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BG approves fire agreement


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

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

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

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

Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments
and referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by calling
(800) 468-6933 or log onto
www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now.

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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE After post-
poning the issue at an earlier
city meeting, the city commis-
sioners of Belle Glade approved
an interlocal agreement
between it and the county on
the issue of fire service.
With the agreement, the city
secures its conformance with
the new minimum level of serv-
ice fire standard being set by the
county. The city of Belle Glade is
the last of the three cities in the
local Glades area to sign on to
the concept of handing over


SOUTH BAY What.a
month of learning, sharing and
playing with some awesome
folks. We are headed on the road
to "success" of wellness for all,
because of the people of the
Glades!
It started with a friend facing
the daunting task of preparing
the campground she manages to
house 71 families displaced by
disaster. Glades friends and
neighbors joined together to help
make Palm Beach County's
South Bay RV Campground a lit-
tle brighter for these families,
with significant assistance and
contributions from throughout
the county, state and nation.
The camaraderie displayed by
volunteers during these challeng-
ing first weeks reflected the lead-
ership of L.J. Margolis in having
the newly formed neighborhood
work so effectively together. Vol-
unteers were able to coordinate a
Saturday of giving for the South
Bay Campground. The Corp of
Engineers and Gove Elementary
Wellness Team organized fun
games for the children to learn
about water safety. The Corp did
relays to practice putting on life
vests along with chants of,
"Reach or Throw Don't GO!"
Pedestrian and Bike Safety will be


their fire services to the county.
With a new minimum level
of standard being imposed on
all municipalities within Palm
Beach County, the three local
communities over the summer
joined in discussion in formulat-
ing a plan on how to meet those
new standards.
One of the conditions of the
new standards is the require-
ment that all fire departments
throughout the county provide
at minimum of 11 personnel on
call at all times, a condition that
none of the fire departments
can presently meet under their


financial constraints.
Early talks among the leaders
of the three cities revolved
around the idea of joining the
staff of all three fire depart-
ments. The idea had been con-
ceived years before, but the
looming deadline once again
brought it to the forefront.
The county, involved in those
discussions, made a presenta-
tion to the cities to explain the
benefits of joining in the coun-
ty's municipal service taxing
unit (MSTU). According to the
county, the cities could meet the
new standard. The switch,


Glades citizens show that working together can help
everyone get through a crisis.


the next project coordinated by
Gove's Wellness Team.
Below are the contributors
with the contact person in paren-
theses.
Palm Beach County School
District Staff (Kevin Sterling),
Palm Beach County Parks and
Recreation (LJ Margolis), Jupiter
High School (Nora Ugalge),
Palm Beach Community College
Glades Campus (Dr. Beverly
Robinson), Gove Elementary
(Ellen Smith), the Glades Well-


ness Initiative, Palm Beach Coun-
ty Health Department (Sharon
Greene), First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston and Glades
Presbyterian Church in Boca
Raton (Mary Sue) are only a few
who contributed, both financially
and by volunteering countless
hours buying, sorting and distrib-
uting household necessities and
Christmas gifts, and encouraging
the displaced families. Many fam-
See Help Page 12


which meant the cities would
have to dissolve their existing
fire departments, also gives the
reformed fire departments the
ability to access the larger pool
of funding offered through the
county's MSTU.
At least for Belle Glade and
South Bay, two departments
that have struggled in recent
years, the opportunity for the
funding can alleviate major
issues currently plaguing them.
The first to sign on to the
agreement was the city of Paho-
kee, followed closely by the city
of South Bay.


Before agreeing to the docu-
ment, city officials in Belle Glade
negotiated the contract. Some
of the changes as a result of
those negotiations are now
reflected in that contract, includ-
ing: The supply of basic and
advanced life support medical
services, provision to hire all
current employees and the stip-
ulation to construct a new fire
rescue facility to be located at
the location of the present fire
department building.
The delivery of services by
the county is set to begin Oct. 1,
2006.


Pahokee



remains safe



for holidays


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE It was a nice,
quiet Christmas weekend for the
city of Pahokee, according to
Police Chief James Blackford.
Dec. 25 came and went without
a major incident hampering the
festivities, thanks to a police
department out in full force
ensuring that the city stayed safe,
he said:
"It \\as steady, but unremark-
able," Chief Blackford said last
week at his office in Pahokee.
According to the chief, police
officers were available to
answer calls and responded to a
number of incidents, but thank-
fully he said, there were no
major incidents to report. "We
made a few arrests and handled
calls of service," he said.


The chief also said the
department responded to a cou-
ple of minorvehicular accidents.
He cited the officers' willing-
ness to commit to longer hours
to patrol the streets as the key to
the success the department
experienced over that weekend.
The police department,
which now has two vacancies
open according to the chief,
rearranged schedules in order to
pro\ de full coverage through-
out the Christmas weekend.
"We've tried to maintain as
much patrol as possible," Mr.
Blackford said.
Weeks before the holiday
weekend, the police department
prepared to head in to the new
year concentrating on targeting
See Safe Page 12


Pahokee's



splash pad to



be completed


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE According to
Pahokee Recreation Director
Herbert Crawford, the county-
sponsored splash pad has been
finished. The project, which
seemed to be delayed as a result
of the hurricane, was recently
put on the fast track and will be
ready for children in a couple of
months.
A small configuration of spe-
cially-made and brightly-deco-
rated hoses that spray out water
with a play area around it, the
splash pad promises to offer
younger children an opportunity


to beat away the summer
months with something fun to
do.
Work on the construction of
the project is completed, with
the city expecting a seal of
approval early this year before
opening the new attraction.
According to Mr. Crawford, the
equipment, the fixtures and the
water system have all been test-
ed successfully.
Because the unit still falls
under the same conditions that
swimming pools throughout the
state must meet, the city has
See Park -Page 12


2005: The year in review


Editor's note: This is part two
of the year in review, highlight-
ing the top news events of2005.
Hurricane Wilma dominated
the end-of-year news, from its
pending arrival, to its devastation,
to its massive cleanup. But 2005
was a busy year for news in the
Glades.
July
When the county's water utili-
ties department representatives
made a presentation updating
the community on the progress
of the Lake Region Water Treat-
ment Plant recently, the biggest
news of the night was the fact


that the plant will cost substan-
tially more than previously
thought to construct. In the early
stages of the planning and design
of the plant, county officials
pegged a $35 million figure as the
approximate cost of construction
for the necessary facility. Due to
rises in the cost of construction,
as well as other factors contribut-
ing, that number is now just a
few hundred thousand dollars
short of $50 million.
Anxious to get their new bikes
on the road, over 20 area children
waited their turn to get a bicycle.
After reaching the hearts of a few
good Rotarians through their
written essays, the children's eyes
were lit with excitement. Thanks


to the efforts of the West Palm
Beach Rotarians, together with
the help of its sister chapters in
Boynton Beach and Lantana and
the cooperation of agencies in
the Glades, the children will now
have bikes to use for the summer.
Pahokee City Manager Lillie
Latimore recently selected James
Blackford, Jr., of Bartow, as the
city's new chief of police, follow-
ing an interview process that nar-
rowed the selection out of a total
of 47 applicants for the job.
August
The city of Pahokee is consid-
See Review Page 12


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Hurricane Wilma's path through the Glades recently seemed
to ravage many parts of the tri-cities areas, areas now work-
ing toward recovery. Reaching Florida as a Category 3 storm,
the hurricane blasted through the state.


Teamwork: It makes the difference


Submitted to INI
Several organizations came together recently to welcome 71 families now displaced as
a result of Hurricane Wilma.


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Obituaries


Henry Jumper, Sr.
Henry Jumper, Sr., 83, of Big
Cypress Reservation, passed
away Dec. 18, 2005 in Weston,
Fla. He was born Sept. 14, 1922
in Collier County. He worked as
water master for the Seminole
Tribe of Florida at Big Cypress
Reservation.
Survivors include three
daughters: Mary Robbins,
Frances Jumper Teele and Tere-
sa Jumper, all of Big Cypress
Reservation; three sons: Henry
Jumper, Jr., Danny Jumper and
Phillip Jumper, all of Big Cypress
Reservation; 20 grandchildren
and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his parents: Little Charlie
Jumper and Billie Tommie
Jumper; brothers, Chief Charlie
Jumper, Harvey Jumper, Josie
Jumper, and Johnny Jumper and
his sister, Ruby Jumper Billie.
A graveside funeral service
was held Dec. 21, 2005 at Big
Cypress Cemetery in Big Cypress
Reservation with Pastor Howard
Micco officiating. All arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home of Clewiston.
Harold E.
"Gene" Slusser
Harold E. "Gene" Slusser, age
70, recently returned to Dayton,
his birth place, after residing in
Lake Port Fla. for 30 years,
passed away Wednesday, Dec.
28, 2005 after a courageous bat-
tle with cancer and liver disease.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy and a police officer-in Ohio
for several years. He is preceded
in death by his second wife
Doris; his parents Harold W. and
Helen L., and his beloved sister
Judi Strobel. He is survived by
two daughters, Victoria Bazzy
and husband Rick of Dayton and
Linda Slusser of Vandalia; his
special granddaughter Angela
Valdes and husband German of
Dayton; four other grandchil-
dren Christina Banda and hus-
band Juan, Nicholas Slusser,
Jennifer Lockhart and husband
Nathan and Sherry Honn; nine
great grandchildren; loving
niece Connie Hiegel and hus-
band Rob and niece Barbara
Hartsock; numerous great
nieces and great nephews;
brother-in-law George Strobel
"Sonny" of Lake Port, Fla.; long
time friends Della Campbell and
Charlie Reynolds. Harold
requested private graveside
services only, which were held
at Willow View Cemetery on
Tuesday, Jan. 3 with family and
close friends. If desired, memo-
rial contributions may be made
to Hospice of Dayton in Harold's
memory. To leave a special mes-
sage for the family, visit
www.newcomerfamily.com.
Deborah Kay
Haywood
Deborah Kay Haywood, age
54, of Clewiston, passed away
Dec. 28, 2005 in LaBelle. She
was born Mar. 1, 1951 in Havre
De Grace, MD, to William Lester
Davis and Virginia (Reamy)


Davis.
Deborah graduated with a BS
in Nursing from St. Joseph's Col-
lege, Standish, ME. She worked
as a registered nurse with Semi-
nole Tribe Of Florida.
Survivors include her hus-
band, James L. Haywood, Jr. of
Clewiston; three sons: James
(Deana) L. Haywood, III of
Lehigh Acres, Joseph (Kim)
Clennen Haywood of LaBelle
and Joshua Nolan Haywood of
Alva; mother: Virginia (Joe)
Giodorno; brother: William
Lester Davis, Jr. of Brownsville,
TX; five sisters: Marie Williams
of Newark, DE, Vickie Davis of
Philadelphia, PA, Leslie Hyatt of
Rochester, NY, Virginia Syderick
of Beverly Hills, CA and Sheree
Waddell of Witchita, KS; and
grandchildren: Arena Ashley,
Jacey, Dustin, Terry and Megan.
Memorial services were held
Tues. Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
with Teresa Reynolds officiating.
Visitation was Tuesday from 5-7
p.m. prior to the memorial serv-
ice at the funeral home in
LaBelle. Cremantaion arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home LaBelle.
Christine M. Venezia
Christine M. Venezia, 82, a
pioneer of Pahokee, suffered a
massive stroke and died at J.F.K.
Hospital on Dec. 26, 2005. She
was preceded in death by her
parents, Jim and Julia Mizell.
She is survived by the father,
of her two daughters, Earle Pitts;
two daughters Beverly Vann
(Earl), Amanda Howle (Paul-for-
mer son-in-law); five grandchil-
dren, Patricia Campbell (Eddie),
Lynn Hewitt (Steve), Hal Vann
(Tina), Blane Kohr (Nadine) and
Marnae Pelham (Kip); 10 great
grandchildren; Ronnie Fripp,
Justin Mclntosh (Meritssy),
Jonathan McIntos, Jr. Gordon,
Tiffany and Will Vann, Aliyah
and Marcus Kohr Paige and Pey-
ton Pelham; and one great-great
grandchild, Kathryn Faith Fripp.
She was a true survivor and
pioneer of Pahokee. Her father,
Jim Mizell, built their house on
Bacom Point Rd., and farmed in
Pahokee in 1928, just before the
hurricane she was five years
old. Often she would talk about
the good times and old pioneers
of Pahokee that are gone now.
She thought the house was tried
and true to survive another hur-
ricane, so she wanted to stay
throughout Hurricane Wilma.
But, when the roof came off and
wall came down (while standing
there in it) her faith in Jesus
Christ, knowing he could keep
us safe while the storm passed
by, kept us from dying. Her heart
was broken, as she had no
home. Her faith never wavered,
but her body was too weak. She
was a victim of Hurricane
Wilma. It not only took her
home, it took her too.
Her love for playing the piano
at church through the years and
teaching Sunday School will be
remembered by all that heard
her. She had such a loving spirit.
But, maybe most all of you will


remember all the pounds you
put on from her delicious cook-
ing. She won the prize for bak-
ing one year at the Grassy
Waters Festival. She talked of all
the preachers she had fed
through the years in that old
house. She will truly be missed.
Friends and family visited at
Glades Funeral Chapel on
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 and
funeral services were held at the
Church of the Nazarene in Okee-
chobee, with Rev. Jim Hudson,
pastor officiating on Thursday,
Dec. 29, 2005. Interment follow-
ing at Port Mayaca Cemetery. All
arrangements by Glades Funeral
Chapel of Belle Glade.
James Anthony
West, Sr.
James Anthony West, Sr., age
60, of Clewiston passed away
Dec. 26, 2006 in Belle Glade. He
was born Aug 16, 1945 in
Philadelphia, PA, to John Francis
West and Marion Tersa
(Onyschuck) West. He was a
veteran of the Army serving in
Vietnam. He was a route sales-
man employed by Holsum Bak-
ery in Belle Glade.
Survivors include his wife:
Brenda Joyce (Wilkinson) West;
son: James Anthony West, Jr., of
Clewiston; mother of Marion
Truehant of Springhill; brothers:
John West, Bryan West and
Michael West, all of New Jersey
and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Dec. 29, 2005 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston with
Reverend George Bryant officiat-
ing. Interment followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewis-
ton. All arrangement by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
George Americus
Ralston, Jr.
George Americus Ralston, Jr.,
age 71, of Clewiston, formally of
Tampa passed away Dec. 26,
2005 at Clewiston. George was
born Sept. 18, 1934, at Tampa to
the late George Americus Ral-
ston and the late Yvonne
Thompson. After completing
high school he served in the U.S.
Army. He returned to Tampa
working as a letter carrier with
the Forest Hill Station, Tampa.
Survivors include his wife
Doris "Neeley" Ralston, of
Clewiston; sons George A. Ral-
ston, III (Michelle) of Clewiston,
Foster M. Lumpkin (Nona) of
Clewiston Daren Lumpkin
(Nancy), of Michie, Tenn.; broth-
er John Ralston, of Orlando; sis-
ter Yvonne Ralston, Ph.D., of
Bartow; eight grandchildren and
six great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 at the Myr-
tle Hill Cemetery. All arrange-
ments by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home Clewiston Chapel.
Guadalupe
Gonzales, Sr.
Guadalupe Gonzales, Sr., age
66 of Clewiston, passed away
Dec. 27, 2005 in Wellington. He


was born March 28, 1939 in
Brownsville, Texas, son of the
late Fidencio Gonzales and the
late Isabelle Torres Gonzales. He
was a resident of Clewiston
since 1971 and a member of
Camino a la Gloria Church in
Clewiston.
Survivors include his wife:
Maria (Del la Torres) Gonzales;
sons: Guadalupe Gonzales, Jr. of
Clewiston, Fidencio Gonzales of

Clewiston, Pablo Gonzales of
Texas and Encarnacion Gonza-
les of Clewiston; daughters:
Estella Gonzales of Clewiston,
Adella Nunez of Clewiston,
Rosario Gonzales of Clewiston,
Maria Barrientos of Clewiston,
Angelita Gonzales of Clewiston,
Dolores Gonzales of Clewiston
and Joanne Torres of Texas;
brother: Ruben Gonzales of
Clewiston; sisters: Antonia Cis-
neros of Texas, Michaella
Wiltron of Texas, Bernarda
Garza of Indiantown, San Juana
Gonzales of Texas, Delia Diaz of
Moore Haven and Eudalia Car-
denas of Moore Haven; 47
grandchildren and 41 great-
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his son, Juan Gonza-
les and sister, Francisca Mar-
tinez.
Funeral services were Friday,
Dec. 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. at
Camino a la Gloria in Clewiston
with pastor Manuel Manzanio
officiating. Interment followed
at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston. All arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston.
Charlie Infinger
Charlie Infinger, age 65, of
Clewiston passed away Dec.31,
2005. Charlie and Nancy moved
to Clewiston in 1987 from Ft.
Lauderdale. Charlie was the
founder and creator of Charlie's
Worms of Clewiston.
Survivors include his wife
Nancy; son John Charles of West
Palm Beach; daughters Joanne
Glover, Dothan, Al, and Amanda
Weiss, of Leigh Acres; seven
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.
There will be a memorial
service on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2
p.m. at New Harvest Church,
3800 Holiday Isles Drive, Clewis-
ton (beside Sonny's Restau-
rant).
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to be made
to "Audubon Society of the Ever-
glades, General Conservation
Fund-Infinger", P.O. Box 16914,
West Palm Beach; FL 33416. All
arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.



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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I would
like to have a birdfeeder in my
backyard, but we have too many
stray cats in the neighborhood. I
want to set up a birdfeeder, not a
cat feeder! Should I give up on
the idea? Thanks, Karen in Belle
Glade.
A: Hi there Karen, that's a
great question, and a very well
thought out one too! You do
have to be careful with where
you put a birdfeeder. Also, you
can be selective for the type of
birds you attract with different
types of birdfeeders. In your situ-
ation, I would recommend put-
ting the feeder at least 10 feet off
the ground. A feeder that has
ample perch space will be
important, so the birds will not
need a nearby branch to rest.
Keeping them off of branches
prevents their accessibility for
hunting attempts. Another
thought may be to use a feeder,
which attracts larger species of
birds. A big bird is less of an easy
target for a stalking cat. Hope
that helps Karen, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I hear that
this New year will bring in "The
Year of the Dog." Does that
mean it will be a good or maybe
a lucky year for dogs? Thanks
Doc, Zelda in Loxahatchee.
A: Well Zelda, Jan. 29, 2006
will ring in the Chinese Year of
the Dog indeed! And, has little to
do with dogs themselves. This is
based on Chinese Astrology.
Each year is represented by a
new sign or symbol, for exam-
ple, this year is the Year of the
Rooster.
The Chinese New Year has a
different calendar system than
what we use, and its characters
rotate every 12 years. The Year of
The Rooster ends Jan. 28, 2006,
and "The Dog" rolls right in the
next day for his turn. I guess we


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Doc Savvy
now know the answer to "Who
let the dogs out?"
In other words it has been 12
years since the last Year of the
Dog. Zelda, I did a little research
this weekend, and dragged Mark
with me to Barnes and Noble. A
Gatorade, and half an eggnog
late later finds me deep in fasci-
nation. The character whose
year you were born in describes
a lot about your personality!
Those born in this Year of The
Dog are said to be a "Fire Dog".
The Fire Dog is a natural leader,
who is popular and charismatic.
I also read that they are very
adventurous, and certainly do
mimic man's best friend with
their loyalty. So, I guess this was
not an animal answer Zelda, but
still an answer to your very cre-
ative question. Happy New Year
and great luck in the Year of The
Dog! *.,
Take Care, Doc Savvy
P. S. I'm a Dragon!
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
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The Savvy Vet Show each Thurs-
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The year of God's favor draws near


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
In 1929, newspapers and mag-
azines around the world covered
Admiral Richard Byrd's second
trip to and the first flight over the
South Pole. To get there, they flew
along the 180th meridian, an
imaginary but important marker
- also known as the International
Date Line.
When crossing it, travelers
either add a day or subtract a day,
depending on their direction of
travel. Admiral Byrd spoke of his
experience of flying southward to
the pole: "All the time we contin-
ued flying as closely as possible
along the 180th meridian. Even
without wind drift for which
adequate correction can be made
- it is obvious that no navigator
can fly exactly along a mathemati-
cal straight line. Consequently, we
were zigzagging constantly from
today into tomorrow, and back
again into yesterday."
We are into a new year, where
the past and the future have ten-
dencies to wrestle for dominance


in our thinking. Our minds are
crowded with remembrances of
the past year, some good and
some not so good. At the same
time, we find
our minds
occupied with
anticipations of
what's before
us again,
some good and
possibly some L -.
not so good.
In Philippi- .
ans, the Apos- John
tie Paul shares Hicks
with us some
insight on how he handles these
times: "Forgetting what lies
behind, I strain forward to what is
ahead." It's good advice.
If you have ever been to a cir-
cus, you've probably seen the
huge elephants chained to a peg
in the ground. The elephant could
easily pull the peg out of the
ground, but doesn't even try. As a
baby elephant he was tied to a
huge stake that he could not pull
out of the ground. Weeks of
pulling and tugging proved unsuc-


cessful, and eventually he gave up.
Now that he is full-grown, with
great strength and the physical
ability to pull the peg out of the
ground, he remembers only the
futility of past efforts and does not
even attempt to escape.
As we "strain" forward to
what's ahead this year, let us for-
get the things that may have been
holding us back in the past. Let us
realize the chains around our legs
are not permanently binding and
that we have the strength to pull
that binding stake out of the
ground and realize freedom.
In 1922, archaeologist Howard
Carter was completing nearly 15
years of digging in the famous Val-
ley of the Kings in Egypt. He was
hoping to find the royal tomb of
Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a.k.a.
King Tut. Having found nothing,
his days of digging were coming
to an end. Money was running
out.
Then workers discovered 16
stairs leading into the earth. Thou-
sands of baskets filled with rocks
and sand had to be carried away,
but eventually a door was found at


the end of a long passageway.
Carter drilled a small hole in the
door, inserted a candle into the
hole, and peered in. As his eyes
grew accustomed to the light,
details emerged into his view, and
he saw strange animals, statues,
and everywhere the glint of gold.
Carter wrote, "For the
moment, I was struck dumb with
amazement." A partner asked,
"Can you see anything?" And
Carter's reply was, "Yes, wonder-
ful things."
With the light of our Lord held
before us, wonderful things will
be illuminated this year even in
the darkness of our lives. We can
look forward with anticipation
instead of anxiety this year,
anchoring in Jesus' proclamation,
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because He has anointed me to
preach good news to the poor. He
has sent me to proclaim freedom
for the prisoners and recovery of
sight for the blind, to release the
oppressed, to proclaim the year of
the Lord's favor." "Today this
scripture is fulfilled in your hear-
ing." Praise be to God!


Epiphany celebration after Christmas


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Following Christmas there
comes a season of the Church
years known as "Epiphany." The
word means "manifestation" or a
celebration of God's revelation to
humanity. This was the purpose of
the Lord's coming, and from his
birth he made known.
The season is linked in tradi-
tions to the three wise men -
those to whom Jesus was mani-
fested from his birth. Matthew 2
tells of their being summoned by
Kind Herod to "go and search dili-
gently for the child and when you
have found him, bring me word
that I too may come and worship
him (Matthew 2:8)." Of course,
Herod had no intention of worship-
ping Jesus, but wanted to kill him.
The wise men are simply instru-
ments to be used relied on for
their expertise and then discarded.
After all, they were wise, though,
not because of their expertise in
interpreting signs, following the
start to Bethlehem, finding Jesus,


but in their seeing through Herod's
wickedness and "being warned in
a dream not to return to Herod,
they departed to their own country
by another way .'' 1
(verse 12)."
They were
given a gift of
knowledge, but ""
they were also
given a gift of
wisdom, too.
Someone said,
"knowledge
comes but wis- Samuel S.
dom lingers." Thomas
By today's stan-
dards, we would consider the
"wise men" astrologers, probably
Zoroastrians from somewhere
around India known for their skills
in reading Heavenly signs.
Today, we take horoscopes and
readings of the stars with some
skepticism. I noted the ads on tele-
vision for a well-known
"astrologer" who had in her fine
print statement, "for entertainment
purposes only."
In Jesus' time they received
more credence and were given


more attention. They should be
celebrated for their wisdom and
not their professional practices -
they saw through a dangerous plot
and decided that it was best to get
out of that area and not to report
back to Herod. What they saw in
the manger was a manifestation -
a manifestation that even the unbe-
liever, even those who were for-
eign to the traditions that predicted
his coming, even those who came
from different disciplines could
realize.
The Lord was manifested to
them and they would be changed
for it. They would be among the
first to realize that this Lord wasn't
just for a few, or for a select group,
or for an inner circle, or a limited
number of those who felt them-
selves elect and chosen. They
would worship him, present him
gifts and protect him.
That's wisdom and more than
just knowledge. It is knowledge
tempered with love and the capaci-
ty to see beyond to understand
what is important or what is God's
will.
There is a story of King


Solomon, when he established
himself as King of Israel who one
night has God appear to him. God
Says "Ask what I shall give you" and
Solomon replies, "Give me now
wisdom and knowledge" (2
Chronicles 1).
For a long, long time wise peo-
ple have been respected and the
world always could use a few
more wise persons. The common
thread among the wise, from earli-
est times, to the time of the Lord, to
modern days is that those who
were wise saw the Lord at work
and sought to do his will. That's
worth remembering when issues
come up in our lives or when
something is going on around us
and we're wondering what is
"right" or what we're supposed to
do.
Using what has been manifest-
ed to us in sufficient guide. The
Psalmist put it succinctly, "The fear
of the Lord is beginning of wisdom
(Psalm 111: v.10)" and I'd suggest
that a healthy respect of God will
keep us wise beyond ouryears.


Letters to the Editor


My fellow citizens
Dear Editor:
"Bah-humbug" seems to sum
up the management style of the
current city manager here in Paho-
kee. Has she no shame?
This has been an extremely bad
year for Pahokee and many com-
munities in the Southern states due
to a very aggressive hurricane sea-
son.
We have all lost something this
year albeit property or trust in
nature. Everyone is still in some
state of shock. We all need some
joy and comfort.
For me, joy and comfort were
always in abundant supply at


Christmas. Our community has
had some sort of lighted Christmas
decorations almost every year
since before I was a child, (over 50
years ago). This year, when we all
needed some extra joy and com-
fort and normalcy in our lives, our
city has let us down big time.
I was in attendance three weeks
ago when our city manager
stunned not only we citizens, but
our commissioners by informing
us there would be no Christmas
lights in Pahokee this year. Howev-
er, she told us she had ordered
some beautiful Christmas banners
to be hung around town. WOW!
Thanks for wasting our money Ms.


Lillie. The banners are so small no
one even sees them. Commission-
ers Babb and Crawford questioned
her poor decision this week at the
commissioners meeting and she
said "she had no idea the banners
were so small." Is it not her job as
city manager to know these things?
Although I have always thought
multi-colored lights exude more
Christmas spirit than all white, I
would think Mrs. Branch and the
businesses and individuals who
worked so hard to raise money for
some classy Christmas lights
would be irate this year knowing
their effort was not appreciated.
In my opinion Ms. Lattimore


could very well have played all
three parts opposite Judy Garland
in "The Wizard of Oz" because she
lacks all of what the lion, the scare-
crow, and the tin man were search-
ing for.
With the help of some city
workers and commissioners
Babbs and Crawford, you will see
some lights before Christmas. If
Ms. Lattimore had any honesty or
integrity, she would apologize to
the citizens of Pahokee by stepping
down.
Merry Christmas to all of the
fine citizens of Pahokee. God keep
us all.
LanyWright


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Crime Stoppers of Palm
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the community to help locate a
wanted fugitive as of Dec. 30,
2005.
Her name is Cassondra D.
Johnson, alias: Peaches. She is
described as a black female,
*D.O.B.: Aug. 4, 1985. She is five
feet, six inches tall and weighs
130 pounds and has black hair
and brown eyes. She has a scar
on her left arm.
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Births


Special to INI/Okeechobee Historical Society
The Gilbert Theater on Park Street hosted a Christmas party
for all the children in Okeechobee each year. Many people in
town still remember this 1939 Christmas party there.


Christmases


past are recalled


Compiled by
MaiyAnn Morris
Dozier Clements worked in the
A&P store in Okeechobee when he
was a boy in the 1940s and he
remembered the Jane Parker fruit-
cakes and how they were sold.
"They (the fruitcakes) were five
pounds for $1.69. You could buy a
card around October when they
first came in, pay so much down
then pay so much a week on your
card so you had your fruitcake paid
for by Christmas."
Wanda Worth Hall, now living
in Sarasota wrote: "Then, there
was Christmas tree hunting! Every
year we would go out on the Fort
Pierce Road and cut Christmas
trees for all the Thomas families.
There would be 'five or six cars
loaded down. Then Christmas Eve
at Grandpa and Grandma
Thomas's house and Christmas
dinner the next day. Grandma
Thomas would always bake a huge
coconut cake. What fun we all
had!"
"The Gilbert Theater had a free
Christmas show for all us kids.


Santa Claus would be there with a
bag of goodies for each of us. Itwas
a real treat," Doc Anderson of
Okeechobee recalled.
"It was the best celebration of
all," said Cossie Conrad. "He'd
have a Gene Autry movie every-
body liked cowboys and there
would be a prize for everyone."
Mr. Conrad's father was the
Okeechobee County sheriff and the
sheriff's family had living quarters
in the back part of the old jail build-
ing. The same building that the
Okeechobee Historical Society and
Okeechobee Main Street are trying
to have restored.
"We always had a tree, most
everybody went out to what they
called Jim's Scrub for their trees
back then or over to Fort Pierce. It
was out at the St. Lucie County line
on the right," he recalled. "Then a
dairy came in and he took out all
the pines. Christmas dinner was
never turkey maybe a ham, and
my mother would make cookies.
She was a good cook. We had a
trustee who was a good cook, too. I
remember he made real good pies
with graham cracker crust."


Resolve to reduce


debt in 2006


Financial freedom:
The best gift you can
give yourself

WEST PALM BEACH The
best gift you get this year won't
come wrapped in a pretty package.
It won't be a mystery gift
exchanged at the office holiday
party. In fact, the very best gift is
one you can only give to yourself -
the gift of financial freedom.
According to the National Retail
Federation, the average consumer
spent more than $730 this holiday
season, up more than five percent
from the previous year. While the
stress of shopping for the perfect
gift is behind us, for many con-
sumers the real stress begins in Jan-
uary or February as credit card bills
arrive.
"Consumers give generously
during the holiday season and
sometimes overdo a good thing,"
said Jessica Cecere, president of
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice of Palm Beach County and the
Treasure Coast. "When the holi-
days are over, many consumers
struggle to make even minimum
payments on credit cards used to
purchase gifts."
CCCS advises consumers to top
their list of New Year's resolutions
with a commitment to improve
their financial outlook. To help con-
sumers tackle what can be a stress-
ful time, CCCS suggests the follow-


ing tips: Ai
Assess your current financial
situation
The only way to understand
what you are facing is to have a
realistic picture of what you owe.
Gather all your credit card state-
ments and other bills and add up
the total.
Create a debt repayment plan
Once you know how much you
owe, craft a plan to pay off the bal-
ances. Trim expenses or increase
income to add to your current pay-
ments. Your goal should be to pay
off the balances as quickly as possi-
ble. Sacrifices now will mean less
stress and a better financial future.
*Avoid adding to debt
Do not make any credit pur-
chases until you have paid off your
current balances. Then, make a
covenant with yourself that you will
not charge any purchases unless
you have a plan in place to pay off
the balance in 90 days or less.
Commit to managing your
money
At least twice a month, allow
some time to manage your
finances including paying bills, bal-
ancing your checking account and
analyzing your expenses. Remem-
ber to prioritize and always keep
current on shelter (mortgage or
rent and utilities) and transporta-
tion.
Get help if you need it
If you are overwhelmed and not
sure where to start, contact CCCS at
(800) 330-CCCS.2


Submitted to INI/Sherrie Dulany
Big sister Kasey Grace and Jaci Deann.


Jaci Deann

Dulany
Sherrie and DeWitt Dulany of
Belle Glade are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Jaci
Deann.
Jaci was born Dec. 20 at Palms
West Hospital. She weighed eight


pounds, two ounces and was 18
and half inches tall. Her big sister,
Kasey Grace, welcomed her home
Dec. 24 just in time for Christmas.
'Her maternal grandparents are
Harold and Kathy Miller of Belle
Glade. Her paternal grandparents
are Philip and Saundra Dulany of
Belle Glade. Her maternal great-
grandparents are Melvin and Mil-
dred Miller of Belle Glade.


Engagement


Submitted to INI/Renee Mergott
Samantha Mergott and Luke Sherrell.


Mergott -
Sherrell
William and Renee Mergott, of
Clewiston, are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Samantha Mergott to Luke Sherrell
of Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the
son of Lavonee and Ann SherrelPof
Clewiston.
The wedding is planned for
June 3, 2006 at the Clewiston Inn
Garden with reception to follow.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School.
The groom is a graduate of
Clewiston High School. He is
employed as a fabricator with A.

President's
list
Amanda ANWlB,4
Orsenigo,
daughter of
Mark and Karen a
Orsenigo, of .
Belle Glade,
was on the \
president's list
at Auburn Uni-
versity during
her first semes- Amanda
ter this fall. Orsenigo
Amanda is a
political science major who hopes
to attend law school after gradua-
tion from Auburn in 2008.


Tim loannides, M.D. and
Cynthia J. Rogers, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

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After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Clewiston.


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FDOT Hurricane Debris

Pick-up Final Pass in

Hendry County


In Hendry County, the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) is concluding hurricane
debris removal the week of January 2, 2006 on
both state and local public roads.


Hurricane debris removal operations will con-
clude on Friday, January 6, 2006. After January
6, 2006, citizens will need to contact their regu-
lar solid waste provider for removal of hurri-
cane debris. In addition, citizens may call the
FDOT LaBelle Operations Center at (863)674-
4027 to find out where final debris pick-ups
already have been made.


Please note: After FDOT's final debris pick-up
has occurred, debris must be discarded in the
routine manner under regulation of the local
solid waste management authority.


Once the debris removal process is complete,
local law enforcement may cite violators of sec-
tion 403.413, Florida Statutes, which prohibits
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Cholesterol -


What do


the numbers mean?


Over the years I have often
written about cholesterol, and it
continues to be a subject that I get
a lot of mail about. People hear
about "good cholesterol" and
"bad cholesterol" but sometimes
it can be a little confusing.
Cholesterol is another word
for animal fat. The human body
produces its own cholesterol and
it is a necessary part of the body's
metabolism. Cholesterol is manu-
factured in the liver. The body
uses these fats to produce hor-
mones and to build new cells.
Just how much cholesterol the
body produces, and in what pro-
portions depends on many fac-
tors including diet, lifestyle and
genetics.
While some cholesterol is nec-
essary, too much can be danger-
ous.
Low Density Lipoproteins
(LDLs) are commonly called "bad
cholesterol." This kind of choles-
terol can clog your arteries, and
may lead to a heart attack.
"Good cholesterol" is the
name given to High Density
Lipoproteins (HDLs). HDLs help
clean out the LDLs. A third kind of
cholesterol is Very Low Density
Lipoproteins (VLDL). While med-
ical scientists haven't given this
type a nickname, I have deemed it
the "ugly" cholesterol because
some researchers have linked
VLDL levels to cellulite. (There
you have it -Cholesterol: The
good, the bad and the ugly.)
The ideal cholesterol level may
vary according to the individual's
other health issues. However, in
general a healthy total cholesterol
level is about 200 milligrams per
deciliter of blood. A level of more
than 200 mg is be a danger signal.
A reading of more than 240 mg is
considered high risk for heart dis-
eases.
But the total is not the only
measurement that indicates
health risk. The proportion of
HDL is to LDL also makes a differ-
ence. HDL helps clean out the fat
deposits left by the LDL. The high-
er the HDL, the less the chance a
person will develop heart disease.
Anything lower than 40 mg of
HDL is considered "at-risk" for
heart disease. So if your total cho-
lesterol is 200, but your HDL is
only 30, you are still at risk of heart


A
Healthier
Life

with Katrina Elsken
disease.
One way to reduce your "bad"
cholesterol and increase your
"good" cholesterol is through
diet. A diet that includes lots of
fresh fruits and vegetables can
help lower your "bad" cholesterol
level. Some fats, such as animal
fat, may increase your LDL. Other
fats, such as peanut oil are fairly
neutral, and don't seem to affect
cholesterol levels. Olive oil helps
promote the body's production of
HDL. Polyunsaturated oils, such
as safflower and corn oil, can help
lower LDL but they also lower
HDL.
Cigarette smoking also affects
cholesterol, increasing the pro-
duction of the "bad" LDL.
Regular exercise helps reduce
LDL levels.
Other factors, such as prescrip-
tion medications, may also affect
cholesterol levels.
Heredity is an important factor
in cholesterol levels. Some peo-
ple's bodies just naturally pro-
duce more cholesterol than oth-
ers. Those who naturally "pear
shaped" with fat deposited mostly
around the hips, are at less risk of
heart disease than those who are
"apple shaped" and carry excess
weight around the middle.
In some cases, diet and exer-
cise may not be enough to lower
cholesterol. Doctors may pre-
scribe medication to get choles-
terol levels down to a safer level.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy."
For previous "A healthier life"
columns, see the link at
www.newszap.com/okeechobee.
Email Katrina Elsken at
kelsken@newszap.com.


Marines: Invasion of the
Christmas kind


INI/Bill Fabian
A United States Marine Corps fire support unit based in
South Florida brought smiles to faces of hundreds of
children in Clewiston and the surrounding communities,
delivering thousands of toys and books for area families.


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Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee helped unload Marine
support trucks, which were crammed with toys and
books to be distributed by the HCSO from the Hendry
County Fairgrounds and surrounding communities.


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to know that we will not be returning to the 626

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are now seeking an alternate office space in
* Clewiston more suitable to our needs. We will
Announce in your paper when we have done so.

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Submitted to INI
Pet of the Week winner
You may remember the picture of Ty, who gave his fami-
ly fits while trying to put the Christmas tree. Well, this id
Di, Ty's sister, who had no problems in helping her fami-
ly take down the tree while giving a helping paw. For her
devotion to family chores, Di is this week's Pet of the
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FDOT work zones


are getting safer


Awareness system on
high-speed roadway
construction
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) recently introduced the
Motorist Awareness System
(MAS) to its contractors and the
traveling public in an effort to
increase work zone safety and
motorist convenience.
"The Motorist Awareness Sys-
tem was designed to make travel-
ing through work zones safer,"
said Brian Blanchard, Director of
the FDOT State Office of Con-
struction. "It's the coordination of
flashing regulatory signs, radar
speed display units and increased
law enforcement presence to
guide the motorists through the
work zone."
The MAS will be used on high-
way construction sites when the
f allowing conditions exist:
-; The road construction is
being done on a multilane high-
way (4 or more lanes).
The posted speed limit is 55
miles or greater,


The road construction
requires a lane closure.
Construction workers are
present.
The goal of the system is to
make motorists aware of the
reduced speed in work zones. In
Florida, 130 people were killed in
116 crashes in work zones during
2004. Nearly half of the fatalities
were speed related.
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Special to INI/Minnie Moore-Willson,
Richter Library, University of Miami, Coral Gables
This is the cover of a booklet or short stories about the Semi-
noles written by Minnie Moore-Willson in 1917, published by
the St. Augustine Historical Society "to benefit the war effort"
in 1918.


This photo is labeled "Billee Bowlegs and Stem-o-la-kee." It
was taken sometime before 1918.


Seminole names come from characteristics


Introduction by
MaryAnn Morris
Men from three different gener-
ations were known as "Billy
Bowlegs" by the white settlers.
Seminoles have names in their
native language which indicate a
family name or personal character-
istic, plus the root name of the clan
to which they belong.
The earliest "Billy Bowlegs" was
O-lac-to-mi-co or "Holato Mico."
One night a party of white land sur-
veyors hacked up Mr. Bowlegs'
thriving banana plantation. This
incident helped lead to the Third
Seminole War. Among his descen-
dents was another "Billy Bowlegs,"
Cho-fee-hat-cho, a tall, soft-spoken
man who was befriended by
James M. Willson and his wife,
Minnie Moore-Willson,
The Willsons came to Kissim-
mee in the 1880s where they were
active in the Audubon Society. Mrs.


Moore-Willson, a writer of note,
was instrumental in the passage of
an act by the Florida Legislature in
1913, setting apart 100,000 acres in
the extreme southern part of the
state for the Seminole Indians.
This story is part of a collection
by Mrs. Willson, published in 1918
by the St. Augustine Historical Soci-
ety during World War I to benefit
the war effort. Minnie Moore-Will-
son of Kissimmee wrote extensive-
ly and worked tirelessly for years to
gain rights and better conditions for
the Seminoles. Mrs. Moore-Wilson
used the spelling "Billee."
Billee Bowlegs
and the music box
By Minnie Moore-Willson
A few years ago when the East
Coast towns of Florida were still
primitive, a storekeeper had pur-
chased in New York an old-fash-
ioned organette that played five
tunes.


Billee Bowlegs, progressive and
musical, listened to the "box of
music" as it played in the little trad-
ing store and was entranced with
the melodies. Soon after, the
organette refused to "go" and the
trader told his friends that unless he
could "stick" it on Billee Bowlegs
he would be out $35. A few days
later Billee, with another Indian,
came back to the store, bringing
produce to sell. The storekeeper
wanted the Indian's goods and sug-
gested that Billee trade for the
music box by telling the innocent
Seminole that "music no more play
- wake up by and by and play
good him tired now." Billee,
with mechanical knowledge,
looked the organette over and
making the trade, proudly left with
the "tired out" music box under his
arm. The next day the Indians
returned, bringing with them the
music box to show to the store-
keeper.
"That box, him no more tired,"


he said, and winding up the
machine which the ingenious
Seminole had put into working
order, played the whole five tunes,
to the astonishment and chagrin of
the trader.
"Him play good at Green Corn
Dance, down Okeechobee."
Several years after the organette
was still doing service, and as the
picture recurs one sees a savage
tribe-a weird camp scene, with
its storm-beaten wigwams in the
background; the owner of the
music box sits in the center of the
group; brown-skinned people
move hither and thither in the dim
shadows of the camp fire, while the
melodies of "Home, Sweet Home,"
"Nearer My God to Thee," and "My
Country 'Tis of Thee," float out
upon thestillness of the night."
His account came from "Florida
and Relairning the Everglades,
South Florida's Natural History
1884-1934," Richter Library, Univ.
of Miami, Coral Gables.


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Local silver gloves champ honored by sheriff


Sheriff Ric Bradshaw congrat-
uled Verbain Curry, 14, of Belle
Glade for his outstanding partici-
pation in the 2005-2006 Florida
Silver Gloves Championship. Ver-
bain is the PAL State of Florida Sil-
ver Gloves Champion.
Twenty teammates from the
PAL Boxing League along with
Sheriff Bradshaw and team
coaches honored Verbain Curry
Dec. 19 in a congratulations cere-
mony in West Palm Beach.
This year's Florida Silver
Gloves Championship took place
Dec. 2 and 3, 2005. The tourna-
ment brought approximately 125


young athletes and coaches from
PAL Leagues and recreation pro-
grams throughout Florida to com-
pete for the state championship.
Each state has an individual tour-
nament and youths from respec-
tive areas compete to become
State Silver Glove Champions.
This tournament is designed to
motivate and bring out the very
best in the young athletes and
give the young athletes opportuni-
ties they can only dream about. It
gives the PAL Boxer an opportuni-
ty to become a Florida State
Champion as well as allowing
them to spend quality time with


positive adult role models and
their teammates.
The tournament allows law
enforcement officers to mentor at
risk youths encouraging them to
do well in school and to stay away
from gangs, drugs, alcohol,
tobacco and other at risk hazards.
The PAL Program is a Juvenile
Crime Prevention Program that
gets at risk youths off the streets
and under a roof with law
enforcement officers and positive
adult role models. The program is
a proactive approach to juvenile
crime. The PAL Boxing Program is
designed to reduce juvenile delin-


quency. With the reduction of
juvenile lawbreakers we will have
a reduction in crime. With the
reduction of crime, less time and
money is spent prosecuting and
incarcerating kids. The PAL Box-
ing Philosophy is to turn potential
juvenile delinquents into produc-
tive law abiding individuals.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office, PAL Boxing Program
in Belle Glade has been in exis-
tence for five years. There have
been over 150 kids enrolled in the
program since its inception. Ver-
bain has been a member of the
program for three years.


Sun School Briefs


Glades Central High
School class of 1996
Attention calling all members
of Glades Central Community
High School Class of 1996. Here
will be a meeting for everyone
planning to take part in out 10-
year reunion. There are deadlines
that we must meet; therefore your
attendance is mandatory. The
meeting will be held at 73 SE 2nd
Street in Belle lade at 5 p.m. on
Jan. 8, if you have any questions
or concerns please contact Carla
McClain at (561) 261-0058 or
Yvane Moreland at (561) 261-
5261.
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.


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Wellness Program
The city of Belle Glade has been working in conjunction
with community partners to provide a wellness program
for seniors in the area. As part of the program, the recre-
ation department takes seniors living at Glades Diamond
and Pioneer Terrace on monthly trips, planning activities
such as barbecues and bingo.


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.


Attorney General releases Florida hate crimes report


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist released the
annual hate crimes in Florida
report detailing incidents of hate-
related offenses that occurred dur-
ing 2004.
The numbers of hate crimes
reported by local law enforcement
agencies increased by 21.5 percent
over the previous year, with the
total of 334 reported hate crimes
representing the third-highest
annual total since reporting began
in 1990.
Compared to the previous
annual report, the figures for 2004
showed a moderate increase in the
share of hate crimes attributed to
race but a decrease in hate crimes
motivated by the victim's sexual
orientation.
Crimes motivated by the vic-
tim's race or ethnicity/national ori-
gin combined to account for 72.2
percent of all reported hate crimes
in 2004, up from a combined 67.2
percent one year earlier.
"Hate crimes are among the


most senseless of acts, driven by
fear and bigotry and devoid of any
measure of rational thought. Public
awareness remains crucial in our
efforts to stop hate crimes in our
state," said Crist. "Despite the over-
all increase in reported incidents,
the combined efforts of govern-
ment, community organizations
and law enforcement remain
strong in combating the scourge of
hate crimes."
The statistics used in preparing
the Hate Crimes in Florida report
record a separate offense for each
victim reported to the state. In con-
trast, some law enforcement statis-
tics are recorded per incident,
resulting in different statistics for
the same offenses.
Offenses motivated by the vic-
tim's sexual orientation accounted
for 15.6 percent of all hate crimes in
2004, one year after that category
showed its highest proportion ever
recorded in Florida (20.0 percent).
The motivation category showed a
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reported offenses, concluding a
four-year stretch in which Florida
law enforcement agencies report-
ed more hate crimes motivated by
sexual orientation than the com-
bined total on that category for the
first eight years of hate crimes
reporting.
The report also noted a slight
shift toward hate crimes targeting
individuals rather than property.
Crimes against persons accounted
for 76 percent of reported hate
crimes in 2004, up from 68 percent
the previous year, while hate
crimes against property dropped
from 32 percent to 24 percent of
the total.
Data in the Hate Crimes Report
was submitted by local law enforce-
ment agencies to the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement, which
then provided it to the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office for reporting. Since
1994, the Attorney General's Office
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State decides to reduce class size


TALLAHASSEE -- On Dec. 27,
2005 Education Commissioner
John L. Winn announced the 2006
school district class size compli-
ance numbers. In a memo to
superintendents, the Florida
Department of Education (DOE)
provided information on districts'
class size averages and the pro-
posed transfer amount for those
districts. A total of six districts
were found to be out of compli-
ance Charlotte, Franklin, Gulf,
Manatee, Marion and St. Lucie.
Using more than $3.7 billion
appropriated by the Florida Legis-
lature, the DOE and school dis-
tricts have been faithfully imple-
menting the class size
amendment, resulting in a signifi-
cant reduction to statewide class
size averages.
For the 2002-03 school year, the
state averaged 23.07 students per
class in Pre-K to Grade 3; 24.16
students in Grades 4-8 and 24.10
in Grades 9-12.
For school year 2003-04, the
state averages 21.54 students in
Grades PreK-3; 22.43 students in
grades 4-8; and 24.06 students in
grades 9-12.
For the school years 2004-05,
the state averages 18.16 students
per class in grades PreK-3; 20.48
students in grades 4-8 and 22.96
students in grades 9-12.
"In the years since the class
size amendment was implement-
ed, districts have made real
progress in lowering class sizes.
Their efforts are commendable
and have resulted in extraordinary


reductions, particularly at the pre-
kindergarten through third grade
level where we have an average of
five less students pet classroom,"
said Commissioner Winn. "Next
year, districts are facing an even
greater challenge as we transition
to class size requirements calcu-
lated at the school-level as pre-
scribed by Florida Statutes. This is
why the State Board of Education
and I have recommended $1.9 bil-
lion in facilities funding to help dis-
tricts meet class size obligations,
which should go a long way in
eliminating the need for tempo-
rary measures, such as co-teach-
ing."
While the State Board of Edu-
cation (SBOE) recognizes co-
teaching as a viable instructional
strategy, it determined in June that
co-teaching could not be used as
a means to comply with the
requirements of the class size
amendment as outlined in Flori-
da's State Constitution. The SBOE
further determined that co-teach-
ing would be included in this
year's class size transfer calcula-
tion, but would not be included in
the following year's calculation.
Data on districts' use of co-teach-
ing has not been finalized, but pre-
liminary numbers suggest there
will not be any school districts out
of compliance due to co-teaching.
According to Florida Statutes,
for those districts not in compli-
ance, a transfer of a portion of
their operating budget to their
fixed capital outlay budget will be
made. These reallocated funds


can be used by listrics for tihe
construction of nlew or expanded
facilities in order to meet class-size
requirements. The law directs the
DOE to calculate for each district
not in compliance a transfer
amount proportionate to the
amount of class size reduction
needed.
This year, the initial calculation
resulted in a total proposed trans-
fer amount of $5.2 million. That
figure was then adjusted for unex-
pected student growth. This
resulted in a reduction of nearly
half a million dollars so that the
adjusted total proposed transfer
amount is $4.7 million and
impacts six districts prior to the
submission of appeals. Last year, a
final transfer of just under $1.1
million affected nine districts. The
DOE expects the 2006 final trans-
fer amount to drop following the
appeals process.
Impacted districts have a right
to appeal the DOE's transfer calcu-
lation. The appeal is based on the
submission of supporting docu-
mentation. The DOE is working to
assist districts with this process.
Following a review of districts'
appeals, the SBOE and Legislative
Budget Commission will meet for
final approval of all transfer calcu-
lations.
"Although I am pleased with
the progress we have made,
Florida is still facing a shortage
of more than 30,000 teachers,"
said Commissioner Winn. "My
foremost concern is ensuring
we have enough highly-quali-


fied teachers in Florida class
rooms next year. The beneficial
effects of the class size amend-
ment, if there are any, may be
negated by the all too likely sce-
nario that our schools are lack-
ing thousands of qualified teach-
ers."
In November 2002, Florida vot-
ers chose to amend the State Con-
stitution to limit the maximum
number of students in core-curric-
ula courses assigned to one
teacher. By the beginning of the
2010-2011 school year, pre-kinder-
garten through third grade classes
are required to have a maximum
of 18 students, fourth through
eighth grade classes must not
exceed 22 students and ninth
through twelfth grade classes
must have no more than 25 stu-
dents. In order to meet these
requirements, the Legislature
enacted a bill reducing the num-
ber of students in each classroom
beginning in fiscal year 2003-2004,
by two students per year until the
maximum number of students
does not exceed the limits defined
in the amendment. Districts were
required to reduce in each of the
three grade groupings at the dis-
trict level for the 2003-2004
through 2005-2006 school years, at
the school level for the 2006-2007
and 2007-2008 school years and at
the classroom level beginning with
the 2008-2009 school year.
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Class sizes in area


school districts


Collier County
In 2002-03, the county aver-
aged 20.20 students per class in
Pre K-Grade 3; in 2003-04, the
average was 18.11 students per
class; in 2004-05, 18.07 students;
in 2005-06 17.64 students.
For Grades 4-6, class sizes
averaged 23.80 students in 2002-
03; 22.10 in 2003-04; 20.92 in
2004-05 and 19.95 in 2005-06.

Glades County
In 2002-03, Glades County
schools averaged 18.85 students
per class in Pre K-Grade 3; in
2003-04, 19.49 students; in 2004-
05, 17.54 students; and, in 2005-
06,16.33 students.
For Grades 4-6, class sizes
averaged 30.57 students in 2002-
03; 24.64 in 2003-04; 20.19 in
2004-05; and, 17.16 in 2005-06.

Hendry County
In 2002-03, the county aver-
aged 21.38 students per class in
Pre K-Grade 3; in 2003-04, 18.98
students; in 2004-05, 18.20 stu-
dents; and in 2005-06, 17.47 stu-
dents per class.


For Grades 4-6, class sizes
averaged 22.55 students in 2002-
03; 21.17 in 2003-04; 21.12 in
2004-05; and 20.58 in 2005-06.

Okeechobee
County
In 2002-03, Okeechobee
County schools averaged 19.39
students per class in Pre K-Grade
3; in 2003-04, 17.82; in 2002-03,
17.20 and in 2005-06, 16.74 stu-
dents per class.
Class sizes for Grades 4-6
averaged 24.74 students in 2002-
03; 22.09 students in 2003-04;
20.53 students in 2004-05; and
20.28 for 2005-06.

Palm Beach
County
In 2002-03, Palm Beach
County schools averaged 25.60
students per class in Pre.K-Grade
3; in 2003-04, 22.23 students; in
2004-05, 20.36; and in 2005-06,
19.29 students per class.
Class sizes for grades 4-6 aver-
aged 25.25 students per class in
2002-03; 23.44 in 2003-04; 21.92
in 2004-05 and 20.83 in 2005-06.


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Senators vow to push for Ag disaster relief


U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-
IL), Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Blanche
Lincoln (D-AR), Mark Dayton (D-
MN), and Barack Obania (D-IL)
vowed to push for agriculture dis-
aster relief funding next Congress
after the House eliminated $1.6 bil-
lion in critical aid from the Defense
Appropriations bill.
The more than $1.6 billion in
agriculture relief, which would
extend federal aid to states con-
fronted with drought, hurricanes
and floods, was removed from the
spending bill after the House reject-
ed the Senate funding request.
"Hurricane Katrina has deci-
mated production all throughout
the Gulf Coast," said Durbin. "In
addition, we have had a terrible
drought in the Midwest in my
home state of Illinois, in Missouri
and in parts of Iowa and Minneso-
ta. We've had the worst drought in
105 years in some parts of my state.
Every county but one in Illinois has
been designated a disaster area by
the Secretary of Agriculture."
Durbin has worked to provide
critical relief for Illinois farmers
whose crops have suffered in one
of the worst droughts in a century.
This fall, Durbin introduced a bill to
extend last year's disaster relief
package through this crop year.
That bill was written to allow farm-
ers in the affected states to contin-
ue receive crop disaster payments,
livestock compensation payments
and orchard tree assistance pay-
ments from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA).
"This year, Illinois farmers need-
ed our help," said Durbin. "This
simple, bipartisan legislation
would have extended last year's
emergency designation for farms
affected by this year's drought.
Unfortunately, the House rejected
the Senate provisions to assist
farmers whose crops have been
damaged due to a natural disaster.
It is sad that this simple help has
died on the vine due to end-of-the-
session politics. We owe our farm
families more and we will try to get
them the help they need next year."
Drought conditions have
reduced crop yields in Illinois in
2005. Based on November esti-
mates, corn is estimated at 145
bushels per acre, down 180
bushels per acre from last year.
Total state production for corn is
down 17 percent from last year.
Soybean total state production is
down 12 percent from last year.
House and Senate conferees
reached agreement Saturday on
$2.709 billion of mandatory farm
program spending cuts over five
years. The major items are no
extension of comniiditfy' pro-
grams, no across-the-board cuts
for commodity programs, a two-
year extension of the Milk Income
Loss Contract (MILC) program,
without the Senate's 2.5-percent
cut, no cuts in food stamp program
funding, and at the insistence of
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), no
cuts in the sugar program Cole-
man previously said he would not
vote for budget reconciliation.
President Bush reportedly
called Coleman and asked what he
wanted, and that is when the sugar
cut was pulled from the package.
The House approved the budg-


Relative to CBO March,
2005 Baseline


Provisions Fiscal Years(s):
Item 2006 06-10
1. Commodity Programs Savings:
2. -532
3. -1,734
Direct Payment Advance: Reduce
from 50 percent to 40 percent for '06
and to 22 percent for '07 crop year.
-518
-1,452
Upland Cotton Step 2: Eliminate on
Aug. 1
-14
-282
2. Conservation Programs Savings:
0
-934
CSP: Change FY '05-14 cap of
$6.037 billion to FY '06-10 cap of
$1.954 billion & FY '06-15 cap of
$5.650 billion. Required reauthoriza-
tion thru FY 2011 0
-649
- EQIP: Cap EQIP funds at $1.270
bil. for each of FY '07-09. Restore to
$1.300 billion in FY 2010. Required
reauthorization thru FY 2010.
0
-75
Watershed Rehab Program: Elimi-
nate prior-year funds in FY '07. No
limit on new FY '07 funds. #0
-210
3. Energy Programs
0
-20
Renewable Energy Program: Elimi-
nate prior=year funds in '07. Limit
new FY '07 funds to $3 million.
0
-20

et savings conference report on the
overall $39.7 billion mandatory
spending cut bill.
As expected, House and Senate
leaders agreed to move a provision
allowing drilling in Alaska's Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)
out of the measure and into the
Defense appropriations bill.
House leaders brought the
budget savings package (HR 4241,
S 1932) to the floor for a vote, after
reaching an agreement with Sen-
ate Defense Appropriations Chair-
man Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), to
sign the budget conference report.
Stevens, a major supporter of
ANWR energy exploration, had
previously pledged not to do so
until lawmakers cleared the
Defense spending bill (HR 2863)
with drilling provisions intact. But
he later agreed to allow the budget
conference to move forward pro-
vided that the House passes the
Defense bill with ANWR attached.
The House also cleared the
Defense spending bill today before
voting on the budget reconciliation
bill. It is unclear if Senate Democ-
rats would attempt to filibuster the
Defense measure they are trying
to garner the 51 votes needed to
reject attaching ANWR drilling to
the conference report.
Hurricane and other disaster aid
funding of around $29 billion is
part of the Defense spending bill,
but actual commodity disaster
relief isn't near the multi-billion-
dollar level previously proposed -
it could be just $400 million and the
bulk if not all of that would likely be
directed toward forestry/timber.
Avian flu prevention package


4. Rural Development Program Sav-
ings:
0
-399
Enhanced Broadband Program:
Eliminate prior-year funds in FY '07.
No limit on new FY '07 funds. #0
-40
- Value-Added Marketing: Eliminate
prior-year funds in FY '07. No limit on
new FY '07 funds. #0
-120
Rural Bus. Invest Prog.: Eliminate all
funds available in FY'07. #0-89
Rural Bus. Strategic Invest. Eliminate
all funds available in FY'07.#0
-100
Rural Firefight & Emerg. Grants: Elim-
inate all funds available in FY'07. #0
-50
.5. Research Programs Savings:
0
-620
Init. for Future Agriculture and Food
Systems: Cancel available funds for
FY 2007 to FY 2009. #0
-620
Gross Reconciliation Savings
-532
-3,707
6. MILC Increase
433
998
Extended until Sept. 30, 2007
433
998
Gross Reconciliation Increase
433
998
Net reconciliation savings
-99
-2,709

spending of $3.8 billion will also be
included in the Defense appropria-
tions measure.
The following are the key items
in the agreement regarding agricul-
ture spending reductions: Com-
modity Programs:
No extension of commodity
programs.
No across-the-board cuts for
commodity programs.
No cut for the sugar program.
Advance direct payments
reduced to 40 percent crop year
2006; further reduced to 22 percent
in crop year 2007.
Cotton Step 2 program termi-
nated effective Aug. 1.
MILC dairy support extended
for 2 years, without the Senate's
2.5-percent cut, adds $998 million
spending Conservation Programs:
Conservation Security Pro-
gram (CSP) extended to 2011,
funds capped $1.954 billion FY '06 -
10; $5.65 billion FY'06-15.
EQIP extended to 2010, funds
reduced $1.27 billion FY '07-09;
$1.3 billion. FY 2010
*Watershed Rehabilitation pro-
gram -.Cancellation of funds avail-
able prior to Oct. 1
Rural
Development/Energy/Research
Programs:
Renewable Energy Program-
Limit FY'07 funds to $3M.
Value-added Grant program:
Cancel unspent funds prior to
Oct.1.
Enhanced Access to Broad-
band Telecommunication Services
in Rural Areas Cancel unspent
funds prior to Oct. 1.
Rural Business Investment


Program: Cancel unspent funds
prior to Oct. 1.
Rural Business Strategic
Investment Grant Program: Cancel
unspent funds prior to Oct. 1.
Rural Firefighters Grant Pro-
gram: Cancel unspent funds prior
to Oct. 1.
Initiative for Agriculture and
Food Systems: Cancel unspent
funds for FY '07 09 Agriculture
Reconciliation Act of 2005 BO Final
Score: Change in Outlays: in Mil-
lion Dollars.
A major concern has devel-
oped regarding advance direct
payments. Because the percent-
age cut takes effect for 2006
crops, there will be some win-
ners and losers. Why? Signup has
already begun for the 2006 farm
programs. Around 400,000 pro-
ducers have already enrolled,
with the bulk of them having
been approved. Thus, some
direct payments have already
been made.
Comments: As was signaled in
an earlier column, the most sur-
prising development is no across-
the-board cuts in direct payments
- commodity program partici-
pants clearly escaped a budget-
cutting bullet.
Conservation program cuts
are clearly the major reduction
category, especially when you
consider the fact that the percent-
age reduction in advance direct
payments still does not decrease
the final direct payment made to
eligible producers. Groups who
frequently attack farm program
spending will easily focus their
attention on the lack of major
cuts for commodity program par-
ticipants. Another key is that
White House officials and GOP
House leadership were success-
ful in not extending farm com-
modity programs as was pro-
posed in the Senate package.
And, the Milk Income Loss Con-
tract (MILC) program was
extended for two years. No cuts
in food stamp program funding
were included in the final Ag
budget savings package.
Farm policy veterans note the
significance of the extension for
conservation programs, notably
the Conservation Security Pro-
gram that is contained in the
budget reconciliation package.
"That means the focus in the new
farm bill will be on farm com-
modity programs, and those
against the current program will
have more time to spend on this
topic," one observer said.
As for no across-the-board
cuts for commodity programs, I
am told the cuts were dropped at
the insistence of the House
Republicans, as one source put it,
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modity program extension." The
Senate (and many Ag groups)
were willing (if reluctantly) to
make their contribution to deficit
reduction, but they wanted the
cuts spread over a period of years
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ering making use of a private com-
pany to tackle code enforcement
violations that currently go un-
addressed throughout the commnu-
nity. The company will be called in
with their crews to clean up proper-
ties throughout the city that, though
their owners have been warned to
comply with code regulations, the
properties remain eyesores for the
community.
Belle Glade city officials, along
with representatives with the Unit-
ed States Department of Agricul-
ture, met at city hall to discuss the
$900,000 grant amount the USDA
recently provided to the city for
infrastructure improvements to the
business park. The money, provid-
ed through rural development
funds, represents the continued
progress at the business park,
which in the future may serve as a
driving catalyst for economic
change, grateful Belle Glade offi-
cials told the representatives on-
hand.
After stuffing a T-shirt into the
gas tank of the van, at times used by
New Hope Charities to transport
children to and from school, the
two culprits lit the shirt on fire and
fled from the scene, filling with
pride when, from a distance of half
a mile, they watched the van
explode and then slowly burn
away. Moments before, the two
had broken the windows of several
cars parked in the empty facility
and, by their own admission,
snatched ordinary items from the
property before stealing away.
September
"One more time, we're being
treated like the red-headed
stepchild," Pahokee Mayor J.P.
Sasser said recently at the tri-cities
meeting held in his city. The com-
ment received an immediate reac-
tion in the visiting leaders from
Belle Glade and South Bay. Mayor
Sassser's comments were directed
at the county's court system, and
the possibility, he said, of the coun-
ty re-arranging the working condi-
tions of the clerk of court to accom-
modate a new judge.
Cassandra Moreland of Belle
Glade beamed with pride as she
welcomed dozens of stranger to her
new home. Though she had never
met many of them in her life before,
she was eager to give them a tour of
the house and demonstrate just
how grateful she was. Ms. Moreland
is the first of what the United Way of


Safe
Continued From Page 1
reckless drivers. With the holiday
season comes a host of issues from
busy motorists rushing to get
home, to drivers who have taken to
partying just a little too sincerely.
Fortunately, most residents
were able to contain their excite-
ment through the holidays.
"I haven't seen any reports of
DUIs," the chief said. "I'm very
happywith that."
While he focused on the rela-


Park
Continued From Page 1
applied for approval from the Flori-
da Department of Health. Mr.
Crawford expects the inspector
soon.
When asked when residents
can expect to see the splash pad
opened, Mr. Crawford said he
hoped for an opening date some
time in February. "We've got spring
break coming up," he said.
Early on, the city knows it will
have its facility open Mondays
through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., with the possibility of open-
ing it on the weekends, depending
on its popularity. Though the fig-
ures are not concrete, there will be
a "nominal" fee to offset the cost of
maintaining the splash pad.
In Belle Glade, meanwhile, con-
struction has begun on the aquatic
park, located at Pioneer Park.
Dante Dowers, Belle Glade's recre-
ation director, said the county will
complete the park in two phases.
The first phase will see the con-
struction of the swimming pool,
which he said should be open by
summertime this year. The second,
to be completed the following year,
will concentrate on the other
amenities that will complement
the pool, including a splash pad all
of its own for younger-aged kids.
South Bay will also be getting a
splash pad soon, according to city
officials. A location has been identi-,
fied in South Bay. Tanner Park will
be the location of that splash pad,
and officials continue to work with
the county to move the project for-
ward.
All three projects are being
funded by Palm Beach County
Parks and Recreation. Palm Beach
County Commissioner Tony
Masilotti, according to city officials
in Pahokee, was instrumental in.
allocating funding toward these
projects.
In Pahokee, the residents are
anxious to test out their new attrac-
tion.
Still, others had hoped to have
seen the splash pad up and run-


Palm Beach County hopes will be
many new\ homeowners in the
area. Qualifying for help under the
Individual Development Account
program overseen hy United Way
Prosperity Centers throughout the
county, the program offers prospec-
tive homeowners the chance to
realize the American dream of own-
ing their own home.
Exploring ways of reducing the
overall debt of the city, and finding
a proposition from the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office to fit into
such plans, the city of South Bay
will be deciding soon whether to
transfer all law enforcement duties
from its present police department
to the sheriff's office.
October
After weeks of investigative
work, the Pahokee Police Depart-
ment, with the direct cooperation
of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, busted a suspected car theft
ring that operated in the area, with
possible accomplices throughout
other municipalities in Florida.
In an effort aimed at reducing
the overall burden of cost of the
future Lake Region Water Treat-
ment Plant on its residents, the city
of Belle Glade is making its appeal
to Washington. City officials recent-
ly visited the capitol to make their
case on receiving the rural designa-
tion for their community. Under the
designation, the city can apply for
grant funding from the United
States Department of Agriculture
- monies that officials hope may
reduce its present debt by as much
as 75 percent.
The Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment finds itself in a massive
recruitment campaign following
the departure of more than a hand-
ful of officers from the force.
Though the department continues
to offer its service, and the chief is
confident that the station will once
again be restored to full capacity, he
nevertheless asks for the help of the
community in addressing the
longer-term issues of keeping offi-
cers in the area.
The night before, and days lead-
ing up to it, residents in the Glades
prepared for the impending natural
onslaught of the slowly-approach-
ing Hurricane Wilma, and watched
as the storm devastated parts of
Mexico in its path. In the span of a
few hours in its early formation, the
hurricane grew in intensity from a
weaker hurricane to a Category 5
storm like very few, if any in record-
ed history, have done, and its pro-
jected path favored making a direct
hit in the area. People flocked to


tive success of the Christmas week-
end, Chief Blackford looked for-
ward to providing the same patrol
during the New Year's weekend -
in the local area traditionally busier
than the Christmas weekend.
The chief said he would be
using the same scheduling used
with much success during the
Christmas weekend. He was opti-
mistic that the city would remain
quiet then as well.
"It's just been the hard work of
our officers and the cooperation of
our citizens," that have contributed
to a safe.holiday period, Chief
Blackford said.


INI/Jose Zaragoza Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
A woman braves the heavy rain in September underneath a At the Little Mr. and Miss Black Gold Pageant held over the
roofless gas station in Belle Glade. Hurricane Katrina's trek weekend at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade,
recently through the Gulf of Mexico temporarily de-comis- the audience was treated to a night of curious, funny and unfor-
sioned oil refineries and fears of gas shortages loomed gettable anecdotes from the children. Here, Leigh Woodham,
largely over the state, right, interviews guest and pageant hopeful Elayna Dingle.


stores to stock up on plywood, and
water, and canned goods, and gen-
erators. Even then, most agreed
they still were not prepared. With a
flurry of hurricanes having hit last
year, the tedium of having to pre-
pare again and again in fear was
wearing on the people.
November
While many residents continue
to address the problems caused by
the recent hurricane, with some
residents left without a home after
Wilma crossed through the area,
the fire department in Belle Glade
finds itself sympathizing with resi-
dents: It too was without a home.
As the fire department prepared
residents in the area for the
approaching storm and played a
large part in the recovery effort that
continues even today, it has had to
deal with moving its entire opera-
tion to a new site.
The city of Belle Glade has now
positioned itself to qualify for federal
monies that promise to drastically
reduce the amount of debt the city
stands to incur with the opening of
the newwater treatment plant.
A designation approved by
Washington, D.C. hopes to make
that happen. As the project moved
along, and stands to open officially
within two years, city officials in
Belle Glade have had to resort to
asking for help from outside
sources to help pay for the costly
plant.
Patricia Williams Hood, a long-
time employee of Glades General
Hospital in Belle Glade, was select-


Help
Continued From Page 1
ilies were adopted by schools,
churches, individuals and the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Depart-
ment. The Gove Staff would like to
thank L.J. Margolis and the numer-
ous volunteers who added to this
fun week of giving and blessing.
Gove's Wellness Team: Sebrina
Winn, Melba Pearce and her
daughter Elizabeth, Ellen Smith,
Mayra Echenique, Nora Ugalde
with Jupiter High School staff,


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Pahokee's splash pad is gearing up for a February opening,
if all goes well.
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summer months. Mr. Crawford at a recent city com-
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that was more as a precaution than
anything else. Going by the media
reports streaming in forecasting a
weaker storm, they were stunned
the morning after the storm to find
the marina in shambles.


ed at this year's Chamber of Com-
merce Awards Banquet as citizen
of the year. Ms. Hood, the nurse
manager of the pediatric, med
surge and telemetry units at the
hospital, was recognized for her
decades of service to the Glades,
and her unflinching devotion to the
community in which she works.
December
According to law enforcement
officials, Officer Frantz St. Cloud,
29, is back home and doing fine
after being shot in the arm last
week while trying to control a
crowd at a local club. Responding
to Club 21 in Belle Glade where a
number of fights had broken out,
Officer St. Cloud was transported to
St. Mary's Hospital after being shot
once by an unknown participant in
the brawl.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office officially took over South
Bay's policing duties last Thursday
at midnight. Residents from now
on can expect to see green-uni-
formed deputies patrolling the
streets as the city enters into its
agreement with the county for its
law enforcement services.
With several weeks under his
belt, the city's new public safety
director, Kenneth Holley, now has a
clear view of the challenges ahead.
The new director, with decades of
law enforcement experience in his
background, takes to the task.
Officials in Belle Glade knew the
coming hurricane would cause
damage at Torry Island. Maybe the
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Winter Sports
Schedules

Clewiston High School
Girls Basketball
Jan. 11: Immokalee, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 12: Estero, Home, 7:45 p.m.
Jan. 17: Lemon Bay, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 19: Cypress Lake, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 20: Okeechobee, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home, 7:45


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, 5p.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 (Plan-
tation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


January is birth defects prevention month


TALLAHASSEE January is
National Birth Defects Prevention
Month, and the Florida Department
of Health (DOH) recognizes the
tremendous impact birth defects
have on Florida's families and chil-
dren. Birth defects affect over 6,000
(one in 35) newborns in Florida
each year, and are the leading
cause of infant mortality and con-
tribute significantly to illnesses and
long-term disabilities.
"Babies born with birth defects
and related deficiencies are a seri-
ous matter in Florida and world-
wide," said DOH Deputy Secretary
of Health for Children's Medical
Services Joseph Chiaro, M.D. "Our
surveillance program allows us to
monitor the numbers and types of
birth defects that are occurring, so
we can develop prevention, inter-
vention, education and referral pro-


grams to assist affected individuals,
families and their health care
providers."
Birth defects in infants include:
Congenital Heart Defects: dis-
orders of the heart present before
birth: About one in 100-200 babies.
Chromosomal Abnormalities:
disorders involving chromosomes:
About one in 200 babies is born
with a chromosomal abnormality.
Neural tube defects: defects
of the spine (spina bifida) and brain
(anencephaly: About one in 1000
pregnancies.
Orofacial Clefts: birth defects
of the lip and/or roof of the mouth:
About one in 700-1000 babies.
Some birth defects are prevent-
able. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is
one of the leading causes of mental
retardation and is 100 percent pre-
ventable. A woman who is preg-


nant or planning a pregnancy
should avoid alcohol, smoking,
street drugs and medications,
which can cause birth defects and
pregnancy complications.
If you plan to get pregnant, DOH
recommends you follow these
steps to prevent birth defects:
Go for a pre-pregnancy check-
up and talk with your health care
provider about any pre-existing
medical conditions such as dia-
betes, obesity or seizures.
Begin taking a vitamin with
400 micrograms of folic acid daily.
Eat a healthy balanced diet;
maintain a healthy weight and
exercise.
Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and
illegal drugs.
Avoid exposure to hazardous
chemicals.
Check with a health care


provider before taking any medica-
tions, including over-the-counter
medications.
Seek pre-natal care as soon as
you think you may be pregnant.
DOH promotes and protects the
health and safety of all people in
Florida through the delivery of
quality public health services and
the promotion of health care stan-
dards. Public health efforts to study
birth defects and provide informa-
tion and education include the
Florida Birth Defects Registry, the
SFlorida Folic Acid Coalition and the
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Intera-
gency Action Group. For more
information about birth defects sur-
veillance and prevention in Florida,
please visit DOH's Website at
www.doh.state.fl.us.gov and select
Florida Birth Defects Registry in the
bottom left hand corner.


Volunteers wanted
CLEWISTON AAU travel
baseball spring season tryouts
will take place Saturday, Jan. 7
on Tiger Field. Serious baseball
players, aged 13 and under are
wanted and needed. If you were
born after April, 1992, you are
needed. Bring your glove to
Tiger Field at 9 a.m. and be ready
to play some baseball! For more
information, contact John Davis
at (239) 253-8576 or Keith
Thomas at (863) 983-7992.
Board members needed
for Clewiston Cougars
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.
Cheer and Dance
sign-ups
LABELLE If you are inter-
ested in competitive cheerlead-
ing or competitive dance, South-
west Universe All-Stars would
like to welcome you to come
and sign-up. We are located on
Jaycee/Lyons Blvd. in LaBelle.
We have team spots open from


ages three and up. There are a
few spots left on our 6th grade
and under team. We encourage
any child with a good attitude
and determination to come on
over and check us out. If you
have any questions you can con-
tact Tammy Watkins at (863)
673-1197.
Registrations for
Baseball and Softball
CLEWISTON Clewiston
Youth Baseball and Softball will
be holding registration for the
upcoming season at Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria, Thurs-
day, Jan. 12. Sign ups on Thurs-
day 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 registra-
tion fee.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary makes house calls? They
will come to your home to dis-
cuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


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BONITA SPRINGS, FLA, The
Bonita Bay Group is partnering
with the local chapter of the Flori-
da Native Plant Society to host a
plant sale Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the company's corporate
headquarters in the Town Center
at The Brooks.
"We expect five growers to
participate four wholesalers
and one retailer," said Debbie Pre-
ston, president of the Cocoloba
chapter of FNPS. "People will have
the rare opportunity to buy from
professionals who grow native
plants, learn about the landscape
materials and talk with them
about how to help their land-


scapes thrive."
Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods will also be participating
and distributing information
about Florida-friendly landscapes,
according to Kim Fikoski, senior
environmental manager for The
Bonita Bay Group. "We will also
have experts with information
about water conservation and
how to grow lush and healthy
landscapes with less water," she
said.
"The plant sale is being organ-
ized by The Bonita Bay Group's
environmental council," said
Fikoski. "The council was formed
to create an awareness among all


staff of the things we are going to
be a good environmental steward,
and to share that information with
the general public. This is the first
FNPS plant sale in the south Lee
County area, and we're pleased to
partner with them to make it hap-
pen."
According to Preston, "planting
native," adds habitat and food
sources for wildlife, including
birds and butterflies, while plant
materials purchased in depart-
ment stores and many nurseries
have been treated with pesticides
that can harm wildlife and kill but-
terflies. All the plants that the par-
ticipating growers will offer are


pesticide-free something that is
not available in stores or the
majority of nurseries.
In general, native plants are dif-
ficult to find the plant sale will
be the first time for many people to
see, learn about and buy them,
said Preston. The most popular
native plants include:
Firebush, a shrub with red
flowers that attract butterflies.
Cocoplum, a rich, thick plant
used for hedging.
Fiddlewood, a shrub that
makes great hedging, with waxy
green leaves and tiny white flow-
ers that yield groups of berries that
are a food source for birds.


Grasses like Fakahatchee that
are accents for gardens and shelter
for small wildlife.
Vines, including Jacquemon-
tia, a flowering vine that hugs the
ground, and Coral Honeysuckle, a
climbing vine with brilliant coral
flowers that yield berries.
"The Bonita Bay Group is
known for its environmental sensi-
tivity and for developing responsi-
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proud they chose to partner with
US."
The Bonita Bay Group is a
diversified company involved in
the planning, development, sales
and management of master-


planned communities, free-stand-
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commercial facilities throughout
Southwest Florida. The company
employs more than 1,500 individu-
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Preserve, Mediterra, TwinEagles,
Verandah and Sandoval along
with 12 golf courses and two mari-
nas. Additional information about
the company is available at
www.BonitaBayGroup.com.
Besides their current projects,
Bonita Bay is moving forward with
development plans in both LaBelle
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COCKER SPANIELS (older)l
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DOG- White with black spots.
Friendly, Orange collar. Lost
12/25/05 Vic. of Oak Park
area. (863)697-9878
HUSKY/SHEPHERD MIX, Fe-
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SHIH TZU- Female, Dec. 17th
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LaBelle. Good Communication
& Computer skills a must.
Bi-Lingual a plus, but not
required. Send resume to:
2696 Howard Road,
LaBelle FL 33935

Palmdale
Sod, Inc.

Sod Delivery
Truck Driver
Needed
Class A CDL
Sod Foreman
Drivers
License
Required

863
673-1491









Small dealership looking for
parts person and outside
sales for new territory up-
coming for new year. Call for
Application (800)556-7577.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


TEAMS! $1000 sign on bo-
nus/ea. Approx $1100/wk.
2yrs OTR, No DUI/DWI.
Northern FL area. Excellent
Equipment, Excellent Lanes,
Great Benefits, Home Week-
ends. (888)216-0180
www.callcpc.com.



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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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$9,995. (888)629-9968
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will not be undersold!
Millionaire Makers That's
what Success Magazine
called us in their Cover Sto-
ry. To learn how we can help
you realize YOUR dreams
call (800)311-9365.
Vending Route: Local, All
brands. Soda, Juice, Water,
Pastries, Snacks, Candies.
Great Equipment & Loca-
tions. Financing Available
with $7,500 down.
(877)843-8726.
#802002-037.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 30, 2005
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
(SOCIAL SERVICES & AG EXTENSION)
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $8.50 $10.80 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to answer phones, handle and
communicate with the public, handle mailings (newsletters, an-
nouncements, etc.) for the Extension Office, gather information
from clients for Social Service assistance and be knowl-
edgeable of other agencies for client assistance, filing monthly
reports for both Extension and Social Services, handle all pur-
chase orders for both offices and schedule use of the Doyle
Conner Building. Other duties as may be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
good computer skills with special emphasis on office organiza-
tion and file management. Applicant must be capable of oper-
ating customary office machines and be knowledgeable in
Microsoft Works, Word and Excel. Applicant must present a
neat and well-mannered appearance and possess good writing
and communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Bilingual skills preferred.
JOB LOCATION: Doyle Conner Building
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

CLOSING DATE: January 17,, 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
RO.Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace



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

THE EDGE CENTER
A Not-For Profit Corporation is accepting applications for
Interim position- Administrator
Must have experience in Not for Profit organization
Must have financial management experience, verbal and writ-
ten communication skills. Applicants must demonstrate
abilities to supervise office staff and representthe Edge in the
community and the region. Bachelors Degree preferred. Salary:
Interim position $15 an hour.
Resume can be mailed to: Edge Center RO. Box 793
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Deadline: 12-30-2005


TKM-Bengard Farms
and Cypress Cooling
Have immediate openings for
experienced truck drivers
Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430

(561) 996-1980


HR & ADMIN. SUPERVISOR- LABELLE
Need computer literate, team player with strong communi-
cation skills (bi-lingual Spanish/English) w/ human re-
sources generalist experience required. Please fax or email
resume w/salary requirements to HR Director. The Wallace
Group. 863-674-1164 or ann.bridges@kawallaceinc.com
EEO/DFWP


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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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Part tme- PBX Operator
Must possess excellent PR skills. Prior PBX system exp is a
plus. Prior filing exp is a plus. Must file alphabetically
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


LICENSED PRACTICAL
NURSE


Licensed Practical and
Licensed Vocational Nurses L3
#64082922
LPN Position assisting Physician/PA/
ARNP/RN in various clinics at Glades
County Health Department in Moore
Haven; clinic work experience helpful;
Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or

Call Alina @ 863-946-0707 x 208
for more details.


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Clewiston, FL
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1700 E. Palm Beach Rd. I -I I I i
Belle Glade, Florida
Call TOLL FREE | |
1-800-876-6788 Rdsmoble AC


Second Class Welder

$15.87 Per Hour
Skill and Ability Requirements:
Utilizes arc, oxygen/acetylene, and plasma methods to
safely perform welding and cutting functions in the
fabrication and/or repair of carbon steel.
Knowledge of welding principles and methods gained through
vocational training and/or practical experience.
Able to successfully complete 2nd Class welding test.
Good work record and disciplinary history
For Immediate consideration
please do one of the following:
Fax your resume to 863-902-2889
Email to Jdooley@ussugar.com
Call 863-228-0208
Stop in at the employment office on WC Owen Ave.
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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., RO. Box
1760, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Equal Opportunity Employer


Assistant Citv Manager
$64,928 Salary
Closing: 01-18-06
The City of Belle Glade is seeking a
professional and innovative visionary
with excellent communication and
leadership skills. Requires BS/BA in
Public Administration or closely related
field; minimum of five years.
Send employment application material to:
City of Belle Glade
Attn: Vivian Hunter
Director of Human Resources
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. W
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900


THERAPIST

Needed to work with clients that are pregnant & sub-
tance abusers in the Belle Glade area. Will conduct
initial assessment; individual/group/family therapy &
maintain clinical documentation. Requires Masters
Degree, professional licensure or eligibility, & 3-5 yrs.
relevant experience. Fax resume to: 561/514-1987;
e-mail: edubose@oakwoodcenter.org; apply at:
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.,
1041 45th St.,
WPB, FL 33407
www.oakwoodcenter.org
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Full/Part Time Tellers
Must be 18 yrs of age, High School
Diploma or Equivalent,
Cash handling experience and Bilingual A+.
Apply within @ Everglades Federal Credit
Union
Mail Resume to: 1099 W. Ventura Ave.
Clewiston, FL. 33440
Email Resume to: bulifantb@earthlink.net


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Oakbrook of LaBelle
Has positions open for:
SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR
AND
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE
Oakbrook of Labelle skilled nursing facility in
Labelle, Fl. has positions available for B.S.W.,
Maintenance Assistant, Housekeeping, Dietary,
CNA, and Nurses. Great Team Environment
and Benefits

Fax Resume to 863-675-7415
Oakbrook of LaBelle,
250 Broward Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-1440
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered4-25
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl2.fl.us





ACCIDENT VICTIMS ALL Acci-
dent & Injury Claims *AUTO-
MOBILE ABIKE/BOAT/BUS
*ANIMAL BITES *WORKERS
COMPENSATION *WRONG-
FUL DEATH *NURSING
HOME INJURIES A-A-A At-
torney Referral Service
(888)733-5342.
ARRESTED NEED A LAW-
YER? All Criminal Defense.
*Felonies *Misdemeanors
*Domestic Violence *DUI
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(888)733-5342 24 HOURS 7
DAYS A WEEK.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


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





ARBORIST CERTIFIED
(formerly) Tree Service.
Removal, Pruning, Stump
grinding, Landscaping, Tree
Planting and Hauling. Call
Thomas (727)585-8379
Cell Largo Florida
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


GAS FIRE PLACE 48"wx43"t,
brick style, $1000
(863)763-3451


BEDROOM SET, like new,
$350. (863)675-7105
BEDROOM SET: Wood Framed
Bunkbeds w/mattresses. Like
new w/ Dresser, Mirror &
Desk. $200. (863)517-1273
CEDAR CHEST- New with tray
Solid cedar $125
(863)467-4328
COUCH & LOVE SEAT Indian
print, green burgundy & gold
$250 (863)467-5032
DINING TABLE- Oval, all wood
w/big pedestal blonde/white,
end tables fruitwood & glass
$100. (863)357-0037


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5.15
Carpets.'Rugs 55
Children's Items 555
China, Classware, Etc. 560h
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 57'1
Collectibles 55
Computer Video 580
Crafts.S;ipplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapt, Linens & Fabr;cs 595
Fireplace Fixture 601:
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 640
Luggage 6-15
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies-
Services 670i
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 7r05
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
works good $30
(863)635-7987


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
Ave J &1stSt. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
We buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100
FIRE PLACE MANTLE & sur-
round oak-unique, beautiful
$400 (863)763-4982


FREEZER- Upright, 17cu.ft.
Admiral, works great $125
(863)763-5422
KITCHEN APPLIANCES Elec-
tric range, microwave & self
cleaning oven. In excellent
cond. $100 (863)763-5081
WASHER, Kenmore, Heavy
Duty, White, Used, Good
condition. $175.
(863)467-1973
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty, White. New, Never
used. $275. (863)467-1973



BUILDINGS DIRECT! 25
YEARS. Order now for spring
delivery, and save! Extensive
range of sizes and models.
Built to last. Priced to sell!
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
STEEL BUILDINGS, Factory
Clearance. New, never erect-
ed 30x40, 40x60, 50x100
and 60x100. Will Sell for bal-
ance Call Frank
(800)803-7982.



BATHROOM VANITY- New
30", Oak, with sink and fau-
cet, $100 (863)675-1634
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
Teak Wood, hundreds of
board ft., various sizes, $250
takes it all. 239-707-2486
WELL SYSTEM fairly new,
$800 for total system
(863)467-7612


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$450 neg. 863)763-8943
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC, Beer
& Soda cans & bottles. $75.
(863)675-4602



COMPUTER, Pentium 3, Win-
dows XP, Lots of games, w/,
monitor, mouse. keyboard.
$175866-855-0158.
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Pen-
tium 4, dvd/cd-rw, wind. xp,
games, monitor, keyboard,
ext. $350 866-855-0158.

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YORKIE 2 yrs old. Needs
loving family with time to ap-
preciate. In/Out. $100
(863)697-3805 / 697-3804
YORKIES, ACA Reg. Small/
Adorable, Born 11/25th, Avail.
Feb. 1st. Parents on premises.
$500. (863)763-6778


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944



ANTENNA, 70 ft., 10 ft. sec-
tions, with base & mast,
$500 firm. (863)675-4201


DINING table plus 6 chairs,
metal frame glass top, $600
(239)289-6782
FAMILY room set, incld, 3pc
sectional, matching over-
stuffed chair, 3 metalic/glass
tables $1800 (239)289-6782
Sectional L-shaped, w/2 re-
cliners, black w/pink & blue,
pin stripe, very good cond.,
$800 neg. (863)634-2094
SOFA: L Shaped, 3 sec. w/qu.
sleeper, 2 Recliners wheat &
massage. Pd. over $2000, Sell
for $500. (863)517-1273
TABLE & 4 ROLL AWAY
CHAIRS- Leather, Nice,
$225. (863)674-5770
WATERBED FRAME -King size
Canopy style. Wood grain.
$200 or best offer. Call & I
will email pics. (863)447-0566



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
Odyssey 990, Wilson 8813,
Cook M1-X, Lynx. Callaway,
Adams. $800 (863)946-3123.


GOLF CLUBS- Ladies, Ping,
with bag Great condition
$150. or best offer
(863)357-6703



ELECTRIC TREADMILL- great
shape, Only $100
(863)675-2690.
LOWEST PRESCRIPTION
PRICES Less than Canada.
Viagra $2.75/100mg, Fosa-
max $16.00/month, Advira
$45.00. A better deal than
Medicare. Global Medicines,
American Physician man-
aged. (866)634-0720
www.globalmedicines.net.
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
1601bs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756



CERAMIC heater $10
(863)635-7987


EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $500
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee


HOSPITAL BED electric foot
& head board, good cond.
w/2 rails $150
(863)467-5032
HOSPITAL BED- electric,
works good no mattress
$145 or best offer
(772)597-2155
SCOOTER, Alanti 2002, Elec-
tric w/basket on back & 2 bat-
teries. Good cond. Holds up to
300 lbs. $500 (863)763-7697


DIESEL TANK- 260 gallon,
3'Tx2.5'Wx5'L Brand new
Aluminum. $1000/neg. Call
Keith (239)872-3714
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.bnlinetidewater-
tech.com.
GENERATOR, Harley, used,
2500 watts, starts first try,
$250. (863)634-7098
ROCKING CHAIR- Ornate
wrought iron, iron arch, lat-
tice work, for weddings
$150 (863)675-2392
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CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES (2)
males, UKC & CKC regis-
tered, all shots, vet. cert.
$400 each. (863)763-3073
CHINCHILLA'S- Young, 1
male, 1 female. $150.
(863)634-8118
CHOCOLATE LAB 3% yrs
old, neutered. Needs room to
run & someone to play with.
$150. neg. (863)824-0703
LOVE BIRDS- 2 beautiful,
about 5 yrs old, with cage,
$80 (863)398-9806
PARROT CAGE- White w/
24x24x27, playpen on top
shelf under cage detachable
seed $100. (863)357-0037


Rentals



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



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

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



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-Build To Suit-

Up To 10,000 SQ. FT.

Belle Glade Area





OFFICE SPACE with or without
Warehouse. 1324 S. Main St.
Belle Glades. (561)996-4524


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COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
continuous watt, new never
used, $2000 (863)467-5756
PRESSURE WASHER
3000psi, whose, wand &tips,
on wheels, 11hp B/S engine,
$350 863-697-9704
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7,4
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products & 1:
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 8?5
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds -Plants.'
Flowers -65



MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
32" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$700. (863)227-0367.



BUSH HOG: TSC, 5 Ft., 2
years old. $500.
863-610-1219 after 9pm or
weekends.
LAWN TRAILER: New. 3'X4',
w/tilt & Balloon Tires. $250.
(863)357-5754
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$1300 (863)697-3211
STEEL GATES-(2) 41/2H x
7%2L
For entrance to property.
Good condition. $100 for both
(863)675-4409
WEED TRIMMER on 14"
wheels, like new, 6hp B/S
engine, $175 or trade
(863)697-9704
WHEEL BARROW: Antique,
Great for a flower bed. $5.
(863)675-3944


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Townhouses Sale 1015
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Government Foreclosed
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No credit OK! Bank & Gov't
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(800)749-2750.
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Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $185,200.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.

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City block next to court-
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#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Call owner Pat




Vacant Residential Lot, 1.31
Acres, Lakefront Prop.,
Montura Ranches $60,000
(863)983-3826



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Beautiful View 48 acres
$144,000 14,400 down
1,087 per month owner fi-
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(850)545-4928.
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HOMES, LAND, FARMS, VIC-
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$89,900. Easy to finish cab-
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$29,900-$79,900. Free Info
Available! (828)256-1004.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
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Never before offered with
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(800)709-5253.
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HOMESITES 1 to 6 acres
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Just 1-1/2 hours to Nash-
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Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
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acres suitable for 4 homes
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Walker

11 863-677-1010

CBS New Construction Only-09
available. 3 bd/2 bath/i garage
Texas Avenue, Harlem S/D 1673 sq
ft. Special Loan Pkges. LUTZ
BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy old
when you can get Brand New?
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Dry & Cleared BRING ME AN OFFER

BANK FORECLOURLhLedroom 2
bath stilt hou .ll nl- .york, on
1.25 ac. 665 iViU l-, MRE
$54,900.00
Lorida Ranches, Highlands
County, 10ac deed restricted tracts
starting at $209,000. $10,000.00 to
reserve your tract today.Up to 90%
Financing for Qualified Buyers. Out
of 31 tracts, Only,?0 11 available.
Back up contracts accepted.

Cathy S.
Garcia

863-228-4798
Se Habla Espanol

Welcome

Cathy Garcia
The Newest
Member To
Our Team!


Glenn A.
Smith


-' 863-983-3508

1) Business Opportunity! Established
home improvement and convenience
store on 2.5 acres in Montura Ranch.
Great location, near the clubhouse. Fully
equipped cafeteria ready to open. All fur-
niture, fixtures, equipment and invento-
ry included. Great business opportunity.
$800K MLS#: 200530488
2) New Listingl! 3 br/2 bath mobile
home in Moore Haven. Large rear deck.
Beautiful kitchen, oversize living room,
formal dining room. Must see at
$124,900
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 $70,000.
MLS#: 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 Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over Y' acre. Only iz
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

Don't just list
your property.
Let us Market
your property.


SCharmaine A.

.. Montgomery

863-697-0189
Sr Hibla E-panol


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 "we'll even leave most of the
furniture". This one won't last
long! $199,900.00
One of a klnd!ll 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
Owner says make an offers
2.5 Acres on 11 th 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!l
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @$62K
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


Mobile Home on 1.25
Montura at $89.9K


acres in


Marshall
" l : R. Berner


863-228-3265


1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
Home One Block From Roland
Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Tiled Through-out. Potential for 4th
Bedroom. $209,9K.
2)W.Ventura 2bd/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 $601K.
4)New Listing! 3bd/2ba MH in MRE
on 1.25 Ac. Land is Cleared With
Beautiful Pines. Home is Very
Spacious With Great Floor Plan.
Place is Immaculate! $108,5K.
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 MBH, 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.


friends can be in this 3/2 DWMH on
a quiet street in Country Side
Meadows, Moore Haven. Decorator
perfect all it needs is a moving van.
Start celebrating because the price is
only $119,900.00
IF YOU HAVE LOOKED AROUND you
will immediately buy this 2001 3/2
DWMH on 1.25 acres in Montura
Ranches. Location, condition, deco-
rating, you will realize this is the
home for you. Only $139,900.00
MOO! There's room for a contented
cow, pigs, goats, and horses on this
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch Estates.
3/2 DWMH is included. It's not a
showplace but a place for living.
Available for only $105,000.00


2 Jerry W.

.... *, SSmith


561-261-3444

30 aces of pasture and woods in
Ladeca $25,000.00/ae. Rarecon-
bination ofsedusion in a natural setting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Call meforvacantland. Lotsoraoeage
Recently Reduced! Beautiful 3BR/2BA
manufactured home on 1.09 acres in
Montura. Nice floor plan with fireplace
makes this listing a must see @
$107,325


Sam J.
Walker


hy 863-677-1013

Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Tower Lakesl DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ $94.9K


Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
8e Habla Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C ,
Horseshoe Acres @ $1 45k
Deal Fell Through! Holiday Isles
3bd/2ba MH, public water &
sewer available, investors want-
ed $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
looks like a log cabin, on paved
road, tenant occupied,fenced,
new septic @ $124,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $68,900
Pioneer Plantation!!!! 2.5 acres
wow! @ $89,900
Back on Market New home, very
well e I / 1 ar
Last! 199.9K't
Last! $199.9K


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AMUSTSEE$133,900
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
S4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
* Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, IBA each unit
$229,000
ACREAGE LA & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details


MONTURA
SWooded Lots:
Cleared & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced to $39,000
Jinnete $48,000
Appaloosa 2 1/2 acres $110,000
S. Coral $36,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
Reduced to $59,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
3BR, 2BA, MH on Nogl$145,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
' 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre .
* 10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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SOME OF OUR LISTINGS:
Gorgeous 3/2 M/H on Pine Cone MRE $ 120,000.00
Want to go fishing? Ask about 3/2 M/H on Click Drive, Lakeport, Only $130,000
Brand new CBS 3/2 ready in 3 weeks, 837 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven $168,375.00
Brand new CBS 3/2 most appliances incl. 943 Gerace Ct, Moore Haven, $172,900.00
Lovely 3/2 Home on 3 Lots, 414 Avenue 0, Moore Haven. $224,900
Beautiful M/H lot in Ortona, fenced, close to the Intercostal, $40,000.00
Montura Ranches, 1.25 acres, Paved road on Appaloosa Avenue, $39,900.00
Moore Haven mobile home lots starting at $15,000.00
Moore Haven River Gardens lots starting at $38,000.00


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both $165,000 garage w/ guest suite on 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acres
2BR, 1BA w/ detached 12.80 ac. Call for details $119,900
24 1B met d CBShd i-Plex Unit1 4BR,3BR, 2BA, 1.25 ac. $160,000
$162,000 2BA Unit 2 2B, metal buidlingBA 2 Lots1.25 side by side cleared
$162,000 2BA Unit 2 2BR, 1BA $45,000 each
3BR, 2BA $265,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 5acresPioneer $120,000
3B 2BA la hle $279,000
$1 ,4 I 6?VeD G 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (7) COMMERCIAL
4BR, 3BA Del Monte $150K Building 2476 sq. ft. on US
$314,000 27 100'x100' $550,000
3BR, 2.5BA 2 Story MOBILE HOMES Commericial Building 75'x120'
3B~BR, 2.A 2 ke onUS 27 Call For Details
$199,000$ RSL ENDNG In rJB +
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood 10Ln s l+
$410,0003BR, 2BA Easylife$82,000 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BA with study and 4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH & Apt. $173,000
3BR, 2BA with study and
pool. New Subdivision with 30'x50' metal building
pool. New Subdivision
$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!!"


Fifth-Wheel Hitch 15k. GM
rails included, like new, $780
new yours for $375
863)946-3269 or
19-553-7120



AIR BOAT BOTTOM COATING
- Steelflex 2000 SUPER
SLICK Epoxy coating, 1 gal-
lon $100 (863)467-6696
BOAT SEAT- Springfield Ma-
rine #3 with rod gimbel &
pedestal $100.
(863)610-0440 (Okee.)


SEA PRO SEAT- With pedestal
$100. (863)610-0440
(Okeechobee)

TROLLING MOTOR- MinnKota
Endura. 12 volt, tiller type,
501b thrust, 42" shaft. Brand
new. $185 (863)467-6696



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.


GO KART, Yerf, only used 15
hrs or less, Cash Only $900
or best offer (863)675-2093
ask for Ashley

SUZUKI LTZ 400 2003 Race
Bike. $2400. Firm.
(863)634-5129

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005O
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 11)20
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4135
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs J445
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060)
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40,0



BUICK LESABRE LIMITED,
'94, rebuilt trans., V6 3.8 litre
eng., auto, a/c, cruise,
$1500. (863)467-4352
CHEVY CAVILER '91 Driven
daily. $700 or best offer. Call
after 5pm (863)763-2011
FORD FOCUS WAGON, '02,
well maintained, fully loaded,
low miles, $9500 or best of-
fer. (772)597-0404
FORD PROBE GT-'93, Sports
model, Great on gas & runs
good. 73K,. $3500.
(219)309-5544 (Cell) Iv msg
HONDA ACCORD '87- $1200
or make offer
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
HONDA ACCORD LX '98: Tint-
ed. 128K mls. Raisin Pearl col-
or, rear Euro lights. $4500 or
best offer. 863-675-3470 Mel
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


SATURN 1992 4 door, new ra-
diator fan, new battery and
tires $2000 or best offer
(772)532-3821



CHEVY 2 NOVA 1963, All
parts. New motor and tranny.
$2400 or best offer or trade.
(863)634-3797
CHEVY FLEETLINE DELUXE
'48- 4dr asking $2500
(863)763-3551
CHEVY TRUCK 1955 auto
and tilt steering, needs work
$2500 (863)357-3633
MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4
sp. Sell or trade Make some-
one a real deal, Nice car
423-502-2214 Lorida



CHEVY SILVERADO, '94, 4
wheel drive, 3/4 ton, runs
good, $3800.
(863)381-0432
CHEVY TAHOE LT, 1998, 4x4,
loaded, 144k miles, clean,
$6995 or best offer.
(863)763-5373
CJ7 JEEP 1984- Lift kit, 33
tires, hard top, soft top, biki-
ni top $5800 (863)697-1397
JEEP WRANGLER- '89, 4" lift,
6 cyl., Auto., A/C, Tires
35x12.5x15, Winch. Exc
cond. $5500. 863-673-0920



CHEVY 350 ENGINE, with
stand, 30 over, low miles,
tranny rebuilt w/shift kit,
$1500. (772)618-0607
RIM 16" Dodge Truck Rim
$100 or best offer
(772)597-2155


TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer.(863)467-8856



CHEVY SILVERADO'93
New tires & transmission.
Mint condition. $3000
(863)634-1945

DODGE EXT. Cab 1990- Runs
great w/extras Must see!
2000 or best offer
(863)467-2292

DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, 33" tires Long bed.
Runs good. $1800. neg.
(239)770-6423

MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX
1/4 Ton Pickup 1989. Runs
good. No problems. $1500 or
best offer. (863)634-3797

TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645


FLATBED TRAILERS
For Sale
(863)675-2408

FLATBED TRAILERS
For Sale
(863)675-2408


CAR DOLLEY good condi-
tion, $450 firm
(863)763-4617



DODGE RAM 2500, '95, 15
passenger van, A/C blows cold
AM/FM Radio. Low miles.
Asking $2500 (239)633-4069


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Public Notice 5005
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NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
01/21/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned. FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025
Tiffany Harnish J-35 & J-36
Furniture, Mattress, Misc items
Victor Grimaldo J-17
Misc, items
Jessica Leal J-5
Furniture, Misc Items
Hugh Stedham P-40
Boat
Marorie Padgett J-45 & J-46
TV, Microwave, Bike & Misc Items
Mark PadgettJ-34
Washer, Dryer, Chairs, & Misc Items
Ruben/Ada Curbelo A-5
TV. Washer, Dryer & Misc Items
Espevanza Clsnero 308
Children Items
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Furniture, Misc Items
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re: Estate of
Marcelina Alvarez
Deceased File No. 04-06
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINSTTHEABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that Letters of
Administration has been entered in the
estate of MARCELINA ALVAREZ,, de-
ceased, File Number 04-06,by the Cir-
cuit Court for Hendry County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is: Hendry County Courthouse, Post
Office Box 1760, La Belle, Florida
33975; that the decedents date of
death was June 30, 2005; thatthe to-
tal estimated value of the estate is
$134,000.00 and that the names and
address of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
George Alvarez
1782 Melissa Road
Clewiston, orida 33440
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED:
All creditors of the estate of the dece-
dent and person having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the
decedent otherthan those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file theirclaim with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is 1/05/2006.
Person Giving Notice:
George Alvarez
1782 Melissa Road
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Attorney for Person
Giving Notice:
Steven J, Polhemus, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 182567
PO.Box2188
La Belle, Florida 33975
(363)675-0087
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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. Domlnquez,
Petitioner
and
Luclano Domlnquez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Luclano Dominquez
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
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 file 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 fall 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 Courts 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
malled 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. DOeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY 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, devisees, 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 be 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 Tile 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, O. 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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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-519 CA
HERMINIA M. LOPEZ,
Plaintiff
vs.
ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ, el al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case
now pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hendry County Court-
house, in front of the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in the Hendry
County Courthouse (being the second
floor hallway of the Hendry County
Courts building) LaBelle, Florida, on
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 8 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
,d ,i...1 ni lI. j If,, ,!, .,;,', y
iions, 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 District.
Together with a 1981 double wide mobile
home Twin81/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
B: S, Hammond
As Deputy Clerk


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Port La Belle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a Board of Su-
pervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
January 12, 2006 at 6 30 pm at the of-
fice of the District located at 3293
Dellwood Terrace The purpose of this
meeting is to conduct routine business
which may require action by the
Board
This meeting is open to the public.
106804 CB & CGS 01/05/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all pnor liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Flonda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438 on January 9th,
2006.
1991 Chevrolet4 Door Blu
Vin#1YISK5462MZ063256
1993 NIssan 4Door Wh
Vn# JN8H017S6PW126816
1986 Oldsmobile 2 Door Ok Blu
Vin#1G3GR47Y4GP322438
1992 Plymouth Station Wagon WhI
Vin# 2P4GH2535NR577914
1993 Chevrolet4 Door Gry
Vin # 1G1LT53T5PY118752
1996 Chevrolet Pick UP Grn
Vin# 1GCCS19W1T8209032
1988 Buick 4 Door Sit
Vin# 1G4AH51W9JT463604
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida 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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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit
to Tnstan Chapman, Vice President & General Manager ol Southern Gardens Citrus
Processing Corporation to modify the existing 0.850 mgd WTP by the addition of a
premanufactured (skid mounted) reverse osmosis membrane softening unit to serve
the Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation in Clewiston, Hendry County,
Flonda (221505)
A person whose substantial interests are altected by the Departments proposedper-
.... ,. ,,i : ...... Seccons 120.569 and 120.57, Flonda Stat-
S ,, ,,I ,, nearing on it The Petition must contain the
information set lorth below and must be tiled (received) at the Dpartment's Office of
General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS-35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within 14 days of publication of this notice. A copy of the Petition must
also be mailed at the time of filing to the South District Office of the Department. Fail-
ure to file a petition within the 14 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person
has to an administrative hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following information; (a) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner; and the county in which the subject matter or ac-
tivity is located; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of
the Department's action or proposed action; (c) A statement of how each petitoners
substantial interests are affected by the Department's action or proposed action; (d)
A statement of the material facts disputed by petiioner, if 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 petiioner con-
tends require reversal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action;
and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action pe-
itioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Department's action or pro-
posed 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 notce. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any
decision of the Department with regard to this action or proposed action has the right
to petition to become a party to the proceeding. The petition must conform to the re-
quirements specified above and be filed (received) within 21 days of publication of
this notice in the Office of General Counsel at the above address of the Department.
Failure to petition within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florda
Statutes, and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent interven-
tion will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rule 600-2.010, Florida Administrative Code.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departmet's proposed per-
mitling decision may choose to pursue mediation as an alternative remedy under
Section 120.573 before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not
adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. If
you are not familiar with the procedures for pursuing mediation, they are available
from the Department upon request.
Tile 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 Department
of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, Flori-
da, 33901.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City of Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. n Monday, January 9, 2006, in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to review
and consider the following items:
1)A Special Exception request from Florida's Finest Developers to reduce the buffer
to 10 t. between buildings at the proposed community. Limitation of a 20 ft. buf-
fer was specified on the development order to construct a residential community
on a parcel of land located south of W.Ventura, north of W Alverdez, west of the
Lopez St. canal, east of post office, General Plan of Clewiston. The property is
zoned R-2.
2)A Variance request from Lawrence R. Gamer to remodel an existing building to
make room for a Custom Home Show/Sales business on Lots 21 24, Block
167, A.K.A. 401 E, SugarIand Hwy., General Plan of Clewiston. The property is
zoned C.
3)A Variance request from Daniel D. Weekley to reduce the minimum square foot-
age requirement, minimum lot width and remove the total ground coverage re-
uirement to allow construction of 3 single family residences on Lots 8 10,
lack 195, A.K.A. 341 W. Crescent Drive, General Plan of Clewiston. The proper-
ty is zoned R1-B.
4) A Variance request from Osmel Fonseca to reduce the minimum square footage
requirement for a rental unit located on Lot 12, Block 371, A.K.A. 216 San Pedro
St., General Plan of Clewiston. The property is zoned R2.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
Monday, January 23, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z board meeting
and the Public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or any person requir-
ing a special accommodation because of a disability or physical impairment, in-
cluding speech or hearing impairments, should contact the City Managers office
at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) NO. CN051214
Contractor Pre-Quallficallon; 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 maior construction work In support of District
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.ao;
(3) by calling (561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE
(80) 472-5290. The public is invited to attend the opening. Further Informa-
tIon on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site -
www.stwmd.gov,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO: 05-1023-CA
VALIDATION OF THE NOTTO 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 poltic 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, Florda, including non-residents owning property or
subject to taxation therein, and others having or claiming any right, tite or interest
in property to be affected by the issuance of the Bonds and Notes herein de-
scnbed, 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 on to 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 parbcular description
of such obligations being contained in the Complaint 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 therein
and the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and seeking a judgment of this
Court to validate the proceedings for said Bonds and Bond Anticipation 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 bein fully advised in the premises:
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the State of Florida, 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 properly 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 6th 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-
per of general circulation published in Hendry County, Florida.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDEEDAND 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-
ers having or claiming any right, title or interest in the City of Clewiston, Florida, or
the taxable property therein or in any property to 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 madeparties defendant to this proceeding, and
that this Court shall have jurisdiction of 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 FreJ N It

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O I ICE OT PRUOPS CRE ME IO FV At uiu Nr.
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on January 23, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as practical
thereafter, in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventrua Avenue, Cle-
wiston, Florida. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to en-
act final passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-14
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP 1992, BY REZONING AND
CHANGING THE DISTRICT DESIGNATION OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PROPER-
TY LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF SOUTH FRANCISCO STREET FROM "RM-1"
MOBILE HOME AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK DISTRICT TO "R-1C" SIN-
GLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR UPDATE OF THE CLE-
WISTON ZONING DISTRICT MAP 1992: AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Managers Office, City Hall,
11 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested par-
ties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing, such person
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
WendellJohnson
City Manager
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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 "DIS-
TRICT" at:
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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
four miles of a road called Mayoral from Perimeter on the south end to Pine Cone
on the north as specified in the detailed drawings and specifications prepared by
Rock Aboujaoude, PE. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on January 4th, 2006 at
the Clubhouse at 10:00 am.
Constructon drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rick Aboujaoude,
PE. (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).
Rock's 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 bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
scribed in the Contract Documents.
All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certficates 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 Forida.
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 forth 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 afterthe 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 lime 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

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By: Carolyn Hester


PUBLIC NOTICE
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Weekly Road Construction Report


Glades County
SR 29: From Hendry County
line to U.S. 27: Maintenance
project Crews will be doing
road striping for the next three
weeks. No lane closures are
anticipated, but slow moving
traffic.
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slouulg to the bridge (4.6 miles):
Construction project -- The
roadway improvements consist
of resurfacing the existing pave-
ment, widening two sections of
roadway, constructing paved
shoulders, drainage improve-
ments, and guardrail installation.
Motorists should expect a flag-
ging operation with a single lane
closed for paving and shoulder
construction. The contractor is
Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From U.S. 27 to Okee-
chobee County line, and from SR
29 to U.S. 27: Maintenance proj-
ect Crews will be doing road
striping for the next three weeks.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but slow moving traffic.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
milksi). Construction project -
The roadway improvements con-
sist of resurfacing the existing
pavement and modifying the US
27/SR 29 intersection median.
Motorists should expect one lane
to be closed for paving opera-
tions. The speed limit has been
reduced in the work zone. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
U.S. 27: In the city of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project -
No lane closures are anticipated
at this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway in this area.
U.S. 27: From Hendry County
line to Highlands County line:
Maintenance project Crews
will be doing Ioad striping for the
next three weeks. No lane clo-
sures are anticipated, but slow
moving traffic.

Hendry County
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway.
SR 29: From Collier County
line to SR 80: Maintenance proj-


ect Crews will be doing road
striping for the next three weeks.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but slow moving traffic.
SR 80: From Ford Street to
Cowboy Way: Maintenance proj-
ect Motorists should expect
intermittent lane closures in the
eastbound and westbound lanes
with possible slow moving traffic
while crews work on cleaning
the pipes in the roadway. Flag-
men will be on site to assist with
traffic.
SR 80: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project -- No lane
closures are anticipated at this
time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving


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traffic while crews sweep the
roadway.
SR 80: From Lee County line
to U.S. 27: Maintenance project
- Crews will be doing road strip-
ing for the next three weeks. No
lane closures are anticipated, but
slow moving traffic.
SR 80: From County Road 833
to U.S. 27 (2.9 miles): Construc-
tion project Roadway
improvements consist of
guardrail replacement and addi-
tion of new guardrail along the
eastbound side of SR 80. The
contractor is Highway Safety
Devices, Inc.
U.S. 27: North of Clewiston to
SR 80: Maintenance project -


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No lane closures are anticipated
at this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews work on
guardrail replacement.
U.S. 27: From Palm Beach
County line to Glades County
line: Maintenance project -
Crews will be doing road striping
for the next three weeks. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
slow moving traffic.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewis-
ton: Maintenance project No
lane closures are anticipated at
this time, but motorists should
expect possible slow moving
traffic while crews sweep the
roadway in this area.


Okeechobee
Countywide: Construction
project Crews will be per-
forming shoulder repair work at
various locations throughout the
country. Motorists should watch
for lane closures as necessary to
move equipment in and out of
the work zones. The contractor is
Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc.
SR 70: From W. of U.S. 98 to
W. of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles):
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing 2-lane road-
way to 4 lanes with a center dual
left turn lane. The work includes
drainage improvements, signals,
and street lighting. Work current-


ly includes storm pipe installa-
tion and roadway construction at
various locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell
Engineering.
U.S. 441: From North of
Cemetery Road to NE 131st St in
Okeechobee County: Construc-
tion project Work to begin
milling and repaving. ARMI layer
starting north end of the project
moving south. This project
includes widening shoulders,
ARMI layer, milling, resurfacing,
guardrail and minor drainage
improvements. The contractor is
Elmo Greer and Sons, LLC. The
estimated completion date: Win-
ter 2005/2006.


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