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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 8, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Hotsy Homes assumes deal


Free nursing
assistant course
The Community Prayer
Worship Center is giving back
to our local community. To help
promote job growth by provid-
ing free nursing assistant cours-
es as a part to help after the
storm. The C.N.A. course has
Already gained 25 young
women and men who were
eager to enroll in this course.
Many are single parents or have
suffered job loss related to Hur-
ricane Wilma. Classes started
Dec. 5 and is twice a week from
5-9 p.m. Monday and Thurs-
days. If you are interested in this
free course, call (561) 996-7276
for more information.

Toy drive
The Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce is sponsoring a toy
drive to benefit the children of
the Glades. You may drop off
your new toy(s) at these loca-
tions: Fidelity Federal, Bank of
Belle Glade, Wachovia, Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce.
The toys will be picked up Dec.
16. Thank you foryour support.

Block grant is
now available
The CDBG grant application
is available in the office of Com-
munity Development in Belle
Glade, 110 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd. West (561) 996-
0100 ext.607. This application is
available for NomProfit Organi-
zations with a 501C-3 status.
Any questions, please contact
city of Belle Glade's Communi-
ty Development Office.

Support our
troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages
of much needed items to our
military men in Iraq. If you have
a friend or a loved one serving
in Iraq and would like us to
send them a package of sup-
plies, give us their contact infor-
mation in Iraq. We want to
make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support
from their community. For
more information please con-
tact Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chairper-
son at 996-0129.

H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South
Bay have recently formed a
group called H.O.P.E. "Helping
Others Pursue Equality." This is
due to the monthly increase in
our water and sewer bills and
will decide our course of action.
Meetings are scheduled the first
Wednesday of every month in
the Miracle by Faith Fellowship
Hall, 1035 N.W 1 Street, South
Bay. Your attendance will make
a difference.


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Classifieds .... .. .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .............4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Two housing developments in
the Glades have a new owner.
Hotsy Homes, a developer out of
Palm Beach County, has bought
housing properties from Domin-
ion Developers and hopes to
move forward in. completing
both projects in 2006.
At a recent tour of the city by
realtors, the company
announced its purchase of the
property and met with city offi-
cials to discuss the future of the
site, and its desire to build.
Officials and residents hope
that the move will bring the proj-


ect back from its temporary stall
and provide a number of addi-
tional housing units to the area
that is very much in need of them.
Hotsy Homes has purchased
both Dominion properties, one
located on 19.8 acres in Belle
Glade behind Glades General
Hospital and the other in South
Bay, located on 21.9 acres run-
ning along Hwy 27.
Homes in each of the two
projects begin in the $200,000
range. For the price, residents
can expect to purchase a home
from several models: 1,800- to
2,500-square feet, with three or.
four bedrooms, two or three
bath and one or two garages.


Homes have a large screened-in
veranda.
The company plans to build
96 units in South Bay, and 77
units in Belle Glade, which
means it will follow the plans ini-
tially laid out by Dominion as a
foundation for its own projects.
The target completion date
for both projects is summer of
2006.
Hotsy Homes said it has a rea-
son to look to Belle Glade as an
investment.
"With available land dwin-
dling in eastern Palm Beach
County and home prices soaring,
many homebuyers are beginning
to look to the western area of the


On a mission: Girl Scouts in action


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INI/Jose Zaragoza
The Family and Community Partnership, a Health Care District-sponsored organization,
recently accepted a donation of baby supplies from the Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council. The council spurred its girl scouts to begin their annual drive early this year to
distribute the items in the Glades. The distribution last week was a success, said Trey
Abner, with the Family and Community Partnership.


county'for new homes," a state-
ment on the company's Web site
reads. "The western areas on the
verge of becoming the next
development 'hot spot.'"
When it found the opportuni-
ty, Hotsy Homes, headed by Pres-
ident and CEO Tarek Kirschen,
purchased the properties.
While the city has not yet
been approached with concrete
plans, according to Community
Development Director Barbara
Bell-Spence, the city of Belle
Gla'de has had talks with the
company and looks forward to
continuing to work with the
company in seeing the project to
its completion.


. "They have cleaned it up,"
Ms. Bell-Spence said of the prop-
erty behind the hospital, which
had been left largely untouched
in recent months.
The previous owner, Domin-
ion Developers, a company
based out of Miami, struggled
with the project almost from its
inception. News of the compa-
ny's plans to develop affordable
housing in both Belle Glade and
South Bay came in 2004.
The plans called for the con:
struction of 96 housing units in'
South Bay, with an additional 77
See Housing Page 10


Private eye



helps to nab



fuel thieves


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY They came
in the veil of darkness looking
for a quick refueling and left in
handcuffs. According to the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, two would-be fuel
thieves were caught red-handed
by a private investigator as they
made their way to a 3,000-gal-
lon fuel tank to stock up on free
fuel.
Possibly inspired by two suc-
cessful hits last month, police
say the duo tried their chances
again, this time overlooking a
nearby car watching their every
move.
According to detectives, the
arrest is simply the latest in a


Rafael Jose Dia
Vazquez Gonzalez
Gonzalez
line of captures aimed at reduc-
ing similar types of theft in farms
throughout the area.
The thefts have plagued local
farms for years.
In the past year, Okeelanta
See Theft- Page 10


Police urge



citizens to be



careful driving


Several non-profit agencies stopped by Glades Diamond Ir).Beile Glade to pick up sup-
plies of diapers, baby food and other essentials to distribute'to their clients.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
With Thanksgiving under
the belt both literally and figu-
ratively, local law enforcement
agencies are urging residents to
stay safe this holiday season.
Citizens are asked to pay
close heed to the roadways and
practice safe driving to reduce
the likelihood of being involved


in an accident as motorists
rush home for the holidays. As
Christmas and New Year's Day
approach, and the festivities
continue well throughout, it
becomes a time for local police
departments to crack down on
unsafe drivers.
The local police depart-
See Safe Page 10


South Bay makes


SO transfer


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY The Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office offi-
cially took over South Bay's polic-
ing duties last Thursday at mid-
night.
Residents from now on can
expect to see green-uniformed
deputies patrolling the streets as
the city enters into its agreement
with the county for its law
enforcement services.
To help reduce operating
costs, as well as to provide a high
quality of services, the city com-
mission voted recently to transfer
all law enforcement services from
its present police department to
the sheriff's office.
Last week, the deputies for the
first time began regular patrolling


duties.
The city will no longer have
police officers replacing them
will be deputies from the sheriff's
office.
At least until the new year, a
temporary squad of deputies is
currently working the South Bay
area, as officers with the South
Bay Police Department undergo a
five-week training course in West
Palm Beach.
According to city officials, the
training is a requirement for all
new employees of the sheriff's
office. The former police officers
with the city of South Bay are now
employees of the county.
After the training, the officers,
including Chief of Police Mike
See Police -Page 10


INI/Jose Zaragosa
Residents of South Bay will be able to identify the sheriff vehicles that are designated to
patrol the South Bay area, by the clearly marked "South Bay" words on the side of the new
patrol cars.








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Obituaries


James Ralph Green
James Ralph Green, 44, of Latta,
SC, passed away Nov. 28, 2005 in
Columbia, SC. He was born July
28,1961 in Fort Myers.
Survivors include his wife: Tam-
mie (Mitchell) Green; two daugh-
ters: Christina Green and Chasity
Green, both of Latta, SC; mother:
Linda (Roberts) Taylor; sister:
Karen Huff of Holly Hill, SC; three
nieces, three nephews, father-in-
law Sam Mitchell; mother-in-law
Clarice Mitchell; brother-in-law
Paul Mitchell; brother-in-law Ron-
nie Mitchell and brother-in-law,
Billy Huff.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, 2005 at 10 a.m. at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Lakeport with Pastor Scott Garvin
officiating. Interment followed in
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.
Norma Collinson
In loving memory of Norma
Collinson, 94, died Nov. 13, 2005 at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee. She was born in Fayette,
Mississippi, Sept. 25, 1911. She was
preceded in death by her husband
of 66 years, Homer C. Collinson
and their only child Betty Zorich.
Norma and Homer were the
first people to buy property in
Buckhead Ridge, and she traveled
with her husband to his jobs all
over the United States, Canada and
Panama Canal Zone. Norma leaves
two grandchildren, Paul C. Zorich
of Manassas, VA. and Pam Zorich
of VA; two nieces, Jonnye Butler of


Grayton Beach, FL and Pat Petit of
Baton Rouge, LA, and many great
nieces and nephews.
She had many friends; Danny,
Kay, Ina and Grady Mullins, Karen
and Mandy Metzher, Casey and
Chris and Landon Williams, Marlu
and Liz Crose who called her
grandma. Avon Morris, Viki and
Mary of Lakeland, FL. Brent John-
son, Jean and Garland Poteet of
Buckhead Ridge.
A memorial service was held
Nov. 22 at Evergreen Cemetery
with Reverenced Joe Bishop offici-
ating.
C.W Baxter
Mr. C.W. Baxter passed away
Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at his home in
Clewiston. Funeral arrangements
will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at
11 a.m. Services will be held at
Tabernacle Deliverance of Witness
Church. Mother Bernice McMillan
will officiate. Reddick Funeral
Home is in charge of arrange-
ments..
Viola Shaw McGarvey
Viola Shaw McGarvey, 83, left
this earthly life to sing with the
angels on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005,
in Florida Hospital in Deland, Fla.
She was a resident of the Alliance
community for retirement living in
Deland since November of 1997,
when she moved there with her
husband, the late Rev. Donald P.
McGarvey. They were married for 8
1/2 years.
Daughter of Alfred and Mary
Boland of New Castle, Pennsylva-
nia, she married John W. Shaw in


1942 and they had two children.
John graduated from Nyack Col-
lege in New York with Don McGar-
vey. The two men and their wives
would remain friends for the rest of
their lives. In western Pennsylvania,
John and Viola ministered at Christ-
ian and Missionary Alliance
churches. In 1966 they moved to
Belle Glade, then Savannah, Geor-
gia, and lastly Lehigh Acres. John
retired shortly before his death in
1989.
Viola was always very busy as a
pastor's wife and enjoyed playing
piano and the organ and singing
alto in duets with John. She
worked with children at each pas-
torate and was the main influence
for the foundation of their Christian
walk with Jesus. She greatly
enjoyed time spent with her grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
A memorable service was held
Nov. 1, 2005 in Deland, Fla., at the
community chapel officiated by
Rev. Donald Anderson and Rev.
Gerald McGarvey. The funeral serv-
ice was held Nov. 2, 2005 at Lee
Memorial Park in Ft. Myers with
Rev. Danny Moore and Rev. "Jack"
Adams officiating. Burial followed
at Lee Memorial Park.
Viola is survived by her son Jack
(Florence) Shaw of Savannah,
Georgia, daughter Marilyn (Bob)
Moore of Clewiston, three grand-
children, six great-grandchildren,
sister Edna (Art) Wall of Apache
Junction, Arizona, Rev. David (Eliz-
abeth) Bowland of Butler, Pennsyl-
vania, three stepchildren and their
families living in California, Col-
orado, Texas and Pennsylvania.


Mrs. Olin
Frances Parrish
Mrs. Olin Frances "Grandma"
Parrish entered into rest Sunday,
Dec. 4, 2005 at the residence of her
granddaughter Renee Kirk. Wife of
the late J.B. Parrish, Mrs. Parrish
was also preceded in death by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Chester
and seven siblings. Survivors
include her son: Larry W (Rachel)
Parrish of Clewiston, FL.; grandchil-
dren: Renee P. (Terry) Kirk of
Appling, Ga; Wayne (Trina) Parrish
of Charlotte, NC.; Kimberly (Jason)
Mann of Belle Glade, FL; Chad
(Kristie) Parrish of Royal Palm, FL.;
step-granddaughters: Leslie (Scott)
Royal of LaBelle, FL; Carisa Clark of
Tallahassee, FL; 10 great-grandchil-
dren; sister: Macie Allen of Key-
stone Heights, FL.
Mrs. Parrish was a native and
lifelong resident of Quincy, FL., but
resided with her granddaughter
Renee and family in Appling, Geor-
gia for the last two years.
Mrs. Parrish was a longtime
member of the First Baptist Church
and The Mary Martha and Friends
Sunday School Class of Quincy, FL.
She was a homemaker and
enjoyed her church, family, and
friends.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 7,2005 at 11 a.m.
at the First Baptist Church of Quin-
cy FL. Pallbearers were Jim Wells,
Ronnie Wells, Bobby Bradley,
Tommy Baker, Steve Padgham, and
Jimmy Cummings.
Memorials may be made to St.
Joseph Hospice: 2260 Wrightsboro
Rd. Augusta, Ga. 30904.


Engagements


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Featherston
Mr. and Mrs. James Featherston
of Brandon, Mississippi are proud
to announce the engagement and.
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Jessica Ellen, to Mr. Tim-
othy Norvell Watson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Watson of Clewiston.
Wedding vows will be
exchanged at 7 p.m., Dec. 31 at
Crossgates United Methodist
Church in Brandon, Mississippi.
Jessica is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Featherston of
Macon, Mississippi and Mrs. Annie
Walker and the late Mr. Jimmy.
Walker of Clewiston.
Ms. Featherston is a 1999 gradu-
ate of Brandon High School and a
2004 graduate of Mississippi State
University. She is currently pursu-
ing a master's degree in physical
therapy at the University of Missis-
sippi Medical Center.
Timothy is the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Watson of
Ellisville, Mississippi and the late
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Robertson of
Collins, Mississippi.,
Mr. Watson is a 2000 graduate
of Clewiston High School and a
2005 graduate of Mississippi State


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University with a degree in busi-
ness information systems. He is
employed with the Mississippi
Department of Public Safety as a
systems administrator.
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Fulford
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Guerry of
Moore Haven are pleased to


Submitted to INI


announce the engagement of
their daughter, Leslie Nichole to
Bobby Joe, son of Bobby and
Nancy Fulford of Okeechobee.
Leslie is a 2002 graduate of Moore
Haven High School. In the spring
of 2005, she graduated from the
University of Florida with a bache-
lor's degree in Agriculture Educa-
tion. She is currently employed
with Moore Haven Elementary


Weddings


Submitted to INI/Tommy Tamez
Teresa Cornejo and Roberto
Vallejo. '


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Vallejo
Teresa Cornejo and Roberto
Vallejo were joined in marriage
on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005. The
bride is the daughter of Orlando
and Juana Cornejo of Clewiston.
The groom is the son of Martin
and Adela Vallejo of Clewiston.
The bride was given away by her
father Orlando Cornejo.
The maid of honor was Bren-
da Perez of Clewiston. Brides-
maids were Esmeralda Gomez
of Clewiston and Cynthia Urias
of West Palm Beach. The best


man was Luis F. Vallejo of
Clewiston. The groomsmen
were Orlando Cornejo of
'Clewiston and Saul Rios of
Clewiston. The flower girl was
Alexis N. Solis of Okeechobee,
daughter of Andy Solis and
Esmeralda Gomez. The ring
bearer was Yoshi Urias of
Clewiston, son of Marcelino
Cornejo and Cynthia Uria. Fol-
lowing the ceremony, a recep-
tion was held at Vallejo's Auto
Sales.
The groom is employed as a
manager at Vallejo's Auto Sales.
The bride is employed as a sec-
retary at Vallejo's Auto Sales.


Submitted to INI/Leslie Guerry
Leslie Guerry and
Bobby Joe Fulford.
teaching 2nd grade.
Bobby Joe is 2001 graduate of
Okeechobee High School. He is
currently self-employed doing
contract labor with local cattle
ranches. The couple plans to
exchange vows on April 8, 2006 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Lakeport. After the ceremony the
couple will reside in Moore Haven.


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Pet Corner


Holiday and Christmas trees too?


By The Revenered Samuel S.
Thomas. Ph. D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Shakespeare was quoted as
saying "A rose by any name would
smell as sweet." He may have
believed that it didn't matter about
what the words .."... .
represented.'
He was wrong.
There is an Old ,
Testament
command-
mtnt that "you ,
shall not take
the name of the
Lord your God
in vain. (Exo- Samuel S.
dus 20: 7)" Thomas
because the
name counts for something. It
doesn't matter whether you say
"God" or "the Lord" or "Yahweh"
or "Jehovah" or "Dieu" or "Dios"
- we are bidden to respect the
name period.
The latest flap I heard was
about whether we should call "the
Christmas Tree" the "holiday tree".
After all, it might be more politically
correct and perhaps even improve


business by opening the market to
more consumers. I guess we'd
have to rewrite the song "0 Christ-
mas Tree" that was originally writ-
ten in German, but that wouldn't
be what the song is about. I guess
we'd have to change the "Meno-
rah" to a "holiday candle holder"
or stop baking Christmas cookies.
I remember Emily I blessed
the marriage of her parents and
watched her grow up in the early
years of ler life. As I visited her
home one December she proudly
showed me the family Christmas
tree. She showed me the presents
underneath it and the manger
scene and the angel and the star
that crowned the top of it.
She told me the story that went
with it and who the figures were.
Christmas is a particularly rushed
season for most Christian clergy
and Emily wanted to share a part of
her joy with me as she told me
about the tree that occupied a cor-
ner of her living room. She hit me
between the eyes with a question
that I didn't expect. "Do you have a
Christmas tree," she asked?
This four-year-old girl put me
on the spot. I don't like to lie to chil-


dren and answered her with the
truth and a promise to myself.
"No," I said, "but I'm getting one
very soon." That's what I did the
next day even though I qualified
under "minimum participation"
rule. I kept my promise to a little
girl about Christmas. It wasn't a
"holiday tree" but a Christmas tree.
Each time we go out of our way
to offend nobody we water down
the tradition of somebody. Each
time we try to be un-offensive, we
wind up alienating others. When
we water down our traditions, for
whatever reason, we will arrive
one day when there is no tradition
at all.
There was a time when I tried to
be "politically correct" when asked
to give invocations or prayers at
public events, not mentioning any
particular reference to my own tra-
dition. Then I thought, "That's not
really me." I began to think I was
asked in the first place because I
represented something and
because I knew with a little depth
about the "why's and where
fore's" of what I believed.
Others have their own traditions
and faith I accede to the parts I


can agree with, and remain silent
when it is their turn to officiate. I
believe that when I am called to
share in a public event, those who
ask me want the "real me" and not
a watered-down, ersatz version.
Same thing with my Christmas
tree. I think the thing to do is go out
and ask, "Do you have a Christmas
tree," if that is what you want. If
someone is advertising "holiday
trees" I don't think that's where I'll
shop because that isn't what I look
for.
Someone said, "people that
don't stand for anything will fall for
everything," and I agree.
We come to the Advent of a
very sacred season. The reason we
don't make stew in a blender is
because each vegetable and each
kind of meat contributes to the
great flavoring that makes it spe-
cial. The character of each is
unique and offers something to the
total delicious savor that makes
each stew pot unique. As far as reli-
gion is concerned: Give me a
"stew" and not a "blender concoc-
tion" -some people go to eat, I go
to dine!


Our extremity is God's opportunity


Doc Savvy
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Every now
and then on your radio show, you
mention certain things to avoid
around certain holidays. What
should I be careful with around
Christmas time for my three Jack
Russell dogs? Thanks Doc, Ben in
Clewiston.'
A: Oh boy Ben! Three Jacks!
That's trouble right there and, that's:
a big answer! Ready to hog up
some paper space? So, guess it's
just going to be one question this
week. Yes! We need to watch for a
few things during this time of the
year.
Being that just over a week ago
we got past the day after Thanks-
giving, (some refer to this day as the
biggest shopping day of the year, or
black Friday I refer to it as the
biggest doggie diarrhea day of the
year or brown Friday!) indeed there
are a few things to review.
Here are some things to avoid
foryour pets:
1. Avoid people food overindul-
gence. Not only do we need to be
concerned with vomiting and diar-
rhea, but also a more serious con-
dition called pancreatitis. Pancreati-
tis is the inflammation of the organ
called the pancreas. The pancreas
is responsible for many things,
including some biochemical
breakdowns aiding in digestion. If
your dog eats way too much peo-
ple food, he can have an acute pan-
creatic attack. This is serious folks!
A trip to the vet for IV treatment is
going to be the thing to do here.
Not only is it a costly vet visit, but
sometimes even with treatment
can result in death.
2. Do not feed your pets choco-
late. Chocolate is everywhere this
time of the year! Dark chocolate in
particular is the bigger culprit.
Chocolate has a bromide com-
pound in it, which when eaten in


large amounts, can cause severe
seizures and other neurological
problems. It will also at least cause
vomiting and diarrhea, and poten-
tially pancreatitis as well. Guess
that coins the phrase, "Death by
Chocolate".
3. Seasonal arrangements or
plants such as the poinsettia can
cause an upset stomach, and possi-
ble vomiting and diarrhea too. For
many years. it has been said that
poinsettias are in fact toxic to peo-
ple and domestic animals. Well,
this isn't really true. Yes it will make
your pet sick if they eat it, but it's
not a toxic poison. This however
does not mean to let your guard
down with monitoring pets and
poinsettias. Always be cautious
with any plant in the home.
4. Wrapped gifts, ornaments on
trees, electrical cords can be a big
hazard too. Ingestion of wrapping
paper, ribbon, tinsel, ornaments
can cause serious problems, which
may result in surgery or even death.
Sometimes pets will chew on elec-
trical cords and electrocute their
mouths. Most commonly this is
seen with puppies and kittens. The
adult cat however is a very curious
creature too. I see 4-6 cases a year
of cats with electrical burns in their
mouths. What do they say about
cats afid curiosity?
These are just a few common
things to watch out for during the
holidays, and I am sure there are
more to think of. As always Ben, we
must use commonsense when car-
ing for children and pets. Hope that
answers some of your concerns.
Merry Christmas Ben, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into The
Savvy Vet Show Thursday's at 10:30
a.m. on 93.5 FM's The Big Dawg!


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I once heard a preacher declare,.
"If you ain't in trouble, your prayers
ain't got no suction."
I had to chew on the phrase a
while to understand it, but I real-
ized there was
truth in what he
declared. The
Bible proclaims
that our
extremity is
God's opportu-
nity. God is
most likely to
be found at our
wit's ehd, just John
when we need Hicks
Him most -
when we have run out of answers
and almost out of hope.
Consider the great prophets of
the Old Testament. These were not
prosperity prophets they were
called by God in times of crisis,
even of national disaster. Jesus


himself did not come when we
became good enough to receive
Him. The Bible tells us that, "While
we were yet sinners, Christ died for
the ungodly." He faced us at our
worst, and loved us with his best.
Picture this: The national situa-
tion was awful: Morals were low,
crime was rampant, the govern-
ment was decadent, the courts
were corrupted, most organized
religion was formalistic and cold,
and the dominant religion was
materialism. It could be a descrip-
tion of contemporary America, but
actually it was Judah in 700 B.C.
Micah, a simple farmer, was called
by God to speak to God's people
about the condition of the nation.
Inspired by God, Micah lam-
basted the nation's sin but also
gave a ray of hope and promise. He
looked out into the future and said:
A Messiah will be born in Bethle-
hem. God is going to send some-
one great to us. So don't despair.
God has good news coming!
Micah and his people could


FDOT district one



releases proposed


BARTOW, FLA. The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT), district one, announces
the list of local transportation proj-
ects that have received funding as
part of the Transportation Regional
Incentive Program (TRIP).
"We thank the governor and
Florida Legislature for providing
this vital growth management
funding which promotes regional-
ism throughout the state," said Sec-
retary Stan Cann. "The department
has worked closely with our local
partners in order to participate in
this funding program. Our 12 coun-
ties have formed several trans-
portation regions to participate in
TRIP. Further, they have established
a regional roadway network and
prioritized their most important
projects for this funding. District
One is ready to go."
TRIP is part of the recently
signed Senate Bill 360, the "pay-as-
you-grow" growth management
law that ensures transportation
facilities are available to meet the
needs of growing Florida commu-
nities.
The funds are restricted by law


to be used by regional transporta-
tion areas comprised of one of the
following:
Two or more contiguous Met-
ropolitan Planning Organizations
(MPOs);
One or more MPOs and one
or more contiguous counties, none
of which is a member of an MPO;
A multi-county regional trans-
portation authority created by or
pursuant to law;
Two or more contiguous
counties that are not members of
an MPO; or
MPOs comprised of three or
more counties.
Created to improve regionally
significant transportation facilities
in regional transportation areas,
TRIP allows FDOT to pay for up to
50 percent of project costs, or up to
50 percent of the nonfederal share
for public transportation facility
projects. This program provides the
.incentive for local governments
and the private sector to help pay
for critically needed projects that
benefit regional travel and com-
merce.


only look forward to the Messiah's
coming at some future date. We
are much more fortunate. We live
in the afterglow of a Bethlehem
manger, an atoning cross, and an
empty tomb. What Micah could
only promise, we can actually
receive and appropriate. If you
think about it, Jesus did not come
to heal the healthy but the sick. His
mission is not to round up the
pious, but to seek and to save the
lost. That means there's hope for
the many of us who have very defi-
nite hurts and longings this Christ-
mas season.
James Moore tells a story about
a young man whose wife had died,
leaving him with a small son. Back
home from the cemetery, they
went to bed early because there
was nothing else he could bear to
do. As he lay there in the darkness
grief-stricken and heartbroken
the little boy broke the stillness
from his little bed with a disturbing
question, "Daddy, where is
mommy?" The father got up and


brought the little boy to bed with
him, but the child was still dis-
turbed and restless, asking ques-
tions like, "Why isn't she here?"
and "When in she coming back?"
Finally the little boy said, "Daddy, if
your face is toward me, I think I can
go to sleep now." And in a little
while he was quiet.
The father lay there in the dark-
ness, and then in childlike faith,
prayed this prayer: "0 God, I don't
see how I can survive this. The
future looks so miserable. But if
your face is toward me, somehow I
think I can make it."
That's what the Messiah came
to teach us: God's face is always
towards us. Nothing can happen
that God and we together cannot
manage. Nothing will ever be able
to separate us from His love.
When we tie our destiny to this
Messiah-King, we can face whatev-
er the future brings, knowing that
we are more than conquerors
through Christ who loves Lis.


Proclamation from


Glades Generial


Whereas: On the 24th day of
October, 2005, Hurricane Wilma
hit Western Palm Beach County
with devastating force; and
Whereas: the communities west
of 20-mile bend known as "the
Glades" and served by Glades
General Hospital were severely
damaged; and Whereas: the
efforts of staff of Glades General
Hospital to meet the healthcare
needs of the residents and visi-.
tors of the Glades proved essen-
tial to the well-being of the com-
munities;' and Whereas: the
heroic efforts of the staff of
Glades General Hospital in evac-
uating the patients to unaffected
hospitals throughout Florida,
assured the patients well-being;
and Whereas: the dauntless
efforts of the staff of Glades Gen-
eral Hospital in continuing
healthcare services to the resi-
dents and visitors of the Glades
communities in the aftermath of
the storm and without power,
water and any amenities; and
Whereas: the admirable volun-


teer work performed by the staff
of Glades General Hospital in
Red Cross shelters proved invalu-
able to disaster relief organiza-
tions; Now, therefore, we the
Governing Board of Glades Gen-
eral Hospital, by virtue of the
authority vested in us by the
Palm Beach County Health Care
District, do hereby recognize,
acknowledge and appreciate the
valiant efforts of the staff of
Glades General Hospital and
dedicate and proclaim Dec. 16 as
Glades General Hospital Staff
Day, a day of respect and cele-
bration of the employees' value
to the Glades communities.
In Witness Thereof, we sub-
scribe our names this 17th day of
November in the year two thou-
sand five.
Signed,
Bryan F. Cross, Chair; Donald
A. Fliehs, Vice-Chair; Effie C.
Grear, Secretary; Richard E.
Bowman; L. Neil Fogel; James T.
Howell; John S. Lacy.


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Crist reaches $1.2-


million settlement


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the recovery of $1.2 million for
Florida taxpayers through a settle-
ment in a case that involved tele-
marketing fraud, kickbacks and the
bribery of government employees.
Those who carried out the scheme
have already faced individual crimi-
nal charges.
The civil settlement calls for for-
mer executives of Stone Cold Con-
certs, Inc., also known as Stone
Cold Chemicals, Inc., to pay the
state $1.2 million by the end of
2006. The state has already seized
almost $300,000 of that amount. If
the defendants fail to live up to the
terms of the settlement agreement,
the state will also seize three valu-
able Volusia County properties that'
were purchased in part with the
proceeds of the illegal scheme.
The four principals of Stone Cold
previously pled guilty for their role in
the racketeering and telemarketing
scheme and are now facing various
penalties, depending on the level of
cooperation they provided to
authorities. Eight of nine govern-
ment workers charged with taking
bribes either were convicted in a
trial or pled guilty. The civil case was
developed by the Attorney Gener-


al's Economic Crimes Division,
while the criminal case was prose-
cuted by the Attorney General's
Office of Statewide Prosecution..
"It is immensely disappointing
that employees paid by the taxpay-
ers assisted the masterminds of this
scheme," said Crist. "Through this
settlement and previous criminal
prosecutions, the taxpayers will see
justice."
The civil and criminal cases
revealed that Marilyn Frederick
Meek, Lloyd Glynn Barnard,
Thomas D. Stone and Pam A.
McDaniel operated a scheme that
violated Florida racketeering and
telemarketing laws and the Florida
Deceptive and Unfair Trade Prac-
tices Act. Through their unlicensed
telemarketing activities, the defen-
dants offered gift certificates and
personal items to city, county and
state government purchasing
agents in exchange for ordering
overpriced office cleaning supplies.
The defendants also allegedly
offered 10 percent kickbacks for
ordered items.
The case was investigated by
Statewide Prosecution, the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
and the Georgia Bureau of Investi-
gation.


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Crime Stoppers


INI/MarK Young
Big money!
You always hope to be a recipient of a "big" check, but
this is ridiculous. Actually, Congressman Mark Foley was
on hand to deliver a $200,000 check to Hendry County
Sheriff Ronnie Lee Nov. 30. The money will go towards
the county's new communication system, which is, for
the most part, outdated. According to Sheriff Lee, the
system will run $1.2 million. Congressman Foley said he
would do what he could to get the county more funding.


Hendry County Arrest Activity


Traffic stop leads to
burglary arrest
During the early morning hours
of Nov. 26, Donald R. McClausen
of 1000 Whidden Rd, LaBelle and
Christopher Shaun Cooper of Car-
oltta Ave., LaBelle, were arrested
for burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling, felony larceny and pos-
session of narcotic equipment as a
result of a traffic stop by Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Deputy


Brett Daley. Investigation revealed
a refrigerator had been stolen from
Stanton Mobile Home located on
State Rd 80, LaBelle. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee praised Deputy Sheriff Brett
Daley's keen observation, which
resulted in the above arrest and
recovery of the stolen property.
Both McClausen and Cooper were
booked into the Hendry County
Jail. Bond was set at $105,500 for
Cooper and $55,500 for
McClausen.


Palm Beach County


SO seeks shooter


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office, Violent Crimes Divi-
sion is investigating the shooting
of Belle Glade Police Officer
Frantz St. Cloud in the early morn-
ing hours of Nov. 25.
Officer St. Cloud was shot in
the arm while he, along with offi-
cers from Belle Glade Police
Department and sheriff's
deputies were attempting to dis-
perse a rowdy crowd outside


Club 21, 1533 Northwest Avenue
L, Belle Glade. Officer St. Cloud's
injuries were not life threatening.
If anyone has information
regarding this shooting they are
urged to contact Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, Detective
Chris Karpinski at (561) 688-4071
or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS. You can remain anonymous
and be eligible for up to a $1,000
reward.


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County needs the help of
the community to help locate a
wanted fugitive as of Dec. 2,
2005.
His name is Aston Lee Jones,
AKA Scooby. He is described as a
black male, D.O.B. Dec. 23, 1981.
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and
weighs 200 pounds. He has black
hair and brown eyes. He has a
scar and a tattoo on his right
shoulder. His last known address
is Davis Street, Belle Glade.
He is wanted for three (3)
counts of violation of probation


and aggravat-
ed stalking. If
you should
have any infor-
mation or
know the
whereabouts
of Aston Lee
Jones, please
call Crime
Stoppers at Aston Lee
(800) 458-TIPS Jones
(8477). You
may remain anonymous and
could be eligible for a cash
reward.


Hendry and Glades Counties,
Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Paho-
kee and South Bay as part of
South Central Florida's Rural
Area of Critical Economic Con-
cern were granted $2 million
in Bridge Loan/Funds for small
businesses that sustained dam-
age from Hurricane Wilma.
These loans range from
$1,000 to $25,000 and are inter-
est free for the term of the loan
and can be acquired for either
90 or 180 days.
Those eligible to apply for the
loans under the program are:
1. Small businesses estab-
lished in the Rural Area of Criti-
cal Economic Concern prior to
Oct. 17, 2004 who have sus-
tained physical damage due to
Hurricane Wilma.,
2. Have at least two employ-
ees (self employed individuals
may be eligible on a case by
case basis) and a maximum of
100 employees,
3. Must have been directly
impacted by the storm.
i. Holders of current Saltwa-
ter Products/Seafood
Dealer/Shellfish Processing
Plant/Charter Boat Captain
licenses or certification or other
fishing/seafood related licenses
or certifications with latest two
years of landings information
ii. Owners of small business-


es who have no outstanding bal-
ances on Florida Small Business
Emergency Bridge Loans from
any prior storm loan programs
4. Loans will be made to indi-
viduals who are at least 51-per-
cent owners of the business.
Only one loan per individual,
and/or per premises.
5. The borrower will be
required to sign an agreement
that proceeds of the loan will be
used only for purposes of main-
taining or restarting the business
in the designated area.
6. The borrower will be
required to state how they plan
to repay the loan.
Applications are being
accepted through Dec. 16 and
may be picked up at any Hendry
County bank. Funds are being
disbursed on a first-come, first-
serve basis and over $250,000 in
loans have already been issued.
This program is available
through a contract between
state of Florida, Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development and Florida s
Heartland REDI. Hendry County
Economic Development Council
is coordinating the effort in
Hendry County. You may contact
the economic development
council office at (863) 675-6007
or stop by any bank for more
information.


Meeting every

Sunday

10:00 AM

370 Holiday Isle Blvd
863.983.3181
www.newharvest.net


Dr. Ed Humbert
Next to Hendry Regional
in Suite B
530 W. Sagamore Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
http://www.jointimplant.com

(863) 983-2896


Touching
the Glades
one family
at a time.


Vasio's
Chuck &- Katen Pe~lham


OFFICE IS CLOSED

DUE TO HURRICANE DAMAGE

We would like our readers and the community
to know that we will not be returning to the 626
W. Sugarland Highway (US 27) location, and
are now seeking an alternate office space in
Clewiston more suitable to our needs. We will
announce in your paper when we have done so.

We will continue to publish your
newspaper every Thursday
Below is information on how to get in contact with us.

We will be working out of the Caloosa Belle office


located at:


Caloosa Belle:


22 Fort Thompson Avenue

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Thursday, December 8, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee EDUCATION 7


School Happenings


Gove Elementary
School

Art news
Mrs. Schmidt, art teacher, is
pleased to announce that for the
third year in a row, Gove Elemen-
tary artists have received top hon-
ors in the 14th Annual Holiday Card
Contest sponsored by the Law
Offices of Litky, Smith, Phipps, and
Casas. The challenge for this year's
contest was to create a design
depicting people assisting with
Hurricane Katrina relief. Alicia Gar-
cia, fourth grader, placed third in
the competition. Her artwork will
be featured on the firm's holiday
card. Alicia will be awarded a $100
savings bond and will be recog-
nized at the VSA Holiday Showcase
in December. Our other winner,
Cody Knight, placed fifth in the
competition and will receive a $50
savings bond. Cody will also be
honored at the Holiday Showcase.
We are very proud of our talented
artists.
Partners to the rescue
Our gratitude to the Junior
National Honor Society at Glades
Day School for coming to the res-
cue of many of our Gove families
affected by Hurricane Wilma. The
members of the society along with
their sponsor, Mrs. Shelly Burch,
conducted a "clothes and canned
goods drive" for the purpose of pro-
viding 'our families with much
needed supplies. We thank the
Junior Honor Society officers for
delivering the goods to the Family
Center and to Mrs. Shelly Miller,
third grade teacher, for coordinat-
ing this initiative.
On behalf of the Gove family,
we thanklall of the volunteers and
business partners for their assis-


tance during our recent "canned
goods drive". Because of your gen-
erosity, 100 families received food
baskets for Thanksgiving.
International luncheon
As a culminating activity for
their international unit of studies,
the sixth grade students held an
International Luncheon on
Wednesday, Nov. 23. It was a won-
derful opportunity for the students
and their guests to sample some of
the world's finest delicatessens. We
also applaud Mrs. Torres and Mrs.
Hansen's classes for providing the
entertainment. During the lunch-
eon, the students danced "Rueda
de Casino", a Cuban form of group
Salsa dancing, under the direction
of Mr. McCurdy and Mr. Gali (music
teachers). It was an enjoyable and
memorable event.
A Thanksgiving
celebration
A special celebration was held
in Mrs. Martha Reyes's third grade
class on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The
students eagerly performed the
story of the "First Thanksgiving", in
Spanish, to a room full of guests.
We congratulate the students for a
fantastic performance and hope to
enjoy many more in the future.
Upcoming Events
Dec.15: SAC at 5:30 p.m. and
PTO at 6:30 p.m.
Canal Point
Elementary School
Canal Point Elementary School
will hold a Holiday Family Night on
Ttisday, Dec. 13 from 6-7 p.m. Stu-
dents and parents are invited to
come out to hear holiday stories,
play games, make crafts and enjoy


a holiday treat.
Principal's books
of the month
Students, who read these
books, take a quiz on READING
COUNTS and score an 80 percent
or better, receive double points
towards their READING COUNTS
goal.
K- Froggy's Best Christmas
1- Franklin's Christmas Gift
2- Merry Christmas, Amelia.
Bedelia
3- Christmas in Noisy Village
4- The Christmas Spurs
5- The Giver
6- A Christmas Carol
Coach's reading
challenge winners
Adamary Hernandez, Adalia
Soriano, Margaret Hammond and
Yaritza Haro were the winners this
week! Each student received a
book and holiday goodies!
Math club cookie sale
The Math Club is selling deli-
cious cookie dough that would be
a great addition to your holiday
baking! Sugar cookies, chocolate
chip cookies, and macademia nut
are some of the choices that are
available for $14 a box. The pro-
ceeds will help with math club sup-
plies. Please call Mrs. Henley at 924-
6460 for more information.
Academic Focus
Second Graders will be writing
letters to Santa this week as part of
a unit on letter writing.
Sixth graders are preparing
research on the 50 states. They will
put this information into a Power
Point presentation, which will be
shown to their classmates.


Sun School Briefs


Neighborhood
excellence award
Bank of American will be having
their neighborhood excellence
award ceremony On Monday, Dec.
12, at the at The Governor's Club in
West Palm Beach. Pahokee Mid-
dle/Senior High School students
Anthony Atwell and April Harrison
will be awarded the Bank of Ameri-
ca neighborhood excellence award.
S.A.C. meeting
Everglades Preparatory Acade-
my Charter School monthly School
Advisory Council meeting will be
held Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. All
parents, volunteers, community
members and business partners
are encouraged to attend. Please
plan to attend. If you have 'any
questions, please contact Mrs. Fon-
seca at 561-924-3002.
Applications for free or
reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free and
Reduced Price Meals may be sub-
mitted at any time throughout the
school year. The previously men-
tioned deadline of July 15 was
given to ensure the applications
would be processed by the first day
of school. Applications are
processed on a first come, first
served basis, and notification of
benefits will be mailed home.
To request an additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-2025.
Parents may also pick up an appli-
cation in English, Spanish, Por-
tuguese, or Creole at any Palm
Beach County School.
Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is regis-
tering now for 2005-2006. For infor-
mation, 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 socie-
ty introduces their new C.O.P. pro-
gram, Children of Promise, to pro-
vide mentors for children having 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 volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146 (Glades
area). Background screening and
training are required.
PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now accept-
ing applications for three- and four-
year-olds for free/full day childcare.
PEPPI is located at 301 Southwest
8th St. in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call 996-1718.
Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the 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 students for
the FCAT test and will be held Sat-
urdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ele-
mentary and middle school stu-
dents are invited to participate. The
Weed and Seed Program also
offers parenting classes and a youth
mentoring program. For more
information, please contact Car-
leen Downing, 996-4220.


ESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is offer-
ing ESOL Classes for Haitian and
Hispanic residents in the Glades
community. These classes will be
held in the following locations. St.
.Mary's Catholic Church-1200 'E.
Main Street, Pahokee-Father John
Marricante, Priest; 1st Haitian Bap-
tist Church-200 S.W. Avenue B.
Belle Glade-Rev. Morales St. Hil-
iare, Pastor. Mary Ann Rogers-Bell
is the instructor for these classes.
Residents interested in attending
should contact Carmen Canales,


Dates to note
Dec. 13- Holiday family night
Dec. 20-SAC 6 p.m.
Glades Day School
The save the date notices for our
spring dinner/dance fundraiser have
gone out. The 2006 Mardi Gras
Extravaganza will be held at Wycliff
Golf and Country Club on Friday,
Feb. 24. There will be an alumni
class competition and the class with
the most attendance will receive a
surprise. A slide show presentation
is also being planned, so please
send pictures of GDS alumni or
teachers to Cyndi King 400 Gator
Blvd., Belle Glade FL 33430 or
cking@gladesdayschool.com.
Garden Club comes
to GDS elementary
Beginning Dec. 5, Mrs. Ruiz, the
sponsor of the new elementary Gar-
den Club, will be helping the new
members of her club to plant beauti-
ful flowers in the butterfly garden.
She will be teaching the students
throughout the year about all differ-
ent kinds of plants, how to 'plant
them, and how to help them grow.
Mrs. Ruiz spearheaded the beautifi-
cation project held in the spring, and
wanted to bring a new activity cen-
tered around agriculture to our stu-
dents. She is very excited about the
positive response from the children,
and hopes for it to be a fun and
enriching experience for them all.
It's time for the third grade to
recognize their students of the
month. And this month the win-
ners are Sarah Walker of Clewiston,
and Caleb Fountain of Pahokee.
Congratulations to you both for
being selected by your classmates.
The winter fest will begin at 10
a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Don't
miss out on all the holiday fun!


Elisabeth Joseph or Hilaria Cama-
choatGCDC, (561) 992-9500.
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enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
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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 application, please contact
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Thursday, December 8, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Project to restore 22 miles of Kissimmee River


By Pete Gawda
KISSIMMEE RIVER It has
been said that the more things
change, the more they remain
the same. That could be said of
the Kissimmee River that, for
ages, had meandered through a
flood plain 106 miles from Lake
Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee.
In the mid 20th century the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE
decided to straighten it out and
deepen it. Now, in the 21st cen-
tury, they are trying to restore the
river to the way it was originally.
A group of environmental
advisors to the general in charge
of COE from around the country
got a good look at the Kissim-
mee Restoration Project as they
gathered at Riverwoods Field
Laboratory on U.S. 98.
Thanks to the "Kissimmee
Explorer", a covered pontoon
boat, the group was able to
escape the light rain as they took
a circular tour up the restored
section of the river and then
returned by the channalized
riverbed.
Before the trip began, Gary
Williams, senior environmental
scientist with South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) gave an overview of
the restoration project. He said
that SFWMD has two tasks in the
process, land acquisition and
evaluating progress. Dr.
Williams said the original
Kissimmee River meandered 103
miles from Lake Kissimmee to
Lake Okeechobee, spreading
across a flood plain that was
from one to two miles wide.
He said that several hurri-
canes in the late 1940s led to a
demand for flood control.
Between 1962 and 1971, the
Kissimmee River was channal-
ized by COE into a 56-mile long,
328 feet wide, 30-foot deep canal
known as C-38 with several spill-
ways and locks for flood control.
Approximately 34,600 acres of
floodplain was drained and 68
miles of remnant river channel
dried up.
With the draining of wetlands
and the destruction of their habi-
tat, the number of birds, wildlife
and wetland plants dwindled.
According to SFWMD figures,
the number of migratory water-
fowl dwindled by 92 percent and
the number of bald eagles
decreased 74 percent. The fish
catch dwindled by half.
Even as early as 1971, Dr.
Williams said there was a move-
ment "to turn back the clock"
and restore the river to its origi-
nal flow.
The Kissimmee River Restora-
tion Project was started in 1999
as a joint project of COE and
SFWMD with the goal of backfill-
itig 22 miles of C-38, removing
water control devices, restoring
over 40-square miles of flood
plain and restoring flow to a por-
tion of the original riverbed. The
project is expected to take 12
years to complete.
Phase I, which was complet-
ed in 2001, restored flow to 15
miles of the original riverbed,
restored 12,000 acres of flood


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush awarded a $75,000
Regional Rural Development
Grant to Florida's Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initia-
tive, Inc. to promote economic
development, expansion and
improvement in rural South Cen-
tral Florida.
The area includes the counties
of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands and Okee-
chobee, as well as Immokalee
and the Glades communities of
Pahokee, Belle Glade and South
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region of Florida as one of three
"Rural Areas of Critical Economic
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"Extending economic growth and
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Florida's Heartland Rural Eco,
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an economic development organ-
ization serving the south central
region of Florida including DeSo-
to, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-
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as well as Immokalee and the
Glades communities of Pahokee,
Belle Glade, South Bay. The
organization works within the
region to promote economic ini-
tiatives. Most recently, the organi-
zation facilitated the regional pri-
oritization of transportation
requirements to better qualify for
higher levels of transportation
funding.
K.S. "Butch" Jones, Chairman
of Glades County Board of County
Commission and Chairman of the
Board for Florida's Heartland


INI/Pete Gawda
The reconstructed Kissimmee River lazily meanders around
a bend. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Flori-
da WaterManagement District are engaged in an ambitious
project to backfill a portion of the channalized Kissimmee
River and restore flow to the original riverbed.


plane and removed some water
control structures.
One of the holdups in the
restoration process is real estate
prices, which Dr. Williams said
are increasing three percent a
month.
When the entire project is fin-
ished, 40 percent or 22 miles or
the river will be restored to its
original flow.
With the completion of Phase
I, Dr. Williams said the water
level goes up and down more
rapidly than they would like.
However, he said the regulation
level of the Kissimmee chain of
lakes would be changed to allow
for more storage of water in
order to regulate river levels.
Since the 'completion of
Phase I, there has been an
increase in levels of dissolved
oxygen and a decrease in float-
ing vegetation. In addition, the
fish population has increased.
There has also been an increase
in the number of wading birds
and waterfowls. In fact, the
number of wading birds has
increased more than was
expected.
Dr. Williams said the success
of the project would be meas-
ured by 25 "restoration expecta-
tions" based on such things as
amount of dissolved oxygen,
water quality and vegetation, the
reptile and amphibian commu-
nity, the fish community and the
bird community. They plan to
collect data before and after
restoration and compare impact
areas with control areas.
This collecting and compar-
ing data is scheduled to continue
five years past the end of the
restoration project.
He said that if a particular
restoration expectation is not
met, further study may be
required and changes may be
made in the operational sched-
ule. ,
Plans call for restoration of
the middle section of the river,
leaving two dams in the section
above and two dams in the sec-
tion below for flood control.
The tour started at water con-
trol device S-65C, which is slated
to be demolished as restoration
continues. They entered the


restored section of the river
known as McArthur Run. Off in
the distance on both sides the
tree line at the edge of the flood
plane could be seen.
David Colangel of SFWMD
and Loisa Kerwin of Riverwoods
Field Laboratory proved to be
knowledable tour guides for the
approximately 25 people aboard
the "Kissimmee Explorer" as
they pointed out birds and plants
and features of the restoration.
A variety of birds were seen
including a Great Blue Heron.
Sandbars are naturally building
up on meanders or lazy bends in
the restored riverbed. Cypress,
red maple and cabbage palm
abound.
Cattle grazing has been
restricted on the restored flood
plain and native plants are mak-
ing a comeback.
The tour guides pointed out a
section known as: The Blowout.
Twice COE has filled in a section
of C-38 as part of the restoration
process and twice the force of
the water in the restored
riverbed blew it out to make a
channel to C 38. Future restora-
tion plans call for "The Blowout"
to be refilled. Charges in hydrol-
ogy at that time should prevent a
future blowout.
After passing the Istokpoga
Canal that flows from Lake Istok-
poga into the restored river, the
tour entered the restored section
known as Micco Bluff Run. On
this section of restored river,
there are actually small bluffs
only a few feet high at the edge


This device measures the river stage on the reconstructed Kissimmee River. Reconstructing
the Kissimmee River is a joint project of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South
Florida Water Management District.


of the water. At this point, the
riverbed meandered to the edge
of the flood plain and flows past
naturally higher ground. This is
in contrast to the rest of the
restored river that has no dis-
cernable banks and is bounded
by flood plains.
As part of the restoration
process, snags, which might be
considered hazards to naviga-
tion in other waterways, are,
allowed to remain.
A bald eagle nesting territory
had been established adjacent to
the Phase I restoration.
Organic sediments are being
flushed out of the restored
riverbed and aquatic vegetation
no longer clogs the river chan-
nel.
The second phase of restora-
tion is scheduled to begin in
2007 and is expected to be com-
pleted by 2010. In this phase,
eight miles of canal will be back-
filled, and three miles of river
channel with the final result
being 17 miles of continuous
restored river channel. In addi-
tion to demolition of S-65C,
approximately 8,000 acres of
wetland will be reclaimed.


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INI/Jose Zaragoza
Little ones get help too
The items supplied were the result of a baby supply
donation set up throughout the county by the girl scouts.
Each year, the girls ask for donations of baby supplies to
distribute to people in need.


Theft
Continued From Page i
itself has lost 9,000 gallons, to
sneaky thieves who make their
way to the fueling stations when
no one is looking. Other farms
near South Bay and several
between West Palm Beach and
Belle Glade have experienced sim-
ilar crimes.
Sugar Farms counted itself as
one more of the victims, until
recently.
Responding to the thefts, Sugar
Farms put the sheriff's office on
alert, hiring an investigator to
come in at night and stake out the
area for criminals.
On Nov. 30, the extra vigilance
paid off..
That's when detectives say a
1998 Kenworth Semi pulled onto
the Sugar Farms property,
about 19 miles south of South Bay
on Hwy. 27. Heading straight to the
3,000-gallon capacity tank, the rig
pulled up in complete darkness.
Detectives say the two were
ready to fill up the rig with the red
fuel when they spotted the investi-
gator's car nearby. Then they fled,
turning north on Hwy. 27, toward
South Bay.
Deputies caught up with the
two before they got away, placing
Jose Dia Gonzalez, 29, and Rafael
Vazquez Diaz, 33, both of Miami,
under arrest for the initial charge of
trespassing. They didn't manage to
take any fuel with them. According
to the sheriff's office, the state
attorney will be seeking to increase
those charges to grand theft.
The criminals utilize custom
equipment that continues to
impress detectives. One arrest
recently turned up a compendium
of hoses, cranks and containers by
one group, which was clearly
ready for the job. The team of
criminals siphoned 300 gallons in


Safe
Continued From Page 1
ments and the sheriff's office pre-
pare to prevent accidents before
they happen through a more
aggressive traffic enforcement
effort aimed at educating citizens.
The last thing anyone wants dur-
ing the holidays, officials say,- is to
lose a loved one.
Throughout the county, the
holiday season is traditionally one
of the busier times of year. Holi-
days in Palm Beach County and
the Glades is no different.
At least in Pahokee, James
Blackford, the chief of police, said


a matter of mere minutes with the
equipment a feat detectives
could hardly believe.
"It was like they had their own
little fire department," said Detec-
tive Michael Fincannon, who used
the equipment to pump the fuel
back into the tank, surprised at
how quickly the gear refueled the
tank.
The sheriff's office monitors
the situation. Through some inves-
tigative work, detectives with the
sheriff's AG crimes unit say they
believe there is a network of
thieves involved. Taking with them
hundreds of gallons, they turn
around and sell the fuel at maybe a
dollar a gallon to dump truck driv-
ers and others who prefer the
cheap fuel over paying two or
three dollars per gallon of fuel.
"I'm sure there's a little clique
in Miami," said Detective Fincan-
non. "They know where they can
get diesel for a dollar."
Businesses are utilizing meth-
ods of discouraging thieves to steal
the fuel, though none has worked
very well, detectives say. Locking
up the fuel stations only guaran-
tees that somebody will break
through the locks to gain access
and other methods don't have
much more success.
With a limited force covering
such a wide-reaching area, it
becomes difficult to catch the
thieves at work, but detectives are
hopeful that surveillance equip-
ment and good old-fashioned vigi-
lance will lead to more arrests and
hopefully a decrease in crime.
If anything, the Miami connec-
tion might have caught wind of the
arrests.
That's a good thing, according
to Detective Fincannon, who
admits that, short of flooding the
area with police, catching crimi-
nals is an almost impossible task.
"It's like finding a needle in a
haystack," he said.


his police force will continue to
target unsafe drivers, much as it
always has, while keeping an eye
out for drivers under the influ-
ence. The goal is to keep every-
one safe and happy heading into
the New Year.
The participation of residents
is critical during this time, he said.
Should you see any unlawful
activity, you are asked to immedi-
ately report it to the police. That
call can save somebody's life, offi-
cials say.
The chief suggests that resi-
dents stay inside as much as pos-
sible during the holiday season, to
reduce the chance of running into
anyone taken to partying just a lit-
tle too hard. "There will be some


Housing
Continued From Page 1
units in Belle Glade.
In January of 2005, following
months without news of the
development, Dominion Devel-
opers came forward to assure the
community that its two projects
would soon begin, citing a delay
caused by the busy hurricane
season the previous year.
In April, representatives with
the company came back to say
they had encountered more
problems.


Police
Continued From Page 1
Morris, will return to South Bay to
continue to serve the city. The for-
mer chief will now be a lieutenant
with the sheriff's office, with other
officers coming back as deputies.
It is expected that the old offi-
cers will return at the beginning of
January.
The transfer of service affords
the city a host of law enforcement
services city officials said simply
cannot be provided under the city's
current budgetary constraints.
Vehicles will also be provided to the
deputies by the sheriff's office.
They will prominently feature
"South Bay" on them to help resi-
dents identify them from other
vehicles of the sheriff's office.
"The city will be able to provide
a higher level of service and accrue
savings to its general fund," City
Manager Tony Smith said last
week. The city manager said the
city does not relinquish the possi-
bility of returning to its police force
later on.
Under the agreement, the city of
South Bay has the option of renew-
ing the contract for services every
year for five years meaning that if
the city should decide in the future
to reestablish its own police force, it
maintains the ability to do so.
It is likely that the city will
remain with ,the sheriff's office at
least for the next two years, with
city officials looking forward to the
cost savings that the move will pro-
vide, which is estimated to be in the
hundreds of thousands of dollars
annually.,


who will have had too much to
drink," he cautioned.
He also has advice for Christ-
mas shoppers: Don't leave your
items in plain sight, you can
become a victim of an opportune
criminal who spots the easy tar-
get. Criminals won't let some-
thing as easy as a window stand
between them and your items, he
said.
More than anything just exer-
cise common sense and you'll be
fine, officials say.
Chief Blackford promises to do
everything he can to make sure
the holidays go smoothly. "We
are going to be as vigilant as we
always are," he said.


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children from birth through age 17
and provides individual and family
counseling at no cost to families in
Palm Beach County. As hurricane
Frances and its aftermath has
heightened the problems and
stress level for families in Palm
Beach County, the Youth Service
Bureau wants to reach out to those
families and offer the help of
licensed therapists who will listen
to their experience and help them
cope. Any parent or adolescent
needing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-1233
(Glades) to obtain an appointment.
Weight Watchers meet
Weight Watchers of the Glades
meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m. at the
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative,
on the fourth floor.


According to Ron Davis, a rep-
resentative with Dominion, the
company "experienced mis-
steps" throughout the proposed
project, including executing a
contract with the contractor pre-
maturely without the funding
being in place. The decision led
to the restructuring of the compa-
ny's top administration, delaying
the project further. "A mistake of
this financial magnitude has a rip-
ple effect and the board of direc-
tors required the resignation of
the president of the company,"
Mr. Davis said "They did not take
it lightly."




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Assistant Coach Orson Walkes tries to console a player. The players to the side stand in dis-
belief at Pahokee's loss.


Pahokee's loyal fans show up in force to support their beloved team.
Pahokee's loyal fans show up in force to support their beloved team.


Devils lose state title and taste the agony of defeat


Blue Devils lose to
the Celtics 37 to 30
By Nina G. Wills
MIAMI On one side of the
field at FlU stadium in Miami,
there was celebration, cheers,
and lots of smiles. On the other
side of the field, there was disap-
pointment, heartbreak, and even
some tears. The Class 2B state
title game did not end the way
the Pahokee Blue Devils wanted.
The Devils were the ones left in
disbelief and shock. Yes, the
scoreboard was correct Trinity
Central Catholic 37, Pahokee 30.
The game was over, and the Blue
Devils came up just short in their
bid for a third consecutive Class
2B state title. No questions need-
ed to be asked and no words
could bring comfort. The eyes of
the players told the story: They
came so close to the coveted vic-
tory, but in the end it eluded
them.
The game was a tale of two
halves. Pahokee scored quickly
on their first possession hoping
to set the tempo. Quarterback
Robert "Rah Rah" Love connect-
ed with wide reciever Tanoris
Jones for a first down. Then,
Love hit Jones on a crossing pat-
tern in the middle of the field.
Jones outran ensuing defenders
and scored the first Devils' touch-
down on the 50-yard play. The
PAT by kicker Jose Rodriguez
was good. With 9:03 to go in the
first quarter, the Devils were up
7-0 over the Celtics.
But Pahokee made critical
mistakes in the first half that
would cost them. With great field
position deep in the Celtic territo-
ry, running back Janoris Jenkins
fumbled the ball while fighting
for yards. The Celtics recovered
the ball and marched down the
field. Cornerback Ricky Gary and
linebacker Rudy Robinson were
out on a couple of plays with
injuries. They would return later.
With 3:04 to go in the first
quarter, the Celtics kicker
Michael Zacco made a 43-yard
field goal. On Pahokee's next
possession, Love fumbled the
ball while being sacked. Again,
the Celtics recovered the fumble,
this time close to midfield. A
roughing the passer penalty
aided the drive, and the Celtics
had a first and goal from the six-
yard line. Celtic running back
Grant ran straight up the middle
for the first Celtic touchdown.
The Celtics led the Devils 10-7 to
end the first quarter. Pahokee
punted on their next possession.
The Celtics had a short field to
work with and took advantage of
' that opportunity. QB John Brant-
ley threw to his WR Graham for a
36-yard touchdown reception.
The Celtics increased their lead
to 17-7.
Pahokee could never could
quite establish the run game and
relied on Love's arm. On a fourth
and two, the Devils were unable
to convert and gave the ball back



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to the Celtics. The defense held
their ground forcing a Celtic
punt. With the ball at their own
31-yard line, Love attempted a
hand-off to RB Ricky Gary. The
exchange was mishandled and
the Devils fumbled for the third
time in the first half.
The Devils defense were out
on the field again to stop the
Celtics, but could not. The Celtics
RB Rudell Small powered his
way 19 yds. for another Celtics
touchdown. The Celtics capital-
ized on three Pahokee turnovers
by scoring 17 points. The Devils
moved the ball down the field
one more time before the half
ended. There were a few
dropped passes by receivers and
penalties called on the Devils.
Love,, though, found one of
his favorite receivers Tamar-
cus Porter for a 28-yard gain.
Porter, fighting to get into the end
zone, lost his helmet before
being tackled by three defenders.
The next plays were disastrous.
With the ball at the seven-yard
line, the Devils were called for a
false start. Then Love overthrew
WR Martavious Odoms. Love
was sacked on the next play all
the way back to the 25-yard line.
With 1:05 to go, the Devils
faced a fourth and goal from the
22-yard line. Love ran on a quar-
terback keeper but was stopped
short. The Celtics went to half-
time with a 24-7 lead over the
Blue Devils. The Blue Devils did
not play with their usual intensity
and fizzled once the Celtics took
the lead. Even hard-charging LB,
Rudy Robinson was contained in
the first half by the Celtics.
The Devils, though, were
determined and fought hard in
the second half. On the first play
from scrimmage in the second
half, Love threw an interception.
Desmond Young got the pick and
ran it to the Devils 7-yard line. RB
Grant made the one-yard touch-
down run. The PAT attempt was
blocked by defensive lineman
Micanor Regis. The Devils faced a
deficit of 30-7, a feat that seemed
nearly impossible to overcome.
Pahokee finally found their
rhythm on the next possession
and everything started clicking.
Love scrambled to get a first
down. Porter then caught a 51-
yard pass from Love in double
coverage and broke free from
tackles. Porter left the defenders
in the dust and scored the sec-
ond Blue Devils touchdown. The
attempt at the two-point conver-
sion failed.
The Devils were fired up by
this play, and the defense forced
a Celtic punt. On the Devils next
drive, Love threw to Odoms for a
first down. With 6:35 to go, Love
threw a beauty to WR Nikita
White who remarkably stayed in
bounds tiptoeing on the sidelines
for a touchdown. The fake two-
point conversion did not fool the
Celtics, but the Devils were rally-
ing back and cut into the Celtics
lead 30-19. With two quick
strikes, the Devils sidelines got a
new life. Pahokee's faithful fans


were electrified as well.
After punts by both teams,
the Devils started at their own
seven-yard line. Odoms caught
the ball and made a spin move to
the outside gaining extra yards.
Love then stepped up into the
pocket and delivered a 71-yard
touchdown pass to Odoms. The
two-point conversion caught by
Tamarcus Porter was good. The
third quarter was completely
dominated by the Blue Devils.
The Devils showed their strength
as a team and were poised to
make a miraculous comeback
led by Sr. QB Robert Love.
The Devils defense pinned
their ears back and started going
after the Celtic quarterback. LB
Vincent Cheves had two sacks.
The Devils next drive moved
quickly with scrambles by Love,
runs by Gary, and catches by
Odoms and Porter. Porter had a
gain of 27 yards. With 8:14 to go
in the final quarter,,the ball was
at the Celtic 15-yard line and
Pahokee faced a fourth and two.
Jenkins ran to the nine-yard
line giving the Devils a first and
goal. The Devils were called for a
holding penalty and a false start
penalty. Every time the ball was
moved closer to the end zone,
the Devils made mental errors
that brought the ball further
back. Looking at another fourth
down, the Devils decided to kick
the field goal. Jose Rodriguez
made the 24-yard field goal and
tied the ball game in the middle
of the fourth quarter.
The Celtics, though, had one
more scoring drive left in them.
On a third and 13, the QB hit his
receiver for a gain of 23 yards.
On the next play, RB Rudell
Small rushed 64 yards right up
the middle. A couple of Devil
defenders had a hand on Small
but missed the tackle. Small
scored a touchdown breaking
the tie and putting the Celtics
into the lead. This play quieted
the crowd and the Devils side-
line.
Pahokee still had a chance to
come back and tie the game
again. Jones made a first down

catch. Love then hit Porter for a
20-yard pickup after a holding
penalty was called on the Devils.
On a fourth and five with the ball
at the 35-yard line, the Devils
committed another false start
penalty. Love stood in the back-
field to punt, but pulled the ball
back and threw to the right side-
line. The.pass was incomplete.
The Devils defense did force a
Celtic punt. With 16 seconds left
in the game leaving Pahokee
with one last shot to win the
game. Love threw to Porter in
the middle. Porter then tossed
the ball to Odoms who raced
down the sidelines hoping to get
into the end zone. Odoms was
pushed out of bounds at the
Celtic 27-yard line. With two sec-
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hopes and dreams on the line,
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because Love never had a
chance to throw the ball to one
of his talented receivers. The
snap from the center came too
early and Love pounced on the
ball as time expired.
The Devils showed the heart
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from a 30-7 deficit. But the mis-
takes that have been happening
in previous games penalties
and fumbles actually counted
and hurt the Devils in this game. It
was a day of bitter disappoint-
ment. The Devils broke a FHSAA
finals record with a total of 581
yards on offense. QB Robert Love
set a new record with 502 passing
yards, but that didn't help ease
the pain or the taste of defeat.
Records do not seem to mat-
ter when your team is not cele-
brating a victory. Love said, "We
didn't come down here to break
records, we came to break a
record by winning three state
championships for our school."
Spoken by a true football player.
Coach Foster said, "Right
now, I have to go console my
boys. These boys left everything
on the field."
Coach Foster headed to the
sidelines where he was faced
with the task of getting his play-
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agonizing loss. He shook his
head and said quietly, "We
thought we had it."
That is what everyone
thought and believed. That is
what makes this defeat sting
even more. The Blue Devils fin-
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Foster, head coach Leroy Foster's
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____ .Raiders fall to Booker in semifinals


Submitted to INI/Sandi Smith
Tiger wrestling head coach Jess Alford discussed strategy
with Tiger wrestler Kris Smith during his medal run at the
Sebastian Invitational.


Kris Smith (second from left) wrestled his way into the top
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Tigers open mat


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By Mark Young
SEBASTIAN RIVER The
Clewiston High School wrestling
season is underway and the mat
squad began the 2006-2006 sea-
son in a 16-team tournament.host-
ed by the Sebastian River Sharks
Dec.3.
Junior mat warrior Kris Smith
was the highest finishing Tiger and
finished the marathon tournament
with a silver medal after dispatch-
ing' every opponent he faced until
the gold medal match. Smith went
the distance, but fell by a score of
8-3 to Eau Gallie's Joe Acquafred-
da, who is a senior returning as a
state qualifier from year ago.
There were more than a dozen
returning state qualifiers in the
140-pound division, one of the
most competitive weight divisions
in wrestling. The tournament fea-


tured schools ranging in class from
3A to 5A, so Smith's silver medal is
a strong statement that this young
Tiger may be making a lot of noise
this season.
"Smith is off to an early start this
season with a 5-1 record is expect-
ed to be a state contender this year
after placing in districts and being
the regional runner-up champion
in his sophomore season.
He's been active during the off-
season as well, competing in sev-
eral prestigious tournaments and
has one goal this year becom-
ing a state champion.
Nine other Tigers competed in
the tournament and will return to
competition this weekend as they
travel to Pinellas Park. The Tigers
are unusually young this year, but
expectations are that this young
team will be highly competitive as
the season progresses.


By Mark Young
MIAMI Glades Central had to
taste the bitterness of defeat for the
first time this season as the Raiders
dropped a Class 3A state champi
onship semifinal playoff game to
Booker Dec. 2.
The Raiders found themselves
in a unique position as the firs
quarter expired with the Raiders
facing a 17-0 deficit. The first quar
ter was dominated by Booker with
the Raiders giving up a 25-yari
scoring scamper only to see the
Booker defense step up and return
a 21-yard fumble for the second
score of the quarter.
Booker added a field goal late in
the quarter to take a 17-0 lead ove
the stunned Raiders. The Raide
defense settled into their groove a
the second quarter began and the
reputable Raider defense kep
Booker from the end zone for the
remainder of the first half.
Glades Central's powerful
offense had a tough time against a
stubborn defense, but did manage


Crist to


ask for


a review
TALLAHASSEE After th<
Florida Supreme Court decided tc
not review whether photographs
and videotapes of the Carlie Bruci
crime scene should be kept private
- and lifted a provisional stay -
Attorney General Charlie Cris
announced that he will ask the
United States Supreme Court foray
further stay.
The Attorney General will seek a
stay in Washington from Justice
Anthony Kennedy, the Justict
whose jurisdiction includes Florida
and the llth U.S. Circuit Court o
Appeals. On behalf of the state
Crist will also ask the United States
Supreme Court, to hear arguments
on an issue that last week was
legally defined as "a question o
Certified Great Public Importance."
The question centers on th(
fights of the media to view crime
scene photographs and tapes ver
sus the right of the victim's family t(
keep the photos private as provided
through the Florida Constitution. Ir
seeking the stay in Florida courts
last week, Crist said that "even ir
death, Carlie Brucia has a right tc
have her privacy protected."


to find the end zone when Aston
Samuels found pay dirt from 13
D yards out. The point after attempt
e was unsuccessful, but the Raiders
s had finally answered in cutting the
- Booker advantage to 17-6 at the
D break.
The Raider defense stepped up
s again to keep Booker out of the end
t zone through the third quarter,
s leaving Glades Central's offense the
- opportunity to continue cutting
h into the Booker advantage. Cut
d they would, as Bryan Mann con-
e nected with Denote Thompson
n from 45 yards out for a crucial
d Raider touchdown. Samuels
plunged in for the two-point con-
n version and the Raiders found
r themselves within three points of
r Booker as the score stood at 17-14
s with one quarter left to play.
e Booker finally adjusted to the
t stiffening Raider defense and put
e together a scoring drive that ended
with a 32-yard run to glory to put


Booker up 24-14.
On the ensuing kickoff, Thomp-
son broke free from an array of
would-be tacklers to scamper 95
yards for a Raider touchdown and
game was back to a three-point
advantage with Booker clinging to
a 24-21 lead. Unfortunately for the
Raiders, that would be the final
score as time ticked away on any
hopes of state championship glory
for the Raiders this year.
The Raiders were actually plus
two in turnovers, with Glades Cen-
tral and Booker each giving up two
fumbles. The Raider secondary
picked off the Booker quarterback
three times to one Raider intercep-
tion, but Booker was able to capi-
talize on the Raider miscues to seal
the victory.
Mann was 5-of-17 on the day
with the one pick and threw for 116
yards. Booker only managed three
completions for 73 yards and was
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secondary. The difference was the
ground game were Booker ran for
321 yards 44 total carries while the
Raiders mustered 162 yards on 34
carries.
Samuels had a stellar outing
against a good defense and rushed
for 128 yards on 22 carries. Thomp-
son hauled in three passes for 78
yards, Samuels had one reception
for 16 yards and Tarus McKinley had
a catch that was good for 22 yards.
The dominating efforts of the
Raiders this season will go for
naught this year, but the Raiders did
re-establish themselves as one of
the premier high school football
programs in the state and will look
to renew their state championship
quest next year.
Booker will advance to the state
championship game against St.
Augustine who defeated North
Marion 20-19 in their semifinal
match up.


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From left, back row, Martin Crawford, Brittany Bacallao and
from left, front row, Melanie Allen, Casey Crawford, Daniel
Jansen, Issabella Allen were all winners of the Nov 19 Elks
Lodge sponsored soccer shoot.


Issabella Allen poses with Brian Brantly, state soccer shoot
director.


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All of the kickers returned with
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Issabella Allen placed first in
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Daniel Jansen, who attends
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His last two kicks each scored five
points, the top area on the goal.
Clewiston had more represen-
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* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
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palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover. Priced
at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
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* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
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* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
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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
863.835.0191
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/1B mobile home in need
of TLC on I +/- 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
863.6756.4500


LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! $124,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726
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
PORT LABELLE
2BR/IB home, with charm to
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
863.835.0191


PIONEER PLANTATION
5 +/- beautiful acres in Pioneer
w/ 3BR/2B mobile home in "as
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Ousted by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
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PORT LABELLE
4BR/2B home. in need of a
little TLC to make it spectacu-
lar, located on an oversized
comer lot.. $178,000
Listed by Greg Bone
S863.836,0191


PORT LABELLE
Brand spanking new 3BR/2B
CBS home on a lovely lot close
to schools & parks! $184,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6726
FLAGHOLE
3BR/2B home, in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn. S199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home. located in town on 1/2
+/- qcre 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
863.835.0191


PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B new construction CBS
home w/ all the extras located
in a great neighborhood close to
schools & parks! S225,000
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! S225,000
Listed by Yvonne Hallman
86.673.1735


LABELLE
Upgrades around every corner
set this 2BR/2B home, located
in a great neighborhood, apart
from all others. $214,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole. boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
ulpgradces galore! $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Charming 1940 house receives
"extreme makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ 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


acres just outside of town.
Horse stalls & barn! $285,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, 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
863.836.0191
ORTONA
2BR/IB doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
& practically new. Located in
Ortona on the river. $425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600


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 Hendrv Co.! Great in-
vestment opportunity! $500,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675A600
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
863.836.0191
LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres in
a booming area of Hendry
County! $750,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4600
LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
on I + riverfront acre w/ dock
& lift. Beauty abounds inside &
out!. $799,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4600
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Spread the holiday cheer with the colors of Ivy


Beyond colorful Poinsettias
and aromatic Christmas trees,
many other seasonal plants are
now available to brighten our
homes.
Since one of my favorite
Christmas carols is "The Holly
and the Ivy", and because many
holiday planters contain ivy, it is
the subject of this week's col-
uimn. There are several species of
plants that are called ivy. English
ivy is a staple of northern land-
scapes, but soils and heat limit its
use in Florida Yards. The look and
feel of its flowing green foliage
works well inside the home.
Another ivy for greater success
in local landscapes is Algerian Ivy,
a commonly used houseplant. If
your holiday plans call for topiar-
ies, baskets or walls or beds of a
mat of foliage, consider using
Creeping Fig. However, ivies can
become invasive, and should be
"let out of the pot" and into the
yard only with caution.


There are over 480 named cul-
tivars of Hedera (Ivy) grown com-
mercially. Interest in ivy has
improved with many new colors
- from all shades of green,
white, yellow and gold. Some ivy
leaves are so delicately cut they
resemble the print a bird's foot
makes in the sand, while others
are curly or fan shaped. They are
used in hanging baskets, mixed
containers, for topiary, or are
grown as groundcovers, garden
specimens, and some as shrubs.
As a house plant, ivy needs
four or more hours a day of direct
sunlight, but can grow fairly well
if given indirect light. Keep the
soil evenly moist and supplied
with an all purpose fertilizer, half
strength, once a month during
periods of active growth. Con-
tainer grown ivy prefers to be
kept on the cool side, a challenge
for us ifi Florida, so like your
Poinsettia consider putting it
out at night to approach the ideal


night temperatures of 50 to 55
degrees.
After the holiday decorations
are removed from ivy dish gar-
dens, they can be enjoyed for
their own natural beauty. As they
become overcrowded, plants
may be repotted. To make ivy
runners, more full, pinch off the
stem tips. Common pests are
mites, mealybugs and leaf spot.
Be cautious about using pesti-
cides with ivies, as some will
show sensitivity to these chemi-
cals.
English Ivy does well in con-
tainer culture, and with hundreds
of different kinds available, these.
are the ones found in holiday
planters. As the plant becomes
older, mature leaves develop with
fewer lobes. The mature growth
is difficult to root as a cutting.
In northern areas, English Ivy
is used as a ground cover or
allowed to climb walls on Ivy
League schools and private


homes alike. It is a problematic
weed in some cases, and has
been difficult to manage once
escaped. In our local landscapes
it will not be a problem because it
doesn't like our salt air, sweet
soil, wet feet or high heat. If you
find the right spot for English Ivy,
be careful not to step into the bed
after it is established. Raking the
leaves or cleaning debris can also
damage ivy beds if necessary
to clean leaves in the bed, use a
leaf blower.
Algerian Ivy is also called
Canary Island or Madeira Ivy, and
is another component of holiday
planters. Algerian ivy will do well,
indoors or out. It grows best in
moist, highly organic soil in full
sun to deep shade. There are also
many new hybrid varieties of
Algerian ivy available today, rang-
ing from simple variegation to
creamy white leaves. The cultivar
'Variegata' has leaves with
cream-colored margins flecked


with green, and grey-green or
blue-green mid-sections; 'Canary
Cream' has green leaves with
cream-colored margins. Algerian
Ivy leaves may get to be six to
eight inches across.
If you release Algerian Ivy into
your Florida Yard, you will find it
a slightly better plant for the local
landscape than English Ivy
because of increased heat toler-
ance. But it still has limited adapt-
ability under local conditions. It
could be a good groundcover in a
shady location with bold leaves
quickly providing a mat of
foliage. Like its English cousin,
the aerial roots will guide the
plant up tree trunks, walls, or trel-
lises, and it is grown from young
cuttings.
Creeping Fig is found in a few
potted plants that are making use
of a more tropical answer to the
temperate ivies. This plant is used,
in topiaries or hanging baskets,
as well as in the landscape. Culti-


vars include: 'Minirrna', with slen-
der, small leaves; 'Quercifolia',
tiny lobed leaves, somewhat like
miniature oak leaves; and 'Varie-
gata', with have creamy white
foliage markings.
Be forewarned this is a mem-
ber of the Ficus family, with
issues about invasive growth.
When grown in full sun, leaves
often take on a yellowish cast. If
kept in bounds, creeping fig can
produce a dense, rapid growth of
small, dark green, overlapping
leaves on slender stems.
On walls, Creeping Fig lends a
lacy pattern in its early stages of
growth. It needs no support to
adhere to a wall. As twigs reach
about 2-years-old, larger mature
leaves develop on moderately
thick, hairy stems. It may also
produce inedible fruit that look
like chicken eggs. This Ficus can
make a low, dense ground cover
only one or two inches high.


After the storm don't get stung


Extension agents in southern
Florida are getting accustomed
to providing hurricane recovery
information. Unfortunately, it's
not a new topic. But a new
unexpected chapter to storm
recovery is appearing in our
area: We have had many folks
ask us in the past few weeks:
"What's going on with all the
bees and wasps flying around?"
The calls center around two
of our common stinging insects,
yellow jackets and honeybees.
While I wrote,a, story about yel-
low jackets two years ago, some
updated facts about these pests
are now in order. Today's col-
umn will review stinging wasps
and bees, and suggest what can
be done when they become a
nuisance in Florida Yards.
When our office gets
requests for help with these
stingers, one of the first ques-.
tions we tackle is which insect
are we are dealing with. It is
pretty easy to distinguish
between honeybees and yellow
jackets by their appearance, but
few people want- to get that
close to really figure it out. Their
behavior is another way to make
some good guesses as to which
insect is in the area.
There are distinct differences
in color: Yellow jacket wasps
are, well, yellow, with white and
black their back abdomen
has alternating stripes that go all
the way around their body. Hon-
eybees are basically golden
brown and black in color.
The way these insects .fly
around is a clue to their identity.
Bees are found around flowers,
looking for nectar. Yellow jack-
ets are looking for caterpillars
and other insects to prey on, but
in the fall are often seen hover-
ing around food, trashcans and
dumpsters. Yellow jacket food
preferences change from diets
of insects to sugar when they
begin to store carbohydrate food
for the winter.
With the storms, normal
wasp food sources were disrupt-
ed. And remember that after


Wilma,. a cold front arrived to
encourage this change in food
'preference. No wonder we have
had many calls about yellow
jackets from restaurants, event
coordinators and schools alike.
The best defense is to cover
trash cans, double bag contain-
ers of garbage that contain food
wastes, -and wash out those
waste receptacles to remove
sugary food sources.
Honeybees are considered to
be beneficial insects because
the pollination services they pro-,
vide bring us many different
food products. They are also a
source of honey and beeswax.
Commercial beekeepers "train"
bees to live in hives, however,
they can sometimes escape and
take up housekeeping in
unwanted places. There are also
colonies of wild bees that can
also move from hollowed out
trees or hanging in swarms into
openings in houses.
Honeybees and wasps taking
up residence in and around
homes are a problem and can
be a serious problem if people
have allergic sensitivity to bee
stings. For these people, stings
can be a life or death matter. A
trip to the hospital will be neces-
sary for those allergic to bee
stings.
In other cases, stinging bees
may only be a serious nuisance.
One of our local callers needed a
FEMA blue rooLapplied after
Wilma, but when the contrac-
tors arrived, they backed off
because a honeybee colony was
living in the roof cornice that
needed to be covered. That's
where our office came into the
picture.
Traditionally; insect problems
are "solved" by spraying pesti-
cides. However, it is sometimes
a challenge to find a pest control
operator willing to spray sting-
ing insects. In the case of honey-
bees, another option exists -
some local beekeepers may be
willing and able to "extract" a
swarm and use the combs to
strengthen their own commer-


cial hives. Our office maintains a
list of the licensed beekeepers in
the area that may be willing to
assist if honeybees are a prob-
lem.
Beekeepers are important
agricultural producers, and
there is a wealth of information
available on how to take up
apiculturee". Recent challenges
to beekeepers include parasites
of honeybees, the arrival of
aggressive Africanized honey-
bees, challenges with prices due
to cheap imports, and urbaniza-
tion that makes some bee hives
an attractive nuisance. Despite
these challenges, beekeepers
are valuable agricultural produc-
ers and our office can help
you learn how to be a beekeeper
if you would like to explore this
dynamic enterprise.
Yellow jacket removal is a bit
more challenging. There are a
few companies now interested
in removing yellow jackets.
What they are looking for are the
nests, which can provide lots of
wasp venom. that is used to
make desensitization shots.
If relocation of bee colonies
and removal of wasp nests can't
be done, a competent pest con-
trol company should be used.
Licensed pest control businesses
have access to more kinds of
pesticides and equipment, plus
the training to safely use them.
Call us if you need a bulletin
with the latest UF pesticide rec-
ommendations for wasp and
bee control. And BEE safe -
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Permits to kill pacific sea turtles?


SAN DIEGO The Pacific
Fisheries Management Coulncil
will vote preliminarily on an appli-
cation by the Vermont based Fed-
eration of Independent Seafood
Harvesters to allow drift gillnets,
also known as "curtains of
death," to be used again in avast
protected area along the Califor-
nia and Oregon coastline. Envi-
ronmentalists from numerous
organizations are opposing the
exempted fishing permit because
it threatens to injure and kill large
numbers of sea turtles, marine
mammals and non-target fish.
"These drift gillnets have been
called 'curtains of death'," said
Robert Ovetz, PhD, Save the
Leatherback Campaign Coordi-
nator of the Sea Turtle Restoration
Project, "because they kill every-
thing that they catch."
The United Nations banned
driftnets.on the high seas in 1991
and the U.S. has followed with
recent closures to large areas in
U.S. waters including the time
and area closures along the Pacif-
ic. Since 2001, areas north of
Point Conception to an intersect
with the Oregon coast has been
closed to drift gillnet fishing from
Aug. 15 through Nov. 15 in order
to protect endangered
leatherback and loggerhead sea
turtles. This fishery, which targets
swordfish with drift gillnet gear,
has had no recorded takes of
leatherback sea turtles during the
past three years.
"For a fishery that wreaks such
serious havoc on marine life
including mammals, seabirds,


and endangered sea turtles, the
question ought not be about
opening an area," said Jim Ayers,
vice president and director of the
Pacific for Oceana. "Instead we
should be asking if and how we
should continue this fishery.
Somebody is asking the wrong
question."
Since 2002 alone, 64 dolphins,
whales, seals and sea lions have
been killed by the drift gillnet fish-
ery. Additionally seabirds includ-
ing Northern fulmars and
Cassin's auklethave been injured
or killed.
The proposed exemption
would allow as many as two
thirds of the remaining 36 vessels
in the drift gillnet fishery into the
dosed areas.
Earlier this year, 1,007 scien-
tists from 97 countries and 281
non-governmental organizations
from 62 countries delivered a let-
ter to the United Nations urging it
to implement a moratorium on
harmful industrial fisheries
including drift gillnets.
The scientists wrote, "The
Pacific leatherback sea turtle is at
the top of the list of species being
driven, to the brink of extinction
by increased efforts of global
industrial fishing. The Pacific
leatherback turtle's nesting popu-
lation has plummeted from
91,000 in 1980 to fewer than
5,000 in 2002. Recent studies
warn that unless immediate and
significant steps are taken, the
world's largest and most wide-
ranging sea turtle will soon
become extinct. Leatherbacks


have swum the Earth's oceans for
over 100-million years and are
part of a complex web of life that
is rapidly unraveling. If we allow
the leatherback to vanish from
the oceans, we alter the balance
that exists amongst predators and
prey and risk the future of a host
of other marine species. Leading
sea turtle biologists and ocean
experts recognize that pelagic
longline and gillnet fishing pose
the principal immediate threats to
Pacific leatherback turtles at sea."
The Pacific Fishery Manage-
ment Council will consider re-
opening an area to the drift gillnet
fishery in a discussion of Highly
Migratory Species Management.
The final vote on the application
will take place at the March 2006
meeting of the Council.

Resources
A copy of the two joint let-
ters from environmental organi-
zations opposing the exempted
permit are available upon
request.
For a copy of the complete
scientist and NGO letters to the
'UN go to: httpVA/ww.seaturtles.org/
press_release2.cfm?presslD=261
For information about the
Pacific Fisheries Management
Council meeting go to:
http://www.pcouncil.org/bb/200
5/bbll 105.html.
For a review copy of the Sea
Turtle Restoration Project's new
documentary film Last Journey
for the Leatherback? Contact
Robert Ovetz, PhD.


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Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.:
To have your school's schedule
published, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To help
us provide lake-area coverage,
request a sports information sheet
or please send game stats to
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Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
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


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. 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. 10: At Pinellas Park Invita-
tional
Dec. 16-17: At Southside duals
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County
Invitational
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational
at Suwannee


Jan. 21: Marauder duals at
Clearwater Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals --
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lake-
land
Girls Soccer:
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,


Sports in Brief


Youth basketball league
BIG CYPRESS The Big Cypress
recreation youth basketball league
is currently holding registrations.
The season kicks off Dec. 3 and is
open to all boys and girls beginning
at age five and ending at age 16.
Games will be played in the Clewis-
ton High School and Middle School
gyms. There is a $25 registration fee
and uniforms will be provided. For
more information, call coach Eddie
Redd at (863) 228-0656 or (863)
983-9659. Big Cypress Seminole
Tribe Recreation is the sponsor.
Cheer and Dance
sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interested
in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Uni-
verse All-Stars would like to wel-
come you to come and sign-up. We
are located on Jaycee/Lyons Blvd. in
LaBelle. We have team spots open


from ages three and up. There are a
few spots left on our 6th grade and
under team. We encourage any
child with a good attitude and deter-
mination to come on over and
check us out. If you have any ques-
tions you can contact Tammy
Watkins at (863) 673-1197.
Fishing tournament
CLEWISTON The BASS
Busters and Renegades Team Tour-
nament Trails are co-Hosting the
16th annual Toys 4 Tots bass fishing
tournament on Saturday Dec. 10, in
Clewiston, on Lake Okeechobee.
The tournament will be held from
safelight (about 6:15 a.m.) to 3 p.m.
The weigh-in will be held at Roland
& Maryann Martin's Marina. The
Entry Fee for the tournament is $50,
plus two unwrapped toys of any
type. There will be cash prizes and
trophies for the winners. For details,
please contact Chris Fickey at (941)
232-9539. Entries will be accepted
until the tournament starts Saturday


morning, JUST DO NOT FORGET
YOUR TOYS!
This will be an exciting event
and we hope to have over 100 boats
in the tournament. Even if you do
not fish come on out and donate
some toys for the children of Clewis-
ton and watch the weigh. Toys may
be dropped off anytime at any of the
Marinas in Clewiston (Roland &
Maryann Martin's Marina, Scott
Martin's Anglers Marina or Jolly
Rogers Marina). Just make sure to
drop some toys by this week.
The Renegades Team Trail will
also be holding their regular
monthly tournament in Clewiston
on Sunday Dec. 11, from safelight
to 3 p.m. Entry Fee is $80 and the
contact is Fred Shuey.
Registrations for
Baseball and Softball
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will be
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.
Coast Guard makes
house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
makes house calls? They will come
to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment needed
on your boat. This service is .-free.
You will receive a cordial, informa-
tive and confidential boat inspec-
tion. Avessel safety check decal will
be placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to,
arrange a boat check.


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. 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,
6p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central, Home,
2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Away,
7p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian,
Home, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy,
Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian,
Away, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan: 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


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Eva Mae Whidden Williams: Pioneer


This account continues the
Williams family history, which Mrs.
Eva Mae Williams has generously
offered to share with our readers,
We appreciate being allowed to be
included and value the confidence.
There are many small details of
everyday life in these stories.
Account edited by MaryAnn
Morris
We were still living in Spring Val-
ley when I met Zibe Williams.
Spring Valley was on Highway 66
between Zolfo and Highway 27.
We had gone to a revival in
Crewsville, Old Uncle Sam Dur-
rance was preaching and Zibe had
just come from Central America.
He was taking a vacation from
his job down there with the Ameri-
can Fruit Company in Honduras.
He had grown up in Crewsville. I
remember he had a goatee. He
came over to me after the service
was out and asked if he could walk
me to the car. When we got there,
mom was already there in the front
seat. Mama laughed that night after
we left the church about Zibe's
goatee teasing me. She said it
looked like he had swallowed a
mule, all but the tail! After that we
just started going together. He
would come to the house and
mama would let me go out if
Emory and his girlfriend went too.
. After we got married we went


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


to Lakeland and spent the night at
that hotel that's right on the lake,
then we stopped by Uncle John
and Aunt Willie's. After that we
went on down to Miami, came
back up the coast and then to
mama's.
We had a house built in
Crewsville. It was a four-room,
house. We got an old bathtub and
ran a pipe from the pump in the
front yard through a hole in the wall
so we could go outside and pump
water into that bathtub, then we'd
heat more water on the stove and
add it in. We didn't have electricity
then. We used kerosene lamps to
see at night. We had chickens and a
garden, but no milk cow. We got a
car later. Someone had a wreck
and Zibe went and bought that old
car for about $25 or $30.
Then we moved on to Brighton.


Special to Independent Newspapers of Florida/Florida Memory Project
Zolfo Springs was a pioneer town in the 1930s around the
time that Miss Eva Mae Whidden married Zibe Williams.


The house in Brighton was on the
edge of a hammock and it had two
bedrooms. There weren't any
neighbors, hardly; Jackie Daughtry
was running the post office and
Roy was working for the railroad
and there was Joan, their daughter.
Roy's parents lived right down the
road close to us. There was Ray
Raulerson and Pearl, Flaudy and
Troglin (Troglin was his last name
and they called him that).'
One time it was Zibe's birthday
and he was bragging that nobody
could pull anything over on him


like a party. So we got it all fixed up
and we were sitting there and these
cars started coming up the road. He
jumped up it scared him 'cause
he thought something had hap-
pened. We were laughing and then
it dawned on him that it was a sur-
prise party!
There were only about half a
dozen or so families and the only
recreation was getting together like
that. There was that old swimming
pool. The Sharps were running the
old store and the old hotel was
there.


Rumsfeld: Oil, gas drilling

off Florida "incompatible"


WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld says legislation that
would bring drilling much closer
to Florida is "incompatible with
military [testing and training]
activities" in the Gulf of Mexico,
according to U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson.
Rumsfeld has weighed in on
the oil-and-gas drilling issue at
the request of Nelson, who
sought the opinion of the Penta-
gon in October through both the
chairman and ranking minority
member of the Senate's Armed
Services Committee.
Rumsfeld, in a letter, told the
head of that committee, Senator
John Warner of Virginia, that the
Pentagon and the Department of
Interior have an existing agree-
ment recognizing much of the
eastern Gulf as "especially criti-
cal to the [national defense] due
to the number and diversity of
military testing and training
activities conducted there."
For months now, Nelson has
maintained in Senate debate that
various lawmakers' attempts to
expand offshore drilling could
threaten our nation's military


"We can't allow the
oil companies to
undermine our long-
term national defense
interests."
Donald Rumsfeld,
Defense Secretary
readiness by disrupting military
weapons testing and training.
The western boundary of the
military training area in the Gulf
- as defined by Rumsfeld is
234 miles west of Tampa Bay.
Legislation that Nelson and Sen-
ator Mel Martinez have fought
would have allowed drilling as
close as 25 miles off the coast.
Some lawmakers even now
are proposing a 150-mile buffer
that still would cut 84 miles into
the military's training area,
which is why Nelson said he'll
keep fighting attempts by pro-
drilling forces to bring oil and gas
rigs closer to Florida.
"We can't allow the oil com-
panies to undermine our long-
term national defense interests,"
he said.


Florida job outlook improving in Hendry/Glades Counties


By MaryAnn Morris
Jobless rates in Central Florida
counties improved since 2004, but
still exceed state and national aver-
ages. In Hendry County, October
2004 showed 9.7 percent jobless,
now that number is down to 8.4
percent, a 1.5 percent improve-
ment, but a full four-percent higher
than the statewide average.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) in conjunction
with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta-
tistics has released
employment/unemployment
numbers for October 2005 and
Florida continues to lead the nation
in the number of new jobs created.
The number of unemployed
Floridians has not been this low
since May 2000. Florida is creating
more new jobs than other compa-
rable states. Based on data from
September 2005, Florida led all'
states in the number of new jobs


"Bryan Paul, from LaBelle, donated the land for
the facility and a grant from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture has been applied for to
develop and construct the school."
Tracey Whirls,
executive director of the Glades County EDC


created and had the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10
most populated states.
Nationally, the jobless rate is five
percent. Florida's rate is 3.4 per-
cent, a 1.3-percent improvement
over 2004's 4.7 percent.
Taken by county throughout
Florida, counties in Central Florida
still lag behind the state and nation-
al averages. For. Glades, Hendry
and Okeechobee Counties, figures
issued by the AWI paint a different
picture for the local area although
things have improved over 2004.


Glades County had 5.4-percent
unemployment in October 2004,
this year the number had
decreased to 4.5 percent a 0.9
percent improvement.
Okeechobee County in 2004
showed 7.1 percent jobless. This
year that has dropped a full two
percent to 5.1 percent, agaih, still
higher than statewide by 1.7 per-
cent.
Central Florida Counties are
adding new jobs, an indicator of a
better economy. Glades County
added 270 jobs for a 5.3-percent


improvement. In Hendry County,
1,466 new jobs netted an 8.2-per-
cent increase in new jobs, and
Okeechobee County has 1,020
new jobs to gain 6.3 percent.
Hendry County is trying to
attract new jobs.
"We target 'small' businesses,
not in the traditional sense of up to
500 employees, but businesses
that will hire 20 to 50 people and
try for businesses that are compati-
ble with the existing businesses.
One might use another's product,
for instance. We are working with
South Florida Water Management
right now. They will begin con-
struction on the C-43 Reservoir in
2007. That project will create about
400 jobs. We are working to train
workers to operate heavy equip-
ment, to be carpenters and
masons. These are skills we will
need in Hendry County long after'
this project in completed," .said
Janice Groves, executive director of


the Hendry County Economic
Development Council (EDC).
Glades Courity Economic
Development Council is working
along with the Hendry County EDC
to bring Southwest Florida Techni-
cal Center to the area.
"Bryan Paul, from LaBelle,
donated the land for the facility and
a grant from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture has been applied for
to develop and construct the
school," said Tracey Whirls;, execu-
tive director of the Glades County
EDC.
The Glades County EDC is also
working with Palm Beach Com-
munity College, who has a con-
struction education program to
bring a similar program here. Also
through the Farmworker Educa-
tion Program migrant labor is train-
ing as drywall installers. Glades
County EDC is working through
the "Main Street" program to reno-
vate historic downtown Moore


Haven.
Okeechobee County is working
to develop a broader tax base.
Crown Concrete has committed to
build a plant in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. The plant is projected to employ
1,300 people in five years. Crown
Concrete is currently working on
an agreement with Indian River
Community College to develop
programs to educate the employ-
ees they will need. Okeechobee
County and the Okeechobee
County School Board are commit-
ted to developing the educational
programs needed to produce the
skills needed for the future.
"The housing boom that every-
one is talking about will not bring
in enough ad valorem taxes what it
will require in services," said Joey
Hoover, executive director of the
Economic Council of Okeechobee.
"You have to develop a commer-
cial/industrial tax base in order to
succeed."


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10pm-6am. References re-
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(863)763-3038.
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FOUND ATV in Hendry County.
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PIT BULL PUPS 8 mos old.
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


BABYSITTER Needed for 2
children M-F in my home or
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Alico, Inc.
is now taking
applications for the
following positions:
Mechanic
Excavator Operator
Loader Operator
Grader Operators
CDL Operators
Experienced Tractor
Drivers
Laborers
Please apply at our
main office:
640 S. Main St.
LaBelle
DFWP, EOE

DENTAL ASSISTANT
Full Time
Certification or expanded
duties pref. Bilingual
English/Spanish. pref.
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excellent benefits.
Apply at FL Community
Health centers, 315
South W.C. Owen Ave,
Clewiston, FL, or
fax resume to
(863)983-9604.
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FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
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machine, sweep & mop.
$10.00 per hr. P/T mornings.
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2nd and 3rd Shift,
Benefits Available.
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Exp. a must.
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High commissions.
Health benefits
available.
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863-467-8150



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.
WATER TREATMENT CO.
Needs Outside Sales
Person.
Spanish speaking a must.
Pay, Allowances & Gas.
(863)983-1341 or 599-5900.



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Competitive pay and
benefits. No call or
weekends. MRI
Registry a plus but
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City of Clewiston
Immediate Opening
Part Time
Animal Control Officer
High School Diploma or GED
and Florida Drivers
License required.
Experience in handling animals
is desirable. Work is primarily
done on weekends
and holidays.
Maximum hours are 20-30
hours per week.
Job description and
applications are available at
City Hall, Human Resources,
115 W. Ventura Ave. Position
is open till filled.
EOE/DFWR
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Medical Secretarial, Front &
back office. Need work
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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. has several job openings with
different levels of experience: fuel truck driver,
welder, mechanic and mechanic helper. Training is
available. Drug Free Work Place. Pay commensurate
with experience. Medical/dental/vision plans,
401K, vacation, holiday pay, plus other benefits.
Apply in person or call for appointment (863) 675-
0545 ,ext. 3135 EOE


A. Duda & Sons, Inc. busca un camionero, sol-
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de experiencia. Entrenamiento esta disponible. Sitio libre
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has an, opening in our
Forestry Division located in
Palmdale, FL
PALM TREE HARVESTING FOREPERSON
Successful candidates will oversee a Palm Tree
production crew. Individuals should have
some experience in the harvesting and loading
of Sabal Palm Trees. A valid Florida drivers li-
cence and communication in English required.
Accepting applications
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at:
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
S 106 SW County Rd. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
A Drug Free Workplace


CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes
for the Chamber Executive Director position.
The position requires general office &
financial management skills. Applicants must also
demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff &
to represent the Chamber in community & regional forums.
Resumes should be submitted by:
January 15th, 2006 to the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Personnel Committee,"
PRO. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440

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LPN I or II (FT.PT, Perdlem) Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
FL LPN Lic & IV Cerli iling [_ ,~r Iic~, le schedule Television/Radio 715
Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE Tickets 720
FL I": c m ih I ,rr c.p will ir-jin ;e%' rr.]d Tools 725
Radlologic Tedinologils/Mammographer T & Games 730
Must be ARRT eM, with a FL License. Musil be jmilir a ih Wanted to B 740
MQSA stndijrds & Mami-norefaphic Q \ prk:edures
Abila, 1o 0 pel. Spanish a plus
Full lime- ER Regilstration Clerk A
Musl be couileous 3nd have ellknr custoreei service
ills lusi be able io work Tmidr..lght ihill i
"pm-. 'rm S3t 3nd Sun night AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
Full Time & Per Diem- CNA heating & cooling, asking
Musi hajv, CN.A Ceriificie and CPR CeiLfic.iior. $1300 (863)763-2663 or
Full time/Part time/At Home- TRANSCRIPTIONIST 801-1245 cell.'
Must have thic o' mnc'e crr e,.p3,Secrrce ,o hospirjl ian- AIR CONDITIONER -05York
scripton E,.cellei 3JTrimar skills and ihc a3biiv it: undcr- 3.5ton package unit w/heat
stand mullple dulcLs arc esseniil ~ tMus b i bie io .1 p .0 $1075 (954)309-8659
F.lIords per mTrui AIR CONDITIONER- Miller, for
Full lime- CT/Radlologic Tech mobile home, $500
(830 am. S p.mor 10.30am.lto 7 pm.) (863)674-1181
AART rqe wiith validl FL Lic 2 vcJr op prel Must
posses ,.celleri custi :, skills .wol rndependcr, lv, WINDOW & WALL A/C's (10)
proficier, n CT .rd Ge,'Cl R3d,),dp,,, -120V &220V,Some w/heat.
Good condition. $500 for all
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Faxresume to: 863-98370805 will separate. (772)971-9474
Drugm Free.Workplace EOE
, ,-ANNE-TIQUESofMoorehaven
Ave J&1stSt. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
DELIVER OUR.PRECIOUS NEW SELF STORAGE For those with unusual taste!
CARGO:S o Be a Hendry 10x30,12x30,15x25. Full (863)946-9100s
County School Board Bus electric, secure on Commereio
Driver. Contact the St 350 ft. from Cewiston FLY ROD Vintage, split bam-
Transportaion Dept1 at1 Police Dept. 863-983-6663, boo. 3 tips, $40
C863-674-4115 or 863-983 -2808, after hrs. (863)697-2033
Cheryl Jameson at, 863-983-8979
lamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us
ROASTER OVEN, For Counter,
For roasting or bread. Brand
fl Looking for a place to new, never used. $50.
hang your hat? Look (863)357-0125
Is Stress Ruining Your Life? cassifed .than the STOVE Glass top, white, like
Read DIANETICS by Ron L. new. $265. (863)675-0310
Hubbard Call (813)872-0722
or send $7.99 to Dianetics, WASHER/DRYER- GE Hot-
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam- point, white, heavy duty,
pa FL 33607. ( 4yo, like new, $200 for both
The Lowest Prescription Pric- \(863) -i 9884 ii
es LESS THAN CANADA. .... .. .
Global Medicines, American A96m.,, ,


Physician owned. TRAILMATE, 2-Adult 3 wheel-
(866)634-0720 www.global- er, Hand brakes w/baskets.
medicines.net. Like new. $250 See Dec
When doing those chores is 10th YS Adin Caloosa Belle
doing you in, itrs time to Bilin
look for a helper in the ,MaDecFroM

-L a" yM .e METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
":. , -Buy Direct From Manufactur-
Se rv. er 20 colors in stock with all
ARRESTED INJURED Need a Accessories. Quick turn
ARRESTED INJURED Need a ale' around! Delivery Available
Lawyer? All Criminal De- Toll Free (888)393-0335.
fense & Personal Injury. f
*Accidents *Injuries SAWMILLS from only
*Wrongful Death *Felonies $2,795.00 Convert your
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traf- LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
fic. A-A-A Attorney Referral BER with your Norwood
Service (800)733-5342 portable band sawmill. Log
24/7. The most important skidders also available.
www. norwoodin dus -
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS 20 minutes of your day tries.com -Free information:
children, etc. Only one sig- is te time spent redin (800)578-1363 ext 300N.
nature required! *Excludes ieispe grea g
govt. fees! Call weekdays withyourchildfrom SLIDING GLASS DOORS
800)462-2000, ext.600. bidli to agenine. (triple) & KITCHEN CABI-
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, NETS- good cond. $900 for
LLC. Established 1977. all will sep. (863)763-2476.


DINING TABLE glass topa-$78 40 .
'Italian marble base, 4 chairs.! c n I
$200 or best offer
(863)824-3319 CHRISTMAS ITEMS Look new
EN AIME NTE & in boxes. Talking fish, Angel DIRT DEVIL CARPET SWEEP-
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- & Fisherman. All Mechanical. ER i/attachments. $10.
76x41, light wood, cost $20 forall. (269)251-2581 (86)98-64 0
$1200 new asking $325 (863)983-6450
(863)946-3965. FLEA MARKET ITEMS The m ost im p
ous items. Will sell for $100 MiiI1I
FUTON New, wooden, with or will separate.
beige cushion, paid over (863)763-9135 WANTED: FL ART
$200 asking $150 A.E.Backus, H.Newton, G. Fm minutes o y(
(863)763-9410 LEAF BLOWER $40., Roto-Til- Buckner, E. Buckner, L. Rob-
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS ler $450., 20" Bansaw (old) erts, A. Hair, R A. McClen-
sMEMORY FOAM MATTREoS- $250, Shore jacks $20, scroll don, S.Newton, J.Gibson
Queen size, With foundation, saw $30 (863)675-2992 BIG $$ (772)562-5567 is th e tim e spent
(863)467-7017 MINI BLINDS (40) Like new, w .
OAK TABLE Custom made various sizes. $50 for all, will ith yo u r chil
square, 42x42, 4 spindle back separate. (772)971-9474 ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
oak chairs in very good cond. Time to clean out the 7.5 feet, easy to assemble,
$350 (863)763-2458 attic, basement and/or short needle, full, real look, ex- b ith to ag e r
SECTIONAL beautiful, .dark, garage? Advertise cel cond. $75 (863)763-0691 birth to ag e r
w/2 recliners, great cond., your yard sale in the NOBLE FUR- 7.5 ft, with pine
Must sell, asking $1000/neg. classified and make cones, and all the trimmings,
(863)634-2094 your clean up a breeze! $50 (863)763-2234.


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PatTie 015 Pr- 025 Run your ad STATEWIDE!!! Agriculture
For only $450 you can place _.._ _
EDUCATION your 25 word classified ad in s I *
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching Christmas Trees 745
'.Ap b c c.. rn Call this newspaper or Ad- Farm Feed/Products 810
vertising Networks of Florida Farm Miscellaneous 815
Advisor/ at (866)742-1373. Visit us Farm Micel
online at www.flodda-classi- r o.
Social Worker fieds.com. Display ads also Farm Services Up TO 10,1
This PART-TIME position will help meet the basic available. Farm Suppliesd 825
needs of at risk students & their families so that i services Wanted 830 Belle GI
education can become a priority. Duties incl. Fertilizer 835
general diagnoses of students' issues & arrang- Horses B40
ing needed referrals for svcs; coordinating indiv/ DRUM SET- 5pc, excellent Landscaping
group sessions, home visits & workshops w/stu- condition, $200 Supplies 8450 forJ m rI
dents & their parents. Reqs. Bachelors degree in (863)674-0539. Livestock 855
related area & 1-3 yrs related exp. MOVING DOLLEY Profes- Poultry/Supplies 860
sional, oak, for organ/piano. Seeds/Plants/ n
Excellent condition. $350 or Flowers 865 Rentals
SLearning best offer (863)675-2596
Specialist ORGAN Baldwin Interlude. Fa
This PART-TIME position will assist students with Works. Good condition. Full
the Student Learning Center and provide support size w/ peddles. Very pretty. u .
for the center's operations incl. tutor students de- $100 (863)357-1867 D4 CAT BULLDOZER '69 Apartments 905
veloping & evaluating assessment instruments & es iip i model. Needs crank. All there. Business Places 910
promoting the center to staff & students. Reqs. $1300 (863)357-3981 Commercial
Bachelors degree & 1-3 yrs related exp. ADBA AMER PIT BULL TERRI- Property 915
ER- Female, asking $200,' [ s Condos,'
Technical Production good hog dog Townhouses Rent920
Technical Production st (good 63)357-1867. og APPENDIX GELDING- Retired Farm Property-
Specialist (863)357-867. jumper $700 or best offer. Rent 925
This PART-TIME position will coordinate the set- AFRICAN GREY PARROT (863)357-3325 House Rent 930
up of theatre productions incl. operating stage W/largecage BLUE ROAN TWH GELDING, R nort 935
materials, sound/lighting, and replacing theatrical (863)673-2483 12 yrs. old, 14.3 hands, gen- Rent 945
equipment & fixtures. Must have 1-3 yrs related tlTRe, $1500. weekends Roommate 950
exp. including theatre lighting/audio Technician PIES, mother is red, father is (561)767-7263 aft. 8am Rooms to Rent 955
skills and a valid FL driver's license. Supervisory blue, both on premises. HORSE Pasafina Gelding, Storage Space -960
exp prefd. (863)612-5345 loves attention, does not
BABY MINI POT BE sook. loves trails $2500.
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS (863)843-2495.
Learn more or apply on-line at www.pbcc.edu or $100 each. Call Debbie ( 63)8432495.
submit your completed ap-plication package to (863)983-7702 Need a few more bucks
the Office of Human Resources, Palm Beach COCKATOO- Likes to be held, to purchase something 1,2&J3BEDROOMS
Community College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Young, Large cage & perch, deer? Pick up some HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
Lake Worh F fax 51 Talks, Great for Christmas! extra bucks when you RENT. No pets.
Lake Worth, FL 33461, fax 561-868-3131. $1500.(863)634-6483 sell your used items in Call (863)983-4436.
EOE/AA/VP/ADA MINI STUD HORSE- brown & the classifeids.
white paint, asking $400
I- I (863)673-2483. "'& G a rden i085
Jb 'JobNEED to sell all variety breeds,
Information 02 I fancy pigeons & also Black RIDING LAWN MOWER- 9hp, READING A
Java Chickens. In good health 28", Snapper, Liked new. NEWSPAPER MAKES
$8 each. (863)674-0156 Rear eng. $275. See Dec YOU AMORE INFORMED
LABOR <4 FINDERS PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks 10th YS Ad Caloosa Belle AND INTERESTING
[ on'11/24. Rare colors. $250 RIDING MOWER MTD Yard PERSON.
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY for males & $300 for females. Machine, 42" cut, 15h Kohler
S All Types of Work Available Will deliver. (863)983-5597 eng., runs & cuts great. Steal E]Jo r,,,,,p,
28002R. Suga rlaedwrto Int$2wder)new6per
Across f rom leand Hwy. PET BABY PYGMY fainting at$325.(863)697-9884reders more popular
(863) 902-9-94 4 goat-$100 (863)675-0247 RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
YOUNG DOVES- various col- approx. 70 hr. on engine.
ors $25 each. $800 (863)675-3074
-(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
-LaBelle a after 6. RIDING MOWER, Murray, 46"' LaBelle: DELUXE Completely
WEDDING DRESS white SLEEPER SOFAS -2 matching, cut. Very good condition. Furnished, 2 BR, 2 Ba., FL Rm,
w/silver beads Size 14 $250, 74" long, extra slip covers, full- ii Hydrostatic Drive. $575 or Carport, W/D. Lease. No pets.
bought 7/05 new, slip available size mattress covrd w/plastic best offer. (863)673-8741 Ground floor. 863)675-2296
(863)634-6601 $200 will sep(863)763-0691 ROLLING TRIPOD-for video i 50
Cns/Stam I I SOFA- Like new. Paid $1000 camera. Great for weddings &nJjd jjj-R
only asking $400 birthdays. $25
oly aski(863)634-4139 (863)357-3639 GOATS For sale $75 Beautiful one acre of land for
SILVER DOLLARS $25 US (863)634-4139 (863)697-3247 rent. Perfect for mobile
Peace Dollars in circulated SOFA- 7' curved, Ethan Allen, Okeechobee Livestock home. Property off Baker
cond. from '22-'24. $300 will Slip covered in jewel tones. Suppis 0I 80 Market Sales every Hwy., Moore Haven. Monthly
sep.mpliam(@myway.com $100 or best offerMon.rental $275. Call bet.
i l* (863)763-1861 Leave msg BATHROOM SINK 30" w/ Tues.1 am.763-3127 10am-8pm.(561)686-2166
base & faucet. New. $100
SOFA BED, Log Cabin, custom (863)675-1634 Shop here first! _Roommat_ 050
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR cushions, wildlife scenery, The classified ads
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs. cost $1200, asking $425. Shower Stall, Medicine Cabi- MOTOR HOME MATE: Female,
old. Rare items. $1500 ,11 or (239)340-8503 net w/light, Sink & Base, Toilet l Free to travel. No kids. Move in
bestoffer,. 863-824-3358 SOFA, love seat and chair, New!, at H450. (937)418-7005 volt. today Call (863)610-1716 for
FOOTBALL &-BASEBALL Brown flowers good condi- moreinfo.
CARDS late 80s early 90s tion $150 (863)467-7664 SAGO PALMS -
excellent condition $500/ after5pm 2 FOR $40. Growing in 7 gal ROOMMATE Wanted: in Okee-
neg. (863)763-8943 STOOLS Windsor Back, (4) containers. 36"x36". Located chobee Area; in upscale neigh-
oak,$0-03 ( 8i63s) 6 64) HOT TUB Leisure Bay, 2 per- in Pioneer Plantation, Hendry borhood. Full house privileges.
Soak,$100(863)675-1634 son 51x82 inches New heater County Cert#47223641 $400 mo., 863-697-9074
iui I *0 I WICKER FURNITURE SET elements $1500/neg. (954)-966-2041
4pc, couch, loveseat, chair & (863)467-0071 before 8pm
COMPAQ PRESARIO 5441 ottoman w/ extra pillows for all HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
Monitor, keyboard, mouse, $400 neg. (863)635-1805
LEX Z12 printer w/ desk. $150 condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
neg.willsep. (863)824-8787 Gud68ie7si 0 9 adults $1499.
COMPUTER Gateway, com-(83 3-7
plete, all disks, $300 ortrade BROWNING CITORI, o/u 12
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft. gauge w/choke tubes, and
Pierce. aluminum carrying case BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win- $1100(863)467-0746 way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
dows XP, MS Works, key- COMPLETE HANDGUN & bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
board, mouse, monitor, LONG GUN REFERENCE LI- w/bag.$40 (863)357-3779
$175. (863)843-0158 BRARY 32 leather bound vol. BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
SCSI CD-ROM External, 24x $300(863)697-2033 Columbia 300, 161bs, Good
max, for Mac OS comp Comes RIFLE- 22 Cal. with scope Ex- condition.. Black bag. $30.
complete with all cables, etc. cellent condition $125. Cell (863)357-3779
$15 (863)675-5981 (502)931-8101 COMPOUND BOW- Fred Bear,
left handed, Pollinton laser A
SHOTGUN, high standard scope, quiver arrows, re-
pump, 12 gauge, good lease, target & case, asking

filled with designer fabric T COMPOUND OW- oNew, in
anmpe, $20. Icase & accessories. Will '
(3)7-8samples $20 trade for shot gun. $175
(863)675-5981 (502)931-8101 cell.
BLANKET King size. In good STATIONARY BIKE- Pursuit,
condition. $15 (863)763-9135 all digital, brand new, $5024K





(Breavemsgtif noCanswer Awareness)10 TyrEold. AskingLL ProFom 350s RCA SOUND CENTER- Box2500 wattof
Hand made 48x74, $200 Cross Traner in/we-ghts new butsed oldne time.vacuum $300. or bestwill

Desk &C(239)728-8830hina Cabinet i e newlour, $35200 separate ( 863)763-7989
(863)675 3998 continuous watt, new never

t bmu z (863)467-5756 Ranused, Commercial,$2000 (863)467-575600
CHAIDESK Large, great colored, Wng MISSION JACK- like new,
back with matching foot- EARRINGS -CmLadies, Peacock $200 (863)675-4409 1/2d
INETTE -30"x40" With 6 offer. (8(863)63-9527 63)610-1000
solid oak w/tburwood ELEC. LIFT CHAIR.g Excellent EA I n




$400 ne125. (863)357-74061 T A BLE LAMP- built in, shade (863)801-1666 asking


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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 &
o 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.
2/2 ac, $80K. 1A ac, $60K.
Discount for 5 acres.
Call Tom (863)673-5071
MOORE HAVEN, Riverfront
Beautiful 2br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age $299,900. Steve C21 All
Professional 772-240-2213
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 schis.,
Pdced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.


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Luan B. Glenn A.
Walker Smith

U863-677-1010 863-983-3508

ONLY .-W6 9 AVAILABLE! CBS Nu 1) Business Opportunity! Established Deal f.E Th I
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 home improvement and convenience Absolutely g
sq ft, Special loan pkges. Right Now store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch. many upgraq
1ot and home only $145K LUTZ Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully Bring your I
BUILDERS DEC 15TH $151,300 equipped cafeteriareadytoopen.Allfur- 1.25 ac $10!
SAVE NOW, BEAT THE PRICE niture, fixtures, equipment and invento- New Listing
INCREASE. ry included. Great business opportunity. 3 2 0 llf_
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St. $800K MLS#: 200530488 oppo
next to canal. Very nice lot. High, 2) North side 3 Bedroom/1 bath home
Dry & Cleared BRING ME AN OFFER! on Crcle r.n large
on CircleDr .e -. e
CBS Home 3 /b 1.25 acres, lot-1/3 of an ISo lin at a r
chain link roof, iron great rce ,6 o MLS#: New Listing
security bIIV M on paved 200526258 4 Bedroom,
road. A steal @I H,900T A
BANK FORECLOSURE bedroom 2 3) New in '04 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (over lot. WHAT A
bath stilt house that needs work, on 2400 sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore 5/2 Manufac
1.25 ac. 665 S Willow Street, MRE Haven. Large open kitchen w/island. Acres of Wel
$54,900.00 Must See! $134,900MLS#: 200521690 in Montura R
4) Reduced 2.5 contiguous acres in $169.9K
Lorida Ranches, Highlands Montura Ranch. Located at the end of For ent
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts the street. Just reduced to $70,000. 3/2 manu i.
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to MLS#. 200521640 Acres I<
reserve your tract today.Up to 90% 5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bed- Hurricane Bl
Offers Judy's
Financing for Qualified Buyers. room/2 Bath CBS home on 2/5 acres. In Restaurant &
DON'T MISS THE NEXT OPEN ground pool! Tile throughout, stainless atmosphere
HOUSE DECEMBER 10TH & 11TH appliances. Great Home at $379,900. ONLY $260I
FOR SPECIAL PRICING!! Out of 31 MLS#: 200525558 lug Reduc
tracts, Only 20 available. Back up 6) '05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2 BEAUTIFUI
contracts accepted, bath home on man made lake. Stainless 1.25 acres
Rental Available- 4 bd/2 1/2 bath steel appliances, Fire Place! Large bed- Ranch Estate
wv/pool on 3 acres just two miles outside rooms w/walkin closets. Why buy New
of town on Hwy 27. when this one is only $134,900 MLS#-.Pttia Tr
5 Acres on Hwy 27 Lease only. Land 200514068 Poteutwat r
is suitable for Plant Nursery or 7) Port Labelle Buildable Lot ready for You want co
Storage. your new home. $59,900 MLS#t acres brain
200512627
Ask Us About Get 2 realtors for the Call for deta
Our New Talking price of one. Call the n onturpav
House!! Smith/Williams team at well, septic.
Sugar Realty. go! Call for






LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARILAND HWY.
...."" .......(863) 983-6663
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. ALNN.DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215
RESIDENTIAL 2BR 2BA home, detached MONTURA
2 B0 4sos bor garage w/ guest suite on LOTS AVAILABLE
3B / ?BA 12.80 ac. 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 $119,900
3BR, 2.5BA $210,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 279,000 2 Lots 1.25 side by side cleared
3BR, 2.5BA. $158,000 279,000 $45,000 each
3B le 5 acres Pionieer $120,000
$1 eI, .fy e MOBILE HOMES
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 EasyIfe $82,000 27 100'x10' $$50,000
$199,000 4BR/2BA 2003 DWMIIH Commericial Building 75'x120'
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood with 30'x50' -mretal.building onUS27Call ForDetails
4BR 3BA RidgewoodwIhin +
$410,000 2.16 acres $259,900 10 tIRM BE
New Construction 3BR/2BA Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
Sugarland Circle & Apt. $173,000


BUILT IN 2003

4/2 with pool in newest subdivision.

Call for more information.

"NOW ON THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE TO
BETTER SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!"


With Clewiston's F

Teri L. Charmaine A. Marshall
Rangel Montgomery R. Berner

863-228.1142 863-697-0189 863-228-3265
8e Habla Espanol
rough Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5 1) Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS Home
n- Jlpio 2 MH with acres nestled in the pines in LaDeca. Just a Block From Roland Martins
ItOl~4UI .Lovements. Choose whether to sit on the covered Marina. Fenced in Back Yard, Tiled
fas the land porch or walk out to the B-B-Que area Through-out. Potential for a 4th
9.9K and gaze at the pond. Living room Bedroom. Bring All Offers! $209,9K.
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen 2) W.Ventura-2bd/1 ba. in Brand New
lifls HUIICE Ready to move into. Seller Condition and Ready to Move in.
Says "we'll even leave most of the Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
*di A fILf fumilure". This one won't last 8ft. Privacy Fence Surrounding Big
.Qlong! ,199,900.00 Back Yard. Didn't Miss Out On This
r.:h Great Deal! $97K.
One of a kind!!! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 3) Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500 Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
2 Bath on commerical sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
DEAL!!!$169.9K with poolside kitchen. Separate Price Reduced to $60K.
in at its Best!" office building with half bath. Could 4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
ctured Home on 1.25 easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed- on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
I Landscaped Property room home. Too many extras to list. Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
anch Estates for ONLY Photos & info on realtor.com Spacious With Great Floor Plan. Place
MLS#200521924. is Immaculate! $108,5K.
S Or,er .cs., rrak an offer' 5)Moore Haven Yacht Club! 2bd/2ba
in La..ca MH w/ extra lot next to home,
r .Acferson 1i 1ihSroee *Included In Purchase Price*. Partially
ow Qut Sale Brin All Secludedot with lots of trees furnished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K
(s Place Only $79K,
Bar w/a fun
& pool tables for Moore Haven River Gardens A he
.I!! 7 Lots Available. New Ashley
Construction in Growing Area, P. Wood
YttOT WOW!!! Build-Your Dream Home Here!
s Montura Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
P r 'Ini the pond @$62K 863.228.1132
SO W N .of Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
country livin pack your @$OOEH N Y TC
nove to Pioneer 2.5 Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8, MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
all offers. 3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
all offers. $58,500.00 each of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
ails Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, community offered @ $174,900
S Available @$60K each CLEWISTONiA f1, S TALKING
ed road and one w/ HOUSEn llI Jf Del Rio.
Cleared and Ready to 3/2, pool. gI r', extras
details. great luocator. orf.rEd .; $259K


first Realtor!


Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
Se Habla Espanel

shed a 1 Ire-
place @$59,900.00
Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDEMH in Montura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots of trees and storage
space @ $139,900.00
New Listing! A jBryre in Moore
Haven.SpacioB i r-'? t04,9000
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE on a man-made lake @
$95,000


i Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1 782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Dell Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
ono r 3 HJlied,
fenced, new septic @ $1 39,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
Back on Market New home, very
well kept, 3BD/2BA, I car
garage on big lot. Hurry-Won't
Last! $1 99.9K


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Sroers:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505
^&[l s sociates:
j rxAnn Donohue 228-0221
',, David Rister 634-2157
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1) Looking for land?
400 acres with an abun-
dance of wild life, (Deer,
turkey, hogs and the
occasional bear) Perfect
for Hunting, fishing, etc.
Property is currently
being use for cattle.
Located just minutes
from Immokalee. Call
for Details. (863) 677-
1441 MLS#: 200520411
2) 7.5 Acres! 4 bed-
room/2 bath mobile
home in Pioneer
Plantation. Private-locat-
ed at the end of the
street. $299,900.
3) Del Monte Ave 3
Bedroom/2 Bath CBS
home on over Y acre.
Only Y2 mile from the
marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for
appointment. $259,900
MLS#: 200520398


4) Montura Ranch
Estates Large home-
over 4000 sq.ft- on
1.25 acres near the
front of Montura'.
Home, needs work.
Priced for quick sale
at $174,900 MLS#:
200528863
5) Montura Ranch
Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on
1.25 acres. New tile in
Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine
Cone. Priced to sell at
$119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation
3 bedroom/2 bath on
2.5 acres. Very pri-
vate with many oaks
and pine trees. Must
see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#:
200514439


EARNES-F H. RAWLS
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g LIC. REAL ES-TA-FE BROKER
528 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL
fter H (863) 983-8559

After Hours Phon e: C 1 562
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Miguel A. Sz ky nol
Maggie SantanqN(26'-


s3 bbts MH in MOR vwi It lhani nik fence.
Must see to appreciMate
Ca our o ice for more details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTONA
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
ACREAGEL4AND &SLOTS
* Farm Land Available
,Call for Details


3 br/2bths MH in MRE
w/cement skirting & new aluminum roof.
MONTURA
M Wooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinete $48,000
Appaloosa 2 1/2 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
Reduced to $59,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 3BR, 2BA DblWd MH on Bald
Cypress $145,000
3BR, 2BA. MH on Nogal $145,000
S2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92.000
COMMERCIAL
S100'xI00'Lot w/bldg, fenced
within City of Clewiston $115,000


Vii *u -esiefo ohe ls ting at
ww.AWLSRALESAT.O


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

Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.


MUSE, Wild Wonderful SW
Glades County, 2-20ac par-
cels. Great area to build your
Dream Home. Weekdays
863-634-1791 or Weekends
863-674-0128


LOTS (3) Banyon Village, Port
LaBelle, $35,000 each, Own-
er/Agent (239)472-9570.


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA BEAUFORT, SC BY THE SEA.
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun- 4BR 3BA CUSTOM WILLIAM
tain view and riverfront POOLE HOME IN PRIVATE
*homesites from the $60s. GATED NEIGHBORHOOD.
Gated community, custom COMMUNITY CENTER,
lodge. Near natural hot POOL, TENNIS, AND LIGHT-
springs. Don't miss out! Call ED SIDEWALKS.
(866)292-5762. $ 6 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
(843)252-7645.
it's never too late to find jifward@hargray.com.
the perfect gift. Look BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
for it in the classified NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
g Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
O www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Living at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North
Carolina. Homes and home-
sites. CALL NOW!
(800)682-9951 Coastal
arolina Lifestyle Inc
www.coastalcarolnalifes-

S Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 19.5 acres $6,142
down $510/Monthly. Infor-
mation Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.


ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
MOUNTAIN, Western NC. SALE Near Chattanooga.
Easy Access, Paved Roads, Beautiful new lakeside com-
Privacy, Gated, Awesome munity. 1 to 5 acre home-
views! Acreage w/creeks & sites from the $40s. Limited
log cabin shell from number of private boat slips.
$89,900. Financing Call f or appt.
Available. (828)247-0081. (866)292-5769.
GRAND OPENING SALE Phase
2. Lake View Bargains! Wa- Tennessee Waterfront Land
ter access from $34,900 w/ Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO cels from only $9,900! Cabin
CLOSING COSTSI Sat & Sun Package from $64,900! 4.5
12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre- acres suitable for 4 homes
'construction savings on and docks only $99,900! All
beautifully wooded parcels at properties are new to the
34,000 acre lake in Tennes- market! Call toll-free
see. Enjoy unlimited water (866)770-5263 ext. 8.
recreation. Surrounded by
state forest. Lakefront W TN MNTI
available. Excellent financing WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
Call now (800)704-3154 x North Carolina Where there
701. nowis: Cool Mountain Air, Views.
& Streams, Homes, Cabins
MONTANA LAND AUCTION & Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
1/05/06: Provides good in- BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
come & fantastic wildlife PROPERTY SALES
habitat. +/- 1574.44 acres (800)642-5333. Realty Of
offered in three tracts, miner- Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
al rights included. Murphy, N.C. 28906.
(406)485-2399 or www.realtyofmurphy.com.
(406)485-3698 www.mon-
tanalandauctions.com. W nt d M 06
NEW! LAKEFRONT ACREAGE
On the Tennessee/ Kentucky COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
border. 1 to 6 acres from the Needed in Clewiston: Fenced
$40s. Incredible lake & sun- / Open Storage / Office/ Ware-
set views. Own a private house. Call 863-441-4748
lakefront retreat call today.
(866)339-4966. TODAY TURN YOUR
North Carolina Gated Lake- VACANT LAND
front Community 1.5 acres INTO BIG $$$$
plus, 90 miles of shoreline. I will buy your vacant lot or
Never before offered with land for cash. Close in 1 week.
20% pre-development dis- Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
counts, 90% financing. Call Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
(800)709-5253. 561-441-2800


Mobile Homes H



Mobile Home Lots 2005 -'i .
Mobile Home Parts 20101 .
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 t
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
. HomeCLEWISTON CO
Modular/Models. Front
3 Cuartos, 2 Banos, 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
Traila Doble Nueva Lis- your land as down
tas para ser occupadas. available. 863-673-64
Eston localizades en V2
acre de propidad. Entre
en medio de LaBelle y Mas de 40 trails san-
Immokalee. Llamme al class in envertario. Listas
(863)673-2575. para ser sentadas en su
3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe- propidad. Bajo encunche
cialmente, para las victi- yalbajapago de Mensu-ara
mas dl Huracan. aledad. Llamme para
$29,900 se accept el mas information.
program de FEMA y (863)673-2575.
agencies de seguro. Lla-
m e n es a l New & Used
Manufactured Homes
863-673-2575. Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Very clean, No hurricane Best Deals Anywhere.
damage. $4000. you move STANToN HOMESl
(863)983-5364 Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
INDIANTOWN-NICE! 2br,2ba, 1-800-330-81.06
Indianwood Gulf CC.,
$55,000, Adult park 45+,
Call Steve (772)240-2213
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES RENT TO OWN.
Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq Buy Here Pay Here
ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd. Marginal Credit OK
Priced to sell @ $108,500. Clewiston Stanton Homes
Call owner: 863-673-5071 863-983-8106


Mi


UNTRY ACRES

m $59,900 & up,
& 1/4 available or use
payment. Financing
17 or 561-753-8355


SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035




AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$8200 (863)946-3857


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BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp,
troller motor, lots of extras w/
trailer everything you need
$2500/neg. (772)559-8558
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 85
hp Force, Stereo & Fishfind-
er. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166
Cajun Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi-
berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr.,
bimni top, 125hp Evinrude,
$3850. (863)763-6854

Don't MNiss

ThiS One
Fishing Barge Pontoon, 97,
21' Suntracker, Merc., 50hp,
very low hrs., Signature Ser.,
$8700. (863)763-0944
LOWE'S BIG JON BOAT -14 ft.
w/ trailer. Trolling motor
Johnson 15 hp, fully equipped.
$1995 (863)467-7340
POLAR 1998, 17 Ft., Salt Wa-
ter Series. 50 hp Johnson &
Aluminum Trailer. $5000. or
best offer. (786)395-7080
PONTOON BOAT 1991, Fully
Loaded w/Trailer. $3500.
(863)634-5936
PONTOON BOAT 1996 20ft,
runs great, 60hp Yamaha
stroke, w/trailer $5500
(863)357-0274 Iv. message
PONTOON BOAT, 20', 50hp
Evinrude, ready to go fishing,
runs good, $3500.
(863)763-9417


SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', A lot of
new parts, needs TLC $400
or best offer. Call
(239)634-4040

SEA KAYAKS- 2, 17', top de-
sign, Good condition. $1200.
Will separate.
(863)357-7406

SEA RAY 24'- cabin cruiser,
w/trlr, twin in/outboard, fair
condition, $2500 or best of-
fer (863)673-6615


CHATEAU SPORT 1998, E350,
52K mis. Great condition.
Clean! $25,000. or best offer.
(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

NEWMAR, '97, Country Star
Fifth Wheel, 34' wide body, 2
slides, rubber roof, polar in-
sulation, queen sz. bed,
w/new matt., no pets, non-
smkg. env., $22,000.
(419)343-4923
TITAN '84- 31ft, motorhome,
76K mi, near new tires, 5.5
KW aux gen, less than 100
hrs, good cond, $9500
(863)675-4543.


VERY NICE 32' RV & FL/Rm
Many extras. Quick poss.
1/2 block E of Okee-Tantie
$6900. (317)243-3313 Okee


SEADO'S XP's 1995 & 1996
w/dual trailer. Run excellent.
$5400 for both. Port St. Lucie.
(772)342-0942



OUTBOARD MOTOR 225 -
does run, for parts
$350/neg. (863)634-4818
TROLLING MOTOR- Kota
Genesis 74 bowmount power
stow & deploy, foot control,
auto pilot $150 941-255-2195


FISHING BOAT- '85, Gregor
18' V, Aluminum, 50hp Yama-
ha, Exc. Cond. $2100. Buck-
head Ridge 606-584-8462
GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. GrtO cond $3500
4863)467-8186 / 946-1331



ATV 4 TRAX HONDA '92-
good condition, $2500
(863)674-1181.
GO CART FRAME- almost
new, asking $125
(863)983-4473.


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GO CART 2005 w/Roll Bar.
Like brand new! Paid $1200,
Asking $750.
(863)634-5936
GO CART- Silver Fox 6.5HP, 1
yr old, asking $1000
863)763-5535 days
863)763-1615 evenings
KIDS DIRT BIKE 2002 KTM,
65cc, new motor, all new
parts, runs great $1800/neg.
(863)824-8787


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $750 or
best offer (863)467-8013 after
7pm
CHEVY CORSICA '90 New
battery, alternator, good tires.
Dependable. 1st $550 takes it.
(863)532-9700/467-1547
CROWN VICTORIA '92 (2) Po-
lice packages, 1 runs 1
doesn't, clean titles, $2500
for both (239)348-1825.
DODGE AVENGER ES '95 -
coupe, 2door, red. 18" chrome
rims, sunroof, cd, runs great
$2500 w/ rims (863)983-7876
FORD CONTOURs'95- stereo
system, 5spd, runs good,
$1500 (561)924-9161
FORD ESCORT-'95, 5 spd,
$1000/neg (863)357-6775,
HYUNDAI ELANTRA.'96 au-
to, cold air, real clean, runs
good, $1800 (772)461-4044
LINCOLN CONT. '91 light
pink, burgundy leather interior.
Needs transmission & wind-

shield $500 (239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR very
nice, very clean Must see to
appreciate $4500
(863)634-4076
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
PONTIAC Parissanne seat
covers new, good paint, tires
fine $800 (863)467-9358
SATURN SL -'92, 5 speed, ac,
new tires, battery & cool fan
runs great $2000/neg.
(772)532-3821
SEABRING JXI '99
Convertible. 70K mi. New
top. Excellent cond. $8500
(863)357-3830


CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500
(863)763-3551



CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432


GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.
863)763-4545/260-450-22



3RD SEAT- for Ford full size
van, $45 (863)357-3751.
BUMPER GUARD Cattle
Pusher, off a '93 Chevy P/U.
Good shape. $75
(863)467-1547
ELITE RIMS- (4), 4 lugs, 16",
No tires. $500 or best offer.
(239)324-2891


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OFTHE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 05-992-CA
CARLOS M. CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M. CRUZ; JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CARLOS M CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS M CRUZ; JA-
QUELINE CRUZ; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAQUELINE CRUZ; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence areas unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required.to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, In
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon, on
or before January 10, 2006 the nature
of this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit.
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWN-
SHIP 44 SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST,
,HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUB-
JECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OVER THE WEST 30
FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS
LOT NO. 2799 MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES.
To include a:
1998 MERI HS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742A;
TITLE #74071354
1998 MERIHS;
VIN#FLHMLCB118517742B;
TITLE #74071355
A/K/A
625 NORTH JINETTE STREET
MONTURA RANCHES,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
If you fall to file your answer or written
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 1st day
of December, 200S.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) dayn prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impared, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TOD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
. Attorney for Plaintiff
10181CGS 12/8,15/05


CAMPER TOP new condition,
fits Ranger Flare-side p/u.
$275 (863)467-8186 or
(863)946-1331
RIMS & TIRES- 20", Came off
a Dodge. $1000.
(863)612-9879
TIRES (4) Truck/SUV Pirelli
LT265/75/16 good tread left.
$100 (863)634-1479
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


I Pubic Noice


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2005 in the City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following re-
quests:
1)A request from Frank C. & Athene R Harris in accordance with City Code Sec-
tion 110-60 titled "Required findings; Variance" for a variance of a rear set back
on lots 30 & 31, Block 161, GPOC, A.K.A. 512 E. Pasadena Avenue, Clewiston.
The property is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code to have a 10 ft. rear set
back. The applicant is requesting a variance from these requirements in order
to build a poo enclosure.
2)A request from William C. Pelham in accordance with City Code Section 110-60
tied Required findings; Variance" for a variance for a reduction in minimum lot
area on lots located on Lots 6 7, Block 0, Golfoew S/D, A.K.A. 319 Trocadero
St, Clewiston. The property is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code to allow
not less than 14,000 sq. ft per any platted lot The applicant is requesting a vari-
ance from these requirements in order to build a single family residence.
3)A request from Hans E. Kurtz in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
tied "Required findings; Variance" for a variance to rebuild a shed on a non-con-
forming existing slab located on the W % of Lot 8 and all of Lot 9, Block 202,
GPO, A.K.A. 343 W. Pasadena Avenue, Clewiston. The property is zoned R1-B
and is required by City Code to have a 10 ft. rear set back. The applicant is re-
questing a ariance from these requirements in order to rebuild the shed on the
existing slab.
4)A request from Ronald Dierks in accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
ted 'Required findings; Variance" for a variance to rebuild a shed on a non-con-
forming existing slab located on Lot 4, Block 5, Ridgeview Estates S/D, A.K.A.
320 De Soto Avenue, Clewiston. The property is zoned R1-B and is required by
City Code to have a 7.5 ft side set back. The applicant is requesting a variance
frometheseuequirements in orderto rebuild the shed on the existing slab.
5)On behalf of Lennar Homes, Inc., a request from Johnson-Prewitt & Associates,
Inc. in accordance with City Code Section 110-56 titled 'Authority, general pro-
cedure" for a zoning change from RM-1 to RI-C on the 26.2 acre parcel of land
located north of Seminole Manor, GPOC. The parcel is zoned RM-1, which allows
for a mobile home/recreational vehicle park. The applicant is requesting to
change the zoning to R1-C which allows for single family residential.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tons of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
December 19,2005 at 6:00 p.m. In the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any Inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
impairment, Including speech or hearing Impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at leasthree days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
101942 CGS 12/8/05
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENRY COUNTY
Tak Noice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a Workshop re-
garding Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (OZAB).
This Workshop will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2005 beginning at 4:45 p.m. at
the School Board Meeting Room, School Board Sub-Office, '475 E. Osceola Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida.
All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said
meeting.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
John Perry, Jr., Chairman
100686 CGS 12/8/05/


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTOR M. GARCIA,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05-329-CA
DAVID E. YUSKA and SUSAN D. YUSKA,
if living, and if dead, their unknown
spouses, devisees, heirs, grantees,
creditors and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through or under these
unknown natural persons, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have, any
right, title or Interest in and to the real
property herein sought to have title
quieted.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, David E. Yuska and Su-
san, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN: .
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet bile on the following real property
In Henry County, Florida:
Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1,
a Subdivision, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
50, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and
Mineral rights not owned by prior own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of ways of record.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, f any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address Is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before January 10, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on the
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint.
Dated December 1,2005.
BARBRBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-1051 CA
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICIA CANTY; UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MADE EDMOND A/K/A MADE E.
EDMOND; UNKNOWN PERSON(S)IN
POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PROPER-
TY; HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST MADE ED-
MOND A/K/A MADE E. EDMOND
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
Lot 32, Block 13, HARLEM ADDITION
NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida
ea 1003 LOUISANNA AVENUE,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it, on Kelley,
Kronenberg, Gilmarbn, Fichtel& Wan-
der, RA., whose address Is 8201 Pe-
ters Road, Suite 4000, Plantation,
Florida 33324 on or before January 9,
2006, or on a date which is within thir-
ty (30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the THE CLEWISTON
NEWS and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065. In accor-
dance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the Court
Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone No.
(941) 335-2299 within '2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 ITDD); if you are
voice Impaired, call 1-800-995-8770
(V) (Via Flodda Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 29th day of Nov., 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/Hammond
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. 0510003-034
U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Hendry County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project Is the U.S. Sugar Corporation. The appli-
cant's authorized representative and mailing.address is: Mr. William A. Raola,
Vice President of Sugar Processing Operations; U.S. Sugar Corporation Clewis.
ton Sugar Mill and Refinery; 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue; Clewiston, Flodda
33440.
Facility Location: U.S. Sugar Corporation operates an existing sugar mill and refin-
ery, which is located in Hendry County at 111 Ponce Deleon Avenue in Clewis-
ton, Florida.
Project: The applicant proposes to install the following: two new lime silos, truck
and railcar pneumatic unloading and conveying equipment, three associated bag-
house control systems, and a lime slaker system (as necessary). The project has
the potential to emit 1 ton per year of particulate matter from this operaon. The
draft permit requires baghouse control systems on each lime silo and the ralcar
collection bin. The exhaust from each baghouse vent is limited to 5% opacity.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (FS.) and
Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
The proposed project is not exempt from air perritng requirements an air
permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Bureau of Air Regulation is
the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this
project. The Permitting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Ma~alia
rive, Suite #4, Tallahassee, onda. The Permitting Authority's mailing address
is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallhassee, Florida 32399-2400. The
Permitting Authority'stelephone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the nor-
mal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except le-
gal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The
complete project file Includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation andore-
liminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the ap-
plicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403,111, F.S. Interested
persons may contact the Permitting Authority's project review engineer for addi-
tional information at the address or phone numberlisted above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit The Permitting Authority gives notice of its in-
tent to issue an airpermit to the applicant for the project described above. The
applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equip-
ment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project willcomply with all
appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and
62-297, EA.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance
with the conditions of the proposed Dra Permit unless a timely petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless
public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different deci-
son or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Prmitting Authority will accept written comments conceding the
proposed Draft Permit for a perid of fourteen (14) days fro the dateof publica-
tion of this Public Notice. Written comments must be provided to the Permitting
Authority at the above address. Any written comments filed will be made
available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a signifiTcant
change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit
and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
Petitions: A person whose substantial Interests are affected by the proposed permit-
ting decision may peittion for an administrative hearing In accordance with Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, ES.The petition must contain the information set forth
below and must be i la d with (received by) the Departments Agency Clerk in the
Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Proateclton at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35,Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under
Section 120.60(3), eS. must be led within fourteen (14) days of publication of
this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first Under
Section 120.60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the Pemtng Authority
for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen (14) days aof receipt
of that notice, regardless of the date of pubhllcataon. A petitioner shal mail a copy
of the petaon to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file a petition within the appr oiate tme period shma
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative deatermia-
tion (hearing) under Sections 120.56 and 120.57, F.S., orto Intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to It Any subsequent intervention will be
only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a rioton In compli-
ance with Rue 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action
is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b).The name, address and telephone number of the petioner; the name addres
and telephone number of the patitoner's representative, f any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and as expla-
natien of how the peoner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency de-
terminasion; (c) A statement of haow and when the peitioner received notice ormdf the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
rial fact. If there are none, the petitJon must so state; (e) A concise statement ad

the specific rules or statutes the petiioner contends require reversal nor meodifica-
bion of the agency's proposed action; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take
with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the
material facts upon which the Permiting Authotys action is based shall state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise sha contain the same information
as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, FA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Permtng Anthority's final action
may be different from the psiton taken by it in this Public Notic of Intent to Is-
sue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the Permti ng Authority on the application have the right to pet-
tion to become a party to the proceeding, in accontance with the requirements sel
forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
100935 CGS 12/8/05


NOTICE OF MEETING
The. Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors will meet at 11:00 am
on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at
the office of the District, 3293 Dell-
wood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the meeting is for the
Board to Consider the leasing of Dis-
trictproperty in Unit 4 Port LaBele to
Hendry County for the construction
and operation of a Little League Ball
Field and to conduct routine business
which may require Board action.
This meeting is open to the public.


INTHE CIRCUIT COURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number 2005-724-ODR
In Rethe Marriage of:
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
HusbeandRespohdent, & LEANNE PA-
TRICIA FAHEY, Wife/Petioner.
NOTICEOFACTION
TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.
22 Leonard Street
Portland, Maine 04103
Last Known Address Unknown


You are notified that an action for disso-
W. Harold Reecer, Chairman a lution of marriage has been flied
101875 CB/CGS12/8/2005 againstyou.


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If you want to contest the petition, you
are required to serve a written answer
to the petition, adremitting or denying
each of the allegations contained I the
petition, on the petitioner's attorney, on
or before January 10, 2006, and to file
the original with the clerk of this court
eiter before service on the petitioners
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LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800
Witness My Hand And The Seal Of This
Court On December 1,2005.
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Price gouging

TALLAHASSEE With Floridi- items that are iri h
ans beginning the rebuilding lowing a hurricane
process in the wake of Hurricane water, hotels, ice,
Wilma's assault, Attorney General and generators as
Charlie Crist said his office's Price related to hurricane
Gouging Hotline has seen a spike in "Our citizens ar
repair and cleanup related com- er from Hurricane
plaints. Crist said Floridians affected station, and the last
by Hurricane Wilma should use is to worry that sc
extra caution when hiring workers try to take advantaj
to help clean up the damage Crist. "Most contra
caused by the storm. In particular, help, but there are
Crist warned those who are victims ing to profit at the e
of downed trees and roof and win- victims. The Attc
dow damage to be alert for con- Office will investing
tractors who offer cleanup services cute price gougers
for homes and property. fraud taking adva
Crist said his office has received ans in this time of r
nearly 700 complaints of alleged As of last wee
price gouging related to Hurricane General's Price G
Wilma. Investigators from the Attor- has received sor
ney General's Office have mobilized complaints relate
to crack down on price gouging on efforts following H


complaints increase for repairs, cleanup


ligh demand fol-
e, such as food,
gasoline, lumber
well as services
e recovery.
e trying to recov-
Wilma's devas-
t thing they need
>me 'helper' will
ge of them," said
ctors are there to
con artists seek-
expense of storm
)rney General's
gate and prose-
and peddlers of
ntage of Floridi-
ieed."
ek, the Attorney
Gouging hotline
me four dozen
ed to cleanup
hurricane Wilma.


Consumers may report price goug-
ing by calling the Attorney Gener-
al's Price Gouging Hotline toll-free
at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM or 1-866-966-
7226.
Residents are advised to use
extra caution when hiring workers
to help clean up the damage
caused by the storm. Consumers
face the risk that services will be
offered by unlicensed individuals,
that cleanup services will be
offered at unconscionably high
prices, or that so-called "contrac-
tors" will accept down payments
but will not do the work at all.
Crist has provided a series of
guidelines for consumers to protect
themselves from unscrupulous
contractors, including:
Require home repair contrac-
tors to obtain all necessary govern-
ment licenses and permits, rather


than leaving that burden on the
consumer.
Make sure contractors have
proper occupational licenses as
required by state law.
Work only with reputable,
established businesses. Avoid
"contractors" who knock on your
door offering to fix your roof or
windows..Try to qbtain more than
one estimate for the repair work.
Before signing a contract,
check the payment terms and
other provisions carefully. Don't
pay a contractor in advance.
Do not pay cash to home
repair contractors or tree removal
services.
Last week, the Attorney Gener-
al's Office sued the Wellesley Inn
and Suites in Ft. Myers for more
than doubling its room rate as
Wilma affected the state. Already


this year the Attorney General's
Office received more than,4,300
complaints related to price gouging
associated with earlier Hurricanes
Dennis, Katrina and Rita, and has
filed two lawsuits against Tallahas-
see gas stations for alleged price
gouging during Katrina. In addi-
tion, the office has subpoenaed
four oil companies for records
associated with gas prices during
Dennis and Katrina.
During last year's record-setting
hurricane season, Crist's office
received 8,911 complaints through
its price gouging hotline. Following
last year's hurricanes, the office ini-
tiated 58 formal investigations and
filed 13 price gouging lawsuits
against hotels, generator business-
es, tree removal companies and
other businesses.
In two incidents in the wake of


Hurricane Charley last year, a tree
removal company attempted to
charge almost nine times the going
rate in .order to remove trees from
the yards of Orange County home-
owners. The Attorney General's
Office also worked with local law
enforcement to arrest an out-of-
state resident for wrongfully solicit-
ing to do roofing repairs without a
valid Florida contractor's license.
To date the Attorney General's
Office has recovered more than
$939,000 in restitution for Florida
consumers from settlements and
other resolutions stemming from
the 2004 hurricane season. Other
investigations and settlement nego-
tiations are ongoing. Consumers
may report price gouging by calling
the Attorney General's Price Goug-
ing Hotline toll-free at 1-866-9-NO-
SCAM or 1-866-966-7226.


Crist, U.S. attorney announce arrests in black market AIDS drug ring


MIAMI Florida Attorney
General Charlie Crist and U.S.
Attorney Alexander Acosta
announced the arrests of four
individuals, including two Miami
physicians, for their participation
in an organization that illegally
diverted millions of dollars worth
of highly valued AIDS drugs from
Medicaid recipients to resell on
th6 black market.
U.S. Marshals arrested Onelio
S. Baez, 65, the individual respon-
sible for constructing, funding
and directing the operation, and


Juan Carlos Mateo, 44, a patient
recruiter and runner who was
employed by Baez to recruit Med-
icaid recipients to participate in
the scheme. The two Miami doc-
tors, Luis Jacinto Marti, 73, and
Jorge Arnaldo Valido, 48, are
accused of aiding Baez and Mateo
by writing prescriptions for
expensive drugs that were neither
necessary for nor received by the
Medicaid recipients.
"There are few actions lower
than trying to profit from drugs
intended for AIDS patients," said


Crist. "These arrests represent an
outstanding example of team-
work paying off for the people of
Florida. U.S. Attorney Alexander
Acosta and his team were won-
derful partners in this successful
effort to shut down a black mar-
ket operation."
The arrests come after a
lengthy joint investigation con-
ducted by the Florida Attorney
General's Medicaid Fraud Control
Unit and the U.S. Attorney's
Office in Miami. The investigation
revealed that Baez built a large
k,


criminal organization made up of
corrupt medical professionals,
family members and friends.
Together, they ran a scheme that
fraudulently used Florida Medic-
aid funds to obtain millions of dol-
lars in human immune globulin,
which is used to treat patients
with AIDS.
Members of the fraud ring
recruited and paid Medicaid
recipients from the streets to visit
Marti and Valido. The doctors pre-
scribed expensive medications,
created bogus medical records to


document the "illnesses," wrote
prescriptions and used cooperat-
ing pharmacies to fill those pre-
scriptions. Certain pharmacies
billed Medicaid more than $1 mil-
lion for the drugs, which were
then diverted and sent to a broker.
In turn, the broker sold the
medication to buyers who
weren't concerned that the drugs
lacked pedigree papers required
by law. Cash from these black
market drug sales was then fun-
neled back to the ringleaders,
who pocketed the proceeds.


Attorney General Crist and U.S.
Attorney Acosta pointed to this
operation as an example of what
can be achieved through mutual
cooperation and interest. They
said they anticipate additional
aggressive approaches to combat
pharmaceutical diversion in
South Florida.
Each of those arrested will be
prosecuted for one count of con-
spiracy to defraud the United
States and 16 counts of commit-
ting healthcare fraud and paying
kickbacks.


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