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Volume 83, Number 30 Thursday, January 17, 2008


News in Brief

Upcoming Events

Forum scheduled
plans for
Lake 0 challenges
Lake Okeechobee: Headwa-
ters of the Everglades A 'Deci-
sion Makers Forum' exploring
the challenges of managing the
lake as a multi-use natural re-
source. The forum will be held
at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center in Belle Glade on Jan.
17.
The program will include
presentations on the role and
state of the lake. A facilitated di-
alogue among federal and state
officials and local civic leaders
will examine the challenges pre-
sented by the multiple roles the
lake is asked to fulfill, to iden-
tify the unanticipated impacts
of management decisions on
the communities surrounding
the lake and avenues of coop-
eration, and to elicit new ideas.
The .program will conclude
with presentations showcasing
and discussing some of the lo-
cal efforts now being made to
build and diversify the regional
economy. Contact: Martha Mus-
grove (561) 965-9409 or mailto:
DMF@att.net.

Mt. Calvary
Baptist Church
to hold breakfast
"Christian Wisdom, com-
mitted to serve with Wisdom,
Knowledge and Understand-
ing", Proverbs 2:6, will hold
a prayer breakfast on Satur-
day, Jan. 19, at 7:30 a.m. The
breakfast will take place at the
Mt. Calvary Missionary Bap-
tist Church, 700 Georgia Ave.,
Clewiston Fl, 33440. Reverend-
Dwayne f. Brown is the pastor.
For more information call Bar-
bara Henry at (863) 983-8351
or Jackie Young at (863) 228-
1550.

Hendry County Fair
coming soon
The Hendry County Fair will
be here Feb. 8-16. They are
now taking applications for the
Ms. Senior pageant any ladies
around the lake 60 years old
and up can pick up an applica-
tion at Common Grounds Cof-
fee shop in Clewiston on Bond
St.
They are also taking applica-
tions for the parade, fair booths
and also home exhibit booth so
get your can goods, quilts, art
work or any home made items
together.
For more information you:
may call Yvonne at (863) 983-
4453 orthe fair office at (863)
983-9282 and leave a message.

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Car chase ends in Clewiston


Suspects
apprehended in
noon-time pursuit
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
and Nena Bolan
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- It looked like
a scene straight out of an action
movie earlier this week when at
least six different agencies fol-
lowed the trail of four suspects
around the lake who they believe
were responsible for a series of


robberies.
Law enforcement agencies
from Glades County gave chase
to a stolen car just before noon
on Monday and, followed the
fleeing vehicle into neighboring
Clewiston.
Three of four suspects have
been placed into custody, while
a third remains at-large.
Rodney King, Lukner Blanc
and Romuald Claude, Belle
Glade residents, are facing sev-
eral felony charges, including
carjacking, burglary and fleeing,
among other possible charges.


According to Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon, with the Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, the suspects
are being questioned in connec-
tion with several robberies that
occurred just moments leading
up to the chase.
Officials believe they now
have in custody an infamous
group of robbers who had ter-
rorized the area as of late. It just
may have been their last crime
spree, Sheriff Whiddon said.
The sheriff said that the sus-
pects took part in a smash-and-
See Car Page 18


Suspects make a run for it


INI/Jose Zaragoza
A deputy looks on after deploying stop sticks that stopped a fleeing Ford Taurus carrying two suspects believed to
have taken part in robberjes earlier that morning. The car went on like this for some time before, coming to-a stop,
the suspects Jumping out and being caught. ..
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The wheels on the getaway car were completely shredded. The drivers were unable to keep it going.


One of the suspects turns away after being arrested follow-
ing a chase by law enforcement agencies. One suspect re-
mains at-large.


Amendment:

Is it

tax relief?
By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
"There still may be a need
for tax reform, but this should
provide some tax relief," Hendry
County Property Appraiser Kris-
tina Kulpa said of the proposed
constitutional amendment on
the Jan. 29 special ballot. In fact,
early voting has already begun
on the combination Presidential'
Preference Primary, and Florida
Property Tax Constitutional
Amendment.
For Hendry County officials,
though, the prospect of this
amendment passing has grim
consequences. Just counting the
proposed Homestead and new
Tangible Personal Property ex- +
emptions, the county is looking
at some $900,000 in revenue loss.
Remember, this figure is predi-
cated on an incomplete tax role
for 2008. With the county's tax
role shrinking, this figure can ex-
pected to change as well.
Agreeing that the amendment
is very confusing, Ms. Kulpa said
the Legislature's' idea was to di-
minish the inequitybetween what
taxpayers were paying on home-
steaded. and non-homesteaded
properties in recent years.
If passed, the proposed
amendment would double the
current $25,000 Homestead Ex-
emption on residences to $50,000
but only on those with a taxable
value of up to $75,000. The addi-
tional $25,000 exemption would
apply to the assessed value be-
tween $50,000 and $75,000. Also,
currently, the $25,000 Homestead
Exemption applies to all property
taxes. The additional $25,000
exemption would not include
school district taxes.
The Property Appraiser's Of-
fice .estimates that, on average,
homeowners would save about
See Amendment Page 18


Event draws anglers to Lake 0


Fishermen from
all over vie for
top awards
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- It's Janu-
ary, and time again for the
annual pilgrimage of anglers
and their ,co-anglers, and their
Rangers, to the waters of Lake
Okeechobee.
Last week trucks hauling
their seafaring cargo docked
at the nearby marina resort
and fishermen headed out for
several days of fishing practice
before the big FLW Series event
from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26.


One of the teams competing
for the grand prize this year is
Castrol. Aside from participat-
ing in the main tournament,
Castrol is sponsoring a few
events in the area, including a
fishing clinic at the Wal-Mart
(Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.).
The main draw, of course,
is the FLW Series. With $1 mil-
lion in event purses, including
$125,000 for first place angler,
$25,000 for first place co-angler,
fishermen were prepared to do
everything possible to catch the
biggest prize."
Hundreds of fishermen are
expected to participate.
Castrol member Mike Sur-
mon, one of the regulars of the
Clewiston event, said that this


year the tournament will be a "
slightly trickier proposition. The
fishing pro -- who's won more
than $370,000 in prizes, includ-
ing the first ever FLW Series
event in Clewiston in 1996 -- ad-
mitted that the low water levels
from the drought might be the
difference in who will win and
who will lose.
The, fishermen used to
scouring clear across the lake
will find themselves in a search
for the best fishing spot. They'll
have to carefully maneuver to
avoid the traps the low water
level has sprouted throughout Submitted photo
the water. Submitted photo
'I think it's gonna change Mike Surmon is one of the members of the Casfrol Fishing
Team, which will be participating in the upcoming FLW Series
See Angler Page 18 event from Jan. 23 26.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 17, 2008


Fight lea
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail in connection with a
verbal altercation that ended with
a shot being fired into a vehicle.
Charged Monday, Jan. 14, was
Ernest Foy Cunningham, 27, S.E.
21"t Court. He was charged with
shooting into an occupied vehi-
cle, discharging a firearm from a
moving vehicle within 1,000 feet
of another and two counts of ag-
gravated battery with a firearm.
His bond has been set at $37,500.
Detective Ted Van Deman of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) said a 17-year-old
Loxahatchee teen was injured
when the shot was fired into a
black'Jeep Cherokee in which he
was a passenger. He said the .22
caliber bullet shattered the driv-
er's side window and struck the


ds to shooting; man charged


teen a grazing blow. The teen was
riding in the passenger seat.
The detective said the: vehicle
was driven by James Preston
Cole, 19, of Canal Point. Mr. Cole,
added the detective, was injured
when shards of glass struck him
in his left arm.
"This was the most senseless
shooting I've ever heard of in my
life," said Detective.Van Deman.
"There was nothing to justify the
attack with the gun."
The verbal altercation be-
gan after midnight on Nov. 11,
2007, at a convenience store in
Okeechobee. Detective Van De-
man said the six young men in
a Jeep stopped at the store. He
said they had attended a party
in Buckhead Ridge when a fight
broke out and one of the young
men had a black eye. Apparently,
some Okeechobee men saw the
injured young man and began to


harass him about his injury.
The detective said there were
five local men involved in the ver-
bal confrontation that escalated
to the point that the injured man
asked a store clerk to call law en-
forcement. None of the local men
involved had been to the party,
and they apparently didn't know
any of the occupants in the Jeep.
"Everybody had been drinking
that night," offered Detective Van
Deman.
The young men in the Jeep
left Okeechobee and began to
drive down U.S. 441 S.E., as the
five other men began to follow
them in three vehicles, said the
detective. Two of those vehicles
were stopped by OCSO deputies
in the Nubbin Slough area, but a
Chevrolet pickup truck continued
to follow the Cherokee.
In the area of CR .15-A, the
pickup pulled along side the Jeep


and Cunningham apparently fired
a shot into the SUV, said the de-
tective. The pickup passed the
Jeep then turned around at CR
15-B and headed back toward
Okeechobee.
Detective Van Deman said Mr.
-Cole did not stop but continued
toward Canal Point.
Some time later the victims
returned to Okeechobee and filed
a complaint. They were also able
to give a good description of the
vehicle from which the shot was
fired.
"The vehicle was pretty
unique," said the detective. "It
was an older green Chevy pickup
with a white tailgate. All of the vic-
tims described it pretty well."
Detective Van Deman said
while he has recovered the .22
caliber bullet that was fired into
the Jeep, he: has been unable to
find the gun.


Lake 0 hosts survivor


series- adventure race


The first of the four adven-
ture races or "Extreme Sports
at the Lake 0" is scheduled Jan.
20, beginning at 8 a.m., and it
promises to be a challenge for
even the most experienced ad-
venture racer or team of racers.
This three hour event (the short-
est of the scheduled four races
to be held throughout 2008) will
test the participants in running,


biking, and challenge tasks, all
the while encountering natural
and manmade obstacles.
It will begin and end at the Pa-
hokee Marina. The first race will
emphasize mountain biking with
approximately.20 miles of biking,
5 miles of running, and exciting
water -challenges. Participants
will need to provide a bike, hy-
dration packs and a compass.


Help to understand your property taxes


By Kristin aXulpa
Hendry County Property Appraiser
Tangible Personal Property
Exemption Under this proposal
the first $25,000 in value of the
furniture, fixtures and equipment
used by a business will be ex-
empt from taxation.
Businesses with tangible per-
sonal. property assets will be re-
quired to file an Initial return to
qualify. Thereafter the require-
ment to file an annual return is
waived unless the value of their
assets exceeds $25,000:
This exemption does not ap-
ply to mobile homes classified as
tangible personal property.
If you own a mobile home,
you will benefit from this exemp-
tion, if you have 'any additional
improvements such as a carport,
shed, deck, etc.
You will still be required to
purchase a decal in a timely fash-


ion or you will be assessed at full
value and the exemption will not
be applicable.
This exemption applies to all
ad valorem tax levies. Tax savings
can be up to $578.36 based on a
tax rate of 23.1343 mIlls.
Q&A
Q: Is it $25,000 off the ac-
quired cost or assessed value? -
A: The exemption applies to
the first $25,000 of the assessed
value.
Q: I have multiple businesses
does it apply to just one; or all?
A: A single return must be filed
for each site in the county where
the owner of tangible personal
property transacts business.
Q: Do I have to report all of
my assets or just up to $25,000?
A: All assets used to run' the
operation or place of business
needs to be reported with its
original cost. The Property Ap-


praisers Office will review the
information and make a final
decision.
Q: If my assets do not make
up $25,000 in assessment value,
am I not qualified for the exemp-
tion?
A: Any business owner that
has an active business in the
county is eligible for the $25,000
exemption; however, it is nec-
essary that each tax payer file
an initial return in order for the
Property Appraiser to calculate
if your assessment is under the
$25,000 scope.
. Q: If approved am I automati-
cally included or do I still file a
return?
A: No, you are not autorpati-
cally included one needs to file
a OR405 with all assets and their
original cost. If the assessment
is under the $25,000 then you
are waived from future filings. In


order, to qualify for this waiver,
a taxpayer must file an initial re-
turn.
Q: Do I have to file every year?
Are there penalties for not filing?
A: An initial 2008 tax return
must be flied even if the assessed
value is less than the $25,000
exemption. After the initial fil-
ing, future consecutive filings are
waived as long as the assessed
value does not exceed $25,000. A
-taxpayer that falls to file a return
in any year where the assessed
value exceeds $25,000 is subject
to the full amount of taxes due
without any exemption and with
any applicable penalties.
For more details, you may visit
our website at www.hendrvprop.
com, or, you may visit our offices
in LaBelle or Clewiston, You may
also call us at (863) 675-5270, in
LaBelle and (863) 983-3178, in
Clewiston.


College prepaid program deadline coming


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Someone with a college degree housing plans, plus a
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Families have enrolled more students accumulate an
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families to sign up children and
grandchildren in the.Florida Pre-
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to receive current Florida Pre-
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The cost of a 4-Year Univer-
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The price of a Florida Prepaid
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"The end of open enrollment
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee







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Lake 0 pump stations get upgra~ded*llll^liiiIiiinmmri

(f7 11111110n Will TOnrV6 pump stations -known as S-127, These upgrades will greatly mod- also will consist of repowering -U lI 7 n --*
Water supply, flood the integrity of the District's flood operational efficiency." placing diesel engine drivers with *B mM tl lw I
nn~i+T~l ^ ^^^T~i control and water supply sys- The four pump stations will be electronically controlled diesel w' y *
C~ntrolmnOinnotwest temns, particularly in Glades and reconditioned and their oil-lubed engines and installing automated nii~iil fGd
oT->nr~f n'r^ -Mr /.^Kn ^n iti ~ niio tdlrno edoadr i ennvi- control systems.IIU | II 1UHW


WEST PALM BEACH -- The
Governing Board of the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) today approved
two contracts totAling more than
$7 million for refurbishing and
upgrading four major pump sta-
tions along the northwestern
border of Lake Okeechobee.
The projects will enhance
the operational readiness of the


U ceecno eU WULILICN.
"As custodians of one of the
largest water management sys-
tems in the world, we have a re-
sponsibility to quickly adopt the
most current and environmentally
sound water management tech-
nologies," said Eric Buermann,
chairman of the SFWMD Govern-
ing Board. "Although they have
been impeccably maintained, all
four of these pump stations were
placed in service 40 years ago.


ronmentally friendly, water-lubri-
cated bearings. Water-lubricating
systems needed for each of the
five pumps at each station also
will be installed. In addition, the
manual hoist at each pump sta-
tion will be replaced with a new
electrically operated hoist sys-
tem.
Under a $4,027,000 contract
with Interlaken, Inc., work at
pump stations S-129 and S-131


Under a $3,221,000 contract
with Douglas N. Higgins, Inc.,
work at pump stations'S-127 and
S-133 also will include inspection
of gear reducers and shafts and
reinstallation with new seals and
gaskets, as well as the addition of
exhaust silencers on each diesel
engine's exhaust system.
Work under both contracts is
expected to be completed within
the next two years.


Judge grants order against area rancher


By Eric Kopp lationship to Howard Cook.
INI Florida "Taping Howard without his
Some of the "fighting and knowledge is probably a felony,"
S ome of the "fighting anofsaid John Cook to Judge Lundy.
feuding" amongmembers of "And playing it for the court is
an area family was halted ear- probably a second felony."
lier this month when a Glades- However, Judge Lundy over-
County judge issued a restrain- ruled the Okeechobee attor-
ing order prohibiting a man ney's objection and allowed the
from having any contact with tapeto be played.
his 92-year-old great uncle. Howard Cook, frail and near-
JudgeJack Lundyruled Friday, ly deaf, testified that he drove up
Jan. 4, that Mark Hunter Pearce, to his home, which is located
51, cannot go within 500 feet of on about one acre of property in
his great uncle Howard Cook for front of the L-Cross Ranch. The
a period of one year. The reason ranch is owned and operated by
for the orderwas that Mr. Cook Mr. Pearce and his family. How-
alleged in open court that Mr. ard Cook said when he reached
-Pearce had grabbed him and his home he got out of his car
choked him as he was getting to open the garage door. As he
out of his car around 2:30 p.m. was walking back to his car, Mr.
on Dec. 23, 2007. Pearce jumped out from behind
While Mr. Pearce testified some foliage and grabbed him
that he did not grab and choke around the fieck, testified How-
his great uncle, he did indicate ard Cook.
with a tape recording of the in- "I couldn't see him when I
cident that he was extremely drove up," he testified with his
upset about the treatment of his voice shaking.
great aunt Sylvia Parker Cook, He went on to tell Judge
Mr. Cook's wife of 41 years. Lundy that he felt Mr. Pearce in-
Mrs. Cook, known to her tended "to hurt me."
family members as "Aunt Sib- "Uncle Howard, have I ever
by," is 98 years old and is cur- hurt you?" asked Mr. Pearce
rently living in an Okeechobee during his cross examination of
nursing home. Court testimony Howard Cook.
indicates that she has memory, "Yes. Yes you did," answered
problems and, according to her Howard Cook as he looked di-
local doctor, dementia. rectly at his great nephew.
"She has no mind. She's lost Mr. Pearce did not have an at-
her mind," testified Mr. Cook. torney at the Jan. 4 hearing and
Mr. Pearce could be heard presented his case on his own.
screaming at his frail and nearly After a few minutes, Howard
deaf great uncle on the tape. Cook could be heard on the tape
"You're doing everything in pleading with Mr. Pearce to let
your powNe to0: kill 'her. Yu're,; .hi'sit downi*n'his.daiI'He testi
', id youi know it"', elled fied that heodMr, Pearcei_
r.earce.t hsireat uncle&'6 "lmhwVeaknrid sick'. As Howd-
the tape. "Look what you've Cook tried to get to his car Mr.
done to Aunt Sibby. God is going Pearce reportedly pushed the
to punish you. I pray every night car door shut with his left foot.
that God takes your life." Following the confronta-
Mr. Pearceindicatedlaterwith tion, Mr. Pearce left and Mr.
testimony that he had to yell to Cook called the Glades County
be.heard by his great uncle. Sheriff's Office, as well as his
Mr. Cook's attorney, John brother-in-law John Stumpe in
Cook, objected to the tape be- Melbourne and John F. Pearce,
ing played. Mark's uncle.
John Cook has no familial re- "I got scared,"'.Mr. Cook told


the judge. "The law people that
came out,there advised me not
to stay in the home. I don't stay
in that home anymore. I feel it's
too dangerous for me."
Mr. Cook is currently staying
in an Okeechobee motel.
"Mark, what you have done
against these old people is de-
spicable," said John F. Pearce,
83, to his nephew during ques-
tioning.
Mr. Stumpe testified that
when Howard Cook called him,
"he was scared to death."
He also stated that on Nov. 7,
2007, Mr. Pearce blocked their
vehicle as he and his wife Betty,
Howard Cook's sister, tried to
enter the property to see How-
ard.
During cross examination,
Patricia Pearce, Mark's wife,
testified that her 'husband taped
the event because Howard Cook
"had lied and lied."
"He's the devil in disguise,"
said Mrs. Pearce of her hus-
band's great uncle.
She also testified that as they,
were preparing for a Christmas
party at their home, Mark Pearce
was very upset and had been
crying because this would be
the first Christmas party that his
Aunt Sibby had not attended.
Mrs. Pearce told the court
that she followed her husband
over to Howard Cook's home
that day in case he made a claim
that something happened.
"He never touched Uncle
Howard," stated the former sur-
gical nurse.
'I0 hisrlobsing statement, Mark
Peace 'tol,-'the judge that all he
was iryiig 6to d6 'as help'hiis
Aunt Sibby and that he had her
permission to tape any conver-
sations. He said his great aunt
had asked him to take care of
her and that is what he's going
to do.
"All I'm trying to do is help
my aunt with her last wishes,"
he said. "I'm not out to hurt Un-
cle Howard."
He went on to say such


confrontations between family
members are nothing unusual.
"We have a history of feud-
ing and fighting at the L-Cross,"
he said. "There's been a lot of
animosity over the years."
After a short recess, Judge
Lundy returned to the court-
room with his decision to grant
the restraining order and that
Howard Cook was not physical-
ly or mentally able to take care
of his wife. He also agreed with
Mark Pearce's statement about
his family's history.
"It's clear to me there's a lot
of animosity," said the judge.
"But, I do find his (Howard
Cook) testimony credible."
The family will be back in
court in a couple of weeks when
they challenge a power of attor-
ney allegedly signed by Sylvia
Cook that gives Mark Pearce
the right to oversee her affairs.
Judge Lundy has recused him-
self and will not hear this case.
"I don't see how she could
have signed it," testified Howard
Cook. "Her mind is completely
gone."
* He testified that Mark Pearce
went to an Okeechobee bank
armed with the power of at-
torney and withdrew $1,550.20
from the account of Howard
and Sylvia Cook. He also closed
the account, said Howard Cook.
Both of these actions were done
without his knowledge, Howard
Cook told the judge.'
When Howard Cook then
paid, his. mostly, bills, the
checks bounced, Also,, because
the account was closed, How-
ard Cook could not receive his
Social Security check.
"He's still got it and hasn't
paid it back," Howard Cook told
the judge.
Mark. Pearce countered by
saying his great aunt gave him
power of attorney on at least
two occasions and that the
money in the account belonged
to his aunt.


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Kenneth Allen
Avant, Sr.
Kenneth Allen Avant, Sr., age
67, of Clewiston, died Jan. 8,
2008 in Fort Myers, surrounded
by his wife and family. He re-
ceived many visits and phone
calls from friends and relatives
before his death.
He was the first child of Lou-
ise (Blackmon) Avant and John
Floyd Avant. Ken was born Feb.
'22, 1940 in Newton, Alabama.
After graduating from Newton
High School, he married his first
wife Joyce Thomley, who pre-
ceded him in death. His father,
John Floyd Avant also preceded
him in death. He owned and op-
erated Avant's Auto Parts & Ga-
rage for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife,
Clarice Jane Avant; two sons,
Kenny and Johnny Avant;
one brother, Travis Avant (El-
len Mild); two sisters, Mildred
Grimes (Jerry), Margarette Ann
Grimes (Jimmy); step-daugh-
ters, Melissa McDuffie (Dusty)
and Leah Smith; grandchildren,
Alyssa Avant, Samuel, Nicholas
and Landon McDuffie and Tay-
lor S. May.
Funeral services were held
Thursday Jan. 10, at 3 p.m., at
First Baptist Church with Rev.
Brian Hamrick officiating. In-
terment followed in Ridgelawn
Cemetery, Clewiston.
Mr. Avant will be remem-
bered for his kindness and gen-
tle nature.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.

Dr. Jesus J. Fabian
Dr. Jesus J. Fabian, age 70, of
Clewiston, died Jan. 8, 2008 in
Clewiston.
He was born Dec. 25, 1937 in
Angeles City, Philippines to Felix
Fabian and the Florentina de Je-
sus Fabian.
Survivors include his wife,
Laura Elizabeth (Anderson) Fa-
bian.
Funeral services were held
Saturday Jan. 12, 2008. Reverend
John Hicks officiated. Interment
followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery,
Clewiston.
All arrangements were under
ithe direction of Akin-Davis Fu-,
neral Home, Clewiston.


Selden Curtis
"Jack" Fry
Selden Curtis "Jack" Fry died
on Dec. 29, 2007 after 93 years
among his friends and family. The
memory of him and his influence
within his Clewiston community
will be cherished for many years
into the future. With the help of
his wife, Mary E. Fry, he came to
Clewiston in 1945 to work for the
U.S. Corps of Engineers. Begin-
ning in 1952, he opened the small
hardware store on Main, Street
with the slogan "BUY FROM FRY"
and started being active in the
community. His influence and ac-
tivities were directed toward the
Elks Club, the Clewiston Cham-
ber of Commerce; The Clewiston
Country Club, local and county
elections. He promoted agricul-
ture and wildlife conservation.
One of his passions was to attend
the coffee group at the Glades
Restaurant and later Robbie's
Restaurant. These morning gath-
erings served to promote his
sense of community and allowed
him to remain informed as to lo-
cals and state events.
In the late 1960's, his son
Curtis, purchased the hardware
store and Jack retired to the Big
Cypress country. His little Pon-
derosa Ranch, as he called it,
provided 30 years of an active
and fruitful life. He loved to share
his special place with friends and
strangers equally; many of whom
expressed gratitude for the oppor-
tunity to visit.
He was not a "Do-Gooder"
outwardly, but quite often he did
do good deeds for others less
fortunate than he and his. Rec-
ognition for such behavior didn't
seem to be required by him, so
he made light of it. He leaves this
world having loved and reared
three children; Curtis, Scott, and
Mary Beth. 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.
He had his share of exciting
and rewarding experiences over
the years in Clewiston. He re-
membered most of them until his
last breath. A small remembrance
of him will remain in the commu-
nity he loved and served so faith-
fully for many decades.
Not bad for a poor boy who
walked out of the Ozarks in 1929.
-All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 I N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.


children. He is also survived by his
special friend Penelope Blades.
There was a memorial service
at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Cen-
ter on Jan. 5. The family held a
church service on Jan. 6, at Unity
I the Pines. In lieu of flowers do-
nations can be made to Hospice
of PB County.


Dr. Howard Hill

Dr. Howard E. Hill
Dr. Howard E. Hill, 75, died
on Dec. 24, 2007 at his home in
West Palm Beach. He was famil-
iarly known as "Doc" Hill to many
of those whose lives he touched
over the years. He was born in Mi-
ami, to WP. and Doris Hill. When
Howard was four the family relo-
cated to the small agricultural and
cattle town of Belle Glade where
his father managed the Hector
Supply Company.
Dr. Hill graduated from Belle
Glade High School in 1950. He
went on to obtain his undergrad-
uate from the University of Florida
and completed his DVM at Au-
burn University. In 1956, Dr. Hill
began practicing at Everglades
Animal Hospital. He was a found-
ing board member of Glades Day
High School and a member of the
Sugar Cane Growers Corporation
of Florida. His roots were deep in
the rich soil of Belle Glade. Hewid-
ened the scope of his interests to
include sugar came farming and
later to property development,
rentals and home construction.
He built his home in West Palm
Beach but continued to maintain
his business 'interests and many
friendships in Belle Glade.
Dr. Hill is survived by a brother
William P. Hill, of Belle Glade and
a sister Betty Kidder of Riviera
Beach; daughters, Beverly Hill
of Black Mountain., N.C., Patri-
cia Norman of Labelle, Suzanne
Campbell of Stuart; son Edward
Hill of Atlanta and step sons,
Robert Robinson and Daniel Rob-
inson both of Palm Beach. He is
also survived by his 12 grandchil-
dren, Rosie, Bumper, BoBo, Sarah
Lizard, Manda Rudy,- K], Kimberly,
Katie Bell, Madison, Morgan, Lau-
ren, Chase and eight great-grand


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Curtis Eugene Martin
Curtis Eugene Martin


Curtis Eugene Martin
Curtis Eugene Martin, age 76,
of Belle Glade, died on Thursday,
Dec. 27, 2007 at JFK Hospital in
Atlantis, Florida.
He was born on May 10, 1931
in Lyons, Ga. to the late Robert
martin and Gladys Crews Martin.
He served four years in the U.S.
Army, entering at the age of 17.
He married Jackie Collier Mar-
tin in 1955 in Belle Glade.
Mr. Martin worked for U.S.
Sugar Corp. from 1967 to 1987
amd ended his career as foreman
at Prewitt Village. He was a mem-
ber of the Elks Lodge in Belle
Glade and the American Legion
Post 20.
Mr. Martin is survived by his
wife, Jackie; sons, Daniel E. Mar-
tin of Bowling Green, Ky., Michael
C. Martin of Belle Glade and
daughter, Tamara L. Martin, also
of Belle Glade.
In addition, he is survived by
his grandsons, Kenneth Martin, of
Tallahassee, Justin Martin of Belle
Glade and Alex Martin of Bowling
Green, as well as granddaughters,
Christie Gilbert, Casey Gilbert and
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I thought they all were a part of the school system which is the Hen-
dry County School Board. It seems like the ladies are step children
or someone that is just left behind. I think that is not fair, because
they have families like everyone else. Money is very hard now and
the prices of everything are going up. What is the problem with the
school system? They got special people who they give bonus, supple-
ment and other goodies too and leave the other ones out. It is not fair.
I want to know the real truth and not the lies, because I know you all
are going to fix it up and try to make it look good on you all behalf
and not for the ladies who work very hard to make sure the food is
good and ready on time for the children to eat in a limited time frame.
So let's help the ladies in the lunchroom and give all the money to the
teacher, maids and the rest of the workers all except the lunchroom
helper. School has been out ever since Dec. 20, 2007 and the ladies
in the lunchroom are not getting paid until Jan. 25. Why? And it's not
fair. They told them they were getting paid on Jan. 11 and then it was
changed. What is wrong with this system? We all need money and to
eat, take care of our kids and to live. Please give us a feedback into the
paper please so we can get something done for our lunchroom ladies
and anybody else that is being done wrong in the school system.

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

Addiction recovery help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
- dom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know is
struggling with an addiction, call
Narconon. NARCONON offers
free addiction counseling, assess-
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tion centers nationwide by calling
1-(800) 468-6933 or logging onto
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New residents benefit
from homestead
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 appli-
cation and qualify for the $25,000
Homestead Exemption. You may
pre-file now for the 2008 tax year.
Should you have any questions, or
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LaBelle office at (863)-675-5270
or the Clewiston office at (863)
983-3178. Office hours are 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday.

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

Deadline for Ag
Classification coming
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser, an-
nounces that the deadline for the
Agriculture Classification is fast
approaching.
Do you have a commercial Ag
business?
Agriculture classifications are
-not transferable. New owners of
agricultural lands must apply in
order to receive an agricultural
classification. If the status of the
land changes in any way, it is the
responsibility of the taxpayer to
notify the property appraiser's of-
fice.
The absolute deadline for filing
an application is March 1.
If you have any questions or
concerns regarding Agricultural
Classification please feel free to
contact the property appraiser's
office at (863) 675-5270 or visit
the web site at www. Hendry-
prop.org

Property Appraiser
reminder notice
Anyone wanting to apply for
exemptions or 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 appraiser's of-
fice for questions or concerns at
(863) 983-3178 (Clewiston) (863)
675-5270 (LaBelle)


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Letters to the Editor


Thanks to HRMC
A famous writer once said,
I think it was Mark Twain, "The
rumors of my demise are greatly
exaggerated."
I have always enjoyed good
health except for the last few
years. On Jan. 1, around 2 p.m.
while having dinner with fam-
ily, I experienced severe pains in
my chest and left arm. Being a 33
year law enforcement officer and
trained in first aid, I knew time
was very short for me to get help.


I was taken to the Hendry, Re-
gional Medical Center by personal
vehicle and the emergency room
advised I was on my way. I was
admitted to the emergency room
and was found to be suffering
from a heart attack. The staff was
there for me and was very com-
petent in my care. While on the
table, I had a second attack and
was well into the third when their
efforts paid off. Once stabilized,
I was transferred to JFK for con-
tinued care. I can say without a


doubt that were it not for the staff
of the HRMC emergency room I
would not be here today.
I can not thank the people
enough for their care and pro-
fessionalism in my time of crisis.
This was the second time in five
years that my life was saved by
the medical professionals in Hen-
dry County. Both time, had it not
been for them, hospitals on both
coasts told me my life would have
been over.
My youngest son was born


there and I was saved from death
there. HRMC means a lot to me,
I'll pay my hospital taxes and sup-
port a new addition to the center
with no reservations. And I thank
God for the wonderful people at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
We all need to come on board
and make this the health care fa:
cility we can all be proud of.
K.M. (Mike) Moore,
30 year resident,
Pioneer Plantation:


Mind Your Business


By Sean Moore
So, I have been asked to put
my picture and a title for my ar-
ticle, in the world of business,
we call that branding. Branding
is a critical part of the business
experience. It is the act of putting
a slogan, name, or logo with the
products and services you offer.
"Mmm, Mmm good!" "Home of
the Whopper!", "The Jolly Green
Giant" are all well known exam-
ples of branding.
You as a business owner, or
potential business owner should
put as much time and effort into
finding a slogan and a logo that
you are comfortable with hav-
ing for a long time. The constant
switching, changing, and edit-
ing of a logo or company slogan
does not allow your potential


bean ivioore
customers to latch on to it and
identify you and your. company.
The last thing you want is some-


one to hear your slogan and think
of your competition! You want
them to hear or read your slogan
or company motto and instantly
connect it with you.
If you can afford to have a
sign outside your business, do it!
Sometimes you are not permitted
to have a road side sign due to
code enforcement issues or vis-
ibility issues for drivers, but this is
something that should be looked
into and considered one of the
"musts". If I am driving down a
road and I see those golden arches
in the distance I know that is a Mc-
Donald's and I can begin to scoot
my car into a turn lane. What if
there was a local hamburger res-
taurant that has better hamburg-
ers right across the street but has
no sign to point it out to me? I
would have to drive the same dis-


tance, and turn off the same road,
but I only saw McDonald's, so my
eyes drew me that direction and
that small little burger place just
lost a sale because I didn't even
know they were there. Give your
customers and potential custom-
ers something to latch on to and
use to identify you, and most im-
portant think of you rather than
your competition. Branding, it's
not just for cattle anymore!
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


Local Clubs and Meetings


Widows to meet
The Widow's Support Group
will meet at Flora & Ella's Restau-
rant, Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11:30
a.m. for lunch. All widows wel-
come.

Hendry Soil and
Water Board to meet
The Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District will hold its
regularly scheduled Board meet-
ing on Thursday, Jan. 24, at I
p.m. in the Soil Conservation Of-
fice of the Dallas B. Townsend Ag-
ricultural Building

Quit smoking
program open
Quit smoking now! A new
year! A new you! A free commu-
nity health promotion program
is available to help you to quit
smoking and other tobacco prod-
ucts as well. On Tuesday, Jan. 29,
from 5:15 until 6:45 p.m. come
and take the first step to better
health at the Hendry Regional
Convenient Care meeting room
in the rear of the building.
For more information and to
register, please contact Valarie at
(863) 674-4056 ext. 128.

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/1l877-822-'
6669

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


(863) 983-5123.

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 Avenuie). 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.
The group meets every
Wednesday at 3 p.m. Middle,
high school and advanced stu-
dents 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.

Cub Scouts
meet Thursdays
Cub Scout Pack 667 meets on
Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church on 331
West Osceola Ave. We welcome
all BOYS from first through fifth
grades. Pack 667 is where charac-
ter counts and adventure begins!
Call (863) 228-3322 with ques-
tions or application information.

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.

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


Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National
Weather Service
Clewiston and surrounding area

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 84. There is a 40
percent chance of showers with south winds between 7 and 13
mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of
showers before 10 p.m. Lows will be around 62 with south
winds around 5 mph becoming calm.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 84. There is a 40 percent
chance of showers after noon with south winds around. 6 mph.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 58. Winds will
be light and from the west.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 71. Winds will be from
the northwest between 8 and 14 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 42 and a 20
percent chance of showers.
Sunday: Sunny with a high near 70.
Sunday night: Mostly clear with a low around 49.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a high near 74 and a 20 percent,
chance of showers.


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.

Scout meetings
are 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.

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

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


at 6:30 p.m. with regular games
starting at 7:30 p.m. Help us to
help others because "Elks care-
Elks share."

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

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; toach
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-
r050 at Child Care of Southwest
for information and to register.


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Thursday, January 17, 2008


Lady Tigers Soccer Senior Night: A night to remember


By Coach Keri Alford
Senior Night for the Clewiston
High School Lady Tigers Soccer
Team was filled with laughter,
cheers, and tears. There was a
range of emotions to describe
the feelings behind the meaning
of what senior night really repre-
sents. Tuesday, Dec. 8, was the
six senior girls last home game,
last game playing as a Clewiston
Tiger on their home field, and
the last chance to play in front of
their home crowd. With the sev-
enth season of the CHS girl's soc-
cer program coming to an end,
this was the first year the team
graduated, 4 year, returning se-
niors.
Ivana Cruz, #7, has been an
impacting factor in the offensive
game, as a top scorer, and by
leading her team with assists this
season. Sonia Herrera, #12, has
persevered through, with endur-
ance and hard work, as an offen-
sive midfielder. Alma Vazquez,
#14's, tremendous speed would
always leave her teammates
knowing that she had their back,
as a defensive center midfielder.
Mary Hegley, #16's, God given


Submitted photo/Keri Alford
Senior Night for Clewiston High School Lady Tigers Soccer Team was an enjoyable night for
all who attended. Lady Tigers left the night with mixed emotions and reflecting on their time
playing together as a team.


speed, and a love for the game,
helped her to be the leading
scorer on the team for the past


four years. Jade Galarneau, the flow of the game, no mat-
#17, has impeccable ball skill ter where she plays on the field.
that control's the defense and Jenny Mazariegos, #19, has infi-


nite endurance and could always


nite endurance and could always
be expected to give nothing less
than her best.
Over the past 4 years that
these girls have been a part of this
team, the program has portrayed
a true "rags to riches" story.
Within the first three years of the
programs start, one goal and one
win brought on a feeling of great
accomplishment. The coaches
and players that have been apart
of the Lady Tigers since then
have done their best to continue
to build on to the past and future
success of the program, and they
have never looked back!
Their first season together,
along with the help of their other
teammates, the Lady Tigers won
,5 games, and also won the first
round of their district playoffs
against Dunbar. Their second
season together they combined
a record with 6 wins and a tie
against, neighboring rivals, the
La Belle Cowgirls. As their junior
year approached, and the under-
classmen talent brought even
more to the table, they finished
their season with a record of 14-
7. Their senior year approached


quicker than anyone could have
expected. Coaches, parents, fans
and the team had high hopes
and expectations for the 07-08
season. The seniors, along with
their teammates, have finished
yet another successful regular
season schedule, with a record
of 13-5-3.
Although it is sad to see the
seniors go, they have left so
many great memories behind.
They have truly left their mark
on the Lady Tigers Soccer Pro-
gram. They have played a huge
role in helping the program get
to where it is now, and they have
forever challenged the success
of where it can go in the future.
- Their shoes will be hard to fill, but
the foundation that they have left
behind in their teammates, the
support of the Clewiston com-
munity, and the talented youth
that continues to fill the CHS JV
team and the AYSO girls teams
will, without a doubt, help in car-
rying out the legacy that they are
leaving behind.


Lady Tigers Soccer Clinic offered one-on-one attention


By Keri Alford
The Girls Varsity Soccer Team
put on their first ever soccer
clinic, open to the youth of Clew-
iston, on Dec. 5, 2007. With an
attendance of about 10 kids the
one on one attention the play-
ers received was priceless.. Each
camper paired up with a Lady Ti-
ger Soccer player as the coaches,
Keri Alford and Holly Bach, lead
the warm-up, drills, and games.


The campers were taught a
traditional Brazilian warm-up
that they use to warm-up be-
fore games, along with a slid-
ing cat and mouse game. After
everyone was warmed up and
sttetched 6it,' 'they worked on
their touches with Ecuadorians.
This is a drill that works on per-
fecting your touches, starting
from your toes arid working all
the way up to your head. They
played a few short sided games,
including hand ball, steal the ba-
con, and finishing up with World
Cup. These drills worked on sev-
eral things ranging from improv-


Submitted photos/Kerl Altord
Participants of the Clewiston High School Lady Tigers first ever soccer clinic held on Dec. 5, Winning team of Soccer Clinic 3v3 Tournament held recently
2007. on Dec. 5, 2007 in Clewiston.
ing communication, movement, small the gains in skill and ex- ger"'s Soccer Team are planning winter season. and all the AYSO team's that
aggressiveness, and basic soccer perience, that the campers re- on hosting more clinics in the The Lady Tiger's Soccer team are heading to state the best of
skills. They finished the clinic ceived, were BIG! The Lady Ti- future, during the summer and wants to wish their campers luck!
up, after lunch, with a double
elimination 3v3 tournament. The
campers were matched up with
two high school players, for a
total 6 team tournament. Coach
Holly's team, along with camper
Rachael Morrell, and Lady Ti-
ger's, Annabelle Rico, won the
tournament with an undefeated
record.
Although the turn-out was


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Winners at the Florida Elks Soccer Shoot Out held on Jan.
5, Savanna Nease, Under 8 girls division scored 40 points
kicking for accuracy, missing only once, to gain the cham-
pionship, Kendra Johnson, Under 10 girls division scored
26 points to finish ahead of the girls from the other regions.
Brock Ramer, Under 12 Boys took the title, scoring 46
points, kicking 36 feet away from the goal. His total was
the highest for anyone in the competition. Bobby Williams
earned the second place trophy in the Under 10 Boys divi-
sion. He scored 19 points. Casey Crawford placed second
in the Under 14 Boys division, scoring 25 points and Cas-
sandra Paniagua placed second in the Under 14 girls divi-
sion. She scored 40 points, just one behind the winner.


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Obituaries
Continued From Page 5
Robert Earl Mathews Jr
Robert Earl Mathews Jr., 78, of
Hayesville, N.C., formerly of Belle
Glade, died on Wednesday, Jan.
2, at Northeast Georgia Medical
Center in Gainesville, Ga.
Mr. Mathews was born in Ft.
Lauderdale, on March 7, 1929.
He was the son of Robert Earl
Mathews, Sr., and Margaret
Darden Mathews. He was a grad-
uate of Belle Glade High School
and Stetson University College of
Law. At Stetson he was a member
of Omicron Delta Kappa Fraterni-
ty and the National Honor Society


of Scabbard and Blade.
He served in the U.S. Army
as a first Lieutenant in 1953 and
1954 after his graduation from
law school. He was an attorney in
Belle Glade for 37 years, a partner
in the law firm of Alan, Mathews
& Barker and served as a Munici-
pal Court Judge in Belle Glade for
15 years.
Mr. Mathews was a Rotarian
and co-founder of the Bank of
Belle Glade where he served on
the Board of Directors for a num-
ber of years. He retired in 1990
and moved to Hayesville, North
Carolina where he and his wife,
Shirley, enjoyed an active life in
their community. He was a mem-
ber of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist


Church in Hayesville.
In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a son,
Robert Earl Mathews, III.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 56 years, Shirley Connell
Mathews of Hayesville, N.C.; a
son, Charles G. Mathews and
his wife, Roseline of Cuthbert;
a daughter in law, Karen Ashley
Mathews of Greensboro, NC;
seven grandchildren, Robert E.
Mathews, IV, Melissa Mathews
Pulumbo (Michael), Terri Lynn
Mathews, Victoria Lynn Taylor
(Eddie), Robert A. Taylor III, and
Kimberly Ann Taylor; two great
grandchildren, Riley and Dylan
Taylor.
Memorials may be made to


the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church,
50 Marvin Cabe Lane, Hayesville,
N.C. 28904 or to your local chap-
ter of the Gideons International.
Funeral services were held at
2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at the
graveside in Cedar Hill Cemetery
in Dawson. Pastor Jim Payne and
Pastor Walter Kenny officiated.

Mary Lou Tripp Morris
Mary Lou Tripp Morris, 84, of
Port Charlottee, died Thursday,
Jan. 10, 2008. She was born Nov.
3, 1923 in Leake County, Miss., to
John Henry and Daisy Elizabeth
Tripp.
Mary Lou had been a resident
of Charlotte County since 1970.
She was retired as the Finance


Clerk for the Clerk of the Court
of Charlotte County. She moved
from Belle Glade where she was
in banking with Everglades Fed-
eral Savings & Loan. She was a
member, President and Woman
of the Year, of ABWA and a mem-
ber of Trinity United Methodist
Church, Port Charlotte.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 62 years, Cecil Pellon
Morris; daughters, Kathy (Troy)
White of Lake Placid, and Connie
(Geoff) Miller of Apopka; son, Da-
vid (Sharon) Morris of Fort Pierce;
and six grandchildren, Heather,
and Wade White, John, Jacob
and Sara Morris and Michael Mill-
er. In addition, she is also survived
by her sister-in-law, Dinkey Morris


Austin of Philadelphia, Miss.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Port Char-
lotte United Methodist Church,
21075 Quesada St., Port Charlotte.
A reception for the family followed
immediately after. Burial followed
the reception at Charlotte Memo-
rial Gardens, 9400 Indian Springs
Cemetery Rd., Punta Gorda, Fl.
In lieu of flowers the family has
requested donations be made to
Trinity United Methodist Church,
23084 Seneca Ave., Port Charlotte,
FL 33980 or Tidewell Hospice,
5957 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Charlotte Memorial
Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Springs
Cemetery Rd., Punta Gorda.


Arrest report


This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone who is list-
ed here and who is later found
not guilty, or has the charges
against them dropped, is wel-
come to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the infor-
mation and print it.
Western Palm Beach
County
Belle Glade
Rayshon Garvin, 19, of South-
west Sixth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 9, by PBSO and
charged with burglary and proba-
tion violation- driving while license
is suspended. He was released on
a surety bond.
Ricky Patrick, 49, of Southwest
Eighth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 9, by PBSO and
charged with possession of nar-
cotic equipment, carrying a con-
cealed weapon, possession of a
weapon or ammo by a felon and
possession of cocaine. He was re-
leased on a surety bond.
Lawrence Baker, 64, of North-
west I Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 9, on a warrant
charging him with probation vio-
lation-battery. No bond was set.
Afra Williams, 36, of Noethwest
A Avenue, Belle Glade, was arrest-
ed on Jan. 9, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon. His
bond is $1,000.
Eddie Holland. 29, of South-
west J Avenue, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 9, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with Failure
to appear for a felony-aggravated
fleeing or eluding the police, sell-
jng cocaine and driving without a
- liqeeise-second offense. No bond.
was set.
Elijah MCClorian, 18, of B Pruitt
Airport Road, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 9, by PBSO and
charged with dealing in stolen
property. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Aaron Johnson, 23, of South-
west Avenue C, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Jan. 9, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with dealing
in stolen property. He was released
on a surety bond.
Evan Nicholson, 23, of Southwest
I Avenue, was arrested on Jan. 10,
by PBSO on a warrant charging
him with carrying a concealed


weapon, possession of marijuana
and smuggling contraband into a
detention facility. He was released
on a surety bond.
* Carold Burrey, 20, of Northwest
171 Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Jan. 10, by PBSO and
charged with resisting and officer
and battery on an officer, firefight-
er, etc. He was released on a surety
bond.
* Sherry Walker, 19, of Northwest
11"' Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Jan. 10, by PBSO and
charged with making a false bomb
or explosive report.
* Gardi Alexis, 21, of Northwest
Tenth Street, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Jan. 10, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with dealing
in stolen property. No bond was
set.
Pahokee
* Tito Young, 35, of Palm Bou-
levard, Pahokee, was arrested
on Jan. 9, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with probation viola-
tion-trafficking cocaine. No bond
was set.
* Nyamesha Jones, of Padgett
Circle, Pahokee, was arrested on
Jan. 10, by PBSO and charged within
probation violation-child neglect.
No bond was set.
South Bay
* Cornelius King, 26, of Twelfth
Avenue, South Bay, was arrested
on Jan. 9, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with burglary and
probation violation-burglary. No
bond was set.
* Terrance Williams, 26, of Palm
Beach Road, South Bay, was ar-
rested on Jan. 9, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with resting
an officer-fleeing and eluding the
police, trespassing and vehicular
theft. His bond was set ait $3,000.
* Joseph Brown, 18, of Southeast
Second Avenue, South Bay, was
arrested on Jan. 9, by PBSO on a
warrant charging him with proba-
tion violation-attempted robbery.
No bond was set.
Glades County
Jan. 11
* Wallace Steverson, 41, of Palm-
dale was arrested on an active
warrant for violation of probation.
He was later released on a $2,500
surety bond.
* Todd Rosenberg, 53, of Lake
Placid was arrested on the charges
of possession of marijuana over 20


grams and possession of drug par-
aphernalia. He was later released
on a $6,000 surety bond.
Jan. 10 1
* Edward Lanier, 36, of Clewiston
was arrested on an active war-
rant for violation of probation. He
was later sentenced to 60 days in
county jail.
Jan. 9
* Jennifer Shaw, 22, ofOkeechobee
was arrested on the charges of
possession of methamphetamine,
possession of drug paraphernalia
and tampering with evidence. She
remains in custody with a bond set
at $10,000.
* Michael Corberly, 35, of Buck-
head Ridge was arrested on the
charge of battery (domestic vio-
lence). He remains in custodywith
bond set at $1,500.
Jan. 6
* Juan Martinez, 26, of Arcadia
was arrested on an active Desoto
County Warrant. He remains in
custody without privilege of bond.
* Anthony Braham, 30, of Talla-
hassee was arrested on an active
warrant for violation of probation.
He remains in custody without
privilege of bond.
Clewiston
* Hector Guardio, 38, was arrest-
ed Jan. 8 and charged as a fugutive
from justice-in state from Palm
Beach County for theft of sales tax
under $100,000 and grand theft
over $100,000. Officer Malqueen
Powell was the arresting officer.
* Miguel Delgado Waters, 22, Pa-
tricia Ann Stinson, 42, and a 13-
year-old juvenile were all arrested
and charged with larceny grand
theft $5,000-$10,000. D/S Joshua
Woods was the arresting officer.
*. Jasmine Jomeka Browp, 21,
was arrested Jan: 12 and charged
with battery strike or touch and
aggravaed battery using a deadly
weapon. D/S N. Reed was the ar-
resting officer.
* Salvador Lopez, 19, was arrested
Jan. 12 and charged with being a
fugitive from justice in state on
a warrant from Collier County. D/S
Brett Daley was the arresting offi-
cer.
* Syreeta Lasha Wheeler, 27, was
arrested Jan. 12 and charged with
battery: strike or touch and aggra-
vated battery using a deadly weap-
on. D/S N. Reed was the arresting
officer.
* Norman Paul Russell, 23, was


arrested Jan. 12 and charged with
being a fugitive from justice in
state from Holmes County Failure
to pay child support. T. Helmlinger
was the arresting officer.
* Charles Wesley Stewart, 49, was


arrested Jan. 7 and charged as a
fugutive from justice in state-Char-
lotte County for violation of proba-
tion. D/S Christian Buchhofer was
the arresting officer.
* Steven Rodney Marshall, 42,


was arrested on a warrant Jan. 7
and charged with being a fugitive
from justice in state Palm Beach
County for FTP domestic violence.
D/S Buchhofer was the arresting
officer.


March 1,2008 will end the exemption filing period for the 2008 tax year. Applications
for Tax Exemptions can be made in the Property Appraiser's Office in the
Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during the office hours (8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.)
Monday thru Friday and at the Clewiston sub-office at 939 W. Sugarland Hwy, (i
the old K-Mart building) during office hours (8:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m till
5:00 p.m.) Monday thru Friday.

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS.
1. Homestead Exemption .................$25,000.00
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption .............. $500.00
3. Widow or Widower's Exemption ............. $500.00
4. Non-Veteran Disability ..................... $500.00
5. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age or Older... $50,000.00
(documentation required)
6. Agriculture Classification

Homestead exemptions and Agricultural Classification (greenbelt exemp-
tion) are NOT transferable. New applications must be filed in the event if
any changes or deed transfers.
TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS PLEASE FURNISH
1. Florida Driver's License
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Hendry County Voter Registration OR recorded Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE REQUIRED
If making an application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you live in
a Mobile Home, brin, a copy of your mobile title or registration in order to purhase
the permanent I'RP" LICENSE.

For those handicapped persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse, please
call and arrangements will be made for you to make an application fort
Homestead Exemption and other exemptions


The Palm
Beach County
Sheriff's Office
is seeking assis-
tance from the
public in locat-
ing the follow-
ing wanted fu-
gitive as of Jan.
10.


Alvin Williams, age 24, is a
black male with black hair and
brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 10 inch-
es tall and weighs approximately
155 pounds. He is also known as
Kenneth Williams and Herbert
Williams; has tattoos on both
arms and legs and has formerly
lived on Glades Glen Drive in
Belle Glade.


He is wanted for felony vio-
lation of probation- burglary, of a
structure and a misdemeanor of
violation of probation: battery.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of the wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at: 1-(800) 458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com.


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We invite you to take a closer look at G lades General
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we have made a few changes:


* In our newly renovated
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our surgery department,
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handle procedures ranging
firon minor outpatient surgery
to major, samne-day-admit
surgery in our three, fidly-
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* Glades General Hospital has
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plays a vital role in diagnosing
and treating illnesses and
managing patients' care
fiom door to discharge.
These state-of-the-art
technology updates include:
electronic medication
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electronic nursing/physician
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GE light-speed CT scanner


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filmless radiology system
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Health Department in Clewiston;
knowledge of child development &
cultural diversity; must have valid
Florida driver's license, reliable
transportation, & ability to travel;
Background screening & fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Jeannie @ 863-983-1408
x 532 for more details

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 401K. 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


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MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer
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HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
"Wfere It'sqluf4out Qettn (Better'
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FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time ERRN 111 StafSupervlsor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS req.
Perdlem RN Nursing Supenisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 +yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or super-
visory status. ACLS PALS reqo.
Per Diem- C.NA or C.NA Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.NA Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full tim i -HIM uperyisor ,
'RHIA with two+ yrs su expr'r M T with three+ yrssu.
exp, Must demonisrate an ex cl thircmmand of the t1C-9.
CM Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have
the ability to use computerized medical recor abstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (alle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs m edica otice management, t ee-
rience in a phidcan's office. This position reres skill, in denlop.ng
and maintaing effective relationships with medical adminisati
slai, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Foundation/Marketing Coordinator
Previous ex inrmaketing rfen-ed. Must f9we y w thMSOffice
applications and possess a high degree of clerical and onzatonal
skis with=shongcommunica on ard interperorFslIs.
Full time Housekeeper (Thurs/ Fri 6:00am -2:30pm,
Sat/Sun 6:00am 6:30pm)
Prey housekeeping exp in a hospital or hotel pref.
Must maintain a safe, sanitary environment.
www.hendryregional.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
(Spanish-Speaking)
'NOAH, Inc. is seeking to fill the
position of FSW.

This individual will be responsible for
providing basic social service needs to
individuals-and/or families thru a direct
referral process. Reliable transportation
w/proof of insurance is required.

Must have an AA degree in Social
Services and 1 yr. experience providing
direct client services to families or have a
HS Diploma/GED and 2 yrs client
services experience.

Questions should be directed to:
Claudia Garrison @ 561-992-8687.

Mail resumes/applications:
NOAH, Inc., 601 Covenant Drive,
Belle Glade, FL 33430,
Attn: C. Tomlin, PSM. Until 01/21/08.

NOAH, Inc. is an EODFWP Employer.

HELP WANTED
BRIDGE TECHNICIAN
RELIEF/AIRPORT FBO RELIEF
Involves the operation of the Fort Denaud
Bridge allowing the passage of water
traffic. Assist pilots, answer radio, check
fuel facilities and fill out appropriate daily
forms. Must possess a current valid State
of Florida Drivers' License. This position
is as-need & opened until filled.
Job descriptions & applications can be
obtained at 100 E. El Paso St., Satellite
Office in Clewiston & at 165 S. Lee St.,
the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in the
HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug Free. Applicants
needing assistance in the application
process should contact the Hendry
County Commissioners HR department
(863)612-4782.


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NURSES
Palm Terrace of
Clewiston
is now hiring:
ADON
Full Time
Must be a RN Assist with
overall management of the
nursing dept. assist in
ensuring quality nursing care.
Must be flexible and a team
player. Long term care
experience preferred.
Wound Care
Full Time, LPN or RN
Assist in ensuring quality care
for all patients with wounds,
must be team player and
flexible.
Please submit your
application to:
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301 South Gloria Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
PH: 863-983-5123.
Fax your resume to:
863-983-6698
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301 S. Gloria St.,
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415i
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435








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Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
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Emergency Pick up &
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979
The classifleds are the
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'investors dream Rey Homes"
Subdivision. All permits
approved. 39 CBS homes.
OWNER PARTICIPATION
*Taagelo Ave. beautiful 5 acs
REDUCED S100,000
'Main Everhig Rd. 5Ac + new
CBS home, 3'2 REDUCED
S278,0OO
' 20 Acre Palm tree nursery with
irrigation system $400,000
,Clewiston 2 DUPLEX, 2/1 each,
REDUCED AGAIN $230.000


,La Deca, 10 acres ORANGE grove
REDUCED $220.000
Owner Wants Offers
'5 Acres Fish Farm, 18 pools, M!H
S$300,000 Owner Finance Make OtTer
,5 Beu AT and H $160,000
IFORRENTbeautiful 2/2 fumitured,
10 acres, two ponds, barn, tack
room, stalls. Price negotiable
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YiIA Deal This 4BR/2BA Mobile home has been recently reduced and
will not last long at this price. Come home at the end of the day and enjoy
your above the around swimming pool. With a little extra LOVE, this
Home will bring the family much joy. 464 Avenue S Only $71,000.
Cute Little Place This Property is PERFECT for Professional Use. Start
your business here today. 143 Ave. I, PRICED TO SELLAT S 110,000
yc 2BR bil %migr avacation
rear a P paved
You r ,a 11
Driveway. Carpet throughout and a Mini Chandelier in the
Kitchen/Dining area. 699 Avenue F Only S 46,000
What a Steal These (2) 2BR/2BA Mobile Homes have been
Recently Reduced. Both Homes are in a great location. Bring
your family today and yes the animals too. 1690 West Avenue
& 1705 Gulf Street Priced to Sell at S149,500 Each.
Home On TheWater 2235 Riverside Dr., Beautiful 2BR/1 BA w/a private
dock & beautiful porch, overlooking the Coloosahalchee, $285K
This Home Has It Ajl,.vu ix.s" ey gorgeous 3BR/2BA MH
w/ many extras. Pictukii hJ t aur own wishing well,
10 footGazebo w/Lights. 601 5th St. only $124,900


Merchandise



,Antiques- 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 1530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540'
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555.
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565,
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood ;605
Furs'as6155
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage, ;645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
QfficeSupplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/,, .
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing' Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant'
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipmeht 710
T~levision/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
CRs :735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONERS (3) (2)
Kenmore w/warranties, 50
btu's, (1) Arctic King 1300
watts. $400 (863)261-1064
WINDOW A/C With remote,
12,000 btu's, like new. $150
firm (863)763-1079


BLACK STOVE/MICROWAVE
COMBO very good condi-
tion $350 (863)517-0244
DISHWASHER Whirlpool, like
new. $95 (941)545-8746
Lakeport, FL
ELECTRIC STOVE Apartment
size, like new. $125 firm
(863)763-1079
GAS DRYER Frigidaire, w/all
options, $200 or best offer.
863)467-6886 or
61,723-0257
GAS STOVE Magic Chef, 30",
$200 or best offer.
S863) 4 6 7 6 8 8 6. or
61-723-0257
REFRIGERATOR GE, Black,
Side By Side. Good shape.
$300 (863)634-0779


REFRIGERATOR Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $250 (863)467-5616
STOVE GE, Rangetop, excel-
lent condition $50
(863)763-6023
STOVE Kenmore, Electric,
White, Clean. $50
(863)467-2366
STOVE Whirlpool, Electric,
Almond, Clean. $50
(217)853-5606 Clewiston
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$335 (863)675-0548 .
WASHER Whirlpool, extra
large capacity, excellent con-
dition $75 (863)763-6023
WASHER Whirlpool, white, in
very good condition $125
firm (863)517-0244
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



MICROWAVE GE Spectrum,
over stove, $100
(863)467-6769
SHARP MICROWAVE It
bakes, broils, roasts, grills &
microwaves, large size, like
new, $150 (863)697-2033



-STORAGE SHEDS-
Why Rent When
You Can Own?
We Finance Everyone!
All Size Sheds Available
800-330-8106



BICYCLES Men & Women's
matching Schwinn, like new.
$150 for both or will separ-
ate. Neg. (863)763-0221
TORKER BOARDWALK 26"
ladies Cruiser bicycle; 6 spd,
good cond. $75
(863)447-0856



BUILDINGS FOR SALE "Rock
Bottom Pricesl" 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
MOBILE HOME STEPS Fiber-
glass w/ handrails. New. 5
step & 4 step. $750 for both,
will sep. (863)763-4527
PRESSURE TREATED PLY-
WOOD (5 sheets 3/4") 4x8,
& (5) 8' 4x4 posts, $200 for
all (863)261-4633 you haul
WHITE PORCELAIN LAVATO-
RY- with one lever chrome
faucet, beige countertop, like
new $20 (863)467-8681



Double Stroller MacLaren,
side by side, seat reclines,
gray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell
$225. (863)610-1750
LIFEJACKET VESTS (2) -
small, up to 90 lbs., 20.
(863)467-1373



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


LAP TOP COMPUTER Aver-
tex. $400 or best offer.
(863)673-6620
LEXMARK X63 PRINTER All
in one printer, fax, copier,
scanner. $25 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
PRINTER & SCANNER HP
Deskjet 9400C, HP Scanjet
3570C, all manuals $35
(863)675-6973


CERAMIC KILN Paragon,
240v, 50 amp, shelves, etc.,
24" x 36". $300. or trades?
(863)467-7415



BED SPREAD King size. $25
(863)467-1032
TWIN BED COVERS (2 SETS)-
white, good condition, w/1
set of sheets, $10
(863)467-4253


ARMOIR Black mirrored,
$200 or best offer. Call
863-675-3676
BED full sz., comp. w/brass
headboard, 2 sets of sheets,
mattress cover & 2 spreads,
$400. (863)227-6210
BED king size, $300.
(863)675-2959
BEDROOM SET Girls, Twin
sleigh bed (Head/footboard),
dresser, mirror nightstand
$350 863-824-2617
BEDROOM SET Real wood, 7
drawer dresser w/full mirror
& 6 small shelves, king size
frame. $100 (863)261-5271
BEDS Bunk bed frame,
wooden & twin bed, $75/will
sep. Call 863-673-4354
BOOK SHELVES Solid oak,
free standing. $25
(863)610-2126
CAPTAINS BED with desk &
6 drawers, $50.
(863)763-7609
CHINA CABINET Drexel,
large, walnut color, solid
wood, $250 will deal.
(561)793-9463 evenings
COFFEE & END TABLE Glass
top. $25 for both
(863)467-2153
COMPUTER DESK & CHAIR -
Good condition. $30 or best
offe r fo r both .
(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/multi
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)674-1 222 or
239)823-6798
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Squality, $ 1 5 0 .
(863)675-2959
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER- light
blue, $25 (740)202-3517
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $500
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT floral design, $75
(863)467-5477
LR SUITE 3 pc, w/2tables,
lamps, excellent condition
$350 (863)763-2017
PARSONS CHAIRS (2) $20
(863)467-8681
POOL TABLE-- -Regulation
size, $400. 863-673-4354
ROLL AWAY BED $70
(863)357-2829


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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 Red leather. Beautiful.
Asking $275 (863)675-3888
after 7pm
SOFA BED Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 Clewiston
area only please.



GOLF CART Club Car w/roof.
Came from Up North, Excel-
lent condition. $1700
(863)467-2824
GOLF CART New Honda mo-
tor. Just needs some TLC.
Askigg $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


AR 15 COLT Marlin 44 Mag-
num, Browning lever action
22. $2600 will separate.
(863)532-9881
HIPOINT 9mm semi auto
pistol, 7 shot magazine,
new, $300. (863)467-2315
Iv. msg.
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
S&W 640 STAINLESS 357
mag 5 Shot, Snubbie, $425
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
TAURUS 745 45 cal., semi
auto pistol, (2) 7 shot maga-
zines, new, $450.
(863)467-2315 Iv. msg.
WINCHESTER Pre 1964
30/30 carbine, condition
90%+. $495 or best offer.
(937)215-0307
Winchester Pump, 243 Ruger
with scope, 30/30 Winches-
ter & Browning 22, $1500.
863-532-9881



AB LOUNGE Sport (AKA Ab
Lou.nger 2) $50
(239)986-0296
EXERCISE BIKE- Asking $10
(863)946-3622
FULL HOME GYM Includes a
large aniount 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
STATIONARY BIKE good
condition $ 2 5 .
(863)467-1373
WEIGHT BENCH Plus 300
lbs 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
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


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


ELEC SCOOTER in good con-
dition, $150(863)467-5477
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR Excellent
condition. Paid $300, Asking
$100 (863)467-9892


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CHURCH PEW In GREAT,
condition, just refinished.'
$30 (954)793-3203 Okee-
chobee area
HOT WATER TANK for mo-'
bile home, 110v, 30.gallon,'
new in unopened box, $225.
(863)484-0395
LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva-
nized, 1-20"x50' &
1-18"x5O'. New. $60. will,
separate.. (863)763-5762
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FLOB.
QUILT TOPS (5) Ready to
quilt. $500 for all, will sep.
Call for more information.
(863)763-5163
RADIO LOCATION SYSTEM -
Tracker Maxima, great range,-
2 collars, batt pouch, it wght.
$600 (239)349-6119
Resurfacing/American Ruba-
roc (TM) your #1 Choice for
Safety Surfaces introduces
our State of the Art Mist Se-
ries! SPECIAL! Demo sites
WANTED. Call SAVE $$
(866)920-3322 www.ameri-
canrubaroc.com.



BANJO Harmony, 5 string,
$100. (863)467-6148
BASS GUITAR Fender, 4
string & Crate 100 watt amp,
$325 will sell separately.
(863)946-1802
DRUM SET- Pearl 13 piece.
$700. (863)261-1235
ELECTRIC ORGAN Good
condition, needs tuning,
$350 or best offer. Call
(863) 634-9017
GUITAR Harmony, Arch Top,
$100. (863)467-6148
ORGAN All instruments in-
cluded, excellent condition,
$1200 or best of-
fer(863)467-4253
ORGAN Imperial, $50.
(863)610-1092
ORGAN Wurlitzer Profession-
al, $200. (863)610-1092
PIANO Harrison Spinet, ex-
cellent condition. Quality
tone. $1000 or best offer.
You pick up. (863)763-4053
REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK -
Akal, 35 tapes & accesso-
ries. $150 (863)357-0344



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


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Fuli me 12111


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


DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

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(863) 902-9494


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liagnole's mnest, new Boa /s, w/a,. i e mm ancno raimas, unique i.5 acre
extras. Granite c. tops, master suite and Irg. Hacienda with Stables, Party Pavillion,
det. garage. Don't miss out! Just Reduced[ 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!
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
-3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
* BringAll Offeri!! 32 CBS oi Notlhside $220K
*2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will pay $5K towards closing costs.
-Spacious 3/2, Newly renm. kitchen and
fenced backyard Only $170K.
*Just Listed, Wll kept 3/2 wflorida room &
workshop on E. Esperanza Just $164,9000!
*3/2 MH in Tower Lakes only $129,000
*3/2 Home large Family Room, Northside
$225,000
*3s2 CBS Home on comer 'ot. $150,000
*2 3/2 CBS Homes on Harlem Academy-
New Construction. Only $160,500 Ownver
motivated!
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55+ Community,
upgrades & extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 32,Q MH wilrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K


*2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"0" Access. Reduced to $109K
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $92.5K
* 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 B A, Custom Log Home
on +,,1- 5 acres. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
Commercial lot 100xl 15, Great loca-
tion Bond St. Only $49,900
*3,/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
*Buildable lot on Der Monte Ave.
$129.900, Owner Financing Available
* .33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
2 lots. Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
.3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
* 1.25 acreLots available. Starting at $25,000
*32MHmIanl ideSt 1.88 acr.Only$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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COCKATOOS 1 mated pair of
umbrella cockatoos w/lrg
cage. $1500 (863)763-6778
MOLUCCAN COCKATOO 1
very friendly male, w/lrg cor-
ner cage. $1000
(863)763-6778


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. $75
(863)763-3631



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



AMPLIFIER Rockford Fos-
gate Punch P250.2, Brand
new in box $150,
(239)986-0296
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


BIG SCREEN TV' 54", Good
condition. Needs plexiglass.
$150 or best offer.
(863)634-9017
FLATSCREEN TV 50", works
great. $350 or best offer.
Call (863)228-6324 leave
message
HEAD REST TV Universal, w/
DVD, Wireless Headphones.
$650 neg. (863)673-6620
RCA COLOR TV 27", cabinet
model. $100 (863)763-9096
after 5pm or leave message.
TELEVISION 13" Samsung.
$20 (863)763-7497 after 6
pm
TELEVISION 25" Zenith con-
sole. $65 (863)763-7497 af-
ter 6 pm
TELEVISION 27", color, Ze-
nith, on stand w/rollers, $50
(740)202-3517
WALL MOUNT for upto 30"
flat panel HD TV. $75
(863)467-6548
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ALUMINUM EXT LADDER 24
foot. $70 (863)467-8250
CHIPPER SHREDDER Crafts-
man, 8.5 hp, all accessories.
$150 (941)545-8746 Lake-
port, FL
HOBART MIG WELDER han-
dler 175, less than 10 hrs.,
w/cart & gauges, $450.
(863)697-1703
SNAP-ON TOOL BOX $2200
or best offer (863)697-3802
TABLE SAW Works, exc.
, cond. $150. Call
561-644-5418

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlfelds.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745e
Farm Equipment 805.
Farm F ad/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
NFarm Produce 820
Farm Servipces
Offered I : 825,

Ser v ie s W an ted, th
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840b
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 8500
Livesto k 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865,



GELDING 15 year old, used
for barrels, tall & fast. $800
or best offer. (863)673-5058
or (863)673-0012
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. $ 2 5 0
(863)673-3122
CHIPPER/SHREDDER Crafts-
man, 8 hp, runs good. $75
(863)467-0734
JOHN DEERE GATOR '02 -
4x2, 405 hours, manual
dump, soft top, like new
tires. $4000 (863)697-9704
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,n16 hp. Front
deck. $600.863-675-1224
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250 or
best offer. (561)790-3681
ZTR MOWER Snapper, 15 hp
Kohler, 42" cut, runs &
mows great. $800 or trades?
(863)467-7415


Okeechobee Livestock
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


HOME BASED, Magazine for
Hendry Co. No exp. necessary.
P/T Hrs. Clients estab. for you.
Net $75K+. Retiring.
$24,900 (941)228-8110



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


CLEWISTON 3br, lba, 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 br, 2 ba,
fenced yard, driveway.
$1095/mo + sec dep.
(262)989-2571
CLEWISTON 2/1, 1004
Johnson Rd., $700/mo +
$700 sec. No Pets
(863)805-2872 Trisha
CLEWISTON 3br, iba, 417 E
Trinidad, large porch,
$850/mo + $850 sec, No
pets (863)805-2872 Trisha


Foreclosurel 3BR/2BA
$32,1001 Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $421/Mol For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
HUD Home! $397/Mol
4BR/3BA (5% down 20
years @ 8% apr) More
Homes Available from
$199/Mo! For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
HUD HOMES! 4BR/3BA
$397/mo! 3/BR Foreclosure!
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
MONTURA RANCHES 4br,
2ba, 1/4 acre, Doublewide,
$1300 mo. Or best offer. Call
Jose 786-423-9787 or
863-228-6370
MOORE HAVEN- 3 bedroom,
$700/month Call
(772)589-0794 or
772)633-9719
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS- Ef-
ficlency apt, furnished w/util.
$160/wk. 3br, 2ba CBS,
$900. 3/2 MH on acre
fenced yard $800. Large 2/2
+ den, 1/3 ac, tile floors,
$850. 2br, 2ba $600. lbr
1 ba apt, $500.
(863)509-0096
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-658-1552 Eu-
gene
RIVER FRONT Spacious 2
BR, 2/s2 BA, 2 Car gar. W&D,
Satellite dish. Great view
863-517-1935 East LaBelle
How do you find a Job hi
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds



OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE -
For doctor, lawyer, accoun-
tant, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle-
wiston. (239)994-7368
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classifleds.


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $135
wk. Call (863)824-6112 or
(772)-349-8637
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vou looked for It?



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


Real Estate


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



FOR SALE OR RENT
BIG 2.5 Acre Lot
Good for Nursery
585 CR 833
Montura Ranches
S Frontage on State Rd. -
833
Waterfront Lake In back
Fruit Trees
Warehouse
S Bathroom
Septic Tank
Drain Field
By Owner Call
(786)303-0173


BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
" bedroom available! Repos,
REOs, HUD, FHA, etc. These
homes must sell. For listings
call (800)425-1620 Ext
4237
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
Welser (561)329-1408
Foreclosure 3BR/2BA
$25,0001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $397/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
LAKE PORT 2 BR, 1 BA
Screened porch, deck, barn,
work shop, boat shed. Call,
for info. (863)634-3399
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, CBS, Ft
Denaud area, 5 acres,
$350,000 (239)425-8121


Greenville, SC Own a Beauti-
ful, New 3BD/2BA Home for
only 5% down & Owner Will
Finance. Monthly pmts. From
$ 6 9 5 0 0 Call
(888)579-0275.
KENTUCKY FARM LAND 75
Acres+/- Approx. 35 acres
of open land, big creek,
paved road, city water. Lo-
cate'd in Owsley County.
$150,000 Owner will con-.
sider financing .
(828)361-1051 Own-
er/Agent.
LAKEFRONT SALE 3.2 acres
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter savings
on gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexicol Must'see! Excel-
lent financing.
NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES
FROM $59,900 MINUTES TO
ASHEVILLE, NC Enjoy
sweeping mountain vistas, a
mile of Riverfront, walking/
fitness trails, and more.
Amenities include gated en-
trance, lodge & riverside
BBQ. Excellent financing
available Call for more info or
to schedule tour.
(877)890-5253 x 3484
www.seeriverhigh-
landsnc.com. Offer void
where prohibited by law.
NC Mountains 2 acres with
great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $69,500. Call
now (866)789-8535.
Tennessee Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In tih nlastinflmdR.



SEBRING Waterfront RV Lot
in Lake Bonnet Village. Very
nice area. Large lot that will
accommodate up to a 40 Ft.
RV. $32,900 or will trade for
RV. (239)590-0066


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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.



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


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LAKE PORT,
Doublewide, 4br, 2ba,
Central air. $200. deposit.
$300. weekly 863-673-5704
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
863-983-3016
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE
Gated community w/ pool,
club house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move in! Call 863-673-4325

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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


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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. $110K
(843)766-9434
DOUBLEWIDE, '05 4BR/2BA,
-90x100 lot, lake on back
ard, 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
Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
NEW & USED
Delivered & Set
800-330-8106
Manufactured Homes (Own)
SALE SALE! SALE!
All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
863-983-3016


ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
iMAS (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 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.
$295,000 2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 PB County $200 0 000 Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
2BR, 2BA Really Cute $125K 3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole made lake $310,000 $32,500 each
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers 3BR, 2BA large screened porch Pioneer 11 lots together
$249,000
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished North- 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very $45,000 each
side $310,000 large back yard $259,900 Mobile HoArNI)L! 9,500
3/4BR2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 MOBILE HOMES 11 Montura lots $16,000 each
2 or 3BR,b~ rear yard 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900
S239,00(1 000P.M. COMMERCIAL
$239, 2A Brick, fenced back 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900
3BR, 2A Brick, fenced back 1.25 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
yard $215,000 acres furnished $98,000 $200,000
4BR, 2BAwith pool $174,900 SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in Turn-key movie theater on US27
3BR, 2BA New Home $279,900 Woodland S/D $275,000 $495,000 or building only
3BR, 3BA New Home $299.900 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900 $395,000
3B 4 C SI # 5 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres
acres in a'eca- 7"i0 Montura $150,000 FOR RENT
3BR, 2BA on 25 acres Pioneer-oj. 2.5 3BR, 2BA SWMH landscaped
acres also available $175,000 yard Montura $97,500 2/2.5 T/homes ind. util. $1500 p.m.


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MOBILE HOME & LOT
WITH OWNER FINANCE
Ortona-14x70 Single Wide
with Ig. screened rm. on 1/4
acre lot. City water & Sewer.
1 blk. to boat ramp. 15 min.
to LaBelle. $56,000 with low
down pymt. (321)733-7120
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
MUST SELL! Great investment
/ starter home on canal. Near
Ortona Locks, 2BR/1.5BA
Clean Mobile Home, Low
taxes. $75,000 or best of-
fer. (260)224-0700
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
$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
information. 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
TRAILER, 35', w/lg. Florida
room, in adult park, priced to
sell, $5,000. (863)467-6965
WHISPER CREEK, #218, '86
Franklin 33ft. New: Bed, Roof,
Furnace/Carpet. Garden/Shed.
$10,000. (863)612-5307.


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AIR BOAT 13 ft, Stephull
w/300 lycoming upstack fuel
injected, 3 blade carbon fiber
prop. (561)719-1534
ALUMINUM BOAT.- 10', 21/V
HP Suzuki outboard, with tri.,
$250. Call (863)261-1235
BASS BOAT 15 ft, 70 hp
Mercury, power tilt & trim,
trolling motor, galv trailer.
$900 (423)502-2214
BASS BOAT '94,14 Ft, Alu-
-- minum, Console steer., Mag-
ic til trlr, foot control trolling.
$1100 (863)763-6108
BASS BOAT '96, Stratos,
w/70hp Johnson outboard.
Very good cond. Like new.
$5250 Neg. (863)467-2153
BOAT With motor & trailer,
needs little work. $1500 or
best offer. (262)989-2571
BOAT 15' w/40hp Mere 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
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
Montura
JON BOAT 14', w/trailer, incl.
seats, trolling mtr., $1,000
or best offer. (863)227-6210
JON BOAT 16', 15hp electric
start motor. Fair condition.
$600 or best offer.
(239)229-1367
JON BOAT Aluminum, 10'
Tracker Topper, clamp on
folding swivel seat, like new.
$450 (863)467-0085
LOWE DEEP V -'93, 16FT, 50
hp Evinrude, take guns in
trade, $3200 (606)219-3890
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
STRATOS 273 '99 150
Yamaha Pro V, Hydraulic
steering, Hydraulic Jack
Plate, runs great, $6500 neg
(863)801-3459
WANTED
OUTBOARD MOTOR(S)
RUNNING OR NOT
1980 & UP
PLEASE CALL
(863)983-7056



CAMPER with add on room
in RV Park, $3100
(863)634-8345
CHEVY MOTORHOME '86 23
ft; needs very little work,
clean. $3000 or. trade for
small car. (863)532-1751
COACHMAN RV '75, 1 ton,
350 Chevy motor w/90K mi.
Needs some work. $1200.
(863)357-1109
PORTA-POTTY Flushes, Like
new condition. $25.
(863)763-5762


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FOUR WINDS TRAILER '04 -
37'x8', 3 slides, FL room, util
bidg w/w/d, freezer, fully fur-
nished. $18k, Clewiston KOA
Park. (276)669-9485
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
GULFSTREAM CONQUEST '03
29.5 ft, excellent condition.
$9500 (954)298-0730 any-
time.

HOLIDAY RV
35th Anniversary Sale!
10 New Brockenridge Park
Models for immediate
delivery.
4 Pre-Owned 12x35' Park
Models starting at $9995
10 Pre-Owned travel
trailers from $1295
Location 19710 S. RI,
41 Fort Myers, between
Alico & Corkscrew Rd.

(239)590-0066

MONITOR 1984 26 Ft., Trav-
el Trailer w/ awning and
newer refrig. $1200
(863)946-0490
TRAVEL TRAILER '06 39 ft, 2
br, Irg full bath, c/a, awning,
self contained or park model,
2 slide outs, sleeps 6, used
once. Will deliver. $20,000
or best offer. (610)805-3616




BOAT MOTOR Johnson
150hp, Ran 3 years ago. For
parts. $200 (863)763-1370
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
OUTBOARD MOTOR Tohat-
su, 25/2hp, like new, asking
$225 or best offer.
(863)467-4328
Your next job could be in
today's classlfids. DMd
you look fop It?



BMW F650 '99 Black, 22k
miles,new windscreen and
tires, excellent condition.
$3500 (863)467-0085
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
HONDA SUPER HAWK 996 '98
Mint condition, bad engine.
$350 (239)564-8978
LEATHER JACKET With con-
cho's & fringe, size 44. $50
(863)357-0344
MINI CHOPPER Pace, 48cc
gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt,
New paint, battery w/charg-
er. $400 (863)763-3551
MOTO-GUZZI, '00 12k mi.,
V-11 Basa, blue & silver,
w/helmets, -$4800.
.772-260-9701
YAMAHA 125 DIRTBIKE '02 -
very low hours, barn kept,
good condition, $1000
(239)425-5605
YAMAHA 80 DIRTBIKE '01-
has low hours, barn kept,
nice' condition, $600
(239)425-5605
YAMAHA BLASTER '01 mint
cond., rebuilt motor, tons-.of
speed, many new extras,
$2500 (772)528-5747


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DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha
TTR125L, very nice condi-
tion. $1100 or best offer
(863)697-6464
GO CART 2 seater, Needs
work. $150 (863)763-3631
GOLF CART 36 volt charger,
new batteries, 4 seater, truck
bed w/lift gate, lights. $850
(863)697-2033
HONDA 200 S '85 3 wheel-
er, decent shape, $150
(863)634-7157
HONDA 4 WHEELER New
tires & rims. Needs a little
TLC $350 (863)234-0819
KODIAC YAMAHA 4 WHEELER
'05, great shape, $4000 or
best offer (772)260-6580
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 400
'01 4x4, many accessories,
$1700 (863)634-7157
TERMINATOR ATV '06 110
cc's, excellent condition,
electric start, 2 wd. $650 or
best offer. (863)946-1764
YAMAHA 225 2001 Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $1800
(239)867-1093


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$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $500! Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's, more!
For listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
AKEA SEDONA '05, 17K mi.
w/remainder of factory war-
ranty. $10 0 00 .
(863)675-8134
BELLANCA, '47
14-13a2, 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
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99,
Green, 1 OwnerWell maint.
Fully loaded, Approx. 90K
mi. Good condition $6500
(863)612-0220 or
(239)290-7219
CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE
'90- V8 North Star, 24 mpg
city. Engine like new. $1500
neg. (863)357-7529
CHEVY CAPRIC CLASSIC
1991 New air, 132K.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)467-4187
DODGE NEON, '99 2 dr., red,
looks, runs & drives like
new, DOHC motor, $2200.
(772)219-9455
DODGE SHADOW '89 2 dr,
runs good, needs-body work.
$500 neg. (863)357-1236 or
(931)337-1053
FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, runs & drives like new,
auto, all options, $3,000.
(772)219-9455
HONDA ACCORD 1998 Au-
to., 4 cyl., all power. Great
condition. Great on gas!
$3500 neg. (239)289-7637
HONDA ACCORD, '94 126k
mi., a/c, full power, $3750
or best offer. (561)389-3441
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)324-8371
OLDS DELTA 88 '92 new
brakes, tune-up, good AC &
body, needs tranny $300
(863)675-1855
Police Impounds for Salel 93
Honda Civic $600! 94 Toyo-
ta Corolla $800! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
TOYOTA CAMRY '97 Excel-
lent cond, white w/gold trim.
$3500 or best offer.
(863)675-1410
TOYOTA COROLLA '91 auto,
AC, asking $1500 or best of-
fer very good working cond
(863)697-9005




FORD F700 '93 Cummin die-
sel, no bed, runs great.
$4500 (954)298-0730 any-
time



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
CAR CARRIER POD asking
$25 (863)946-3622
DODGE WHEELS- 15" H xl10"
W, 5 lug, $350 or best offer.
239)465-9402 We speak
nglish and Spanish
ENGINE Chevy 454 Big Block
with transmission. $1200. or
best offer. (863)673-1981
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
condition. $175.
(863)357-5754
MOTOR from Nissan Pickup,
4 cyl., & 5 spd. Transmis-
sion, $750 will sell sep.
(863)634-8024
RUNNING BOARDS off King
Ranch F250 Crew Cab, fits
'99-current, beige, $350 neg.
(863)697-0328
TIRES (4) & 5 lug steel
wheel, 33-12.50-15, good
for woods or mudding. $125
(863)697-6446
TIRES (4) TSL Super Swamp
31x12.5x15. Good condition.
$400 863-357-0023
TOOLBOX metal, for Nissan
Pickup, $ 1 5 0 .
(863)634-8024
TOPPER 8', for full size pick-
up, brand new paint job,
black, exc. cond., $300.
(863)697-1703



CHEVY 1970, 3/4 ton, 350
motor & trans. Mag wheels.
Looks & runs good. $3500
or best offer. (863)634-3344


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020.
Construcion
Equlpment 4025
Foreign Cars 40$0
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Van$., 4~


CARAVAN '93, 6 cyl, Seats
7, a/c Good tires, Runs &
look good. Great mileage.
$2300 neg. 561-758-3781
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
(863)467-4650


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CHEVY '91 short wheel base,
302, needs minor work,
body in real good cond.
$500 (863)763-8201
CHEVY S10 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 mls. 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, '01 quad
cab, V8 short bed, looks &
runs like brand new, $4900.
(863)532-9495
DODGE RAM 1500 '95 Cold
AC, runs good, $2500
(863)673-5821
DODGE RAM 1500, '98 4X2,
5.9, less than 1k mi. on re-
built eng. & trans., $3500
neg. (863)673-4677
DODGE RAM '87 4x4, runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2563
FORD F150 '86, Auto., Excel-
lent runner. A lot of new
parts $ 1 0 0 0 .
(863)357-0015
FORD F150 1977 4X4,
Needs work. Great for
w o o d s. $ 8 0 0
(239)462-1564
FORD F-250 1985 Runs
great! $600 (239)462-1564
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
TOYOTA PICKUP, '89 104k
mi., auto, air, toolbox, tow
pkg., $2250 or best offer.
(561)389-3441
TRUCK TOOLBOX Black
UWS Standard. 69" wide.
$200. call 561-261-6421



FORD BRONCO 1985 6 cyl.,
4 spd., 79K org. mis. Needs
paint. Good condition. $2500
(863)983-2099
GMC YUKON '96 4x4, cold
AC, leather, $3000
(863)801-3459
JEEP CHEROKEE '92, 4.0,
4WD, Northern car. High mi.
Runs, Some rust $800
(561)261-2625
JEEP CHEROKEE '95 4 dr, 6
cyl. new 5 1/2" Rusty's lift &
tractor tires. $3500
(863)697-9624



BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
w/shelving, Top ladder rack.
Excellent condition. $1800.
(863)357-5754
CAR DOLLY with spare, $450.
Call 863-675-7350
FLAT BED TRAILER New, 20
Ft., Dual axle w/ brakes.
$1800 870-820-1563
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
TRAILER HITCH w/Ball Built
for a Mercury Cougar. Can
be modified. $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4053
UTILITY TRAILER 4x8 $65
or best offer. (863)675-8937



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 262007CAOOB894XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE6,
Plaintiff,
.vs,
ALONZO J. DAVIS, at al.,
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 THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it on 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 publication, and file 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 CGS 1/10,17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Fie No. 2007-178-CP
.IN RE: ESTATE OF
MELISSA M. JOHNSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration bf the estate of ME-
LISSA M. JOHNSON, deceased, whose
date of death was March 7, 2007, is
ending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
ounty, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 2007-178-CP, the address of
which is P. 0. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the ersonal
representative's attomey are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
. All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate, In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: January 17, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ROBERTA. PIERCE
Florida Bar No. 0175399
Ausley & McMullen
Post Office Box 391
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
(850)224-9115,
Personal Representative:
DAVID L JOHNSON
7450 County Road 78
LaBelle, FL 33905
256261 CGS 1/17,24/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO, 05-CA-280
UCN: 222005CA00028XXXXXX
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 Fina IJudgment of
foreclosure dated 12/18/07, and en-
tered in Case No. 05-CA-280 UCN:
222005CA000280XXXXXX 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 Benefit of the Certificate
Holders, Park Place Securities, Inc.
Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certifi-
cates Series 2005-WCW2Is Plaintiff
and Joseph Enclnosa; Argent Mort-
gage Company, LLC; Unknown Tenant
0.1; Unknown Tenant No. 2; and All
Unknown Parties Claiming Interests


Title or Interest In the Property Herein
Described are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder tor cash at
the Front Steps of the Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J. Moore
Haven, Florida 33471 at Glades
County, Florida, 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,
ACCORDING TO 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 provi-
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; if
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


BARBARA S.BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
256769 CN 1/17,24/08
NOTICE OF ELECTION
The Cty of South Bay, Florda will hold
an election on Tuesday march 11,
2008 for the purpose of electing two
candidates for the office of City Com-
mission. The election will be held in
the Commission Chambers at 335
S.W. 2ND Avenue South Bay, Florida.
Candidate qualifying begins Tuesday
January 29, 2008 at 12:00 noon.
Registration books will close Monday
February 11, 2008. Qualifying ends
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 12:00
noon, Run-off election If needed will
be held Tuesday March 25, 2008,
Polls will open at 7:00 A.M. and close
at 7:00 RM, for both elections.
256190 CGS 1/17,24/08

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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 e atl.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS, ORLANDO J. NEGRIN
a/k/a Orlando Juan Negrin-Pais) and
RLANDO 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 fthe East one-hal 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 .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. Sugarland
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 THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff
vs.
CASE NO. 07 001136 CA
LUIS F. MARTINEZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUIS E MARTINEZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND, TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LUIS F. MARTINEZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUIS F MARTINEZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESEPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNESS,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence areas unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any. in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
ftion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against.the following,de-
scribed property, to wit:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY,'FLORIDA. SUB-
JECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OF THE EAST 30 FEET
THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO.
3985, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES.
A/K/A
720 S. ROMERO ST.
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attomey, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 10th day
of January, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impared, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TOD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
256671 CN 1/17,24/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-615-CA
LINDA SOMMER YEAGER &
JOSEPH YEAGER
Plaintiff
MARTHA E.ROJAS, etal a.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, entered in Case
No. 2007-615-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuio In and
tor Hendry County, Florida wherein
Martha E. Rujas, Pllar Home Develop-
era, Inc., a Florida Corporation, Fedar
Cabinets Inc., a Florida Corporation,
Rlchardo Ortiz d/b/a Crooke Excavat-
ing & Septic, Beatriz D ebell Perez are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the Hallway
In the front of the Clerk of the Circuat
Court Administration Building, 25 Hick-
pochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on February 20, 2008,
the following described property as set
forth In said Final Judgment, to-wit:
The East 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW
1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec-
tion 13, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, Hendry County, Florida, also
known us Lot 5551 In MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded sub-
division.
Dated at LaBelle, Florida this January 11,
2008,


JOE FLINT
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
254944 CGS 1/10,17,24,31/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and Intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 02/01/2008, 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
bds.
1998 Ford
1FMZU34E1WUA07894
1992 Plymouth
1P3XA46K4NF291750
1998 Mercury
4M2ZV11 7WDJ28866
256771 CN 1/17/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff
vs.
CASE NO. 07-126-CA
LUIS F. MARTINEZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUIS EF MARTINEZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND, TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s). ,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LUIS F MARTINEZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUIS F MARTINEZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESEPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNESS,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence areas unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN
ACCESS ROAD OF THE WEST 30
FEET THEREOF, ALSO KNOWN AS
LOT NO. 3263 IN MONTURA RANCH
ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDI-
VISION.
A/K/A
755 N. ESTRIBO STREET
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 7th day
of January, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
call (800) 955-9771 (TOO) or
(800) 955-770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
256488 CN 1/17,24/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff,
VS. CASE NO. 07 908 CA
MARK BLAIR AK/A MARK A BLAIR; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK BLAIR
A/K/A MARK A, BLAIR; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANT), IF REMARRIED,
ND IF DECEASE, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HENRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWNTENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 43, BLOCK 2224, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO THE FLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 116, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
7012 Loma Court
Port La Belle, FL 33935
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit
Court in the Hendry County Court-
house (being the second floor hallway
of the Hendry County Courts Building),
LaBelle, FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on
February 13,2008.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, any, other than
the property owner as ot the date of
the is pendens, must file a claim with-
in 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 11th day of January, 2008.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 10990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
cedngs. I hearng Impaired, please
call (800) 935-9771 (IDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
256803 CN 1/17,24/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 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 Riled against you as guardian and
next friend and you are required to
serve a copy af your written defenses,
if any, to It on the petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address is ANTHO-
NY A. ACORSI, Esquire, 329 South
Commerce avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, and file the original Iwith 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. I
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 28th day of December, 2007.


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 Sinolne 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
255582 CN 1/10,17/08
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 portions 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-
la Groves recorded in plat book 20,
page 30, located approximately two
miles south of the Port Mayaca Bridge
over the SL Lucle Canal (C44) on the
east side of State Road 98/441.
255625 CGS 1/10,17/08
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of
the Central County Water Control Dis-
trict will be held on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 23, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Montura
Clubhouse, Montura Ranch Estates,
State Road 833, Clewiston, Florida.
The purpose oft (his meeting is to
Stransact 'an 'nwhtF^l6Is,,Wfitch
may come.tite the BoardTf'D'ei'-
son decldes l appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public
meetng orhearingherein referred he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
256535 CN 1/17/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
U Lock It Storage
P.O. Box 511
Sebring, FL 33871
Contents of the following units located
at 500 South San Gabridel, Clewis-
ton, FL will be sold on Saturday,
February 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Unit #16 Anna Benitez
RO. Box 1874
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #48 Doug and Kim Clemons
514 Redish Circle
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #63 Annie Mitchell &
Freda Lovett
417 E. El Paso
Clewiston, FL 33440
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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, General Election will be
held on March 11, 2008, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the
purpose of electing two commissioners, each for a term of three (3) years. There
will be one commissioner elected representing Seat "A", and one commissioner
elected representing Seat "B". Candidates must be a qualified elector of the City
of Belle Glade.
The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will be January 29, 2008,
beginning at noon, and the final day for filing will be February 12, 2008, at noon.
Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida, during regular office hours until
said date and time. Each candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large.
Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028, 6029 and 6030 are
qualified to vote in this election. To qualify as a registered voter for this General
Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections
by February 11,2008.
In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the particular
office.that such candidate seeks in this particular election, a Run-Off Election shall
be held on March 25, 2008, between the two candidates who receive the largest
number of votes for that particular seat.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
255273 CGS 1/17,24/08


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000151
L-6 EAST LEVEE ROAD REPAIRS, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, orida
33406, for L-6 East Levee Road Repairs, Palm Beach County, FL on Monday,
February 11, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Project consists of providing all labor, materials and
equipment necessary to repair 7.2 miles of the L-6 East Levee Road, including
but not imited to: sift fence, floating turbidity barrier, vegetative removal, base-
rock and sodding.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at
1:00 p.m. at SFWMD Pump Station S-5A Conf Rm, Southern Blvd/SR 80, West
Palm Beach, FL. For directions call WPB Feld Station at 561-791-4100. Site visit
will Immediately follow. All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request
for Bidders (RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete
RFB by obtaining a CD for $5.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public is nvited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
ictation can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
256183 CGS 1/17/08

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Big Read presents

Bethune founder history


HENDRY COUNTY -- The Hen-
dry County Big Read will pres-
ent a program at the Clewiston
Museum by Ersula Knox Odom
on "Faith, Scholarship, Service:
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune," on
Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. This
Florida Humanities Council pro-
gram will illuminate some of the
same issues faced by Zora Neale
Hurston in the 1920's. Travel back
to 1954 to meet the founder of
Bethune-Cookman College--a
visionary educator, civil rights


activist and presidential advisor.
In 1904 Dr. Bethune opened a
school for black girls in Daytona
Beach which became a coedu-
cational college in 1923 called
Bethune-Cookman College. She
served as its president until 1942.
Hear stories by this Chautauqua
performer and author about her
life and accomplishments, and
her thoughts about the Supreme
Court's landmark Brown v. Board
of Education decision. Call (863)
983-2870 to reserve a seat.


School Happenings
r I r ..I


Westside Elementary
We will be having a chili and
movie night on Thursday, Jan. 17,
from 6 to 8 p.m. sponsored by the
Parental Involvement Committee
Food! Fun! Prizes!
We are pre-selling our year-
books. They are only $20 if or-
dered early.
After pre-sale, they will be
$25.
The events scheduled for the
month of January are:
Jan. 18 -No School Teacher
Workday
Jan. 21 No School Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 24 Report Cards go
home
Jan. -Parent/Teacher Confer-
ence 5:30-7:00 pm
Jan. 30 Personal Yearbook
Ads Due
Jan. 31 -Kindergarten cel-
ebrates the 100th Day of School
- Time Flies!


Central
Elementary
School
Hi, everyone! The students
at CES are excited about begin-
ning the second semester this
week. The students are giving
an excellent effort and working
hard in their classrooms.
Our upcoming schedule is as
follows:
Jan 18 No school for stu-
dents Professional Day (Teach-
ers report)
Jan 21 Martin Luther King
Jr. Holiday No School
Jan 24 Report cards go
home with students
Jan 28 Parent / Teacher
Conferences 3-4 p.m.
Jan 31 Water Safety Day at
CES US Army Corps Presenta-
tion during students' Enrich-
ment classes


Education News in Brief


CCS announces



honor students


Clewiston Christian School
(CCS) would like to announce
the names of the following stu-
dents who earned a spot on the
CCS Honor Roll including:
Kindergarten Fifth grade
"E" Honor Roll Morgan
Sherman, Hannah Stowe, Brady
Mills, Bailey Mathis, Tye Fountain,
Kaleb Hyslope, Jayna Corley;
"S & E" Honor Roll Alyxan-
der Pilgrim, Chloe White, Jordan
Howard;
First grade Honor Roll
- Savannah Wood, Morgan Tripp,
Emily Miller;
"AB Honor Roll Klayton
Knowles, Macy McDonald, Zinal
Patel, Melissa Manning;
Second grade Honor roll
- Kegan Knowles, Isabella Perez,
Ciara Iglesias;
AB Honor Roll Alicia Cor-
ley, Jonathan Hatton;
Third grade Honor Roll -
Alanna Mickler, Konnor Hyslope,
Bryce Corley, Amanda Sullivan,
Jacob Martin;
AB Honor Roll David Cor-
ley, Alyssa Mickler;


4th Grade Honor Roll -Ka-
rissa Knowles,
AB Honor Roll Kylie
Mathis, Robert Miller, Whitney
Thompson;
Sixth Grade Honor Roll
- Mary Gibson;
AB Honor Roll Rebecca
Paige Corley;
Seventh grade Honor Roll
- Jazmine Thompson, Shannon
Holcomb.
The staff, faculty and admin-
istration would like to extend
congratulations to these students
for their hard work and efforts


Submitted photo/Don Munch

Safety patrols
Some of the fifth grade Safety Patrols are shown greet-
ing students at Central Elementary School during a recent
sunny morning. Thank you to all the Safety Patrols for your
hard work and dedication.


Hendry County District

Schools Lunch Menu


: For the week of: Jan. 17-24
Primary grades
Thursday: Jan. 17: Manag-
er's choice
Friday, Jan. 18: No School
Monday, Jan. 21: School
Holiday
Tiiesday, Jan. 22: Cheese
pizza with extra cheese, tossed
salad, diced peaches, broccoli
Wednesday, Jan. 23: Baked
cheese sandwich, chili with
beans, corn, mixed fruit
Thursday, Jan. 24: Corn dog
nuggets, baked beans, chocolate
chip cookie, cole slaw with dress-
ing.


Secondary grades
Thursday: Jan. 17: Manag-
er's choice-Birthday bash
Friday, Jan. 18: No school
Monday, Jan. 21: School
Holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 22: Chicken
fajitas, yellow rice, green beans,
white dinner roll
Wednesday, Jan. 23: Taco
with hard shell, lettuce and to-
mato, corn, fruited jello
Thursday: Jan. 24: Manag-
er's choice


Upcoming events
New Harvest Church
hosts a fun night out
Come join the fun Feb. 3, at 6
p.m. at the New Harvest Church,
360 Holiday Isle Drive, Clewiston.
The event is planned for grades 6-
12. Admission is free. There will
be free pizza, wings and hot dogs
available. The entertainment will
include a PlayStation tournament,
Madden08, rides and live bands.
The tournaments will be view-
able on a three story high big
screen TV
General Information
Scholarship
applicants wanted
If you know of a young person"
pursuing a college degree with the
goal of working in Florida's fruit
and vegetable industry, please
let that student know about the
Syngenta Crop Protection Schol-
arship. The $1,000 scholarship
will be awarded at FFVA's 63rd
Annual Convention. To learn how
to apply, contact Martha Tucker
at (321) 214-5200 or via email at
martha.tucker@ffva.com.
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-
pal'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 (83) 983-5388. Thank you. for
your willingness to reach out to
those in need.

Breakfast available
at Hendry schools
Hendry County Schools offer
Breakfast at no charge to all'of
their students, every school day.
Breakfast times may vary from
school to school, so check with
your child's school office for the
time schedule. Breakfast is the
most important meal and needs
to be a part if your child's educa-
tional day. The National School
Breakfast Program was enacted


to ensure that school children are
being served a nutritious break-
fast daily. Studies have proven
that higher academic and social
achievement occur when chil-
dren eat breakfast. Make sure that
your child starts, off his day right
with breakfast at Hendry County
Schools.
Clubs and meetings
Quit smoking
program open
Quit smoking now! A new
year! A new you! A free commu-
nity health promotion program is
available to help you to quit smok-
ing and other tobacco products as
well. On Jan. 29, from 5:15 until
6:45 p.m. come and take the first


step to better health at the Hen-
dry Regional Convenient Care
meeting room in the rear of the
building.
For more information and to
register, pleasecontact Valarie at
(863) 674-4056ext.. 128.
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 can also be
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Thursday, January 17, 2008


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One Like Christ?


By Jackie Miller,
minister
First Christian Church,
Clewiston
A Christian is supposed to be
"One Like Christ" or a follower
of Christ. What are the implica-
tions of being a true Christian?
Christ loved and prayed for His
enemies. Do you? He rejoiced
though He had nowhere to lay
Hishead.Doyou? Christrejoiced
though all forsook Him and
fled. Do you? He went among
the poor and lowly to lead them
to God. Do you? He denied
Himself comfort and ease that
others might find peace for their
troubled souls. Do you? When
Christ met a person or company
of persons, he talked to them of
eternal things. Do you? He that


said account must be given of
"every idle word that men shall
speak" never engaged in foolish
talking. Do you? Christ taught
that "men ought always to pray,.
and not to faint" and He prayed
much and often. Do you? Christ
was so earnest in prayer for a
lost world that He prayed, "be-
ing in agony." Do you? Christ
was "brought as a lamb to the
slaughter", and He opened not
His mouth, but patiently en-
dured mocking and shame. Do
you? Christ was "separate from
sinners." Are you? Christ had
such love for those who cruci-
fied Him that He prayed, "Father
forgive them." Do you have such
love? "Now if any man have not
the Spirit of Christ, he is none of
His."


Church News in Brief


Upcoming Events

Missionary Baptist to
host prayer breakfast
Mt. Calvary Missionary Bap-
tist Church, 700 Georgia Ave.,
Clewiston 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.

First Christian plans
Hallelujah Hoedown
First Christian Church, 201
N. Francisco St., will be con-
ducting its Fourth Annual "Hal-
lelujah Hoedown" Jan. 25, 26
and 27, at 7 p.m. each night.
Producer-Writer J. D. Miller will
be emceeing the program and
Minister Jackie Miller will be
the Song Leader. Groups and
individuals who will be appear-
ing include: "The Messenger's
Quartet" from Lexington, Ky.;
"The Homestead Gospel Sing-
ers" from Homestead; "The Ky.
Hillbillies" from Elkhorn City,
Ky.; The Miami-Dade Commu-
nity Choir from Miami, Fl.; Artie
and Dora Carnes from Freedom,
In.; "The Miller Trio" plus oth-
ers. The speaker for this event
is Humorist, Kenny Speakes,
Minister of Mt. Zion Christian
+ Church, Winchester, Ky. Free
Tickets are available by calling
(863) 983-1804.

New Harvest
to host festival
Come join the fun on Satur-
day, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. Free admis-
sion for students grades 6-12 for
free pizza, wings, and hot dogs.
There will also be a PlaySta-
tion tournament so come and
test your skill on the Madden08
game. There will also be rides,
a 3-story- high big screen, live
bands and more. So, come to
New Harvest, 360 Holiday Isle
Drive, Clewiston and see what's
happening!

International Food
Festival at church
St. Philip Benizi Catholic
Church, 710 S. main Street,
Belle Glade will host an Interna-.
tiorial Food Festival on Saturday,
Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. until 3:30
p.m.


The event will feature great
food, guitar hero and Paint Ball
tourney, Video Mania, Flea Mar-
ket items, drawings and much
more.
Come hungry and bring your
family and friends and join in
our festivities!
For more information, please
contact Eliana Vera at (561)
996-6711 or (561) 755-1873 or
by email at: MIXEDCHICA1@
YAHOO.COM.

Church to host
Chili Supper
On Feb. 1, the annual Chili
Lunch/Supper of Community
United Methodist Church at 401
SW First Street, Belle Glade will
be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased ahead
for $5 at the church office or at
the Jameson Hall entrance that
day. All proceeds go to support
the many out reach missions of
the Women's Group. We look
forward to another great meal,
fund raising event, and fellow-
ship on Feb. 1. Please call the
office at (561) 996-5568 with
questions.

Yard sale to
benefit church
A yard sale will be held to
benefit the Church of God of
Prophecy Moore Haven, on the
corner ofE. 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

Times for Community
Fellowship services
Community Fellowship
Church at 601 SE 12th St., Belle
Glade, invites you to worship at
all their services: Sunday School
- 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11
a.m.; Wednesday evening Bible
Study 6 p.m. Pastor Lee Cran-
ford extends a warm welcome
to all who are in need of fellow-
ship. Lee and his wife Rachel
recently assumed leadership
of the church as Interim Pas-
tors and look forward to work-
ing with the community to win
souls for Christ. Pastor Cranford
can be reached at (561) 996-
5379. Join us!


Salvation from sharks we never see


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Twelve year old Aiden Medley
recently made headlines when he
caught a 9 ft., 551 lb. bull shark
on a New Year's fishing trip off of
the coast of West Palm Beach. He
said he was determined to catch
the shark because it kept eating
all of the fish he was trying to
catch. It was a day in the ocean
he will never forget.
Rob Howes also has a day
in the ocean he will never for-
get. Rob and some friends
were swimming at one of New
Zealand's beaches with some
friends. A group of dolphins be-
gan swimming circles around
them, with the circle getting tight-
er and tighter. It was almost as if
the people were being herded
by the dolphins. At first, no one
could figure out what the dol-
phins were up to. Then they saw
the great white shark that was
coming towards them. Appar-
ently, the dolphins had made a


formation around the swimmers
to repel the shark. It worked. The
shark swam
away, leaving
the swimmers
to make it safely
to shore.
Sharks can
be a nuisance.
Many times we
can handle the
sharks we know John
about. It's the Hicks
ones we don't
see that can really take a bite out
of us. The swimmers had no idea
of the danger they were in. But
amazingly, a hedge of protection
was provided from a danger they
didn't know. To those of us who
belong to Christ, this has prob-
ably happened to us more times
than we will ever know. Many
times, God, who sees every dan-
ger, has either steered us away
from a threat or steered the threat
away from us. He's been protect-
ing us constantly from sharks we
never saw. The ones we did see


are just reminders of the many
others that God has kept from
hurting us over the years, as well
as the ones He will keep from us
in our life's journey ahead.
David reports in Psalm 121,
"My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip-
He who watches over you will
not slumber; indeed, He who
watches over His people will
neither slumber nor sleep. The
Lord watches over you. The sun
will not harm you by day, nor
the moon by night. The Lord will
keep you from all harm-He will
watch over your life; the Lord will
watch over your coming and go-
ing both now and forevermore."
There's never a moment when
God is not looking out for us!
There are times when we forget
that fact. He will help us through
those times when we know the
dangers around. He will be there
even when we aren't aware of
the dangers that miglht surround
us.


The challenge for us is to trust
God and not to let our fears de-
fine how we parent, how we re-
late to others, how wve plan, or
how we live. We need to claim
God's promise of strength and
guidance. We need to remember
that we can do all things through
Him who gives us strength. We
need to constantly pray for a
hedge of protection around us
and our loved ones. Even though
we might walk through the val-
ley of the shadow of death, we
need fear no evil, for God is with
us, His rod and His staff, they can
comfort us.
No matter where we are, no
matter how dark or dangerous it
seems to be, God is there and He
can handle it even if He has to
send a few dolphins to protect us.
Even if He has to send His Son to
show us the way. Remember, our
help comes from the Lord, and
He who watches over us neither
slumbers nor sleeps. "Tis grace
has brought us safe thus far, and
grace will lead us home!"


Truths and fabrications; respect or disrespect?


By Rev. Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
I remember hearing about
the Liar's Club which appar-
ently holds an annual contest
among its members in London.
I heard that one year the winner
triumphed with his story about
a wooden motorcycle. It is all in
good fun; they must be a very cre-
ative group of people. I imagine
that their ingenuity is tops. Peter
Sellers kept my attention with his
plausible but improbable antics,
also a genius in his field.
Then there is a mother in Tex-
as, who also seems to have done
some "creative writing when her
daughter wanted to win a contest.
There were tickets as prizes for a
Hanna Montana show; appar-
ently a story was fabricated about
her daughter's father who was al-
leged to have been killed in Iraq.
The judges must have really been
moved by her story and awarded
the daughter the prize. All was
well until someone checked and
found out that the dead soldier-
father was non-existent; no such
soldier was killed in Iraq. When I
first saw the mother on television,
she was being followed by report-
ers.and saying, "I don't need to...."
and there were comments about
nobody expecting the story to be
checked. I.wondered if perhaps
a veteran's organization wanted
to do something further for the
young "victim" and found out
about a fabrication. Suddenly, the
prize was withdrawn and the last
account I heard was about "not
knowing the essays had to be
true." I was curious about this lat-
ter comment coming sometimes
after "I don't need to..." Neigh-
bors talked about the girl's father;
his visiting and being employed
in carpet work. I guess her story
didn't begin with "Once upon a


time..." after all!
As I reflected on the whole
matter, I thought about winning
at all costs as a
value for some,
and our respect
(or lack of it)
for many of the
things we used
to hold sacred
We respect sac-
rifices valiantly
made and the Samuel S.
losses suffered Thomas
by families and
loved ones, including the loss of
life and limb for noble causes. To
exploit losses for personal gain
incurs the wrath of people who
respect those who make them,
and rightly so.
I have watched the erosion of
respect over the years in society,
and I guess the "winning at all
costs" attitudes that are a part of it
should not surprise me. Curiously,
those who live elsewhere in our
world demand respect for their
faith, their understanding of God
among those who practice their
religion .- or those who do not.
There are still some things that
are forbidden on our airwaves
here, but respect for religion or
God is no longer among them.
While 'visiting Germany at an
intersection where ,there wer
traffic lights and pedestrian lights,
there was a sign cautioning jay-
walkers to "think about the exam-
ple you set for our children" when
the light was disrespected. In that
part of the "old world" it is impor-
tant to think about what persons
do, not only themselves, but for
the ones that will follow them.
We are now in the midst of a
scandal about steroids among our
sports figures; winning at any cost
is not the example we want to set
for our children or ourselves.
A Biblical story reports about,
-a chance to win at no matter


what cost and it is flatly rejected.
Matthew's gospel tells about Je-
sus' temptations as He begins His
earthly ministry; being forty days
in the wilderness and tempted
by the devil. The final tempta-
tion was to substitute the ends
for the means. Jesus is shown all
of the kingdoms of the world by
the devil; the kingdoms He came
to win and save. Satan told Him
"All these I will give to you if you
fall down and worship me (Mat-
thew 4:9)." Apparently winning at
any cost wasn't God's way: Jesus


didn't succumb to sacrificing be-
lief, faith, respect for God or Him-
self, or us. In fact, it made Him
angry enough to cause the devil
to leave Him (verses 10-11).
At a time when wining at all
costs seems to be more com-
monplace and respect for things
held dear looks to be slipping; we
need to recapture our sense of
the sacred. Beholding God, others
and self will go a long way to heal-
ing a broken and troubled world;
and restoring a rightful place to all
that is holy, sacred and good.


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Reading labels can be


At the store the other day, a can-
dy bar caught my eye Snickers
Charge, a new Snickers bar with
added caffeine and B vitamins.
Adding the vitamins I can un-
ferstand. Knowing that consum-
ers are becoming more health
conscious, food companies have
been experimenting with adding
vitamins to everything from bread
to diet sodas, It doesn't surprise
me they would add vitamins to
candy bars. But caffeine? The can-
dy bar label promised a whopping
S 60 mg of caffeine. That's more caf-
feine than a can of cola (which has
about 45 mg.) but less than a can
of Red Bull, which boasts 80 mg
caffeine, which is about the same
as a cup of coffee.
I could not resist. I bought one
and ate it the next morning. I like
Snickers' bars, but this one had a
funny aftertaste. I did notice when
the caffeine kicked in.
As an adult, I can appreciate
the usefulness of caffeine. My neu-
rologist even advised me that a
little caffeine mid-afternoon would
help take the edge off a headache.
I limit my caffeine intake to one
beverage a day a little can be
beneficial, but too much is not
good.
The label indicated the Snick-
ers Charge bars were a trial prod-
uct, not in regular production. I
looked for them online, but could
only find mentions of them on
blogs. The Snickers Web site has
'at the same store a few days later,


A,
Healthier
Life

with Katrina Elsken
they no longer had the candy bars
for sale.
So I can only speculate to
whom they originally thought
they might market the caffeinated
Snickers bars. Overworked news-
paper editors?
As a parent, I certainly wouldn't
want to leave the super-charged
candy bars around the house
where children might be tempted.
It would be too easy for kids to
overload on the caffeine. So while
it doesn't appear the Snickers
Charge bars are going to become
part of their regular line, it's prob-
ably a good. idea to read the labels
on any new product.
L)
I recently printed my own
recipe for chicken soup which
contains no caffeine but plenty
of vitamins and I have gotten a
lot of reader response. The most
common comment I received was
that readers didn't know that us-
ing bones with just a little lemon
juice or vinegar -- to make soup,
added calcium to the soup. They
had assumed bones were cooked
in a soup pot just to get that last bit
of meat to fall off.


eye


The bad news -- in our modern
age of fast food consumption, we
have generations of cooks whose
moms never made soup from
scratch. The good news peo-
ple are still interested in learning
about cooking the old-fashioned
way. If you have an old "from
scratch" recipe to share, email it to
me at kelsken@newszap.com, or
send it to me in care of the news-
paper office, 107 SW 17th Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
In the news this week, re-
searchers have discovered a
treatment that may be the key to
discovering how to reverse the
symptoms of Alzheimer's Dis-
ease. The study was published in
the "Journal of Neuroinflamma-
tion." The research team included
Dr. Edward Tobinick at the Univer-
sity of California, Los Angeles and
Dr. Hyman Gross of the Univerity
of South California. The study is
accompanied by an extensive
commentary by Sue Griffin, Ph.D.,
director of research at the Don-
ald W. Reynolds Institute on Ag-
ing at the University of Arkansas
for Medjcal Sciences (UAMS) in
Little Rock and at the Geriatric Re-
search and Clinical Center at the
VA Hospital in Little Rock, who
along with Robert Mrak, M.D.,
chairman of pathology at Univer-
sity of Toledo Medical School, are
,editors-in-chief of the "Journal of
Neuroinflammation."
According to the study, those
suffering from Alzheimer's Dis-


Tips for treating the common cold
By Rebekah Bernard, M.D. are used to treat bacterial infec- who are older or have other health
Coldand flu season is at its tions (another type of germ), do problems. Warning signs for wors-
Coldpeak in Immokason ee, and colds not kill viruses, and they can even ening infections include high fe-
peak in Immokalee, and colds cause harmful side effects. This vers, inability to drink liquids, ex-
are already spreading through is why most doctors do not pre- treme fatigue, confusion, difficulty
,the community like wildfire. All scribe antibiotics for-people that breathing, or symptoms that last
,day long I am seeing children they think have viral infections, longer then two weeks or seem to
iand adults with upper respiratory The best way to fight off a cold be worsening rather than improv-
infections, and I have gotten sick is to get as much rest as possible, ing.
with a nasty cold myself twice over drink plenty of fluids, and takeover- Colds can be prevented by
thelast month! the-counter, medications to relieve frequent hand washing, as most
Most colds are caused by mi- symptoms such as nasal conges- viruses are transmitted by hand
'croscopic germs called viruses, tion and cough. Tylenol and ibu- contact. The virus that causes in-
,These viruses are transmitted by profen can be used to bring down fluenza, or flu, can be prevented
'respiratory droplets or by hand-to- fever and treat the aches and pains by a simple vaccination that is still
,hand contact. Most people with a associated with colds. Be sure to available in some areas. The vac-
'healthy immune system will fight read the label carefully and if you cine is effective throughout flu sea-
'off cold germs on their own over a have any questions or concerns, son, which according to the Cen-
few days to a few. weeks. contact your physician, ter for Disease Control lasts until,
Unfortunately, scientists have Sometimes a common cold May, so it is still a good idea' to be
not discovered any medicines that can develop into a more serious vaccinated if you have not done so
will kill viruses. Antibiotics, which infection, especially in people already.


-opening
ease have elevated levels of tu-
mor necrosis factor-alpha (TNI),
which is a component of the
brain's immune system. The au-
thors theorized that these elevated
TPN levels were interfering with
brain function. The researchers
gave patients an injection bf an
anti-TNF drug, and saw a dramat-
ic improvement within minutes of
the injection in the spine.
The new study, entitled "Rapid
cognitive: improvement in Al-
zheimer's disease following peri-
spinal etanercept administration,"
and the accompanying commen-
tary, entitled "Perispinal etaner-
cept: Potential as an Alzheimer's
therapeutic," are available on the
Web site of the Journal of Neu-
roinflammation, at http://www.
jneuroinflammation.com.
Before making any change
in your diet or exercise plan,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are or any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy."


Local Salvation Army

unit gives 'Kettle report'


CLEWISTON -- The Clewis-
ton Service Unit of the Salva-
tion Army extends its deepest
gratitude to the generous resi-
dents and volunteers in Clew-
iston, who made our Christ-
mas Kettle program such a
resounding success during.
the Christmas holiday. Over
$5,200 was collected and will
be used in Clewiston and the
surrounding area during 2008
to aid needy families, seniors
and the homeless.
During 2007 the Clewiston.
Service Unit provided food,
clothing, utilities and tempo-
rary lodging assistance to 667
needy families comprised of
2,364 individuals, and totaling
$18,573.
We wish to give a special
thanks to the following busi-
nesses, churches, organiza-
tions and their members and
employees for .the giving of
their time and efforts in dis-
playing and manning the


Christmas kettles.
Faith Lutheran Church,
Clewiston Lions Club, Clew-
iston Garden Club, Commu-
nity Presbyterian Church, U-
Save Supermarket, Wal-Mart
Supercenter, Olde Cypress
Community Bank, First Bank
of Clewiston, Rotary Club of
Clewiston, First United Meth-
odist Church, Green Thumbs
Garden Club, Hendry Region-
al Medical Center.
For further information
about ways to be part of the
Salvation Army's many ser-
vices, contact the local ser-
vice unit located at 335 Cen-
tral Ave., Clewiston, or by
telephone (863) 983-2707.
Thanks for remembering the
kettles and for you help that
makes each day a little bright-
er for the citizens of our com-
munities.


Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.


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After the farm tour and lunch at Sonny's, U.S. Sugar presenters informed members of the
many opportunities and profession within the company.


Clewistion FFA Chapter



hosts speaking competition


By Katie Whiddon,
reporter
Clewiston FFA Chapter
On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Clew-
iston FFA Chapter hosted their
Sub-District Competition. Mem-
bers competed in Parliamentary
Procedure, Creed Speaking, Ex-
temporaneous Speaking, and
Prepared Public Speaking. The
Parliamentary Procedure team
consisted of Caitlin McGee as
Chairman, Bailey Adkins as Secre-
tary, and members Steven Stew-
art (President), Katie Whidden
(Reporter), Michelle Langston,
and Blake Barfield. They placed
second in their competition. This
year's Creed Speaker was Sindie
Vanwagner, and she placed sec-
ond in her event. Ashton O'Neal


represented Clewiston in Extem-
poraneous Speaking as a fresh-
man against mostly seniors, but
was unable to place. Last but not
least, Shelby Weeks (Chaplain)
placed third in Prepared Public
Speaking. We would like to take
the time to thank all of the judges
and New Harvest Church for giv-
ing us their generous services
and resources,,
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, sev-
eral students traveled to the land
lab to work on our Nitrogen rate
trials that we have in progress
with the University of Florida.
The purpose of the trials is to find
out how different rates of Nitro-
gen affect sugarcane production.
Part of the research was to deter-
mine cane density in each plot.


To determine the density, stu-
dents walked through each plot
and counted each stalk of cane.
The density of the cane, weight
samples and juiced samples will
be analyzed by researchers and
students to determine which ni-
trogen rate works best on sand
land.
On, Friday, Dec. 14, multiple
classes went on a tour of U.S.
Sugar farms. Ms. Anne Marie Pil-
ing, Mr. Jason Langdon, and Mr.
Steve Stiles took the students
across a few of the farms that
U.S. Sugar owns and explained
the farming processes from land
preparation to harvesting and
hauling. Thirty-six members at-
tended and plan, on a tour of the
mill later in the school year.


Fishermen ready for event
There was a lot of activity in Clewiston in preparation for the FLW Series event on Jan. 23
- 26.


Amendment
Continued From Page i
$626 off their tax bill.
According to Ms. Kulpa, the
big benefit in the proposed
amendment would be adding
portability to the Save Our Homes
cap on homesteaded residences.
SOH caps the annual increase in
property taxes on homesteaded
properties at three percent. If you
purchase a new home of equal
or higher value than your current
homesteaded one, you could car-
ry the SOH for the entire value up
to $500,000. If you aie downsizing
your home, a percentage would
apply, depending on the differ-
ence in value of the two homes.
The. Legislature also, hoped
to alleviate some of the shifting
of the tax burden to businesses
in recent years. It would allow a
$25,000 exemption on Tangible
Personal Property (TTP) taxes for
businesses, which apply to equip-
ment, etc. This exemption would,
apply to all millage including
school district.
In addition, if passed, the.
amendmentwould allowbusiness
owners with non-homesteaded or
non-agricultural property to bud-
get for their taxes better by lim-
iting to ten percent the amount


their assessment could jump in
one year. Eventually, the business
would be paying the full increase
in their assessment, but it would
smooth out the annual jumps,
she said. This feature would not
apply to school district assess-
ments. The base year would be
2008, to apply to 2009 taxes.
Mobile home owners who
do not own the land it is on, are
either required to buy a Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles decal or
pay TTP as a tangible assessment.
They must also pay property taxes
on additions and extra features.
Owners would qualify for the
$25,000 benefit on those.
Acknowledging that the
amendment will probably pass,
the Property Appraiser's Office
is looking at a huge extra burden
just to keep up with exemptions
for non-homesteaded properties.
Each will have to be filed which
means fotms will have to be pro-
duced and a property appraiser
employee will have to assist own-
ers in filling them out. At present,
there some 300 new applications
for exemptions waiting to be pro-
cessed. By the March 1 deadline,
employees expect that figure to
increase even more. In 2007, there
were 1,240 total applications.
Next year renewal notices will
have to be mailed to every par-


cel in the county some 36,000,
as opposed to about 8,000 being
mailed now. Property Appraisers
across the state will have to hire
personnel to help. Property Ap-
praisers are requesting that the
state make the exemption auto-
matic for all parcels.
County Administrator Wayne
O'Neal said if the amendment
passes, Hendry County expects
to lose some $892,000 in revenue
the first year.'In 2009 that deficit
is expected to be about $1.1 mil-
lion; in 2010 $1.2 million. Current-
ly collecting ad valorem taxes at
just 6 mills, the county reduced its
millage to the bone in response to
public outcries over the explosion
of property values, and thus prop-
erty taxes, in recent years.
Hendry County has been gar-
nering just under $18 million
in, property taxes per year, Mr.
O'Neal said, and has tightened its
budget about as much as it can.
State mandates restrict a number
of services, so the county com-
missioners could be faced with
cutting up to 17 positions. Staff
is already stretched thin, he said,
so if that happens, the county will
have to find even more ways to
"do more with less," but added,
"There is no fat in the budget."


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Holiday miracle
The Ahfackee School on the Big Cypress Reservation assisted the Clewiston Police De-
partment in collecting toys for others during the holidays. The children at the school told
their teachers that they wanted to share with others. So they sent two car loads of toys
to be distributed through the Clewiston area. These toys were a God-send as we were
contacted by a church that had a last minute notification of a family in need. The students
of Ahfackee School made it possible to present holiday wishes and goodies! The Big
Cypress toy distribution program brought lots of holiday cheer to many local Clewiston
children including Eyanna Billie, Camden Rhymes, Hannah Smith and Emely Ortiz.




(f. ty sent units to the scene to help the car on only its rims through
aJ arL in the manhunt: Seminole Police lunch time traffic until it came tq
sent its own K-9 unit to help, as astop inside the city. The two sust
Continued From Page well, but finding the suspects pects in thatcar didn't make it far
grab robbery at the Circle K in would be difficult. before they were handcuffed and
Lakeport that was reported short- Later in the day, dispatch noti- placed in custody.
ly after 1 a.m. on Monday. fied the search party that a couple At the same time at the other
They fled and, after Glades fishing on the lake had just been side of the lake, one of the sus-
County officials sent out an APB carjacked. Officials say two of pects was found hiding in thQ
to Okeechobee Sheriff's Office, a the suspects had gotten away to bushes at the edge of a canal.
deputy spotted the group trying 'the nearby Sportsman's Village "He was rather cold and prob
to commit a similar robbery at -- an RV park -- and threatened "e was rather cold and proSb
the Seneco station, according to the older couple, assaulting them ably ready to give.up," saidSheriff
the sheriff, before leaving in their car, a Ford Whiddon.
That's when the first chase be- Taurus. While one suspect remains'
gan. "A deputy happened on them at-large,, officials with the Glades
Riding in a rental car, a Chevy right after they had been car- County Sheriff's Office were glad
Impala, the suspects fled the jacked," said Sheriff Whiddon. to have caught the majority of the
scene with officers trailing them' "There was a man and a woman, suspects. They thanked all of the"
on the dark roads. they 'knocked the man down, departments who provided aid.
Halfway between Moore Ha- slapped the woman, and took the "That's exactly the point, we-
ven and Lakeport deputies' de- keys from her." needed to catch this crew," said
ployed stop sticks, puncturing all Deputies spotted the car and Sheriff Whiddon. "They got used
four tires of the vehicle, stayed on top of them through. to shopping on their way from
"We blew out all four tires and Moore Haven, coming through Belle Glade. We want to end this
they skidded off to the shoulder," U.S. 27 into Clewiston just after smash-and-grab stuff."
said the sheriff. "All four males noon, where Hendry County dep-
bailed and began to run." uties were ready to deploy stop News Editor Jose Zaragoza
St. Lucie County dispatched a sticks just outside the city limits, can be reached at
helicopter, while Charlotte Coun- The suspects continued driving jzaragoza@newszap.com.



IA those pockets of fish. Okeechobee whenever he can.
A Igler "The low water has bunched "I fish there quite often, a lot
Continued From Page 1 the fish up into tighter groups," on weekends when I'm at home,"
the angler said. "The winner will he said. "I definitely love Lake
things," said Surmon. "The lake be the guy who can go out and Okleechobee. It's my favorite lake
is a little bit more scary for riding, find that little spot with the fish." in the country."
You have to be very careful." Surmon just might achieve News Editor Jose Zaragoza
Surmon's goal leading up to his goal. A Boca Raton resident, can be reached at
the event was in finding one of he makes it a habit to visit Lake jzaragoza@newszap.com.


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 proj-
ect consist of milling and resur-
facing. Motorists should expect
lane closures. Motorists are re-
minded to use caution 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. Flhgmen will be on hand
to assist with traffic.'
S.R. 78: From Sportsman
Village to south of Banana
Grove Road: Construction
project -- Work is underway to
construct 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):
Maintenance permit project
- Crews are constructing'a drive-
way. Motorists should expect in-
termittent lane closures, as well
as slow moving traffic and pos-
sible delays. Flagmen will also be
on site to assist with traffic.

Hendry County
S.R. 80: Over Jim Ham-
mock Canal (5.6 miles west
of U.S. 27), Maintenance proj-
ect -- Crews will be performing
maintenance work on Monday,
Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 15,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists
should expect eastbound and
westbound intermittent lane clo-
sures. Flagmen will also be on
site to assist with traffic.


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