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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 29, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, December29, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


VoL 79 No. 29


At a Glance

Free Medicare
counseling
The Glades Initiative, Inc.
will be hosting my Medicare
matters outreach and indi-
vidual counseling sessions
Wednesday, Jan.4. With
important Medicare and
Medicaid changes beginning
Jan.l, Glades Initiative, Inc.
would like to provide educa-
tion, information, and sup-
port to seniors and others
affected by these changes in
the Glades area, so they may
be able to make informed
decisions Individual
appointments with trained
counselors are available,
and there is no cost. If you
are interested, please con-
tact Theresa Clark, GMAP
Coordinator at (561) 992-
1325 for an appointment.
Glades Initiative, Inc. is
located at 406 E. Dr. MLK, Jr.
Blvd., Suite# 103, Belle
Glade.
Site manager need
for elderly project
City of South Bay is look-
ing for a volunteer site
manger for its hot meals for
the elderly project in the city
of South Bay, if you are inter-
ested in serving as the volun-
teer 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 communi-
ty. 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 relat-
ed to Hurricane Wilma.
Classes started Dec. 5 and is
twice a week from 5-9 p.m.
Monday and Thursdays. 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 supplies,
give us their contact infor-
mation in Iraq. We want to
make sure our troops from
the Glades are receiving sup-
port from their community.
For more information please
contact Elizabeth Cayson,
Support-Our-Troops Wish
List Chairperson at 996-
0129.

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School Briefs . ..7
Opinion . . . .4
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My Medicare Matters educates


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE With the
nation looking at the Jan. 1, 2006
roll-out date for the new Medicare
Prescription Drug Plan Part D, citi-
zens everywhere continue to raise
questions. It isn't any different here
in the Glades, where some in the
senior citizen population have diffi-
culty sorting through the specifics
of the plan.
The truth is that many of them
don't understand it, and are unsure


whether the plan is for them.
Responding to those concerns,
several agencies are sponsoring
My Medicare Matters, a national
education program to help people
understand the new Medicare Pre-
scription Drug Coverage.
The program, which only start-
ed a few weeks ago, paid a visit to
the Glades area last week to help
fill in the gaps and answer the
questions that residents still have
about the new plan.
The visit to the Dolly Hand Cul-


tural Arts Center served as the
launch event of the program in
Palm Beach County. Workers were
on-hand to work in one-on-one
sessions with community mem-
bers, and help those interested to
enroll for the new prescription
drug plan.
"This plan is designed to help
most people a little and some peo-
ple a lot," one of the speakers at
the event said of the new prescrip-
tion plan. Most people are not
aware of the entirety of the plan, or


the help that some agencies,
including the Social Security
Administration, offers to low-
income individuals and families to
pay for the prescription plan.
That's where My Medicare Mat-
ters comes in.
My Medicare Matters is an inde-
pendent organization sponsored
by the National Council on the
Aging and the Access to Benefits
Coalition, with support from
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.
At the presentation at the Dolly


Hand Cultural Arts Center, speak-
ers offered their help, but did not
make direct recommendations to
the residents.
The role of the organization is
-in informing, and narrowing down
the list of possible plans to choose
from, but according to officials, not
to offer one specific plan over
another. That is up to the individual
person to decide, they said.
Bob McFalls, CEO for Palm
See Medicare Page 10


Police look



into shooting

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza paying the biggest price over it.
The shooting happened
BELLE GLADE The Belle near downtown Belle Glade, at
Glade Police Department con- the loading ramp, a popular
tinues to investigate a shooting late-night hang out. That's
death that claimed the life of a when witnesses say the two
woman earlier this month. Holland brothers, Eddie and
Police officials say a conflict Malcolm, pulled up in a car,
between two warring "fac- armed and ready to draw fire
tions" erupted in a shoot out, on Roosevelt Johnson.
with the woman caught in the Moments before the shots
middle of the gunfight. Lanetra rang out one of the brothers
Brown was hit by a bullet and asked Lanetra to move her car
later died as a result of the from the road. Lanetra didn't
injury, have time to do anything.
Police have arrested two in "Before she could move, the
connection with the shooting. shots started," said Chief
According to Police Chief Dowdell.
Albert Dowdell, the woman hit Witnesses say the Holland
was not a part of the argument brothers opened fire first, with
between the two sides -- two Roosevelt, armed with a
brothers and a former football friend's gun, shot back.
player for the Glades Central
Raiders but she ended up See Shooting-Page 10


South Bay



reassesses



improvements


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY The South
Bay City Commission last week
agreed to go forward with
resurfacing roads to reduce the
overall bad condition of streets
in the city. The money, they
said, will not go far, but they
agreed that work should at
least begin in addressing the
poor condition of the roadways
throughout the city.
In South Bay, the muck


underneath the streets in many
areas has caused the swelling
and dipping of the roads. Resi-
dents in South Bay have been
before the city commission to
complain about the situation,
and the damage they feel their
vehicles sustain as a result of
the bumpy streets and roads.
Some dips formed by the wast-
ing streets reach from a few
inches deep to going much far-
See Roads Page 10


2005: This year i
Editor's note: This is the South Florida Water Man-
first presentation of news agement District (SFWMD)
highlights from 2005. In next representatives, together with
week's edition, we will pres- state officials "turned dirt" on
ent the final six months of the Everglades Agricultural
2005. Area (EAA) Reservoir. The
event marks the beginning of a
test phase that will provide
January important information to be
Florida Crystal workers, fol- used in the design of the reser-
lowing a strike at the Okeelan- voir an ambitious project
ta sugar mill in South Bay, whose environmental aim,
m experts say, will go far in main-
have accepted a final contract experin g the integrity of the
submitted by the company Evergl ades.integrity of the
Jan. 1. A week before the con- Leaders of the tri-city
tract was signed by the Inter- Glades area, which includes
national Association of Pahokee, South Bay and Belle
Machinists and Aerospace Glade, agreed that efforts
Workers Local Lodge 2152, being made to repair State
the members of that group Road 15 should be ramped up
went on strike, arguing against to accommodate a new road
measures the company had design. Tired of the number of
put forth in the contract accumulated deaths that have
measures they said would occurred on the road over the
negatively affect hundreds of years, and not satisfied with
workers, some of whom the improvement project cur-
would be displaced. rently being handled by the


n review
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (DOT), they said
they deserved more.

February
At its meeting on Jan. 25,
Pahokee city commissioners
approved the city's request to
submit an application to the
USDA for.a grant to pay for the
reconstruction of the marina.
Following a torrent of two hur-
ricanes that struck the com-
munity late in the year in 2004,
one of those hardest hit
seemed to be the marina; with
its sole occupant, the Ever-
glades Adventures camp-
ground and marina, left to
tend to the aftermath.
"Coach" Don Thompson
was named this year's citizen
of the year by the Pahokee
Chamber of Commerce for his
See Review- Page 10


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Struck by disaster: Lifted by a helping hand


h NI/Jose Zaragoza
Last Friday, 100 families gathered at the Palm Beach County Sheriff'i Office building in
Belle Glade, prepared to go on a $200 shopping spree. After the hurricane, a generous
philanthropist from Wellington donated $26,000 of his money to help families displaced
by the storm to purchase essentials. The Wal Mart company contributed an additional
$6,000 to the project, which was arranged by the sheriff's office.


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Sheriff's deputies organized the families to board buses to Wal Mart, where they were
given the opportunity to purchase food, clothing and other necessary items that the
storm took after it hit. Sgt. Linda Hamilton, along with Cpt. Russ, were two of the offi-
cers who helped to coordinate the event last Friday.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Job well done in hurricane
Glades Correctional Institution Warden Randy Tift, at a
city meeting in Belle Glade, acknowledged the excellent
work of his crew during the hurricane. GCI was one of
four organizations presented with plaques for their con-
tribution to helping during and after the storm.


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Wedding announcement


Holidays can be dangerous for pets


Dr. Raquel Brown, a veterinari-
an at the College of Veterinary Med-
icine & Biomedical Sciences at
Texas A&M University offers the fol-
lowing tips for keeping your pets
safe during the holidays:
Keep candles, potpourri pots
and decorations out of reach.
Put away children's toys.
Make sure small objects, med-
ications, chocolates, etc. are kept
out of reach.
Be aware of the dangers
posed by holiday plants. Holly,
poinsettia, mistletoe, ivy and hibis-
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Keep your pets on their regu-
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give them table scraps. The high fat
content of some holiday dishes can
make pets ill. Chocolate is of partic-
ular concern.
With people going in and out
at holiday, indoor pets may slip out
of the house. Make sure your pet
has a collar and identification tag.
If pets are easily stressed or
frightened by strangers, you might
want to put them in a separate
room during holiday parties.
Dr. Brown advises against giving
puppies or kittens as presents. Pets
should not be purchased on an
impulse. Too often puppies given
as Christmas presents wind up at


animal shelters when they are no
longer cute little puppies.
"A pet is a lifetime commitment,
maybe as much as 18 years," she
said. "Taking on a responsibility of
such magnitude is a personal deci-
sion and must be made with great
forethought."
Even if you are sure the person
wants a particular dog or cat, the
busy holiday season is not the best
time to introduce a new animal into
a household. It might be better to
give a gift certificate and bring the
new pet home after the first of the
year, when the household can
resume a more normal routine.


Obituaries


Danielle Nunnenkamp and


Nunnenkamp

and Stoker

Danielle Nunnenkamp and
Michael Justin Stoker were joined
in marriage Nov. 12, 2005. The
bride is the daughter of Kurt and
Ronniann Kunnenkamp.
The groom is the son of the late
Lisa Ruth Stoker.
The wedding was held at
Cypress Lake United Methodist
Church. Pastor Jaime Westlake
officiated at the ceremony. The
bride was given away by her par-
ents.
The bride wore a strapless,
white satin dress with a line-lace
overlay and a lace train. She carried


John and Shirley White, of
Clewiston, celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary Dec. 2, 2005.
John W White, son of Floyd and
lone White, was born in Boise,
Idaho and was serving in the Unit-
ed States Marine Corp when they
met.
Shirley A. White, daughter of
Gerald and Alberta Eastman, was
born in West Palm Beach and liv-
ing in Hollywood, Florida, when
they met.
They met at a church youth
service in Hollywood, Florida in
1952.
They were married in Holly-
wood, Florida in 1955 by Rev. C.B.
McDuff at the United Pentecostal
Church of Hollywood.
Since their marriage they have
lived in Hollywood, Bradenton,


Submitted to INI/Michael Justin Stoker
Michael Justin Stoker


a bouquet of white roses.
The maid of honor was Jean
Rose. Bridesmaids were: Carleen
Nunnenkamp, Shantel Jilani, April
Scogin, Tina Noel, and Alise Stoker.
The best man was John Stoker.
Groomsmen were: Ted Audet,
Jaime Stoker, Jeff Stoker, and Nick
Crowe. The flower girl was Kylie.
The ring bearer was Cody.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Heritage
Palms Country Club.
After the honeymoon trip to Las
Vegas, the couple is at home in Ft.
Myers, Florida.
The groom is employed as a
High School Biology teacher, and
the bride is employed as a Parale-
gal.


West Palm Beach, Ocala, Lake
City, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Since 1988 they have been resi-
dents of Clewiston.
John and Shirley have two chil-
dren Gerald and Michele. Gerald
(Jerry) E. White and his wife, Mar-
garet (Meg) lives in Jacksonville,
Florida. Michele A. Harris and her
husband J. Mark Harris, Sr. live in
Clewiston. They have seven grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
Both John and Shirley have
always been very active and sup-
portive of their church serving in
many capacities over the 50 years
of their marriage. They currently
are helping their daughter and
son-in-law, at the Lighthouse
Apostolic Church of Clewiston
where their son-in-law is the Pas-
tor.


Vernie May Earl
Vernie May Earl, age 95, died on
December 22, 2005at the William Childs
Hospice House Facility in Palm Bay,
Florida. Vernie was born April 19, 1910
in the vicinity of Cairo, Ohio, to Dick and
Cora Wood. Vernie graduated Lima
Central High School in 1928. On July
1st, 1929, she married Don Francis Earl,
who preceded her in death on January
29, 1997. Don and Vernie owned and
operated Earl's Hardware, Plumbing,
1975. They retired to Lakeport, Florida
in 1976 where Vernie lived until October 2003, at which time she
moved to William Childs Hospice House, in Palm Bay, FL. Vernie was
a member of the Moore Haven Methodist Church and a former mem-
ber of the Cairo Methodist Church. She was also a member of the
Eastern Star and Rebecca Lodge-Past Grands.
Survivors included a daughter, Donna Ebling McClanahan of Cairo; a
son, Robert (Patricia) Earl of Melbourne Beach, FL; a daughter Arlene
(Thomas) Johnson of Lakeport/Palm Bay, FL; and a brother Charlie
Wood of Cairo, OH. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Mike
Ebling, Randy Ebling, Diane Miller, and Lori Ebling of OH; Scott
Ebling, Nick Earltinez, and Ned Earl of Melbourne, FL. Additionally
there are thirteen great-grandchildren and five greast-great-grandchil-
dren.
Vernie was also preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers, and a
three year old grandson, Neal Donald, sono f Robert and Patricia Neal.
Visitation was held Friday, December 23, 2005 at 1:30PM at the
Buxton Funeral Home.
Services will be held at Hartman and Sons Funeral Home in Columbus
Grove, OH on December 30, 2005 and the burial will be at East Side
Cemetery in Cairo, OH following the services at the funeral home.
All local arrangements have been under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972,
863-763-1994 Phone, 863-763-8134 Fax


Lucille "Lucy"
Lottie Burdick
Lucille Lottie Burdick, age 53, of
Clewiston passed away Friday,
Dec. 16, 2005, at Hendry Regional
Medical Center.
Lucille was born Feb. 4,1952, in
Erie, PA, to the Late William Keith
and Agnes Mary "Smisko" Keith.
She moved to Clewiston in 1982
from Cambridge Springs, PA. She
was active with the East Hendry
County Unit of The American Soci-
ety and was instrumental in the
local Relay For Life campaign. She
was a substitute teacher at the Cen-
tral Elementary School, former Boy
Scout Master, and Pack Master of
the Cub Scouts.
Survivors include her husband
Gene Burdick, sons: Chris Cald-
well, Frank Burdick of Clewiston; a
daughter, Annie Buchanan (Art),
Newport, NC; brothers: Ron Keith
(Dora), William Keith (Barb), of
Pennsylvania; sisters: Florence
Trounter (Chuck), Jo Ann Calla-
han, of Tampa, Fla., Mary Szocki
(Rich) of Pennsylvania, Susan
Spadaccio, Erie, PA, and five grand-
children.
A memorial service was held
Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at the
Akins-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-


ton Chapel with Reverend Mack
Simmons of Calvary Baptist
Church officiating.
Memorials in memory of Lucy
may be sent to the American Can-
cer Society of the local Relay for
Life 2006 in care of Sandi
Rodriguez at 315 South W.C.
Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home-Clewiston.

Beverly J. Parks
Beverly J. Parks, 64, of Crooked
Hook Campground passed away
Dec. 11,2005, peacefully at home.
Beverly was born Sept. 20,
1941, at Cadott, Wisconsin, the
daughter of Roy Combs and Helen
(Knudson) Combs.
Survivors include her husband
Gary R. Parks, of Clewiston; chil-
dren: Gary, Larry, Ed, Sherry,
Michelle, and Tammy Jo; brothers:
Bob, Tom and Roy Combs of Lans-
ing, MI.; a sister, Betty Buck, of
Lansing, and five grandchildren.
A family memorial service will
be held at a later date. Cremation
arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al home Clewiston Chapel.

Belkys Sofia Ramirez
Belkys Sofia Ramirez, 68, of


Submitted to INI/Jannan Nicholson
Pet of the Week winner
Oh, the things I have to endure for a Scooby snack! Okay,
the truth is, I've seen all the pet winners and quite frankly,
I'm cuter than they are. Mom says if I don't make the hol-
iday contests, I'll be wearing bunny ears for Easter, so
help me out! Okay, Cracker, there is only so much I can let
a dog endure, so you are this week's Pet of the Week win-
ner and have earned yourself a trip to Doc Savvy's Animal
Hospital, in Belle Glade, for a day of pampering at her pet
spa. Cracker may know the way, as he has a taste for any-
thing that moves, based on some of the things Doc Savvy
has had to pull from Cracker's stomach. Enjoy this trip
Cracker, you deserve it! If you have any interesting pho-
tos of your pet, submit them to me at
myoung@newszap.com for a chance to win your pet a day
at the pet spa, courtesy of Doc Savvy's Animal Clinic. Doc
Savvy can be reached at (561) 996-5500.



Frank J. Brady
Frank J. Brady Jr., age 48, died
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in
Okeechobee, FL. He was born
November 24, 1957 in Pahokee, FL
and raised there. He was a lifetime
resident of the Lake Area, primarily in
Okeechobee. He was an avid hunter
and enjoyed all outdoor activities. He
loved dancing, music, and was always
"the life of the party". He loved his
family and was a father, brother, and friend to many.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother "Grannie" Cassie
Chaney.
Mr. Brady Jr. is survived by his loving wife of twenty-six years,
Peggy Brady of Okeechobee. He is also survived by his son, Blake
Brady; his daughters, Yvonne Brady and Tiffany (Jeff) Whitlock;
his grandchildren, Kaiya Brady-Long, Trevor Brady, Abigail
Whitlock and Brandon Reed Whitlock, all of Okeechobee. In addi-
tion, he is survived by his father, Frank (Marilyn) Brady, Sr. and
his mother Carolyn Schneider, all of Okeechobee; his sisters, Pam
(Bobby) 'hcker of Palm City, Rhonda (Bill) T'arner of Okeechobee,
and Cindy (Randy) Mills of Loxahatchee.
The family received friends, Wednesday, December 28, 2005
from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Avenue,
Okeechobee. Services followed at 2:00PM. Interment was at
Evergreen Cemetery, Okeechobee.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to
the D.C. Ranch, P.O. Box 1791, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements were under the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, 863-763-1994 Phone, 863-763-8134 Fax


Clewiston passed away Dec. 13,
2005 peacefully at home under the
care of Hope Hospice and a loving
family.
Belkys was born at Manzanillo,
Cuba, the daughter of the late Ani-
bal and Graciela (Antunez) Gonza-
lez.
She is survived by her husband
Alberto Jesus Ramirez; daughters,
Tica (George) Rivas, Graciela
.(James) Swindle, Sofia (Robert)
Kirstein of Clewiston; a son,
Alberto (Judy) Jaime Ramirez of


Ocala, sisters; Maria (Rick) Horns-
by, Graciela (Jose) Castro of
Clewiston; seven grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home Chapel
- Clewiston, with Father Marc
Lussier of St. Margaret's Catholic
Church officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. All arrangements by Akin -
Davis Funeral Home Clewis-
ton.


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What a difference



a century makes


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Look at where our country was
100 years ago. In 1906, the average
life expectancy in the U.S. was 47
years. Only 14 percent of the homes
in the U.S. had a bathtub. Only eight
percent of the homes had a tele-
phone. A three-minute call from
Denver to New York City cost $11.
There were only 8,000 cars and
only 144 miles of paved roads in the
U.S. The maximum speed limit in
most cities was 10 mph. The tallest
structure in the world was the Eiffel
Tower.
The average wage in the U.S.
was 22 cents per hour. The average
U.S. worker made between $200
and $400 per year. A competent
accountant could expect to earn
$2,000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per
year, a veterinarian between $1,500
and $4,000 per year, and a mechan-
ical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in
the U.S. took place at home.
Ninety percent of all U.S. doc-
tors had no college education.
Instead, they attended so-called
medical schools, many of which
were condemned in the press and
by the government as "substan-
dard". Sugar cost four cents a
pound. Eggs were 14 cents a
dozen. Coffee was 15 cents a
pound. Most women washed their
hair only once a month, and they
used borax or egg yolks for sham-
poo.
Five leading causes of death in'
the U.S. were: Pneumonia' and
influenza, Tuberculosis, Diarrhea,
Heart disease, and Stroke. The


American flag had 45 stars. Arizona,
Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii,
and Alaska hadn't been admitted to
the Union yet. The population of
Las Vegas, Nevada, was just 30!
Only six percent of all Americans
had graduated from high school.
What a difference a century
makes! Try to imagine what it may
be like in another 100 years! The
reality is that we probably won't be
around to experience it, but what
we do today might possibly help
shape it for our families and neigh-
bors in the years to come.
As we approach the new year,
all kinds of possibilities face us. This
next year is an open book for us to
.write in. We have a chance to begin
anew. We have a chance to make a
difference in the life of another. We
have a chance to make a difference
in our own life.
There is no telling what the
future holds for us. The only thing
we know for sure is that things will
change, and that in the changes we
can anchor ourselves in Him who
holds the future. My battle cry in
times of struggle is the biblical
promise that "I can do all things
through Him who gives me
strength." (Philippians 4:13) My
anchor for what the future holds
comes from Jeremiah 29:11: "For I
know the plans I have for you,"
declares the LORD, "plans to pros-
per you and not to harm you, plans
to give you hope and a future."
In this coming year, may you
realize fu llyod's blessings, and
may' oi o. ssM ('e1used to
help shape qO world this next year
and for the'generatidns'to come in
the next hundred years!


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello! I
have a question about my 105-
pound dog Piper. Piper is a
Malamute mix breed, and we
live out on our farm in Illinois.
It's pretty cold this time of the
year, and I have been noticing
the pads on his feet are very dry
and cracked. Tell me Doc, is
there a little something I can put
on his pads to cure them?
Thanks, Paul.
A: Hello there Paul, and
thanks for the interesting ques-
tion. Yes, there a few things you
can do for Piper. Vaseline will
work wonderfully! Only, howev-
er, as long as Piper wears socks
or booties. If you put a little
Vaseline on his feet with socks,
then it will just wipe right on off.
There are special booties you
can pick up at pet supplies. Paul,
you can even find snow boots
for sale! Try this every day for a
week, and let me know if Piper's
paws are pretty once again.
Happy New Year Paul, Doc
Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have
plans for a big party at my house


New Year's Eve with catered
food, live music, plenty of fun
and fireworks. I am concerned
about two very important things
however, my two hound dogs
Josie and Silly! I think they will
be very nervous with all the
noise from the fireworks. I plan
on keeping them inside the
house in their kennel, but I was
wondering, can I give them a
sedative? Thanks Doc, Jessie in
Pt. St. Lucie.
A: Well first of all Jessie,
where is my invitation? Huh!
Okay, the answer is yes! As long
as your dogs are healthy, and
without any signs of seizures,
and your veterinarian is okay
with dispensing them, then yes,
and I recommend Acepro-
mazine.
Have a happy'and safe New
Year. Best wishes, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
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Big Dawg!


Doc Savvy


The holiday without cards, presents


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Christmas always ends with
sales even bigger sales that
were supposed to be very spe-
cial before Christmas. Easter
also comes with sales and after-
Easter sales too. Birthdays come
at all times during the year, you
might be lucky to have some-
one special have a birthday
when a good sale is on, but
don't count on it.
Then there are the other days
when we just celebrate no
sales, no presents, no cards, no
nothing, other than a day off or
a moment to kick back and
relax. Grandparent's Day didn't
seem to catch on but in some
places Secretary's Day is cele-
brated with gifts. Then there
New Years Day. It's usually a
time for staying up New Year's
Eve. Welcoming in the New
Year and the enjoying the foot-
ball game or the parade before
back to Work.:,-, '- ,: ,;
Often it's nothing special,
just another day off before start-
ing another year. Now that


we're on the eve of another year
it might be good to stop and
reflect on what it may mean.
We're promised troop with-
drawals in a costly and difficult
war. We're well underway with
recuperating from the losses
caused by hurricanes during the
last year. We're having elections
coming up and a chance to
express our feelings about what
is going on in the country and
whether our candidates will
take a new direction or contin-
ue on old paths.
We're hopefully over the
worst of some of the employ-
ment problems and some peo-
ple I know are getting back to
work after being "between
jobs" for awhile. We're seeing
efforts to root out corruption
and there seems to be a revival
of the questions about balance
between "security" and "terror-
ist threats" and individual, con-
stitutional liberties.
New Year's is a time I like to
think about what has happened
inl my own life too. I can think
of some New-ear's "elebra-'
tions when I reflected on mo\v-
ing into a ministry, changing


directions, moving into a new
community, finishing a course
of studies, starting a new life,
having a child born into our
household, taking a special
vacation, making new friends.
More often than not, New Year's
was a time for thanksgiving for
the passing of another year in
the same ministry or getting
deeper involved in community
life where I lived. It was a time
to be thankful for being able to
watch a child grow and being
thankful for the friends that
have been there over the years,
for being grateful for healing or
unexpected gifts.
The Hymn "How great thou
art" is a reminder that they're in
the ordinary things God reveals
Himself in His greatest majesty.
It doesn't have to be in the excit-
ing or glamorous or earth shak-
ing, but there He is in the things
around me that I take for grant-
ed.
New Year's is really a bench-
mark, a time to think about the
past and the future. If there is a
resolution to be offered, it might
be that we thank God for the
past year and thank him for


what is on the horizon.
The words from Philippians
sum it up: "Rejoice in the Lord
always, I will say it again,
Rejoice!" Let your gentleness be
evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about any-
thing, but in everything with
prayer and petition with thanks-
giving present your request's to
God. And the peace of God
which transcends all under-
standing will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus
(Philippians 4:4-7)".
The Lord that carried us
through the past year and years,
through the difficult moments
and through all that came, will
also be with us in the year and
years to come. That's worth tak-
ing a moment out on a bench-
mark holiday to celebrate no
cards, no gifts, but remember-
ing the past and looking to the
future and knowing God is at
our side.
There's a resolution to make
at New Years being grateful
to God -and walking with Him
into the New Year and knowing
that He*"-be there no matter
what comes.


The truth about gentics and weight loss; what to do


Tall and short, dark and light,
freckled and tanned, we come in
myriad packages with myriad fea-
tures, most of them determined
by our genetics before we ever
draw breath. Very few of these
traits can we control, and we just
have to play the hand we re
dealt.
But when people are earnestly
trying to lose weight and failing
again and again, many ultimately
get the sneaking suspicion that
they really are playing against a
stacked deck. They may be right.
If you're one of those who sub-
scribes to the notion that Ameri-
ca's growing weight problem is
solely a failure of personal
restraint or will, it's time to recon-
sider. Solid research is helping us
understand just how truly stacked
that deck is, because in addition
to anything else, for some people
who struggle with their weight, it
seems that any given exercise


effort will yield far less result than
it offers anyone else because of
what's already coded on their
DNA.
When it comes to weight man-
agement, genetic factors get
blamed for a lot of body issues
where they may or may not have
a role: "She's just big- boned."
"He just carries his cargo up
front." "The whole family is built
that way." You've heard them all,
and they might have sounded
more like excuses than explana-
tions.
But think about the genetically
based elements that we already
know are out of our control: Peo-
ple certainly do have different
body types, with some of us thick-
er or thinner than others, and
shorter or taller.
Then there's the particular pre-
disposition for distribution, for
having our weight in certain
places on our bodies, which


could be the old apple/pear body-
type contrast, or a tendency to
carry fat on the arms.
Add to those a predisposition
for building muscle easily or not.
And if you want to be very specif-
ic, throw in that natural love or
dislike of athletic pursuits that
would certainly come into play
with exercise.
From just those few features,
you can see how someone with
an unfavorable combination of
genetic factors is going to be at a
disadvantage compared to some-
one with a better "stack of fac-
tors."
And now there's this:
Researchers have identified spe-
cific combinations of genes that
appear to correlate very strongly
with fat retention independent of,
even in spite of, exercise.
In a very closely controlled,
yearlong study with post-
menopausal women chosen as


subjects because they are more
stable, hormonally speaking
researchers divided the partici-
pants into an exercise interven-
tion group and a control group.
All the subjects were carefully
selected for specific features of
their health and lifestyle. Various
lab tests were taken, including
certain genetic tests. The subjects
were all instructed not to change
their dietary habits. The control
group was assigned a moderate
stretching regimen to use over the
course of the study, and the inter-
verition group was given a moder-
ate intensity, 45-minute workout
for five days a week, initially with
supervision. There was detailed
tracking, because the researchers
were especially interested in iden-
tifying distinctions between
genetic and environmental fac-
tors.
At the end of the study period,
the researchers found a distinct


variability in the amount of fat lost
by some exercisers that could not
be explained by their adherence
levels.
So the researchers looked to
the genetic data, and indeed,
there were two specific genes that
stood out related to patterns of fat
loss and exercise. Participants
with certain combinations of
those genes and their variants had
significantly different fat loss out-
comes.
The complex science at this
level can be pretty confusing.
Genes are named with different
alphanumeric codes and so are
their variant alleles. If you're not
careful, you can end up in some
real alphabet soup just trying to
talk about it, but basically two
genes are involved here, the
CYP19 and the COMT.
They found that having one
CYP19 gene and its variants was
not consistently associated with


percentage fat, total fat, subcuta-
neous fat or intra-abdominal fat,
that dangerous excess that gath-
ers around our vital organs.
But having two such genes
correlated to a slightly larger
decrease in body mass index, and
a significantly larger decrease in
total fat and percentage of body
fat.
And having a particular geno-
type of the COMT gene, together
with at least one copy of the
CYP19 gene, also related to a sig-
nificantly larger decrease in BMI,
total fat and percentage of body
fat. There were corresponding
intermediate combinations and
results that bore out the relation-
ships.
Interestingly, in the exercising
group, those with a specific vari-
ant of the CYP19 gene lost more
fat over the year, but in the non-
workout group, those with that
same variant gained more fat.


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City awards extra pay


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE The city of
Belle Glade officially endorsed its
desire to compensate employee
longevity with a monetary gift at
its last city meeting. The pay is
based on accrued benefits
between the years of 2001 to 2004
and was ratified last week by the
commissioners.
The issue came up earlier this
year, with employees of the city
arguing that the city had failed to
follow through with an ordinance
approved years before. The ordi-
nance, they said, guaranteed
employees extra benefits, to be
paid at once, based on the num-
ber of years of service each
employee had with the city.
The language in the ordinance,
though, was not specific in scope.
Though some commissioners
came forward to say the docu-
ment was to have reflected flexi-
bility in the language allowing the
commission to pay the extra com-
pensation only for years in which
it is financially able to do so, the
same commissioners came back
to support the measure's
approval.
After several meetings dis-
cussing the issue, the commission
voted April 18 to award the pay-
ment to its employees, at a cost of
approximately $250,000 to the
city.


"Although the intent of the
ordinance text was ambiguous,
the commission did not hesitate
in their resolve to stand behind
city staff," said City Manager
Houston Tate in a memo to com-
missioners dated Dec. 19.
According to Mr. Tate, the
move now completes Phase I of
the pay-out, with the city deter-
mining a date to complete Phase
II, which involves a final payment
to all retirees and inactive city staff
"who meet the eligibility for
longevity."
Additionally, the commission
also ratified a salary increase to all
city staff "at a rate of .5 percent
per year of service, up to a maxi-
mum of two percent." Staff
employed by the city since Oct. 1,
2005 are eligible for the raise.
The city had been studying the
feasibility of implementing a raise
in salary as discussions of the
longevity pay were ongoing. City
Manager Tate supported looking
into making the increase a reality
to reward employees for their
hard work, especially after Hurri-
cane Wilma.
"A knowledgeable and profes-
sional group of individual team
members makes all the difference
in running a successful municipal
government," he said. "It is my
hope that this well-deserved
increase comes at a time when
our staff can use it the most."


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Arrest Report
Editor's note: The following of three (3) individuals on drug
individuals listed in the arrest related offenses. Sheriff Whid-
reports, are not an indication of don stated that on Dec. 22 at
guilt. Anyone wishing to contact approximately 0430 hours
the newspaper following the Deputies and Detectives execut-
final disposition of their case ed a narcotics search warrant at
may do so for publication. 401 Meadow brook Avenue in
Moore Haven.
Glades County Sheriff's The search warrant was
Office press releases obtained by detective Harris
based on the following viola-
On Dec. 16, Sheriff'Stuart tions: Sell of cocaine, posses-
Whiddon announced the arrests sion of cocaine with intent to
of three (3) juveniles. The juve- sell, delivery of cocaine. Once
niles were initially questioned the warrant was executed,
after several leads were Anthony Braham (B/M, D.O.B.
obtained by Glades County Nov. 11, 1977) was arrested and
Sheriff's investigators. During charged as follows:
the interviews, several confes- Sell of cocaine, Possession of
sions were obtained from the cocaine with intent to sell, deliv-
juveniles regarding numerous ery of cocaine, possession of
crimes that were currently being cocaine, possession of marijua-
investigated as well as others na.
that were unknown. Deputies and detectives then
Following the interviews, responded to various other resi-
three arrests were made, which dences in Glades County and
closed the following four (4) were successful in arresting the
cases. following suspects for drug
Burglary to a residence and related violations.
theft within, burglary to a vehi- Detective Harris and Detec-
cle and grand theft within, bur- tive Jones arrested Cleveland
glary to a residence, arson with- Bennett Williams (B/M, D.O.B.
in and felony criminal mischief Oct. 8, 1972) of 714 Avenue A in
within, misdemeanor criminal Moore Haven, he was charged
mischief, as follows: Sale of cocaine with-
Juvenile number one (1) was in 1000 feet of a church, posses-
charged with Burglary to a resi- sion of cocaine with intent to
dence theft. sell within 1,000 feet of a
Juvenile number two (2) was church, possession of a firearm
charged with Burglary to a resi- by a convicted felon.
dence (3 counts), Burglary to a Detective Harris arrested
vehicle, grand theft, Felony mis- Dennis T. Brown (B/M/, D.O.B.
chief, arson to a residence, theft, July 3, 1961) of 410 Orchard
misdemeanor criminal mischief. Avenue in Moore Haven, he was
Juvenile number three (3) charged as. follows: Sale of
was charged with Burglary to a cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
residence (2 counts), Burglary church, possession of cocaine
to a vehicle, grand theft, felony with intent to sell within 1,000
criminal mischief, arson to a res- feet of a church.
idence, misdemeanor criminal Sheriff Whiddon stated that
mischief. one suspect was not located,
Juvenile number two and however, he has pending crimi-
three were arrested and trans- nal charges for drug related
ported to the Lee County Jail for offenses and will be arrested
booking into the Department of when located.
Juvenile Justice Facility. Juvenile Sheriff Whiddon stated that
number one was arrested and these arrests are a result of con-
released to his parents with a tinued investigations that occur
notice to appear, which requires in Glade.- : .unty on a regular
the juvenile to appear at a later basis. Sheriff Whiddon further
date in Glades County Court stated that he would not tolerate
before the judge., these types of crimes; therefore,
Glades County Sheriff's Office
On Dec. 22, Sheriff Stuart has a zero tolerance policy with
Whiddon announced the arrests regards to drug related offenses.


Crist announces new partnership for child safety


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that Floridians can now utilize a
new tool to help ensure the safe-
ty of their children and neigh-
borhoods. Beginning today,
Floridians and citizens across
America can link to the Family
Watchdog Web site through the
Attorney General's site at
http://MyFloridaLegal.com.
Family Watchdog features a
unique service that provides e-
mail notification when regis-
tered sexual predators move
into a neighborhood. Florida
becomes the first state to join
forces with this child safety
operation.
The new site is part of the
Amber Alert network and can be
accessed directly at http://Fami-
lywatchdog.us.
It provides free general infor-
mation, detailed maps of neigh-
borhoods, tips on keeping chil-
dren safe, and an e-mail
notification when a registered
sex offender moves into a partic-
ular neighborhood. Additional
addresses can be added to the
notification system for a small
fee. Family watchdog is
endorsed by America's Most
Wanted host John Walsh and
child safety advocatieJ Clark,
who together formed The Safe
Side, a group designed to further
child protection efforts.
"Nothing is more important
than the protection of our chil-
dren," said Crist. "We are
pleased to alert our citizens to
this new tool that can help par-
ents keep track of those who are
prone to destroy lives. Sexual
predators are likely to commit
similar crimes again, so parents
need to know when these indi-
viduals move into the neighbor-
hood."
Family Watchdog can also
serve as a bridge among the
states in helping citizens know
the locations of these offenders.
While states such as Florida
have a database of registered
sexual predators and offenders,
it is difficult to know when they
move to another state. Sexual
offenders and predators can be
tracked by name, no matter the
state in which they are regis-
tered, and the Family Watchdog


"Family Watchdog is honored to provide our
Internet-based sex offender mapping service to
the state of Florida, and we welcome the oppor-
tunity to partner with Attorney General Crist
and his staff to reduce the number of sexual
assaults committed on Floridians."
Steve Roddel
founder of Family Watchdog


site enables parents to draw
maps of their registered address-
es.
"Like parents everywhere,
we're sick and tired of seeing
case after case of crimes against
children," said Walsh and Clark.
"You can join us in fighting
back."
"Family Watchdog is honored
to provide our Internet-based
sex offender mapping service to
the state of Florida, and we wel-
come the opportunity to partner
with Attorney General Crist and
his staff to reduce the number of
sexual assaults committed on
Floridians," said Steve Roddel,
founder of Family Watchdog.
"We believe strongly that the
best way to combat sexual
assault is through personal
awareness. Identifying known
perpetrators of these crimes
within the community is an
important first step in protecting
those most at risk of sexual
assault."
In the six months since Rod-
del launched Family Watchdog
in Westfield, Indiana, the Web
site has grown into America's
number one site for the identifi-
cation and mapping of convict-
ed sexual offenders. The Web
site consistently has more users
than the next three sites com-
bined. Over the last several
weeks the Web site has under-
gone major changes to make it
easier to navigate and offer the
user more information, includ-
ing a national Amber Alert Sys-
tem, child safety tips, and holi-
day shopping safety.
This partnership is another
component of the attorney gen-
eral's commitment to enhanc-
ing child safety. During 2005 sev-
eral initiatives have been
launched, including a partner-


ship with Net Smartz, an interac-
tive resource for children and
parents. Other initiatives
include:
In May, Crist and Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment Commissioner Guy Tun-
nell, in conjunction with Pitney-
Bowes, announced an
enhanced state Web site that
makes it easier to keep track of
sexual offenders and predators
in Florida.
The establishment of the
attorney general's Cyber Crime
Unit in 2005. This unit targets
child pornography, child preda-
tors and internet-based sexual
exploitation of children, and
produced the arrest of an
accused child pornographer
soon after it was established.
A new publication titled
"Safe Steps" was produced for
the purpose of educating par-
ents on ways to protect their
young children and alert them to


issues involving teenagers. The
publication was produced in
conjunction with the National
Center for Missing and Exploited
Children.
A series of one-hour cours-
es called "Escape School," cov-
ering child safety for both chil-
dren and parents, was presented
at 25 locations around the state.
Links to these child safety ini-
tiatives can be found on the*
attorney general's homepage at
http://MyFloridaLegal.com and
by clicking on "Child Safety."
The attorney general also
successfully fought for the con-
stitutionality of the Florida Sexu-
al Predators Act Florida's ver-
sion of "Megan's Law," which is
the act that requires sexual
predators to register once they
are released from prison.
The Florida Supreme Court
agreed with the arguments put
forth by the Attorney General's
Office of the Solicitor General.
The Supreme Court also agreed
with the attorney general's argu-
ment that automatically placing
a convicted offender's name on
a list of offenders is not uncon-
stitutional. In addition, the U.S.
Supreme Court last month
refused to consider a legal chal-
lenge to the Florida law requir-
ing sex offenders to register with
the state so their pictures and
other identifying information
can be posted on the Internet.


Crime Stoppers


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County needs the help of
the community to help locate a
wanted fugi-
tive as of Dec.
23,2005.
Her name
is Laffetta L.
Gibson, she
is describe as
a Black.
female,
D.O.B. Jan._;j
18, 1989. She
is five feet, LaffettaL..
three inches Gibson
tall and
weighs 140 pounds and has
black hair and brown eyes. She


has a tattoo on her right shoul-
der. Her last known address is
N.W. 2nd Street, Belle Glade.
She is wanted for Felony: (1)
Violation of P nationon; leaving
the scene of a crash involving
injury. (2) Failure to comply
with payment of restitution as to
the charges: Leaving the scene
of crash involving injury; driving
while license cancelled, sus-
pended or revoked.
If you should have any infor-
mation or know the where-
abouts of Laffetta L. Gibson,
please call Crime Stoppers at
(800) 458-TIPS (8477). You may
remain anonymous and could
be eligible for a cash reward.


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INI/Jose Zaragoza

Florida Crystals honored
Representatives for Florida Crystals and New Hope Charities in Pahokee accepted a presen-
tation from the city of Belle Glade in recognition of the organization's aid during the hurricane.


Third arrest made in $3 million



pharmacy racketeering scam


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrest of a Miami-Dade County
man for his participation in a rack-
eteering scam that defrauded Flori-
da's taxpayer-funded Medicaid pro-
gram out of more than $3 million.
The arrest of Eliseo Eugenio
Martinez is the result of a continu-
ing investigation into the Miami
pharmacy Nebu-Med. Pharmacy
co-owners Laura Fuentes and
Jeanette Rivera were arrested earli-
er this year for their roles in the
scheme.
The Attorney General's Office
began investigating the pharmacy
in 2003 after the state Agency for
Health Care Administration
referred a complaint to the Medic-
aid Fraud Control Unit. The investi-
gation revealed that Rivera, 36, and
Fuentes, 41, jointly managed Nebu-


Med. In June 2003 the women,
with the assistance of Martinez,
allegedly staged a fake transaction
selling the pharmacy to a co-con-
spirator, a "ghost" who posed as a
buyer using a stolen identity. The
sale's purpose was to distance the
defendants from their scam should
it be uncovered. Martinez, 34, was
responsible for providing the ghost.
"A 'ghost' operation has been
exposed as a racket that stole from
the taxpayers," said Crist. "By shin-
ing the light on an outrageous
abuse of the Medicaid program, we
have brought this sorry scam to an
end."
After the staged sale, the two
women and Martinez continued to
use the pharmacy's original
provider number to bill Medicaid
for fake prescriptions. Medicaid
funds were deposited directly into


the pharmacy's account, and those
funds were steadily withdrawn by
checks that Martinez cashed at a
Miami-area check-cashing store.
The scam continued for four
months.
Martinez was arrested and
booked into the Miami-Dade
County jail, where he is being held
on $2 million bond. He is charged
with one count of racketeering, 16
counts of first-degree grand theft
and one count each of second- and
third-degree grand theft. If found
guilty on all charges, Martinez
could spend the rest of his life in
prison and be ordered to pay more
than $3 million in restitution. The
case will be prosecuted by the
Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution. The cases
against Rivera and Fuentes are pro-
ceeding.


Applications for free
or reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may be
submitted at any time throughout
the school year. The previously
mentioned deadline of July 15
was given to ensure the applica-
tions would be processed by the
first day of school. Applications
are processed on a first come, first
served basis, and notification of
benefits will be mailed home.
To request an additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-2025.
Parents may also pick up an appli-
cation in English, Spanish, Por-
tuguese, or Creole at any Palm
Beach County School.

Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is reg-
istering now for 2005-2006. For
information, please call Ms. Mary
Rainey at (561) 993-5000, or pick
up registration forms at 710 S.
Main Street, in Belle Glade.

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

PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full day
childcare. PEPPI is located at 301
Southwest 8th St. in Belle Glade.
For more information, please call
996-1718.


Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.

FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at
the Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays
special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be
held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.
For more information, please
contact Carleen Downing, 996-
4220.

ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accept-
ing enrollment applications.
ECMHSP is a federally funded
non-profit organization that
serves migrant workers' children
ages six weeks to five years. For
more information or for an
aJump front stories, photos, and
briefs as neededESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is
offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in the
Glades community. These classes
will be held in the following loca-
tions. St. Mary's Catholic Church-
1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee-
Father John Marricante, Priest; 1st
Haitian Baptist Church-200 S.W.


Avenue B. Belle Glade-Rev.
Morales St. Hiliare, Pastor. Mary
Ann Rogers-Bell is the instructor
for these classes. Residents inter-
ested in attending should contact
Carmen Canales, Elisabeth
Joseph or Hilaria Camacho at
GCDC, (561) 992-9500.

ECMHSP looking
for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-
fect opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room assistance and much more.
Volunteers are needed Mon-Fri
from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Please call
Erica at (561) 996-2232 for more
information on how to be a part
of this excellent and meaningful
experience.

Migrant Head
Start opens
East Coast Migrant Head Start
is looking for children ages five
and under. East Coast Migrant
Head Start believes that all chil-
dren can benefit from the educa-
tional, health, and social services
that the program provides. Fami-
lies with children who have dis-
abilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information regarding
eligibility, call Cindy Guerra at
(561) 996-2939: 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday.

Wee Care has meals
Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the Child
Care Food Program. Children
enrolled in the center are eligible
to receive free and reduced cost
meals at no cost to the parent.
Wee Care is located at 209 SW 10
Street in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call (561)
996-6196.


Phony e-mail promises deliver bank loss


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist issued a con-
sumer alert, warning Floridians of
an e-mail scam that targetsLbusi-
nesses. Crist said at least one Flori-
da bank has already been affected
by the scam, which offers a busi-
ness venture but in reality compro-
mises the security of bank
accounts.
The scam begins as an e-mail,
sent from
"manabuhamaichi@yahoo.com"
to a targeted business. The e-mail
claims that an individual named
Manabu Hamamoto is looking for
manufacturer's representatives to
sell equipment.
If the recipient is interested,
Hamamoto sends a check for more
than $40,000 to cover the starting
costs of the venture.
The check is drawn on the


account of Caleb Haley & Co. LLC,
issued by the Apple Bank for Sav-
ings in New York. Both Caleb Haley
& Co. and Apple Bank are legiti-
mate institutions, but the check is a
copy of one stolen from the mail
and altered to be payable to the
business Hamamoto has targeted.
The check looks real, complete
with a watermark, but the account
has been closed and the check will
not be honored.
The target of the scam is
instructed to deposit the check
into its bank account and immedi-
ately let Hamamoto know so he
can transfer funds to the equip-
ment sellers, one of the duties the
business supposedly must per-
form as a manufacturer's repre-
sentative. Even though the checks
are fraudulent, some banks have
accepted them, providing a possi-


ble opening for Hamamoto to
transfer funds out of business
accounts.
"This is yet another example of
a clever con artist targeting law-
abiding citizens'," said Crist.
"Floridians should remember that
legitimate business opportunities
do not just show up in their e-mail
inbox they result from hard
work and careful planning. It is
important to remember that in
this e-mail age, promises from
strangers should be viewed as a
potentially devastating scam."
Floridians who have received an
e-mail from Manabu Hamamoto or
manabuhamaichi@yahoo.com
are advised to contact the Attorney
General's Office at (866) 9-NO-
SCAM (866) 966-7226 or file a com-
pliant online at www.myfloridale-
gal.com.


INI/JOSe Zaragoza

Churches played their part
Reverend Melvin Hymes of Mt. Zion A.M.E. accepted a "thank you" plaque from the city
of Belle Glade for the church's post-hurricane help. Mt. Zion was one of two churches to
receive the award, as well as First Baptist Church.


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Florida settlers learned about baking powder


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
Editor's note: What does the
history of baking powder have to
do with Florida history? It's the
Christmas season: Cookie time!
What was baking like during the
pioneer days in Florida?During the
Depression, in the 1930s the feder-
al government sponsored work to
create jobs. The Federal Writer's
Project was one of those works.
Within the Federal Writer's Project
is an account of very early life in
south Florida taken by Bertha A.
Comstock on Dec. 16, 1938 from
Mary Brennan Burrell who, togeth-
er with her husband John, settled
around 1887 in what was to
become Immokalee. The account
here was taken from the original
story in the Federal Writer's Project.
The story begins: Mary's family
came to South Carolina from Eng-
land and then to Madison County in
North Florida before the Civil War.
She was 78 years old when her
story was written in 1938, so she
would have been born in 1850. Her
story itself is now 67 years old.
Mary's husband John bought
land 24 miles from Fort Myers, on
the edge of the Big Cypress, built a
house and moved the family there.
It was then, in 1887 that Mary first
had baking-powder. Until then, all
"rising" breads were made with
sour milk, preferably heavy butter-
milk and soda. Heavy buttermilk is
that which had stood after being
churned until it was thick. This was


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considered the best for baking. Milk
that was merely "sour" did not give
as good results. Clabbered milk
could be used, but the best cooks
always preferred heavy buttermilk.
But the new baking powder creat-
ed a furor for "new baking"
among the pioneer women of the
Deep South.
This new product came in a
package done up in stout outer
wrapping inside were packs of
two kinds of powder, one three
times as large as the other. One was
soda, the other cream of tartar. The
directions were to use one tea-
spoonful of cream of tartar with
two teaspoonfuls of soda. They had
to be mixed well and were put into
the batter after everything else was
mixed; the oven must be ready and
the pan greased to receive the bat-
ter. Then the new baking powder
was stirred in quickly and thor-
oughly, the batter turned into the
pan and put in the oven.
It took a long time to get used to
baking powder, and most "crack-


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er" women liked the old way of
soda and heavy buttermilk the best.
Now, a large percentage of "Crack-
ers" use ready-to-mix four, rather
than worry with a recipe that calls
for yeast or baking powder.
"Most old timers from Georgia
and the backwoods bought the
ready-to-mix flour for both biscuit
and pancakes," Mary said.
"Southern recipes are all found-
ed on old style breads, always
served hot, and self-rising baking


seem to be lighter than where you
have to mix your baking powder
yourself. As most buttermilk nowa-
days (the 1930s) is not churned, but
made with tablets bought at the
drugstore," she wrote.
"We just use self-rising and
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Unemployment rates continue to improve


The Lake Okeechobee area is
enjoying reduced unemployment.
Hendry County's unemploy-
ment rate in November was 7.2
percent. This is an improvement
over the October rate of 8.2 per-
cent. In November 2004, the
county's unemployment rate was
8.1 percent. According to the state
of Florida report, Hendry County
has a workforce of 17,850 per-
sons.
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 national
rate. The national rate of growth
was 1.5 percent for the same peri-
od. Based on the latest available
data, Florida leads the nation in
the number of new jobs created
and has the lowest unemploy-


ment rate of the 10 most populous
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 pre-
vious month.
Florida continues to see the
rate of job growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on data
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 populous
states.
Solid growth continued in
Manufacturing, which gained
5,500 jobs (+ 1.4 percent) over the
year. Durable goods manufactur-
ing gained 4,900 jobs, mainly in
transportation equipment manu-
facturing (+3,300 jobs, +7.9 per-
cent). Durable Goods employ-
ment, which makes up about
two-thirds of the manufacturing
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. Peters-
burg-Clearwater MSAs with over-
the-year job growth in November


2005 of +41,000 jobs and
+31,400 jobs, respectively.
Okeechobee County's unem-
ployment rate in November was
4.7 percent. In October, the rate
was 5.2 percent. In November
2004, the county's unemployment
rate was 6.5 percent. The county
has a workforce of 16,027.
Palm Beach County's unem-
ployment rate in November was
3.8 percent, the same as the rate in
October. In November 2004, the
county had 4.9 percent unemploy-
ment. The county has a workforce
of 622,445 persons.
Glades County's unemploy-
ment rate in November was 3.9
percent. In October, the county
had 4.5 percent unemployment.
In November 2004, the rate was
4.7 percent. Glades County has a
workforce of 5,094 persons,


PBCC begins teacher certification program


LAKE WORTH Palm Beach
Community College now offers
professionals with non-education
bachelor's degrees the opportunity
to change careers while also help-
ing to fill Florida's critical need for
teachers through the Teacher Certi-
fication Program, with classes
beginning Jan. 5,2006.
This program, established by
the 2004 Florida Legislature, pre-
pares those with non-education
bachelor's degrees to transfer into
K-12 teaching careers. Candidates
for this program must meet subject
area requirements, have a mini-


mum 2.5 grade point average,
interview with a program coordi-
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also open to current teachers
working with a three-year tempo-
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The program is comprised of
seven courses and two field experi-
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completion will qualify the student
for state teaching certification.
Most students will complete the


course work in one year or less.
Florida is projected to hire
25,000 to 35,000 teachers per year
for the next three years yet only
about 6,000 education majors
graduate. from Florida universities
each year. That disparity in num-
bers prompted the Florida Legisla-
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leges to professionally and
efficiently retrain college graduates
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Similar programs have been
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following CCI's guidelines, is pro-
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work within the community and
his contribution to the Pahokee
Blue Devils football team. With
a surprised reaction event
organizers told him his wife
would be getting the award -
Coach Thompson humbly
accepted the award.
The Palm Beach County
Health Care District moved a
step closer in its effort to justify
the construction of a new hospi-
tal facility in Belle Glade last
week with the visit of its consult-
ant team to the area. Consul-
tants with Tribrook, the compa-
ny given charge of developing a
master plan for the hospital -
plans that may include the con-
struction of the new facility -
met with hospital representa-
tives to begin the necessary data
gathering.
City officials are excited with
the prospect of opening a new
clinic in Pahokee to meet the
needs of the residents. With the
pledge of a clinic modest in size,
the participating organizations
are hoping that the clinic will
continue to grow and serve the
residents of the Glades area. In a
meeting with the Palm Beach
County Health Department, the
organization conveyed its plans,
in partnership with the Palm
Beach County Health Care Dis-
trict, to locate resources within
the city to provide healthcare to
residents.


March
Artists countywide are being
urged to participate in a unique
art project. Submitting design
entries, the winning designer
will be selected to revamp the
look of the West County Court-
house in Belle Glade. The proj-
ect is part of a Palm Beach
County's Art in Public Places, a
program run by the county's
facilities development and oper-
ations department. Headed by


Administrator Elayna Toby
Singer,'the program proposes to
engage local artists in court-
house art.
After listening to both sides
on the issue surrounding the
Everglades Agricultural Area, the
cities of Belle Glade, South Bay
and Pahokee will be meeting to
formulate a plan on how to
approach the supposed restric-
tion on development within the
EAA. With a closer view on the
individual plans of the Audubon
of Florida and the sugar industry
representatives who are
opposed to the plan, the cities
feel that it would be in the best
interest of the three communi-
ties to develop an independent
plan that would benefit resi-
dents.
It was an easy night for the
incumbents in South Bay on
Tuesday, with each of the three
commissioners up for re-elec-
tion making a successful bid for
office. In Belle Glade, the race
for the Commission Seat A
ended in an overwhelming vic-
tory for one newcomer. The
closest race of the night was
between incumbent Group 2
Commissioner Shirley Walker-
Turner, who, according to Tues-
day night's election results from
the Palm Beach County Supervi-
sor of Elections, defeated chal-
lenger and former Commission-
er Willie Marshall. The gap was
13 votes, giving Ms. Walker-
Turner a slight edge at 52 per-
cent of the vote in comparison
to Mr. Marshall's 48 percent.
Will Belle Glade succeed in
acquiring hundreds of addition-
al acres of land for its business
park? At a recent city meeting,
city officials publicly hoped so.
Belle Glade City Manager Hous-
ton Tate presented his prelimi-
nary plan for the future of the
Belle Glade Business Park to a
group of anxious and excited
city commissioners. Signifying
the possibility of multiplying the
land the city has ownership over
to several times its current size,


the manager said he is confident
that the city will acquire 385
additional acres for further
development adjacent to the
park.

April
Glades leaders continued the
discussion on the regional fire
department concept at the tri-
cities meeting last week, agree-
ing to allow the local fire chiefs
to develop a comprehensive
implementation plan. The move
would allow the Glades cities of
South Bay, Belle Glade and
Pahokee to operate under a sin-
gle fire entity and help local
municipalities to meet the mini-
mum fire standards being pro-
posed by the county.
More than 4,500 youngsters
from throughout western Palm
Beach County traveled to the
PBCC/Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center on Friday, April 8 to par-
ticipate in the 8th annual VSA
arts West Festival sponsored by
VSA arts of Florida Palm
Beach County. This year's event
was entitled "Art Safari".
The body of a middle-aged
woman was recently found just
outside of the city of South Bay,
without a clue as to the identity
of the woman. Detectives with
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office seek the help of the com-
munity in helping to solve the
mysterious crime.

May
The city of Belle Glade will
vote on helping its sister city, the
city of South Bay, find relief in
connecting to Belle Glade's
wastewater treatment plant.
South Bay, which has come
under fire in the past by regula-
tory agencies for its aging waste-
water treatment plant, has
asked Belle Glade to do what it
can in allowing it to construct an
interconnect that will give South
Bay the use of its neighboring
city's plant in processing the
wastewater.


Looking out across Barfield
and First Street in Pahokee, resi-
dents now see the finished prod-
uct in the Alzheimer Community
Care's new daycare building.
After months of construction,
and successful fundraising
efforts, the organization, now
looks forward to applying for
certification and receiving
patients at the new facility.
A jealous lover's spat turned
deadly Saturday, according to
officials with the Belle Glade
Police Department, leaving one
person dead from multiple gun-
shot wounds.


June
Yes, this year's Relay for Life
event is over and so are the
many festivities that entertained
participants during the fun
event. The 18-hour overnight
event drew hundreds again this
year to the fundraising effort,
which helped to raise thousands
that will go toward Cancer
research.
Hurricane season in the
Atlantic Basin brings with it the
threat of hurricanes in the North
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea
and Gulf of Mexico. With its offi-
cial start June 1, residents and
agencies in Florida begin initia-
tives aimed at preparedness.
Lisa Waldon, manager of the
Glades Area Branch of the Red
Cross, hopes that the worst the
Glades will see for some time
came last year. "I'm at the top of
that list, wishing that this year is
calm and peaceful," she said.
Disappointed with com-
ments made by Commissioner
Don Garrett, his fellow commis-
sioners voted June 20 to disci-
pline Mr. Garrett through a writ-
ten reprimand. At the heart of
the discussion is Mr. Garrett's
insistence that the city of Belle
Glade is improperly recording
the finances of the city. Armed
with financial documents from
the city, Mr. Garrett has contact-
ed a government regulatory
agency to look into the issue.


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their in some places.
While the commission has
said it would like to have enough
to completely overhaul the roads,
the lack of funding makes doing
so increasingly difficult. City staff,
though, maintains road improve-
ment as a priority issue and is
moving forward with locating
monies to pay for the work.
The city in June had previously
discussed the reconstruction of
12th St., to be followed by 11th,
10th, 9th and 8th" Streets. These
areas were designated by the city
as being within the Community
Development Block Grant Strate-
gy Area.
As a result of the planning, the
city requested allocations from
different funding sources to pay
for the streets. The city applied for
funding through the county's
Office of Community Revitaliza-
tion for street improvements,
securing $100,000. In 2006, the
city will apply for additional fund-
ing through the OCR. The original
request made to the county was
for $1.2 million.
The city has identified a num-
ber of streets, including N.W. 1st
St., N.W. 3rd St., U.S. Hwy 27, S.E.


3rd St., S.E. 4th St. and S.E. 1st
Ave., among other roads eyed for
improvement.
The figures of cost for com-
plete reconstruction, or the addi-
tion of installing sidewalks was
cost prohibitive, several times the
cost per street over simply
improving.for "ride ability".
Tony Smith, the city manager,
explained the city's position. "The
alternative was going in deeper
and putting in sidewalks. Right
now we're shooting for ride abili-
ty," he said.
The city will begin work on the
streets using $50,000 confirmed
funding dollars from Palm Beach
County Commissioner Tony
Masilotti's District Gas Tax Fund,
which will be enough to cover the
costs of implementing better ride
ability for one, maybe two streets,
city staff explained.
The possibility of additional
funding remains, Mr. Smith said.
"A $100,000 and $300,000
funding proposal for street
improvement has been discussed
with the city by Commissioner
Masilotti, but these allocations
will not be confirmed/released
until the 2001 allocation of
$50,000 is expended," Mr. Smith
wrote in a memo to commission-
ers.


Shooting
Continued From Page 1
The ambulance arrived to
transport Lanetra to the hospital
after she was hit, but were unable
to save her.
The police department appre-
hended Roosevelt at the hospital.
He was reportedly there to check
on Lanetra's condition when offi-
cers took him into custody.
Officers also made a second
arrest in the case.
The police arrested one of the
Holland brothers shortly after the
incident. Malcolm Holland was
found by eagle-eyed officers who
spotted him in the audience dur-
ing Roosevelt's first court appear-


Medicare
Continued From Page 1
Beach County's Area Agency on
Aging, was one of the speakers at
the event. "It's really important that
we get information to as many sen-
iors as possible," he said. "These
benefits might or might not work
for individuals. One-on-one coun-
seling is very important. We want to
make sure this message gets out."


ance.
The department-continues to
search for his brother, Eddie Hol-
land, Jr.
According to Chief Dowdell,
the Holland brothers are no
strangers to crime, with a long list
of offenses' to their names. Both
have ,been suspected of carrying
out shootings throughout the city
in previous cases.
The department continues its
investigation.
"The most horrific part of it is
that those babies are left without
a mother," Chief Dowdell said of
the children Lanetra leaves
behind in the wake of her death.
"She was there just hanging out.
The people who were involved
were not injured that's always
ironic."


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H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South
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due to the monthly increase in
our water and sewer bills and
will decide our course of action.
Meetings are scheduled the first
Wednesday of every month in
the Miracle by Faith Fellowship
Hall, 1035 N.W. 1 Street, South
Bay. Your attendance will make
a difference.


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Drug addiction can leave an
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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.
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aftermath has heightened the
problems and stress level for
families in Palm Beach County,
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therapists who will listen to their
experience and help them cope.
Any parent or adolescent need-
ing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-
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Lake area

varsity sports

schedules:

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


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, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away, 7
p.m.
Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2 p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45 p.m.
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.


Quail decline linked to


changing

GAINESVILLE Its quail-
hunting season, but where are the
birds? Loss of habitat for the
northern bobwhite quail the
nation's most popular game bird
- is blamed for its sharp decline
in the Southeast, according to a
University of Florida wildlife con-
servationist, who says improved
land management practices will
help restore the species.
More intensive forestry and
agricultural practices, urban
sprawl, and other types of devel-
opment are important factors in
their decline, causing bobwhite
quail populations to drop by two-
thirds since 1980, said Bill Giu-
liano, an assistant professor with
UF's Institute of food and agricul-
tural sciences. Florida hunters
once harvested more than two
million quail each year, but they
now take fewer than 250,000.
Several non-game birds -
such as burrowing owls, crested
caracaras, eastern meadowlarks
and sparrows that share habi-
tats with bobwhites are also expe-
riencing long-term and large-
scale declines.
In much of the Southeast, bob-
white numbers are only a small
fraction of what they were only 25
years ago, he said. Continued loss
and alteration of habitat through
changing land management prac-
tices and development threaten
the future of quail in Florida and
the region. Similar problems are
affecting quail populations in
other areas of the nation where
the birds live in a wide variety of
habitats.
Giuliano said the length of the
hunting season November
through March does not
appear to be a major factor in
their decline. However, consider-
ing these habitat problems, there
may be a need for some new sci-
entifically based regulations to
manage the harvest.
"To bring the bird's population
back to 1980 levels in the South-
east, some 81 million acres of
habitat need to be restored, and
we are working with several pub-
lic and private agencies to encour-
age that, primarily on private
lands," Giuliano said.


land-use practices


Plans for restoring habitat are
being developed by UF
researchers in cooperation with
scientists at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, the U.S. Geological Survey
and the Tall Timbers Research
Station in Tallahassee.
To educate landowners, man-
agers, hunters and quail enthusi-
asts on the ecology and manage-
ment of bobwhite, the UF
extension service and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Service recently held a quail man-
agement short course in Arcadia,
Fla. Giuliano, who coordinated
the. course, said similar programs
will be presented annually.
Carlos Alfonso, a UF trustee
and outdoorsman from Tampa
who attended the short course in
Arcadia, said quail hunting is a
valuable tradition that deserves to
be protected. "There has been a
dramatic decline in quail popula-
tions, and we welcome efforts by
UF and other public and private
agencies to restore this ecosystem
in Florida and the Southeast," he
said.
Giuliano said quail biologists
generally agree that nesting and
ground-plant covers needed for
brood rearing are important fac-
tors across most of the species
range in Florida and the South-
east.
"While the birds still thrive on
large, intensively managed quail
plantations in North Florida, their
numbers have declined in South
Florida where changing land-use
patterns have altered their pre-
ferred habitat," Giuliano said. "In
fact, the landscape has changed
so much that extensive tracts of
land have become completely
unproductive for quail."
He said vast acreages have
been cleared for citrus groves and
improved pastures. Concerns
from urban residents about
smoke often prevent land man-
agers from using controlled burns
to control excessive plant growth
that may be undesirable for quail.
For example, palmetto is benefi-
cial for quail when it covers small
areas of pastureland, but it
becomes detrimental when the


coverage is extensive.
Jim Selph, UF DeSoto County
Extension Director in Arcadia,
said many agricultural practices,
including livestock grazing, are
often blamed for the loss and
degradation of habitat for quail
and other wildlife.
However, in many rangeland
systems, grazing can actually be
an effective management tool to
create and maintain a good habi-
tat for quail, he said.
The ideal quail habitat often
referred to as a "crazy quilt" of
plants scattered about the land-
scape includes small patches
of bunchgrasses for nesting cover,
weeds for foraging and other
shrubs such as palmetto for
escape cover, he said.
Selph, a livestock expert, said
moderate grazing, which usually
results in more open and diverse
rangeland, produces the best
habitat for quail.
Heavy grazing, particularly
when shrubs and other non-for-
age plants are being controlled,
may lead to a "golf-course effect,"
providing little forage for cattle
and no food or cover for quail.
"Unfortunately, there is no
magic stocking rate or number of
animals that will always provide
moderate grazing intensity and
maintain the crazy-quilt that quail
need," Selph said.
Giuliano said habitat restora-
tion and possibly predator man-
agement practices can boost
quail populations. Predators,
which kill many quail each year in
Florida, include armadillos, bob-
cats, hawks, owls, raccoons and
snakes.
Supplemental feeding, anoth-
er form of predator management,
can help protect the birds by
reducing the time they spend
away from their nests searching
for food.
"Controlling imported fire
ants, which are one of the leading
causes of low quail numbers
throughout the Southeast, will
also help quail populations
rebound," Giuliano said. "In fact,
controlling fire ants in heavily
infested areas could double quail
populations."


Sports in brief


Clewiston Tiger
carwash
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Tiger wrestling team will be hold-
ing a fundraising car wash Dec. 31
in the McDonald's parking lot
beginning at 8 a.m. The team is
setting no fixed price for the serv-
ice and is asking merely for dona-
tions to help the squad host their
Jan. 7 Hendry County Invitational
tournament, as well help cover
expenses for the upcoming dis-
trict, regional, and state tourna-
ments.

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 mem-
bers. The Clewiston Cougars
need the help of the community
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.

Youth basketball
league
BIG CYPRESS The Big
Cypress recreation youth basket-
ball league is currently holding reg-
istrations. The season kicked off
Dec. 3 and is open to all boys and
girls beginning at age five and end-
ing at age 16. Games will be played
in the Clewiston High School and
Middle School gyms. There is a $25


registration fee and uniforms will
be provided. For more informa-
tion, call coach Eddie Redd at
(863) 228-0656 or (863) 983-9659.
Big Cypress Seminole Tribe Recre-
ation is the sponsor.

Cheer and
Dance sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interest-
ed in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Uni-
verse All-Stars would like to wel-
come you to come and sign-up. We
are located on Jaycee/Lyons Blvd.
in LaBelle. We have team spots
open from ages three and up.
There are a few spots left on our 6th
grade and under team. We encour-
age 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.

Baseball and softball
registrations soon
CLEWISTON Clewiston


Youth Baseball and Softball will be
holding registration for the upcom-
ing season at Clewiston Middle
School cafeteria, Thursday, Jan. 12.
Sign ups on Thursday nights will be
from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday sign
ups will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bring a copy of your child's birth
certificate. Cost of registration is $55
per child (second child s $50 regis-
tration). Registration after these
dates will result in a late registration
fee.

Coast Guard makes
house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary makes house calls? They will
come to your home to discuss
the required safety equipment
needed on your boat. This serv-
ice is free. You will receive a cor-
dial, informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
boat check.


Submitted to INI/AP/Thomas Wright/University of Florida/IFAS
Loss of habitat in Florida and the Southeast has caused bob-
white quail populations to drop by two-thirds since 1980.
Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) is a small,
chunky, short-tailed, round-winged, ground-dwelling bird
that is about eight inches tall.

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Glades Preparatory
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza late an increase in rent following
that time period.
PAHOKEE The city of Paho- Commissioners though, were
kee has decided to wait on a plan unsure whether Glades Preparato-
and proposal from Glades Prepara- ry could still make full use of the site
tory School for the long-term lease with one of the buildings being
of the city-owned building at 360 E. leased out to another organization.
Main St. Though the two companies share
The decision comes at a point, common elements, the city com-
when another organization, First missioners decided to honor their
Step Child Care and Development initial pledge to Glades Preparatory
Center, Inc., looks at leasing one of to wait until that organization pres-
the buildings at the site. ents a proper plan before the city
Earlier this year, Glades Prepara- officials.
tory asked the commission to con- In light of the child-care center
sider leasing the buildings at 360 E. approaching the city, Glades
Main to them. According to offi- Preparatory has since met with city
cials, the school, now located in officials to assure them that plans
another location in Pahokee, is are moving along. Last week, sever-
expanding their operations and al of the commissioners said after
need additional space to accom- meeting with Glades Preparatory
modate the growth, administrators that the hold up had
Despite preliminary talks with been due to the fact that the school
them, the conversation had since had not been able to secure an
subsided. architect and engineer to work on
According to City Manager Lillie the project following the hurricane.
Latimore, Glades Preparatory was The commission made the rec-
to have presented a plan to the ommendation to give Glades
commissioners months ago, Preparatory another 90 days in
"However, proposal and plans which to produce plans for their
were not submitted for considera- use of the facility an idea the city
tion following the city commis- manager gave commissioners in an
sion's agreement to consider their effort to "keep the project from
initial interest." stalemating as many of our projects
First Step Child Care recently have."
expressed an interest in leasing one The commissioners agreed to
of the buildings at the site, request- give Glades Preparatory the addi-
ing the city provide the organization tional time.
space for a dollar a year for the first "I would communicate that we
three years in lieu of renovation have another interested party,"
costs. The agreement would stipu- Mayor J.P. Sasser added.
Chief requests certification

of optical scan voting system


Dr. Arthur Anderson, supervisor
of elections, has requested that the
manufacturer of the electronic vot-
ing system currently utilized in
Palm Beach County submit its opti-
cal scan voting system for certifica-
tion in the state of Florida. Sequoia
voting systems' vice president, Phil
Foster, has informed the supervisor
that the company will do so in Jan-
uary 2006.
Previously, the supervisor
encouraged company officials to
submit for certification printers that
produce a verifiable paper audit
trail. The WPAT attaches to the
existing county voting equipment.
The supervisor has also made
efforts to encourage the secretary
of state and governor to take the
appropriate administrative and leg-
islative initiatives to provide for a
timely certification process, and
acceptance of results attained by
utilization of the VVPAT as official


and final.
State certification procedures
were recently aborted and the com-
pany will also resume this process
in January 2006. The state of Neva-
da conducted a successful
statewide election utilizing the
VVPAT system during the 2005 elec-
tion cycle.
The supervisor emphasizes that
his effort to have Sequoia certify its
optical scan system for use in Flori-
da should not be interpreted as a
commitment on his part to change
systems. His purpose is to keep all
opinions on the table for considera-
tion as he awaits the findings and
recommendations of his election
technology advisory committee,
scheduled for February 2006. His
ultimate objective, is to determine
which voting system will best
assure that every vote cast in Palm
Beach County will count as intend-
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By Mark Young

The Tiger grapplers are look-
ing forward to hosting their
annual invitational on Jan. 7, as
everyone puts the holiday sea-
son behind them and returns to
the rigors of high school athlet-
ics.
Before taking off for the holi-
days, the Tigers traveled to the
Southside duals on the weekend
of Dec. 16-17 to face off against
Venice, Ft. Pierce, Dunedin, Tar-
pon Springs and many more
schools in a furious head-to-
head competition, which saw
many of the Tigers wrestling in
as many as 10 head-to-head
matches.
After the smoke cleared, the
Tigers found themselves emerg-
ing from the duals with a 6-4
overall dual record, a feat that is
significant for not only pulling
off six wins under extreme
duress, but in a two-day period,
picked up five more victories
than the squad had all last year
in dual competition.
The Tigers fell to Venice,
Dunedin, and Ft. Pierce, all qual-
ity programs, and suffered a nar-
row 31-30 loss to Osceola. But
the Tigers picked up a forfeit vic-


tory over Tarpon Springs, beat
Bishop McGuiness in a 40-39
thriller, dispatched Boca Ciega
48-33, won a tight one against
Gibbs 31-30, defeated St. Pete
36-34, and knocked off Berkley
Prep 36-30.
Clewiston returned home
with not only a half dozen victo-
ries, but some noteworthy per-
formances. Byron Holmes,
wrestling at the 112-pound
weight class was undefeated
with a record of 6-0. Brandon
Caulkins (119 pounds) was solid
with a record of 6-4. Jared
Bacallao (125 pounds) wrestled
well with a record of 7-3.
Arsenio Ramirez (130/135)
also wrestled well by going 7-3,
while impressing his coaching
staff. "Arsenio wrestled very well
and kept very clos matches with
kids ranked in the state," said
Tiger head coach Jess Alford.
Joey Cordova (135 pounds)
maintained a record of 1-3 and
will look to improve on his
home mat on Jan. 7. James
Armstrong (140) will look to do
the same after stringing together
a 3-5 record.
Kris Smith, (145 pounds)
rolled through much of the com-
petition with a 9-1 record losing
only to a returning 2A state plac-


Glades Region's Future

Economic Development
An open invitation to partici- The forums/focus groups are
pate in planning the Glades being sponsored by the Palm
Region's Future Economic Beach County Economic Devel-
Development. Special opment Office and the Glades
forums/focus groups to solicit Economic Alliance, a volunteer
thoughts, ideas and opinions special task force of the Belle
from the public about ways to Glade and Pahokee Chambers
improve the existing economy of Commerce and the Business
and stimulate future economic Development Board.
development in the Glades To ensure that each person
region will be held Tuesday, Jan. attending has the maximum
17 and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the opportunity to share ideas, each
conference room of Workforce forum/focus group will be limit-
Alliance, Inc., 1085 S. Main St., ed to approximately 25 people.


Belle Glade. Sessions each day
will be held at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Each session will last
two hours.


For more information, con-
tact Brenda Bunting at the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce at
996-2745.


Pahokee Chamber judges

Christmas- decorations


PAHOKEE Chamber repre-
sentatives toured the entire
communities of Pahokee and
Canal Point on the evening of
Monday, Dec. 19, taking note of
the many homes and churches,
which took part in the annual
Christmas decorating contest.
Considering the recent devas-
tation of Hurricane Wilma, there
were many lovely displays to
consider.
The Chamber wishes to
thank all of the community for
their participation and extends
best wishes for a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy 2006!
The winners of this year's
decorating contest are as fol-
lows: Best Residential, 1st -
Bernice Bell; 2nd Peggy
Thompson; 3rd Thelma
Muniz
Best Church, 1st First Unit-
ed Methodist.
Most Unique, 1st Kip and
Marnae Pelham; 2nd Albert
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Pioneers had own holiday traditions


Compiled by MaryAnn Morris
Holiday traditions come with
families who settle new lands,
new countries. In pioneer days,
customs and ingredients had to
be adapted to what was available
and edible and sometimes that
was very different from the food
of the pioneers' homelands.
On the other hand, where peo-
ple could gather, they had Christ-
mas.
Mrs. M.F. George in 1917,
wrote of Christmas in Moore
Haven one year after its founding,
"at the Christmas celebration
given that Christmas night in
1916, 500 people attended the
Christmas tree entertainment
given by our Sunday school chil-
dren."
Ten years later, the hurricane
of 1926 wiped most of Moore
Haven off the map, killing 200
people there. Clewiston suffered
damage, but no deaths. That
December, Papa and Madame
Watanabe opened the doors of
the Watanabe Hotel in Clewiston
to all the people on the lake for a
community Christmas celebra-
tion with dinner and an orchestra
bought in from Fort Myers for
dancing, according to an article
written by Beryl Bowden that
appeared in the Clewiston News
Sept. 26,1983.
Twila Valentine wrote for the
Okeechobee News on and off
from 1977 until her death in 2003.
She interviewed the people who


had settled in the Okeechobee
area around the turn of the centu-
ry. Here is an excerpt from some
of her interviews:
In 1988, the late Wade Walker
recalled that the Christmas cele-
brations he best remembered
were the parties.
"We had a big frolic pretty near
every night around Christmas
time. There was a frolic some-
where or another. I've played
(music) as late as three at night
and would work all day. I would
play at night for dances," he said.
Mr. Walker, who was born in
1905, said he didn't remember
anyone decorating at the holidays
until after he was an adult.
Also in a 1988 interview, Lola
Upthegrove Williams said that
when she was a child her family
lived in Fort Myers. There the fam-
ily celebrated Christmas with
some decorating and there were
presents for the children. Then
when John Upthegrove moved
his family to the shores of Lake
Okeechobee, the holiday was cel-
ebrated in a different manner.
"On the lake, what we done
was have a big dinner, no decorat-
ing or trees. Just everybody came
in and we had a big crowd and a
big dinner. Then, we'd have a
dance not a square dance.
That was our entertainment
then," she recalled.
A tale of the frolics on the lake
is also found in the Lawrence Will
book, "Okeechobee Catfishing":
"Now John had some girls,


and naturally, these girls loved to
dance. They sure hated to see that
big clean floor cluttered up with
fishing gear. But, John was a strict
type with his girls and he didn't
approve of too much frolicking.
So the girls went to work on their
mother and she went to work on
John, and, well, you know who it
is yourself. Anyway, John decided
to have a big square dance. He
never did things halfway. The
whole lake boats from Utopia,
Tantie, Ritta and even Moore
Haven came frolicking there. That
dance lasted for two days and two
nights without nary a stop for
breath.

"The women fried fish Mart
Manning butchered a yearling.
Four fiddlers, with boys to beat
time on strings, fiddled in shirts
around the clock. Callers called til
they plumb gave out. 'Shine jugs
never stayed empty. Naturally,
some scrimmages had to start,
but with John Upthegrove and
Sheriff Pogy Bill on hand, things
would get smoothed out before
anybody got hurt too much. And,
of all the stomping, shouting and
do-se-do-ing you ever seed in
your borned life. I reckon that
there was the most. John had to
nail up more braces under his
floor, but the frolic was a grand
success, and I reckon the lake will
never see another party like John
Upthegrove's holiday square
dance!"


Direct link to Florida rebuilds initiative


offered to unemployed workers


TALLAHASSEE Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation,
announced that individuals
receiving unemployment com-
pensation checks will be offered
specialized training under the
Florida rebuilds program.
Checks issued beginning Dec.
19 will include the statement:
"Training is now available
through the Florida reBuilds ini-
tiative to teach workers skills for
construction related jobs. More
information about available
training opportunities can be
found at
www.employflorida.com or by
calling 1-866-FLA-2345."
In the first four business days
nearly 300 Floridians have regis-
tered for the program.
Florida reBuilds, an initiative
to counter the growing shortage
of construction workers and
assist the state in the recovery
from devastating hurricanes,
was announced by Lt. Governor
Toni Jennings last week. The
program combines the
resources of the state's work-
force and education systems and
will train and recruit workers
through the Employ Florida net-
work of One-Stop Centers.
"Florida has a tremendously
strong job market and an econo-
my that continues to expand,"
said Pareigis. "With annual
growth of 6.6 percent, a number
of opportunities exist in the con-
struction industry. With the vol-
ume of growth Florida is experi-
encing and the need for recovery
work created by the recent hurri-
canes, we feel it's important to
offer this opportunity to Florida
workers seeking a meaningful
career."
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation recently completed a


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Job Vacancy/Hiring Needs sur-
vey of 50,000 Florida employers.
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lected information never before
available at the state level. The
survey covered current job
vacancies, education and experi-
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hiring expectations over the next
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Funded with $6 million in
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term, entry-level training for up
to 4,000 individuals statewide,
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construction trades with empha-
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trades such as roofing, masonry,
carpentry, concrete finishers,
plumbing, HVAC (heating, venti-
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electricity and heavy equipment
operations.
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advanced training to up to 1,000
existing workers in the industry
enabling them to acquire addi-
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ensure a continued adequate
supply of skilled trades workers,
Governor Jeb Bush and Lt. Gov-
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$12 million in the 2006-2007


budget for continuation of the
program, providing the funding
necessary to train an additional
6,000 individuals.
Candidates for Florida
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Florida Department of Education
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groups in the state. Training will
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community colleges, vocational
technical centers and independ-
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Unemployment Compensation,
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workforce development pro-
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school readiness programs and
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kindergarten program.
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ConocoPhillips agrees to help


stop tobacco sales

TALLAHASSEE Attorney require store management to
General Charlie Crist announced fy the company of any unde
that ConocoPhillips Company, one tobacco sales infractions
of the nation's largest oil compa- occur. Violations can jeopardi
nies, has reached an agreement store's right to operate under c
with Florida and 39 other states to pany trademarks. The comp
discourage underage tobacco sales has also agreed to write annual
at approximately 10,000 gas sta- each store to remind them ol
tions and convenience stores importance'of preventing tobe
around the country. The policy sales to minors and the fact
changes will be implemented at failure to comply with unde
stores operating under the Cono- tobacco sales laws could const
co, 76 and Phillips 66 names. grounds for ending their rigid
According to Crist, about 9,670 operate under the ConocoPh
of the outlets affected by this agree- trademarks.
ment throughout the nation are In addition to spelling oul
independently owned businesses requirements for the indepenc
with contracts that allow them to ly owned and operated retail
operate under the ConocoPhillips lets, the agreement contain
name. Under the agreement with series of policies and proceed
the attorneys general, Cono- that will be fully implemented
coPhillips has agreed to include stores directly owned and opei
provisions in those contracts by ConocoPhillips. These pr
expressly requiring compliance dures will be designed to serve
with legal prohibitions against model set of safeguards for
tobacco sales to minors. There are independent outlets.
currently 76 outlets in Florida cov- Among the changes to
ered by the agreement. implemented at ConocoPhi]
"Few things are more important company-owned outlets are:
than enforcing regulations Changes in training and h
designed to protect our children of personnel.
from the hazards of tobacco use," Age verification efforts
Crist said, "Government cannot compliance with laws restri
reduce youth smoking by itself, sales to minors.
and this agreement with Cono- A prohibition on ven
coPhillips will play an important machines for cigarette sales.
role in the effort." Restriction of tobacco sal


When agreements with inde-
pendently owned stores are initiat-
ed or renewed, ConocoPhillips will


one area of the store.
An age limitation on the
of smoking paraphernalia.


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The agreement notes that 47
percent of youth who report buy-
ing cigarettes identify gas stations
as their primary point of purchase,
and another 27 percent identify
convenience stores meaning
that approximately three-fourths of
all cigarette sales to youth take
place at the kind of stores affected
by this agreement. The agreement
also says that every day in the Unit-
ed States more than 2,000 people
under the age of 18 begin smoking
and that one-third of them will one
day die from a tobacco-related dis-
ease.
The other 39 participating states
are Arizona, Arkansas, California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii,
Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Ken-
tucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Min-
nesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mon-
tana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Ten-
nessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Vir-
ginia, Washington, West Virginia,
Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Crist and the other state attor-
neys general have previously
reached agreements with several
other major companies to limit
tobacco sales, including all Wal-
Mart and Walgreen's stores and all
gas stations and convenience
stores operating under the Exxon,
7-Eleven and BP brand names.


Martinez spoke regarding


the elections in Iraq


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
spoke on the Senate floor in
regards to the successful elections
in Iraq. Senator Martinez said:
"Thank you, Mr. President. For the
third time in less than a year, the
people of Iraq did what only two
years ago would have been a
dream. They voted in free elec-
tions.
"For those of us who have the
appreciation of democracy as a
result of having lived where that is
denied, the ink-stained fingers and
smiles of celebration give us all
hope.
"Seventy percent of Iraqis
voted. Poll stations were opened
longer because of extra-long lines.
Turnout was so great that ballot
shortages were reported. This was
clearly a successful day.
"How do we go from a brutal
dictatorship that threatens the citi-
zens to a society of free elections?
The answer is that it is about
choices. Do people want a way of
life built around tyranny, oppres-
sion, and terrorism, or do they
want to embrace democracy, free-
dom, and prosperity? Clearly, the
people of Iraq have chosen the lat-
ter. Yes, they've chosen the more
difficult path, but the rewards will
be enormous.
"So, Mr. President, I want to
congratulate the people of Iraq for
(their) historic elections. History
will judge these elections to be
pivotal, vital to building democra-


cy and part and parcel of our
efforts in the war on terror.
"As President Bush has high-
lighted in several recent state-
ments, it is an unbelievably brief
period of time that Iraq has made
tremendous gains in democracy
and freedom. I commend the
Iraqi people for this unprecedent-
ed stride. The administration has
shown a clear strategy for going
forward. Three key tracks: Eco-
nomic, political and security -
with realistic terms that avoid
imposing unrealistic expectations
or very dangerous time frames.
"Mr. President, I want to men-
tion the story of a constituent of
mine, a man who saw his son go
into the service of his country,
who saw his son called to war,
and then sadly was here in Wash-
ington this week to lay that son to
rest at Arlington National Ceme-
tery.
"Bud Clay of Pensacola shared
a letter from his son, Staff Sergeant
Daniel Clay of the United States
Marine Corps. Dan was one of 10
marines killed in Iraq by a road-
side bomb in Fallujah. Knowing
the danger he faced, knowing the
unpredictability of war, Staff
Sergeant Clay wrote a letter to his
family to be opened only in any
event of his death. He wrote in
part, 'what we have done in Iraq is
worth any sacrifice. Why?
Because it was our duty. That
sounds simple, but all of us have a
duty. It has been an honor to pro-


tect and serve all of you. I faced
death with the secure knowledge
that you would not have to.'
"As a marine, Staff Sergeant
Clay writes, 'this is not the last
chapter. I have the privilege of
being one who has finished the
race. I have been in the company
of heroes. I now am counted
among them.' He concludes by
saying, 'My race is over. My time in
the war zone is over. My trials are
done. Semper Fidelis.'
"Staff Sergeant Daniel Claywas
laid to rest Wednesday at Arling-
ton National Cemetery. He is a
hero. We honor his sacrifice, just
as we honor the sacrifice of all
those who've given so much in
this war.
"So let me conclude, Mr. Presi-
dent, by again offering congratula-
tions to the people of Iraq. Con-
gratulations for going to the polls,
for taking another significant step
forward for your own future and
for embracing that glimmer of
hope that your country can be just
as free, peaceful, and prosperous
as any other society that rejects
tyranny and entrusts its govern-
ment to its people. Soldiers like
Staff Sergeant Clay are sustaining
the development of Iraqi forces.
We owe them our respect, grati-
tude, and undying honor as we
demonstrate our unwavering
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that's just to name a few!
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features an addition with it's own entrance and
much more. The property has a pond with an
island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2
barns and more.


$275,000.
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workshop. Box stalls, feed room, large work-
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* 4BR/2B manufactured home on 2.29+/-
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* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/-
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* 800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possi-
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* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on
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* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical set-
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of exotic fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and
1930's home are located on the property,.
Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond
and shed.
* $165,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled
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left in this quiet neighborhood.
* $145,000 4.70+/- acres. The perfect place
for your dream ranch. The property is secluded,
yet close to town.
* $110,000 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura.
There is a single wide mobile home included
with the property. The mobile home is to be
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* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse
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is surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently
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* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres
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* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of


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* 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.
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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
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* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are
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* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
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* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St. in
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* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.


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With Christmas just past, and
a brand new year staring at us
just around the corner, many
folks may be considering a new
year's resolution for a landscape
makeover. The effects of the 2004
and 2005 storms have cleaned off
our patios and opened up places
in many Florida Yards that are
ready for something new.
If you are considering land-
scape changes in your 2006 reso-
lutions, the Florida Nursery
Growers & Landscapers Associa-
tion has offered up eight sugges-
tions for Florida Yards. This
week's column will offer some
information on four of these
under-used and under-appreciat-
ed plants.
Sponsored by FNGLA, the
Florida Plants of the Year pro-
gram promotes the use of superi-
or and proven Florida plants.
Plants are nominated by the nurs-
ery and landscape industry, and
winners are selected by a com-
mittee of growers, horticulturists,
retailers, landscape professionals
and University of Florida faculty.
Benefiting consumers, grow-
ers and garden centers alike, look
for promotional displays at many
garden centers highlighting these
selected plant varieties. The Flori-


Plants for
2006
da Plants of the Year program
makes flyers, aisle markers, ban-
ners and a plant resource list
available by request we have a
few of them available at our
office.
And now for the winners! This
first group of plants includes
those that I would describe as
"house plants" even though
some are used in containers and
in the landscape.
The Cast-Iron Plant, Aspidistra
"Milky Way" is very appropriately
named. Many have heard people
say, "I can't buy plants, I will kill
them." This is one that will make
plant-killers finally believe that
they can keep plants alive in a
home with little care. Introduced
in 1824, Aspidistra was placed in
smoky barrooms and Victorian
parlors. It remains a popular
choice as because of its "hard as
iron" constitution.
.The plant forms a slowly
spreading clump of dark-green
leaves two to three feet high and
six to eight inches wide. And


beyond the container, the Cast
Iron plant can also be used in
shady spots in landscapes.
Throughout the South it is a long-
lived, tough perennial that loves
shady spots.
The FNGLA selection is
known as "Milky Way" because
the leaves are covered with many
small random spots of yellow to
white spots, and thus imitate our
starry skies. One writer com-
pared its looks to what would
happen if a painter left it inside
the room. This cultivar is a bit
shorter that the other kinds of
Cast Iron plants, with leaf height
only a foot and a half tall.
Botanists will call this plant is
called Aspidistra lurida 'Ginga',
but is sold in the US as 'Milky
Way'. (The true 'Milky Way' is not
grown in the US, and has leaves
with both stripes and spots.
Florists also grow this plant for its
cut foliage, which can be used in
arrangements for several weeks.
In the landscape, the Cast-Iron
plant can produce inconspicuous
purple flowers spikes during the
early spring at the base of the
foliage. Plant care is simple: keep
them on the dry side, and keep
them in low light conditions.
After landscape establishment,


water them only when the soil
dries to avoid root rots and
insects. Clumps of cast iron
plants may be divided, but look
out for nests of paper wasps that
sometimes take up housekeep-
ing on the underside of the broad
leaves.
The Baldan's Kaleidoscope
'Golden Treasure', a Phalaenop-
sis orchid, is another 2006 Plant
of the Year. These orchids are
sometimes called the moth
orchids because their broad flow-
ers look a bit like colorful moths.
The flowers have red lips, reddish
purple striping, and a strong yel-
low background that lightens to
pale yellow. It has also received
the American Orchid Society's
Award of Merit because of its col-
orful prolific blooms.
Like other Phalaenopsis,
Kaleidoscope Golden Treasure
grows well in bright light but not
in direct sun. An east window is
ideal, buf they also thrive in shad-
ed south- or west-facing win-
dows. Plants do best at day tem-
peratures of 70-80i F. and 60-651
at night. They also prefer a high
relative humidity, of 50-80%.
Don't mist these orchids, as it
may cause the growing point to


rot. When the root ball is dry,
water the container in a sink and
return the plant to the windowsill
after the pot has drained.
The African Blue Basil (Oci-
mum sp. Hybrid) is another varia-
tion on a houseplant that can be
moved outdoors. It has been
around since 1982. While it can
be used as a seasoning herb, its
value is more ornamental than
culinary. The flowers are sterile
and never make seed. They pro-
duce flower stems up to 18 inch-
es long. Blue Basil can bloom
year round, but will not handle
hard freezes. To keep it looking
tidy and lush, cut off the dead
flower stalks.
Blue Basil plants form clumps
up to 3 feet tall. They have a pur-
plish-blue cast, and show a
strong growth habit. Leaf veins,
flower spikes and stems are pur-
ple while the rest is green. A
sweet camphor aroma is noticed
with this plant. Individual flowers
can be plucked from the stem or
whole stem segments can be
used for a dramatic addition to a
culinary bouquet. If left outdoors,
it will attract bees and butterflies.
And since it doesn't produce
seed, cuttings will need to be


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taken and rooted to keep the
plant over wintered, as it will not
survive the colder climes.
Yellow African Bulbine (Bul-
bine frutescens) is another 2006
FNGLA plant. It is a South African
native, but is well adapted as a
drought tolerant flowering
groundcover. It is a fast growing
perennial, with branched, succu-
lent with fleshy, linear green
leaves., The fresh leaf produces a
jelly-like juice that is sometimes
suggested as a treatment for
burns, much like aloe is used.
Flower stalks with spikes of
star-shaped yellow with orange
flowers are seen in the summer
months. The foliage grows in
opposite rows and clasps the
stems at the base. It will grow
into a two-foot tall spreading
clump with grayish stems and
adventitious roots. To encourage
further flowering, dead flower
heads should be removed. These
plants prefer full sun, but they
will also grow in semi-shade for
part of the day. Although it will
grow in containers indoors, it
requires maximum light. And
watch the watering they can
take it dry.


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Congress changes Medicaid qualifications for eligibility


On Wednesday Dec. 21, 2005
the Senate reached a tie vote on
provisions that will likely keep
many Americans from qualifying
for Medicaid to pay for nursing
homes, assisted living and/or home
care. The law is being sent back to
the House of Representatives for a
final vote but that chamber had
already approved most of the provi-
sions before the bill was considered
by the Senate. The House is expect-
ed to meet as early as January 4th
and the provisions will be effective
immediately.
Medicaid is the state and federal
program, which pays toward the
cost of long-term care. With nurs-
ing homes costing $4,000.00 to
$15,000.00 per month, people who
saved for their retirements are often
left impoverished. The new law
imposes harsher penalties for peo-
ple who make gifts of their assets
and who then apply for Medicaid.
The law also targets the homes of
some Medicaid-hopefuls and
removes other planning strategies.
Some of the changes:
Change in "look-back period:"
The new law imposes a five-year
"look-back" period on all gifts, up
from three years under the old law.
This means that if people give
money away, even small gifts for
birthdays, the government now can
disqualify these applicants for Med-


icaid if they apply within five years
of the last gift. Also, although the
government "looks back" five
years, the government will be able
to add up all gifts and impose an
unlimited number of months of
penalty during which the person
cannot obtain Medicaid.
Change in penalty start-date:
Under the old law, if a person did
make a gift that person would be
disqualified for Medicaid but this
penalty period would start running
from the date the gift was made.
Under the new law, the penalty will
not start, in most cases, until the
person applies for Medicaid. This
means that if a person gives away
$20,000 and then needs Medicaid
four years and eleven months later
that person will be disqualified for
Medicaid even if they have no
money.
Government becomes benefici-
ary of annuities: Another change in
the law would require the govern-
ment to be named the beneficiary
on some annuities. If a person
applies for Medicaid owning an
annuity, the new law requires the
person to change the beneficiary
from children or other people to the
government or else the person will
be denied Medicaid coverage.
Spouses of Medicaid applicants
will not be allowed to keep as
much money. The new law impos-


es the "Income-First Rule" on the
wives or husbands of Medicaid
applicants. This rule allows the gov-
ernment to count the income of
both spouses to justify the spouse
having to spend more of the cou-
ple's money before either will be
eligible for Medicaid.
Mortgages and promissory
notes to be counted as assets.
Under the new law, the govern-
ment will be able to disqualify peo-
ple from achieving Medicaid eligi-
bility based on ownership of
mortgages or notes.
"There are things that people
can do to protect themselves," says
Scott Solkoff, a South Florida attor-
ney who has served as Chair of the
Elder Law Section of The Florida
Bar and President of the Academy
of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the
organizations of lawyers who rep-
resent elderly and disabled people
in Florida. Says Solkoff, "This
change in the law represents the
most significant change in Medic-
aid eligibility since 1988 and no one
knows about it. One challenge is
just getting the word out so that
people do not inadvertently dis-
qualify themselves for Medicaid."
Solkoff and his colleagues are con-
cerned that many people will make
gifts and not understand how to do
so correctly and without under-
standing the new consequences.


"People should stop making
gifts," says Solkoff, "unless they are
making the gifts after receiving
advice from their lawyer. Gifts and
other transactions may still be
made to allow Medicaid eligibility
but it requires a plan. Without a
plan, people can be left penniless
and therefore have nothing left to
pay for all that Medicaid will not
cover. What is sometimes worst is
that the spouse of the nursing
home resident is left destitute."
Some Elder Law Attorneys are certi-
fied as specialists by The Florida Bar
in assisting with asset protection for
Medicaid eligibility. "The new law
will hurt innocent people who lack
an understanding of available plan-
ning options. Under the new law, if
a grandmother gifts $10,000 to a
grandchild to go to college, the
grandmother will be rendered ineli-
gible for Medicaid even if she
applies four years later and is totally
out of money. She will regain eligi-
bility after the penalty is over but
every month she .is not eligible will
cost thousands of dollars and may
well result in a loss of care if there is
nobody to pay for it."
People should also not rely
upon IRS rules, which allow
$11,000 to be gifted per person per
year. "While the IRS may allow it,"
explains Solkoff,. "Medicaid will
penalize people for having made


the gifts."
Nursing homes range in cost
from $4,000.00 per month for a
shared room in a basic facility to
upwards of $15,000 per month for
a nicer facility with more services.
Most people cannot afford to pay
for that care for very long without
becoming impoverished. People
therefore turn to planning strategies
that allow a person to preserve
some or all of their savings so that
they have their own dollars to pay
for services and items, which Med-
icaid does not cover. In Florida,
Medicaid pays for almost all nursing
homes including those that charge
the most and are considered
among the best. By federal law,
people in nursing homes cannot be
treated differently whether they are
on Medicaid or are paying privately.
With no planning and being
unaware of the new law, many
people stand to lose Medicaid, the
only method available to them to
pay the cost of long-term care.
Solkoff, whose offices are located in
Aventura, Boynton Beach and
Miami, wants people to get educat-
ed in the new laws and how they
may be affected. Solkoff explains
that Elder Law Attorneys all have
different fee structures but that
many offer initial consultations in
the range of $100 to $500 and that


"an initial consultation may be all
that a person requires to make
good choices." Elder Law Attor-
neys advise their clients how to pro-
tect their savings and qualify for
Medicaid; otherwise people are
often left totally reliant on Medicaid
with no funds remaining to pay for
all that Medicaid does not cover.
Only Florida Bar Board Certified
Elder Law Attorneys are certified as
specialists in this area. To find a
Board Certified Elder Law Attorney
in your area, contact The Florida
Bar toll-free at (800) 342-8060 or go
to the Florida Bar Website
(www.flabar.org), select "Find an
Attorney," and then click on "Board
Certified Lawyers."
The law will go into effect as
early as January 4th when the
House of Representatives is expect-
ed back in Washington from the
holiday recess. The votes have been
very close. On December 19th, the
last time the House voted on the
measure, the vote was 212 in favor
of passage and 206 against. The
Senate reached a tie, which had to
be broken by Vice-President
Cheney. Elder advocacy organiza-
tions including the AARP and
organizations of lawyers represent-
ing the elderly are urging people to
contact their Representatives to
voice an opinion.


Hurricane tax relief passes Congress; Foley touts passage


WASHINGTON Congress-
man Mark Foley (FL-16), whose
district suffered five hurricane hits
in the past 18 months, announced
the passage by unanimous con-
sent of the House-Senate compro-
mise for H.R. 4440, the Gulf
Opportunity Zone Act of 2005.
The bill, which provides tax
relief for families, individuals and
businesses hit by Hurricanes Kat-
rina, Rita and Wilma, originally
was aimed specifically -at relief
efforts for Hurricane Katrina vic-
tims. But Foley and other Florida
delegation members successfully
fought to include Florida taxpay-
ers affected by Hurricane Wilma,
which swept across Florida this
year after Katrina.
"While Katrina brought terri-
ble suffering to New Orleans and
the Gulf States, the victims of Hur-
ricane Wilma need and deserve
our help as they recover," said
Foley. "It is drastically important
that the tax burden on Floridians
does not become an obstacle to
recovery.
"The hurricanes that devastat-
ed Florida last year did an estimat-
ed $22 billion in insured damages


and we are now looking at close
to $10 billion more from Wilma.
Floridians are suffering from hur-
ricane fatigue and in need of all
the help we can offer in getting
their homes, businesses and lives
back on track," Foley said.
An outline of the legislation is
provided below as it pertains to
Florida.

Housing
Increases incentives to
rebuild housing. Expands the allo-
cation and size of the low-income
housing tax credit in the Zone.
Provides an emergency allo-
cation of low-income housing tax
credits in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
The emergency allocation is
$18.00 multiplied by each State's
population in the Zone (based on
2004 Census estimates). This
amount is more than nine times
larger than the current-law alloca-
tion of $1.90 per capital. The
increased allocation must be used
to build housing in the Zone and
may not be carried forward from
year to year. In addition, a further
allocation of low-income housing


tax credits in the amount of $3.5
million is provided to both Texas
and Florida in 2006.
Increases the size of the
credit from 100 percent of qualify-
ing project costs to 130 percent of
such costs by designating the GO
Zone, Rita Zone and Wilma Zone
each as a "Difficult Development
Area" in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The
increased credit would also apply
to historic buildings, which are
already eligible for the Rehabilita-
tion Credit under current law.
Expands the availability of
below-market mortgages in the
disaster areas. Under current law,
state and local governments may
issue mortgage revenue bonds
(MRBs) to finance low-interest
rate mortgages for first-time
homebuyers who meet certain
income and purchase price limits.
The proposal waives the first-time
homebuyer requirement so that
individuals whose homes were
rendered uinni,1`2--'e, b\ Hurri-
canes Katrina, Rita or Win,.z an
qualify for these low-interest rate
mortgages through 2010. In addi-
tion, the proposal provides that
up to $150,000 of the loan pro-


ceeds may be used to repair dam-
aged homes. To be eligible, the
new home must be located in one
of the declared disaster areas.
Investment and rebuilding in
the gulf opportunity zone
Incentives and relief for
small timber owners. Allows
small timber owners (i.e., those
owning less than 500 acres of tim-
ber in the Zone to expense
$20,000 as opposed to $10,000
under current law) of reforesta-
tion costs incurred from Aug. 27,
2005 through 2007. In addition,
small timber owners may elect a
five-year carry-back of net operat-
ing losses occurred after Aug. 27,
2005 and before 2007. These
incentives are also available to eli-
gible counties and parishes affect-
ed by Hurricane Rita and Hurri-
cane Wilma.
Expands and extends the
Employee Retention Tax Credit.
Employers located in a disaster
area that are eligible for individual
and public assistance under the
Stafford Act may claim a tax credit
through the end of the 2005 calen-
dar year if they retain an eligible
employee on their payroll. The


tax credit equals 40 percent of the
first $6,000 of wages paid to the
employee prior to Jan. 1, 2006.
The credit is available to employ-
ers whose businesses are inoper-
able as a result of damage sus-
tained by Hurricane Katrina,
Hurricane Rita or Hurricane
Wilma. The credit is not affected if
the employee reports to work at
another location while the busi-
ness is inoperable.
Title II: Individual tax relief
related to Hurricane Rita and
Wilma
The Katrina Emergency Tax
Relief Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-73)
provided charitable giving incen-
tives and tax relief for families
affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The following provisions from P.L.
109-73 are extended to families
affected by Hurricanes Rita and
Wilma in areas designated for
individual or individual and public
assistance.
WaiveWtIe 10-percent penal-
ty for early distributions from pen-
sions and IRAs if the taxpayer suf-
fered an economic loss by reason
of Hurricane Rita or Hurricane
Wilma. The income tax can be


paid over three years. Amounts
repaid to the pension or IRA with-
in a certain amount of time are
not subject to income tax.
Allows corporations to claim
a charitable deduction for cash
contributions related to Hurri-
canes Rita or Wilma without
regard to the 10 percent of taxable
income cap.
Allows f,i, deductibility of
individual casualty losses occur-
ring in the Rita or Wilma Zones by
eliminating the $100 and 10 per-
cent of adjusted gross income
thresholds for losses related to the
hurricanes.
Authorizes the Secretary of
the Treasury to suspend the time
period for certain acts, such as the
filing of tax returns and the pay-
ment of taxes, by taxpayers affect-
ed by Hurricane Rita or Hurricane
Wilma.
Authorizes the Secretary of
the Treasury to adjust rules so that
individuals displaced by the hurri-
canes do not lose tax benefits-
such as the Earned Income Credit
and the child credit because of
a change in their eligibility status
due to a prolonged dislocation.


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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x1 5,8x15,10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commerelo
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Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 21, 2005
MECHANIC (CLASS A)
SALARY RANGE: $25,700- $38,500
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Repair and maintenance on all county
equipment. Operate shop equipment. Applicant must be able
to troubleshoot failures on all types of equipment. Applicant
must be knowledgeable in cutting, welding and fabrication of
metal. Applicant must be able to clean and organize the shop.
Applicant must be able to prepare legible daily work tickets, re-
cording time, equipment and inventory used. Applicant must
be able to work with road crews. Applicant may be required to
perform labor duties such as shovel, rake, trim trees or lay
sod. Applicant must provide safe conditions for employees
and the general public and perform any work that may be re-
quired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must be ca-
pable of safely and efficiently operating county equipment. Ap-
plicant must have the ability to lift 100 Ibs. and have the ability
to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl and work outside for
long periods of time in various weather conditions. Applicant
must possess knowledge and skill in the operation of automo-
tive repair tools and metal fabrication tools, as well as the
ability to use diagnostic equipment. Applicant must be able to
work flexible hours and overtime when necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Applicant must possess a valid Class A Florida Commer-
cial Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.
Applicant must be able to pass a test for illegal drugs. Mini-
mum of five (5) years experience in automotive and/or heavy
equipment repair.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Monday Friday
CLOSING DATE: January 9,2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
53.-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


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(8:30 am. S pL. or 10:30 am. to 7 p.m.)
AART reg. with a valic FL Lic. 2 jeais rp pref. Must
possess excellent cust s.t skills t'iol independently,
proficient in CT and General Radiu, aphy
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
DruS Free Workplace EOE


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,
PO. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 20, 2005
ASSISTANT ROAD SUPERINTENDENT
SALARY RANGE: $31,000- $46,000

EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Reporting to and assisting the Road Su-
perintendent will all functions within the Road, Parks and Rec-
reation and Cemetery Departments including but not limited to
preparing budgets and bid packets, supervising shop opera-
tions and office functions, planning and implementing mainte-
nance schedules and supervising employees. Other duties as
may be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge and skills
of methods and practices involved in and required to success-
fully assist in the supervision and management of Road, Parks
and Recreation and Cemetery Departments of Glades County.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Must have a valid Class E Florda Commercial Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Minimum of 5 years
experience of roadway construction as a supervisor and/or
business administration as well as being computer literate.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Monday Friday
CLOSING DATE: January 9, 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
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.



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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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

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COMPUTER TECHNICIAN

Hendry County Information Technology
Department has an opening for a
Computer Technician. Person must know
how to setup and install hardware
and software on a PC. Network
knowledge is a plus. Will need to pass
background, drug screening and
polygraph test. Salary commensurate
with experience. Send resume to
Hendry County I/T Dept., PO. Box
1760, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Equal Opportunity Employer


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following positions:
*Health Service Administrator/RN
Supervisory experience. Exp. in Adult or
Juvenile Corrections.
*Clinical Counselor WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
BA in Social Work, Psychology or Mental Health works good $30
Counseling. At least 2yrs exp. w/ adolescents w/ (863)635-79 7
substance abuse & mental health problems. Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
SClinical Counselor basement or closet in
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*Substance Abuse Counselor ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
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* LPN in the back. Dated '1842
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LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE BUSH HOG: TSC, 5Ft., 2
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Patie 0215! PatIe0215 yrs old, $300 neg. 863-610-1219 after 9pm or
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee weekends.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE u Is* PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
Full/Part Time Tellers LAMPS, (2), brand new, never tie. $100 (863)675-4858
Must be 18 yrs of age, High School been used, cream & gold, RIDING MOWER John Deere,
Diploma or Equivalent, (863)635-0474 $700 (863)673-3620
Cash handling experience and Bilingual A+. $700 (863)673-3620
Apply within @ Everglades Federal Credit WEED TRIMMER on 14"
wheels, like new, 6hp B/S
Union ELEC SCOOTER- Victory, 3 engine, $175 or trade
Mail Resume to: 1099 W. Ventura Ave. wheel, new batf., light & bas- (863)697-9704
Clewiston, FL. 33440 ket, swivel cloth seat, runs
Ea l ewisu ton: L. 3ak good $600 (863)634-5095 WHEEL BARROW: Antique,
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& head board, good cond. (863)675-3944
w/2 rails $150 c
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ELECTRIC RANGE Hotpolnt, HOSPITAL BED- electric, Okeechobee Livestock
glass top, self cleaning oven. RANGE- Maytag, electric, works good no mattress Market Sales every
cod condition. $100 white, excellent condition, $145 or best offer Mon. 12pm&every
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WASHER & DRYER- good MEDICARE "D" DRUG PLAN
condition, $175 for set CONSULTANTS INDEPEN-
PROJECT ASSISTANT (863)673-3620 DENT PHYSICIAN MANAGED
Needed full-time to perform a variety of tasks in- i WE WILL SAVE YOU MON-
Needed50 EY! WE WORK FOR YOU,
volving the repair and maintenance of buildings, NOT INSURANCE COMPA-
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multiple building trades to perform painting, instal- hers, $20 each or both for WWW.MEDICAREDRU-
lation of floor coverings and formica, and structu- $30 (863)467-2305 GHELRNET.
ral repairs to wood and/or concrete structures, Building sMscl ano 0
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safety-conscious worker. BUILDING SALE! "Extended 3 home. *Medical, *Business,
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25x30, $4790. 30x40, Placement Assistance. Com-
HOUSEKEEPER II $7340. 40x60, $11,490 Fac- puter & Financial aid if quail-
Needed full-time to provide housekeeping services tory Direct, 25 Years. Many fy. (866)858-2121
including the cleaning of all offices, bedrooms and Others. Ends/accessories www.onlinetidewater-
bathrooms; sweep and mop floors as necessary, optional. Pioneer tech.com.
perform other related duties as required. (800)668-5422. Run your ad STATEWIDE!!
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Glades Services be Offered at Public Auction. over 5 MILLION readers.
408 S.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Saturday, January 14, 11:00 Call this newspaper or Ad-
Belle Glade, Florida 33430 AM, Orlando, FL (Port of vertising Networks of Florida
Sanford), Rogers ealty & at (866)742-1373. Visit us
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30", Oak, with sink and fau-
cet, $100 (863)675-1634 ELEC PIANO- Korg P60, LIKE
k- k / AR SWMILLS from only NEW, a steal at $800
EARN 40k -50k / YEAR $2,795.00 Convert your (863)763-3229.
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM- ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
Be Home Every Night! BER with your Norwood ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
portable band sawmill. Log (863)674-0314
skidders also available.
www.norwoodindus- GERMAN UPRIGHT BASS-
S WAmLPOE. tries.com -Free information: asking $700,
7 .(800)578-1363 ext 300N. (863)763-3229.
Teak Wood, hundreds of PA SYSTEM Small, Fender

COMPANY DRIVERS takesitall.239-707-2486 drum machine $500 or best
WELL SYSTEM fairly new, offer(863)357-0406
Fo E li SESSSmc ~$800 for total system
*VULL1 fff ^ M (863)467-7612
oieap i at I BOSTON TERRIER PUP- 8
0fwks, $500 (863)946-1279
0 .FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
Minimum23yearsoage, CassACDLCARDS Racing & Comic. PITBULL Pups Full blooded
lateinimum 23 years of age, Class A CDL cond. everything up to date, 1 male 1
$500neg. 863)763-8943 female, also avail, huge dog
kennel $250 (863)227-0396
Second Class Welder PUG, ACA, Rare, Black, 1F/2M
Ready 12/22-8wks. Shots, pa-
15.87PerHour pars/health cert. $700-$800.
$15.87 Per Hour COMPUTER SYSTEM, com- (863)673-4200/228-2140
Skill and Ability Requirements: plete, lots of programs,
$175. (866)855-0158 REX BUNNY, baby, $10.
Utilizes arc, oxygen/acetylene, and plasma methods to .75 (863)675-4981 LaBelle area
safely perform welding and cutting functions in the F ( 3 L
fabrication and/or repair of carbon steel.
Knowledge of welding principles and methods gained through GAS FIRE PLACE 48"wx43"t, SATELLITE DISH Dish brand
vocational training and/or practical experience. brick style, $1000 $50.00 or best offer
(863)763-3451 (863)357-6113
Able to successfully complete 2nd Class welding test. (863)763-3451 (863)357-6113
Good work record and disciplinary history FinGos 0705
For Immediate consideration BEDROOM SET -7pc. Full sz HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
please do one of the following: bed, light wd w/painted bows er, Vintage, Good shape.
& pink flowers. Brand new. $25. (863)946-3123
Fax your resume to 863-902-2889 $700 neg. (863)227-0199
Email to Jdooley@ussugar.com POOL CUE w/case in excellent
Call 863-228-0208 CEDAR CHEST- New with tray condition $40
Stop in at the employment office on WC Owen Ave. Solid cedar $125 (863)675-3944
(863)467-4328
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer CHINA CABINET- Large, Very Te i
committed to a diverse workforce. nice, Lighted, medium wood, RaioI
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. $300. or best offer Moving
Must Sell (239)645-3620 ANTENNA, 70 ft., 10ft. sec-
SECRETARY COUCH & LOVE SEAT Indian $500firm. (863)675-4201
print, green burgundy & gold i r(37
for South Bay Construction Firm $250 (863)467-5032
END TABLES, (2), curvy legs,
Must have various office skills, including: between light & medium ma- PRESSURE WASHER
Microsoft Office or Corel. Duties will include general office pie, very nice, $50. 3000psi, whose, wand & tips,
such as: answering the telephone and filing (863)635-0474 on wheels, 11hp B/S engine,
to light record keeping. Applicant needs to be very detail $350863-697-9704
oriented, ability to work on their own and organized. FUTON $35 or best offer
(863)467-2153 icultur
Benefits include 401K and TABLE & 4 ROLL AWAY A ricu ure
medical insurance. CHAIRS- Leather, Nice,
Please apply by fax 561-996-4502 $225. (863)674-5770 t | -.
or e-mail to BTSouthbay@aol.com. f C
No walk-ins, please. Christmas Trees 745
Equipment _0 618 Farm Equipment 805
| CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond., Farm F eed, Products 805
good batt/charger, $1599. Farm Miscellaneous 815
TKM-Bengard Farms (863)697-1350/763-2063. Farm Produce 820
and Cypress Cooling GOLF CART Club Car, 2001, Farm Services
Gas, Reconditioned w/alumi- Offered 825
num bed, top & windshield. Farm Supplies/
Have immediate openings for $2795. neg. (863)675-1472 Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
experienced truck drivers GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets, Horses 840
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil- Landscaping
Please apply in person at: son 8813, Cook M1-X, Lynx. Supplies 845
$700willsep. (863)946-3123. Lawn 9 Garden 850
2305 Cypress Lane Livestock 855
Belle Glade FL 33430 outrySupplies 860
PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2 Flowers 865
(561) 996-1980 magazines, less than 50
(561) 996-1980 rounds shot, exc. cond.,
$400. (863)227-0396 H0
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
gage, Deer Gun w/scope. APPALOOSA GELDING 3yrs
S- I I -* I I $335.(863)467-7838 old. Beautiful. Calm. Quiet.

Oakbrook of LaBelle HORSES- 1 beautiful Buck-
Has positions open for: DUMB BELL SET: 5 25 LB skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR (863)467-5299 orwillsep. (863)227-0199
AND e MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
MAINTE NC E ASISTANC 32" tall, child broke, incid,
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
OakbrookofLabelleskilled nursing facility in CERAMIC heater $10 $700. (863)227-0367.
Labelle, Fl. has positions available for B.S.W., (863)635-7987 QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
Maintenance Assistant, Housekeeping, Dietary, TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec- quiet exc beginner horse,
CNA, and Nurses. GreatTeam Environment tric, horizontalvertical model $2500 or best offer
andBenefts 0 (772)260-6318 QUARTER/Thoroughbred lyr
Fax Resume to 863-675-7415 2tu4d -9r broke $600
2akbrkrrowLaeAa DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND- WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
250 Broward Avenue, Like new condition. $600 "Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
LaBelle, FL33935 (863)697-0845 & tie down. $450.
(863)675-1440 EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock (863)6739200

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Condos/
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House Rent 930
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HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR
RENT. No pets.
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Beautiful View 48 acres
$144,000 14,400 down
1,087 per month owner fi-
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available. 3 bd/2 bath/1 garage
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BUILDERS $S151,300 Why buy old
when you can get Brand New?
Mon rBctrit St.
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Lorida Ranches, Highlands
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reserve your tract today.Up to 90%
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out
of 31 tracts, Only.- I 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.
S Acres on Hwy 27 Lease only. Land
is suitable for Plant Nursery or
Storage.

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Our New Talking

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" 863-983-3508

1) Business Opportunityl Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch,
Great location, near the dubhouse. Fully
equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry induded. Great business opportunity.
$8001 MLS#: 200530488
2) North side 3 Bedroom/] bath home
on Orce Dr. | eftqloring large
lot-1/3 of an i s ation at a
great price $,S W MLS#:
200526258
3) New in '0414 Bedroom/2 Bath (over
2400 sq.ft) Mobile Home in Moore
Haven. Large open kitchen w/island.
Must See! $134,900 MLS# 200521690
4) Reduced! 2.5 contiguous acres in
Montura Ranch. Located at the end of
the street. Just reduced to $70,00.
MLS#S 200521640
5) Montura Ranch Estates 4 bed-
room/2 Bath CBS home on 2/5 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

863-228-6867

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 MonteAve 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over s acre. Only Ye
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment.
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398
4) Montura Ranch Estates
Large home-over 4000 sq.ft- on
1.25 acres near the front of
Montura, Home needs work.
Priced for quick sale at
$174,900 MLS#: 200528863
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine Cone. Priced
to sell at $119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439


Charmaine A.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
Se Habl Eapanel
Just listed! 2/1 stucco home on 2.5
acres nestled In the pines In LaDeca
Choose whether to sit on the covered
porch or walk out to the B-B-Que area
and gaze at the pond. Living room
has a faux fireplace and the kitchen
is HUGE Ready to move into. Seller
says "well even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long! $199,900.00
One of a kind! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air, Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or S bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924,
Qwnf-samae an oQffed
2.5 Acres on 11th Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!-
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @S62K
Thatcher Blvd., near the river
@$68,000.00
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8,
$58,500.00 each
Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
@$60K each


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/lba. 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. Walking
Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New Uisting! 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! S108,SK.
5)Moore Haven Yacht Club!
2bd/2ba MH w/ extra lot, *Included
in Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K

Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132



Great starter home or investment
property in Montura Ranch. This
94 M8H, 4/2 split bedroom plan
may be just what your looking for.
Start your New Year off right with
country living at its best. 1.25 ac.,
priced to sell at only $89,900.


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$84,900 Call today
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RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
2 Housesate Harbor Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
3BR, 231,|R, 1BA 2BR 2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
both $165,000 garage w/ guest suite on 3BR. 2BA Montura 1.25 acres
3BR, 2BA $265,000 12.80 ac. Call for details $119,900
3BR, 2,5 BA $198,500 CBS T'i-Plex Unitl 4BR, 3BR2BA, 1.25ac. $160,000
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 2BA Unit 2 2BR, BA 45,000 debachd
Unit 3 2BR 1 BA $45,000 each
3B le t 3 2 BA S acres Pioneer $120.000
$1 f0l EJViffG7 $279,000 2BR, 1 1/2 BA
4BR. 3BA Del Monte Condo (7) $150K COMMERCIAL
$314,000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story MOBILE HOM S 27 100'x100' $550,000
$199,000 3BR, 2BA on lake Commericial Buiiding 75'x120'
9,00 A $120000 onUS27CaalForDetail
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood 3BR,2BA 82, nd 1 f +
$410,000 3BR, 2BA EasrLi $82,000 nlrRO,'
3BR, 2BA with study and 4B/2BA 2003 DWMH Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
pool. New Subdivision with 30'xz50 metal building & Apt. $173,000
$375,000 2.16 acres $259,900


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!!"


a- 1 tl1y, I rc. .

grokers: C
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005 .
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505


Ulr' ^Ann Donohue 228-0221 llt
'f ,Y David Rister 634-2157 .




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Gorgeous 3/2 M/1 on Pine Cone MRE $120,000,00
Want to :.. filiii. . k about 3/2 M/HI on Click Drive, Lakeport. Only $130.,(X)
Brand sit ,.. l' i, '1 ready in 3 weeks, 837 Gerace Ct. Moore Haven $166.875,00
Brand new CBS 3/2 most appliances incl. 943 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven, $171.4(X).00
Beautifuii 3/2 1 ome ont 3 Lots, 414 Avenue 0, Moore Haven. :4 2'4 *'I,I
Beautiful M/11 ot in Ortona,.fenced, close to the Intercostal, $40.000,x00
Montura Ranches, 1.25 acres. Paved road on Appaloosa Avemie, $39,900.00)
Moore HI aven mobile home lots starting at $15.000.00
Moore Haven River Gardens lots starting at $38,000.00


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Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath
28'x60' ceramic tile floors,
central air, on beautiful 1/2 acre lot.
On Hwy. 80 convenient to
Clewiston & LaBelle. $94,900

Call or come by:
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3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


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Recreation e Automobiles
KAYAK- Perception Swifty,
9.iii 95, used highback seat, AIR BOAT BOTTOM COATING
o ill ~ I good cond, yellow, $150 Steelflex 2000 SUPER I I l
neg. (863)467-1790 Iv msg SLICK Epoxy coating, 1 gal-
Boats 3005 Ion $100 (863)467-6696 Automobie. s 4005
Campers/RVs 3010 PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2 Aut Wanted 4010
Jet Skiis 3015 25hp motors, canopy & trail- BOAT SEAT- Springfield Ma- cItoaI Care 4015
Marine Acceorim 3020 er. $2500. (863)675-2575 rine #3 with rod gimbel & Commeriel Trucks 4020
Marine Miscellaneou3025 pedestal $100, Condrt n
Motroyeles 039 Pontoon Boat,'94, Starcraft, (863)610-0440 (0kee.) E;uld ea 4025
Sport VhlIl/AT,3035 1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs., 0., C. .
no trailer, fish ready, $4000, SEA PRO SEAT- With pedestal f't'., '.
(765)610-4494 $1 00 (863)610-0440
(Okeechobee)
Powerwlnch, model 315, trir
Bass Boat, 20' Storm Boot winch for boats to 4,000 lbs. ol
Legger, 200hp motor 24v used very little, $80. ATs33I
trolling motor, Eagle fishflnd- (863)946-1829 UtHI1ty Rrithr : i 0='
er 30, w/traller, asking GO KART, Yerf, only used 15 Vns <4070
$4500. (863)467-0837 TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru hrs or less, Cash Only $900
windshield, 60 hp Mariner or best offer. (863)675-2093 ..... II.
BASS BOAT 20ft, 200hp Merc. outboard motor & trlr, $1500 ask for Ashley
05 trailer, excel. running firm. (863)467-8038
condition. $4400/neg. .. SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race BUICK LESABRE LIMITED,
(941)587-0806 3 Bike. $2400. Firm. '94, rebuilt trans., V6 3.8 litre
(863)634-5129 eng., auto, a/c, cruise,
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 16', MOTOR HOME 30 Ft., 1989 $1500. (863)467-4352
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish- w/454, $4000. Firm. s CHEVY LUMINA'95- V6 se-
finder. $1500 or best offer. (863)610-1219. after 9pm & dan, great condition, $2000
(863)632-9166 weekends. TerryTravelTrailer,'94,27', orbestoffer (863)610-4676
like new, used very little, must or (863)763-0257.
KAYAK- Hoble Lanai, used, SUNLINE RV TRAILER 17 ft. see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
roomy cockpit, drink holder, good condition, can be seen $7,000. (863)763-8709 or MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS-
storage, good size for at 1495 Garden St. (610)283-3416 or email '90, Good Condition $300.
kids,$185 (863)467-1790 $1500/neg (772)224-1132 Idabaker12@aol,com (863)467-0561


FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, Low
miles. Looks & Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
863-467-7049/561-261-9274
HONDA ACCORD '87- $1200
or make offer
863)467-5401 or
772) 359-2923
HONDA ACCORD LX '98: Tint-
ed. 128K mis. Raisin Pearl col-
or, rear Euro lights. $4500 or
best offer, 863-675-3470 Mel
HONDA ACCORD LXI- '88,
Runs exc. Needs trans. &
brake work $300 or good
parts car. (863)801-3310
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
runs good, no a/c, $2000.
863-509-3028 or
863-612-0000 ask for Libby
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs
transmission work, $500
(863)634-2191,
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


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Maribel Sam J.
Gonzalez Walker

561-722-7347 863-677-1013
Se Hablillima1ol
akb trt h Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
DO Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
? 2.5 Acres side by Need a Building? We have a
rnch Estates at only 12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
^ Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
in Montura Ranch Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
mic tie throughout, Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
iced and perect for @ $94.9K
kean offerL Usted @
3/2 doublewide
on 1.25 acres. Enrique
new! Completely ACOSta
great floorplanA osta
arden tub, arge
of cabinet space, 305-506-5876
nily room, and astla s

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Jerry W. Kept,Many Fruit TreesNew A/C,
Smith Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
Deal Fell Throughl Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH public water &
sewer available, investors want-
561-261-3444 ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
re and woods in road, tenant occupiedfenced,
.00. new septic @ $ 124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
acres in Ladeca with purchase of land, single-
meforvacantland. wide MH offered @ $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wowl @589,900
ne on 1.09 acres in Back on Market New home, very
r plan with fireplace well ,k RW xar
3 a must see @ garldi't
Last' $199.9K

















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RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON MOFTORA
Wooded Lots:
4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood Cleared Srveyed Lot
SD, Newly Remodeled Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
$84,000 Jinnete $48,000
Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt Appaloosa 2 1/2 acres $110,000
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2 C r $3 ,000
Storage Sheds w/Electric, Bald Cypress w provements
Nicely Landscaped,/* i L ,
A Must See $140,000 Reduced to $59,000
Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH, More Montura Lots start at
Spacious Interior $125,000 $38,000
LARpr 3BR, 2BA, MH on Nacg $145,000
'Listings Needed 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
MOORE HAVEN HGHLNS COT
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000 80 Acres w/great development
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit potential, $23,500 per acre
$229,000
ACREAG, & 29,t '* 10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home,
Farm Land Available $29,000 per acre
Call for Details











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TOYOTA MR2, '88, white, sun
roof, runs great, 32-35 mpg,
am/fm/cd, very dependable,
$1500. (561)924-2208



CADILLAC 1957 2 doors
needs work $1000/neg
(863)357-3633
CHEVEROLET PICK UP
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-4826
CHEVY FLEETLINE DELUXE
'48- 4dr asking $2500
(863)763-3551
CHEVY TRUCK 1955 auto
and tilt steering, needs work
$2500 (863)357-3633
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6,
runs great. Needs minor res-
toration. $500 (863)697-6731
MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2210
VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE-
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826


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



EASY GO 2 seater w/top and
windshield and charger
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472



RIM 16" Dodge Truck Rim
$100 or best offer
(772)597-2155
TONNEAU COVER by ARE
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856



CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY S10, '03, 3 dr., stan-
dard shift, 4 cyl., 13k mi.,
under factory warranty,
$9900. (863)357-3413
GMC-'86, 22' Dry van body,
New eng. & tires, Less than
30K, 5 spd. $4500 neg.
(941)416-5571 Clewiston
TOYOTA Pick Up T-100 '95,
Xtracab. 20 mpg. Reliable.
Good shape. $3000,Jirm.
.863-,1.0,41 9.f ,-



CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- '97,
White, 4x4, All power, Very
clean $8500. or best offer
(863)697-6540



ENCLOSED HALLMARK
TRAILER- G.A.W.B. 2980,
asking $1675
(863)357-2424
UTILITY TRLR- '05, 5x10,
drop loading ramp, Diamond
plate toolbox, 5mos old, like
new, $850 (863)357-6530



DODGE CARAVAN SPORT '02
49 K mls. Fully loaded. Must
see! Runs great. $8500
(863)763-9464

DODGE RAM 2500, '95, 15
passenger van, great shape,
cold a/c, work or family ready
Asking $2500 (239)633-4069


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-195-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANN LAURA SARGENT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
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SAG T deceased, File Number
02 95 ; by the Circuit Court for
HENORY County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is PE. Box
1760 Labelle Florida 33975-1760'
that the decedent's date of death was
har.djL. 205:; that the total value of
the estate is Z7.500.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
Creditors:
NONE
Beneficiaries:
Elwood Russell Sargent
1117 Forest Lawn Drive
Salem, Virginia 24153
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision tor full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DESCENDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date e of first publication of this Notice
is December 22nd, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
ELWOOD RUSSELL SARGENT
1117 Forest Lawn Drive
Salem, Virginia 24153
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
M. Daniel Sasso, Esquire
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 212377
M. Daniel Sasso, PA.
4223 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Forida 33904
Telephone: (239) 542-1355
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-187-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL DAVID SHANAHAN
a/k/a MICHAEL D. SHANAHAN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mi-
chael David Shanahan, deceased,
(decedent") File Number 2005-187-
CR is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, Ot. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida
33975-1760. This Notice is provided
pursuant to Section 733.2121, Florida
Statutes. The names and addresses of
the Co-Personal Representatives and
the C-Personal Representatives' attor-
ney are sat forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
Spir r3mr-n3rg i.imsT rs ii7rnrP",,,r
4%a Damst ecedent's Estate on whom a
"'f"bfk this Notice is served within
three (3 months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice must ile
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the Decedents Estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 22,2005.
Attorney for
Co-Personal Representatives:
John F. Stewart, Esq.
Sheppard, Brett, Stewart,
Herschd& Kinsey. PA.
9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Telephone: (239) 334-1141
Flonda Bar Mo: 158647
Co-Personal Representatives:
Megan R. Shanahan
1801 Brantiley Road, #203
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Dana Rucker
6911 Highway 71 NE
Wilmar, M 56201
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 05-1098-DR
Clara L. Dominquez,
Petitioner
and
Luclano Dominquez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Luclano Domlanquez
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Clara Do-
minquez whose is 1991 Strickland
Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before
January 23, 2006, and fie the original
with the clerk of this Court at Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975, be-
fore service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: December 15,2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 05-918CA
WINDEL AND RHONDA PALMER,
Plaintiff
VS
MICHAEL D. AND MARYANNE E. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, should they be
deceased, and any natural unknown
persons who might be the unknown
spouse, heirs, devises, grantees,
creditors, unknown tenants or other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against the above-named defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: MICHAEL D. CUSEO
Together with his heirs, and any natural
unknown persons who might he the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, unknown tenants
or other parties claiming by, through,
under or against the above-named de-
fendants.
You are hereby notified that a Complaint
to Quiet Title was filed in this court on
Oct. 17, 2005. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on the petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address is: Sherea-
Ann Ferrer, PO. Box 721894, Orlando,
Florida 32872, and file an original with
the clerk of this court on or before Jan.
17, 2006. Otherwise, a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition. Property De-
s c r I p t i o n :
4-10-43-29-030-2093-0070. Port La-
belle Unit 3 Block 2093 Lot 7, a subdi-
vision, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, page 73, Pub-
lic Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Less and except gas, oil and mineral
rights not owned by the previous own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of way of record.
Witness my hand and seal on Dec. 7,
2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Court
... By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
December 30, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Flodda
Storage Property of Nathan Guzman
TV, stereo, refrigerator, microwave,
luggage, toys, clothes,
household misc. items.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2005-724-DR
In Re the Marriage of:
LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.,
Husband/Respondent, & LEANNE PA-
TRICIA FAHEY, Wife/Petitioner.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:LAWRENCE CHARLES DIPIETRO, JR.
22 Leonard Sktreet
Portland, Maine 04103
Last Known Address Unknown
You are notified that an action for disso-
lution of marriage has been filed
against you.
If you want to contest the petition, you
are required to serve a written answer
to the petition, admitting or denying
each of the allegations contained in the
petition, on the petitioner's attorney, on
or before January 10, 2006, and to file
the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the petitioner's
attorney or Immediately thereafter If
you fail to serve and file a written an-
swer, as Indicated berein, a default will
be entered against you, and a judg-
ment may be entered, granting the pe-
htlioners requests, as indicated in the
petition.
The petitioners attorney Is:
RALPH ELVER
PAVESE LAW FIRM
461 HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH
PO DRAWER 2280
LABELLE, FL 33975
TELEPHONE: (863) 675-5800
Witness My Hand And The Seal Of This
Court On December 1,2005.
BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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INVITATION TO BID
BID #2005-02
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION
4 MILES OF MAYORAL ST.
Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced road will be received by
the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as "DI S-
TRICT" at
475 S. Cabbage Palm St
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 10:00 am local time on January 19, 2006, for furnishing labor and materials
and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
prise the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accor-
dance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any
Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the specified
day and time will not be opened.
The Work to be bid upon is described as Roadway reconstruction of approximately
tour miles of a roadcalled Mayoral from Perimeter on the south end to Pine Cone
on the north as specified in the detailed drawings and specifications prepared by
Rock Aboujouude, E. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on January 4th, 2006 at
the Clubhouse at 10:00 am,
Construction drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rick Aboujaoude,
RE. (contact person) at 180 N. Bridge Street Suite B, LaBelle, Florida or from
CCWCD office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street for a fee of $50 (non-refundable).
Rocks telephone is (863) 612-0011 or CCWCD phone no. is (863) 983-5795.
Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in
an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors
shall be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
All bids shall be opened and read aloud on January 19. 2006. at 10:00 am In the
Club House located on 255 H. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, All bidders
are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
essary additional bonds) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.

All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certificates of Insurance
shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the
surety or Insurance company having his place of business in the State of Florida.
Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali-
fied to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of
1-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Departments T-
list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount.
The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
main open and subject to acceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of thirty (30)
calendar days after the date of Bid opening.
In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licensed and
permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
conduct such investigations as is necessary to determine the performance record
and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci-
fied under this Contract. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information
as deemed necessary by the Districtto evaluate the bidders qualifications.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s) not conforming with the in-
tent and purpose of the Contract Documents, and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
calendar days from the bid opening date.
DATED this __ day of _____, 2005.
ATTEST: Central County Water Control District
By: Carolyn Hester
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-519 CA
HERMINIAM. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
VS.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case
now pending In said Court, the style of
which is Indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hendry County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida, on
the 7th day of December, 2005, at
11:00 a.m., the following described
property as set forth In said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lot 10, Block B of Montura Ranch Es-
tates, First Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof as recorded In Plat
Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39of the
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida, including only such oil, gas
and mineral rights as the grantor may
possess subject to conditions, restric-
tions, reservations, road and canal
right-of-ways and enforceable ease-
ments of records and applicable zon-
ing ordinances and subject to taxes
and assessments of the Central
County Drainage Dstrict.
Together with a 1981 double wide mobile
home Twiln/81/HS/52/T3569704A and
T3569704B title numbers 19914140
and 19914141.
a/k/a: 275 N. Arboleda Street, Montura
Ranches, Florida
ORDERED AT HENDRY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, this 15th day of November, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By:S. Hammond
A Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN RA.
708 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Floria 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA

A.A.A. SELF STORAGE, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 03CA199
GINA F. NAVARRETE,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a final decree of
foreclosure entered in the
above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Glades
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Glades
County, Florida, described
as:

Lot 4, Block 17 RANCH LAKE
ESTATES, as per Plat there-
of as recorded In Plat Book
3, Page 37, of the Public
Records of Glades County,
Florida.

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at
the Front steps of the Glades
County Courthouse located
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, at 11:00 A.M.
on the 29th day of Decem-
ber, 2005.

JOE FLINT, Clerk of Circuit
Court, Glades County, Florida
By: Deputy Clerk
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Zoning, Adjustment and Planning
Board of the City of Pahokee, will meet
on Thursday, January 5,2006 at 6:30
PM at City Hall, 171 North Lake Ave-
nue, Pahokee, to consider the follow-
ing request:
Request for Variance: Ms. Lucy Balnes,
161 Buddy White Avenue, Pahokee,
Florida intends to build a Residential
home on property which Is zoned
Commercial.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO: 05-1023-CA
VALIDATION OF THE NOT TO EXCEED $8,080,000
CITY OF CLEWISTON, LORDIA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM
REVENUE BONDS AND BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES
THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, a municipal corporation and public body cor,
porate and polrtic of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff.
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and the Taxpayers, Property Owners and Citizens thereof
and of the City of Clewiston, Florida, including non-residents owning property or
subject to taxation therein, and others having or claiming any right, title or Interest
in property to be affected by the issuance of the Bonds and Notes herein de-
scribed, orto be affected in any way thereby,
Defendants.
AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO:THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE TWENTI-
ETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS, PROP-
ERTY OWNERS, CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, INCLUDING
NON-RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN,
AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS AND THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BOND ANTICI-
PATION NOTES, HEREINAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO BE
AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY;
The above cause coming onto be heard upon the Complaint this day filed herein by
the City of Clewiston, Florida, seeking to determine the authority of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, to issue its not to exceed $8,080,000 City of Clewiston, Florida
Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds (the 'Bonds") and the not to exceed
$8,080,000 City of Clewiston, Florida Water and Sewer System Revenue Bond
Anticipation Notes (the "Bond Anticipation Notes'), a more particular description
of such obligations being contained in the Complant filed in these proceedings, to
determine the legality of the proceedings had and taken In connection therewith,
and the legality of the provisions, covenants and agreements contained therin
and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and seeking a judgment of this
Court to validate the proceedings for said Bonds and Bond Atiipation Notes (the
"Obligations"), the revenues pledged for the payment thereof, and said Obligations
when issued pursuant thereto, and said Complaint now having been presented to
this Court, for entry of an Order to Show Cause pursuant to Chapter 75, Florida
Statutes, and the Court being fully advised in the premises:
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the State o Floda, through the State Attorney
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and the several taxpayers, property
owners and citizens of the City of Clewiston, Florida, Including non-residents
owning property or subject to taxation therein, and all others having or claiming
any right, title or interest in property to be affected in any way thereby, or to be af-
fected thereby, be and they are each hereby required to appear and show cause,
if any there be, before this Court on the thth day of February, 2006, at 10:30 A.M.
in the Chambers of Honorable Frederick R. Hardt at the Hendry County Court-
house in the City of LaBelle, Florida, why the prayer of said Complaint should not
be granted and why the proceedings for said Obligations and said Obligations
when issued pursuant thereto and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof
should not be validated and confirmed as therein prayed.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that this Order to Show Cause be
published in the manner required by Section 75.06, Florida Statutes, in a newspa-
perofgeneral circulation published In Handry County, Florida.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, by such publication of this Or-
der, all taxpayers, property owners and citizens of the City of Clewiston, Florida,
including non-residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all oth-
er having or claiming any right, title or Interest in the C of lewiston, Florida, or
the taxable property therein or In anropeoperty tao be affected by the Issuance of
said Obligations or to be affected in any way thereby, or the validity of such Obli-
gations or of any revenues pledged for payment thereof, or of the proceedings au-
thorizing the Issuance of said Obligations, including any remedies provided for
their collection, be and they are made parties defendant to this proceeding, and
that this Court shall have jusrdiction o them to the same extent as If named as
defendants in said Complaint and personally served with process in this cause.
DONE AND ORDERED in chambers at LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, this 20th
day of December, 2005.
Honorable Fra i

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE
A public hearing will be held on the fol-
lowing proposed Ordinance at 7:30
PM on January 10, 2006 In the Com-
mission Chambers at Pahokee City
Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee,
FL at which time the City Commission
will consider its adoption Into law. The
introduction and first reading was held
on December 13, 005. The Ordinance
may be inspected In its entirely at City
Hal. All Interested parties may appear
at the meeting and be heard with re-
spectto this proposed Ordinance:
ORDINANCE 2005-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PAHO-
KEE, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER
21, PEDDLERS AND ITINERANT VEN-
DORS, ARTICLE II. PEDDLERS AND
SOLICITORS FOR PERSONAL PROFIT,
CREATING SECTION 21-31 RESTRIC-
TIONS ON STATIONARY PEDDLERS,
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE;
PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN
CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFI-
CATION.
104164 CGS 12/29/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Floarida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held at 10:00 AM, January 19,
2006, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
In person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet Im-
mediately after adjournment of the
Landowners' Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark D. Colbert, Chairman
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The fireplace and the warmth of the holiday


By Barbara Oehlbeck

"I know a fireplace don't warm
your front and your back at the
same time, but I'd a heap rather be
a little cold on one side than not to
have a fire to prop my feet up to.
Besides, with all the talk 'bout get-
ting' exercise nowadays, I can't see
payin' somebody with a machine
to stretch my legs and arms when I
can cut a pile o' wood, which does
a good job of stretchin' and bendin'
a fella and get fuel for my fireplace
at the same time."
'We were just waiting' to go in
the fireplace real early of a morning'
or when dark starts coming' on
when the weather gets nippy is a
real satisfyin' thing to see. Looks
right prosp'rous, too. Goin' into
winter I like to have 'bout a cord o'
wood. Then I don't have to worry
none 'bout running' out."
Nowadays as he would say
- fireplaces are included in many
new houses; however, most are
either gas-fired or there's a little pile
of electric logs where the real fire
ought to be that is, if you're par-
tial to the real thing: A bright and
cheerful cracklin' fire.
When fireplaces are discussed,
it's always pointed out that wood-
burning fireplaces are dirt ashes
blow around and even the wood
itself usually has some debris on it
of one kind or another. Ants and
spiders not excluded from time to
time.
All true. But then, where's the
poetry and romance of a jet-burn-
ing gas or electric logs turning as if
on a spit with lights to mimick a
glowing pile of warm wood coals?
Besides, gas burners are endowed
with an odor that, as yet, no one has
figured out a way to get rid of. Of


Nothing quite like that fireplace on those rare occasions where


course, the manufacturers will,
without fail, say that the fumes are
exhausted through the chimney.
Maybe the fumes are but the odor
remains.
Two and a half centuries ago a
man named Ben Franklin probably
had the best idea about fireplaces.
As a matter of fact, and history, he
had a lot of best ideas in many
areas. This one is his namesake.
The Franklin stove. What an inven-
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fireplace while providing signifi-
cantly more heat due to the design
of the fire box, and, when closed,


the unit is almost like a convention-
al stove-heater. And, at night a
Franklin fire can be banked with
ashes or green wood to keep
overnight.
Then, according to Uncle Ben,
"Early of a morning' when the air's
right nippy, just stir them ashes
down, throw on a little dry wood
and a log or two and there'll be
enoughh cheer to last to darktime!
Specially if you've got a good pot o'
strong coffee setting' on top the
Franklin to keep it just hot enough
and 'bout midtime the morning' get
yourself anotherr cup."
Sadly enough, The Franklin
stove as such is "gone away for to
stay" for more than a little while.
There are those who profess to be
improving the environment by
actually prohibiting the manufac-


else for the relatively little heat we'd choice. We had to use it.
need in this sunny, warm land. So After a couple winters, we heard
when we built a country wood a loud pop early one morning. It
house in a remote inland flatlands didn't take much looking to find out
area, we simply went shopping for the why of the pop. One side of the
a Franklin. stove had cracked.
Well. That long story can be Thank Goodness, it was only a
4. short. Not available any more. Not hair-line crack, not enough to allow
being manufactured anywhere in ashes or fire to fall out, so we went
the U. S., but "we have great mod- on using it. But not without careful
ern wood-burning stoves with cat- looking' and listen' with every fire.
alytic converters that are more effi- The grate didn't burn through
cient, cleaner burning, better for several years, but when it did,
looking, etc. an iron, piece from another old
And ugly. stove bridges the gap and we still
Most models are endowed with use it.
geegaws of one sort or another, In case anyone's wondering, the
red, green, orange, and some have one we have is a 26-inch model,
huge gold balls reminiscent of a but we'll be happy to have a 28, 30,
Cheap carnival. And none open. In or even bigger!
a few models a faint glow of fire A lot of times in the early hours
might be seen through tiny glass before firstlight or the quiet of night
"' Ssquares on the front. We weren't before bedtime, we can all but hear
Submitted to INI/Barbara Oehlbeck even tempted. Finally, we learned Uncle Ben saying, "Some days
n you need one in Florida. that one dealer in Washington State when I git to frettin' 'bout things
had a few Franklins but he could that go more wrong than right, I
ture of Franklin stoves, which have not get any more. That dealer was think 'bout having a good su r
"done good" in this country for two finally contacted by phone. with my missus...then rest' th*
and half centuries! "They" say the "Yes. We have one left but the fire. There's a sweetn ers out.
smoke and fumes from burning shipping will cost more than the tin' by a fire watch' themrhings
wood is a bad thing. Obviously, stove!" Turns out, that one he had off slow and q e daytime wengs
"they" have blinded themselves to could not be sold in his state that didn't o go up the chim'
seeing or smelling the noxious because the time limit had expired, they j e smoke, or maybe
black fumes and smoke being so he was glad to get rid of his one ne t a-waiti'on be
blown from every truck exhaust remaining We ordered it. Upon rrowe porch
every hour of day and night over arrival, it was plain to see itwas 00oo bad that at the time w
this entire country! American-made. Taiwan. C dire searching for a Franklin we
Not a word, not an ordinance, but obviously not a good n't know about THE n we
let alone a mandate, from those on Upon trying to i leas OVEand Firelace Ce W OD
high to do anything about this ever- also plain that th large f ainesvlle. What lo r In
increasing menace to the entire come close ipe, vh or s, and do that wou rk,
population from sea to shining sea.., an i round down to ed s, and to think have
And yet, these same "they" have the front didshopped with a could
shut down a beloved all-Amencan m rewas othin to d right here in Florida. cW many
tradition. fitti een was a f something else cracks or otherinse
Having lived with Frankli g8. Here again, no es unusable rie
stoves and traditional fireplace who to caIl and where to ow
didn't occur to us to want t go.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a draft permit has
been prepared for the City of Clewiston, Kevin McCarthy, Utilities Director, 141
Central Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440, to construct a Class I Injection Well
(lW-I) system. The project is located at the Clewiston Wastewater Treatment
Plant, Feed Lot Road, Hendry County, Florida. (File No. 249635-001-UC)
The purpose of the facility Is to inject non-hazardous reverse osmosis concentrate
from the proposed Clewiston Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
Under the proposed permit the maximum injection rate into the injection well will
have a design capacity of 4.05 million gallons per day (MGD)and an initial maxi-
mum disposal of 0.925 million gallons per day (MGD). Injection will be into the
Oldsmar Formation that is anticipated between 2,900 and 3,500 feet below land
surface (BLS).
The Department has permitting jurisdiction under chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes,
and Chapters 62-4, 62-520, 62-528, 62-550, and 62-660 of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Depart-
ment has determined that a construction permit is required for the proposed work.
The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES., or all parties reach a
written agreement on mediation as an aitemative remedy under section 120.573
before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely af-
fect the rightto a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Th petition must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office
of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 14 days of publication of this
notice. Petotioner shall mall a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above atthe thme of filing. Failure to file a petition within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request an admin-
istrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any
subsequent intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon
the filing of a motion In compliance with rule 28-5.207, F.A.C.
The Petition shall contain the following information; (a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner, the applicants name and address, the Depart-
ment Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A
statement of how and when each peititoner received notice of the Department's
action or proposed action; (c) A statement of how each petiftioner's substantial in-
terests are affected by the Department's action or proposed action; (d) A state-
ment of the material facts disputed by Petitioner, it any; (e) A statement of facts
which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department's
action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules or statutes petitioner
contends require reversal or modification of the Departments action or proposed
action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the
action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Departments
action or proposed action.
If a petition Is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate
agency action. Accordingly, the Department's final action may be different from
the position taken by it in this Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with regard to the application have the
right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the re-
quirements pet forth above.
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, South Disict, 2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers,
Florida.
105525 CGS 12/29/05

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) NO. CN051214
Contractor Pre-Quallflcation; South Florida Water
Management District Construction Projects
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
Statement of Qualifications up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on February 15, 2006 in
order to pre-qualify contractors for major construction work in support of DistricI
Programs.
All Statement of Qualifications must conform to the instructions in the RFQ. Inter-
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFQ (1) at the above ad-
dress; 2)by downloading the solicitation from our website at www;sfwmd.aov.;
3) by calling (561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE
810) 472-5290. The public is invited to attend the opening. Further Informa.
lion n the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site -
www.stwmd.gov.
105112CGS12/29/051/5/06


Thursday, December 29, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTOR M. GARCIA,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05-329-CA
DAVID E. YUSKA and SUSAN 0. YUSKA,
if living, and if dead, their unknown
spouses, devisees, heirs, grantees,
creditors and other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them and all
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditor,or other parties
claiming by, through or under these
unknown natural persons, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have, any
right, title or interest in and to the real
property herein sought to have title
quieted.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, David E. Yuska and Su-
san, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real property
In Henry County, Forida:
Lot 16, Block 2027, Port LaBelle Unit 1,
a Subdivision, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
50, Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and
Mineral rights not owned by prior own-
er. Subject to existing easements and
right of ways of record.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before January 10, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on the
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
Dated December 1,2005.
.BARBARA BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
101729 CGS 12/8,15,22,29/05


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