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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 22, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Family remembers hero son


Volunteer site
manager need
City of South Bay is looking
for a volunteer site manger for
its hot meals for the elderly
project in the city of South Bay,
if you are interested in serving
as the volunteer site manger for
the city of South Bay, please
contact Ms. Erika Dennard at
(561) 996-6751 Monday-Friday
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free nursing
assistant course
The Community Prayer
Worship Center is giving back
to our local community. To
help promote job growth by
providing free nursing assistant
courses 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.

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 atten-
dance will make a difference.

Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member or
friend of an addict. Narconon
Arrowhead can help. Nar-
conon offers free counseling,
assessments and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nation-
wide by calling (800) 468-6933
or log onto www.stopaddic-
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too late. Call Narconon now.

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Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . . .4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE "He didn't
have to say anything. Just the
tone of his voice- I knew."
Th~e soldier's mother remem-
bered last week the phone call
that changed her life.
Donna Manger, who was in a
hotel far from Belle Glade seeing
her daughter graduate from the
naval training academy, picked
up the ringing phone to see
Jimmy's number flashing in the
display.
Her son, Jimmy Shelton, had
only recently contacted her from
his military base in Iraq. It sud-


denly seemed
strange to her
that he was
calling from his
phone.
She won-
dered if he had
come home
early, picking
the phone up
to her ear to
answer the
call.


Cpl. Jimmy
Shelton


"And then I heard Burgess'
voice."
Divorced from him, since
remarried, Donna wasn't on clear
speaking terms with her former


husband, Burgess Shelton,
Jimmy's father. Hearing him at
the other end of the line, a sinking
feeling clutched at her.
"Is it Jimmy," she asked?
Before he was able to mutter a
response, she realized in horror
why he was calling. Breathless,
she asked a final question.
"When?"
"Saturday morning," he
answered.
The lobstering at the Keys with
Jimmy was still fresh in her mind;
having happened so recently, it
wasn't yet a memory. That
changed, with Donna going back
to that bright September when


Christmas Surprise: An early visit from Santa


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Santa Claus paid an early Christmas visit to South Bay last Friday, bringing gifts for the
local children. Sponsored by the Glades Interagency Network, the Girl Scouts of
Wellington and Loxahatchee, the city of South Bay, Campus for Living and Commis-
sioner Shirley Walker-Turner, the event drew many to Tanner Park for the festivities.


she and her son after a long
absence were able to enjoy the
company of one another, forward
now to the present, and coping
with all of the things that come
with finding out that one's son
has died far away from home.
Jimmy didn't live with Donna
the majority of his life.
When she gave birth to him,
Donna only had him until he was
two, when she and her husband
divorced. She would see her son,
who lived in LeHigh Acres, on
weekends, according to the
arrangement, though they kept in
contact.
Before he entered the military,


Donna had gone nine years with-
out seeing her son. The trip to the
Keys before Jimmy was dis-
patched to Iraq was especially
sweet to her then. Donna and her
son spent time together there,
fishing on the calm waters of the
Atlantic and snorkeling in the
deep sea.
"He said he had a good time
with us there," Donna remem-
bered.
It would be the last time they
would see him.
Jimmy had been in the mili-
tary for a short time before the
See Iraq-Page 10


Marina will




continue its'



recovery


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Officials in
Belle Glade knew the coming
hurricane would cause damage
at Torry Island. Maybe the trees
will be tossed a little bit, or per-
haps some of the trailers there
will receive light damage, they
thought.
As is usual, the city ordered a
mandattir' -eacuaiiorn of all resi-
dents living in Torry Island, even
that was more as a precaution
than anything else. Going by the
media reports streaming in fore-
casting a weaker storm, they
were stunned the morning after
the storm to find the marina in
shambles.
Dante Dowers, the city's
recreation director, was especial-


ly surprised. Having worked for
months at renovating the marina
to attract tourism dollars to the
area through projects like the
nature trail and a planned nature
center projects meant to tap
into the wealth of the islands nat-
ural environments Mr. Dow-
ers now seemed only to see the
work ahead.
"The restrooms were dam-
aged. Electrical was-damaged.
The pavilion was damaged. We
were totally devastated," Mr.
Dowers said last week. "We
weren't prepared for it. We
weren't expecting it to be the
way it was. We couldn't picture
that."
The city is now in a clean-up
See Marina Page 4


Commission



will reduce the



yard sales


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE If you're the
type to clear out the idle trash
in the garage every now and
then with an old-fashioned
yard sale, be sure to keep those
clearing urges to no more than
twice a month if the city
commission approves an ordi-
nance limiting your ability to do
so.
According to city officials,
keeping perennial yard sales
from cropping up with great
frequency has been a trying


Guests were able to view the gifts on the table, perfect


issue. The officials say the man-
ner in which the yard sales are
being carried out, and the rela-
tive indifference of the people
who do so has forced the city to
revisit an ordinance that deals
with the issue.
The problem isn't with your
average homeowner out to
clear his or her home of
unneeded property, it's with
the residents who set up the
sales almost as mini-business-
es, said City Manager Lillie Lati-
See Sale -Page 10


Locals team up to form the


new President's 500 club


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Cindy Find-
ley moved to Pahokee recently
from her former residence in
Wellington. She knew that devel-
opment continues to slowly ease
in the Glades general
direction, bringing with it plenty
of opportunities.
She made the decision a few
months ago to come to the area
based off of that assumption.
Heading into the new year, it
turns out she was right. The real-
tor has found success in the area
and now wants to give back.


And she, and a new friend of
hers, have found the perfect way.
Ms. Findley, along with Ruby
Starks, a captain at the sheriff's
office, unveiled plans to start the
Glades President's 500 Club at
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege's holiday luncheon at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
on Monday. The Club is a pro-
gram that will concentrate on
providing scholarships to stu-
dents in the Glades.
"What really excited me is
when Ms. Findley called and told
me, 'I've made quite a bit of
money in this community and it's


not fair to be a newcomer and
not give back,'" said Dr. Beverly
Robinson, provost at the Glades
campus of PBCC.
For their part, the two
founders were just looking for a
way to help students in the area
who want to further their careers
to have the opportunity to do so.
"We were thinking about the
economically-depressed area
and what we could do to make
the future brighter," said Ms.
Starks at the luncheon last week.
According to Ms. Findley, Ms.
See Education Page 4


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Dr. Beverly Robinson, left, accepts the initial contributions to
the Glades President's 500 Club, an effort by Cindy Findley,
middle, and Ruby Starks to provide scholarships to area stu-
dents.


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Obituaries


Crosby Austin Goodson
Crosby Austin Goodson, 21
months, of Lakeland, Florida,
passed away Dec. 14, 2005 in
Tampa, Flori-
da. Crosby
was born
March 7, 2004
in Bartow,
Florida. He
was a member
of Edgewood
Baptist
Church.
Survivors Crosby Austin
include: His Goodson
father, Lief G.
Goodson and mother Sally S.
Goodson of Lakeland, Florida;
sister, Adeline Goodson; broth-
er, Nathaniel Goodson of Lake-
land, Florida; paternal grandfa-
ther, Lane Goodson and
paternal grandmother Betty Jo
Goodson of Lakeland, Florida;
maternal grandfather, Norman
Austin and maternal grandmoth-
er Sue Austin both of Clewiston.
Private burial was held Satur-
day morning, Dec. 17, 2005 at


Lakeland Memorial Gardens fol-
lowed by memorial services at
Edgewood Baptist Church. All
arrangements by Lakeland
Funeral Home and Memorial
Gardens.
Eddie T. Jones
Eddie T. Jones, 65, of Belle
Glade lost his long battle with
cancer at Glades General Hospi-
tal on Dec. 13, 2005. He was pre-
ceded in death by his daughter
Kristi Wynn Jones; parents, EE &
Hazel Jones and his sister, Jo
Evelyn Faulk.
He is survived by his wife of
42 years, Carolyn; sons Chuck
(Mary) of Lake Placid, Bruce,
David (Tina) of Belle Glade;
granddaughter, BB, grandsons,
Kristopher and Jason; brothers,
Mike, of Belle Glade, William
Jay, of Clewiston; sisters, Linda
Noland, of Belle Glade, Gail
(Billy) Bennett, of Bassett,
Arkansas; many, many nieces
and nephews and lots of friends.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, Dec. 16, 2005 at Glades


Funeral Chapel interment fol-
lowed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston. All arrangements by
Glades Funeral Belle Glade
Chapel.
Bobby G. Sutton
Bobby G. Sutton, 61, died in
his home in Clewiston in the
company of friends and family
on Dec. 3, 2005 having suffered
a brief illness. He moved to
Clewiston in 1993 to pursue a
childhood dream of living near
the water and making a living
fishing. He most recently served
as a guide out of Roland and
Maryann Martin's Marina.
Bobby was born in Hender-
son, Kentucky and after complet-
ing high school, served in the
82nd Airborne. In 1965 he went
to Viet Nam with the 101st Air-
borne Division. Upon his return
he worked with his father in the
building business until J.W.'s
retirement and then joined the
carpenters' local working on
high and heavy construction in
Kentucky and Florida.


In the Military


Navy Seaman Recruit
Juan Ramirez
Navy Seaman Recruit Juan
Ramirez, son of Paula C. and
Juan M. Ramirez of Clewiston,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Ramirez completed a vari-
ety of training, which included


classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize


the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Ramirez is a 2005 graduate of
Clewiston High School.


High prescription costs have


some patients splitting pills


An advertisement in this
newspaper recently caught my
eye. The ad promoted a device
to split prescription pills.
Pill splitting has become pop-
ular with penny-conscious sen-
ior citizens. The practice has its
advantages and disadvantages.
Why split pills? The most
popular reason is money. Many
prescription medications cost
the same amount per pill no
matter what the dosage. So 100
mg of a medication may cost the
same as 50 mg of the same med-
ication. Buying the higher dose
and cutting it in half cuts the
patient's prescription bill in half.
Some people try to save by
purchasing prescription drugs
from Canada. The companies
that sell these drugs sometimes
don't offer many choices of
dosage. So the purchaser must
cut the pills to get the right
dosage.
Finally, there are patients like
my own mother, who is such a
tiny person that some of her pre-
scriptions just aren't made in the
right dosage for her weight. She
has to cut the pills in half
because she just can't buy the
right dosage.
The disadvantages to splitting
pills are well documented. If you
don't cut the pill exactly even,
the dosage may be slightly high-
er or lower than it should be.
Some pills may crumble when
they are cut, causing you to lose
part of the medication. Some
medications have a coating that
protects the stomach, or allows
the medication to be time-
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away the protection of this coat-
ing.
For those who take several
pills a day, cutting the pills up
also increases the chance that
medications might get mixed
up. A patient might become
confused and. take too high a
dosage of a medication. If you
are using the same knife or scis-
sors to cut several types of pre-
scriptions, you might contami-
nate one drug with another.
Before you consider pill split-
ting, discuss it with your doctor.
Find out if he or she would be
willing to prescribe a larger dose
and if the prescriptions you take
can be safely split. Discuss what
you would use to cut the pills in
half, how you would keep such
equipment clean.
The makers of the DemiDose
pill splitter sent me a pill splitter
to try. The little device has a
lower half that holds the pill in
place and a top with a blade that
cuts like a guillotine after the
two pieces are put together. You
can get different "beds" to hold
the pills in place these pill
beds are made in the right shape
and size for the most commonly
split pharmaceuticals. You can
order the beds to fit the name


brand drugs. There is also a
generic pill bed that can be used
for any other pills. Since you can
order these "beds" for specific
medications, they fit the pills
exactly and do a good job of
holding the pill exactly center. I
found the pill splitter was easy to
use and cut the pills cleanly to a
uniform size.
So I put it to the test by a
frail octogenarian woman who
has been splitting pills for three
different medications. The pill
'beds" worked fine and despite
her arthritis, she could easily
work the DemiDose when it
came to doing the actual split-
ting. She reported the device did
a much cleaner and more even
job of splitting the medications
than she had done With a knife
or scissors, and she didn't lose
any of the pills in the DemiDose.
(She admitted that sometimes
when she tries to cut a pill with
scissors, half would fly across
the room!)
The problem however was
that due to severe arthritis in her
hands, she could not get the
"beds" in and out of the device
easily. She concluded that
because she had three pills to
split, she would need someone
to help her switch the pill "beds"
back and forth, or else get one
pill splitter for each prescription.
Before making any change in
your diet, exercise or medication
program, consult your doctor.
This is especially important if
you are on prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact badly
with foods that might otherwise
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Submitted to INI/Melinda Givens
Levi Martin and Sarah Givens.
Givens Martin
Darryl and Melinda Givens of
Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Sarah Melinda
Ann Givens to Levi Daniel Martin
of Robinson, Illinois.
The prospective groom is the
son of Gregory Martin and Lori
Ireland of Robinson, Illinois.
The wedding is planned for
April 15, 2006.
The bride-to-be is a graduate
of Clewiston High School. She is
planning to attend college after
settling in Jacksonville.
The groom-to-be is an electri-
cian mate in the U.S. Navy, sta-
tioned in Jacksonville, Florida on
the JFK ship.


Mr. Sutton was a Kentucky
Colonel, a member of the Mor-
rocco Shrine and an Elk.
He is survived by Alice, his
wife of 31 years; his mother
Josephine; brothers Larry and
Ronnie of Henderson, Kentucky;
and sister, Greta Harrelson of
Cadiz, Kentucky.
According to his wishes, his
ashes were scattered over Lake
Okeechobee by plane on Satur-
day Dec. 10, 2005.
The family requests that
memorial donations be made to
the Shriners Children's Hospi-
tals.

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Pet Corner


From the Editor



Merry Christmas to you and yours


By Mark Young

Merry Christmas to all that's
right, I said, "Christmas".
And the political correct (PC)
police can stuff it down the chim-
ney for all I
care. I savor
my constitu-
tional right of
free speech
and enforce
the right of
freedom of the
press in telling
the doomsay-
ers of radical Mark
PC enforce- Young
ment that you
cannot deny me the right to not
only celebrate my beliefs, but to
wish happiness of this holy day
upon the rest of the world.
What is it that I'm saying when
I wish the world a merry Christ-
mas? Am I truly offending anyone
by expressing my hope that every-
one finds joy and peace in times


of turmoil and strife? By me say-
ing, "Merry Christmas," am I
going out of my way to exclude
anyone in the simple wish of feel-
ing the holiday warmth?
By all means, have a happy
holiday, or even a happy festivus,
made famous on the Jerry Sein-
feld show. Celebrate your day the
way you see fit and be proud of
who you are and the beliefs that
make up the foundation of the
way you view the world.
I wish you happiness and it is
my hope that you wish me the
same. Christmas has many
meanings. To some, it is indeed a
true celebration of the birth of
Jesus Christ. To others it is a day
of sharing love with family and
friends. To the innocent children,
it is a day of waking up to an array
of multi-colored packages, lights,
and decorations, which sends
bountiful streams of glee running
through their little souls.
I deny the PC police the right
to take that away and I am sad-


dened when I often hear that
Christmas has lost its meaning to
so many who have become dis-
couraged at the commercialism
of this holiday and have lost that
special joy that seems to infect so
many of us at this time of year.
Christmas, like life, is what
you make of it. Sure, I'm not over-
ly thrilled when I start hearing
Christmas music the day after
Halloween and shortly thereafter,
Christmas decorations spring up
in department stores like an
invading weed that has gone
unattended.
Sure, I'm not overly thrilled
when many people make Santa
Claus the ultimate symbol of
Christmas. Sure, I feel the eco-
nomical stress associated with
this time of overindulgence. But
thinking back through my many
Christmases and thinking ahead
to hopefully many more, I will
always understand its meaning.
It is simply a day of family. It is
celebrating the birth of each and


every person that you love, no
matter your beliefs. It is the joy of
watching that wide-eyed child
make a gleeful beeline to the
Christmas tree, laughing hysteri-
cally at the pile of decadence
below. It is that soulful hug of a
parent embracing their child who
has returned from war, wearing
his uniform with pride and honor.
It is the knowing look of hus-
band and wife who oversee their
creations with the pureness of
love rushing through their hearts
like a cascading waterfall stream-
ing over the cliff's edge and
crashing into the rocks below in
an everlasting symphony of har-
mony. And think, for just a
moment, how God must feel on
this day when he views his cre-
ations.
To all, I wish that special mer-
riment. To all, I hope that the
meaning of this day is not lost on
you, no matter your religious
beliefs. To all, I wish you a merry
Christmas.


Quietly receiving God's gift this year


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
On Christmas Day a small
manger scene sat on a table just
inside the doorway of a neatly
kept home. People hurried past it
all day, barely noticing the tiny fig-
ures gathered around the infant
tucked into golden straw. In the
morning children raced by it on
their way to the Christmas tree
with attention focused on the gifts
underneath. At noon, arriving
guests pushed past it, one acci-
dentally knocking over a shep-


herd as he took
off his jacket.
Later in the
afternoon a
well-fed group
slowly moved
by the manger
again as they
drifted from
the dining area
back into the John
living room. Hicks
No one
seemed to even notice the
manger almost no one. An old
woman, walking with a cane,


paused in front of the scene. Gen-
tly she put the shepherd back in
an upright position. Then she
looked at the child in the middle
of the figures. Presently, she
became aware of a small grand-
son by her side. As voices drifted
in from the living room, the two
continued to look deeply on the
scene. At length, a smile spread
across the woman's face. The
child took her hand. In the midst
of a day filled with much busy-
ness, the two of them quietly
received God's gift.
God came to a humble maid-


en in an obscure village called
Nazareth. An angel told her that
she would bear a child. That child
would be the hope of the world.
And He is.
This Christmas, in the midst of
the hustle and bustle, in the midst
of recovering from Wilma, in the
midst of Christmas, in the midst of
a day filled with much business,
may you find reason to pause and
quietly receive God's gift a gift
of hope, of love, and of peace.
Merry Christmas from my family
to yours.


Doc Savvy
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. How cold
is too cold to leave your dog out
at night? Thanks Doc, Joe in
Loxahatchee.
A: Dear Joe, that's a very
important question to ask. This
is such a wonderful time of the
year for Floridians. Not only is
Christmas just in a few days, but
we are starting to have the won-
derful cooler temperatures we
all look forward to. As we love
this cooler time of the year, so
do our pets. Have you noticed
your dog has a little extra happy
step when it's cool outside?
They seem more frisky! Well,
cool, fun temperatures when the
sun is out is one thing, but some
of these lows we get at night is
too low. In fact, sometimes they
are so low that we worry about
our crops. Some of these cooler
nights can be way too cool for
your dog too. Especially for the
little dogs. Little dogs have a
smaller surface body area, and
cannot afford to give off and lose
too much body heat or they will
freeze! Bigger dogs can tolerate
it more, and still yet, some nights
are way too cold for them. Never
tie up your dog outside at night
where he cannot seek shelter.
Better yet, I feel all dogs should
be well protected at night in
some kind of a shelter. Even
snow dogs are different once
they acclimate to Florida. They
get thinner blood just like
they snow-birds do! Now if you
are asking for a temperature
reading, anything below 60
degrees is too cold for a little
dog, and below 50 is too cold for
a big dog. They all must have a


safe place to get away from the
winds.
Hope that helps Joe. Merry
Christmas, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. We have
heard you mention on your
radio show that one can cook a
meal for their dogs. I really want
to give my dogs Beauty and
Beast something wonderful for
Christmas dinner, but don't
want to give them diarrhea.
What do you recommend?
Thanks Doc, Jennifer in Clewis-
ton.
A: Dear Jennifer. Again a
great question! Yes you can cook
for them, or better yet, there are
a few things, which are okay to
give that you may be already
cooking for you and your family.
Turkey is a wonderful choice for
dogs. If you are making a turkey
for Christmas, save a little white
meat for Beauty and Beast. Now,
this means no fat, no skin, and
no bones! Also, no stuffing,
green bean casserole or pump-
kin pie! Okay, if you can, add
some steamed fresh veggies,
and a little cooked rice to their
turkey that is good too! I
wouldn't do anything else Jen-
nifer. Also portion size is the key
too. Not more than a measuring
cup and a half.
Enjoy the holidays Jennifer,
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 each and
every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on
93.5's The Big Dawg.


Christmas: A sacred story and a light


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
The most famous story
begins, "It came to pass in those
days..." It is about the birth that
the world gets ready to celebrate.
once more. It is about a young
maiden and her husband, no
room at the inn and makeshift
accommodations in a stable,
about visitors, curious shep-
herds and the angels from heav-
en proclaiming, "Glory to God in
the highest..."
There are many times that an
older couple will tell me how
they met, or someone will tell
me about how a career got
underway, or about how they
got involved in something that
had become a lifelong avoca-
tion. I've heard many times that,
"We met at a wedding recep-
tion" or "I ran into him when I
was working at the office where
he used to visit." A dentist told
me about beginning in civil engi-
neering and deciding he would
better serve people by building
bridges in mouths rather than on


highways, and his beginning a
new career that was to change
his life.
A friend told me of his interest
in amateur radio being truck
when some- ,
one teased "
him and told
him that it was
a hobby for i
"intelligent .
people". Peo-
ple invariably
tell me about
turning points
and key per- Samuel S.
sons in their Thomas
walk in faith,
and where it all began to come
together.
The Christmas story, the
beginnings of a faith that
changed the world, begins by-
telling about a decree by a tyrant
and a carpenter with a betrothed
who must follow his edict about
the census. It is about how all
that was promised really got
started about the hope people
waited for was finally no longer
just a hope but becoming a reali-
ty in their time.


It is our remembrance of how
it really happened that God
would come into the world and
would share something here in
his creation. It is about being
found worthy and being one of
us. I am never tired of hearing
the story and many times some-
thing new will "jump out" to
show me something that was
there that I hadn't thought about
before. Like all of the great sto-
ries, it is a love story, and lets us
know that it is more than "they
lived happily ever after" but that
there are difficulties and strug-
gles along the way that makes it
all worthwhile.
There is .an Oriental saying
that, "A journey of a thousand
miles begins with a single step"
and for the faithful, Christmas is
that step. People no longer have
to wait and wonder, the journey
has begun and we take time out
yearly to remember how it
begun.
Each year the words of Isaiah,
quoted by Matthew, "the people
living in darkness have seen a
great light has dawned (chapter
4,verse 16)." The star in the East


is a sign of that light, the lights
that illuminate our homes in
recalling the story are that light,
the light in the eyes of children
as they shout, "It's Christmas" is
that light, and the light that
comes into the hearts of people
worshipping and hearing the
story begin once more: "And it
came to pass in those days..." is
that light. In John's Gospel we
hear also that, "In him was life,
and the life was the' light of men
chapterr, verse 4)." That light is
still with us; governments,
tyrants, social movements, polit-
ical upheaval, radical changes
have not been able to put it out.
The meaning of Christmas still is
with us the story remains.
We take time out during each
year to commemorate how it all
began for us; to give thanks to
God and to celebrate with one
another our many blessings and
gifts from the one who started
his journey in a stable on a cold
winter night, with a star to be a
guiding light to all who came
and that light being with us each
day ever after. Merry Christmas
and God's blessings to all.


Community Briefs


Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age


17 and provides individual and
family counseling at no cost to
families in Palm Beach County. As
hurricane Frances and its after-
math has heightened the prob-
lems and stress level for families
in Palm Beach County, the Youth


Service Bureau wants to reach
out to those families and offer the
help of licensed therapists who
will listen to their experience and
help them cope. Any parent or
adolescent needing help should
call the Youth Service Bureau
office at 992-1233 (Glades) to


obtain an appointment.
Weight
Watchers meet
Weight Watchers of the Glades
meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m. at the
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative,
on the fourth floor.


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Education

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Starks, who is also a client of hers,
jumped at the idea.
"We want to promote educa-
tion in the Glades," said Ms. Findley,
who moved to the area in October.
Those who contribute to the
foundation will see their initial con-
tribution matched by the PBCC
Foundation, according to Dr.
Robinson, who helped in setting
the scholarship fund.


Marina

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mode, according to Mr. Dowers.
The majority of the clean up is
done, though there are still some
things that must be cleared out.
At the present, companies have
pitched in to provide much-needed
help to the city in rehabilitating
Torry Island. Glades Correctional
Institution has pledged help
through the use of inmates in the
clean up, with private companies
also lending a helping hand.
Boyer Enterprises, a company
that in the past has donated thou-
sands of dollars in trees and land-
scaping services, once again
stepped up to assist in getting the
area cleaned up and prirfied for a
complete overhaul.
It's exactly what Belle Glade
needs at this point, according to Mr.
Dowers. That's perhaps the one


The two, Ms. Findley and Ms.
Starks, hope that the scholarship
foundation will be met well by the
community and have already set a
goal for the first year. According to
Ms. Starks, together with the help of
the college, and through their own
efforts, the two hope to enlist 100
individuals to contribute a $500
pledge each.
The goal is to raise a total of
$100,000, $50,000 pledged,
$50,000 matched.
If you are interested, you can
contact Dr. Robinson at the college,
993-1167.


positive, he said: That they now
have a clean slate to work with.
"The storm has opened our
eyes up to much bigger and better
things," Mr. Dowers said.
Before that happens, the infra-
structure will have to be tackled.
The storm damaged most of the
electrical boxes out at the marina,
effectively shutting out power from
the area. Sewer has been damaged
as well.
According to Mr. Dowers, the
city will continue to aggressively
pursue grant funding to help pay
for the improvements. Without
them, it would be difficult for the
city to forge ahead.
Though he said he is not sure
when the marina will be re-opened
to the public, he promises the city
will do what it can in getting it
done. "You got to move forward to
get that place up and running," he
said. "We're going to do whatever
it takes to get it back operational."


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Thursday, December 22, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Foley plea to senate: pass child protection


WASHINGTON D.C. Con-
gressman Mark Foley (FL-16), co-
chairman of the House Missing and
Exploited Children's Caucus, urged
the Senate to move forward on
child protection legislation that has
been stalled in the Senate since this
fall. The House passed its child pro-
tection bill in September by a bipar-
tisan vote of 371 to 52.
"Each day that passes is another
day lost to sex offenders who can
take advantage of loopholes and
gaps in our laws," said Foley. "The
senate has the ability to make good
on our promises to parents and vic-
tims of sexual predators to protect
children. I know parents across the
country are eager to see this legisla-
tion become law."
In November, John Walsh
urged the Senate in an editorial
- to move forward on the stalled
legislation as well, saying, "How
many more children and other vic-
tims need to suffer before our elect-
ed officials do the right thing and
pass this legislation. Enough is
enough. We see what these preda-
tors do and we know how easily
they disappear. Congress needs to
act now and pass this legislation
immediately. They owe it to Carlie
Brucia, Jessica Lunsford, Shasta


Groene and all the other precious
children who were abducted,
abused and murdered by .repeat
sex offenders."
Letter Foley sent to each mem-
ber of the Senate is provided below:
Dear Senator:
As co-chairman of the Congres-
sional Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren's Caucus, I respectfully urge
you to contact Majority Leader Frist
and Minority Leader Reid and ask
them to bring up either H.R. 3132,
the Children's Safety Act or S. 1086,
the Sex Offender Registration and
Notification Act, for a vote in the
Senate before you recess at the end
of the month. Passage of either of
these bills will save a child's life.
In the past few years, the term
"sex offender." seems to be repeat-
edly in the news. Most people
assume this means a person like
John Couey (the man convicted of
killing Jessica Lunsford) or Joseph
Smith (the man convicted of killing
Carlie Brucia). While both of these
crimes, which occurred in my
home state of Florida, are horrific
and despicable, stranger abduc-
tions and murders are not the typi-
cal sex offense.
Out of the more than 550,000
registered sex offenders in the Unit-


ed States, most are convicted of
sexual assault; possession, produc-
tion or distribution of child pornog-
raphy; kidnapping; child prostitu-
tion just to name a few.
There are overwhelming statis-
tics out there including the fact
that we are missing 100,000 to
150,000 sex offenders or that one in
five children ages 10-17 received a
sexual solicitation or approach
while on the Internet in the past
year. But, an example of what our
law enforcement is facing says it all:
I recently heard a story-which
I am deeply saddened to say hap-
pens more often than we could
imagine of a federal agent who
seized countless images of child
pornography. He told me that dur-
ing his raid of a couple's home he
found dozens of images of three-,
four- and five-year-old girls whose
eyes were swollen shut because of
all the crying they did when they
were being sexually assaulted and
.photographed. Upon further inves-
tigation it was discovered that
some of the pedophiles who com-
mitted these crimes were the chil-
dren's own parents!
These are the people we need
to keep track of, and that is what
H.R. 3132 and S. 1086 are designed


to do. These two bills contain,
among other things, an overhaul of
our nation's sex offender registra-
tion and notification laws. The bills
were drafted over year ago in con-
junction with the National Center
for Missing and Exploited Children,
the U.S. Department of Justice and
state law enforcement agencies.
They are not a knee jerk reaction to
recent events.
I know that there are some dif-
ferences outside of the scope of
the original legislation between
the two bills that are holding up
action in the Senate. However, we
cannot resolve those differences
unless the Senate acts on the bill.
Again, please contact your lead-
ership and ask them to have a floor
vote on either S. 1086 or H.R. 3132
before you recess at the end of this
month. You can stop another child
from being harmed. Please pass
the sex offender bill now.
Thank you for your considera-
tion.
Sincerely,
MarkFoley
Co-Chair, congressional
missing and exploited
children's caucus


Abducted girl is still Glades County Sheriff's


sought by authorities

OKEECHOBEE Law enforce-,
ment officials are searching for a 3-
year-old girl who was allegedly
abducted by her biological father in
November.
They are also concerned B .
because the girl suffers from asth-
ma and is on an inhaler, and they
are worried she may not be receiv- '' -.
ing her medication.
Missing is Frankesha Ali Berry. Frank Frankesha
Frankesha is African-American and David Berry Ali Berry
is described as standing three-feet
tall and weighing 32 pounds. Apparently Frankesha was in
When last seen on Nov. 25, she Okeechobee visiting her grand-
was wearing blue jeans and a blue mother When Frank Berry allegedly
jeans jacket and her hair was braid- put her in his GMC pickup truck
ed with white beads, and left the area.
According to the Okeechobee Although it's not known exactly
County Sheriff's Office, Frankesha where Frank Berry lives, it is
was reportedly taken by her biolog- known that he has family in Palm
ical father, Frank David Berry. Beach County.
Berry, 23, is also an African-Ameri- The child and her mother live in
can. He is five feet, four inches tall Monticello.
and weighs 120 pounds. He has a If anyone has information on
front tooth that is capped in gold, the whereabouts of Frankesha Alj
has "Nino" tattooed on his chest Berry, they are asked to contact the
and also has the tattoo of a panther Okeechobee County Sheriff's
on his right shoulder. Office at (863) 763-3117.


State agencies encourage


awareness of drunkenness


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) and the Florida Office of
Drug Control are sponsoring high
visibility DUI enforcement opera-
tions during the last three weeks of
December as part of the Drunk and
Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention
Month Enforcement Wave.
State and local law enforcement
agencies in all 67 Florida counties
have been asked to participate in
the DUI wave between Dec. 10,
2005 and Jan. 1,2006.
"There were 293 fatal traffic
crashes last year during the month
of December," said the Governor's
Highway Safety Representative and
FDOT Assistant Secretary Kevin
Thibault. "It was the worst month
for fatal crashes during 2004 and
contributed to the record fatality
numbers reported for the year."
The Florida Department of
Transportation and Florida Office of
Drug Control suggest the following
tips for those who plan on drinking
alcoholic beverages this holiday
season:
Don't risk getting sent to jail. If
you plan to drink, don't drive. Take
mass transit, a taxicab or ask a
sober friend to drive you home.
Choose a sober designated
driver before taking the first drink.
Designated drivers are -not those
individuals who drank the least. Be
sure the designated driver has had
nothing to drink before taking the


wheel.
Spend the night where the
activity or party is being held. Party
hosts should prepare accommoda-
tions or safe rides home for alcohol
consuming partygoers.
Party hosts should also make
sure all those consuming alcohol
are of legal drinking age.
Report impaired drivers to law
enforcement. Anyone can do this by
dialing *FHP on their cellular phone.
Always wear your safety belt.
This is the best defense against an
impaired driver.
"Substance abuse impaired
driving is not an accident it's a
crime that can be prevented," said
Florida Office of Drug Control
Director Jim McDonough. "There is
no excuse for substance abuse
impaired driving. People over the
age of 21 who choose to drink alco-
hol need to have a predetermined
plan of where they are going and
how they are getting there before
any alcohol enters their system."
The December holidays are tradi-
tionally one of the deadliest times of
the year on the nation's highways,
and driving under the influence of
alcohol and/or drugs accounts for 40
percent of the problem.
A partial list of the DUI enforce-
ment activities being conducted
during the 3D Month DUI Enforce-
ment Wave is available on the You
Drink and Drive. You Lose. Web
site, www.fl-dui.com.


Bird watching
This Florida Red Shouldered Hawk paid a visit to a
clothesline pole near a house up on the Kissimmee
Prairie Thursday, Dec. 7.


Office Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact
the newspaper upon the final dis-
position of their case, may do so
for publication.

Dec.5
Billy Bailey, 27, of Ft. Laud-
erdale, was arrested by Deputy
Shannon McGrory on an active
warrant for VOP. He remains in
custody with no privilege of bond.
Leslie Camel, 31, of Belle Glade
was arrested by Deputy Shannon
McGrory on an active warrant for
VOP. He remains in custody with
no privilege of bond.
Tommie Thicklin, 30, of Clewis-
ton was arrested by Detective Steve
Harris on the charge of DWLS and


an active St. Lucie County warrant.
He remains in custody with bond
set at $750.

Dec. 7
Rebecca Smith, 20, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Holly Ramsey on an active warrant
for VOP. Shewas later ROR'ed.

Dec.10
Elton Huston, 55, of Palmdale
was arrested by Deputy Robert
Davis on the charge of DUI. He was
later released on a $750 surety
bond.
Donald Brown, Jr., 44, of Lake-
port was arrested by Deputy Tito
Nieves on the charge of DWLS and
an active Lee County warrant. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$1,000.


Stolen four-wheeler
recovered by HC SO
Acting on information
received by a concerned citizen
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigation
Division recovered a 2006 yellow
in color Suzuki Quad 700 4X4
ATV before the owner was aware
it had been stolen. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee stated that the tip led investi-
gators to 3004 Lady Lane near
LaBelle where Lionel Pequeno
voluntarily opened a shed that
contained a four-wheeler. Fur-
ther investigation revealed the
four-wheeler had been stolen
from the residence of Sonja
Jameson at 4560 Ft. Denaud
Road. Pequeno was charged
with grand theft and booked into
the Hendry County Jail.


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Winter Semester Schedule 2006

Beginning January 3, 2006 thru March 17, 2006

BASIC AND HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETING
"Day Lab Classes: Hours are 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Begin End
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A|,1 9AND HIGH SCHOOL (OMPLET)ON
Begin End
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ABE 9900004-214 Tues/Thur 1/3/2006 3/16/2006 6:30 pm 9:30 pm None Mr. Griffith Day Lab
GED Preparation 9900026-213 Mon/Wed 1/9/2006 3/15/2006 6:30 pm 9:30 pm None M. Plum Day Lab
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March 2006
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29. 2006 6:30 p.m.


Sheriff's Office to
sponsor training class
Sheriff Ronnie Lt,. : 'eased
to announce that persons lita,
ested in becoming an auxiliary
deputy sheriff will be able to
complete their training here in
Hendry County. Stating the
important role of the auxiliary,
Sheriff Lee has arranged with the
Southwest Florida Criminal Jus-
tice Academy in Fort Myers for a
course to be held in Hendry
County to make it more conven-
ient for those wishing to attend.
Class dates and times are being
scheduled and will be
announced in the near future.
For more information on the
auxiliary and/or to sign up for
the class, please contact Nick
Smith at (863) 674-4060 ext. 102.




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Letters to Santa


Editor's note: The following let-
ters were typed as written.
Glades Day School
second grade
Dear Santa,
Santa, I have been very good
this yea. I will give you milk and
cokese all I want for Christmas is
an I-pod and to spend it with the
people I love.
Jasmine Hand
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I
want a little four wheeler, motorcy-
cle and the same romper. I want a
100,000 dollars. I will bring you
come cookies and milk. I love you
Santa.
Love,
Dillon McMillan
Dear Santey,
I love you because you are my


favorite boy in the whole wide
world. Do you knowwhy I like you.
You give me presents at Christmas.
Santa, I love you in the world.
Santa, I love you give me all my
presents! I love you and trust me I
was very good!
GabbyTellechea
Dear Santa,
I been very good this year. I will
leav cookies and milk for you. I will
need a radio and an I podan I dog
and an Lego Knights Kingdom and
a Dog and a roller book sack. Pin-
ball mshene and a bombox and a
phone too. Christmas eve is the day
the Jesus was born. I like Christ-
mas.
DanielJ
Dear Santa
I have been really good this year.
For Christmas I want an electric
guitar, a chicken limbo, some nice
clothes, a computer, a fourwhleer,


a new powerwheels and I will
leave you milk and cookies.
Sara Smith
Glades Day School
third grade
Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been a
very good this year. My list is very
short this ear. I need new T.V. and
VCR because mine got messes up
when Hurricane Wilma came
here. I also want A Dukes of Haz-
ard movie and play station game.
Merry Christmas.
Aaron Murrish
Dear, Santa
This year I am asking for a new
bike. The bike I have is to small for
me and is very rusted. If I can have
a new bike my legs can move
faster. When I was ridding my bike
I twisted my foot because the bike


is very small. I would like a colorful
bike. I want it to be very big. I like to
ride bikes a lot. My old one is very
ugly. I like to ride my bike everyday.
I would for my new bike to have a
lot of pretty colors like pink, red,
purple, and blue. I love bikes a lot.
Amanda Hemandez
Dear Santa
Merry Christmas!
I think I have been good this
year. I would like an electric scoot-
er with a seat that goes 15 miles
and with a range of 10 miles. This is
so I can go around the neighbor-
hood 10 times. I can ride it every-
day if it charges in 5-6 hours. It may
not fit under the tree so you may by
you could put it on the couch. Also
can you get me a Robasapich? I
heard it can repeat what you say.
It can walk and do lots of stuff,
Thank you Santa Have a safe trip!
Richard Garcia


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Canal Point
Elementary School
Canal Point Elementary
School's students, parents and staff
enjoyed a holiday family night on
Tuesday, Dec. 13. There were over
125 people in attendance. Students
listened to holiday stories, made
Christmas ornaments, played Holi-
day Bingo, wrote letters to Santa
and enjoyed delicious Christmas
cookies. Exciting door prizes were
also given away. The following
won $25 Wal-Mart gift cards:
Nancy Calderon, Katrina Cruz,
Kareem Kahook and Lela
Osborne. The following students
won Disney Character book bags:
Jennifer Toribio, Miguel Haro,
Frankie Hernandez, and Moneysha
Pierre, Justin Baker, Fatima Alfaro,
Geraldine Jenkins, April Robinson
and Jannard Jackson. Maria Her-
nandez was the lucky winner of
the peppermint candy-guessing jar.
She guessed the closest number to
the actual number of candies that
were in the jar. Thank you to all the
students and parents who came
out to enjoy some holiday fun!
Coaches reading
challenge winners
The winners of the challenge
this week are: Gabby Garcia, Jan-
nard Jackson, Tahanajah Curry
and Jennifer Paniagua. These stu-
dents read each night for at least 20
minutes! They received a great
book and holiday items!
Caught being
good winners
Ms. Baker's and Mr. Napier's
classes were "caught being good".
They enjoyed ice cream with Mrs.
Smith on Friday!
Academic focus
Kindergarten students are
studying matter. This week that
made ice cream using cream,
sugar, dry ice and plastic bags.
They observed matter as it takes on
different forms. The ice cream was
YUMMY! The students and staff of
Canal Point Elementary School
wish everyone a safe and happy


Hae you been turned down
fora loan? Do you need more
than $10.000 for cay reason?
Are you paying more than
7% interest on any. other loans
or credit cards?
If you are a homeowner
and answered "yes" to any of
these questions, they can
tell you over the phone and
without obligation if you
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High edit card t? Less-
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holiday season!
Dates to note
Dec. 23-Jan. 9-winter break
Glade View
Elementary School

Character Counts
Palm Beach Post character
counts award for the month of
November.
Ms. Mary 0. Evans, Principal of
Glade View Elementary School, is
proud to select Jolaine Louis-
Charles a 5th grade student at
Glade View Elementary School, for
the Palm Beach Post Character
Counts Award for her extraordi-
nary distinguished personality.
Jolaine is very dedicated to her aca-
demics and is extremely commit-
ted to her schoolwork.
Jolaine is very respectful and
responsible. Jolaine displays
respectful behavior in and out of
the classroom. She exhibits a high
level of personal integrity, with a
desire to achieve academically, and
a willingness to cooperate with
peers and adults. Her attitude and
sincere approach to life are recog-
nizable while on campus. Her
peers admire her for displaying
good citizenship, being kind and
generous.
Jolaine Louis-Charles is worthy
of this Palm Beach Post Character
Counts Award because of all her
special efforts that she has mani-
fested.
Reading counts
principal's challenge
Principal Mary 0. Evans began
Reading Counts Principal's Chal-
lenge on Sept. 26, 2005 through
Nov. 29, 2005. All Glade View stu-
dents Kindergarten through Fifth
Grade earned points, which quali-
fied them for the Awards ceremo-
ny. The Awards Ceremony was
held on Friday, Dec. 9, in the cafeto-
rium. Students who met the princi-
pal's challenge received a formal
invitation for their parents to attend
the ceremony.
The Mistress of Ceremony was


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doesn't matter!
Ify ouare a homeowner with
sufficient equity, there's an
excellent chance you will
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within 24 hours.
You can find out over the
phone-and free of charge-
if you qualify. Honey Mae
Home Loans is licensed by
the Florida Dept. of
Financial Services.
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Mrs. Teresa Bledsoe: The guest
speaker was Ms. Vivian Green. Ms.
Green spoke to the audience about
the Reading Counts program and
the number of students who
earned the Principal's Challenge.
She stressed the importance of
reading and encouraged the stu-
dents to continue on this path
toward success.
Each student received a medal-
lion, CD player, trophy, a free trip to
the movies and a certificate. The
first Principal's Challenge Awards
Recipients are: Acknowledgments
and closing remarks were made by
the principal. Refreshments were
served. Parents enjoyed refresh-
ments with their children.
Employee of the month
On Monday, Dec. 5, Mrs. Mary
0. Evans, Principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Mrs.
LueEllen Bryant as the employee of
the month for December. Mrs.
Bryant has worked at Glade View
Elementary for 23 years in the cafe-
teria. She has worked as a baker,
cashier and now works as a Head
Cook. She enjoys cooking food,
deserts and baking. Mrs. Bryant
takes care of the students and staff
of GVES and she looks forward to
their smiling faces daily. Glade
View Elementary thanks Mrs.
LueEllen Bryant for her commit-
ment and dedication to Glade View
Elementary School. (Picture
Included of Mrs. Evans & Mrs.
Bryant)
S.A.C. & P.T.O. meeting, fourth
grade parent training
Glade View Elementary S.A.C.
and P.T.O. Meeting was held on
Tuesday, Dec. 13. The SAC Meeting
began at 6 p.m. in the media cen-
ter. Parents, volunteers, communi-
ty supporters and community busi-
ness partners are always welcome
and invited. Please plan to attend
our monthly meetings and be a
part of the decision making
process. 4th grade FCAT Parent
Training began at 7 p.m., immedi-
ately following the SAC & PTO
meeting. Parents received informa-
tion on the FCAT Writing, Reading
and Mathematics Tests. Door
prizes were given and refresh-
ments were served.


Glades Day School
As a result of this year's hurri-
canes, Glades Day School decided
to postpone this year's Fall Festival.
The annual fundraiser had to be
held in December, and school offi-
cials deemed it appropriate to call it
Holiday Fest. Despite the difficulties
in rescheduling the event, the
turnout was tremendous, with the
elementary booths setting records
across the board. The high school
booths, however, failed to match
last year's performance. Also tak-
ing place at the Holiday Fest was
the annual car raffle, this year's
grand prize being a new 2005
Chevrolet Malibu. Out of 650 par-
ticipants, Tina and Jim McMillan
were the winners. A shotgun and
two Dooney & Burke purses were
also raffled, and the winners were
Sheila Sanchez, Abby Moss, and
Breanne Reynolds, respectively.
Glades Day activities director, Terri
Royal, has received numerous pos-
itive comments, especially regard-
ing the elementary kids, who
reportedly had a blast. Accompa-
nied by great weather and plenty of
holiday cheer, this year's Holiday
Fest was a hit.
In other news, Glades Day's Fel-
lowship of Christian Athletes held
its annual Christmas Party and
scavenger hunt at the home of
Chuck and Terri Royal on Friday,
Dec. 16. Debbie Allen contributed
to the event with her "T" was the
night before Christmas" scav-
engers hunt which sent the kids all
over town asking friends and
neighbors for all sorts of interesting
items. FCA sponsor Angee
Lohmann commented, "The kids
really look forward to the party
each year, and this year's event was
our most successful yet. We had a
great turnout and the scavenger
hunt was tons of fun, as usual."
Over 40 students participated in the
festive event held annually to cele-
brate the Christmas Season.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 was the
last day of the semester for the stu-
dents at Glades Day, so they will all
be home enjoying the Christmas
break until Jan. 9, 2006. Happy
Holidays to everyone!


Sun School Briefs


Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is reg-
istering now for 2005-2006. For
information, please call Ms. Mary
Rainey at (561) 993-5000, or pick
up registration forms at 710 S.
Main Street, in Belle Glade.
Applications for free
or reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may
be submitted at any time
throughout the school year. The
previously mentioned deadline
of July 15 was given to ensure
the 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
application, please call (888)
383-2025. Parents may also pick
up an application in English,
Spanish, Portuguese, or Creole
at any Palm Beach County
School.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children and
mentors are needed for the pro-
gram. Please call Lee Washington
to refer a child needing a mentor
or a volunteer to be a mentor at
(561) 602-6146 (Glades area).
Background screening and train-
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These three Christmas cards postmarked in the 1920s all send "warm wishes" from Florida. Greeting cards from the early years
of the century were postcards and cost a penny to send.


Florida Christmas mail is unique


By MaryAnn Morris
The Town of Christmas near
Fort Christmas on State Road 50 ,
between Orlando and Titusville, w..
has its own post office, founded in "
1892. Today, it postmarks around FS '
400,000 pieces of mail. "Christmas
Florida".
In the pioneer days, before early
settlements and towns had post
offices of their own, mail got where *
it was going by the grace of God
and the kindness of neighbors.
Whoever was going to the nearest
town on business might pick up
any local mail and bring it back to
his home settlement. The first post
office in "Tantie", which was. to
become Okeechobee, was said to
be in a box under the bed of the
postmistress, Mattie Raulerson
Walker.
Christmas is a major holiday
here in Florida. We not only have a
Christmas parade, we have boat -
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WASHINGTON, D.C. The
Senate passed a measure provid-
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incentives to boost low-income
housing construction for Florida


victims of hurricanes Rita and
Wilma.
The measure was advocated
by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson, a
democrat, and Mel Martinez, a


republican, as part of a broader
package of tax incentives aimed
at helping the rebuilding efforts
mostly along the Gulf coast in
the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
"These last two hurricane
seasons have been historical,
and the destruction our con-
stituents have faced is unprece-
dented," Nelson and Martinez
wrote in a letter to Senate lead-


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Specifically, their measure
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receives to use as incentives for
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Sen. Martinez gets funding

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By Pete Gawda
KISSIMMEE RIVER There
is good news for those environ-
mentalists that have been eager-
ly awaiting the completion of the
Kissimmee River restoration.
Construction was scheduled
to begin on Phase II in 2007.
However, on Dec. 1 the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
announced that construction
would begin in January of 2006.
Phase I of the project, was
completed in 2001.
COE spokesman Barry Vorce
stated that the timetable for the
project was moved up because
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez was
instrumental in securing funding
for the project.
Original plans had called for
Phase II to begin at the southern
end of the reconstructed area
and proceed downriver. What
will actually happen, according
to South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD)
spokesperson Missy Barletto, is
that construction will begin at
the northern end of the complet-
ed reconstruction and go upriver
to the first weir that is located
near the southern boundary of
the Kissimmee Prairie State
Park.
Her organization is responsi-
ble for acquisition of land for the
reconstruction, while COE is
responsible for construction and
backfill.
She said that purchase of
land on the southern end of the


reconstruction area was close to
schedule. The recent purchase
of a large tract of land from
Lykes Brothers was the last large
tract of land to be bought. She
said there are still some 30
landowners who own smaller
parcels, and that dealing with
them will take more time.
Mrs. Barletto said it would
take about 18 months to com-
plete construction of this phase.
During that time navigation on
the river will be interrupted.
"I am impressed with the
progress I've seen today," said
Sen. Martinez at the conclusion
of a tour of Phase I on Dec. 1. "As
a result of the Corps' (COE)
work, we are seeing the restora-
tion of an environmental legacy
of which we can all be proud.
The Corps calls it Phase I I call
it progress."
Phases II and III of the project
will restore an additional 27
miles of the river and reclaim
14,000 acres of wetland,
increase colonization of plant
and animal species and improve
sport fishing.
"The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is proud to be a part-
ner in restoring this key element
of the central and south Florida
ecosystem," announced Assis-
tant Secretary of the Army John
Paul Woodley. "This project will
not only return the Kissimmee to
its natural state, it will also
reclaim 26,000 acres of valuable
wetlands, enhance habitat and
provide flood protection."


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and fill your heart with gladness.
It's been a pleasure seeing you this past year.
We hope to see you again soon in 2006!
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attack. He joined because he
wanted to become a Highway
Patrolman and knew that having a
military background would give
him the edge he needed to
achieve his goal.
"I don't think he ever told his
dad," he was enlisting, Doug
Manger, Donna's husband, said. "I
think his dad told him, 'What are
you nuts?"'
Doug, a firefighter with the
Belle Glade Fire Department, was
able to spend time with Jimmy
when Jimmy came over to visit his
mother in the Glades.
That's when Doug found out
Jimmy was a Gators fan. Being a
rabid Seminole fan, Doug would
watch ESPN with Jimmy and,
when they disagreed, they'd
throw pillows against one another
until one or the other gave up
bragging rights.
"He was a character," Doug
said of Jimmy. "He was very out-
going, real polite. He was the best
kid out of the whole bunch. I only
met him three times, but he's the
type of person who after 20 min-
utes made you feel like you'd
known him your entire life."
Donna never questioned her
son's decision to enter the army.
But as it often occurs with parents,
the thought of her Jimmy being
hurt while serving weighed heavi-
ly in her mind.
Even then, Donna tried to sup-
press her doubts.
On Nov. 22, only a few days
before the attack, she received
correspondence from Jimmy by e-
mail, the message of which would
fill her with a prescient feeling that
haunted her that day.
"Hey, ma. I'm fine. It's been a
rough week, though. We've lost
quite a few people in the last cou-
ple of days. Ten to be exact. One


was a buddy of mine. We have
been doing a lot of missions to
find the (people) that are setting
up bombs to kill us, so we are all
pretty tired. I have to get going. I
will write more when I get a
chance. Love y'all, Jimmy."
Back at work, Donna remem-
bers being a wreck. The message
kept repeating in her mind. Even
her boss, City Manager Houston
Tate, noticed and offered encour-
agement. Other co-workers also
tried to comfort her.
Donna, though, had a bad feel-
ing about it all. Though the fear
had entered her mind before, it
had never gripped her like it did
after she read the letter. The
strength of it was strong inside her.
On Dec. 3, those fears were
realized.
At approximately 5:30 a.m. that
day in Bayji, Iraq, heavy mortar
struck Jimmy's forward operating
base as he slept. Eighteen soldiers
were wounded. His was the only
casualty. He was 21, assigned at
the time of his death to the 1st
Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment,
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st
Airborne Division, Fort Campbell,
KY.
Doug was there when Donna
received the phone call.
He was in the shower when the
phone rang. "I heard this tremen-
dous sound," Doug remembered.
"I thought the dog had gotten out
and was run over. She weeped and
sobbed for five minutes. All she
could say was 'Jimmy'.
"All I could do was fall to the
side of the tub and.cry. It was half
an hour before we were able to
talk to each other. We laid in a
wasteland all day."
Last week, the family prepared
to fly to Virginia for Jimmy Shel-
ton's burial at Arlington.
Almost two weeks have passed
since the day he died though
the family's loss is still palpable.
They remembered him at a


service held at McGregor Baptist
Church in Ft. Myers.
A consummate prankster,
Jimmy was known for pulling one
over his closest friends. A friend
remembered one prank especial-
ly. Jimmy had a teacher whose
fright of cats that teacher never
hid. Jimmy remembered the
detail and, for one Christmas, pre-
sented the dear teacher with a box
with a cat waiting inside. Needless
to say, the teacher was thrilled,
though not in the normal sense of
the word.
Many others had kind things to
say of him.
"It was hard to make him
mad," his mother remembered.
"He was like me."
Jimmy's death has placed the
focus on Jennifer, Jimmy's sister,
who will be entering the Navy
soon. With Jimmy lost to the cur-
rent war that rages on, the family
is concerned for their daughter.
But both Donna and Doug
know Jennifer must go.
Jennifer herself remains com-
mitted to what she has set out to
do.
When news of Jimmy's death
reached the family, the Navy made
accommodations for Jennifer to
return to Belle Glade before she
had to head back out to her new
station.
She had time to pore over the
next step.
She said she was ready for what
may come as she sat at the edge of
the couch, next to her mother, and
snuck glances at her as she spoke.
"Everyone who joins the military,
they know what they are getting
into," Jennifer said. Jimmy's
death, she said, "Just makes me
want to do it more."
How the war will find Jennifer,
no one really knows.
It is the same war that has cost
Donna her son, though she said it
won't take her memory of him.
She faces many questions in


the wake of Jimmy's death -
questions no mother ever longs to
answer in her lifetime, or be faced
with. Among other things, she
must face the cold irony of losing a
son who lived his life without ene-
mies, yet died at the fury of anoth-
er in battle.
Donna sat in her living room
last week with a full display of
Jimmy's pictures laid out before
her across the table. Pictures of
Jimmy as a young man sat next to
pictures of him as a child. In each
shot, Jimmy smiled.
Her hand ran through the stack
of them, looking every now and
then for a specific picture of her
boy, coming upon one of his last
pictures, in military garb and with .
his beaming smile to decorate his
face.
With his eyes warm in cheer,
and his grin stretching from cheek
to cheek, it is Jimmy as he
always was, and as he will always
be remembered.
Donna wouldn't want it any
other way.
Today, or perhaps tomorrow,
when she looks in the mirror to
see Jimmy's face staring back in
the reflection, in the strong fea-
tures she passed on to him the
two look much alike she will
fight against being caught by the
emptiness.
Jimmy wouldn't want it any
otherway.
"He wouldn't want any of us to
be sad," Donna said. "He would
want us to be proud of him and be


happy. Because he was happy, hand, and looked deeply into the
"It's hard for me to tell anybody portrait. He was a country boy. He
about Jimmy," Donna said while loved fishing. He loved everybody.
she held the picture firmly in He was myyoungestson."




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more.
Sometimes that means that
the residents leave the sales in
plain sight throughout the season.
At night, you can still make out
the remnants of the previous
morning's sales, and sometimes
unappealing leftovers of the sales
litter lawns.
"It makes them [property
owners] look bad," City Manager
Lillie Latimore said last week as
she explained the new ordinance.
If the commission decides to
approve the new ordinance, that
should change, she said.
The ordinance sets up restric-
tions for peddlers and itinerant
vendors. The restrictions include:
The operation of stationary ped-
dlers will be limited to twice a
month, unless the stationary ped-
dler is operating in a designated
flea market area. If not operating
in a flea market area, the peddler
is not allowed to leave signs or
goods outside in the yard or on
the property during the hours that
the sale is not operating. The city
will take special effort to ensure
that the place of the sales is left in
"a clean and presentable man-


ner" with no evidence that a sta-
tionary peddler operates at the
location.
The issue was first brought up
by one of the city commissioners
at a previous meeting. The com-
mission then set the restrictions to
be included in the ordinance.
The city commission approved
the first reading of the ordinance
Dec. 13. It is expected they will
approve the second and final
reading of the ordinance at a
future meeting of the city com-
mission. Once that happens, the
city will actively enforce the new
measure.


The ordinance will also extend
to unlicensed fruit vendors that
can be seen sometimes in differ-
ent locations throughout the year
offering goods. Some of the ven-
dors, according to city officials,
have for years sold the fruits and
vegetables without asking for per-
mission or requesting a license
from the city to do so.
After the first reading's
approval by the commission,
Commissioner Henry Crawford
said he hoped the ordinance, if
passed, is strictly enforced. "It def-
initely needs to be enforced," he
said. "That's the problem."


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Thursday, December 22, 2005


Toys-4-Tots tournament a success


CLEWISTON The Bass
Busters Team Tournament Trail
hosted the 15th Annual Toys-4-
Tots Bass Tournament in Clewis-
ton this past weekend. Twenty-
Seven teams participated and
over 200 toys were collected for
the children of Clewiston.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment will help distribute these
toys to children in the local
Hendry County area. A special


thanks to all who participated
and all of the local folks in
Clewiston that added to the
number of toys collected.
Tournament results were as
followed:
First place overall with a total
weight of 16.83 pounds were
Jim Medlin and Mike Cass.
Second place went to the
team of Horton and Horton with
a total weight of 14.16 pounds.


Third Place went to the team
of Lorenzo and Roger with a
total weight of 13.97 pounds.
Fourth place went to the
team of Walt Reynolds and Fred
Barkas with a total weight of
13.62 Pounds.
Fifth place went to the team
of Aymon Wilcox and Kevin
Thomas with a total weight of
13.58 Pounds.
Largest Bass of the tourna-


ment went to the team of Sims
and Blackburn with an 8.02-
pound lunker.
Second place Big Bass was
caught by the team of Lou Liptak
and Jim Wrabel and weighed in
at 6.18 pounds.
Once again, thank you to all
those who fished and especially
of the folks who donated toys for
the children of the Clewiston
area.


Twenty-two duck hunters are bagged


SuDminea 1to0 NI
The Clewiston Hoop Shoot winters are from left front row,
Colton Irey 8-9 winner, Samuel Rios 10-11 winner, and Daniel
Holligan 10-11 runner-up. From left, back row, Whitney Irey
12-13 winner, Chelsea Barrineau, 10-11 winner, Ra'Vin Lee
12-13 winner, Trevor Jackson 12-13 runner-up.


Clewiston Elks


Hoop Shoot Contest


CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Elks Lodge #1853 held their
annual Hoop Shoot competition
on Dec. 10, at the Clewiston Mid-
dle School Gymnasium. Children
between the ages of 8 and 13
competed in the free throw shoot-
ing contest.
The winners in each age group
were:
Boys 8-9 year olds: Colton Irey
Boys 10-11 year olds: Samuel
Rios
Boys 12-13 year olds: Ra'Vin
Lee
Girls 10-11 year olds: Chelsea


Barrineau
Girls 12-13 year olds: Whitney
Irey
The Boys 12-13-year-old con-
test was especially exciting as
Ra'vin Lee and Trevor Jackson
tied after the regular 25 shot con-
test and had to do three, five-shot
tiebreakers before a winner could
be determined.
The winners from this contest
will represent Clewiston in Dis-
trict competition, which will be
held in Pahokee in January. Good
luck to all of our winners!


Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) Conservation Commis-
sion officers cited 22 hunters for
illegally taking waterfowl over
the weekend during a special
enforcement detail on Lake
Okeechobee.
In addition to those arrests,
which were mostly for misde-
meanor waterfowl violations,
FWC officers issued 30 warnings
during the opening weekend of
the second phase of waterfowl
season. Other arrests are pend-
ing.
During the two-day opera-
tion, officers checked 438
hunters and 193 vessels. Those
arrested live in West Palm
Beach, Jupiter, Fort Pierce, Fort
Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Sara-
sota. Most were released with
notices to appear in court.


FWC officials are planning
similar details during the season,
which closes Jan. 29. Duck hunt-
ing regulations are somewhat
complex. The daily bag limit on
ducks is six, but there are differ-
ent daily limits for each species.
For instance, within that six-bird
limit there can only be one black
duck, one mottled duck, one ful-
vous whistling-duck, one pintail
and one canvasback (but only
during canvasback season).
Only two of the six can be red-
heads, wood ducks or scaup,
and hunters may only take four
scoters or mallards (of which
only two can be female).
All other species of ducks
may be taken up to the six-bird
limit, except harlequin ducks.
The taking or attempting to take
harlequins is illegal. The daily


Belle Glade champ


to meet with Sheriff


limit on coots is 15, and there is a
five-bird limit on mergansers,
only one of which may be hood-
ed.
Anyone hunting on a wildlife


management areas (WMA) must
also have a WMA permit. Duck
hunters also must have a Florida
waterfowl permit and a federal
duck stamp.


Lake Area Varsity

Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
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Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Boys Basketball:
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:
Jan. 7: Hosts Hendry County Invita-
tional
Jan. 11: At Glades Central
Jan. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational at
Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at Clear-
water Central
Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals


Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lakeland
Girls Soccer:
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:
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 (Del-
ray), Home, 7p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2 p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45 p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 5: Trinity Christian, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 7: Ft. Pierce Central, Home,
2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10: King's Academy, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2 p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home, 7
p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home, 4:30
p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage (Planta-
tion), Away, 5:30 p.m.


BELLE GLADE Fourteen-year-
old Verbain Curry, of Belle Glade,
is the Police Athletic League's
(PAL) state of Florida Silver Gloves
champion and was honored Dec.
19, by Palm Beach County Sheriff,
Ric Bradshaw in West Palm
Beach. Joining Curry was 20 of
his PAL teammates and his Belle
Glade coach, Willie Wiggens.
The 2005 2006 Florida Silver
Gloves Championship took place
Dec. 2-3. The tournament
brought approximately 125 kids
and coaches from PAL Leagues
and Recreation Programs
throughout Florida to compete
for the state championship.
Each state has an individual
tournament and youths from
respective areas compete to
become State Silver Glove Cham-
pions. This tournament is
designed to motivate and bring
out the very best in the young ath-
letes and give the young athletes
opportunities they can only
dream about. It gives the PAL
boxer an opportunity to become
a Florida State Champion as well
as allowing them to spend quality
time with positive adult role mod-
els and their teammates. The
tournament allows law enforce-
ment officers to mentor at-risk
youths encouraging them to do
well in school and to stay away
from gangs, drugs, alcohol,
tobacco and other at-risk hazards.
The PAL Program is a Juvenile


Sports Brief

Volunteers wanted
CLEWISTON Wanted: New
and improved Clewiston Cougars
board members for the 2006-year.
If you think you have what it takes
to help make the Clewiston Cougar
organization a great success,
please come out and vote for new
board members. The Clewiston
Cougars need the help of the com-
munity to elect a board that would
be beneficial to our children. Our
children are very important and
special, so please come out and
support the cougars.


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Crime Prevention Program that
gets at risk youths off the streets
and under a roof with law
enforcement officers and positive
adult role models. The program is
a proactive approach to juvenile
crime. The PAL Boxing Program is
designed to reduce juvenile delin-
quents with the reduction of juve-
nile lawbreakers we will have a
reduction in crime. With the
reduction of crime, less time and
money is spent prosecuting and
incarcerating kids. The PAL Box-
ing Philosophy is to turn potential
juvenile delinquents into produc-
tive law abiding individuals.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office PAL Program has been
in existence for 10 years. There
have been over 150 kids enrolled
in the program since its inception.
Verbain has been a member of
the program for three years.


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Local companies share their holiday


WELLINGTON On Thurs-
day, Dec. 8, the offices of Cocuy,
Burns & Company, Joanna &
Ben Boynton, Donia Adams
Roberts and Laura Boynton King
hosted "An Evening to Celebrate
the Magic of Family," to benefit
the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Wellington and Belle Glade.
Over 350 attendees partici-
pated in this 5th Annual Holiday
Party, which collected numerous
toys and raised over $1,000.
Both children and adults
enjoyed the entertainment pro-
vided by a magician, clown, and
face painters, a quartet from
Dreyfus School of the Arts and the
musical talents of David Conley.
The family oriented theme
was a new concept this year,
explains Joanna Boynton. "We
wanted to host an event in
which people could bring their
children or even grandchildren


to and everyone would truly
enjoy themselves," she said.
Other additions to the party
included the toy drive and raffle.
"Our holiday party is one of the
ways we like to thank our clients
for their trust and support," said
Juan Cocuy. "This year we also
wanted to give something back
to the families of the western
communities."
The Boys & Girls Club
emphasizes educational, voca-
tional, social, recreational,
health, leadership and character
building skills in a safe and posi-
tive environment. Although
clubs asks for only a $20 mem-
bership fee per child, actual
annual expenses run approxi-
mately $1,000 per child. Funds
raised from the party will help
offset some of these costs for
much needed after-school and
summer programming.


Submitted to INI
From left to right, Tom Burns, Donia Adams Roberts, Juan
Cocuy, Ben Boynton, Joanna Boynton and Laura Boynton
King were all in attendance at a special fundraiser that col-
lected toys and funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of America in
Wellington and Belle Glade.


Florida among



top bureaus


GAINSVILLE For the
third consecutive year, Florida
Farm Bureau Federation has
earned Awards for Excellence
in the five program areas eval-
uated by the American Farm
Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Florida will be among the 35
state Farm Bureaus that will be
recognized on Jan. 9, at the
awards and entertainment
session of the 87th annual
convention of the AFBF in
Nashville, Tenn.
"It is gratifying to have our
organization recognized for
the third year for outstanding
performance in every pro-
gram area," said Carl B. Loop,
Jr., president of the Florida


Farm Bureau. "I believe it indi-
cates our progress toward
achieving our organizational
vision:
"'Florida Farm Bureau will
be the most effective, influen-
tial and respected Farm
Bureau in the nation and will
be recognized as Florida's
Voice of Agriculture.'"
The State Awards Program
examines state Farm Bureaus'
performance in the following
program areas:
Agricultural Education and
Promotion
Leadership Development
Member Services
Policy Implementation
Public Relations


Denise Valz appointed chief executive officer for Girl Scouts


New CEO brings over
17 years experience
in girl scouting
Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc. (GSPGC) has
named Denise Valz as chief exec-
utive officer. Ms. Valz will over-
see the operations for the coun-
cil, which serves six counties
including Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Glades,
Indiantown and Hendry.


Prior to
joining
GSPGC, Inc., .
Ms. Valz
served in vari-
ous manage-
ment positions .-
for Girl Scouts
of Virginia Sky- -
line Council
for more than Denise
17 years, most Valz
recently as
their chief operating officer. She
remains active in the Association


of Girl Scout Executive Staff, a
national organization for Girl
Scout professionals, and recently
represented GSPGC, along with
30 other girls and adults, at the
50th Girl Scout National Council
Session in Atlanta, GA. in Octo-
ber.
"This is a very exciting time to
be involved in Girl Scouting,"
said Ms. Valz. "The Girl Scout
Movement continues to evolve
and grow to promote the per-
sonal growth and leadership


development for girls and young
women. I strongly believe in this
organization and am honored to
be the CEO of such a historic
council."
Before becoming a Girl Scout
executive, Ms. Valz served as an
eligibility specialist for the
Staunton Department of Social
Services, Support Enforcement
Investigator and as Financial Ser-
vices Specialist at the regional
level for the Virginia Department
of Social Services. While


Boy Scout Troop 619 finishes their hiking badge


On Saturday, Dec. 10, troop
members started out on their final
hike required for their hiking
merit badge. They started work-
ing on the badge back in May with
a hike around the city. To com-
plete the badge, the boys have
completed five, 10-mile hikes and
one 20 miler.
The troop went to the Kissim-
mee Prairie Preserve State Park
located 25 miles northwest of
Okeechobee via U.S. 441 and
County Road 724. The park has
110 miles of dirt roads allowing
hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians
to explore prairies, wetlands, and
shady hammocks.
Troop 619 did their last 20
miles at the park walking a third
of the hike in ankle to knee-deep
water, and another third through
muddy bogs. Twenty miles is not
an easy hike to complete in one
day on dry land add in mud
holes and swamp and the troop
completed a fine accomplish-
ment.
In addition to hiking, the boys
enjoyed meals cooked over a


Submitted to INI/Annette Spears
Boy Scouts Troop 619 had to walk through a lot of water to get though their 20-mile hike in
the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Saturday, Dec. 10.


campfire, camping out, and see-
ing otters, white tail deer, and a
gopher turtle.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is
one of the few places left where
there are no power poles, roads,
or cellular towers. The only thing
that might disturb your pristine
visit to the park is an occasional
plane high in the sky.


employed at Girl Scouts of Vir- served as an Elder of Bethel Pres
ginia Skyline Council, Ms. Valz byterian Church. She received
was a member of the Roanoke Bachelor of Science Degree i
Chapter of the Executive Women Public Health, with a minor i
International, the Association of Social Work from James Mad
Fund Raising Professionals, and son University.





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Spears, Frankie Leon, David Hughes Trey Armstrong,
Nicholas Lowell, Boy Scout Master Tony Chihocky, Brian
Bacallao, and Matt Lowell. Front: Bubba Baucum.


Boy Scouts having a rest after completing over half of their
20-mile hike.

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Cheer and
Dance sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interest-
ed in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest
Universe All-Stars would like to
welcome 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
determination to come on over
and check us out. If you have any
questions you can contact Tammy
Watkins at (863) 673-1197.


Youth basketball
league
BIG CYPRESS The Big
Cypress recreation youth basket-
ball league is currently holding
registrations. The season kicked
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 Clewiston
High School and Middle School
gyms. There is a $25 registration
fee and uniforms will be provid-
ed. For more information, call
coach Eddie Redd at (863) 228-
0656 or (863) 983-9659. Big
Cypress Seminole Tribe Recre-
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HPBC representative speaks at rotary

BELLE GLADE Kim Daugh-
try, community relations repre-
sentative, for Hospice of Palm
Beach County (HPBC) was the
guest speaker at the Nov. 8 Belle .-
Glade Rotary Club luncheon
held at St. John's Episcopal
Church. Other Hospice staff, ..
Donna Cuba, business develop-
ment representative; Glausia
Smith, social worker; Margaret
Smart, chaplain; and Carol Gon-
stead, public relations coordina- .
tor, joined her in addressing the
members. They spoke about the
many programs and services
HPBC offers to anyone in Palm
Beach County who needs or
desires hospice medical or
bereavement services. HPBC
recently opened a Belle Glade Submitted photo
office located at 327 SE Second Submitted photo
Street. For more information call Left to right: Margaret Smart, Tim Kirchman, President of Belle Glade Rotary Club, Dona
(561) 992-7949. Cuba, Glausia Smith and Kim Daughtry.


Bank of America


neighborhood


Communities in schools of
Palm Beach County, Inc. is proud
to announce that five of its stu-
dents were chosen to receive the
Bank of America Neighborhood
Excellence Awards. The students
will participate in an eight-week
paid internship with a non-profit
agency. Each will be assigned a
mentor from Bank of America
who will provide them guidance
and support over the course of
the program.
Bank of America Neighbor-
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Excellence Awards
Please join us in congratulat-
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Excellence Recipients
Neighborhood Builders


Center for Creative Education
Palm Beach Literacy Coali-
tion
Local Heroes
Wayne Barton
Richard Busto
Vince Canning
Frances Carter
Bro. Bob Felder
Student Leaders
Anthony Atwell Pahokee
High
April Harrison Pahokee
High
Courtney Langley Educa-
tional Resource Center
Anthony Picarelli Educa-
tional Resource Center
Amanda Valletto Educa-
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Special to INI/Eva Mae Williams
My family gathered together in front of the McCarthy house where Zibe and I first lived in Okee-
chobee: Papa (Walter) and Mama (Nellie) sitting in front. Left to right, behind them are me, Eva
Mae, my husband Zibe, my brothers Maxie, his wife Gladys and Meryl (Maxie and Meryl were
twins), my sister Ruth and her husband and my brother Emory and his wife Eula.


My sister, Ruth Brette with
my doll. She was so excited
'cause I never let anybody
play with my doll, but she got
to hold it.


South Florida history recalled locally


This account is from 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
When we moved from Brighton
to Okeechobee we lived in the
McCarthy house first there in back
of the old Southland Hotel and the
McCranies lived across from us.
Then we moved to a house on 441.
There was a doctor and his wife
who stayed with us a lot. His office
was upstairs of Hiram Raulerson's
store. They lived up there too,
before they moved to Sarasota.
Bula and Tom Pitts ran the South-
land Hotel then, remember, the


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post office was in the hotel then.
I learned to drive when we still
lived in Crewsville. Granny was
driving oMn r arl'-Was- in the car
with her an pregnant when she
had a wrec libe wouldn't let me
ride with her anymore so I had to
learn how to drive. He taught me.
That made me pretty independent.
We drove lots of places. I often took
the kids up to the mountains in
North Carolina.
One time I drove all the way up
to Massachusetts, me and the kids
and Granny to visit some friends
from Brighton who had moved up
there. We drove right through New
York City and Washington D.C. with
four kids and no air conditioning.
Living in Okeechobee during
World War II wasn't very pleasant
for anybody. So much was rationed
because of the war effort: No


shoes, coffee or sugar. You had to
have ration stamps to get all those
things. You went to the courthouse
to get them. Rhea Hunt finally got a
sewing pattern so we could make
underwear. A lot of things you
made with flowered feed sacks.
Zibe was on the draft board
then for several years. There was a
Civil Defense tower up over the
Markham Building and people
took turns staying up there watch-
ing for Japanese planes. They were
afraid that they would bomb Flori-
da. It was pretty bad then. The bad
Depression was before I got mar-
ried.
Mama and Papa and us kids
lived in Miami then. Papa was
preaching and people would bring
us groceries and stuff. It was worse
for a lot of people.
But there were good times, too.


When turkey season came we
packed up and headed for the cab-
bage woods up on 101 Ranch. We
cooked on an old wood burning
stove that sat under the shed. For
the kids, waking up on cool damp
mornings and climbing out from
under our mosquito netting to the
smell of biscuits or hoecakes was
sure nice. We'd load up the hunting
jeep early in the morning, before
daylight and head for the palmetto
blinds.
Whether they were lucky or not,
there were always good stories to
tell. It could be real scary in the
dark, knowing rattlesnakes hid in
the palmettos. They'd often cut a
cabbage palm on the way back.
Then there would be fried turkey
(maybe) and swamp cabbage for
dinner that night. It sure was a good
time.


WEST PALM BEACH In
response to the continuing hur-
ricane relief efforts provided by
the American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter,
employees of PBS&J, an
employee-owned firm that pro-
vides infrastructure planning,
engineering, construction man-
agement, and program manage-
ment services, took on a chal-
lenge that raised $45,000.
Mayor of South Bay and
PBS&J Senior Vice President
Clarence Anthony will be pre-
sented the check to Red Cross
Executive Director Dean Dimke
for the South Florida Red Cross
Wilma Relief Fund on Wednes-
day, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., at the
American Red Cross Greater
Palm Beach County Chapter
Office located at 825 Fern Street
in West Palm Beach.
"PBS&J feels that it is essen-
tial to give back to the communi-
ties in which we live and work,"
said Anthony. "Through our
donations, given from the heart,
we are able to work together
with the Red Cross to positively
affect our neighbors' lives."
"It is a strong desire of our
employees and the corporation
to give to the relief and recovery
of those who were less fortunate
during this year's storms," said
PBS&J CEO John Zumwalt.
The money came from a
challenge put forth by the PBS&J
board to its employees where
the company matched each
contribution dollar-to-dollar.
The Red Cross will divide the
$45,000 equally among Palm
Beach, Broward, and Dade
County chapters.
"We cannot say thanks
enough for the generosity
shown by PBS&J and its employ-
ees," said Dean Dimke, execu-
tive director of the Palm Beach


Chapter. "All of these donations
will help the Red Cross provide
much-needed services in the
aftermath of this season's hurri-
canes."


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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! $95,900
Listed by Lisa Herrero
863.673.0066
LABELLE
4BR/113B mobile home in need
of TLC on I +/- acre w/ multi-
ple outbuildings. $105,000
Listed by Joyce Gerstman
863.860.7610
LABELLE
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home w/ addition located on a
lake! It sparkles inside w/ new
carpet & paint! S116,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725


MONTURA RANCH
2BR/1B mobile home on 2.5
+/- acres just off a main thor-
oughfare! S124,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6386
MUSE
2BR/2B mobile home located
on I +/- 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
is" condition! $175,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
PORT LABELLE
4BR/2B home. in need of a
little TLC to make it spectacu-
lar. located on an oversized
corner lot.. S178,000
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
FLAGHOLE
3BR/213 home, in need of con-
siderable renovation, located on
2.5 +/- fenced & gated acres w/
a six stall horse barn. $199,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239,229.6385
LABELLE
Unique 3BR/2B multi-level
home, located in town on 1/2
+/- acre comer lot! $199,000
Listed by Paul Meador
863.617.1350

-'$200i,00to$300,000


LABELLE
Upgrades around every comer
set this 2BR/2B home, located
in a great neighborhood, apart
from all others. $214,900
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
PORT LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS new construction
home boasts upgrades galore
and a convenient location close
to schools & parks! $225,000
Listed by Yvonne Hallman
86.673.1735
FLAGHOLE
Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2B
mobile home, located on 2.5 +/-
acres in Flaghole, boasts a new
metal roof, new A/C system &
countless upgrades! $229,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Channing 1940 house receives
"extreme makeover" and is
transformed into a 3BR/2B
beauty w/ a loft. $234,900
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
3BR/2B1 CBS home, located on
a fenced 1/2 +/- acre lot, in a
top notch neighborhood close to
everything! S239,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
PIONEER PLANTATION
Brand new 3BR/2B doublewide
mobile home located on 5 +/-
acres on Pioneer's main


thoroughfare! $255,00U0
Listed by Lisa Cleghorn
863.673.9119
LABELLE
Contemporary 3BR/2B split
floor plan home, located in one
of LaBelle's prettiest neighbor-
hoods. $259,900
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
FT. MYERS
Brand new & ultra spacious
4BR/2B CBS home w/ up-
graded appliance package, tile
floors & more! $265,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
LABELLE
Well maintained 3BR/2B home,
in a nice neighborhood, offers
new metal roof, upgraded floor-
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fenced yard! S275,000
Listed by Tracey Williams
239.340.6725
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
239.340.6726


FLAGHOLE
5+ beautifully wooded acres w/
private driveway, 2 stocked
ponds & fencing. $385,000
Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385


FLAGHOLE
4BR/2B pool home w/ metal
roof & detached workshop lo-
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horse stalls, a private stocked
pond w/ dock make this an
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Listed by Stephanie Schneider
239.229.6385
LABELLE
Two story 3BR/2B home, lo-
cated on 4.6 +/- acres just out-
side of LaBelle. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
PIONEER PLANTATION
2BR/2B turnkey home sparkles
and is located on 6.25 +/- acres
in Pioneer. New flooring, A/C,
roof, etc. $399,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.835.0191
ORTONA
2BR/lB doublewide mobile
home is handicapped accessible
& practically new. Located in
Ortona on the river. $425,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
ORTONA
3BR/2B doublewide mobile
home on a double lot located on
a deep water canal w/ access to
the intracoastal. $450,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500


LABELLE
2BR/1B mobile home located
on 20 +/- acres in a booming
area of Hendry Co.! Great in-
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Listed by Sherri Denning
863.675.4500
LABELLE
1/2 +/- acre cleared riverfront
homesite, boasting 100' +/- of
frontage, in Riverbend S/D! It's
a great price @ $515,000
Listed by Sherri Denning
863.676.4500
LABELLE
3BR/2B CBS home located on 1
+/- landscaped acre w/ gorgeous
old oaks in the beautiful River-
bend S/D,. $699,900
Listed by Greg Bone
863.836.0191
LABELLE
Custom 5BR/3B ranch style
home located on 20 +/- acres in
a booming area of Hendry
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Listed by Sherri Denning

LABELLE
2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located
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Thursday, December 22, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee












The American Red Cross kicks off its 12 days of Christmas


WEST PALM BEACH To help
people purchase stocking stuffers
and holiday gifts designed to
make homes as safe as possible,
the American Red Cross has put
together 12 gift ideas for the famil-
iar Twelve Days Of Christmas.
On the First Day of Christmas.
The American Red Cross recom-
mends that you purchase a
SMOKE ALARM to ensure the
safety of your loved ones. During
the months of December, January
and February, the majority of
emergency responses by the Red
Cross are fires. The ignition of
Christmas trees causes an average


of 600 fires a year.
Red Cross volunteers and paid
staff help victims of fires find tem-
porary shelter, provide them with
vouchers for food and clothing as
well as provide other needed
assistance.
"Many people don't know that
our volunteers and paid staff
respond to an average of one
home fire every 48 hours," said
Dean Dimke, executive director of
the American Red Cross, Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter. "The
holiday season and winter months
tend to be the busiest time of year
for fires so we encourage individu-


als setting up Christmas trees to
consider some safety tips and
make sure smoke alarms are
properly installed with fully
charged batteries."
Proper installation and mainte-
nance of smoke alarms
Smoke alarms should be
installed on every level of a home:
Outside bedrooms, on the ceiling
or high on the wall, at the top of
open stairways or at the bottom of
enclosed stairs and near (but not
in) the kitchen. It is important to
check your smoke alarms every
month and replace their batteries
when Day Light Savings Time


begins in the spring and ends in
the fall.

Holiday safety tips
The American Red Cross cau-
tions people to be extra careful dur-
ing the holidays when it comes to
fire prevention. Decorating trees
and homes and cooking holiday
meals can be happy and joyous
times if a few common-sense pre-
cautions are taken:
Decorate Christmas trees only
with lights that are listed with UL.
Unplug Christmas tree lights
when leaving home or going to
bed.


Do not decorate metal trees
with lights.
Do not decorate trees with
candles.
Keep candles away from dec-
orations and other combustible
material.
Place trees away from heat
sources and exits.
Water live trees daily.
If you have a chimney, make
sure chimneys are inspected before
the holidays and cleaned if neces-
sary.
Keep space heaters at least
three feet away from bedding,
clothing, furniture, drapes and any-


thing else combustible.
Use equipment that is
approved for indoor use.
Turn space heaters off if you
are not available to monitor the
equipment.
Supervise children near space
heaters at all times.
Wear short sleeves or tight-fit-
ting long sleeves when cooking to
avoid clothing ignition by stove
burners.
For additional information on
preparing for disaster please visit:
www.FloridaPreparesNow.org
http://www.floridapreparesnow.
org/.


Granddaughter of judge grew up in LaBelle: Tells her story


By Lynda Rider
As told to MaryAnn Morris
LABELLE Herbert A. Rider
was the first judge here in Hendry
County in 1923. When he first
came here from Georgia, he rented
a room until he found a house,
then he went back up and brought
the family down to live. It was so
desolate back then Mama Rider
thought she had come to the end
of the world. The house they lived
in and his law office is the museum
now. It's not quite a "dog run
house".
Granddaddy lost the next elec-
tion, so he went back to being an
attorney.
Citrus, cattle and farming have
always been big business. Lumber,
too, was big business in the early


days, particularly in this area with
all the big oak, pine and cypress
trees. Now, some of those sawmills
were portable. When they'd
logged out one area, they'd just
pack up the mill equipment and
move on to the next.
Mrs. Sears of Sears and Roe-
buck brought her big sawmill
down from the panhandle to an
area about 10 or 12 miles south of
LaBelle after the 1926 hurricane.
Everything had to be rebuilt then
and again after the 1928 storm.
The railroad had come down
and built a depot and "railroad
houses" they rented to the work-
ers. The sawmill had its own com-
missary, managed by G. R. Hatch
with room for his family to live in
the back of the building. The work-
ers could buy their food, tobacco


and such at the commissary.
Instead of money they used little
wooden tokens they called "bab-
bit" to pay for what they needed.
Much of the lumber from Mrs.
Sears' mill was used to build pre-
fabricated houses people knew
them as "Sears Roebuck houses".
They said the Florida yellow pine
and cypress was so hard they had
to keep sharpening the blades of
the saws and replace them fre-
quently. Those houses were sold
all over the country. The communi-
ty at Sears had a post office, located
inside the commissary, a gas sta-
tion and brick school for grades
one through six. It really was a
"regular" community.
When the Sears mill closed,
several of those houses and build-
ings were moved up here to


LaBelle. I'm told that the two-story
white building across the street
from the post office was moved
from the area of Sears mill, as was
my parents' home, the Dennis
Small's. Sears wasn't the only
sawmill Brown Tiger Ridgdill
had a sawmill and Arbuthnot had a
big one that had its own commis-
sary store, where Carts Plaza is
now on S.R. 29, and Brown's mill
was east of town, down City Ditch
Road.
I remember when I would stay
with my Grandmother Rudd, we
would walk along a little pathway
that wound in around the big piles
of sawdust at Arbuthnot's mill
when we walked into town.
Edgar Everett Goodno, my fos-
ter grandfather came from Kansas
to Fort Myers in 1894 to take care of


his ailing mother. He said he Was
going to see that she lived to be 100
years old and she did. He started
out selling cold drinks and sand-
wiches to boaters on the river at
Fort Myers and saving every nickel
he could. He came up the river to
Fort Thompson (near Port
LaBelle), which was "so pretty it
took your breath away." He said,
"One day I'm going to own some
of this!" And he did.
He bought land from Captain
Hendry and eventually platted out
what is now LaBelle. This was
property owned by Captain
Hendry, for whom Hendry County
is named.
The property included his large,
two-story home, which he remod-
eled into a hotel.
He had goats and horses and


stables and a garden too where he
raised produce for the hotel
patrons to enjoy good, home-
cooked meals. Eventually he built
an ice plant and a light plant there,
which also serviced the LaBelle
area,
Then Hamilton Disston came
with his machinery and opened up
the whole river through to Lake
Okeechobee. Before Disston, they
say, there was a rapids or a water-
fall six- or seven-feet high on the
river.
My father's family came from
southeast Georgia around 1925-26.
Back then, in and around LaBelle,
we used to have what were called
artesian wells. It was sulfur water
and it was ice cold. The well water
had a not-so-good odor, but that
dissipated after "setting a spell".


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* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
the drok Oul J ,el fur-
ther. Located tin e sought a terBemont S/D
in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream
come true. Only $84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
@ only $72,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your
family to this quiet neighborhood! $54,900
each.
* Comer lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Unit 8 lot in Port LaBelle $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded I+/- acre homesites!
Outside LaBelle limits but only minutes from
town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
acreage close to LaBelle. $46,900.


* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just
South of LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on
SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this com-
mercial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home
for rental income could multiply your invest-
ment! Grab this site now! $165,000.
. Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon-
ing to Business. $119,900.


* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse
which rests on 5+/- acres features a new well
and roof. Property is also fenced with a shed
and pond.
* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/-
acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country liv-
ing year round or as a weekend getaway!
* ,$113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under
construction! This mobile home is located in
the Moore Haven Yacht Club. The perfect week-
end getaway or winter home. Call now for com-
pletion date.
* $93,500 Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured
home ~lN EReCSe TBiRflBR P a split
floor plan, garden tub in master bathroom and
a storage shed.
* $82,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
The mobile home is partially furnished. The lot
is surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently
Auto Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres
adjoining Badcock property in Muse. Paved
road access.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of


* No handy man needed here! Immaculate
3BR/2B mobile home on .40+/- acre of land.
BonilMNaBHtGCWTPRW3es and
fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only
$59,900.


* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially
cleared and ready for your dream home. This
property has a well, septic, electric and an older
mobile home for rental income. Priced at only
$40,000 per acre.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your invest-
ment dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwy 27
fontage. Next to water plant. Property was cleared
except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas
and see! $750,000.
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Already has a well and electric on the property
Enjoy country living only minutes from town.
Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover. Priced
at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
back! Relive the best on this private and seclud-
ed 2+/- acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER
1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
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Community foundation hurricane relief fundraisers


The Community Foundation
Hurricane Relief Fund raised
more than $192,000 after Wilma
hit Southwest Florida Oct. 24.
Dollars raised though the
fund were distributed to non-
profit agencies throughout Lee,
Hendry and Glades Counties
with the assistance of the United
Way of Lee County
"There were no administra-
tive or advertising dollars taken
from the funds raised 100 per-
cent of the dollars donated to
this effort were given to the non-


Florida's strong job growth
continues as the state added
255,100 jobs over the year in
November, growing at 3.4 per-
cent, more than twice the nation-
al rate. The national rate of
growth was 1.5 percent for the
same period. Based on the latest
available data, Florida leads the
nation in the number of new jobs
created and has the lowest unem-
ployment rate of the 10 most pop-
ulous states.
The state's seasonally adjusted
November 2005 unemployment
rate was 3.6 percent, relatively
unchanged from the revised rate
of 3.5 percent in October and
down by 1.1 percentage points
from 4.7 percent year ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for Novem-
ber 2005 of 3.6 percent was 1.4
percentage points lower than the
national rate of 5.0 percent and
relatively unchanged from the
previous month.
Florida continues to see the
rate of job growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on data


profit agencies directly providing
support to those affected by the
storm," said Chris Gair, chair-
man of the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation's Board
of Trustees.
This community-wide effort
to provide hurricane relief to
Southwest Florida was support-
ed by Southwest Florida Com-
munity Foundation, The News-
Press, Waterman Broadcasting,
Community Foundation of Col-
lier County, United Way of Lee
County, Collier County United


from October 2005, the latest
month for which comparable
data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
growth among the 10 most popu-
lous states.
Solid growth continued in
manufacturing, which gained
5,500 jobs (+1.4 percent) over
the year. Durable goods manufac-
turing gained 4,900 jobs, mainly
in transportation equipment
manufacturing (+3,300 jobs,
+7.9 percent). Durable Goods
employment, which makes up
'about two-thirds of the manufac-
turing industry, has seen gains for
the past year and a half.
The Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-
Miami Beach MSA led the state in
employment growth (+59,300
jobs, +2.5 percent), followed by
the Orlando and Tampa-St.
Petersburg-Clearwater MSAs with
over-the-year job growth in
November 2005 of +41,000 jobs
and +31,400 jobs, respectively.


Way, Naples Daily News, FOX TV,
WINK-TV, Meridian Broadcast-
ing, Renda Broadcasting,
AmSouth, Bank of the Islands,
Busey Bank, Colonial Bank, Edi-
son National Bank, Florida Gulf
Bank, Ironstone Bank, Key
Bank/McDonald Investments,
Northern Trust, Old Florida
Bank, SunTrust, and Wachovia
"Unfortunately, we are
becoming more and more effi-
cient at setting up and distribut-
ing hurricane relief," said Paul
Flynn, president and CEO of the
Southwest Florida Community
Foundation. "Because we have
set up the lines of communica-
tions and the systems to quickly
get the funds where they can do
the most good, we have decided
to keep the fund in place so that
should we need it again, it's
there."
Community Foundation Hur-
ricane Relief Funds Distribution
to agencies for hurricane vic-


tims:
Agape Home for help with
recovering cost associated with
programs related to client work
projects.
Alzheimer's Resource Center
for help with caregivers for
respite and minor repairs.
Amigos Center for help with
recovery outreach in Bonita tar-
geted at the migrant camps.
Catholic Charities for help
with recovery effort in Lee coun-
ty primarily targeted in Bonita
Springs.
Children Advocacy Center for
the rental costs to continue an
after-school program while Pine
Manor House roof is fixed.
Child Care of Southwest Flori-
da for additional subsidies for
workers who have to do shift
work caused by storm damage
to buildings.
Children Home Society for
outreach to vulnerable families
with small children in southern


Hendry and Immokalee.
COFFO (Coalition of Farm
Workers) designation from
donor.
Community Cooperative Min-
istries to replace depleted pantry
used for local emergency assis-
tance.
Good Wheels for costs asso-
ciated with additional efforts in
emergency phase.
Goodwill (all four counties)
to pay for trucks used to deliver
relief supplies to Clewiston and
Immokalee
Harry Chapin Food Bank (all
4 counties) for costs to get food
to hurricane victims.
Healthy Start Coalition
(Hendry/Glades) for outreach to
vulnerable families with small
children for both immediate and
long-term needs.
Hendry Glades Mental Health
for outreach into the migrant
camps in Hendry and Glades
Counties as well as support for


Project Hope as they work with
hurricane victims in Hendry,
Glades and Lee counties.
Lehigh Community Services
for prescriptions, food and other
assistance.
Meals on Wheels to replace
MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) used
for hurricane relief.
Red Cross for help with hous-
ing for victims who lost their
homes.
Salvation Army/Bonita for
help with recover outreach in
Bonita targeted at Rosemary
Park, Pueblo Bonita and other
areas of great need.
Salvation Army/Clewiston for
help with recovery outreach in
Clewiston.
United Way 211 Direct Assis-
tance to assist families in Lee
with financial need.
United_ Way 211
Hendry/Glades to assist families
in Hendry and Glades Counties
with financial need.


Attorney general sues bogus spammer touter


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that his office has filed a lawsuit
against an Indian River County
man for allegedly running a
bogus e-mail operation.
The complaint alleges that Rik
Rodriguez, 47, is responsible for
sending thousands of illegal e-
mails that linked recipients to
Web sites selling a device called
Fuel Saver Pro that falsely claimed
to increase automobile gas
mileage and decrease harmful
pollutants and emissions.
The attorney general's lawsuit
joins Federal Trade Commission
efforts against "button pushers"
- paid spammers who inundate
e-mail in-boxes for commissions


on product sales. In October
2004, the FTC sued the Nevada-
based company that manufac-
tured and marketed the bogus
fuel-saving device, as well as
those who acted as resellers of
the product online.
Through the litigation, spam-
mers who steered consumers to
the Web sites selling the bogus
products including Rodriguez
-were identified.
"Spam is a pervasive and
growing threat to unsuspecting
computer users everywhere,"
said Crist. "While spam is annoy-
ing, it is even worse when used to
encourage recipients to spend
their hard-earned money on
bogus products."


Rodriguez, of Sebastian,
allegedly sent or assisted the
sending of more than 1,100 illegal
e-mails to over 2,500 recipients.
Many messages used false infor-
mation to disguise the origin of
the e-mail, while others wrongful-
ly concealed the sender's address
by instead substituting innocent
persons' names or invalid e-mail
addresses. Rodriguez allegedly
used several different computers
to avoid detection, and in one
instance used over 100 different
computer addresses in a single
day.
The spam e-mails were cap-
tured by Microsoft through its
MSN Hotmail trap accounts and
were referred to the Attorney Gen-


eral's Office to assist the investiga-
tion. Crist noted that Microsoft's
commitment to spam enforce-
ment is an outstanding example
of a helpful corporate citizen.
The e-mails that are the sub-
ject of this action were sent before
Florida's Anti- Spam law was
enacted, so the lawsuit against
Rodriguez alleges violations of the
Florida Deceptive and Unfair
Trade Practices Act.
In addition, the e-mails are
said to have violated the Federal
CAN-SPAM law. Rodriguez faces
penalties of up to $10,000 per vio-
lation of Florida law. The lawsuit
will be litigated by the Attorney
General's Economic Crimes Divi-
sion.


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Application deadline for disaster assistance extended


ORLANDO The deadline
for Florida residents affected by
Hurricane Wilma to apply for
federal/state disaster assistance
has been extended to Thursday,
Jan. 5, say officials from the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) and
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT).
Those who suffered losses
from the hurricane have a variety
of assistance programs available
to them as they seek to recover
in the storm's aftermath. Individ-
ual Assistance can include grants
to help pay for temporary hous-
ing, home repairs and other dis-
aster-related expenses not cov-
ered by insurance or other aid
programs. Low-interest disaster
loans from the U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration (SBA) are
also available to cover residen-
tial and business losses not fully
compensated by insurance.
Grants do not have to be repaid,
but loans from the SBA must be
repaid.
To be considered for such aid,
individuals must have sustained
losses or damage from Hurri-
cane Wilma and reside in a
county that has been designated
eligible for Individual Assistance
programs. The following coun-
ties have been designated: Bre-
vard, Broward, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie.
The first step in applying for
aid is to register with FEMA.
There are two ways to register:
Log on to www.fema.gov, or call
(800) 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY
(800) 462-7585 for those with
speech or hearing impairments.
Both lines are available 24/7.
Residents are urged to register
for assistance only once regis-
tering multiple times may cause
delays in the assistance process.
After applying, to ask questions
about the status of an applica-
tion or assistance received, dis-
aster victims should call the
Helpline at the same numbers or
visit local Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters, the locations of which can
also be found by calling the
Helpline.
Summary of
disaster assistance
Rental assistance
Rental assistance grants are
provided to homeowners and
renters to temporarily rent
another place while repairs are


made to their home or while
they are looking for another
place to live. Applicants' dam-
aged homes must be inspected
to determine if they are eligible
for rental assistance grants.
Rental assistance grants may be
used to pay for renting an apart-
ment or house, or for other
accommodations.
Repair grants
Underinsured disaster victims
may be eligible for grants to
cover labor and material costs
for home repairs to make the
home safe to live in. Typical
types of repairs covered include:
roof, electrical system, windows
and doors. Repair grants may
not exceed $5,400. FEMA assis-
tance covers minimal repairs
and will not normally cover all
storm-related damages. Low-
interest disaster loans from the
U.S. Small Business Administra-
tion (SBA) are the source of
funding for repairs to restore vic-
tims' houses to pre-disaster con-
dition. If an SBA loan application
is included in the information an
applicant receives from FEMA, it
should be returned even if you
do not want a loan. Not return-
ing the SBA application may
keep you from being referred to
other forms of assistance.
SBA loans
SBA loans are the primary
source of long-term recovery
assistance. The SBA provides
low-interest, disaster loans to
qualified individuals, including
homeowners, renters and land-
lords, as well as non-profit
organizations and businesses of
any size that suffered losses due
to the disaster.
Homeowners and renters can
receive loans to replace personal
property such as furniture and
clothing; homeowners can
receive loans to repair/replace
damage to their primary resi-
dence; businesses and non-prof-
it organizations can receive
loans to repair damage to real
estate, machinery, equipment
and inventory. Interest rates are
as low as 2.687 percent for
homeowners and renters and
4.000 percent for businesses,
with terms up to 30 years. Actual
loan amounts and terms are
determined by the SBA and
based on each applicant's finan-
cial situation.
Direct housing
It is always FEMA's first priori-
ty to find temporary housing
within the community, whether


it is an apartment, home, or con-
dominium. In areas where no
housing is available to rent, alter-
nate forms of housing, such as
travel trailers or mobile homes,
may be provided. Occupants of
FEMA-provided travel trailers
and mobile homes do not pay
rent, but are responsible for utili-
ties, such as electricity, phone
service and cable TV. Occupants
are also responsible for water
and sewer payments.
Before anyone can move into
a travel trailer or mobile home,
any intended site must be
inspected and declared suitable
by local officials responsible for
enforcing local ordinances.
Occupancy permits must be
obtained and local zoning and
building codes must be fol-
lowed. Standards for acceptable
water, sewer and electrical
hook-ups must be followed.
FEMA will work hand-in-hand
with Hurricane Wilma victims to
help them progress toward a
permanent housing solution.
FEMA housing advisors will
interview and visit applicants liv-
ing in mobile homes or travel
trailers and assist them as they
develop a permanent housing
plan.
Other needs
assistance grants
These grants help homeown-
ers and renters with serious
needs and necessary expenses
caused by the disaster. Residents
should save receipts for expens-
es they think may be eligible and
show them to the inspector
when he or she visits to assess
damage. Grants may help reim-
burse citizens for:
Disaster-related medical'
and dental costs
Household items and cloth-
ing
School supplies and tools
required for the applicant's job
Items used by the applicant
to make a damaged home habit-
able
Disaster
recovery centers
Throughout the area affected
by Hurricane Wilma, Disaster
Recover Centers (DRCs) serve
the surrounding communities as
points of access to information
about available aid. To date, Dis-
aster Recovery,; Centers have
served more than 1' 000
Wilma victims.
DRCs provide a single loca-
tion where people can talk face-
to-face with disaster recovery


specialists. No cash, checks,
debit cards or vouchers are dis-
tributed at DRCs. At the DRCs,
FEMA specialists can help resi-
dents begin the aid process by
registering them for disaster
assistance and can also check
the status of applications that
have previously been submitted.
Visitors also can receive help fill-
ing out disaster loan applications
from the U.S. Small Business
Administration.
To find the nearest DRC,
Wilma victims can call FEMA's
toll-free number, (800) 621-
FEMA (3362), or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for those with speech or
hearing impairments.
DHRonline
Individuals can search Disas-
ter Housing Resources,
www.DHRonline.org, to find
rental properties by price, loca-
tion and other details such as
number of bedrooms and bath-
rooms. The site also contains
useful information about assis-
tance programs offered by FEMA
and other government organiza-
tions. Property owners can list
available rental units on the site
for free. More than 260,000
housing units are currently listed
on DHRonline.
DCNonline
The Disaster Contractors Net-
work, www.DCNonline.org,
connects contractors and ven-
dors offering services in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma
with homeowners and business
owners seeking repairs. The
core of the DCN site is the Virtual
Emergency Operations Center
(VEOC). From there, homeown-
ers, business owners and con-
tractors can list items and
resources they need to help
recover from the storm. They
can check to make sure a partic-
ular contractor's license is valid
and current. They can also
search for contractors by spe-
cialty, including architects, engi-
neers and general contractors.
DCN is a public/private partner-
ship created to help contractors
offer services and to help mem-
bers of the public find necessary
services following a disaster.
Crisis counseling
One fundamental resource
for coping with the emotional
effects of Wilma's aftermath is
Project HOPE. Funded by a
FEMA grant which is adminis-
tered through Florida's Depart-
ment of Children and Families,
Project HOPE is offering coun-


selling and mental-health refer-
rals to Floridians affected by the
devastation brought by Hurri-
cane Wilma.
The project HOPE crisis coun-
seling hotline is (866) 518-1825.
It is operational 24 hours per
day, seven days per week. The
service is available for residents
of the following Florida counties
designated for Individual Assis-
tance Programs in Wilma's
wake: Broward, Collier, Indian
River, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Mar-
tin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach, and St.
Lucie.
The hotline number serves as
a central point of access where
callers can identify themselves
as needing support and assis-
tance in coping with the impact
of the hurricane. Trained coun-
selors answer hotline calls. They,
in turn, can provide information
and referral services for relief
agencies and crisis counseling in
the area where the caller resides.
In many cases, teams of trained
Project HOPE staff will then visit
the caller to personally provide
outreach, information, referrals
and direct crisis counseling.
Disaster legal
services
Volunteer lawyers from
across the state of Florida are
available to provide free legal
assistance to citizens affected by
Hurricane Wilma. To be eligible
for the assistance, individuals
must not have a lawyer or the
resources to hire a lawyer, must
live in one of the 13 counties des-
ignated for Individual Assistance
programs and must need legal
assistance as a direct result of
Hurricane Wilma.
For example, the volunteer
attorneys can handle questions
regarding insurance claims,
landlord/tenant issues, general
consumer issues, and replace-
ment of wills and other impor-
tant documents destroyed or
lost. Persons in need of such
legal help are urged to contact
the Disaster Legal Assistance
toll-free hotline, (866) 550-2929,
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
The legal assistance program
is implemented by the American
Bar Association's Young Lawyers
Division under agreement with
the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency. The Young
Lawyers Division of The Florida
Bar is coordinating these efforts
in Florida. Disaster legal services
are intended for people who do
not have a lawyer or cannot


afford one.
IRS tax relief
The U.S. Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) will permit those
with casualty losses suffered as a
result of Hurricane Wilma to
claim this year's losses on last
year's tax return. Residents who
have filed 2004 returns may still
claim the loss on last year's
return by filing an amended
return (form 1040X for individu-
als, form 1120X for corpora-
tions). Individual taxpayers have
until the due date of this year's
return April 17, 2006 to elect to
file an amended return. For cal-
endar-year corporations, the
deadline for the election is
March 15, 2006. Taxpayers may
also claim the losses that result-
ed from Hurricane Wilma on
their returns for 2005.
In addition, the IRS has post-
poned deadlines for any tax
return or tax payment with an
original or extended due date
falling on or after Oct. 23, 2005.
This extension includes individ-
ual income tax returns, corpora-
tion and S-corporation income
tax returns, partnership tax
returns, estate and trust income
tax returns, estate and gift tax
returns, exempt organization
returns, employment tax
returns, and certain excise tax
returns. It also includes pay-
ments such as estimated tax pay-
ments with an original or
extended due date falling on or
after Oct. 23, 2005. Deadlines for
affected taxpayers to file returns,
pay taxes and perform other
time-sensitive acts have been
postponed to Feb. 28, 2006.
Affected taxpayers will need to
identify themselves to the IRS as
hurricane victims by writing
"Hurricane Wilma" red ink at
the top of then tax forms or any
other documents filed with the
IRS.
Twenty Florida counties
affected by Hurricane Wilma are
included in these programs: Bre-
vard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier,
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,
Highlands, Indian River, Lee,
Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm
Beach, Polk, St. Lucie and Sara-
sota.
Taxpayers who need to con-
tact the IRS regarding losses suf-
fered as a result of Hurricane
Wilma or who have other
Wilma-related tax questions can
also call the special IRS disaster
hotline at (866) 562-5227. More
detailed information is also avail-
able online at www.IRS.gov.


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Wanted 220
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Job Training 227
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Enclosures, Masonary
& Helpers
Must have tools and
transportation. Bilingual a
must. Good pay and
benefits. Work in Hendry
County. Call (954)497-3591,
leave message or fax
resume to 954-497-0842.
Start Date: Jan. 2,2006
CASHIER/DELI OPENINGS
F/T & P/T, @ Becks Food
Store in Lake Port.
Must be avail, for afternoons &
weekends. Competitive pay.
Call Trish, Mon. Fri.
7am-2pm @ (863)946-1622
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
South of South Bay, $11.00
per hr., Drug Free Work-
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Must have clean driving
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1348 S. Main St.
Belle Glade FL

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equipment, and furniture. Requires experience in
multiple building trades to perform painting, instal-
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ral repairs to wood and/or concrete structures,
mechanical aptitude and the ability to work from
both written and/or verbal instructions. Must be a
safety-conscious worker.
HOUSEKEEPER II
Needed full-time to provide housekeeping services
including the cleaning of all Offices, bedrooms and
bathrooms; sweep and mop floors as necessary,
perform other related duties as required.
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Exp. as a fast order cook preferred.
Positive customer service attitude.
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working hours. Salary: $9 per hour
based on experience + fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, 401K)
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(Office Clerks, General L1)
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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,
P.O. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440

BUS DRIVER (Part Time)
Glades Kids "out-of-school childcare program"
has immediate need for a Bus Driver in Belle,
Glade. Bus Driver will transport children ages
5-12 about 4 hours/day and also for occasional
field trips. CDL Class 'B" license with excellent
driving record required. Fax resumes to:
Sr. Laura Cavanaugh
561-993-0061
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 16, 2005
PART-TIME LEACHATE PLANT OPERATOR
SALARY RANGE: $8.00- $11.00 per hour based upon
experience, qualifications and ability
MAJOR DUTIES: This is a part-time position. The successful
applicant will operate the Leachate Plant and assist as neces-
sary in other duties required to operate the County Landfill.
Work will include all days of the week, every week. Work is to
be done as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be able
to read, speak and write English. Applicant must be familiar
with and capable of operating various types of heavy machin-
ery. Applicant must be computer literate and be able to run
simple computer programs. Glades County will train success-
ful applicant in proper landfill operations. Work will entail
equipment maintenance, site clean up, heavy lifting up to 75
lbs. and possibly working in inclement weather.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: As required but part time.
CLOSING DATE:January 3, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
Glades County Courthouse
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.
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HCAP Health Care Navigator
Grant Position
Glades Area
Position #163-2125

Interviews clients of Western Palm Beach County
and assists them in navigating the eligibility pro-
cess of appropriate healthcare and social services.
Participates in outreach activities. Associate's de-
gree with course work emphasis in social work,
human services or related; supplemented by three
years previous exp. or training that provides excel-
lent knowledge of eligibility criteria for alternative
government supported health care programs and
benefits and the ability to perform interviews; or an
equivalent combination of education, training, and
exp. Requires moderate computer skills and pos-
sess a current Florida Drivers License. Bi-lingual is
strongly preferred. All resumes/applications must
be received by 5PM 12/30/05. Submit to
HCDPBC, 324 Datura St. #401, WPB, FL 33401,
fax (561)671-4670 or e-mail to:
Employment@hcdpbc.org. DFWP, E.O.E. Vet.
Pref.

HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

HENRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
: ~ Cl-Titl Slajry Enhrn Berwft
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Support & Full Time- REGISTERED NURSE
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Radlologlc Technologist/Mammographer
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Full time- CT/Radlologlc Tech
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possess excellent cust a.: .kills, work independently,
proficient in CT and General Radiography.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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We offer:
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
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1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

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Glades County
Clerk of the Circuit Court
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
TRAFFIC CLERK I
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $9.23 -$13.85 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Healthcare, State Retirement,
annual leave, sick leave, holidays and educational in-
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MAJOR DUTIES: Answer phones, handle public inquiry
ies and process traffic citations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must
have good typing skills with special emphasis on office
organization and file management. Applicant must be
capable of operating customary office machines and be
knowledgeable in Microsoft Works, Word and Excel.
Applicant must present a neat and well-mannered ap-
pearance and possess good communication skills. Ap-
plicant must be able to handle difficult situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or
Equivalent.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Applica-
ion and valid Florida Drivers License
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Clerk of Circuit Court
500 Avenue J, Suite 102
Post Office Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6010
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Must have experience in Not for Profit organization 863-983-2808, after hrs Buy Direct From Manufactur- GOLF CART Club Car, 2001, _
Must have experience in Not for Profit organization writ- 863-983-8979 er. 20 colors in stock with all Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi-
Musthavefinancialmanagementexperience,verbalandwrit- 863-983-8979Accessories. Quick turn num bed, top & windshield. CEILING FANS d.4) 52" good
ten communication skills. Applicants must demonstrate around! Delivery Available $2795. neg. (863)675-1472 condition, $80 for all will sell
abilities to supervise office staff and represent the Edge in the Toll Free (888)393-0335. separate. (863)763-5011.
community and the region. Bachelors Degree preferred. Salary: OGOLF CpRHEA GARAE R LUBS- 30 Miscsse EARNtDEGREE osle from
nterimposition$anhour.OPENER- Atlas Rool-Lite son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx home. *Medical, *Business
Resume can be mailed to: Edge Center P.O. Box 793 1/2hp, New, Ready to install $700will sep. (863)946-3123. Paralegal *Computers. Job
Belle Glade, Florida 33430 $300. neg. (772)260-6318 I. ac puter & Financial aid if quali-
Deadline:12-30-2005 ARBORIST CERTIFIED SAWMILLS from only fy. (866)858-2121
(formerly) TreeService. $2,795.00 Convert your PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2 www.onlinetidewater-
i Removal, Pruning, Stump LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM- magazines, less than 50 tech.com.
grinding, Landscaping, Tree BER with your Norwood rounds shot, exc. cond., MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
Mda 0 Medial I2I0 Planting and Hauling. Call portable band sawmill. Log $400. (863)227-0396 various sizes, up to 6 wide,
Thomas (727)585-8379 skidders also available. $ 7729 94
Cell LargoFlorida www.norwood ndus- RIFLE- Savage Model Ill, 300 $25forall. (772)971-9474
tries.com -Free information: Winchester Magnum l
Merchanld e (800)578-1363 ext300N. w/scope, $500 or best offer InstIn
GeO j Merchandise Clotngw^ 0565(863)634-0856
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12 ELEC PIANO- Korg P60, LIKE
NICE DRESSES 5, Very Good age, Deer Gun w/scope. NEW, a steal at $800
Air Conditioners 505 ate. (863)763-9135 t in ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
T5LPN'S NEEDED 0Eup eo 0620 ERY-'98, by Estey $500.
LPNS NEEDED Applances 515 (863)674-0314
Appliance Parts 520 HEXAGON DUMB BELLS GERMAN UPRIGHT BASS-
Beauty Supplies 525 FOOTBALL & BASEBALL 5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300 asking $700,
The GEO Group a worldwide Bicycles 530 CARDS- late 80s early 90s (863)357-2829 (863)763-3229.
leader in privatized Corrections, Books & Magazines535 excellent condition $500/
leader privatized Corrections, aBuilding Maeil neg(863)763-8943 UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING GUITAR, Electric, Fender
offers a challenging and exciting Business Equipment 545 MACH- Health Rider & Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
opportunity. WE OFFER: Top Carpets/Rugs 550 PRO-MOLD mini snap tight Gravity Edge, all 3 machines plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
Opa So ~er m Top Children's Items 555 collectible card holders 500 $100 (863)655-0030. PA SYSTEM Small Fender
Pay. Medical, Dental, Short term China. Glassware, Etc. 560 each (863)467-1484 WEIGHT BENCH Sears, Good baSYSTEM Small, Fender
disability, 401K, Paid vacation & clothing 565 r condition $125 drum machine $500 or best
Coins/Stamps 570 condition $15 er mahie3500o
Holidays and Life Insurance. Collectibles 575 I (863)467-0109 offer(863)357-0406
Computer/Video 580 .Hat E pme n UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
Crafts/Supplies 585 COMPUTER SYSTEM, comrn- need space, must sell asap
THE GEO GROUP Cruises 590 plete, lots of programs, $300 or best offer
South Bay Correctional Facility Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595 $175. (866)855-0158 TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec- (863)763-7460.
600 US Highway 27 y F ace r xture 600 HP DESKTOP runs Windows trick, horizontal/vertical model
600 US Highway 27 South Firewood 605 XP Home Ed. Printer included. UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
Furniture 610 Excellent condition. $400 $750 (772)260-6318
South Bay, FL 33493 Furs (863)983-7269 LeaveMs CAT. LEOR & Yellow lab mix-
Phone: (561)992-9505 Health & Reducing JMeg. 6 11 months old, all shots, all
Equipment 620 Shop here first! vac, and spade $25 to good
Fax: (561)829-1902 Heating Equipment/ The classified ads DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND home only (863)610-1093
EOE, M/F/V/H Supplies 625 DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Household Items 630 Furn Itur1I Like new condition. $600 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
Jewelry 635 (863)697-0845 reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
Sme t Lamps/Lights 640 BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock (863)763-3073
S TTmI 0 21 I Luggage 645 bed, light wd w/ painted bows design. Hand made in Hong CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
Medical Items 650 & pink flowers. Brand new. Kong 24K, 100yr old. $500 pion blood line 2 m &-2 f
Miscellaneous 655 $700 neg. (863)227-0199 neg. (863)634-9620 Okee now taking deposits $800
Musical Instruments 660
AFTER ce Supplies/ CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE and up (863)675-6690
SAFTER Equipment 665 $250 or will separate POCKET WATCH- over 100 DOG HOUSE for medium size
; SCHOOL TUTOR Pets/Supplies/ (863)467-4328 yrs old, $500 neg. dog, teak w/two windows
Services 670 (863)634-9620. Okeechobee and mosquito netting $60
(ParTime) photography 675 CHAIR- Rocker recliner, ask- ... (863)675-3944
Plumbing Supplies 680 ng $30 (863)675-6973. Last Minute Gift Idea, substi-
Brighton Reservation Pools & SuppHes 685 END TABLES, (2), curvy legs, tute these ring neck doves
Restaurant between light & medium ma- LAMPS, (2), brand new, never for turtle doves, $25
Equipment 690 pe, very nice, $50. been used, cream & gold, (863)675-6214
Satellite 695 (863)635-0474 $35 for both. (863)675-6214aft6pm
FL certified for K-12 Monday Sewing Machines 700 (863)635-0474 LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
thru Thurs. BS in Education. Min. Sporting Goods 705 FUTON $35 or best offer i spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
Stereo Equipment 710 (863)467-2153 aMust sell do to illness. Sacri-
5 yrs. working with children. High Television/Radio 715 LR SET Chair sofa loveseat fice$350863-697-83080kee
Tickets 720 LR SET Chair, sofa, lovereat CRFT-MAIC BED-Complete
w/ matching rug$$500 500 (663)63D-9536lote MALTISE PUPPIES, AKC Reg.
School Math, English, Spanish, Tols s 725 (863)983-7269 Leave$500 $500 (863)6r $795-$995 each. 2M/
Elementary. Fax resume to: R eS, 735 sage (863)7 Shots &Wormed. Mother
95 WantedtoBuy 740 SOFA'S-2, Sleeper sofa, ELEC SCOOTER- Victory, 3 on premises. (863)357-2676
(954)967 v.47 Brown & white & 1 black ket, swivel cloth seat, runs PITBULL Pups Full blooded
$50 or will separate good$600(863)634-5095ivel cloth seat, runs everything up to date, 1 male 1
Ai 863-447-1141 good $600 (863)634-5095 female, also avail, huge dog
IT ASSISTANT ,, ,HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT- kennel $250 (863)227-0396
aNA AI"SN TABLE & STOOLS Diner's' for wheelchair, goes on back PUG, ACA, Rare, Black,1F/2M
Aironditioners, (1) 11oyv & 0s style. Red & chrome.- ,of car, all hook ups, $1000 Re ad 2-8wks.Shots, pa-
(Full & Part Tim(e) 1)220v(wheat),.$100 for (&,e nice $300 (863)467-9892 (8 -20/228sS -
bot(1) 220v wheatat). $100 for (863697-0014 pers/health cert. $700-$800.
both will sell separately. LOWEST PRESCRIPTION (863)673-4200/228-2140
(772)971-9474Golub PRICES Less than Canada. A
LABELLE better deal than Medicare. trained $10 (863)635-4690
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond., Physician managed. Frostproof
Certificati n ANNE-TIQUESofMoorehaven good batt/charger, $1599. (866)634-0720 www.global- REX BUNNY, baby, $10.
Ave J & 1st St. Open (863)697-1350/763-2063. medicines.net. (863)675-4981 LaBelle area
referabhie Wed.-Sat. & maybe Sun. _
Pr f l For those with unusual taste
239-768-9010 We buy & sell estates. 469100Do-It-Yourself Ideas
CAST BATH TUB w/claw feet, e a
$250 (863)467-0376
SINGER Mod. 301- sewing
machine, w/attachments and
Happy Holidays case $75 (863)635-0772 (..w |
TREADLE sewing machine,
from the Mason Manufacturing Co, oak
4 drawer, Irg box attach's, orig
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center book $125 (863)763-4982 '_ .

Infrm o 0 5 Irmtio5 DRYER- Kenmore, very nice
shape, $65 guaranteed &
free delivery(863)675-8937.
LABOR <4 FINDERS ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpoint,
,1,glass top, self cleaning oven.
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY Good condition. $100
SAU Types of Work Available (863)675-4858
$ (rossfrom Clewiston n RANGE- Maytag, electric,
(863) 902-9494 white, excellent condition,
$175 (863)824-8749.
Business SMALL UPRIGHT FREEZER,
o rno must sell all $350trf

NOTICE I I WASHER & DRYER- good :
Independent Newspapers will condition, $175 for set .I.
never accept any advertise- (863)673-3620
ment that is illegal or consid- Babysitting 405 :
ered fraudulent. In all cases Child Care Needed410 WASHER DRYER GE space .-
of questionable value, such Child Care Offered415 maker Stacked, like new
as promises of guaranteed Instruction 420 $450/neg.(863)357-1741
income from work-at-home Services Offered425 RIL aw yer's B ook9ase
programs if it sounds too Insurance 430 : Law yer B o k ase
good to be true, chances are Medical Services435
that it is. If you have ques- TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro .
lions or doubts about any ad 16S. Good condition. $600. This lawyer's bookcase project gives do-it-your-
on these pages, we advise I (863)467-1788/634-9119
that before responding or (863)467 1788 /6 91 i selfers and antique lovers a chance to build their own
time, you check with the BeEt- Ll PEO today's classified. Did versions of a classic design. The project features
ter Business Bureau at DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS you look for it? i s k com artent, r c fot
772-878.2010for revis CARGO:Be aHendry individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted
complaints. Driver. Contactthe s by glass doors. It measures five feet tall by four feet
Some 800 and 900 telephone Transportation Dept. at BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO wide by one foot deep. In the version pictured here,
numbers may require an ex- 863-674-4115 or Crestline tandem bike, excel. p icured
tra charge, as well as long Cheryl Jameson at cond.$250 (863)357-7406 the bottom case is 16 inches tall, the top one is 12
distance toll costs. We will do jamesonc@
our best to alert our reader of hendrybku2.fl.us hers, $20 each or both for inches tall and the two middle cases are each 14 inch-
occasionally we may not be $30(863)467-2305 es tall, but the combination is up to the builder.
aware of the charges. There- DAHON 7 SPD FOLDING BI-
lore, if you call a number out Need a few more bucks CYCLES (2) asking $250 will aw er's kase an N 700 9
of your area, use caution, to purchase something sil/ .. separate. Lawyer's Bookcase plan (No. 700) $9.95


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that's updated regulaly: the classfeids. tm s Three projects incl. 700 $21.95
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i Luan B.
Walker

863-677-1010

CBS New Construction Only-,'9
available. 3 bd/2 bath/I garage
Texas Avenue, Harlem S/D 1673 sq
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old
when you can get Brand New?
Mona k A wctiK tfmJ St,
next ". r W igh,
Dry & Cleared BRING MEAN OFFER!

BANKQA :OoD' T f
bath In
I 25 a( tit, .' ) ow s eel ',c)
$54,900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to
reserve your tract today.Up to 90%
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out
of 31 tracts, Onlyt-O 11 available.
Back up contracts accepted.
Rental Available- 4 bd/2 1/2 bath
w/pool on 3 acres just two miles outside
of town on Hwy 27.
5 Acres on Hwy 27 Lease only. Land
is suitable for Plant Nursery or
Storage.


Ask Us About

Our New Talking

House!!


Glenn A.
Smith


1) Business Opportunity Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry induded. Great business opportunity.
$800K( MLS# 200530488
2) North side 3 Bedroom/1 bath home
on Circle r09 C r lf r,,, la e
lot-l/3 o0 ,nai aubu ii at a
great p,,- !j.'O MALS#:
2005262S8
3) New In '0414 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
2400 sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore
Haven, Large open kitchen w/island
Must See! S134,900 MLS. 200521690
4) Reduced! 2.5 contiguous acres in
Montura Ranch. Located at the end of
the street just reduced to $70,000.
MLS, 200521640
5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bed-
room/2 Bath CBS home on 2/S acres. In
ground pool! Tile throughout, stainless
appliances. Great Home at $379,900.
MLS# 200525558
6) '05 Homes of Merit 3 bedroom/2
bath home on man made lake. Stainless
steel appliances, Fire Place! Large bed-
rooms w/walkin closets. Why buy New
when this one is only $134,900 MLS#:
200514068
7) Port Labelle Buildable Lot ready for
your new home. $59,900 MLS#:
200512627

Get 2 realtors for the
price of one. Call the
Smith/Williams team at
Sugar Realty.


Sarah A.
Williams


1) Looking for land? 400 acres with
an abundance 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 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home in Pioneer Plantation.
Private-located at the end of the
street. $299,900.
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over 'A acre. Only 3
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment
$259,900 MIS#: 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
bedrooorn/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 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439


Oneof kindd! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
Qgyasl s Lm ananeQfiPreI
2.5 Acres on 11th Street,
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K

7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!_


Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
Home One Block From Roland
Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Tiled Through-out Potential for 4th
Bedroom. $209,9K.
2)W.Ventura 2bd/iba. in Brand
New Condition Ready to Move In.
Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
8ft. Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard.
Don't Miss On This Great Deal!
$97K.
3)Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. '-Vil lini
Distance From Mary Lou's Si.i_
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New Listingl 3bd/2ba MH In MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan.
Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
S)Moore Haven Yacht Club!
2bd/2ba MH w/extra lot, "in.l,nilcid
in Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! S139.9K

Ashley
P. Wood


Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on 863-228-1132
the pond @$62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00 MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8, 3/2 r";, r
58,5 00.00 each Of ,.it. .
8,S.O each community offered @ 5174,900
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12, 5,9
I have thetime to list, show and sell
@$60K each your property. I pledge to you the
most customer service any Realtor
can offer. Just ask my past cus-
tomers! (ref. avail.) Call Today!!!


Maribel
Gonzalez







Merit DBLWDE MH in Monura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots oftrees and storage
Sooking for land? 2.5 Acres side by
side in Monra Ranch Estates at only
$79,90acOO Call today
READY TO MOVE In MRE 3/2
DBLUOE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @S
New Listingl 3/2 Homes of Merit
DBLWDE i on a man-made lake @


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca $755,000.00
5 voided acres in Ladeca $150,000.00
Cal meforvacantland. Lotsoracreage

Recently Reduced Beautiful 38R/2lI
manufactured home on 1.09 acres in
Montura Nice floor plan with fireplace
makes this listingamustseea@$107,325


Sam J.


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointmentl
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
St Habla Espnol

New Listing -13,0 'H N..:e
Kept tai.ry Fnu, re. ,ie'.. .'- -
Horseshoe Acres @ 51 45k
Deal Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed S49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
road, tenant occupied,fenced,
new septic @ $124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered C $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ 589.900
Back on Market New home, very
wel a
Last! 51 99.9K


S>2- E-- 0 .Ben r S. rSs c~ al at


LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
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RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA


2 HouseLate Harbor
3BR, 2S;" R, 1BA
both $165,000
3BR, 2BA S265,000
3BR, 2.5 BA $198,500
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000
3B le

4BR, 3BA Del Monte
$314,000
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story
$199,000
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood
$410,000
3BR, 2BA with study and
pool. New Subdivision
$375,000


Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
2BR 2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
garage w/ guest suite on 3BR, 2BA Montura 1.25 acres
12.80 ac. Call for details $119,900
CBS Tri-Plex Uniti 4BR, 3BR,2BA, 1.25ac. $I10,000
2BA Unit 2 2BR, IBA 2$45.00ide0er
Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 5aWts-Pionerr $120,000
$279,000 2BR, I 1/2 BA
Condo (7) $150K COMMERCIAL
Building 2476 sq, ft. on US
MOBILE HOMES 27 100xl00' S 550,000
3BR, 2BA on lake Commericial Building 75x120'
$120,000 on US 27 Call For Details
3BR, 2BA Easylf $82,000 +
4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH Cabinet Shop 4800sq.lft.
with 30'x50' metal building & Apt. $173.000
2.16 acres $259,900


MOORE HAVEN'S NEWEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE
YOUR ONLY kOCAL REALTOR IN TOWN!

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS




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All of us join in saying "Thank You"

and wishing you a Happy Holiday

and a successful New Year!!

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


3 Bdos, 2 Bats Semnie Mmar,
AMUSTSEE$133,900
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$81,000
* 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
ACREAGE LAND & LO7TS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details


Large ,2 BA MM Il wlabove ground i ol,
2 store sheds w/elencric, nicly Landscaped,
Ready to move in. Offered at $140,000
MONTiTRA
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinnete $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
S3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogal $145,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
* 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


Vii Aorwestefr terlstnA t


RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classifieds.



GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
(863)763-8085



Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
(863)763-8085


BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
(863)763-8943.


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229

SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


PACHINKO MACHINE- Me-
chanical vertical Japanese
pinball, good cond. $100 or
est offer (863)357-7406


WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
Semi Automatic.
(863)675-3665
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


Agriculture



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




VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8844
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
QUARTER/Thoroughbred lyr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
(863)672-9200



LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel


PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225
RIDING MOWER John Deere,
14.5 HP 38" cut, runs good,
$700 (863)673-3620
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11 am. 763-3127
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


CORTINA ENGLISH RIDING
SADDLE- asking $100
(863)675-1634


Rentals

* g g RENT

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



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

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Ofie pc
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Up To 10,000

Belle Glade


OFFICE SPACE
AVAILABLE

-Build To Suit-

SQ. FT.

aArea


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NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apt.
Units Available with rental
assistance.
Senior Community
Office hrs. Mon. & Thur. 8-4
863-675-7650
Equal Housing Opportunity

&. 'aS
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READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more Informed
and Intesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more sucessfull


Real Estate |



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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ESTABLISHED GYM
FOR SALE (863)983-4436


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Thursday, December 22, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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


PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classiflieds


5 ACRES & 3/2 DOUBLE-
WIDE- in LaDeca, between La-
Belle & Clewiston, Hendry
County, $259,000
(239)297-5864 or
(863)675-6652
PROPERTY in Port LaBelle
Unit 7, Block 2212, Lot 19.
Asking $50,000.
(407)797-1166



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun-
tain view and riverfront
homesites from the $60s.
Gated community, custom
lodge. Near natural hot
springs. Don't miss out! Call
(866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGE! WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
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 33 acres
$115,500. Owner Financing
available. Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
COOL SUMMERS MILD WIN-
TERS Affordable Homes &
Mountain Cabins CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE (877)
837-2288 EXIT REALTY
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPER-
TIES www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS-Log cabin
$89,900. Easy to finish cab-
in on secluded site. Million
$$ JeVws-Available on 1-7
acre parcels $29,900-
$79;900. Free Info Available!
(828)256-1004.
North Carolina Gjieri Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.


TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
SALE Near Chattanooga. CALOOSA MOBILE
Beautiful new lakeside comn- ALOOSA MOBILE
munity. 1 to 5 acre home- H OM E S
sites from the $40s. Limited
number of private boat slips.
Call for appt.
(866)292-5769. Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath
Tenrnessee Waterfront Land 28'x60' ceramic tile floors,
Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
cels from only $9,900! Cabin central air, on beautiful 1/2 acre lot.
Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes On Hwy. convenient to
and docks only $99,900!A CleWIStn & La Belle. $94,900
properties are new to the Clewiston & LaBelle. $94,900
market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.
Call or come by:
Wt 1 1600 E. Cowboy Way
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or
Needed in Clewiston: Fenced toll free 866-368-4300
/ Open Storage / Office / Ware-
house. Call 863-441-4748
TODAY TURN YOUR -
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$ -
I will buy your vacant lot or r 'M "E
land for cash. Close in week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? L 01I
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or -
561-441-2800
CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

M bile H mes Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
. I =1g your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010 MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 Sec. 13,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200sq
Mobile Homes Sale 2020 ft dbl. Wide, 50K ft fenced yd.
Pricedto sell@$108,500. ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
Call owner: 863-673-5071 with trailer and 25HP motor,
MobieHom$1000 (863)655-0030.
Rn 2New & Used BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS Manufactured Homes & trailer, 150 Merc., 21 hrs
HOUSES & TRAILER LOTS Fleetwood, Jacobsen, & rie, 150 Merrt 21 hrs
For Rent,Near Clewiston, Scotbilt, Townhomes. n engine, full warr trans-
Dr. L. E. Thompson, Jr, BestDeals Anywhere. fishf inder, Must sell paid
(754)224-0364 or 983-6836 STANTON HOMES $21000 asking $15000Must csll paidsh
iClewiston, LaBelle, (863)677-1198/805-0556
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106 BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 16',
3 85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
3 Cuartos, 2 Banos, finder. $1500 or best offer.
Traila Doble Nueva Lis- (863)632-9166
tas para ser occupadas. RENTTOOWN
Eston Iocalizades en 1/2 Buy Here Pay Here CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
Marginal Credit OK 20ft boat, good condition,
acre de propidad. Entre Clewiston Stanton Homes was $2500 asking $750
en medio de LaBelle y 863-983-8106 (863)763-5011
Immokalee. Llamme al CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
(863)673-2575. SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST hp Mercury. Very good condi-
& OLDEST DEALER tion. Trailer included. Ready to
3/2 Banos, 14x72 Espe- VOLUME PRICING fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
STANTON HOMES
Cialmente, para las victi- 800-330-6266 KAYAK- Hobie Lanai, used,
mas dl Huracan. roomy cockpit, drink holder,
$29,900 se accept el DRnra ion storage, good size for
program de FEMA y GUCletioU1 kids,$185 (863)467-1790
agencies de seguro. Lla- KAYAK- Perception Swifty,
menes al I 9.5, used highback seat,
863-673-2575. good cond, yellow, $150
Boats 3005 neg. (863)467-1790 Iv msg
HOMES of MERIT'89-14x60 Campers/RVs 3010 MERCURY '69 10 horse
2BD, 2A, Excel. Cond., no Jet Skiis 3015 power. $150
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You Marine Accessories 3020 (801)673-6926
move. (863)467-4808 Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Mas de 40 aMotorcycles 3030 PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Mas de 40 trails san- Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
C:l j in ti ertario. Listas for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
,,ala.er sentadas en su GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
n Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
propidad. Bajo encunche (863)381-9356/655-3654
y baja pago de Mensu- AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
aledad. Llamme para AIRoBOAT-2000 Cbton PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom, 25hp motors, canopy & trail-
mas information. 470 continental, runs good, er. $2500. (863)675-2575
(863)673-2575. $7800 (863)946-3857
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Pontoon Boat, '94, Star raft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.

Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 lbs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
D ING Ebasement or closet in
today's classified.


DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
'rent, $140, $4000.
(863)467-8186/941-1331
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
iFalcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
S $450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
;'r" *" "." : WINNEBEGO REALDO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
S $22,500 Or trade for late
modeltruck (863)467-8798


GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo

5.Al. '- (863)467-8186/946-1331
... .. P HONDA GOLDWING '76- runs
... ... good, $1800 (863)673-3620
si j rYAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
". gle cylinder, collectors item,





iGator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.


SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. $2200.
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
hours, Runs great. $2500.
i (863)467-1047
Stost important YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
iutes of your day 863)467-1o47

ime spent reading HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
yiour Moving Must Sell. $7500
our child from I neg. (772)468-2377
Terry Travel Trailer, '94, 27',
h to ag e nine like new, used very little, must
w see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email
Idabakerl12(@aol com


SAutomobiles U l rs 46 li Ni 5 P li Ntc 50
ENCLOSED HALLMARK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
_________TRAILER- G .WB29 0 TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, INVITATION TO BID
TRAILER-G.A.W.B 2980, IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY,
asking g $1675 FLORIDA BID #2005-02
... (863)357-2424Case No.:05-109DR CENTRALCOUNTYWATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Clara L. Domtnquez,
Automobiles 4005 TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft Petiioner ROADWAYRECONSTRUCION
Autos Wanted 4010 high side panels, wood deck, and
Classic Cars 4015 $300/neg. (863)634-5095 Respondent 4MILEOFAYORALT.
Commercial Trucks 4020 RpoSt Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced road wiR be received by
Construction NOTICE OF ACTION FOR the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as DIS-
Equipment 4025 DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TRICT"at
Foreign Cars 4030 DODGE CARAVAN SPORT '02 TO:LucianoDominquez 475 S. Cabbage Palm Sl
Four Wheel Drive 4035 49 K mls. Fully loaded. Must Address Unknown Clewiston, Florida33440
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 see! Runs great. $8500 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has until 10:00 am local time on January 19,2006, for furnishing labor and materials
Parts Repairs 4045 (863)763-9464 been filed against you and that you are and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instructionto Bidders, Bid
Pickup Trucks 4050 required to serve a copy of your writ- Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and ODrawings which conm-
SportUtity 4055 FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs ten defenses, if any, tot on Clara Oo- praise the Bidding documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing tie
Sprt mit 4A minquez whose is 1991 Strickland for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been subinitted in a=cor-
Tractor Trailers 4060 good, Cold A/C. Asking Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before dance with the conditions of the nvtation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any
Utility Trailers 4065 $1100. or best offer January 23, 2006, and file the original Addenda issued in relation to this Prjet will be publy opened and red aloud.
Vans 4070 (863)467-2131 with the clerk of this Court at Post Of- Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bd receledl afer bd epled
Vans 407 (86] l-2 1 ice Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, be- day and time will not be opened.
fore service on Petitioner or
Publi- tc L Iimmediately thereafter If you fall to do The Work to be bid Upon is described as Roadway reconstruction of app mat
ilso, a default may be entered against four miles of a road called Mayoral from Perimeter on the south end o Pine Cone
you for the relief demanded In the on the north as specified n the detailed dra and apedficabos ard by
Ppblitition.1i~ all Rock Abouaoaude, PE. A pre-bid meeting Tbe ld an6 at
pt\ ^ ^ ^the Clubhouse at 10:00 am.
.... \~~ ^B aCoplec of all court documents In this
S7 L | case, Including orders, are available Construction drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rick Aboujaoude,
at the the Circuit Court R of. RE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street Suite B, LaBelle, Florida or from
flce. You may review these docu- CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street for a fee of $50 (no-refundable).
Public Notice 5005 ments upon request. Rock's telephone Is (863) 612-0011 or CCWCD phone no.is (863) 983-5795.
ACURA INTEGRA 1997 new State Public You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
paint, detailed, black, $4900 Legal Notice 5500 Court's office notified of your current panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in
(863)634-3451 address. (You may file Notice of Eur- an amount not less than five percent 5%) f te bid amount. subcontractors
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court shall be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
Approved Family Law Form 12.91%.
MFuture papers In this lawsuit will be All bids shall be opened and read aloud on January 19. 2006. at 10:00 am in the
CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se- mailed to the address on record at Club House located on 255 H. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All bidder
dan, great condition, $2000 the clerk's office. are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
or best offer (863)610-4676 INTHE CIRCUIT OURT FOR essary additional bonds) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
or (863)763-0257. HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family scribedinthe Contract Documents.
PROATEr (863)763-0DIVISION Law Rules of Procedure, requires
R M T w certain automatic disclosure of docu- All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certificates of Insurance
FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, LOW F -Diiso: Pr.ba5- ments and Information. Failure to shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the
miles. Looks & Runs good. comply can result In sanctions, In- surety or insurance company having his placeof business In the State of lorida.
Well maintained. $2500 IN RE: ESTATE OF eluding dismissal or striking of Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized andqual-
863-467-7049/561-261-9274 ANN LAURA SARGENT pleadings. fled to do business In the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Besef rating of
863-467-7049/561-261-9274 ANN LAURA SARGENT 1-minus or better and who Is listed on the United States Treasury Departimens T-
Deceased. Dated: December 15, 2005. list as acceptabletoissue bondsforthe applicable dollar amount.
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr, NOTICETOCREDITORS CLERKOFTHECIRCUITCOURT
runs good, low miles, $1800 (Summary Administration) By: R. eLaCruz The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opedng. Bids shall re-
863)634-1909/634-3931 or Deputy Clerk main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days at-
S 305)797-5011 TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR 104741 CGS 12/22,29/05;1/5,12/06 ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
797-5011EMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES- Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period ofa tnrty (30)
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92, TATE: IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OFTHE calendardays afterthe date of Bid opening.
LINCOLNP TOWN CAR, '92 TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
runs good, no a/c, $2000. You are hereby notified that an Order of IN ANDFOR in order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licensed and
863 509- 3028 or Summary Administration has been en- HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA permits required byFederal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
863-612-000askforLbby ENre deceased, File Number VICTORM.GARCIA, Before a Contract will be awarded for theworkcontemplated herein,theDistrictwll
; by the Circuit Court for Plaintiff, conduct such investigations as is necessary to determine the performance record
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 ND Cou, Florida, Probte Divi- v. CASENO.:-39-A and ability of the apparent low Bidder to performthesize and typeofwok spec-
low miles, good shape, a/c sion, the address of which is O..BDo DAVID E. YUSKAandSAN D.YUSKA, fled underthis Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall subm such iefornal
cool, very good gas mileage 1760 Labelle Florida 33975-1760- if living, and if dead, their unknown asdeemednecessarybytheDiaticttoevaluaethetbiddersquatfcations.
$11 00/neg. (863)517-1753 that~; that the total value of cred vitor s a heirs ratesC The District reserves the rdht to reject any or ai Bld(s) not toric onndng with the hi-
MERC COUGAR '91- good thnames and addresesof those to unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, Contractforaperiodof timewhich,however, shallsneotexend beyondthirty(30)
condition, new tires, just ser- whom it has been assigned by such grantees and creditors, or other parties calendar days from the bid opening date.
viced asking $2000 or best orderare: claiming by, through or under these ATEDhis
unknown natural persons, and all par- DATED this day of _2005.
offer (863)677-4001. Creditors: ties having or claiming to have, ATTEST: CentralCounty WaterControlDisrict
NONE right, tide or interest in and to the real
MERCURY SABLE 1993 for property herein sought to have title By C ly ter
parts or repair $300 Beneficiades: quieted. 8y:CarlnHeer
(8 63-0920 or 801-170 Elwo ssellSargnt Defendants. 104316 CGS 12/22,29/05; 1/5,12/06
(863)763-0920 or801- 1117 Forest Lawn Dve I
NISSAN SENTRA NX 2000'93 Salem,Virginia24153CONSTRUCTI SERVICE
Rebuilt trans. New tires. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- SOUTHFLORIDAWATERMANAGEMENTDISTRICT
130K mi. Runs good. 27 mi FEDTHAT: To Defendants, David E. Yuska and Su- PUBLICNOTICEOFAPPLICATION
pe g. $ 0 ( ) All creditors of the estate of the decedent san, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
per gal. $1000 (863)677-0459 and persons having claims or de- CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the folowino
mands against the estate of the dece- appllcation(s)for permit have been received for projec(s) in Hendry County:
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs dent other than those for whom YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
transmission work, $500 provision for full payment was made in quiet title on the following real property George N Nelson Resort (Riverbend Motorcoach Resort) 5800 W SR 80, Alva, FL.
(863)634-2191 the Order of Summary Administration in Hendry County, Florida: 33920, has submitted Application 051031-37 for renewal of Water Use Permit
(863)634-2191. must file their claims with this court 26-00673-W to irrigate 46 acres of landscape lands. The water wil be withdrawn
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOOS SET Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1, from an adjacent lake and the project is located In Sectons 21,28, Township 43
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU- FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE a Subdivision, according to the plat South, Range28 East.
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted, FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S, ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO 50, Public Records of Hendry County, K-Bob Inc Citrus Grove) 8405 N 675 East, Ossian, IN 46777, has submitted AppI-
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and cation 051031-62 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00148-W to irrigat 59
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPL- Mineral rights not owned by pror own- acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table A-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM er. Subject to existing easements and uifer and the project is located in Sections 9,10, Township 44 South, Range 29
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988, FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF- right ofwaysof record. East.
Needs work. $250 or best TER THE ESCENDENT'S DATE OF
offer. (863)467-8856 DEATH IS BARRED. has been filed against you and you are Bar J R Ranch (Jo Mar El Grove) PO Box 5007, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submit-
The date of first publication of this Notice required to serve a copy of your writ- ted Application 051104-2 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00227-W to igate
TOYOTA CELICA 1993 5sp, is December 22nd, 2005. ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C. 130 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone
S Person GivingNotice: Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 29,30, Township 45 South, Range
cold air, $3500 ELWOOD RUSSELL SARGENT for Plaintiff, whose address Is Post Of- 29 East.
(863)675-5001 1117 Forest Lawn Drive fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
(863)675 alem, Virginia 24153 on or before January 10, 2006, and Robert L Hampton (Smoak Grove) PO Box 2512, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted
TOYOTA MR2, '88, white, sun Attorne forPerson Giving Notice: file the original with the Clerk of this Application 051109-5 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00277-W to irrigate
u M. aniel Sasso, Esquire Court either before service on the 41 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone
roo, runs great, 32-35 mpg, Attomey for Petitioner plaintiff's attorney or immediately Aquifer and the project Is located in Section 14, Township 45 South, Range 28
am/fm/cd, very dependable, Florida Bar No. 212377 thereafter; otherwise a Default will be East.
$1500. (561)924-208 M. Daniel Sasso, PA. entered against you for the relief de-
4223 Del Prado Boulevard handed In the Complaint McDanel Ranch, 25670 CR 833, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application
Cape Coral, Florida 33904 Dated December 1,2005. 051123-20 for modification of Environmental Resource Permit 26-00239-S for
S Telephone: (239) 542-1355 BARBARA BUTLER- 21,596.8 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be discharged to the North
103863 CGS 12/22,29/05 Clerkqf Circuit Court Feeder Canal and the project is located in Sections 1-34, Township 47 South,
/' sHammond Range 33 East.
CHEVEROLET PICK UP INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR DeputyClerk
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in. HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 101729 CGS 12/8,15,22,29/05 Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
motor, $2500 or best offer. PROBATE DIVISION for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regatothe ap-
(863)763-4826 File No.: 2005-187-CP IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE plication by wrng to the South Florida Water Management District, AttEnvirn-
(863)763-4826 TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL. 33416-4680,
IN RE: ESTATE OF AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6, MICHAEL DAVID SHANAHAN Case Number: 2005-724-DR fromthedateofpublication.
runs great. Needs minor res- a.t/a MICHAEL 0. SHANAHAN.
toration. $500 (863)697-6731 Deceased In Rethe Maroe of: No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
oraion. ( LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR., staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE- NOTICE TO CREDITORS Husband/Respondent, & LEANNE PA- Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative bearing re-
VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE- TRICIA FAHEY, Wife/Petitioner. gardin the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there foralter
TLE 1971, Brand new motor. The administration of the estate of Mi- reviewing the staffreport.
Needs restoration. $1000 or chael David Shanahan, deceased, NOTICE OFACTION 104668 CGS 12/22/05
best offe. (863)763-4826 "decedent") File Number 2005-187-
best offer. (863)763-4826 pending in the Circuit Court for TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Divi- 22 Leonard Street
sion, .OBox 1760, LaBelle, Florida Portland, Maine 04103 PATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS LEFT AT EVERGLADES MEMORIAL HOSPnAL
33975-1760. This Notice is provided Last Known Address Unknown
pursuant to Section 733.2121, Florida The Health Care District of Palm Beach County will be destroying all medical records
EASY GO 2 seater w/top and Statutes. The names and addresses of You are notified that an action for disso- that were left at Everglades Memorial Hospital In Pahokee when the facility
windshield and charger the Co-Personal Representatives and lution of marriage has been filed closed. If you would like to see if your medical records were left in the hoesptal
w15se (8)7 51C7 2 the C-Personal Representatives' attor- against you. when the facility closed and would liketo take possession of your records, please
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472 neyare set forth below. contactLfizHemandezat (561) 996-0129byJanuary20, 2006.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- If you want to contest the petition, you
GOLF CART '00, Yamaha, gas, FlED THAT: are required to serve a written answer INFORMACION RELACIONADA CON LAS HISTORIANS MDICAS QUESE
w/winter top, $1950. All creditors of the Decedent and other to the petition, admitting or denying QUEDARONENELHOSPITALEVERGLADES MEORIAL
w63)6 5 '2 950-22 persons having claims or demands each of the allegations contained in the
863)763-4545/260-450-22 against Decedents Estate on whom a petition, on the petitioners attorney, on El Distrito de Salud del Condado Palm Beach destruirn todas las historlas m6dicas
66 copy of this Notice is served within or before January 10, 2006, and to file que se quedaron en el Hospital Everglades Memorial en Pabekee cuando se cerr6
three (3 months after the date of the the original with the clerk of this court dicho hospital. Si usted desea chequear si su historic medical se qued6 en el bos-
first pub cation of this Notice must file either before service on the petitioners pital cuando lo cerraron y le gustaria teneda an su powder, or favor, esrvase co-
their claims with this Court WITHIN attorney or immediately thereafter. It municarse con Liz HemAndez al (541) 996-0129 antes del 20 de enero del 2006.
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS you fail to serve and file a written an-
CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master, AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB- swer, as Indicated herein, a default will
OW-n LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY be entered against you, and ajudg- DOSYE MEDICAL PASYAN YO KIRETE NAN EVERGLADES MEMORIALHOSPITAL
good condition $350 (30 DAYSAFTERTHEDATEOFSER- ment may beentered, granting the pe-
(863)946-3860 VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON titioner's requests, as indicated in the Le building nan ftmen, Depatman Sante nan Palm Beach County pral detwi tout do-
THEM. petition. sye medical yo ki terete nan Everglades Memorial Hospital nan Pahokee. Si ounta
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750 All other creditors of the Decedent and enterese vinl w sal dosye medical pa w yo te rote nan lopital la 16 birding nan
Double pumper, Very clean persons having claims or demands The petitioners attorney Is: fmen e tou si u ta vie kolele dosye w yo, tanp kontate Liz Hernandez nan
Dul pu r r c against the Decedent's Estate must file RALPH ELVER 5611996-0129 apati 20 Janvye, 2006.
$75. (239)770-6423 their claims with this Court WITHIN PAVESE LAW FIRM 104530CGS 12/22/05
THREE (3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 461 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson, OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS PODRAWER2280 IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF NOTICE OF PUBUC AUCTION
15" 35x1 4.50 $300. NOTICE LABELLE, FL 33975 T TETIT II Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC- TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800 THETWENTIETH JUDICIAL merican Lien Recovery as agent
863-763-9592 or TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR- CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR with power of attorney wiellsel the fol-
863-634-0399 EVER BARRED. Witness My Hand And The Seal Of This GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
The date of the first publication of this Court On December 1,2005. subject to any lens; net proceeds de-
TONNEAU COVER by ARE NoticelsDecember22,2005. posited withthe cierkof court own-
fits Chevy $10 or 6 ft bed Attorneyfor BARBARABUTLER A.A.A. SELF STORAGE, INC., er/lenholder has right to hearing and
truck Excellent condition $300. John E Stewart, Esq. /S/Hammond fc r aoFr ash sum orf ais 1an mh
Fimu6y96Prau Plaintiff sores ofte
Firm (863)697-6731Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, 101755CS12/8,15,22,29De V s eNo. CA
Hersch&Klnsey, PA. 101755CGS128,15,22,29 vs. CaseNo.03CA199
TOOL BOX- full size, United 9100 CollegePolnte Court GINAF.NAVARRETE, Inspect 1 weekprior@lienorfacility;
Weldin Sstems Gullwing FortMyers, FL33919 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE Defendant cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
Wedding ystems, uiwing, Telephone: (239)334-1141 TWENTIETHJUDICIALCIRCUITIN prem; any person interested ph
lockable, exc cond. $150 Flonda BarMo:158647 AND FORHENDRYCOUNTY, FLORIDA (954)563-1999
neg (863)697-1645 Co-Personal Representatives: CASE NUMBER: 05-918CA NOTICEOFSALE se date Janua20,2006 @ 10:00
Megan R. Shanahan Sale date Jana20, 2006 @ 10:00 am
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo 1801 BrantleyRoad,#203 WINDELANeDRHONOAPALMER, Nti is hereby given that 3 nw9 t .,.Lade ,FL
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best FortMyersFL33907 Plainti Notice is hereby given that
o350, Rebuilt, $350 Or best Vs ursuant to a final decree of
offer. (863)467-8856 DanaRucker MICHAEL .AND MARYANNEE.CUSEO f clir entered in the 15577 1992 Mazda 02200 PKVin#:
6911 Highway 71 NE Together with his heirs, should they ble n 6 JM2UF1139N0278672 r/o Audelio
UTILITY CAP, for pick up Wllmar,MN56201 deceased, and any natural unknown above entitled cause in the Valentine or EleazarValentineSOva,PO
truck for 8' bed, $400. 104796CGS12/22,29/05 persons who might be the unknown Circuit Court Of Glades Box 813, Fleda, FL cust: Manuel
(6 63 0 N E T R spouse, heirs, evisees, orantees, County, Floridda I will sell the Chaves, PO Box 813i, Feld2a, F. ienor:
(863)673-5038 IN THECIRCUITCOURT FORTHE creditors, unknown tenants or other Car Care Auto Detaln 260 N. Bige
TWENTIETH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN parties claiming by, through, under or property situate in Glades St., LaBelle, FLs863-674-1787aien amt
l AND FOROGLADESCOUNTY, FLORDA againsttheabove-nameddefendants. County, Florida, described $3375.95.
CASENO.CP05-232005-CP-126 Defendants, : 15578 1991 Isuzu Stylus 4dr VIn#
CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo- IN RE: ESTATE OF NOTICE OFACTION JABRT5359M7416597 r/o Liile F
s$1000 863-6973895 LOUI A. MEREDITH, Lot 4, Block 17 RANCH LAKE Besbc, 23210 Fal r St, SW LoBe.
tors, $1000 863-6973895 Deceased To: MICHAEL D. CUSEO ESTATES s per PlaNt there- FL minor: Pro Auto Repair, 49 N. In-
CHEVY 10, '03, 3 dr., stan- NOTICETO CREDITORS k n per migh t be the of as recorded in Plat Book 63-675-0onatrs284.0 FL
dard shift, 4 cyl., 13k mi., unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, 3, Page 37, of the Public d a 4
under factory warranty The administration of the estate of Loui grantees, creditors, unknown tenants Records of Glades County Ucense & bonded acionees Flab 422
$9900. (863)357-3413 A. Meredith deceased, whose date of or other parties claiming by, through, Rord d e u765&1911
death was May 30, 2003, is pending in under or against the above-named de- Florida. 104641 CGS 12/22/05
DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Aut. the Circuit Court for Glades County, pendants.
DODG RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto. Florida, Probate Division, the address
318, Long bed. Runs good. of which s Post Office Box 10, Moore You are herebynotied that a Complaint at public sale, to the highest
address of the personal representative Oct. 17 2005. You are required to the Front steps of the Glades IEADIING A NEWSPAPER
GMC-'86, 22' Drive van body, and th personal representatives attor- serve a copy of your written deteses, County Courthouse located
New eng. & tires, Less than Al creditors of the decedent and other whose name and address is: Sherea- 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, H l u


30K, 5spd. $4500 or best persons having claims or demands Ann Ferrer, RO. Box 721894, Oando, Florida 33471, at 11:00 A.M. INVOl D IN TE
offer. (941)416-5571 against decedent's estate on whom a Florida 32872, and file an original with on the 29th day of Decem-
copy of this notice Is required to be the clerk of this court on or before Jan.
served must file their claims with this 172006. Otherwise, a may ber, 2005. COMMUNIT!
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su- court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 be entered against you for the relief
per Duty, Like new, $500 or MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE demanded in the petition. Property De- JOEFLINT, Clerk of Circuit
bestoffer.(863)357-4827 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE s c r i p t i0 o n
offeOR 3 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF 4-10-43-29-030-2093-070. Port La: Court, Glades County, Florida
TOOL BOX- full size, United SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE bele Unit 3 Block 2093 Lot 7, a subd- By: Deputy Clerk
ON THEM. vision, according to the plat thereof 103962 CGS 12/22,29/05
Welding Systems, Gullwing, All creditors of the decedent and other recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Pub-
lockable, exc cond. $150 persons having claims or demands I11 Records of Hendry County, Florda.
neg (863)697-1645 against decedent's estate must file Less and except gas, oil and mineral NOTICE TO PUBLIC
their claims with this court WITHIN 3 rights not owned by the previous own-
MONTH AFTER THE DATE OF THE er. Subject to existing easements and The Hendry County Hospital Authority
FIRST PUBULCATION OFTHI NOTICE. right of way of record. Board of Directors will conduct their
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE monthly business meeting on Thurs-
FOREVER BARRED. Witness my hand and seal on Dec. 7, day, January 5th, at 12:30 p.m. In the
CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- '97, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 2005. Conference Room at Hendry Regional
White, 4x4, All power Very SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED BARABARA S. BUTLER Medical Center, 524 West Sagamore
clean $8500. or best offer TWO 121 YEARS OR MORE AFTER Clerk of the Court Avenue, Cleirtton, Florida.
lea 0 orbestofer THEDECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS By: S.uHammond 103304 CGS 12/22/05 |
(863)697-6540 BARREOD. DeputyClerk
FORD EXPEDITION 1997- All Thedate of first publication of this notice 103487CGS 12/15.22,29;1/5 Buying a car? Look in
power, leather, black/grey- 2 Personal Representative: NOTICE the classified. Selling
owner car- $5850 ArnoldW.AIIIson AUCTION on Friday, a car? Look in the
owner car- 850 3613 Sea Horse Way December 30, 2005 classified. t
(863)467-2267 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
dI^ |B ^ Attorney for Personal Representative: Belle Glade, Horida n
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue Storage Properly of Nathan Guzman Love the earth Recycle
Okeechobee, FL 34972 TV, stereo, refid erator, microwave, your used items by oa woder ameupM p
CAR DOLLEY $450 firm (863763-8600 luggage, toys,clothes, Selling them in the
(863)763-4617 Fla. BarNo.270441 householdmisc. items. classified. i lo m w
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