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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 24, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (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)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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st City to help residents build


Devopment grant
for community
The CDBG grant application
is available in the office of Com-
munity Development-City of
Belle Glade, 110 Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Blvd. West
(561) 996-0100 ext.607. This
application is available for Non-
Profit Organizations with a
501C-3 status. Any questions,
please contact city of Belle
Glade's Community Develop-
ment Office.

Candlelight
service planned
St. John First Missionary
Baptist Church, 600 South West
Eighth Street, Belle Glade, Flori-
da. Rev. Dr. Robert L. Rease,
pastor and congregation cor-
dially invite families, friends,
neighbors and the Glades com-
munity to come Fellowship in
their last communion candle-
light service of the year on Dec.
4 at 6:30'p.m.

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.

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 package of sup-
plies, give us their contact infor-
mation in Iraq. We want to
make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support
from their community. For
more information please con-
tact Elizabeth Cayson, Support-.
Our-Troops Wish List Chairper-
son 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 Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments
and referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by calling
(800) 468-6933 or log onto
www.stopaddiction.com..

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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE With more than
double the number of families left
without homes this year com-
pared to one year ago, officials
with the city of Pahokee are laying
out a game plan heading into 2006
that notes as its loftiest goal to help
residents rebuild their homes.
As victims of the storm prepare
to apply for temporary aid from
the government, the city mobilizes
to be there when the help runs dry.
The city manager is also


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Patricia
Williams Hood, a longtime
employee of Glades General Hos-
pital in Belle Glade, was selected
at this year's Chamber of Com-
merce Awards Banquet as citizen
of the year.
Ms. Hood, the nurse manager
of the pediatric, med surge and
telemetry units at the hospital,
was recognized for her decades
of service to the Glades, and her
unflinching devotion to the com-
munity in which she works.
Ms. Dolly Hand presented the
award to the night's top recipient.
"She has spent her life taking care
of us," Ms. Hand said at the
awards banquet.
Ms. Hood began her career
with Glades General in the 1960s,
ad has spent the rest of her pro-
fessional life at the hospital,
working the majority of that time
as a floor nurse a job her son
Dr. Chad Hood said "is the hard-
est work that a nurse can do."
In that time, Ms. Hood has
developed a reputation for being
a generous, gentle and loving
person. Having been born in
Northern Florida, she nonethe-
less hails from "the muck" and
has never been afraid of saying
so, Ms. Hand said.
"She was proud to be from
Belle Glade, even during our
darkest hours of the AIDS epi-
demic of the 1980s, a time when
she spoke positively and publicly
and passionately about the good


presently concerned at how the
government is responding to the
needs of the citizens.
So far, a number of families
have been relocated to areas out-
side the city, a move that Ms. Lati-
more said will end up ultimately
costing the city in lost revenues.
They have been given places to
stay as far south as Ft. Lauderdale,
with some going to Riviera Beach
or Vero Beach to find relief from
the devastation of the storm. The
rest are still in local shelters, wait-
ing for FEMA to help.


The move to relocate them is
opposite to what the city is explor-
ing.
The time to think big comes
now, said Ms. Latimore, when an
estimated 400 families are now
without a home thousands of
people who just a few months ago
had a place to stay and a roof over
their heads. Now they worry over
where the next day will find them.
"They're not sending them just
around the corner, because there
isn't anything around the corner,"
Ms. Latimore said, adding she'd


The Fire Department collectively thanked Fire Chief Steve
Rice, far right, for his outstanding service to the community.


in our community," said Ms.
Hand. "She delivered this mes-
sage with compassion and prb-
fessional expertise to audiences
from West Palm Beach to Wash-
ington, D.C."
Ms. Hood was grateful for the
acknowledgement.
"Some of you had babies,
some of you fell off ladders," Ms.
Hood remembered with affec-
tion. "Thank for the opportunity
to serve you, it made me what I
am."
The event was held last week
at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center in Belle Glade, one week
after its original date, the event
being postponed due to the hur-
ricane.
The theme for this year's ban-
quet was Hawaiian, with tropi-
cal-themed shirts and dress


encouraged. Reverend Gary
Folds served as the master of cer-
emonies.
Awards honoring outstanding
contributions in the area were
handed out prior to the
announcement of citizen of the
year.
Ken Lutz presented David
Meeks with the President's
Award for his involvement with
the Chamber of Commnerce, pre-
senting also the Community
Pride Award to Glades Ford.
Warden E.A. Stepp stepped
up to the podium to recognize
this year's Correctional Officer of
the Year, Eugene Grantlin, a man
honored for his leadership in the
pastyear.
See Banquet Page 9


like to change that.
Her plan, broken down into
basic terms, means helping resi-
dents to build an estimated 300
units of residential property within
the city a plan the city had in the
works long before the hurricane
struck, but which is now moving
ahead in full force.
It is exactly what the city and its
residents need at a time like this,
the city manager said. Why the
need to build temporary housing
units that can in the future fall to
the same fate that dozens of


homes did just weeks ago: Com-
plete devastation.
According to Ms. Latimore, the
city will be working with Nova Uni-
versity in the endeavor, with the
college already having helped the
city to write a grant seeking fund-
ing for the program. If the city is
successful in obtaining the fund-
ing, the next step will be to imple-
ment a capacity building center
. made up of local agencies that will
specialize in helping residents get
See City Page 9


South Bay



to resolve



water issues


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY They were a
desperate few weeks for resi-
dents in South Bay. All the gunk
and trash from the hurricane
had formed a cork at the water
plant's intake, making for a diffi-
cult time for public service offi-
cials to return the water's flow-
ing capacity back to 100 percent.
A shower for citizens became
a futile struggle, with a low-pres-
sure stream traveling throughout
the city's water system. Resi-
dents complained, and officials
did all they could to restore the
plant, accepting help from
numerous agencies that came
forward to help.
Last Friday, the city hoped to
remove a boil water notice after


days on end of not being able to
comply with health standards.
Samples of the water had come
back in normal levels and staff
only needed ain official stamp of
approval from the health depart-
ment to announce the lift. It was
the first sign that things will even-
tually be okay in South Bay, and
it could not have come at a later
date.
Following Hurricane Wilma,
the city of South Bay discovered
it didn't have power. Once staff
found a workinfig generator to
power the system, it soon
became clear that the generator
had not been the city's only
problem resulting from the
recent storm.
See Water Page 9


Maryland



suspect is



nabbed locally


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Palm Beach
County Sheriff's deputies arrest-
ed a man in Pahokee wanted for
murder in Maryland. The
deputies caught up with the
man, finding him hiding behind
a dumpster in Pahokee.
After his arrest, Hickman
was to be transported back to
Maryland to face charges.
Ellis Lee Hickman, Jr., 33,
was a fugitive from the law, the
main suspect in the murder of a
woman in Overlea, Maryland.
Baltimore County authorities in
Maryland say Hickman mur-
dered his neighbor, Rakiyya
States, following weeks of rejec-
tion by the woman.
The murder happened only
recently.


Officers responding to a fire
at an apartment in Maryland last
September found the body of
Rakiyya lifeless in her bathtub.
The medical examiner's report
revealed she
had died of
asphyxiation
and blunt
trauma. The
body
showed
numerous
stab wounds
to the vic-
tim's head Ellis Lee
and neck, Hickman, Jr.
and her fin-
gertips had been severed.
Officials believe the fire had
been set moments after the

See Suspect Page 9


People crowd city hall


looking for assistance


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Belle Glade
City Hall became a scene of chaos
last Friday. Hundreds, possibly
thousands, of people showed up
that day, hoping to walk away
with vouchers being handed out
by the American Red Cross.
When it became obvious that
the majority would go home
empty-handed, the people got


upset and were disappointed,
refusing to leave the scene until
they were helped. As the day
extended, more and more
showed, with law enforcement
officials pegging a figure any-
where from 800 to over 1,000
people that arrived that day.
Leaders and officials pleaded
with the crowd as one-by-one
they left, visibly upset. According
to the American Red Cross, as


well as city leaders, it was misin-
formation, rumor and gossip
together spread on a large scale
that caused the confusion and
fueled the uproar.
According to Red Cross work-
ers at the site, they had only pre-
pared to serve 12 cases.
The situation was only com-
pounded after Red Cross volun-
See Cross Page 9


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Mayor Steve Wil; on helped to calm down crowds of people
who went to city hall last Friday in the hopes of getting assis-
tance from the American Red Cross.


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Awards: Chamber banquet held


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Dolly Hand, left, congratulates this year's Citizen of the Year, Patricia Williams Hood.

Chamber holds annual banquet


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, November 24, 2005


Thanksgiving meal can be healthy too


Submitted to INI
Pet of the Week winner
Yo quiero pet spa! Okay, it lost its humor years ago, but
you can't look at Ringo and not do the joke. But unfortu-
nately, there is nothing funny about this week's winner
because Ringo came up missing after Hurricane Wilma
blew through the Glades area. Ringo's owners would like
nothing better than to claim their prize and have their
beloved pet back in their care. If you've seen Ringo,
please contact Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic in Belle Glade
at (561) 996-5500. Help out a devastated family in finding
Ringo and not only will Ringo get his day of pampering,
so will your pet. 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 Hospital.


In the Military


Martin Hernandez, Jr.
Private First Class Martin Her-
nandez, Jr. completed boot camp
training with the U.S. Marine
Corp in Parris p
Island, South

Marine
Corps recruit
training is a
most difficult .
and demand-
ing undertak-
ing, one in
which the best Martin
and the bright- Hernandez, Jr.
est of Ameri-
can's are transformed into United
States Marines. The training has
physically, intellectually and


morally challenged these Marines
to the limits of their endurance.
Private First Class Hernandez
was assigned to Platoon 2078. He
received a Meritorious Promo-
tion. This is awarded to one
recruit in each unit who demon-
strates high degree of proficiency
and has shown exceptional lead-
ership capabilities.
He was promoted in rank to
Private First Class. Currently Pri-
vate First Class Hernandez is in
Jacksonville, North Carolina
obtaining additional training. Pri-
vate First Class Hernandez is from
Pahokee and graduated in May
from Pahokee Middle Senior High
School. He is the son of Elizabeth
Cayson.


The holiday season from
Thanksgiving through New Year's
Day can be treacherous for
those watching their calories. It's
easy to overindulge at holiday
feasts. A traditional American
Thanksgiving dinner may have
2,000 calories.
Rethink the "traditional" din-
ner. The Pilgrims and Indians at the
first Thanksgiving probably did not
consume green bean and mush-
room soup casserole or marshmal-
lows on the sweet potatoes. Their
feast more likely included roasted
turkey and venison, fresh fish,
roasted ears of corn and baked
sweet potatoes. (Corn and sweet
potatoes are both native to North
America, and both plants were cul-
tivated by Native Americans.) A
"traditional" Thanksgiving meal


can be a very healthy and nutri-
tious one, with lean, roasted meat
and lots of fresh vegetables.
Drink lots of water. If your
body becomes dehydrated, you
might think you feel, "hungry"
when what you really need is
water. Be aware of the calories in
beverages. Beer, wine or other
alcoholic beverages are high in
calories. Juices may also be high in
sugar. If you are trying to cut back
on calories, stick with water or
unsweetened iced tea.
Eat a sensible, healthy break-
fast. Skipping meals may make you
hungrier and it may also cause you
to overeat. Skipping meals is also
hard on your metabolism. If you
are planning a big meal at noon, try
something like oatmeal or whole
grain cereal and fruit for breakfast.


Be aware of portions. Take
small samples of each dish. If you
are still hungry, you can always go
back for "seconds". Taking big por-
tions may make you feel obligated
to finish the food on your plate.
Be aware of the variety of
foods. Fill two-thirds of your plate
with vegetables and fruits.
Don't eat bread before the
meal, and try to limityour bread con-
sumption to whole grain choices.
Remember that moderation
is the key. Ask for a small slice of
your favorite pie, pleading that you
are already full from the delicious
meal. Having a small portion of
your favorite foods may help you
maintain your self control and
avoid a late-night binge.
If you are on a diet or dietary
restrictions under a doctor's care,


consult with your doctor before the
holidays. Ask what foods you must
strictly avoid, and which you may
consume with moderation.
At a holiday event with a buf--
fet, find yourself a place as far away
as possible from the buffet table.
It's tqo tempting to snack if food is
nearby.
Remind yourself that it is all
right to leave food on your plate.
Better to waste a little food than to
consume food that your body
doesn't need.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important for those who are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badlywith foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


From the Editor: Happy Thanksgiving!


By Mark Young
And so it begins.
Today marks the official kick-
off to the holiday season and as
this uniquely American holiday
engulfs us like the feast that
awaits our anxious gullets, may
we remember the true spirit of
which defines
Thanksgiving.
A celebration
of bounty, an
honor to those
farmers and
ranchers who
feed the world,
a day to glorify
in the warmth
of family of
friends, and a MarkYoung
moment in
time to give thanks for our bless-
ings.
Give thanks thanksgiving.
But let us not forget the wonder-
ful traditions that abound on this
special day. Sounds of football
echo from the living room to the
delight of full-bellied men who
struggle to keep their eyes open
as the Detroit Lions revel in their
only day of spotlight gridiron -
which is too much for any man to
suffer both the infamous turkey
sleep drug and the combination
of the Lions playing.
The sounds of dishes clinking
away in the kitchen as mom and
daughter tackle the chore of the
massive cleanup fill our ears like


an orchestrated symphony.
The smell of baked turkey still
hangs fresh in the air, creating
renewed visions of steam rising
from the stuffing, sparking
melancholy memories of dark,
creamy gravy breeching through
the dam of mashed potatoes,
oozing gently into the green bean
casserole adding flavor to a
wealth of rich delights. It won't
be long before the oven door
opens to release the wafting
aroma of mom's homemade
apple and pumpkin pies. The
scents reach the noses of those of
who have lost their struggle
against turkey dreams and visions
of hot apple pie with whipped
cream piled high on top fill the
mind's imagination as the heat
from the tasty treat sends the
melting cream into a fast flowing
cascade of snowy white goo.
And with great satisfaction the
feast has ended and the Lions
have lost another in an endless
array of yearly snoozers. Yes, tra-
ditions are to be revered, to be
held onto with the unbridled
devotion of a young child's
clinched fingers around his moth-
er's neck as she gently lays him
down for bed. Whatever the tra-
dition may be on this special day,
whatever brings joy and peace to
your family, celebrate it with
honor, with dignity, and with
love.
. Yes, this is a day to give thanks


Catfish, moonshine, and cattle on the' pea vine


Florida's rich pioneer spirit
comes alive when the South Flori-
da Community College Museum
of Florida Art and Culture
(MOFAC) hosts a series of pro-
grams in conjunction with its
exhibit, "Catfish, Moonshine, and
Cattle on the Pea vine: Surviving
on Florida's Last Frontier."
The opening reception will be
held Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and
the exhibit runs through Jan. 28,
2006. It is free and open to the
public. This exhibit is sponsored
by the Florida Humanities Coun-
cil.
The work of pioneer families
from the Lake Okeechobee area
and along the Pea vine Trail will be
depicted through photographs,
original art, demonstrations, and
video. Three panel discussions
focus on their importance to Flori-
da's history and economy.
Some of these pioneer families
made and continue to make their
living from cat fishing in Florida's.
Big Lake Region that area sur-
rounding Lake Okeechobee.
Other Florida pioneers drove cat-
tle or made moonshine to keep
food on the table. They lived along
the Pea vine, a trail that ran from
present day Kissimmee, south to
the shipping docks in Punta Rassa.
According to Jim Fitch, project
director emeritus, MOFAC, the
exhibit' is about "resourceful,
determined people who, con-
fronted with a rapidly changing
environment, made a conscious
decision to remain free of the
encumbrances of modern society.
They chose to follow their hearts.
Our story provides an opportunity
to meet these folks, understand


Submitted to INI/Deborah J. Bell
In the 1930s, Beedie Mae married homesteader, Edgar
Thomas. They settled on a piece of land along the Pea vine
Trail and built their dream house. Early settlers on the Pea vine
were, for the most part, not cattle ranchers but homesteaders
who supplemented their income by working as cowhands.


them better, and perhaps reflect
on choices we have made in our
own lives."
The panel discussion and
demonstration schedule is as fol-
lows:
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:30-5 p.m.,
"Catfish: Folkways and Traditions"
Leo and Judy Gillis will discuss
their lives as cat fishermen, and
Judge William Hendry will talk
about working in an Okeechobee
fish house as a young man. A cat-
fish fry and tasting will be held
outside SFCC MOFAC prior to the
discussion.
Friday, Jan. 13, 12:30-2 p.m.,
"Catfish and Cattle: History and
the Environment"
Moderated by Dr. James M.


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includes Audrey Vickers, journal-
ist; Dr. Hilary Swain, Archbold
Biological Station; and Iris Wall,
cattlewoman. The discussion and
a light luncheon will be held at the
SFCC University Center.
Friday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.-9
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per, storyteller; Michael Barkley-
Damboise, cowboy poet; and
Johanne Lauchman, Henscratch
Farms, Vineyard and Winery. The
discussion and a wine tasting will
be held at the Hotel Jacaranda,
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MOFAC provides an exhibition
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its art. The Museum also serves as
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to all those that give our lives spe-
cial meaning. Yes, Thanksgiving
is more than football, more than
turkey, and more than the Macy's
Thanksgiving Parade down the
crowded streets of New York City.
But with content in your heart
and satisfaction in your smile,
you already knew that, didn't
you? With the sounds of laughter
ringing through your home, the
meaning of Thanksgiving is clear.
And while for some, the
sounds of children playing are
but a distant memory, but the
meaning has not been lost and


has in fact been carried on in the
homes of your children and your
children's children. And while for
some, Thanksgiving is being
spent far from home in a hostile
land, the true meaning of Thanks-
giving is missed, but not forgotten
and pledges are being made that
next year will be the best ever.
Cherish these special times
and may today's happy moments
be tomorrow's pleasant memo-
ry. Happy Thanksgiving from all
of us at the Clewiston News, the
Glades County Democrat, and
The Sun.


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Awards banquet


Thanksgiving: A matter of perspective


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I am always struck by peo-
ple's reactions to major crisis in
their lives. I remember a man
who was at JW- '
death's .. 1
doorstep sev-
eral times and .-.
was brought ,
back by the
skills of his
physicians and
prayers of
family and
loved ones. Samuel S.
Two days after Thomas
his last sur-
gery, as he was "on the mend" I
visited with him to suggest that
we thank God for being with
him through all of the moments
when he might not have made it.
He was a bit upset as I entered
his hospital room his coffee
was cold! There he was, with a
real reason to give thanks and he
was concerned about cold cof-
fee.
I think about this past hurri-
cane. Everyone was really wor-
ried and then finally it passed
through, damaging almost 100


homes in our city and around
600 in the county. No loss of life,
though, and people began to
recover. Then came the respons-
es and complaints about
power being out. I listen to peo-
ple complain about no electrici-
ty and watched the power crews
working as diligently and rapidly
as possible.
There was one lady who
asked, "Am I going to be the last
one to get electricity back?" I'd
liked to have told her, "Some-
body has to be last" but I don't
think it would have given her
any consolation. She, and the
rest of us, passed through a life-
threatening, dangerous storm
and we were spared. The
Thanksgiving for our survival
gave me another perspective -
the electricity will come but in
the meantime, the really great
danger has passed and we were
spared.
Not everyone saw it that way
- there was no thanksgiving,
only a time to complain about
the latest inconvenience. Then,
the electricity was restored, but
again no great outcries of
thanksgiving. Next I heard,
"When are we going to get the


cable back?" "Why are they so
slow?" And there you have it -
we quickly forget the dangers
and trails, and how God guides
us through only to complain and
become angry at something that
inconveniencies us for the
moment.
The scriptures give us in the
Book of Revelation an image of
a great multitude in white robes
preparing to enter Heaven. They
were praising God for their sal-
vation and they worshipped
God, giving him praise and
glory, and thanks. Then one of
the elders asked John, "These in
white robes who are they?"
John is told, "These are they
who have come out of the great
tribulation (Revelation 7:9ff)."
Our salvation is earned not
because we had an easy time of
it, but more so because we were
faithful during the ordeals,
because we remembered Him
when the times of trail were at
our doorsteps. It is by being
aware that God was with us
when the times were tough,
then thanking him, and keeping
our ordeals in perspective. It is
going back when the crisis is
over and saying, "Thanks be to


God that gives us the victory..."
and seeing where we were deliv-
ered in spite of all of the com-
plaining and inconveniences.
This is Thanksgiving week-
end. I plan to thank God for
being with us when the winds
were howling and the tress were
un-rooted and the roofing held
and the damage that could have
been a lot worse. I will also
thank him for the other big
events in my life where I was
blessed, protected, and under
the shadow of his wings.
We have ever so much to be
thankful for at this Thanksgiving
time. All too often I hear about
those who forget the big things
and get upset over the little
things; some people seem to
lose perspective on what is real-
ly important and where God has
been with them when it really
counted. Others keep their
awareness and appreciation of
what is really worth being con-
cerned about, how God has
been with them through the
tribulation and they stop to
praise him. That's what Thanks-
giving is about that's what we
should celebrate and when we
should thank God on the day set
aside to do it.


Thanksgiving is more than "Turkey Day"


INI/Jose Zaragoza
David Meeks, left, accepts the President's Award from
Ken Lutz.


Eugene Grantlin thanked his peers for the Correctional
Officer of the Year Award he was presented with at the
banquet.


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A teacher, Lisa Trewhitt Earby
of Cleveland, Tennessee, tells
about reading one-on-one with
a first grade
student who
encountered
the words
"thank you"
for the first
time in print.
Hoping the
student would
use some of
her newly John
learned read- Hicks
ing strategies,
Lisa gave the girl plenty of time
to work out the words herself.
After a few moments, though,
Lisa decided to tell her the word
"thank". When she didn't
respond, Lisa said more emphat-
ically, "Thank."
The little girl responded in her
native Tennessee dialect, "I AM
thanking. I AM thanking." The lit-
tle girl got "thinking" confused


with "thanking" just because in
parts of the South, they are pro-
nounced the same way.
Today, maybe we ought to
"thank," I mean "think," about
"Thanks giving"
Someone once asked, "If
someone is addicted to eating
Thanksgiving leftovers, can he
quit cold turkey?" I love turkey
and all of the fixings, and I cele-
brate that our Thanksgiving can
last as long as there are leftovers
in the refrigerator. But Thanks-
giving is much, much more than
a national holiday set aside just
to celebrate the eating of a big
bird. And it's much more than
watching football. And contrary
to all the sales flyers that were
stuffed into our paper this past
Sunday, Thanksgiving is not
about shopping either. It's about
giving thanks for the blessings in
our lives. Thanksgiving reaches
completion when we share our
blessings with others.
When we share our bless-


ings, we create thankfulness and
joy in other people. And those
people praise God for our obedi-
ence, and they pray God's bless-
ings on our lives. And God bless-
es us in response to their
prayers. And the thankfulness
and joy start all over again.
When Mark Twain was at the
peak of his writing career, it is
said that his magazine and jour-
nal articles were worth $5 a
word very good pay in those
times. Taking this into account,
an enterprising graduate student
from Harvard University sent
him a letter: "Dear Mr. Twain:
Enclosed please find $5. Please
send me your best word."
A few days later, the student
received a telegram with this sin-
gle word response: "Thanks!"
"Thanks" may be the most
valuable word in our language.
It is definitely one of the words
that comes forth during this
Thanksgiving season. In the
1962 Thanksgiving Day procla-


mation, President John F.
Kennedy summarized the mean-
ing of Thanksgiving for us as a
nation: "Over three centuries
ago in Plymouth, on Massachu-
setts Bay, the Pilgrims estab-
lished the custom of gathering
together each year to express
their gratitude to God for the
preservation of their community
and for the harvests their labors
brought forth in the new land.
Joining with their neighbors,
they shared together and wor-
shiped together in a common
giving of thanks. Thanksgiving
Day has ever since been part of
the fabric which has united
Americans with their past, with
each other, and with the future
of all mankind It is fitting that
we give our thanks for the safety
of our land, for the fertility of our
harvests, for the strength of our
liberties, for the health of our
people I urge that all observe
this day with reverence and with
humility."


Letters to the Editor


Chief Albert Dowdell, left, gratefully appreciates the hard
work of Sergeant Jeffers Walker, this year's Police Offi-
cer of the Year.


Fire Chief Steve Rice gives the Fire Fighter of the Year,
Ron Veale, the opportunity to speak.






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Cleaning up begins
Dear editor:
The solid waste authority
would like to thank every resi-
dent of unincorporated Palm
Beach County for their tremen-
dous patience while we contin-
ue working to restore the county
to its pre-storm condition. It is
our residents' support that has
made the hurricane debris
cleanup process be more suc-
cessful and go much quicker
than originally anticipated.
In preparation of the second
pass and perhaps third pass
beginning in all areas sooner
than expected, we ask residents
o place all storm debris curbside
no later than Sunday, Dec. 4. In
addition to vegetation debris we
will be collecting construction
and demolition debris such as
fencing, disassembled pool
enclosures, etc. on our second
pass. We ask all residents to con-
tinue placing these different
types of debris in separate loca-
tions at the curb to keep the col-
lection process efficient.
Residents of unincorporated
Palm Beach County may contact
SWA Customer information
services at 697-2700 or (866)
792-4636 toll-free for additional
information. Residents of any
city, town or village should con-
tact their municipal offices
directly.
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Public Information Officer

Who do consumers bill
for higher fuel costs?
Dear editor:
Charlie Crist, Attorney Gener-
al As the 2005 hurricane season
finally comes to a close, it is
appropriate to look back on how
Floridians were affected. Tragi-
cally, some lost their lives, while
others now face the daunting
task of rebuilding.
First Dennis battered the
western Panhandle. Then Katri-
na and Rita
rumbled through South Flori-
da on their way to greater may-
hem in other parts of the coun-
try. Wilma was much more
tragic story for Florida, one that
is still being written even today.
Barreling through our state,
Wilma caused the loss of life and
a massive swath of destruction,
and left more than six million
Floridians without power -
some for as long as three weeks.


Wilma was responsible for sig-
nificant damage to the electric
power infrastructure and
destroyed thousands of utility
poles, leading to a blackout for
one-third of Florida's popula-
tion, mostly in. South Florida.
The losses are still being calcu-
lated.
Just weeks after enduring the
wrath of Wilma, millions of
Floridians received an unpleas-
ant surprise in early November.
Through an action largely unre-
lated to the hurricanes, but ill-
timed in the wake of those
storms, the Florida Public Ser-
vice Commission (PSC) granted
the state's major utilities permis-
sion to pass along fuel sur-
charges to Florida's consumers.
In the case of Florida Power and
Light, the PSC ordered an
increase at a rate beyond even
what the company requested.
These surcharges reflect high-
er fuel costs that the utilities -
Florida Power & Light, Tampa
Electric Company, Progress
Energy, Gulf Power and the Flori-
da Public Utilities Company -
have had to pay in recent
months. All were granted
increases of at least five percent,
and Florida Power & Light's
increase amounts to 19 percent,
adding on average about $17 per
month to bills of everyday Florid-
ians.
It should be noted that these
increases are not related to the
agreements negotiated this past
summer by our office and a
coalition of consumer advocates
including the Attorney General's
Office, AARP, the Public Coun-
sel, the Florida Retail Federation
and others. Those important
agreements saved consumers
more than $2.5 billion in basic
electric rate hikes requested by
the utilities over the next four
years. Nor do the latest sur-
charges reflect hurricane dam-
age suffered by any of the com-
panies those requests will come
later.
Power company officials have
stated that the companies are
making no profit from these sur-
charges, that they are only billing
their customers for their
increased costs.
Who do the consumers get to
bill for their added costs?
They have nowhere to go, nor
can private businesses just pass
their costs along to their cus-
tomers.
An easy example makes the
contrast clear. If a cereal compa-
ny incurs higher fuel costs of 30


to 40 percent delivering its prod-
uct to supermarkets it can't just
automatically pass that cost
along to consumers on every
box of cereal it sells. If it does, it
puts itself at risk of pricing itself
out of the market when con-
sumers chose a competing
brand that did not pass the entire
cost increase on to the con-
sumer. Put simply, the customer
has a choice.
As legal monopolies, the
power companies do not have to
worry about competition. We as
consumers do not have a choice
to buy or not buy their product.
We have to have electricity.
For this reason the Public Ser-
vice Commission was put in
place to serve, as its name pro-
vides, "the public". The PSC's
mission is to regulate the power
industry, as well as the telecom-
munications industry and oth-
ers, but most importantly, to pro-
tect the people. When the power
companies, however, can simply


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the pass through of these
increased fuel costs, the system
is no longer working and the
people are not being served.
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some of their profits to offset
their higher fuel costs.
Such a change would bring
fairness and some relief to con-
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companies to remain profitable
and an attractive investment in
Florida. Why should Floridians
be forced to shoulder this bur-
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Former fugitive 'Roofies' dealer receives 10-year sentence


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the sentencing of a Lee County
man for trafficking in the drug
Flunitrazepam, commonly
known as Rohypnol, or "roofies."
Christopher Michael Gray was
sentenced by Lee County Circuit
Court Judge Lynn Gerald Jr. to 10
years in prison and was ordered


to pay a fine of more than
$257,000. Gray was originally
investigated in 1998, but fled
before being captured in 2004.
In 1998, a confidential inform-
ant working with the Combined
Law Enforcement Against Nar-
cotics (CLEAN) Task Force pur-
chased 120 tablets of Rohypnol
from Gray in two separate con-


trolled buys. A search warrant
followed, and task force agents
discovered other narcotics in the
Cape Coral house shared by
Gray, 32, and his roommate, Jef-
frey David Clark, 28.
Clark cooperated and pled
guilty in October 1999 to one
count of trafficking in and one
count of conspiracy to traffic in


Flunitrazepam. He is currently trafficking in Flunitrazepam and
serving a 70-month prison sen- one count of conspiracy to traf-


tence.
Gray originally cooperated
with law enforcement, but then
fled the state. He was a fugitive
for six years and was appre-
hended in 2004 during a traffic
stop in Ohio. In August 2005 he
pled no contest to two counts of


fic in Flunitrazepam.
"Nothing is more important
than keeping our citizens and
their loved ones safe," said Crist.
"Women are at risk when in the
presence of anyone possessing
roofies. This sentence sends a
strong message that trafficking


in this drug is a serious offense."
Rohypnol is also called the
"date rape drug" because it is
added to the drink of an unsus-
pecting woman, who is subse-
quently incapacitated and ulti-
mately raped.
The case was prosecuted by
the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution.


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led to death
TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrests in separate cases of
two South Florida caregivers for
alleged abuse or neglect of elderly
residents of patient care facilities.
One of the incidents of neglect
is believed to have led to the death
of a resident at a Miami assisted
living facility.
The arrests, involving facilities
in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach
Counties, resulted from investiga-
tions by the Attorney General's


eIn LeParl .IV.iL 1l _IllUtll I I1
Families and the Patient Abuse,
Neglect and Exploitation (PANE)
Project.
"The outrage of these two inci-
dents is unspeakable," said Crist.
"These caregivers were
responsible for those in their care,
but instead allowed them to suf-
fer. In one case, we believe that
gross neglect resulted in the need-
less death of an injured patient."
The investigation into a death
at The Gardens at Kendall
revealed that facility administrator
Mayra Del Olmo, 62, did not pro-
vide prompt medical attention to
the victim after a May 9, 2004 fall


10:30 a.m., she did not receive
any medical attention until 5 p.m.
that evening. As a result of com-
plications from the injury, the vic-
tim died two days later. Del Olmo
was the administrator and main
caregiver at the assisted living
facility, which is located at 8820
S.W 79th Avenue in Miami.
The second incident was
investigated amid allegations that
certified nursing assistant Babette
Briner, 65, shook and struck one
of the residents at Sutton Place
Care Center, a nursing home
located at 4405 Lakewood Road
in Lake Worth. Briner was


In the Miami case, Del Olmo
was charged with neglect of an
elderly person or disabled adult, a
second-degree felony. If convict-
ed, she faces a maximum of 15
years iri state prison and a fine of
up to $10,000. Her case will be
prosecuted by the Miami-Dade
State Attorney's Office.
In the Lake Worth case, Briner
was charged with one count of
abuse of an elderly person, a
third-degree felony. If convicted,
she faces up to five years in prison
and a $5,000 fine. Her case will be
prosecuted by the Palm Beach
County State Attorney's Office.


Weekly Road Construction Report


Motorists are reminded to use
extreme caution while driving
through construction zones.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus Slough
to the bridge (4.6 miles): Construc-
tion project The roadway
improvements consist of resurfac-
ing the existing pavement, widen-
ing two section of roadway, con-
structing paved shoulders.,
drainage improvements, and
guardrail installation. Motorists
should expect a flagging operation
with a single lane for paving and
shoulder construction. The con-
tractor is Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: In the city of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project No
lane closures anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic
between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. while
crews work in this area.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project The
roadway improvements consist of
resurfacing the existing pavement


and modifying the U.S. 27/SR 29
intersection median. Motorists
should expect one lane to. be
dosed for paving operations. The
speed limit has been reduced in the
work zone. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
Hendry County
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crews sweep the roadway.
SR 80: From Ford Street to Cow-
boy Way: Maintenance project -
Motorists should expect intermit-
tent lane closures in the eastbound
and westbound lanes with possible
slow moving traffic while crews
work on cleaning the pipes in the
roadway. Flagmen will be on site to
assist with traffic.
SR 80: In the. city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should expect
possible slow moving traffic while
crew s eep the roadway. '


SR 80: From County Road 833 to
U.S. 27 (2.9 miles): Construction
project Roadway improvements
consist of guardrail replacement
and addition of new guardrail along
the eastbound side of SR 80, includ-
ing bridge rail retro fit at Johnny Boy
Canal Bridge. The contractor is
Highway Safety Devices, Inc.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to SR
80: Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect possi-
ble slow moving traffic while crews
work on guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewiston:
Maintenance project No lane clo-
sures are anticipated at this time,
but motorists should expect possi-
ble slow moving traffic while crews
sweep the roadway in this area.
Okeechobee
Countywide: Construction proj-
ect Crews will be performing
shoulder repair work at various
locations throughout the country.
Motorists should watch for lane
closures as necessary to move
equiinmeht inr ahnd' ot of th- -work


zones. The contractor is Weekly
Asphalt Paving, Inc.
SR 70: From W of U.S. 98 to W
of 7th Ave. NW.(0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm pipe installation and road-
way construction at various loca-
tions throughout the project. The
contractor is Russell Engineering.
Project completion date: Winter
2006.
U.S. 441: From North of Ceme-
tery Road to NE 131st St. in Okee-
chobee County: Construction proj-
ect Work to begin milling and
repaving. ARMI layer starting north
end of the project moving south.
This project includes widening
shoulders, ARMI layer, milling,
resurfacing, guardrail and minor
drainage improvements. The con-
tractor is Elmo Greer and Sons,
LLC. The estimated completion
datI':Wihter 2005.


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MEMBERS WANTED

The Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections office is looking for individuals to
serve on one (1) of four (4) regional volunteer
Community Advisory Committees:

North County (north.of Northlake Blvd.)
Central County (north of Gateway Blvd.)
South County (south of Gateway Blvd.)
Glades (Glades Area)
Community Advisory Committee members will
serve a one-year term and will make ongoing
recommendations to the Supervisor of
Elections for improving customer service.
Meetings will be held quarterly.
Qualified individuals should possess some
familiarity with the Supervisor of Elections
office or the election process and/or have a
background in either customer service or
community relations.
Mail your letter of interest, qualifications and
the region you are seeking to:
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections
Attention: Community Advisory Committee
Adina Serell .Lo,
240 South Military Trail .. .- ,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415 ,_-- /
No,later than December, 12.


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nation in the number of new jobs
created while the unemployment
rate was once again the lowest
recorded in the history of the
series using the current method-
ology (series begins in 1976.) The
number of unemployed has not
been this low since May 2000.
The state's seasonally adjusted
October 2005 unemployment rate
was 3.4 percent, down from the
revised rate of 3.5 percent in Sep-
tember and down by 1.4 percent-
age points from 4.8 percent a year
ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for October
2005 was 1.6 percentage points
lower than the national rate of 5.0
percent.
In October 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural
employment grew by 253,200
jobs over the year, growing at 3.3
percent, more than twice the


national rate. The national rate
of growth was 1.4 percent for
the same period.
Florida continues to see the
rate of job growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on data
from September 2005, the latest
month for which comparable
data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
growth among the 10 most popu-
lous states.
Solid growth continued in
Manufacturing, which gained
5,600 jobs (+1.5 percent) over
the year. Durable goods manufac-
turing gained 5,400 jobs, mainly
in transportation equipment
manufacturing (+3,500 jobs,
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about two-thirds of the manufac-
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Notification letter may be inaccurate


Victims are urged
to call back even if
you have insurance
ORLANDO Applicants for
federal disaster assistance who
have private insurance coverage
and receive a letter from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) saying they are not eligible
or have been denied assistance,
should contact FEMA if they have
needs beyond what their insurance
settlement will cover. They still may
be eligible for disaster assistance
programs after they provide FEMA
with the insurance information.
When registering for assistance,
the callers were asked questions
about what, if any, insurance they
had. If they said that they had prop-
erty insurance, they most likely
received a letter stating they are
being denied assistance because
they are insured or, as the letter
states, "INS-insured." In that situa-
tion, FEMA requires more informa-
tion on the insurance settlement
before a final decision can be
made.
"By law, FEMA cannot duplicate
what insurance already covers, or
pay any deductibles," Federal Coor-


donating Officer Justin DeMello
said. "But in some cases, FEMA
may be able to help, up to the
allowable program limits. Appli-
cants may want to reconnect with
FEMA after they hear back from
their insurance company."
Letter recipients should consid-
er calling FEMA again at 1-800-621-
FEMA (3362) after their insurance
claim is settled. In instances where
the damage is from flooding, and
the applicant had homeowners
insurance but not flood insurance,
victims may want to contact FEMA
right away if they received a denial
letter. In a case where the damage
to the structure is from flooding,
homeowners insurance would not
cover the damage so they should
tell the operator they had flood
damage.
"Certain applicants were initially
sent a letter saying they were
denied because they had private
insurance to cover losses," State
Coordinating Officer Craig Fugate
said. "This letter is not the final
word on the applicant's overall eli-
gibility for assistance if they contin-
ue to have unmet needs."
It is important to register with
FEMA now. Occasionally, the insur-
ance settlement process may take


several months before it is final,
perhaps even after the registration
period has ended. The deadline to
apply for disaster assistance is
December 23,2005.
Any applicant who receives a
letter from FEMA stating that a
claim for federal assistance has
been denied because of insurance
should contact his or her insurance
agent and request a "delay of settle-
ment" letter. That information,
along with any new or important
information that may have sur-
faced since they first registered,
should be mailed to the address
provided in the FEMA letter.
The applicant may also take an
insurance settlement letter to a
Florida State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) /FEMA Disaster
Recovery Center (DRC) where
recovery specialists will assist him
or her in appealing the denial or
updating their application for assis-
tance.
Any Florida resident with ques-
tions or concerns about how a pri-
vate insurance carrier has respond-
ed to hurricane damage should
visit representatives of the Florida
Department of Financial Services at
any of the Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters, visit the department's web site


at www.fldfs.com or call 860-413-
3132.
The most common reasons that
applicants may receive denial let-
ters declaring them ineligible for
FEMA disaster assistance, besides
an applicant having adequate
insurance coverage, include:
Damage to secondary home,
not primary residence. (By law,
applicants are eligible for FEMA dis-
aster assistance only if the damage
is to the applicant's primary resi-
dence-where the person usually
lives and was living at the time of
the disaster.)
Damage to rental real estate, not
primary residence, owned by
applicant.
Inability to prove occupancy or
ownership.
Failure to fill out and return the
SBA loan application.
If FEMA determines, that an
applicant is not eligible for a grant,
he or she should still apply for a
low-interest disaster loan from the
U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA). Among the other programs
that may provide assistance are Dis-
aster Unemployment Assistance,
free crisis counseling, legal and tax
assistance, and voluntary agency
assistance.


About the
post-hurricane
inspection process
ORLANDO The Federal
Emergency Management Agency's
Individuals and Households Pro-
gram (IHP) provides money and
services to people in disaster areas
when property has been damaged
or destroyed and when losses are
not covered by insurance. IHP
could provide money to rent a dif-
ferent place to live, to help replace
a destroyed home, to make mini-
mal repairs to your home, and to
cover necessary expenses and seri-
ous needs caused by the disaster,
such as medical, dental, funeral
and transportation expenses.
Currently, residents of Brevard,
Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry,
Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach, and St. Lucie counties
affected by Hurricane Wilma may
be eligible for disaster assistance.
Those in the counties designated
for assistance to affected residents
and business owners can begin the
disaster application process by reg-
istering online at www.fema.gov or
by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362),
or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the
hearing and speech impaired.
What happens after I apply for
help with FEMA?
As soon as possible after you
apply for assistance from FEMA, a
qualified inspector will contact you
to set up a time to see the damage
to your property that was caused
by the hurricane. Ask to see ID -
all FEMA inspectors wear a current
photo identification badge. An
inspector first examines any struc-
tural damage to your house, then
assesses damage to appliances,


such as the washer, dryer, refrigera-
tor and stove. The inspector also
reports serious needs, such as lost
or damaged clothing. Homeown-
ers should identify all known dam-
ages and tell the inspector if they
have a septic system or a well.
Inspectors do not determine
any dollar amounts for assistance.
They look at reported damage and
document it. Your losses will be
recorded and submitted for consid-
eration by FEMA. You will be asked
to sign a document saying that you
or someone in your household
was a U.S. citizen, non-citizen
national or qualified alien at the
time of the disaster. You will need
to present identification. To deter-
mine eligibility, property owners
should be able to show proof of
ownership and occupancy to the
inspector. The home must be your
primary residence. Renters also
need to show proof of occupancy.
Within approximately 10 more
days, FEMA will decide if you quali-
fy for assistance. If you have been
referred for a disaster loan from the
U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA), SBA will also contact you
and schedule an appointment to
reviewyour disaster-related losses.
If you get an SBA Disaster Loan
application in the mail, you must
complete and return the applica-
tion to be considered for a loan as
well as certain types of grant assis-
tance. SBA representatives are
available at Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters to help you with the applica-
tion. If the SBA finds that you do
not qualify for a loan, they will
automatically refer you to FEMA's
Individual and Households grant
program for help. If the SBA
approves you for a loan, they will
contact you. If the SBA finds that
you cannot afford a loan and refers
your case, FEMAwill contact you.


How do I contact the inspec-
tor if he/she called me but I
missed the call?
The FEMA inspectors are out
on inspections most days and
cannot be reached while they are
inspecting a home. You should
wait for the FEMA inspector to
call you again. The FEMA inspec-
tors will try to call you three
times to arrange an appointment
to inspect your property. Inspec-
tors will call your current phone
contact and alternate number if
you have given one. If any of your
contact information has
changed, call 1-800-621-3362 to
update the information.
How long will it take to get
FEMA disaster help?
If you are eligible for assis-
tance, you should receive a U.S.
Treasury check or notification of
a deposit to your bank account
within about 10 days of the
inspector's visit. Other types of
help may be provided later, based
on specific eligibility and need.
FEMA will also send you a letter
describing how you are to use the
money (for example: repairs to
your home or to rent another
place to live while you make
repairs). If FEMA decides that you
do not qualify for a grant, FEMA
will send you a letter explaining
why you were turned down and
give you a chance to appeal the
decision. Appeals must be in
writing and mailed within 60 days
of FEMA's decision.
I have insurance. I understand
that I must first work through my
insurance claim and provide
FEMA with a decision letter (set-
tlement or denial) from my insur-
ance company before FEMA
issues an inspection. But my
insurance company told me it
would be weeks before they


Right of Entries closed down


JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District, announces all
Right of Entry (ROE) collection
sites will close effective noon,
Wed. Nov. 23,2005.
"Operation Blue Roof is not
stopping," stated Col. Bob Car-
penter, Jacksonville District Com-
mander. "We will continue
installing temporary roofing until
all Rights of Entry forms have
been processed. As of today, over
16,000 damaged roofs have been
protected almost 50 percent of
our mission."
If you are still in need of tem-
porary roof repairs, please visit
one of the listed ROE collection


centers as soon as possible.
The Operation Blue Roof pro-
gram provides a temporary reme-
dy for roof damage sustained dur-
ing Hurricane Wilma. A
homeowner must first sign the
right of entry form before workers
can assess the amount and type
of roof damage and whether
installation of blue plastic will
constitute an appropriate tempo-
rary repair. Only primary resi-
dences that have sloped, shingled
roofs are eligible to receive a blue
roof. Roofs with greater than 50-
percent structural damage, metal,
tile and flat roofs are not eligible.
Right of entry collection cen-
ters are open daily from 8 a.m. to


5 p.m. unless indicated other-
wise.
Palm Beach
Winn Dixie
900 South Main St. (SR 80)
Belle Glade
Hendry County
Harlem Civic Center (mobile
DRC)
2000 7th St.
Clewiston
Stop and Go
Intersection of Main St. and
Immokalee
Immokalee
Bonita Springs Community
Center
27381 Old 41
Bonita Springs


Masilotti funds family day in the park


Commissioner Tony Masilotti
recently approved an inter-local
agreement for $1,000 in funding
for a "Family Fun Day" in the
Park for the Legal Aid Society of
Palm Beach County. The event
was held at Glades Pioneer Park
in Belle Glade and focused on


distributing information to the
citizens of the Glades area about
the various services available to
the community including educa-
tion of housing laws and the pro-
motion of homeownership.
"I think it's a great idea," said
Commissioner Masilotti, "They


included activities, games .for
kids, face painting, food and live
entertainment to all who came
out, and still managed to edu-
cate folks on what their commu-
nity has to offer, I'm happy to
support them," he added.


come to see my damages. Can
FEMA help?
If a decision on your insurance
settlement has been delayed
longer than 30 days from the time
you filed the claim, you may be
eligible for an insurance advance-
ment from FEMA. These funds
are considered a loan and must
be repaid to FEMA once you
receive your settlement from
your insurance company. Con-
tact FEMA if your insurance settle-
ment is delayed. FEMA will send
you a Request for Advancement
and Signature letter. You must
complete and return this letter
before FEMA can evaluate your
request for assistance.
There is an exception for dam-
ages caused by flooding; if you
have flood insurance, FEMA will
issue an inspection before receiv-
ing a copy of your flood insur-
ance decision letter to evaluate
your eligibility for temporary liv-
ing expenses because temporary
living expenses are not covered
by flood insurance.


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863.673.0066
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Thursday, November 24, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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teers, many of whom don't live in
the state, got their directions
wrong. They went south instead of
west and arrived much later than
previously thought, getting to Belle
Glade at approximately 1:30 in the
afternoon.
By then the crowd had almost
had enough. Some of them had
gathered at the site as early as four
in the morning, others later, at five
and six.
Mildred from Belle Glade, one
of the residents there, said, "My
windows were blown out, we
were flooded out and the walls are
mildewing." Mildred, like many,
said a friend of hers told her the Red
Cross was going to be at the city
hall distributing vouchers to those
whose applications the Red Cross
had previously denied.
Mayor Steve Wilson arrived per-
sonally at city hall to inform resi-
dents as to what was going on.
Crowded by desperate citizens, the
mayor explained that the Red Cross
was not there that day to distribute
any type of financial assistance to
new cases. "The people are frus-
trated, and rightfully so," said


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The intake that feeds off of the
water from Lake Okeechobee and
travels to the water plant had got-
ten so congested with debris and
vegetation blown in from the hurri-
cane that pumping water in from
the large lake soon became an
obstacle in and of itself. The trash
simply was not letting the city
access the water at full capacity.
Officials were getting ready to
draw water from an alternate
source, the build-up being so
extensive, but samples taken from
the secondary source were not up
to the standards of the health
department and the city was told to
abandon the idea.


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pre-qualified for homes.
It is basically residential devel-
opment on fast forward.
But it won't necessarily be rele-
gated-to simply affordable or low-
--income homes. Residents through-
out Pahokee will have different
needs and desires, Ms. Latimore
sed, the hope is to build a-range of
homes, all specific to each home-
owners' vision. Both the Pahokee
Housing Authority and Lakeside
Renewal Corporation, local enti-
ties, have expressed support in the
concept.
In the meantime, officials are
busy coordinating the temporary
housing issue together with FEMA
and the county. Concerns at this


Banquet

Continued From Page 1
Belle Glade Police Chief Albert
Dowdell was on-hand, presenting
Sergeant Jeffers Walker with the
Police Officer of the Year Award for
his contribution to area youth
through recreational activities and
outstanding outreach efforts. "He
works with 80 kids and averages 30
to 40 home visits on his' personal
time," said Chief Dowdell. "He is
dedicated to the youth of the com-
munity."
One special award was given to


Suspect
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murder by the suspect to disguise
all clues to the homicide, though
not everything had been destroyed
in that fire.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Officials say hundreds of people formed large crowds out-
side city hall last week.


Mayor Wilson. "We understand
what they are going through."
Most everyone agreed that it
was simply a case of the rumor mill
working in high gear.
"They told their friends, 'Come
on, the Red Cross is giving out
vouchers,'" explained Chief
Dowdell, who arrived early in the
morning to find about 300 people
camped out waiting to be serviced.
The chief said that number later
grew to as many as 1,000.
When they didn't get that serv-
ice, they refused to leave. At five in


Becoming aware of the prob-
lem, several organizations stepped
up to help.
According to Allen Davis, the
city's director of utilities, crews
from the South Florida Water Man-
agement District and the Corps of
Engineers have been on site, help-
ing the city to remove some of the
built-up debris and vegetation.
Divers took to the water to locate
the source of the obstruction, find-
ing up to seven feet of trash block-
ing the intake.
Mr. Davis said those agencies -
including Palm Beach County and
the GEO Group, the local correc-
tional facility that provided electri-
cians to help restore the plant -
were indispensable in getting the
city back to its feet. The city of
Dunedin also sent staff to help
South Baywork through the issues.


point are being raised about the
execution of this year's process as
opposed to last year's.
For those left without a proper
place to live, the process of apply-
ing for a temporary home from
FEMA is slightly different this time
around. Rather than applying
directly from FEMA for that assis-
tance, the application process will
be handled by the county. Not
everyone is happy with the
process.
All it does is add another unnec-
essary step that can create potential
delays, said Ms. Latimore.
Impressed with how smoothly vic-
tims of last year's homes were
accommodated with their
requests, she does not understand
why it is now necessary for the
county to step in. "In times of crisis,
you don't add another layer of
bureaucracy," she said.


Fire Chief Rice in light of the com-
mitment he showed to his depart-
ment in the wake of the storm. As
the roof to the municipal civic cen-
ter where the department previous-
ly worked out of came crashing
down in places, the chief and his
staff continued to serve the com-
munity despite all setbacks. The
chief took the opportunity to thank
his firefighters and staff. The depart-
ment, the chief said, "worked
around the clock for the citizens of
this community."
Sergeant Trevor Cayson gave out
the award for Sheriff's Deputy of the
Year to Detective Gary Byers, an 18-
year veteran of the sheriff's office


After combing the scene of the
crime, investigators found a spiri-
tual card and were able to extract a
fingerprint that matched Hick-
man's, following up the evidence
with a warrant for his arrest.
Hickman, though, would not
be there when the police went


the afternoon, the lines had all but
vanished as officers with the Belle
Glade Police Department helped to
keep the crowd under control.
According to Red Cross repre-
sentatives, it was never intended by
the organization to distribute any
type of financial assistance on such
a large scale. The meetings sched-
uled for that day were old cases that
were coming to a close.
The Red Cross has been coming
to the Glades almost from the
onset, helping to open shelters to
refuge the families who were left


Crews were scheduled to begin
dredging the area of the intake last
week to relieve the congestion.
Last week, Mr. Davis was satis-
fied at the job so far, preparing to lift
the boil water notice after a num-
ber of weeks of residents strictly fol-
lowing it. After much of the work,
the samples were finally coming in
clean and he was glad for it.
Mr. Davis said he and his crew
have been on the job from the
beginning, resisting the temptation
to take a break from work until the
job was done. Though residents
complained that they wanted their
service back, the crew continued
plowing along and working tire-
lessly through the problem, Mr.
Davis said.
With water pressure at approxi-
mately 30 pounds-per-square-inch,
down considerably from the usual


Still, the city planned to have
staff on-hand to help at the tempo-
rary housing operation center set
up in Pahokee. Although the coun-
ty says the direct to county assis-
tance program will facilitate the
expedited process of the pre-place-
'ment interview of applicants that
have registered for FEMA tempo-
rary housing assistance. The city
isn't so sure.
After applying for the assistance
at one of the temporary housing
operation centers, the form will be
delivered to the State Temporary
Housing Coordinator at the Palm
Beach County Emergency Opera-
tions Center, then sent overnight to
the Joint Long Term Recovery
Office in Orlando where FEMA staff
will review and qualify applicants.
Travel Trailers/Mobile Home
Replacement Units will then be
delivered to each of the qualifying


who held highly for his professional-
ism on the job and eye for details.
"He has proven himself to be the
ultimate investigator," said Sergeant
Cayson. "He has one of the highest
clearance rates, 60 percent, three
times the national average."
The Agri-Industrial Man of the
Year Award went to Dr. Richard Raid,
for his work in rehabilitating the Bamrn
Owl population in the area. Dr. Joe
Orsenigo said of Dr. Ray: "He is no
stranger to community service."
And then came the citizen of the
year award.
As she remembered Ms. Hood,
Ms. Hand recounted a story about
the veteran nurse, a charming


looking for him. ,
Investigators in the case say
Hickman tried repeatedly to get
the attention of States, but was
only met with rejection. They say
Hickman bombarded States with
countless e-mails and messages in
an attempt to get her to go out


without a home following Hurri-
cane Wilma. Caseworkers have
also played a big part here, working
-directly with those victims to
ensure that they had a place to stay
and were taken care of.
It was those victims who quali-
fied for the financial assistance after
weeks of communication with the
Red Cross. In most cases, the eligi-
ble consisted of families whose
homes were either completely
demolished or entirely uninhabit-
able. Damage assessments were
done at the homes to qualify those
eligible for assistance. The last
group was called to the city hall in
Belle Glade throughout last week
to receive that assistance.
It was expected that last Friday
was to be the final day for the Red
Cross in the Glades in that capacity,
as they prepared to head to the
other counties that were affected in
the storm after working on 3,000
cases in the Glades alone.
Red Cross representatives said it
was unfortunate that some resi-
dents were misled into thinking
they were going to receive vouch-
ers that day.
According to Dean Dimke, the
executive director of the Greater
Palm Beach American Red Cross,
of the four counties that the organi-


70 PSI, residents had trouble show-
ering, flushing their toilet or getting
almost anything done that required
water. The output from faucets
clear across the city seemed .more
like a leak gaining slowly in speed.
Mr. Davis only hopes it does not
happen again. At times, staff feared
the worst, that the city would not
be able to pump water at all to resi-
dents, Mr. Davis admitted. It thank-
fully never got to that point, he said.
The city is reportedly discussing
the possibility of rehabilitating the
aging water plant, at least until the
regional plant comes on line in two
years. According to Mr. Davis, steps'
will be taken to ensure that this
does not happen again anytime
soon. "We'll be prepared next year
better for it," Mr. Davis said.


applicants.
Regarding FEMAs direct involve-
ment in the post-hurricane relief
effort, Mayor J.P. Sasser said, "They
have been slow to respond, but are
now coming along." According to
the mayor, the agency has redou-
bled its efforts after first making an
appearance in the city four days
after the storm, thanks to a call
from the governor to FEMA during
his visit recently to the area.
Their visibility is greater today,
he said.
At the end of the day, notwith-
standing any extra hurdles, Ms.
Latimore said her city will be there
to help residents get back on their
feet. Last week, she felt sure that
the overall plan the city has in mind
"is going to work."
"We're going to make it work,"
the city manager said with confi-
dence. "We always do."


anecdote to close the ceremonies.
"Several weeks ago a nasty lac-
eration brought Barney [Weeks] to
the emergency room, where he
needed suturing. But first the
attending nurse [Ms. Hood] said,
'You need this tetanus shot. Pull
down your pants..
"'Oh, no!' Barney protested, 'I
can't take down my pants, we went
to high school together!'
"After a firm and authoritative
'Now!' from the nurse, Barney
complied and lowered his pants,
with much embarrassment.
"Our good-natured nurse pro-
ceeded to give him the tetanus shot
- right in the arm!"


with him. Once it was clear that
States would not agree, officials
say Hickman lost it.3
Officials in Maryland requested
Hickman be transported back to
that state, to face the charge of
first-degree murder. He is held
without bond.


zation serves, it was agreed early
on that the Red Cross would
respond first to Pahokee and Belle
Glade. "I really hope people under-
stand we made Belle Glade and
Pahokee a priority," he said. "The
Red Cross has been out there work-


ing with the people. I know there's
a lot of need in Belle Glade.
"At the end some people went
away sad and disappointed," Mr.
Dimke said, "but we made sure
everyone was getting every penny
the Red Cross can give them."


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Bridge loan money still available ITiger defense steps up, stops Barons, sports page 141


Hendry and Glades Counties,
Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Pahokee
and South Bay, as part of South
Central Florida's Rural Area of Criti-
cal Economic Concern, were
granted $2 million in Bridge
Loan/Fuhds for small businesses
that sustained damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma.
These loans range from $1,000
to $25,000 and are interest free for
the term of the loan and can be
acquired for either 90 or 180 days.
Those eligible to apply for the
loans under the program are:
1. Small businesses established
in the Rural Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern prior to Oct. 17,


2004 who have sustained physical
damage due to Hurricane Wilma.
2. Have at least two employees
(self employed individuals may be
eligible on a case by case basis)
and a maximum of 100 employ-
ees.
3. Must have been directly
impacted by the storm.
4. Holders of current Saltwater
Products/Seafood Dealer/Shellfish
Processing Plant/Charter Boat Cap-
tain licenses or certification or
other fishing/seafood related
licenses or certifications with latest
two years of landings information
5. Owners of small businesses
who have no outstanding balances


on Florida Small Business Emer-
gency Bridge Loans from any prior
storm loan programs
6. Loans will be made to indi-
viduals who are at least 51 percent
owners of the business. Only one
loan per individual, and/or per
premises.
7. The borrower will be
required to sign an agreement that
proceeds of the loan will be used
only for purposes of maintaining or
restarting the business in the desig-
nated area.
8. The borrower will be
required to state how they plan to
repay the loan.
Applications are being accepted


through Dec. 16, 2005 and may be
picked up at any Hendry County
Bank. Funds are being disbursed
on a first come first serve basis and
over $250,000 in loans have already
been issued. This program is avail-
able through a contract between
State of Florida, Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Development
and Florida's Heartland REDI.
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council is coordinating
the effort in Hendry County. You
may contact the economic devel-
opment council office at (863) 675-
6007 or stop by any bank for more
information.


Loula V York Branch to undergo renovation


PAHOKEE The Loula V. York
Branch, in Pahokee is getting a
face-lift! The branch will be closed
for the next few months while it is
refurbished and renovated. A
redesigned entrance will bring
additional paved parking there
will be new shelving, new com-
puter workstations employing the
latest in technology, a new glass-
enclosed study room, and a more
inviting meeting room. During the
temporary closing, library servic-
es to the residents of Pahokee will
continue to be provided:
Borrowing materials:
The Bookmobile will begin
weekly service in Pahokee, more
than doubling the hours they are
open to residents. A new stop at
the Pahokee Fire Station will be
added to the current biweekly
stops at Pahokee Pals, Fremd Vil-


lage and New Hope Charities; four
hours of late-afternoon service
will be added alternate weeks at
the new site. The Bookmobile car-
ries a comprehensive selection of
library materials for library users
of all ages, and will have over
2,000 books, CDs, videos and
DVDs on board. The Bookmobile
also offers the same reserve serv-
ice as all of the library branches. A
book drop has been placed near
the Fire Station for library users to
return their materials.
Residents may choose the
Books-by-Mail service, and have
books delivered to their home,
postage free, through the U.S.
Postal Service. Normally reserved
for those who are not able to visit
the library due to physical disabili-
ty, long term illness, or lack of
transportation, this service will be


made available to those who wish
to register as a Books-by-Mail bor-
rower. Books can be requested by
mail or by toll free telephone and
staff is ready to help people with
their selections.
Residents will be welcomed at
the Belle Glade Branch, 530 S.
Main Street in Belle Glade, or at
the Clarence E. Anthony Branch,
375 S W 2nd Avenue in South Bay.
Reference and children's serv-
ices:
Free telephone reference,
accessible by toll-free number,
(888) 780-4962, is available 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Monday through Thurs-
day, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday.
Residents may also call or visit
the Belle Glade Branch, 996-
3453,or can use Ask a Librarian,
on the library's Web site


www.pbclibrary.org. Research
and homework materials can be
reserved over the telephone or
online.
Residents with a need for more
in-depth information, research for
homework assignments, or health
or business information can use
the library's Web site, which pro-
vides full access to authoritative
sources, organized for ease of use.
Story times for children, will be
provided to local daycare centers.
Live Homework Help, a free, inter-
active online tutoring service for
students, is still available in other
county library locations, in the
school media centers, and from
home.
For further information call the
Belle Glade Branch at (561) 996-
3453, or Books-by-Mail or the
Mobile Library at (888) 780-5151.


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Corps seeks input about lake level


By MaryAnn Morris
LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) is seeking public input
for their proposed changes to the
Water Supply and Environment
(WSE) schedule for Lake Okee-
chobee.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew
Goetz, deputy commander for
the USACE's Jacksonville District,
was at the Okeechobee County
Civic Center along with USACE
biologist Nelson Colon Nov. 15 to
explain the proposed changes.
This schedule determines
how decisions are made to lower,
raise or maintain water levels in
Lake Okeechobee.
The WSE was implemented in
2002 after a dry cycle in Florida's
weather. With advanced technol-
ogy, it is now understood that
Florida's wet/dry cycles are not
only seasonal each year, but will
vary over many years. Meteorolo-
gists now know that Florida's
weather has come out of a dry
period and is entering a wet peri-
od. Increased hurricane activity
with increased rainfall is one
aspect of this cycle.
"We have problems with the
water system," said Lt. Col.
Goetz, "The water system is the
result of 70 years of development,
mainly aimed at flood control.
The Comprehensive Everglades
Recovery Plan (CERP), at an esti-
mated cost of $10.5 billion, will
ultimately resolve many of the
problems but not soon enough.
"Governor (Jeb) Bush, in an
unprecedented action, has prom-
ised to speed up the process with
the Acceller8 plan to complete
many of the most critical
improvements by September
2009," he added.
In the meantime, he said, the
WSE is keeping the lake too high.
He said the area has had an
extraordinary amount of rain,
and that water is being held to the
north in the Kissimmee Basin.
Discharges are causing major
problems with the Caloosahatch-
ee and St. Lucie estuaries and


"We will have a draft Environmental Impact
Study completed by the summer of 2006 in
preparation for a change to the WSE in Decem-
ber of 2006 to be implemented in January, 2007."
Nelson Colon,
USACE biologist


areas to the south are flooded
and can't take any more water, he
continued.
At the same time many com-
munities depend on the water
from the lake for their public
water supply, and the USACE
must ensure that there is enough
water for public use.
Lt. Col. Goetz said the USACE
is seeking input from the public
as a key part of this process and
as required by the National Envi-
ronmental Policy Act.
"We will have a draft Environ-
mental Impact Study completed
by the summer of 2006 in prepa-
ration for a change to the WSE in
December of 2006 to be irople-
mented in January, 2007," said
Mr. Colon.
"When the water levels are in
Zone D, the water sits too long,"
said Paul Gray, Ph.D., science
coordinator for the Lake Okee-
chobee Watershed Program of
the Florida Audubon Society. "If
releases were mandatory, not
optional, until the lake reaches
the bottom of Zone D it would
allow for better maintenance of
desirable marshes. Further, the
lowest level of zone D should be
changed from 13.5 feet to 13.0
feet with adjustments for drought
predictions."
Mr. Gray went on to say that
under the current model, releases
to the Caloosahatchee are cut off
two feet higher than anywhere
else, which "cuts off their water
too soon, compared to others."
"There have been problems
with algae in the estuaries before.
There have been many studies,
many models," said Herb
Zebuth, speaking for Friends of
the Everglades. "The lake needs


tx 3r ~
of the kids menu 12 & unde


to be managed as a lake, not as a
reservoir or a drainage pond. It
may function as a backup water
supply for the coastal communi-
ties, but what are the coastal
communities doing to learn to
conserve water? We're told it is a
question of economic impacts.
Someone should do an analysis
of the economic impact of high
water levels on the lake."
This point of view was echoed
by Wayne Nelson, executive
director of Fisherman Against
Destruction of the Environment.
"I've been working on Lake
Okeechobee issues for over 25
years," said Mr. Nelson, "During
the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the
lake levels were much lower and
the lake was much healthier. The
first public hearing on lake water
levels was in 1988. The water lev-
els keep going up. It's bad for the
lake."
If you would like to make a
comment on the way the water
level in the lake is managed, for-
ward your comments to Nelson
Colon, ATTN: Planning Division,
701 San Marco Boulevard, Jack-
sonville, Fla., 32207; or, e-mail
your comments to publicmail.ces
aj-cc@saj02.usace.army.mil.
All comments will be consid-
ered in the final recommenda-
tions.


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PAHOKEE Florida Trail
Association announces its
14th annual Big 0 Hike around
Lake Okeechobee and invites
hikers to spend nine days
enjoying the views and wildlife
around the second largest
freshwater lake entirely within
the United States.
Fourteen years ago, a
hardy group of Florida Trail
Association hikers started the
tradition of this 109-mile walk
during Thanksgiving Week.
Despite local damage from
Hurricane Wilma, the tradi-
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Pahokee just prior to the
beginning of the Grassy
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also go on as planned.
On the first day of the walk,
hikers have the option of a 3.5-
mile "Wimp Walk" or a full
11.5 miles to Port Mayaca
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Tiger defense steps up, stops Barons r r !'AtHomeAtmos


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON An illegal sub-
stitution penalty by the Tigers in
overtime prompted a two-point
conversion attempt after a St.
Petersburg Catholic touchdown,
which was stopped at the goal
line for the Clewiston Tiger victo-
ry.
After arguably one of the most
exciting conclusions to a football
game ever witnessed in Clewis-
ton, the Tigers will now move on
to play Chaminade Prep in the
Class 2A State Semifinals.
The Tigers were on the verge
of sealing a victory before the
Barons fought back for eight
points in the final minutes of regu-
lation. With less than three min-
utes to play in the game, the
Barons took over possession of
the ball and pulled off a surprise
play to get back into the game.
Tiger defensive players had
nearly stopped the Barons with
less than two minutes to play,
when the Barons called a pass
play by running back Jock
Sanders, who launched the ball
into the wind 39 yards to a wide
open Jermaine McKenzie for a
stunning touchdown. The Barons
successfully tied the game with a
two-point conversion on a pass
by quarterback David Girardi to
C.J. Lee with 1:46 remaining.
The Tigers got the ball first in
overtime, and needed only one
play from scrimmage to score a
touchdown on a 10-yard pass
from quarterback Jared Combass
to Kale Mitchell, followed by the
successful PAT kick by Combass.
St. Petersburg Catholic then
got the ball and four chances to
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by the Tiger defense led to yet
another fourth down, do-or-die
situation for the Barons. After a
series of timeouts, it was again
Sanders who kept his team in the
game with his arm by throwing a
touchdown pass to Andrew Har-
ris, his second touchdown of the
night.
The Barons lined up with
apparent intentions to go for two
before a Clewiston timeout. The
Barons then opted to kick, leading
to the dead ball penalty by the
Tigers, giving the Barons the ball
at the one-yard line.
The Barons decided to go for
two.
Defending against a handoff to
Lee, junior nose tackle Jeremiah
Askew smacked the St. Pete run-
ner outside, where Delvin Hughes
and Richard Pope finished the
tackle for the Tiger victory. The


decision to attempt the two-point
conversion after the penalty
proved to be costly.
"I was a little surprised they
went for the two-point conver-
sion. A win's a win, we'll take it
however we can get them," said
Head Coach Tommy Morrell, who
told his players it was time to pre-
pare for another big game on
Thanksgiving weekend.
"Tell your families to plan on
being in town this week, because
we're going to practice every day
- you can come in to practice
and then go eat your turkey," said
Morrell, who improved to a 16-14
record as the Clewiston head
coach.
The Tigers finished strong in
another game played well on the
ground and in the air. Jared Com-
bass made a successful return
under center in Friday's game,


coming off a collarbone injury
suffered at Bishop Verot on Oct: 7.
It was initially apparent that the
junior quarterback had missed
more than a few starts, but he
finally found a groove after a few
offensive series.
Combass busted out with
some of the most spectacular
plays of the year, including a 60-
yard shot to John Melton for a
touchdown early in the second
quarter. He later displayed fine
touch on a 12-yard toss to Nate
Brinkley in the fourth quarter to
put the Tigers up by eight. Com-
bass finished with 149 yards in the
air and three touchdowns, and
completed 7-of-12 passes.
Richard Pope rushed for 81
yards on eight carries, including a
five-yard touchdown that capped
off a strong drive in the third quar-
ter, putting the Tigers up 14-7 after
the successful two point run by
Melton. The senior running back
and defensive back has rushed for
470 yards on the year. He also
contributed three tackles on the
night, including the game-saving
stop in overtime alongside line-
backer Delvin Hughes.
Hughes had seven 'tackles
against the Barons, and got to the
quarterback a number of times,
and recorded two sacks for losses
of five yards.
Jamal Hubert rushed for 100
yards for the sixth straight game
on 15 carries, including a long of
25 yards that set up the touch-
down pass to Brinkley.
Chaminade Prep (9-1) defeat-
ed Gulliver Prep 42-0 in the
regional playoff game, and will
host the Tigers in the Nov. 25
Class 2A state semifinal game.


Battle of the Raiders goes to Glades Central


By Mark Young
RIVERDALE Amassing 406
yards of total offense, the Glades
Central Raiders extended their
undefeated record with a 39-21
playoff victory over the Riverdale
Raiders Nov.l 18.
Glades Central took a 27-0 lead
at the break, scoring twice in the
first quarter and two more times in
the second to end the first half of
play with a comfortable advantage.
Bryan Mann hit Curtis Brown from
seven yards out to open up the
scoring onslaught and Aston
Samuels broke free from 27 yards
out to give the Raiders a 13-0 lead
in the first quarter after Holley's
second point after attempt failed.
Samuels added a second touch-
down run, this one from 11 yards
out in the second quarter and the
Raiders were successful on the
two-point conversion when
Denote Thompson found the end
zone to give Glades Central a 21-0


lead and it wouldn't be long before
Thompson was back in the end
zone after a nine-yard touchdown
run. The Raiders opted for two
points again, but the pass attempt
failed giving Glades Central their
27-0 lead at the break. Riverdale's
dismal first half performance
turned around in the second half
when Riverdale sparked some
momentum off a 72-yard touch-
down run from Walker who would
score on Riverdale's next posses-
sion from two yards out. Both
point after attempts were success-
ful and the Riverdale Raiders found
themselves back in the hunt, trail-
ing 27-14 with a quarter to play.
Walker scored his third touch-
down of the ball game to open the
fourth quarter of play and Riverdale
found themselves just six points
out of the lead after a successful
point after tightened the Glades
Central lead to 27-21 in what
appeared to be an improbable
comeback bid.


That comeback bid would be
halted, as the Glades Central
defense stiffened the remainder of
the game and an eight-yard run
from Tarus McKinley followed by a
30-yard strike from Mann to
Thompson ended Riverdale's
hopes of the comeback and con-
cluded Riverdale's 2005 football
season. Glades Central attempted
two-point conversions after both
touchdowns and were unsuccess-
ful, but had no problems holding
onto their 39-21 victory after the
brief Riverdale surge.
Both squads had their fair share
of penalties assessed with Glades
Central racking up a dozen infrac-
tions for 91 yards while Riverdale
was guilty of 10 penalties for 98
yards. Riverdale was able to move
the ball well on the ground against
Glades Central, tallying 276 yards
on the ground with 51 total carries
by the Riverdale backs.
Glades Central was equally
effective with 200 yards and


Sports in Brief


Youth football
The Glades County Youth Ath-
letic Association completed its
flag football season Thursday
evening with an awards program
and refreshments. The Gators
won the league with a record of
seven wins and one loss. The
Noles came in second with six
wins and three losses. League
coordinator and GCYAA officers
would like to thank the following
volunteers for their participation
in this season: Assistant director
and official, Rayon Campbell,
coaches Wayne Moore, Adrian
Nelson, Matt Davis, Norman
Fleming, Bill Cunningham, and
Eddie Hallback. Special recogni-
tion goes to the sponsors: The
league champions, Berner Oil,
Glades Youth Livestock, B and B
Supermarket and the local Amer-
ican Legion. Players received


special recognition. Hustler tro-
phies went to Lailoni Carey,
Sylvia Gonzalez, Joey Palladino,
and Lee Ford. Most Improved tro-
phies were received by Damien
Smith, Abraham Ciscernos, Arliss
Ford and Curtis Kincaid. Receiv-
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phies were Joshua Redd, Terry
Hallback, Vinton Lewis and Bar-
rion Cohens. Omar Pena, Dustin
Chapman, Robert Harris and
Julie Gonzalez were recognized
by their coaches and received a
game ball.
Upcoming baseball
registrations
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will
be holding registration for the
upcoming season at Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria on Dec.
I and Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups


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will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring
a copy of your child's birth cer-
tificate. Cost of registration is $55
per child (second child s $50 reg-
istration). Registration after
these dates will result in a late
registration fee.
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Samuels accounted for the bulk of
the yardage with 114 yards on just
13 carries and added a pair of rush-
ing touchdowns to his totals. Mann
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threw two picks. Both squads lost a
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Gators fall to Ft. Meade


By Mark Young
FT. MEADE The Ft. Meade
curse will continue for another year
as the Miners continued their six-
year streak of knocking the Glades
Day Gators out of the state playoffs.
The Gators took to the road after
a convincing 66-7 victory over
Shorecrest Prep in the opening
round of playoff action pitted them
against their long-time playoff foe Ft.
Meade and after holding a 14-7 lead
at the break, the Miners would own
the day with a pair of unanswered
second half scores to take the play-
off victory by a final score of21-14.
Facing into a fairly stiff wind in
the first quarter, the Gator offense
was unable to get their offense
going against a Miner defense that
was reported, to be susceptible to
the run the Gators' most power-
ful attack behind a solid offensive


line and the exceptional skills of
Gator tailback Frank Lugo. Ft.
Meade took advantage of the wind
in the first quarter and were the first
to score on a 14-yard touchdown
strike to take a 7-0 lead.
After 12 minutes of offensive
silence from the Gators, Glades Day
took advantage of their turn driving
with the wind in the second quarter
and delivered a pair of touchdown
strikes, including a brilliant late quar-
ter drive that resulted in a 20-yard
scoring strike from Josh McGregor
to Andrew Joseph with seven sec-
onds left to play in the first half.
The Gators had scored earlier in
the quarter on an 18-yard strike
from McGregor to Boccanfuso, but
missed the extra point and trailed 7-
6 before the late half scoring drive.
The Gators went up 12-7 and opted
for the two-point try, which was ulti-
mately successful when McGregor


hit Brandon Smith for the conver-
sion to put the Gators up 14-7 with
no time remaining in the first half.
Ft. Meade tied the game in the
third quarter and claimed the lead
off a 41-yard touchdown pass to
give the Miners a 21-14 advantage,
which were they were able to hold
onto for the victory and a chance to
advance into the state semifinals.
The Gators, for the most part,
played solid football with one
turnover and only committed five
penalties for 38 yards, but Ft.
Meade needed to put together a
perfect game against the Gators
and did so with no turnovers and
had six penalties for 44 yards.
The Gators compiled 170 yards
on the ground, with Lugo getting
the lion's share of the yardage. The
Gator tailback racked up 162 yards
on 27 carries. McGregor had a solid
50-percent passing ratio, complet-


- again
ing 7 passes for 109 yards. McGre-
gor had no interceptions and threw
two touchdowns, as well as a two-
point conversion.
The Gator defense gave up 187
yards on the ground and an addi-
tional 134 yards of passing yardage,
including a pair of touchdown
strikes, one of which proved to be
the game winner. Joseph ended
the game with four receptions for
70 yards and a touchdown and
Gator fullback Ricky Reitz had a
pair of receptions for 21 yards.
The numbers across the board
were fairly equal with a slight
advantage going to the Miners and
that slight advantage would lead to
a small advantage in the number of
times Ft. Meade would find the end
zone, resulting in the 21-14 defeat
over the disappointed Gators who
will have to wait another year to fig-
ure out the puzzle that is Ft. Meade.


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Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
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or please send game stats to
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Winter sports
schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Dec. 1: Lake Placid, Away, 7:30
p.mr.
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 Christian,
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.
BoyspBasketball: a ,. ,
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: Dunbar, 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:
Dec. 3: At Sebastian River Invita-
tional
Dec. 7: Hosts LaBelle
Dec. 10: At Pinellas Park Invita-
tional
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 Invitational
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 Lake-
land


GirlsSoccer
Nov. 29: LaBelle, Home, 4 p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Home,
4p.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,
4p.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,
Home, 8 p.m.
Dec. 9: R.J. Hendley Christian,
Away, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian, Away,
8p.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,
7p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 8 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
p.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 Christian,
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.
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Nov. 29: Summit Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: American Heritage (Del-
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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,
7p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home,
7p.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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Blue Devils 'take care of business,' defeat Lions 20-0


By Nina G. Wills
WEST PALM BEACH The
Pahokee Blue Devils had a score
to settle with the King's Acade-
my Lions Friday night in the
Class 2B Regional Final game at
Kahlert Stadium. Kings Acade-
my handed Pahokee its only loss
of the regular season. The Blue
Devil players were fired up for
the start of the game. They lis-
tened to the words of senior
quarterback and team leader
Robert "Rah Rah" Love to '"take
care of business".
The first half was dominated
by defensive stands for both
teams. Kings Academy punted
on their first possession of the
game. Pahokee was able to
move the ball down the field.
They tried to establish the run-
ning game early on. Running
backs Ricky Gary and Janoris
Jenkins, both coming off of stel-
lar performances last week,
were called on to run the ball.
With 7:06 to go in the first quar-
ter, Jenkins, on a toss sweep to
the left, ran all the way to the
end zone. The touchdown was
called back for a holding penalty
on Pahokee. On the next play,
Love connected with wide
receiver Tanoris Jones for an 18-
yard gain. Then, Jenkins rushed
for another first down. Pahokee
had the ball in Lions territory
and looked to get on the score-
board. On a fourth down, Love
threw an incomplete pass. The
Lions got the ball back on their
own 25-yard line. The Blue Dev-
ils defense stepped up and
forced another Lions punt.
On their second possession
of the game, the Blue Devils
used a little trickery. Love hand-
ed the ball off to Jenkins who
ran to his right. Jenkins then
stopped, stepped up into the


Team Statistics
Robert Love was 9 of 21 for 220
yards, 1 TD and 2 interceptions.
Martavious Odoms had 7 receptions
for 180 yards and 2 TDs.
Tamarcus Porter had 1 reception for
18 yards and 1 TD on a punt return.
Nikita White had 1 reception for 8
yards.
Ricky Gary rushed 14 times for 57
yards.
Janoris Jenkins rushed 15 times for
60 yards and threw a 66-yard TD
pass.
Anthony Atwell rushed 1 time for 8
yards.
Willie Jenkins rushed 2 times for 5
yards.
pocket, and threw a quick strike
to wide out Martavious Odoms.
Odoms raced 66 yards for a
touchdown. The Lions were
stunned at the play and the Dev-
ils led 7-0 to end the first quarter.
The Lions punted on their third
possession of the game. Tamar-
cus Porter was back deep to
receive the punt. The ball
bounced a couple of times, but
Porter picked up the ball. He
turned on his speed, reversed
field position and eluded several
Lion defenders. Porter dove into
the end zone for the second Blue
Devils touchdown. The PAT by
Jose Rodriguez was good. The
two quick strikes electrified the
Blue Devils sidelines.
The Lions next possession
was another punt. QB Myles
Jackson was sacked twice by
linebackers Casey Hopson and
Rudy Robinson and defensive
lineman Micanor Regis. Pahokee
started with excellent field posi-
tion at the Lion's 39-yard line.
Gary had a power run of 20
yards, dragging tacklers to the
15-yard line. On the next play,
Gary fumbled the ball and the
Lions recovered. The Lions con-
verted on a long third down. QB


Submitted to INI/Nina G. Wills
WR Martavious Odoms celebrates while listening to the vic-
tory song. Odoms had seven catches for 180 yards and a pair
of touchdowns.


Myles Jackson stepped up into
the pocket and delivered a pass
to WR Hodges. With less than
four minutes to go before half-
time, the Lions were finally
marching down the field. They
fumbled the ball, though, on
their own 36-yard line. Devils
linebacker Casey Hopson was
there to recover the football.
The Devils hoped to get
another score to increase their
lead. Love hit Odoms for a 15-
yard gain and Jenkins ran the
ball to the two-yard line. Love
took Pahokee's final time out
with 33 seconds remaining.
Jenkins rushed for a touch-
down, but was again denied
because of a Pahokee penalty.
The Devils were called for a false
start. Pahokee kicker Rodriguez
attempted a field goal, but the



snap was bad. The Devils led the
Lions 14-0 to end the first half.
Pahokee once again had costly
penalties that erased two touch-
downs off the scoreboard. The
Lions defense did not stop the
Devils; the Devils were stopping
themselves with mental errors
and mistakes.
To start the third quarter,
Pahokee wanted to set the
tempo of the game. Love hit
Odoms and Nikita White for
gains. Gary had two strong runs,
but another holding penalty
stopped the Devils momentum.
Pahokee was forced to punt.
The Kings Academy Lions tried
to establish their running game,
but the Devils defense effectively
stopped the run. Pahokee start-
ed their next drive at their own
39-yard line. On a critical third


down, "Rah Rah" Love threw a
quick strike to Porter, who
grabbed the ball in double cov-
erage. Love ran the ball for
another first down on a quarter-
back keeper. The Devils had a
first and goal with 30 seconds
remaining in the third quarter.
Love's pass was incomplete,
and Jenkins lost yards on his
carry. The fourth quarter started
with the Devils facing a third and
goal. The Devils stopped them-
selves once again with a false-
start penalty and a holding
penalty. Love's next pass was
intercepted by a Lion defender
in the end zone.
The Lions offense did not
produce an effective drive on
their next possession and punt-
ed for the sixth time. Offensive
and defensive lineman Jacoby
Love was hurt in this series. He
suffered a foot injury. Pahokee's
next possession was another
interception. Fortunately for the
Devils, the Lions could not capi-
talize on the turnover. With six
minutes to go, Gary had an out-
standing run and fought for
extra yardage. Pahokee was
flagged left and right on this
series for holding. They faced a
fourth and 10, Love, who is also
the back-up punter, set up to
punt the ball. The Devils again
used some trickery and snapped
the ball quick. Love threw the
ball to Odoms who was left
uncovered. Odoms scored a 44-
yard touchdown. The PAT was
blocked, but the Devils sealed a
victory over the Lions 20-0.
The Blue Devils erupted into
celebration, and coach Foster
even danced while the band
played the victory song. The
Blue Devils defense had some-
thing to prove to the Lions and
played an outstanding game.
Rudy Robinson had four sacks


alone, and the Lions were held
to only 61 yards of total offense.
There are still some mistakes
to be corrected, but the Devils
showed their strength once
again by overcoming those
mental errors. Although Love
had two interceptions, he threw
for 220 yards.
Love said, "It's not me. It's
my team. The only way we
could take care of business was
to come together as a team and
do what we needed to do to win
the game. I want to lead my
team and let them know I am
there for them. We want a three-
peat and that's what we are
going after."
Coach Foster said, "This was
a do or die situation. The coach-
es have been focused on this all
week and got the boys prepared.
We wanted to let (Kings Acade-
my) know they caught us on a
bad day. It was a fluke. They saw
the real Pahokee defense
tonight. We made a lot of mental
errors, but we held it together.
We bend; we don't break. This
shows the character and heart of
my boys."
When asked if Pahokee could
three-peat, coach Foster smiled
and said, "I don't know. We'll
see."
He rejoined his team for the
celebration and the hugs. The
Blue Devils have advanced to the
Class 2B State Semifinal game.
They will play at Clearwater Cen-
tral Catholic (10-2) on Nov. 25.
Noteworthy: Former star run-
ning back for the Blue Devils and
last year's Mr. Football of Florida
Antone Smith made a surprise
visit to the Devils pep rally and
attended the game at Kings
Academy. Smith said the only
advice he gave his former team-
mates was to "keep up what
they had been doing."


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LABELLE Alico, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO), one of the South's
best-known agribusiness com-
panies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced
that its board of directors has
authorized the repurchase of up
to 31,000 shares of the compa-
ny's common stock through
Aug. 31, 2007 for the purpose of
funding its Director Stock Com-
pensation Plan. The Plan pro-
vides for the issuance of com-
mon stock to eligible directors
who elect to receive their direc-
tor's fees payable in common
stock in lieu of cash.
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made on a quarterly basis
between now and Aug. 31, 2007
through open -market transac-
tions, at times and in such
amounts as the company's bro-
ker determines subject to the
provisions of a 10b5-1 Plan,
which the company has adopt-
ed for such purchases. The tim-
ing and actual number of shares
repurchased will depend on a
variety of factors including price,
corporate and regulatory
requirements and other market
conditions.
All purchases will be made
subject to restrictions of Rule
10 Ob-18 relating to volume, price
and timing so as to minimize the
impact of the purchases upon
the market for the company's
shares. The company's repur-
chases under this plan during
the first year are not expected to
exceed 19,000 shares. The com-


"The stock repur-
chase program is
designed to provide
the shares authorized
under the company's
Director Stock Com-
pensation Plan, which
was implemented to
further align the inter-
ests of Alico's Board
of Directors with that
of its shareholders."
John R. Alexander,
Chairman and CEO of
Alico, Inc.
pany does not anticipate that any
purchases under the plan will be
made from any officer, director
or control person. There are cur-
rently no arrangements with any
person for the purchase of the
shares. The company will use
internally generated funds to
make the purchases.
John R. Alexander, Chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "The
stock repurchase program is
designed to provide the shares
authorized under the company's
Director Stock Compensation
Plan, which was implemented
to further align the interests of
Alico's Board of Directors with
that of its shareholders."


Alico reports on earnings and damages


Damage assessment
reports a 100-percent
loss in vegetables
LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ: ALCO) one of the South's
best known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, announced net
earnings for the fourth quarter of
fiscal year 2005 of $2.5 million, or
$0.34 per share, compared with net
earnings of $2.7 million, or $0.37
per share, during the fourth quarter
of fiscal year 2004. For the year end-
ing Aug. 31, 2005, net earnings
were $6.1 million, or $0.83 per
share. This compares with $17.8
million, or $2.47 per share, during
the fiscal year ending Aug. 31,2004.
Operating revenues during the
fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005
totaled $9.2 million, compared
with $7.6 million for the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2004. Operat-
ing revenues for the fiscal year 2005
were $55.5 million compared with
$52.1 million for the fiscal year
2004. The increase was primarily
due to increased operating rev-
enues from agricultural operations.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and chief executive officer, noted,
"The decrease in net earnings for
the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005
was primarily due to a decrease in
recognized gains from real estate
sales, compared with the same
period year ago. For the fiscal year
ended Aug. 31, 2005, gains recog-
nized from bulk real estate sales
totaled $5.5 million as compared
with $20.3 million for the fiscal year
ended Aug. 31, 2004. In accor-
dance with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles, $46.2 mil-
lion of real estate gains resulting


from the sale of a parcel of real
estate in Lee County, Florida has
been deferred until payments
received under the contract total at
least 20 percent of the gross sales
price. We expect to recognize the
remaining gain on the sale during
fiscal year 2006."
Addressing the divisional
results, Mr. Alexander noted that:
The Citrus Division reported
operating profits of $6.2 million
during fiscal year 2005, compared
with $3.7 million for fiscal year
2004. The increase in fiscal year
2005 was due to improved citrus
'prices caused by a reduced supply
of Florida citrus during fiscal year
2005 compared with fiscal year
2004.
Operating profits for the Sug-
arcane and Sod Division were
$421,000 during fiscal year 2005,
compared with $2.7 million during
fiscal year 2004. The fiscal year
2005 decrease was due to lower
prices and a reduced harvest man-
dated by government imposed
quotas.
Ranch operating profits were
$2.1 million for fiscal year 2005,
compared with $1.5 million for fis-
cal year 2004. The increase was
due to an increase in the number of
animals sold during fiscal year
2005, coupled with higher prices
for beef products.
Hurricane Wilma, a category
three hurricane, swept through
southwest Florida Oct. 24, 2005,
causing extensive damage to the
company's crops and infrastruc-
ture in Collier and Hendry Coun-
ties. Preliminary estimates indicate
a loss of approximately 28 percent
of the company's citrus crop, 50
percent of the company's sugar-
cane crop, and 100 percent of the


Florida Farm Bureau hails hurricane relief bill


GAINESVILLE Florida Farm
Bureau expressed enthusiastic
support for a bill introduced by
Sen. Mel Martinez aimed at helping
agriculture recover from hurricane
damage. Senator Martinez is the
sponsor of the Agriculture Hurri-
cane Recovery Act (S. 2009),
which would help ensure, that
Florida producers will be treated
the same way as farmers in other
parts of the country in the wake of
natural disasters. Sen. Bill Nelson
has signed on as an original co-
sponsor of the bill, and Rep. Mario


Diaz-Balart is introducing a com-
panion measure in the U.S. House
of Representatives.
"Farmers in the Midwest and
other parts of the country have
access to USDA relief programs fol-
lowing droughts or floods," said
Florida Farm Bureau President Carl
B. Loop, Jr. "But Florida farmers
are currently ineligible for many of
those programs when they sustain
losses due to hurricanes. The sena-
tor's bill would-tailor existing pro-
grams to address hurricanes."
Loop said Farm Bureau has


been working with the state's U.S.
senators and House delegation
since Hurricane Dennis struck in
July with the goal of enabling pro-
ducers of all commodities to bene-
fit from USDA disaster relief pro-
grams. The bill covers damage
from Dennis, Katrina, Rita and
Wilma. It also provides housing
assistance for agricultural workers,
many of whom face a housing
shortage. Emergency organiza-
tions would reimburse emergency
organizations that provide emer-
gency shelter during disasters.


Florida's agriculture industry
sustained an estimated $2.2 billion
in damage from hurricanes that
struck in 2005. Those losses came
hard upon the disastrous hurricane
season of 2004.
"Farmers have seen crops
destroyed and trees damaged.
They're also struggling to restore
homes, farms and equipment that
was destroyed," Loop said. "This
legislation will aid recovery efforts
and help rebuild Florida's agricul-
ture industry.


company's vegetable crops.
Approximately 83 percent of the
company's greenhouses sustained
varying levels of damage along
with numerous other buildings and
structures used to support the com-
pany's agribusiness operations in
Collier and Hendry Counties. Due
to the large amount of rainfall in the
area, much of the company's prop-
erty remained under water for
weeks after the storm, which may
affect the company's cattle herd.


Insurance proceeds are expected
to cover a portion of the losses. The
losses related to Hurricane Wilma
will be recognized in the first quar-
ter of fiscal 2006. The company is
still working to quantify the loss at
the time of this filing.
Management expects contin-
ued profitability from the compa-
ny's agricultural operations in fiscal
year 2006, but at significantly
reduced levels from fiscal year 2005
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be responsible for more than
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morethan the extent of the
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LITTLE BROWN DOG Vic of
Basswood. Male. Please call
to identify. (863)467-8041
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
(239)657-2605
SMALL DOG Okeechobee
area (863)763-1997
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
to identify (863)763-4333

CHIHUAHUA, Tan, "Ringo".
Lost in vic. of Tabit Rd. in Belle
Glade on 10/30. Missed dearly
Reward. (561)996-2789
REDISH HUNTING DOG- fe-
male, w/notch in ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward
WEDDING RING, REWARD
solitaire 1K w/wrap,near Wal-
Mart Caribean, Sawgrass
863-983-6393, 561-261-0267


WASHER- Whirlpool, you pick
up. (863)467-3643.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
persoIn town.


Heavy Equipment Operator
CERTIFIED. Hands on Train-
ing. Job Placement Assis-
tance. Call Toll Free
(866)933-1575. ASSOCIAT-
ED TRAINING SERVICES,
5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
canto, FI. 34461.

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.
Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call (813)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
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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


$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
0 opportunities .
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
ACT NOW DRIVERS- Flatbed,
Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
Divisions. Performance
based pay. Experienced Op-
erators. Independent Con-
tractors or Company Drivers.
CDL Instruction Program
available. (800)771-6318.
www.pdmeinc.com.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060


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Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
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potential for advancement
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generous time off program
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City of Clewiston
Immediate Opening
Maintenance Worker I
High School Diploma or GED and Florida Drivers license
required. Applicants must be capable of continuous physical
labor in construction and maintenance of streets and sidewalks
in an outside environment. Carpentry, concrete and/or
computer skills would be definite asset for this position.
This is a full time job with benefits package.
Job description & applications are available at
City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey,
Human Resources, 115 W. Ventura Ave.
Position is open until filled. EOE/DFWP


Alico, Inc.
is now taking
applications for the
following positions:
Mechanic
Excavator Operator
Loader Operator
Grader Operators
CDL Operators
Experienced Tractor
Drivers
Laborers
Please apply at our
main office:
640 S. Main St.
LaBelle
DFWP, EOE
COLA OTR DRIVERS TEAMS
.60 CPM SOLOS .34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
(321)202-4406.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
ENTHUSIASTIC & FRIENDLY
HAIRDRESSERS NEEDED
2 positions available.
Please contact Julie at
(863)983-2887


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVERS WANTED Average
dispatch is 2,100 miles
*3-Pay Packages to choose
from *Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-
Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances
*Direct Deposit *weekly
(same week) Settlements.
olos and Owner Operators
Welcome. Requirements:
1-year OTR verifiable experi-
ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115.
First Bank of Clewiston
Growing community bank in
LaBelle looking for a
Residential Mortgage Lender.
Prior sales and underwriting
experience required. Base
salary plus commission, ex-
cellent benefits and a great
opportunity to become a part
of the First Bank family.
Contact
mchamenss@fbclew.com or
at 863-983-8191
for more information.
EOE, Drug Free Workplace
Shop here first!
The classified ads


ELECTRICIAN, INDUSTRIAL
Duties include troubleshooting, maintaining, and
repairing electrical equipment, motors, motor con-
trol centers, medium voltage switchgear, PLC's,
and VFD's, integrating changes to existing control
systems, running conduits, and wiring electrical
installations. Experience as an electrcian in an in-
dustrial environment, with knowledge of N.E.C.
and the ability to read wiring diagrams is required.
We offer excellent pay and benefits.
Apply to:
Attn: Personnel
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
1500 West Sugar House Road
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone: (561) 996-4705
Fax: (561) 996-4760
E-mail: bawoodham@scgc.org
Equal Opportunity Employer


Jimmy Pittman Electric, Inc. has great
employment opportunities with competitive
pay & benefits.
We are seeking experienced:
Electricians, Electrician Helpers & Foremen



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VISION ACE HARDWARE

Now hiring a Floor Manager and
Floor Sales Associate positions. We offer
401K, medical, and great discounts
with competitive pay.
Inquire within at 310 East Sugarland Hwy.
or call Nevin (863)983-8353
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* Fencing
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* Electrician


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Full Benefit Package. Paid Holidays, vacation & sick days.
Primate Products
(239)867-2020
We are a drug free workplace
SECURITY OFFICERS WANTED
Full Time, Part Time,.Overtime Available
D & G License, Well groomed, Clean criminal
record; will be verified, willing to travel locally.
$9-$16 per hour
EOE/M/F/D/V
Call for Appointment
(239)437-1632


FRUIT & VEGETABLE
INSPECTOR
In Immokalee or LaBelle.
Call 1-800-782-3240 ext 261
EEO/AA Employer ,
MARGARET BIRDSONG
REALTY, INC.
Seeking motivated, home-
based Sales Associates.
Please fax resume to:
239-283-5531.
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PTI
(800)851-9046.
OWNERS OPERATORS
*$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS
*Refrigerated *SE Regional
*Home Weekly *Weekly Set-
tlements *Top Percentage
Pay + Fuel Surcharge
*Dedicated Dispatcher *Own
Lightweight Late-Model
Truck. Call Cammy @
(800)237-8288.
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that's updated regulaly:
the classifleds.


MOBILE
HOME SALES
Exp. a must.
Sign on bonus.
High commissions.
Health benefits
available.
Please fax resume to:

863-467-8150


Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines
(800)545-1351.
SECRETARY ASSISTANT
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454


Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida
JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Accounts Payable Clerk
Bartender
Cashier
Housekeeper
Players Club Representative
Prep Cook NEW!
Security Officer
TAD Clerk
TAD Machine Technician
Vault Cashier


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$9.00 plus grats
$9.50 per hour
$9.00 per hour
$10.00 per hour
$10.00 per hour
$10.00 per hour
$21.00 avg. w/grats
$12.00+ (d.o.e.)
$9.50 per hour


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Haven, LaBelle,
Okeechobee. We a
27 restaurants
Florida and are hi
honest, and respi
We offer:
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863-91
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Clewiston



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The worlds largest
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is now hiring for:
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83-4224
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e Alvarez
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garland Hwy.
i, FL 33440

WANTED CDL DRIVER
Need reliable/drug free person
to make tractor trailer hauls to
North FL & South GA. Must be
able to operate fork lift.
Contact Johnson Trucking at:
863-673-1363


Home Health Aide
Health Support Technician
S Position #64001432
Work location: Clewiston, FL
Apply online at:
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Click on: LEE County and look
under Medicine and dentistry
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Needed at South Bay Correctional.
Mental health Masters degree
required. 4 day week, salary 35K
+ comprehensive benefit package.
Supervision for licensure provided.

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
.South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: (561)992-9505
Fax: (561)829-1902
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LPN'S NEEDED

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leader in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting
opportunity. WE OFFER: Top
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disability, 401K, Paid vacation &
Holidays and Life Insurance.

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: (561)992-9505
Fax: (561)829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H

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Full time- CT/Radlologic Tech
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pO'e.:: e proficient in CT and General Radiography.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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(Across from Clewiston Inn)
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M 1Merchandise
MRI Tech needed for
MRI only center.
Competitive pay and
Competitive payand Air Conditioners 505
benefits. No call or Antiques 510
weekends. MRI Appliances 515
Registry a plus but Appliance Parts 520
not necessary, Call Beauty Supplies 525
239-470-2829 Bicycles 530
-. Books & Magazines535
for information. Building Materials540
Business E uipment 545
i l Carpets/Rugs 550
fillncial Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
T Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Business Computer/Video 580
5 Crafts/Supplies 585
Opportunities 305 Cruises 590
Money Lenders 310 Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Tax Preparation 315 Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
BsnsFurs 615
Ol titi e 0 Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do Heating Equipment/'
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma- Supplies 625
chines, Free Candy All for Household Items 630
$9,995. (888)629-9968 Jewelry 635
B02000033. CALL US: We Lamps/Lights 640
will not be undersold! Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
NOTICE Miscellaneous 655
Independent Newspapers will Musical Instruments 660
never accept any advertise. Office Supplies/
ment that is illegal or con- Equipment 665
sidered fraudulent. In all Pets/Supplies./
cases of questionable val- Services 670
ue, such as promises of Photography 675
guaranteed income from Plumbing Supplies 680
work-at-home programs- if Pools & Supplies 685
it sounds too good to be Restaurant
true, chances are that it is. Equipment 690
If you havequestionsor Satellite 695
doubts about any ad on Sewing Machines 700
these pages, we advise that Sporting Goods 705
before responding or send- Stereo Equipment 710
ing money ahead of time, Television/Radio 715
you check with the Better Tickets 720
Business Bureau at Tools 725
772-878-2010 for previous Toys Games 730
complaints. VCRS 735
Wanted to Buy 740
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We *0
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
the ads, but occasionally heating & cooling, asking
we may not be aware of the $1300 (863)763-2663 or
charges. Therefore, if you 801-1245 cell.
call a number out of your _.
area, use caution. i

Start Your Own Business: ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Choose y ho hours & income. Ave J & 1stSt. Open
Medical insurance now avail! Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
Choose Avon! 863-677-0025 For those with unusual taste
We buy & sell estates.
rvi (863)946-9100
Services COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
'Burning, Excellent condition.
$300. (863)675-4858
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
Babysitting 405 (863)675-4858
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4 15 MERSMAN TABLE- Numbered
Instruction 420 in fine condition. $125.
Services Offered 425 (863)763-7989
Insurance 430 WHISKEY JUG- Old Timing, 5
Medical Services435 gal. Very heavy crock,
Gray/brown. $50. Firm
t (863)946-1896

DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARG:Bea Henry ELECTRIC SKILLET- New,
County School Board Bus $50. (863)357-0125
Driver. Contact the MAYTAG DRYER Neptune in-
Transportation Dept. at tellidry, white. $250
863-674-4115 or (863)801-1836
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@ RANGE Electric, GE, almond
hendry.k12.fl.us color, new condition. $100
firm (863)228-6141
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
white, side by side, water &
READING A ice dispenser. Excellent condi-
NEWSPAfPR SAVES tion $375 (863)763-5792
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
TIME BY HELPING YOU white, Heavy duty. $200 for
PLAN YOUR TIME both or will separate.
WISEL (863)763-5084
WASHING MACHINE Ken-
more. New, super capacity. A
Must See! $175
(863)357-2891 after 4pm
WATER DISPENSER Alpine
w/one 5 gallon bottle. In good
condition. $50 (863)946-019


BICYCLES (2) Schwin, 1
mans, 1 ladies, balloon tires,
^ 5 spd, $75 for both.
.4>V s-J (863)763-7613.


S3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x26 Now
T$3995. 25x30 $5700. 30x40
o wonder newspaper $8300. 40x60 $12,900. Oth-
readers enjoy life more rra. Meets 140 M.PH. High-
included. Pioneer
S( 800)668-5422.

ARRESTED NEED A LAW-
YER? All Criminal Defense. METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
*Felonles *Mlsdemeanors Buy Direct From Manufactur-
*DUI *Automobile Accident er. 20 colors in stock with all
*Domestic Violence Accessories. Quick turn
*Wrongful Death. "Protect around Delivery Available
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney Toll Free (888)393-0335.
(800)733-5342-24/7.rv PAN ROOFING- 30 pieces,
13t long $130


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS (863)675-8760.
children, etc. Only one sig- SA
nature required! *Excludes SAWMILLS from only
govt. fees! Call weekdays $2,795.00 Convert your

LLC. Established 1977. portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free information:
NEW SELF STORAGE (800)578-1363 ext 300N.
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, Join all the people who
10x30,12x30,15x25.Full say, "I sold it in the
electric, secure on Commereio classifieds"
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs. Eqp n 04
863-983-8979
VENDOR DISPLAY TABLES
(4) wooden, 24" x 48" w/ cov-
ers. $80 (863)763-0266


payment. US Postal Service trail rides, trailers, tor experi-
delivery, wwwphar- enced rider $1500
mamx.com. (863)763-1504.


CHAIN HOISTS COME
ALONG, several allfor PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
$650 call for details. Will good condition. $75.
separate (863)697-9704. (863)763-8943
EARN DEGREE online from RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
home. *Medical, *Business ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
Placement Assistance. Corn- ROTOTILLER Troy-Bilt pony,
puter & Financial aid ifquail- 5hp. Good condition
ww. onlin(866)858-21water1 $150/neg. (863)763-3679
tech.com. When you want sorhe-
EGG INCUBATOR Good thing sold, advertise in
shape, just don't use any- the classified.
more. $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message
FOUNTAIN Mediterranean. Okeechobee Livestock
large, round, 3 tier, grape vine Market Sales every
motif. $575 or best offer Mon. 12pm & every
(863)357-7406 Tues. 11am. 763-3127


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RECORD COLLECTION Vinyl. FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT W/IN-
Eclectic selection. 100+ STALLATION! FREE DVR!
Something for everyone! $100 FREE DVD PLAYER! 3
for all (863)763-5792 MONTHS FREE HBO CINE-
MAX! ACCESS 225+ CHAN-
TARA- Scarletts First Love, NELS. 100% DIGITAL
part of Scarletts World col- CONDITIONS APPLY. CALL
election, w/Cert of Auth. $20 NOW (866)500-4056.
(863)261-1153.
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
'Cm trdoors w/hardware. complete.
II~ e 0580I 4 windows across top $250
C P Rs- will sep. (863)357-3779
COMPUTER, Complete sys- w
tem wall accessories & GENERATOR 6k watt, Briggs
games.$100. (561)261-1658 & Stratton, needs work
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win- $400/neg. (863)467-5889
dows XP, MS Office, key- VEGETABLE SINK- green, cast
board, mouse, monitor, iron, self rimming, 32x21,
$175. (863)843-0158 and STAINLESS STEEL
SINK- self rimming, 32x21
GATEWAY includes desk & $15 for both (863)763-7613
rinter. Runs Windows XPR
$300 or best offerO
(863)673-1877
IQ PORTABLE ELECTRONIC IN-
TELLI WRITER- Plus,
COUCH Pink, bean shaped Sharpe, asking $50 good
couch, eames styled! Excel- shape (863)357-4831.
lent Cond. $225 9
(863)697-1782
DESK Wood, 5 drawer beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150 BEAGLE PUPS 3 males.
(772)597-2470 13wks old. Two sets of shots
& worming's. $250 each.
DINING TABLE glass top, (863)228-6141
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$300 or best offer CHOCOLATE LAB 3/2 yrs
(863)824-3319 old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
DR TABLE & 6 LADDER BACK $275 neg. (863)824-0703
CHAIRS- large, great condi-
tion, $100 (863)675-7306. GREAT DANE, neutered male,
11 mos. old, loving, inside
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS & dog, good home only. $300.
MAUVE RECLINER- asking (863)983-6406
$120 for all (863)675-0246. PARAKEETS & CAGE- asking
GLIDER ROCKERS & OTTO- $35 (863)357-3639
MANS (2)- wing back, exc
condition, $90 for both RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
(863)467-6060. old, ready to go, $200 or
LIVING ROOM GROUP sea- best offer (863)447-0965.
foam green, sofa, lov seat, YELLOW LAB Female, good
clb chair and lounger w/2 hunting pedigree, 3yrs old,
lamps $400 (863)801-1428 needs good home w/ room to
OAK DESK excellent condi- run $100 (863)467-0631
tion $300 (410)883-3612 YOUNG DOVES- various col-
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real o rs $25 each.
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new. (863) 675-6214 after 6pm.
$150. (863)357-2110 LaBelle area.
SOFA Large, in good condi- ZEBRA FINCHES, male & fe-
tion. $150 or best offer male with cage, $25.
(863)824-3319 (863)673-5038 LaBelle
SOFA- Craftwork Guild, floral.
print, camelback, $80 Supplies 0685
(863)983-7775.
89 7HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
(863)983-7751
BATTERY CHARGER auto-
matic, 48volts, Club car,
$100 (863)697-2033
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472 READING A

ii NEWSPAPER...
ANTIQUE WINCHESTER makes you a more informed
12GA.- pump, model 1897, and Interesting person.No
made in 1910, $500 wondernewspaperreaders
(863)763-3551
CAP & BALL 36 cal. Repro- reore
duction w/ all accessories.
Shoots well. $150L
(863)763-0072
M44'52 7.62x5cal Nice TROPHY FISH MOUNT 42",
M44 152 7,62x5 cal. Nice Tarpon, fiberglass. $150
shooting gun, excellent shape. (86)610-2126 $150
W/ ammo & accessories. (863)6102126
$250 (863)763-0072
POLICE SPECIAL 38 nickel i
plated, collectors, 1930s ---
YPD issue, excl. cond. $300 CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Su-
(863)467-6696 per Tuner III, multi color dis-
SHOT GUN- Winchester, play, retails $300, sell $200
age, Deer Gun w/scope. 357-0448lv messa
365. (863)467-7838 COUNTRY CASSETTES 100 -
THOMPSON1927-Aw Carbine, / Sony Cassette play/record-
THOMPSON 19274A1 Carbine, er $35 (863)697-2033
like new w/case and (2) 30
round magazines, flawless,
$1000 (863)697-1443
I. TV SONY FD WEGA 36' flat
screen w/ton of features and
NORDIC TRACK- ski exercis- wireless head phones $1000
er, folds and stores, full body (772)461-8822
work out $50
(863)763-0691 Agriculture
WEIGHT SET- 468lbs., In-
clined, flat & declined bench _ii_
w/squat rack & lat tower .
$350. (863)357-2829
IChristmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
DIAMON BAGETT BN Farm Feed Products 810
DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND- Farm Miscellaneous 815
Like new condition. $600 Farm Produce 820
(863)697-0845 Farm Services
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock Offered 825
design. Hand made, 24K, Farm Supplies/
100yr old. Asking $575 nego- Services Wanted 830
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
l li d Landscaping
Supplies 845
LAMPS (4) $20 for all will sell Lawn 8 Garden 850
separate (863)357-4831. Livestock 855
-Poultry/ Supplies 860
g I I "Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy more
freedom! Travel without can- _- ,
sisters, Oxilfe's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
your car & in your home. APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
U.S.A.- made Warranteed jumper $850 or best offer.
(800)780-2616 www.oxli- (863)357-3325
ieinc.com. HORSE 3 y/o mustang,
SAVE ON PRESCRIPTION needs attention, very nice
MEDICINES! Up to 90% dis- pretty needs to be broken
county Patent. Generic. OTCs $400/neg. (863)634-2139
too. Reliable. Safe. Easy.
Fast! Order via Internet. CC REG. PASOFINO BAY MARE-


Rentals



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



1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.



LaBelle: DELUXE Completely
Furnished, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., FL
Rm., Carport, W/D. Lease. No
pets. (863)675-2296


Beautiful one acre of land for
rent. Perfect for mobile
home. Property off Baker
Hwy., Moore Haven. Monthly
rental $275. Call bet.
10am-8pm. (561)686-2166


ROOMMATE WANTED: Locat-
ed in upscale neighborhood.
Full house privileges. $400
mo., 863-697-9074

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment .,
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON:
ESTABLISHED GYM
FOR SALE (863)983-4436


MONTURA RANCHES-5 acres
(Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots.
Ideal for extended family.
21/2 ac, $80K. 11/ ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071


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Prpet Sle 05


OFFICE SPACE
AVAILABLE

Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.
Belle Glade Area
Call561262687
fo oeinfomaion.


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Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup &NA/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
condition. Please call for more
information (863)675-3699
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
1 /4 acre lot, asking $39,000.
2 /2 acre lot, asking $83,900.
CALL (863)228-7124.



$10,000 DISCOUNT! Grand
Opening! Ocala area- The
Preserve at Oak Hill. Upscale
equestrian community of 5
to 21 acre parcels. Private,
gated, trails. Discount ends
12/15/05. Broker/Owner.
(352)330-0022.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
(800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolinalifes-
tyle.info.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 19.5 acres $6,142
down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP
MOUNTAIN, Western NC.
Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome
views! Acreage w/creeks &
log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing
Available. (828)247-0081.
FIND PEACE FROM THE
STORMS!
Magnificent Georgia Properties
For Sale.
Timberland, Farmland & Rec-
reational
*Acreage's From 3 TO 3,000*
Call PeachState at
(866)300-7653.
www.farmandtimber.com
GAL 2550


GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
2. Lake View Bargains! Wa-
ter access from $34,900 w/
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Sat & Sun
12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre-
construction savings on
beautifully wooded parcels at
34,000 acre lake in Tennes-
see. Enjoy unlimited water
recreation. Surrounded by
state forest. Lakefront
available. Excellent financing!
Call now (800)704-3154 x
701.
Mountain, Lake, and Vacation
Properties available in North-
east Georgia and Western
NC. Contact Exit Realty
(877)203-5151 www.ex-
itng.com
NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on
mountain top, unfinished in-
side, view, trees, waterfall &
large public lake nearby, no
traffic, $89,900 owner
( 8 6 6) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT
Private community on the
TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2
hours to Nashville. Spec-
tacular views of Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acres from the
$40s. New to Market. Call
(866)339-4966.
OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN
RETREAT Spectacular gated
riverfront mountain commu-
nity near Asheville, NC. 1-8
acre building sites from the
$60s. Borders National For-
est. Community lodge & river
walk. Call (866)292-5762.
SEASON CLOSE-OUT SALE IN
THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
Gated Waterfront Community
Riverfront and Mountain
Views Available. Prices Start-
ing Low as $46,900. Final
Phase Limited Lots Call
Now! Ask about our lot/
home pkg. Buy Direct from
the Developer SAVE THOU-
SANDS$$$$ (800)559-3095
ext 327 www.river-
crest.com.
"TENNESSEE LAKE PROPER-
TIES" Located on pristine
Norris Lake, TVA's first res-
ervoir. Lakefronts, lake &
mountain views, homes and
land. CALL Lakeside Realty
(423)626-5820 www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
TN WEEKEND RETREAT
ACREAGE New lake commu-
nity close to Chattanooga &
Knoxville. Limited number of
private boat slips. Commu-
nity lake access and
amenities. 1/2 + acres.from
$40K. Call (866)292-5769.
Unique 6,000 sq. ft. Lake La-
nier home, private-2ac, 325
ft on lake, exquisite gardens,
waterfalls, boat dock, 50mi.
NE of Atlanta, GA
$1,500,000: Doris, Savage
RE, (770)861-8525.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by
selling them in the
classified.



Investor will pay all cash for
hurricane damaged houses.
Moorehaven & LaBelle areas
(863)675-4858
TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in 1 week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, November 24, 200.


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ONLY ,'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 DEC 15TH $151,300
SAVE NOW, BEAT THE PRICE
INCREASE.
Montura Tr 1nTf J Mayoral
St. at end o1ilji t to canal.
High, Dry & 01V .l\
Montura Tract 1,25 ac Kennel St.
next to canal, Very nice lot. High,
Dry & Cleared REDUCED $40K
CBS or ,
cha
sec -
ro Asteal ,-W1 '"
BANK FORECLOSURE bedroom 2
bath stilt house that needs work, on
1.25 ac. 665 N Willow Street. MRE
$54,900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts
staring at $195,000.00.
S ) 1000 00 to reserve, your tract
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Ask Us About
Our New
Talking
House..


t Sooner With

SGlenn A. Teri L.
S.)j Smith Rangel


# 863-983-3508

1) Business Opportunity! Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch,
Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
equipped cafetena ready to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and invento.
ry included. Great business opportunity,
$800K MLS# 200530488
2) North side 3 Bedroom/I bath home
on C ir-.l- I H .,. .,"- I!. ., i-,-
lot I E pE
_r ,.
3) Port Labelle Lot Buildable lot ieady
for your new home. Call me to help you
throughout the building process.
$59,900 MLS#' 20051?627/
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitdchen/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 ('0S Homes of Merit) on
sm all W .--, ,, :.., ,, h- i.t
place. :-3I ,=_', !,-I -i : I1 .
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
Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


1 25 ac $109.9K
hlt Peal p_ Northside"'
Irnmnaculate .1.,1. r 22,200
sq.ft. outside kitchen & heated
SN 1 ili ng K

Ngeed Land? GLt IR
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5SK
New LU.tin
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K
Cuunir living ar its Res.t"'
) L' *'lali ili I, J tuLir, on 1.25
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$169.9K1(
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 Btow O Sat= &iWg AU
Offers tlud's Place
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun
atmosphere & pool tables for
ONLY $260K!!
1aU Reduced 34,8K
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY LOT WOW"'
1.25 acres of land in Mi.l' hrid
Ranch Estates
I ') fyj6,[NGf of
Polte li,,i 7. n, o,, -s
You want country livin pack %our
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5


Clewiston's F

Charmaine A. Marshall
Montgomery R. Berner

863-697-0189 863-228-3265
Se Habb Espnol
Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5 1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca& Home Located Just a Block From
Choose whether to sit on the covered Roland Martins Marina. Fenced in
porch orwalk out to the B-i-Que area Back Yard, Tiled Through-out.
and gaze at the pond. Living room Potential for a 4th Bedroom. Bring All
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen Offers! $209,9K.
is HUGE. Ready to move into. Seller 2) W.Ventura-2 bd/lba. Home in
says "well even leave most of the Brand New Condition and Ready to
furniture". This one won't last Move in. Hard wood Floors, New
long' $199,900.00 Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence
One of a kindIt 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Surrounding Big Back Yard. Don't
h.-,rne on Del Monte. Almost 3500 Miss Out On This Great Deal! $97K.
5q Ii under air. Caged pool & Spa 3) Reduced For Quick Sale: 1,09
with riclsrji knichen. Separate Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. t\.i r,_ir
office building i ih half bath. Could Distance From Mary Lou's 'I'.,r,'
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed, Price Reduced to $60K.
room home. Too many extras to list 4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
Photos & info on realtor.com on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
MLS#200521924. Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
PioneerPlantationTracts Spacious With GreatFloor Plan. Place
2.5 Acres on Tampa Ave. i Immaculate! $108.K.
Paved road & heavily wooded 5)Montura Tract. 1.25 Ac S.
corner lot. Palomino St. Buildable Lot, Great
Reduced to $82,000.00. Investment Opportunity. $39,5K
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 11th Street,
Secluded lot with lots of trees, Ashley
Only S79K P. Wood
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New 63211
Construction in Cr %r, nj %iea.
Build Your Dream iIle i ezl
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #1 5, on
the pond @$62 K CLEISO U t A i 1 lI
I h.airhi r Blvn near the river ?i .JotL" -, t II L f I el l
_'6. r00 00r r s
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8, gro. <., .:tr ti, '
$58,500.00 each MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, 3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
S** 6uj each of Merit doublewide in nice 55+j
community offered @ 5174,900


first Realtor!

Maribel q Sam J
Gonzalez Walke


561-722-7347
SeHabltaE pbol
Harlem! 3/2 mobile home with
shed, fenced yard, patio, and a fire-
place @$59,900.00
Bring your animals! 1995 Homesof
Merit DSLWDE MH in Montura. 3/2 on
1:25 aces with lots oftrees and storage
space (@ $139,90(00
New Ustng mI ~inMoore
READY TO MOVE In MRE 3/2
DBLWDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @4
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @1
$95,000

"Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

30 aes of pasture and woods in
.adeca $755,000.00.
5 wooded acres in Ladera $150,000,00
Callmeforvacantland. Lots or aceagei
New Listing' 3/2 on 1.25 Acres
with C.,-'rTr S& .r:n.;d Porch,
Fenced. .j l $114,999
Recently RAced Beautiful 3BR/2BA
manarfatured home on 1,09 acres in
MontUra Nice floor plan with fireplace
r.,,.a, thni,.s rrj rnnrx. -. 5 1tJ7.i25
New Usting! 2/2 mobile home In
Moore Haven. Nice yard w/ big
shaded oak tree. Concrete dreway
& fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps & Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: $79,900.00


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 125 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
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@' $94.9K
Ready To Move Into a New
2bd/?ba Mobile Home? High and Dry
1.25 Ac Lot Has Been Cleared fenced
and Cross Fenced. @ $ I OK.


Enrique
Acosta
305-506-5876
Se Haba E! 0l
New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many rruit Trees,New A/C .
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Dell Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water-&
sewer available, investors want,
ed $49,900
on rl. i L .led,
fenced, new septic $1 39,900
1 .25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered 5$79,900
Pioneer I'larnvalir,''' 2.5 acres
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Harbour$180,000 12.80 ac. Call for details
2 Houses Lake Harbor CBS Tri-Plex Unitl 4BR,
38NQBA 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA
botB165,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA
3BR, 2.5 BA $210,000 $279.000
3BR, 2.SBA $158,000 MOBILE HOMES
3BR, 2BA Flaghole 3BR, 2BA on lake
$189,900 S120.000
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 3BR, 2BA EasyLfe$82,000
$314,000 2 Mobile Homes each 4BR,
3BR, 2.SBA 2 Story 2BA 30'x50' metal buildings
5216.000 2.16 acres S349,000
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood
$410,000


MONTURA
LOTS AVAILABLE
CALL .OR DETAILS
3BR, 2BAMontura 1.25 acres
3BR,2BA. 1.25 ac. $160,000
2 Lots 1.25 sisle by skkde cleared
$45,'000each
5 acres Pioner S 120,000
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Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
27 100'xo00' $550,000
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& Apt. $173,000


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Almost 2 acres!!! Call 4 Details

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1 )400Acres!!
Beautiful tract of
land that is perfect
for hunting. Wildlife
is abundant w/ deer,
the occasional bear,
& a multitude of
small game. Property
is currently being
used for cattle.
515,000 per ac.
Pictures & more on
realtor.com MLS#
200520411
2)Poneer 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) Montura Ranch
1.25 acre parcel on S.
Brida St $35,000
5)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 infor-
mation on realtor.com
MLS# 200520398
6)Moore Haven 4/2
on 1/3 acre. Large
open kitchen. New in
'04. Listed at
$134,900 MLS#:
200521690
7)Montura Ranch
Estates 4 bedroom,
2.5 bath CBS home on
2.5 acres. Too many
upgrades to list Must
see at $379,900
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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

3 Cuartos, 2 Banos,
I oile Homes Traila Doble Nueva Lis-
l !IIU tas para ser occupadas.
Eston localizades en V2
acre de propidad. Entre
en medio de LaBelle y
Mobi Hom L 2005 Immokalee. Llamme al
Mobi Home- Part 2010 (863)234-9804.
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
K P Sle 2020 3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe--
cialmente, para las victi-
i l'eH'ome mas dl Huracan.
R0 $29,900 se accept el
program de'FEMA y
LABELLE- 2001, 3br/2ba agencies de seguro. Lla-
fenced yard, Quite neighbor- men e s a I
hood. $950 mo incl electric 863-234-9804.
for details 863-234-9540
MMONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec.13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd.
Priced to sell @ $108,500.
5 ACRES & 3/2 DOUBLE- Call owner: 863-673-5071
WIDE- in LaDeca, between
LaBelle & Clewiston, Hendry Your new home could be
County, $259,000 in today's paper. Have
(239)297-5864 you looked for it?


1 Recreation

Mas de 40 trails san- I
class in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su Boats 3005
propidad. Bajo encunche CamperuRV- 3010
y baja pago de Mensu- Jet Skiis 3015
aledad. Llamme para Marine Accessories 302
ma i nformaion Marine Miscellaneous 3025
mas informacion. Motorcycles 3030
(863)234-9804. Sport Vehicl/ATVs 3035
New & Used ,,
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes. ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ trlr,
Best Deals Anywhere. 20hp Electric Merc. start, fish
STANTON HOMES finder, anchors, swivel seats,
Clewiston, LaBelle, $2000 (863)635-3627.
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda BASSHAWK BASS BOAT 17'
1-800-330-8106 85 hp. Evinrude. Runs great. 2
Depth Finders, Trolling motor
& Trailer (Like New). Never in
salt water. $6000. Pis. call
RENT TO OWN 863-763-7727/772-263-1803
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/
Clewiston Slanton Homes Outboard Motor. Motor needs
863-983-8106 work. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-8519
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST BOAT TRAILER- for a 17' boat,
& OLDEST DEALER good shape $450
VOLUME PRICING (863)675-6738
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266 BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
- or will sep. (954)868-6518
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
READING A $7200 neg. (863)357-7406
NEWSPAPER MAKES DRY BOAT- 11 ft, 30h/p Mari-
YOU A MORE INFORMED ner, full cover, trailer, similar
AND INERESTING to a jet ski $2500
PERSON. (954)868-6518
SLOWER UNIT- for 1979 Merc
o wondernewspaper Outboard, $250
readers,, re more popular (863)675-6738.


Automobiles
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft., HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT'84, PLYMOUTH NEON '97 2 FLAT BED 9'- diamond plata,
Fiberglass, 50 hp Merc w/trail- Rare. 21K mis., Asking $8,000 door, white, new tires, 91K mi, headache bar, bumper, tow
er. Will demonstrate. $850. (863)634-5753 11 1 5spd. Great on gas. $1200 bar, $800 or best offer
(863)467-4035 YAMAHA ROAD KING '04- (863)214-1286 after 5pm (863)697-9704.
PONTOON BOAT- '92, 18ft, shield, saddle bags, Automobiles 4005 ; rW he FORD F150 '87- 4x4, single
Sweet Water, for fishing 703M,like new, touring bike, Autos Wanted 4010i ve 03 cab, long bed, straight 6 cyl,
30h/p Yamaha w/trailer. $8200 (239)564-8196 Classic Cars 4015 4 pd, $2500
$3,450neg.(863)467-4646 do you find a ob Commercial Truck 4020 FORD F350 '87 6.9 diesel, (239)77064 $2 50
Prollne, '86,17', 90hp Yama- in today's competitive Eons rtion 4spd, flatbed. Runs good.
ha 1998, center console, t- market? In the qulpment 4025 $2500 or best offer GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 62
n ,te Foreign Car3s 3 (863)634318 Diesel, $3500.
top, trlr like new, $6500. employment section Four Wheel Drive 4030 (863)634-7318 Diesel, $3500.
(954)868-6518. of the classified Heavy Duty Trucks i 40 866-294-4011
S r Vehcl Parts Repairs 4045 GMC JIMMY'88, Black. Wilm.i
Pickup Trucks 4050 FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer, took out rear side window.
ORTONA, Riverfront, 35' RV SpTort Utillty 4055 for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step- Runs perfect. $600 or best of-
w/10'x30' room addition in GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat Utility Trailersn 065 side, White, Exc. cond. fer (863)697-6327
Meadowlark Camp Grounds, cover, dark green, good con- Vans 4070 $275. (863)610-1000 -,-
Boat docks avail. $6800 neg. edition $800 (863)635-2348 T 1 E1 LTI
(863)675-3474 leave msg. TIRES-4, 31 1050 15" LT,
SALEM 5th WHEEL 1995 50% tread(863)763-1370. $150
w/awnin, queen bed, sleeps READING A (863)763-1370
6, Big refrigerator & tub. Great CAMARO '80, At, Runs,
shape w/hith. $6000. Ps. call NEWSPAPER... Needs work, $1750. TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck READING A
863-763-7727/772-263-1803 leads you (863)697-3258 or 634-6601 tires, $150 for all, in good NEWSPAPER
to the COshape (863)697-6033 NEWSPAPER.
TRAVEL TRAILER 26 Ft .t lte CROWN VICTORIA-'89, Runs -Yt.. -.. ..yo aby
TRAVEL TRAILER, 26Ff. best produces good. Rebuilt trans. Decent kau Ik ..I0 .nmo,.o
Long, Sleeps 6. Fully con- and serves. shae, $1500 or best offer. -o- b ...
tained. $500. or best offer.13Pl.,P..,
Needs work. (863)843-0079 ( (863)357-1938 CAMPER TOPPER- For small -.d'- ..--.,.I'.
CROWN VICTORIA- '95, V8, bed P/U, Red. Excellent con-
Mn e Police interceptor model, low edition. Orig. $1370. Asking
mi, Cold A/C, Super charged $400. (863)467-2777
BIMINI BOAT TOP and boot $2500. 239-633-4069 CHEVY 4x4-'72 &'85, no mo- TOYOTA LANDCRUISIER
for pontoon boat, complete Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97, tors, $1000 863-6973895 FJ40- '79, New canvas & drs,
like new 21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp, needs finishing. New & refurb.
$250 863-467-6696 very low hrs., Signature Ser., CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK, '85, parts $3500. 239-278-0484
MARINE RADIO- ICOM, Full $8900. (863)763-0944 $8000 or best offer. t l
watts $75. (863)763-7989 HONDA CIVIC 1993, 4 Door, 866-294-4011
Loaded. Excellent condition. T
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP Tre I Great on gas. Many new parts. CHEVY DUALLY '84 Quad UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
Johnson, long shaft, $450 $2500(863)763-3406 cab, runs good $2200 or best wheels & tires. Good condi-
(863)447-2130. offer (863)763-8261 tion. $1300 or best offer.
) AIRSTREAM TRAILER- 34', OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU- (863)763-3406
Earn some extra cash. '1985, Self contained, Good PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted, DODGE 3500 DUMP TRUCK,
Sell your used items in condition. $7000. sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S, '86, $4500 or best offer. UTILITY TRAILER, 4X8, asking
the classified (863)763-4004 P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651 866-294-3411. $450. (863)675-7275


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FileNo.: 2005-174-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of BEV-
ERLY JOHNSON PHILLIPS, deceased,
whose date of death was April 24,
2005, File Number 2005-174 CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 1760,
LaBelle, FL 33975-1760. The names
and addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the Decedent's Estate, on
whom a copy of this Notice has been
served, must tile 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 TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the Decedent's Estate
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is November 10,2005.
DARRELL PHILLIPS
Personal Representative
PO. Box 551
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kevin A.Kyle
Attomey for Personal Representative
Florida BarNo.980595
GREEN SCHOENFELD& KYLE LLP
Royal Palm Corporate Center,
Suite 320
1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida33919
Telephone: (239) 936-7200
968440 CGS 11/24;12/1/05

RFP
The City of Pahokee is accepting propo-
sals from architectural firms to provide
design/building services for the reno-
vation of the historical Prince Theater.
This RFP seeks to identify the most
qualified potential providers of the
above-mentioned services. For a com-
plete bid packet, contact: Jim Vaughn,
61-924-5534 ext. 3. Bids are due by
December 20, 2005.
98754 CGS 11/24/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO,05-549-CA
ROBERT L. MOORE NK/A ROBERT LEE
MOORE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ROBERT LEE MOORE; IRENE 0.
MOORE A/K/A IRENE MOORE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IRENE 0.
MOORE NA/K/A IRENE MOORE; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSGINEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT#2,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure enteredin the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate In Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 19, BLOCK A, HARLEM ADDITION
TO NO. 8, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 136 AND
137, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRYCOUNTYI FLORIDA.
To include a:
1995 RICHWOOD MOBILE HOME; VIN
N15864 and TITLE #71569654
NK/A
773 ALABAMA AVENUE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be
done, to the highest bidder, or bidders,
for cash, in the front office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County Ad-
ministration Building), LaBelle, FL
33935, on the 7th day of December,
2005.
DATED THIS 8th day of November, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plalndtiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedlngs. If hearing Impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TOO) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay ServIce.
97702 CGS 11/17,24/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2003-994-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United States Department
of Agriculture, Rural Development,
f//a Farmers Home Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
LAURITA Y. SMALL, a single person;
and HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered on November 22,
2004, and this Court's Order Setting
Foreclosure Sale entered on November
1, 2005, by the above entitled Court in
the above styled cause, the under-
signed Clerk of Court or any of his duly
authorized deputies, will sell the prop-
erty situated in Hendry County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 10 in Block F of SOUTH RIDGE SUB-
DIVISION, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 98 and
99 of the public records of Hendry
County, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on Nov. 30, 2005, at
11:00 A.M. in front of the Office of
Clerk of Circuit Court, 2nd Floor Hall-
way, Administration Building, Hendry
County Courthouse, Labelle, Florida,
subject to all ad valorem taxes and as-
sessments for the real property de-
scribed above.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 1700
MONROE STREET, 3RD FLOOR, FORT
MYERS, FLORIDA 33901, TELEPHONE
(941)335-2299, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on November 8, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
BY: /s/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
11/26/2005 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Gary Glarum 203
Chairs, TV and misc. items
Sheena Thomas J-9
Mattresses, misc. items
Virginia Hellard J-68
Dryer, misc. items
Kevin T.Hellard K-22
TV, microwave, misc. items
Laura McHenry/Raven Dalton J-60
Bike, washer, dryer, misc. items
Carey Soud 40
Chair, bike, lawn equipment, misc. boxes
97617 CGS 11/17,24/05


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-302 CC
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
vs.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case
now pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hendry County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida, on
the 14th day of December, 2005, at
11:00 a.m., the following described
property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida, subject to an easement for in-
gress, egress and utilities over and
across the North 40 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot 247 In Montura Ranch
Estates; and the East 1/2 of the East
1/2 of the North 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 27,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, subject to an
easement for ingress, egress; and
utilities over and across the East 30
feet and the North 40 feet thereof. Also
known as Lot No. 248 in Montura
Ranch Estates; along with the 1994
mobile home ID Nos. 146M8356A and
146M8356B, Florida Title Nose.
66214985 and 66214984 located
thereon.
ORDERED AT HENDRY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, this 16th day of November, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: Y. Carter
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN RA.
708 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
98883 CGS 11/24,12/1/05

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PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060042
STA 6- SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTION AND SECTION 1 MODIFICATION PROJECT;
HENRY 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 STA 6 SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTION AND SECTION 1
MODIFICATION PROJECT; HENRY COUNTY, FL on Tuesday, December 20,
2005 at 2:30 p.m. local tme, at which bmely submitted bids will be opened and
publicly read. This project involves labor, equipment & materials to construct an
additional storm water treatment flow way for STA 6 and modify an existing sec-
tion of STA 6. The work will include, but Is not limited to, the construction of ca-
nals, levees, flow control structures, degrading of existing roads and berms, and
the filling of existing ditches and canals. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the SFWMD Clewiston
Field Station. From Clewiston, head east (south) approx. one mile to S.R. 835.
Take SR 835 south for approx. 1 mile, then turnm left on Hookers Point Road. For
directions call (863) 983-1431 A site visit will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a set for
$290.00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the
24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5200. The public is invited to attend the bid
opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
web ste www.stwmd.gov.
CGS 9851811/24/05

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Legal notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the office of
Sheeley Architects, Inc. Any proposal offered later than the date and time stipulat-
ed below will be returned unopened. The work for which proposals are to be re-
ceived consists of the following:
Greentree South PavilIon, In Labelle, FL for the Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, Labelle and Rendry Counties, will be receiving sealed bids delivered to
Sheeley Architects, up until 11:00 AM on Nov. 30, 2005, for furnmishing of all labor
and materials, performing all work necessary and Incidental as called for In the
construction o the Greentree South Pavilion in LaBelle, 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 opened and read aloud. 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-
chtiectral 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 In full upon return of
these documents to the Architect within ten (10) days after the bid date other-
wise; the Architect shall retain the full amount of the deposit. Additional copies are
available at a cost of $75.00 per set, 50% of which is refundable upon rtunm In
original condition. Additional sets require a 24 Hour notice prior to pick up. All
documents shall remain the property of the Architect, and shall be returned to
their office whether or not deposit is refundable. The drawings and specifcatons
maybe examInrd at te office ofthe Dodoe Plan Roo, Labelle, FL. A Davis-Ba-
con Act wage deerminauon wg be In effect ian wil inege general contra or
and all sub-contractors. Bidders must submit 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 Instruction
1924-A Guide I Attachment 3. 5) RD Instruction 1924-A, Guide 1, Attachment
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.
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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. Biddi 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 $45.000 00
4.1.18 acres, lakefront-Lot 9, Woodland III Subdivision;
The minimum bid for parcel 4 Is $60 000 00
5.2.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Monturas Ranch Estates;
The minimum bid for parcel 5 ls $90 000 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, Flrida 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 bid
opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance until January 26,
2006.
The District reserves the riahbt to reject anv or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the first charges filed by his
office's new Cyber Crime Unit,
against a Filipino citizen accused
of possession and distribution of
child pornography.
Investigators from the Cyber
Crime Unit recently arrested
Karel Ikbala, a 20-year-old sailor
in the U.S. Navy, after seizing
multiple images of child pornog-
raphy from his home computer.
Cyber Crime Unit investiga-
tors used covert Internet search
methods to locate approximately
15 movies or photos that
appeared to be pornographic
images of children. Ikbala, cur-
rently assigned to the Jack-
sonville-based U.S.S. Kennedy,
made the images available for
distribution through a computer
at his residence in Atlantic Beach.
A search warrant was executed
at the residence, with the assis-
tance of the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office and U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE), and
the images were seized.
Attorney General Crist estab-
lished a dedicated Cyber Crime
Unit this fall in order to focus on
the growing problem of crimes
committed via the Internet, par-
ticularly against children. Cyber
Crime investigators conduct
covert investigations online and
target individuals who prey on
children as well as those who
pollute the Internet with images'
of child pornography.
This unit allows law enforce-
ment and prosecutors to focus on
an area that poses a grave danger
to children but can be too techni-
cally complex and ever changing
for some local law enforcement
agencies to emphasize. The unit
is supported in part by the federal-
ly funded Internet Crimes Against
Children task force.


"Internet crimes against chil-
dren are rising with the spread of
computer technology, and our
Cyber Crime Unit is designed to
help law enforcement bring
online pornographers to justice,"
said Crist. "By using the latest
resources and techniques, our
investigators will be able to part-
ner with local authorities to iden-
tify, track and shut down the vile
predators who target defenseless
children."
A study by the Crimes Against
Children Research Center sever-
al years ago indicated that at
least 24 million children
between the ages of 10 and 17
use the Internet regularly. One
out of every five of these children
received a sexual solicitation,
one in every four received
unwanted pictures of naked
people or people having sex,
one in every 17 was threatened
or harassed and one in every 33
received an aggressive sexual
solicitation asking the recipient
to meet, phone or accept gifts.
The case against Ikbala will
be prosecuted jointly by the
Fourth Circuit State Attorney's
Office and the Attorney General's
Office. Ikbala was arrest Oct. 20
and is now charged with one
count of promoting the sexual
performance of a child and four
counts of possession of child
pornography. Ikbala faces a
maximum prison sentence of 30
years, if convicted on all counts.
The Cyber Crime Unit's mis-
sion statement directs it to protect
children from computer-facilitat-
ed sexual exploitation by work-
ing cooperatively on a statewide
basis with law enforcement and
prosecution agencies to provide
resources and expertise, while
preventing the spread of these
crimes through education and
community awareness.


Thanksgiving dinner cost up slightly


WASHINGTON, D.C., A tra-
ditional Thanksgiving dinner
with turkey, stuffing, cranberries,
pumpkin pie and all the trim-
mings, increased slightly in price
this year, but still remains afford-
able, according to the American
Farm Bureau Federation.
In AFBF's 20th annual infor-
mal survey of the price of basic
items found on the Thanksgiving
Day dinner table, the average
cost of this year's feast for 10 is
$36.78, a $1.10 price increase
from last year's survey average of
$35.68.
"When the Stallman family
gathers to eat our turkey dinner
this year, we will certainly be
thankful for the bounty produced
by America's farm and ranch
families," said AFBF President
Bob Stallman. "I encourage all
Americans to take a moment
during their Thanksgiving cele-
brations to recognize the role our
farmers and ranchers play in pro-
ducing an abundant, affordable
and safe food supply throughout
the year," he said.
The AFBF survey shopping list
includes turkey, stuffing, sweet
potatoes, rolls with butter, peas,
cranberries, a relish tray of car-
rots and celery, pumpkin pie
with whipped cream and bever-
ages of coffee and milk, all in
quantities sufficient to serve a


family of 10.
The cost of a 16-pound turkey,
at $15.11 or roughly 94 cents per
pound, reflects an increase of
five cents per pound, or a total of
88 cents per turkey compared to
2004. This is the largest contribu-
tor to the overall increase in the
cost of the 2005 Thanksgiving
dinner.
"To the extent there was a
small increase in the nominal
cost of the Thanksgiving dinner,
up three percent from 2004,
most of it can be attributed to
higher energy prices which affect
processing, packaging, refrigera-
tion and shipping costs," said
AFBF Senior Economist Terry
Francl. "Farm Bureau volunteer
shoppers are asked to look for
the best possible prices, without
taking advantage of special pro-
motional coupons or purchase
deals, such as spend $50 and
receive a free turkey. The average
price of turkey remains less than
a dollar per pound again this
year, an amazing value any way
you slice it," said Francl.
According to Francl, data
available from the Agriculture
Department on last year's whole,
frozen turkey indicates that four
out of five turkeys were sold on a
holiday special. Based on those
advertised specials, USDA found
that the prices paid for whole,


frozen turkeys in November 2004
were two-thirds of what con-
sumers paid for the same turkeys
during the other 11 months of
the year. That means many con-
sumers probably purchased
Thanksgiving turkeys for consid-
erably less than the AFBF sur-
vey's average.
Other items showing a slight
price increase this year included:
A gallon of whole milk, $3.09; a
30-oz. can of pumpkin pie mix,
$1.86; a 16-oz. package of frozen
green peas, $1.38; a 12-oz. pack-
age of cubed stuffing, $2.27; two
9-inch pie shells, $1.89; and a 12-
oz. package of brown-n-serve
rolls, $1.64. The price of a com-
bined pound of celery and car-
rots, used for a relish tray,
increased to 59 cents.
Items that decreased slightly
in price this year were: Sweet
potatoes, $2.56 for three pounds;
fresh cranberries, $1.84 for a 12-
oz. package; and a half-pint of
whipping cream at $1.51.
A combined group of miscel-
laneous items, including coffee
and ingredients necessary to pre-
pare the meal (onions, eggs,
sugar, flour, evaporated milk and
butter), increased by 14 cents to
$3.04.
Francl said throughout the
years, Americans have enjoyed
very stable food costs. "The infla-


tion-adjusted cost of a Thanks-
giving dinner has hovered within
a few cents of $20 for the past 15
years. This is indicative of the
continued ability of American
farmers to provide safe and
wholesome food products in a
very efficient and cost-effective
manner," he said.
Bargain shoppers in all areas
should be able to purchase indi-
vidual menu items at prices com-
parable to the Farm Bureau sur-
vey averages. Ready-to-eat
Thanksgiving meals for up to 10
people, with all the trimmings,
are increasingly available at
some supermarkets and take-out
restaurants for around $40 to
$50, providing another option for
busy families.
The AFBF survey was first
conducted in 1986 when the
average cost of a Thanksgiving
meal for a family of 10 was
$28.74. This year's actual cost of
$36.78 is $19.04 in 1986 inflation-
adjusted dollars. While Farm
Bureau does not make any statis-
tical claims about the data, it is a
gauge of price trends around the
nation. A total of 108 volunteer
shoppers from 30 states partici-
pated in this year's survey. Farm
Bureau's survey menu has
remained unchanged since 1986
to allow for consistent price
comparisons.


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