting dates and
times, please call Abuse Council
and Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811,
8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to speak
With an advocate. 4


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

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

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

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


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Local Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National
Weather Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostlny with a high near 81. Winds will be
calm becoming east between 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 59. Winds will be
calm from the east around 6 mph.
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Extended Forecast
Friday: There will be a 20 percent chance of showers. High
will be near 81, with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be calm be-
coming southwest around 6 mph.
SFriday night: There will be a 20 percent chance of showers.
Ji will be mostly cloudy with a low around 57. Winds will be light
from the southwest.
Saturday: There will be a 30 percent chance of showers. It will
be mostly cloudy with a high near 80. Wind will be coming from
the south between 3 and 5 mph.
. Saturday night: There will be a 20 percent chance of show-
ers. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 61.
Sunday: There will be a 30 percent chance of showers through-
out the day. There will be a high near 76 with mostly cloudy skies.
Sunday night: There will be a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low
around 54.
Monday: The day will be partly sunny with a high near 70.


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INI/Naji Tobias
Free throw attempt
In a game played between the Glades Central Raiders and
Clewiston Tigers on Dec. 21, Tigers junior guard Jonathon
Williams attempts a free throw in the first half after getting
fouled by an opposing Raider. It was a great game, but in
the end, Glades Central squeaked out a 73-61 victory over
Clewiston. The Raiders have a 4-2 record right now, while
the Tigers have a record of 7-3 not including the past
holiday tournaments both teams played in.


INI/Naji Tobias
Pickup game
13-year-old Kaliha Patrick goes for a shot as Arias West,
also 13, is defending while trying to make a block. The
pickup basketball game was part of a youth basketball
practice held at the Pahokee Recreational Center recent-
ly.


Soccer Shoot Out

showcases local talent


CLEWISTON -- Three Clew-
iston athletes placed first at
the Elks State Soccer Shoot 'in
Umatilla on Jan. 5. Three others
placed second at the state' com-
petition held at the Elks camp.
Savanna Nease won the Un-
der 8 girls division. She scored
40 points kicking for accuracy,
missing only once, to gain the
championship.
Kendra Johnson won the Un-
der 10 girls division. She scored
26 points to finish ahead of the
girls from the other regions.
Brock Ramer won the un-
der 12 Boys title. He scored 46
points, kicking 36 feet away
from the goal. His total was the
highest for anyone in the com-


petition.
. Bobby Williams earned the
second place trophy in the Un-
der 10 Boys division. He scored
19 points.
Casey Crawford placed sec-
ond in the Under 14 Boys divi-
sion. Evenrthough several of his
kicks bounced off the restraining
barrier, he scored 25 points.
Cassandra Paniagua placed
second in the Under 14 girls di-
vision. She scored 40 points, just
one behind the winner.
In addition to the trophies
and shirts, the Florida State Elks
extended invitations to the win-
ners in each age group and their
families to attend the State Con-
vention in Orlando this May.


"Wenyo neda eric*e. altpoessina."


Sports News in Brief


Cougars board
members
to be selected
Clewiston Cougars will be
electing the 2008 board mem-
bers. We are asking everyone
who have the time and would
like to see this organization at its
best to come out on Thursday,
Jan. 17, at the Clewiston Cougar
locker room behind John Boy Au-
ditorium.at 7 p.m. Your support is
greatly needed.
Any questions, please contact
April White 863-228-7887 or Ellen
Clemmons (863) 228-9116.
Fall Sports
Banquet scheduled
Clewiston High School will
host the Fall Sports Awards Ban-
quet on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6
p.m. at the John Boy Auditorium.
If anyone is interested in going
they must have a ticket to enter.
The tickets cost $5 and will in-
clude a meal. For more informa-
tion or to purchase a ticket please
call Melissa Whitehead at (863)
983-1520 ext. 105.
Fishing club
seeks volunteers
Big O0 Bassmasters is a fish-
- ing elub that also strives to be of
service to its community through


donations with the help of many
sponsors and volunteers. Do you
like to fish and help out? Call the
club at (863) 227-0315 or (863)
946-3100 and inquire about
membership. We meet once a


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


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INI/Naji Tobias
GC Wrestling meet
During a Dec. 19, home wrestling meet against the Wel-
lington Wolverines, Glades Central Raiders sophomore
wrestler Denniel Rodriguez pinned Wellington freshman
competitor Matthew Schiliro. But for the Raiders, it wasn't
enough as the Wellington wrestling team defeated Glades
Central, 39-36. In the double-dual meet, the Raiders also
lost to Dwyer earlier in the meet, 48-27. Dwyer defeated
Wellington 50-12, making the Panthers the best team of
the night.


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tion, sells and services print
and online advertising for
newspapers. Successful ac-
count managemenf, proven
leadership skills required and
an undergraduate degree or
equivalent related experience
required. Email your cover
letter, resume and salary his-
tory to: hr@n2ps.com. EOE,
drug-free workplace.
Advertising Sales Representa-
tive National Newspaper
Placement Services (N2PS)
is seeking an experienced
* sales person to sell print and
online advertising. N2PS, a
subsidiary of the Florida
Press Association, sells and
services print and online ad-
vertising for newspapers.
Demonstrated success with
previous media sales and an
undergraduate degree or
equivalent related experience
required. Online sales experi-
ence a plus. Email your cov-
er letter, resume and salary
history to: hr@n2ps.com.
EOE, drug-free workplace.
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TAD Customer Service Rep. (1) .... Evenings .......Hourly.......Part-Time


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The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, train-
ing, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job require-
ments. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job
requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and bring it to the HR Office.
Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for the position.
As with all applicants, hiring.decisions will ue'made by the department to which you are applying.


Candidates must have a
minimum of 3 years teller
'experience and supervisory
skills as obtained from
1 year of related
supervisory experience.
Excellent salary and
benefit package.
Apply On Line at:
www.SeacoastNatlonal.com
Click Careers
EOE/DFW/AA/HV
Help Wanted for Cemetery
and General Maint Tech.
Need experience operating
backhoe. Must have Class A
CDL. Apply at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Hwy 80, LaBelle.
(863)675-2125
MAKE IT GREAT IN 20081
$10 is all you need to start
your own Avon business
all Gwen (888)265-1256
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
Maintenance Director
Full Time Position to oversee
maintenance dept., as well as
housekeeping & laundry for
skilled nursing facility.
Previous exp. preferred.
Apply In person to
301 S. Gloria St.,
or fax resumes to
'(863)983-6698.
EOE
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifleds



PALM TERRACE OF
CLEWISTON
NURSES
Great starting wages!
LPNs: $23/hour
RNs: $30/hour
RN or LPN, Full time shifts
avail. 7 am 7 pm & 7 pm
7am. Assist with Unit
Managers to work on spe-
cial projects for facility in
addition to regular duties.
Apply in person to
301 S. Gloria St,
or call 863-983-5123.
EOE,


SCHOOL



Join the School
Police Team!
A Police Officer for the Palm Beach County
School District Police Department is responsible
for the protection of all.students, staff, and
citizens on Palm Beach County School District
sites. Continue your law enforcement career
while enjoying the benefits of working a school-
house schedule. Imagine never again working a
midnight shift, with weekends and holidays off.
The current starting annual salary is $41,017,
plus law enforcement incentive, with no payroll
deductions for High Risk Florida Retirement..
The pension is vested after six years of service
and early retirement options are available.
If interested, please check us out at:
www.oalmbeach.k12.fl.us/schoolpolice/Emplovment.htm,
or contact Pat Haight directly at 561 -434-8435.
Immediate school openings in the Belle
Glade and Pahokee area.




Experience required in basic accounting or
bookkeeping, proficient in MS Word, & Excel.
Responsibilities include accounts payable, ACH
processing and basic accounting functions. Must be
self motivated: Excellent salary with great benefits.
Send resume to:
Everglades Federal Credit Union, 1099 W. Ventura
Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Attn: M. Smith or email
resume to: martasmith@evergladesfcu.com


FAMILY PRESERVATION COUNSELOR
~ Immokalee Seminole Reservation -
The Seminole Tribe of Florida has an opening for
a Family Preservation Counselor. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits including Health,
Dental and 401 K. BS degree with transcript
confirming a major field of study in Social Work,
Psychology, Mental Health, Min. 2 yrs. exp. in
field of-behavioral health, exp. with multi-
diagnosed individuals, family system work and
community based treatment. Valid FL drivers
lisc. Fax res. w/ salary req. to (239) 658-1813 or
email amdixon@semtribe.com


HENDRY REGIONAL Part-time, home-based inter-
ENDI RY R T EINAL net business. Earn
MEDICAL CENTER $500-$1000/month or more.
M EI C CE TER Flexible hours. Training pro-
"'Vliltere lt's)ffi.6out qettin 'Better" vided. No selling required.
LPNI or 11 (F,PT, Perdlem) I FRE E d etail s .
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Full tme ER RN III Staff/Supervisor Tril i ng l2
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACL, PALS req.
Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
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CM Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have aid and computer provided if
the ability to use computerized medical record abstract and q u a l if ie d .. C aIll
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* CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
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Phone 868 946 2420
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Equal Opportunity Employer
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Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven
Safety & Training Coordinator

Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking
applicants for the position of Safety &
Training Coordinator. We seek an individual
with strong oral, written and organizational
skills, and a professional demeanor. Also
necessary is a minimum of 5 years' experience
in the electric utility industry. We offer an
excellent salary commensurate with experience
and an outstanding benefit package.
Employee Applications may be obtained
at any GEC Office. Resumes may be e-mailed
to ybradle !@gladesec.com or faxed
to (863)946-6266. GEC is an Equal '
Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.


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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 withthe 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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Under $100,000.00 Cypress Ave. Need P nice > 1.>3
-Duck Hunters, Moore Haven $61,995 Under $300,000.00
1382 King Dairy Rd. $95K *319 W. Sugarland Cir. Great curb appeal $204.9K
"The Sweetest Fishermcn, Moore I lavcn, Furnishcd NEW$99,900X *140W. Del Monte, Step Into Equity! 4/3 Very
Vealin Town"t Nice @ $249,900
I Under $200.000.00
.204 S. San Gabriel St. $139.900 Properties with Pools
10x20 951 E. Del Monte Unit 951 Roland Martin's *708 E. Del Monte Ave. $210K
CBS Storage Marina near'Lake "O" $165K *720 W Avenida Del Rio $260K
* [ NSunUnit#2E2GrtG>ndixition,rsnihed 5$139.990 *613 Ridgcview Cir $289.9K
$100 per month .lBass N Suni Unit #237 furnished $140K Executive Homes
Only till *Bass N Sun Unit #113 furnished $145K 421 Del Monte Ave. 3/2.5 $393K 1.14 ac. lot on
S312 W Suigarland Hwy CBS 2004 @ $199,900 ridge Owner Agent
Jan. 30, 2008 *Moore Haven Huge 4/2 Dbl Lot, Reduced, Rural Properties


- lIoi 5rt lawrence ua.i..i ac. cIosC w oaKe CK; o$i5rK. unioa i..Oiioury rsmia.s- I i gl4iula- U.o .'y .y.ois lfItu
-2.3 acres w/ absolutely gorgeous house $155K We Have Many More Lots To Choose From
* 116 Taft Blvd. 2/2 fixer utipper on 2.5 ac. $18K
*1360(0 Queen Ave. M I & Metal Bldg. on5 ac $249.9K Rentals
*5 ac in Montura w/ home crossed fenced $279.9K *4B1)/2BA Sky Valley New; Beautiful S1,650
* 13371 Naval Ave. 10ac $289K *Alvcrdcz Funiished $700
* 10 ac. Mini Ranch comes fuirnished 601 Al Don *5 acres house furnished Pioneer S1,000
Farming Rd. $489K S(mrne Ownei Financing,


Vacant Land
*3518Yucca Ln. Sky Valley S/D $55.3K
*3555 Sky Valley Lane $69.9K
* 10 acres in Pioneer $140K
* 2.5-10 ac tracts in LaDeca great deals! Call Today!


Investment Opportunity
*4/2 fame home $140K 5 apartment ffiT encius most
currently rented $160(K. Both properties are together
and can be purchased as a packaged deal $285K


W l (863)983-8559
Che Eby Gtjar, icReal Estate Broker (863) 228.1562
real estate Elsie Sellers (239)822-7490 Espanol
528 iAnabel Mirainda 8-296 Epalol.
a 528 E. Sugarland Hwy.,Cleiston Theresa Lee 'Tei Ragel (863) 228-1142





Flaghole's Finest, New CBS 4/3 w/all the Rancho Palmas, Unique 7.5 acre
extras. Granite c. tops, master suite and Irg. Hacienda with Stables, Party Pavillion,
det. garage. Don't miss out! Just Reducedl and Palm Tree Nursery $675,000


CLEWISTON
*4/2.5 CBS Home on fenced corner.lot,
Only $209,000
*3/2, MH large lot. Holiday Isles Mobile
Home Park. Only $69,900.
*3/2 CBS Home on Sugarland Circle.
Great Starter Home only $165,000!
S2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
-3/3 MH in Semin6le Manor $120,000
* BringAll Offers! 3/2 CBS on Nothside $220K
2/1 CBS Home, Reduced t6 $149,900
Seller will pay $5K towards closing costs.
SSpacious 3/2, Newly rem. kitchen and
fenced backyard Only. $170K.
*Just Listed, Well kept 3/2 w/florida room &
workshop on E. Esperana Just $164,9000!
S3/2 MH in Tbwer Lakes only $129,000
'3/2 Home w/large Family Room, Northside
$225,000
-3/2 CBS Home on comer lot. $150,000
*2 3/2 CBS Homes on Harlem Academy-
New Construction. Only $169,500 Owner
motivated!
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55 + Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 ME w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K


I 2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"0" Access. Reduced to $109K
S3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $925K
Spacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "0 Access $269,000
SLike new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd,
Ship eligible $164,900
PIONEER /LADECA / FLAGHOLE
3 or 4 BD, 2 BA, Custom Log Home
on +/- 5 acres. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
SCommercial lot OO1x115. Great loca-
tion Bond St. Only $49,900
S"3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
SBuildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900, Owner Financing Available
.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
SHighlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
S3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
S1.25 acreLots available. Starting at $25,000
S*32MHcnRiaedeSt. 1.88aceOnly$105K
COMMERCIAL
* Operating medical office w/retail, great
location only $475,000
* Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home


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Medical


Front desk clerical position at Hendry
County Health Department in Clewiston;
medical records & computer work experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish required;
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Rosa @ 863-983-1408 x 502
for more details




DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

LALQR < FINDERS
202 E. Supgaand Hwy. (Acros frm Clewiton Iwn)
(863) 902-9494


STOP Your Foreclosure Now.
Stay in Your Home. 100%
Guaranteed. We Negotiate
with Your Lender and Save
Your Home. Never Too Late.
www.HomeAssure.com/offer
or (866)371-0721.


Services

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$n Mg et S eee
Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Transport
Emergency Pick up &
Delivery Services

Call 863-675-3231

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
flods and make your
clean un a breezel


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 classifelds.


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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



i, DISHWASHER Kenmore,
$50 (863)946-3822 Moore.
Haven
DISHWASHER Whirlpool, like
Ai Conditions new, $95 (941)545-8746
Antir itoes 51 Lakeport, FL
App~lian~es< 515 ELECTRIC STOVE Apartment
Appliance Parts 520 size, like new. $125 firm
Beauty Supplies 525, (863)763-1079
Books & Magazin55 GAS DRYER Frigidaire, w/all
BuildingMatri 40 options, $200 or best offer.
BlusinessE* pi o$4"(!863)467-6886 or
Carp'ets/ugs 550 61-723-0257
China, Glassware, Etc5 GAS STOVE Magic Chef, 30",
C nt i an 61$200 or best offer.
C(863)467-6886 or
561-723-0257
REFRIGERATOR GE, Black,
Crui ses p 50 Side By Side. Good shape.
u 90 $300 (863)634-0779 .
F eFixture6 0 REFRIGERATOR Side by
Fe d5 side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
Furniture 61At almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $250 (863)467-5616
STOVE Kenmore,'Electric,
HeatingEquipment/6 White, Clean. $50
puppies 62 (863)467-2366
Houselholditemsi630i STOVE Whirlpool, Electric,
Jewelry 635 Almond, Clean. $50
Lamps/Lights 640 (217)853-5606 Clewiston
Medicallitems 650 WASHER Kenmore, Low pro-
Miscellaneous 6 file. Barely used. $200
Musicalnstruents,660 (239)210-14.75
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
ServicesS670 $95 & up, 1 yr warranty
Photogrihy 675 REFRIGERATORS & STOVES



Satellite 695 .
Sewing Machines 700 MICROWAVE GE Spectrum,
Sportin'Goods705 over stove, $100
Stereoqument710 (863)467-6769
Television/ radio 715
Tickets 720 SHARP MICROWAVE it
Tools 725 bakes, broils, roasts, grill &
MTo s & Gamtes 730 microwaves, large size, like
eV .75s 3 new, $200 (863)697-2033
Wanted to Buy 740
-cce 05I3


WINDOW A/C With remote,
12,000 btu's, like new. $150
firm (863)763-1079


ADULT TRIKE With basket,
Miami Sun, excellent condi-
tion. $125 (863)763-0221
BICYCLES Men & Women's
matching Schwinn, like new.
$250 will separate.
(863)763-0221


TORKER BOARDWALK 26"
ladles Cruiser bicycle; 6 spd,
good cond. $75
(863)447-0856



BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. MANUFACTURER DI-
RECT since 1980...
(800)668-5422.



ALUMINUM WINDOWS 1
30x30, tinted, 1 40x30, very
good condition. $30 will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
MOBILE HOME STEPS Fiber-
glass w/ handrails. New. 5
step & 4 step. $750 for both,
will sep. (863)763-4527
OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand
new, with frame, $50,
(813)892-7867
STEEL BUILDING DEALSII
UP TO 50% SAVINGS
ANY SIZE, CAN ERECT
(772)446-2175
www.scg-grp.com


Double Stroller : MacLaren,
side by side, seat reclines,
gray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell
225. (863)610-1750


SHIRTS & SHORTS 20piec-
es in all. Large & Extra
Large. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)467-2366



LEXMARK X63 PRINTER All
in one printer, fax, copier,
scanner. $25 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
PRINTER & SCANNER HP
Deskjet 940C, HP Scanjet
3570 C, all manuals $60
(863)675-6973



BED SPREAD King size. $25
(863)467-1032


BOOK SHELVES Solid oak,
free standing. $25
(863)610-2126
FUTON black, metal framed,
asking $20 (863)697-3605


CHINA CABINET Drexel,
large, walnut color, solid
wood, $250 will deal.
(561)793-9463 evenings
DAYBED With trundle, Good
condition. $50. or best offer.
(863)467-2153
DINETTE SET All wood,
small 4 chairs, like new. $50
863)674-1222 or
239)823-6798
DINING SET 4 leather &
chrome chairs, black/muiti
colored table. $75
(863)610-2126
DR TABLE & CHAIRS casual,
hunter green, natural wood,
w/tile top & leaf, $150 will
deal. (561)793-9463 aft 6.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Large washed oak. $75
(863)674-1222 or,
239)823-6798
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER- light
blue, $25 (740)202-3517
LEATHER COUCH Black with
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$500 or best offer. Call
863-697-6470
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must gol $500
neg. Call Kristina'before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LR SUITE 3 pc, w/2tables,
lamps, excellent condition
$350 (863)763-2017
OAK WOOD TABLE w/4 up-
holstered chairs, good cond.,
$100 (863)484-0395
ROLL AWAY BED $70
(863)357-2829
SOFA slip cover style, Jean
material, excellent condition,
inclds ottoman, $100
(863)763-7983
SOFA & LOVESEAT both re-
clining, microfiber, tan, ex-
cellent cond., 1 1/2 yr old,
$400 (863)763-7983
SOFA & LOVESEAT Dk green
Berkline, recliners on both
ends, fold down table in mid-
dle. $300 (863)634-9861
SOFA BED Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
area only please.
TWIN SIZE BOXSPRING &
MATTRESS with bed-
frame, good condition, $45
(863)484-0395



GOLF CART New Honda mo-
tor. Just n ads some TLC.
Asking $500 (863)302-4442
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, w ill sep .
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123
STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75
(863)467-8430


MAC PISTOL 1935's, 7.65 L
cal, 90% good, carried by
French & German Army Offi-
cers. $475 (937)215-0307 ,
MARLIN 44 MAGNUM- 100
rounds of ammo, Cowboy
load, 240 grain, Still in box.
$400 863-675-8402
RUGER Single six con-
vertible, 9 1/2" barrel. $300
(606)219-3890
S&W 640 STAINLESS 357
mag 5 Shot, S nubbie, $425
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WINCHESTER Model 50, 12
gauge w/rib. $400
(606)219-3890
WINCHESTER Pre 1964
30/30 carbine, condition
90%+. $495 or best offer:
(937)215-0307
Winchester Pump, 243 Ruger
withscope, 30/30 Winches-
ter & Browning 22, $1500.
863-532-9881



EXERCISE MACHINE Air-
Strider, $25. (863)467-4567
FULL HOME GYM Includes a
large amount of weights,
bench, poles & more. $300
or best offer. (863)357-7867
STAIRMASTER 3600 Gym
model, Used, Fully computer-
ized w/pulse, calorie burner &
more $600 (863)357-7867
WEIGHT BENCH Plus 300
Ibs of weight, bar & dumb-
bells. $125 or best offer.
(863)517-1605


LUGGAGE SET Samsonite;
wheeled, soft side, 2 pc
green, 29" & 21" $350
(863)763-9096



PATIO FURNITURE- Brand
new, Bristol Collection, $200
(863)467-6769


SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. $600 or
best offer. (863)763-6907
WHEEL CHAIR Excellent
condition. Paid $300, Asking
$100 (863)467-9892


AERATOR Cmplt head/impel-
ler w/converter 3 phase to
single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800
rpm $2100 (863)946-2989
CHURCH PEW In GREAT
condition, just refinished.
$30 (954)793-3203 Okee-
chobee area


LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva-
nized, 1-20"x50' &
1-18"x50'. New. $60. will
separate. (863)763-5762
QUILT TOPS (5) Ready to
Suit. $500 for all, will sep.
all for more information.
(863)763-5163 '
RADIO LOCATION SYSTEM -
Tracker Maxima, great range,
2 collars, batt pouch, It wght.
$600 (239)349-6119
TRACTOR HITCH & DISCS 3
pt hitch, 8 ft blade. $400 will
separate. (863)674-0052



BASS GUITAR Fender, 4
string & Crate 100 watt amp,
$325 will sell separately.
(863)946-1802
ELECTRIC ORGAN Good
condition, needs tuning,
$350 or best offer. Call
(863) 634-9017



FILE CABINETS (3) 2 drawer
metal, very good condition.
$25 for all, will separate.
(863)763-4297


PUREBRED
YORKIE PUPPIES
Call 863-902-0580
YORKSHIRE TERRIER Fe-
male, CKC reg, small, par-
ents. $1500 cash
(205)789-6393 Moorehaven


CAMERA PHONE Nextel
1930, brand new, pd $450,
ask ing $ 3 0 0 .
(863)227-3348



SINK TOP White bath vanity,
19 x 25, new, never used.
$30 (863)357-0868



HOT TUB Vita Spa, holds 4
people, excellent condition,
$850 (863)357-8296 .
POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You
Move. (863)634-4218
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.



SEWING MACHINE Ken-
more, with wood cabinet,
with attachments, $65. Call
863-801-3412


BARNETT CROSSBOW With
all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds



CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430
JBL SYSTEM 2 GTI 15's and
a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
ported box. $1000
(863)634-7157
STEREO KLH speakers, Ken-
wood receiver, JVC dual
cassette, RCA 6 cd changer,
$200 (863)763-2017
STEREO Radio & Tape
player. Has CD, but doesn't
work, all else works great.
$25 (863)467-1032
WIRELESS HEADSET MICRO-
PHONE Shure, hands free
microphone. $100
(239)503-0339.
XM SATELLITE RADIO SYS-
TEM Delphi, for car, inclds
base, receiver, antenna.
$100 (239)503-0339


FLATSCREEN TV 50", works
great. $350 or best offer.
all (863)228-6324 leave
message
RCA COLOR TV 27", cabinet
model. $100 (863)763-9096
after 5pm or leave message.
TELEVISION 27", color Ze-
nith, on stand w/rollers, $50
(740)202-3517
When doing those chores
Is doing you in, It's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.


CHIPPER SHREDDER Crafts-
man, 8.5 hp, all accessodries.
$150 (941)545-8746 Lake-
port, FL
HOBART MIG WELDER han-
dler 175, less than 10 hrs.,
w/cart & gauges, $450.
(863)697-1703
MITER SAW DW 708, 12"
blades, DeWalt, 21/ yrs.
Good cond. Paid $559. Ask-
ing $375. (863)467-4096


NINTENDO Wii 2 games, ex-
tra controller, all wireless.
$450 (863)634-7157
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In toe classl-
feds.


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ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
Nis (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH .TRAVIS DYESS ANGEUCA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BA VACANT LAND
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2) as well) $379,000 MH Lot in Sherwood $24,900
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced to 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to Montura 1.25 acre lots available
$295,000 $269,900 Call for Listings.
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K PB County $200 000 Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
3BR, 2 BA with pool on man-
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole mde l2 BA with pool on man-00 $32,500 each
lake $310,000Pioneer 11 lots together
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers 3BR, 2BA large screened porch Pi$45,000oneer 11 ots together
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished North- $249,000 $45,000 each
side $310,000 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very, Mobile Home Lot $19,500
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 large back yard $259,900 11 Montura lots must be sold
2 or 3BR,| ft rear yard together $19,500 each
$239,000c"t ,000 p.m. MOBILE HOMES
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 COMMERCIAL
yard $215,000 3BR; 2BATower Lakes $119,900 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
4BR, 2BA with pool $174,900 3BR, 2BA SWMH Montura 1.25 $200,000
3BR, 2BA New Home $279,900 acres furnished $98,000 Turn-key movie theater on US27
3BR, 3BA New Home $299.900 SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in $495,000 or building only
3 Woodland S/D $275,000
3 I 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900 $395,000
are a e 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres FOR RENT
3BR, 2BA n 25 acres Roneer -d. 2.5 Montur $150000es FOR RENT
acres also available $175,000 2/2.5 T/homes ind. until. $1500 p.m..


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REDUCED $100,000 $300,000 OwnerFinance Make Offer
*Main righRd. SAc + new *SBmtiAtaandMHSi $f16000
CBS home, r 2 REDUCED *FOR RENT beautiful 4/ hftitu ed,
$278,000 tO acres, two ponds, bam, tack
20 Acres Fhim ree nursery ith roomt, stalls, Price negtinhle 1
irrigation system O $400,000
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- New Listing!!' yI CtiS Iome on I/3 acre in Mixr-e -laven.
Buy it at $167,5K or Rent it for $1,000 per monthly
Flaghole. Country living!! 3/2 CBS Home on 1.5
Acres. New in '01 Great deal ( 185K
r- ntinrg warehouse Space? Build yor own tills 2.2 Xacre
industrial property in Clewiston. City water, sewer $48(1K
-1/2 acre lot located on Crescent Dr. Owner will build
to suit $80K
Montura Ranch CBS home with over 3600 sq.ft
Must see to appreciate
Montura Lots, Lots, & More Lots!!
New Listing!! 5450 square feet! Located at the corner
of Davidsont road and hooker's point road. Perfect for a
convenience store/small grocery store
Mississippi Ave 3/1 CBS home. Great condition for
only $10t)K
Obispo Ave 4 'yrsd.eled and re
rooted. CBS I SOLD
Reduced!! Brand New 3/2 Mobile IHomI e locate in,
Sherwood S/D Fernced, $1t15K
Pioneer Plea SALEs1 7.5 acres!!
Property is fencecl and cross tenced. Bringyour horses! $175K
New Construction in Orchard lark, Ricklview Estates and
Sugarland Estates. Call and let us help you find your new home!!
Lakeport 40 acres of pasture land, fehced and cross
fenced, located on the Rim Canal. Cattle? Nursery? ,Or
just a home in the country. $35K per acre,
GleniA Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williams (863) 228-6867
Maribel Gonzalez (561) 722-7347 Se.habla espanol
Clarmaisne Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se habla espanol


"Service, Excelleuce, Results" ..
Phone: 863.946.3900
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
Jeffrey A. Davis lic. tol istat Boicker ,. VERGLADES
ins ;. www.evergladesrealty.net REALTY, INC.
CLEWISTON Fisherman's Para
New CoingliorAB0 Reduced $179,000 1678 sq 3/2 on 'A end frtreat to get a l ,
acre near golf course, because your right by Lake "0" E-
Orchard Park Subdiision New CBS homes starting at $135,500 Cute Little Place This Property is PI
Call today for more details your business here today, 143 Ave.
FLA New n lhe~~ n This 2BR/2BA N
Coury Living ll ou i s 2002 Manufactured 3BR/2BA retreat or k,, kt aurrrm .
Home gives you Seclusion, Privacy & A Rural Life Style. A Paved Your Scret'e/' I[at/ Thi [I
Road & City Water enchances this properly. Plenty of room for Drivewa r ugu
Kids & Pets. 153 Pine Lane $150,000 Reduced Kitchen/Dining area. 699 Avenue FC
LAEPO a These (2) 2BR/2
Honey Sto The Car CBS 2W R2 Home has a paved lighted Riet e These 12h 2BR/2
driveway ana screened in Porch. This property is fenced in. RecentlReduced Both Homesc
2960 Old Lakeport Road. $191,375 your family today and yes the a
Needs Some Work 'Aacre waterfront lot& Home 39 Linda Rd$ 129K & 1705 Gulf Street Priced to Sel
Don't Miss Out This 2BR/2BA MH on 1.42 acresI 2420 Old Home OnThe Waler 2235Riverside
Lake Port Road $124,900 Reduced dock & beautiful porch overlooking
Delightful. Cute & Cozy This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home has it all. Nice This Home Has It All Furnished
Florida Room to relax in after a hard day. 255 Thomas Lane w/ many extras. Picture perfect y
$129,900 Reduced MOORE HAVEN 10 foot Gazebo w/ Lights. 601 5
AtabUe H 3mT538B^Ho mve s/ I a ing e fayad | HANDYMANSPECIAL 3,
t ieriseman r tog rwsier tHsmkries 1512SquapeeeF.aholsefmx e I prmpiced to se
to eniov the Homes fenced in yard. 740 Pine Avenue Only $86.000


bile Home is a great week-
U bt forgetyour Boot or Poles
7 Marina Ave. $30,000
ERFECT for Professional Use. Start
. I, PRICED TO SELL AT $110,000
Mobile Home is great for a vacation

r in the
Only $46,000
BA Mobile Homes have been
are in a great location. Bring
nimals too. 1690 West Avenue
l at $149,500 Each.
e Dr., Beautiful 2BR/1 BA w/a private
the Caloosahatchee, $285K
Absolutely gorgeous 3BR/2BA MH
'ard w/ your own wishing well,
th St. only $124,900 Reduced
/2CBS home on V2 acre
.ll $76,000


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GELDING 15 year old, used
for barrels, tall & fast. $800
or best offer. (863)673-5058
or(863)673-0012
HORSE TRAILER '05, WW 2
horse slant with tact room.
Like new, never used.
$4500.772-233-1127-'
HP SADDLE 17", Brown,
Leather & Tack. Great condi-,
tion. $225. (863)801-9494
MARE 9 year old, well man-
nered, rides great, throws
beautiful foals. $800
(863)673-5058/673-0012



CHIPPER / SHREDDER 5 hp,
Like new. $250
(863)673-3122
CHIPPER/SHREDDER Crafts-
man, 8 hp, runs good. $75
(863)467-0734
LAWN MOWER MTD 38" cut,
12.5 hp B & S, runs good.
$150 (863)467-0734
LAWN MOWER Murray 22"
cut, 5.75 hp motor, push
mower. $60 (863)801-4519
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600. 863-675-1224
RIDING MOWER John Deere
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
(863)357-2988
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250 or
best offer. (561)790-3681



Okeechobee Livestock
e Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
ROOSTER Young, Beautiful
$25. (863)801-9494


SADDLE Corriente, 15",
tooled, excellent condition,
$450. (863)946-1802
WESTERN SADDLE 15", dia-
mond spots, good condition,
$100. (863)675-3032
WESTERN SADDLE 15" seat,
square skirt w/silver trim,
new stirrup leathers,great'
cond. $150 (863)467-2231
WESTERN SADDLE, 15",
brown, new, $325.
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee


Rentals


EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. W/D, util's & appls, 2 per-.
son max. Can be used for of-
fice. $900 mo. 863-946-3333



FURNISHED CONDO 2 br. 2
ba, 2nd floor across from
marina, pool & lake access.
$1200/mo neg based on
lease. Call (863)228-3013
FURNISHED CONDO -2 br, 2
ba in quiet complex next to
Lake Okeechobee,pool, fit-
ness room & more! $1200/mo
neg based on term of lease.
(863)228-3013


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and interesting person. No
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3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,100! Only $255/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 6/BR $199/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
CLEWISTON 3br, 1ba, large
porch, 402 East Ventura,
$850/mo + $850 sec, No
Pets (863)805-2872 Trisha
CLEWISTON 5br, 2ba, large
yard, 316 E Obispo, NO pets
$900 /mo + .$900 sec
(863)805-2872 Trisha
CLEWISTON 2/1, 1004
Johnson Rd., $700/mo +
$700 sec. No Pets
(863)805-2872 Trisha
CLEWISTON 3br, lba, 417 E
Trinidad, large porch,
$850/mo + $850 sec, No
pets (863)805-2872 Trisha
MONTURA RANCHES 4br,
2ba, 1A4 acre, Doublewide,
$1300 mo. Or best offer. Call
Jose 786-423-9787 or
863-228-6370
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-658-1552 Eu-
gene
RIVER FRONT Spacious 2
BR, 21/2 BA, 2 Car gar. W&D,
Satellite dish. Great view!
863-517-1935 East LaBelle
Your next job could be In
today's classilfleds. Did
vou look for It?



OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE -
For doctor, lawyer, accoun-
tant, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle-
wiston. (239)994-7368



TURKEY CREEK Double wide
& Guest house w/dock.
Call Mr. Wallin (305)743-3799
(970)222-7682


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




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FAST FOOD/BAKERY
SANDWICH SHOP
Drive thru facility, customer
parking, inside eating &
dining area. Offering at a very
reasonable price. Sale price
will include all equipment &
building: Good location,
High traffic area. For info call
(561)996-8010 ,



CLEWISTON
Bass Capitol Condo, Unit 301.
Fully furnished. Reduced to
$135K. (863)983-1797


BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm., 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
Corner of S.W. 10th St. &
S.W. Ave. C. $180,000.
Realty International, Sandy
Weiser (561)329-1408





HARLEM 3/2- Brand New I
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $164,500.
SHIP or Owning
Financing Possible
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010
LAKE PORT 2 BR, 1 BA
Screened porch, deck, barn,
work shop, boat shed. Call
for info. (863)634-3399


Beautiful NC Mountains -
Boone, Blowing Rock, Ban-
ner Elk. Let the local experts
at MAP Realty find that per-
fect property for you.
(828)262-5.655 or www.ma-
prealtyboone.com.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.2 acres
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter savings
on gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexico! Must see! Excel-
lent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special
(800)564-5092, x 954.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAYI
(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5
acres riverfront'on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-'
vate good access $89,500.
(866)789-8535.


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CLEWISTON: 2 BR, 10x42 MH
1/4 acre. New appl's includ-
ing W&D. Recently renovat-
ed. No pets. $625 mo. Avail.
Jan. 12th. (863)805-2869 or
(954)649-9095
LAKE PORT,
Doublewide, 4br, 2ba,
Central air. $200. deposit.
$300. weekly 863-673-5704
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE
Gated community w/ pool,
club house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move Ini Call 863-673-4325



All Home of Merit Stock
Homes and Special Orders
reduced to the lowest prices
in years. Bring us your floor
plan and we will give you the
best price In South Florida.
Call (863)675-8888
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
CLEWISTON By Owner. 3br,
2ba. Home & Land. Located
at 1860 Ridgdill Rd. $11OK
(843)766-9434
DOUBLEWIDE, '05 4BR/2BA,
90x100 lot, lake on back
yard, 2 sheds, 1 carport,
$127k neg. (863)228-3921
Inventory Liquidation Sale
Models in stock sold cheap.
Negotiate your best price In
years. We also have lots
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or
(863)673-4325
Liquidacion de ventas, Todos
los models tienen que saler.
Tambien tenemos tereno dis-
poneble. Llamee al
863)675-4442 /
863)612-6511
MONTURA Beautiful 3/3 mob
home, on 1.25 ac, eat-in
kitchen, large family room,
laminate floors, large deck,
nice lot, quiet street, Call
(863)805-8786
NEW 3 BR /2BADoublewide
$39,900 includes set up &
A/C. Very easy financing
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-4325
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2banos a solo $39,900
Incluyendo Instalacion com-
pleta y aire centrol. Para mas
informaclon. Llamee a
863)675-4949 o
863)612-6511
PARK MODEL '03 With
raised Florida room, lots of
cabinets, very nice, North-
lake Estates in Lakeport, FL.
(863)946-3599
TRADE IN'S WANTED
No Money Down... with your
old homes equity. Very easy
financing. Low prices on all
New 3 & 4 Bdrm. Homes.
Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-4325
WHISPER CREEK, #218, '86
Franklin 33ft. New: Bed, Roof,
Furnace/Carpet. Garden/Shed.
$10,000. (863)612-5307.


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AIRBOAT '01- Step Hull, 0540
w/air time, $11,000 or best
offer (772)260-6580
ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft,
trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor. $2700
(863)357-3329
AQUA SPORT 22', Center
console, open fishmen, .225
Evinrude. Good cond.
$3500. (863)228-2622
BASS BOAT '94, 14 Ft., Alu-
minum, Console steer., Mag-
ic tilt trlr, foot control trolling.
$1100 (863)763-6108
BOAT 15' w/40hp Merc en-
gine, trolling motor, trailer,
800 (863)467-5906
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
$480 neg. (561)790-3681
BOAT MOTOR Evinrude, '93,
6hp outboard. Like new.
$400. (561)262-1390 '
BOW RIDER 15', 50hp John-
son motor & trailer. Good
condition. $1200.
(863)228-2622
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
Montura
COBIA 1981 16 Ft., Cnt.
Console 60 hp Johnson.
Runs great. Needs TLC.
$1300 (863)484-0267
JON BOAT 16', 15hp electric
start motor. Fair condition.
$600 or best offer.
(239)229-1367


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JON BOAT Aluminum, 10'
Tracker Topper, clamp on
folding swivel seat, like new.
$450 (863)467-0085
OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft,
150 mercy, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
$4995 (863)946-1105
PONTOON BOAT '93, 24ft,
w/50hp Evinrude, new trailer,
good shape, $4500 or best
offer (772)260-6580
PONTOON BOAT nice shape,
runs great, $3500.
(863)634-8708
PONTOON TRAILER- Magic
Tilt, 20FT, $1000 or best of-
fer (641)753-9407
PROSPORT BOAT '94 15.9
ft, 85 hp Yamaha, new start-
er, depth finder, very clean.
$4500 (863)673-1900


CHEVY MOTORHOME '86 23
ft, needs very little work,
clean. $3000 or trade for
small car. (863)532-1751
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MONITOR 1984 26 Ft., Trav-
el Trailer w/ awning and
newer refrig. $1200
(863)946-0490
PORTA-POTTY Flushes Like
new condition. $25.
(863)763-5762



BOAT MOTOR Johnson
150hp, Ran 3 years ago. For
parts. $200 (863)763-1370
BOAT PARTS Console,
w/wind shield, gauges, misc.
hrdwr, fuel tank-25 gal. $165
will sep (863)697-9704
BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
nized, perfect condition.
$350 or best offer
(863)612-6575
BOAT TRAILER For a 18-20
ft boat, lights, winch 2" ball
hitch, trailer jack. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-9704
FIREHOSE Good condition,
good for dock bumpers. $10
(863)763-1997
JOHNSON OUTBOARD MO-
TOR 1964, 40hp, Nice,
with controls. Last run 6mo
ago. $300. (863)763-3551



BMW F650 '99 Black, 22k
miles,new windscreen and
tires, excellent condition.
$3500 (863)467-0085
HARLEY CUSTOM S & S SOV-
" EL MOTOR '98- good shape
$8500 or best offer
(772)260-6580
HONDA MOPED '84 50 cc, 2
stroke, gas, w/pedals-be-
comes a bicycle too, runs
great. $750 (863)447-0796
HONDA SHADOW 750 '05 -
W/wind shield, lots of
chrome, only 3038 miles.
$5000 (863)763-8847
MINI CHOPPER Pace, 48cc
gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt,
New paint, battery w/charg-
er. $400 (863)763-3551
MOTO-GUZZI, '00 12k ml.,
V-11 Basa, blue & silver,
w/helmets, $4800.
772-260-9701
YAMAHA BLASTER '01 mint
cond., rebuilt motor, tons of
speed, many new extras,
$2500 (772)528-5747



GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hp,
Subaru engine. 2 seater.
Great condition. $600 firm
(863)675-3126 after 5pm.
HONDA 300 EX 2003 w/Re-
verse. All original parts. Adult
ri d d e n $ 2 3 0 0
(845)551-0811
KAWASAKI 350 1997 4 wd,
Adult ridden and owned.
$1800 (845)551-0811
KODIAC YAMAHA 4 WHEELER
'05, great shape, $4000 or
best offer (772)260-6580


TOPPER 8', for full size pick-
up, brand new paint job,
black, exc. cond., $300.
(863)697-1703

READING A
NEWSPAPER SAVES
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME
WISELY a


TERMINATOR ATV '06 110
cc's, excellent condition,
electric start, 2 wd. $650 or
best offer. (863)946-1764


FLAT BED TRAILER New, 20
Ft., Dual axle w/ brakes.
$1800 870-820-1563


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005O
Autos Wanted 1

'Equipmnent 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheal Drive 4035









BELLANCA, '47
14-13-2, Cruisair Senior
704 SMOH, w/new Top OH,
$30,000 or best offer/trade.
(863)674-0898 or
(863)517-1019.
BUICK CENTURY '94 96K,
good gas mileage, new tires
& tran, minor door damage
$1200 neg. (239)289-2896
BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200'
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
DODGE SHADOW '89 2 dr,
runs good, needs body work.
$500 neg. (863)357-1236 or
(931)337-1053
FORD PROBE '92 Black,
standard, needs some TLC
but runs well, needs battery.
$700 neg (239)200-5505
LINC TOWN CAR '89- lots, of
new parts, $3000
(863)467-5906
MUSTANG '89, Runs good,
Good condition. $1500.
863-801-5440
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '98 -
Auto, Great A/C, Good tires, All
electric, Needs some work
$800 neg. (239)503-4705
TOYOTA CAMBRY, 1997 -
White w/gold trim, exc.
cond. $4,000 or best offer.
Call 863-675-1410
TOYOTA COROLLA '91 auto,
AC, asking $1500 or best of-
fer very good working cond
(863)697-9005


BRUSH GUARD Weston,
Chrome w/ Light Guards. Fits
Ford Super Duty. $600
(304)539-4556
BUG DEFLECTOR Stainless
Steel, Fits '98-07 $75
(304)539-4556
ENGINE Chevy 454 Big Block
with transmission. $1200. or
best offer. (863)673-1981
MOTOR from Nissan Pickup,
4 cyl., & 5 spd. Transmis-
sion, $750 will sell sep.
(863)634-8024
RANCH HAND BUMPERS -
Front & rear, fits '03-'07 Che-
vy HD pickups. $1500 for
set. (863)634-3434
RIMS & TIRES 8 lug, 8 on
S6 1/2, Mickey Thompson
rims. $250 (863)634-9696
RUNNING BOARDS For Su-
perduty Crewcab Pick Up.
eige, off King Ranch Edition
$300 neg. (863)697-0328
TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of
a Mustang. $50
(863)634-9696
TIRES (4)- TSL Super Swamp
31x12.5x15. Good condition.
$400 863-357-0023
TIRES (4) on 10" steel rims.
33-12.50-15. Ford or Jeep.
Good for woods or mud fest.
$100 (863)697-6446
TOOLBOX metal, for Nissan
Pic kup, $ 1 5 0 .
(863)634-8024


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Public Notices


PUBLIC NOTICE
Real Estate Auction -

400 WEST OBISPO AVENUE, CLEWISTON
2 BR, 1 BA 1,481 sf+/-
OPENING BID: $10,000

Property sells: 11:30am
Fri., Jan. 25th on site.
Home is open Sat or Sun before sale day,
visit williamsauction.com for details
or call 800-801-8003
Other properties selling on-line only.
Dean C. Williams broker RE#3003737,
Monte W. Lowderman AUC#AU3278


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 262007CAOOO894XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALONZO J. DAVIS, etal.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOYCE N. DAVIS
Last Known Address
3022 S. Balsam Circle
LaBelle, FL 33935
Current Address is Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
described property in Hendry County,
Florida:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2086, PORT LABELLE,
.UNIT.2, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOFAS1 Ruio -
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUd
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY-'"ttH ,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on SMITH,
HIATT & DIAZ, PA., Plaintiff's attor-
neys, whose address is PO BOX
11438, Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438, within 30 days from first
date of pubicaton, and tile the original
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorneys or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on January 3,2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Court not later than five
business days prior to the proceeding
at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Telephone 941-675-5217 or 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.
255590 CS 1/10,17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADIS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO, 05-CA-280
UCN:222005CAO0020OXXXxxx
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CER-
TIFICATE HOLDERS, PARK PLACE
SECURITIES, INC, ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2005-WCW2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH ENCINOSA, et al.,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated 12/18/07, and en-
tered in Case No. 05-CA-280 UCN:
222005CA000280XXXXXX0 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Glades County, Florida,
wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as
Trustee for the Beneit of the Certificate
Holders, Park Place Securities, Inc,
Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certifi-
cates Series 2005-WCW2 Is Plaintiff
and Joseph Enclnosa; Argent Mort-
gage Company, LLC; Unknown Tenant
N. 1 Unknown Tenant No. 2; and All
Unknown Parties Claiming Interests
By, Through, Under Or Against A
Named Defendant to This Action, or
Having or Claiming to Have Any Right,
Title or Inlerest In the Property Herein
Described are Defendants, I wail sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
the Front Steps of the Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J. Moore
Haven, Florida 33471 'at Glades
County, Floridda, at 11:00 a.m. on the
24th day of Jan., 2008, the following
described property as set forth In said
Order or Final judgment, to-wit:
LOT 67, GLADES LITTLE RANCHES,
ACCORDINGLTO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFIER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to
participate In this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provl-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Court at 863-946-6011 fx
863-946-0560 within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this Notice; i
you are hearing or voice impaired, call
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED at Moore Haven, Florida, on
12/18/07.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
254080 CGS 1/10,17/08
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
sfleds."
Buying a car? Look In the
classified. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
glds.


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CHEVY S10 1991 Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mis.
Gas saver. Excellent condi-
tion. $2300 (772)332-5804
CHEVY SlO EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
DODGE DAKOTA 1996 Good
condition. 120K mIs. Every-
thing works. $2800 or best
offer. (863)357-1722
DODGE DAKOTA SPORT '94,
V6, CD, Bed liner, Runs
great. Tires good. A/C works
well. $1800 (863)675-0104
DODGE RAM '89, 8' bed.
Good condition. $2000.
863-801-5440 .
DODGE RAM 1500 '95 Cold
AC, runs good, $2500
(863)673-5821
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-2303
FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr.,
2 wheel drive, $1200 or best
offer. (863)675-7041 or
(863)673-4758
FORD PICK UP '94 4 x 4, au-
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
(863)674-0467
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
TRUCK TOOLBOX Black
UWS Standard. 69" wide.
$200. call 561-261-6421
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


FORD BRONCO 1985 6 cyl.,
4 spd., 79K org. mls. Needs
paint. Good condition. $2500
(863)983-2099
JEEP CHEROKEE '92, 4.0,
4WD, Northern car. High mi.
Runs, Some rust $800
(561)261-2625



HAULMARK '05, Enclosed
trailer, 6'x12' Like new.
$2400. (863)467-5263
STOCK TRAILER 24 ft
Gooseneck, 4 new tires,
wood slates need replacing.
$400 neg (863)443-6427
UTILITY TRAILER 4x8 $65
or best offer. (863)675-8937



CARAVAN '95, 6 cyl, Seats
7, Good tires, Runs & look
good. Great mileage. $2300
or best offer. (863)675-3299
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
(863)467-4650










Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, January 10, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-119
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MERCEDES ALPIZA; GILBERTO FER-
NANDEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TYRONIC REGISTERATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 12/18/07 entered in Civil
Case No. 07-CA-119 of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Moore Haven,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the front steps
at the GLADES County Courthouse lo-
cated at 500 Avenue J in Moore
Haven, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
17th day of Jan., 2008 the following
described property as set forth in said
Suamary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 40, OF PORT LABELLE
UNIT 102, A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of Dec., 2007.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Dve, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-90712 ALS
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
254479 CGS 1/3,10/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTHIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 07-1145-CA
SARA GONZALES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ORLANDO J. NEGRIN etal.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS, ORLANDO J. NEGRIN
(ak/a Orlando Juan Negrin-Pais) and
ORLANDO NARANJO, it living, and if
dead, their unknown spouse, devisees,
heirs, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees and other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
them and all parties having or claim-
ing to have, any right, title or interest in
and to the real property herein de-
scribed, and ALL OTHER WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
The North one-half of the East one-half of
the North one-half of the Southeast
one-quarter of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of Section 26, Township 44 South,
Range 32 East, Hendry County, Flori-
da, subject to an easement for ingress,
egress and utilities over and across
the East 30 feet thereof. Also known
as Lot No. 492, Montura Ranch Es-
tates, an unrecorded subdivision.
Parcel I.D. #: 1-32-44-26-AOO-0279.
0100
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to i on JODIE R.
SNOW, ESQUIRE, plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is: 417 W. Sugariand
Hwy., Clewiston, Florida 33440, on or
before February 4, 2008, and file the
original with the Clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on the plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
DATED this the 28th day of Dec., 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: R. DeLa Cruz
Deputy Clerk
254975 CN 1/10,17,24,31/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
S CASE NO. 07-CA-001025
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2007-6 ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESSICA DAVIS, et. al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JESSICA DAVIS
Whose residence is:
4022 W. Sunflower Cir,
LaBelie,FL 33935
TO: JAMES L. PAYNE
Whose address is:
4022 W. Sunflower Cir.,
LaBelle, FL 33935
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
JESSICA DAVIS, JAMES L PAYNE and
all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the proper-
ty described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 10, BLOCK 2153, OF PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4022 W Sunflower Cir., LaBelle,
FL 33935
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Sarah
Barbaccia, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300DO, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
either on or before February 4th, 2008.
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default Will se entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this Court
this 27th day of December, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
SBy/ s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with


Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
863-675-5217, P.O. Box 1760 La-
Belle, FL 33975. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 800-955-8771 via Flori-
da RelaySystem.
254716 CN 1/3,10/08
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO ABANDON
It is the intent of Five Smooth Stones,
Inc. to petition the Palm Beach County
Board of County Commissioners to va-
cate and abandon portons of three un-
named road rights-of-way between
Tracts G and H, Tracts H and I and
Tracts I and J within the Plat of Osceo-
Sla Groves recorded In plat book 20,
page 30, located approximately two
miles south of the Port Mayaca Bridge
over the St. Lucle Canal (44) on the
east side of State Road 98/441.
255625 CGS 1/10,17/00


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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Trbe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District;" the 3rd Amendment to the 20th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District,
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stiring Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mitted, on December 26, 2007, the 3rd Amendment to the 20th Annual Work
Plan to include thethe following project: Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation: 1)
Livestock Water Wells in Brighton Construct sixty 2" livestock wells powered by
solar panels delivering water into a 750 gallon water trough; 2) Sugar Cane
Farm/Small Vegetable Irrigation Wells in Group D in Brighton Construct two 10"
wells for watermelon and sugarcane irrigated in Group D; and 3) Deep Well Group
A for Livestock Watering in Brighton Construct a 10" well in Group A, with flow
by artesian pressure rom the upper Floridian Aquifer. Big Cypress Seminole In-
dian Reservatlon: 1 Livestock Watering Wells in Bi Cypress Construct twen-
ty-six 2" livestock wells powered by solar panels distnbeting water to a 750 gallon
water trough and 2) Big Cypress Motocross Wetland Mitigation Well Water Use
Construct a 4" Tamiami Aquifer mitigation well to be used for irrigation for two
created wetlands, Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation: Hollywood Busi-
ness Compound Relocatin 464 acr project consisting of 2466 acres of pre
vious and 2.168 acres of impervious lands which includes the grading and
construction of a two lane road that extends .19 miles. Strmwater management
structures will include underground exriiltration trenches, roadside swales and site
grading. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole
land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South,
Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range
33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is lo-
cated in Collier County,.Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress
Reservation is located in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East.
The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51
South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Water
Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such
comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publica-
tion.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the Staff Report.
255727 CGS 1/10/08

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on January 28, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, orida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-12
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 71, RELATING TO SOL-
ID WASTE SERVICES OF THE CITY CODE; RENUMBERING SECTIONS 71-2
THROUGH 71-10; PROVIDING A NEW SECTION 71-2, PENALTY; AMENDING
SECTION 71-3, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 71-5, PROHIBITIONS;
AMENDING SECTION 71-7, MANDATORY SERVICE; ADDING A NEW SECTION
71-8, CONTAINERS REQUIRED FOR DWELLING UNITS; COLLECTION STAN-
DARDS; AMENDING SECTION 71-9, COLLECTION SCHEDULING AND PLACE-
MENT; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The purpose of the ordinance is to modify regulation of city solid waste collection
services. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any
interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respectto the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hear-
ing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
255572 CN 1/10/08f

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on January 28, 2008 at 6:15 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-13
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE CITY COMMISSIONERS ELECTIONS, AMENDING
ARTICLE I, SECTION 8 (a) & (c) OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CLEWIS-
TON, FLORIDA; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICA-
TION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
The purpose of the ordinance is to amend the City Charter relating to Commission
Elections. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any
interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public ear-
ing, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
255573 CN 1/10/08U_____________


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASENO .07CP-30
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
DAVID JOSEPH PALLADINO,
Deceased
NOTICE OF SUIT NO PROPERTY
TO: BETTY MARTIN, as guardian and
next friend, address unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for determination of heirs has
been. filed against you as guardian and
next friend and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on the petitioner's attomey,
whose name and address is ANTHO-
NY A. ACORSI, Esquire, 329 South
Commerce avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, and tile the original with the
clerk of the above styled Court on or
before Feb. 1, 2008; otherwise a judg-
ment may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 28th day of December, 2007.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By:/s/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
01/19/2008 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
Crystal Jimenez Unit 823
AC, printer, misc.items
A. Dellna Sincne Alliance Unit B17
TV's, mattresses, furniture, stove
Jennie Tobias- Unit W13
Misc. Items
Willena Thomas Unit A15
Washer, clothes, misc. items
Summer Todd Unit C12
Mattresses, saddle; sofa, misc. items
Audra Nelson Unit L15
Computers, misc. furniture
Bernice Howard Unit 313
Misc. items
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 3:00 P.M., January 22,
2008, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board, of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports,
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet Im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 01/25/2008, 10:00 am at
74. S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE,
FL 33935, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS
TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-CA-137
FISERV ISS & CO.,
TRUSTEE FBO FEXLIX QUINTANA,
Plaintiff
vs.
FERNANDO A. BLANCO
AKA FERNANDO BLANCO, et. al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
10/12/07, and entered in Case No. 07-
CA-137, of the Circuit Court of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein Fl-
SERV ISS & CO., TRUSTEE FBO FEX-
LIX QUINTANA, is a Plaintiff and
FERNANDO A. BLANCO AKA FERNAN-
DO BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LI-
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST FERNANDO A, BLANCO;
FERNANDO BLANCO AS TRUSTEE,
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE,.HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO; LUIS FER-
NANDO BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES. GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LUIS
FERNANDO BLANCO; MARTHA L.
BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LI-
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARTHA L. BLANCO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF FERNANDO A.
BLANCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LUIS FERNANDO
BLANCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA L. BLANCO; DONEY PULIDO
are the Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
11:00 AM on 1/17/2008, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 24, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ROADWAY
EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE
EAST 60 FEET THEREOF, THE WEST
30 FEET THEREOF, AND THE WEST
60 FEET dOF THE EAST 730 FEET
THEREOF.
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of the Court
By: Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 7th day of Dec. 2007.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participated
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
(863) 946-2140, PO Box 1018,
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471. If hearing
impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-
8771 via Florida Relay System.
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Re-enacts PIP

on Jan. 1, 2008

TALLAHASSEE -- Governor
Charlie Crist today signed legis-
lation that will re-enact Florida's
Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law
and ensure that drivers have
$10,000 worth of health care
benefits through personal in-
jury protection or PIP coverage
by Jan. 1, 2008. The legislation
also reforms the law that sunset
on Oct. 1, 2007, to include mea-
sures to protect consumers and


reduce fraud.
"Today is a great day for the
people of Florida because the
Florida Legislature stepped in
to provide protections for Flor-
ida's drivers," said Governor
Crist. "In doing so, they made a
good law an even better law by
helping reduce opportunities
for fraud."
House Bill 13C, sponsored by
Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff
(R-Ft. Lauderdale) and Sena-
tor Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)
who joined Governor Crist for
the bill signing ceremony, pro-


vides maximum allowable fees
for medical providers, ensuring
that the $10,000 in benefits go
further. It also requires automo-
bile insurers to notify by Nov.
15, 2007, any policyholders
who do not already have PIP
coverage that they must obtain
coverage by Jan. 1, 2008.
The legislation also contains
the following provisions:
Requires health care pro-
viders to demonstrate certain
qualifications before they can
receive PIP reimbursements.
Reserves $5,000 worth


of benefits for physicians who
provide emergency services or
inpatient hospital care.
Streamlines the legal pro-
cess for disputed claims by
requiring that all PIP claims re-
lated to a single provider for the
same injured person be joined
in a single lawsuit.
Authorizes the Attorney
General; in addition to the Of-
fice of Insurance Regulation,
to take action against insurers
who demonstrate a pattern of
not paying valid claims.


Citrus Industry dodges cold weather bullet


LAKELAND -- The Florida
citrus industry dodged a bullet
early Thursday, Jan. 3, morning
as low temperatures across the
state failed to cause significant
damage to the crop.
There may be isolated areas
that have minor fruit damage,
however, temperatures did
not dip low enough for long
enough duration to create sub-'
stantial problems.


"This is good news for
growers, good news for con-
sumers and good news for the
state of Florida," said Michael
W. Sparks, executive vice presi-
dent/CEO of Florida Citrus Mu-
tual. "Mother Nature cut us a
break this time and now we
can continue to produce the
quality citrus crop Florida is
known for."
"As reports come in, we ful-


ly expect to hear about pockets
of fruit damage but as a whole
the industry came through this
in good shape."
According to grower reports,
Arcadia reached 27 degrees,
Wauchula hit 28 degrees, Se-
bring came in at 29 degrees
and Vero Beach dipped to 33
degrees.
The United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture has fore-


cast a 168 million box orange
crop, which represents a 30
percent increase from the
2006-2007 Season.
Founded in 1948 and cur-
rently representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Cit-
rus Mutual is the state's largest
citrus growers, organization.
For more information, please
visit www.flcitrusmutual.com.


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Roadwatch


Prepared by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, South-
west Area Office, Ft. Myers.
For additional information
call (239) 461-4300.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive
with caution, courtesy, com-
mon sense, and patience as
they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are
doubled in work zones.

Glades County
U.S. 27: From S.R. 78 to
north of Lykes Brother Road.:
Construction project -- This


project consist of milling and
resurfacing. Motorists should
expect lane closures. Motor-
ists are reminded to use cau-
tion and obey the posted speed
limit as they travel through this
project. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
S.R. 78: At Lake Port Road:
From Harney Pond Canal go-
ing east to Charley Close Road:
Maintenance project -- Crews
will be taking a lane to do
shoulder work for the next 5
miles. Flagmen will be on hand
to assist with traffic.
S.R. 78: From Sportsman Vil-
lage to south of Banana Grove


Road: Construction project
-- Work is underway to con-
struct a bike path. Motorists
should expect intermittent lane
closures with possible delays
while crews work in this area.
The contractor is Better Roads,
Inc.
C.R. 78A: At Ortona Road (in
the area of Ortona Sand): Main-
tenance permit project Crews
are constructing a driveway.
Motorists should expect inter-
mittent lane closures, as well
as slow moving traffic and pos-
sible delays. Flagmen will also
be on site to assist with traffic.


Hendry County
S.R. 80: From east of the
Lee County line to west of
Grandma's Grove RV Park: Con-
struction project -- Work is un-
derway to make drainage im-
provements at the edge of the
roadway. Crews are excavating,
placing concrete, and work-
ing in the shoulders. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
motorists should use caution
and expect truck traffic enter-
ing and exiting the work zone.
The contractor is Community
Asphalt Corp.


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UFO sightings
Mr. Burlison's fifth graders at Central Elementary made fly-
ing-saucers after they finished reading the exciting story,
"The Case of the Flying-Saucer People," by Seymour Si-
mon.


School Happenings


Central Elementary
School
Happy New Year! Welcome
back to teachers, staff, and the
students!
We hope everyone had a rest-
ful and relaxing winter break.
Here is the upcoming schedule
at Central Elementary School:
Jan 15 End of first semester
Jan 15 CES Spelling Bee
Jan 18 No school for students
- Professional Day (,Teachers re-
port)
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Jr.
Holiday No School
Jan 24 Report cards go home
with students


Jan 28 Parent/Teacher Con-
ferences 3-4 p.m.
Jan 31 Water Safety Day at
CES U.S. Army Corps Presenta-
tion during students Enriqhment
classes


School News in Brief


CCS to hold
uniform drive
Welcome back CCS students!
A new year has begun! All of you
did so well during our first "Read-
er Challenge".The second Princi-
ple's Challenge is underway. We
want to encourage you to keep
reading.
There is a great need in our
community for school uniforms.,
We will be collecting uniforms
both new & used here at CCS. We
will be'working with the Hendry
County School Registrar's office
to help distribute the uniforms.
If you are'interested in donating
uniforms you can contact Lisa
Miller at 863-599-0515 or CCS
at 983-5388. Thank You for your
willingness to reach out to those
in need.

CMS Advisory Council
meeting scheduled
Clewiston Middle School will
hold a meeting of the School Ad-
visory Council on Monday, Jan.
14, 2008 in the Conference Room
in the Administration Building. All
interested are invited and encour-
aged to attend. This committee
meets monthly and is involved in
School Improvement. Please call
(863) 983-1530 for more informa-
tion.
La pr6xima reunion del Con-
sejo Escolar sera el Lunes 22 de
enero a las 5:15 p.m. en el Sal6n
de Conferencias del Edificio de la
Direcci6n. Todos interesados son
bienvenidos para asistir.


School uniforms
needed for students
We will start collecting uni-
forms for our uniform drive upon
our return from Christmas break.
There is a great need in the
community for school uniforms.
All sizes and colors are needed.
The uniforms will be given out.
to the needy families in our com-
munity. If you are donating used
uniforms we ask that you launder
them first. Thank you so much for
helping us reach out to families in
need. ,,
For more information you
can contact Lisa Miller (863)599-
0515.

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


Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young person
pursuing a college degree with the
goal of working in Florida's fruit
and vegetable industry, please let
that student know about the Syn-
genta Crop Protection Scholar-
ship. The $1,000 scholarship will
be awarded at FFVA's 63rd An-
nual Convention. To learn how
to apply, contact Martha Tucker
at (321) 214-5200 or via email at
martha.tucker@ffva.com.

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

Literacy program
offered at library
The Clewiston Library, in
conjunction with the Harlem
Library, has completed training
volunteers to serve as tutors to
local adults who need assistance
in reading and writing literacy.
Trainers from Palm Beach County
presented two intensive training
workshops to certify these vol-
unteers. The services are offered
to adults 18 and over who recog-
nize the need to read and write
with more proficiency. Sessions
are free and the hours are flex-
ible, scheduled around the needs
of the individuals who sign up for
the program. Each person will be
assessed by the program director
and paired with a certified tutor.
In an effort to meet the needs
of the community, the sessions
will take place, at the Clewiston
Library, as well as in Harlem. For
more information, please drop
by the Clewiston or Harlem Li-
brary for an application. You may
also contact the Program Direc-
tor,. Sue Vaughn, at the Clewis-
ton Library, (863) 983-1493'or
at home at (863) 983-1365. The
paperwork is also available from
Barbara Oeffnei, Clewiston Li-
brary Director (863) 983-1947 or
Florida Thomas, Harlem Library
Director (863) 902-3322.

Youth training
program open
TechBride Youth training ser-
vices a program that is dedicated
to enhancing the employability


Submitted photo/Don Munch

Outdoor fun
Central Elementary fifth grade teacher, Mr. Walker and his
students enjoying some outdoor fun just before the Winter
Break!


Submitted photo/CCS
Reward for reading
All of the students who met the Principle's Reading Challenge were rewarded with a free
breakfast at Beef 0 Brady's. Welcome back CCS students! A new year has begun. With
that we have a new Principal's Reading Challenge". We want to encourage you to keep
reading. We are so proud of all of our students! Keep up the good work!


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Handy helper
Miss Miranda, a volunteer at Central Elementary School,
on a recent'morning with some happy students. In addi-
tion to helping out in the classrooms, Miss Miranda helps
greet students in the morning, and helps students at dis-
missal time at CES.


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Little dolls
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls strike a pose with their uni-
forms, during a recent practice session at Central Elemen-
tary School. The dance and twirl group has space for more
"dolls." For more information on the Sugar Dolls, please
contact Jackie Tucker, director, at (863) 983-0083 or Lynn
Rogers at (863) 983-9833.


Just as happy
Central Elementary kindergarten students are just as hap-
py as older students about their Winter Break.


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Taking a break
Central Elementary second graders in Mrs. Gooch's class
take a break from a game of hockey, just before the Winter
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and work readiness skills of out
of school youth between the
ages of 16 and 21, living in the
Hendry/Glades area, is presently
accepting applications-for enroll-
ment and is ready to assist young
adults who are ready to start
on the road to success. In asso-
ciation with the Clewiston Adult
School and the Clewiston Ca-
reer and Development Services
Center, we offer students the op-
portunity to obtain their GED as
well as conduct job searches and
assistance with continuance of
their educational goals. For more
information contact Patrick Cole-
man at (863) 983-1300 from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

H.E.R.E.
meetings planned
The Clewiston Home School
Group, H.E.R.E., holds their regu-
lar meetings every first Thursday
of each month at the Youth Cen-
ter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please
bring a sack lunch, something
interesting to share and join us if
you home school or are thinking
of home schooling. The parent-
only home school meetings are
the third Monday of each month
at various homes. We discuss
education issues, programs and
upcoming events. Please call
(863) 983-8710 or (863) 983-6161
for more information. We would
love to have you join us.

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events including music pro-
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Homemade soup has medicinal value


For centuries, chicken soup
has been prescribed as a home
remedy for colds and flu. In
studies conducted over the past
three decades, modern science
has confirmed chicken soup ac-
tually has medicinal value.
A study at the University Of
Nebraska Medical Center found
chicken soup reduced inflam-
mation and acted as a natural
decongestant. A study at the
UCLA School of Medicine found
that cysteine, an amino acid re-
leased from chicken in cooking,
acts much like the drug acetyl-
cysteine, which is prescribed for
respiratory problems. A 1978
study published in the medical
journal "Chest" found that sip-
ping chicken soup helps clear
up congestion.
Most recently, a study by the
USDA found that viruses are
more likely to attack people
whose diet lacks the nutrients
vitamin E and selenium -- found
in garlic.
Many ingredients in chicken
soup have medicinal value..
Chicken provides protein to
help strengthen the body. It also
contains a substance, which
makes it easier to sleep. Sleep
is often the best thing for a sick
person. Vegetables in the soup -
carrots, parsley, celery, onions,
and parsnips provide vitamins
and nutrients. Many of these in-
gredients also contain substanc-
es that help fight the flu.
Garlic contains substances
that help lower cholesterol,
lower blood pressure and kill
bacteria.
Sage contains a substance,
which soothes a sore throat.
Thyme contains a natural
decongestant.


Celery and carrots are nat-
urally soothing to digestion.
Parsley is also soothing to
the digestion.
Onions contain a substance
that -helps break up chest con-
gestion.
Parsnips contain a sub-
stance that is soothing to a sore
throat.
While most versions of chick-
en soup are good for treating
colds and flu, researchers found
the homemade versions with
lots of chicken, garlic and on-
ions are the most potent.
Good chicken soup starts
with lots of chicken.
Some people who are. wor-
ried about fat intake make the
mistake of trying to make soup
from boneless, skinless chicken
breasts and then are disap-
pointed that the soup lacks fla-
vor. For chicken soup, you need
a whole chicken bones and all.
The dark meat and the bones
add flavor and nutrients. Do not
worry about the fat. When the
stock cools, you can easily skim
off the fat:
I use a whole chicken, plus a
few extra chicken breasts.
First, I make the chicken
stock.
I chop-up a head of celery, six
cloves of garlic, two large yel-
low onions, six carrots, a small


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bunch of parsley, fresh sage
(about half a cup, chopped),
fresh thyme (about one-fourth
cup, chopped) and three large
parsnips.
In a large stewpot, I saut6
these vegetables and herbs in
olive oil until the celery and on-
ions are tender.
I then add the chicken, sprin-
kle it with about one teaspoon
salt and half a teaspoon pep-
per, add enough liquid (water
or chicken broth) to completely
cover the chicken, bring it to a
bQil, then turn.it down to sim-
mer, cover the pot and let it
cook until the chicken falls off
the bones about three hours.
At this point, the vegetables-
will be mushy. That does not
matter. All of the nutrition is. in
the stock anyway.
I put a colander over a large
glass pot (I use the liner- that
goes into a crock-pot heating
unit) and strain all of the stock
into the glass pot to cool. (I use
glass because I want to put in
the refrigerator.) I let the chick-
en cool slightly so I do not burn
my fingers, and then bone it out.
The meat goes into the glass pot
with the stock. I let it cool and
then put it in the refrigerator.
The bones and all the mushy
vegetables go back into the
original pot. I put back in just
enough stock to cover the mix-
ture of bones and vegetables,
bring it to a boil, and lower the
heat to simmer again. I sim-
mer the bones and mushy vtg-
etables for another two to three
hours, then strain this mixture,
saving this stock. The bones
and mushy vegetable hulls are
discarded. I let this additional
stock cool and then add it to the


January is Cervical health awareness month


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health recog-
nizes January as Cervical Health
Awareness Month, a time to ed-
ucate, encourage and empower
women to visit their healthcare
provider for assistance in avoid-
ing this cancer.
"Cervical cancer is now
largely preventable and treat-
ablje with timely interventions
such as regular Pap smears and.
following healthy life practices,"
said Susan Fleming, RN, BSN,
MPA, DOH Cancer Program Ad-
ministrator.
Approximately 99 percent of
cervical cancer is attributed to
a virus known as Human papil-
lomavirus (HPV). The virus is
spread through sexual contact,
and women can be unaware of
infection. A woman can best
protect herself from cervical
cancer by limiting her number
of sexual partners, not smoking,
having regular Pap testing, and
promptly following up on any
abnormal Pap test results.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety reports that between 60 and
80 percent of American women
with newly diagnosed invasive
(more serious) cervical cancer
have not had a Pap test in the
past five years and may have
never had one. Groups lacking
in regular checkups include old-
er women, the uninsured, ethnic
minorities, (especially Latinas,
African Americans and Asian
Americans), and poor women,
particularly those in rural areas.
In Florida during 2005, approxi-
mately 833 cases of newly di-
agnosed cervical cancers were
reported to the statewide cancer
registry and 293 women died as
a result of cervical cancer.






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A Pap test can find early cell
changes in the cervix before
these changes turn into cervical
cancer.
Abnormal cells in the cervix
and cervical cancer do not al-
ways cause symptoms, especial-
ly at the onset, so. early detection
is important..
Females should start getting
regular Pap tests about three
years after they begin sexual ac-
tivity.
All women should have a
Pap test by age 21, regardless of
sexual activity.
The Florida Department of
Health's Breast and Cervical
Cancer Early Detection Program
is available statewide. This
program provides assistance' to
women ages 50 to 64, who are
uninsured and are at or below
200 percent of the federal pov-
erty level.
By offering information and


support, as well as the critical
screening services that women
need, the program has helped
to remove barriers that prevent
women from getting screened.
Since its inception, over 30,000
women have received Pap tests
through this program. There
are 16 sites in Florida that serve
all 67 counties.
DOH promotes, protects aqnd
improves the health of all peo-
ple in Florida. For more infor-
mation about DOH programs,
visit www.doh.state.fl.us. For
more information about the
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Early Detection program, call
800-451-2229 or visit www.
doh.state.fl.us/family/bcc. To
learn more about cervical can-
cer, visit the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention web site
at www.cdc.gov, the American
Cancer Society at www.cancer.
org/docroot/home/index.asp,
the National Cancer-.lnstitute at
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cooled stock will be like gelatin.
This is because it contains the
nutrients from the bones in-
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to maximize the amount of
calcium in the soup, add two
tablespoons of lemon juice or
vinegar to the pot when you are
cooking the bones.)
The next day, I saut6 more
vegetables in olive oil finely
chopped carrots, celery, onions,
parsnips and parsley. I don't
like mushy vegetables so I only
make enough for the soup.we
will be eating that day. When
the vegetables are tender, I add
stock and chicken from the glass
pot (just enough to make soup
for that day), heat it thoroughly
and season tO taste. If you like
noodles, rice or potatoes in your
soup, you can add them at this
time and simmer until they are
cooked. If we aren't going to
use all the stock in a few days,
I can freeze some of the stock
and meat for future meals.
This seems like a lot of soup,
but at my house it seems to dis-
appear pretty quickly. It is low
in fat and calories and packed
with nutrition, so it is a guilt-free
treat. And-if you have a cold or
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The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A. Strickland will be mailing
Sample Ballots to every registered voter. If you do not receive one
please call the Elections office and verify that we have the correct
address on file. We also have Presidential Preference Primary ballots
available for Early Voting and Absentee Voting, Monday through
Saturday beginning January 14, to January 27, 2008. At the LaBelle
Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and
the Clewiston Sub-office, 955 W Sugarland Hwy, daily 8:00 am to 1:00
pm arid 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm For more information or to request your
absentee ballot call 983-1592, or 675-5230. The Supervisor will be mail-
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PRIMARIA de PREFERENCIA PRESIDENCIAL
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correo boletas de ejemplo para todos votantes registrados. Si usted no
recibe una, por favor llame a la oficina de elecciones para verificar que
su direccion esta correcta Tambien tenemos boletas de Primaria de
Preferencia Presidencial para votar temprano y votar en ausencia Lunes
a Sabado, empesando el 14 de Enero 2008, hasta ef 27 de Enero 2008.
En la oficina de elecciones en LaBelle, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. diario
de las 9:00am a las 5:00pm y en la oficina de Clewiston, 955 W
Sugarland Hwy. de las 8:00 a.m. a la 1:00pm y 2:00pm a las 5:00 p.m.
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Dog theology and cat tales


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Clewiston
I admit it: I'm a dog person.
It's not that I don't like cats, I do.
I even married a cat person. But,
push come to shove, I have to
confess an incli-
nation towards
the canine way
of thinking over
the feline way
of thinking. You
may have heard
of "Dog Theol-
ogy" vs. "Cat
Theology." In John
Dog Theology, Hicks
"You feed me.
You pet me. You shelter me. You
love me. You must be God!" In
Cat Theology, "You feed me. You
pet me. You shelter me. You love
me. I must be God."
Keeping this in mind, let me
share with you a cat tale I found
amusing. During some flooding
in Washington State, Interstate


5 was submerged for five days.
Camera crews captured a lot of
dramatic rescues. But with all
of the selfless acts of neighbors,
friends, and even total strangers
lifting stranded victims from the
waters, there was one incident
caught on camera that showed
how hard it is to rescue some in-
dividuals.
While filming the flooded
areas and rescues, a television
camera crew noticed a large grey
cat perched on top of one of the
buildings. The flood waters had
completely surrounded this cold
and shivering cat. The television
crew decided to try to rescue the
cat, and paddled and waddled
forward toward the cat. The cat
took one look at the splashing
gang of strangers with blazing
lights and blaring bullhorns and
saw his doom.
As they tried in vain to cor-
ral and catch the cat, one cam-
era recorded the cat's escape to
higher ground. First, the cat leapt


an amazing distance to the next
building. Then, still in a panic, the
cat proceeded to climb the alu-
minum siding straight up until he
reached the roof peak, and was
safely out of reach from all those
who had thought they would res-
cue him.
Night was coming, and the
crew left in total defeat. A check of
the same site the next day found
the flood waters had receded,
and the cat had disappeared.
Sometimes we will do any-
thing, including the seemingly
impossible, just to avoid being
saved. The cat didn't trust what
we understand would have been
a saving solution to his dilemma.
We are much the same.
Around two thousand and sev-
en or so years ago, God launched
a rescue mission. The rescue mis-
sion that God set in motion on
that first Christmas still encoun-
ters individuals who have trouble
giving control of their lives into
the hands of another even if it


is God. It's hard sometimes for
people to see the big picture and
understand what is needed to be
saved.
All lifeguards-in-training are
strictly schooled to never hit the
water without a flotation device.
This is not so much to use it in
rescuing the drowning victim as
to insure that the person they are
trying to save won't succeed in
drowning them!
It is not just the drowning that
put up a big fight. Being saved
requires that we relinquish our
own ability to save ourselves. Be-
ing saved means that we have to
trust another to be able to do for
us what we cannot do for our-
selves. Being saved means that
we need to live with a degree
of uncertainty, because rescuers
can't always communicate to
those they are rescuing exactly
what they are going to do and
how they are ultimately going to
save the victim.
Are you saved?


The great commission and you!


By Jackie Miller
First Christian Church
of Clewiston
In Matthew 28:18-20 we have
the "Great Commission" as given
by Jesus Christ. "Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost, teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever I have com-
manded you, and lo, I am with
you always, even to the end of
the world."
First have you submitted to the
teaching of the Great Commis-
sion? Have you been taught and
believed the Gospel, repented of
sins, confessed faith in Christ and
been immersed for remission of
sins, and thus surrendered your
life to Christ. Have you submit-
ted to being taught and have
you obeyed the things that Christ
commanded? If not, you need to
do that first.
The Great Commission is filled


with action! Go! Teach! Baptize!
Teach! If you are a Christian the
Great Commission is not a mat-
ter of options. It has nothing to
do with talent. The most impor-
tant element is action in which all
Christians must be involved.
Abraham could not reach the
land of Canaan until he followed
God's injunction "Get thee out of
thy country, and from thy kindred,
and from they father's house,
unto a land I will shew thee.
(Genesis 12:1). Sometimes we
over simplify and over spiritualize
such monumental steps, but the
next stage in God's plan added a
tremendous amount of drama in
Abraham's obedient actions.
Before Moses could lead his
people out of Egypt, he had to
overcome a mountain of fears,
reservations, and speech prob-
lems even before he left Midian.
Likewise before Gideon's Victory
over the Midianites, he had to
continually go through increas-


ingly difficult tests.
Even the Prodigal Son, once
he realized how desperate and
deprecating his pigpen circum-
stances were, he made the ulti-
mate decision: "I will arise and
go to my father."
Nothing worthwhile has ever
been done without positive ac-
tion, and seldom are such feats
done without obstacles. It has
been that way throughout his-
tory.
George Fredric Handel, the
German-born composer, refused
to quit writing his timeless music
despite being paralyzed, finan-
cially broke, and threatened with
debtor's prison.
' Admiral Nelson lost an arm
and an eye, his health was gone,
but he sailed with six American
flags flying from his ship, saying,
"If five of the flags are shot down,
I don't want anybody to think that
I have surrendered."
Beethoven lost his hearing,


yet afterwards he composed his
most superb sonatas.
Similarly, Milton wrote his
most sublime poetry after being
stricken with debilitating blind-
ness.
England's Kavanaugh had no
arms and no legs, but his faith en-
abled him to become a staunch
member of Parliament.
Frances Parkman was blind,
but his unshakable sense of ac-
tion and urgency caused him to
put wires across his pages to help
guide his pen so that he could
write his many eye-opening his-
torical books.
Louis Pasteur, after his hor-
rible paralytic stroke, made the
great discovery of the process of
pasteurization.
In the business of reaching the
world for Christ, it is important to
go into action, thinking in terms
of "How," not "if". Those who
would continue to live in terms of
"if" will undoubtedly fail.


Epiphany: wise-men or kings? One and the same!


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
It was a while ago when I met
a family of immigrants who came
to North America after World
War II and who
had settled into
a new life in
a new .coun-
try. As I got to
know them,
they would tell
me about their
former life and
hardships we Samuel S.
have not known Samuel S
here. They omas
shared with me an "epiphany
story" one day. It was about sol-
diers coming to their farm after
invading their country and tell-
ing them to pack one suitcase,
then to get onto a waiting truck.
Instead, they ran into the woods
4nd hid until the soldiers left,
went to their home and gath-
ered what they could, then es-
caped. They explained that they


were poor and didn't have much
schooling, but I told them that
I thought they had done some-
thing that was very wise. Their
instincts and wisdom probably
saved their lives and led them to
a newer, quieter, more peaceful
life.
This is the season that the
church celebrates the Epiphany;
giving thanks that God came to
give new life to all of humanity.
It is a time associated with the
"Three Wise Men" or "Three
Kings." They were "magi", a
word from the Greek related to
"astrologers." It was not their
knowledge, but their wisdom
that is remembered. Their back-
ground would have given them a
special interest in the Star in the
East that appeared over Jesus'
birthplace, and the manifesta-
tion of the light that was to come
into the world. King Herod called
them to interpret the meaning of
the Star (Matthew 2:7ff).
Then, instead of returning to
the king who wished to kill the


Messiah and telling them what
they found, "...and having been
warned in a dream, they re-
turned to their country by anoth-
er route (v.12)." Wisdom came
to them in a dream; warning
them to escape and protect the
newborn child from the wrath of
an insane ruler. Their instincts,
enlightened in a dream, brought
them a new life and protected
a life that made kings of us all.
It was in their wisdom that they
became kings; not of earthly ter-
ritories, but in knowing they did
the Lord's work (Jesus himself
would later say, "My kingdom is
not of this world," but His wis-
dom and gifts to us would come
from a kingdom well beyond
our widest imaginations.) They
heard God speaking to them and
in wisdom followed.
The season of Epiphany is cel-
ebrated in churches as the cel-
ebration of Christ coming to all
peoples. God gave to these "gen-
tile" astrologers even at the time
of Jesus' birth a special place in


His plan, enlightened them, gave
them wisdom, showed them His
favor by leading them to the Lord
and then directed their course af-
terward.
This season, when we cel-
ebrate God's opening the doors
to Heaven to all of humanity,
makes us mindful of that greatest
of gifts; that we are all called to
be His children. In that sense, He
has made us kings too; sharing
in what was brought at Christ-
mas to everyone.
Someone once said that
"knowledge comes but wisdom
lingers." Somewhere in the re-
cesses of the minds of all people,
learned or unschooled, instructed
or self-taught, there is that kind
of wisdom that ultimately takes
us to God. The wise men were
truly kings; we follow in their
footsteps when we follow God's
plan for us, protect His creatures,
listen to our hearts, give thanks
and act with thanksgiving when
we realize what, God has opened
to us and done for us all.


Church News in Brief


Upcoming Events

Church to host
annual fish fry
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. will be holding their
Annual Fish Fry to welcome back
the winter residents on Saturday,
Jan. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m. This
event is free and there will be four
serving sessions: 4-4:40; 4:45-
5:25; 5:30-6:10 and 6:15-7 p.m.
The menu includes Okeechobee
fish fillets, baked beans, cole
4law, potatoes, hush puppies,
dessert and drink. For a free ticket
you may call (863) 983-1804 or
(863) 983-6704.

Missionary Baptist to
host prayer breakfast
\ Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church, 700 Georgia Ave., Clewis-
ton will host a "Prayer breakfast"


on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, please
contact Barbara Henry at (863)
983-8351 or Jackie Young at (863)
228-1550.

Yard sale
to benefit church
A yard sale will be held to ben-
efit the Church of God of Prophe-
cy Moore Haven, on the corner of
E. Street each Saturday, beginning
at 9 a.m. Come and see what you
can carry away for a donation.
Proceeds from the yard sales will
help with church expenses. Come
and help us. You well be blessed.
Sevice times

Methodist Church
plans services
Service time for First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-


ven is Sunday at 10 a.m. with
Rev. Thom Street and is locat-
ed at 300 Avenue L. in Moore
Haven at the corner of Third
Street. The church telephone
number is (863) 946-1457 and
email address is oneuncmh@
aol.com.

Non-denominational
ministry
in Belle Glade
Bible Teachers International
and Mary Banks Ministries want
to extend a welcome to the
community. They are a non-de-
nominational ministry commit-
ted to the healing of the Body of
Christ. Their main purpose is to
prepare the "Sons of God" (the '
saints), to herald in the soon
coming of our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. They are continu-
ing steadfast in the Apostles


doctrine. The ministry has been
existence for over 20 years and
has been able to see the effects
of the Word in the lives of the
people. They are an Interna-
tional Ministry with over 20
ground locations and an online
ministry. The Belle Glade loca-
tion is in the Family Dollar Plaza
1516 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Belle Glade, FI 33430. They can
be reached at (561) 996-0023.
Service Times are: Sunday
Morning Service at 9 a.m.;
Life-Savers clinic: Sundays at
noon; Wednesday night service
at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday Bible
Study: 6:30 p.m. (not held at
the church -- call for location):
Friday night Service at: 7:30
.pm.: daily prayers at 6 a.m.
and noon, Monday through Fri-
day. For more information, visit
online church at http://www.
bibleteachers.com.


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TAX EXEMPTION REFERENDUM
On January 29, 2008, there will be a Hendry County
Referendum on the Ballot all Registered Voter's will
be eligible to vote on the Referendum.
Shall the board of county commissioners of this
county be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art.
VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemp-
tions to new businesses and expansions of existing
businesses?

EXCEPCIONES A AL TASA DE IMPUESTOS AD
VALOREM PARA EL DESAROLLO ECONOMICO
El 29 de Enero 2008, Habra un Referendum del
Condado de Hendry en el boleta y todos Votantes
Registrados podran votar en el Referendum.
Autorizaran al tablero de las comisiones del conda-
do de este condado a conceder, conforme'a S. 3, arte.
?VII de la constitucion del estado, exenciones de la
contribucion territorial a los nuevos negocios y
extensions de negocios existentes?

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Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida




CANVASSING BOARD MEETING NOTICE
The Hendry County Canvassing Board will con-
vene on January 25, at 4:00 pm, 28th at 5:00 pm
and 29th at 6:00 pm at the office of the Supervisor
of Elections, Courthouse Complex, Annex Bldg.,
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida for the purpose of
Canvassing Absentee Ballots and votes cast in the
Presidential Preference Primary Election.

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Supervisor de Elecciones, Courthouse Complex,
LaBelle, Condado de Hendry, por la objecto escru-
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New Year brings new requirements for wildlife owners


The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) has established new rules
for people who possess or exhibit
wildlife that recently came into
effect or will become effective at
the beginning of 2008.
As of Jan. 1, people licensed to
possess captive wildlife, nonna-
tive venomous reptiles or Reptiles
of Concern must have a Captive
Wildlife Critical Incident and Di-
saster Plan. This plan outlines
how owners or exhibitors should
secure or evacuate their animals
in the event of natural disasters
and critical incidents. Addition-
ally, people licensed to possess or
exhibit Class I wildlife, nonnative
venomous reptiles or Reptiles of
Concern must report any escape
immediately to the FWC's Divi-
sion of Law Enforcement.
Class I wildlife such as lions,
bears, crocodiles, chimpanzees
and rhinoceros are defined as
wildlife posing a significant dan-
ger to people.
"These new rules are for the
protection and welfare of people
and the wildlife," said Capt. Linda
Harrison of FWC's Investigations
Section. We hope to prevent


problems. The requirement of
this plan gives permittees some-
thing to think about. If an escape
or natural disaster should occur,
it is better to be prepared to ade-
quately respond to the situation."
Exhibiting wildlife will require
some establishments and private
wildlife owners to pay more. In
2007, the bond for exhibiting ven-
omous reptiles increased from
$1,000 to $10,000. Effective Feb.
1, people or businesses exhibit-
ing Class I captive wildlife will be
required to provide a surety bond
or a financial responsibility guar-
antee of $10,000 or maintain $2
million in general comprehensive
liability insurance, with $2 million
required per occurrence.
Anyone who possesses a Class
I wildlife permit with limited ex-
ceptions now must have a mini-
mum of 5 acres of property. Ad-
ditionally, facilities housing Class I
captive wildlife cannot be in areas
zoned solely for residential use.
Class II wildlife also can pose
a danger to people. They include
many species of monkeys, bob-
cats, cougars, wolves, coyotes
and caiman. Class II wildlife own-
ers must now have a ininimum of


21/2 acres. The FWC will require
substantial experience and specif-
ic cage and facility requirements
to be met before it will issue a
permit.
Nonnative venomous rep-
tiles are all species of venomous
snakes and lizards that do not
occur naturally in Florida. Rep-
tiles of Concern are the Indian
or Burmese python, African rock
python, amethystine python, re-
ticulated python, green anaconda
and Nile monitor lizard. People
possessing any venomous rep-
tiles or Reptiles of Concern must
be permitted, paying a fee of $100
per year. They also must meet
new, stricter caging and facility
requirements.
"Some of these reptile spe-
cies pose a threat to human life
or Florida's native species," Har-
rison said. "Obviously, venomous
reptiles can be hazardous to hu-
man health. Nonnative species,
which have been released into the
wild and thrived, may potentially
wreak havoc on native species,
which are.falling prey to them."
People who possess venom-
ous reptiles .are now required to
mark cages and enclosures with


a card stating, "Danger, Venom-
ous Reptile." The card must iden-
tify the reptile, and it also must
accompany the reptile when it
is removed from its cage. A bite
or exposure protocol is required,
which provides the name of an
emergency contact and informa-
tion on what to do should a bite
occur.
People who own nonnative
venomous reptiles or Reptiles of
Concern for personal use must
have the animals permanently
identified. Nonnative venomous
reptiles must be identified by
photograph or by implantation
of a passive integrated transpon-
der (PIT) tag, also referred to as
a microchip. Reptiles of Concern
must be permanently identified
by implantation of a PIT tag. The
PIT tag number and specimen in-
formation must be maintained in
the owner's records.
Owners of any nonnative
venomous reptiles or Reptiles of
Concern acquired prior to Jan. 1,
2008, will have until July 1 to meet
the PIT tagging requirement. Any
specimens acquired after Jan. 1
must be permanently identified
when the animal is acquired.


People possessing venomous
reptiles or Reptiles of Concern
are also required to keep records
of changes in inventory, which
are a result of births, deaths, ac-
quisition, sales or transfers. Re-
cords must be readily available
for inspection by FWC personnel.
These records also must be sub-
mitted to the FWC.
People who sell venomous
reptiles or Reptiles of Concern
must submit these records twice
a year: once upon application
and again six months later. People
who possess venomous reptiles
or Reptiles of Concern for person-
al use must submit these records
upon application and when there
is an inventory change.
On July 1, 2007, red-eared
slider turtles (Trachemys scripta
elegans) became listed as a Con-
ditional Species. People who
acquired red-eared slider turtles
after July 1, 2007, must have a
permit. No permit will, be issued
for personal possession.
People who possess red-eared
sliders acquired before July 1,
2007, may keep those specimens
without a permit until they are
legally transferred or disposed of.


After July 1, 2008, however, no
one may have a red-eared slider
as a pet that is less than 4 inches
in size. Those owning the turtles
legally may not allow them to
reproduce, and all eggs must be
destroyed.
It is illegal to release any non--
native species into the wild in
Florida. As of this year, penalties
for certain captive-wildlife-law
violations have increased, and in
some instances, people who re-
peatedly violate captive wildlife
laws and rules can be charged
with a felony.
"In a situation where we have
a repeat offender of captive wild-,
life rules, the perpetrator will face
increased minimum fines or pen-
alties for additional convictions.
Repeat offenders may even lose
their license or permit," Harrison
said. "In some instances, the per-
petrator could be charged with
a third-degree felony, with a fine
of up to $5,000 and possible im-
prisonment for up to five years,
although in most situations, that.
would not be the case."
"We would prefer to educate'
people about responsibly owning
and exhibiting wildlife."


Birth defects prevention week


TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) ac-
knowledges January as National
Birth Defects Prevention Month
and Jan. 7-14, as National Folic
Acid Awareness Week. DOH
recognizes the severe impact
birth defects have on Florida's
families and children. Each year,
birth defects affect one in 33
newborns in Florida, are one
of the leading causes of infant
mortality, and contribute signifi-
cantly to long-term disabilities.
"Babies born with birth de-
fects and related deficiencies are
a serious matter in'Florida and
around the world," said DOH
Deputy Secretary of Children's
Medical Services Joseph Chiaro,
M.D., FAAP. "Our surveillance
program allows us to monitor
the numbers and types of birth
defects that are occurring so we
can develop prevention, inter-
vention and referral programs
to assist affected individuals,
families and their health care
providers."
-+ Some commonly occurring
birth defects include:
Congenital Heart Defects:


Fry
Continued From Page 1
munity. It was those- kinds of
deeds that made him stand out.
His family describes him as
very bright, having been born
in Mansfield, Miss., his mother
died when he was three and his
father, who worked for the rail-
road, was an absentee parent.
"He was raised on a very
poor little farm, with ten dairy
cattle," said Ms. Cooper. "His
grandmother was his mentor
and he ended up going to col-
lege, getting his engineering de-
gree and decided that, 'This was
a poor place.'"
He worked for the U.S. Corps
of Engineers and in 1952 opened
up a' small hardware store on
Main Street. The slogan at the
building read, "Buy From Fry."
Mr. Fry was active in a lot
of clubs and pitched in at the
chamber of commerce, as well
as in county elections. Leaders
sought his input, and he would
give it to them.
But he shunned the spot-
light.
"It just wasn't his way. He


Cold
Continued From Page 1
Florida is what drew attention.
Various cities in the state
dipped to below-normal tem-
peratures, with reports of snow
flurries near the Daytona Beach
coastline.
The cold was only a tempo-
rary measure, and by Friday the
conditions seemed to return
quickly to normal, but not be-


Life
Continued From Page 1
through one of the windows
and pull the woman out.
By the deputy's estimation,
the woman had been in the wa-
ter from five to ten minutes.
"The windows were sub-
merged in the water,. I have no
idea how she made it," said the


disorders of the heart present at
birth, which affect about one in
100-200 babies;
Chromosomal Abnormali-
ties: disorders involving chro-
mosomes, affecting about one
in 200 babies;
Orofacial Clefts: disorders
of the lip and/or roof of the
mouth, affecting about one in
700-1,000 babies;
Neural Tube Defects
(NTDs): disorders of the spine
(spina bifida) and brain (anen-
cephaly) which affect about one*
in 1,000 pregnancies.
Spina bifida and anenceph-
aly are serious birth defects. In
2004, approximately 73 infants
in Florida were born with NTDs.
To reduce this number, women
who are capable of becoming
pregnant should have 400 mi-
crograms of the B vitamin folic
acid every day. Since NTDs oc-
cur early in pregnancy, before
many women know they are
pregnant, women should take
folic acid before becoming preg-
nant and continue during early
pregnancy. Folic acid can be
obtained from multivitamins, di-


preferred to do his political ma-
neuverings behind the scenes
rather than in the public," said
Ms. Cooper.
When Mr. Fry's wife passed
away, and after he retired, he
spent most of his time in the
Big Cypress country in a ranch
where he hosted get-togethers
with friends.
The barrel-chested man who
weighed around 200 pounds up
until his passing spent the rest
of his years hunting and fishing
and only recently because of his
health had given up his favorite
pastimes.
Mary King and her late hus-
band also knew Mr. Fry. The
couple and Mr. Fry would oc-
casionally go fishing on the Gulf
Coast, and Ms. King still recalls
how much of a sportsman Jack
was, which is not to take any-
thing away from his character.
"If there were any problems,
he would volunteer to help in
solving them," Ms. King said.
"He was a loyal contributor in
the good things in Clewiston. He
added his two cents wherever.
We will always remember him
with affection."
Ms. King talked about the


fore inconveniencing local folks
used to warmer weather around
this time.
'On Wednesday, residents
could be seen sporting thick
winter clothing and generally,
making quick trips from either
their homes or their offices to
their cars with the hope of feel-
ing as little of the biting cold as
possible.
Some seemed to enjoy the
weather, however, and one man
on Thursday walked across Main


deputy. "She was very appre-
ciative, very happy. She was in
shock, too. She thought it was
the best thing that ever hap-
pened."
The woman was relatively
unscathed, and elected not to
go to the hospital.
The rescuers were drenched
in muddy water, but all were
happy to have helped.
"It could have happened dif-


etary supplements and fortified
foods, in addition to eating a
diet containing folate-rich foods
such as spinach and other dark
leafy greens, beans and peas.
DOH recommends that all
women plan their pregnancies
and schedule a pre-pregnancy
checkup to talk with their health
care provider about maintaining
a healthy diet and incorporating
exercise. Because some birth
defects are preventable, it is im-
portant to discuss pre-existing
medical conditions such as dia-
betes, obesity, seizures, family
history of birth defects, as well
as any possible exposures to
hazardous chemicals. A woman
who is pregnant or planning a
pregnancy should avoid alco-
hol, smoking, illegal drugs and
medications which can cause
birth defects and pregnancy
complications.
DOH promotes, protects and
improves the health of all people
in Florida. For more information
about birth defects surveillance,
please visit the DOH Florida
Birth Defects Registry web site
at www.fbdr.org.


possibility of canvassing current
leaders to name a street in his
honor, given everything he did
for Clewiston.
Ms. Cooper thinks about her
father.
He didn't expect to live as
long as he did, that's for sure.
"He was always telling us, I
only have five good years," said
Ms. Cooper. "He was constantly
saying that, but he was hunting
hogs and cleaning hogs up until
two years ago."
And imparting some wise
words all along.
"He was always pondering
the workings of the world and
one of his favorite sayings was,
'Don't that just beat a hen-a-
wormin'?' I don't have a clue as
to what this phrase meant, but
he often said it!"
In his obituary, his son wrote,
"He leaves not owing anyone
more than a dollar or a thank
you ... both of which may have
been an oversight rather than an
intentional act."

News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


Street wearing only a plain t-
shirt to visit a convenience store.
He walked with all the rush of a
turtle making its way across the
sandy ground.
"I used to live in Philadelphia,
so this is really nothing to me,"
the man, Roberto Alvarez, 51,
said cheerfully.

News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


ferently, based on the fact that
the wildlife person wouldn't
have been there, or if she would
have been traveling alone," Dep-
uty Morales said. "It could have
been a Signal 7 -- dead person."

News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


Agencies partner for a joint;



truck safety enforcement


The Florida Department of
Transportation Motor Carrier
Compliance Office (MCCO) and
the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, Divi-
sion of the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, recently partnered in a Joint
Truck Safety Enforcement Detail
on Dec. 18-19,2007. The purpose
of the two-day operation was to
improve traffic safety on Florida
highways through intensified
traffic law enforcement targeted
at commercial motor vehicles.
"In 2006, fatal crashes involv-
ing large,trucks were at the low-
est recorded point in the past five
years. The combined efforts of
the Florida Highway Patrol and
the Motor Carrier Compliance
Office of the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation will help
continue to promote this down-
ward trend and provide for a
safe transportation system for all
motorists," stated Colonel David
Dees of the Florida Department
of Transportation.
MCCO Officers concentrated
their enforcement activities in
the 10 counties where the most
fatal truck crashes occurred in
2006. In the two day operation in
these counties, MCCO contacted
682 commercial vehicle drivers
and conducted 467 commercial
vehicle driver inspections. Forty-
six of these drivers were placed
out of service for critical safety


Accident
Continued From Page
waters of a nearby canal.
The accident happened in
the area of 835 and Evercane
Refinery, according to a report
released by the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office.
The man's supervisor was
informed at about 8:30 a.m.
that there was a submerged
tractor in the canal. Someone
who spotted the tractor ran to
the supervisor to notify him.
When he got to the scene
and dove into the canal, the
supervisor did not find anyone
in the cabin of the tractor, al-
though the right side window


violations such as exceeding
hours of service limits, improper
driver license and possession of
alcohol or drugs. Officers also
cited 105 commercial drivers for
other traffic violations such as
speeding, following too closely,
and failure to use a safety belt.
"We certainly recognize that
the vast majority of commercial
motor vehicle operators drive in
a responsible and law abiding
manner. However, because of
vehicle size, weight, and the type
of cargo hauled by commercial
vehicles, the potential for caus-
ing crashes resulting in serious
injuries or death is very real. It is,
therefore, imperative that com-
mercial truck drivers obey state
and federal laws and regulations
meant to protect their safe pas-
sage and that of the motoring
public," stated Colonel John
Czernis, director of the Florida
Highway Patrol.
During this operation, FHP
troopers heightened enforce-
ment efforts on interstates and
other major state roads where
commercial motor vehicle,
speeding and aggressive driv-
ing violations are prevalent.
FHP troopers were watching for
unsafe drivers, especially those
who contribute to collisions
between passenger vehicles
and large trucks. Violators were
tracked using laser, radar, Vascar,


and rear window of the John
Deere were shattered.
Officials made contact with
Florida Game and Fish, who
responded to the scene with
grappling hooks in an attempt
to locate the missing man.
It wasn't until later that day
that investigators found the
body of the man lying about 20
feet from where the tractor en-
tered the canal.
Ortiz's body showed signs
of trauma to his nose area and
small lacerations on his right
arm from the force of the im-
pact.
A review of the scene deter-
mined that the tractor veered
from the road and the driver
attempted to overcorrect when


video cameras, motorcycles, and-
unmarked patrol vehicles.
"Since 1934, the trucking
industry, through our state as-"
sociation, has been vigorously,
promoting highway and driver
safety in the Sunshine State,"'
said Mary Lou Rajchel, president
and CEO of the Florida Truck-,
ing Association. "Through the'
efforts of FTA's Safety Manage-
ment Council and programs like'
the Florida/Georgia Joint Vehicle
Inspection, the Florida Truck'
Driving Championships, and'
the No-Zone education project'
of our Florida Road Team, we
advocate strict compliance with
traffic laws. We, are partners in
promoting safe driving practices,,
and we strongly encourage and
support efforts such as the re-
cently concluded Joint Vehicle
Safety Enforcement Detail."
The following statistics are
reflective of the activity for en-
forcement actions involving
both commercial vehicles and
passenger cars. Notably,,_te
majority of these citations were
written to drivers of passenger
vehicles: total citations 3993,
speed citations 781, following
too closely 42, improper lane
change 38, driving under the
influence arrests '14, seatbelt
citations 271, all other citations
- 1874.


the vehicle sank down into the
canal.
According to co-workers,
one possibility is that the man
may have fallen asleep at the
wheel, since tracks near the
canal seemed to indicate that
he tried to regain control as he
went down.
The co-worker, who did not
want to be identified, said that
the man had told him he had
not slept the entire night be-
fore.
According to them, the man
had just started at the job in Oc-
tober, and he lived in Moore Ha-
ven with his son and a niece.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza
can be reached at
jzaragoza@newszap.com.


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