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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: November 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Thursday, November 10, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 79 No. 22


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Fall festival
Due to the cancellation of
the Halloween Carnival, the
first annual Fall Festival is being
planned at the Chalo Nitka
Grounds Nov. 22 from 5-7 p.m.
There will be games, crafts,
food, and fun for all. This event
is sponsored by Glades County
4H. For more information,
please call (863) 946-0244.

Banquet is
rescheduled
The Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce Annual Awards
Banquet has been rescheduled
for Tuesday, Nov. 15. The ban-
quet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at
the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. A few tickets are still
available by calling 996-2745.

Closed due
to storm
Due to the effects of Hurri-
cane Wilma, Florida Commu-
nity Health Centers, Inc. loca-
tions in Hendry, Okeechobee,
Martin and St. Lucie Counties
will be closed until .further
notice. All patients and staff are
encouraged to make necessary
arrangements to secure their
personal safety and homes.
Please feel free to contact me
with any inquiries, Molly Fergu-
son, Director of Program Devel-
opment Florida Community
Health Centers, Inc. Mobile:
(954) 562-0502, E-mail: mfer-
guson@fchcinc.org.

Feeding sites
changed
Due to logistical issues, the
fixed feeding site in Delray
Beach at the South County Civic
Center has become a mobile
feeding unit that will travel
throughout neighborhoods
near the South County Civic
Center. Glades General Hospital
in Belle Glade is no longer able
to allow the American Red
Cross to set up a feeding loca-
tion at its location. Therefore,
the Red Cross has moved its
feeding location to the follow-
ing facility: Belle Glade Fire Res-
cue 525 SW 2nd Street Fixed
Site (2 units). The American
Red Cross is a humanitarian
organization led by volunteers
who provide relief to victims of
disaster and help people pre-
vent, prepare for and respond
to emergencies. For more than
80 years, the American Red
Cross. Greater Palm Beach Area
Chapter, which includes
Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee
and Palm Beach counties, has
been providing shelter for fami-
lies during a hurricane, flood or
fire, and teaching First Aid, CPR,
AIDS Prevention and Water
Safety. To learn more about the
work of the Red Cross in com-
munities, or to make a dona-
tion, please call (561) 833-7711
within the four service, or con-
tact the Web site at:, www.red-
cross-pbc.org.

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Index
Arrests .............5
Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries .. . .. .2
Opinion . . . .4
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Thefts after storm were up


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE There will
always be those who will take
advantage of the situation, Belle
Glade Police Chief Albert
Dowdell said, referring to the
opportunistic criminals that have
pilfered and robbed residents
after the hurricane.
"You have those kinds of peo-
ple in the world," he said,
"they're like buzzards, they'can't
wait."
Sneaking through the dark-
ness the power outages caused,
.they have broken into cars, resi-


dences and have even stooped to
snatching the generators that
some families have used while
their power is out. As of the writ-
ing of this article, a number of
cars could be seen in the streets
with their.windows broken out,
the burglars' M.O.
Two local businesses hit espe-
cially hard were Gilbert's Jewel-
ers and Rent A Center. Thieves
broke into both establishments
days after the hurricane, and at
the jewelers alone stole "a signifi-
cant amount" of valuables valued
in the thousands of dollars. They
dug a hole into one of the walls to


gain access.
Elsewhere, residents them-
selves felt the crimes, with
reports of car break-ins and other
types of theft coming in to the
police station after the storm.
According to officials, some of
the criminals hit early and hit
hard. Even while the hurricane's
winds tore through the area and
debris and trash were being
tossed in the fierce gusts, some
thieves were out stealing.
"Generator thefts were on the
rise," said Chief Dowdell. The
thieves pounced on the genera-
tors that residents left outside at


night, but didn't limit it to that -
one person left his generator
secured to a fixture on his porch
and the thieves still cut through
and took the generator.
At this point, it is uncertain
exactly how many residents'
houses have been broken into, as
some families still have not made
it back to their homes, but police
officials say they are requiring
heavier patrol in the areas that
still were without power.
Thanks to the help of law
enforcement agencies from
throughout the state that came to
the area immediately after the


storm, the thefts have been
somewhat contained. Agencies
from Gainesville -and High
Springs, among other communi-
ties, have stepped up to provide
services in the area. "I wish I can
hire them all and bring them
here," the chief said in gratitude.
During the curfew, the Belle
Glade Police Department arrest-
ed 10 or fewer persons, arresting
those who "just weren't going to
obey," the chief said. Chief
Dowdell said he thought the
criminals seemed to have
See Theft- Page 10


City fire




department



still working


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE While
many residents continue to
address the problems caused
by the recent hurricane, with
some residents left without a
,home after Wilma crossed
through the area, the fire
department in Belle Glade finds
itself sympathizing with resi-
dents: It too.,was without .a
home.
As the fire department pre-
pared residents in the area for
the approaching storm and
played a large part in the recov-
ery effort that continues even
today, it has had to deal with
moving its entire operation to a
new site.
Hurricane Wilma's path
through the Glades devastated


a number of homes locally and
caused damage at several
structures throughout the city
of Belle Glade and didn't spare
the fire department. The build-
ing the fire department has
been using as its main base of
operations for the last several
months is now uninhabitable,
.with its ceiling having crum-
bled under the pressure of the
storm winds. The building
requires new roof.
The city of Belle Glade has
asked for help from the coun-
ty's fire department, working
with Chief Herman Brice of the
department for temporary liv-
ing quarters that are now locat-
ed next to the site of the origi-
nal fire station at city hall. Last
See Fire-Page 10


South Bay



policing



handed to SO


Luis Ruez, RE., Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Geotechnical Division in Jacksonville, Florida was on-site
Friday, Nov. 4 to supervise repair work on the section of
the dike south of Pahokee that was eroded during Hurri-
cane Wilma.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY The South
Bay City Comritission voted
Nov. 1 to enter into a contract
with the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office for policing
services. Under the contract,
the county will now assume all
law enforcement duties within
the city, and help South Bay
realize hundreds of thousands
of dollars in savings.
The move comes as the city
looks at improving the services
it offers its citizens, at the same
time cutting back on costs to
help it regain its financial foot-


ing following years of accumu-
lated debt.
Police Chief Mike Morris
views the recent decision as a
win-win for both the city and its
residents. Residents will finally
get the services that the city has
been traditionally unable to
afford and officers themselves
will see an increase in both pay
and benefits, as well as a retire-
ment package in their switch to
employees of the county. The
county will provide services
such as community oriented
policing, and crime scene
See Sheriff- Page 10


PAHOKEE The area of
erosion of the Herbert Hoover
Dike behind the Glades Airport
south of Pahokee is being
repaired by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (Corps). The area
was not as large as those that
followed last years' four hurri-
canes, but is being filled, com-
pacted and stabilized. The area
of the washout, though large,
was not overly significant in
terms of the 250-foot width of
the dike in that area said Corps
engineers and water managers.
The dike has withstood
many storms. It was built of soil
dug from the adjacent land.
Some areas are more porous
because of the fine mud and
sand used in the construction
back in the mid 1930's when the
dike construction began.
"When the water in the lake
gets high, as it has been, now
about five feet higher than the
land outside the dike or the
water in the toe ditch at the base
of the dike on the landward
side, the water pushes through.
We call this seepage or piping,"
said Luis Ruez, P.E. head of the
Geotechnical Section of the U.S.
Army corps of Engineers in
Jacksonville. Mr. Ruez was on
hand supervising the ongoing
repairs as was the contractor
Jacob Davis.
The area being repaired was
See Dike -Page 10


Health care residents return


By Mark Young
PAHOKEE Never before in
its existence has the Glades
Health Care Center (GHCC) in
Pahokee had to be evacuated,
but Hurricane Wilma would
ensure that there is a first time
for everything.
GHCC witnessed a flurry of
activity as the facility as evacua-
tion plans went into effect for
the more than 100 residents of
the center. After much discus-
sion on the possible impacts of
the impending storm, GHCC
Administrator Francine Hen-
nessy called for a voluntary
evacuation of the Pahokee cen-
ter and preparations were made


to move the residents to their
sister facility in Gainesville.
This was no easy task, but in
the end, with Wilma gaining
strength in the Gulf, there was
no real decision to be pondered.
"These people are our
responsibility," said Ms. Hen-
nessy. "But even more than that,
we are all. family here and we
want to make sure our family is
safe.".
Half of the residents were
transported by a chartered bus
to Gainesville while the remain-
ing residents were transferred to
various other facilities around
the state, a daunting task taken
on by the city and the AMR.
Wilma eventually came with


a vengeance, far exceeding ini-
tial expectations of potential
damage like what seen around
the Glades area. The decision to
transfer the residents proved to
be the right thing to do,
although an emotionally tough
one.
Despite the mass destruction
that took place within the city of
Pahokee, the GHCC did stand
up to Wilma's fury and over the
course of a week after Wilma
departed, residents were calling
daily wondering when they
would return "home".
And home they would come,
from Gainesville, from Lantana,
See Home Page 10


Submitted to INI/Drew Shimkus
Annie Garrett gives Phillina Anderson a great big joyous hug
as staff and residents of Glades Health Care Center in Paho-
kee were reunited after evacuating the area in the wake of
Hurricane Wilma.


. ......


504


Repairs: Dike undergoes facelift


INI/MaryAnn Morris
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor trucks in material Friday, Nov. 4 to repair an
area of the dike south of Pahokee eroded-by wave action during Hurricane Wilma. Mate-
rials are stockpiled for emergencies but only used if there is no time to work under the
ongoing Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract.

The dike washout is being fixed








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Palm Beach County
Shelter Update
Due to leaks in the roof, the Red
Cross shelter at Pahokee Recre-
ational Complex, 360 W. Main
Street, Pahokee, Fl., has been
closed. A new Red Cross shelter
has opened at Bill Baily Communi-
ty Center, 1101 Martin Luther King
Blvd., Belle Glade, Fl. The shelter
population was transported to the
new shelter by school district
buses. Shelter population is
approximately 225.
Additionally, the following Red
Cross shelters remain open:


West Boynton Park, 6000
Northtree Blvd., Boynton Beach.
Shelter population is approximate-
ly 115.
Westgate Park and Recreation
Center, 3691 Oswego Ave., West
Palm Beach. Shelter population is
approximately 160.
Hendry County
Red Cross
Shelter Update
The Red Cross shelter at John
Boy Auditorium, S WC Owens Ave,
Clewiston, remains open. Shelter
population is approximately 124.


INI/Mark Young
X marks the spot
X marks the spot and in this case it means that search
and rescue crews have been in the area. Search and res-
cue crews investigated the ravaged remains of trailers
and boats at the Belle Glade Marina looking for sur-
vivors. They leave a painted X as a sign that this demol-
ished trailer was searched.


Obituaries


Submitted to INI/the Johnson family
Pet of the Week winner
TaTa, owned by the Johnson family of Belle Glade, has
used his share of nine lives after near-death experiences
with illness and dog attacks. This nine-year old isn't
afraid to show off his cocky side, so to speak. His family
refers to him as the sweetest cat who loves everyone and
loves to be pampered and so pampering he will receive
as this week's Pet of the Week winner. TaTa will receive a
day of pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic, in Belle
Glade and can be reached at (561) 996-5500. If you have
any interesting photos of your pet, submit them to
myoung@newszap.com for a chance to win your pet a
day of pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic's pet spa.


In the Military


David S. Heflin
Navy Seaman Recruit David S.
Heflin, a 2005 graduate of Moore
Haven High School, Moore Haven,
Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Heflin completed a variety of
training which included classroom
study and practical instruction on
naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through ,the practi-
cal application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of Honor,
Courage and Commitment. Its dis-
tinctly "Navy" flavor was designed


to take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Chris A. Hogan
Navy Chief Petty Officer Chris A.
Hogan, son of Mary F. Hogan of
Moore Haven, Fla. and Johnnie W.
Hogan of Moore Haven, Fla., and
more than 470 Navy reservists
were mobilized from Naval Expe-
ditionary Logistics Support Force
(NAVELSF) Charlie home based in
Williamsburg, Va., and deployed to
Iraq and Kuwait in support of the
Global War on Terrorism.
During the deployment,
Hogan's unit will work directly for
the Army to provide a critical com-
bat service support mission. Sailors
are relieving Army personnel as
part of a scheduled force rotation.
NAVELSF Charlie's primary mis-
sion is cargo handling, which
includes vessel on-loading and off-
loading as well as conducting mar-
shalling yard operations.
Hogan is a 1980 graduate of
Salem High School of Salem, Va.
and joined the Navy in June 1984.


Alden G. Western
Alden G. Western, 79, of Belle
Glade died Oct. 17, 2005 at Palms
West Hospital. Mr. Western was
born in Whitlevill, Tenn. In 1925, he
was the owner of G&G Grocery
and Fish Market in Belle Glade for
many years, he was a combat
wounded veteran serving in the
U.S. Army in Germany, Holland,
England, Switzerland, and received
the public heart medal.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Wilma L. Western, of Belle
Glade; son, James Usher, of Belle
Glade; daughter, Teresa Lopez, of
Belle Glade; brothers, C.R. West-
ern, of Randolph, Ohio; J.D. West-
ern, of Dover, Tenn.
Graveside services were held
Thursday, Oct. 27,2005 at Port May-
aca Cemetery with Pastor Bobby
Jimmerson officiating. All arrange-
ment by Glades Funeral Chapel,
Belle Glade.
Wayne C. Browning
Wayne C. Browning, 63, of
Moore Haven died Oct. 25, 2005 in
Ft. Myers. Wayne was born in
Alamo, Georgia in 1942. He had
been a resident of the Glades for 62
years. He was a general manager in
the sugar cane business, and avid
fisherman, member of the Youth
Athletic ASSOC., and Glades Coun-
ty LivestockASSOC.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Kathleen Browning, of Moore
Haven, son, Wayne C. (Clay)
Browning, Jr. (Kim) of Moore
Haven, Daughter, Alice E. (Beth)
Barfield (Thomas) of Immokalee,
Brother, Ernest F. Browning, (Bar-
bara) of Ft. Myers; Sister, Brenda
Browning Spooner, (John) of Belle
Glade; Grandchildren, Bailey, Tom,
Kathleen, T.J., and Wyatt.
A memorial was held on Satur-
day, Nov. 5, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at
The First United Methodist Church
in Moore Haven with Pastor Tom
Street officiating. In lieu of flowers
please donate to your favorite char-
ity. All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.
Joseph W Scott
Joseph W. Scott, 65, of Belle
Glade died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 in
Georgia on a deer hunting trip. Joe
was born in Tampa, Fla. in 1940.
He was a retired fireman with the
Belle Glade Fire Department. He
had been a resident here for 50
years, he was an avid hunter, fisher-
man, and a Dolphin fan.
Survivors include his loving wife
Diane, Scott, ofBelle Glade; sons,
Joseph Eugene Scott,f of Penia;
Christopher William Scott, Derek
Rand Scott, both of Belle Glade;
Brothers, David Eugene Scott, of
Clewiston; Jack Edward Scott, of
Cairo, Ga; Sister, Sylvia Scott, of Las
Vegas, Nevada; and four grandchil-
dren.
A visitation was held Thursday
Nov. 3, 2005 at Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade from 6-9 p.m.
Funeral services were Friday Nov. 4,


2005 at Glades Funeral Chapel at 10
a.m. Interment followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston.
All arrangements by Glades Funeral
Chapel, Belle Glade.
Lloyd Edward
Sandrell
Lloyd Edward Sandrell, 78, of
Smyrna, Tenn., died Wednesday,
Nov. 2,2005, at Mayfield Rehab and
Special Care Center in Smryna,
Tenn. He was a native of and a
member of Mooresville Pike Baptist
Church in Columbia, Tenn. His par-
ents were the late Ben and Mary Lit-
trell Sandrell.
He is survived by his wife,
Norma Aldridge of Smyrna, Tenn,
One daughter Janet Sandrell of
ClaVergne, Tenn. One son Danny
Sandell of Columbia, Tenn., Four
sisters, Louise Brown of Cave City,
Kentucky, Mae Lutts of Nashville,
Tenn, Lois Bosteman of Toledo,
Ohio, Shelby Brown' of Columbia,
Tenn., Two brothers Carl "Pee
Wee" Sandrell of Lawrenceburg,
Tenn., Marvin Sandrell of Colum-
bia, Tenn., Two grandchildren,
Sandy Andews of Smyrna, Tenn.,
Jennifer Hernandez of Clewiston,
seven great-grandchildren, Alisha
Andrews, Kamie Andrews, Kendall
Andrews, Brooke Cardin, Kendra
Cardin, Laura Cardin, all of Smnyra,
Tenn., Jennah Hernandez of
Clewiston, Florida. All arrange-
ments are being handled by Neal
Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg,
Tenn. The family received friends
from 5-8 p.m. Fri, Nov. 4, 2005.
Funeral services were held at Neal
Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 5,
2005. Interment followed at Brace
Cemetery in Lawrence County,
Tennessee.
Brenda E Downs
Brenda F. Downs, 63, formerly
of Kirkville, N.Y., died peacefully on
Monday, Oct. 10, 2005. She was
born April 25, 1942 in North Syra-
cuse, N.Y. She was a resident of
Moore Haven for the past six years.
Brenda had retired from Phillips
Broadband in 1994 after a battle
with cancer.
Survivors include her husband
of 42 years, Michael Downs; her
daughter, Pamela (Juan) Knudsen;
son Robert (Karen) Downs, two
grandchildren, Ryan and Beth; sis-
ters, Carol (Sam) Donzella, Diane
(Ken) Vollmer, and Aleta Miller. She
also had thirteen nieces and two
nephews, all of whom she loved
very dearly. 1
"-Memorial services will be held
.Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. at
Buxton West Lake Funeral Home,
805 N. Hwy27, suite 1, .Moore
Haven.
IN lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in Brenda's name to the
American Cancer Society..
All arrangements are under the
direction and car of Buxton Wes
Lake Funeral Home, 805 Highway
27, Suite 1 in Moore Haven.


By Mark Young
Due to severe storm damage to
the offices of the Clewiston News,
Glades County Democrat, and The
Sun, we have been forced to move
our operations to LaBelle and are
currently working out of the
Caloosa Belle office.
We have been able to reestab-
lish our Internet connections and
can be contacted at our usual e-
mail addresses.
Our e-mail addresses are as fol-
lows:
Clewiston News: clewnews@
newszap.com
Glades County Democrat: gcd
news@newszap.com
, The Sun: sunnews@newszap.
com
News editor: myoung@news
zap.com (863) 228-4852'
Reporter Jose Zaragosa: sun
zaragosa@yahoo.com (863) 228-
3105
Reporter Bill Fabian:
bfabian@newszap.com (863) 228-
3129
Reporter/News Clerk Ideybis


Serving The Lake Area Since 1980


Gonzalez:
igonzalez@newszap.com (863)
228-6921.
If you need to contact our news-
papers, please use the above cell
phone numbers and e-mail
addresses. E-mail addresses are
open for Speak Out articles.
However, we can also be con-
tacted at the Caloosa Belle, at (863)
675-2541 or fax your information to
(863) 675-1449.
The cell phone numbers and e-
mail addresses listed above, are
fully functional and we welcome a
return of submissions and informa-
tion by our readers.
We hope, like the rest of you,
that all of our lives will gain a sense
of normalcy soon. Until then, it is
our privilege and honor to provide
you with the news you will need to
fully recover from this latest disaster.


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Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Belle Glade/South Bay issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0901.
It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often as you would like and
share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at 996-6636. Comments will be published in the newspa-
per as space permits.
GET THE WHOLE STORY: I read your recent article in which the chief
of police in Belle Glade was blaming his officers for the fact that Dowdell
can't keep the police department going. As a citizen of Belle Glade, let me
just say that we never had this problem when Chief Miller ran things. Chief
Dowdell has managed to tear down in a year what took decades to build.
These poor officers have put up with his incompetence, his interfering in
investigations, his catering to drug dealers as opposed to the law-abiding
citizens and his outright hostility towards his own officers. Many of his
actions I would question the legality of. When his officers see Chief
Dowdell "un-arrest" drug sellers and gang members go on a regular
basis, how do you expect them to feel? No wonder they are leaving in
mass amounts.
If you want to hear how things REALLY are, you should go to
www.leoaffairs.com and read the posts
in the Belle Glade Police Department message board. If you are, like me, a
member of this town, whatyou read will scare you to death.
The city commission and the city manager need to take action imme-
diately before Chief Dowdell is successful in running the entire police
department out of town. Make your voices heard, citizens of Belle Glade.
Call City Hall and demand that something is done. Before it's too late.

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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jenny, and I just adopted a
five-year old rottweiler named
Jake. He has never had his tail cut.
Is cutting a rottweiler's tail some-
thing that must be done?
A: Hello Jenny and congratula-
tions on Jake! Once upon a time,
there were reasons to cut tails -
such as for hunting, tracking and
hearing dogs. These days it's all
about "The Look"! The most
acceptable method to dock a tail is
when a puppy is only a few days
old. Considering this is for an adult
dog is really an unnecessary ampu-
tation that is costly to you, and
painful for the dog. Hope that helps
Jenny. Best wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it true that
a dog is healthy only if his nose is
wet? John, in Ft. Myers.
A: Hey John! I grew up hearing
that one too. It really does not mat-
ter if a dog's nose is weti or dry.
However if it is very warn, then '
that may indicate a fever. Normal


Doc Savvy
ranges for a dog's temp
between 100 and 102.
Fahrenheit. Hope that u
tery is solved! Take care, E
E-mail your pet qui
DocSavvy@aol.com and
your answers weekly in
Corner. Be sure to tune
Savvy Vet Show each TI
10:30 a.rn. on 93.5 FM'
Dawg.


Property values m


have been impact


BELLE GLADE Property
Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, CFA, has
established an Information Line for
property owners with questions
about Hurricane Wilma's effect on
their property's Jan. 1,2006 market
value.
Glades area residents can call
the Service Center in Belle Glade at
(561) 996-4890.
"If your property has suffered sig-
nificant structural damage that
more than likely won't be repaired
by the end of this year, it is possible
there will be an impact on the prop-
erty's value in 2006," Nikolits said.
"Deputy appraisers' will consider
significant damage that remains un-
repaired after Jan. 1,2006."
The Property Appraiser's Office
will keep a record of your inquiry to
assist the deputy appraisers when
they begin to work on 2006 values.
Inspections will not begin until late


December 2005.
Examples of significai
include damage to interi(
ceilings, loss of roof or ro
that resulted in interior w
age or fire. Landscaping
not included.
"To support your los
ommend you take photo
the structural damage,
repair receipts, itemized
estimates and specific ge
tractor estimates," Nikolit
At this time, the
Appraiser's Office has no
tion on whether the Flori
ture intends to adopt a s
reimbursement as it di
2004 hurricanes.
"Contact us or visit oui
pbcgov.com/PAPA, during
few weeks for updates,
said.


Overcoming Post Hurricane Stress


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Artists, when painting, do not
always stand at an arm's length
from their canvas. The best
artists know
that they need
to occasional-
ly step back
from their
work and view
it from a dis-
tance. They
need to see
how their
thousands of PastorJohn
small brush- Hicks
strokes are fit-
ting together to produce the
overall result.
Likewise, our perspective on
life is much improved if some-
times we can step back and see
the whole picture. If we aren't
careful, we can become so
occupied with daily brush-
strokes that we have no real per-
ception of the whole scene we
are painting on our canvas of


life. Our attentions can be so
consumed by the requirements
of daily living that we have little
awareness of the dimensions
and directions of life itself.
Hurricane Wilma blew in and
stripped all the leaves off of our
hibiscus bush. It blew in and
stripped a lot of the normalcy
out of our lives. Since our
encounter with "Miss Wilma",
many of us have been going full
steam from just trying to
manage, to putting in a lot of
hours trying to recuperate or
helping others recuperate. I real-
ized that I have been stressing
out. I get more irritable more
quickly. I've been short tem-
pered with my wife (sorry
honey!) This morning I even
broke down and cried just to
release what's been building up
inside of me. I realized I am suf-
fering from post-hurricane stress
syndrome. I've been going non-
stop, and it's affecting me.
The pioneers found out that
they could travel further and faster


if they traveled six days and rested
one than if they kept going seven
days straight. This is a good lesson
for us to embrace.
There is a reason that God has
given us instructions to take time
out of our lives to "be still". There
is a reason why we are instructed
to labor six days and to rest one.
Doing this helps us keep our per-
spective. Doing this helps us
maintain our direction. Doing this
helps us feed our inspiration.
Doing this helps keep us connect-
ed with our Creator. Doing this
also enables us to stay with it for
the long run.
This week, I encourage you to
join me in taking some time to
step back from the canvas a little.
Let us look beyond the varied
episodes of our daily doings and
to the longer and larger picture.
Let us look beyond the brush-
strokes, which make the art to see
the art which the brush-strokes
have made and are making.
We have come together as a com-
munity in the midst of devasta-
tion. We still have a long way to


go before the picture is complete.
Let us do in our hearts what we
need to do to make sure the mas-
terpiece gets completed. Let us
make sure we take a step back
and renew our perspective. Let us
make a special effort to rest our
minds, our bodies, and our souls
so we are able to complete what
we have started with good inspi-
ration and proper perspective.
And as we continue painting
on our canvas of life, remember
that the Master Painter has made
Himself available to help us in all
of our needs. There is no errant
brush stroke that the Master
Painter can't correct. There is no
canvas that is so messed up that
it can't be transformed into a
work of art. Remember also that
the dark colors are as needful as
the bright colors to create a mas-
terpiece in life, and that each
one of us is a masterpiece!
Added note: My hibiscus
bush has started putting out new
leaves and will soon be back to
normal. I am determined to do
the same.


Different answers to ordinary questions


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
People expect college profes-
sors to be strange seminary
professors usually can go them


one better.
They are spe-
cial people
and generally
revered by
their students.
They can be
charters too.
One of my
classmates
complained
about getting
a "D" on one
of his papers,


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feeling that he


should have gotten a better
grade. The professor told him,
"But that's the best 'D' paper I
)erature is ever read!"
5 degrees Another student asked a
rban mys- question in class one day and
Doc Savvy. the professor stopped a second
estions to and looked at him, then he said,
n The Pet "Do you realize what you've
into The asked? Your question is like
iursday at 'have you stopped beating your
s The Big wife?' ,You're darned if you do
and you're darned if you don't.
Now the question you really
meant to ask was..." and then
aY1" the professor made up his own
e7 question and answered it. The
years of teaching experience
r' gave insights into how to deal
ed with students as well as how to
come up with novel approaches
to awkward situations.
nt damage One day not too long ago, I
r walls or had a telephone sales person
of damage call me and ask if I was interest-
vater dam- ed in buying something. I told
damage is her that this was a private phone
and that I didn't transact busi-
s, we rec- ness on it. She said, "What do
graphs of you mean?" I told her that we
keep all were paying for a private person-
insurance al phone and it was not for busi-
neral con- ness purposes, so I'd be cheat-
ts said. ing the phone company if I did
Property business without paying for a
Sinfrm,-i business line. She tried to reiter-


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ate her sales pitch again and I
told her that she would have to
call me at our commercial num-
ber if she wanted to sell some-
thing. She then asked, "What's
that?" and I told her it was in the
phone book. I don't think any-
one had ever told her before the
difference between commercial
and private phone lines.
As I reflected on our conver-
sation, it occurred to me that a
part of what I learned in semi-
nary was how to look at things
in other ways. Sometimes the
lessons were a bit facetious, and
sometimes they were serious.
We were there to learn how to
look at things in other ways -
God's way and the way of faith.
That wasn't always the way that
others looked at things, but that
was to be a part of our contribu-
tions to the people of God in our
ministries.


There is a parable about a
widow who was poor who
made an offering of two very
small, copper coins
(Markl2:42ff) while the rich
threw in large amounts of
money. Jesus called his disciples
and said, "I tell you the truth, this
poor widow has put more into
the treasury than all the others;
they gave out of their wealth but
she gave out of her poverty put
in everything all that she had
to live on. (verse 440) The ideas
about loving your enemies or
giving in secret or worshipping
when you don't feel like it are
not the ways of the faithless.
They are from a Lord who
called His followers to be in the
world but not of it. Jesus taught
his followers how to look at
things in entirely new ways and
that's what made all of the differ-
ence. We don't have to look at
things as others see them the


gift of faith can open our eyes to
seeing a widow make a sacrifice
and understanding that hers was
the greatest gift.
It can open our eyes to
changing the world by loving
our enemies when force only
begets force. It can lead us to
worship when we're having a
"dark night of the soul" and to
stick with it until the light shines
again. It can help us the end of
hurricane season and to rebuild
or give us the strength when a
major illness strikes. Faith can
carry who were called to be
"fishers of men" and not of fish,
or shaken out of their everyday
life into whole other world all
doing and thinking about things
in a new way and blessed by
God for it. With it comes a won-
derful opening of doors faith
is rewarded and God gives us
more than he receives.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Receiving help
Residents in South Bay last Wednesday welcomed the outreached arm of the local Red
Cross' Disaster Relief Mobile Unit. Offering goods to residents in need, the unit drew
lines of people at Tanner Park in South Bay.


Help send a message


for premature babies

TALLAHASSEE Babies are event, the front of the Old Capitol
in crisis today. Nearly half a mil- Building will be swaddled in pink
lion are born prematurely every 'and blue lights to symbolize
year and the number is rising. In hope for the future of all babies.
2002, there were 26,609 babies In November, please visit our
born prematurely in Florida, rep- website, www.marchofdimes.com,
resenting 13 percent of live to find out what you can do to help
births. Premature birth is the prevent premature birth. You can
number one killer of newborns send a message of hope for prema-
and a major cause of serious ture babies by wearing pink and
health problems. It costs society blue, raising awareness with wrist-
billions of dollars every year. bands, car magnets and ribbons,
That is why the March of Dimes sending e-mails and letters, and
has designated November as supporting research. Visit
Prematurity Awareness Month, www.marchofdimes.com to help
and Nov. 15, 2005, as Prematuri- give all babies their nine months
ty Awareness Day(r), to let us during November Prematurity
know that premature birth is a Awareness Month-and any time.
crisis in our country and to bring
people together to help give all '
babies their nine months. Community
The March of Dimes is lead-
ing a national effort to save Briefs
babies from premature birth by
funding research to find the Weight
causes and by supporting local
programs that offer hope and Watchers meet
help to families with a baby in
intensive care. Weight Watchers of the
In Tallahassee, Florida, the Glades meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m.
March of Dimes will hold a Cele- at the Sugar Cane Growers
bration of Hope to rally the com- Cooperative, on the fourth floor.
munity to spread the word about
the problem of premature birth
to our family and friends. This Find it in the
event will take place on Prematu-
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ber 15th, at the historic steps of Classieds
the Old Capital Building, with
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Girl Scouts swing into full gear to help


Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc. (GSPGC) along with
The Family & Community Partner-
ship are joining forces to jump
start the council's longest running
and most successful service proj-
ect, usually held in March, in
order to answer the call for much
needed baby supplies to family
agencies serving Pahokee, Belle
Glade, Canal Point and South Bay
areas where many families were
devastated by Hurricane Wilma.
The Girl Scout Service Center,


located at 1224 West Indiantown
Road in Jupiter, will be accepting
donations of diapers, wipes, for-
mula, jars of baby food, bottles,
etc. throughout the month of
November. Local Girl Scouts
throughout Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River and Okee-
chobee Counties will also be
available to transport supplies.
These items will then be delivered
to the Family & Community Part-
nership and will be distributed to
those in need in the Pahokee,


Belle Glade, Canal Point and
South Bay area. For more infor-
mation, contact Judy Howard at
(561) 427-0181.
Started in 1988, Baby Basics is
the council's longest running serv-
ice project. Each year, over 4,000
participants distribute about 40,000
infant feedings, and nearly 13,000
diapers to more than 80 agencies
and churches from Sebastian to
Boca Raton and around Lake
Okeechobee. In addition to provid-
ing a valuable service to the com-


munity, the Baby Basics project
gives Girl Scouts a realistic look at
the time, money, and supplies car-
ing for an infant requires.
Girl Scouts builds girls of
courage, confidence and character
who make the world a better
place. Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc., a United Way agency,
serves almost 8,000 Girl Scouts in
Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indi-
an River, Okeechobee, Glades and
Hendry Counties.


Business disaster recovery workshop


There will be business disaster
recovery workshops on Tuesday,
Nov. 8 from 8-10 a.m. at the Hendry
County Court House Commission
Chambers 25 E. Hickpoochee -
LaBelle (Corner of SR-80 & SR 29),
from noon to 3 p.m. and at the First
United Methodist Church, 331 W
Osceola- Clewiston 4-6 p.m.

Directions
From the West on Hwy 27: Turn
left on WC Owen, then turn left on
Osceola Ave. From the East on Hwy
27: Turn right on WC Owen, then
left on Osceola Av
Also, from 4- 6 p.m. at the Glades
County Library.201 Riverside Drive
- Moore Haven. Directions: From
South: On Hwy 27, turn right just
past Courthouse (5th St.) turn left at
first street (Ave J) and go past two
stop signs library is on the right.
From North: On Hwy 27, turn left


before courthouse (5th St.), turn left
first street (Ave J), go all the way to
river- library is on the right
Enter library conference room
from side door on Avenue J.
Representatives from the follow-
ing and other agencies will provide
information on disaster assistance
available to local small businesses.

FEMA
Provides information regarding
the role of FEMA and its coordina-
tion with the Small Business
Administration Disaster Loan Pro-
gram. Business owners are
required to register with FEMA at
(800) 621-FEMA in order to be eligi-
ble to apply for a U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration Disaster Loan
to assist with repairs and economic
losses sustained from Hurricane
Wilma.


U.S. Small Business
Administration
Offers a Disaster Loan Program
that offers loans up to $1.5 million
to businesses and non-profit organ-
izations to repair damage to real
estate, machinery, equipment and
inventory as a result of Hurricane
Wilma. Economic Injury Disaster
Loans are also available to small
businesses unable to pay bills or
meet operating expenses. Applica-
tion forms will be available.

Enterprise
Florida Inc.
Florida Small Business Emer-
gency Bridge Loans program pro-
vides of $1,000 to a maximum of as
much as $25,000 to small business-
es for a term of 90 or 180 days. The
no-interest, short-term loans will


help a business quickly begin mak-
ing structural repairs and replace
inventory and will assist the busi-
ness in bridging the gap between
the time the damage occurs and
the company can access insurance
funds, and SBA.

Southwest Florida
Workforce
Development Board

Provides information on disaster
unemployment assistance and the
National Emergency Grant for tem-
porary employment. These bene-
fits are paid to employees of busi-
nesses that are not operational due
to hurricane damage, and to those
who are self-employed, including
farm owners who cannot operate
their business.


Glades County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individual listed in the arrest
report do not indicate guilt. Any-
one wishing to contact the news-
paper upon final disposition of
their case, may do so for publica-
tion.
October 26
Juan Mata, 33, of Okeechobee,
was arrested by Sgt. Ronnie Baker
on the charges of Battery on officer,
resisting officer with violence, Pos-
session of cocaine, possession of
controlled substance and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and an
active Okeechobee County War-
rant. He remains in custody with


bond set at $50,000.
Hector Lucas, 32, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Tito Nieves on the charges of
aggravated battery and resisting,
officer without violence. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $20,000.
Carl Phillips, 47, of Naples was
arrested by Deputy Leslie Fuce on a
Violation of a County Ordinance.
He was later ROR'ed.
October31
Jonatan Antunez, 26, of Clewis-
ton, was arrested by Sgt. Ronnie
Baker on the charge of Possession
of Marijuana under 20 grams. He


was later released on a $250 cash
bond.
November 3
Tony Navarro, 19, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on an active warrant
for VOP. He was sentenced to 90
days in count jail.
Larry Billy, Jr., 36, of Clewiston,
was arrested by SDP Officer Good-
man on the charge of trespass after
warning. He remains in custody
with bond set at $1,500.
Dennis Brown, 44, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on an active warrant
for VOP. He was later ROR'ed.


November 5
Dam Ward, 22, of Moore Haven,
was arrested by Deputy Richard
Ermeri on an active warrant for
VOP. He was later released on a
$265 cash bond.
Hector San Juan,19, of Monroe
North Carolina was arrested by
Deputy Jason Griner on the charge
of NVDL. He was later released on
a $500 cash bond.
Timi Cherie Bearden, 32, of
Okeechobee, was arrested by Sgt.
Ronnie Baker on the charges of
DWLS AND possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams. She was later
released on a $3,000 surety bond.


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purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the concepts
presented in the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Phase
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3301 Gun Club Road
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releases from Lake Okeechobee, reducing the number/volume of
harmful discharges to coastal estuaries; capture, move and store
agricultural stormwater runoff, reducing the need for emergency
flood control backpumping into Lake Okeechobee; improve
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equalization and optimization of Stormwater Treatment Area
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more.
$300,000 3BD/IBA mobile home in Muse which rests
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fenced with a shed and pond.
$275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages
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$113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under construction!
This mobile home is located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club.
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$93,500 like new 3BD/2BA manufactured home on
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in master bathroom and a storage shed.
$82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The mobile
home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded in beauti-
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ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salvage
yard.
* $1,500,000-100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock
property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts
on two roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a
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* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come
check it out before someone else does!
* $650,000 2+/- acre parcel in the heart of Alva on busy
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* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
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* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
$* 180,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-
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* $145,000 4.70+/- acres. The perfect place for your
dream ranch. The property is secluded, yet close to town,
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Monmura There is a
single wide mobile home included with the property The
mobile home is to be sold "as is."
* $89,900 4.94+/- acres property features home or
mobile home pad 50X100 with septic tank.
* $75,000 2.50+/- acres with beautiful old oaks, palms
and more. Access undetermined. Call for more information.
* $66,500 Four available adjoining lots in beautiful
Montura. All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre
through 1.25+/- acres.
* $58,000. 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on paved road.
$* 55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on
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* $55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Montura.
* $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart
ofMontura.
* $49,200- 1,25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
* $75,000- .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-sac, close to
schools and recreation.
* $65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an established
neighborhood,
* 60,000 .25+/- acre. Nice secluded lot on cul-de-sac
with green belt behind.it.
* $59,900 .25+/- acre. Desireable lot in Glades County.
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* $55,000 .25+/- acre. Nice lot backs up to a green belt.
* $55,000 .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
road in Montua.
* $54,900- .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
* $54,000- .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect dream home
lot located in Lehigh Acres get away!
* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
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HOMES FOR SALE 2BED/IBATH HOUSE in LaBelle. Being sold "As
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an additional set-up for another home site. Escape to cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be sure to check out the
a peaceful life!.$679,900. huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
:* Enjoy gentle country mornings sitting in the room, large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
screened lanai of this 4BR/2B cedar home. This mag- $199,900.
nificent 3+/- acres of land is perfect for horses and -_
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Located in Alva, you're only minutes away from city
shopping or small town dining. Only $364,900.
* Bumping into everybody? If you need room, this BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just
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home Uwotffla t n O eg mAoitp i sum- Drop deaorBei,2+acre oaklled comer lot on
mer months or snuggling in front of the fireplace in Evans R i obil currently rent-
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* NO COMPROMISE NEW HOME Extra effort to Only $
design and build a lasting quality home makes this 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
NEW Home totally eclipse the others! Don't buy until This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
you've examined this beautiful 3/2 split-floor plan Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at only $95,000.
home. Retire regally in the master suite featuring his Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
and her closets, his and her sinks, walk-in shower Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
plus separate .tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
tea out on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing 2.5+/- acres comer lot Perimeter in Montura. $85,000.
breeze. $229,900. Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in Montura.
* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B home Great for investment or homesite. Only $46,000.
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* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SIERHI 1/2
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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle Unit
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* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the
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LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
comer lot with 3BR/2B mobile home for rental
income could multiply your investment! Grab this site
now! $165,000.
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MUSE
2BR mobile homes, each on 1/2
+/- acre, in the rapidly growing
area of Muse! Ideal for invest-
ment! $59,000 Each
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
CLEWISTON
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a fenced cor-
ner lot close to schools. $89,500
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
LABELLE
Affordable & ready-to-move-in
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home in nice neighborhood
close to schools. $107,500
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just out-
side of town! $122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake on a lake! It sparkles w/
new carpet & paint! $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1IB mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


LABELLE
4BR/1B mobile home in need
of TLC on I +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $160,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7610


PIONEER PLANTATION
,3BR/2B mobile home located
on 2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer.
What a Deal! $165,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PORT LABELLE
Brand spanking new 3BR/2B
CBS home on a lovely lot close
to schools & parks! $184,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $189,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre comer lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350
FLAGHOLE
3BR/2B home, in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn in Flag-
hole. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385

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FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B1
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole, boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
upgrades galore! S229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Channing 1940 house receives
e\trcmc makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a loft. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229,6385
LABELLE
4BR/2B CBS home located on
an oak-covered secluded .40 +/-
acre in town lot, boasts many
upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced
acres just outside of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, stocked ponds
& fencing located in Flaghole.
$385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres, Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
PIONEER PLANTATION
2BR/2B1 turnkey home sparkles
and is located on 6,25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C,
roof, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
ORTONA
2BR/IB doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
and practically new. Located
in Ortona on the intracoastal.
$425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4500
ORTONA
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600



LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on 1
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/I). $750,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191


LABELLE
Custom 5BR/38 ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres
in a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
on I + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lift. Beauty abounds inside &
out!. $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

LABELLE
3BR/2B split floor plan river-
front home boasts gorgeous
landscaping, contemporary de-
sign, spacious rooms & an irre-
sistible screened lanai to take in
those river views! $899,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600 .

LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 40 +/- acres
in a booming area of Hendry
County! $1,250,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500

LABELLE
4BR/2B home located on 5.11
+/- riverfront acres. Property
can be split! A Developer's
Dream! $1,895,000
Listed by Bonnie Denning
863.675.4500


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PORT LABELLE
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for more information on our
extensive inventory of Port La-
Belle homesites.
Starting at $40,000!
LASELLE
1/2 + acre comer homesite in
one of LaBelle's best neighbor-
hoods. $84,500
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
LABELLE
1/2 + acre homesite w/ frontage
on CR 78 & a creek! $89,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Students return School Happenings


to school


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
After spending two weeks at
home in the wake of Hurricane
Wilma, students in the Glades
returned to school earlier this week.
As power came on throughout
the region and clean up efforts came
underway, the children could be
seen Monday morning walking to
school, riding in buses and gearing
up for their return to school. The bell
rang for the first time since the storm
hit, with schools in the region open-
ing up to the returning students.
The hurricane disrupted the
entire academic schedule for stu-
dents in the Glades, hitting hard in
the region, where the fallen trees


and other debris still could be seen
in some places at the reopening
this week. School administrators
and district officials continued to
delay the opening of the schools
until Monday.
In the Glades, a special guest
welcomed the students of a num-
ber of area schools. Governor Jeb
Bush stopped by to personally
greet students at Gove Elementary
in Belle Glade, also making a stop
at Pahokee Elementary School
before visiting other schools in the
county on Monday.
As school ended and the stu-
dents made their way back home,
walking in familiar groups to their
houses, things were looking nor-
mal again.


Sun School Briefs


Applications for free
or reduced price
meals
Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may be
submitted at any time throughout
the school year. The previously
mentioned deadline of July 15
was given to ensure the applica-
tions would be processed by the
first day of school. Applications
are processed on a first come,
first served basis, and notification
of benefits will be mailed home.
To request an a additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-
2025. Parents may also pick up an
application in English, Spanish,
Portuguese, or Creole at any Palm
Beach County School.
Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is reg-
istering now for 2005-2006. For
information, please tall Ms. Mary
Rainey at (561) 993-5000, or pick
up registration forms at 710 S.
Main Street, in Belle Glade.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children and
mentors are needed for the pro-
gram. Please call Lee Washington
to refer a child needing a mentor
or a volunteer to be a mentor at
(561) 602-6146 (Glades area).
Background screening and train-


ing are required.
PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full
day childcare. PEPPI is located at
301 Southwest 8th St. in Belle
Glade. For more information,
please call 996-1718.
Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open
until 6 p.m. to better serve the
community. The program serves
children aged 10-18 and space is
still available. Call for more infor-
mation or stop in to pick up an
application. Location: 7450 State
Road 15, Pahokee (behind
RCMA). Telephone: (561) 924-
7947.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at
the Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays
special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will
be held Saturdays, from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.
For more information, please
contact Carleen Downing, 996-
4220.


Pahokee
Elementary School

FCAT Parent Training
Seminar
In an effort to provide FCAT
preparation and assistance to the
parents of 3rdgrade elementary
students the School District of
Palm Beach County will provide a
FCAT Parent Training Seminar.
The seminar will be held in the
media center at Pahokee Elemen-
tary School on Thursday, Nov. 10,
beginning at 6 p.m. The intent of
the seminar is to give parents
strategies to use in preparing their
children for the upcoming FCAT
test. All parents of 3rd grade stu-
dents at Pahokee Elementary
School, KEC/Canal Point Elemen-
tary School and Glades Academy
are invited. For more information,
please contact Mrs. Harper at 924-
6466.
Kathryn Beich
Fundraiser
The deadline for submitting
orders for the Kathryn Beich
Fundraiser has been extended to
Friday, November 11. Any student
selling at least one item will
receive the smile train colorful
bracelet. Any class having at least
50 percent of their students partic-


ipate in the fundraiser, their
teacher will receive a special treat.
Students who sell at least 15 items
will be invited to a school party. If
you need more order forms or a
fundraising packet, please con-
tact Mrs. Ferguson or Mrs. Harper
at (561) 924-6466.
Monthly SAC Meeting
Pahokee Elementary School
monthly SAC meeting will be held
on Wednesday, November 16
beginning at 6 pm in the media
center. All parents, volunteers,
business partners and communi-
ty members are encouraged to
attend. If you have any questions,
please contact the Assistant Prin-
cipal Mrs. Gaugler at (561) 924-
6466.
Parent, Teacher
Organization
Pahokee Elementary School,
along with the support of the
Pahokee Beacon Center, is work-
ing to establish a Parent, Teacher
Organization at the school. Our
monthly P.T.O. meeting will be
held on Wednesday, Nov. 16
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the
media center. This is a perfect
time to share new ideas to help
increase parental involvement.
Should you have any questions,
please contact the school at (561)
924-6466.


Forest land recovery

program sign-up period


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Division of
Forestry announces that it will
hold a sign-up for enrollment in
the Forest Land Recovery Pro-
gram (FLRP) from Nov. 1
through Dec. 31.
This program, authorized
under the 2005 Military Construc-
tion Appropriations and Emer-
gency Hurricane Supplemental
Appropriations Act, is available
to non-industrial private forest
landowners on a 75-25 cost
share basis. Eligible practices
include, but are not limited to:
Site preparation, tree planting,
and debris removal activities.
Landowners who own at least 10
acres but no more that 5,000
acres of land in Florida and who
have a practice plan will be eligi--
ble to receive funding assistance
under FLRP. A maximum of
$25,000 will be available for each
qualifying landowner as reim-


bursement for incurred expenses
for approved practices. A total of
$6,000,000.00 will be available to
forest landowners statewide.
Almost half of the state's 14-
million acres of forestland is
owned by private non-industrial
forest landowners. After the hur-
ricane season of 2004, many of
these landowners are in need of
financial assistance to help
restore their forestlands.
Landowners can obtain appli-
cation forms from their local
Division of Forestry office and
from other cooperating agencies.
The Division of Forestry's
foresters will provide technical
assistance to landowners and.
will be the local contact person
for participating landowners. For
more information, contact-Randy
Hill, Conservation Programs.
Manager, in Tallahassee at (850)
414-9907, your local County
Forester, or visit www.fl-dof.com.


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GAINESVILLE The 2006
"Advanced Master Tree Farmer
- Level II" satellite short-
course, organized by a com-
mittee of extension foresters at
various forestry schools in the
southern United States, will be
offered from Feb. 7 through
March 21.
Chris Demers, forest stew-
ardship coordinator at the Uni-
versity of Florida's School of
Forest Resources and Conser-
vation, said the advanced short
course is designed for
landowners, extension agents
and others who have partici-
pated in the "Master Tree
Farmer" basic course or who
have a working knowledge of
basic forest management con-
cepts.
He said assistance with
course design and develop-
ment has also been provided


by the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Forest Service and
state forestry agencies and
associations in the South.
Agenda topics will include:
Managing the forest site
Forest management
options for your land
Tools for controlling
unwanted vegetation
Forest health
Water quality and best
management practices for your
forestland
Present and future forest
market opportunities
Advanced wildlife man-
agement and other forestry
topics (forest certification, sup-
port tools for forest owners,
etc.)
The live satellite broadcast
of "Advanced Master Tree
Farmer Level II" will be Tues-
day evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Eastern time (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Central time), Feb. 7 through
March 21 at participating
downlink sites. Several Florida
sites will be participating on a
tape-delay schedule two or
three weeks after the live
broadcast. Twenty-four sites in
Florida will participate. A listing
of these sites and tentative
schedules is available on the
Web at
http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/Exten-
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Registration in Florida will
be handled by the Florida
Forestry Association. Fees will
be announced in the registra-
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mailed before Nov. 24. Fees
will include access to the satel-
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Rural Health Network donates $12,000


The money will help
nursing students in
Belle Glade
Belle Glade The Lake
Okeechobee Rural Health Net-
work has donated $12,000 to
Palm Beach Community College
to provide stipends for the 12
students currently enrolled in
the Practical Nursing program in
Belle Glade.
The stipends will allow the
students to pay for anything
from books and tuition to trans-
portation and childcare.
"PBCC is excited to have
community partners to help fill
nursing vacancies in the Glades
area. The unrestricted stipend
awards to students can provide
resources for items such as
transportation and child care
that will help sustain them
through their program," said
Jacqueline Rogers, dean of
health sciences and occupation-
al education. "The burden of
paying these expenses often
requires students to work more
hours when they need to con-
centrate on their practical nurs-
ing training."
The Lake Okeechobee Rural
Health Network, Inc. (LORHN)
was established in 1994 as a
nonprofit corporation designed
to provide for the special and
specific needs of the residents,
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Danger continues long after hurricane


It has been two weeks since
Hurricane Wilma tore through
South Florida. But hurricane-
related dangers are still a threat.
Statistically, more people are
killed after a storm than during a
hurricane.
Some of the things to watch
out for include: t
Debris: All sorts of hurri-
cane debris still litters the road-
ways. Auto repair shops report a
marked increase in tire repairs
as tires pick up nails, bits of
twisted aluminum and other
debris. There may also be debris
in yards, pastures 6 anywhere
the wind blows. Make sure all
family members wear heavy-
soled shoes and watch where
they step. Roofing nails are par-
ticularly dangerous because the
large,. flat nail head causes the
nail to stick straight up. Hurri-
cane debris may also be danger-
ous to livestock.
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place to live. They may also be
looking for prey such as rodents
and frogs. If you don't know
whether or not a snake is ven-
omous, leave it alone.
Insects: Storm-water can
breed mosquitoes, which carry
disease. But other insects and
spiders may also be a problem if


they have been displaced.
Fire danger: Use flashlights
instead of candles to reduce the
chance of accidental fire.
Carbon monoxide poison-
ing: Those using generators
must take care to make sure
they are properly ventilated.
Never use a generator in an
enclosed area, such as a garage.
Chainsaw injuries: With
downed trees everywhere, it
may be tempting to use a chain-
saw. However, if you have never
used a chainsaw before, you
could wind up in the emergency
room. Ask someone who is
experienced in using a chainsaw
to show you how. Always wear
safety goggles when using a
chainsaw.
Mold: Water damaged
buildings may have mold
growth. You may not be able to
see it, as the mold may be inside
the walls, ceilings or crawl
spaces. Some molds can make


humans sick. If your home is
water damaged, have it checked
for mold. Some molds can be
cleaned with a bleach solution.
For some toxic molds, you may
need professional help.
^Dehydration: Since some
water supplies were contami-
nated by hurricane damage, nor-
mal sources of drinking water
may be restricted. However, bot-
tled water is available. Make
sure you drink enough water to
prevent dehydration. Generally,
a human needs about eight
glasses of water a day. If you are
working outdoors clearing hurri-
cane debris, you might need to
drink more.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are
on any prescription drugs. Some
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units, investigative detectives and
squads.
According to the chief, the
effective date for the transition to
the county is Dec. 1 of this year.
Residents should look for officers
dressed in green and driving cars
with "city of South Bay" promi-
nently featured in their design.
The chief said most of the officers
now patrolling the city will contin-
ue serving residents, to ensure
continuity and familiarity of the
department in the area. The chief
himself will continue to operate in
the area, as a supervisor in the
capacity of a lieutenant or com-
mander.
The idea to contract the sher-
iff's office for services came ini-
tially from City Manager Tony
Smith, who sought to find ways of
reducing overall costs that the city
faces in its operating expenses.
After discussions with the county,


Theft
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increased only their ambitions, as
he did not notice a significant
surge in actual crime.
Chief Dowdell and his staff
have worked around the clock
since the hurricane, dealing with
the issues that have cropped up.
During the storm, while camped
out at the emergency operations
center the city set up at Lake
Shore Middle, the chief received a
call from his family that the roof of
his home was receiving damage
and left during the eye of the
storm to find them. Even then he
noticed people out on the streets,
he said.
Meanwhile, in Pahokee and
South Bay, officials there say the
criminals have not considerably
stepped up their efforts to steal
after Hurricane Wilma. While
both cities made just a few curfew
arrests, like in Belle Glade, they
were mostly individuals that the
police say looked to have suspi-
cious motives for being out so
late.
"I haven't noticed a significant
increase in crime," said Pahokee
Police Chief James Blackford.
"We've doubled our manpower
- we've had a lot of police pres-
ence," to deal with the thefts, he


Fire
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week, city staff received a trailer
from the county to house firefight-
ers, but continued talks for a sec-
ond one to accommodate every
last employee. City Manager
Houston Tate was optimistic with
the county's response for an addi-
tional unit.
Meanwhile, the fire depart-
ment continues to operate, only
with a few slight changes. Soon
after city staff discovered that the
old building would no longer be
used by the department, Chief
Steve Rice, who had a working
phone line and enough space at
his house, invited the firefighters
to make use of his home for
sleeping quarters--figuring that
the firefighters needed sleep, no
matter the arrangement.
To Mr. Tate, it represents the
resourcefulness and determina-
tion of staff to continue hard work
even in the face of adversity. "He
made a decision he had to make,
the only resource available to
him," Mr. Tate said of Chief Rice,
all the while maintaining that it
has been a "difficult" year for the
department.
The transfer is the second such
move for the fire department.
A mold problem and rat infes-
tation at its original site forced the
department to move into the
city's municipal building next to
Lake Shore Middle in Belle Glade.
At the time of this latest hurricane,
city hall planned on finding fund-
ing to restore services at the origi-
nal facility,-located adjacent to city
hall. A bond issue placed before
voters months ago would have
paid for a new department for fire
rescue, but failed.


the proposal was made to the city
commission and then approved.
Early estimates figure the city
saving approximately half-a-mil-
lion dollars annually in expenses
from ancillary services and man-
power a major driving force in
the commission's decision to
enter into the contract.
As the city looks at remedying
current debts incurred by previ-
ous administrations at city hall,
the cost savings is a welcomed
way of getting the city where it
wants to be.
The contract is on a yearly
basis, with the city maintaining
the option of reverting back to its
police department if it chooses to
do so in the future. Perhaps as the
city continues to grow, and plans
to annex land into the city evolve,
the city may opt to reinstate its
police department as it sees fit.
For the time being, though, the
city looks forward to the added
services and resources the
arrangement will afford the city.


said. Chief Blackford's officers
suspended their time off at least
during the storm and its after-
math to respond to the needs of
citizens.
In South Bay it was a similar
story.
"We were blessed. We have
had no looting and no burglars,"
Chief Mike Morris of South Bay
said, adding that the department
has not experienced incidents
involving theft within the city. His
department, as well as Pahokee's,
also received help from outside
law enforcement agencies in the
wake of the storm.
For Chief Morris, the help was
very much welcomed.
After four days straight of
work, taking people to shelters
before the storm and responding
to emergencies after it, the chief
laid down at the fire station and
didn't get up. "My body just shut
down," he said. Wednesday of
last week, Chief Morris still had
remnants of the intravenous treat-
ment he received at Palms West
after a six-day stay there.
Most officials agree that they
are ready for a break.
Chief Dowdell is one of them.
"Well, because Cancun was
destroyed, I don't know, I might
go to the Bahamas when this is all
over with," he joked.


For the time being and for the
foreseeable future, Mr. Tate said
the city will rely on the temporary
housing to shelter firefighters.
The city is engaged in talks
with the county's fire department
to possibly transfer its fire services
to the county. Under a looming
deadline to meet a new minimum
level of fire service standard being
imposed by Palm Beach County,
the city of Belle Glade is faced
with either hiring additional staff
to comply or enter into the coun-
ty's municipal service taxing unit.
Funding seems to eliminate the
first option.
Should the city decide to enter
into the county's MSTU, the coun-
ty may decide to correct the prob-
lems now plaguing the fire
department. The department
would have access to a larger
pool of funding that the city of
Belle Glade simply cannot com-
pete with.
Until then, the department will
remain at the temporary quarters.
Mr. Tate is quick to ensure resi-
dents that the arrangement does
not affect the response time of the
fire department to calls. The
department will function much as
it always has, only out of a differ-
ent location, he said.
If anything, the storm has had
its share of positives, Mr. Tate said.
"The storm definitely helped us
develop a closer relationship," he
said. "You can always get through
difficult times if you have good
relationships."
The city manager remained
surprised that his staff would find
a way to overcome obstacles.
"The chief [Fire Chief Rice] con-
tinued to show he has much love
for this city," he said. "Adversity is
not going to stop him from getting
the job done."


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Free dinners for vets
Golden Corral restaurants will
give free dinner buffets to active
duty members of the armed forces
during the hours of 5-9 p.m.
American Red
Cross shelters
Due to water and sewage issues
at Glades Central High School, all
evacuees in this shelter at 1001 SW
Ave. M, Belle Glade are being
moved to the Lake Shore Middle
School shelter at 425 W Canal
Street, Belle Glade. In addition two
other shelters remain open in Palm
Beach County: Palm Beach Central
HS/8499 West Forest Hill Blvd.,
Wellington Park Vista High
School/7900 Jog Road, Boynton
Beach.
Florida State
Veterinarian's Office
Public Service Announcement
Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital, locat-
ed at 250 SE 1st Street, in Belle
Glade, has been designated as an
official emergency operations cen-
ter following the destruction creat-
ed by Hurricane Wilma.Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital has
received information that her hos-
pital will receive funding from the
state to incur costs related to public
assistance in the event a client can-
not pay because of the current cri-
sis. This service is available to
emergency services only with ani-
mals that have been impacted by
Hurricane Wilma. This service is
not available to for routine services.
To contact Doctor Noelle Savedoff,
call (561) 996-5500, or (561) 202-
4660 for after hours. Doc Savvy's
Hospital is an official emergency
operations shelter for animals dur-
ing severe weather. The hospital
has been fully functional from the
moment the storm subsided and is
currently in full operation. Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital is also
available for regular office hours.
All Lab, and radiology equipment is
fully functional powered by a 24/7
generator. Call the office at (561)
996-5500.
2005 Tri-cities
league meetings
Regular meetings will be held
the fourth Monday of each month
at 6 p.m. as follows: Pahokee City
Hall, Nov. 28.


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from all over the rest of the state
where they were taken from the
wild path of Wilma. Palm Tran,
AMR, and another chartered bus,
collected the residents and
returned them to their beloved
Lake Okeechobee home. The
halls of GHCC were once again
ringing with sounds of laughter as
the residents and staff were
reunited once again.
"I saw the hospital and
thought how is my house," asked


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held in place with asphalt paving,
which had been installed in 1951
to keep the lakeside of the dike
from eroding with the wave
action of the water. Over time,
grass and other vegetation
pushed through, further helping
to hold the soil in place. But 54
years is a phenomenally long time
for asphalt to last. Over time, it
has been oxidized by the sun and
the bottom edge has been erod-
ed, letting water get behind the
paving and wash away the soil,
causing areas to sink and look
"dished in".
"For now the damaged area
will be filled, compacted and
grassed, then in spring the old
asphalt on this entire two-mile
long stretch of dike will begin and
be replaced with modern rip rap.
The work will be completed
before next hurricane season," he
continued.
"Rock rip rap is rough. The


Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages of
much needed items to our military
men in Iraq. If you have a friend or
a loved one serving in Iraq and
would like us to send them a pack-
age of supplies, give us their con-
tact information in Iraq. We want
to make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support from
their community. For more infor-
mation please contact Elizabeth
Cayson, Support-Our-Troops Wish
List Chairperson at 996-0129.
H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South Bay
have recently formed a group
called H.O.P.E. "Helping Others
Pursue Equality." This is due to the
monthly increase in our water and
sewer bills and will decide our
course of action. Meetings are
scheduled the first Wednesday of
every month in the Miracle by Faith
Fellowship Hall, 1035 N.W 1 Street,
South Bay. Your attendance will
make a difference.
Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and out
of control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free counsel-
ing, assessments and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nationwide
by calling (800) 468-6933 or log
onto. www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now.
Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age 17
and provides individual and family
counseling at no cost to families in
Palm Beach County. As hurricane
Frances and its aftermath has
heightened the problems and
stress level for families in Palm
Beach County, the Youth Service
Bureau wants to reach out to those
families and offer the help of
licensed therapists who will listen
to their experience and help them
cope. Any parent or adolescent
needing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-1233
(Glades) to obtain an appointment.


resident Gertrude Brockett. Upon
seeing GHCC once again, she
said, "Thank God! The love that
lives here saved this building, it
saved our home."
GHCC president of the resident
council said, "There's no place
like home," as he hugged staff
members .and his fellow friends
with joyful tears in his eyes.
Pahokee has some obstacles
to overcome in the coming
months, but the pure humanity
within her residents will allow the
city to recover and will return to
normal.


roughness of the rock will better
absorb the force of the waves and
lessen the chance of future fail-
ures. Technology has come a long
way in 54 years," said Mr. Ruez.
The Corps has found its
inspection program has worked
well. Staff goes out and checks
the dike for any problems when a
storm is forecast to hit. After the
event, as soon as it is safe to go
out, the first check of the entire
140 miles of dike is by air. It is very
easy to spot problem areas that
way. Staff is then sent by ground
to the problem areas and to evalu-
ate any problems and prioritize
repairs. The Herbert Hoover Dike
is maintained to a higher standard
than a levee. It is maintained to
federal dam standards.
"There are lives and property
at stake here", said Mr. Ruez.
The contract for the first sec-
tion of a separate project, the Her-
bert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation,
Subreach 1A, (from Port Myaca to
C-23) was awarded in September
and the contractor for that project
should be starting work in Janu-
ary.


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November is National Diabetes Month sponsored by the
American Diabetes Association.
Drs. Parrish and Youmans at Family Eye Care would like the
citizens of the LaBelle area.to know that people who have had
diabetes for several years are at risk to develop a potentially
blinding condition called diabetic retinopathy and need to take
steps to protect their vision.
The cause of diabetic retinopathy is that, over time, diabetes
can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that
nourish the retina, the delicate lining at the back of the eye con-
taining light-sensitive nerve cells heeded for seeing. Looking
inside the eye with an instrument that allows direct viewing of
the blood vessels, the eye doctor can diagnose diabetic retinopa-
thy in its earliest stages when treatment is most effective.
At Family Eye Care, we provide dilated eye examinations to
thoroughly assess ocular health to prevent the development of
ocular and medical complications of diabetes. Please call our
office at 863-675-0761 for more information or to set-up an
appointment.


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TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush activated Florida's Small
Business Emergency 'Bridge Loan'
Program to provide emergency,
short-term loans to businesses in
Counties severely impacted by Hur-
ricane Wilma. Applications will be
available by Friday in Broward, Col-
lier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach counties and the Glades
communities of Belle Glade, Paho-
kee, and South Bay. The Governor
has allocated $20 million from Gen-
eral Revenue to fund the Bridge
Loan Program.
The appropriation is made
through a budget amendment pur-
suant to the Governor's emergency
declaration.
"Hurricane Wilma impacted
millions of Floridians, including
hundreds of small businesses and
the employees who work in them,"
said Governor Bush.
"The quick revitalization of our
small businesses is a vital part of
the State's recovery from the devas-
tation of Hurricane Wilma. Offer-
ing an immediate source of cash
flow for businesses in need allows
impacted businesses to quickly re-
open their doors in the wake of the
storm. I thank the Florida Legisla-
ture for their expedient and
thoughtful response to Hurricane


Wilma recovery efforts, in part
through requesting the reactivation
of the bridge loan program." -
The state's emergency bridge
loan program is designed to pro-
vide a source of expedient cash
flow to businesses physically dam-
aged during a major catastrophe,
enabling them to quickly begin
repairs and replace destroyed
inventory. These short-term loans
are intended to "bridge the gap"
between the time a major catastro-
phe hits and when a business has
secured other resources, such as
profits from revived a business,
payment of insurance claims or
secured longer-term loans.
The Florida Small Business
Emergency Bridge Loan Program
was first activated in the aftermath
of Hurricane Andrew in an effort to
provide short-term emergency
funds to businesses in need of
immediate cash flow. The bridge
loan program has subsequently
been used to minimize economic
impacts of the Winter Storm of
1993, the Northwest Florida Floods
of 1994, Hurricane Opal, Hurricane
Georges, Hurricane Charley, Hurri-
cane Frances, Hurricane Ivan, Hur-
ricane Jeanne, and Hurricane Den-
nis.
Short-term loans of up to
$25,000 will be available to owners


of small businesses (less than 100
employees) in those counties most
impacted by Hurricane Wilma. The
interest-free loans come in terms of
90-day or 180-day maturities. To be
eligible, a business owner must
have been operational for one full
year prior to Hurricane Wilma
(Oct. 24) and have verifiable, physi-
cal damage to their business.
A five-member committee com-
prised of three local bankers, one
community representative and one
representative from Enterprise
Florida, Inc. or the Governor's
Office of Tourism, Trade, and Eco-
nomic Development reviews appli-
cations for approval. The time from
application through closing of
loans is as little as 72 hours.
For an application or more
information on the program,
please contact the Governor's
Office of Tourism, Trade, and Eco-
nomic Development at (850) 487-
2568, or the local economic devel-
opment office in counties most
severely impacted by Hurricane
Wilma:
Broward County contact the
Broward Alliance at (954) 524-3113
or the Broward County Economic
Development Council, Pat Taylor at
(954) 831-3847
Collier County contact Tam-
mie Nemecek at (239) 263-8989


Glades, Okeechobee, and the
Glades communities of Belle
Glade, Pahokee, South Bay contact
Lynn Topel at (800) 620-3602
Hendry County contact Janice
Groves at (863) 675-6007
Lee County contact Regina
Smith at (800) 330-3161 -
Miami-Dade contact the Bea-
con Council at (305) 579-1300
Monroe County contact the
South Florida Regional Planning
Council at (800) 985-4416
Palm Beach County contact
the Business Development Board
at (561) 835-1008
U.S. SBA also provides long-
term, disaster assistance loans to
support businesses and. non-profit
organizations to repair damage to
real estate, machinery, equipment,
and inventory as a result of Hurri-
cane Dennis. The SBA business dis-
aster loans are provided at low
interest and long-term (up to 30
years). For more information on
SBA disaster assistance loans, go to
www.sba.gov. To apply for SBA dis-
aster assistance, victims of Hurri-
cane Dennis are urged to contact
(800) 621-FEMA to register for dis-
aster assistance with FEMA, who
will also refer business recovery
needs to SBA for priority loan con-
sideration.


Emergency loans are now available


GAINESVILLE The USDA's
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is
offering federal disaster assis-
tance .loans to eligible family
farmers recently affected by Hur-
ricane Wilma, announced FSA
State Executive Director Kevin L.
Kelley.
Eligible Florida farmers and
ranchers may qualify for Emer-
gency.Loan assistance, accord-
ing to the provisions of the
"Emergency Agricultural Credit
Act of 1984" (Public Law 98-
258). Emergency loan applica-
tions will be received through
June 30, 2006.
President Bush has designat-
ed the following eligible counties
as a major disaster area based on
damages and losses caused by.
Hurricane Wilma that occurred
beginning on Oct. 23, 2005: Bre-
vard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier,
De Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian
River, Lee, Manatee, .Martin,
Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm
Beach, Polk, Sarasota, St. Lucie
and Volusia.
Farmers and ranchers in the
above-named Florida counties
who sustained physical and pro-
ductiori losses as a result of the
disaster and wish to apply for an
Emergency Loan to assist them
in recovering from the loss result-
ing from this disaster may apply
at the following FSA offices:
Brevard, Orange, Osceola:
1725 David Walker Drive,
Tavares, FL 32778, (352) 343-
2581


Broward, Charlotte, Collier,
Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indi-
an River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee,
Palm Beach, St. Lucie: 1450 N.
Krome Avenue, Florida City, FL
33034, (305) 242-1197; 3434
Hancock Bridge Parkway, Fort
Myers, FL 33903, (239) 997-7331;
or 750K South Military Trail,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 683-2285
De Soto, Hardee, Hillsbor-
ough, Manatee, Polk, Sarasota:
201 S. Collins Street, Plant City,
FL 33563, (813) 752-1474
Volusia: 1342B S. Wood-
land Blvd., Deland, FL 32720,
(386) 734-2535
1 Each application will be
examined individually to deter-
mine the type of Emergency loan
benefits for which the applicant
is eligible. Farm Emergency
Loans may include funds to
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee SPORTS 13


Lake Area Varsity

Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
published, e-mail them to
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Winter Sports

Clewiston
High School
Girls Basketball
Nov. 14: Lake Placid, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Nov. 15: Riverdale, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17: Okeechobee, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Nov. 21: Moore Haven,
Home, 7:45 p.m.
Nov. 22: Evangelical Christ-
ian, Away, 7 p.m.
Dec. 1: Lake Placid, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 7: Moore Haven, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 12: Evangelical Christ-
ian, Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Boys Basketball
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers,
Home, 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 6: Riverdale, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 9: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 10: Pahokee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 17: Glades Central,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Glades Central, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 7: Glades Day, Away, 6
p.m.
Jan. 10: Duntbar, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 13: Estero, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 20: Cypress Lake, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: Immokalee, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 24: Riverdale, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 28: Pahokee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Feb. 4: Glades Day, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Wrestling
Nov. 22: At LaBelle Invitation-
al
Dec. 3: At Sebastian River
Invitational
Dec. 7: Hosts LaBelle
Dec. 10: At Pinellas Park Invi-
tational
Dec. 16-17: At Southside
duals
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County
Invitational
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invita-
tional at Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at
Clearwater Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational
at Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at
Lakeland
Girls Soccer
Nov. 10: Okeechobee, Home,
4p.m.
Nov. 15: Dunbar, Home, 4
p.m.
Nov. 16: Immokalee, Home, 4
p.m.
Nov. 18: Lemon Bay, Away, 6
p.m.
Nov. 22: Riverdale, Home, 4
p.m.
Nov. 29: LaBelle, Home, 4
p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers,
Home, 4 p.m.
Dec. 6: Cypress Lake, Away, 6
p.m.
Dec. 9: Estero, Away, 6 p.m.
Dec. 12: Riverdale, Away, 6
p.m.
Dec. 13: Glades Central,
Home, 4 p.m.
TBA: LaBelle Tournament


Jan. 6: LaBelle, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: Sebring, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5
p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter,
Home, 11 a.m.
Glades Day School
Boys Basketball
Nov. 28: Inlet Grove, Home, 7
p.m.
Nov. 29: Summit Christian,


Lady Gators eliminated in regional tourney


By Mark Young


Home, 8 p.m.
Dec. 9: R.J. Hendley Christ-
ian, Away, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Away, 8 p.m.
Dec. 13: Benjamin, Home, 7
p.m.
Dec. 17: American Heritage
(Delray), Away, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newman,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Clewiston, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12: .Jupiter Christian,
Home, 8 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home,
6p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 8 p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage
(Delray), Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy,
Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christ-
ian, Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach,
Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball
Nov. 10-12: Fort Lauderdale
Christian Pre-Season Classic
TBA
Nov. 15: Trinity Christian,
Away, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16: Benjamin, Away, 7
p.m.
Nov. 19: Ft. Pierce Central,
Away, 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 22: American Heritage
(Delray), Away, 4 p.m.
Nov. 29: Summit Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: American Heritage
(Delray), Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 9: Benjamin, Home, 7
p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newman,
Away, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian,
Home, 6 p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central,
Home, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy,
Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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POMPANO The IA regional
volleyball tournament saw teams
from around South Florida deal
with much adversity following
the aftermath of Hurricane
Wilma.
After securing second place to
King's Academy for the district
runner up title, the Lady Gators
found themselves in the midst of
a lengthy delay before getting


back on the court to prepare
themselves for regional action
against Pompano Highlands
Christian Nov. 1.
The Lady Gators were glad to
get back on the court, but the
going was rough.
"After a week without practice
because of Wilma, our first prac-
tice was without electricity," said
head coach Kathy MacReynolds.
"We had light by opening the
doors to the gym. The girls were


ready to get back on the court
and it was a great reunion after
the disaster. But we just didn't
have enough 'wind' behind us to
pull out an upset."
The Lady Gators fell to Pom-
pano in three straight sets with
losses of 25-16, 25-21, and 25-13.
Senior Ashley Baughman led the
team in service points with eight
and led the team with 10 kills and
two blocks. Sophomore Natalie
Harville contributed with five


kills as did Danielle Sly.
The young Lady Gators con-
cluded their season with an 11-
17 record and a district runner up
title, as well as a regional appear-
ance, all good signs for this
young squad in the coming year.
"We ended our season with
an 11-17 record and hope that
with this year's experience that
we can get back to our playoff
status next year," said coach
MacReynolds.


Gators wrap up championship with a victory


By Mark Young

MOORE HAVEN The
Glades Day Gators claimed full
rights to the District 6-lA cham-
pionship with a 54-30 victory
over their district and lake-area
rivals from Moore Haven High
School.
Glades Day was originally
scheduled to close out their sea-
son at home against Northwest
Christian in a non-district match
up, but thanks to the disruptions
of Hurricane Wilma, the Gators
were required to finish their dis-
trict schedule, which pitted
them against a scrappy, albeit
struggling, Terrier squad on Nov.
4.
The Terriers have posted
some solid performances this
year, dropping three of their
games by seven points or less
this season. The Moore Haven
defeat will end their season with
a 1-7 record, which is not an
indication of their performance
this year.


The Gators on the other
hand, won five straight games,
including two district games,
after dropping their season
opener. King's Academy
stunned the Gators on their
home field the first ever victo-
ry for the Lions on Gator Field -
before Glades Day concluded
their district championship sea-
son over the Terriers.
The Gators posted a pair of
touchdowns in the first quarter
with Frank Lugo crossing the
goal line both times, one from
14 yards out and the second
from 13 yards out. It would be
the third time this season Lugo
rushed for over 200 yards
against an opponent. Lugo con-
cluded the game with an impres-
sive 285 yards on 19 carries and
scored four times, including a
51-yard scamper in the fourth
quarter.
The two Lugo scores in the
first quarter put the Gators up
14-0 after the first quarter whis-


tie blew. Lugo and Lloyd Monds
added scores in the second
quarter before Moore Haven
found their way onto the score-
board with a 15-yard hook up
from McCloud to Platt. Josh
McGregor returned the favor for
Glades Day after finding Fernan-
dez from 19 yards out to give the
Gators a 34-6 lead at the break.
Glades Day came out the
locker room the same way they
entered it with McGregor finding
Hendry for a 35-yard strike to
open up the third quarter scor-
ing and Smith would pick off a
Rod Huggins pass and return it
85 yards for another Gator score.
Moore Haven settled down to
score two times in the third
quarter with Huggins running
one in from two yards out and
hooking up with his wide out
Smith from 20 yards out.
Moore Haven was successful
on each of their two-point con-
versions to leave the score
standing at 47-22 with one quar-


ter left to play.
Both teams would find the
endzone once in the final quar-
ter, with Lugo getting his 51-yard
scamper and Kelly scoring from
one yard out for the Terriers to
leave the final score standing at
54-30.
The Terriers moved the ball
well against a very stingy Gator
defense picking up 274 yards on
the ground and an additional
133 yards in the air. Huggins was
10-of-18, but had three picks and
one TD strike.
It was one of the better per-
formances against the Gator
defense this year, but the Gator
offense came to play too.
McGregor was 5-of-6 for 105
yards and a pair of TDs and
Lugo's 285 yards and four touch-
downs says it all.
As district champs, the Gators
will host the Nov. 11 playoff
game against District 5 runner
up Shorecrest Prep out of St.
Petersburg.


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ing quite like the sights and smells
of playoff football and Nov. 11 will
signal the beginning of the chase
for state championship glory for
four of the five lake-area schools.
Only one school in the South
Lake coverage area did not make
this year's playoff run and that
would be the Moore Haven Terriers
who finished the season with a 1-7
record despite some good efforts
on the gridiron.
The Gators of Glades Day High
School finished the year with a 6-2
season record and were perfect in
their district with a 3-0 record. The
Gators captured the 6-1A district
title with a 32-12 over Evangelical
who earned a playoff berth with a
second place finish, an 18-0
shutout over St. John Neumann
and a 54-30 victory over Moore
Haven in the regular season finale.
Glades Day will host Shorecrest
Prep Nov. 11 in the first round of the
playoffs. Shorecrest wrapped their
regular season with a 6-4 record
and went 3-1 in district play to finish
second in District 5. After three
straight losses, including two
shutouts, Shorecrest rallied to win
six of their last seven games, includ-
ing one forfeit and picked up a pair
of shutout victories.
The Clewiston Tigers also cap-
tured their championship within
the 6-2A battle with a perfect 4-0
district record, to include a forfeit
victory over St. Andrews. But the
Tigers walloped Inlet Grove 54-6,
and won a pair of squeakers over


Pope John Paul II (12-10) and Car-
dinal Newman (37-34).
The Tigers went on a rampage
to end their season with a 5-3
record, losing only to quality teams
like Glades Central and Glades Day.
The Tigers will host District 8 run-
ner up Coral Shores High School
who finished the season with a 6-2
record.
The defending state champs
from Pahokee High School finished
the season with a second place fin-
ish in 7-2B play. The Blue Devils had
a 3-1 record, but lost to King's
Academy 16-6 who also finished
with a 3-1 record, giving the Lions
the edge for the championship title.
For the Blue Devils, it was their
only loss of the season finishing the
year with a 7-1 overall record and
dispatched the rest of their district
opponents with relative ease.
The Blue Devils will have to take
to the road in their quest for the
coveted three-peat and will face an
undefeated Parkway squad in Mira-
mar Nov. 11. Parkway concluded
their season with an 8-0 record put
up some impressive offensive
numbers during the year.
Glades Central's exact align-
ment was unclear as of press time.
The Raiders had a perfect season
with eight straight wins and despite
being ranked second on the FSHAA
Web site behind Cardinal Gibbons,
who the Raiders defeated easily in
the regular season, should have the
championship spot and a home
game against Monsignor Pace Nov.
11. However, we were not able to
confirm that as of press time.


Lake area teams will


prepare for playoffs


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Martinez announces senate passage


WASHINGTON, DC U.S. During the CAFTA debate last
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) /sunmer, Senator Martinez met
announced Senate passage of wfh USDA Secretary Mike
over $39 million in agricultural Johanns and U.S. Trade Represen-
project funding for Florida. Includ- tative Bob Portman and received
ed in the Senate Agriculture assurances that USDA would con-
Appropriations bill for fiscal year duct a feasibility study for the con-
2006 is $36.6 million for Citrus version of sugarcane into sucrose
Canker Eradication. The measure ethanol. The Conferees urged
has now passed both the House USDA to complete the feasibility
and the Senate and will be sent to study by July 1, 2006 and issue an
the president for signature. interim report to Congress by Dec.
"This funding is critical to Flori- 15.
da's agricultural industry," said Highlighted Florida Projects
Senator Martinez. "Florida's econ- included in the FY 2006 Agricul-
omy relies heavily on agriculture ture Appropriations Conference
and I am pleased that these pro- Report FL Department of Ag and
grams will receive the money they Consumer Services Citrus Canker
need in order to research and pro- Eradication Allocation:
vide progress for Florida's farm- $36,629,000
ers." The allotted $36.6 million will


In addition to funding agricul-
tural projects in Florida, the bill
contains $28.3 million in funds for
prevention, control and eradica-
tion of avian influenza.
"Avian influenza is a public
health concern that we cannot
ignore," said Martinez. "These
funds are part of a comprehensive
federal effort to ensure that we
have a seamless network of pro-
tection for everyone in our coun-
try."
The report also announced
that the USDA intends to release
an interim report on a feasibility
study on converting sugar into
ethanol by Dec. 15, 2005.
"I am pleased the final bill
includes supportive language for
the timely completion of USDA's
study on the conversion of sugar-
cane into ethanol," said Martinez.
"This feasibility study is critical in
providing guidance to Florida's
sugarcane farmers for converting
excess sugar into alternative
fuels," said Martinez. "Currently
the U.S. imports nearly 60 percent
of its fuel from foreign countries;
we need to continue to develop
alternative fuels to make our
country more energy independ-
ent."


continue to supplement the eradi-
cation program for citrus canker.
Prior to the landfall of Hurricane
Charley, FDACS was eradicating
citrus canker in Southeast Florida.
Survey results show the three
hurricanes that struck the citrus
producing areas in Florida in
August and September have
caused significant spread of citrus
canker. The FDACS has launched
an aggressive attack on the out-
breaks related to the hurricanes.
While state and federal officials
are confident that the goal of erad-
ication of citrus canker from Flori-
da can be achieved, it is clear that
additional federal resources to
conduct surveys and to control
regulatory activities are necessary
and will be well used.
Broward County Rabies Vac-
cine Program Allocation: $23.58
million for Rabies Vaccination
nationally
An exact figure is unknown for
Broward County yet language in
the report notes that the Broward
County program will be adequate-
ly funded. Funds will be used to
bait approximately 423 square
miles of rabies alert area to create
a line of defense against the
spread of rabies in South Florida.


Without this program, rabies from
wildlife will continue to increase
and spread further into Broward
County exposing the public to this
deadly disease.
Mote Marine Laboratory Inland
Re-circulation Marine Aquacul-
ture CSREES Administrative Pro-
grams Allocation: $300,000
Seafood imports currently rep-
resent the number two trade
deficit in the country. Many wild
fisheries are being fished beyond
their ability to recover and others
have been closed. Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota, Hubbs-
SeaWorld Research Institute (CA)
and the University of Texas at
Austin are seeking USDA funding
to address the U.S. trade deficit in
seafood imports, meet consumer
needs and foster domestic eco-
nomic development through the
establishment of a simple, reliable
low cost production system to
farm new species of high value
marine fish in re-circulating, eco-
nomically feasible and environ-
mentally sound systems.
University of Central FL Citrus
Chloroplast Genomics and Genet-
ic Engineering ARS Federal
Administration Allocation:
$80,000
Funding will be used by UCG to
continue their studies of chloro-
plast genome research. This
approach has been developed
and advanced in UCF laboratories
and further research could lead to
breakthroughs in the prevention
of diseases and pest infestation of
citrus trees. The lack of chloro-
plast genome information is one
among the major limitations for
agriscientits; only six published
crop chloroplast genomes are
now available, although 200 non-
crop genomes have been
sequenced or are in progress.
FL Department of Citrus Grape-
fruit Juice Drug Interaction
Research USDA ARS Allocation:
$80,000
The Center for Food-Drug


Interaction Research and Educa-
tion (University of Florida, Florida
Department of Citrus, and Tufts
University) as well as USDA/ARS,
will continue to research, exam-
ine and attain more precise data
on the effects of grapefruit juice
consumption on the absorption of
certain medications.
Manatee Agricultural Reuse
System (MARS)/ Florida West
Coast RC & D NRCS Operations
Allocation: $2 million
The project provides matching
federal funding to bring alternative
water resources to area farms for
supplemental irrigation to offset
increased withdrawals from the
Floridan aquifer as a measure to
relieve the "most impacted area"
of the Southern Water Use Cau-
tion Area as declared by the
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Funding for this
project' is directed to the
USDA/NRCS through a coopera-
tive agreement with the Florida
West Coast RC&D. This received
$2 million in FY 2005.
FL Department of Ag and Con-
sumer Services Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Planning NRCS Con-
servation Operations Allocation:
$350,000.
Since this initiative was funded
in 2002, approximately 500,000
acres of agricultural lands within
basins tributary to Lake Okee-
chobee have signed up for accel-
erated conservation planning, and
82 comprehensive conservation
plans are being developed for
these lands. These plans are being
developed by 36 NRCS certified
Technical Service Providers that
have been trained and deployed in
the Lake Okeechobee watershed.
A TMDL has been established for
the Lake and a continued acceler-
ated conservation planning effort
is necessary to implement the
practices on agricultural lands
needed to meet Clean Water Act
requirements.


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served our country, Governor
Bush today declared November
2005 "Hire a Veteran Month" in
Florida. The Governor's declara-
tion is part of a nationwide cam-
paign to reaffirm commitment
to those who have served our
nation in times' of peace and
war. Coordinated by the U.S.
Department of Labor's Veterans'
Employment and Training Ser-
vice, "Hire a Vet" is designed to
remind employers of the
unmatched economic resource
that veterans offer.
"Florida veterans have con-
sistently and selflessly defended
our nation's security and in the
process have gained valuable
skills, leadership and maturity.
They represent a versatile and
well-trained workforce," said
Governor Bush. "I encourage
Florida businesses to take
advantage of this unmatched
employment resource."
'The governor's proclamation
was presented in Jacksonville
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director of the Florida Depart-
ment of Veterans' Affairs. The
presentation was part of the
Transition Assistance Program
(TAP), a federally administered
reemployment program for sep-
arating service members.
"The Transition Assistance
Program (TAP) provides
employability skill training and
other benefits information to
military members and their
spouses in their transition from
military to civilian society," said
Florida Department of Veterans'
Affairs Director, Col. Rocky
McPherson. "Participation in the
program maximizes employ-
ment opportunities for Florida's
veterans, and provides unique
awareness for transitioning mili-
tary personnel regarding the
employment market in our State
and benefits available from
other federal programs."
"Florida's veterans are com-
fortable with new technology
and are skilled and trained in a
variety of areas," said AWI Direc-
tor Susan Pareigis. "We are com-
mitted to bringing employers


and veterans together using our
full network of Employ Florida
partnerships across the state."
On Nov. 7, 2002, President
Bush signed public law to
amend title 38 United States
Code, Jobs for Veterans Act,
with the directive to revise and
improve employment, training
and placement services fur-
nished to veterans.
Florida is home to 1.9 million
veterans and has the fastest
growing veterans population in
the nation.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-
force agency and directly admin-
isters the state's Labor Market Sta-
tistics program, Unemployment
Compensation, Early Learning
and various workforce develop-
ment programs. The Office of
Early Learning, a division within
the agency, provides oversight of
Florida's school readiness pro-
grams and is the lead entity for
implementing the state's Volun-
tary Prekindergarten program.
Created in 1989, the Florida
Department of Veterans' Affairs
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Martinez to congressional leaders


WASHINGTON, DC U.S.
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stantially include Florida in the hur-
ricane-related tax relief and hurri-
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leaders to quickly approve his Sen-
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S.939 The Debris Removal Act of
2005.
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need of temporary housing, other
parts are in need of help in clearing
the enormous amounts of debris.
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of the federal share of assistance
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purse of over $50,000 dollars.
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for the ultimate right to repre-
sent the circuit at the $100,000
dollar Dodge National Circuit
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ture this honor and grab the
horns of rodeo fame.
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from Alabama, Arkansas, Flori-
da, Georgia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Missouri, Missis-
sippi and Tennessee.
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and toughest competitions of
the year, the action is fast and
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its peak among these highly
skilled circuit cowboys.
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most focused women riders in
the circuit as they compete in
barrel riding with unparalleled
speed, precision and control.
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Brighton Seminole Reservation
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ging, team roping, calf roping,
barrel racing and bull riding. It
starts at 7.p.m. on Friday, Nov.
11, Saturday at 3 p.m. and 2 p.m.
on Sunday.
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Tribe of Florida is presenting spe-
cial pre-rodeo entertainment at
the rodeo grounds beginning at
11 a.m. on Saturday. By popular
demand, two favorite perform-
ances return again to awe the
audience. The handlers in the
Alligator Wrestling Show demon-
strate their mastery over wild alli-
gators and snakes; and the Blue
Earth Dancers perform colorful
Indian dancing. Food and bever-
ages are also sold at the rodeo
grounds. Gate admission is $12
adults and $7 child 6-12, 5-under.
are free. Advance tickets are $10
adults and $5 children. And they
can be purchased at the follow-
ing locations:
Eddie Accardi Dodge
Rustic Ranch (Okeechobee)
Seminole Casino
Seminole Trading Post
(Brighton)
Lake Placid Feed & Western
(Lake Placid)
Polo's Pet and Supply (West
Palm-Wellington)
West of Ole England (Stuart)
Eli's Western Wear
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Brighton Reservation. It is a fully
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an authentic recreation of an
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to Okeechobee, then take 70
west out of Okeechobee. On 70
west proceed about 15 miles to
the caution light at 721, the turn
south (left) about 7 miles, past
the casino, to the large water
tower and illuminated sign. Turn
right, the rodeo grounds will be
a few hundred feet on your right.
From Stuart, take 714 west
about 23 miles to 710. Turn
right, (north) take 710 about 10
miles to Okeechobee. Turn left,
take 70 west though Okee-
chobee. Keep on 70 west
through Okeechobee, proceed
about 15 miles to the caution
light at 721, the turn south (left)
about 7 miles, past the casino, to
the large water tower and illumi-
nated sign. Turn right, the rodeo
grounds will be a few hundred
feet on your right.
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Haven, take US 27 north to 78,
just past the prison in Moore
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miles to Lakeport. Just past the
bridge, across from the Lakeport
Lodge motel, turn left on 74
(which is also 721) Drive about 7
miles to the water tower. Turn
left, the rodeo grounds will be a
few hundred feet on your right.
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Placid, take US 27 south to SR 70
(7 miles south of Lake Placid)
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the caution light at 721. Turn
south, about 7 miles, past the
casino, to the large water tower
and illuminated sign. Turn right,
the rodeo grounds will be a few
hundred feet on your right.
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CLEWISTON Through a
partnership with Hendry-Glades
Audubon, the South Florida Water
Management District will offer to
the public escorted birding tours at
Storm-water Treatment Area 5
(STA-5) south of Clewiston in east-
ern Hendry County. The first trip is
scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12 at STA-
5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and sub-
sequent tours are scheduled regu-
larly through April 2006.
The storm-water treatment
areas, owned and operated by the
South Florida Water Management
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lands that use vegetation to natu-
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water before it enters the Ever-
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water marshes attract many
species of nesting wading birds,
migratory and other waterfowl
such as great blue herons, wood
storks, snowy egrets, great egrets
and roseate spoonbills.
Tours are open to anyone, but
participants must register to
reserve a space on the trips.
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England, at sta5birding@earth-


link.net with your name and con-
tact information, the date you want
to go, and the number in your
party. You may also leave a mes-
sage at (863) 674-0695 or (863)
517-0202.
Directions: Go east of the city of
Clewiston on Highway 27. Look for
Evercane Road (CR 835) and the J
& J Ag. Products sign. Continue
south on CR 835 for about 91U2
miles to Blumberg Rd (at the sec-
ond bend in the road). Turn left
onto Blumberg and continue
another nine miles to the STA-5
turnoff (dirt road). Go south for 2


1U2 miles on the dirt road to the
STA 5 entrance gate. Park before
the gate in the area to the right.
STA5 Birding Tour Schedule
(subject to change):
2005: Nov. 12, Nov. 26, Dec. 10,
Dec.24
2006: Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb.
18, March 4, March 18, April 8, April
22
Reminders: Take sunscreen,
water, snacks, hats and wear
closed-toe shoes. Tour-participants
must stay on the levee. There is no
age minimum for the trips.


Wilma whacks those Washingtonias


Gardeners are amazed at the
power of the storms that keep
affecting our Florida Yards. In my
travels over the past week, I've
noticed that broadleaf trees and
pines continue to show catastroph-
ic effects from extreme winds,
while palm trees are surprisingly
resilient when it comes to devastat-
ing hurricane winds.
However, I do have a palm can-
didate to add to the "do not plant"
list for our area. And it was brought
to my attention by two other pro-
fessionals, our own Livestock
Agent Pat Hogue and former Mar-
tin County Agent Carol Bailey. Pat
mentioned the he saw quite a
number of palms that were broken
off by the winds south of Lake
Okeechobee. And, Carol asked me
if I was seeing as many broken
windblown palms in our area as
she was seeing in Stuart.
After taking a critical look
around the area, I'd offer an esti-
mate that at least ten percent of the
taller Mexican Washington Palms
found in our area snapped off in
the storms.
Now before I completely anger
those nurseries that are growing
these palms and frustrate home-
owners that still have them planted


in their yard, let me introduce this
palm, its attributes and its culture.
While two different Washing-
ton Palms are natives of Mexico
and southern California, only one
is grown here in Florida. The Mexi-
can Washington Palm (Washingto-
nia robusta) is sometimes called
the Hat Palm or Mexican Fan Palm.
Since their fan shaped leaves grow
on leaf stalks that are armed with
fairly large spikes, this palm is
called an "armored" palm.
Washingtonias are among the
most popular plants used in new
landscapes. The reason why they
are often used in Florida Yards is
because they are inexpensive, easy
to grow, will increase in height rap-
idly, and are easy to transplant.
They have good salt resistance and
drought tolerance; in fact, growing
them on the dry side after getting
them established is a good thing.
Washington palms are hardy down
to about 20/4F, but the foliage will
be damaged at that temperature.
For best looks, this palm should
be grown in groups. Commercial
and industrial sites can provide the
right proportions for this dryland
tropical specimen. However, even
though local nurseries often have
Washingtonias available for home-


owners, this is NOT a good palm
for residential landscapes and
small yards.
The idea of having a towering
giant of a plant with a brown, dead
skirt in the landscape is a bit daunt-
ing. The old leaves do hang on and
are a fire hazard. In California
towns, local laws may require that
the dead brown fronds be
removed to reduce nesting places
for unwanted wildlife and as a fire
protection method. For property
owners, it will be hard to remove
old leaves on trees over 30 feet tall.
One source calls this palm the
Skyduster Palm for good reason: it
is the tallest palm that can be found
growing in our area- this Washing-
tonia can stretch upwards to 70 or.
100 feet in height. Their height also
makes Washingtonias natural light-
ing rods: lighting will often blast
these palms long before they reach
mature size. So, the tall mature
height is another reason to avoid
this palm.
The best reason not to plant this
palm is because it has a brittle
trunk that is now apparent by the
number of broken stems from
recent high winds. Take a drive
around the area and count the
number of Washingtonias broken


by Wilma. In many cases, these
broken palms were planted in
areas where winds could push on
them from several different direc-
tions; in other cases, winds pushed
them over and banged them
against buildings or other land-
scape features. I've taken quite a
few photos that show what has
happened to this palm after recent
hurricanes.
And if the costs of removal and
roof repair don't scare you away
from this palm, consider this: there
have been a few reports of the
Washingtonia reseeding itself in
natural areas, making this an exotic
invasive plant. While it will never
outrun the notorious Brazilian Pep-
per tree or Tropical Soda Apple for
weediness, this is another reason
why Wilma may be doing us a
favor by breaking the back of these
southern California skyscrapers.
So as you plan how to make use
of the new open spaces in your
Florida Yard, remember to include
palms to give you that much need-
ed taste of the tropics. Consider
going native, as Mother Nature has
produced many beautiful plants
that have adapted themselves to
the dynamic climatic conditions of
the Sunshine state.


Submitted to INI/I rrany P'anerson
From left to right, Gary Breakfield, ESE Administrator,
Hendry County Schools and EFCU Employees Marta
Smith VP of Lending, Melinda Givens Teller, Aman-
da Mathis-Mortgage Specialist, and Linda Pelham-Presi-
dent-CEO.

Everglades Federal

Credit Union pitching in


CLEWISTON In the
wake of Hurricane Wilma,
more and more of our resi-
dents are being forced from
the remains of their homes
due to the extreme damage
done by this powerful storm.
John Boy Auditorium is still
being used as temporary shel-
ter for some of these families.
Some lost everything in the
storm.
Everglades Federal Credit
Union has donated a tremen-
dous amount of money to buy
clothing to ensure that the
children in the shelter are
being provided with what they
need in order to attend school
and for the infants, who are as
young as two weeks old, to
have new clothes and sup-


plies. They 'have made two
donations that have provided
new clothes for around 60
children, and are continuing
their efforts to provide for the
children at the shelter.
Everglades Federal Credit
Union would like to thank
Wal-Mart for their cooperation
in this effort and the Excep-
tional Student Education
department of the Hendry
County Schools for their assis-
tance in making this effort so
successful.
Shown in the picture are
several employees of Ever-
glades Federal Credit Union
and two of the children that
have received new clothes as
part of this clothes drive.


Hospice honors and serves veterans and their families


FORT MYERS For more than
two decades, through times of
war and peace, Hope Hospice
has provided support and servic-
es to military personnel in Lee,
Glades and Hendry Counties..


Samira K. Beckwith, President
and CEO, said, "Hope is commit-
ted to improving the quality of life
for veterans, as they have
improved the quality of our lives
by protecting and defending our


country and our values."
Beckwith said Hope's support
has also extended to veterans'
families. "As we observe Veterans
Day, we should also reach out to
the families, and, friends of those


who serve and those who have
made the supreme sacrifice," she
said. "They have supported our
men and women in uniform, and
they deserve our support as well."
.She added- that providing emo-


tional support to military families
is a fitting tribute to all veterans.
Hope provides services to vet-
erans facing end-of-life issues,
regardless of their ability to pay,
and can assist in identify inr other


resources to meet medical and
other needs.
"We are honored to serve vet-
erans as a way of saying thank
you for serving us," Beckwith
said.


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ABSOLUTE AUCTION Lake-
front subdivision on Watts
Bar Lake off 1-40, Kingston,
TN. Saturday, Nov. 19,
12:00 Noon. Furrow Auction
Company, (800)-4FURROW
or www.furrow.com TN Lic.
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BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
.Lake Reedy approx 1 week
ago (863)635-2565
KITTEN- male, 7 wks old, grey
tabby, vic of NW 6th St.
Ok eechobee ,
(863)261-4166.
PIGEON- Off white & rusty red.
Banded (Blue), Found in Ft
Drum area Cemetery Road
(863)763-0966
YELLOW MIX DOG- female,
vic of Ft. Denaud Rd., wear-
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CELL PHONE Silver Nextel
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Festival. Reward offered.
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PIT BULL MIX-4 mo. old fe-
male. White, w/ two freckles
on right ear. Purple collar w/
bell. 4yr old daughter can't
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w/ any info. (386)864-3043 or
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CURR PUPPIES- 7, There go-
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KITTENS- 2 Adorable, Free to
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9a-12p in Sportsmans Village,
under the bridge. This sale will
be held the second Saturday
of each month.


MOORE HAVEN, Sat., Nov. 12
8am-?, 243 Avenue L off Rt.
27, Household items (Some
Antique), Patio Items, Kitchen
items, Elec. Stove...Too many
items to list. See you there!


Do to personal circumstances,
Dr. Brian Shenker will be
leaving his practice next to the
Clewiston Wal-Mart Vision
Center at the end of
November. Please contact the
Vision Center at
(863)902-9844 w/any
requests for patient records.
Dr. Shenker would like to thank
all of his patients for the
privilege of caring for them.

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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
CONSTRUCTION
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Qualified to manage SFWMD
Heavy Civil Construction
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office abilities. Excellent
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GROUNDSKEEPER
LEAD
GROUNDSKEEPER
Belle Glade campus. Per-
forms various grounds and
landscaping duties including
planning and directing the
work of Groundskeeping
staff under the guidance of
Plant Supervisor. Will also
include inspecting and main-
taining campus lawn, orna-
mentals and trees. Fertilize
lawns/plants, cut and edge
lawn areas using lawn main-
tenance equipment, and
maintain areas of campus
with ornamental plants and
install landscaping materials.
High School grad or GED
with 4 to 7 years exp. re-
quired. Documented Class D
Driver's License also re-
quired. Documented CDL
with B rating license and
Florida Pesticide Spraying
License preferred. to learn
more or to apply on-line,
visit our website at
www.pbcc.edu or submit
your completed application
package to the Office of Hu-
man Resources, Palm
Beach Community College,
4200 Congres s Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461, fax
561 -8 6 8-31 31.
EOE/AA/VP/ADA
MARGARET BIRDSONG
REALTY, INC.
Seeking motivated, home-
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Please fax resume to:
239-283-5531.


Cleaning Person, year round,
P/T, at Sportsmans Village,
Moore Haven. Call Phyllis
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863-946-3540
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Help needed at Sportsmans
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Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
A Drug Free Workplace


HELP WANTED
ASST FINANCE MANAGER
Langford Ford is looking for a goal
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motivated with excellent customer
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Experience is helpful but not neces-
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
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Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
has an opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL


PALM TREE HARVESTING SUPERVISOR
Successful candidates will supervise 1 to 3 har-
vesting crews, coordinate product orders, pro-
motion and collections. Individuals should be
experienced in horticulture, employee supervi-
sion and general business practices. Computer
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qualifications. Send resume to:
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Attn: Jim Bryan
15440 N. Island Rd/Hwy 29
Palmdale, FL 33857
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
November 4, 2005
LANDFILL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
SALARY RANGE: $9.50 -$12.50
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
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with and capable of operating various types of heavy machin-
ery and vehicles used in landfill operations on a daily basis.
Applicant must be able to perform routine maintenance on
such equipment. The applicant must be physically capable of
picking up paper, mowing with different kinds of mowers,
eavy lifting up to 75 lbs. and occasionally working in inclem-
ent weather. Applicant must be capable of making accurate re-
ports using math and correct English usage in reports.
Familiarity with basic computer work is not required but will be
considered a positive capability. Applicants with DEP recog-
nized certificates qualifying them as school trained to work in
the above described work field will be given special considera-
tion. Salary range will depend upon experience and qualifica-
tions. Applicant will be required to attend classes to become
and remain a certified landfill operator/spotter within six (6)
months of employment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

CLOSING DATE: November 18,2005
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J.
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863) 946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
& Bonuses.

Apply at:
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Citrus Harvesting, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410





Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL. Excellent Benefits & Pay
401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Insurance
& Bonuses.
Apply at:
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulfcoast Products, Inc.
or call 863-675-4410




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OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
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CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
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Phone 868-946-2420
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BOW- High Country Com-
HENDR V REGIONAL pound/case/extra string draw
A. DUDA & SONS' CITRUS BELLE UNITED STATES MEDICAL CENTER 29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
UN TE S..TAT.- .let/off $100 863-763-7609
PROCESSING PLANT HAS THE SU G c, IL.d.. iu In, I"I, A..eeA R e
S U G A RH I [PN I or II IFT.PT. Perdlem)
FOLLOWING OB OPENINGS CORPORATION Support & Full Tme- REGISTERED NURSE
Mechanic Troubleshoots and maintains equipment (fillers, case packers, 1- ammography Technician AWRI-1W Exc. cond. Works
conveyorsetc.)inpackagingdept. Some basic electrical knowledge. 3-5 years This year, for the first time in the history of U.S. Sugar, the company plans anst. .. i FL .,e Mus bi .. perfect w/remote, etc. New
conveyors, packaging Some asic eect to convert all of its raw sugar production into refined white sugar. r w t.s. I ,,.. Jiir. d amrnr ,p.. Q u. $375, $125 (863)675-2596
experience pen r ed but 6r tor nra cn. a o, l, rpc 1 k.,3 'pc-k lir, a [Flu:
experience preferred but willing to train. The Clewiston Refinery expansion, along with the modernization of our Medicpal Record.Suervsor, -,
Electrician Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs various electrical systems sugar cane processing operations has created exciting opportunities for star, .. ,.._..-., ,.:.,. Mu, I7..:. e: -.[ ..- I
S. r.''.Ad ,.; rr.TLunn, .Ih ..l illI
and electronic controls (PLC's and instrumentation) in the citrus fruit process- people interested in applying their talent, drive and initiative to help U.S. Full Time & Per Diem- CNA SONY VEGA 36", 2yrs old,
Mu e cij c r. .,Carte ..J CPR c-., ::. paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm
ing plant. 3-5 years experience preferred. Sugar achieve its business objectives in a change-oriented environment. Full tlme.Par tnime/At Home- TRANSCRIPTIONIST rtradeforPistols FPierce
M u I C ,..: ,'.. ... C,' ,-i : e pe i'. ,,-, .:.; I,. ortrade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce
A. Duda offers competitive pay with time and a half; shift differential pay; med- This week's featured jobs include: scri... .. ... J ,,c t ....6 e... .. -.*.,. (772)461-8822
star. .r.ui. Hl.p. i.,.:. e e r.',-i31 I lu ,i b'e c 1. ,pc TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
ical/dental/vision plans; 401K retirement & savings plan; vacation pay; holiday REFINERY ASSISTANT CHEMIST ($15.87 p/h) Full tim Phamayechnician HD. Still under warranty. Pd
pay. Other benefits available. Apply in person at 6007 S. Hwy 19, LaBele, F. Perform laboratory analysis LaBelle FLfor control of the Refinery process including Mu I ...., em, g.n ..:.,T. $1800 asking $800
Brix, pH and color. Requires HS diploma or GED, and previous process rabi ..u..-I,,.. -, ..Cu.,:., e._ h ,r. :1 (863)675-6041
(863) 675-0336. Equal Opportunity Employer and/or laboratory experience. Fu llt me- Radiology Secre ar y/cheduler
PUESTOS VACANTES MECHANICS and MACHINISTS ($19.67 p/h) mu. ..... 1.13..
If you are a MECHANIC with knowledge of pumps, motors, conveying sys- M ,. .lM, i ,i-m edical .A Lan ,. ,,- FRAME BAR NAILER- Hitachi
EN LA TUJGUER.A CITRUS BELLE teams, hydraulics and gear boxes OR a MACHINIST with experience in the ed ,.,i .. .:.t ,rs I-: i, NR83A, asking $150
set up and calibration of machining equipment including engine lathes, Full time- CT/Radiologic Tech (863)675-0104. La Belle
18 30 a.rr, p.m. or I C3iOprlt to 7 arn.)
Mecinico Resuelve problems de funcionamiento de maquinaria y equipo shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders and presses. AA,: .., 1 i. J L L..:' e.l... ;r..t GENERATOR Portable, 1280
en lines de producci6n para empacar, relleno de envases y transportadoras. 3- PRODUCTION/MAINTENANCE WORKER BOILER ROOM ($12.57 p/h) pc .. ..In' ,- .... r'I adio ..... ,. watt. New in box. $250
Operate and assist in the maintenance of mechanical equipment used int in CT an eneralRadiography.(863)357-5754
5 anos de experiencia preferida pero se puede entrenar. the generation of steam & power. This is your opportunity to enter the ex- Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805 GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
Electricista Diagnostica, -mantiene y repara various sistemas electricidad y citing field of stationary engineering. wheel k it included. 220 plug
controls electr6nicas (instrumentaci6n esquem.tico) en un ambient de pro- Completed applications and resumes may be axed to: (863)902-2889. B $515. (863)763-0944.
For more information or to obtain an application, please visit our website I nforma0 TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ducci6n. 3-5 anos de experiencia preferida. at: www.ussugar.com ty, 10". New, only used once.
Duda ofrece buena paga con tiempo y medio; diferencia en paga en turnos de in order to be considered for these outstanding opportunities, a Trades Operator (863)467-485 092 or
Selection Test (TOST) will be given which measures verbal comprehension, arith- LABOR 4 $ FINDERS-
noche; plan medical/dental/visi6n; plan de retire y ahorros 401K; vacaciones metic, spatial relations and mechanical aptitude. Test preparation materials are
pagadas; das feriados; Otros beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en available intheClewiston, Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay public libraries. D LY WO D Y PAY
pb S t e n diverSttes SarPrce ssWomeng &minorities arn coqu ragedtor y aploy.er comaintai a Al Types of Work Available PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
6007 Carretera 29 Sur, LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-0336. Empleador de diverse workforce. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply we maintain a 202 E. Sugrland Hwy.wi deer
drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. $ across from clewiston Inn) 2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
Oportunidades porl Igual. (863) 902-9494 locally, $150.

enMerchandise Materia 0Agriculture
Merchandise_______ ,,METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ design. Hand made, 24K, *,I -
I Buy Direct From Manufactur- 10yr old. Asking $575 nego-
PASTURE FOREPERSON .er 20 colors in stock with all Lable (863)634-9620 Okee
Air Conditioners 505 Accessories. Quick turn ii_ Christmas Trees 745
eaLykes Bros, Inc., Ranch Division has an Antiques 510 around! Delivery Available I Farm Equipment 805
opening for PF to assist in the operation of Appliances 515 Toll Free (888)393-0335. Farm Feed/Products 810
Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida approximately eight tractors for the plant- Appliance Parts 520 LAMPSHAES(3)-nice. $1ra2 Farm Miscellaneous 815
of pasture land, fertilization Beauty Supplies 525 for all or will separate. Farm Produce 820
ing/production of pasture land, fertilization Bicycles 530 (863)467-8681 Farm Services
JOB OPPORTUNITIES programs, chemical applications, weed con- Books & Magazines535 WINTER OUTFITS- Boys 3 Offered 825
trol and pasture maintenance programs. Building Materials540 piece, Great for pictures, tr Farm Supplies/
Accounts Payable Clerk NEW! $13.00+ (d.o.e.) Successful candidates would have prior ex- Business Equipment Size 0-3 o, (6-12bs) $5. Seriz Wanted 830
experience with pasture grasses and a valid Carpets/Rugs 550 (863)763-6131 Fertilizer 835
Bartender $9.00 plus grats pFloridanc drwith pasture grasses ptand a vapplia- Children's Items 555 ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1), Horses 840
B er p ur Florida drivers licence. Accepting applica- hina, Glassware, Etc. 560 I 2 1 I chaise lounge (1) bar stools Landscaping
Busser $5.50 per hour tions Monday-Friday 8am-3pm. Clothing 565 w/ backs (4). $400 all, will Supplies 845
Cashier $9.50 per hour Coins/Stamps 570 Football & Baseball Card Col- separate. (863)763-9608 Lawn & Garden 850
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour Lykes Bros, Inc. Collectibles 575 election. Mid 80's & 90's l Livestock 855
Ranch Division Computer/Video 580 $500 or best offer. Call I I Poultry/Supplies 860
Line Cook $10.00 per hour 106 SW Count Rd. 721 Crafts/Supplies 585 (863)763-8943askforTracy Seeds/Plants/
Server $5.50 plus grats y cruises 590 SCOOTER "Action". New. Flowers 865
Server $5.50 plus grants Okeechobee, FL 34974 Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595 Bought as demo. Retail
TAD Clerk $21.00 avg. w/grats AA/EOE/MF/D/V A drug Free Workplace Fireplace Fixture 600 i $1695. -Now $995. H
Vault Cashier $9.50 per hour Firewood 605 (863)675-2596/234-9691 lii
Furniture 610 COMPUTER running Win- ii
INTERVENTION SPECIALIST Furs 615 dows XP & Microsoft 2003.' M I Is MARE AQHA, child safe.
We are also seeking candidates Health & Reducing 17" monitor. Complete sys- Good for beginning barrels.
for these professional positions: Big Cypress Reservation Equipment 620 tern. $250 (863)763-2034 Honda powered Generators at $1000 (863)675-4981
Heating Equipment/ everyday low prices! Ready
Database Analyst Human Resources Generalist Work with Family Services and Education Supplies 625 DELL NETWORK COMPUTER- for immediate shipment. iiiiii II
Financial Analyst PC Support Technician Departments to provide counseling services Household Items 630 Win. P, Word, Games, 3,000 kw to 15,000 kw. Call
Jewelry 635 Complete $150. 888)483-8722 ou r
to students at home and school. Develop and Lamps/Lights 640 (866)855-0158 8877)807-8722.24 hours. GRAVELY PROMASTER 100 -
Benefits available for all employees follow a Truancy plan. Bachelor's degree in Luggage 645 NEON SIGN- 3 50' cut, low hours, zero turn,
:www.theseninolecasino.com Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental Medical Items 650 ii NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum, $1100 (863)447-2130 ..
p th/Swww.theseminoliecasino.al MSWrd Ace E el, Miscellaneous 655 Lights up, Nearly new, P
Apply in person at 506- S. 1 Street, Immokalee, FL Ot wor es, xel, Musical Instruments 660 KNIFE MAKING- Acotylene $1000. (863)634-1909 PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
Apply in person at 506 1 Street, Immokaee, L Outlook. Willing to workflexible schedule, office Supplies/ /Oxygen tanks, hoses & gaug- good condition. $75.
1-800-218-0007 Fax resume to (954)967-3477 Equipment 665 es, drill presses, multi grind- ROLLING TOOL CARRIER- (863)763-8943
The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace Pets/Supplies/ ers, $2000 (863)763-9527 good for carpenter orme- RIDING MOWER Saber/John
Services 670 chance $25 (83)801-5353 Deer, 38" cut.
Photogra hy 675 (863)673-3620
SALES ASSOCIATE, GAS/C. STORE Plumbing Supplies 680
Looki g for a career services Big Cypress Reservation Pool Supplies 685 BEDROOM SET-5 piece, RIDING MOWER-Mastercut
Bi01CypresscReservationsRestaurant dresser w/hutch, bureau, 14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
Excellent communication skills, good manual nt 690 nightstand, head/foot board GUITAR, IBANEZ, Left handed deck fair, good for parts, or
With a C0111p811V vou rn.7, B7 Excellent communication skills, good manual Satellite 695 $500eg (863)824-8703 $200. (863)763-9527 cO cart $100 (863)357-1236
w ith. a- cow..... Y U |- -. 1 -. skills, cash handling experience, positive Sewing Machines 700 GUITARS (2) 1 black Austin ROTO TILLER- Troybilt, 6HP,
Can grow with .customer service attitude. High School Sporting Goods 705 CHINA CABINET- Large, Very 6 string. 1 Secova 6 string $499 excellent condition,
bcan grow with? Babysitting 405 Diploma or GED. Flexible working hours. Stereo Equipment 710 nice, Lighted, Light wood, Spanish style. $225 for both (863)763-6701.
Child Care Needed410 Salary: $8+ starting based on exp., fuel & Tickets 720 orwillsep.(8)47-191
Are you self motivated? Child Care Offered415 food allowance, incentives. Excellent benefits Tools 725 DINETTE SET- 7 pc. glass top PIANO, JANNSEN, Beautiful
Do you like meeting new people? trutionered42 (medical, dental, 401K). Fax resume to Toys & Games 730 table, 6 chairs, 36x60,Rat- sound & beautiful pc. of furni- Okeechobee Livestock
Are you oe m puti ner ltera e? Services Offered425 VCRs 735 tan, $150. Must sell. ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac- MarketSalesevery
Are you computer literate? nsurance. 430 (954)97-Wanted to Buy 740 (863)357-1364. rifice $1200 (863)763-9608 Mon. 12pm & every
Medical Services435 M 12 0 &every
If so, this could be the opportunity Medical Services435 DOUBLE BED- Box spring & Pes/ pl i Tues.11am. 763-3127
you have been looking for. HELP WANTED mattress & frame. Good GOAT r s
Full and/or part time Educa-TIn/ESEof Moorehav condition $40. BUCK GOAT for pet. 9 mos
SilANNE-TIUESofMoorehaven 863467-9892 old, $65 LaBelle area. ROUND PEN- galvanized, 2"
positions available. ELIVEROURPRECIOUS Executive Secretary ll Hendry County Extension Ave&stSt. Open STEREO CABINET- light (863)675-4981 pipe rails, 15 panels with
CARGO: BeaHendry Office. Assist Director in organizing and supervis- Wed.- Sat. & maybe Sun. wood, glass door, 20" wide, METAL DOG CRATE- 36x24 gate, purchased in'05, $995
The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee County School Board Bus ing a busy office. Strong administrative/account- Forsewith unusual taste 48"tall. $15(863)467-8681 with tray, asking $20. neg.(863)801-6220.
ig bu ofc.to adnsai/cut We buy & sell estates.
Bulletin are looking for bright, self- T0ver.Contactthe ing skills are-needed. Advanced knowledge of (863)946-9100 WINGBACK CHAIRS- 2, Like (863)675-1033.
starters with computer skillsand Trapo863-674- Deptorat computer and osftware such as Excel, Word, new, Dark blue, $200. Will NANDY CONURE PARROT, Rentals
labetrs p io n wh are Cheryl Jameson at PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Quickbook Accounting.I separate. (239)645-3620 very sweet, $160 with cage.
reliable transportation who are will- jamesonc@ Must have good people skills, ability to work inde- CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment E Cl(863)673-5038 RENT
ing to learn newspaper advertising hendry.k12.fl.us pendently and be self-motivated. Position closes Size, Electric, New Paid -ui --I PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female, I ..EN
sales from the ground up. November24, 2005. $325 asking $200. neg. $75 (863)675-0247.
If you have what it takes, you Okee (863)357-2233 CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,Apartments 905
If ou have wht it takes ougood bat/charger, $1599. YOUNG DOVES- various col- Business Places 910
could be the outside salesperson EARN DEGREE online from Custodian opening prior custodial experience DRYER- GE, white, runs good, (863)697-1350/763-2063. ors $25 each. Commercial
home. *Medical, *Business, needed. Must be able to work evenings. $75 (863)675-0104. La (863) 675-6214 after 6 pm. Proprty 915
in these fast growing markets. *Paralegal, *Computers. Job Belle EASY GO Good cond. good LaBellearea. Condos/
Puae&Fna nAsaif uam- Applications and job descriptions can be obtained MICROWAVE Works good. battery & charger. $799. I Fam Prophery -R 920
Our company offers: fy. (866) 8582121 from the HR Dept. in the courthouse in LaBelle or $10 (863)763-5120 aft. 3 (8623) 7h632 or6 RenT _oue nt 9 9250
a unique work environment www.onlinetidewater- the sub-office, Clewiston. Vet Pref. EE0. Drug p.m. Cu C, 20 H TU L House Rent 930
potential for advancement tech.com. free. Applicants needing assistance in the applica- REFRIGERATOR & STOVE GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000, HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent Land Rent 935
o entia r ad n ent tion process contactthe HR Dept stove is self cleaning & elec- Gas, Reconditioned. Low condition, 18 jets, Seats 6 Resort Property -
competitive pay and benefits process contact$150 both or will separ- hours w/top & windshield, adults $1499 Rent 945
life and disability insurance stress Ruining Your Life ---------------- ate. (863)673-3620 $2450. (863)675-1472 (863)983-7751 Roommate 950
l 401 (K) plan Hard C 8 A 7N 2 -S b 2y R 2 L VISION ACE HARDWARE lent condition, whte, $150. Electric w/36 volt battery
generous time off program or send $7.99 to Dianetics, (863)357-0709. charger. Reconditioned. FREE 4-ROOM DIRECTV Rn9
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam- WASHER $75. $1295. (863)675-1472 W/INSTALLATION! FREE
Email your resume to: pa FL 33607. Now hiring a Floor Manager and (863)634-0779 MOTDVRT FREERE EDVD HPLAYER I3I
jkasten@strato.net OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy more Floor Sales Associate positions We offer WASHER/DRYER white, MAX! ACCESS 225+ CHAN- 1,2&3BEDROOMS
SfreedomX Travel without can- 401K, medical, and great discounts large capacity, upright. Both SHOT GUN- Remington, 1187 NELS. 100% DIGITAL HOUSES& APARTMENTS FOR
An equal opportunity employer sisters Oxife's lightweight, IWith pa.work well. $300 for both semi,auto. New deer gun CONDITIONS APPLY. CALL RENT. No pets.
An equal opportunity employer sr Oxlnces tt n with competitive pay. (850)519-2160 LaBelle $435. (863)467-7838 NOW (866)500-4056. Call (863)983-4436.
your car & in your home. I Inquire within at 310 East Sugarland Hwy. I ____ __________________
U.S.A.- made Warranteed I orcll MNein (83)8-85 I I!1 ^^f?^ I
Seminole Tribe of Florida Health Department (800)780-2616 www.oxi- Or call Nevin (863)9a83-8353
has opening for a Medical Social Worker. Coor- feinc.com.- -. __--_-------------- ---- WASHER/DRYER White,
dinate medical care with clinic & outside provid- -* used. good condo. $60 wil lD IN G A N EW SPAPER
ers. Provide assessment & prevention services. H I READING A sep. aft 3 pm
Provide counseling to patients regarding medical (863)763-5120 RP f
careMS degree in social Work, Psychology, ALL Accidenis & injury NEW SELF STORAGE NEWSPAPER
care. M degree in social Work, Psychology, Claims. AUTOMOBILE, 46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15, i""VI -ii ft
Mental Health or Family Therapy or Bachelors BIKE/BOAT/BUS. ANIMAL 10x30, 12x30,15x25.Full UEIIX YflI


degree with min. 2 years exp. Min. 1 yr. clinical BITES, WORKERS COMPEN- electric, secure on Commerelo /
exp. w/dual diagnosis patients (Chemical SATION, WRONGFUL St. 350ft.fromClewiston GET INVOLVED IN s/
Dep./Mntal Halth). Valid FL Dvers Lic. req. DEATH, NURSING HOME IN- Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
Dep./MentaHealth).Vanl~id JURIES. "Protect Your 863-983-2808, after hrs. THE COMMUNITY
Resumes to galtmanosemtribe.com or fax: Rights" A-A-A ATTORNEY 863-983-897 SCHWINN, 1955- Original
*954-967-3477. www.semtribe.com (800)Refe733-5342 Service condition, $900.
(800)7 (863)467-5756.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS / leads you tIo the best
children, etc. Only one sig- Find it faster. Sell it sooner
FOOD SERVICE ASSnature required! *Excludes intte classfieds products and services.
FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE/COOK govt fes! Cl weekdays
Big Cypress Reservation 00)462-2000, ext.600. 3.WEEK BUILDING SALE
dam-7pm) Alta Dievorce, aweonder "Last Chance!" 20x26 Now
Excellent Communication skills, good manual LLC Established 1977newspper $3995. 25x3 $5700. 30x4
skills, cash handling experience. Exp. as a NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal readers hove ers. Meets 140M.P2,9H. High-
fast order cook preferred. Positive customer Defense & Personal Injury.re ers M ee 0. Hngh
serviceattitude. HighSchool Dip. or GED. *Felonies *Domestic Vio- -moreun r available. Oneernd
Flexible working hours. Salary: $9 per hour lence *Misdemeanors *U READING A (800)668-5422.
based on experience + fuel & food allowance, *Wrongful Death. "Protect mNeWsPAoParoom SHED-8 xl10, wired, vinylr0
incentives. Excellent benefits (medical, Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney dIn~,t ipron. No siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
dental, 401K) Fax resume to: (954-967-3477) Referral Service wonder nowpaperr oden must see!! $1295
(800)733-5342. "* .m.e.. suomuit (863)467-2153.


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Hurricane Sale!! This One W i ll


Luan B.
Walker

863-677-1010

ONLY W- 9 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now
lot and home only $145K LUTZ
BUILDERS
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH-
ING POLE $269.9K
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty
1.25 acres wIllrtk Bhs on end of
street next tQ JU tId/2 ba sin-
glewide. No Vn rrnrou find this
@ $69,900
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area
with Oak n as with
Culvert n rcjI I a. Only
$71.9k
Montura Tract 1.25 ac N Mayoral
St. at end of street next to canal.
High, Dry & Cleared $45K
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St.
next to canal. Very nice lot. High,
Dry & Cleared REDUCED $40K
SCBS .- "cr:..n

road. A steal @$129,900
RENTAL 3BD/2BA w/pool on 2 acres
just 2 miles outside town. Some fur-
niture included $1,800 per month


Ask Us About Our
New Talking
House!!


Glenn A.
Smith
863-983-3508


1) River Front Beautiful 4 bedroom/2
bath (over 2400 sq.ft.) mobile home on
the Caloosahatchee River. Porch on the
rear of home overlooks the river. Dock
rights are available with permission from
Corps of Engineer. Location, location,
location for only $524,900 See pictures
an other information on realtor.com.
MLS#: 205086164
2) North side 3 Bedroom/1 bath home
on Circle Dr. Hardwood flooring, large
lot-1/3 of an acre. Great location at a
great price. $109,900 MLS#:
200526258


3) Port Labelle Lot Buildable lot ready
for your new home. Call me to help you
throughout the building process.
$59,900 MLS#. 200512627
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen/laundry room. Great
location-1/2 block from Pine Cone.
Priced to sell at $119,900
MLS# 200520638
5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new
mobile home ('05 Homes of Merit) on
small lake. Oversized living room w/fire-
place, Stainless Steel appliances, large
bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Beautiful
home for only $134,900
MLS#200514068 for pictures and more
info.
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath mobile home on 2.5 acres. Located
at the end of the street for privacy. Oak
and pine trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 Pictures and more informa-
tion on realtor.com.MLS#: 200514439
We are proud to welcome
Sarah A. Williams to the
Sugar Realty Team!


Teri L.
Rangel

863-228-1142

Deal Fell Through
Arso ithi
6.On 1ffj W iuandl
1.25 ac $109.9K
Hot Deal on Northsidell!
Immaculate 4/2 with Over 2,200
sq.ft. outside kitchen & heated
pool.
New Listino
3/2 irk and

Need Land? Got It!
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5K,
New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!$169.9K
Country. Living at its Best.i!
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$169.9K
For Rent!.!
3/2 manufactured Home in Ladeca
Acres.
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
Hurricane Blow Out Sale Bring All
Offers ludy's Place
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun
atmosphere & pool tables for
ONLY $260K!!!
lust Reduced 34.8K
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY LOT WOW!!!
1.25 acres of land in Montura
Ranch Estates
71.225 ,of
Pote ft,.RflR9*
You want country livin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5


Chau aine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
ie Bibe oe ispal

One ofa kind!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtorcom
MLS#200521924.
FLAGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end
of road wit t 1r carport.
786 Sq. F that is a
mechanics .~ ImTe needs
major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900
Pioneer Plantation Tracts
2.5 Acres on Tampa Ave.
Paved road & heavily wooded
corner lot.
Reduced to $82,000.00.
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 11th Street.

Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Montura Tracts

N. Utopia, heavily wooded
@$39,900.00
S. Romero, next to canal
@$40,000.00
S. Live Oak, next to canal
@$40,000.00
S. Zambra, next to canal
@$41,500.00
Hunting Club, corner lot on
paved road @$45,000.00
Hunting Club, corner lot on
paved road @49,500.00


M Mai


Blow You Away!!


rshall
3erner1


863-228-3265

New Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem. Call with Best Offer.
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25
acres @ $49,900
New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.
Montura! S.Palamino. $39.5K


Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

CLEWISTON I t TALKING
HOUSE, a l.afffp a Del Rio.
3/2, pool, ltUmiiany extras
great location oered *- 5$259K
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


Sam J.
S Walker


863-677-1013


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
1 2,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Pioneer! 2.5 P fj1Vs-d Tract in
Pioneer. $59,9OOrmtl access.
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1 782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K
Ready To Move Into a New
2bd/2ba Mobile Home? High and Dry
1.25 Ac Lot Has Been Cleared. Fenced
and Cross Fenced. @ $11 OK.


Enrique
Acosta
305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
2.5 AC imrVr vi h septic,
well & ele w tk-d on
paved road @ $109,900
Dell Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
fence vepw lic "I3,'00
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900


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5.New Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
Under for Details 2BR 2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
2BR, 2BA Pool Lake garage w/ guest suite on 3BR, 2BAMontura 1.25acres
Harbour$180,000 12.80 ac. Call for details 3BR,2BA, 1.25 9 c. $160,000
2 Houses Lake Harbor CBS T'i-Plex Unitl 4BR, 2 Lots 1.25 side by side cleared
3B QIBA 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA $45,000 each
both $165,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 5 acres Pioneer $120,000
3BR, 2.5 BA $210,000 $279,000 COMIVMERCIAL
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 MOBILE HOMES Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2BA Flaghole 3BR, 2BA on lake 27 100'xl00' $550,000
$189,900 $120,000 Commericial Building 75'x120'
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 3BR, 2BA EasyUlfe$82,000 IdU +
$314,000 2 Mobile Homes each 4BR, 10
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story 2BA 30'x50' metal buildings Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
$216,000 2.16 acres $349,000 & Apt. $173,000
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood
$410,000


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Almost 2 acres!!! Call 4 Details

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roers:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505


1 )400Acres!!
Beautiful tract of
land that is perfect
for hunting. Wildlife
is abundant w/
deer, the occasion-
al bear, & a multi-
tude of small game.
Property is current-
ly being used for
cattle. $15,000 per
ac. Pictures & more
on realtor.corn
MLS# 200520411

2)Pioneer Plantation
4 Bedroom/2 Bath
Mobile Home.
Great location for
only $299,900
MLS# 205064357
3)Montura Ranch
2.5 acres at the end
of the street.
$84,000 MLS#
200521640


4) Del Monte Ave
Large 3 Bedroom/2
Bath home on over
1/2 acre. Great loca-
tion, only 1/2 mile
from the marinas &
Lake Okeechobee.
$259,900 More
information on real-
tor.com MLS#
200520398
5)Moore Haven 4/2
on 1/3 acre. Large
open kitchen. New
in '04. Listed at
$134,900 MLS#:
200521690
6)Montura Ranch
Estates 4 bedroom,
2.5 bath CBS home
on 2.5 acres. Too
many upgrades to
list. Must see at
$379,900
MLS#:200525558


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RESIDENTIAL- CLEWJSTON MaNTLR
*48R. I2B.&laH, Shetwcood 'Cleated 1.oreyd
SID, Newly Remodeled Ap~slom Re~duced 541,000
$84,000 iee-S8M
-L., 03R.BA P ,.1il n it 2 Aptmloco 2l!"2 V2 wios$110.000
Storage Sheds wlElectik(. S ~ ~oo
Nicely Landsarped. Olsdd Cypreig -a mr-ioveasexls
A Must See S 14U.00 Redsccd to 559.000
Waterfront ISRI2BA. MOO M2 Imm~oamht osa~~
SpacosInts eriorS 02S.000 310
LAIPUW 313R, B.SA Ob]Wd MH anus ud
*Listings Needed Cypteus 5145,M)5
3BR. 2BA. WMon wI%*gul 145.00D
A(*= HRAVEN *211R. 214 A.EI on 5-514 Ac,
-Yacht Club 3BR 2BA, 002.000
Modular Horame s~t $119000O
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$2290Ow 100 ulOO' l.st wvhtdg. ir-d
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- nimt Land Available
Call Jb1 Details


Townhome. Beautiful, totally
renovated.Everythingnepw. t si at Sa I
LeBelle, Efficiency lbr, Fur- Still time to choose your car- rp 15
wished. $450 mo. + 1st mo pet. For Sale or Lease option. ASHEVILLE NC, MOUNTAINS GEORGIA HOT LOTS Starting NEW MEXICO -16 acres Tennee terfron Se!
& 1/2 sec. dep. Must see! $150,000. Call GRAND OPENING! Large at$7,500+. HotSpngsVil- $24,990 Scenic region, 2.4 Acre Waterfront ae$9,9001l
(863)675-4847 561-241-0156/863-983-0156 Mountain Properties, spec- large, Arkansas. No credit views, canons, trees, rolling Dockable Building Lots from
tacular long range views of Check. Owner Financed, hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, $14,900! Cabin Package
Hurricane Wind Zone 3 surrounding Pisgah National 20% down. GA Coast & Mia- hiking, horses, great climate. $54,900. Call Now!
Manufactured & Forest, minutes to downtown mi Waterfont Pre-Construc- Power, great access. 100% (866)770-5263 Ext. 8.
OKEE, Female preferred, 3br, Modular Homes Asheville and the Blue Ridge tion. Realtor (877)468-5687. financing Call
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit. Land/Home Packages Parkway. Only 65 carefully GEORGIA PROPERTIES FOR TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY
priv. Must like dogs. $425 Complete Double Section, sculpted homesites offered SALE PARCELS RANGE North Carolina Gated Lake- LAKEFRONT LAND New
cromutil (863)467-6251 Setup &45,000C n 175+ acre gated commu- FROM 3 to 1000 ACRES ALL front Community 1.5 acres community on the TN/KY
From $45,000 nity w/ clubhouse, outsi. Pre- DEEPLY DISCOUNTED 1031 plus, 90 miles of shoreline, border. Just 1-1/2 hours to
STANTON HOMES hearth, and nature trail. Pre- TAX EXCHANGE WELCOME Never before offered with Nashville. Spectacular views
1-800330savings, E623 Construction Pricing, VISIT PEACH STATE AT 20% pre-development dis- of Lake Barkley.1 to 6 acres
SExcellent financing! www.farmandtimber.com or counts, 90% financing. Call from the $40s. No time re-

SI I nity wont lastong! Call Call(866)300-7653. (800)709-5253. quirement to build. Call
Now: (888)670-5263. Pre-construction condos and (866)339-4966.
MONTURA RANCHES-5 acres MMER STEEL BUILDING Land opportunities. IMME-
Business Places (Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots. CLEARANCE SALE All Sizes DIATE SIX-FIGURE EQUITY WHITEWATER LIVING IN THE
Sale 1005 Idealforextendedfamily. BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- Must Go 25x20, 30x40, units available. (Florida, TENNESSEE SMOKIES Gat-
Commercial 21/2ac,$80K. 1 /4ac,$60K. NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN 40x60, 40x80 other sizes Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, ed Waterfront Community
Property Sale 1010 Discount forS acres. THE COOL BEAUTIFUL available FREE shipping if or- Nevada) www.beachclubin- Riverfront and Mountain
Condos. Call Tom (863)673-5071 PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF dered by Novem er 14th v e s tm e n t s c o m Views Available, Prices Start-
Townhouses SaleiI015 WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab- (800)878-1343. (877)BCI-5020 Financing ing Low as $46,900. Final
Farms Sale 1020 ins, Acreage & Investments. Options www.allpointe.com Phase Limited Lots Call
ss Sale 102 RTLaBelle: Unit Cherokee Mountain Realty Mountain Home, Arkansas. FREE NO Obligation Financial Now! No Closing Costs Buy
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Lots Sale 1045 cess. Call 864 647 0817 or views. Upscale golf commu- restrictions apply.
Open House 1050 FOR SALE BY OWNER Coastal Living at it's Best- 864-247-1539. nity set amid Dye designed
Out of State 2 Lots inPort LaBelle Brunswick County, North NC MOUNTAIN 2.87 acres on mountains. Nearolin Ashevillest
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Resor Property esnearby, aved private ac- eng. Cal toll- hurcane damaged houses.
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gated riverfront mountain erty For Sale One hour west tains. New shell on secluded community close to Chatta- VACANT LAND
in sl e community bordering Pisgah of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL mountain site. $89,900. nooga & Knoxville. Commu- INTO BIG$$$$
Sle 1 i05 Nat'l Forest. 1-8 acre build- Great for enjoyment or in- Hardwood forest. Great fall nity lake access, boat ramp I will buy your vacant lot or
ing sites from the $50s. vestment 19.5 acres-$6,142 colors. Paved road. Near and amenities. Limited num- land for cash. Close in 1 week.
CLEWISTON: Community lodge/ recreation down $510/Monthly. Infor- parks & lakes. Acreage & fi- ber private boat slips. 1/2+ Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
ESTABLISHED GYM center & river walk. Call mation Call Glenn nancing available, acres from $30k. Call Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
FOR SALE (863)983-4436 (866)292-5762. (850)545-4928. (828)247-0081. (866)292-5769. 561-441-2800


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



FELDA M/H, Palm & Pines
Park, like new. 2BR/2BA, c/a,
16x52, FL room/storage
12x52, 10x16 storage shed,
$39,000. (863)674-5770
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd.
Priced to sell @ $118,500.
Call owner: 863-673-5071
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Mi


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment; Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355




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Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanol

Harlem! 3/2 mobile home with
shed, fenced yard, patio, and a fire-
place @$59,900.00
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDE MH in Montura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots of trees and storage
space @ $139,900.00

READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000

p Jerry W.
Smith


561-261-3444

Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BAon 1.25
Acres. Completely Fumished!@ $310K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Recently Reduced! Beautiful
3BR/2BA manufactured home on
1.09 acres in Montura. Nice floor
plan with fireplace makes this list-
ing a must see @ $107,325
New Flaghole Listingl! 3bd/2ba
MH on a nice 2.5acre lot, fully fur-
nished with all appliances included!
Great Deal going for $184.9K
New Listing! 2/2 mobile home in
Moore Haven. Nice yard with big
shaded oak tree. Concrete driveway
and fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps and Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: $79,900.00


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1)Tropical
#109 2/1 w/
Screen Room
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2) Tropical #8
Single,
Fenced, 3/2
A pliances
included



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4)Tropical Lot#1
3/2DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed


2160 W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
i OCHampion
t HOME BUILDERS CO.



Recreation I



Boats 3005
CamRpera/RVs 3010
Jt Siis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


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OZARK DECK BOAT, 24 Ft.,
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136


CAMPER FULLY FURN. Adult
Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782

STARCRAFT, POP UP CAMP-
ER, $800. (863)675-6070


SUNLINE '05- 28 ft, 4 point
leveling system, elec tongue
jack, twin 30 lb propane
tanks, CA, furnace, under
warranty, awning, SS appl.,
QS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er. In/Outside stereo system.
$18,995 (863)801-6220


HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200
SPORTSTER 1992, Lots of
chrome. Must see! Garage
kept. $5000. (863)467-5489
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7046


AIRSTREAM 32' Airstream
trailer ready to roll. New pro-
pane tanks and it all works
$2500 firm 994-7155


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4080
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013
CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
(863)675-0247.
VOLVO 740 ,'91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500
(863)673-5038



FORD BRONCO- '81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
$500. (239)248-7960


DODGE MAG WHEELS
(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
(863)467-1901.
FORD ENGINE, 329 & C6
Transmission. $400. or will
separate. (863)675-2558
LEER TRUCK CAP- for full size
short bed, alum, sliding win-
dows $150 (863)467-6805
MERCURY PARTS.- older mo-
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by soe-
Ing them In the classi-
fleds.


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TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
TRANSMISSION- Turbo, 700,
Rebuilt, $350. or best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
$2500. 863-763-7609
FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
RAM 50 '82, red, 2.61tr 5
speed trans, good cond.
$950/neg. (863)447-2130


JEERP '73, needs transmission,
$700. (863)675-6070
SUBURBAN '86 new tires,
rims & exhaust. Runs good.
$1500 or best offer
(863)467-7428


UTILITY TRAILER- 7x14, tan-
dem axle, heavy duty, $800
or best offer (863)781-0484
or (863)781-0193.


CHEVY VAN '89 Runs good
$1095 (863)673-3620
FORD AEROSTAR- '94, Cold
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.
(863)467-6423


Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE FOR BIDS
Barron Water Control District will accept
sealed bid proposals up to 11:30 AM,
December 1,2005, for the purchase of
one new Batwing Mower similar or
equal to a Rhina FR-15 Mower with:
15 ft. cutting width, Cat 5 C.V. front
driveline, Cat 4 wing driveline, deck
rings, front and rear chains, 6-15" rims
and tires and all other standard equip-
ment
A trade-in will be considered along with
the bid. Contact George Leicht at
863-673-2019 to make an appoint-
ment for an inspection of the truck.
Anyone interested maysubmit a propo-
sal to the District office at 3293 Dell-
wood Terrace, Port LaBelle, or mail to
RO. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida 33975.
For additional information call
863-675-0346 between the hours of
8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday Fir-
day.
The District reserves the right to reject
any or all bids with or without cause
and to accept the bid that, in its judg-
ment, will be in the best interest of the
District.
Ralph WNicholesn'
General Manager
96333 CB/CGS 11/10/05
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
COUNTY, FLORIDA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
PROBATE DIVISION AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. CP05-33 PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2005-025-CP


IN RE: ESTATE OF:
MAE C. PEARCE
(A/KA DOROTHA MAE PEARCE),
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAE
C. PEARCE, deceased, whose date of
death was July 12, 2005; File Number
CP05-33, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, Florida
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
'All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is November 10th, 2005.
DEWITT L. PEARCE
Personal Representative
Route 6, Box 995
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
J. Miles Buchman
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No..286311
Buchman & Buchman
Attorneys at Law, PA.
1317 W. Fletcher Ave., Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33612
Telephone: (813) 269-0300
95445 CGS 11/10,17/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 0SCA166
RANDALL HUTTO, and
KATHY HUTTO, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
CARL W. McCARTY, and
DORIS E. McCARTY, his wife,
BLAINE E. JARRETT
D.D.S., PA. PENSION TRUST,
and JAMES ALLEN WOLFFE
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: James Alien Wolff
Box 15 Rt. #4, Linda Road
Okeechobee, FL 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following described
property in Glades County, Florida, to-
wit:
Commencing at the South East comer of
said Section 25, Township 38 South,
Range 34 East, bear S 89 deg. 30'421
W along the South line of said Section
25 a distance of 213.45 feet; thence
bear N 45 deg. 48'00W W a distance of
250.45 feet, for the point of beginning;
thence continue N 45 deg. 48'00" W a
distance of 110.0 feet; thence bear S
44 deg. 1200"W a distance of 110.0
feet; thence N44 deg. 12'00" E a dis-
tance of 110.0 feet to the point of be-
ginning.
PIN A25-38-34-AOO-009B-0000.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on COLIN M.
CAMERON, Attorney at Law, 200 N.E.
4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled .Court on or before
Nov. 11, 2005, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for Oe re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on.9/30/2005. .. .
JOE FUNT
SClerkof Crcult Court
By:/S/Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTYCLERK
91138 CGS 10/20,27;11/3,10/05
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES BILLY BELLEW A/KA
JAMES B. BELLEW,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the estate of
James Billy Belloew a/k/a James B.
Bellew, deceased, whose date of
death was April 10,2003, File Number
200525-CP Is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida
33975-
1760. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attomey are set
forth below.
All Creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
Is November 3, 2005.
Personal Represntative:
/c Deborah Cardin
669 SE 2nd Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/DarrellR. Hil
DarrellR. Hill, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0908789
Perch and Hill, PA.
1154 Lee Boulevard, Unit 6
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 369-6106
4144 CGS11/3,10/05

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
November 18, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Cynthia Laramore
Bookcases, 2 drawer filing cabinet
(wood) small filing cabinets (wood),
and horizontal filing cabinets (wood)
96114 CGS 11/10,17/05

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at
7 p.m. at the Montur a Clubhouse,
Montura Ranch Estates, State Road
-833, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
pose of this meeting Is to transact
any and all business which may
come before the Board. If a person
decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with re-
spect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing herein
referred he or she may need to in-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
Sdence upon which the appeal is
based.
94859 CGS 11/3.1105

NOICETOPULIC .
The Hendry County Hospital Authority F-.
nanclal Committee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Tues-
day, November 22, 2005 at 10:00
a.m. in the Conference Room at Hend-
,ry Regional Medical Center, 500 West
ugariand Highway, Clewisfon, Flod-
do.
96064 CGS 11/10/05


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-1.659, 40E-4.091,40E-4.101
SUMMARY: 1) To acquire recording of a Notice of Environmental Resource or Sur-
face Water Management Permit for standard general permits in the public records
of trhe county where the property is located; 2) to incorporate the form for the No-
tice in the District's rules; 3) to provide an alternative noticing mechanism to
homeowner or property owner associations and facilitate the processing of re-
quests for conversion of surface water management and environmental resource
permits to the operation phase; 4) to make minor corrections to Appendix 6 of the
Basis of Review for Environemntal Resource Permits Within the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District and 5) to add references to previously adopted financial
assurance forms.
TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: 9:00 a.m., December 14, 2005.
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditorium,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For father information
please contact Anita Bain, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6866, or (561) 682-6866
ritermet abaln@sfwmd.gov). Appeals of any South Florida Water Management
District Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are
advised that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance
may contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at
(561) 682-2087 at least two business days in advance to make appropriate ar-
rangements.
96031 CGS/ON 11/10/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060669
C-23 CANAL HURRICANE DAMAGE REPAIR,
MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-23 Canal Hurricane Damage Repair, Martin County,
FL on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely sub-
mied bids will be opened and publicly read. Work consists of both canal bank
repair & dredging. Grading, grasping & Gopher Tortoise relocation activities are



All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It for
free from our webste Iww a tnsw by obtainlng a set for $150.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour DID HOT-
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
wrwnstwmd.gov.
95542 CGS 11/10/05

REQUEST FOR BIDS ON REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
BY CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, "the District", will accept sealed bids for the purchase of real
property owned by the District and located in Central County Water Control Dis-
trict, Montura Estates, Hendry County, Florida until 10:00 a.m. local time on De-
cember 7, 2005 at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewiston, Florida. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
after the specified day and time will not be opened. The bids must be sealed and
the envelope clearly marked "SEALED BID-REAL PROPERTY." The subject land is
generally described as follows:
1.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 5750 Montura Ranch Estates;
2.1.09 acre lot-Lot 11, Block 33, Montura Ranch Estates First Subdivision;
3.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 4336 Montura Ranch Estates.
The minimum bid for Individual parcels 1-3 Inclusive Is S45 000 00
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland III Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is S60 000 00
5.2.5 acres located atTr4326 Montara Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for onarcel 5 Is S90 000 00
Detailed descriptions and further information regarding the lands for sale may be ob-
tained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Secretary for the District or Doug Doherty
Manager for the District at (863) 983-5797, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Montura
Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Flodida 33440.
All bids shall be open and read aloud at the Districts regular meeting to be held on
December 7,2005 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at the Montura Estates Club House
located at 255 North Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidders are wel-
come to attend. The bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bic
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26,
2006.
The District reserves the right to relect anv or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
91090 CGS 10/10,27;11/3,10,17,24;12/1/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade an-
nounce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled for 5:00 RM. on
November 15, 2005 at the Adminstra-
tion Office in Osceola Center, 1204
NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle Glade, FL.
906367 CGS 11/10/05
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ure. Turn your trash
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in the classified.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Empowerment Alliance of Southwest
Florida is holding their community
elections for representatives from the
communities of Flaghole, Monthra
Ranch, Clewiston and Hooker's Point
to serve on the Board of Directors. The
elections will be held at the John Boy
Auditorium, Beardsley Room, 1200
South W. Centre Owens Avenue, on
Thursday, November 17, 2005 from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you have an
interest in the Empowerment Alliance
or would like to serve a the Board of
Directors, please plan to attend this
meeting a, ,
91817 CS11/10/05
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the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


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CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
REQUESTFORBIDS

Furnish and Imtall Two Pumps,
#1 on Hunting Club and #4 on Csabage Palm
Sealed bids for the manufacture and installation of two com pumps will be re-
ceived by the Board of Supervisors for Central District Water Control District,
hereinafter referred to as 'DISTRICT" at
475 S. Cabbage Palm St
Montura Ran Estates
Clewiston, Florida
untl 10:00 am local lime on November 21, 2005, for fuamishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction contract, Detailed Speciftications and Drawings which com-
prise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted In accor-
dance with theconitions Invitation to Bid. Instructions to Bidders and any
Addenda, if any, issued In relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read
aloud. Bidder is responsible to the delivery of bid and blds receIved after the
specified day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid upon is described as the manufacture and Installation of two die-
shi powered engines with vertical lift pumps capable of pumping 25,000gpm
each as specified In the detailed drawings and specficati prepared by Rock
Aboujaoude PE.A prebid meetIng seal be held on Navember 7, 2005s at the
Clubhouse at 10:00 am. Conslctione drawings and Specifiations may be o-
oned from Rock Aboujanude, RE. (contact peron) at 180 N. Bridge Street La-
Belle, FL 33935 r from CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Rocs
telephone Is (863) 612-0011. CCWCD phone no. Is (863) 983-5795.
Each bld must be submrtfed, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the District, In an
amount not s than five pert a per (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors sha
be declared on the prescribed Subcontirators Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on imie021.5g at 10:00 am in the
Club House located on 255 N. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiaton, Florida. All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder wig be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bonds) for the faithful performance of the Contract as pre-
scribed In the Contract Documents.
The Bid may be withdrawn prir to the dale and time of bid opening. Bid shall re-
emain open andi suhct to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days afterthe date of Bid opening.
In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have at licenses and
permits required by Federal, State, and local statues, regidations and ordinances.
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District wig
conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance
record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work
specified under this Contract Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such infor-
mation as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder's qualica-
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conformisg with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract or a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this 10th day of October, 2005.
ATTEST: Contral Distct Water Control District
By: Camr Heater
90507 CGS 10/20,27;11/3,10,17/05

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Legal notice is hereby given that sealed proposals wit be received at the office of
Sheeley Architects, Inc. Any proposal offered later than the date nd time stipulat-
ed below will be retuomed opened. The work for which proposals are to be re-
ceived consists of the following:
Greentree Saouth Pavilion, In Labelle, FL for the Area Housing Commissiaon of Clae-
wiston, Labelle and Hendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to
Sheeley Architects, up until 11:00 AM on Nov. 30, 2005, for furnishing of all labor
and materials, performing all work necessary and incidental as called for In the
construction of the Grentree South Pavilion n iLaBeile, FL This is a 3,200 SF
Community Facility containing laundry, lavatories and covered recreation area. At
this time and place all bids received will be publicly opined and read aoud. Pro-
posals shall be property and completely executed on a standard proposal form.
Working drawings and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Ar-
chitectural Firm, Sheeley Architects, Inc., 7800 University Point Drive, Suite 400,
Fort Myers, FL 33907. A deposit of $250.00 Is required for the first two (2) sets
of blueprints and specs issued to General Contractors, cash or check made pay-
able to the Sheeley Architects. This deposit is refundable is full upon retm of
these documents to the Architect within ten (10) days after the bid date other-
wise; the Architect shall retain the ft amount of the deposit Additional copies are
available at a cost of $75.00 per set, 50% of which is refundable epone return in
original condition. Additional sets require a 24 Housr notice prior to pick up. All
documents shall remain the property of the Architect, and shall be redomed to
their office whether or not deposit is refundable. The drawiogs and specircattons
ma examined at the bd e D Pte FL.
con tct wage ermnaion wOt be n 2 f05 o l n enral
and all sub-contractors. Bidders must submroit the following with their bid:
1) Proposal. 2) List of proposed subcontractors. 3) General company information,
Including list of references for similar type work. 4) Bid Form, RD Instructeon
1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment 3.5) RD Instruction 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachmaent
4.6) A completed and signed copy of form RD400-6, Compliance Statement
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
92909 CGS/CB 10127;11/3,10,17,24/05


RFP
The City of Pahokee Is accepting Propo-
sals from qualified engineering firms to
complete the application process re-
garding Hazard Mitigation Grant Pro-
gram In accordance with FEMA
requirements. Interested parties should
contact the City Clerk, 561-924-5534
Ext. 28 for a complete bid package.
Bids should be market dHMG P
#1561-194 and mailed to: City Clerk,
City of Pahokee, 171 North Lake Ave-
nue, Pahokee, FL 33476. Sealed bids
are due by 12 noon November 18,
2005. Bids will be opened at 1PM.
96397 CGS11/10/05


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FY&N




yard

Edward L. Ayen has been
appointed to introduce the
Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods (FY&N) program in the
Okeechobee region, which
includes Highlands, Okee-
chobee and Glades Counties.
The Okeechobee region is
faced with a growing number
of problems with regard to
lake and ground water quality
and natural resource degrada-
tion. The FY&N program will
initiate programs that will
educate participants as to the
importance of natural
resource protection through
responsible lawn manage-
ment.
The core FY&N programs
will target homeowners, gar-
den center personnel and
landscape professionals, with
recruitment of neighbor-
hoods, yards and businesses.
This will be accomplished
by distribution of information,
training and utilization of vol-
unteer groups and a yard cer-
tification program.
Organizations cooperating
with the FY&N program are:
University of Florida (UF)
Department of Environmental
Horticulture, UF Cooperative
Extension Service, county and
municipal governments,
Florida Lakewatch, Water
Management Districts, UF
multi-county Sea Grant Pro-
gram, and public utility com-
panies within the three coun-
ty area.
Mr. Ayen is available to
address interested groups
such as homeowners associa-
tions, voluntary organizations
and clubs. For further infor-
mation he can be reached by
calling the Highlands County
Extension Service office.
Phone: (863) 402-6540 or e-
mail: edayen@ufl.edu. Loca-
tion is 4509 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5837.


Burning yard debris can be hazardous


After a hurricane, many peo-
ple are busy cutting, sawing, rak-
ing and picking up yard debris.
Burning of collected yard debris
is discouraged.
The smoke from burning yard
debris can be dangerous to your
health due to the release of tox-
ins. Some trees and shrubs such
as the oleander are poisonous.
Other trees, such as mango and
citrus trees may cause severe
reactions to those with allergies.
Poison ivy is extremely irritating
to the skin and can be life threat-
ening when inhaled from the
fumes of burning yard trash.
The smoke of burning poison
ivy is as potent as the plant itself.
Inhaling the smoke can produce
a whole body reaction. This


could include serious, even fatal,
lung inflammation. Poison ivy
should never be burned. Anyone
who inhales the fumes from
burning poison ivy should quick-
ly seek medical care. Also, poison
ivy toxins can vaporize in smoke
and return to the ground when
cooled. This could result in a sur-
prise case of poison ivy.
Poison ivy is identified by its
leaf; consisting of three, pointed
leaflets, usually shiny in appear-
ance. Leaves are green in spring
and summer. The leaves may
turn yellow, and then red, in fall
and winter. They have light col-
ored berries. Poison ivy can be
found as an erect shrub; a trailing
shrub along the ground; or a
vine, usually seen growing on


trees.
There are three methods of
getting rid of poison ivy. One:
pulling by hand. Two: cutting the
vine and then treating the new
growth with a weed killer. Three:
applying a weed killer to all the
leaves.
The blisters and rash caused
by poison ivy is the direct result of
contact with the oily toxicant
called "urushiol". It is found
throughout all the parts of the
poison ivy plant. Once urushiol is
released and finds its way onto
skin, it can be spread by touching
other parts of the body. This
sticky, oily substance can be indi-
rectly spread from pet fur, garden
gloves, tools, clothing and other
objects. It is not spread from con-


tact with the blisters on the skin.
If a person is known to have
touched poison ivy, take these
steps. This will reduce the severi-
ty of the symptoms. Wash the
area as soon as possible with
soap and cold water. Warm water
may cause the toxin to soak into
the skin faster. Most people devel-
op symptoms within 24-48 hours.
The first symptom is severe
itching. Later, red swelling and
blistering occurs. In severe cases,
oozing sores develop. Some-
times, infection occurs when blis-
ters pop and germs enter. Relief
may be found in over the counter
drugs such as Caladryl, Cortaid,
Benadryl and Aveeno Oatmeal
Bath. One home remedy is to
apply whole milk to the affected


areas. If an infection is suspected,
medical help should be sought.
While cleaning your yards of
plant debris, remember to wear
protective clothing. Wear closed-
toed shoes, long sleeves, gloves
and eye protection, to prevent skin
contact or injury. Yard debris
should be placed at roadside for
pickup, separate from regular
trash. Do not mix with other dam-
aged home items such as alu-
minum, shingles, screening, insula-
tion, etc.
Clothing and tools used for
cleanup should be washed to pre-
vent poison ivy exposure. Pets
should remain away from yard
debris to prevent poison ivy from
getting on their fur.


Harris supports federal housing reform act


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Representative Katherine Harris
(R-Fla.) announced her support
for the Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act of 2005 (H.R. 1461).
The legislation responds to recent
corporate mismanagement of
Government Sponsored Enterpris-
es (GSE) by creating a world-class
regulator and establishing strong
safety and soundness require-
ments to prevent future problems.
The legislation also creates an
affordable housing fund and offers
opportunities for those displaced
by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
"The Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act is a key step to ensure
the dream of homeownership is
available to all Americans," said
Congresswoman Harris. "This leg-
islation takes necessary steps to


restore accountability by creating
the powers to strengthen oversight
while allowing GSEs to continue
their positive work of building
homeownership."
"Additionally, I am pleased to
support opportunities to provide
affordable housing not only to
low-income families and first-time
homebuyers, but also to the vic-
tims left homeless in the wake of
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," Har-
ris concluded.
The Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act consolidates Govern-
ment Sponsored Enterprises
(GSE) regulations and provides the
tools needed to oversee large
financial institutions like Fannie
Mae, Freddie Mac, and Federal
Home Loan Banks. The legislation
allows the GSE regulator to estab-


lish prudential standards on man-
agement, interest rate risk expo-
sure, and other operational issues.
The Federal Housing Finance
Reform Act of 2005 will:
Create a world-class regula-
tor with strong safety and sound-
ness, and control to oversee hous-
ing GSEs;
Merge the regulator of Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac the Office
of Federal Housing Enterprise
Oversight (OFHEO) and the regu-
lator of the Federal Home Loan
Banks the Federal Housing
Finance Board (FHFB) into a new
independent agency, funded by
assessments on the GSEs;
Organize the Federal Housing
Finance Agency (FHFA), headed
by a director who will be appoint-
ed by the President and confirmed


by the Senate with an advisory
board including the DOT, HUD,
and two nongovernmental mem-
bers;
Give the FHFA director bank
regulator-like powers.
The Federal Housing Reform
Act also establishes an affordable
housing fund, which will finance
housing construction for qualify-
ing low-income families and first-
time homebuyers. Additionally,
the legislation aims to provide
relief for those in need. For the first
two years, the fund will offer assis-
tance to victims left homeless by
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Safe-
guards will prohibit recipients
from using available funds for pur-
poses other than home construc-
tion.
Congresswoman Harris has a


long history of creating affordable
housing opportunities. Harris
authored the American Dream
Downpayment Act, which was
signed into law in 2003. Earlier this
year Harris sponsored an amend-
ment that successfully restored
$60 million in funding to the HOPE
VI grant program. Additionally,
Harris introduced the Housing
Affordability for Teachers and Pub-
lic Officers Act of 2005 which
would provide a one percent
down payment for teachers and
public officers.
Harris is a member of the Com-
mittee on Financial Services and
serves on the Capital Markets,
Insurance, and Government Spon-
sored Enterprises Subcommittee
and the Housing and Community
Opportunity Subcommittee.


Attorney general, state attorney file Wilma price gouging case


MIAMI Attorney General
Charlie Crist and Miami-Dade
State Attorney Katherine Fernan-
dez Rundle has sued a Miami-
Dade County man who allegedly
violated Florida's price gouging
law by selling generators for
grossly inflated prices while South
Floridians were without power in
the wake of Hurricane Wilma.
The lawsuit alleges that David
Medina sold generators off the
back of a truck on a south Miami-


Dade street corner for prices
unconscionably higher than what
the generators usually cost. Sell-
ing essential commodities for
unconscionable prices during a
hurricane emergency is a viola-
tion of Florida statutes.
"Hurricane Wilma caused
death and destruction across
South Florida, the results of
which are still all too evident,"
said Crist. "People are trying des-
perately to return their lives to


normal. They have been victim-
ized once, and we are deter-
mined to ensure they are not vic-
timized a second time by
profiteers."
"Price gouging is one of the
most callous acts undertaken
while a community is suffering. In
the wake of the tragedies that hur-
ricanes always bring, no one
should have the opportunity to so
coldly exploit their neighbors.
This court action is meant to take


the profit out of price gouging
while restoring civility to our dam-
aged community," said Rundle.
As Wilma struck Florida, Med-
ina, of Miami Beach, traveled to
North Carolina and bought 35
generators at a Costco store 11
larger models costing $529.99
each and 24 smaller ones costing
$279.99 each. He returned to
Florida and started selling the
generators at the corner of Coral
Way and S.W 87th Avenue,


advertising with a homemade
sign placed on the truck.
Medina did not have an occu-
pational license to sell the genera-
tors.
Medina allegedly sold the larg-
er generators for $900 each, a 70
percent markup, and the smaller
ones for $600, a 114 percent
markup. Most of the generators
had been sold before investiga-
tors with the Attorney General's
Office spotted the operation.


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Thursday, November 10, 2005


Spring the communities south of Lake Okeechobee