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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: December 1, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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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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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Holiday -
prayer brunch
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
is sponsoring their third
annual holiday prayer
brunch on Saturday, Dec. 3
beginning at 9 a.m. The
-prayer brunch will be held at
Mt. Zion AME Multipurpose
Building in Belle Glade. Our
guest speaker is Sis. Geral-
dine Marshall, from Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church in
West Palm Beach. Tickets
can be purchased for $10
from any member of Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority. All proceeds to
benefit our annual scholar-
ship drive. Women, men and
children .are welcome to
come and enjoy a wonderful
breakfast, a dynamic speaker
and win door prizes. If you
have any questions, please
contact Robbie Everett,
Jessie Terry, Anna -Littles or
Mary Wilkerson.

Red Cross
shelter closed
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 23, American Red Cross
shelter at the Bill Bailey Com-
munity Center located at
1101 Martin Luther King
Blvd. in Belle Glade will be
closed. All shelter residents
have been placed in more
appropriate long-term hous-
ing solutions.

Candlelight
services
St. John First Missionary
Baptist Church, 600 South
West Eighth Street, Belle
Glade, Florida. Rev. Dr.
Robert L. Rease, pastor and
congregation cordially invite
families, friends, neighbors
and the Glades community
to come Fellowship in their
last communion candlelight
service of the year on Dec. 4
at 6:30 p.m.

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 supplies, give us
their contact information in
Iraq. We want to make sure
our troops from the Glades
are receiving support from
their community. For more
information :please contact
Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chair-
person at 996-0129.


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Index
Arrests ............ .5
Classifieds ...... .18-21
Obituaries .......... .2
Opinion .... : ......... 4
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BG postpones first reading


City to review
contract
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The first
reading of an ordinance that aims
to transfer the city's fire rescue
operations to the county, was
removed from the city commis-
sion's agenda last week. Officially
deleted, but in essence post-
poned, staff said it is the desire of
the commission to carefully
review the contract prior to its
approval.
City leaders have reportedly


told staff they would like to pay
close attention to the contract, to
make sure that the city is negotiat-
ing for as much as possible
before the final agreement is
signed.
Facing a looming countywide
increase in meeting minimum
fire safety standards, the city of
Belle Glade is negotiating with the
county to assume its fire rescue
operations.
The move would relieve the
city of the direct financial cost of
providing fire service to its resi-
dents, at the same time providing
for the placement of additional


firefighters in the area to meet
those, minimum levels of service
standards. Staff members said
there is no other way of meeting
the new level of service standards
- the cost is just too much for
the small city.
The commission was faced
with approving the first reading of
the ordinance last week. Having
done so would have set into
motion the expedited transfer of
fire services to the county. The
city, however, agreed to pull the
item off the agenda and return at
a future meeting to vote on the
ordinance.


Students celebrate: Giving thanks!


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INJ/Jose Zaragoza
These students at Gove Elementary had plenty of fun last week, as they celebrated the

Thanksgiving holidays. Dressed in the finest in authentic Native American wardrobe -
finding those old-fashioned grocery bags is tough the children joined in giving
thanks.


The contract arrived much too
late for careful review, said City
Manager Houston Tate. Even the
legal department had not had a
chance to fully read through the
terms of the contract, and the
members of the city commission
themselves had questions that
needed clarifying.
Mr. Tate explains it as a minor
holdback. He said Belle Glade is
fully committed to revisiting the
issue at a future meeting. "We are
trying to answer all of our ques-
tions," Mr. Tate said, before
adding, "Other cities are in differ-
ent situations than we are,"


reflecting on the relative quick-
ness with which the cities of
Pahokee and South Bay have
moved on the issue. *
What it does not say, Mr. Tate
said, is that the city is reluctant in
moving forward with the county.
Most, if not all, commissioners,
agree that entering into the coun-
ty's Municipal Service Taxing Unit
(MSTU) is the only option now
available to the city. The negotia-
tion and review should not signal
to residents that the city is plan-
ning on doing otherwise, he said.
See Fire Page 10


Officer back




home after




being shot


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Accord-
ing to law enforcement offi-
cials, Officer Frantz St. Cloud,
29, is back home and doing
fine after being shot in the arm
last week while trying to con-
trol a crowd at a local club.
Responding to Club 21 in
Belle Gladq where.a number, of
fights. had broken out, Officer
St. Cloud was transported to St.
Mary's Hospital after being


shot once by an unknown par-
ticipant in the brawl.
The shooting happened last
Friday, at approximately 2 a.m.
in Belle Glade. During a con-
cert by Rapper Khia at the club
at .1533 N.W. Ave. L, reports of
fights breaking out inside the
club invoked calls to the police
department to come to the
scene.
Once units with the police
See Brawl Page 10


Sexual Predator


Notification


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This little girl was one of many Gove children


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is advising the public
about a declared Sexual Preda-
tor, Candido Sierra, date of birth:
Sept. 5, 1937, who is now resid-
ing at 2124 E. Main Street, Paho-
kee, Florida.
Detective Pat Englishby of the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office verified this address on
Nov. 4,2005.
On April 14, 1998, Circuit
Court Judge, Michael D. Miller of
the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit,
Palm Beach County, Florida
declared Candido Sierra to be a
Sexual Predator pursuant to
Florida Statue 775.21 (4).
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is in the process of
notifying all licensed daycare


centers located within one-mile
radius of Sierra's residence. The
following is a description of Can-
dido Sierra:
He is also
known as "
Sierra Candy '.
and Candido .
Sr. Sierra.
Sierra is a
68-year-old
white male,
approxi-
mately 165 Candido
pounds, with Sierra
a height of
five feet, two inches. He has
black hair and brown eyes.
His residence is now officially
listed as 2124 E. Main Street,
Pahokee, Florida 33476.


Lake Shore's Principal


ensures students' return


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE According
to Princpal Floyd Henry, the fami-
lies that sought refuge in the
wake of Hurricane Wilma had
enough to deal'with. For most,
the hurricane had swept away
both job and home in the grip of
its gusts. They no longer slept on
their own beds or woke each day
to head to work.
They had enough on their
minds than to worry also about
their children's schooling.
That would be Principal
Henry's job.
Lake Shore Middle School, Mr.
Henry's school in Belle Glade,
played an integral part during the
hurricane, sheltering many fami-
lies there during the storm. A little
more than a week after the
storm, the families who did not
have a place to go back to were
sent to Pahokee and then to Belle
Glade's Bill Bailey Gymnasium.


A week before school began,
Mr. Henry thought of his stu-
dents, and whether they would
be able to return to school in the
, wake of the storm. Some families
could still be focusing on person-
al issues, wondering what would
come next and would not have
the energy to focus on sending
their children to school or finding
them suitable clothing and sup-
plies when they may not even
have a home.
"They had enough to worry
about," Principal Henry remem-
bered. "I didn't want them to
have those concerns."
Soon thereafter, the school
explored the possibility of finding
available funds to purchase cloth-
ing and supplies for the students,
in the end distributing plenty of
supplies to families of students.
The students walked up to Mr.
Henry with concerns. "I don't
have a collar shirt to wear," they
would tell him. "Don't worry


about that," the principal said,,
asking them for a simple com-
mitment in return. "When Mon-
day morning comes, I want you
to catch that bus to school."
A handful of families were
affected on the basis of their
employment. Some of the Duda
camps they have long worked at
faced serious damages that may
take months to repair. In the
meantime, some of them have
taken up jobs in LaBelle.
Contemplating whether to
continue sending their kids to
school having to manage the
logistics of getting their children
to school on a daily basis or
wondering whether to suspend
their schooling altogether until
their normal employment is
resumed, the parents asked Mr.
Henry for help.
The principal vehemently
insisted the children continue to
See School- Page 10


iNi/iose Zaragoza
International Studies
Teachers and parents at Gove Elementary last week
served themselves up dishes from around the world, the
result of the school's international study program. Chil-
dren studied different cultures from throughout the
world and helped to prepare the savory delights.


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Pet of the Week winner
Fluff was once a lost dog, scared, dirty, hungry, and very
sick. But she found her way to Bruce and Carol Butler of
Moore Haven who had just lost their dog one week before
when the dog was hit by a speeding car. She was a hand-
ful for the Butlers, both-physically and emotionally, but all
is well now as Fluff has become a happy, healthy, loving
family member. Fluff's rough adventures on the streets,
and then suffering and surviving a bout of heartworms
has earned a day of pampering at Doc Savvy's Animal
Hospital in Belle Glade, as this week's Pet of the Week
winner. Doc Savvy can be reached at (561) 996-5500. If
you have any interesting photos of your pet and a story to
tell, submit them to myoung@newszap.com for a chance
to win your pet a day at the spa, sponsored by Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital.


Observe food safety


rules for leftovers


For many people, the best part
about Thanksgiving is the left-
overs. The bad news: Unless you
froze the leftover turkey and
dressing, it's time to throw it out.
According to the USDA Food
Safety Hotline, cooked turkey and
dressing may be kept in the refrig-
erator for three to four days. Gravy
has a shorter shelf life and may be
safely stored in the refrigerator for
one to two days.
Whether frozen or refrigerat-
ed, leftover turkey and dressing
should be reheated thoroughly to
a temperature of 165 degrees
Fahrenheit before consumption.
Leftover vegetablecasseroles
(which contain no meat) may be
safely refrigerated for up to one
week. They should also be reheat-
ed thoroughly before consump-
tion.
Cakes and pies may be stored
longer although this question
rarely comes up. Cakes and pies
contain sugar, which is a natural
preservative. Pies made with eggs
and/or cream, such as pumpkin
pie, Sweet Potato pie or coconut
cream pie, should be kept in the
refrigerator.
The USDA Meat and Poultry
Hotline answers food safety ques-
tions. This toll-free telephone
service, which began July 1, 1985,
helps prevent food-borne illness
specifically by answering ques-
tions about the safe storage, han-
dling, and preparation of meat,
poultry, and egg products. The
Hotline is staffed by food safety
specialists with backgrounds in


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


home economics, nutrition, and
food technology.
Callers may speak with a food
safety specialist in English or
Spanish from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time) on
weekdays year round. An exten-
sive menu of recorded food safety
messages may be heard 24 hours
a day. Dial the nationwide toll-free
number, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-
674-6854). The toll-free number
for the hearing impaired (TTY) is
1-800-256-7072.
The Hotline is closed on Feder-
al government holidays, with the
exception of Thanksgiving Day.
Hours of operation on Thanksgiv-
ing are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Questions about food safety
may also be e-mailed to: mphot-
line.fsis@usda.gov.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


Bailey McKenna Grooms.

Grooms birth
announcement
. Richard and Alayna Grooms of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter Bailey
McKenna Grooms.
She was born on Sept. 7,2005 at
Health Park Hospital in Ft. Myers,


Submitted to INI/Alayna Grooms

Florida. She weighed nine pounds,
one ounce and was 22 inches long
at birth. Bailey was welcomed
home by her big sister Lindsey.
Maternal grandparents are:
Roger and Kitt Adams of Sebring
and Karen and Chuck Boenigk of
Clewiston. Paternal grandparents
are: Roy and Shirley Grooms of
Clewiston.


Obituaries


Martha Gwen Davis
. Martha Gwen Davis, passed
away Nov. 20, 2005. She was a life
long resident of Moore Haven for
many years and a faithful member
of First Baptist Church of Moore
Haven Funeral services were held
Saturday, Nov. 26 at First Baptist
Church of Moore Haven with the
Rev. Jimmy Davidson, pastor, offici-
ating. Public viewing was held Nov.
25. Reddick Funeral Home was in
charge of all arrangements.
Julia Wilson
Julia Wilson, 66, formally of
Belle Glade, passed Nov. 23, 2005
in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Julia was preceded in death by
her daughter, Jana Wilson. She is
survived by her loving family
including: Mother, Katherine Huff-
stickler of Belle Glade; three sons,
Bruce Ward of West Palm Beach,
Jack Wilson of Emporium PA.,
Gerald Wilson of Oshkosh, Wis-
consin; two sisters, Florence Grif-
fiths of Coatesville, PA., Cassie
Manger of Belle Glade; one broth-
er, Sharden Schwamp of Mechan-
icsville, VA.; half brother, Joe
Schwamp of Sussex, Wisconsin;
half sister, Carol Faber of Brook-
field; two grandchildren, Brittany
and Daniel Ward.
Services were held Wednesday,
Nov. 30, 2005 in De Pere, Wiscon-
sin at Ryan Funeral Home.
John Walter Hagen, Jr.
John Walter Hagen, Jr., 81, of
Moore Haven, passed away Nov.
27, 2005 in Lehigh Acres, Florida.
He was born Feb. 4,1924 in Chica-
go, the son of the late John Walter
Hagen, Sr., and Clarissa (Huber)
Hagen.
Survivors include his wife Betty


Senior Connections


Services to help
elder residents
Senior Connections of SW FL,
Inc., offers a variety of services to
elders, 60 years of age or older.
Services provided to the elder res-
idents include: Case manage-
ment, case aide, intake, informa-
tion and referral, outreach and
education, congregate and/or
home-delivered meals, trans-
portation, personal care, home-
making and respite care.
For more information, please
call the LaBelle office at 675-1446,
Clewiston at 983-7088 and Moore
Haven at 946-1821. A representa-
tive is available to assist with
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issues/questions on the 1st Tues-
day of each month from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. No appointment is neces-
sary.
Support groups
available
Family Caregiver Support
Group Meetings provides an
opportunity to become involved
in an informational/discussion
forum, for family caregivers.
Meetings will be held from 6-7
p.m., at the various locations. For
more information, please call -
LaBelle 675-1446, Clewiston 983-
7088 and Moore Haven 946-1821.
The Center for Independent
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Hendry/Glades Counties. Please
contact Tera or Linda at the Cen-
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in Charlotte County, (941) 766-
8333, for more information.
SHINE insurance
counseling
Insurance counseling, serving
health insurance needs of the
Elderly, with a trained SHINE
counselor, is available every
Wednesday at the following loca-
tions: LaBelle, with Anne Marie
Duschen, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
and at Moore Haven, with Mar-
garet Green, from 9:30 a.m. to 12
p.m. No appointment is neces-
sary.


COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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 OFlo
240 South Military Trail -!'
West Palm Beach, FL 33415 .
No later than December 12.
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(Ingram) Hagan, of Moore Haven;
three sons, John (Glenda) Hagen,
III, of Altos, OK, Robert (Meg)
Hagen, of Woodstock, IL, Donald
(Linda) Hagen, of Elkhorn, IN;
daughter, Jean Darnell, of Moore
Haven; two brothers, Eugene
(Dorothy) Hagen of Sokkie, IL,
William Hagen of McHenry, IL.;
eight step children, 28 grandchil-
dren and 17 great-grandchildren.
All arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Edna Taylor
Edna Taylor, 76, of Moore
Haven, passed away Monday, Nov.
21, 2005. Mrs. Taylor was born in
Enterprise, AL and moved to
Moore Haven from Plant City in
1977. She was a homemaker and
of Baptist faith. Survivors include
her son Lawayne Taylor of Moore
Haven; one brother, Curtis Dave of
Auburndale; seven grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren. The
family received friends Nov. 25,
2005 at the funeral home. The
funeral service was held Nov. 26 at
Wells Memorial Chapel, with Rev-
erend C.W Taylor officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Memorial Park
Cemetery. All arrangements by
Wells Memorial Funeral Home -
Lacey McClellan and staff.


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have two
wonderful cats Jake and Jimmy,
and three absolutely fabulous dogs,
Gigit, Gigi, and Gorgeous. I always
get them the coolest Christmas gifts
each year. This year however, I'm
stumped! Do you have any sugges-
tions? Best Wishes and Happy Holi-
days, Stuart in Clewiston.
A: Hey Stuart! Well, I'll give you
a great recommendation in just a
moment and make sure you tune
into The Savvy Vet Show Dec. 8, to
hear the top 10 best Christmas gifts
for your pet on 93.5 FM at 10:30
a.m- hint, hint!
Okay, I did some fun research
this season, and I think one of the
best gifts for your pet is Pet Sitter 1
and 2! It's a DVD series designed
with subliminal messages to enter-
tain and calm your pet while you're
out running errands, at work, or
whatever you do when you're out
and about. It has entertaining ani-
mal guests like Henry the Hamster,
and Charlie Chipmunk. It's very
cool, and totally canine high-tech
fun! Each DVD is about 20 dollars.
It's much better than a toy that will
be destroyed in a day. You can use
Pet Sitter over and over again. My
Sami and Luigi just love it. I put it on
for them when I run out to the
store. Good thing Stuart, they have
Pet Sitter for cats too! Merry Christ-
mas, and ho, ho, ho! Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I think I have
a problem. I have a few cats and
every year they seem to eat the tin-
sel from the Christmas tree. How
I've figured this out is they walk
around the house with tinsel hang-
ing out of their, well, BUTTS!
YIKES! What in the world do I do?


Doc Savvy
I'm too embarrassed to say who I
am being in a small town and all.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
A: Okay, Okay! No need to be
embarrassed. This used to happen
to my boys- the most wonderful
cats I had growing up! Well, you
can avoid using tinsel you know? If
you do insist on using tinsel, and
see your cat walking around with
tinsel hanging out his you know
what WARNING DON'T PULL!
The piece of tinsel may be bunch-
ing up the intestine on your cat's
insides. The best thing to do is to
cut the tinsel, and give your cat
some mineral oil in his food: This
way we'd sort of lube up his chassy,
and hopefully Mr. Tinsel will slide
right out! If not, be sure to see your
veterinarian ASAP! Good Luck, and
happy decorating! Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your pet answers in The Pet Corner.
Be sure to tune into The Savvy vet
Show Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. on
93.5 FM.


Will work for blessings and for God


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
We've all seen them. Standing
at some street corner holding a
sign that reads, "Will Work For
Food." Our hearts go out to them.
Here is a per-
son that is
down on his
luck and in a
desperate
attempt is will-
ing to do any-
thing to put
food in his
mouth and in
the mouth of John
his family. Hicks
Unfortu-
nately, what we see is not always
what is there. I've seen people
who were down and out and real-
ly were willing to work at whatev-
er task to put bread on the table.
On the other hand, I am aware
that many panhandlers know that
people have a generous heart for
those in need, and so put out the
will work for food sign. I've seen a


man with his dog at the same
intersection for years, holding the
same sign, "Will Work for Food"
and then for extra good measure,
"God Bless You".
I've seen a man with a will
work for food sign with literally
dozens of McDonald's hamburg-
ers at his feet gifts from people
driving by. It wasn't food he was
interested in it was other
things. And I've seen groups of
people taking turns working an
intersection, trading their 'will
work for food" sign like a relay
runners' baton in a race. Obvious-
ly, they were out for what they
could get for themselves.
Let me introduce you to some
other people. These are people
who bless others with no thought
of personal compensation or
recognition. They give of them-
selves above and beyond the call
of duty. Our community has seen
and experienced their presence
and has been blessed by the result
of their efforts many times since
Hurricane Wilma. Many of them
do what they do and like the Lone


Ranger, disappear quietly before
we can adequately thank them.
Their greatest reward is the bless-
ing they receive from blessing
others.
So we thank God for all of you
unsung heroes who have blessed
us in ways some may not even
have realized. For the power
crews who got us electricity back;
for those who cleared our streets
and helped our city get back on
our feet; for our firefighters and
law enforcement personnel, for
the many who sent water and
food to our community and to
the many who still are sending
help; for. the work crews and
teams who come here to help out
(some even came from Califor-
nia!). As an added note, there will
be a number of work teams com-
ing to our area to help from Dec.
6-10. If you have a non-financial
need they might help with,- call
983-5269. We will get to as many
as we can.
The list continues! We give
thanks for the many churches
who are giving beyond their nor-


mal selves to help and minister to
our community; to the 64 plus
volunteers who came to Clewis-
ton from the west coast of Florida
to spend their Thanksgiving help-
ing bring the spirit of Thanksgiv-
ing to us; to those who are giving
now so that families will have a
Christmas this year in the midst of
recovery; and to the many who
continue to give of themselves for
the betterment of others; they
are blessings! These are people
who are not out for what they can
get for themselves, but for what
they can give for others.
Paradoxically, when I have
tried to thank some of them for
their efforts, most have thanked
me and shared that is was they
themselves who were blessed.
The truth is we can't out-give
God. The more we give, the more
we receive. The more we bless,
the more we are blessed.
I think I will stand out on a
street corner and hold up a sign
that reads, "Will Work For Bless-
ings!" Will you join me?


The season of advent a time to be a visionary


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I am sure that many of our ear-
liest inventors did not foresee
what would become of their
work. The first aviators would not
have imagined 41P mp
that they paved .
the way for the
quick travel
around the
world that
comes from
airplanes trips.
I don't think
that Bell imag-
ined that peo- Samuel S.
pie would be Thomas
driving down
the road talking on a cell phone
around the world or that Marconi
would have envisioned people
talking from the moon or space
via radio.
They were great pioneers as
well as inventors their works
were not only new inventions but
they laid the foundations for the
world to be changed as a result of
what they did. We are now getting


Sun School Briefs


ready to celebrate another earth-
changing occasion with the birth
of a "pioneer" in his own right.
The difference is that Jesus would
have known that the message he
brought and the work that he
begun was so that the world
would be radically changed ever
after.
We can look at what our early
discovers did and imagine that
only a few people around them
understood what it all meant. It
was true for Jesus' followers too.,
His command that they should
"go therefore and make disciples
nations...(Mathew 28:19)" was a
long way from the call that the
disciples had heard a few years
earlier as they were cleaning their
nets or sitting at customs. The
vision came slowly and gradually
until their lives were changed and
the world was a different place as
a result.
We begin a season in the
church year now known as
"Advent". The time is set aside to
get ready for the celebration of
Christmas and preparing for the
coming of the Lord once more. I
think it is also a time of having a


vision too. The coming of the
Lord as an infant in a small outly-
ing country, born to humble par-
ents, starting life in an out-of-the-
way manager certainly requires
visionaries to see that the world
would be changed because of
that birth.
Perhaps there were three wise
men who saw that something
great had happened and that the
world would be changed per-
haps a tyrant king that wanted
Jesus killed was fearful that his
world would be turned upside
down, but they were certainly a
small minority. For the man on
the street, there wasn't much dif-
ferent at first. Little by little,
generation by generation, conti-
nent by continent, the world was
to be changed as a result of this
beginning. Now we are standing
once more in the face of the com-
ing of the Lord into the world. A
part of the changes that were
unimagined when the Lord was
born have come to pass.
The reminder of the promises
that Jesus came to bring have yet
to be seen. This is a time for us to
be the visionaries and look for-


ward. As we are getting ready for
Christmas, it is the time to see the
words spoken at the first Christ-
mas, "Peace on Earth, Good will
toward men," as a vision we will
see one day as the Lord wants.
We have gone into all the world,
but we still have many hearts to
change, many gifts to bring, many
problems to resolve and many
divisions to heal.
This Advent, though, we can
look forward and see that the
promises begun at the first Christ-
mas are not hidden for us and
we can work to see that we do
our part in being visionaries by
knowing that the dream will
become a reality.
Advent is a time of "getting
ready" but our Advent has a
tremendous advantage we
know what the Lord intends for
us and for his world and we
can work to bring it in. The Lord
has given us all the power to be
visionaries and we can make this
Advent one step closer to his
coming at Christmas and once
more when he will see his vision
fulfilled for us all.


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MIAMI Attorney General
Charlie Crist proposed a sweeping
overhaul of utility regulation, includ-
ing the return of the Florida Public
Service Commission (PSC) to an
elected body subject to stringent
ethics and campaign finance laws.
Joined by Representatives Rene
Garcia, Julio Robaina, Marcelo
Llorente, J.C. Planas, Juan Zapata
and Gus Barreiro, as well as
Hialeah Mayor-elect Julio Robaina
and other officials, Crist cited the
PSC's inability to protect the public
from dramatically high rate hikes
and suggested that making com-
missioners directly accountable to
the public would give the people a
stronger voice in the process of
considering rate increase requests.
Over the past year, Crist noted,
Floridians have been subjected to
higher costs for everything from
food and clothing to gasoline and
other necessities. This has been
especially true of electricity and
basic telephone service, both of
which are regulated by the PSC.


Requests by utilities for regular
rate increases have been routinely
approved by the PSC, Crist said.
Damages suffered by the utilities
from hurricanes or other disasters,
as well as higher fuel costs, are
passed through to consumers with
the concurrence of the PSC. In con-
trast, consumers have no one to
turn to for help with their added
costs, Crist noted.
"Enough is enough. The people
deserve a voice in the process," said
Crist. "Rubber stamping should not
be the order of the day for the PSC."
Earlier this month, Crist contact-
ed Senator Nancy Argenziano and
Representative Marcelo Llorente to
propose legislation that would
require the PSC to consider using
company funds to pay at least
some of their fuel surcharge costs.
Today Crist proposed legislation
that, if enacted by the Legislature,
would return the Public Service
Commission to an elected body, as
it was until the Legislature changed
it in 1978.


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the school year. The previously
mentioned deadline of July 15
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first day or school. Applications
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Free charter school
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elementary charter school, is reg-
istering now for 2005-2006. For
information, please call Ms. Mary
Rainey at (561) 993-5000, or pick
up registration forms at 710 S.
Main Street, in Belle Glade.

Children of promise
Christians reaching out to soci-
ety introduces their new C.O.P.
program, Children of Promise, to
provide mentors for children hav-
ing a parent in the prison system.
Both children and mentors are
needed for the program. Please
call Lee Washington to refer a
child needing a mentor or a vol-
unteer to be a mentor at (561)
602-6146 (Glades area). Back-
ground screening and training are
required.

PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full day
childcare. PEPPI is located at 301
Southwest 8th St. in Belle Glade.


mation, please call


program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at
the Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays
special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be
held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.
For more information, please
contact Carleen Downing, 996-
4220.

ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accept-
ing enrollment applications.
ECMHSP is a federally funded
non-profit organization that
serves migrant workers' children
ages six weeks to five years. For
more information or for an appli-
cation, please contact Rosa or
Maria at (561) 996-2232, Mon-Fri 8
a.m.-5 p.m. or visit us at 2050
Duda Rd. in Belle Glade.

ESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is


offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in the
Glades community. These classes
will be held in the following loca-
tions. St. Mary's Catholic Church-
1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee-
Father John Marricante, Priest; 1st
Haitian Baptist Church-200 S.W.
Avenue B. Belle Glade-Rev.
Morales St. Hiliare, Pastor. Mary
Ann Rogers-Bell is the instructor
for these classes. Residents inter-
ested in attending should contact
Carmen Canales, Elisabeth
Joseph or Hilaria Camacho at
GCDC, (561) 992-9500.

ECMHSP looking
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few hours of your time, the per-
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Harris and Moore's Weekly Road Construction Report


SHIELD act passes


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Representative Katherine Harris
(R-Fla.) and Representative Gwen
Moore (D-WI) introduced H.R.
2695, the Safe Housing Identity
Exception for the Lives of Domes-
tic Violence Victims Act or
SHIELD Act, on May 26.
The SHIELD Act was unani-
mously approved by the House
Financial Services Committee and
is expected to reach the House
floor for a vote in 2006.
"The choice to leave an abu-
sive situation and seek refuge is a
hard one for many victims to
make, as many fear their abusers
could locate them in the hours
and days after they have left. We
should make that decision easier,
not harder, for these victims and
do what we can to protect their
identities," said Congresswoman
Harris. "I believe that the SHIELD
Act can serve as an important tool
in the ongoing fight against
domestic violence."
Currently domestic violence
shelters, transitional housing pro-
grams, homeless shelters, and
emergency shelters receiving
funding from the HUD are
required to submit the names and
personal information of victims
and those utilizing these facilities
into the Homeless Management


Information System (HMIS) track-
ing database.
The SHIELD Act would amend
the McKinney-Vento Homeless
Assistance Act to protect the iden-
tifying information of victims of
domestic violence, dating vio-
lence, sexual assault, and stalk-
ing. The SHIELD Act takes the
necessary step to protect victims
by recommending the use of non-
personal identifying information.
"This legislation marks an
important step toward balancing
the long-term need for an accu-
rate count of the homeless popu-
lation with the short-term necessi-
ty of providing a shield of
anonymity to victims of domestic
violence," said Congresswoman
Harris.
While domestic violence shel-
ters have been exempted from
including names and Social Secu-
rity numbers, they still must sup-
ply identifying information such
as date of birth, location, ethnicity,
and race of their clients. The HMIS
database can be accessed by law
enforcement agencies and
national security agencies with-
out a warrant. There is also con-
cern that the database could be
accessed by an individual with a
Freedom of Information Act
request.


Crimestoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs
the help of the
community to
help locate a
wanted fugitive -.
as of Nov. 25,
2005. e
His name is
Erick Omar .
Cerna. He is
described as a Erick Omar
white male, Cerna
D.O.B: Nov. 16,
1979. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and


weighs 145 pounds, he has black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address is Canal Street, in
Belle Glade. His last known occu-
pation is laborer.
He is wanted for leaving the
scene of a crash involving injury,
driving while license suspended.
If you should have any informa-
tion or know the whereabouts of
Erick Omar Cerna, please call
Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and could be eligible for a
cash reward.


Corps of Engineers says:

No charge for Blue Roofs


JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers reminds
residents who have been affected
by Hurricane Wilma that tempo-
rary roof repairs done under
Operation"Blue Rbof,, a,FEMA-
assigned mission managed by
the Corps, are always done at no
cost to the homeowner.
"We have received reports of
some unscrupulous individuals
posing as Corps of Engineers
contractors, offering to install a
blue roof for a charge," said Ltc.
Andrew Goetz, deputy com-
mander of the Wilma Recovery
Office, in West Palm Beach. "Any-
one offering to install a blue roof


for a fee is absolutely not associ-
ated with the Corps of Engineers
or its legitimate contractors."
"If you are approached by any-
one asking for payment to install
a FEMA Blue Roof, please report
them to local law enforcement
authorities," stated Dennis Hen-
ley, security officer for the Jack-
sonville District. "It would be
helpful if you noted a physical
description of anyone who
approaches you in this manner
- including their clothing. A
description of their vehicle and
license plate number will also
help."


Remember to drive with
extreme caution through road
construction projects for the
safety of all who are present,
including yourself.

Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6 miles):
Construction project The
roadway improvements consist
of resurfacing the existing pave-
ment, widening two sections of
roadway, constructing paved
shoulders, drainage improve-
ments, and guardrail installation.
Motorists should expect a flag-
ging operation with a single lane
closed for paving and shoulder
construction. The contractor is
Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project -
The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement and modifying the
US 27/SR 29 intersection medi-
an. Motorists should expect one
lane to h beclosed for paving


closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway.
SR 80: From County Road 833
to U.S. 27 (2.9 miles): Construc-
tion project Roadway
improvements consist of
guardrail replacement and addi-
tion of new guardrail along the
eastbound side of SR 80. 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 possible slow moving
traffic while crews work on
guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewis-
ton: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway in this area.

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operations. The speed limit has Countywide: Construction
been reduced in the work zone. project Crews will be per-
The contractor is Better Roads, forming shoulder repair work at
Inc. various locations throughout the
country. Motorists should watch
Hendr Count for lane closures as necessary to
Henry Couty move equipment in and out of
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle: the work zones. The contractor
Maintenance project No lane is Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc.
closures are anticipated at this SR 70: From W. of US 98 to W.
time, but motorists should of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
expect possible slow moving struction project Work con-
traffic while crews sweep the tinues to widen and reconstruct
roadway. the existing two-lane roadway to
SR 80: From Ford Street to four lanes with a center dual left
Cowboy Way: Maintenance proj- turn lane. The work includes
ect Motorists should expect drainage improvements, signals,
intermittent lane closures in the and street lighting. Work cur-
eastbound and westbound lanes rently includes storm pipe instal-
with possible slow moving traf- lation and roadway construction
fic while crews work on cleaning at various locations throughout
the pipes in the roadway. Flag- the project. The contractor is
men will be on site to assist with Russell Engineering. Project
traffic. completion date: Winter 2006.
SR 80: In the city of LaBelle: U.S. 441: From North of
Maintenance project No lane Cemetery Road to NE 131st St. in

FDLE's child abduction

response teams train
FT. MYERS The Florida ed children. The CART's efforts
Department of Law Enforce- shall include, but are not limited
ment is hosting Child Abduction to, the rescue of the abducted
Response Team (CART) training child; the arrest and prosecution
in the Fort Myers region this of those involved and the seizure
week. During this training the and forfeiture of assets of those
United States Department of Jus- engaged in such activity or other-
tice and FDLE will hold a news wise supporting such activity.
conference to make a major Law enforcement agencies
announcement concerning a
CART training across the United fromCharlotte, Collier, DeS,
States. Florida's CART will be a Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee,
model for law enforcement Manatee, Okeechobee, and
agencies around the nation. Sarasota Counties have all been
The goal of the CART is to put invited to attend. The law
together dedicated and intensive enforcement agencies will learn
investigative, preventative, and about the CART and discuss
general law enforcement efforts ways the team will benefit inves-
primarily with regard to abduct- tigations in their area.


Check out the status of your FEMA applications


ORLANDO Residents can
register for assistance from FEMA
or check the status of their appli-
cation online. Registering online
is one of the best methods to
complete an application and may
help avoid busy signals on the
telephone.
To apply for assistance online,
go to www.FEMA.gov. Click on
"Apply online (Online Individual
Assistance Center)" and follow
the steps to register for assistance.
To check the status of your
application online, go to
www.FEMA.gov. Click on "Apply
online (Online Individual Assis-
tance Center)." Then click on
"Check on the Status of Your
Application." Use the pin and
password that were created when
you registered online. If you regis-
tered by phone, you can easily
create an account to check the
status of your application online.
Please note: The Internet
application expires after 45 min-
utes as a security precaution, and
information entered will be lost if
applicants do not complete the
process within this time period.
Those who encounter difficul-
ties while registering online can
call the FEMA Technical Helpdesk
toll-free at (800) 745-0243. This
number is only for technical assis-
tance with the Internet registra-
tion process.
What if I don't have a comput-
er?
If you do not have access to a
computer where you are current-
ly sheltered or housed, you can
check the local library, communi-
ty center or Disaster Recovery
Center, where computers may be
available. Or, you may call an out-
of-state friend or relative and have
that individual apply for assis-
tance via the Internet on your
behalf. FEMA can accept an appli-
cation from any person but will
only provide follow-up informa-
tion to the individual needing
assistance. Only share personal
information with trusted individu-
als.
If I register more than once for
a specific disaster will it delay the


processing of my registration?
Yes. Registering more than
once for a specific disaster will
delay the processing of your regis-
tration because duplicates must
be reconciled before processing
is initiated.
Can I print the electronic regis-
tration form, complete it, and
mail it to FEMA?
No. FEMA does not accept any
registrations through the mail.
How will I know if my elec-
tronic registration was received?
At the end of the registration
process, you will receive a confir-
mation screen informing you that
your registration is complete,
along with a nine-digit registra-
tion ID number.
When will I hear about the sta-
tus of my registration and


whether or not I'm eligible for
assistance?
Within two weeks you will
receive through the mail a copy of
your registration and a pamphlet
entitled, "Help After a Disaster:
Applicant's Guide to the Individu-
als & Households Program." This
pamphlet should answer many of
the questions you may -have
regarding FEMA assistance.
If your registration is issued to
an inspector to evaluate your
damages, an inspector will be in
contact with as soon as possible.
Following the inspection, you will
receive a letter in the mail advis-
ing you of your eligibility. If you
are eligible for assistance, you will
receive the eligible amount either
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School Happenings


Pahokee
Elementary School

S.A.C. meeting
Our monthly School Advisory
Council meeting will be held
Wednesday, Dec. 21 beginning at 6
p.m. in the media center. All par-
ents, volunteers, community mem-
bers and business partners are
encouraged to attend. Please plan
to attend and if you have any ques-
tions, please call 924-6466.
Picture day
Picture Day has been resched-
uled to Tuesday, Dec. 6. Student
will have the opportunity to have
their picture taken, if they return the
pre-pay envelope on/or before Dec.
6. Should you have any questions,
please contact Mrs. Ferguson at
924-6466.
Kathryn Beich
fundraiser
Pahokee Elementary School
would like to thank all parents,
family and community members
for your support on the fundraiser.
The orders will be delivered to the
school on Friday, Dec. 3. Parents
are encouraged to come and pick
up student orders on Friday, Dec. 3
between 2:45 and 3:30 p.m. Any
order not picked up on Dec. 3 will
be sent home with the student on
Monday, Dec. 5. Should you have
any questions, please contact Mrs.
Harper at 924-6466.
Special thanks
Pahokee Elementary School
staff and students would like to
thank our community business
partners: Pahokee Beacon Center,
Pahokee Youth Enrichment Acade-
my, City of Pahokee Parks & Recre-
ation Department, Casa Start Pro-
gram, Boys and Girls Town, Area
Agency on Aging/Foster Grandpar-
ent Program and all our volunteers
and community supporters for all
donations, services and support
given to Pahokee Elementary
School. We are extremely grateful
and hope that you will continue
your mission of giving.
Glade View
Elementary School

Third grade
curriculum night
The 3rd grade teachers at Glade
View Elementary School presented
an overview to the parents of the
3rd grade curriculum. On Tuesday,
Nov. 22 parents were given the
opportunity to read passages and
answer questions similar to those
required of their students on FCAT.
Should you have any questions,
please contact your child's teacher
at 9934035.
Picture day
Glade View Elementary School
is inviting all students and the com-
munity to participate in Picture Day,
on Monday, Dec. 5. Students, com-
munity members, volunteers and
business partners will have the
opportunity to have their picture
taken. Please come and be a part of
our Picture Day. Please contact Mrs.
Terry for further information at
(561) 993-4035.
Sun-Sentinel character
counts award for Nov.
Principal Mary 0. Evans of
Glade View Elementary School
wishes to announce that (Jane)
Olivia Williams, a 5th grade student
here at Glade View Elementary, for
the Sun-Sentinel Character Counts
Award for her extraordinary distin-
guished personality. Olivia is very
dedicated to her academics and is
extremely committed to her
schoolwork.
Olivia exhibits a high level of
personal integrity, with a desire to


Principal Evans and Louise Grant.


achieve academically, and a will-
ingness to cooperate with peers
and adults. Her cheerful upbeat
attitude and sincere approach to
life are a pleasure. Olivia is self-
motivated and sets high goals for
herself and conquers them all. Her
peers admire her for displaying
good citizenship, being kind and
generous.
Olivia Williams is worthy of this
Sun-Sentinel Character Counts
Award because of all her special
efforts that she has manifested.
Special recognition
Glade View staff and student
would like to thank our Communi-
ty Business Partners: U-Save, Do-
nut Connection, Winn Dixie, South
Bay Correctional Facility, Glades
Correctional Institution, Potter's
Garden, Area Agency on Aging/Fos-
ter Grandparent Program, The Sun
Newspaper, Girls and Boys Town,
WSWN Radio Station, Florida
Atlantic University College of Nurs-
ing/Community Based Nursing
Project and all of our community
support personnel for all dona-
tions, services and support ren-
dered to us. We are extremely
grateful and hope that you will con-
tinue your mission of giving.
Hurricane
Wilma relief
The faculty, staff and students at
Glade View Elementary School
donated monetary gifts to support
GVES students, who were affected
by Hurricane Wilma. Principal
Mary 0. Evans planned a special
ceremony for the 17 families affect-
ed the Hurricane Wilma. Parent
and family members were invited
to the special ceremony. Instead of
asking the community, staff and
students to donate for Foods for
Families, we organized this effort to
help our own families that were
affected during this Thanksgiving
Season. In addition to the dona-
tions from the staff and students,
Louise Grant of the Mary & Robert
Pew Foundation, gave a special
monetary donation to the school to
support the efforts.
Canal Point
Elementary School
Canal Point Elementary cele-
brated its Reading Counts Winners
by holding a movie and popcorn
party on Friday, Nov. 18. Students
who met their monthly reading
goal watched SHARK BOY AND
LAVA GIRL and munched on deli-
cious popcorn. The students who
met their reading goal were: Gra-
ciela Sanchez,Fatima Alfaro,
Nathaniel Freeman, Christopher
Lewis, Austin Santana, Ketavious
Walker, Malik Burgess, Tyra Craw-


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ford, Angelica Relies, Rashad
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Daniels, Yasmine Gadson, Luis Gar-
cia, Diasha heenley, Frankie Her-
nandez, Tylik Hill, Robert Mairs,
Tremetric Nobles, Alaizia Scott,
Keshawn Steele, Janazia Worthen,
Jazmyne Burroughs, Jakayla Gam-
ble, Margaret Hammond, Xena
Jacobs, Erica Lawson, Shalease
Murdock, Lashae Murray, Jesus pri-
eto, Shawnathan Young,
Guadalupe Fonseca, Ayde Rosales,
Ruby Calvillo, Adrian Aguiar,Antho-
ny Barnes, Jazmin Jimenez,
Maikyria Lawson Mark Mata,
Nicole Torres, Ladrena Marshall,
Markesha Griffiths, Candace Hardy,
Bonique Holmes, Johanna
Jimenez, Ivy Love, Horace
Odoms,Amairany Paniagua, Anahi
Rodriguez, Marion Simmons,
Henry Ware, Antonio Bess, Stefon-
janae Carter, Arisbeth Cortez, Clin-
ton Everettt, Daisy Jimenez,, Erica
jimenez, Ruwada Kahok, I'Keia
Slaughter, Jose Rosales, lizbeth
Toribio,, brandon Allen, Ramon
Baltazar, Juan Calvillo, Antonnae
Everett, Kenneth McDonald, Alsha-
queria Smith, Franklin washington,
Ronshunell Woods, Edward
Boyce, Raheem Burgess, Melisa
Cruz, Omar Eldaghar, Pedro Fonse-
ca, Edkerrial Harden, Marcus
Hardy, Walteria Harvey, Ashley
Holden, Andrew Holmes, Rileysha
Holmes, Kareem KaTiook, Ante-
shay McGrew, Jennifer Paniagua,
Jose Paniagua, Yarisa Rodriguez,
Malik Slydell, and Taylor Slydell.
READERS ARE LEADERS! Keep
READINGWHALES!
Academic Focus
Sixth Grade students are
presently reading Roll of Thunder
Hear My Cry. They are responding
to the literature in a variety of ways,
which include discussion groups.
Canal Point Elementary School
will host a Holiday Family Night on
Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6-7 p.m.
There will be educational holiday
games, stories and treats! Come
out and kick off the holiday season!
Food for families.
Thank you to all students, par-
ents, staff and community mem-
bers who contributed to our Food
For Families Drive. It was a great
success!
Academic focus
Pre kindergarten students are
currently making Chicka Chicka
Boom Boom trees by sponge paint-
ing alphabet letters and making the
trees out of real leaves and bark!
Kindergarten is beginning a sci-
ence unit on Matter. They will get to
bake holiday cookies as they
observe the different stages of mat-
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Dec. 9 Picture day
Dec. 13- Holiday family night
Dec. 22 SAC meeting 6p.m.
Glades Day School
Things have been slowly getting
back to normal since Hurricane
Wilma hit on Oct. 24. Though the
school sustained some damage,
and many teachers and students
were still without power, classes
resumed on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Every-
one was ready to try to get back to
some normalcy after the weeklong
hiatus. One classroom sustained
enough damage to deem it unus-
able until major repair is complete.
The football concession stand liter-
ally blew away in the storm and left
the campus littered with debris.
Most of the damage was repaired
and clean-up complete within two
weeks of the storm thanks to our
extremely dedicated and hard
working maintenance staff led by
Mr. Tom King. Many other mem-
bers of the administration and
teachers pulled together as well to
get the seemingly overwhelming
job done.
The Fall Festival had to be
rescheduled ad will now be held
Dec. 10 as this year's Winter Festi-
val. The day will begin with the ele-
mentary students singing Christ-
mas Carols at 10 a.m. Then the fun
and exciting activities will begin
and the usiual delicious foods will
be served. Everyone please come
add to the festivities as we all cele-
brate the holidays together.
GDS students serve
the community
Our annual Thanksgiving food
drive went on as usual despite
many of our students sustaining
much hardship themselves. From
k-4 through 12th grade, students
brought in over 5,000 items which
were donated to St. Benizi Catholic
Church and Gove Elementary
School to be distributed to families
in need throughout the area.


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The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water to inac-
tivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far outweigh its risks.
However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some disinfectants combine with
organic and inorganic matter present in the water to form chemicals called disinfection
byproducts (DBP's). A number of DBP's such as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's) may be a health concern at certain levels of exposure.
The Department has reveiwed the laboratory analysis results for the fifth consecutive quar-
terly set of samples for TTHM's collected on August 24, 2005, as well as the second, third,
and fourth quarterly sets of TTHM sample results from the Lakeport Water Association pub-
lic drinking water system. The laboratory analysis results for the TTHM sample collected on
November 30, 2004, March 1, 2005, May 9, 2005 and August 24, 2005 now indicate a run-
ning annual average TTHM concentration of 92.55 micorgrams per liter (ug/L). Therefore,
the Department has determined that this water system has generated a Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) violation for TTHM's, since Table 3 of Rule 62-550, Florida
Administrative Code (RA.C.), identifies the MCL for TTHM's as 80 ug/L.
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with their liver, kid-
neys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO?
This is not an immediate risk, however, until the problem is corrected, any customers who
are concerned about their exposure to TTHM's may wish to use alternative sources of water
for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water treated by an appropriate home
water treatment device. Appropriate home water treatment devises are those certified by the
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for reducing TTHM's in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
The problem will be corrected when the Seminole Tribe builds their new water treatment
plant on the Brighton Reservation. Construction is to begin no later than September, 2005,
with construction schedule indicating completion in March of 2007.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MIKE WHITE AT (863)946-1300 OR WRITE TO: LAKEPORT WATER ASSO-
CIATION, INC. 10055 RED BARN ROAD, MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471, OR CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
MENTAL PROTECTION PORTABLE WATER COMPLIANCE/ENFORCEMENT SECTION AT (239)332-6975.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO DRINK THIS WATER, ESPECIALLY THOSE
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Eligible applicants
urged to handle
checks wisely
ORLANDO With thou-
sands of rental assistance checks
being distributed to hurricane
victims in Florida, state and fed-
eral disaster recovery officials
are urging recipients to handle
the money with caution and use
the funds to pay for their housing
needs.
Providing the means for tem-
porary housing for disaster vic-
tims is the primary focus of the
Individuals and Households pro-
gram of the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency. Those with damages to
their home may be eligible to
receive money to pay for another
place to live while they repair
their home, a grant to help in the
replacement of a destroyed
home or a grant to help with
minimal repairs that will make
the home safe and sanitary. In
areas where viable places to rent
are hard to find, direct housing
assistance may be offered in the
form of a travel trailer or mobile
home.
Justin DeMello, federal coor-
dinating officer, said that experi-
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in every disaster.
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Seacost and Big Lake expected to seal merger


STUART Seacoast Banking
Corporation of Florida (Nasdaq:
SBCF) and Big Lake Financial
Corporation ("Big Lake")
announced the signing of a defin-
itive merger agreement. -
Big Lake, headquartered in
Okeechobee, will add approxi-
mately $312 million in assets,
$200 million in loans and $286
million in deposits, as well as
nine offices in six Central Florida
counties where it is the region's
largest community bank.
"We are pleased to be
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communities are rapidly grow-
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industry to look inland for manu-
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affordable housing. The result is
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is a natural extension of our
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Two members of Big Lake's
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a nationwide trucking concern,
and H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr., CEO
and owner of Gilbert Chevrolet
Co. and Gil Culbreth Realtors,
will join the board of First Nation-
al Bank and Trust Company of
the Treasure Coast ("First Nation-
al"), a Seacoast banking sub-
sidiary, upon the merger of Big
Lake National Bank into First
National.
"We are delighted that Joe G.
Mullins, who has served for over
16 years as president of Big Lake,
and his team will continue to
lead our efforts in serving Okee-
chobee, Highlands, Glades,


Hardee, Hendry and DeSoto
Counties," said Jean Strickland,
president of First National. Fol-
lowing the merger, Mullins will
serve as president of First Nation-
al's big lake region.
"We cannot conceive of a bet-
ter partner to help us build upon
our home-town banking tradi-
tion," said Edwin E. Walpole, III,
chairman of Big Lake. "A prede-
cessor to First National operated
until 1933 in Okeechobee, as Citi-
zens Bank of Okeechobee. Sea-
coast's roots extend back to its
founding many years ago in our
town. Today, as our community
has grown, so have its banking
needs. Our alignment with
another high quality, local com-
munity bank will provide us with
a greater capability to meet those
needs .and beftezropportunities
for our officers and employees."
A. Douglas Gilbert, president
of Seacoast, stated, "We look for-
ward to combining the superior
talent and customer focus found
in both companies and are confi-
dent that we will build value for
all shareholders in the coming
years."
Big Lake has for many years
successfully executed a relation-
ship based business strategy
resulting in a solid deposit base
and overall funding costs well
below peers. At the end of Sep-
tember, the bank's deposit base
included 30 percent non-interest
bearing accounts and 90 percent
core deposit accounts.
The Merger, Agreement pro-
vides that Big Lake's sharehold-
ers will receive a total 1,775,000
shares of Seacoast common
stock in the transaction for all
outstanding shares of Big Lake
stock. Based on today's closing
price for Seacoast shares, the
transaction has a value of
.approximately $43 million. Sea-


coast expects that the transac-
tion, which is anticipated to close
in the second quarter of 2006,
will be accretive to earnings per
share in 2006 and for the foresee-
able future, without considering
revenue or expense synergies.
Seacoast was advised by
Burke Capital Group L.L.C. and
Alston & Bird LLP. Big Lake was
advised by Hovde Financial and
Smith McKinnon, P.A.
The proposed transaction is
subject to approval by Big Lake's
shareholders and applicable reg-
ulatory authorities. Seacoast will
file a registration statement
including a proxy
statement/prospectus and other
relevant documents concerning
the proposed transaction with
the SEC.
Big Lake's shareholders are
urged to read the registration
statement and the proxy state-
ment/prospectus regarding the
proposed transaction when it
becomes available and any other
relevant documents filed with
the SEC, as well as any amend-
ments or supplements to those
documents, because these will
contain important information.
You will be able to obtain a free
copy of the proxy
statement/prospectus, as well as
other filings containing informa-
tion about Seacoast and Big
Lake, at the SEC's Internet site
(http://www.sec.gov). You will
also be able to obtain these doc-
uments, free of charge, at
www.seacoastbanking.net.
Seacoast and Big Lake, and
their respective directors and
executive officers, may be
deemed to be participants in the
solicitation of proxies from Big
Lake's shareholders in connec-
tion with the merger. Informa-
tion about the directors and
executive officers of Seacoast


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and their ownership of Seacoast
common stock is set forth in the
proxy statement dated April 11,
2005 for Seacoast's 2005 annual
meeting of shareholders, as filed
with the SEC on a Schedule 14A.
Additional information regarding
the interests of those participants
and other persons who may be
deemed participants in the trans-
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ing the joint proxy
statement/prospectus regarding
the proposed transaction when it
becomes available. You may
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are particularly vulnerable and
predators are quick to take
advantage of them," said DeMel-
lo. "When dealing with hun-
.dreds or thousands of dollars,
caution is the operative word."
A letter describing the eligibil-
ity decision for assistance, the
grant amount, if any, and the
intended use of the grant is
mailed to each applicant by
FEMA. The disaster assistance
checks are processed and
mailed to applicants by the U.S.
Department of the Treasury. Or,
if requested by the applicant, the
grant is deposited in the appli-
cant's account through an elec-
tronic funds transfer.
For example, in the body of
the letter for an applicant who
qualifies for temporary rental
assistance it will state "Rental
Assistance" and list the amount
of the grant. This grant is to be
used to address the cost of rent-
ing another place to live.
To help in locating places to
rent, a free service is available
online at www.dhronline.org.
People who need a place to rent
can search the Disaster Housing
Resources. Web site by location,
monthly rent or number of bed-
rooms.
More information about what
the FEMA grants should be spent
on can be found in the "Help
After a Disaster" booklet sent to
all those who registered with
FEMA. If an applicant has ques-
tions regarding a check received


from FEMA, he or she should call
the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-
FEMA.
DeMello urged those receiv-
ing checks to deposit them in
their bank account as soon as
possible, large sums of cash
should not be carried and recipi-
ents should never deal with
strangers offering check-cashing
or deposit services. One of the
best ways to secure the grant
payment is to give the informa-
tion required to deposit the
money into your bank account
- an electronic funds transfer
-when you register.
"This financial assistance is
intended to ease the pain of seri-
ous disaster losses and it is to be
used for that purpose," said
Craig Fugate, state coordinating
officer of the Florida State Emer-
gency Response Team.
Fugate urged applicants to
avoid the temptation to pay
household bills with the money
or make purchases unrelated to
needs created by the disaster. He
suggested they keep receipts of
their disaster spending and stay
in touch with FEMA if their situa-
tion changes.
The grants that FEMA pro-
vides disaster victims are legislat-
ed by Congress to cover certain
expenses to help eligible appli-
cants with specific needs caused
by the disaster. If an applicant
does not use the money 'for its
intended purpose as explained
by FEMA, he or she may not be


eligible for any additional help.
The "Help After a Disaster"
booklet is a handy reference
guide for disaster assistance. The
booklet explains how to use the
disaster grant, how to make an
appeal if denied assistance and
many more useful items to help
victims move through the recov-
ery process. To view a copy of
the booklet online, log on to
http://www.fema.gov/about/pro
cess/ and open the "Applicant
Guide Help After a Disaster"
in the box labeled "Step 1".
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impacts. Visit www.flori-
dadisaster.org for the latest infor-
mation on the hurricane relief
efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers, and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program and the U.S. Fire
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Community Briefs


Community block
grant available
The CDBG grant application is
available in the office of Commu-
nity Development in Belle Glade,
110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Blvd. West (561) 996-0100
ext.607. This application is avail-
able for Non-Profit Organizations
.with a 501C-3 status. Any ques-
tions, please contact city of Belle
Glade's Community Develop-
ment Office.
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 atten-
dance will make a difference.
Family counseling
- available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and out
of control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can


help. Narconon offers free coun-
seling, assessments and referrals
to rehabilitation centers ,natiOn-
wide by calling (800) 468-6933 or
log onto www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now.
Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age
17 and provides individual and
family counseling at no cost to
families in Palm Beach County. As
hurricane Frances and its after-
math has heightened the prob-
lems and stress level for families
in Palm Beach County, the Youth
Service Bureau wants to reach
out to those families and offer the
help of licensed therapists who
will listen to their experience and
help them cope. Any parent or
adolescent needing help should
call the Youth Service Bureau
office at 992-1233 (Glades) to
obtain an appointment.
Weight Watchers meet
Weight Watchers of the Glades
meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m. at the
Sugar Cane.Growers Cooperative,
on the fourth floor.


Mobile homeowners may

get aid from legislature


TALLAHASSEE The Presi-
dent of the Federation of Manu-
factured Home Owners of Flori-
da (FMO), Don Hazelton,
announced that: legislation has
been filed that will, if enacted,
assist manufactured home own-
ers who are forced to move or
abandon their homes due to
redevelopment.
Hazelton said, "Senator
Michael S. 'Mike' Bennett, R-
Bradenton, has filed Senate Bill.
934 for the FMO that will.get to
the heart of the matter. Right
now, local governments get a
gift that keeps on giving when a
manufactured home communi-
ty is redeveloped. Year after year
local governments reap huge
tax benefits from the Wal-Marts
or million-dollar condos that
were developed where our
members had their homes, and
it's time to level that playing
field."
Hazelton explained, "Not all
communities are sold for rede-
velopment, but when they are,


the home owners are forced to
leave their homes. Most of those
displaced homeowners are sen-
iors on a fixed income, and they
find it nearly impossible to start
over again somewhere else. We
think it's fair to ask the local gov-
ernments to use some of their
resulting increased tax revenues
to help these displaced home
owners."
Senate Bill 934 will require
local governments to assist dis-
placed residents with the cost of
relocating their home or with
the purchase of a new manufac-
tured home if their home cannot
be relocated. This Bill also gives
local governments authority to
use housing loan assistance pro-
grams, tax increment financing,
urban infill, arid redevelopment
funds to that end. In addition,
local governments will also have
authority to use revenues
derived from the redevelopment
of a park or community, such as,
documentary stamp taxes and
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department arrived, they called
for back up, calling in the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office to
help in containing the crowd.
Together the two agencies
attempted to quell the erupting
fights, but not before the officer
was wounded.
While several of the fights
started inside the club, the most
serious altercations occurred out-
side, after the concert had fin-
ished.
There, while officers worked
to break' up one of the last fights
- a confrontation between sev-
eral young women Belle Glade
Police Chief Albert Dowdell said
he heard what he thought was a
gunshot, before hearing his offi-
cer yell, "I've been shot."
The chief helped the officer to

School
Continued From Page 1
go to school, having them out for
possibly months at a time could put
them in'a position where they might
fall behind their classmates in
important exams and curriculums.
As flexible as the school may be in
accepting their return, the principal
said the students would nonethe-
less be expected to perform at the
same level as other students
throughout the state in exams,
many of whom did not go through
the experience of a hurricane.
Mr. Henry quickly got on the
phone with the school system in
LaBelle and worked closely with
them to assure parents that the chil-
dren could go to school while they
work. They will now be enrolled at
school in LaBelle.
Though a few still did not listen,
most did, and Mr. Henry is confi-
dent the rest will follow his advice.
Once their normal job at home
comes back, they can return with
their children to Lake Shore.
"I saw it as an obligation," Mr.
Henry said of his involvement with
the students. "I am a part of this
community. I'm just disappointed I
couldn't do more."
In his visits to the shelter in Belle
Glade, Mr. Henry seemed most
impressed at the behavior of his
students at their temporary home.
Not content with just sitting and
waiting, he saw them helping out
others with translation services -
some of them even pitched in to
distribute meals at lunchtime. They
did this, Mr. Henry said, "Even
while they were there seeking
refuge." It put it all into perspective.
"It gave you more impetus to say,
'We need to make sure our stu-
dents are taken care of.'"


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December 5, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
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his vehicle, transporting him to
Glades General Hospital for treat-
ment. Once there, Officer St.
Cloud was taken via ambulance
to St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach.
He was released Sunday night.
"He's home now," Chief
Dowdell said earlier this week.
"He should be fine."
It is uncertain who was
responsible for the shooting. No
one was arrested at the scene.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is the lead agency on
the case.
According to Chief Dowdell,
efforts to ensure that proper secu-
rity is on-site at future concerts
will be made, though there had
been security personnel present
during last week'ss brawl.
According t61the chief, shoot-
ings have happened before.
"There have been a couple of
shootings,", he said. "But it is not
an everyday thing."


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Though the county had previ-
ously urged the three cities in the
Glades to consider moving quickly
in approving the ordinance, ask-
ing them to have their decisions
no later than December, Mr. Tate
said the city still has time. "We're
trying to work out the details," he
said.
According to Mr. Tate, all nego-
tiations with the county are mov-
ing along well. He publicly
thanked the administrators of the
county's fire rescue department,
who he said have been very coop-.
erative and helpful in those talks.
Commissioner Don Garrett,
who was not at the meeting last
week due to illness, said he would
like to see the city approve the
contract with the county. Mr. Gar-
rett points to the cost savings as,
the major driving factor in his deci-
sion. Without the county, he said,
the city simply cannot meet the
terms of the minimum level of
service standards on its own. "The
citizens of Belle Glade cannot
afford it," Mr. Garrett said.
Of entering into the county's
MSTU, Commissioner Ray Torres
Sanchez said, "I don't have a prob-
lem with that, but we want to
make sure that the people of Belle
Glade are protected."
City Manager Tate agrees.
"The city certainly knows it's
going to approve it [contract],"
Mr. Tate said, saying that he would.
like to be concise in the face of
"making a major decision of giv-
ing up a major service. We want
.to make sure we negotiate every
single thing we can get through
this process," he said.


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12 SPORTS


Blue Devils advance to state final by defeating Marauders


Devils are one
victory away from
a three-peat
By Nina G. Wills

PAHOKEE The Pahokee
Blue Devils played their final
home game of the year at Lair
Field and had a mission to com-
plete: Beat Clearwater Central
Catholic to play for another Class
2B state title game. With the win
Friday night, they accomplished
that mission and are now one
step closer to their third consecu-
tive state title.
On the Marauders first play
from scrimmage, quarterback
Andrew Nowell hit wide reciever
Colin McCarthy on a crossing pat-
tern for a 65-yard touchdown
pass to give the Marauders a 7-0
advantage with only 11 seconds
taken off the game clock. It was a
play that stunned the Blue Devils
and quieted the crowd.
But the Blue Devils first offen-
sive series would answer the
Marauders quick score. On. a
draw play, running back Ricky
Gary powered his way to a first
down. Robert "Rah Rah" Love
threw a strike to Blue Devil wide
out Martavious Odoms who zig-
zagged across the field and raced
77 yards for the,first Blue Devil
touchdown. Kicker Jose
Rodriguez tied the game with his
point after attempt.
The Marauders second posses-


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sion started at midfield. Their
drive was aided by an offside
penalty and a pass interference
call on the Devils defense, which
led to a successful field goal
attempt by Kicker Anthony Lean-
dri from 48 yards out. Only eight
minutes into the first quarter, the
Marauders led the Devils 10-7.
On Pahokee's second posses-
sion, the Devils called on their
running backs to establish the
ground game. Gary ran for nine
quick yards and Love connected


again with his favorite receiver
Odoms for a 17-yard gain. After
an official time out, Odoms was
wide open and caught a 47-yard
touchdown pass. The PAT was
not good. With six minutes to go,
Pahokee took its first lead of the
night 13-10.
The Devils defense forced a
Marauders punt, which Tamarcus
Porter -capitalized on. Porter
picked up a bouncing ball at the
four-yard line. Amazingly, he
evaded every Marauder tackler


and raced 96 yards for a third Blue
Devils touchdown. On a fake PAT,
Love rolled to his right and hit
Odoms for the two-point conver-
sion. In the waning minutes of the
first quarter, the Devils led 21-10.
The first quarter was an offensive
showdown for both teams.
Pahokee added a fourth touch-
down in the middle of the second
quarter. Love connected twice
with wide out Nikita White for a
gain of 20 yards. From the 11-yard
line, running back Janoris Jenkins
ran untouched into the end zone.
Clearwater Central Catholic
made a 39-yard field goal. With 90
seconds to go, Pahokee had
another touchdown thrown by
Love to Odoms that was called
back for offensive holding. The
Devils were also called for two un-
sportsmanlike penalties. Love
and Odoms were extremely upset
about the call, and the coaches
sat both players out for the rest of
the half to calm down. The
Marauders scored another field
goal before halftime, but the Blue
Devils took a 28-16 lead into the
break.
To start the third quarter, the
Blue Devils methodically moved
down the field by Ricky Gary's
powerhouse runs. Gary gained 34
yards on four runs. The Blue Dev-
ils had a first and goal from inside
the five-yard line, but were unable
to score on the drive. Pahokee
was forced to turn the ball over to
the Marauders on downs with five
minutes to go in the third quarter.
The Marauders were stuffed by


the Devils defense. Cornerback
Nikita White intercepted the
Marauders quarterback, Andrew
Nowell. The pass was tipped by a
Marauder receiver. White stuck
with the play and grabbed the ball
at midfield.
The Devils offense headed
back onto the field looking to
score. Love had a 27-yard run. A
late hit penalty called on the
Marauders gave Pahokee perfect
scoring position inside the 10-
yard line. Jenkins ran the ball
down to the two-yard line. Love
scored the fifth Blue Devils touch-
down on a quarterback keeper
and Pahokee increased its lead
35-16 to end the third quarter.
The Devils defense held the
Marauders quite effectively during
the second half. The Marauders
went for a fourth-and-five at their
own 33-yard line. The Devils
defense stopped the Marauders.
Love connected with wide out
Tanoris Jones for a 16-yard pick-
up. On a play-action pass play,
Love stepped up into the pocket
and found his tight end, Un'Tavi-
ous Scott for the sixth and. final
Blue Devils touchdown. Pahokee
led the Marauders 43-16 with
eight minutes to go in the final
quarter of play. The Marauders
did get a touchdown in the final
minutes of the game. The two-
point conversion failed. The Dev-
ils defeated the Marauders 43-22.
The Blue Devils celebrated
their victory. Lair Field turned into
an acrobatic ring as the Devil play-
ers showed even more of their


athletic ability by performing cart-
wheels and back flips. Their
excitement was just too much to
contain. Coach Foster and the
assistant coaches showed their
enthusiasm by proclaiming their
anticipation to head to Miami to
play in the state final game.
The Devils have faced many
distractions and pressures
throughout the season. With their
loss to Kings Academy, some
doubted whether or not the Devils
had lost their dominance this sea-
son. The Devils have continued to
rely on each other and have
grown as a team. An appearance
in their third consecutive state title
game is remarkable. The Devils
will play undefeated Trinity
Catholic at 1 p.m., Dec. 3 at FlU
Stadium in Miami for the Class 2B
state title and hope to bring home
another state title.
Robert Love was 10-of-15 for
232 yards, 3 passing TDs, 1 rush-
ing TD, and threw one pick. ,
Martavious Odoms had 3
receptions for 138 yards and 2
TDs.
Tanoris Jones had 3 receptions
for 46 yards,
Nikita White had 2 receptions
for 21 yards and 1 interception.
Un'Tavious Scott had 1 recep-
tion for 20 yards and 1 TD.
Janoris Jenkins rushed seven
times for 67 yards and 1 TD.
Ricky Gary rushed five times
for 63yards.
Vincent Smith rushed two
times for 25 yards.


Lake Area Varsity.

Sports Schedules


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Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Dec. 1: Lake Placid, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5: Riverdale, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 7: Moore Haven, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8: LaBelle, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Evangelical 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.
Boys Basketball:
Dec. 2: South Ft. Myers, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Dec. 6: Riverdale, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 9: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Dec. 10: Pahokee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Dec. 17: Glades Central, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Glades Central, Home,
7:45 p.m.
Jan. 7: Glades Day, Away, 6 p.m.
Jan. 10: 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
atSuwannee
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
Girls Soccer
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:
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,
7 p.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,
7p.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.
Girls Basketball:
Dec. 6: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 9: Benjamin, Home, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12: Jupiter Christian, Away,
6:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Cardinal Newman,
Away, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 6


Raiders topple Indians to

advance to state semifinals


By Mark Young

BELLE GLADE The Glades
Central Raiders continue their bid
to reestablish themselves as a high
school football powerhouse and
took another step after knocking
off the Immokalee Indians Nov. 25
on the Raiders' home field.
Thousands of fans packed into
the stadium to watch their
beloved Raiders regain their status
as one of the best high school
football teams in the state, of Flori-
da and that reputation is more
than warranted with the Raiders
sending more players to the NFL
than any other school in the state.
But Immokalee has had its fair
share of stars as well and fielded
an exceptional ball club once
again, but couldn't muster the
playoff victory against the fleet-
footed Raiders who posted a 44-
33 victory to launch themselves
into the Class 2B state champi-
onship semifinals.
Deondre Holley opened up the
Raider scoring after hauling in a
25-yard touchdown strike from
Raider quarterback Bryan Mann.
The point after attempt failed, but
the Raiders drew first blood with a
6-0 lead early in the first quarter.
The Indians countered the
Raider touchdown with a 69-
yard touchdown pass, but the
Raiders weren't done with their
first quarter scoring as Mann hit
Curtis Brown from 26 yards out
to reclaim the lead after the
score was deadlocked at 6-6
when Immokalee also failed on
their PAT.
Holley delivered on the Raider
PAT and Glades Central took a 13-
7 lead after one quarter of play.
Mann continued his red hot air
attack as the second quarter
began, throwing two more
touchdown passes before the
break. Mann hit Denote Thomp-
son from 43 yards out and con-
nected with Tarus McKinley. from
36 yards out. Holley was one-of-
two on the PATs and the Raiders
were up 26-7 before Immokalee
ended the first half scoring with a
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The Indians pulled within five
points of the Raiders when the
Glades Central defense gave up a
21-yard touchdown scamper and
suddenly to leave the score stand-
ing at 26-21, but the glimmer of
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Thompson took the ensuing kick
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Glades Central opted for a two-
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Both squads would score twice
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ans within four points of the
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responded to the challenge with
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down of the night, this one to Hol-
ley from 12 yards out. The two-
point attempt failed again, but the
Raiders held onto a 38-28 advan-
tage and extended that lead when
Holley ran into the end zone from
10 yards out. After another failed
two-point attempt, the Raiders
opened up a 44-28 lead.
Immokalee would be the last to
score to close out the Raider victo-
ry at 44-33.
The Raiders will face Booker in
the state semifinals after Booker
defeated Kathleen 37-10.
The Raiders will need to get
past Booker to face the winner of
the St. Augustine and North Mari-
on game as the other two sur-
vivors in the hunt for the state
championship.
Mann threw for five touch'
downs in going 12-of-19 for 253
yards in a stellar performance for
the Raiders.
Holley and Aston Samuels
each rushed for 73 yards. Brown
had five receptions for 89 yards
and a touchdown, Hblley had
three catches for 44 yards and had
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and ran in for another one, McKin-
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By Bill Fabian
MIAMI The Clewiston Tigers
played under the lights of a profes-
sional football stadium against the
Chaminade-Madonna Lions in the
Class 2A state semifinal game on
Friday, Nov. 25. The game was
played at Pro Player Stadium, the
home of the Miami Dolphins and
Florida Marlins, in Miami in order to
accommodate a large crowd and
provide a nighttime venue in place
of the Chaminade field, which was
damaged by Hurricane Wilma.
Many fans made the short drive
south to Miami to watch the Tigers,
who played against a highly skilled,
powerful Chaminade team that
dominated the Tigers defensively,
and scored quickly enough to put
the game mostly out of reach for
the Tigers, snapping a seven-game
winning streak that included a for-
feit from St. Andrews.
Potential scoring drives failed
. throughout the game for the Tigers
due to crucial penalties, fumbled
carries and heartbreaking intercep-
tions given up by the Tiger offense.
On the defensive side, penalties
were also a big part of the story,
especially a very untimely off-sides
penalty by the Tigers on a field goal
attempt by the Lions on fourth and
long, setting up a Chaminade
touchdown.
The game began with an early
score by Chaminade-Madonna's
Willie Floyd on a 30-yard touch-
down run, which put the Lions up
by seven after the successful PAT
kick.
The Tigers answered quickly
with a huge gain by tailback Jamal
Hubert, who ran 47 yards to set the
Tigers up within the 25-yard line in
the first quarter. Quarterback Jared
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Clewiston's William Bigahm lays the big hit on Lion running back Xavier Stinson who despite
this early punishment, gave the Tigers trouble throughout the game.


Lions defensive attack to scamper
for a 21-yard score. The point-after
attempt was missed, however, and
the Tigers never scored again.
Despite the early strong running
by Hubert, the junior tailback was
unable to continue his streak of
games with rushing performances
of more than 100 yards. Because of
an ankle injury that popped up in
last week's game against St. Peters-
burg Catholic, Hubert only had four
carries after his touchdown run Fri-
day. His streak ended at six, as he
finished with seven carries for 78
yards.
Huber ended the season with
160 carries for 1,028 yards and nine
touchdowns. He averaged 102.8
yards per game.
Senior running back Richard
Pope and junior running back
David Pope also had strong rushing
efforts against Chaminade. Richard
Pope ran for 37 yards on nine car-
ries, and David Pope ran for 25 on
six carries.


Tiger defensive lineman Eric Mergott was distraught after the
Tigers ended their state playoff run against the Chaminade-
Madonna Lions at Pro Player Stadium.


The Chaminade performance
on both offensive and defensive
sides of the ball was too much for
the Tigers to handle. The Lions' tail-


back Floyd ran for 153 yards and
scored two touchdowns, and
Xazier Stinson also scored twice for
the Lions.


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CLEWISTON Tiger Basket-
ball has started with girls play. The
season opened with a contest
between the Lake Placid Dragons,
the junior varsity lost; while the var-
sity team defeated the Dragons.
The Lady Tigers defeated Riverdale
on the road Nov. 15.
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Youth basketball league
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registrations. The season kicks
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and girls beginning at age five
and ending at age 16. Games will
be played in the Clewiston High
School and Middle School gyms.
There is a $25 registration fee
and uniforms will be provided.
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(863) 983-9659. Big Cypress
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holding registration for the upcom-
ing season at Clewiston Middle
School cafeteria on Dec. 1 and
Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups on
Thursday nights will be from 7-9
p.m. and Saturday sign ups will be
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a copy of
your child's birth certificate. Cost of
registration is $55 per child (second
child s $50 registration). Registra-
tion after these dates will result in a
late registration fee.


Cheer and
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LABELLE --If you are interested
in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Uni-
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come you to come and sign-up. We
are located on Jaycee/Lyons Blvd. in
LaBelle. We have team spots open
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few spots left on our 6th grade and
under team. We encourage any
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MOBILE HOMES:
REDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in Alva. This
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ponds and much more!
$475,000 Spacioks 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits on
5+/. acres. This spacious home features an addition with it's
own entrance and much more. The property has a pond with
an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and more.
$300,000 3BD/IBA mobile home in Muse which rests on
5+/- acres features a new well and roof. Property is also fenced
with a shed and pond.
$275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal home. Cages
galore.
$115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/- acres in
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$113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under construction!
This mobile home is located in the Moore Haven Yacht Club.
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completion date.
$93,500 Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured home on 50+/-
acres. The home features a split floor plan, garden tub in mas-
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$82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona. The mobile
home is partially furnished. The lot is surrounded in beautiful
palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salvage yard.
S$1,500,000- 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoining Badcock
.prpertyin Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600- 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts on
two roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of a
kind Auto Salvage ard. Organized with clean bill of health.
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibilities! Come
check it out before someone else does!
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on busy SR 80.
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the property,.


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$272,000- 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
* $180,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled lot on a cul-de-
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S$145,000 4.70+/- acres. The perfect place for your dream
ranch. The property is secluded, yet close to town.
- $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura. There is a sin-
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more. Access undetermined. Call for more information.
* $66,500. Four available adjoining lots in beautiful Montura.
All priced the same and sizes vary from .95+/- acre through
1.25+/-acres.
S$58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on paved road.
* $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot on Appalossa
Ave. in Montura Banch Estates.
* $55,000 1.25+/- acre. Beautiful corner lot in Montura.
* $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved road in heart of
Montura.
* $49,200. 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing Montura.
HOMESITES:
* $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-sac, close to
schools and recreation.
, $65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an established neigh-
borhood.
* $60,000. 25+/- acre. Nice secluded lot on cul-de-sac with
green belt behind it.
- $59,900 -.25+/- acre. Desireable lot in Glades County, Biild
your dream home on this lot today!
S$55,00UKoi OT ATIlt.t
* $55,000- .95+/- acre. Oak and pine covered lot on main
road in Montura.
* $54,900. .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green belt.
* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect dream home lot
located in Lehigh Acres get away!
b $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect place to
build your dream home.
- $45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under the oaks on
these three oak filled city lots.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55 and
older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Call for
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plus separate tub w/shower. Relax and sip your iced
tea out on the lanai while enjoying a refreshing
breeze. $229,900.


* House Hunting? Bag this trophy! The 3BR/2B home
offers style, space, convenience, storage and a sensa-
tional price. Features include a spacious family room,
screened porch and lots more. Asking price is only
$195,000.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little home
is beingoR Jgt5A iCujylta Tplan
is commercial, ve in or use as a rental. Convert
home into an office for future use. $99,000.

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* Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about the
calm you'll enjoy in this spacious 3BR/2B M on
cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be sure to check out the
huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls, feed
room, large workshop. Lower your blood pressure!
$199,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home on 2.29+/- acres,
fenced UtfDfl!trCGOKNMlAVt ures
separate living & family rooms, upgraded appliances
and much more. $179,900.
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes- relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile,
textured walls, and spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate 3BR/2B
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new floong, applancesa-ndtresh ca&T of paint.
Priced to sell at only $59,900.


* The opportunities are endless! Bring your investment
dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwy 27 frontage. Next
to water plant. Property was cleared except for the majestic
Live Oaks. Bring your ideas and see! $750,000.
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just
minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located offJacks Branch Rd. in Muse.
This property has lots of oaks, pines and palm trees.
Perfect for the nature lover Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura. $85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in Montura,
Great for investment or homesite. Only $46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


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* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER! 1/2
Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle Unit
102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the
dream lot for your new home look no further.
Located in the sought after Belmont S/D in LaBelle.
This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come true. Only
$84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $79,900.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great invest-
ment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for your
new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102. $54,900.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your family
to this quiet neighborhood!-$54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 wAarge oak. Beautiful lot for
your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* UniUNDiUMER CTlOACT
* Beautiful wooded +/- acre homesites! Outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! Just off E
Road. Don't miss owning acreage close to LaBelle.
$46,900.-1,.


* Attention Investors! Prime commercial property
with rental income located only 1/2 block north of
SR29 from the SR80 & SR/29 intersection. Start living
the American dream today by owning your own busi-
ness. Only $599,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commercial
corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home for rental
income could multiply your investment! Grab this site
now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for duplex
or single family w/a possibility of rezoning to
Business. $119,900.
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MUSE
2BR mobile home on 1/2 +/-
acre in the rapidly growing area
of Muse! Ideal for investment!
$59,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
MUSE
4BR/2B doublewide mobile
home, located on a manageable
1/2 +/- acre in Muse. $79,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PALMDALE
Affordable 3BR/2B mobile
home w/ new well & water sys-
tem. located on an oversized
fenced lot. $79,900
Listed by Emily Ankeney
863.673.0141
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on a manicured
lot close to everything! S95,900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066
LABELLE
4BR/IB mobile home in need
of TLC on 1 +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $105,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7510
LABELLE
3BR/2B mobile home located
on 1+ high & dry acre just out-
side of town! $122,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675A4500


LA13ELLC
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! $124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


spare. located on a private lot in
Country Village. $130,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
MUSE
2BR/2B mobile home located
on 1 +/- beautiful acre in Muse!
$154,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
is" condition! $175,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PORT LABELLE
4BR/2B home, in need of a
little TLC to make it spectacu-
lar, located on an oversized
corner lot.. $178,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
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PURTI LABILLE
Brand spanking new 3BR/2B
CBS home on a lovely lot close
to schools & parks! $184,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
FLAGHOLE
3BR/2B home. in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386


home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre comer lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.517.1350
LABELLE
Cute-as-a-buttom 2BR/IB log
cabin on 2 +/- acres just outside
our town. $199,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863,836.0191


PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B new construction CBS
home w/ all the extras located
in a great neighborhood close to
schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS new construction
home boasts upgrades galore
and a convenient location close
to schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Yvonne Hallman
86.673.1735


LAUELLE=
Upgrades around every corner
set this 2BR/2B home, located
in a great neighborhood, apart
from all others. $214,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole, boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
upgrades galore! $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
"extreme makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty vw/ a loft. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
LABELLE
4BR/2B CBS pool home lo-
cated on an oak-covered & se-
cluded 0.40 +/- acre lot, boasts
many upgrades! $239,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's main thor-
oughfare! $255,000
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673.9119
LABELLE
Upgrades abound in this
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home located on 3.5+ fenced


ialem just t UUtIue oI town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, 2 stocked
ponds & fencing. $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
cated on 2.5 +/- acres. Four
horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
equestrian paradise! $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229,6386
L:ABELLE
Two story 3BR/2B home, lo-
cated on 4.6 +/- acres just out-
side of LaBelle. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
2BR/2B turnkey home sparkles
and is located on 6.25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C.
roof, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191

ORTONA
2BR/1B doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
& practically new. Located in
Ortona on the river. $425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600


UK I UNA
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600


LABELLE
2BR/1B mobile home located
on 20 +/- acres in a booming
area of Hendry Co.! Great in-
vestment opportunity! $500,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on 1
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/D. $750,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres in
a booming area of Hendry
County! S750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600
LABELLE
2,500 +1- sq. ft. home located
on I + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lift. Beauty abounds inside &
out!. $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
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Thursday, December 1, 2005


Fifteenth annual


Race for Cure


To benefit the Susan
G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation
The 15th Annual South Florida
Komen Race for the Cure, present-
ed locally by Florida Power and
Light, is the oldest and largest 5k
run/walk in Florida. It takes place
along the Intracoastal Waterway
on scenic Flagler Drive in Down-
town West Palm Beach and fea-
tures a Women's and Men's 5k run,
a 5k Co-ed Walk, a Fun Walk, Kids
for the Cure(r) and Tots for the
Cure.
All proceeds benefit the Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer Founda-
tion, established in 1982 by Nancy
G. Brinker in honor of her sister,
Susan G. Komen, who died of
breast cancer at the age of 36.
Last year's South Florida
Komen Race for the Cure attracted
18,801 participants and raised over
$900,000 for The Susan G. Komen


Breast Cancer Foundation. Of the
money raised annually at the event,
up to 75 percent stays in the area to
fund valuable education, screening
and treatment. The remaining 25
percent, funds cutting edge breast
cancer research.
When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006
Women s 5K: 7:30 a.m.
Men's 5K: 8 a.m.
Co-Ed 5K Walk: 8:30 a.m.
Kids for the Cure: 9 a.m.
Tots for the Cure: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Meyer Amphitheatre
Downtown West Palm Beach
Laurel Sauer, Honorary Chair
Dave Ragsdale, Race Chair Liz
DeWoody, Race Co-chair Runner
registration is $20 before Dec. 9 and
$30 on race day. Proud in the
Crowd spectator entry fee is $20
($10 for children 6-12 and $5 for
children five and under).
For more information, visit
www.raceforthecure-sofla.org
sofla.org > or call (561) 841-0041.


Cone to sign with


Wolverines


By Mark Young
STATESBORO, Ga. Former
Belle Glade resident Carl Cone is a
1971 graduate of Glades Central
High School and the Cone family
has had a presence in Belle Glade
for several decades with the family
business being Cone's Paint Store.
The Cones moved to Georgia
some 15 years ago, but left plenty
of family and friends in Belle Glade.
Carl's son David is currently playing
for the undefeated Blue Devils of
Statesboro High School and will be
inking a scholarship deal for the
Wolverines of Michigan University
in February.
David is a three-year starter for
the Blue Devils and in the course of
putting together a 13-0 season thus
far, with two more games left until
possibly claiming the state champi-
onship, David has throw for close
to 1,400 yards while maintaining a
65-percent completion ratio. David
has thrown the 205 times this year


and has completed 128 passes, to
include nine touchdown strikes for
theyear.
David is a 6' 5" senior quarter-
back and attended Wolverine Head
Coach Lloyd Carr's annual football
camp. Coach Carr apparently liked
what he saw and offered David a
scholarship on the spot, which
David obviously accepted.
With the likes of Tom Brady and
several other quality professional
football players coming out of the
Wolverine pack, David is excited at
the opportunity to lead the Wolver-
ines to victory in the coming years,
as well as grasping a viable oppor-
tunity to one hit the professional
gridiron.
Carl is currently a law professor
at South University in Savannah,
while David's mother is a professor
at Georgia Southern. The Florida-
born David, as well as his parents,
will have no problems shaking off
Florida and Georgia loyalty in the
fall of 2006, as David vies for his
chance at Wolverine history.


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Elks state soccer


shoot winners


CLEWISTON Six Clewiston
residents and their families made
the long trip to Umatilla for the Elks
State Soccer Shoot Championships
held Nov. 19 at the Elks Youth
Camp.
All of the kickers returned with
trophies for their efforts.
Issabella Allen placed first in the
girls Under-8 division. She is a stu-
dent at Westside Elementary
School. Her sister, Melanie Allen,
placed third in the Under-10 girls
division. Another Westside student,
Casey Crawford, won the second
place trophy in the boys Under-12
division. His division had represen-
tatives from all four regions.
Daniel Jansen, who attends


Glades Day School, placed second
in the boys Under-8 division.
Brittany Bacallao, a seventh
grader at Clewiston Middle school,
was the under-14 girls champion.
She kicked seven, three-point goals
as part of her total. Martin Craw-
ford placed second in the boys
Under-14 division. His last two
kicks each scored five points, the
top area on the goal.
Clewiston had more represen-
tatives at the event than any other
lodge in Florida. Special thanks go
to the parents for their time and
effort and to the local AYSO pro-
gram for giving the children a
chance to excel in soccer.


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550 golf courses in the South.
The cost is $15 per card, pur-
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fourth card free. The Lung Card
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and has several courses offering
winter play, including Atlantis
Country Club and The Champi-
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2006 card by Dec. 31 and you
will be entered into a drawing
for a free entry to the OxyPoker
Texas Hold 'em Tournament to
be held early in 2006.
"The cost of one Golf Privi-
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of golf, and yet it allows you to
golf at discounted rates at
numerous courses," said Jim
Sugarman, executive director of
the American Lung Association
of Florida Southeast Area.


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UN calls for closures


to protect sea turtles


FOREST KNOLLS, CA The
United Nations General Assembly
will vote on a resolution that calls
for closures of fishing in areas
where large numbers of critically
endangered sea turtles are caught
or killed. The critically endan-
gered Pacific leatherback sea tur-
tle is on the verge of extinction
and is expected by scientists to go
extinct in the next 5-30 years
unless immediate measures to
eliminate threats posed by indus-
trial long line fishing are taken.
Environmentalists are pleased at
this first step but warn that a
moratorium on destructive long
line fishing is needed in the Pacif-
ic if the leatherback is to survive.
"We are pleased that the UN
finally moving closer to the
worldwide consensus that some-
thing urgently needs to be done
to prevent the extinction of the
leatherback and loggerhead sea
turtles in the Pacific," said Robert
Ovetz.
Save the Leatherback Cam-
paign Coordinator of the US based
Sea Turtle Restoration Project,
which is leading the advocacy
effort by a coalition of internation-
al environmental organizations.
Last June a parade of school-
children dressed in sea turtle cos-
tumes delivered a petition to the
UN signed by thousands of citi-
zens, 1,007 scientists from 97
countries and 281 non-govern-
mental organizations from 64
countries urging it to implement
a moratorium on high seas indus-
trial long line fishing in the Pacif-
ic. The list of signers includes
famed primatologist Dr. Jane
Goodall, Harvard biologist E.O.
Wilson, oceanographer Dr. Sylvia
Earle, a National Geographic
Explorer-in-Residence, and for-.
mer U.S. astronaut Bernard Har-
ris, Jr. M.D.
According the recent reports


in the scientific journal Nature,
the 100 million year old
leatherback sea turtle is on the
brink of extinction. The popula-
tion of female nesting
leatherbacks has declined by
about 95% since 1980.
Dr. James Spotila, a co-author
of one of the reports, signed the
petition to the UN and testified
before the UN this past June.
"The descent of the leatherback
toward extinction is a global
ecological tragedy that affects us
all. As goes the leatherback, so
goes the ocean," warned Dr.
Spotila. Dr. Spotila is the Presi-
dent of the International Sea Tur-
tle Society, President of The
Leatherback Trust, and Betz
Chair of Environmental Science
at Drexel University.
The language endorsing a set
of guidelines recently drafted by
the UN Food and Agriculture
Organization originated at the
June meeting of the UN Open-
ended Informal Consultative
Process on Oceans and the Law
of the Sea.
On the first day of the meeting,
the meeting directed all nations
that have signed the convention
and regional fisheries manage-
ment organizations to urgently
implement the closures and
other measures outlined in recent
UN FAO guidelines for reducing
interactions with sea turtles. Simi-
lar language calling for time and
area closures to reduce the by
catch (the unwanted capture and
killing of ocean wildlife) of indus-
trial fishing also appears in the
same section of the resolution.
These two recommendations are
included in the resolution that
will be voted on by the UN Gener-
al Assembly today.


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Apples: They are the pick of the holiday season


to tobacco holders


Tobacco quota holders and pro-
ducers not currently enrolled in the
Tobacco Transition Payment Pro-
gram (TTPP) must sign-up for the
program by Dec. 2, 2005, if they
want to receive a 2006 TIPP pay-
ment, announced Kevin Kelley,
state executive director for the
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA).
The TTPP marks the end of
Depression-era federal tobacco
marketing quota and price support
loan programs. This new program
helps American tobacco quota
holders and producers transition to
the free market. Payments are
made from assessments on tobac-
co importers and manufacturers.
"The USDA has announced a
Dec. 2 deadline for tobacco quota
holders and producers to sign up
for the 2006 TTPP payment," said
Kelley. "The same deadline applies
to those who want to sell their
remaining nine annual payments
to a successor in order to receive a
lump-sum payment."
Producers who do not com-


plete this .process by Dec. 2 can
arrange for the sale of their remain-
ing eight payments beginning Jan.
17,2006.
Certain requirements must be
met to qualify for lump-sum pay-
ments. More information on lump-
sum payments is available online at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/tobac-
co/Default.htm or by calling the
National Tobacco Processing Cen-
ter at (800) 673-2331.
The TTPP, also known as the
"tobacco buy-out," provides
approximately $10 billion in 10
equal installments to eligible tobac-
co quota holders and producers
from 2005 through 2014. Payments
for 2006 through 2014 will be
issued annually on Jan. 15.
USDA sent more than $940 mil-
lion in payments to over 400,000
tobacco quota holders and produc-
ers in 2005, the first year of the pro-
gram. For more information about
the TTPP, visit the FSA Web site
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/tobac-
co/Default.htm.


More reasons
to eat apples
To promote the benefits of
fresh produce, Weight Watch-
ers(r) continues Pick of the
Season, a public health initia-
tive spotlighting seasonal fruit
and vegetables, with recipes
this quarter for apples, an easy-
to-find produce selection that
not only tastes great, but also
provides a wide range of nutri-
ents essential for good health.
Apples provide eating satis-
faction without a lot of calories,
as well as being a quick and
easy way to get some tasty
nutrition. One medium apple,
which translates into three
apples per pound, has about 70
calories. Apples also provide
fiber, with the amount of fiber
doubling when the skin is
eaten. They contain less than a
gram of fat and 150 milligrams
of potassium.
So enjoy apples, not just as a


crunchy snack, but as part of
mouth-watering recipes.
Apples are delicious and nutri-
tious, which is why this snack-
sized fruit is this season's
Weight Watchers(r) Pick of the
Season.
Apples can do it all from
appetizers to desserts. Below
are four flavorful apple recipes
to share with your friends:
Tangy apple salad, pork.with
apples Kraut, sweet potato
and apple casserole, and for
dessert, apple crisp.
Pick of the season; apple
recipes:
Tangy apple
salad
Makes 6 servings
4 heads Boston lettuce,
washed, dried and torn
2 medium apples, pared,
cored, and diced
1 cup halved seedless red
grapes


2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style
mustard
Pinch salt and white pepper
1. In large salad bowl com-
bine lettuce, apples, and
grapes.
2. In small jar with tight-fit-
ting lid, combine oil, vinegar,
mustard, salt, and pepper;
cover and shake well.
3. Pour dressing over salad;
toss to coat.
120 Calories per serving, 5g
Fat, 4g Fiber.
Pork with
apples Kraut
Makes 4 servings
4 boneless center-cut loin
pork chops, 1/4 pound each,
trimmed of all visible fat
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
pepper, divided
2 teaspoons safflower oil,


divided
3 Golden Delicious apples,
pared, cored, and cut into 1/4
slices
1/4 teaspoon ground cinna-
mon
1 cup sauerkraut, drained
and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1. Sprinkle pork with half of
the salt and pepper. In large
nonstick skillet, heat half of the
oil over medium-high heat. Add
pork; cook3-4 minutes on each
side. Transfer to a plate and
keep warm.
2. Heat remaining oil in hot
skillet; add apples and cinna-
mon. Cook, stirring occasional-
ly, until apples brown, 3-4 min-
utes. Add sauerkraut, caraway
seeds, and remaining salt and
pepper; cook, stirring occa-
sionally, until sauerkraut
browns, 2-3 minutes. Serve
with pork.
241 Calories per serving, 9g
Fat, 3g Fiber.


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Car dealership helping out


Special to INI/Florida Archives
The bridge over the Caloosahatchee River, in LaBelle, in the early days until the arched
bridge was built, was a turn bridge that required the operator to turn a crank to turn the
bridge to let the boats through.

Growing up big in LaBelle


As told to MaryAnn Morris.
"People only did washing
once a week. It was a lot of work
to get out the big wash boiler pot,
fill it with water, and heat it tup
over the fire or on the stove! But
then, people didn't have so many
clothes. Houses didn't even have
closets. Just hooks or nails in the
walls. There were sometimes
hooks in the head of the beds to
hang clothes at night. I had one of
those beds at one time. It's now in
the museum here in town.
"We had a city jail at one time,
located in Goodno Park that was
all made out of corrugated tin.
The concrete foundation is still
visible. That's what they used until
the courthouse was built. When it
wasn't in use any more, my dad
bought it, moved it and fixed it up
and we lived there until they got a
house from the Sears Mill. Mom
lived in that house from 1936 until
1993. It's still there at the corner of
Fort Thompson Avenue and
Riverview Street South.
"Some things here go way
back. Devil,s Garden Road it's
now renamed Cowboy Way -
was an old Indian trail that came
through and went down toward
the reservation to a small com-
munity called Devil's Garden. My
granddad was a real loner. He
lived down there several years
and when he needed things, he
would come into town in his
Model A. Another funny name is
"Monkey Town," the preferred
story on that name is that there


CLEWISTON In honor of
National Diabetes Month in
November, Hampton Chrysler
DodgeJeep will contribute $1 for
every Chrysler, Jeep(r) and
Dodge vehicle sold to the lacocca
Foundation's JoinLeeNow
(www.JoinLeeNow.org)
fundraising campaign to raise
money for diabetes research. This
partnership will run through the
end of 2006.
"Diabetes strikes all demo-
graphics, from those living in
Clewiston, nationally and around
the world," said Dennis Hampton
of Hampton Chrysler Dodge Jeep.
"We are proud to donate $1 for
every Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge
vehicle sold, to do our part to help
this great cause and find a cure for
those suffering from this devastat-
ing disease."
Hampton Chrysler DodgeJeep
will help the lacocca Foundation
achieve its goal of finding a cure
for diabetes, a disease that kills
more than 200,000 people in the
United States annually and causes
health complications including


blindness, amputations, heart dis-
ease, nerve damage and kidney
failure. The lacocca Foundation's
JoinLeeNow initiative is half way
to reaching its goal of funding a
clinical trial for a potential cure for
type 1 diabetes, a treatment that
has been found to successfully
cure diabetes in mice.
"I promised my late wife that I
would help to find a cure for type
I diabetes in my lifetime. I feel like
we are finally close. I'm very
grateful for everything Hampton
Chrysler DodgeJeep is doing to
help us reach our goal," said Lee
lacocca, Chairman of the Iacocca
Foundation.
Launched in August of 2004,
JoinLeeNow has raised six of the
11 million dollars it needs to fund
a clinical trial at Massachusetts
General Hospital that will be con-
ducted by Dr. David Nathan and
Dr. Denise Faustman. The first
phase of the clinical trial program
will test a potential cure for type 1
diabetes.
In type 1 diabetes, the immune
system attacks the islet cells of the


pancreas, which are the cells in
the body that produce insulin. Dr.
David Nathan and Dr. Denise
Faustman are testing a treatment
to stop the immune system's
destruction of the insulin-produc-
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researchers have demonstrated in
the lab that once the destruction
of the insulin-producing cells is
reversed, the body appears to be
capable
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The clinical trial is based on
research by Dr. Faustman that has
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Creating a Florida friendly yard


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
"After the Sears Mill closed, my dad bought this house and
moved it up to LaBelle. We added a front and back porch
and it's still here, at the corner of Riverside Street South
and Fort Thompson Avenue." Lynda Rider.


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
.


was a juke joint there where the
cowboys would go and get all
drunk on the weekends and be
staggering around. People said
they acted like a bunch of mon-


keys and so, they called it Monkey
Town. (Credit for this version is
given to Gran'ma Forrey.)
"Before they built the arched
bridge, there was an old crank
bridge across the river. Boats
would have to blow their horns
three times for the bridge tender
to open the bridge. When the
horns would blow, every kid in
earshot would run for the
bridge to ride around on the
end of the bridge and wave at
all the people on the boats. We
thought we were so big on that
bridge, seeing how the people
on the boats lived. But that was
a long time ago.


By Ed Ayen, Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods
What is a "Florida Friendly
Yard"? A Florida Friendly Yard is
an approach that recognizes the
home landscape as part of a
larger natural system. This does
not necessarily mean creating a
"wild-looking" yard, but it does
mean creating a landscape that
is more of an environmental
asset than a liability. If designed,
installed and maintained proper-
ly, it will be attractive, environ-
mentally sustainable and protect
natural resources.
Plan first, plant last. In a Flori-
da Friendly Yard, appropriate
landscaping protects the envi-
ronment by stabilizing the soil,
preventing erosion, filtering pol-
lutants and reducing harmful
runoff. Other considerations
include aesthetics, improving
the resale value of a home, noise
reduction, climate control and
wildlife habitat.
Determine how you will use
your property. Do you need a
play area for children or a party
area? How about a vegetable


garden? Maybe you just want to
enjoy looking at a pleasing yard
without time consuming or cost-
ly maintenance.
Analyze your existing yard
and note any special conditions.
Take into account sunny and
shady areas areas that flood
or are extremely dry. Take a soil
sample to the local extension
office to check pH. Do you have
trees or shrubs that are problem-
atic? They may need to be
removed.
Prepare a plan for your Flori-
da Friendly Yard. Take into
account things such as septic
tank, underground utilities or
overhead power lines and exist-
ing sprinkler system. Sketch in
the activity areas and specific
areas for birds and butterflies. If
you live on the water consider
putting in a buffer zone of 10 to
25 feet for pollution control.
Next, add to your sketch
where you want trees, shrubs,
groundcovers and flowering
plants. Remember to keep plants
away from buildings to allow for
growth and ease of building
maintenance. Group plants for
more efficient irrigation.


Research your irrigation
needs to determine which sort
of system, if any, will be
installed. If native drought resist-
ant trees and plants are used,
your irrigation needs may be
considerably reduced along with
fertilize and pesticide usages.
Buy quality plants and install
them properly leaving enough
space for each plant to grow to
maturity.
Once your Florida Friendly
Yard is established remember to
maintain it by watering efficient-
ly, fertilizing appropriately and
controlling yard pests responsi-
bly.
This is the second in a series
of articles I will be writing on the
new area program called Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods. The
program is being implemented
through your local county exten-
sion service in Highlands, Okee-
chobee and Glades County and
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Auction! 347+/- acres, of-
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GA. Excellent farm & hunting
land. Thursday, December
15, 2:00pm. Rowell Auc-
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FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
Contact Hendry Sheriffs De-
partment 674-4630 Ask for
Agriculture Investigator
PIT MIX DOG young female,
light tan. Very gentle. Found
vic. of Indian River & New
Market. Call to identify.
(239)657-2605
SMALL DOG- Terrier type,
Hwy 70 & Eagle Bay Dr, call
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BEAGLE PUPPY- Female, Ap-
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male, w/notch in ear. Orange
collar. Vic. SW 5th Ave & Old
Dixie 863-763-9490 Reward
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$600 WEEKLY Working
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Mechanic
Excavator Operator
Loader Operator
Grader Operators
CDL Operators
Experienced Tractor
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Laborers
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640 S. Main St.
LaBelle
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(321)202-4406.
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Communications Operator
$21,860 ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Officer
$34,259 ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Accounting Specialist I
$21,866 ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Service Tech II
$19,308 ann.
(Requires FL Class B CDL)
Building Inspector
$35,591 ann.
(Certified)
Executive Secretary
$25,272 ann.
(Requires 4 yrs exp./65 cwpm)
Director of Finance
$64,285 ann.
(CPA or Cert. Govt. Finance
Office/Mgr, 4 yrs. Exp.)
Crime Scene Investigator
$27,539 ann.
(must pass C.S. exam)
Unless stated: All positions open until filled
Valid Employment Applications
must be submitted to:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W.
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00


The GEO Group, Inc.

PSYCHOLOGICAL
SPECIALIST

Needed at South Bay Correctional.
Mental health Masters degree re-
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Supervision for licensure provided.

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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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MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


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MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
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Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
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-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
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-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN
Clewiston, Florida
Performs broad range of work involving installation, repair and
maintenance of electdcal and electronic components of Distdct
buildings, equipment and machinery, following electdcal code,
manuals, specifications, schematic diagrams and blueprints.
As resident electrical expert, trains electrical personnel in new
electrical advances, National Electrical Code updates and inter-
pretations, and technical direction. Overtime will be required
based on weather and/or environmental conditions. Due to the
District's response role before, during, and after major storm
events and in the total scope of emergency management, this
position may be, at times, required to provide work support be-
fore, during, and after major storm events and emergency
situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies.
Associates degree in Electronic Technology or High School di-
ploma and vocational training (apprentice) to qualify as a Jour-
neyman Electrician. Seven(7) years experience, including
two(2) years as a Journeyman Electrician. Valid Florida CDL
(Class B) license, Licensed Journeyman Electrician. First aid
and CPR certifications by Amedcan Red Cross. Job Reference
#206010.
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Anttn: Human Resources
PO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
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SOCIAL SERVICES l
AIDS Prog. seeks Case Workers for our Belle Glade
Office. Provide assessment, referral, linkage &
suppt. svc. to HIV clients. Req. BSW or equivalent
degree, exp in medical, HIV, addictions or related
fields; bi-lingual (Creole); Valid FL driver's lic.,
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AIDS Program seeks Prog. Specialist for our Belle
Glade Office. Responsible for providing complete dept.
clerical suppt. Req. HS Grad. or GED; 1 2 years gen-
eral clerical exp; Bi-lingual (Creole); exp. w/medical
records or related field; PC proficient & produce vari-
ous computer generated rpts. Exc. bene. pck., com-
petitive salary, retirement prog. Fax 561-868-5652 or
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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace. EOE


LABOR FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
$ All Types of Work Available
AL 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. $
r (Across from Clewiston Inn)
% (863) 902-9494 94


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).
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.
Solos and Owner Operators
"Welcome: Requirements:
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ence, CDL CLASS A Plus
Safe Driving record, ...Call
Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext115
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ENTHUSIASTIC & FRIENDLY
HAIRDRESSERS NEEDED
2 positions available.
Please contact Julie at
(863)983-2887
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
nchamenss@fbclew.com or
at 863-983-8191
for more information.
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DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl2.fl.us




ARRESTED INJURED Need a
Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Accidents *Injuries
*Wrongful Death *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traf-
fic. A-A-A Attorney Referral
Service (800)733-5342 -
24/7.


FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
Run a propane floor buffer
machine, sweep & mop.
$10.00 per hr. P/T mornings.
18-30 hours per week. Work
for solid 30 year old company.
Must be dependable & reliable.
Call for Appt. 352-564-2025
or
1-800-236-9398
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)851-9046

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

863467-8150



Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus. Base plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.
PRESS OPERATOR News-
King experience preferred.
Benefits group health, va-
cation/sick time and holi-
days. E-mail
belderton@nsb-observ-
er.com, fax (386)424-9858,
Publisher, Observer Newspa-
pers, P.O. Box 10, New
Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax
resume to 561-996-8559.

SEASONAL CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES:

H & R Block
The worlds largest
tax preparation company
is now hiring for:
-Seasonal Positions-
Tax Professionals
Receptionist
Office Leaders

Full & Part Time
863-385-1052 or
863-447-0495
Call TODAY for an interview
EOE/AA.


WATER TREATMENT CO.
Needs Outside Sales
Person.
Spanish speaking a must.
Pay, Allowances & Gas.
(863)983-1341 or599-5900.



Home Health Aide
Health Support Technician
Position # 64001432
Work location: Clewiston, FL
Apply online at:
https://peoplefirst.myflod-
da.com/logon.htm
Click on: LEE County and look
under Medicine and dentistry
MRI Tech needed for
MRI only center.
Competitive pay and
benefits. No call or
weekends. MRI
Registry a plus but
not necessary. Call
239-470-2829
for information.




IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS

OKEECHOBEE
AREA

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

CLEWISTON

1 Part Time
Merchandiser

BELLE GLADE/
MOORE HAVEN/
CLEWISTON

1 Full Time
Merchandiser

Weekends &
Holidays ONLY
(PT. Positions)'
Supermarket
exp. A plus
Car Allowance
Residents of
these areas a +

Call: 1-800-432-0626
Ext. 212
For Immediate
Interviews
NEEDED- House & yard clean-
ing (some light landscape
help) before December 8.
Call Jeri (863)634-6056.



OFFICE MANAGER/MEDICAL
ASSIST.- I am looking for
F/T employment. Exp. in
Medical Secretarial, Front &
back office. Need work
ASAP (561)261-6166


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$9,995. (888)629-9968
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DATA ENTRY. Work from any-
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Excellent Career Opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only.
(800)344-9636 Ext. 499.

Services



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


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,110x15,
10x30,12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505

Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins-Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1075 (954)309-8659
WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
- 120V & 220V, Some w/ heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
will separate. (772)971-9474


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Ave J & 1st St. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
COOK STOVE, Antique, Wood
Burning, Excellent condition.
$300. (863)675-4858
FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
boo. 3 tips, $40
(863)697-2033
ICE BOX, Early 1900's, 3 Door.
Good condition. $250.
(863)675-4858


ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
new, never used. $50.
(863)357-0125
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
white, Heavy duty. $200 for
both or will separate.
(863)763-5084


SCHWINN, 26" Cruiser,
w/tank, rack, green, rides
good, exc. cond., $100.
(856)358-8625
SCHWINN, 26" twin Tandem,
built for two, rides good, exc.
cond., $275. (856)358-8625



ALL STEEL BLOGS! UP TO
50% OFF!! Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to 100x200! Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
SLIDING GLASS DOORS


FLEA MARKET ITEMS vari-
ous items. Will sell for $100
or will separate.
(863)763-9135
GARAGE DOORS 2 Single 8ft
doors w/hardware. complete.
4 windows across top $250
will sep. (863)357-3779
LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til-
ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old)
$250, Set of Aluminum Cook-
ware $30. (863)675-2992
MATTRESS COVER- Tempur-
'edic, King size, Good cond
d $600. Asking $300.
(863)763-8115 or 824-2607
MINI BLINDS (40) Like new,
various sizes. $50 for all, will
separate. (772)971-9474
PROPANE GAS TANK- 100 gal
with gauge. $100.
(863)674-0098


COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Works, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x
max, for Mac OS comp Comes
complete with all cables, etc.
$15 (863)675-5981



ASSORTED FABRICS box
filled with designer fabric
samples $20
(863)675-5981
BLANKET King size. In good
condition. $15 (863)763-9135


CHINA CABINET antique,
solid oak w/ burlwood doors,
72't, 72"w. Beveled glass drs
$400 neg. (863)357-1741
CHINA HUTCH Dark wood,
glass top, 3 drawers. Door on
bottom. $100 (863)398-0117
DESK Wood, 5 drawer, beau-
tiful dark pine finish $150
(772)597-2470
DINING TABLE glass top,
Italian marble base, 4 chairs.
$200 or best offer
(863)824-3319
DINNING ROOM TABLE w/6
chairs, Coffee Table, Desk &
China Cabinet $295. for all,
will sep. (863)675-2992
LIVING ROOM GROUP sea-
foam green, sofa, lov seat,
clb chair and lounger w/2
lamps $400 (863)801-1428
OAK TABLE Custom made,
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back
oak chairs in very good cond.
$350 (863)763-2458
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$150. (863)357-2110
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom
cushions, wildlife scenery,
cost $1200, asking $425.
(239)340-8503
SOFA, Blue & Tan Stripped. &
GLIDER CHAIR, Blue & White.
Great shape. $125. for both,
will sep. (863)632-9166
STOOLS Windsor Back, (4)
oak, $100 (863)675-1634
WICKER FURNITURE SET -
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair &
ottoman w/ extra pillows for all
$400 neg. (863)635-1805



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


COMPLETE HANDGUN &
LONG GUN REFERENCE LI-
BRARY 32 leather bound vol.
$300 (863)697-2033
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
365. (863)467-7838



EXERCISE BIKE: Sears, Life
Styler 2000, Dual Action,
Electronic, Ergometer. $50.
(863)763-0691
EXERCISE MACHINE stepper
for leg work out $40
(863)357-0125
GAZELLE $35 or best offer
(863)357-1741


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
1 00yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee


BED- Craftmatic, twin, electric
adjustable bed. Good work-
ing condition. $300. Pioneer
Plantation (954)966-2041
CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9526 or
(863)763-9527
SAVE ON PRESCRIPTION
MEDICINES! Up to 90% dis-
count! Patent. Generic. OTCs
too. Reliable. Safe. Easy.
Fast! Order via internet. CC
payment. US Postal Service
delivery, www.phar-
mamx.com.


CHAIN HOISTS, COME
ALONGS, several all for
$650 call for details. Will
separate (863)697-9704.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
& in boxes. Talking fish, Angel
& Fisherman. All Mechanical.
$20 for all. (269)251-2581
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com
EGG INCUBATOR Good
shape, just don't use any-
more, $60 (239)657-4348
Iv. message


PUSH LAWN MOWER- Very
good condition. $75.
(863)763-8943
RIDING MOWER- 14.5HP Wiz-
ard, OHV/IC, 42" cut, low
hours, $375 (863)447-2130.
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
approx. 70 hr. on engine.
$800 (863)675-3074


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
TENNESSEE FAINTING
GOATS- $70 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
area.


SAGO PALMS
2 FOR $40. Growing in 7 gal
containers. 36"x36". Located
in Pioneer Plantation, Hendry
County Cert#47223641
(954)-966-2041


Purple Martin Houses from
www.SKMFG.com are now
available at the World's Larg-
est Retailer in Pet Depart-
ment, $19.97, for a store
near you, call
(800)764-8688.



DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent
condition, $200
(863)674-0539.
MOVING DOLLEY Profes-
sional, oak, for organ/piano.
Excellent condition. $350 or
best offer (863)675-2596
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings


COCKATOO- Likes to be held,
Young, Large cage & perch,
Talks, Great for Christmas!
$1500. (863)634-6483
PEKINGESE PUPPIES, 6 wks
on 11/24. Rare colors. $250
for males & $300 for females.
Will deliver. (863)983-5597
RED NOSE PITT- male, 8mos
old, ready to go, $200 or
best offer (863)447-0965.
YORKIPOO PUPS- Adorable
Teddy Bears. $600 cash
only. (863)357-0037
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.


ROLLING TRIPOD for video
camera. Great for weddings &
birthdays. $25
(863)357-3639



BATHROOM SINK 30" w/
base & faucet. New. $100
(863)675-1634
Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi-
net w/light, Sink & Base, Toilet
& Seat, Water Heater, 220 volt.
New! $450. (937)418-7005



HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per-
son 51x82 inches New heater
elements $1500/neg.
(863)467-0071 before 8 pm
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.
(863)983-7751
HOT TUB- Like new, Seats 4,
Cover included. $1000 or
best offer (863)532-9289


BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good,
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779




RCA 27" color TV, will need
antenna. Remote & manual In-
cluded. $75 cash.
(863)675-4970 Iv msg
SANYO 25" color. Works
fine. Replaced w/ a newer
model. $125 (863)357-6799


AIR COMPRESSOR, $50.
(863)675-2992
SETTING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


AIR HOCKEY TABLE- asking
$75 (863)674-0539.


Agriculture



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




04 CAT BULLDOZER 69
model. Needs crank. All there.
$1300 (863)357-3981


APPENDIX GELDING- Retired
jumper $700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
BLUE ROAN TWH GELDING,
12yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen-
tle, $1500. Weekends
(561)767-7263 aft. 8 am


Wheelbarrow Planter
This wooden wheelbarrow
planter is perfect for the
porch or patio, or even
indoors. To build, simply
trace the full-size patterns
onto wood, cut the pieces out,
assemble and finish. The
planter is about 40 in. long by
10 in. wide by 15 in. tall.
Wheelbarrow Planter plan
(No. 879)... $9.95
Planters Package
3 plans incl. 879
(No. C128)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


WANTED To Buy Singlewide
MH w/storage building
2000-3000 ft Have occupa-
tional license. Okeechoobe/Vi-
cinity; Cash Ft. Pierce.
772-465-4489

Mobile Homes



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



LABELLE- 2001, 3br/2ba
fenced yard, Quite neighbor-
hood. $950 mo incl electric
for details 863-234-9540


I


(triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
NETS- good cond. $900 for
all will sep. (863)763-2476.



SAWMILLS from only
$2,795.00 Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus-
tries.com -Free Information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.



COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse,
LEX Z12 printer w/desk. $150
neg. will sep. (863)824-8787
COMPUTER, Complete sys-
tem w/all accessories &
games. $100. (561)261-1658


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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.


MOOREHAVEN: Newly remod-
eled, 2 BR MH. on quiet street.
Large lot. $560. mo. 1st, last
& sec. dep.(863)509-3072


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: in Okee-
chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
borhood. Full house privileges.
$400 mo., 863-697-9074


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Salel1015
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 -
I S5ae 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
| Waterfront Property 1080




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


DUPLEXES & 4br, 2ba Houses
for sale on NE 20th St. in Belle
Glades. Call (561)996-4524
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


MONTURA RANCHES- 5 acres
(Sect. 36) 3 adjoining lots.
Ideal for extended family.
212ac, $80K. 1% ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
PORT LaBELLE 3br, 2ba. 1
car garage. On Greenbelt. Nice
condition. For more info,
(863)675-3699/673-4828
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.

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PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


Citrus, Woods,
creek, Dev. Potential,
255 a/c Hardee Co.,
125 a/c Hills Co.
www.maryadsit.com
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor.
(863)285-7118


MOOREHAVEN 1/4 acre home
site. Quiet street. Water/Sew-
er/Elec. MH Ready/build home.
$22,500. (863)509-3072



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
Carolina 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
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.
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.
NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on
mountain top, unfinished in-
side, view, trees, waterfall &
large public lake nearby, no
traffic, $89,900 owner
(86 6 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC 77.com
NEW MEXICO -16 acres
$24,990 Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
Power, great access. 100%
financing Call
(914)232-5100.
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.
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.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Needed in Clewiston: Fenced
/Open Storage / Office / Ware-
house. Call 863-441-4748
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 week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, December 1, 2005


el It So o n er WI't h ClIe wI's t on 's Fr st R ealt or!

Luan B.Glenn A. Teri L. Z Charmaine A. Mrhl MaribelSa
'Walker Smith Rangel Montgomery R. Berner Gonzalez Walkes

0 1017-763-6 863 228 1142 8963-697-0180109UC561-722-7347


1) Business Opportunity! Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
Great location, near the dubhouse. Fully
equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and inventor.
ry included. Great business opportunity.
S800K MLS#t 200530488
2) North side 3 Bedroom/1 bath home
oni GrrAle DT Hadd,oa, r.'.."riri la r
^no 'VENIDNl !

3) Port Labelle Lot Buildable lot ready
for your new home. Call me to help you
throughout the building process.
$59,900 MLS. 200512627
4)Montura Ranch 3/2 on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen/laundry room. Great
location-1/2 block from Pine Cone.
Priced to sell at $119,900
MLS# 200520638
5) Sunshine Lakes Estates. Almost new
mobile home ('OS Homes of Merit) on
small lake. Oversized rving room w/fire-
place, Stainless Steel appliances, large
bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Beautiful
home for only $134,900
MLS#200514068 for pictures and more
info.
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bedroom/2
bath mobile home on 2,5 acres. Located
at the end of the street for privacy. Oak
and pine trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 Pictures and more informa-
tion on realtor.com, MLS* 2005 14439
Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


Deal Edl! lbkigh-L Just listed 2/1 stucco home on 2.5 1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
Absoleio, Lqff" iMH with acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca Home Located Just a Block From
many urig.a A ji .L3emr-nis Choosewhether to sit on the covered Roland Martins Marina. Fenced in
Bring y. i '.f the land porch or walk out to the B BQue area Back Yard, Tiled Through-out.
1.2S ac$1099K and gaze atthe pond. Livingroom Potential for a 4th Bedroom. Bring All
New Listing has a faux fireplace and the kitchen Offers! S209,9K.
A h af liYlInd is HUGE. Ready to move into Seller 2) W.Ventura-2 bd/1ba. Home in
rr, if t says "we'll even leave most of the Brand New Condition and Ready to
land furniture". This one wonrt last Move in. Hard wood Floors, New
NeetLa.rip lr.L long $199,S900.O Appliances, 8ft. Privacy Fence
i WeK FND, Gnch Surrounding Big Back Yard. Don't
Ei.l Lhl j One of a kind 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Miss Out On This Great Deal! 597K.
Nle ,19"ng home on Del Monte. Almost 3500 3) Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
4 Bedroom. 2 Bath on commerical sq. ft. under air Caged pool & Spa Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
lot. WHAT A DEAUL!!$169.9K with poolside kitchen. Separate Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
country Living at its Bestll office building with half bath. Could Price Reduced to S60K.
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25 easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed- 4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
Acres of Well Landscaped Property roomhome. Too many extras to list on 1.25 Ac Land is Cleared With
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY Photos & info on realtor.Com Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
S 169.9K MLS#200521924 Spacious tllhtCriat FlH.orPlan. Place
For RentilI O esAvmakenffer! is Imlniaculatc' Sr108 Sk
'2 ,,r , i n Ladeca 5)Mortuia Tract i 25 Ac S.
acres s 2 S Acres on I th Street Palomino St BLiuldable Lot, Great
Hurricane Blow Out Sale Bring AII Secluded 101 wth lots of trees Insestment Opportuniry $39,5K
Offers jIdys Place Only S79K
Restaurant & Bar w/ a fun ______
atmosphere & pool tables for Moore Haven River Gardens
ONLY $260K!!! 7 Lots Available. New Ashley
J due 34.K Construction in Growing Area. P. Wood
BEAUTIFU ytOTWOWl! Build Your Dream Home Here!
1.25 acre 'd 'n Montura
Ranch Estates Meyerchick Drive, lort #1S, on
r.2e eal ; tIU.k of the pond @$62K
Potential for only .K Thatcher Blvd near the river
You want country livin pack your i T 00000
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5 Thatcher Blvd. Lots 6 & 7 or B. MOORE HAVliEN ACHT CLUB
acres bring all offers. 3/2 fully fumished 1998 Homes
acres bring all offers. 558.500 00 each of Merit doubleroide in nice 55+
CaIndustrial Lot de vails Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, community offered @ $174,900
Z Montua Lots Avaab @S60K each CLEWISTOirDf TArALKING
One on paved road and one w/ HOUSE-" E JJi) Ja Del Rio,
well, septic. Cleared and Ready to 3/2 pool Ul nany extras
got Call for details. great location offered @ $259K


Harlem! 3/2 mobile home with
shed, fenced yard, patio, and a fire-
place @$59,900.000
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDE MH in Montura 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots of trees and storage
space @ $139,q00.00
New Listing s," in Moore
Have5pao W O49.00
READY TO MOE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWtDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @P
$119,900.00
New Listingl 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @


30 ac res of posture and woods In
Ladeca $78,00O00.
5 woodedares intladecaSl150,000.00
Call meforvacantland. Lots or areage.
New Listingl 3/2 on 1.25 Acres
with Carport & Screened Porch,
Fenced. @ a $114,999
Recently Reduced BeauiAl 3MR/2B4A
manufactured home on 1.09 acres in
Montura. Nice floor plan with fireplace
makesthislistingamustsee@$107Z32
New Listingi 2/2 mobile home in
Moore Haven. Nice yard w/ big
shaded oak tree. Concrete drkcway
& fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps & Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: $79,900,00


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Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now
lot and home only S145K LUTZ
BUILDERS DEC 15TH $151,300
SAVE NOW, BEAT THE PRICE
INCREASE.
Montura TryA'/ v N Mayoral
St. at end ( jfjJ- JIi to canal.
High. Dry & ,.V.- :,
Montura Tract 1,25 ac Kennel St.
next to canal. Very nice lot. High.
Dry & Cleared REDUCED S40K
CBS o r (


BANK FORECLOSURE bedroom 2
bath stilt house that needs work, on
1 .25 ac. 665 S Willow Street, MRE
S54.900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 1 Oac deed restricted tracts
starting at 5 195,000,00.
S10.000.00 to reserve your tract
today.




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Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $2151
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 '1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Larg4
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront
@ $94.9K


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305-506.5876

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nicl
Kept Many Fruit Trees,New A/C
Horseshoe Acres @ S145k
Dell Fell Through! Holiday Isle
3bd/2ba IH, public water
sewer available, investors want
ed $49,900
Mon tted
fenced, new septic @ S1 39,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE homi
.with purchase of land, single-
N ,de .11H offered @ $79,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acre
wow! @ $89,900
Back on Market New home, verl
well kept. 3BD/2BA, 1 ca
garage on big lot. Hurry-Won'
Last! $199.9K


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2 sU hbor garage w/ guest suirte 5,,i LOTg;. AVAILABLE
3BA 12.80ac. Call for details CALL FOR DETAILS
both $165,000 CBS Tri-Plex Uniti 4BR. 3BR, 2BAMontura 1.25acres
3BR, 2BA $265,000 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA 1199W00
3BR. 2.5 BA $210,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 3SBR, 2BA, 1.25 $160,000
3BR, 2.5BA S158,000 $279,000 $45,000 each
3B e1 MOB5E HOMES Sr oneer $120,000

4BR, 3BA Del Monte 3BR, 2BA on lake COMMERCIAL
$314,000 $120.000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story 3BR, 2BA Easy Le $82,000 27 100'x 100' $550,000
$199,000 4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH Commericial Building75'xl20'
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood with 310'x50ff metal building onUS27CallFbc Details
4BR. 3BA Ridgewood In Aw l +
$410,000 2.16acres$259,900 10111
New Caistruction 3BR/2BA Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft,
Sugarland Circle & Apt. $173.000


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Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505


X Ann Donohue 228-0221
David Rister 634-2157
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1 )400Acres!l
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.
$15,000 per ac.
Pictures & more on
realtor.com MLS#
200520411
2)Poneer Pantaon 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.
S84,000 MLS#
200521640


4) Montura Ranch
1.25 acre parcel on S.
Brida St $35,000
5)Del Monte Ave
Large 3 Bedroom/2
Bat 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


P.ESIDE)MAL- CLSWISTON MONWIRA
Waeied Lott:
*4BR, 2BA, MR, Sherwood Cleredrr & Surveyed Lat
S50). Newly Remodeled Appotcosa Reduced to u$w4nes
$84,00 $8,0
*Lrg 3PR '2A 5tH os WtrFrt jars -$m O
L i G*... G.. I Pool ,2 Avpplowa 2 1V2 scvt S te0,00
Storage Sheds v4!Elecu, ie, &etCoprnl$ W.ssrsur
Nicely Landscaped.BadClm- okme m
A Must See $140,000 Reduced to$59A55
*Waterfront 38R,2BA. RH, Mot Stara Los st.55 ingtt5
Spacios t tteri~r 5125,054) $38,600
1.AJCEORT 3t13R. 2tA tDbR~ INd 5onsrBA
Usig Nae ended CyPrm% $145,6000
3AR, 211A. 5MR4cm Nopd$145555l
AMU R8RAM *2514. 28A. 506 nsI 1-lAc.
-Yacht Club 3UR1, 2Bk 9200
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3 Cuartos, 2 Banos, -. .
Traila Doble Nueva Lis-
tas para ser occupadas.
Eston localizades en 1/2 i
acre de propidad. Entre .li
en medio de LaBelle y
Immokalee. Llamme al
(863)673-2575. CLEWISTON C

3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe- Modular/Models. Fr
cialmente, para las victi- 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acr
mas dl Huracan. your land as down
$29,900 se accept el available. 863-673-6
program de FEMA y
agencies de seguro. Lla-
menes al New&Used
Manufactured Homes
863-673-2575. Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
J & S FISHCAMP- 48ft, 2br, Best Deals Anywhere.
1ba, furnished, $9000 or STANTON HOMES
best offer (561)459-9766 Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
Mas de 40 trails san- 1-800-330-8106
class in envertario. Listas
para ser sentadas en su
propidad. Bajo encunche RENTTO OWN
y baja pago de Mensu- Buy Here Pay Here
aledad. Llamme para Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
mas information. 863-983-8106
(863)673-2575.
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES & OLDEST DEALER
Sec. 13,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq VOLUME PRICING
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd. STANTON HOMES
Priced to sell @ $108,500. 800-330-6266
Call owner: 863-673-5071 Time to clean out the
Time to clean out the
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES attic, basement and/or
Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq garage? Advertise
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd. your yard sale in the
Priced to sell @ $108,500. classified and make
Call owner: 863-673-5071 your clean up a breeze!


CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
'. cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
-. board V8. Only in fresh water.
$7200 neg. (863)357-7406
i L Fishing Barge Pontoon, '97,
wu L;, 21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp,
'C1 -. very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8900. (863)763-0944
OUNTRY ACRES LOWE-14', Aluminum, Cover,
35hp Johnson, Troll motor,
Fish finder. Trailer New tires.
rom $59,900 & up, $2000. (352)206-1193
e & 1/4 available or use
& 1/4 available or u LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft.
n payment. Financing w/ trailer. Trolling motor
417 or 561-753-8355 Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340
ORLANDO CLIPPER, 16 Ft.,
Recetln Fiberglass, 50 hp Merc w/trail-
SI er. Will demonstrate. $850.
(863)467-4035
I PONTOON BOAT '92, 18ft,
Sweet Water, for fishing
Boats l05 S30h/p Yamaha w/ trailer.
Boa ers/RVs 3000 $3,450 neg. (863)467-4646
Jet Skiis 3015 SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
Marine Accessories 3020 new parts, needs TLC $400
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 or best offer. Call
Motorcycles 3030 (239)634-4040
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
______ ~SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
ill w/trIr, twin in/outboard, fair
Condition, $2500 or best of-
AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton fer(863)673-6615
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom, STARCRAFT 1995, 20ft Pon-
470 continental, runs good, toon, 40 hp Mercury, fish
$8200(863)946-3857 ready, no trailer $4500
BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/ (765)610-4494
Outboard Motor. Motor needs f Ia l* II3
work. $400 or best offer.
(863)634-8519 CHATEAU SPORT 1998, E350,
BOAT new motor, good 52K mis. Great condition.
shape w/fishing equipment Clean! $25,000. or best offer.
$1500 (863)467-9358 (561)793-3488


DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331
LEVELERS Lynx, w/ carrying
case, excellent condition, $30
or best offer (863)675-2596
TITAN '84- 31ft, motorhome,
76K mi, near new tires, 5.5
KW aux gen, less than 100
hrs, good cond, $9500
(863)675-4543.


NEWMAR, '97, Country Star iles OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU- DODGE RAM XTL, '00, diesel,
Fifth Wheel, 34' wide body, 2 PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted, long bed, fifth wheel hitch,
slides, rubber roof, polar in- sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S, $14,000. (419)343-4923
sulation, queen sz. bed, P/B. $3200 (863)447-0651 FLAT BED 9'- diamond plate,
w/new matt., no pets, non- LAT BED 9 diamond late,
smkg. env., $22,000. Automobiles 4005 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988, headache bar, bumper, tow
(419)343-4923 Autos Wanted 4010 Needs work. $250 or best bar, $800 or best offer
Classic Cars 4015 offer. (863)467-8856 (863)697-9704.
Reading a newspaper Commercial Trucks 4020 PONTIAC Parissanne seat Ford F100, '74, ext. cab, short
helps you understand Construction cover new good paint ies bed, $000 or best offer.
the world around you. Equipment 4025 coversnew, good paint63 tires bed494 $1000 or best offer.
No wonder newspaper Foreign Cars 4030 e $800 (863)467-9358 (239)494-2647
readers are more suc- Four Wheel Drive 4035 ForW FORD F150 '95- 4x4 good
cessful people! Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 condition, with camper top,
Parts- Repairs 4045 Drv40 AM/FM, 10 CD changer $5800
M i* Pickup Trucks 4050 FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6, neg. (863)675-8999.
STracor Traiirs 4060 4x4, Runs great, owner pur- GMC 2500 PICKUP, '94, 6.2
Utility Trailers 4065 chased newer vehicle. Diesel, $3500.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- '92 8HP Vans 4070 $1300. (863)381-0432 866-294-4011
Johnson, long shaft, $450 _d5
(863)447-2130. Pi I4 When you want some-
I--- rM 111^ ~thing sold, advertise in
3RD SEAT- for Ford full size the classifieds.
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs, van, $45 (863)357-3751.
GOLDWING'84 Classic. New Needs work, $1750. CAMPER TOP- new condition,
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo (863)697-3258 or634-6601 fits Ranger Flare-side p/u. FORD EXPLORER '92, 4 Door,
(863)467-8186/946-1331 $275 (863)467-8186 or New interior, 4.0, V6 engine.
(863)467-8186/946-1331 CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2002 (863)946-1331 Runs good. Needs trans. Clear
HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84, EnLogoHas new pgood $1500. TIRES(4)- 265/75R16 Truck title. $600 (863)843-0079
Rare. 21K mls., Asking $8,000 (863)763-5178 tires, $150 for all, in good TOYOTA LANDCRUISIER
(863)634-5753 shape (863)697-6033 FJ40- '79, New canvas & drs,
Earn some extra cash. CROWN VICTORIA- '89, Runs needs finishing. New & refurb.
e r se i s good. Rebuilt trans. Decent TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo parts $3500. 239-278-0484
Sell your used items in shape, $1500 or best offer. 350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
the classified (863)357-1938 offer (863)467-8856 Need a few more bucks
r t to purchase something
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po- *'icI I deer? Pick up some
1 lice packages, 1 runs 1 extra bucks when you
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.HR K 1 doesn't, clean titles, $2500 CHEVY 4x4- 72 & '85, no mo- sell your used items in
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HP, 1 forboth (239)348-1825. tors, $1000 863-6973895 the classifeids.
yr old, asking $1000
863)763-5535 days DODGE AVENGER ES '95 CHEVY 70 DUMP TRUCK,'85, .
(863)763-1615evenings coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome $8000 or best offer.
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great 866-294-4011
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM, $2500 w/ rims (863)983-7876 UTILITY TRAILER, 16X6, New
65cc, new motor, all new Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991, wheels & tires. Good condi-
parts, runs great $1800/neg. FORD ESCORT- '95, 5 spd, 4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250. tion. $1300 or best offer.
(863)824-8787 $1000 (863)357-6775. (863)805-2877 (863)763-3406


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The Glades County Sheriff's Office will be accepting sealed bids
on the following vehicles. These vehicles will be sold on an as is
basis with no warranties implied or expressed. Bids must be
received by December 13, 2005 at 2:00 PM. and shall be mailed
to PO. Box 39, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The sheriff reserves the
right to reject any and/or all bids.

The vehicles will be available for inspection on December 7,
2005 by appointment only. Appointments must be made by con-
tacting Detective Richard Jones at 863-946-1600 Ext. 2109 no
later than December 5, 2005.


Description of Vehicle


Vehicle Identification Number


1997 White in color T-Bird 1FALP6240VH157778
2002 Crown Victoria #286 2FAFP71W62X118730
1991 Chevrolet Corsica 2G1 LT53G7MY195640
1991 Chevrolet Corsica 1 G1 LT53G4MY193585
2001 Jeep Cherokee #272 1J4FF48S61L572593
2002 Crown Victoria #269 2FAFP71W4YX199414
1999 Crown Victoria #257 2FAFP71W9XX124514
1997 Crown Victoria #306 2FAFP71 W3XX169822
1998 Volkswagen Jetta 3VWPA81 H7WM256072
2000 Crown Victoria #268 2FAFP71W7YX199407
2000 Crown Victoria #262 2FAFP71W7YX10954


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., at the
Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance entitled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN AD VALOREM
TAXATION TO ENCOURAGE ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE
COUNTY BY PANTHER TRACKS A/K/A PRIMATE PRODUCTS, INC., AN EXIST-
ING BUSINESS CONSIDERING EXPANSION; PROVIDING FOR A FINDING THAT
REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; PROVIDING FOR THE AMOUNT OF REVE-
NUE AVAILABLE FROM AD VALOREM TAX SOURCES FOR THE CURRENT FIS-
CAL YEAR; PROVIDING FOR THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE LOST BY VIRTUE OF
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS CURRENTLY
IN EFFECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTIMATED REVENUE LOST ATTRIBUTABLE
TO THE EXEMPTION GRANTED TO PANTHER TRACKS AK/A PRIMATE PROD-
UCTS, INC. ; PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH THE EXEMP-
TION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE
EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY OF THE EXEMPTION.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on week days between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
W.C. "Bo" Maddox, Chair
100620 CB/CGS 12/1/05


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FileNo.: 2005-174-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLYJOHNSON 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-
live'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 file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ONTHEM. '
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
STWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is November10, 2005.
DARRELL PHILLIPS
Personal Representative
PO. Box 551
Clewiston, FL 33440
Kevin A. Kyle
Attorneyfor Personal Representative
Florida Bar No.980595
GREEN SCHOENFELD & YLE 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
LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
lic auction on December 14, at 8:00
a.m. at Affordable Towing, 2190 NW
16th St., Belle Glade:, FL:
2005 Chevy 4 dr
VIN #1G1ZS52F35F254735
100370 CGS 12/1/05

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IN THE COUNTY COURT OFTHE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-302 CC
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
vs.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, et al,
Defendants)
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
0r. 5 i 4n day of December, 2005, at
1 m u inm., the following described
ps\ i ja '.-1 i'j,'ir ir, ii. : u.i .i.i r or
Frit lu cliiuiII''- I... I0
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'lD Nos. 146M8356A and
146M8356B, Florida Title Nose.
66214985 and 66214984 located
thereon.
ORDERED AT HENRY 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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Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc.
Region 24
Please Note: The November 9th
meeting was canceled
Date: Wed., December 14,2005
Time: 2p.m.
Place: Career and Service Center
of Southwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Info.: Mary Anne Piake
239-992-8000 Ext. 229
99740 CGS 12/1/05

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MEETING NOTICE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT BOARD, INC.
REGION 24
Please Note: The November 9th
meeting was canceled
Date: Wed., December 14, 2005
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service Center
of Southwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Info: Benita Richards
239-992-8000 Ext. 240
93386 CGS 10/27/05

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held on
Wednesday, December 7,2005 at
7 p.m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
Montura Ranch Estates, State Road
833, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to transact
any and all business which may
come before the Board. It a person
decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with re-
spect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing herein
referred he or she may need to in-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedingisis made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based.
99910 CGS 12/1/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, December 8th, at 12:30p.m. in
the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center, 500 West Sug-
arland Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
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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 Distinct, 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, Flonda until 10:00 a.m local time on De-
cember 7, 2005 at: 475 S Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates,
Clewistn, Flonda. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received
after the specified day and time will not be opened The bids must be sealed and
the envelope clearly marked "SEALED BID-REAL PROPERTY" The subject land is
generally descnbed as follows:
1.1.25 acre lot located at Tr 5750 Montora 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 oarcel 4 is $60 000000
5.2.5 acres located at Tr 4326 Montura Ranch Estates:
The minimum bid for parcel 5 Is $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, Forida 33440.
All bids shall be open and read aloud at the District's 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, Flonda. 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 riaht to reject anv or all bids
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)CE060275
STA 5 MONITORING AND TELEMETRY, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Monday, January 9, 2006 for The
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 5 Monitoring and Telemetry Project. This pro-
ject includes furnishing, installing and testing the monitoring and telemetry equip-
ment for nine existing structures within STA 5. Slide Gate Structures G-343A-H
and Seepage Pump Station G-349C will be modified to include individual MOS-
CAD telemetry assemblies for the remote control operation and monitoring of
each structure, In addition, four water sampler assemblies, four in-bank head wa-
ter stilling wells and four in-bank tail water stilling wells will be furnished and in-
stalled as part of the construction proposed with this contracLt. Automating these
structures is expected to significantly reduce the amount of staff time necessary
for the continual operation and maintenance of STA 5, and provide expeditious
and continuous remote control of the structures by the District's Control Room.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2005
at 10:00 a.m, at the S-5A Office Building, 20700 State Road 80, Loxahatchee, FL.
For directions call (561) 791-4190. A site visit will immediately follow. Bidrsgg
are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attendlll
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 purchasing a set for
$5.00 at theabove address, or by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the
24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid
opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
web site www.sfwmd.gov.
100677 CGS 12/1/05


At-risk children in Pahokee will
continue to have before- and after-
school care program thanks to a
funding agreement of $158,927
approved by Commissioner Tony
Masilotti at the Nov. 15 Board of
County Commissioner's meeting.
This funding agreement will
allow the city to provide recre-
ational opportunities such as a
youth summer program, leisure
and life skills training as well as
tutoring. The program will be
managed by their Parks and


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission wil conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on December 19, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
Ctewiston, Florida. During the Public Heating, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-11


Recreation Department and tar-
gets children of farm workers
who work early in the morning
until late at night. Also included in
the program is a "drop-in" center
for seniors who participate in arts,
crafts and social activities.
"It's important to me that our
children and elderly are not left to
fend for themselves," noted Com-
missioner Masilotti. "We need
more of these types of programs
and I applaud Pahokee for imple-
menting it," he added.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING.on December 19, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-13


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO WATER AND IRRIGATION CONSERVATION MEAS- FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 102, SITE DESIGN AND IMPROVEMENT STAN-
URES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 74 (UTILITIES); PROVID- DARDS OF THE CITY CODE; DELETING ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 102 ENTITLED
ING FOR DELETION OF CHAPTER 74, ARTICLE II, ENTITLED CONSERVATION" "LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS" IN ITS ENTIRETY; ENACTING A NEW ARTICLE
IN ITS ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW CHAPTER 74, AR- IV OF CHAPTER 102, ENTITLED "LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS";
TICLE II, ENTITLED "WATER AND IRRIGATION CONSERVATION'; ENACTING A PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR
NEW SECTION 74-41, DEFINITIONS; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-42, AP- APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR LANDCLEARING AND MODIFICATION; PRO-
PLICATION; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-43, IMPLEMENTION; ENACTING A VIDING FOR GENERAL LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR MINI-
NEW SECTION 74-44, ENFORCEMENT; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-45, RE- MUM LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS FOR ZONING DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR
STRICTIONS; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-46, ULTRALOW VOLUME FIX- LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND PLANTING PLAN; PROVIDING FOR OFF-STREET
TURE REQUIRED; ENACTING A NEW SECTION 74-47 EXEMPTIONS; ENACTING PARKING AREAS; PROVIDING FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE; PROVIDING
A NEW SECTION 74-48, VARIANCE RELIEF; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF FOR BUFFERS FOR MULTIFAMILY, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL DEVEL-
LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR OPMENT; PROVIDING FOR PERMIT PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR APPEALS;
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
Cit Manager
99715 CGS 12/1/05



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on December 19, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:


A copy of the proposed ordinance is available In the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance, if any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record Includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
99716 CGS 12/1/05



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a PUB-
LIC HEARING on December 19,2005, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical there-
after, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to
enact final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:


ORDINANCENO.2005-12 ORDINANCE NO. 2005-09
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO WATER RATES AND CHARGES; PROVIDING FOR FLORIDA, VACATING AND ABANDONING A PORTION OF A PUBLIC ALLEY LO
AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 74 (UTILITIES), ARTICLE IV, (RATES AND CHARG- CATED IN BLOCK 453 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON; AUTHORIZING
ES AND BILLING PROCEDURE); AMENDING SECTION 74-109 MONTHLY WA. AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO RELEASE BY QUIT-CLAIM
TER RATES); AMENDING SECTION 74-110 (WATER TAPPING FEES); DEEDS CERTAIN UTILITY EASEMENTS IN SAID BLOCK 453; REPEALING CON-
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEV- FLICTING PROVISIONS OF OTHER ORDINANCES, PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
11 Ventursa Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public heing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
99711 CGS 12/1/05


A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspeciton of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
99709 CGS 12/1/05


Real Christmas tree: To buy or not to


Real Christmas tree: To buy or not to


The race to Christmas begins
when the last Thanksgiving dish is
put away, and one of the favorite
tasks in Florida homes is to put up
the Christmas tree. Even the White
House chooses a real tree a
beautiful 18-foot-tall Fraser Fir from
North Carolina will be the 2005 Offi-
cial White House Christmas Tree.
Today's column will point inter-
ested readers to some facts about
fake trees, offer some ideas on how
to find a Florida-grown Christmas
tree, suggest some sources of infor-
mation about selecting the right real
tree for your holiday, provide some
interesting information about
Christmas tree hitchhikers, and
announce a contest for kids that can
earn them a $10,000 scholarship.

Avoid fakes
According to Department of
Commerce, in 2004 the U.S. spent
$100 million on 8.7-million import-
ed fake trees. Did you know that the
first fake trees were produced by a
company that made toilet brushes?
Today these products are made of
plastic, metal, and even wood -


which in one case, was banned
from importation into the U.S.
Some fake trees come from foreign
sweatshops and others have warn-
ing labels because they contain
lead. And in some consumer tests,
they are not as inflammable as the
fireproof labeling indicates.

Consider

Florida trees
An alternative that supports
our agricultural economy is to
choose a live tree. Did you know
that Florida has Christmas-Tree
farms? While most of these cut
your own Christmas tree farms
are in North Florida, one is in Fort
Myers others are near Daytona,
Ocala, and Gainesville.
There are several excellent
sources of information available on
how to choose and display your live
Christmas tree. I've written a few
articles on these subjects that are on
our Web site, and printed copies
can be picked up at our office.
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture actively promotes this prod-
uct to consumers and provides


help to consumers through the
Florida Christmas Tree Association.
And, if you will purchase a live tree
from an out-of-state supplier, look
to the National Christmas Tree
Association for lots of good infor-
mation on tree selection.

Unwanted

hitchhikers
Sometimes consumers report
that bugs on their live Christmas
trees have invaded their house.
According to the North Carolina
Extension Service, your real Christ-
mas tree may rarely have any
unwanted hitchhikers. There are
several kinds of insects that spend
the winter in conifers such as Fraser
fir. When you bring the tree into
your home, they think spring has
come and become active again. In
many ways these hitchhikers are a
symptomi" of a fresh, recently har-
vested tree.
Should the growers have treat-
ed for these pests? Unfortunately,
they didn't even know they were
there. As few as one tree per acre
might have one of these post-har-
vest pests on it. Although Christmas
trees are regularly scouted for pests
that damage the tree, these post-
harvest pests are rarely observed in
the field. No one knows they are in
the tree until they are brought into
the home.
Pesticide treatments of every
Christmas tree before harvest
would be unthinkable because of
the possible pesticide residues that
would affect not only farm workers
but consumers. Most growers use
pesticides only when they are
needed to preserve tree quality and
when they would effectively con-
trol the pest. For these unwanted
critters, it would not be worth treat-
ing all harvested trees for the hand-
ful of trees with hitchhikers.
If you're used to seeing aphids
on your roses, you might be sur-
prised by the appearance of Cinara


aphids. They are much larger and
brown to black and have been mis-
taken for ticks. However, ticks have
never been found on Christmas
trees at any time of year.
The spruce spider mite is a com-
mon pest of Fraser fir. Spider mites
are very small, and appear as dark-
red dots when shaken out of the
tree. With a magnifying lens you
can see the eight legs characteristic
of mites. Spider mites can't live in
your house. Once the tree is
removed, they will die out. While
spider mites could cause small red
stains on carpets, ornaments, or
furnishings, they do not bite, nor do
they cause any diseases.
Praying mantids are a well-
known insect predator. Their egg
cases are frequently found in
Christmas trees. In the fall, female
mantids lay eggs in a frothy liquid
which hardens into an egg case
that sticks to the branch. Once
warmed inside the home, the eggs
may hatch and tiny mantids can
invade your home. Again, these
insects do not bite or carry disease.
If the egg case can be located,
remove it from the tree and put it
outside. Small. mantids that have
escaped can be vacuumed up or
caught and released outside.

Send a photo,

win a scholarship
And if your family wants a vaca-
tion to Orlando, or if you have a
child that could use some money,
take a peek at the National Christ-
mas Tree Association Web site for
the 2005 NCTA's "Help Santa Find
the Perfect Real Tree" contest. Kids
6-18 can win a $5,000 to $10,000
scholarship (or the family trip) by
sending a photo and story about
your perfect LIVE Christmas tree.
Entries must be complete and be
postmarked by Dec. 31. Complete
details are available at our office or
on line at: http://www.realchrist-
mastree.org/contestentryform.pdf.


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